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A. B. Grosart

revised by D. K. Money

Barton, William (1597/8–1678), translator and hymnologist, matriculated as a sizar at Trinity College, Cambridge, in Lent 1619; he graduated BA in 1622 and proceeded MA in 1625. He was ordained priest on 21 September 1623. He is probably to be identified with the ...

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W. A. Greenhill

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Hull, William Winstanley (1794–1873), liturgical writer and hymnologist, born at Blackburn, Lancashire, on 15 March 1794, was the son of John Hull MD (1764–1843). After attending Manchester and Macclesfield grammar schools, he was for a time a pupil of John Dawson of Sedbergh...

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Julian, John (1839–1913), Church of England clergyman and hymnologist, was born in Mithian, near St Agnes, Cornwall, on 27 January 1839, the eldest son of Thomas Julian, miner (later civil engineer), and his wife, Ann, née Ensor. He was educated privately and entered ...

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Patrick, Millar (1868–1951), hymnologist and liturgist, was born on 28 June 1868 at Ladybank, Fife, son of James Patrick, a railway locomotive fireman, and his wife, Jessie Millar. They belonged to the United Presbyterian church, a Victorian union of Secession traditions within Scottish Presbyterianism. From ...

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Rippon, John (1751–1836), Particular Baptist minister and hymnologist, was born on 29 April 1751 at Tiverton, Devon, the first of the four children of John Rippon (1730–1800), serge maker and Baptist minister, and his wife, Jane Hopkins (bap. 1728). Born into a devout Baptist family, he entered the ...

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Charlotte Fell-Smith

revised by L. E. Lauer

Row, Thomas (1786–1868), hymnologist and Particular Baptist minister, was educated for the Baptist ministry. He lived first at Hadleigh, Suffolk, and became known to the Particular Baptist congregations in East Anglia as a travelling preacher. In 1833 he settled as minister of the Baptist church at ...

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G. C. Boase

revised by Megan A. Stephan

Sedgwick, Daniel (1814–1879), hymnologist, was born on 26 November 1814 in Leadenhall Street, London, the son of William Sedgwick and his wife, Frances. He was baptized at St Katharine Cree, London, on 25 December 1814. After serving an apprenticeship, he became a shoemaker. In 1839 he married, and joined the Strict Baptist congregation at ...

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Stevenson, George John (1818–1888), hymnologist and historian, was born at Prince's Yard, Chesterfield, on 7 July 1818, the son of John George Stevenson (1792–1866) and his wife, Jane Aldred, both Methodists. Educated at Duttoris grammar school, Chesterfield, he became an active Methodist in 1831, while an apprentice printer. Over the next dozen years, he practised his trade in ...