Born: December 12, 1800, Poughill, Devonshire, England.
Died: June 9, 1881, St. Marylebone, England.
Wreford trained for the Unitarian ministry at Manchester College, York.
In 1826, he succeeded James Yates as co-pastor to John Kentish at the New Meeting in Birmingham. In 1831, his voice failed, and he withdrew from the ministry.
In conjunction with Hugh Hutton, he opened a school at Edgbaston, Birmingham. In 1837, he contributed 55 hymns to John Relly Beard’s Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. Wreford also wrote several volumes of verse, mainly devotional.
During this time he wrote a number of unpublished hymn tunes and anthems.
Wreford spent the latter years of his life in retirement in Bristol.
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