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Samuel Gregory Ould

OULD, Dom Samuel Gregory, OSB. b. London, 8 December 1864; d. Exton, Rutland, 10 February 1939.  The son of Wesleyan Methodist parents, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1879, and entered Fort Augustus Abbey in 1884 (Clothed 21 September). He was ordained priest in 1891. In 1904 he was appointed secretary of the Musical Commission established by the Bishops of Scotland to give force to the ‘motu proprio’, Tra le sollecitudini, of Pope Pius X on the reform of Church music. During this time in Scotland he served as choirmaster of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh. In 1920 he became chaplain at Exton Park, near Oakham, Rutland, the seat of the Earl of Gainsborough,...

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