Appendix L (1).
Expenditure on the school from 1561 to 1873.
From the foundation in 1561 to Midsummer 1873 the cost of the School to the
Company, exclusive of the Repairs (except since the year 1821), and exclusive also of
the cost of the Exhibitions over and above any provision that may have been
made for them (by bequests for Exhibitions, or by the School Admission Fees),
which last two charges cannot be ascertained from the books, is 110,520l. approximately.
Expenditure of the Merchant Taylors' Company in the Maintenance of their
School since the date of its foundation.
|Period.||Total Expenditure.||Average Yearly Expenditure.|
|Exclusive of Repairs.|
|1561 to 1569||360||0||0||40||0||0|
|1570 to 1576||340||0||0||50||0||0|
|1577 to 1587||627||0||0||57||0||0|
|1588 to 1600||893||10||0||69||0||0|
|1601 to 1612||911||0||0||76||0||0|
|1613 to 1633||1,911||0||0||91||0||0|
|1634 to 1635||186||0||0||93||0||0|
|1636 to 1666||3,356||4||0||108||0||0|
|After the Fire of London:|
|1667 to 1672||187||10||0||31||0||0|
|1675 to 1701||2,953||15||0||109||0||0|
|1702 to 1734||3,674||7||4||111||0||0|
|1735 to 1756||2,579||4||6||117||0||0|
|1757 to 1778||5,207||8||0||237||0||0|
|1779 to 1789||2,895||15||0||263||0||9|
|1790 to 1799||3,911||16||8||391||0||0|
|1800 to 1804||1,955||18||4||391||0||0|
|1805 to 1819||7,666||3||5||511||0||0|
|1820 and 1821||1,504||5||2||752||0||0|
|Inclusive of Repairs:|
|1822 to 1830||6,310||4||4||701||0||0|
|1831 to 1840||7,741||11||3||774||0||0|
|1841 to 1850||11,029||14||3||1,103||0||0|
|1851 to 1860||16,273||6||1||1,627||0||0|
|1861 to 1870||20,811||12||7||2,081||0||0|
|1871 to 1873||7,044||15||8||2,348||0||0|
|Total, since 1561 £||110,519||16||7|
This has been arrived at by carefully taking out the exact amounts paid for the
last 53 years, and for the remaining period taking the exact amount paid about every
tenth year, and considering that the rate of expenditure for the ten years.
When any irregularity has been noticed, then each year has been taken
The cost to the Company was in 1561, 40l.; in 1860, 1,828l. 1s. 9d.; in 1873,
2,124l. 18s. 9d.
F. L. Hopkirk,
Appendix L (2). (fn. 1)
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE HEAD MASTERS OF THE MERCHANT TAYLORS'
SCHOOL. (fn. 2)
1561 to 1581
Richard Mulcaster, M.A., elected Scholar of King's College, Cambridge, from
Eton, in 1548. Afterwards Student of Christ Church, Oxford. Head
Master of Merchant Taylors', Sept. 24, 1561; resigned, Nov. 8, 1581. He
was afterwards Upper Master of St. Paul's School. Died, April 15, 1611.
Mr. Mulcaster ranked high as a Philologist, and is said to have been especially
celebrated for his knowledge of Greek and Oriental Literature. In his day, acquaintance with the Greek literature was an unusual accomplishment; so much
so, indeed, that the earliest statutes of Merchant Taylors' School provide that the
"Head or High Maister shall be learned in good and cleane Latin Lrâture, and
also, in Greeke, yf such may be gotten." He commenced instruction in Hebrew
at the School, which has always been continued. Bishop Andrewes, who was
one of his early pupils, probably owed a good deal of his power as a Linguist to
Mr. Mulcaster, whom he always held in great respect. Bishop Buckeridge says,
in his Funeral Sermon on that prelate, that "as if he had made Master Mulcaster
his tutor or supervisor, he placed his picture over the door of his study, whereas
in all the rest of his house you could scantly see a picture." Fuller speaks kindly
of Mr. Mulcaster; and Warton (Hist. Poet. iii, 345), commends one of his works
"as containing many judicious criticisms and observations on the English language."
1581 to 1592
Henry Wilkinson, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. B.A., 1568.
M.A., 1572. First Under-Master of Merchant Taylors', April 3, 1573.
Elected Head Master Nov. 8, 1586, and entered upon his office at Christmas
of that year. Resigned, Oct. 6, 1592.
1592 to 1599
EDMUND SMITH, M.A., of Caius College, Cambridge, B.A., 1583, M.A.,
1588. Second Under-Master of Merchant Taylors', 1580. First UnderMaster, 1591. Head Master, Oct. 6, 1592. Resigned, June 19, 1599.
1599 to 1625
WILLIAM HAYNE, M.A., Scholar of Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1571.
Elected Head Master, May 19, 1599, and entered upon his office on June 19,
of that year. Removed, April 1624/25.
1625 to 1632
Nicholas Gray, D.D., Educated at Westminster School. Student of Christ
Church, Oxford, in 1606. Head Master of Charterhouse School, December
3, 1614. Elected Head Master of Merchant Taylors', January 29, 1624–25,
and entered upon his office at Lady-day. Resigned at Midsummer 1632,
Head Master of Eton School, 1632, when he proceeded in Divinity. Fellow
of Eton. Expelled from his Fellowship during the Great Rebellion. Head
Master of Tonbridge School. Restored to his Fellowship in 1660, but died
about Michaelmas that year, and was buried in the Chapel of Eton College.
1632 to 1634
JOHN EDWARDS, D.M., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1617.
Elected Head Master of Merchant Taylors', February 1631/32, and entered
upon his office at Midsummer. Resigned, October 31, 1634, in order to
become Proctor of the University the next year; afterwards took his
Degrees in Medicine, and became Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy
at Oxford in 1636.
1634 to 1644
WILLIAM STAPLE, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, in 1612.
Head Master of Merchant Taylors', October 31, 1634. Resigned, 1644,
through fear of the Parliamentary Commiteee.
Mr. Staple had been summoned to appear " to answer for his superstition and
malignancy," before "the Committee for plundered ministers," who had power
given them "to enquire after malignant Schoolmasters."
1644 to 1661
William Du Gard, M.A., admitted of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, in
1622. Master of Colchester School, July 27, 1637. Head Master of
Merchant Taylors', May 10, 1644. Removed, June 12, 1661. Died 1662.
Mr. Du Gard was suspended by Bradshaw, for printing Salmasius' " Defensio
Regia," at his own house. He owed his restoration in a great measure to the
intercession of Milton. Hence the strange inconsistency which induced him to
print Milton's answer to the very treatise to which he had owed his misfortune.
Mr. John Stevens held the office of Head Master, from February, 20, 1649/50, to
September 25, 1650. Mr. Du Gard, on his restoration, wrote the following distich
in the School Probation Book:
Dugardum sequitur Stephanus, Stephanumque vicissim
Dugardus; sortes versat utrinque Deus.
Mr. Stevens had written as follows:
Res Deus nostras celeri citatas
Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas;
Pejus merenti melior, et pejor bono.
1661 to 1681
JOHN GOAD, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, in 1632. Head
Master of Tonbridge School in 1660. Head Master of Merchant Taylors',
July 12, 1661. Removed, April 13, 1681. Died, October 28, 1689.
Mr. Goad quitted his Office under suspicions of being inclined to the Romish
Communion, which he afterwards showed to be too well founded. He had sometime been Vicar of Yarnton, and there became acquainted with Anthony à Wood
who speaks of him very favourably in his Autobiography. In 1662, the Boys of
the School acted a Play, at Merchant Taylors' Hall, called, "Love's Pilgrimage," by
Beaumont and Fletcher. [See p. 410.]
1681 to 1686
John Hartcliffe, D.D., originally matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford,
whilst still at Eton, afterwards Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Head
Master of Merchant Taylors', May 4, 1681. Resigned, 1686. He afterwards
proceeded in Divinity, and became Canon of Windsor. In the year 1689, King
William III. attempted to force Dr. Hartcliffe on the Fellows of King's, as
their Provost. They had not forgotten the similar attempt of King James II.,
and resisted him successfully.
1686 to 1691
AMBROSE BONWICKE, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1669.
Head Master of Merchant Taylors', June 9, 1686. Removed for non-juring
scruples, September 25, 1691. Died, October 20, 1722.
1691 to 1707
Matthew Shortynge, D.D., of Jesus College, Cambridge. Head Master of
Merchant Taylors', September 25, 1691. Died, 1707.
THOMAS PARSELL, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1693.
First Under-Master of Merchant Taylors', June 6, 1701. Head Master
April 30, 1707. Died, 1720.
Mr. Parsell published a Latin version of the Book of Common Prayer, which
he dedicated to Archbishop Dawes.
1707 to 1731
MATTHEW SMITH, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1696.
Second Under-Master of Merchant Taylors', January 21, 1703. First
Under-Master, May 15, 1707. Head Master, July 12, 1720. Died, 1730/31.
1731 to 1760
JOHN CRICHE, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1698. Third
Under-Master of Merchant Taylors', September 22, 1701. Second UnderMaster, July 3, 1719. First Under-Master, August 4, 1720. Head Master,
March 18, 1730/31. Died, June 21, 1760.
1760 to 1778
JAMES TOWNLEY, M.A., admitted of St. John's College, Oxford, 1732.
Third Under-Master of Merchant Taylors', December 22, 1748. Grammar
Master of Christ's Hospital, July, 1753. Head Master of Merchant Taylors',
August 8, 1760. Died, July 15, 1778.
In the years 1762 and 1763, Dramatic performances were revived at Merchant
Taylors', at the wish and under the direction of Mr. Townley. In the former
year the "Eunuchus" of Terence was enacted at the School-room. Dr. Thomas,
Bishop of Salisbury, who had been educated at the School, and several persons of
distinction, were present. A copy of the original programme of the performances
is in the keeping of the President of St. John's College. It is headed "Terentii
Eunuchus, in Schola Mercatorum Scissorum, 1762." The celebrated David Garrick,
who was a personal friend of Mr. Townley, took great interest in the representations. The second act of the "Phormio" of Terence, was performed in the same
year, more privately. The next year, the "Troades" of Seneca, abridged into three
acts, and Ruggles's "Ignoramus," abridged into two, were enacted six times, to
very large audiences. The play bill runs thus: "Senecæ Troades, et Ignoramus
Abbreviatus, in Scholâ Mercatorum Scissorum, 1763."
1778 to 1783
THOMAS GREEN, M.A., Fellow of St. Peter's College, Cambridge. 9th
Wrangler at B.A. Degree, in 1753. Third Under-Master of Merchant
Taylors', November 13, 1753. Second Under-Master, July 13, 1758. First
Under-Master, February 11, 1772. Head Master, August 12, 1778. Died,
January ], 1783.
1783 to 1795
SAMUEL BISHOP, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1750. Third
Under-Master of Merchant Taylors', July 26, 1758. Second Under-Master,
Feb. 11, 1772. First Under-Master, August 12, 1778. Head Master,
January 22, 1783. Died, November 17, 1795.
Two Volumes of Poems by Mr. Bishop have been published. They contain
amongst other things, several ingenious Epigrams, which were spoken at the School,
on Election Days. He produced also a Latin volume, consisting partly of translations, partly of original compositions, entitled "Feriæ Poeticæ."
1795 to 1819
THOMAS CHERRY, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1763.
Head Master of Maidstone School, 1777. Head Master of Merchant Taylors',
December 16, 1795. Resigned the Head Mastership, April 6, 1819. Died.
March 10, 1822.
1819 to 1845
JAMES WILLIAM BELLAMY, B.D., Admitted of Queen's College, Cambridge, 1807. Norrisian, and also Seatonian Prizeman at Cambridge, in
1815. Head Master of Merchant Taylors', April 6, 1819. Incorporated
M.A. of St. John's College, Oxford, where he proceeded B.D. in 1821.
Prebendary of St. Paul's. Resigned the Head Mastership on July 23, 1845.
1845 to 1871
REV. JAMES AUGUSTUS HESSEY, D.C.L., Elected in 1845. Fellow of
St. John's College, Oxford, 1832. First Class in Classics at B.A., Easter,
1836. Vicar of Helidon, Northamptonshire, 1839, but resigned it the same
year. College Logic Lecturer, 1839–1842. Public Examiner in the University, 1842–1844. Select Preacher in the University of Oxford, 1849.
