William Gordon Rutherfurd
In St Margaret's church Westminster is a small white marble tablet on the north wall to William Rutherfurd, who fought at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 with Admiral Lord Nelson. He and his wife are buried in a vault in the church. The inscription, in black, red and gold, reads:
In memory of William Gordon Rutherfurd, C.B. [Companion of the Order of the Bath] Captain of H.M.S. Swiftsure at the battle of Trafalgar. Died 14 Jan. 1818. Also of Lilias Rutherfurd his wife, died 5 Nov. 1831. Both buried here
He was born at Wilmington, North Carolina in 1765 and educated in Edinburgh and St Andrews in Scotland. In 1778 he joined the Royal Navy and served with Admiral Jervis at Martinique and was in the West Indies for some time. In 1814 he was appointed a captain of Greenwich Hospital and he died there.
"The Trafalgar captains, their lives and memorials" by C. White, 2005