B46    Tombstone. 2115l x 930h x 1420w, Table tomb with inclined sides on plinth, white limestone. Fair condition inscribed two sides in leaded lettering. Iron railings missing.

            South side:

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

JEREMIAH DIXON ESQR OF PARK STREET LONDON,

LATE OF FELFOOT NEAR WINDERMERE LAKE WESTMORELAND

WHERE FOR HIS UPRIGHT AND FIRM DEPORTMENT

AS A MAGISTRATE. FOR THE URBANITY AND MILDNESS

OF HIS MANNERS AND HIS EXEMPLARY PATIENCE

AS A CHRISTIAN

HE WILL BE LONG REVERED BELOVED AND

LAMENTED

DIED APRIL 21ST 1818 AGED 64.

            North side:

ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF MARY, WIFE OF THE SAID JEREMIAH DIXON ESQR

SECOND DAUGHTER AND CO-HEIRESS OF THE JUSTLY CELEBRATED

JOHN SMEATON ESQR ARCHITECT. F.R.S.

OF AUSTHORPE LODGE, NEAR LEEDS, IN THE COUNTY OF YORK.

WHO DIED APRIL 30TH 1820, AGED 60 YEARS

INHERITING MUCH OF THE GREAT INTELLECT OF HER FATHER,

ENDOWED WITH VARIOUS TALENTS,

WHICH APPLICATION BROUGHT TO A DEGREE OF PERFECTION, SELDOM EQUALLED,

SHE NEVER LOST SIGHT OF THAT HUMILITY TOWARDS GOD,

WHICH BECOMES A FRAIL AND SINFUL MORTAL.

HOLDING FIRMLY THAT FAITH IN HER BLESSED REDEEMER

WHICH IS THE ONLY HOPE OF A CHRISTIAN.

 

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