┌── (unknown) Henshaw │ │ │ William Henshaw ───┤ B: 1791 D: 1877
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William Henshaw died Sep 30 1877, Clapham, England; buried Nunhead Cemetery.1,2,3 (Oct 30 1877).4 (1878).5
William was Doctor of Music, and Organist and Choir Master at Durham Cathedral,1,2,5 serving from 18145 (1813)2,6 (1811)3 to 1862.2,3,5 A history of Durham Cathedral noted about William Henshaw:5
Appointed aged 22 on "the same salary (without the daily allowance) as Mr.Clarke" - who had moved to Worcester Cathedral. In a report of the Parliamentary Commissioners at the time of the Cathedrals Act 1840, the Durham Organist's salary of £209 was noted as "the highest". [The Dean's income became £3000 as a result of the Act]. Henshaw lived at 13 Bow Lane, resigned on a pension for life of £260 pa, and died in 1878.
Photo: William Henshaw 5
Photo: Biographical sketch of William Henshaw and his brother Thomas Weogzell Henshaw 3
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