1810–1881

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 9, 1810.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 7, 1881, Pe­ter­gate, York, Eng­land.

Buried: In the Cor­bet vault at St. Pat­rick’s Ca­thed­ral, Dub­lin, Ire­land.

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Biography

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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