Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 28, 1836, St. Da­vid’s Hall, Ex­e­ter, Eng­land.

Died: March 3, 1883, Brad­field, Es­sex, Eng­land.


Leighton was the son of Ri­chard Hayne, rec­tor of Mis­tley, Es­sex.

He gra­du­at­ed from Eton Col­lege, Wind­sor, and Queen’s Col­lege, Ox­ford (BMus 1856, DMus 1860).

At school, he was Eton’s or­gan­ist and con­duct­ed the Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty cho­rus.

He lat­er served as chap­lain of Queen’s Col­lege; vi­car of Hel­ston, Corn­wall (1866–67); suc­cen­tor of Eton (1867–71); rec­tor of Mist­ley (1871–83); and vi­car of Brad­field (1871).

He was al­so known as an or­gan build­er.



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