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Bowen, Edwin Yorke [York] (1884–1961), pianist and composer, was born on 22 February 1884 in Crouch Hill, London, the youngest of the three sons of Edward Bowen (d. 1911), founder of the whisky distillers Bowen and McKechnie, and his wife, Ellen Mary (1854–1906)...

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Cumming, Barbara Theresa [name in religion Hildelith Cumming] (1909–1991), nun, printer, and musician, was born on 15 December 1909 at 61 Thurleigh Road, Battersea, the third daughter of Frederick Mann Cumming (1869–1931), a civil engineer's assistant, and his wife, Emma Georgiana Love (1868–1935)...

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Marged ferch Ifan (bap. 1696, d. 1793), harpist and wrestler, was probably born in Beddgelert, Caernarvonshire, and baptized in the parish church on 10 May 1696, one of at least eleven children born to Ifan Powell and his wife, Elizabeth Hughes. She became known far beyond ...

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Wesley, Charles (1757–1834), musician, was born in Bristol, possibly at 19 Charles Street, on 11 December 1757, the son of Charles Wesley (1707–1788), Methodist preacher, and his wife, Sarah Gwynne (1726–1822). He was the third of eight children and the oldest of three who survived to maturity. It would appear to have been primarily from his mother that ...

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Wesley, Samuel (1766–1837), composer and organist, was born on 24 February 1766 at Charles Street, Bristol, the youngest of the three children to survive infancy of the Methodist hymn writer Charles Wesley (1707–1788) and his wife, Sarah, née Gwynne (1726–1822). He was the grandson of ...

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Samuel Wesley (1766–1837) by John Jackson, c. 1815–20 © National Portrait Gallery, London