Amott, John 1798-3.feb.1865 Wales, Monmouth - England, Gloucester
organist, studied organ with William Mutlow in Gloucester, 1822-1832 organist of St Chad's Abbey Church in Shrewsbury Shropshire (Salop), 1832-1865 he succeeded Mutlow as organist and choirmaster of Gloucester Cathedral, conductor of the Gloucester Musical Festivals and the Three Choirs Festival when it was held in Gloucester, 26.may.1834 Henry R Bishop sent him a letter 'concerning the engagement of his wife Anna Bishop at the Gloucester Festival, offering for performance his new sacred cantata 'The Seventh Day' as well as all the parts that might be required gratuitously for that occasion', he died at his home at the College Green in Gloucester and was buried at Gloucester Cemetery ; son of James Norris Amott (Monmouthshire 11.mar.1770-) and Charlotte Boyce (Monmouthshire 1768-25.aug.1850 Surrey, Richmond) ; he married Harriet (Nottinghamshire, Newark-on-Trent 1796-25.jul.1868 Suffolk, Wangford) ; daughter Harriet (Shrewsbury 1826-), daughter Eliza Boyce Ellis (Shrewsbury 1829-), daughter Clara Ellen Amott Arnott (Gloucestershire, Cheltenham 18.aug.1833-)

[Stratton 1897 gives erroneously died 9.feb.1865]

Title Parts

[] Sanctus and Kyrie in G
printed in Bunnett's "Sacred Harmony" 1865

[] A selection of Chants, Kyrie eleison, &c., arranged in score with an accompaniment for the Organ or Piano Forte
pub Clementi & Co., London ?1825

writing: Annals of the Three Choirs (of Glouchester, Worcester and Hereford). Cocks & Co., London 1864 (2nd edition of the work commenced by Rev. Daniel Lysons (1762-1834) and carried on to 1864 by John Amott)
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