Born: February 28, 1836, St. David’s Hall, Exeter, England.
Died: March 3, 1883, Bradfield, Essex, England.
Son of Richard Hayne, Rector of Mistley, Leighton graduated from Eton and Queen’s College, Oxford (BMus 1856, DMus 1860); at school, he was Eton College’s organist and conducted the Oxford University chorus. He also served as chaplain of Queen’s College; Vicar of Helston, Cornwall (1866-67); Succentor of Eton (1867-71); and Rector of Mistley, Essex (1871-83), and was well known as an organ builder.
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