Rev Dr Henry William Coulthurst


The Latin epitaph for Rev Dr Henry William Coulthurst in Halifax Parish Church

Christ is Alpha and Omega
Henry William Coulthurst DD
Descended from an ancient and respectable family in Craven
formerly scholar of St John's College Cambridge
afterwards fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge.
As tutor in his college
as moderator in the public schools
he acquired among his contemporaries no common celebrity.
For 27 years, he was a most vigilant
Vicar of this Church.
His discourses assiduously delivered not from this pulpit only,
but in the several chapels of this extensive parish,
were simple and persuasive.
As a magistrate, he was the dispenser of equity and justice,
without superciliousness of prepossession.
In social intercourse, pleasant, facetious, elegant,
yet ever with a view to edification.
As a servant to Christ, in words, in actions, in heart,
devoted to his Lord.
Though temperate in diet, abstinent in wine,
he was removed by a stroke of apoplexy,
sudden indeed,
but to a soul holy, tranquil and heaven-aspiring, not untimely,
on the 11th day of December, AD 1817, in the 65th
year of his age.
To Him, revered in life, in death lamented,
his Halifax parishioners
raised by public subscription
This Memorial

Henry William Coulthurst, D.D., Vicar of Halifax
died December 11th 1817,
Æ. 64
Sarah, his wife, died
November 15th 1825,
Æ. 70

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

© Malcolm Bull 2022
Revised 18:26 / 19th December 2022 / 3889

Page Ref: PH837

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