North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Wray


Wray Kirkby Lonsdale

(In. N). Near this Place are interred the Remains of Elizabeth, Only daughter of William Wray (Vicar of Tunstal in the County of Lancaster) And of Ellen his Wife. She died on the 28th Day of July 1775 Aged 21Y. In the Life of this amiable young Person was exhibited a Pattern worthy of Imitation. In it was display'd the true Spirit of Devotion, filial Piety and Universal Benevolence - a Spirit regulated by an uncommon Delicacy of Sentiment, a sound Judgment . and such a Share of Prudence and Discretion as seldom falls to the Lot of green Years. Thus, prepared - and supported by a steadfast Reliance on the Merits and Promises of her Saviour - She bore the cruel Ravages of a wasting Catarrhous Consumption with unshaken Firmness and Serenity of Mind, waited for her Dissolution with the Patience and Resignation* of a sincere Christian, and met at last the King of Terrors with a smile. * Whitaker erroneously reads " serenity." Richmondshire II 278.