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Walsh, John (i)locked

  • Frank Kidson,
  • William C. Smith,
  • Peter Ward Jones
  •  and David Hunter


(b ?1665 or 1666; d London, 13 March 1736). Music seller, engraver, printer, publisher and instrument seller, probably of Irish extraction. He was established in London by about 1690. On 24 June 1692 he was appointed musical instrument-maker-in-ordinary to William III in succession to John Shaw, whose trade sign of ‘The Golden Harp and Hoboy’ he also adopted; in the same year he married Mary Allen, by whom he had 15 children, of whom only three survived infancy....

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