1753–1831

Introduction

Born: March 8, 1753, Li­ver­pool, Eng­land.

Died: June 30, 1831, Li­ver­pool, Eng­land.

Buried: Ros­coe Gar­dens, Mount Plea­sant, Li­ver­pool, Eng­land.

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Biography

William was the hus­band of Jane Grif­fies, and fa­ther of Jane Ros­coe Horn­blow­er.

Though he had lit­tle school­ing, he worked for an at­tor­ney and sub­se­quent­ly prac­ticed law in Li­ver­pool un­til 1796.

He then turned to his first love, li­ter­a­ture. He was a strong an­ti-sla­ve­ry ad­vo­cate, and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment from Li­ver­pool in 1807.

Works

He con­trib­ut­ed eight hymns and the con­clud­ing an­them to the Un­i­tar­i­an Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Wor­ship, 1818.

His other works include:

Sources

Lyrics