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Dibdin, Henry Edward (1813–1866), musician, the youngest son of Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin (1768–1833), was born at Sadler's Wells, London, on 8 September 1813, and was taught music by his elder sister, Mary Anne (1799–1886), afterwards Mrs Tonna, who was an excellent harpist, having studied under ...

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Dowland, Robert (c. 1591–1641), musician, was the son of John Dowland (1563?–1626), lutenist and composer. The likely year of his birth is indicated by his marriage documents, dated 11 October 1626, which state that he was 'aged about xxxv yeares'. His godfather was ...

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Jackson, (John) Enderby (1827–1903), musician and impresario, was born in Mytongate, Kingston upon Hull, on 14 January 1827, the son of John Jackson who was a tallow chandler and soap-boiler, a trade which had been in the family for several generations. Enderby Jackson...

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Lewis, Sir Anthony Carey (1915–1983), musician and founder of Musica Britannica, was born on 2 March 1915 in Bermuda, the youngest of the three sons (there was no daughter) of Major (later Colonel) Leonard Carey Lewis (1880–1952) of the Lincolnshire regiment and Royal Army Ordnance Corps...

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Marsh, John (1752–1828), musician and writer, was born on 31 May 1752 at Dorking, Surrey, the first of the five children of Henry Marsh (1713–1772), captain in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Mary (Molly; 1715×20–1759), probably the daughter of Edward Tyler, a dissenting tradesman of ...

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Napier, William (c. 1741–1812), musician and music publisher, was possibly born in Edinburgh. It has been suggested (Highfill, Burnim & Langhans, BDA) that he may have been related to Dr Archibald Napier, whose daughter Mary Ann married the musician Samuel Arnold...

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Oswald, James (1710–1769), musician and publisher, was baptized on 21 March 1710 at Crail, Fife, the second son of John Oswald and Elspit Horn. His father was town drummer of Crail and later became leader of the town waits of Berwick upon Tweed...

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Parry, John [Parry Ddall, Blind Parry] (1710?–1782), musician, was born at Bryncynan, near Nefyn on the Llŷn peninsula. It is not clear whether he was born blind, but he certainly appears to have been blind from a very early age. He became the outstanding player of the triple harp of his day, though his most significant contribution to Welsh music was his three published collections of Welsh and British airs. He learned to play the harp with a relative, ...

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John Parry (1710?–1782) by William Parry, c. 1760–80 © National Museums and Galleries of Wales

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