1706, Hanbury, Worcestershire, England.

December 12, 1706, Hanbury, Worcestershire, England.

July 27, 1777, Oxford, England.

St. Peter-in-the-East, Oxford, England.

Son of John Hayes, William was a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral under William Hine, and organist at St. Mary’s, Shrewsbury (1729–31); Worcester Cathedral (1731–34); and Magdalen College, Oxford (1734–77). He received his BMus degree in 1735, and DMus in 1749. He served as Professor of Music from 1741 until his death. His works include:

  1. New 113th
  2. Tranmere
  3. Magdalen College