Beville, reverend William 4.aug.1755-16.jul.1822 England Lincolnshire, Hempswell - Berkshire, Reading Calcot
1774 matriculated at Cambridge University, 1778 BA, 1781 MA, 15.mar.1778 ordained deacon, 1779 ordained priest, settled in London and gained great reputation as preacher, held appointments at the Chapel of Gt Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields and in Spring Gardens, 1788-1822 rector of Exford Somerset, he died at his residence Calcot Park near Reading ; 9.feb.1801 at Marylebone Church London he married the widow Elizabeth Rochford nee Sterling

he used words from the tale The Vicar of Wakefield and on the manuscript of 'Turn Angelina' he is named Mons.r Beville suggesting that reverend William Beville (1755-1822) may have been the composer of the following works

Title Parts

[] The hermit. Cantata
dedicated to the Honble. Miss Tryon
music W. Beville - ? William Beville at the age of 20
words from the tale The Vicar of Wakefield by the late Dr. Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)
pub John Welcker, London ?1775
pub Published by permission of the author by Longman & Broderip, London 1783

[] Turn, Angelina, ever dear. 2 Sopranos and piano
music Mons.r Beville - ? reverend William Beville
words from the tale The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)
also erroneously attributed to baron Gustavus Nolcken (17??-1831 USA Pa, Portland) or to his father baron Gustavus Adam Nolcken (c1732-16dec1812 England Surrey, Richmond)
also used in Edwin and Angelina or The banditti, Broadway, New York 19dec1796 (music Victor Pelissier, lyrics Elihu Hubbard Smith)

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