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Edward Denny

DENNY, (Sir) Edward. b. Dublin, 2 Oct 1796; d. London, 13 June 1889. He was the son of an Irish baronet, succeeding to the title in 1831. He was the owner of Tralee Castle, and of much of the county of Kerry, where he was an absentee landlord (living in London for most of his life) but a charitable and sympathetic one. In old age he remembered that he was converted by reading a novel about a Jesuit priest, Father Clement, by Grace Kennedy (Edinburgh, 1823), but he became a member of the Plymouth Brethren, against the wishes of his family. He was probably the best known hymn writer of the denomination in the 19th century. His Selection of Hymns was published in 1839, and his Hymns and Poems...

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