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RBT. JOHN HOWARD MAB8DEN, &D., OkNOn or Hancbutu, 

ARTHUR H. HEYWOOD. Tbbasobbb. 
WILLIAM LANOTON. Hon. Sbcbrtabi. 











FROM A.D. 1730 TO A.D. 1 775. 




THE Register of Admissions to Manchester School 
is a volume in MS., and commences from the year 
1730. Whether any previous Register existed, or not, I 
have never heard. It appears to have been always kept (as 
is the custom, I believe, to the present day), so far as regards 
the entering of the names of the scholars and the date of 
admission, by the head boy of the school, except in a few 
pages, where the small but particularly neat and distinct 
handwriting of Mr. Charles Lawson is easily recognized. 

In the following pages an attempt is made to show what 
the school has done in the education of the youth of the 
eighteenth century, by brief notices of the after life of its 
scholars, wherever it has been possible to trace them. 

Valuable as Mr. Whatton's history of the school is in 
many respects, it is very deficient as a record of the part 
which the school has taken, among the ancient Grammar 
schools of England, in preparing her scholars for the active 
duties of manhood, as evidenced by the success of their sub- 
sequent career. The list of eminent alumni^ which forms a 
portion of Mr. Whatton's work, is but a short one, and is 
very far from comprising the names even of those who 
were most highly distinguished in public life. Of that 


larger crowd of men, whom no particular accident may 
have brought prominently forward, but who nevertheless 
may well be looked upon as SvBpe^ hn^Mvek^ because they 
did their duty in the station of life to which they were called, 
and so benefited their own and future generations, there is 
no record preserved. This defect has, I trust, been some- 
what remedied by the present publication. 

I once entertained the hope that my Father might in 
the latter years of his life, when no longer occupied by the 
unceasing calls of scholastic and clerical duties, have noted 
down, from time to time, facts and anecdotes known to him- 
self and illustrative of the names of men, from whose con- 
nection with the school it has derived no little honour. 
But this was not to be. The increasing infirmities of age, 
and perhaps an unwillingness to give continued attention to 
any one subject, after so many years' perseverance in hard 
work of a peculiarly trying nature, prevented his carry- 
ing into effect a design which, I believe, he once enter- 
tained, and which would have been of great assistance to 
any one who might afterwards undertake to put forth a 
more perfect history of what the school has done. But, 
with the exception of a few pencil memoranda in one or 
two pocket books, nothing of any value for this purpose 
was found among my Father's papers at his decease. 

It will be apparent at the first glance that many more 
scholars have been identified who entered into what are 
called the learned professions, than into those honourable 
walks of life with which the town and neighbourhood of 
Manchester are more closely connected in its merchants and 


manufacturers. But it is much more easy to trace the one 
than the other. The list of Exhibitioners from the school to 
the Universities, which dates so far back as the year 1699, 
at once supplied a long catalogue of the names of scholars 
who reached the highest point of education which the school 
could give, and the list of Hulmian Exhibitioners (both are 
given in Whatton's history of the school, though with 
some errors in the names), and the Oxford and Cambridge 
" Graduati," carried identification a step farther. But wijth 
regard to the Manchester names, and others connected with 
mercantile life, there are but few public sources whence 
information could be had. If, therefore, there seem to be 
many omissions in the trade and commercial notices, it must 
be kindly remembered that these are the most difficult of all 
to obtain. And it is remarkable how, in many instances, 
even families of long standing in this great metropolis of 
trade know very little of the personal history of their an- 
cestors. But men live so much in the constant bustling 
excitement of the present, that they seem to have no time 
to preserve, what some day would prove to be, interesting 
memorials of the past. 

The loss of the list of the school Exhibitioners between 
the years 1758 and 1776 (for I presume it has been lost, 
and not that these Exhibitions were discontinued, for which 
there is no apparent cause) has increased the difficulty of 
identification during that period ; and the errors which may 
be seen in the spelling of names, and in the description of 
the fathers' rank, have caused, especially in the earlier pages 
of the Reffister^ some little uncertainty. It is quite within 


the bounds of probability, that occasionally a boy might, 
through ignorance or as a joke, give an erroneous descrip- 
tion of his father. But though many names may be dis- 
covered which might have been annotated, every name 
which appears in this the first portion of the Register^ and 
seemed likely to prove worthy of notice, has been the sub- 
ject of more or less examination. 

It is pleasing to record that, in the extensive correspond- 
ence which the editing of this volume has carried with it, 
the instances are very few indeed, in which I have failed to 
meet with the common courtesy of a reply to my inquiries ; 
whilst the instances are numberless, in which not only a 
prompt reply was received, but all willingness shown to aid 
in every possible way the object in view. To all my corres- 
pondents my best thanks are gratefully offered ; and, parti- 
cularly, to the Parochial Clergy, for copies of entries in the 
Registers of which they are the custodesy and of many 
monumental inscriptions. They, of all people, if well ac- 
quainted with the past history of their several parishes 
(as, surely, every Parish Priest ought to be), are able to 
give most valuable aid in a work of this kind. I am more 
especially indebted to those members of the Council of the 
Chetham Society who have contributed the Notes which 
bear their initials ; to the Rev. J. E. B. Mayor, A.M , fellow 
of S. John's college, Cambridge, for his kind and valuable 
assistance in identifying some of the Cambridge graduates ; 
to the Rev. John Watson, M.A., of Oxford, late fellow of 
Brasenose college, and grandson of the rector of Stockport of 
that name, for many dates of death and other information ; 


to the Rev. John Griffith, M.A., late fellow of Wadham 
college, and keeper of the Archives, for extracts from the 
Register of Matriculations at Oxford ; to Edmund Ward, 
Esq., of Prescot, for various particulars relating to such 
scholars as were natives of that place, with which he most 
obligingly supplied me; and to Thomas Hughes, Esq., 
F.S.A., of Chester, for his assistance in tracing some of the 
boys who came to the school from that ancient city. 

But I hardly know how to express my obligations to the 
President and Vice-President of the Chetham Society for 
most valuable counsel and kind encouragement from the 
first day when the publication was thought of down to the 
printing of the last page. How much the readers of the 
book have also to thank them for many notices of bright 
and permanent interest, which adorn what is too often a dry 
detail of facts and dates, a very brief perusal will suffice to 
prove. Personally a stranger to them, I owe the very kind 
consideration which I have met with at their hands to the 
simple fact, that I bear the name of one still remembered in 
Manchester with feelings of respect, and who, during the 
long period of thirty years, presided over its ancient Gram- 
mar School both wisely and well. 

In conclusion, I beg for all indulgence at the hands of 
those who will, doubtless, discover errors and omissions, 
which they will think important ; and I ask them kindly to 
remember the peculiar difficulties which beset a work of 
this kind, and the impossibility, whatever may be the care 
bestowed, of avoiding some mistakes. But I trust that the 
Notes, where they fail to be interesting, will, for the most 


part, prove to be correct. The editing of the book arose 
from the warm attachment felt to Manchester school by 
one who spent all his schoolboy days within its lofty walls. 
May I ask the favour of having any errors or omissions, 
which may be discovered, communicated to me, that they 
may appear in the second volume, which will bring down 
the notices to the year 1 807 ? I hope also for the kind 
assistance of all readers in tracing the after life of those 
scholars who were admitted to the school between the years 
1776 and 1807. 

J. F. S, 

Aldridge Hecioty, 

22nd JunCj 1866. 

For the Notes within brackets and with initial signatures, the 
Editor is indebted to their respective contributors : 

C. represents James Cbosslet, Esq., F.S.A., the President of 

the Chetham Society. 
B. the Eev. F. E. Baines, M.A., F.S.A., Incumbent of Miln- 

row and Honorary Canon of Manchester, Vice-President. 
T. O. the Eev. THOMiis Cobseb, M.A., F.S. A. 
H. John ELuilaitd, Esq., F.S.A. 
W. B. William Beamont, Esq. 
J. G. S., J, H. S., J. G. S,, are the initial signatures of three 

of the Editor*s brothers. 











In the note to John and Nathaniel Philips, the iumame should be 

spelt with one I and one p. 
Fifth line from bottom, for Melcombe read Weleombe ; and page 38, 

fourth line. 
Fourth line from bottom, Jbr die read die. 
Seventeenth line, for sub-prsBceptor read sub-preceptor. 
In the notice to Thomas Lowten, the quotation from the OentUmatCe 

Magazine should end at the tenth not the twelfth line. 
In the note to Robert Dean, dele the ? 

From the tenth line, ** His Lettere to Oibhon^* to the twenty-ninth 
line, " by common consent," should be enclosed within brackets, 
and marked I. Q. 8. 
„ 70. In the note toWm. Adey, the parenthesis should be placed before 

the words " for whom," &o. 
„ 76. Fourteenth line from bottom, for prseceptorial read preceptorial. 
„ 91. In the note to William Bankes, dele the worde "For his first wife 

Bunney," and insert " He married Mary Ann, daughter 

of Joseph Bunney, esq." 
95. Sixteenth line, dele "who was descended nonjuror." 

97. Fourteenth line from bottom, for 106 read 109. 
„ 1 16. At the end of the note to Edward Sharpies Lawson, for his son John 
read his brother John. 
117. Fourth line, for Thomas Porter read John Porter. 
132. Twelfth line, from the words "This William Popple" to the end of. 
the fourteenth line, should be enclosed within brackets, and 
marked R. 
136. The note to Thomas Gbadsby should be enclosed within brackets, and 
marked C. 
Fourth line, for p. 398 read p. 298. 
Thirteenth line from bottom, for 1739 read i'JS9' 
Eighth line, for olim Socii read olim Gollegii. 
Sixth line from bottom, for meetings .reeui meeting. 
Fourteenth line, for James Milne, esq., read James Milnes, esq. ; and 

sixteenth line dele " a clergyman." 
Fourteenth line, ' dele the comma after '* doubts," and place it after 

Sixteenth line from bottom, for He died Tery recently read She died 

on the 1 6th December 1862, in the 92nd year of her age. 
Fifteenth line from bottom, for 199 read 200. 
Thirteenth line, hrfore This Scholar ineert The Father of. 




















f V 


THE high, master of the school at the time this Begister 
commences was Henry Brooke, fellow of Oriel college, Oxford, 
M.A. April 30, 1720, who was appointed on 19th September, 
1727, on the resignation of the Key. John Bichards M.A. of 
Corpus Christi college, Oxford, who h^ld the office for the short space 
of nve years. [In a memorial addressed during the vacancy of the 
wardensnip to Bishop Qastrell, dated Manchester, April 15, 1725, by 
four of the feoffees, viz.: Sir Baphe Assheton,' Sir Holland Egerton, 
Samuel Chetham Es^., and the Bev. William A^ssheton, describing and 
deploring the inefficient state of the school under Mr. Bichards, and 
praying his lordship's interest with Dr. Mather the president of Corpus 
Christi college and vice chancellor of Oxford, for the removal of Mr. 
Bichards and the a ppo intment of an able master in his stead, it is added 
in a postscript — " We fear if the usher must succeed upon the quitting 
of the head master, as by one article seems intended (oy the founder), 
the school will be no ways benefitted, if not in a worse condition.'* — 
Lane. MSS. vol. xxiL pp. 145, 146. 22.] Mr. Brooke (or Brookes, as 
the name is given in the list of Oxford graduates, and as it appears in 
one of John Byrom's letters, see Remains, vol. i. pt. ii. p. 348,; would 
seem to have been nominated to the headship of the school partly on 
account of his connection with Manchester and its neighbourhood, 
being the grandson of the Bev. William Brooke of Manchester, by his 
wife Elizabeth, daughter of Jordan Chadwick Esq. of Healey Hall near 

It is certain that he incurred the displeasure of the feoffees, by the 
neglect of his school duties, for his salary was reduced by them from 
200/. a vear to the original endowment of 10/. Eor some years he was 
absent nrom his post, and put in a substitute. The state of the school 
register certainlv indicates no particular care on his part, for (unless 
Thomas Coppock's name be an insertion of more recent date) there is 
no entry of the admission of anv scholar from May 1730, to January 
^733'4* -^^ i^ ^U ^® observed that only six names appear in 1735, 
and only eight in 1742, whilst in the year 1736 no less tnan forty-five 
are entered, and in 1745 there are thirty-eight. 

In 1744, he published a well- written address which he delivered at a 
public meeting connected with the school, — probably a speech day, or 



some similar gathering — and which is printed in the History of the 
Manchester Foundations, vol. iii. pp. 106-110. The subject is the use- 
fulness of studying the Greek and Latin classical authors; and the 
dedication, which is to the Warden Peploe (the visitor) and the feoffees, 
contains fair promises of the work which he purposed thenceforth to 
carry on. His promises do not appear to have had much influence in 
filling the school, for in the three years preceding his resimation of 
the oflS.ce of high master, only forty-seven scholars were admitted. 

A note by Canon Kaines in Byrom*s Remains, vol. i. pt. i. p. 295, 
gives the testimony of the Rev. Mr. Howley, (father of I)r. William 
Howley, late Archbishop of Canterbury,) who had been Mr. Brooke's 
pupil at the school, that he was '' an accurate and accomplished scholar, 
though lenient as a disciplinarian." 

Mr. Brooke was appointed one of the fellows of the Collegiate church 
28th June 1728 ; and was presented by the provost and fellows of Oriel 
college to the rectory of Tortworth, in Gloucestershire, in 1730. 

He resigned the school on 21st July, 1749, and went to reside on his 
college benefice, where he died 21st August 1757, aged 63. 

He published a Latin work, entitled "Medicus Circumforaneus ;*' 
'' An Essay on Peaceableness," which has a postscript addressed to the 
inhabitants of Manchester ; and " The Quack Doctor : a poem originally 
spoken at the school, with notes critical and explanatory/* ["The 
Quack Doctor" was published in 1745, 4to. Prefixed to it is a Latin 
declamation spoken at the same time upon the breaking up of the school 
for Christmas, Dec. 13, 1744. The " notes" are in ironical praise of the 
poem, which is a piece of very poor doggrel, and were probably written 
by Thyer or Clayton. A dedication to Brooke, in the same style, ia 
prefixed. " Medicus Circumforaneus" is probably only the " Quack 
Doctor" under another title, or a Latin translation of it. C] He left 
a small library for the use of his successors, the rectors of Tortworth. 

The second master of the school at this time was the Bev. William 
Purnell, of Oriel college, Oxford, M.A. July 6, 1728, successor to 
John Wall, of Corpus Christi college, Oxford, B.A. May 25, 1722, 
who died in May 1723, having held his ofl&ce for one year only. Fop 
William Fumell, see note to register anno 1749. 

mo T^ HOMAS, son of John Coppock of Manchester, taylor. 

Mayy«i9. J[^ ^ exKibitioner of the school to Brosenose college, Oxford, where he 
graduated B.A. Oct. 15, 1742. 
In the jear 1745 he joined prince Charles Stuart, and was appointed chaplain to 
the Manchester regiment, in company with which he shared the fortunes of the 
disastrous insurrection which made that year so memorahle, to the surrender of 
the city of Carlisle. He was executed at Harrowby gallows near Carlisle, on the 


i8th October 1746. A full and interesting aoootint of the Bad fate of the officers 
of the Ifanchester regiment may be found in the second Tolume of the SUtory 
of the IbuntUiHotu ofManehuUr^ pp. 97-125. 

James, son of John Whithington of Manchester^ taylor. jmlry^e. 

Benjamin, son of William Robinson of Manchester^ shearman.* 10. 

John^ son of Richard Wright of Manchester^ taylor. 14. 

John, son of John Whithington of Manchester, staymaker. x^. 

Thomas, son of James Howarth of Manchester, tradesman. pebry. n. 

John, son of John Dickenson of Manchester, tradesman. |^,„^ ^ 

John Dickenson, the father, liyed at a house in Market-street lane^ long called 
"The palace/' from the fitct of prince Charles Stuart haying lodged there in 
1745. (See Byrom's Semaku, toL iL pt iL p. 392, note.) 

WUliam, son of Thomas Newton of Manchester, tradesman. 26. 

Ellis, son of Ellis Farmer of Salford, reedmaker. ,6. 

John, son of Thomas Yelly of Manchester, whitesmith. a6. 

James, son of John Barnes of Manchester, innkeeper. a6. 

Charles, son of Edward Davenport of Manchester, hatter. a6. 

George, son of y« late George Hilton of Manchester, slaughterer, june 18. 

Francis, son of Richard Lyon of Manchester, sadler. 

Abraham, son of Richard Taylor of Manchester, tradesman. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Prestwich of Manchester, taylor. 

Johu, son of Peter Rowbotham of Manchester, joyner. 

Allen, son of the late Joseph Vigor of Manchester, gentleman. j^^ 

A distingaished attorney in Manchester, a master extraordinary in chancery, and 
connected, through his mother, with the Byrom family. (See Byrom's Semaine, 
ToL ii. pt. i. p. 87, note,) 

[Allen Vigor was baptised at the Collegiate church, Manchester, June nth 1722, 
and was buried there July 5th 1767, bis widow surviving him until the 28th 
February 1809, and dying at the age of 87. His sister and heiress married Mr. 
William Fox, father of William Fox esq. the banker of Statham lodge in Che- 
shire, who died in 1833 aged 82. (Lane. MSS.^ vol. xxxi. p. 84.) i2.] 

Thomas, son of Arthur Smith of Manchester, innkeeper. sept %. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Partington of Manchester. oet i. 

• Shearman, one who ''shears, or cuts,*' cloth. 

** Thy fftther was a plaisterer 
And thou thyself a shearman." 

Shakspeare. — K. Henry VI. pt. ii. act iv. sc. 3. 




octob^^ I. Thomas, son of Thomas Widdows of Manchester, joiner. 

%. Peter, son of John Kershaw of Manchester, stocking weaver. 

7. Thomas, son of the late Thomas Taylor of Middleton, gentleman. 

8. John, son of William Bourne of Whitechurch, gentleman. 

P Of BrasenoM college, Oxford. B.A. Feb. 9, 1737. 

ja^^\i. Edward, son of Thomas Howard of Manchester, reedmaker. 

ii. John, son of Daniel Clough of Manchester, bookkeeper. 

ii. John, son of Adam Chad wick of Salford, tradesman. 

14. Thomas, son of Thomas Cookson of Manchester, innkeeper. 

See Byrom'fl JEismaini, roL i. pt. i. p. 313. 

13. William, son of James Brettargh of Leigh, attorney. 

He joined prince Charles Stuart in the InBurrection of 1745. 

"On nth January 1749 Charles Beacon and WUUam Brettargh^ both of the Man- 
chester regiment, were oonreyed from the New gaol, Southwark, to Grayesend, 
for transportation during Ufe.'* (Q-ent, MagcuBine^ yoL xix. p. 41.) 

^3- John, son of the late James Hilton of Leigh, tradesman. 
January 11. John, SOU of John Hupton of Manchester, dyer. 

». John, son of Robert Jebb of Manchester, tradesman. 

Though there is nothing particular known respecting this scholar, the family of 
Jebb is one of much distinction. 

Bobert Jebb, the father of John Jebb, was one of the nine children of Samuel Jebb 
of Mansfield, Notts. Of his six sons two, Atery the third and Bobert the fifth, 
settled in Manchester. Ayery Jebb was one of the constables of Manchester in 

Of his other four sons, Bichard the eldest settled in Ireland. The second, Samuel, 
was a physician of reputation, who practised at Stratford-le-bow, better known 
as the author or editor of seyeral historical and other works, in English or Latin, 
one of whose sons was Sir Bichard Jebb, M.D., physician extraordinary to King 
George III. The fourth son, Joshua, was of Chesterfield, mayor of that town, 
aud acquired a handsome fortune, liying to the patriarchal age of nearly 100 
years. The sixth son, John Jebb, was dean of Cashel, and father of John Jebb, 
fellow of S. Peter^s coU^e, Cambridge, who was second wrangler in 1757, and 
who became so notorious in the uniyersity as a political and ecclesiastioal 
reformer, adopting republican and deistical opinions. He resigned his Church 
preferment in 1775, and took up the study of physic. Though allying himself 
to that party which embraced yery extreme opinions on subjects connected with 
the Church, of which Archdeacon Blackburn was the head, he is recorded to baye 
been an amiable and conscientious man, of yarious and extensive learning, and a 
linguist of distinction. He died in 1786. (See Nicholses LiUraty Anecdotes, 
yol. i. pp. 57 1-2 ; Tol. yiii. pp. 366-7.) 



Joho^ son of Samuel Knowles of Manchester^ glazier. juiZ^ iz. 

An exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. Not. 3, 1744. 

Joseph^ son of Joseph Allen of Manchester^ tradesman. ». 

[Joseph, son of Joseph Allen, was baptised at S. Anne's church in Manchester in 
the jear 1725 and was buried there in 1756, apparently unmarriedi He was an 
elder brother of William Allen the banker, who rebuilt DaTyhulme hall (after- 
wards sold to Henry Norris eeq.) the father of Joseph Allen D.D. bishop succes- 
sirely of Bristol and Ely. £.] 

The following entry appears in Elizabeth Byrom*s Jowmal in 1745, when political 
feeling ran high in Manchester : " Sunday 22 Dec. at New church [S. Inn's], Mr. 
Cbty ton preached for Mrs. Hoole. Mr. Marriott and Mr. Joseph Allen [the father] 
went out of church because Mr. Clayton preached." (Byrom's Remains, toL iL pt. 
ii. p. 403.) Mr. Clayton was an alumnua of the school, and a strong Jacobite. 

[See an account of the Ber. John Clayton in a note to Byrom's EewunnM, rol. i. 
pt. IL p. 509, and a rery interesting reference to him in the prefiuse to Seddon's 
Letters to an Officer in the Army, Warrington, 17S6, yoI. i. p. zx. C] 

Simeon^ son of James Lord of Manchester, baker. 
Richard^ son of George Barton of Manchester^ tradesman. 

Baptised at the Collegiate church January 2iBt 17 21*2. {Be^. JBook.) An exhibi- 
tioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. Oct. 15, 1742 ; M.A. 
June 13, 1745. 

Richard^ son of Andrew Ck>llier of Manchester^ traveller. iz 

William, son of William Dawson of Manchester, corn merchant. 13 

Robert, son of y* late Edward Barlow of Salford, dier. if 

Samuel, son of Samuel Shelmardine of Manchester, corn merchant. n 

Charles, son of Joseph Downes of Manchester, clergyman. i} 

Of S. John's college, Cambiidge. LL.B. 1749. He was elected fellow of the 
Collegiate church, Manchester, 26th July 1760, and died 31st October 1763; 
having been also rector of S. Mary's church for two years. His father waa 
chaplain of the Collegiate church, and died a young man in the year 1739. 

Samuel, son of Richard Gorton of Salford, maltman. 
William, son of Thomas Simister of Manchester, bricklayer. 

Charles, son of John Molineux of Manchester, barber. 14. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Dickenson of Manchester, wine seller. 14. 

James, son of Richard Booth of Manchester, maltman. ,6. 

James, son of James Ashton of Manchester, watchmaker. 19. 

Thomas, son of James Asht9n of Manchester, watchmaker. 19^ 

John, son of John Lowe of Bramhall, farmer. 19. 


January 19. 


February j. 

March 15. 

March 19. 

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April I. 
























Nov. 15. 

January 17. 

Richard^ son of Richard Walker of Manchester^ cabinet maker. . 

Robert, son of Robert Marsdine of Manchester. 

Bolton, son of John Brown of Salford, innkeeper. 

Peter, son of Richard Walker of CoUyhurst, millwasher. 

William, son of William Aired of Salford, yeoman. 

Thomas, son of y« late Samuel Worthiugton of Manchester, 

John, son of Hugh Halliwell of Manchester, shoemaker, 
James, son of Thomas Longworth of Manchester, calendar-man. 

Living in 17979 and described in SchoWs Manokester and Sdfford Directory, m 
"James Longworth Esq., 33 Longworth Street." 

John, son of John Gee of Manchester, miller. 
Thomas, son of Joseph Bouker of Salford, taylor. 
Robert, son of Thomas Allen of Manchester, tradesman. 
John« son of John Seddon of Manchester, tradesman. 

Probably brother to Thomas Seddon. (See Register^ an. 1738-9, Feb. 10.) 

Charles, son of Charles Bramwell of Salford, grocer. 
Charles, son of James Upton of Manchester, innkeeper. 
James, son of Edward Townley of Manchester, mariner. 
Robert, son of William Boardman of Manchester, tradesman. 
Robert, son of Thomas Moult of Manchester, carpenter. 
Thomas, son of Edmund Thorpe of Manchester, packer. 
James, sou of Bartholomy Davison of Salford, exciseman. 
James, son of James Boardman of Manchester, whitesmith. 
William, son of John Pendlebury of Manchester, weaver. 
John, son of John Barker of Manchester, weaver. 
William, son of John Wells of Manchester, cabinet-maker. 
Josiah, son of Robert Jesse of Manchester, factor. 
William, son of y« late Nicholas Mawsley of Manchester, fustian 

Probably William Mosley^ elder brother of John Parker Mosley, created a baronet 
March 24th 1781, whose name appears as admitted to the school 25 th April 
1745. William Mosley was lost at sea on a Toyage to America, 

Joseph, son of James Harrop, Manchester, joyner. 

John, son of y® late John Stretch of Salford, farmer. 

Thomas, son of y« late Robert Coppock of Manchester, shoemaker. 


James Oldham, son of Robert Oldham, governor^ of Manchester. Feb^Lr^4. 
Rich<^ Barton, son of Bich<^ Barton of Manchester^ chapman. March 3. 

Baptised at the Collegiate church March 29th i72i-2. (Beg, Book.) 

James, son of Jlalph Barton of Wigan, smith. 4. 

James, son of y* late James Bredbury of Manchester, innkeeper. 7. 

Richard, son of Thomas PoUet of Stockport, writing master. ^. 

Robert Hivvins, son to John Hivvins of Manchester, fiistian-man. May 4- 

Edward Boardman, son to John Boardman of Manchester, May ^'^ 4. 


Robert, son of Joseph Allen of Manchester, tradesman. june xs. 

Baptised at S. Anne's March nth 1727-8. 

James, son of Jonathan Ridgway of Manchester, bricklayer. juiy & 

Joseph, son of Joseph Yates of Manchester, esquire. Aug. s. 

One of the judges of the court of King's Bench in December 1763, and being 
knighted was transferred to the Common Pleas on the 3rd of May 1770, when 
the celebrated Blackstone took his seat for the first time as junior judge in the 
court of King's Bench. Sir Joseph Yates held the latter appointment little more 
than a month, for he died June 7th 1770 at the age of 48 jears. In a brief 
notice of him given in the GmUleman** Maffoziney he is described as '* one of the 
honestest judges that erer filled the bench." In Carlisle's Orammar Schools 
(▼ol. ii. p. 698) his name occurs among the eminent men educated at Appleby 
school, in Westmoreland. Probably he was there for a time previously to his 
entering Manchester school. His father was baptised at the Collegiate church, 
Manchester, April 13th 1690, and nuuried Ellen, daughter of William MaghuU 
of Maghttll and heiress of her brother Edward Maghull esq. Joseph Yates esq. 
was buried at Peel chapel December 1st 177 3, having been high sheriff of Lanca- 
shire in 1728. There is in the old grammar school a small engraved portrait of 
Sir Joseph Yates. 

[The Manchester school has just reason to be proud of this alumnus. Who can 
forget the words of Junius in his first letter to Lord Mansfield ? " The name of 
Mr. Justice Yates will naturally revive in your mind some of those emotions of 
fear and detestation with which you always beheld him. That great lawyer^ 
that honeet mam saw your whole conduct in the light that I do. After years of 
ineffectual resistance to the pernicious principles introduced by your lordship, — 
he determined to quit a court whose proceedings and decisions he could neither 
assent to with honour nor oppose with sucoees." Wade's edit. 1850, vol. i. p. 
309-10. Mr. Foss in his Lhee <ifthe Jftdgee, voL viii. p. 409-14, has given an 
accurate sketch of the career of this eminent judge, some of the details of which 

• Qy. Of the House of Industry? JB. 


were furnished bj his grandson Joseph St. John Yates Esq. of Wellbank, Che- 
shire, but the place of birth is not mentioned. It would howerer be at his father's 
house in Manchester, as he was baptised at the Collegiate ohurch July 17th 1722. 
{Sejf. of JBap,) C] 

Aug. 8. Joseph^ son of Joseph Hoole of Manchester, clergyman. 

He matriculated at Brasenose college, Oxford, i7tb March 1740-1, aged 17. 
Elected demy of Magdalen college, July 1743. Took the degree of B.A, 
lifoTember 13th 1744; M.A. 20th June 1747 ; was elected fellow of the college 
in the same year, and proceeded B.D. 25th May 1754. 

He held the following offices at Magdalen college: junior dean of arts, 1754; 
bursar, 1755, 1765, 1772; yice-president, 1764; dean of divinity, I'jBB. HTo 
was presented by the college to the rectory of Winterboume Bassett, Wilts, 
on 31st March 1773, and died 4th February 1783. 

Joseph Hoole, the father, was collated to the rectory of S. Ann's church, Man- 
chester, in 1736 (being the second rector), haying preriously been vicar of Maxej 
in Lincolnshire from 17 12. He succeeded the Bev. Nathaniel Banne, M.A., 
Bishop Gastrell's chaplain. He was of Sidney Sussex college, Cambridge, A.M. 
per literas Regiat^ ^l^lt ^n^ the author of Sermons on several importani snbjeetsj 
2 vols. 8vo. 1 741. He died 27th November 1745, and was buried at S. Ann's 
church. The burial office was being said over his grave when the insurgent 
army of prince Charles Stuart marched into St. Ann's square. " Some of the 
officers came to the grave side, took off their bonnets, and behaved with attention 
and reverence." (See Mist, of ColL Churchy vol. ii. p. 100.) 

Sept. 9. John, son of William Bowers of Manchester, wheelwright. 
October ij. Thomas, son of William Pilkington, warper, of Manchester. 
Nov. 4. John, son of Benjamin Chrichley, gentleman, of Chester. 

An exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 19th June 1742. 

Sept. %%. Benjamin, son of y* late John Cooper of Clithero, checkman.* 

P Of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 26th February 1741. 

janiJ^'io. William, son of John Tetlow of Manchester, clergyman* 

Of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 26th June 1747. His father was curate of 
Birch chapel from 172 1 to 1742. 

16. William Clough, son of Nathaniel Clongh of Manchester, skinner. 

16. William, son of Edward Jackson of Manchester, joyner. 

16. James, son of Hugh Halliwell of Manchester, shoemaker. 

16. Thomas, son of the late John Stretch of Salford, farmer. 

16. William, son of Ellis Farmer of Salford, maltman. 

* A dealer in — perhaps a manufacturer of — checks, or checked calicoes. S. 


Charles^ son of the late Joseph Hiland of Manchester, painter. January 16. 

[Joseph Hoy land gent, of Sheffield married Anne, daughter of Mr. Charles Bes- 
wicke of Manchester, and had a son Charles Hojland, a local portrait painter of 
some distinction in his day, who is said to have studied in Italy with Mr. John 
Astley and to have imitated his style, his gentlemen generally wearing hlue yelfet 
coats, white satin waistcoats and fair tye wigs. In the will of Mrs. Elizabeth 
Bes wicke of Manchester spinster, dated April 29th 1791, there is a legacy to 
" her nephew William Hoyland, son to her late nephew Charles Hoyland, also 
his own picture and the picture of his faMier and grandmother." Elizabeth 
Beswioke was buried in the choir of the Collegiate church June i6th 1796, aged 
94. 5.] 

Edward, sou of Edward Wright of Manchester, taylor. 16. 

Edward^ son of Matthew Wilson of Manchester, dyer. 16. 

Peter, son of Daniel Gooldin of Manchester, gardener. 16. 

Thomas, son of John Hivvins of Manchester, fustian-man. 16. 

Thomas, son of John Robinson of Manchester, grocer. ia. 

Micah, son of John Hall of Castleton, grocer. Feb. &]. 

An attorney who aniassed considerable property at Castleton in Derbyshira. 

There is a mural monument in the parish church bearing the following unsatisfiic- 
tory inscription, which would appear to hare been arranged by himself, and 
which ought not to have been permitted on the walla of a church : — 

WHO BIBD Oir THE 9TH BAT 07 MAT 1 804, 

AGED 79. 





[This Latin inscription is not of modem date. It occurs, with some rariations, 
in several of the Collections. C] 

Montague, son of the late John Booth of Leeds, steward. Mar^'^aj. 

Samuel, son of Edward Coppock of Manchester, checkman. june 17. 

William, son of James Ashton of Manchester, watchmaker. sept 18. 

William, son of Peter Piatt of Disley, mason. 17. 

Henry, son of Richard Barton of Manchester, chapman. . October 9. 

Henry, son of Thomas Dickinson of Manchester, clerk. 10. 

William, son of John Chorltou of Manchester, butcher. 10. 

Moses, son of Samuel Enutsford of Manchester, bailiff. 10. 



octobi?r'i6. Stauhope, son of Thomas Ellison of Wigan, grocer. 

An exhibitioner of the school to BrsseooBe college, Oxford. B.A. 14th Feb. 1744- 

Nov. 8. Peter, son of John Sidebotham of Hornby, mercer. 

January 15. Charlcs, son of John Hudson of Manchester, attorney. 

17 James, son of Robert Collins of Manchester, tradesman. 

Ai John, son of Richard Gibson of Lancaster, yeoman. 

H- Matthew, son of John North of Manchester, innkeeper. 

Feb. I. John, sou of Daniel Batty of Uddersfield, attorney. 

10. Thomas, son of John Seddon of Manchester, merchant. 

An exhibitioner of the school to S. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1748. He 
was yioar of Carlton-le-Moorlands, Norton Disney, and Stapleford, in the county 
of Lincoln. There is a monument to him in the chancel of the church of the 
first-named parish. He died 20th March 1799, ^^S^^ 73> 

M Edward, son of Thomas Parr of Rainhill, showman. 


March a6. John, SOU of John Finch of Croston, yeoman. 

Of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 22nd February 1744. Appointed Hulmian 
exhibitioner 1746. 

[He was grandson of the Bey. Henry Finch, baptised at Standish 8 th September 
1633, afterwards minister of the Qospel at Warrington, and died 13th NoTCmber 
1704 at Piatt near Manchester. The elder brother of John Finch of Croston 
was baptised at Warrington 22nd October 1663, and is styled " Ber. Peter Finch 
of Norwich,*' and dying on 6th October 1754 on his ninety -third birthday was 
buried at S. Feter^s, Norwich. His descendant Peter Finch Steward of Heigham 
Lodge in the county of Norfolk esq., of Trinity college, Cambridge, took the sur- 
name and arms of FnroH by royal licence 5th June 1861, pursuant to the will of 
his cousin-german Peter Finch of Norwich, brewer, who died in 1852. JB.] 

Aimi 9. William, son of William Robinson of Manchester, innkeeper. 
30. James, son of Roger Sedgwick of Manchester, gentleman. 

One Roger Sedgwick boroughreeye of Manchester in 1740. 

May »• Arnold, son of Joseph Birch of Manchester, woollen draper. 

Baptised February 14th 1726-7 at the Collegiate church. Living in 1797, and 
described in the Manehetter and Safford Directory 'of that year as " gentle- 
man, Chorlton Bow.*' His name occurs among the subscribers to Thyer's 
BiUlef'$ Bemains in 1759. 

7- Robert, ^on of Robert Robinson of Manchester, slater. 
'4^ Joshua, son of Robert Ashworth of Manchester, jersey comber. 
^^ James, son of the said Robert Ashworth of Manchester, jersey 




Thomas^ son of John Barton of Manchester, watchmaker. 
John^ son of William Holme of Manchester, bayliff. 
Alexander, son of the late James FuUerton of Manchester, inn- 
Joshua, son of Williamson Piatt of Warrington, yeoman. J^« 

? Of S. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1743. 

John, son of Joseph Birch of Manchester, woollen draper. 
William, son of Robert Twyford of Didsbury, clergyman. 

An exhibitioner of the school to S. John's college, Cambridge, where he graduated 
AB. 1744. He succeeded his father, who died 1746, as curate of Didsbury 
chapel, haying b^eu already licensed to Birch chapel. The latter he resigned in 
175 a, but he held Didsbury for nearly fifty years, dying in 1795. 

For a short account of the Twyford family see Booker's History of the Ancient 
Chapels ofDid^mry and ChorUon. (Chet. Soc. Fub. toI. zlii. pp. 6, 7.) 

William, son of John Wood of Manchester, smallware-man. 
Joseph, son of John Hilton of Manchester, pattoon maker. 
James, son of William Pawding of Manchester, fustian cutter. 
Thomas, son of Thomas Dixon of Manchester, cloth worker. 
Robert, son of Thomas Wright of Salford, checkmau. 
James, son of Adam Chadwicke of Salford, canvas maker. 
Thomas, son of John Marsh of Manchester, cabinet maker. 
Richard, son of John Upton of Manchester, chapman. 
Nicholas, son of William Starkey of Manchester, checkman. 

Of the family of Starkie, of Huntroyd, and brother to William Starkie, see register 

anno 1751. Nicholas Starkie lived at French wood, near Preston. See pedigree 

in Whitaker's Whalley and Gregson's Fragments. 
[Nicholas, son of Mr. William Starkey, baptised at the Collegiate church a9th May 

1729. His mother was Mary, daugliter of Thomas Foxley of Manchester gent. 


Richard, son of William Hampson of Manchester, grocer. 
William, son of William Hickson of Manchester, tradesman. 
Jam. son of John Wood of Manchester, tradesman. 
Robert Digles, son of Robert of Manchester, tradesman. 
Edmund, son of Ralph Taylor of Warrington. 

Exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. nth October 1746. 
Hector of Grappenhall, Cheshire, 1775-86. Himself the patron pro hdc vice. 

John, son of James Salter of Preston, hatter. 

Held a school exhibition for one year only (1747). Perpetual curate of ChorUon, 

May 14. 






October t. 
January 7. 





177 1 -17 89. Sohoolmaster of Chetham's hospital. Died 24th July 1789, and is 
buried in the Collegiate church. Qy. of Balliol college. Oxford. B.A. 1748 P 
As schoolmaster he earned the approval of the Trustees of Chetham's hospitaL 
They added io2. to his salary in 1780 ; and in August 1789 they allowed ten 
guineas to his executors towards his funeral expenses, ^ in consideration of his 
long and faithful services." 


May I. William^ son of Samuel Heckinbotham of Matley^ cheesemonger. 

I- Gilbert^ son of John AVood of Manchester^ tradesman. 

<. Thomas, son of John Good «f in of Manchester, dyer. 

June 19. Richard, son of Thomas Blacow of Barton, yeoman. 

Exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, in 1742. Hulmian exhi- 
bitioner, 1744. B.A. November 3rd 1744. M.A. July 7th 1747. He was canon 
of Windsor, and presented to the rectory of Hartley Westpall, Hants, in 1757, 
where he died 13th May 1760. 

John, son of the late Robert Windar of Preston, clerk. 

Exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, in 1743. Hulmian exhi- 
bitioner, 1745; B.A. December nth 1745; M.A. 1748. 

M«y 3. William, son of William Igson of Manchester, tradesman. 
J"^y »• John, son of George AUford of Manchester, innkeeper. 

♦• John, son of Edward Whittingham of StaflFordshire, farmer. 

Of S. Edmund Hall, Oxford. B.A. October 27th 1749. 

January 11. John, son of Jamcs Hilton of Manchester, bookkeeper. 

■♦ John Watson, the son of Legh Watson of Swinton, yeoman. 

This distinguished antiquary has given the chief incidents of his own life in that 
valuable part of his History of Halifax which contains some account of such 
authors, or persons of note, as have been bom or lived in that parish ; whence 
the following particulars have been mainly selected. 

Me was the eldest son of Legh Watson,, by Hester, daughter, and at last heiress, 
of Mr. Jolyi Yates of Swinton, Lancashire, bom in the parish of Prestbury, 
Cheshire, March 26th 1724 o.«., brought up at the grammar schools of Eccles, 
Wigan and Manchester, admitted commoner of Brasenose college, Oxford, April 
7th 1742, and afterwards elected scholar on the foundation of Sarah duchess 
of Somerset. He appears to have held a school exhibition in the years 
1744-5-6, though he makes no mention of this himself. He took the degree of 
B.A. October nth 1745; M.A. June i8th 1748; and was elected fellow June 
27th 1746 on the original foundation, being a Prestbury man. On the title of 
his fellowship he was ordained deacon by Dr. Samuel Peploe, bishop of Chester, 
on S. Thomas's day 1746. His first curacy was that of Runcorn; but he 
removed, after three months, to Ardwick, combining with the assistant curacy 
of the chapel the private tuition of the thi'co sons of Samuel Birch, esq., of 


Ardwiok. Whilst residing there he was privately ordained priest, Kay ist 1748, 
by the bishop of Chester. His next curacy was at Halifax, where he resided from 
the autumn of 1750 to 1754, and was presented by the yicar, in the latter year, 
to the perpetual curacy of fiipponden, in the same parish. " Here he rebuilt 
the curate's house, at his own expense, laying out above four hundred pounds, 
which was more than a fourth part of the whole sum he there reoeived, notwith- 
standing which, his worthjf successor threatened him with a prosecution in the 
spiritual court, if be did not allow him ten pounds for dilapidations, which, for 
the sake of peace, he complied with." 
In 1759 ^® ^^ elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. In 1766 he was 
presented to the rectory of Meningsby, in Lincolnshire, by the chancellor 
of the duchy of Lancaster; and this he resigned in 1769, on being promoted to 
the valuable rectory of Stockport, in the presentation of Sir George Warren. 
He was also domestic chaplain to the earl of Dysart, and a magistrate for the 
counties of Chester and Lancaster. 
He published : 

(i.) A Discourse from Fhilipp. iv. 5, preached in Halifax church, July aSth, 
1 75 1, 8vo., entitled: ** Moderation ; or a candid disposition towards those that 
differ from us recommended and enforced : with a preface containing the reason 
of its publication.*' 

(2.) An apology for his conduct yearly, on the 30th of January, 8vo. ; to 
which is annexed a sermon preached in Rippondeu chapel on 30th January 1755, 
from Bom. xiii. 4, entitled : " Kings should obey the laws.'* 

(3.) A letter to the clergy of the church known by the name of Unitas Fra- 
trum, or Moravians, concerning a remarkable book of hymns, used in their 
congregations, pointing out several inconsistencies and absurdities in the said 

The above publications were printed at Manchester. 

(4.) On the situation of Coccium : see Arehaologiay vol. i. p. 6^. 

(5.) Some account of a Roman station lately discovered on the borders of 
Yorkshire, read before the Society of Antiquaries, February 20th 1766, and 
printed in the ArehcMloffia of that society, vol. i. p. 215. 

(6.) A mbtaken passage in Bede's Ecclenattical Ristory explained: read 
before the same society February 27th 1766, and printed in the same vol. p. 221. 

(7.) Druidioal remains in, or near, the parish of Halifax in Yorkshire, dis- 
covered and explained: read before the same society November 21st 177 1, and 
inserted in the second vol. of the Archmologia, p. 353. 

This last appears also in the History of HalifaXf with alterations. 

(8.) Account of an undesoribed Roman station in Derbyshire. Arehmologia 
vol. iii. p. 236, 1774. 

(9.) On some hitherto undiscovered remains of antiquity* ArchtBologia^ 
vol. V. p. 87. 
He was also the author of several fugitive pieces, inserted in various periodical 
papers, without his name ; and he states, in the biographical notice before alluded 


to, bis intention of publishing the antiquities of a part of tbe county of Gkester, 
and of a part of tbe county of Lancaster. To the latter Dr. Ormerod refersy in a 
note {History of Cheshire, vol. iii. p. 389) in the following words : " These MSS. 
still continue in tbe possession of his descendants, written in a beautiful hand, 
and illustrated with sketches of seals and armorial bearings, drawn chiefly finom 
tbe original muniments of tbe neighbouring families.*' 

His two great works are The History and Antiquities of the Parish ofHaUfeus in 
Yorkshire^ illustrated with copper pUUes^ 4to, Lond. 1775 ; and Memoirs qf 
the ancient Saris of Warren and Surrey and their descendants, 2 toIs. 410, 
printed by William Eyres, Warrington, 1782. The latter work has many beau- 
tiful views, copies of seals, and armorial bearings, engraved expressly by J. Basire^ 
tbe commencement and close of each chapter haying some well executed device, 
and the initial letter of various design, struck off from a separate plate. Whether 
as regards tbe type, the paper, or the exquisite engravings which illustrate and 
adorn the book, it is a splendid specimen of art, worthy of the best days of typo- 
graphy. A copy formerly in the possession of Dr. Jeremiah Smith, late high maater 
of the school, has tbe following memorandum written in it : " This splendid pub- 
lieation was published at tbe expense of the family ; and as tbe copies were with- 
out exception intended for private distribution, the impression must have been 
very limited. Copies procured by interest, or at the breaking up of libraries, 
are known to have been sold for a considerable sum." To each of these works 
is prefixed an engraved portrait of the author ; one by J. Basire from a painting 
by D. Stringer ; the other is etched by William Williams, who engraved the 
plates for the History of Halifax, Williams was originally a strolling player, 
then commenced printer, draughtsman, &c., and settled at Halifax, where . he 
died. A copy of each portrait hangs on the walls of the old grammar school. 

For an account of James Basire, who was appointed engraver to the Society of 
Antiquaries and to the Boyal Society, see Nichols's Literary Anecdotes, vol. iii. 
pp. 717-18. 

John Watson died 14th March 1783, aged 59. [To the list of his works must be 
added. The necessity of Lams and a proper obedience thereto, enforced in a sermon 
preached before the Honorable Baron Smythe at the Assize held at Lancaster, 
the 2sth March 1764, Halifax 1764, 8vo ; and his poetical reply to Dr. Byrom on 
the subject of turning to tbe East and bowing to the name of Jesus in the 
Halifax Union Journal of 1760, in which controversy Gilbert Wakefield seems to 
think Watson had the advantage. A copy of this scarce newspaper is in my pos- 
session. His History of the Parish of Halifax, which I have, annotated by Dr. 
T. D. Whitaker, is in many respects a valuable work, but his transcripts are often 
incorrect and his pedigrees unsatisfactory, nor will his derivations of words, in 
many instances, be adopted by those who may follow him. Of his Memoirs qf 
the JSarls qf Warren and Surrey, an edition in one volume was privately printed 
at Warrington in 1776, 4to, pp. 437, limited to six copies only, which is conse- 
quently one of the very rarest of topographical books. The work itself, as pub- 
lished in two volumes in 1782, is a noble example of the Warrington press in 



point of typography, but with all the labour and research which it evinces, failed 
in the grand object of proving Sir George Warren to be entitled to the ancient 
earldom of Surrey, the genealogical defect being in not satisfactorily filling up 
the link between William, nephew of the third earl and Sir Edward, the ancestor 
of the Fojnton branch. Glover's pedigree is all that he is able to adduce. 
These volumes therefore, with all their pretension, have not obtained the place 
accorded to authentic and well evidenced genealogy, and can merely be ranked 
amongst the curiosities of antiquarian literature. Gilbert Wakefield, in his Life^ 
vol. i. p. 139, edit. 1804, gives a very favourable and pleasing account of Mr. 
Watson, to whom he was curate at Stockport. Amongst his unpublished M88* 
is, what would scarcely have been expected from an antiquary of the Dryasdust 
species, one of the largest collections of bon mots, facetious stories and humourous 
compositions of every kind, including songs some of which were his own oompo- 
aition, which was ever formed. The larger portion of his library of printed books 
was sold in London only a few yean back, but the M88» ytete retained by the 
family. Mr. Watson was a fierce whig of the^/iu quam Hoadleian pattern, and 
wrote probably as many sermons, though only one was printed, in defence of the 
execution of Charles the First, as Milboume of loyal memory published against 
and in condemnation of it. The velvet cap of this industrious antiquary, 
endued in which he sat at work in his study, is now in my possession. When 
he put it on, woe to the profane, whether of his household or not, who intruded 1 
for he strictly held to the patriarchal Jiw JDtvtmtm, though he lejeoted the 
regal. C] 
[The following extract from an unpublished letter of the Bev. Joseph Hunter to 
William Radcly£fe esq., Bouge Croix, dated Bath, March jist, 1824, is interest- 
ing in connection with " the earls of Warren :*' ** I have many particulars respect- 
ing the spurious progeny of the last earl of Warren which will, if I mistake not, 
quite upset Mr. Watson's hypothesis, though Dr.Whitaker, as you may remember, 
declared his conviction that Mr .Watson had proved his point as far as legitimate 
descent goes." {Jxayo, MSS.) MJ] 

Richard, son of Richard Robinson of Salford, innkeeper. Mai^"*^ 

Thomas, son of William Ogden of Manchester, tradesman. 

Appointed steward of the anniversary dinner in 18 10, but not present, his colleague 
being the Bev. Thomas Maddock M.A. He lived at Salisbury. 

John, son of John Dawson of Manchester, dyer. 

Isaac, son of John Dawson of Manchester, dyer. 

Peter, son of the late Peter Steel of Salford, linen draper. 

William, son of Thomas Wright, checkman. 

Samnel, son of Robert Simson of Bolton, joyner. 9. 

John, son of William Dawson of Manchester, comroan. 9. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Longworth of Manchester, calendar-man. May^^^i. 




juaJ'*" I. Peter, son of Peter Robotham of Manchester, joyner. 
June 16. Peter, son of the late John Lee of Alehust, gentleman. 

14. John, son of the late George Shelmardine of Manchester, grocer. 

14. George, son of the late George Barton of Manchester, trades- 
October 13. Samucl, son of Mr. Samuel Birch of Ardick, gentleman. 

[Samuel Birch was baptised at Gorton cbapel by the bishop of Chester (Peploe) 
April aoth 1730. Thomas, son of Samuel Birch esq., justice of peace, was bap- 
tised at Gorton Noyember 13th 1733, and died at London June 8th 1781 and 
was buried at Ardwick on June 22nd. Both brothers died issueless. £.] 

11. Thomas, son of Mr. Samuel Birch of Ardick, gentleman. 
Dec. • 6. Francis, son of William HoUings of Monmouth, grocer. 
January 17. William, SOU of John Stringer of Gheetwood, farmer. 
janittiy 18. Lawrance, son of John Ashworth of Manchester, jersey comber. 

18. Robert, son of Robert Ashworth, jersey comber. 

t«. George, son of George Bradley of Salford, dyer. 

»•• Lawrance, son of George Bradley of Salford, dyer. 

a. Thomas, son of Robert Lomax of Manchester, innkeeper. 

18. Anthony, son of Anthony Inghorn of Manchester, innkeeper. 

is. Nicholas, son of Nicholas Lee of Manchester, taylor. 
April 18. Samuel, son of the Rev. Joseph Harwar of Acton. 

Joseph Har?rare M^A. of Trinity college, Cambridge, rector of Swettenham 1715* 
1722, and vicar of Acton, Cheshire, 1722-45 when he died, was succeeded as 
rector of the former parish bj James Hanrare A.B. 

June 17. Robert Temple, son of the Rev. Edward Rich of North . 

Appointed to a school exhibitioa in 1744, but his name does not appear afterwarda 
in the list, nor among the graduates of Oxford or Cambridge. Probably, he died 
at college. The name of his &ther*s residence in the register is illegible. 

Sept 14 Thomas, son of Thomas Perciful of Manchester, wool dyer. 

14. James, son of Thomas Tipping of Manchester, tradesman. 

14 John, son of John Riley of Manchester, carpenter. 
October 1%. Thomas, son of Thomas Steele of Manchester^ stockiner. 

lA. John, son of the late Nathaniel Phillips of Manchester, innkeeper. 
Dec 15. William, son of Christopher Holt of Manchester, hatter. 

as. Samuel, son of James Rixe of Manchester, whitelimer. 

»s John, son of John Ridgeway of Manchester, grocer. 



John and Nathaniel^ sons of Nathaniel Phillips of Manchester, January 7. 

Nathaniel and John Phillips, merohanta in Manchester. Nathaniel died in 1766. 
John Phillips, the younger brother, married in 1761 Sarah, daughter of G^rge 
Leigh Esq. of Onghtrington, Cheshire, and porohased Bank Hall, in the township 
of Heaton Korris, in 1777, where lie died 2nd February 1824, at the age of 90 
years. A magistrate of the ooonty of Lancaster. 

[From John Phillips of Heath house in the county of Stafford, eldest brother of 
Nathaniel Phillips ** of Manchester, tradesman,'* descended Sir George Phillips 
bart. and Mark Phillips M.P. for Manchester. £.] 

William^ son of Thomas Birch of Manchester^ linen dyer. 7. 

Francis, son of Jonathan Layton of Cheetham Hill^ carrier. 7. 

John^ son of Edmund Kelshaw of Manchester, joiner. 7. 

Johu^ son of Thomas Harrison of Walton^ yeoman. u. 

Exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, in 1746, and Hulraian 
exhibitioner in 1748. B.A. October nth 1748 ; M.A. June 7th 1751. 

John^ son of Thomas Entwhistle of Manchester, tradesman. '^'^ 

John and Samuel, sons of Samuel Birch of Manchester, dyer. 
Thomas, sou of Jonathan Sharpies of Bradford, hatter. 
James, son of Benjamin Barlow of Manchester, packer. 
Edward, son of John Wells of Manchester, cabinet-maker. 
Samuel and Joseph, sons of James Jackson of Manchester, 

Francis, son of Jonathan Layton of Collyhurst, farmer. jujy 14. 

Christopher, son of John Salkin of Manchester, guager.* ao. 

William, son of John Marsh of London, peruke maker. August 13. 

Bichard, son of John Adamson of Wakefield, merchant. n- 

Thomas, son of Joseph Woolright of Wolton, grocer. *»• 

Exhibitioner of the school to S. John's college, Cambridge, where he graduated A.B. 
in 1749, being i8th wrangler of that year. He was presented to the rectory of 
S.Bridget, Chester, in 1761, which he held till 1782, and was head master of the 
King's school in that city. 

William, son of Bobert Mountjoy of Wolton, apothecary. is. 

Exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose edflage, Oxford, in 1748. B.A. February 
7th 1752. He took Holy Orders. His name appears in the list of subscribers 
to Thyer^s BuUer's SemaitUf 1759. 

* Probably the exciseman. Bobert Bums was a guager. H. 













August 3S. William^ son of Jeremy Brown of Liverpool watch maker. 
Nov. ax. Charles, son of James Ashton Serjeant^ Manchester. 

John^ son of John Oldham of Manchester, weaver. 

William, son of James Macom of Manchester, cabinet maker. 
*»• Peter, son of John Stretch of Salford, farmer. 

James, son of John Siddall, of Manchester, grocer. 

John, son of John Barton of Manchester, watch maker. 

John, son of John Leigh of Manchester, tradesman. 

Of the family of Leigh of Weet Hall, Cheshire. His grandfather was Peter Leigh 
M.A., rector of Whitchurch, Salop, rector of Lymme and vicar of Great Bud- 
worth, Oheshire. (See pedigree in Ormerod*8 CheiMre, rol. L p. 356.) 

u. Thomas, son of Thomas Seddon of Pendleton, Lancashire, farmer. 
January 7. Gcrard, son of Thomas Macklin of Bamston, farmer. 

7- John, son of James Whittakar of Manchester, innkeeper. 

Among the scholars of Manchester, whose names will nerer cease to he oonneoted 
with the school where they receiyed their early education, one of the most remark- 
able is John Whitaker, the historian of Manchester, the opponent of GKbbon, and 
the author of sereral historical and theological works. 

Born in the year 1735, he was admitted to Manchester school before he was ten 
years of age, and continued there for eight years, when he entered Brasenose col- 
lege, Oxford, with a school exhibition. On the 3rd of March in the year follow- 
ing (1753) he was eleoted the LaneoMhire teholar of Corpus, and became feUow 
of that college in 1763. He took the degree of B.A. October 24th 1755 $ M.A. 
February 27th, 1759 ; and B.D. July ist 1767. Both at school and at college 
he is said to have been a " hard student," associating with few of his ootempora- 
ries, and strict in religious obseryances, " regularly keeping the fiwt of Lent, and 
that of erery Friday throughout the year, till supper time." 

The fruit of his literary labours began to appear in 177 1, when he published the first 
Tolume of the Sisiory of Manchester in 4to, the second rolume coming forth in 
1775. A second edition of the first rolume in 8to, with additions and corrections, 
appeared in 1773. It was this publication that first marked the author as a man 
of great abilities ; the keen research, bold imagination, originality of thought and 
oorreotness of information which characterised its pages, placing him at onoe 
amongst the ablest of the antiquarian writers of his day, and giving promise of a 
rich harvest in years to oome from his superior powers of intellect and dose de- 
Totedness to study. This admirable work has been spoken of as being the first in 
order of merit, as well as of time^ of Whitaker's many and raried publioationa ; 
and his description of the introduction of Ohriatianity into Britain has been 
referred to as showing no ordinary power of eloquent composition. Vol. iL 8to, 
pp. 182-7. The Oewuime HUtory of the Briione auerted^ •» aJkUl and ecmdid 
B^taHon qf Mr. MoPhereoiCe introdmoHon to the Eutory qf Cfreat Britain and 


Inland^ i roL 8to., which was first published in 1772, and a oonecied second 
edition in 1773, may be regarded as an appendix to this Mutory <if Mamcketter, 

In 1773 he was appointed morning preacher of Berkeley chapel, London, by a Mr. 
Hughes, but in less than two months was remoTod, owing to some dispute, the 
particulars of which he thought proper to bring before the public in " The wicUe 
of the ease between Mr. JThUaker and Mr, Hmghee^ relattee to the morning 
preaeherMp of Berkeley ehapeL Lond. 1774, 4to; but he expressed himself in 
language so intemperate that the publication was considered as a libel by the 
Court of King*s Bench. 

During his residence in London, Whitaker had an opportunity of becoming person- 
ally acquainted with sereral of the celebrated literary men of the day, among 
whom were Dr. Samuel Johnson, and Edward Gibbon the historian of the Roman 
empire. With the former there appears to haye been little cordiality. Both 
strong in understanding, alike tenacious of opinion, and equally impetuous in 
oouTersation, they were not likely to coalesce amicably on repeated inteniews. 
With the latter he was on terms of intimacy, and the manuscript of the first 
Tolume of the Decline and Fall of the Soman Empire was submitted to Whi- 
taker^s inspection. (Folwhele's Biogr, Sketehee, toL iii. p. 14.) But what was 
his surprise, when, as he read the same Tolume in print, that chapter, which has 
been justly obnoxious to the Christian world, was then, for the first time, intro- 
duced to his notice ! That chapter Gtibbon had suppressed in the manuscript, — 
OTcrawed by Whitaker*s high character, and afraid of his censure. Whilst others, 
eager in their offers of praise to the great Roman historian, were content to pass 
oyer his sneers at Christianity, as matters of little importance, and as baring 
unnecessarily giyen offence, Whitaker boldly rebukes his friend. In one Istter 
he says: " Ton nerer speak feebly, but when you come upon British ground, and 
nerer weakly, except when you attack Christianily. Jn the former case, you 
seem to want information, and, in the latter, you plainly want the common can- 
dour of a citizen of the world for the religious system of your country. Pardon 
me^ sir, but much as I admire your abilities, greatly as I respect your friendship, 
I cannot bear without indignation your sarcastic slyness upon Christianity, and 
cannot see without pity your determined hostility to the €k»speL" (Polwhele's 
Sketehee, p. 20.) And in another letter, after alluding to Gibbon's omissions in 
those parts of his great work which relate to Britain, he goes on to say: ** These 
are but trifles light as air in my estimation, when they are compared with what 
I think the great blot of your work. You hare there exhibited Deism in a new 
shape, and in one that is more likely to affect the uninstructed million, than the 
reasoning form which she has usually worn. Yon seem to me like another 
Tacitus, reriTcd with all his animosity against Christianity, his strong philoso- 
phical spirit of sentiment, and more than his superiority to the absurdities of 
heathenum. And you will hare the dishonour (pardon me, sir) of being ranked 
by the foUy of scepticism, that is working so powerfully at present, among the 
most distinguished deists of the age. I haye long suspected the tendency of 
your opinions, I once took the liberty of hinting my suspicions. But I did not 


think the poison had spread so uniyersajly through yonr frame. And I can onlj 
deplore the misfortune, and a yeiy great one I consider it, to the highest and 
dearest interests of man among all your readers." (Polwhele's Sketehet^ p* ^^O 

In 1777 Mr. Whitaker succeeded, on the death of Francis Henchman, B.D., to the 
rectory of Buan Lanyhome, near Tregoney, Cornwall, of which Corpus Christi 
college had the patronage. Douhtless.he looked forward to the pursuit of his 
literary schemes in the seclusion of a small country parish with increased eager- 
ness and delight. But Buan Lanyhome was, for seyeral years, no tranquil seat 
of the Muses. He became involyed in a course of litigation with his parisli- 
ioners on the subject of tithes, though he appears to hare demanded no more 
than was simply just, and was, in the end, successful. But beyond the inter- 
ruption thus caused to the prosecution of his literary labours, this parochial 
strife was a source of deep sorrow to him as a conscientious parish priest. His 
principal parishioners were alienated from him : but he seems to haye retained 
the respect and affection of the poor. Though hasty in temper, obstinate and 
self' willed, his cordiality of manner, real kindness of heart, and readiness to for- 
giye and be forgiyen, could not but make way with such as were not prejudiced 
against him. But amidst these parochial struggles, he sent from the recesses of 
his study his Mary Queen of ScoU^ in three yolumes 8yo, 1787, of whom he was 
no faint-hearted champion. In the preface to the second edition (1788) he deems 
it expedient to offer an apology for his strength of language. ** He went,** says 
Dr. Aikin " beyond any former writers in defending the unfortunate queen, and 
in criminating her enemies ;'* and a subsequent writer of the life of Maiy re- 
marks — ** In his indignation at the yirulcnce of others, he often becomes more 
yirulent himself." Napier, in a memoir of Whitaker giyen in the Supplement to 
the Encyclopedia BrUtanica, yol. yi., says that Whitaker was " not a little mor- 
tified that neither Lord Hailes nor Dr. Robertson could be induced to print a 
single page sgainst him.'* One can well belieye, knowing Whitaker's loye of 
controyersy, that an antagonist would haye been welcome, if only that he might 
be slain. 

He reyiewed the fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of Gribbon's Decline and Fall qf 
ike Soman Empire^ in the pages of the Engliih Eeview, and his reyiew was 
published separately. (Lond. 1791, 8yo.) The Couree of Mamdbal over the 
Alps aecertainedy Lond. 1794, 2 yols. 8yo (a subject of controyersy also in later 
years), was replied to by Lord Woodhouslee in the following year. His other 
historical works are : The Ancient Cathedral of Cornwall hietorieaUy surveyed^ 
Lond. 1804, 2 yols. 4to, which his biographer, Mr. Polwhele, perhaps with Corn- 
ish partiality, speaks of as one of his happiest productions as an antiquary ; and 
The JAfe qf 8t, Neot, Lond. 1809, 8yo, the eldest of the brothers of King Alfred, 
— his last work, issued shortly after his death. 

The works aboye enumerated are those which establish his daim to the title of hie- 
torian and antiquary. As a theologian^ his publications were few — fewer than 
might be wished, when we consider the excellence of those which he put forth. 
A yolume of Parochial Sermons, on Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell, appeared 


in 1783, 8to, and has been sinoe reprinted, containing many paBsages remarkable 
for accurate reasoning and awakening eloquence. His Ori^n ofArianiam^ X79i> 
8to, is a large oontroyersial Tolnme, *' full of erudition, clear in its historical de- 
ductions, conyincing in its reasonings, beautiful in its illustrations, and pathetic 
in its appeals to ererj Christian sentiment.*' The rolume is dedicated to Br. 
Samuel Horsley, bishop of S. Band's, who, it is said, did not condescend to 
thank Whitaker for his present of a copj ; but the book has obtained the high 
praise of Dr. Van Mildert in his Boyle lectures. 

He also wrote a pamphlet on The Real Origin of Qovemmeni, expanded into a 
tract of some length from a sermon which he preached at the primary yisitation of 
Dr. William Buller, bishop of Exeter, which Polwhele describes as a long-winded 
discourse, resembling one of the Cromwellian times, not in spirit or sentiment, 
but certainly in length. '*Be more laconic than your Mend Whitaker," was 
the bishop's hint to the preacher for the next occasion. " At Truro yesterday 
he put to the test the patience of us all ; and so highly was he in alt, that at 
the conclusion he forgot the presence of the bishop, and pronounced ' the peace 
of €k>d' like *ason of thunder*"! 

He contributed an introduction to Flindell's Bible (which was published in Corn- 
wall in parts, in 1799 and 1800), together with notes and illustrations; some 
pieces of poetry, of no very high order, in the Cornwall and Devonshire Poeme; 
many yaluable articles in the English Reviefo, which principally owed its reputa- 
tion to his critiques on Gibbon, before alluded to ; and was an occasional writer 
in the Aniijaeohin Seview, and a regular coadjutor in the BriUsh CrUie from 
the commencement to the end of 180 1. 

He was full of literary schemes to the hour of his death. He contemplated the 
publication of a " History of London," and a '* History of Oxford" (the origin of 
Oxford as a town before the University), with " IS'otes upon Shakespeare," and 
*' Illustrations of the Bible" ! To the Bible he meant to withdraw himself, at 
last, from all other studies. In 1804 he visited London, more especially with a 
Tiew to his intended antiquarian works ; and whilst there his hitherto robust 
health began to give way. On his return home he risited Bath, where he had a 
paralytic seizure ; and shortly after his return to Cornwall he had a second attack, 
** brought on," he says himself, " by his oyer studiousness." From that day his 
hours of work were few. At the time of his death The I/ffe of 81. Neoi was in 
the press ; and the prefiuw, prefixed to that yolume by Mr. Stockdale the pub- 
lisher, contains two letters of Whitaker, in the last of which he still writes with 
confidence as to his future plans ! 

He died October 30th 1808, aged 73, haying been bom on the 27 th April and bap- 
tised at the Collegiate church, Manchester, nth May 1735. He married a Miss 
Tregenna, of an ancient Cornish fiimily, and by her he had three daughters, one 
of whom married Dr. Taunton, a physician of eminence In Truro, and still liyes. 
She has placed a monument to her &ther's memory, with a short and simple 
inscription, in the church at Ruan Lanyhome. 


See OeiU, Mag, rol. IxxTiii. p. 1035, 1808, and Polwhelo's Biographieal Sketches ii^ 
Cormoall, 3 toIb. lamo, 1831. The third rolume contains Whitaker's Lifey a 
retj interesting, if partial, biography, in which WMtaker speaks for himself bj 
many of his letters, which are there inserted. 

[To Whitaker's writings may be added Letien ,/Vom the Met, John Whitaker to 
Mr. Maesey, with the Atuwere, 1776. See catalogue of the Manchester colleo- 
tion of Thomas Hey wood esq., lot 109. 

No part of Whitaker's career is more interesting than that in which he was thrown, 
after friendly intercourse, into final conflict with GKbbon. Of the circumstances 
connected with this breach a fuller account is given, though I do not find that it 
has been noticed by Polwhele^ in the Imperial Magaeine (yol. 3, p. 1238-9) 
taken by Drew, the editorj from Whitakei^s lips, than is elsewhere afforded. 
In it he states : *' My critique (on the Decline and Fall) had scarcely appeared 
(in the English Beview) before I receiyed from him (Gtibbon) a letter begging for 
quarter, and apologizing for what had taken place. He well knew from what 
source the criticism came, from my style and manner of writing. In this letter 
he begged me to forbear ; stating that I should ruin the sale of his work and 
blast his literary reputation. But I owed more to Christianity than to Mr. Gib- 
bon ; and therefore told him in reply that I would pursue him through every part, 
and give him no more quarter tha^ he had giren to Christianity." These two 
most important letters do not appear in Gibbon's Correspondence, edited by Lord 
Sheffield, nor in Folwhele*s Biographg qf Whitaker. If in existence it is to be 
hoped that they will be made public. 

Amongst his unpublished correspondence are his " Letters to G^rge Chalmers " 
for several years, who had them bound in a 4to volume, of which I became pos- 
sessed at the sale of his library. They exhibit an admirable portrait of the 
historian of Manchester, and are exceedingly oharacteristio and curious. Chal* 
mers and himself were so closely allied in all their feelings and principles and in 
the common boncL of attachment to the memory of Maiy queen of Scots, that 
Whitaker, always open and unreserved, is more particularly so in writing to his 
friend at the office of the Board of trade. These letters show that the great 
object of his ambition was the wardenship of Manchester. Had he obtained 
that preferment he would undoubtedly have ruled, or attempted to rule, his 
native town with a rod of iron, after the pattern of his Cornish parish, of which 
he says in one of his letters : " I triumphed over all opposition, overawed the 
bishop, subdued my parishioners, and now have my parish in a better state of 
subjection than any of the parishes of my neighbours." It was perhaps fortunate 
both for Whitaker and Manchester that Providence had decreed that the " banks 
of Tamar" and **the sea-beat bounds of Lanyhom" should be his final place of 
When he published his-first, and incomparably his finest performance, his Butwy 
of Manchester^ he expected to have been called upon to defend it against a host 
of grave and eminent literary opponents, 



" Optat aprum aut falnmi desoeDdere monte leonem ;" 
and great was his mortification when the only answers printed against it were 
two local tracts — Semarki on the Siitoiy qf ManoheHe^^ hj Mnsoipola, 177 1, 
8to, and More Fruit J^rom the tame FanmeTf 17 81, 8to — of which Collier, the 
author of Tim Boblnn, supplied the jokes and his neighbour Colonel Townley of 
Belfield Hall the learning, and which perhaps did him more mischief by an artillery 

" Full iraught with jests, antitheses and puns " 
than an elaborate and serious attempt at confutation could hare done. But 
surely the wrath of the Ifanchester historian would haxe been kindled, to use 
Dr. Johnson's words, '* to the highest pitch of inflammation," if he could hare 
anticipated the manner in which he was to be pilloried by a brother antiquary 
who, if he had not Whitaker's genius, had at least quite as many crotchets, and 
who has deliberately recorded his contemptuous feeling in his last will and testa- 
ment, thus firing off his critical bombshell, when in exiremiff and carrying on 
the miserable acerbities of literary life to its latest close : 

" I leaye to the British museum my commented copies of the blockhead 

WhUaker^e History of Manchester, and his Cornish Cathedral" (Will of Francis 
Douce esq., dated August 22nd 1830.) 

Whether this extraordinary testamentary ebullition was the result of some deep- 
seated cause, or only of a momentary fit of spleen, it is difficult to say. The 
wonderful CojiMMfi/v remain still in manuscript, little disturbed, and hare neither 
added to nor taken firom the reputation of the works to which they refer. But 
what can be more supremely ridiculous than the application of such a term as 
** blockhead" by such a writer as Douce, learned and well skilled as he was in his 
own peculiar walk, to John Whitaker, whom prejudice itself must allow to hare 
been a man of original genius, of ferrid imagination, of singular penetration and 
acuteness, and of whom Dr. Parr, who had no political and few theological sym- 
pathies with him, has declared that ''he wrote in the yemaoular tongue with 
energy and splendour P *' 

Of his Oenmne History of the Britons asserted I hare his own copy, with oonsi- 

. derable MS. additions. It was a farourite work of his, but the controrersial 
form into which his yiews are thrown detracts from the effect of the book as a 
whole. Had it been less an answer to Maopherson's rereries, and more of an 
independent history, it would hare better maintained its ground. 

If his reriews were not as finished and perfSoot specimens of the art as those of his 
distinguished namesake Thomas Dunham Whitaker, who, if he had taken his 
predecessor as the subject of one of them, would hare sketched him nobly and 
with the hand of a consummate master, they are alirays rigorous though sonifr* 
times hasty compositions. A complete list of the articles contributed by John 
Whitaker to different periodicals, which might be made out from his papers, 
would show the large grasp of his mind and form a yery desirable addition to 
his biography. 

From his poetry, his *'Lines on entering Cornwall and taking possession of his 


liying in 1777 '* may at least be seleoted as worthy of praservation. All who 
haye read them onoe will willingly recur to them again. 

His person his friend Polwhele thus describes : ^' Hard featured with a dark com- 
plexion, and with light-coloured eyes (rather greenish) in repose, but sparkling 
when kindled up in conyersation, or flashing fire when the subject was of an 
impassioned nature, or melting in tenderness when ' the tale was of sorrow ; ' he 
had a strong muscular frame of body that well answered to his powerful mind. 
{BiograpMeal SketchM, yol. iii. p. 69). 

The engrayed portrait of Whitaker, from a miniature by H. Bone (Britton's Auto- 
Hoffraphjf, part i. p. 335), corresponds yery £drly with this description. 

One trait must not be omitted. From his respect to his own school he could not 
tolerate an aeademy. The yery name roused his anger. '* On hearing that an 
ancient classical seminary, Truro school, had become an academy, * What ! (he 
exclaimed) an academy ! an academy ! * And he was so choaked with indignation 
that for some time he could not utter a word more." (Polwhele, Biogr, Sketek,^ 
yoL iii. p. 165). On this point, if on no other, he might haye shsken hands with 
Lord Auchinleck, who haying occasion to mention Dr. Johnson's name, not much 
endeared to him by the homage his son paid to it, burst out with the expressions, 
«An auld dominie! An auld dominie! He keepit a schule and caud it an 
aeaadamy** C] 

[It has been stated that Whitaker, incensed at some slight (real or fancied) on his 
ManehesttTy threw into the fire a quantity of MS. continuation, and sternly 
refused to resume the work. I can giye no authority for this ; and I really 
doubt whether Whitaker (great as he was as a British and Roman, and perhaps 
also Saxon arohsologist) could haye done much with Ifanohester in Norman and 
early English times ; for in his days there were no materials. 

But he did reyise and mark for correction his existing two yolumes. The octayo 
edition of the first quarto yolume, had the adyantage of these emendations; and 
a copy of the second yolume, quarto, with his marked corrections and additions, 
is now in the possession of Mr. Benjamin Wheeler, Exchange Arcade. Many of 
these marginal additions extend to seyeral lines ; one of which (yol. ii. p. 208), 
after " plunging field," has — '* ; just as a sea-bird that diyes into the water is 
denominated t^pUiMffeon at present in Lancashire." In the Appendix (p. 577) in 
a print of Domesday^ he has expunged a marginal note to ** Reoedham" of " pro- 
bably Rochdale," in which he was right, and written in the margin " Reged, 
Rigod-dunum, or Blackrode, then in the hundred of Salford, but now in that of 
Leyland." (This is all an error.) 

To Whitaker's works may be added his pamphlet (pp. 28, 8yo) : The Charter qf 
Manchester translated: with SxplanaOone and Memarhe^ by the Rey. John 
Whitaker. 1787. (Printed or reprinted by Clarke k Co., Manchester, 1838.) 
Its origin is noticed in Mameoestre^ yol. ii. pp. 242, 243. It is dated *' Ruan 
Lanyhome, Parsonage, Feb. 26, 1787." It was of great use in settling some 
disputes between the lord of the manor and the burgesses. MJ] 


Thomas, sou of the late James Alkin of Manchester^ woollen draper. Jul'J^^4. 
William, son of William Shorrocks of Salford, innkeeper. 14. 

John, son of the late John Ravald of Manchester, chapman. 14. 

John, son of John Hamson of Manchester, white limer. 14. 

Thomas, son of George Simpson of Manchester, jersey comber. m- 

John, son of Ralph Morriss of Withnell, yeoman. February %. 

Exhibitioner of the school to S. John*8 college, Cambridge, in 1747, and graduated 
A.B. 1749, when he was 6th wrangler; A.M. 1753; B.D! 1760. On 9th April 
1753 he was elected feUow on Gkregson's foundation (for Lancashire). He held 
with the rectory of Lilley in the county of Hertford, which is in the gift of the 
oollege, also the rectory of Milton Bryant in the county of Bedford, and died 
8th May 1798. 

John Morris was at Blackburn grammar school before he was admitted to Man- 

George, son of Samuel Birch of Ardwick, gentleman. March 4. 

[He was the great-grandson of Samuel Birch of Ardwick esq., commonly called 
Major Birch, who had distinguished himself in the Commonwealth. Gheorge 
Birch esq. died at Ardwick in the year i794« learing issue one son Thomas, who 
died unmarried in 1796, and a daughter Maria, who also died unmarried in 181 3, 
when the family seems to hare become extinct. £.] 

Richard, son of Thomas Clowes, gentleman. April** 45. 

[Richard, son of Thomas Clowes esq. by his wife Margaret, daughter and coheiress 
of Miles Nield of Manchester, merchant, was baptised at S. Anne's church, 
Manchester, 23rd June 1735, and died in 1804, haying been twice married. His 
brother, the Bev. John Clowes M.A. was yicar of Eooles. Lane. M88. toL 
xix. p. 96. £.] In the Manehetter and Salford Directory for 1797 he is de- 
scribed as *' Bichard Clowes esq., 3, Clowes court." 

Thomas and William, sons of Joseph Allen, tradesman. &$, 

[Thomas, son of Joseph AUen by his wife Alice, daughter of Mr. John Bydings of 
Manchester, was baptised at S. Anne's church, Manchester, February 24th 1735, 
and died in 1758. His younger brother William was baptised at S. Anne's June 
8th 1736, and married, at the Collegiate ohurch Manchester, January lath 1768, 
Ellen, daughter of Mr. Bobert Liyesey, and was the &ther of Joseph Allen. B.!)., 
lord bishop of Ely. Lane, J£S8, Fed, yol. xix. p. 314. £.] 

Peter, son of the late William Kay, clock-maker. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Bandcroft, tradesman. 

John, son of the late Nicholas Mosley. ij. 

John Parker Moseley, who was created a baronet on 24th March 1784. The family 
estates came to him by the will of his cousin, by dtJGiult of issue in the direct line. 
He married a daughter of James Bayley esq. of Withington and sister of the Ber. 





Jamee Bayley M. A., fellow of the Collegiate churoh. He serred the office of high 
sheriff of Lancaahire in 17S6, and died at Rolleston halli Staffordshire. A plain 
monument to his memory in Rollestou church bean the following inscription: — 


April &5 Thomas, son of Thomas Allen, tradesman. 

2f. Nathaniel, son of the late John Clough, skinner. 

AS. James, son of James Hilton, t)ookkeeper. 

June It. George, son of John Wood, sadler. 

&]. Peter, son of the late Thomas Partington of Manchester. 

*!• Ofbpring, son of Henry Pearce of Woolton, malster. 

Exhibitioner of the school 174S. Of S. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1752. 

»s. William, son of William Perkin of Manchester, sadler. 

»s. Alexander, son of Joseph Walker of Manchester, joyner. 

^1* John son of John Bower of Salford, hatter. 

Ai- Thomas, son of Edmund Ashton of Salford, weaver. 

*i, John, son of Jonathan Lawton of Collyhurst, logwood grinder. 

Ai. Cornelius and John, sons of Cornelius Robinson of Salford, roper. 

»s. John, son of Edward West of Manchester, joyner. 

»!• John, son of John Wright of Manchester, hatter. 

»i. John, son of John Barlow of Manchester, white limer. 

»i- William, son of Thomas Williamson of Manchester, lemmon mer« 

13. Peter, son of John Brown. of Manchester, staymaker. 
A]. Peter, son of John Stringer of Strangeways, farmer. 
Ai. Samuel, son of the late James Webster of Manchester, cook. 
th John, son of John Wilson of Manchester, dogger. 
»r James, son of Bichard Arrowsmith of Manchester, weaver, 
t]. William, son of Thomas Hutchinson of Manchester, hatter. 
Ai. Lomax, son of Robert Beswicke of Manchester, bookkeeper. 
Ai. Charles, son of the late John Barnes of Manchester, innkeeper, 
japuaiy 13. Samuel, son of James Bayley of Manchester, tradesman. 

[The eldest son, and brotbor of James and John Bayley. (See Siguier an. 1748.) 
Baptised at S. Anne's church, Manchester, and February 1732-3. He probably 
died young* His Cither, who was unde of Thomas Butterworth Baylay esq. of 
Ho}ie, F.R.S. and M.P., died 1769, aged 64. J?0 



William, son of William Matthews near Oloucester, gent. jani^so. 

? Of Bnaenofle ooUege, Oxford. B.A. May 35rd 1751. 

John, son of the late H*7 Kynaston of Chester, mercer. Febry. w. 

Son of Humphrey Kynaston, and descended from a younger branch of the Eynas- 
tona of Bronguin, MontgomeryBhire. He was an exhibitioner of the school to 
Brasenose college, Oxford, and electod a scholar on the Duchess of Somerset's 
foundation in 1746. B.A. October i6th 1749; M.A. June 4th 1752; and 
elected fellow of the college 1751. He published a Briigman OraUon (1761) 
spoken in the college chapel '* de Impietate Taeito fidso objectatA," and was a 
frequent contributor to the OenUeman^t Magazine. The Latin inscription on 
the monument of Dr. Peter Francis Courayer in Westminster abbey was written 
by him. He died at Wigan in June 17 S3. (See Qenileman*» Mageuime, 1785, 
ToL liii. pp. 627-8 and 805; and Nichols's Literary Anecdotee^ toL ii. p. 42, note, 
who acknowledges the valuable help which he had often reoeiyed in his own 
literaxy labours from Mr. Kynaston.) 

Thomas, son of Robert Johnson of Manchester, woollen draper. 10. 

John, son of William Hickson of Manchester, tradesman. 1. 

John, son of the late Adam Crouchly of Manchester, tradesman. Nov. s. 

Adam Grouchley was boroughreere of Salford in 1736. Of this family probably 
was the Ber. John Grouchley M.A. of Brssenose ooUege, Oxford, 1742, and fel- 
low of the Collegiate church 1757, who died ist June 1760. 

Thomas and William, sons of Thomas Fletcher, supervisor. 10. 

John, son of John Taylor of Manchester, clockmaker. ,0. 

John, son of Thomas Massey of Manchester, taylor. tz. 

Benjamin, son of Antony Ingham of Manchester, innkeeper. 10. 

James, son of Thomas Simmister of Manchester, bricklayer. %%. 

Jer., son of the late Jos^ Chad of Manchester, weaver. to. 
William, son of William Bentley, doctor, of Newton, Lancashire. mJ^io. 

[The Bentleys of Newton were descended from an ancient and opulent family seated 
at Woodhouse in Spotland in Bochdale parish, and for two or three generations 
practitioners of physic Of this family was Michael Bentley esq. of Kewton 
near Manchester, justice of peace in 1787. MJ] 

John, son of James Hanghton, gent., of Burescongh. ir. 

Thomas, son of Daniel Fenshaw, of Manchester, baker. April 7. 

Thomas, Daniel and James Radley, sons of John Radley of Man- 7- 

chester, reedmaker. 
John, son of the late William Swindell, Manchester, innkeeper. 
James, son of William Bowers, Manchester, wheelwright. 



April X9. Jobn^ son of Jno. Royle Humphrey^ Manchester, innkeeper. 
May 16. James^ son of Robert Bancroft, Manchester, threadmaker. 

In the earlier yean of the Segitier several scholars of the name of Bancroft ooour. 
Probably of this family was Joseph Bancroft, the original founder of the Man- 
chester infirmary, who died in May 1753. 

vj- John, son of Peter Boyle, Manchester, innkeeper. 
juii« £. John and Thomas, sons of Thomas Barlow, Eccles, tanner. 
9- James, son of y* late Josiah Brown, Leek, grocer. 
13 Samnel, son of John Birch, Manchester, woollen dyer. 
»« George, son of George Jolland, Scalby* near Brigg in Lincolnshire, 

Fellow of S. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1753; A.M. 1756. Died 1760. 
George Jolland, the father, was most likely balf-brother to Dr. William Samnel 
Powell, master of S. John's eollegCy Cambridge, 1765-75. (For some slight 
notices of the family, see Nichols's Literary Anecdotes^ toI. i. pp. 567, 580, &c.) 

30. Samuel, son of Patrick Maquoid, Manchester, vintner. 

Sept. ij. Francis, son of Thomas Seddon, near Pendleton Pole, farmer, 

n John, son of the late Charles Warburton, Manchester, labourer. 

October i. John, son of Christopher Wilkinson, Manchester, innkeeper. 

Not. 1}. Robert and Charles, sons of Jno. Wilson, Manchester, shoemaker. 

3<> Samuel Miller, stepson of Benjamin Robins, Manchester, inn- 
1746-7 "^ 

January la. Thomas, SOU of Johu Fumival, Manchester, calindar-mau.f 

n- Ralph and James, sons of Richard Mansure, Manchester, trades- 
>i James, son of Daniel Slater, Manchester, dyer. 
'4- James and William, sons of Wm. Shaw, Manchester, attorney. 

William Shaw, attorney, liyiiig in 1797, at 25, King-street. The sons -were probably 
cotton spinners. (IfanehesUr and Salfard Directory.) 

>6. Josiah, sou of George Leech, Manchester, dier. 
Feb. ]. Reginald, son of Thomas Heber, Marton, Esq. 

The second surriving son of Thomas Heber esq., of Marton hall in Crayen in tho 


• ? Scawby. 

t Or calenderer, a finisher of cotton goods ; one who, by passing the pieces oyer a 

heated cylinder called a calender, gives a smoothness and glsse to the surface of 

the cloth. JET. 



coontj of York, by hia wife Elisabeth, daughter of John Atherton of Atherton 
in the coantj of Lancaster esq., was admitted commoner of Brasenose college, 
Oxford, March 4th 1747, where he graduated B.A. October 13th 17501 M.A. 
July 3rd 1753; <^d ^A' elected fellow Noyember 15th of the latter year. In 
July 1766, by the death of his elder brother without surriving male issue, the 
Yemon estate of Hodnet in Shropshire, and by his brother's widow's death 
in 1803, the fiunily estate in Yorkshire, devoWed to him. He was inducted 
in December 1766 to the valuable living of Chelsea, which had several years 
before been purchssed for him by his brother and another relation. This he 
exchanged in 1770 for the rectory of Malpas, Cheshire, where he built an excel- 
lent new rectorial house* He was twice married: first, April 15th 1773, to 
Mary, third daughter and coheiress of Martin Baylie M.A., rector of Kelsal 
and Wrentham in Suffolk, who died in January following after giving birth to a 
son Bichard Heber, who became M.A. of Brasenose college and M.P. for the 
university of Oxford from 1821 to 1S26, an accomplished scholar and eminent 
book collector, well known in the literaiy world, and editor of an elegant edition 
of 8iUiu liolietu and also of Claudian ; the latter was published after his death 
by a friend H.[enTy] D.[rury], and both from the same press — " typis Bulmeria- 
nis." The second wife of Beginald Heber was Mary, eldest daughter of Cuthbert 
Allanson D.D., rector of Wath in Yorkshire, by whom he had Beginald Heber D.D. 
of Brasenose college, afterwards fellow of All Souls* college and rector of Hodnet, 
and subsequently the well known and good bishop of Calcutta, who died deeply 
lamented in 1828 whilst on a visitation tour in the upper provinces of India; 
Thomas Cuthbert Heber M.A., fellow of Brasenose college, who died in 1816 ; 
and one daughter Mary. 

There is an elegant copy of English verses, by Beginald Heber, in the Oxford verses 
on the accession of King George III., published in 1762, but without his name ; 
and also "An elegy written among the tombs in Westminster abbey," printed for 
Dodsley, inserted also, but without his knowledge, in " Pearch's collection." 

He died on the loth January 1804 at Malpas, in the 76th year of his age. He was 
present at Oxford in the preceding year when his second son recited publicly his 
English prize poem, *' Palestine." On this occasion his parental feelings were so 
strongly agitated and past control, that he craved forgiveness from those standing 
near him for the emotion which he coidd no longer suppress — adding, " It is my 


The following description of his last days is taken from the Gentlenum's Magaxine 
foft 1804, p. 92, where there is a short notice of his life : " Soon after his return 
from Oxford, where he enjoyed one of the most gratifying sights that happy 
parent ever beheld, when his second son spoke in the theatre his admirable prize 
poem on Palestine, he was attacked with a dangerous malady which yet seemed 
to yield to the skill of his physicians ; but his bodily strength never returned, 
and towards the end of November he was threatened with a relapse. On January 
5 th, his eldest son's birthday, he rallied in a most extraordinary manner, appear- 
ing both in strength and spirits wonderfully revived ; but he sank fast, and on 


the loth expired, Bensible till the last, his hands looked in those of his son, with 
whom he had just reoeiyed the Sacrament, and whom he continued exhorting 
most emphatically to the last.'* He was buried in the fionily vaidt at ICarton. 
(See also Ormerod*s CheMn (Malpas), toI. ii. p. 541.) 

Februarys. Simeon, SOD of Edward Newton^ Manchester^ brickmaker. 
9- Jolin. sou of Bichard Robinson. Salford. innkeeper. 

'747 ' ' a. 

May 19. Benjamin^ son of John Hallifax, Bamsley^ clockmaker. 

An exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford : — B.A. October 25th 
175a; from whence he was elected fellow of Lincoln collie 28th Februaiy 1753. 
He proceeded M.A. May 28th 1755; B.D. March aist 1764; D.D. Febroaiy 
20th 1768. He was resident in Lincoln college for a period of twenty-nine years, 
and filled all the college offices, and was tutor, and frequently fi9-elected sub- 
rector. On the death of Dr. Bichard Hutchins in 178 1 he was an unsuccessful 
candidate for the headship, whereupon he accepted the rectory of CubUngton, 
Bucks, of which the college was patron. 

at. James, son of Joseph Woolstenholme of Fainsworth,* taylor. 
juM 15. James, son of Thomas Barlow of Eccles, tanner. 
Not. 9. Elisha^ son of Edward Amson, of Ashton Marsebank^f tradesman. 

Probably of the fiunily of Amson, of Lees, in parish of Saadbach, Cheshire. (See 
Onnerod*8 CkeMre^ toL iii. pp. 63, 76, 79.) 

}mjSf 11. James, son of Thomas Allen, of Stretton, farmer. 

a&. John, son of y* late Rev. Mr. James Reyley of Chorley. 

