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Monday , March 30 , 181 a , died , at Hacktief , Vhere she had resided for some time © ti account of her health , Mrs . SUSANNAH TITFORD , wife of Mr . William fitford , in the 67 th year of her age . She was interred at Worship Street ; and t > n Sunday , April i « , the Rev . J . Evans preached her funeral sermon to a crowded house , from a passage left hy the deceased for the purpose , Psalm xxiii . 6 . purely goodness and mercy , &c . Mr . E . dpncluded his sermon in the following
manner : — " -Mrs . S . Titfbrd was born about the year i 746 . The time of her birth is ascertained ? by a singular traditionary circumstance , which has been handed down in the family . She was a child at the breast when her mother ran ,
with others , to behold the Duke of Cumberland marching with his army trrrough Shoreditch , to meet the rebels in Scotlarid , and this was done with every circumstance of military pomp , to revive the drooping spirits of our countrymen .
1 / his was a particularly important event , as his defeat of the Pretender ' s troops at Oulloden put an end to the rebellion , Which had raged near a twelvemonth , and finally established the present Brunswick family oh the throne of these realms . Mrs . T . was brought up religiously , and , at an early period of life , became attached to the venerable John
Wesley and his numerous followers . She continued in connection with this society to h 6 t dying day . 'Upon her marriage to a member , £ nd , for some years past , a deacon ^ of this church , she attended , occasionally at least , with her husband •/ but for these last twenty
years , she has constantly joined with us in the serviced of religious worship . She had been long declining in her health : indeed ever since I had the pleasure of knowing her . Her constitution was Broken , and she continued to live by a rniriutc attention to those means whkh mire most favourable to human existence .
LajLterly , the springs of life were suddenly relaxed and her end rapidly approached , but that end was peace ! Sometimes she expressed an impatience to begone : the last time I ever saw her , I reminded hei of the dying declaration # f the great and good Dr . Isaac Watts to his inquiring ajod anxious firiends —•
« I am waiting God ' s leave to die !* After much suffering , she was at length released , without a struggle or a groan . How much ought we to extol the religion of Christ , in thus inspiring a hope full of immortality . And 1 wish to impress upon your minds , that the purity of her life and the peaceableness of her last
moments were the result of our common Christianity . Infideli y ha » no such triumphs . But some will tell you , that you must believe certain articles of faith , else you are out of the pale of the Church , and can on no account whatever be the subject of salvation . Every man of sense , however , must perceive , that the salvation
of the New Testament is applicable to all the human race who , by faith and repentance sre disposed to partake of it . There is nothing in the perfections of the Supreme Being , nothing in the mission and offices of Jesus Christ , nothing in the ordinary means of grace and in the modes of religious worship to preclude the final happiness of the great mass of mankind . Of the deceased . I
shall only add , that her seriousness , her love of reading the scriptures , her regard to public worship , her liberality towards persons of different reli g ious sentiments , her resignation to the will of God amidst her manifold sufferings , and above all , her hope of a better worldthese were the glory and the ornament of her Christian profession . She was
pious without moroseness > she venerated the scriptures , but put a reasonable interpretation upon them ; she wat regular in her attendance upon public worship , without a superstitious attachment to it ; she was liberal towards individuals of opposite sentiments without a criminal ind ifference towards her own ; submissive to the will of heaven in alfr
things , she , without any unmeaning triumph or affected raptures , proved heraelf a rational and steady expectant of at blessed immortality . *• T
Died , May 31 st , 1912 , WILLIAM KINGSFORD , Esq . of Barton Mills , near Canterbury , aged 63 . He was at zealous Unitarian General Baptist , welt known by a numerous and respectablecircle e £ friend * By hi * death die Bap-
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1812, page 401, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1749/page/57/