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Dewar, James (1793–1846), conductor and composer, was born on 26 July 1793 in Edinburgh, the son of Daniel Dewar, a violinist and composer of reels, and his wife, Catharine, née Ballantyne. His brother John Dewar was a composer. In 1817 he succeeded his teacher, ...


Marshall, William (1748–1833), composer and servant, spent his life near Fochabers, Moray, where he was born on 27 December 1748, one of at least three children of Francis Marishal and his wife, Isabel Innes. At the age of twelve, after 'some instruction from his father...


Sir Herbert Stanley Oakeley (1830–1903) by William Hole, pubd 1884 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Oakeley, Sir Herbert Stanley (1830–1903), composer and organist, was born on 22 July 1830 at the vicarage, Ealing, the second son of the Revd Sir Herbert Oakeley, third baronet (1791–1845), and his wife, Atholl Keturah Murray (1801–1844), the daughter of Lord Charles Murray Aynsley...


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Ross, John (1763–1837), organist and composer, was born on 12 October 1763 at Newcastle upon Tyne and studied organ and composition with Matthias Hawdon, organist of St Nicholas's Church, Newcastle. In 1783 he was invited to take up the post of organist at ...