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Onseley Sir Frederick

Onseley, Sir Frederick (1825-89), an English musician, succeeded his father in the baronetcy at the age of 19. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and, having taken orders, became curate of St. Paul's, Knightsbridge. In 1855 he was appointed professor of music at Oxford, and ill 1856 vicar of St. Michael's, Tenbury. He had a wonderful -knowledge of music, was a composer, and was a good linguist. He founded and endowed the college of St. Michael, Tenbury, for the education of choristers. He edited Naumann's History of Music, wrote a Treatise on Harmony, and the oratorios St. Polycarp and Hagar.