Preacher to the Honorable Society of Gray's Inn, 1850. Bampton Lecturer
at Oxford, 1860. Prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral, 1860. Grinfield
Leeturer in the Septuagint at Oxford (for two years), June, 1865. Reappointed Grinfield Lecturer (for two years), June, 1867. Boyle Lecturer.
in Her Majesty's Chapel at Whitehall (for three years), 1871–73. Examining
Chaplain to the Bishop of London, 1871.
REV. WILLIAM BAKER, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1860.
Proximè Accessit for the Pusey and Ellerton Hebrew Scholarship, 1861,
First Class in Classics at Moderations, Easter 1862. Proximé Accessit for
the Gaisford Greek Verse Prize, 1863. Second Class in Classics at B.A.,
Michaelmas, 1864. Elected Denyer and Johnson's Theological Scholar, 1866.
Tutor of St. John's. Master in the Responsions School at Oxford, 1869.
Examiner in Moderations at Oxford, 1870. Head Master of Merchant
Taylors' School, 1870.
Appendix L (3).
Some Account (fn. 3) Of Other Eminent Scholars Of The Company's
School (Than Those Included In The Other Appendices).
Archbishops and Bishops.
Lancelot Andrewes, D.D., Bishop of Winchester. Dr. Wattes' Scholar in 1571,
and afterwards Fellow and Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, of which
he was a great Benefactor. One of the first Fellows at Jesus College,
Oxford. Prebendary of St. Paul's. Dean of Westminster in 1601. One of
the Commissioners for the Church at Hampton Court. "One of the Four
Preachers before King James, in 1606, for the reduction of Presbyterians to
the Church of England"; and one of the Translators of the Bible. Bishop of
Chichester, 1605; of Ely, 1609; and of Winchester, 1618.
Wood writes of Bishop Andrewes, that "he was the most eminent divine of our
nation in his time." He is said to have been master of at least fifteen learned and
modern tongues. His "Manual of Private Devotions," his "Sermons," and con-
troversial works are well known. Baker, in his Chronicle, at the end of the
reign of James the First, writes thus—"Of men of note in learning, as being
in the time of the most learned Prince, there never was greater store, of whom
these for example; in curiousness of preaching, there was Dr. Andrewes,
Bishop of Winchester, who hath left to posterity a century of such golden Sermons,
that shows he as well deserved the name of Chrysostom, as he that had it." Fuller
declares, that "King James stood so much in awe and veneration of him, that in his
presence he refrained from that mirth and levity in which he indulged himself at
other times." Lord Clarendon asserts, that "if Archbishop Bancroft had been
succeeded in the See of Canterbury by Andrewes, or any man who understood and
loved the Church, that infection would, without difficulty, have been kept out,
which could not afterwards be so easily expelled." Milton wrote an elegy on his
death, in which the following distich occurs—
"At te præcipuè luxi, dignissime Præsul,
"Wintoniæque olim gloria magna tuæ."
His Funeral Sermon was preached by Bishop Buckeridge. He was buried in the
"Ladye Chapel" of St. Saviour's, Southwark. His monument has been recently
restored by the Merchant Taylors' Company.—Born, 1555. Left School, 1571.
Thomas Dove, D.D., Bishop of Peterborough. Dr. Wattes' Scholar, and afterwards
"Tanquam Socius" of Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1571. One of the first
Fellows at Jesus College, Oxford. Dean of Norwich. Bishop of Peterborough
in 1601; "to which See," says Wood, "Queen Elizabeth, to whom he was
Chaplain in Ordinary, preferred him for his excellency in preaching." On
account of his venerable appearance, she used to call him "the Dove with silver
wings." He was one of the Commissioners for the Church at Hampton Court.
—Born, 1555. Left School, 1571. Died, 1630.
Giles Tomson, D.D., Bishop of Gloucester. Exhibitioner of University College in
1571, and afterwards Fellow of All Souls. Proctor of the University in 1586.
Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth. Dean of Windsor. Bishop of Gloucester in
1611. One of the Translators of the Bible.—Born, 1553. Left School, 1571.
John Buckeridge, D.D., Bishop of Ely. Fellow (Founder's-kin) of St. John's
College, Oxford. Archdeacon of Northampton. Canon of Windsor and of
Hereford. Chaplain to King James I. President of St. John's College in
1605. "One of the Four Preachers before King James, in 1606, for the
reduction of Presbyterians to the Church of England." Bishop of Rochester
in 1611: of Ely, 1628.
He was well known in his day as a Controversialist. "Johannem itaque
Roffensem habemus quem Johanni Roffensi opponamuf, Fishero Buckeridgium,
cujus argumentis, si quid ego video, ne a mille quidem Fisheris unquam respondebitur."—Dr. F. Godwin. Born about 1560. Left School, 1578. Died, 1631.
Rowland Searchfield, D.D., Bishop of Bristol. Fellow (1582) of St. John's
College, Oxford. Proctor of the University in 1596. Bishop of Bristol in
1619.—Born about 1565. Left School, 1582. Died, 1622.
Michael Boyle, D.D., Bishop of Waterford and Lismore. Fellow (1593) of St.
John's College, Oxford. Dean of Lismore. Bishop of Waterford and Lismore
in 1619.—Born about 1576. Left School, 1593. Died, 1635.
Francis Dee, D.D., (fn. 4) Bishop of Peterborough. Scholar of St. John's College
Cambridge, in 1594. Chancellor of Sarum. Dean of Chichester. Bishop of
Peterborough in 1634. He founded a Fellowship for his kin or name, if
educated at Merchant Taylors' or Peterborough Schools.—Born about 1576.
Left School, 1593. Died, 1638.
William Juxon, D.C.L., Archbishop of Canterbury. Fellow (1598) of St. John's
College, Oxford. President in 1621. Chaplain in Ordinary to the King.
Dean of Worcester in 1627. Clerk of the Closet in 1632, at the instance of
Bishop Laud. Dean of the Chapel Royal. Elected to the See of Hereford in
1633, but before consecration to that of London, of which he was consecrated
Bishop. Lord High Treasurer, at the instance of Bishop Laud. He attended
King Charles I. on the scaffold in 1649. At the Restoration he was translated
to Canterbury in 1660. A Benefactor of St. John's College, Oxford. Archbishop Juxon was originally intended for the Bar, and after leaving College
was a student at Gray's Inn. His arms are in the east window of the Chapel
of that Society.—Born, 1582. Left School, 1598. Died, 1663.
Matthew Wren, D.D., Bishop of Ely. Dr. Wattes' Scholar at Pembroke College,
Cambridge, in 1600. Fellow in 1605. Chaplain to Bishop Andrewes. Accompanied Prince Charles into Spain in 1623. Master of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, in 1625. Dean of Windsor and Wolverhampton in 1628. Clerk of the
Closet. Bishop of Hereford in 1635; Norwich the same year; and Ely, in
1638. A sufferer in the Great Rebellion, and imprisoned in the Tower till
1659. He contributed largely to the building of the Chapel of St. Peter's
College, Cambridge. The Chapel at Pembroke he built entirely at his own
expense, and left a Manor to keep it in repair.
Lord Clarendon describes Bishop Wren, as "a man of a severe, sour nature, but
very learned, and particularly versed in the old Liturgies of the Greek and Latin
Churches." The Scottish Liturgy and Canons, when framed, were to be submitted
to Laud, Juxon, and Wren. Collier tells us in his Ecclesiastical History, that
"Juxon, (at that time Bishop of London), being Lord High Treasurer, was too
busily engaged to give the requisite attention, so that the work was left to Laud and
John Evelyn writes thus in his Diary, February 10, 1661, "Dr. Balden preached
at Ely House, on Mathew vi., verse 33, of "seeking early the kingdom of God;
after sermon, the Bishop (Dr. Wren) gave us the blessing very pontifically."—Born,
1586. Left School, 1600. Died, 1667.
George Wilde, D.C.L, Bishop of Londonderry. Fellow of St. John's, Oxford,
in 1628. Chaplain to Archbishop Laud. Ejected from his Fellowship by
Parliamentarian Visitors in 1648, and suffered much; yet kept up a religious
meeting for the Loyalists in Fleet-street, London. On the Restoration made
Bishop of Londonderry.
John Evelyn writes thus in his Diary, 1659, December 9, "I supped with Mr.
Gunning; it being our Fast-day, Dr. Fearne, Mr. Thusco, Mr. Chamberlain, Dr.
Henchman, Dr. Wild, and other devout and learned Divines, firm confessors and
excellent persons. Note. Most of them since made Bishops."—Born, 1610. Left
School, 1628. Died, 1665.
Peter Mews, D.C.L., Bishop of Winchester. Fellow of St. John's College,
Oxford, 1637. President, 1667. Rector of South Warnborough, Hants.
Vicar of St. Mary's, Reading. Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, 1669–1673. Dean
of Rochester, 1670. Bishop of Bath and Wells 1672–3; translated to Winchester, 1684. During the Civil War, Dr. Mews had borne arms, and received
a wound in the Royal cause. An allusion to his military experience occurs in
one of the School "Orationes Gratulatoriæ," for June, 1697. He is there
called "Præsul Wintoniensis, bello insignis, pace insignior."—Born, 1619. Left
School, 1637. Died, 1709.
John Hall, D.D., Bishop of Bristol. Scholar of Pembroke College, Oxford, 1647;
afterwards Fellow. Master of the College in 1664, and Prebendary of
Worcester. Margaret Professor of Divinity, 1676. Bishop of Bristol, 1691.—
Born, 1633. Left School, 1647. Died, 1710.
Ezekiel Hopkins, D.D., Bishop of Londonderry. Became Chorister of Magdalen
College, Oxford, in 1649; and was afterwards Usher of the School adjoining,
and Chaplain of the College. Accompanied his father-in-law, Lord Robartes,
afterwards Earl of Truro, on his being appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland,
and was made Dean of Raphoe. Under the next Lord-Lieutenant, Lord
Berkely, he was consecrated Bishop of Raphoe, in 1671, whence he was translated to Londonderry in 1681; driven thence by the forces under the Earl of
Tyrconnel in 1688, he retired to England, and died Minister of St. Mary,
Aldermanbury, in 1690. He left various Works, among which are "An Exposition of the Ten Commandments," and "An Exposition of the Lord's
Prayer."—Born, 1634. Left School, 1647. Died, 1690.
Sir William Dawes, Bart., D.D., Archbishop of York. Fellow (1687) of St.
John's College, Oxford; afterwards coming to his paternal estate, entered
(1689) at Catharine Hall, Cambridge. Created D.D., by Royal mandate, and
elected Master of Catharine Hall, 1696. Appointed Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge in the same year, and also Chaplain to King William the Third. Prebendary of Worcester, and Rector and Dean of Bocking, in 1698. He was
afterwards made Chaplain to Queen Anne, and consecrated Bishop of Chester,
February 8, 1707/8, and translated to the Archbishopric of York, February 26,
171¾. He left various Works, among which are "The Duty of Communicating
Explained, &c.," written for his Parish of Bocking, with a view to introdnce a
Monthly Celebration of the Holy Communion, which before his coming was
administered only at the three great Festivals of the year. "Sermons preached
before King William and Queen Anne," &c.—Born, 1671. Left School, 1686.
Hugh Boulter, D.D., Archbishop of Armagh. (fn. 5) Commoner of Christ Church,
Oxford. Demy in 1689, and afterwards Fellow of Magdalen College. Archdeacon of Surrey. Chaplain to King George I., Dean of Christ Church, and
Bishop of Bristol in 1719. Archbishop of Armagh, 1724. For further notices
of Archbishop Boulter, see his own "Letters," and Lord Mahon's History,
c. 34, and Hallam's Constitutional History, vol. 3, p. 542.
Joseph Wilcocks, D.D., Bishop of Rochester. Of St. John's College, Oxford,
where he was matriculated, February 25, 1691–2, but chosen Demy of Magdalen
College in the course of the same year. Chaplain to the British Factory at
Lisbon. Chaplain to King George I., at that time Prince of Wales. Preceptor
to the daughters of King George II. Prebendary of Westminster, 1721, and
Dean the same year. Bishop of Gloucester in 1721. Bishop of Rochester in
1731, with which See he held the Deanery of Westminster.—Born, 1674. Left
School, 1691. Died, 1756.
John Thomas, D.D., Bishop of Salisbury. Of Catharine Hall, Cambridge. Chaplain to the Factory of Hamburgh. Dean of Peterborough, 1740. In December,
of 1743, elected to the See of St. Asaph; but, before consecration, to the See of
Lincoln, of which he was consecrated Bishop in 1744. Bishop of Salisbury, 1761.