Of S. John's college, Cambridge. A3. 1752 ; A.M. 1756. ? rector of Fobbing, 
Essex, who died 2nd July 1800. 

&i. John, son of John Walker of Manchester, shoemaker. 
&7 Joseph, son of Joseph Wright of Leigh, guager. 
F«b. 16. John, son of y* late Richard Garton of Newton near Warrington, 


Nominated to a sdiodl exhibition in 1750. Of Biasenoee ooUege, Oxford: BJl. 
May 27th 1752; MjIl. Mi^ 2nd 1755; Hulme's exhibitioiMr 1753. He was 
curate of the parish diurdi of Winwi^ Lanoashire^ in 1766. 

Mwdi a. Thomas, son of Thomas Whiteley, joiner, Mandiester. 

a. James, son of James Knowls, glaner, Manchester. 
April a& John, son of John Idney, joiner, Alanchester. 
jiae 6. James, son of James Wilde, gent., of New Earth, Lancashire. 

Exhibitioiier of the achool to B i ms e a oee college. Oxford, in 1756, and Hafane'e 
exhibitioQer in 1760. BJL October 15th 1759, 

* } FaiUwoHh, near M^n^lwister. > Ashton npon Mcncr-baalu M. 




Thomas, son of William Hickson, tradesman^ Manchester. June vj. 

James^ son of James Crallan^ chandler^ Manchester. August %. 

Exiubitioner of the school to Bnsenose college, Oxford, in 1756, and nominated 
Hulme's exhibitioner in 1759. B.A. October i6th 1759; M.A. June loth 176a. 

John^ son of Randle Darwell, minister at Hau^hton^ StafiEbrdshire. i . 

John Darwall, baptised at Haughton 13th January 17 31, was an exhibitioner of the 
school to Brasenose college, Oxford, in 175 a. B.A. Febniary 27 th 1756. He 
was yicar of Walsall from 1769 to 1789, and died in the latter year. His £ither, 
who was M.A. of the same college, was inducted to the rectory of Haughton 3rd 
NoTember 1730, and died there at the age of 74, on the 7th Februaiy 1777. 
A branch of the family of Darwall still resides in Walsall. 

Francis^ son of Roger Barlow^ tradesman^ Manchester. sept \%, 

William^ son of Augustin Gwyn^ minister of Prescot^ Lancashire. is. 

Exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, in 1751, and nominated 
Hulme's exhibitioner in 1754. B.A. Januazy aSth 1755; M.A. October aist 
1757. He was elected fellow on the original foundation in 175-t ^'^^ held the 
rectory of Cottiugham, Northamptonshire, in the gift of the college. On the 
death of Dr. Francis Tarborough in 1770 GKryn succeeded him as principal ; but 
he held the office only a few months, dying on the 17 th August in the same year. 

James and John^ sons of James Bay ley, gent., Manchester. October 10. 

Sons of James Bayley jun. esq., by Ann, daughter of Samuel Peploe D.D., bishop of 
Chester and warden of Manchester college, and grandsons of James Bayley esq., 
who was seized by the insurgents of 1745 as a prisoner till the lery of 25002. 
whioh they demanded was paid. 

James Bayley, baptised at S. Anne*s church, Manchester, February 28th 1740, was 
Hulme*s exhibitioner of Brasenose college, Oxford, in 176a, and proceeded BJL 
December 3rd 1762; M.A. June 26th 1765. [Harrop's Mtewry recorded 
February 12th 177 1 that ''yesterday was married at the Collegiate church the 
Ber. Mr. Bayley, rector of S. Mary's and chaplain of the Collegiate church in 
this town, to Miss Fanny Broome, an agreeable young lady with a large for* 
tune.** £.] He was elected fellow of the Collegiate church October 14th 1773, 
and died Noyember 13th 1S08 aged 69, and his relict died 6th June 1818 aged 
74. He was a frequent attendant at the anniyersary meetings of the old scholan, 
and filled the office of steward in 1787 with Peter Kyffin Heron esq. [His bro- 
ther John was baptised at S. Anne's church, Manchester, March 3iBt 1741. -fi.] 

James^ son of Nathaniel Blinkhom, flax dresser, Warrington. 11. 

John and Thomas, sons of Henry Hindley, mercer, Manchester. janlLy n. 

James, son of James Berry, farmer, of Pembnry, Lancashire. 15. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Withnell, dyer, Wigan, Lancashire. 16. 

? Of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. October 25th 1752 ; M.A. May 28th 1755. 











jaJll!l!nM9. Joseph, son of Robert Bancroft^ threadmaker^ Manchester. 
i9l Brichard^ son of John Lomax^ innkeeper^ Manchester. 
X9- Thomas, son of Thomas Antwissel, tradesman, Manchester. 

Of the family of Entwiale, long oonneoted as merchanto with the town of Man- 

19- John, son of Edward Holm, shopkeeper, Manchester. 
Thomas, son of John Bradshaw, farmer, Manchester. 
Henry, son of Thomas Jackson, schoolmaster, Manchester. 

This may be one of the ushers of the school, whose name has been immortaliied 
through Mr. Edward Chesshjre's grammar school song. 

William, son of William Barnes, brasier, Manchester. 
Thomas, son of the late Thomas Heap, shopkeeper, Manchester. 
Chadwick, son of the late Thomas Fletcher, supervisor, Salford. 
John, son of the late John Rylance, chandler, Manchester. 
Richard, son of the late John Tyndale, rector of Charfield, Glou- 

A direct descendant of the fiunily of William Tyndale, the translator of the Holy 
Bible^ and martyr. He was of Brasenose college, Oxford: — B.A. March loth 
1753 ; M.A. July and 1756 ; and became rector of Charfield (of which his fiither 
was patron), dying 14th January 1790. His fieither died ist March 1746. 

Aprii^^ i. William, son of Robert Higginson, ironmonger and grocer, Man- 
r Richard, son of the late Richard Mill ward, prebendary of Chester 
and Litchfield. 

Exhibitioner of the school to S. John's college, Cambridge, where he took t-he 
degree of LL.B. 1755. [He was presented by the warden and fellows to the 
liTing of Newton Heath 5th May 1764, and was elected by the chapter chaplain 
of the Collegiate church NoTember 17th 1773 in the place of the Ber. Jameo 
Bayley, elected fellow. £.] He died April 15th 1789 aged 58. A small tablet 
near the choir records that " he was an honest and good man." The £iither, who 
was yicar of Eocleshall, Staffordshire, and rector of Wybunbuxy, Cheshire, died 
in 1744 [and is said to hare been distantly oonneoted with warden Heyriok, 
whose nephew married the granddaughter of Sir Thomas Millward knt., justioe 
of Chester 14 Car. I. 22.] 

i. William, son of William White, tradesman, Manchester.* 

* After this name a double line is drawn across the page in the B^gittet^ and ** Ch" 
Lawson Esquire" wcritten aboye it. Charles Lawsou was appointed second master in 
July i749> being at that time scholar of Corpus Christi ooU^, Oxford. He did not 
take his B.A. degree till 21st March in the following year. 



N the year 1749 the Bev. Henry Brooke reeigned the high master- 
_ ship of the school, and was succeeded by the Eev. William Pumell 
^previously the second master for the space of twenty-six years), who 
held the office until his death on the i6tn April 1764. 

Mr. Pumell is mentioned in Byrom's Bemains (vol. ii. pt. ii. pp. 502.3) 
in a letter from Bobert Tlgrer to John Byrom, when announcing the 
appointment of Charles Lawson as second master, in these words : '' I 
believe Pumel and he will set very heartily about retrieving the credit 
of the school, which Dr. Bandolph (the president of Corpus Christi col- 
lege, and the patron) has very strongly recommended to them both. 
There was a meeting of the feoffees on Tuesday, when the salaries of 
the masters were fixed as before, vnth promises of advance upon good 

Bemembering Mr. Brooke's neglect of the school, it is fair to suppose 
that what distinction its scholars attained to during the period of his 
presiding over it, was mainly attributable to the care bestowed by the 
second master. And, indeed, during the years in which Mr. PumeU 
was connected with the school in the two capacities of second and high 
master, many good scholars and men of note were nurtured there. 

Mr. Pumell had a little controversy with John Byrom on the sub- 
ject of theatricals. The high master had encouraged and prepared his 
senior scholars to perform a play at the Manchester theatre; and 
Byrom, disapproving of the same, had written (anonymously) an epi> 
logue, strongly worded in its censure, and sent it to Mr. Pumell. 
There is (see Remavna, vol. ii. pt. ii. pp. 616-17) ^ letter from the latter, 
the tone of which shows him to have felt hurt at the insinuations 
thrown out, that he was acting improperly, and encouraging his scho- 
lars in what might lead to vice ; and ne desires Byrom " not to send 
his sentiments in a disguised manner." "My notions," he says, "of 
the stage are different from yours. I think it may be made use of for 
good ends and purposes, and to promote virtue and religion as well as 
the pulpit. There are some vices more fit for the stage than the pulpit. 
I have latelv received some sermons from a friend, a doctor in divinity, 
and some puiys published by* another friend, a doctor in divinity ; and 
there is more sense, more learning and more religion in the plays than 
in the sermons. If I thought the play would taint the minds of any of 
my youths, I would never have engaged in it. I am sure the youths 
are much benefited by the play, and I have used all possible care to 
prevent any of the ill consequences you are apprehensive of As to 
virtue and religion, I have as great a regard for them as yourself; but 
as to reputation, I am entirely indifferent about it. You may publish 
the epilogue when you please." 

Dr. Thomas Patten (for whom see Introduction) says in a letter of 
subsequent date to John Byrom : " I left you engaged in a sort of con- 



troversy with my well-meaning old master, which I hope terminated 
amicably after a few letters pro and con upon the subject of theatrical 

The play was announced in the following handbill, a copy of which 
was found among the papers of Dr. Smith, the late high master : 


Theatre in Manchebtbb, 


Tuesday the 9™ of December, 1759, 

will be performed by the 



Free Guammab School 
THE Tragedy of 
CatOt \ / Arden, jun.(i} 

Lw!iu9, f , I Heap.(2) 

Semproniuti i ^ J Adey.(3) 
Juba^ J \ Trayis.(4) 


SypheuCy \ / Edwards. (5) 
Portiua^ ( a ) -^i^en, sen. (6) 
Mareua, I '^ ) Arnald.(7) 
Deeiuty J ' Cloiigh.(8) 

Zucia^ J •''(F. Bower. (10) 
The Doors will be opened at four o'clock, and the Flay 

begin exactly at six. 
No persons will be allowed to go behind the Scenes, 

or stand upon the Stage. 
None to be admitted without Tickets, which are to be 

had at Messrs. Newton's* and Harrop's, or at the 

Door of the Theatre. 

Manchester, Printed by Joseph Hairop, opposite the Exchange. 

No serious injury, either to the studies or characters of the scholars 
who took part in the performance, would appear to have been the 
result, as the following notice of their subsequent distinction proves : 

(i) R. P. Arden, baron Alvanley. Lord chief justice of the Common pleas. 

(2) Bey. James Heap M. A. Vice-principal of Brasenose college, Oxford. 

(3) . 

(4) Bey. George Trayis M.A. Archdeacon of Bichmoud. 

(Joseph Edwards M.A. Brasenose college, Oxford. 
John Edwards B.A. Hertford oollege,*Oxford. 

(6) John Arden esq. of Harden hall. Feoffee of the school and of Ghetham'i 

hospital; high sheriff of Cheshire 1790. 

(7) William Arnald D.D. Senior wrangler 1766, and subprssoeptor to the 

Prince of Wales, afterwards Gheorge lY. 


(9) George Buckley Bower M.A. Fellow of Brasenose college, Oxford, and 

archdeacon of Richmond. 

(10) Foster Bower esq. Recorder of Chester. 

William Pumell died at the a^e of 63, and is buried in the CoUegiate 
church. He left the residue of his personaltj for charitable purposes, 
having particular regard to the innrmary in Manchester and to the 



endowment of the charity school at Newton in that parish, of which he 
had been incumbent. The school received 200Z., and the interest was 
applied to the gratuitous instruction of fifteen poor children living 
within the chapdry. (See History of Manchester Mmndations, vol. iii. 
p. Ill; and Byrom*s Bemains, vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 502, note.) 

[He was the brother of John Pumell D.D., warden of New college, 
Oxford, 1740-64, and vice-chancellor in 1747. -B.] 

James, son of James Houghton, apothecary in Prescot^ Lancashire. June 30. 

Millington^ son of George Massey^ gent, of Dunham^ Cheshire. October ». 

ExhibitioDer of the school in 1756 to S. John's college, Cambridge, where he gradu- 
ated A.B. 1759, being the senior wrangler of that year, and having as companions 
in honours three schoolfellows, yiz. Henry Bates fourth wrangler, Richard 
Clowes* fifteenth wrangler, and John Dauntesej ninth junior opt. — a year of 
high distinction for the school. 

Millington Massey was elected fellow of S. John's, and proceeded A.M. 1763, 
B.D. 1770. He was thirty- three years rector of Warminster and Kingston Devereli, 
Wilts, and chaplain to viscount Weymouth. Under the will of Joseph Jackson 
of Rostheme esq., he succeeded to the manor of Baggiley, Cheshire, and assumed 
the name of Jackson. He died December 26th 1807, aged 70, and is buried at 
Warminster. A brief notice of him in the JEcclenagtical Annual MegtMter of 1808 
speaks as follows : *' As a clergyman, he was pious, conscientious, and exemplary ; 
though dignified, he was agreeable, cheerful, and unassuming; hospitable, benero- 
lent, and liberal." (See Hoare's ModemWiUshire^ vol. iii. p. 1 8 ; and ChwUematCs 
Magaxtne^ vol. Ixvii. p. 534.) 

John^ son of John Greener^ taylor^ Salford^ Lancashire. j J^^7. 

Thomas, sou of the late Henry Hickley^ innkeeper^ Salford^ Lan- 17. 


Peter, son of Thomas Slater, dyer, Manchester. "7. 

John, son of James Burrows, taylor, Manchester. 't- 

John, son of Thomas Lees, mercer, Manchester. 17- 

John, son of John Mee, farmer, Peudleton, Lancashire. 17- 

Daniel, son of Daniel Walker, warper, Manchester. 17. 

Adam, sou of Adam Baguley, Broughton, Lancashire. »• 

* The name of this Richard Clowes does not appear in the register, but he is said 
to have been educated at the school. It may be so, for there are other instances of 
gentlemen, known to have been scholars of Manchester school, whose names are not 
recorded there. 

This Richard Clowes would be the son of Joseph Clowes esq., barrister, and brother 


jan^^M. William, son of the Rev. John Harrison, Mottram. 

Exhibitioner of the sohool in 1756-57. Probably of Oatberine ball, Cambridge. 
A.B. 1760. The father was vicar of Mottram from 1748 to 1762. 

17. William, son of Love-Parry, gent. Pullhely in Caernarvonshire, 

William, the sixth son of LoTe-Parry esq. of Wernfawr and Cefnllarfair 00. Caer- 
narvon and his wife Rachel fourth daughter and co-heiress of Yinoent Corbet esq. 
of Tynsymaengwyn co. Merioneth (of the family of Corbet of Moreton Corbet 00. 
Salop), was bom at Wernfawr and baptised at Llanbedrog 23rd April 1733. He 
was of Jesus college, Oxford, B.A. 26th June 1754, and took holy orders and 
died unmarried. His brother John was attorney-general for North Wales, and 
his nephew Thomas Jones esq. married his cousin Margaret Parry, co-heiress 
with her sister Sidney (who married Gwilym Lloyd Wardle esq. of Hartsheath 
CO. Flint, and was father of colonel Wardle, who impeached the duke of York 
when commander-in-chief), and then assumed the name of Parry. 

Thomas Jones Parry was father of sir Lore P. Jones Pany M.P., M.A., K.G.H., 
and lieutenant-general, whose eldest son captain T. Love D. Jones Parry is the 
present possessor of Madryn castle, near Pwllheli, where is a portrait of William 
Parry the scholar aboTC referred to. 

^^• John, son of the Rev. John Griffith, PuUhelv in Caernarvonshire, 
Feb. It. Peter, son of Peter Atkinson, gent., Beverley, Yorkshire. 

[Peter Atkinson jun. was the son of an attomey-at-law at Bererley, who purchased the 
adTowson of the rectory of HoUym in Holderness of the corporation of Beverley, 
the solo of which in the middle of the last century was the subject of much curi- 
ous litigation. This son went from Manchester school to Brasenose college, Oxon. 
B.A. October 22nd 1754 ; instituted to the rectory of HoUym on his fiither*s pre- 
sentation 2 1st March 1763, and dying in 1780 was succeeded in the living by the 
Key. Robert Barker M.A., who had married his daughter. Their learned son, 
Edmund Heuiy Barker esq. of Thetford, fellow of Trinity college, Cambridge, 
was the editor of Stephens' ThesaurttSy The ClasnaU Journal, &c., and the friend 
and biographer of Dr. Samuel Parr. S."] 

of John Clowes (fellow of Trinity college, Cambridge, and eighth wrangler in 1766 ; 
A.M. 1769), who was the first rector of S. John's church, Manchester, and weU known 
as holding some of the opinions of Swedenborg. Bichard Clowes, A.M. 1762, and 
fellow of Trinity college, Cambridge, was elected fellow of the Collegiate church, 
Manchester, in May 1765, and died of a malignant fever on 29th June following, at 
the early age of 29. 

[Richsrd Clowes was educated by the Rev, John Clayton at his school in Salford, 
and Miss Atherton is of opinion that if ever he was at the grammar school, it was 
when a little boy. i?.] 



Bartholomew^ son of Bartholomew Booths schoolmaster, Mellor, MtS£^*%. 



Harrold^ son of William Robinson, innkeeper, Manchester, Lan- March 16. 

Robert, son of 7^ late Robert Booth, gent., Beacom, Chesshire. xpni }o. 
Robert, son of y* late Joseph Andrews, tradesman, Bolton, Lanca- juiy 1. 

Richard, son of the late John Nabb, linen draper, Hallifax, York- July 1. 


Eihibitioner in the yean i753-5> but his name does not ooour among the gradoatef 
of Oxford or Cambridge. In Watson's JERHary of Halifax, p. 495, is the fol- 
lowing passage, which maj possibly refer to this scholar or some member of his 

&mil7 : "Nabb wrote a poem in 4to called 'Callista; or the injured Beanty, 

a poem founded on fiict.' London, 1759. ^^ ^ anonymous, and only said to be 
written by a deigyman ; but the author, who resided some time at Halifax, be- 
ing dead, I haye ventured to give the public as much as I knew of his name." 

Henry, son of Wm. Manyfold, farmer. Over Cotton, Staffordshire. ». 

Went to S. John's college, Cambridge, with a school exhibition in 1753. He was 
third wrangler in 1757 ; A.B. 1757 ; A.M. 1775. 

Samuel, son of the late Jeremiah Ryley, merchant, Liverpool, xy. 

Robert, son of the Rev. Robert Harding, Pottersbury, Northamp- August 13. 


Held a school exhibition from 1753-6, but his name does not appear among the 
graduates of Oxford or Cambridge. 

John, son of Oeorge Lloyd, Esq., Alcrington, near Manchester, January 10. 

The only son of Qeoige Lloyd esq. F.B.8. (by his first wife Eleanor, daughter of 
Heniy Wright esq. of Offerton), who was M.B. of Queen's college, Cambridge, 
1731, and who resided sucoessiyely at Manchester, Alkrington hall (the property 
of the Lever fiunily), and Hulme hall, which he bought ; then at York ; and 
lastly at Barrowby, near Leeds, where he died December 4th 1783, and was 
buried at Swillington. 

John Lloyd was gentleman commoner of Corpus Christi college, Oxford, where he 
took the degree of B.A. May aist 1756. He was F.B.S., and resided at Mel- 
combe house in the parish of Snitterfield in the county of Warwick. He 
married Anne, only child and heiress of James Hibbins esq. M.D. of London, 
and died 8th June i777« aged 42. She lived to the age of 80, dying 7th April 
1823, and is buried at Snitterfield church in the same vault with her husband ; 


and their eldest son George, who was bom 7th March 1768, was high sheriiF of 
Warwickshire in 1S06, and died nth July 1831, aged 63; and Anne Eleanor 
their daughter, who died at the early age of 25 years in 1795. 
Melcombe house was purchased some years ago by Mark Philips esq., formerly 
M.P. for Manchester, who now resides at Snitterfield. 

January 15. WUliam, soii of Johu Owcii, Esq., Ceidio, Caeruarvonshire, Wales. 

Probably B.A. of Brasenose college, Oxford, October 13th 1758, and M.A. June 
4th 1 76 1. He was for many years perpetual curate of Ceidio, residing at Bron- 
hanlog in that parish, and built the present house. He died 26th April 1803, 
and is buried at Ceidio. 

13. James, son of Heazay Chandler, fustian cutter, Manchester, Lane. 

X]. Richard, son of Edward West, joiner, Manchester, Lancashire. 

23. Thomas, son of John Howarth, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 

%i. James, son of Thomas Gardner, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

One James Gardner was constable of Manchester in 1778. 

23. Thomas, son of Thomas Leigh, tobacconist, Manchester, Lane. 

%i. Edward, son of the late James Berwick, gent., Manchester, Lane. 

*3. Samuel, son of Samuel Walley, clockmaker, Manchester, Lane, 

aj. Joseph and Robert, sons of Robert Birch, dyer, Manchester, Lane. 

£)• Daniel, son of William Robinson, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 

23- Joseph, son of John Bell, brushmaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

^3- Richard, son of James Evans, glazier, Manchester, Lancashire. 

A3- John, son of Thomas Smith, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 

%i. Thomas, son of Charles Heatley, barber, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Febry. 14. Robert, son of John Bromley, lawyer, Wigan, Lancashire. 

M. Peter, son of Thomas Massey, linen draper, Chester. 

Of Brasenose college, Oxford; B.A. May 19th 1763. The father was grandson of 
Boger Massey (second son of Roger Masste of Coddington), who changed the 
spelling of his name on founding a new family, and brother of the B>ey. William 
Massey, who was rector of Ditchingham in Norfolk, and who had a son at the 
school in 1782. Peter Massey probably died early, as he is not named in the 
pedigree given in Ormerod's Cheshire^ toI. iii. p. 188. 

%5. William, son of Thomas Bancroft, smallware man, Manchester. 

March i6. Ju9 Bradshaw, son of Jn<> Bradshaw, porter at the Quay, Manchester. 
April 10. William Starkie, son of William Starkie, tradesman, Manchester. 

Of the family of Starkie of Huntroyd. A surgeon of Manchester, who married Mar- 
garet, fifth daughter of Edward Downes of Shrigley, in the county of Lancaster, 
esq. His son William was educated at the school. (See Regitier, anno 1783. 


Patrick Barton^ son of Thomas Barton, tradesman^ Wigan. April 16. 

Robert Thyer, son of Robert Thyer, librarian, Manchester. June ij. 

The father was HbrariaD of Chetham*8 hospital, editor of Butler^a SenudnSy a friend 
of John Bjrom, and educated at the schooL The son died young before his 

[Robert Thjcr jun. was born ist NoTomber, and baptised at the Collegiate church, 
Manchester, December loth 1743. He was the fifth in lineal descent of that 
name, his ancestor Robert Thyer having been a surgeon in Manchester in the 
early part of the scTenteenth century. It is probable that all the heads of his 
family, like his father and himself, received their education at the grammar 
school, as they received their baptism at the Collegiate church. 

Robert Tliyer " the librarian,** as be is still called, was baptised on February aoth 
1708-9, being the son of Robert Thyer a silk^weaver, by his wife Elizabeth Brabant 
of Manchester. He went from the grammar school, having obtained an exhi- 
bition in 1727, to Brasenose college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. October 
1 2th 1730. In 1732 he was elected to the honourable office of head librarian 
of the Chetham library, and continued to discharge its duties until the 3rd of 
October 1763, when he resigned a place which had many attractions for a retired 
scholar, and had thirty guineas voted by the feo£fees, in consideration of his long 
and valuable Verrices. His sympathies were with the mystical writers and 
Jacobite clergy of the Collegiate church, although he was a regular and devout 
member of the English communion. 

He married at S. Anne's church, Manchester, December 9th 1741, Silence, daughter 
of John WagstafiiB of Olossop in the county of Derby, and of Manchester, gent., 
and of his wife Silence, daughter of the Rev. Charles Beswioke M.A., rector of 
Radoli£fe. His wife was baptised at the Collegiate church December 26th 17 14, 
and had first married at Stretford, December 31st 1730, John Leigh of Middle 
Hulton in Dean esq., sun of the Rev. Peter Leigh M. A. of the West ball in High 
Leigh, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of the Hon. Thomas Egerton of Tatton park 
(third son of the second earl of Bridgewater). By Mr. John Leigh she was 
the mother of three sons and three daughter?, all of whom died young, except 
Elizabeth Leigh, bom 3rd November 1736, and who became ist September 1761 
the wife of Mr. G^rge Killer of Derby, and whose descendants still survive. 22.] 
In the announcement of the marriage in Harrop's Mercury^ she was alluded to, 
as was often the custom in those days, "as an agreeable young lady with a 
handsome fortune.*' Mr. G^eorge Killer was a hatter, and in partnership with 
Mr. John Parker Mosley, who was created a baronet in 1784 (see p. 25). His 
sons. Robert Wagstafie Killer and John Egerton Killer, both very distinguished 
surgeons, were educated at the school (see Heguter^ anno 1774 and 1775). 
[Mr. Leigh, dying on the 17th December 1738, was buried in the Collegiate 
church, and his relict afterwards marrying Mr. Thyer had further issue by him. 
Their four sons and two daughters did not survive to maturity. 

In 1749 Dr. Thomas Newton, afterwards bishop of Bristol, was assisted by Mr. 


Thyer, Dr. Warburton, Dr. Jortin and others, in the yarioiis critical and elucida* 
tory notes to his elaborate edition of Milton's ParadUe Lost, in two volumes 
4to. £.] 

Thyer probably contemplated the publication of Milton's Works at some future 
day; and, when applied to for assistance by bishop Newton who accidentally 
heard, whilst engaged in preparing his own edition, that Thyer had studied and 
annotated the Paradise Lost, sent the bishop his own interleaved copy, in which 
his remarks were written ; but through the carelessness of the carrier the book 
was lost by the way. Thyer made up for his loss as well as he could by rewriting 
what he could remember, and sending the same to bishop Newton by post, daily, 
for several weeks together. " Mr. Thyer, the librarian at Manchester," says the 
bishop in the prefiuse to the work referred to (see seventh edit. 1770, p. iv.), 
" I have not the pleasure of knowing personally, but he must be a man of great 
learning, and as great humanity." Thyer's notes indicate an accomplished Italian 
scholar as their author. 

[Thyer published in 1759, in two volumes 8vo, The Genuine Semains in Verse and 
Prose of Samuel Butler, with Notes j and the number of his subscribers, including 
all the principal families in Manchester, and throughout the two counties of 
Lancaster and Chester/ amounted to upwards of eleven hundred. Dr. Johnson's 
high and well-merited praise of Thyer's erudition and editorial labours amp^ 
compensates for the arrogant and depreciatory remarks of bishop Warburton on 
the samo subject. Thyer^s intention of publishing a new annotated edition of 
Sudibras was not executed, probably owing to his bad health. 

In 1759 the will- of Humphrey Chetham esq. and the charter regulating his 
charities were published under the direction of Mr. Thyer, who also, whilst 
librarian of the college, prepared a catalogue of the library, which is alluded to 
in the Latin preface of Radcliffe*s BibUotheea Chethamensis, vol. i. p. x. 

Thyer was also a poet ; and several of his small effusions and a few of his familiar 
letters are preserved in the Lancashire M88, A specimen of his verse, which 
no incompetent judge pronounced to indicate '* the hand of a master," is printed 
in Byrom's Bemains (voL i. part ii. p. 51 1, note) ; and his letters to Dr. Byrom, 
with whose estimable and talented family he long maintained a cordial friend- 
ship, prove that he was an amiable, sensible and upright man. He also main- 
tained through life a warm and sincere friendship with the Egertons of Tatton 
park, where he seems to have spent pleasantly a part of every year ; and there is 
some reason to suppose that he had been in early life tutor to Dr. John Egerton 
(eldest son of Dr. Henry Egerton, fifth son of the third earl of Bridgewater), 
rector of Boss in Herefordshire, and afterwards successively bishop of Bangor, 
Lichfield and Durham. He derived considerable pecuniary benefit under the 
will of Samuel Egerton esq., M.P., whose death preceded his own by nearly two 
years. It is expressly stated that Richard Pepper Arden, aftervrards lord Al- 
vanley, "was educated at Mr. Lawson's school, in Manchester, and under the 
immediate tuition of the learned and loyal Mr. Thyer," from which it may be in- 


ferred that Thyer had been one of the masters of the grammar school. — Q-ewtU- 
man*» Magaxine^ Yol. Ixziv. part L p. 384. 

He bequeathed by will hia fine portrait of himself, by Romney, of which an engraying 
by Worthington hangs on the wall of the old grammar school, to Samuel Egerton 
esq., M.P., and which was presented by the late lord Egerton of Tatton to the 
Chetham library. *' The stupid face of the drudging antiquary Thier," is unjustly 
and incorrectly so described in 6urton*s Booh Hunter^ p. 295, and as haying been 
engrared along with the portrait of Butler, " in order, perhaps, that all men might 
see how incapable he was of fabricating the pieces to which it is prefixed." Some 
of Mr. Thyer's books are also in the same library. He died without surriTing 
issue on the 27th October 17S1, aged 72 years, and was buried with his ancestors 
behind the altar in the choir of the Collegiate church. There are some Latin Terses 
on his death in the QentlemafCs Magazine for December 178 1, signed ** J. H., 
Fennel street " (Manchester), but the writer is unknown. 

His niece Mary, daughter of Mr. John Thyer, surgeon, married in 1775 Edward 
Wheelhouse of Clapham in Surrey esq., and dying 27th April 1826, aged 76, 
was buried at Ardwiok chapel, Manchester. J2.] 

John Thyer was educated at the school, and a regular attendant at the anniyersary 
festivals from their commencement in 1781 to 1794, in which latter year he was 
steward with Mr. John Sedgwick. 

[Thyer was a good librarian, a man of scholarlike acquirements, pleasing manners, 
and high church principles, and as such was acceptable to Johnson ; but it may 
be questioned whether the future biographer of the EngUth Poets ever critically 
examined the collected Remaine^ and whether, after all, Warburton's estimate of 
Thyer as an editor does not approach nearest «the truth. The mistakes and 
shortcomings in the publication of the Remaina it must be admitted are neither 
few nor trivial, such as no careful editor nor one thoroughly conversant in the 
literature and history of Butler's period could possibly have been guilty of. His 
editorial lapses might however be excused, if he had only supplied the means of 
producing a better edition by lodging, as he had the means of doing, the original 
MSS. in the library of which he was the keeper. More than forty years ago I 
examined Butler's MSS., which were then in the possession of Messrs. Baldwyns 
the publishers, and it was evident, on comparing them with the printed Remains; 
that in the interval many of the papers which were in Thyer's hands had disap- 
peared ; nor did the comparison with the printed volumes bear out his assertion 
that "he had fidthfuUy discharged the office of an editor," while it was also per- 
fectly clear that some of Butler*s finest thoughts and axioms had been omitted in 
Thyer's publication. I may here mention that at the sale a short time ago of the 
books of one of the descendants of John Clarke of Walgherton, Cheshire, who 
handed ovet the MSS. to Thyer, amongst other volumes which had belonged to 
William Longueville, the admirable friend of Butler, and of whom Roger North 
has given so charming a portrait, was an early folio edition of Coke upon Lit- 
tleton, with an immense mass of MS. notes, partly in the handwriting of 


Longuerille and partij in that of Butler, UluBtrating Coke's text by quotations 
in verse and prose from writers of all descriptions, and which most interesting 
Yolume is now in my possession. With respect to Mr. Burton's remark on 
Thyei^s physiognomy quoted by Canon Raines, would it not apply still more 
strongly to the great author of Sudibr<u himself P In aU the series of English 
poets is there any face so heavy, sluggish and unpromising ? C] 

juiy'^^'ij. William Whalley, son of Giles Whalley, guager of Ashton-in- 

Mackerfield, Lancashire. 

Exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, in 1757, and Hulme's ex- 
hibitioner in 1760. He took the degree of B.A. December 17th 1759, and M.A. 
June loth 17 62, He was appointed head master of Kington grammar school in 
Herefordshire in 1766, and held the office until 1792, when he was presented by 
the earl of Oxford to the rectory of Fresteign in the same county. At the latter 
place he died March 27th 1795, aged 63. There is a mural monument in the 
chancel which states him to have held also the vicarage of Leintwardine in the 
same county. Both benefices are in the patronage of the earl of Oxford, and 
were frequently conferred on the same person. 

19. Samuel^ son of Samuel Hall, hatter, Manchester. 

*9. William, son of Samuel Hall, hatter, Manchester. 

19- Edward Stol, son of the late Robert Stol, chapman, Manchester. 
s«pt io. Isaac Hazlehurst, son of Isaac Hazlehurst, pumpmaker, Man- 

so- John Walmsley, son df Bichard Walmsley, tradesman, Man- 

P Partner in the firm of Walmsley, Hulme and Bexford. (See notice of Dauntesey 
Hulme, p* 51.) The father was constable of Manchester in 1746. 

October ia. Bichard Timberlake and Hurst his brother, sons of the late 

Emanuel Timberlake, gent., Kingston in Jamaica. 
If. Bichard, son of Benjamin Irlam, gent.. Cross Street, Cheshire. 
M. Thomas, son of the late Joseph Percival, merchant, Warrington. 

Thomas Percival (bom 19th September 1740), M.D., F.B.S« and F.S.A., much 
beloved for his benevolent character, a physician of high reputation, and a 
philosophical writer of great distinction. He was the first joint president of 
the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society with Mr. James Massey in 

Manchester school cannot claim a large share of his early education, for on account 
of delicate health he was shortly removed to the grammar school of Warrington, 
where, and abo under the private instruction of "Mr, John Seddon, the minister 
of a congregation of Protestant dissenters in that town, he derived his early clas- 
sical instruction. Probably to the influence of the teacher above named may be 



attributed the seoession of the fiimily, himBelf included, from the communion of 
the Ohurch to the ranks of dissent. 
Haying taken this step he abandoned the intention of reeidence in Oxford, and pro- 
ceeded to the uniyersity of Edinburgh in 1761, where he took the degree of M.D. 
From 1767 to his death, August 30th 1804, at the age of 63, he resided in Man- 
chester, taking an actiye part in many of the public institutions of the town. 
He was buried at Warrington, and on the south wall of the chancel of the parish 
ohurch is a monument, haying the following Latin inscription written by Dr. 

Samuel Parr : 

Thojle • Fesciyal 

Seriptori • ciyus • opera • permulta ■ et • perpolita 

Probitate • ipsius • et • moribus 

Ad • omnem • memoriam • oommendata • sunt 

Medico • rectissimis • studiis 

MagnAque • prudentiA • et • exercitatione • prsdito 

Libertatis • sine • ullis • yerborum • pnestigiis 

Aut • lubricA • et • priecipiti • remm • noyarum • cupiditate 

Acerrimo • yindioi 

Morborum • sollerter • atque • humane • ourandorum 

Et • yitae • sapienter • honesteque • instituendss 

Doctissimo • ac • sanctissimo • pneceptori 

Qui • yixit • annos ■ LZiij • menses • zi • diem ■ i. 

Decessit • tertio ■ kalend • Septembr. 

Anno • Sacro • ic • Dcco • if. 

EuzABBTHA • Pebciyal • oonjux • ejaa - pientissima 

Et • noYcm • liberi • superstites 

Patris • de - se - optime • meriti 

H • M • F • CO. 

Dr. Parr wrote also the inscription on the tablet which is said in his life by Dr. 

John Johnstone to be *< at Manchester," and is as follows : 


Qui • non • solum • ad • Societatem • Mancuniensem 


Consilio • hortatu • auctoritate 


Sed • coDstitutam 

Animo • erudito 

Scriptis • elegantissimis 

Singulari • morum • comitate 

Multum • et • diu • omayit 

Sodales • ejus • superstites 

Hanc • marmoream • tabellam 

D- 8- I 
P- CO. 


If one may yenture to criticixe Dr. Pair's Latinity, it shotild be " Societati ooBsti- 
tuendie," not " ad constitaendam," ** incubnit." 

There b an interestiDg sketch of his life, with a list of his numeroiu works, in 
Raines's Lancathire^ vol. iii. pp. 687-693 ; but the fullest memoir of him is that 
prefixed, with his oorrespondenoe, to his WorJu lAUrary^ Moral and PhUotopUoal^ 
in two Yolumes, Rath i 807, 8to. See also Ghentleman^i Magagme^ 1804, pp. 
886-7, 1^07-9, 1 162-4, for anr interesting notice of him by Dr. W. Kagee, after- 
wards archbishop of Dublin. [Amongst his pupiU and amanuenses was Edward 
Holme M.D., who was president of the Chetham Society from its formation to his 
death, and whose name will be long remembered in Manchester. C] 

January 16. Bobcrt^ SOD of Hcury Hindley, mercer, Manchester. 

RoroughrecTO of Salford in 1795. 

>6. John, son of Charles Lord, dyer, Manchester. 

Among the old scholars present at the anniyersary dinner held October 7th 1801 
appears the name of John Lord M.D. 

16. John, son of Thomas Harper, baker, Manchester. 

16. John, son of Henry Lund, joyner, ^f anchester. 

16. Benjamin, son of Robert Bancroft, threadman, Manchester. 

16. Henry, son of Richard Ainsworth, farmer, Gorton. 

16. William, son of the late John Garnet, sadler, Manchester. 

16. Robert, sou of Nathaniel Clough, skinner, Manchester. 

16. David, sou of Caleb Sutton, tradesman, Manchester. 

17. Robert, son of Robert Dearden, joyner, Eccles. 

Feb. 15. Henry, son of the late Richard Ardeme, gent., Rushton, Cheshire. 

? Of Rrasenose college, Oxford; R.A. June 23rd 1757; M.A. March 23rd 1762. 

15. Francis, son of Thomas Smith, maltman, Salford. 
March « &. Johu, SOU of the latc John Holmes, wine cooper, London. 
May 5. Thomas, son of John Baker, stockener, Manchester. 
June 14. William, son of the Rev. Mr. Joshua Stopford, minister at Shaw, 

near Oldham. 

Exhibitioner of the school to Rrasenose college, Oxford, in 1756 ; R.A. Jane 19th 

He was for many years second master of Louth grammar school, in Lincolnshire, 

under the headship of the Rev. John Emeris and the Rev. Dr. Orme, and hald 

also the rectory of Wjham, near Louth. He died in 181 8, and is buried at 

Rrantingham, near Rrough, in Yorkshire, of which parish his son Joshua was 

Ticar. For another son, see BegUter, anno 1787, January i ith. 



John Ardeme and Richard Pepper Arderne^ sons of John Ar- jimJ^***©. 
derne esq., of Stockport, Cheshire. 

John Arden of Harden and Utkinton halb, Cheshire, and of Pepper hall, York- 
shire, horn Jnlj 19th 1742 ; the elder hrother of lord Alyanley ; a feoffee of the 
school in 17 81, and of Ohetham's hospital. — He was a frequent attendant at the 
annirersary meetings of the old scholars, and steward in 1789, haying Mr. 
Thomas Starkie as his colleague. He serred the office of high sheriff of Cheshire 
in 1790 ; and died unmarried at Pepper hall, near Northallerton, July 1823. 

In Ormerod's ChetMre, toI. iii. p. 399, and abo in Aikin's Manehetter, there is an 
engraving of Harden hall, a fine specimen of the domestic arohiteoture of the 
sixteenth century. 

Richard Pepper Arden, lord Alyanley. — One of the most distinguished names 
connected with Manchester school is that of the first lord Alyanley. From 
the school, where he spent many years, and carried thence a large stock of 
elementary classical knowledge, he went to Trinity college, Cambridge, in 1763, 
and soon distinguished himself by his public exercises, gaining the prise for 
the best declamation in the chapel. He commenced A.B. in 1766, being 
twelfth wrangler in a year conspicuously eminent for young men of abilities, 
in which his own college shone aboye the rest, and in which, be it abo re- 
corded, Manchester school furnished the tenior wrangler (William A maid, 
afterwards D.D.) He took the degree of AM. in 1769, and his merits were 
soon rewarded by his election to a fellowship at Trinity college. After 
finishing his studies at the Middle Temple, he resided at Lincoln's Inn, liying 
on the same staircase, and on terms of intimacy, with Mr. Pitt, the future prime 
minister of England. He practised as a barrister at the Court of Chancery, 
and soon rose high in public estimation as a lawyer. He was elected M.P. for 
Newton in 1782, — his friend Mr. Pitt, his junior in age by fourteen years, haying 
entered the House of Commons in the year preceding, — and sat subsequently 
for the boroughs of Aldborough, Hastings and Bath ; representing the latter 
city from the year 1794 until his eleyation to the House of Lords in 1801. We 
first find him taking office as solicitor general in 1783, when Mr. Pitt became 
prime minister at the early age of twenty-fiye ; and in the year following he 
became the attorney general, and chief justice of Chester. When, in 1788, lord 
Kenyon was promoted to preside at the Court of King's Bench, Mr. Pitt ap- 
pointed Mr. Arden to snooeed him as master of the rolls, and he was knighted at 
Whitehall on i8th June in the same year, and filled the office with great credit 
to himself, till Mr. Pitt's resignation in 1801. On the formation of the new 
ministry under Mr. Addington, afterwards lord Sidmouth, Sir B. P. Arden 
succeeded lord Eldon, who then became lord chancellor, as chief justice of the 
Common Pleas, and at the same time was raised to the peerage, taking his 
title from his brother's estate, and was created baron of Alyanley in Che- 
shire^ 22nd May 1 80 1. He was also made a priyy councillor. In the Court 
of Common Pleas his judgments were such as to exalt the general esteem in 


which he had preYiouBly been held for his talents and learning aa a lawyer. 
He proTed himself more than equal to the duties of the seyeral offices which 
he filled, and to the ezpectationa which the public had formed respecting him. 
In the House of Commons he was rather distinguished for speaking with spirit, 
ever ready wit, and intelligence, than with commanding dignity or great ora- 
torical powers. 

He married Anne Dorothea,- di|pghter of Richard Wilbraham esq. of Rode, Che- 
shire, and Latham, Lancashire, M.F. ; and died March 19th 1804, aged 59. He 
left two sons, who in turn succeeded to the title : the elder dying unmarried in 
1849, and the younger without issue in 185-. The title is now extinct. He 
is buried in the Rolls chapel, in a yault at the right side of the altar ; but there 
is no monument to him there. 

The following satirical epigram, which is attributed to his pen, is worth recording 
here. Dr. Samuel Ogden — who is now best known as one of the best writers of 
sermons in the last century, and who was the only son of Mr. Thomas Ogden a 
dyer, of Manchester, and had been educated at the grammar school (see notices 
of scholars prior to 1730 in introduction), afterwards Woodwardian professor of 
geology, Cambridge, and an Arabic scholar, but from his uncouth appearance 
and repulsive manners probably no general fayourite, more especially with the 
junior members of the university — had written three copies of yerses on the 
accession of George III. ; the first in Latin, the second in English, and the 
third in Arabic. The epigram appeared in the Cambridge Ver§es of 1763. 

" When Ogden his prosaic verse 
In Latin numbers drest. 
The Roman language proved too weak 
To stand the critic's test. 

In English verse he ventured next 

With rhyme for his defence ; 
But ah ! rhyme only would not do, 

They still expected sente. 

Enraged the Doctor swore he'd place 

On critics no reliance ; 
Involved his thoughts in Arabic, 

And bid them all defiance." 

Lord Alvanley ever entertained a warm attachment to the school where his early 
education was derived. He frequently attended the anniversary gatherings of the 
old scholars; was steward in 1785 in conjunction with Samuel Clowes esq., and 
held for several years the office of recorder of the meetings. When he took the 
chair at the dinner in 1785, no less than sixty-five of his schoolfellows assembled 
to meet him, being the largest attendance ever known. The only portrait pub- 
lished of him is, I believe, a caricature by Dighton. (See Ormerod's CAsghtrSt 
vol. iii. p. 41 ; Brydges* Peerage^ vol. ix. p. 147 ; QewtlemaW» Maffcunne, 1804.) 

[That time works wonders in elevating and depressing reputations was perhaps 



nerer more strikingly erinoed than in the respectire positions now awarded, in 
their judicial capacities, to lord Alranlej and lord Thurlow. It could soaroelj 
hare entered into the contemplation of him, loho looked wiier than any man ever 
was, when he 

'* Bent his black brows, that kept the peers in awe, 

Shook his full bottomed wig and gare the nod of law,'* 
that " Little Peppy," the man he most contemned and against whom he con- 
stantly growled and fulminated, might ultimately be considered as a better equity 
judge than himself. And yet the fact has been that almost in proportion as lord 
Thurlow's authority has decreased lord Alvanley*s has risen ; and judging of the 
two, as we now do simply by their reported decisions, we haye even grounds for 
awarding a superior place to the latter. If we may also' form an opinion from 
some of the occasional verses with which he amused his friends, he who was in- 
dustriously represented, and for a long time beliered, to be a yery dull man, 
could haye retorted the keen shafts of the Bolliad with counter missiyes of equal 
brilliancy, point and seyerity. C] 
By reference to p. 34, it will be seen that B. P. Arden sustained the leading part of 
Oato in the play of that name, when it was performed by the senior scholars at 
the Manchester theatre in the year 1759 '» [^°<^ i^ ^ worthy of note that the 
prize poem spoken by him on the stage, probably when the play of Cato was 
again acted by the scholars of Manchester school in 1761 was a ''prologue*' on 
English elocution, and remarkable how yiyidly the future career of the man, as 
an orator, lawyer, senator and patriot, was sketched by the schoolboy : 

It has been often, and too truly, said, 

That men train'd up in schools and deeply read. 

When summon'd out to tread the world's great stage, 

And in the scenes of public life engage^ 

Unskill'd, and awkward, scarce are eyer brought 

Justly to speak what they so well haye thought ; 

But with ungraceful gesture, abject fear, 

Or tone offensiye to the nicer ear, 

Disgrace the subject which they should adorn, 

And 'stead of praise are only heard with scorn. 
To shun the rock on which so many split, 

Which renders learning dull, and tasteless, wit ; 

We thus presume to tread the buskin*d stage, 

And risk attempts so iar beyond our age. 

The motiye sure is good ; excuse it then 

If boys, who hope in time to act like men, 

Leaye for awhile their Latin and their Greek, 

And their own native English learn to speak ; 

Learn to speak well what well they hope to write. 

And manly eloquence with truth unite. 


^ith accent just each nicest stroke to hit, 
Giye dignity to sense and grace to wit ; 
Steal to the heart through the delighted ear 
And make an audience feel as well as hear. 
If you approve, we hope, by arts like these 
In real life, as well as feign'd, to please : 
And when maturer sense and riper years 
Shall caU us forth to moTe in higher spheres, 
Each act his part in his respective place, 
With just decorum and becoming grace : 
Teach with success £ur Virtue's sacred laws, 
Speak at the bar with honour and applause, 
And in the senate plead our country's cause. 

Lane. MS8. J2.] 

The following witty verses, addressed to a lady at Buxton, requesting her to sub- 
scribe to the poor invalids, are, probably, an early specimen of his poetical 

Gentle lady, pray be kind 

To the halt, the lame, and blind. 

Who came to Buxton firom a distance, 

And cannot, without your assbtance, 

Afford so long to bathe, and drink, 

As they and the physicians think 

Would be of service to their bodies — 

Then, dont refuse, O lovely goddess ! 

To give a little boon, I beg, 

That he, who has a wooden leg, 

May get such strength into the other, 

That it may scarcely want its brother ; 

And she who has a single eye 

May keep it open till she die ; 

So he, who ne'er can hope to dance, 

May here at least be made to prance ; 

And she, who cannot kill her man. 

May see the eyes of you who can. 

jun« ^^*a6. James, son of James Whitaker, inukeeper, Manchester. 

The younger brother of John Whitaker the historian, and baptised at the Collegiate 
church June 25th 1743. {Begister Book,) He was afterwards an attorney living 
in Salford, and a regular attendant at the earlier anniversary meetings, but sub* 
sequently went to reside at Sparkbrook house near Birmingham, where he died 
in 1805. An unhappy estrangement long existed between the two brothers. 
(See Polwhele's Life of Whitaker, p. 65 noU,) 




John^ son of John Shaw^ innkeeper^ Manchester. June %&. 

John Shaw the fi&ther is prohahly the person allnded to hj Dr. Aikin in his Man- 
Chester, p. 188 note, as the keeper of a pnbUo-hoase in the market-phice, where 
the Manchester merchants used to meet in 1795 and talk orer the news of the 
day. John Shaw was a pattern to innkeepers, kept early hours and a respectable 
house. ** The high change at Shaw's is about six o'clock ; and at eight o'clock 
erery person must quit the house, as no liquor is ever serred out after that hour: 
and should any one be presumptuous enough to stop, Mr. Shaw brings out a 
whip with a long lash, and proclaiming aloud, 'FaH eight o^doek, genUemen* soon 
clears his house." He occupied the house for upwards of fifty-eight years, and 
died 26th January 1796, aged 83. (See also Byrom's Eemaina^ Yol. ii. part ii. 
p. 396 note.) 

[John Shaw was a widower, and his prime minister and factotum in the house was 
a sturdy woman, known best by her Christian name of " Molly," who stoutly 
seconded her master in carrying into effect his ** early closing movement." If 
John's loud announcement of '* Eight o'clock, gentlemen ; eight o'clock," did not 
at once produce the desired effect, he had two modes of summary ejectment. He 
would call to Molly to bring his horsewhip, and would crack it in the ears and 
near the persons of his guests ; and if this did not move them, he would call 
to Molly to bring her pail, with which she speedily flooded the floor and drove 
the guests out wet-shod. When colonel Stanley was elected for the county, he 
took some friends to treat them at John Shaw's ; and when *' Eight o'clock" was 
announced as usual, the colonel said he hoped Mr. Shaw would not press the 
matter on that special occasion, but would allow him and his friends to take an- 
other bowl of punch. John's characteristic reply was : ** Colonel Stanley, you 
are a law-maker, and should not be a law-breaker ; and if you and your friends 
do not leave the room in five minutes, you will find your shoes full of water." 
Within that time old Molly came in with mop and bucket, and the representative 
of the county of Lancaster and his friends were compelled to retreat from this 
prototype of dame Partington. The great attraction to the house was John's 
excellent brew of punch, which was supplied not only in *' crown" and "half- 
crown," but also in shilling bowls called " a P of punch," and in sixpenny bowls 
called "a Q of punch ;" so John's guests had to mind their Ps and Qs. John 
mixed the punch himself, using one particular long-handled silver spoon like 
a gravy-spoon, which he carried in a long, narrow side-pocket, as a joiner does 
his " two-foot" rule. " John Shaw's club" still exists; its present president being 
one of the most eUihahle of men, Edmund Buckley esq.; and its members possess 
three relics of its earliest days — the portraits in oil of John Shaw and of his old 
servant Molly Owen, and an old china punch-bowl, of barrel form, which was 
long used by John Shaw himself. Many members of the club during the present 
century were quondam grammar school boys ; a circumstance which may excuse 
this long note on an ancient public institution of Manchester. J7.] 

Benjamin, son of William Bowers, trunkmaker, Manchester. juiy 3. 



October &i. 

Nov. 17. 


Seyeral Boholan will be found of the name of Bower or Bowers, probably the same 
family. In the Cathedral churchyard is an altar tomb, bearing inscriptions 
which refer to members of the family of Bower* One Benjamin Bower was 
constable of Manchester in 177 1 and boroughreeve in 1774. 

Thomas, son of the Rev. Thomas Bolton, rector, Ipswich. 

Perhaps of S. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1760. 

John, son of the late Charles Steer, rector of Handsworth, York- 

The father, to whose memory there is a brass on the south side of the chanoel, was of 
S. John's college, Cambridge; A.B. 1722 ; and died 2nd February 1752, aged 54. 

janwuy 8. John, son of John Markland, tradesman, Manchester. 

Manj members of the ancient and highly respectable family of Markland of the 
Meadows, near Wigan, were educated at. the school. [John Markland, bom 2iBt 
August 1740, succeeded to the family estates of the Entwisles of Foxholes, and 
assumed by sign manual the name of Entwisle in 1787 under the will of Robert 
Entwisle esq.; his grandfather John Markland haying married Ellen, grand- 
daughter of John Entwisle esq. of Foxholes, treasurer of the Middle Temple and 
recorder of Liverpool. J2.] He was a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of the 
county of Lancaster, feoffee of the school and of Chetham's hospital, and high 
sheriff in 1798 ; an occasional attendant at the anniyersary meetings, and steward 
with the Rev. Thomas Foxley in 1790. [He rebuilt the old house at Fox- 
holes, and was colonel of the Rochdale yolunteers. He was succeeded at his 
death by his son John Entwisle esq., A.M. of Christ's college, Cambridge, high 
sheriff in 1824, and member of Parliament for the borough of Rochdale. J2.] 

John Markland, the father, was constable of Manchester in 1749 and boroughreere 
in 1759. 

8. Henry, son of John Upton, tradesman, Manchester. 

John Upton, constable of Manchester in 1744. 

t. Richard, son of Richard Oliver, attorney, Manchester. 
t. Francis, son of John Baker, hosier, Manchester. 

John, son of Thomas Arrowsmith, linen draper, Manchester. 

John, son of Joseph Bentley, mason, Manchester. 

John, son of the late John Bartholomew, innkeeper, Manchester. 

Thomas, son of James Sidebottom, calendar-man, Manchester. 

Joseph, son of John Thacker^ baker, Manchester. 

Dauntesey, son of Edward Hnlme, grocer, Manchester. 

In the Cathedral church of Manchester, affixed to the south wall in front of Traf- 
ford's chapel, and adjoining the south aisle of the chanoel, is an elegant monu- 
ment, designed and executed by Richard Westmaoott, jun., to the memory of 



this upright and beiierolent man. The sabjeot represented 10 our Lord's parable 
of the good Samaritan ; and the inscription, which is as follows, forms in itself 
the best notice which can be here inserted of this alumnus of Manchester school: 


To the Memory of 


Of Salford, 

Who closed a life of exemplary piety, probity, and usefulness, 

On the 27 th day of April 1828, in his eighty-flfth year. 

By an early and memorable act of justice and generosity, 

He laid the foundation of that confidence, esteem, and Teneration, 

With which his character was deserredly honoured by his contemporaries ; 

Haying, by an underiating course of integrity and industry, 

Accumulated an ample fortune, 

He dispensed his bounty with a liberal hand 

To the various charitable establishments of this his natiye town. 

Some years before his death, after satisfying the claims of 

Distant kindred and immediate dependants, 

He adopted the sick and needy as his children ; 

And dying, bequeathed to the Infirmary the residue of his substance 

For their permanent relief. 
His Executors, 
At the request of the Trustees of that Institution, 
Have caused this monument to be erected, 
Not to perpetuate his memory, 
Which is written in more lasting characters than on tables of stone. 
But to testify their admiration of his example, and their 
Grateful sense of his beneficence. 
The " act of justice and generosity *' alluded to, was his paying to creditors, when 
successful in business in after years, not only his own share of the loss which 
they had sustained through his prerious insolvency, caused solely by the mis- 
conduct of one of the firm with which he was connected, but also the propor- 
tionate shares rightly belonging to his partners. For this act of integrity, his 
creditors presented him with an el^ant silver urn, with this inscription, " Hac 
olim meminisse juvabit." What he did was but an act of strict Christian honesty, 
but its rarity has made it alike remarkable and worthy of praise. 
[The large silver cup presented to Mr. Hulme by the creditors of Walmsley, Hulme 
and Bexford, above referred to, was bequeathed by him to his friend and executor, 
the late Thomas Darwell of Manchester esq., whose eldest son James Darwell of 
Barton-upon-Irwell esq., is its present possessor. Mr. Hulme*s large fortune 
was made in an extensive manufitcturing and mercantile concern founded by 
Holland Ackers of Bank (ancestor of Ackers of Moreton Hall co. Chester), John 
Beever and Jonathan Beever capitalists, and Dauntesey Hulme as acting partner, 



under the firm of " Dauntesey Hulme and Co." A long and warm friendahip, 
founded on kindred principles, exiated to the close of life amongst these excellent 
men. J2.] 

Among his liberal gifts may be mentioned that of 10,000^. to the Manchester infir- 
mary and of 4,oooZ. to the house of recoTery, during his lifetime ; and at his 
death he bequeathed the residue of his estate, amounting to upwards of io,ooo2.» 
for the permanent support of the infirmary. 

He was boroughreeve of Salford in, 1797. (See Higtory of Manchetier FoumdoHons, 
vol. ii. pp. 256-58.) 

]tn^ii. Thomas^ son of Thomas Smilh, innkeeper, Manchester. 

II. Robert, son of Robert Whittaker, brushmaker, Manchester. 

II. John, son of Richard Rothwell, innkeeper, Manchester. 

II. ^George, son of John Button, vintner, Manchester. 

II. Jacob, son of John Tinsley, joiner, Manchester. 

II. Thomas, son of Thomas Gardner, tradesman, Manchester. 

II. Samuel, son of Ralph Leech, weaver, Manchester. 

II. Thomas, son of Robert Birch, dyer, Manchester. 

11. Edward, son of Thomas Taylor, bookkeeper, Manchester. 

II. John, son of Richard Parks, button-maker, Manchester. 

II. John, son of James Entwisle, tradesman, Manchester. 

II. Richard, son of George Simpson, innkeeper, Manchester. 

15. Timothy, son of Timothy Lowten, attorney, Dunham, Cheshire. 

Of 8. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1761, when he was second wrangler; A.M. 
1764. He is mentioned as haying been a competitor for the CraTen univeiaity- 
scholarships in 1760, when the successful candidates were Thomas Zouch, after- 
wards D.D., and Joah Bates, fellow of King's college, a great musician, and a 
Manchester scholar. (See Zouoh'« WbrkSf toI. i. pp. xxx. xxxi. ; and Ann. "Beg. 
lyi. 131.) Timothy Lowten appears to have resided and died at Sayannah in 
America. (See School RegisUry January 17th 1778, for his son.) 

[A copy of his Latin prize poem on the " Tarantula," recited at Manchester school 
in 1755, beginning 

'* Quam nimis Edis Appulia solibus ardens 
Uritur," &o. 
was giren to me by the late Rev. John Badclifie, formerly Chetham's librarian 
and yicar of Doddington in Kent, and is copied, with other school poems, amongst 
the Lancashire MSS.y Mr. Radcli£fe had written under the lines, Vide M%uas 
Etonenses. JS.] 

xj. John, son of the late John Dauntesey, esq., Wigan. 

Of S. Peter's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1759 > -^'M!. 1762. He was ninth jun. opt. 
in 1759. Probably the owner of Edgecroft hall, near Manchester, who died 



there April 24th 181 3, aged 83. (See Balnea's Lancashire^ rol. ill. p. 137, and 
Aikin's ManehMter^ p. 209.) 

George, son of the Rev. Gteorge Hodson, curate of West Kirby in jamli^tj. 
Wirral, Cheshire. 

Of Braaenose college, Oxford. B. A/ October 13th 1760; M.A. July 4th 1763. 
He was rector of Lirerpool, (where he died April 14th 1794, and is buried at S. 
George's ohuroh,) and the &ther of Frodsham Hodson D.D., principal of Brase- 
noee. college, Oxford, and regius professor of diyinity ; for whom see School 
Megiater^ 1784. (See pedigree, sub nom. Frodshftm, Ormerod's Cheshire, vol. ii. 

P- as) 

John, son of Thomas Byrtles, tradesman, Macclesfield, Cheshire. March i%. 

James, son of John Hearst, bookkeeper, Manchester. Apni 30. 

ilichard, son of John Bromley, attorney, Wigan. juiy s. 

Henry, son of Henry Bates, parish clerk at Hallifax. August n. 

An exhibitioner of the school to S. Peter's college, Cambridge, in 1755. He took 
the d^ree of A.B. 1759, ^^^^ ^^ '^"^ placed fourth among the wranglers ; A.M. 
1762 ; D.D. 1782. He was elected a foundation fellow in 1761, and presented 
by the college to the rectory and yicarage of Freckenham in Suffolk in 1773, 
which he held for upwards of forty years, dying January 31st 18 16 in the 8oth 
year of his age. There is a marble monument in the chancel of Freckenham 
church, where he is buried, to his memory. He held also two other benefices — 
the rectory of Boxford in the same county, and a small parish in South Wales. 
He was distinguished as an active county magistrate, and, like his brother Joah 
Bates, fellow of King's col^ge, was a skilful musician. Both brothers were at 
Halifax school before entering Manchester. 

John Brown Barlow, son of John Barlow, captain. s«pt. 6. 

Richard, son of Richard Massey, gent., Stockport, Cheshire. October 15. 

Ralph, son of Sir Ralph Ashton of Middleton, bart., Lancashire. Dec. 3. 

The only son of sir Balph Ashton by Eleanor, daughter of the Bey. John Copley, 
fellow of the Collegiate church, and rector of Thomhill in the county of York, 
and widow of Henry Hulton esq. of Hulton park. The son died in July 1756, at 
the early age of 1 1 years. His sister Eleanor married lord Ghrey de Wilton, 
afterwards the first earl of Wilton. Sir Balph Ashton, who died 31st December 
1765, aged 73, was the last of the male line of this ancient family. 

Wm. and Jn^, sons of Michael Walton, tradesman, Manchester, jamL^ 7. 

Humphrey, son of Charles Henchman, minor canon of the Cathe- s- 

dral church in Chester, Cheshire. 

Of Jesus college, Cambridge. A.B. 1765. For the family of Henchman see 




January 8 



Ormerod^s Cheshire^ voL i. pp. 224, 246, 452. Humphrey's great-great-grand- 
father, Dr. Humphrey Henchman, was hishop of London. 

John^ son of John Hawcourt^ tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Robert, son of the late William Siers, captain of a ship, Liverpool, 

The family of Syers, or Siers, was located at Kirkdale many generations bad^. 
This Robert Syers became a Dominica merchant, and died at LirerpooL He 
married Alice, daughter of George Drinkwater of Liverpool, and aunt to the late 
sir G^rge Drinkwater, mayor of that town ; and his eldest son was the late 
Robert Syers of Evertou, who published a Hittoiy qfJSverton in 1830. 

John, son of John Harrison, calendarman, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Peter, son of Samuel Hough, shoemaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Peter, son of Peter Brown, slaughterer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Charles, son of William White, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

George, son of John Redford, dyer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Joseph, son of Nathaniel Clough, skinner, Manchester, Lancashire. 
o. Nathaniel, son of John Shelmadine, dyer, Manchester, Lancashire. 
o. Edmund, sou of Edmund Kelshaw Fletcher, Manchester, Lane. 
o. John, sou of John Brooks, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. 
o. James, son of John Shaw, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 
o. James, son of Matthew Sheppard, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. 
o. Richard, son of the late Richard Rattcliffe, innkeeper, Salford, 

o. Thomas, son of Thomas Boardman, warper, Manchester, Lane. 
o. Richard, son of John Bostock, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 
9. John, son of the late John Crewe, of Crewe, esq., Cheshire. 

John Crewe, afterwards baron Crewe, of Crewe in Cheshire (whose father died in 
1752), was educated at Manchester and Westminster schools. Of the latter, 
John Hinchliffe (afterwards D.D. and bishop of Peterborough) was tlien usher. 
He became John Crewe's trayelling tutor, and married one of His sisters, and 
was for a short time high master of Westminster school. 

John Crewe was descended, on his mother's side, from a very old Cheshire family, 
two brothers of which were distinguished in the law, temp. Jac. I. ; one, who was 
lord chief justice of the court of King's bench, being the purchaser of the manor 
of Crewe, and the rebuilder of the hall, of which there is a Tignette in Ormerod's 
Cheshire, and of whom Fuller in his Wbtihies says : *' Sir Randulph Crewe first 
brought the model of excellent building into those remoter parts ; yea, brought 
London into Cheshire, in the loftiness, sightliness and pleasantness of their 
structures." John Crewe's maternal grandfather, John Offley of Crewe, the son 



of John Offlej of Madeley in the county of Stafford, who married the heiroM 
of the Crewe family, afterwards took the name of Crewe. 

John Crewe was bom in 1742. He was high sheriff of Cheshire in 1764, and in 
the following year elected, on a yacanoy, M.P. for the borough of Stafford. He 
afterwards represented the county of Chester in parliament from 1768 to 1796, 
and was throughout a steady supporter of the whig party. On the death of Mr. 
Pitt, when lord CbeuTille became prime minister and Mr. Fox the secretary of 
state for foreign affairs, in the administration which acquired the name of ''all 
the talents," Mr. Crewe was rewarded for his partisanship and raised to the peer- 
age by the title of baron Crewe of Crewe on the 25th February 1806. He was 
not a man of great talents and acquirements, but of practical common sense ; not 
a speaker, but an useful county member. To him Cheshire is mainly indebted 
for the repeal of the salt duty, which bore heavily on cheesemakers and led them 
to an habitual and demoralizing eyasion of the law. Salt*smuggling was a trade 
countenanced rery generally among the fiumers of that day. He was familiarly 
known by the title of ** Fox's lord." He left behind him the reputation of a 

' good landlord, and a courteous, hospitable country gentleman. His tenantry 
were much attached to him, for he liTed among them and sought their prosperity 
and happiness. In Barthomley churchyard seyeral of his serrants are buried, 
with the length of their service engrayed on their tombs — e.g, 43 years, 51 years, 
&o. — speaking yery forcibly to hit character as a master, as well as to their con- 
duct as servants. Without any great enthusiasm for, or knowledge of, the fine 
arts, he collected together some good pictures, especially of sir Joshua Reynolds. 
The celebrated portrait of Charles James Fox, by that great artist, he bequeathed 
to his intimate and valued friend the late earl of Leioester, better known as Mr. 
Coke, of Holkham hall, Norfolk. He married the only daughter of Fnlke 
G^eville esq., British minister to the court of Bavaria and great grandson of the 
fifth lord Brooke, by whom he left, surviving him, one son and one daughter. 
He died at the age of 86 years on the 28th April 1828. His portrait, engraved 
by W. Say, from a painting by sir Thomas 'Lawrence, is in the old schoolroom. 

[The Bev. E. Hinchliffe in his Sutaty of the Parith of Barthomley (privately 
printed), has sketched a very charming picture of the literary and fashionable 
celebrities, including specimens of their versification and humour, who enjoyed 
the social and refined hospitalities of Crewe, at the end of the last century. And 
extracts from Burke's Table Talk at Crewe^ noted down at the time by Mrs. 
Crewe, edited by lord Houghton, were printed in the seventh volume of the 
lUeeeUames qfthe FhUohiblon Society. £.] 

John, son of Thomas Richardson, cutler, Manchester, Lancashire, jun^ts. 
William, son of William Barker, chaplain to his Grace the Duke 31. 

of Devonshire, Edensor, Derbyshire. 

William Cavendish, third duke of Devonshire, who died 8th December 1755, was 
one of John Byrom's pupils in learning to write short-hand. His name occurs 
frequently in Byrom's Journal, see vol. i. part ii. p. 475, &c. 



Febniary6. Ralph and Bobcrt^ sons of Ralph Whitehead^ tradesman, Saddle- 
worth, Yorkshire. 

[On a brass monument in the chancel of Saddleworth church — '* Ralph Whitehead 
of Ljdgate gent, died the 28 June, a.d. 1755, Mt. bu» 44.*' From other sepul- 
chral reoMds in the church it appears that the family were at an earlj period 
"staplers," and that in 17 18 Timotbj Whitehead, stapler, obtained a facnitj 
from bishop G-astrell to empower him to erect a gallery at the east end of the 
church. It is presumed that of this respectable family are Ralph Radoliflb 
Whitehead esq. and his brothers, the munificent founders in 1850 of Christ 
church, Friezland, near Ljdgate (enlarged bj them in i860), and at whose sole 
cost a parsonage house and school houses hare been built and rarious pastoral 
ministrations provided for the inhabitants of that part of Saddleworth. iZ.] 

x8. James, son of John Bradshaw, farmer, Manchester, Lancashire. 
March 18. Thomas, son of Thomas Johnson, gent., Manchester, Lancashire. 

The only son of Thomas Johnson of Manchester and Tyldesley esq., who was high 
sheriff of Lancashire in 1755, by his second wife, daughter and coheiress of 
Samuel Wareing of Bury and Walmersley esq., and who in 1745 was made a 
prisoner in his own house, which was appropriated to the use of the aide-de-camp 
of prince Charles Stuart and others of his followers, and of whom a courageous 
declaration of loyalty to king Gborge IIL is recorded. (See Byrom's Eemauu, 
Tol. ii. pt. iL p. 405 note.) 

Thomas Johnson the younger was long remembered in Manchester, not only for 
his personal popularity, but 01^ account of the rery actire part which he took, 
with other gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood, to raise a regiment in aid 
of the goTcrnment in the year 1777, at the time of the American war. Mainly 
through his exertions the regiment, of which sir Thomas Egerton (afterwards 
earl of Wilton) was colonel, was completed. During the war with rerolutionary 
France he was similarly distinguished for his loyalty, and contributed pecuniarily 
to an extent disproportionate eren to his ample means. By his careful superin- 
tendence the income of one of the principal charities of the town of Manchester 
was increased seren-fold in the course of twenty years. He was a constant 
benefactor to the town which had sprung up on his estate at Tyldesley, when) he 
gave the site for a church shortly before his death, within the chancel of which a 
memorial window and monument now commemorate himself and his immediate 
predecessors. (See Wilson's MiseeUaiUss, p. 67 note,) He was a deputy-lieutenant 
and magistrate of the county of Lancaster, and died unmarried 23rd December 
1823, aged 78 yean. Blected constable of ICanchester in 1786 and borough- 
reeye in 1783. An occasional attendant at the anniyersary dinners of the 
Manchester scholars, and in 1 800 steward jointly with the Rer. G-eorge Leigh. 

Thomas Johnson's sister Elizabeth married G^rge Ormerod esq. of Bury, whose 
only child is the present Gborge Ormerod esq., D.O.L., of Sedbury park, G-lou- 
cestershire, the historian of Cheshire. His eldest son Thomas Johnson Ormerod, 



M.A., late fellow and tutor of Braaenose college, Oxford, is now archdeacon of 

Robert^ son of Robert Ouselcroft, hatter, Manchester^ Lancashire. May ^^*x6. 

^^^amuel, son of Samuel Worthington, attorney, Manchester, Lane. a6. 

Samuel, son of Samuel Lever, tradesman, Salford, Lancashire. i& 

Thomas and John, sons of Thomas Deacon, tradesman, Manchester, June vj. 


Probably relatiyes of Dr. Thomas Deacon, whose name occurs frequently in Byrom's 
Jowmaly and whose monument is in S. Ann's church-yard, ICanohester ; three 
of whose sons joined the regiment raised in that town in aid of prince Charles 
Stuart in 1745, the eldest of whom was executed in London and his head 
afterwards brutally fixed on the top of Manchester exchange. 

[It may be of this scholar, John Deacon, that the foUoiring notice is given in the 
Manoketier and Liverpool Mutewn, July and August 1779 : ''On Tuesday eyen- 
ing Mr. John Deacon of this town, merchant, looking through a window at the 
Feather's inn at Chester, unfortunately fell into the street and immediately 
expired." C] 

Josiah, son of Joseph Hankinson, of Hale, tanner, Cheshire. July ?• 

Joseph, son of William Thaccarey, steward to Sir Oswald Moslev, ?• 

Ancoats, Lancashire. 

A cotton spinner in Manchester. He was one of the feoffees of Chetham's hospital, 
and held the office of constable in 1794 and of boronghreeye in 1801; a frequent 
attendant at the anniyersary dinners; and steward in 1801. He died in 1835. 

[Joseph, son of William Thackeray gent, by his wife Martha daughter of Mr. — 
Whitaker, was baptised at Ardwick in 1740. 

His second daughter Elisabeth married in 1804 the Rey. Cecil Daniel Wray, M.A., 
at present canon residentiary of Manchester. B,"] 

James, son of John Clough, yarn merchant, Manchester, Lane. Sept. 30. 

A check and silk manufacturer, and afterwards a wine merchant. He was constable 
of Manchester in 1 7 74, and died in January 1 8 1 1 ; the grandfather of the present 
Mr. John Clough, solicitor, of Manchester. His name appears among the old 
scholars at the first anniyersary meeting in 1783. 

This scholar, or Joseph Clough (see page 54), or Bobert Clough (see page 44), 
would be the scholar who took the part of Decius in the play of C<Uo^ in 1759. 

Joseph, son of John Allen, grocer, in Hayfield, Derbyshire. 30. 

Samuel, ^son of George Lee, of Oughtrington, esq., Cheshire. 30. 

The fourth son of George Leigh of Oughtrington esq., and brother of William Leigh. 
(See Beffistery anno i75^-) 

William, son of Thomas Arrowsmith, linnen-draper in Manchester. 30 



Sep7^^ 30. Samuel^ son of Samuel Martin^ rector of Gotham, Nottinghamshire* 

Fellow of S. John's college, Cambridge. He graduated A.B. 1764, when he 
fourth senior optime; A.M. 1767. The fiither was fellow of Oriel college, 
Oxford; M.A. 1735; master of Applebj school in Leicestershire from 1735 to 
1739 ; '^^ reotor of a parish in Warwickshire. The latter he resigned when 
appointed to 6h>iham in 1746 ; and so remarkable was the resignation of a bene- 
fice in the days when plonlities abounded, that the fiMt is referred to in his 
monumental inscription in the following terms : 

** Alterius emolumento modioo satis superque contentus, 

PubliosD proTiduB utilitatis, ao prirata non indecore profusus. 

Alteram (credite posteri!) lubens resignayit.** 
When Samuel Martin resigned Applebj- school in 1739 the trustees were anxious 
to appoint Samuel Johnson, who was just rising into faUie through his celebrated 
satire, London^ to the mastership ; but there was a difficulty, owing to his not 
being M.A. Pope, knowing him only through his London, wrote to earl Gower, 
who endeaToured, unsuccessfully, to obtain this degree for him frt>m the unirer- 
sity of Dublin. Well was it, perhaps, for himself and his country, that Samuel 
Johnson did not obtain an appointment which, although it " would hetoe made 
him happy for life, Harved to death cu he woe in tranelaUng for hookeellere" 
(see lord Grower's letter) might haye been an effectual hindrance to the produc- 
tion of those inyaluable works which haye made his name immortal in the 
literature of England. (See Carlisle's Or€unmar Sehoole, yol i. pp. 739-41.) 

January 15. Joah, son of Henry Bates^ innkeeper in Halifax, Yorkshire. 

The brother of Henry Bates D.D. (See Sejuter, anno 1753.) From Manchester 
> he went to Eton, and from Eton to King's college, Cambridge, where in 1760 he 
was elected Crayen university scholar, together with Thomas Zouch of Trinity 
college, afterwards D.D., whose works, with a memoir of his life by archdeacon 
Wrangham, were published in two yolumes 8yo, York 1820. The Crayen 
scholarships inyariably called forth the strength of the uniyersity into com- 
petition, and he was elected against ten picked antagonists. He succeeded to a 
fellowship at Swing's college; and proceeded A.B. 1764; A.M. 1767. His 
name does not appear among the competitors for honours on taking his ba- 
chelor's degree, which is accounted for by the fact that, until recently, the 
members of King's college, Cambridge, like those of New college, Oxford, were 
exempt from public examination. 
Joah Bates was a distinguished scholar, and contributed some Latin hexameters 
among the Cambridge yersee on the Peace of 1763. [Whilst at Manchester 
school he wrote Latin verses, and bis translation of Waller's song, " Gk> ! loyely 
Rose ! " has been preseryed : 

" I nunc, et Uli die, Bosa amabilis 
Qu» me morando conterit, et dies 
Quam pulcbra, quam dulcis yidetur 
Cum similem tibi comparci*em," &o. 

LancMSS, JR.] 



More remarkable still was he m a great musidaD, and as having oonduoted the 
Handel oommemorations in W^estminster abbey. He was also a commissioner 
of customs, Tice-president of Westminster infirmary and Middlesex hospital, and 
a director of Ghreenwioh hospital. 

Whilst at Eton his musical talents recommended him to the attention of Mr. 
George G-raham, one of the assistant masters, who became his Toluntary tutor 
and helped him in music as well as in his other studies. At Cambridge he met 
with a friend and patron in Dr. Robert Smith, master of Trinity, the friend of 
sir Isaac Newton, and one of the ablest mathematicians and musicians of the day. 
"With such an instructor and iriend (for in the latter part of Dr. Smith's life he 
liyed entirely with him) Mr. Bates possessed and improyed the yaluable oppor- 
tunity to perfect his knowledge of harmony and to attain that reputation for 
musical erudition which distinguished his life. He is said to haye surpassed the 
most learned musicians of his day in the theory of music, as well as to haye been 
a first-rate performer on the organ. With a power of finger to execute whateyer 
was worthy of execution, he made that noble instrument breathe the genuine, 
awful harmony for which it was constructed. Whether he sought to express the 
solemn dirge, the animating march, the sacred hymn, or the fuU chorus, he could 
BO transfuse his knowledge and feeUng into it as to astohish and delight, to 
soothe and elevate. Those early commemorations of Handel in Westminster 
abbey were much indebted to this great musician for their success. He not only 
arranged and assorted that stupendous band, but controlled its performances by 
his superior judgment and commanding execution. To him also was ascribed 
the undeyiating correctness and energy of the choral performances at the con- 
certs- of ancient music. Handel was the object of his supreme veneration. It is 
not known whether he left any compositions of his own. In private life he was 
amiable and pleasing, and of rare equanimity. It is related of him that on the 
evening of the day when the Albion mills, of which he was a considerable pro- 
prietor, were destroyed by fire, he presided at a concert with his usual spirit and 

The writer of a notice of him which appeared in the Gentleman^t Magaxine, from 
which the preceding sketch is mainly taken, adds, vefy prettily, that Joah Bates 
married a lady of distinguished vocal powers, *' who added as much harmony to 
hi$ life as melody to his music,** The lady's name was Harrop, whom he married 
14th December 1780. He died 8th June 1799. (See Zouch*s Works^ voL i. 
introd. p. 30 note, and Gentleman* s Magazine, 1799, p. 532.) 

It is impossible to read the notice given above of one who, in his day, was great in 
music, and &med as Choragus of what was then regarded as a "stupendous 
band," and not revert to the progress which has since been made in the revival 
of church music and choral song, and to more recent commemorations of Handel 
in our own time. 

Beginning with Lichfield in the year 1856, when the first gathering of parochial 
choirs on a large scale took place, how has each year borne witness to the 
awakening interest felt on every side in the efibrts made to render the long 


neglected nayee and aisles of our glorious cathedrals arailable for the church's 
solemn and thrillhig worship of God I In 1861, nearly one thousand choristen 
and a congregation of four thousand worshippers thronged the cathedral of Lich- 
field from east to west on the occasion of its re-opening after restore tion, and 
sang together the inspired hymns of the sweet psalmist of Israel. Equally large, 
and eren larger, congregations hare since met together in the chief churches of 
other dioceses. And will it yet be possible for us to hear of still mightier 
gatherings than at the Handel commemoration at the Crystal palace in the pre- 
sent year (1865), when the orchestral performers numbered nearly four thousand, 
one-eighth of whom were instrumentalists, and more than four hundred were per- 
formers on stringed instruments ? In no capital of Europe can such a phalanx 
of instrumentalists be brought together as are assembled triennially at the Handel 
festiral at Sydenham. 

januaV/i6. Jaiues and Samuel^ sons of William Burgess, calendarman, Man- 
chester, Lancashire, 

16. Richard and Charles-Edward, sous of Thomas Taylor, bookkeeper, 
Manchester, Lancashire. 

16. Thomas, sou of John Wright, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. 

16. William, sou of Thomas Tarry, fustian shearer, Manchester, Lane. 

16. Peter, sou of the late James Grow, gent., in Loudon, Middlesex. 

16. James, son of John Hughes, shoemaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

16. John, sou of John Thacker, breadbaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

16. William, sou of William Feuton, gent., Manchester, Lancashire. 

16. Joseph, son of James Sidebotham, ealeudarman, Manchester, Lane. 

16. Thomas, sou of Thomas Breathweite, shoemaker, Manchester, 

[Thomas, son of Thomas Braithwaite, shoemaker, baptised at the Collegiate church 
NoTcmber 35th 1744. {RegiHer Boole.) J2.] 

He proceeded to Braseno&e college, Oxford, and was appointed an Hulmian exhibi- 
tioner in 1768. He took the following degrees : B.A. nth October 1768 ; M.A. 
30th May 177 1 ; B. and D.D. 37th June 1792. He was elected fellow of the 
college, and succeeded to the rectory of Stepney in Middlesex in 1788 on the 
death of his schoolfellow Richard Sandbach (see page 62). He held the office of 
domestic chaplain to Dr. William Cleayer, bishop of Chester, and afterwards of 
Bangor, and was by him nominated archdeacon of Bichmond in 1792, and aroh* 
deacon of Chester and prebendary of the cathedral on the death of G^rge Traris 
A.M. in 1797. Dr. Braithweite was present at the^rj^ anniyersary festiral of the 
old scholars in 1782. He married Maiy, daughter of Otho Cooke esq. of Man- 
chester, and died 28th December 1800 (see SiHoty of Manchester Fotmdatione, 
vol. iii. p. 136), aged 55 years. 


Richard^ son of William SugdeOf surgeon, Manchester^ Lane. January i6. 

Of Qaeen's college, Oxford. B.A. October loth 1767 ; M.A. June 15th 1770. For 
hiA brother William, see Eeguter^ anDO 1756. 

Charles^ son of John Turner^ porter^ Manchester, Lancashire. 16. 

Thomas, son of the late Thomas Slater, dyer, Manchester, Lane. i6l 

James, son of the late William Thomson, taylor, London, Middle- 16. 


Henry, son of George Boardman, plaisterer, London, Middlesex. 16. 

HoQstonne, son of the late John Kadcliffe, esq., lawyer, Liverpool, *o. 


[Honstoime, third and youngest son of John Radcliffe esq., serjeant-at-law, bj his 
wife Catherine, daughter of James Houstonne of Londonderry in Ireland, and 
grandson of John Baddiffe of Leigh in the county of Lancaster M.D. (who, 

haying married Ann, daughter of Launder esq. of New hall, settled as a 

physician at Wigan, where he died in 1700) was born in 1740, in which year he 
lost his mother, his father only surriTing the loss four years. JZ.] He went from 
Manchester school to Brasenose college, Oxford, and was nominated to one of 
Hulme's exhibitions in 1761. He graduated as follows : B.A. 15th October 1761; 
M.A. 6th July 1764; B. and D.D. 5th February 1784. He was fellow and tutor 
of the college at the time when lord Bibblesdale, lord yisoount Sidmouth, and his 
lamented brother the right honourable H. Addington, were students ; and was 
presented by the coUege to the vicarage of G-illingham in Kent. 

Dr. Edward Smallwell, bishop of Oxford, appointed him to be his examining chap- 
lain, and in that capacity he was yery fiiyourably impressed with the high attain- 
ments and character of William Tan Mildert, afterwards bishop of Durham, who 
was ordained deacon and priest by bishop Smallwell. (See Churton*s L^e qf 
Watson, p. 33.) Subsequently Houstonne Baddiffe (or Houlstonne, as it is 
giyen in the Oxford graduates) became archdeacon and prebendary of Oanterbury 
and chaplain to archbishop Moore, who appointed him to the yaluable rectory 
of Ickham in Kent. He was also a prebendary of Ely, and sub-dean of Bath 
and Wells. His only publication was an excellent sermon preached at Whitehall 
chapel, aoth January 1788, on the consecration of Dr. William Cleayer, who 
had been his ootemporary and fellow collegian, to the bishopric of Chester. Dr. 
H. Badcliffe married Mary the elder daughter of Dr. John €K>och, rector of 
FenDitton and Willingham, in the county of GambridgCy (for whom see Nichols' 
lAUrary AneedoUt, yol. ix. p. 582), the youngest son of sir Thomas Gooch, D.D., 
bart., bishop of Ely, by his wife Hannah, daughter of sir John Miller bart. ; and 
her sister Bachel married Dr. Bichard Beadon, who was afterwards master of 
Jesus college, Cambridge, and successiyely bishop of G-loucester and Bath and 
Wells. Dr. H. Badcliffe died at a yery adyanced age on 8th April 1822. 

[Dr. Badcliffe published, in addition to the sermon aboye named, his Coneio ad 
Clerum J^rovineia Camtuarimmt in Synodo ProvinciaU ad Din PauU IV. koL 
Oct, jt.D. 1796." 4to, 1797. 5.] 



January 17. Richard^ son of the late Richard* Sandbach^ innkeeper, Knutsford, 


Fellow of Brasenosd college, Oxford. B.A. February 19th 1762 ; M.A. December 
17 th 1766. He sucoeeded Dr. Giles Haddon, who died in 1784, as rector of 
Stepney, Middlesex, but he did not hold that benefice more than four or fire 
years. He had other preferment in the country, where he died. 
. The meetings of the commissioners appointed by act of parliament for building the 
church of S. John Baptist at Nether Knutsford, extending oyer the years 1741- 
44, were held " at the house of Hannah Sandbach of Nether Knutsford ;'* and 
the name is still remembered there, though none of the fiemiily remain. 

February 6. Cyril, son of Cyril Jackson, physician, in Halifax, Yorkshire. 

Dr. Cyril Jackson, and his brother Dr. William Jackson the bishop of Oxford, 
derired the middle part of their scholastic education at Manchester, for both 
were prcriously at Halifax, and subsequently at Westminster, before entering 
Christ church at Oxford. Cyril Jackson graduated B.A. 20th April 1768 ; M.A. 
i6th February 177 1 ; B.D. 12th December 1777 ; D.D. 7th July 1781. 

He held the distinguished and important post of sub-prteceptor to the prince of 
Wales, afterwards king George lY., and was soon appointed to a oanonry in 
Christ church. When Dr. Lewb Bagot was promoted to the bishopric of 
Bristol in 1783, Cyril Jackson succeeded him as dean of Christ church, and 
held the office for twenty-six years and then resigned, retiring into priyate life 
at his fayourite Tillage of Felpham in Sussex. There he died on 3iBt August 
1 8 19, aged 76 years; and among his bequests he gare to each of his pall bearers, 
who were of his own selection from the yillagers of Felpham, " a hat, round frock, 
half boots, and two pounds.*' 

** Dr. Cyril Jackson was admired for his learning and revered for his Tuiues, and 
presided at Christ church with great firmness and dignity, yet so well tempered 
by kindness and urbanity, that he was respected and beloyed by all the sucoessiye 
members of that large and illustrious college." He might haye risen to yet higher 
distinction, for he is knoTvn to haye refused the offer of the bishopric of Oxford 
and the primacy of Ireland, preferring the enjoyment of lettered leisure to the 
weighty responsibilities of the episcopal office. Dr. Croly, in his Life of George 
1 F., whilst asserting that far too much merit was attached to Cyril Jackson's 
refusal of the Irish primacy, who had chylous reasons for declining the distinc* 
tion, his income being large, his labour light, and his time of life too far adyanced 
to make change easy or dignified, yet adds, " the old man wisely and decorously 
retired from Christ church to prepare himself for the great change. He lired 
ten years longer, chiefly in the yillage of Felpham, amusing himself by occaaional 
yisits to his old friends, or to the prince regent at Brighton, by whom he was 
always receiyed with scarcely less than filial respect ; and then returning to 
his obscure, but amiable and meritorious life of study, charity, and prayer." 

The Oxford. Joumalj in a short biographical memoir which appeared at the time 
of his death, says : " It is to be regretted that the dean could neyer be persuaded 


to fiiTOur the world, ivhioh he was bo well qualified to enlighten and instruct, 
with any puhlioation ; but during his long residence at the uniTersity he was 
most honourably and signally distinguished for numerous and weighty excellen- 
cies, for the depth and aoouracy of his attainments as a theologian, for the rich- 
ness of lus classical acquisitions, for the dignified oorrectness of his deportment 
and manners, as the head over his large society, and for the generosify of his 
spirit, as a master, a patron and a friend.*' 
When he resigned the deanery of Christ church a superb silyer yase of large dimen- 
sions and exquisite workmanship was presented to him by a numerous body of 
Irish noblemen and gentlemen, who had been members of the college with this 
inscription : " Bererendo Yiro Cyr. Jackson, S.T.P., iBdis Ohristi in OxoniA per 
annos yiginti et sex Decano, Hibemi ex eftdem Mde profeoti D.D.D. Apnd 
memores stat gratia." 
There is in the north transept of the cathedral a yeiy beautiful statue of the dean, 
by Chantrey, on the pedestal of which is inscribed as follows : 

Ctbillo • Jacksok 

In • memoriam • Decanatus 

Ann • xxij • proclare • gesti 

Amioi • nquales • discipuli 

Pro • officio • ao • pietate 



A portrait of the dean, engrayed by C. Turner, from a painting by Owen (now 

Boarce) hangs on the wall of the old schooL 
[His prize poem, headed " Frumentum conditum," is without date, but was spoken 
by him at Manchester school on the annual day, and is not without merit, as a 
juyenile production, in hexameter yerse. It begins — alas ! for Manchester eyen 
a century ago : 

''Squallentem impatiens orasse fuliginis urbem 
lit modo deserui, per odora UoentiiiB arya 
Per nemora et fontes, yiridis dulcedine scene 
Captus oberrabam ; donee me yillula fessum 
Oblitumqne mei, et meditantem plurima cepit." 

