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J. C. Hadden

revised by Bonnie Shannon McMullen

Cousin [née Cundell], Anne Ross (1824–1906), poet and hymn writer, only child of David Ross Cundell, an assistant surgeon of the 33rd regiment at Waterloo, and his wife, Ann, was born in Hull on 27 April 1824. Her family moved soon after to ...

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C. W. Sutton

revised by Clare Cotugno

Crewdson [née Fox], Jane (1808–1863), poet and hymn writer, was born at Perran-ar-worthal, Cornwall, on 22 October 1808, the second of three daughters of George Fox, manager of a local iron foundry; his cousin was the scientific writer Charles Fox (1797–1878). In 1825 the family moved to ...

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Havergal, Frances Ridley [pseuds. Sabrina, Zoide] (1836–1879), poet and hymn writer, the youngest of the six children of William Henry Havergal (1793–1870), Church of England clergyman and composer, and his first wife, Jane Head (d. 1848), was born on 14 December 1836 at her father's rectory at ...

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W. B. Lowther

revised by Rosemary Mitchell

Peters [née Bowly], Mary (1813–1856), hymn writer, was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on 17 April 1813, the daughter of Richard Bowly and his wife, Mary. According to the Dictionary of National Biography and John Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology, while very young she married ...

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Rowe [née Singer], Elizabeth (1674–1737), poet and devotional writer, was born on 11 September 1674 at Ilchester, Somerset, the eldest of the three daughters of Walter Singer (d. 1719) and his wife, Elizabeth Portnell. Her father had been a nonconformist minister, and during the reign of ...

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Saffery, Maria Grace (bap. 1772?, d. 1858), hymn writer and poet, was probably the child baptized on 30 November 1772 at Greenham, near Newbury, Berkshire, the daughter of James Andrews and his wife, Mary, according to the IGI; however, the Dictionary of National Biography...

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Skene [née Gillespie], Lilias [Lillias Skein] (1626/7–1697), Quaker preacher and poet, was the daughter of John Gillespie (d. 1627 or c.1647), minister of Kirkcaldy; according to conflicting accounts, her father died either around the time of her birth or shortly after her marriage. Her mother was ...

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Steele, Anne (1717–1778), hymn writer and poet, daughter of William Steele (1689–1769), timber merchant and Baptist pastor, was born at Broughton, Hampshire. In 1769 the family moved from the village to Broughton House nearby. The view from the terrace walk in the garden is said to have inspired her poem ...