North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Leyburne


Leyburne Kendal

(In. N). To Memory of John Leyburne late of Cunswick Esq. who died ye 9th of Decem: 1737: Aged 69. In whom that Ancient, Loyall, & Religious Family is now extinct, Whose Example this Inscription Recommends to Posterity, For under this Stone lies the Remains of a most Affectionate Husband, a Charitable Neighbour, & a Kind Master. In Dealings Just, In Words Sincere, Was Humble in Pros perity, Heroickly resign'd in Adversity, Whose unaffected Devotion. Strict Sobriety & Unwearied practice of Christian Duties, is worthy ye Imitation of All. He had two Sons, who died in their Infancy so hath left no Issue to inherit his Virtues. And that the Memory of them may not perish with ye Name Lucy his wife hath Plac'd this Monument, as a Memorial of her Love & Esteem. Miseremini, Miseremini, mei, Saltem vos Amici mei ! Job 19th. Arms, 41y I & 4 az. 6 1ioncels ar. armed & langued gu. (Leyburne) 2 & 3, or. chevron gu. between 3 daws heads erased beaked of the field (for Dalston).