[taken from Chapter 1 Manx Worthies, A.W.Moore, 1901]

ROBERT LLEWELLYN CALEY (b. 1809, d. 1861),

son of Captain P. Caley, a retired army officer who lived in Castletown. went to St. John's College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of B.A. in due course. In 1837, he was elected to the office of Precentor in Bristol Cathedral. The Bristol " Times," in an obituary notice, remarks that " theoretically and practically he was a good musician, and some of his compositions, especially a Sanctus and Kyrie which are published in Richardson's collection, were in frequent use in many of the English Cathedrals," and, in referring to his character, that " he was one whose gentle, genial, and kind nature, in which Christian simplicity and courtesy met, made him the object of affectionate regard to all acquainted with him."


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