Jan­u­a­ry 31, 1798, Fal­mouth, Corn­wall.

March 7, 1863, Tru­ro, Corn­wall.

St. Keyne Church­yard, Kenwyn, Corn­wall.


Edward mar­ried twice: to Sar­ah At­kin­son and Char­lotte Su­san­ah Free.

He be­gan his ca­reer as a phy­si­cian at Guy’s Hos­pi­tal in Lon­don, and the Swan­sea In­fir­ma­ry (1819–36).

However, he quick­ly mi­grat­ed to the li­ter­a­ry field. For some time he was as­so­ci­at­ed with the So­ci­e­ty for Pro­mot­ing Chris­tian Know­ledge, in both Lon­don and Bath. In 1841, he be­came ed­it­or of the Roy­al Corn­wall Ga­zette, and moved to Tru­ro.

His works in­clude:

  1. Father, Whose Love and Truth Ful­fill
  2. Glory to God! With Joy­ful Ad­o­ra­tion
  3. Great God, o’er Earth and Hea­ven Su­preme
  4. Great God of Hosts, Our Ears Have Heard
  5. I Hold the Sac­red Book of God
  6. Jehovah Hath Spok­en, the Na­tions Shall Hear
  7. Lord, May the In­ward Grace Abound
  8. Lord of the Church, We Hum­bly Pray
  9. May We Thy Pre­cepts, Lord, Ful­fill
  10. Mighty Sav­ior, Gra­cious King
  11. O God, the Help of All Thy Saints
  12. O God, Un­seen Yet Ev­er Near
  13. O Savior, Who Didst Come
  14. O Thou, the Lord and Life of Those
  15. Praise the Lord: Ye Hea­vens, Adore Him
  16. Savior, Whose Love Could Stoop to Death
  17. See, Lord, Be­fore Thy Mer­cy Seat
  18. Set in a High and Fa­vored Place
  19. Wake from the Dead, New Life Be­gin
  20. With Trem­bling Awe We Come

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