JAMES EDMESTON. b. 10 Sept. 1791; educ. Hackney; articled to an architect and surveyor 1807; architect 1816, removed to Homerton 1822; sec. of St. Barnabas, Homerton parochial schools; author of The search and other poems 1817; Anston Park, a tale 1821; The world of spirits; The cottage minstrel, 50 hymns 1821; Fifty hymns on missionary subjects 1822; One hundred Sunday School hymns 1822; Patmos a fragment and other poems 1824; The woman of Shunem, a sketch 1829; Hymns for the chamber of sickness 1844; Closet hymns and poems 1846; Sacred Poetry 1848. d. 15 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton 7 Jany. 1867. Miller's Singers and songs (1869) pp. 418-20.