Le Neve gives the following curious account of Bishop John Thomas in his
"Fasti Eccl. Angl.," under the head of Bishops of Lincoln. "This bishop was
the son of a drayman at Nicholson's brewhouse (afterwards Calvert's), in the
parish of Allhallows the Great, London, and the bishop's mother was a washing
woman, and he bred in that parish school; this told me by Mr. William Stevens,
cornfactor of Queenhithe; not in the way of reproach, but on hearing the bishop
preach a charity sermon in that church for the benefit of the poor boys of that same
school. MS. note in Earl Powys' copy of Le Neve's book."
Allhallows' parish lies at the foot of Suffolk Lane. Very likely, if this story is
true, the bishop was at the parish school before he went to Merchant Taylors.'—
Born, 1691. Left School, 1710. Died, 1766. (fn. 6)
John Gilbert, D.C.L., Archbishop of York. (fn. 7) Of Magdalen Hall, then of Trinity
College, and afterwards Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. Chaplain to King
George I. Prebendary of Exeter. Canon of Christ Church. Dean of Exeter.
Bishop of Llandaff in 1740. Of Salisbury 1748. Archbishop of York, 1757.—
Born, 1693. Left School, 1712. Died, 1761.
William Van Mildert, D.D., Bishop of Durham. Entered at Queen's College,
Oxford, in 1784. Rector of Bradden, in Northamptonshire, in 1795: of
St. Mary-le-Bow in 1796. Boyle Lecturer in 1804. Vicar of Farningham, in
Kent, in 1807. One of the Editors of "The Churchman's Remembrancer,"
Preacher of Lincoln's Inn in 1812. Elected Bampton Lecturer at Oxford, in
1813; and in the same year appointed Regius professor of Divinity, and Canon
of Christ Church. Bishop of Llandaff in 1819, and Dean of St. Paul's also in
the following year. Bishop of Durham in 1826. Founder of the University
of Durham.—Born, 1765. Left School, 1784. Died, 1836.
Robert James Carr, D.D., Bishop of Worchester. Entered at Worcester College,
Oxford, in 1792. Presented to the Vicarage of Ealing, by Bishop Porteus; to
that of Brighton in 1804. Dean of Hereford in 1820. Bishop of Chichester,
and Canon of St. Paul's, in 1824. Bishop of Worcester in 1831.—Born, 1774.
Left School, 1792. Died, 1841.
Francis Russell Nixon, D.D., Bishop of Tasmania. (fn. 8) Fellow (1822) of St. John's
College, Oxford. One of the Six Preachers at Canterbury. Bishop of
Tasmania in 1842. Author of "Lectures on the Church Catechism."—Born
1803. Left School, 1822.
Right Rev. William Collinson Sawyer, D.D., of Oriel College, Oxford. Left
School, 1845. Bishop of Grafton and Armidale, 1867. Drowned very shortly
after he had joined his Diocese while returning on Sunday night from his duty,
in crossing the Clarence River, 1868.
Right Rev. Henry Mackenzie, D.D. Left School, 1820. Of Pembroke College,
Oxford. Master of Bancroft's Hospital. Vicar of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields.
Rector of Tydd St. Mary's, Norfolk. Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of
Lincoln. Prebendary of Lincoln. Canon and Subdean of Lincoln, 1864.
Archdeacon of Nottingham, 1866. Chaplain to the Bishop of London, 1869,
Suffragan Bishop of Nottingham, 1870. Select Preacher at Oxford, 1870.
Right Rev. James Russell Woodford, D.D., Parkin's Exhibitioner to Pembroke
College, Cambridge, 1838. Senior Optime and Second Class in Classics, at B.A.
Examination, 1842. Vicar of Kempsford, Gloucestershire. Chaplain to the
Bishop of Oxford. Hon. Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen, 1866, Hon.
Canon of Christchurch, 1867. Vicar of Leeds, 1868. Bishop of Ely, 1873.
Most Rev. William West Jones, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford,
1856. 2nd Class in Classics at Moderations, Easter, 1858. 4th Class both
in Classics and in Mathematics at B.A., Michaelmas, 1860. Oxford University
Preacher at Whitehall, 1869. Rural Dean of Oxford, 1871. Bishop of Cape
Town and Metropolitan of South Africa, 1874.
Other Ecclesiastics and Laymen.
Edmund Spenser, the author of the "Faerie Queene," the friend of Sir Philip
Sidney and Sir Walter Raleigh, was one of the earliest scholars. Born at East
Smithfield in 1553, he is supposed to have entered the School before admissions
were recorded—or at least preserved, that is before the 1st July 1562; and it is
to the recent investigation of Mr. R. B. Knowles, of the Historical Manuscripts
Commission, that we are indebted for establishing the fact. (fn. 9)
A frequent visitor to the School immediately after its establishment, was Dean
Nowell, of St. Paul's, (fn. 10) and in the executorship accounts of his brother Robert, of
Gray's Inn (who died in 1569), the following items appear:—
"'Gownes geven to certeyn poor scholler[s] of the scholls aboute London, in
number 32, viz.; St Paul's, Merchant Taylors, St. Anthony's Schole, St. Saviour's
grammer Schole, and Westminster School. Cost of cloth witht making, xixli.
xs. vijd.' First on the list of scholars of Merchant Taylors who received these gifts
Spenser entered Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, as a siser in May 1569, and the
next entry identifies the School boy with the Pembroke student:—
" At folio 71, under the heading 'Geven to poor schollers of dyvers gramare
scholles,' there is this entry, dated the 28th of April 1569:—
"'To Edmond Spensore, scholler of the Mrchante Tayler schollers at his gowinge
to Penbrocke Hall, in Chambridge, xs.'"
" And it is followed by two others which show the poet still in the position of
a 'poor scholler':—
"1. '7 Novembris 1570.—To Richard Langher and Edmond Spenser, towe poore
scholars of Pembrock haule, vjs a peace, in a whole xijs, by the hands of Mr.
Thomas New, felow of the same howse.' (Folio 75.)
" 2. 'To Edmonde Spensere the xxiiijth of Aprill, Ao 1571, ijs vjd.' (Folio 72.)"
Spenser left school 1569, took his Degree of B.A. in 1572–3, and his M.A. in
1576, and died 16th January 1596.
Thomas Heth, or Heath, M.A., Fellow of All Souls', Oxford. An eminent
Astronomer in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.—Born, about 1550. Left School,
Sir William Paddie, Knight, D.M., Commoner of St. John's College, Oxford, in
1571. He is said (Notes and Queries, Second Series vol. 3, p. 212) to have
been D.M. of Leyden, and to have been incorporated at Oxford in 1591.
President of the College of Physicians, 1609–11. The Founder of the existing
Choir in St. John's College, Oxford. (The College had been relieved by the
Visitor of the obligation to maintain the Choir proposed by the Founder, in
consequence of the inadequacy of the funds devoted to it).—Born, about 1555.
Left School, 1571. Died, 1634.
Thomas Lodge, D.M., entered at Trinity College, Oxford, in 1573, where he proceeded B.A. In his earlier days he was a satirical writer of considerable power.
Several of his works are mentioned by Wood. Afterwards he went to Avignon,
and graduated D.M. there. On returning to Oxford, towards the end of
Queen Elizabeth's reign, he was admitted to the same degree. He practised Medicine in London with considerable repute, and died, it is said, of
the Plague.—Born,—. Left School, 1573. Died, 1625.
Thomas Bousfield, M.A., (B.A. of Pembroke College, Cambridge, afterwards) of
Oxford. Principal of St. Edmund's Hall in 1581. Prebendary of Sarum,
1582. He in part rebuilt St. Edmund's Hall.—Born, about 1558. Left School.
Matthew Gwinne, D.M., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Proctor of the
University in 1588. Professor of Music at Oxford. The first Professor of
Physic in Gresham College.—Born,—. Left School, 1574. Died, 1627.
John Perin, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Canon of Christ Church,
Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, 1597. One of the Translators of the
Bible.—Born, 1560. Left School, 1575. Died,—.
Ralph Ravens, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. One of the Translators
of the Bible.—Born,—. Left School, 1575. Died,—.
Samuel Fox, M.A., Demy, and afterwards Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.
The eldest son of Fox, the Author of "The Book of Martyrs." Burgess for
the University.—Born 1561. Left School, 1576. Died,—.
John Spenser, D.D., Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The Greek
Lecturer. The friend of Richard Hooker, Edwin Sandys, and George Cranmer.
John Spenser is supposed to have had a share in the composition of the
"Ecclesiastical Polity." President of Corpus Christi College, in 1607. One
of the Translators of the Bible. Chaplain to James I. Prebendary of St.
Paul's, 1612.—Born, about 1560. Left School, 1577. Died, 1614.
George Cranmer, M.A., Scholar, and afterwards Fellow of Corpus Christi
College, Oxford, (grandson of Edmund Cranmer, Archdeacon of Canterbury,
who was the brother of Archbishop Cranmer). He was a pupil and friend of
Richard Hooker, who, says Wood, "found him aftewards very useful to him,
when he was compiling the books of the Ecclesiastical Polity." He accompanied Sir Henry Killigrew on his Embassy to France, and travelled for three
years with Sir Edwin Sandys. He was killed near Carlingford, at the same
time that Dr. Latewar lost his life.—Born, 1564. Left School, 1577. Died,
Thomas Cranmer, (fn. 11) the brother of George Cranmer, and like him educated at
Merchant Taylors'), was appointed to an Exhibition which the Company had
founded in 1587. (George Cranmer had been appointed to the Company's
Exhibition in 1581.)
Sir Edwin Sandys, Knight, M.A., (fn. 12) Scholar, and afterwards Fellow of Corpus
Christi College, Oxford. Pupil and College friend of Richard Hooker—afterwards known as Sir Edwin Sandys, the traveller. Prebendary of York. He
left 1,500l. to the University of Oxford, to found a metaphysical lecture.
Author of "Europæ Speculum, or a View and Survey of Religion in the
Western Parts of the World." He was the second son of Dr. Sandys, Archbishop of York, who was Bishop of London when his son entered the School.—
Born, 1561. Left School, 1578. Died, 1629.
Sir Miles Sandys, Knight and Bart., M.P. for Cambridge University and County,
and Samuel Sandys, M.P. for Worcestershire, and knighted, also sons of
Dr. Sandys, Archbishop of York, entered Merchant Taylors' on the same day
as their brother Edwin Sandys.
William Sutton, B.D., of Christ Church. According to Wood, "a very learned
man, an excellent Orator, Latinist, Grecian, and Preacher."—Born, 1563. Left
School, 1578. Died, 1632.
Timothy Willis, B.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Wood has the
following singular notice of him, Anno 1582, when he was admitted B.A.
"He was afterwards ejected from his place in that house (St. John's College)
for certain misdemeanours, but getting soon after into the favour of Queen
Elizabeth, he was by her diploma made a Doctor Bullatus (of the Laws, I
presume), and by her sent Ambassador into Muscovy."—Born, —. Left
School, 1578. Died,—.
Ralph Buckland, of Magdalen College, Oxford. He became a convert to
Romanism, and was a zealous Priest and voluminous Writer. Wood says, he
left behind him the character of "a most pious and seraphical person; a person
who went beyond all of his time for fervent devotion."—Born, about 1564.
Left School, 1579. Died, 1611.
Richard Latewar, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, a celebrated
Preacher. Chaplain to Charles, Lord Mountjoy, Lieutenant of Ireland. He
was killed at a battle near Carlingford, where Lord Mountjoy overthrew the
Irish rebels.—Born, 1561. Left School, 1580. Died, 1601.
Thomas Hutton, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, and Prebendary of
Exeter. A writer in defence of the results of the Hampton Court Conference.—
Born, 1563. Left School, 1584. Died, 1639.
Edmund Whitelocke, B.A., of Christ's College, Cambridge (brother of Sir James)
studied at several foreign Universities. Served as a soldier in France, and on
his return to England took a part in public affairs.—Born, 1565. Left School,
1581. Died, 1608.
William Hutchenson, B.D., of St. John's College, Oxford. Archdeacon of
Cornwall in 1605.—Born,—. Left School, 1587. Died, —.
Nicholas Hill, B.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. According to Wood,
an eminent Chymist.—Born, —. Left School, 1587. Died, —.
Sir Thomas Cæsar, Knight, one of the Barons of the Exchequer in the reign of
King James I. (1610). He was brother of Sir Julius Cæsar (at that time
Chancellor of the Exchequer), and son of Cæsar Aldemar, a Genoese, Physician
to Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.—Born,—. Left School, 1578. Died,
Sir James Whitelocke, Knight, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford,
M.P. for Woodstock. Chief Justice of Chester, Justice of the Common Pleas,
and afterwards of the King's Bench. A friend and contemporary of Archbishop
Laud.—Born, 1570. Left School, 1588. Died, 1632.
John Rawlinson, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary of
Sarum—Principal of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, 1610. Wood describes him
"as a fluent and florid Preacher of his time." Chaplain to James I.—Born,
1577. Left School, 1591. Died, 1631.
John Jones, B.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. A friend of Archbishop
Laud. He afterwards became a Benedictine, and changed his name to "Leander
de Sancto Martino." Professor of Divinity and Hebrew at Douay. President
of the Benedictines in England, &c.— Born, 1586. Left School, 1591. Died,
John Sansbury, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Preacher and Latin
Poet.—Born, 1577. Left School, 1593. Died, 1610.
Thomas Tucker, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary of
Bristol. One of the suffering Clergy during the Great Rebellion.—Born, 1583.
Left School, 1601. Died,—.
Christopher Wren, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Younger brother
of Bishop Wren. Proctor of the University in 1619. Domestic Chaplain to
to Bishop Andrewes. Domestic Chaplain in the King's Family. Dean of
Windsor and Wolverhampton.—Born about 1589. Left School, 1605. Died,
Nehemiah Rogers, M.A., Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. Prebendary of
Ely. One of the suffering Clergy during the Rebellion.—Born, 1593. Left
School,—. Died, 1660.
William Sherborn, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary of
Hereford, 1662. Chancellor of Llandaff.—Born, 1594. Left School, 1611.
Philip Parsons, D.M., of Padua, Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Principal
of Hart Hall.—Born, 1594. Left School, 1610. Died, 1653.
Edward Davenant, D.D., Fellow and Tutor of Queen's College, Cambridge, where
his cousin, Thomas Fuller, became his pupil. Prebendary of Sarum, 1623.
Archdeacon of Berks, 1630. Treasurer of Sarum, 1634. He was a very
eminent mathematician.—Born,—. Left School, 1611 or 12. Died, 1680.
John Speed, D.M. (son of John Speed the Chronologer), Fellow of St. John's
College, Oxford. Wood says of him, that "he became eminent in his faculty
(especially for the practical part) among the Academians." (Mem. xxxv.)—
Born, 1595. Left School, 1612. Died, 1640.
James Shirley, of St. John's College, Oxford, and afterwards of St. Catharine
Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated M.A. The Dramatic Poet. He received
Holy Orders in the Church of England; then apostatized to Rome. After this
he was occupied for some time in tuition. At length, says Wood, "he
retired to the Metropolis, lived in Gray's Inn, and set up for a playmaker."
He and his wife died on the same day, from the distress and misery into which
they had been brought by the Great Fire of London.—Born, 1596. Left
School, 1612. Died, 1666.
Edward Quarles, B.D., Dr. Wattes' Scholar, and afterwards Fellow of Pembroke
College, Cambridge. Prebendary of York. He was one of the suffering
Clergy during the Great Rebellion.—Born, 1599. Left School, 1614. Died,
Richard Washborne, M.A., of Exeter College, Oxford. Precentor of Christ
Church. Prebendary of Chichester.—Born, 1597. Left School, 1615. Died,
Peter Chamberlen, M.D., of Padua; afterwards incorporated at both Oxford and
Cambridge, F.R.C.P. He was a very distinguished Physician, and left behind
him numerous works.—Born, 1601. Left School, 1615. Died, 1683.
Edmund Calamy, B.D., Dr. Wattes' Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge;
afterwards "Tanquam Socius." He received Holy Orders in the Church of
England, but afterwards became a zealous Nonconformist. In 1640 he was
concerned in writing "Smectymnuus." He was a Member of the Westminster
Assembly of Divines. Though an enemy to Episcopacy, he did not consent to
Charles I.'s death, and even promoted the return of Charles II. He was
offered the Bishoprick of Lichfield at the Restoration, but declined it, and
resigned all his Church preferment in 1662. He lived to see London destroyed
by the Great Fire; and it is said that grief at this event hastened his death.—
Born, 1600. Left School, 1616. Died, 1666.
Richard Heyrick, M.A., of St. John's College, Oxford. Fellow of All Soul's
College. Warden of Manchester. He sided with the Presbyterians in the
Great Rebellion, took the Covenant, and was made one of the "Assembly of
Divines."—Born, 1600. Left School, 1617. Died, 1667.
John Huit, D.D., of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Chaplain to Charles I. An
eminent Divine. Executed with Sir Harry Slingsby for corresponding with
the exiled King.—Born, 1604. Left School, 1620. Died, 1658.
Bulstrode Whitelocke, of St. John's College, Oxford, son of Sir James Whitelocke. A pupil of Archbishop Laud, who showed him great kindness, which he
requited by refusing many years afterwards, to become one of the Commissioners against him. M.P. for Marlow in the Long Parliament. An active
persecutor of Lord Strafford. Bore many legal and other offices during the
Great Rebellion. One of "Cromwell's Peers." Author of the "Memorials,"
which bear his name.—Born, 1605. Left School, 1620. Died, 1676.
Nathaniel Ward, M.A., of King's College, Cambridge. Vicar of Staindrop.
Slain, fighting for the King at Millum Castle, Cumberland, 1644. "He was a
very learned and estimable person."—Cooper.—Born, 1605. Left School, 1620.
Edward Layfield, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Archdeacon of
Essex. Canon Residentiary of St. Paul's. One of the suffering Clergy during
the Great Rebellion.—Born, 1604. Left School, 1620. Died 1680.
John Allington, M.A., of Queen's College, Cambridge. An eminent Preacher
and Theological Author. Prebendary of Lincoln.—Born, 1607. Left School,
1621. Died, 1682.
James Croxton, Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Precentor of Elphin.
Prebendary of Ferns. He took an active part in Irish Church matters during
Strafford's administration.—Born, 1606. Left School, 1622. Died, —.
James Ashurst, M.A., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. A Nonconformist of
some eminence as a Divine and Preacher.—Born, 1607. Left School, 1623.
Joseph Crowther, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Regius Professor
of Greek, 1660. Principal of St. Mary's Hall, 1664. Prebendary of St. Paul's
1642, and of Worcester, 1661. Precentor of St. Paul's. Chaplain to James
II.—Born, 1608. Left School, 1625. Died, 1689.
Edmund Gayton, B.M., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford; afterwards Superior
Beadle of Arts and Medicine. From this office he was ejected by the Parliamentary Visitors, in 1648. He was replaced at the Restoration. He was
well known, in his day, as a satirical and humorous writer. One of his works
is "Festivous Notes upon Don Quixote." He also put forth a book in verse,
entitled "The Art of Longevity, or a Dietetical Institution." He was the City
"Poet Laureate."—Born, 1608. Left School, 1625. Died, 1666.
George Gisbye, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. White's Reader in
Moral Philosophy, 1633; ejected by Parliamentary Visitors from his Fellowship, 1648.—Born, 1610. Left School, 1627. Died, —.
John Webb, Nephew of Inigo Jones, who instructed him in Architecture, and
intended him to be his successor in the office of Surveyor-General to the King.
He published his uncle's "Stone-Henge restored," and also a "Vindication"
of it, and other works.—Born, 1611. Left School, 1628. Died, 1672.
Abraham Wright, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. An eminent
Preacher, and Collector of the "Deliciæ Poetarum."—Born, 1611. Left
School, 1629. Died 1690.
John Corbett, of Magdalen Hall, Oxford. A very eminent Nonconformist Divine.
Besides being Author of many Controversial and Devotional Works, he assisted
in Compiling Rushworth's Historical Collections.—Born, 1612. Left School,
1629. Died 1680.
William Quarles, M.A., Dr. Wattes' Scholar, and afterwards Fellow of Pembroke
College, Cambridge. He was ejected from his Fellowship during the Great
Rebellion, and reinstated at the Restoration. (A Benefactor of the College.)
—Born, 1614. Left School, 1630. Died, 1670.
William Walwyn, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. A noted Preacher
in his day. Prebendary of St. Paul's, 1660. He was ejected from his Fellowship in 1648, and suffered much during the Great Rebellion.—Born, 1614.
Left School, 1632. Died, —
Joshua Kirby, of Oxford. A zealous Royalist, imprisoned for praying publicly
for Charles I. He had some reputation as a Divine among Nonconformists.—
Born 1617. Left School, 1633. Died, 1676.
Thomas Ward, Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. A sufferer in the Great
Rebellion. Archdeacon of Wilts.—Born, 1615. Left School, 1635. Died, 1696.
Tristram Conyers, Serjeant-at-Law.—Born, 1619. Left School, 1635. Died, 1684.
William Howe, M.A., of St. John's College, Oxford. One of the earliest of
Systematic Botanists in England. He studied Medicine after taking his
degrees in Arts, and practised it with some success. He is generally called
Dr. Howe, but it does not appear that he graduated in medicine.—Born, 1620,
Left School, 1637. Died, 1656.
John Wells, Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, the Nonconformist. Author
of "The Practical Sabbatarian."—Born, 1622. Left School, 1640. Died, 1676.
Benjamin Needler, B.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. A noted Nonconformist. Author of "Morning Exercises at Cripplegate."—Born, 1623.
Left School, 1642. Died, 1682.
William Bell, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary of St.
Paul's. One of the Lecturers at the Temple. Archdeacon of St. Alban's.
Chaplain to Charles II, 1668.—Born, 1625. Left School, 1643. Died, 1683.
Thomas Medlicott, elected Prob. Fellow of St. John's, Oxford, but never admitted.
M.P. for Abingdon, 1688.—Born, 1628. Left School, 1645. Died, 1716.
Henry Hurst, M.A. Chorister of Magdalen College, Oxford. Prob. Fellow of
Merton College, 1649. A noted Nonconformist Preacher and Author. A contributor to "Poole's Annotations."—Born, 1629. Left School, 1645. Died,
Sir Gabriel Roberts, Knt. Deputy-Governor of the Levant Co. An eminent
London Merchant.—Born, 1629. Left School, 1645. Died, 1714.
Thomas Viner, D.D., of Catharine Hall, Cambridge. Prebendary of Gloucester,
1665, Dean of Gloucester, 1671. Canon of Windsor, 1670.—Born, 1629. Left
School, 1646. Died, 1673.
Sir Thomas Pinfold, Knt., LL.D. of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Chancellor of
Peterborough. Advocate-General.—Born, 1634. Left School, 1646. Died,
William Crompton, M.A. Became Student of Christ Church by the power of
Parliamentary Visitors, in 1648. An eminent and pertinacious Nonconformist,
who published several works.—Born, 1629. Left School, 1648. Died, 1696.
Thomas Wyatt, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Canon Residentiary
of Salisbury, &c.—Born, 1632. Left School, 1648. Died, 1725.
Kendrick Edisbury, Commissioner for Victualling the Navy. M.P. for Harwich.
—Born, 1635. Left School, 1648. Died, 17—.
Sir George Viner, Bart., B.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. Born, 1638.
Left School, 1650. Died, 1673.
John Edwards, D.D., entered in 1653 at St. John's College, Cambridge, of which
he became a Fellow. He was the son of Thomas Edwards, the well-known
author of "Gangræna," who, though ordained in the Church of England,
became a zealous advocate of Presbyterianism. John Edwards seems to have
obtained, in early life, the notice of Bishop Sanderson, by whom he was
ordained; but he soon followed in his Father's steps, and became a voluminous
writer of the same School of Theology. Some of his Works attracted considerable notice at the time, especially "The Socinian's Creed," intended to
controvert Mr. Locke's "Reasonableness of Christians, as declared in the
Scriptures," "Theologia Reformata," &c.—Born, 1637. Left School, 1653.
Edward Bernard, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Proctor of the
University in 1667. Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford in 1673.
A learned Astronomer, Linguist, and Critic. He left numerous works.—Born,
1638. Left School, 1655. Died, 1696.
Isaac Craven, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Craven Scholar, 1659.
Candidate for the office of Public Orator, 1673, and elected by a majority
(including Isaac Newton), (fn. 13) but as he had not been nominated by the Heads,
the Vice-Chancellor refused to admit him. He was an eminent scholar.—
Born, 1639. Left School, —. Died, —.
Abraham Janeway, B.A., of Catharine Hall, Cambridge. A Nonconformist of
some note.—Born, 1641. Left School, 1656. Died, —.
Sir Nathanael Powell, Knt. and Bart.—Born, 1640. Left School, 1657. Died,
Edmund Trench, of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, (and previously of Queen's College,
Cambridge.) An eminent Nonconformist (see Calamy ii, 449–456.)—Born,
1643. Left School, 1657. Died, 1691.
John Curle, M.A., Demy and afterwards Probationary Fellow of Magdalen College.
Oxford. Head Master of Magdalen College School, 1666–70.—Born, 1643.
Left School, 1659. Died, 1670.
Jeremiah Wells, B.A. At first of St. Mary's Hall, afterwards Fellow of St. John's
College, Oxford. He was probably, though educated at Merchant Taylors',
which he left in 1660, a Founders-kin Fellow. I learn from Dr. Bliss, that he
was matriculated at St. Mary's Hall, December 16, 1664, and Wood makes him
elected Fellow of St. John's in 1665. He was one of those who spoke in verse
at the first Encaenia after the building of the Sheldonian Theatre, at Oxford.
Wood states that he proceeded M.A., but there is no evidence of this in the
Subscription Book of the University, and it is expressly denied in a manuscript
Catalogue of Fellows in the keeping of the President of St. John's.—Born,
1646. Left School, 1660. Died, 1679.
Abraham Markland, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary of
Winchester. Master of the Hospital of St. Cross. He left some Sermons on
the Parables and Miracles of our Lord.—Born, 1645. Left School, 1662. Died,
Edward Waple, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Proctor of the
University in 1675. Vicar of St. Sepulchres', London. Archdeacon of Taunton,
Prebendary of Wells. Author of a "Paraphrase on the Book of Revelations,"
and of various Sermons. He founded a Catechetical Lecture in St. John's
College. (fn. 14) —Born, 1647. Left School, 1663. Died, 1712.
Sir Gerard Conyers, Kt., Lord Mayor of London.—Born, 1650. Left School
1664. Died, 1737.
John Conyers, of Queen's College, Oxford. Bencher of the Middle Temple.
King's Counsel. M.P. for East Grinstead and West Looe.—Born, 1650. Left
School, 1665. Died, 1722.
Joshua Lasher, D.M., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Regius Professor of
Medicine at that University, 1718.—Born, 1647. Left School, 1665. Died,
John Rogers, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Archdeacon of
Leicester.—Born, 1647. Left School, 1666. Died, 1715.
Francis Fearne, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Head Master of
Wisbeach Grammar School. Prebendary of Ely, 1690.—Born, 1648. Left
School, 1667. Died, 1713.
Richard Oliver, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Proctor of the
University in 1681. Archdeacon of Surrey.—Born, 1651. Left School, 1669.
Thomas Sayer, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Chaplain to Bishop
Mews. Succeeded Richard Oliver as Archdeacon of Surrey.—Born, 1651.
Left School, 1669. Died, —.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Bart., M.P. for the County of Leicester, in four successive
Parliaments.—Born, 1655. Left School, —. Died, 1732.
Duncan Dee, of St. John's College, Oxford. Common Serjeant of the City, and
the Defender of Dr. Sacheverell. It does not appear that he ever graduated.—
Born, 1657. Left School, 1673. Died, 1720.
Tobias Swinden, M.A., of Jesus College, Cambridge. Author of the well-known
"Enquiry into the Nature and Place of Hell," &c.—Born, 1659. Left School,
1674. Died, 17—.
William Lowth, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary of
Winchester. Author of the "Commentary on the Prophets," which forms a
continuation of Bishop Patrick's Commentary on the earlier parts of Scripture.
He had considerable reputation as a critic, besides being a Divine. Bishop
Lowth was his son.—Born, 1660. Left School, 1675. Died, 1732.
Thomas Hoy, D.M., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Regius Professor of
Medicine at that University in 1698.—Born, 1659. Left School, 1676. Died,
Peter Neve, or Le Neve, F.R.S., Norroy King-at-Arms. A very eminent Genealogist, and First President of the Society of Antiquaries.—Born, 1660. Left
School, 1676. Died, 1729.
Francis Lee, M.A., M.R.C.P., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford; removed
from his Fellowship on account of Non-juring scruples in 1697. Author of
"A History of Montanism," which Bishop Lavington commends in the Preface
to his "Enthusiasm of Methodists and Papists compared."—"A Life of Mr.
Kettlewell," &c. He wrote the prolegomena to the Historical part of Grabe's
Septuagint.—Born, 1661. Left School, 1676. Died, 1718.
William Sherard, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, the celebrated
Botanist and Archæologist. Consul at Smyrna. He founded a Professorship
of Botany, which bears his name, at Oxford, and appointed Dillenius as the
first Professor. His Books, (with the exception of those relating to his
favorite study, which were bequeathed to the University), were left to St.
John's College.—Born, 1659. Left School, 1677. Died, 1728.
James Sherard, D.M., F.R.S. An eminent Botanist, Brother of Dr. William
Sherard.—Born, 1665. Left School, —. Died, 1737.
Thomas May, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Master of Reading
School.—Born, 1659. Left School, 1677. Died, —.
Sir Nathanael Lloyd, Kt., D.C.L., of All Souls' College, Oxford. LL.D. and
Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge (to which he was a munificent Benefactor).
Queen's Advocate.—Born, 16—. Left School, 1677. Died, 1741.
Samuel Pratt, D.D., (by Royal Mandate) of Cambridge, in 1697. Chaplain to the
Princess of Denmark. Almoner to the Duke of Gloucester. Afterwards Clerk
of the Closet to the Queen, and in 1706, Dean of Rochester. He published
some Sermons (one of them preached before "the gentlemen educated at
Merchant Taylors'," December 10, 1700), and also some Grammatical Works.
—Born, 1658. Left School, 1677. Died, 1728.
William Peirse, B.D., Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. An eminent
Scholar. Editor of two Tragedies of Euripidies, &c.—Born, 1661. Left School,
1679. Died, —.
Nathaniel Marckwick, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary
of Wells. A Writer upon the Seventy Weeks of Daniel.—Born, 1664. Left
School, 1682. Died, 1721.
Philip Stubbs, B.D., F.R.S., Entered at Wadham College, Oxford, in 1682.
Scholar, 1684. Fellow, 1691. Archdeacon of St. Albans. He published a
good many Sermons and Tracts.—Born, 1665. Left School, 1682. Died, 1734.
Sir Randolph Knipe, Kt., Alderman and Sheriff of London.—Born, 1666.
Left School, 1682. Died, —.
Charles Blake, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary of Chester. Prebendary and Archdeacon of York.—Born 1664. Left School, 1683.
Sir John Cook, Kt., D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. King's
Advocate-General, Dean of the Arches, Vicar-General, &c.—Born, 1667. Left
School, 1684. Died, 1710.
Alexander Torriano, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Professor of
Astronomy in Gresham College, 1691. Prebendary of Lincoln, &c.—Born,
1667. Left School, 1685. Died, 1717.
Richard Blechynden, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Principal
of Gloucester Hall, 1712. First Provost of Worcester College, 1714. Canon
of Rochester, 1710. Prebendary of Gloucester, 1711.—Born, 1667/8. Left
School, 1685. Died, 1736.
Edmund Calamy, the Younger, D.D., of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and Glasgow;
grandson of the former mentioned Edmund Calamy, and, like him, a Nonconformist. He was the Author of "An Abridgement of Baxter's Life and Times."
—Born, 1670. Left School, 1685. Died, 1732.
Marmaduke Allington, M.P. for Agmondesham, from 1728—1734. Bencher of
Lincoln's Inn.—Born, 1671. Left School, 1687. Died, 1749.
Charles Woodroffe, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary
of Winchester. He bequeathed the Manor of Winterslow to his College, to
provide a Fund for increasing the number or value of the Livings in its gift.—
Born, 1671. Left School, 1688. Died, 1726.
James Knight, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. A Theological Writer
and Controversialist of some reputation. He opposed Dr. Samuel Clarke with
much success. (fn. 15) —Born, 1672. Left School, 1690. Died, 1735.
Edmund Archer, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prebendary of
Wells. In 1712 succeeded Edward Waple as Archdeacon of Taunton.
Archdeacon of Wells in 1726.—Born, 1673. Left School, 1691. Died, 1739.
Sir William Massingbeard, Bart., M.P. for Lincolnshire.—Born, 1677. Left
School, 1691. Died, 1723.
Daniel Neale, M.A., of an American University. The well-known Author of
"The History of the Puritans," which called forth rejoinders from Dr. Maddox,
Bishop of St. Asaph, and Dr. Zachary Gray.—Born, 1678. Left School, 1691.
Sir Henry Penrice, Knt., Judge of the Admiralty. LL.D., Fellow of Trinity
Hall, Cambridge. Chancellor of Gloucester.—Born, 1677. Left School, 1694.
Thomas Haywood, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Editor of St.
Macarius' Homilies.—Born, 1678. Left School, 1694. Died, 1746.
William Stuart, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Chancellor of the
Diocese of Exeter, and Chaplain to Bishop Blackhall, whose dying bed he
attended. Founded an Exhibition for Merchant Taylors' School, at St. John's
College, Oxford, and another at Pembroke College, Cambridge.—Born, 1677.
Left School, 1695. Died, 1734.
George Smith, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Master of Sandwich
School, and afterwards of the King's School, Canterbury.—Born, 1679. Left
School, 1696. Died, —.
Thomas Rymer, D.D., Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge, (elected and admitted Fellow under a dispensation from the Queen, 6th November, 1702.)
One of the Six Preachers at Canterbury. Author of several volumes of Sermons.—Born, 1679. Left School, 1696. Died, 1761.
Thomas Crosse, D.D., Fellow of Catharine Hall, Cambridge. Proctor of the
University, 1716. Master of Catharine Hall, 1719. Vice-Chancellor of the
University, 1720. Prebendary of York, 1723.—Born, 1680. Left School,
1696. Died, 1736.
Richardson Pack, of St. John's College, Oxford. Barrister-at-Law. Afterwards
served in the Army with distinction, and attained the rank of Major. A
Poetical and Miscellaneous Writer.—Born, circ. 1680. Left School, 1696.
Samuel Harris, M.A., Fellow of St. Peter's College, Cambridge. F.R.S. The first
Professor of Modern History at Cambridge, 1724. Author of a valuable Commentary on Isaiah liii. Craven Seholar, 1701.—Born, 1683. Left School,
1697. Died, 1733.
John Andrew, LL.D., Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The Founder of Six
Exhibitions at St. John's College, Oxford, appropriated to Merchant Taylors'
School. Master of Faculties and Chancellor of London.—Born, 1672. Left
School, 1699. Died, 1747.
Robert Watts, B.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Author of numerous
Tracts and Pamphlets.—Born, 1683. Left School, 1701. Died, 1726.
William Berriman, D.D., of Oriel College, Oxford. An eminent Oriental Scholar
and Theologian. Preacher of "Lady Moyer's Lectures," in 1723—1724.
Fellow of Eton College. Preacher of "Mr. Boyle's Lecture," 1730—1732, &c.
—Born, 1688. Left School, 1702. Died, 1749/50.
Charles Wheatly, M.A. Elected in 1707, Founder's-kin Fellow of St. John's
College, Oxford, where he had originally entered as a Commoner. The author
of "A Rational Illustration of the Book of Common Prayer." "Sermons at
Lady Moyer's Lecture," &c.—Born, 1686. Left School, 1704 Died, 1742.
Thomas Tooly, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford; from whence he was
expelled, for irregularities. He was a Classical Scholar of some repute, and
wrote several Papers in "The Craftsman."—Born, 1688. Left School, 1705.
Isaac Schomberg, M.D., of Cambridge by Royal Mandate. An eminent Physician,
as was also his brother, Dr. Ralph Schomberg, F.A.S.—Born, —. Left
School, —. Died, 1780.
Charles Parkin, M.A., of Pembroke College, Cambridge; Founder of certain
Exhibitions at that College, for Merchant Taylors' School; Historian of Norfolk. Mr. Parkin also founded an Exhibition for Bowes School, Yorkshire, at
Pembroke College, Cambridge, and left a small estate to that Society.—Born,
1689. Left School, 1707. Died, 1765. Mem. CXXIII. (f).
John Byrom, M.A., F.R.S., (fn. 16) of Trinity College, Cambridge; of which he was
chosen Fellow in 1714. An ingenious Poet: Author of the Pastrol of "Colin
and Phœbe," in the Spectator. The "Phœbe," is said to have been Joanna,
daughter of the great Dr. Bentley. He was afterwards known as an improver
of the art of Stenography.—Born, 1691. Left School, 1708. Died, 1763.
Ambrose Bonwicke, the Younger (the Son of Mr. Bonwicke, Head Master of Merchant Taylors' School). Like his father, he entertained non-juring scruples,
and was therefore, though Head Monitor of the School in June, 1710, ineligible to a Fellowship at St. John's, Oxford. He became a Scholar of St.
John's College, Cambridge, where he died early. His father published his
Life under the title of "A Pattern for Young Students in the University, as
set forth in the life of Mr. Ambrose Bonwicke. (fn. 17) —Born, 1691. Left School,
1710. Died, 1714.
John Locker, F.S.A., sometime of Merton College, Oxford. Barrister-at-Law.
An Author and Critic of some note in his day.—Born, 1693. Left School,
1711. Died, 1760.
Joseph Sims, B.D., of St. Catharine Hall, Cambridge. Chaplain to Bishop Wilcox,
whom he had succeeded as Chaplain to the British Factory at Lisborn. Prebendary of Lincoln and St. Paul's. Published a Sermon on the Rebellion of 1745,
and also a Volume of Sermons.—Born, 1694/5. Left School, 1711. Died, 1776.
John Jones, B.C.L., Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. Head Master of Oundle
School, Northamptonshire.—Born, 1693. Left School, 1712. Died,—.
Edward Yardley, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, on Bishop
Dee's Foundation, 1721. Archdeacon of Cardigan. An able Antiquary.—
Born 1698. Left School, 1714. Died, 1770.
Sir Merrick Burrell, Bart., Governor of the Bank of England, M.P. for Marlow,
and afterwards for Grampound in several Parliaments. Created a Baronet,
6th George III.—Born, 1700. Left School, 1714. Died, 1787.
Nicholas Amhurst, Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. A Satirical Writer of
some notoriety. He was expelled from St. John's College for his irregularity of
life. The "Terræ Filius," and "The Craftsman," are his two best known
Works. Academic, ecclesiastical, and political matters alike felt his pen.—
Born, 1697. Left School, 1716. Died, 1742.
Sir John Stracey, Knt., B.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Recorder
of London. Judge of the Sheriffs' Court.—Born, 1698. Left School, 1717.
Henry Woodward, the Comic Actor.—Born, 1714. Left School, 1728. Died,
Sir William Watson, Knt., D.M., F.R.S., eminent for his skill in Botany and
Electricity.—Born, 1715. Left School, 1730. Died, 1787.
Sir George Hay, Knt., D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. King's
Advocate. Vicar-General. Dean of the Arches. One of the Lords of the
Admiralty. M.P. for Stockbridge and Sandwich. Chancellor of Worcester.—
Born, 1714. Left School, 1731. Died,—.
Abel Moisey, M.D., F.R.S., &c., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. An eminent
Physician and Medical Writer.—Born, 1715. Left School, 1732. Died, 1780.
John Monro, D.M., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Radcliffe Travelling
Fellow in 1743. Physician of Bethlehem and Bridewell Hospitals in 1753.—
Born, 1715. Left School, 1733. Died, 1791.
William Cokayne, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Proctor of the
University in 1750. Professor of Astronomy in Gresham College.—Born, 1717.
Left School, 1736. Died, 1798.
John Duncan, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. He was present in
every battle in Scotland, as Chaplain to the King's Troops. He published
several Religious Works, besides a Poem, on "Happiness," in four books.—
Born, 1721. Left School, 1739. Died, 1808.
Robert, Lord Clive, the Founder of the British Empire in India, Created D.C.L.,
at Oxford, September 3, 1760.—Born, 1725. Left School, 1739. Died, 1774.
Peter Whalley, B.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Author of "An
Enquiry into the Learning of Shakspere." Editor of Ben Jonson's Works, and
of Bridges' History of Northamptonshire. Master of the Grammar School,
Christ's Hospital, and of St. Olave's School, Southwark.—Born, 1722. Left
School, 1740. Died, 1791.
William Roman, B.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, 1740. Professor
of Geometry at Gresham College.—Born, 1722. Left School, 1740. Died,—.
Vicesimus Knock, or Knox, B.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Third
Under Master of Merchant Taylors' School, in 1753. Second Under Master,
1754. First under Master, 1758, (fn. 18) Head Master of Tonbridge School, 1772.
He was the father of the "Essayist."—Born, 1729. Left School, 1745, Died,
Edward Rowe Mores, M.A., of Queen's College, Oxford. An eminent Antiquarian, and Literary man of the Eighteenth Century. He was one of the
Founders of the Society of Antiquaries.—Born, 1730. Left School, 1745.
William Disney, D.D., of Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he became Fellow.
Senior Wrangler, 1753. Regius Professor of Hebrew in 1757.—Born, 1731.
Left School, 1749. Died, 1807.
William Mainwaring, M.P., for Middlesex, from 1784 to 1802.
Mr. Mainwaring was first elected for Middlesex in 1784. He was on the Tory
interest, and the two other candidates were John Wilkes (Radical), and George
Byng (Whig). After a severe contest Mainwaring and Wilkes were returned. In
1790, and again in 1796, Mainwaring and Byng were returned, unopposed. In
1802 there were three Candidates, George Byng, Sir Francis Burdett, and William
Mainwaring; the two former were returned, but in consequence of the wholesale
manufacture of Votes, by which Sir F. Burdett's majority had been attained, he
was unseated, on Petition, 1804. This decision, however, did not give William
Mainwaring the seat, for "treating" appeared to have been resorted to by his Committee. His relative, Gilbert Boulton Mainwaring, was returned in August, by a
very narrow majority against Burdett.—Born, 1735. Left School, 1752. Died,
Samuel Kettilby, D.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Prefessor of Geometry in Gresham College.—Born, 1735. Left School, 1754. Died, 1808.
John Latham, M.D., F.R.S., &c. Author of "The General History of Birds."—
Born, 17—. Left School, —. Died, 1837.
Thomas Taylor, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Professor of Law
at Gresham College. Archdeacon of Chichester.—Born, 1738. Left School
1757. Died, 1808.
Sir John Silvester, Bart., B.C.L. (but created Hon. D.C.L.), Fellow of St. John's
College, Oxford, F.R.S., F.S.A.
Bencher of the Middle Temple, successively one of the Common Pleaders, Common Serjeant, and Recorder of London.—Born, 1745. Left School, 1764. Died,
Henry Hall, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Commissioner of
Bankrupts.—Born, 1747. Left School, 1765. Died,—.
Sir John Horsford, K.C.B., Major-General in Hon. E.I.C. Service. Served with
distinction in India. Elected to St. John's, Oxford, 1768; resigned his Fellowship 1771.—Born, 1751. Left School, 1768. Died,—.
Sir Charles Rich, Bart., D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. He was
elected as Charles Bostock, but changed his name to Rich, and was in 1791,
created a Baronet.—Born, 1751. Left School, 1768. Died, 1824.
Vicesimus Knox, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Head Master of
Tonbridge School on the death of his father. On his resignation of this office,
in 1812, he was in turn succeeded by his son. His "Essays" and "Christian
Philosophy," are well known. He was D.D. of an American University.—
Born, 1752. Left School, 1771. Died, 1821.
Sir Ralph Bigland, Knight, Garter King-at-Arms.—Born, 1757. Left School,
1774. Died, 1838.
Sir Samuel Shepherd, Knight, Solicitor-General, 1813. Attorney-General. 1817.
Chief Baron in Scotland, 1828. Sir Walter Scott has a kindly notice of him in
his autobiography.—Born, 1760. Left School, 1774. Died, 1840.
Joshua Brookes, F.R.S., &c., the most eminent Anatomist of his time.—Born,
1761. Left School, —. Died, 1833.
Pinkstan James, M.D. Originally an Officer in R.N.; subsequently studied
medicine with considerable success, and was Physician Extraordinary to the
Prince Regent, &c.—Born, 1766. Left School, 1776. Died, 1830.
Baker John Sellon, B.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Serjeant-atLaw. Author of several legal works.—Born, 1762. Left School, 1779. Died,
John Hibbert, M.A., who migrated from Merchant Taylors' to Eton, and became
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.—Born, 1768. Left School, 1779.
Thomas Whitfield, B.D., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Proctor of the
University, 1796. Left a prize of 50l. for every member of St. John's College,
not being on the Foundation, who shall be placed in the 1st Class at the
Public Examinations of the University.—Born, 1765. Left School, 1783.
Thomas Birch, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Dean of Battle.
Archdeacon of Lewes.—Born, 1766. Left School, 1785. Died, 1840.
Sir Albert Pell, Knight, D.C.L., Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Serjeantat-Law. Judge at the Court of Review.—Born, 1768. Left School, 1787.
John Walter, M.P. for Berks and Nottingham.—Born, 1776. Left School, 1788.
Charles Matthews, the elder, the Comedian.—Born, 1776. Left School, 1791.
Henry Wetherell, M.A., of University College, Oxford. Proctor of the University, 1802. Canon of Gloucester, and Archdeacon of Hereford, 1825.—
Born, 1775. Left School, 1791. Died, 1858.
Henry Storks, Serjeant-at-Law. Recorder of Cambridge, and last Chief Justice
of the Isle of Ely. Judge in the Middlesex County Court.—Born,—
Left School, 1791. Died, 1866. Father of the late Sir Henry Storks, SurveyorGeneral, who died in 1874.
Charles Mayne Young, the Tragedian, educated partly at Eton, and partly at
Merchant Taylors', to which he migrated.—Born, 1777. Left School, 1792.
The Right Hon. Sir John Dodson, Knight, D.C.L., of Oriel College, Oxford, M.P.
for Rye from 1819–1823. Advocate in Doctors' Commons. Queen's AdvoateGeneral. Dean of the Arches, and Judge of the Prerogative Court. Bencher
of the Middle Temple, Member of the Privy Council.—Born 1780. Left
School, 1797. Died, 1858.
Vice-Admiral the Hon. Henry Dilkes Byng, R.N., son of John, 5th Viscount
Torrington.—Born, 1781. Left School, 1797. Died, 1860.
Henry Cline, F.R.S., Surgeon of St. Thomas' Hospital.—Born, 1781. Left
School, 1797. Died, 1827.
Harry Bristowe Wilson, D.D., Scholar of Lincoln College, Oxford. For many
years one of the Under-Masters of Merchant Taylors'. He published a
"History of the School," from which very much of the Antiquarian matter
relating thereto has been derived.—Born, 1774. Left School, 1798. Died,
Dixon Denham, afterwards known as Lieutenant-Colonel Dixon Denham, the
African traveller.—Born, 1786. Left School, 1800. Died, 1828.
Edward Stanley, F.R.S., Surgeon of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Surgeon
Extraordinary to the Queen.—Born, 1792. Left School, 1808. Died, 1862.
Sir Robert Buckley Comyn, Knight, M.A., (Hon. D.C.L.) of St. John's College,
Oxford. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Madras. Bencher of the
Middle Temple.—Born, 1792. Left School, 1809. Died, 1853.
W. A. Wilkinson, M.P. for Lambeth.—Born, 1795. Left School, 1810. Died,
Francis Close, D.D., Scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge. Dean of Carlisle
—Born, 1797. Left School, 1812.
John Pollard Willoughby, M.P. for Leominster, and Bart. 1865. Nominated a
a Student at the E. I. College, Hailebury, August 1815, where, during the four
Terms he was required to keep, he gained three prizes, and a gold medal for
proficiency in Persian; three prizes for proficiency in Hindustani; a prize and
a gold medal for proficiency in Law; and a gold medal of proficiency in
Political Economy. On quitting the College he was placed in the 1st Class of
Merit, and assigned the rank of first on the list of students then leaving the
Institution for Bombay, for which Presidency he was appointed a Writer in
July 1818; after passing through all the different grades of the Service, he
took his seat as a Member of Council in April 1846. He retired from the
Service and returned to England in 1851. In April 1854, he was appointed by
Her Majesty's Government a Nominee Director of the East India Company.
Member of the India Council.—Born, 1799. Left School, 1812. Died, 1866.
Charles James Matthews, the younger, the Comedian.—Born, 1803. Left
Sir Thomas Tilson, Knight. Left School, 1816. J.P., and Chairman of Quarter
Sessions for Surrey. Knighted, 1868.
Rev. Charles Pritchard, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. Left School
about Christmas, 1819. 4th Wrangler, 1830. Fellow of St. John's College,
Cambridge, 1831. Head Master of Clapham School. President of the Royal
Astronomical Society, 1866. Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge, 1867. Savilian
Professor of Astronomy at Oxford, 1870.
Rev. Henry Cary, M.A. (son of the Rev. Henry Cary, of the British Museum, the
translator of "Dante," of " The Bride of Aristophanes," of "Pindar," &c.) He
was a Scholar of Worcester College, Oxford, 1821. 2nd Class in Classics at
B.A. Examination, 1824. He published various Classical works. Died in
Sir Peter Melvill Melvill, Major-General in the Army. Born July 2, 1803.
