Ainsworth, P. C. (pseud. Percy Gallard), Rev. (M)

b. 1873. d. 1 July 1909. Nationality: English.
Poet and Methodist minister. Pseudonym: “Percy Gallard.” Father of author Ruth Gallard Ainsworth. Born in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Educated at London College and Didsbury College. Ordained in 1900. Married Gertrude Fisk in 1904. Contributed to the *Methodist Times*. Author of *The Pilgrim Church and Other Sermons* (1909),*A Thornless World and Other Sermons* (1911), and *The Blessed Life* (1928). Author information from *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entry for “A Sonnet,” which lists the author as Rev. P. C. Ainsworth, of Buxton Villa, Boston (NLS Dep 341/371). For Ainsworth’s poem “To My Lady,” published on 10 June 1899, the address is listed as Weedon, Northants (NLS Dep 341/371). Biographical information: BL; *Wikipedia*, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Ainsworth> (7 October 2021); Percy Clough Ainsworth, *The Pilgrim Church and Other Sermons*, C.H. Kelly, 1909. (AC, CC).

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Sonnet 1895-08-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12631
Hope 1896-04-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12755
To My Lady 1899-06-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12570