1842–1923
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July 18, 1842, Waimate, New Zealand.

January 10, 1923, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

William was the son of William Bam­bridge of Wind­sor, Berk­shire, and grandson of George White Bam­bridge of Nor­wich, Nor­folk.

He moved to Eng­land at age six. For a while, he was a chorister at St. George’s, Wind­sor; by age 10, he was playing the organ at Clew­er. He attended Ox­ford University (MusB 1872), and later moved to Marl­bo­rough and married Lou­i­sa Ma­ria Coombs, also a professor of music, in September, 1885 (they had one son, also called Will­iam Sam­u­el, born 1889). Bam­bridge served as organist and choir master at Marl­bo­rough College (1864–1911).

  1. St. Asaph

Bambridge’s burial place