Lane, MSS, JZ.] 
[In noticing the fieur fiuned dean of Christ church, the Latin lines in which he 
depicts his idea of a clerical dysium ought not to be forgotten. What a contrast 
to his own actual career, while the great collegiate adoiinistrator of Oxford ! 
Si mihi, si fiu sit traducere leniter eyum 

Non pompem, non opes, non mihi regna petam 
Yellem ut diyiui pandens mysteria verbi 

Yirtute ac purA sim pietate sacer, 
Curtatis decimis modicoque beatus agello 
Yitam secrete in rare quietus agam. 


Sint pariter comites Grain Latueqne Oamone 

Et lepidA fayeat ooDJnge castas Hjmen. 
Jam satis ! eternum spes, corai timorque yalete ! 
Hoc tantom superest — " Disoere posse mori.*' C] 
His father, Cyril Jackson M.D., died at Stamford 17th Decern^ 1797, iu his 80th 

Max3!^t6. Christopher, son of George Holford, derk of S. Anne's church, 

Manchester, Lancashire. 
June 17- William, son of William Christopher, ropemaker, in Salford, Lane. 

One William Christopher borooghreere of Salford in 1764. 

t?. Thomas, son of James Crallan, chandler, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Brother of James Crallan, M. A. (See Eegutery p. 3 1 .) He is described in SchoWs 
Manehester and Sctlford Direciory 0^ 1797, as brewer, tallow chandler and soap 
boiler, no, Deansgate; Brewery, Ardwiok. 

^7- Lawrence, son of Lawrence Bawstorne, esq., Preston, Lancashire. 

Of Newhall and Hutton, esq., the representative of an old Lancashire &mily. He 
was high sheriff of the county in 1776, and steward of the school dinner in 1786. 
He married a daughter of Robert GwiUim, of Bewsey and Atherton , esq., and died 
December 3rd 1803. (See Baines's LamoatUre^ toL iiL, Fenwortkam pairUh.) 

Augost 18. Thomas, son of the late Timothy Lowten, attorney, Dnnham, 


Brother of Timothy Lowten. (See SefftHer^ anno 1753.) " He was distinguished as 
a solicitor for a long series of years, amongst the yery foremost of his professional 
brethren, for his talents and integrity. Appointed in early life, by lord Mansfield, 
to be clerk of the Nisi prius court in King's Bench, he retained that appointment 
under the two successors of that distinguished nobleman. Li this arduous 
station the powers of his mind were frequently called int-o exercise, both in the 
decision of disputes between his professional brethren and in those cases which 
were left by the court to his umpirage. Li the daily discharge of the duties of 
his office he displayed a judgment, punctuality and dose attention, which mate-' 
rially alleyiated the pressure of business that was eyer increasing in that court. 
He is said to haye been a man of really beneyolent feelings, which howeyer were, 
unhappily, sometimes hidden by a too frequent exhibition of the foriUer in modo.** 
He was present at the firtt aiuiyersary meeting of the old scholars in 1782 ; 
filled the place of steward in 1788, his colleague being archdeacon Trayis ; and 
continued to attend these fesliyals to the year of his death with one or two 
exceptions, occasionally coming down from London purposely to do so. He was 
the purchaser of the manor of Manley in Cheshire, which he bequeathed to his 
nephew Thomas Wainwright. (See Regitter, anno 1785.) He died 2nd January 
1 8 14, aged 67. His portrait, engraved by Turner from a painting by Phillips, 
hangs in the school. (See Ormerod'e Cheshire^ vol. ii. p. 48, and Gentleman** 
Magazine^ 18 14, p. loi.) 


Johu^ son of William Edwards^ esq.^ of Chester. Octo'^V s. 

P Of Hertford oollege* BA. 15th Norember 1765. His hther was major of 
Chester in 1747. 

Hinton^ son of Thomas Maddock^ goldsmith^ Chester. 8. 

The eldest son and heir of Thomas Maddock, who was mayor of Chester in 1744. 
He was of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 15th October 1761. He married 
a sister of sir Edward Pickering, an Irish baronet ;. and his sole daughter and 
heiress married, in 178 1, first Duke G-ifFard esq., son and heir of sir Duke Giffkrd 
hart, of Castle Jordan, Ireland, and secondly the marquis of Lansdowne. Hin- 
ton Maddock died 6th April 1775. (See Ormerod's Cheshire, yoL ii. p. 131.) 
[His Latin poem recited by him at Manchester school is without date. It b headed 
" Taurus in Circo Derie," and begins, 

" damosam strepitu pompam rixasque feroces, 
Circum, quadrupedumque acies, hominumque tumultus," 
the subject being the annual bull fight at Boughton near Chester, and Tarious in- 
cidents connected with the brutalizing ''sport" are humourously and graphically 
described. The ferocious bull appears to have triumphed oyer men and dogs, 
and to the dismay of the mayor and corporation as well as of the motley crowd — 
** Comibus ille petens, yicum percurrit e5um 
Luxuriatque breyi jam libertate triumphans.*' 

Lancashire M88, E,"] 

William^ son of John Brown^ staymaker^ in Manchester. s. 

Robert^ son of Robert Dean^ yeoman, of Earby Maladeale,* s. 


? Of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 15th October 176 1. 

Thomas, son of the Bey. Mr. Joshua Stopford, minister at Shaw, Nov. 19. 
near Oldham. 

Brother of William Stopford (see Segirter, anno 1752). Thomas died young. 

John and Foster, sons of Miles Bowers, jun., hatter, Manchester, jamij^i,. 

Foster Bower, baptised 30th Ifay 1748, at S. Ann's church, Manchester {Remitter 
Book)y commenced his career in the law at a yery early period under the 
patronage of sir Joseph Tales. His abilities and reputation soon secured for 
him extensiye practice, placed him at the head of the Oxford circuit, and entitled 
him to all the honours and adyantages of his profession. His professional 
income is said to haye been from 3000^ to ^pool. a year. He purchased the 
manor of Taxall, and the Overton ball estate on the borders of Cheshire and 
Derbyshire, and improved it by extensiye plantations. Of an amiable and 
friendly disposition, he was much beloyed in private life ; and his death at the 

* Kirkby in Malham Dale, near Leeds. 


early age of 45, in the prime of life and ueefulnees, was muoh lamented. Hif 
high sense of honour, his Tigorons understanding, his unsullied integrity of cha- 
racter and his great professional skill and experience commanded the respect and 
esteem of alL At the time of his death he was recorder of Chester, a bencher of 
Lincoln's inn, and one of his majesty's counsel ; to the last named office he was 
appointed 27th June 1787. He died i8th February 1795 at his chambers in 
Lincoln's inn. He left the bulk of his property to hu brother John, baptised 
at S. Ann's church 5th April 1747 {Register Book), who took the name of 
Jodrell on marrying in 1775 the heiress of that family, and bought the manor 
and estate of Henbury in Cheshire from sir William Meredith bart. For another 
brother see Begister^ anno 1765. John Bower Jodrell died at Bath Noyember 
4th 1796. (See GetUleman's Magcunne, 1795, pp. 257-8, and for pedigree of 
Jodrell see Ormerod's Chethire, toI. iii. p. 382.) 

Miles Bower junr. was constable of Manchester in 1755. 

January 13. Robert and Edward^ sous of John Markland, tradesman^ Man- 
chester, Lancashire. 

Robert Markland, the second son of John Markland, was a check and fustian manu- 
fiticturer in Manchester, and filled the office of constable in 1784. He inherited 
the Lancashire estates of the fiimily, resided at Mabfield near Manchester, and is 
buried in the chancel of Cheadle church, dying in 1828. He was a rery constant 
attendant at the anniversary festiyals, and one of the stewards in 1792. Robert 
Markland was father of J. H. Markland esq., D.C.L., Oxford, F.R.S. and S Jl^ 
the author of Bemarks on Snglish ChureheSy On the Beverenee due to Holy 
Places, &c.t a contributor to Ormerod's Sistorg of Cheshire, and a zealous and 
munificent churchman, who died at Bath, greatly regretted, at the age of 76, on 
December 28th 1864. 

[An interesting notice of this elegant writer, able critic, and admirable lay pillar of 
the church of England, will be found in the Gentleman** Magazine of May 
1865. He well deserves, however, a fuller and more elaborate biography. C] 

Edward Markland was for some years engaged in commerce in Spain, whence he 
returned to England in 1775, and settled in Leeds. Having been elected a 
member of the corporation, he was twice chosen to be mayor of that town, viz. 
in 1790 and 1807. He was also deputy-lieutenant of the county of York. He 
removed to London in 1810, and in the following year was appointed one of the 
police magistrates, and held the office until 1827, when he retired to Bath. 

<* Well versed in the criminal law, and uniting great acuteness of observation with 
soundness of judgment, he proved himself an active and most useful magistrate ; 
and, both in the ordinary routine duty, as well as in times of emergency, his 
conduct was uniformly zealous, firm and judicious." He died at Bath 17th 
March 1832, aged 83, and is buried in Walcot churchyard. 

13. Daniel and John^ sons of John Kay^ attorney-at-law^ Manchester, 



[John Kay of Manohesteri attornej-at-law, was the third son of Biohard Kay of 
Chesham near Bury gent, by hia wife Mary daughter of Mr. Hampson of Bedi- 

yales. He was bom in 1709, and by his wife daughter of Daniel Gbakell of 

Cliffcon esq. was the father of the two sons here named. Daniel died in early life, 
and John, an attorney in Manchester, was the nephew and heir-at«law of his 
unde Samuel Kay esq. M.D. in June 1785. (Laneaskire M88. toI. xxxi. p. 444.) 

There is a notice of John Kay, the son, in the €hntleman*s Magazine for 1801, 
p. 1 154, recording that he was a man of amiable manners, sound judgment, and 
most benerolent disposition, and an ornament to his profession. He was a 
regular attendant at the anniyersary meetings from their commencement to his 
death. He died ist December 1801. 

James^ son of Samuel Hall^ hatter^ Manchester, Lancashire. 
Samuel, son of John Dutton, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 
John, son of John Radley, reedmaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Thomas, son of Joseph Dawson, reedmaker, Manchester, Lane. 
William, son of William Sugden, surgeon, Manchester, Lancashire. 

An Hulmian exhibitioner of Brasenose college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. 
October nth 1768; M.A. May 30th 177 1; and was elected a fellow of the 
coUege. He succeeded to the rectory of Cottingham in Northamptonshire, but 
appears to har.e resided there only from 1800 to 1806. In 18 15 he resigned his 
preferment, the bishop insisting upon his residence, and was succeeded by the 
present rector, Thomas Clayton B.D., for whom see Beguter^ anno 1792. 

John, son of William White, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 
John, son of Peter Burdett, supervisor, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Thomas, son of Thomas Marsden, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 
Edward, son of John Baker, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Samuel, son of William Burgess, calendarman, Manchester, Lane. 
Joseph, son of Joseph Lowe, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Samuel, son of John Dean, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Gteorge, son of John Travis, gentleman, Heyside, Lancashire. 

[George Travis was the only son of Mr. John Trayis of Heyside near Shaw, who 
was the son of George Trayis of the same, who died in 1739, being descended 
from the Trayis* of Inchfield in Bochdale parish, who migrated thither from 
Blackley in Manchester in the time of queen Elizabeth. He receiyed the early 
part of his education from his uncle the Bey. Benjamin Trayis B.A. of S. Catha- 
rine hall, Cambridge, incumbent of Boyton, and had a high opinion of the learn- 
ing and ability of his first preceptor. iZ.] Of S. John's college, Cambridge. 
A.B. 1765 ; A.M. 1768. In 1765 he ^va fifth temor uptime and the chancellor's 
Memor medalUit, He was appointed to the yicarage of Eastham, Cheshire, so 

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early as 1766, and to the rectoiy of Handley in the same oonnty in 17S7, and 
held both benefices till his death. In 1783 Dr. Beilby Porteus, bishop of Ches- 
ter, promoted him to a prebendal stall in that cathedral, and in 1786 to the 
archdeaconry of Chester. He was also an honorary member of the Manchester 
Literary and Philosophical Society. He died 24th February 1797 s.p.; and 
there is an elegant monument to him in the north aisle of the choir, with a pro- 
file portrait, the inscription of which testifies that " his extensiye learning, active 
mind, and generous heart were assiduously exerted in the senrioe of religion, lus 
country, and hie neighbour." 

His Letters to CHbbon, oonmioniy known under the title of the "Defence of the three 
hearenly witnesses," established his character as a yery able oontroyersialist. 
They shew that he was a learned theologian and an able dialectician, with the 
power of expressing his meaning lucidly and welL He takes occasion from one 
of the infidel historian's characteristic sneers to argue in a lengthy dissertation 
against him and other opponents, among whom the name of the wise and excel- 
lent air Isaac Newton is conspicuous, for the genuineness of the disputed yerse in 
S. John's epistle (1 S.John, y. 7), which speaks of the three witnesses. It is no 
reproach to the memory of the learned archdeacon to say that the progress of 
our critical knowledge of the manuscripts of the New Testament has established, 
in the opinion of the most competent scholars, the spuriousness of this yerse. 
The Christian faith does not rest on any particular texts of scripture for its 
foundation, but on the traditionary teaching of the church from its commence- 
ment. And in this point of view, the Letters to GUbhon will always retain some 
yalue, as a clear and succinct collation of some principal passages firom the 
fathers, tending to proye that the doctrine of the blessed Trinity was reoeiyed by 
the church catholic in their time. The archdeacon's style is, as may be expected 
from the period when he liyed, not free from the acerbities, then too common 
among controTcrsialists, but now happily, excepting in rare instances, abandoned 
by common consent. For the rise and progress of the controyersy see Nichols' 
Literary AMeedotes^ yol. ix. pp. 78-82. [Putting aside altogether the question 
of the authenticity or spuriousness of the yerse, which is eyen yet, after the 
labours and collations of scholars during the long period which has since elapsed, 
by no means a settled point, we must slways owe a debt of gratitude to Trayis 
for haying called forth Porson as an antagonist, and thus being the means of 
producing one of the most delightful critical works in the language, which 
though it would be absurd to compare it, as it has been compared, with 
Bentley's Dissertation on Phalaris, yet must eyer be considered as a rare com- 
pound of learning, acuteness, keen seyerity, and controyersial skill. C] 

Archdeacon Trayis was steward of the school festival in 1788. 

[The Rey. T. Oorser, whose wife was great niece to Mrs. Trayis, is possessed of 
two good miniature portraits of the archdeacon, and also of several of his letters 
and poems. He married in 1766 Ann, youngest daughter and coheiress of 
James Stringfellow esq. of Whitfield, who survived him many years. His death 
took place aft^r a short illness at Hampstead, to which place he had gone for 



cbaDge of air. A short account of archdeacon Travia, who appears to have been 
a man of varied accomplishments, and in social converse remarkably agreeable, 
Uvely and pleasant, uniting in his graceful manners the gentleman and the scholar, 
will be found in Nichols' LUerary Aneodotes, vol. ix. p. 78. T, C] 

William^ son of William Pharington^ vicar of Leigh, Lancashire, jm^^ ii. 

Of the ancient family of flhrington of Worden and Shaw haU, and eldest son of 
the Bev. William flkrington B.D. (who was vicar of Leigh from 1734 to 1767, 
dying in the latter year, and who held also the rectory of Warrington for a few 
months preceding his death) and brother to Joseph ffarington B.A., the bio- 
grapher of sir Joshua Reynolds, and Robert ffarington D.D., fellow of Brasenose 
college, Oxford, and rector of S. George's in the East, London. William 
ffiirington died in 1803, aged 57. 

John, son of Joseph Philpot, gentleman, Chester, Cheshire. n. 

Some monuments to the fisimily of Pbilpot may be seen in S. John's church, 
Chester. One John Philpot, probably uncle to this scholar, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of the Rev. Matthew Henry by Mary Warburton, heiress to her 
brother Peter Warburton esq. of Hofferston Gbange, Cheshire. Their only 
daughter, an heiress with 20,000/., married Nicholas Ashton esq. of Woolton hall, 
Lancashire, one of whose sons by a second wife, the Rev. Ellis Ashton M«A., 
late fellow of Brasenose college, Oxford, is now vicar of Huyton, near Prescot, 
and rector of Begbrooke, Oxfordshire. 

Robert, son of John Harrison, vicar of Mottram, Cheshire. 13. 

Brother of William Harrison. (See p. 36.) 

James, son of James Cook, clothier, Staley hall, Lancashire. n. 

Thomas, son of John Oulton, maltster, Nantwich, Cheshire. ii- 

John, son of John Crook, chymist and druggist, London, Middle- ^^rci^ 's- 


Henry, son of James Wolstenholme, tradesman, Neston, Wirrall, 15. 


Thomas, son of the late Robert Taylor, attorney-at-law, Staley- 15. 

bridge, Cheshire. 

Peter, son of Thomas Deacon, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. April x. 

For his brothers Thomas and John, see Register^ anno 1754. 

William, son of John Hardman, grocer, Manchester, Lancashire. %. 

John Hardman was constable of Manchester in 1757 and boronghreeve in 1764. 
His son William became the head of an opulent firm of drysalters. He resided 
in Quay-street, and was living in 18 13, being described in the Kameihwter and 
8aff6rd Dureetory of that year as WUliam Hardman esq. Probably he was in 
the commission of the peace. [He was baptised at S. Ann's ohuzoh, Manchester, 


April 26th 1746, and married at Saddleworth church. May 12th 1768, Maiy Ann, 
daughter and heiress of Mr. Joshua Lawton of Dobcross. He died January 15th 
1 81 3, and was buried at S. Mary's, Manchester, his worthy relict surTiying untQ 
the 29th March 1832. J2.] [He and others of his family were liberal and intel- 
ligent patrons of the fine arts, and ranked high amongst the collectors of their 
time. C] 
His sister Alicia is mentioned in a note, p. 73, of Wilson's MiseeUanieSi as a cele- 
brated beauty of her day. Some very pretty yerses addressed to her by the 
Bey. J, H. Hindley, chaplain of the Ooll^iate church (for whom see Begirier^ 
anno 1774), appear in the same yolume. 

junc"^^^a8. John, SOD of Gcorgc Audeley, attorney-at-law, Nantwich, Cheshire. 
18. John^ son of Charles Lyon^ supervisor of the salt ofiBice^ Winsford^ 

&8. William^ son of William Edge, tradesman^ Manchester, Lancashire. 

An attorney in Manchester. His father was boroughreeye in 1768. 

&8. Benjamin, son of Daniel Feushaw, baker, Manchester, Lancashire. 
28- James, son of William Goddard, vicar of Glossop, Derbyshire. 

James, son of William Qoddard, yicar of Glossop, and Elizabeth his wife, was bom 

March 25th and baptised April 2nd 1742. 
William Goddard succeeded William Bagshawe, called " the apostle of the Peak," 

about 1726, and was succeeded by Christopher Alcock about 1766. 

July 9. William, son of Joseph Ady, town clarke, Litchfield, Staffordshire. 

One of the actors in the play of Oato in 1759. 

There is in Boswell's lAfe of Johnson a letter from his sister Mary Adey (who after- 
wards married John Sneyd esq. of Belmont, Staffordshire, for whom see SegUter, 
anno 1777), and died at Lichfield in 1830 at a great age; upon whose authority 
the story rests of Samuel Johnson haying been carried when a little child upon 
his father's shoulders to hear Dr. Sacheyerel preach in the cathedral, and which 
is the subject of one of the bas^relieyos on the statue of Dr. Johnson at Lich- 
field, erected in 1838 by the rey. chancellor Law, opposite to the house where 
the great lexicographer was bom. (See Boswell's Life of Johnson, illustrated 
edition, yol. i. p. 36.) 

The &mily of Adey was connected by marriage with that of Simpson of Lichfield, 
in which latter faimily the office of town clerk has continued for the last hundred 
years. One Jane Adey, daughter of Joseph Adey, attorney, and grandfather of 
this scholar, married in 17 19 Stephen Simpson gent., the will of whose eldest son 
(a barrister of great talent but a spendthrift, who died young, and whose name 
occurs in Johnson's Lift) was witnessed by Oliyer Goldsmith, Dayid Ghirrick 
and Samuel Johnson, but neyer proyed, for he had nothing to leaye. 

There is a marble monument to the father of this scholar on the floor of 8. Michael's 
church, Lichfield. William Adey is said to haye settled in Norfolk, and died 



Robert and William, sons of John Robinson, tradesman, Man- juiy i6. 

Chester, Lancashire. 
William, son of George Lee, of Outrington, esq., Cheshire. *^ 

The fifth son of George Leigh of Oughtriogton esq., who was high sheriff of 
Oheshire in 1749, and brother of Samuel Leigh the fourth son. (See MegUter^ 
anno 1754.) 

Samuel, son of Richard Hill, merchant, Halifax, Yorkshire. 18. 

[Samuel, only son of Mr. Richard Hill of Soyland in Halifax by his wife Betty, 
daughter and coheir of Boger Kay of WoodhiU, near Bnry, gent, (nephew of 
the Ber. Boger Kay M.A., prebendary of Samm, and second founder of Bury 
grammar school), died at Soyland, and was buried at Bipponden 22nd October 
1756, in his nth year; and the property of the family passed ultimately with 
his sister to her husband, John Bower of Manchester esq. {Lane. M88, yoI. xxxL 
p. 320.) Bichard Hill of Soyland was the early friend and patron of John 
Collier, commonly called *' Tim Bobbin.*' (See Heywood On the South Lanech- 
thire DiaUotf p. 49.) i2.] 

Sereral of this family are buried in Bipponden churchyard, near Halifax. This 
scholar died shortly after his admission to the school, 22nd October 1756, aged 
10 years and 8 months. (See Watson's Euiory of HaHfax^ p. 427.) 

Thomas, son of the late Jno. Jones, minister at Elixton,* Cheshire. October i|. 


John, son of the late John Taylor, chapman, Manchester. January 10. 

Of Brasenose college, Oxford, where he took the following degrees : B.A. October 
2oth 1763; M.A. June 27th 1766; B.M. April 5th 1769; D.M. March 3rd 
1780 ; and was nominated to a Hulmian exhibition in 1764. 

He was a rery distinguished physician, and is referred to in Doming Basbotham's 
Verses intended to have been spoken at the breaking up of the Free Orammar 
School in 1782. (See Introduction.) Dr. Taylor resided at Beading, where he 
died 9th May 1825, at the adyanced age of 83 years ; and in the Oxford Herald 
of the 2i8t of the same month there appeared the following short notice of his 
life : " A Tery eminent physician, who practised at Beading and its neighbour- 
hood for upwards of half a century. He was distinguished for skill, attention 
and success. To the poor his advice and assistance were gratuitously rendered, 
and his priyate charities were extensiye and discriminating. At Brasenose col- 
lege he acquired a character for deep learning and general knowledge. In 1 808 
he sustained a severe loss by the death of his only son lieutenant-colonel Taylor, 
who was rising by his brayery and meritorious conduct to the height of military 
honours when his country was deprived of his services in a spirited charge which 
he made on the enemy at the battle of Yimiera. He was a student of Christ 
church, Oxford, and M.A. A handsome monument is erected to his memory in 
the cathedral." 

* Flixtou, near Manchester, is in Lancashire. 



John Taylor had a brother Charles, who was also M.D. and for many years secre- 
tary to the Society for the enoonragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, 
and a corresponding member of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical 
Society. His name does not appear in the School BegiHer. There is a notice of 
him in the OmdlemaiCM Maganne^ 1816, p. 377. He died at Hammersmith 24th 
August 1 8 16. 

[Dr. John Taylor, so long eminent in his day as a physician, is, after the lapse of 
only forty years, unknown eren by name to the faculty at Beading. Such is 
Fame! i2.] 

januai^ii. John, SOD of Richard Richardson^ turnpike keeper^ Stratford, Che- 
II. Charles and Peter^ sons of Joseph Snow^ wine merchant, Chester. 

Joseph Snow, the father, was sheriff of Chester in 1768 and mayor in 1780. Peter 
Snow was an attorney of that city, and resided in Northgate^street in 1784. 

». Samuel, son of Henry Barges, carpenter, Manchester. 

II. John, son of William Fletcher, shopkeeper, Manchester. 

IS. John, son of John Park« innkeeper, Manchester. 

lA. William, son of Robert Houghton, farmer, Newton, Lancashire. 

IX. William, son of Thomas Walton, Chymist, Manchester. 

IX. John, son of John Jackson, innkeeper, Manchester. 

11. Samuel, son of Samuel Hough, shoemaker, Manchester. 

». Francis, son of John Bentley, innkeeper, Manchester. 

IX. John, son of the late Hugh Shakeshaft, sadler, Manchester. 

IX. William, son of William Bagshaw, cotton twister, Manchester. 

IX. Thomas, son of William Worseley, huckster, Manchester. 

i^ James, son of James Moss, farmer, Broughton, Lancashire. 

1^ John, son of John Greener, innkeeper, Manchester. 

» William, son of John Smith, grocer, Manchester. 

>7- Richard, son of the late John Crewe, esq., Cheshire. 

Younger and only brother of John Crewe, the first lord Crewe. He was a major- 
general in the army, and died at Southampton 17 th June 18 14, aged 64. 

March 7. Michacl, SOU of John Poulton, exciseman, Manchester. 

10. Sir Thomas, son of the late Sir Thomas Egerton, Heaton, Lane. 

His father, sir Thomas Grey Egerton, who was sixth baronet, and of the family of 
Egerton of Egerton and Oulton in Cheshire, and married Catherine, daughter 
and coheiress of the Bev. John Copley M.A., rector of Tbomhill in the county 
of York, and fellow of the Collegiate church, Manchester, died the year before 
his son was admitted to the school. The first baronet of the &mily was sir Bow- 



land EgertOD, created 1617, who married Bridget, sister and heiress of Thomas 
Grey fifteenth lord Grej de Wilton, who died in the tower of London in 1614, 
having been engaged in sir Walter Raleigh's plot. 

Bom in 1749, sir Thomas Egerton proceeded from the school to Christ church, 
Oxford, and was created M.A. 14th February 1769. He married on 12th of Sep> 
tember, in the same year, Eleanor, daughter and coheiress of sir Ralph Asheton, 
the last baronet of the Ashetons of Middleton, having been elected one of the 
representatives of the county of Lancaster in 1768, which office he held till the 
dissolution of parliament in 1784, when he was raised to the peerage by the title 
of baron Grey de Wilton of Wilton castle, Herefordshire. The viscountship 
and earldom of Wilton were conferred upon him in 1801. He died at Heaton 
house 23rd September 18 14, aged 65, and was buried at Prestwich, leaving only 
one daughter surviving him, Eleanor, who had married in 1794 Robert viscount 
Belgrave (afterwards earl Grosvenor and marquis of Westminster), on whose 
second and third sons the earldom of Wilton is entailed; the baronetoy then 
reverting to John Egerton esq. of Egerton and Oulton. The Heaton estates 
came into the family by the marriage of sir John Egerton, the third baronet, 
with the heiress of the Hollands of Heaton and Denton. 

Sir Thomas Egerton did not take any prominent part in the house of commons 
as a debater, nor when elevated to the house of lords. In 1775 he presented 
the address from Manchester in support of the American war, and in 1798 (as 
lord Grey de Wilton) he spoke on and supported the Lancaster sessions bill. 
With this exception he does not appear as a speaker, nor is his name to be found, 
during many years, in the printed lists of the divisions in the house of lords. But 
he interested himself in public matters relating to the town of Manchester, giving 
valuable aid in raising the volunteer corps for which that town earned so high a 
character of loyalty and zeal during the war with America and with France. He 
commanded one of the regiments which served in Ireland from 1797 to 1802, 
returning home in May of the latter year. On that occasion he entertained the 
members of the regiment at dinner in the open yard of Chetham's hospital, and 
was carried in triumph from thence by his soldiers into S. Ann's square. He 
was a liberal subscriber to the charities of the town, and highly respected for the 
many excellencies both of his public and private life. As one of the feoffees of 
the free grammar school, although his name is not given in the list of feoffees 
which appears in Whatton's History of the School^ he, with Mr. Edward Greaves 
of Culcheth and Mr. Robert Radclyffe of Foxdenton, acting on behalf of the 
feoffees, signed the contract with Messrs. Townleys and Rothwell for rebuilding 
the old grammar school in 1776 — a copy of which is given in the Appendix. 
He was also feoffee of Chetham's hospital. 

A monumental inscription in Prestwich church records that he was "eminently 
correct in every religious and social duty, zealously attached to his king and 
country, and peculiarly attentive to the calls of charity and ready to every good 
work. On different occasions, during times of disturbance and danger, he 
quitted the enjoyments of his peaceful habits and domestic quiet for the troubles 




and anxieties of a military life, both in England and Ireland, as colonel of a 
regiment of royal Lancashire volunteers, whose serrices were no less nsefdl and 
important to the country than honourable to himself and to those under hia 

" In the same yault are deposited the remains of the relict of the deceased earl, 
Eleanor countess of Wilton and coheiress of sir Ralph Asheton of Middleton 
bait. She died on the 3rd of February 18 16, in the 67 th year of her age, not 
less distinguished than her departed lord by her strict attention to eyery religious 
and moral duty, and actuated by the same principle of doing good.'* 

To the school where he deri?ed his early education the late earl of Wilton was 
warmly attached throughout his life, and for his preceptors there entertained, 
as erery good man is sure in after life to entertain, feelings of gratitude and 
respect. Mainly to him is owing the establishment of the anniversary festivals 
of the old scholars ; he presided at the meeting when it was resolved so to com- 
memorate their schoolboy days; he was steward on the first occasion in 17S2, 
and frequently present in subsequent years. His engraved portrait, in military 
uniform, is in the old school. For pedigree of Egerton of Egerton see Ormerod*s 
Cheshire^ vol. ii. pp. 350-1. 

mJ^'^xx. John, son of Samuel Moss, rector of Horton, Staffordshire. 

Samuel Moss, of firasenose college Oxford, B.A. October 13th 1722, was perpe- 
tual curate of Horton for upwards of half a century, and held also the vicarage 
of Dilhorne in the same county. There is a mural tablet in the chancel of Hor- 
ton church, commemorating himself and his wife and two sons ; but there is no 
record of this scholar, John Moss, to be found there. Samuel Moss died 2Dd 
February 1776, aged 77, and his wife Susannah died 29th March 1765, aged 64. 
On the tablet is the following inelegant couplet : 

" I leave them here, 'tis you I trust, 
Let none molest our sacred dust." 
The house at Horton, called the parsonage, was given by the patron at that time 
for the use of Mr. Moss and his successors in the curacy, provided they occupy 
it, otherwise it is to be let for the benefit of the poor. 

April zj Thomas, son of the late Robert Sandford, lawyer, Wem, Shrop- 
X9. Thomas, son of John Tarbrook, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 
July t8. William, son of William Thaccarey, steward to Sir John Moseley, 

Hahcourts,* Lancashire. 

Brother of Joseph Thackeray. (See RegiHeTf anno 1754.) 

June XI. John, sou of John Bagnall, woollen draper, Manchester, Lane. 

»i William, son of William Chadwicke, yeoman, Stratford, Cheshire. 
- — — ■ — > — — 

* Ancoats hall, Manche8t<:>r. 



Japies^ son of John Heap^ gentleman, Hazlington^ Lancashire. junJ^^^zt. 

Went from the school to firasenoee college, Oxford, and was nominated Hulmian 
exhibitioner in 1765 ; proceeding B.A. loth October 1765 ; M.A. ist Jane 1768. 
He succeeded to a fellowship, and was for many years resident in college, being 
tutor, and subsequently the vice-principaL In 1786 he was presented to the 
rectory of Gottingham in Northamptonshire, one of the benefioes in the gift of 
the college ; but he held it scarcely two years, dying there suddenly loth Decem- 
ber 1787 in the 44th year of his ago. He was present at the anniyersary festiyals 
of the scholars in 1783 and 1785. 

John^ son of John Iluhnes^ curate of Hazlington, Lancashire. ^'- 

Companion of the preceding scholar at home and at school, John Holmes became 
also his cotemporary at college. He was nominated Hulmian exhibitioner in 
1767, and took the following degrees : B.A. i ith October 1766 ; M.A. 24th May 
1769; B. and D.D. 13th December 1786. Haying been elected fellow he suc- 
ceeded to the rectory of Whiteohapel, London, which is in the patronage of the 

Dr. Holmes was steward of the anniyersary dinner in 179 1. He died 17th August 
1795) '^K^ 5' years, and was buried at Haslingden, and a brass plate upon a 
stone before the steps of the altar commemorates him in language which Dr. 
Whitaker in his Hitiory qf WhaUey, p. 407, designates ''the excusable partiality 
of suryiying friendship.'' The inscription is as follows : 

Juxta patemos et matemos cineres 
Suos hie human yoluit 


Coll. ^nei Nasi apud Oxonienses olim Sooius 

EoclesiiB beatsD Manse de Whitechapel, Londini, 


Ab amicis superstitibus hiU} tabulA 

Posterorum simul laudibus commendatns 

Yir sincerus, urbanus, amabilis, 

Erga parentes apprim^ plus, 

Amicis prescipu^ benignus et jucundus, 

Cseteris omnibus comitate morum acoeptissimus, 

Regno et Eoclesue Anglicanis 

Utpote felici quodam temperamento constitutis, 

Amore et reyerentiA fideliter deyinctus. 

Eyangelii denique Minister 

DootrinA, moribus, fide, ornatus 

Spectabilis, inoorruptus.* 

John, son of Henry Houghton, steward, Prescot, Lancashire. ^s 

• Was not this written by Dr. Whitaker himself? [C] 


August I. Boger^ son of John Hudson^ tradesman^ Macclesfield^ Cheshire. 
13. Joseph^ son of William Edwards, innkeeper^ Bath. 

? Of Bnsenose college, Oxford. B.A. loth October 1765 ; M.A. and July 1770. 

June ao. William, son of the late Bichard Arnald, rector of Thurcaston, 


Bichard Amald, the father (for twenty- four years rector of Thurcaaton in Leices- 
tershire, the beloyed retreat of bishop Hurd, and celebrated by the poetry of 
Mason), was the author of the " Commentary of the Apocrypha,** forming part of 
that well-known CommentcMry on the Holy Scriptures which bears the other 
names of Patrick, Whitby and Lowth. He had six children, of whom William 
was the fourth, and the only son who surriTed his parents. 

William was of S. John's college, Cambridge, and gained the honours of the 
senior wranglership in 1766, from many distinguished competitors — among 
whom were B. P. Arden, afterwards lord AlTanley, and John Law the future 
bishop of Clonfert, Killala, and Elphin (brother of the first lord EUenborough), 
who was second wrangler and the chancellor's senior medallist. The latter is 
said to have remembered with bitterness all through his life the defeat which he 
sustained in this struggle for the highest academical dbtinction : not eren his 
elevation to the then opulent Irish bishopric of Elphin with io,oooZ. a year could 
make him forgive or forget what he considered to be a permanent injury to his 
public reputation. 

William Amald was elected fellow of his college in 1767, became tutor in 1768, 
and took the following degrees: A.M. 1769; B.D. 1776; D.D. 178 1. In the 
year 1775 he was spoken of as successor to Dr. W. S. Powell, master of S. John's, 
and would probably have been elected had he been older, but he was then only 
thirty years of age. In the same year Dr. Bichard Hurd, lately consecrated bishop 
of Lichfield and previously fellow of Emmanuel college, Cambridge (which num- 
bered also among its distinguished fellows Richard Amald), appointed him his 
chaplain, and by his kindness he became precentor of Lichfield cathedraL 

In the following year, when a change was made in the prssceptorial establishment 
of the prince of Wales, owing to the resignation of Dr. William Markham, bishop 
of Chester, and his colleague Cjril Jackson, the appointment of head tutor to the 
future sovereign and his brother the duke of York was confeired on bishop Hurd, 
and by his recommendation William Amald, then B.D., was nominated as sub- 
preceptor; the prince's retiring instructors, who are said to have found their 
office by no means an enviable one, being rewarded shortly afterwards — one with 
the archbishopric of York and the other with the rich and important preferment 
of the deanery of Christ church, Oxford, the dignity of which he so well sus- 
tained, and discharged its duties so ably for the space of twenty-six years. The 
new royal instmctors held their office until 178 1. Amald Was the prince's tutor 
in science, and in 1779 became canon of Windsor. Bishop Hurd vras in 178 1 
translated to the richer see of Worcester. 

The close of the hitherto brilliant career of Dr. William Amald was melancholy in 


the extreme. In January 1782, to the unspeakable regret aa well as surprise of 
all his friends, some symptoms of insanity appeared, which put a stop to any 
expectations of further preferment to which he might attain, or of continued use- 
fulness on his part in any public capacity. This unhappy state of mind, which 
terminated only with his death in the autumn of 1 802, " was for more than twenty 
years the cause of real grief to a numerous circle of friends, who, attached to him 
by the strongest ties of gratitude and affection, admired his abilities, loved the 
sweetness of hu manners, and acknowledged the goodness of his heart." He died 
at Leicester. 

*' Omni membrorum damno major est dementia, que nee 
Nomina servorum, neo Tultum agnoacit amici." 

In bishop Hurd's Diary is the following brief but touching entry : '* My most de- 
scrying, unhappy friend, Dr. William Arnald, died at Leicester, August 5th 
1802." His mother, who was a daughter of the Bey. John Woods A.M., died 
April 1 1 th 1782, aged 65 ; and he erected the monument to hia parents in Thur- 
caston church a yery short time before that terrible affliction fell upon him which 
lasted to the end of his days. That portion of the inscription which relates to 
his father is worth recording here, on account of the reference to the commentary 
of which he was the author : 

"Near this place lieth the body of the Rey. Richard Arnald B.D., Fellow of 
Emmanuel College, Rector of this parish and Prebendary of Lincoln, who died 
September 4th 1756, aged 56. 

Remember my judgment 
For thine also shall be so. 
Yesterday for me, and today for thee. 
Ecdus. xxxyiij. 22, with the commentary.'* 
That commentary is as follows : " The wise man here, to make the stronger im- 
pression upon his readers or pupils, makes the dead or dying person address the 
liying in these affecting words — remember my judgment, &c., i,e. my doom, the 
sentence of death passed upon me. Kp^ is used in this sense ch. xlj. in seyeral 
places upon the like occasion. Or the sense may be, when you attend at a fune- 
ral, think that the dead person speaks thus to you in dumb show or in a low 
yoice : Remember the sentence of mortality passed upon me : as my present state 
is, the same will be your condition soon. Today was my turn, tomorrow will be 
your yisitation : what has happened to me is thine and eyery man's lot. What 
a fine memento is this to the liying! How much better would this plain, short, 
instructiye sentence adorn a monumental stone, than the tedious, fulsome, and 
often false inscriptions of modem epitaphs ! " (4to ed. 1809, yol. y. p. 448.) 

It is remarkable that this text should be the one engrayed on his own monument 
so many years after. 

A sermon, preached by Dr. W. Arnald before the uniyersity of Cambridge on 
commencement Sunday 17 81, has been printed since his death, agreeably to the 
directiona of his will. He retained a grateful sense of the benefits deriyed at 
Manchester school, leaving in his will a legacy of 50^ fbr the purchase of books 


for the school library, part of which sum was expended by Mr. LawBon and the 
remainder by Dr. Smith. (See Nichols's Literary AnecdoteM, toI. i p. 579, rol. 
ii. p. 704, ToL TL p. 499 ; and Kilvert, Life of Bishop Surd.) 

janilS^ II. Joseph, son of Peter Green, yeoman, Westleigh, Lancashire, 
u. William, son of Thomas Lorimer, grocer, Preston, Lancashire. 

The family of Lorimer have long left Preston ; and there is nothing to be learned 
there of this scholar, nor of his two brothers John and Charles, whose names oc- 
cur in the years 1768 and 1777. But in the Biographical Dictionary of lAmmff 
Authore, 18 16, one William Lorimer, a clergyman, is said to hare resided many 
years in South Carolina, and to be the author of a yaluable tract entitled, A 
Letter to the Com Committee on the importation of rough rice as a supplement 
to wheat Jlaur. 8yo, 1796. 

II. George, son of the late George Hill, farmer. Moss-side, Lane. 

i». John, son of John Holbrook, gardiner, Tabley, Cheshire. 

It. Samuel, son of John Hill, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 

IX. James, son of John Clegg, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 

IX. John, son of Robert Siddall, calenderer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

It. John, son of Edward Smith, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 

11. Thomas, son of John Chewe, broker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

12. Matthew, son of John Worhurst, joiner, Manchester, Lanc^hire. 
It. James, son of James Pedley, shoemaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

He was for more than forty years one of the assistant masters of the school, and 
the first curate of S. Thomas's chapel, Pendleton, which was consecrated in 1776, 
having previously been used as a house of meeting for the followers of John 
Wesley. He held the curacy for the long space of forty-nine years, and died on 
the 29th of June 1825, aged 79. He is noticed in the OeiUleman^s Magazine of 
that year as having shewn himself ** industrious, vigilant and useful, as a teacher 
of youth : and as a Christian pastor, devout, candid and unassuming." He was, 
I think, of S. Edmund hall, Oxford, and appears to have delayed taking his B.A. 
degree for some time after passing the requisite examination ; for his name oocois 
among the Oxford graduates as B.A. and M.A. of the same year, viz. 1795. 

I&. Thomas, son of Jonathan Park, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. 
IX. Thomas, son of Thomas Taylor, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lane, 
la. George Buckley, son of Buckley Bower, attorney-at-law, Stock- 
port, Cheshire. 

One of the actors in the play at the Manchester theatre in 1759. From the school 
he was admitted to Queen's college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. 14th 
January 1768. He was shortly after this elected fellow of Brasenose, and took 
his M.A. degree loth October 1770. 




He was presented in 1788 to the college Hying of Great Billing in Northampton- 
shire, where he 'partly rebuilt the rectory-house, but did not live to reside in it. 
Dr. William Clearer, bishop of Chester, who held conjoinUy with the bishopric 
the principalship of Brasenose college, appointed him archdeacon of Bichmond 
in 1797 on the promotion of Dr. Thomas Braithweite to the archdeaconry of 

Qeorge Buckley Bower died at Aspinshaw in Derbyshire, 26th December 1800, and 
is buried in Hayfield church, near Stockport, having survived his wife only a few 
months. A mural tablet in Great Billing church commemorates them both, and 
also their only child Frances, who died in 18 15, aged 16, and who is buried at 
Neston in Cheshire, where her maternal relations lived. In Hayfield church 
also there is a monument to his memory and that of his father, who survived 
him three years, dying at the age of 81, "eminent for knowledge, integrity and 
generosity in the profession of the law, and whose attendance upon divine wor- 
ship, when burdened with years and infirmities, was constant, devout and exem- 

He was one of thirty-one gentlemen present at the meeting called by sir Thomas 
Egertou bart. on the 24th September 1781, when it was resolved to Commemorate 
their schoolboy days by an anniversary meeting of old scholars in the month of 
October in each year — a custom which prevails to this day. 

John, son of Charles Beswicke^ doth- maker, Manchester^ Lane. janiii^yi6. 

[He was born 29th October 1746, and was the favourite pupil of his kinsman Mr. 
Robert Thyer. He was of S. John's college, Cambridge; B.A. 1770 ; and sue* 
oeeded to the estates of his great uncle John Halliwell of Pike house, Bochdale, 
esq. in 177 1. His will is dated Pike house, 31st January 1772, and dying there 
on the 3rd June 1773, unmarried, he was succeeded by his next brother Robert 
Beswicke esq., ancestor of the present representative of these ancient families. 
(Lanc.MSS.) i2.] 

Richard, son of Richard Hey, weaver^ Manchester, Lancashire. 17. 

Alexander, son of the late George Barker, lead merchant, Whitely- Feb. 10. 

wood, Derbyshire. ^ 

John, son of James Crallan, chandler, Manchester, Lancashire. March ^9. 

Brother of James Crallan {Begister 1748) and Thomas Crallan {MegiHer iTSS)» 

Thomas, son of John Guest, threadmaker, Manchester, Lane. 09- 

Thomas, son of the Rev. Thomas Foxley, fellow of the Collegiate 31- 

chorch, Manchester, Lancashire. 

He was of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 14th January 1772; M.A. i8th No- 
vember 1 7 80; and was presented by his schoolfellow sir Thomas Egerton bart. 
to the rectory of Radcliffe in 1784, and held the same for upwards of half a cen- 
tury, dying unmarried 13th December 1838 at the age of 86. He held also the 
vicarage of Batley in Yorkshire, and was domestic chaplain to the first earl of 


Wilton. He was feoffee of the school and also of Chatham's hospital, a yery 
regular attendant at the anniversary dinners for many years, and steward in 
1790. His portrait, engraved hy Thomson from a painting hy Lonsdale, may 
be seen on the walls of the old grammar school. 


June a6. Edward, 8011 of the late William Nicholls, attorney-at-law^ Staf- 
ford^ Staffordshire. 

July 4- Peter, son of the late Peter Gibbons, apothecary, Manchester, 

4- Henry, son of Barnabas Tunstall, innkeeper, London, Middlesex. 

Aug. 7- John, son of William Griffith, custom-house keeper, Chester, 


Sept. 6. Robert and Joseph, sons of Isaac Heapey, attorney-at-law, Man- 

[Bohert Heapey, son of Isaac Heapey of Stockport, solicitor, and of his wife 
Margaret, daughter of the Ber. Joseph Downes M.A., chaplain of the Collegiate 
church of Manchester, prohahly died young. Joseph Downes Heapey, his 
younger brother, bom in 1753, married Elizabeth, daughter of George Langton 
of Liyerpool esq., 20th September 1774. He was accidentally killed by a fall 
from his horse, and was buried in the Collegiate church 22nd February 1776, 
aged 24. His relict died May 8th 1788. 12.] 

October J. Thomas, son of Richard Whitehead, esq., Manchester. 

[He was descended from an old and respectable family in the Fylde, who held the 
advowson of S. Michaers-on-Wyre and lands in Garstang. His father was an 
agent of the Derby family in Preston in the middle of the last century, and after- 
wards settled in Manchester. i2.] The son became fellow of S. Peter's college, 
Cambridge, on the foundation of Dr. Andrew Feme; A.B. 1770; A.M. 1773; 
and rector of Eocleston in 1770, of which benefice his father (who was high 
sheriff of the county of Lancaster in 1759) ^^ patron pro h&o yioe, and he held 
the same until his death, 26th May 18 12, aged 66 years. He was in the commis- 
sion of the peace, and died at Preston, leaying issue four sons and one daughter. 
His eldest son became lieutenant-general sir Thomas Whitehead K.C.B., who 
died 7th April 1851, at the age of 74, and is buried at Eccleston. 

4. Samuel, son of Samuel Clowes, esq. 

G^ie eldest son of Samuel Clowes esq. of Broughton hall, and of his wife Rachel, 
daughter of William Leigh esq. of Westhoughton. He was of Trinity college, 
Cambridge; A.B. 1772 ; and married in 1774 Martha, daught43r of J ohn Tipping 
of Manchester, merchant. Two of his sons, the Bey. John Clowes A.M., fellow 
of the Collegiate church, and William Legh Clowes esq., were subsequently 
feoffees of the school. In 1777 he filled the ofiice of sheriff of the county of Lan- 
caster, and in the following year was appointed captain of the Lancashire militia. 


He was elected feoffee of the school in 1785, and was a rerj regular attendant at 
the anniyersary dinners, acting as steward in the year before mentioned with 
B. P. Arden (afterwards Lord Alvanley), the attorney-general and chief justice 
of the county palatine of Chester. 
[Mr. Clowes died 5th October 1799, aged 49, and was buried in the Collegiate 
church on the 13th October, his wife haying been buried in the same church 
a 2nd January 1790, aged 37, haTing died in child-bed. {Lanectshire MSS. toL 
xix. p. 92.) i2.] 

Thomas^ son of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Stanley, rector of Winwick, January ". 

A junior branch of the family of the earls of Derby. Of the three sons of Dr. 
Thomas Stanley who were educated at the school, Thomas afterwards colonel 
Stanley of Cross hall, Lancashire, was the eldest. [He continued at the school 
at least until his seyenteenth year, as in 1766 he spoke, and probably had written, 
the Latin poem on the annual day. It was headed "Prinoeps et Principissa 
Brunsyicences Hospites," beginning — 

" O Neptune, maris domitor quem littora drcum 
Albionis fama est yitreo sub gurgite rapes 
Albentes habitare ;*' 
and concluding, 

" — — O utinam parili tua pectora flammA 
Dum fervent, animoque tibi sedet eemula yirtus 
Ipse pater csptis aspirans Jupiter eequam 
Aocumulet famam longosque benignior annos.*' 

Lane- MSS. iZ.] 

He was chosen one of the representatires of the county of Lancaster in parlia- 
ment in 1774, and rechosen at each subsequent election till 18 12, when he retired 
on the ground of iU health. Colonel of the first regiment of Lancashire militia 
from the time of its being embodied at the commencement of the war with France 
in 1792 to the time of his death, he accompanied that regiment to Ireland during 
the rebellion of 1798. He died at Bath on 24th December 1816, where he was 
then residing for the benefit of his health, and was buried by his own desire in 
the family yault at Ormskirk ; but there is no monumental record of him there. 
He was neyer married. Colonel Stanley was steward of the anniversary meeting 
in 1784, with Mr. Thomas Battersbee as his colleague, who was then upwards of 
80 years of age. In the records of the first anniversary we find " health was 
drank to Mr. Battersbee, the father of the meeting, in his fifth yigint." Though 
arrived at so great age, he continued to attend these meetings to the year pre- 
ceding his death. He was constable of Manchester in 1750 and boroughreeve in 
1760, and died i8th January 1788. 
Colonel Stanley was very popular as one of the representatives of the county, and 
his portrait, presented to the merchants and manu&cturers of Manchester in 



1809 by Thomas Johnson and James Ackers eeqs., hangs in the exchange news- 
room, with an inscription recording that it was placed there " as a testimony of 
public regard for the ability and zeal with which he uniformly promoted the 
commercial interests of the town during eight successive parliaments." This 
portrait was wantonly injured in the disgraceful riots which occurred on the 8th 
April 1 813. Though not taking a prominent part in the debates of the house of 
commons, we find bim seconding a motion made by Mr. Burke in 1 781 respecting 
the treatment of the inhabitants of the island of S. Eustathius in the West 
Indies, on its capture by the British forces, and remarking that the conduct 
of the fleet and army on this occasion were so truly impolitic and disgraceful 
that they deserved the severest reprehensions from every one who paid any 
regard to the feelings of humap nature or to the character of an Englishman. In 
1797 he was occupied in promoting a bill for increasing the allowance of debtors 
from fourpence to sixpence. In June 1 804 he divided against the third reading 
of Mr. Pitt's additional force bill ; and in July he objected to the third reading 
of the com bill, which he considered as particularly injurious to the county of 
Lancaster. In 1805 he sat as chairman of a committee to enquire into the daims 
of the duke of Athol to a further remuneration as the former proprietor of the 
Isle of Man. In August 1807 we find him objecting to the bill which permitted 
the militia to volunteer for the army. 

Colonel Stanley was an original member of the Roxburgh dub, a- great book col- 
lector, and in 181 3 a selection from his distinguished library was sold by auction 
by R. H. Evans, Pull Mall, London, the sale extending over eight days. I have 
in my possession a catalogue marked with the price at which each lot was sold, 
and with the name of the purchaser. Some of the books sold were rare or very 
choice copies of French, Spanish and Italian works, and fetched, what were 
considered at that period, enormous prices ; and the whole number of lots, which 
was upwards of 1 100, realized a sum amounting to nearly 8000Z. [Dr. Dibdin 
gives an animated account of this sale, which he styles "the Stanley tourna- 
ment" in his Bibliographical Decameron^ vol. iiL pp. 78-83. See also Home's 
Introduction, vol. ii. p. 674. On the DeBry Dr. Dibdin rises into ecstasy. The 
purchaser was the duke of Devonshire. The total amount of the sale, according 
to the doctor, was 8,332^. Colonel Stanley considered that the collection sold 
had not cost him more than 2,500^. C] 

A small engraved portrait of colonel Stanley, from a painting by Edridge, is in the 
old grammar school, showing a mild, pleasant and thoughtful countenance. 

Dr. Thomas Stanley died 27th June 1764; his widow survived him sixteen years, 
dying at Liverpool 37 th November 1780. 

jani^ii. John, son of James Wright, brazier, Manchester, Lancashire. 

II. Joseph, son of Robert Smith, checkmaker, Manchester, Lane. 

II. James, son of John Smith, grocer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

II. Charles, son of William Worsley, labourer, Manchester, Lane. 



Samuel, son of William Jackson, weaver, Manchester, Lane. January u. 

David, son of Abraham Haywood, warper, Manchester, Lane. ■>• 

Thomas, son of John Priestnall, grocer, Manchester, Lane. "- 

Joseph, son of Lawrence Piatt, undertaker of y« highways, Man- "- 

Chester, Lancashire. 

William, sou of John Radley, reedmaker Manchester, Lancashire. »- 

Thomas, son of John Pickford, brickmaker, Manchester, Lane. n. 

John, son of William Heast, nailer, Manchester, Lancashire. >>• 

Matthias, son of John Warhurst, huckster, Manchester, Lane. "- 

William, son of William Tatton, esq., Withinshaw, Cheshire. »*• 

The only son of William Tatton esq. of Withenshaw (by Hester, daughter and 
finally heiress of John Egerton esq. of Tatton park), and assumed the name of 
Egerton in 1780. It is not a little remarkable that he succeeded to the inherit* 
ance of a plaoe^bearing his own paternal name, in right of another family, whose 
name it was then neoessary for him to adopt instead of his own. He was created 
M.A. of Brasenose college, Oxford, i6th June 1770. In 1802 he was elected M.P. 
for Cheshire, having previously represented the boroughs of Hindon in Wilts, 
and Newcastle^nnder-Lyne, Staffordshire. He served the office of high sheriff of 
Cheshire in the year 1778 ; was feoffee of the grammar school 17 81, and also of 
Chetham's hospital. He attended the anniversary festivals frequently during the 
first twenty years, and was steward of the first meeting with sir Thomas Egerton 

William Egerton was four times married : ist, to the eldest daughter of Dr. John 
Fountayne dean of York ; 2nd, to the second daughter of Biohard Wilbraham 
Bootle esq. of Bode; 3rd, to the eldest daughter of sir Qeorge Armytage bart. of 
Kirklees in the county of York; 4th, to the daughter of T. W. Fayler esq. of Ueden 
in Kent, who died in 1804 shortly after her marriage : and would seem to have 
been fortunate in his wives, for the monumental inscriptions referring to three of 
these ladies in Northenden church speak in high terms of their many excel- 
lencies, personal, mental and conjugal. (See Ormerod's Che9hire, vol. iii. p. 317.) 
With all due allowanoe for the custom of that period, which certainly was to 
make the monumental records speak " de mortuis nil nisi bonum," one almost 
wonders how, after such excellence as he was blessed with in his second wife, he 
oould take to himself a third. Let it be said, however, that a decent interval 
of three or four years intervened in each instance between the death of one wife 
and the espousal of another. 

There is an epigram on a man who married three wives : 

Tertia nupta mihi, variisque statibus uxor ; 

H»c juveni, ilia viro, tertia nupta seni. 
Altera propter opt», teneris milii nupta sub annis -, 

Altera propter o^et ; altera propter opem. 


What is to be said of one who married four ? 

[Defecere oznnes. In(>pem non deficit oxor 
Mox serum ad funus quarta latura yirum. 

J. G. &] 

William Egerton died list April 1806, aged 56 years, as a marble tablet by J. 
Bacon junr. records, " yeiy generally and deeply lamented for his many domestia 

janvuuy 16. Immanuel^ son of the Rev. William Barker^ dean of Baphoe^ Ire- 

This scholar was brother of William Barker (see Beguter, anno 1754), who died 
young, and of John Barker (see anno 1777). He became captain in the army, 
and died at Burr house, Bakewell, 28th July 1794, aged 52. 

His &ther is described in* page 55 as chaplain to the duke of Deronshire, and was 
promoted to the deanery of Baphoe, 17th June i757) probably through the in- 
fluence of that nobleman. He died in 1776. ^ 

II. John^ son of William Ford, bookkeeper^ Manchester^ Lancashire. 

II. John^ son of Thomas Snape^ shopkeeper^ Manchester, Lancashire, 

s. Ashworth, son of James Clegg^ yarn merchant, Manchester, Lane. 

tx. Robert, son of Robert Barker, yeoman, Bubnell, Derbyshire. 

Probably of S. Peter's college, Cambiidge, A.B. 1764, when he was tenth junior 
optime, and A.M. 1767. He was presented by bishop Cleaver to the rectory of 
8. Anne*8 church, Manchester, in December 1795* on the death of the rer. Row- 
land Sandford, 6.A., and he held also the perpetual curacy of Astley in Leigh, 
near Manchester. He died 29th April 1822, aged 81. A daughter married 
Mr. Gkorge G. Gardom, of Bubnell, near Bakewell. The family of Barker still 
exists in Bakewell. 

II. William, son of Joseph Robinson, fustian shearer, Manchester, 

V. George, sou of George Heron, gentleman. Mere, Cheshire. 

Fellow of Brasenose college, Oxford, and took the degree of B.A. 30th May 177 1 ; 
M.A. 9th June 1774* He was presented by the college to the reotory of Selham 
in Sussex, and held also the rectory of Warburton in Cheshire from 1776 to 
1799, and for two years (1786-88) was rector of Grappenhall in the same county. 

George Heron, elected feoffee of the school in 1804, was frequently present at the 
anniyersary festiyals, and acted as steward in 1786, with Lawrence Bawstome 
esq. as his colleague. He died 24th January 1832. His father, who married 
Felicia daughter of Peter Brooke esq. of Mere, purchased the manor of Daresbury 
from the family of Daniell, who had held it for many generations. 

I'- John, son of Robert Scholes, farmer, Chetham, Lancashire. 
March a6. "William, SOU of Gcorgc Clayton, whitesmith, Manchester, Lane. 



James^ sou of William Wood^ yeoman, Northenden Etchells, Apru *%. 

John and Thomas^ sons of Robert Gartside^ tradesman^ Manches- m- 

ter, Lancashire. 
William and Hugh, sons of Hugh Ford, gentleman, Manchester, umj %i. 


The sons of Hugh Forde of Forde Green in the coanty of Stafford gentleman, who 
died 6th Septemher 1788, and Jane his wife daughter of William Milnes of Bank 

William, the elder son, baptised at Norton in the Moors, Staffordshire, ist Julj 
1743, was educated for the medical profession, and a pupil of that distinguished 
surgeon Charles White, F.B.S., of Manchester. He afterwards settled at Not- 
tingham and married Jane, daughter of John Famworth attorney of that town, 
by whom he had four daughters : Mary, who married the Rev. John Blunt, yicar 
of Lilleshall, in the county of Salop (father of the late well-known John James 
Blunt B.D., fellow of S. John's college and lady Maigarot's professor of divinity, 
Cambridge); Jane, who married the Rer. John Stevenson Cattlow, rector of 
Coppenhall, Cheshire, and vicar of Madeley in Salop ; Elizabeth, who married 
Thomas Brandon esq. of Cheadle, Staffordshire j and Catherine, who married 
Baddeley Child esq. of Barlastou in the same county. 

William Forde died 14th March 1782, aged 38, and the estate at Forde Green was 
sold at the beginning of this century, when the youngest daughter came of age. 

Hugh Forde, the younger son, was baptised 3i8t July 1750. He settled at Leek as 
a silk merchant, and died 22nd November 1797, leaving one son and two daugh* 

The Forde €been estate was in possession of this family from a very early date. 
(There is a curious circumstance with regard to the names of the Fordes ; the 
estate from the time of Henry YII. having been inherited by a William and a 
Hugh alternately. It b said also that during the whole of the period in which 
the Fordes had possession there never was a mortgage on the estate. Some years 
since, there was occasion to bring the family deeds into court at Stafford, and 
the judge observed that he had never known so complete and old a pedigree as 
that of Forde, in their rank of life, for they were in all the writings designated 
gentlemen^ and never assumed the title of esquires. 

One branch of the Fordes settled in Manchester ; and these two scholars were cou- 
sins of colonel John Ford of Abbey Field in the county of Chester (for whom see 
Register^ anno 1781), the only sou of Charles Ford esq. of Claremont, near 

There is some account of the fiunily, with pedigree, in Ormerod's Cheshire^ vol. iii. 
pp. 58, 59- 

John, son of Anthony Carr, vicar of Selston, Nottinghamshire. J^* ^ 


Of S. John's college, Cambridge, graduating A.B. 1767, when he 'was fifth wrangler; 

A.M. 1770; B.D. 1778. 
[Oarr had probably intended to complete hit studies at Oxford, as his Latin poem 
spoken bj him at Manchester school in 1763 is a very humorous description of a 
Lancashire Oxford uoder-graduate, "Tyro Oxoniensis.** The faTourite college 

of the school is not forgotten 

" IngenuA raptus verum ambitione, futuri 

Ant^ omnes fati dulces inrisere sedes 

Optat, et hospitibus quondam gratissima signs, 

QufiD nomen dant, Ncuus et JEnea limiHOf quserit. 

Hie neque tam oblectat nostrum perpulchra capella 

Simplicitate nitens juvenem, siye aula decora, 

Ordo Tel egregius rerum, quam crustula blanda 

Zythus acerbatusque : ut pulchra licentia ! clamat, 

Exultans animi, vitam damnatque priorem." 
Further on in the poem follows the very original apostrophe of this *' Verdant 
Ghreen" on the scarcity of cannel coal at Oxford : 

"'Fortunata solo nimis, O Lancastria* tristil 

Clamat, * Thesauri et tellus foscunda latentis ! 

DcYOTet hanc, Tereor, regionem quicquid ubique est 

Eumenidum, yenas daudendo et yisoera terr».'" 

Lane. M8S. £.] 
He was for some years fellow and tutor of the college, and an influential member 
of the university, acting for a time as chaplain of Homingsea, near Cambridge^ 
and erentually succeeding to the yaluable rectory of Great Oakley in Essex 
which he held for nearly half a century, being all the time non-resident, on the 
ground of holding a small chapelry, Holbrook, near Derby. At the latter place 
he lired, dying 12th May 1833, within a few days of attaining the great age of 
88 years, and was buried at Alfreton in the same county, where many members 
of the family are interred. He left two daughters, still liying, and residing at 
Haslewood near Duffield. His only son died before him, learing one son who is 
now an eminent architect in London. 
La 1789, on the death of Br. John Chevallier, John Carr was nearly elected to the 
mastership of S. John's college. When the racancy occurred, the two great 
tutors of the college were Carr and Pearce, the latter having been for tea years 
public orator. Politics ran high ; the former was leader of the whigs, the latter 
of the tories. Between the two parties the college was equally divided ; and the 
election came at last to the seniority of eight. Here again Carr got four rotes 
and Pearce four. Somebody put up a third candidate. Craven, and one voter 
from each side went for Craven. At last the matter was settled by one of the 
bodies of four giving up their own candidate and voting for Craven, who thus 
became the master. The old college story used to be that Craven aocepted the 


mattenhip upon one condition, ris : that he abonld not be required to marry.* 
Crayen (Wm. D.D.) was also professor of Arable. Pearce (Wm. B.D.) became 
dean of Ely, and master of Jesus college, the latter appointment being in the 
hands of the bishop of the diocese. [In one of his letters to Dr. 0. Bumej, Dr. 
Parr asks : " Pray do you know a Mr. Carr, who is represented to me as a most 
profound Greek scholar and belongs to the €vfL«\iay what d*ye call it." (Parr's 
Works, Tol. yii. p. 415.) C] 

Oeorge, son of the late George Hargreave?, shopkeeper, Hasling- junJ^^id 

den, Lancashire. 
James, son of the late Jonathan Peak, rector of Dronfield, Derby- %s- 


AB. of S. John's college, Cambridge, 1767, his name appearing in the list of 
honours as third junior optime; A.M. 1775. His father, who died 7th Septem- 
ber 1748, aged 36, baring been yicar of Dronfield only five years, was also an 
slumnus of the school. (See Introduction.) 

Thomas and Robert, sons of John Gilbert, steward to his Grace July j. 
the Duke of Bridgewater, Worsley, Lancashire. 

Robert Gilbert was of S. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1773; A.M. 1776. He 
became rector of Dunnington, and of Settrington, in the county of York, of 
both which benefices the duke of Bridgewater was patron. He appears to hare 
resided at the latter parish, where there is a monument to his memoiy, record- 
ing that he was forty •five years rector, and died on the 30th December 1820, 
aged 69 years. [He married at Rochdale Mary daughter of Mr. John Taylor 
of Cronkeyshaw, and probably acquired his taste for the turf and games of 
chance irom his wife's family. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes's indiscreet bet on 
the life of Napoleon Buonaparte, and the rector of Settrington's legal enforcement 
of it, will long be remembered. J2.J The same monument records the death of 
his wife (Ann) on 7 th September 1801, aged 44; and of their only daughter Eli- 
sabeth Catherine^ wife of the Act. Edmund Day B.D., who died, at the age of 
39, on 24th December i8a8 ; and of their youngest son Robert, who died on 
26th August 1848, aged 54. 

Bobert- Gilbert was one of the gentlemen who attended the meeting of scholars in 
178 1, when it was resolxed to establish the anniyersary festiyals, but his name 
does not appear as baring been present on any subsequent occasion. [The fitther 
was a ciril engineer and associated with Brindley and Francis duke of Bridgewater 
in their great canal-narigation undertakings in Lancashire and Cheshire. iS.] 

John, sou of John Tarbrook, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 4 

* Information of Ber. J. H. Marsden, canon of Manchester and rector of Great 
Oakley, formerly fidlow of S. John's college, Cambridge, who adds, '* With the excep- 
tion of this appendage, the preceding statement may be depended upon." 



juiy'^^ 4' Thomas^ son of Edward HobsoD, tradesman^ Audenshaw^ Lanca- 
<4' George^ son of John Case^ tradesman^ Frescot^ Lancashire. 

Sfceward of the anniTersaiy dinner in 1S13, with John Drinkwater esq. of IrweD 

XI. Thomas and Robert^ 8ons of John Dannett, gentleman^ Wavertree, 

Thomas Dannett was of S. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1770 ; A.M. 1775. 
His name occurs in the records of the earlier annlTersaries. 

Sept. 16. William^ son of William Alexander^ surgeon^ in Halifax, York- 

[Few families hare contributed more eminent members to the medical profession 
than this, to which also Edward Alexander, Q.C. on the Northern circmt» 
belonged. The present Dr. William Alexander of Halifax informs me that 
William Alexander the scholar died August 25 th 1766, aged 24, and his father, 
then M.D., July 1756, aged 76. C] 

October 15. Thomas, son of Thomas Arrowsmith, linen draper, Manchester^ 

January 7. Bertie^ son of John Markland^ tradesman^ Manchester. 

[Bertie, fourth son of John Markland and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. 
Bobert Wilson of Manchester, was bom i8th October 1750, and married Anne, 
daughter of Mr. John Hindle of Blackburn. J2.] 

A cotton manufacturer of Blackburn, and resided at Cuerden hall. He was a ma- 
gistrate and deputy lieutenant of the county of Lancaster, and a brief notice in 
the OentUmatCa Magazine at the time of his death, 20th May 18 17, in his 67th 
year, records that he was a man ** of strict and uudeyiating integrity, of friendly 
manners, and a disposition candid and humane/' He died suddenly at Cheadle 
rectory, Cheshire, and is buried in the chancel of the parish church, where there 
is a monument testifying that " in the discharge of his duty as a magistrate he 
was uprig'ht and impartial, as a friend and neighbour conciliating and sincere, 
a loyal subject to his king, and a christian in faith and practice." His wife, " by 
whose death on 29th October 18 16, a happy union of forty years was dissolTcd," 
is buried in the same grave. Bertie Markland was steward of the school dinner 
in 1806. 

8. Jonadab, son of Thomas Maddock^ alderman of Chester^ Cheshire. 

Brother of the Bey. Hinton Maddock. (See p. 65.) An attorney liring in North- 
gate street, Chester, where he died ist April 1799. 

[Amongst the manuscript prise yerses of Manchester school there is a Pindaric ode 
written by Thomas Bancroft, afterwards of Brasenose college, Ozon, and spoken 
by ** Maddock"; but as neither the Christian name of the boy who redted it nor 


the date are giyen, identification is rendered difficult. The writer's model was 
Drjden's "Alexander's Feast," and the subject apparently the British conquests 
in North America. In the fourth stanzas the allusion seems to be to General 
Wolfe at Quebec: 

** To fill these lists of &me from tranquil scenes of ease 
Ardent for fight a youthful hero rose. 
In rain did tim'rous love its sorrows plead ; 
His countiy's sacred call must be obeyed 
Where thro' the desert wilds Laurentius flows 
To wake the sleeping War and trim her with'ring bays. 
Nor rocks nor foes inspired dismay, 
He bray'd the dangers of the way, 
When envioTis fate dispatch'd the leaden death ; 
Nor sunk he then beneath the wound 
'Till shouts of triumph echo'd round 
And honour sooth'd his pangs and cheer'd his parting breath." 

Lane.MSS. £.] 

Johu^ son of Stephen Fletcher, rider,* Manchester, Lancashire. janJiy i». 

James, son of the late William Crompton, dyer, Manchester, Lane. ,&. 

John, son of Thomas Stockley, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire, ». 

Samnel, son of John Radley, reedmaker, Manchester, Lancashire. ». 

James, son of John Barker, shopkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. u. 
Samnel, son of John Whalley, cloth dresser, Manchester, Lane. 
James, son of William Barkley, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancasliire. 

Thomas, son of Joseph Perkin, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. u. 

Samnel, son of John Smith, checkmaker, Manchester, Lancashire. ». 

Peter, son of William Fletcher, shopkeeper, Manchester, Lane. n. 

James, son of Barnwell Shaw, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. la. 

Peter, son of Peter Barrow, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. ,». 

James, son of James Wright, brazier, Manchester, Lancashire. i^. 

WiUiam, son of William Fox, tea merchant, Manchester, Lane. tz. 

The fitther married Abigail Vigor, who was descended through the Aliens of Redi- 
Tales from the Asshetons of Chadderton. [The son is mentioned as William 
Fox, attorney, No. 40, Deansgate, in the ManehetUr DiredorisM of 178 1 and 
1788. When that of 1797 was published he had become the head of the firm of 

[* The original form of our commercial traTcUers. The riders were always on 
horseback, often with bags on each side of the horsey for their goods, patterns or sam- 
ples, — hence called bagmen. H.'} 











Fox, Sharpe and Eooles, attonues, S. Anne's ohurchyard^ now represented hj 
Messrs. Slater and Heelis and Sons. C] Leaying the legal pit>fes8ion he became 
a banker in Manchester, in partnership with Messrs. Allen and Sedgwick, in the 
banking-house afterwards known by the name of Jones, Fox and Co., and snbae- 
quentlj of William Jones, Loyds and Co. ; Loyd, Entwisle and Co. ; and now 
the Manchester and Liyerpool District Banking Co. He was elected borough- 
reeye of Manchester in 1805, a feoffee of the school in 1812, and was also one of 
the feoffees of Chetham's hospital. He purchased Statham lodge in the parish 
of Lymm in Cheshire, where he resided during the latter years of his life, dying 
there at the age of 82, on the 28th October 1833. [He was a man of a generous 
and hospitable disposition, cheerful and amiable, bounteous in his charities, a 
sealous churchman and a loyal subject. He married Mary, sister of Richard 
WUson of Lymm esq., by whom he had three sons and one daughter. Hb 
grandson and repi«sentatiye is captain William Fox of Girsby house in the 
county of Lincoln (eldest son of the Rer. William Fox B.A. of the same), who 

in 1863 married , daughter of the Rev. William M<^Iyer M.A., rector of 

Lymm. ItJ] 

William^ son of John Rhodes^ brazier^ Manchester^ Lancashire. 
James^ son of Thomas Walton, apothecary, Manchester, Lane. 
George, son of William Wood, mariner, Manchester, Lancashire. 
William, son of the late Nicholas Byrn, velvet dresser, Manchester, 
2- Richard, son of Richard Peal, cloth dresser, Manchester, Lane. 
2 Charles, son of Samuel Hough, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. 
2 Isaac, son of Abraham Heywood, warper, Manchester, Lancashire. 
^ James, son of the late Samuel Board man, clockmaker, Manchester, 
William, son of Francis Turner, book-keeper, Manchester, Lane. 
Thomas and Edward, sons of Benjamin Barlow, packer, Manchester, 

Charles, son of the late Thomas Dearden, calendarman, Man- 
chester, Lancashire. 

In Manchester and Salford Directory 1797, '* Charles Dearden gentleman, 19 

William, son of William Aldcroft, taylor, Manchester, Lancashire. 
John, son of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Stanley, rector of Winwick, 

The second son. He became captain in the 20th regiment of infantry, and was at 
the time of his death aide-de-camp to the commander-in-chief in Ireland. Frevi- 





ouslj he served as aide-de-camp to general Bargoyne in America, and was 
wounded and taken prisoner at the memorable conyention of Saratoga, 17 th Oc- 
tober 1777, when the British armj under genial Burgojne, surrounded on every 
side by the Americans, was compelled to surrender to general Gates. In a battle 
on the previous X9th September, the 20th regiment is said to have distinguished 
itself by great gallantry. (See Annah of Great Britain from the AjoceuUm of 
George III, to the Peace ofAmiene^ vol. iii. ch. xii.) 
Captain Stanley died of decline at Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, i8th June 1783, 

and is baried at Ormskirk in Lancashire. 


Charles^ son of James Mills, butcher, Manchester, Lancashire. Januao- 1*. 
John, son of Robert Bncklejr, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. >^ 

William, son of the late James Bromwell, farmer in Altringham, *^- 

John, son of Billings Lord, barber, Manchester, Lancashire. March x^ 

Samuel, son of John Bagnall, mercer, Manchester, Lancashire. April 15. 
William, son of John Davenport, grocer. Seal,* Cheshire. 15. 

John, son of Thomas Leigh, apothecary at Miles Platting, near xi. 

Manchester, Lancashire. 
James, son of the Rev. James Rudd, vicar of Kilham, Yorkshire. June ^^' 

The &ther died at Kilham (of which parish he was vicar forty-three years) 9tli 
August 1785, aged 75. He was also rector of Wold Newton for upwards of 
thirty years, bud for a few years previous to his death rector of Newton Kyme, 
all in the county of York. His son was probably A.B. of S. John's college, 
Cambridge, in 1765. 

John, son of John Howard, grocer, Manchester, Lancashire. is. 

William, son of William Bankes, esq., Winstanley, Lancashire. xs. 

The manor of Winstanley was held by the family of Bankes for many generations, 
and with this scholar the male line became extinct. He was high sheriff of Lan- 
cashire in 1784, and elected a feoffee of the school in 178 1. He was steward, 
with Mr. William Allen, of the annirersary festival in 1783, and present on other 
occasions. For his first wife he married Catherine, daughter of the Bev. Ed- 
mund Lally, vicar of Whitegate, Cheshire, and sister of the Bev. Dr. G. M. Lally 
rector of Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire (for whom see Regieter anno 1786), and 
for his second wife a Miss Bunney of Leicester, who died 7th April 1798. Dying 
13th February 1800 s.p. he bequeathed his estates to his first cousin and nearest 
heir, the Bev. Thomas Holme, of Upholland house, near Wigan, who died at 
Winstanley 17th August 1803, and was succeeded by his third but eldest sur- 
viving son, Meyrick Holme, who took the name of Bankes, and of whose wife 

• ? " Sale" as now spelled. [iZ,] 



there ib an interesting notice in the OmUlemam*M Ma^anns for 1S09, p. 3SS. In 
the Tolume of the same magarine for 1797, pp. 386-7, there is a letter referring 
to the recent death of the wife of the Be?. Thomas Holme, highly eulogistical 
of her life and character. 

June u. Thomas^ son of the late Thomas Haigh, tradesman^ Manchester, 


In the lianehetter Directory of 1797 there is Thomas Haigh, merchant, liring at 
107 Oldham street, and probably partner in the firm of Haigh, Marshall and 
Tidswell, Irish linen merchants and fustian manufactorers. 

October 10. Jamcs, son of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Stanley, rector of Winwick, 


The youngest son. He was called to the bar in 178 1, and became a master in 
Chancery ; and was appointed in 1784 by the duke of Chaiidos, who was lord 
steward of the king's household, steward of the Marshalsea court, and steward 
of his miyesty's Palace court of Westminster. He married Augusta daughter of 
John Cornwall esq. of Portland place, London, and of Hendon in Middlesex, and 
by her had two sons, of whom the eldest, Edward Stanley esq. of Cross hall, 
still living, married in 1 819 lady Mary, second daughter of James eighth earl of 

James Stanley died at Brighton 28th September 18 10, and is buried at S. Nicholas's 
church, where there is a small mural 'monument to his memory. His name 
occurs only once among old scholars present at the anniyersary meetings, tIz. 
that of 1784, when his brother colonel Thomas Stanley M.P. ^as steward. 

[The court of the Marshalsea and the Palace court of Westminster were two distinct 
courts, though frequently confounded together. The foimer court was instituted 
in the 1 3th year of Richard II. and had jurisdiction in all trespasses committed 
within the yerge of the court, wbpre only one of the parties was in the king's 
(domestic) service ; and over all debts, contracts and covenants, where both the 
oontractuig parties belonged to the royal household ; and extended for twelve 
miles round the king's place of residence, wherever it might be, and was there- 
fore ambulatory. The jurisdiction of the latter, as constituted by the 6th of 
Charles I., extended over all persons whatsoever within a range of twelve miles 
round the royal palace of Westminster, and was stationary. They were held 
before the steward of the royal household and the knight marshal, with the 
steward and deputy ste>vard of the court, who were both always lawyers, as as- 
sessors. The jurors were composed of men of the household only. Prisoners 
committed by either of these courts were oonfined in the Marshalsea prison. 
Both these courts were abolished by the 12th and 13th Victoria, oh. loi (ist 
August 1849). «/. H, SJ] 

10. Robert, son of the late Robert Gardner, brazier, Liverpool, Lane. 
10. John, son of the late Rev. Robert Fenton, Newcastle, Staffordshire. 



TbiB aoholar took holy orders, and possibly is JTohn Fanton of Queen's college, Ox- 
ford, who was created M.A. ist June 1775. He was rector of S. Michael, Boyal 
Collage Hill, with S. Martin Vintry, in the city of London, and died unmarried 
7th June 1780, at the age of 33 years, and Ib buried at the parish church of New- 
castle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. 

His father was M.A. of Pembroke college, Oxford, 8th July 1731, and for twenty- 
nine years perpetual curate of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and died nth March 
1 760, aged 53. He is buried at the same place. It is recorded on his monument 
that he was *'a man of learning, probity and benerolence, strict and punctual in 
the discharge of his ministerial duty, particularly that important branch of 
yisiting the sick, dispensing to them, as their necessities required, salutary medi- 
cines and pious admonitions.*' The family of Fenton is of some antiquity in the 
county of Stafford, and long connected with the town of Newcastle. 

James^ son of Samuel Hilton^ esq.^ of Pennington, Lancashire. jamunr 10. 

The eldest son of Samuel Hilton esq., who re-built the hall of Pennington, and was 
high sheriff of Lancashire in 1760, by Ann daughter of Samuel CSowes esq. of 
Smedley. [James Hilton was born in 1751, married 25 th January 1781 Anne 
daughter of Thomas Cross esq. of Shaw Hill, near Ohorley, and died ist January 
1S03, aged 52 years, leaving issue Samuel Chetham Hilton esq. and other chil- 
dren. (Lane€t»hire MSS, toI. xix. p. 1 10.) J2.] In 1808 Pennington hall estate 
was sold to Benjamin Gktskell esq. of Thomes, near Wakefield. 

Edward^ son of the Rev. Thomas Foxley^ fellow of the Collegiate so. 

Church, Manchester, Lancashire. 

[Baptised at the Collegiate church, Manchester, 19th August 1753. (See Regitter 
Book.) JZ.] 

Richard^ son of Miles Dixon^ smallware man, Salford^ Lancashire. so. 

John^ son of John Partington, innkeeper^ Manchester^ Lancashire. so. 

Joseph, son of Joseph Dawson^ reedmaker^ Manchester^ Lane. mi 

John, son of the late Walter Antrobus, physician, Northwich, 10. 

In the ManehetUr and Sedford Directory of l^^^, is the name of one "John 
Antrobus, gentleman, Chancery-lane, Higher Ardwick.*' 

Henry, son of James Fitton, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. ». 

Alexander, son of Alexander Ratcliff, slater, Manchester, Lane. to. 

John, son of the late John Boardman, shoemaker, Manchester, so. 

John, son of John Wild, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Miles, son of Adam Mottershead, book-keeper, Manchester, Lane. 

Possibly of the fismily of Mr. Joseph Mottershead, who came to Manchester about 




17 1 7, and was the Presbyteiian minister of Cross-street meeting-house during 

the long period of fifty-four years ; and who adopted Arian opinions. For a 

short sketch of his life see The Manchester Soeini<in C<mtraverty, 8to. 1825, 

pp. 145-7. 
1 761 

januaiy 10. Matthcw^ SOU of Edward Wilson^ calenderer^ Manchester, Lane. 

10. John, son of Henry Taylor^ clockmaker^ Manchester^ Lancashire. 

»>. John^ son of Thomas Peele, skinner^ Manchester, Lancashire. 

xo. Jonathan, son of Jonathan Bright, millwright, Manchester, Lane. 

zo. John, son of John Clegg, silk weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 

10. William, son of William Fowden, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

The father was one of the constables of Manchester in the memorable year 1745 ; 
and holding that office was compelled to take an active part in collecting from 
the town the sum of 2500Z., which was demanded by prince Charles Stuart and 
the insurgents when tbey occupied it on their retreat from Derby. In the year 
1747, at the spring assizes at Lancaster, he was (unjustly and rindictiTely) tried 
on a charge of high treason, for aiding and abetting the cause of the rebels. 
But it being prored that he had acted under compulsion, he waa acquitted. His 
fellow townsmen gare him a triumphant welcome on his return home. (See 
Hutory qf Manchester FowndaHons^ toI. ii. pp. 106, 113, 125.) 

10. John, son of Isaac Ciller, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 
la John, son of Joseph Wood, clothier, Manchester, Lancashire. 
10. Thomas, sou of Thomas Stones, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 
«o. John, son of John Pickford, brick maker, Manchester, Lancashire. 
xo. John, son of John Ayre, farmer, Crook Hill, Derbyshire. 
ao. James, son of Charles Boardman, wheelwright, Salford, Lancashire. 
ao. Joseph, son of Joseph Smith, dyer, Salford, Lancashire. 
Feb. a8. Blest Colclough Swinnerton, son of William Swinnerton, esq., 

Vice Chancellor of the Dutchy Court of Lancaster, Butterton, 


The son appears to have died before his father. In the Genileman*s Magatine for 
1790 is the following record: "Died at Butterton in tbe county of Stafford, 
W. Swinnerton esq., yice-chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, which place he 
hold thirty -three years, and recorder of Newcastle. His fortune deTolres upon 
his only son Thomas Swinnerton esq., now abroad on his trayels," who was high 
sheriff of Staffordshire in 1795, and died at Butterton hall, near Newcastle, in 

The family of Colclough is of great antiquity in North Staffordshire. William 

Swinnerton, aboye referred to, married Margaret, only child of Blest Colclough 




Richard Greaves Townley^ son of Richard Townley^ esq.^ Belfield^ April 6. 

[He was the eldest son of colonel Richard Townley and of his first wife Ann, eldest 
daughter of Thomas Western of Abington hall, co. Cambridge esq. He was bom 
at Belfield hall i6th November and baptised at Rochdale church 28th Novem- 
ber 175 1. (Lanc.MSS, vol. i. p. 90.) JZ.] Of Trinity college, Cambridge, A.B. 
1773, when he was second junior optimej A.M. 1776. He married Julj 25th 
1785 Margaret, daughter of John Gale of Whitehaven esq. and sister of Wilson 
Braddyll esq. late M.P. for Lancaster, and on the death of his great uncle William 
Greaves esq. of Fulbourn in the county of Cambridge, succeeded to his estate 
in that county, as well as to the large estate of the Beaupr^ Bell fimiily in Nor- 
folk. He was a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, and died 
15th February 1823. His eldest sister Anne married 20th November 178 1 the 
Rev. James Hicks A.M. and fellow of Clare hall, Cambridge (who was sixth 
wrangler in 1777), cousin to Felicia Anderton, wife of the late Jeremiah Smith 
D.D. Mr. Hicks, who was descended from the learned Dr. Gkorge Hicks the 
nonjuror, was the purchaser of the estate of Wilbraham Temple in the parish o^ 
Great Wilbraham, adjoining to Fulbourn, and dying without issue, June 8th 
1825, left his estate to Edward, only son of Edward Simpson esq. of Lichfield 
and Elizabeth Anderton his wife, who has assumed the name of Hicks. 

Richard G. Townley was father of R. G. Townley esq., who was educated at Eton 
and afterwards of Trinity college, Cambridge, A.B. 1807, A.M. 1810 ; and M.P. 
for the county of Cambridge for several years. He died 5th May 1855, leaving 
by his wife Cecil, daughter of sir Charles Watson hart., nine sons and one 
daughter. Some of his children predeceased him. 

Arthur^ son of Samuel Boyer, attorney-at-law^ Newcastle^ Staff. 6. 

Jonadab, son of John Mort^ a proprietor in the salt works. North- 6. 

wich, Cheshire. 

Li Ormerod's Miatofy qf ChethirB^ voL iii. p. 91, occurs the following : "In 1784, 
the present earl of Derby, by virtue of an act of parliament obtained for the 
purpose, sold and conveyed the manor of Northwich to James [? John] Mort, of 
Witton house, esq. The said James Mort died in 1793, having devised the same 
manor to his son Janadab Moriy who died in 1799, lui^ii^g devised the same to 
his only sister Anne, the wife of Thomas Wakefield, who in 1808 sold the same 
to Arthur Hey wood, who soon after sold the same to John Pemberton Heywood, 
of Wakefield in Yorkshire, esq., barrister-at-law." 

There is a tomb belonging to the family of Mort in the churchyard of Witton, near 
Northwich, but the inscription on the marble top is now illegible. 

Edward, son of James GoekeriU^ dyer, Salford^ Lancashire. june i. 

James Cookerill was boronghreeve of Salford in 1767. 

John, son of the late Rev. Samuel Lawson, Bolton, Lancashire. Sept. id 



October 9 

Brother of Edward Sharpies Lawson, see R$giMtery anno 1763. The father was 
educated at the school, and at Brasenose college, Oxford, and djing in June 1755, 
was buried at Bolton. 


James, son of Ralph Wardleworth, schoolmaster, Mottram, 

He was of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. loth October 1769. He held the 
curacy of the parish of Tydd Saint Mary, Lincolnshire, from 1780 to 1806, 
during which time the rector was John Wills D.D., warden of Wadham college, 
Oxford, and one of its greatest benefactors. He died 25th September 1807. 

[There is a letter in the Laneathire MS8. toI. ix. pp. 141-42, addressed to Mr. 
John Collier (Tim Bobbin) of Milurow, by Ralph Wardleworth of Mottram, 
dated February i ith 1767, on the subject of some yery curious British or Roman 
discoTcries, consisting of an urn, gold necklace, chain, beads, human ashes, &c., 
at Buckton castle, near Saddleworth. This respectable schoolmaster died "at a 
great age" in the year 1794. (See Aikin's ManeheHert 4to, 1795, p. 461. i^.] 

January la. James, SOU of William Edge, fastiau maker, Manchester, Lane. 

Brother of William Edge (see BsgUter^ anno 1756) and of Richard and John Edge 
(anno 1765), and a partner in the firm of James and John Edge and Co., yam 
merchants, i, Four yards, S. James's square. 

ft. James, sou of George Norman, shoemaker, Ardwick Green, Lane. 

». Jonathan, son of James Booth, dyer, Salford, Lancashire. 

«• William, son of WUliam Fletcher, small ware maker, Manchester, 


t. James, son of the late James Berwick, attorney, Manchester, Lane. 

ft. Samuel, son of Samuel Piatt, shopkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire, 

ft. James, son of John Dane, shoemaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

«. Thomas, son of Aulay Macaulay, tea merchant, Manchester, Lane. 

For his brothers William and James, see BegUUr^ anno 1765. 

^ Thomas, son of John Fletcher, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 

^ Robert, son of Robert Bury, baker, Manchester, Lancashire, 

a. John, son of William Spooner, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 

^ John, son of Thomas Reddish, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 

«. John, son of Thomas France, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. 

1. James, son of Robert Wilson, grocer, Manchester, Lancashire, 

ft. Theophilus, son of Daniel Byers, cloth dresser, Manchester, Lane, 

t. James, sou of Thomas Bancroft, threadmaker, Manchester, Lane. 

For his distinguished brother Thomas, see EegxHer, anno 1763. 


William, son of John Bowers, trank maker, Manchester, Lane. Jan««nr i*. 

Joshua, son of John Harmar, fustian-cutter, Manchester, Lane. "- 

Peter, son of the late Peter Barrow, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. ^^ 

James, son of James Birch, apothecary, Manchester, Lancashire. "^ 

George, son of Samuel Wosencroft, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. ■'^ 

Jonathan, son of William Bradshaw, Manchester, Lancashire. '^- 

Thomas, son of John Kinnison, distiller, Salford, Lancashire. '^ 

James, son of the late Charles Bramwell, grocer, Salford, Lane. '^ 

Probablj son of the sehoUur whose name occun in 1736, and who held the office 
of boronghreere of Salford in 1749, and whose &ther was twice elected to the 
same, tie, in 1734 and 1735. 

John, son of the late James Watson, yeoman, Liverpool, Lane. '^ 

William, son of John Lees, supervisor of y« coal pits, Clarksfield, '^ 


[William, fourth and youngeet son of Mr. John Lees of Clarksfleld, descended from 
" John of the Laghes," living in ▲.]>. 1463, was bom at Clarksfield, and baptised 
at Oldham 3iBt Maj 175s. He is stated in the pedigree to have "died at col- 
lege when a young man." The present head of this opulent and respectable 
fiimily in this county is Edward Brown Lees of Clarksfield boose esq., eduoated 
at Ston, and now of Exeter college, Oxford. A.] 

