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Flackton, William (bap. 1709, d. 1798), bookseller and musician, was born in Canterbury and baptized on 27 March 1709 in the parish of St Alphege there, the eldest surviving son of John Flackton (bap. 1679) and his wife, Catharine Sharp, who married in 1702. ...

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Linley, Francis (1770/71–1800), composer and music-seller, was born in Doncaster. Although he was blind from birth, he received a good education, and studied music under Edward Miller, organist of Doncaster parish church from 1756 to 1807. About 1790 Linley held the post of organist at ...

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Marshall, William (1748–1833), composer and servant, spent his life near Fochabers, Morayshire, 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' and 'six months at a grammar-school' (...