Left School about June 1819. Entered E.I.C. Service at an early age, in the
Bombay Native Infantry, attained rank of Colonel, 1856. Made K.C.B in 1869
for services in India.
George Clode, born 1804, entered 1st July 1816 on the 4th, and left School in
March 1819 on the 6th, Form, and died 1854.
[Of my eldest brother, by whose intellectual culture my early life was directed,
I may add a few words. Had he followed the bent of his own wishes the University would have been his career, but he yielded affectionately and unselfishly to
what then was a higher duty. He travelled through Spain (during the Revolution), and in Portugal, and in France. The closing years of his life were passed
in total blindness, the effect of paralysis, borne with an exemplary patience.—
Edward Wix, M.A., of Trinity College, Oxford. Late Archdeacon of Newn
foundland.—Born, 1802. Left School, 1820. Died, 1866.
George Robert Gray, F.L.S. Author of "The Genera of Birds," and other
works. Assistant in the Department of Zoology at the British Museum.—
Born, 1808. Left School, 1823. Died, 1872.
John Raily, Q.C., M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. 2nd Wrangler
and Smith's Prizeman in 1828. Standing Council for the University of Cambridge.—Born, 1805. Left School, 1823.
John Gough Nichols, F.S.A., the well-known antiquary, was the eldest son of
John Bowyer Nichols, F.S.A., and grandson of John Nichols, F.S.A., author of
the "History of Leicestershire," and other works, was born May 22, 1806. He
was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, which he left in June 1823, in order
to carry on the printing business in Parliament-street, which had been previously conducted by his father and grandfather. He contributed many
historical essays and reviews to the "Gentleman's Magazine," which for some
years he partly edited, and was the author of numerous works on genealogical,
archæological, and antiquarian subjects. He was treasurer of the Surtees
Society in 1834, and was one of the founders of the Camden Society, for which,
as for other similar bodies, he edited several volumes. He was chief editor of
the "Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica," and its sequel, and established
in 1862, the series of the "Herald and Genealogist." Mr. Nichols contributed
many papers to the transactions of antiquarian societies, and amongst his
writings may be mentioned "London Pageants," "The Pilgrimages of Canterbury and Walsingham, translated from Erasmus," and "Literary Remains of
King Edward VI." Recently he was engaged on a new edition of Dr. Whitaker's
"History of Whalley."—Died 1873.
Thomas Lewin, M.A., Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford. One of the Lord
Chancellor's Conveyancing Counsel. Author of an essay on the Chronology of
the New Testament, "A Sketch of Jerusalem," &c.—Born, 1805. Left School,
Venerable John Hardie, M.A., of St. Mary Hall, Oxford. Late Archdeacon of
Caffraria. Chaplain to the Bishop of Ely, 1864–73.—Born 1809. Left School,
Robert Dixon, D.D., of St. Catharine Hall, Cambridge. Principal of King
William's College, Isle of Man. Proctor in the Convocation of York.—Born,
1805. Left School, 1824.
Charles Mackenzie, M.A., of Pembroke College, Oxford. Head Master of
St. Olave's, Southwark. Prebendary of St. Paul's.—Born, 1807. Left School,
Rev. A. J. W. Morrison, B.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. Born 1806. Left
School 1825. Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1831. Head Master of
Truro Grammar School. A most learned German Scholar, and translator of
"Ritter's History of Philosophy," and of other works from the German.—
Rev. Thomas Arundell (formerly Tagg), B.D. Left School, 1826. Of St. John's
College, Cambridge. Vicar of Hayton, near York. Author of "Reminiscences
of the City of London and its Livery Companies, 1869."
Rev. W. P. Baily, B.D. Left School in 1826, having gained a Scholarship at Clare
Hall, Cambridge. Thirty-first Wrangler at B.A. Examination, 1830. Fellow
of Clare Hall, 1831. Chaplain of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court,
1849–1858. Rector of Great Waldingfield, Suffolk, 1858–1871. Died, 1871.
Rev. E. Penny, M.A. Left School, 1827. School Exhibitioner at St. John's College, Oxford. One of the Six Preachers at Canterbury Cathedral. Hon. Canon
of Canterbury, 1866.—Died, 1869.
Professor William Allan Miller, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S. Born at Ipswich, December 17, 1817. Left Merchant Taylors' about June 1827. Studied Medicine
at Birmingham and King's College, London. Carried off Warneford Theological
Medal, 1839. Demonstrator of Chemistry at King's College, 1840. M.D. of
University of London. Author of "Elements of Chemistry, Theoretical and
Practical." Professor of Chemistry at King's College, 1845.—Died 1870.
Manaton Collingwood Ommanney, H.E.I.C., Civil Service Judicial Commissioner
in Oude. He was killed at Lucknow, in the Bengal Presidency, by a cannon
ball, as he was sitting in his room—Born, 1813. Left School, 1827. Died,
Albert Richard Smith, whose name is permanently and pleasantly associated with
"Mont Blanc."—Born, 1846. Left School, 1828. Died, 1860.
Alexander Pulling, Barrister-at-Law. Author of "Laws and Customs of City
of London." Serjeant-at-Law, 1863.—Born, 1814. Left School, 1830.
John Ratliff, Civil Session Judge, Cuddapal, Madras.—Born, 1819. Left School,
Rev. W. Scott, M.A. Left School in 1831, having obtained a Michel Exhibition,
from which he was advanced to a Scholarship, on the same foundation, at
Queen's College, Oxford. 2nd Class in Classics at B.A. Examination, 1835.
Perpetual Curate of Christ Church, Hoxton, 1839–1863. Vicar of St. Lawrence
Jewry, 1863. He was a man of immense Theological learning, and for many
years edited the "Christian Remembrancer." He was also one of the founders
and constant contributors to the "Saturday Review," and few numbers appeared
without an article from his vigorous pen. He edited Archbishop Laud's
Works, in the Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology.—Died, January 12, 1872.
Samuel Birch, F.S.A., Keeper of the Oriental and Medieval Antiquities at the
British Museum. Corresponding Member of the Institute of France, and of
the Academy of Berlin. Author of "Views of the Nile," 1843, and "The
Gallery of Antiquities," 1846, &c. Created Hon. D.C.L. of St. Andrew's, 1862.
—Born, 1813. Left School, 1831.
Edward Augustus Bond, Assistant Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum
and Egerton Librarian.—Born, 1815. Left School, 1833.
John Mortimer Heppel, M. Inst. C. E. Left School in 1833, and went to the
London University, where he obtained a Prize for Natural Philosophy. A
Civil Engineer of considerable ability and eminence, who was a pupil of
Mr. G. P. Bidder, and of the Messrs. Rennie. He was a man known for his
professional exertions, not merely in England, but in Switzerland and other
parts of the Continent of Europe, and indeed of the world. In 1857 he
was appointed Chief Engineer on the Madras Railway. In 1864 he became
Consulting Engineer to the International Contract Company. In 1865, Engineer to the Peruvian Railway. In 1866 he was made Consulting Engineer to
the Oude and Rohilcund Railway, which post he retainnd to his death. In
every position filled by him his exertions were deeply appreciated, and his merit
acknowledged. He joined the Institute of Civil Engineers as an Associate in
1835, was elected a Graduate in 1838, and was transferred to the class of Member
in 1857. His published works and inventions were numerous and valuable.—
Died, March 21, 1872.
Sir Adam Bittleston, Knight, Barrister-at-Law. One of the Justices of the
Supreme Court of Madras, 1858. Re-appointed to the High Court, under the
New Act in June 1862. Retired 1870.
Rev. John Gabriel Ryde, M.A., Incumbent of Holy Trinity Church, Melrose, and
Synod Clerk of the Diocese of Glasgow. He was at Merchant Taylors' School
from June 1831 to June 1834, but had the greater part of his early: ducation
at King's College, London (first in the School and afterwards in the College),
previous to going to St. John's College, Oxford. There he graduated in
Michaelmas, 1846, taking a 1st Class in Classics at B.A. The next year he was
ordained by the Bishop of London to the Curacy of St. Mary's, Paddington,
whence he proceeded, in 1849, to Scotland, and after being for four years
Incumbent of St. Andrew's, Aberdeen, was appointed in 1854 to the Incumbency
of Holy Trinity Church, Melrose, which he held till his death, from typhoid
fever, on the 7th of December 1868, at the age of 45.
Rev. Hector Nelson, M.A. Left School, 1835. Of St. John's College, Oxford.
2nd Class in Mathematics at B.A. Degree, Easter, 1838. Principal of the
Lincoln Training Institution. Prebendary of Lincoln, 1865.
Professor Thomas Longmore, C.B. Left School, 1835, to commence study at
Guy's Hospital. After various services as Assistant-Surgeon with the
19th Regiment in the Ionian Islands, West Indies, and Canada, served as
Surgeon of the 19th Regiment in the Light Division of the Fastern Army from
its first taking the field throughout the campaign of 1854–55, until the termination of the Siege of Sebastopol; was present at the affair of Bulganac, battles
of Alma and Inkerman, capture of Balaklava, sortie of 26th October, assault of
the Redan on 18th June and 8th September. (Medal and three clasps,
Turkish medal, and Knight of the Legion of Honor). Served in Bengal in 1857
to 1859 during the Sepoy Mutiny. Author of various professional publications.
Selected to be the Professor of Military Surgery at the Army Medical School
on its establishment in 1860 by the then Minister of War, Lord Herbert.
Deputy Inspector-General. Made a Companion of the Bath in 1867. Appointed Surgeon Extraordinary to the Queen, 1868.
William Barrow Simonds. Left School, 1836. Elected M.P. for Winchester,
1865; again in 1868; and again in 1874.
Richard Henry Major, F.S.A., F.R.S.L. Keeper of the Department of Maps,
Charts, &c., in the British Museum, 1867. For many years the Honorary
Secretaay of the "Hakluyt Society," and editor of many of its most valuable
publications, as "The Early Voyages to Terra Australis." Writer of a paper
before the Society of Antiquaries on a "Discovery made by him of a MS.
document which represented Australia to have been discovered by the
Portuguese, with a Discoverer's Name, in 1601." In recognition of the importance of these two publications, Don Pedro, King of Portugal, conferred on
him the Knighthood of the "Tower and Sword" in 1861. Author of "The
Life of Prince Henry of Portugal, surnamed the Navigator, and its Results,"
for which Dom Louis, the present King, conferred on him the additional
honour of the "Gold Collar" of that Order. Knight and Officer of the Order of
the "Rose of Brazil," 1873. Knight Commander of "the Crown of Italy," 1874,
a distinction conferred on him by Vittorio Emanuele, King of Italy, for another
work, "The Voyages of the Venetian Brothers, Niccolo and Antonio Zeno, to
the Northern Seas in the Fourteenth Century." Corresponding Member of
many foreign societies.—Born, 1818. Left School, 1836.
Rev. Edmund Venables, M.A, Stuart's Exhibitioner from the School, 1838, of
Pembroke College, Cambridge. 33rd Wrangler in 1842. Examining Chaplain
to the Bishop of Lincoln. Prebendary of Lincoln, 1865. Canon and Precentor of Lincoln, 1867. Chaplain to the Bishop of London, 1869.
Rev. William De Lancy West, D.D., of St. John's College, Oxford, 1841. 1st
Class in Mathematics, and 2nd Class in Classics, Easter 1845. Head Master of
Hackney School. Head Master of Brentwood School. Head Master of Epsom
Rev. Thomas Barratt Power, M.A., Scholar of Emmanuel College, Cambridge,
1841. Eleventh Wrangler at B.A., 1845. Fellow of Emmanuel, 1846, and
afterwards Tutor. Head Master of the Hereford Cathedral School, 1851–1857.
Prebendary of Hereford, 1856. Vicar of Upton Bishop, Herefordshire, 1857.
James Alexander Guthrie. Left School, 1841. M.A. (1845) of Wadham
College, Oxford. A Director of the Bank of England. [Elected Warden and
Assistant to the Company in 1863, and would have held the Mastership, to the
very great advantage of the Company, in 1873–4, but for his death (after a
lingering illness borne with great fortitude) in 1872. He was warmly attached to
the School, and was a Trustee for the 1861 Scholarship (see p. 472). Greatly interested in the removal to the Charter House. The two or three letters I
received from him during his illness (and written with difficulty in pencil) had
reference to that subject. He was charitable and munificent, a Liberal in politics,
and unsuccessfully contested Dundee in 1868. His death was deeply regretted
by those in any way associated with him.—C. M. C.]
