North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Widdrington


Widdrington Kirkby Lonsdale

(In. S. tablet, between 2 columns). Foelici memoriæ Elizabethæ Carvs, filiae et haeredis Thomae Carvs, Nicholai Cvrwen Eqvitis Avrati vxoris, matris svæ optime meritæ maerens filia Maria Hence. Widrington nvpta hoc saxum posvit. Hie reqviescit ab ano Dni. 1611 aetatis svae 51, donec postrema Ivx refvlgeat. Arms. ("These arms over the mon. to Eliz. Carus in K. L. ch. If ye 3d is C. it is not the arms generally given. to them " see infra. Hill Memory of SS. II. 328 citing Machell " 41y, 1 & 4. fret & chief (for Curwen, i.e. ar. fretty gu. chief az.); 2 & 3 az. lion rampant ar. gutté de sang (? shd. be billetté as per Coll. Arms, E. died N. Grafton's Lanc. 2nd cat. 83) impaling 41y 1 (? & 4, a blank) az. on chevron ar. 3 mullets gu. (for Carus, the 10 cinquefoils ar 6 in chief, and 4 in base omitted)† 2. ar. 3 bars gu. canton of last (for Preston, i.e. 2 bars and on on canton a cinquefoil or); 3 ar, ram sa. horned or, on chief of 2nd (3) garbs of 3rd. † See Flower's Lancashire Visitation CoIl. Arms died 3 p. 47; I. C. B. 2. 2nd cal. 3, i.e. copy of St. George's 1613 Westmorland Visitation & C. 37. 100 b. Dugdale's 1664 Lanc. Visit. for Carus arms and pedigrees. The latter gives the above Curwen-Carus match, and notes to the line of Thomas Carus' brother Christopher, the Carus arms (not, as above, minus the 10 cinquefoils, but) minus the 4 mullets on the chevron. Mr. W. Jackson notes the billette lion as sometimes lozengy.