Barton, William (1597/8–1678), translator and hymnologist, matriculated as a sizar at Trinity College, Cambridge, in Lent 1619; he graduated BA in 1622 and proceeded MA in 1625. He was ordained priest on 21 September 1623. He is probably to be identified with the ...
A. B. Grosart
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Cumming, Barbara Theresa [name in religion Hildelith Cumming] (1909–1991), nun, printer, and musician, was born on 15 December 1909 at 61 Thurleigh Road, Battersea, the third daughter of Frederick Mann Cumming (1869–1931), a civil engineer's assistant, and his wife, Emma Georgiana Love (1868–1935)...
revised by Leon Litvack
Ellerton, John (1826–1893), hymn writer and editor of hymnals, was born on 16 December 1826 in Clerkenwell, London, the elder son of George Ellerton (1776–1844), of private means, who came from an evangelical Yorkshire family, and his wife, Jemima Frances, née Brown (1794/5–1866)...
Fellowes, Edmund Horace (1870–1951), Church of England clergyman and musical scholar, was born in Paddington, London, on 11 November 1870, the second son and fifth child of Horace Decimus Fellowes (1836–1881), assistant director of the royal army clothing depot and a member of the family of ...
Galpin, Francis William (1858–1945), Church of England clergyman, musicologist, and antiquary, was born on 25 December 1858 in Dorchester, the eldest of three children of John Galpin (1813–1883), an ironmaster, and his wife, Emily, née Hamsford (d. 1899). He is remembered for his outstanding contributions to the scholarship of musical instruments, although these were not achieved at the expense of his pastoral work. Because of his ecclesiastical title he is generally referred to in musical circles as ...
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W. A. Greenhill
revised by H. C. G. Matthew
Hull, William Winstanley (1794–1873), liturgical writer and hymnologist, born at Blackburn, Lancashire, on 15 March 1794, was the son of John Hull MD (1764–1843). After attending Manchester and Macclesfield grammar schools, he was for a time a pupil of John Dawson of Sedbergh...
R. D. Kernohan
Patrick, Millar (1868–1951), hymnologist and liturgist, was born on 28 June 1868 at Ladybank, Fife, son of James Patrick, a railway locomotive fireman, and his wife, Jessie Millar. They belonged to the United Presbyterian church, a Victorian union of Secession traditions within Scottish Presbyterianism. From ...
Rippon, John (1751–1836), Particular Baptist minister and hymnologist, was born on 29 April 1751 at Tiverton, Devon, the first of the four children of John Rippon (1730–1800), serge maker and Baptist minister, and his wife, Jane Hopkins (bap. 1728). Born into a devout Baptist family, he entered the ...
revised by L. E. Lauer
Row, Thomas (1786–1868), hymnologist and Particular Baptist minister, was educated for the Baptist ministry. He lived first at Hadleigh, Suffolk, and became known to the Particular Baptist congregations in East Anglia as a travelling preacher. In 1833 he settled as minister of the Baptist church at ...
G. C. Boase
revised by Megan A. Stephan
Sedgwick, Daniel (1814–1879), hymnologist, was born on 26 November 1814 in Leadenhall Street, London, the son of William Sedgwick and his wife, Frances. He was baptized at St Katharine Cree, London, on 25 December 1814. After serving an apprenticeship, he became a shoemaker. In 1839 he married, and joined the Strict Baptist congregation at ...
Stevenson, George John (1818–1888), hymnologist and historian, was born at Prince's Yard, Chesterfield, on 7 July 1818, the son of John George Stevenson (1792–1866) and his wife, Jane Aldred, both Methodists. Educated at Duttoris grammar school, Chesterfield, he became an active Methodist in 1831, while an apprentice printer. Over the next dozen years, he practised his trade in ...