Baring-Gould, Sabine

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Born: Jan 28, 1834 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 89 years of age.

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

Manor.

 

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

parts.

 

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.

 

 

 

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