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BIOGKAPHICAL REGISTEE 

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CHRIST'S COLLEGE 
1505-1905 

AND OF THE EARLIER FOUNDATION, GOD'S HOUSE 

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BIOGRAPHICAL REGISTER 

OF 

CHRIST'S COLLEGE 
1505-1905 

AND OF THE EARLIER FOUNDATION, GOD'S HOUSE 

1448-1505 

COMPILED BY 

JOHN PEILE, LiTT.D., F.B.A., Hon. Litt.D. Dublin 

MASTER OP THE COLLEGE 



VOL. 11. 1666—1905 




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PEEFACE 

THE College feel that an apology is due to the subscribers to the 
Biographical Register for the delay in the issue of the second volume. 
This delay is mainly due to the extension of the work beyond the limits 
originally proposed. Dr Peile had intended to bring the Register to a close 
at about the year 1870, but in view of the publication of the Annual List of 
living Members of the College, past and present, with their addresses, which 
appeared for the first time at the Quatercentenary Celebration in 1905, it 
was thought advisable to continue the work down to that year : so that the 
Biographical Register and the Annual Lists together might constitute a 
complete roll of all the known Members of the College from the foundation 
of " God's House " to the present day. Opportunity has been taken to 
correct certain inaccuracies which had occurred in Dr Peile's manuscript 
of the first volume, and an index has been prepared by Mr J. A. Venn to 
the entire work, which contains some ten thousand five hundred entries. 

That the completion of the wojk was at all possible is due in the first 
place to Mr J. A. Venn, of Trinity College, who, at the request of the College, 
kindly undertook to complete the second volume and see it through the 
press : and secondly to the wide knowledge which Mr Tithecott, our college 
butler, possesses of the careers of old Members of the College. Mr J. A. Venn 
has most whole-heartedly devoted himself to this work for the last two 
years, and the authorities of the College feel they owe him deep thanks. 
Mr Tithecott's zeal for noticing and recording any news connected with the 
College has been of the greatest use to ifr Venn. But there have been other 
helpers. Dr Venn, whose Biographical Register of Gonville and Gains College 
was the model upon which Dr Peile based his work, has placed his great 



vi PREFACE 

experience at the disposal of his son. Mr G. B. Routledge, the Rev. Canon 
Foster, F.S.A., and the Rev. J. E. Auden, M.A., have kindly supplied many 
facts not previously known. We also owe our thanks to Mrs Baines for 
communicating a pedigree of the Baines family, whose close connexion with 
the College dates from 1571 to the present day. Finally, we thank many 
Members of the College for their kindness in furnishing information about 
their own careers or those of their friends. 

A. E. SHIPLEY. 



Christ's College Lodge. 
1 December, 1912. 



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OF 

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It will be observed that between 1 July 1665 and 8 March 166|, there are 
only three entries. The cause was the plague which was prevalent in August : 
and on 10 Oct. the exercises in the Schools were discontinued by Grace of the 
Senate. On Dec. 8 the Colleges were declared by the V.C. to be free of 
infection : on March 1 5 it was announced that no one had died of plague at 
Cambridge for six weeks, and that all who return will be received. (Cooper, 
Annals, 3. 517.) But it will have been seen that many men matriculated 
very late. The reason was that there was no matriculation between July 
1665 and 30 March 1667. In the spring of 1666 work recommenced. Com- 
mencement seems to have been held and degrees conferred. But the plague re- 
turned : and on Aug. 3 Stourbridge fair was prohibited : the Colleges apparently 
dispersed earlier than their wont. See note by John Covel, praelector for the 
year, under Sam. Fortrey (page 8). 

Onely, Richard: 

Matric^. from Magd. Hall, Oxford, 1663, aged 17 : B.A. 1667 : incorporated 
at Cambridge and M.A. (Christ's), 1672. Son of Humphrey Onely of Yoxall, 
Staffs. : his brother Humphry, B.A., was at Ch. Ch. 1674. Vicar of Colton, 
Staffs. 15 Nov. 1706 : resigned May 1708. The name at Christ's, now and in 
the next century, is spelt Onely : elsewhere at Cambridge, and generally at 
Oxford, it is Onley. 

Wood, Laurence : 

Matric^. from Brasenose, Oxford 30 March 1666: B.A. 1669: incorporated 
at Cambridge and M.A. (Christ's) 1672. The third of these names in the 
College: one 158J, the second B.A. 160|: all three of Cheshire. Son of 
John of Landwich(?), plebeius. Ordained (as M.A. of Christ's) priest, Lich- 
field, 1673 Aug. Rector of St Bridget's, Chester, 168f-1710; vicar of 
St John, Chester 1689-1710, when he died aged 63. (Ormerod-Helsby, 
1. 315.) ^ 

Gardiner, Robert: % 

Matricd. from Queen's, Oxford 18 March 166f, aged 17 : B.A. 1668: in- 
corporated at Cambridge and M.A. (Christ's) 1672. Son of Ri, Gardiner of 
Kellet, Lanes. 

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Bowes, Robert: son of Francis, eques auratus : born at Durham. School: 
'' Coniscleuiae " [Coniscliffe], under M^ Robinson. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under D"^ Widdrington 1 Feb. 166f. Age 16. 

Matr^. 16 March 166|. Admitted at Gray's Inn 2 April 1668. Second 
son of Sir Francis of Thornton Hall. Succeeded his brother Francis 
(admitted 1664) in 1697. Gave £5. Is. M. to the Chapel in 1702. Died 
unmarried : buried 4 April 1734. (Surtees, 3. 383.) 

Bretton, Joshua : son of John : born at Dullingham, Cambs. School : Thurlow, 
Suff., under M^ Holmes. Admitted pensioner under M"- Eede 8 March 166|-. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 16f§; M.A. 1673. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1670 May: priest, Nor- 
wich, 167|: and instituted (same time) to the rectory of Elvedon or Eldon, 
Suff., patron, John Bretton (? his father). Died 1689, aged 39, and buried at 
Elvedon. 

Baynes, William: admitted as Baines : son of Robert : born at Merwith [?Mewith 
Head], Bentham, Yorks. School : Sedbergh, under M'' Fell. Admitted pen- 
sioner under M^ Stanford 9 March 166f. Age 16. 

B.A. (Baynes) l^^. Ordained deacon (Baynes), York, Dec. 1670. One 
of these names vicar of Aberford near Tadcaster : died there before Nov. 
1712. 

Pish, Thomas : son of Phatuel : born at Staveley, Yorks. School : York, under 
M"^ Langley. Admitted sizar under M"" Covel 26 March 1666. 

B.A. 16|9; M.A. 1673. Brother of Henry (1658). Ordained deacon, 
London, 1670 Sept. ; priest, Chichester, 1673. Rector of Ringstead St 
Andrew (presented by the College) 24 July 1673-87. Obtained 21 May 
1677 a dispensation to hold also his father's rectory of Staveley, Yorks., 
distant 46 miles {Lambeth Register). Rector also of Foston, Yorks. (probably 
in Lamplugh's time, 1686-91, for which the institutions are wanting) till his 
death 31 Dec. 1701. Buried in chancel of Ringstead church. 

Belasyse, Henry : admitted as Bellasis : son of Richard, miles : born at Biddick 
House, Durham. School: Haughton [Houghton], under M'" Caunt. Ad- 
mitted fellow-commoner under D"" Widdrington 29 March 1666. 

Matric^. 6 July 1667. Admitted at the Middle Temple 1 April 1668. 
Son of Ri. Belasyse of Potto, Yorks. and of Margaret Lambton of Lambton, 
Durham. Sir Henry Belasyse of Potto, and afterwards of Brancepeth Castle : 
M.P. for Durham, in the parliaments of 1, 4 and 9 Anne. General of the 
British Army in Flanders. Governor of Berwick on Tweed. Married 
(1) Dorothy Jenkins of Grimston, (2) Fleetwood Shuttleworth of Forcet. 
Gave =£5. 7s. 6d. to the Chapel in 1702. Died 16 Dec. 1717: buried in 
Westminster Abbey. (Surtees, 1. 203.) 

Rayne, Edward : son of Richard : born at Gainford, Durham. School : Conis- 
cliffe, under M"" Robinson. Admitted sizar under D'" Widdrington 3 April 
1666. Age 16., 

Matric*^. 6 July 1667. Second son of Ri. Rayne of Snow Hall, Gainford, 
by his wife Isabel Stoddart. Pedigree in Surtees, 4. 15. Seems to have died 
childless, as the third brother John succeeded his father at Snow Hall " one 
♦ of the loveliest spots in the valley of the Tees " (Surtees). 

Seeker, George : son of Thomas : born at Grantham. School : Grantham, under 
M^ Siston. Admitted sizar under M^ Eede 17 April 1666. Age 15. 
M.B. 1672. Brother of George (1664). 



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Wilson, Ralph : son of Thomas : born at Stotely [probably Shotley], Northumb'^. 
School : Newcastle. Admitted sizar under M^ Stanford 21 April 1666. 
Age 15. 

Matric^. 30 Mar. 1667. Perhaps B.A. 1675. One Ralph Wilson was 
under-usher of Newcastle School on 24 March 1674 with a stipend of 
.£33. 6s. Sd. (Brand, Newcastle, 1. 93) : if this be the same man, he was 
appointed before his graduation, which was for some reason long deferred. 

Maurice, Henry : admitted as Morrice : son of William : born at Stortford. 
School : Stortford, under M^ Leigh. Admitted, " aevo multo maturior," sizar 
under M'' Stanford 21 April 1666. Age 16. 

B.A. (Maurice) 16^§; M.A. 1673. Ordained deacon, London, 1672 Dec. 
Rector of Tyringham, Bucks. 22 Oct. 1675-99 (Lipscombe, 4. 380, has 1679 
wrongly). Chaplain to the Earl of St Alban [sic], and as such had license 
23 April 1681 to hold (with Tj^ringham) the rectory of Buck worth, Hunts., 
distant 16 miles {Lambeth Register). Buried at Tyringham 20 April 1699. 
Not to be confused with the contemporary Hen. Maurice, D.D. of Jesus, 
Oxford, Lady Margaret Professor. 

Brook, Thomas : son of William : born at Hoy town [1 Hoy land], Yorks. School : 
Hipperholme [near Halifax], under M^ Doughty. Admitted pensioner under 
M'- Eede 24 April 1666. Age 16. 

Matric". not found. One Tho. Brooke of Dodworth (near Barnsley) gent., 
died 1712 aged 63 : buried at Doncaster church (Hunter, S. Yorks, 1. 47). 

Miller, Richard : son of Edward: born in Cambridge. School: (1) Cambridge, 
(2) Huntingdon, (3) Bury. Admitted sizar under M'" Covel 26 April 1666. 
Age 15. 

B.A. 16f§; M.A. 1673. One of these names rector of Felsham, Suff. 
2 Jan. 16f J. One was rector of South Runcton, Norf. 1690-1702, when he 
died (Blomefield, 4. 139). 

Watson, Richard : son of Robert : born at Frendesbury [Erindsbury], Kent. 
School : West Mailing, under M'" Rob. Whittle. Admitted pensioner under 
M'- Stanford 27 April 1666. Age 16. 

Admitted at Gray's Inn 7 May 1668. Another Ri. Watson was admitted 
21 June 1667: whom see. Each graduated: one (possibly this one) was 
LL.B. 1671: the other was B.A. 167y: it is impossible to decide. 

Dunning, Edward : son of Shadrach : born at Northallerton. School : Sigston 
[i Siggesthorne, near Hornsea], under M"" Smelt. Admitted sizar under 
M"^ Eede 28 April 1666. Age 14. 

B.A. 16|^^. Ordained deacon, York, 1671 June; priest, 1672 June. 
Curate of Givendale (near Pocklington) 19 June 1674 : also at Bishop Wilton 
(near Givendale) 24 June. 

Glascock, Thomas : son of Edward, born at Kelvedon, Essex. School : " silvis 
ustis " [Brentwood], under M"" Bernard. Admitted pensioner under M'' Covel 
9 May 1666. Age 16. 

B.A. 1669 Mids. Second son of Edward of Brises, Kelvedon (admitted 
1638). 

Nowell, William : son of Charles : born at Capleside, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M^ Will. Briggs. Admitted sizar to D"" Carr (surety M"^ Stanford) 
14 May 1666. Age 16. 

B.A. 16|^»; M.A. 1674. Ordained <ieacon, Ely, 1670 May. Rector of 
Berwick, Sussex, 24 Jan. 167|-94. Also vicar of Fittleworth 26 Sept. 1677; 
rector of Brightling 10 Dec. 1681; vicar of Alciston 3 June 1686; but he 

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held Berwick through his life. Died before Jan. 169^. (There is a pedigree 
of the Nowells of Capleside in Whitaker, Whalley, 2. 113 : but this one does 
not appear.) 
Young, Edward : son of William : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, 
under M'" Briggs. Admitted sizar to D'" Carr (surety M"^ Stanford) 14 May 
1666. Age 15. 

B.A. 16«». Buried (Younge B.A.) at Great St Andrew's 10 April 1670. 

Myers, Josiah: born at Lakeland [Lawkland], Yorks. School: Giggleswick, 
under M"" Briggs. Admitted sizar under M^ Stanford 14 May 1666. Age 16. 
Matric^. 6 July 1667, as Josias. Josiah My res, " literatus, Chr. Coll.," 
ordained deacon, York, Sept. 1668: priest, Lincoln, 1670 Aug. Rector of 
Easedon (? Easton, now combined with Stoke, North and South), Lines. 
8 Aug. 1670— at the age of 20, if the dates be right! 

Poynton, John : son of Edward : born at Little Huckley [Hucklow in Hope], 
Derbs. School : Hope, under M*" Croasdale. Admitted sizar to M"" Burnet 
(surety M"" Eede) 15 May 1666. Age 17. 

B.A. 16?g. Edward (the father) died 1674 and was buried at Hope. 
John was ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1670 May; priest, Ely, 167f March. 
Died, probably, at Hope in his father's lifetime, leaving books as a bequest to 
his brother Elias, admitted 1674. (Rev. F. J. Poynton of Kelston.) 

Alcock, John : son of Walter : born at Gateside [Gateshead]. School : Newcastle, 
under M"* Oxley, "novi indefessus seminator seculi" (Covel). Admitted 
sizar under M'^ Covel 15 May 1666. Age 15. 

B.A. 161^1 ; M.A. 1673. Ordained deacon, York, 1670 Dec: priest, 
1672 Sept. Perhaps vicar of Billingham, Durham later than 1681-1703, 
when he died (Surtees, 3. 146). 

Eliot, Philip : son of Philip, " nomine et praenomine insignitus patrio " : born 
at Hunsdon, Herts. School : " Staffordiae " [Stortford], under M'" Leigh. 
Admitted pensioner under M'^ Stanford 17 May 1666. Age 16. 

B.A. (Elliot) 16«9. Philip (the father) was rector of Hunsdon 20 July 
1644 : and was one of the Herts, ministers who petitioned in 1646 for church 
government according to the Covenant (Urwick, 124). He seems to have 
been unconformable in 1661, and resigned Hunsdon: but returned in 1666 
and held it till 1686 (?). One of the family to which belonged John Eliot, 
"the apostle to the Indians " and Philip his brother, one of the pilgrim-fathers 
{ih. 680). The young Philip is not found in any list of emigrants. 

North, Oliver : son of Oliver : born at Teston, Kent. School : Tonbridge, under 
M'' Wase. Admitted sizar under M'' Bainbridge 18 May 1666. Age 16. 

B.A. 16«9 ; M.A. 1673. Son of Oliver (163f ), vicar of Teston. Vicar of 
West Farleigh, Kent, 1675. Rector of Iden, Sussex, 8 July 1692. Died 1726. 

Saes, William: son of William: born at Bishop's Castle, Salop. School: 
Edgeton, under M'^ Hay. Admitted sizar to D^ Pepper (surety M'' Covel) 
24 May 1666. Age 16. rr v j / 

Probably Says : matriculation not found. 

Smith, John : son of John, born at Milton, Derbs. School : Repton, under 
M^ Ullock. Admitted a sizar : and pupil of M^ Standish (surety M'' Stanford) 
28 May 1666. Age 17. 

.a*7^'^' ^^^^' ^^^^i^ed (John Smith, Christ's College) deacon, Lichfield, 
1671 Sept.: priest, Worcester, 1676 Sept. Curate of Caulk {Wore. Reg.). 
One Joh. Smith B.A., vicar of Leasby (? Lowesby), Leics. 10 May 1672 : vicar 
of Tilton (adjacent) 3 June 1673. One (B.A.) rector of Wishaw, Warwick 
6 June 1695. 



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Heathcote, Gilbert : admitted as Hethcot : bon of Michael : born at Buxton. 
School : Bakewell, under M*" Beardmore. Admitted pensioner under M^ 
Stanford 11 June 1666. Age 18. 

B.A. (Heathcott) 16^^; M.A. 1673. Identified, in D.N.B., with Sir 
Gilbert, Sheriff and Lord Mayor of London, knighted 1702, one of the 
founders of the Bank of England, and (in 1694) elected one of its first 
Board of Directors: M.P. for Helston 1714, for New Lymington 1722, for 
St Germans 1727 : baronet 173|: who died in London 1733, aged 82, and 
was buried at Normanton, Ruts., which he had bought from the Mackworths. 
If his age be given rightly, he was born in 1651. The age does not exactly 
correspond : aud there seems to be no doubt that this Sir Gilbert was eldest 
son of Gilbert of Chesterfield, alderman and thrice mayor. 

Another Gilbert was admitted here [no facts about him given] in 1681 : 
but he is too young. 

There is another Gilbert Heathcote "M.A. of Christs" (so described in 
Brady's Records of Corky 2. 115) and said there to be son of the Parliamentary 
Captain, Gilbert, and grandson of George of Brampton who was brother of 
Gilbert, the alderman of Chesterfield, from whom the knightly family 
descended. This Irish Gilbert was curate of Youghal 1683 : Chancellor of 
Cloyne, 1685-93, when he was deprived. He married about 1680 Sarah, 
daughter of Sir Ri. Kennedy of Mount Kennedy, co. Wicklow. So far, 
Brady : did he take the "M.A. of Christ's" from the Graduati Cant, without 
further enquiry 1 or is he wrong about the parentage and does he assume that 
Gilbert the Chancellor of Cloyne was a son of the familiar Parliamentarian 
Gilbert ? If so, the rest of his account may be correct. The Gilbert of 1681 
is too young to be the husband of Sarah Kennedy. 

Leake, Samuel : " sesquicubitalis " : son of Edward : born at Loughborough. 
School : Loughborough, under M"* Somerville. Admitted sizar to M^ Halliwell 
(surety M'' Stanford) 13 June 1666. Age 18. 

B.A. 1669 Mids. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1668 Aug. [sic]-, priest, 
York, 1671 Sept. Licensed to lecture in Ashbourne, Derbs. 20 Oct. 1671. 
(The vicar of Rolleston, Notts. 12 Aug. 1682 is more probably Sam. Leake 
M.A. (Joh.) 1661.) He died still lecturer of Ashbourne June 1689. For the 
history of the lectureship (founded 1632) see Cox, Derhs. Churches, 2. 398: 
the "able pious learned painfull and orthodox preacher" was to give two 
sermons or Divinity Lectures every week. 

KnoUes, John : or Knowles : son of John : born at Chester. School : Chester, 
"renatum obstetricante parturientibus Musis magistro Liptrot." Admitted 
sizar to M'" Burnet (surety M'^ Eede) 15 June 1666. Age, nearly 17. 

B.A. (Knowles) 16«|. Ordained deacon, Glos., l^^ Feb. On 17 Dec. 
1670 he petitioned for priest's orders within six weeks, having been chosen by 
the inhabitants of Stony Stratford for their minister and being then above 24 
[sic\ Ordained priest, Ely, 167^- March. One John Knolles, P.C. of Bidston, 
Chesh. 1674-9 (Ormerod-Helsby, 2. 469). A M"^ Knowles appears as vicar of 
Helpstone in the Bishop's vis". 1675 and in the Audit Book 1678-9 : gone before 
1682 when Tho. Ixem is appointed. The father (John) may have been the 
Socinian chaplain of the garrison at Chester who had a controversy with Sam. 
Eaton the orthodox Independent of Duckenfield, and chaplain before Knolles 
(Halley, 2. 85). 

Goring, William: son of John: born a^ Kingston, StaSs. School: Repton. 
Admitted pensioner under M^ Eede 18 June 1666. Age 17. 

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and coheir of Humphry Gilbert of Frodley, and had a large family, who 
mostly died young or unmarried. His eldest son, Henry, bapf^. 21 July 1687, 
married and had issue {Staffs. Vis''. 1663-4, with note at end of Vis", book). 

Thompson, George : son of George, armiger : born at Lee, Kent. School : 
Lee, under M^ Watkins. Admitted fellow-commoner under M^ Eede 18 June 
1666. Age 17. 

Matric^. July 1667. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 8 Aug. 1667 (as Geo. 
Tompson). 

♦Turner, John: son of Methusaleh : born at Cheapside, London ("ibidem 
eundem salutavit patriarcham prirao quo potuit vagitu "). School : St Paul's, 
under D^ Crumbleam [Crumbleholme]. Admitted pensioner under M'' Eede 
18 June 1666. Age, nearly 17. 

B.A. 16{9; M.A. 1673, incorporated, Oxford, 1675. On 5 April 1670 
the King recommended John Turner to be elected to the first vacancy, 
whatever county it be: and he got it. He was elected before Mids. 1673, 
succeeding Mich. Stanford. Ordained priest, London, 1673 Dec. Was prae- 
lector for the large year 1673-4, and a careless one ; but he wrote good Latin. 
His last payment was in Mich^ 1681, and he left the College considerably in 
debt, probably not (as was sometimes the case) for pupils, of whom he had 
none after 1675 : there is an entry in the Order-book 20 Feb. 168 J. " Agreed 
then by the Master and Fellows that M^ Turner have a year more allowed 
toward the payment of his £51 [or 1 £50] bond which if he does not pay in 
that time, then we whose names are here subscribed doe promise and engage 
ourselves joyntly and severally to pay it within 2 months after the time 
expired, counting from the date hereof " : this is signed by Tho. Lynford, 
Tho. Fairmedow, Edw. Finch and John Isham : and in 168| M'^ Lynford paid 
£40 to the College. From the preface to some of his books, it would seem 
that he was settled in London : in 1684 he describes himself as Hospitaller of 
S* Thomas, South wark, and in 1698 as lecturer of Christ Church, London: 
possibly he was rector of Postling, Kent 2 Feb. 168f, presented by the 
Archbishop : possibly vicar of Navestock, Essex 3 June 1689-1700 and later : 
possibly rector of Benington (? Benenden near Cranbrook), Kent 30 Oct. 1701 ; 
presented by John Turner, gent. 

Author : A discourse concerning the Messias with a large preface on the 
Trinity, 1675. Animadversions on the doctrine of Transuhstantiation, preached 
before the Lord Mayor 19 Oct. 1679 : another (9 Sept.) Thanksgiving for the 
discover^/ of the Popish plot : The Middle way between Necessity and Freedom^ 
at St Mary's, 1683. Two discourses demonstrating the unlawfulness of the 
marriage of cousins-german, 1682. The Soldiers Catechism^ 1684 with a 
preface to Sir Geo. Jefferies, Lord Chief Justice. The true time of our 
Saviour^ 8 passover, 1684. A resolution of 3 matrimonial cases, 1684 : and also 
An argument in defence of the marriage of an Uncle with the daughter of his 
half-brother by the father's side. Two sermons (1) on the " occasion of Her 
Majestie's happy conception" 29 Jan. 1687, and (2) on the birth of a Prince 
17 June 1688. A vindication of infant baptism, 1695: A discourse of 
Fornication with an Appendix concerning concubinage 1698 (see Cole mss.) : 
and others which as Wood candidly says {Fasti, 2. 350) " being too many to 
be here set down shall for brevity's sake be omitted." 

Crisp, Henry : son of Henry, of London : born at Hamburg. School : St Paul's. 
Admitted pensioner under M'" Eede 18 June 1666. Age 16. 

Matric^. from Magdalene 30 March 1667. Admitted at the Inner Temple 
21 Nov. 1666. Possibly grandson of Sir Nicholas Crispe of Hammersmith 
who built the house afterwards called La Trappe. A family of this name 



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(with more than one Henry) was seated at Birchington : but I cannot 
identify this one. 

Monoux, Lewis : son of Humphry (dominus) : born at Kimbley [Kimberley], 
Norfolk. School : Stickson [Strixton] "10 miles E. of Northampton." Ad- 
mitted fellow-commoner under D^ Widdrington 20 June 1666. Age 16. 

Matric*^. 6 July 1667. Admitted at Gray's Inn 7 Feb. 166|. Third son 
of Sir Humphry (matric^. 1617) of Wotton, Beds, and of Mary Wodehouse, 
daughter of Sir Thomas, of Kimberley: brother of George (1663). Lewis 
Monoux Esq., of Sandy, Beds. Married his first cousin Lucy, daughter of 
Sir Philip Wodehouse of Kimberley : father of Louis, adm*^. 1720. See 
pedigree under Sir Humphry (1617). 

Ellison, Robert : son of Robert : born at Newcastle. School : Berwick. Admitted 
pensioner under D^' Widdrington 23 June 1666 " mediis dirae pestis incendiis." 
Age not given. 

Matric". not found. Son of Rob. Ellison (Sheriff of Newcastle 1644 and 
M.P. who died 1677 : see Brand, Newcastle, 1. 298) and of Elizabeth, daughter 
of Cuthbert Gray of Newcastle and of Back worth (Hodgson, ii. iii. 347). 

*Lynford, Thomas : admitted as Linford : son of Samuel : born in Cambridge. 
School: (1) Newark, under M^ Leeds: (2) Bury [M^ Leeds]. Admitted sizar 
"optimae spei tyro" under D^ Widdrington 16 July 1666. Age, nearly 16. 

B.A. (Lynford) 167J; M.A. 1674, incorporated, Oxford, 1676; D.D. 1689. 
Ordained deacon, London, 167f March : curate at Fen Drayton 1674. Vicar 
of Great Ellingham, Norfolk, 167|, patron, Tho. Cockayne of Sunning: 
resigned it, 1676. Elected Fellow before Mids. 1675, in place of D^ Carr, 
King Edw. Fellow : see under Tho. Montagu (1668). Took a large number of 
pupils from 1676 — he received D^" Widdrington's in 1675, and took up his 
connexion with the North — down to Mich. 1685 ; Tho. Lovett, and (later) 
Tho. Waterhouse, being his chief competitors. Rector of St Edmund the 
King, Lombard Street, 18 Dec. 1685-1724, patron. King James II, whose 
expectations he must have disappointed : he vacated his Fellowship Xmas 
1686. On 25 Nov. 1689 he had license as " clerk of St Benet Gracechurch St." 
and as "lately the ingenious praevaricator of Cambridge," to marry Eliz. 
Dillingham of St Giles in the Fields. Prebendary of Westminster 6 May 
1700, and Sub-dean 1723 : he had been Chaplain in ordinary to the King 
and Queen : he " was inveterate against Popery and a believer in the Plot 
by the Papists : no wonder to see him Chaplain to King William III " (Cole). 
Archdeacon of Barnstaple, 9 Sept. 1709. In 1714 he bore the cost of casing 
with stone the front of the Great Gateway : and in 1715-17 he also paid for 
the casing of the front between the gateway and Hobson Street : this portion 
remains untouched to the present day : it dates the introduction of sash- 
windows into the College. He died 11 August 1724, aged about 74. A 
good portrait in oils was given by a M'' Larner (? Joh. 1685) to the Master 
" to be hanged at the Lodge " : it has subsequently been placed in the com- 
bination-room. (Letter from Anna Maria Jenen to the Master 8 Feb. 174|^.) 

Author: some sermons, preached before the Lord Mayor 1679 and 168| : 
one on Primitive Christianity revived, 1709 : an "accession sermon" 12 Dec. 
1714 before George I. 

Brome, James: admitted as Broome: son of Will.: born in Cambridge. School: 
(1) Newark, under M'' Leeds: (2) Bury [M^' Leeds]. Admitted sizar under 
D^- Widdrington 16 July 1666. 

B.A. (Brome) 167f ; M.A. 1677. Ofdained deacon, London, 1672 Sept.; 
priest, 1673 Dec. : curate at St Peter Paup. Presented by Ja. Brockman to 
the vicarage of Newington near Folkestone 15 Jan. 167f {Lamb. Reg^.) : rector 



8 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

of Cheriton 6 June 1679 (2 June 1676 according to the record of Institutions 
at the Record Office)-1719, when he died. Chaplain to the Cinque Ports. 
Author : Travels over England Scotland and Wales, 1700 : an authentic version 
(as stated in the preface) of travels which had been published 1694 as the 
Travels of M"" R. Rogers over England and Wales. Travels through Portugal 
and Spain, 1712. Also published (1693) a Treatise of the Roman ports and 
roads in Kent, hy Will. Somner, dedicated to Henry, Visc^ Sidney. (D.N.B.) 
His son, James, was admitted 1697 : and his grandson, James, 1739. 

Mead, John : son of Thomas, armiger : born at Wendon Lofts, Essex. School : 
Elmdon, under M'" Howorth. Admitted fellow-commoner under D'" Wid- 
drington 23 July 1666. Age 15. 

Matric". not found. M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1669. Admitted at Gray's Inn 
14 June 1669. Son of Thomas Mead of Lofts (admitted 1636) and grandson 
of Sir John, cousin of Joseph Mead. Married Jane, daughter of Will. Wardour; 
by whom he had a son John, who died an infant, and two daughters, Jane and 
Margaret, coheiresses, who sold Lofts to Ri. Chamberlain of London (Morant, 
2. 594). 



Here comes a note by John Covel, the Praelector : who says that in 
August 1665 the University went into exile. The cold winter, or God's 
mercy, repressed the plague. But in the spring of 1666 the alarm again 
began : the University again fled : among the rest M^ Covel " uno vel altero 
pupillorum manipulo stipatus." In consequence the two pupils (presumably 
one " manipulus ") who follow are entered in a wrong place. 



Portrey, Samuel : son of Samuel, armiger : born at Hogginton [Oakington], 
Cambs. School: Oakington, under M^ Shafto "Uteris magis quam fortuna 
Celebris" (? Ant. Shafto adm*^. 1655). Admitted pensioner under M"" Bain- 
bridge, 2 July 1666. Age 15. 

Matric*!. 6 July 1667. Born 24 Feb. 165|; eldest son of Sam. Fortrey of 
Richmond, Surrey (Clerk of the deliveries of H.M.'s Ordinance in the Tower 
of London : author of England's Interest and Improvement : D.N.B.) and of 
Theodora Josceline. Of Byall Fen in Mepal, Esq. : J. P. for Hunts, and Isle 
of Ely. Captain of Militia, Isle of Ely. Married 1683 Eliz., daughter of 
Walter Bigg, merchant, of London. Died 10 Feb. 1688, aged 38 : buried 
at Mepal (Genealogist, 3. 298). 

Portrey, William : " Daedalus alter " [why ?] : son of Samuel, armiger. [Birth- 
place and school as Samuel abova] Admitted pensioner under M*" Bainbridge 
2 July 1666. Age 14 [sic]. 

Matric^. 6 July 1667. Brother of Samuel. Born 22 Feb. 1653 (Nichols, 
11. ii. 446). Married Anne Whalley of Norton, by whom he had two sons, 
William and James, and four daughters. Died 1722 : buried at Norton. 

Reynoldson, — : admitted sizar under M"" Eede 1 Dec. 1666. [No more.] 

Matric". not found. One Tho. Reynoldson of Christ's College, with no 
degree, ordained deacon, York, 1667 Sept. 

Stackhouse, Ambrose : son of Hugh : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M^ Briggs. Admitted sizar under W Stanford 4 March 166« 
Age 17. 

B.A. 167?; M.A. 1674. Curate of Quatt, Salop. Ordained priest, 
Worcester, 1676. Rector of Quatt, 1 Dec. 1677 : buried there 16 Sept. 1695, 



1666—1667 



when he was succeeded by Thomas Littleford (whom see). Had a son, Hugh, 
admitted at Pembroke, Oxford in 1701, aged 17. 



Brockwell, Robert: son of Thomas: born at Richmond, Yorks. School: 
Richmond, under M'" John Parvin(g). Admitted sizar under M'" Stanford 
4 March 166y. Age 20 : "maturus juvenis Musas Cantabrigienses osculatus 
est," says the Praelector. 

But his matric". not found. 

Delaval, William: son of William, "generosae tum indolis turn prosapiae 
juvenis": born at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. School: Newcastle, 
under M*" Oxley, "venerandus senex." Admitted pensioner under D^ Wid- 
drington 4 March 166f. Age 16. 

B.A. 167f . Will., the father, was probably second son of Sir John Delaval 
of Distington by his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Geo. Selby : he 
married Mary, daughter of Hen. Widdrington of Blackheddon. Great-nephew 
of his tutor and distant cousin of John Delaval (of Seaton Delaval) admitted 
1672 (Kimber, 3. 177). 

*Perkins, James : son of John : born at Isle Abbots, Somerset. School : 
Ilminster, under M'' Goodenough. Admitted sizar under M"" Eede 12 March 
166f Age, nearly 17. 

B.A. 167$; M.A. 1674. Elected fellow before May 1676 on the death 
of James Leigh : last payment, Mids. 1680. He was Junior Dean 1679-80. 
Ordained deacon, London, 1673 Sept. : priest, Norwich, 1675 Dec. when he 
was licensed to Little EUingham near Attleborough. Perhaps he is the 
Ja. Perkins, M.A., presented to the rectory of Warehorne St Matthew, Kent, 
16 April 1680 : where however his successor came in Dec. 1681. 

Amiherst, Geoffrey: son of John: born in London, ''emporium Trinobantum." 
School : Tonbridge, under M"" Wade. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
D'- Widdrington 26 March 1667. Age 17. 

Born 11 Jan. 16|^^, son of John Amherst, Bencher of Gray's Inn by his 
wife Mary Kirkby of London. Admitted at Gray's Inn 1 June 1666 : 
barrister and Bencher. M.P. for Bletchingley 1689-90. Of Cowfold, Sussex, 
in 1695 : also of Riverhead, Kent. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry 
Yate of Warnham, Sussex : had six sons (of whom the eldest, Geoffrey, was 
admitted 1695) and four daughters. Died Aug. 1713 and buried at Pembury, 
Kent. (Foster, Gray's Inn : Collins, 8. 167.) 

Web[be], Jessop : admitted at Sidney Sussex 9 June 1664. Admitted at Christ's 
sizar under M'" Stanford 16 March 166f. Age 19. [Son of Edw. Webbe 
Surgeon (deceased) of Cambridge. Educated at the Perse School for 6 years 
under M^ Griffin and M'" Rickes : admitted at Sidney " vergente iam anno 
aetatis 16" under Edm. Matthews, S.T.B.] 

B.A. 166|. Ordained priest, Ely, 167 J March. Vicar of Gorleston, 
Suffolk, 10 April 1673, presented by Sir Humphry Bedingfield ; also rector 
of Welborne, Norfolk, 14 April, presented by Francis Clifford; this he 
resigned in 1688. He was also rector of Little Brandon which for a time 
was united with Welborne (Blomefield, 1. 701) 2 Feb. 1674-1710 and of 
North Tuddenham (distant about two miles) 1687-1710. Married Anne, 
daughter of Robert Hitch of Melbourne, Cambs. : by whom he had five 
daughters. Buried at Tuddenham 16 Jan. 171j, where he seems to have 
resided. 



Hart, William 
Admit 
1650]. 



son of William : born at Lynn. 



Admitted sizar under M^' Covel 22 March 166f 



School : Lynn, under M'" Bell. 
Age not given [but born 



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B.A. 167?; M.A. 1674. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1673 May: licensed 
to Hillington :' priest, London, 1673 Dec: curate of St Vedast. Rector of 
Walpole St Peter 5 Oct. 1682 till 1725 : when presumably he died. 

Wormell, Samuel : son of Bartholomew : born at Lynn. School : Lynn, under 
M"" Bell. Admitted sizar under M^ Stanford 27 March 1667. Age 16. 

B.A. 167f. One Bart. Wormell was minister of Stocking Pelham perhaps 
under the Commonwealth and till 1667 : if he be the father of Samuel he was 
probably at Lynn later than 1651 (Urwick, 764). Samuel was ordained 
deacon, Ely, 167 J March. Probably the man who appears as rector of 
Turwicke [Terwick, St Peter], Sussex 3 May 1679-1719, when he died. 

Dison, John : son of John : born at Leeds. School : Leeds. Admitted sizar 
under M'" Halliwell 1 April 1667. Age 17. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1674. Ordained deacon, York, 1671 June: priest, not 
till 1692 May. Perhaps the "M^ Dison, scliool-master of Drighlin[g]ton for 
24 years, dyed of apoplexy, buried at Burstall 2 Nov. 1701" {Northowram 
Register^ 106). 

Crosedale, Heber: son of Henry: born at Macclesfield (Chesh.) "ingenio vere 
masculo, iustique penderis indole iuvenis." Educated at Hope, Derbs. by his 
father. Admitted sizar under M'" Covel 4 April 1667. Age 17. 

B.A. 167?. A M"" Crosedale, perhaps the father, was master of Macclesfield 
school, before 1656 and as late as 1664 : possibly he was afterwards vicar of 
Hope, and finished his son's education there. A M"" Crosedale was master of 
Wirksworth before 1669 : this seems too early for the son in spite of his 
ability. (See St John's Adm^. Book, part 2.) 

Pashler, Oliver : son of William : born at Molds worth [near Kimbolton]. School : 
Huntingdon. Admitted sizar under M'^ Brookesbank 9 April 1667. Age 17. 
B.A. 167?; M.A. 1674. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1671 June: priest, 
Lincoln, 1671 Sept. : licensed to preach in the diocese. Vicar of Buckingham 
2 Aug. 1672 (aged apparently 22). Chaplain to the Earl of Danby : as such 
had license to be also rector of St Mary's, Bedford 10 Aug. 1681. Buried at 
the parish church Buckingham 25 Feb. 1724 (Lipscombe, 2. 574). 

Hauxley, Henry : [father not given] : born at Milton, Derbs. School : [Repton], 
under M"" Ullock. Admitted sizar to M^ Halliwell, tutor M'" Stanford 
18 April 1667. Age 16. 

B.A. 167?. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 167| March: priest, 1676 Sept. 

Leeson, Daniel : admitted as Lesson : [father not given : and no further facts]. 
Admitted under M"- Stanford (sizar to M'' Standish) 18 April 1667. 

B.A. (Leeson) 167?. Ordained priest, Lincoln, 1671 Sept.: licensed to 
preach in the diocese. One Dan. Leeson (M.A. — but none discoverable) 
rector of Normanton 31 July 1694: died before December 1697. 

Brice, John : son of Francis, gentleman : born at York. School : York, under 
M*^ Langley. Admitted pensioner under D^ Widdrington 19 April 1667. 
Age 17. 

Matric". not found. 

Shipphardson, John : son of John : born at Bishop-Wearmouth. Educated 
privately by M"" Broughton. Admitted pensioner under M"" Stanford 20 April 
1667. Age 17. 

Matric**. 6 July 1667. Perhaps the John Shipperdson who married in 
1669 Elizabeth, daughter of Ra. Smith of West Rainton, Durham : and left 
three daughters: living in 1713 (Surtees, 1. 115). 



1667 11 

Drake, John : son of Michael : born at Pickworth, Lines. School : Gainsborough, 

under M^ John Cooke. Admitted sizar under M'" Eede 1 May 1667. Age 17. 

"Drake, a schollar of C. C." buried at Great St Andrew's 24 March 166f. 

Banks, Robert : son of Robert : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick. 
Admitted under D^ Carr (sizar to M'" Stanford) 3 May 1667. Age 17. 
Admitted afterwards a pensioner. 

B.A. 167f Mids. ; M.A. 1675. Son of Robert Banks of Beck Hall, 
Giggleswick, who married Mary, daughter of John Frankland of Rathmell. 
Apparently rector of Thrybergh, near Rotherham, 29 June 1671-78: rector 
of Hooton Roberts (adjacent) 9 Aug. 1678 : vicar of Conisbrough (adjacent) 
12 Mar. 16|»-81. Vicar of Holy Trinity, Hull 6 May 1689-171|. Married 
Margaret, daughter of Robert Thornton rector of Birkin, near Ferry Bridge. 
Prebendary of Southwell 26 Feb. 168|-95. Prebendary of York (Stillington) 
8 May 1695 till his death 171|- (Pryme's Diary, 187). Author of a sermon on 
Ps. cxix. 136, 20 Sept. 1699 to a Society for the reformation of manners. (Cole.) 

Sturges, John : son of Thomas, described by the praelector as " tenellum quin 
bellum flosculum " : born at Leicester. School : Leicester, under M*" Thomas. 
Admitted sizar under M'" Covel 9 May 1667. Age 15. 

B.A. 167f; M.A. 1674. Ordained priest, Peterborough, 167|- Feb. 
Licensed to preach in Lichfield diocese 27 Aug. 1678: at St Mary, Huntingdon 
3 Nov. 1679. Vicar of Kimbolton 18 Sept. 1684-92: of Hartford All S\ 
1 Oct. 1684-89. Rector of Ripton Regis 9 Jan. 16|^-1725: also rector of 
Glatton with Holme 6 Jan. 169f, patron, Joh. Sherard. Archdeacon of 
Huntingdon 17 Nov. 1720. Died 1725. His son John was admitted 1701. 



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Thompson, William: son of Christopher: born at Petinton [Pittington], Durham. 
School : Houghton-le-Spring, under M^ Caunt. Admitted sizar under 
D^ Widdrington 16 May 1667. Age 17. 

B.A. 1670 Mids.; M.A. 1674. One of these names vicar of Grindon, 
Durham, 1678-99. Vicar of Kelloe, Durham 1699-1735, when he died 
(Surtees, 1. 67 : 3. 76). Others possible. 

England, Richard : son of George : born at Thornton, Yorks. School : South 
Dalton, under M"" Calix [sic : probably Callis]. Admitted sizar under D"^ Wid- 
drington 12 June 1667. Age not given. 

B.A. 167f Probably Master of Buntingford School, before 1691, and 
still there in 1721 (Adm". book) — unless another England succeeded him. 
His son Thomas admitted 1698 was educated at Buntingford by his father. 

Beech, John : [father not given] : born at Bucknall, Staffs. School : " Bar- 
humbley" [Barthomley], Chesh., under M*" Cawdray. Admitted under M"^ 
Stanford (sizar to D^ Carr). Age not given. 

B.A. 167y. His master was Zach. Cawdray, ejected from his fellowship 
at St John's 1649, and rector of Barthomley 1649-84. Ordained deacon (as 
student of Christ's College), Lichfield, 16^ Feb. 

Gippes, Thomas : son of Richard : born at Horringsheath [Horringer], Sufi: 
School: Bury St Edmunds ("Villa Faustini"), under (1) M'^ Stephens: 
(2) M'' Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M^ Cove! 18 June 1667. Age 16. 

No sooner had he entered (in Covel's language) this " amplum Mundi 
diversorium" than he was grievously afflicted by "rachitis": "rudis hie et 
nuperrimus (si Glissonio fides) mortalium aggressor diu detinuit...morte 
tantum non aflfecit." However he had a " vegetus animus": and eventually 
came to Cambridge where "nectar bibit academicum, cibosque philosophiae 
robustiores et vere masculo exhibendos stomacho carpit." He was third son 




12 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

of Ri. Gipps of Hoiringer by his wife, Martha Seaman of Yarmouth, baptized 
at Horringer 26 March 1650 [sic]. He was not buried there (see Horringer 
Register, ed. Sydenham Hervey). 

Watson, Richard : son of John : born at Melmerby, Yorks. School : Melmerby, 
under M'^ Dickenson. Admitted sizar under D"- Widdrington 21 June 1667. 
Age 16. 

Probably B.A. 1670 Mids. "lam philosophiae incumbit," says Covel 
having had opened to him at school the door of the Attic and Roman languages. 
See under Ri. Watson, adm. 27 April 1666. 

Roberts, Philip: son of Thomas: born at Curry-Mallet, Somerset. School: 
Bishop's Lydeard, under M'" Henry Squib. Admitted sizar under M*" Eede 
26 June 1667 ("magistro Eede panem et potum, mantehum etiam et cnltrum 
administrat," says Covel). Age 17. 

His labours were not crowned by any degree : nor is his matric^ found. 

Cowper, Thomas: son of John: born at Clifton, Yorks. School: Shawel [? Leics.], 
under M^ Palmer. Admitted under M*" Covel (sizar to D'" Rob. Pepper) 27 June 
1667. Age 18. 

Matric". not found. 

Lambert, Hamamael : son of Francis : born in Fleet Street, London. School : 
Charterhouse. Admitted sizar under M'' Covel 28 June 1667. Age 18. 

B.A. 1670 Mids.; M.A. 1674. Ordained (Hanameel, as signed by himself 
in the London Register) deacon (date not found) ; licensed to Abberton, Essex : 
priest, London, 1671 Sept. Licensed to Peldon, Essex, 20 June 1672. 

Com.er, Jonathan : [father not given] : born at Broadclyst [Broad Clist], Devon. 
School : Broad Clist, under D'" Copleston. Admitted sizar under M^ Covel 
1 July 1667. Age 17. 

B.A. 1670 Mids. Ordained deacon, Exeter, 1670 Sept. : priest, 1671 June. 
The Comers were an old family of Milverton — then of Fitzhead — Somerset: the 
father may have been a clergyman in Devon. Rector of Dunkerton, Somerset, 
15 Dec. 1675-77 : of Babcary, Somerset (patron, Ra. Stawell, miles) 19 Sept. 
1677. Died there before April 1729 (Weaver, Somerset Incumbents). 

Brooke, William : son of William : born at Eddercliff in the parish of Bustall 
[Birstall], York. School : Hippram [Hipperholme] near Halifax, under 
M"^ Doughty. Admitted sizar under M*" Brookesbank 2 July 1667. Age 17. 

Matric". not found: unless he be the Will. Brookes matric*^. (Emm.) 
8 July 1669. 

Swindels, William : son of John : born " in Cestrensi quodam oppido Stopport " 
[Stockport]. School: Manchester, under M^ Wickins. Admitted under 
M"- Covel (sizar to D'' Pepper) 2 July 1667 ("Docf^ Pepper mensae adstat"). 
Age 18. 

B.A. (Swindell) 1670 Mids. 

Marrow, Samuel: "aurea stella" (Covel), son of Edward, armiger: bom at 
Ratcliffe, Notts. Educated by John Wodehouse. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M'^ Stanford 8 July 1667. Age 15. 

Matric". not found. Son of Edw. Marrow (or Marowe) of Berkeswell, 
Warw. by his wife Anna, daughter of Sir Tho. Grantham of Goltho, Lines. : 
the manor was in the possession of the Marows from 1556 (Dugdale, Warws, 
718). Edw., his father, third son of a Sir Edward, was born 1606 : and had 
an elder brother Samuel. 



1667—1668 13 

More, Robert : son of James : born at Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. School : 
Loughborough : an eager pupil, but " pinguiori Minerva " (Covel). Admitted 
sizar under M'' Stanford 20 Sept. 1667. Age 16. 

B.A. 167 J. The last registered by John Covel, a florid but useful Prae- 
lector for two years. 

Brimble, John : son of Geoffrey : born in London. School : Peterborough, 
under M*" Smith. Admitted under the Master (sizar to M'" Lovett) 15 Nov. 
1667. Age 17. 

Admitted at St John's 1 June 1668 : raatric'^. thence 13 July. 

Walker, James : son of James : born at Southwark. School : Shenley [1 Bucks, 
or Herts.], under M*" Cudworth, of Christ's [probably Jeremiah]. Admitted 
fellow-commoner under M"" Stanford, 28 Nov. 1667. Age 15. 

Matric^. 16 Mar. 166|. M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1669. Admitted at the Middle 
Temple 9 July 1669. 

Newstead, Richard : son of Richard : born at Fotheringham [-hay ?], Northants. 
School : private, at Northampton. Admitted sizar under M"^ Eede 24 Aug. 
1667. Age 17. 

Matricd. 13 July 1668. 

Hawksworth, Walter : [father not given] : born at Anderby [Ainderby], Yorks. 
School : Northallerton, under M"" Smelt. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Eede 
31 Dec. 1667. Age 18. 

Matric*^. 16 March 166f. Probably admitted at Lincoln's Inn, as son of 
Richard, late of Northallerton, 25 May 1668. Not to be found among the 
Hawksworths of Hawksworth (Dugdale, Yorks. 1665 : see also Hunter, 
F.M.G. 972). If Sir Richard of Hawksworth (died 1657) had a son Richard, 
as well as the Walter who carried on the main line, such Richard might be 
the father of our Walter : who would then be first cousin of the Walter 
created a baronet 1678. But this Richard is hypothetical. 

Ladler, William : son of John : [no further facts]. Admitted pensioner (after- 
wards fellow-commoner) under M^ Covel, 25 Jan. 166|. Age not given. 

Matric^. 13 July 1668. M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1671. Possibly son of John 
Ladler (1641), vicar of Gateshead 1661-79. 

Sye, Nicholas : son of Nicholas : born at Newark. School : Newark, under 
M'^ Parr. Admitted sizar under M'' Stanford 25 Jan. 166|. Age 16. 

B.A. 167i; M.A. 1694 [sic]. One Nic. Sye (but M.A.) rector of Laceby, 
Lines. 1 March 167|^, patron, the Hon. Nic. Sanderson : rector of Wintring- 
ham (also M.A.) 24 Feb. 168 J, patron, Visc^ Castleton. His wife, Mary, was 
buried there, 29 June 1716, and a daughter, Anne, later in the same year : 
one son Nicholas died an infant. Nicholas himself was buried at Wintring- 
ham 29 Sept. 1723. 

