1824–1908

March 7, 1824, Chelms­ford, Es­sex, Eng­land.

March 31, 1908, Ham­il­ton, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.

Hamilton Cemetery, Ham­il­ton, On­tar­io.

Robert was the son of Charles  Ambrose and So­phia Stone­ham. His father was the organist at Chelms­ford Cathedral.

The family emigrated to Ca­na­da in 1837, but when they moved to Ham­il­ton in 1845, Robert stayed behind on the farm in Guelph. Two years later, though, he joined his brother Charles Jr., a music teacher in Kings­ton.

Robert went on to become organist and choirmaster at St. George’s Church, and at Church of the As­cen­sion in Ham­il­ton, and a teacher at the Wes­ley­an Ladies College in Ham­il­ton.

He composed some 80 songs, 14 part-songs and 25 instrumental pieces.

  1. Dulce Domum

where to get Ambrose’s photo