life the 3rd of Febry., 1804, ætatis 85, after a long and painful illness which he bore with exemplary patience and christian resignation. If human worth is to be estimated by the love, esteem, and respect acquired in the circle of society in which it moved, no one could possess it in a higher degree than he did, whose remains are deposited here below. His nearest relations, truely sensible of the irreparable loss they had sustained, caused this monument to be erected as a tribute of conjugal, filial, and fraternal affection.
No. 121. Sacred to the memory of Dame Anne Blackett, relict of Sir Edd. Blackett, Bart., of Matfen in Northumberland, who departed this life, Decr. 30th, 1805, aged 88 years. A most affectionate wife, a sincere friend, and a good christian. In the same vault are deposited the remains of William Douglass Blackett, eldest son of Sir William Blackett, Bart., who died March 2nd, 1805, aged 2 years and 6 months.
No. 122. Sacred to the memory of Edward Ridsdale, Esq., died May 20th, 1777, aged 66 years; also to the memory of his brother Christr. Ridsdale, Esq., died Mar. 7th, 1787, aged 68 years.
No. 123. "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul both sure and steadfast."—Hebrews, vi, 19. Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Robert James Darley Waddilove, R.N., of H.M.S. America, who died at sea, Oct. 7th, 1844, within a few days' sail of Valparaiso. His remains are committed to the depths of the South Pacific till that great day, when earth and sea shall give up their dead. Aged 25 years, 13 of which were spent in H.M.'s Service. He was born at Thorpe, May 12th, 1819, the eldest grandson of the Very Rev. R.D. Waddilove, D.D., many years Dean of this Church. This slab is dedicated to his memory by his afflicted parents, April 1st, 1845.
No. 124. "There has been removed from the north-east angle of the Markenfield chapel that noble altar-tomb of unusual height without the rails, on which are placed the sculptured forms of Sir Thomas Markenfield of Markenfield, knt., and of Elenor his wife, daughter of Sir John Conyers of Hornby Castle, knt. On the champ, or filleting of this tomb, which has usually been assigned to some imaginary Thomas Norton and his wife, is the following memorial in defaced and obscure characters, which consanguinity with the persons commemorated has alone furnished me with patience to explain."—From Walbran's Ripon and Harrogate, to which we are also indebted for the inscription.