How, Richard : son of Thomas : born at Stapleford, Essex. School : Felstead, 
under M'" Glascock. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Stanford 26 Feb. 
166^. Age 17. 

Matric^. 16 Mar. 1661 Perhaps the Richard How of Felstead admitted 
at the Inner Temple 13 May 1670. 

Bradley, Henry: son of Oliver: born at Littlebank, Giggleswick. School: 
Giggleswick, under M'" Briggs. Admitted at Magdalene 11 June 1667 under 
M'- Quadring : at Christ's, sizar under M'' Stanford 6 March 166 J. Age 18. 

B.A. 1670 Mids. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1671 Sept. Vicar of 
Great Ness ("alias Strainge") Salop 12 April 1676. Buried there 9 July 
1706. 



14 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Stalham, John : son of John : born at Terling, Essex. School : Felstead, under 

M'" Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M^ Eede, 21 March 166f Age 18. 

Matric°. not found. Son of John Stalham, vicar of Terling, matric*^. 1617. 

Paley, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, 
under M"- Briggs. Admitted under M^ Stanford (sizar to D'' Carr) 13 April 
1668. Age 16. 

B.A. 167 J. I cannot trace the connexion of this man with the subsequent 
members of the College, who belonged to Longcliff, near Giggleswick : the 
family had been long settled in the neighbourhood : see Robert (1616). 

Choice, Sampson : son of John : born at Uppingham. School : Uppingham, 
under M^ Meares. Admitted under the Master, sizar to M'" [James] Leigh 
14 April 1668. Age 18. 

B.A. 167i; M.A. 1675. Ordained priest, Peterborough, 1681 May. The 
father John Choice was perhaps of Whittington Grange, Leics. : where a 
family of that name (containing Sampsons) was settled (Nichols, 4. 884). 

Montague, Thomas : admitted as Mountague : son of James : born at Laccham, 
Wilts. Educated privately at Notting [Knotting], Beds., by M"" Scriven. 
Admitted pensioner under M'" Smithson, 15 Apr. 1668. Age 18. 

B.A. (Mountague) 167|; M.A. 1675, incorp^. Oxford 1680. Sixth son of 
James of Laccham, the third son of the first Earl of Manchester (mat. 158§) : 
his elder brother, Edward (whom see), adm'^. 1665: a still elder, James, was 
at Sidney 1653 : on 20 July 1675 the King sent a mandate that Tho. 
Montague was to have the next Fellowship. When D^ Carr's Fellowship was 
vacant in 1675, the King (forgetful that he had recommended Montague) gave 
Tho. Lynford a mandate on July 14. On July 22 came the repeated order to 
take Montague ! But the society had lost no time and had elected Lynford. 
Thomas Montague was rector of Burton Latimer 8 July 1676 and of Everdon, 
Northants. 1683. Died at Burton, where he resided, 20 Jan. 171f aged 68: 
M.I. in chancel. He built the existing rectory-house, and planted elms still 
standing. He made quaint entries in the parish-register (Rev. W. B. Jacques, 
rector). 

Thyrkill, Anthony: son of Francis: born at Ryhell, Ruts. Educated by 
M"" Scriven of [K]notting [see Tho. Montague above : was he his sizar ?]. 
Admitted sizar under M"" Smithson 16 April 1668. Age 19. 

B.A. (Thirkil) 1671 Mids. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1671 Dec. 
(as B.A. Christ's) : priest 1678 Sept. Vicar of Mundon, near Maldon, Essex, 
5 May 1691 : died before April 1703. 

Burnett, William: son of William: born in Essex. School: Northallerton, 
under M'" Smelt. Admitted pensioner under M'" [James] Leigh 18 April 
1668. Age 17. l j & i- 

Matric'i. 13 July 1668. Perhaps a relation of Thomas Burnett (1655), the 
Fellow, and (later) Master of the Charterhouse, who was born at Croft-on-Tees 
and educated at Northallerton. 

Burnett, Robert : son of John : born at Hur worth [near Croft], Durham. 
School : Northallerton, under M"" Smelt. Admitted pensioner under M'' Leigh 
18 April 1668. Age 18. 

B.A. 167i ; M.A. 1675. Perhaps younger brother of Tho. Burnett (1655). 
Ordained deacon, Chichester, 1673 May. 

Urwen, Thomas: [father not given]: born at Morpeth. School: Morpeth, 
under M"" Lumsdaile [? Lumsden]. Admitted pensioner under D^ Widdrington 
23 April 1668. Age, almost 17. 



1668 15 

B.A. 167J; M.A. 1675. One Thomas Urwen, son of Will., was admitted 
at the Middle Temple 4 May 1668; i.e. about the time when our man was 
admitted here : if he be the same, he changed his course in life, as he is 
probably the Tho. Urwen, vicar of Warden, Northumberland, 1704-30, when 
he died, aged 80 (Hodgson, in. iii. 407). 

Gilbert, Joshua : son of Michael : born at Aldbrought [Aldborough near 
Borough bridge]. School : Leeds, under M"" Gilbert, his brother [Michael, of 
1658]. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 28 April 1668. Age 20. 

B.A. 1671 ad Bapt. Son of Michael (1621), vicar of Aldborough (1629-77) : 
Michael, his brother, was head-master of Leeds school, 1662-90. Joshua was 
ordained deacon, York, 1671 June. 

Lowe, James : son of John : born at Teuxbury [? Duxbury near Chorley], Lanes. 
School : Bivington [also near Chorley], Lanes, under M^ Briers. Admitted 
• sizar under M^ Smithson 9 May 1668. Age 20. 

Matric". not found. The will of John Lowe of Duxbury was proved at 
Chester 1670 (E. Axon, Esq.). 

Jones, Philip : son of Philip : born in South wark. School : (1) Southwark, under 
M^ Augur : (2) Merchant Taylors' [11 Sept 1667], under M'' Goad. Admitted 
under M'" Lovett (sizar to M^ Stanford) 13 May 1668. Age 19. 
B.A. 1671 Mids. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1671 June. 

Penning, Nicholas : son of Nicholas : born in London. School : Elmdon, Essex, 
under M"^ Howorth. Admitted pensioner under D^ Widdrington 14 May 1668. 
Age 16. 

Matric". not found. Fourth son of Nic. Penning, gent., of London : ad- 
mitted at Lincoln's Inn 28 May 1668. A pedigree of the family in the Essex 
Visitation of 1612 : but no special abode indicated : members of it in Suffolk 
more than Essex. 

Pye, John : son of John : born at Morpeth. School : Morpeth, under M^ Lumbs- 
den. Admitted at Trin. Hall 3 June 1665 : at Christ's pensioner under 
D^ Widdrington 20 May 1668. Age 20. 

B.A. 166|; M.A. 1672. Son of John (adm^. 1633), rector of Morpeth 
1646. Ordained priest, Ely, 1671 June. Rector of Morpeth, as B.A., in 
March 167^: see Hodgson (ii. ii. 393) who gives a note from the Starafordham 
church-book : ''John Pye of Morpeth exchanges with Ra. Fen wick of Stam- 
fordham, 1672 : returns and dies at Morpeth 1691." It would seem that this 
was also the rector of Bothal, near Mor[)eth, 1685-91, in which year he died. 
(lb. II. ii. 149.) 

Jackson, Leonard : son of Richard : born at Whittington, Lanes. School : 
(1) Lancaster, under M^ Holden : (2) Kirkby Lonsdale, under M*" Garthwaite 
for a few months. Admitted sizar under M'' [Chris.] Bainbridge [who held 
his Fellowship till Mids. 1669] 20 May 1668. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1677. Born 21 April 1650, of Jane the second wife of 
Richard (mat**. 1619) rector of Halton, then of Whittington near Kirkby 
Lonsdale: half-brother of Francis (1649). Ordained deacon, Chichester, 
1673 May : priest, York, 1676 May. Rector of Claughton in Lonsdale, 
Lanes. 5 Sept. 1678 : held it till 1681, when according to Croston-Baines 
(5. 534) he died : but he pretty certainly is the same who resigned the 
vicarage of Sheriff Hutton before April 1700: and on 3 Feb. of the sapae 
year he became rector of Tatham near Wennington. Added a steeple to the 
church tower 1722. Died 1734: or l>e6 (Croston-Baines, 5. 555) when at 
all events he ceased to be rector, Robert Jackson succeeding. (Information 
from B. N. North, Esq., Kirkby Lonsdale.) 



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Stephenson, Henry : son of Thomas : born at Hutton, Cumberland. School : 
Blencowe. Admitted sizar under M'' Covel 25 May 1668. Age 19. 

B.A. 167i. Probably vicar of Brigham, near Cockermouth 27 Nov. 1673, 
being then 24 years old as appears from the parish register. He died 
19 Jan. 170|: MJ. in churchyard states that "He in his lifetime oft would 
say, While watching, Lord take me away " : from which it may be inferred 
that he was an invalid. (Rev^. Canon J. T. Pollock, vicar.) 

Cooke, Robert : son of Thomas : born at Bottisham, Cambs. School : Bottisham, 
under M'* Tucker. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 1 June 1668. Age 16. 

B.A. 167J; M.A. 1675. Ordained deacon, Chichester, 1673 May. Perhaps 
the rector of Newmarket, 25 Oct. 1677 : who died 1681, aged 30. 

Porster, Mark : son of Edward : born at Bourne, Cambs. School : Wainfleet, 
Lines., under M"" Gibbs. Admitted under M"" Leigh, sizar to D'" Hen. More 
2 June 1668. Age 18. 

B.A. 167J. Son of Edw. Forster (1627), vicar of Bourne 1639-61. 
Ordained deacon, Norwich, 167f March, when he was licensed to be "usher 
at King's Lynn and to read divine service " at St Nicholas : priest, 167| Feb. : 
and instituted to rectory of Clench warton, near Lynn 1 March 167|, on 
presentation by Gervase Needham. Rector of North Lynn 31 Jan. 1711 
(Blomefield, 4. 624). Died 17i« aged 70. 

Hall, Philip : son of Matthew : born at Leven thorp in the parish of Swillington, 
Yorks. School: Leeds, under M'' Gilbert [Michael adm. 1658]. Admitted 
pensioner under M"^ Lovett 5 June 1668. Age 17. 

Matric<^. 13 July 1668. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 20 June 1668. 

Greening, John : son of Thomas : born at Basford, Notts. School : Basford 
(private), under M"^ Harris. Admitted sizar under M'" Stanford, 25 June 1668. 
Age 18. 

Matric**. not found. 

Tench, Robert: B.A. of Oxford. Admitted pensioner under M"" Bainbridge, 
1 July 1668. Age not given. 

M.A. 1668. Matric*!. at Jesus College, Oxford 21 March 165|; B.A. 
(Hart Hall) 1665. Rector of Llanwrin, Montgomery, 1676 : cursal canon of 
St Asaph 1691 : Prebendary (Meliden) 21 Apr. 1693. Died 1701, and buried 
at Llanwrin. 

Langley, Thomas : son of Samuel : born at Swetnam, Warw. [probably Swetten- 
ham, Cheshire]. School : Tam worth, under M"* Antrobus. Admitted pensioner 
under M"- Leigh 4 July 1668. Age 17. 

B.A. 167f, incorpd. Oxford 1681; M.A. 1675. Baptised 19 Sept. 1651, 
son of Sam. Langley, formerly Fellow (see vol. i. p. 464) who removed to Tam- 
worth, when ejected from Swettenham in 1660. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 
1674 June ; priest, 1677 Sept. Vicar of Aston- Cantlow, Warw. 1679 : and of 
Kingsbury, 31 Jan. 168^. His son, John, was at Balliol, Oxford. Buried at 
Aston Cantlow 14 May 1705 (Rev. F. A. Applewhaite, vicar). 

Harding, Walter : son of George : of Staffs. School : Tam worth, under M"" Antrobus. 
Admitted under M"" Leigh (sizar to D^ Hen. More) 4 July 1668. Age 18. 

JD. A.. 1 I 2". 

Smith, Stephen : [father not given] : of Essex. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Covel 7 July 1668. Age 17. 

Matric^ not found. Perhaps Stephen, son of Stephen Smith of Blackmore, 
Essex, admitted at the Middle Temple 6 June 1671. 



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Nollard, Samuel: [no facts]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Covel 7 July 1668. 
Age not given. 

Matricd. 14 Dec. 1668 : not here in 1670. 

Storer, John : son of John : born at Beckenham, Kent. School : private, under his 
father. Admitted under M"" Leigh (sizar to th^ Master) 8 July 1668. Age 16. 
Matric". not found. Son of John Storer, M. A. (Emm.) at one time lecturer 
at Beckenham : afterwards rector of Stowmarket ; which he resigned before 
1662, and kept a school at Highgate. Admitted (as son of John Storer of 
Highgate, gent, [sic]), at the Middle Temple 2 Feb. 1671. 

Turner, John : son of Gregory : born in Suffolk. School : Bury, under M'^ Leeds. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Bainbridge 8 July 1668. Age 19. 

B.A. 167 J. Born at Brockford, near Wetheringsett. Ordained deacon, 
Norwich, 167| Jan. : licensed to Wherstead, Suff. : priest, 16|-J. 

Garnet, Thomas : son of Edward : born at Kirkby Lonsdale. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale, under M"^ Garth waite. Admitted sizar under M"" Fairmedow 9 July 
1668. Age 17. 

B.A. 167J. Ordained deacon, York, 1672 Sept. : priest, 1673 Sept. One 
of these names was rector of Farthingstone, near Weedon (patron, Bp. of 
Lincoln) after 1689; and buried there 10 Sept. 1714 (Bridges, 1. 64). 

Slinger, Richard: [no facts]. Admitted sizar under M'' Covel 10 July 1668. 

B.A. 1671 Mids. Possibly one of the Slingers of Little Hutton, Yorks. 
One Ri. Slinger was eldest son of James of Northallerton; who died 1658 
and left Richard £150 (Yorksh. Wills, 9. 139). 

Comyns, Robert: admitted as Cummin : [father not given]. School : Northallerton, 
under M*" Smelt. Admitted sizar under M"" Fairmedow 23 July 1668. Age 
not given. 

B.A. (Commyns) 1674. One of these names second son of Joh. Comyns of 
Dagenham, Essex, by Sarah Barlow of Barlow, Suffolk (^^s". 1664). 

Hatch, Morryson : son of Joseph : born at Brent-pellum [-Pelham], Essex. 
School : Stortford, under (1) M^ Leigh, (2) M'^ Cudworth. Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Leigh, 4 Aug. 1668. Age 16. 
Matric^. 14 Dec. 1668. 

Jenison, William : son of Ralph: born at Newcastle. School: (1) Newcastle, 
(2) Berwick, under M*" Webb. Admitted pensioner under D'^ Widdrington 
6 August 1668. Age 16. 

Matric*^. 14 Dec. 1668. Admitted, as third son of Ralph of Elswick, 
Newcastle, at Lincoln's Inn 11 June 1670. Ralph, the father, was knighted at 
Whitehall 1677 : was J.P. and D.L. : married Barbara, sister of Sir Fra. Bowes 
of Thornton. William resided at Ben well, and was Town-clerk of Newcastle ; 
married (1) Mary Ellison of Newcastle, (2) Barbara Reed of Chirton : was 
buried at St Nicholas, Newcastle 20 Jan. 17l|^. His son Will, was admitted 
1692 : and his nephew, Ralph in 1691. 

Sawrey, Miles : admitted as Milo : son of William : born at Hawkshead. School : 
Hawkshead, under M^ Bordley. Admitted sizar under M'' Leigh 8 Sept. 1668. 
Age 20. 

Matric° not found. One Miles Sawrey master of Hawkshead school 
1 Aug. 1671-72 (Croston-Baines, 5. 622). 

Coulton, James : son of Thomas : born at M^merby, Yorks. School : Sedbergh, 

k under M^ Fell. Admitted sizar under M'' Lovett 14 Sept. 1668. Age 20. 
Matric^. 14 Dec. 1668. One Ja. Coulton rector of Little Stambridge, 
Essex 15 Feb. 168f, patron, the Crown. Died before June 1703 (Morant, 1. 321). 
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Weld, Joseph: [father not given]: born at Braconash [Bracon- Ash] , Norfolk. 
School : Norwich, under M'" Lovering. Admitted pensioner under M'" Leigh 
4 Nov. 1668. Age 16. 

Matric'*. 14 Dec. 1668. Joseph, son of Gascoyne Weld (admitted 1634): 
grandson of Bishop Jos. Hall : admitted at the Middle Temple 5 June 1673. 
Lived at Bracon- Ash (Blomefield, 3. 58). 

Harvey, John : 

Matric<*. pen. 6 July 1667. Probably, John Harvey of Thurleigh, Beds., son 
of John (adm. 1626) by his wife Elizabeth; baptised 27 Jan. 16|J; a major 
in the army, who died and was buried at Thurleigh 1715, the last heir male of 
the elder branch of the Hervey family. John Hervey of Ickworth, first Earl 
of Bristol, records in his diary for 1699 how he went to Thurleigh in that 
year to see his cousin " Major John Hervey, a very honest ingenious gentleman " 
to arrange for the purchase of the home of their common ancestors. Further 
negotiations were carried on for this purpose till 1707 : but they came to 
nothing. (See W. M. Harvey, Hundred of Willey, Beds. 510.) This John 
Harvey left by his will, dated 5 May 1713, a messuage in the parish of 
St Mary, Bedford, " being a corner house in Cawdell Street, near the Church," 
to his wife, and after her death to trustees " for the maintenance of some poor 
scholar of Christ's College, to be born in Thurleigh " or, in default of such, in 
Bedfordshire : see under the father (vol. i. p. 375), who left £5 a year to the 
University of Cambridge : this was limited by the son to what was probably 
his own College. No settlement having been made by the father's executors, 
Major Harvey had paid £5 annually till 1706 : in his will seven years later he 
declared his grant to be in satisfaction of his father's intention. His executors 
in 1715 refused to make a settlement or to pay the arrears from 1706 : but 
the heirs-at-law seem to have been complaisant, and a decree was made in 
Chancery that £150 (<£50 for arrears) should be paid to a Master in Chancery 
and by him invested in land. Nine acres of land at Stanningfield, Suffolk 
were purchased, the income to be employed by the College according to Major 
Harvey's will. 

Sanders, Henry : son of Henry : born at Stortford. School : Stortford, under 
(1) M»" Leigh, (2) M'" Cudworth. Admitted pensioner under M"* Leigh 
30 Jan. 166|. Age 17. 

B.A. 167f; M.A. 1676. Ordained priest, London, 1680 June. Perhaps 
rector of Nettleswell, Essex (patron, Rob. Pygot, armiger) 12 Oct. 1680. 
Died 1716. 

Spark, Richard : son of William, gent. : born at Blackawton, Devon. School : 
Exeter, under M"" Witnall. Admitted at [Trin. Coll.] Oxford [22 June 1666] 
aged 20: kept 12 terras there. Admitted at Christ's, pensioner, under 
M' Covel 22 Feb. 166|. Age 22. 

B.A. 16%; M.A. 1673. Rector of North Leigh, Devon, 1676-1700 (Al. 
Ox. 1394). ^ 

More, James : son of James : born at Middleton, Westmoreland. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale, under M^ Garthwaite. Admitted sizar (afterwards pensioner) under 
M"- Fairmedow, 1 March 166|. Age 15. 

Matric^i. 5 April 1669. Perhaps son of Ja. More (or Moore) admitted 1623. 

Spateman, John: son of Samuel: born at Derby. School: Derby, under 
M'" Stones. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 15 March 166|. Age 14. 

B.A. 167§; M.A 1676. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1673 Sept. : priest, 
1674 June. At Burton on Trent, but the dates unknown. Rector of Yoxall, 
Staffs. 29 Aug. 1705, where he died 16 Aug. 1728, aged 75. Married Mary, 



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daughter of John Noble of Chorley, by whom he had six sons and six daughters. 
In his will (proved 13 Nov. 1728) he mentions estates at Osmaston, Derbs. 
and Stranshall near Uttoxeter : left .£10 to the poor of Burton on Trent, his 
"first preferment"; £10 to the poor of St Werbergh, Derby, where he was 
born : £80 to the poor of Yoxall. Not in the Spateman pedigree (Hunter, 
F.M.G. 1058) though Samuels abound therein. His son, Walter, was at 
Magdalen, Oxford 1705. 

Warren, Thomas : son of John : born at Kenton, Suffolk. School : Eye, under 
M'" Browne. Admitted pensioner under D'^ Widdrington 16 March 166§. 
Age not given. 

Matric^. 5 April 1669. One of these names was vicar of Darsham, Suffolk, 
1683-1706 : but possibly of St Catharine's (M.A. 1673). 

Ford, Thomas : son of William : born at Ford-green, Staffs. School : Audlem, 
Chesh., under M*" Coulton. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett, 20 March 166|. 
Age 18. 

B.A. (Forde) 167|; M.A. 1676. Baptised 19 Feb. 165f, son of Will. Ford 
and Ellen Rowley. Ordained deacon, London, 1673 Sept. : priest, 1676 Sept. 
Vicar of Wymondley, Herts. 9 Nov. 1676: also of St Ippolyt's 16 March 
168|^ : had license not to reside 4 Sept. 1689. Died before 1710. His eldest 
brother, Hugh, joined the Quakers, and suffered therefor. (Foster, Lanes, 
pedigrees.) 



Dell, John : son of William : born at Yevelden [Yielden], Beds. School : St Paul's, 
under M'' Crumbleholme. Admitted pensioner under M'^ Leigh 1 April 1669. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 167|, incorpd. Oxford, 13 July 1675; M.A. 1676. Son of William Dell, 
the intruded Master of Caius 1649-60 (who lived much at his rectory of Yielden 
during his Mastership), the advocate of the establishment of Universities in all 
great towns throughout England (Venn, 3. 93-99). John Dell was ordained 
deacon, Peterborough, 1674 June; priest, Lincoln, 1685 Sept.: when he was 
licensed to Stow, Bucks. Rector of Tilbrook, Beds, (near Yielden) 30 June 
1691. Perhaps the rector of Woodford, Northants., who was buried at 
NorthiU, Beds. 4 Sept. 1707 (Bridges, 2. 268). 

*Waterhouse, Thomas : son of Jonas : born at Bradford. School : Bradford. 
Admitted pensioner under W Fairmedow 2 April 1669. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1676, incorporated Oxford, 1680. His father Jonas 
was a clerk, of Bradford where he was minister under the Commonwealth : in 
1662 he did not conform : but retained so much right over the living that 
with the Dowager Lady Maynard in 1667 he presented Abr. Brooksbank of 
Christ's : Jonas died 1716 aged 90. Ordained deacon and priest, London, 1676 
May. Elected Fellow before Xmas 1675 on the death of John Andrewes. 
Senior Taxor 1685: Junior Proctor 1690. A careless Praelector. Took a 
considerable number of pupils from 1680 to about 1695, when Daniel Duck- 
field's reign began. On Chris. Bainbridge's death he was presented to Clipston 
18 March 169| : where he was buried 19 March 170J (Bridges, 2. 21). 
The Waterhouses were very numerous in the West Riding, especially about 
Halifax. Two brothers admitted under Thomas (Benjamin in 169 J and David, 
1698) were born at Wakefield. John, admitted 1628, was a cousin about five 
degrees removed. 

Oldroyd, Joshua : son of Joseph [or Joshua] : born at Duesbury [Dewsbury], 
Yorks. School: Thomhill, under M*" Wisson. Admitted pensioner under 
M-- Fairmedow 2 April 1669. Age 16. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1676. Ordained priest, York, 1680 Sept. Vicar of 
Birstall 11 Aug. 1680: died before August 1681. 



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Allen, Thomas : admitted as AUein : son of John : born at Snasholm p], Yorks. 
School : Kirkby Lonsdale, under M'" Garthwaite. Admitted sizar under 
M^ Fairmedow 5 April 1669. Age 18. ..^. ^ i • j j 

Matric^^. July 1671: B.A. (Allen) 167|; M.A. 1676. Ordained deacon, 
York, 1673 Sept. 21; priest, Sept. 28. ,. , o a . i-no 

One of these names was rector of Thornton, Bucks. 6 hept. 1/uy. 

Allen Cuthbert : admitted as Allein : son of John : born at Snasholm [1], Yorks. 
Brother of John, above. School : same. Admitted sizar under M'" Fairmedow 
5 April 1669. Age 16. ^^ ^ .^^oa ^oi 

B.A. (Allen) 167f ; M.A. 1676. Ordained deacon, York, 1673 Sept. 21 : 
priest, Sept. 28. 

Metcalfe, Peter: son of Francis: born at Leeds. School : Leeds, under M'' Gilbert. 
Admitted sizar (afterwards pensioner) under M^ Lovett 6 April 1669. Age 16. 
B.A. 1672 Mids. Said in Lambeth Register 1681 to have been ordained 
deacon at York " nine years ago " : but I did not find his name. On 26 Feb. 
168? he was presented to the rectory of Foot's Cray, Kent, and petitioned to 
be ordained priest by the Bishop of Lincoln, or any other bishop. 

Browne, William : son of Francis : born at Eye, Suffolk. School : Eye, under 
M'" Browne. Admitted pensioner under M"" Covel 6 April 1669. Age 17. 

Matricd. (Magd.) 9 July 1670 : B.A. (Magd.) 167f . One Will. Browne,^B.A., 
was vicar of Adlingfleet, Yorks. 7 Aug. 1693 : died vicar before Aug. 1710. 

Palgrave, Nathaniel: son of John, eques auratus : born at "Burningham" 
p Burnham], Norfolk. School: Holt, under M"" Bainbridge. Admitted 
pensioner under M^' Lovett 7 April 1669. Age 18. 

Matricd. pen. from Emm. 9 July 1670: B.A. (Emm.) 167|; M.A. 1676. 
Rector of Bayfield, Norfolk 29 April 1674, patron John Jermy : held it till 
1705 (Blomefield, 5. 899): same day rector of Letheringsett : to which his 
successor, according to Blomefield {ib. 939) came in 1745! Also rector of 
Hackford, near Attleborough, 1689-1706 (ib. 4. 390). 

Bainbridge, Nicholas : son of Cuthbert : of Durham [Dunelmensis]. School : 
Holt, under M"" Bainbridge p Ki. (1655)]. Admitted sizar (later pensioner) 
under M"^ Covel 7 April 1669. Age 17. 

Matricd. pen. 6 July 1671 : M.B. 1674; M.D. 1681. 

Hall, Charles: son of Richard: born at Barlow Lees, Derbs. School: Wirks- 
worth, under M"^ Crosdale. Admitted sizar under M"" Smithson 7 April 1669. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1676. Baptised 3 March 1651; son of Richard Hall 
of Barlow Lees, by his wife Mary, daughter and coheir of Will. Fox of Harrich, 
Lines. (Hunter, F.M.G. 567). Rector of Kettlethorpe 24 July 1690, on the 
deprivation of Ri. Hall a non-juror : patron, Tho. Hall, Esq. Prebendary of 
Lincoln (Wilton Paynshall) 25 April 1700 on the death of Dean Fuller; and 
on the death of Dean Campion next year. Hall was obliged to resign to make 
room for the Dean, third in order, to be made a canon. (Le Neve, 2. 232.) 
He married Eliz. Skoles of Leeds (Hunter) by whom he had four sons of whom 
Gilbert was adm^. 1711. Died before Sept. 1728, when his son Gilbert was 
presented by Cha. Hall of Harrington. Ri. Hall his predecessor gave to the 
church in 1690 a silver paten with the inscription AllKOC AflOC — the 
name used in the Eastern Church — to which the non-jurors made overtures. 
[Inform^, from Rev. James Bell, rector.] The vicar of Inningham (? Ingham), 
Lines. 27 Dec. 1710, was probably a younger man. 



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Hackett, Thomas : son of Thomas : of Derbyshire. School : Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 
under M^ Shaw. Admitted at Emmanuel [date left blank] then at Christ's, 
sizar, under M'" Stanford 15 April 1669. Age not given. 

But he either never came or he returned to Emmanuel, where he was B.A. 
167?: M.A. (Queens') 1680. 

Boston, Laurence : [father not given] : born at Toynton All Saints, Lines. 
Educated by M'' Robotham. Admitted sizar under D*" Widdrington 16 April 
1669. Age 18. 

B.A. 167§. Perhaps son of Laurence Boston of 1635. Librarian, 1669. 
Possibly rector of Mablethorpe, Lines. 16 Oct. 1675, presented by Robert, 
Earl of Lindsey. Rector of Halton Holgate near Spilsby 5 May 1691 : but 
he did not reside there, and signed only once : he died before Feb. 169| : but 
was not buried there. It is possible that the rector of Halton was the elder 
Laurence. 

Armitstead, Hugh : [so admitted : but only a Christopher matriculated] : son of 
Christopher : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, under M"^ Briggs. 
Admitted under M-^ Lovett (sizar to D^ Carr) 17 April 1669. Age 18. 

B.A. (Christopher) 167|. There may have been both a Hugh (unmatric'^.) 
and a Christopher (admission omitted) : but it is less likely. 

Bateson, John : admitted as Baitson : son of George : born at Bollen [? Bolton-by- 
BoUand], Lanes. School : Sedbergh, under M'" Fell. Admitted sizar under 
M} Lovett 17 April 1669. Age 18. 

Matric^i. 8 July 1669. See Rob. Bateson (1653). 

Drake, William : son of William : born at Barnoldswick-Coates, Yorks. School : 
Erby [Earby near Skipton], under M'" Rakes. Admitted pensioner under 
M-- Lovett 20 April 1669. Age 17. 

Matric^. 8 July 1669. Admitted at Gray's Lm 9 Feb. 16^. Son of 
Will. Drake of Barnoldswick by his wife Mary Stillington of Belfield. Married 
Abigail Yates of Stanley House, Lanes. Had two sons, William, who suc- 
ceeded him, and Francis. Buried at Thornton 1687 (Hunter, F.M.G. 1155). 

Leigh, Samuel : son of Ralph : born at Westwood, Staffs. School : Wirksworth, 
under M'' Crosedale. Admitted sizar under M^ Covel 22 April 1669. Age 19. 
Matric*i. 8 July 1669. 

Waterhouse, — : [no facts : probably came into residence later]. Admitted 
sizar under M*" Fairmedow 23 April 1669. 

B.A. (Thomas) 1674 Mids. Not the same as Tho. Waterhouse admitted 
above April 2. Ordained, as of Christ's, deacon, York, 1675 Sept. : priest, 
1676 Sept. Probably rector of Hemingbrough near Howden, Yorks. 19 March 
167|^. Vicar of Misson near Bawtry, Notts. 19 Nov. 1680 : where he seems 
never to have resided: a new vicar, J. Foss, appears in 1716. Misson was 
long held together with the neighbouring parish of Everton. (Inform**, from 
Rev. F. W. Keene, vicar.) 

Audley, Hugh : son of Robert : born at Warden, Beds. School : Knotting, Beds., 
under M*" Scriven. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lovett 30 April 1669. 
Age 17. 

Matric'^. 8 July 1669. Perhaps akin to Hugh Audley, the "notorious 
moneylender," who died 1662 (D.N.B.). 

Brooke, John : son of Thomas : born at Dodsworth, Yorks. School : Bradford, 
under M*^ Sturdy. Admitted under M*^ Fairmedow (sizar to D*" Carr) 30 April 
1669. Age 17. 

B.A 167| ; M.A. 1676. Born 3 Jan. 1651 : fifth son of Tho. Brooke of 




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Dodsworth, gent., by his wife Jane Beighton, of Beighton. Ordained priest, 
York, 1677 Dec. Licensed to the cure of Woolley (1) in the parish of Royston 
in the West Riding 25 April 1682. Rector of High Hoyland 20 Jan. 168|- : 
and apparently again presented 3 June 1695. Married Anne, daughter of 
Will. Gates of North Denby, Yorks. (Yorks. Arch. Journal, 12. 40). Made 
collections for West Riding genealogies. Purchased Field Head, where he 
died of a paralytic stroke 27 Nov. 1725 aged 73 (Hunter, S. Yorks. 2. 365; 
and F.M.G. 765). 

His nephew, Thomas, admitted 168|-. 

Raven, William : son of John : born at Croxton, Leics. [sic]. School : Ockam 
[Oakham], under M'^ Love. Admitted under M^ Covel (sizar to M'" Bain- 
bridge) 5 May 1669. Age 18. 

B.A. 1672 Mids. It was probably his father, of the Inner Temple, who 
gave £15 to the New Building ; and had from the College a lease of Croxton 
Parsonage (in Norfolk) 1640 : but I do not find him as a member of the 
College. There are four leases, beginning 1615 and ending 1658: the first 
may be to an earlier John Raven. 

Noton, Thomas : son of William : born at Wirksworth, Derbs. School : Wirks- 
worth, under M"^ Crosedale. Admitted under M*" Covel (sizar to M*" Bainbridge) 
6 May 1669. Age 18. 
B.A. 167|. 

Weddell, John: son of John: born at Widdington [i Wigginton], Yorks. School: 
Bradford, under M'" Sturdy. Admitted pensioner under M"" Fairmedow 11 May 
1669. Age 16. 

Matric^. 8 July 1669. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 8 Feb. 167^. Son of 
John of Bradford. A member of a family of lawyers, of Bradford stock, who 
were great moneylenders and thereby acquired much property in the neigh- 
bourhood of Bradford. John, the father, was according to Oliver Heywood 
(Diaries, 3. 191) "as great an attorney as any in the country, raised to a 
great estate of late, and hath built a sumptuous new house near the church." 
He died suddenly in London, 20 June 1672. His son John married in 1680 
Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas Jones, Justice of the King's Bench, a man who 
according to Macaulay never except on one occasion "shrank from any 
drudgery however cruel or servile." By her he had two sons, Edward and 
Charles of Wallow Hall, Bolland, Yorks. He was alive in 1697. A Weddell 
pedigree (Hunter, F.M.G. 1259) does not contain these names. 

Wheatley, John : son of Thomas : born at " Emby " [sic : probably Emlay, near 
Huddersfield] . School: Flucton [perhaps Flockton near Wakefield], under 
M"" Wigglesworth. Admitted sizar under M^ Leigh 21 May 1669. Age 16. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1678. Probably sixth son of Tho. Wheatley, a colonel 
in the King's army who married Elizabeth, daughter of Tho. Oldfield of 
Wadland (Hunter, S. Yorks. 2. 386). Ordained deacon, York, 1673 May : 
priest, 1678 Sept. : licensed to preach in the diocese 5 July 1678. 

Nicholson, John: son of William: born at Richmond. School: Richmond, 
under M^ Parvin. Admitted sizar under M"^ Leigh 21 May 1669. Age 19. 
B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1697. Ordained deacon, York, 1673 May: subscription 
for priest's orders on 19 July 1674 made in the register, but crossed out. 

Shilton, John: son of Joseph: born at Shistock [Shustoke], Warw. School: 
Burton on Trent, under M'' Hazard [Michael, adm. 1662]. Admitted sizar 
under M'" Stanford 26 May 1669. Age 15. 

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be the M'" Shilton who was head-master of Burton in and before 1697 — gone 
before 1708 (St John's Adm. hook). 

Midford, William: son of Robert: born at Midford, ISTorthumb**. Taught at 
home by M^ Spinck, afterwards in Scotland. Admitted pensioner under 
D^ Widdrington 28 May 1669. Age not given. 

Matric". not found. Resided till Lady Day 1671. Robert, the father, aged 
3 in 1615, was then heir to his grandfather Robert (Visitations in Genealogist^ 
2. 122). He married Philadelphia Wharton of Gillingwood. Their son, 
William, was ordained deacon, Ely (as Mitford), 167y March. Rector of 
Elsdon, Northumb*^. 1674-1715: died and buried there (Hodgson, ii. ii. 47 
and 51). 

Curtoys, John : [father not given] : born at Wilford, Notts. School : Notting- 
ham, under M'^ Birch. Admitted sizar under M^ Stanford 5 June 1669. Age 16. 
B.A. 167|; M.A. 1676. Son of Leonard Curtoys (rector of Wilford for 
33 years, died 1685). Ordained priest, York, 1674 June: curate of Norton, 
Lines. Perhaps vicar of Saxby (as Curtis) 1 July 1676. Inst^. to Norton 
20 April 1687 : resigned 1692. Rector of Clay Coton, Northants. 1692, and 
died 1697, aged 44. His wife Elizabeth died 1717 and was buried at Wilford. 
(Information from Rev. A. Curtois, of Lincoln.) 

Barker, Richard : son of Robert : born at Bolton [probably Bolton-le-sands], 
Lanes. School : Warton [near Carnforth], under M^ Holder. Admitted under 
W Fairmedow (sizar to M'^ Burnet) 15 June 1669. Age 19. 
Matric". not found. 

Corlas, William : son of Henry : born at Newsam [I Newsome near Huddersfield], 
Yorks. School : Sedbergh, under M'" Fell. Admitted under M'" Lovett (sizar 
to M'" Burnet) 15 June 1669. Age not given. 

B.A. 167f. Ordained deacon, York, 1674 June: priest, London, 1677 
June. Rector of Newton Kyme, Yorks. 2 Aug. 1677-1682. Rector of Long 
Marston 3 March 168 J. Married Dorothy, daughter of Bryan Dickinson, 
Feb. 16f J {Northowram Register, 46). Died at Marston before May 1694. 

Burnet, Henry : son of William : born at Lowton [Loughton], Essex. School : 
"Thames" [sic: ? Thames-Ditton, Surrey]. Admitted pensioner 15 June 1669 
[tutor not given]. Age 17. 
B.A. 167J; M.A. 1675. 

Wood, Christopher: [father not given]: born at Newton [at Wakefield, according 
to NoTimch Register], Yorks. School: Wakefield, under M"" Bolton. Admitted 
under M^ Leigh (sizar to D^ Carr) 15 June 1669. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1676. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1673 Sept. : licensed 
to Crostwick, near Norwich : priest, York, 167|- Feb. 

Hodson, John : son of Thomas : born at Ringstead, Norfolk. School : Seaming, 

L under M'" Burton. Admitted under M^ Lovett (sizar to M"^ Standish) 17 June 
1669. Age 17. 
B.A. 167| ; M.A. 1676. Baptised at Ringstead St Andrew 11 Nov. 1650, 
youngest child of Tho. and Cecily Hodson, born Mann : the father (admitted 
1626) was rector 1639-61. Ordained priest, Norwich, 1674 Dec. : licensed to 
Dry Docking 1674-5. Vicar of Holme, Hunstanton 1675-1704 : of Thornhara 
1679-1704, and of Titchwell 1687 (both between Holme and Brancaster). He 
inherited property from his mother at alfthese places, and also at Ringstead. 
Master of Brancaster school, where he taught his sons John (adm<^. 1699) and 
Henry (169^). 
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Dickenson, William: son of Thomas: [birthplace not given, but perhaps 
Boroughbridge]. School : Boroughbridge, under M^ Leemin. Admitted under 
M"" Lovett (sizar to M'" Standish) 17 June 1669. Age 16. 

Matric'^ 8 July 1669. One of these names B.A. (Pemb.) 167^ ; M. A. 1680, 
but a diflferent man. 

Trigg, Matthew: son of Matthew: born "Strettoniae campis" [Stretton-en-le- 
field], Derbs. School: Repton [Repondiae], under [Jos.] Sedgwick, "vir 
clarissimus" [formerly Fellow]. Admitted pensioner under M'' Lovett 

18 June 1669. Age 17. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1676. Matthew (the father) was of Caius 1627, and 
rector of Stretton, 1642-76 (Venn, 1. 282). Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 
1674 June. Probably rector of Hathern, Leics. 5 June 1682 : died there 
before Sept. 1691. 
Long, Peter: son of John: born at Knutsford, Cheshire. School: Knutsford, 
under M^ Turner. Admitted under M^ Fairmedow (sizar to M"" Andrewes) 

19 June 1669. Age 19. 

Matric". not found. There was an inscription on a stone in Knutsford 
churchyard "Peter Long dyed the 31 May 1679." (Owen mss. xiii. 22— 
communicated by E. Axon, Esq.) 

Hutchinson, Simon : son of James : born at Halwith [?], Yorks. School : Rich- 
mond, under M"^ Parving. Admitted sizar under M'" Leigh 19 June 1669. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1676. Ordained deacon, York, 1673 May: priest, 
1674 Dec. Rector of Tanfield near Ripon before 1685 (see our Admission 
book) : was rector at his death in 1 725. (Information from A, Williamson, Esq.) 

Bnckton, Richard : admitted as Bucton : son of James : born at " Snaza " [sic 1 the 
same as " Suasholm," where Tho. and Cuthb. Allein (above) were born], 
Yorks. School : Gales [sic] under M^ Coales [?Coates]. Admitted sizar under 
M^ Leigh 19 June 1669. Age 18. 

Matric<i. 8 July 1669 " Ri. Buckton, scholar," buried at Great St Andrew's 
3 April 1670. 

Pye, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Whitehouse, Northumb'^. School : 
Morpeth, under M^ Spink. Admitted sizar under D"" Widdrington 23 June 
1669. Age 18. 

B.A. 167f. Perhaps the father was the rector of Elsdon, admitted 1639. 
Thomas, the son, was ordained deacon, York, 1673 May. Vicar of Stamford- 
ham, Northumberland, 20 April 1676. Probably father of William admitted 
1694 as born at " Stannerton," i.e. Stamfordham. 

Dawkins, William : [father not given] : born at Llangadock " in comitatu 
Maridunensi." [No school.] Admitted under M"^ Lovett (sizar to D"" More) 
23 June 1669. Age 17. 

Matric^i. 8 July 1669 from Christ's: but moved to St John's. M.B. (St 
John's) 1674 ; M.D. 1679. Son of Jenkin Dawkins, co. Carmarthen, bred at 
Boxrood; admitted at St John's sizar for D^ Gunning, surety M'' Crouch, 
25 Oct. 1669 ; aged 17 : (having been previously admitted at Christ's) on the 
testimony of Tho. Burnet, Ja. Leigh, and Tho. Lovett. 

Watson, Daniel : son of Daniel : born at Burton on Trent. School : Burton, 
under M"" Hazard. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Stanford 24 June 
1669. Age not given. 

Matric'i. 9 July 1670. Daniel (the father) of Gray's Inn was second son 
of Henry Watson late of Burton on Trent, M.P. for Lichfield 1659 and 1660. 



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He was an utter-barrister of Gray's Inn, and Steward of the City of Lichfield. 
He married Rebecca, daughter of Edw. Villers of Hanbury, aunt of Isaac 
Villers (167^). Daniel (his son) was admitted at Gray's Inn 21 July 1670. 
Brother of Edward (167|). Married Mary, fifth daughter of Sir Tho. Gresley, 
hart. {Staffs. Vis"". 1663). 

Coales, John : possibly Coates : son of John : born at Ripley, Yorks. School : 
Ripley. Admitted under M"^ Fairmedow (sizar to M"" Bolton) 24 June 1669. 
Age 17. 

The name miglit be either, as Cha. Smithson, the Praelector, never crosses 
a ^, and Coates is a common spelling of Cotes : Edm. Coates was admitted 
1663. Matric". not found. 

Barnard, John : son of Robert : born at Sanford [Sampford], Essex. School : 
Burntwood [Brentwood], under M^ Barnard. Admitted sizar under M"^ Covel 
5 July 1669." Age 18. 

B.A. (Bernard) 1672 Mids. Ordained deacon, London, 1672 Sept.; 
licensed to Little Wanley, Essex. One of these names rector of Hazeleigh, 
Essex, 22 Dec. 1674 (patron, M"^ John Allen) : resigned in 1681. One (M.A.) 
Chaplain to the Earl of Sussex, rector of Wraxall, Dorset, had dispensation 
27 Jan. 167y to hold also the rectory of Chilfroome, distant one mile. (There 
was a John Barnard M.A. (Jesus) 1665.) 

Atton, George : son of William : born at Branston [Bramston], Ruts. School 
not given. Admitted at Sidney 26 May 1665. Admitted at Christ's pen- 
sioner under M*" Fairmedow 7 July 1669. 

M.B. 1670 : M.D. 1675. I do not know where he practised; but he died 

25 July 1707 aged 57; and was buried at Chesterfield : M.I. (Glover, 2. 271). 

Fuller, Thomas : son of Ignatius : born at Sherington, Bucks. School : Strixton, 
under M^ Farrow. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lovett 7 July 1669. 
Age 15. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1676; D.D. 1689. Rector of Bishop Hatfield, Herts. 

26 Jan. 168f. Gave £10 to beautify the Chapel in 1702. Preached a 
visitation sermon at Stevenage, 6 Aug. 1703, on Phil. 1. 27, 28. (Cole.) 

Dudson, Samuel : son of William : born at Hopton, Derbs. School : Wirks- 
worth, under M^ Crosedale. Admitted sizar under M^ Smithson 7 July 1669. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 1672 Mids. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1673 Sept. : priest, 1679 
June. Yicar of Alfreton, Derbs. 10 June 1697 and held it till his death : he 
was buried in the churchyard 11 Feb. 173|. His son Will, (admitted at 
St John's 1709 aged 18) was born at Barwick in Elmet : possibly he was there 
before Alfreton. 

Green, Francis : [father not given] : of Beds. School : " Hocley " [probably 
Hocklifie, Beds.] under M"^ [Rob.] Stackhouse. Admitted sizar under M^ Leigh 
9 Sept. 1669. Age 18. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1677. Vicar of East Claydon, Bucks. 14 Sept. 1680— 
having been ordained priest at Lincoln 1674 Sept. : given as of this College by 
Lipscombe (1. 171). Died vicar 1741. 

Chapman : [no Christian name or facts]. Admitted sizar (with his brother, 
— Chapman) under M'' Lovett 14 Sept. 1669. 

Ambrose Chapman, B.A. 1673 ; M.A. 1677. Born at Hawkedon, Suffolk, 
before 1650. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1673 May ; licensed to Naughton, 
Suff. : priest 16|J March. Vicar of Framsden 19 Oct. 1681: perhaps till 
1710. 



26 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Chapman : [no Christian name or facts]. Admitted sizar with his brother [above] 
under M'' Lovett 14 Sept. 1669. 

Edmund Chapman, B.A. 1673 Mids. ; M.A. 1677. Ordained deacon, Nor- 
wich, 1673 May : licensed to Brettenham, Suflf. : priest, London, 16|^J March. 
Rector of Lammarsh 10 March 16|^ : died before Nov. 1690 (Tanner ms.). 

Church, James: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 14 Sept. 
1669. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1676. 

Smalhom : [no Christian name and no facts]. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 
13 Oct. 1669. 

Matric°. not found. 

Windham, John : son of Thomas, armiger : born at Felbrigg, Norfolk. School : 
Elmdon, Essex, under M"* Howorth. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
B«- Widdrington 1 Dec. 1669. Age 16. 

Matric**. 9 July 1670. M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1671. Son of Thomas Windham 
of Felbrigg Hall by his second wife Eliz., daughter of Sir John Mead of Lofts 
Hall: younger brother of Thomas (1661) and Will. (1663). Admitted at 
Lincoln's Inn 5 June 1671. Married four times: (1) Jane Godfrey of 
Hindringham : (2) a daughter of Roger Townsend : (3) Dorothy Ogle of 
Bardwell : (4) Frances, daughter of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey : but died 
without issue (Blomefield, 4. 309). See under Thomas (1661). 

Tyfifen, William : son of John : born at Godmanchester, Hunts. School : 
Huntingdon, under M"^ Tayler. Admitted sizar under M*" Fairmedow 8 Dec. 
1669. Age 17. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1677. A brother (?) John was admitted at St John's 
166^ as son of John, bookseller of Godmanchester. 

Metcalfe, Michael: 

M.A. 1676. Admitted at Magdalen, Oxford 166f, as son of Matt, of 
Appersaid, Yorks. B.A. 1670 ; M.A. (Christ's) 1676. Ordained deacon, 
York, 1681 Sept. ; priest, London, 1681 Nov. Rector of Little Thurrock, 
Essex 1 Dec. 1681. Had license (as a widower, aged 38) 11 Feb. 169^ to 
marry Eliza Ellis of Mucking, Essex: another 27 June 1692, to marry 
Jane Ellis also of Mucking — presumably the deceased wife's sister. Died 
rector 1697. His brother Matt, was admitted here 1682. 

Armstead, Robert : son of Robert : born at Thurlby, Lines. School : Melton, 
under M'^ Stoakes. Admitted pensioner under M'" Covel 13 Jan. 16^^. 
Age 18. 

Matric*^. 9 July 1670. Admitted (as Armestead) at Gray's Inn 28 June 
1671. Probably migrated, and B.A. (Emm.) 1676. 

Umfrevill, William : son of William, armiger : born at Langham, Essex. School : 
Dedham. Admitted pensioner under D'^ Widdrington 21 Jan. 16|^. Age 15. 
B.A. (Umfrevile) 167f ; M.A. 1677 ; D.D. 1690. Son of William of Lang- 
ham by his second wife, Isabel Sap worth. Rector of Bawdsey, Suff. 15 June 
1677. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Nat. Brackenbury, widow of John 
Marr of Broxted. (Davy says that he was rector of St Andrew's, Holborn ; 
also Surtees (2. 396) : but he does not appear in Newcourt or in Hennessy : 
possibly he was Lecturer.) Died 15 Apr. 1706. His son Charles, admitted 
1720, aged 20, was born in London, and educated at Newcastle : the family 
belongs to the North : see pedigree in Surtees (I.e.). 



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Cole, Edmund : eldest son of Ralph, bart. : born at Brancepeth, Durham. 
School : Durham. Admitted fellow-commoner under D"^ Widdrington 23 Jan. 

16^ J. Age not given. 
Matricd. 9 July 1670. 

Hawkins, Edward: son of Edward: born at Stortford. School: Stortford, 
under M"^ Cudworth. Admitted pensioner under M'" Leigh 3 [perhaps 30] 
Jan. 16^. Age 17. 

Matric*^. (as sizar) 9 July 1670. Admitted at the Inner Temple 15 Nov. 
1671. 

