YORKSHIRE - THE NORTH RIDING - 3
 
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Ingleby Arncliffe - All Saints
Park outside church. Church is locked so you will have to contact the church for the key.
O/S Ref: NZ 453 001

Two knights of c. 1330. Note the legs are straight and both hold hearts. Both show the rather damaged unusual feature ailettes as the side of their shoulders; although these are believed to be cloth indentification structures rather than metal defence items, the knight on the left appears to have his helmet resting on the ailette on his left.
Thomas Mauleverer (1785) and wife Sarah Pawson (1810)
Fourth daughter: Frances (1827) & Fifth daughter: Mary (1833)
William (1857) & Helen (1859) Mauleverer Helen Brown (1879) and her husband Douglas Brown QC (1892)
Also: Sgt Thomas Vasey Adamson. 4th Yorkshire Rgt.  KIA 1918 at 23. Buried Beaucourt Military Cemetery

Jervaulx Abbey
This ruined Cistercian abbey is in private ownership but may be visited at any time for a small donation (honesty box ) towards the upkeep. Car park across the road. The effigy is said to be that of Lord Henry Fitzhugh (1307) There are many tomb slabs both in the church and chapter house but mostly plain; here a some with various inscriptions, crosses and a chalice. These are all exposed to the weather and very worn.
O/S Ref: SE 173 858

Kilburn - St Mary

Church open. Park outside around the village green.  O/S Ref: SE 514 797
Left:Two coffin lids upright in entrace to north chapel: one with a cross, hammer and shield with round boss; the other with a pastoral staff. The latter for an abbot of Byland or prior of Newburgh. Late 13th century.

Above: The Rev Richard looks like he died in 172½ ! Brass now on wall

Kirkby Fleetham - St Mary
The church is about a mile out of the village of Kirkby Fleetham but is signposted in the village. Take the yellow road in a more or less northerly direction until you come to a right angle bend where the road turns from a north-west to south-west direction; here there is a parking area and two gateways. That on your left says 'Home Farm' and that on your right 'Kirkby Fleetham Hall' and '12th Century Church'. Drive through this latter gateway through a wooded area; the numerous and unpleasant 'Private Property' notices have now been removed. When you reach the church the Hall is to your right and a private car park, complete with a 'permit holders only sign' - for residents in some properties near by. There is rather limited parking outside the church. The church is kept locked so before you visit the church contact site, where you will find telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of persons to contact. Very helpful and friendly reception.  O/S Ref: SE 281 957


Top Row: Knight, early 14th century, excellent quality with fine detail. On the line below, first column: drawing from I'Anson; below this the lion which looks away.  The arms on the shield are said to be those of Stapleton and the effigy is referred toin local tradition as 'The Knight Templar' , eldest son of  Sir Nicholas Stpleton, who died before 1290.
Lower Row from Left to Right; the first column has been dealt with above:
2. William Smelt (1755) I can also make out in the worn lettering:  Grace Smelt (1709) daughter.
3. Thomas (1680) & Susanna (1680) Pepper. Alabaster tablet.
4. Harry Edmund Waller (1869) A frequently seen design but not the angels on the two supporting brackets.
5. Rev William Glaister. The infill in the lettering has gone and this tablet is difficult to read.
  
William Lawrence (1785) by Flaxman. Note the stack of books at the baseof the column and the coins (below the lady's knees)
Other Monuments

Elizabeth Sophia Lawrence (1845) 
Black and white
John Robinson Fryer (1925) Wall brass in wooden frame
Mrs Anna Sophia Lawrence (1802) White tablet
Kirby Sigston - St Lawrence
Kirby Sigston is more a scattering of houses than an actual village (population <100), about four miles from Northallerton. Probably best to obtains an O/S map to find it. Take a yellow road east from Northallerton, past the hospital on your left, towards the A19 (green road). The first village you reach is Bullamoor. Travel the same distance again and Kirby Sigston is signposted on your right along another yellow road. Then take the first turning left along a single track gated white road  towards the church; this passes Kirby Sigston Manor and a lake on your left and there is parking outside the church. Magnificent setting. If you reach the A19 at a hamlet called Jeater Houses turn around, you've gone too far. Very friendly and helpful.
Church is locked but the telephone humber of the keyholder may be found here. O/S Ref: SE 417 947
                 
