Benjamin Flower

Benjamin Flower

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Death 17 Feb 1829
Burial Harlow, Harlow District, Essex, England
Memorial ID 47153699 · View Source
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Journalist, printer and radical reformer, who edited the "Cambridge Intelligencer" and later the "Political Review". He was sympathetic to the cause of freedom in the French Revolution and wrote a book, "The French Constitution" in 1792, which advocated radical change in Britain. His wife, Eliza, who kept up his spirits, when he suffered imprisonment for libel in Newgate Jail London, is buried with him. So are his daughters, Sarah Flower Adams (1805-48) and Eliza Flower (1803-46), who were gifted musician, poets and progressives. The hymn, "Nearer my God to Thee," which was reputed to have been played by the band, as the Titanic sank on the 15th April 1912, was written by Sarah Flower Adams. Other members of the family, not buried at Harlow, were well known for their achievements over two centuries. (information provided by Geoffrey Gillon)


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In the memory of
BENJAMIN, husband of
ELIZA FLOWER
who died February 17th 1829 aged 74
He devoted his life to the cause
of political and religious liberty
and fulfilled his duties to God
and man with earnest simplicity
of heart constant in his affections
His dust mingles with hers whose
unbreakable excellence made her
life his dearest object of interest
her death his deepest source of
regret.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 26 Jan 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47153699
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Flower (unknown–17 Feb 1829), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47153699, citing Harlow Baptist Burial Ground, Harlow, Harlow District, Essex, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .