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Crest of Sir Thomas Storey

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Sunday, 3 February 2008
by Brad Storey


in the Royalist cause during the Civil Wars. After these wars the heavy fines imposed compelled the Sunderlands to dispose of their property, and they subsequently settled at Ulverston, where I was born. My grandfather died in Edinburgh, and a great military funeral was accorded him."

The Askews, formerly of Middleton, Kirkby Lonsdale, are closely related to the Sunderlands. Two of this Middleton family were Rectors of Graystoke. The Askews were originally from Newcastle.

These items are met with in The Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeological Society's Transactions, Vol. XII., p. 74. " Heraldry of Cumberland Statesmen." In Arthuret Churchyard is a record to David Story of The Knowe, who died 6th May 1767, æt . . . . . years. Also nine more of the family. This David was probably the father of Dr. Storey, of Penrith.

Arms of David Story's family were 1st and 3rd and 5th an ostrich-like bird passant to the sinister. Probably a stork or crane of which Story bears three; second a pale florée, and 4th varée, 6th a bend. At Kirklinton, Richard Story, 1746, bore a shield with three triangular objects in chief and three birds (the storks or cranes just mentioned). The three objects may be Bells, and may indicate an alliance with the Bell family. Another curious Story shield at Kirklinton consists of two mullets in chief, a crescent in the honour point, and in the base an object like a blunt-shaped wedge (1697). On p. 79 same vol. we find - Or, a lion rampant within a bordure azure. Motto, Tout pour I'amour rien par force. (All for love ; nothing by force.)

Monument to Richard Story, MD. of Penrith, 1821. Arms impale azure, a chevron ermine; on a chief argent, three Cornish crows proper for Dawson of Penrith. Arms granted in 1761. Papworth's Ordinary, p. 319. Same French motto as above.

The will of Dr. Richard Story, of Penrith, is not a lengthy one. The testator is described as a doctor of physic. He leaves his messuage, dwelling-house and garden to his wife; also an annuity to be paid to her half-yearly, namely, on the Feast of Pentecost and the Feast of St. Martin. To his daughter Mary, wife of John de Whelpdale, Esquire, he leaves £2,000. To his daughter Catherine he leaves £1,000. After the death of his widow he leaves all his property and land to his son David Story. His widow is appointed executrix and his said son David, executor. The will is dated 14th November, 1817, and the witnesses thereto are Henry Dixon, solicitor, Penrith, John Allinson, of Penrith, chymist and druggist, and Richard Story, clerk to the said Henry Dixon. Will proved 23rd March. 1822.