North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Atton


Atton Appleby St Lawrence

(Altar tomb, Chancel N). S. Here lyethe interred the bodye of the ladye Margaret Russel, Countesse Dowager of Cumberland, youngeste childe to Franncis Russell, seconde Earle of Bedford, marryed to George Clyfford, third Earle of Cumberland, she lyved his wife xxix yeeres, & dyed his wyddowe at Brougham Castle the XXIId of May MDCXVI ten yeeres & seaven monethes after his decease, she had yssue by him two sonnes Franncis & Robert who both dyed younge, & one daughter the ladye An Clyfford marryed to Richard Sackville third Earle of Dorset who in memorye of her religious mother erected this monument, Ao. Dni. MDCXVII. N. Who fayth, love, mercy, noble constancie To God, to virtue, to distress, to right, Observ'd, exprest, shew'd, held religiously, Hath here this monument thou seest in sight, The cover of her earthly part, but, passenger, Know heaven & fame contaynes the best of her. Arms : (E. end). On lozenge~ under countess's coronet, 4ly of 8; I, ar. lion rampant gu. on chief sa. 3 escallops of field (Russell) ; 2, sa. tower ar. (De la Tour) ; 3, barry of 8 or & gu. (Muschamp) ; 4, gu. 3 herrings hauriant ar. (Herring) ; 5, sa. griffin segreant ar. between 2 cross crosslets fitché or (Froxmere) ; 6, sa. 3 chevronels erm. (Wyse) ; 7, sa. 3 dovecotes ar. (Sapcote) ; 8, ar. on cross gu. 5 mullets or (Semark). (West end), On shield under earl's coronet, 4ly of 9 ; 1 &.9, checky or & az. fess gu. (Clifford) ; 2, sa. (az. ?) 3 murthering chain shots ; 3, sa. bend flory counterflory or (Bromflete) ; 4, or cross sa. (Vescy) ; 5, sa. 3 flint stones ar. (Flint) ; 6, gu. 6 annulets or (Vipont); 7, or 2 bars gu. on canton sa. cross patoncé or (Atton) ; 8, per fess indented gu. & ar. annulet between 2 mullets of 2nd (St. John). impaling Russell &c as above (but A1y of with R. repeated). Coronets. Supporters, dexter, griffin segreant; sinister; lion ramboth gu.*