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Eng. family of organists spanning nearly 200 years. John (b York, 1735; d York, 1803), organist, York Minster 1756–99 and composer for hpd. His son Matthew (b York, 1764; d York, 1844), organist, York Minster 1799–1842, composer of org. mus. and kbd. sonatas. His son John (b York, 1790; d York, 1859), organist, York Minster 1842–8. His son Thomas Simpson (b York, 1828; d York, 1912), organist, York Minster 1848–59. His son John (b York, 1853; d York, 1939), organist, Beverley Minster 1875–1933.

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