Edward Baldwyn

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For those of a similar name, see Edward Baldwin.

Edward Baldwyn (1746–1817) was an English clergyman and pamphleteer.


Baldwyn was educated at St John's College, Oxford (B.A., 1767; M.A., 1784). For some years he was resident in Yorkshire, master of Bradford Grammar School from 1784. Under the pseudonym of 'Trim,' he engaged in a literary squabble with the Rev. William Atkinson and other clergymen (John Crosse, and Atkinson's brother Johnson Atkinson Busfeild).[1]

Subsequently Balwyn moved to Ludlow in Shropshire, and eventually became rector of Abdon in the county.

He died in Kentish Town, London, 11 February 1817, and was buried in Old St Pancras churchyard.


Baldwyn wrote:

  • A Critique on the Poetical Essays of the Rev. William Atkinson, 1787.
  • Further Remarks on two of the most Singular Characters of the Age, 1789.
  • A Letter to the Author of Remarks on two of the most Singular Characters of the Age. By the Rev. John Crosse, vicar of Bradford; with a reply by the former, 1790, with which is printed The Olla Podrida; or Trim's Entertainment for his Creditors.
  • Remarks on the Oaths, Declarations, and Conduct of Johnson Atkinson Busfield, Esq., 1791.
  • A Congratulatory Address to the Rev. John Crosse, on the Prospect of his Recovery from a Dangerous Disease, 1791.


  1. ^ Grenby, M. O. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/1174.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Baldwyn, Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.