Born: March 2, 1806, Cam­bridge, Eng­land.

Died: March 20, 1891, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Cam­ber­well, Sur­rey, Eng­land.


Edward was the son of John Dearle and Har­ri­et Har­ris­on.

He was a cho­ris­ter at King’s Col­lege, Tri­ni­ty, and St. John’s Col­lege, Cam­bridge.

He at­tend­ed Cam­bridge Un­i­ver­si­ty (BM 1836, MusD 1842), and in 1837 won the Gresh­am Prize for his an­them Turn Thee Again.

He served as or­gan­ist at St. Paul’s, Dept­ford (1827–30); Black­heath Par­ish Church (1830–32); St. Pe­ter’s Church, Wis­beach (1832–33); Col­le­gi­ate Church of St. Mary, War­wick (1833–35); and Church of St. Ma­ry Mag­da­lene, New­ark-on-Trent (1835–64).

Dearle wrote a large bo­dy of re­li­gious mu­sic, and in 1875, helped found the Tri­ni­ty Col­lege ex­am­i­na­tion board in Port­land Place, Lon­don.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Dearle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),