Westmorland Church Notes. E. Bellasis 1888-9
transcribed by Sarah Reveley and team of Rootsweb Westmorland Listmembers
* Mr. Bellasis visited Shap 8 Aug., 1876. The Rev. S. Whiteside has most
generously gone over his MS. 13 years later, made some corrections, and
added all the inscriptions recorded since 1876, for which great kindness Mr.
Bellasis tenders his thankful acknowledgements. Of the following fragmentary
inscrip- tions nothing further has been ascertained. 1- " To . . . Jane and
Margaret, son and da., aged 3. . .1746." 2 - "Here lieth the Body of T. . .
. of S . . . . Lastly a tomb was noted displaying the matrix of a brass. 3 -
" Here lies interr'd the body of Richard son of Richard . . . and . . ."
In m. Isabella wife of Thomas Abbott, who d. 25th August 1874 aged 48 y.
Also Thomas, their son who d. 29th August 1864 aged 3 y. And of Annie
Isabella Powley their Da. who d. 16th August 1864, aged 17 m.
(S). S. m. The Reverend Joseph Abbott of Rosegill who d. April 26th 1830
aged 53 y., also of Frances Abbott his wife who d. May the 19th 1849 aged
Let this vain world allure no more,
Behold the opening tomb,
It bids us use the present hour
Tomorrow death may come.
Also of Martha Abbott their eldest da. who d., February 6th 1853 aged 44 y.,
also of Jane their second da. wife of T. Banks who d. July 31st 1855 aged 45
y. Also Frances their eldest da. who d. at Shap June 8th 1879 aged 62 y.
Here . . . the Body . . . of . . . Richard . . . . April ye 9th . . .
1741. (Mr. Whiteside identifies this as Margaret wife of Richard Allison).
(E. two brasses on stone). 1. Here lieth the Body of William Baxter of
Shapp who was inter'd Denember the 9th Anno Domini 1713 Ætatis suæ 74. Here
lieth also the body of George Fothergill of Shapp who was inter'd May the
9th Anno Domini 1714 ætatis suæ 78. 2. Here lie also the Bodies of Henry
Fothergill and Eleanor his wife and Thomas their eldest son.
Died May 21st
(N .) I.H.S. Thomas Birkbeck of Shap Lodge, who d. 8th December1886 aged
74y. Also of Jane his beloved wife who d. 2nd February 1876 aged 61 y. Also
of Elizabeth their da. who d. 7th November 1867 aged 15 y. Also of James his
Son, who d. in infancy Feb 12th 1880.
(N .) In I. m. Mary Bowman who d. at Bampton Jan. 10th 1867 Aged 31 y.
Also of Thomas Walker Bowman who d. May 30th 1867 aged 2 y. " Thy will be
Here lieth the Body of John Bre . . . who d. L. 175-5.
(S.) S. m. Richard Breaks who d. at Giggleswick, Yorkshire, November 26th
1853 In the 26th y. of his age. This Stone is erected (as a token of
affection & esteem) by his friend Richard Smallman.
(N .) Brebner, Catharine d. 3rd Janry. 1880 aged 1 y. 8 m. James d. 27th
Decr. 1880 aged 5 m.
(E. brass on stone). Here lieth the body of Agnes, wife to Henry Bristo,
interr'd the 29th day of June Anno Domini 1702. Here lieth the body of Henry
Bristo interr'd the 28th day of April Anno Domini ætatis suæ 65, 1717.
(N.E.) In a. r. Agnes, the beloved wife of Rupert Bullock, of Manchester,
b. 31st Augst. 1824, d. 18th November 1884. In m. Rupert Bullock, of
Manchester, b. 14th September 1822, d. 5th August 1886.
(N .) In a. r. William son of William and Elizabeth Burn of Shap, b. June
12th 1858 d. May 30th 1870. " He is not dead but sleepeth."
