North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Montgomery


Montgomery Appleby St Lawrence

(Chancel N. altar tomb). Here Iyes expectinge y second comeinge of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ ye dead body of ye Lady Anne Clifford, daur. & sole heire to George Clifford, 3d Earl of Cumberland by his blessed wife "Margarett Russell, Countesse of Cumberland wch Lady Anne was borne in Skipton Castle in Crayen ye 30th January (beinge Fryday) in ye yeare 1590, as ye yeare begins on New Yeares day & by a longe continued discente from her father & her noble auncestors, she was Barronesse Clifford, Westmerland & Vescy, High Sheriffesse of ye County of Westmerland & Lady of ye Honor of Skipton In Craven aforesaid She married for her first husband Richard Sackvile, Earl of Dorsett, & for her second husband Phillipp Herberte, Earle of Pembrooke & Mountgomery, leaveinge behind her onely 2 daurs. that lived wch she had by her firste husband, the eldest Margarett Countesse of Thannett & the younger Isabella Countesse of Northampton, which lady Anne Clifford, Countess Dowager of Pembrooke, Dorsett & Mountgomery deceased at her castle of Brougham ye 22nd day of March in ye yeare of our Lord 1675. Christianly, willingly & quietly havinge before her death seene a plentifull issue by her two daughters of 13 grandchildren & her body Iyes buryed in this vaulte.

Montgomery Appleby St Lawrence

(Brass coffin plate* in vault.) The body of ye most noble vertuous and religious Lady Anne Covntess Dowager of Pembroke, Dorset and Montgomery Daughter and sole Heir to ye late Right Honoble. George Clifford Earl of Cumberland, Baroness Clifford Westmerland and Vescy, Lady of ye honour of Skipton in Craven, and high Sheriffess, by inheritance, of ye county of Westmerland, who departed This life in Her castle of Bougham in ye county ye 22 th March, 1675, Havin Attain’d ye age of 86 years The 30 th January before.

Montgomery Appleby St Michael

(On wood, between chancel and nave). The Right Honourable the Lady Ann Clifford, Countess Dowager of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery, repaired this Church A.D. 1658. (Bp. Nic. Visit. 1703).

Montgomery Brough

(In. below chancel steps). Here Iyes Mr. Gabriel Vincent, Steward to the R. H. Ann Clifford, Countess Dowager of Pembroke, Dorsett, and Montgomery, and chief director of all her buildings in the north, who dyed in the Roman Tower of Burgh Castle, like a good Chritian, the 12 of February 1665, looking for the second comeing of our saviour Jesus Christ."