James Edmeston

Architect, Author

1791 – 1867

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Who was James Edmeston?

James Edmeston was an English architect and surveyor; he was also known as a prolific writer of church hymns.

He was born in Wapping, Middlesex, England. Maternal grandfather was the Reverend Samuel Brewer, pastor of an independent congregation in Stepney for 50 years.

He began as an architect in 1816. George Gilbert Scott was his pupil, articled to Edmedston in 1827.

He served as the church warden at St. Barnabas in Homerton, Middlesex, and was a strong supporter of and frequent visitor to the London Orphan Asylum. Edmeston is said to have written 2000 hymns, one every Sunday.

He died in Homerton in 1867.

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Born
Sep 10, 1791
Wapping
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Profession
Died
Jan 7, 1867

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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