(S.) In m. Henry Burton of Hegdale who D. L. November the 12th 1785 Aged
84 Y. And of Margaret his Wife Who D.L. June the 8th 1777 Aged 74 Y. Also of
Henry their Grandson who D. L. June the 19th 1787 Aged 12 Y ., also John
Burton son of the above who d. Dec. 19th 1818 aged 86 & Mary his wife Who d.
Feb. 14th 1839 aged 89, also Francis Burton, Son of the above, who d. May
16th 1852 aged 74 & Sarah his wife who d. 30th July 1859 aged 78, also John
Burton, their youngest Son, who d. at Penrith Octr. 20th 1870 aged 51 y.
" Emigravit." Dead he is not but departed, for the Christian never dies, &
Agnes, wife of Henry Burton of Bampton Grange who d. Feb. 20th 1870 aged 52.
(E.) Near this place lieth the Body of James Burton of (Barker Hill) who
d. l. July 7 (17) 1778 Aged 77 y. also Sarah his wife who d. May 15th, 1779
Aged 76 y.
(E.) In m. Elias Castley who d. January 10th 1859 aged 38 y. also Thomas
his son d. in infancy.
In a. r. John Castley of the Crown Inn, Shap, who d. 25th September 1868
aged 46 y.
(E.) Erected to m. Thomas Castley of Rosegill, Yeoman, d. Jany. 27th 1807
Aged 81 y. Jane his wife d. Decr. 25th 1784 aged 65 y. John Castley of
Rosegill, Yeoman, d. July 7th 1826 aged 75 y. Margaret relict of John
Castley d. April 9th 1861 aged 90 y. also of Mary the beloved da. of Thomas
and Elizabeth Castley of Rosegill d. September 26th 1854 aged 24 y. Sta
In m. Thomas Castley who d. Jany. 6, 1875 aged 50 y.
(E.) In l. m. Thomas Clark, the Rockery, Shap, b. November 15th 1806, d.
December 1st 1874. Also of Jane wife of the above, B. 31st July 1812, D. 31
March 1880. " Thy will be done."
S. m. John Clarke who d. at Shap December the 30th 1819 aged 69 y. Life
how short, Eternity how long.
" In: E. window are Clifford & Rosgill arms &c. (i.e. ar. fretty gu). I
think Bp. Nicolson is wrong in calling these arms the arms of Rosgill, they
appear to me those of Salkeld of Rosgill Hall." Machell MSS; III. Mr. Hill.
Bp. Nic. Vis. 1703 calls them Salkeld of Rosgill. Ar fretty gu. with a chief
of the last would be a Salkeld coat. E.B.
(S.) In m. John Close of Shap, yeoman, who d. August 16th 1812 aged 77 y.
Also of Jane Close his wife, who d. May 9th 1827 aged 94 y. Let me die the
death of the rightious & let my last end be like his, Numb. xxiii, 10. This
monument is erected to m. John & Jane Close by their Grandson William Sewell
of Trelawny in the Island of Jamaica, West Indies in r. their affectionate
kindness to him when a boy, July 1855.
(S.) S. m. Robert Cooper, yeoman, of Hegdale who d. Febry. 9th 1849 Aged
77 y., also of Isabel1a his wife who d. Augst. 4th 1846 aged 65 y., also of
James Cooper their grandson who d. April 22nd 1849 aged 4y.
(E.) In m. W. G. A. infant son of W. and M. E. Cruickshank, d. March 24th
(N.) In m. Edward Cummings of Shap who d. June 30th 1842 aged 51 y. also
of Elizabeth his wife who d. May 15th l859 aged 63 y.
(N.) S. m. George Ditchfield, Storekeeper on the Lancaster & Carlisle Ry.
who d. l. on the 9th of April 1847 aged 32. He hath left a Widow & three
small Children to mourn the loss of a loving Husband & Parent. His
affectionate Brother as a tribute to his memory has caused this Stone to be
. . . . .
