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Dibdin, Charles (bap. 1745, d. 1814), actor, composer, and writer, was baptized privately (possibly because he was sickly at birth) on 4 March 1745 at Southampton, and again publicly on 26 March at Holyrood Church, Southampton, where his father, Thomas Dibdin, was parish clerk; his mother's name has been given as ...


Charles Dibdin (bap. 1745, d. 1814) by Thomas Phillips, 1799 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Rosseter, Philip (c. 1568–1623), lutenist, composer, and theatre manager, was born about 1568 according to a deposition of 22 June 1601 describing him as a musician of about thirty-three. Nothing is known of his parentage, early life, or musical education; the family may have come from ...