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Ouseley, Sir Frederick Arthur Gore, second baronet (1825–1889), church musician, was born on 12 August 1825 in Grosvenor Square, London, the fourth and youngest surviving child of Sir Gore Ouseley, first baronet (1770–1844), orientalist and diplomatist, and his wife, Harriet Georgina, daughter of ...

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Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, second baronet (1825–1889) by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1860 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Porter, Walter (c. 1587–1659), composer and church musician, was, according to Anthony Wood, the son of Henry Porter, who graduated BMus from Christ Church, Oxford, in 1600. The year of his birth is uncertain, for although he signed a petition to the governors of ...

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Webbe, Samuel, the elder (1740–1816), church musician and composer, was born in London on 7 October 1740, the son of well-to-do parents. Before he was a year old his father took up a government appointment in Minorca, but he died before his wife and family could join him there. Thereafter the family's financial situation was straitened, and ...

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Samuel Webbe the elder (1740–1816) by William Skelton, pubd 1820 (after William Behnes) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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White, Robert (c. 1530x32–1574), church musician and composer, was the son of Robert White (d. in or after 1574). By 1572 Robert White the elder was styled gentleman and had inherited or acquired the estate of Swallowfield, near Mannings Heath, Sussex. Nevertheless, he and his family appear to have been established in the ...