Josiah Priest

Standard Name: Priest, Josiah


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A boarding-school at Gorges House, Chelsea, near London, put on a production of Beauties Triumph, a masque by Thomas Duffett with music by John Banister .
Josiah Priest and his wife moved their girls' boarding school from Leicester Fields in London to Chelsea, where they took over an existing school in Gorges House.
April 1684
Mr and Mrs Priest's school at Gorges House, Chelsea, put on a private revival of the court masque Venus and Adonis, by John Blow (to a libretto perhaps by the future Anne Finch ).
Probably 23 April 1689
Mr and Mrs Priest's girls' school in Chelsea put on the first (private) performance of Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell .