THE STORYS OF KIRKLINTON AND BRANCHES.
In Brampton old churchyard is an inscription which reads as follows:-
"To the memory of Adam Story; of Brampton who died May ye 15th 1722, aged 70 years also to Jane wife of ye sd Adam who died Novr. ye 3d 1738, aged 88 years."
This Adam was probably a brother of John Story, of Bewcastle.
In the burial ground attached to the Cathedral, Carlisle, is a stone commemorating a William Story of Brampton, who died in 1731. The lettering on the stone is indistinct. At the back of it is a rudely engraved sandglass, and also what appears to be meant for a heart. This William Story (ni fallor) would be a son of the above Adam Story.
In the same churchyard, which is about a mile and a half out of the town, is this tombstone record-
"To the memory of Nicholas Storey who died on the 5th May 1897, aged 56 years. Erected by the members of the Northumberland Colliery Mechanics' Association as a tribute of regard."
This Nicholas Storey was the father of Mr. Nicholas Storey, late organist at Brampton Church and afterwards organist of South Shields Parish Church, and at present organist and choirmaster of Tynemouth Priory Church.
WILL OF THOMAS STORY OF JUSTICE TOWN, MADE
NOVEMBER 10TH 1718.
(Father of Thomas Story, the prominent member of the Society of Friends and author of "Story's Journal.")
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I Thomas Story of Justice Town in the parish of Kirklinton in the County of Cumberland, gentleman being weak in body but whole in minde and of good and perfect memory praised be Almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme as here followeth revoking all other Wills and Testaments whatsoever viz - First I bequeath my soul into the hand of Almighty God, my Maker, hoping yt through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins. And as tor my body to be buried in Christian burial at the discretion of my executrix hereafter mentioned. Item. I do give to my son George Story the Best Silver Tumbler. Item. I give to my son Thomas Story the other Silver Tumbler. Item. I give to my daughter Ann Eliot a guinea. Item. I give to George Crookbane the horse in his possession, and as for all the rest of my personal estate worldly goods and chattels, moveable and immoveable as horses, cows, cattle, money, Bills, Bonds, Husbandry Gear Household stuff, Insight, Bedding and Linnen whatsoever to me belonging or in any wise appertaining I leave and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth whom I do make the sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament, My debts, legacies and funeral expenses discharged. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year above written.
THOMAS STORY, X his mark.
Inventory Value £24 15 0