SOME CUMBERLAND PARISH CHURCH REGISTER EXTRACTS.
STORIES AND STOREYS IN THE PARISHES OF LANCASTER AND
MANCHESTER, CHESHIRE, &c.
That there were Storys and Storeys in Lancashire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is evidenced by the following extracts from the Parish Church Registers of Lancaster and those of the Cathedral Church of Manchester, formerly the Parish Church of Manchester.
Burial. Elizabeth, dr of John Storye of Poulton 15th March 1657.
Ann, wife of John Storey of Poulton, 3rd January 1673.
John Story of Poulton 20th September 1674.
Within the chancel of St. Mary's Church, Stockport, is the following memorial to a former Rector:-
"Here lyeth the body of Arthur Storer, Mr. of Arts, who was a most faithful teacher of God's truth, a worthy pillar of Christ's Church and turned many to righteousness, spent himself in this place thirty seven yeares to give light to others, and now shines in glory, the rewarde of his workes, who departed this life 28th March 1630. 'The memory of the just shall be blessed.' " Ormerod's Cheshire, vol. III., p. 804.
There is a place called Storeton in the Hundred of Wirral, Cheshire. There 1s a Pedigree of the Storotons in Ormerod's History. The Arms of the Storetons are Argent on a mount, a tree proper (or, erased). See vol. II., pp. 445-448.
CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLAND STORY AND STOREY MEMORIALS.
WITHIN THE CARLISLE CATHEDRAL BURIAL GROUND.
To the memory of Sarah Ainsworth Story wife of Robert William Story who died December 9th 1829 aged 34 years, leaving an infant son twelve days old.
Another stone commemorates a William Story of Brampton who died in 1731. The lettering is indistinct. At the back of the stone is a rude sandglass, and there is also what appears to be a heart.
From "Monumental Inscriptions, St. Cuthbert's Church, Carlisle, published 1889. Edited by Margaret J. Ferguson."
Churchyard, south side, headstone:-