Parson [née Rooker], Elizabeth
- J. C. Hadden
- , revised by Rosemary Mitchell
Parson [née Rooker], Elizabeth (1812–1873), hymn writer, daughter of William Rooker (1772–1852), Congregational minister of Tavistock, Devon, and his wife, Elizabeth Angas of Bridport, was born at Tavistock on 5 June 1812. From 1840 to 1844 she conducted a class for young people in her father's chapel, and for them she wrote several hymns, which came into use in a number of collections, which included the Baptist ...