(N.) S. m. the Workmen who lost their lives by accidents during the
progress of the Works on the Shap District of the Lancaster & Carlisle
Railway, & whose names are to be found in the Parish Register Books.
Like crowded forest trees we stand
And some are marked to fall,
The axe will smite at God's command,
And soon shall smite us all.
No present health can life ensure
For yet an hour to come,
No human power our life secure
And save us from the tomb. Sept. 1846.
(E.) In m. John Douthwaite of Thornship who d. December 11th 1873 aged
69, also of Ann his da. who d. September 3d 1874 aged 45 y. also of Agnes
his da. who d. July 3o0h 1870 aged 29 y. Also of Emma his da. who d. January
22nd 1877 aged 25 y.
(S. brass on stone). In m. John Ebdell who d. March 9th 1806 aged 86.
Also Mary Ebdell his da. lies near this place, who d. April 20th 1769 aged 7
yrs. Also Frances Ebdell his wife who d. April 13th 1817 aged 84 y. Also
Mary Clark who d. August 1st 1819 aged 85 y. Also Mary Clark who d. Augt.
1st 1831 aged 61 y. Also Matthew Clark who d. July 12th 1835 aged 60 y.
In l. m. Joseph Fairer who d. June 5th 1888 aged 71 y.
(S. brass on stone). Here lieth the body of James Farrer, son of James &
Betty Farrer who d. L. 23 July 1789 Aged 22 y.
Short was my reign, long time may be my rest,
The Lord took me from you when he thought best.
Weep not dear Parents, but still be Content,
I was to you but for a short time Lent,
So who on Earth would here desire to stay,
Since I from you soon was Call'd away.
(S.) In m. John Fell of Swindale who d. July 9th 1851 Aged 100 y., & of
Mary his wife who d. Octr.2nd 1858 Aged 87 y., also of John their son who d.
Octr. 31st 1859 aged 57 y.
In m. John Ferguson who d. May 23rd 1867 aged 49 y. also of Ann his wife
who d. Aug. 30th 1859 aged 38 y. Also of Jane their da. who d. December 23rd
1861 aged 11 y. also of Ann their da. who d. June 23rd 1857 aged 11 m.
(N.) Charles son of William Forbes d. 28th April 1883 aged 2 y. and 7 m.
(S.) S. m. Agnes the wife of Abraham Furness of Maulds Meaburn who d. May
11th 1853 aged 49 y.
Thee we adore eternal God & ever own to Thee,
How feeble is our mortal frame, what dying worms are we.
Her affectionate husband & son, who deeply deplore their loss, erected this
as a token of respect to her beloved memory. Also of Abraham Furness,
husband of the above d. October 27th 1876 aged 72 y.
(N .E.) In a. r. Ann Garnett, b. August 29th 1547, d. June 3rd 1876. "
Not lost but gone before."
(N.) In a. r. Ann Greenwood of Shap, formerly of Ramsbottom, Lancashire,
who d. 23rd Jany., 1874 aged 74 y. HALL.
(S.) s. m. John Hall of Goodcroft who d. on the 28th day of April 1852
Aged 71 y. also of Ann relict. of the above who d. Jany. 29th 1877 aged 88
y. And of Isabella wife of John Hall of Hegdale who d. Jany. 28th 1858 aged
(S.E.) Here lie the remains of Mr. Wm. Hall junr. of Rosegill who d.
beloved & lamented on Nov. 3d, 1813 at the age of 28. Also of William Hall,
father of the above who d. January 11th 1827 aged 73.
(E.) In m. Mary the beloved wife of John Hall, of Hegdale, who d. July
9th 1876, aged 39 y. also of Ann their da. who d. June 7th 1863 aged 6 m.
Also of Richard their son who d. June 16th 1868 aged 12 m. Also of John
Hall, who d. Jany. 30th 1879, aged 53 y. Also of Henry son of the above who
d. March 5th 1881 aged 24 y.
