North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Betham

 

Betham Beetham

(In. E. south side of the chancel, altar tomb with recumbent figures, a man in armour, & his lady) arms; (N. side) I. chief indented (Betham)* ; 2. lion's head affronte (Fitzroger) †; 3. cross fretty (? Thwaites but ? meant for Banister) ‡; 4. a quatrefoil; (S. side) 5 saltire engrailed (hidden by benches) (Middleton) ; 6. 3 escallops, (Strickland) ; 7. 6 annulets 3, 2, 1, (Musgrave) ; 8. cross raguly (? Lawrence) ; ( W. side) 9. fretty (Fleming?} ; 10. 2 crowns; 11. 3 combs (Tunstall) §. * E. died N. alphabet, {one of 2 Betham coats given}. Vincent's Ordinary Vol. II. p. 935. Coll. Arms gives ar. chief indented az bendlet gu. to " Sr: Richard Bethum de com. Lanc." An. indented chief was Fitzrandolph of the North, Lord of Mlddleham. West {Antiquities of Furness) notes this bearing to Beetham and N. and B. {1. 224. appendix 628-30). and Whitaker {Richmondshire II. 334}, the former in their notice of old stained glass formerly at Beetham assign a like coat to Burton. The herald Vincent, however, {supra p. 1092) attributes to the latter sa. saltire engr. ar. a chief of last. † N. & B. Mr. Norcliffe calls it a Saracen's head in a note to Mr. Bellasis. ‡ Fusily or loxengy according to N. and B. {1. 628-30) and ascribed by them to Croft {see infra, under Legh). § Tunstall, Musgrave, Strickland, Middleton, and Banister figure n the Betham descent. N. and B. make no note of the Tunstall and Fleming coats, and the two crowns, nor does Mr. Norcliffe of this latter. This tomb would seem in some respects a hard heraldic nut for Westmorland to crack, and to require separate treatment to an extent somewhat beyond the scope of the present general work. Hill MSS. II. 296. also note as "unknown," 41y; I and 4, 3 annulets; 2 and 3, saltire within border engr .

Betham Burton In Kendal

(Arms in Burton church as shown in Hill MSS. ii. 305). 41y. I. ar. saltire sa (Middleton); 2. or. 3 fleurs de lis az. (Betham); 3. ar chief indented az. (Burton of Burton ?) 4. fusily ar. & sa. (Croft).

Betham Crosby Ravensworth

(S). Near this place layeth the Body of Robert Betham who departed this life the 5th of December in the years. of our Lord 1734 Aged 45. William his eldest Son erected this Monument.

Betham Crosby Ravensworth

(E. Column, rails. One side). Obt. Thomas Gibson, 1796, 77. Frances Gibson 1757, 41. Elear. Hutchinson 1796, 80. Robert Wilson 1823, 71, Frances Wilson 1788, 31, Robert Wilson 1819, 32, Arthur Gibson 1878, 3, George Gibson, 1878, 89, Richard Gibson 1880, 88. (Another side). John Gibson 1824, 77, Ruth Gibson 1828, 77, Margaret Gibson 1821, 40, Michael Gibson 1835, 37, Jane Gibson 1841, 53, Frances Gibson 1852, 70, Reverend . John Gibson 1867, 80, Thomas Gibson 1869, 90. (Another side). George Gibson 1835, 80, Jane Richardson 1819, 66. Frances Sewell 1831, 20, John Sewell 1855, 78, Frances Sewell 1858 , 80, George Sewell 1870, 60. (Another side). Isabella Gibson 1779, 22, Agnes Harrison 1812, 80, Ann Gibson 1819, 66, William Betham 1814, 54, Mary Betham 1843, 81, Ann Betham 1864, 18.