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date: 17 October 2019

Byrd, Williamlocked

  • Craig Monson


Byrd, William (1539x43–1623), composer, was born most probably in London, one of seven children and the youngest son of Thomas Byrd (fl. 1520–1570) and his wife, Margery.

Byrd's family believed that their ancestors had resided at Ingatestone, Essex, until the 1400s, when the composer's great-great-grandfather had settled in ...

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