Beddome, Benjamin (1717–1795), Particular Baptist minister and hymn writer, the son of John Beddome (d. 1757), Baptist minister, and Rachel Brandon, was born at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, on 23 January 1717. He was baptized in 1739 at the Baptist church at ...
W. B. Lowther
revised by Karen E. Smith
J. H. Thorpe
revised by Ken R. Manley
Burnham, Richard (bap. 1749, d. 1810), Particular Baptist minister and hymnodist, son of William and Ann Burnham, was baptized at the parish church, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on 22 April 1749. Burnham later embraced Baptist views and joined the Particular Baptist church at Reading...
Medley, Samuel (1738–1799), Particular Baptist minister and hymn writer, was born at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, on 23 June 1738, the second son of Guy Medley (d. 1760), tutor, and Elizabeth, the youngest daughter of William Tonge, schoolmaster in Enfield, Middlesex. His grandfather, Samuel Medley...
E. I. Carlyle
revised by J. H. Y. Briggs
Swain, Joseph (1761–1796), Baptist minister and hymn writer, was born in Birmingham. Early left an orphan, he was apprenticed to an engraver of that town at a young age. He served the latter part of his apprenticeship in London with his brother. In 1782 he came under conviction of sin, and on 11 May 1783 he was baptized by ...