Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
SINGLETON, John (d. 1691?).English musician. 1661-uu: Musician in Ordinary for the violins. 166(2)-uu: Musician in Ordinary on Sackbut and Theorbo lute. 167(2)-uu: Musician in the Private Musick for the lutes.167(3)-uu: Musician in Ordinary in the King's Musick for violins. Pasted from:http://www.exlibris.org/eem/eem_charles.html
John Singleton, appointed, 1660, one of the musicians of the sackbuts in place of William Lanier. From the sackbut he advanced to the violin, and lastly to the flute. He is mentioned by Dryden in Mac Flecknoe, and by Shadwell in Bury Fair. He died 1686, and was buried (7th April) in the churchyard of St. Paul's Covent Garden.---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
... He was one of the King's twenty-four fiddlers in 1674; see North's "Memoirs of Musick," ed. Rimbault, 1846, p. 99 (note). He died 1686, and was buried (April 7th), in the churchyard of St. Paul's, Covent Garden.---Wheatley, 1896.
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