John Humffreys Parry
John Humffreys Parry was an English barrister, who became serjeant-at-law. The son of John Humffreys Parry the antiquarian, he was born in London on 24 January 1816, he received a commercial education at the Philological School and spent a short time in a merchant's office in London. He studied for the bar. Parry was called to the bar in June 1843 at the Middle Temple. On the home circuit he built up a good criminal business, principally at the Old Bailey and the Middlesex sessions. Appointment as a serjeant-at-law, in June 1856, led him to success in the civil courts, he was largely employed in compensation cases for the London and South Coast Railway. Parry obtained a patent of precedence in 1864 from Lord Westbury, led the home circuit. In November 1878 he was elected a bencher of the Middle Temple, his best-known cases were the trial of Manning in 1849. In politics Parry was a Radical—or advanced liberal—and at the time of the first Chartist movement he sympathised with some of their moderate views, knew many of their leaders: William Lovett mentioned assistance received from him.
Parry was one of the founders of the Complete Suffrage Association in 1842. In 1847 Parry unsuccessfully contested Norwich against Sir Samuel Morton Peto. In 1857 he was beaten in Finsbury by Tom Duncombe and William Cox, coming third at the poll despite heavy spending. Parry died on 10 January 1880 at his house in Kensington, he was buried at Brookwood Cemetery in Woking on 15 January 1880. Parry was twice married: first, to Margaret New, who died on 13 September 1856, he had two sons, of whom the elder, John Humffreys, an actor, died in 1891. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Parry, John Humffreys". Dictionary of National Biography. 43. London: Smith, Elder & Co
John Parry (golfer)
John Anthony Parry is an English professional golfer. Parry was born in Harrogate, his brother is named works at Collier Park Golf in Perth, Western Australia. He won several high-profile amateur tournaments including the Danish and Spanish Amateur Championships, represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup before turning professional at the end of 2007. Parry won the 2009 Allianz Golf Open Grand Toulouse on the Challenge Tour, he ended that season in 14th place on the Challenge Tour Rankings to earn his card on the top level European Tour for 2010. During his rookie season he won the inaugural Vivendi Cup to secure a one-year exemption on the tour. 2004 Peter McEvoy Trophy 2005 Danish Amateur Championship 2007 Spanish Amateur Open Championship, Welsh Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship 2008 Ladbrokes Masters, La Cala DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Amateur Jacques Léglise Trophy: 2004 Walker Cup: 2007 2009 Challenge Tour graduates 2012 European Tour Qualifying School graduates 2014 European Tour Qualifying School graduates 2016 European Tour Qualifying School graduates John Parry at the European Tour official site John Parry at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
John Orlando Parry
John Orlando Parry was an English actor, artist and singer. Parry, the only son of Welsh musician John Parry, was born in London and, at an early age, was taught by his father to sing and to play the harp and the piano, he studied the harp under Robert Bochsa. As Master Parry, in May 1825, he appeared as a performer on the harp; as a baritone vocalist he made his début on 7 May 1830 at the Hanover Square Rooms, in London, on the occasion of Franz Cramer's concert, when he sang Handel's Arm, arm, ye brave! with much success. Parry was an illustrator and artist. After receiving lessons from Sir George Smart in sacred and classical music, he was in demand as a singer at the Antient and Philharmonic concerts, at musical festivals in town and country. For him Sigismund Neukomm composed Napoleon's Midnight Review, several other songs, but his best efforts were in simple ballads. In 1833 he visited Italy, received instruction from Luigi Lablache at Naples, where he resided some time. At Posilippo he gave a concert in a theatre belonging to impresario Domenico Barbaja, the second part of which comprised a burlesque on Othello, Lablache taking the part of Brabantio.