Sillet, Richard : [father not given] : born at Horringer, Suffolk. School : Bury, 
under M"^ Leeds. Admitted sizar under M^ Covel 4 Feb. 16^ J. Age 16. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1677. Died 10 July 1687 at Horringer, aged 34: and 
buried there (S.H.A.H.). 

Stilloman, — : [no Christian name or facts]. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Covel im. 

Perhaps a Styleman. Matric". not found. 

Massey, Samuel : [father not given] : born at Thistleton, Ruts. School : Har- 
borough. Admitted sizar under M'^ Andrewes 16 Feb. 16^. Age 15. 

B.A. 167f; M.A. not found: but ordained deacon, Lincoln, as Sam. 
Massey, M.A. of Christ's, 1679 June, and licensed to Weedon Pinckney, 
Northants. 

Boteler, Thomas : son of Robert : born in London. School : Felstead, under 
M'^ Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M'" Leigh 25 Feb. 16^. Age 17. 
Matric^i. 9 July 1670. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 18 May 1672. 

Hatton, Richard : son of George : born at Chowbent, Lanes. Taught by 
M^ Tayler. Admitted at Trinity College 18 April 1668, according to letters 
testimonial. Admitted at Christ's sizar under M"^ Leigh 27 Feb. 16^§. 
Age 21. 

B.A. 167|^; M.A. 1676. Probably vicar of Deane, near Bolton, Lanes. 
4 Dec. 1672: patron, the Crown: Chowbent is some miles south of Deane. 
According to Croston-Baines (3. 130) he did not renounce the Covenant, and 
his institution did not take place till 22 Nov. 1673 : and he was twice in- 
ducted, for the second time 6 Dec. 1673. He appointed a Nonconformist like 
himself to the chapel of Horwich whence in later years trouble arose. He 
died 1712. See Halley, Nonconformity in Lanes., 2. 160. 

Sym[m], John: B.A., admitted pensioner under M^ Burnet 18 March 16^J. He 
was B.A. (Sidney) 1648, and brought letters testimonial. A Tho. Symm 
(perhaps by error for John) appears M.A. (Christ's) 1670, in Cat. Graduatorum, 
1659-1800. One John Symm (or Symmes), clerk, was rector of Goxhill in 
Holdernessll Feb. 166^-1689: and being chaplain to Christopher, Duke of 
Albemarle had license from Lambeth 21 March 16|J ("having given testi- 
monials of conformity and of good life, and been examined by M"" Tho. Tomkins 
domestic chaplain ") to hold also the rectory of Langton near New Malton, 
distant 20 miles: instituted 29 March 1670. Poulton's statement that John 
Symm vacated Goxhill by death is wrong. He vacated Langton as a non-juror 
1690. His successor and son-in-law, Tho. Watson (B.A. Pet. 1685) was 
instituted June 14: and Mary Watson died at Langton Nov. 1693. John 
Symmes was living in 1696. His wife Ursula was buried at Goxhill 12 Sept. 
1668. She had three sons at a birth, who all died. (Information from Rev. 
A. Hippisley Smith, vicar of Langton.) 



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Knight, Isaac : son of Ralph, miles : born at Langhorn [sic], Yorks. Taught by 
M*" Bernard. Admitted pensioner under M"" Stanford 30 March 1670. Age 17. 
B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1677. Probably of Langold in the parish of Letwell, 
near Rotherham (Hunter, S. Yorks. 1. 299). His mother was Faith, daughter 
of Will. Dickinson, vicar of Rotherham. Received under his father's will in 
1689 the advowson of Warsop, Notts, and the right to £1000, due from the 
exchequer. Married Ela, daughter of Sir Joh. Robinson of Denston, Suff. 
who died 1767 aged 84. He died 13 Sept. 1721 aged 68, leaving a son Ralph, 
of Langold (died s.p.), and a daughter Elizabeth who married D^ Henry Gaily, 
afterwards Gally-Kuight. 

Shelmerdine, William : admitted as Shezmerdine : [father not given] : of Derbs. 
Admitted pensioner under M'' Stanford 2 April 1670. Probably a descendant 
of Tho. Shelmerdine (mat. 1618), and father of Daniel (1652) : vicar of Crich 
and of Matlock, who died after 1662. 

Matric". not found. There was a John Shelmerdine, B.A. of Magdalene, 
1678. 

Holt, William : [father not given] : born at Kino[u]lton, Notts. School : Ashby- 
de-la-Zouch. Admitted sizar under M"" Andrewes 6 April 1670. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 167f. Buried (« Sir Hoult ") at Great St Andrew's 26 March 1675. 

Frost, Thom.as : son of Thomas : born at Cowledge [Cowlinge], Suff. School : 
Bury, under M"" Leedes. Admitted sizar under M^ Fairmedow 6 April 1670. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 167|. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1674 June : and licensed to 
Rougham, near Bury. Appointed Mich. 1675 usher of the Grammar School, 
King's Lynn. His time there was short. "M^" Thomas Frost was buried 
Oct, 5*^^ 1675 " (Register of St Margaret's Church : inform", from R. S. Harper). 

Neale, John : son of George : born at Leeds. School : Flockton [near Wake- 
field], under M"* Wigglesworth. Admitted pensioner under M^ Fairmedow 
18 April 1670. Age 14. 

George, the father, was M.D. of Leeds, and married Eliz., daughter of 
Francis Jackson, alderman of Leeds. The son seems to have followed his 
father's steps and practised medicine at Doncaster for 50 years : he married 
(1) a Miss Copley of Batley : (2) a Miss Washington of Ad wick : died 23 Nov. 
1731, aged 77 (which nearly agrees) : buried at Doncaster: M.L : called therein 
Medicinae Doctor : not obtained at Cambridge or at Oxford. (Hunter, 
S. Yorks. 1. 45.) 

Rigby, Edward : son of Edward : born at Preston, Lanes. School : Preston, 
under M"^ More. Admitted pensioner under D"" Widdrington 21 April 1670. 
Age 16. 

Matric*!. 8 July 1670. Admitted at Gray's Inn 7 June 1670 : second son 
and heir apparent of Edward, Serjeant-at-law and Reader of Gray's Inn, a 
man of note (1627-86) who sat for Preston in three parliaments; he was son 
of Alexander Rigby, the Parliamentarian general. His second wife was 
Anne Molyneux of Teversall, whose brother John was at Christ's in 1640 and 
her nephew, Francis, in 1672. Edward, the younger, was M.P. for Preston, 
1701, and died 1708 : unless this be a grandson of the original Edward. 
(Fishwick, Preston, 373, 378.) One Edw. Rigby was admitted at Douai 1689. 
{Douai Diaries J 84.) 

Theobald, Francis : eldest son of Sir Francis, knight : born in Suffolk. School : 
Thetford, under M"" Keen. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Andrewes 
26 April 1670. Age 16. 



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Matric". not found. Admitted at Gray's Inn 26 Nov. 1670 : eldest son of 
Sir Francis of Barking St Mary, near Needham, Suffolk, by his wife Anne 
Nightingale of Newport, Essex. Sir Francis, the father, was sheriff of Suffolk 
1664 : and was knighted 1669. (Le Neve's Knights, in Harl. Soc, 222.) 

Peppen, William : son of George : born at Ringshall, Suffolk. School : Bury, under 
M^ Leedes. Admitted sizar under M"^ Andrewes 26 April 1670. Age 16. 
B.A. 167f; M.A. 1677. Son of George, rector of Ringshall: born at 
Westbrook in Ringshall, near Needham. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 167|^ 
Feb.: licensed to Ringshall as curate to his father: priest, 1677 Sept.: 
licensed to Cotton St Andrew, of which he was rector between 1697 and 
1702, while resident at Stoke Ash. Rector of Stoke Ash 1678-1710, where 
he died 2 March 17^1^. Patron of Ringshall, to which he presented his son 
Will. Peppen B.A. (Trin.) 170| on 16 March 170|. His widow Margaret 
was buried by her husband in the chancel 9 Sept. 1719. (Information from 
Rev. E. C. J. Bo wen, rector.) 

Killingbeck, Thomas : son of Richard : born at Barrowby, Yorks. School : 
Bradford, under M'" Sturdy. Admitted pensioner under M'" Fairmedow 
30 April 1670. Age 17. 

Matric*i. 8 July 1670. Possibly grandson of Edward (1613) of AUerton 
Grange. One of these names was curate of St Nicholas Chapel, Lynn, 1682. 
(Blomefield, 4. 596.) 

Ixem, John : [father not given] : born at Richmond [no further facts]. Admitted 
at St John's 20 May 1668: at Christ's 9 May 1670, pensioner under 
M'" Stanford. Age not given. 

B.A. 167|. Born at Well, Richmondshire, son of John Ixem, clerk 
(admitted here 1636). School: Lay ton, under M"^ Bromehead : aged 17 in 
1668. Perhaps brother of Thomas (son of a John) admitted 1674. 

Milles, Walter : son of Walter : born in London. School : Charterhouse. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M'" Andrewes 19 May 1670. Age 16. 

M.B. (Mills) 1675; M.D. 1680. F.R.S. 1682., F.R.C.P. 1683. Of Salis- 
bury Court. Died 7 Jan. 172|-. (Munk, 1. 426.) 

Pooley, — : [no facts at all]. Admitted sizar under M^ Fairmedow 26 May 1670. 
B.A. (Zachary Pooley) 1673 Mids. Son of Robert (clerk) : born at Rock- 
land St Peter's, Norfolk, 1650. 

Ordained deacon, Norwich, 167 J March; licensed as curate to his father 
at Rockland. Rector of Westfield 21 March 168|-1703. Vicar of Rockland 
1694-1703, presented by Frances Pooley — perhaps his mother. (Blomefield, 
1. 324: 5. 1232.) 

Boteler, William : son of Oliver, armiger : born at Clapham, Beds. School : 
Burntwood [Brentwood], under M^ Bernard. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M^ Fairmedow 3 June 1670. Age 17. 

Matric'^. not found. M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1671. Eldest son of Oliver of 
Harrold, Beds., who died 1657 aged 33. Brother of James (1672). Baptised 
at Harrold, 25 Jan. 165|. Died 13 Dec. 1702, aged 50. Buried beside his 
father within the altar-rails at Harrold : apparently unmarried (W. M. Harvey, 
Hundred of Willey, 337). 

Hilton, Jam.es : son of Joseph : born at Eye, Suffolk. School : Eye, under 
M'" Browne. Admitted sizar under M^ Stanford (surety D"" More) 7 June 
1670. Age 16. • 

Matric^. 8 July 1670. " Ja. Hilton, scholar" buried at Great St Andrew's 
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Warren, John: son of Robert: born at Exeter. School: Exeter, under 
M'^ Withman. Admitted pensioner under T>' Widdrington 7 June 1670. 

B.A. 167|. Not, I think, ordained at Exeter: one John Warren B.A. 
ordained priest, Lincoln, 168f Feb. : but there were several John Warrens 
B.A. about this time. 

Briarley, James : son of James : born at Nantwich, Cheshire. School : Bunbury, 

under M"^ Hoole. Admitted pensioner under M'' Leigh 9 June 1670. Age 22. 

B.A. 167f. "M"" James Brerely of Manchester, Batchelor of Arts, buried 

12 May 1682" (Manchester Parish-register, communicated by E. Axon, Esq.) 

Gaylard, John : admitted as Gillard : matr. Gaylard : [father not given] : of 
Devon. School : Exeter, under M"" Withnam (sic). Admitted pensioner under 
M"- Fairmedow 10 June 1670. Age 22. 

B.A. (Galard) 167f ; M.A. 1677. Probably vicar of Sel worthy, Somerset, 
16 June 1692, died before June 1724. (Weaver, Somerset Incumbents, 433.) 
John Gaylard (of Emm., B.A. 1711) vicar of Winsford 1714, was perhaps his 
son. 

Widdrington, Thomas : son of Michael : born at Morpeth. School : Morpeth, 
under M*" Lumsden. Admitted pensioner under D^ Widdrington 13 June 
1670. Age 16. 

B.A. 167|. Michael was bailiff of Morpeth 1654 (Hodgson, ii. ii. 451). 
In 1654 he bought a house at Morpeth from the Pyes : which house was sold 
in 1690 by Tho. Widdrington, gent., of Morpeth — probably our man. (ib.) 
I cannot connect the Morpeth Widdringtons with any branch of the family 
which had so many representatives here. 

Newton, Thomas : son of Laurence : born at Kirkby, Notts. School : Not- 
tingham, under M"* Birch. Admitted pensioner under M'" Smithson 14 June 
1670. Age 15. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1677. Ordained deacon, London, 1676 May. One of 
these names occurs as rector of Finedon, Northants. in 1686 — not there in 
1688. Perhaps the same was appointed by the Crown (in the vacancy of the 
Archbishopric) to the rectory of Nunburnholme near Pocklington, Yorks. 
21 Nov. 1687 : there till the beginning of 1694 when he died : buried there 
21 Jan. (described as M.A. of Christ's). (W. C. Morris, Nunburnholme, 114.) 

Parmor, Richard : son of Richard : born at Repton, Derbs. School : Repton, 
under M"" Sedgwick. Admitted sizar under M'" Stanford 23 June 1670. 
Age 17. 

Matric'i. 17 Dec. 1673 : B.A. 167f. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1675 Sept. 

Smith, Solomon : son of William : born at Coventry. School : Coventry, under 
M*" Franklin. Admitted pensioner under M'" Fairmedow 23 June 1670. 
Age 17. 

Matric«i. Dec. 1673 : B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1677. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 
1676 Oct. : priest, 1679 Oct. 

Teonge, Henry : son of Henry : born at Alcester, Warw. Taught at home by 
his father. Admitted pensioner under M"" Fairmedow 23 June 1670. Age 16. 
B.A. 1673 Mids. Son of Henry Teonge, admitted 1639, rector of Alcester 
and Spernall (whom see), by his wife Jane. Ordained deacon, Oxford, 1673 
Dec. : priest, Worcester, 1676. Vicar of Congleton, Warw. 1675-83. Used 
to take the duty at Spernall during his father's absences in the Mediterranean. 
(D.N.B. under his father.) 



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Bernard, John : son of Nathanael : born at Langford, Somerset. School : 
Martock, under M'" Berry. Admitted pensioner under M'" Andrewes 28 June 
1670. Age 18. 

Possibly B.A. 1672 Mids. : but more likely this was John Barnard, adm. 
1669. One of these names (but perhaps a younger man) was vicar of Ludford 
St Peter's, near Louth, Lines. 30 July 1701, and also of Kelstern (adjacent) 
1 3 May 1 702 : he did not reside at Ludford, where no trace of him appears : 
save that he signs the transcripts to 1738; and of Kelstern 1702-38 with a 
gap 1705-1710 incl. "The Rev. John Barned [sic] was buryed, October 26th 
1739 " at Ludford (Rev. C. W. Foster, of Timberland). 

Caesar, John : son of John : born at Reed, Herts. School : Hitchin, under 
M"" Draper. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 2 July 1670. Age 15. 

B.A. 1673 Mids. Ordained deacon and priest, London, 1677 Sept. Ad- 
mitted by the Archbishop Master of the public school of Croydon 11 June 1681. 
Chaplain of Whitgift's Hospital 1681-1711. Yicar of Croydon 18 Jan. 168| : 
died 10 March 17|^^, and buried there. He was chaplain to Scroop, Lord 
Bridgwater, as appears from the preface to an assize-sermon 1708 (J. C. Stein- 
man, Croydon, 71 and 146). 

Nevill, Charles : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M^ Andrewes 
30 June 1670; having been previously admitted at Ch. Ch., Oxford 17 May 

1669, as appeared from letters testimonial. Age not given. 

Probably never came into residence : he does not appear in the " study 
rents" : and he was B.A. (Ch. Ch.) 167f ; M.A. 1675. Rector of Evenlode, 
Worcs. 1692 : and of Dowdswell, Glos. 1702 (Al Ox. 1057). 

Nichols, Charles: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Andrewes 
15 Aug. 1670. 

Matric°. not found. Three other Nicholses admitted in five years : Joseph 
(Yorks.) 1671, John (doubtful) 1673, and Nathaniel (Beds.) 1675. 

Cryer, Benjamin: son of Samuel: born at Castleton, Derbs. School: 
" Wexworth " [Wirksworth], under M^ Crosedale. Admitted pensioner under 
M"- Andrewes 22 Aug. 1670. Age 18. 

B.A. 167|. Sam. Cryer was minister of Castleton in 1650 according to 
the report of the Parliamentary Commissioners : formally instituted in 1662 : 
so doubtless conformed (Cox, Derbs. Churches, 2. 131) : his name is on a fine 
carved pew in the church {ih.). 

Slinger, Nicholas : son of Tempest, armiger : born in Yorkshire. School : 
Clitheroe, under M*" Cawcroft. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 2 Sept. 

1670. Age not given. 

Matric". not found. Eldest son of Temple Slinger of Catlow, Yorks., J. P., 
by his wife Millicent, daughter of John Bradhill of Portfield, Lanes.: aged 13, 
Aug. 1665 (Dugdale Vis^. 1665, p. 55). John, probably third son, admitted 
1674. 

Barnwell, William : son of William : born in London. Taught by D"" Narsbit. 
Admitted pensioner under M"" Leigh 8 Sept. 1670. Age 16. 

Matric^. from Sidney 15 Dec. 1670. B.A. (Sidney) 167^ ; M.A. 1678. One 
of these names rector of Ampthill, Beds. 18 March 168 J, patron, the Crown 
by lapse. One was rector of Watton, Herts. 1 July 1697. 

Morton, Joseph : son of John : born at Marchington, Staffs. School : Derby, 
under M"" Osburne. Admitted pensioiffer under M"* Lovett 9 Sept. 1670. 
Age 16. 

B.A. (Moreton) 167|. Ordained (Morton) deacon, Lichfield, 1677 Aug. 



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AUyn, John: son of John: born in London. School: Harborough, under 
M'^ Berry. Admitted pensioner under M^ Andrewes 10 Sept. 1670. Age not 
given. 

Matric". not found : not in " Study-rents." 

Wildman, Thomas : son of Hugh : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick. 
Admitted at Magdalene 9 April 1670: at Christ's sizar under M'" Lovett 
24 Sept. 1670. Age 20. 

B.A. (Wildeman) 1673 Mids. Ordained deacon, York, 1674 June: priest, 
Sept. Probably vicar of Carleton near Skipton 1684-91, when he died. 

Arthington, Henry : eldest son of Henry, armiger : born at Arthington, Yorks. 
School : York. Admitted fellow-comjnoner under D"" Widdrington 30 Sept. 
1670. Age not given. 

M.A. (per lit. reg.) 1671. Henry the father, J.P. and D.L., married Mary, 
daughter of Lord Fairfax. Probably the son was the M.P. for Aldborough, 
Yorks. in 1678 {Yorks. Genealogist, 1. 44). He died childless 21 Feb. 1681 
leaving his first cousin Cyril his heir : see M.I. in Thoresby-Whi taker, 
Leeds, p. 7. 

Midgeley, Joseph : son of Ralph : born at Bresey [? Brearley], Yorks. School : 
" Riptoniae in eodem agro " [Ripon], under M'' Oxley [Charles]. Admitted 
sizar under D^ Widdrington 30 Sept, 1670. Age not given. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1678. Ordained deacon, York, 1678 Sept.: priest, 
168i March. P.C. of Thirsk 15 Jan. 168^. Married Sarah, daughter of 
John Pybus of Thirsk. Died 24 June 1704, aged 49. Second cousin of 
Robert (1671) and of Jonathan (1689) : see under Jonathan (1616) : all of the 
family of Midgeley of West Brearley, Yorks. A brother, Robert, together 
with Jonathan (1689) and Samuel, brother of Robert (1671) "whose ancestors 
had long lived as gentlemen" received grant of arms 29 June 1709. (See 
Genealogist, N.S. 21. 271.) 

Travers, Elias : son of Thomas : born at Plymouth. School : Penzands [Pen- 
zance], Cornwall, under M^ Welstead. Admitted pensioner under M"" Stanford 

7 Nov. 1670. Age 19. 

M.A. {per lit, reg.) 1675. He appears as M*" Lovett's pupil, for one term 
only— Lent 1671. 

Poster, Edmund: [father not given] : born at Hoddesdon, Herts. M.A. of Queen's, 
Oxford. Admitted pensioner under D'^ Widdrington 29 Nov. 1670. Age not 
given. 

M.A. (Forster) {per lit. reg.) 1671. Not found in Foster's Al. Ox. One 
Edm. Foster was vicar of Elmdon, Essex, 25 Feb. 166|-1679, when he died. 

Hall, Ralph : son of James : born at Bulwell, Notts. School : Mansfield, under 
M"^ Samson. Admitted sizar under M"" Smithson 1 Dec. 1670. Age 19. 

B.A. 167|. Ordained deacon, York, 1675 May. Vicar of Saxelby, Leics. 

8 Oct. 1685. 

Biddulph, Michael : son of Theophilus, eques auratus : born in London. School : 
[St Paul's], under " vir admodum doctissimus," M"" Crumbleholme. Admitted 
fellow-commoner under M*" Andrewes 2 Dec. 1670. Age 16. 

Matric*^. 6 July 1671. Probably Sir Michael, second baronet, of West- 
combe, Kent. Married (1) Henrietta Maria, daughter of Col. Roger Witley 
of Cheshire: (2) Eliz., daughter of Will. D'Oyley Esq. Died 20 April 1718. 
(Hasted, 1. 18). 

Cooke, Shadrach : son of Simon : born in London. School : private, under 
M"- Wells. Admitted sizar under M"- Andrewes 13 Dec. 1670. Ase 15. 



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B.A. 167^; M.A. 1678. Ordained deacon, London, 1676 Dec. One of 
tJiese names was rector of Tanfield, Yorks. (dio. Chester) Aug. 1682. After- 
wards moved southward, if the same man was the vicar of Faversham, Kent 
(presented by the Dean and Chapter), 19 July 1715. One of the six-Preachers 
in the Cathedral Oct. 1719. Chaplain to the Bishop of St Asaph. Licensed 
to hold Sittingbourne as well as Faversham 13 Jan. 172 J. Died 1724 
(Hasted). According to Cole he was "lecturer at Islington" in 1689, then 
vicar of Faversham. "Formerly a non-juror till the death of a lady who 
supported him better than the Islington lectureship which he lost : after 
which he was very opportunely convinced by D'" Higden's arguments to an 
advantageous compliance. Buried at east end of Islington churchyard. Author 
of Exhortation to firmness and constancy in true religion, a sermon at Islington 
on Mark viii. 38, 2 Feb. 1689: Religious Fear of God and his judgments 
considered and recommended, Faversham 8 Dec. 1721 : Legal Obedience the 
duty of a subject; at Archdeacon's Visitation at Sittingbourne, 1718." 

Tiffen, William : 

Not found in any College or University record ; but in the Peterborough 
Registry there appears Will. Tiffin, M.A. of Christ's College, ordained i)riest, 
Peterborough, 1677 Sept. One of these names was vicar of Sharnbrook, Beds. 
1677-1706 : no record of his burial there. (Harvey, Hundred of Willey, 469.) 

Browne, Francis : son of Thomas : born at Levenham [Lavenham], Suffolk. 
School : Felstead, under M^ Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M^ Fairmedow 
11 Jan. 167f. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1678. Ordained deacon and priest, Norwich, 1679 Dec. 
Rector of Elmswell 22 Dec. 1679. He was thrice married (to a Mabel, a 
Martha, and an Elizabeth) by whom he had numerous children. His successor, 
Sam. Gall "took possession of the rectory" 30 Jan. 172|^: but there is no 
record of Browne's death or burial. (Rev. J. Hipwell, rector.) 

Clagett, Nicholas : son of Nicholas : born at Bury St Edmunds. School : Bury, 
under M'" Leeds. Admitted sizar under D"^ Widdrington 12 Jan. 167^. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1678; D.D. {com. reg.) 1705. Son of Nich. Clagett of 
Merton, Oxford who was ejected from the lectureship of St Mary's, Bury, 
1662, and died next year. William (of Emm.) succeeded his father in the 
lectureship and in 1680 Nicholas succeeded his brother William and remained 
there 46 years. Rector of Little Thurlow, Suffolk, about 1683 : in 1707 had 
license to hold Hitcham (distant 10 miles) as well. Archdeacon of Sudbury 
14 June 1699, and remained so till his death 30 Jan. 172^. His son — the 
third Nicholas — of Trinity — was Bishop of Exeter 1742-6. Author: A 
Persuasive to peaceableness and obedience, 1683 : Truth defended and Boldness 
in Error rebuked, 1710 (against Whiston on prophecy). (D.N.B.) 

Musters, Charles : son of John, eques auratus : born in London. School : 
Westminster, under D'^ Busby. Admitted pensioner under M"" Andrewes 
16 Jan. 167?. Age 16. 

Matric**. 13 April 1671. Younger son of Sir John Musters of Hornsey; 
brother of John Musters, of Colwick Hall, Notts., two of whose sons were 
admitted here— Munday (1694) and Thomas (169|). In 1702 gave five guineas 
to beautify the Chapel. 

Gumall, William : son of William : born at Lavenham, Suffolk. School : 
Felstead, under M"" Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M'' Andrewes 
H 19 Jan. 167f. Age 16. 

■ Matric^ 13 April 1671. Buried at Great St Andrew's 28 July 1674. 

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Leaves, John : son of John : born at Pinchbeck, Lines. School : Lincoln, under 
M'" Johnson. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 10 March 167$. Age 16. 
LL.B. 1676. Probably akin to William (also son of John and born at 
Pinchbeck) admitted 1650. One M'" Leaves was Head-master of Crewkerne 
school, before 168| (see under Tho. Slade) and there in 170| (see St John's 
Adm\ book, 2. 183). 

Nowell, Charles : son of Charles : born at Cappleside [Capelside] in the parish of 
Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, under M"" Briggs. Admitted at Trinity 
Hall 1670 : at Christ's sizar under M"- Lovett 23 March 167f . Age 18. 

Brother of Will. Nowell admitted 1666. I suspect that he had the Grace 
of the House for B.A. 167|, though he does not occur in the Registry list. In 
the College B.A. Commencement-book there are two M"^ NoweJls B.A. one 
167| one 167 J, the second is Robert, who does not appear in the Admission- 
book, but is in the Univ. Registry as B.A. : the fact that the Commencement- 
book has two names proves that there is not in this case (as often) a confusion 
of Christian names. In the pedigree of Nowells of Capelside (Whitaker, 
Whalley, 2. 113) an earlier Will. Nowell occurs as son of Chris, of Capelside 
who died 1627. A brother Charles was drowned on the day of his marriage. 

Nowell, Robert. Inserted here, though not in Admission Book, see Charles 
(above). 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1677. Like William (his brother ?) he was beneficed in 
Sussex: though ordained deacon, York, 1674 Sept. Vicar of Bishopstone, 
Sussex 8 July 1679: vicar of Seaford 1682-90. 

Radclifif, Alexander : son of Alexander : born at Legh [Leigh], Lanes. School : 
Leigh, under M"^ Richardson. Admitted pensioner under M"" Andrewes 29 March 
1671. Age 15. 

Matric<i. 13 April 1671. Admitted at the Inner Temple 26 Jan. I674. 
"Aged 8 in 1664 when he is entered in Dugdale's Visitation of Lanes, as 
son of Alex, of Leigh. Raines (mss. xii. 413) says he died young. The father 
died 1700: and his younger son Thomas succeeded to the Leigh estate" 
(Ernest Axon, Esq.). 

Croston, Richard : son of Henry : of Lanes. School : Manchester, under 
M"^ Wickens. Admitted sizar 29 March 1671. Age 22. 

Matric^ 13 April 1671. Probably migrated, and was B.A. (Emm.) 167|. 
Probably one of the Crostons of Heath Charnock, Lanes, (see Oroston-Baines, 
4. 122) : Henry was perhaps son of John Croston, of Heath Charnock and Bury, 
who married Sarah, daughter of Jeremy Waterhouse of Crossbill, Halifax 
(Croston-Baines). Head-master of Preston grammar-school 6 Dec. 1680 at 
a salary of £30 and the profits of a close adjoining the school. A year later 
though he had taken Orders he was allowed to retain his office, and (with the 
consent of the mayor) to preach sermons. A non-juror in 1689 : and ceased 
to be master (Fish wick, Preston, 209). One Richard Croston, clerk of 
Whittle-le-woods in the parish of Leyland, married at Chorley, Mary Wilson 
27 Dec. 1701 : he was buried 18 Feb. 171^, and left £20 to Heapy Chapel 
(Leyland Registers). 

Scroggs, John : son of John : born at Al[d]bury, Herts. School : Stortford, under 
M'^ Cudworth. Admitted pensioner under M^ Leigh 8 April 1671. Age 15. 

Matric<^. 6 July 1671. Admitted, heir-apparent of John Scroggs, at Gray's 
Inn 1 May 1672. Baptised 20 Aug. 1654 [sic\ Eldest son of John Scroggs 
(1612-1692) by his wife Eliz., daughter of Sir Will. Lytton. Married a 
Miss Mead : by whom he had a son Thomas, with whom the direct line ended. 
Died before his father : buried at Aldbury 8 Jan. 1685 (Cussans, i. ii. 162). 



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Stoc(k)ton, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Chowbent [near Atherton], Lanes. 
School : Atherton, under M'^ Taylor. Admitted sizar under M"" Leigh 19 April 
1671. Age 16. 

B.A. (Stockton) 167* ; M.A. 1678. 

Lyndsey, Samuel : son of Peter : born in London. School : Brentwood, under 
M'' Bernard. Admitted pensioner under M"* Andrewes 20 April 1671. Age 17. 
Matric". not found. Probably akin to the Sam. Linsey, or Lindsey, 
admitted 1657, but of Langton-on-Swale. 

Hardcastle, Thomas : son of William : born at Laverton [near Kirkby Malzeard], 
Yorks. School : Ripon, under M'" Oxley. Admitted pensioner under M"* Lovett 
21 April 1671. Age 16. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1678. The father, Will. Hardcastle "of Larton [Laverton] 
in the county of York, gent." was required 22 July 1647 " to settle the rectory 
of Coverham, and the chappel thereto belonging for ever : for which he is 
to be allowed out of his second payment" for compounding for his estate 
(Shaw, 2. 489). Thomas, the son, was ordained deacon, London, 168f Feb. : 
priest, 1685 Dec. 

Armitage, John : son of Robert: born at Radwell, Yorks. School: [Leeds], under 
M^' Gilbert. Admitted sizar under M'' Lovett 1 May 1671. Age 19. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1681. One John Armitage, M.A., 9rdained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1690, licensed to Fen Stanton, Hunts. : priest, London, 169| Mar. 

Porster, John : son of George : born at Holbeck, Yorks. School : [Leeds], under 
M"" Gilbert. Admitted sizar under M'^ Lovett 1 May 1671. Age 16. 

B.A. 1674. Ordained deacon, York, 167|- Feb. : priest, 1680 Dec. Robert 
Fish, admitted 171^ was educated at Stokesley, Yorks. under a John Forster : 
one signs the register as curate of Stokesley — but not before Dec. 1717. He was 
buried there, 1718 or 1719, the 25th of some unspecified month; Rob. Fish 
took a marriage for him 13 Nov. 1718. (Rev. Robert Fisher, rector.) 

Hemingway, Joshua : son of Henry : born at Halifax. School : Drig[h]lington, 
under M^ Baskervi [sic : probably Baskerville]. Admitted sizar under M*" Fair- 
medow 6 May 1671. Age 18. 

Matric^. 4 July 1672. B.A. 1674; M.A. 1678. Probably a cousin of Joshua 
Hemingway (1684), whose father was Samuel : see Bradford Antiquary, 1. 252. 

Brown, Thomas : son of Michael : born at Hornby, Lanes. School : Kendal, 
under M*' Jackson. Admitted sizar under D'' Carr (surety M"^ Lovett) 8 May 
1671. Age 19. 

B.A. (Browne) 167|; M.A. 1678. Three Tho. Browns admitted in four 
years: this one, one in 1673 (mat*^. 3 July 1673) and one in 1674, matric^. 
15 Dec. : I cannot trace any one of them with any certainty. Another (probably) 
was B.A. 168 J, another was admitted 1685 : both equally untraceable. 

Sandys, John : admitted as Sands : son of Samuel : born at " Fornesfields [probably 
Furness Fells] near Hauxed " [Hawkshead], Lanes. School : Hawkshead, 
under M^ Bordeley. Admitted sizar under M** Stanford (surety M'' Lovett) 
15 May 1671. Age 18. 

Admitted sizar at St John's 21 Oct. 1671: B.A. 1674 (St John's); M.A. 
1678, Perhaps one of the family of Graythwaite Hall. Probably the Joh. 
Sandys, M.A., rector of Doddinghurst, Essex (patron, Henry Luther, armiger) 
14 Nov. 1683-99, when he died. 

Jennings, Jonathan : eldest son of Edmund, eques auratus : born at Ripon. 
School : Ripon, under M*" Oxley. Admitted fellow-commoner under D'" Wid- 
drington 19 May 1671. Age 16. 

Matric^. 6 Jvly 1671. Nephew of Jonathan, admitted 1650, and eldest 

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son of Sir Edm. Jennings of Ripon, by his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir Edw. 
Barkham of Tottenham High Cross. Admitted at Gray's Inn 6 June 1671. 
Resided in College till Mich^ 1672. 

Grange, Francis : admitted as Grainge : son of John : born at Ripon. School : 
Ripon, under M'" Oxley. Admitted sizar under D^ Widdrington 20 May 1671. 
Age 16. 

B.A. (Graing) 1674; M.A. (Grange) 1678. 

Scot, George : son of George : born at Warlaby, Richmond. School : Coxwold, 
under M'" Parkes. Admitted pensioner under D^ Widdrington 20 May 1671. 
Age not given. 

B.A. (Scott) 167^. Probably son of George Scott (1649) rector of Oswald- 
kirk 1663. 

Clarke, William : son of William : born in London. School : Stourbridge, Worcs. 
Admitted pensioner under M^ Andre wes 23 May 1671. Age 15. 
Matric". not found : and not in Study-rents. 

Pretty, John : son of William : born at Fairsley [Fazeley, near Tamworth], Staffs. 
School : Tamworth, under M*" Ant(h)robus. Admitted sizar under M^ Andrewes 
31 May 1671. Age 16. 

B.A. 167| ; M.A. 1678. Rector of Farley, Hants. : as chaplain to the Duke 
of Bolton licensed to hold also Thruxton, Hants. 2 April 1709. Apparently 
also rector of Middleton (1 in Winchester diocese) 30 Dec. 1724 {Genealogist, 
KS. 6. 124) : died before June 1729 {ib. 7. 116). 

Harding, Handle : admitted as Randolphus : son of Randolphus : born at Minshull, 
Cheshire. Taught by M^ Coulton. Admitted sizar under M^ Leigh 3 June 
1671. Age 19. 

B.A. (Randle Hardinge) 167f. 

Hardy, Richard : son of Richard : born at Widdington [?], Lanes. School : Kirby 
[? Kirkby-Ireleth], Lanes. Admitted sizar under M'^ Fairmedow 5 June 1671. 
Age not given. 

B.A. (Hardey) 1677 Mids. One Ri. Hardy instituted to rectory of 
North Meols, near Southport, 15 Nov. 1688, on the presentation of Edw. 
Fleetwood, who four years before presented Hen. Rycroft (adm. 165f). Died 
intestate 1708 (Croston-Baines, 5. 285). 

Hatkill, Thomas : son of Richard : bom at Settle, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, 
under M"^ Briggs. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 8 June 1671. Age 19. 
Matric'i. 27 March 1672 : but does not appear in Study-rents. 

Dowbiggin, Thomas: son of Thomas: born at "lua" [or "Ina," ? miscopied for 
Ince], Lanes. School : Thrisk [Thirsk], under M"" Wildman. Admitted sizar 
under M'" Lovett 9 June 1671. Age 20. 

B.A. 1674. Ordained deacon, York, 1675 Sept.: priest, 1680 June. 
Rector of Birkby, near Northallerton, 14 Aug. 1701. Died there before 
Aug. 1721. ^ 

Brown, Matthew : son of Matthew : born at Holcom[be] in the parish of Bury, 
Lanes. Educated by M'- Richardson. Admitted sizar under M"- Lovett 
12 June 1671. Age 18. 

Matric^. not found : not in Study-rents. 

Wolferston, Humphry : son of Hersy : born at Clifton, Staffs. School : Repton, 
under M'" Sedgwick. Admitted sizar under M'" Andrewes 14 June 1671. 
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Matric*^. not found. One Hercy Wolferston of Statfold, Staffs, married 
Mary, daughter of Ra. Egerton of Betley (Burke, L.G. 1541, ed. 1871). He 
was son of a Humphry. But he died 1636 {ih,). Our Humphry must have 
been a cadet of the same family : but he is not traceable either in Staffs. Vis^. 
1663 or in Burke. 

Cave, Roger : baronet : [father not given] : born at Stanford Hall, Northants. 
[No more.] Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Burnet 17 June 1671. 
Age 16. 

Matric". not found. Son of Sir Thomas (1641), first baronet who died 

1670, by his wife Penelope, daughter of Vise'. Wenman : probably grandson of 
Thomas admitted 1595-6, who died 1666. Sat for Coventry in the Oxford 
Parliament, 1680, and again, at Westminster 1685. Married (1) Martha, 
daughter of John Brown of Eydon, Northants., Clerk of Parliament : (2) Mary, 
daughter of Sir Will. Bromley of Baginton : had children by both. Died 
1703: succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Thomas (Bridges, Northants. 
1. 580). 

Delves, John : son of William : born at Knut[s]ford, Cheshire. School : Tam- 
w^orth, under M^' Ant(h)robus. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 20 June 

1671. Age 16. 

B.A. 167|^. Second son of Will. Delves: his elder brother, William, 
admitted 29 Sept. A pedigree of the Delves family of Doddington in Ormerod- 
Helsby, 3. 522 : but these are not therein. 

Swyre, John : son of Samuel : born at Skipton, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, 
under M"^ Briggs. Admitted sizar under M^ Bolton (surety M^ Lovett) 26 June 
1671. Age not given. 

B.A. (Swyer) 167|. A family of this name at Cononley in Craven (see 
Morant-Whitaker, 48) : but this one does not occur in the pedigree. John 
was baptised 2 July 1651, and was short-lived: in the Skipton parish-register 
occurs "on. Feb. 20 167f, John Swire, Batch, of Arts of Xt's. Coll. in 
Cambridge, a very hopefull young man : Sonne to Sam. Swire of Skipton. 
Ch. : iij^ 4<^. Mista senium [corr. to senum] et luvenu densantur funera " 
[then in English characters in the published transcript] oV ^eA-et Bio^ 6vrfcrK€L 
— a bad reminiscence of Menander's oV 61 Oeol ^lA-ovo-cv, diroOvqa-Kei vcos. (In- 
formation from T. W. Edmondson, of New York.) 

Shaw, Robert : son of Robert : born at Knutsford. School : Tamworth, under 
M^ Ant(h)robus. Admitted sizar to D'^ More (surety M"^ Lovett). Age 19. 

B.A. 1674; M.A. 1678. Ordained deacon, Worcester, 1681 Oct.; priest, 
Dec. ; to be Head-master of Lichfield grammar-school. Father of Peter 
Shaw, M.D., Physician in ordinary to George II and George III (D.N.B.). 
M.L in St Mary's Church, Lichfield, to Rob. Shaw, M.A., who died 1704. 

Midgley, Robert: son of Samuel: born in the parish of Addle [near Leeds]. 
School: Newton, under M"^ Hartley. Admitted sizar under M'^ Smithson 
(surety M"^ Lovett) 27 June 1671. Age 16. 

M.B. 1676 ; M.D. 1687. See under Jos. Midgley (1670). Not the B.A. 
167f of St John's — another man, who never "removed to Christ's" (D.N.B.). 
Cand. R.C.P. 1687. (Munk, 1. 476.) Resided in the parish of Bassishaw, 
London : licenser of the Press 1686 and later. Married (1) Isabella Neale of 
Leeds, who died 170f^ : (2) Mary, daughter of Admiral Sir Geo. Cox. Died 
16 Oct. 1723. Author : A new treatise of Natural Philosophy, freed from the 
intricacies oj the Schools (1687) : The Ui^ory of the War of Cyprus (1687), a 
translation of Graziani's Latin history of the conquest of Cyprus hy the Turks: 
Popery Banished (1689). The question of his share in the Letters by a 



38 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Turkish Spy 8 vols. 1687-93 of which he was "editor" is carefully discussed 
in D.N.B. " Midgley certainly owned the copyright of the work previously 
to 27 Dec. 1693, and that he acquired it, as at least joint author, is a view 
in which Hallam has received vigorous support." "The chief permanent 
interest of the once well known letters [the 26th edition was published in 
1770] is that they inaugurated a new species of Hterary composition" — viz. 
the description of England as if by a foreigner. 

Hartley, Robert: admitted at Trinity College 20 June 1668: at Christ's sizar 
under M'' Lovett 29 June 1671. Age not given. 

B.A. 1671 Mids. Ordained deacon, York, 1671 Sept.: priest, 1672 Sept. 
Admitted to the cure of Farnley and of Bramley, Leeds, 29 June 167|. 
Chaplain of Burnley, Lanes, before 1679: buried there 9 Feb. 168| (Whitaker, 
Whalley, 2. 169). He bequeathed by his will " 20/0 to the curate of Burnley 
for ever, if he shall read Morning Prayer in the church every morning, except 
he be hindered upon urgent occasions, or sick, or impotent ; the occasion to 
be judged of, and allowed, by two of the neighbouring ministers, if any dispute 
arise." {ib.) 

Stansfield, Ely : son of Josiah : born at Halifax. School : Birstall, under 
M'' Noble. Admitted pensioner under M'" Fairmedow 30 June 1671. Age 16. 
B.A. 167|; M.A. not found. Fifth son of Josias (1619-1702) of Breck 
in Sowerby near Halifax. Ordained deacon, London, 1689 July : priest, Dec. 
Rector of Newark 2 June 1702 : and prebendary of Southwell (Woodburgh) 
— as Eli Stansfield — at the same time. Died before April 1719, leaving one 
son, who left no issue. 

The family of Stansfield are said to have been settled at Stansfield Hall 
near Todmorden from the time of the Conquest (Burke, H.C. 4. 60). 

Nichols, Joseph : son of Joseph : born at Haighouse [sic], Yorks. School : 
Drighlington, under M"" Baskerville. Admitted sizar under M^ Leigh 30 June 
1671. Age 17. 

Matric"^. 8 April 1674. Ordained priest, York, 1681. Perhaps curate in 
charge of Baslow, Derbs. 1681. (Cox, Derhs. churches, 2. 55.) 

Holdsworth, John: son of John: born at Birstall, Yorks. School: Birstall, 
under M'" Noble. Admitted sizar under M^" Fairmedow 30 June 1671. Age 18. 
Matric°. not found. Probably the John Holdsworth, admitted 20 Feb. 
1672 at Frankland's Academy at Rathmell. Was preaching at Topcliffe Hall 
1682. Ordained minister 4 Sept. 1689, when he had been 12 years a preacher. 
Minister at Cleckheaton, Yorks., W.R. Died there 15 Dec. 1711, and buried 
at Birstall {Northowram Register, 257 : information from Ernest Axon, Esq.). 

Hepworth, Thomas : son of Thomas : of Yorkshire. School : Thornhill [near 
Dewsbury], under M"" Wilson. Admitted sizar under M^ Leigh 30 June 1671. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1678. Ordained deacon, York, 1677 Sept.: priest, 1681 
May. Vicar of Birstall 18 Aug. 1681 (patron, the Archbishop). Died vicar 
before July 1701. 

Sewell, John : son of John : born in London. School : (1 ) Westminster : (2) private, 
under M"" Litter [? Litlerl. Admitted pensioner under D*" Widdrington 1 July 
1671. Age 15. 

Matricd. 6 July 1671. Admitted at the Inner Temple, "of Chr. Coll. 
Camb. gent." 27 Aug. 1672. John Sewell, second son of Thomas of Great 
Henny, Essex, had a son John (perhaps our man), who died single : he would 
be great-uncle of Hardwick Sewell, admitted fellow-commoner 1733 (Morant, 
Essex, 2. 273). 



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Bastard, John : son of Otho : born at Exeter. School : Exeter, under M"^ Witten- 
hall. Admitted pensioner under M^ Leigh 1 July 1671. Age 17. 
B.A. 1674; M.A. 1678. 

Lancashire, Thomas : admitted as Lancashier : son of James : born at Man- 
chester. School : Manchester, under M'' Wiggins. Admitted pensioner under 
M"- Andrewes 6 July 1671. Age 16. 

B.A. (Lancashire) 167|; M.A. 1678. Ordained deacon, London, 1677 
Sept. James, the father, died July 1677, apparently in poor circumstances. 
Thomas was the eldest of four sons. In 1678 he was commissary of the Court 
of Proprietors, Priory and Peculiar of Snaith, Yorks. Vicar of Mattersey, 
Notts. 18 Sept. 1680-85. Vicar of Harworth, Notts. 12 March 168|-: where 
he made his will 27 Sept. 1718, naming his lands at Collyhurst in the parish 
of Manchester; prebendary of Southwell (Norwell) 170|; (South Muskham) 
26 Sept. 1706. Died before December 1718. He gave £5 to the beautifying 
of the Chapel — received 1704. 

Russell, — : [no Christian name, or facts]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Andrewes 
7 July 1671. 

In 1673 there is a similar entry " — Russell." Between these two, on 
25 April 1672 there is the admission of Edward, son of Sir Fra. Russell of 
Chippenham. The two may be brothers of Edward (he had several) : or this 
first entry may be Edward himself, if he delayed his residence. One only was 
in residence at Mich^ 1672 (Study-rents). 

Delves, William: son of William : born at Knut[s]ford. School: Knutsford, under 
M"^ Turner. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 29 Sept. 1671. Age 18. 
Matric*^. 14 Dec. 1671. Elder brother of Joh. Delves : see entry on June 20. 

Harrison, James: son of Peter ("egregius nuper huius Coll. socius et ornamentum ") : 
born at Cheadle, Cheshire. School : Charterhouse, under M^ Watson. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 27 Nov. 1671. Age 17. 

A John Harrison was matriculated 14 Dec. 1671 : probably there was but 
one man : if there were two, John, like James, took no degree. The James 
Harrison, B.A., ordained at London May 1676 was probably of Oxford. 

Young, Ralph : son of Richard : bom at Methwold, Norfolk. School : Thetford, 

under M^'Keene. Admitted sizar under M"^ Andrewes 5 Dec. 1671. Age 16. 

B.A. 167f. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1677 Sept.: licensed to Trunch : 

priest 1678 Sept. Curate of North wold. Vicar of Lakenheath 27 Dec. 1683 : 

died 1689 (ms. Tanner, 2. 1182). 

Felstead, Thomas : son of Thomas : born in Cambridge. School : Perse, under 
M"^ Griffith. Admitted sizar under M^ Fairmedow 18 Dec. 1671. Age 15. 

B.A. 167§- ; M.A. 1679. Thomas, the father, was alderman of Cambridge 
where he married Dorothy, daughter of Rob. Ball {Genealogist, 3. 296). The 
son was ordained deacon, London, 1677 June: priest, Norwich, 1680 June. 
Rector of Bodney, Norf. 15 Feb. 168f-90. Rector of Christ Church, South- 
wark, and prebendary of St Paul's (Oxgate) 16 Oct. 1691 : held it till his 
death in 1711 (Hennessy, 42). According to the Genealogist (ut supra) he was 
"Minister at St Austin's, London" in 1684 : but I do not find him. 

Langley, Thomas : 
l^_ Matric'i. pensioner 14 Dec. 1671. Perhaps B.A. (Peterhouse) 167|-. One 

^^m of these names, of North Grimston, Yorks., gave five guineas to the fund for 

^^H the Chapel in 1708 : he was a tenant of the Master, D'" Covel who was 

^^H Chancellor of York diocese. « 

V Ellis, ' 



Ellis, Thomas : 

B.A. 1674 Mids. Ordained deacon, York, 1674 Dec. : priest, 168J Feb. 



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Oldfield, Joshua : 

Born 1656, son of John: born at Carsington, Derbs. : and taught by his 
father, who was ejected thence in 1662. Said to have studied both at Lincoln, 
Oxford and at Christ's — though he is not found in the books of either college 

but not to have graduated from dishke to subscription. Received presby- 

terian ordination 18 March 1687 at Mansfield and was pastor of congregations 
at Oxford (1691), Coventry (1694), London (1699), where he also had an 
" academy " : he settled this first at South wark, then in Hoxton Square, 
where it had high repute. Intimate with Locke. D.D. of Edinburgh 1709. 
Died in London 8 Nov. 1729. (D.N.B.) 

Watson, Edward : admitted as Wattson : son of Daniel : born at Burton on 
Trent. School : Burton, under M'" Hazard. Admitted pensioner under M"^ 
Lovett 10 Jan. 167 J. Age 16. 

B.A. (Watson) 167|. Brother of Daniel, admitted 1669. Buried at Great 
St Andrew's 31 Aug. 1678. 

Villiers, Isaac : son of Thomas : born at Barnes, Middlesex. School : Repton. 
Admitted pensioner under M*" Lovett 10 Jan. 167 J. Age 17. 

Matric^. 4 July 1672. Resided till Lady Dayl673. In Staffs. Visitation, 
1663, Edw. Villers of Hanbury, Staffs, had a second son Thomas Yillers who 
married Dorothy, daughter of Will. Wase of Datchet, Bucks. Their third son 
was Isaac Villers. 

Church, John : son of John : born at Hertford. School : Islington, under 
M"^ Singleton. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 2 Feb. 167 J. Age 16. 

B.A. 167f. Ordained deacon, London, 1676 May: priest, 1677 Sept. 
Vicar of Navestock, Essex, 16 Jan. 168f : resigned before 8 June 1689. 
Rector of Middleton St Nicholas, Sussex, 1689. Vicar of Pagham 13 Nov. 1701. 
Died 23 Feb. 17lf : buried at Pagham. 

