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Hacomblen [Hacomplaynt], Robert (1455/6–1528), college head and composer, is of unknown parentage. The record of his admission in 1469, as a king's scholar, to Eton College, where he spent three years, provides all that is known of his origins: he was thirteen years old and from the parish of ...

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McEwen, Sir John Blackwood (1868–1948), composer and college head, was born on 13 April 1868 at East Bank manse, Hawick, Roxburghshire, the son of James McEwen, United Presbyterian minister, and his first wife, Jane Blackwood. His father became minister of Sydney Place United Presbyterian Church, Glasgow...

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Stevens, John Edgar (1921–2002), musicologist, was born on 8 October 1921 at 10 Tarbert Road, East Dulwich, London, the son of William Charles James Stevens, a senior clerk for the London county council, and his wife, Fannie, née Lines, a teacher and one of the first female mathematics graduates of ...