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date: 15 December 2019

Purcell, Henry(i)locked

  • Peter Holman
  •  and Robert Thompson


Member of Purcell family

(d Westminster, London, England, Aug 11, 1664). Singer. He is named as a performer in the 1656 edition of William Davenant's Siege of Rhodes, The. After the Restoration he became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal and on 16 February 1661 he was appointed a singing-man and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey. At this time he and his wife Elizabeth (d 1699) probably had three or four young sons, including (3) Henry (ii): the eldest, Edward, was aged five or six. Their daughter Katherine was baptized in Westminster Abbey in March 1662; (4) Daniel, if he was a son of (1) Henry (i) and not (2) Thomas, may have been born after his father's death, as he was still a Chapel Royal chorister in 1682. Administration of Henry's estate, worth £32 3s, was granted to Elizabeth in the court of the dean and chapter of Westminster on ...

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