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Bainton, Edgar Leslie (1880–1956), composer and conductor, was born on 14 February 1880 at 2 Florence Villas, De Beauvoir Square, Hackney, London, the second son among the three children of the Revd George Bainton, a Congregational minister, and his wife, Mary Cave, both Londoners by birth. They moved to ...

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Davies, Sir (Henry) Walford (1869–1941), composer and organist, was born on 6 September 1869 in Willow Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, the seventh child and fourth surviving son of John Whitridge Davies (d. 1885), accountant, and his wife, Susannah, daughter of Thomas Gregory, jeweller. After attending ...

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Sir (Henry) Walford Davies (1869–1941) by Walter Stoneman, 1936 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ford, David Everard (1797–1875), Congregational minister and composer, was born on 13 September 1797 at Long Melford, Suffolk, where his father, David Ford, was Independent minister. After an apprenticeship in London he entered Wymondley College, London, in 1816, where Thomas Binney was a fellow student. While still a student ...

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German, Sir Edward [formerly German Edward Jones] (1862–1936), composer, was born German Edward Jones at St Mary's Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, on 17 February 1862, the second child and elder son of John David Jones, a liquor merchant, and his wife, Betsey (Elizabeth) Cox (...

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Sir Edward German (1862–1936) by Flora Lion, c. 1912 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jackson, William (1815–1866), composer and choral conductor, born at Masham, Yorkshire, on 9 January 1815, was the son of John Jackson, a miller, of Tanfield. As a child, encouraged by his parents, he taught himself to play the fife and the flute. Having been sent to boarding-school in ...

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Lloyd, John Ambrose (1815–1874), composer, was born John Lloyd at Mold, Flintshire, on 14 June 1815, the second son of Enoch Lloyd, a joiner and cabinet maker, and his wife, Catherine, née Ambrose. He took an interest in music as a boy, and sang as a chorister, though he never had any formal training. About 1831, his father having become a Baptist minister in ...

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J. C. Hadden

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Lynch, Thomas Toke (1818–1871), hymn writer and composer, was born at Dunmow, Essex, on 5 July 1818, the son of John Burke Lynch, a surgeon. He was educated at a school in Islington, London, where he was afterwards an usher. In 1841 he became a Sunday school teacher and district visitor, occasionally preaching and giving lectures on sight-singing and temperance. In 1843 he entered ...

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D. L. Thomas

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Stephen, Edward Jones [pseud. Tanymarian] (1822–1885), composer, was the son of Robert Jones and Jane Stephen of Rhyd-y-sarn, near Maentwrog, Merioneth, where he was born in November 1822. He was baptized Edward Jones at St Michael's Church, Ffestiniog, on 15 December 1822, but adopted his grandfather's name ...