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James Oswald 1710-1769. Crail Composer.
« on: Monday 25 November 19 14:41 GMT (UK) »
Folks, John Purser, historian, in an article in todays National, is seeking the burial place of the above musician. Son of the Crail town drummer, Oswald had Lord Bute & the Prince of Wales as patrons & was appointed "Chamber composer to George III".  Finding where this court composer was buried is his problem. As as a widower he married secretly? aristocrat Leonora Robinson Lytton, a widow.
 He was based at Knebworth, Herts, for many years, where he died but the gravestones there are apparently indecipherable.  Buried anonymously in the tomb she occupied when died as Leonora Robinson Lytton Oswald  in 1790 is a possibility.

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Re: James Oswald 1710-1769. Crail Composer.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 November 19 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Great information Skoosh thanks. Had a busy day so not had time to read my newspaper.

Your read the National too ?? Brilliant newspaper. They do a Sunday edition too. :)

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Re: James Oswald 1710-1769. Crail Composer.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 November 19 22:39 GMT (UK) »
Aye Dorrie, I'm a big fan & get it by paper subscription. Kirsty Strickland, what a girl!  ;D

The Oswald business is a mystery right enough, a star in his day too, despite his humble origins.

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Re: James Oswald 1710-1769. Crail Composer.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 08:56 GMT (UK) »
The Wee Ginger Dug is a favourite of ours too  ;D ;D

Carry on reading.

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Re: James Oswald 1710-1769. Crail Composer.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 14:43 GMT (UK) »
Wee Ginger Dug first-class today Dorrie, I met this Wee Ginger Dug in George Square & it's actually Spanish & quite a big Wee Ginger Dug!  ;D

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Re: James Oswald 1710-1769. Crail Composer.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Didn't know that Skoosh about the Wee Ginger Dug  ;D ;D

My Better  ::) half thinks Kirsty Strickland is the best thing since "sliced bread" Old man's fantacy no doubt.

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Re: James Oswald 1710-1769. Crail Composer.
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 13:09 GMT (UK) »
Snap Dorrie!  ;D

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