Bennett, William Mineard 2.nov.1778-17.oct.1858 England Devon, Exeter - Exeter Sidwell
painter of portraits and miniatures, 2.nov.1778 baptized at St Thomas the Apostle in Exeter as son of William and Mary, received instruction in painting from Sir Thomas Lawrence in London, his brilliant wit and talents made him a great favourite in the society of the most distinguished literary men, 1812, 1816, 1834 and 1835 his works were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, he spent many years under the patronage and friendship of the Duc de Berri in Paris, 1844 he returned to Exeter, he died at 2 Hill's-buildings in St Sidwell Exeter without leaving descendants

Title Parts

[] The victory of Trafalgar. Soprano and piano
words by Mrs. J. Cobbold, music by Wm M. Bennettt, Esqr.
pub London ?1806

[] O woman, if by simple wile!, with an accompaniment for the piano-forte
pub Clementi, Banger, Hyde, Collard & Davis, London ?1809

[] Farewell my love. Ballad. Soprano
introduced by Mrs. Sterling of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
composed and dedicated to Lady More
pub G. Graupner, at his Music Store, no.6 Franklin Street. Boston 1811

[] Bennett's Music. 3 Glees, 3 Catches, a duet & a ballad
pub London 1813

[] O salutaris hostia. Motet a trois voix. Soprano, tenor, bass and organ
pub Chez Pacini, Paris and Chez Cartoux, Lyon c1825

[] Si j'etais petit papier. Chansonnette
pub Paris ?1835

[] The stars of the night arise. A glee for three voices
the words from Ossian
pub J. Green, London c1840

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