1812-1891
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May 1, 1812, Wells, Somerset, England.

May 12, 1891, Latton, Wiltshire, England.

Beadon was educated at Eton and St. John’s College, Cambridge (BA 1835, MA 1839). Taking Holy Orders in 1836, he became Vicar of Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset (1837); Vicar of Latton, Wiltshire (1838); Honorary Canon of Bristol; and Rural Dean.

One anecdote tells that Beadon was invited by the vicar of nearby Down Ampney, Arthur Vaughan Will­iams, to baptize his infant son Ralph. During the ceremony, Beadon dropped the child, but Mrs. Vaughan Williams grabbed the skirts of his christening robe, saving the future composer. There is no record of Bea­don baptizing any more Down Ampney babies.

Beadon’s works include:

  1. Fierce Was the Storm of Wind
  2. Glory to Thee, O Lord
    • All Praise to Thee, O Lord
  3. O Blessèd They Who Know
  4. O God, Thy Soldiers’ Crown
  5. Son of Man Shall Come, The