Jane Crewdson

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Jane Crewdson (1808-1863) was a British poet.


She was born at Perran-arworthal, Cornwall, on 22 Oct. 1808, being the second daughter of George Fox of that place (see Fox family of Falmouth), and was married at Exeter, in October 1836, to Thomas Dillworth Crewdson, a Manchester manufacturer. [1]

She contributed several hymns to Lovell Squire's Selection of Scriptural Poetry, 1848; and in 1851 published a small volume of poems, entitled Aunt Jane's Verses for Children, which was reprinted in 1855 and 1871. In 1860 she issued a second work, Lays of the Reformation, and other Lyrics, scriptural and Miscellaneous. [1]

After her death, on 14 Sept. 1863, at her residence, Summerlands, Whalley Range, Manchester, a further selection of her poetical pieces was published under the title of A Little While and other Poems (Manchester, 1864, 12mo). [1]



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSutton, Charles William (1888). "Crewdson, Jane". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 13. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 84. 

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