Crabbe, George (M)

Surname: Crabbe
Forename(s): George
b. 24 December 1754. d. 3 February 1832. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and Church of England clergyman. Father of George Crabbe (1785–1857), also a writer and Church of England clergyman. Born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Moved to London in 1779 to pursue a literary career. After several unsuccessful attempts to secure a patronage, he instead decided on a career in the church. Ordained deacon in 1781 and became a curate to the rector of Aldeburgh, then the domestic chaplain to the Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle and ordained a priest in 1782. Married Sarah Elmy on 15 December 1783. Rector of Trowbridge (1814-1832). Author of The Village (1783), Poems (1807), and The Borough (1810). Contributed to Ladies Magazine, Town and Country Magazine, and several volumes of History and Antiquities of Leicestershire (8 vols., 1795–1815) by John Nicols. Biographical information: ODNB. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Unfortunate Genius 1834-05-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3238
Fools the Best Lovers 1834-12-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3265
To Miss Elizabeth Vicars in her Tenth Year 1873 Good Words Poet 2444