Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel [Taylor, Samuel Coleridge]
- Stephen Banfield
- and Jeremy Dibble
(b London, Aug 15, 1875; d Croydon, Sept 1, 1912). English composer. He was the illegitimate child of Daniel Hugh Taylor, a doctor and native of Sierra Leone, and Alice Hare Martin, an Englishwoman. He grew up in Croydon with his mother after his father returned to Africa. It has been suggested that Samuel may have enjoyed support from a member of the Coleridge family (see Butterworth, ...