HALL, BROUGHAM, VAUX, WILKINSON.
In m. William Hall of Rosegill in this parish, who d. Jany. 11th 1827 aged
73 y., & of Agnes his wife who d. August 28th 1833 aged 73 y., also of the
Rev. George Hall (eldest son of the above Wm. & Agnes Hall), Vicar of
Tenbury, Worcestershire, & Rector of Rochford, Herefordshire & Chaplain to
the Right Honourable Lord Brougham & Vaux, who d. June 27th 1845 aged 62 y.,
& of Eliza his wife who June 14th 1831 aged 60 y., also of William Hall
junr. who d. Novr. 3rd 1813 aged 28 y., & of Matthew Wilkinson son-in-law of
the above Wm. & Agnes Hall who d. Octr. 15th 1844 aged 63 y. also of
Margaret Wilkinson his wife who d. March 1st 1853 aged 72 y. Also of William
George Wilkinson who d. April 19th 1832 aged 5 y.
(S.) In m. Robert Harrison who d. June 18th, 1840 aged 72 y. Also of
Isabella his wife who d. Decer. 28th 1837 aged 68 y. Also of Hannah
Harrison their da. who d. April 20th 1838 aged 28 y. And Esther Rudham of
Shap who d. Octr. 7th 1857 aged 54 y. And of Thomas Rudhaln who d. March
13th 1873 aged 65 y.
(S.) In m. John Henderson of Shap who d. March 20th 1807 in the 60th y.
of his age. Also or Robert his son who d. July 5th 1787 age 2 y.
Praises on Tombs are often vainly spent,
An honest Man is his own Monument.
(E.) In l. m. Mary, the beloved wife of Joseph Henderson, who d. August
31st 1866, aged 34 y. Interred at Orton. Also of Alice, their beloved da.
who d. July 7th 1888 aged 24 y.
(S.E.) As affectionate tribute this memorial stone was erected January 1870
to perpetuate the remembrance of the Hindson family, natives of this county,
but who settled in this parish in the y. 1832, & whose remains lie here,
resting in hope of a glorious resurrection unto eternal life, viz. Jona.
Hindson & Mary his wife. Also Wm. Hindson their son & Elizabeth his wife &
their descendants viz Jane the beloved wife of Thos. Hindson who was b. at
Lazonby & who d, at Rosgill Hall May 9th 1855. Also one of his sisters Jane
wife of Thomas Cooper, late of Hegdale. Four of the children of Thos:
& Jane Hindson, d. in infancy & Mary Ann their youngest was taken to an
early rest Nov. 2nd 1869 aged 23 y. leaving many who sincerely & truly mourn
her loss, four of her brothers & two sisters surviving her.
(N.) In m. Joseph Hodgson who d. Decr. 5th 1873 aged 34 y. Erected by his
friends as a mark of their esteem.
( ) In m. Margaret Hodgson who d. June 22nd 1867 aged 51 y.
S. m. the Revd. James Holme 42 y. Vicar of this Parish. He d. December
30th 1818 in the 72 y. of his age.
In m. Ann the beloved wife of Joseph Hudson who d. 18th Novr. 1875 aged 39
y. Also of Margaret Ann their da. who d. 12th Jany. 1879 aged 19 y. Also of
Elizabeth their da. wife of William Leighton who d. 1st of Novr. 1880 aged
In a. r. William Richardson of the Greyhound Hotel, Shap. d. 4th April,
1847 aged 56. James Procter Richardson his son d. 10th Septr. 1838 aged 23.
Jane Richardson his da. 7th March 1840 aged 4. John Richardson his son 7th
July 1801 aged 22. Joseph Richardson his son d. 30th Decr. 1832 aged 52.
George Richardson his son d.23rd Oct. 1870 aged 36. Jane Richardson his da.
d. 2nd April 1871 aged 28. Agnes Wilkinson his da. d. 18th Novr. 1871 aged
(N.W). In m. Elizabeth, wife of John Irving of Shap Abbey. who d. January
31st 1874 aged 42 y. also of William, son of the above who d. March 27th
1867 aged 12 y.
