North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Archer


Archer Barton

(S.E). Erected in Memory of Capt. Thomas Archer of Eamont Bridge who died August 19th 1835 Æ : 53. Also of Sarah his wife who died November . 3rd 1863 aged 63 years. Thomas their son died January 15th 1835 Æ. 8 m. Offer the sacrifice of righteousness and put your trust in the Lord. Also of Dorothy Archer, Daughter of the above named Thomas Archer who departed this life on the 17th day of October 1845 aged 13 years. Also Mary their daughter who died Oct. 26th 1846 aged 16 years. Also Thomas Palmer their son who died February 19th 1849 aged l3 years.

Archer Kendal

(In. Parr Chapel). Here lyes John Archer, Esq., Doctor of Physick, and One of His Majestie's Justices of the Peace for the County of Westmorland, who D. L. on the fourth of December, 1735. He was a worthy Man, a skilfull Physician, an impartial Magistrate, and an Amiable Friend. His mind was Generous, his Temper Sweet, his Understanding Extensive; in Nature Compassionate, in Virtue Severe, He adorn'd the Reasoning Being with the Dignity of Morality, the True Christian with the Sanctity of Religion. He was a Delight to his Acquaintances, an Honour to his Profession, and a Happiness to his Country. Dear and Desirable is the Memory of Doctor Archer, Cruel and Lamentable is the Loss of him. Every Eye Overflows with Tears, every Breast is fil1'd with Sorrow, and every House is become the House of Mourning.

Archer Kendal

(In. Parr chapel floor, once with oak rail on two sides; wood-work now in the way, and shield of arms, &c., invisible). Here lyeth the Body of William Askew, late of Standingstones, in the Parish of Millom, and County of Cumberland, Gent., who departed this life the 13th of April, in the years. of our Lord 1717, and of his Age the 80th. He marryed Dorothy, the davghter of William Mvsgrave of Crookdake in the said County, Esqr., by whom he had only one svrviving davghter, now the wife of John Archer of Oxen Holme, Esqr. (Mr. ]ennings’ copy, 20th October 1863).