Behenna, Josiah 27.aug.1871-13.nov.1943 England Cornwall, Creegbrause - Truro
pianist, born in Creegbrause district of Kenwyn, 1891 aged 19 as music teacher residing with his parents in Kenwyn, 1891-1894 studied with Crosby Smith at Trinity College in London, 1901 as music teacher boarding in St Austell Cornwall, 1906 in Gwennap, 1910 music teacher at 15 Coronation Terrace in Truro and residing in nearby Highertown, 21.sep.1915-1921 member of the freemason Tregullow Lodge in St Day, he was a bad teacher, instead of teaching the scales to begin with, he used to bring a big piece nearly every week where the pupils weren't prepared for and he charged two shillings a copy ; son of copper/tin miner Thomas Behenna (Cornwall, Kenwyn 1844-4.mar.1918 Chacewater) and Elizabeth Teague (Kenwyn 1845-7.aug.1916 Chacewater) ; 9.jan.1898 in Gwennap Cornwall he married Edith Mary Evelyn Andrew (Cornwall 1871-1963 Truro) ; son composer Donald

Title Parts

[] Pleasant moments. Caprice for the pianoforte
pub Can be had at Heard and Sons, Truro 1895

[] A soldier's message. Song
words R. G. Gattley
pub Weekes & Co., London 1901

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