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Horatius Bonar (1808–1889) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bonar, Horatius (1808–1889), Free Church of Scotland minister and hymn writer, was born at Edinburgh on 19 December 1808. He was the sixth son of James Bonar, the second solicitor of excise at Edinburgh, and his wife, Marjory Maitland (d. 1854), the daughter of ...

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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...

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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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T. W. Bayne

revised by Douglas Brown

Dougall, Neil (1776–1862), poet and hymn writer, was born on 9 December 1776 at Greenock, the son of Neil Dougald and his wife, Jean Moir. His father was a joiner and sailor, who was pressed into the naval service and died in Ceylon...

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Malcom [Malcolm], Andrew George (1782–1823), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster and hymn writer, was born at Hill Hall House, co. Down, on 15 September 1782. He was the second son of James Malcolm (d. 3 Oct 1805), who was ordained minister of ...

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W. F. Gray

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Matheson, George (1842–1906), theologian and hymn writer, known as ‘the Blind Preacher’, born at 39 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow, on 27 March 1842, was the eldest son in the family of five sons and three daughters of George Matheson, a prosperous Glasgow merchant. His mother, ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by M. J. Mercer

Moore, Henry (1732–1802), Presbyterian minister and hymn writer, son of Henry Moore (d. 1762), minister of Treville Street Presbyterian congregation, Plymouth, was born at Plymouth on 30 March 1732; his mother was the daughter of William Bellew of Stockleigh Court, Devon. He received his rudimentary education from his father, after which he attended the grammar school in ...

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J. C. Hadden

revised by S. R. J. Baudry

Morison, John (1750–1798), hymn writer, was born at Cairnie, Aberdeenshire, in June 1750. Educated at King's College, Aberdeen, he spent some years as a private tutor, first at Dunnet, Caithness, and afterwards at Banniskirk. He graduated MA in 1771, was schoolmaster at Thurso...

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T. W. Bayne

revised by Lesley Orr Macdonald

Simpson [née Bell], Jane Cross (1811–1886), hymn writer, daughter of James Bell, advocate (d. 1826), and his wife, Janet (1780–1855), daughter of the Revd James Hamilton of Cathcart parish church, Glasgow, was born in Glasgow on 12 November 1811. Educated by her father, she studied the classics as well as those subjects which were conventionally considered appropriate for middle-class girls of the time. In her youth she travelled extensively in ...

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Charlotte Fell-Smith

revised by M. Clare Loughlin-Chow

Taylor, John (1750–1826), hymn writer, was born at Norwich on 30 July 1750, the second son of the eight children of Richard Taylor (d. 1762), a manufacturer, of Colegate, Norwich, and was grandson of John Taylor (1694–1761). His mother was Margaret (...