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Westmorland Church Notes - Docker

 

Docker Bampton

(In Porch S). Sacred memory of eight endeared Relations whose. mortal Remains rest near this Hallowed Tablet; Reverend John Bowstead B.D. and H.M.N.A.S., Fifty-six y. Master of Bampton Grammar School, Forty years. Min. of Mardale Chapel, Ten years. Rector of Musgrave, all in Westmorland, And finally a Prebendary of Lichfield Conferred upon him by his favourite Nephew and grateful pupil The Right Reverend . James Bowstead died D. Lord Bishop of Lichfield. He was the eldest son of Thomas and Grace Bowstead, Yeoman. B. at Great Salkeld near Penrith Cumb. December . 24th 1754 and died at Great Musgrave November . lst 1841. Peggy his beloved wife, who was the youngest Daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Mounsey of Eastward, Yeo- man, (and Cousin to George Mounsey Esqre. Memory of A. Formerly Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge and one of Dean Milner's close competitors), was born at Eastward aforesaid June 24th 1755 and died July 8th 1831. Elizabeth Bowstead, Spinster, their eldest Daughter, was born May 13th 1780 and died November . 30th 1841. Christopher Bowstead Esqre. of Messand Beck Hall, Haweswater, was born April 26th 1783 and died in May 1843. Hannah his pious Wife, who was the eldest Daughter of George and Mary Robinson of Scotch Street Carlisle, and mother of an only Son (the Reverend . John Bowstead M.A. Vicar of Messingham and Prebendary of Lincoln) died in 1847 aged 66. Mary Bowstead, Spinster, their fourth Daughter was born March 22nd 1789, and died June 18th 1844. Ann wife of Thomas Mounsey of Roughill, Yeoman, their third daughter, was born in November . 1784 and died in October 1845. Margaret their seventh and Youngest Daughter, (and Widowed Mother of Robert Docker, Scholar of Queen's College Oxford), was born April l0th 1798 and died in October 1849. Three other of their children were buried elsewhere; And three survive to lament their family loss. Pace quiescant; Gloria resurgant. This Tablet was erected by a dutiful Son and affectionate Brother The Reverend . Thomas Stanley Bowstead M.A. Vicar of Tarvin and Prebendary of Lichfield A.D. March 18th 1851.

Docker Bampton

(S). Sacred memory of Edmund Docker who died October 24th 1836. Also of Ann his wife who d. December . 15th 1850. Erected by their affectionate children.

Docker Bampton

{S). In loving memory William Gunson Docker, of Moorahill, Bampton, born June 23rd 1842, died September . 10th 1881.

Docker Beetham

(W). In affectionate remembrance of Eleanor, the beloved wife of William Docker who departed this life at Wasset February 11th 1867 aged 62 years. Thy Will be done.