John Henry Maunder

MAUNDER, John Henry.  b. Chelsea, London, 21 February 1858; d. Brighton, Sussex, 25 January 1920. He was the only son of John and Eliza Maunder. He married Ellen Fanny Fulgoux Dakin of Wandsworth,  March 1880: they had one daughter, Winifred, b. October 1884.  Little of Maunder’s early life is known, except that he studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Two announcements in the London Gazette (27 April 1877 and 2 December 1898) and two census entries, 1891 and 1911, confirm his employment as an Inland Revenue clerk. He had retired by 1911, aged 53. Maunder does not appear to have attracted any patron or mentor at the R.A.M., and his lowly family background (his father was a carpenter)...

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