Born: December 3, 1799, Douglas, Isle of Man.
Died: October 8, 1865, Pendleton, Lancashire, England.
Buried: Christ Church, Salford (near Manchester), England.
Hugh was the son of the rector of Ballaugh, Isle of Man.
He was educated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (BA 1822, MA 1826).
He was ordained in the Anglican church in 1823, and was curate at Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire; Holy Trinity, Huddersfield; and St. Stephen’s, Salford. In 1831, he became rector at Christ Church, Salford.
He was appointed Honorable Canon in Chester Cathedral, 1845; chaplain to the Bishop of Manchester in 1851, and Rural Dean of Eccles.
My Saviour! in Thine arms I place
This silent suppliant for Thy grace;
Suasive, though voiceless, is her prayer—
Her weakness supplicates Thy care.
Thy bounteous love has made her mine.
Lord! I would have her wholly Thine—
A precious, but a sacred loan—
I dare not call the gem my own—
Accept it, Lord! enough for me,
In life, in death, secure with Thee!
The Pleasures of Religion
and Other Poems, 1832