North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Colthirst

 

Colthirst Askham

(In. S. Transept, W). H. S. E. In certa et explorata spe resurgendi ad vitam æternam Gulielmus Sandford Arm. ex avitâ Sandfordorum prosapiâ oriundus Gulielmi (cujus laudes Marmori opposito incisas legis) Pater ob Religionem, Amorem, Indulgentiam, Fidelitatern, Munificentiam, Charitatem, erga Deum, Conjugem, Liberos, Amicos, Vicinos, Pauperes Omnes Deo et hominibus dilectissimus, Idemque propositi Quantum ad priscam fidem et primævam pietatem justus et tenax, Honorum dierum plenus 12 Oct: anno salutis 1730, ætatis 79, obiit. Hoc sepulchrale. marmor Amoris sui conjugalis tekmirion, (in Greek). Ære et ommi marmore perennioris Dorothea vidua superstes siqua alia mæstissima P.F. The truly pious Dorothy above named died October ye 17th 1735. (Above), Arms, with Esquire's helmet & mantling. Per chevron sa. & erm. in chief 2 boars' heads couped or, (Sandford) impaling 4ly I & 4 lion rampant (Smallwood) 2 & 3 Ar. fess between 2 colts passant sa. (Colthirst).