North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Compston

 

Compston Kendal

(Bellingham chapel). Memorial.- This is to certify that the Brass Plates to the East of this Inscription were collected from the Floor and Pew doors of this church, during its Restoration in 1851 and 1852, and were carefully preserved and are precisely the same as they were found at the time. In testimony whereof we have caused this Brass plate to be engraved. Joseph Watkins Barnes, vicar of Kendal. William Chaplin, curate; churchwardens, John Mann, churchhusband, Edward Branthwaite, Isaac Edmondson, Joseph Barrow, Robert B. Hunter, Rainforth Hodgson, Samuel Compston, Thomas Busher, Henry Cragg, Thomas Brockelbank, Anthony Nicholson, Joseph Morton, Christopher Birkett, John Washington, Parish clerk.

Compston Kendal

(W). Sacred memory of Margaret Compston, youngest daughter of Robert Compston, who departed this life December . 9th 1846 aged 30 years. Stranger who e'er thou art respect this stone the name it bears may be to thee unknown as to the world, but it to one was dear or else it never had been sculptur'd here, I will not ask thee for her soul to pray, Pray for thyself & all-& go thy way also of Robert Compston, father of the above, died July 23rd 1848 aged 76.