The Rev. Robert Frederick Smith Born Sheffield 1833. Lincoln College, Oxford, BA (1855), MA (1857). Vicar Edingley-cum-Halam, Nottinghamshire. Canon of Southwell Minster. Friend and collaborator with Herbert Stephen Irons (1834-1905)
Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica by Joseph Jackson Howard, Vol. 1, London: Mitchell and Hughes, 1896 and Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project website "Edingley St. Giles" (http://southwellchurches.history.nottingham.ac.uk/edingley/hhistory.php) Accessed 5-2-2018 Go to person page >
Blithely from the moated churchyard
Ring the clear-voiced bells this morn;
While across the wavy landscape,
Far away the mists are borne.
Pass away, ye clouds of sadness,
Every selfish care depart;
Grateful thoughts, and thoughts of gladness,
Ring from every Christian heart.