North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Richmond


Richmond Lowther

(In. S. Transept, altar tomb, thereon recumbent alabaster figure in armourand ruff. Pedigree and M .I). I. John Lowther of Lowther in ye Covetye of Westmerland Knight (married) Lucye his wife daughter . of Sr. Christopher Curwin Knight (& had issue). II. Hughe Lowther Esqvire maried Dorathye daughter ofHenry Ld. Clifford, they had issve. III. Margaret maried to Joh Richmond of Highet Esqr. hath issve. Anne married to Tho: Wibergh of Clifto. Esquire,they have issve. Francis married to Sr. Henrye Goodyer of Powlswoorth Knight, they have issve. Gerard Lowther Esqvier Apprentice of y Lawe,Barberre, married to Tho: Carleton of Carleton, Esqu. Theyhave issve. Richard Lowther Knight, married and had issve, by Frances theda. of John Middleton of Middleton Esq. IV. Anne marrid to Alexander Fetherston of Fetherst. Esqvire, They have issve. Francis married to Tho:Cliborne of Cliborne Esq: and hath issve. Gerard Lowther Esq: one of ye Jvstices of ye Comon Pleas in Ireland. S. Christoph. Lowther Knt. marriedElinor Musgrave and hath issve. Hvgh Lowther Capitayne in ye voyage ofPortvgale A.Dni. 15 . . Lancelott Lowther Esqvire Sollicitor general toQueene Anne. William Lowther married Elinor Welberye and by her hath issve. Sr. Rich: Lowther Knig: svcceeded Hen: Lod. Scroope in ye Office of Lo:Warden of ye West Marches, & was thrice a commissionor in ye greate Affayresbetweene England & Scotland all in ye time of Qveene Elizabeth & after hehad seene his children to ye 4th degree, geven them vertvovs education &meanes to live, advanced his brothers & sisters out of his owne patrimony,governed his familye & kept plentifvll hospitallitye for 57 yeares together,he ended his life ye 27th of Jan : Ao. Dni. 1607 Ætas. Suæ 77 uttring at hislast breth these verses followinge. (Below is a brass Plate but no trace ofletters having ever been engraved upon it. Bp. Nicolson gives the 1st word"Quod," adding, "the rest worn out of the black marble," about 18 lines?The pedigree of 4 descents as above, is in tabular form. Over it are theArms of Lowther quartering Quaile, Stapleton, Lucy, Strickland, Warcop, the3 martlets volant, & Lancaster.