I *should* be editing a book about the boys of the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys who died in the two world wars but I found this note, made a couple of years ago, and felt it was time to publish the names here.
It's extracted from an article in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal of 4th June 1859, and I've listed the Ely names.....
THE CHORAL FESTIVAL AT ELY
In our last number we stated that we should probably punish the names of those members of the various choirs of the diocese who took part in the musical services at the Choral Festival at Ely last week. We now redeem our conditional promise by printing the following list:-
Treble: Henry Macrow, Francis Woods, Charles Ling, Thomas Wilson, George Great, Thomas Kempton, Henry Bowles, Charles Levett, Arthur Jackman, William Macrow, William Barnard, Charles Cropley, William Goldsworthy, John Raby, Richard Chappell, James Goodbody, William Henry Hope, George Morgan, Joseph Ling, Charles King, William Levitt.
Alto: Messrs Charles Ling, Jesse Skelding, George Bickley, Albert Markwell.
Tenor: Messrs John Meacham, Richard Cross, G F Jackman, Benjamin Powell, Henry Hazell.
Bass: Messrs Thomas Kempton Snr, Jabez Jackman, Frederick Helmore (master of the choristers), Thomas Kempton Jnr, Owen Yarrow, Lister Jackman.
ELY TRINITY PARISH
Treble: T Atkin, R Atkin, J Bull, F Bull, R Chapman, E Cross, T Fenn, W Layton, T Negus, x Gotobed, x Jervis, R Bonnett, E Cuttriss, H Toombs, x Cooper, x Woodroffe, Emma Askew, Betsy Fisher, Mary Ann Cuttriss, Harriet March, Sarah Ann Dalliday, Mary Cooper, Mary Ann Murray.
Alto: George Legge, Luke Cornwell, Robert Macrow, x Barber.
Tenor: Messrs Richard Toombs, William Toombs, Fyson Toombs, George Porteous, Charles Barratt, Thomas Cropley, Charles Morgan, Albert Lion, John Bull, James Greaves.
Bass: Messrs John Kempton, F Kempton, W Wilkinson, George Houghton, Albert Jackman, John Marsh, John Moore, John Toombs.
Hope it helps someone somewhere.....