Moorsom, Robert Maude, M.A., son of Admiral Moorsom, was born at Cosgrove Priory, Feb. 2, 1831, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1858. Taking Holy Orders in 1857, he was Curate of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, 1857-59; Barnham-Broom, Norfolk, 1861; and Rector of Sadberge, Durham, 1861-81. Mr. Moorsom published in 1889 A Historical Companion to Hymns Ancient and Modern. He has also edited a pamphlet on The Writers of Hymns Ancient & Modern, according to their Churches, and contributed to the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern.
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