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T. C. Hughes

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Raven, John James (1833–1906), antiquary and campanologist, born on 25 June 1833 at Boston, Lincolnshire, was the eldest son of eight children of John Hardy Raven, of Huguenot descent, rector of Worlington, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, and his wife, Jane Augusta, daughter of John Richman...


John Stafford Smith (bap. 1750, d. 1836) by Thomas Illman (after William Behnes) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Smith, John Stafford (bap. 1750, d. 1836), musician and musical antiquary, was baptized in Gloucester Cathedral on 30 March 1750, the son of Martin Smith (c.1715–1786), organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1739 to 1781, and Agrilla Smith, née Stafford. Smith was first taught music by his father, who in 1761 sent him to ...