(b ?c.1574; d after 1610). English composer. He was one of the leading composers of instrumental music in Elizabethan and Jacobean England: his works for lute were especially popular during his lifetime, and rank second only to Dowland's in quality. He also wrote consort music. Little is known of his life except that he lived in Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire and was a groom of the Queen's Privy Chamber.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.