Sabine Baring-Gould

BARING-GOULD, Sabine. b. Exeter, Devon, 28 January 1834; d. Lew Trenchard, Devon, 2 January 1924. Born the son of a country squire who had been an army officer, he was named after a great-uncle, General Sir Edward Sabine. The family travelled widely in Europe during his childhood, and he was educated very irregularly apart from two years at King’s College, London, and one year at Warwick Grammar School, followed by Clare College, Cambridge. He became a schoolmaster, first in the Tractarian parish of Pimlico, London, and then at Lancing and at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. He took Holy Orders (deacon 1864, priest 1865) and became curate of Horbury and then priest of Horbury Brig (or Bridge),...

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