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 William Chatterdon Dix

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Birth
Bristol, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Death
9 Sep 1898 (aged 61)
Cheddar, Sedgemoor District, Somerset, England
Burial
Cheddar, Sedgemoor District, Somerset, England
Memorial ID
35960057 View Source

Author. A noted writer of English hymns and carols. Born in Bristol in the family of a surgeon, who wrote a biography of poet Thomas Chatterton, and gave his son his middle name in his honor. Young William attended the Bristol Grammar School for a commercial career. After school he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, a vocation which he followed to the end of his life. When he got ill, he turned to writing a poetry of worship. He wrote more than 40 hymns over the course of his life, the most widely known of which are "What Child Is This" and "To you, O Lord, our hearts we raise." His other works include: "Hymns of Love and Joy", 1861; "Altar Songs, Verses on the Holy Eucharist," 1867; "A Vision of All Saints," 1871; and "Seekers of a City," 1878. He died at Cheddar, Somerset, England, and was buried at his parish church.

Author. A noted writer of English hymns and carols. Born in Bristol in the family of a surgeon, who wrote a biography of poet Thomas Chatterton, and gave his son his middle name in his honor. Young William attended the Bristol Grammar School for a commercial career. After school he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, a vocation which he followed to the end of his life. When he got ill, he turned to writing a poetry of worship. He wrote more than 40 hymns over the course of his life, the most widely known of which are "What Child Is This" and "To you, O Lord, our hearts we raise." His other works include: "Hymns of Love and Joy", 1861; "Altar Songs, Verses on the Holy Eucharist," 1867; "A Vision of All Saints," 1871; and "Seekers of a City," 1878. He died at Cheddar, Somerset, England, and was buried at his parish church.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 16 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 35960057
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35960057/william-chatterdon-dix: accessed ), memorial page for William Chatterdon Dix (14 Jun 1837–9 Sep 1898), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35960057, citing St. Andrew's Churchyard, Cheddar, Sedgemoor District, Somerset, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .