Sir John Andrew Stevenson died on 14 September 1833 at Headfort House in Kells. His daughter, Olivia, married Thomas Taylour, second marquess of Headfort, in 1822. His other daughter, Anne married Gustavus Lambert of Beau Parc in 1810 and died in 1821. He was buried in the Lambart vault of St. Mary’s Church, Painstown. Stevenson was born in Dublin in 1762 and went on to become a distinguished composer. He was a member of the choir of Christchurch Cathedral and later of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. His work ‘Give me the harp of epic song’ so impressed the viceroy that he was awarded a knighthood and received the nickname ‘the musical knight’. Stevenson had a high regard for the works of Hayden and often copied his style. Stevenson collaborated with Thomas Moore and put Moore’s Irish Melodies to music. A Selection of Irish Melodies was first published in 1808. Differences arose between Moore and Stevenson and Moore used a different composer for his alter melodies. Oft in the Stilly Night’, a Scottish air from National Airs, was arranged by Stevenson in 1818. Stevenson composed the tune for ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ and other melodies. Stevenson was appointed the first organist and musical director at the newly erected Chapel Royal of Dublin Castle in 1814.