Frederick William Sykes

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Frederick William Sykes FRCO (1862 – 30 October 1932)[1] was an organist and composer based in England.


He was born in 1862, the son of Matthew Skyes and Mary Crowther.

He studied organ under Dr. William Spark, the Leeds Borough Organist, and succeeded Edward Johnson Bellerby after a competition to elect his successor.[2]

He married Margaret Richardson Wilson in 1884 and had two children:

  • Evelyn Hilda Sykes 1886 - 1969
  • Bertha Sykes 1889


  • Organist of St. Peter's Church, Morley, ???? - 1881
  • Organist of Selby Abbey 1881 - 1919


He composed music for organ and choir

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Edward Johnson Bellerby
Organist of Selby Abbey
Succeeded by
Henry Oswald Hodgson


  1. ^ Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 1 November 1932
  2. ^ Leeds Mercury, 18 November 1881