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Parsley, Osbertlocked

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Parsley, Osbert (1510/11–1585), composer and singer, is of unknown parentage and place of birth. But his birth date can be deduced from the memorial tablet marking the place of his burial in the nave of Norwich Cathedral: it states that he was aged seventy-four at his death, and also that he spent fifty years as 'a Singing-man' at the cathedral. ...

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