(N). In m. Hannah, da. of William Garnett and Agnes Johnstone who d. June
23rd 1840 aged 11 m. Also of Thomas their grand-son who d. June 10th 1846
Aged 1 y. and 8 m. also William Garnett Johnstone who d. at Shap October
18th 1871 aged 78 y. also of his wife Agnes Johnstone who d. at Shap on the
16 June 1873 aged 80y.
( ). T. Lamb, J. Lamb, 1846.
(S). Erected to m. Thomas Lancaster of Brackenber who d. Dec. 24th 1832
aged 76 y.
(S.) s. m. Thomas Langhorne, yeoman, who d. March 10th 1846 aged 65 y.
also of John Langhorne his son who d. July 25th 1846 aged 31 y. Be ye also
ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. Also Jane
wife of W. J. Buck and da. of T. Langhorne, d. 7th March 1877 aged 72 y.
also Harriet Buck mother of W. J. Buck and relict of Wm. Buck of Sutton
Bonnington, Notts, d. 25th Oct. 1865 aged 85 y. also the above W. J. Buck d.
22nd Dec. 1881 aged 78.
(E). In m. James B. Leighton of Shap, d. Octr. 7th 1871 aged 59y.
(W). In m. Henry Holme Lea, Second Son of Henry Lea of Liverpool, d.
April 2nd 1846 Aged 15 m.
In m. James Lowis of Shap who d. Decr. 5th 1874 aged 84 y. Also Dinah, his
wife who d. Decr. ISt 1368 aged 72 y. Also Dinah their Da. who d. April 16th
1835 aged 3 y. Also Mary their Da. who d. June 10th 1841 aged 20 y. Also
Elizabeth their Da. and wife of Thomas Rigg who d. Aug. 24th 1848 aged 29 y.
(S). In a. r. John Lowis, of Shap, who d. Octr. 23rd, 1887 aged 78 y. "
Thy Will Be Done."
(S). In l. m. John Lowis, of Keld who d. November 8th 1888 aged 85 y. Also
of Martha his wife who d. January 16th 1869, aged 60
(N). In l. m. John Metcalfe, of Beckside, Sleddale who d. April 23rd,
1885 aged 56 y. " The Lord is my Shepherd. "
(N.E.) Erected by Daniel McGowan in m. Ellen who d. 17 March 1870 aged 4
y. and Edward who d. 25 March 1870 aged 2 y.
( ) Here lieth the body of Joseph Morton of Shap who d. l. . . . 1780.
(S). S. m. Mr. John Mounsey of London who d. l. 28th July 1835 aged 19 y.
also Mrs. Margaret Robinson, grandmother of the above who d. 9th Novr. 1834
aged 76 y. Also of John Robinson grandfather of the abovenamed Mr. John
Mounsey who d. l. on the 6th day of May 1844 aged 90 y. J. Mounsey's grave,
J. M. 1835, M. R. 1834.
(S. brass). To m.. Robert Mounsey of Shap who d. 1. the 6th day of Decr.
1828 aged 82 y. also Ann his wife who d. 1. the 6th day of March 1804 aged
57 y., also Robert their son who d. l. the 18th day of March 1811 aged 28 y.
(N.) S. m. Sarah the beloved wife of George Nicholson of Shap who d. 1.
on the 17th day of October 1865 aged 65 y. also of Mary Boak, mother of the
above who d. on the 18th day of August 1838 aged 68 y. also the above George
Nicholson who d. December 30 the 1873 aged 77 y.
In m. Thomas Noble, of New Ing, Wet Sleddale, who d. April 22nd 1875 aged
83 y. Also Deborah his wife, who d. June 3rd 1877, aged 83 y. Also Lancelot
their son who d. Feby. 22nd 1844, aged 46 y.