William, son of the late John Clayton, gentleman, Cross Hall, near '^ 

Chorley, Lancashire. 

[William the third son of John Clayton and bis wife Elisabeth daughter of Biohaid 
Goodwin D-D., fellow of S. John's college, Osmbridge, rector of Ftestwich near 
Manchester, and of Tankersley in the county of York. He died unmarried. J2.] 
For his brothers Bobert and John, see BegiHer, pp. loi and 106. 

Henry and Thomas, sons of John Bromley, attorney, Wigau, Lane. '^ 

Brothers of Bichard Bromley. (See EegUUr^ anno 1753.) The father's name 
appears among the subscribers to Thyer's BuiUr^s Semaint, in 1759. 

Heniy Bromley, author of "A History of the Fine Arts," 1 toIs. 4to, 1793, and 
'* A Catalogue of engrayed Portraits from Egbert the Ghreat to the present time^ 
consisting of effigies of persons in every way of life^" ftc., 4to, 1793, and whose 
portrait, oval, on a scroll, with portraits of Vandyke, Lely, Faithome and Hollar 
at the comers, 4to, is marked in Evans's catalogue as ray rare^ and the price 
two guineas, is said to have been bom at Wigan in 1750 (see Erans's catalogue), 
and may, poesibly, be the scholar named here; but I have foiled in my en- 
deaYours to find proo£ No trace remains of the fomily at Wigan. 

Thomas Bromley was, perhaps, of S. John's college, Cambridge; A.B. 177 1, eighth 
wrangler and the chancellor's junior medallist; A.M. 1774; and afterwards 



▼ioar of Bisbopttone S. Mary, Wilts, i8io-ai, and rector of Bightoo, Hants, 
1814-27. But identification ia not easy ; for, unfortunately, there is a gap in the 
register of admissions to S. John's college just at Bromley's time. He died 26tfa 
March 1827, and is buried at Southampton. 

January ii. Joscph, * 8011 of thc latc Timothy Lowten, attorney, Dunham, 

An attorney residing in London, who occasionally attended the annirersary festiyals. 
He died at his chambers in Gray's inn on 7th October 1806. For his brother* 
Timothy and Thomas, see BegUter, anno 1753 and 1755. 

11 William, son of Cyrill Jackson, physician, Stamford, Lincolnshire. 

He was removed from Manchester school to Westminster in 1764, when he was 
elected a king's scholar, shewing at the same time a signal proof of the progress 
he had made by getting into Westminster the head boy of his year. In 1768 he 
was elected student of Christ church, Oxford, where he highly distinguished 
himself, gaining the chancellor's prize for Latin Terse in 1770, of which the sub- 
ject was *' Ars medendi." He took the degree of B.A. May i6th 1772 ; M.A. 
February nth 1775 ; B.D. March 24th 1783; D.D. December 6th 1799. At 
Christ church he was for many years actively employed in tuition, holding the 
office of rhetoric reader and censor, and became chaplain to Dr. William Mark- 
ham, archbishop of York, to whose patronage he' was indebted for a prebendal 
stall at Southwell in 1780, a stall at York in 1783, and the rectory of Beeford in 
East Yorkshire. When Mr. John Randolph (subsequently D.D., regius professor 
of divinity, and bishop of Oxford, Bangor and London) resigned the regius profes- 
sorship of Greek in 1783, William Jackson was selected to succeed him, and 
shortly after was appointed one of the curators of the Clarendon press. To the 
latter office he gave much of his time and attention during a long residence in 
the university, having resigned his tutorship in 1783, when his brother Cyril 
became the dean. William Jackson was then nominated preacher of Lincoln's 
inn, an office which he is said to have highly valued, and which he held until his 
elevation to the episcopal bench. Li 1799 be was promoted to a canoniy at 
Christ church, and in 181 1 was consecrated bishop of Oxford on the death of 
Dr. Charles Moss. His episcopate was short. He died at Cuddesdon in 18 15, 
where he is buried, and his name recorded in the following brief inseription : 

GuLiXLMrs Jaokbon 

Episoopus Oxoniensis 
Obiit die Deoembris ix. 


Anno statis sues LXY*^ 
Tantum non exacto. 
It was through his brother Qyril's influence that William Jackson was promoted 
to the see of Oxford. The influence of the former with the prince regent was 



▼ery great. In Barker's Parrianaf toL i. pp. 421-4, are some very amiuiDg 
notices of the dean of Christ church, and the bishop is spoken of, in terms which 
one may hope are not strictly applicable to him, as a man of rery self-indulgent 
habits. A note by the editor, E. H. Barker, is as follows : " It was said at the 
time, when he was raised to the episcopal bench, that his present majesty had 
hailed the mention of his name for the racant see in these words : * He shall be 
a bishop — he has com-POST-ed himself well.' " 
Dr. William Jackson (whose portrait, engraved by S. W. Reynolds from a painting 
by W. Owen, hangs on the wall of the old school,) published a Treaiue o» the 
Cofutituiion of Ameriea, 8to, 1783 ; A Sermon preached hrfore the Society of 
Lincoln* t Inn, on Wedneeday, February %sih 1795, 4to; A Sermon preached 
on the General Thankeyiviny Day; text Psalm xxTiii. 7, 4to^ Oxford, 1798 ; A 
Sermon preached before the Souse qf Comm<me, on the Fast-day, May 2$th 
1804, 4to. 

JohD^ son of James Fletcher^ gentlemaD^ Ardwick Oreen^ Lane. April ao. 
George^ son of George Lloyd^ esq., Hulme^ Lancashire. ^■ 

Half-brother of John Lloyd (see Meyister, p. 37), being the second son of Qeorge 
Lloyd esq. by his second wife Susanna, daughter of Thomas Horton esq. of 
Chadderton. He was a barrister, long resident at Manchester and afterwards at 
York, and married Elizabeth daughter of Jeremiah Naylor of Wakefield, mer- 
chant, by whom he had flye children, the youngest of whom, Mary Anne, mar- 
ried, 4th August 1 83 1, as his socond wife, her cousin, the Bey. Cecil Daniel 
Wray, M.A., now canon of Manchester cathedral. Gkorge Lloyd was one of the 
earliest yice-presidents of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 
and died at Bath on the 12th October 1804 in tke 55th year of his age. 

Judging from the following monumental inscription in Manchester cathedral, which 

may be found among other similar insorip'tions glyen in Dr. Paries Works, that 

great writer of epitaphs, he must haye been both in public and priyato life a man 

of real worth : 

• • • 

This excellont man was long and justly endeared 

To his Family 

By tenderness as a Husband 

And kindness as a Father ; 

To his acquaintance 

By the gentleness of his temper 

And the suayity of his manners ; 

And to his numerous and respectable friends 

By the ardour, the sincerity, 

And the steadiness of his attachments. 

In the application of his general knowledge 

To the characters of men and the eyents of life. 

He presenred that rare aud happy union 


Of correctnesB and Ubefality 

Which is the tunBt criterion of a mind 

Yigoroiu from nature, 

Comprehenaiye from reflection, 

And Tixtuona from prineiple. 

In the discharge of his professional duties 

He was deserredly celebrated 

For the soundest judgment 

And the strictest integrity. 

His oonyeraation 

Was at once agreeable and instmctiTe 

From the quickness and variety of his conceptions. 

The acutenefls and accuracy of his reasoning, 

And the perspicuity, 

Exactness, and elegance of his diction. 

His patriotism was neither warped by prejudice 

Nor tainted by faction, 

Nor staggered by real or imaginary danger. 

His benerolence was enlarged without singularity 

And active without ostentation. 

His fortitude was alike unshaken 

By the pressure 

Of a lingering and complicated disease, 

The consciousness 
Of progressiTe and incurable blindness, 
And the expectation of approaching death. 
That' Dr. Parr should have written his epitaph may be owing to the fact that the 
former resided at Hatton, near Warwick, not very far distant from Snitterfield, 
where John Lloyd the brother of thb scholar resided, with whose family he may 
have been on terms of intimacy. 
Sereral members of the family of Lloyd are buried in the cathedral of Manchester, 
of whom notices may be found in the second volume of the Hutory of the Mam- 
chetUr Foundations, and in Byrom's LUerary SemainSy toL i. part ii. 
Gborge Lloyd frequently attended the annirersary festiyals, and was steward in 
1796 with Mr. Robert Holt Leigh, who was afterwards created a baronet. His 
portrait, engraved by Turner from a painting by Orme, is in the old school. 

Aprir M. William^ son of the Rey. John Hatfield, Mellor^ Derbyshire. 

His name occurs in the Lancashire Bouquet (see Wilson's MisoeUamiei, p. 63). A 
note by canon Raines, the editor, is as follows: "He was commonly called 
' count Hatfield,' a Manchester fop, and is still remembered as being the first gen* 
tleman who, at least in this part of the country, wore a white hat." 

u. Robert, son of the late John Clayton, gentleman. Cross Hall, near 
Chorley, Lancashire. 


[Robert Clajton the second son became major in the 17th regiment of infantry, and 
married Catherine daughter of Roger Baldwin JO.!)., F.R.S., F.S.A., prebendary 
of Carlisle and rector of Aldingham, Lancashire. When serentj-eight years of 
age he succeeded to the tiUe and property of his eldest brother, Richard, who had 
inherited from his uncle the Adlington estate, and was created a baronet 3rd May 
1774. BJ] Richard Clayton married Ann daughter of Charles White esq., F.R.S., 
the distinguished surgeon of Mancheeteri and was recorder of Wigan and con- 
stable of Lancaster castle, a linguist and author of some note. There is a paper 
by him "on the Cretins of the Yallais," in the third toI. of the Manchester 
Literary and Philosophical Society's Memoir*, He died consul at Nantes, 29th 
April 1828, learing an only daughter who married general Browne, who resided 
at Adlington hall. (See Raines's LaneasMrey toI. iiL p. 515.) 

Richard^ son of Richard Moorcroft, gentleman^ Aughton^ Lane. junJ'^ii. 

One Edward Moorecrofte was rector of Aughton from 1548 to 1577 > on the pre- 
sentation of Thomas Mossok and William Moorecrofte. [The Moororofts were 
seated at Aughton temp. Henry Yin. and continued there in good repute for 
more than two centuries. See ffist. Lane, Chaniriet, pp. 112, 113, notes. J2.] 

William^ son of the late Ephraim Winn, merchant^ Halifax^ York- ti. 


[William Winn died at Halifkx, a bachelor, from the bursting of a blood yesseli De- 
cember 9th 18 14. He had been at different times engaged in business; but as 
his talents did not lie in that direction, and as regularity and perseTcrance were 
by no means his characteristics, all his attempts were fiulures ; and when I knew 
him he subsisted partly or entirely on an allowance made by his friends, and 
went under the designation of " Rilly Winn." Though not a successful he was 
howerer a remarkable man. His connections were highly respectable ; but inde- 
pendently of any status he derived from them, his own personal qualifications 
rendered him always an acceptable guest with the best families of Halifax and 
its neighbourhood. For many years he contributed largely to the pleasure of 
their social meetings. His store of anecdotes, his literary knowledge, his tho- 
rough acquaintance with the political history of the last century, and his un- 
riyalled command of erery fact and family incident which had occurred in his 
native parish during his lifetime, rendered him a most interesting companion ; 
and accordingly he was an indispensable adjimct to erery dinner party of conse- 
quence, in which, poor and eren dependent as he was, he always punctiliously 
insisted upon the respect he was entitled to as a gentleman, and maintained his 
own opinions, and he was at all times an ardent politician, against any opponent. 
His duel with Mr. Christopher Rawdon on Skirooat Moor, of which an ^Tnnamg 
account might be giyen, and in which Mr. Winn was the challenger, arose from 
a fancied slight at a public dinner. His memory was exceedingly retentire and 
exact, and any fact or date stated by him might be fully depended upon. He 
kept up his acquaintance with classical literature, in which he had been soundly 


initiated at the Manchester grammar school, to the dose of his life. His faTOurite 
Latin author, as he told me, was Tacitos, with whose works he was intimately 
conyersant, and whose lAfe ofAgrieola he had off by heart. His taste in com- 
position was excellent ; he knew the appropriate style for erery subject ; and he 
was inrariably called upon, when any public address emanated from Hali&x, to 
prepare it. Mr. Pitt is reported to hare said that the best compositions of a pub- 
lic nature, which came before him from the proyinoes, were those which were sent 
from that town. Mr. Winn was the presiding spirit at the good old Halifax csr- 
oulating library, and by tacit allowance it rested with him to decide, and it was 
rather an insidious privilege to exercise, to whom any new work should be sent 
in the first instance. After the lapse of half a century I think I see him now, in 
his customary black, slightly the worse for wear, tall, attenuated and rather 
stooping, his hair scantily powdered, in appearance not unlike "the decayed 
macaroni" depicted in Anstey's works, wending his way, with a new norel by 
Miss Brunton or Miss Edgeworth under his arm, to the home of the lady who 
was most in farour at the time. His acquaintance with literature was extensive, 
and he was always glad to point out to young aspirants the best books on any 
subject in which they were interested. The history of his native town was ever 
an attractive'subject to him. We owe to him the octavo abridgment of Watson, 
with some additions, printed by Jacobs, and I have been told that a pamphlet 
entitled Halifaxiama^ a collection of anecdotes from various sources, not how- 
ever particularly oonnected with Halifax, was the work of Mr. Winn. After 
his death an able and somewhat elaborate character of him, but deficient in dates 
and facts, appeared in the Wakefield Joumalj written by Dr. John Thompson, 
a physician of great promise, then residing at Halifax, but who afterwards remoTed 
to Leeds, and died there in 1818 at an early age. In that obituary the writer 
applies with considerable happiness many of the expressions in Johnson's Z/^e of 
Savage to Mr. Winn, and, in reference to his career, ooncludes the article with the 
memorable and well known words which close that masterpiece of biography. C] 

Nor. 8. John, son of Joseph Dawson^ reed maker^ Manchester^ Lancashire. 
8, Thomas, son of Henry Hope^ worsted weaver, Manchester, Lane. 

At this place, in the original MS. of the Beffieter, is the following memorandum, 
written in a tremulous hand, and probably made by Mr. Lawson towards the dose 
of his life, recurring to the schoolboy days of one of his favourite pupUs highly 
distinguished in after years (see pp. 85-87) : 

N.B. Registered by John Oarr, afterw^" of S*. John's Coll. 
Oamb., A.B. 1767; A.M. 1770 ; S.T.B. 1778. 

janJiiri^ John, son of John Harmer, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 
II. John, son of John Baker, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 




John, son of Thomas Dunnington, tea merchant, Manchester, Lane. junJ^ 'u. 
Cornelius, son of James Chetham, dyer, Manchester, Lancashire. n. 

James, son of John Harrison, calenderer, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Thomas,* son of Thomas Bancroft, threadmaker, Manchester, Lane. 

[He was bom in Deansgate in the year 1756, twentj-one yean after the birth of 
his elder brother, who died in early life. He was admitted, when little more than 
six years old, as a pupil of Mr. Bobert Thyer, and whilst yet a boy was placed 
under Mr. Lawson. He continued as an assistant to Lawson after leaving the 
school until he entered at Brasenose under the Bev. Dr. Barker, and returned to 
Manchester school in the same capacity. JZ.] Whilst at school he obtained the 
prise for the English essay *' in Defence of classical learning," and the prize for the 
annual poem, the subject being Th€ Portsmouih Meview, [copies of both being 
in the Lancashire M88. J2.] He held a school exhibition firom 1778 to 1781, 
and graduated at Brasenose college, Oxford, B.A. loth October 1781, [being 
disappointed of a fellowship which was obtained by Bobert ffarington, afterwards 
D.D. and rector of S. George's in the East, a man of rery inferior literary attain- 
ments. J2.], in which year he was nominated Hulmian exhibitioner and M.A. 
25 th June 1784. [In 1780 he was employed to correct the edition of Momer^ 
printed at the Clarendon press, and the two Falconers were indebted to Ban- 
croft and Greswell, as well as to Henry Halliwell and others, for subordinate 
coirections of Sirabo, J2.] After leaving Oxford he was for a time assistant 
master in Manchester school, and shortly afterwards was appointed head master 
of king Henry YIII's school at Chester, and collated to a minor canonry in the 
cathedral. Whilst master of the latter school his under master was the learned 
William Parr GresweU, author of Ths AwmU of Paruian J^pc^apJ^ and 
other works, and &ther of five distinguished sons, who became fellows of 
colleges in Oxford, titer attaining the highest honours in the public examina- 

Dr. Onnerod (Siitory qf Cheshire^ voL L p. 288, note) thus refers to Mr. Bancroft : 
*' Towards the termination of the last century the king's school at Chester attained 
a considerable degree of classical celebrity, under the direction of the late Bev. 
Thomas Bancroft M.A., afterwards vicar of Bolton-le-Moors. Plays were occa- 
sionally performed by the boys, in the arrangement of which the late learned 
editor of Strabo [Thomas Falconer, M J)., for whom see Sekool Megittery anno 
1783] took a lively interest, and a collection of Gkeek, Latin and English ex- 
ercises, partly written by the scholars, and partly by Mr. Bancroft and others, 
was published at Chester [in 1788] under the title of Frokmones Poetiom, It 

* There being no other Thomas Bancroft in the HegiHer about this time, this must 
be the scholar referred to ; but he appears to have continued at school for the long 
period of fifteen years, and not to have proceeded to college until he was more than 
twenty years of age. 



is with pleasure that the author finds an opportunity of bearing teetimony to the 
strong genius and varied learning of a preoeptor for whose memory he will erer 
retain the highest respect, and with the recollection of whose name one of the 
most important and populous districts of Lancashire will long associate the 
eloquence of the diyine, and the firmness of the magistrate, displayed in counter- 
acting the efibrts of the adyocates of blasphemy and sedition, at the time of the 
French revolution." 

Mr. Bancroft was steward, with colonel Peter Heron, of the anniversaiy dinner in 
1798. He died on the 5th of February 1 8 1 1, aged 54 years. A small photograph 
taken from an oil painting in the possession of a fiunily at Chester, is in the 
old classical school at Manchester. 

In the parish church of Bolton there is a tablet to his memory, bearing the following 
inscription : 

" Near this place lie the remains of the Rev: Tho: Bancroft, late Yicar of this 
Parish, one of the King's Lancashire Preachers, Chaplain to the R*. Hon^. 
Viscount Castle Stuart, and Justice of the Peace for this County. 

"Memory requires no tablet to record the virtues of a man who adorned every 
station which he filled, and reflected honour on himself and his friends. His 
heart was the seat of benevolence, the noble and the warm aifections. Early 
distinguished by superior talents, he wrought on the feelings of his hearers, by 
his sublime and persuasive eloquence, while his example shining as a light in the 
world, adorned the doctrine of him who preached the Gospel of Peace. 

"In 1793 he was presented by Dr. Cleaver to the living of Bolton, and instituted 
one of the King's Lancashire Preachers in 1807 by Dr. Majendie. Here for 
sixteen years he added to his arduous parochial duties those of a just and im- 
partial Magistrate. 

"The evening of his life was cheerful and serene. He bore the infirmities of a 
lingering palsy without a murmur; and on the 5*^ of Feb: 181 1, in the 55^ 
year of his age, he received with a placid smile the summons of his LORD to 
enter into that holy rest where pain and sorrow and sickness will be no more, 
and where the LORD GOD will wipe away tears from off all eyes. 

" * For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that which 
is by number of years : but wisdom is the grey hair unto men, and an unspotted 
life u old age.' " 

[Mr. Bancroft married, whilst at Chester, the only daughter of Mr. Bennett of 
WiUaston hall, and had issue two daughters. Elizabeth, the elder, married John 
Bradshaw Isherwood of Marple hall esq. (sheriff of Cheshire in 1815), and Ann, 
the yoimger, married George Wolstenholme of Bolton esq., a magistfate of that 
borough. In a now forgotten serial called The MoniMy Freeepior^ are " prize 
translations,*' by the two Miss Bancrofts of Bolton. See voL i. p. 210, and voL 
ii. p. 287. 

The following catalogue of the writings of Mr. Bancroft was partly supplied by 
Mr. Ormerod to Canon Raines, the latter, somu years ago, having had an oppor- 
tunity of examining the femily papers of Mr. Bancroft : 



I. PsoLUSiOKBS PoEnoB, or a Selection of Poetical Bxercises in Greek, Latin and 
Engliflh ; partly original and partly translated. Studio fiEtllente laborem. Horace, 
Chester, printed by J. Fletcher, 1788. Sm. 8to, pp. ?iii. and 188. 

Names of authors from Mr. BanorofVs list, 
T. Pabe : In Somnum, Hen. lY., Soliloquy on sleep (p. 28) ; Speech of 
Wolsey, " Farewell ! a long farewell to all my greatness'' (p. 32) j De 
Halsewell (p. 90) ; Fidicinis et Phil. (p. 121) ; Spring (p. 140). 
Thomab FALOOifTEB ! Bellator Indicus (p. 44). 

W. P. Gbeswxll : Dying Christian (p. 36) ; Mary's Dream (p. 52) ; Beg- 
gar's Petition (p. 62) ; Nothing (p. 112) ; Sleep (p. 125). 
Banobovt and Gbbswxll: Cantilena HyemaUs (p. 40). 
Bakobott : all the rest. 
Dedicated to William Lord Bishop of Chester, Principal of Brasenose College, 
"as the literary first fruits of the King's School, Chester," by Thomas Bancroft. 

II. Ars Rhetorica, or a Compendium of Bhetoric. " . . . . 8ci rov oyaBoy iroiirnir 
Tc K§u firropuca,*' &o. Dion. HaUeam, Priyately printed at Chester, without date, 
and for the use of the King's School. From Dodsley's JPreeeptor^ with illustra- 
tions from Greek and Latin writers, and further illustrations, from Mr. Bancroft's 
interleayed copy. 

in. A Sermon preached before the Mayor and Corporation of the city of Chester 
May 29th, 1791 ; published at their request. Judges xxL 25. Chester, 4to, pp. 16. 

IT. A Sermon preached at the Cathedral Church in Chester, on Sunday the 9th 
of December, 1792. i Peter W, 17. Harrop, printer, 1793. 8yo, pp. 17. 

y. Christian Zeal and C*ivil Obedience earnestly recommended to the Friends of 
Piety and Good Government. 2nd edition enlarged. Bolton, printed by J. 
Gkurdner, Deansgate, 1800. Sm. 8to, pp. 70. Dedicated to Lord Kenyon, Lord 
Chief Justice of the King's Bench, &o. 

VI. A Sermon preached before the Officers and Prirates of the Loyal Bolton Yo- 
lunteer Corps of lufsmtry, on Thursday May 6th, 1802, being the day on which 
they were disembodied and their Colours deposited in the Parish Church of 
Bolton, published at their request. Isaiah ii. 4. Bolton, printed by J. Ghirdner, 
1802. Sm. 8yo, pp. 20. The names of all the members of the Corps are 

YII. A Sermon preached in the Parish Church of Bolton on Wednesday October 
19th, 1803, being the day appointed by Proclamation for a National Fast. Pub- 
lished by request. Isaiah M. 57. Bolton, printed by J. (Gardner, 1803. Sm. 
8yo, pp. 22. 

YIII. A Manuscript Yolume of Occasional Sermons in Mr. Bancroft's hand 
writing ; prepared for the press, but not printed. 

IX. A Letter addressed to Mr. T. N. on his separation from his second wife, with- 
out cause, by the Ber. T. Bancroft. In M8. 

X. A Letter addressed to a Young Gentleman, once a pupil of the Ber. T. Ban- 
croft, on Liberalism and Unbelief. In M8. 

XI. An Essay on the Study of History, written at Oxford. Probably an unsuc- 


cessful, although carefully oompoeed, Prize Essay, containing some eloquent 

passages. In MS, 
Xn. Poems, Poetical Translations from Horace, Voltaire's Henriade, &o^ Greek 

Epigrams, Translations from the Ghreek, &o., about the years 1773 and 1774, &c. 

The Greek manuscript is singularly beautiful, clear, and like print. In MS. 
XIII. Three Dis8«i»tions : i. On the Dirinity of our Sayiour. 2. On the Atone- 
ment. 3. On the Personality and Dirinity of the Holy Ghost. PriTately printed. 

Oxford, 1835. By John Isherwood Esq. of Marple in the county of Chester. 

For this work Mr. Isherwood received the thanks of Bishop Sumner of Chester. 
XIY. The Credibility of Christianity Vindicated. PriTately printed. Manchester, 

Sowler, 1 83 1. 
XV. The Englishman Armed against the Infidel Spirit of the Times. Stockport^ 

There is suffident internal eridence to prore that, although these three last named 

works appeared under the name of Mr. Isherwood, they were the productions of 

the rigorous pen of his father-in-law, Mr. Bancroft. MJ] 

jxmc^\i. Peter, son of Peter Burdett, supervisor of the excise, Manchester, 

II. James, son of John Stonehewer, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 
II. John, son of George Watson, dyer, Manchester, Lancashire, 
II. Isaiah, son of Isaiah Barlow, calenderer, Manchester, Lancashire. 
II. John, son of the late James Berwick, attorney, Manchester, Lane. 

John Berwick, manufacturer, living in 1797 at 15, Brasenose street, (Manche$ter 
and Salford Directory), and in 1809 at Poplar place, Strangeways, gentleman. 

II. Joseph, son of James Green, calenderer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

II. Samuel, son of James Wright, brazier, Manchester, Lancashire. 

II. John, son of William Aldred, dyer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

II. John, son of Richard Aspinall, calenderer, Manchester, Lane. 

Oyer the christian name John is also written William, 

II. John, son of the late Joseph Cornish, presser, Manchester, Lane. 
II. Richard, son of James Barlow, mercer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

I , Marsden and James, sons of the late George Hargreave, shopkeeper, 

Haslingden, Lancashire. 

II. David and Richard, sons of the late David Paynter, gentleman, 

Pembroke, Wales. 

David Paynter was an attorney in Pembroke. (For his son see Jt^ffiHer, anno 

[Richard Walter Paynter (probably the second of these sons) was a successfU 

attorney in Manchester where he died suddenly 22nd February 181 1, aged 58, 


leaTing a son Dayid William Paynter, bom in 1791s educated by Mr. LawBon, 
(see Seffitter, anno 1802) and intended for the medical profeesion, but relin- 
quishing the study of physio he deroted his talents to poetzy and the drama. He 
died 14th March 1823, aged 32. (See Procter's Literofy BemnUeeneeSf p. 77, 
i2mo. i860.) J2.] 

John and Abraham^ sons of Abraham Clegg^ hatter, Oldham, Lane. June n. 

[The sons of Abraham Clegg of Bent Grange in Oldham, merchant, who was second 
son of Abraham C^gg of Bent hall, the founder of the great hatting concern 
carried on by his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons. This is a branch of the 
yery ancient family of Clegg of Little Clegg in the parish of Rochdale, seated 
there certainly in the reign of king Stephen, as proved by contemporary deeds and 
eyidences. (Lane. M8S. yol. iii. pp. 40-45.) J2.] 

Charles, son of Lawrence Plant, steward to Mr. Chetham, Smedley, u. 


John, son of Thomas Clark, roper, Ormskirk, Lancashire. u. 

Robert James, son of Thomas Chappel, mercer, Ormskirk, Lane. u. 

Isaac, son of Stephen Fletcher, rider out. Stocks, near Manchester. n. 

James, son of John Taylor, yeoman, Crumpsal, near Manchester. it. 

[He was brother of Blizabeth daughter of John Taylor of Cmmpsall, who married 
22nd January 1761 Mr. James Allen, and was uncle of the Bey. John Taylor 
Allen M.A., yicar of Stradbroke, county of Suffolk, and some time Chetham 
librarian, Manchester. His nephew Joseph Mayer Taylor esq. of Westwood 
house in Oldham, married Sarah Ann daughter of James Clegg of Bent house, 
Oldham, merchant. 22.] 

Richard, son of Richard Downes, cooper, Manchester, Lancashire. u. 

Samuel, son of Samuel Edgely, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. " 

The fiftther was one of the churchwardens of Manchester, 1 750 -1752. One Samuel 
Bdgley (probably the son) appears as oyerseer of the poor in the JHreetories 
from 1797 to 1815. 

James, son of the late James Clayton, silk merchant, Congleton, 

Peter, son of George Heron, esq., Mere, Cheshire. 

Peter Kyffin Heron, second son of G^rge Heron esq. and brother of the Bey. 
George Heron, for whom see UegUter^ p. 84. He married Bebecca, only daughter 
of B. Butter esq. of Moor hall, Cheshire, of which county he became high 
sheriff in 1777. He was steward of the anniyersary dinner in 1787 with the 
Bey. James Bayley, and di^d x8th April 1801, aged 49. 

Jonathan, son of John Kighley, merchant, Halifax, Yorkshire. n 

Of Magdalen college, Cambridge. A.B. 1772. 

I a. 



junJ 'ii. Nigil Bowyer Gresley, son of Sir Nigil Gresley, Knippersley, 


The only son of sir Nigel Gresley bart., of Knjpersley, Staffordshire, and his ^mife 
Elizabeth, daughter of the Bey. Ellis Wynne. His father, the sixth baronet, 
descended from the anoient family of that name in Derbyshire, was in early life an 
officer in the navy, and, after the title and family estates oame to him, well known 
as an hospitable and friendly country gentleman { and died at Bath on 17 th April 
1787, at the age of 60, leaving sereral daughters distinguished for their elegance 
and beauty. He is remembered as an early patron of James Brindley, the cele- 
brated engineer, whom he employed to erect a curious water engine for the 
purpose of draining his coal mines near Manchester, which had before been 
performed at an enormous expense, and as the maker of the '* Newcastle upper 
canal " for the conreyance of his ooal and ironstone from the mines at Apedale 
into the Grand Trunk canal at Newcastle-under-Lyne. In the Oentleman*s 
Mtigamne for 1787 high testimony is borne to his priyate worth. His widow 
died at her house in Lichfield on 13th May 1793. 
Sir Nigel Bowyer Gresley, the seventh baronet, was twice married ; first on 26th 
January 1776 to his cousin Wilmot, the only child and heiress of sir Thomas 
Gresley hart., of Drakelow in Derbyshire, who died at Bristol, where she had 
gone for the benefit of her health, on 5 th December 1790, aged 40, leaving him 
three daughters, the eldest of whom jnarried the Rev. Thomas Levett of Lichfield, 
and the second Richard Edensor Heathcote esq., son of sir John Edensor Heath- 
cote knt., of Longton hall, Staffordshire (for whom see Begitier^ anno 1773), 
His second wife was Maria E. Garway of Worcester, who is said to have been 
sole heiress to her father, her maternal grandfather, and her relation Dr. John 
Rosse lord bishop of Exeter (see Gentleman** Magazine, 1792, pp. 774 and 865), 
and his eldest son by her, sir Roger Gresley bart. of Drakelow, was for some 
time M.P. for Derbyshire, dying in 1837, b. p. 
Sir N. B. Gresley, who could boast as high ancestral honors as any family in Eng- 
land, was high sheriff of Derbyshire in 1780, and appointed recorder of Lichfield 
in 1802. He was a contributor to Stebbing Shaw's Hietory of Si<iffhrd8JUre, 
furnishing some valuable papers relating to the civil wars. He died at Bath, of 
dropsy, on 26th March 1808, and in the abbey church there is a mural monu- 
ment with the following inscription : 
*' Sacred to the memory of Sir Nigel Bowyer Gresley, Bart, of Drakelow House in 
the county of Derby, who died March 26**' 1808. By his descent from the 
famous Rollo, duke of Normandy and Roger de Toeni, Standard-bearer to Wil- 
liam at the period of the Conquest, the Honors which Sir Nigel Gresley derived 
from a long line of ancestors rendered the nobility of his family conspicuous ; — 
whilst the elegance of his manners the accomplishment of his mind and the re&e- 
ment of his taste gave additional splendor to the dignity of his birth. By his 
first marriage to Wilmot Ghresley his Cousin and an heiress he re-united the title 
with the estates of Drakelow and had 3 daughters, Wilmot Mario, Emma Sophia, 



and BUxabeth Augusta : by his seoond wife Maria Eliza Garway (also an heiress 
and desoended from Sir Henry Ghtfwaj, living in 161 1) he had Almeria, Gheorgiana 
Maria (who died young), Louisa, Maria, G«orgianaj Roger the present Baronet: 
and Nigel who died in 1816. (This tablet the last and only tribute of regard she 
oould pay to the memory of her Husband is erected by his Widow Maria Eliza 
Knypersley hall, in North Staffordshire, with the estate and manor, was purchased 
in 1809 from the executors of sir N. B. Qresley by James Bateman esq., the 
grandfather of the present proprietor. See Ward's Hittory qf Stoke-^tpan-TreiUf 
pp. 162-182, London 1843, for a description of Knypersley, and a yery interest- 
ing memoir of James Brindley, the enthusiastic advocate of inland navigation, 
who maintained that rivers were created " to feed navigable canals." 

John^ son of Andrew More wood, distiller, Salford, Lancashire. janui^n. 

Charles, son of the late James Upton, calenderer, Manchester, Feb. ti. 


William, son of John Wild, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. xt. 

John, son of the late John Clayton, gent., Cross Hall, near Chorley, n. 


Joshua, son of Thomas Brookes, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. ^i 

Joshua Brookes was bom at Oheadle-Hulme near Stockport, and was baptised May 
19th 1754, "being Rogation Sunday,*' at Stockport. Hb fiither had carried on 
his trade of shoemaker at Cheadle-Hulme^ but afterwards removed to Manchester. 
Joshua being an industrious boy of some abilities was noticed by the Bev. Thomas 
Aynscough A.M., one of the fellows of the GoUagiate church; and with his 
assistance and that of other benevolent fellow townsmen, aided further by a school 
exhibition, his fieither was able to send him to Brasenose college, Oxford, where 
he graduated B.A. June 17th 1778 ; M.A. June 21st 1781. 

He was ordained in 1782 to the stipendiary curacy of Chorlton, (for an amusing 
account of his examination see Booker's Sutory qf Chorlton Chapel^ p. 308), 
and admitted to priest's orders in the following year, and on the loth August 
[he was licensed by the bishop 20th September 1789. J2.] 1789 he succeeded 
John Salter (see School BeffUter, anno 1740) as the perpetual curate, on the 
nomination of the warden and feUows of the OoUegiate church. This he re- 
signed 23rd December 1790, on being appointed to a chaplaincy in that church, 
which office he held for thirty years, dying, unmarried, nth November 182 1> 
aged 67 years, in a small house in Long-millgate close to the grammar schooL 
[He was interred in the west cross aisle of the Collegiate church, now the 
cathedra], the Bev. J. Gatliffe and the Very Bev. the Warden reading the funeral 
serrice. The attendance was one of the largest I ever saw on a similar occasion 
in Manchester. C] * 

Both father and son were eharaeters. The fierce eccentricities of the parent were 
somewhat modified in <he son by the influence of his education, but many amusing 


anecdotes are handed down, showing thafc fitmily peculiarities were not eradicated 
hy the better learning which it was the happy lot of the son to receiTe. (See 
Booker's ffistary, p. 309.) He was for a time one of the assistant masters of 
the school, and, probably on account of his temper and manners, disliked by 
the scholars. In the latter years of his Ufe, after he had ceased to be connected 
with the school, he was often at war with them (and the windows of his house 
looked out upon the small space of ground where th^ assembled before the 
school gates were opened), frequently coming forward with angry complaints of 
their rudeness and ill behayiour. He had Tery large, shaggy eyebrows, and the 
boys, when they passed him in the street, would draw their fingers, not l)y way 
of compliment, oyer those useful adornments of the human face, to his great 
annoyance. From a supposed resemblance to that important personage in a 
pack of cards, he obtained among the boys the sobriquet of the "knare of 
clubs," [although he was generally called S. Crispin. J2.] 

Bough, repulsive and unclerical as he appears to have been in his outward 
demeanour, Joshua Brookes possessed, as is often the case with men of like origin 
and temperament, some better qualities of mind and heart which commended 
him to those who rather regarded the inner man. Archdeacon Churton, in 
his Life of Nowell, speaks of him as his " rery worthy &iend," and Dr. Hibbort 
(see Sistary of Manchester Foundaiions, yoI. il. p. 259) eulogises him as '* a pro- 
found scholar, and a divine of strict discipline ; of a warm yet forgiving temper ; 
of acute feelings ; of a generous and benevolent disposition ; yet in the con- 
soientious discharge of his sacred duties often assailed by the ridicule of the 
ignorant, the malicious, and uncultivated rabble." 

[The following character of this excellent but eccentric man appeared in the Man' 
Chester JSxchange Seraid, (i8th November 1821), [and was written by the 
amiable editor Mr. Joseph Aston, who, along with Mr. Thomas Barritt, the 
Manchester antiquary, had been from boyhood the companion and friend of Mr. 
Brookes. JS.] 

" The character of Mr. Brookes has seldom been correctly appreciated { naturally 
irritable, his manner often obscured the goodness of his motive for reproof; and 
his zeal for the Church, and his high estimation of the sacred function which 
he had embraced, too often had the appearance of intemperate asperity, when 
proper observance of the respect due to the house of G-od, or its minister, was 
wanting. The reproof for indecorous conduct, which he never spared, if he 
witnessed such in any person, whatever his situation of life, certainly was wanting 
in that suavity of manner, which, in such a place, is most commanding ; but this 
in a great degree, was owing to a peculiar hardness, not to say harshness, of 
voice, which he had from nature, rendered more dissonant by the habit of speak- 
ing loud, on all subjects, and in all situations, even in the reading desk or at the 
altar, if he felt himself (and a very slight aberration would provoke him) called 
upon to introduce a parenthetical comment, between the responses of the Liturgy. 
These interpolatory ebullitions had, too often, an air of vulgarity ; and, in con- 
sequence, frequentlj failed of producing the effect intended. To a cultivated 


mind, the mode was diflgUBting ; and the shrewdness of the unpolished, not per- 
ceiving any thing of the mild and gentlemanly, yet commandiDg dignity, which 
adds a grace to the clerical character, felt an indifference to the anger, the ex- 
pression of which was so similar to what they were in the daily hahit of hearing 
from their equals in rank and age, on more unimportant and less sacred occasions ; 
they, therefore, often laughed at reproof which was merited, hut which had the 
misfortune to he either ill-timed, or intemperately administered. But Mr. 
Brookes had studied books only ; he was ignorant of the wsys of the world ; he 
knew nothing of making the passions and foibles of mankind subservient to the 
purposes of instruction. Deeply read as he was in Greek and Roman lore, be 
was almost as ignorant as a child in what related to mankind. He was a liying 
lexicon, to whom the doubting scholar might safely appeal; and yet he was a 
prototype of Fielding's Parson Adams, for honest simplicity. He had passed 
through the grammar school in this town, where he reoeiTcd his education, 
under the late Mr. Lawson, and kept his terms at Brasenose college, Oxford, 
where he became a graduate, with credit to himself; but he was a profound 
dunce as to the raried mysteries of the human heart. Though a physician of 
the soul, .he knew nothing of its anatomy. Such was the rererend Joshua 
Brookes; a man whose errors, (though they often extorted a smile from the 
candid, and even afforded the malicious enemies of religion materials for scoffing 
at sacred institutions), proceeded not from guile; a man whose memory will not 
pass away without the recollection of the yeiy many good properties which he 
possessed. As a son, his virtue was tried to the utmost ; and it came out of the 
fire pure and brilliant. His fother, a person of low birth, was a strong-headed 
though often wrong-headed man, whose intemperate passions too often placed 
him in yery unpleasant situations, from which his son neyer hesitated a moment 
to extricate him in the best manner possible ; for in spite of reiterated proyoca- 
tions, and reflected mortifications, he neyer forgot his duty to his parent, who, 
through a long life of decrepitude and of helplessness, found in the house of his 
son (which he too often disgraced by the turbulence of his spirit, and the eccen- 
tricity of his intemperance) a safe and constant protection, and a kindness of for- 
bearance, which he must have been conscious he did not merit, but which, in the 
eyes of the Christian, reflected so much honour on one whose sacred profession, 
and consequent gentlemanly rank in society, were disgraced by a conduct, which 
nothing but the fulness of filial piety could baye oyerlooked or forgiyen. Mr. 
Brookes, in the course of his ministry, perhaps baptised, married, and buried 
more persons than any other clergyman in the kingdom ; he read the seryices of 
the Church distinctly, and often critically and emphatically; but the repetition had 
been so often, that nearly the whole were imprinted on his memory ; and if, some- 
times, at the font, and when performing the marriage ceremony, he passed oyer 
the words with too great a rapidity to create the proper feeling which ought to 
be indulged on such important occasions, excuses will readily be made, when it is 
considered that the former sometimes exceeded one hundred, and the latter 
twenty in a day ; a thing not to be wondered at, when it is reooUacted that his 


duties were required in the mother church of a parish containing (as ascertained 
by the last census) 1 86,996 inhabitants. We ha^e deroted a burger space to the 
notice of the death of this gentleman than usual ; but Mr. Brookes has long 
been a public character ; and from the peculiarity of his manners in many points, 
was often made the subject of libellous inyective ; yet, though he would resist 
any intentional affront with a promptness which was inherent in him, the 
first notification of regret at having giyen him offence, was sufficient to insure 
instant forgiveness. His tongue certainly was often loud in the expression of 
resentment $ but his good nature generally arrested the judgment be denounced. 
He certainly wanted tbe mavUer in modo, and the delicate sensations which in- 
duce, nay force their possessor to appear amiable ; but if an underiating lore of 
truth, — if grateful recollection of acts of kindness (particularly exemplified in 
his reverence for the memory of his patron, the late Rev. T. Aynscougb, once one 
of the venerable fellows of the Collegiate church), — if the spirit of forgiveness 
which was never dead in him, — if a devoted attachment to the Church of Eng- 
land, and a constant and undevlating assiduity in the discharge of his profes- 
sional duties be praiseworthy, we ought to forget that he was deficient in some 
of those qualities which are too often apologies for the absence of more substan- 
tial virtues." 

A sketch of his character under the name of the Rev. Josiah Streamlet was given 
in his lifetime, and which I have with his own characteristic notes and correc- 
tions, in BlaekwoocPs Moffcurine of March 1 821 ; and Dr. Parkinson in his delight- 
ful Old Church Clock has not fiiiled to notice in his customary genial manner the 
well-remembered chaplain. More recently an entertaining memoir of him has 
appeared in Chambers's Booh ofDaySf vol. ii. pp. 568-70 ; and in the new edition 
of the Sonffs qftht WiUom^ edited by Mr. Harland, 1865, lamo, several references 
are made to him, and a satirical ballad by Thomas Wilson of which the reverend 
gentleman is the hero, is printed for the first time, pp. 46-9. His libraiy, which 
was a large and miscellaneous one — like Dr. North's, "his soul was never so 
staked down as in an old bookseller^s shop'* — was sold by auction in Man- 
chester in the mouth of May 1822. The curious titlepage to the sale catalogue 
gives a graphic picture of the collection. He was never very particular with 
regard to the condition of his books and illustrated them in a singular fashion 
of his own, desecrating very oflen a fine old volume by the insertion of worth- 
less and wretched prints ; Codworth and Cave's folios, for instance^ had their 
complement from some local edition of the Bible or Life of Christ in numbers. 
And therefore a fastidious collector is not likely to be attracted by the books 
which bear his autograph: but those who remember the man, a theological 
scholar of the old type, and how thoroughly conversant he was with the works 
he had collected, and how he loved and prized them, will pardon his book 
heretieiy for this was his sole heterodoxyi and even look upon a poor and dilapi- 
dated copy, not improved by its illustrations, with some interest, to which is 
prefixed the signature *' Joshua Brookes.** C] 

During the lifetime of Mr. Lawson he was a frequent attendant at the anniversary 


meetings of the old Bcholsn. His portrait, engraTed by ScriTeo, firom a paintiog 
by Minasi, hangs in the classical school. 

Thomas^ son of James Blomeley^ cook^ Manchester, Lancashire. Mai^'Vis. 

A cotton dealer in Greengate, Salford. His name appears in the records of the 
annirersarj meetings of the old scholars as present in 1791. 

Henry and Richard, sons of the late Bichard Briggs, attorney, is. 

Preston, Lancashire. 

The family of Briggs has disappeared from Preston many years. Henry Briggs 
became a wine merchant. One of the brothers appears to hare taken part in the 
speeches in 1764, and recited an English essay with this title, " Adeo mihi ride- 
tur impndens'eorom qnerimonia, qui nataram accusant quod yitam tam angusiis 
spatiis finierit, cum ipsi ex eo, quod datum, sibl tantum amputant." 

Bobert, son of Samael Wright, attorney, Knntsford, Cheshire. April n. 

FItc sons of Mr. Samuel Wright were scholars of Manchester school. Robert 
was bom 4th March o.s. 1747, and became fellow of Brasenose college, Oxford. 
B.A. October loth 1769; M.A. June 17th 1772; B. and D.D. December 13th 
1804. He was presented in 1790 by the college to the rectory of Wold, or 
Ould, in Northamptonshire; but in 1805 he exchanged benefices with Thomas 
Wright, rector of Whitechapeli London. He married at Bostbeme in Cheshire, 
August 26th 1800, Elizabeth the eldest daughter of James Massey esq. by his 
second wife Martha widow of Thomas Bavald of Manchester, and sister of 
John Massey (see Sdkool Se,ffiHer, anno 1764), and died September 28th 1807. 
His widow surriTed him many years, dying at Marbury near NantwI.I:. 5th 
September 1840, at the age of 86. 

Bobert Wright was present at seTeral of the earlier anniTersary festirals, and was 
one of thirty- two gentlemen who attended the meeting called in 1781 by sir 
Thomas Egerton bart. He read an exercise at the speeches in 1764: ''Omnes 
artee qu» ad humanitatem pertinent, habent quoddam commune rinculum, et 
quasi oognatione quAdam inter so continentur.*' 

John, son of James Aspinail, attorney, Standen, Lancashire. n. 

He was the eldest son and heir of James Aspinail of Burnley, and afterwards of 
Standen near Clitheroe gent., and nephew of John Aspinail esq. of Lincoln's Inn, 
seijeant-at-law and recorder of Clitheroe. John Aspinail, the scholar abore 
named, is described in some surrenders of property as " of Manchester, gentle- 
man," and was of age in 1770. 

John and Edmund, sons of Bichard Addison, upholsterer, Preston, June 14. 

The younger brother is here placed first. Edmund went to Bengal and died there 

John Addison (bom and March, 1755) practised for many years at Preston as a 




barrister, and diad there 17th October 1837, in his 83rd jear, and is buried in 
Trinity chnrch yard. He left two sons, the eldest of whom, Thomas Batty 
Addison esq., is the present recorder of Preston. His second son, the late John 
Addison esq., was jadge of the county courts for the North Lancashire circuit. 
For an interesting note in which John Addison senior is mentioned see Wiltom's 
Miscellanies, p. Ixix., [and for a curious anecdote of the first mayoralty of 
Bichard Addison, in 1727-8, and of sir Edward Stanley bart. the bailiifl^ see 
Dobsou's History qf Ancient Simses in Fteston, iimo, 1855. 2.] 

june'^ ^4. Johu^ Bon of the late Thomas Cottam^ innkeeper, Manchester, 

>4. Henry, son of Henry Baxter, farmer, Gatley, Cheshire. 
July 14. James, son of James Walker, physician, Hardwick, Lancashire. 

[The son and grand-son of Dr. John Walker of Ardwick, a physician, nonjuror and 
mystic, the friend of Dr. Byrom and often mentioned in his Bemains. (See toL 
ii. part i. pp. 20, 127, 150. 22.] 

August 8. Samuel, son of William Harrison, woollen draper^ Manchester, 

■7- Joseph, son of the late John Badley, reedmaker, Manchester, Lane. 
«7 William, son of Thomas Bowness, guager, Salford, Lancashire. 

He was bom at Stramshall, in the county of Stafford, and, after remaining ten 
years at the school, was admitted with an exhibition to Christ's ooUege, 0am- 
bridge, 14th April 1774, and elected scholar 12th June in the year following. 
He took the following degrees: A.B. 1778; A.M. 1790; LL.D. 1806. For 
many years he was curate to the Ber. Charles Fresoot B.D., rector of Stock- 
port, the father of the present renerable rector, and became perpetual curate 
of Marple, and of the chapelry of S. Chad, in the township of Bomily, both in 
the parish of Stockport. Dr. Bowness died in the month of December 1807, 
and was buried in the south-side aisle of the parish church of Stockport. His 
second daughter, Anne, married 23rd November 18 16 Qeorge the eldest son of 
Gilbert Wakefield esq. 

S9 John, son of James Cockerill, dyer, Salford, Lancashire, 

Brother to Edward Cockerill. (See page 95.) 

Sept lA. Thomas, son of John Seddon, farmer, Pendleton, Lancashire. 

The eldest son of Mr. John Seddon of Acres bam, and brother of William Seddon, 
an attorney in Manchester, and of Daniel Seddon who highly distinguished him- 
self as a brave and meritorious officer, and for whom see Begister^ anno 1773. 
Thomas Seddon, in the preface to his Ijetters to his Brother Daniel, giies aa 
amusing account of his early life. He appears to hare been at the free grammar 
school for only a portion of his schoolboy days, having been remored from school 
to school, so that ** from his sixth to his siiteenth year, he had been at the same 



number of soliools.*' He 'speftka gratefully of the benefit derired at the free 
grammar school .(which made him the fair scholar that ho was) and laments that 
he did not oontinoe there longer. His rerj regular attendanoe at the annual 
gatherings of the old scholars in after years proves that he regarded himself as 
one of her alumni. Bestined by his father for the medical profession he became 
a pupil in the Manchester infirmary, though his own wish had always been to 
take holy orders, whilst at the same time he confesses how little qualified he was 
for the priestly office by disposition or habits of life. The study of medicine was 
soon abandoned, and he went as a gentleman commoner to Magdalen hall, Oxford, 
under Mr. Allen the Tice*principal, whom he speaks of as a tutor of reputation, 
" but," he adds, " unfortunately we were seldom in humour, he to instruct, or I 
to learn." He appears to haye wasted his time at college, run into debt, and 
taken no degree. Haying obtained his testimonial, passing the examination re- 
quired in those days, and haying been ordained, he was presented 7 th November 
1778 by the warden and fellows of the Collegiate church to the curacy of the 
chapelry of Stretford, vacant by the resignation of the Bev. William Stopford, 
who held that office previously to his appointment as second master of Louth 
grammar sohooL (See Uegitter anno 1752.) In order to extricate himself from 
his pecuniary embarrassments he married a lady of good family near Manchester, 
and the result was unhappy to both parties, as might be expected. For a time 
he was curate of S. George's church, Wigan ; and he gives a curious account 
of the motives which led to his nomination, and of the reasons for hb dismissal; 
candidly confessing that he made himself unpopular. He held also the in- 
cumbency of Lydgate in Saddleworth, to which he was nominated in 1789 by 
the Bev. Dr. Hind, yicar of Rochdale ; and was chaplain to the earl of Lons- 
dale, and also to the royal Manchester yolunteers raised in 1794, which sub'- 
sequently became the 104th regiment. He held both Stretford and Lydgate to 
the time of his death, which is said to have happened at sea on his passage to 
the West Indies in 1796. Was he then accompanying the 104th regiment sail- 
ing for foreign service ? • 
Bash, impetuous and unprincipled, and soured by disappointments for which he 
had to blame himself, he published CharacUrittie Strictures, or upwards of one 
hundred porU'aUs in HfoHchester, ^e., dedicated to John Astley esq. of Duckin- 
field, in which he libelled many persons living in the town and neighbourhood. 
In the pre&ce to the letters to his brother before alluded to he makes something 
of an apology for this discreditable publication. Besides his Strictures, he pub- 
lished in 1780 a Fcut Sermon, preached at Ardwick near Manchester; and in 
1786 Letters to an Officer in the Army on various subjects, religious, moral and 
political, with a view qf ihe manners, accomplishments and proper conduct of 
young gentlemen, in two volumes, small 8yo.; printed by W. Eyres, Warrington. 
It is sufficient to add that his advice, which is good, and his practice, which was 
indifibrent, were not always in harmony. On the whole, Thomas Seddon seems 
to haye been a man of ability and a good classical scholar, but not a man of 
principle, and as a parish priest by no means exemplary. 


The three brothers mentioned at the beginning of this notice are said by a daughter 
of William Seddon, who still stmriTes, to hare been " alike distinguished for wi^ 
talent, and the beauty and eloquence of their publio speaking, to which an 
especial charm was given by their sweet, musical, iMneaikin yoioes." 

[In addition to the publications noticed may be mentioned a ThanktgioiHg Sermon^ 
preached tst Lydgate in Saddleworih on the lyrd April 17S9, on the re-eetahlith- 
ment of the King^e Siealth. Huddersfield, 4to.; and a Sermon preached at Lyd- 
gate i%rd September iTgi^for the relief of the Distressed IVench, Manchester, 
Wheeler, 8to.; and Impartial and Dree Thoughts on a Free Trade to the King^ 
dom of Ireland, Prefixed to his sermon preached at Ardwiok is an ironical 
dedication to Thomas Butterworth Bay ley esq., who is also introduced in his 
Strictures^ the copy of which tract in the Manchester Free Library contains a 
MS. key to the names of the different characters. As it is oertainly a Tery curi- 
ous and now rery scarce pamphlet it may be well to mention that it came out in 
1779} 4^^) 47 P^^* ^^B Letters to an Officer are the most readable of the pro- 
ductions of this clever but erratic parson of the Doctor Podd species. CJ] 

October 7. Edward Sharpies Lawson^ son of the late Rev. Samuel Lawson, of 

Sharpies Hall^ near Bolton, Lancashire. ^ 

[The Ber. Samuel Lawson, born in 17 17, died June 14th 1753, and was buried at 
Bolton-le-Moors, being at that time a feoffee of Chetham's hospital. He married 
at Turton chapel, Februaiy 28th 1744, Mary, daughter and heiress of John 
Sharpies of Sharpies hall esq. (elected a feoffee of Ohetham's hospital October 6th 
17 18) by his wife Mary daughter of John Andrews of Little Lerer esq., and had 
issue John Sharpies Lawson of Sharpies hall M.D., who died and was "buried at 
Barnard Castle in the year 18 16, leaving issue two daughters. -~ {Palmet's MS. 
Ped.) 12.] For his son John see Register, p. 89. 

Nov 14 Hugh, son of George ^rimshaw, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 
January 10. William, son of William Wagstaff, apothecary, Manchester, Lane. 

[William son of William Wagstaff, apothecary, and Mary his wife, baptised at the 
Collegiate church 3i8t July 1757, descended from a respectable family long settled 
at Glossop in Derbyshire, a member of which migrated to Manchester in the 
latter half of the seventeenth century and embarked in commercial pursuits, and 
another settled at Bamsley in Yorkshire. From the latter descended Mr. Wil- 
liam Wagstaff sen. here named, bom and baptised at Bamsley 29th December 
1723, who practised as an apothecary in Manchester, married Mary daughter of 
Mr. Taylor of Salford, by whom he had two sons, Thomas, who died 14th De- 
cember 1798 s.p., and William, who died s.p. He had also three daughters : 
I, Hannah the wife of general Charles Morgan ; 2, Elizabeth, wife first of Edward 
son of the honourable Edward Hay, seoondly of general Kyd ; 3, Mary, wife first 
of John Astley of Duckinfield esq., secondly of the Bev. William Bobert Hay 
M.A., vicar of Boohdale, rector of Aokworth and prebendary of York, and 
chairman of the quarter sessions at Manchester during the troublous years which 
elapsed between 1802 and 1823. (See Lane. 3£SS. vol. xxvL pp. 406-7-8.) S.'} 


Mr. WagBiaiTs name occurs onlj once in ih« records of the annirersary meetings* 
Tis. on the first occasion in 1783. 

John^ son of the Bey. Thomas Porter^ of Northen^ Cheshire. janaur 10. 

Brother of Henry Porter (for whom see BegUter anno 1770). Thomas Porter 
took part in the speeches on 13th December 1764, the subject of the ode which 
he recited being ** Carmine Di Superi placantur carmine Manes.*' From Man- 
chester school he proceeded to Trinity coUege, Cambridge, where he graduated 
A.B. in 1773, being placed fifth among the wranglers of that year, and A.M. 
in 1776. He was elected fellow of the college, and for some years employed as 
tutor, and in 1786 was appointed to preach the Botfle Lectwreii but his 
Lectures were not published. In 1789 he was nominated to the archdeaconry 
of Uandafi*, in 1790 to the regius professorship of Hebrew, and in 1793 he 
took the degree of D.D. When earl Camden went to Ireland as yioeroy, Dr. 
John Porter had the good fortune to be appointed one of his chaplains, and to 
that nobleman's patronage he owed his eleyation to the episcopal office, being 
selected in 1795 as the successor of Dr. John Law in the see of Killala, when the 
latter was translated to Blphin. In January 1798 he was himself translated to 

He died intestate in 18 19, and is said to hare left property to the amount of 
240,000/., reaped by the sale of some beneficial leases appertaining to the see. 
Such an accumulation of riches contrasts strongly with the foUowing anecdote. 
A gentleman once waited upon Dr. Joseph Butler, bishop of Durham, the well 
known author of tlie Anahffy of Ncstwrdl and jEteoedled BeUgum^ to lay before 
him the details of some projected benerolent institution. The bishop, calling his 
house steward, enquired how much money he had in his possession F The answer 
was, *' Fire hundred pounds, my lord." ** Fire hundred pounds !" exclaimed his 
master, '* What a shame for a bishop to have so much money ! Give all to this 
gentleman for his charitable plan." The see of Clogher is now annexed to the 
archbishopric of Armagh, and the income of the present primate and metropo- 
litan is 80002. a year. 

His name appears among the old scholars present at the anniversary festival of the 
year 1784. There is a portrait of him, engraved by Turner from a painting by 
sir T. Lawrence, in the school. 

His father, Thomas Porter, of whom there is also a small portrait in the school, 
was M.A. 1743 of Pembroke college, Oxford, and for more than fifty years curate 
of Northenden, where he died May 25th 1802, aged 85 years. His daughter 
married at Northenden, 8 th January 1799, the Bev. Thomas Bland. 

[Two prize poems exist written by Mr. Porter when at Manchester schooL The 
first is a paraphrase in English bUuA verse on &eneri» xlv., and the second, in 
Latin, is headed CkriiH BuwrreoUo. The former, oonsbting of eighty-two lines, 

*'Stem &mine now with desolation stalk'd 
The round of Egypt, and her boid'ring realms. 


The minister of wrath : but wam'd of heftr'n 
With predouB eare, the soeptred son of Ham 
Had heap'd his bursting magazines with com, 
And mocks her rage. The neighbouring states, distress'd, 
With trains of suitors throng the regal dome, 
And beg the boon of life : when, high uprau'd, 
The Patriarch's envied son, whom hear'n had sent 
T* announce th* impending ill, presides o*er all 
With delegated swaj, and through the world 
Dispenses wide the golden gifts of earth. 
Mix'd in the throng the sons of Jacob bow," &c., &c. 
The latter is dated i^ the year 1766, and consists of fourteen alcaic TcneB ; the 
first verse follows : 

'* Luctus, Jesu, dum tacito tuos 
Meoum revolro corde, tot horridum 
Agmen dolorum, dura pcsuse, 
Dura probri mala, dura mortis." 

Lancashire M8S. J2.] 

jantl^^if. Henry, son of Henry Penny, apothecary, Knutsford, Cheshire. 

The name of this family was originally spelt I^enn^y and is so entered in the Reps' 
ter qf Baptisms in the parish of Knutsford. The father of these scholars, who 
was brother to Edward Penny, the royal academician, whose portrait of lord 
Strange, grandfather of the present earl of Derby, formerly hung orer the fire 
place of the tea room in the Manchester Assembly rooms, changed the spelling 
of the name to Penny at the time of the French revolution, having a horror of 
everything French. An ancestor of the family, a Protestant minister, is said to 
have come over from France at the revocation of the edict of Kantes in the time 
of Louis XIY. His son James Penny went to Christ church, Oxford, M.A. 
30th March 1672, and forming a friendship with the earl of Warrington came to 
Dunham as his chaplain, and was presented to the vicarage of Ghreat Budworth 
in 168 1, dying in 1694. One of his sons, Robert, married Clare, daughter of 
William Trafibrd of Swithamley, Sta£fordshire, esq., and settled at Knutsford as 
what was then termed " apothecary," who would be grandfather of this scholar. 
He had two daughters ; Anne, the elder, married Samuel Wright " apothecary " 
of Knutsford, and Frances, the younger, married Buckley Bower, attomey-at- 
law, Stockport. The families of Penny and Wright have been connected by 
more than one intermarriage. Five sons of Mr. Henry Penny were admitted to 
Manchester school. 

Heniy Penny, the scholar above named, Was baptised 3rd July 1750. He studied 
the profession of medicine, and resided in London and was twice married. After 
his first marriage he retired from practice, and died at Kensington about 1833. 
His son, by his first wife, the Rev. Henry Penny M.A.' of Oriel college, Oxford, 
and of Ealing, Middlesex, married 25th August 1808 Sarah, the only daughter 



of John Harwood esq. of Cliiswick, and their only surriring son is the present 
n. H. Harwood esq. of London, who has assumed that name instead of Fenny. 
The Ber. Henry Penny died in April 1850, and his widow in April 1865. 
Edward Fenny, the artist, and unde of these scholars, who would probably, with 
his brother Henry the apothecary, be sent to Manchester school, was one of the 
first appointed royal academicians under the presidentship of sir Joshua Beynolds, 
and first professor of painting at the Boyal academy, in which situation he con- 
tinued tiU 1783, when declining health obliged him to vacate the chair. His 
immediate successor in the professorship, James Barry B.A., thus speaks of him 
as compared with Hogarth (see account of a series of pictures in the great room 
of the Society of Arts, at the Adelphi, by James Barry B.A., reprinted in the 
last 4to edition of his works). " The line of art pursued by my yery ingenious 
predecessor and brother academician, Mr. Penny, is quite distinct firom that of 
Hogarth, and is of a much more delicate and superior relish. He attempts the 
heart, and reaches it, whilst Hogarth's general aim is only to shake the sides : in 
other respects no comparison can be thought of, as Mr. Penny has all that 
knowledge of the figure and academical skill which the other wanted." He was 
chiefly a portrait painter, but one well-known historical subject, the death of 
general Wolfe, has been engraTcd. Many &mily portraits, painted by him, are 
in the possession of B. C. Lowndes esq., of Bice house, West Derby, Liverpool, 
and of H. H. Harwood esq., before mentioned, both of whom are connected with 
this &mily. Edward Penny died at Gbbwick in 179 1. (See also H. J. Bose's 
Biographical Dietionaty.) 

Edward^ son of Henry Penny^ apothecary^ Knutsford^ Cheshire. janJ^n. 

Baptised ist August 1751. He settled in London as a tradesman, living in Cheap- 
side, but spent the latter years of his life in Liverpool, where be died about 18 17. 

George, son of Joshua Booths bookkeeper, Manchester, Lane. i^. 

Daniel, son of John Whittaker, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. ». 

Daniel Whittaker resided in Sling street, and was a regular attendant at the earlier 
anniversaries. John Whittaker, the father, was constable of Manchester in 1767. 

John, sou of William Plant, leaver, Manchester, Lancashire. ,^ 

Titus, son of James Ogden, fustian shearer, Manchester, Lane. 
Thomas, son of Thomas Dunnington, tea merchant, Manchester, 

James, son of Isaac Oilier, grocer, Manchester, Lancashire. .^ 

James, son of Richard Parks, hardware-man, Manchester^ Lane. ,^ 

James, son of James Longworth, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 1^ 

James, son of William Wilson, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. ,. 

James, son of James France, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 






January II. James^ 8011 of William Fletcher^ smallware maker^ Manchester, 

la. James^ son of James Gee^ innkeeper^ Manchester^ Lancashire. 

The name of Gtee has occurred before in the Begiaier^ and wae connected wit'h. 
Manchester from a very early date. (See Harland's Court Jjtet Meeordt of tlk^ 
Manor of Ma/neheHer in the i6th eentwry,) 

lA. John^ son of Josiah Birch^ tradesman^ Manchester^ Lancashire. 

Josiah Birch, who was constable of Manchester in 1763, and many years treasurer 
of the Manchester infirmaiy, died September 29th 1786. John Birch attended 
sir Thomas Egerton's meeting In 17 81, and was present at some of the earlier 
annirersaries, and Josiah Birch's name appears in 1785. 

Thomas^ son of Joseph Smith, woUen dyer^ Salford^ Lancashire. 
'*• Thomas, son of Henry Bolton^ jersey-comber, Manchester, Lane. 
William, son of John Ryder, thread maker, Manchester, Lane. 
James, son of James Whittaker, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Robert, son of John Barlow, smallware maker, Manchester, Lane. 
Robert, son of the late Robert Chapman, innkeeper, Manchester, 

John, son of James Massey, gentleman, Salford, Lancashire. 

James Massey, who was boronghreere of Salford in the year 1742, and laid the 
fonndation stone in 1753 of that noble charity the Manchester Royal in- 
firmary, originally intended for the reception of forty patients, and now accom- 
modating upwards of 250 in-patients, and giying aid daring the present year 
(1865) to nearly 30,000 of the afflicted poor, was appointed its^t^ president in 
1773. His portrait and that of Mr. Charles White the first surgeon, (who with 
Mr. Joseph Bancroft originally projected the establishment of the institution,) 
hang in the board room. Mr. James Massey died 2nd January 1796, aged 82, 
when the duke of Bridgewater was selected to succeed him in the office of pre- 
sident. He was also the first president, conjointly with Dr. Perciyal, of the 
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society in 178 1, and there is a paper 
by him " On Saltpetre" printed in the first Tolume of the Ik'aiMaeUont qf HU 

This family was a branch of the Masseys of Coddington, and the direct male line 
terminated in this James Massey, who was the youngest of the five sons of 
Bichard Middleton Massey M.D., F.B.S. and F.S.A. By his second wife, Martha 
widow of Thomas Bavald of Manchester, he had one son, John, the scholar abore 
named, who died before his father, August 9th 1784, at the age of 29, and three 
daughters, the eldest of whom, Elizabeth, married Dr. Bobert Wright (see 
JEtsffUterf p. 1 13), and the youngest, Sarah, married Domyille Poole esq. of Dane 
bank, Cheshire (for whom see Rfffister anno 1770). 




Ser e r a l of the fiunilj, inolading both father and son referred to in thia note, are 
bnried at Bostheme m Cheshire, and their monumental insoriptionB may be Been 
in Ormerod's Cheikire, vol. i. p. 342. *< Immediatelj west of the church, on the 
border of the hike" (says Dr. Ormerod) " is a respectable mansion, which for 
sereral generations was the residence of a collateral branch of the Massejs of 
Coddington, who were lessees of the same under Christ church college, Oxford.** 
VoL i. p. 339. John Massej was present at the anniTersary meetings in 1782-3 

'William^ son of James Speakman> tradesman, Altringham, Cheshire. January ft4- 
Thomas^ son of Thomas Jonshon, farmer^ Hipston, near Leek^ si- 

Giles, son of the late Rev. Mr. John Sedgwick, of Waddington, Mai«h 10. 


Of Worcester college, Oxford. B.A. April 13th 1768. 

Robert, son of the late James Booth, calenderer, Manchester, Lane, ^p^ ^ 

ON the 16th of April 1764 Mr. Pumell died, having been high 
^ master of the school for nearly fifteen vears ; and on the 2iBt of 
April Mr. Charles Lawson, who had for a sunilar period been " usher, 
or under master," and who had taken his degree of M.A. July 3rd 
'753> ^^ nominated bv Dr. Thomas Bandolph, president of Corpus 
Christi college, Oxfora, as his successor. In those days all school- 
masters were licensed by the bishop of the diocese, according to the 
canon ; and in Mr. Lawson's license to the office of usher, bearing the 
signature of Dr. Samuel Peploe, bishop of Chester, and dated August 
7th 1749, he is required to ''teach his scholars every week (among 
other things) the catechism of the Church of England, and no other, 
either in the Latin or English tongue, and diligently attend them to 
church every Sunday and festival, there to hear divme service and a 
sermon." Mr. Lawson's testimonial, previously to receiving his ap- 
pointment to the high mastership, was signed by Hichard Asheton 
sen., John Clayton, Thos. Aynscough, and Bichard Asheton jim., being 
the four fellows of the Collegiate church. 

The notes to the preceding pages of this Beffuter testify to the suc- 
cessful teaching of Mr. Pumell and Mr. Lawson during their united 
labours from 1749 to 1764. The high honours to which many of their 

{)upils attained, in the university of Cambridge especially, are not a 
ittle remarkable, when it is remembered that the number of scholars 
proceeding from the school to college would not exceed four or five in 
each year. The list of those members of the university of Oxford who 
'* obtained honours " was first made public in the jear 1802 ; so that 
there are not the same means of testing the abihties, diligence and 


attainmentB of Bucb Manchester BcHolars as graduated at that andeat 
seat of learning as there are in the case of their schoolfellows, whose 
lot it was to enter one or other of those illustrious colleges which stand 
on the banks of the slug^sh Cam : for the university of Cambridge has 
regularly published its lists of wranglers, senior and junior optimes, 
from a date so far back as the year 1747-8. But it is worthy of note, 
that two of Mr. Lawson's pupils appear among the earliest names of 
puhlio examiners at Oxford, viz. Dr. F. Hodson in 1803 and 1804, and 
Dr. J. Dean in 1806. 

Charles Lawson was the third son of the Bev. Thomas Lawson, vicar 
of East Kirby in the county of Lincoln, and brother of the Hev. John 
Lawson B.D., rector of Swanscomb in Kent, and sometime fellow and 
tutor of Sidney Sussex college, Cambridge, distinguished by his mathe- 
matical knowledge, particularly of ancient and modem trigonometry, 
who died 13th November 1779 at Chiselhurst in Kent. There is in the 
library at Chetham college a manuscript, described in catalogue voL 
iii. p. 165, as follows: ^^ Spherics; or ElemenU of Spherical Geometry ^ 
4to. This is in the handwriting of Dr. (Mr.) John Lawson, brother of 
Charles Lawson esq. late high master of the free grammar school in 
Manchester. He was an eminent mathematician, celebrated for his 
elegant edition of ApolUmius Fergceus and other works. This MS. 
contains 157 pages and 13 folding leaves of mathematical diagrams; 
and is supposed to be an original production of Dr. (Mr.) Lawson, by 
himself carefully prepared for the press." 

Charles Lawson was elected Lincolnshire scholar at Corpus Christi 
college, Oxford, on February 7th 1748, but resigned when selected by 
the president to proceed to Manchester as the second master in the 
following year. Eobert Thyer, in a letter to John B3rrom 31st Julj 
1749, says: "Our new Usher is come down, and entered upon his 
office. Me brought with him an excellent character in point of scholar- 
ship from Dr. Randolph the head of C. C. C. and from Mr. Patten his 
tutor (Thomas Patten D.D.). He is but young, about 22, but seems a 
very modest, pretty sort of man." (See Byrom's Semains, vol, ii. pt. ii. 

P- 503) 

On his entry into office as high master, he delivered an admirable 

address on the advantages and disadvantages of a public education, 
which is printed in the third volume of the History of the Manchester 
jPbundations^ pp. 1 1 i-i 14, and of which I have the original copy in Mr. 
Lawson*s handwriting, with his own corrections. 

He held the high mastership for forfy-three years, having been em- 
ployed in the laborious office of schoolmaster for upwards of half a 
century, " to which he devoted his time with such scrupulous and con- 
scientious punctuality, that no engagement of business, however urgent, 
or of relaxation, however necessary to his health, was ever suffered to 
break in upon its regular and stated hours.'* In a notice of him, which 
appeared soon after his death in the Athenaeum (a periodical of short- 



lived duration), and wrili^en by the late J. H. Markland esq., it ia 
recorded (see yol. 1. p. 528, 1807): ''In tliis arduous situation, Mr. 
Lawson uniformly displayed a dign^^ and propriety of conduct and a 
fixed principle of action, that could not fail to conciliate the esteem 
and affection of his pupils, and the warm admiration of his fellow 
townsmen. The extensiye literary abilities which he possessed were 
of a higher class than are usually met with even in the most distin- 
fi;uished of our preceptors ; and the depth and assiduity with which 
ne constantly pursued his erudite researches rendered mm eminently 

Sualified for tnat station wherein he was judiciously placed." No 
etter proof can be adduced of his abilities as a master, and of the con- 
aoientious care with which he watched over the progress of his scholars, 
than is given in the notes to the names entered in the School Begitter 
from the year 1749 to 1807. Men of the first eminence in the learned 
world and of diJstin^uished rank in society received at his hands their 
early education. At one period three of the heads of colleges in 
Oxford had been his pupils at Manchester school ; and the colleges of 
Brasenose, Oxford, and S. John's, Cambridge, can bear witness to the 
success with which he laboured in his profession. It will be observed, 
in looking over the pages of the Register^ that the admissions to the 
school during the greater part of that long period in which Mr. Charles 
Lawson was connected with it as high master, gradually increased, the 
highest numbers being for the fifteen jrears between 1770 and 1786. 
After that there is a falling off; and during the last twelve years of his 
life the average of admissions is annually under twenty-five. 

It can hardly be questioned that he held ofGlce too long. "Solve 
senescentem" should nave been his petition to the trustees lone^ before 
he was summoned for ever from the scene of such protracted labours. 
Mr. J. H. Markland in the sketch before alluded to says : " From a 
peculiaritv of local disadvantages, the school has for some years past 
considerably diminished in the number of its scholars.*' To this cause 
solely the diminution cannot be attributed, for we find a rapid increase 
following the appointment of Mr. Lawson's successor. Both he and 
his colleague Mr. Darby, the usher, had worked long and well, and 
raised the character of the school very high in public estimation; 
but, if in any profession it is desirable for men to retire from active 
work when the prime of life has long passed away, it is so surely in 
the case of those who have undertaken the responsible and honourable 
but wearing work of schoolmaster. But notwithstanding the bodily 
and mental infirmities which seldom fail to attend, at least in some 
degree, upon almost all who arrive at three-score years and ten, worn 
and weakened by a long and painful disorder, Charles Lawson was 
found at his post to the very last. He relinquished attendance at the 
school only on the day before his death, when absolutely compelled to 
do so, exhausted by suffering. " This truly great man," Mr. Markland 
concludes, " displayed in an eminent degree that Christianlike serenity 


which naturally resulted from habits of religious principle, and the 

recollection of a well spent life. With him, to use tne language of the 


' Oonscienoe, as a faithful friend, 
Like a kind angel whiapered peaoe 
And Bmoothed the bed of death.' " 

Socially, as well as in his public capacity, Charles Lawson was res- 
pected and valued. In the notice which appeared in the GhfUleman^s 
Maaazme for June 1807, as well as in that of the AthentBum^ he is 
spoKen of as cheerful and good humoured, an affectionate friend, aa 
agreeable companion, and a liberal benefactor. "For his coUoquial 
t^ents, and suavity of his manners, he eminently endeared himself to 
that nuitierous body of friends, by whom his memory will be long 
praised, wept, and honoured." He was, at the time of his death, one 
of the feoffees of Cheetham's hospital. 

Mr. Lawson died on the 19th April 1807, in the seventy-ninth year 
of his age, and is buried in the choir of the Collegiate church, in the 
same vault with Mr. Pumell. Their bodies rest side by side. 

Few of Mr. Lawson's pupils are yet among the living. Among those 
few may be mentioned the Kev. Thomas Clayton, B.D., late fellow and 
tutor of Brasenose college, Oxford, and for fifty years rector of Cot- 
tingham in Northamptonshire ; the right Bev. JJr. A. T. Gilbert, lord 
bishop of Chichester, formerly principal of Brasenose college ; and Dr. 
John Page, late fellow of Brasenose college, brother of Dr. William 
Page (late head master of Westminster school), and for forty-three 
years vicar of QiUin^ham in Kent. 

The bishop of Chichester, in a letter recently received (cowl him, 
gives some personal traits and anecdotes of his former master, who, 
great as he was as a scholar and a teacher, had nevertheless his pecu- 
liarities. " It used to be stated of him, that he was a staunch Jacobite, 
accompanied the Pretender to Derby, was ordained deacon before the 
canonical age, but never proceeded to the priesthood, being unable to 
take the reouired oaths. His habit was to address every one as a third 
person, ana with the prefix of ' Psha, blockhead.' Men and gentle- 
men, — some said even ladies — were thus accosted by him, 'Psha, 
blockhead.' To his boys or servants, or to persons in humble life, he 
would say, * What does he want, pray?' or, * What has he got to say?' 
not that he was not entirely gentlemanly in his feelings and general 
manners. He always wore shorts, black silk stockings, and buckles ; 
but in riding he wore boots, the caulifiower wig as at other times, 
and his large three-cornered hat. The afternoon school hour was two 
o'clock; and he required every one to be in the school before his 
arrival. The consequence was a bear-garden. To quell the uproar 
he instantly drew out his cane, rapt furiously with an old split one 
on his table, and commenced cutting at the shoulders and legs of the 
boys who had retreated to the shelter of their desks. Those first 



attacked ducking tbeir heads, and drawing ap their legs, pleaded, 
' No, sir, it was not here ; it was that form, sir, over there ; ' to whom 
he accordingly went and began to administer similar discipline. They, 
of course, sent him off to others, and in this way he nad to make 
almost the tour of the upper school, for he never intruded upon 
Darbey's middle school. At last he and we settled into a proper 
school hum. Upon the whole it was rather good fun ; for his Dustle 
was rather amusing, and the cane was so baulked and evaded, that 
the cuts never fell heavily. He was a dear old man, and great reason 
have I to cherish his memoi^. He was as kind as he was faithful to 
his duty. I used to pass Whitsuntide and Christmas with an aunt 
and uncle, rector of Bolton-by-Bowland, near Gisbum, who would 
always send his long-tailed neavy black coach-horses as far as 
Hasungden to meet me, but woidd on no account allow them to 
sleep out of their own stable : I was to get to Haslingden as I could. 
80 the first holidays Mr. Lawson asked me ; ' Psha, blockhead, 
pray where does he go these holidays?* and I told him, and that 
my uncle would send to Haslingden to meet me. ' And how is he to Haslin^enP' 'That I should walk.' 'Well, pray then, can 
e ride?' 'Yes.' 'Psha, well then, he shall have my horses to 
Haslingden : ' and regularly every Whitsuntide and Christmas 
holidays (in the summer I came into the south to my own dear 
fiither and mother) he forwarded me in this way. You can hardly 
imagine the delight it has been to me to narrate all this. Have I 
not reason to revere and love his memory ?" 

At the anniversary meeting of old scholars on the 7th of October of 
the year 1807 it was resolved to erect a monument to the memory of 
Mr. Lawson, and the following gentlemen were appointed a committee 
to raise the necessary subscriptions : 

The earl of Wilton. 

The right Eev. Dr. Porter, bishop of Clogher. 

Colond Stanley, M.P. 

The £ev. Dr. Jackson, dean of Christ Church, Oxford. 

The Bev. Dr. Outram, St. John's college, Cambridge. 

John Latham M.D. 

James Haworth M.D. 

Colonel Drinkwater. 

The Eev. Oeorge Heron. 

John Ford esq. 

Henry Hidton esq. 

James Bradshaw Isherwood esq. 

WiUiam Fox esq. 

Itobert Markland esq. 

The Bev. Joseph Allen, prebendary of Westminster. 

The Bev. Thomas Bancroft, vicar of Bolton. 


The Bev. C. W. Ethektone, fellow of Christ's college in 

The Bev. Frodsharo Hodson, Brasenose coUege» Oxford. 
The Bey. J. Dean, Brasenose college, Oxford. 
Thomas Lowten esq., the Temple. 
John Williams esq., Trinity college, Cambridge. 
William Starkie esq. 
John Baldwin esq. 
with Mr. James Badford as secretary. 

That monument was placed inappropriately, and to the injuiy of the 
architecture over the entrance to the chapter house in the Collegiate 
cliurch, in the year 18 10. It was designed and executed by Mr. Bacon, 
and bears the following elegant inscription, which is &om the pen of 
Dr. F. Hodson, principal of Brasenose college. 

"M. S. 

'' Caroli Lawson, A.M. et ScbolsB Mancuniensis Archididasculi, inter 
eos qui GFrsBcad BomansBque lingusB elementa feliciter edocaerunt, locum 
nulli secundum jure optimo sibi vindicantis. Ille nimirum fuit ejus 
labor indefesBus atque ea disciplin® ratio, ut neque ingenii splendor ad 
altiora properantis, neque tarditas, qusB literarum omnia respuit pr€K- 
hibere possent qu6 minus singularem suam axpifieuxv in discipuloe 
transfunderet. Ea quoque fuit in fungendo munere religio, ut neque 
grayissimi negotii cur®, nee recreationis illecebr», indoli san^ facili et 
facetsB perquam gratsB, a gymnasio sue dilecto eum abstrahere yalue- 
rint; sed per aunos lyiii morbo quanquam cruciatus et senectute 
fractus, alumnorum nihilomin^s profectui usque ad extremum spiritum 
inyigilavit. Si nidla ingenii monumenta litens mandayerit, yaria tamen 
et laboris et eruditionis susd documenta yideas in Foro, Senatu, Ecde- 
sii. Cui parebant pueri, quem colebant juvenes, quem diiigebant 
amici, ejusdem memoriam hoc reyerentiie monumento prosequuntur 
Buperstites Alumni. "* 

" Obiit die Aprilis 19, a d. >iDOOoyii, -^tat. 79." 

I am indebted to the kindness of the late Mr. J. H. Markland for 
the following extract from an interesting letter of Mr. Bacon, the 
sculptor, descriptiye of the monument above referred to : 

-** I have therefore introduced a group which is supposed to 

represent the deceased in the act of instructing bis pupils, and while 
one lad holds a hooh or slate in his hand, and the other a serolly in allu- 
sion to the necessity of the subordinate branches of education, reading, 
writing and arithmetic, the preceptor is represented resting on an open 
hible and pointing to the emolems of immortality, which appear a^nst 
the pyramid above. The idea, I presume, is evident, viz. that idl our 
efforts in time shoidd have a supreme reference to eternity, and that 
the labour of a wise instructor will ever be to render all the various 



branches of instruction subservient to tbe interests of his pupils' supe- 
rior and immortal principle. 

*'A representation of the planets connected with these emblems I 
thought not onljr appropriate as referring to a necessary branch of 
education, but as furtner illustratiye of a more elevated system of in- 
struction. But as the hnowledae of the head is but one half of wise in* 
struction, the other half bein^ ^Qfarmatwn of the heart, I have intended 
that one lad shall appear to be contemplating the system of knowledge 
to which he is introduced, while the other, with his hand placed upon 
his heart, is contemplating the text on an open book, and which niay, 
if you please, be such an one as the following : * The fear of the LOBD 
is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is under- 
standing,' Prov. ix. lo; or: 'Take fast hold of instruction, keep her, 
for she is thy life,' Prov. iv. 13." 

** The epvr and the bridle, emblematic of discipline, and the beehive 
of persevering industry, have evident reference to those requisites for 
advancement in learning. The scales, the caducetcs, the sword, and the 
pastoral crosier are emblems of the following sentiment : That an edu- 
cation founded on a regard for the Divine Law, and a contemplation 
of a future state, is calculated alike to promote justice on the bench, 
valour in the field, piety in the pastoral office, and application and in- 
tegrity in commercial iSe. These emblems wiU however require expla- 
nation to the common mind." 

Mr. Lawson's portrait was painted in 1797 by W. M. Craig, and en- 
graved in folio by James Heath, and inscribed '^pietas alumnorum," and 
copies of it remain in the families of his quondam pupils. There is a 
quarto engraving by J. Thomson of the same portrait in the 3rd vol. of 
tne History of the Manchester JFoundations. Tne portrait which remains 
in the school as an heir-loom was a subsequent painting by Lane, and 
paid for, I think, with the balance of subscriptions raised m 1810 for Mr. 
Lawson's monument, being an enlarged copy of the original portrait. 

[Of this eminent man I possess an mteresting memorial — a catalogue 
of his very extensive library written in his own peculiarly neat auto- 

fraph in a quarto volume. The Eev. "W*. P. Greswell, to whom the 
ooK formerly belonged, styles the collection, in a note prefixed by him 
to the catalogue, ** an astonishing one, unequalled by any whicn has 
been formed under similar circumstances by any Lancasmre collector 
in recent or perhaps in former times." A portion only, comprising 
upwards of 3000 lots, was sold by auction in June 1807, &^ ^^' ^&^- 
son's late residence, and of which I have a priced catalogue. Thomas 
de Quincey, who was one of Mr. Lawson's pupils, has given, in the first 
edition of his Oonfsssions of an Opium Eater, an unfair and unjustly 
depreciating character of him. In the last edition, Edinburgh, 1856, 
8vo, this sketch is somewhat altered and modified (see pp. 33-66, ^.) 
It still, however, withholds that fiill meed of praise which such a man, 
such a scholar, and such a preceptor deserved. The venerable high 


master had evidently had the misfortune some time or other to offend 
the overweening and preposterous vanity of his pupil. C] 

Beference has been made at the beginning oi this notice of Mr. 
Charles Lawson to his distinguished brother John. Among the papers 
which came into my hands on my father's death there is one, the pern- 
sal of which cannot fail to be amusing, especially to any graduates of 
either university into whose hands tms volume may fall. The letter, 
addressed to the proctor of the university of Cambridge is as follows, 
and teUs its own tale : 

" Procurator admodum Beverende, 

Postulat quidem officii mei ratio, ut hanc mihi arripiam opportu- 
nitatem crimen satis atrum confitendi, et per modestam et sinceram, si 
non elegantem, epistolam veniam humiliter implorandL Seputanti mihi 
omnes hestemaa actiones, ne una quidem approbanda in mentem venit. 
Animo repetenti immoderatam istam vini in^urgitationem, importunos 
clamores, intempestivos cantus, et alia hujusmodi, rubor furtim in 

fenas labitur, arguens quam penitiis macerer conscienti& criminis. Bed 
ffic sunt communia peccata. Me quidem habes confitentem reum ; et 
spero, etiam confide, quod nullus criminibus jam patratis majus ad- 
junget, uUam purgationem, ullam ommn6 excusationis umbram profer- 
endo. Numerus quidem prim6 ad hsec instigavit, numerus etiam in 
impudentii sustinuit, sed numerus non defendet. Hsbc, ut dixi, Yir 
Beverende, communia sunt peccata. Est €[uod me proprius afficit. 
Bestat quiddam, cujus memoria stimido acutiori me pungit. In te pec- 
eavi, proh nefas ! petulanti loquacitate, et insolenti lingu» familiari&te. 
Hoc vet&sset in societate nostrIL tuus ordo ; vet^sset publicum munus ; 
maxime vero omnium reverentia tui, ut privati. Proh pudor ! jamjam 
h schol& emeritus, qui vix manum ferulffi subduxit, virum ludos racit 
tuis dotibus, tuis virtutibus prsaditum. Jam pergat onager leoni illu- 
dere, pergat monedula Jovis alitem despicere. Vir reverende, culpam 
meam adeo exaggeratam considerans, de veniA desperavi poen^: nffic 
enim condonari non posse videntur, salv& tui ordinis dignitate, salvft 
muneris auctoritate. Istam ver6 insitam natune tuse benevolentiam 
perspectam habens, non prorsus animo exspes deficio: subobscurus 
oerti solatii prospectus fluctuat ante oculos. JN'ota tui comitas ingenii 
et benignitas (nequaquam mea merita) hortantur ut a te saltem sub- 
miss^ petam, ne hsBC atrocia, ut sunt, diutius in animo verses peccata. 
Nescio quomodo etiam mihi augurari videor, nihil alt& mente rep6stum 
latiturum esse. Ne ssBvi, O magne JustitisB sacerdos, immemor nobilis 
istius effati, * humanum errare, condonare divinum.* 

Bed desistere jam monet tempus, ne tibi, Vir doctissime, prsscepta 
dictare videatur (sicut discipulus magistro) servus tuus indignus, et 
ser6 heu ser6 nimis. 

Dignitatis tu» 

Observantissimus cultor 




The letter, which is evidently in Mr. John Lawson'a handwriting, 
with his own corrections, bears no date. We may hope that a first 
transgression, so poDitentiallj confessed, and punishment for which 
is so classically deprecated, met with but a slight ** imposition." 

When Mr. Lawson was promoted to the nigh master's chair, the 
Eev. John Darbey, of Corpus Christi college, Oxford, B.A. 15th Feb. 
1760, M.A. 26th June 1762, succeeded him as second master, and 
continued to hold the ofiBlce till his death, which took place 3 ist August 
1808, at the age of 70 years. He is buried in the CoUegiate church, 
and a flat stone in one of the aisles records also the death of his brother, 
Bobert Darbey, M.D. (who married, in 1790, Miss Cotes of Liverpool) 
30th July 1796, aged 51 ; and of Peggy Darbey, their sister, 26th Feb. 
1823, aged 75. In the records of the anniversary school dinner one of 
the. standing toasts for many vears was the healtn of Mr. Darbey *' for 
his eminent services in the school." He was, at the time of his death, 
incumbent curate of Q-orton, in which charge* he was succeeded by the 
Eev. James Gatliffe. He left by his will one hundred pounds, to which 
his sister, at her death, added thirty pounds, for the benefit of Hollin- 
wood school, near Oldham, in the Parish of Prestwich, and the interest 
of this money, invested in tho purchase of a house and shop there, is 
paid to the schoolmaster. (See Baines's Lancashire^ vol. ii. p. 577.) 
Mr. Darbey had been for some years incumbent curate of Hollinwood, 
which was then a rural district (St. Margaret's churcli being a chapelry 
under Oldham), and now is a separate parish, with a manufacturing 
pgpulation of 10,000. The school is still in existence, and the property 
much increased in value. On a tablet over the door of the school is 
the following inscription : — " This school was built by subscription, the 
first stone of which was laid by the Eev. John Darbey, M.A., April 17, 

[The Eev. John Darbey wrote a poetical address to general Paoli, the 
Corsican patriot, which was recited at the school by [Thomas ?] Wright 
in 1769, and would have pleased James Boswell, beginning : 

^ When Borne, yet bleeding from tlie Julian sword, 
Cring'd like an abject blave and own'd her lord, 
Stem Cato rose, and ann*d with Tirtuous pride, 
Chose not the conquering but the conquer'd side. 
The servile race ungrat^iullj repaid 
His patriot cai'e, and spurn*d the gen'rous aid ; 
Bom for the yoke they shrunk at freedom's name, 
And quenched with chilling fear her glorious flame. 
The hoary sage beheld with just disdain. 
His precepts disobeyed, his precept-s Tain ; 
Theft proaigal of life, unseemly brave, 
Left tne degenerate world he could not saye. 

