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date: 22 January 2021

Linley, Thomaslocked

  • Suzanne Aspden


Linley, Thomas (1733–1795), impresario and composer, was born at Badminton, Gloucestershire, on 17 January 1733 and baptized at Badminton parish church on 20 January, the eldest child of the carpenter William Linley (bap. 1704, d. 1792) and his wife, Maria (1701–1792). He was evidently musically precocious, as on the family's move to ...

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