North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Garthwait

 

Garthwait Kendal

(In. brass, Bellingham chapel, E). Here under lyeth the body of Alice, the wife of Roger Bateman. of Ould Hutton, Clothier, daughter of Richard Garthwait of Garsdale Yeamon (sic), who dyed the 25th day of March, 1637, being aged 26 years 5 monthes and od dayes, and left issue 3 daus., Agnes, Margaret, and Elizabeth. Shall we entrust a grave with such a guest, Or thus confine her to a marble chest, Who though the Indies met in one smale roome, Th'are short in treasure of this pretious tombe, Well borne, and bred, brought up to feare and care, Marriage, which makes up women, made her rare, Matron and maide with all choyse virtues grac'st. Louveving and lov'd of all, a soule so chast, Ne'rigg'd for heaven, with whom none dare Venture their states with her in bliss to share, She liveing virtues pattern, the poores releife, Her husband's cheifest joy, now dead, his greife.

Garthwait Kirkby Lonsdale

(In. inside of a door in vestry, brass). Margaretæ Vxori B. Memory of Ric. Garthwait A.M. Clericus Lib. Scholæ Gratis de Kirby Lonsdale pedagog. (?) hoc Subsellium posuit; et post ejus obitum Vxorib (?) Magistrorum dictæ Sch : in perpetuum. died D. Anno Dm. 1666. (Mr. Cree).