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Beale, William (1784-1854), organist and singer

William Barclay Squire and David Golby

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1807

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Beale, William (1784-1854), organist and singer, was born at Landrake, Cornwall, on 1 January 1784. He was a chorister at Westminster Abbey under Samuel Arnold and Robert Cooke until his voice broke, after which he served as a midshipman on board the Révolutionnaire, a 44-gun frigate which had been captured ...

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