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operation each ,£100 was quadrupled.

NEAR THIS PLACE ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF

WILLIAM STRATFORD

COMMISSARY OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF

RICHMOND,

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 7TH 1 752

IN THE 75TH YEAR OF HIS AGE

HE WAS EMINENT

FOR KNOWLEDGE IN HIS PROFESSION

INTEGRITY IN HIS OFFICE

AND FOR THOSE OTHER VIRTUES WHICH ADORN

THE MAN, THE CITIZEN, AND THE CHRISTIAN.

IN HIS CONDUCT HE WAS INFLUENCED

BY THE DICTATES OF HIS CONSCIENCE ;

A RATIONAL FAITH IN HIS REDEEMER



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AND UNAFFECTED DEVOTION TO GOD J

HENCE IT BECAME HIS DELIGHT

TO DO GOOD AND TO DISTRIBUTE.

THE MONUMENTS OF HIS CHARITY

ARE VISIBLE TO THE PRESENT

AND THE EFFECTS OF IT WILL REMAIN

TO FUTURE AGES.

Another marble is erected " to tne memory of Leonard Red-
mayne, lieutenant H.M : 14th Light Dragoons, eldest son of the late
William Treasure Redmayne, Esq., of Burrow and Hazelrigge, who
was killed in action with the rebels at Mundezore, East Indies, on
the 23rd of November, 1857, aged 23. He fell gallantly charging
with the squadron, under the command of Lieutenant Leith, a large
body of the enemy, who were threatening the rear of the force, under
Brigadier Stuart's command, which was engaged hotly to the front.
Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband ? Is it well with
thy child? It is well! II Kings, chapter iv., and verse 26."
Beneath the foregoing is an antique little tablet with this engraving
thereon : — Here rests in hope of a glorious resurrection the body of
Richard Adams, Esq., son of Sir Thomas Adams, of London, knight
and baronet, who departed this life June 13th, 1661." To the
memory 01 Dr. Whewell, a Lancaster worthy, is this at the foot of
a beautiful window, "William Whewell, D.D., XXIY. years, fellow
and tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge, born at Lancaster, May
XXIV., MDCCXCIV., died at the Lodge of Trinity College, March
6th, MDCCCLXVL, and was buried in the ante chapel of the college.
This window was erected by his only surviving sister as a tribute of
affection to the memory of a much-loved brother. Thy brother shall
rise again. " At the head of the tablet may be seen the arms and
motto : — " Lampada Tradam." He was born in a court, off Brock
Street, Lancaster. Elsewhere an epitaph is to be seen informing the
visitor that " near this place are deposited the remains of Ralph
Butler, the youngest son of Edmund Butler, of the Ridding, in the
West of Riding oi the County of York. He died on the 5th of
September, 1806, in the 30th year of his age. Honourable age is



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not that which standeth in length of time nor that is measured by
number of years. But wisdom is the grey hair unto man, and un-
spotted life is old age " Wisdom C. IV. V. 8 and 9." Very quaint
is the next one we shall select from this Church. It begins "P. S.
Exuvias eu ! Hie deposuit Seth Bushell, S. S., J. P. Dei et Ecclesia
Anglicana Reformat. Usquam de votissimus, utrique carola augus-
tissimus temporibus pie fidelissimus ; post quam hanc ecclesia vita
inculpabili et assiduis concionibus per triennium feliciter rexisset.
Ino tempore (inter alia pietatis speeiminia ) parochi domum modo
cornituram et instauravit auxit. Resurrectionis Immortalitate vero
natus calof maturus spe ferris valedixit.



Anno



I Aetatis IXIII. ^ is o
\ Salutis 1684. / IX. VI



At the head of the South Aisle is a tablet giving a brief
genealogy of the Higgin family. Here is a transcription :—

