November 19, 1834, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.
December 28, 1925, Groombridge Nursing Home, Worthing, Sussex, England.
Son of a London merchant and artist, Francis belonged to the Plymouth Brethren congregation in London, and served as an open air preacher.
He published a number of hymns in religious newspapers and periodicals. His hymns and poems appeared in The Life of Faith and other papers and periodicals.
His works include:
Francis’ burial place