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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 5, Eagan to by Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

Not like one another, quantity five is a sociological portrait of more often than not little humans of their tragic and comedian efforts to accomplish reputation at the London level through the recovery and eighteenth century, while quantity 6 is dom­inated through the glamour of David Gar­rick, Nell Gwyn, and Joseph Grimaldi, the distinguished clown. a few 250 por­traits individualize the good and small of the theatres of London.

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Perhaps he was the Eden Page 8 who was in Miller's company at Derby in February 1769, in Carleton's troupe there in November 1772, and in Whitley's band in December 1779. Edenborough, Mr [fl. 1794], bassoonist. Doane's Musical Directory of 1794 listed Mr Edenborough of Nottingham as a bassoonist who played in Handelian concerts at Westminster Abbey. Edes, Thomas [fl. 1672], musician. On 2 October 1672 Thomas Edes and several others were ordered arrested for playing music without licenses. Edeter, Mr [fl.

Eccles had written his will on 30 July 1728, cutting off his three daughters, Ann, Bridget, and Mary, with a shilling each. " His estate, of undetermined worth, went to his servant Sarah Gainor. A codicil written on 27 December 1734 provided an additional £30 to Sarah for five years of wages due her. The will was proved on 13 January 1735. The names of Eccles's daughters and those of his brothers Thomas and Henry would suggest that the following entries in the parish registers of St. Giles in the Fields concerned the musician: Henry-Thomas, son of John Eccles, gentleman, and his wife Ann, was baptized on 2 September 1702; their daughter Bridget was baptized on 29 August 1703; and their daughter Eleanor was baptized on 30 December 1705.

16751702], violinist, singer? The elder Henry Eccles was possibly an uncle of the younger Henry and of the more famous John. Perhaps it was he who was one of the violinists in the production of the court masque Calisto in February 1675. " On 31 August 1685 Henry Eccles was listed as a bass (singer, presumably) in the private music of James II, and documents in the Lord Chamberlain's accounts refer to Eccles regularly through 1702. In January 1691 he was one of the royal musicians who accompanied William III on a trip to Holland, but of his other activities in the King's Musick the records tell us little more than that Eccles was paid £40 annually.

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