Memorials to Rev Samuel Knight

Halifax Parish Church



Memorials to Rev Samuel Knight in Halifax Parish Church

Epitaph on a marble monument in the north aisle of the Chancel


TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVEREND SAMUEL KNIGHT, M.A.
FORMERLY FELLOW OF
MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE;
THE FIRST INCUMBENT OF TRINITY CHURCH
IN THIS TOWN,
AND AFTERWARDS VICAR OF THIS PARISH.
   
HE WAS A MAN
ENDOWED WITH A VIGOROUS AND PENETRATING MIND;
AND WAS INTIMATELY CONVERSANT WITH
THE VARIOUS BRANCHES OF SCIENCE AND LITERATURE,
BUT WHAT THINGS WERE GAIN TO HIM,
THOSE HE COUNTED LOSS FOR CHRIST.
THE GOSPEL WAS THAT IN WHICH ALONE HE GLORIED;
ITS PRECIOUS TRUTHS HE PREACHED
WITH FIDELITY AND AFFECTION
ITS HOLY PRECEPTS HE EXEMPLIFIED
IN HIS LIFE AND CONDUCT;
AND
ITS EVERLASTING CONSOLATIONS HE REALIZED
IN THE SOLEMN PROSPECT OF ETERNITY.
   
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 7TH, 1827,
IN THE 68TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND LIED INTERRED IN THIS CHANCEL
   
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED WITH FEELINGS OF
AFFECTIONATE REGARD BY HIS SURVIVING WIDOW

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

Epitaph


Samuel Knight, M.A.,
the first incumbent of
Trinity Church
in this Town,
and afterwards
Vicar of this Parish,
entered in Rest
January 7th 1827,
aged 67 years
   
The memory of the just is blessed
   
Frances Knight,
relict of the above
Samuel Knight,
died February 20th 1832,
aged 65 years
   
Pleasant in life; in death not divided



© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 09:09 /23rd September 2018 / ph3159 / 5558

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