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Godfrey Thring was born 3/25/1823 at Alford, Somerset, England.  He was the son of the rector, John Gale Dalton Thring & Sarah née Jenkyns.  He was brother to Theodore Thring, Henry, Lord Thring associated with Parliament, Edward Thring, headmaster of Uppingham School, John Charles Thring master at Uppingham School & two sisters.

Godfrey was educated at Shrewsbury School &  Balliol College, Oxford (B A 1845).  He was ordained in the Church of England & served it until his death.  He died 9/13/1903 at Surrey, England. He wrote:

“Crown Him with many crowns,   The Lamb upon His throne.

Hark! How the heav’nly anthem drowns   All music but its own.

Awake, my soul, and sing   Of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless king   Through all eternity.”

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