Halifax Parish Church
Near this place are deposited the Remains of MARY, the Wife of THOS SAYER of Halifax, Gentleman, and Coheiress of WILLM COCKCROFT, of Mayroyd Esq. She died the 12th of May 1779, Aged 36 Years. This Monument is erected to her Memory by an Affectionate and Afflicted Husband As a respectful token of his Esteem for those Virtues which adorned her Heart and endeared her to Him and to all who had the happiness of an Acquaintance with her. Ask not, pensive Reader, a recital of those Virtues which her Humility wished to conceal : This silent Marble refers thee for information To the tears and cries of the Sick and Needy who lost in Her a sympathetic Attendant on their distress and a generous Reliever of their Wants, And to the regret of that Concourse of every Age and Rank who paid an honourable and voluntary Tribute to her Merit by accompanying her Remains to their Interment. If Her amiable Example excite thy Imitation forget not to adopt her noblest Praise by fulfilling every duty of Nature and Society from a principle of Affection and Gratitude to GOD, the Friend, the Parent, the Redeemer of Mankind. THOMAS SAYER, Gent:, Ob: 12 May 1781. Ætat. 44.
A separate brass plate records:
MARY the Wife of THOMAS SAYER Died May 12th 1779. Aged 36 years
This image is taken from The Monumental & Other Inscriptions in Halifax Parish Church,
Revised 21:59 /19th September 2019 / ph9501 / 5334
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