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Westmorland Church Notes - Cavendish Bentinck


Cavendish Bentinck Lowther

In. S. Transept, pillar and urn ). Sacred memory of Lord William . Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck ivth son of William . H. Cavendish iiid Duke of Portland,Majr. Genl. in the Army, K.C.B, and Colonel of the lviii Regiment of Foot. With a zeal and an ardour that distinguished him in his profession he first sought employment in those countries where war was carried on; courage in action, patience under privation, a promptitude to share every fatigue & danger with his soldiers, ensured to him the love of all who were placed under his command; to his friends he was endeared by his singular frankness & simplicity of manner, his high sense of honor and affectionate disposition. He was born November . ii mdcclxxxi, Married Mary iiid daughter of William . Earl of Lonsdale, and died at Rome February x, mdcccxxviii after a long and painful illness endured with characteristic firmness and Christian resignation. Impressed with a grateful recollection of the happiness he had enjoyed at Lowther he expressed a wish in his latter moments that his remains might be deposited in this place: that he felt such a wish has mingled with the higher consolations of his afflicted widow, the tender assurance that the hours he passed here were among the happiest of his life, and in love and affection to the memory of her departed husband, and in pious hope that her infant son may hereby be incited to emulate the virtues of his father she has erected this monument. Arms, 41y. 1 & 4 az. cross rnoline ar. (Bentinck) 2 & 3 sa. 3 stag's heads caboshed ar, attired or (Cavendish) inmpaling or, 6 annulets, 3, 2, 1, sa. (Lowther). Crest of Cavendish, serpent nowed ppr. Insignia of the Bath. Motto, Craignez honte. Supporters, (dexter) lion double queued or. (sinister) lion double queued sa. & each charged with crescent, interchanged for distinction.