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NameThomas Myriell
Livedb. ca. 1580-03-25 - d. ca. 1625-03-25 (old)
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Associated PlacesCold Norton -- ParishShellow Bowells -- ParishSt Stephen Walbrook -- ParishCorpus Christi College -- Place of Study
Source of DataACAD (Venn) (ID: MRLS596T); Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedFor more on Myriell, see Pamela J. Willetts, 'The Identity of Thomas Myriell', Music & Letters, 53.4 (1972), 431-33; Craig Monson, 'Thomas Myriell's Manuscript Collection: One View of Musical Taste in Jacobean London', Journal of the American Musicological Society, 30.3 (1977), 419-65; Donna M. Di Grazia, 'New Perspectives on Thomas Myriell's Tristitiae remedium and Add. Ms.29427', Early Music, 38.1 (2010), 101-12.
Other NoteThe exact date of birth of Thomas Myriell (or Merrills) is not known. Born c. 1580, he matriculated sizar from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, c. 1596. Myriell graduated B.A. in 1600/1. On 5 April 1601, he was ordained deacon in London; he was ordained priest eleven days later. Myriell was appointed rector of Cold Norton, Essex, in 1609. In 1616, he was instituted to the rectory of St Stephen's Walbrook. He also held the rectory of Shellow Bowells, Essex. He is remembered today as a music collector and scribe; see British Library, Add MSS 29372-7, and British Library, Add MS 29427.
GEMMS record createdNovember 15, 2023
GEMMS record last editedNovember 15, 2023