Wilton, Richard, M.A., b. Dec. 25, 1827, educated at St. Cath. College, Camb., of which he was a Scholar, B.A. 1851, M.A. 1861; D. 1851, P. 1852, Curate of Broseley, Incumbent of St. Thomas, York, Vicar of Kirkby Wharfe, and Rector of Londesborough from 1889 to his death, Aug. 10,1903. In 1890 he became Prebendary of Givendale and Canon of York. His poetical works include Wood Notes and Church Bells, 1873; Lyrics, Sylvan and Sacred, 1878; "Benedicite," and other Poems, 1890; and Lyra Pastoralis, 1902. Canon Wilton's contributions to hymnology were limited. He is known through:—
1. Come, Holy Dove, descend on silent pinion. [Whitsuntide. ] Special music by Sir J. Stainer.
2. Let all the earth in fair array. Part of his arrange… Go to person page >