He appeared before the king and queen of the Two Sicilies, gave imitations of Lablache and Malibran in a mock Italian trio. He returned to England after perfecting his command of the Italian language, he married, on Anne Combe, the daughter of Henry Combe, a surgeon. They had Maria. In July 1836 he gave his first benefit concert at the Hanover Square Rooms, when Malibran sang for him, he joined her in Mazzinghi's duet When a little farm we keep. Persuaded to try the stage, he came out at the St. James's Theatre, just built by his father's old friend, John Braham, on 29 September 1836, in a burletta called The Sham Prince and composed by his father, he was well received, on 6 December in the same year he appeared in John Poole's Delicate Attentions, in a burletta, The Village Coquettes, written by Charles Dickens, with music by John Hullah. Subsequently he was for a brief season at the Olympic Theatre. By 1839, Parry was becoming known as a comic singer, in 1840 he composed a comic opera called Wanted, a Governess.
In 1842 he forsook the stage for the concert-room, was singing, with Anna Thillon and Josef Staudigl, in pieces written expressly for him by Albert Smith. Parry afterwards accompanied Camillo Sivori, Franz Liszt, Sigismund Thalberg, others in a concert tour through the United Kingdom, his powers as a pianist and his originality as a buffo vocalist were recognised. In 1849 Albert Smith wrote an entertainment entitled Notes Vocal and Instrumental, which Parry produced on 25 June 1850 at the Store Street Music Hall, Bedford Square and illustrated with large water-colour paintings executed by himself. In it he indulged in monologue, sang in different voices, played the piano, made rapid changes of his dress; the entertainment proved more acceptable to the audience than any single-handed performance since the time of Charles Mathews the elder. He was afterwards seen at Crosby Hall, Bishopsgate Street, at Willis's Rooms, King Street, St. James's, in the provinces. On 17 August 1852 he brought out a new solo entertainment at Store Street, called The Portfolio for Children of all Ages, which he continued with much success until August 1853.
The strain of this engagement, proved excessive, for a time he suffered from mental derangement. When somewhat recovered, he became organist at St. Jude's Church and gave lessons in singing. On 4 June 1860, he joined Thomas German Reed and his wife at the Gallery of Illustration, Regent Street, London. Here he performed for nearly nine years, presenting a series of droll impersonations and musical monologues that inspired other comedians, including George Grossmith, he built comic sketches with musical illustrations around his own comic songs. He wrote these entertainments, composed his own music, played his own accompaniments. On 15 July 1869 a complimentary benefit was given him by a distinguished party of amateurs at the Lyceum Theatre, on 7 February 1877 he took a farewell benefit at the Gaiety Theatre, which realised £1,300, his years were embittered by the loss in 1877, through the defalcations of his solicitor, of the greater part of his forty years' savings. He died at the residence of his daughter, Pembroke Lodge, East Molesey, Surrey, at the age of 69, was buried in East Molesey cemetery.
A miniature portrait of Parry by Maclise is in the possession of Esq.. Parry was the composer of numerous songs and ballads, all of which he sang in his own entertainments; the following were printed: Wanted, a Governess, Fair Daphne, Anticipations of Switzerland, The Accomplished Young Lady, My déjeuner à la Fourchette, The Polka explained, Fayre Rosamond, Young England, Miss Harriet and her Governess, The Flying Dutchman, Charming Chloe Cole, Oh, send me not away from home, Little Mary of the Dee, In lonely bow'r bemoans the turtle dove, The Tyrolese Fortune-teller, Bridal Bells, Cupid's Flight, Don't be too particular, Take a bumper and try, The Musical Wife. Duets: Fond Memory, A B C, Tell me, gentle stranger, We are two roving minstrels, Flow, gentle Deva, he wrote the glees, fairies, trip it on the grass and Oh! it is that her lov'd one's away, an
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band was created by a group of British art-school students in the 1960s. Combining elements of music hall, trad jazz and psychedelic pop with surreal humour and avant-garde art, the Bonzos came to the public attention through a 1968 ITV comedy show, Do Not Adjust Your Set; the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band was formed on 25 September 1962 at 162c Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, when Vivian Stanshall and fellow art student Rodney Slater bonded over the late-night transatlantic broadcast of a boxing match between Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston, after being introduced by Slater's flatmate Tom Parkinson. At the time, Slater was playing in a traditional jazz band at college with Parkinson on sousaphone, Chris Jennings on trombone. Trumpeter Roger Wilkes and banjo-player Trevor Brown were the founders of this loose conglomerate at the Royal College of Art, although the lineup is thought to have been exceptionally fluid and revolving, consisting of as many as forty to fifty rotating members if Stanshall's recollections are to be believed.
