Crabbe, George (M)

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