Left & Above  Top Row Left: Lady , early 14th century. Tucked behind organ.
Top Row Right:
Thomas Lascelles (1705)
Above Bottom Row Left:
Right:
Kirby Hill - St Peter & St Peter
(1m south of Ravensworth: not the other one)

Above from left to right: 1) John Dakyn (1558)  Rector. It is very unusual to find a signed monument of this date: Tallentine ʄculp.  2)  Thomas Wycliffe (1821) 'The last male descendent of the family which in the fourteenth century produced the Reformer WYCKCLIFFE'.   3) 'Heere lyeth the bodies of  FRANCIS LAYTON sonn and heire to ROGER LAYTON of Westlayton. and of ANN his wyfe second daughť to IOHN LAYTON of Westlayton aforesaid, who had yssue 5 sonns and one daughť . viz: IOHN maried to SARAH 2 daugť to ALLEN COTTEN of London Alderman, FRANCIS maried to MARGARET 4th daughť of Sr HVGH BRAWNE  Kn:mROBERT, THOMAS & MARGARET married to IAMES BARTON. The said FRANC departed this lyfe ye 26th of Octo: 1609 aged 70 yeares and ye said ANN died ye 3 of March 1622 aged 74 yeares

Kirkby-in-Cleveland - St Augustine
On the O/S map as 'Kirkby'      O/S Ref: NZ 539 061

Late 14th century effigies of knight and lady in the churchyard north of the church. Were they thrown out in a rebuilding?

Kirklington - St Michael  
Church open - park outside or nearby O/S Ref: SE 319 810

Knight   & Lady of the late 14th century, in separate ogee arched recesses. 

 Note: unusual feature that the knight does not carry a sword although this is not obvious from the photographs; he does however still have a sword belt and shield. Cf Catterick (North Riding 1)




Right: Sir Christopher Wandesford (1590)  and above top detail of the helmet from the monument which may be seen mounted on the wall tabove his feet. The actual helment is shown on the far right.

Above bottom: 
Two small tablets and a brass:
1. 1707 Here lyeth Barron Wandesford, Viscount Castlecomer in the 54 year of his age.
 2. Dec.r 20 1714. To the memory of the Hon.ble Lady Ellenor Wandesford
3. Here lies buried the body of Sir Christopher Wandesford Baronet March 112th 1686




Above
is an actual helmet with overlarge and rather incongruous crest of a church, of the early 16th century and may have belonged to a member of the family.

Masham - St Mary
Church open - park outside in the square O/S Ref: SE 227 807

     
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill (1613) & Wife of Low Burton Hall. Alabaster. The iron railing, although it gets in the way when taking photographs, is at least original. 
Left and (detail) above: Sir Abstrupus Danby (1737) of Swindon Park. Marble. The two tablets  on either side are shown enlarged below. William (1781) & Mary (1773) Danby Abstrupus Danby (1730)
Note the crab
 
  William Danby (1833) Thomas Danby (1582) Thomas Lockhart (1772) & Mary Marjorie (1775) Daughter of William Danby    
Vice Admiral Venables Vernon Harcourt (1863) by Skelton of York Mary, Countess Harcourt (1833) née Danby Widow of Field Marshal William Last, Earl Harcourt. Also her only sister Elisabeth Danby (1786) buried at Lyons Left: Roger Beckwith (1634) ; his wife Susanna (Brakenbury) (1670) who is buried at Skelbrough. They had eight children.
Right: Arthur Beckwith (1642); his wife Mary (Wyvil) (1646) who is buried in St Clement Danes. Their son Roger married firstly  Elizabeth (Clapham) (1673) , next Elizabeth (Jennings) 'with whom he lyes buried in the Collegiate Church, Ripon'.
 
