The History of the Family of Drury

Bertram Luard-SelbyAge: 65 years18531918

Bertram Luard-Selby
Given names
Birth February 12, 1853
Address: The Mote
Baptism March 29, 1853 (Age 45 days)
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 28 years)
Address: 23 Dorchester Pl
MarriageAlexandra Ann WrightView this family
between July 1883 and September 1883 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
Bertram Reginald Luard-Selby
between January 1885 and March 1885 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
Dorothy Muriel S Luard-Selby
between July 1887 and September 1887 (Age 34 years)
Address: St George, Hanover Square
Census March 31, 1901 (Age 48 years)
Address: The Cathedral Church Precincts
Death December 26, 1918 (Age 65 years)
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
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Address: St. Aulkmund
Family with Alexandra Ann Wright - View this family
Marriage: between July 1883 and September 1883Lewisham, London, England
21 months
3 years


1901 England - Census transcript - Bertram Selby - Household The Cathedral Church Precincts, Rochester, Kent, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Emp Home Birthplace Infirm
Bertram Luard-Selby Head Mar 47 Organist of Rochester Cathedral Kent, Ightham The Mote
Alexandra Luard-Selby Spouse Mar 37 Wiltshire, Dinton
Dorothy Luard-Selby Daughter Unm 13 London
Sarah Sedge Servant Unm 16 Housemaid domestic worker Kent, Chilton
Lucy Spratt Servant Unm 16 Cook general worker Middx, Ealing

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Positions and works of Organist, Composer and Musical Director, Bertram Luard-Selby

A Brief biography

Bertram Luard-Selby was born in the 14th-century manor house owned by the Selby family for about 300 years. Having studied at the Leipzig Conservatoire, he became organist of St Barnabas, Marylebone, London and Director of Music at Highgate School 1876-81. He was then at Salisbury Cathedral 1881-83; St John's Church Torquay 1884-87; St Barnabas, Pimlico, London 1887-1900 (in succession to Basil Harwood) and Rochester Cathedral 1900-16. His compositions included two operas, incidental music for the theatre, church music, songs, organ and chamber works. His "musical duologue", Weather Or No was used as a companion piece to The Mikado at the Savoy in 1896, and among his orchestral works Village Suite, premiered at the Henry Wood Proms in 1908 and an Idyll seem to be on the lighter side.

He was music editor for A&M 1904 to which he contributed 21 tunes.

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