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Forrest, Theodosius (c. 1728–1784), lawyer and songwriter, was born in London, the son of Ebenezer Forrest (bap. 1700, d. 1793), the writer of the opera Momus Turn'd Fabulist and a friend of William Hogarth and the impresario John Rich, and his wife, Theodosia...


Hopkinson, Francis (1737–1791), musician, jurist, and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 2 October 1737 in Philadelphia and baptized at Christ Church, son of Thomas Hopkinson (1709–1751), lawyer, and his wife, Mary Johnson (1718–1804), both recent émigrés from England. He was among the first generation of native-born Americans trained to cultivate the arts and sciences on their own soil. Most were gentlemen amateurs who dabbled in many arts and mastered none. ...


Weatherly, Frederic Edward (1848–1929), songwriter and barrister, was born on 4 October 1848 at 7 Woodhill, Portishead, near Bristol, the eldest son in the large family of Frederick Weatherly (1820–1910), a country doctor, and his wife, Julia Maria, née Ford (1823–1898). He was educated at ...