Dr. Elizabeth B. Holmes <bede(a)ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:
Hi, I have just joined this list. I am looking for any
JOHN Bacchus DYKES- but especially about his birth and family. I believe
he was b. in Kingston -on-Hull about mid 1820s.
There are descendants of my great grandfather in Sunderland Co Durham to
whom he is probably related.Any help would be appreciated, I live in a
small town in Nova Scotia Canada and Genealogical rescources are poor
unless you are from this area or Newfoundland. Betty.
The "Oxford Dictionary of Music" says that he was born in Hull in 1823, and
died in Ticehurst, East Sussex in 1876, but no other family information. I'm
pretty sure you would find something about him in a biographical
dictionary - I believe there may be some online somewhere, or perhaps you
could try Google. You could also try the multi-volumed Groves Dictionary of
Music and Musicians which you may find in a large library.