The Selby Monument in 1782.
Image from page 278 of "History of Newcastle and Gateshead" (1884)Identifier: historyofnewcast03welf Title: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidhistoryofnewcast03welf">History of Newcastle and Gateshead Year: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1884">1884 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1880">1880s) Authors: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorWelford__Richard__1836_1919">Welford, Richard, 1836-1919 Subjects: Publisher: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisherLondon__W__Scott">London, W. Scott Contributing Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookcontributorRobarts___University_of_Toronto">Robarts - University of Toronto Digitizing Sponsor: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksponsorUniversity_of_Toronto">University of Toronto View Book Page: https://archive.org/stream/historyofnewcast03welf/historyofnewcast03welf#page/n278/mode/1up" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Book Viewer About This Book: https://archive.org/details/historyofnewcast03welf" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Catalog Entry View All Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidhistoryofnewcast03welf">All Images From Book Click here to https://archive.org/stream/historyofnewcast03welf/historyofnewcast03welf#page/n278/mode/1up" rel="noreferrer nofollow">view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: to John Delaval of Dissington, knight ; Barbara, the third,to Robert Delaval, heir of Ralph Delaval of Seaton, knight; Isabella,the fourth, to Patrick Curwen of Workington, esquire, and twounmarried, Dorothy and Mary. Having enjoyed through the whole 1625.] SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. 267 course of his life a most ample good fortune, in this he was truly-happy, that, in undoubted hope of the full remission of all his sins,and of his resurrection to eternal life, he commended his spirit intothe hands of the Lord, and in him fell peacefully asleep, 30th March1625, aged 68, His body lies buried in a crypt under this tomb, builtby the care of his dear wife. By virtue of love, honour, and memory,though dead I live. Within the palisading surrounding the tombwas a marble tablet, bearing the names of his grandfather and grand-mother— Jesu have mercy of the sowlle of George Selbe, marchantadventurer, sometime alderman of this town (anno 1542), andMargaret, his wife, and their children (anno 1562). Text Appearing After Image: THE SELBY MONUMENT IN 1782, Sir George was the last of a long list of Selbys who held office inthe municipality of Newcastle, and a century and a-half later therewas no one of his name who uttered a protest when the church-wardens of St. Nicholas restored the church, and sold themonuments by auction ! All that tomb and vault in the church ofSt. Nicholas, Newcastle, so ran the advertisement of sale in theNewcastle Chronicle of February 9th, 1782, situate at the east end ofthe said church, in length 18 feet, and in breadth 12 feet, as the sameis enclosed with iron railings, and known as the Selbys burial tombor vault. . . . Mr. Richard Fisher, clerk of the said church, will showthe premises ! April I. If the Milbank MS. quoted by Bourne could be trusted, the WhiteCross, at the north-west end of Newgate Street, near the HuckstersBooths, where, for more than a century there had been a market, 268 NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD. [1625. was taken down about this time. It states that this cross was Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
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