was son of Mr. William Lodge of Leeds, merchant, by Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. John Sykes, eldest son of Richard Sykes, Esq., one of the first aldermen of that town [then newly made a corporation by Charles I.], 3 where our artist was born, July 4, 1649, and inherited an estate of 300l. a year. From school he was sent to Jesus-college, Cambridge, and thence to Lincoln's-inn; but more pleasure- able studies suiting his genius, he attended Thomas, Lord Bellasis, afterwards Viscount Falconberg, in his embassy to____________________
"L. Julius Maximus
— Alæ Sar. Conjux
Et Filio Patris pientis
simo et Soceræ tena
cissimæ Memoriæ, p."
Thus Englished by Dr. Leigh, book iii. p. 5:—
"Julius Maximus and Alæ a Sarmatian, wife to her incomparable husband, erects this to perpetuate the memory of Simo, the son of a pious father and his father in law."