(Altar tomb). Here lieth the Body of Richard Brown Who Dyed January 1725 Aged 75 And Eliz. His Wife who dyed September 21, 1730 aged 73. (3 brasses at foot). 1. Interr'd near this place William, son of Richd. Brown of Melkinthorpe. In life an Example of Honesty, Sincerity, Temperance and Justice; Much esteem'd for his great Abilities and happy Success in Surgery; He lived by all respected, And died lamented by many October 11th 1705 Aged 77 years. To perpetuate his Virtues to Posterity this Remembrance is placed by his sons-in-law, Jno. Bushby of Great Strickland and Jno. Wilkinson of Brinns. Also Mary, Wife of William . Brown who died Febr. 4th 1766 Aged 77 years. And Elizth. his eldest daughter who died 18 May 1764 Aged 46 years. 2. Sacred memory of Joseph Bowness
who departed this life at Liverpool November . 10th aged 66 years. and was interred in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kirkdale, November 12th 1874. Labour and Sorrow cease, And Life's Long Warfare closed at last, His soul is found in Peace. 3. Beneath and near this stone lie the remains of William Bowness
of Melkinthorpe in this parish, Yeoman, and Sarah his Wife, He departed this life March 24th 1850 aged 79 years. She died February 15th 1852 Aged 77 years. They had been united for the long period of 50 years. and in full hopes of a blessed immortality died full of years. respected by all. In remembrance of the kindest and best of parents and as a tribute of gratitude and filial affection their youngest son John Bowness
caused this Tablet to be inscribed A.D. 1855. Here also lie interred Jane and Sarah Bowness
, Jane died February 19th 1819 aged 4 years. , Sarah died November 30th 1842 aged 33 years.