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Matthias Hawdon (1732 – 1789) was an English composer and organist based in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He was the son of Thomas Hawdon, and christened on 24 October 1732 in All Saints' Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He studied organ under Charles Avison.
He married Mary Browne on 6 March 1760 in Holy Trinity Church, Hull.
His son, Thomas Hawdon, was also an organist, and followed in his footsteps as organist of Holy Trinity Church, Hull in 1787.
In 1776 he returned to Newcastle after the death of Edward Avison (son of his teacher, Charles Avison) from whom he took over the promotion of a concert subscription series in the City, but this bankrupted him in 1781. He was also organist of St. Nicholas' Church, Newcastle.
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