Stanshall would become the band's next recruit after that day in 1962, when he and Slater rechristened the existing group The Bonzo Dog Dada Band. In the 2004 BBC Four documentary Vivian Stanshall: The Canyons Of His Mind, Slater claims that the name was inspired by playing a Dada-ist word game using Cut-up technique, which involves writing words or phrases on paper, tearing the paper into strips and randomly re-assembling the strips to form new phrases. One of the phrases created was "Bonzo Dog Dada Band": Bonzo Dog after Bonzo the dog, a popular British cartoon character created by artist George Studdy in the 1920s, Dada after the early 20th-century art movement. In the early 1960s comedic pop records by artists such as Charlie Drake, Bernard Cribbins and Spike Milligan were popular in the UK and enjoyed chart success alongside pop music parodies by pop cabaret acts such as The Barron Knights, this fledgling version of the Bonzos was slowly turning its style from more orthodox music towards the comedy-tinged 1920s popular jazz-style sound of groups such as The Alberts and The Temperance Seven.
This original lineup soon imploded, after flatmates Stanshall and Parkinson had overspent their Autumn Term's grant money on good food and musical instruments, which led to their unceremonious eviction in December by their landlord for non-payment of rent. Stanshall and Slater parted ways for a while but Slater in particular kept faith in the band's continued existence and dedicated himself to its eventual resurrection. Things began to come together again in 1963 when the two reunited with Wilkes, two new faces entered the picture: On banjo, double bass and bass guitar, Goldsmiths College lecturer Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell and his lodger, songwriter/pianist and guitarist Neil Innes. Bowhay Nowell was familiar with the band's earlier incarnation and came on board. According to Innes' website, the Bowhay Nowell was added to Vernon Dudley's name by Stanshall, although this has proven to be untrue. Vernon's parents were Bessie Bowhay. Unwilling to lose the unusual'Bowhay' part of the name, they gave their children Vernon Dudley and Peter the name'Bowhay' as an addendum to the surname'Nowell'.
It seems unlikely, that the older more conservative Vernon had used such an affectation in his everyday life before Stanshall's suggestion, which may be where the confusion arose. Multi-instrumentalist Neil Innes, would prove pivotal to the band's continued existence, not to mention their success. Armed with a musical education and a philosophical bent, he would go on to marshal the band's disparate talents into something resembling cohesion, whether they liked it or not; however and success both still lay some way ahead. The band meanwhile had been working with trombonist John Parry and drummer Ed Chamberlain before Rodney recruited Martin Ash, a percussionist who took the stage name of Sam Spoons. Shortly afterwards Spoons secured the band their first regular pub gig at The Kensington in Notting Hill, where they were noticed by "Big" Sid Nicholls who would soon join them as second banjo-player. Big Sid in turn introduced Roger Ruskin Spear to the band. With his interest in sculpture and the manufacture of early electronic gadgets, objets d'art, sound-making systems, having recently played in a one-off impromptu scratch band with Slater and Innes, Spear soon became a member of the Bonzos.
From his own defunct band The Jungle Orchestra, Spear brought with him trumpeter Leon “Lenny” Williams to replace the departing Wilkes. Band members continued to come and go throughout 1963 and 1964 but by 1965 the band had settled to a stable lineup of Stanshall, Innes, Bowhay Nowell, Spear, Williams and Raymond Lewitt; the line-up changed again that year with the departure of Parry, the final'classic' Bonzos band member, "Legs" Larry Smith, joined to replace the outgoing Lewitt. Smith was a long-standing friend of Stanshall's, the two having been students together at Central College of Art. Stanshall had lo
John Parry (1724–1797)
John Parry, was a Welsh lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1780 to 1790. Parry was the second son of Love Parry of Wernfawr and his wife Rachel Corbet, daughter of Vincent Corbet of Ynysymaengwyn, Merionethshire, he was educated at Wrexham under Mr Jones and was admitted at Lincolns Inn on 29 March 1742 and at St John’s College, Cambridge on 5 April 1742. In 1748, he was called to the bar, he married daughter of George Warrington of Wrexham. In June 1769 he was appointed attorney-general for the North Wales circuit, in December 1769 as Constable of Conway Castle, he became a bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 1772 and Treasurer in 1785. Parry was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament for Carnarvonshire at the 1780 general election and was returned unopposed again in 1784. In the last parliament he was twice passed over for a Welsh judgeship and he did not stand in 1790. Parry ceased to be attorney-general for the North Wales circuit in April 1797, six months before his death on 26 October 1797.
