Oakeley, Herbert Stanley, Sir (1830 -1903)

Herbert Stanley Oakeley was born at Ealing on 22 July 1830, the second son of Sir Herbert Oakeley, 3rd Baronet. He was educated at Rugby and at Christ Church, Oxford, from where he graduated with a BA in 1853, and proceeded to MA in 1856. He studied harmony and theory of music under Stephen Elvey. In 1865, he was elected Reid professor of music at the University of Edinburgh. He was knighted in 1876, and in 1881 was appointed Composer of Music to Queen Victoria in Scotland. He retired from his professorship in 1891, and died unmarried at Eastbourne on 26 October 1903.
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Crest: 1. A dexter arm in armour embowed holding a scimitar fesswise. (Oakeley) 2. A stag’s head erased (Strachan)
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: scimitar, Heraldic Charges: stag's head erased