Memorial to Joshua Dunn & Family

Halifax Parish Church



Memorial to Joshua Dunn & family at Halifax Parish Church

Inscription for Joshua Dunn on a brass plate in the south arcade of the nave at Halifax Parish Church


Here lyeth ye body of Elizabeth
ye wife of Ioshua Dun, of Hali-
fax, who was buried Novem 
ber ye 24th 1680. Also Ioshua Dun
her Husband. Died Aug: 7th 1715. Aged 80

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

Inscription for Joshua Dunn on the south wall of Halifax Parish Church

Near this place lie the remains of Joshua Dun, son of Joshua and Mary Dun, of Halifax, student of Christ College, shedding a lustre on it and the University while he lived in Cambridge, and at his death deservedly lamented; In the flower of his age, he was endowed with those qualities which render a character truly respectable. Though born with a propensity for universal literature, he excelled chiefly in the healing art; in which he made so amazing a progress as to become very skilful in that faculty. To sum up all, he seemed born to relieve the distresses of his fellow creatures, had not divine wisdom thought fit to release so great a man from the ties of mortality at so early a period.
Being taken with small-pox, after an illness of 12 days, he finished life on the 13th September 1709, aged 25, with a character hardly to be equalled by posterity.
Near his grave rests his Father, Joshua Dun, who died August 17th 1715, aged 80;
as also his mother Mary Dun, who died April 5th 1729 aged 87

Translation provided by Lesley Abernethy

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

Inscription


Here resteth the body of Mr Thomas Snedall of Halifax
who departed this life December 18th 1619
and also Anne Snedall,
his wife, was bvried
Ivne 29, 1638 Iames
Holland was bvried
November 25, 1651
and Grace, his wife,
was bvried December
26th 1670
   
And also Joshua, sonne of
Joshua Dun, was buried under
this stone February 23rd 1675.

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



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