Samuel Peirson

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Samuel Peirson
Born 1647
Died 1720
Nationality English
Occupation Organist

Samuel Peirson (c. 1647 - 1720) was an English organist.


Peirson succeeded John Reading as Organist of Chichester Cathedral in October 1677. He was suspended for three months in 1711 for his public assertion that "the late King William was a pickpocket... he had no more religion than a dog!". It was during Peirson's tenure of office that Renatus Harris installed the Main Organ in the cathedral.[1] He died in office at Chichester.[2]

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
John Reading
of Chichester Cathedral

Succeeded by
Thomas Kelway