Frederick Whitfield

7 January 1827–13 September 1904


Rev. Frederick Whitfield is the son of H. Whitfield, and was born at Threapwood, in Shropshire, January 7th, [1827]. He was graduated at Dublin University in 1859; ordained deacon, 1859; ordained priest, 1860; curate of Otley, Yorkshire, 1859-61; rector of Kirkby-Ravensworth, 1861; and has been incumbent of of St. John’s, Bexley Heath, London, and vicar of St. Mary’s, Hastings. He has also been Secretary for Irish Church Missions, and has some repute as an author and poet.

by Samuel Duffield
English Hymns: Their Authors and History, 3rd Ed. (1888)


Frederick Whitfield, in Memorials of the Rev. Frederick Whitfield (London: Chas. J. Thynne, 1905).

Featured Hymns:

There is a name I love to hear

Collections of Hymns:

Sacred Poems and Prose

1st ed. (1859): WorldCat
2nd ed. (n.d.): PDF
3rd ed. (1861): WorldCat
4th ed. (1864): PDF
New ed. (n.d.): PDF

The Christian Casket (1864): WorldCat

Related Resources:

John Julian, “Frederick Whitfield,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892), p. 1276: Google Books

R.S.B. Whitfield, Memorials of the Rev. Frederick Whitfield (London: Chas. J. Thynne, 1905): WorldCat

J.R. Watson, “Frederick Whitfield,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:
http://www.hymnology.co.uk/f/frederick-whitfield

“Frederick Whitfield,” Hymnary.org:
https://hymnary.org/person/Whitfield_F