(S.E). Erected to m. an affectionate son Thomas Parker of Kemphow who d.
March the 1st 1838 aged 48 y.
In a. r. Thomas Walter Parker, of the Cross, Shap, who d. April 21st 1876,
aged 85 y. Also of Mary, wife of the above, who d. September 6th 1873, aged
( ). Emma, wife of William Powley of Shap d. . . . 1799 aged 64 y.
William Powley d. 12th January, 18 . . . aged 81 y.
(E). In l. m. Jeannie only da. of Thomas & Margaret Rawes of Maer,
Staffordshire, d. 1st Novr. 1886 aged 17 y.
(S). S. m. John Rawes late of Kendal who d. January 6th 1856 aged 36 y.
" Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. "
(S. rail). " By thy cross & passion good Lord deliver us." S. m. Richard
Rawes late of Beezon Lodge, Kendal Esquire who d. April 6th 1849 aged 71 y.
Also of Sarah his wife who d. June 4th 1854 aged 67Y. & was interred at the
Parish Church of Ulverstone.
(Horizontal). To perpetuate the Memory of a valuable Life this Stone is
inscribed to the Name of Robert Rawes who d. January 31st 1809 aged 68. Also
Ann his Wife who d. May 9th, 1821, aged 82. Also Isabella their Da. who d.
June the 13th, 1829, aged 48 . Also of Ann Mackenzie their da. who d. l.
Decr. 11th 1831 aged 56 y. Also of Robert Rawes their Son, who d. l. May
21st 1848 aged 77 y. Watch, therefore, for ye know not what hour your
Saviour doath come.
( ). In a. r. William Rawes who d. at Newby 9th October, 1875, aged 50
In m. William, son of Thomas & Ann Rebanks of Shap who d. April 15th 1842
aged 14 m. Also Thomas their son who d. Jany. 15th 1845 aged 8 y. Also
William their son who d. Jany. 16th 1845 aged 22 m.
Ah, lovely flowers, soon snatch'd away
To bloom in heavenly bowers,
Thousands shall wish at judgment day
Their lives were short as ours.
Also of Jane their da. who d. June the 25th 1849 aged 3 y. Also of Thomas
Rebanks, father of the above children, who d. Feby. 3, 1868 aged 65 y.
In m. Joseph the Beloved Son of Isaac and Sarah Robinson, who was drowned
whilst bathing in the river Lune, Lancaster, 17th July 1876 aged 18 y. and
was interred here. Also of Frances Robinson who d. 15th May 1866 aged 9 m.
Also of Frances Elizabeth Robinson who d. 5th April 1869 aged 9 m. Also of
John George Robinson who d. 5th April 1869 aged 8 m. Also of James Robinson,
Grandfather of the above, who d. 16th July 1870 aged 80 y.
(S.E). In m. Richard Robinson of Shap who d. on the 2nd of March, 1885
aged 69 y. Also Ann Robinson his wife who d. on the 15th of July, 1867 aged
(S). S. m. Mary Roper who fell asleep in Jesus April 10th 1841 aged 43 y.
Also John Willan who d. August 12th 1861 aged 38 y. Also Mary Ann Willan her
grand-da. who d. July 15th 1862 aged 6 m. Also of John Roper, husband of the
above Mary Roper, who d. Jan. 8th 1888 aged 85 y.
(S). Erected by John Rowlandson of Shap in m. Isabella his Wife who d.
November 14th 1840 aged 65 y. Also of John their Son who d. April 13th 1843
aged 33 y.
( ). S. m. the Revd. John Rowlandson xxxviii. y. vicar of this parish
who d. at Bowness the 28th day of June 1857 aged 64 y. This tablet was
erected by a few of his friends & parishioners.
(N). S, m. James Ruddick of Shap who d. 13th February 1854 aged 77 y.