He and his wife Elizabeth had no children
Carmarthen (UK Parliament constituency)
Carmarthen was the name of a parliamentary constituency in Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom between 1542 and 1997. It was named Carmarthen Boroughs from 1832 to 1918. At its abolition in 1997 it was replaced by the new Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency and by Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire; because the seat contained mining areas in the valley of the River Gwendraeth, much countryside and a high proportion of Welsh speakers, it was fertile territory for the Labour Party, the Conservatives and Plaid Cymru alike. Although the Conservatives never won the seat, they came within 1200 votes of doing so in 1983. Carmarthen is notable as the first constituency to elect a Plaid Cymru MP, Gwynfor Evans, at a 1966 by-election. Evans was involved in one of the closest General Election results in February 1974, when he lost to the Labour candidate by only three votes; the constituency shot to fame in the following election in October 1974 as the only seat in the country to see its turnout rise on that of February 1974.
Until 1832, it was a borough constituency consisting of the town of Carmarthen. Between 1832 and 1918 it was a district of boroughs constituency, consisting of Carmarthen itself and Llanelli, was sometimes called "The Carmarthen Boroughs". In 1918, the borough was abolished, but the name was transferred to one of the divisions of the county of Carmarthenshire; the constituency was made up of the whole of the county of Carmarthenshire except for the urban area around Llanelli. Notable towns were Carmarthen itself and Llandeilo. In 1997, the Boundary Commission for Wales recommended an extra seat for Dyfed; this led to the seat being split two to one between Carmarthen East & Dinefwr and Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire. Morris' death caused a by-election. Nevill resigned. Cowell-Stepney resigned. Williams resigned after being appointed causing a by-election. Lewis Morris was Liberal candidate but retired before the poll. Carmarthen by-election, 1941 Labour: Moelwyn Hughes elected unopposed. Robert Beatson, A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament D Brunton & D H Pennington, Members of the Long Parliament Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803 The Constitutional Year Book for 1913 F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 J Holladay Philbin, Parliamentary Representation 1832 – England and Wales
John Parry (harpist)
John Parry, known as Parri Ddall, Rhiwabon was born in the Llŷn Peninsula, now Gwynedd, in Wales, was blind from birth. His first patrons were the Griffiths family, of the Cefn Amwlch estate at Bryn Cynan on Pen Llŷn, who provided the young Parry with a Welsh triple harp, he became harpist to Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn at Wynnstay and became a master of the High Baroque. He lived on the Wynnstay estate but spent much of his time at the Williams-Wynn's London home where he performed on the Welsh triple harp for London's cultural elite. Parry became a member of the Royal Society of Musicians in 1763, he inspired Thomas Gray to write The Bard. It is claimed that Parri first wrote down – or dictated to his fellow-compiler Evan Williams – in his manuscript Antient British Music a unnamed'aria', now world-famous as "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly", it was subsequently published and named "Nos Galan" in Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards by Edward Jones. Parry remained with the Williams-Wynn family until his death in 1782.
He was buried at Ruabon Parish Church on 10 October 1782. John Parry's son, William Parry, was an accomplished artist. Many of his works, including portraits of his father, are held by the National Museum in Cardiff. John Parry: Y Telynor Dall – The Blind Harper – by Huw Williams: Clwyd County Council Frank Kidson’s contribution Welsh Music p.p. 492–501 of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians Vol. V, T-Z, 1st edition 1910, ed. J. A. Fuller Maitland, London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd