1803, probably in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.
De Courcy was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Having received Deacon’s Orders, he became Curate to Walter Shirley in 1767.
However, his theology being obnoxious to Dr. Smythe, Archbishop of Dublin, he was refused Priest’s Orders and prevented from preaching.
These circumstances led to his being invited by Lady Huntingdon to England, and his joining her band of preachers. After some time, through Lady Huntingdon’s influence, he received Priest’s Orders from the Bishop of Lichfield.
In 1770 he became Curate of Shawbury, Shropshire, and in 1774 Vicar of St. Alkmond’s, Shrewsbury (where he stayed the rest his life).
His theological views, work, and other matters concerning him, are dwelt upon with some detail in the Life and Times of the Countess of Huntingdon, 1839.
De Courcy’s works include:
The hymns in De Courcy’s Collection were all published anonymously. Some have been traced to earlier hymn books; others include: