Joseph Stammers

STAMMERS, Joseph.  b. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 1801; d. London, 18 May 1885. The following is taken verbatim from Charles Rogers’s Lyra Britannica (1867), from which all subsequent biographies are derived: Joseph Stammers was born at Bury St Edmunds, in 1801. Educated for the legal profession, he practised for some years as a solicitor in the city of London. In 1833 he was called to the bar, and joined the Northern Circuit. Mr Stammers continues to practise as a barrister. Four of the following hymns have been kindly contributed to this work by Mr Stammers. ‘Breast the wave, Christian,’ was written by him many years ago for a small serial edited by the Rev John Buckworth, late vicar of...

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