Thomson, Robert : son of Christopher : born at Sheldon [? Shildon], Durham. 
School : [Houghton-le-Spring], under M*" Caunt. Admitted sizar under D*" Wid- 
drington 29 Feb. 167i. Age 16. 

B.A. (Thompson) 1675 Mids. ; M. A. 1679. One (M. A.) curate of Croxdale, 
Durham 1681-2 (Surtees, 4. 122). 

Ferris, Benjamin: admitted as Ferrisse: son of Samuel: born at Baverly 
[? Beverley], Yorks. School : Felstead, under M"" Glascock. Admitted sizar 
under M'" Leigh 7 March 167i. Age 17. 

B.A. (Ferris) 167|. Ordained deacon, London, 1676 May. Vicar of 
Prittlewell, Essex, 1 June 1678, succeeding Sam. Phillibrowne (1665); pre- 
sented by Tho. Barrington and wife, Henry St John and wife, and Daniel 
Finch and Essex his wife (Newcourt, 2. 474). Died childless April 1683: 
will proved 9 May 1683 by his widow, Margaret (Benton, Hist, of Rochford 
Hundred). 

Chappell, Richard: son of William: born at Broad Clist, Devon. School: 
Broad Clist, under M^ Coppleton. Admitted pensioner under D"^ Widdrington 
20 March 167 J. Age not given. 

Matric". not found : not in Study-rents. 

Shaw, James : son of James : born at Torton [Turton, in Bolton parish], Lanes. 
School : Fielding, under M^ Wiggen p Wigan, under M'" Fielding]. Admitted 
sizar under M'" Lovett 22 March 167^. Age 18. 

B.A. 167f. One James Shaw was minister of Hindley Chapel, after 1662 
and before 1698 ; and died within those limits of time : stated to have been a 
non-conformist at his death (E. Axon, Esq. from Documents relating to Hindley, 
p. 13). Administration at Chester 1690 of James Shaw of Hindley. 



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Molyneux, Francis: admitted as Mollyneux : son of John Francis, bart. : born 
at Teversall, Kotts. School : Laughton-[en-le-Morthen], Yorks., under M'" 
Broomhead. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Fairmedow 1 April 1672. 
Age not given. 

Matric^. (Mulloynex) 4 July 1672 : M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1675. Son of John 
(admitted 1640) third baronet, by his wife Lucy, daughter of Alex. Rigby of 
Middleton, Lanes. Admitted at Gray's Inn 11 July 1673. Succeeded to the 
baronetcy 1691. Gave £10 to the Chapel in 1702. Married Diana, daughter 
of John Howe of Langar Castle, Notts. : had seven sons (of whom John and 
Charles were admitted here) and three daughters. Died 12 March 1742, 
aged 87. His brother, John, admitted 1677. 

Lund, Henry : son of Robert : born at Svostrop [probably Scosthorpe near 
Malham], Yorks. School: Giggles wick, under M'" Briggs. Admitted sizar 
under M"^ Lovett, 2 April 1672. Age 17. 

B.A. 1675 Mids. ; M.A. 1684, incorporated, Oxford, 14 July 1684. 
Ordained deacon, York, 1676 May: priest, 1677 Sept. 

Larden, Richard : admitted wrongly as Lardell : son of William : of Cheshire. 
School : Bunbury, under M"" Hoole. Admitted sizar under M"* Lovett 5 April 
1672. Age 18. 

Matric<^. and B.A. (Larden) 167|. Administration of property of Richard 
Larden of Tarvin at Chester 1684. 

Simcoe, William : admitted as Symcoe : son of George : of Cheshire. School : 
Bunbury, under M"" Hoole. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 5 April 1672. 
Age 19. 

Matric*^. 19 Jan. 167|: B.A. (Simcoe) 167|. Yicar of Long Horsley, 
Northumberland 1692 : presented by Charles, Duke of Somerset. Died in- 
testate 18 June 1714 : administration to his widow Jane, 14 Sept. Therefore, 
he was not collated to Woodhorn (as Hodgson says, ii. ii. 91) nor did he die in 
1766 aged 97 : the vicar of Woodhorn was another Simcoe— perhaps the man 
admitted 1713. (Information from J. Ross Robertson of Toronto.) 

Leigh, John : son of Thomas : born at Stortford. School : Stortford, under 
M^ [Nic] Cudworth. Admitted pensioner under his brother M^ James Leigh 
6 April 1672. Age 15. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1679. Fourth and last of the sons of the Head-master 
of Stortford (adm'^. 1614) who came to this College. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1679 June; licensed to cure of Gilston, Herts.: priest, London, 
1679 Dec. Yicar of Stanstead Mount tichet, Essex, 16 Oct. 1682— till his death. 
Prebendary of Lincoln (Welton Beckhall) 3 July 1683 : died before May 1691 
(Le Neve, 2. 227). Apparently he succeeded another John Leigh as rector of 
Willoughby near Alford, Lines. 25 Nov. 1682. The brothers were all short- 
lived. 

Cookson, Timothy : son of Bryan : born at Sattle [Settle], Yorks. School : 
Giggleswick, under M^ Briggs. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 12 April 
1672. Age 18. 

B.A. 167f; M.A. 1683. Ordained deacon, York, 1677 Sept.: priest, 
1678 Sept. Born 1654, younger son of Bryan of Settle (1610-168|). Pedigree 
in Thoresby-Whitaker, Leeds, p. 136. 

Fowler, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Faringdon, Berks. Educated by 

his father. Admitted pensioner under ^^ Smithson 12 April 1672. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|. One of these names, and B.A., ordained priest, Lincoln, 16 7| 

March, as rector of Sheepy, Leics. (near Atherstone). His successor, if Nichols 

(4. 930) be right, was appointed 1710. 



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Wheeldon, John : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"" Smithson 12 April 
1672. 

Matric". not found. One Joh. Wheledon " lit[eratus] coll. Christi " was 
ordained deacon, London, 1680 June: and is probably entered by error as 
"John Wheel [sic] lit. Coll. Christi," priest, 1682 June. He never appears in 
Study- rents : but his account of himself seems to imply some residence : perhaps 
he paid nothing as being M"" Smithson's personal servant. 

Dal ton, Marmaduke : eldest son of William, eques auratus : born at Hauxwell, 
[Haukswell], Yorks. School : Bury St Edmunds, under M^ Leedes. Admitted 
fellow-commoner under D^' Widdrington 16 April 1672. Age not given. 

Bornl9Aug. 1655. Matriculated 1 3 Dec. 1672: resided till Lady Day 1673. 
Son of Sir Will. Dalton of Haukswell (admitted 1647) by his wife Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Marmaduke Wyvill : brother of Darcy (1688). Succeeded his 
father in 1675. Knighted 1676. Married Barbara, daughter of the Hon. 
Henry Bellasis : by whom he had three daughters. Drowned 19 Feb. 1680 : 
buried at Haukswell (Hunter, F.M.G. 914). 

Hindle, Nathaniel : son of Henry : born at Halifax. School : Halifax, under 
M'" Doughty. Admitted sizar under M*" Fairmedow 23 April 1672. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 1676 Mids. Ordained (as a student of Divinity), deacon, Norwich, 
167f March; licensed to Trunch : priest, 1674 Feb.; licensed to Beeston St 
Lawrence. Yicar of Ludham 7 Aug. 1675. Vicar of Hickling 2 Sept. 1681- 
1706 (Blomefield, 5. 860). Rector of Potter-Heigham 1699 {ih. p. 865) : these 
places are all near together. 

Reynardson, Joseph : admitted as Rhenolson : son of Abraham, eques auratus. 
Born at Totnam [Tottenham], Midds. School: Felstead, under M'' Glascock. 
Admitted pensioner under M"" Andrewes 24 April 1672. Age 16. 

Matric°. not found. The father was a Sir Abraham Reynardson of London 
(Le Neve's Knights) knighted 5 July 1660: unless this were the grand- 
father. Other members of the family were London merchants (Foster, 
Marriage Licenses). 

Russell, Edward : son of Francis, baronet : born at Chipnam [Chippenham], Cambs. 
School : Perse, under M"^ Griffith. Admitted pensioner under M*" Fairmedow 
25 April 1672. Age not given. 

Matric*^. 4 July 1672. Baptised 12 Oct. 1654 at Chippenham, sixth son of 
Sir Francis Russell, one of Cromwell's creations, who died 1664. His mother 
was Catharine, daughter of John Wheatley of Catsfield, Sussex. Resided till 
Mich^ 1674, for the last year as "Russell senior" in the Study-rents: but 
Russell junior (presumably the one admitted 1673) never appears. See — Russell 
(1671). 

Rawdon, Edward : son of George, baronet : born at Lisbon [Lisburn], co. Antrim. 
School : Kilkenny, under M^" Jones. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M'- Lovett 25 April 1672. Age 16. 

Matric'i. 4 July 1 672. Resided till Lady Day 1 675. Admitted at the Middle 
Temple 2 Feb. 1674. Eldest son of Sir George Rawdon by his second wife 
Dorothy, eldest daughter of the second Lord Conway, whom he married in 
1654 : the connexion with Christ's is doubtless through the mother or, rather, 
her sister Anne, Lady Conway, More's friend. Sir George served with dis- 
tinction during the Irish Rebellion, and after the Restoration ; when he built 
and settled down at Moira and was very influential in Ulster till his death in 
1684. Edward, the son, and his brother John both died before their father 
(1684), who was succeeded by his third son, Arthur, educated at Dublin (D.N.B. 
under his father). 



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Rawdon, John: [birth, education &c., the same as Edward]. Admitted fellow- 
commoner under M^" Lovett 25 April 1672. Age 15. 

Matric^. 13 Dec. 1672. Resided till Mich. 1674. Second son of Sir George. 
See under Edward. Died before 1684. 

Fish, Henry : son of Humphry : born at Northill, Beds. School : Sutton [? Sutton 
All Saints, near Potton], under M^" Spalding. Admitted pensioner under 
M.' Leigh 25 April 1672. Age 16. 

Matric". not found. Resided till Mich^ 1674. Son of Humphry Fish 
(1645) of Ickwell, Beds. : last of the Beds, family of this name : which I cannot 
connect with the Yorkshire branch, also largely represented here. Admitted 
at Gray's Inn 25 March 1674. 

Dalton, Samuel : son of John : born at Nottingham. School : private, at Mack- 
worth, Derbs., under M^ Ogdell [Ogden], (vol. i. p. 519). Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Lovett 1 May 1672. Age 17. 

Not found in Study-rents. Probably Samuel Dalton of Derby, admitted at 
the Inner Temple 19 May 1674 : Mackworth, where the "silenced" M'^ Ogden 
had his school, is close to Derby. John may have been a cadet of the Hauks- 
well family, many of whom were here. 

Jenison, Matthew : son of Matthew : born at Newark. School : Repton. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M'" Leigh 13 May 1672. Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1674. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 18 Nov. 1674. 
Probably the Matt. Jenison who in 1717 gave six roods of land in the manor 
of Southwell for the use of the poor in the township of Upton (Bailey, Annals 
of Notts, 3. 1121). 

Jenison, John : son of Matthew : born at Newark. School : Repton. Admitted 
pensioner under M"^ Leigh 13 May 1672. Age not given. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1679. Brother of Matthew. Ordained priest, Lincoln, 
1688 Aug. 4 : and rector of Sedgebrook, Lines. 6 Aug. Died at Sedgebrook 
29 Dec. 1714 aged 59. M.I. in the church : " Memoria iusti est benedicta." 

Procter, Anthony : son of John : born at Newcastle. School : " Coopin " [?], 
under M^ Garthwaite [a M'' Garthwaite was head-master of the school, New- 
castle, before 1677]. Admitted pensioner under D*" Widdrington 21 May 1672. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 1675. Was he nephew of the Ant. Procter (son of Anthony) of 
Newcastle, admitted 1654^ It is impossible to distinguish the history of this 
man from that of Ant. Proctor, admitted next year : and there was a third 
(of St John's) B.A. 1668. Perhaps curate of All Saints, Newcastle 1697-1703, 
at latest (Brand, 1. 392). Probably one of the three was a member of 
Frankland's Academy at Rathmell, admitted 7 April 1670 : dead before 1698. 
One was ordained priest, York, 16|^ March. One was master of Kirkby 
Stephen school before 1684 and up to 1693 at least (see aS'^ John's Admission 
book). One was rector of Dean, Cumberland, 1688-1705 (Whellan, 352). 

Roos, John : son of Henry : born at Sne[i]nton, Notts. School : Nottingham, 
under M^' Birch. Admitted sizar under M"^ Fairmedow 29 May 1672. Age 16. 
B.A. 167|. The father was, probably, an elder of the Nottingham 
. (voluntary) Association (see Shaw, 2. 453) after 1656. The son was ordained 
deacon, York, 1677 Sept. : priest, 1679 June. Rector of Widmerpool, Notts. 
18 Nov. 1680: and died before Sept.* 1704. The John Roos (M.A.) who 
became rector of Brant Broughton, Lines. 29 April 1689, can hardly be the 
same : but I cannot find another with whom to identify him. 



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Lee, Thomas : matric^^. John, but ? by a copyist's error : son of Henry : born at 
Burton on Trent. School : Ashby-de-la-Zouch, under M"" Shaw. Admitted 
sizar under M^ Lovett 6 June 1672. Age 15. 

B.A. (Thomas) 167f. Thomas Lee of Christ's was ordained deacon, Lich- 
field, 1677 Sept. but licensed to read prayers 30 Aug. [sic] 1677. 

Bradshaw, Robert : son of John : born at Brighmate [Breightmet, near Bolton], 
Lanes. School : Bolton, under M'" Shaftoe. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 
17 June 1672. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|. Probably rector of Brereton near Sandbach, Cheshire, 1683 : 
if so, he exchanged it soon for Thurstaston, in Wirral, Feb. 168 J. Died 1689 
(Ormerod-Helsby, 2. 510; 3. 94). 

Seddon, Thomas: son of Robert: born at Kersl[e]y [near Bolton], Lanes. School: 
Chowbent, under M'" Taylor. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 17 June 1672. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 167|. Probably son of Rob. Seddon (1646) the "silenced minister" 
of Langley : who wandered for some years in Lancashire, finally settling at 
Bolton. Thomas, the son, settled in the South : he was rector of East Wittering, 
near Chichester 10 Oct. 1679: and also vicar of Sidlesham, a neighbouring 
parish, 7 May 1680. Died 1688. Not to be confounded with Tho. Seddon, 
an Oxonian, Canon of Hertford about the same time. 

RoUe, Amos : son of John : born at Yettington [? Yelverton], Devon. School : 
Tiverton, under M'' Hume. Admitted pensioner under D^ Widdrington 
22 June 1672. Age 18. Become fellow-commoner, 26 June 1675. 
B.A. 167f; M.A. 1679. 

Mallabarr, John : son of William : born at Newcastle. School : Newcastle, under 
(1) M^ Oxley, (2) M^ Garth waite. Admitted sizar under D'^ Widdrington 

24 June 1672. Age 19. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1679. Ordained deacon, London, 1678 May: priest, 
Lincoln, 167f March, curate of "Kilshull" (perhaps Kelshall, Herts.). Vicar 
of Great Gidding, Hunts. 12 April 1697-1714: also vicar of Winwick, on the 
presentation of Ralph, Earl Montague, May 1697 ; had leave of non-residence 
there, August 1697. 

Boteler, Jam.es : second son of Oliver, armiger : born at Harrold, Beds. School : 
Brentwood, under M'" Bernard. Admitted pensioner under M"" Fairmedow 

25 June 1672. Age 16. 

Matric'i. (Butler) 4 July 1672 ; M. A. (per lit. reg.) 1675. Brother of William 
(1670). Buried in the chancel of Harrold church with his wife Judith: he 
died 8 Jan. 1690 (? 169f ) in the 36th year of his age : she died 4 May 1712. 
Near them lie a son James (aged 27) and a daughter (aged 30) : they were a 
short-lived race : 01i.ver (the father) was 33 when he died. (Harvey, Hundred 
of Willey, 337 : pedigree at p. 10.) 

Fortescue, John : son of Thomas : born at Sperhall [Spernall], Warw. Taught 
by M^ Grove. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Fairmedow 29 June 1672. Age 18. 
Matric°. not found : his name in Study-rents till Mich. 1673, but without 
charge. 

Benson, Harvey : son of William : born in London. School : Giggleswick, under 
M"^ Briggs. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 1 July 1672. Age, nearly 16. 
Matric*^. 4 July : resided till Lady Day 1675. 

Delaval, John : son of Ralph, baronet : born at Seaton-Delaval, Northumb''. 
School : not given. Admitted pensioner under D^ Widdrington 3 July 1672. 
Age not given. 



1672 45 

Matric". not found : resided till Mich. 1675. Sir Ralph (created a baronet 
1660) married Anne, daughter of Alexander, Earl of Leven. Sir John, their 
fifth son, succeeded his eldest brother Sir Robert, who died 1682 (Kimber, 
3. 176). 

Greatorex, Isaac : admitted as Greatricks : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar 
under M"^ Fairmedow 3 July 1672. 

B.A. (Greatorex) 167|. Ordained deacon (Greatorex), Lichfield, 1676 May: 
licensed to be chaplain of Turnditch, Duffield. 

Durham, William : admitted as Durrham : son of Robert : born at Hucklow, 
Derbs. School : Wirksworth, under M^ Crosedale. Admitted sizar under 
M*" Andre wes 23 Aug. 1672. Age not given. 

B.A. (Durham) 167y. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1677 Sept. : priest, 
Lincoln, 1 687 May ; curate of Brampton, Derbs. (Not the rector of St Mildred, 
Bread Street (Davy), who was of Oxford and incorp^. at Cambridge 1676.) 

Layton, Thom.as : admitted as Laton : son of Robert, eques auratus : born at Sexow 

[Sexhowe in Cleveland], Yorks. Taught by M'' Denton at Newton Grange 
called East Newton, near York, in *S'^ Johris Ad7n'\ hook\ Admitted 
pensioner under M"^ Lovett 7 Sept. 1672. Age 15. 

Matric**. (Layton) 13 Dec. 1672. A Rob. Layton born 1625, was son of 
Robert of West Layton, Yorks. (Dugdale, Vis'^. 1665). Appears (without charge) 
for three half-j'-ears : perhaps only in residence one term. Tho. Laton, son of 
Sir Robert, was buried at Hutton Rudby, 7 Oct. 1678 (Ord, Cleveland, 473). 

Pudsey, Am.brose : son of Ambrose, armiger : born at Bolton Hall, Yorks. School : 
not given. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 7 Sept. 1672. Age not given. 
Matric**. 13 Dec. 1672. Son of Ambrose Pudsey and his wife Jane, daughter 
of Sir Tho. Davison of Blakiston, Durham. The father, Ambrose, was Colonel 
of a regiment of foot for the wapentakes of Staincliffe and Ewcrosse : died 
before 1680. Admitted 14 Nov. 1682 at Gray's Inn as of Bolton and Barforth 
(which latter he sold). Sheriff of Yorks. 1683 and 1693. Married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Henry Marsden of Winnington by whom he had five sons (the 
second an Ambrose who succeeded him) and three daughters. He was one 
of the "Gentlemen Justices" who made answer to the interrogations re- 
specting the election to Parliament in 1688. His answer at Skipton 14 Aug. 
was " I shall give my vote for such persons as are of untainted loyalty. 
I always lookt upon those laws which punished men for meer conscience to be 
severe, and am desirous to live friendly with all men." To this answer the 
King could take no exception. Buried at Bolton 7 May 1716 {Genealogist 
N.S. 20. 20). 

Bradley, Stephen : son of Edward : born at Alcester, Warwick. Taught by 
M^' [Hen.] Teonge [rector of Alcester, adm. 1639]. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Fairmedow 28 Sept. 1672. Age 16. 

B.A. 167^. Ordained priest, Worcester, 167|^ March : licensed to cure of 
Harrington. 

Lyddell, George : son of Thomas, eques auratus : born at Ravensworth Castle, 
Durham. School : Morpeth, under M"" Spinck. Admitted pensioner under 
D^- Widdrington 21 Oct. 1672. Age 17. 

Matric^. 13 Dec. 1672. Born 21 May 1655: son of Sir Thomas Lyddell 
(164^) of Ravensworth by his wife Anna, daughter of Sir Henry Vane of 
Raby Castle. He was placed in 1669 (the first pupil at the Academy) under 
the care of Ri. Frankland at Rathmell^*-a fact which D^" Widdrington did not 
know, or did not mention. He was alive in 1697. Died unmarried (Surtees, 
2. 213). 



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Batt, Michael : son of Michael : born at Monkton-Deverell, Wilts. School : 
Salisbury, under M-" Taylor. Admitted at Lincoln College, Oxford 1671 
[14 July]: at Christ's, sizar under M'" Andrewes 18 Nov. 1672. Age 18. 
B.A. 1674; M.A. 1678. Ordained priest, Norwich, 167J Feb. : licensed 
to Ellingham', Norfolk. Rector of Mannington 10 Oct. 1678. Preacher at 
St James', Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1686-1703. Rector of Chelmsford 22 May 
1696. Author of a Visitation Sermon on i Cor. iv. 21, preached 5 May 1686. 

Robartes, Charles : son of John, Lord Robartes of Truro : born at Landibrook 
[Lanhydrock, near Bodmin]. School : not given. Admitted nobleman ("nobilis 
accepit hospes ") under M^ Lovett 26 Nov. 1672. Age not given. 

Matric*^. 19 March 167|. Youngest son of John, second Lord Robartes of 
Truro, by his second marriage: brother of Francis (1663) : and half brother 
of John (1648) of Robert (1648) and of Hender (1650). Died unmarried. 
(Burke, £JxL Bar. 444.) 

*Cudworth, John : son of Ralph : born in Cambridge. School : Stortford, under 
M^ [Jer.] Cudworth. Admitted pensioner under M^' Andrewes 24 Dec. 1672. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 167y ; M.A. 1680. Son of the Master by his wife Damaris Andrewes : 
his tutor was his half-brother. Elected Fellow before Xmas 1678 succeeding 
Tho. Burnet. Ordained deacon and priest, Lincoln, (at Buckden) 15 July 1684. 
Was Greek lecturer 1687 and 1688, and was at least occasionally resident : he 
had one pupil in 1680 and one in 1692 : but he probably sat lightly on the 
College. Senior Dean 1690. His father left him copyhold lands in Suffolk 
which he enjoyed from 1688. His fellowship was declared void 27 Jan. 169 J 
"by reason of his having an estate," i.e. freehold lands at South wold, Beding- 
field, Reddington and Allington, I presume after his mother's death. He 
resided at South wold, where he spent his time bemoaning his lot and com- 
plaining of his relatives — other Cudworths. He died 9 Sept. 1726, leaving to 
his nephew Francis Cudworth Masham, an estate of .£500 a year. From 
information received from J. Cudworth Whitebrook, Esq., I gather that toward 
the end of his life he was of doubtful sanity. 

Jackson, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Leeds. School : Leeds, under 

M*" Gilbert. Admitted pensioner under M'" Fairmedow 4 March 167|. Age 16. 

B.A. 167y. Ordained deacon, London, 167|^ Feb. One of these names 

was vicar of Albury, Herts. 1693, till his death before April 1724. (Cus- 

sans I. ii. 169.) 

Morrice, Robert : admitted as Morris : son of Robert : born at Barley, Yorks. 
School : Leeds, under M"^ Gilbert. Admitted pensioner under M^ Fairmedow 
4 March 167|. Age 16. 

Matric**. and B.A. 1676 Mids. (as Morrice). 

Maude, Jonathan: also spelt Mawde: [no facts given]. Admitted 7 March 
■ 167|. [Tutor &c. not given.] 

B.A. (Mawde) 167«; M.A. 1680. Ordained deacon, York, 1680 Sept. 
He probably belonged to the Halifax family. A Jonathan Maude died at 
Halifax 1 Aug. 1686. Also a Doctor Jonathan Maude of Halifax died in 
1684 (Hunter, F.M.G. 625): he had a son John who entered Oxford 1670: 
and he may have sent another (this Jonathan) to Cambridge. 

Power, Henry: son of John: born at Halifax. School: Pontefract, under 
M"" Swift. Admitted sizar under M-" Lovett 9 April 1673. Age 17. 

Matric'i. 8 April 1674. Probably a relative, perhaps nephew, of Hen. 
Power (1641), physician of Halifax. 



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Pinney, John : admitted as Penny : son of John : born at Bettescomb [Bettis- 
combe], Somerset [Dorset]. School : Axminster, under M'" Barber. Admitted 
pensioner under M^' Andrewes 9 April 1673. Age not given. 

Matric", not found. Born 1654, son of John Pinney, clerk, of Broad- 
winsor, brother of Azariah Pinney : not given in the Pinney pedigree in 
Burke. The father was a Puritan, who accepted the Parliamentary conditions 
and was appointed vicar of Broad winsor : he was ejected in 1661. A son, 
Azariah, joined the Monmouth rebellion, was ransomed from personal servi- 
tude, went to Nevis and became a successful sugar planter there. John 
Pinney (the father) died at Bettiscombe in 1705. His son, our man, died 
1679. M.I. to the two in Bettiscombe Church. (Information from the Rev. 
Frank Penny.) 

Anger, John : [no facts of any kind given]. 

Hall, Edmund : son of Martin : [but the birth-place not given]. Educated for 
four years at Edinburgh University. Admitted pensioner under D^ Widdring- 
ton 14 April 1673. Age not given. 

Matric". not found. Perhaps uncle of Edward and Martin Hall admitted 
169^: they were of Apsley Guise, Beds. Appears as M^ Hall, i.e. a fellow- 
commoner, before Lady Day 1675 : when he ceased to reside. 

Buck, John : son of John : born at Darnbrook. School : Horton [Halton] Gill 
[in Littondale, Craven], under M'" Hargrave. Admitted sizar under M'' Bolton 
14 April 1673. Age 19. 
Matric^i. 3 July 1673. 

Proctor, Anthony : son of Thomas : born at Tawler [1], Yorks. School : Har- 
dicker [?Hardwick, near Pontefract], Yorks. Admitted sizar to M'" Turner 
(surety M^ Lovett) 14 (?) April 1673. Age not given. 
B.A. 1676 Mids. See under Ant. Procter (1672). 

Winn, Richard : son of Richard, armiger : born in London. School : St Paul's, 
under (1) M'^ Crumbleholme, (2) M"^ Gale. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Andrewes 26 April 1673. Age 17. 

Matric'^. not found. Resided till about June 1676. Admitted at the 
Inner Temple 3 Oct. 1676 — unless he be the man of the same name admitted 
there 4 Dec. 1673 — this one was of St Martin in the Fields. One of these I 
take to be the Ri. Wynn who was Serjeant-at-law 1710, and M.P. for Boston 
1708-22 : possibly he was also eldest son of Ri. Wynne, of Guisborough, 
Yorks. who died 1653 and left to his eldest son Richard £700 either at the 
age of 25, or when he shall have served his apprenticeship and be made a 
freeman of the City of London : his third son John to have £100 on like 
conditions (Yorksh. Wills^ 9. 66). He gave £21. 10s. to the beautifying of the 
Chapel in 1702. 

Nichols, John: [no facts given]. Admitted 26 April 1673. [Status and tutor 
omitted.] 

B.A. 167|^ ; M.A. 1681. One John Nichols was vicar of " Dichalling" 
[Ditchling], Sussex 20 July 1692. One, perhaps the same, was vicar of 
Sheldwick, near Faversham, Kent, 1703-14 : rector of Fordwich, Canterbury, 
1714 {Arch. Cant. 18. 300). 

Brunning, Benjamin: son of Benjamin: born at Ipswich. School: Wood- 
bridge. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 2 May 1673. Age not given. 

B.A. 167^; M.A. 1681. The fath^, I presume, was the Ben. Brunning, 
Fellow of Jesus, who was rector of Great Waldingfield, Suffolk {JVorw. Beg"".), 
and ejected from Ipswich in 1662 (Calamy-Palmer, 2. 428). Benjamin, the 



48 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

son, was ordained deacon, Norwich, 1679 Dec. : priest, 16JJ March. Pre- 
sented by Dean Honywood to the vicarage of Edwinstowe, Notts. 5 April 
1680: resigned 168J. Vicar of St Mary-le-Wigford, Lincoln, 2 May 1681: 
which he ceded before 6 March 1685. After this he does not reappear in the 
Lincoln diocese. I suppose that it was the father who was buried in Ipswich 
parish church, with his wife and daughter, in 1688 (Clarke, Ipswich, 305). 
Peach, John: son of William: born at '' oppidum Cestrense " [Chichester], 
Sussex. School : not given. Admitted, after keeping four terms at New Inn 
Hall (Novi Hospitii Aula), Oxford, pensioner under M"" Andre wes 4 May 1673. 
Age not given. 

Matric". not found : not in Study-rents. He possibly came to Cambridge 
for a while, but before he was of standing for a degree returned to Oxford ; 
where John Peche, son of Will, of Chichester, gent., matriculated 22 March 
167i; B.A. 1675; M.A. 1678 : admitted (as Pechey) licentiate of the College 
of Physicians 1684 (Munk, 1. 433 : Al. Ox. 1135). 

Staples, Samuel : son of Samuel : born at Willesley, Derbs. School : Ashby-de- 
la-Zouch, under M^ Shaw. Admitted fellow-commoner under M^ Andrewes 
29 May 1673. Age 17. 

Matric". not found. Sam. Staples, the father, was admitted 1649. The 
son was admitted at Gray's Inn 23 June 1675, as of Nottingham, gent. 

Feme, Joseph : admitted as Fearn : son of George : born at Fairfield, Derbs. 
School : Ashby-de-la-Zouch, under M"^ Shaw. Admitted sizar under M^ An- 
drewes 29 May 1673. Age 19. 

B.A. (Feme) 167| ; M.A. 1680. Ordained (as Jos. Feme of Hope) deacon, 
Lichfield, 1677 Sept. : priest, 1679 June. Probably curate of Baslow, Derbs. 
1678-81. Rector of Matlock 1688-1716, when he died. (Cox, Derhs. 
churches, 2. 526.) 

Willson, Edmund : son of Nicholas : of Norfolk. School : Holt, under M"" Bain- 
bridge. Admitted pensioner under M"* Lovett 29 May (?) 1673. Age 18. 
Matric". not found : not in Study-rents. 

Foxcroft, Richard : son of Edward : born at Thornton, Yorks. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 29 May (?) 1673. Age 16. 

B.A. 167|. Ordained deacon, York, 1679 June: priest, 168? Feb. Pos- 
sibly one of Ri. Frankland's pupils from 20 June 1674 : but he cannot have 
been absent from Cambridge more than a year. Perhaps rector of Hoole, 
Lanes. : presented in 1686 by James II : held it till 1701 when he resigned. 
(Croston-Baines, 4. 138.) 

Brown, Thomas : son of John : of Yorkshire. School : Giggleswick, under 
M'^ Briggs. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 29 May (?) 1673. Age 16. 
Matricd. 3 July 1673. See Tho. Brown of 1671 (page 35). 

AUgood, Bartholomew : son of Lansler [6ic= Lancelot] : born at Haxum [Hexham], 
Northumberland. Educated at Hexham by M"^ Rechell [Ritschell, vicarj. 
Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 7 June 1673. Age 17. 

B.A. 1676 Mids. Younger brother of Major (1659), and son of Lancelot, 
the bailiff of Hexham. Ordained priest, Norwich, 1677 Sept. Presented to 
Wiggenhall St Garmond [Germans], Norfolk, 4 Sept. 1677. Rector of Ash- 
wicken, near Lynn, 26 Jan. 16J»-1716 (Blomefield, 4. 472). 

Munford, Richard : son of Augustine : born in London. School : Hackney, 
under M"^ Batchelour. Admitted pensioner under M'' Lovett 12 June 1673. 
Age 16. 

Matric". not found : neither does he appear in Study-rents. 



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Baxter, Edward : son of Edward : born at Carl(e)ton, Lines. School : Lincoln. 
Admitted pensioner under M*" Smithson 13 June 1673. Age 20. A fellow- 
commoner 26 June 1675. 

B.A. 1676 Mids. Ordained deacon, London, 1676 Sept. : priest, York, 
168f Feb. Rector of Dinnington near Rotherham 28 Feb. 168|. 

Heam, — : [no facts at all]. 

Goodwin, Samuel : son of Samuel : born at Little Eaton, Derbs. School : 
Derby, under M'^ Matthews. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett. [No 
date, or age, given.] 

Matric<i. 8 April 1674. Perhaps son of Sam. Goodwin (163|). One Sam. 
Goodwin, clerk, curate of St Mary, Whitechapel 14 Dec. 1674. One rector of 
Stone, Kent Aug. 1681, collated by the Bishop: but perhaps of Wadham, 
Oxford. (Al. Ox. 585.) 

Midford, — : [no facts at all]. 

Perhaps a brother of Will. Midford, admitted 1669. A — Midford appears 
in Study -rents among M'^ Fairmedow's pupils till Lady Day 1675. 

Wood, — : [no facts at all]. 

Russell, — : [no Christian name, or other facts]. Admitted pensioner under 
M"^ Fairmedow 16 Oct. 1673. 

See — Russell, admitted 1671. 

Edgley, William : son of William : born " foronovii " [Newmarket], in the Suffolk 
quarter of the town. School : Bradley, Suffolk, under M'" Billingsley. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M^ Andrewes 1 Nov. 1673. As^e 16. 

B.A. (Edgely) 167|; M.A. (Edgley) 1682. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1679 Dec. : priest, Norwich, 168§ March. Probably rector of Stradishall, 
Suffolk 1701. Died 1733, and was buried there. 

Cudworth, Charles: 

First found in the Lambeth Register 30 July 1681 where he describes him- 
self as M.A. of Christ's College, [aged] over 24 years, and as being "by the 
locall statutes of the College obliged to be in full Orders, petitions his Grace 
for his licence or faculty whereby he may be enabled to receive the Holy 
Orders of Deacon and Priest at one and the same time from any Bishop." 
The petition was granted. There is no record of any Cha. Cudworth as M.A., 
or of Christ's, still less as a Fellow, who alone could be bound in this matter 
by the statutes. The simplest explanation is that this Cha. Cudworth made 
a false representation. He may be a son of the Master and admitted between 
Mich. 1677 and Mich. 1678 for which time the Adm. Book is blank : but he 
never graduated. If he was not ordained, he cannot be the son of D'' Cud- 
worth, of immoral life, who applied (as recorded by Bishop Sherlock) for 
a prebend of Westminster, and was refused. But he is probably the Cha. 
Cudworth who appears in India in 1683. This is his record. "Factory 
Records, Kasinbazar III. Diary for Aug. 1683: Sunday, 19th: M'" Cha. 
Cudworth arrived from Maulda, who is ordered to reside. Diary for Feb. 
168| : M'" Cha. Cudworth was married to the widow M^^ Mary Prickraan, 
daughter of M'^ Cole deceased, and formerly wife to M"" Jonathan Prickman, 
second Of Maulda : the marriage was solemnised by M^ Job. Hayes after the 
manner of the Church of England. (Undated, but probably 12 Feb.) Diary 
for March 168f : Wednesday 19 : M'" Cha. Cudworth, 3rd of Council, departed 
this life last night about midnight, having been a long time sick of a flux." 
A M'^ John Haynes (I) married his widow (J. C. W.). Presumably this 
Charles is the brother of Damaris, Lady Masham, Ralph's daughter, of whom 

c. c. E. II. 4 



50 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

John Locke heard at Gates, while living there with Lady Masham and to 
whom he wrote 27 April 1683 (see King's Life and Correspondence of Locke, 
2. 17), beginning " Tho' you are got quite to the other side of the world, 
yet you ceese not to make new acquaintance here : and the character you have 
left behind you makes your acquaintance to be sought after to the remotest 
parts of the earth." Locke continues that he has observed Lady Masham to 
speak of her brother " with more tenderness and concern than all the rest of 
the world " : and as she is so good a judge he feels that her brother's friend- 
ship is not the least favour she has done him. It should be noted, however, 
that the name of the brother is not given by Locke : M*" Fox Bourne {Life of 
Locke, 1. 474) says it was written to Thomas Oudworth, " a son of the Master," 
I do not know on what evidence. He adds '* Young Cud worth was a Fellow 
of Christ's College, who at the close of 1679 had obtained a seven years dis- 
pensation, extended in 1686 for another seven years in order that he might 
visit and reside in India." Now a Thomas Cud worth was Fellow but only 
from 1685 to 1687 : he was son, not of Ralph, but of John, the girdler, of 
London, Ralph's brother ; therefore cousin, not brother, to Damaris Masham : 
therefore Locke's letter is certainly not to him. It is possible that Ralph 
also had a son Thomas: he may have been the Thomas M.A. 1682 (whom 
see, page 70) : there is evidence from the Study-rents that there were two 
Cud worths in residence at the same time : see under Tho. Cud worth, page 64. 
I have been unable to find the dispensations in the Col. Dom. State Papers to 
which M'' Fox Bourne alludes : but whatever they be, they cannot alter the 
facts given above. I think there can be little doubt that Locke wrote to 
Charles Cudworth : Lady Masham may have had insight into the real 
character of a brother, who on other evidence seems to have been quite 
unsatisfactory. A Rob. Cudworth, son of Charles, was admitted in 1699 : it is 
natural to guess that he was a posthumous son of this Charles : if so he was 
barely 15 at admission : whereas the age given is 17 : but that proves little. 

Atkinson, — : [no Christian name or facts given]. Admitted sizar under 
M^ Lovett 12 Feb. 167f. 

B.A. (Peter Atkinson) 167f. Grdained deacon, York, 1678 Dec. : priest, 
16J^ March. Perhaps the Peter Atkinson B.A. licensed to preach at Dunsby 
near Bourne, Lines. 6 May 1684. 

Pybus, Robert : son of John : born at Thrisk [Thirsk], Yorks. School : St Paul's, 
under M'* Gale ("doctor celeber"). Admitted pensioner under M"^ Andrewes 
18 Feb. 167|. Age 17. 

B.A. 167f John Pybus of Thirsk (1623-73) married Anne Wilson, also of 
Thirsk. Their third sou, Robert, was born Aug. 1654 \sic\ Died Nov. 1683. 
(Hutchins, Dorset, 2. 237.) 

Nightingale, Robert : son of Thomas, baronet : born at Great Bookham, Surrey. 
School : Stortford, under (1) M'" Cudworth, (2) M^" Conway. Admitted fellow- 
commoner under M"" Leigh 11 March 167|. Age 16. 

Robert Nightingale, son of Sir Thomas, of Langley, Essex, was admitted 
at Gray's Inn 14 Nov. 1676. Grandson (?) of the Sir Thomas who was created 
1628 and built Clavering Park (so Morant). 

Crompton, John : admitted as Crumpton : [father not given] : born in London. 
School : St Paul's, under (1) M^ Crumbleholme "6 /AaKapt-nys, 6 Wi/v" [he died 
1672], (2) M'- Gale. Admitted sizar under M"" Turner 28 March 1674. Age not 
given. 

B.A. (Crompton) 167|. Probably the John Crompton, of Christ's, of 
20 years' practice in physic, said to be of 12 years' standing, who received the 
degree of D'' in Physic (Lambeth) 26 Nov. 1701 {Lamh. Reg\). 



1674 51 

Browne, Edward: son of John: born at Milton, Leics. School: Milton, under 
M*" DafFey. Admitted sizar under M*" Andrewes 1 April 1674. Age 18. 

B.A. 167|^. One of these names resigned the rectory of Waltham-on-the- 
Wolds, Leics. before May 1692. One was vicar of Thorpe Arnold, 16 June 
1693. One was vicar of " Hanningdown alias West Wycombe" Bucks. 
20 Feb. 171|. 

Sumpner, Samuel : [father not given] : born at Black Notley, Essex. School : 
Felstead, under M'" Glascock. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 16 April 1674. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 167|. 

Fenton, William : son of William : born at Leeds. School : Leeds, under 
M^ Gilbert. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 25 April 1674. Age 17. 
Matric^. 9 July 1674 : resided till June or Mich. 1675. 

Ixem, Thomas : son of John : born at Burton-Lazars, Leics. School : Laughton- 
[en-le-Morthen], Yorks., under M^ Bromhead. Admitted sizar under D"^ More 
(surety M^ Lovett) 28 April 1674. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|^. Perhaps son of John Ixem, admitted 1636 (who was beneficed 
for a short time in Northants.), and brother of John (1670). Tho. Ixem 
(described as M.A., probably by error) was ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1679 
June, and licensed to cure of Clavering, Essex: priest, 1681 Dec, licensed to 
Great Munden. Vicar of Helpston 1682-1702. Rector of Folkingham, Lines, 
(patron Ri. Wynn, armiger, perhaps the man admitted 1673) 10 Nov. 1702 : 
buried there 3 March 172§. 

NayloTir, Charles : son of Charles : born at Wakefield. School : Wakefield, under 
M^ Baskerville. Admitted pensioner [tutor not given] 1 May 1674. Age 15. 
Matric'i. (Nailour) 9 July 1674 : resided till Mich. 1676. 

Ward, Richard : son of John : born at Sheering, Essex. School : Stortf ord, under 
M"" Conway. Admitted sizar under M^ Leigh 8 May 1674. Age 16. 

B.A. 167|-; M.A. 1681. Ordained deacon, London, 1678 Dec: priest, 
London, 1680 Dec. Rector of Ingoldsby in succession to Mich. Selby who 
was buried Jan. 168|^ : presented by D'" Henry More 168| : died rector before 
March 172f : but seems not to have resided later than 1707. He was also rector 
of Belton, six miles distant, 14 Dec 1710-1724 (Tumor's Grantham, p. 98) by 
dispensation from Lambeth, on the presentation of Dame Alice Brownlow. 
Author : Life of Henry More : but the life contains nothing which bears 
on the life of the writer. 

Iver, Elnathan : son of George : born at Brandford [Brentford], Midds. School : 
Thistleworth [Isleworth], under M"" Willis. Admitted sizar under M^ Turner 
9 May 1674. Age 18. 

B.A. 1677 Mids. One E. Ivor ordained priest, Chichester, 1708 Sept. 
Vicar of Ditchling, Sussex 10 Aug. 1715-1721, when he died. Also vicar 
of Wivelsfield 1718 till his death. Will dated 19 June 1721: apparently 
unmarried, as he mentions only three sisters. Desired to be buried at the 
N.W. side of the church "in the out-bounds of the rock, with as little 
company and charge as possible." Died 30 July 1721, age 66. M.I. outside 
west door of the church : but in the parish register he is given as buried Oct. 2 
(probably by error for Aug. 2). (Inform'^, from Rev. F. C. Norton, vicar.) 
Whether he was ordained late in life, or only deferred his priest's orders to the 
age of 53 cannot be decided. 

Legard, Zachary: son of Robert: born at Scarborough. Educated at Helmsley 
by his brother Charles [of Sidney]. Admitted sizar under M' Lovett 9 May 



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B.A. 1680. Ordained deacon, York, 1680 Sept. : priest, 1682 June. 
I cannot connect him with the Legards of Ganton, Yorks., E.R. (pedigree 
in Genealogist, N.S. 22) : but two sons of Sir John of Ganton, Thomas and 
WiUiam, were admitted here April 1677. 

Lancaster, Timothy: "Colonus Trinitoniensis qui plura desiderat" [no more 
facts]. Admitted sizar [tutor not given] 20 May 1674. 

Matric*^. not found, here or elsewhere. B.A. 1674 Mids., having kept his 
terms before admission here. " Trinitoniensis " seems formed on the analogy 
of Oxoniensis : so perhaps he was of Trin. Coll. Dublin : the last words, and 
the absence of further data (which it would be natural to give, if of Trin. Coll. 
Cambridge) point the same way. Possibly he was vicar of " Aykesgarth " 
[Aysgarth, Yorks.], March 168| on tlie presentation of Trinity College, 
Cambridge. 

Willey, Edward: son of Edward: born at Hulme [?], Yorks. School: Danby 
[Wiske], under M^ Smelt. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 22 May 1674. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1681. Ordained deacon, York, 1678 Sept.: priest, 1679 
Sept. Yicar of Sherriff Hutton (north of York) 15 April 1700. Buried there, 
at the age of 81 \sic] after an incumbency of 34 years [sic], 10 Dec. 1735 : 
" God grant that we may live and dye like him " is added to the entry in the 
register. 

Ward, James : son of William : born at Settle. School : Giggleswick, under 
M^ Briggs. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 23 May 1674. Age 19. 
B.A. 167|. Ordained deacon, York, 1678 Sept. : priest, 168| March. 

Bernard, Daniel: admitted as Barnard : son of Daniel : born at Burntwood [Brent- 
wood], Essex. School : Brentwood, under M"" Bernard, his father. Admitted 
sizar under M'" Lovett 26 May 1674. Age 17. 

Matric'^. (Bernard) 9 July 1 674. Seems to have resided till Lady Day 1 675, 
and his name is in Study-rents, without charge, for a year longer. Daniel, the 
father, was licensed to teach grammar at South Weal(d), Essex in 1661. 

Golty, Samuel : son of Richard : born at Hutton, Essex. School : Brentwood, 
under M'" Bernard. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 26 May 1674. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 167|^. Richard, the father, was minister of Hutton near Brentwood 
in 1648 and rector of Bradwell 24 June 1673. A Sam. Golty, rector of 
St Clement's, Ipswich, and of Dennington till his death in 1683, was of 
St Catharine's and possibly uncle of our Samuel : who was ordained deacon, 
London, 1679 Dec. 

Park, Laurence : son of John : bom at Waberthwaite, Cumberland. School : 
Kendal, under M"^ Jackson. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 28 May 1674. 
Age 21. 

B.A. 1678 Mids. One of these names was rector of Barton St Andrew, 
Norfolk, 1689-1716 : and also vicar of Wiggenhall St Mary, till his death in 
1716. (Blomefield, 4. 52, 767.) The praelector (John Turner) gives the 
following incoherent account of M'' Park's entrance at (and, apparently, his 
first exit from) Cambridge. "Academiam pauper adiit, sed tempore quo 
diuit(is), (at end of line) haereditatem (? verb omitted) eodem animo quo 
theatrum ille qui ideo venerat tantum ut exiret, nam natus annos 21 et quod 
excurrit, quod erat opinor temporis non plane nihil, saltern si anni tam longi sunt 
in Borea degentibus quam sunt miliaria, quum sizatoribus dedisset noraen 
sponsore magistro Lovett, eosdem calceos itineris utriusque comites mira celeri- 
tate domum repertavit." He finally declared for life in the south ! 



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Slinger, John : [no facts given]. Admitted 30 May 1674. 

Perhaps third son of Tempest Slinger of Catlow, Yorks., and brother of 
Nic. Slinger admitted 1670. Not found in Study-rents. 

Barwick, William: [no facts given]. Admitted 30 May 1674. 

Matric^. pensioner 9 July 1674: B.A. 167f. Ordained deacon, York, 
1678 Dec. 

Bean, John : [father not given] : born at West Stanley [near Wakefield], Yorks. 
Taught by M'' Wright. Admitted pensioner under M"* Lovett 30 May 1674. 
Age not given. 

B.A. (Beane) 167|. Ordained deacon, York, 1679 June: priest, Sept. 
Bector of Brandsby near Gilling, Yorks. 1682; which he held till his death 
more than 50 years later. He was buried 15 Nov. 1733, and Ann, presumably 
his wife, on 26 December of the same year. Baptisms of one daughter (Anna) 
and four sons, John, George, William and Thomas, occur between 1694 and 
1705 (Rev. W. M. Scott, vicar). 

Poynton, Ellis : or Elias : son of Edward : born at Little Huckley [Hucklow, in 
Hope parish], Derbs. School : Dronfield, under M^ Mason. Admitted sizar 
under M^ Andre wes 1 June 1674. Age 18. 

B.A. (Elias) 1677 Mids. Brother of John, admitted 1666: the father 
Edward, died 1674, and was buried at Hope. Ordained (Elias) deacon, 
Lichfield, 1677 Sept. : priest, York, 1681 Sept. Vicar of Alveton, Staffs. 
2 Jan. 169|, presented by Geo. Rodney of Bridges. Vicar of Rocester, Staffs. 

4 July 1698. Married Alice, daughter of Tho. Pendleton, and had many 
children. Died 20 April 1699 "deservedly lamented" (M.L in Rocester church). 
His widow died Sept. 1701. (Rev. F. J. Poynton of Kelston, Bath.) 

Sedgwick, — : [no Christian name or father]. [Admitted at Magdalene.] At 
Christ's sizar 5 June 1674. 

B.A. (Ri. Sedgswicke) 1674 Mids. Instituted, as of Christ's College (see 
Baker, Northants. 1. 29), rector of Little Billing, 9 June 1718, patron, George 
Dixon: buried there 15 Sept. 1737. 

Scruton, Richard : [father not given] : born in Scruton, Richmondshire. School : 
Bishop Wearmouth, under M'^ Broughton. Admitted sizar under M"^ Andrewes 

5 June 1674. Age not given. 
B.A. 167| ; M.A. 1681. Rector of Middleton St George, Durham 1690-3 

(Surtees, 3. 224). 

Grey, Ralph : [father not given, nor birthplace]. School : Houghton-[le-Spring, 
Durham], under M"^ Caunt. Admitted sizar under M^ Andrewes 5 June 1674. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1686. One Ra. Grey, son of Ralph of Bradford near 
Bamburgh, and of Eliz. Burrell, was born Dec. 1656 (Bateson, Nortliumh^. 
1. 305). Ordained priest, Lincoln, 168^ Feb. According to Davy Ra. Grey 
was curate of All Saints, Newcastle, 1686 : but Brand does not give him. 
Ralph the elder was son of John (himself third son of Sir Ralph of Chillingham) 
who bought Bradford of Thomas Bradford, a Colonel in the Parliamentarian 
army, killed in Ireland. 