Also of Ann da. of James and Elizabeth Ruddick of Shap who d, in infancy 8th
September 1859. Also of Jane their da. who d. 10th May 1865 aged 3 y. and 10
(N). In l. m. William Sarginson, of Shap, who d. Nov. 28th 1858 aged 65
y. Also of Ann his wife who d. Nov. 15th 1879 aged 84 y. Also of John son of
Matthew and Elizabeth Sarginson who d. Dec. 2nd 1867 aged 39.
(N.E). S. m. Margaret the beloved wife of Michael Scott of Oddendale who
d. July 23rd 1877 aged 45.
S. M. Near this place lie the remains of Margaret Wife of Jonathan Scott
of Swindale who d. l. Jan. 1st 1791 aged 67 y. She was a dutiful Wife, an
affectionate Parent, and a sincere Christian. Also here lieth the Body of
the above-named Jonathan Scott who d. at Burneside near Kendal May 19th 1806
in the 86 y. of his age. Also Jonathan Scott, Esq., of Watermillock, their
son who. d. January 31st l838 in the 86 y. of his age.
(S). God is our God for ever and ever. In m. the Revd. Thomas Sewell for
20 y. incumbent of Swindale who d. Feby. 20th 1870 aged 73y.
(E). In l. m. William Sewell of Queen's Head Inn, Shap, who d. June 5th
1884 aged 50 y.
(N). S. m. John Thomas, eldest son of John and Marianne Sheldon who d. l.
Jany. 31st 1847 aged 3 y. Also of Emily Ann infant da. of the above who d.
on the 6th of March 1847 aged 18 m.
(E). In a. r. Thomas William son of John and Mary Steadman of Shap who d.
in infancy, 1870. Also of Sarah Ann their beloved da. who d. July 19th 1885
aged 21 y.
( ). S. m. Edward Stephenson, Keld, who d. l. October 28th 1845 aged 74
y. Also Agnes Stephenson his Wife who d. l. May 9th 1824 aged 52 y. Rest, ye
precious relics, within this hospitable gloom, rest in gentle slumbers till
the last trumpet shall give the welcome signal & sound aloud through all
your silent mansions. Arise, shine, for your light is come, & the glory of
the Lord is arisen upon you.
In m. Elizabeth the beloved wife of Robinson Teasdale of Rosgill Head who
d. January 7th 1877 aged 34 y. Also Margaret da. of the above who d. April
14th 1876 aged 4 y. Also Matthew son of the above who d. Dec. 1st 1876 aged
1 y. & 8 m. Also of George Matthew son of the above, d. April 7th 1877 aged
In In. George Teasdale of Rosgill who d. on the 3rd of February, 1881 aged
78 y. And of Margaret his wife who d. 7th December 1864 aged 60 y. Also
Sarah Ann Teasdale their da. who d. 13th May 1833 aged 42 y.
TEASDALE, BIRKETT .
(E). In m. Matthew Teasdale of Rosegill who d. May 11, 1830 aged 71 y.
Also of Margaret his da. who d. Novr. 25th 1818 aged 19. Also of his da.
Elizabeth who d. June 20, 1822 aged 25. Also near this place lies the body
of Thomas Birkett, his brother-in-law, who d. August 28, 1820 aged 58. Also
Mary Teasdale d. October 6th 1831 aged 27. Also Margaret, wife of Matthew
Teasdale, who d. March 9th 1850 aged 79.
(E). In l. r. Mark Towers of Wreay Villa, Shap, who d. January 13th,
1887, aged 65 y. " Thy will be done."
(N. E). In a. r. Robert the beloved Husband of Agnes Todd, of Shap. who
d. May 1st 1878 aged 54 y. Also John Sarginson who d. Feby. 7th aged 71 y.
(E). In l. m. Joseph Ubank of Rosgill, yeoman, who d. March 31, 1860 aged
80 y. Joseph Ubank of Rosgill, son of the above, who d. 15th Febry. 1879
aged 68 y.
