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date: 27 February 2020

Shield, Williamlocked

(bap. 1748/9, d. 1829)
  • R. H. Legge
  • , revised by Bennett Mitchell Zon


Shield, William (bap. 1748/9, d. 1829), composer, was born at Swalwell in the parish of Whickham, co. Durham, the son of William Shield (d. 1757), a music teacher. There appears to be no evidence documenting his birth, although there is reference to a baptism of one ...

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