Ashton, Charles 1.feb.1815-11.jul.1862 England, Lincoln - London Lambeth
tenor singer, teacher of singing, arranger/editor, no original compositions are known, 1822 chorister at Lincoln Cathedral, 1831-1841 first tenor at Lincoln Cathedral, organist of the church of St Peter's in Gowts and of St Peter's in Eastgate Lincoln, 1841-1862 tenor and lay vicar at Durham Cathedral, he sang at many of the provincial festivals, 1862 residing at New-North-Road in Durham, died at 10 Strathmore Terrace in London Lambeth when there seeking medical advice and was buried at Norwood Cemetery in Lambeth ; he married Diana Valentina West (Gainsborough Lincolnshire 14.feb.1814-1904 London Marylebone) ; father of the composers Algernon Ashton and Diana Ashton

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[] Services of the Church, consisting of the Preces, Responses, Litany, and thirty-two double Chants, as sung in Durham Cathedral. Adapted for four and five voices, with a separate arrangement for the organ or pianoforte
pub J. Hart, for the Editor, London 1844, second edition 1848

[] Anthem "I will cry unto God with my voice" adapted from the "Et incarnatus & Et resurrexit", edited by C. Ashton
music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Twelfth Mass KV Anh.232), edited by Charles Ashton
pub London ?1850

[] Anthem, Great God of all, Holy Creator. Mixed choir and piano
music Beethoven, selected & arranged from the piano forte sonata op.97, for the use of Durham Cathedral by Charles Ashton of the Durham Cathedral Choir
pub London, 69 Dean Street Soho & 35 Poultry, also in New York at 389 Broadway
published for the editor at the London Sacred Music Warehouse, J. Alfred Novello, London 1852/1862

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