Ferdinando Richardson

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Ferdinando Richardson[1] (c. 1558 – 1618) was an English courtier and musician.

He was a pupil of Thomas Tallis;[2] various works for the keyboard by him survive. He also held the post of Groom of the Privy Chamber under both Elizabeth I of England and James I of England.


  • Richard Marlow, Sir Ferdinando Heyborne. alias Richardson, The Musical Times, cxv (1974)


  1. Also known under the surname Heyborne (Heybourne, Heaburn). From family details [1] it appears that Richardson was the name used by his mother Margaret.
  2. HOASM: Ferdinando Richardson (Heybourne)