Purchas, Thomas : son of Benjamin : born at Richmond. School : " Mask " 
[Marske], under M^ Sedgwick. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 5 June 

LI 674. Age 16. 
B.A. 167|-; M.A. 1681. Ordained de'licon, York, 168f March; priest, 
168f Feb. Of Langton near Richmond. Married 27 Dec. 1682 Catharine 
Thornton of East Newton, Yorks. (Hunter, F.M,G, 768). 
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Pawcet, John : son of Giles : born at Marrich Abbot [near Richmond], Yorks. 
School : Marske, under M*" Sedgwick. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 5 June 
1674. Age 18. 

B.A. (Fawcitt) 1677 Mids. ; M.A. 1681. Ordained deacon, York, 1677 
July: priest, 1681 May. 

Lakeland, Richard : [father not given] : born at Stainforth [near Settle], Yorks. 
School: Giggleswick, under M'" Briggs. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 
8 June 1674. Age 19. 
B.A. 1677 Mids. 

Sylvester, Nicholas : son of James : born at Twyford, Staflfs. [1 Derbs.] School : 
Tam worth, under M"^ Antrobus. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 10 June 
1674. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|. Ordained deacon, York, 1680 June: priest, 1681 May. One 
of these names rector of Shirland 1681-8. (Cox, Derhs. Churches, 4. 477.) 

Hankey, Henry : son of '* Ericius " [John Turner (praelector) writes " Ericius," 
by mistake for Henricus] : born at Knutsford, Cheshire. School : Tam worth, 
under M'" Antrobus. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 10 June 1674. Age 16. 
B.A. 167|- (Hen. Hankey). Ordained deacon (Henry), Worcester, Dec. 
1679 ; and curate of Tam worth. Probably the Henry Hankey B.A. who was 
rector of Wanstead, Essex, 26 Nov. 1689. Died there before July 1707. 

Marley, Philip : admitted as Morley : son of Cuthbert : born at Winston, 
Durham. School : Brignall, under M'' Jo(h)nson. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Andrewes 20 June 1674. Age 17. 

B.A. (Marley) 167|. Son of Cuthbert Marley (1640) afterwards rector of 
Winston (1660-72). The last of his name at the College. 

Man, John : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Andrewes 20 June 1674. 
Age not given. 

B.A. (Mann) 167|. 

White, Robert : son of Thomas : born at Bondon [?], Durham. School : Durham, 
under M"^ Battersby. Admitted sizar under M*" Andrewes 27 June 1674. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 1677 Mids. 

Blanchard, Richard : son of Richard : born at York. School : " Potington " 
[Pocklington], "institutus quantum eius indoles ferebat," under M"" Ellison. 
Admitted pensioner under D"^ Widdrington 29 June 1674. Age 15. 

Matric^. 9 July 1674: resided till Mich. 1675. Admitted at the Inner 
Temple 18 Nov. 1675. His son William born at " Akam " [? Acklam], Yorks. 
was admitted 1706. 

Webster, Robert : [probably Joseph] : son of Henry : born at Bourningham 
['? Birmingham], Warwick. School : Bourningham, under M^ Brokesley. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M"" Fairmedow 29 June 1674. Age 17. 

Robert Webster is not elsewhere found : but Joseph Webster was matric**. 
July 1677 : B.A. 1677 Mids. : ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1679 Sept. 

Jackson, Samuel : son of Charles : born at Oxton, Notts. School : Oxton, under 
M'" Birch. Admitted sizar under M'" Fairmedow 1 July 1674. Age 18. 
Probably never resided. 

Daniel, Samuel: son of John: born at Hartshorn, Derbs. School: Repton, under 
M^ Litherland. Admitted sizar under M'" Andrewes 3 July 1674. Age 20. 

B.A. 167|-; M.A. 1683. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1678 Sept. : priest, 
Lincoln, 1680 June. Vicar of Rothley, Leics. 25 June 1691—1734. Chaplain 



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to the Earl of Burlington : as such licensed to hold also Cossington (patron 
Tho. Babington) 3 Aug. 1704. Died 30 Oct. 1735, aged 82; and buried in the 
church at Rothley. (Rev. Ri. Burton, vicar.) 

Blaickley, John : admitted as Blakelay : [matric^ Blackley] : [father not given] : 
born at Hanworth. School : Merchant Tajdors', under D^ Goad. Admitted 
pensioner under M^ Lovett 4 July 1674. Age 16. 

B.A. (Blaickley) 167|- ; M.A. 1681. Ordained deacon (Blaickley), London, 
1678 Sept. : priest, 1681 May. 

Ward, Roger : son of Northcoate : born at Skipton. School : Giggleswick, under 
M'' Briggs. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 4 July 1674. Age 14. 

Matric''. 24 March 167| : resided till Mich. 1675. One Roger Ward was 
apprenticed to Tho. Dealtry, apothecary of York in 1677 : admitted into the 
Merchants' Company 1685. Married 1697 Eliz. Bolton of St Belfry's, York. 
Will proved by his widow 1714 (Yorks. Arch. Journal, 2. 115). 

Cleaveland, William : son of William : born at Oldbur}^, Salop. School : 
" Laterdini " [probably Leintwardine, Hereford], under M*" Lloyd. Admitted 
sizar under M^" Lovett 7 July 1674. Age 17. 

B.A. 167| ; M.A. 1681. Son of Will. Cleveland, brother of John, the poet, 
and rector of Oldbury who died 1666. Ordained deacon, Worcester, March 
167|; curate of Buildwas. Married Elizabeth, daughter of John Rogerson of 
Bridgnorth. Rector of Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, 1681. Vicar of 
Dudley, Worcs. 1684. Died there 5 June 1721. (Nichols' Hinckley, 135.) 

Harrison, — : [no facts given]. Admitted 7 July 1674. 

Probably Rob. Harrison, B.A. 1677 Mids. ; M.A. 1682. Born at Hadleigh, 
Suffolk, about 1657. Ordained deacon, London, 1678 Dec. ; priest, Norwich, 
1682 Dec. One Rob. Harrison M.A. rector of Great Horkesley, Essex 
29 Aug. 1683-1733, when he died. Two others possible, beneficed one in 
Leics. (but probably of Magd. Hall, Oxford) : the other in Cheshire. 

Fetherstone, George : son of William : born near Carlisle. School : Holt, 
Norfolk, under M^ Bainbridge. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 8 July 1674. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 167|^; M.A. 1682. Born at Alston in Cumberland. Ordained deacon, 
Norwich, 1678 Sept., and licensed to Foardam [Fordham], Cambs. : priest, 1680 
June. Rector of Bintree, Norfolk 1688-1721 (Blomefield, 4. 372). Is he also 
the Geo. Fetherstonehaugh (as given by Blomefield) rector of North Creake, 
who died 1721 (ib. 4. 378)? 

Smelt, Leonard : son of Leonard : born at Kirkby Fleetham. School : North- 
allerton, under M^ Smelt. Admitted fellow-commoner under M^ Leigh 
23 Sept. 1674. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1677. Admitted at Gray's Inn 6 May 1675. Eldest 
son of Leonard of Kirkby Fleetham by his wife Anne, daughter of John 
Wastell of Scorton : and first cousin of Thomas, admitted 1663. Inherited 
under his grandfather's will .£20 yearly from 17 to 25, to pay for his education 
{Yorksh. Wills, ix. 166). M.P. for Northallerton 1713, 1714, 1722 and 1727. 
Married Grace, daughter of Sir Will. Franklin (or Frankland) of Thirkleby, 
son of Sir Henry, admitted 1626. Dissipated his property, and disinherited 
his eldest son. His second son, William, was father of Leonard Smelt, the 
engineer (see D.N.B.). 

Smelt, John : son of Leonard : born at Kirkby Fleetham. School : Northallerton, 
under M'" Smelt. Admitted fellow-corn ofoner under M^ Leigh 23 Sept. 1674. 
Age 15. 

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6 May 1675. I do not know in what relation these two Smelts stood to their 
school-master Tho. Smelt, who was not himself of Christ's, but sent here his 
two sons, Lucas in 1660 and Thomas in 1664, and many other pupils. Possibly 
he was uncle of Leonard Smelt, senior, who was of Siduey. 

Danby, John: son of Thomas: born at Keighley, Yorks. School: Bingley, under 
M*- Rawson. Admitted sizar under M^ Leigh 23 Sept. 1674. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|. Thomas, the father, was vicar of Keighley 1660-75. John, 
the son, was ordained deacon, York, 1679 Dec. 

Danby, Thomas: son of Thomas: born at Keighley, Yorks. School: Bingley, 
under M^ Rawson. Admitted sizar under M^ Leigh 23 Sept. 1674. Age 14. 
B.A. 167f . Brother of John (above). Ordained deacon, York, 168J March : 
priest, 168f Feb. One Tho. Danby rector of Shawell, Leics. 8 July 1692, but 
removed 1696, it is supposed through some defect in his title (Nichols, 4. 340). 
He was presented by one Thomas Pryor, patron for this turn only. One of 
these names was vicar of Preston, Northants. 29 April 1720. 

Parkes, Christopher : son of Christopher : born at Bolton on Swale. School : 
Thornton, under M"" Parkes. Admitted sizar under M"" Lieigh 23 Sept. 1674. 
Age 16. 

Matric'^. 15 Dec. 1674. Buried at Great St Andrew's ("Parkes, scholar") 
17 April 1676. 

Percevale, Robert (or John) : son of John, baronet : born at Kinsale, Ireland. 
Taught " sub informatore non uno." Admitted fellow-commoner under D^ Wid- 
drington 15 Oct. 1674. Age 16. 

Matric*^. as John Percevale, 15 Dec. 1674. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 
5 Feb. 167|^. Sir John of Tickenham, Somerset, and of Burton, County Cork 
married Catharine, daughter of Rob. Southwell of Kinsale; — a man (says 
R. Widdrington) "tam Uteris quam in litteratos amore celeberrimus " : 
Sir John was sent over to Ireland in 1653 to arrange for the transportation 
of Roman Catholics into Connaught : afterwards he was sworn of Charles II's 
privy council. Robert (born 8 Feb. 1657) was murdered by an unknown hand in 
the Strand 5 June 1677 and buried at Lincoln's Inn. John, the next brother, 
succeeded his father in the Baronetcy (Collins' Peerage^ 7. 382). Only one 
was resident here — and that for the half-year ending Lady Day 1675. 

Norwich, Joseph : son of John, baronet : born at Brampton, Northants. School.': 
Harborough. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 30 Oct. 1674. Age 19. 

Resided till Lady Day 1678. Third (and youngest) of the sons of Sir John 
Norwich (1629), of Brampton, who succeeded him, at this College : the only son 
of his second wife, Mary, daughter of Ri. Atkins of Cheshunt. He is not 
found in the pedigree in Bridges {Northants, 2. 282), but is given by Nichols 
{Leics. II. ii. 519). He was born 1655, and was alive, unmarried, in 1682. 

Audley, Robert : son of Robert, armiger : born " Biggleswerthi " [probably 
Biggleswade], Beds. School : Scriven-Knotting [? now Knotting], Beds. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M'^ Lovett 30 Oct. 1674. Age 17. 
B.A. 167|. 

Read, Jonathan : [father not given] : born at Ely. School : Huntingdon. 
Admitted sizar under M'' Fairmedow 6 Nov. 1674. Age 17. [Appears in the 
Admission Book after Tim. Caryl (Carrell) admitted 24 March 167|.] 

Matric^i. 8 July 1675: B.A. 1678. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1680 
Sept. One Jonathan Read was rector of North Cray, Kent 1701 ; died 1709. 
(Hasted, 1. 159.) 



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Hammatt, John: 

Admitted at St Edmund's Hall, Oxford, 25 June 1674, aged 16, son of 
John of Taunton, Somerset, plebeius : B.A. 1678; M.A. (Christ's) 1681. 
Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. 1679. Rector of Emmington, Oxford 1684. 
Rector of Clist St George, Devon 1695 (AL Ox.). 



Heye, Robert : son of John : born at Skipton. School : Burnsall. Admitted 
sizar under M^ Lovett 15 Jan. 167|. Age 16. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1684. Master of Burnsall School, in Wharfdale 1682 
(or -3) till 19 Jan. 169|, when he died aged 36. A long inscription in Burn- 
sall church by his son John Heye of Skierholme (Morant-Whitaker, Craven^ 
505) — with the usual reference to the Sparta which he adorned. 

Bicknell, Edward : son of John : born at Milverton, Somerset. School : Mil- 
verton. Admitted at Oxford: then at Christ's pensioner under M"^ Turner 
8 Feb. I674. Age 23. 

B.A. 167|. Admitted at St Edmund's Hall, Oxford, 6 March 166|, aged 
17. Vicar of Bradford, Somerset, 31 May 1682; presented by Edm. Parker 
of Berrington, Devon. Held it till his death in 1711. Buried there 8 May. 
(Weaver, Somerset Incumbents, 315.) 

Brown, Charles: son of Edmund: born at Thistleworth [Isleworth], Midds. 
School : Isleworth. Admitted sizar under M*" Turner 8 March 167|^. Age 23. 
Matric'^. not found. Probably never resided. 

Eskrigg, Robert : son of Robert : born at Eskrigg, Lanes. School at Kirkby 
p Lonsdale]. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 16 March 167|. Age 17. 

B.A. 167|; M.A. 1682. One M'' Eskrigg was ordained priest, Peter- 
borough, 1681 Feb. One of these names vicar of Ravenstone, Bucks. 20 Dec. 
1680, patron, Heneage, Lord Finch of Daventry, whose son Edward was at 
Christ's, 1677-9. Had license of non-residence April 1693. Buried there 
27 Sept. 1721 (Lipscombe, 4. 320). Also P.C. of Weston Underwood 
15 April 1684-92 (^6. 404). 

Nightingale, Wilfrid: eldest son of Wilfrid, armiger: born at Kneesworth, 
Cambs. School : St Neots. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 22 March 
167|^. Age not given. 

Matricd. 8 July 1675. Buried at Great St Andrew's 13 March 167|. 

Caryl, Timothy: son of Sampson : born in Surrey. Educated " mediocriter " at 
Kingston. Admitted sizar under D^ Widdrington 24 March 167|. Age 16. 
B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1682. Yicar of St Mary, Nottingham, 25 Oct. 
1693-98. Prebendary of Southwell (Rampton) 20 June 1695. Admitted to 
second mediety of rectory of Cotgrave 2 May 1698 (to the first mediety on 
June 30) : patron, Evelyn, Lord Kingston, who was admitted at Christ's in 
1683 : possibly he was Caryl's pupil. Buried at Southwell 19 Sept. 1721. 

Rutland, Simon : son of Simon : born at Stortford, Herts. School : Stortford. 
Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 2 April 1675. Age 16. 

M.B. 1680. Practised medicine at Brentwood. Died of smallpox 21 May 
1682 on his 23rd birthday : buried at Stortford : M.L given by Chauncy 
{Herts. 1. 330). 

Bugg, James : son of James : of Suffolk. School : Ely. Admitted pensioner 
under M'^ Fairmedow 16 April 1675. •Age 17. 

Resided till Mich. 1676. Presumably the Ja. Bugg son of Ja. Bugg of 
Lakenheath by his wife Frances Rowley : "of the city of Ely aged 25 un- 



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married" in 1684 (Cambs. Visitation given in Genealogist, 3. 240). He had 
a brother Francis younger by one year. In the College Acc*^, Mich^ 1698 
there is a charge " to Bug for his book against the Quakers, as other Colleges, 
10/0 " : and a year later " Fra. Bugg the reformed Quaker " gets 17/0 : perhaps 
he was the author of the book, but in Lowndes Francis' earliest work is given 
as of 1700, The Pilgrim's Progress fi'om Quakerism to Christianity dind in 1705 
he is credited with The Mystery of the little Whore unfolded. 

Brown, Walter: son of William : of Yorks. Aduiitted 20 April 1675 : with the 
following sarcasm by Ra. Widdrington : "horam unam vel alteram Canta- 
brigiae, si pote, sine fructu collocaturus ideo tantum Christi Collegium 
ingressus est ut exiret, aetatis suae 20 : solvit tamen Collegio 10s. Od" 
I have nowhere else met with Walter Brown. 

Freeman, John : son of John : born at Wilby, Northants. School : Strixton. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Fairmedow 6 May 1675. Age 16. 
Matric^. 8 July 1675. 

Wilkson, Roger : [father not given] : born at Prestiff [? Pentrich, to the east, or 
Parwich to the west of Wirksworth], Derbs. School : Wirksworth, under 
M'" Crosedale. Admitted sizar under M^ Turner 10 May 1675. Age 18. 
Matric'^. (Wilkson) 8 July 1675 : but there is no other trace of him. 

Ashwell, Nathaniel : son of Nicholas : born in London. Educated at Earl's 
Colne, Essex. Admitted sizar under M'" Turner 21 May 1675. Age 19. 

B.A. 1678 Mids. ; M.A. 1706. Born in Ludgate Street, London {Norwich 
Reg^.). Ordained deacon, London, 1679 Sept. : priest, Norwich, 1680 June. 
Rector of OflFton and Little Bricett, Suffolk, 31 Aug. 1681. Rector of Peldon, 
Essex, 12 Sept. 1690: gone before June 1725 (Morant, 2. 419). Nicholas, 
the father, was perhaps vicar of Assington, Suff. up to 1683, and vicar of Earl's 
Colne, 1683-90. 

*Ishani, John : third son of Justinian, baronet, " vir ab omnibus ingenii doctri- 
naeque praesidiis instructissimus." Of Northants. [Lamport]. Admitted 
pensioner (afterwards fellow-commoner) under D^ More 29 May 1675. Age 15. 
Matric^. 8 July 1675. M.A. 1679. Sir Justinian (1627) sent his two eldest 
sons (by his second wife) Thomas and Justinian to Ch. Ch., Oxford to be followed 
by later generations : John and his sixth brother Henry (168|) came to 
Cambridge. John was elected Fellow (succeeding John Turner) before Xmas 
1681 : his last payment was at Mich^. 1685 : in the Study-rents he appears 
till 1686 : Adam Wall mentions that he continued Fellow without being in 
Holy Orders : that the question of his position was raised at the time appears 
from a memorandum in the Order Book, signed by himself : "If M^ Isham do 
not preach a Hawford Preacher's course by Midsummer next, or give notice to 
the College, he will forfeit the place and another may be nominated " : 19 Oct. 
1683. On 20 Nov. 1685 he was admitted at the Inner Temple. He was 
Under Secretary of State when Lord Nottingham was in office : many of his 
letters are preserved at Lamport : he had to do as Commissioner with the 
settlement of estates in Ireland. He married Frances, daughter of Sir Ri. 
Ashfield, and had two sons and one daughter. In 1702 he gave £50 to the 
Chapel fund. Died 1746, aged 86. 

Pyge, Thomas : son of Thomas, pharmacopola : born in London. School : 
Stafford, under M"^ Taylor. Admitted [no tutor given] a pensioner 3 June 
1675. Age 15. 

Matric^. 8 July 1675 : resided as a pupil of M^ Lovett till Lady Day 1676. 
Valentine Figge (or Fyge) also an apothecary [? grandfather] of Christ Church, 
London was married 10 Oct. 1626 to Marg. Blake, spinster. 



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Ripponi " [probably Repton], 
Age 17. 



Armitstead, James : admitted as Armstead : son of William : born in London. 
School : Giggles wick. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 15 J une 1675. Age 16. 
B.A. (Armitstead) 167|. There were Armitsteads at Stainforth, at Lang- 
cliff, at Claphara, and at Long Preston — all near Settle. William, the father, 
was probably a member of one of these families who had gone up to London. 

Sandeforth, Miles : (Milo Sandforth) : son of George : born at Wakefield. 
School: Giggleswick. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 15 June 1675. 
Age 16. 

B.A. (Sandeforth) 167|; M.A. 1682. Probably vicar of Hooton Pagnall, 
near Doncaster 1691, where he rebuilt the parsonage- house. Died there 
1696. (Hunter, S. Yorks. 2. 146.) 

NichoUs, Nathaniel : son of Edward : born in Beds., but " Hybernus si genus 
reputamus." School : Kimbolton. Admitted pensioner under M"" Fairmedow 

16 June 1675. Age 17. 

B.A. 167f; M.A 1682: one of these names (Nichols) but no College, 
B.D. {com. reg.) 1728 — but probably of Pembroke, Oxford; and son of 
Nathaniel of Kidderminster. 

Ohoyce, John : son of Richard : of Derbs. School ' 
Admitted sizar under M'^ Turner 17 June 1675. 

B.A. 167|. Perhaps the John Choyce rector of Manby, Lines. 11 Oct. 
1704, presented by John Goodrick, armiger : resided there and died: was 
buried 22 Feb. 172^ : his wife and a daughter were buried within six months 
of his death. A MS. sermon preached by him on Easter Sunday 1716 survives 
at the rectory. (Rev. F. H. Hall, rector.) 

Wright, Alexander: son of Thomas, M.D. : born at Peterborough. School: 
Peterborough. Admitted sizar under M"" Fairmedow 17 June 1675. Age 16. 
B.A. 167| ; M.A. 1682. Probably the man who (as B.A.) was instituted 
vicar of Great Grimsby 29 June 1681, patron Sir Henry Heron. His signa- 
ture does appear in the registers of St James : but they are mutilated during 
his incumbency. Held it till 1690 : not buried there. 

Rayner, John : son and heir of John, armiger : born at [East] Drayton, Notts. 
School : Markham. Admitted fellow-commoner under D^ Widdrington 

17 June 1675. Age 13. 

Matric'i. 8 July 1675 : B.A. 1678 Mids. Admitted at Gray's Inn 12 May 
1677. Son of John Rayner of East Drayton and of Mary Goodwin of Raw- 
marsh, Yorks. Married Ann, daughter of Sir Will. Hickman. (Hunter, 
F.M.G. 160.) 

Landen, Benet (Benedictus) : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner 17 June 
1675. 

Matric". not found. A pupil of M^ Lynford, but probably for one term only. 
There is a pedigree of Landens of Dalby, Lines. (Maddison, 602) to which this 
Benet may have belonged : but it does not come far enough : there was a 
Benet of Dalby admitted at the Middle Temple in 1604 — apparently the same 
who died before 1653 (Maddison) leaving a son Edward — possibly the father 
of our man. 

Birch, Samuel: son of Samuel, of Lancashire. Educated at Markham, Notts, 
by his father, the vicar. Admitted sizar under D"" Widdrington 17 June 1675. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1682. Perhaps of the Birch family of Ardwick, Man- 
chester, in which Samuel is a common name : one Samuel was living in 
Manchester 1683 (given by Hunter, F.M.G. 1140, but no sons given). One 



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was vicar of Basford near Nottingham 12 May 1682: resigned before May 
1707 : the same probably rector of Adbolton 26 March 1691. One Samuel 
was "of Nottingham town," clerk; his son Sam. was matric*^. at Merton, 
Oxford 1711. Aged 17. 

Birch, John : son of Samuel : of Lancashire. Educated at Markham, Notts, by 
his father. Admitted sizar under D"" Widdrington 17 June 1675. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 167f ; M.A. 1682. Younger brother of Samuel, above. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1681 Sept. : priest, 168| March. One of these names was 
rector of All Saints, South Elmham, up to 1705-6, when a Sam. Birch 
succeeded him : one (perhaps the same) was rector of Houghton Conquest, 
Beds. 29 Oct. 1706. One was vicar of Wantage, Berks, in 1692. 

Pilkington, Thomas : son of Lionel, baronet : born in Kent. School : York. 
Admitted pensioner under D"" Widdrington 18 June 1675. Age not given. 
Transferred by D"" Widdrington to M^ Lyndford in October : resided till 
Lady Day 1676. Second son of Sir Lyon (as given by Hunter, *S'. Yoi'ks. 2. 394) 
of Stainby, Yorks., by his wife Amy, daughter of Thomas Eggleton of Grove, 
Bucks. His grandmother was Phoebe Moyle of Buckwell, Kent. He died 
without issue (Kimber, 3. 353). 

Perman, George: son of George: of Hunts. School: (1) Grantham: (2) Newark. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Standish 24 June 1675. Age not given. 

B.A. 167f; M.A. 1682. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1681 Sept.: licensed 
to Ruskington : priest, 1682 June: licensed to Owersby. Vicar of Owersby 
24 July 1682, patron. Sir John Monson. 

Lodge, Henry : son of Henry : of Yorks. School : Giggleswick. Admitted sizar 
under M'' Lovett 26 June 1675. Age 20. 
Matric". not found. 

Graham, Richard : admitted as Grahme : eldest son of Richard, baronet : born 
at Norton Conyers, Richmondshire. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lynford 
27 Sept. 1675. Age 13. 

Matric^. 15 Dec. 1675: resided till Mich. 1677. Son of Sir Richard 
(165|) — created a baronet by Charles II in 1662 — by his wife Eliz., daughter 
of Col. Chichester Fortescue : " egregiae indolis adolescens." Died in the life- 
time of his father : who was succeeded by his third son Reginald (Kimber, 
2. 270). 

Luck, William: son of Richard, M.D. : born at Newcastle. School: (1) New- 
castle: (2) Charterhouse: (3) Bury St Edmunds. Admitted pensioner under 
M"^ Lynford 27 Sept. 1675. Age not given. 

Matric^. 6 July 1676 : resided till Mich. 1678. Admitted at the Inner 
Temple 23 Nov. 1677. His father, Richard, was one of the last "town's 
physicians" at Newcastle, appointed 4 Nov. 1664 (Brand, 2. 363) : the next 
appointment recorded is that of Henry Atherton (of Christ's) in 1682. 

Morehouse, Nehemiah: 

Matric'i. sizar Dec. 1675: B.A. 16|«; M.A. 1683. Born at Castleford, 
W.R., Yorks., about 1657 {Norwich Register) : his father, the rector, was 
silenced in 1662 but afterwards conformed. (Calamy-Palmer, 2. 599.) Or- 
dained deacon and priest, Norwich, 1680 June. 



At this point— the last entry of the academical year 1674-5, the first 
Admission book abruptly closes, though only half full. It contains nothing 



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61 



more, except at a few pages from the end a memorandum dated 12 May 1671 
concerning James Everard the manciple. 

For some reason, Thomas Lynford, praelector for the year 1676-7, copied 
out into the new book the entries already made by D'" Widdrington in the old 
one from 15 Oct. 1674 (beginning with Rob. Perce vale) down to 27 Sept. 1675 
(Will. Luck). Except in one case no new facts are added (but there are 
some more exquisite terms in the phraseology). 

This second book contains the entries from 15 Oct. 1674 to 21 June 1859. 
It is less well kept than the first : and has numerous blank spaces for one or 
even two years, where the praelector had wholly neglected his duty. The 
first of these is the year 1675—6. The list of members admitted in it can be 
recovered from the University matriculation and graduation lists; but im- 
perfectly : the whole number is but fifteen, which is far below the average of 
the admissions at this date. It is not creditable to Lynford that he did not 
take the trouble to insert the entries for the missing year 1675-6, which he 
could with ease have recovered, and that he passes from Mich. 1675 to Mich. 
1676 without any indication of a blank. 



Parrer, Henry : 

^d Oxford, 13 Dec. 1682 



Matric^. pensioner 1676 July: a pupil of M'" Waterhouse : B.A. 16|-J, 



incorp". uxiora, lo jjec. iooz; M.A. (Christ's) 1683. Son of William of 
Eawood, Yorks. (Al. Ox. 486) : ordained deacon, York, 1683 Dec: priest, 1684 
May. Rector of Hems worth near Wakefield 1685 : died there before July 1718. 
His son, John, was matric*^. from Univ. Coll., Oxford, 30 Oct. 1706, aged 18 : 
succeeded his father at Hemsworth. 

Whelpdall, John : 

Matric*^. sizar 1676 July : a pupil of M^ Lynford : B.A. 16||. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 168^ Feb. : licensed to curacy of Markfield, Leics. Perhaps 
rector of Hareby, Lines. 13 Nov. 1696, patron John Bryan. Rector of 
Roughton, Lines. 12 May 1704: also of Scrivelsby (contiguous); patron (of 
both), Louis Dymoke. 

One of the same names (possibly the same man) was rector of Vange All 
Saints, under the Langdon Hills, Essex 6 April 1685: resigned before 
December 1704. 

Reeve, Ralph : 

Matric*^. sizar 1676 July : resided till Lady Day 1680 but took no degree. A 
pupil of M'^ Lovett. One Ralph Reeve was chaplain of Kirk by in the parish 
of Walton on the Hill, near Liverpool 1689-1722 (Croston-Baines, 5. 111). 

Parkinson, John : 

Matric'i. sizar 1676 July : a pupil of M-" Lovett : B.A. 16J§. On 7 Oct. 
1680 one Joh. Parkinson received £7. lOs. as usher at Giggleswick school. 
In Oct. 1684 he seems to have been (at least, acting) head-master; and on 
4 April 1685 his father, Robert, received for him "in full" £13. lOs. On 
12 June 1 685 John Armitstead became head-master. (Extracts from Governor's 
Minute book in Yorkshire Schools (A. F. Leach) 2. 282.) 

Hodgson, Aaron : also spelt Hodson. 

Matric'^. sizar (Hoddson) 1676 July : a pupil of M"" Waterhouse (as Hodgson 
in Study-rents) : B.A. (Hodgson) 16JJ ; M.A. (Hudson) 1683. Ordained priest, 
Ix)ndon (Hodgson), 168f Feb. * 

Browne, James : 

Matric*^. sizar 1676 July. Not found elsewhere. 



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Pighells, John : 

Matric^. sizar 1676 July. A pupil of M'" Waterhouse till Mich. 1677. 

Carr, Robert : 

Matric^. sizar 1676 July: a pupil of M^ Lovett : B.A. 16|». Probably 
one of the many Carrs from Giggleswick School. Ordained deacon, York, 
16|^ March: priest, 1681 May. One Robert Carr was instituted rector of 
Kirkby in Cleveland : died rector of Kirkby with Broughton before July 1727, 
when he was succeeded by Ri. Carr, M.A. (possibly admitted here 1680). 

Armitstead, Anthony : 

Matric*^. sizar 1676 July : pupil of M^ Lovett : B.A. 168 J. Ordained deacon, 
York, 168f Feb. : priest, 1681 Sept. 

The four who follow first appear at Christ's as Graduates. 

Wray, George : 

B.A. 1611. Earlier history unknown : matric°. not found. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1682 June. 

Clapham, Thomas : 

B.A. 16J^. Matriculated sizar (Trin. Hall), 16 March 167f. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1680 Sept. : priest, 1682 Sept. Rector of Newton Kyme, near 
Tadcaster, Yorks. 8 March 169|, patron Tho. Fairfax, Baron Cameron. Died 
there before April 1725. 

Lloyd, John : 

B.A. 16J9; M.A. 1683. Son of Tho. Lloyd, born at Helton, Flint, and 
educated at Eton: matric^. from King's 6 July 1676 : migrated to Christ's in 
1679 where he was a pupil of M"" Lovett (4 July 1679). Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1681 Sept. : priest, 1682 June: licensed to Taplow, Bucks. One of 
these names was rector of Wickenby, Lines. 5 March 169|^: presented by Sir 
Tho. Barnardiston : again (the same name) 4 April 1709, presented by Sir 
Tho. Willoughby. One was vicar of Ashby, Lines. 13 June 1715 : gone before 
Aug. 1719. 

Drake, John : 

M.B. 1681. He appears in Study-rents as a pupil of M^ Lynford before 
Mich». 1679. At Lady Day 1681 he appears as " M""' Drake. 

Here the Admission book reopens after Mich. 1676. 

Molyneux, John : [no facts given]. Admitted a pensioner [date not given] 1676, 
and resided as such for some weeks when he became a fellow-commoner [before 
Oct. 15]. 

Matric**. as fellow-commoner July 1677, and resided as pupil of M'' Fair- 
medow till Mich. 1678. Probably he was the second son of Sir John Molyneux 
(1 640) of Teversall, Notts. ; and brother of Francis (1672). Admitted at Gray's 
Inn 7 March 167|. According to Kimber (1. 64) he died unmarried. One of 
these names was admitted at Douai April 1694 (Douai Diaries, 86). 

RoUes, Daniel : son of Samuel, " theologo-medicus " : born in London. Admitted 
pensioner under M'" Lovett 13 Oct. 1676. Age not given. 

Matric"*. 1677 July : resided (as a fellow-commoner under M*" Lynford) till 
Mich. 1679: Samuel, the father, was perhaps minister of Isleworth in 1649 
(Shaw, 2. 537). One of the same names is given by Calamy (2. 235) as ejected 
minister of Dunton, Bucks, and described as well known about London. 
Probably he took to medicine : hence the peculiar description in the entry. 



1677 63 

Thompson, Thomas : son of Henry : born at Socbridge, Westm*^. [Sockbridge, 
a hamlet near Penrith, south of the Lowther]. School : Durham, under 
M^ Bathersby (Battersby). Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 12 March 167|. 
Age 20. 

Not found here : but he may have resided as sizar without room rent. 
One of these names was Master of Ripon school 1685 (Yorks. Records xxvii. 
p. Ixxiv) : there is no graduate of either Cambridge or Oxford at a suitable 
time. One vicar of Aldbrough, Yorks. 1715. 

Heckstall, Abraham. : son of Abraham : [birthplace not given]. School : Not- 
tingham, under M^ [Jer.] Cud worth [who had left Bishop Stortford in 1673], 
Admitted sizar under M»" Lynford 11 April 1677. Age 19. 

Matriculated 1680 Dec. : i.e. just before admission to his degree. B.A. 168^. 
Ordained deacon, York, 1681 Sept.: priest, 1683 June. Vicar of Ruddington, 
Yorks. 23 Dec. 1683 : licensed to preach in the diocese the same day. Not 
found in the parish register. 

RoUeston, Alfred : son of John : born in London. School : Nottingham, under 
M*" Cudworth. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lynford 11 April 1677. Age 16. 

B.A. 168^; M.A. 1684. Ordained deacon, York, 1684 Sept. : licensed to 
Carburton in Edwinstowe 22 Sept. 1684. 

Daniel, John : son of John : born at Huntshorne [Hartshorn], Derbs. School : 
Repton, under M"* Litherland. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 4 April 1677. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 168 J. Brother of Samuel, admitted 1674. Probably vicar of Croxall, 
Derbs. 24 April 1690-1728 : patron, the Crown (Cox, Derhs. Churches, 3. 357). 

Gippes, Syliard : son of Valentine : born at Horningsheath, Suffolk. School : 
Bury St Edmunds, under M^ Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lynford 
[— ] April 1677. Age 17. 

Matric'^. 1677 Dec. Son of Valentine and Jane Gippes of Horringer {alias 
Horningsheath) baptised (as Sulyard) 20 March 16f J. Admitted at the Middle 
Temple 8 Dec. 1677. Buried (as Sylliard) at Horringer 3 June 1680 (Gage, 
Suffolk, 513). For the Gippes family see Horringer Registers, pp. 309-12 
(S.H.A.H.). 

Legard, Thomas : son of John, baronet : born at Ganton, Yorks. School : (1) Bury, 
under M^ Leeds : (2) at home. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lynford 
23 April 1677. Age 16. 

Matricd. 1677 July: resided till Mich. 1679. Second son of Sir John 
Legard of Ganton (created 29 Dec. 1660 by Charles II) by his second wife 
Frances, daughter and coheiress of Sir Tho. Widdrington (1617). Bapt**. at 
Ganton 20 June 1660. Will proved at York 4 April 1688 {Genealogist, 22. 116). 

Legard, William : son of John, baronet : born at York. School : Bury, under 
M^ Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lynford 23 April 1677. Age 14. 

B.A. 168f; M.A. 1684. Brother of Thomas (above). Ordained priest, 
Worcester, Dec. 1686. Vicar of Tardebigge, near Bromsgrove 1686-1705. 
I do not know whether he is the vicar of "Galmpton" [Ganton], E.R., Yorks. 
of which his elder brother Sir John was patron Sept. 1691 : resigned in 1700. 
Left children, who all died s.p. (Kimber, 2. 139). 

Gerard, Joseph : son of Joshua : born at Stockhold [Stockport], Cheshire. School : 
Stockport, under M^' [Sam.] Needham [head-master of Stockport school]. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 5 Mky 1677. Age 19. 

B.A. 1680. Vicar of Tarvin, Cheshire, 7 June 1680. Died vicar 8 Jan. 170| 
(Ormerod-Helsby, 2. 311). Had two brothers here, John (1677) and Joshua 



64 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

(1688). The father is perhaps the Joshua Gerard of Witneth, administration 
of whose property was granted 1691 {Index to Cheshire Wills). 

Lyster, Charles : son of Nicholas : born at Rigton [?], Yorks. School : Leeds, 
under M^ Gilbert. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 5 May 1677. Age 16. 
Matric*^. 1677 Dec. : resided till Lady Day 1681. 

Wood, Robert : son of Robert : of Yorks. Educated by M*" Wood. Admitted 
pensioner under M^ Waterhouse 5 May 1677. Age not given. 

Matric^. 1677 Dec. : appears in Study- rents but without charge till 
Mich. 1678. 

Battey, — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar 11 May 1677. 
Matric°. not found. 

* Cud worth, Thomas : son of John : born in London. School : Merchant Taylors', 
under D^ Goad. Admitted pensioner (" litteris abunde institutus ") under 
M^ Lynford 30 May 1677. Age 15. 

B.A. 168^; M.A. 1685. Second son of John Cudworth, girdler, a very 
wealthy man (died 1675), and of Mary (?) B u shell : nephew of Ralph, the 
Master. Admitted at the Inner Temple 23 April 1683. Elected Fellow, 
in succession to Edw. Finch, probably early in 1685 : first payment Mich. 
1685: last, Mich. 1687. He seems to have lived in London, possibly practising 
law. He made his will 31 March 1726 as Tho. Cudworth of London, gent., 
"being in good health of body and of sound and disposing mind." His health 
soon gave way for the will was proved 2 May in the same year. (Information 
from J. Cudworth Whitebrook, Esq.) . He left his property to Wyan Cud- 
worth, son of his brother Samuel. In the Mich. Audit 1688 there appears 
"From M"- Cudworth, M^' Tho. Cud worth's gift, £9. 136-. U. " : but whether 
the gift be from this Thomas, or from his cousin, Ralph's son (whom see) I 
cannot determine : probably this one. 

♦Pinch, Edward: fifth son of Heneage, Baron Finch. Admitted nobleman 
C'nobilis accessit hospes") under M'" Lovett 8 June 1677. Age 14. 

Matric**. 1677 July; M.A. 1679. Admitted at the Inner Temple 23 April 
1683. Born 1663, fifth son of Heneage, Baron Finch of Daventry, afterwards 
Earl of Nottingham ; and nephew of Sir John, the benefactor. He contributed 
23 Oct. 1677 as a freshman to the verses on the marriage of the Princess Mary 
of York with the Prince of Orange. He was elected a Fellow, succeeding 
John Perkins, before Mids. 1680 : his last payment was at Mich. 1684 : but 
he appears in the Study-rents later. M.P. for the University 1689: but 
changing his course of life, he was ordained deacon, York, 8 Sept. 1695; 
priest, 15 Sept. I cannot find that he held any living on his ordination : but 
he became Prebendary of York (Wetwang) 26 April 1704 and was rector of 
Kirkby in Cleveland 15 Feb. 170|^. On 1 March \1Q^ he became rector of 
Wigan. Prebendary of Canterbury 8 Feb. 17^ J. At Wigan he showed want 
of tact by displacing the Maj^or and Corporation from a gallery in the church, 
built for them 20 years before, in order to put an organ there. The Corpora- 
tion went to law with the rector : but a decision was given against them 
10 June 1712 (Croston-Baines, 4. 280). Finch resigned the living in 171f, 
and removed to York, retaining his canonry there (as well as that of Canter- 
bury) till his death. Resided in the Close and interested himself in musical 
matters : he was a composer of some merit. Married Mary, third daughter of 
D'^ Nicholas Stanley. He had estates at Knapton, Yorks., at Belton, Ruts., 
and at Owston, Leics. Died 14 Feb. 173 J aged 75 : buried in the south choir 
aisle of York Cathedral. M.I. and medallion. His younger brother Henry, 
admitted 1679, was afterwards Dean of York. 



1677 65 

Butler, Ralph : son of Thomas, armiger : born at Kirkland, Lanes. School : 
private, under M"" Harding. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lynford 11 June 
1677. Age not given. 

Matric". not found : not in Study-rents. 

Wilson, John : son of Henry : born at Kirkby Lonsdale. School : Kirkby, under 
M"" Farrer. Admitted sizar under M^' Lynford 4 June 1677. Age 17. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1684. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 168| Jan. Rector 
of Ringstead St Andrew, presented by the College, 3 Feb. 168f-1719, when 
he died Oct. 3 and was buried in the chancel of the church. Probably also 
vicar of the neighbouring parish of Sedgeford 1692-1703 : and vicar of Hun- 
stanton 1703-19 (Blomefield, 5. 1277, 1325). 

Cotton, William : son of William : born at Broughton [Astley], Leics. Educated 
by M"^ Seagrave. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lynford 20 June 1677. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1684. Perhaps re-admitted 24 June 1681. The father, 
William, admitted 1639, was rector of Broughton Astley, till his death in 1682. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1684 May : licensed to Broughton Astley : vicar of 
Great Ashby, Leics. 6 June 1684 apparently till 1714. Probably also rector 
of Broughton Astley 25 Jan. 169|^ on the presentation of Sir Will. Halford : 
his sister Mary married Sir Richard Halford of Wistow : he died at Broughton 
1714. (Nichols, Leics. 4, 51 and 724). 

Blythe, — : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner [no date]. 

Probably the same as the Edw. Blythe, matric*^. fellow-commoner 3 July 
1679: the name is (in M"" Lynford's list of pupils) without charge from this 
time till Mich. 1679 after which the charge begins. 

*Holdsworth, Jude : son of John : born at Middleham, Yorks. School : Bedale, 
under M'' Nicholson. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lynford 27 June 1677. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 168^; M.A. 1684. « Unanimously chosen into D'' Covel's Fellowship " 
10 Oct. 1 682 : his last payment was on Lady Day 1 694. Had a steadily increasing 
number of pupils from 1 685 to 1 693, when he had 55. Appointed 6 March 1 69^, 
steward under new conditions, viz. of giving a bond of £500 to the College, 
• for the due performance of his duties. Minister of Trinity Church, Cambridge 
1691-3 (MS. Cole, 19. 100 a). Rector of Reed, Herts. 31 Oct. 1693 : also vicar 
of Northamstead Chapel (a hamlet belonging to Barkway — now called Nut- 
hampstead) 19 June 1694. Died, ? at Reed, 1718 (Newcourt, 1. 803, and 862). 
A Jude Holds worth (perhaps his son — but the admissions for that year are 
wanting) was scholar 1713, B.A. 1718. 

Featley, — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar 28 June 1 677. [Tutor not mentioned.] 
Probably the Henry Featley who matriculated as a sizar 12 March 167f : 
B.A. 168f Ordained deacon, York, 1681 Sept. : priest, 1689 Dec. Perhaps 
Henry, eldest son of John Fairclough, vulgo Featley, of Newark, by his wife 
Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Cam, alderman : baptised at Newark 7 Sept. 
1660: married Hannah — : by whom he had six sons and five daughters: 
buried at Newark 23 April 1711. A pedigree of the family in which Fair- 
cloughs and Featleys exchange perplexingly, given by Maddison (Lines, pedi- 
grees, 340). Henry's grandfather was precentor and prebendary of Lincoln 
and chaplain to Charles I : while a Henry, in the same generation, was ejected 
from Thorpe, Notts. 

Gerard, John : son of Joshua : born at Stockport, Cheshire. School : Stockport, 
under M'' Needham. Admitted pensioner under M'^ Lovett 30 June 1677. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 168^. Younger brother of Joseph (1677) and elder brother of 
Joshua (1688). 
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Bennet, Robert : son of Gervase, armiger : born at Snelston, Derbs. School : 
Barton, Staffs, under M'" Alkin. Admitted fellow-commoner under M^ Smith- 
son 2 July 1677. Age 17. 

Matric". not found. There is no evidence that he resided. Admitted as 
Rob. Bennet of Snelson, Derbs. at the Inner Temple 26 Jan. 16|-J. Married 
Mary Overend of Pocklington. Died 7 April 1746: Buried at Bossall. 
(Hunter, F.M.G. 945.) 

Nuthall, William : son of Henry : born at Spex[h]all, Suffolk. School : Hal[e]s- 
worth, under M^ Bacon. Admitted sizar under M'' Lynford 3 July 1677. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 1680 Mids. Born about 1657. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1680 
June: priest, 1681 May. Vicar of Wenhaston near Hales worth, Suffolk, up 
to 1707. Vicar of Ilketshall St Andrew, 1685-1727 : and of Flixton 1695- 
1727 (Suckling, 1. 118, 206). 

Theakstone, — : admitted as Theckstone [no facts given]. Admitted sizar 
4 July 1677 [tutor not mentioned]. 

B.A. (John Theakston), 1682 Mids. Ordained priest, York, 1682 Sept. 
Vicar of Bramham near Tadcaster, probably between 1685 and 1691, a blank 
period in the York Register. Died vicar before Aug. 1717. 

Cooke, Edward : son of Edward : born at Dublin. Educated for some years at 
Trinity College, Dublin. Admitted, as of corresponding standing at Cam- 
bridge, pensioner under M"" Lovett 11 July 1677. Age not given. 

Resided till Lady Day 1680, but took no degree. Admitted at the Middle 
Temple 14 May 1680. Possibly the Recorder of Berwick, whose son Edward, 
the antiquary, was admitted here 1728. One Edw. Cook, barrister-at-law, 
died 1733 {Gent. Mag. for 1733, p. 101). 

Gibson, William : son of William : born at Laughton, Lines. School : Kelham 
[near Newark], under M'" Gibson. Admitted sizar under M'^ Lovett 11 Sept. 
1677. Age 16. 

B.A. 168i; M.A. 1685. Perhaps vicar of Cammeringham, Lines. 31 May 
1695, patron, Rob. Tyrwhitt, armiger; buried there 1 Feb. 170|(Rev. W. W. 
Smith, vicar). 

Clay, John : son of Robert : of Notts. School : Kelham [as above], under 
M"" Gibson. Admitted sizar under M'' Lovett 11 Sept. 1677. Age 15. 
Resided 1678-9 : matric^. not found. 

Rush worth, — : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner 19 Sept. 1677 [tutor 
not mentioned]. 

Matric^. (Will. Rushforth) 20 Sept. 1677 : but does not appear in the 
Study-rents and perhaps never resided. 

Collin, William : 

Matric<^. pensioner 1677 July. Resided as pupil of M*" Lovett between 
Easter 1677 and Easter 1678. 

Coston, Francis : perhaps Casten. 

Matric^. sizar (Costen) 1677 July : a pupil of M'" Lovett, probably from the 
beginning of 1677 : B.A. 16|J^. Perhaps of Ipswich, where a branch from a 
Durham family began with one Leonard Coston or Caston. Ordained (as 
Coston) deacon, Norwich, 16^: priest, London, 1681 May. Vicar (Costyn) 
of Haddenham, Bucks. 8 June 1689. Buried there 2 Nov. 1731 (Lipscombe, 
2. 213). There is a curious memorandum by him in a new parish register, 
printed by Lipscombe (with so many typographical errors as to be in places 



1677 67 

unintelligible) addressed to his successor as "planctus gemitusque incumbentis" : 
in which he asks pardon for damage sujBfered by the living in his incumbency. 
The people of Cuddington (an adjacent village) would not pay their tithe, 
" et in hac re se contra me unanimiter iunxerunt." He ends " vale, vir erudite, 
molestus enim esse nolo, verbum enim sat sapienti." 

Cammell, Thomas : 

Matric'^. pensioner 1677 July : but admitted before Mich. 1676 (Study-rents). 
Was a pupil of M^' Lovett, and in residence Lady Day 1677. B.A. 16J^ ; M.A. 
1683. Was born at Attleborough : possibly son of Tho. Cammell (164|^) who 
was rector of Worlingham 1661. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 16|^ March: 
priest, 1680 June. Rector of Withersdale, Suffolk, 7 July 1680. Afterwards 
rector of Holbrook, where he died 1735. 

Perkins, William : 

Matric^. pensioner (Pyrkins) 1677 Dec. Pupil of M'" Lynford. B.A. 
(Perkins) 168i; M.A. 1685. Son of Will, and Faith Perkins: baptised at 
Bourne 20 April 1660. Probably ordained priest, Lincoln, 1684 May. Per- 
haps the rector of Colsterworth, Lines. 5 June 1690-1720, whose son William 
(1710) was educated at home by his father. Rector of Boothby-Pagnell, as 
well as of Colsterworth 19 May 1692. Died 17 June 1720, and buried at 
Colsterworth. 

Clough, Jonathan : 

Matricd. sizar 1677 Dec. Pupil of M"" Lovett. B.A. 16|J; M.A. 1683, 
incorporated, Oxford 1683. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1683 Dec. Rector of 
St Giles, Blaston, Leics. 21 March 168f, patron, the Crown. Rector of Great 
Casterton near Stamford 1687. Chaplain to the Marquis of Annandale : as 
such, licensed 22 Feb. 17 If to hold also one mediety of Hallaton, Leics. 
distant 11 miles. Died 1728. (See Nichols, Leics. 2. 602.) 

White, Thomas : 

B.A. 1680 Mids. ; M.A. 1684 : matric". not found. One Tho. White M.A. 
was vicar of Longdon, Staffs. 18 July 1693. One was rector of Nailston, 
Leics. 21 May 1721, patron, the Crown. Chaplain to Bishop Hoadly. Rector 
of Aylston, Ruts., where he died and was buried, 1735 (Nichols, Leics. 4. 806). 

Brown, Thomas : 

B.A. 1680 Mids. Perhaps "Brown junior," who appears as a pupil of 
M'' Waterhouse in 1679. 

Elcocke, Ephraim : 

B.A. 1680 Mids. Matric". not found. One of the same names admitted 
at Brasenose, Oxford, in 1638, was of Chester. 

Hampton, Charles : 

D.D. 1677. Was matriculated at Exeter, Oxford 13 Feb. 164|: B.A. 
165J; M.A. 1654; and D.D. (Christ's) 1677. Son of Will. Hampton, rector 
of Bletchingley, Sussex. Charles petitioned 17 Feb. 167^^ to succeed his father 
at Bletchingley : granted : also petitioned the same day, as chaplain to Lord 
Paget of Beaudesert, to hold with it the rectory of Worth, distant 12 miles : 
also granted. Died 2 June 1704 aged 74. 



The entries of another year, Oct. 1677-Oct. 1678 are omitted in the 
Admission book. Eleven leaves (nos. ^-16) are left blank — an unnecessary 
number. Possibly there was some intention of inserting the missing entries 
for Oct. 1675-Oct. 1676 in this place. As before I give the names as far as 

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68 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

recoverable from the lists of matriculations and degrees, and from the book of 
Study- rents. The number for the year is only 20, viz. six matriculations 
in July, nine in December, and five admissions between October and December. 
Doubtless several are missing. 



Hudson, Samuel: 

Matric*^. pensioner 1678 July. A pupil of M"" Lovett. M.B. 1683. 

Munford, Samuel: 

Matricd. pensioner 1678 July. Pupil of M^ Lovett. M.B. 1683; M.D. 1694. 

Metcalfe, George : 

Matric'i. sizar 1678 July. Pupil of M'" Waterhouse. B.A. 1682 Mids. 
Possibly one of the Metcalfes of Northallerton : a George Metcalfe came from 
there in 1607, and his son Will, in 1654 : but he had no son George. Second 
master of Leeds grammar school 1684-98. 

Stroud, George : 

Matric^. sizar 1678 July. A pupil of M"^ Lynford. B.A. 168^; M.A. 1685. 
Appears in Study-rents from before Mich. 1678 to Mich. 1682 when he is 
B.A. : and always with no charge to his name. He was ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 168| March: priest, 1685 Sept.: licensed to cure of St Michael, 
Stamford. 

Not the Sir George Strode of Etchingham, Kent, admitted f.-c. at Caius 
12 April 1678, and given by Venn (1. 459) as B.A. (Christ's) 168i 

Carter, John : 

Matric*^. sizar (as Corker, by miscopying) 1678 July. A pupil of M^ Lynford. 
B.A. (Carter) 1681 Born at Bedale 1660 or 1661. Ordained deacon (Carter), 
Norwich, 1683 June. Perhaps the John Carter who was rector of Rushmere, 
Suffolk 1714-42 (Suckling, 1. 290). 

Silverwood, Benjamin: 

Matric^. sizar 1678 July. A pupil of M'' Lynford. B.A. (Sylverwood, 
but as Smallwood in Richardson's index ; probably, by a mere miswriting) 
1681 Mids. : in the York Register he is entered as of Emmanuel: and he 
does not appear in the Study-rents as B.A. : he may have migrated after 
graduation. Ordained deacon, York, 168 J March: priest, Lincoln, 168| 
March: licensed to Corringham, Lines. Vicar of Upton, Lines. 17 April 1690. 

Horton, Thomas : 

Matric'i. pensioner 1678 Dec. Pupil of M"" Waterhouse. M.B. 1683. 
Probably fourth son of Joshua Horton, of Horton near Bradford, by his wife 
Martha Binns of Rush worth, Bingley, Yorks. : born 26 Nov. 1660; practised 
physic in London : married a daughter of D'" Watmough of London ; died 
4 March 1694 and buried at St Thomas, Southwark. (Kimber, 3. 198.) 

Brunsell, Henry : 

Matric*^. pensioner 1678 Dec. Pupil of M"" Lovett. In residence from the 
beginning of 1678 — but must have kept some terms elsewhere. B.A. 16^; 
M.A. 1683. Perhaps son of Sam. Brunsell, Canon of Lincoln and rector of 
Bingham, Notts. 1649-88 or of his brother Henry, rector of Clay worth, Notts. 
1660 and Canon of Southwell. Ordained deacon, York, 1682 Sept. Rector 
of Kelsall, Herts. 1683-8 (Chauncy, 1. 170). Rector of Bingham, Notts. 
29 March 1688 succeeding Samuel: died rector 5 Dec. 1707 aged 49 
(Thoroton-Throsby, 1. 278) and buried at Bingham. 



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Michel, Samuel: 

Matric^. pensioner 1678 Dec. Pupil of M"" Lovett. Resided to the end of 
the Mich^ quarter 1679, after which he disappears. 

Veale, Samuel : 

Matric**. pensioner 1678 Dec. Pupil of M'" Waterhouse : in residence 
before Mich^ 1678: B.A. 168^. There were Veales in Glos. and in Devon, 
many of whom were at Oxford : but I cannot connect him with any : one 
Sam. Veale (possibly his father) of Exeter, Oxford born at Iddesleigh, Devon 
(incorporated at Cambridge as M.A. 1649) was vicar of St Teath, Cornwall 
1661 (Al. Ox. 1540). William and Charles Veale, sons of Walter, rector of 
Iddesleigh, were admitted at St John's, Cambridge 167^ and 1679 respectively. 

Poster, Robert : also spelt Forster. 

Matric'i. sizar 1678 Dec. Pupil of M"^ Lovett. B.A. (Forster) 168 J. 
Resided till Mich^ 1683. Probably one of M"" Austin's three poor scholars 
(order of 7 Feb. 168 J) and chosen by D"" More. The money (£15) for this 
short-lived charity was paid annually from the Exchequer for two years (I think) 
only. ( History of Christ ' s, 201.) 

Man, John : 

Matric**. sizar 1678 Dec. Pupil of M'' Lynford. B.A. 168i 

Backler, Samuel : 

Matric^. sizar 1678 Dec. A pupil of M"^ Lynford : in residence in 1676. 
B.A. l^^■, M.A. 1683. Not son (but possibly nephew) of Sam. Backler the 
ejected minister of Whatfield, Suffolk : he had a son Samuel born 1661 who 
died an infant. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1683 June: licensed to Newnham, 
Herts. Vicar of Newnham (near Ash well) 1684-1713. Vicar of Ash well 
26 June 1713: patron, the Bishop of London: gone before Nov. 1720. His 
son Sam. was admitted 17^^ : born at Ash well. Before 1688 James Everard 
was educated at Ashwell by a M'* Backler. 

Thompson, Christopher: 

Matric^. sizar 1678 Dec. Pupil of M'' Lynford. B.A. 1681; M.A. 1686. 
Possibly vicar of Pittington, Durham, where there were two of these names 
in succession, the first in 1662, the second gone before 1717. One Chris. 
Thompson, M.A., was rector of Escrick, Yorks. 1706, presented by Mary 
Thompson in absence of her son Beilby of Escrick : died before Aug. 1 708 : 
there was a Chris. Thompson, of Jesus, M.A. 1703. 

Parkes Parson ' 

Matric'i. sizar 1678 Dec. Pupil of M'" Lovett. B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1693. 
Ordained deacon, York, 1685 Sept. Rector of Stapleford Tany [Tawney], 
Essex, 25 Dec. 1691, patron, Fra. Thompson. Died before March 1732. 
A correspondent of Strype (J.E.B.M.). 

Woodhouse, John : 

Matric'^. sizar 1678 Dec. A pupil of M"" Waterhouse. Resided from Mich^ 
1678 to Lady Day 1680. Was he the John Woodhouse, son of Chris, of Berk- 
hamsted, matric'^. at Lincoln, Oxford 1676 but took no degree? If he was, 
and if he migrated from Christ's to Queens', Cambridge, he would be of 
sufficient standing to be the M.B. (Queens') 1681, M.D. (com. reg.) 1705, who 
practised at Nottingham, where his son John was buried 1708. (Godfrey, 
Bingham^ 39.) 

Williams, Theodore : 

Matric'i. sizar 1678 Dec. Pupil of My Waterhouse. B.A. 168J; M.A. 
1685. Ordained deacon, York, 1684 Dec. : priest, 1693 June : curate of Addle 
[Adel] near Leeds, 12 June 1693. 



70 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Here the Admission book begins again with the year 1678-9. 



Short, Samuel : son of John : born " apud aedes Cranburienses " [Cranbury] in 
the parish of Islington, Midds. School : Islington, under M'' Singleton. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M"" Lynford, [ — ] Oct. 1678. Age 16. Afterwards 
fellow-commoner 28 June 1681. 

Matric^. 1679... and seems not to have resided till after Mich^ of that year. 
M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1683. Admitted at the Inner Temple 22 Sept. 1681, third 
son of John Short of Cranbury. 

Knowsley, John : son of John : born at Scarborough. School : Thornton 
p Thornton Dale, Pickering], Yorks., under M'" Parkes. Admitted pensioner 
under M'' Lynford [— ] Oct. 1678. Age 16. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1686. Possibly grandson of John Knowsley (161^), 
Fellow, and afterwards rector of Tansor, Northants. 

Powell, Thomas: son of Robert, D.D., Chancellor of St Asaph : born at Park, 
Salop. School : Eton, under M^ Roswell. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 
4 Nov. 1678. Age 16. 

Resided till Mich«. 1680. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 30 Nov. 1680. 
Robert, the father was admitted here 1644, and died 1683. Robert, adm^. 
1680, was a brother. 

Bowtell, William : son of James : born at Shalford, Essex. School : Felstead, 
under M^ Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M'' Waterhouse 6 Nov. 1678. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 168|. 

Jackson, Robert : son of Robert : born at Coates Hall, Berbs. School : Wakefield, 
under M"^ Baskerville. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 20 Nov. 1678. 
Age 15. 

B.A. 168|. Ordained deacon, York, 1684 Sept. One Rob. Jackson, B.A., 
vicar of Beighton, Derbs. 19 June 1690. Perhaps the same was rector of 
Adel, Yorks. 27 Aug. 1702 : described as M.A. (but there was no Rob. 
Jackson M.A. at either Cambridge or Oxford at this time). Died there 1730. 
Grandfather of Dean Cyril Jackson. 

Cudworth, Thomas : 

M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1682. The only trace of him (apart from this record at 
the University Registry) is that Tho. Cudworth son of John, the M.A. and 
Fellow of 1685, is called M'" Tho. Cudworth junior. Thomas (senior) may 
have been a son of Ralph the Master. The registers of Great St Andrew's 
1641-1661 are missing: and there is a blank in the Admission Book from 
Mich. 1677 to Mich. 1678 : this Thomas may have been admitted during that 
time, and not matriculated ; and then have obtained his degree of M.A. by 
mandate before the proper time. See under Charles Cudworth, page 49. 
A "M^ Cudworth" appears in the Study-rents in a perplexing way, among 
Lynford's pupils. He first is "Cudworth" only (I^ady Day 1679) about the 
middle of the list ; at Mich^ he is'" M"^ Cudworth " in the same place and rises 
by degrees to the top of the list. He occurs till Lady Day 1685. He cannot be 
either of the Fellows, John, Ralph's son, or Thomas, John's son : nor can he 
be the Charles Cudworth who was in India 1683 and died there 1684. I con- 
clude that he is this Thomas, possibly admitted 1677-8, fellow-commoner in 
1679 and (Hon.) M.A. 1682: but the history is strange: Thomas, Ralph's 
son, seems to have no claim to any special privilege. 

Maye, Joseph : 

Admitted at Exeter College, Oxford, 7 Dec. 1666, son of Joseph of 



1678—1679 71 

St Austell, Cornwall: B.A. 167f ; M.A. (Christ's) 1680. Ordained deacon, 
Exeter, 1671 June; priest, 1673 May. Rector of St Ewe, Cornwall 1679; of 
St Grade 1680. His son, Joseph, reverted to Exeter, Oxford in 1696. 

Barrett, Arthur : 

Admitted at Merton College, Oxford 14 Nov. 1661, son of Will., of Maid- 
stone, Kent, aged 18. B.A. 1666; M.A. (Christ's) 1680. Rector of Sutton 
Waldron, Dorset, 1676 : of Caundle Bishop, 1680. (Al. Ox.) 

Berrow, Richard : son of John : born at Rick mers worth [Rickmansworth], 
Herts. Educated in the " vicus " Camberwell, Surrey, by M"" Ballow. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M'" Lovett 11 Jan. 167f. Age 16. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1686. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1685 June: priest, 
1687 Dec. : licensed to curacy of Ingoldsby. Rector of Gravenhurst, Beds. 
21 April 1698. Another (perhaps, but there is no other graduate at either 
University) became vicar of East Mailing, Kent 16 Sept. 1699 : gone in 1705. 

Baines, John : son of Ralph : born at Crommack [up in the hills, north of 
Austwick near Giggleswick], Yorks. School : Giggleswick, under M'" Briggs. 
Admitted pensioner under M^ Lynford 8 March 167f. Age 21. 

Appears on the list of Lynford's pupils three half years Mich. 1680- 
Mich. 1681 inclusive — but no charge against him : matric". not found. 
Perhaps never resided. 

Pope, Roger : son of Richard : born at Southwark. School : Eton, under 
M'" Roswell. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 20 March 167f. Age 17. 
Next year became fellow-commoner. 

Resided till Lady Day 1681 : matric°. not found. 

Nurse, George : son of George : born at Lincoln. School : Lincoln, under 
M'" Bromsgrove. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 3 April 1679. Age 17. 
B.A. 168|; M.A. 1686. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1684 Dec; curate of 
Kimpton, Leics. : priest, 1685 Sept. ; curate of Stow in Lindsey. The father, 
George, was possibly of Christ Church, Oxford (1652). A brother Peter, 
matriculated from St John's in the same year as George (the younger) from 
Christ's, was Canon of St David's and chaplain to Queen Anne. 

Botcher, John : son of George : born at Broad Clist, Devon. School : Broad 
Clist, under D'" Coppleston. Admitted sizar under M'" Perkins 4 April 
1679. Age 17. 

Matric'^. 167f March. Appears first at Mich^ as a pupil of M'" Lynford : 
and resided till Mich^ 1681. 

Tub(b)ing, John : son of Philip : born at Hindringham, Norfolk. School : 
Burnham Thorpe, under M"" Tubbing. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 
24 April 1679. Age 18. 

B.A. 168|. Philip Tubbin (agricola) sent a son, Peter, to St John's 
19 Feb. 166^ : but the son was born at Thorpe, Suffolk. John was ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 1683 June, in his 23rd year. He educated Tho. Lumb and 
Will. Franklin (1683) at Cawston : but whether as master of a grammar 
school, or private tutor, is uncertain. 

Casse, Richard : son of George : born at Brampton Green, Yorks. School : 

Knaresborough, under M^ Armitage. Admitted sizar under M"^ Waterhouse 

2 May 1679. Age 18. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1686. Ordained deacon, York, 1684 Dec. Curate of 

Little Owsden pOwston] 22 Dec. 1684. 
Covel, John : son of William : born at Lattingford*, Norfolk. School : Bury St 

Edmunds, under M'^ Leeds. Admitted sizar under D"" Covel 7 May 1679. 

Age 16. 



72 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Matric^. 3 July 1679. Resident till Lady Day 1682. Probably John, son of 
Will. Covel of Horringer [Horningsheath], probably nephew of John Covel, the 
future Master : baptised March 166|. Admitted at the Inner Temple 13 Feb. 
1681. Probably town-clerk of Bury, 1689. Heir to the Horringer property. 
Buried May 1694. (S. H. A. Hervey, Horringer Register, 294.) 

Browne, Henry : son of Thomas : born at Lilbourne, Northants. School : [Clay ?] 
Coton, under M"^ Booth. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 7 May 1679. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1686. One Henry Browne, M.A., ordained deacon, 
London, 1 69 J Feb. : priest, 1700 May : probably the same was rector of Theydon 
Mount, Essex 28 May 1700 : died there before Jan. 172f. 

Pox, Thomas : son of Cornelius : born at Corpstead [Corpusty], Norfolk. School • 
Holt, under M'' Bainbridge. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 13 May 1679. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 168§; M.A. 1686. According to the Norwich Register he was born 
at Saxthorpe which is near Corpusty. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 168|. 
Probably rector of Aldby, where he was buried 17 Oct. 1715, aged 56. He 
held it with Wickmere. 

Shaw, — : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lynford 15 May 1679. 
Matric". not found. Never resided, so far as the Study-rents show. 

Willis, Thomas : eldest son of Richard, baronet : born at Waltham, Essex. School : 
[? Chipping] Campden, Glos. under M'" Tailour. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M^ Lynford 17 May 1679. Age 17. 

Son of Sir Richard (1631), and of Alice Fox of Waltham Abbey. In 
the Essex Visitation, 1664, he is given " aet. 3." He appears in the list of 
M"^ Lynford's pupils Mich. 1679 ; with no charge against him : not later. Was 
he the M.A. of Clare 1683 1 His full name was Tho. Fox Willis. Succeeded 
his father, and according to Burke {Extinct Baronetage) he died unmarried, 
1701, aged 89 (misprint for 39). 

Hill, Joshua : son of Thomas : born at Wilsden [near Bradford], Yorks. School : 
Erby [Earby near Skipton], under M"^ Rakes. Admitted sizar under M"" Water- 
house 20 May 1679. Age 17. 

B.A. 168f. May be the Joshua Hill, ordained deacon, Lichfield, 169 J 
March (and licensed to the Chapel of Brear in the parish of Halifax) with the 
note " doctrina et scientia leniter eruditus ideoque non nisi propter penuriam 
ecclesiae sive capellae approbatus." Perhaps he laboured there for a long 
time with some success, as one Joshua Hill B.A. (no other either at Cambridge 
or Oxford) was ordained priest, York, 1716 Sept. 

Rigby, Charles : third son of Edward, Serjeant-at-law : born at Preston, Lanes. 
School : Preston, under M'' Walmsley. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lyn- 
ford 21 May 1679. Age 18. 

Matric°. not found. In residence till Lady Day 1681. Admitted at Gray's 
Inn 7 March 167f, where his father (who practised at Preston) had been 
Reader. Younger brother of Edward (1670). 

Fairfax, William : son of William : born at Steeton, Yorks. School : Wakefield, 
under M"" Baskerville. Admitted pensioner under M^ Waterhouse 21 May 
1679. Age 17. 

Matric'^. not found. Resided up to Lady Day 1680. Son of Will. Fairfax 
of Steeton (who was son of Sir William) and of Catharine, daughter of Rob. 
Stapleton of Wighill : baptised in Steeton chapel 21 Nov. 1664 [sic\ The 
father died 1673. The son was buried at Bolton Percy 20 June 1694 



1679 73 

{Genealogist, 6. 615). A "Fairfax, junior" — otherwise unknown — appears in 
Waterhouse's list for three half years up to Mich, 1680, but without charge; 
probably did not come into residence. 

Beale, George: eldest son of Henry: born at Knottingley near Ferrybridge, 
Yorks. School : Wakefield, under M"" Baske[r]ville. Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Waterhouse 21 May 1679. Age 18. 

Matric". not found. Probably never resided. Admitted at Gray's Inn 
26 Nov. 1679, as of Darrington, Yorks. Henry Beale of Knottingley was 
the second husband of Eliz. Carleill of Sewerby, born 1633. (Hunter, F.M.G 
351.) 

Armitstead, John : son of Thomas : born at Long Preston, Yorks. School : 
Giggleswick, under M"" Briggs. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 23 May 
1679. Age 19. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1688. Probably the Head-master of Giggleswick School, 
12 June 1685-1712, when he died (Morant-Whitaker, Craven, 169.) 

Pendock, Thomas : son of Philip : born at Tollerton, Notts. Educated there 
by M"* AUsopp [probably John Allsopp (1664) rector]. Admitted pensioner 
under M'' Lovett 24 May 1679. Age 17. 

Matric*^. 3 July 1679. Resident till Mich. 1681. Thoroton (p. 85) gives 
his home as Torlaston. His mother was Jane, daughter of Nic. Charlton of 
Chilwick. 

Margerison, Richard : son of James : born at Hunsworth, Yorks. School : 
Bradford, under M*" Woods. Admitted sizar under M'" Waterhouse 26 May 
1679. Age 16. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1690. Ordained deacon, York, 1684 Sept. : licensed to 
Haworth Chapel, in Bradford : priest, Lincoln, 1687 Dec. ; curate of Everton, 
Beds, with Tetworth, Hunts. Vicar of Mirfield, Yorks., where he died (vicar) 
before May 1716. 

Deane, Andrew : son of Richard : of Westmoreland. School : Holt, Norfolk, 
under M'^ Bainbridge. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 29 May 1679. Age 16. 
Matric'i. July 1681 : B.A. 168f. Born at Dufton near Appleby {Norw. 
Register). Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1683 Dec. 

Firmin, Thomas : son of John : born at Harden [Hawkedon ; so in Norwich 
Register], Suffolk. School : Bury, under M^ Leeds. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Lynford 3 June 1679. Age 18. 

B.A. 168§; M.A. 1686. His father was rector of Stanstead : and he was 
baptised at Hawkedon July 1660. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1683 Dec. 
Probably rector of Sudbourne All S*^ with Orford St Bartholomew (contiguous). 
Died 1720 (Davy). He was probably akin to Tho. Firmin, "philanthropist" 
(D.N.B.), who was born at Ipswich 1632. 

Exon, Joseph : son of John : born at Diseworth. School : Repton, under 
M"" Litherland. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 4 June 1679. Age 17. 
Matric^. 3 July 1679. Buried at Great St Andrew's, Cambridge, 1 May 
1682. 

Hall, Henry : son of Anthony : born at Thirsk. School : Thirsk, under M"* Wild- 
man. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 9 June 1679. Age 17. 

B.A. 168|. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 168f Feb. : curate of Wexham St 
Mary, near Slough, Bucks. One of thdie names went out as emigrant minister 
to Maryland, receiving the £20 bounty for his voyage 11 Jan. 169|. (Fother- 
gill, Emigrant Ministers to America, p. 32.) 



74 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

*Pinch, Henry : son of Heneage, Baron Finch of Daventry, Chancellor of Eng- 
land : born at Kensington. Educated by (1) D^ Sharpe : (2) M"" Moore. 
Admitted fellow-commoner ("pro ordinis dignitate") under M^ Lovett 9 June 
1679. Age 15. 

Matricd. 3 July 1679; M.A. 1682. Sixth son of Heneage Finch, first 
Earl of Nottingham: brother of Edward (167|) and of Robert (168«). By 
order of 14 March 168| he was " accepted " as one of the first two Fellows of 
the Finch and Baines foundation (Tho. Lovett, see Vol. i. p. 595, being the other) 
on the nomination of his eldest brother Daniel, second Earl of Nottingham : 
he vacated the Fellowship 6 Dec. 1692. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1689 Dec. 
wrongly described as Fellow of Corpus. Prebendary of Ely (second stall) 
1690-92, which he resigned, and Tho. Lovett, his tutor, was appointed: 
seventh stall 1692-1714 (?). Rector of Winwick, Lanes. Prebendary of 
York (Wetwang) 5 June 1695, which he resigned 1704. Dean of York 
1702-28. Died 8 Sept. 1728 aged 64: buried in S. choir aisle: M.I. and 
medallion. He left the bulk of his property to his "dearest friend and 
brother" Edward : also left £100 to "beautify" our Hall, and £200 to buy 
a living. 

Williams, John : son of Thomas : born at North Myms [Mimms], Herts. School : 
Ainsbury pAlconbury], Hunts., under M^ Mathews. Admitted pensioner 
under M'" Lynford 26 May 1679. Age 18. 

Matric". not found. Resided up to Mich. 1681. John Williams, son of 
Thomas, late of Lincoln's Inn, deceased, was admitted at Lincoln's Inn 
12 Feb. 167f 

Sparrow, John : son of John : born at Hunningham [Sible Hedingham], Essex. 
School : Felstead, under M^ Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M*" Water- 
house J6 June 1679. Age 17. 

Matric^. 3 July 1679 : resided till Lady Day 1682. Not the John Sparrow, 
B.A. (Cath.) 1685. Admitted at Gray's Inn 27 Nov. 1680. Born July 1662, 
son of John of Sparrows, Sible Hedingham, by his wife Anne, daughter of 
Will. Harrington of Wallasses, Gt Maplestead. Barrister, Mich^. 1686. 
Married Elizabeth, daughter of Sam. Clarkson of Langham Lodge, Essex, 
by whom he had one daughter Elizabeth, married to Henry Summers of 
Colchester. Died 27 March 172f. (Morant, 1. 289.) 

CuUnm, Thomas : second son of Thomas, baronet : born at Hawstead, Suff. School : 
Bury, under M'" Leeds. Admitted fellow-commoner under D"" Covel [ — ] June 
1679. Age not given. 

Matric^. (CuUam) 3 July 1679 : resided till Lady Day 1682. Admitted at 
the Middle Temple 30 June 1684. Grandson of Sir Tho. Cullum, alderman 
and sheriff (1647) of London, knighted at the Restoration "as a recompence 
of his great zeal." Son of Sir Thomas (1628-80) second baronet, of Hawstead, 
by his wife Dudley, daughter of Sir Henry North. Died unmarried 22 Dec. 
1700, aged 38 : buried at Hawstead : M.I., which implies that he was a 
musician : " quam primum cantus caelicolarum audit, voce haud minus divina 
ipsa (anima) cantabat." His brother. Sir Dudley Cullum (who died s. p. 
1720) gave in 1703 £10. 10s. to the Chapel fund in memory of him. James 
Cullum, of the same family, admitted 1773, three generations later. 

Cooke, Moses : son of Moses : born at Little Hadham, Herts. School : Stort- 
ford, under M"^ Conway. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 25 June 1679. 
Age, not quite 14. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1686. One of the first four Buntingford scholars (Bp. 
Ward's foundation) in 1682. Ordained deacon, London, 1686 May: priest, 
Lincoln, 168| March: curate of Graff ham, Hunts. Rector of Sible Heding- 



1679 75 

ham, Essex (of which his father bought the advowson) 15 April 1690-1733: 
" where he built a very good parsonage-house of brick, laid out a handsome 
garden, and in all respects greatly adorned and improved the parish " (Morant, 
2. 191). Also vicar of Gestingthorpe 10 Feb. 1704-1733 (ib. 309) : when he 
died. 

Was he the Moses Cooke, son of Moses, cordwainer, of St Giles in the 
Fields, admitted at the Middle Temple 22 Nov. 1688? 

Place, Benjamin: son of Christopher : born at Clapham, Yorks. School : Lan- 
caster, under M"" Holden. Admitted sizar under M'' Lovett 28 June 1679. 
Age 20. 

Matric". not found. Place, senior (Ben.), and junior (Tim.) appear in the 
list of Lovett's pupils (without charge) Mich. 1680 and Lady Day 1681, after 
which both disappear. Ben. Place (no degree) was ordained priest, Ely, 1696 
Sept. Vicar of Hacconby, Lines. 14 Oct. 1698, patron, the Bishop. Vicar 
of Ashby Puerorum, Lines. 6 Aug. 1715 (patron, the Bishop) : vacant before 
June 1717. Rector of Greetham near Horncastle 8 Aug. 1715. 

Chris. Place, the father, vicar of Clapham and buried there 1679, was 
charged as " a man of profane and ungodly conversation, oftimes most shame- 
fully drunk, and a horrible swearer." (Bradford Antiquary, 1. 246.) Perhaps 
he was son of Christopher Plesse [sic] admitted pensioner 1609. 

Place, Timothy : son of Christopher : born at Clapham, Yorks. School : Lan- 
caster, under M"* Holden. Admitted sizar under M'^ Lovett 28 June 1679. 
Age 19. 

See under Ben. (above). Matric". not found. No degree recorded : but 
one Tim. Place, B.A., was ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1683 Dec. : licensed to 
Little Gidding. 

Warner, Samuel : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under D"" Covel 
1 July 1679. 

Matric". not found. Resided till Mich«. 1681. 

Dickins, Thomas : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 2 July 
1679. 

Perhaps never resided here. Matric*^. (Sidney) as pensioner 8 July 1680. 
B.A.— as Dicken— (Sidney) 168|. 

Dickins, John: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 2 July 1679. 
B.A. (Dickin) 168|. Resided till Lady Day 1683, always appearing as 
Dickins. Probably brother of Thomas (above). 

Roberts, Marmaduke : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under Dom^ [John] 
Cudworth, 2 July 1679. 

Matric". not found. Does not appear in the Study-rents and probably 
never resided. One Marm. Roberts (? father) died rector of Aswardby, Lines, 
before April 1680. 

Lloyd, John: son of Thomas: born at Halton, Flints. School: Eton, under 
M"^ Rosewell. Admitted at King's, 6 July 1676; at Christ's, pensioner under 
M-- Lovett 4 July 1679. Age 19. 

B.A. 16Jg ; M.A. 1683. One John Lloyd, B.A., ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1681 Sept. : priest, 1682 June. One rector of Wickenby, Lines. 15 March 
169 J, patron. Sir Tho. Barnardiston ; and again (same name) 4 April 1709: 
patron. Sir Tho. Willoughby. One John Lloyd, vicar of Ashby (Magistorum), 
Leics. 13 June 1715 : vacant before Aug. 1719. 

Terrey, Thomas : son of Thomas : born in Cambridge. School : Ainsbury (?), 



76 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

under M"" Mathews. Admitted sizar under M"" Fairmedow 25 July 1679. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 168j. Resident till Lady Day 1685. 

Clarke, Thomas : admitted as Clark : eldest son of Richard : born at Norwich. 
School : Norwich, under M'" Burton. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lynford 
5 Nov. 1679. Age not given. 

B.A. (Clarke) 168f. Brother of Christopher (afterwards Archdeacon) 
Clarke, admitted 1687. Seems to have resided till Mich«. 1685. Admitted at 
Gray's Inn 4 Aug. 1684. Barrister, 1692: Bencher, 1715: Treasurer, 1731. 

Shaw, John : son of John, clerk : born at Rotherham. School : Rotherham, 
under M'' Farrer. Admitted pensioner under M^ Waterhouse 14 Nov. 1679. 
Age not given. 

Matric". not found. Son of the well-known John Shaw (1623), vicar of 
Rotherham and of Hull. Died unmarried, aged 20, and was buried at 
Rotherham, Jan. 1683 (Hunter, S. Forks. 2. 24). His sister and heiress 
Margaret, was the wife of Elkanah Rich (Eastwood, Bcclesfield, 473). 

Comey, Edward : 

Matric^. sizar 167| March. Pupil of M'" Lynford; so far as the Study- 
rents show, he resided only between Mich^. 1678 and Mich^ 1679. As he 
was B.A. 1 6|^§, he must have been admitted and kept terms elsewhere. Ordained 
deacon, York, 16|^ March : priest, 1680 Sept. One of these names vicar of 
Owston, W.R., Yorks. 7 Aug. 1686, patron, Joh. Adams, Esq.: died 1687: 
described (M.L) as " fidelis vicarius"; but no age given. (Hunter S. Yorks. 
2. 479.) 

Blythe, Edward : 

Matric**. fellow-commoner, 1679 July. See under [ — ] Bljrthe 1677. 
Appears in the list of M'" Lynford 's pupils for the half-year ending Lady Day 
1678 to Mich. 1679 inclusive: but no charge against him: perhaps he never 
resided. One Edward Blythe of " Strancson alias Stroxton," Lines. (Stroxton, 
near Grantham) was admitted at Gray's Inn 1 April 1678 : his grandmother 
was Mary, daughter of Anthony Eyre of Rampton (see Ant. Eyre, adm. 1650). 

Plumpton, Henry : 

Matric*^. sizar 1679 July. Pupil of M"" Waterhouse. B.A. 1681 Ordained 
deacon, York, 1682 June: priest, 1683 June. A pedigree of Plumpton of 
Plumpton in Genealogist N.S. 22. 42 : but he is not found there. 

Backwell, Richard : son of Edward, armiger : born at Parson's Green, Middlesex. 
Educated by M*" Maurice. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Lovett 3 Jan. 
16|«. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1683. First son (by his second wife, Mary, daughter 
of Ri. Leigh of Warwick) of Edw. Backwell (d. 1683) "alderman, a celebrated 
London goldsmith, and the principal founder of the banking system in England" 
(D.N.B.) to whom, when Charles II " closed the exchequer " in 1672, £295,995 
was owing from the King. 

Ri. Backwell was admitted at the Inner Temple 17 April 1676 as "of the 
City of London " — unless that be a kinsman: Lipscombe (Bucks. 4. 376) makes 
him of Gray's Inn. He married but had no children : died 26 April 1731. 

The "M*" Maurice" (above) was doubtless Henry Maurice, rector of 
Tyringham, Bucks. 1675-9. T3^ringham was acquired by John Backwell (son 
of Edward by his first marriage to Alice Brett) who married Elizabeth, only 
daughter of Sir Will. Tyringham. Edward Backwell was buried there. 



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Lane, Edward : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 3 Jan. 

1^79 

Matric**. not found. Probably never resided. 

Stringer, Josias : [father not given] : born at Hilton, Staffs. Admitted pensioner 
under M'^ Waterhouse 16 Jan. 16J^. Age not given. 
Matric". not found. Probably never resided. 

Selby, William : son of Michael : born at Riseley, Beds. School : Kimbolton, 
under M^ Taylor. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lynford 11 March 16|-J. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1687. Probably son of Mich. Selby (16fJ) rector of 
Ingoldsby who died 168|. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1684 Sept. : licensed 
to Ingoldsby : priest, 1686 May : still at Ingoldsby. Probably rector of Elton 
on the Hill, Notts. 29 Jan. 168f and buried there 9 Sept. 1720 (Godfrey, 
Hundred of Bingham, 168). 

Beardsley, John : son of John : born at Castle Donington, Leics. School : 
Derby, under M*" Mathews. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 17 March 16|-J. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 168|. Ordained deacon and priest, Lincoln, 1684 Sept. : curate of 
Cole Orton, Leics. 

Standish, Robert : son of Robert : [birthplace not given]. School : Lavington 
[Lenton], Lines. Admitted pensioner under M'* Lovett 19 March 16|^^. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 168f. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1685 Sept.: licensed to Ruskington. 
Probably related, but not very nearly, to the Newark family of Standish, to 
which Thomas (the Fellow 1653-1714) belonged : not in Maddison's pedigree 
(Lines, pedigrees, 919). 

Christmas, John : son of John : born at Sudbury, Suffolk. Educated by 
M'" Chapman [perhaps Edmund or Ambrose, each of whom was ordained to a 
Suffolk curacy and beneficed in this year]. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 
[date not given]. Age not given. 

B.A. 1683 Mids. Vicar of East Cornard, Suffolk, 1686, till 1689, according 
to Davy. But in 1687 he joined the Church of Rome {East Anglian, 1. 116) : 
and was admitted at Douai (16 July 1690). 

Battell, William : son of William : born at Holden [probably Howden, E.R.], 
Yorks. School : Holden [Howden], under M"" Reinolds. Admitted pensioner 
under M'^ Waterhouse 10 April 1680. Age 15. 

Matric'^. sizar 8 July 1680: probably migrated, and graduated at Peter- 
house, B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1686. A M^ Battell was Master of Hertford School 
in 1690 and not before 1685. Perhaps minor canon of St Paul's 169^-1 69 J, 
when he resigned. 

Hardcastle, John : son of Thomas : born at Leeds. School : Leeds, under 
M^ Gilbert. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 14 April 1680. Age 18. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1693. Ordained deacon, London, 168f Feb.: priest, 
1685 Dec. 

Trickett, Samuel : son of Samuel : born at Norton in Scarsdale, Derbs. School : 
not given. Admitted sizar under M'" Waterhouse 15 April 1680. Age 17. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1687. Son of Samuel (admitted 1652), vicar of Norton. 
Ordained priest, Lincoln, 1688 Jun^ then curate of Norton. Rector of 
Nuthall, Notts., which he resigned on being instituted to rectory of Aston, 
near Sheffield, 18 May 1694 (Hunter, S. Yorks. 2. 166). 



78 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Street, William : eldest son of William : born at Hallaton, Leics. School : Har- 
borough, under M^ Berry. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lynford 21 April 
1680. Age not given. 

Son of Will. Street (1650). Matric". not found. Resided till Mich«. 1681. 
Admitted at Gray's Inn 2 Dec. 1681. According to JSTichols {Leics. 2. 602), 
he was born 1656 : if so he came up old. Died 1697 when his brother Berkeley 
succeeded to the property (ib.). 

♦Every, Simon : son of Henry, baronet : born at Eggington, Derbs. School : 
Repton, under M"" Litherland. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lynford 26 April 
1680. Age 17. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1687. Third son of Sir Henry Every (1646) by his wife 
Vere Herbert : called after his grandfather the first baronet. Grandfather and 
father were strong Royalists. Elected Fellow Sept. (] 7) 1687 succeeding 
Henry More. A letter (which has been preserved) from his father on 1 Nov. 
1687 bids him "remember with what reputation D*" More lived in the College 
and make it your endeavour that as you succeed in his place so in his repute." 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1688 June; priest, August. Resided in College as 
Fellow for 16 years, but seemingly not of much mark : was junior Dean and 
catechist in 1689: he had one pupil, called Walker: but Waterhouse, and 
then Duckfield, swept the field. Junior Proctor 1699. He was presented to 
Navenby 23 March 170§ — having passed it two years earlier when Rob. Bevin, 
a young man, was appointed. Resigned his fellowship before April 1704. 
By the death of his two elder brothers, Henry and John, without issue, he 
succeeded to the Baronetcy 1 July 1729 : but he did not resign Navenby : after 
1730 the register is always signed by curates, of whom his sons John and 
Simon were two. Married Mary, daughter of Joshua Clarke, rector of Somerby : 
had five sons, Henry (admitted 1726), John (1726), Simon (1730) and two 
others. Died 12 Jan. 1753 after holding Navenby for fifty years, aged 90. 
His wife died at Navenby 12 Aug. 1725, apparently after child-birth. 

I have been shewn by Miss E. M. Every a curious ms. commonplace book, 
which belonged to John Every of Chardstock (? adm. 1648, uncle of this 
Simon); it contains also entries by Simon to whom it passed. There is a 
curious page dealing with his meals in College in Nov. 1693 of which I give 
part "Friday 3rd Nov. dine in the Hall : at night noe supper. . . .Sunday 5 of Nov. 
my exceed(ings) in my Chamber. Monday 6 Nov. not anything at noone : at 

night half a raw chicken. Tuesday ye 7 nothing at noone, at night nothing 

Friday 10th. din: in the Hall, at night noe supper. Saturday din. in the Hafl : 
at night with M^ Waterhs: on Stinking Mutton. Sunday 12 : di: in Hall, at 
night pig's head with Smith." 

Waite, George : son of William : born at Milton [near Repton], Derbs. School : 
Repton, under M"^ Litherland. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 26 April 1680, 
Age 18. 

B.A. 168J; M.A. 1693. His father was a yeoman: the family were still 
at Milton two centuries later. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1684 Sept. : licensed 
to chapel of Blackfordby, Leics. Licensed to preach at Walton on Trent 
4 Oct. 1686. Master of the school of Little Appleby on the boundary of 
Derbs. and Leics. 1705-25, when he died, 22 July, aged 65. (Nichols, Leics. 
4. 438.) His son George was admitted at Trinity, Oxford, 1713, aged 15. 

Merry, Thomas : son of William : born in London. School : Westminster. 
Admitted pensioner under M"* Cudworth 7 May 1680. Age 18. 

Matricd. as Edward 19 July 1681 : B.A. (Tho. Merrye) 168f ; M.A. 1687 : 
no Thomas matric'^. Probably Edward is due to miscopying : but there may 
have been two men. 



1680 79 

Mackworth, Humphry (Onuf rius) : son of Thomas, baronet. Born at Normanton, 
Ruts. School : not given. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Lynford 
11 May 1680. Age not given. 

Matric". not found. Resided till Mich«. 1682. Son of Sir Thomas of 
Normanton, third baronet, by his wife Anne, daughter of Humphry Mackworth 
of Betton, Salop. Nephew of Gustavus (admitted 1650). Died unmarried 
(Kimber, 1. 156). For his cousin, another Humphry, "a noted projector," 
see D.N.B. The connexion between the College and the Mack worths was 
perhaps due to the marriage of the widow of Alex. More of Grantham with 
Sir Thomas (the first baronet, 1619) of Normanton. 

Hayton, William : [father not given] : of Derbs. Admitted sizar" under M"^ Lyn- 
ford 11 May 1680. Age not given. 

Matric". not found. Probably never resided. 

Backwell, Bamaby : son of Edward, armiger: born at Crislowe [Creslow], Bucks. 
Educated by M^ Maurice. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Lovett 24 
May 1680. Age not given. 

Matric". not found : resided till Mich. 1681. Brother of Richard above, 
whom see : named after his grandfather, Barnaby Backwell of Temple Dasset. 
Creslow, near Aylesbury, was perhaps one of the farms acquired by Edward 
by foreclosing. Admitted at the Inner Temple 6 Feb. 1682. He died 
unmarried 21 Feb. 1731, and was buried at Tyringham. 

Backwell, Leigh : son of Edward, armiger : born at Parson's Green, Midds. 
Educated by M^ Maurice. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Lovett 
24 May 1680. Age not given [but not more than 14]. 

Matric". not found: resided till Mich. 1681. Third brother, see Richard 
and Barnaby, above ; called after his maternal grandfather Ri. Leigh. He is 
not given in the pedigree (Lipscombe, Bucks. 4. 376) : perhaps he died young. 

Parrer, Richard : son of Joseph : born at Kirkby Lonsdale. School : Kirkby, 
under M*" Farrer, his brother. Admitted sizar under M'^ Waterhouse 27 May 
1680. Age not given. 

Matric°. not found. Resided till Mich«. 1682. Possibly the "Ri. Farrer, 
gent." matricd. at Univ. Coll., Oxford 8 July 1684: B.A. 1688; M.A. 169f : 
no further facts given. 

Wigg, Williani : son of William : born at Stainbridge, Beds. School : Hockcliffe, 
under M^ Stackhouse [rector, admitted here 1656]. Admitted sizar under 
M"^ Lovett 28 May 1680. Age not given. 
Matric«J. 1681 July. M.B. 1685. 

Carr, Richard : son of George : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, under 
M'' Briggs. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 29 May 1680. Age not given. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1689. Perhaps the Ri. Carr who taught three weeks 
(during a vacancy) at Giggleswick before June 1 685, for £2, Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1685 Sept.; licensed to All Saints, Huntingdon: priest, 1 68 J Feb. ; 
licensed to Wotton, Lines. One Ri. Carr, M.A., rector of Kirkby cum 
Broughton, Yorks. 5 July 1727 : gone in 1728 (Graves, Cleveland, 241). 

Hargreaves, Thomas : son of John : born at Gisborne, Yorks. School : Erby 
[Earby], under M^ Rakes. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 29 May 1680 : 
afterwards pensioner. Age not given. M.B. (Hargraves) 1685. 

Lawson, Thom.as : son of Laurence : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, 
under M"^ Briggs. Admitted pensioner under M'' Lovett 31 May 1680. Age 
not given. % 

Probably never resided. Name entered in Study-rents for a year, without 
charge. 



80 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Pyke, William : son of Richard : born at Claverley, Salop. Educated by M'' Guest. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 1 June 1680. Age not given. 

Matric". not found : name entered for a half-year without charge. Probably 
never resided. 

Wolfall, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Tonstall, Lanes. School : Garstang, 
under M'" Harding. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 14 June 1680. Age 

Matric^. 8 July 1680 : resided till I^ady Day 1681. 

Jackson, John : son of Robert : born at Cam field [?], Lanes. School : Sedbergh, 
under M"" Wharton. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 14 June 1680. Age 
not given. 

Matric'J. 8 July 1680. Resided till Lady Day 1681. One of these names 
died vicar of Skipwith, Yorks. before Oct. 1713. 

Hale, William : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 18 June 
1680. 

B.A. 168f; M.A. 1687. Possibly second son of William Hale of King's 
Walden, Herts., M.P. for Herts., by his wife Mary, daughter of Sir Jeremiah 
Elwes of Roxby, Lines. : born 17 Feb. 1663. (Berry, Herts. Genealogies, 34.) 

Tatham, Edmund : [admitted as William : no facts given]. Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Lynford 18 June 1680. 

Matricd. (Edmund) 3 April 1682. B.A. (Edmund) 1684 Mids. ; M.A. 1694. 
Probably nephew of Edmund Tatham (1654) vicar of Tonstall 1664—1699: 
viz. son of his elder brother Richard. One Edm, Tatham ordained priest, 
York, 1684 Dec, succeeded the elder Edmund at Tonstall 21 June 1699, on 
the presentation of John Bonett. Died (probably intestate) in 1718. Another 
was vicar of Newport, Essex, 24 Feb. 170|: and of Quendon 29 Mar. 1707 : 
held both till 1735, when he died : perhaps of St John's, M.A. 1700. If there 
was also a Will. Tatham admitted here, perhaps he was a son of John Tatham 
of Pontefract, deceased, admitted at Lincoln's Inn 23 April 1678. One — and 
only one — appears in Study-rents, till Mich^. 1681 : after that date he probably 
became a sizar. 

Carter, Thomas: [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lynford 18 June 
1680. 

Matric". not found : resided till Lady Day 1681. Perhaps Tho. Carter, son 
of William of Gilling, Yorks., admitted at Gray's Inn 24 June 1680. 

Waldron, John : son of George, armiger : [birthplace not given]. School : [Fel- 
stead], under M^ Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M'^ Waterhouse 3 July 
1680. Age 16. 

Matric". not found : resided till Lady Day 1681. Admitted at Gray's Inn 
13 June 1680 as son of George Waldron of Stapleford Abbotts, Essex ; who 
married Amy, daughter and heiress of Fra. Stonard of Knowles Hill where a 
younger brother Francis Waldron (admitted 1681) was born. According to 
Morant (1. 178) their son George (not John) was at Christ's, died 15 May 1681, 
aged 17 years and 2 months; and has M.I. in Stapleford Abbotts church. It 
seems likely that George is a mistake for John. 

Wightman, Robert : nothing recorded except that he was admitted pensioner : it 
must have been at some time between July and September 1680. 

Appears for Study-rents first at Mich. 1681 as a pupil of M"^ Cud worth : 
afterwards he was transferred to M^ Lovett. Buried at Great St Andrew's 
11 June 1683. A family of this name at Hinckley, Leics. — with a branch at 
Peckleton — pedigree in Nichols, 4. 876. 



1680—1681 SI 

Carter, Martin : son of Martin : born at Shalford, Essex. School : Felstead, 
under M"" Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M'" Waterhouse 1 1 Sept. 1 680. 
Age 16. 

Matric". not found: resided till Mich. 1682. Admitted, as of Great 
Baling, son of Martin of Shalford, at Lincoln's Inn 22 Jan. 1681. Martin 
Carter, the grandfather, came from Lines, to Shalford. His son Martin, of 
Queens' College and of Gray's Inn, bought Saling Hall : married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Ant. Wolmer of Lines. Martin the third, our man, married 
" Mary Westwood or Butler " (Morant, 2. 411). " An accomplished gentleman, 
of singular learning... greatly improved the house and gardens at Saling Hall 
in 1699." But he sold it in 1717 to Hugh Raymond. 

Scoles, Nathaniel : son of Jeremiah : born at Salford, Lanes. Educated by 
M"^ Barrow. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 11 Sept. 1680. Age 16. 

Matric". not found. Resided, if at all, for half a year only. Jeremiah 
Scoles was ejected in 1662 from Norton, Derbs. : afterwards a nonconformist 
minister at Manchester. Nathaniel became a pupil of M"^ Frankland (at 
Natland) 4 April 1684. According to Urwick (Cheshire^ 233) he was a pastor 
at Newton, then at Macclesfield where he died 10 Oct. 1702, aged 37. 
Matthew Henry writes of him (Tong's Life of M. Henry, 279) that he was 
" a very ingenious man, a florid preacher, and very serious and affectionate in 
all his performances. He met with affliction in his marriage, which occasioned 
some unevenness in his temper : but he was a man of true piety and integrity. 
He died of a palsy in complication with other distempers. His afflictions had 
broken his spirit very much." (Urwick, as above.) 

Collins, William : admitted as Collin : of Herts. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lyn- 
ford 17 Sept. 1680. Age not given. 

B.A. (Collins) 168|. Probably the Collins who was one of M' Austin's 
three poor scholars to be paid out of the Exchequer: appointed 7 Feb. 168| 
"for the Master," together with Oxley "for D"^ Widdrington" and Sir Foster for 
D"^ More (?) : these three alone sign the order. See under Rob. Foster (1678). 

Wykes, Aqnila: admitted as Wyke [the praelector, Tho. Waterhouse, writes 
Aquilas, with hesitation: the s is a later addition]: son of Aquila : born 
in London. Educated at Harding [in Herts.]. Admitted pensioner under 
M'- Lynford 25 Oct. 1680. Age not given. 
B.A. (Wykes) 168*. 

Powell, Robert: son of Robert, D.D. and Chancellor of St Asaph: born at Parke, 
Salop. Educated at home by M*" Taylor. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 
22 Nov. 1680. Age 14. 

Rob. Powell, the father (adm. 1644) oscillated between Cambridge and 
Oxford ; but was never at Christ's. The son was admitted at Lincoln's Inn 
30 Nov. 1 680. Resided here till Lady Day 1 682. One of these names was B.A. 
(Queens') 168|, M.A. 1688: he matric'^. from there 15 Dec. 1683, having 
probably migrated from Christ's. 

White, John : 

Matric^. sizar 1680 July: B.A. 168f. One John Wright [sic J. A. V.], 

son of Thomas, clerk, of Little Hendred, Berks, admitted at the Middle 

Temple 24 Oct. 1683. 
Poiirnesse, Samuel : eldest son of Joseph : born at Ovenden near Halifax. 

[School not given.] Admitted pensioner under M"^ Waterhouse 26 Feb. 168^. 

Age 18. 

