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W. Hope Davison

DAVISON, W(illiam) Hope. b. Sunderland, 27 November 1827; d. Plymouth, August 1894. He was a Congregational minister (ordained 1832) of Duke’s-Alley Chapel, Bolton, in 1857, when he compiled and edited Psalms and Hymns for Public and Social Worship (Bolton, 1857), and afterwards at St George’s Road Congregational Church, Bolton. He later served as a minister at Chatham, Pentonville, Tooting, and Plymouth. He also published The Sunday Scholars’ Service of Sacred Song, in what appears to have been two volumes, one subtitled ‘The Children’s Saviour’ (1878), the other ‘Christ our Sacrifice’ (1881). An energetic writer and public figure, he was the first editor of the Bolton Evening News...

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