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Eccles, Solomon (1617?–1682), musician and Quaker missionary, was probably baptized on 14 September 1617 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the son of Solomon Eccles. His father was a musician, but little else is known of Eccles's early life. He appears to have lived at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Fowler, Henry (1779–1838), hymn writer, was born at Yealmpton, Devon, on 11 December 1779, and was apprenticed before he was twelve to a ‘Mr E of Dartmouth’. He remained reticent in his autobiography about his early life, but recalled the 'carnal vigour' and 'increasing folly' (in which he included country dancing) of his youth, until he was converted by the zeal of a poor shoemaker. He began to preach occasionally in Independent meeting-houses in ...

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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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Jones, Dafydd (1711–1777), hymn writer, was the son of Daniel John, a drover of Cwm Gogerddan, in the parish of Caeo, Carmarthenshire, where he was born early in 1711. A farmer and drover like his father, he lived in his native parish until ...

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Scott [married names Williams, Smith], Elizabeth (1707/8–1776), hymn writer, was born at Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the daughter of Thomas Scott (1679/80–1746), Independent minister, and his wife. Joseph Nicoll Scott (1702/3–1769) and Thomas Scott (1705–1775) were her brothers. In 1709 the family moved to ...

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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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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 ...

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J. E. Lloyd

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Williams, Thomas (1760–1844), hymn writer, son of Richard and Margaret Williams, was born at Trerhedyn, in the parish of Pendeulwyn, Glamorgan. At a very early age he joined the Calvinistic Methodist society which met in the district. On 10 July 1790 he married ...