Memorial to John Simpson & Family

Coley Parish Church



Memorial to John Simpson & family at Coley Parish Church

Inscription


In Memory of Mary the Wife of John  Simpson Junr of Hipperholme
who died April 17th, in the 29th Year of her age.
     
HERE rests a Woman, good without pretence,
Blest with plain reason, blest with sober sense;
On Heav'n and Heav'nly things, her mind intent,
On good and pious works, was chiefly bent;
Passion and pride were to her soul unknown;
Convinc'd that virtue only is our own;
Two infant Children, once the pleasing tie,
Of Matrimonial contract, near her lie,
To these dear shades, this monument we raise;
Their memory to perpetuate and to praise;
These rites dear shades, this monument receive,
Tis all a Husband, Father, Friend can give;
In Peace sleep out the Sabbath of the Tomb,
and wake to raptures in a Life to come
     
And of the said John  Simpson, who died Octr 8th 1768, aged 41.

[Taken in September 2011]



© Malcolm Bull 2021
Revised 13:13 / 18th May 2021 / 3260

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