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John Andrew Stevenson

STEVENSON, (Sir) John Andrew. b. Dublin, 1761; d. Kells, County Meath, 14 September 1833. Born in Crane Lane off Dame Street, Dublin, he was an indentured choirboy at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin in 1775, receiving tutorage under Richard Woodward junior and Samuel Murphy. He was appointed stipendiary at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 20 July 1775 by Dean Cradock and at Christ Church Cathedral in 1781; then vicar choral at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1783 and at Christ Church Cathedral in 1800. He received the degree of DMus, honoris causa, from the University of Dublin in 1791. He was knighted on 27 April 1803, and appointed the first organist and musical director at the newly erected Chapel...

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