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Borthwick, Jane Laurie (1813–1897), hymn writer and translator, was born on 9 April 1813 in Edinburgh, the first daughter of James Borthwick, insurance manager of the North British Insurance Office, and his wife, Sarah Finlay, both staunch members of the Free Church of Scotland...


Catherine Winkworth (1827–1878) by J. Fisher © National Portrait Gallery, London


Winkworth, Catherine (1827–1878), translator of hymns, was born at 20 Ely Place, Holborn, London, on 13 September 1827, the fourth of the seven children of Henry Winkworth (1792/3–1869) and Susanna Dickenson (d. 1841), both of evangelical backgrounds. Her father was a silk merchant, whose business took the family to ...