A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Leeves, William
LEEVES, Rev. William, born 1748, became in 1779 rector of Wrington, Somerset, the birthplace of John Locke, the philosopher. He composed much sacred music, but will be remembered only as the author of the air of 'Auld Robin Gray' (words by Lady Anne Barnard, born Lindsay of Balcarres) written in 1770, but not known as his before 1812. He died at Wrington. May 25, 1828.
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