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Armstrong [née Cobbe], Lucie (1851–1907), musician and writer on etiquette, was the daughter of Major Charles Henry Cobbe and granddaughter of General George Cobbe (b. 1782), who was descended on the paternal side from Charles Cobbe (1687–1765), archbishop of Dublin (1742–3). She was the second cousin of ...

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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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C. W. Sutton

revised by Clare Cotugno

Crewdson [née Fox], Jane (1808–1863), poet and hymn writer, was born at Perran-ar-worthal, Cornwall, on 22 October 1808, the second of three daughters of George Fox, manager of a local iron foundry; his cousin was the scientific writer Charles Fox (1797–1878). In 1825 the family moved 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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Griffiths [née Thomas], Ann (bap. 1776, d. 1805), hymn writer in Welsh, born at a farmhouse called Dolwar-fach in the parish of Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire, the fourth of the five children of John Evan Thomas (1736–1804), a tenant farmer, and his wife, Jane, ...

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Havergal, Frances Ridley [pseuds. Sabrina, Zoide] (1836–1879), poet and hymn writer, the youngest of the six children of William Henry Havergal (1793–1870), Church of England clergyman and composer, and his first wife, Jane Head (d. 1848), was born on 14 December 1836 at her father's rectory at ...

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James Montgomery (1771–1854) by Charles Turner, pubd 1819 (after John Raphael Smith) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Montgomery, James (1771–1854), hymn writer and poet, was born on 4 November 1771 in Irvine, Ayrshire, the second of the four children of John Montgomery (1734–1791), and his wife, Mary, née Blackley (d. 1790). His family, originally from Scotland, had been settled for several generations in ...

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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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W. B. Lowther

revised by Rosemary Mitchell

Peters [née Bowly], Mary (1813–1856), hymn writer, was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on 17 April 1813, the daughter of Richard Bowly and his wife, Mary. According to the Dictionary of National Biography and John Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology, while very young she married ...

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Saffery, Maria Grace (bap. 1772?, d. 1858), hymn writer and poet, was probably the child baptized on 30 November 1772 at Greenham, near Newbury, Berkshire, the daughter of James Andrews and his wife, Mary, according to the IGI; however, the Dictionary of National Biography...

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Scott, Thomas (1705–1775), poet and hymn writer, was the younger son of Thomas Scott (1679/80–1746), Independent minister at Norwich (previously at Hitchin). Daniel Scott (1694–1759) was his uncle, Joseph Nicoll Scott (1702/3–1769) his brother, and Elizabeth Scott (1707/8–1776) his sister. He was born at ...

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Steele, Anne (1717–1778), hymn writer and poet, daughter of William Steele (1689–1769), timber merchant and Baptist pastor, was born at Broughton, Hampshire. In 1769 the family moved from the village to Broughton House nearby. The view from the terrace walk in the garden is said to have inspired her poem ...

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William, Dafydd (c. 1720–1794), Welsh-language hymn writer, was born in the parish of Llanedi, Carmarthenshire. He moved during his early years to Llandeilo Tal-y-bont, Glamorgan, going on in 1774 to Basaleg, Monmouthshire, and finally in 1777 to Llanbedr-y-fro (Peterston-super-Ely) in the Vale of Glamorgan...

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Williams, Robert [pseud. Robert ap Gwilym Ddu] (1766–1850), poet and hymn writer, only child of William Williams and Jane Parry, was born at Betws Fawr, a farm in the parish of Llanystumdwy, Caernarvonshire on 6 December 1766. He had some education locally but his mentors were the local poets of the area. His father was a substantial farmer and freeholder, and ...

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George Stronach

revised by S. R. J. Baudry

Young, Andrew (1807–1889), hymn writer and poet, was born in Edinburgh on 23 April 1807, the second son of David Young, an Edinburgh teacher, and his wife, Margaret Merrilees. He had a brilliant career in the arts and theological classes at Edinburgh University...