Elliot, Charlotte

POET, HYMN WRITER (ENGLAND)
BORN 18 Mar 1789, London: Clapham - DIED 22 Aug 1871, Brighton, East Sussex
GRAVE LOCATION Hove, East Sussex: St. Andrews Churchyard, Church Road

Daughter of the silk merchant Charles Elliot and his wife Eling Venn, a sister of the priest John Venn (1759-1813). She lived for 32 years in Clapham and developed her talents for portrait painting and writing humorous verse. A serious illness left her invalid and depressed and she moved to Brighton in 1823.

The preacher Cesar Malan from Switzerland visited her during her illness and from then on she started writing hymns, starting with "Just as I am" (1834, put to music and published by William B. Bradbury in 1849). She was an invalid for the rest of her life but wrote 150 hymns and poems. She died in Brighton in 1871.

Images

The grave of Charlotte Elliot at St. Andrews Churchyard, Hove.
Picture by Androom (17 Feb 2017)

 

The grave of Charlotte Elliot at St. Andrews Churchyard, Hove.
Picture by Androom (17 Feb 2017)

 

Sources
Charlotte Elliott - Wikipedia


Elman, Mischa

Published: 15 Apr 2017
Last update: 12 Jan 2018