Admiral John Benbow
- Object Name: Painting
- Description: Late 17th century oil painting portrait of Admiral John Benbow, artist unknown.
- Description: Admiral John Benbow, 1653-1702. Benbow was born in Coton Hill, and is said by tradition to have run away to sea, joining the Royal Navy after being apprenticed. He rejoined the Royal Navy as a captain in 1689 and eventually made Vice-Admiral. He lost a leg in battle, gangrene set in and he died on 4th November; a memorial was erected to his memory in St. Mary's, his parish church.
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