He was born in Worcester on 4 October 1815, the son of a baker. He was an articled pupil of Charles Clarke, the Cathedral Organist, from 1828 - 1835, after which he became deputy organist. When Clarke died in 1844, Done succeeded him as Organist. He remained organist for 51 years until his death
| Organist and Master of the Choristers of Worcester Cathedral
- The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.