Not so the Tuscan chief: he dar^d t' oppose 
His faithfiil few against a host of foes. 
Long, gallant leacbr ! arm'd with natire might 
Thy bands unaided wag'd th' unequal fight ; 




Long with inglorioiu shame the n^ing Ghrol, 
Prone in the dust, beheld his wamon fall ; 
While thj strong arm sustained a sinking state, 
And stretched her fireedom to its utmost date. 

Systems of empire are by laT^ confined 
Which curb the private yirtnes of mankind $ 
Else had not Albion at their sait deny'd 
Her ardent sons to oombat at thy side : 
For thee her navies had their canvas spread. 
Her patriots counsell'd, and her heroes bled. 
Yet safe retreating to her friendly shore, 
Here may'st thon deem thy glorious danffers o*er : 
With kindling hope supply th' immortal flame, 
And trace in thought thy future paths to £une. 
Oh, may the triumphs of some happier day 
The frowns of fate and lengthen*d toils repay : 
When thou shalt rise all terrible in arms, 
Bush to the field, and wake the war's alarms ! 
Thjc voice Britannia's thunders shall control. 
And, as thou bid'st, her bolts of vengeance roll : 
For thee her warriors shall provoke the fight^ 
For thee her burds their songs of praise recite. 
Haply shall we who turn the classic page, 
In our young bosoms feel the sacred rage ; 
No more with ancient names our verse prolong 
The pleasing fictions of the sons of song ; 
But the bright imaees their fancy drew. 
In real life express'd, behold in you." 

Lane. M8S. £.] 

July 4. Henry, son of John Wilkinson^ town clerk of Preston^ Lancashire. 
4- Bichard, son of John Derbyshire, grocer, Preston, Lancashire. 
9^ Haydock, son of Thomas Boardman, tradesman, Manchester, 

Several scholars will be found of the family of Boardman. Joseph Haydock Board- 
man entered the army, and became lieutenant-colonel of the Scotch Greys. As 
captain Boardman he was steward of the anniversary dinner in 179 1, with Mr. 
Bobert Markland as his colleague. In the Gazette ot 8th January 179S, we find 
'* Lieutenant colonel Boardman of the 2nd Dragoons to be colonel in the army." 
He appears to have retired from the service in 1802, and his death is recorded 
in the €te»tletMm*9 Magatine on the 9th December 1803, in his 48th yeari 
"a gentleman of distinguished professional merit, and deservedly esteemed." 
His widow, sister to Henry Davill esq. of Osstle hill, Kent, to whom he was 
married 29th June 1796, died at Bristol, 30th July 1806. For his son, see 
Sckocl Bsguter anno 181 1. 

Thomas Boardman, the father, was constable of Manchester in 1764. 


1 76c 
Miles^ son of the late Mfles Bower^ hatter^ Mancliester^ Lancasliire. juu^ 7. 

Brother of John and Foster Bower (see Begitter anno 1756). He was, I think, 
unfortunate in business, and died in rather neoessitous circumstances $ and to his 
only daughter Foster Bower left a handsome peouuiaiy legacy, making her inde- 
pendent. ^ 

Miles^ son of Edmund Popple^ merchant, Hull, Yorkshire. 7. 

An exhibitioner of the school to Trinity college, Cambridge, where he graduated 
ASB, 1778, being the first of the senior optimes, and A.M. 1781. He was elected 
fillow of the college, and presented by the master and fellows in 1790 to the 
yicange of Brading in the Isle of Wight, which he held for fifty-six years, but 
nerer resided there. His residence was at Welton near Hull, haying been pre- 
sented by Mr. Pitt to the ricarage of Welton-cum-Melton in 1793. It is thought 
that he was also the master of the charter house, Hull. He died 25th July 
1 846, at the age pf 90. On his grayestone in Welton church yard are the words : 

^ 3Cany were the days of the years of his pilgrimage ; 
But truly could he say at his departing, 
Goodness and mercy have followed me through life." 

He married aoth January 1794 Josepha, youngest daughter of the Ber. Joseph 
L'Oste^ rector of Cockerington and Alyingham, co. Luocoln. She died a5th 
January 1835, aged 64, and an only surriTing child, a daughter, now resides at 

Miles Popple made himself conspicuous at Cambridge as a reformer, and his name 
appears among the subscribers to the works of the Ber. John Jebb, who was 
fillow of 8. Peter's college^ and resigned his prafiarments on account of his 
rationalistio opinions. (See note to Begiiter^ p. 4.) Miles Popple was one of ten 
junior feUows of Trinity, who in 178- memorialized the master and eight senior 
fellows of that society, on the occasion of some irregularities in the late election 
of fellows, which they held to be contrary to the statutes of the coU^. This 
memorial was at first unheeded, and the memorialists reprimanded for their 
interference. Whereupon, Mr. Popple and Mr. John Baynes (the author of the 
memorial, who had gained high distinction on taking his A.B. degree) presented 
a petition to the lord chancellor, as risitor of the college, praying for his inter* 
farence. Before the question was heard, Mr. Baynes died (4th August 1787), 
and the appeal was carried on by Mr. Popple. The decision of the chancellor 
was to the effect, that the practice complained of by the memorialists, rix. that 
candidates for fellowships were not examined prerious to election, was highly 
improper, but that the memorialists had not proceeded rightly in the course 
which they had adopted. The dispute was, by the adrioe of the chancellor, 
shortly afterwards amicably a^usted. The case is reported at length in the 
ChnUema/iCi Magamn9 for 1786, p. 1166, and for 1787, pp. 74a, 1017-18. John 
Baynes had been a pupil of Mr. John Jebb at Cambridge, and adopted Sooinian 
principles, and was an ardent political and ecclesiastical reformer. He was 
buried at BunhUl Fields burial ground near to the graye of his master. 



Miles Popple published ContideraHom <m JSs/brm, wUh a Bjpecyio Plan far Sepre- 
setUoHon, 8to, 1793 ; The Dmtiei required in the obeervanee of a Day ofFubUo 
Summation^ two Sermone preached at Welion in the county of York on 2%th 
Fehruary 1794 and 2$*^ February 1795, being the daye appointed for a Oeneral 
Faett to which ie annexed a Diseertaiion from the Looker-on upon the JSighU 
of iian^ UfUh Semarke, Cambridge 1795. 

Miles Popple appears to bare inherited his opinions on ciyil and religious liberty. 
William Popple, a Hull merchant, tlio nephew of Andrew Marvel and friend 
of John Locke, published A Rational Catechitm^ i2mo, Amsterdam, 1712 (a 
scarce book), and among Andrew MaryoVs works (see Nichols's IMerary Anee- 
dotee, Tol. ii. p. 451) we find Letter to Mr, William Popple^ July I'jth 1676, and 
A Letter to WUliam Popple at Bourdeaux. This William Popple would pro- 
bably be grandfather to Miles Popple, who was nephew of Alured Popple esq., 
goTcmor of Bermuda, and related it is thought to William Popple the dramatist. 
For Miles Popple's brother Edmund see Seyieter, anno 1769. 

juxwy 9. Oliver, son of the late George Hargreaves, shopkeeper, Haslingden, 


One Oliyer Hargreaves, churchwarden of Manchester in 1803. 

14. Charles, son of William Fletcher, chapman, Manchester, Lane. 
f4- John, son of James Holt, woollen weaver, Chetham, Lancashire. 
>4. Thomas, son of Thomas Robinson, gent., Salford, Lancashire. 
14. John, son of the late John Heushall, weaver, Manchester, Lane. 
'4- Leigh, son of John Smith, shopkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 
>4 Thomas, son of the late Thomas Dearden, calenderer, Manchester, 

14^ James, son of Richard Radford, button maker, Manchester, Lane. 

An ironmonger in Hanging-ditch. He was appointed secretary to the committee 
for the erection of the monument to Mr. Charles Lawson on bis death in 1807. 
(See Seeords qf Anniversary Meetinye,) 

M- John, son of William Bagshaw, apothecary, Chowbent, Lancashire. 
■4. Ralph, son of John Markland, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

He was a lieutenant in the royal Welsh fusiliers, and died in 1784 at Chorlton hall 
near Manchester, when his father there resided, and was buried at S. Mary's 
church, Manchester. 

M. Luke and Thomas, sons of Thomas Asley, dyer, Manchester, Lane. 

>4- James, son of James Wild, clothier, Shaw Chapel, Lancashire. 

14. Joseph, son of James Wright, brasier, Manchester, Lancashire. 

14. Joseph, son of Joseph Hawthorn, baker, Manchester, Lancashire, 

u. John, son of William Pendlebury, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 


Samuel; son of John Holden, dyer^ Manchester, Lancashire. January 14- 

Daniel, son of Daniel Waldegreave^ linnen draper, Manchester, 14. 


G^rge, son of George Williamson, lieutenant in the army. 14. 

John, son of John Noble, joyner, Manchester, Lancashire. ■4- 

Thomas and Ralph, sons of William Earle, merchant, Liverpool. '4- 

This entry should, I belieye, he "Thomas and William Earle." Thomas Barle, 
the £Bither of the present Hardman Earle esq. of Allerton Tower near Liyerpool, 
was bom in 1754. He became major of Lirerpool in 17871 was a borough and 
county magistrate, and the senior partner in the old established mercantile house 
in Liyerpool under the firm of Thomas and William Earle and Co. His brother 
William was a partner in the same house and colonel of the fusiliers, a corps of 
Lirerpool Tolunteers, and subsequently colonel of the Liverpool local militia till 
that force was disbanded. He lived to the age of 81 years, and died at Borne, 
where he had been residing for some years previously. 

One very interesting &ot relating to this highly respectable family ought to be 
recorded. They can shew an unbroken succession of Ave generations of mer- 
chants in the town of Liverpool, which, considering the revolutions which have 
ooounred in the mercantile community, is no less honourable than it is remarkable. 

John, son of James Dawson, reed maker, Manchester, Lancashire. 14. 

Edward, son of Lawrence Plant, shopkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 14. 

William, son of William Smith, grocer, Manchester, Lancashire. 14. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Shelmerdine, weaver, Manchester, Lane. 14. 

John, son of John Boyle, cabinet maker, Manchester, Lancashire. 14. 

Abraham, son of Simon Ashworth, weaver, Salford, Lancashire. «3- 

An exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. October 14th 
1779, in which year he was nominated one of Hulme's exhibitioners ; M.A. June 
27 th 1783. He appears to have been curate of Aldridge near Walsall in 1784; 
and in 1 817 incumbent curate of the chapelry of Newton in Lancashire on the 
nomination of the warden and fellows of the Ck>llegiate church, Manchester. 

Thomas, son of Simon Ashworth, weaver, Salford, Lancashire. Febry. tj. 
James, son of the late Mathew Slackj oil drawer, Dewsbury, York- March ts. 

John and Joseph, sons of John Hill, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lane. %6, 

William and James, sons of Aiday Macaulay, dealer in tea, Man- %. 

Chester, Lancashire. 

Jamae Biseralaj, member of the ICanchester Literary and Philosophioal Society, 
1785-90. A tea-dealer in S. Anne's square. 


1 34 


[James Kaoaulay wrote a Latin poem, " Ad Fortitadinein," for the anntial daj, 

1769, beginniDg: 

** Ille ut beatus, propositi tenaz 

Qui corda firmat ! nee pelagi furor 

Nee arma — nee mors ipsa forti 

Incntinnt animo timorem." 

• • • • 

XoM. MS8. R,'] 

Ma4!r ft. Bichard and John^ sons of William Edge^ fustian maker^ Man- 
chester, Lancashire. 

Brothers of William Edf^ (see p* 70) and James Edge (see p. 96). Richard Edge 
was present at the anniyersaries of 178a and 1783. Some of the brothers wers 
partners in the firm of "Edge, James, John and Go., yam merchants, i. Four- 
yards, S. James's-square." 

1. William^ son of William Heywood, calenderer, Manchester, Lane. 

ft. James, son of John Davenport, shoemaker. Sale, Cheshire. 

s. Peploe, son of the Bey. Abel Ward, archdeacon of Chester, Cheshire. 

Of Qoeen's college, Cambridge, where he graduated A.B. 177 1, being thirteenth 
wrangler; A.M. 1774; I).D. 1801. He was elected fellow of the college, and 
became domestic chaplain to Dr. Edmund Eeene, bishop of Ely, by whom he 
was collated to a prebendal stall in the cathedral of Ely in 1777 and to the 
Taluable rectoiy of Oottenham in Oambridgeshire in 1780. In the latter year he 
married a Miss Hamilton, and died at Cheltenham 4th June 18 19. 

June, ts Richard, son of Jonathan Singleton, woollen draper, Poulton, Lane. 
^5. Thomas, son of John Winstanley, gent., Winstanley, Lancashire. 

Of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. loth October 1771, in which year he was 
nominated to one of Hulme's exhibitions; M.A. 17th June 1774. He held 
the rectoiy of S. Dunstan's in the East, Loudon, from 1771 to 1789, succeeding 
Dr. John Jortin; and on the death of Thomas Wharton BJ)., in 1790, was 
elected Camden professor of ancient histoiy, being at that time feUow of Hert- 
ford eoll^. In the same year he was presented by sir John Hony wood hart, 
to the Ticarage of Steyning in Sussex, which he resigned in 179a. Li 1794 he 
was collated to a prebendal stall in S. Paul's cathedral, and on the i8th Feb- 
ruary Z797 succeeded Dr. Francis Randolph as principal of S. Alban hall, 
whereupon he took the degree of B.D. 6th December and D.D. nth Deoem- 
ber 1798. Li 18 14 he was selected to fill the chair of the Laudian professorship 
of Arabic He held the two professorships till his death, 2nd September 1823, 
aged 74* In the Clerieal Ouide of 1817 ^ name appears also as vicar of the 
' united parishes of S. Nicholas and S. Clement in the city of Rochester. 

Dr. Thomas Winstanley was a pluralist, and he was also a distinguished daiaioal 
scholar, and well versed in many of the modem languages. He published in 



1780, at the Glarendoii press, an edition of the PoeHet qfAruioUef 8to, with a 
Latin Temon, which was for some time used as a text book in the lecture rooms 
at Oxford ; bnt the days of Latin notes hare long gone by [and with them the 
days when Latin prose was written with elegance and fiMsility. The present 
i^stem IS snrely a bad one if we may judge from the amount of loose^ unsoholar- 
like, prolix and slorenly English notes and commentaries which it has i^parently 
been the means of producing. C]. He also edited the collected works of his 
friend ICr. Daniel Webb (the author of some Tslued papers on painting, 
poetzy and music, and of a Tolnme of ''Literary Amusements in Terse and 
prose"), the publication of which was delayed by the author^s death, but 
completed imder the superintendence of Dr. Winstanley in 1803, in one hand- 
some quarto Tolume, who added to it "Some reasons for thinking that the 
Greek language was derired fr>om the Chinese; in notes on the 'Grammatioa 
Sinica' of Mens. Fourmont (part of the ' Literary Amusements'), corrected and 
enlarged from the author's manusciipt." Of this Tolume only a small impres- 
sion was printed, and the greater part of these haying been destroyed by fire in 
1 808 the book is Tcry rarely met with. (See Nichols's LUerttry AMsedaUi, toL iL 
pp. 335-36.) His portrait, a Tery good photograph, taken from an oil painting 
in the possession of the fjimuly, giyen to me by Frederic L.Winstanley esq. MJL, 
barrister-at-law, and grandson of this distinguished scholar, is in the school. 
[Winstanley in 1767 produced a translation for the annual day: ** Oeroopithed 
Fabella." Tide Poemaia Doddeio edita^ tom. iy. p. 186 : 
''Bvolyit quisquis Peligni carmina Tatis 

Queis canit in formas corpora missa noTas 
Lratum yidit sceleratis Cercopithecdm 

Deformes Tultus, attribuisse Jorem." 

• • • • • 

Jxme. M88. £] 


Thomas, son of Samuel Wright, attomey-at-law, Elnutsford, Chesh. Ju°« ^5. 

Brother to Dr. Bobert Wright (see p. Z13), and bom 20th October 1753. He 
became an attorney at Enutsford, and married Mary daughter of Jonathan 
Higginson esq. of PeoTcr, and died at Knutsford a8th September i8ao, aged 
68, leaying an only daughter who died unmarried a6th August 1829, aged 21. 

Bobert and Peter, sons of Henry Penny, apothecary, Knntsford, *s- 


For other sons of Henry Penny, see MagUter^ annis 1764 and 1767. 
Bobert Penny was baptised 8th Febnuoy 1753. He died in Jamaica. 
Peter Penny was baptised 6th November 1754. He settled in London as a law 
student and died young. 

Samnel and Richard, sons of Samuel Harrison, esq.. Cranage, juir 1$. 

Samuel Harrison of Graunach (Cranage) esq. was high sheriff of Cheshire in 1759. 



Sereral memben of this family were edncated at the sohool (see Begitter^ annis 
1767, 1784, 1796 and 1802); and there are in the churohyard of Mobberley, near 
the poroh, six grarea covered with stones, all belonging to the Harrison family, 
but the inscriptions are now almost illegible. The oldest date seems to be 176--. 

One Strethill Harrison of Cranage hall, eeq., probably an elder brother of these 
two scholars, and who had three sons at the school, is bnried at Holmes Chapel ; 
and at the east end of the north aisle there is a tablet to his memory bearing the 
date of his death, 27th April 1801, and his age 52. (See Ormerod's Chethiref 
Toh iii. p. 71.) 

Cranage hall, a brick mansion, originally the property of the family of Needhtm, 

ennobled by the title of the earls of Kilmorey, was purchased by the Bar. John 

Armistead about the end of the last century. 

July 16. James^ son of the late William Wood, mariner^ Stockton^ Durham. 
August s- James^ soa of John Douglas, innkeeper^ London^ Middlesex. 
Sept. 19. Edmund^ son of the late Thomas Ghalmer^ merchant^ Liverpool^ 

^ William^ son of Samuel Clowes, esq., Manchester^ Lancashire. 

The second son of Samuel Clowes esq. of Broughton hall, and brother of Samuel 
Clowes (see Beffitter, p. 80), and baptised at the Collegiate church ist February 
1753. An occasional attendant at the school anniversaries between the years 
1783 and 1791. He died s.p. and is buried at Ashton-in-Mackerfield. 

M- John, son of the late John AUsop, grocer, Hartington, Derbyshire. 
January 14. Thomas, SOU of the late Francis Goadsby, peruke-maker, Man- 
chester, Lancashire, 

Thomas Goadsby, the scholar) had a son Francis who is now living at the adyanoed 
age of 86 at the Cliff, near Manchester, and whose son Thomas Goadsby esq. 
was mayor of Manchester during the years 1 86 1 and 1 863. To the latter the public 
are indebted for the statue of prince Albert to be placed in the memorial building 
now erecting (1866) in Albert square, Manchester. 

>4- James, son of John Syddall, gentleman, Manchester, Lancashire. 
15- William, son of Thomas Boardman, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

Brother to Colonel Joseph Hay dock Boardman (see SsffUter^ p. 129). 

15. Jonathan, son of Jonathan Parke, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. 

15. Daniel, son of William Bentley, labourer, Manchester, Lane. 

15- John, son of William Ghorlton, butcher, Manchester, Lancashire. 

■5. William, son of William Daggers, shagg-dresser, Manchester, Lane. 

>f- Silas, son of Henry Hope, bricklayer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

ii. James, son of John Upton, timber merchant, Manchester, Lane. 

15 Samuel, son of Samuel Cooper, smallware-man, Manchester, Lane. 



Thomas^ son of Thomas Yaux, innkeeper^ Manchester, Lancashire. Jan m- 

Benjamin, son of Benjamin Barlow, packer, Manchester, Lane. 15- 

William, son of George Singleton, brush maker, Manchester, Lane. >5- 

James, son of George Hampson, weaver, SaUbrd, Lancashire. 15- 

Charles, son of the late Richard Moyston, shopkeeper, Manchester, 1$. 


John, son' of Joshua Ash worth, small ware-man, Manchester, Lane. i$- 

.Cornelius, son of Cornelius Robinson, roper, Manchester, Lane. 15. 

James, son of John Holden, worsted-twister, Manchester, Lane. 15. 

Basnett Birch, son of William Basnett, esq., Pentrepant, Shropshire. 15. 

Charles, son of Samuel Goodier, tallow chandler, Manchester, Lane. vj 

Samuel Goodier constable of Manchester in 1772. 

Samuel, son of Isaac Worthington, chapman, Manchester, Lane. 31. 

John, son of Peter Stretch, chapman, Manchester, Lancashire. April x. 
Richard, son of the late John Broom, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. z 

The family of Broome was long connected with Didsbury. (See Booker's History 
of the Ancient Chapels of Didsbury und Chorlton). 

Thomas, son of Thomas Dean, writing master, Manchester, Lane. 5. 

Possibly it is- to this scholar that the following notice, extracted from the Oentle- 
metCs Magatine for 1832 refers : 

^'Died, 1 8th December, 1 831, at Shrewsbury, aged 76, Mr. Thomas Dean, formerly 
of Manchester. He was one of the yeterans of the Manchester yolunteers, who 
assisted at the defence of Gibraltar, and of whom it is supposed only four now 


John, son of the late George Hargreaves, grocer and mercer, 5. 

Haslingden, Lancashire. 
Charles, son of John Chadwick, gent., Manchester, Lancashire. 17. 

The second suryiying son of John Chadwick esq. of Healey ball, Lancashire, and 
Susanna his wife, daughter of Bobert Holt esq. of Sheyington, Lancashire, was 
born 2nd October and baptised at S. Ann*s church, Manchester, 26th October 
1753. His father, descended from a family possessed of estates at Mayesyn 
Bidware in the county of Stafford from the time of the Norman conquest, being 
the twenty-third in direct descent for Malvesin, or Mayesyn, the Norman, suc- 
ceeded to the family estate at Healey on the death of hia father Charles Chadwick 
esq. in 1756, and was a magistrate of the counties of Lancaster and Stafford and 
of the West Kiding of Yorkshire, and lieutenant-colonel of the royal Lancashire 
regiment of militia, haying seryed as an ofBoer in that corps for thirty -four years. 
He rebuilt the decayed family mansion at Healey in 1774, where he resided in 



the latter part of his life and died 23rd NoTember 1800, aged 80, "an aettre 
officer, an impartial magistrate, and a truly lionest man." (OetU, Magazine^ 1800.) 
He was buried, aooording to his special request, in the chancel of Rochdale 
chnrch, where, on his grave stone, is recorded a long genealogical historj of his 

Charles Chadwick esq., grandfather of this scholar, was high sheriff of the connty 
of Stafford in 17 19, and in 1709 represented his uncle Gborge SacheTerell esq. in 
the same office for the county of Derby. It was on the latter occasion that Dr. 
SacheTerell preached his well-known sermon, and the rioe-sheriff (who was a 
staunch whig, the very opposite of his uncle), said to him as he came out of the 
pulpit at All Saints' church, Derby — " YouUl be at Some before you are aware, 

Charles Chadwick, the scholar here named, proceeded to Emanuel college, Cam- 
bridge, October 177 1, where he graduated LL.B. 1778. His name does not 
appear in the list of honours. He became a student in the Middle Temple, and 
was in the commission of the peace for the three counties of Lancaster, Stafford 
and York (West Riding), and deputy-lieutenant of the two former. On 9th 
April 1807 he was elected F.S.A. 

He eventually succeeded to the family estates at Mavesyn Ridware, where he 
resided for a time (having married on S. Chad's day, 1788, Frances, eldest and 
only surviving daughter of Richard Green esq. of Leventborp, in the West Riding 
of Yorkshire, by Frances his wife, sister of Sir Henry Cavendish bart. of 
Doveridge), and to those of Callow in Derbyshire and New hall in Warwickshire. 
He was succeeded in 1829 by his only son Hugo Malvesyn Chadwick, bom 
28th November and baptised 5th December 1793, [and who died at Bath X2th 
October 1854, when his estates passed to his only son John de Healey Chadwick, 
late of the 9th lancers, and now of Healey hall and Malvesyn Ridware. In the 
Lane. MS 8: vol. xiii. pp. 132, 164, is a very elaborate history of his Lancashire 
ancestors, written by Charles Chadwick esq., and communicated by him, a short 
time before his death, to Mr. Raines. 12.] 

Stebbing Shaw, in his History and Antiquities of Staffordshire (a scarce and 
valuable book, though incomplete through the premature death of the author, 
copies of which have recently sold for 20 guineas) says: **To Lieutenant- 
Colonel Chadwick and Charles Chadwick esq., I am indebted for the contri- 
bution of several curious plates and other valuable assistance, particularly 
to the latter for a most full and perfect history of Mavesyn Ridware, the seat 
of their ancestors from the conquest.*' (See preface to vol. i. p. x). In the 
account given of that parish twenty pages, in double column, contain the history 
or pedigree of the Malvoisin family, traced through twenty-four lineal descents 
ending with Charles Chadwick, the subject of the preceding notice : and accom- 
panying the same are six large engravings by R. W. Basire, of sepulchral mo- 
numents, armorial bearings and seals relating to the family, from drawings by 
T. Barritt, the Manchester well known antiquarian and saddler. Few churches 
in England contain richer memorials of the dead of ages past than that of 


MaYesyn Bidware, and a yibH to it will amply repay the antiquarian for the time 
and expense of a journey from distant parts of England. 
p[t must, however, be recorded that many of these sepidchral memorials were 
designed by Barritt, and erected at the expenoe of the two Chadwicks. In 1769 
"Normanton and Chadwick" recited on the annual day a poem " On the Taking 
of Quebec," written by the Ber. George Heron M.A. (for whom see School 
Megigter^ p. 84). As the verses extended to one hundred and thirty lines it seemed 
to be necessary that two performers should be called upon the stage. The poem, 
which has some unexceptionable passages, opens thus : 

" With rifling pride the mighty Lewis saw, 
His conq'ring arms held half the world in awe ; 
Germania's plains lie desart by his sword, 
And Prussia trembles for her warlike Lord ; 
Saw tracts of land that Ammon's son ne'er knew. 
And realms where Rome's strong Eagle never flew. 

• ••••• 

80 rous'd Britannia at the fierce alarm, 
And louldly calls her free-born sons to arm. 
On every Gallic realm, on every coast. 
She casts her eyes, but on Canadia most. 
£Vd with the prospect of so bright a prize, 
What scenes of glory in her bosom rise ! 
Her eager troops embattled fill the plain. 
And now she trusts them to the ambient main. 
Proud of his charge old Neptune wafts them o'er, 
And speeds them safely to the wish'd for shore. 
Whose wide access Laurentio's stream affords 
And proudly flows to meet his future Lords." 

• ••••• 
Wolfe's valour is graphically depicted, and of Britain the poet sings : 

** Queen of the Western world confest she reigns 
And Gaid with sighs resigns Canadia's plains." 
The poem concludes : 

" Hail, happy Island ! thou whose clime can raise 
Such glorious Sons to vindicate thy praise ; 
Chiefs to direct, and Soldiers to perform, 
To smile in danger, and war's fiercest storm. 
Before the bastion breathing fire to &11, 
To mount the breach or scale the totf ring walL 
What glorious deeds have ancient annals shewn, 
Victorious Albion ! equal to thine own P 
Long as the golden trump of mighty &me 
Shall sound the glories of Britannia's name 


Th* Historic muse to fature times shall tell 

How WoLVK QiTBBEC subda*d, and, conquering — fell." 

Lano.M88, B.1 

May »7. Joho, 8011 of John Hewitt, chirurgeon^ Stockport^ ChesUre. 
July %^. Joseph and George, sons of Joseph Harrison, clergyman^ Pontefract^ 


The £Bither was not viear of Pontefraot. He may, perhaps, have been master of 
the grammar school there, originally founded by ^ing Edward VI., but with rerj 
little endowment, and which fell into decay. The school was refounded in 1792, 
and a charter was then granted for its better regulation. (See Carlisle's O ra mm ar 
Schools, Tol. ii pp. 866-74.) 

Joseph Harrison was baptised at the parish church of Pontefract on 3rd September 
175 1. Joseph Harrison, Ticar of Marske, n^r Bedcar, Yorkshire, who died 
there, 33rd August, 1837, aged 86, may be this scholar. The age agrees with the 
date of baptism. 

George Harrison was baptised on 14th February 1754. 

Sept. 17 Thomas, sou of Thomas Gatley, batcher, Knutsford, Cheshire. 

Of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. June 15th 1775. His name occurs as 
haring been present at the first anniyersary meeting of old scholars in 1782. 

October 8. John, SOU of Isaiah Barlow, calenderer, Manchester, Lancashire. 
16. Ralph and Christopher, sons of Robert Bridge, attorney-at-law, 
Middlewich, Cheshire. 

Balph Bridge was of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. October loth 177 1; 
M.A. June 9th 1774. In Ormerod^s HiHoty of Cheshire (parish of BCalpas), 
is the following passage: "Thomas Bridge, incumbent of the higher rectory 
during the troubles of the great rebelllion, was ejected from his Hying, but 
restored in 1660. His descendant, the Rev. Balph Bridge, M.A., now fills 

(18 16), and has filled the office of curate to the said church for 40 years 

A fine portrait of Mr. Bridge is in possession of his descendants '* (toI. ii. p. 
340). Ralph Bridge died February 1822, aged 72, and was buried February 
12th under a plain flagstone at the entrance of the west door, in accord- 
ance with his expressed wish. In the entry of his burial in the parochial 
raster, these words are added : ^* A highly respectable curate of this parish 
upwards of 43 years ; the whole of which period was dcToted by him with 

unparallelled seal in promoting the temporal and eternal welfare of eyery rank.'* 

Feb. s- John, son of Samuel Hough, shoemaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 
i. Thomas, son of Greorge Green, tradesman, in West Houghton, 

I William, son of the late Mr. William Todd, attorney-at-law, in 
Wakefield, Yorkshire. 


William^ son of Peter Collier^ shoemaker^ Manchester^ Lancashire. Feb. 3. 
Charles^ son of the late Rev. Mr. Downes^ Manchester^ Lancashire. s . 

A son of the Bey. Charles Downea (see Reguter p. 5). He was of Braaenose 
college, Oxford. B.A. January 15th 1781 ; M.A. October 24th 1783; and 
was present at the first anniversary meeting of the scholars in 1782, and on that 
occaeion only. [He died, unmarried, at Cheadle in 1839, aged 80. Whilst at 
Manchester school he was distinguished by his facility in Latin composition and 
elegant scholarship. He wrote in 1775 the first part of a Latin poem on " Cam- 
bria," in which ample justice is done to the fame of the poet Taliassin, Cader 
Idris, the " browsing goat,'' *' the mountain torrent's distant roar," the lyre and 
the leek. It begins : 

" Abruptos montes, ccelisque minantia saxa, 

Heroumque genus, quos yerax fama Gomero 

Prsedicat exortos, atque horrida bella canamus, 

Argumentum ingens ; neque quidquam Gbiecia majus 

Jactat in Historic, neque carmine dignius alto." 

• ••••• 

Lane, M88. J2.] 

Thomas^ son of Robert Davis^ shoemaker^ Manchester^ Lancashire. i. 

Charles, son of John Barnes, calendarman, Manchester, Lane. s 

James, son of James Aspell, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 4. 

Robert, son of James Smith, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 4- 

John, son of the Rev. Mr. Richard Meadowcroffc, Rechondon. 4. 

Probably of S. John*s college, Cambridge. A.B. 1779 ; A.M. 1805. His father 
was of the same college A.B. 1747. 

See Register, anno 1803, for "Richard, son of the Rot. John Meadowcroft, Bil- 
lericay, Essex." 

One Richard Meadowcroft (probably of the same family), '* a soap-boiler, calico, 
silk, cotton, and silk handkerchief dyer, of Long Mill Oate, Manchester," and 
of a turn for chemistry, is said by Dr. Aikin, to haye greatly improved, in 1770, 
the dyeing of silk handkerchiefs by the experiments which he made. (See 
Aikin's Mdnehester, p. 161.) 

Edward, son of James Smith, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 4. 

Samuel, son of John Whipp, saddler, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Matthew, son of James Hunter, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. 
Edmund, son of Samuel Harrison, esq., Cranage, Cheshire. 

See note to his brothers Samuel and Richard, p. 135. 

John, son of John Barker, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 
James, son of James Chetham, dyer, Manchester;, Lancashire. 

This name occurs once among the old scholars entered in the Anniversary Dinner 
Bookf viz. 1807. 



Thomas^ son of Joseph Williamson^ joiner^ Blackburn^ Lancashire. 
Bobert^ sod of Robert Kershaw^ ij^^^ Manchester, Lancashire. 
John, son of Thomas Jackson, shopkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 
Samnel, son of Richard Higginson, butcher, Manchester, Lane. 
William, son of Samuel Lawton, cabinetmaker, Manchester, Lane. 
Otho, son of Otho Hulme, putter-out,* Manchester, Lancashire. 

A merohant and manufacturer in Cannon-sireet. For his sons John and Thomas 
see Register anno 1801. 

Christopher, son of John Aspinell, glue maker, Manchester, Lane. 
Thomas, son of the late Mr. Jones^ butcher, Manchester, Lane. 
John^ son of James Higginbottom, fustian shearer, Manchester, 

John, son of Robert Butterworth, fustian shearer, Manchester, 

John, son of John Smith, toy seller, Manchester, Lancashire. 
John, son of the Rev. Dr. Griffith, fellow of the Collegiate church, 

Manchester, Lancashire. 

Of Jesus college, Oxford, B.A., March 33, 178 1 ; M.A., July 8, 1786. On the 
2nd January 1787, he was preferred by the warden and fellows to the perpetual 
curacy of Blackley, then Tacant by the resignation of the Rey. Peter Haddon, on 
his appointment to the yicarage of Leeds ; was appointed chaplain of the Colle- 
giate church in March 1790, and elected fellow, NoTember 18, 1793, in the place 
of Thomas Aynscough, A.M. After his election to a fellowship, he remored to 
Manchester, and assigned the charge of Blackley to an assistant curate. (See 
Booker's History of Blaehley Chapel, p. 38.) John Griffith was a frequent 
attendant at the anniversary meetings, and steward in 1795 with James Hilton 
esq., and died in the early port of 1809. His widow, Frances Louisa, a descendant 
of the celebrated Eyelyn, author of Sylva, died at Old Brompton, on April 4th, 
1840, aged 73. The Ber. John Clowes, A.M., of Broughton Hall, succeeded in 
1809 to the fellowship yacated by the death of John Griffith. 

His father, Maurice Griffith, of Jesus college, Oxford, B.A. NoTember 3, 1744; 
M.A. Jidy 6, 1748.; B. and D.D. July 4, 1763, was appointed chaplain of the 
Collegiate church in March 1763, and fellow on the 35th July, 1765. He held 

* [^PiUier^out is the man, who in the old days of hand-loom weaying delivered, or 
*'put outy* at the manufacturer's warehouse, the warp and the weft or yam (the raw 
material) to the hand-loom weaver, who, when he had woven up the weft into a web 
or piece, brought it back to the puUer'OtU, who measured it and weighed it, examined 
the work, and paid the weaver, with deductions for bad work or short weight. This 
was "putHnff o«f ' and " taking tn/'— ff.] 


also the rectory of St. Mary's, Manchester, and the office of raral dean j and died 
March i, 1798, aged 77. He was also educated at the school, and attended the 
earlier anniTersary meetings of the old scholars. 

Joseph^ son of Jonathan Badford^ button maker^ Manchester^ Lane. 
Hobert^ son of Daniel Waldegrave^ linen draper^ Manchester^ Lane. 
Timothy, son of William Normanton, gent, Sowerby, Yorkshire. 

William Normanton, who seryed in the volunteer corps of his day, resided on his own 
property at Hathershelf, in the chapelry of Sowerby (parish of HaU&x), about 
two miles from Sowerby church, and appears to have had a large family, moet of 
whom died at an early age. 

His son Timothy, on leaving Manchester school, proceeded to Cambridge, and 
must have died there before taking his degree, for in the Begitter of Burials 
at Sow«rby there is the following entry: **tTji, August 19th. Mr. Timothy 
Normanton, from Cambridge.'' The inscription on a tombstone in the old 
churchyard gives the date of his death, August i ath. 

The property has long since passed into other hands, and there are now no traces 
of this &miiy in the neighbourhood. 

Probably of this family would be Timothy Normanton, A.B., of Clare Hall, Cam- 
bridge, 1759, whose name appears among the junior optimes of that year. [In 
1760 he became Dr. Tunstali's curate at Rochdale, and died there, very sud- 
denly, on the 17th August 1767, having had issue by his wife Ann (aunt of the 
Bev. William Carr, B.D., of Bolton Abbey), several children, bom at Rochdale. 
Mrs. Normanton married secondly Mr. Benson, a wine merchant in York. 
(Lane M8S, vol. i. p. 7 1 •) -B-] 

John, son of John Bowers, trunk maker, Manchester. 

William^ son of George Williamson, late officer, Salford. 

John, son of Samuel Barnes, upholster, Manchester. 

Thomas, son of William Ainsworth, fustian cutter, Manchester, Ych^ 

John, son of the Rev. Humphrey Owen, chaplain of the Collegiate 

church, Manchester, Lancashire. 

An attorney, residing at lo, Hulme^street. He was a regular attendant at the 
school festivals for many years, and sang songs there, and joined in glees. His 
name appears in 1798 for the last time. There is a notice of this scholar, who 
was buried at the Collegiate church, 32nd September, 1831, aged 72 years, in the 
Appendix to the second volume of the HUtory of the Manehuter FoundatiotUf 
p. 348. 

His father, M.A. of S. John's college, Oxford, was for twenty-six years chaplain 
of the Collegiate church and also rector of S. Mary's, Manchester, and died 
November 12th, 1790, aged 66. He built S. Michael's church in Manchester, 



wl^ioh was consecrated on July 23, 1789, and the patronage of which remained 
in his fiimily for sixty years, and then became Tested in the warden &nd fellows 
of the Collegiate church. For monumental inscriptions relating to members of 
his family see History of Manchester Foundations^ toI. ii. p. 398 ; and for Hum- 
phrey Owen, see Baines's Lanc^uhire^ toI. iii. pp. 164-5. 

Feb.'^^ 6. William, son of Thomas Ashtoii, esq., Ashley, Cheshire. 

6. Stock, son of the late Mr. James Hilton, Manchester, Lancashire. 

6. Thomas, son of John Jackson, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. 

6. John, son of ^Daniel Smith, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 

6. Samuel, son of John Dane, shoemaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

6. James, son of James Prime, gent., Sheffield, Yorkshire. 
March x6. Thomas, SOU of John Barlow, attorney, Manchester, Lancashire. 

One Thomas Barlow was second lieutenant in the Manchester volunteer corpsi 
which afterwards became the 72nd regiment of foot, and was so highly dis- 
tinguished in the siege of Gibraltar. 

April 15. John, son of John Hampson, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. 
May 4. Lawrence and Thomas, sons of the Rev. Henry Wright, vicar of 


Lawrence Wright, was the eldest son of the Rev. Henry Offley Wright, A.M., lord 
of the manor of Offerton and of Mottram-S.-Andrew, in Cheshire, who died 
June 17, 1799, aged 80, and is buried at Mobberley, and of his wife Jane, daughter 
and co-heiress of Ralph Adderley, of Cotton, in the county of Stafford. 

Lawrence was of S. John's college, Cambridge, A.B. 1775, A.M. 177 S, and high 
sheriff of Cheshire in i8oa. He married Maria, daughter of lieutenant-colonel 
Waterhouse, of the Surrey militia, and died s.p. January, 1842, in his 90th year, 
and is buried at Mobberley church. He was the representative of a family of 
considerable standing and antiquity in Cheshire, and possessed of large landed 
property in that county. Monuments relating to the fiimily may be seen in the 
parish churches of Mobberley, where they had an estate, and of Stockport, and 
also in S. Peter's church in that town. Lawrence Wright resided wholly in 
London during the latter part of his life. His estates descended to his nephew 
the Key. Henry Wright, who, at the time of his uncle's death was incumbent of 
S. Peter's, Stockport, the eldest son of his brother, Thomas. 

Thomas Wright, the third son, was of S. John's college, Cambridge, A.B. 17 791 
and of Emanuel college, A.M. 1782. 

He became rector of Market Bosworth, in the county of Leicest-er, of which his 
uncle by marriage, sir W. Dixie, baronet, was patron, and which he held for 52 
years, dying 29th November, 1840. He married 24th August, 1789, Mary, 
daughter of William Dilke, esq., of Maxstoke castle, near Coleshill, in the 
county of Warwick, by whom he had several children, and his eldest son 


Bucoeeded to all the family eetates on the death of Laurence Wright, esq., as 
Btated above. 

William Henry, son of the said Rev. Henry Wright. juiy'^ s. 

The second son. Like his brothers he graduated at S. John's college, Cambridge, 
and was elected fellow, haying highly distinguished himself at the examination for 
his first degree, being placed sixth among the wranglers of the year 1776, and 
the junior mathematical prixeman on Dr. Smith's foundation. He graduated 
A.B. 1776, A.M. 1779, ^'^' 17^^- III iSoo he was presented by the college 
to the Ticarage of North Stoke, with the yicarage of Newnham Murren and 
Tioarage of Ipsden, near Wallingford ; and died unmarried. 1828. He published 
" Letters to the Hev. Thomas Belsham [a Sooinian teacher] on that part qf his 
' Calm enquirf^ toMoh relates to the earl^ opinions eoneemingihe Person of Jesus 
Christ r 8to, 18 13. 

James, sou of the late Thomas Whitnall, attorney, Manchester. s. 

James Withnall, an attorney residing at 7, Shudehill, Manchester, and a frequent 
attendant at the earlier anniyersary meetings. He died in 18 14, at the age of 
60. For monumental inscriptions of members of this family see History <^ 
Manchester Foundations^ yol. ii. p. 332. 

James, son of Henry Penny, apothecary, Knutsford. s. 

Brother of Henry and Edward Fenny (see Segister, p. 118), and of Robert and 
Peter Penny (see Eegister, p. 1 35) . He was baptised 1 3th June, 1 756. An exhibi- 
tioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford; B.A. February i, 1779; 
and of Hertford college, M.A. May 24, 1784. He was yicar of Preston from 
1809 to 1 8 16, on the presentation of sir Henry P. Houghton, bart., M.P., 
dying on i6th October in the latter year. His name occurs in the Beeords of 
the earlier anniyersaries. For his son Henry, see Register, anno 181 2. 

John, son of Richard Whithington, tradesman, Manchester. 10. 

Bom 29th January 1739. ^® '^^ ^ cotton broker, liying in Deansgate, with a 
warehouse in Back Square, and died 3rd February 1796. He married Alice 
Milne, who for some years carried on the business after her husband's death. 
His name occurs in the records of the earlier anniyersaries. For his brother 
Thomas see Begisier, Anno 1769. 

John, son of John Boardman, calenderman, Manchester. if. 

Benjamin, son of Thomas Banner, farmer, Daresbury, Cheshire. August n. 

From the school he went to Brasenose college, Oxford, and graduated B.A. Octo- 
ber 10, 1776 ; M.A. June 2, 1779. He was elected fellow, and presented in 1793 
to the rectory of Dudoote, or Didoot, in Berks, which is in the patronage of the 
college ; and married in the following year a Miss Prince, of Faringdon, in the 
same county. 

When on his way to his natiye county he was seized with apoplexy at Lichfield, 



and died there 25 th Angust 18 17. He was a magistrate of the oonnty of 
Berks, and a brief notioe of him in the GeiUleman*s Magasine (18 17, p. 285) 
records that he was a " sensible, worthy man, constantly resident in his Parish," 
the latter clause bespeaking no light praise, when we remember how frequent 
were the instances of non-residence in his day. .There is a white marble slab in the 
nave of Didcote church, close upon the chancel, with this inscription : '' Juzta 
requiescunt in Christo cineres Benj. Banner, M.A., per xx annos hujus Ecdesiie 
de Dudcote Bectoris, oUm Socii ^n. Nas. apud Oxonienses Sodi, et Ecclesis de 
Whittington in agro Lancastriie Bectoris. Obiit die Augusti xxt^. Anno Salu- 
tis 1817. ^tatis64.*' 
He appears to hare held the rectory of Whittington only from 1 79 1-3. He attended 
the anniTcrsary festirals in 1783 and 1786. 

October 9. James, son of James Waring, tradesman, Manchester. 

>4- Jonathan, son of John Davenport, farmer. Sale, Cheshire. 
January i6. John, son of Thomas Lorimer, grocer, in Preston, Lancashire. 

Brother to William Lorimer (see SeffUter, p. 78), and to Charles Lorimer (see Seg. 
anno 1777)* This scholar may be the graduate of Trinity college, Cambridge, 
A.B. 1776, whose name appears as fourth among the jimior optimes of that year. 

16. George, son of the late George Fletcher, clothier, Manchester, 

16. Henry, son of the late George Hargrave, grocer and mercer, Has- 

lingden, Lancashire. 
16. Joseph, son of John Chetham, dyer, Manchester, Lancashire. 
16. Henry, son of the late Henry France, velvet weaver, Pendleton, 

16. John, son of John Dewhurst, putter-out, Manchester, Lancashire. 
16. John, son of John Gibson, calenderer, Manchester, Lancashire. 
16. Henry, son of Henry Leicester, farmer, Stretford, Lancashire. 
16. William, son of Peter Hampson, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 
16. William, son of William Norris, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

Father and son were partners in the firm of William Norris and Son, check and 
smallware manufocturers, 22, Spring GkirdenB, and residing at 8, Brown street. 
The son was boroughreere of Salford in 1806. His name appears as present at 
the anniTersary meetings in 1809 and x8io. 

16. Jonathan, son of the late Thomas Arrowsmith, linen draper, Man- 
chester, Lancashire. 

16. John, son of Josiah Barrow, brewer, Liverpool, Lancashire. 

16. Samuel, son of Samuel Cooper, smallware tradesman, Manchester, 



George, son of George Famley, tradesmaiii Manchester, Lane. January 16. 
Thomas, son of the late John Radford, innkeeper, Manchester, 16. 

William, son of William Johnson, merchant, Manchester, Lane. '^ 

The only son of William Johnson, and cousin to Thomas Johnson, for whom see 
Setfister, p. 56. He entered early into the army, and served in India as a cap- 
tain in the 71st regiment foot. After many years service there, on his return 
home, he exchanged into the 3rd regiment foot, known as " the Buffs." William 
Johnson's name appears as present at the meeting of scholars called in 178 1, and 
at the anniversary dinner in 1803. 

Adam, son of John Unsworth, bricklayer, Manchester, Lancashire. 16. 

James, son of the late John Norbury, hatter, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

John, son of John Tonge, toll gatherer, Manchester, Lancashire. id 

John, son of John Daniel, smallware tradesman, Manchester, 16. 


Joseph, son of David Yates, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 16. 

Messrs. David Tates and Sons were merchants and manufacturers, 15, Dale street ; 

and Joseph Tates resided at 5, Piccadilly. (See ManeheHer and Salfard Direo- 
^ory, 1797.) 

Richard, son of Thomas Dean, writing master, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

Samuel, son of John CressweU, flour dealer, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

John, son of Jonathan Radford, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. >6- 


Nathaniel, son of John Rarker, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. >6- 

Thomas, son of Edmund Hurst, upholsterer, London, Middlesex. >^' 

Samuel, son of John Markland, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

The youngest of the six hrothers educated at the school. He heoame a merchant 
at Leicester, where he died 12th March 1805, and in the record of his death in 
the Oentleman^s Magazine it is added that he was *' a good husband and father." 

William, son of Lawrence Rerry, yeoman, Dalton, Lancashire. 16. 

William, son of William Alcock, farmer. Hale, Cheshire. 16. 

Daniel, son of Richard Nichols, gentleman, Middlewich, Cheshire. March 9. 

An exhibitioner of the school in 1778, to Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 25th 
May 1780. 

John, son of John Leather, currier, Liverpool, Lancashire. October 14. 

John, son of John Clayton, gentleman, near Wigan, Lancashire. 14. 

Thomas, son of Richard Withiugton, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. January 10. 


Brother to John Withington (see BeffUter, p. 145). Thomas Withington was bom 
2ist January 1761. He settled in London as a stock broker, and was accidentally 




January 10, 


killed at Buxton on nth April 1805, and b buried at Fairfield ohorch, near 
Buxton. His name appears as present in 1785 at the meeting of old soholars. 

Henry, son of Miles Barton, surgeon, Ormskirk, Lancashire. 

Henry Barton, the eldest son, was of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 251^1 
February 1775 ; M.A. loth October 1777. He was for fifty years incumbent of 
S. Paul's church, Lirerpool, and for more than twenty years rector of Eaat 
church, Kent; and died in 1827. [For a notice of hia amiable brother, the 
Bey. William Barton, B.A., see Bev. Thomas Wilson's Miseell. (Chetham Series), 
p. ly. note, 12.] 

John, son of Miles Barton, surgeon, Ormskirk, Lancashire. 

A student in the same college with his brother Henry, and a young man of much 
promise, who died whilst an under-graduate at Oxford. 

o Thomas, son of Thomas Wilme, barber, Manchester, Lancashire. 
o. Charles, son of William A.ldcroft, taylor, Manchester, Lancashire. 
o. Charles, son of Samuel Chorlton, putter-out, Manchester, Lane. 
o. Thomas, son of Thomas Boardman, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 
o. Andrew, son of Andrew Morewood, distiller, Salford, Lancashire. 
o William, son of Thomas Heywood, rider-out, Manchester, Lane. 
o Abraham, son of Abraham Scott, captain, Salford, Lancashire. 
°- James, son of John Winterbottom, gentleman, Manchester, Lane. 

Charles, son of Joshua Greatorex, dyer, Salford, Lancashire. 

Samuel, son of Richard Heap, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Joseph, son of Peter Hampson, miller, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Robert, sou of Thomas Boardman, linnen dyer, Salford, Lane. 

Thomas, son of John Bolton, attorney, Preston, Lancashire. 

John, son of John Hindle, tradesman, Blackburn, Lancashire. 

P John Fowden Hindle esq., a magistrate of the county of Lancaster, resident at 
Woodfold park, in the township of Mellor, near Blackburn, which he purchased 
in 1831. 

10. Thomas, son of James Beard, clothier. New Mills, Derbyshire. 

A magistrate of the county of Lancaster, acting for the division of Manchester in 
1 81 1- 13. He was appointed steward of the anniyersary meeting in 1806, as ool- 
league to Mr. Bertie Markland. He died at Gorton House in 181 3. 

««> Samuel, son of John Leadbeater, farmer, Astbury, Cheshire. 
«o- William, son of John Pickford, bricklayer, Manchester, Lane. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Falkner, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 

Joseph, son of Joseph Budworth, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 





This soholar wu nephew to William Badworth, A.M. of Christ's college, Cam- 
bridge, 1726, the distingaiehed head master of Brewood school in Stafford- 
shire, and yicar of that parish, who refused the offer of Samuel Johnson to 
become his usher, fearing that the paralytic affection under which that great 
scholar laboured might be imitated or ridiculed by his pupils, and who died 
in 1745, and to whose memory Sir Edward Littleton, a pupU, erected a mo- 
nument in the chancel of the chapel of Sbareshill (of which Mr. Budworth was 
incumbent), the inscription on which was written by Dr. Bichard Hurd, bishop 
of Worcester, another pupiL 

Joseph Budworth, the scholar here named, was bom in Manchester, his father 
being the landlord of "the Palace Inn" in Market street, where he died April 
28th, 1774, being buried in the Collegiate church. The son became one of the 
lieutenants of the 72nd regiment foot, or Manchester royal volunteers, who serred 
so gloriously at the siege of Gibraltar. He published in 1794 The Siege qf 
OibrcUtar, a poem; and Half -pay ; toritten at Gibraltar <m a very etormy 
evening ioUh the melancholy prospect of going on half -pay. In the dedication 
of the latter poem, which may be seen, where it is highly praised, in NichoUs's 
lAterary Anecdotee^ yoL ix. p. 142, he speaks of himself as a natire of Man- 
chester, and as ** the oldest but one in a company of one hundred strong, at 
twenty-one.*' The siege of Gibraltar began in 1779 — the 72nd regiment haTing 
been raised in 1777 — and this would make him to be about nine or ten years of 
age when admitted to Manchester schooL 

There are some interesting particulars communicated by him respecting the life of 
William Budworth, A.M., in lAtera/ry Anecdotee, yoL iiL pp. 334-7, under the 
signature of " a Bambler," and also of a yisit paid by himself in Noyember 1783 to 
Bishop Hurd at Hartlebury palace (after the return of the regiment from GKb- 
raltar), under the initials of J. B. ; see pp. 339-40. 

In 1792 he published in 8yo A Fortnighfe Samble to the Lakes in Westmoreland^ 
Lancashire, and Cwnherlandy by a Bambler. A second edition appeared in 1795, 
and a third, in which the author's name is subjoined to the dedication, in 18 10. 
The preface to this last edition contains the liberal promise that the expenses of 
. publication haying now been paid, " the proceeds of the sale shall go to a charity 
in his natiye town, the Manchester Infirmary, the funds of which it is an impe- 
rious duty to remark are not commensurate to its boundless and healing utility." 

To the third edition were added " A Visit to Bnttermere, Januofyf ^195" ^nd 
*' Half pay !^ the poem before noticed. 

He became F.S.A. Whilst with his regiment in Ireland he married the great 
heiress. Miss Palmer, with whom he had the barony of Palmerstown, and 
assumed that surname ; and in the index to lAierary Anecdotes he is described 
as ''Joseph Palmer, of Palmerstown, co. Mayo." His death is mentioned in 
lAUra/ry Anecdotes, yol. yii. pt. ii p. 644 (note) as occurring on 4th September 
1 8 15, Mr. J, NichoUs recording that "it is not too much to say that a brayer 
soldier or a Christian of truer bcneyolence is rarely to be fotmd." [Emma, his 
daughter and sole heiress, married 3rd August 1812, William Alexander Mac- 



kinnon of Mackiniion esq. M.P., and was mother of W. A. Maokinnon esq. M.P., 
the duchess de Grammont, and the countess of Dnndonald. £.] 

January lo. Joho, SOU of Johii Bamcs, Yelvet dresser, Manchester, Lancashire. 
Febniary 3. Plant, SOU of Plant Maddocks, proprietor of the saltworks, Nant- 

wich, Cheshire. 

This scholar is said to hare kept a school at Nantwich, to have married a sister of 
Mr. G^eorge Cappen, a cheese fiiotor of that town, and to haye died ctrea 1820. 

On 23rd August 1786, ** died at Nantwioh, Mrs. Maddocks, relict of the late Mr. 
Plant Maddocks ; and on the 24th Mr. John Hassel, her brother ; and on the 
27 th Mrs. Hassel, his relict." Q^nUema/t^9 Moffonne, 

'o John, son of Thomas Gill, surgeon, Prescott, Lancashire. 

John Bigby Gill, of Brasenose college, Oxford, B.A. 27th June 1775, and nomi- 
nated to an Hulmian exhibition in January 1776, was for some time curate of 
Kirkby, near Prescot, and died in September 1793, aged 40, and is buried at 
Prescot church. He was the father of the late Mr. Gill, an eminent cotton 
broker in LiTCipooL 

March x. John, son of Joseph Harrison, clergyman, Pontefract, Yorkshire. 

Baptised at Pontefract 9th NoTomber, 1757. Brother to Joseph and Gheorge Har- 
rison (see Regitter^'g, 140). 

ao. Robert, son of John Hodgkinson, attorney, Prescott, Lancashire. 

He became an attorney at Prescot, practising there for some years with ability and 
success. He died 29th December 1797, aged 48, his death being caused by a 
penknife falling from his desk and striking into his thigh. The knife diriding 
the femoral artery he bled to death. For his brothers John and Joseph, see 
BegUteTy annis 1775 and 1782. 

19. Henry, son of John Dannett, gent., Sude Hill, Manchester, Lane. 

Bom 1 6th July, and baptized at Wayertree August 15th 1755. He proceeded 
from the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A 3rd 
February 1777. He became the first incumbent of S. John's church, Liyerpool, 
which was begun in 1775, and only completed in 1784; and to him that town 
was mainly indebted for its '* School for the Blind," the plan for the foundation 
of which was first proposed by him in December 1790. He was then appointed 
the treasurer, and appears to have had the sole management of it until March 
1793, when a committee was nominated, and he became the first rice-president 
of the institution. He married a sister of Dr. Belcombe, a distingaished physi- 
cian at York, at which city he died on the loth January 18 15, aged 59 yean, 
learing his widow with eight children surriying him, of whom three (daughters) 
are still liying ; two, Anne and Eliza, immarried, and Lydia, the youngest child, 
wife of the Bey. Charles S. Pocock, MA., rector of Bouslench, Worcestershire, 
and s.p. Two other daughters married, but died s.p. His eldest son, William, 
A.B. 181 9, of Christ college, Cambridge, became rector of Naunton Beauchamp, 


Woroestenhire, and died 27th May 1864, unmarried. His second son, James, 
was a West India merchant, and died nnmarried nth July 1837. In a notice of 
him which appeared in the OentUman*9 M<ig<udne for 18 16, p. 631, he is spoken 
of as late curate of Wraxhall and Atworth, WiLts, from which it is probable that 
he ceased to reside in liyerpool for some time preyiously to his death. "A man 
of deep science and profound erudition j possessing a heart replete with philan- 
thropy and benerolence ; an early and sealous writer against the slaye trade ; 
and to whose exertions the asylum for the blind at Liverpool owes its existence. 
He was a very extensive inoculator for the small pox among the poor, and since 
vaccination became known he greatly contributed, both by his writings and per- 
sonal exertions, ^ its general introduction.'* 

He published in 8vo, 1788, ^i» Examination of Mr. Harrufs Scriptural Beseareh&9 
on the Ueiineu of the Slave Trade. 

Two brothers of Henry Dannett were admitted to the school in 1759, when their 
father resided at Wavertree, near Liverpool (see Hegiiter^ p, 88). Thomas, the 
elder, was for some time curate of Childwall, and subsequently one of the rectors 
of Liverpool from 1783 to 1796, succeeding Thomas Maddock, B.A., a Manches- 
ter scholar, who died in the former year. Thomas Dannett had issue one son and 
four daughters. One of the daughters, Margaret, married a Dutch gentleman, 
Lewis William Boode esq., who died in Holland, and his wife was killed in 
1826 by a £EtIl from her carriage. Her only daughter, Mary Anne, married in 
1 82 1 the Hon. Major-Gheneral sir Edward Oust, K.C.B., now of Leasowe Castle, 
near Liverpool. Thomas Dannett's eldest son, John, went abroad in the army, 
and was never heard of after. 

Robert Dannett, the younger brother, resided in Manchester, but was not engaged 
in commerce. He married a Miss Sevan of that neighbourhood, and dying of 
consumption i8th July 1778 was buried at 8. John's church. 

The names of Thomas and Henry Dannett appear in the records of the earlier 


Charles, son of Lawrence Howarth, callendarman, Manchester, Apni 

Dayid, son of Richard Lewis, gent., Henllal, Pembrokeshire. 5. 

John and David Lewis, the only sons of Richard Lewis esq. of Henllan, near Nar- 
berth, were probably sent to Manchester school, having relations resident in the 
town. Dr. Maurice Griffith, one of the fellows of the Collegiate church, was 
first cousin to their mother. John, the elder son, died unmarried on the 19th 
October 1780, at the eariy age of 27, and is buried in the churchyard of Llan- 
dewi-Yelfry, near Narberth, Pembrokeshire, where is a monument to hhn and 
his sister Margaret, who died at the same age. 

John^ son of Richard Lewis, gent., Henllal, Pembrokeshire. 

David Lewis, the younger son, was intended for the medical profession, but on the 
death of his elder brotlier socoeeded to the Henllan estate, and resided there to 



his daath, 3rd NoTember, 18 16, aged 60 yean, being a magistrate of the ooanties 
of Caermarthen and Pembroke. He married in 1785 Elizabeth, daughter of 
Morgan Lewis, merchant, of Caermarthen, by whom he had two sons and B.we 
daughters, and hu eldest sou John was ^Either of the present proprietor of this 
estate, John I^ennox Griffith Payer Lewis esq., A.B. of S. John's college, 0am- 
bridge, barrister-at-law, J.P., and D.L. There is a moral monument to the 

memory of David Lewis in the chancel of the church at Llandewi-Yelfry. 


June 11. Thomas, son of Thomas Touchet, gent.^ Manchester^ Lancashire. 

A partner in the highly respectable house of Messrs. James, Thomas and John 
Touohet, check and fustian manufacturers in Pall Mall. Mr. Thomas Touchet, 
who resided in King street, was an occasional attendant at the anniTersary 

11. William, son of John Lees, supervisor of the coal pits, Clarksfield, 

>6. Edmund, son of Edmund Popple, merchant, Hull. 

Brother to Miles Popple (see BegiHert p. 131), and baptised at the church of the 
Holy Trinity, Hull, on 29th January 1760. He was of Trinity college, Cam- 
bridge; A3. 1782 ; A.M. 1785 ; and is said to have had, like his elder brother, 
good abilities, but to hare wanted the industry and application which gained the 
latter so high distinction at the university. He lived at Hull, and died there 
loth July 1785, at the age of 26 years. He, with his father and mother, is 
buried at Sculooates church, near Hull, where is a monument to them. 

July !i. Stretthill, son of Samuel Wright, attorney, Knutsford, Cheshire. 

For his elder brothers, Robert and Thomas, see Begiater^ pp. 113 and 135. 

Strethill Wright was bom 28th August 1757. [He became an attorney at Knuts- 
ford, and was major-commandant of the Sjnutsford volunteers, a force of 300 
men, who were maintained in great efficiency by his loyalty and seaL He entered 
with great spirit into the service, and that in trying times, when it was not a 
service of pleasure but of hard duty, involving night marches, and frequent ab- 
sence from home to repress riots and Luddism. He had a fund of anecdote and 
cheerfrilness, and an overflow of unselfishness and good nature that made him 
universally beloved. The loss of an arm which he had incurred when a young 
man made him look very like a veteran when he rode at the head of his corps. 
He was twice married: first to Anne, daughter of Richard Hancock esq., by 
whom he had an only child of his own name ; and secondly to Hannah, daughter 
of Jonathan Higginson esq. of Peover, by whom he had no issue. W. BS] 

Strethill Wright, whose name occurs as present at the anniversary festival in 
1784, died at Enutsford on 19th of August 1827, in the 70th year of his 
age. His grandson is the present Thomas Strethill Wright esq., M.D., of 
Edinburgh, who was, in 1862, elected president of the Royal Physical Society in 
that city. 


Timothy, son of the late Marsh Napleton^ gent., Tenbury, Wor- August 5. 

He graduated at Braaenose college, Oxford, B.A. nth October 1775, and took 
the degree of AM, as a member of Trinity college, Cambridge, in 1785. He 
became chaplain to William third yifioount Courtenaj, who in 183 1 established 
his right to the earldom of Devon, and was by him presented, in 1799) to the 
rectory of Powderham near Exeter — where is the seat of the earls of l>ev'on — 
and to the rectory of North Bovey in the same comity in 1 802. He is well 
remembered by the old parish clerk at North Bovey, who describes him as a 
large and tall man, who used to come oyer now and then, take a Sunday's duty, 
and then disappear. He died suddenly on i6th January, 18 16, aged 53, and is 
buried at Powderham church. His father died in 1768. 

Timothy Napleton was nephew to John Napleton, D.D., canon of Hereford cathe- 
dral and chancellor of the church, master of the hospital at Ledbury, rector of 
Stoke Edith, and vicar of Lugwardine, Herefordshire, the author of several 
literary prodactions of some merit, who died at Hereford in hu 80th year, 
on 9th December, 18 17. 

George, son of the late William Bossley, timber merchant, of October 16, 
Bakewell, Derbyshire. 

George Bossley, who is said to have been a finvourite pupil of Mr. Lawson, pro- 
ceeded from the school to S. John's college, Cambridge, where he graduated A.B. 
1776, being placed eighth among the junior optimes, and A.M. 1779. In the 
year 1782 he was appointed to the vicarage of Chesterfield, in the county of 
Derby, which he held for the long period of forty years, dying there on the aoth 
March, 1822. He was also for some years rector of Clown near Chesterfield, 
which appointment he received subsequently to his nomination to Chesterfield. 
He was twice married : first to the widow of Mr. Edward Barton of Chesterfield, • 
who was sister to Dr. Samuel Hallifax, bishop of S. Asaph (whose mother was 
aunt to John J ebb, the reformer, who is referred to in Begittery p. 4), and 
to Dr. Robert Hallifax, physician to the Prince of Wales, but by her he had no 
issue. (See Nieholl*s Literary Anecdotes, vol. viii. p. 367.) She died 19th 
February 1788, in her 40th year. His second wife was Sarah, eldest daughter 
of John Daintry esq. of North Bode, Cheshire, by whom he had five daughters, 
of whom one, Deborah Catharine (l^^i^S 1866) married Gilbert Crompton esq* 
of Durrant Hall, Chesterfield, whose eldest child, Deborah Sarah, is wife of the 
Bev. A. C. Bromehead, perpetual curate of Bidgeway, near that town. 

Mr. Oeorge Bossley has left behind him the character of an amiable and good man, 
and his parishioners, at his decease, " in jgrateful remembrance of his services," 
erected a monument to his memory, placed near the altar in the chancel of 
Chesterfield church, recording that ** in the discharge of his sacred office he was 
fiuthfhl and diligent, in the several relations of life exemplary and affectionate, 
in his general conduct a pattern of good works.** 


Noy. 10. Timothy Leigh^ son of the late Peter Leigh, clergyman, Broadwell, 


The fifth son of the Ber. Peter Leigh, B.C.L., of Coipus Christi college, Oxford, 
reotor of Lymme, Cheshire, and of Middle, Salop, who died in 1758, and is 
buried at Ledbury. (See Pedigree of the Leighs of High Leigh, West-hall, 
Ormerod's Cheshire, rol. i. p. 356.) 

Of this scholar there is the following notice in the GetUlewuaCe Moffaane, 18 14, 
p. 603: "Died 28th March 18 14 [unmarried] at Mirzapore [in East IndieeJ 
Timothy Leigh, esq., youngest son of the late Ber. Peter Leigh, Rector of 
Lymm and grandson of Dr. Egerton Leigh, of the West Hall, High Leigh, 
Cheshire. His name will long be remembered and held dear in India, where 
he resided 35 years, generally looked up to for his enlightened abilities, strict 
integrity, and extensiye beneyolenoe." 

His name appears among the school exhibitioners of 1777, but not among the gra- 
duates at Oxford or Cambridge. 

Jan. II. Richard, son of Richard Whitehead, esq., of Preston, Lancashire. 

He LB probably the scholar alluded to in a note to Doming Rasbotham*s rerses 
(see Regiiter anno 1774) as haying entered the navy. For his brother Thomas 
see Megieter^ p. 80. 

II. West, son of the late William Lawson, grazier, Wigtoft, Lincoln- 

This scholar, and his brother (for whom see Begieter anno 177 1), were probably 
relatiyes of Mr. Charles Laweon. In the Segieter of admissions to Magdalen 
college, Oxford, he is described as "generosi filius." West Lawson proceeded 
with an exhibition from the school to Brasenose college in 1779, ^^^ froTa 
thence was elected a demy of Magdalen college in July 1782, at the same time 
with James Hurdis, afterwards D.D., professor of poetry, and author of seyend 
poems and lectures on poetry. West Lawson took the degree of B.A. loth 
October 1783, and died on the 25th March 1785. [In 1778 West Lawson 
recited on the annual day at the school a poem, entitled " The Party Coloured 
Shield," written by the Bey. Thomas Bancroft, M.A., one of the masters of the 
school, and afterwards the learned yicar of Bolton. The motto — " Sua cmqw 
DeueJU dira eupido" and the poem beginning — 

How few, who think alike, we find ! 

What yarious features mark the mind 

As whim or passion rules the hour 

Or £Bncy works with wily poVr, 

We proye, disproye, ayoid, pursue. 

And hold each new conclusion true. 
In armour dad from Logic-school 

" I scorn," you cry, " each antique rule 

Whate'er's denied, whate'er's ayerr'd 

From premise just 'tis all inferred." 


Yet with this Beexning otre you stray 

And oft, tho' reason points the way. 

• ••••• 

The quarrel of the two knights who yiewed the shield from opposite points, and 

the interposition and explanation of the Palmer, who proved that both the combatants 

were right and also wrong, is not IneL^gantly described, and — 

■ the sage rejoin'd 

" How passion warps the soundest mind ! 

'Twas Touch'd in haste, maintained with pride. 

While each but saw the obyions side. 

'Tis thus in life — diiputes arise 

From transient yiews, and partial eyes." 

M. Lane. M88,'] 
The yerses remind one of Merrick's well-known fable of the chameleon. 

Henry Adderley, son of Henry Offley Wright, vicar of Derby, ja..'^^,,. 

The fourth and youngest son. (See Pedigree, Ormerod's ChetMre, yoL iii. pp. 

He entered the army, and became lieutenant-colonel of the 25th foot, and married 
Alice, widow of major-general Rigby, and daughter of Robert Sdater, of Roefleld, 
near Clitheroe, esq. (See WilBon's MUeeUanie*, note p. 164.) 

Benjamin, son of Benjamin Bawson, distiller, Salford, Lancashire. 

This scholar is Benjamin Rawson, esq.j^of Parley haU, near Bolton (for 
whose sons see Begiiter anno. 18 14), and the purchaser of Nidd hall, near 
Knaresborough. He was bom in 1758 : the only son of Benjamin Rawson and 
his wife Anne^ eldest daughter of the Rey. Charles Steer, rector of Handsworth, 
00. York. (See SeyiHer, p. 50, and Burke's Landed Ctentry^ fourth edition). 

Darcy, son of John Lever, clergyman, Bnxton, Derbyshire. «' 

The eldest son, and grandson of sir Darcy Leyer knt. LL.D. of Alkrington, high 
sheriff of Lancashire in 1736, and nephew of sir Ashton Leyer knt. high sheriff 
in 177 1, the collector of the celebrated museum, the contents of which were 
sold, and dispersed in 1806, the sale occupying sizty-fiye days. He married the 
only child of the Rey. William Murgatroyd, by whom he had eight children. 
His sister Dorothy married colonel Peter Rasbotham, eldest son of Doming 
Rasbotham, esq., of Birch house, for whom see Regietefy anno 177 1. Like his 
grand&ther and uncle, he was a liberal promoter of the fine arts, and a man of 
refined taste. The family was one of great antiquity, haying been connected 
with the neighbourhood £rom a period dating near to the Norman conquest. 
He died at Edinburgh 22nd January 1837. 

I am indebted to Mr. Doming Rasbotham, of Glen Alyn, near Wrexham, for the 
following interesting facts : 

" Darcy Leyer^s life was a somewhat eyentful one, though I cannot furnish you 


with a Tery particular account of it. He went to India in early life, but I am 
ignorant in what capacity. On the voyage out he asked one of the sailon 
something about the rigging of the resBel, and the reply was, * Find it out as I 
haye done.' This put him on bin mettle, and during the outward and home- 
ward passages he made himself so completely master of the subject, that he 
afterwards wrote a book of seamanship, which was for some time a standard 
work in the nayy. He was a great musician. After his maniage he resided 
for many years near Pontefract, and spent the end of bis days partly at Alkring- 
ton Hall, and partly in Edinburgh, at which latter place he died. I do not 
know what his £aJbhesr*a connection was with Buxton." 

jaiiuVi^ii. John, son of the late John Winterbottom, smallwareman, Man- 
chester, Lancashire. 

11. Nathaniel, son of the said John Winterbottom. 

II. James, son of Aaron Haughton, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. 

ti. James and John, sous of John Bushton, innkeeper, Manchester, 

II Richard, son of Richard Radford, button maker, Manchester, 

II. Edward, son of Edward Hobson, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

A woollen manufacturer, who during the latter part of his life resided at Hope, 
near Ecdes. His name appearsjjn the Records of the Aumvereary Meetings of 
the old scholars, and he was appointed steward in 1805. He served the office 
of boroughreere of Salford in 1789, and was constable of Manchester in 1793. 
and boroughreeve in 1803. 

<*• John, son of Thomas Cholmondeley, shoemaker, Salford, Lane. 
>' Timothy, son of Thomas Whitlow, governor of the house of cor- 
rection, Manchester, Lancashire. 

An attomeyin Hunter's lane, and residing at Mount Pleasant, Cheetham. (MtM- 
Chester cmd Sa^ord Directory, 1797.) He was present at the meeting of 
scholars in 1782. His wife, who was a daughter of Mr. James Soholes, died 
nth March 1794. 

11. Samuel, son of Joseph Taylor, dyer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

ii< Josiah, son of Matthew Falkner, timber merchant, Manchester, 

tt William, son of Thomas France, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire, 
tt. Charles, son of John Wilson, gentleman, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Charles Wilson's name appears in the records of the anniyersary meetings as pre- 
sent in 1805, 6 and 8. 


Richard, son of the late Thomas Barlow, tradesman, Blakeley, jan^u. 


Thomas, son of Cornelius Biobinson, ropemaker, Salford, Lane. n. 

Isaac, son of James Ogden, putter-out, Manchester, Lancashire. n. 

William, son of William Marrow, huckster, Manchester, Lane. ". 

William, son of John Gibson, calenderer, Manchester, Lancashire. " 
John, son of John France, brazier, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Evan, son of the Rev. Morrice Griffith, fellow of the Collegiate 11. 

church, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Brother to John Qriffith (see Begitier^ p. 142). Preflont at the anniyerBaiy meet- 
ing of 1784. 

Thomas, son of Joseph Buckley, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. u. 

George, son of George Birch, blacksmith, Manchester, Lancashire. n. 

Edward, son of Thomas Kenyon, pinmaker, Manchester, Lane. n. 

In the Manoheater and Salford Directory of 1797, occurs the name of " the Bey. 
Edward Kenyon, Mulberry street." 

Thomas, son of Thomas Smith, putter-out, Manchester, Lane. 1 1. 

Richard, son of George Audley, attorney, Namptwich, Cheshire. n. 

John, son of John Winterbottom, putter-out, Manchester, Lane. 15. 

Richard, son of Matthew Green, reedmaker, Manchester, Lane. 15. 

John, son of Samuel Whittaker, worsted-twister, Manchester, 15. 


Joseph, son of John Taylor, gent., Crumpsal, Lancashire. 19. 

[Joseph, son of John Taylor of Grumpsall, gent., was bom in the year 1760, and 
married at Manchester Collegiate church June X4th 17 81, Sarah, daughter of 
Philip Mayer of Manchester. She married, secondly, at the Collegiate church, 
September 26th 1799, Mr. Thomas HenshalL Joseph Taylor left issue a son, 
Joseph Mayer Taylor, formerly of Westwood house, Oldham, esq., first cousin 
of the Rer. John Taylor Allen, M.A., late rector of Stradbroke. B. M8. Fed, 
J. Fred. Beerer esq.] 

For his brother James, see Seffiater, p. 107. 

Bobert, son of Charles Wroe, tradesman, Macclesfield, Cheshire. ^ 

The father, Charles Boe, was a great benefactor to the town of Macclesfield, for 
he not only introduced there the silk and cotton manufacture, but built and 
endowed, at his own expense, the church called Christ church. He realized, as 
he deserred to do, an ample fortune, for he showed himself to be conscious of the 
responsibility which attaches to the acquisition of wealth, and of the duty of 
proriding for the spiritual want of the people amongst whom he liyed, and 
by whose industry he prospered. But, whilst praising his liberality as a church- 


man it is impossible to speak highly of his taste in anshitecture. The church, a 
large brick building, with a lofty tower containing ten bells, is frightful, and was 
erected within the short space of seren months, in the year 1775. 
There is in the church a monument to his memory placed orer the. altar, with a 
bust by Bacon and a long inscription, which may be seen in Ormerod's CkeMre, 
Tol. iii. p. 370, note. He died 3rd May 1781, aged 67, leaving a widow and ton 

jan^'u. Samuelj son of Edward Antrobns^ farmer, Scutcha Green, Cheshire. 
H. Bichard, son of William Marsh, tradesman, Leigh, Lancashire. 

P Bichard Marsh esq. of Westleigh hall, J. P. For his sons see R&^utery annis 


Feb. 16. Charles, son of James Bradshaw, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 
17. Domville Poole, son of the Rev. Domville Halsted, rector of Lymm, 

Brother to Peter Halstead (see MeffUier, isjTZ) and the eldest son of the Ber. Dom- 
yille Halstead of Trinity hall, Cambridge, LL.B. 1749, and of Dane bank in the 
parish of Lymm, who was descended, through his mother, from the ancient 
fiimily of DomyiUe of Lymme, whose Pedigree is giyen in Ormerod's Cheshire^ 
Tol. i. pp. 436-7. This scholar, bom at Lymm July 21st, and baptised Augiftt 
16th 176 1, assumed the name of Poole in compliance with the will of the Ber. 
Cudworth Poole, of Magdalen hall, Oxford, B.A. 1739 [no relatiye, but a per- 
sonal friend of his father. 12.] and married at the Collegiate church of Man- 
chester on 20th January 1783, Sarah, daughter and coheiress of James Massey 
esq. of Manchester, and of Bostheme. (See Jtegiiter^ p. 120.) He was captain 
in colonel Legh's regiment of fendble cavalry, and appointed high sheriff of 
Cheshire in 1794- He died at Bath on 26tfa April of the following year, learing 
three sons and one daughter. [His eldest son is Domyille Halstead Cudworth 
Poole, of Marbuiy hall, esq., now liying and unmarried. J2.] His name appears 
as present at the earlier anniversary festivals. 

Maxir^n. Christopher, son of John Smalley, wine merchant, Preston, Lane. 

Christopher Smalley, son of John Smalley, who is known as being connected wiUi 
Sir Bichard Arkwright in business (see Baines's Laneoihire, vol. ii. pp. 430-1), 
having in the first instance assisted him with money, and subsequently entered 
into partnership with him, became a cotton spinner and partner in the Holywell 
Twist Company. He was originally intended for holy orders, but was removed 
from school and placed in business — for which he had no great talents — much, 
it is said, to Mr. Lawson's regret, who regarded him as a pupil of much promise. 

Pennant, in his Ststory of HolytoeU Parish^ p. 2 14, states that Mr. ^' John Smalley, 
senior, had long been engaged in a cotton work at Cromford, near Matlock, in 
Derbyshire, unhappily within the baneful influence of a tyrant rival, which 
forced him to seek the protection of S. Wenefrede, under which he prospered, 
and his children still prosper, blessing the benefit of the change made by their 


iiyiured parent." He adds, " it is to Mr. Christopher Smalley, one of the part- 
ners, »nd eldest son of the founder of these great mannfacturiee (The Cotton 
Twist) I am obliged for the acoount of what relates to them." 

The circiui^tanoes of the family, I beliere, changed afterwards for the worse. 

There is in Whitford churchyard a tombstone bearing the following inscription : 

" Here rest the remains of John Smalley, lato of Preston, in Lancashire. He died 
at Holywell, on 28th day of January 1782, aged 53 years, where he established 
the cotton manufactory in the year 1777. Ann Smalley, eldest dau^ter, died 
May 20th 1790, aged 38. Elizabeth, his wife, died January 2nd 1796, aged 65. 
Here also lie the remains of Christopher Smalley, lato of Holywell, esq. He 
died January nth 1829, aged 74 years. Also of Sarah, his wife, who died 8th 
November 1832, aged 77 years. Also of John, their only son, who died 8th 
October 1808, aged 16 years." 

The Bey. Robert Gibson, A.M., now yicar of Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire, married 
the only daughter of Christopher Smalley. 

Henry, son of Thomas Porter, clergyman, Northern, Cheshire. juiy %. 

Brother to John Porter D.D., for whom see SeffiHer, p. 117. He went, with a 
school exhibition, to Trinity college, Cambridge, where he graduated A.B. 1780, 
attaining, as his brother had preTionsly done, high distinction in the public ex- 
amination, being placed fourth among the wranglers, and A.M. 1783. He was 
elected fellow of the college, and held the office of tutor for some years. In the 
year 1800 he was presented by the master and fellows to the Ticarage of Bnfield 
in Middlesex, and in 18 12 by sir J. Tyrrell bart. to the rectory of Springfield, 
Essex ; and there is a mural monument in the former church, with the following 
inscription : 

'* In memory of the Bey. Harry Porter, A.M., formerly FeUow and Tutor of Trinity 
College, Cambridge, Beotor of Springfield, Essex, and Vicar of Enfield, Middle- 
sex. In the discharge of his sacred functions he was regular, sealous, and 
unremitting. In his addresses from the pulpit grare, simple and impressive. He 
dosed his mortal career on the 21st of October 1822, in the 66th year of his age 
and the 22nd of his ministry in this Parish, and was buried at Lyme Begis. 

*'This memorial of their veneration for the virtues which adorned his character as 
a Husband, a IViend and Pastor, and their condolence with his afflicted widow, 
was raised by the esteem and affection of his IViends." 

There is also a monument to him at I^me Begis, where he was staying, at the 
time of his death, for the benefit of his health. He was present at the anniver- 
sary meetings in 1789. 

John, son of John Sharpe, clergyman, Preston, Lancashire. %. 

The Cither's connection with Preston was only temporary. He appears to have 
been curate of the parish church for a short time. 

William, son of Bichard Hodges, farmer, Felton, Shropshire. Aucust t. 

For his brother Thomas, see BtgUUr^ 1772. 


August XX. Thomas, son of Thomas Heyes, shopkeeper, Holland, Lancashire. 

Heyes is not an nncommon name in the parish of UphoUand, but the only landed 

proprietors are the family to which this scholar belonged. Th^ hare for many 

generations been landowners there. 
The father of this scholar is called in the Pixruh Begiiter " a yeoman," and he had 

probably a shop also. 
Thomas Heyes, the scholar referred to, proceeded to Brasenose college, Oxford, 

where he graduated B.A. 5th June 1776, and was nominated to one of Hulme*s 

exhibitions in the same year; M.A. 14th April 1779. 
He was bom i6th March, and baptised March 30th 1753 ; and at the time of his 

death, May 18 16, aged 63, was incumbent of West Houghton, near Bolton. 
His estate at UphoUand is now in the possession of his grandson, Mr. Richard 

Battersby, coal merchant, Liverpool. 

October 16. Peter, son of Samuel Wright, attorney, Enutsford, Cheshire. 

The fifth son, and bom 22nd NoTember 1759. An exhibitioner of the school to 
Brasenose college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. loth October 1782, was 
nominated to one of Hulme's exhibitions in September 1783, and soon after- 
wards elected felldw of Balliol college, and graduated M.A. 2nd June 1785. 
He is said to haye been the first Hulmian exhibitioner who was not a Lanca- 
shire man. At Balliol, he ser7ed the office of dean and bursar, and was for some 
time senior fellow, holding with his fellowship the peipetual curacy of Oyer 
Peorer, Cheshire, to which he was presented by sir Hony Mainwaring hart., to 
whose patronage he was further indebted in 1796 for the rectoiy of BaddHey in 
the same county. In 1802 he succeeded, on the nomination of the master and 
fellows of the college, to the rectory of Marks Tey, near Colchester, and in 1830 
to that of Holy Trinity church, Colchester. He died at the former place in 
1839, where he had lired the life of a quiet countiy clergyman for thirty-seren 
years, and where he is buried, being then in his 80th year. There is in the 
chancel a mural monument to his memory. He had five children, having mar- 
ried, in 1803, Elizabeth, daughter of William Frodsham esq. of Worsley, near 
Manchester, whose father, Bobert Frodsham, B.C.L. of Brasenose college, Ox- 
ford, was rector of Baddiley and vicar of Bostheme, in Cheshire, from 1738 to 
1758. One son, still living, the Bev. William Wright, resides at Springfield 
Lyons, near Chelmsford, Essex. 

[Peter Wright spoke on the annual day, and probably wrote, a poem " On the re- 
building of Manchester School in the years 1776 and 1777." Of the sixty-eight 
lines of which the poem consists the modest apostrophe to the Muses is amongst 
the best: 

• •••••• 

Ah ! heav'n bom nymphs, so may ye not despise 

These lowly dwellings, where with holy awe 

The trembling youth his holy homage pays 


At learning's sacred shrine — so may ye still 

Smile on his in&nt toil, and not refuse 

To aid his donbtful steps, while distant far 

And but in dreams of flattering hope, he views 

The airy summit of that Thespian hill 

Where ye have loVd to dwell, while with weak tread 

Hardly he labonrs up the steep ascent. 

Ah I heay'n bom nymphs, nor shall the wasteful stroke 
Of mould'ring time avail to harm those seats 
Which your high influence guards with friendly pomp. 
What tho' more splendid rise by Thames's banks 
The mossy piles, which virtuous Henry rear'd ; 
Or those, which boast Eliza's fost'ring hand. 
Close by that awful fane, where peaceful sleep 
Beneath the dark and silent vault of death. 
Those, whom Britannia's mighty sceptre sway'dt 
Of these not envious, nor with vain attempt 
Studious to rival, but with distant awe 
And admiration struck, to imitate 
Desirous, we, with humble rev'renoe bow. 
Thus too with us shall much of honest fiune 
Abide, nor shall these humbler seats remain 
Inglorious, or their name unknown, both where 
By Granta'a walls the hoary Camus vrinds 
His willowy way, and where with oonscious pride, 
Oh her fiill urn reclining, Isis sees 
Her hundred tow'rs arise. Hail to ye both, 
Te double nursery ! — to your high names 
With due respect we bend 

But Peter Wright was so good an elocutionist that in 1778 he recited also an '' Ode 
on Colonization," written by the Bev. Thomas Bancroft, and which contains 
some very fine passages, although they will suffer by comparison with the Odes 
of Dr. Joseph Warton, who appears to have been his modeL The first verse 
follows : 

While on the beach th* impatient crew 
Prepared to bid their last adieu, 
Whose souls advent'rous form'd the scheme 
To plant in other worlds the British name. 
The seas were hush'd — the sinking gales 
Had ceas'd to fill the slackened sails, 


When gliding o'er the wat'iy plain 
Britannia'a guardian Pow'r appear'd, 
And dread prophetic Bounds were heard, 
Of future weal and woe, a mingled strain. 

B, Lane, MSS,! 

January 16. Robert^ soii of the late John Baxter, clergyman^ Stradford^ Lane. 

. 16. Thomas, son of Matthew Green, reedmaker, Manchester, Lane. 

*^ William, son of William Aldred, dyer, Manchester, Lancashire. 

'^ James, son of James Wild, timber merchant, Manchester, Lane. 

James, the eldest son of James Wilde, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Thomas 
and Maiy Orrell, of Salterslej, in the parish of Mobberley, Cheshire, was bom 
I St April 1761. He became the purchaser, in 1796, of Dane bank, in the paridi 
of Lymme, Cheshire, long the residence of the Halstead fiunilj, and greatlj im* 
proved by its previous possessor,- Domville Poole esq. (see Beguter^ p. 157), at 
whose decease it was sold, together with his share of the DomvOle i^ioietj of 
the manor. James Wilde resided there until his death, and January 1S46. He 
married Mary Ann, one of the daughters of William Johnson, merchant, of Man- 
chester, and sister to William Johnson (for whom see Begitiery p. 147), and was 
for many years an active commissioner of the River Weaver Navigation Trust, and 
one of the grand jury of the spring assizes for Cheshire. James Wilde and his 
vrife are buried at Lynmie. They had no children. He was a frequent attendant 
at the anniversary festivals, and steward in 1804, with the Rev. C. W. Ethel- 
stone as his colleague. The last occasion on which he was present was in i8a6, 
when his neighbour, J. A. Borron, esq., of Warrington, was in 'the chair. For 
his brother Thomas, see Begigtsr, anno 1773. Their only sister, Mary, married 
Thomas Mort Froggatt, esq., of Damhouse, in the parish of Astley, Lancashire. 
(For him see Begister, anno 177a). 

>6. Peter, son of Doming Rasbotham, esq.. Birch honse, Lancashire. 

The elder son of Doming Rasbotham esq., who was high sheriiF of Lancashire in 
1769, and chairman of the quarter sessions at Manchester during many years, 
and Sarah, his wife, the eldest daughter of James Bayley esq. of Manchester, 
and granddaughter of Dr. Samuel Peploe, bishop of Chester. 

Peter Rasbotham was for some years colonel of the Bolton volunteers, which office 
he resigned in 1803. 

He married Dorothy, daughter of the Rev. John Lever, second son of sir Daroy 
Lever knt. LL.D. of Alkrington. Colonel Peter Rasbotham's name appears as 
frequently present at the anniversary meetings, and he was selected to fill the 
office of steward in 1797, his colleague being the Rev. Gborge Leigh, M.A. 
Miss Lever was patroness of the meeting in that year. For his brother, Dom> 
ing Rasbotham, see Begister, anno 1774. 

His £ftther, who was bom at Manchester in 1730, and died 7th November 1791, 


aged 61, highly diBtinguished as an antiquarian, and the collector of very exten- 
siye papers for a history of the county of Lancaster, and of whom there is a 
biographical notice in Raines's Laneashire, toI. ill. pp. 42-44 (in whose hands 
Mr. Rasbotham's collections were placed by the family) was the author of " yerses 
intended to haye been spoken at the breaking up of the Free Qrammar School 
in Manchester for the Christmas holidays in the year 178a." See Begitter 
anno 1774). [His yery admirable poetical tale of AU Beg was spoken by his son 
Doming at the school in 1783. (See Lane. MSS.)"] 

