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ABOUT three years ago Mr. Robert Blair, the secretary of the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries, came across a most interesting monumental brass, dated 1591, to the memory of Elizabeth, widow of Anthony Catterick, of Stanwick in Richmondshire, and it was arranged that a block should be made at the joint expense of the Newcastle and Yorkshire Societies from a rubbing, kindly made by Mr. John Gibson, the warder of the Castle at Newcastle, and it is from this block that the plate here given has been struck. The original brass, said to have been found in the Hall at Hutton Magna, is believed to have come from Stanwick Church, and is now in the possession of Mr. Cathrick, of Piercebridge, near Darlington, by whose kindness it has been possible to get a rubbing.

The text of the inscription is as follows:

Anno Domini 1591, Julii 17, die Sancti Pantaleonis, regni regine Elizabethæ xxxiij, obiit Elizabetha Catherick, vidua Anthonii Catherick de Stanweys, armigeri, cum quo in matrimonio vixit 58 annos, peperitque ei quinque filios et ser filias. Fratris autem eius filius ei successit, quamvis vnus filius et tres filiæ remanserunt, quæ jam vivunt coniunctæ. Prædicta autem Elizabetha multum mariti familiam et opibus et honore ditavit. Primogenita fuit et vna hæredum Rolandi Tempest de Homsett in comitatu Dunelmi; ex matris parte Radcliff, de digna familia Bilston. Prædictus Kolandus et arma merito gessit, et terras quasdam iure tenuit nobilis et illustris mfreville, olim Comitis de Anguishe in Scotia, et baroni (sic) de Prode et Riddisdale.


This inscription may be Englished thus:

In the year of our Lord 1591, July 17, on the day of St. Pantaleon, and of the reign of Queen Elizabeth xxxiij, died Elizabeth Catherick, widow of Anthony Catherick, of Stanweys, esquire, with whom she lived in marriage 58 years, and bore to him five sons and six daughters; but the brother's son succeeded him, although one son and five daughters remained, which daughters are now living married. However, the aforesaid Elizabeth much enriched her husband's family

1 A brief account of this brass with the plate is given in the Proceedings of

the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastleupon-Tyne, 3rd Series, i. 90.

both in wealth and honour. She was the first-born and one of the heirs of Roland Tempest, of Homsett, in the county of Durham, and on her mother's side a Radcliff, of the worthy family of Dilston. The aforesaid Roland both duly bore the arms and lawfully held some of the lands of the noble and illustrious Vmfreville, formerly Earl of Anguishe, in Scotland, and baron of Prode and Riddisdale.

On whose souls God have mercy.

According to the inscription, Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Catterick, was one of the daughters and coheirs of Roland Tempest, of Homsett, in the county of Durham, more usually called Holmesett and now known as Holmside, a parish eight miles north-west of Durham. Her mother was Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Ratcliffe, knight, stated by the brass to have been a member of the Dilston line. Her greatgrandmother was Elizabeth, one of the daughters and coheirs of Elizabeth, wife of William Elmeden, daughter of Thomas Umfraville, and one of the sisters and coheirs of Gilbert Umfraville. Members of the Umfraville family had been earls of Angus in Scotland, and barons of Prudhoe and Redesdale in Northumberland. It was in consequence of this marriage that "the Tempests of Holmsett were first advanced to honest and substantiall living in these parts of Durham."3


The descent of her husband, Anthony Catterick, is not so clear. Plantagenet Harrison" says that William de Cateryck, a citizen and mercer of York, purchased the manor of Stanwigges before 1 Hen. IV. (1399-1400). No authority is given for this statement, and it seems. to be contradicted by the inquisition," made after the death of John Catterick, who died on Oct. 6, 18 Edw. IV. (1478), leaving a son, John, aged thirty and upwards.'

1 Tonge's Visitation (Surtees Soc., xli. p. 103). Roland Tempest is here erroneously stated to have died without issue, and also that he entailed Holmside on that poor house. This latter statement is contradicted by General Plantagenet Harrison (History of Yorkshire, p. 498), who says that on Aug. 7, 34 Hen. VIII. (1542), Catterick and his wife, and her sister Anne with her husband, Cuthbert Brackenbury, sold the manor of Holmsete, but the purchaser's name is not given. There was another sister, Grace, who married Cuthbert Hutton, of Hutton John (Visitations of Durham, edited by Joseph Foster, p. 290).

