Baldwyn, Edward (DNB00)

BALDWYN, EDWARD (1746–1817), pamphleteer, was educated at St. John's College, Oxford (B.A., 1767; M.A., 1784). For some years he was resident in Yorkshire, where, under the pseudonym of 'Trim,' he was engaged in a literary squabble with the Rev. William Atkinson and other clergymen of the 'evangelical' school. Subsequently he removed to Ludlow in Shropshire, and eventually became rector of Abdon in that county. He died in Kentish Town, London, 11 Feb. 1817, and was buried in Old St. Pancras churchyard.

He wrote: 1. 'A Critique on the Poetical Essays of the Rev. William Atkinson', 1787. 2. 'Further Remarks on two of the most Singular Characters of the Age,' 1789. 3. 'A Letter to the Author of Remarks on two of the most Singular Characters of the Age. By the Rev. John Crosse, vicar of Bradford; with a reply by the former,' 1790, with which is printed 'The Olla Podrida; or Trim's Entertainment for his Creditors.' 4. 'Remarks on the Oaths, Declarations, and Conduct of Johnson Atkinson Busfield, Esq.,' 1791. 5. 'A Congratulatory Address to the Rev. John Crosse, on the Prospect of his Recovery from a Dangerous Disease,' 1791.

[Herald and Genealogist, ii. 219; Roffe's British Monumental Inscriptions, i. No. 25; Watt's Bibl Brit.; Biog. Dict. of Living Authors; Cansick's Epitaphs at St. Pancras, Middlesex, i. 98; Gent. Mag. lxxxvii. 279; Cat. of Oxford Graduates (1851) 29.]

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