Resided till the summer of 1682. Frobably the man mentioned by Oliver 

Heywood in his Diary, " M"^ Saml ffurnesse and Jane Breatcliffe, Sept. 26 

[1682] unknown to Relations tho' for main consenting" {Northowram Register, 

c. c. R. II. 6 



83 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

p. 45). Also somewhat later " Sam. ffourness of Ovendon, bur. 23 Feb. 168|^, 
a young man dispatcht with Intemperance" (ib. p. 72). 

Driffield, Christopher : son of Christopher : born at Ripon. School : Ripon, 
under M'" Loop. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 30 March 1681. Age 16. 
Resided till Lady Day 1684. Christopher, son and heir of Christopher of 
Gray's Inn, admitted there 21 June 1682. M^ Chris. Driffield, barrister of 
Ripon, married at York Minster 10 Jan. 169f to Mary, daughter of Tho. 
Fairfax, Esq., of York and Sledmere. Married again in 1702, on Nov. 4 to 
Anne Carpenter of Beverley. Will dated 21 May 1721, proved 3 July 1724 
by his widow Anne (Yorks. Arch. Journalj 2. 115). 

Massajn, John : [no facts]. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 30 March 1681. 
Probably never resided here. Perhaps B.A. (Peterhouse) 168|; M.A. 1688. 

Yates, Francis : son of William : born at Dunnington [Donington], Salop. [School, 
not given.] Admitted pensioner under M'' Waterhouse 5 April 1681. Age 15. 
Apparently kept the Mich. Term 1682 or the Lent Term 1683, but no 
more. One "Yeates, literatus," of Christ's College, was ordained deacon, 
Glos., 1686 : priest, 1687. A Francis Yates was incumbent of St Nicholas, 
Whitehaven, 1693, and rector of Moresby 1711-20. Another, of the same 
name, was at Moresby 1728-35 (Jefiferson, Cumberland, 2. 68, 381). 

Lambert, Josias : son of Thomas : born at Hubberholme, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M^" Briggs. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 9 April 1681. Age 
not given. 

Does not appear in the Study-rents. Probably the father Thomas was the 
son of John Lambert of Cold Coniston in Craven; drowned in 1694 while 
riding between Long Preston and Settle (Whitaker-Morant, Craven, 256). 

Pye, Charles : son of John : born at Morpeth. School not given. Admitted 
sizar under M^ Lynford 18 April 1681. Age not given. 

B.A. 168^. Perhaps son of John Pye (1633) rector of Morpeth; and 
younger brother of John (1668). Ordained deacon, Durham, 1685 Sept. 
Rector of Meldon (about seven miles from Morpeth) 1695-1726. Collected 
many papers concerning the living of Meldon, which came into the hands of 
the Rev. James Raine, a succeeding rector. Buried at Morpeth 27 Nov. 1726. 
(Hodgson, Northumberland, ii. ii. 10.) 

Fenwick, Richard : son of Arthur : born at Appleby, Westmoreland. School 
not given. Admitted sizar under M*" Lynford 18 April 1681. Age not given. 
Transferred to M'' Lovett, under whom he resided till Lady Day 1684, but 
took no degree. 

Heathcote, Gilbert : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"" Waterhouse 
22 April 1681. 

Only one Heathcote is found in the Study-rents, and he is doubtless Ralph 
(admitted 8 July). See under Gilbert, admitted 1666. If dates be right, 
neither can be the banker and Lord Mayor of London, Sir Gilbert, " the grave 
Sir Gilbert" who "holds it for a rule that every man in want is knave or 
fool " (Pope). But probably each belonged to one of the Derbyshire families : 
among whom Gilberts and Ralphs are plentiful. 

Forster, James : youngest son of George : born at Bolam, Westmoreland [?]. 
School not given. Admitted sizar under M*" Lynford 25 April 1681. Age not 
given. Became a pensioner under M'" Lovett 30 June 1682. 

B.A. 168|. Ordained deacon, Carlisle, 168| Feb. One J. Forster curate 
of Alnwick 1 687-92. Vicar of Lesbury and of Shilbottle 1 688-17 1 2. Married 
1689 to Mary Claxton. Buried 12 Aug, 1712 (Bateson, Northumb^. 2. 442). 



1681 m 

Hoe, John : eldest son of John : born at Nottingham. School : Nottingham, 
under M'* Cud worth. Admitted sizar under M'^ Lovett 28 April 1681. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 168|. Ordained deacon, London, 168|^ Feb. A pedigree of the 
family of Hoo of Paul's Warden is in Berry's Herts. Genealogies^ 148. 

Lowther, William: son and heir of William, armiger: born at Swillington, 
Yorks. School : Berwick, under M^ Atkinson. Admitted pensioner under 
M*" Lynford 17 May 1681. Age not given. Became fellow-commoner 13 Oct. 
1682. 

Admitted at Gray's Inn 14 Dec. 1682, having probably kept the term at 
Cambridge. Eldest son of Sir Will. Lowther of Garforth, and eventually of 
Swillington, High Sheriff for Yorks., and M.P. for Pontefract, by his wife 
Catherine Harrison of Dancer's Hill, Herts. Candidate for Parliament in 
1688 (see under Welbury Norton, vol. i. p. 529) : elected for Pontefract in room 
of his father. High Sheriff 1697. Created a baronet 5 March 1715. Married 
in 1691 Annabella, daughter of Banister, Lord Maynard, sister of Banister, 
admitted 1694. Died 6 March 1729, leaving a son Sir William, second 
baronet. 

Brooksbank, Abraham : son of William : born at Thornton, Yorks. School not 

given. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 23 May 1681. Age not given. 
Not found in the Study-rents. Perhaps nephew of Abraham Brooksbank, 

the Pellow, and vicar of Bradford. If so, his birthplace may be the Thornton 

near Bradford. 
Stillington, Thomas : son of Thomas, armiger : born at Kelfield, Yorks. School : 

Rotherham, under M'" Farrer. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Waterhouse 

30 May 1681. Fellow-commoner April 1682. 

M.A. (per lit. reg.) 1683. Resided till Mich. 1684. Son of Thomas of 

Kelfield by his wife Dorothy, daughter of Jos. Micklethwayte M.D. of York. 

His son Joseph, of Kelfield was admitted 1721. I cannot fit this history 

into a pedigree (dateless) given by Foster, Yorks. Visitations, 633. 
Charleton, John : son of James : born at Hoi ton, Lanes. School : Manchester, 

under M'' Barrow. Admitted sizar under M'^ Waterhouse 3 June 1681. Age 

not given. 

Not found in Study-rents. 
Lees, John : [father not given] : of Lanes. Educated at Stopworth [? Stockport] 

by M"^ Needham. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 3 June 1681. Age not 

given. 

B.A. 168|. Ordained deacon (Leese), York, 1685 Sept. : priest, Lincoln, 

1688 June. Curate of Normanton. 

Jervase, John : son of Alexander : born at Darnel [Darnall, near Sheffield], Yorks. 
School: Sheffield, under M"" Bayly. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 
20 June 1681. Age not given. 
Not found in Study-rents. 
Hill, John : [father not given] : born at Thistlethwaite [Isleworth], Midds. 
School, not given. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 22 June 1681. 
Age not given. 

Not in Study-rents. One John Hill, son of Roland, late of London, 
merchant, admitted at the Inner Temple 7 Jan. 168j. 
Cotton, William: [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 
24 June 1681. 

Not found in Study-rents. Possibl/he is the son of Will. Cotton (1639) 
rector of Broughton Astley, Leics., admitted 1677 and now re-admitted: see 
page 65. 

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84 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

*Heathcote, Ralph : son of Ralph : born at Sta[ve]ley, Derbs. School : [Repton], 
under M^ Litherland. Admitted pensioner under M"" Waterhouse 8 July 1681. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1688, incorporated, Oxford, 1693. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 20 Feb. 168|: priest, 27 Feb. King Edward Fellow by mandamus 
of James II at the end of 1686 or beginning of 1687, succeeding John Isham. 
He was junior Dean 1688, Praelector 1690, but held few offices, and had 
no pupils: he was Taxor in the University 1691. He married Eliz. West of 
Aston 1695 : and his fellowship was vacant before 4 July. Rector of Staveley 
1695-1710 (succeeding his father), and of Morton 4 Nov. 1710. Had lands 
at Doncaster, Kimberworth, Gainsborough, Chesterfield and Newbold. Will 
proved 13 April 1739 (Hunter, F.M.G. 474). His namesake Ralph "divine 
and miscellaneous writer" (D.N.B.) was born at Barrow-on-Soar in 1721 : 
and was, I think, grandson of our Ralph. 

There is a direct line of Ralphs, all of some note, down to the great-great- 
grandson : (1) Ralph, the rector of Staveley from 1661 to 1716. (2) Ralph, 
the Fellow of Christ's, rector of Staveley and Morton 1663-1739. (3) Ralph, 
of Jesus, rector of Norton and vicar of Sileby, 1697-1755. (4) Ralph, D.D., 
Fellow of Jesus, vicar of Sileby and rector of Sawtrey, the "divine and mis- 
cellaneous writer " (1721-95). (5) Ralph, plenipotentiary at Cologne, 1752- 
1800. 

Miller, Nicholas : son of Nicholas : born in London. School : Hertford, under 
M^ Howard. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lynford 8 July 1681. Age 18. 
Resided till Mich. 1682. The father is perhaps Nic. Miller of Reigate, 
who married 3 Dec. 1661 at All Hallows, London Wall, Mary Franklin of 
Sandon, Herts., spinster "about 24 and at her own disposal, although her 
mother will not consent." {London Marriage Licenses, 923.) 

Oxley, Thomas : [father not given] : born at Chicknall [Chignall St James], 
Essex. School : [Felstead], under M"" Glascock. Admitted sizar under M"" Lyn- 
ford 12 Sept. 1681. Age not given. 

Charged in Study-rents up Jio Lady Day 1682. Son of Amor (1635) rector 
of Chignall St James with Mashbury, Essex, and grandson of Thomas (1597). 
One of M"" Austin's poor scholars, by order 7 Feb. 168 J. The last of the 
Oxley s admitted here. 

Poole, — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M'^ Lynford 17 Sept. 1681. 
B.A. (Henry Poole) 168|. 

War dour, William : son of William, armiger : born in London. Educated at 
home under M^ Leeds. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Lynford 10 Oct. 
1681. Age 17. 

M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1682. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn, 29 Oct. 1683 : son of 
Will. Wardour of Westminster, second son of Sir Edward, also of Westminster, 
M.P. for Malmesbury. Will. Wardour of Lincoln's Inn, bachelor, aged 21, 
married at St Bride's on 9 Sept. 1685, Anne Sophia Rodd of St Andrew, 
Holborn, aged 22 (Foster, London Marriage Licenses, 1414). 

Atkins, Richard: eldest son of Edward, Baron Atkins of the King's Bench: 
born in London. School : Burntwood [Brentwood], under M"" Barnard. Ad- 
mitted fellow-commoner under M'" Lynford 2 Nov. 1681. Age 15. 

Resided till Mich. 1 682. Born 20 June 1666 (Davy). Admitted at Lincoln's 
Inn 8 Nov. 1682, as son of Sir Edward Atkins, of Norwich, Baron of the 
Exchequer. Married a daughter of Sir [— ] Kinsay. Died 1717 (Davy). 
Father of Richard (1714). 



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Waldron, Francis : son of George, armiger : born at Knowls Hill, Essex. School : 
Felstead, under M'" Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M^ Waterhouse 
16 Nov. 1681. Age not given. 

Brother of John, admitted 1680. Seems to have resided between Mich. 
1682 and Mich. 1684. Admitted as Fra. Stonard Waldron at Gray's Inn 
26 Nov. 1687. His grandfather was Fra. Stonard. 

Barber, John: [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M*" Waterhouse 
16 Nov. 1681. 

Seems to have resided till Mich. 1682. 

Tyrrell, Charles : son of Charles : born at Shoobury [Shoebury], Essex. School : 
Felstead, under Mr Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M'" Waterhouse 
23 Nov. 1681. Age 15. 

B.A. 168f. Admitted at Gray's Inn 30 Oct. 1685 as son of Charles, clerk, 
of Sutton — near Shoebury, 1665-96. One Cha. Tyrell (more probably the 
father, who was B.A. (St John's) 1661) was rector of Canewdon, Essex, 
16 Dec. 1692 till his death in 1696 (Newcourt, 2. 121), described as M.A., 
but none such at Cambridge or Oxford. One of these names was a Master at 
Bury (Donaldson, p. 41). 

Boylston, Joseph : son of John, D.D. : bom at Derby. School : Repton, under 
M"^ Litherland. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 9 Dec. 1681. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1689. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 169J March: licensed 
to Gransden, Herts, [sic]. The father was admitted here 1626, B.A. lefj, 
afterwards of Jesus College. 

Sparke, John : 

Matric**. sizar 1681 July. One John Sparke, usher in Giggleswick school, 
received, 31 March 1683, £3. 10s. : and again in 1684 £1. 10s. for three weeks' 
teaching in an interregnum. One John Sparke, clerk, vicar of Long Preston 
(near Settle) 19 Nov. 1703 — presented by Christ Church, Oxon, but not given 
in Al. Ox. Possibly the same man who was instituted to the vicarage of 
Bolton-le-Sands, Lanes. 18 Nov. 1690 (Croston-Baines, 5. 509). 

Clayton, William : 

Matricd. sizar 1681 July. B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1687. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 168f Feb. : licensed to Taplow, Bucks. A M"^ Clayton was Master 
of Bradford grammar school about 1693; gone 1710. 

Sagar, Joshua : 

Matric^. sizar 1681 Dec. : B.A. 168J. Son of John Sagar of Bradford: 
baptised 6 Jan. 1655. He was a cousin of Ralph Thoresby of Leeds. On 
9 June 1683 he entered Frankland's Academy, then established at Calton after 
the removal from Natland. In spite of the Presbyterian atmosphere of the 
Academy, he was ordained deacon, York, 1690 Dec. : priest, 1692 Sept. 
But eventually he settled as minister of a Presbyterian congregation at New 
Chapel, Wakefield. Married in 1693 Baptista Poole. Died 28 March 1710, 
and was buried at "a burying place near Woodkirk (1 Tingley) Mar. 31, aged 
about 44 : a worthy useful man, a very great loss" {Northotoram Reg^. 251). 
His son Joseph became a Canon of Salisbury, and died 1759 (Hunter, F.M.G. 
148). Author: Dissertatio Philosophica inauguralis de immateriali mentis 
humanae natura, Edinb. 1713. Edited by John Stirling. One of these 
names, but probably another man, was rector of Nuthall, Notts. 12 July 
1694. 



86 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

*Ellis, Charles: 

B.A. (Trin.) 1684; M.A. (Christ's) 1688. Elected Fellow (succeeding, I 
think, Tho. Lynford") before 30 Sept. 1686 when he was appointed custos 
cistae. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 22 May 1687: priest, 29 May. In 1687 
he was Junior Dean and catechist. In 1689 he was Bunting preacher. He 
held no office later : he seems to have gone out of residence in 1691 and from 
that time Dan. Duckfield and others sign for him in the Dividend-book. In 
Dec. 1695 and Dec. 1697 he was in London (notes by D^ Covel). He died 
before 29 March 1700. 

Stephenson, William : son of William : born at Ilother[h]am. School : Rother- 
ham, under M'" Farrer. Admitted sizar under M"^ Waterhouse 1 March 168 J. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 168f; M.A. 1689. Ordained deacon, York, 1689 Sept.: priest, 
169^ March. The father was probably the vicar of Laxton, Notts, (of Queen's 
Coll., Oxford), benefactor to Brampton school in Cumberland (Carlisle, 2. 700) 
who died before 169|. William, the son, was probably rector of Rawmarsh, 
near Rotherham, 5 Oct. 1693. One of these names was vicar of Rudston near 
Bridlington 11 June 1717. 

Handforth, William: admitted as Handford. Admitted at St John's (as 
Handforth) 29 June 1679, as stated in his letters testimonial: at Christ's 
sizar under M^ Lovett 2 March 168 J. 

B.A. (Handforth) 168|. Born at Newton, Cheshire, son of Will. Hand- 
forth (status not given) : educated at Stockport under M*" Needham. He was 
admitted at St John's 17 (not 29) June. {St JohrCs Adm. hook.) 

Porman, John : admitted at Sidney 3 July 1679 : at Christ's, sizar under M'^ Lyn- 
ford 3 March 168 J. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1686, incorp^., Oxford, 1691. One of the first four 
Buntingford Scholars 1682 : and he had the full value of it, residing till 
Lady Day 1686, when he is given as M.A. [Second son of John Forman " aro- 
matopola sive grocer " born at Elham, Kent : educated there for three years 
under M^ Perne, for two years under M^ Crew and M"" Cross : then at Mer- 
chant Taylors' School, under D'" John Goad for one year. Admitted at Sidney, 
aged 16, sizar under M'" Goodlad, then M^ Sam. Richardson {Sidney AdmP'. 
Book).] 

Thackeray, Elias : son of Thomas : born at Hampswait [Hampsthwaite, near 
Knaresborough]. Educated by M'" Armitage p at Horton near Bradford]. 
Admitted sizar under M'" Waterhouse 27 March 1682. Age not given. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. (Jesus) 1709. Rector of Haukswell, Yorks. 27 Nov. 
1711 : died there 4 June 1737, aged 71 : M.I., which recounts his many virtues 
(Whitaker, Bichmondshire, 1. 325). 

*Nowers, Beaupre : son of Francis : born in London. School : St Paul's, under 
D"" Gale. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 28 March 1 682. Age not given. 
B.A. 168|; M.A. 1690. Son of Francis Nowers of Pluckley, Kent, and 
of Hester, daughter of Isaac Bargrave, D.D., dean of Canterbury. Exhibitioner 
of St Paul's 1681-9. Elected Fellow 28 Oct. 1687 succeeding Tho. Cudworth. 
Died 10 Nov. 1690 aged 25 : buried at St Margaret's, Westminster, of which 
his grandfather had formerly been minister, and where his mother was buried. 
An eulogistic inscription ("formerly visible") is printed in The Pauline 
July 1891, according to which he died "tanquam satis sibi gloriaeq[ue] : 
amicis licet patriaeq[uej vixerat parum." 

Porster, Samuel : son of Nathaniel : born at Allington, Wilts. School : Salis- 
bury, under M"" Taylour. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 1 April 1682. 
Age not given. 



1682 %t 

B.A. 168«; M.A. 1690. His father, Nathaniel, was admitted 1634: he 
was rector of AUington, ejected and restored. Ordained priest, Salisbury (at 
St George's, Windsor), 15 June 1690. Rector of Welby, near Grantham, 
18 March 169 J — the living was in the gift of the prebendaries of Grantham 
Australis and Borealis at Salisbury, alternately. He lived there continuously : 
every page of the register is signed by him till 20 April 1730. He was buried 

4 June of the same year. (Rev. E. F. Quarrington, rector.) The Master (of the 
same names) of the Free School, Buckingham, 1709-15 (Lipscombe, 2. 584) 
and vicar of Swanbourne, Bucks. 24 July 1715, was perhaps M.A. of Lincoln, 
Oxford, 1692. 

Pope, William : no facts given, except that he was admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 
1 April 1682 "et praematuro fato succubuit." 
He was buried at Great St Andrew's 22 April. 

Mathewman, Richard : son of Richard : born at Brampton, Derbs. School : 
[probably Wakefield], under M^ Baskerville. Admitted sizar under M"^ Water- 
house 1 April 1682. Age not given. 

B.A. 168f. His father Richard was admitted 1651. 

Lortie, Andrew : son of Andrew : born at [La] Rochelle, France. Educated 

there. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 18 April 1682. Age not given. 

B.A. 168f. Ordained deacon, London, 168| Feb. Rector of Barton, Notts. 

5 Jan. 169i Another of the same names was D.D. (per lit. reg.) 1683 and 
became rector of Paglesham, Essex, 7 May in the same year: the same — or 
perhaps a third (no degree or college given) was ordained deacon, London, 
20 Feb. 168f. 

Gumall, John : son of William : born at Lavenham, Suffolk. School : Felstead, 
under M"^ Glascock. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 20 April 1682. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 168|. The father was Minister of Lavenham 1645 in the Twelfth 
division of the Suffolk Presbyteries (Shaw, 2. 429). The son was curate of 
Brockley, Suffolk 1691-8: died 1700. 

Haines, James : son of Hezekiah : born at Copford, Essex. School : Felstead, 
under Mr Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M^ Waterhouse 17 May 1682. 
Age not given. 

He resided till Lady Day 1685, but took no degree. He died a bachelor 
(Morant, 2. 195). Hezekiah, father of James, was a Major-General in the 
Civil War: and married Anne Bushell, widow of a Turkey-merchant. His 
father, John, bought Copford manor and estate {ib.\ Hezekiah Haines, B.A. 
at Sidney 1706, was son of John of Copford, Essex ; and nephew of James. 

Jones, Edward : son of Benjamin : born at Hertford. School : Hertford. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M'" Lynford 23 May 1682. Age not given. 
B.A. 168|. 

Wallis, William : son of WiUiam : born at Newcastle. Educated by M'" Cogging. 
Admitted pensioner under M'" Lynford 27 May 1682. Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1684. One Will. Wallis of River Green, Northumber- 
land was admitted at Gray's Inn 11 Feb. 168|. Perhaps B.A. (Clare) 168^; 
M.A. 1692. Ordained deacon, London, 1687 May: licensed to Billesdon, 
Leics. Perhaps rector of Wistow, Leics. 21 Aug. 1695-1714 : rector of Norton 
by Galby 10 Aug. 1714 : buried there IX Jan. 1725, aged 62. He seems to 
have signed as vicar of Kilby, Leics. in 1694 and 1696 (Nichols, ii. 2. 878): 
but no institution or cession appears. 



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Walker, John : son of William : born at Kirkum [Kirkham], Lanes. Educated 
by M^ Kawcroft [?]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 29 May 1682. 
Age not given. 

Resided till Lady Day 1 683. One John Walker of Priesthall, near Kirkham, 
admitted at Gray's Inn 29 Jan. 168f. One joined Ri. Frankland's Academy 
(at Attercliff) 26 Jan. 168 J. 

Wilkinson, Christopher : son of John : born at Horton, Yorks. School : Hor- 
ton, under M'" Armitage. Admitted sizar under M"^ Waterhouse 29 May 1682. 
Age not given. 
B.A. 168f. 

Metcalfe, Matthew : son of Matthew : born at Apperset [-said], Yorks. School 
not given. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 7 June 1682. Age not given. 

Brother of Michael, originally of Oxford, then M.A. (Christ's) 1676, and 
by this time rector of Little Thurrock in Essex. He seems not to have resided. 

Berrow, John : son of John : born at Rickmans worth, Herts. School : Camber- 
well, under M^ Ballow. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 9 June 1682. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1689. Brother of Richard (167f). Ordained deacon, 
Salisbury, 1689 Sept. : priest, 1690 Sept. Vicar of Inglesham (presented by 
the Bishop of Salisbury), Wilts. 1704-18, when he died. Subscriber to Ford's 
Articuli [J.E.B.M.]. The father was probably of Corpus, Oxford, and vicar of 
Watford 1675 {Al. Ox.). Capell, son of John, born at Watford, and admitted 
1700, may be a third son. 

Catlyn, John : son of John : born at Hull. School : Hull, under M"" Pell. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 13 June 1682. Age not given. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1690. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1688 June : licensed 
to curacy of Lower Church [St Mary's] in Hull : priest, York, 16|^^ March. 

Drake, Thomas : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 19 June 
1682. Age not given. 

Appears in the list of Waterhouse's pupils in Mich. 1682, with no charge 
against him : does not reappear. Perhaps the Thomas Drake, son of Robert 
Drake of Cambridge, admitted at Gray's Inn 29 May 1682. 

Sharpe, John : son of John : of Yorks. School : Wibsey [near Bradford], Yorks., 
under M"" Lunn. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 19 June 1682. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 168|^; M.A. 1689. One John Sharpe, B.A., ordained priest, Lincoln, 
168| March : and instituted vicar of Alford, Lines., patron, the Crown. But 
another John Sharpe, of Christ's, was licensed to practise medicine, 1689. 
Either might be the John Sharpe M.A., of Christ's, given by Cole, as chaplain 
of the forces at New York : probably the same who emigrated as minister to 
the Leeward Islands 27 Feb. 170f (Fothergill, Emigrant Ministers to America, 
p. 54). Preached at Trinity church, New York, 13 Aug. 1706 a sermon from 
Job xiv. 14 on the death of Lady Catherine Cornbury, wife of the Governor of 
New York. 

Askew, Richard : son of John : born at Kirkby Lonsdale. School : Kirkby, 
under M^ Farrer. Admitted sizar under M^ Lynford 22 June 1685. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 168|. 

Coe, Robert : son of William : born at Horsham, Sussex. School : Horsham, 
under D"" Nesbit. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Waterhouse 30 June 1682. 
Age not given. 



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1682 89 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1689; M.D. 1696. Recommended by Hen. Halliwell 
(see vol. I. p. 577) to Henry More, in a letter 20 May 1686, as a son of an old 
friend, for a Fellowship : but did not get one. The letter is No. 37 in a collec- 
tion (MS.) of letters written to D^ More, belonging to the Dean of Westminster. 
Meriton, John : son of George : born at Kirby Wiske, Yorks. School : [Kirby], 
under M^ Smelt. Admitted sizar under M'^ Lynford 30 June 1682. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 168|. George, the father, was a "legal and miscellaneous writer," 
1634-1711 (D.N.B.), an attorney at Northallerton, who married Mary Palliser 
of Kirby Wiske : he wrote an Abridgment of the Irish Statutes and several 
dialect-books, including a poem The Praise of Yorkshire Ale. "Removed 
into Ireland where he was said to be made a Judge" (Ra. Thoresby, 1703). 
George, elder brother of John, was admitted at St John's 1678 and died at 
Cambridge 1680. John is not mentioned in his father's will 26 Sept. 1701, 
and proved by a younger brother, Luke, in 1711. (Genealogist, N.S. 23. 165.) 
Another John Meriton (of Caius, B.A. 168|) — perhaps a cousin — was rector 
of Boughton, Norfolk, succeeding his father, Henry. 

Halles, Williajn : son of John : born at Glaston, Ruts. School : Peterborough, 
under M'" Smith. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 4 July 1682. Age 15. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1689. One of the first appointed Finch and Baines 
scholars. Will. Halls, B.A., ordained priest, Lincoln, 1689 Sept. : licensed to 
Taplow, Bucks. 

Doinet(t), Samuel : son of John : born at Hawkhurst, Kent, " inter Durotriges." 
Educated by M'' Barber. Admitted sizar under M"^ Waterhouse 4 July 1682. 
Age not given. 

B.A. (Domett) 168|. 

Carter, John : son of Ralph : born at Redmire, Richmond. School : Bedale, under 
M"" Rob. Nicholson (Pemb. Hall). Admitted at Pembroke 3 July 1680: at 
Christ's sizar under M^ Holdsworth 13 Oct. 1682. Age not given. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1694. Ordained deacon, York, 168^ March : curate of 
Bedale, March 16. 

Bagl(e)y, George : son of Samuel, incumbent of Haselbeech, Northants. School : 
Gilsborough, under M"" Chapman. Admitted sizar under M"* Lynford 27 Oct. 
1682. Age 18. 

B.A. (Bagley) 168^. One Geo. Bagley occurs as vicar of Desborough, 
Northants. in 1695 (Bridges, 2. 27) : also rector of Isham, where he occurs 
1719 (ib. 110). 

Waterhouse, Jeremiah : [father not given] : of Yorks. School : Sheffield, under 
M'" Balg[u]y. Admitted at St John's under M'" Billers "vir clarissimus" 
9 May 1681 : at Christ's sizar under M»" Waterhouse 3 Nov. 1682. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 168|^. Admitted at St John's as born at Bradfield, but father not 
given. Ordained deacon, York, 1685 Sept.; priest, 16|J March. Curate of 
Bolsterstone, Yorks. 1685-1704 (Hunter, Hallamshire, 478). 

Marshall, William : son of Thomas : born at Lynn. School : Lynn, under 
M'" Home. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 23 Nov. 1682. Age 15. 

B.A. 168f One Will. Marshall, B.A., ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1687 
May, and licensed to Stamford : he may be of St John's, B.A. 1683 : a second, 
B.A., ordained 1688 Sept.— described as curate of Gt Harborough, dio. 
Lichfield, licensed to Kirkby Mallory, 'Leics. : a third, ordained 1 Sept. 1689, 
licensed to Rough ton, Lines.; priest 1691 Sept.; licensed to Marston. One 
of these may be of St Alban Hall, Oxford, B.A. 1686. But any one of the 



90 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

three might be our man : as to age, the last seems most natural. One had 
license to serve the cure of Hougham with Marston, Lines. 14 June 1693. 
Finally, one Will. Marshall was ordained priest, Norwich, 29 May 1697, and 
described in the register as born at Lynn, and aged 24 : he was probably vicar 
of East Reedham, Norfolk, 1 697-1 70l (Blomefield, 3. 835) : but if the age be 
right, he cannot be our man. 

Ridley, — : 

In Great St Andrew's register occurs " Ridley a scholar of Christe College, 
buried July the 10th, 1682." He appears as a pupil of M"^ Waterhouse in the 
Study-rents for Lady Day and Mich. 1682 — in each case with no charge against 
him. 

Wells, William : 

Matric*^. pensioner 1682 July: but never appears in Study-rents. Possibly 
son of Will. Wells admitted 16||. 

Hall, Henry : 

Matric*^. sizar 1682 Dec. It would seem likely that this was Hen. Hall 
admitted 1679 and only now matriculated : but two men graduated as B.A. one 
in 168| and one in 168|. Strangely, neither can be found in the Study-rents. 
One Henry Hall, son of Henry of Poplar, Midds., gentleman, deceased, was 
admitted at the Middle Temple, 19 Nov. 1680. 

Littleford, Thomas : 

M.A. 1688. Son of John of Baninghall [1], Salop: matric^. at Magdalen 
Hall, Oxford, 1 Q^^, aged 1 6 : B.A. 1673; ^M. A. (from Christ's) 1 688. Appointed 
Rhetorick Lecturer Oct. 1688, but he does not appear in the Study-rents, and 
probably did not reside in College : so it is impossible to say how long he re- 
mained. He signs, immediately after the Fellows in the first set of entries 
in the " Scholars' Book " 21 June 1689. According to Foster, Al Ox. 918, he 
was rector of Hughley, Salop, in 1686, i.e. before he came to Cambridge : and 
of Quatt in 1695. Perhaps he was connected with the Wolrych family of 
Dudmaston and Quatt. 

From this point there is definite evidence who were scholars of the College, 
supplied by the so-called " Scholars' Book " : which contains the declaration 
required from all beneficiaries of the College of assent to the Declaration 
against Transubstantiation, drawn up by Act of Parliament Charles II, 30 : 
beginning 

I, A. B., do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God, profess, testifye, 
and declare, that I doe believe that in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper 
there is not any Transubstantiation of Bread and Wine into the Body and 
. Bloud of Christ, at or after the Consecration thereof by any person whatsoever : 
And that the Invocation or Adoration of the Virgin Mary, or any other Saint, 
and the Sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome, 
are Superstitious and Idolatrous 

The book dates from Covel's time — the first signatures being affixed on 
21 June 1689 by nine existing Fellows, by Tho. Littleford (above) and by 
29 scholars, and by the remaining Fellows and scholars, then existing, at 
various dates down to November 1689. Each Fellow and scholar signed from 
December 1689 on his admission. From this time therefore we have the names 
of all scholars in their own handwriting. From 18 Nov. 1690 it is further 
stated that the scholars " did take the Oathes [required from a scholar] and 
subscribe the Declaration before written," and the book may properly be 
called a "Scholars' Book." 

The first undergraduate (according to admission at the College) who signed 
is Thomas Oliver, below. 



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Oliver, Thomas : son of Thomas : born in London. School : Christ's Hospital 
("orphanotrophis Eccl. Xti"), under M"" Munford. Admitted sizar under 
M^ Lovett 5 Jan. 168|. Age near 15. 

B.A. 168^. Subscribed the Declaration against Transubstantiation in the 
Scholars' Book 6 July 1689, and resided till Mich. 1689. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1689 Sept.; licensed to Gretford, Lines. : priest, London, 1691 Dec. 
One Tho. Oliver, B.A., was vicar of Wolfhamcote, Warw. 23 May 1703: vicar 
of Penn, Stafts. 1709 : and of Dudley, Worcs. 1721 : but he may be an Oxonian. 

Brooksbank William : son of Abraham : born at Bradford. School : Reading, 
under M^ Gostwick. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 9 Jan. 168|. Age 14. 
B.A. 168« ; M.A. 1690. Appears in Scholars' Book 9 July 1689: resided 
till Mich. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1689 Dec; licensed to Kegworth: priest, 
London, 1691. Licensed 16 Nov. 1694 to teach in a grammar school at New- 
Brentford, Essex : another appointment made six months later. {Lond. Reg.) 

Moore, Williamson : son of Thomas : born at Shipton [?], Lines. School : 
Newark, under M^ Twells (Twelves). Admitted sizar under M^ Holdsworth 
8 March 168|. Age 17. 

B.A. 168f. Son of Thomas Moore of Stubton (S.E. of Newark) by his 
wife Susanna, daughter of Tho. Williamson of Allington. Library keeper 
30 Sept. 1684. He had a testimonial 13 Sept. 1688 from D'' Covel and 
eight Fellows. Curate at Fulbeck, Lines, to Tho. Williamson, rector of the 
same, who attested the fact 17 Sept. (Canon C. W. Foster.) Afterwards 
rector of Carlton Scroop, but described as of Stubton in 1710. Married 
Jane — of Grantham, and had two sons, Edward (of Sleaford) and Richard. 
Died 1724. (Lines, pedigrees, 689.) 

Lomb[e], Thomas: son of Edward: born at Caston [Cawston], Norfolk. School: 
Cawston, under M'" Tubing. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett April 1683. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 168f Admitted at the Middle Temple 15 May 1683. Died 4 Oct. 
1687, and buried at Cawston: the family was long settled in and about 
Norwich. Sir Tho. Lombe the introducer of silk-throwing machinery into 
England (see D.N.B.) was born at Norwich 1685. 

Franklyn, William : son of William : born at Fring [near Docking, N. W. 
Norfolk], Norfolk. School : Ca[w]ston, under M'" Tubing. Admitted sizar 
under M'' Lovett 13 April 1683. Age 15. 
B.A. (Francklin) 168«. 

Slany, Griffith : son of Edward : born at Drayton, Salop. School : Drayton, 
under M^ Ra. Saxon. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Waterhouse 5 May 1683. 
Age 17. 

Matric^. 1686 April: B.A. 168f . A pedigree of Slaneys of Hatton Grange, 
Salop, in Burke, Hist. Commoners, 4. 503, contains neither of these. 

P Russell, — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar 8 May 1683. 

No one of this name in Study-rents. 

Pierrepont, Evelyn : admitted as Pierpoint : son of Robert : brother of William, 
Earl of Kingston : born at Dean, Wilts. School : Winchester (Ventae Bel- 
^^ garum), under M^ Harris. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Cudworth 

H 19 May 1683. Age not given. 

■ Seems to have resided till Mich. 1684. Third son of Robert of Thoresby, 

■ Notts., and of Eliz. Evelyn of West »ean, Wilts. M.P. for Retford (East) 
^m 1689 and again in 1690 : but succeeded in 1690 his brother William as fifth 



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Scotland 1706. Created Marquis of Dorchester, 23 Dec. 1706 : and Duke of 
Kingston 1715. Keeper of the Privy Seal 1716-18. President of the Council 
1719-20, when he became again Lord Keeper. Married (1) Lady Mary 
Fielding by whom he was the father of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu :- 
(2) Lady Isabella Bentinck. Died at Arlington Street 5 March 1726 and 
buried at Holme Pierrepont, Notts. A staunch Whig, and member of the 
Kitcat Club. Thus described by Macky in 1705: "He hath a very good 
estate, is a very fine gentleman, of good sense, well-bred and a lover of the 
ladies ; intirely in the interest of his country [!] : makes a good figure, is of a 
black complexion, well made, not forty years old." A catalogue of his library 
published 1727. Portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller (D.N.B.). First cousin 
(once removed) of Robert (admitted 1653). The pedigree is as follows : 

Kobert (1584-1643) = Gertrude Talbot 
First Earl of Kingston (D.N.B.) I 

Henry (1606-80) of Emmanuel William (1607-78) = EUz. Harris Francis d. 1659 

Second Earl, and Marquis of i — — — ' Colonel in Parliamentary army 

Dorchester | | 

Bobert (d. 1666) = Eliz. Evelyn Robert (mat. 1652) 

I 1 1 

Robert William Evelyn (mat. 1683) = Mary Fielding 

Third Earl in 1680 Fourth Earl Fifth Earl, first Duke 

William (d. 1713) 
Sixth Earl 

L— , 

Evelyn Mary=Edw. Wortley Montagu 

Second (and last) Duke 

*Duckfield, Daniel : son of John : bom at Buntingford. School : Stortford, 
under M"" Leigh p Thomas, adm^. 1650]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 
22 May 1683. Age 16. 

B.A. 168^; M.A. 1690. Son of John, rector of Aspeden, near Bunting- 
ford C^son of Daniel B.A. 1604, and vicar of Childerditch) by his wife Joyce, 
daughter of D'' John Lightfoot, of Christ's and Master of Cath. Hall. Elected 
Fellow, in the place of D'^ Widdrington, who died 10 June 1688, very speedily, 
for he signs an order 23 June, three days before Cudworth's death. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1689 May. He began to take pupils in 1691 — and in 1694 he 
had 69, while the other fellows had 22 among them. In 1701 (probably earlier) 
he was vicar of Newton, Cambs. In his last year 1 702 (when the whole number 
of undergraduates had fallen considerably) he had nearly the whole College. 
He died, it would seem suddenly, between 25 March and 1 May 1702, aged 
only 35 — a heavy loss to the College. His dividend for Lady Day 1702 was 
paid at Mich, to his administrator M"" John Baines, the College cook. His 
pupils passed over chiefly to M"^ Withers, but M*" Burton and M"* Sherwill also 
profited. 

There are six letters of Duckfield to J. Strype among the Baumgartner 
Papers : see Catalogue of MSS., Univ. Lib., Cambridge, v. 147. John Lightfoot 
left many of his papers, including a Concordance and sermons, also a journal 
to his son-in-law John, Daniel's father : these papers John Duckfield passed 
over to Strype before 1 Oct. 1679 (ib. 13). On 12 Oct. 1693 Daniel asks 
Strype for a sight of some of these : — he refers also to a Targum on the 
Chronicles, translated by M"" (? Sam) Clark, and asks whether it be recoverable 
— or any letters between Lightfoot and Clark (ib. 47). On 10 Jan. 169f he 
writes that everything but money is ready for the publication of the Targum 
(ib. 17). In later letters he explains the cause of delay in returning the 
journal to Strype — also certain papers which Strype desired, which on 12 June 



1683 93 

1697 he had just recovered and forwarded by carrier: he leaves the question 
of recompense to Strype (ib. 20). Lastly on 4 Mar. 169f he thanks Strype 
for the Latin edition {1 that of Lensden, published at Utrecht) of his grand- 
father's works (ib. 68). 

Raper, Philip : son of Philip : born at Bedale, Yorks. School : Bedale, under 
M"" Nicholson. Admitted sizar under M"" Holdsworth 2 June 1683. Age 17. 
B.A. (Rapier) 168|. 

Ardeme, Ralph: [no facts given]. Admitted a pensioner [June 1683]. 

He resided as Arden till Mich. 1685 as a pupil of M"" Lynford : then he 
was transferred to M^ Holdsworth, on whose list his name appears for a year, 
but without charge : probably he had gone out of residence. Perhaps son or 
nephew of James Ardern (1653), D.D., and Dean of Chester, whose father 
was a Ralph. 

Trotter, Thomas: son of Gilbert: born at Helmeden [?], Durham. School: 
Kirkby Ravensworth, under M*" Coates. Admitted sizar under M'' Lovett 
9 June 1683. Age 16. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1693. Ordained deacon, London, 1692 May. 

Coker, Thomas : son of William : born at " Worth inter Durotriges " [probably 
Worth-Matravers, Dorset]. School : Frampton [Dorset], under M'" Slade. 
Admitted pensioner under M"" Waterhouse 13 June 1683. Age not given. 

Seems to have resided till Mich. 1687 : perhaps B.A. (St John's) 168|; he 
does not appear in the Johnian admission-book. Two pedigrees of Cokers 
in Hutchin's Dorset : but these two are not in either. 

Dunning, John : son of John : born at Netherbury, Dorset. School : Frampton, 
under M"^ Slade. Admitted sizar under M"^ Waterhouse [probably 13 June] 
1683. Age 17. 
M.B. 1688. 

Robinson, John : son of William : born at Winnington [Wymington], Beds. 
School : Knotting, Beds., under M"^ Scriven. Admitted sizar under M"" Water- 
house [— ] 1683. Age 17. 

B.A. 168y. One John Robinson, B.A., ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1687 
May : licensed to Little Houghton, Hunts. : priest, Sept. : no other likely at 
either University. One (B.A.) under-master at Appleby School, Leics. 1707-8. 

Sober, Henry: son of Thomas : born at Richmond. School : Richmond, under 
M'- Parvin[g]. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett [— ] 1683. Age 22. 
Resided till Mich. 1686. 

Richardson, Adrian : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner [ — ] 1683. 

^Son of Richard, clerk : born at Brixworth, Northants. Admitted at Trinity 
College, Oxford 168?. Age 16 (Al. Ox. 1253). Not found at Christ's in the 
Study-rents: but B.A. 168|; M.A. 1688. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1687 
May : licensed to Lockington, Leics. : priest, London, 168f Feb. Vicar of 
Brixworth 4 Aug. 1700 : buried there 12 Feb. 170| : M.I. written by his 
^^ father *' filio unico et dilectissimo " (Bridges, 2. 83). The father was of Em- 

^K manuel and vicar of Brixworth 1663-99, when he removed to Lamport. 

^H Brockden, James : son of Richard : born at Norwich. School : Norwich, under 
^B M"* Burton. Admitted pensioner und^r M"" Lovett 14 Sept. 1683. Age not 

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B.A. 168f 



94 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Markham, Robert : son of Robert, baronet : born at Sedgebrook, Lines. 
School : Charterhouse, under M^ Walker. Admitted pensioner under M"" 
Lynford 3 Oct. 1683. Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1684. Bornl3Feb. 1667, second son of Sir Rob. Markham 

• of Sedgebrook (whose father was created a baronet by Charles I in 1642) and 

of Mary, daughter of Sir Tho. Widdrington (mat<^. 1617). Admitted at the 

Middle Temple 16 May 1685. Died on board the Kempthorne Indiaman in the 

Bay of Bengal 25 Aug. 1690 {Genealogist, 4. 253). 

Lister, Thomas : Son of John, armiger : born at Westby, near Gisborne, Yorks. 
Educated, "non procul inde " by M^ Sagar p Joshua, B.A. 1681]. Admitted 
fellow-commoner under M"* Waterhouse 3 Nov. 1683. Age 17. 

Resided till Mich. 1685. Of Arnoldsbiggin in the parish of Gisborne. 
Married Elizabeth, daughter of John Parker of Extwistle in the parish of 
Whalley, Lanes. : had six sons and one daughter. Buried at Gisborne 1706, 
age 40 (Morant-Whitaker, Craven, 54). 

Shute, Samuel : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Water- 
house, 12 Dec. 1683. Age not given. 

Not found in Study-rents. Son of Benjamin, of Comhill, London. See 
pedigree in vol. i. p. 32. Admitted at the Middle Temple 23 Nov. 1683. Joined 
the army, and rose to the rank of Lieut. -Colonel : serving under Marlborough. 
Governor of Massachusetts 1716-27, where he was involved in continuous 
disputes with the assembly : these are fully discussed in the article in D.N.B. 
Shute seems to have been generally in the right, but unable to carry out his 
view. He returned to England in 1723 and on the death of George I he was 
not reappointed. Lived quietly in England till his death in 1742. 

Bateson, Peter : son of Peter : born at Knaresborough. School : Knaresborough, 
under M'' Blanchard. Admitted sizar under M^ Lynford 22 Jan. 168|. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 168|. According to the Norwich Register he was born about 1668 
at "Bunowbigg" [Boroughbridge], Yorks., W.R. Had a testimonial from 
D*" Cudworth and the Fellows 7 June 1688 (three weeks before the Master's 
death). Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1688 June: licensed to Stroxton near 
Grantham under Will. Parkins, rector: priest, Norwich, 1693 June. Vicar 
of St Mary Magdalene, Wiggenhall, 1697 to 1720 (Blomefield, 4. 760) : rector 
of North Lynn, later than 1711, perhaps 1720, till 1729 (ib. 624). 

Ewens, Christopher : son of Christopher : born at Broad windsor, Dorset. School : 
Ilminster, under M^ Hunt. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 13 Feb. 
168f. Age 18. 

B.A. 168|. Ordained deacon, Oxford, 16||^ March. 

Pountaine, Brigge: eldest son of James: born at Sail, Norfolk. School: 
St Paul's, under D^ Gale. Admitted pensioner under M'' Lovett 22 March 
168|-. Age not given. 

Perhaps resided till Mich. 1685. Son of James of the Inner Temple, and 
admitted there 7 July 1685. The pedigrees of Fountaine and of Brigge 
(Blomefield, 3. 522, and 4. 422) are not very clear or (perhaps) quite correct. 
Apparently, a James Brigge {temp. Edw. VI) married a Mary Stuteville : 
they had a daughter and heiress Mary Brigge of Sail who married John 
Fountaine (1601—71) Serjeant-at-law: they had a son Brigge Fountaine who 
married Joanna Henley and died 1661 leaving James and Andrew. James of 
the Inner Temple, married Anne Slany of London (possibly akin to Griffith 
Slany p. 91) and had Brigge, our man : Andrew served in three Parliaments of 



1684 95 

Charles II and had also a son Brigge, who died 1746 and was buried at. Narford. 
Brigge Fountaine of Christ's seems to have lived at Sail : it does not appear 
that he was married : according to Blomefield, he " died without issue at the 
Poppinjay in Norwich in Apr. 1729, and left his estate to his sister Dorothy, 
widow of John Repps, Esq., of Mateshall." 

Powell, Richard : son of Richard : born at Braraham, Leeds. School : Leeds, 
under M*" Gilbert. Admitted sizar under M'" Waterhouse 12 April 1684. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 168|-. There was another Ri. Powell B.A. (Jesus) 1686 : he must 
be the Ri. Powell ordained at Lincoln May 1687 and afterwards rector of 
Grainsby, Lines. Perhaps our man was vicar of Stillingfleet, Yorks. 12 June 
1696, and died rector before June 1705. 

Spencer, William : [father not given] : born in Virginia. School : Nor[t]hill, Beds. 
Admitted pensioner under D^ Luke 16 April 1684. Age not given. Fellow- 
commoner 23 July 1686. 

He seems to have transferred himself, first to M^ Lynford, then on M'" Lyn- 
ford's departure, to M"^ Holdsworth, under whom he resided till Mich. 1687. 
The first of the trans-atlantic members of the College, of whom there were 
several in the next century. 

Carr, Thomas : son of William : born in Sussex. Admitted sizar under M"* Lovett 
22 April 1684. 

B.A. 168f. Possibly the father was rector of Jevington, Sussex; who 
may be the William Carr (born at Stackhouse, near Settle) admitted 1657. 

Hemingway, Joseph : [but probably Joshua] : son of Samuel : of Yorks. School : 
Halifax, under M*" Doughty. Admitted sizar under M"^ Waterhouse 23 April 
1684. Age not given. 

B.A. (Joshua) 168|^. Probably cousin of Joshua, son of Henry, born at 
Halifax, and admitted 1671. Ordained priest, London, 168|^ Feb. Joshua 
Hemingway, B.A. (the cousin was M.A. 1678) was vicar of Egmanton, Notts. 
19 Feb. 169|-1706. Vicar of Orston, Notts, (presented by Dean and Chapter 
of Lincoln) 15 March 170f. He was constantly at feud about money matters 
with his brother Samuel, a solicitor, of Idle and Boldshay. Each took mort- 
gages. (See letters in Bradford Antiquary y 1. 252.) Married Mary Maltby 
of Orston 3 March 17 If. Died before Nov. 1736 when Fra. Stevenson was 
instituted. 

Tatham, Thomas : son of Christopher : born at Ranthmell [Rathmell near 
Settle], Yorks. School : Giggleswick, under M*" Briggs. Admitted sizar under 
M'' Holdsworth 28 April 1684. Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1685, perhaps a little longer. One Thomas Tatham, 
born at Otterburn (some six miles east of Rathmell) was incumbent of Colne, 
Lanes. 1694-170f : and vicar of Almondbury, near Huddersfield, 26 March 
1706, where he died before June 1716 (see Whitaker, Whalley, 2. 248). 

Carr, Richard : [father not given] : born at Stackhouse, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M^ Briggs. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 2 May 1684. Age 
not given. 

Perhaps son of Thomas of Stackhouse near Settle by his first marriage 
(1660) to Jane Taylor: and half-brother of John (1707) and James 171^. 
He survived his admission only five months : his death is recorded in the 
register of Great St Andrew's, but according to Ely Ep. Records, 263, he was 
actually buried ("Carr a schollar of X^ Coll.") at St Benet, 30 Oct. 1684. 



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Armitstead, Daniel : [father not given] : born at Stainforth [near Settle], Yorks. 
School : Giggleswick, under M"" Briggs. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 

2 May 1684. Age not given. 

B.A. 168f 

Powell, John : son of James : born at Llanvefe [? Llanvapley], Monmouth. 
School not given. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 4 May 1684. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 168|. 

