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Inv. 30371 - Oxford ownership

The old label cites Gunther's quotation of a letter from Bird to Fanshawe in 1759, apparently referring to this instrument.

John Fanshawe was a Canon of Christ Church and Regius Professor of Divinity:

John Fanshawe D.D. 1741-1763. Regius Professor of Divinity.
Pres. by king issued 5 Nov. 1741 (D. & C. i.b.5 pp. 185-6). Instal. 16 Nov. (ibid. pp. 186-7). D. 9 May 1763; buried 12 May (Leics. R.O., PR Cotesbach; P.R.O., C 209/19).

'Canons of Christ Church: Fifth prebend', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 8: Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough dioceses (1996), pp. 97-100. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=35331. Date accessed: 06 September 2006.

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