Ford, David Everard (1797–1875), Congregational minister and composer, was born on 13 September 1797 at Long Melford, Suffolk, where his father, David Ford, was Independent minister. After an apprenticeship in London he entered Wymondley College, London, in 1816, where Thomas Binney was a fellow student. While still a student ...
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J. M. Rigg
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Hart, Joseph (1711/12–1768), Independent minister and hymn writer, was born in London. Little is known about his early life except that his parents were Independents and that he had a classical education. He taught classics in a London school and published translations of ...
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J. C. Hadden
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Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker, was born at Sandwich, Kent, on 7 April 1729 and baptized at St Clement's, Sandwich, on 18 April, the son of Edward Shrubsole and Mary Chapman, who had married on 1 July 1726. In February 1743 he was apprenticed to ...