North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Cuthbert


Cuthbert Kendal

(E. flat, formerly altar tomb, with rail). Here lies buried The Reverend . Richard Cuthbert A.Y. Vicar of Kirkby Kendale: In whose character The christian, the scholar, and the gentleman, rendered each other more illustrious. His zeal was happily tempered with knowledge and moderation. His publick labours and private conduct agreed to demonstrate the integrity of his life. Stranger suspect not this epitaph of flattery ; His praises are more fully inscribed on the hearts of all who knew him. And his Master's Presence will reward and perfect his virtues, By a more intimate converse with the great exemplar. Ob. November 7. A.D. 1744 Aetat. 48 Cur huj. Par. 11. Here also lieth Dorothy his daughter aged 2, Richard his son aged 6.

Cuthbert Kirkby Stephen

(In. S. brass). In affectionate remembrance of Maria Hopper, born at Brough 1st January 1817 who died at Brayton 17th April 1879 and was buried there. For twenty six years. a faithful and much loved nurse in the. families of Edward Fenwick Boyd Esq. of Moor House, Durham, William Cuthbert Esq. of Beaufront Castle, Northumberland, and Sir Wilfrid Lawson Bart. of Brayton, Cumberland, This Tablet was erected to her memory by the members of those families. Her virtues walked their narrow round, nor made a pause, nor left a void, And sure the Eternal Master found her single talent well employed.