Born: October 9, 1810.
Died: February 7, 1881, Petergate, York, England.
Buried: In the Corbet vault at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.
Robert was the son of Francis Corbet of County Adare, Meath. He took the name of Singleton, and gave his son Corbet as his given name.
Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1830, MA 1833), Richard was for some time Warden of St. Columba College, near Dublin, and subsequently First Warden of St. Peter’s College, Radley (1847–51).
In 1851, he retired to Monkstown, near Dublin, moving later to York. In addition to writing original hymns, he translated a number from Latin and German.
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