post 1680 - 1732
Sterne, 7th child and youngest son. of the 34th, or Chudleigh's regiment of foot. He had lots of children, many of whom died in infancy or young. The figure of Roger Sterne alone stands out with any clearness by the side of the ceaselessly flitting mother and phantasmal children of Laurence Sterne's Memoir; and it is touched in with strokes so vivid and characteristic that critics have been tempted to find in it the original of the most famous portrait in the Shandy gallery. "My father," says Sterne, "was a little, smart man, active to the last degree in all exercises, most patient of fatigue and disappointments, of which it pleased God to give him full measure. He was, in his temper, somewhat rapid and hasty, but of a kindly, sweet disposition, void of all design, and so innocent in his own intentions, that he suspected no one; so that you might have cheated him ten times a day, if nine had not been sufficient for your purpose."
|Born: post 1680||Baptised: |
|Died: Port Antonio, , , Jamaica Mar 1732 ||Buried: |