Death of Michael MAYBRICK

Death of Michael MAYBRICK



Liverpool Mercury Aug 30th, 1913

Death of Michael MAYBRICK noted Liverpool composer.

We regret to announce the death, which occurred yesterday, suddenly, at Buxton of Mr Michael MAYBRICK, the well known composer whose pen name was, “Stephen ADAMS.” He did not come down to breakfast on Tuesday morning, and an inquiry led to him being found dead in bed.

He had been at Buxton for three weeks for his health, and the supposed cause of death is, heart failure. On Monday night he was in the best of health, chatting and joking with friends.

Mr MAYBRICK was born in Liverpool, in 1844, being 69yrs old. He was the brother of the late James MAYBRICK and after the trial of Mrs MAYBRICK, he became guardian of the children of the marriage. He had been for long a resident of Ryde, was a magistrate, and also five times mayor of the thriving Isle of Wight, borough.

Educated in Liverpool, Milan and Leipsic, he trained for the musical profession, and for many years appeared as a baritone vocalist at all the leading London and provincial concerts, and also English opera. He wrote many songs that attained great popularity, these include :-

Nancy Lee

The Midshipmite

The Blue Alsatian Mountains

The star of Bethlehem

The little hero

The Holy City

The warrior bold


Mr MAYBRICK was a keen volunteer sportsman, he was Captain in the Artist’s Volunteer Corps, a cricketer, yachtsman and cyclist.

Mr MAYBRICK’S body was conveyed from Buxton to Ryde in Isle of Wight, for interment


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