3 thoughts on “Lowna Quaker Burial Ground

  1. Just returned from a visit to this serene and moving place, which I visited to spend a little time at the site of my 6x great grandfather’s resting place: Isaac Stockton, died 6th March 1781, and his daughter, my 5x great grandmother, Ann Hartas(nee Stockton), died 25th July 1781.

    It’s can be quite difficult to find but if you cross Lowna Bridge, from the Hutton le Hole side, walk past the farm on your right, then up the road about a quarter of a mile. Take the well marked footpath on your right and follow it over the ford(or cross the bridge and continue for approx. a quarter of a mile. The burial ground is on your right, slightly set back on a raised bank.

    Spend a little time in the burial ground sitting on either of the seats but watch out for the rather large ants – they do bite.

    • Hi Mike:
      I apologize in advance as this is rather unrelated to the gravesite but have you seen the booklet called “the Quakers of Kirbymoorside and District, 1652-1990” written by Mary Rowlands? She has references to a number of Stockton’s and Hartas’s including an Ann Stockton Hartas. I also have Hartas ancestors.

  2. Came across this burial ground whilst on a school camping trip in 1967 (I was 16). Still remember the tranquil atmosphere, the wind whispering through the fine trees and the carved names and initials (in the bark) which had grown and spread over the years. Wonderful place. Still hope to go back one day.

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