Person Male Born 17/7/1674 Died 25/11/1748
Hymn-writer, poet, theologian and logician. Born Southampton. As a non-conformist he could not go to Oxford or Cambridge so went to the Stoke Newington Dissenting Academy and stayed connected to Stoke Newington for the rest of his life. Lived much of his life in rich people's houses as a private tutor to their children, or simply a family friend (reminds us of Samuel Johnson). Stayed at Abney House from 1734 until his death there in 1748. Buried in Bunhill burial ground. "O, God, our help in ages past" that was his.