SACRED

TO THE MEMORY OF

JOHN HIGGIN OF WOOD HEY, NEAR BURY, GENTLEMAN,

ONLY SON OF JAMES HIGGIN OF TOTTINGTON

AND GREAT GRANDSON OF JOHN HIGGIN

LAST OF THAT NAME OF ETHERSALL HOUSE, MARSDEN, LANCASHIRE

4 YEARS GOVERNOR OF LANCASTER CASTLE,

WHO DIED DECEMBER 24TH 1 783,

AGED 48 YEARS

AND OF MARY HIS WIFE DAUGHTER OF THE REV. SAMUEL HORNE

WHO DIED AUGUST IOTH 1 786,

AGED 51 YEARS

ALSO OF JOHN HIGGIN OF GREENFIELD, GENTLEMAN, ONLY SON OF

THE ABOVE

50 YEARS GOVERNOR OF LANCASTER CASTLE

CAPTAIN AND ADJUTANT OF THE LANCASTER VOLUNTEER MILITIA IN I 798

WHO DIED JANUARY 1 2TH 1 847

AGED 85 YEARS



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AND OF MARY HIS WIFE

DAUGHTER OF ROBERT HOUSMAN OF LUNE BANK SKERTON,

WHO DIED NOVEMBER 6 1 823

AGED 66 YEARS.

ALSO OF THOMAS HOUSMAN HIGGIN, 2ND SON OF THE ABOVE

30 YEARS DEPUTY GOVERNOR AND KEEPER OF LANCASTER CASTLE

CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL LANCASHIRE LOCAL MILITIA

AND MAYOR OF THIS TOWN 1 836-7

WHO DIED MARCH 27TH l86l (AND WAS INTERRED IN THIS CHURCHYARD)

AGED 72 YEARS.

AND OF SARAH HIS WIFE, THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE

REV JAMES WINFIELD, M.A. OF CHESTER

WHO DIED ON THE 14TH APRIL 1870

AGED 78 YEARS AND WAS INTERRED IN THIS CHURCHYARD.

Above are the Higgin arms.



On a brass in raised letters with red background is a mem-
orial to this effect : —



THIS TABLET IS ERECTED

TO THE MEMORY OF

MAJOR HENRY BUCKTON LAURENCE

2ND BATTN. THE KING'S OWN ( ROYAL LANC. REGT. )

BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS

DIED 3RD MARCH, 1886, AGED 43 YEARS.

On the head of the brass at each corner is a lion, while in
the centre are the Royal Arms.

A marble commemorates Frances Atkinson, relict of Anthony
Atkinson, of Kirkby Lonsdale, and the said Anthony, who died July
6th, 1796, aged 65 years. Underneath are the arms of the family.
I noticed on the north wall a neat marble memorial to Charles
Gibson, Esq., of Quernmore Park, who departed this life on the 29th
of June, 1832, at Thorpe Arch, aged 42. The memorial is erected
in remembrance " of his many rare and christian virtues, and as a
humble tribute of honest affection and gratitude by his affectionate



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widow and nine surviving children. ' Not my will but thine be
done.' Above the memorial is an eagle with partially stretched
wings.

One in memory of Sibyll Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of
George Wilson, Esq., late Lieut-Colonel in the First Regiment of
Foot Guards ; and of Anne Sibyll, his wife, sole heiress of the late
Allan Harrison, of Lancaster, Esq., is also to be seen. The reader
is informed that this monument, the last testimony of affection for
a lovely and an only child, was erected by her disconsolate parents.
She was born on the 4th of May, 1766, and died on the 17th of
February, 1773. George Wilson, Esq., died in 1776, aged 53 years.
Next is a marble in memory of " Edward, eldest son of Edward and
Elizabeth Suart, of this town, who died on the 10th of May, 1S01,
aged 23, and is interred with the rest of the family in the aisle
below." Then we have the memorial to Ralph Butler, the youngest
son of Edmund Butler, who died September 5th, 1806, in the 30th
year of his age. There is a lengthy tablet to the members of the
Salisbury family near to. On another brass "Richard Johnes,
otherwise Jones, of Caton," is commemorated, "son of Thomas
Johnes, of Caton, born in 1684, and died in 1730. He married
Mary, eldest daughter [by Mary Carr his wife] and co-heiress
of Michael Johnson, of Twysell Hall, County Durham, and widow
of John Brockholes, of Claughton Hall, County Lancaster, she
died in 1730, and was buried also in this church. They had
issue an only son, Michael Jones, born 1729, died 1801, and
was buried in the chancel of this church. He married Mary,
daughter of Matthew Smith, of Askrigge, County of York, and
widow of Weston Coyney, County Stafford. They had issue four
sons, Charles, Michael, Edward, and James ; and three daughters,
Mary, Constantia, and Catherine. Mrs. Jones died in 1814 and
was buried in the chancel of this church." The dates on this brass
are in Roman. An earnest preacher is honoured with this modest
tribute : — " Within the adjoining rails where his fervent piety has
been so often witnessed, rest in hope the remains of the Rev. James
Thomas, who died on the 12th of January, 1824, aged 84 years.



