North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Housman

 

Housman Kirkby Lonsdale

(In. S). Sacred memory of Elizabeth Gathorne who died July the 4th, 1831 in the 86th y. of her age in May 1786, she was left a widow by the late Richard Gathorne of Kirkby Lonsdale Esqre. with three infant children John, Isabel, and Eliza. Eliza m. John Moore of Grimeshill Esqre. and died September the 23rd 1812, leaving a son and a daughter John, who was in holy Orders, died March the l0th 1831 leaving three daus. and two sons by his late wife Jane the daughter of the Reverend . R. Housman of Lancaster. Isabel who m. John Hardy Esqre. Recorder of Leeds by whom she has three sons and eight daus. now living, has, this 26th day of January 1832, caused this tablet to be erected as a frail memorial of her filial affection and of the veneration in which she holds the memory of a beloved mother, who, while fulfilling relative duty with Christian meekness and fidelity, counted all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus her Lord.