Tuesday, January 13

James Whiteside

This memorial recalls the death of James Whiteside, a benefactor of the Cathedral who died on this day in 1861. He gave £2000 in memory of his brother John, and a further £1200 as his own donation. He also left £1000 to St Peter's in his will. As the total cost of building the church was in the region of £13,000 he was indeed a welcome benefactor! The image here is part of a larger memorial on the wall of the Whiteside Chantry, a small chapel on the south side of the nave, close to the sanctuary. The Whitesides were a prominent local family who will appear a few times as the year rolls on.