William Henshaw

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B: 1791 
D: 1877 
William Henshaw     [ID 18649] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1791.1,2,3  

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)Photo: William Henshaw 5

(photo)Photo: Biographical sketch of William Henshaw and his brother Thomas Weogzell Henshaw 3


Sources

  1. Contribution from Christine Parkinson ().
  2. "Cathedral Organists Past and Present", by John Ebenezer West (London: Novello and Company Ltd., 1899); http://books.google.com.
  3. "British Musical Biography: A Dictionary of Musical Artists, Authors and Composers",
    by James Duff Brown and Stephen S. Stratton (Birmingham: Chadfield and Son Ltd., 1897); http://books.google.com.
  4. Durham County Record Office; Index to obituaries in the "Durham Directory"; http://www.durham.gov.uk.
  5. "The succession of organists at Durham Cathedral": http://www.duresme.org.uk/CATH/successn.htm.
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Cathedral.


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