Ozias Thurston Linley

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Ozias as a boy (attributed to Thomas Lawrence)
Ozias as an adult, dressed as a canon, by Archer James Oliver.

Ozias Thurston Linley (1765–1831) was one of seven musical siblings born to the composer Thomas Linley the elder and his wife Mary Johnson.

He graduated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1789, becoming a minor canon of Norwich Cathedral the following year and Junior Fellow and Organist at Dulwich College from 1816. He was noted for his eccentricity and strong language.[1]


  1. ^ Aspden, Suzanne (2004). "Ozias Thurstan Linley". Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. (Subscription required (help)).