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Likewise those of Sarah, his affectionate and beloved wife, who
died the 30th March, 1826, aged 80 years." At the base of the
marble is the text, " When Christ who is our life shall appear, then
shall we also appear with him in glory." The Rev. James Thomas
was chaplain to the Lancaster Volunteer Infantry for some years,
his appointment dating from 1803.

On the north side of the chancel also repose the remains of
" Hannah Rawlinson, widow of Thomas Hutton Rawlinson, of
Lancaster, born 14th August, 1755, died nth February, 1842."
Adjacent we learn that " William Treasure Redmayne, of Burrow
and Hazelrigge, a Deputy Lieutenant of this County, died on the
30th November, 1849, aged 42 years." There is a tablet to the
memory of Samuel Gregson, who was mayor of Lancaster in 1817,
1818, 1825, and 1826, and who was born on the 13th March, 1763,
and died the 27th of October, 1846, in his 83rd year. Another is to
"Jane, wife of James Lonsdale, of Berners Street, London, who
died April 28th, 1827, aged 50 years. Also James, who died on the
17th January, 1839, aged 61," and one to the memory of Edmund
Buckley, who died October 20th, 181 7, aged 62, and his wife
Elizabeth, who died on the 4th January, 1832, aged 79 years ;
Elizabeth, their daughter, died 29th August, 1854, aged 73.

Gwalter Borranskill, Alderman of Lancaster, is perpetuated
by a memorial on the wall of the south aisle, which states that he
departed this life October 30th, 1761, aged 59 years, and that
Margaret, his wife, died April 22nd, 1789, aged 78 years.

The Fauconberg epitaphs are in small lettering, almost
beyond discernment. They read thus : —

"Near this stone lie the remains of Roland, Viscount
Fauconberg of Henknowle, Baron Fauconberg, of Yarum, eldest
son of Anthony Belasyse, who died October 9th, 1754, and of his
wife Susanna Clervet, who died August 26th, 1783, whose other
children were Francis and Raymond, who died infants. Mary, who



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died April 15th, 1780; Thomas, who died August 24th, 1810,
(leaving a widow Louisa Juliana de Manneville and five daughters),
Charles, Francis, and Barbara."

The said Roland succeeded to the above honours by the death
of Henry Belasyse, Earl Fauconberg, of Newburgh, Lord Lieutenant
and Custos Rotulorum of the North Riding, County of York, March
25th, 1802 ; and he died November 30th 1810, aged 66.

In all the relations of life he lived unblamed, and by those
who knew him best will be longest mourned, r. i. p.

And in the same grave lie the remains of the said Charles,
D.D., Lord Viscount Fauconberg, who died June 21st, 1815, aged
65 years."

On a tablet beneath we read, "Also of Francis, who died
January 25th, 1825, aged 72. Louisa Juliana, widow of the above
named Thomas, died October 27th, 1814, The above named
Barbara, died June 20th, 1823." The upper marble is adorned with
the Belasyse arms. The motto is Bonne et Belle Asses. The
coronets of an Earl and a Viscount also appear, and on the lower
tablet is a cross.

Among other memorials are these ; —

" In memory of John Webster, attorney, who died December
1 8th, 1780, aged 35 years, of Joseph his son, who died March 30th,
1780, aged 9 years, and of Mary who died January nth, 1801, aged
27 years, Jennet Webster, his widow, died on the 21st February,
1812, aged 63 years. In the churchyard their son John Webster,
attorney, is buried He departed this life on the 15th of February,
1852, aged 75 years."

"To the memory of Robert Foxcroft, collector of Customs
at the port of Lancaster, who died on the 10th of October, 1791,
aged 83 years."



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" In memory of Stephen Postlethwaite, died on the 31st
March, 1789, aged 77 years. "

Thomas Bowes, a well known name in the annals of Lancas-
ter, died on the 28th September, 1833, ag-ed 56 ; Agnes his wife,
died on the 18th of January, 1810, aged 24, also John, their only
son, died on the 11th June, 1816, aged 7 years."

