Denton, William, M.A., born Mar. l, 1815, and educated at Worcester College, Oxford, B.A. 1844. Entering Holy Orders, he was successively curate of Bradfleld, Berks; Barking, Essex; and Shoreditch. In 1850 he became vicar of St. Bartholomew's, Cripplegate, London, died. Jan. 2, 1888. Mr. Denton was the author of well-known Commentaries on various parts of Holy Scripture. He was proprietor of The Church Hymnal, 1853, of which he was also joint editor with Canon W. Cooke.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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