March 2, 1811, St. Columb’s, Londonderry, Ireland.
April 9, 1875, Guildford, Surrey, England.
Guildford Cemetery, Guildford, Surrey, England.
John was the son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, archdeacon of Londonderry, Ireland.
He attended Trinity College in Dublin, and was ordained in 1834. In 1853, he was assigned to a post in England. He was Vicar of Egham, Surrey, until 1870, and Rector at St. Nicholas’, Guildford, until 1875, when he was killed by a fall from the roof of the church while it was being rebuilt.
His 11 volumes of poetry encompass almost 300 hymns. His works include:
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