1799–1865

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 3, 1799, Doug­las, Isle of Man.

Died: Oc­to­ber 8, 1865, Pen­dle­ton, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: Christ Church, Sal­ford (near Man­ches­ter), Eng­land.

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Biography

Hugh was the son of the rector of Ballaugh, Isle of Man.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at St. Ed­mund Hall, Ox­ford (BA 1822, MA 1826).

He was ordained in the Anglican church in 1823, and was cur­ate at Sheeps­combe, Glou­ces­ter­shire; Ho­ly Tri­ni­ty, Hudd­ers­field; and St. Ste­phen’s, Sal­ford. In 1831, he be­came rec­tor at Christ Church, Sal­ford.

He was ap­point­ed Hon­or­a­ble Ca­non in Chester Ca­thed­ral, 1845; chap­lain to the Bi­shop of Man­ches­ter in 1851, and Rur­al Dean of Ec­cles.

Publications

Poem

A Mother’s Prayer at Her Infant’s Baptism

My Saviour! in Thine arms I place
This silent suppliant for Thy grace;
Suasive, though voiceless, is her prayer—
Her weakness supplicates Thy care.
Thy bounteous love has made her mine.
Lord! I would have her wholly Thine—
A precious, but a sacred loan—
I dare not call the gem my own—
Accept it, Lord! enough for me,
In life, in death, secure with Thee!

Hugh Stowell,
The Pleasures of Religion
and Other Poems
, 1832

Sources

Lyrics