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26 June, 2013
(1539 - 1623)
||Born, unknown date, probably in Lincolnshire|
||Appointed organist of Lincoln Cathedral|
||Married Juliana Birley|
||Appointed to the prestigious post of "Gentleman of Her Maigesties Chappell", Royal Chapel of Queen Elizabeth, with Tallis|
||Appointed chorister in the Chapel Royal |
||Together with Tallis, granted an exclusive licence for printing and selling of music.
||Received the title of Organist of the Chapel Royal without being obliged to perform the functions of that office|
||Following Juliana's death, Byrd retired at the age of fifty to a home at Stondon Place near Stapleford-Abbott, Essex|
||Died 4 July, Stondon|
||Moved with wife Juliana to Harlington, Middlesex|
||Wife accused of not attending church services, house searched, and Byrd is fined for religious beliefs|