John^ son of Thomas Cross^ innkeeper^ Knutsford^ Cheshire. January 16. 

John^ son of Thomas Barlow^ innkeeper^ Manchester^ Lancashire. ■& 

Samuel^ son of John Barker, smallwareman^ Manchester^ Lane. >6. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Myddleton^ merchant^ Frescot, Lane. '^ 

Rrother to Charles Panton Myddleton, for whom see Seguter anno 1780. 
The fiimily of Myddelton ceased to be connected with Prescot at the close of the 
last century. 

Francis^ son of Thomas Moncrieff^ printer, Manchester^ Lane. 16. 

George, son of Jeremiah Uramall^ flower merchant^ Manchester^ ' 16. 


Thomas^ son of John France^ brasier, Manchester^ Lancashire. >6* 

James^ son of William Turner^ timber merchant^ Salford^ Lane. >6- 

Richard^ son of Richard Harrison^ hatter, Manchester, Lane. >6- 

Richard Harrison, boroughreeye of Salford in 1790. 

Samuel, son of Joseph Wood, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. 16. 

James, son of Joseph Taylor, innkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 16. 

James, son of George Hewes, esq., Wisbech, Isle of Ely, Cam- 16. 


John, son of Richard Milne, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 16. 

Charles, son of the late William Chorlton, butcher, Manchester, 16. 


John and Robert, sons of John Milne, wire worker, Manchester, 16. 


Joseph, son of Josiah Boardman, plummer, Manchester, Lane. 16, 

Thomas, son of John Podmore, putter-out, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

Issachar, son of John Thorp, silk dyer^ Strangeways, near Man- 16. 

Chester, Lancashire. 

Jeremiah and Joseph, sons of James Dawson, innkeeper, Manches- >^ 

ter, Lancashire. 


jani^'i6. John^ son of James Oatliff^ tradesman^ Manchester, Lancashire. 

Afterwards of BrasenoBO college, Oxford, B.A nth November 1785 ; MA. lath 
Maj 1789. He was elected in 1792 clerk in orders of the Collegiate church, 
Manchester, on the sadden death of the Ber. John Eyerard Upton (for whom 
see Begiiter anno 1774), and snoceeded to the fellowship vacated bj the death of 
Dr. Manrice Griffith on 19th March 1798. He held also the onracy of Didsbnij 
for thirty-three years, and the rectory of S. Mary's church from 1804 to his death, 
which was on a 2nd November 1843, at the age of 80. He had resigned the curacy 
of Didsbury three years previously. He was appointed steward of the anniver- 
sary meeting in i8oa, being also frequently present on other occasions. (For his 
brother James see StffUter anno 1773). 

16. Thomas^ son of Charles White^ chirargeon^ Manchester, Lane. 

Three sons of Mr. Charles White, F.B.S., &c, a very distinguished surgeon long 
resident in Manchester, and co-founder with Mr. Joseph Bancroft of the Man- 
chester infirmary, were educated at the school. There is in the third volume 
(second series) of the Memoirs of the lAterary and FkUoeophieal Sodelff of 
ManehedeTy a very interestiog notice of Mr. Charles White, with especial re- 
ference to his professional life and publications, which was read by Mr. Tbomas 
Henry, F.R.S., at a meeting of the society on 2nd April 1 8 1 3. Of that society Mr. 
Charles White had been elected one of the vice-presidents, at its organization in 
178 1. Had he left no other marks of high surgical and medical skiU, and bene- 
fited in no other respect his own and future generations, the blessings which he 
conferred upon persons of all ranks by the reform which he introduced in the 
then irrational treatment of mothers in childbed through which many a valuable 
life was sacrificed, would alone have caused his name to be handed down as 
worthy of lasting honour. Several papers written by him may be found in the 
volumes of the philosophical transactions of the Royal Society, and in the earlier 
records of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. He ended a long 
life of unremitting exertion, and of great and extensive useMness, on the 20th 
February 18 z 3, in the 85th year of his age, and was buried at Ashton-on-Mersey, 
where there is a mural monument to his memory, and that of his father and 
mother. (See Ormerod's Cheshire^ voL i. p. 421.) 

His son, Thomas, named after his grandfather, Thomas White, M.I>., of Man- 
chester, alike eminent in his day for the practice of surgery and midwifery, 
entered the same profession and pursued his studies at London and Edinburgh, 
and took the degree of M.D. Li 1783, when a plan was proposed for the de- 
livering of lectures on subjects connected with literature and the arts at the 
meetings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, Dr. Thomas 
White gave his father valuable assistance in his lectures upon anatomy, and 
greatly added to the anatomical collections made by the latter, which formed 
the museum afterwards presented by this scholar to the Lying-in-Hospital, of 
which charity he was the founder, and ever-zealous promoter. 



Dr. Thomas White was the aathor of a paper, which occurs in the eecond Tolwne 
of the MmHoirw of the ManchesUr lAterary and FhUotophical Society^ entitled 
" A Short Acoonnt of an ExcoTBion through a Subterranean Cavern at Paris." 

With the ezoeption of the year 1784, he attended all the annirersaiy meetings of 
the old scholars to the time of his death, and officiated as steward, with the Eer. 
jyr. John Holmes, in 1791. (See Beffister, p. 75.) He died at Manchester 
on 19th. June 1793, from the effects of a iall from his horse three days pre- 
yiously. He was fiither of John White esq. of Sale hall, who was high sheriff 
' of Cheshire in 1823, and famous for his fox-hunting and equestrian exploits. 
Sale hall, in the parish of Ashton-upon-Mersey, was the country residence of 
Mr. Charles White, who was fond of botany, and formed there an eztensiye 
collection of forest trees planted and arranged with care and skilL 

(For his brother Charles see Eegitter anno 1772, and for his brother John Brad- 
shaw anno 1780.) 

Samuel^ son of John Dawson^ putter-out, Salford, Lancashire. jai»^'i6. 

James, son of James Johnson, innkeeper, Salford, Lancashire. 16. 

Samuel, son of Abraham Wild, putter-out, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

James, son of Peter Smith, news carrier, Manchester, Lancashire. x6. 

Thomas, son of John Taylor, blacksmith, Manchester, Lancashire. 16. 

Joseph and John, sons of Joseph Myers, wine merchant, Preston, 16. 

Joseph Myers became a wine merchant at Preston, and died at Ayenham house, in 
that town, 13th Norember 1796. 

John Myerf was a merchant in LiTcrpool, and resided at Crosby house, of which, 
he became possessed through his first wife. Miss Kitchen, who was an heiress, 
and by whom he had nine children. He married, secondly, Miss CoUinson, but 
s. p. This branch of the family is now represented by Jacques Myers esq, of 
CrOBby house, near Lirerpool, grandson of this scholar. John Myers died 29th 
March 1820, and was buried in S. Paul's churchyard, LirerpooL 

Bobert, son of Robert Parker, attorney, Halifax, Yorkshire. v6. 

The name of Bobert Parker jun., appears in the records of the annirerBary meetings 
in 1785 and 1786. There is a letter from him in existence, written to the Bey. 
JoBhua Brookes, yery shortly after Mr. LaWson's death, and dated from Ashby- 
de-la-Zouch, speaking gratefully of his former master, and recommending that a 
monument should be erected to his memory by his former pupils. 

Thomas, son of John Clarke, esq., of Walgherton, Cheshire. is. 

John Clarke of Walgherton, a township in the parish of Wybunbury, was the 
possessor of the original MSS. of *' Butler's Bemains in Terse and Prose," and 
placed the^same in Mr. Bobert Thyer's hands, the excellent librarian of Chet- 
ham's hospital, who published them in two yolumes, 1759, with notes. (See 
Se^fiHsTt p. 41 and preface to Butler's SsmainSj yol. i.) 


january'fts- Samuel and Gteorge^ sons of Ralph Milner, blacksmith, Manches- 

ter, Lancashire. 
February I. Jamcs, SOU of John Wiigley, carpenter, Manchester, Lancashire. 
9. William, son of William Harrison, gentleman, Orgraye, near 
April 9- John, son of Joseph Higginbottom, shoemaker, Ashton-nnder- 

Lyne, Lancashire. 
'^- John, son of Charles Hadfield, gamekeeper, Charvrorth, near 
Glossop, Derbyshire. 

An exhibitioner of the school to Brasexioee ooUege, Oxford, where he gradoftted 
B.A. loth October 1780. 

June 10. Matthew, son of the late Edward Bloor, farmer, Cross Lanes, near 

Middlewich, Cheshire. 

He proceeded to Brasenote college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. loth October 
1777 ; M.A. 31st May, 1780. 

July 19. Thomas, son of the late William Nelson, gentleman. Dent, near 

Sedberg, Yorkshire. 

The father was a yeoman, or " statesman," as it is called in the north, liying on 
his own small feurm, and his son proceeded, I think, to Trinity college. Gam- 
bridge, where he graduated A3. 1777, took holy orders, and became curate of 
Filey, near Scarborough from 1789 to cirea 18 zi. He is buried at Folkton, 
near Scarborough, dying a6th March 1829, aged 76, and leaving a large family. 

August 7- William, son of the late William Lawson, grazier, Wigtoft, Lin- 

Probably elder brother to West Lawson (see p. 154.) He was nominated to a school 
exhibition, and entered into residenoe at Brasenoee college, Oxford, in 1778. 
From thence he was elected, like his brother, to a demyship at Magdalen college 
in the fbllowing year, and succeeded to a fellowship in 178a. It will be obserred 
that both brothers died young. William Lawson died at his rooms in the 
college on 17th January 1792, and is there buried; "the choir attending the 
body, which was carried in prc^ssion from the hall round the cloisters to the 
chapeL" He graduated B.A. a4th January 178 1 ; M.A. a6th NoYcmber 1783. 
Both brothers attended the first anniyersary in 1783. 

]i. John, son of the late John Hartley, physician. White Lee, near 
Coin, Lancashire. 

P Of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. nth December 178a, and curate of Borough- 
bridge, in the county of York, in 1817. 

[This scholar left issae two sons, Bernard and John, one of whom now Utcs in 
respectable retirement on the old paternal .property at Whittolee, near Colne, and 
has issue one son. B.'] 



Thomas^ son of Thomas Swinnerton^ grocer^ Newcastle^ Stafford- August |i. 

The fiUJiar was a man of respectable family and yeiy good properly, and one of ihe 
magnates of the borough of Newcastle, seiring the office of alderman and mayor. 
He married Miss Fumiyal, who was also of a good Cheshire fuuily. He died 
prior to 1804, leaving two sons, of whom Thomas was the younger^ and five 
daughters. John, tl^ elder son, succeeded to his £ither^s business. One 
daughter, Mary, married Peter Walthal esq. attorney, of Newcastle, and after- 
wards of Bakewell, and of Parley Dale, in Derbyshire, who had a son at 
Manchester school, for whom see Regigter^ anno 18 12. 

Thomas Swinnerton, the scholar above named, was of no profession or trade, being 
of weak mind. He died unmarried. His sister Mary had also one daughter, 
Anne, who eventually inherited all the property of the Swinnertons and Wal- 
thals, and married James Milne esq., attorney, of Matlock. They afterwards 
buQt, and resided at, a place called Alton Manor, near Chatsworth, and their 
eldest son, a clergyman, has taken the name of Walthal in addition to that of 

Oswald^ son of John Parker Mosley^ hatter^ Manchester, Lane. s>. 

The elder son of J. P. Mosley, who was constable of Manchester in 1768, and 
created a baronet on 24th March 1784 (see Begitter pp. 35-26), and who greatly 
improved the estate of BoUeston in Staffordshire, where he resided, and built 
a good house, and two of whose daughters married Manchester scholars : Anne, 
the eldest, married Bobert ffielden esq. of Didsbuxy (see Segitter, anno 1772), 
and Elizabeth the ^v. Streynsham Master, M.A., rector of Croston. (See 
SegiHer, anno 1777.) See Wilson's JdUeelUmieSf '* The Lancashire Bouquet^" 
p. 61, &C. 

Oswald Mosley purchased Bolesworth castle in Cheshire^ where he resided, and 
died on 8th October 1782. He was only for a short time at Manchester school, 
for his fiither subsequently went to reside in the neighbourhood of Maodesfleid, 
and sent his son to the Ghrammar school of that town, of which the Bev. 
Henry Ingles, A.M., was head master, who afterwards, in 1794, became the head 
piaster of Bugby schooL 

OswBld Mosley was buried at BoDeston, in Staffordshire. A monument in that 
church bears an inscription as foUews : 

*'Near this monument are depositea the remains of Oswald Mosley esq., late of 
Bolesworth Oastle in the County of Chester, and of Elizabeth his wife, sole 
daughter and heiress of the Bev. Thos. Tonman, of Chester, who departed this 
li& on the 27th July, 1789, aged 28, deeply lamented by his surviving Parents^ 
and regretted by eveiy one, who knew the virtues of his mind, and the benevo- 
lence of his heart : and her afflicted spirit, unable to bear a separation from the 
olgect of its affliction, resigned this world for a hiq[»pier, on the 8th of October 
following. They left two sons and two daughters to bewail their loss and to 
imitate their virtuous examples." 


It 'will be obaenred that Oswald Hosley, dying Uiree montlu before his hJ^mr, did 
not succeed to the baronetcy. His eldest son, the present sir Oswald Hosley, 
bart., D.C.L., of Bolleston, some time M.P. for Winchelsea and Midhurst, and 
high sheriff of Staffordshire in 1814, inherited the title and estates in the same 
year. The second son, John, died unmarried in 1804. The elder daughter 
married in z8o6 William Henry Ashurst, esq., of Waterstock in the county of 
Oxford, M.P., and the younger married in 1807 sir James Whalley Smythe 
Gardiner, bart., of Roche Court, Hants. The younjer son of sir John Pazker 
Mosley, bart., John Peploe Moslcy, A.M., took holy orders, and was rector of 
RoUeston, dying there at the age of 67, on 28th Januaiy 1834. His younger 
daughter, Anne Maria, married her cousin, the Rer. Oswald Fielden, for whom 
see Iteguter, anno 18 14. 

Sept ^* X. Thomas^ son of Andrew Morewood, distiller^ Salford^ Lancashire. 
October 3. John and Robert^ sons of John Newton^ esq., Bolwell hall, near 

Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. 

The father was high sheriff of Nottinghamshire in 176a, the year of the coronation 
of King George III., and he died at Bulwell hall, at the venerable age of 85, on 
the 13th NoTcmber 1820 ; and on the 25th of the same month, within a fort- 
night of attending his father's funeral, died lieutenant-colonel Robert SacherereU 
Newton, the second of the scholars here entered. Both are buried at Bulwell, 
where there is a monument to them. John Clifton Newton, the eldest son, took 
holy orders, and became curate of Harston, in Leicestershire. He married 4th 
October 1798 Almira Elizabeth Barber, sister of the present Robert H. Barber, 
esq., of Hay ton castle, near East Retford, and had one only child, who died in 
infancy. John Newton died before his fiskther, and is buried with his wife at 

There was a third brother, Christopher, who died a bachelor at Sidmouth, in 

The present owner of Bulwell hall is S. P. Cooper, esq., who purchased the estate 
very recently from the Rev. C. Padley. 

4 James, son of James Roe, deceased, clergyman, Macclesfield, Che- 

He was nominated to a school exhibition in 1778, and proceeded to Brasenose 
college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. 15th January 178 1 ; M.A. 3rd June 
1793. In the year 1787 he was instituted to the perpetual curacy of Dorches- 
ter, in Oxfordshire (the restoration of which noble church with its Jesse window 
and many other features of interest, was one of the first works undertaken by the 
Oxford Architectural Society in 1845), which he held for the long space of fifty 
years, and in 1796 was presented to the rectory of Newbuiy, in Berks, in the 
patronage of the bishop of Oxford, where he died on 9th July 1838, at the age 
of eighty years. In Newbury church there is a monument to him, recording 
also the death of his wife, Sophia, on i6th July 1833, aged 74. His father, 


wHo was curate of Macclesfield from 1756 to 1765, and died in the latter year, 
was of S. John's college, Cambridge; A.M. 1736. 
For particnlan of Dorchester church and parish see Addington's Account of the 
Jiheg Church of 88. Peter and JPatd^ Dorehetter, 8yo, Parker, Oxford, 1845. 

Boger^ son of Roger Sedgwick, physician, Manchester, Lane. October 4. 

[Roger, son of Roger Sedgwick, a physician and banker, and grandson and 
great grandson of Roger Sedgwick, of Manchester, was baptised at S. Anne's 
church August 3rd 1758, and dying at Bristol 12th March 1789, aged 30, was 
buried at S. Anne's, Manchester, being succeeded by his next surviving brother, 
lieutenant-colonel John Sedgwick, of the Lancashire mUitia. J2.] 

Roger Sedgwick's name appears among the scholars present at the earlier 
anniversary festivals, but not later than 1788. His sister is mentioned among 
the beauties commemorated in the " Lancashire Bouquet" (see Wilson's MitceUa^ 
**^> P* 7°)' ^^^ ^ brothers John and James, see SeffieteTf anno 1773. 

Roger Sedgwick, banker, of Manchester, their father, died Januaiy 17th 1779. 

John, son of Lawrence Gardner, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. January is. 

Lawrence Gardner, who was educated at the school, for his name appears in the 
records of the early anniversaries, was constable of Manchester in 1767, borough- 
reeve in 1783, and one of the churchwardens in the years 1764 and 1765. 

His son John appears among the attendants of the anniversary festivals very fre- 
quently during the life of Mr. Lawson. 

For another son, Samuel, see Register , anno 1774. 

James, son of Isaac Ogden, whitesmith, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lane. is. 

Joseph, son of George Linney, dyer, Salford, Lancashire. is. 

Bichard, son of Thomas Wright, rider-out,* Manchester, Lane. is. 

Joseph, son of John Cooper, wheelwright, Manchester, Lane. is. 

William, son of Robert Norton, silk dyer, Manchester, Lane. is. 

James, son of Matthew Sharrocks, dyer, Manchester, Lane. ii. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Brownson, batcher, Manchester, Lane. ■•• 

John, son of John Bowker, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. vs. 

Thomas, son of Greorge Tinker, check tradesman, Little Green, i*. 


Samuel, son of Thomas Booth, plaisterer, Manchester, Lancashire. v*. 

Edward, son of William Brescot, gentleman, Halifax, Yorkshire. >s. 

For some monumental inscriptions relating to the £unily of Presoot of HalifJEa, 
several members of which were of the medical profession, see Watson's SdltfaXt 

pp' 3*4-5- 

* Formerly called " a bagman," and now " a commeroial traveller." 




Edward Preeoot appeftn to haye been remoTed fifom Kancheater school to Weat- 
minater in the spring of 1774, and waa thenoe elected to a studentship at Christ 
Church, Oxford, in 1778. He graduated B.A. 13th June 1782 ; M.A. 2i8t Maj 
1785. Haying been presented bj the college to the vicarage of Long Preston, 
near Leeds in 1789, he married in the next year Miss Cooke, of Calico ball, 
near Halifax, and probably succeeded to that estate in her right, as in the notice 
of his death 16th February 1809, in his 49th year, he is styled " of Calico hall." 
He is described by an old parishioner, who remembers him yeiy well, as " a fresh, 
upstanding man, carrying his head well, plain spoken, and open hearted. He was 
* dead agin the Methodists,' who at that time were tiying to settle in the parish. 
He was not a cleyer man as a Parson — it didn't seem his line : but he was a 
sober good liyer, and liked his joke." 
He is said to haye headed a procession which went round the parish, carrying an 
effigy of Tom Paine, and singing in full chorus : 

Tom Paine is a traitor, deny it who <iar, 
Then may we see his head on a strong table bar 
So down with Tom Paine, 
Either hang him, or bum him, 
And Gk>d saye the King. 
[My old friend, Mr. William Meadowcroft, of Butterworth hall, near Milnrow, 
who died at the age of 86 about a year ago, told me as long since as the year 
1832, that when Tom Paine was burnt in effigy at Rochdale, Milnrow and else- 
where, during the French war, the people had a song, of which Mr. Meadowcroft 
repeated several verses, one of which seemed to be the refrain, and waa aa follows : 
Tom Paine is a rebel, deny it who dare. 
May we all see him swing on a strong iron bar ; 
So never refrain. 
But down with Tom Pain^, 
Both hang him, and bum him. 
And to Old Nick return him. 

But Gk>d save the Church, 
And Hurrah for the King ! 
This seems to have been a popular song of the day, and the author does not appear 
to be known, unless Mr. Prescot may claim the not very enviable distinction. £.] 
There is no monument or notice of his death in the church or register ; but priestly 
eccentricities are long remembeiedL 

jan^tB. Croxton, son of George Johnson^ geutleman, Manchester^ Lane. 

Of S. John's college, Cambridge; LL.B. 1786. He became rector of Wilmslow, 
Cheshire, in 1787, on the presentation of Gteorge Johnson, esq., and was elected 
fellow of the Collegiate church, Mandiester, on 12th December 1809. Croxton 
Johnson very frequently attended the anniversary meetings of the old scholars, 
and was appointed steward in 1793, his colleague being colonel Thomas Parker. 
He married at Liverpool, 17th March 1788, Miss Peters, only daughter of Ralph 



Fetera, esq., of Piatt bridge, bairister-at-Iaw, and deputy-recorder of Lireipool. 
He died 3otli January 1 8 14, aged 5 3, and is buried at Wilmslow. There is a slab 
before the altar bearing his name. She is immortalized in the ''Lancashire 
Bouquet" (see Wilson's MueeUameSf p. 62,) as " the Sweetbriar : the emblem of 
beauty and sweet repartee." 
In Byrom's iZMiosM, toI. i. pt. i. p. 60, there is a note which states Croxton 
Johnson to haye been the son of the Bev. William Johnson, M.A., yicar of 
WhaUey. [In that note for wn read kituman. S,"] In the MegUter his father 
is accurately described aa " gentleman ;" and he resided at Timperley hall, near 
Altrincham, Cheshire. His daughter, Clara, married 5th Hoyember 1826, 
Thomas Parr, esq., of Grappenhall Heyee, near Warrington, and died aSth August 
1827, after giving birth to a daughter. 

William, son of Bichard Carter, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. jamii^y is. 

Thomas, son of the late Lawrence Wilkinson, fastian shearer, is. 

Manchester, Lancashire. 

James, son of Thomas Norris, bailiff, Manchester, Lancashire. is. 

William, son of Adam Smith, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. is. 

Thomas, son of John Collier, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. >8. 

John, son of John Seddon, crofter,* Manchester, Lancashire. <> 

Joseph, son of the late Charles Downes, clergyman, Manchester, *> 


For his father, who was fellow of the Collegiate church, see Regitter^ p. 5. \ 

Thomas, son of Thomas Hadfield, brewer, Salford, Lancashire. is. \ 

Joseph, son of Thomas Hadfield, farmer, near Manchester, Lane. is- \ 

James, son of John Harrison, shopkeeper, Manchester, Lane. >>• 

John, son of John Kershaw, ironmonger, Manchester, Lane. is. 

John, son of John Briskcow, taylor, Manchester, Lancashire. is. 

Edward, son of John Unsworth, packer, Manchester, Lancashire. >8- 

John, son of Samuel Shermadine, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. >>• 

Charles, son of Charles White, surgeon, Manchester, Lancashire. >8. 

For a notice of his &ther, and brother Thomas, see Register , pp. 164-5. 

John, son of Ralph Millner, blacksmith, Manchester, Lancashire. '*- 

Thomas, son of the Rev. Mr. Hughes, clergyman, Ruthin, Den- '*• 


The father, who was head master of Buthin Granuoar school, was emphatically 

* " Crofter," or whitster, one who whitens or bleaches calico, cotton, &c. There 
was formerly, near Strangeways hall, a public-house called the Whitster's Arms. 


styled " the Busby of North Wales," and famous in the principality as a claMioal 
scholar and strict disciplinarian. 

The son was of 8. John's college, Cambridge, A.B. 1777, when he was placed 
fourth among the senior optimes, and was the chancellor's jimior medlallist. 
A.M. 1780. 

He became tutor to their royal highnesses the ddkes of Cumberland, Cambridge^ 
and Sussex, being the third scholar of Manchester sdiool selected to fill that 
important post to members of the royal family of England. In 1 806 he was pre- 
sented to the Ticarage of Kilken in Flint, to a canoniy in 8. Paul's cathedral 
in 1807, and in 1 816 to the yicarage of Uffington in Berks. He was also one of 
the deputy derks of the closet to the king. He married Mary Anne, daughter 
of G^rge Watts, M.A., yicar of Uffington, Berks (the third vicar in suocessioa 
of this £imily, and cousin to Dr. Watts, the writer of the well-known hymns, 
in which unsoundness of religious teaching is to a certain extent neutralized by 
the feebleness of the language in which it is clothed), who survired him. He 
died 6th January 1833, aged 76, and is buried at Uffington, where there is a 
tablet to his memory and that of his wife's father and grandfather ; and at the 
end of the inscription are these words from the Book of Eodesiasticus, xlir. 10: 
*' These were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten." A 
short notice of him in the Gentleman^ 9 Magazine for 1833, records that, *'In 
Dr. Hughes the church has lost a pious and learned dirine, society an excellent 
member, and the poor a bene£Eictor. Not content with a large expenditure, 
and the relief of individual distress in his lifetime, he gave by his wiU very 
considerable legacies, free of duty, to a few institutions, which he selected as 
most needing, or most deserving of his assistance, viz., to the Corporation of the 
Sons of the Clergy, £1,200 ; to the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel, 
£1,000 ; to the Christian Knowledge Society, £1,000; and to the London 
Ophthalmic Infirmaiy, £300." 

Dr. Thomas Hughes was an intimate friend of sir Walter Scott, Southey, and most 
of the eminent literaiy men of his day, but I am not aware that he ever published 
anything. Holding the appointment of tutor to members of the royal £smily, 
he was thrown much into society with the higher ranks of life, and the following 
words of advice to a nephew, reported to me on good authority, are re- 
markable : 

*' You know," he said, " that I have seen a great deal of the upper world in my 
time, and you will probably come in contact with many noblemen, and the like. 
You will find it very pleasant, and they will be very affinble and courteous, and 
wiU seem to put you on the same level with them. Take the good of it, bat do 
not act as if you were on their level ; for there is not one of them that thinks in 
his heart that you are of the same species with himsdC" 

He was father of John Hughes of Oriel college, Oxford, M.A. 18 15, who obtained 
the prize for Latin verse in 181 1, and a second class in Lit. Hum. 18 12, and 
grandfather of Thomas Hughes, of Oriel, B.A. 1845, author of Tom Brown*9 
School DaySf &c., and elected M.P. for Lambeth in 1865. 



Thomas Mort^ son of Thomas Froggatt, esq.^ Manchester^ Lane. January is. 

This scholar became, thxx>ugh the Morts, who purchased the estate from the 
Andertons of Lostock, in the reign of queen Elizabeth, the owner of Dam 
house, an ancient mansion, partly brick and partly half-timbered, with the ad- 
jacent manor of Astley. He married Mary, only daughter of James and Eliza- 
beth Wilde, and sister of his schoolfellow James Wilde (see Register, p. i6a). 
His name appears only once in the records of the anniversary meetings, yiz., in 

The chapel of S. Stephen at AsUey, originally founded by Adam Mort, of Dam 
house, in the early part of the seventeenth century, was rebuilt and enlarged in 
1760, and the endowment augmented principally through the munificence of 
Mr. Froggatt, the father of this scholar. In 182a the parish became notorious 
for its riots on the disputed appointment of a successor to the Rev. Robert 
Barker, M.A. (see Begieter, p. 84.), when the Rev. Thomas Birkett (see Begieter, 
anno 1808) needed the protection of the military in the discharge of the duties 
of his sacred office. (See Raines's Lancashire, vol. iii. pp. 601, 3, 6, and 15.) 

Kobert^ son of Henry Fielding, tradesman^ Manchester^ Lane. is. 

Robert ffielden of Didsbury and of the Inner Temple, esq., married first, Anne, 
eldest daughter of sir John Parker Mosley, hart., and had three sons, of whom 
the youngest, Oswald, was admitted to Manchester school in 18 14: and secondly, 
Sarah, daughter of Charles White, esq., F.R.S., and sister to Dr. Thomas White 
(see Segieter, pp. 164-5). Robert ffielden, a veiy frequent attendant for many 
years at the anniversary festivals, was an active magistrate of the counties of Lan- 
caster and Chester, and, dying 6th September 1830, aged 69, was buried in Dids- 
bury churchyard. His'second wife survived him for twenty years, arriving at 
the great age of 84. 

John^ son of James Dnrden^ dealer in wool^ Rochdale, Lancashire. Febry. 6. 

In Manchester and Salford Directory of 1797, there is "John Durden, attorney, 
29, Brasenose street." 

[John, son of Mr. James Durden of Toadlane, Rochdale, woolstapler, and his wife 
Mary, daughter of Mr. John Milne of Burnedge, was baptised at the parish 
church 19th July 176a. He was great-grandson of the Rev. Abel Durden 
(whose father, Joseph Durden of Rochdale, an attorney, married Katherine, 
daughter and ultimately sole heiress of John Chadwick of Chadwick hall, gent, 
Norfolk, voL L p. 27, Coll. Arm.) who was matriculated of Magdalen college, 
Cambridge, March 28th 167 a, "xviii. annos natus, h BcholA de Manchester," 
and who graduated A.B. 1675 ; A.M. 1679. This family was descended from the 
Rev. Thomas Durden of Rochdale, derk, curate of Ashwortb, whose will b 
dated i6aa (proved at Chester), but the link connecting him with the family of 
James Dearden, esq., the lord of the manor of Rochdale, has not been discovered. 

The issue male of the Durdeus failed with this scholar, who left only daughters, 
who were living in Manchester in 18 19. JB. Za«c. MSB,, vol. ziii. pp. 165, 168.] 




Febry. 15. Thomas, son of the Rev. Mr. William Sutton, clergyman, Ruthin, 


P Of Brasenose college, Oxford, B.A. Februaxy 8th 1777. 

April 10. Charles, son of John Taylor, miner, Stanton, Derbyshire. 

XI. Edvrard and John, sons of Edward Holme, tradesman, Manchester, 

Both these names oocur frequently in the anniTorsary dinner book. The two 
brothers resided at Ardwick green ; as did three unmarried sisters who sarriTed 
them, the last of whom, Frances, died at Southport in 1853 or 1854. They 
were connected with the Holmes* of UphoUand house and the Bankes* of Win- 
Stanley. John Holme died eiroa i8ao ; and his brother Edward in 1834. 

XX. John, son of the late Jacob Radcliffe, schoolmaster, Blakely, 
July 10. Thomas, son of Joseph Myers^ wine merchant, Preston, Lane. 

He practised as a solicitor in Preston, and died there many years ago. 

10. James, son of Alexander Kershaw, gentleman. Burton, Kendal. 

[James Kershaw was the adopted, and probably natural son of Alexander Kershaw 
of Heskin hall, in the parish of Croston, a deputy-Ueutenaut for the oounty of 
Lancaster, wbose singular will, dated a4th May 1786, has been the fruitfid 
subject of litigation. This worn out rake died at Heskin hall 7th Januarj 
17 ^^> <^od 9a years, and devised yery large estates in Heskin, Maudeslej, 
Euxton, Croston, Eccleston, Ulnes-Walton, LeyUnd, &c., to his trustees for 
the benefit of a succession of illegitimate children — with a remainder oyer, in 
failure of their Intimate issue, *' to the use of James Kershaw, lately a midshipman 
on board his majesty's ship, the * Kennedy,* and educated and supported" — as 
the testator says — "at my expense, at several public schools, and afterwards 
at the Uniyersity of Oxford, and to his issue in tail male," with an ultimate 
devise to the testator's ovm right heirs for ever. All the iUegitimate children 
died issueless, and in z 8 37, "the right heirs" failed to establish their claim in 
an assize trial at Lancaster. J2. Lane, M88.y voL xiv. pp. 217, 241.] 

10. Thomas, son of John Okell, farmer, Holford, Cheshire. 

10. John, son of the late James Hilton, esq., Pennington, Lancashire. 

He went, at the age of 18, to S. Peter's college, Cambridge, and graduated A.B. 
178a ; A.M. 1785. His name does not appear in the list of honours, but ho 
was elected fellow on a6th June 1784, on the foundation of Dr. Andrew Feme, 
on the death of William Davison, A.M. 

10. John, son of the late Richard Buckley, gentleman, Stockport, 

10. John, son of William Shaw, innkeeper, Prescott, Lancashire. 


William Shaw, landlord of the Legs of Man and Royal Hotel, Freecot, died circa 
1788. He left two daughters, spinsters, well proyided for, both of whom hare 
been dead many years. The son is not remembered at Fresoot ; probably he 
died young ; otherwise he would hare gone to Oxford, as, being a natiye of Fres- 
oot, he would have a claim to a feUowship at Brasenose college. 

John, son of William Hammond, tanner, Gawsworth, Cheshire. juiy'^*io. 
Roger, son of Miles Barton, surgeon, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Au^st 9. 

He went from the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, and took the degree of B.A. 
a5th May 1780. He was instituted on 13th September 1783, on the nomination 
of his father, who had purchased the adyoweon, to the rectory of Much Hoole, a 
rectory taken out of Oroston, and made a distinct parish by act of parliament 
17, Car. I. He died suddenly at his parochial residence in the early part of 
-1799) l>^t his widow surrired him for upwards of forty years, dying at Little 
Hoole, aged 83, on 27th May 1840. His son Miles succeeded to the liying in 
1812, which he held until his death in 1848. The patronage is still in the 
Barton family. (For his brothers Henry and John, see Bsgittety p. 148.) 

Thomas, son of Richard Hodges, farmer^ Felton, Shropshire. 9 

He proceeded to Brasenose college, Oxford, with a school exhibition, in 178 1, and 
graduated B.A. 9th June 1784, and M.A. 22nd June 1790. He became incum- 
bent of Holmes Chapel, or Church Hulme, in the parish of Sandbaoh, Cheshire. 
For his brother William, see Ecgitter anno 1770 ; and for his son William, 
BegUter 1799. 

Edward, son of Thomas Chesshyre, merchant, Salford^ Lancashire. 9. 

An attorney at 16, St. Ann's square, Manchester. His name as the author of 
the grammar school song, composed by him, and sung for the first time in 1821, 
is inseparably connected with the anniyersaiy meetings of the old scholars, at 
which he was a yery regular attendant from the first meeting down to the y^ 
1822, filling the office of steward in 181 1 as colleague to Dr. Frodsham Hodson, 
the principal of Brasenose. 
This song, which now always follows the toast ** Floreat Schola Mancuniensis/' 
was inserted in the records of the meeting in 1821, and is a literary curiosity. 
It is as follows : 

You haye heard of great Manchester town, 

Once famous for smallwares and check. 

For fustians and cotton renowned ; 

Some few studied Latin and Qreek. 

There — stood an old building of stone 

As big as a country church. 

Grammar School it was called by the town, 

And fam'd for Ghwek, Latin, and birch. 

Fol de vol. 


Many lads from all parts in those days, 
Sons both of mechanics and gentry, 
Haying heard of Old Lawson's great praise^ 
In the classics there made their first entry ; 
'Mongst the rest, as a Manchester lad, 
I were sent to learn th' eight parts o' speech, 
What my caput could never contain, 
Harry Jackson whip't into my breech. 

Fol de rol. 

My propria qua marOmt then 

Item Jackson, geverut v jromm, 

Instill'd with the essence of cane, 

'Till I roared for proteetio divorum ; 

Pavi exeipe pastum I felt, 

As I pars*d erery noon in qyuB genut. 

Argument hactiUnum he dealt, 

Oh ! I fancy I feel it, hactenus.* 

Fol de roL 

Then we construed and pars'd, sobb'd and cried, 

^Qtiit temperet taUafando t) 

Latin books, which I ne'er could abide, 

Eyen Cesar so great, non amando ; 

When arriyed at the banks of the Rhine 

To build a great bridge there, O lud, sir, 

"Not a scholar could construe a line, 

And e'en Darby stUck fast in the mud, sir. 

Fol de roL 

In Terence so gay we began. 

In hopes to pass thro' it ridendo^ 

But Jackson soon spoiled all our fun. 

Our laughter to sorrow vertendo; 

8vib tegminefagi^ so cool, 

We hoped to haye left in the lurch. 

But th' grey mare, in the shape of a stool, 

I mounted nib tegmine birch. 

Fol de roL 

To teach me Ghreek lingo they thought. 
But soon I put in my irobs, sir. 
For Lawson's great wig soon found out 
I lacked out quantum tuff: wSos, yots, sir. 

* [Had he heard your haotimu, unweloomely quick 
Would haye been on your back the Jackionian stiok. C] 


With Anacraon, sure we were pleased, 
As we sipp'd of his bowls and his glasses ; 
But old Homer our heads almost erased, 
With his " Tlo\v^\6urfioto Bokia^nf" 

Fol de roL 

" Come ! a stick to that boy,*' was the call, 

From Lawson did often resound ; 

" Timor oecupat artus " of all, 

When he thunder'd, " TU whip 'e aU round." 

*Tifl true we had holidajs gay, 

The Saints* days the year all about, 

With Thursdays' and Saturdays' play, 

And Tuesday, ofttimes, with a shout. 

Fol de rol. 

Now we meet once a year with great glee, 
Oyid ne'er metamorphosM idem^ 
From restraint all alike are now free. 
The masters and scholars beside *em ; 
Then, McigitUr, tip us your maimu^ 
Without either grammar or rule : 
In bumpers of nectar hihamut^ 
The Makohestbs Fbbb Gbaxmab School. 

Fol de rol. 

Three brothers of Edward Chesshyre appear in the Eeffitter, (See Megiitor, 
annis 177 1, 1782, 1789.) An elder brother, John, bom in 1758, but whose name 
does not occur in the Begistery though most probably he was educated at the 
school, was a dbtinguished nayal officer. He was made lieutenant in 178 1, 
commander in 1794, and post captain in 1799. ^® commanded the Ployer, 
sloop of war, and captured a French privateer of 10 guns in the North sea, on 
28th October, 1798. During part of the war he was employed in the sea fen- 
dbles. He died a yice-admiral of the White at Swansea, on 27th March, 1843, 
at the adyanced age of 85. 
A yolume of Mr. Edward Chesshyre's songs was published at Manchester in 1837. 

John^ son of Henry Martin^ gentleman^ Holland^ Lancashire. au^^^ 

'* John, son of Henry Martin, of Uphollaad, gentleman, was bom June 2iBt and 
baptised July 8th, 1756." {Pcu*. Beg,) He is said to haye died some sixty 
years ago ; and no descendants are known. The property of the family is now 
held by John Fr^eoott, esq., of Balton grange, in UphoUand parish. 

Thomas, son of John Heaton, farmer, Adlington, Lancashire. 17. 

Kenrick, son of Kenrick Eyton, esq., Eyton, Denbighshire. i|. 

This family of Eyton is quite distinct finom that of Eyton in Eyton, Salop. Eenric 
Eyton, the father of this scholar, and high sheriff of Denbighshire in 1753 

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August ts 



October 8 


, "77J 
January 11 

(whose name appears among the sabscribers to Thjer's BttUer^t Memaimt, in 
1752) died nth February, 1780. fiis eldest son Kenric, the scholar here named, 
married in 1783 Miss Sarah Rowlands, and died 8.p. 19th January, 1786, when 
his only brother, Edward, who was also high sheriff in 1793, sucoeeded to the 
estate. In the next generation, the estate, which is now in the posession of 
Robert Peel, esq., was sold. The only representative of this family now liTing 
is the wife of Parry Jones, esq., of the Hermitage, Whitchurch, Salop, the grand 
daughter of Edward Eyton above named. 
The pedigree of the family, like other Welsh pedigrees, is of marvellous length, 
reaching back, I am assured, to the year 88 before the birth of Christ I 

Samuel^ son of the late John Hawcourt^ merchant, Manchester, 

Robert, son of Richard Milne, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

An attorney, residing at 26, Bank top, and whose office was in Blue Boar court. 
(See ManeheHer and Salford Directory, 1797.) He died in 18 13, aged 51 years. 

^l. Edward^ son of William Ridgway^ calenderman, Manchester, Lane. 

His name occurs among the old scholars present at the anniversaiy of 1787. 

John^ son of the Rev. Mr. John Chisenhale^ clergyman. West 

Honghton^ Lancashire. 
William^ son of Daniel Whitaker^ tradesman^ Manchester, Lane. 

The names of the father and son appear as present at the earlier anniversaries. 
Daniel Whittaker resided in King street. 

Richard, son of Thomas Marriott, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

Tbomas Marriott was constable of Manchester in 1773, and boroughreeve in 1775. 
The son is described in the MancheHer and Salford Direeiory of 1797 as a fus- 
tian manufacturer, Bridgewater Arms yard, and living at 26, Dale street. 

Richard son of Walter Wilson, ironmonger, Manchester, Lane. 

Probably the head of the firm Richard Wilson and Co., merchants, 6, Chancery 
lane, who lived in King street. He was one of the constables of Manchester 
in 1 801, an occasional attendant at the anniversary meetings of the old scho- 
lars, and steward in 1802 with the Rev. John GhitUff as his colleague. He 
was one of the seven original members of the Kews Room and Bilfiard Club 
in Mosley street, established on the nth December, 1795, of which there ap- 
peared a most interesting lustoty, giving its origin, success, and fiUl, in the 
Mauohetier Owurdian of 4th January, 1851. He purchased the Bradley estate 
in the township of Appleton, Cheshire, from sir J. G-. Egerton, hart., and sold 
the same to his brother-in-law, Wm. Fox, esq., of Statham. (See Ssffitisr, p. 90.) 

Walter Wilson, the father, was one of the churchwardens of }Canohester in 1760. 

Henry, son of Samuel Wright, attorney, Knutsford, Cheshire. 

The sixth son of Samuel Wright, and born 19th August, 176a. He settled in 



London, and praotised there as an aftornej ; and died, unmarried, at Dieppe, in 


'William^ son of the late John Wilson^ tradesman, Manchester, January n. 

Daniel, son of John Seddon, farmer, Pendleton, Lancashire. i^ 

Brother to Thomas Seddon, for whom see SegUier, pp. 114-116. He entered 
the army, serving for many years with the 22nd light dragoons, and attained 
the rank of lieutenant-general, haying highly distinguished himself in Lidis, 
Russia and Egypt, and during the Lrish Rebellion. Whilst in India, he was im- 
prisoned for 1 3 months in the dungeon of Ohittledroog, by Tippoo Sultan, and one 
of the few who surriyed. He receiyed the thanks of the county of Antrim fov his 
seryioes during the rebellion in Ireland ; and for his gallant defence of the town 
of Antrim, which he sayed from the fury of a large body of rebels, the inhabitants 
presented him with a large silyer salyer. With the aid of only 26 dragoons, he 
attacked and routed a body of 500 rebels, and escaped death with only two of 
his soldiers. He was afterwards appointed inspecting field officer in the Northern 
district, and had the rank of major-general conferred upon him for going to the 
Peninsula, and training the Portuguese troops. (See Manehesier Historieai 
Sseorder, edit, of 1862, p. 125.) 

He married Dorothea, eldest daughter of sir John Eden, bart., M.P. of Windle- 
stone, county Durham, and widow of Henry Methold, esq., of Worthing, Sussex, 
and died at Paris, on i8th BCay, 1839, aged 78, s.p. His wife predeceased him, 
at the age of 61, at Durham, in June, 1830. 

Nicholas, son of Thomas Orimshaw, attorney, Preston, Lancashire. iz. 

Thomas Grimshaw, for many years senior alderman and fiither of the Preston 
Ck»poration, and formerly an eminent attorney there, died at Preston in 1787. 

His son Nicholas became a member of the same corporation, was seyen times elected 
mayor, and the only instance on record of the same person haying filled the office 
of guild mayor on two occasions. In 1802 and in 1822, when those ancient and 
splendid festiyals, known as the Preston Gkiild Merchant, were held, Nicholas 
Ghimshaw seryed the office of mayor, and on the latter occasion receiyed an 
address not only from his fellow-townsmen, but from the nobUity and gentry 
who attended the festiyities, thanking him for '* the zeal, assiduity, judgment, 
good taste, and courtesy which marked his conduct*' during the two weeks' 
celebration. His wife was unable to be present, owing to a terrible aflliction 
which befell the family a few months preyiously : two of her sons, youths of the 
age of 19 and 17, haying been drowned in the Bibble, when on an excursion in 
a sailing boat ; and the duties of the mayoress were discharged by another lady. 

Nicholas G-rimshaw's signature appears to the resolutions passed at the meeting 
in 1 78 1, sir Thomas Egorton, bart., in the chair, for the establishment of the 
anniyersary festiyals, but he does not appear to haye been present on any subse- 
quent occasion. 


His portrait, engrayed by ScriTen from a painting by Lonsdale, is in the old sdiooL 
(See Wiloockson's AuihenUe Secords of ike Gmld Merehcmi of PnHo» m tit 
Year iSai; Raines's Laneoihire^ toI. iy. pp. 34S-354; and Wilson's 2iiieel- 
lanies, pp. 58-61.) 


January 1%. Samucl^ 8011 of tho late John Bower, hatter, Manchester^ Lane. 

This name oooors frequently in the records of the earlier anniyersaries. 

i&. Samuel^ son of the late Samuel Bennison, innkeeper, Eccles, Lane. 

II. John, son of John Presoott, woolstapler, Halifax, Yorkshire, 

I}- James, son of Samuel Brierley, crcffter, Pendleton, Lancashire, 

n. George, son of William Harper, mercer, Macclesfield, Cheshire. 

G(eorge Harper proceeded to Brasenose collie, Oxford, and took the degree of 
B.A. loth October 178a; M.A. 25th May 1785; B.D. 7th May 1801 ; D.D. 
13th May 1 80 1. He was elected fellow, and for some time engaged in the tuition 
of the college ; and on the death of Dr. Thomas Braithweite in 1801 (for whom 
see Megister^ p. 60) was presented to the rectory of Stepney, Middlesex. He 
manied in 1801 Elizabeth, second daughter of the Bey. Samnel Heathoote, 
rector of Walton, near Liyerpool ; and died at his rectory at Stepney 26th May 
1 8 15, aged 54. In Stepney church there is a monument to his memory, erected 
by the parishioners, '* to record their yeneration for his liying worth, and to 
extend beyond his death the influence of his example ;'* with the following in- 
scription : 

Sacred to the Memory 

of the Key. G^rge Harper, D.D. Rector of this Parish. 

In him the exercise of his Sacred functions appeared to be 

Not so much the discharge of a necessary duty, as the indulgence of a ruling passion. 

His paternal Solicitude for the best interests of those committed to his care 

Was seen in the pious and unwearied zeal with which he deyotod himself 

To the great objects of the national system of Education. 

The sound and yarious learning with which his mind was stored 

He uniformly dedicated to the service of Religion and Virtue. 

His attachment to the Church of England was conscientious and ardent, 

but tempered with the most attractive mildness and liberality. 

His life was rendered precious to all who knew him, by the social kindness and 

Tenderness of his heart, by the generous frankness of his nature, 

And, especially, by that truly Christian spirit 

Which prepared him, on all occasions, either for action or enduranoe. 

He closed his labours on the 26**' day of May, loocoxy. 
in the 55*^ year of his Age, and the 15*^ of his Ministry of this Parish. 

Dr. George Harper frequently attended the anniyersary festivals of the old scholars. 

Ti. Thomas, son of William Newton, stationer, Manchester, Lane. 

? Of Christ's college, Cambridge. A.B. 1785; A.M. 1788. 


The following extract is firom the admiasion book of Christ's college, Cambridge : 
**Maj 31, 1783. Thomas Newton, Gulielmi Alius, Lancastriensis, Uteris in- 
structus in ScholA de Clitheroe sub. Mag™ Wilson, Ozonium primum deinde 
Cantabrigiam (uberioiis profeotus ergo) salutayit, et anno letatis ao. ' Pensio- 
narins minor admissus est sub mag^ Parkinson et Seale." Probably he changed 
Manchester school for Clitheroe. 

The signature of ** T. Newton" appears in the anniversaiy dinner book in 1786, and 
of *'Tho" Newton, A.M./' in 181 1 ; both written eridentlj by the same hand. 

In the Clerical Directory of 18 17 we find one Thomas Newton, incumbent curate 
of Hushwaite and Coxwold, &c., in the oounty of York. 

William, son of the late John Henshaw^ weaver, Manchester, Lane, jant^^d 

Joseph, son of John Barker, smallware-man, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

John, son of the late John Greenwood, painter, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

Bobert, son of Thomas Smith, fnstian tradesman, Mossley Com- 16. 

mon, Lancashire. 

Richard, son of Richard Jennoway, wine merchant, Manchester, 16. 


John, son of Roger Sedgwick, physician, Manchester, Lancashire. i^- 

John and James Sedgwick, silk and cotton manufacturers, 5, Back square. {Maw- 
eketter and Salford Directory y 1797). Both brothers were frequent attendants at 
the anniversaries, and in 1794 John Sedgwick and John Thyer were the stewards. 

James, son of Roger Sedgwick, physician, Manchester, Lane. 16. 

William, son of Richard Jennoway, wine merchant, Manchester, 16. 

William, son of Richard Radford, button -maker, Manchester, 16. 

Lancashire. ^ 
Joseph, son of Robert Blacklock, cotton printer, Strangeways, near 16. 

Manchester, Lancashire. 
Peter, son of the Rev. Mr. Halstead, Lymme, Cheshire. >6. 

Brother to Domyille Halstead (afterwards Poole), for whom see Begitter anno 1770. 

Peter Halstead, bom at I^jmme a8th October, and baptised 35th Norember 1763, 
took holj* orders, and became rector of Ghrappenhall, Cheshire, on the presenta- 
tion of Domyille Poole, esq., 2and September 1788, by the resignation of the 
Ber. Qeorge Heron, M.A. He married in 1801 Elizabeth Matilda, natural 
daughter of John Legh, of Booths, esq., and dying at Qrappenhall, was buried 
there 17th Deoember 1808. In the records of the earlier anniyersaries his name 
is frequently found. 

His fitther, the proprietor of Dane bank, in the parish of Lymme, was of Trinity 
hall, Cambridge, LL.B. 1749. 


January i6. Qeorge, 8011 of Andrew Morewood, distiller^ Salford^ Lancashire. 

George Morewood (brother of John, see Beffitier, p. 109, of Andrew, see p. 

148, and of Thomas, see p. 168), partner in the firm of Morewoods and Co., 

merchants and manufEusturers, 26, Biroh street, resided at 15, Lerer's row ; see 

Manehesier and Salford JHreetoiy, 1799* 
The names of George and John Morewood appear in 1787 as present at the anni- 

rersary dinner. 

Id John^ son of the late James Ogden^ saddler^ Oldham, Lancashire. 
16. Roger, son of John Fildes, farmer, Broughton, near Manchester, 

IS. John, son of the late Joseph Whitaker, tradesman, Doncaster, 

IS. Robert, son of Peter Marsh, smallware-man, Manchester, Lane. 
18. John, son of Peter Cheetham, weaver, Manchester, Lancashire. 
18. James, son of Richard Tongue, calenderer, Manchester, Lane. 
18. John, son of John Drinkwater, surgeon, Salford, Lancashire. 

Brother to Thomas Drinkwater. (See Begiater anno 1774.) At the age of 16, John 
Drinkwater received a commission in the 72nd«regiment, or Manchester rojal 
Tolunteers, and proceeded with that regiment to Gibraltar, remaining there 
throughout that long and remarkable siege. On the return home of the regiment 
in 1783, the colours under which it had so nobly and successfully fought, were 
deposited in the Collegiate church, and thence removed to Chetham's hospitaL 
He was afterwards military Secretary to generals O'Hara, D. Dundas, and sir 
Charles Stuart, commanders in chief at Toulon and Corsica. When general 
sir G. Elliot, was appointed viceroy of Corsica, captain Drinkwater became 
secretary to the military department. He was present at the battle of S. Vincent, 
and published an account of it. He was chairman of the commission on military 
inquiry, appointed by parliament in 18 — j which office he held till he was nomi- 
nated comptroller of army accounts in 1 8 1 1 . When the latter office was abolished 
in 1835, this meritorious officer and able public servant, retired into private life 
at Thorncroft, near Leatherhead, where he died in 1844. He married 6th June, 
1799, Eleanor, daughter of the late Charles Congalton, of Congalton, East Lothian, 
and sister to G. Bethune, esq., of Balfour, Fifeshire, to whose estate she succeeded 
in 1836, when colonel Drinkwater took the name of Bethune. By her he had 
seven children. Of his three sons, John, a banister, and member of council at 
Calcutta, died there in 18 — j Charles, an admiral in the royal navy, now living 
(1866) is the owner of Balfour; and Edward, who was in the civil service, 
died young. 

A photograph of colonel Drinkwater, taken from an oil painting (a replica of a 
picture originally painted for the ganrison library, at Gibraltar, of which he was 
the founder, and which has grown into a most useful institution, much appre- 


oiated by the garriBon and residents) in the possession of admiral fietbnne, and 
giren to me by that gentleman, to whom I am also indebted for many of the 
preceding particolars of his father's life, hangs on the wall of the school. There 
alao may be seen a large engraying, (formerly the property of my father, and given 
to him by colonel Drinkwater) from a painting by Copley, illustratiye of the siege 
and relief of Gibraltar, with portraits of the principal officers, among whom appears 
colonel Drinkwater. This wondrous painting, the work of the father of the late 
lord Lyndhurst, is more remarkable as a specimen of the painter's imagination than 
as a possible description of the siege. A letter of admiral Bethune, ends with the 
following testimony to his father's distinguished professional worth : '* Although 
his son, I may say that he did not take, owing to his retiring disposition, that 
place in the public eye to which he was entitled. He was content to do his duty 
quietly, and was one among that class to which our country is much indebted.*' 
He frequently attended the anni?ersary meetings of the old scholars, and was 
steward of the dinner in 1799. Colonel Drinkwater was elected F.S.A., and was 
the first Tice-chairman of the Regent's Canal company, the act for which was 
obtained in parliament in the year 1812, and which, though unsuccessful in his 
days, has proved a better inyestment of late years. His portrait in oils, another 
copy of the original picture, hangs in the board room of the canal office. He pub* 
lished in 1830 a chart or Compendium of the Se^enfs or London Canal, thewing 
its conneeHon wUh the metropolis; and the original eetimateSy actual ooety esti- 
mated and present revenues^ &c., &c, compiled and arranged by him from official 
documents. He also published, in 4to, a History qf the late Siege of €Hbr€Uiar, 
with a description and account of that garrison from the earliest periods, a 
second edition of which was issued in 1786. 
John Drinkwater, the &ther, M.D., who lived in Salford, died a 3rd March, 1797. 

William, son of Robert Bancroft, innkeeper, Manchester, Lane. jam^^ is. 
Thomas, son of George Booth, watch-maker, Manchester, Lane. is. 

James, son of Joseph Harrop, printer, Manchester, Lancashire. 18. 

The father was educated at the school, (see Register p. 6.) and became a book- 
seller. He was the publisher of the second newspaper printed in Manchester, the 
Mereurgy which was first issued in March, 1752 ; Whitworth's GaMette (com- 
menced 22nd December, 1730,) haying ceased some little time preyiously. The 
Mercury held sole possession of the field for 30 years, with the exception of brief 
interyak when literary rivals sprung up, of short-liyed duration. Mr. Joseph 
Harrop seems to haye retired from business some time before his death, which was 
on 20th January, 1804, at the age of 76, for he is described in the Manchester and 
Balford JHrectorg of 1797, as "gentleman, and liying at i, Bury street, Salford.'* 
He served the office of boroughreeye of Salford in 1792. 

His son, James, succeeded him in the printing office, and was also Postmaster of the 
town. His shop was No. 40, and afterwards No. 26 in the Market place. He 
died at Broughton priory, near Manchester, aged 59, on 22nd February, 1823, 
" proprietor of the Manchester Mercury." There is a brief notice of him in the 


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€htUUman*9 Magazine 1823, p. 286, recording that he was *' distinguished for 
loyalty to his king, and for unshaken attachment to the constitution ; a consistent 
and upright politician." 

januiiV'i8. Robert, son of John Spear, linen draper, Manchester, Lancashire. 

In the Manchegter and Salford Directory of 1797, Robert Spear is described as 
merchant ; house 22, King street ; warehouse 6, Marsden street ; counting-house 
6, Fall MaU. 

■B* John, son of the late John Smith, putter-out, Manchester, Lane. 
18. James, son of George Booth, watch-maker, Manchester, Lane. 
'8- Thomas, son of James Wilde, timber merchant, Manchester, Lane. 

Thomas Wilde, the second son, was born 13th June, 1764, and died, a young man, 
22nd December, 1787. For his elder brother, James, see Begister^ p. 162. 

James, son of James Simister, dyer, Salford, Lancashire. 
>s. Charles, son of John Ogden, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. 

James, sou of the late John Dootson, fustian tradesman, Man- 
chester, Lancashire. 

Joshua, son of Joshua Withiugton, calenderer, Manchester, Lane. 
18. Thomas, son of Richard Milne, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. 

An attorney in Manchester. He attended the anniyersary in 1789. 

t8. Robert, son of James Green, packer, Manchester, Lancashire. 
>s- James, son of James Gatliffe, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. 

Brother to John GkUiff. (See Register^ p. 164.) 

He took holy orders, but his name does not occur amongst the graduates of either 
Oxford or Cambridge. He was nominated by the warden and fellows of the 
Collegiate church, on i8th October, 1802, to the incumbency of Didsbury chapel, 
haying been preyiously stipendiary curate to the Rey. John Darbey, M.A., in- 
cumbent of G-orton chapel, and the second master of the school. On the death 
of the latter, in 1808, James Gatliff was appointed his successor at Gorton, 
his nomination bearing date 29th October in that year. He edited Wogan's 
E98ay on the Proper Lessons appointed by the Liturgy of the Church of JSngland 
to he read on Sundays and chief Festivals throughout the year, in 4 yols. 8yo, 
which reached a third edition in 1817. At the end of the 4th Tolume is a life 
of William Wogan, by the editor. Though a long list of subscribers* names is 
giyen with the book, the expense of publication was such that he was unable to 
meet it, and, at the suit of his publisher, was imprisoned for debt. The preface 
to the first yolume was dated from G-orton, ist July, 18 17, and the conclusion 
of Wogan's life in the 4th is dated from the Fleet Prison, 29th April, 1818 ; so 
that he must haye begun to suffer incarceration between these periods. He 
returned to Gorton in 1826, and continued to reside there until his death, in 
183 1. He was buried in the chancel of Gh>rton chapel. (See Booker's ^story 
of Didsbury Chapel, pp. 190-1.) 


The father, orer whose deeoription in the Begitter the word " gentleman** has been 
more reoentlj written, waa one of the churchwardena of Manchester in 1748. 


George, son of Richard Usherwood, bricklayer, Manchester, Lane. January is. 
John Edensor, son of Michael Heathcote, esq., Hartington, Der- ^7 


John Edensor Heathoote, esq., of Longton Hall, Staffordshire, son of Michael 
Heathoote, of Buxton and Biirtingtou, who married, in 1750, Rachel Edensor, 
of Hartington, a descendant of the Edensors, or Edjnsours, of Comberford, in 
Staffordshire, was high sheriff of that ootintj in 1784, and was knighted on the 
8th March in the same year. He married Anne, the eldest daughter of sir 
Nigel Gresley, bart. (see Begitter^ p. 108), who for her elegance and beauty was 
known as " graceful Ghresley," and they passed for the handsomest couple at court 
in their early days. They had twelve children, of whom the eldest, Richard 
Edensor Heathcote, esq., succeeded his &ther at Longton Hall, and was for some 
time M.P. for Coyentry and for Stoke-upon-Trent, and married in 1808, for his 
first wife, his cousin Emma Sophia, second daughter of sir Nigel Bowyer G-reeley, 

The Hartington estate was sold to the duke of Devonshire, and Longton hall 
purchased in 1777, by sir John E. Heathcote, where he resided. The latter resi- 
dence, situate about a mile from the town of Longton, is a large and handsome 
brick and stone mansion in the style of architecture which prevailed in the reign 
of queen Anne. There is an engraving of it, and also of Apedale Hall, near 
Chesterton, in the same county (which Mr. R. E. Heathcote built on high ground, 
where the original seat of the Audley family is supposed to have been), in Ward's 
Hutory of Stoke^pon-TVetU^ 8vo, 1843, a topographical work of much merit, 
in which several notices may be seen of the families of Gbesley and Heathcote. 

Sir John Edensor Heathoote interested himself in matters connected with the 
Potteries, and held a commission in the Yeomanry Cavalry from 1794 to 1806 
obtaining the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He died at Longton hall, of apoplexy, 
a5th October 1822, and lady Heathcote in 1797. 

From the parent stock of the Heathcotes of Derbyshire, whose possessions in that 
county were large in the early part of the 15th century, are descended the families 
of sir Gilbert Heathcote, bart., of Rutlandshire, and sir William HeaUicote, bart., 
of Hampshire. 

Henry, son of James Hodgkinson, farmer, Anderton, Cheshire. Feb. r. 

He proceeded from school to Brasenose college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. 

14th October 1779; M.A. 27th June 1782. 
He was presented by lord Braybrooke, in 1797, to the rectoiy of Arborfield, Berks, 

and to the rectory of Shadingfield, in Suffolk, in 1805. He lived to the age of 

86, dying at Arborfield on 20th August 1829. 

James, son of Robert Newton, attorney, Stockport, Cheshire. ,9. 




James Antrobtu Nefwton became an atiomejr, and partner in the firm of Kewtoo 
and Winterbottom, Stockport. 

The signature of J. A. Newton appears yery frequently in the records of the earlier 
anniversaries ; and Dr. Ormerod, in his Higtary of Cheshire, often acknowledges 
the aid which he received from him in matters of local information, as agent for 
some of the landed proprietors. He was a vice-president of the ManoheBter 
Agricultural Society in 1804. He died 3rd April 1823, and is buried in the 
churchyard of the old parish church of Stockport. 

March^ }. Johii, 8011 of John Daiiitry^ button maker, Leek, Staffordshire. 

John Daintry, the only child of John Daintry of Leek, button maker (the trade of 
Leek at that time), and Catherine his wife, was baptised at the parish church 
nth February 1763. He went to one of the colleges in Cambridge [? Trinity], 
but did not proceed to any degree; neither did he enter into business. He 
resided at Ball Haye, near Leek (an estate with a good house well placed amid 
romantic scenery, for many centuries in the possession of the Davenport family, 
and which descended through his maternal uncle to the late J. Davenport 
Hulme, esq., M.D., formerly resident in 3i£anchester), and died unmarried at 
Bath on the i ith of April 1797, aged 34, whither he had gone for the benefit of 
his health. John Daintry was present at the anniversary festival of 1785. 

The father was the eldest son of the Rev. John Daintry, of Trinity college, Cam- 
bridge, LL.B. 1726, who was for twenty years vicar of Leek, and died in 1758. 
There is an amusing story of the wife of this vicar. When prince Charles Stuart, 
in 1745, advanced to Leek, he wished to take up his quarters for the night of 7th 
December at the vicarage, but the lady of the house would not, suffer him, and 
gently, though firmly, pushed him out. Such was the fright, however, which 
she, in common with others, experienced at this unwelcome invasion of the 
rough and fierce looking Highlanders, that she died from the efl^t of it on the 
15th day of the same month, aged 41. See Sleigh's HUtory qf the Ameimd 
Farish of Leek, p. 147, 8vo. 1862. 

Another son, Michael Daintry, became a banker at Macclesfield, and was suc- 
ceeded in the bank by his son, John Smith Daintry, the father of the Rev. John 
Daintry, A.M., now of North Rode, near Congleton, Cheshire. Catharine 
Daintry, a daughter of Michael Daintry, married — Cruso, esq., of Leek, 
whose son, John Cruso, esq., a magistrate of the county of Stafford, and D.L., 
resides in that town. 

S&. Samuel, son of James Birch^ surgeon^ Eccles, Lancashire. 
April 19. John^ son of John Bennett, wine merchant, Chester. 

The name of Bennett occurs frequently among the sherifiV and mayors of Chester 
city. (See Ormerod's Cheshire, vol. i. pp. 182-5, and for monumental inscrip- 
tions, vol. i. pp. 259 and 263.) One John Bennett, probably &ther of this 
scholar, was sheriff of Chester in 1770, and mayor in 1785. '*Died Sep. 6, 
18 10, aged 81, John Bennett, Esq., Alderman of Chester," Ghnt, Mttg. [His 


daughter was the wife of the Ber. Thomas Bancroft, M.A., yicar of Bolton. 
See Begitter^ pp. 103-6. 22.] 


Robert, son of Greorge Johnson^ innkeeper, Stoekport^ Cheshire. Apni 19^ 
William, son of John Clulow, baker, Macclesfield, Cheshire. May 14. 

Edward, son of John Parr, merchant, Liverpool, Lancashire. July 5 

The father of tlus scholar was mayor of Liverpool in 1773, and then resided in 
Water street, at that time a fashionable port of the borough. (See Brooke's 
lAfoerpaol 09 U toasjlrom 17 75- 1800, p. 465.) 

Wolstenholme, son of John Parr, merchant, Liverpool, Lancashire. ^ 

He was elected the Lancashire scholar of Corpus Christ! college, Oxford, on 7 th 
November 1778 ; took the degree of B.A. 30UL BCay 1782 ; M.A. 26th January 
1786 ; was admitted probationer fellow January 1789, and actual fellow in 1791. 
In the latter year he resigned his fellowship, declining to take holy orders. 

I am indebted to the present yicar of Preston (the son of the eldest brother, John 
Owen Parr, who was secretary to the committee of the company of merchants 
trading to Africa, and who died jtb August 18 19, aged 63, in consequence of 
an injury from the oyertuming of a coach,) a nephew of this scholar, for the 
following interesting particulars : 

** Wobtenholme Parr, after leaving Oxford, travelled abroad, and lived for some 
years in Venice, where he married an Italian lady, and made a valuable col- 
lection of books and pictures. In the war between Austria and France, his 
house, books, and pictures were burnt, and he was thrown into prison. He was 
a member of several learned societies in Venice and Padua ; and M. Tankerville, 
who originated a theory on the interpretation of the paintings of the great 
masters, bequeathed to him, as bis friend, the duty of publishing his papers. 
The first Napoleon made liberal offers to Wolstenholme Parr, to induce him to 
go to Paris, and there publish the work of M. Tankerville, but he declined. 
Some time after the peace in 18 15, he returned to England, and the MSS. of his 
firiend, together with an edition of the work ready for issue, were consumed by 
fire in the Caxton Press at Liverpool." 

He published in 8vo, 1795, The ttory of ike Moor of Venice, tv'antlatedjirom the 
ItaUanf with eeaayt on Shakepeare and prelinUnary oheervatione. 

He was present at the first anniversary meeting in 1782. 

William, son of John Hewitt, snrgeon, Stockport, Cheshire. 9. 

Bom 13th December 1759, '^^ ^^ V^ October 1800. His father died 3itt 
October 1788, aged 86. They are both buried in the churchyard of Stockport 
old church. For his brother John, see BegUter, anno 1776. 

George, son of the late Bev. Dr. George Cardale, Botherley, August 9- 

Oeorge Cardale, bom 9th September 1761, (the only son of George Cardale, D.D., 
of S. John's college, Cambridge, rector of Wanlip, and vicar of Bothley, Leicester* 


shirei who was the seoond son of Joseph Cardale, A.M., yicar of Hinckley, in the 
same countj, and of Bulkington, Warwickshire,) was an exhibitioner of the school 
in 17S2, to S. John's college, Cambridge, where he graduated A.B. 1785, being 
placed third among the junior optimes, and A.M. 1788. He was presented by 
lord Holland in 1790, to the rectory of Millbrook, Bedfordshire, and mairied 
on 26th May 179 1, Miss Judith Carter, of Leicester. In 1820 he suooeeded 
to the yicarage of Flitwick, in the same county, on the nomination of the duke 
of Bedford. He ia buried at Millbrook, dying ist January 1843, aged 82, and 
haying been rector of the parish for fifty-two years. It is recorded on his monu- 
ment that he was " kind and charitable to the poor, affectionate to his iamily, 
and amiable in all the relations of life.'* 


Sept %. Robert^ son of the late Jonathan Birch, tradesman^ Manchester, 


This name appears among the old scholars present at the first anniyersary meeting 
in 1782. 

Oct. i. Dudley, son of the Rev. Mr. Dudley Bockett, clergyman, York. 

He graduated at Catharine hall, Cambridge; A.B. 1780, and A.M. 1783. 

In. the QentUmafCi Magazine^ '797) ^he untimely death of this scholar is recorded 
as follows : '' Drowned, 27th July, the Bey. Dudley Beckett, jun., of York. 
Walking on the banks of the Ouse, near Middlethorpe, he fell into the riyer, and 
was drowned, haying, as is supposed, been seized with a fit, to which he had been 
long subject^ He was in his 40th year, and much respected for many excellent 

His fi&ther, who was sub-chanter of the cathedral, and curate of S. John's ohurcb, 
Micklegate, York, died there 30th September 1803, aged 77. 

January 13. Samucl, SOU of Lawrcncc Gardner, fustian man, Manchester, Lane. 

A partner in the firm of Lawrence Gardner and Sons, fustian manufisusturerB in 
Deansgate, and a frequent attendant at the anniyersary festiyals. 

«J- Robert Wagstaffe Killer, son of George Killer, hatter, Manchester, 

He was for many years one of the surgeons to the Manchester Infirmary, and 
married Jane, daughter of Holland Watson, esq., major of the Stockport loyal 
yolunteers. When he retired from practice, he went to liye at Farley, near 
Alton in Stafibrdshire, where he died 25th May 1841, aged 77, and is buried. 
It was his habit for many years to attend the poor gratuitously, prescribing for 
them and giying them medicines. 

His name is often found as present at the anniyersaries between the years 1791 
and 1812. 

There is a monument to him in the chancel of Alton church, which was placed 
there, in 1845, by his firiend, John Bill, jun., esq., of Farley hall, (for whom eee 
Beffister, anno 1806), " in token of the sincerest gratitude and yeneration,'' and in 
which it is recorded that he was '* respected by the rich, and regretted by 


the poor, to whom he was a most liberal and unwearied bene&ctor." He u 
buried in the yault of the Bill fiunilj. 

For his brother, John Egerton Killer, see MegUter^ anno 1775. 

Qeorge Killer, the &ther of these two brothers, was in partnership with John 
Parker Moelej, who was created a baronet in 1784 (see Begiater, p. 25) ; and 
their mother, through whom they were connected with the Beswicke family^ 
married, for her second husband, Robert Thyer, the Chetham librarian, for a 
notioe of whom see SegUteTf pp. 39-42. 

Qeorge Killer died, after a lingering illness, 17th December 1774. 

William, son of William Lings, com factor, Manchester, Lane. janJZi^ 13. 
Thomas, son of Thomas Blackhurst, gent., Howick, near Preston, 13. 


This scholar is probably Thomas Blackhurst, of Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 
25th May 1780. 

James, son of Robert Heath, pipe-maker, Manchester, Lancashire. 13. 

Henry Richmond, son of Henry Richmond Deas, riding master, 13 

Manchester, Lancashire. 

John, son of James Briggs, hatter, Manchester, Lancashire. 13. 

John, son of the late John Priestnall, grocer, Manchester, Lane. 13. 

John, son of John Smith, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lancashire. 13 

John, son of Richard Walker, picture frame maker, Manchester, 13. 


Thomas, son of Humphrey Owen, rector of St. Mary's, Manches- n- 

ter, Lancashire. 

Brother to John Owen (See Reigitier, p. 143.) Thomas Owen appears in the 
ManeheiUr and Salford Directory of 1797 as a cotton spinner, and residing at 
15, Ghneat Bridgewater street. His name occurs in the list of old scholars 
present at the anniyersaries of 1788 and 1789 j and he, like his brother, had 
musical talents, which he made useful on those occasions, singing songs, and 
joining in glees with lord Wilton and Mr. Edward Cheshjre. 

William, son of Samuel Birch, fustian-cutter, Manchester, Lane. 13. 

Henry, son of John Jowle, bread baker, Manchester, Lancashire. u. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Smith, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. >3. 

Samuel, son of Daniel Cockbum, shoemaker, Manchester, Lane. n- 

Doming, son of Doming Rasbotham, esq.. Birch house, near is- 
Bolton, Lancashire. 

Brother to Peter Bashotham, and bom in 1767. (See B^guter^ p. 162.) He was 
an exhibitioner of the school to Brasenose college, Oxford. B.A. 14th 
January 1788} M.A. nth October 1790. In 1788 he was nominated to one 





of Hulme's exhibitions. He "was elected chaplain November 22nd i793» and 
on the 3 1 at January 1794, fellow of the Collegiate chnreh, Mancheefer. 
[In September 1795, he was nominated to the perpetual owncy of S. Paul's in 
Manchester, on the death of the Rev. Charles Ethelstone, B.A., and probabij 
yacated it for the rectory of S. Mary's, to which he was instituted June 29th 
1798. Lame, M8S. Fatli Maneun. £.] He married, 12th October 1795, 
Sarah, third daughter of George Barton, esq., of Manchester, resided in St. John's 
street, and died i8th July, 1804. [His only son, Doming, baptised at the Col- 
legiate church January 6th 1797, dying on the 6th October 1802, was buried at 
8. Mary's. £.] He attended several of the anniversary' festivals, but was never 
selected as steward. 

The following are the verses referred to in the notice of his brother, which were 
meant for recitation by this scholar at the public speeches in 1782 ; and prefixed 
to the copy which I have is this letter to Mr. Lawson : 

"Dear Sir, — When I wrote the following verses it was my intention to have asked 
your permission that they might be spoken by my boy, at the breaking up of the 
Grammar School for the Christmas holidays. Several reasons induced me to 
change my resolution. You, sir, were to be answerable for the merit of the 
exercises produced, and my pretentions are extremely slender to the name of 
poet. Besides, they contain a line or two which I believe your modesty would 
not suffer to be repeated, but which I could not prevail upon myself to expunge. 

''In laying them before you I have no alternative but to seize an opportunity of 
expressing my gratitude for the obligations I think I have received from you and 
Mr. Darbey in the education of my sons. The reputation of your school standi 
too high in the opinion of the world for it to need the tribute of my applsuse ; 
but, sir, I have a heart extremely sensible of the favours which are conferred 
upon me, and I shall always think it my happiness to be allowed to subscribe 
myself, with the sincerest esteem, your most obedient humble servant, 

" Birch house, Famworth, Thx Attthob. 

November 25th 1782." 

— — — ^— purus et insons 

(Ut me ooUaudem) si vivo, et cams amids ; 

Causa fuit pater his : qui macro pauper Agello 

Noluit in Flavi Ludum me mittere. — Sor: 

Whilst Rome, 'midst oonquest, look'd with proud disdain 
On nations crouching to receive her chain. 
No rank in life — attend me* all ye fitir — 
Qtkve dispensation from maternal care. 

* It hath been usual for the ladies to attend the breaking-up of the school. This 
hath frequently occasioned a smile amongst gentlemen of not possibly greater learning 
than themselves. Perhaps not many of the hir sex may be benefited by the recital 
of a Latin decUunation, or a Gb*eek epigram ; but where is the sister who is not sen- 
sible of a brother's praise P where the mother whose breast does not glow with the 


Ab licton round their trophied fasoes bore, 
The oonsul listen'd to the matron's lore : 
Women were then with manlj wisdom fraught, 
And great Cornelia* not ignoblj taught. 
Thus mighty Julius, lisping at her knee, 
Aureliaf led thro' helpless infancy. 
Thus CsBsar's sister her Octavius train'd 
To guide that empire he so well maintain'd. 
To care like this if gratitude be due, 
These infant lips confess'd a mother too : 
And if, thus young, I'm order'd to this chair. 
She early sent me — no bad scholar — here. 
Strange was it deem'd that I shou'd quit my toys 
To run the gaimtlet of superior boys ; 
Shou'd fight perhaps with hundreds in a day ; 
But she was right, — and I haye made my way. 
Thus to his son, immortal RaleighJ said, 
" 'Tis better not to be, than be ill-bred." 
This was the lore the Theban cynic taught. § 
And thus great Philip || — thus iEmilius thought. 


applauses given to her son P and certainly at least as much moral instruction may be 
gleaned firom the exercises upon these occasions, part of which are commonly in Eng- 
lish, as from, the repetition of the best Italian opera, whatever stamp the fitthionable 
world may hare been pleased to impose upon such amusements. 

* Cornelia, the mother of the Qracchi, is celebrated in ancient histoiy for the 
attention which she paid to the education of her children. 

t Antiquity is loud in the praises of Aurelia, the mother of Julius Cssar, from 
whom he is said to hare received the first rudiments of his education, and the same 
commendation is given to Attia, Caesar's sister, who superintended that of her son, 
the young Octavius, afterwards Augustus Ceesar. 

X The following passage is extracted from his Bemauu, in which his advice to his 
■on (a book too little known) contains many valuable precepts : " Better were, it to 
be unborn than ill-bred ; for thereby thy posterity shall either perish or remain a 
shame to thy name and family." — SemaitUf p. 87. 

§ Crates was a cynic of Thebes, though I believe there was an Athenian philoso- 
pher of the same name. The stoty as I have somewhere read it stands thus : Crates 
a philosopher wished to be on the pinnade of the highest steeple in Athens, that he 
might cry aloud to the citizens, ** O senseless generation I how foolish are ye to heap 
np wealth and yet to neglect the education of your children for whom ye amass it." 
I have attributed this story to the Theban rather than to the Athenian philosopher^ 
as perfectly agreeing with the character of his seot. 

II It is universally known that Philip, king of ICaoedon, immediately upon the 



Thus too m J sire ; to merit nerer blind, 

No mean illiberal views debas'd his mind, 

No factious policy, no frantic zeal 

Warp*d his firm breast from what he thought mj weal ; 

Awhile he mus'd before he fix'd his choice, 

Then gave his plaudit with the public roice. 

In future times, perhaps th* historio Muse 

Shall pen the names of Jackson, Arnold, Hughes,* 

Shall tell your sons how from this source thej drew 

All Horace warbled, and all Homer knew ; 

How Gheorge the Good, with patriotic care. 

Hence chose preceptors to instruct his heir ; 

How young Emestus hence was richly fraught ; 

And George the Fourth approved what Lawson sagely taught. 

Paternal fondness in a monarch charms 

Who stands erect 'gainst half the globe in arms. 

Like some tall oak whose branches pierce the skies, 

Untaught to bow, whaterer storms may rise ; 

Or like that rock which, toVring o'er the main. 

Bids great defiance to desponding Spain, 

Where, doing honour to their native soil, 

Mancunian warriorsf share the glorious toil, 

Whilst on its foes an Elliot's lightnings hurl'd 

Strike with astonishment the western world ; 

Such George appears. Nor be her fiime unsung. 

Whose incantations hang on ev'ry tongue, 

BluBtrious Charlotte ! whose diffusive sense 

Spreads itself round in vast benevolence. 

80 the chaste moon extends her silver ray, 

Far as the influence of the god of day. 

birth of Alexander, wrote a letter (which does him the greatest honour) to Aristotle, 
desiring that he would take upon him the care of his infant's education. — For the 
particulars of Paulus iBmilius's care in the choice of his son's tutors I must refer the 
reader to Plutarch. 

* The names of gentlemen who had here the whole or at least a great part of their 
grammar school education. The two first successively sub-preceptors to the prince 
of Wales, and the last to prince Ernest Augustus, if the Cowrt Kalendar doth not 
deceive me. 

t The Manchester regiment, which was raised in the latter end of the year 1777 
and the beginning of the year 1778 (by a voluntary subscription of the gentlemen of 
that town and neighbourhood), was soon after sent to Gibraltar, where it has amply 
shared in the dangers and honours of the gallant defence of that fortress. 


Oh ! had I power, each matin shou'd be giVn 

To fling this worthiest delegate of heaVn. 

Excuse this faint attempt — oh ! had I power, 

Her Tirtaes should engross each evening hour, 

Andy in aooord with Muttleburj's* praise, 

Thro' this tall dome shou'd loud resound mj lays. 

When thb Lyceum first our founderf rear'd, 

And o'er that door was plac'd th' Athenian bird, 

His charity was to no place confin'd. 

But spread itself, expansive as the wind ; 

His love of knowledge gave a gen'ral call. 

And the good prelate op'd his arms to all. 

Lispix^d by him, here chaunts his Maker's ways 

The helpless orphan, taught to read His pvaise, 

The tale mysterious (so the doctrine seem'd) 

Of man forsaken and of man redeem'd. 

Where commerce spreads her splendid blessings round, 

The merchant, first, stood on this classic ground ; 

Here trao'd the windings of each distant shore^ 

And learnt from whence to dig the glitt'ring ore. 

See the wan cheek its native hue resumes, 

And the pale nymph in pristine beauty blooms ! 

Blest by the Ood who boasts his healing pow'rs, 

Hark ! Beading caUs her great MachaonJ ours. 

Lo ! senates meet, and firm battalions yield 

A glisf ning harvest thro' the tented field ; 

Anxious alike to save a sinking land. 

Here Egerton, there Stanleyf takes his stand ; 

Here once thoy stood in infancy intent 

On whatever Csssar wrote or mightier Tully|| meant. 

• A young gentleman, son to one of the royal nurses, educated upon this founda- 
' tion under the queen's patronage. 

t Hugh Oldham, D.D., bishop of Exeter, founded this school in the year 15 19, and 
an owl (his crest) was originally placed in the wall at the gable end of the building. 

{ Dr. Taylor, of Beading, received part of hit education at this school. His merit 
deserves every kind of applause. He was once pleased to say that his application to 
the study of physio arose from a conversation which passed under my roof, and it 
gives me great pleasure that I have this public opportunity of declaring that I am 
honoured by his friendship. 

§ Sir Thomas Egerton, bart., lieutenant-colonel commandant of the Lancashire 
volunteers, and Thomas Stanley, esq., representatives in parliament for the county of 

II ** Does any man pretend to have more good sense than Julius Cesar P Yet that 



Form'd for the bar, our Arden* pleacU the cause 

Of injured innooenoe and injur'd laws, 

Fated to be, when furrows grace his brow, 

What modest Yates was onoe, and Mansfield's now. 

Hail to the youths who trust the faithless main, 

Allur*d by honour, not seduc*d bj gain, 

Who burn in climes where spices taint the air, 

Or plough thro' ice beneath the frosen bear ! 

Such youthsf are ours. G-o, my young schoolmates, go. 

And tear your laurels from the affrighted foe ; 

With all your acts bid Clio crowd her page, 

And be the Rodneys of the ooming age. 

Far calmer scenes my serious thoughts engage ; 

Destin'd to tread on no tumultuous stage. 

Oh ! be to me the first of blessings giv'n, 

To lead your souls in ecstacy to heav'n ; 

To calm the death bed's agonizing sigh. 

And teach repentaat sinners how \o die. 

Here let me pause, and let me drop a tear 

On tuneful Byrom's and on Thyer'st bier; 

Consign'd for eyer to the silent tomb, 

No more their lines shall echo thro' this room ; 

But tho' the grave hath daim'd its debt, yet while 

Relentless time shall spare this mould'ring pile^ 

Fame, grateful fame, shall make them both her care 

And emulation tell what once they were. 

haughty conqueror we know was so subdu'd by the charms of Cicero's eloquenos 
that he was in a manner constrained to change his settled purpose and resolution, and 
to absolve a criminal whom, before that orator appeared, he was determined to con- 
demn." — Hume's Est. mor. pol. p. 147. 

* Richard Pepper Arden, esq., now solicitor-general. 

t Fiokford, Master, Whitehead, &c. 

t The first of these was the celebrated author of " My Time, O ye Muses, a Pst- 
toral," originally published in the eighth volume of the SpeokUor^ and of serenl 
other pieces, which procured him an extensire and a merited approbation ; the latter 
a gentleman of great literary abilities, the editor of Butler's Sewudns^ and of several 
tracts, which did him honour. To them (I believe Mr. Lawson will permit me to 
say) this school was frequently indebted for little essays and copies of verses. I have 
often been happy (and who that was acquainted with them was not P) in their society. 
They are gone, but whilst the pleasures of conviyial friendship and inoffensive 
hilarity, whilst sterling wit and solid learning shall be deemed of value, their repu- 
tations must survive in the memories of their friends, and of those who have beea 
gratified by the perusal of their virritings. 


Thomas^ son of Thomas Steele, potseller, Salford, Lancashire. juJl?y ij 

Eli, son of Aaron Holt^ cloth dresser, Manchester, Lancashire. gy 

WiUiam, son of John Shaw, putter-out, Manchester, Lancashire. i} 

John, son of the late Rev. Mr. Howe. n 

Joshua, son of Robert Broadhead, ironmonger, Salford, Lane. u 

Edward, son of Robert Ooddart, innkeeper, Salford, Lancashire. u 

John, son of William Basnett, esq., Sandford, Shropshire. is 

John, son of Francis Beresford, attorney-at-law, Ashbum, Derby- >j 

The BezesfordB were a yerj ancient fiunilj, and seated at Fenny Bentley, near 
Aflhbtime, in the 14th oentuiy. There are notices of the family occorring in 
Lysons' Derhj^shiref and several of their moniunents are to be seen in Bentley 

This scholar was baptised at Ashbume in 1766, his mother being heiress of Mr. 
Benjamin Reynolds. His sister Elisabeth married John Wright, esq., banker, 
of Nottingham, &ther of the present Francis Wright, esq., of Osmaston manor, 
near Derby, J.P. and high sheriff of Derbyshire in 1842. 

John Beresford was a oonyeyancer, and died unmarried, and was buried at Ash- 
bume about 30 years ago. With him the family became extinct ; his uncle, 
the Bey. William Beresford, B.D., fellow of S. John's college, Cambridge, who 
was yioar of Sunning, in Berks, haying only one son, who died unmarried, and 
two daughters, of whom Maria, the elder, married Richard Arkwright, esq., son 
of sir Bichard Arkwright, knight ; and the younger, Agnes, the late sir Henry 
Fitz-Herbert, bart., of Tissington, Derbyshire. 

William, son of John Corbett, attorney, Manchester, Lancashire. 

John, son of Isaac Cockbain, shoemaker, Manchester, Lancashire. 

John, son of John Latham, clergyman, Titherton, Cheshire. i| 

John Latham, the eldest son of the Bey. John Latham, B.A., of Oriel college, 
Oxford, 1747, perpetual curate of Siddington, Cheshire, by his wife Sarah, 
daughter of Biohard Fodmore, esq., of Sandbach, in the same county, was bom 
at Ghiwsworth, in Oheshiro, 29th December 1 761, in the house of his great uncle, 
the Bey. William Hall, then rector of that parish, and went from the school to 
Brasenose college, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. 9th February 1782 ; M.A. 
October 15th 1784; B.M. 3rd May 1786; D.M. April 3rd 1788. 

He wae originally intended for holy orders, and the circumstances which led to a 
change in his prospects, and induced him to make final choioe of the medical 
profession as the object of his life, are remarkable, and worthy of record. With 
the hope of rendering himself as useful as might be in a country parish possibly 
remote from medical aid, he attended the lectures of Dr. John Parsons, then one 
of the medical professors at Oxford, who was struck \iith his great attention and 
desire of acquiring all the information that lay within his reach. The professor, 


entering into oonvenation with him on the subjeot of his future plaiia, sftiong^y 
urged him to change his yiewe, and adopt the profession of phjaie, in the study 
of which he seemed to take so great an interest. Guided by his adTioe John 
Latham went to London, and completed his medical education under I>r. Darid 
Pitoaim at S. Bartholomew's hospitaL 

In 1784 John Latham married Mary, eldest daughter and coheiress of the Ber. 
Peter Mayer, B.A., vicar of Preetbury, Cheshire (by whom he had three aona 
and two daughters), and who died in 1841. He passed the first years of bis pro- 
fessional life at Manchester and Oxford, in both which places he was elected 
physician to the respective infirmaries. He remored to London in 1788, and m 
the next year was admitted a feUow of the Royal College of Physidaos. Within 
a few months he was elected physician to the Middlesex hospital, then to the 
Magdalen, and early in 1793 succeeded Dr. D. Pitcaim at S. Bartholomew'si, 
when he resigned his office at the Middlesex. About this time he settled in Bedford 
row, and remained there until 1 808, with the exception of a brief interval, when 
apparently worn out by the bard labour of his early medical career ho retired 
to the estate, which he had recently purchased at Bradwall, in the parish of 
Sandbach, and in bis favourite native county of Chester, as many of his friends 
expected, soon to die. Under the influence of country air and perfect rest from 
professional work and anxiety, he recovered and returned to London, when he 
removed to Harley street, and there enjoyed for twenty years, with a more 
moderate practice, a larger share of health than he had known during the days 
of his greater labour and more brilliant success. In 1795 he had been appointed 
physician extraordinary to the Prince of Wales, and in 1821 was gazetted to 
the same office when that Prince succeeded to the throne as George lY. 

He was from the first au active, and soon became an influential fellow of the 
College of Physicians. In 1792 he undertook to arrange the library, which had 
fallen into great disorder, and he accomplished the task in a manner so satis- 
factory to his coUeagues, that they unanimously voted him a donation of one 
hundred pounds. After filling various offices connected with the college between 
the years 1790 and 18 13, such as censor and lecturer, he was in the latter year 
elected President, and held this distinguished position for several years. He 
was also F.R.S. and F.L.S. 

He finally left London in 1829, returning to his estate at Bradwall, where he spent 
the remainder of his days. He died there on 20th of April 1843, ^ ^b imd 
year, having been for some years the father of the College of Physicians. 

