Memorial to John Simpson & Family

Coley Parish Church

Memorial to John Simpson & family at Coley Parish Church


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 2022
Revised 16:13 / 19th December 2022 / 3260

Page Ref: PH2488

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