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Priest [Preist], Josias [Josiah ]locked

  • Jennifer Thorp


( bc 1645; bur. Chelsea, Jan 3, 1735). English dancing-master and choreographer . He may have been the ‘Mr Priest’ who danced an entrée with Mary Davis in Sir Martin Mar-All at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre in 1667 (Downes) and probably the Josiah Preist (the form of the surname often preferred in early sources) who was arrested with four others in ...

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A. Ashbee and D. Lasocki, eds.: A Biographical Dictionary of English Court Musicians, 1485-1714 (Aldershot, 1998)
A. Ashbee: Records of English Court Music (Snodland/Aldershot, 1986-95)
Early Music