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date: 14 July 2020

Hatton, Sir Christopher locked

  • Jonathan P. Wainwright


(b Barking, Essex, June 28, 1605; d nr Corby, Northamptonshire, July 4, 1670). English music patron and collector. His family's principal residence was at Kirby Hall, near Corby. His father, also Sir Christopher Hatton (c1570–1619), was a patron of Orlando Gibbons; Gibbons's First Set of Madrigals and Motets (1612) and Hume's Poeticall Musicke (1607) are both dedicated to him. The younger Hatton was Charles I's Comptroller of Household at Oxford during the Civil War and was created 1st Baron Hatton on 29 July 1643. He employed George Jeffreys as steward and appears to have engaged Stephen Bing and John Lilly for specific copying projects. Michael East dedicated his Seventh Set of Bookes (1638) to him. The Hatton music collection still survives (GB-Och ). Much of the Venetian printed music was bought from the London bookseller Robert Martin; Jeffreys and Bing made manuscript copies, perhaps for performances at the Oxford court (...

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