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Morpeth Waits


"William Lamshaw 1712-1798, an innkeeper at Morpeth, and one of the Town Waits, became the Duchess's piper in 1775, was John Peacock's first teacher, and his family is remembered in the tune Lamshaw's Fancy."

These are some musicians found in the Morpeth parish register transcripts, plus the document noted for Shafto.


NAME
FIRST RECORD
LAST RECORD (not death)
DEATH/BURIAL
DESCRIPTION

Jollie / Jolly Edward

1681

musician


Shafto / Shaftoe Aaron

1697

1710

Musician
(Northumberland Record Office, ZMI/B6/III/43,
30 Dec 1710 Receipt)


Shotton Robert

1696

1699

musician fiddler


Story Thomas

1684

wait


Wilson James

1688

dancing master


Young James

1703

musician



Margaret Maddison



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