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Barcroft, George (d. 1610), Church of England clergyman and musician, is of unknown parentage. From 1565 to 1571 he was a chorister of Winchester Cathedral. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 12 December 1574, and graduated BA in 1578; during 1575–7 he was also a singing-man of the chapel choir. In 1578–9, despite his youth, he was admitted organist and master of the choristers of ...

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A. B. Grosart

revised by D. K. Money

Barton, William (1597/8–1678), translator and hymnologist, matriculated as a sizar at Trinity College, Cambridge, in Lent 1619; he graduated BA in 1622 and proceeded MA in 1625. He was ordained priest on 21 September 1623. He is probably to be identified with the ...

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Davy, Charles (1722/3–1797), Church of England clergyman and writer on music, was born in Norwich, the son of Charles Davy of Hatton Garden, London; his mother may have been Sarah Davy. He was educated at Mr Haslehurst's school at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, Mr Pigge's school...

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Eastcott, Richard (bap. 1744, d. 1828), writer on music and Church of England clergyman, was baptized on 22 November 1744 at Launceston, Cornwall, the son of Sandford Eastcott. He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford, on 9 July 1764. He does not seem to have taken a degree, but was at some point ordained. He devoted his life to musical circles in ...

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Eccles, Solomon (1617?–1682), musician and Quaker missionary, was probably baptized on 14 September 1617 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the son of Solomon Eccles. His father was a musician, but little else is known of Eccles's early life. He appears to have lived at ...

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Ellerton, John (1826–1893), hymn writer and editor of hymnals, was born on 16 December 1826 in Clerkenwell, London, the elder son of George Ellerton (1776–1844), of private means, who came from an evangelical Yorkshire family, and his wife, Jemima Frances, née Brown (1794/5–1866)...

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Fellowes, Edmund Horace (1870–1951), Church of England clergyman and musical scholar, was born in Paddington, London, on 11 November 1870, the second son and fifth child of Horace Decimus Fellowes (1836–1881), assistant director of the royal army clothing depot and a member of the family of ...

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Galpin, Francis William (1858–1945), Church of England clergyman, musicologist, and antiquary, was born on 25 December 1858 in Dorchester, the eldest of three children of John Galpin (1813–1883), an ironmaster, and his wife, Emily, née Hamsford (d. 1899). He is remembered for his outstanding contributions to the scholarship of musical instruments, although these were not achieved at the expense of his pastoral work. Because of his ecclesiastical title he is generally referred to in musical circles as ...

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Francis William Galpin (1858–1945) by unknown photographer © reserved; Galpin Society

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Goodman, James (1828–1896), Church of Ireland clergyman and music collector, was born on 22 September 1828 at Ballyameen, Dingle, co. Kerry, third of the nine children of Revd Thomas Chute Goodman (bap. 1793, d. 1864) and his wife, Mary, née Gorham, of ...

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Gould, Sabine Baring- (1834–1924), Church of England clergyman, author, and folksong collector, born at Dix's Field, Exeter, on 28 January 1834, was the eldest of the three sons and a daughter of Edward Baring-Gould, a captain in the armed forces of the East India Company...

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Sabine Baring- Gould (1834–1924) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1893 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hughes, William (1718/19–1798), writer on music and Church of England clergyman, was the son of William Hughes (d. 1768), who was made minor canon of Worcester Cathedral in 1718 and in 1721 was presented to the vicarage of Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire, which he held until his death. The younger ...

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W. A. Greenhill

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Hull, William Winstanley (1794–1873), liturgical writer and hymnologist, born at Blackburn, Lancashire, on 15 March 1794, was the son of John Hull MD (1764–1843). After attending Manchester and Macclesfield grammar schools, he was for a time a pupil of John Dawson of Sedbergh...

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Marson, Charles Latimer (1859–1914), Church of England clergyman and folk-song collector, was born on 16 May 1859 at Goldsworth, Woking, Surrey, the third child and eldest son among the three sons and five daughters of Charles Marson (1822–1895) and his wife, Ann Jane (1827–1888)...

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Patrick, Millar (1868–1951), hymnologist and liturgist, was born on 28 June 1868 at Ladybank, Fife, son of James Patrick, a railway locomotive fireman, and his wife, Jessie Millar. They belonged to the United Presbyterian church, a Victorian union of Secession traditions within Scottish Presbyterianism. From ...

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Rippon, John (1751–1836), Particular Baptist minister and hymnologist, was born on 29 April 1751 at Tiverton, Devon, the first of the four children of John Rippon (1730–1800), serge maker and Baptist minister, and his wife, Jane Hopkins (bap. 1728). Born into a devout Baptist family, he entered the ...

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Charlotte Fell-Smith

revised by L. E. Lauer

Row, Thomas (1786–1868), hymnologist and Particular Baptist minister, was educated for the Baptist ministry. He lived first at Hadleigh, Suffolk, and became known to the Particular Baptist congregations in East Anglia as a travelling preacher. In 1833 he settled as minister of the Baptist church at ...

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Salmon, Thomas (bap. 1647, d. 1706), writer on music and Church of England clergyman, was baptized on 11 December 1647 at St John-at-Hackney, the second son of Thomas Salmon, merchant and alderman of London, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Okey. He matriculated at ...