December 15, 1842, Hackney, England. Though many sources show his birth year as 1842, census entries indicate an 1840 birth.
November 11, 1907, Putney, England.
Putney Vale Cemetery, London.
Gadsby was a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral (1849–58), and organist at St. Peter’s, Brockley, until 1884, when he succeeded John Hullah at Queen’s College, Harley Street, London. In 1880, he became a professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London.