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Baring-Gould, Sabine

Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1924 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Clergymen, Novelists

1834 – Sabine Baring-Gould was born 28th of January in Exeter.

His education at The King’s School, Warwick lasted just a few months.

1846 – He caught whooping cough and was ordered to go abroad for the sake of his health.

1868 – Sabine married Grace Taylor.

1871 – Sabine Baring-Gould was installed as the rector of East Mersea in Essex.

1889-1891 – His first book of songs, Songs of the West, was published for the mass market.

1905 – Baring-Gould produced a second collection called A Garland of Country Songs.

1907 – With the collector Cecil Sharp produced English Folk Songs for Schools.

1881 – Sabine Baring-Gould installed himself at Lew Trenchard as both Squire and Parson.

         – He did a great deal of work restoring St. Peter’s Church, Lew Trenchard and his home Lew Trenchard


1864 – He wrote the hymns ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ and ‘Now the Day is over’.

1866-1868 – One of his most enduringly popular works was Curious Myths of the middle Ages, published in two


Sabine Baring-Gould’s greatest achievements were the collection of local folk songs.

1924 – Sabine Baring-Gould died in shortly before his 90th birthday at Lew Trenchard.