North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Meldrum


Meldrum Kendal

(N. W.) Sacred memory of Margaret, only daughter of John and Anne Meldrum, who died March 3lst 1834 aged 23, here also lie the remains of John Meldrum Junr, who died 30th of September 1837 aged 24 years. this is inscribed to his memory as a worthy friend and brother, a kind and affectionate son. Farewell! thou hadst a mind endued With feeling, genius, gratitude ; We hope when-1ife's vain dream is o'er, To meet again, to part no more. and also, at Natchez, North America, on the 28th October 1839 of yellow fever, William, their third son, aged 25 years. Far, far from parents, friends, in one short hour, He yielded life to death's remorseless power. Also in m. Richard Meldrum who died February l0th l845 aged 25 years. Beloved by all, death call’d thee soon away, Life's ills to change for Heaven's eternal day. also of John Meldrum, father of the above, who died February 22nd l847 aged 65 years. also of Ann Meldrum; mother of the above, who died December . 9th l848 aged 73 also of Joseph Meldrum, son of the above who died the 8th September l854. aged 37 years.