By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

Quantity eight dis­cusses, between others, the careers of Charles Incledon, the “English Ballad-Singer,” boxing champion of britain, “Gentleman” John Jackson, and individuals of the recognized Kemble family members— Charles, Maria Theresa, Frances, Henry, John Philip, Priscilla, Elizabeth, Roger, and Stephen.

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On 20 January 1746 a Mrs Huddy, described as a widow in distress, was given a benefit at the Goodman's Fields playhouse; tickets were available from her at the Fleece Tavern on the corner of Ayliffe Street, Goodman's Fields. She was surely Philip Huddy's widow, and we may guess that he had recently diedperhaps late in 1745. Hudgson. See HODGSON. Hudson. See also HODGSON and HODSON. Hudson, Mr [fl. 17711789], actor, singer, dancer, manager. A Mr Hudson acted Young Dudley in a performance of The West Indian at the Haymarket Theatre on 15 April 1771.

Displaying musical precocity, at the age of four she was articled to the singer Michael Kelly. According to a press clipping in the Folger Library, Fanny sang at Vauxhall Gardens in 1786, but such a feat would have been impossible if she truly was only 15 years old, as claimed by the Thespian Dictionary, at the time of her debut at Covent Garden in 1800. With her sister, Fanny did sing at Vauxhall in 1798, and a collection of James Hook's songs as sung there by the two Misses Howells, Dignum, Harvard Theatre Collection FANNY HOWELLS engraving by van Assen Denman, Mrs Mountain, and Mrs Franklin were published that year.

Administration of his estate was granted to his daughter Anna Howard of the parish of Kingsburg, Middlesex. In that administration Samuel Howard was described as a widower. The Catalogue of Printed Music in the British Museum lists a sizable number of songs, overtures, act tunes, cantatas, and anthems by Howard. Most of his work was light in nature and designed for theatrical entertainments. Howard, Thomas [fl. 1794], harpsichordist. Doane's Musical Directory of 1794 listed Thomas Howard, of No 10, Church Street, Westminster, as a harpsichordist and a subscriber to the New Musical Fund.

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