Rev. W. Dewhurst, M.A., of Trinity College, Dublin. Left School, 1842. An
excellent Oriental Scholar. Theological Tutor, and Oriental and Hebrew
Lecturer at Queen's College, Birmingham, and Head Master of the Junior
School of Theology. Selected by Bishop H. Browne as one of the Contributors
to "The Speaker's Commentary on the Bible."—Died, 1865.
Timothy Holmes, M.A. Left School, 1843, with a Stuart's Exhibition to Pembroke College, Cambridge. Foundation Scholar of that College, 1845. 42nd
Wrangler, and Bracketed Twelfth in the First Class in Classics at B.A. Examination, 1847. M.R.C.S., 1853. Chief Surgeon of the Metropolitan Police,
1865. Surgeon and Lecturer in Surgery at St. George's Hospital, 1868. Professor of Surgery and Pathology, 1872–74, and Member of the Court of
Examiners, of R.C.S., 1873. Editor and in part Author of "A System of
Surgery," 2nd edition, 1870, and Author of "The Surgical Treatment of the
Diseases of Infancy and Childhood, 2nd edition, 1869, and of other Medical
Frederick William Pavy. Left School in 1843. M.D., London, 1853. Fellow
of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 1860. F.R.S. Physician to, and
Lecturer on Physiology at Guy's Hospital. Gulstonian Lecturer at College of
Physicians, 1862 and 1863. Lettsomian Lecturer at Medical Society, 1859.
Formerly Lecturer in Comparative Anatomy, Guy's Hospital. Examiner in
Anatomy and Physiology, College of Physicians, 1872 and 1873. Author of
various Medical Works, and most recently of "A Treatise on Food and
Dietetics, Physiologically and Therapeutically considered," 1874.
Thomas Halhed Fischer. Left School, 1845. Barrister-at-Law. Bencher of
Lincoln's Inn. Queen's Counsel, 1872.
Butler Cole Aspinall, Barrister-at-Law. Member of the Australian Parliament
for Talbot County. Elected Chairman of Committees of the House, December
11, 1856. Attorney-General at Melbourne, 1861.—Born, 1830. Left School,
Vincent Rice, left School in June 1847, as Second Prompter. He could not be
persuaded, though a promising Scholar, and especially elegant in versification,
to go to the University. Preferring agriculture, he went to the Agricultural
College at Cirencester, and afterwards to the Cape, where he was prosperous and
highly respected. He was a Member of the House of Assembly of the Cape.
His father was the Rev. Dr. Rice, formerly Head Master of Christ's Hospital.
He died January 18, 1873, at Claremont, near Cape Town.
Sir Charles T. Bright, Knight, Civil Engineer. Knighted by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland for his share in carrying out the Atlantic Telegraph. M.P.
for Greenwich, 1865–68.—Born, 1832. Left School, 1847.
E.A.C. Schalch. Left School, 1852. Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln's Inn. Obtained
in 1864 the Competitive Law Studentship of the Four Inns of Court. Was
appointed Attorney-General of Jamaica in 1871, and died, after a very short
tenure of office, of yellow fever, 1874.
Rev. A. W. Deey, M.A., Postmaster of Merton College, Oxford, 1856. 3rd Class
in Mathematics at Moderations, 1858. 2nd Class in Mathematics at B.A.
Examination, 1860. Second Master of Crewkerne Grammar School, 1860.
Curate of Alton, Hants. Author of "The Christian's Sanctuary." Died,
Charles Alfred Cookson, B.A., Dean Ireland's Exhibitioner of Oriel College,
Oxford. 2nd Class in Classics at B.A., Easter, 1852. Second Judge of the
British Consular Court at Constantinople, 1868.
Rev. J. W. Nutt, M.A., Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1852. 1st Class
in Classics at Moderations, Michaelmas, 1853. 1st Class in Classics at B.A.
Degree, Michaelmas, 1855. Kennicott Hebrew Scholar, 1857. Pusey and
Ellerton Hebrew Scholar, 1857. Boden Sanscrit Scholar, 1857. Fellow of
All Souls' College, 1858. One of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. SubLibrarian of the Bodleian with care of Oriental Books and Manuscripts, 1867.
Grinfield Lecturer in the Septuagint at Oxford, 1874–76.
William Rhys Williams, M.D., F.R.G.S., Exhibitioner from the School to
St. Thomas's Hospital, 1855. Graduated at St. Andrew's, 1862. Member of
the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 1866. Resident Physician and
Superintendent to Bethelem Hospital, 1866. Lecturer on Mental Diseases
at St. Thomas's Hospital, 1870.
C.H.H. Cheyne, M.A. Left School, 1857. Foundation Scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge. 18th Wrangler in 1862. Mathematical Master at Westminster
J. R. Thursfield, M.A., Scholar of Corpus, Oxford, 1859. First Class in Classics
at Moderations, Easter, 1861. First Classics at B.A., 1863. Fellow of Jesus,
1864. Tutor of Jesus. Examiner in Moderations at Oxford, 1870. Public
Examiner, 1873. Proctor, 1875.
Rev. Alexander Freeman, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. Foundation
Scholar, 1860. Fifth Wrangler at B.A. Examination, 1861. Chancellor's
Medallist for Proficiency in Legal Studies, 1862. Fellow of St. John's, 1862.
Moderator in the Mathematical Tripos, 1874, and Examiner in the same Tripos
Rev. Frederic Veley, B.A., School Exhibitioner of St. John's College, Oxford.
1860. 2nd Class in Classics at Moderations, 1862. Died in his Deacon's Year,
Rev. A. Stokes, M.A., Company's Tercentenary Scholar, and Scholar of Trinity
Hall, Cambridge, 1863. Fourth Senior Optime and Twelfth in 2nd Class in
Classics at B.A., 1867. Appointed in 1869 Principal of the Mussorie College,
N.W. Provinces, Bengal.
Thomas Humphrey Ward, M.A., Scholar of Brasenose College, 1864. First in
Competitive Examination for Indian and Civil Service, 1866. 2nd Class in
Classics at Moderations, 1866. 1st Class in Classics at B.A. Degree, 1868.
Fellow of Brasenose, 1869. Master in the Responsion Schools at Oxford,
Ven. Richard Frederic Lefevre Blunt, M.A. (Cantuar), of Kings's College,
London. Theological Associate, 1st Class, 1867. Vicar of Scarborough, 1864.
Hon. Fellow of King's College, London, 1869. Rural Dean of Scarborough,
1870. Prebendary of York, 1871. Archdeacon of the East Riding, 1873.
Edward Nolan, School Exhibitioner of St. John's College, Oxford, 1864. 1st Class
in Moderations, 1866. Casberd Scholar at St. John's, 1867. Entered as
Student of the Inner Temple in 1869. A young man of great promise and
varied accomplishments, who endeared himself greatly to all his friends.—Died
Oct. 4, 1870, after a year's suffering.
Sir Joseph Causton, Alderman of the City of London for the Ward of Bridge
Within. Knighted on the occasion of the opening of the Holborn Viaduct by
the Queen. Died, 1871.
Rev. Robert Colley Lawton Dear, M.A. A young man of no ordinary promise.
He left School as Head Monitor in June 1863, when he was elected a Scholar of
St. John's College, Oxford, carrying with him three out of the four chief
classical prizes of that year, besides the Gilpin prize, and many other marks of
distinction. At the University he obtained a 1st Class in Classics at Moderations at Easter, 1865, was posted as second for the Ireland Scholarship in 1867,
and in Michaelmas of that year came out in the 1st Class in Classics at B.A.
Within fourteen days of the appearance of the Class List he became Fellow of
Merton, and in the spring of 1868, Craven Scholar. St. John's engaged him as
College Tutor. He had a host of private pupils, and in the spring of 1871 was
appointed Moderator in Classical honors. He was a man of great industry and
deep learning, a good German Scholar, and of most enlightened views as to
education, which he pressed with real earnestness. He was ordained a Deacon
by the Bishop of Oxford at Christmas, 1870. Died, August 26, 1871, of
typhoid fever, at Innsbruck, in the Tyrol.
Frederick Hookham, M.A., Exhibitioner at Lincoln College, 1864. 2nd Class in
Classics at Moderations, 1866. 3rd Class in Classics at B.A. Examination
1868. Head Master of Kidderminster School, 1873.
Rev. A. F. Rutty, M.A., Exhibitioner of Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1865, and
Foundation Scholar, 1866. First Senior Optime at B.A. Examination, 1869.
Successively Assistant Master of Newton Abbot College, Devon, Deputy Head
Master of Feversham School, Kent, Assistant Master of Reading School, and
Head Master of Basingstoke Grammar School, 1873.
Rev. John Sharpe, M.A., Stuart's Exhibitioner and Scholar of Christ's College,
Cambridge, 1865. Bishop Gell's Hebrew Prizeman at Christ's, 1866, 1867,
1868. Bracketed Seventh in the First Class in Classics at B.A., 1869. First
Class in Theological Honours. Obtained University Hebrew Prize; bracketed
for Scholfield Prize; bracketed for the Tyrwhitt Hebrew Scholarship, and
mentioned with honour in Examination for Crosse's Theological Scholarship,
1870. Elected Crosse's Theological Scholar, 1871. Examiner in the Theological
Tripos for 1875.
C. T. Crutwell, M.A., Scholar of St. John's College, Oxford, 1866. 1st Class in
Classics at Moderations, 1868. Pusey and Ellerton Hebrew Scholar, 1869.
1st Class in Classics at B.A. 1870. Fellow of Merton College, 1870. Craven
Scholar, 1871. Kennicott Hebrew Scholar, 1872. Examiner in Moderations
at Oxford, 1873.
Appendix L (4).
Dimensions Of The Rooms In The New School Buildings At The Charterhouse.
The school at Charterhouse - basement plan
The school at Charterhouse - first floor plan
The school at Charterhouse - third floor plan
(A) New Building. (B) Old Buttery. (C) Head Master's House.
|(A) The channels for warm air, boiler room, engine room, coal
|(B) Muniment room||25||0||by||12||0|
|Lavatory (with 16 basons)||29||0||"||14||0|
|(C) Chemical class room (with accommodation for about 20
|Lavatory (with 23 basons)||28||0||"||19||0|
|Professor's private room||17||0||"||17||0|
|Inner room under Lecture Theatre||12||0||"||9||6|
|(A) Vestibule or open porch||26||6||"||9||0|
|North school room (accommodating about 250 to 300
|South school room (with the same accommodation)||50||0||"||32||0 (fn. 19) |
|Corridor (running the whole length of the building,
and connecting the Buttery Building with the Lecture Theatre and the building formerly the Head
Master's House now converted into class rooms)||8||0||—|
|(B) South staircase||25||0||"||19||0|
|Class room No. 2||29||0||"||14||0|
|Class room No. 3||26||6||"||22||0|
|(C) Library (with spiral staircase, giving access to a gallery
3 feet wide round three sides of the room)||32||0||"||26||0|
|Class room No. 1 (accommodating about 20 scholars)||25||6||"||24||6|
|Under Master's room (with cloak room and W. C. adjoining)||18||0||"||18||0|
|Cloak room for Head Master (communicating with
lavatory with 4 basons, W. C., and 2 urinals)||15||0||"||7||6|
|Lecture Theatre (to accommodate about 280 persons,
36 feet high from floor to ceiling)||47||0||"||38||6|
(A) New Building. (B) Old Buttery. (C) Head Master's House.
|(B) Class room No. 7||19||0||by||14||0|
|Class room No. 8||22||0||"||17||0|
|Lavatory, urinal, and W. C.|
|(C) Class room No. 4||21||0||"||13||0|
|Class room No 5||18||6||"||18||0|
|Class room No. 6||19||0||"||18||6|
|Housemaids' closet, lavatory, W. C. and urinal.|
|North and south staircase, as before.|
|(A) Hall (44 feet 6 inches high to the collar of the roof
|(B) Class room No. 13||19||0||"||14||0|
|Class room No. 14||22||6||"||17||0|
|(C) Class room No. 9||27||0||"||20||0|
|Class room No. 10||25||0||"||14||0|
|Class room No. 11||18||6||"||18||0|
|Class room No. 12||19||0||"||18||6|
|Instrument room under stairs to next floor.|
|(C) Class room No. 15||20||0||"||18||0|
|Drawing class room No. 16||21||0||"||20||0|
|Drawing class room No. 17||48||0||"||19||0|
|Lavatory, housemaids' closet, 2 urinals, and W. C.|