The Friends of St. Peter's Berkhamsted

Friends of St Peter's, Great Berkhamsted

Henry John (1804 – 1889) and Elizabeth (1804 – 1888)

Grave Number 64

Death of Ex-Superintendent Coulter

We regret to announce the death of ex-Supt. Henry John Coulter, which took place on Sunday morning, at his residence, High-Street, at the age of 84. Mr. Coulter was a well-known and remarkable personage, and was in the enjoyment of his usual health until the previous Tuesday, when he attended Miss Timson’s wedding. His tall figure was also conspicuous at the morning service at the Parish Church on Christmas-day. Only last year his wife died, which was a sore trial for him; they were married at the age of twenty, and lived sixty-three years together. Mr. Coulter was nearly all his life in the police force, first in London, then at Tring (where he was highly appreciated), Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, and Berkhampstead, where he was superannuated about eighteen years since. On the formation of the School Board here Mr Coulter was appointed School Board-officer, an office he held for several years. He was a man of religious character, and attended the Wesleyan chapel. It was an interesting sight to see him on a Sunday walking arm-in-arm to chapel with an aged neighbour, who is blind. The deceased was universally respected for his genuine qualities and consistent life. The funeral took place in the cemetery on Wednesday, the rev. H. Johnson conducting the service. Deceased was followed to his grave by his three sons, and by Mr. and Mrs Geary Andrews and a number of friends, including Mr D. Lee Ginger, Mr Collins, Mr. D. Prudames, Mr G. Sumner, Mr. Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Roper, Mr. and Mrs. Channer, Misses Sills, Mr. and Mrs. G. Day, and also several Wesleyan friends. The service at the grave side included the singing of the hymn, “Lead me to the rock”, &c. As a mark of respect, the funeral procession was led by Inspector Parish and four police officers, and a large number of spectators attended.

Bucks Herald 12th January 1889

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