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Gentleman's Magazine 1785 p.969

  Wharton Tomb
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Lord Wharton's Tomb

ON the N. side of the chancel of the church of Kirkby Stephen, in Westmoreland, is an aisle belonging to the Wharton family, in which is a large monument of alabaster, consisting of a table six feet square, raised three feet and a half from the ground, and containing three figues, at full length, of Thomas, the first Lord Wharton, in the middle, under whose head is a bull's head, supposed by the common people to represent the devil in a vanquished posture; on his right side, Eleanor his first wife, and on his left his second wife Anne. About the table is the following legend:

Thomas Whartonus jaceo. hic utraque conjux:
Eleanora suum hinc, hinc habet Anna locum.
En tibi terra, tuum, carnes atque ossa resume;
In coelos animas, tu, Deus alme, tuum.
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