Baptized: St. Paul, January 16, 1833, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England. Note: Frost & Nutter both give the year as 1836, but census records say 1833.
Died: June 22, 1913, Richmond, Surrey, England.
William was the son of William and Lucy Filby.
He studied in France, and played the organ at St. Peter’s Church, Hammersmith (1849); Bromley Parish Church, Kent (1853); the London churches of St. Peter, Walworth; St. Matthew, Bayswater; and St. Luke, Westbourne Park; Holy Trinity, Margate, Kent; Holy Trinity, Stepney; and St. Paul, West Greenwich (1884).
He also served as organist at the International Exhibitions of 1882 and 1885, wrote and lectured on church music, opera and music education, and composed organ voluntaries, operettas, songs, part songs and choruses.
If you can help with any of these items, would you ?