John Byrom

John Byrom

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Byrom or John Byrom of Kersal or John Byrom of Manchester FRS (29 February 1692 - 26 September 1763) was an English poet and inventor of a revolutionary system of shorthand. He is also remembered as the writer of the lyrics of Anglican hymn Christians Awake, salute the happy morn. John Byrom was descended from an old genteel Lancashire family. A Ralph Byrom came to Manchester from Leigh in 1485, and became a prosperous wool merchant. His son Adam acquired property in Salford, Darcy Lever, Bolton and Ardwick (though his wealth did not prevent his mentally ill daughter from being accused of witchcraft). Edward Byrom helped to foil a Royalist plot to seize Manchester in 1642.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134966924
  • 9786134966924