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Brooksbank [née Soutar], Mary Watson (1897–1978), revolutionary and songwriter

Graham R. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Composition. 1415 words.

Brooksbank [née Soutar], Mary Watson (1897–1978), revolutionary and songwriter, was born on 15 December 1897 at 29 Shiprow, Aberdeen, the only daughter of five children born to Alexander...

Denver, John

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Voice. 1344 words.

Denver, John (31 December 1943–12 October 1997), singer, songwriter, and environmental activist, was born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., in Roswell, New Mexico, the son of Henry John...

Fane, John, eleventh earl of Westmorland [formerly Lord Burghersh] (1784–1859), diplomatist and composer

K. D. Reynolds.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Composition. 1166 words.

Fane, John, eleventh earl of Westmorland [formerly Lord Burghersh] (1784–1859), diplomatist and composer, was born on 2 or 3 February 1784 at 4 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London, the...

Gill, William Henry (1839–1923), Manx folklorist and composer

Chloe Woolley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Education; History. 1425 words.

Gill, William Henry (1839–1923), Manx folklorist and composer, was born in Marsala, Sicily, on 24 October 1839, the eldest son of Joseph Gill (1810–1876), civil engineer, and his wife,...

Godfrey, Daniel (1831–1903), army officer, bandmaster, and composer

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Conducting; Composition. 413 words.

Godfrey, Daniel (1831–1903), army officer, bandmaster, and composer, was a member of a family of English military bandmasters. The eldest of four sons of Charles Godfrey (1790–1863),...

Gray, Charles (1782–1851), marine officer and songwriter

T. W. Bayne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 342 words.

Gray, Charles (1782–1851), marine officer and songwriter, was born at Anstruther Wester, Fife, on 10 March 1782, the son of Charles Gray and his wife, Margaret Raker. His education and...

Gurney, Ivor Bertie (1890–1937), composer and poet

Michael Hurd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 1163 words.

Gurney, Ivor Bertie (1890–1937), composer and poet, was born at 3 Queen Street, Gloucester, on 28 August 1890, the elder son and second in the family of two boys and two girls of David...

Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Composition; Education. 773 words.

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,...

Hopkinson, Francis

Harry M. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Composition. 1722 words.

Hopkinson, Francis (02 October 1737–09 May 1791), author, composer, and judge, was born in Philadelphia, the son of Thomas Hopkinson, a lawyer and Pennsylvania councillor, and Mary Johnson....

Hume, Tobias (b. in or before 1569, d. 1645), composer and army officer

Frank Traficante.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 807 words.

Hume, Tobias (b. in or before 1569, d. 1645), composer and army officer, is of unknown parentage. As a professional soldier he appears to have served in the Swedish and Russian armies, and...

Kearney, Peadar (1883–1942), Irish revolutionary and songwriter

Frances Flanagan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Composition. 1444 words.

Kearney, Peadar (1883–1942), Irish revolutionary and songwriter, was born at 11 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin, on 12 December 1883, the oldest of six surviving children of John Kearney...

Morris, Charles (1745–1838), army officer and songwriter

Patrick Waddington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 1680 words.

Morris, Charles (1745–1838), army officer and songwriter, was born probably near Cork, the fourth son of Captain Thomas Morris (d. c.1752), author of the song 'Kitty Crowder', and his wife,...

Morris, Thomas (bap. 1732, d. 1818?), army officer, songwriter, and translator

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Education; Composition. 3 words.

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Reid [formerly Robertson], John (1722?–1807), army officer and composer

Christopher D. S. Field.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 4605 words.

Reid [formerly Robertson], John (1722?–1807), army officer and composer, was probably born on 2 February 1722 at Inverchroskie, near Kirkmichael, Perthshire, the eldest of the three sons of...

Robinson, Sir William Cleaver Francis (1834–1897), colonial governor and composer

Geoffrey Bolton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 957 words.

Robinson, Sir William Cleaver Francis (1834–1897), colonial governor and composer, born in Rosmead, co. Meath, Ireland, on 14 January 1834, was one of the six sons of Admiral Hercules...

Rose, Billy

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Composition; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2051 words.

Rose, Billy (06 September 1899–10 February 1966), songwriter, show business impresario, and philanthropist, was born on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of David Rosenberg, a...

Skinner, John (1721–1807), songwriter and ecclesiastical historian

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; History of Religion; Composition. 1178 words.

Skinner, John (1721–1807), songwriter and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 3 October 1721 at Balfour in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the only child of John Skinner (c.1696–1776), parochial...