By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans
Quantity eight discusses, between others, the careers of Charles Incledon, the “English Ballad-Singer,” boxing champion of britain, “Gentleman” John Jackson, and contributors of the recognized Kemble kin— Charles, Maria Theresa, Frances, Henry, John Philip, Priscilla, Elizabeth, Roger, and Stephen.
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On 4 April the Secretary of the Society was ordered to investigate the amount of the annuity Mrs "Howlds" was receiving from St James's and to adjust her pension from the Society accordingly. Howton. See HOOTEN. Page 10 Hoy, Robert [fl. 17911807], actor, manager. The "Gentleman" making his first appearance on any stage who played Henriquez in The Double Falsehood at Covent Garden on 6 June 1791 was identified in Reed's "Notitia Dramatica" as Mr Hoy. Hoy did not pursue a London career further but spent the rest of his time in the provinces.
He also appeared as a dancer. The Townsman and the Theatrical Inquisitor gave Huddart considerable attention during his years in Manchester. The Townsman was much impressed with Huddart's Rolla: . . I cannot hesitate to say, that this performer appears to be the principal support of the company. In the exertions of the evening, he gave proofs of much judgment and considerable powers; but his powers are limited, tho' they might, with study, be greatly improved. Yet how can the efforts of great study be hoped for, from one, however great his talents, who is called up to play, generally a long part every night.
He was probably the Howard who sang at Covent Garden in Alcina in 1735 and was either Harbonah or an Israelite in Esther the same year, or so conjectures Dean in Handel's Dramatic Oratorios and Masques. By 1737 Howard's compositions were being heard at the theatres, and in 173839 some of his songs were used in the pantomime Robin Goodfellow at Drury Lane. Page 4 Samuel Howard was one of the original subscribers to the Royal Society of Musicians when it was formed on 28 August 1739. He composed music for the pantomime The Amorous Goddess for Drury Lane in February 1744, and about 1746 was published A Collection of English Songs written by Howard and Lampe.
A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 8, Hough to Keyse: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans