Earls of Carlisle at Lanercost

Nestled in cemetary at the ancient 12th Century Priory at Lanercost in Cumbria are many graves belonging to people of note.  One of these plots belongs to the Howard family, who’s generations of males have held the title of Earl of Carlisle since the 17th Century.

Charles Howard was created Earl of Carlisle by Charles II. This title was to remain in the Howard family at Castle Howard until the division of the family estates after the death of the 9th Earl and Countess.

On the opposite side of the path from the Earl’s graves is the resting place of Ankaret Cecelia Carolyn Jackson (nee Howard). Wife of William Jackson & daughter of Charles James Stanley Howard, 10th Earl of Carlisle.

Alongside this is William Jackson 7th Baronet and his second wife Ina.

As one enters the priory gates, there is a small group of three trees to the left.  These were planted in 1964 in memory of George, the 11th Earl of Carlisle by his son Charles.

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