The Penny memorial at the west end of the church is as
follows : —

"William Penny, late an Alderman of Lancaster, who de-
parted this life 29th June, 17 16. He left money, lands, and
tenements to the Mayor and Aldermen of this town, in trust, to
build an almshouse, and granted annuities to twelve ancient indi-
gent men. To perpetuate the name and generosity of so liberal a
founder, this tablet was erected by order of the trustees a. d. 1818."

Near it is the Heysham tablet : —

" Sacred to the memory of William Heysham, Esq., formerly
M.P. for the Borough, obit 14th April, 1727. He gave an estate
near this tow r n called The Greaves to the Mayor, Recorder, and the
Senior Aldermen, in trust, to divide the rent annually among eight
poor ancient men of this Borough. To commemorate the name
and munificence of the donor, this monument is erected by the
trustee^." Another monument, near the above, commemorates
Giles Heysham, of Lancaster, who died 1787, aged 68 years, and
also his son, John Heysham, M.D., of Carlisle, who died 1834,
aged 81 years, members of the same eminent Lancaster family.

The font cover bears the date, 1631.

There are about twenty old brass memorials in St. Mary's
Church. Some have been inserted in stones while others appear to
have been attached to the church walls. It is much to be regretted



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that these plates should have been subjected not only to removal but
to relegation, being in places where the majority of people can never
behold them. I give transcriptions of most of the ancient brasses.
The first one reads thus :— " Here lieth the body of John Thornton,
of Oxclif, who died February the 1 8th, 1671, aged 38 years. Also
Robert, son of John Thornton, died June ye 6th, 1672, aged 11 years ;
also Elizabeth, wife of Edmond Thornton, of Oxclif, who died May
ye 3rd, 1709, in the 40th year of her age."

A death's head is on the next : — " Resurgam Thomas Atkin-
son, obiit July 12th 1684 Posuit Eis." The rest is unreadable until
the last line is reached, which consists of the name " Nicholas
Atkinson."

This is succeeded by one to Thomas Medcalfe and his wife :—
" Here lie the bodies of Thomas Medcalf of Lancaster and Alice his
wife the daughter of William Rippon of Hare . . . pe. She died
1609 June 1 7th aged 37. Hee 171 2 February 19th, aged 64. Leaving
surviving children — Judith, Thomas, Elizabeth, William, Margaret,
George, and Dorothy."

The rest are as follow: — "Here lyeth ye body of Willia
Backhouse who dyed April ye 23rd 1697. Aetatis suae 37."-—" Here
lies the body of Christopher Fell son of George Fell of Pennington
in Furness, who died the 9th of September 1700." A coat of arms
is beneath. — " Here lieth interred the body of Esther Whitehead
who departed this life the 8th day of May 1712." — " Thomas Gard-
ner, Alderman of Lancaster died July the J9th Anno Domini 17 12,
in the 59th year of his age." — " Thomas Foster de Beaumont Armiger
Obiit 22 die August Anno Domini 1713, Aetatis suae 61." —"Here
lieth the body of Matthew Richardson of Sowerby Lodge in Furness
who died ye 28th February 1714 in the 36th year of his age." —
" Ellen relict of Thomas Gardner of Lancaster, died May ye 26th,
3715 in ye 73rd year of her age." — "Jane, wife of Thomas Goodier,
collector of this port, buried 30th of May 1721." — " Mary daughter
of James and H . Grimshaw 1721." — "Thomas son of



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Edmund Bainbridge died August the 9th in the year of our Lord
1722 aged 9 months and ' whon ' daye."

" Here lies the remains of Edward Machell who died the 7th
of April 1 734 in the 61st year of his age, also five of his children here
departed, namely Elizabeth, daughter, died July 1735 in the fourth
year of her age. Sarah who died the 3rd of November 1736 aged 2
years. Barbara the 3rd of November 1742 aged 5 years. Ann
laboured under a grievous asthmatic complaint upwards of three years
which she bore with uncommon Christian fortitude hoping and
earnestly wishing for thro' the mediation of her Saviour a transition
to joys more substantial than the disultory ones of this life, and on
the 5th of July 1780 she approached her dissolution meeting at last
the King of Terrors with a smile in the 32nd year of her age. Also
here repose the ashes of Ann relict of Edward and mother of the above
recited children who died January nth 1788 in her 81 sty ear as much
respected for the amiable qualities of her mind as respectable for her
age."

