James Douglas in Windsor, England - mid 19th Century

from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, pages 5-6:

At Eton we were called by the Etonians “Canaries” & some of us received considerable kindness & many presents from them.

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James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 5-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524216516893 accessed: 28 May, 2024 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)

location of experience: Windsor, England


James Douglas
chemist, Clerk and manager railways, tobacco importer

Listening to

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Unspecified singing-- boy performed by Bluett

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live


Eton College shared the St George's Chapel choir from the 1660s to 1868 when the link was broken. Services at St George's chapel always took precedence. James Douglas lodged in Eton as a chorister with a Miss Mitchell, whose brother was 'one of the Lay Clerks at S. Georges and also organist at Eton' and whose father had been coachman to the Lord Provost of Eton (p. 2).

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:28:37 +0100
Approved on Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:04:02 +0100