The preceding sketch of Dr. John Latham's professional career, during which, in 
a comparatively brief space of time, he attained to the highest rank and influence 
as a physician, gives ample evidence of superior natural abilities, cultivated by 
early study, and matured by remarkable devotion to the profession which he had 
adopted. But in another and a higher point of view also, his character stands 
forth conspicuous, and claims lasting admiration. 

In the roll of the College of Physicians of London, a memoir of his life, whence 
many of the preceding facts have been selected, concludes as follows : 


" The highest yirtaes of good men are unseen bj the world while they live, and are 
kept for the solace and contemplation of their fiunilies when they die. More, 
therefore, need not be said of Dr. Latham, except that he was singularly 
temperate, when temperance was hardly yet thought to be a virtue ; he was most 
pure in life and conversation, when to have been otherwise would have provoked 
no censure ; and he was not ashamed to be religious, when religion had yet no 
recommendation or countenance from the world." 

As an author he contributed several useful papers on practical subjects to the 
Medical TransaeHow, and published the following treatises: On Eheumatum 
and Gout, 8vo, London, 1796 ; a Plan for a Charitable IneHtution to he eeta- 
hUihed on the Sea Coeui, 8vo, London, 1791 ; and a small volume entitled Facts 
and Opinione concerning Diahetee, 8vo, London, 181 1. 

Dr. Latham was buried at Sandbach, and his sons restored and filled with stained 
glass the east window of the church, as a memorial of their fiither. A metal 
plate bears the following inscription : ** In memoriam Johannis Latham D.M. 
de Bradwall et Marin Oonjugis, Farentum Optimorum, hujusce ^dis fenestram 
orientalem saxo reficiendam, pictoque vitro exomandam curavit filiorum grata 
pietas; A.D. 1844. Dxo 8OLI sit olobia. Obiit ille Aprilis die 20, a.d. 1843, 
»tat. 8Q» 82. lUa Deoembris die 7, a.d. 1841, setat. susb 86. Tivi hie Deum 
oolebant: Mortui juxta in Christo conquiescunt^'* 

His eldest son, John Latham, esq., D.C.L. and fellow of All Souls college, Oxford, 
married, 24th May 18 21, Elizabeth Anne, daughter of the hon. Mr. Justice Dampier, 
and has issue. His second son, Peter Mere Latham, esq., M.D., of Brasenose col- 
lege, Oxford, married at Budleigh, in Devon, in 1824, Diana, daughter of the 
hon. nugor-general &. A. Chetwynd Stapylton, who died 28th September 1825 
s.p.; and secondly, in 1833, Ghrace Mary, third daughter of David Chambers, 
esq., commander B.!N., and has issue. His third son, Henry Latham, esq., M.A, 
of Brasenose college, Oxford, and of Lincoln's Inn, barrister-at-law, married, 
27th July 1824, Maria, third daughter of James HaUiwell, esq., of Broomfleld, near 
Manchester, and has issue. He, like his father, changed his profession, and subse- 
quently took holy orders, and became vicar of Selmeston-with-Aloeston, in Sussex. 
Dr. John Latham's eldest daughter, Sarah, married, 2nd August 1808, George 
Ormerod, esq., D.C.L., F.R.S., Ac, of Sedbory park, Gloucestershire, the learned 
historian of Cheshire, and died in 1860^ the mother of ten children. His younger 
daughter died unmarried in 1829. 

John Latham wrote and recited at the speech day, in 1777, the following versee, 
entitled *' Schols Mancuniensis Encsnia," in which allusion is made to the new 
school then recently rebuilt, and which are inserted here not as a specimen of 
the purest Latinity or high poetical talent, but simply as the school-boy exercise 
of one who subsequently attained high distinction, and which, therefore, on that 
account, are not without interest : 

Eida tu oustos puerilis »vi, 

Artium nutrix, et arnica musis, 

O Domus, semper reverenda alumnis, 

Semper amanda, 



Jam noTO cultu rediTiva l»tam 
Ezplica frontem ; tibi plaude talem 
IntuesB prolem, meritbque partos 

Sume triumphos. 

Hio dies anno redennte festus 
Ut Bacer decurrat, et usque feliz, 
Bit^ quA pnestat pietas tuorum 

Aocipe Tota. 

Ingeni mommqae magistra, priaoam 
Nominis caati tueare £unam $ 
Omnia hone yiitus amet, hanc et omnis 

Gratia aedem. 

Htc pudor peocare timena, fideaque ig- 
nara mentiri, reyerenaque Diyilm 
Sanotitaa, et l&udia amana honeataa, 

£t deoua omne 

Adait i et Gxaue tenuis Oamenea 
Spiritua Flaocique benigna vena, 
Digna, qu» yestraa oelebret, Fatroni, 

Carmine laudea. 

Otio gaudens, patiena laborum, 
Ezcolat muaas docilia juyentua, 
Hio aunul pneoepta yidena et exem- 

plaiia yitn. 

Tuque plagoaA metuende yirgA, 
Supplicea audi pueros, Magiater, 
Ferias ludosque labore funotia 

Bito doturua. 

Ghiudii oommunia, et buno in annum 
Yiyat et plurea, numerosa oausa ; et 
Hoapitum, nunc qualia adest, O ! adsit 

Usque corona. 

In the BiograpJUeal DieHonaiy oflMng Authors (18 16) Dr. John Tjatham is oon- 
founded with Dr. Latham the ornithologist. The compiler of that book appears 
not to haye been aware that they were two persons $ and attributes, among other 
miatakee, the literary produotiona of botb to the scholar of Manchester schod. 
Dr. John Latham was present at the anniyersary festiyals of 1784 and 1785. 

Two portraits of him may be seen on the wall of the old classical ackool ; one from 
a painting by Dance ; the other, in which he appears in his official robes aa 
President of the Boyal CoUege of Physicians, engrayed by Sieyier, from a 
painting by Jackson, which now hangs in the haU of Braaenose college. *' The 



best portnit of my father ae President " sajs Dr. P. M. J^atham, ''is in my 

nepheVs possession at Bradwall Hall, Cheshire.'' For liis brother Bichard see 

anno 178 1. 


Jobn, son of Hugh Oldham, land surveyor^ Chetwood^ near Man* J» >i 
cheater^ Lancashire. 

[He was the descendant of Robert Oldham, of Ommpsall, gent., who recorded a 
pedigree of fire descents at Dugdale's yisitation of LaDcashire in the year 1665, 
and who claimed to be descended from the ancient family of which Hugh Oldham, 
D.D., bishop of Exeter and one of the founders of the schoo], was a member. 
Zafte. MS8. toI. xii JB.] 

John Manwairing^ son of John TJuiacke^ esq., Caringham, ■}. 


John Uniacke, of YoughaU, in the county Cork, esq., married Frances, eldest 
daughter of Boger Manwaring, esq., of Eerminoham or Garincham, and so 
became possessed of part of the manor. (See Ormerod's C%s«Atf», toI. iii. pp. 
45 and 46), 

His only son and heir, John Manwaring Uniacke, of Kermincham, esq., bom 6th 
January 1762, married Mary, daughter of the Bey. I>r. D. Blundell, dean of S. 
Patrick's, Dublin, and was liying at Chester in 18 17. His widow died at Chelten- 
ham, aged 73, 2nd September 1843. His eldest son and heir, John, of Great 
Bonghton, who married at Bath 3Td June 1823, Anne, daughter of the late rear- 
admiral Pierrepoint, of Farley hill, Surrey, was mayor of Chester in 1839 and 
1840. Kermincham hall is in the parish of Swettenham. 

John, son of James Wood, tobacconist, Manchester, Lancashire. ts- 

James, son of Jonathan Hibbert, tradesman, Manchester, Lane. ■}• 

[Mr. James Hibbert, thus entered as a sohoUr, was an excellent type of the old race 
of Manchester merchants, and therefore deserves something more than a brief 
notice. He was bom in Manchester in 1767, died ist May 1828, at Broughton 
New Hall, in its neighbourhood, and was interred in a vault in Saint John's church, 
where a mural monument is erected to his memory by his widow, in the west 
gallery. He commenced business in the country trade about 1788, then pursued 
by riding throughout England on horsebaok, seeking customers in every town 
and village. He gradually extended his dealings to Qtiemsey and Jersey, thence 
to Holland, Germany, &c., until shut out by Buonaparte's well«known decrees 
against British commerce. This caused Mr. Hibbert, who had formed a part- 
nership with Messrs. William Wanklyn and John Bradshaw, to commence an 
enterprising business, vid Falmouth, per packets to Lisbon, until again interfered 
with by the occupation of Lisbon by the French army. When the royal family 
of Portugal sailed for Bio de Janeiro in 1808 Mr. William Wanklyn, Mr. Hib- 
bert*s partner, sailed from Liverpool in the Enterprise, and founded the exten- 
sive and well-known branches of Hibbert, Wanklyn and Bradshaw in Bio de 
Janeiro and Buenos Ayres. 


Mr. Hibbert reBidtd antil 1817 in Saint John street, afterwards at Bank, a mansion 
bmlt by Holland Ackers on the site where Saint Philip's church and the Salford 
Dispensary now stand, afterwards at Broughton hall, succeeding the late Mr. S. 
Jones, partner of W. Jones, Loyd and Co. The warehouse in Artillery street, in 
which the business of the firm was carried on, and which is still occupied by their 
successors, was built about the year 1797 . Mr. Hibbert married Margaret, daughter 
of Mr. John Bradshaw of Water street, who suryired him many years. 

Mr. Hibbert took an active interest in the public affkirs of Mandiester, and in 
everything which affected its commerce or prosperity, and held as high a position 
in his time as perhaps was erer held by any of its leading merchants. He was a 
consistent member of the Church of England, and a tory of the good old aohool, 
and as such of isourse a member of tbe Pitt club. He was senior churchwarden 
of Manchester in 1796, boroughreeye in 1805, treasurer of the Royal Infirmaiy 
for many years, magistrate of the county, and lieutenant-colonel in the Tolunteera. 
Benevolent without ostentation, actively useful to others without n^lecdng his 
own proper duties, honourable and high-minded in his business and social rela- 
tions, the centre of an attached circle of relatives and friends, it is scaroely 
necessary to say that he was universally respected by his townsmen, amongst 
whom he was born and educated and had passed through all the gradations of 
life without the slightest wish to adopt the modem principle of turning his back 
upon the place where his prosperity had been consummated and the "old 
familiar faces*' and well-known scenes which were endeared to him by long asso- 
ciation. Since his death Manchester has seen many alterations, and its progress 
in material prosperity has been wonderful. The characteristic type of its mer- 
chants has been changed also in many respects, but it may be said, without 
any disrespect to the existing generation, that it most certainly has not been 
improved. C] 

janJZi^n. James^ son of James Holland^ innkeeper^ Salford, Lancashire. 

One James Holland, probably the &ther of this scholar, was boroughreeve of 
Salford in 1782. In the Manehetter and SaHford Direeiory of 1797, there are 
several Hollands residing in Chapel street, Salford ; and among them James 
Holland, Boyal Oak, 34, victualler and fustian manufacturer. 

13. Thomas, son of John Drinkwater, surgeon, Salford, Lancashire. 

Brother to colonel John Drinkwater. (See ItegUter^ p. 182.) He entered the 
army, and became major in the 62nd foot, and distinguished himself in the first 
campaign in S. Domingo in 1793-4. He was returning home in his Mi^esty's armed 
transport, Calcutta, when an accident caused his death, of which the following 
account is given in the Oenileman*s Magazine^ 1797, pp. 440-41 : '* Lieutenant- 
colonel Hamilton of the 8ist regiment, who was on board the same vessel, 
ordered the guns on the quarter deck to fire a few light cartridges ; after which 
major Drinkwater, who had repeatedly expressed his wish to see the effect of 
musketry from the tops, ordered a party of the 62nd regiment into them, and 
went himself to the maintop. When the firing was over, and he had seen all the 


men safe down, Bome of the ratlixifl htoke m he deBcended, and the roll of the 
ship threw him from the shzoudfl, and the sea running very high, the ship at the 
time going ten knots an hoar, he was unfortunately drowned, notwithstanding 
erery exertion to save him." 
In Trinity ohapel, Salford, there is a marble monument, bearing the following 

*' Sacred to the memory of Thomas Drinkwater, Major of his Mijesty's 6and Regi- 
ment of Foot^ who perished at sea, on his return from the West Indies, on the 
aand of April, 1797, aged 32 years. 

Thrioe had his foot Domingo*s Island prest. 

Midst horrid war, and fieroe Barbarian wiles j 
Thrioe had his blood repelled the yellow pest, 

That stalks gigantic, through the Western Isiss ; 
Returning to his native shores again 

In hopes to embrace a Father — Brother-*- Friends, 
Alas ! the faithless ratlin snaps in twain, 

He falls, and to a watery grave descends. ' 

Major Brinkwater was the second son of John Drinkwater, M.D., and Elizabeth 

Andrews his wife, who are buried in the centre aisle of this Chapel } and this 

monument was erected by his only surviving Brother, Lieutenant- Cobnel Drink* 

water, as an affectionate tribute to his memory." 

Thomas Drinkwater's name appears among the former scholars present at the 

earlier anniversaries. 
The father died whilst the son was on his way bome, X3rd March 1797. 

Robert, soa of Robert Nield, stockiogner, Leigh^ Lancashire. juw^ii. 

John^ son of Samuel Smre, checkman^ Ashton, Lancashire. 13. 

This scholar was, probably, connected with the family of Swire, of Gononley, in the 
county of York, of which a pedigree is given in Burke's Landed Q-mitry (edit, of 
1^35). For his brothers Samuel and Joseph see M^gUter^ annis 1776 and 1778 $ 
and for Roger Swire of Gononley see SsgUtery anno 1780. 

JameSj sou of James Knight, attorney-at-law^ Manchester, Lane. >i* 

James Knight, attorney, residing at i, Brasenose street. (JfoNcAeffor tund Safford 
Direei&fy, 1797.) 

Thomas, sou of John Adnutt^ Markfield^ near Leicester^ grazier. Feb. tf 

Thomas Adnutt, bom aist April 1759, was the son and grandson of John Adnutt, 
both of whom were wealthy yeomen, and buried at Markfield, where there are 
monuments to their memory in the churchyard. 

This scholar, a &vourite pupil of Mr. Lawson, proceeded to S. John's college, Gam- 
bridge, and graduated A.B. 1782, and A.M. 1787. 

After the death of his fiither, he was under the guardianship of the Bev. J. Howley 
(who though in holy orders was steward to the earl of Stamford), a neighbour 
and ftiend of his grandfather, and uncle to Dr. William Howley, the late arch- 




bishop of Canterbury. He became the patron of the advowson and lord of the 
manor of Croft, near Leicester, of which parish he was rector for thirty-eight 
years, and also an aotire magistrate of the county of Leicester. He married, 
nth November 1788, Margery Catharine, daughter of Robert and Margery 
Green, of Normanton-en-le-Heath, in the same county, and had issue one son 
and two daughters ; and died aoth January 1826, his wife suryiying him to 24lh 
December 1 840. They are both buried at Broughton Astley church, near Croft, 
of which he was also patron and lord of the manor ; and a memorial window 
has been erected to them in the chancel by their son, to whom I am indebted for 
the following letter of Mr. Charles Lawson, well worthy of preservation as an 
instance of the warm interest which that good master took in the welfare of hie 
scholars, and as recording his very decided opinion on the necessity for a 
schoolboy being thoroughly well gnx>unded in a knowledge of the Greek and 
Latin tongues before entering into residence at college. The letter is addressed 
to the Rer. Mr. Hoolcy, Steward's Hay, near Leicester, and dated Manchester, 
March 26th 1778 : 
• •* Dear Sir, — I receiv'd your former letter, and haying defer'd acknowledging it 
from time to time (not thinking an immediate answer necessary, and being much 
engaged), I was about to do it, when your's of y* 23rd inst. reached me. One 
answer therefore will suffice for both ; and in this I shall deliyer my sentiments 
plainly and without reserve. I am clearly of opinion that it will be for Adnutt*8 
advantage to stay longer at school than Michaelmas next. I should not adrise 
his going to reside at pollege before Mich* twelvemonth ; he may be entered next 
year about this time by my letter only, and continue at school till Oct' following, 
at which time I think he will be well qualified for college, and capable of 
appearing there to advantage. I say to advantage j for I would by no means 
have a lad of parts content himself with barely passing muster, and getting his 
degrees ; but would have him aim at distinguishing himself in y* literary world. 
In order to this it is necessary he shou'd go a good classic, and be a master of y* 
Greek and Latin languages. A defect in this fundamental part is seldom supplied 
at college, especially at Cambridge, where y* course of their studies is generally 
turn'd into a very different stream. Adnutt will not be so good a Grecian as I 
could wish him to be if he goes before y* time I mention. I do not remember 
saying, when I wrote last to you upon this subject, that Mich' next would be a 
proper time for his going to college : if I mistake not I said it was y* soonest it 
must be thought of, or words to that effect. I doubt not but he might procure 
entrance then, and might get his degrees ; but I would not have him make that 
his only object, as he has a capacity for greater things. I am eertam it will be 
most for his advantage to take y* method I advise ; and if he was my own son I 
should innit upon his doing it. I have a nephew of mine in y* same class w*^ 
him, who b not inferior to him in scholarship ; and I shall not think of entering 
him at college before next spring, and perhaps it will be the spring aft«r that 
first. I must confess to you that I find it no easy matter to keep my young men 


at school so long as I could wish to do for their own sakes. The injudicious 
piurtiality of parants too frequently concurs w*^ their own impatience of restraint 
to remore them to college before I think them tuffieiewUy quaUfled. In this 
case I can only adrise, and they themselves muH be atuwerahle for f^ eotue- 
quenceM if any dUagreeMe ones arite. I beg you wou'd acquaint Mr. Adnutt*s 
friends w^ my sentiments, and let them know that if he takes my adyioe I will 
do what lies in my power to promote his interest at college. — I am, sir, y' 
most obed^ humble serv* Cha: Lawboh." 

That Thomas Adnutt was a fair Latin scholar before he left school is amply proved 
by the following epigram, which he wrote on the subject '*Quid sequar, aut 
quem P" 

Disceptant medici ; panem negat alter edendum ; 
FontansD potus improbat alter aqusB : 

Vesci came nocet ; liquor est lac crudus ; olusque 
Acrius est stomacho $ vina venena mera. 

Salyete, O medici ! quanta est sapientia Tobis ! 
Viyere sola yia est interiisse fame. 
The rector of Cadeby giyes me the following anecdotes which amusingly supple- 
ment the bishop of Chichester's Mmmniteentei of Charles Lawson (see IStegirier, 
pp. 124-5). 
Thomas Adnutt had exceeded his holidays by a few days. Mr. Lawson inquired : 
^* Blockhead, why did he not come to the time?" The answer was, " My father 
died." '' Blockhead, he could not help that : don't do so again, blockhead." On 
a subsequent occasion, another near relatiye died, just at the end of the yacation^ 
and the high master replied to the reason assigned, '' Blockhead, he is always 
haying fathers or something die," and inflicted a punishment as a mark of his 
displeasure, which made, as we can easily imagine in the time of trouble, a 
painful impression, not easily removed in after years. It was thoughtless, and 
seemed yeiy unfeeling. 
His son, the Bey. Robert Thomas Adnutt, bom 3rd January 1802, of Emanuel 
college, Cambridge, A.B. 1825, A.M. 1828, was instituted, on his own petition, 
to the rectory of Croft in 1826, and is a magistrate of the county, and unmarried. 
He holds also the rectory of Cadeby, near Hinckley, in the patronage of sir 
Alexander Dixie, hart. The eldest daughter, Mary Catharine, married the Bey. 
Heniy Wright, of Mottram-S. -Andrew, near Macclesfield (see Register^ p. 144), 
and is living. The second, Bella Anna, married sir Willoughby Wolstan Dixie, 
seventh baronet, of Bosworth park, near Hinckley, and died 28th December 
1820, aged 28, leaving issue sir W. W. Dixie, eighth baronet, who died in 1850. 

Bichard^ son of John Ellis^ clergyman^ Bangor^ North Wales. Feb. %%. 

Alexander^ son of Miles Barton^ surgeon^ Ormskirk^ Lancashire. Mareh 9. 

Brother to Henry and John Barton (see Segisier, p. 148), and to Bogcr Barton 
(p. 175). The lather of these scholars was grandfather to the wife of the Bev. Cecil 
Wray, M.A., incumbent of S. Martin's chiuvh, Liverpool, the eldest son of the 



Ber. 0. D. Wray* M.A., sexiior oanon of Msnohester eathednl, nizal deaUt vmA 
reotor of Bunoton-with-Holme, Norfolk, whose death oooorred whikt these 
were paming through ihe yress, at the age of 8S, and of whose useful and 
spected life a brief but interesting memoir appesored in the Manu^eder Ckmrier- 
of Apnl aSth. 

uk^* 9. Edward, son of Robert Wilson, haberdasher, Preston, Lancashire. 
April 7. Robert, son of Robert Salisbury, esq., Cotton hall, Denbighshire. 

Cotton hall, now used merely as a farm house, was an old mansion of the 
Salusbury famity near Denbigh. 

Bobert Salusbuiy, father of these scholars, who resided there in 1774, represented 
a younger branoh of the ancient and knighUj house of Saluabury of Lleweny. 
The elder branch became extinct in the male line, and is now represented bj 
lord Combermere, whose ancestor, rir Bobert Cotton, hart., of Combermere, in 
the county of Chester, married Hester, sister and heiress of the last baronet, 
sir John Salusbury, who died towards the end of the serenteenth century. 
Bobert Salusbury had five sons, oi whom Bobert and John were the eldest and 

Bobert succeeded his fitther in 1776, and married in 17S0 Catherine, daughter and 
heiress of Charles Varme, esq., of Llanwem, in Monmouthshire. He was M.P. 
lor the county in 17 — , and was created a baronet 4th May 1795. They had 
issue three sons and three dau^ters. He died 17th NoTcmber 18 17, his widow 
surviTing him till aist July 1836, and was succeeded in his title and estates by 
his eldest son, sir Thomas Bobert, who died s.p. in 1835. His second son, the 
Bey. sir Charles John Salusbury, of Llanwem, is the present baronet. 

In Burke's Peerage and Baronetage there is a long and interesting notice of this 
distingtushed fiamily, one of whom was implicated in the Babington plot (the 
object of which was to murder queen Elixabeth, and to place on the throne Mary 
queen of Soots), and was executed. 

7. John, son of Robert Salisbury, esq.. Cotton hall, Denbighshire. 

John, the second son, died immarried. 

II. John and Thomas, sons of Richard Upton, gent., Ardwick, Man- 
chester, Lancashire. 

John Everard Upton entered Brasenose college, Oxford, with an exhibition from, the 
school in 1783. He was nominated to one of Hulme's exhibitions in 1787, and 
graduated B.A. loth October 1786 ; MJL. loth June 1789. For the short 
space of six weeks previously to his death, which was caused by a fall from his 
horse in 1794, he was chaplain of the Collegiate church. The Ber. John Gbtliif 
succeeded him. John £. Upton wais a regular attendant at the anniTersary 

[An ode on the blessings which have resulted from the introduction of Christianity, 
written by the Bey. Thomas Bancroft, M.A., was recited by J. £. Upton on the 


school anoiyenary in 1782. The motto of the poem is " Ibant obacuri solA Bub 
noete per mnbram/' and there are ten TersoB in the following metre : 

Forbear I je bloody prieste, forbear 

With groans of death to wound the air ; 

Hark ! how the peace predicting song 

Is channted by an Angel's tongue, 

That kindlier laws the world shall bind, 

That God descending from above 

BenewB the broken chain of love, 
That chain which earth and heaVn in golden union join*d. 

He comes ! attend the Teacher's lore ! 
The glowing bosom owns his pow'r ; 
*Tis He ! a God, a God appears, 
Who doubts, dispels and soothes all fears ; 

Who giyes to hope an eagle*s wing * 

To soar beyond this earthly dime, 
Beyond the narrow bounds of time. 
Where goodness ever dwells with heaVn's eternal King. 

JB. Lane, MSS."] 

William, sou of Thomas Sampson^ cotton merchant, Manchester, April ix. 

Joshua J. Oervas and Stephen, sons of Joshua Powell, clergyman, »i- 

Bosthem, Cheshire. 

Joshua Powell was of Christ church, Oxford. B.A. 13th July 1782 ; M.A. a5th 
Hay 1785. He was instituted to the vicarage of Middlewich, Cheshire, on the 
3rd of August 1787, on the nomination of Mrs. Jane Wood (grandmother to the 
late archdeacon of Chester, who was also Ticar of Middlewich), where he died in 
Februai7 1797. 
His brother Gervas graduated at S. John's College, Cambridge, A3. 1782. 
Gkrras PoweU was present at the first anniyersary meeting of the old scholars, in 

178a, and his brother Joshua at that of the year following. 
[One of the Powells wrote some Latin Terses on liberty, which do not appear to 
have obtained much favour, and were not recited. It may be said of these lines, 
in the words of Churchill, himself a real poet, that the new Latin was — 
Not such as was in Greece and Latium known. 
But of a modem cut and all his own ; 
Thoughts all so duU, so pliant in their growth. 
They're yerse, they're prose, they're neither, and they're both I i{.] 

John Haddon Hindley^ son of Charles Hindley, doth mercer^ Jme. s?- 
Manchester^ Lancashire. 

[John Haddon Hindley, son of Charles Hindley and Ellen his wife, was baptised at 


the Collagiftte ohurch, Manchester, Oetober i8th i765,of Brasenofe college, Oxford, 
6.A. January 14th 17S8 ; M.A. October nth 1790; and elected chaplain of the 
Collegiate church October 2nd 179a, in which year he was i^pointed librarian of 
Chetbam's library. He was the maternal grandson of the Rev. John Haddon, 
M.A.| rector of Warrington, the friend of Dr. Byrom, and who is frequently 
mentioned in Byrom's Bemains. He was also the nephew of the Rer. Giles 
Haddon, D.D., the excellent yicar of Leeds. Mr. Hindley's attainments were 
yaried, and his learning extensiye and exact, but he was a reseryed and crotchetty 
man, and called in Manchester, from his complaining and querulous ten^ter, 
'< The Book of Lamentations.**. 

In 17S3 Mr. Hindley recited the Latin prize poem on the school anniyersary, 
Miltoni Faradisi Amissi Liber y. yerse 152, beginning — 
Te, diyine Parens, declarant omnia circum, 
Te, Pater omnipotens, rerum pulcherrimus ordo 
, Indicat Auctorem summum 

And ending — 

— ^ Huic omnes, una date munera laudum, 
Quo dicente, noyis terris Lux alma rcfulsit. 

JSL Lane, MSS.^ 

In the year 1785 he proceeded from the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, as an 
exhibitioner, and was nominated to one of Hulme's exhibitions in 1788. 

He was for some years librarian of Chetham's hospital, and published Pernam 
LyrioM, or Scattered PoenUy firom Hc^fUf with paraphraeee in Veree and Proee; 
a catalogue of the Oazele, as arranged in a MS, of the works of HqfU in the 
Chetham JAbrary; Manchester, 4to, 1800: Pendeh^- Attar ; the Countde of 
Attar f edited from a Persian manuscript, London, fc 8yo, 1809, and i2mo, 
1 8 14. 

His poetical abilities were of a high order, and some specimens of his early poems haye 
been preseryed, together with those of his talented schoolfellow and friend, John 
Houghton, for whom see Register^ anno 1778. [Some of them are collected in 
the Lane, M8S, R."] He was a regular attendant at the anniyersary meetingB 
of the old scholars, but hiB name does not occur later than the year 1801. 

He died unmarried at Clapham on the 17th of June 1827 ; haying long laboured 
under a mental infirmity, and not haying liyed in Manchester. 

juiy'^^* %. John, son of John Davies, gentleman, Liverpool, Lancashire. 

P an attorney in Liyerpool, and father of William Dayies. (See Begieter, anno 

X. Thomas, son of John Parker, clergyman, Astle, Cheshire. 

Astle hall, near Chelford, a handsome edifice, surrounded by extensiye and weU- 
timbered grounds, with a large artificial lake, came into the possession of the 
Parker family by the marriage of an ancestor with the heiress of the Snelions 
of Snelson, about the middle of the seyent-oenth century. (See Ormerod's Cheshire^ 
ToL iii. p. 354.) 



This scholar suooeeded his father, who founded and endowed a school at Chelfoid, 
and djing ist Noyember 1795, was buried in Chelford churchyard, where there 
ia an altar tomb oyer the family yault. He married 14th September 1795, Dorothy 
Cholmondeley, younger sister of the first lord Delamere, and became colonel of 
a regiment of yolunteers. He was elected a feoffee of the school in 1804, and 
held a similar office at Chetham's hospital. 

His name occurs in the records of the anniyersaiy festiyals as present in 1787, 
when one of his sisters was named as the lady patroness of the ensuing year, and 
in 1792, when he was selected as steward for the next year, but did not attend, 
colonel Henry Hulton taking his place. He died at Malyem on the ist of 
August 1840, at the age of 74 s.p., and with him the male line of this family 
became extinct. His sisters married as follows : Jane, the eldest, to John Glegg, 
esq., of Withington hall ; Alice to sir Peter Warburton, bart., of Arley ; Lydia 
to John Dixon, esq., of Gleddough, in the county of York, and by him was 
mother of John Dixon, esq., of Astle hall; Anne to Roger Bameston, esq., of 
Churton, in the county of Chester }• Mary to Peter Patten Bold, esq., of Bold, 
in the county of Lancaster, one of whose four daughters and coheiresses married 
John Wilson Patten, esq., now M.P. for the northern diyision of the county of 

Robert, son of Robert Stockdale, clergyman, York. Juiy'^* *. 

He was admitted a pensioner at Pembroke college, Cambridge, a ist May 1779, 
where he graduated A.B. 1783, being placed first of the senior optlmes, and AM. 
1786. In 1785 he was elected medical fellow of the college, and in 1806 ap- 
pointed to the office of president, or yioe master, and bursar. Robert Stockdale 
mostly resided in college, but for a while trayelled in the east with Mr. J. B. 8. 
Morritt, of Rokeby (for whom see RegigteTy anno 178 1), and the hoa. Mr. 
Primrose, son of the earl of Rosebery. 

He died on the ist of September 1831, at the age of 70, at the house of his 
younger brother William, who was yicar of Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire, 
for forty-four years, and buried there 6th March 1858, at the age of 90. Robert 
Stockdale was also buried at Mears Ashby, and there is a monument to him in 
the church, with an inscription, of which the last line is the quotation : 

" Qui mores hominum multorum yidit et urbea." 
Their father was one of the yicors choral in York cathedral, yicar of S. Mary's, 
Bishop's hill, in that city, and of Hayton, near Pooklington, and died on the 19th 
of January 1780. 

John, sou of Hugh Vaugban, gent., Denbigh, North Wales. %> 

William, son of William Wood, distiller, Parliament street. West- Sept 9. 

minster, Middlesex. 
William, son of Isaac Hamon, captain, Layland, Lancashire. October %, 

Caleb, son of Richard Underwood, gentleman, Dublin, Ireland. 17. 


January i}. William and Joseph, sons of Joseph Pickford, esq., of Boyton, 


William Pickford was the only son of Joseph Pickford, esq. (who assmned in 1795 
by royal permission the surname and arms of Raddiffe only in compliance with 
the will of his maternal ande, WilUam Radclifie, esq., of Milnes Bridge house, 
in the county of York), and his first wife Catharine, daughter of Thomas Per- 
ciyal, esq., of Royton. 

He was educated for the medical profession, but never practised as a physician. 
During the latter part of his life he resided at Edinburgh, where he died in 
18 16, 8.p. 

Joseph Pickford (the eldest son by a second wife Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir 
of Richard Sunderland, esq., of High Sunderland, in the county of Yoik, whom 
he married in 1765) proceeded to Christ church, Oxford, where he graduated, 
B.A. 17th February 1789 ; M.A. 15th July 1791 ; and took holy orders. He 
had for a time the charge of a parish in Worcestershire, and subsequently re- 
sided at Royton, then at Kippax in Yorkshire, and lastly at Acomb, near York, 
where he died on the 17th May 1804. He married, on the 19th September 1796, 
Mary, only daughter of sir John Archibald Ghrant, bart., of Monymusk, in the 
county of Aberdeen (she died 7th November 1834, aged 67), by whom he had 
one only son, the present sir Joseph Raddiffe, bart., of Rudding park and Milnes 
Bridge house, in the county of York, who succeeded to the title and estate of 
hiB grandfather on the 19th February 18 19. 

Joseph Pickford, esq., the father of these sdiolars, had eight children by his second 
wife, and his second daughter married, first Joseph Starkie, esq., of Redvales, 
and secondly John Dayid Macbride, esq., D.C.L., the principal of Magdalen hall, 
Oxford, and lord almoner^s professor of Arabic, both of which offices he hdd for 
upwards of half a century. He died very recently. In 1807 Joseph Pickf(»d 
married, thirdly, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Richard Creswiok, esq., of 
Sheffidd, but s.p. 

He was one of the feoffees of the sdiool, and for many years an aotive magistrate of 
the counties of Lancaster, Chester, Derby and the West Riding of York ; and 
for his intrepid loyalty in times of disaffection and outrage was created a baronet 
on the 2nd November 18 13, with the singular distinction of a gratuitous patent. 
Lord Sidmouth announced the intention of the prince regent to oon&r this 
honour upon him " in consideration of his exemplary and useful exertions as a 
magistrate in the West Riding, at a period of the utmost difficulty, alarm and 
danger." In a short notice which appeared in the O-mUlemcM^s Magazine at the 
time of his death (at Clifton, 19th February 18 19) he is spoken of as *' one of 
the few remaining examples of old English hospitality." An engrayed portrait 
of sir Joseph Raddiffe (a priyate plate) by Heath, from a painting by Owen, and 
now soarcef may be seen in the old school. His name appears among those pre- 
sent at the anniyersary meeting of 1802, but does not occur in this BegiHer. 



The reason why the name of Rodcliffe wta not taken by the whole family arose 
from a wish of sir Joseph's second wife, that the name of Fickford nught not be 

The names of these two brothers appear in the records of the earlier anniyeraariee. 
For their brother Charles, see Regitter, anno 1777. 

John and Daniel^ soas of Daniel Whitakcr^ tradesman^ Manches- janJ^Zr n. 
ter, Lancashire. 

Daniel Whittaker, the father, was constable of Manchester in 1767, and borough- 
reeve in 1778. The names of both father and son appear as present at the early 

John^ son of the late John Cooper, miller, Birmingham, Warwick- 14. 


Thomas, son of John Cooper, coachmaker, Manchester, Lane. 14. 

Joshua, son of Joshua Green, schoolmaster, Manchester, Lane. 14. 

Robert, son of Robert Holt, bookbinder, Manchester, Lancashire. »4. 

An exhibitioner from the school to Brasenoso college, Oxford, in 1782, when he 
was elected Somerset Thomhill Manor scholar, and nominated to one of Hulme's 
exhibitions in 1786, at the same time as his schoolfellow James Cawley. B.A. 
26th January 1786; M.A. 12th May 1789. He remored his name from the 
books of the college in 1802. 

This name appears frequently at the earlier anniversaries. 

James, son of Daniel Walker, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lane. 14 

James, son of William Shelmerdine, weaver, Salford, Lancashire. 14. 

James, son of James Holland, publican, Salford, Lancashire. 14. 

See JSegisteTf p. 199. 

James, son of James Haworth, tradesman, Bury, Lancashire. 14. 

He proceeded from the school to Brasenose college, Oxford, where he took the fol- 
lowing degrees: B.A. 14th June 1786 ; M.A. 12th June 1789. Being elected one 
of Dr. Kadcliffe's travelling fellows, he proceeded to the degree of B.M., as a 
member of XJniyersity college, where the fellows on this foundation hare rooms, 
17th December 179 1 ; and D.M. 21st June 1793. These fellowships (endowed 
by Dr. Baddiffe, the munificent founder of the library at Oxford known by 
his name, who was bom in 1650 at Wakefield in Yorkshire), are tenable for ten 
years, half of which time must be spent " in travelling in parts beyond the sea 
for the better improvement " of those appointed to them. 

Dr. James Haworth is still remembered by some of the senior members of the medical 
profession residing in London, and is spoken of as a man of strange and eccentric 
habits. Had he not been so he would never, I am told, have resided, as he did 
for some years, in Bed Lion square, a mean neighbourhood where no practitioner 



of emineuoe would have thought of Hying. The period of his election to one of 
the Radcliffe fellowships was coincident with that of the outbreak of the French 
revolution, and not knowing or caring where he went, he is said to hare got bj 
chance on board a ship bound for America, where he landed and remained fiTo 
jeara. When his tenure of the fellowship expired, he had his name reinstated 
on the books of Brasenose college. 

In 1 802 he was elected physician to S. Bartholomew's bospitAl, ffice Dr. John La- 
tham, who resigned, and held the office until his death ; but there b no record 
of his haying been ever appointed lecturer. He is said to have been very absent, 
sometimes forgetting to Tisit his patients, and frequently prescribing fresh medi- 
cines without discontinuing those previously prescribed. 

He is stated in the QentUmaiC* Magazine in hvLve married in 18 16 " Mrs. Deacon of 
Great Queen street." One of my medical informants, says : '* When Dr. Haworth 
married nobody knew who his wife was, and from that time he became more 
recluse than ever." Mr. William Lawrence, late senior surgeon of S. Bartholo- 
mew's hospital, who entered as a pupil when Dr. Haworth was physician, tells 
me that he frequently dined at Dr. Haworth's house with other medical officers 
of the hospital, but that Mrs. Haworth did not appear. She is said to have been 
of nearly the same age as himself, and possessed of some property. Deacon is a 
Manchester name : was she of that family ? 

Dr. Haworth died at his house in Red Lion square on the 2nd May 1823. His 
will, preserved at Doctors' commons, shows that he left all his real, including his 
freehold and copyhold property in the county palatine of Lancaster, and all his 
personal property, to his wife Jane Frances, whom he appointed his sole execu- 

At Bury he is not now remembered, and I have failed in my endeavours to find 
out who are his present representatives there or in London. Among my late 
father's papers I found a memorandum in pencil to this effect : *' Write to Dr. 
James Haworth in London for the records of the anniversary meeting of the old 
scholars held in London.*' One of the toasts of the Manchester meeting in the 
years 1802-6 was, *' Prosperity to the school meeting in London." It would be 
very interesting to recover these records. Dr. James Haworth's name appears at 
the Manchester meetings of old scholars in 1784-5-^, in 1791 and 1798. 

janJiVii. John, son of the late William Lawson, grazier, Wigtoft, Lincoln- 

For his brothers West and William see BegiHety pp. 154 and 166. It will be seen 
by reference to a letter of Mr. Charles Lawson, which is printed at p. 202, that 
these brothers were nephews of the high master. 

14 Thomas, son of John Albiston, carrier, Manchester, Lancashire. 
M Richard, son of Richard Walker, tallow chandler, Manchester, 

14. John, son of John Greenhalch, weaver, Salford, Lancashire. 



George, son of John Mather, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. Ju»»ry m. 

John Mather resided in King street, and serred the offioe of constable of Man- 
chester in i8oi. 

Charles, son of William Lings, com factor, Manchester, Lane. 14. 

Thomas, son of Samuel Wallwork, callendar-man, Manchester, m- 


Samuel, son of the late Richard Bradshaw, trumpeter, Manchester, 14. 


James, son of Thomas Walkden, putter-out, Salford, Lancashire. '^- 

William, son of William Prince, pawnbroker, London, Middlesex. '^ 

Samuel, son of Samuel Birch, woollen draper, Manchester, Lane. '4^ 

Samuel, son of Daniel Walker, linnen draper, Manchester, Lane. '^ 

Edward, son of John Rushton, publican, Manchester, Lancashire. '^ 

Richard, son of the late John Barlow, attorney, Manchester, Lane. '^ 

William, son of James Gratliff, tradesman, Manchester, Lancashire. u 

For his brothers John and James see BegigteTf pp. 164 and 184. 

Thomas, son of John Peacock, gentleman, London, Middlesex. >4^ 

Thomas, sou of the late Thomas Blinkhorn, dyer, Manchester, u. 


Samuel, son of Samuel Whally, watchmaker, Manchester, Lane. 14 

John, son of John Pilkington, barber, Manchester, Lancashire. 14^ 

« John Pilkington, Pack Hone Inn, and Sexton of the Collegiate Church, 2, Apple 
Market." (MancheH^r and Salford DWeetonfy 1797.) 

John, son of John Hodgkinson, attorney, Prescott, Lancashire. 14- 

He was half-brother to Bobert Hodgkinson (see Begitiery p. 150), and a surgeon at 
Prescot, and died early in life on the list December 1788, aged 26 years. His 
widow died a few years ago. 

Nathaniel and William, sons of Nathaniel Philips, tradesman, \u 

Manchester, Lancashire. 

[Nathaniel, the son, was afterwards of Nottingham, and was sometime resident at 
Philadelphia. He was bom ist April 1765. The other son, William, born 8th 
October 1766, died unmarried 28th February 1827, and was interred at York. 
For the father, who was also a scholar, see p. 17. C] 

If the preceding note is correct, which I think it is, though I have not been able to 
obtain exact information in reply to my enquiries, these two scholars should 
have been entered as the sons of the late Nathaniel PhQips. Natlianiel Philips, 
the father of these scholars (as they are identified by B£r. Crossley), was born 


30th January 1730, married Hannah, daughter of William Barrow of Salford 
merchant, and died in June 1766. 

January 31. William, SOU of William Bawdwen, attorney, of Stone Gap, Craven, 


William Bawdwen, son of William Bawdwen, esq., justice of the peace, of Stone 
Qap (the representatire of a family of some antiquity), and his wife, Grace, 
daughter of Samuel Mortimer, of Swaffham, in the county of Norfolk, and widow 
of Henry HorsfaU, esq., of Malsis hall, was horn on the 9th March 176 a. 

He took holy orders, and married on the 30th December 1793, Ann, daughter of 
Mr. William Shackleton of Wakefield, and became vicar of Hooton Pagnell, near 
Doncaster, where he died on the 14th September 1816, at the ag^ of 54, tearing 
a large family. His eldest son, William, is land agent to earl Manvers, of 
Thoresby Parks, Notts ; and his next surriving son is the Eev. Walter Bawdwen, 
A.M., formerly chaplain to the Manchester Royal Infirmary, and now residing 
at Pleasington, near Blackburn. 

William Bawdwen sold the estate of Stone Gap, which had been in the possession 
of the family for upwards of two hundred years. He published a portion of 
Doonuday Book, including Yorkshire, in 2 vols. 4to, 1 8 1 2, but did not live to 
complete the work. 

To the kindness of Dixon Robinson, esq., of Clitberoe castle, I owe many of the 
preceding particulars.- 

On his tomb at Hooton Pagnell he is described as A.B., but I do not find his name 
among the graduates of cither Oxford or Cambridge. 

In Hunter's History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster occurs the 
following passage : " Mr. Bawdwen is to be ranked among those clergymen who 
have contributed to the topographical literature of England. He devoted a 
great portion of the leisure which the duties of his parish allowed liim, to the 
study of Domesday Book, a great part of which noble record he translated with 
the intention of publisliing the whole in an English version. He began with the 
part relating to the county of York, and the district called Amounderness, which 
he produced in a quarto volume, and this was soon followed by another, con- 
taining his rendering of the Domesday survey of other counties." See 4to edit. 
1828, vol ii. p. 146. 

Feb. 16. David, son of the Rev. Richard Ellis, Gwynfrin, North Wales. 

17- John, son of the late Rev. John Jones, rector of Crickiett, North 

March xi. John Egcrton, son of the late George Killer, hatter, Manchester, 


Brother to B. W. KiUer (see Seyister, p. 188). Like his brother he adopted the 
profession of medicine, and is well remembered as a skilful surgeon, and was for 
some time resident medical officer of the Manchester infirmary, and afterwards 
entered into partnership with Mr. Briscall, surgeon, of Stockport. He married 


Mary, daughter of aud Marj Broadhurst, and had two bods, one of whom 

died young, and five daughters. His fourth daughter, Frances Leigh, mar- 
ried William Henry Bellott, M.D., formerly of Stockport and now of Leamington 
Priors (for whom see Ssffitter, anno 1820) ; and his fifth daughter, Ellen, married 
the Rev. Nicholas Gannon, M.A., perpetual curate of Broomfield, near Taunton 
for whom see BegUter, anno 1832). His surviving son, John Egerton Killer, 
now resides at Linton lodge, High Harrogate. John E. Killer, on retiring firom 
practise, wont to reside at Derby, where he died on the 7 th February 1854, 
haying lived to the age of 86, and is buried at S. Peter's church in that town. 
He left personal property amounting to sixty thousand pounds. 
His partner, Mr. BriscaU, had a son Samuel, who became a fellow of Brasenose 
college, Oxford; M.A. 1804; B.D. 18 14. He was chaplain to the duke of 
Wellington through the Peninsular war, and afterwards his domestic chaplain 
and rector of Strathfieldsaye. He was a wiry, merry man, who sang Spanish 
ballads to the guitar, and more adapted to camp life than quiet rusticity. He 
became an amateur in coursing matches, and was often, it is said, in purse diffi- 
culties. All this the duke did not like. He obtained for his chaplain (who was 
lecturer of Bodborough in Gloucestershire, an i^pointment in the gift of Brase- 
nose college) , the valuable crown living of South Kelsey in Leicestershire. Samuel 
Briscall died at the Hill, Stroud, on the 7th October 1848, at the age of 70. 

James^ son of William Cawley, farmer, Dallam, Lancashire. MareT^ %. 

He went in 1782 with a school exhibition to Brasenose college, Oxford, and suc- 
ceeded to an Hulmian exhibition on the 26th January 1786, and was afterwards 
elected a fellow of the college, but resigned his fellowship in September 1797, in 
which he was succeeded by Thomas Ashley, for whom see Regitter, anno 1787. 
He graduated B.A. 26th January 1786; M.A. 23rd October 1788. 

James Cawley took holy orders, but did not accept a college benefice, and resided 
for many years at Runcorn Heath, Cheshire. He is said to have held for a time 
the charge of the chapelry of Lowton, m the parish of Winwick (now a distinct 
rectory), but not later than 1812, when John Pennington was incumbent curate. 
Li Baines's description of the township of Lowton (see History of Lancashire, 
^' P* ^35)a ^be chapel is said to have been enlarged in 18 13 at the sole cost of 
the incumbent ; but this is not correct. The chapel, originally built in 1732, 
was enlarged in 177 1, and again in 18 13, and on both occasions the seats were 
sold to defray the expense, as is shown by the words of the faculty in each in- 
stance. Here, as in so many other cases, this unholy traffic in the seats, which 
ought to have been for the accommodation of the whole parish, has been a fruit- 
ful source of strife and annoyance to the parishioners and the clergy. 

In the first half of the i8th century there were several graduates at Brasenose 
college, Oxford, of the name of Cawley ; one of whom, Ralph Cawley, D.D. 
(1766), became the principal of the college, on the untimely death of William 
Q-wyn, M.A. (for whom see Begister, anno 1748). 

[He maintained through life the character of an excellent man, but he was never 


beneficed, perhaps by hie own choice, for he shunned sooietj and loved re- 
tirement. He left two sons; James, who died, leaying a son now in holy 
orders, and curate of Christ chapel, Maiden hill, London ; and William, who is 
still liTlng. Dallam is a hamlet in the township of Burtonwood, Lancashire, 
but closely adjoining Warrington. This scholar died about 1830. W, J9.] 

May^'^is. Charles, son of Charles Steer, merchant, Wakefield, Yorkshire. 

Of S. John's college, Cambridge. A.B. 17 81. He became rector of Azminster, 
to which he was instituted 4th June 1782, with Membury and Kilmington, in the 
oounty of Devon, where he is buried. On his monument it is recorded that 
" to the duties of his sacred office, during a residenoe of more than ^o yeen^ he 
deyoted the beet energies of a strong mind in the Christian spirit of piety and 
charity. He was bom at Wakefield in Yorkshire, June the 28th 1756, and died 
at his post, Noyember the 12th 1835. In stewards it is required that a man be 
found faithfuL" 

Residence for half a century is a subject for commendation. But the memoiy of 
even a good parish priest soon fades away, and he is now chiefly remembered 
as " a great walker and a great talker." 

15 John, son of Samuel Price, grazier, Woodchureh, Cheshire. 

He was " baptized at Woodchurch on 15th January 1760." (Par. Beg.) His 
father is said to haye been for many years master of the free school at Wood- 
church ; but nothing more is known there of either him or his son. 

July 5. Francis, son of the Rev. Thomas Cripps, Bierthwaite, Yorkshire. 

He went from the school to Trinity college, Cambridge, where he graduated A.6. 
in 1785, obtaining the high distinction of the twelfth place among the wranglers ; 
and A.M. 1791. His signature appears to the meeting of old scholars in 1782. 

14 Thomas, son of Thomas Rawson, hosier, Nottingham. 
August I. Samuel, son of Richard Blackburn, silk merchant, Stockport, 

s«pt. 5. Thomas, son of the late Thomas Gaskell, merchant, Liverpool, 


For his brother Bobert see Begister, anno 1776. 

8. John, son of John Fenwick, clergyman, Hallaughton, Leicester- 

John Fenwicke, bom loth January 1760, was of Brasenose college, Oxford ; B.A. 
14th January 1784; M.A. loth October 1786. He died unmarried iiih August 
1792. His name appears once at the anniyersary festiyalsi viz. in 1783. 

William, son of the Rev. John Fenwick, Hallaughton, Leicester- 

William Fenwicke, bom 24th August 1765, was of S. John's college, Cambridge; 



A.B. 1788. He died at Tugby in the ooiinty of Leicester, in October 1803. 
These brothers were sons of the rector of Hallaton, who died in 1789, bj his first 
wife. Miss Hickman, of Malpas, Cheshire, and half-brothers of the Ber. Gheorge 
O. Fenwicke, A.M., who died in 1864, vicar of Aston-juxta-Birmingham, and 
rector of Blaston S. G-iles, aged 82, a man of great antiquarian and eodesio- 
logical attainments. 
The Fenwickes of Hallaton are of the Brinckbum branch of the Fenwicke family of 
Fenwicke tower, in the county of Northumberland. Brinckbum priory came 
into possession of the family in the reign of Henry III., and continued so until the 
time of William III., when sir John Fenwicke, hart., was attainted and beheaded 
for his attachment to the Stuarts, and involyed in ruin with his relations and 
connections, the Badclyfies of Derwentwater and the Widdringtons of Widdring- 
ton castle. See Nichols's Leieesterahire^ vol. ii. p. 547 ; and WaUis's Norihum' 
berland, yoL ii. pt. ii. pp. 157, 158, 519, 520. 

Thomas^ son of Jolin Harrison^ potter. Stoke, Staffordshire. nov!^* 14. 

In 1752 the father of this scholar, then of Newcastle and afterwards of Cliff Bank, 
Stoke, entered into partnership with Josiah Wedgwood, the famous potter. 
John Harrison was a man " possessed of some means and but little taste, and the 
two partners commenced business in manufacturing mottled earthenware knife 
handles, in somewhat rude imitation of agate, tortoiseshell, and various kinds of 
marble, which he supplied to the hardwaremen of Birmingham and Sheffield. 
Harrison was not a practical potter, bat was taken into partnership by Wedg- 
wood for the adyanoe of capital. Wedgwood is said to have found the brains, 
and Harrison the money, and also the crafl to appropriate to himself the lion's 
share of the profits." The partnership was not of long oontinuance. " But for 
the cupidity of Harrison, the works which they carried on jointly might hare 
become as celebrated as the later ones of Wedgwood have done." (See Jewitt's 
L^e qf Wed^fwoody pp. 107-8, 1865.) 

Thomas Harrison was also a potter, of Cliff Bank, and was liying about the year 

Joseph, son of Thomas PartiDgton, bookkeeper, Manchester, Lane. tt. 

The incompleteness of the Bepster has been alluded to at page 35 
(Note). The following gentlemen are known to haye been edu- 
cated at the school, although their names do not appear in the 
book. The first of them was admitted near to the time when the 
Begitter begins, and the others shortly before the year 1775. 

John Houghton, esq.^ of Baguleji in Cheshire. 

He was of Trinity college, Cambridge, though his name does not appear among the 


graduates. He married first, Marj Bjrom, youngest daughter of Joseph Bjrom, 
of Manchester and of Byrom hall, in the township of Lowton and parish of 
Winwiek, gent., and sister to the wife of John Byrom, A.M., fellow of Trinity 
college, Cambridge, and F.R.S., by whom he had three daughters, the eldest of 
whom is said to have been thorouglily acquainted with her uncle^s system of 
short-hand writing ; and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Mills, esq., of 
Barlaston hall, Staffordshire, by whom he had one only son, John Hought-on 
(for whom see Rettery anno 1778), who died in 1787 at the early age of 21, 
whilst an under-graduate of Trinity college, Cambridge, and whose poetical 
powers gave promise of high distinction in future years, had he lived/ 

[He was a man of genial habits and refined tastes, and the favourite associate 
of the clergy of the Collegiate church. His literary attainments were very 
respectable, and he was indefatigable in the discharge of his duties as a 
magistrate. The death of his son greatly affected his health, and after that 
event he gradually retired from active life, and in his charming rural seclusion 
at Baguley, cultivated habits of personal piety, and in various ways furthered 
the interests of the English Church, of which he was a sincere and devout mem- 
ber. He was the last male representative of ati old and wealthy ManchestOT 
family. 22.] 

He was a magistrate of the counties of Chester and Lancaster. His name appears 
among the scholars present at the anniversary festival in 1783. He died in 

Bicliard Gwillym, esq., of Bewsey hall, near Warrington. 

He was bom in 1764, and died at the baths of Lucca in Italy, in his 54th year. 
In the 0^tUleman*a Magazine of 18 18, p. 187, there is a notice of his death and 
character as follows : ** He had been at Lucca some time with his lady and their 
very amiable and interesting family, together with the family of his son-in-law, 
Le G^endre Starkie, esq., of Huntroyd; and, after visiting Pisa and Florence, 
died after a few days' serious indisposition, leaving issue four children, Mary, 
Elizabeth Jane, Richard and Harriet. The last two are infants, and the second 
is married, as above stated, to the vice-lieutenant of the hundred of Blackburn. 
The amiable meekness and polish of this much regretted gentleman's manners, 
his strict morals, his unbiassed and unimpeached integrity, render him a very 
severe loss, not only to his afflicted family, connexions and friends, but to a very 
considerable part of the county, to which in his public capacities he was well 
known and [by which he was] universally admired. Mr. GtwiUym was, during 
the late war, lieutenant-colonel in colonel Starkie's regiment of supplementary 
militia, was a deputy-lieutenant, an able, active and discriminating magistrate, 
and in 1796 high sheriff for the county." 

He was present at the anniversary festival in 1786. 

Bichard, John, and Samuel Wareing, sons of Richard Nangreave, 
esq., barrister-at-law, by his wife, Anne, who was the eldest 



daughter and coheir of Samuel War^ing^ esq.^ of Bury and 

Richard Nangreavc, epq., was of Netberton hall, near Frodaham in Cheshire, a 
respectable old stone mansion, of the style which prevailed in the reign of James 
the First, and for some generations the residence of this family ; and afterwards 
of PipehaU, in Staffordshire, where he died, unmarried, and waa buried at 

John Nangreaye was captain in the 72nd regiment when that regiment of yolunteers 
was raised in Manchester in 1777, and served throughout the siege of Gibraltar. 
On his return home he succeeded to the fSeimily estate, and resided at Walmersley, 
dying, unmarried, at Liverpool about the year 18 10. 

Samuel Wareing Nangreave became a lieutenant-colonel in the service of the East 
India Company, serving in India for twenty-four years. On his return to Eng- 
land he resided at Netherton, and was present at the anniversary meetings of old 
scholars in the years 1803 and 1804. He died at Bath in the month of October 
18 15, aged 59, and with him the family became extinct. (See Ormerod*s Ch&' 
Mre^ vol. ii. p. 35.) 

Sir Robert UoltLeigh^ bart.^ M.A. 

He was the eldest son of Holt Leigb, esq., of Hindley and Whitley halls, Lanca- 
shire, by Mary, younger daughter and coheiress of Thomaa Owen, esq., of Up- 
holland abbey in that county, and Margaret his wife, only daughter and heiress 
of Thomas Bispham of Bispham, esq., and was bom at his father's town resi- 
dence in Wigan, on Christmas day, 1762. He waa descended from a highly 
respectable line of ancestry, who had been for some centuries possessed of landed 
property in this part of the county. His grandfiftther, Alexander Leigh, esq., of 
Bretherton, completed at his own expense the canal which extended from Wigan 
to the river Ribble, having obtained in 1720 to act of parliament for the purpose, 
thereby conferring great benefit upon Wigan and the neighbourhood. 

Robert Holt Leigh proceeded from the school to Christ church, Oxford, and 
passed the requisite examinations ; but, strange to say, he did not take any degree 
till he was 70 years of age. When I was residing in Oxford as an Hulmian 
exhibitioner, I remember the baronet coming into residence at Christ church for 
the requisite number of days before he oould be admitted to the degree of B.A., 
which he took on the 26th October 1837 ; and proceeded M.A. on the 30th of 
May in the year following. It was said at the time, that he did so in order to 
secure a vote as a member of convocation on those questions of deep interest 
affecting the church and the university, which then began to be publicly agitated. 

He was throughout life a high tory and firm Churchman, but strenuous Protestant. 
He was first returned to parliament in 1802 as member for Wigan, and conti- 
nued to represent his native borough to the year 1820, when he voluntarily 
resigned, and was succeeded by lord Lindsay, afterwards earl of Balcarres. 
Throughout his parliamentary career he gave his hearty support to Mr. Pitt and 



Mr. Oanning, except on the question of the Roman Catholic daims, on which he 
was opposed to them. On the accession of Mr. Canning to office he waa careated 
a baronet, his patent bearing date 23rd of May 18 15, with remainder to the male 
isane of his father, none of ¥rhom, however, suryived to succeed to the title, and, 
the baronet dying a bachelor, it became extinct. 

In the year 1798, when the peace of the country was disturbed by a spirit of di^- 
oontent, leading on to insurrection and riot, he became commandant of a society 
of gentlemen at Wigan, called the Wigan Arms Association, and distinguished 
himself in rarious encounters with the mob. In the agitation consequent upon 
the reform question in 1 831, he suffered severely from the violence of the mob at 
the Wigan election, when he was the proposer of Mr. J. H. Kearsley ; and he 
used afterwards to tell an amusing story how the liberals of that day, when they 
got him on the ground, and were intent upon administering very severe corporal 
punishment, even if they spared his life, kicked each others shins with their 
heavy clogs as they hastily aimed at his prostrate body, to his amusement and 
satisfiGLCtion alike. His brother, Mr. Roger Holt Leigh, of Leeds, died on the 
13th of May in that year, in consequence of the injuries which he received 
at this election. 

Through lifo he interested himself in all matters relating to the town of Wigan, and 
was a trustee of the grammar school of that place, as well as of the Manchester 
school, of which his high classical attainments quite as much as his rank in 
society, have given him a place among her most distinguished alumni. He died 
at Hindley hall, on the 21st of January 1843, in his 8ist year, a magistrate and 
deputy-lieutenant of the county. He left behind him a large property, and a 
valuable library particularly rich in classical books, which not only ornamented 
his shelves, but were read and remembered, and readily and aptly quoted by him 
as occasion served. 

One of the great scholars of the age, Dr. Donnegan, in the pre&ce to his Oreek amd 
Englith Lexieon, fourth edition, 1842, says: "Among the advantages which I 
have derived from the publication of my Oreek and EngUth Lexicon, there is 
none I deem more precious than its having procured me the acquaintance, and 
I may with just pride add the friendship, of sir R. H. Leigh, bart., a gentleman 
who has improved his talents by refined, well-directed and assiduoua culture. 
Thoroughly acquainted with the best writers of the modem languages, and 
having attained a critical and profound knowledge of the Greek language and 
literature — the excellencies of which his peculiar turn of mind enables him to 
appreciate fully — he still devotes a considerable portion of his studious hours, 
with glowing enthusiasm and imtiring ardour, to the poets and orators who 
have bequeathed to us such splendid and enduring monuments of Grecian genius. 
To the accomplishments of a scholar he has added the advantages of having 
visited the most interesting countries of Europe, surteyed their choicest speci- 
mens of art with a critical eye, and observed the characters of men and manners 



•o truly, as to justify the application to him of the oommendation bestowed upon 
Ulysses by the great poet — 

IIoAAdr &ytffMm»r XBw (iorco, ical yo^r tyim** 
Sir Robert Holt Leigh oooasionally attended the anniyersary meetings of the old 
scholars, and was steward in 1796 as colleague to G^rge Lloyd, esq. 

The preceding brief notice of this distinguished scholar would be imperfectly tme^ 
unless it were added, that oyer the latter years of his life it is better that a yeil 
should be drawn. It is yery sad to record folly and profligacy in the mature 
years of a life in which, otherwise, there is much to admire. 

By sir Robert Holt Leigh's will the estates descended to his cousin, Thomas 
Pemberton, esq., Q.O., for his life only, who thereupon assumed the additional 
name and arms of Leigh, and who has since been raised to the peerage by the 
title of baron Kingsdown. To him I am indebted for a small photograph of 
the baronet, which is in the old school, and taken from a miniature, the only 
portrait in existence of this loyal subject and sound diuwioal scholar. 

[Sir R. H. Leigh was said to be the greatest snuff taker in England, and carried 
snuff in his waistcoat pocket. He was also a great epicure, and generally tasted 
eyery dish on the dinner table. He rebuilt Hindley hall from his own designs, 
and forgot to include a ttcdrecue ! MJ] 

[Li affluence and readiness of classical quotation sir Robert was perhaps unsur- 
passed by any scholar of his day. C] 



Page 2. — Mr, Brooke. 

His appointment to the rectory of Tortworth was the first that was made by 
Oriel college, which purchased the advowson from lord Ducie in 1727, Dr. Heniy 
Bull heing then rector, who died in 1729. Between the years 1730 and 1750 the 
parish seems to have been served by curates. Mr. Brooke's name appears in many 
Tolumes of the library at Tortworth ; and among others he presented his own book 
On PeaeeablenesSt " as if he had," says the present rector, Clement Greswell, M.A^ 
" a sort of presentiment of the feuds about to break out between his successors in the 
benefice and the future lords of the soil." 

Page 3. — JoAn Rowbothatn. 

One of this name joined the Manchester regiment in the insurrection of 1745, and 
was taken prisoner at Carlisle. 

Page 4. — Johnjebb, 

This scholar probably died young. In the notice of the Jebb £unily giren in the 
Supplement to Burke's Landed Gentry ^ 4th edit., 1863, Robert Jebb, the fitther, is 
said to hare died s.p. 

Page 5. — James Ashton, 

See Byrom's Bemaint, vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 401, Noie» 

Page 6. — Charles BramwelL 

The father was boroughreere of Salford in 1734-5, and the son in 1749. For his 
son James, see "Bjegister^ p. 97 . 

Page 6. — Josiah Jesse, 

For his son Josiah, see "RegiiUr^ anno 1777. 

Page 6. — Joseph Harrop, 

A bookseller, and publisher of the Manohetter Mercwy, which he established in 
1752. He died at Salford 20th January 1804, at the age of 76, having served the 
office of boroughreeve in 1792. [He was an extensive publisher as well as printer, 
and a list of the books, tracts and sermons which issued from his press, would stretch 
out to a considerable length. He printed two editions of Seacome*B Some of Stanley 


in 1765 and 1783, 4to, which are frequently found hound up with the lAft cf Chritt^ 
or Jo8epha9*8 fTart of the Jetos, also printed hj Horrop, to show the estimation in 
which the martyred earl was held. From his press proceeded also a Bihle in large 
folio, with a Commentaiy, and Mrs. Raffles's Cookery Booh; and which for many a 
long year were the stock famUy Bihle and stock fiumily cookery book of Manchester 
and its neighbourhood. But the best specimen of his types is afforded in the large 
paper copies of Byrom's Miseellaneotu Poems, published in 1773, 8to, which are really 
Texy elegant yolumes, worthy of the poetry they contain and the name which they 
bear, and are not surpassed by the contemporary productions of the metropolitan 
press. Unfortunately equal justice was not done to these copies by the bookbinder, 
who seems to hare bound a large proportion after one pattern at the time of publica- 
tion, and has ruthlessly cut away nearly the whole of the principal margin, so as to 
remind us of Dr. Ferriar's lines : 

*' If orost by Pallas' ire the trenchant blade 
Or too oblique, or near, the edge inyade, ^ 

The Bibliomane exclaims, with haggard eye, 
* No margin ! ' turns in haste and scorns to buy.'* 

The Bibliomania. 
Of the Maiteheeter Merewy^ the set which belonged to the fikmily is now in the Cha- 
tham Ubraiy, and it is nearly, though not entirely, perfect. For reference on local 
points it is scarcely necessary to say that it is most valuable. The Mereuiy and 
Volunieer were truly loyal and patriotic papers. Their proprietor was so anxious not 
to understate the results of British valour that I well remember hearing it mentioned, 
on Tory credible authority in my younger days, that had one' fifth part of the French- 
men, who were mown down by the scythe of the relentless editor in the reports of the 
great continental battles, been actually slaughtered, France would hare been de- 
populated ! C] 

For his son James, see Eegitter, p. 183. 

Page 7. — Joseph Yates. 

In the chancel of Clieam church, near Epsom, Surrey, is the following monu>- 
mental inscription to this distinguished scholar : 

^ Sacred to the memory of the Honourable Sir Joseph Yates, KS of Peel Hall in 
Lancashire, successively a Judge of the Courts of Queen's Bench and Common 
Pleas, whose merit advanced him to the seat of Justice, which he filled with 
the most distinguished abilities, and invincible integrity. Ho died the 7th of 
June 1770, in the 48th year of his age, leaving the world to lament the loss of 
an honest man, and an able Judge, firm to assert, and strenuous to support the 
laws and constitution of his country." 
He was of Staple inn, where his arms remain in painted glass. His widow, Eliza- 
beth, was married at Westminster abbey, 12th January 1775, to Dr. John Thomas, 
lord bishop of Rochester, and died at Howletts in Kent, loth April 1808. His only 
son, Joseph Yates, esq., married, 31st March 1787, Charlotte, third and youngest 
daughter of the eleventh baron St. John of Bletsoe ; and his daughter, Charlotte 



Slixabeih, was married at Lambeth palace, loth June 1789, to colonel Chohnekj 

For eome attempts made by the goyemment of the day to indaoe him (but in 
Tain) to act dishonourably, see OentlemaiCt Maffogme, 177 1, p. 3S7. His &th€r, 
Joseph Tates, esq., died at Preston in the 85th year of his age. 

Page 8. — William Tetlow, 

His mother was Elizabeth, third daughter of Thomas Birch, esq., of Birch, and 
granddaughter of colonel Thomas Birch, of the Parliamentaiy army, and sometinie 
M.P. for Lirerpool. (See Booker's Hittory of Bireh Chapely pedigree of Birch.) 

Page 8. — William Jackson, 

He went with a school exhibition to Bnusenose college, Oxford, and graduated 
B.A. 1 6th October 1749. 

Page 9. — Micah HalL 

The doubtful theology of his monumental inscription would seem to support the 
Tcry indifferent professional reputation of this scholar, which still floats in the memo- 
ries of old people, to whom the name is not unlmown. He is mentioned in Lysons' 
Derbyshire (see p. 184) a« possessor of the rectory manor of Hope, haying purchased 
the same from John Bagshaw, esq. 

Page 10. — Thomas Seddon, 

He married Ann (who died 30th July 1785, aged 6^)^ daughter of the Bey. Henry 
Smith, his predecessor in the yicarage of Carlton, a man of considerable classical 
attainments, by whom he had an only daughter, who married first, Philip Halliday, 
and secondly, the Bey. William Brocklebank, yicar of Norton Disney, who thus be- 
came possessed of the Seddon property in that neighbourhood, now inherited by his 
eldest son by a second wife, William Brocklebank, esq., of Carlton-le-Moorlands. The 
Bey. William Brocklebank, yicar of Udimore near Bye, Sussex, is of this family. 

Page II. — Richard Upton, 

Probably the father of John and Thomas Upton. (See Register, p. 204.) 

Page II. — Robert Higgles, 

Probably of the family of Diggles of Booth hall in Blackley. (See pedigree in 
Booker's Hielory qfBlaekley Chapel) 

Page 12. — Richard Blacout, 
He was F.R.S. 

Page 12. — John Whittingham, 

He took holy orders, and was for thirty-fiye years curate of GK>rton, in the parish 



of Manchester. He died ist NoTember 1800, aged 73, harixig for twenty-three yean 
endured the terrible affliction of total loss of sight. 

Page 13. — John Watson, 

The dilapidations at Bipponden were for many years a sore subject. He allades to 
it again in hia JZw/ory of Halifax, In the account there giveii of Soyland, p. 727, 
he giyes the name of the '* worthy" curate who obliged him to pay the ten pounds, 
Thomas West, " to repair a bam which was not to his liking ;" ! adding : " Such it 
seems is the law relating to dilapidation." It looks as if the reverend antiquarian 
were in the wrong. [Watson's account of his Kipponden dilapidations is yery 
piquant. The case ended in an assize trial, and the old whig incumbent proved that 
his knowledge of ecclesiastical law was very imperfect, as the verdict was immediately 
given against him. How much does the law require amendment even yet, and how 
many evils result from its indefinite character ! J2.] 

Page 16. — Samuel BircK 

I think Mr. Baines*8 note to this name is an error. Samuel Birch, baptised aoth 
April 1730, died November 27 ih of the same year. This scholar was baptised aist 
February 1734-5. He became a migor-general in the army, serving in America in 
1780 as colonel of Preston's light dragoons, and died in January 181 1. Thomas 
Birch, his brother, vras barrister-at-law of the Inner temple. Their father, who died 
1 8th December 1757, was a justice of the peace, and served the office of high sheriiF 
of Lancashire in 1747. He gave the site for S. Thonaas's chapel, Ardwiok. (For 
pedigree of tiie family of Birch see Booker's HUiory of Birch Chapel^ p. lai ; and 
for an account of this family see pp. 106-1 ao.) 

Page 17. — John Philips, 

For a notice of John Philips, esq., of Bank hall, a loyal subject, au impartial 
magistrate, and a man of high classical attainments, vigorous intellect, and much pri- 
vate worth, see Oentleman't Maganine^ 1824, p. 64a. 

Page 24. — John Morris, 

He was also chaplain to the duke of Bedford when the latter was ambassador at 

Page 24. — William Allen, 

In 1774 he was partner with Messrs. Edward Byrom, Roger Sedgwick and 
Edward Place, in the only bank which Manchester then possessed, in Bank street, 
near S. Ann's church ; and was one of the feofiees of Ohet ham's hospital, residing at 
Davyhulme. He was present at the earlier anniversaries, being steward in 1783 aa 
colleague to William Bankes, esq., of Winstanley. 

Page 25. — John Parker Mosky. 

He was constable of Manchester in 1768. His wife, who was a granddaughter of 



Dr. Samuel Peploe, bishop of Chester, died ijtb October 1797, leaying three sons and 
four daughters. Two of his daughters were married to Manchester scholars ; Ann, 
the eldest, to Bobert Fielden, esq., of Didsburj ; and Elizabeth, to the Rev. Streyn- 
sham Master, M.A., rector of Croston. 

Page 26. — Samuel Bay ley, 

Thomas Butterworth Bajlej, esq., who is mentioned in the note to this scholar, 
was father of Dr. Henry Y. Bajley, archdeacon of Stow, who married one of the 
daughters of James Touchet, esq., of King street and Broom house, and died 12th 
August 1844, and of whom there is a brief memoir in the OetUleman*t Magazine of 
that year, p. 325, [and a rery interesting privately printed memoir in a separate form, 
Lond. 1846, 8to. C] ; and of sir Daniel Bayley, knt., consul-general at S. Petersbui^gh 
(for whom see Begitier^ anno 1776). He was for thirty-fiye years an active magis- 
trate of the neighbourhood of Manchester, lieutenant-colonel of one of the Man- 
ohester Tolimteer corps, chairman of the quarter sessions, and a member of the 
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. He served the office of high sheriff 
of Lancashire in 1768 ; and to him Manchester was indebted for a new Tentilat<ed 
and commodious gaol, which gained the praise of Howard the philanthropist ; and 
Lancaster for the improvement made in the courts of assize and the county gaoL He 
interested himself warmly in the welfare of the poor, taking an active part in the 
establishment of the board of health for Manchester and its neighbourhood. He 
died at Buxton in his 58th year, on the 24th June 1802. 

In the Oenileman*t Magazine^ 1819, p. 224, there is a letter, signed H. Y. B. 
[Dr. Henry Y. Bayley?], respecting the title of the new gaol, that it is spelt Bi^ley, 
and not Ba»ley as at London, after Mr. Thomas B. Bayley, who laid the first stone on 
the 22nd May 1787. [The Bev. W. B. Hay, who succeeded Mr. Butterworth Bayley 
as chairman of the sessions, maintained that the prison and court house were not 
named after Bagleg but after the prison in London, on the model of which it was 
built, and that it was mere family pride in archdeacon Bayley, who wished to asso- 
ciate it with his whig father, who was little regarded by the torg vicar of Bochdale. 
This is of no importance now : but I well recollect an animated discussion between 
Mr. Hay, Mr. J. F. Foster, Mr. Thomas Hardman, Mr. Chesshyre, &c. ; and, I think, 
it was shown that Bailey was the right orthography. JB.] 

Page 27. — /oAn Kynaston. 

There is in the Gentleman^ s Magazine, May 1790, p. 257, a copy of veraes in 
Latin and English, written by this scholar (and communicated by Mr. Charles Chad- 
wick of Healey hall), as a compliment to Boger Holt, esq., of Inoe and Shevington, 
in the county of Lancaster, who commanded a company in Bragg's regiment at the 
battle of Fontenoy, and received a contusion by a musket ball in that action. 

He also took an active part in behalf of the notorious Miss Blandy, who was 
executed for the murder of her father. For her trial see Chnileman^t Maga- 



Page ay. — /oAn Haughton, 

The following entay appears in the Register of Matrionlations at Oxford : 

« 1748. 
■%M " to Johannes Houghton, 17 Jacohi de Ormskirk Com. Lanoast. 

He graduated B.A. 17th January 1752. 


Page 28. — Reginald Heher, * 

An interesting notice of this scholar, from the pen of archdeacon B. Churton, may 
be seen in the Chntleman^i Magazine^ 1804, pp. 426-7. 

Page 30. — John Garton. 

He died in the early part of 17991 haying been for many years curate of Newton, 

I^age 31. — William Gwyn, 

He was presented to Cottingham in 1768. His death was very sudden, and his 
age only 35. He had just arrired at Brighthelmstone, and had walked out whilst 
dinner was preparing. As he did not return to the inn, search was made for him, 
but it was two days before his body was found. He lay dead, probably from an 
attack of apoplexy, on tbe edge of a barley field near a pathway leading to the town. 
(See Oentleman^i Magazine, 1837, pp. 489-90.) The sale of his library by Fletcher 
of Oxford in 177 1, is recorded in Nichols' LUermy AMeedoUs, toI. iii. p. 677. His 
fikther, who had been fellow of King's college, Cambridge, died in the spring of the 
same year. 

Page 31. — James Bay ley. 

The fiather was high sberiff of Lancashire in 1757. 

Page 31. — lliomas JVithnall, 

He was yicar of Dean, Lancashire, from 1767-76. 

Page 35. — Jchn Purnell, D,D, 

He died a few months before his brother, the high master, nth January 1764. 

Page 35. — James Houghton, 

The family has been extinct many years. One David Houghton, an apothecary, 
died in 1786, who was, probably, son of this scholar. 

Page 35. — MiUington Massey, 

His widow, Margaret, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Aldridge, died at Bath, 
loth March 1826, aged ^(>, A marble tablet in the chancel of Warminster church 
commemorates them both. 



Page 36. — William Love-Parry, 

The mother of this scholar lived to the great age of 93, dying at Wemfewr on the 
5th May 1787. 

Page 37. — Henry Many/old, 

Over Cotton is in the parish of Alton. The father of this scholar was church- 
warden of Alton in the year 1728. The Ber. William Manifold Townshend, A.B., 
incumbent of Little Finborough, Suffolk, is a descendant of this scholar. 

Page 37. — Samuel Ryley. 

A West India merchant, residing, in 1787, in Union street, Liverpool. 

Page 37. — John Lloyd, 

The youngest daughter of George Lloyd, esq. (by his second wife, Susanna, sister 
to sir William Horton, bart., of Chadderton, Lancashire), married in 1779 Thomas 
Bateson, esq., and was mother of sir Robert Bateson, hart., of Belvoir park, who for 
many years represented the county of Londonderry in Parliament. She lived to the 
age of 87, dying 2nd January 1840. The date of John Lloyd's marriage is 18th Au- 
gust 1764. For a notice of the second son of this scholar, John Gamaliel Lloyd, 
esq., bom 8th March 1769, a justice of the peace and high sheriff of the county 
of Warwick in 1832, and a bencher of the Middle temple, who died a bachelor at 
his lodgings in London, 4th January 1837, and was buried as one of the majBters of 
the bench in the Temple church, see QenUeman*9 Magazine, 1838, p. 674. 

Page 42. — William Hall. 

A hat manufacturer at 21, Long Millgate. He was a frequent attendant at the 
anniversary meetings, and one of the stewards in 1805. 

Page 44. — Thomas Percival, 

With reference to the remark here made on the inscription written by Dr. Parr, 
it must be allowed that there are authorities among the best classical writers for the 
use of the verb '* inoumbo " in this sense, with the preposition " ad '' followed by the 
accusative case. 

Page 44. — William Stopford, 

This scholar held the curacy of Stretford for a time, resigning it in 1778, when he 
was succeeded by Thomas Seddon (see Seffisterj p. 115). He married at Manchester, 
3rd July 1772, Margaret, daughter of the Rev. Richard CJowperthwaite, by whom he 
had fourteen children, of whom the first two were bom at Manchester and the rest at 
Louth. His last surviving child was Susanna, who died 15th March 1858, unmarried, 
aged 79. William Stopford lived to the age of 80. 

Page 45. — Arden, 

There was a third brother, Crewe Arden, A.M., of Trinity college, Oambridge, 


1776, who became rector of Tarporlej, CheBbire, and died there 25th August 1787. 
HiB name does not appear in the RegiHer. Lady Alyyiley died 17 th January 1825. 
The younger of lord Alyanley's two sons died 24th June 1857. 

Page 48. — James Whitaker, 

He had four daughters and one son, James Huiton Whitaker, who has been dead 
some years. The eldest, Elisabeth, died at Cheltenham 13th February 1837, in her 
66th year. The second, Anne, married, as his second wife, Francis Longworth, esq., 
of Glynwood, 00. Westmeath, second son of Francis Longworth, esq., of Creggan 
castle in the same county, and bad issue four sons and three daughters, one of whom, 
Thomas J. Longworth, M.A., is (1865) vicar of Bromfield, Salop. The other daugh- 
ters, Alicia and Mary, died at Cheltenham a few years ago. 

Page 50. — Thomas Bolton. 

In the OmdlemaiCM Magatine for 1822, p. 91, there is the following record: 
''Died 29th December 1821, at the Glebe house, Nedging, Suffolk, in his 86th 
year, the Bey. Thomas Bolton. He was educated at S. John's College, Cambridge 
where he proceeded to the degree of A.B. in 1760. In 1763 he was presented to the 
rectory of Nedging; in 1772 to that of Hollesley, in the same county, which he 
afterwards resigned; and (in 1784?) to the perpetual curacy of S. Mary at Quay, 
Ipswich." The name of Bolton occurs twice among the fellows of the Collegiate 
church, Manchester, during the early part of the eighteenth centuiy. 

Page 50. — John Markland. 

This scholar, who afterwards took the name of Entwisle, resided for many years at 
Bempstone lodge, near Loughborough, in Nottinghamshire, where he died i6th Decem- 
ber 18 17, aged 73. He is buried at Bempstone church, in the same vault with his 
wife, who predeceased him, at the age of 58, on the 3rd of May 1813 ; and to whom 
he erected a monument with the following inscription : 

" This tablet is consecrated to the memory of Ellen Entwisle, the eldest daughter 
of Hugh Lyle, esq., of Colendne, in the kingdom of Ireland, and, during 31 
years, the affectionate wife of John Entwisle, esq., of Foxholes hall, in the 
county of Lancaster. By him she had eleven children, nine of whom, with 
their father, survive to cherish her memory, and mourn her loss. Her life was 
marked by steadfast obedience to the precepts of religion, and by a correct per- 
formance of every social duty. After an illness painful in its nature and pro- 
tracted in its duration, but supported with that firmness which the courage of 
faith and the joyfulness of hope can alone inspire, she died at Bempstone lodge 
in that parish, &c. ' Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see Qod.' ** 
His father died at Ardwick, at the venerable age of 83, in the year 1799. For a 
short sketch of the life and character of John Entwisle, probably from the pen of the 
late J. H. Markland, esq., see C^eiUleman^s Magazine^ 18 18, p. 83. 


Page 52. — Timothy Lowton, 

A prieet of this name, Timothy T. Lowton, wm incumbent of FUzton, Lnicaihii«9 
from 1764 to 1769. See Baines's Lameaddte^ toI. iii. p. 165. 

I*age 54. — Nathaniel Shelmadine. 

Nathaniel Shehnaidine was boroughreeve of Salford in 1803. 

Page 54. — John Crewe. 

John HlnchdiiFe was chosen, soon after taking his degrsei as companion to the cluk» 
of Gbafton during a tour of Europe. He also attended the duke of Deronshire on 
his trUyels, and afterwards Mr. Crewe. The duke of Qrafton conferred on him the 
Taluable living of Gfieenwich, and bj the same ministerial influence he was i^pointed 
chaplain to the king, by whom he was promoted to the mastership of Trinity college, 
Oambridge, in 1768. On the 17th December 1769 he was consecrated bishop of 
Peterborough, and in 1788 was promoted to the yaluable deanery of Durham, for 
political reasons, to remove him from the mastership of Trinity college, Cambridge. 
Lady Crewe, who was married in 1766, long renowned in the ranks of beauty and 
fashion, and to whom Charles James Fox addressed an elegant and affecting copy 
of verses, died at Liverpool 33rd December 18 18, and was buried in the family vault 
at Barthomley, near Crewe hall. 

Page 55. — William Barker. 

The &ther was afterwards dean of fiaphoe. For his other sons, see SegiHer^ 
annis 1759 <^d 1777. 

Page 56. — Thomas Johnson. 

This scholar, who died at his sister's house, Portland place, Manchester, was buried 
in the Derby chapel of the Collegiate church. His youngest and last surviying sister, 
Mary, died at Ardwick 21st June 1839, ^^&^ ^'* ^^ sister Elizabeth, who married 
George Ormerod, esq., of Buiy, died at Manchester 13th April 1822, aged 70. His 
&ther died i8th April 1763, and was buried in the Derby chapel of the Collegiate 

Page 57. — William Arrowsmith, 

His name occurs among the scholars present at the first anniversary only. 

Page 58. — Samuel Martin. 

To the extract from his &ther's monumental inscription these words should be 

AgnoBcas, Lector, viri eximiam pietatem, 

Et mores apprim^ spectatos, 

£t in Uteris, cum sacris, turn humaaioribus, 

Haud mediocrem progressum ; 


At in hAo unidL laude proraus luerens, 
Pro certo babens, 
Qu6d qoanto erat in terrenis opibos 
Acoumnlandis modestior, 
Tanto Bplendidiorem in CoBlia 
Cbriflti gratis 
Sortietur coronam. 
Appleby school then ranked high. He is spoken of thus in the earlier part of the 
inscription : '* florentissims SchoUs de Appleby magister celeberrimus." 

Page 60. — Thomas Braithweite, 

The date of his marriage is 9th August 1792. He is buried in the ohanoel of 
Stepney church. 

Page 6 1. — Houstoune Radcliffe, 

He resigned the prebendal stall at Ely when he became prebendary of Canterbury 
in 1795. He was appointed archdeacon of Canterbury on 19th May 1803 ; and sub- 
dean of Bath and Wells on 21st September 181 a. 

Page 62. — Richard Sandbach. 
He died nth August 1788. 

Page 62. — Cyril Jackson, 

There are two memorials of ** the Dean" at Felpbam. On the stone oyer his hum- 
ble grave in the churchyard, his name, age, and the date of his death only are inscribed, 
with this text of Holy Scripture : " Enter not into judgment with Thy seryant, O 
Lord, for in- Thy sight shall no man liying be justified.'* Under the east window of 
the chancel there is the following inscrtption on a stone tablet : 
Pietatis ergo in Domini Templum Fenestra hsec instaurata et ornata est. A.D. 1855. 
Memorise dScatur Cyrilli Jackson, olim in iBde Christi, Oxon., Decani, 

Yiri multiplici eruditione insigniti, 
Quern singulari coluerunt amore, amici, aequales, Principes, Alumni. 

Hsec littora senesoens adiit, neo moriens alibi requieeccre voluit. 
Obiit die Sextilis mensis undericesimo, anno Salutis 1819, setatis 73. 
When the present rector of Felpham, the Bey. C. B. Wollaston, M.A., restored 
the parish church, eleyen years ago, he applied to several friends and pupils of the 
dean, asking their contributions to the restoration as a memorial to this great and 
good man, their being no monument to him in the church ; and judging from the 
encouragement which tiie rector received, there would have been erected a monument 
worthy of such a man had not a personal friend of the dean interposed to prevent it, 
thinking that it would not be at all in accordance with the dean's wishes. But 
upwards of one hundred pounds had been already collected, and this sum was 
expended on the east window of the chancel as a memorial, as the inscription given 
above implies. 


A memoir of Cyril Jackson appeared, soon after his death, in the ChniUmaaCt 
Magazine for 18 19, pp. 459-463, which gave rise to a little controTersy. In the 
following number of that magazine (see p. 486) there is a letter, signed Academicus, 
wherein it is maintained that dean Bagot introduced many of the reforms and im- 
provements of which Cyril Jackson had the credit To this a reply, signed Alumnus, 
appeared in the next year. (See OenUematCa Magazine, 1820, pt. i. p. 504). 

Dr. Parr, Forson, and Vicesimus Knox all spoke in the highest terms of Cyril 
Jackson's scholarship, judgment, and management of his college. With reference to 
the office which he held as sub-preceptor to the prince of Wales, it is pleasing to 
record that the prince retained such an affection for his old tutor that, with his 
brother the duke of York, he visited him on his death-bed at Felpham, where a last 
and most touching intenriew took place. The royal princes were moved to tears at 
the earnest words of the dying man. 

In S. Martin's church at Stamford there is a monument to his father and mother. 
It bears on it merely the dates of their death, and these few words : 

Parentibus Optimis 
Filii msrentes 
His mother died 2nd March 1785, in her 66th year. 

Page 65. — Robert Dean. 

He matriculated at Brasenose college on the i8th March 1758, and is, pro- 
bably, the magistrate of that name, acting for the division of Bolton in 1797, and 
the incumbent of Bradshaw chapel, in that parish. He was very much looked up 
to as a man of sound judgment, and as an adviser in matters connected with Bolton. 
He built, and until his death resided at, G-oodwin house, in Little Bolton, and was 
buried at the parish church with military honours, having been chaplain to the 
volunteers, and his funeral was attended by all classes of his fellow-townsmen as a 
mark of respect for his character. 

Page 65. — Foster Bower. 

He is mentioned in a memoir given of Thomas Dogherty, esq., barrister-at-law, of 
Gray's Inn, who had been his clerk (see Gentleman^ s Magazine^ 1805, p. 1074), as "a 
profound lawyer," and remarkable for " the neatness and conciseness of his drafts.*' 

Shakspeare Philips, esq., of Manchester, married, in 1800, the eldest daughter of 
John Bower Jodrell, esq. 

Page 66. — Robert Markland. 

He married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Bobert Hibbert, esq., of Manchester, 
and sister to George Hibbert, esq., of London, a most distinguished West India mer- 
chant, some time M.P. for Seaford, and the originator of the West India docks in 
the port of London, and of whom there is an interesting memoir in the Oenileman^s 
Magazine, 1838, pp. 96-99, with the signature of J. H. M. (James H. Markland), 



*' from a sketch of Mr. Hibbert's life and character, printed for private ciroidation." 
She died at Bath, aged 84, on the 12th of March 1838, on the day following the 
death of her jonnger sister, Mrs. Esther Hibbert, of the same city, at the age of 7 1 . 

Page 69. — IVilliam ffarington. 

l^ixt a pedigree of this family see Baines's Lancashire, vol.'iii. p. 446. This scholar 
(the eldest son of the vicar of Leigh and Hester his wife, daughter and coheiress of 

Gilbody, esq., of Manchester) married Ann Frances, daughter and coheiress of 

William Nash, esq., and died in 1803, leaving four sons, three of whom were in the 
navy and ohe in the army ; and one daughter. Three of the sons died abroad. The 
eldest and surviving son (living 1865) is William fiarington, esq., of Woodvale in the 
Isle of Wight, a vice-admiral in the navy. 

Page 70. — James Goddard. 

This scholar was not the immediate successor to William Bagshawe, who was 
ejected in 1662, and died at Great Hucklow, in the parish of Hope, in Derbyshire, 
where he was the minister of a congregation of dissenten in 1702. William Bag- 
shawe was the author of a work entitled, De Spiritualibus Feed ; or, Notes concern' 
ing the work of Ood in the High Feak^ and some of those who have been workers 
together with Ood; and also of some devotional tracts. 

Page 7 1. — JoAn Taylor. 

Br. John Taylor married the widow of the Bev. Dr. Lyne, rector of Eynesbury in 

Hunts, and sister to the late Eev. Walker, incumbent and patron of the great 

rectory of Tilehurst in Berks. In the Qentlemafis Magazine for 1808, pp. 963-4, 
there is a laudatory notice of colonel Charles Taylor, of the 20th regiment of dra- 
goons, who died at the age of 36. 