(S). Erected in m. Richard Walker of Talebert, who d. December 19th 1792
aged 65 y. Also of Agnes his Wife who d. December 15th 1816 aged 79 y.
Erected by their Affectionate Son, Rev. J. Walker, of Buntingford, Herts.
Richard, Son of Richard & Agnes Walker, d. May 7th 1827 aged 61. Margaret
his Wife d. Feb. 7th 1845 aged 75. Ann their Da. d. April 16th 1833 aged 23.
(S). John Whitesmith of Talebert, d. July 16, 1807 aged 83, Nanny his
wife d. May 8, 1823 aged 88, John their son d. May 29, 1830 aged 69, William
their son d. April 10, 1844 aged 70.
(S). I.H.S. In m. John Wilkinson of Wet Sleddale who d. January 25th 1853
aged 82 y. Also of Catherine his wife who d. February 12th 1834 aged 54 y.
Also of Henry Holme Wilkinson, their son, who d. January 29th 1831 aged 33
y. Also of Mary Wilson their da. who d. March 1st 1832 aged 33 y. Also of
Robert Wilkinson, d. Decr. 12th 1873 aged 69 y.
(E). In a. r. Robert Noble Wilkinson of Sleddale aged 15 y. and George
Ashworth of Manchester aged 18 y. who were drowned whilst bathing in Lake
Haweswater, July 10th, 1874.
A sudden change ; we in a moment fell,
We had not time to bid our friends farewell,
It is nothing strange, death happens unto all,
It was our lot that day ; tomorrow you may fall.
(E. Brass on stone). 1. Here Lieth interred the Body of Thomas Wilkinson
of Brinns who d. l. March ye 3d 1746 Aged 68 y.
Remember, man! as thou goest by,
As thou art now, so once was I ;
As I am now so must thou be,
Therefore, prepare to follow me.
Here lieth interred the Body of Ruth the Wife of Thomas Wilkinson of Brinns
who d. l. Octr. ye 1st 1762 Aged 75 Y. Also William their Grandson & son of
John & Margaret Wilkinson who d. Decr. the 15th 1765 Aged 4 Y.
2. Here also lie Interred the Bodies of John & Margaret, infants, twin
Children of Thos. & Catherine Wilkinson of Brins. She d. Octr. 15th, He d.
Octr. 22nd 1785. also John Wilkinson of Brins, their Grandfather, who d.
Jany. 18th, 1787 Aged 62, & Margaret his Widow who d. Septr. 12th 1797 Aged
71. Also Catherine the Wife of Thomas Wilkinson of Brins who d. April 1st
1814 Aged 59.
(E). In m. Thomas Wilkinson of Brinns who d. March 3rd 1746 Aged 68 Y.
Also of Ruth his Wife who d. October 1st 1762 Aged 75 y. Also John Wilkinson
of Brinns who d. January 18th 1787 Aged 62 Y. And Margaret his Wife who d.
September 12th 1797 Aged 71 Y. Also of Thomas Wilkinson of Brinns who d.
December 17th 1827 Aged 71 y. And of Catherine his Wife who d. April 1st 184
Aged 59 Y.
(E). Here resteth the body of Thomas Wilkinson of Brinns who d. April
xxiii. 1871 Aged 76 y.
Erected to m. James Wilson who d. l. May 3, 1840 aged 27 y. " In the midst
of life we are in death." " Prepare to meet thy God."
In a. r. John Wright of Grange House, Bampton, who d. June 18th 1873 aged
63 y. Also of Frederic Wilkinson Wright, youngest son of the above, who d.
Sepr. 12th 1877 aged 19 y. Also of William George Wright. D. at Tunbridge
Wells, February 6th 1879 aged 34 y. Also of Matthew Wright. D. at Grange
House, Hampton, August 11th, 1879 aged 26 y.
Transcription by Sarah Reveley and team of Rootsweb Westmorland Listmembers. (c) 2003
Last updated: December 2004 Dave Huddart