Memorial to Rev Dr George Legh

Halifax Parish Church

Memorial to Rev Dr George Legh in Halifax Parish Church

Inscription for Rev Dr George Legh and 2 of his wives, on what Crabtree describes as

an ill-executed monument

in the Chancel of Halifax Parish Church

Near this Place
in the same Vault, are deposited the remains of the Revd George Legh,
and his 2 beloved wives FRANCIS & ELIZABETH, to whose joint
Memory this monument is erected; he was the Vicar of this Parish of Halifax
above forty four years: during which Time he interested himself with
laudable Zeal in the cause of religious Liberty & Sincerity, being the
last Survivor of those worthy Men who distinguishd themselves by
their opposition to Ecclesiastical Tyranny. He defended the Rights of
Mankind, in that memorable Hoadlian Controversy.
The Bible he considerd as the only standard of Faith & practice, to the
poor & distressd & Public Charitys, he was a generous Benefactor, by his
Will orderd Bibles to be given for the benefit of the poor,
he did honor to his Profession as a Clergyman & christian,
esteemd when liveing, in death lamented,
he died composd on the 6th of Decembr, 1775,
in the 82d year of his age;
his wife FRANCIS died Decembr 9th, 1749,
ELIZABETH Febry 8th 1765
This Monument was restored from much dilapidation
and decay by MRS STANSFELD
of New Cross, near Deptford, Kent
Decr 1829

Note that Frances is spelled incorrectly

This image is taken from The Monumental & Other Inscriptions in Halifax Parish Church,

© Malcolm Bull 2020
Revised 17:19 /15th September 2020 / 4526

Page Ref: PH3158

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