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Barcroft, George (d. 1610), Church of England clergyman and musician, is of unknown parentage. From 1565 to 1571 he was a chorister of Winchester Cathedral. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 12 December 1574, and graduated BA in 1578; during 1575–7 he was also a singing-man of the chapel choir. In 1578–9, despite his youth, he was admitted organist and master of the choristers of ...

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Davy, Charles (1722/3–1797), Church of England clergyman and writer on music, was born in Norwich, the son of Charles Davy of Hatton Garden, London; his mother may have been Sarah Davy. He was educated at Mr Haslehurst's school at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, Mr Pigge's school...

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Eastcott, Richard (bap. 1744, d. 1828), writer on music and Church of England clergyman, was baptized on 22 November 1744 at Launceston, Cornwall, the son of Sandford Eastcott. He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford, on 9 July 1764. He does not seem to have taken a degree, but was at some point ordained. He devoted his life to musical circles in ...

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Fellowes, Edmund Horace (1870–1951), Church of England clergyman and musical scholar, was born in Paddington, London, on 11 November 1870, the second son and fifth child of Horace Decimus Fellowes (1836–1881), assistant director of the royal army clothing depot and a member of the family of ...

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Galpin, Francis William (1858–1945), Church of England clergyman, musicologist, and antiquary, was born on 25 December 1858 in Dorchester, the eldest of three children of John Galpin (1813–1883), an ironmaster, and his wife, Emily, née Hamsford (d. 1899). He is remembered for his outstanding contributions to the scholarship of musical instruments, although these were not achieved at the expense of his pastoral work. Because of his ecclesiastical title he is generally referred to in musical circles as ...

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Francis William Galpin (1858–1945) by unknown photographer © reserved; Galpin Society

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Gould, Sabine Baring- (1834–1924), Church of England clergyman, author, and folksong collector, born at Dix's Field, Exeter, on 28 January 1834, was the eldest of the three sons and a daughter of Edward Baring-Gould, a captain in the armed forces of the East India Company...

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Sabine Baring- Gould (1834–1924) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1893 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hughes, William (1718/19–1798), writer on music and Church of England clergyman, was the son of William Hughes (d. 1768), who was made minor canon of Worcester Cathedral in 1718 and in 1721 was presented to the vicarage of Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire, which he held until his death. The younger ...

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Marson, Charles Latimer (1859–1914), Church of England clergyman and folk-song collector, was born on 16 May 1859 at Goldsworth, Woking, Surrey, the third child and eldest son among the three sons and five daughters of Charles Marson (1822–1895) and his wife, Ann Jane (1827–1888)...

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Salmon, Thomas (bap. 1647, d. 1706), writer on music and Church of England clergyman, was baptized on 11 December 1647 at St John-at-Hackney, the second son of Thomas Salmon, merchant and alderman of London, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Okey. He matriculated at ...