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George Ebenezer Williams

George Ebenezer Williams was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey from 1814-1819. He was buried in the south cloister on 24th April 1819 aged 35 but has no monument or inscribed gravestone. He was born in London in 1783 and was a chorister at St Paul's cathedral. At age 12 he was already writing chants and later was the author of various songs and books on pianoforte. He was an assistant to Dr Samuel Arnold, Abbey organist, and later taught a future organist James Turle. His wife was Eliza and their daughter Isabella was born in 1817 and baptised at St Margaret's Westminster.


24th April 1819




Cloisters; South Cloister

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George Ebenezer Williams
George Ebenezer Williams

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