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When Luthern furrier, Daniel Gottlieb Tolkien (born in Gdańsk in 1747) became a Methodist, Dan Godleip (see here) his address was 12 Hoxton Square, London (attested in 1811). He and his wife Ann were the owners of this house (see here). Hoxton is a very interesting neighbourhood. According to Wikipedia:
Hoxton Square was laid out by Samuel Blewitt and Robert Hackshaw, who leased the land from the Austen family in 1683.
Hoxton and Charles Squares, as well as being fashionable neighbourhoods, were centres of non-conformist sects. From 1699 to 1729 an Academy, offering a wide curriculum and also allowing "free enquiry" by its students, was situated in the square. Samuel Pike, who lived in a house in the square, offered theological teaching from 1750. Samuel Morton Savage opened his Hoxton Square Academy there. The Academy closed in 1785.Austen family is the family of Daniel G. Tolkien's wife, Ann Austen! What is more interesting:
The Christian theologian John Thomas, founder of the Christadelphian movement, was born at Hoxton Square in 1805, and in 1810 the square was home to Peter Durand, who filed the first English patent for the tinning of food.
One of Hoxton Square's 18th-century residents, the Reverend John Newton, composed the popular hymn "Amazing Grace". The parish church of St John's Hoxton is nearby, where one of Prince George of Cambridge's ancestors was married in the mid-19th century.As we know Daniel G. Tolkien was buried on 2 June 1813 by Wesleyan Chapel, City Road, London (see here). If we wanted to find a song which would best fit the religious atmosphere of the last years of Dan Godleip "Amazing Grace" would be the best choice: