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Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

PARRY, (Sir) Charles Hubert Hastings. b. Bournemouth, 27 February 1848; d. Rustington, near Worthing, Sussex, 7 October 1918. His mother died of consumption twelve days after his birth. He grew up on his father’s estate at Highnam Court, close to Gloucester. Educated at preparatory schools in Malvern and Twyford, near Winchester (where he was encouraged by G. W. Kitchin*), and at Eton College (1861-6), he took lessons from Sir George Elvey*, organist at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Elvey tutored him for his Oxford MusB, which Parry successfully took in 1866 (the youngest ever successful candidate). In January 1867 he entered Exeter College, Oxford, where he read law and modern history (BA...

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