General James Edward Oglethorpe. A plaque on the south wall of the chancel bears a long memorial poem by Mr. Capel Loft to this soldier, politician, pioneer, colonial governor and agriculturalist (chapter 12). It is about 10 feet from the floor, and about 7 feet wide by 5 feet tall. Another plaque, on the floor near the centre of the chancel, is immediately above the vault where the General and his wife lie. The site of this vault was found during a controversial excavation inside the church in 1923 (see chapter 11).