Other Monuments

1. Reginald Grange Brundrit RA (1960) Gray tablet: oval with long axis horizontal.
2. Rev Thomas Riddell MA (1855) For fifteen years vicar of Masham cum Kirkby-Malzeard. Died at Keswick after one day's illness.
3. George Martyn Gorham (1904) For over 30 years vicar of Masham cum Kirkby-Malzeard
4. Philip (1972) and Mary (1974) 1st Earl and Countess of Swinton.  Gray tablet: oval with long axis horizontal. Arms.
5. Richard Kirshaw MA (1791) Vicar of this Parish. White tablet with pilasters and leaf pattern in the pediment
6. Mary Gorham (1897) Brass cross with fleur de lys patters on black background. Lettering on the base
7. Charlotte Marian Fisher (1858) and two of her children who died in infancy: William Richard & John William. She left nine other children. Gothick tablet
8. John Baines (1821) surgeon, and his wife Henriette (1804) White tablet surmounted by urn on black background.
Mary Ripley (1807)


          Melsonby - St James
  Church normally open. Park in road outside: this will need care as road is narrow with junctions
O/S Ref: NZ 201 085
  
Left to Right: Roger Swire (1792) and siblings Jane (1798) and Rev Samuel MA (1799); below a tablet to Jane Higginson (1802) daughter of John Swire. Illegible; two Anglo-Danish grave covers.

Middleham
Saint Mary and Saint Alkelda
Church open. Park free in village: short walk to church  O/S Ref: SE 127 879


Left: Robert Thornton (1533) 22nd and last abbot of Jervaulx. Said to have been brought here with his remains at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1536) Note the rebus: thorn leaves between each of the words and a tun at the base of the slab (Hence: Thorn_ton). Note also the pastoral staff and mitre; the initials RT above the tun; the religious symbolism above the mitre. The slab stood on pillars near the pulpit over the possible burial site. Above far left: Mark Bulmer (1792) 'interred near this place', his son Tho's Bateman Bulmer (1793) 'interr'd near the East window in the church yard, his wife Jane Bulmer (1804) 'buried near the same East window'. Above centre left: Edward  M___ (1735) Latin inscription. Above centre right: George Hobson (1808) surgeon and apothecary; below this added Elizabeth (Buckle)  (1811); Above far right: Simon Spence (1826) and Elizabeth (1814) 'lie interred in the Church yard behind this Monument'; Right top: Thomas and Elizabeth Bulmer (18__) outside on this wall; mostly illegible. Right bottom: Said to be part of tomb stone of St Alkelda, now set in floor.

Middleton Tyas
St Michael & All Angels
Church open daylight hours Monday to Friday. Park outside. The church is at the end of a lane signposted along the long village street.
O/S Ref: NZ 253 226
Above from left to right:  1) Rev John Mawer DD (1708) Vicar, & Hannah (1766) 'buried in this chancel' '.the Doctor was deſcended from the Royal Family of Mawer...The greateſest Linguiſt this Nation ever produced...able to ſpeak & write twenty two languages..'.   2)  Leonard (1774) & Catherine Hartley (1729). She daughter of Samuel Bowles, rector at Bromley, Kent. They had 9 children, '6 of which are interred near this place' She died in 'childbed'   3) George Smithson (1774), daughter, Eleanor (1793), wife Jane (1810) & son Thomas (1810)  4) George Hartley (1780 age 34) Counsellor at Law; only son of Leonard Hartle5) Dorothy Watson (1799) Wife of the vicar  6) Leonard William Hartley (1815 age 40)
Above from left to right:  1) George Hartley (1841) age 64   2) Daniel Watson (1883 at 17) Also brother & sister Horace & Dorothea 'who died in the morning of life'   3) Brass to the children of General Henry Eyre & Elizabeth Martha: Mary Fanny Twin (1844 age 2) buried in Brecon Priory, Vincent Edward (1858 age 14) died on board HMS Calcutta off HongKong, buried in Happy Valley there, Lancelot James (1852 age 9), died in Brighton, buried in Preston church yard, Elizabeth Martha (1876 age 25) buried St Peter's church yard.   4) Leonard Lawrie Hartley (1885 age 67)   5)  Sir Jonathan Edmund Blackhouse Bt (1918)


Above
: Medieval coffin lid under later arch (right) to which it does not belong.
Next tight: Admiral Oliver Blackhouse (1943) & Sir Roger Roland Charles Blackhouse, Admiral of the Fleet ((1939)
Far Right: Isabella Mary Spier (1982) & Michael Adrian Spier (1984)


 
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