" Margaret ye daughter of Ja. and Dorothy Smethurst.
Born 1705 January 21. Died 1766 December 1 8th." (The rest is
gone, the corner having been broken off). — "H. I. C. William
Preston, died February, 1780, Elizabeth his wife died May, 1769.
Elizabeth their daughter died May 1780."— "Here lie the remains
of Hannah Goad the daughter of William and Darling Goad of
London. Obt.^.nth November 1782 aetat 7 months. ' On thee the
tender thought shall dwell.' " — " Here lies the body of Thomas son
of Thomas and Frances Willock of Lancaster who Died the 21st of
August, 1/84. Aged nine weeks." — "Under this stone are the
remains of William Butterfield and Alice his beloved wife who died
March 29th 1795 aged 63 years. He died January 8th 1787 aged 80
years. Sint Felices." — " John Addison of Lancaster merchant who
died February 9th 1788 aged 48. Mary his wife died January 22nd
1 79 1 aged 47." ■— " Gerrard Rawes died May 21st 1767 aged 42 years.
Sarah Rawes died March the 30th 1792 aged 67 years." -" Inscribed
to the memory of Elizabeth sister of Edward Mather Mundy, Esq.,



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Knight of the shire For the County of Derby And relict of Thomas
Foster Buckley, Esq., of Beaumont Hall in the County of Lancaster
Who departed this life on the 14th day of April 1811."

" Here lieth the remains of Rachel wife of Edward Styth of
Lancaster, who departed this life the 21st day of February a. d. 1752,
aged 18 years, four months and eight days. Here lieth also the
remains of Edward Styth of Lancaster, who departed this life the
6th day of April, a.d. 1769, aged 68 years." In the path leading to
the north aisle there is a large stone to the memory of members oi'
the Barrow family and near to one in memory of John Croft M.I),
who died 6th April, 1746 aged 42.

Particulars of the Covell epitaph appear in the chapter dealing
with the ancient corporation. A beautiful brass commemorates
John Stout, magistrate for the county, Born 27th July 1763, Died
11th April 1846. This brass is immediately above the font.

There are three excellently engraved brasses on the north wall
of this church which were erected early on in the year 1890. Two
commemorate those officers and privates who died in India between
1880 and 1888, and who belonged to the King's Own Royal Lan-
caster Regiment. Here is the transcription of the first : —

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF

Lieutenant F. W. HEARD

THE KING'S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT

WHO DIED AT DUBLIN

2 1 ST DECEMBER 1 889, AGED 23.

THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS.

' WITH GOOD WILL DOING SERVICE.'

The second or centre brass is surmounted by a medallion
representing the insignia of the Regiment, the words "The King's
Own Royal Lancaster Regiment " appearing round the edge of it.
This memorial reads thus : —



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IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF

Lieutenant E. -W. T. OSBORNE

2ND BAT. THE KING'S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT

WHO DIED AT POONA, EAST INDIES

1ST NOVEMBER l888, AGED 23.

THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS.

' NOW TO THEM THAT WORKETH IS THE REWARD.'

At the head of the third or lowermost brass are two flags, a
helmet, and two swords crossed, under the helmet. On the right
of these devices are engraved " quetta, Karachi, 1888." On the
left " poonah, Bombay, 1880." The left flag bears on its left half
the names " corunna, salamanca, Sebastian, peninsula, Sevasto-
pol." On the right half are seen " badajos, vitoria, nive,
bladenburn, inkerman, abyssinia. africa." The text of the
memorial is as follows : —

IN MEMORIAM

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN

OF THE 2ND BATTALION

1HE KING'S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGT.

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR

COMRADES WHO DIED IN INDIA

1880 TO 1888.

SERGEANT MAJOR T. RODDIS, SERGEANT MASTER TAILORS T. PHELAN

AND H. L. PYYES

SERGEANTS H. FARMER AND R. TODD.

CORPORALS J. BINNS, W. COLVIN, W. MITCHELL AND J. WILSON.

LANCE CORPORALS J. FURNESS, H. J. KING AND J. PARKINSON.

DRUMMERS C. WALSH AND W WHITTAKER.

