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Fox, Douglas Gerard Arthur (1893–1978), schoolmaster and musician, was born on 12 July 1893 at Putney, London, the only son and elder child of Gerard Elsey Fox, an engineer, and his wife and first cousin, Edith Makinson Spencer. His mother, a good pianist, began to teach him the piano when he was four and was already showing signs of unusual musical talent. ...

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Greig, Gavin (1856–1914), folksong collector and teacher, was born on 10 February 1856 in the North Lodge, Parkhill estate, near Dyce in Aberdeenshire, the fourth of five children of Gavin Greig (1822–1881), forester and land steward, and his wife, Mary (1815–1893), daughter of ...

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Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster, son of James Halket, was baptized in Banff on 6 July 1692. He completed his studies at King's College, Aberdeen, 1709–13, but—as was then quite common—did not graduate. In 1714 he was appointed schoolmaster, precentor, and session clerk of ...

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Helmore, Thomas (1811–1890), teacher and choirmaster, was born in Kidderminster on 7 May 1811, the son of a Congregational minister. Before going to Magdalen Hall, Oxford (BA, 1840; MA, 1845), he trained his father's choir and taught in his day school at Stratford upon Avon...

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Rhys, Morgan (1716–1779), hymn writer and schoolmaster, was born on 1 April 1716, in Efail Fach, Cil-y-cwm, Carmarthenshire, one of nine children born to Rhys and Ann Lewis. Little is known of his early life but there is ample evidence in the annual ...

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Thomas, John [pseud. Ieuan Ddu] (1795–1871), composer and schoolmaster, was born at Pibwr Llwyd, a farmhouse near Carmarthen. He was educated at Carmarthen, where he later kept a school for a short time. He moved to Merthyr Tudful, Glamorgan, about 1830 to follow the same occupation. Except for a short period when he was clerk to the Chartist ...

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Tucke, John (b. c. 1482, d. in or after 1540), schoolmaster and musician, was born probably in Burford, Oxfordshire. He was admitted as a scholar to Winchester College in 1495 and took the oath on 7 August 1497. His education continued at New College, Oxford...