September 21, 1844, Liverpool, England.

April 22, 1918, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England.

Of Scottish parentage, Crosbie was educated at a private school under W. Clayton Greene, and at Trinity College, Cambridge (Foundation Scholar 1866, BA 1867, 26th Wrangler in the Mathematical Tripos, third class in the Theological Tripos, MA 1870). He was ordained a deacon in 1867, and priest the following year by Bishop Lee of Manchester. He served as Curate of Habergham Eaves, Burnley, Lancashire (1867-75); Birchin, Rusholme, Manchester (May 1875-November 1876); Curate in charge of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire (1876 to August 1878); Vicar of Milnrow, Rochdale (1878-83); presented to Trumpington, Cambridge, 1885; in March 1891 Vicar of Builth and Perpetual Curate of Llanddew’ir-Cwm, Wales, both English speaking parishes.

Crosbie married Ellen Arabella Scott in 1885. He was an amateur musician, and composed many hymn tones

  1. Mossleigh
  2. St. Cephas