2 Deputy Keeper of Public Records Reports, xxxiv. 225, xliv. 378, and xlv. 273.

3 Tonge's Visitation (Surtees Soc., xli. p. 103).

From this inquisition it would

4 The Catterick arms were, Quarterly, I and 4, argent, on a fesse engrailed sable three quatrefoils; 3 and 4, chequy argent and sable a border gules (Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 255). The second coat is styled Catterick ancient. It seems to be a variation of the arms of John de Dreux, Earl of Richmond, who died in 1306, chequy or and azure a canton ermine and a border gules.

5 History of Yorkshire, i. 498. Two wills of the Catterick family are printed in the Test. Ebor. (ii. 74, 135), namely of Alice, widow of Thomas Catryk, citizen and mercer of York, and of Walter Catryke, of York, barbour.

6 Add. MS. No. 26722, fo. 113.

John Catterick married Lucy, daughter of John Borough or Burgh, of Burgh, now Brough (Visitation of Yorkshire, 1563-4, p. 26).

appear that Catterick was only seised of a messuage and carucate of land in "Standwyll," worth ten marks a year, and held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem, and did not possess the manor.

The inq. post mortem of the younger John Catterick was taken in 24 Henry VII (1508-9).' It is very difficult to read, but appears to give the same information as that contained in his father's.


The manor had certainly come into the possession of the Catterick family before 1551, the date of the inquisition, taken after the death of William Catterick, Esq., who was seised of the manors of "Stanwikes" and Aldburgh at the time he died, Sept. 3, 1550.2 This William Catterick was the son of the second-named John Catterick. By his wife, Margaret, daughter of John Saltmarshe, he was father of Anthony Catterick, mentioned in the inscription. If General Harrison' is right Anthony Catterick must have married his wife, Elizabeth Tempest, before Dec. 1, 19 Hen. VIII. (1527), when the manor of Aldbrough in the parish of Stanwick, was settled upon In 1556 Anthony Catterick made a strange settlement of the manors of Stanwick and Aldbrough and his other property. Under this arrangement, after the termination of the life interests of Catterick and his wife, the property devolved upon their son who should be born after the date of the settlement, in tail male, with similar remainders to the settlor's brothers, George and Francis, and then to his heirs female, remainder to Anthony's right heirs in fee. There was no male heir born after the date of the settlement, so under its provision the property devolved on the settlor's brother George. The only son, Thomas, who was excluded by this settlement, was over fifty at the time of his father's death, Dec. 6, 1585. The reason for passing him over in favour of the next heir male was because he was an idiot. The three daughters, who survived and married, were Mary, wife of Roger Meynell, of North Kilvington; Grace, wife of Robert Lambert, of Oughton in the parish of Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool; and Dorothy, wife of Francis Scrope, of Spennithorne. The next owner of Stanwick, George Catterick, who was living at Carlton in the parish of Stanwick, in 1585, married Margaret, daughter of Anthony Eltoft.' He died on Dec. 21, 1592, leaving a son and heir, Anthony, aged thirty and upwards. Anthony married Joyce,

1 Chancery Ing. p. m., 24 Henry VII., No. 5 (Vol. xx. Series 2).

2 Chancery Ing. p. m., 5 Edw. VI., Part i. No. 44 (Vol. xciii. Series 2), and Plantagenet's History of Yorkshire, p. 496. The place, printed by Harrison Hylbown and Domaynes, should be Hylbowre and Demaynes.

3 Visitation of Yorkshire, 1563-4, p. 272.

History of Yorkshire, p. 498.
5 Ibid., p. 499. Ch. Ing. p. m., 28 Eliz.,
No. 169 (Vol. ccxi. Series 2). See also
Feet of Fines (Tudor), i. 198.

Lansdowne MS., No. 900, fo. 214. Visitations of Yorkshire, 1584-5 and 1612, p. 301.


Ing. p.m. of George Catterick, printed in Plantagenet Harrison's History of Yorkshire, 497.

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