Page 72. — Richard Crewe. 

He married Milborough, daughter of Samuel AUpress, esq., of Jamaica, and left 
issue three sons and one daughter. His youngest son was the Bev. Willoughby 
Crewe, B.C.L., rector of Warmingham in Cheshire. 

Page 78. — James Pedley, 

His widow, Martha, died aged 81, on the and October 1837. 

Page 78. — Joseph Green, 

He matriculated at Brasenose college, Oxford, at the age of 18, on the 17th 
March 1763 ; and took the degree of B.A., as a member of Corpus Christi college, on 
the 30th October 1766. 

I have no doubt that this scholar was elected from Brasenose to Corpus Christi 
college, as the Lancashire scholar. In the Register of the latter college we find Johm 
Ghneen, who is described as bom in the parbh of Leigh, in the county of Lancaster, 
admitted scholar on the a 3rd of April 1763 ; and in 1768 another was elected to the 



place yacant by the death of John Green, bachelor of arts. But there is among the 
graduates of Oxford no John Gbeen, B.A., of Corpus Christi college. Joteph Green, 
of that college, graduated BA. 30th October 1766. • 

Page 79. — Thomas Foxiey. 

His father was also rector of S. Mary's, Manchester. There is in the OenUema^s 
Maff<iziite for 1839, p. 215, a notice of this scholar, who was yicar of Batley for forty 
years, in which mention is made of his high classical attainments, especially in Latin 
composition. The portrait referred to in the note to his name in the Seffuier was 
presented to him by his parishioners and friends. Subsequently, on the fiftieth anni* 
Tersary of his incumbency at Badoliffe, he received the gift of a splendid silyer salver, 
" rendered much more precious by a truthful inscription." He died at Uneworth 
lodge, near Badcliffe. [His library, paintings and engravings were sold by auction in 
Manchester in September 1839. C] 

Page 81. — Thomas Stanley. 

Bom 14th September, and baptised at Winwick church, nth October 1749. 

Page 85. — John Gartside, 

Johu Gartside, esq., of Crumpsall, appears among the feoffees of Chetham's hos- 
pital in 1788. 

Page 87. — James Peake, 

In 1790 he was presented to the rectory of Kingsley, near Cheadle, Staffordshire, 
but never resided there, and held the benefice for only a few years. He was chaplain 
to the duke of Devonshire, and incumbent of Edensor in Derbyshire, where he died 
ist December 1803, in the 59th year of his age. A Latin inscription on his memorial 
stone at Edensor ends with these words : 

Et tanta erat oris atque orationis 

Commendatio, ut se quisque monitis 

Libenter attentum preeberet. 

" Multis ille flebilis oocidit." 

Page 88. — George Case. 

He became a very eminent merchant at Liverpool, was receiver-general of taxes for 
the county of Lancaster, a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant. He was an alderman 
of the corporation of Liverpool, serving the office of mayor in 1781, and was also 
a member of the club known in Liverpool in 1775 as the "Unanimous Society," 
which was composed of gentlemen of the first £Euni]ies of the town, and of which 
there is an entertaining history in Brooke's Litferpool, pp. 290-298. He died at 
Walton priory near Liverpool, aged 88, on the 2nd of November 1836, and was 
buried at Pirescot church, where there is a handsome mediBBval monument to his 



Page 90. — /oJkn Stanley, 

Bora 13th January, and baptised at Win wick church 13th February 1 750-1. 

Page 91. — James Rudd, 

This scholar is James Kudd, D.D., who was for thirty-seren years rector of Full 
Sutton near York, and perpetual ourate of Walton in the same county, and who had 
in early life been minister of S. Paul's church, Edinburgh There is no Dr. James 
Hudd among the graduates of Oxford or Cambridge ; but I find in the Begister of 
Graduation in the uniyersity of Edinburgh, that **on the 13th April 1788, the degree 
of D.D. was conferred on James Rudd, A.B., vicar of Walton, Yorkshire, and 
minister of the Episcopal chapel, Edinburgh," which clearly identifies him. There is 
a marble tablet in the chancel of Full Sutton church, where he is buried, recording 
that he died on the 23rd of February 1827, aged 83 years, and his wife Coekbum, 
daughter of William Elliott, esq., of Edinburgh, on the 8th of February 18 17, aged 
65 years. He was father of the Bey. Eric Budd, who was yicar of Appleby in Lin- 
eolnshire, and perpetual curate of Thome, in the West Biding of Yorkshire. (See 
C^emtlemaiCn Magaaine^ 1827, PP- »7i *nd 376.) 

Page 92. — James Stanley. 

Born 26th December, and baptised at Winwick 24th January 1752. 

^ge 93. — John Antrobus. 

"John, son of Walter Antrobus, of Northwioh, apothecary, baptized 26th No- 
vember 1749." {Par. Reg:) 

Page 94. — B, C. Swinnerton. 

For mention of Thomas Swinnerton, esq., and Butterton hall« see QmiiUmatCB 
»"«> i794> pp. 1077-81. 

Page 95. — Jonadab Mort. 

*< Jonadab, son of John Mort, of Northwioh, badger, baptized 30 Sept. 1750." 
(Par. iijjr.) 

Page 96. — James Norman. 

"Died at Tottenham, 3 Sept. 1821, aged 68, Mr. James Norman, formerly mer- 
chant of Manchester." (Chnil^man*§ Magaatine^ 182 1, p. 285.) 

Page 99. — George Lloyd. 

At the annual speech day in 1764, he recited a copy of English verses, of which 
the subject was " pax reddita.*' His daughter Bfary Anne, who married the late 
Bey. C. D. Wray, died 27th July 1839. 

Page 101. — Robert Clayton, 

He was bom in 1746, and died s.p. in August 1839, at Adlington hall, aged 92. 


Page 1 01. — Richard Moorcroft 

At the public speeoh day in 1764, he recited a Latin poetical exercise, qf which 
the subject was *' oelebrare domestica facta.*' 

Page 103. — Thomas Bancroft, 

Many and remarkable as were the excellencies of this vicar of Bolton, he, like 
others of his day, was not great in his knowledge of church architecture, nor mind- 
ful of the duty of maintaining those peculiar featmvs in his parish church which 
were most worthy of careful preservation. For it was during his incumbency that 
the caryed wood canopies surmounting the stalls, of the chancel, and the screen 
which separates the chancel from the nave, were destroyed. At the same time the 
pulpit and reading desk were removed from their ancient sites, and placed, where 
they stood till a few months ago, blocking up the view of the altar, " like a three 
decker in full sail westward," as this frightful and most objectionable arrangement 
has been called. The present vicar of Bolton tells me that the parish church is now 
about to be rebuilt at the sole cost of a parishioner to the amount of £30,000. 

It is pleasant to record the name of Peter Ormrod, esq., of Halliwell hall, Bol- 
ton, as the munificent Churchman who has the honour of promoting this good and 
holy work. 

Page 116. — William Wagstaff^ sen. 

The Bev. W. B. Hay, who married his third daughter, was the youngest son of 
the hon. Edward Hi^y, fourth son of the seventh earl of Kinnoul. He was in early 
life a barrister, and subsequently took holy orders. He succeeded Thomas Butter- 
worth Bayley, esq., as chairman of the Salford quarter sessions, and died at Ackworth 
rectory, in Yorkshire, on the loth December 1840, aged 78. 

Page 131. — Miles Popple, 

He was one of the founders in 179a of the Literary and Philosophical Society of 
Hull. His only son, Edmund, who was of Trinity college, Cambridge; A.B. 18x9, 
and nineteenth among the senior optimes ; and A. M. 182a ; took holy orders, and died 
at his father's house at Welton in 1829, aged 32. 

Page 133. — Abraham Ashworth. 

In my enquiries after this scholar I met with another Abraham Ashworth, some- 
what junior in years, and the son of humble parents ; but the record of whose liie is, 
probably, no unfair representation of that of many a poor curate in the last century. 
He was thirty-four years curate of Weaverthorpe and Helperthorpe, in the county of 
York, where he died on the 6th of February 1838, in the 63rd year of his age. He 
lived a plain, rustic life, filling and driving his own cart, and working on his little 
farm like a labourer. So Us from 

" Passing rich with forty pounds a year,*' 
the stipend of his united curacies amounted to the annual sum of twenty-five pounds, 



with the lue of about fifteen acres of land. Yet, by teaching the village school, he 
contriyed to scrape together sufficient money to buy and build several cottages in the 
Tillage of Weayerthorpe, whilst at the same time, according to tradition, he always 
appeared to liye yery comfortably, and, as people say, to keep a good table ! 

This description of his simple and industrious life, not abhorrent from tp»^»^i*^ 
labour, renders the following eccentric act less unworthy of credit than it otherwise 
would haye been. When his &ther, who resided with him, died, he himself droye 
the corpse, in his own cart, to his native place, Heptonstall^ in the West Riding, for 
burial ! There is a head-stone to his memory in the churchyard of Weayerthorpe. 

Page 136. — Edmund Chalmer. 

The fitmily of Chalmer has long ceased to be connected with Liverpool. This 
scholar would probably be related to Mr. Francis Chalmer, who in 1 80a contested the 
representation of that town with generals Ghscoyne and Tarleton, obtaining the indg- 
nifioant number of thirty-one votes. He addressed himself to the feelings of the 
lower orders, representing himself, by way of clap-trap, as the advocate, par excel- 
lenee, of ** a large loaf and cheap bread," and ornamenting his flags and colours with 
highly attractive loaves of prodigious dimensions. (See B. Brooke's Liverpool, 
Svo, 1 85-, pp. 304-6. 

Page 136. — William Boardman, 

In the ChtUlemaH*s Magatine for 1825, there is the following record : ** Died 30th 
July, at Temple Sowerby, the residence of her brother, Joshua Marriott, esq., Isabella, 
widow of William Boardman, esq., of Penzance, Cornwall, and formerly of Parr's 
Wood, near Manchester." 

Page I44. — Thomas Wright. 

He died at the age of 84. His father was not vicar of Derby, but of S. Peter's, 

Page 145. — Benjamin Banner. 

The widow of Bei^amin Banner died at Cheltenham in the year 1842. 

Page 147. — William Johnson. 

He was bom at Manchester on the i6th June 1761, and died at Altrincham on the 
6th January 1821, and was buried there. His father, who was the second son of 
Thomas Johnson, esq., of Bolton-le-Moors (bom 13th August 17 15, and died 19th 
May 1769), was, with others of his family, buried in the Derby chapel of Manchester 
Collegiate church. He was a merchant of Manchester, but during the insurrection 
of 1744-5 served as a volunteer in the regiment raised by the duke of Devonshire. 
He married Ellen, daughter of Rawstorne of Manchester. 

Page 148. — Thomas Boardman. 

Brother to colonel J. H. Boardman (see Reffitler, p. 130). Thomas Boardman, 
who attended the earlier anniversaries, was nonstable of Manchester in 1796. 


Page 155. — Darcey Lever, 

The Bey. John Leyer died in February 1807, aged 75. 

Page 159. — Henry Porter, 

Hit widow, FranoeB, died at Enfield 14th June 1841. 

Page 163. — Thomas Myddleton. 

He is said to hare taken holy orden, and to haye had a benefice in the north. 

Page 164. — John Gatliffe, 

He was appointed ohaplain in 1794, vmw Doming Baabotham. He died at Brink- 
worth hall, near York. He was in his day admired and followed as an eloquent 
preacher. [He was highly distinguished as a preacher. I remember hearing him 
and thinking his yoice and deliyery yery fine. I was not so much struck with his 
matter. CJ\ 

Page 164. — Thomas White. 

The house where he liyed in King street, is the site of the present Town hall. 

Page 166. — Matthew Bloor, 

He took holy orders, and was for a time curate of Oyer, in Cheshire, liying there 
near the church, but he was neyer beneficed, and afterwards resided on his own pro- 
perty at Cross Lanes. He died in 1829 (immarried) from the effect of injuries reoeiyed 
in an attack of burglars upon his house, whom, notwithstanding his adyanced age, he 
fought manfully. He is buried at Oyer. The two men who committed the burglary 
were hung. His property at Cross Lanes is now held by some distant relations named 
Shore, who are farmers there. 

Page 173. — Thomas Mort Froggatt. 

He left a son, Thomas Sutton Mort Froggatt, esq., who died immarried, and a 
daughter, Sarah, who died 12th February i860, haying married, first, John Adam 
Durie, esq., and had issue ; and secondly, Malcolm Nugent Boss, esq., who died 5th 
Noyember 1865, but s.p. 

Page 181. — Joseph Blacklock, 

Bobert Blaoklock, the father of this scholar, whose pareuts were quakers and sub- 
stantial yeoman in the North, was bom at Carlisle in 1733, and was sent to Bury to 
learn the trade of oalioo printing, at which town he was a fellow-apprentice with the 
first Bobert PeeL He afterwards commenced business at Strangeways. 

Joseph, ihe elder of two sons, became a calico printer, at first in partnership with 
his couBin, the firm being Blacklock and Bradahaw, and subsequently with Mr. 
Appleby, and retired from business in affluence about the year 1 815. He died on the 


loth of April 1828, aged 67, and is buried at Denton (where there is a tablet to his 
memorj in the church), leaving a widow but no chQdren. The present repreeentaiiTo 
of thia funilj is W. T. Blaoklock, esq., jnstioe of the peace, one of the trustees of 
Christ church, Salford, and a director of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, the 
son of John, the younger brother of this scholar, and resides at Hopefield, Pendleton, 
near Manchester. 


Kamefl annotated in the Text are distingiushed here by being printed in ItaUet. 

f. iB a contraction for father. 

A DAMSON, Richard f. John, 17. 
Addison, Edmund f . Bichard, 113. 

John f. Richard, 113-14. 

Adeiff William f. Joseph, 70. 
AdnvUf Thomas f. John, aoi-3. 
Ainsworth, Henrj f. Richard, 44. 

Thomas £ William, 143. 

Albiston, Thomas f. John, 210. 
Aloock, WiQiam f. William, 147. 
Aldcroft, Charles f. William, 148. 

William f. William, 90. 

Aldred, John f. William, 106. 

William f. William, i6a. 

Alexander, William f. William, 88. 
Alkin, Thomas f. James, 25. 

f. Thomas, 30. 

f. John, 57. 

f. Joseph, 5. 

f. Joseph, 7. 

f. Thomas, 6. 
f. Joseph, 25. 
£ Thomas, 26. 
f. Joseph, 25, 223. 
f. George, 12. 

£ John, 136. 
Alrec[,'William £ William, 6. 
Alranley lord ; see Arden, ^ch. Pepper. 
Amson, Elisha £ Edward, 30. 
Andrews, Robert £ Joseph, 37. 
Antrobw, John £ Walter, 93, 233. 

Samuel .£ Edward, 158. 

Aniwieeel Thomas £ Thomas, 32. 
Arden, John £ John, 45. 

Sichard Pepper £ John, 45-8, 

Arderne, Henry £ Richard, 44. 
Arnold, WiUiam £ Richard, 76-8. 
Arrowsmith, James £ Richard, 26. 

John £ Thomas, 50. 

Jonathan £ Thomas, 146. 

Thomas £ Thomas, 88. 

— WiUiam £ Thomas, 57, 228. 
Asheton, Richard, jun., 121. 

— — Rioihard, sen., 121. 

Allen, James 








AJlford, John 
AUsop, John 

Ashton, Charles £ James, 18. 

Jamee £ James, 5, 220. 

Rcdph £ sir Ralph, 53. 

'Jliomas £ Edmund, 26. 

Thomas £ James, 5. 

William £ James, 9. 

William £ Thomas, 144. 

Ashworth, Abraham ' £ Simon, 133, 

James £ Robert, 10. 

John £ Joshua, 137. 

Joshua £ Robert, 10. 

Lawrance £ John, 16. 

— ^ Robert £ Robert, 16. 

Thomas £ Simon, 133. 

Asley, Luke £ Thomas, 132. 
-^— Thomas £ Thomas, 132. 
AspeU, James £ James, 141. 
AipinaU, John £ James, 113. 

John £ Richard, 106. 

Aspinell, Christopher £ John, 142. 
Assheton, sir Raphe, i. 

Rev. WUliam, i. 

Atkinsony Peter £ Peter, 36. 
Audeley, John £ G^rge, 70. 
Audley, Richard £ George, 157. 
Aynscough, Thomas, 121. 
Ayre, John £ Jolm, 94. 

BAGNALL, John £ John, 74. 
— — Samuel £ John, 91. 
Bagshaw, John £ William, 132. 

William £ William, 72. 

Baguley, Adam £ Adam, 35. 
Baker, Edward £ John, 67. 
^— Francis £ John, 50. 
— John £ John, 102. 

Thomas £ John, 44. 

Baldwin, John, 126. 

Bancroft, Bei^amin £ Robert, 44. 

James £ Robert, 28. 

James £ Thomas, 96. 

— — Joseph £ Robert, 32. 

Thomas f.Thomas, 103-6, 125,234. 



Bancroft, William f. Bobert, 183. 

William f. Thomas, 38. 

Bandcroft, Thomas f. Thomas, 25. 
BankeSy William 
Banner, Benjamin 

Barker, Alexander 

f. William, 91-2. 
f. Thomas, 145-6, 

f. Q«orge, 79. 
^-— Immanuel f. William, 84. 

James f. John, 89. 

John f. John, 6. 

^— John f. John, 141. 

— Joseph f. John, 181. 

— Nathaniel f. John, 147. 

Bobert f. Robert, 84. 

Samuel f. John, 163. 

William f. William, 55, 228. 

Barkley, James f. William, 89. 
Barlow, Benjamin f. Benjamin, 137. 
Edwaitl f. Benjamm, 90. 

— Francis f. Boser, 31. 

Isaiah f. Isaiah, 106. 

James f. Benjamin, 17. 

James f. Thomas, 30. 

John f. Isaiah, 140. 

— John f. John, 26. 

John f. Thomas, 28. 

John f. Thomas, 163. 

John Brown f. John, 53. 

— — Richard f. James, 106. 

f. John, 211. 

f. Thomas, 157. 
f. Edward, 5. 
f. John, 1 20. 

f. Benjamin, 90. 

f. John, 144. 

f. Thomas, 28. 


— Bichard 






Barnes, Charles f. John, 26. 

Charles f. John, 141, 

James f. John, 3. 

John f. John, 150. 

John f. Samuel, 143. 

WiUiam f. William, 32. 

Barrow, John f. Josiah, 146. 

Peter f. Peter, 89. 

Peter f. Peter, 97. 

Bartholomew, John f. John, 50. 
Barton, Alexander f. Miles, 203-4^ 
Qeorge f. Gkorge, 16. 

Henry f. Miles, 148. 

Henry f. Bichard, 9, 

James f. Balph, 7. 

John f. John, 18. 

— John f. MUes, 148. 

— Patrick f. Thomas, 39. 

Bart<m, Bichard f. George, 5. 

Biehard f. Bichard, 7. 

Boger f. Miles, 175. 

— Thomas f. Jolm, 11. 

Basnett, Basnett Birch f . Willism, 1 37 . 

John f. William, 195. 

Batee, Hewry f. Heniy, 53. 

— Joah t Henry, 58-60. 
Batty, John f. Daniel, 10. 
Bawdwen, William f. William, 212. 
Baxter, Henry f. Henry, 1 14. 

Bobert f. John, 162. 

Bayleyj Jamen f. James, 31, 225. 
John f. James, 31. 

Samuel t James, 26, 224. 

Beard, Thomas f. James, 148. 
Bell, Joseph f. John, 38. 
Bennett, John f. John, 186-7. 
Bennison, Samnel f. Samuel, 180. 
Bentley, Francis f. John, 72. 

Daniel f. William, 136. 

John f. Joseph, 50. 

WiUiam f. William, 27. 

Bereqford, John f. Francis, 195. 
Berry, James f. James, 31. 

William f. Lawrence, 147. 

Berwick, Edward f. James, 38. 
James f. James, 96. 

— John f. James, 106. 
Beemehe, John f. Charles, 79. 

— Lomax f. Bobert, 26. 
Bethune ; see Drinkwater, John. 
Birch, Arnold f. Joseph, 10. 
— - G^rge f. George, 157. 

George f. Samuel, 25. 

— - James f. James, 97. 

John £. Joseph, 11. 

John f. Josiah, 120. 

— — John f. Samuel, 17. 

Joseph f. Bobert, 38. 

Bobert f. Jonathan, 188. 

Bobert f. Bobert, 38. 

Samuel f. James, 186. 

— ^- Samuel f. John, 28. 

Samuel f. Samuel, 16, 223. 

Samuel f. Samuel, 17. 

Samuel f. Samuel, 211. 

Thomas f. Bobert, 52. 

Thomas f. Samuel, 16, 

William f. Samuel, 189. 

William f. Thomas, 17. 

Blackburn, Samuel f. Bichaord, 214. 
Blackhurst, Thomas f. Thomas, 189. 
Bladklooh, Joseph f. Bobert, 181, 236. 



MlacoWf Richard f. Thomas, 12, 22a. 
Blinkhom, James f. Nathaniel, 31. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 211. 

Blomeley, TAomtu f. James, 113. 
£loor, Matthew f. Edward, 166, 236. 
Boardman^ Edward ' f. John, 7. 

Haydoch f. Thomas, 130. 

Heniy f. George, 61. 

James f. Charles, 94. 

James f. James, 6. 

James f. Samuel, 90. 

John f. John, 145. 

— John f. John, 93. 

Joseph f. Josiah, 163. 

Robert f. Thomas, 148. 

Robert f. William, 6. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 54. 

Thonuu f. Thomas, 148, 235. 

William f. Thomas, 136, 235. 

BoltoD, Thomas f. Henry. 120. 

Thomas £ John, 148. 

Thomaa f. Thomas, 50, 227. 

Booth, Bartholomew f. Bartholomew, 

George f. Joshua, 119. 

James f. George, 184. 

Jantes f. Richard, 5. 

Jonathan f. James, 96. 

Montague f. John, 9. 

Robert f. James, 121. 

Robert f. Robert, 37. 

— - Samuel f. Thomas, 169. 

Thomas f. George, 183. 

Battley, George f. William, 153. 

Bostock, Richard f. John, 54. 

Bouker, Thomas f. Joseph, 6. 

Bourne, John f. William, 4. 

Bower, Foster f. Miles, 65-66, 230. 

George Buckley f. Buckley, 78-9. 

John f. John, 26. 

John f. Miles, 65. 

Miles f. Miles, 131. 

Samuel f. John, 180. 

Bowers, Betvfamin f. William, 49, 50. 

James f. William, 27. 

John f. John, 143. 

John f. William, 8. 

William f John, 97. 

Bowker, John f. John, 169. 

BownesSy WiUiam f. Thomas, 1 14. 

Boyer, Arthur f. Samuel, 95. 

Bradley, Gkorge f. Gkorge, 16. 

Jjawranoe f. George, 16. 

Bradshaw, Charles f. James, 158. 

Bradshaw, James f. John, 56. 

John f. John, 38. 

Jonathan f. William, 97. 

Samuel f. Richard, 211. 

Thomas f. John, 32. 

Braithweiie, Thomas f. Thomas, 60, 

Bramall, George f. Jeremiah, 163. 
BramweU, Charles f. Charles, 6, 220. 

James f. Charles, 97. 

Bredbury, James f James, 7. 
Brettarghy WiUiam f. James, 4. 
Bridge, Christopher f. Robert, 140. 

lUdph f. Robert, 140. 

Brierley, James f. Samuel, 180. 
-B^V^'i BLsnrg f. Richard, 113. 

John f. James, 189. 

Richard f. Richard, 113. 

Bright, Jonathan f. Jonathan, '94. 
Briskoow, John f. John, 171. 
Broadhead, Joshua f. Robert, 195. 
Bromley, JSienry f. John, 97. 

Richard f. John, 53. 

Robert f. John, 38. 

Thomas f. John, 97-8. 

Bromw ell, W illiam f. James, 91. 
BMOOKB, EENBT, hieh master, i, 

220 ; condition of school under, 1-2 ; 

resignation of, 33. 

Rey. William, i. 

Brookes, Joshua f. Thomas, 109-13. 
Brooks, John f. John, 54. 
Broom, Sichard f. John, 137. 
Brown, Bolton f. John, 6. 
— — — James f. Josiah, 28. 

Peter f. John, 26. 

Peter f. Peter, 54. 

WiUiam f. Jeremy, 18. 

William f. John, 65. 

Brownson, Thomas f. Thomas, 169. 
Buckley, .fohn f. Richard, 174- 

— John f. Robert, 91. 

Thomas f Joseph, 157. 

Budworth, Joseph f. Joseph, 148-50. 
Burdett, John f Peter, o-j. 

Peter f. Pet«r, loiS. 

Burges, Samuel f. Henry, 72. 
Burgess, James f. William, 60. 

— Samuel f. William, 60. 

Samuel f. William, 67. 

Burrows John f. James, 35. 
Bury, Robert f Robert, 96. 
Butterworth, John f. Robert, 142. 
Byers, Theophilus f. Daniel, 96. 

I I 



BTm, William f. Nicholas, 90. 
Byrom, John, 33, 122. 
Byrtlee, John f. Thomas, 53. 

/^ABDALEf George f. (George, 

O 187-8. 

Carr^ John f. Anthony, 85-7, 102. 
Carter, William f. Bichard, 171. 
Cawt Cftorge f. John, 88, 232. 
Catoley^ Jame» f. William, 213-14. 
Chad, Jer. f. Jo^, 27. 
Chadwioky Charles f. John, 137-40, 

-— — John f. Adam, 4. 

— Jordan, 1. 

Chadwicko, James f. Adam, 11. 

— William f. William, 74. 
Chalmer, Edmund f. Thomas, 136, 235. 
Chandler, James f. Heazay, 38. 
Chapman, Bobert f. Bobert, 120. 
Chappel, Bobert James, f. Thomas, 1 07 . 
Cheetham, John f. Peter, 182. 
Chesshyre, Edward f. Thomas ; his 

grammar school song, 175-7. 
Chester, bishop of; see Feploe, Samuel. 
Chetham, Cornelius f. James, 103. 
—— James f. James, 141. 

— Joseph f. John, 146. 
— — Samuel, i . 

Chewe, Thomas f. John, 78, 
Chisenhale, John f. John, 178. 
Cholmondeley, John f. Thomas, 156. 
Chorlton, Charles f. Samuel, 148. 
— — Charles f. William, 163. 

— John f. William, 1 36. 
— — William f. John, 9. 
Chrichleyy John f. Benjamin, 8. 
Christopher, William f. William, 64. 
Clark, John f. Thomas, 107. 
Clarke^ Thomas f. John, 165. 
Clayton, James f. James, 107. 

■ John f. John, 109. 

John f. John, 147. 

Robert f. John, 100, loi, 233. 

Bev. Thomas, 124. 

William f. Cteorgo, 84. 

' William f. John, 97. 
Cleggy Abraham f. Abraham, 107. 
— — - Ashworth f. James, 84. 

James f. John, 78. 

JoMi f. Abraham, 107. 

Jobn f. John, 94. 

Clough^ James f. John, 57. 
John f. Daniel, 4. 

Clough, Joseph f. Nathaniel, 54* 
— — Nathaniel f. John, 36. 
Robert f. Nathaniel, 44. 

— William f. Nathaniel, 8. 
Clowes^ Richard^ 35-^- 

Richard f. Thomas, 25. 

— — . Samuel f. Samuel, 80-1. 

William f. Samuel, 136. 

Clulow, William f. John, 187. 
Cockbain, John f. Isaac, 195. 
Cockbum, Samuel f. Daniel, 1^9. 
Cockerill, Edward f. James, 95. 

John f James, 114. 

Collier, Bichard f. Andrew, 5. 

Thomas f. John, 171. 

William f. Peter, 141. 

CoUins, James f. Bobert, 10. 
Cook, James f. James, 69. 
CooksoD, Thomas f. Thomas, 4. 
Cooper, iSeDJamiu f. John, 8. 
John f. John, 209. 

— Joseph f. John, 169. 

— Samuel f. Samuel, 1 36. 

Samuel f. Samuel, 146. 

lliomas f. John, 209. 

Coppock, Samuel f. Edward, 9. 

Thomas f. John, i, 2-3. 

— — Thomas f. Bobert, 6. 
Corbett, William f. John, 195. 
Cornish, John f. Joseph, 106. 
Cottam, John f. Thomas, 114. 
Crallan, James i. James, 31. 
John f. James, 79. 

Thomas f. James, 64. 

CressweU, Samuel f. John, 147. 
Crewe, baron; see Crewe, John. 
John f. John, 54-5, 228. 

— Richard f. John, 72, 231. 
CrippSf Francis f. Thomas, 214. 
Crompton, James f. William, 89. 
Crook, John f. John, 69. 
Cross, John f. Thomas, 163. 
Crouchleif^ John f. Adam, 27. 
Crow, Peter f. James, 60. 

T\AaaEBS, William 

DaintrVy John 
Dane, James 


Daniel, John 

f. William, 

f. John, 186. 
f. John, 96. 
f. John, 144. 
f. John, 147. 
Dannett, Henry f. John, 150-51. 
Robert f. John, 88, 151. 
Thomas f. John, 88, 151. 



JDarh^ff^ JohUf secoud master, 123, 129; 

his addresA to general Fooli, 1 29. 
DarweUl, John f. Randle, 31. 
Detuntesey, John f. John, 52. 
Dayenport, Cliarles f. Edward, 3. 

James f. John, 134. 

Jonathan f. John, 146. 

DaTiea, John 
Darifi, Thomas 
Daviaon, James 
Dawson, Isaac 
■ Jeremiah 
— -^ John 
' John 
-^— John 

— Joseph 

— Joseph 

— Samuel 
^— Thomas 

— William 
Deaconj John 

f. John, 91. 
f. John, 206. 
f. Bohert, 141. 
f. Bartholomj, 6. 
f. John, 15. 
f. James, 163. 
f. James, 133. 
f. John, 15. 
f. Joseph, 102. 
f. William, 15. 
f. James, 163. 
f. Joseph, 93. 
f. John, 165. 
f. Joseph, 67. 
f. William, 5. 
f. Thomas, 57. 
f. Thomas, 69. 

— Thomeu f. Thomas, 57. ^ 
Dean, Dr. J., 122. 

— Riehard f. Thomas, 147. 

■ Robert f. Robert, 65, 230. 
— — Samuel f. John, 67. 

— Thomeu f. Thomas, 137. 
Dearden, Charles f. Thomas, 90. 

— Robert f. Robert, 44. 

— Thomas f. Thomas, 132. 

Deas, Henry Richmond f. Henrj Rich- 
mond, 189. 
De Quincey, Thomas, 127. 
Derbyshire, Richard f. John, 130. 
Dewhurst, John f. John, 146. 
Dickenson, John f. John, 3. 

— Thomas f. Thomas, 5. 
Dickinson, Henry f. Thomas, 9. 
Diggles, Robert f. Robert, 11, 222. 
Dixon, Richard f. Miles, 93. 

■ lliomas f. Tliomas, 1 1 . 
Dootson, James f. John, 184. 
Douglas, James f. John, 136. 
JDownes, Charles f. Charles, 141. 
— — Charles f. Joseph, 5. 
Joseph f. Charles, 171. 

■ Richard f. Richard, 107. 
Drinkwater^ John f. John, 125, 182-3. 
■■ Thomas f. John, 200-1. 
Dunnington, John f. Thomas, 103. 
— — Thomas f. Thomas, 1 1 9. 

Durden^ John f. James, 173. 
Dutton, George f. John, 52. 
— -^ Samuel f. John, 67. 

T^AMLB, Ralph f. William, 133. 

JUj Thomas f. WiUiam, 133. 

Rdgsy James f. William, 96. 
John f. William, 1 34. 

— Riehard f. WiUiam, 134. 

— WiUiam f. William, 70. 
Edgelyy Samuel f. Samuel, 107. 
Rdwards, John f. William, 65, 
— - Joseph f. William, 76. 
Egerton, sir Holland, i. 

sir Thomas f. sir Thomas, 72-4. 

— William ; see Tat ton. 
EUis, David £. Richard, 212. 

Richard f. John, 203. 

Ellison, Stanhope f. Thomas, 10. 
Ent whistle, John f. Thomas, 17. 
Entwisle, John f. James, 52. 
John ; see Markland, John. 

— Thomas ; see Antwissel^ Thomas. 
Ethelstone, Rev. 0. W., 126. 
Evans, Richard f. James, 38. 
Eyton, Kenrio f. Kenric, 177-8. 

FALKNER, Josiah f. Matthew, 156. 
Thomas f. Thomas, 148. 

Farmer, Ellis f. Ellis, 3. 

WUliam f. Ellis, 8. 

Farnley, George f. George, 147. 
Fenshaw, Benjamin f. Daniel, 70. 

Thomas f. Daniel, 27. 

Fenton, John £. Robert, 92-3. 
Fentcicket John f. John, 214. 

William f, John, 214-15. 

ffarington^ William f. William, 69, 231. 
jffielden^ Robert f. Henry, 173. 

Fielding, Robert ; see ffielden, Robert. 
Fildes, Roger f. John, 182. 
Finch, John f. John, 10. 
Fitton, Henry f. James, 93. 
Fletcher, Chadwick f. Thomas, 32. 
■— Charles f. William, 1 32. 

Edmund f. Edmund Kelshaw, 54. 

GJeorge f. George, 146. 

Isaac f. Stephen, 107. 

James f. William, 120. 

John f. James, 99. 

John f. Stephen, 89. 

John f. William, 7 2. 

Peter f. William, 89. 

Thomas f. John, 96. 




Fletcher, Thomas f. Thomas, 27. 

William f. Thomas, 27. 

William f. William, 96. 

Ford, John f. William, 84. 
Farde, Hugh f. Hugh, 85. 

WUUam f. Hugh, 85. 

Fawden, WUUam f . William, 94. 
Fox, WUUam f. William, 89-90, 125. 
Foxiey, Edward f. Thomas, 93. 

— Thomas f. Thomas, 79-80, 232. 
France, Hemry f. Hemy, 146. 

James f. James, 119. 

— John f. John, 157. 

John f. Thomas, 96. 

— — Thomas f. John, 163. 

— William f. Thomas, 156. 
Froggatt^ Thomas Mori f. Thomas, 

Fullerton, Alexander f. James, 11. 
FunuTal, Thomas f. John, 28. 

GAEDNER, James f. Thomas, 38. 
John f. Lawrence, 169. 

Bohert f. Robert, 92. 

^— Samuel f. Lawrence, 188. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 52. 

Ghurnet, William f. John, 44. 
Oarton, John f. Richard, 30, 225. 
Oarteide, John f. Robert^ 85, 232. 

Thomas f. Robert, 85. 

Gaskell, Thomas f. Thomas, 214. 
Ghistrell, bishop, i. 
Qatleg, Thomas f. Thomas, 140. 
Gatl^y James f. James, 129, 184-5. 
John f. James, 164, 236. 

— William f. James, 211. 
Gee, James f. James, 1 20. 

John f. John, 6. 

Gibbons, Peter f. Peter, 80. 
Gibson, John f. John, 146. 

John f. Richard, 10. 

— ; — William f. John, 157. 
Gilbert, Dr., bishop of Chichester, 124. 
Eohert f. John, 87. 

Thomas f. John, 87. 

Oill, John f. Thomas, 150. 
GKller, James f. Isaac, 1x9. 

John f. Isaac, 94. 

Goadsbg, Thomas f. Francis, 136. 
Ooddard, James f. William, 70. 
Goddard, WilUamf 231. 
Goddart, Edward f. Robert, 195. 
Goodier, Charles f. Samuel, 137. 
Goodwin, Thomas f. John, 1 2. 

— Joshua 



-^— Thomas 


Ghreener, John 

Gooldin, Peter> f. Daniel, 9. 
Gorton, Samuel f. Richafd, 5. 
Greatorex, Charles f. Joshua, 148. 
Gh-een^ Joseph f. James, xo6. 

f. Peter, 78, 231-2. 

f. Joshua, 209. 
f. Matthew, 157. 

f. James, 184. 
f. George, 140. 
f. Matthew, 162. 
f. John, 35. 

John f. John, 72. 

Ghreenhalch, John f. John, 210. 
Ghreenwood, John f. John, 181. 
Chresleg^ Nigel Bowger f . sir Nigel, 1 08-9. 
Greswell, Rev. W. P., 127. 
Griffith, Eyan f. Maurice, 157. 

John f. John, 36. 

John f. M&nrice, 142. 

John f. William, 80. 

Bet>. Dr. Maurice^ 142-3 

Grimshaw, Hugh f. G^rge, xi6. 

Nicholas f. Thomas, 179-80. 

Guest, Thomas f. John, 79. 

Gwillgm, Richard, 216. 

Gnogn, William f. Augustin, 31, 225. 

TTADFlELDy John f . Charles, 1 66. 

_£j[ Joseph f. Thomas, 171. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 171. 

Haigh, Thomas f. Thomas, 92. 
Hall, James f. Samuel, 67. 

Micah f. John, 9, 222. 

Samuel f. Samuel, 42. 

WiUiam f. Samuel, 42, 226. 

SallifiiXy Benjamin f. John, 30. 
Halliwell, James f. Hugh, 8. 

John f. Hugh, 6. 

Ralstead, Domville Foole f. Domyille, 


Peter f. Domville, 181. 

Hammond, John f. William, 175. 
Hamon, William f. Isaac, 207. 
Hampson, James f. G^rge, 137. 

John f. John, 144. 

Joseph f. Peter, 148. 

Richard f. William, 1 1. 

William f. Peter, 146, 

Hamson, John f. John, 25. 
Hankinson, Josiah f.. Joseph, 57. 
Harding, Robert f. Robert, 37. 
Sdrdman, WiUiam f. John, 69-70. 
Hargrave (Hargreayes), Henry f. G^rge, 




Hargreare (HargreaTes) , James f .George, 

(HargreaTes), Marsdeu f. Gh5orge, 

Hargreayes, Q-eorge f. Q«orge, 87. 
John f. George, 137. 

Oliver f. George, 132. 

Harmar, Joshua f. John, 97. 
Harmer, John f. John, 102. 
S'arper, George f. William, 180. 

John f. Thomas, 44. 

Harrison, Edmund f. Samuel, 141. 
George f. Joseph, 140. 

— James f. John, 103. 

James f. John, 171. 

John f. John, 54. 

John f. Joseph, 150. 

John f. Thomas, 17. 

Joseph f. Joseph, 140. 

Biehard f. Bichard, 163. 

— Richard f. Samuel, 1 35-6. 

— Bobert f. John, 69. 
— — Samuel f. Samuel, 1 35. 

Samuel f. William, 1 14. 

Thomaa f. John, 215. 

William f. John, 36. 

WiUiam f. William, 166. 

Harropy James f. Joseph, 183-4. 

Joseph f. James, 6, 220-1. 

Hartley, John f. John, 166. 
Marware, Samuel f. Joseph, 16. 
natfield, William f. John, 100. 
Haughton, James f. Aaron, 156. 

John f. James, 27, 225. 

Hawcourt, John f. John, 54. 
Samuel f. John, 178. 

James f. James, 125, 209-10. 

Hawthorn, Joseph f. Joseph, 132. 
Haywood, David f. Abraham, 83. 
Hazlehurst, Isaac f. Isaac, 42. 
Meap, James f. John, 75. 
"-— Samuel f. Bichard, 148. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 32. 

Heapey^ Joseph f. Isaac, 80. 

Robert f. Isaac, 80. 

Hearst, James f. John, 5 3. 
Heast, John f. William, 83. 
Heath, James f. Bobert, 189. 
Seathootey John Mdensor f. Michael, 

Heatley, Thomas f. Charles, 38. 
Heaton, Thomas f. John, 177. 
Seher, Reginald f. Thomas, 28-30, 225, 
Heckinbotham, William f. Samuel, 12. 

Senchman^ Humphrey f. Charles, 53. 
Henshall, John f. John, 132. 
Henshaw, William f. John, 181. 
Seron, George f. George, 84, 125. 

Peter Kyffin f. George, 107. 

Hewes, James f Gkorge, 163. 

f. John, 140. 
f. John, 187. 
f. BichsjHl, 79. 
f. Thomas, 160. 
f. Abraham, 90.. 
f. Thomas, 148. 
f. William, 134. 
f. Jonathan, 199-200. 

Hewitt, John 


Hey, Bichar4 
Heges^ Thomas 
Hey wood, Isaac 



Hihherty James 

Hickley, Thomas f. Henry, 35 

Hickson, John f. William, 27. 

Thomas f. William, 31. 

■— - William f. William. 1 1 . 
Higginbottom, John f. James, 142. 

John f. Joseph, 166. 

HigginsQn, Samuel f. Bichard, 142. 

William f. Bobert, 32. 

JSilandf Charles f. Joseph, 9. 
Hill, George f. George, 78. 

John f. John, 133. 

Joseph f. Jolm, 133. 

Samuel f. John, 78. 

Samuel f. Bichard, 71. 

Hilton, George f. George, 3. 

James f. James, 26. 

James f. Samuel, 93. 

John f. James, 4. 

John f. James, 12. 

John f. James, 174. 

Joseph f. John, 11. 

Stock f. James, 144. 

Hindle, John f. John, 148. 
Hindley, John f. Henry, 31. 

John Haddon f. Charles, 205-6. 

Robert f. Henry, 44. 

— Thomas f. Henry, 31. 
Hiyvins, Bobert f. John, 7. 

Thomas f. John, 9. 

Hohson^ Edward f. Edward, 156. 

Thomas f. Edward, 88. 

Hodges^ Thomas f. Bichard, 175. 

William f. Bichard, 159. 

Sodgkinson^ Henry f. James, 185. 

John f. John, 21 x. 

Robert f. John, 150. 

Hodson, Dr. F., 122, 126. 

George f. George, 53. 

Holbrook. John f. John, 78. 
Holdeu, James f. John, 137. 



Hold^n, Samuel f. Johu, 133. 
Holford, Christopher f. George, 64. 
Holland, James f. James, 200, 209. 
Hollings, Francis f. William, 16. 
Holm, John f. Edward, 32. 
HoUne^ Edward f. Edward, 174. 

— John f. Edward, 174. 

John f. William, 11. 

Holmes, John f. John, 44. 

John f. John, 75. 

Holt, Eli f. Aaron, 195. 

— John f. James, 132. 

— Robert f. Robert, 209. 

— William f. Christopher, 1 6. 
Hoole, Joseph f. Joseph* 8. 
Hope, Silaa f. Henry, 1 36. 

Thomas f. Henry, 102. 

Hough, Charles f. Samuel, 90. 
Jolin f. Samuel, 140. 

— Pet«r f. Samuel, 54. 

— Samuel f. Samuel, 72. 
Houghton^ James f. James, 35, 225. 

— Johny 215-16. 

— John f. Henry, 75. 

William f. Robert, 7 2 . 

Howard, Edward f. Thomas, 4. 

John f. John, 91. 
Howarth, Charles f. Lawrence, 151. 
— — Thoma« f. James, 3. 

— Thomas f. John, 38. 
Howe, John f. Rev. — 195. 
Howley, Rev. — 2. 

Hoyland, Charles ; see Hiland, Charles. 
Hudson, Charles f. John, 10. 
■■ Roger f. John, 76. 
Hughes, James f. John, 60. 
■ Thomas f. Rev. — 17 1-2. 
Sulme^ Dauntesey f. Edward, 50-2. 

Otho f. Otho, 142. 

Hulton, colonel Henry, 125. 
Humphrey^ John f. John Royle, 28. 
Hunter, Matthew f. James, 141. 
Huptou, John f. John, 4. 
Hurst, Thomas f. Edmund, 147. 
Hutchinson, William f. Thomas, 26. 

IG^SON, William f. William, 12. 
Ingham, Bei\jamin f. Antony, 27. 
Inghom, Anthony f. Anthony, 16. 
Irlam, Richard f. Benjamin, 42. 
Isherwood, James Bradshaw, 125. 

TACKSON, Cyril f. Cyril, 62-4, 
t/ 125, 229-230. 

Jackson, Henry f. Thomas, 32. 

John f. John, 72. 

John f. Thomas, 142. 

Joseph f. James, 17. 

■ Millington ; see Massey, Millington. 

Samuel f. James, 17. 

Samuel f. William, 83. 

Thomas f. John, 144. 

William f. Cyril, 98-9. 

William f. Edward, 8, 222. 

Jebbf John f. Robert, 4, 2 20. 
Jennoway, Richard f. Richard, 181. 

W^illiam f. Richard, 181. 

Jesse, Josiah f. Robert, 6, 220. 
Jodrell, John Bower ; see Bower, John. 
Johnson, Croxton f. George, 170-1. 
James f. James, 165. 

Robert f. George, 187. 

Thomas f. Robert, 27. 

Thomas f. lliomas, 56-7, 228. 

WiUiam f. William, 147, 235. 

Jollandy George f. George, 28. 
Jones, John f. John, 212. 

Thomas f. John, 7 1 . 

- Thomas f. , 142. 
Jonshon, Thomas f. Thomas, 121. 
Jowle, Henry f. John, 189. 

J^A F, Daniel f . John, 66-7 . 

/V John f. John, 66-7. 

Peter f. WilUam, 25. 

Eelshaw, John f. Edmund, 17. 
Kenyon, Edward f Thomas, 157. 
KershaWy James f. Alexander, 174. 

John f. John, 171. 

Peter f. John, 4. 

Robert f. Robert, 142. 

Kighleyy Jonathan f. John, 107. 
Killer t John JSgerton f. George, 212-13. 

Robert Wagstaffe f. George, 188- 

Kinnison, Thomas f. John, 97 .-^ 
Knight, James f. James, 201. 
KnowleSf John f. Samuel, 5. 
Enowls, James f. James, 30. 
Knuisford, Moses f. Samuel, 9. 
Kynaston, John f. Humphrey, 27, 224. 

ZATHAM, John f. John, 125, 195- 
LAWSON, CHARLES, 32, 33, 102, 121, 
122 ; chosen second master, 122 ; ap- 
pointed high master, 121, 122 ; estimate 
and traits of character, 122-5, 127-8, 




203 ; addrees on public education, 1 22 ; 
letter to Ber.Mr.Hooley, 202 ; success 
a« a teacher, 123; portrait by Craig 
and others, 1 27 ; death, 1 24 ; monu- 
ment to, 125-7. 
Lawson, Edward Sharpies f. Samuel, 

- John f. Samuel, 95-6. 
i^— John f. William, 210. 

Rev. John, 122 ; letter to the proc- 
tor of the imiversity of Cambridge, 1 28. 
Rev. Thomas, 122. 

JFest f. William, 154-5. 

fFilHam f. William, 166. 

Lawton, John f. Jonathan, 26. 

William f. Samuel, 142. 

Lajton, Francis f. Jonathan, 17. 

Francis f. Jonathan, 17. 

Leadbeater, Samuel f. John, 148. 
Leather, John f. John, 147. 
Lee, Nicholas f. Nicholas, 16. 
Peter f. John, 16. 

Leech, Josiah f. George, 28. 

Samuel f. Ralph, 52. 

Lees, John f. Thomas, 35. 

WUliam f. John, 97 . 

William f. John, 152. 

Leicester, Henry f. Henry, 146. 
Leighy John f. John, 18. 

John f. Thomas, 91. 

fir Robert Solt^ 217-19. 

Samuel f. George 57. 

f. Thomas, 38. 
f. Peter, 154. 
f. George, 71. 
f. John, 155-6, 236. 
f. Samuel, 57. 
f. Riohaiii, 151. 




LeveTf Dqrcy 


Lewie, David 

John f. Richard, 15 1-2. 

Lings, Charles f. William, 211. 

— William f. WiUiam, 189. 
Linney, Joseph f. George, 169. 
Lloyd, Chorye f. George, 99-100, 233. 

John f. George, 37-8, 226. 

Lomax, Ricliard f. John, 32. 

Thomas f. Robert, 16. 

Longworih, James f. Thomas, 6. 

James f. James, 119. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 15. 

Lord, John f. Billings, 9 1 . 

John f. Charles, 44. 

— — Simeon f. James, 5. 
Lorimer, John f. Thomas, 146. 

William f. Thomas, 78. 

Lowe, John f. John, 5. 

Joseph f. Joseph, 67. 

Lototen, Joseph f. Timothy, 98. 

Thomas f. Timothy, 64, 126. 

Timothy f. Timothy, 52, 228. 

Lund, John f. Henry, 44. 
Lyon, Francis f. Ricnard, 3. 
John f. Charles, 70. 

liiTACAULAT, James, f. Aulay, 

Thomas f. Aulay, 96. 

William f. Aiday, 133. 

Macklin, Gerard f. Thomas, 18. 

Macom, William f. James, 18. 

Maddoek, Sinton f. Thomas, 65. 

Jonadab f. Thomas, 88-9. 

Maddoeks^ Flant f. Plant, 150. 

Mansure, James f. Richard, 28. 

Ralph f. Richard, 28. 

Manyfoldy Henry f. William, 37, 226. 

Maquoid, Samuel f. Patrick, 28. 

Markland, Bertie f. John, 88. 

EdvHird f. John, 66. 

John f. John, 50, 227. 

J. H., 123, 126. 

Ralph f. John, 132. 

Robert f. John, 66, 125, 230-1. 

Samuel f. John, 147. 

Marriott, Richard f. Thomas, 178. 

Marrow, William f. William, 157. 

Marsden, Thomas f. Thomas, 67. 

Marsdinc, Robert f. Robert, 6. 

Marsh, Richard f. William, 158. 

Robert f. Peter, 182. 

f. John, II. 
f. John, 17. 
f. Henry, 177. 
f. Samuel, 58, 228-9. 
f. James, 120-21. 

^— John f Thomas, 27. 

Millington f. Gheorge, 35, 225. 

Peter f. Thomas, 38. 

Richard f. Richard, 53. 

Mather, Dr., i . 

George f. John, 211. 

Matthews, William f. William, 27. 

MawsUy \i Mosley),^'^vBxa. f. Nicho- 
las, 6. 

Meadower oft, John f. Richard, 141. 

Mee, John f. John, 35. 

Miller, Samuel, stepson of Bei^amin Ro- 
bins, 28. 

Millner, John f. Ralph, 171. 

— Thomas 


Martin, John 

— Samuel 
Massey, John 



Millward, Eiehard f. Bichard, 32. 
Milne, John f. John, 163. 

John f. Bicbard, 163. 

Bobert f. John, 163. 

Milne, JRobert f. Biohard, 178. 

Thomas f. Bichard, 184. 

Milner, Gkorge f. Balph, 166. 

Samuel f. Balph, 166. 

Molineux, Charles f. John, 5. 
Moncrieff, Francis f. Thomas, 163. 
Moor cr oft f Richard f. Bichard, 10 1, 

Morewood, Andrew f. Andrew, 148. 

• Qeorg^ f. Andrew, 182. 

John f. Andrew, 109. 

Thomas f. Andrew, 168. 

Morris, John f. Balph, 25, 223. 
Mort, Jonadab f. John, 95, 233. 
MosUy, John Father f. Nicholas, 25- 

26, 223-4. 

Oswald f. John Parker, 167-8. 

William j see Mawsley, William. 

Moss, James f. James, 72. 

John f. Samuel, 74. 

MoUersheadf Miles f. Adam, 93-4. 
Moult, Bobert f. Thomas, 6. 
Mountjoy, William f. Bobert, 17. 
Moyston, Charles f. Bichard, 137. 
Myddleton, Thomas f. Thomas, 163, 

Myers, John f. Joseph, 165. 

Joseph f. Joseph, 165. 

Thomas f. Joseph, 174. 

l^ABBy Richard f. John, 37. 
xV Nangreave, John f. Bichard, 


Richard f. Bichard, 216-17. 

Samutl Wareing f Bichard, 216- 

NapUton, Timothy f. Marsh, 153. 
Nelson, Thomas f. William, 166. 
Newton, James Antrobus f. Bobert, 


John Clifton f. John, 168. 

Robert Sacheverell f. John, 168. 

Simeon f. Edward, 30. 

Thomas f. William, 180-1. 

William f. Thomas, 3. 

NichoUs, Edward f. William, 80. 
Nichols, Daniel f. Bichard, 147. 
Nield, Bobert f. Bobert, 201. 
Noble, John f. John, 133. 
Norbury, James f. John, 147. 

Norman, James f. George, 96, 233. 
Normanton, Timothy f. William, 143. 
Norris, James f . Thomas, 171. 

WiUiam f. William, 146. 

North, Matthew f. John, 10. 
Norton, William f. Bobert, 169. 

OaDEN, Charles f. John, 184. 
Isaac f. James, 157. 

James f. Isaac, 169. ■ 

John f. James, 182. 

Thomas f. William, 15. 

Titus f. James, 119. 

Okell, Thomas f John, 1 74. 
Oldham, James f. Bobert, 7. 

John f. Hugh, 199. 

John f. John, 18. 

Oliver, Bichainl f. Bichard, 50. 
OultOD, Thomas f. John, 69. 
Ouselcroft, Bobert f. Bobert, 57. 
Outram, Bev. Dr., 1 25. 
Owen, John f. Humphrey, 143. 

Thomas i. Humphrey, 189. 

WiUiam f. John, 38. 

PAGE, Dr. John, 124, 
Palmer, Joseph; see Budworth, 
Park, John f. John, 72. 

Thomas f. Jonathan, 78. 

Parke, Jonathan f. Jonathan, 1 36. 
Farker, Robert f. Bobert, 165. 

Thomas f. John, 206-7. 

Parks, James f. Bichard, 119. 

John f. Bichard, 52. 

Parr, Edward f. John, 187. 

Edward f. Thomas, 10. 

Wolstenholme f. John, ii87. 

Parry, WiUiam f. Love, 36, 226. 
Partington, John f. John, 93. 

Joseph f. Thomas, 215. 

Peter f. Thomas, 26. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 3. 

Patten, Dr. Thomas, 33, 122. 
Pawding, James f. William, 1 1 . 
Payntert David f. David, 106. 

Richard f. David, 106-7, 

Peacock, Thomas f. John, 21 x. 
Peak, James f. Jonathan, 87, 232. 
Peal, Bichard f. Bichard, 90. 
Pearce, Offspring f. Henry, 26. 
Pedleyy James f. James, 7 8, 23 1 . 
Peele, John f. Thomas, 94. 
Pendlebury, John f. William, 132. • 



Pendlebury, William f. John, 6. 
Penny y Edward f. Henry, 119. 

Henry f. Henry, 1 18-19. 

Jams* ^ f. Henry, 145. 

Peter f. Henry, 135. 

Robert f. Henry, 135. 

Feploc, Samuel, bishop of Cheater, 2, 121. 
Perciful, Thomas f. Thomas, 16. 
Percivalj Thomas f. Joseph, 42-4, 226. 
Perkin, Thomas f. Joseph, 89. 

William f. William, 26. 

Pharington, William ; eee fikrington, Wil- 
Philips, John f. Nathaniel, 17, 223. 


— Nathaniel 

f. Nathaniel, 17. 
f. Nathaniel, 211. 
f. Nathaniel, 211. 
f. Nathaniel, 16. 
f. Joseph, 69. 
f. John, 94. 
f. Joseph, 208-9. 
f. John, 83. 
f. John, 148. 
f. Joseph, 208-9. 

Phillips, John 
Philvoty John 
Pickfbrd, John 

— Thomas 



PiUcingtony John f. John, 211. 

Thomas f. William, 8. 

Plant, Charles f. Lawrence, 107. 
Edward f. Lawrence, 133. 

— John f. William, 119. 
Piatt, Joseph f. Lawrence, 83. 

Joshua f. Williamson, 11. 

Samuel f. Samuel, 96. 

William f. Peter, 9. 

Podmore, Thomas f. John, 163. 
PoUet, Richard f. Thomas, 7. 
Popple y Edmund f. Edmund, 152. 

Miles f. Edmund, 13 1-2, 234. 

Poole ; see Halstead. 

Porter, Henry f. Thomas, 159, 236. 

John f. Thomas, 1 17-18, 125. 

Poulton, Michael f. John, 72. 
Powellt Joshua f. Joshua, 205. 

— ^— Gervas f. Joshua, 205. 
^— Stephen f. Joshua, 205. 
Prescotf Edward f. William, 169-70. 
Prescott, John f. John, 180. 
Prestwich, Thomas f. Thomas, 3. 
Price, John f. Samuel, 2 14. 
Priestnall, Thomas f. John, 83. 
-^— John f. John, 189. 
Prime, James f. Jamos, 144. 
Prince, WiUiam f. WiUiam, 211. 
Pumell, John, D.D., 35, 225. 

PURNELL, Rev. WILLIAM, second 
master, 2 ; high master, 33-5, 121, 124. 

TfADCLIFFE, Houstonne f. John, 

JX 61, 229. 

John f. Jacob, 174. 

sir Joseph, bart., 208. 

Radford, James f. Bichard, 126, 132. 

John f. Jonathan, 147. 

Joseph f. Jonathan, 143. 

Richard f. Richard, 156. 

Thomas f. John, 147. 

• William f. Richardi, 181. 

Radley, Daniel f. John, 27. 

James f. John, 27. 

John f. John, 67. 

Joseph f. John, 114. 

Samuel f. John, 89. 

Thomas f. John, 27. 

WiUiam f. John, 83. 

Randolph, Dr. Thomas, 121, 122. 
Rasbotham, Doming f. Doming, 189, 
190 ; verses by his father, 190-94. 

Peter f. Doming, 162-3. 

Ratcliff, Alexander f. Alexander, 93. 
Rattclifie, Richard f. Richard, 54. 
Ravald, John f. John, 25. 
Rawson^ Benjamin f. Benjamin, 155. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 214. 

Rawstome, Lawrence f. Lawrence, 64. 
Reddish, John f. Thomas, 96. 
Redford, George f. John, 54, 
Reyley, John f. James, 30. 
Rhodes, William f. John, 90. 
Rich, Robert Temple f. Edward, 16. 
RICHARDS, JB^j.JOiT^; high master,!. 
Richardson, John f. Richard, 72. 

John f. Thomas, 55. 

Ridge way, John f. John, 16. 
Ridgway, Edward f. William, 178. 

James f. Jonathan, 7. 

RUey, John f. John, 16. 
Rixe, Samuel f. James, 16. 
Robinson, Benjamin f. William, 3. 
— — Cornelius f. Cornelius, 26. 

Cornelius f. Cornelius, 137. 

— — Daniel f. William, 38. 

Harrold f. William, 37. 

John f. ComeUus, 26. 

—^ John f. Richard, 30. 

Richard f. Richard, 15. 

Robert f. John, 7 1 . 

Robert f. Robert, 10. 




Bobinson, Thomas f. Cornelius, 157. 

Thomas f. John, 9. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 132. 

William f. John, 7 1 . 

— William f. Joseph. 84. 

William f. William, 10. 

Bobotham, Peter f. Peter, 16. 
Boekett, Dudley f. Dudley, 188. 
Moe, James f. James, 168-9. 

Bobert ; tee Wroe, Robert. 

BothweU, John f. Richard, 51. 
Rowboihamt John f. Peter, 3, 220. 
Boyle, John f. John, 133. 

^— John f. Peter, 28. 
Buddj James f. James, 91, 233. 
Bushton, Edward f. John, 211. 

James f. John, 156. 

-^— John f. John, 156. 
Ryder, William f. John, 120. 
Bylance, John £ John, 32. 
Btfleiff Samuel f. Jeremiah, 37, 226. 

SALKIN, Christopher f. John, 17. 
Salter f John f. James 11 -12. 
Salushury, Bobert f. Robert, 204. 

John f. Bobert, 204. 

Sampson, William f. Thomas, 205. 
Sandbachf Bichard f. Richard, 62, 229. 
Sandford, Thomas f. Bobert, 74. 
Scholes, John f. Bobert, 84. 
Scott, Abraham f. Abraham, 148. 
Seddon^ Daniel f. John, 179. 

— Francis f. Thomas, 28. 

John f. John, 6. 

John f. John, 171. 

Thomtu f. John, 10, 222. 

Thomas f. John, 1 14-16. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 18. 

Sed^icky CHles f. John, 121. 

James f. Boger, 10. 

James f. Roger, 181. 

John f. Boger, 181. 

Boger f. Boger, 169. 

Shakesbaft, John f. Hugh, 72. 
Sharpe, John f. John, 159* 
Sharpies, Thomas f. Jonathan, 17. 
Sharrocks, James f. Matthew, 169. 
Shaw, James f. Barnwell, 89. 

• James f. John, 54. 

— James f. William, 28. 
John f. John, 49. 

— John f. William, 174-5. 

William f. John, 195. 

William f. William, 28. 

ShelmtuUney Nathaniel f. John, 54, 22S, 
Shelmardine, John f. G^rge, 16. 

Samuel f. Samuel, 5. 

Shelmerdine, James f. William, 209. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 133. 

Shermadine, John f. Samuel, 171. 
Sheppard, James £. Matthew, 54. 
Shorrocks, William f. William, 25. 
SiddaU, James f. John, 18. 

— John f. Bobert, 78. 
Sidebotham, Joseph f. James, 60. 

Peter f. John, 10. 

Sidebottom, Thomas f. James, 50. 
SierSf Bobert f. William, 54. 
Simister, James f. James, 184. 

William f. Thomas, 5. 

Simmister, James f. Thomas, 27. 
Simpson, Bichard f. Gheorge, 52. 

Thomas f. George, 25. 

Simson, Samuel f. Bobert, 15. 
Singleton, Richard f. Jonathan, 134. 

William f. George, 137. 

Slack, James f. Mathew, 133. 
Slater, James f. Daniel, 28. 

Peter f. Thomas, 35. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 61. 

Smalley, Christopher f. John, 158-9. 
SMITSy Bev. Dr., high master, iy, 14, 

Edward f. James, 141. 

Francis f. Thomas, 44. 

— ^— James f. John, 82. 

James f. Peter, 165. 

John f. Daniel, 144. 

John f. Edward, 78. 

John f. John, 142. 

John f. John,* 184. 

John f. John, 189. 

John f. Thomas, 38. 

Joseph f. Joseph, 94. 

Joseph f. Robert, 82. 

Leigh f. John, 132. 

— Robert f. James, 141. 

Robert f. Thomas, 181. 

Samuel f. John, 89. 

Thomas f. Arthur, 3. 

Thomas f. Joseph, 1 20. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 52. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 157. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 189. 

WUliam f. Adam, 171. 

William f. John, 72. 

William f. WiUUm, 133. 

Snape, John f. Thomas, 84. 



Snow, Charles f. Joseph, 7a. 

— Peier f. Joseph, 7 a, 
Speskman, William f. James, lai. 
I^ffear, JSobert t John, 1 84. 
Spooner, John f. William, 96. 
Stanley, James f. Thomas, 9a, a33. 

— John f. Thomas, 90-1, 233. 

— Thomas f. Thomas, 8i-a, 12s, 

Starlne, Nicholas f. William, 11. 

WUliam f. William, 38, Pia6. 

Steel, Peter f. Peter, 15. 

Steele, Thomas f. Thomas, 16. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 195. 

Steer, Charles f. Charles, a 14. 

■ John f. Charles, 50. 
StochdaUf Bobert f. Bobert, 307. 
Stocldej, John f. Thomas, 89. 
Stol, Edward f. Bobert, 4a. 
Stonehewer, James f. John, 106. 
Stones, Thomas f. Thomas, 94. 
Stopfordy Thomas f. Joshua, 6$. 

WUliam f. Joshua, 44, aa6. • 

Stretch, John f. John, 6. 

John f. Peter, 137. 
Peter f. John, 18. 

■ Thomas f. John, 8. 
Stringer, Peter f. John, 36. 

William f. John, 16. 

Sugden, Biohard f. William, 61. 

JFiUiam f. William, 67. 

Sutton, David f. Caleb, 44. 

lliomas f. William, 174. 

Swindell, John f. William, 37. 
Swinnerton, Blest Colclough f. Wil. 

l««n» 94, 233. 

— Thomas f. Thomas, 167. 
Swire, John t Samuel, aoi. 
Sjddall, James f. John, 136. 

TABBBOOK, John f. John, 87. 
Thomas f. John, 74. 

Tarry, William f. Thomas, 60. 
TatU>n, WUliam f. William, 83-4. 
Taylor, Abraham f. Bichard, 3. 

— Charles f. John, 174. 

Charles Edward f. Thomas, 60. 

Edm%nd f . Balph, 1 1 . 

Edward f. GThomas, 53. 

— James f. John, 107. 
— ^ James f. Joseph, 163. 
'— John f. Henry, 94. 
— — John f. John, 27, 

■ John f. John, 71-2, 331. 

Tajflor, Joseph f. John, 157. 

Bichard f. Thomas, 60. 

Samuel f. Joseph, 156. 

Thomas f. John, 165. 

Thomas f. Bobert, 69. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 4. 

Thomas f. Thomas, 78. 

Tetlowy William f. John, 8, 333. 
Thacker, John f. John, 60. 

— Joseph f. John, 50. 
Thackeray, Joseph f. William, 57. 

WUliam f. William, 74. 

GThoniBon, James f. William, 61. 
Thorp, Issachar f. John, 163. 
Thorpe, Thomas f. Edmuud, 6. 
Thyer^ Bobert f. Bobert, 39-43, 13a. 
Timberlake, Hurst f. Emanuel, 43. 

Bichard f. Emanuel, 43. 

Tinker, Thomas f. Oeorge, 169. 
Tinsley, Jacob f. John, 53. 
Tipping, James f. Thomas, 16. 
Todd, William f. William, 140. 
Tonge, John f. John, 147. 
Tongue, James f. Bichard, x8a. 
Touchet, Thomas f. Thomas, 153. 
Townley, James f. Edward, 6. 

Bichard Chreaves f. Bichard, 95. 

Travis, Chorge f. John, 67-9. 
TunstaJl, Henry f. Barnabas, 80. 
Turner, Charles f. John, 61. 
— ^ James f. William, 163. 

— William f. Francis, 90. 
Twyford, WUliam f. Bobert, 11. 
TyndtUe^ Biohard f. John, 3a. 

UNDEBWOOD, Caleb f. Biohard, 
Uniaeke, John Manwariny f. John, 199. 
Unsworth, Adam f. John, 147. 

Edward f. John, 171. 

Upton, Charles f. James, 6. 
Charles f. James, 109. 

— Henry f. John, 50. 
James f. John, 1 36. 

John Everard f. Bichard, 304, 


— Bichard f. John, 11, aaa. 
-— — Thomas £ Biohard, 304. 
Usherwood, G«orge f. Bichard, 185. 

YAUGHAN, John f. Hugh, 307. 
Yauz, Thomas f. Thomas, 137. 
Ft^or, Allen f. Joseph, 3. 



TTTAGSTAFF, WiUiam f. William, 

YY 116-17,234. 

Waldegrave, Robert f. Daniel, 143. 
Waldegreave, Daniel f. Daniel^ 133. 
Walkden, James f. Thomas, 2x1. 
Walker, Alexander f. Joseph, 26. 

Daniel f. Daniel, 35. 

James f. Daniel, 209. 

James f. James, 114. 

John f. John, 30. 

John f. Richard, 189. 

— Peter f. Richard, 6. 
Richard f. Richard, 6. 

— ^ Richard f. Richard, 210. 

Samuel f. Daniel, 21 1.« 

Wcdly Johfiy second master, 2. 
Walley, Samuel f. Samuel, 38. 
Waliwork, Thomas f. Samuel, 211. 
Walmsley, John f. Richard, 42. 
Walton, James f. Thomas, 90. 

John f. Michael, 53. 

William f. Michael, 53. 

"—^ William f. Thomas, 72. 
Warburton, John f. Charles, 28. 
Wardy Feploe f. Abel, 1 34. 
Wardletoorthy James . f. Ralph, 96. 
Warhurst, Matthias f. John, 83. 
Waring, James f. James, 146. 
Watson, John f. George, 106. 

— John f. James, 97. 

John f. Legh, 12-15, **3- 

Webster, Samuel f. James, 26. 
Wells, Edward f. John, 17. 

William f. John, 6. 

West, John f. Edward, 26. 

Richard f. Edward, 38. 

Whalley, Samuel f. John, 89. 

' WiUiam f. Giles, 42. 

Whally, Samuel f. Samuel, 211. 
Whipp, Samuel f. John, 141. 
Whitaker, James f. James, 48, 227. 
-^-- John f. James, 18-24. 

John f. Joseph, 182. 

White, Charles f. Charles, 171. 

Charles f. William, 54. 

John f. Willam, 67. 

Thomas f. Charles, 164-5, 236. 

William f. William, 32. 

Wh^ehead, Ralph f. Ralph, $6, 

Richard f. Richard, 154: 

Robert f. Ralph, 56. 

Thomas f. Richard, 80. 

Whiteley, Thomas f. Oliomas, 30. 
Whithington, James f. John, 3. 

Whithington, John f. John, 3. 
Whitlow, Timothy f. Thomas, 156. 
Whitnally James f. Thomas, 145* 
Whittaker, Daniel f. Daniel, 209. 

Daniel f. John, 119, 

James f. James, 120. 

John t. Daniel, 209. 

John f. Samuel, 157. 

Robert f. Robert, 52. 

William f. Daniel, 178. 

Whittinffham, John f. Edward, 12, 222, 

Widdows, Thomas f. Thomas, 4. 
Wild, James f. James, 1 32. 

John f. John, 93. 

Samuel f. Abraham, 165. 

William f. John, 109. 

f. James, 30. 
f. James, 162, 

f. James, 184. 

Wilde, James 



Wilkinson, Henry f. John, 1 30. 

John f. Christopher, 28, 

Thomas f. Lawrence, 171. 

Williams, John [sir, knt.], 126. 
Williamson, George f. George, 133. 

Thomas f. Joseph, 142. 

William f. George, 143. 

William f. Thomas, 26. 

Wilme, Thomas f. Thomas, 148. 
Wilson, Charles f. John, 28. 
— — Charles f. John, 156. 
Edward f. Matthew, 9. 

— Edward f. Robert, 204. 
James f. Robert, 96. 

— James f. William, 119. 

— John f. John, 26. 

Matthew f. Edward, 94. 

Richard f. Walter, 178. 

— — Robert f. John, 28. 
William f. John, 179. 

Wilton, earl of ; see Egerton, sir Thomas. 
Windar, John f. Robert, 12. 
Winn, WiUiam f. Ephraim, 101-2. 
Winstanley, Thomas f. John, 134-5. 
Winterbottom, James f. John, 148. 

Jphn f. John, 156. 

John f. JohUf 157. 

Nathaniel f. John, 156. 

WUhinffton, John f. Richard, 145. 

Joshua f. Joshua, 184. 

Thomas f. Riohaid, 147-8, 

WUhnell, Thomas f. Thomas, 31, 225. 
Wolstenholme, Heniy f. James, 69. 
Wood, Gieorge f. John, 26. 



Wood, George f. William, 90. 

Gilbert f. John, la. 

Jam. f. John, 11. 

— James f. William, 85. 

— James f. William, 136. 

— John f. James, 199. 
John f. Joseph, 94. 

■ Samuel f. Josepl^ 163. 
William f. John, 11. 

— William f. William, 207. 
Woolriffht^ Thomas f. Joseph, 17. 
Woolstenholme, James f. Joseph, 30. 
Worhnrst, Matthew f. John, 78. 
Worseley, Thomas f. William, 7a. 
Worsle^, Charles f. William, 82. 

^..^^--'^Worthmgton, Samuel f. Isaac, 137. 

— Samuel f. Samuel, 57. 

— Thomas f. Samuel, 6. 
Wosencroft, George f. Samuel, 97. 
Wright, Edward f. Edward, 9. 
Henry f. Samuel, 178-9. 

— Henry Adderley f, Henrj Offlej, 

Wright, John f James, 8a. 

John f. John, 26. 

— — John f. Biohazd, 3. 

Joseph f. James, 132. 

— ^ Joseph f. Joseph, 30. 
— Lawrence f. Heniy, 144. 

"Peter f. Samuel, i6o-a. 

~-— Bichard f. Thomas, 169. 

f. Samuel, 113. 

f. Thomas, 11. 

f. James, xo6. 
f. Samuel, 152. 










James f. James, 89. 

f. Henry, 144-5, »35- 

f. John, 60. 

f. Samuel, 135. 

f. Thomas, 15. 
— William Henry f. Henij, 145. 
Wrigley, James f. John, 166. 
Wroe^ Robert f. Charles, 157-8. 

FATES, Joseph f. Joseph, 7-8, 

Joseph f. DaTid, 147. 

Telly, John f. Thomas, 3. 

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2. That the Society shall coniiat of membera being Bubscribera of one ponnd annually, auch aubwription to 
be paid in adTanee, on or before the day of ganenl mesting in each year. The fint ganenl meeting to be hold 
on tfae 23rd da; of March, 1843, and the (renerat meeting in each year afterward) on the 1 at day of March, anleea 
it ahoold fall on a Sunday, when some other da; ia to b« named by the Council. 

3. That the affair* of the Societ; be conducted b; a Council, consisting of a permanent Praaident and Vice- 
Preaideut, and tweWe other members, including a Treasurer and Secretary, all of whom shall be elected, the 
first two at the general meeting next after a Tacanc; shall occur, and the twelve other members at the general 
meetingan unally , 

4. That any member ma; compound fbr hia future subscriptions by the payment often pound) 

That the account* of the receipts and expenditure of the Society be audited annually, b; three auditor*, 
to be elected at the general meeting; and that any member who shall be one year in kRe*r of hia subscription, 
shall no longer be considered a* belonging to the Society. 

6. That erery member not in arrear of his annual subioription, be entitled to a copy of each of the works 
pubtiahed by the Society. 

7. That twenty copie* of each work aball be allowed to the editor of the same, in addition to the one to 
irhieh be may be entitled as a member. 

^ublftattonief ot tbt Cj^etlbam J^octetg. 

For the 
Year ^oh. 

1843-4. I* Travels in Holland, the United Provinces, England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1634-1635. By Sir 
William Brereton, Bart. Edited by Edward Hawkins, Esq., F.R.8., F.8.A., F.L.S. pp viii, 206. 

II. Tracts relating to Military Proceedings in Lancashire during the Great Civil War. Edited and 
Illustrated from Contemporary Documents by George Ormerod, D.C.L., F.R.8., F.S.A., F.G.S^ 
author of ''The History of Cheshire.*' pp. xxxii, 372. 

III. Chester's Triumph in Honor of her Prince, as it was performed upon St. George's Day 1610, in 
the foresaid Citie. Reprinted from the origihal edition of 1610, with an Introduction and Notes. 
Edited by the Rev. Thomas Corser, M.A. pp. xviii, 36. 

1844-5. IV. The Life of Adam Martindale, written by himself, and now first printed from the original manu- 
script in the British Museum. 'Edited by the Rev. Richard Parkinson, B.D., Canon of Manchester. 
pp. xvi, 246. 

V. Lancashire Memorials of the Rebellion, 1715. By Samuel Hibbbrt-Wark, M.D., F.R.S.E., &c. 
pp. X, 66, and xxviii, 2d2. 

VI. Potts's Discovery of Witches in the county of Lancaster. Reprinted from the original edition of 
1613 ; with an Introductioifi and Notes by James CrossLet, Esq. pp. Ixxx, 184, 52. 

1845-^. VII. Iter Lancastrense, a Poem written aj>. 1636, b^ the Rev. Richard James. Edited by the Rev. 
Thomas Corser, M.A. pp. cxii, 86. Folding Pedtgrs$. 

VIII. Notitia Cestriensis, or Historical Notices of the Diocese of Chester, by Bishop Gastrell. Ghe$kir€, 
Edited by the Rev. F. R. Raines, M.A., F.S.A. Vol. I. pp. xvi, 396. Plate. 

IX. The Norris Papers. Edited by Thomas Hetwood, Esq., F.S.A. pp. xxxiv, 190. 

1846-7. X. The Coucher Book or Chartulary of Whalley Abbey. Edited by W. A. Hulton, Esq. Vol. I. 
pp. xl, 338. Plate. 

XI. The Coucher Book or Chartulary of Whalley Abbey. Vol. II. pp. 339-636. 

XII. The Moore Rental. Edited by Thomas Heywood, Esq., F.S.A. pp. Ixx, 168. 

1847-8. XIII. The Diary and Corrospondence of Dr. Jolm Worthington. Edited by Jas. Crosslbt, Esq. Vol. I. 

pp. viii, 398. 
Xl V . The Journal of Nicholas Assheton. Edited by the Rev. F. R. Raines, M. A., F.S.A. pp. xxx, 164.. 
XV. The Holy Lyfe and History of Saynt Werbnrge, very frutefull for all Christen People to rede. 

Edited by Edward Hawkins,' Esq. pp. xxviii, 10, 242. 

1848-9. XVI. The Coucher Book or Chartulary of Whalley Abbey. Vol. III. pp. xli-liv, 637-936. 

XVII. Warrington in 1465. Edited by William Bbamont, Esq. pp. Ixxviii, 152. 

XVIII. The Diary of the Rev. Henry Newcoroe, from September 30, 1661, to September 29, 1663. 
Edited by Thomas Hey wood, Esq., F.S.A. pp. xl, 242. 

1849-50. XIX. Notitia Cestriensis. Vol. II. Part I. Laneaehire^ Part J. pp. iv, 160, xxviii. 

XX. The Coucher Book or Chartulary of Whalley Abbey. Vol. IV. (ConcluHonJ. pp. Iv-lxiii, 937- 

XXI. Notitia Cestriensis. Vol. II. Part II. Lancashire, Part II. pp. Ixxvii, 161-352. Plate. 

1850-1. XXII. Notitia Cestriensis. YoLU. V art 111. LaneaMre, Part III. fConclusion). ^p. 353-621. 

XXIII. A Gulden Mirrour ; conteinintfe certaine pithie and figurative visions prognosticating good 
fortune to England, &c. By Richard Kobinson of Alton. Reprinted from the only known copy of 
the original edition of 1589 in the British Museum, with an Introduction and Notes by the Rev. 
Thomas Corser, M.A., F.S.A. pp. xxii, 10, 96. 

XXIV. Chetham Miscellanies. Vol. I. Edited bv William Lanoton, Esq. : containing 

Papers connected with the affairs of Milton and his Family. Edited by «J . F. Marsh, Esq. pp. 46. 

Epistolary Reliques of Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquaries, 1653-73. Communicated by George 
Ormerod, D.C.L., F.R.S., F.S.A., and F.G.S. pp. 16. 

Calendars of the Names of Families which entered their several Pedigrees in the successive 
Heraldic Visitations of the County Palatine of Lancaster. Communicated by George Ormerod, 
D.C.L. F.R.S., F.S.A., and F.G.8. pp. 26. 

A fragment, illustrative of Sir Wm. Dugdale's Visitation of Lancashire From a MS. in the posses- 
sion of the Rev. F. R. Raines, M.A., F.S.A. pv. 8. 

Autobiographical Tracts of Dr. John Dee, Warden of the College of Manchester. Edited by 
James Crossley, Esq. pp. iv. 84. 

Visitation temp. Hen. Vlll. The Abhaye of Whawley (for insertion in Whalley Coucher Book J 

For the o 

Tear vol. *^ 

1851-2. XXY. Cardinal Allen's Defence of Sir William Stanle/s Sarrender of DoTenter. Edited by Thomas 
Hkywood, Esq., F.8.A. pp, c, 38. 
XXVI. The Autobiography of Henry Newcome, M.A. Edited by Rd. Pjlrkijisok, D.D., FJ9.A. Vol.1. 

pp, XXV, 184. 
XxVII. The Autobiography of Henry Newcome, M.A. Vol. II. (ConeltuionJ, pp. 185-390. 

1862-3. XXVIII. The Jacobite Trials at Manchester in 1694. Edited by William Bra mont, Esq. pp.xc, 132. 

XXIX. The Stanley Papers, Part I. The Earls uf Derby and the Verse Writers and Poets of the six- 
teenth and seventeenth centuries. By Thomas Hbtwood, Esq., F.S.A. pp. 64. 

XXX. Documents relating to the Priory of Penwortham, and other Possessions in Lancashire of the 
Abbey of Evesham. Edited by W. A Hulton, Esq. pp, Ixxviii, 136. 

1863--4. XXXI. The Stanley Papers, Part II. The Derby Household Books, comprising an account of the 
Household Regulations and Expenses of Edward and Henry, third and fourth Earls of Derby ; 
together with a Diair, containing^ the names of the guests who visited the latter Earl at his houses 
in Lancashire : by William Farrington. Esq., the Comptroller. Edited by the Rev. F. R. Raines, 
M.A.,F.S.A. »jp. xcviii, 247. FivePlaUs. 

\ XXXII. The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom. Edited by Richard Parkinson, 

D.D., F.S.A. Vol. L Part L |)|). x, 320. Portrait, 

I XXXIII. Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories from the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester. 

! The First Portion. Edited by the Rev. G. J. Piccopb, M.A. pp. vi, 196. 

' 1854^. XXXIV. The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom. Vol. I. Part II. pp. 321-639. 

XXXV. The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall. Edited by John 
Harland, Esq., F.S.A. Part I. pp. 232. Frontispiece, 

XXXVI. The Diary and Correspondence of Dr. John Worthington. Vol. II. Part I. pp, 248. 

1855-6. XXXVII. Chetham Miscellanies. Vol. II. Edited by William Lanoton, Esq. : containing 

The Rights and Jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Chester, the Earls Palatine, the Chamber- 
lain, and other Officers. Edited by Joseph Brooks Yates, F.A.S., G.S., and P.S. pp. 37. 

The Scottish Field. (A Poem on the Battle of Flodden.) Edited by John Robson, Esq. pp, xv,28. 

Examynat^ons towcheynge Cokeye More, Temp. Hen. VIII. in a dispute between the Lords of the 
Manors of Middleton and lUdclyffe. Communicated by the Rev. F. R. Raines, M.A., F.8.A. pp, 30, 

A History of the Ancient Chapel of Denton, in Manchester Parish. By the Rev. John Booker. 
M.A., F.S.A. pp. ymyU%. Three Plates, 

A Letter from John Bradshawe of Gray's Inn to Sir Peter Legh of Lyme. Edited by William 
Lanoton, Esq. pp. 8. 

Facsimile of a Deed of Richard Bussel to Church of Evesham (for insertion in vol, xxx), 

XXXVIII. Bibliographical Notices of the Church Libraries of Turton and Gorton bequeathed by 
Humphrey Chetham. Edited by Gilbert J. French, Esq. pp, 199. Illustrated Title, 

XXXIX. The Farington Papers. Edited by Miss ffarinoton. |?p. xvi, 179. Five plates of Signatures, 

1856-7. XL. The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom. Vol. II. Part I. pp, 326 and two 

XLI, The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall. Part II. pp. 233-472. 

XLII. A History of the Ancient Chapels of Didsbury and'Chorlton, in Manchester Parish, including 
Sketches of tho Townships of Didsbur^, Withington, Bumage, Heaton Norris, Reddish, Levenshulme, 
and Chorlton-cum-Hardy: together with Notices of the more Ancient Local Families, and Particulars 
relating to the Descent of their Estates. By the Rev. John Booker, M.A., F.S.A. pp, viii, 337. 
Seven illustrations. 

1857-8. XLIII. The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Grawthorpe Hall. Part III. pp. x, 
XLIV. The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom. Vol. II. Part II. pp, 327-654; 

Byrom Pedigrees, pp. 41 and three folding sheets; Index^pp. v. 
XLV. Miscellanies : being a selection from the Poems and Correspondence of the Rev. Thos. Wilson, 
B.D., of Clitheroe. With Memoirs of his Life. By the Rev. Canon Raines, M.A., F.S.A. pp, xc, 
I 230. Two Plates, 

' 1H58-9. XLVI. The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall. Part IV. (Con- 
clusion J. pp. 777-1171. 
XLVII. A History of the Ancient Chapel of Birch, in Manchester Parish, including a Sketch of the 
Township of Rusholme : together with Notices of tho more Ancient Local Families, and Particulars 

, relating to the Descent of their Estates. By the Rev. John Booker, M.A., F.S.A. pp. viii, 255. 

;' Four Plates. 

XLVIII. A Catalogue of the Collection of Tracts for and against Poperr (published in or about the 
reign of James II.) in the Manchester Library founded by Humpnrey Chetham; in which is 

! incorporated, with large Additions and Bibliographical Notes, the whole of Peck's List of the 

I ' Tracts in that Controversy, with his References. Edited by Thomas Jones, Esq. B. A. Part I. 

pp, xii, 256. 


For the A 

Year VOL. ^ 

1859-60. XLIX. The Lancashire Lieatenancj under the Tudora and Stuarts. The Civil and Military Grovern- 
ment of the County, as illustrated by a series of Royal and other Letters; Orders of the Privy Council, 
the Lord Lieutenant, and other Authorities, &c., See. Chiefly derived from the Shuttleworth MSS. 
at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire. Edited by John Harland, Esq., F.S.A. Part I. pp, cxx, 96. 
Seven PlaUs, 
L. The Lancashire Lieutenancy under the Tudors and Stuarts. Part II. (Conclusion). pp» 97-^^33. 
LI. Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories from the Eksclesiastical Court, Chester. The Second 
Portion, pp, vi, 2S3. 

1860-1. LII. Collectanea Anglo-Poetica : or, A Bibliogpraphical and Descriptive Catalogue of a portion of a Col- 
lection of Early ^glish Poetry, with occasional Extracts and Remarks Biographical and Critical. 
By the Rev. Thomas Corser, M. A., F.S.A., Rural Dean ; Rector of Stand, Lancashire ; and Yicar 
of Norton, Northamptonshire. • Part I. pp. xi, 208. 

LIII. Mamecestre: being Chapters from the early recorded History of the Barony, the Lordship or 
Manor, the Till Borough or Town, of Manchester. Edited by John Harland, Esq., F.S.A. Vol. I. 
»p. 207. Frontispiece. 

LI V . Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories from the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester. The Third 
Portion. (Conclusion), pp. v, 272. 

1861-2. LV. Collectanea Anfflo-Poetica. Part II. pp. vi, 209^-456. 
LVI. Mamecestre. vol.11. 00.209-431. 
LVII. Chetham Miscellanies, vol. III. Edited by Wiluam Lanoton, Esq. : containing 

On the South Lancashire Dialect, with Biographical Notices of John Collier, the author of Tim 
Bobbin. By Thos. Hbtwood, Esq. pp. 84. 

Rentale de Cokersand : being the Bursar's Rent Roll of the Abbey of Cokersand, in the County 
Palatine of Lancaster, for the vear 1501. Printed from the Original. Edited by the Rev. F. R. 
Raines, M.A., F.S.A. pp. xviii, 46. 

The Names of all the Grentlemen of the best callinge w^^^in the countye of Lancastre, whereof choyse 
ys to be made of a c'ten number to lend vnto her Ma^ moneye vpon privie seals in Janvarye 1688. 
From a manuscript in the possession of the Rev. F. R. Raines, M.A., F.S.A. pp. 9. 

Some Instruction given by William Booth Esquire to his stewards John Carington and William 
Rowcrofte, upon the purchase of Warrington by Sir Greorge Booth Baronet and William Booth his 
son, A.D. MDCXviii. Communicated by William Bbahont, Esq. pp. 8. 

Letter from Sir John Seton, Manchester y« 25 M'ch, 1643. Edited by Thomas Heywood, Esq., 
F.S.A. pp. 16. 

The Names of eight hundred inhabitants of Manchester who took the oath of allegiance to Charles 
.II. in April, 1679. Communicated by John Harland, F.S.A. pp. 8. 

The Pole Booke of Manchester, May y« 22* 1690. Edited by William Lanoton, Esq. pp. 43. 
Map and folding TabU. 

1862-3. LVIII. Mamecestre. Vol. III. (Conclusion.) pp. xl, 433-627. 

LIX. A History of the Chantries within the County Palatine of Lancaster : being the Reports of the 

Royal Commissioners of Henry YIII., Edward VI., and Queen Mary. Edited by the Kev. F. R. 

Raines, M.A., F.S.A. Vol. I. pp. xxxix, 168. 
LX. A History of the Chantries igrithin the County Palatine of Lancaster, &c. Vol. II. (Conclusion). 

pp. 169-323. 

1863-4. General Index to the Remains Historical and Literary published by the Chetham Society, vols.I-XXX. 
pp. viii, 168. 
LXi. I. Abbott's Journal. II. An Account of the Tryalls &c. in Manchester in 1694. Edited by the 

Rt. Rev. Alexander Goss, D.D. pp.xixj 32; xxi, 42; 5. 
LXII. Discourse of the Warr in Lancashire. Edited by William Bbamont, Esq. pp. xxxiv, 164. 
Two PlaUs. 

1864-5. LXIII. A Volume of Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester in the Sixteenth Century. 
Compiled and edited by John Harland, F.S.A. pp. xix, 208. Frontispiece. 
LXIV. A Catalogue of the Collection of Tracts for and against Popery, Part II. To which are added 
an Index to the Tracts in both editions of Gibson's Preservative, and a reprint of Dodd's Certamen 
Utriusque EcclesisB. Edited by Thomas Jones, Esq. B.A. pp. x, 269, 17. 
LXV. Continuation of the Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester, a.d. 1586-1602. By John 
Harland, Esq. pp. viii, 128. 

1865-6. LXVI. \The Stanley Papers, Part III. (1) Memoirs of James seventh earl of Derby, K.G., by the 
LXVII.) Rev. Canon Raines, M.A , F.S.A. (2) The Private Devotions of the Right Honourable 
that Glorious Martyr James 7*^ earle of Derby composed by his Lordship vpon severall occasions in 
the Isle of Man. (3) The History and Antiquities of the Isle of Man, by James 7^'' earl of Derby, 
and Lord of Man. 
LXVIII. Collectanea relating to Manchester and its Neighbourhood, at various periods. Compiled 
arr%nged and edited by John Habland, F.S.A. pp. vi, 258. 

1 866-7. LXIX. The Admission Register of tho Manchester School, with some Notices of the more distinguished 
Scholars. Edited by the Rev. Jeremiah Finch Smith, M.A., Rector of Aldridge, Staffordshire, 

and Rural Dean. vol. I., from a.d. 1730 to a.d. 1775. pp. viii, 253. ^ 



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