1813–1858

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 24, 1813, Bur­ton up­on Trent, Staf­ford­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 10, 1858, Charles­ton, South Ca­ro­li­na, of yel­low fe­ver.

Buried: Saint Phil­ip’s Epis­co­pal Church, Charles­ton, South Ca­ro­li­na.

Biography

Henry was the son of Tho­mas Grea­to­rex, or­gan­ist at West­min­ster Ab­bey, and hus­band of ar­tist Eli­za Pratt (1819–1897).

He got his ear­ly mu­sic­al train­ing from his fa­ther. He em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1839, and played the or­gan at Cen­ter Church and St. John’s Church in Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut; St. Paul’s Church and Cal­vary Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal Church, New York Ci­ty; and (from 1853) in Charles­ton, South Ca­ro­li­na.

Publications

Sources

Music

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