- David Brown
(b ?1575–80; fl 1599–1614). English composer. He dedicated his madrigal volume (1599), ‘these first fruits of my simple skill … the indeavors of a yong wit’, to Ralph Assheton, who held civic office in both Lancashire and Cheshire, as a token for favours received. It seems probable, therefore, that Bennet came from the north-west of England, and was born about ...