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Crest of Sir Thomas Storey

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Sunday, 3 February 2008
by Brad Storey


CHRISTENINGS, 1556-1661.
    1609. Isabell Storie, dau: of Lawrence, 15th Februarye.
    16010 [sic]. Thomas Storye, son of Lawrence Storye.
                (No date or day of month.)
    1616. Elizabeth Storye, dau: of Law: Cowp, 14th June.

BURIALS, 1559-1659.
    16010 [sic]. Thomas Storie, the son of Lawrence, 2nd November.
    1612. A stilborne chyld of Law: Storyes, 13th Maye.
    1614. Isabell Storie, dau: of Lawrence, 18th Februarye.
    1637. Lawrence Storey, of Churchtown, 5th October.

Whether these Storeys were of Kendal or Penrith in their origin is not clear.

Robert Storey, described as of Crosthwaite, Milnthorpe, brother of Eleanor and Agnes Storey, of Kendal, was one of the Meathop Storeys. He married Mary Rawsthorne, who had brothers - Lawrence and William - living in 1912 at Hunt Fold Farm, Tottington, Bury, Lancashire. Robert's issue were Margaret Storey, married to an Inman of Natland, and William Storey, residing at Kirkby Lonsdale. The late *Mr. Harper Gaythorpe, of Barrow-in-Furness, says in a letter dated 29th August, 1908, that "the name Storye is not referred to in the early Aldingham or Coniston Church registers, nor yet in those of Pennington and Urswick." Stockdale's "Annales Cærmślenses," Neither "Notitia Cestriensis," nor James Parsons Earwaker's "Local Gleanings" contains any references to the Storeys.

Only two memorials could be found within Cartmel Priory Churchyard. They are quite modern :-

In memory of Mary, wife of John Story, of Wrayholme, who departed this life July 15th, 1827, aged 32 years. Also the above John Story, who died at Allithwaite on the 31st July, 1865, aged 73 years. Also Jane, the second wife of the above, who died at Allithwaite on the 9th April, 1881, aged 73 years. Also William Benson, son of John and Jane Story, who died on the 30th June, 1878, aged 48 years.

Sacred to the memory of James Story, who died at Ayside, March 10th, 1849, aged 89. Also of Isabella Bland, grand-daughter of the above, who died at Carke, December 3rd, 1852, aged 24 years.

Mr. Browne of Townend, Troutbeck, has kindly forwarded some interesting particulars relating to the Brownrigg family, one of whom married Mary, daughter of Richard Storey of Drummelmire Head, Troutbeck, second son of Thomas Storey of Townhead, within the same parish. As the Brownriggs were formerly prominent in Troutbeck, the items here given will be read with interest by those descended from both Brownriggs and Storeys.

The first of this family settled in Troutbeck was William Brownrigg, carpenter, who, on the death of William Mackereth, carpenter, in January, 1736-7, came to manage the carpentering business for William Mackereth's widow, who was Mary, daughter of †William Birkett, of Low Wood, Troutbeck, and who in 1739, married William Brownrigg, and had the following issue :-

*A Furness Antiquary.
†The wife of William Birkett was Eleanor, daughter of Benjamin Brown, of Townend.