John Weldon

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Born: 19 January 1676

Died: 7 May 1736


The entry in Cathedral Music, Volume 2 (William Boyce) reads:

John Weldon, was born at Chichester, and educated at Eton College School. He first learnt Music under John Walter, Organist of that College, but leaving his other Studies in Pursuit of this, he afterwards commenced a Scholar to Henry Purcell.

He was admitted a Gentleman Extraordinary of the Chapel Royal, January the 6th, 1701, and became Organist thereof in 1708. On the Establishment of a second Composer's Place for the Royal Chapels in 1715, he was appointed to it. He was also Organist to the Parish Churches of St. Martin in the Fields, and St. Bride, London. He died in 1736, and was succeeded in the King's Service by the Editor of this Work.

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