PRIVATES J. ASHBROOK, C. BENNETT, J. BIRKETT, D. BIRRELL,
J. BLESSINGTON, W. BROPHIL, J. H. BROWN, J. CALLIGAN,
R. A CARRUTHERS, J. CHAMBERS, R. COCKERIN, T. COLEMAN,
D. COLLINS, J. COONEY, D. DELANEY, E. L. DWYER, J. EDWARDS,



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PRIVATES J. EDWARDS. W. ENGLISH, G. ETTRIDGE, C. EVAN'S, W. EVANS,
O. GALLAGHER, M. MARGHETY, J. E. GRIMMER, C. HAMILTON,
R. HASLEM, J. HAWORTH, J. HODGSON, A. HOGAN, J. HOLGATES,
J. HOPKINSON, A. HUGHES, J. KELLY, O. KELLY, T. MALEY,
J. MAHER, J. MALONE, T. MARTIN, J. MCCARTHY, H. MOONEY,
J. MORRIS, J. MOSS, W. OXFORD, F. PLACKETT, F. PRATT,
C. PRATT, W. PRICE, J. PURCELL, J. REILLY, J. RIORDAN,
A. SIMPSON, F. SMITH, W. SMITH, J. SOUTHWELL, J. STANSFIELD,
J. SULLIVAN, J. SWALES, W. THOMPSON, J. TRYTHALL, J. UPTON
J. WARD, J. WEIR, E. WILLIAMS, J. WILSON, R. WOOF, J. WOOTON,
J. YARDSLEY. *

There is another brass beneath the Dockray memorial
window :—

to the memory of

Captain Edgar Dolphin,

2nd battalion

the king's own royal lancaster regt.

who was drowned on wroxham broad

on the 2 i st sept., 1 889,

AGED 32,
THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS.

On the east side of the vestry door is a very graceful brass
in memory of John Piers Chamberlain Starkie, who died on the 12th
of June, 1888. The lettering' sets forth that the deceased gentleman
was the second son of Nicholas Le Gendre Starkie, Esq. ; that he
was born on the 28th June, 1830; married in 1861, Ann Charlotte
Amelia, daughter of Harrington Hodson, Esq., of Bressington,
county York, and that by her he left a son and two daughters. The
reader is also informed that he represented the north east division
of the county of Lancaster in parliament from 1868 to 1880. and that

* (Hart, Son, Pcard &* Co., 0/ London were the engravers of the
above brasses. )



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in all thing's he was " genial, hospitable and unselfish." Lastly it
is stated that two clerestory windows in the east end of the north
wall of the chancel were filled in with stained glass by some of de-
ceased's friends in perpetuation of his name and virtues. The arms
of the Starkie family appear on the left of the brass on the upper
portion, with the motto below " Patrie amicisque fidelis."

In the east of the north side of the chancel is another brass
on which is a large symbolically ornamented cross. Below in the
lower part of the pillar are these words :—

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

JANE MICHAEL SON

BORN MARCH _j.TH, 1 82 I,
DIED JULY 3IST, 1887.

There are tablets and brasses in this noble old edifice, dedi-
cated to divine worship age^ ago, which if copied out would fill a
small book independently of other items. Amongst them are
inscriptions in memory of members of the Gibson, Wilson, Campbell
and Park Families. The stained windows next call for a brief notice.
The large east window is fine and striking ; its subjects are the
Crucifixion and the Ascension. When close to there is a slight
detractiveness to the work owing to the preponderance of green and
blue, but at a distance the green does not look out of proportion,
while the blue, which is too dark, is softened down, so to speak.
This east window was erected by public subscription.

The window placed in memory of the Right Reverend
William, Lord Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, is one of the best in
the whole fabric. Its subject is " The miraculous draught of fishes."
The brass at the foot contains these words : — " in memory of the

RIGHT REVEREND WILLIAM HIGGIN, DEAN OF LIMERICK, 1 844, AND
BISHOP OF LIMERICK 1849, TRANSLATED TO DERRY AND RAPHOE,

1853, died july 12TH, 1867, in his 74TH year." The memorial
was erected by his widow and children. Mr. W. H. Higgin, Q.C.,



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has placed two very neat windows in the clerestory. The east win-
dow was designed by the eminent firm of Paley, of Lancaster ; and
the glass work was supplied by Messrs. Wailes, of Newcastle-
under-Lyne.

Among the south aisle windows are " Feed My lambs,"
erected by the Church —

"To the honour and glory of God, and in memory of the
Rev. John Manby, 37 years Vicar of Lancaster, born November
10th, 1763, died February 13th, 1844."

"M,oses striking the rock," by Richard Newsham, late of



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