Turner, William : eldest son of Henry : born at Bury St Edmunds. School : 
Bury. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lynford, 7 May 1684. Age not given. 
There is no evidence that he resided. His father was alderman 1681. 
Admitted at Gray's Inn 3 July 1684. Active in business at Bury, and 
prospered. Bought Horsecroft of the Lucas family 1706. Alderman 1709, 
1723. Died Nov. 1734 aged 67 : M.I. in St Mary's church. Succeeded at 
Horsecroft by his son Henry (S.H.A.H.). 

Dunn, Henry : admitted as Dun : [father not given] : born at Richmond. School : 
[North] Allerton, under M*" Smelt. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lynford 9 May 
1684. Age 18. 

B.A. (Dunn) 168f. Ordained priest, York, 169| March. 

Highgate, Robert : son of Nicholas : born in London. School : Ware, under 
M"" Burgoine. Admitted pensioner under M'' Lynford 14 May 1684. Age 17. 
Transferred to M^ Holdsworth. Resided till Mich. 1687. 

Smith, Laurence : eldest son of Kenelm [no more facts]. Admitted pensioner 
under M'' Lynford 14 May 1684. Age 16. 

Transferred to M"^ Holdsworth: resided under him till Lady Day 1687. 
Admitted at the Inner Temple 25 March 1686, as son of Kenelm Smith, 
citizen and leatherseller. Perhaps one of the Smiths of Hatherton, Staffs. 
(Burke, Ext. Bar. 492). 

Stafford, Christopher : son of Robert : of Yorks. Educated by M"^ Tomlinson. 
Admitted sizar under M"^ Lynford 23 May 1684. Age 16. 

B.A. 168|; M.A 1691. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689 
and soon after went out of residence. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1691 Sept. : 
licensed to Godmanchester. One Chris. Stafford was rector of Bothel, North- 
umberland 1691-1736 : gave £10 to the poor and £80 to the school of Bothel. 
(Hodgson, II. ii. 149.) 

Newton, — : [no facts at all]. Admitted sizar under M*" Waterhouse 23 May 1 684. 
Age not given. 

B.A. (Will. Newton) 168|. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1690 Dec. One 
of these names was rector of Taxall, Cheshire, 8 June 1708-1726, when he 
died (Ormerod-Helsby, 3. 783) : but this might be (as a matter of time) 
Will. Newton M.A. (Magd.) 1677, or M.A. (Jesus) 1705. 

Peartree, William : son of Edward : born at Hindergham [Hindringham, near 
Walsingham], Norfolk. School not given. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 
24 May 1684. Age 17. 

B.A 168f. Son of Edward (admitted 1649) vicar of Hindringham. 
Probably curate of Toftrees, Norfolk, 1706 (Blomefield, 3. 869): rector of 
Wissingset (Whissonsett) in 1714 {ih. 5. 1090). 

*Bevin, Robert: son of Robert: born at " Chefnin " [? Chevening, near Sevenoaks], 
Kent. School : [St Paul's], under D'^ Gale. Admitted sizar under D^ Luke 

3 June 1684. Age not given. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1691. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1688 Dec: priest, 



1684—1685 97 

1689 May. Elected fellow 23 Oct. 1688, succeeding D"" Luke, his tutor. He 
was Junior Dean and Catechist in 1691 : praelector in 1693, and kept the 
Admission book carefully: Senior Dean in 1700. On 30 April 1701 he was 
presented to Navenby (which Every and Duckfield seem to have declined) 
and he was instituted on July 2 : but he was still in residence at Cambridge 
in Feb. 170^ enjoying his year of grace. He had less than a year at Navenby : 
he died before 16 Feb. 1703. 

In 1695 he disputed a ruling of the Master that Sir Ward a northern 
candidate was inadmissible for a Fellowship because the statutable number of 
northern Fellows was complete and there could be no more than that number. 
Covel asked him to make good his protest or to withdraw it. Bevin accord- 
ingly appealed to Eachard, V.-C. There is a large bundle of papers thereon 
in the "Visitors' Box." 

Hodder, George : son of George : of Dorset. School : not given. Admitted sizar 
under M^ Waterhouse 5 June 1684. Age not given. 
B.A. 168 J. 

Cheek, Robert : [father not given] : of Dorset. Admitted sizar under M"" Water- 
house 5 June 1684. Age not given. 

He is charged for rooms till Lady Day 1688 : but took no degree at Christ's. 
One Rob. Cheek was B.A. (St John's) 168|-: if the same, why was he still 
resident here? The name is not found in the Johnian Admission-book. 

Hull, Peter: [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"" Waterhouse 
27 June 1684. 

He does not appear in the Study-rents. 

Drake, Joshua : son of John : born at Pethworth [perhaps Pickworth, near 
Folkingham], Lines. School : not given. Admitted sizar under M"" Water- 
house 10 Sept. 1684. Age 18. 

B.A. 168f. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 6 Jan. 169 J: licensed to curacy of 
Maiden, [?] Beds. : ordained priest at the same time ; with the comment 
"necessitate exigente" — which admits of many explanations. He was in- 
stituted to the vicarage of Swinderby on the presentation of Daniel Disney, 
armiger, 30 Aug. 1692. 

Hale, Charles : son of Thomas : born in London. School : St Albans, under 
D'* James. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lovett 16 Oct. 1684. Age 15. 

Resided till Mich. 1685. Admitted at the Middle Temple 24 July 1680 
as of St Martin's in the Fields. Gave £10 to the College 18 Feb. 171| : the 
purpose is not clear. 

Brasier, John: son of John: born at Colchester. School: Felstead, under 

M'" Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M'" Waterhouse 13 Jan. 168|. Age 17. 

B.A. 168|; M.A. 1692. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 6 July 1689 : 

resided till Lady Day 1692. Ordained deacon, London, 1691 Dec. : priest, 

^ 1692 May. Rector of Great Holland, Essex (patron, Mary Thurston, widow), 

25 May 1692-1726. Chaplain to the Duke of Schomberg and Leinster and 
(as such) licensed to hold also the rectory of Easthorpe, Essex (patron, Ann 
Green, widow) 25 June 1703. Died before Feb. 172f (Morant, 2. 181). 

I Mason, Elias : son of Richard : born at Newark, Notts. School : Newark, under 
M"^ Twelvs [Twells]. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lynford — Feb. 168|. 
Age 17. • 

Transferred to M"" Holdsworth ; and resided under him till Lady Day 1688 ; 
but took no degree. 
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Town(e), William: son of John: born at Lincoln. School: Newark, under 
M>- Twells. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lynford — Feb. 1684. Age 17. 
Resided till Mich. 1685. Probably brother of John, admitted 168|. 

Slade, Thomas : son of William : born at West Chinfnjock, Somerset. School : 
Crewkan [Crewkerne], under M'" Leevs [Leaves]. Admitted sizar under 
M*" Waterhouse 6 Feb. 168|. Age not given. Afterwards a pensioner. 
B.A. 16|«. 

Welham, Isaac : son of Isaac : born at Thornton, Norfolk. School : (1) Tbetford, 
under M"" Kein [Keene] : (2) Russingall [perhaps miswriting for Rippingale], 
under M'" Bug[^e]. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 10 Feb. 168|. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 168f. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1693 June: priest, 1694 June: 
said to have been born at Thornton, Suffolk (perhaps Thorington, near Hales- 
worth) and aged 26 in 1693. 

Isham, Henry : sixth son of Justinian, baronet : born at Lamport, Northants. 
School : Grantham, under M"" Walker. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M'- Lynford 14 March 168|. Age 16. 

Transferred to M^ Holdsworth 1685. M.A. 1689 : resided till the end 
of the year, as appears from Study-rents. Died and buried at Lamport 
11 Jan. 16|^: the last of the Ishams who belonged to this College: Thomas 
and Justinian his elder brothers, and the sons of Justinian, were members of 
Christ Church: but John (the third son) was here in 1675. The connexion 
had been a long one and important to the College : other families connected 
with the Ishams by marriage sent their sons here. 

Bellis, Robert : son of John : born at Borrow [Barrow], Cheshire. School : 
Miccletrafford [Mickle Trafford], under M^' Robinson. Admitted sizar under 
M"^ Waterhouse 24 March 168|. Age 16. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1696. Vicar of Ince, Cheshire 1691-1724, when he died. 
Had three sons here, Samuel (1712), John (1715) and Robert (1721): had 
also three daughters — all by his first wife Sarah, grand-daughter of Peter Holt 
of Bridge Hall, Bury, Lanes., whom he married at Ince 7 Jan. 169| : she 
died in child-bed June 1706. He married (2) on 30 July 1708, Dorothy 
Allen of Redvales, Bury, who died in September: (3) in 1713 Margaret 
Wilbram, of Chester, who was buried 20 May 1721. There are brasses in the 
church to the first two wives with inscriptions by the husband, who wrote 
Latin verse. He was buried himself 3 May 1724 : aged 55 : M.I. (Informa- 
tion from Rev. F. G. Slater, vicar.) 

Tully, William : son of Isaac : bom at Danby, Yorks. School : Blankney, Lines., 
under M'^ Hutton. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lynford 29 April 1685. 
Age 18. 

Transferred to M"* Holdsworth: resided under him till Lady Day 1687. 
Admitted at the Inner Temple (as son of Isaac, of Lincoln, gent.) 22 May 1685. 

Burnett, Edward : son of Samuel : born at Hert[ing]fordbury. School : 
Grantham, under (1) M"^ Walker : (2) his father who succeeded M"" Walker 
there. Admitted sizar under M"" Ljmford 1 May 1685. Age 16. 
M.B. 1690, as pupil of M^ Holdsworth. 

Raper, John: son of John : born at How[e], Yorks. School : Tanfield [Durham : 
between Ripon and Bedale : or ? Yorks.], under M^ Hutchinson. Admitted 
sizar under M'" Waterhouse 4 May 1685. Age 16. 

B.A. 168|. Perhaps brother of Philip (admitted 1683). Ordained deacon, 
York, 1689 Sept. 



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Lupton, Geoffrey [Galfridus] : no facts given. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 
8 May 1685. 

B.A. 1G8|^. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1689 Sept. Licensed to Holme, 
Hunts. : priest, 1690 Sept. 

Lees, Samuel: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M'' Lovett 19 May 1685. 
B.A. 168| ; M.A. 1702. Perhaps eldest son of Sam. Lees of Conisbrough, 
Yorks., admitted 1661 : whom see. Ordained priest, York, 1693 June. Curate 
of Treeton, near Rotherham, 12 June. Probably rector of Heanor, Derbs. 
16 Sept. 1698-1735, when he died. Another of these names was rector of 
Southery, Norfolk, 1705: buried there 24 Jan. 1737: see Bloraefield, 4. 166. 
Had a son, Samuel, and daughters, Rebecca and Patience. 

Long, Charles : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 23 May 
1685. 

B.A. (Longe) 168|; (perhaps) M.A. (Long) 1709. One Cha. Long, B.A., 
ordained priest, Salisbury, 7 June 1696 : licensed to Charminster with Stretton, 
Dorset. 

Mitford, George : son of Humphry : born at Mitford, Northumberland. School : 
Durham, under M"" Battersby. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lynford 2 June 
1685. Age 17. 

B.A. 168|^ : second in the list of Bachelors. Transferred to M"^ Holdsworth, 
1685. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 9 July 1689 but not in Study-rents at 
Mich. Probably nephew of Will. Midford, also bom at Midford or Mitford, 
and admitted 1669, afterwards rector of Elsdon. His mother was Frances, 
daughter of Sir George Vane of Long Newton, Durham. (Burke, Commoners^ 
2. 284.) Ordained deacon, York, 1692 May. 

Brown, — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lynford 8 June 1685. 
B.A. (Thomas Browne) 168f. 

More, James : admitted as Moor : [father not given] : born in London. School : 
[Merchant Taylors'], under M"^ Goad. Admitted pensioner under M*" Water- 
house 18 June 1685. Age not given. 

B.A. (More) 168|^. Probably James More, son of William, grocer, of 
London, admitted at the Inner Temple 10 Feb. 168|-. 

Errington, Thomas : son of Richard : born at Modbury, Devon. Educated by 
his father. Admitted sizar under M^ Lynford 25 June 1685. Age not given. 
Transferred to M"" Holdsworth : resided till Lady Day 1686. 

Cuthbert, Thomas : son of Thomas : born in London. School : Burnet [? Barnet], 
Herts., under M^ Lovell. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 1 July 1685. 
Age 18. Afterwards fellow-commoner. 

Admitted at the Inner Temple, son of Tho. Cuthbert of Hadley, Midds. 
13 June 1685. He appears in Study-rents only for the half-year ending Mich. 
1685 — and without charge. One Tho. Cuthbert of All Hallows, Lombard 
Street, aged 26, married in 1695 Judith Davis also of Lombard Street aged 25. 
{Marriage licenses^ 370.) 

♦Young, Alexander : son of James : born in Middlesex. School : Felstead [under 
M"" Glascock]. Admitted pensioner under D'" Luke 2 July 1685. Age 16. 

Transferred before Lady Day 1687 to M"" Waterhouse. His father lived in 
St Laurence Jewry, and was a merchant and clothworker : he was the youngest 
of four sons. B.A. (15th in list) 168|; M.A. 1692; B.D. 1703. Elected 
Fellow in the place of Beaupre Nower» 15 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon and 
priest, Lincoln, 1691 Sept. Junior Dean 1692: Praelector 1694: Bunting 
Preacher 1695: Senior Dean 1701. On 15 May 1705 he was presented to 

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100 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Caldecot, vacant by the death of M"" Bunchley : perhaps he resided as he signs 
the Order Book but rarely. On 26 July 1707 he was presented to Clipston, 
where M'" Waterhouse had died : vacated his Fellowship 1708. On 22 April 
1713 he was presented to the rectory of Wickhambreux, Kent. On 17 Feb. 
172f he had a dispensation from Lambeth to hold also East Church, Kent, 
distant 20 miles : and he was instituted thereto March 5. He died 21 March 
1755, aged 86. 

Richardson, Philip : [father not given] : of Suffolk. [School : not given.] Ad- 
mitted sizar under M'" Lovett 4 July 1685. Age not given. 

B.A. 168f ; M.A. 1693. From the Norwich Register it appears that he 
was born at North Cove near Beccles, about 1668. He was ordained deacon 
at Lincoln (probably for Norwich) 1691 June: for he was licensed to North 
Cove, perhaps as curate to his father : priest, Norwich, 1695 Sept. Rector of 
Kirkley, near Lowestoft, 1697-1748 (Suckling, 1. 269) — when, I suppose, he 
died. 

Lardner, John : son of Thomas : born in London. Educated there. Admitted 
sizar under M'" Lynford 9 July 1685. Age not given. 

M.B. {com. reg.) 1690. Resided as a pupil of M*" Holdsworth till Mich. 
1688 : his name (with no charge against it) remains on the list till Mich. 1691. 
Probably brother of James I^ardner admitted 1688 — if he be the "James 
Lardner of St Bennet, Gracechurch, clerk " who " alleged the consent of the 
mother (a widow) of ' Hannah Moore of the town of Leicester, spinster, above 
21 ' to her marriage with John Lardner of St Bennet Gracechurch, London, 
bachelor, 25" on 9 Feb. 169 J — and if so John was son of Thomas an apothecary. 

Wilbore, Philip : son of Philip, armiger : born at Foxon [Foxton], Cambs. School : 
Huntingdon, under M'' Matthews. Admitted sizar under M"" Lynford 9 July 
1685. Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1 688, as a pupil of M'" Holdsworth. Son of Philip and 
Susan Wilbore : bap**. 1 Sept. 1665 at Foxton, where the family was settled for 
at least three generations : a " M'" Phelippe Welbore, gent." was buried there 
18 March 161f. 

White, Thomas : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Lovett 
14 July 1685. 

Resided till Lady Day 1687. Possibly Thomas White, son of John of 
Cotgrave, Notts., who was admitted at Gray's Inn 22 July 1685 : or another 
of the same names, son of Thomas of Cheese worth near Horsham, admitted 
9 Nov. 1685. 

Fish, Robert : son of Robert : born at Thindon, Northants. School : Kimbolton, 
under M"^ Trot. Admitted pensioner under M"" Waterhouse 14 July 1685. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 16^9. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 2 Nov. 1689. One Rob. Fish 
was ordained deacon, Lincoln, 169f March by letters dimissory from London: 
was appointed praelector at All Hallows, London : and also rector of Aunsby 
(near Sleaford) 21 March 169|. There is extant a letter from Tho. Harper, 
rector of St Katherine Coleman, London, undertaking to retain him as reader 
in that parish, provided he were ordained deacon — dated 7 March 169f : this 
is certainly the B.A. of Christ's. He resigned Aunsby 2 Oct. 1694. It is 
not quite easy to identify this rector and reader with Rob. Fish, B.A. of 
Christ's, ordained priest, Lincoln, 1698, June, and licensed to Mulsoe, Bucks. 
There was yet another who was instituted on the presentation of Sir Thomas 
Bamardiston to the rectory of Great Coates near Grimsby, 18 July 1696, on 
the resignation of his father, also a Robert : he died there, as rector in 1706 



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1685—1686 101 

or 1707 (Rev. F. Quirk, rector): but this man was curate to his father in 
1687 : so cannot be our man : possibly he was a Rob. Fish, B.A. (of Sidney) 
in 168«. 

Tiffin, Robert : son of John : born at Goldwyn, [?] Beds. School : Huntingdon, 
under M'" Matthews. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 14 July 1685. 
Age not given. 

Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689: B.A. 16|» ; M.A. 1693. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 25 Sept. 1692 : licensed to Woodhill, Beds. Burrell 
Lecturer on Rhetoric 1694-1700 : last stipend April 1701. 

Wensley, — : [no fact given]. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett July, 
August, 1685. 

Probably never resided. 

Nevill(e), Robert : son of Robert : born at Anstey. School : not given. Admitted 
pensioner under M'" Lynford 24 Aug. 1685. Age 14. 

Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 2 Nov. 1689: B.A. 16|9; M.A. 1693. 
Robert, the father, was vicar of Anstey 1671. The son was curate of Raven- 
stone, Bucks, in 1693, and was ordained priest, Lincoln, 1693 Sept. He was 
rector of Newton-Blossom ville, Bucks. 17 July 1694. Chaplain to Lord 
Wharton : and (as such) licensed to hold also the vicarage of Astwood, distant 
two miles, patron, the Crown, 23 Dec. 1706. Succeeded in 1728 (perhaps on 
his death) by William Warburton. 

Holland, John : son of Thomas, armiger : grandson of Sir John Holland, baronet : 
born at Quidnam [Quiddenham], Norfolk. School: Bury, under M*" Leeds. 
Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Lynford — Sept. 1685. 

Transferred to M"^ Holdsworth, and resided till Mich. 1687. Thomas 
Holland, son of Sir John, the first Baronet, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Tho. Mead of Lofts, Essex, and died 1698 in the lifetime of his father, Sir John 
Holland of Quiddenham : John succeeded his grandfather in 1700. Gave £20 
in 1702 to the Chapel fund. He married Rebecca, youngest daughter of 
Will. Paston of Oxnead, Earl of Yarmouth : by whom he had a son, after- 
wards Sir William, who died without issue (Blomefield, 1. 232). 

Cubitt, — : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 24 Oct. 1685. 
Never resided. 

Dusgate, John : son of Francis : born at Anmer, Norfolk. School : (1) Burnham 
Thorpe, under M'' Tubing : (2) Norwich, under M"" Burton. Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Lynford 10 Dec. 1685. Age 16. 

He was the last of the pupils entered under M^ Lynford, who went over 
in a body to M^ Holdsworth : under whom he resided till Lady Day 1690, but 
took no degree. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 2 Nov. 1689. Admitted at 
the Middle Temple 23 Nov. 1687. His father, Francis, was tenant of the 
College at Barton Bendish, 1679. 

Green, John : [father not given] : of Bucks. School : Westminster, under 
D"^ Busby. Admitted first at Trinity : then at Christ's, pensioner under 
M"* Lovett 13 Feb. 168f. Age not given. 

I B.A. 168f. 

Cowper, Spencer : son of William, eques auratus : [no further facts]. Admitted 
pensioner under M"" Lovett [? 13] Feb. 168f. Age not given. 
Resided till Mich. 1687. Son of Sir Will. Cowper (M.P. for Hertford, 
died 1706) and of Sarah, daughter of Sir Sam. Holled of London. Brother of 
William, first Earl Cowper, and Lord Chancellor: born [?] at Hertford. 



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School: Westminster. Admitted at the Middle Temple 7 May 1687 : called 
to the Bar and went on the home circuit : charged on little evidence with the 
murder of Sarah Stout at Hertford at the spring assizes of 1699 : tried 16 July 
and acquitted. Miss Stout who was a quaker, took her own life : the prosecu- 
tion was said to be instituted, because the tories of Hertford wished to hang 
an eminent whig, and the quakers wished to clear their body of the reproach 
of suicide. M.P. for Beer Alston 1705 and 1708, for Truro 1711. Attorney 
General of the Duchy of Lancaster. Judge of Common Pleas 1727. Died 
10 Dec. 1727 : buried at Hertingfordbury. He married Pennington Goodere 
by whom he had three sons : the second, John, admitted here 1711, was father 
of William Cowper the poet. 

Knighton, John : son of John : born at Higham Ferrys [Ferrers], Northants. 
School : (1) Felstead, under M"^ Glascock: (2) Huntingdon, under M"" Matthews. 
Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 8 April 1686. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1687. The father was vicar of Kimbolton which he 
resigned before Feb. 167f : also probably rector of Holywell, Hunts. 

Topham, William: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M*" Holdsworth 
23 April 1686. 

B.A. (Sidney) 16fJ; M.A. 1693. Perhaps son of William, admitted 1652, 
rector of Ask ham Richard, Yorks. 

Collier, Peter : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett, 10 May 1686. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 16|§. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. Perhaps the 
Peter Collier admitted at Richard Frankland's Academy — when at Calton — 
on 6 Feb. 168^. Several of Frankland's scholars went on to Cambridge, 
though the earlier ones had been at Cambridge first. Collier's name does not 
occur in any of the usual nonconformist sources (E. Axon, Esq., of Manchester). 

Becket, Peter : son of George : bom at Eastham, Cheshire. School : Crosby, 
Lanes., under M"^ Waring. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 14 June 
1686. Age 16. 

B.A. 16f^. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 9 July 1689. 

Palfreyman, Richard : son of Richard : bom at Boston, Lines. School : [Mer- 
chant Taylors'], under M"" Goad. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 
17 June 1686. Age 16. 

B.A. 16|g. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 6 July 1689. Resided till 
Mich. 1691. Admitted at Gray's Inn 10 Feb. 169f. Son of Ri. Palfreyman 
(admitted 1649) who was master of Boston School. 

Everard, Nicholas: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 18 June 
1686. 

B.A. 16f» ; M.A. 1694. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1690 Sept. : licensed to Northill, Beds. : priest, 
1691 Sept. : licensed to Clifton, Beds. Perhaps elder brother of James, ad- 
mitted 168|^, son of James, probably the manciple. 

Hudson, George: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 
22 June 1686. Perhaps never resided. One of these names (clerk in Holy 
Orders) was emigrant minister to Virginia, receiving the £20 bounty, 25 July 
1694 (Fothergill, p. 35). 

Sewel[l], Richard : son of Richard : born at Buntingford. School : Buntingford, 
under -M"" England. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 1 July 1685. Age 16. 



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1686—1687 lOa 

B.A. l6^. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 6 July 1689. Ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 1692 May; licensed as "reader" to M*" Warren, minister of 
Boxford : priest, London, 1693 June. 

Randall, John : son of Francis : born at Eton. School : Eton. Admitted sizar 
under D'' Widdrington 27 Au^. 1686. Age 20. 

B.A. 169?; M.A. 1694. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 2 Nov. 1689. 
One of the witnesses to D'" Widdrington's will 20 March 168 J : the executors 
(probably unjustly) charged him and John Baines the cook, with embezzling 
D'" Widdrington's effects after his death : hence a suit in Chancery 1689 : see 
Oovel's MS. account of the proceedings on Widdrington's will. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1708 May; priest, 1710 June. Assistant Master of Bury 
School Nov. 1690 : and Head-master, Dec. 1707-15 (Carlisle, 2. 516) : perhaps 
Master of Guildford, 171-, to 172- ; {ib. 573) : but this may be his son. One 
John Randall was rector of Thelveton [Tlielton], Norfolk, and ceased to be such 
in 1728, when he was succeeded by his son of the same name (Blomefield, 1. 101). 

Ballydon, — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Holdsworth 1686. 

Probably Paul, son of Paul Ballydon, of Derby, admitted at Lincoln's Inn 
14 May 1684. I doubt whether he ever resided here. 

♦Withers, William: son of John : born at " Aram " [?], Lanes. School : Lancaster, 
under M'" Lodge. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 8 Nov. 1686. Age 17. 
B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1694. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. 
Ordained deacon, Ely, 1693 June : priest, Sept. Elected Fellow 10 Dec. 1692, 
in place of Cuthbert Fenwick, a younger man, but elected earlier. Junior 
Dean and catechist 1693 : Praelector (good) 1 696, and Bunting preacher 1696 : 
Steward 1699: Senior Dean 1702: Senior Proctor 1707. Presented to 
Caldecot, vacated by Alex. Young 30 Sept. 1707: instituted 30 Nov.: resigned 
before July 1716 : he had previously vacated his fellowship by marriage in 
Nov. 1709. I cannot trace him further with certainty: one of these names 
was vicar of Tunstall All Saints, Yorks., N.R. 19 May 1718-Sept. 1719. 

Machin, Edmund : 

B.A, 168f. One Edward Machin, M.A. (probably error for B.A.) ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1689 May; licensed to Gunwardby [? Gunby], Lines. : priest 
1689 Dec. No other of the name was at this time at Cambridge or Oxford. 

Brown, Robert : 

M.A. 1691. Admitted (as son of R. Browne of Audlem, Cheshire) at 
Brasenose, Oxford, 28 March 168J, aged 20: B.A. 1685; M.A. (Christ's) 
1691 (Al. Ox. 196). 

Shafto, Leonard : son of Leonard : born at Dedham, Essex. School : Durham, 
under M'^ Battersby. Admitted pensioner under M'' Waterhouse 14 Jan. 
168^. Age not given. 

B.A. (first in the list) 169J; M.A. 1694. He resided in College till 1697, 
at least, "in the Master's" when M"" Finch had vacated the chamber. Son of 
Leonard Shafto of Exeter, Oxford (incorp<^. Cambridge 1668) and vicar of 
Dedham 1665-71, when he became morning lecturer at All S<^^, Newcastle 
(Brand, 1. 338) : he was probably one of the Shaftos of Whitworth, Durham : 
and in 168^ the Master and Fellows agreed that young Leonard, though born 
in Essex, should have the benefit of the Durham Scholarship till the next 
election. He was appointed (as his fatter had been) lecturer at All Saints, 
14 July 1698. Rector of Gateshead on Tyne 1705 : died rector 27 Aug. 1731, 
and buried in the chancel of St Mary's (ib. 504). 



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♦Finch, Robert : seventh son of Heneage, Lord Nottingham, lately Lord Chan- 
cellor: born at Kensington "in agro Middlesexiensi." School : Fel stead, under 
M*" Glascock. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Lovett 8 March 168^. 
Age 16. 

M.A. 1693. Nominated Finch and Baines Fellow 8 Dec. 1692 on the 
resignation of his brother Henry, and on the same day he took the oaths and 
subscribed the Declaration in the Scholars' Book. On 30 May 1694 he signed 
the order for the presentation of M'' Fairmedow to Anstey, though not (as Adam 
Wall notes) on the number of the Foundation Fellows. He appears regularly 
(together with Ambrose Launder) in the list of Lovett's pupils, neither being 
charged : but the note in one place " M"" Finch and Launder to the Master, 
£\. 15s. Od." shews that they had rooms in the Master's Lodge; Cud worth and 
Covel during part at least of their tenure used to live in the " Little Lodge " 
and let the rooms in the " Master's Lodging." A similar '' to the Master," 
but without names, appears in earlier years. Robert Finch died in College 
1696, and was buried at Great St Andrew's 16 July. He left to the College 
the income of his rooms — not at the Lodge, where he had ceased to reside, 
when he became a Fellow, and M^ Lovett (after some time) succeeded him. 
The income was valued at £48. 10s. Od. 

Launder, Ambrose : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 8 March 
168«. 

B.A. 169^. See under Robert Finch above ; it would seem that M"" Finch 
brought Launder up with him as his personal servant, and both lived together 
in the Lodge. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1691 Sept. : licensed to Ravenstone, 
Bucks. 

Sandford, John : son of Thomas : born at High Ongar, Essex. School : Stortford, 
under M^ Cooper. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Lovett 8 April 
1687. Age 16. 

M.A. [com. reg.) 1690. There was a John Sandford, Esq., of Bishop 
Stortford in 1720 when he sold the rectory of Tollesbury to Sam. Rush, Esq. 

Dade, Thomas: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Waterhouse 31 
March 1687. 

B.A. 169^; M.A. 1694. Perhaps belonged to a Norfolk family, many 
of whom were at Caius College. Ordained deacon, Ely, 169 J Feb. : priest, 
York, 1698 June. Rector of Sneaton in Cleveland 1 Jurfe 1699-1701. 
Vicar of Otley, near Leeds 3 Oct. 1701 : died before March 1709. 

Atkinson, Robert: son of Robert : born at Newark. School : Newark, under 
M"^ Twells. Admitted pensioner under M'" Holds worth, — 1687. Age not 
given. 

Resided till Lady Day 1689. Probably son of Robert, of Newark, admitted 
1652. The eldest daughter of Robert and Mary Atkinson of Newark died 
1702 : I have not found the date of Robert's death, but his widow, Mary, 
died 1723 (Shilton, Newark, 227). 

Clavering, Thomas : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Holdsworth 
14 April 1687. 

Resided till Lady Day 1688. The name is found in co. Durham: but 
no others were at Christ's. One Tho. Clavering, youngest son of Ralph 
Clavering of Gateshead, was baptised 5 May 1668. (Surtees, 2. 228.) 

♦Penwick, Cuthbert : son of Ralph : born at Stamfordham, Northumb*^. School : 
Morpeth, under M'^ Stephen Jackson. Admitted sizar under M*" Holdsworth 
19 April 1687. Age not given. 



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B.A. (11th on the list) 169?; M.A. 1694. Subscribed in the Scholars' 
Book 6 July 1689. Ordained deacon and priest, Lincoln, 1691 Sept. Elected 
Fellow (in place of John Bolton) 18 April 1691 : had his last payment Mich. 
1692. Rector of Morpeth 1691-1745, when he died non compos sui, while 
his living was under trustees. Claimed to be the chief of the Fenwick clan. 
Sold his estate for an annuity, having ruined himself by being surety for a 
sister's son, one Johnson of Woodhorn (Hodgson ii. ii. 393). Perhaps this 
man gave a book to the library of Bury St Edmunds school (it does not appear 
why) in 1694: but he is described as "rector ecclesiae Corstopitensis," i.e. 
Corbridge (S. H. A. Hervey, Bury Grammar School, 132). 

Ayde, Robert : son of Thomas : born at Kettington [Ketteringham], Norfolk. 
School : Norwich, under M"^ Burton. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 1 7 May 
1687. Age 16. 

B.A. 169?; M.A. 1694. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book, 21 June 1689. 
Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1693 June; priest, Chester, 1695 May. Chaplain 
to Heneage, Baron Finch of Guernsey. Vicar of Sturton, Notts. 1710. 
Licensed to hold also the east mediety of Treswell, Notts., distant 3 miles, 
22 June 1710. Later, when his patron had become Earl of Nottingham, he 
was licensed to hold the rectory of Barnburgh, Yorks., as well as Treswell — 
distant 20 miles— on 9 July 1733. Prebendary of Southwell 28 May 1719. 
Died at Barnburgh 28 Nov. 1760, aged 90 (Hunter, South Yorks., 1. 379). 

Wayte, William : admitted as Wait : [father not given] : born at Hampstead 
p Hampsthwaite, near Leeds], Yorks. School : Wakefield, under M"^ Armitage. 
Admitted sizar under M*" Waterhouse 20 May 1687. Age 15. 

B.A. (Wayte) 169^. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 6 July 1689. 
Ordained deacon, York, 1692 May. 

Hazard, Michael : son of Michael : born at Burton-on-Trent. School : not given. 
Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 28 May 1687. Age not given. 

B.A. 169f. Michael, the father, was admitted 1662. Michael Hazard, 
B.A. Christ's, ordained deacon and priest, Lichfield, 1692 Sept. [Another 
Mich. Hazard, B.A., (no college) was ordained at Lincoln, 1689 May: licensed 
to Osgathorpe, Lines. — not found either at Cambridge or Oxford]. Rector of 
Thorpe Constantine, Staffs. 26 May 1708. 

Clark — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Holdsworth, — 1687. 

B.A. (William Clark) 169f ; M.A. 1699. Subscribed in the Scholars' 
Book, 2 Nov. 1689. Ordained priest, York, 1693 Sept. : curate of Wigging- 
ton, Yorks. 24 Sept. 1693. 

Beetham, William : son of David : of Lines. School : Wainfleet, under M"^ 
Thompson. Admitted sizar under M'' Waterhouse 23 June 1687. Age 19. 

B.A. 169f ; M. A. 1695. One of these names was rector of East Keal "ex 
parte Australis," Lines. 8 Dec. 1698 : his signature occurs for the last time in 
1751 : and he was buried there 26 Dec. 1751 having held the rectory 53 years. 
(Rev. R. H. Simpson, rector.) 

Hay hurst — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 23 June 1687. 
Probably never resided. 

Stannard, Francis : son of John : born at Sympson, Bucks. School : Co[u]r- 
te[e]nhall, under M'" Ashbridge. Admitted sizar under M'^ Lovett 23 June 
1687. Age 16. 

B.A. 169f Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1691 Sept.: priest, London, 1694 
June. One of these names rector of Stourmouth, Kent 10 March 17jJ, 



106 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

patron, the Bishop of Rochester : he was there till 1726 : and is not stated, 
like his three predecessors, to have resigned : but if he died he was not buried 
there (D'' N. G. Wilkins, rector). 

Vicars, Charles : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"* Lovett 10 Aug. 
1687, having been previously admitted at Trinity Hall. 
Resided till Mich. 1688. 

Ritschell, John : of Oxford. Admitted " in ordinem ad Gradum Magistri in 
artibus" under M'" Lovett, between 10 and 20 Aug. 1687. 

M.A. 1687. John Ritschell was son of George Ritschell, who was born 
in Bohemia, 1616, and educated at Strasburg and at Oxford; afterwards 
master of the Grammar School, Newcastle 1648-62, vicar of Hexham 1655- 
1683, when he died, Dec. 28. John Ritschell, his younger son, was matricu- 
lated at Trinity College, Oxford 26 March 1680, aged 18 : B. A. from St Alban 
Hall 1683 ; incorporated at Cambridge and M.A. (Christ's) 1687. Succeeded 
his father in 1683 as vicar of Hexham. Vicar of By well St Andrew, 
Northumberland 1690-1705 (Al. Ox. 1260): died 1724 [?]. Author: Topo- 
graphical Description of Hexham. 

Gilbert, John : son of Henry, armiger : born at " Lockoo," Derbs. School : 
Nottingham, under M"" Cudworth. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lovett 
20 Aug. 1687. Age 15. 

B.A. 1691 ; ^j^ 1695 Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 6 July 1689. 
Continued to reside at Cambridge. Buried at Great St Andrew's 10 March 
169|. 

Clarke, Christopher: son of Richard: born at Norwich. School: Norwich, 
under M"^ Burton. Admitted pensioner under M"* Holdsworth [after Michael- 
mas] 1687. Age 16. 

B.A. 169i; M.A. 1695. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. 
Ordained deacon at Rochester : curate of Donne Chapel, Orpington, Kent, 
169«-1714. Chaplain to the Earl of Derby. Rector of Keston, April 1704: 
also by dispensation from Lambeth in 1714 licensed to hold the contiguous 
rectories of Hayes and Heefe [sic], patron, D"^ Rob. Uvedale : instituted 8 June : 
resigned Hayes 23 Oct. 1732. Prebendary of Ely, fifth stall, 14 March 173i. 
Archdeacon of Norwich 22 Feb. r72|-1742. In 1736 gave an estate at 
Rydeu (Roydon) near Lynn for a scholarship with preference to natives of 
Norfolk. In 1738-40 he bore the cost of casing with freestone the front of 
the College from the great gate southwards, thus completing the modernised 
fa9ade begun by Archdeacon Lynford. There were " exceedings " charged 
on the day, 5 May 1739, when M'' Archdeacon Clarke dined in Hall. He died 
at Marlingford Hall 16 May 1742. 

Tailour, Samuel: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 
1 Nov. 1687. 

Probably never resided. 

Ashhurst, Henry : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lovett 
10 Dec. 1687. 

There is no evidence that he resided. Perhaps a son of Henry Ashurst, 
merchant of London (died 1680) "the most exemplary person for eminent 
sobriety self-denial piety and charity that London could glory of " (Baxter). 
Both he and his father Henry, a presbyterian divine, appear often in Henry 
Newcome's Autobiography. The second Henry had a son Henry who became 
a baronet and built Waterstock, Oxon. (D.N.B.) : possibly our man. 



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Walker, William : son of William : born at Burton-on-Trent. School : Barton 
[? under Need wood], Staffs. Admitted sizar under M*" Every 4 Jan. 168i. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 169 J. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 6 July 1689. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1692 May ; licensed to Wymeswold, Leics. ; priest, Lichfield, 
1692 Sept. 

Everard, James : son of James : born in Cambridge. School : Ashwell, Cambs., 
under M^ Backler. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 3 Jan. 168|^. 
Age 15. 

B.A. 169i ; M.A. 1695. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. 
James Everard the father, of Cambridge and of Knapwell, was probably the 
manciple, who died 1691. James the younger, who was born in the parish of 
Great St Andrew's, was ordained deacon, Norwich, 1693 June aged 20 [so in 
the Norwich Register : and the dates agree] : priest, Lincoln, 1700 Sept. He 
was vicar of East Winch 1716-22 (Blomefield, 4. 747) : also of Middleton, 
which is "contiguous" (Rud's Diary 20 Jan. 172^). He married Rebecca, 
daughter of Edw. Bodham of King's Lynn. Died 1722, aged 50. 

Town(e), John : son of John : born at Sudbrooke, Lines. School : Newark, 
under M'" Twells [given as Twelves]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Holds- 
worth 18 Jan. 168|^. Age not given. 

B.A. (Towne) 169 J. John Towne of Sudbrooke in Ancaster, gentleman, 
died 1709. His fourth son, John (Lines, pedigrees, 1310) subscribed in 
the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1692 May, and 
licensed to Grayingham ; priest, 1694 June: and presented to the rectory of 
Grayingham, 4 June, by John Thorold, armiger. One of these names (de- 
scribed as M.A. — but not of either University of that date) was rector of 
Shirland, Derbs. 19 March 172|. 

Meredith, Arthur: [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lovett 
25 Jan. 168|. Resided till Xmas 1688. 

Wolrych, Thomas : son of John, armiger : born at Dudmaston, Salop. Educated 
at home by M"^ Littleford. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 2 March 168|. 
Age 16. 

Next year became fellow-commoner. Resided till Lady Day 1690. Eldest 
son of John Wolrych (1653) son of Sir Thomas: nephew of Sir Francis 
(second baronet) who died June 1688 without male issue, as did all the four 
eldest sons : see under Will. (1647). Sir Thomas Wolrych of Dudmaston (third 
baronet): baptised at Quatt 14 Apr. 1672. Admitted at the Inner Temple 
13 May 1687. Married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Geo. Weld of Willey 
Park, Salop (Lieutenant of the Tower). Died 3 May 1701 : buried at Quatt. 
His widow died April 1765 (aged 93) having survived for 42 years her only 
son Sir John, fourth baronet, sheriff of Salop, accidentally drowned in the Severn 
near his house, 25 June 1723 aged 32, unmarried. By his death the baronetcy 
became extinct, and the estates passed to his mother and sisters. 

Wolrych, John : son of John, armiger : born at Dudmaston, Salop. Educated 
at home by M"^ Littleford. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 2 March 168 J. 
Age 14. 

Younger brother of Thomas, and last of the seven members of the family 
educated here. Admitted at the Inner Temple 13 May 1687. Subscribed in 
the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. Di«d in College of small-pox aged 16, and 
buried at Great St Andrew's 19 Dec. 1689 : M.I., erected by his only brother 
Sir Thomas : the inscription ends with the lines : 



108 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Flos luvenum cecidit : luvenes, in flebile bustum 

Lilia purpureis spargite mista rosis : 
Mista rosis lacrymas aspergite : noster Adonis 

Talia iusta iubet : dulcis Adoni, vale. 

Peachye, — : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Lovett 3 March 
168f 

Perhaps one of the sons of Will. Peachy of Petworth, Sussex who died 
1685. But there is no sign of his residence here. 

Brooke, Thomas : son of William : born at Dodworth, Yorks. School : Wake- 
field, under M"" Gierke. Kept eight terms at Univ. College, Oxford. Admitted 
pensioner under M'" Waterhouse 15 March 168 J. Aged 19. 

B.A. 16fJ; M.A. 1693. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. 
Born 3 June 1669 : his father William of Dodworth (who died 1680) married 
Mary, daughter of William Gates of Denby. Nephew of John Brooke, rector 
of High Hoyland, admitted here 1669. Ordained deacon, York, 1695 Sept. ; 
curate of Barwick-in-Elmet 28 Feb. 169f Rector of Richmond 1706, for 
33 years : J. P. for Yorks. Married Mary, daughter of T>^ Thomas Comber, 
Dean of Durham. Inherited Field Head from his uncle John Brooke in 1725. 
Died at Richmond 28 April 1739 aged 70. M.I. (given by Whitaker, Bich- 
mondshire, 1. 90). See Hunter, F.M.G. 766 : S. Yorks. 2. 262. 

Dakin, Samuel : admitted as Dakins : son of Edward : born at Fairfield, Derbs. 
School : Macclesfield, under M*" Ash worth. Admitted sizar under M^ Water- 
house 6 April 1688. Age 16. 

B.A. (Dakin) 169 J. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book (Dakin) 21 June 
1689. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 169| March; licensed to Matlock : priest, 
1695 July: to be "praelector" at Ashbourne. Probably the Sam. Dakeyne, 
vicar of Holme in Spalding Moor, who died before July 1703. 

Reeve, James : son of James : born at Sible Heningham [Hedingham], Essex. 
School : Earls Colne, under M"" Leadbeater. Admitted sizar under M"^ Water- 
house 7 April 1688. Age 17. 

B.A. 169|. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1692 Dec. : priest, Norwich, 1700 May : curate of St Peter's, 
Ipswich. 

Dalton, Darcy : son of William, eques auratus : born at Hauxwell [Haukswell], 
Richmondshire. School : Bury St Edmunds, under M"^ Leeds. Admitted 
pensioner under M'" Waterhouse 20 April 1688. Age 17. 

B.A. 169J ; M. A. 1695. Son of Sir William Dalton of Haukswell and of 
Elizabeth Wyvill of Burton Constable ; grandson of Dorothy Darcy. Ordained 
deacon, Ely, 1693 Sept. Rector of Lissington, Lines. 6 Feb. 169|^. Rector 
of Binbrooke St Mary, 12 Dec. 1699 : resigned before 1704. Prebendary of 
Ripon 3 May 1705-1712. Rector of Aston 22 Aug. 1712-34. Prebendary 
of York 28 Aug. 1713. Married Mary Harrison of Skellow, Doncaster 
25 Sept. 1701 : she was buried at Ouston 6 Feb. 170f : he had a second wife, 
Jane, who died 1719. Died 27 March 1734 aged 64 (Hunter, F.M.G, 914: 
Yorks. Arch. Journal, 2. 122). Had two sons, Darcy (admitted 1720) and 
Charles (1730). 

Arlush, Nathaniel : son of Stephen : born at Knedlington, [?] Yorks. School : 
Laughton-[en-le-Morthen], Yorks., under M'' Broomhead. Admitted pensioner 
under M*" Waterhouse 3 May 1688. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1690. Stephen Arlush, M.A. (Pet.) was ejected 
from Howden, Yorks. under the Act of Uniformity : he afterwards lived at 



1688 109 

York, died 15 Jan. 168f, and was buried at Howden, aged 57. His son 
Nathaniel died ''a young man" 18 June 1697 and like his father was buried 
at Howden (Hunter, F.M.G. 4. 1260). 

Eachard, Laurence : son of Thomas : born at Barsham, Suffolk. Educated at 
home. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 26 May 1688. Age 17. 

B.A. 169i; M.A. (Echard) 1695. Eldest of three sons, admitted here, of 
Thomas Echard, incumbent of one of the Barshams. By his own statement 
he was *' nearly related " to D"* John Eachard, Master of St Catharine's 1675- 
97. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689 ("Eachard," as the elder 
members of the family spelt it ; Laurence and his brother Chris, wrote 
"Echard" when taking the M.A. degree). He resided at Christ's till 1696 
and doubtless compiled there the material for his future literary work. Ordained, 
Norwich, probably before May 1692 (when a gap in the Norwich book ends). 
Beneficed in Lincoln, at Welton, near Louth, and Elkington (5 Aug. 1696), he 
obtained preferment early : he was prebendary of Lincoln (Louth) 24 Apr. 
1697-1730 and Archdeacon of Stowe 1712-30. He lived at Louth, where he 
wrote the first of a series of books, which had extraordinary vitality. His 
circumstances were very bad, according to Archbishop Wake, who exerted 
himself to obtain a grant for him from the King : and George I presented him 
to Sudborne and Rendlesham in Suffolk — the last by dispensation 14 Sept. 
1722. His health was bad but this did not affect his work. In 1730 he was 
on his way to Scarborough, but got no further than Lincoln, where he died 
August 16, and was buried in the church of St Mary Magdalen on the 29th. 
He married (1) Jane Potter, (2) Justin Wooley of Well, Lines, but had no 
children. His portrait is in the College Library. 

Author: Description of Ireland^ 1691 : of Flanders, 1691 : Compendium 
of Geography, 1691, which went into the eighth edition in 1713 : all these when 
he was only 20. His History of England appeared in 1707, with its con- 
tinuation in 1718, and appendix in 1720. His other best known books were 
the Roman History, 1698, and Ecclesiastical History, 1702 : all these went 
through numerous editions and were standard text-books. Less known, but 
really good, is a translation of three plays of Plautus (Amphiiryo, Epidicus, 
and Pudens) published in 1694, while he was still at Cambridge. 

A satirical contrast of the work of Gilbert Burnet and Laurence Eachard 
(given in Kippis, Biog. Brit. 5. 534) is amusing : 

Gil's history appears to me 
Political anatomy, 
A case of skeletons well done, 
And malefactors everyone. 
II, Id ^ * 

Laurence proceeds another way. 
And well-dressed figures does display: 
His characters are all in flesh : 

* * * * 

He wax-work make to please the sons 
Whose fathers were Gil's skeletons. 
Nicholson, Thomas : son of Timothy : born at Barningham, Richmondshire. 
School : Bedale, under M"" Nicholson. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Holds- 
worth 3 June 1688. Age 16. 

B.A. 169i; M.A. 1696. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. 
Ordained deacon, Carlisle, 1697 May.^ Probably vicar of Grindon, Durham 
1699-1706 : rector of Great Stainton, Durham, 1706-49, when he died. 
(Surtees, 3. 64 and 76.) 



110 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Gerard, Joshua : son of Joshua : born at Stockport, Cheshire. School : Tarvin, 
under M^ Radley. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 9 June 1688. 
Age 18. 

M.B. 1693. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 2 Nov. 1689. Brother of 
John and of Joseph who were admitted 1677. 

Leeke, Gervase : son of Gervase : born at Horbury, Yorks. School : Wakefield, 
under M»' Armitage. Admitted sizar under M'' Waterhouse 9 June 1688. 
Age 17. 

M.B. 1693. Subscribed the Declaration in the Scholars' Book 21 June 
1689, and admitted scholar (on taking the oaths) 18 Nov. 1690. 

Morgan, — : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Waterhouse — June 
1688. 

M.B. 1690 (John Morgan). He must have kept sufficient terms elsewhere : 
perhaps he was the John Morgan, son of Thomas, of Mel bury Abbey, Dorset, 
matriculated at St Mary Hall, Oxford 2 March 168|, aged 18 (Al Ox. 1030). 
He did not reside at Christ's after his admission, though he took the medical 
degree, doubtless after the usual five years' study. 

Littleford, Thomas : Oxoniensis. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 25 June 
1688. 

M.A. 1688. Was private tutor at Dudmaston to Thomas and John 
Wolrych, admitted 2 March 1688; and he probably accompanied them to 
Cambridge. According to AL Ox. 918 he was son of John of Baninghall, 
Salop; matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 18 March 16|^§; B.A. (Oxon.) 
1673: he was also rector of Hughley (near Much Wenlock) 1686. He was 
appointed Burrell Lecturer 1688, and as a beneficiary he signs the Declaration 
in the Scholars' Book, immediately after the first batch of Fellows, in 1689. 
Rector of Quatt, near Bridgnorth 1695. Buried at Quatt 12 March 17 Of. 
His name appears (I understand, as Littlefold) on one of the bells, which was 
recast in 1700 (Rev. J. S. Roper, rector). 

Colbatch, George : son of John : born at ** Yondem " [?], Salop. School : Bridg- 
north, under M"^ Cornes. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 25 June 1688. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 1692 (Mids.) ; M.A. 1705. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 
1689. Brother of John Colbatch of Trinity, Professor of Casuistry, Bentley's 
unlucky opponent. Vicar of Wetwang, near York, 1699-1755 : of Driffield 
1708-55. Curate of Sledmere 1704-55. {Surtees Soc" 65. 465.) Bentley said 
of him that " from a vow or vision in the flower of his age he wore a beard to 
his girdle sufficient for a Greek patriarch " : this eccentricity was noted as an 
indication that John Colbatch's wits were not of the best : Bentley allows 
that George was a "harmless quiet clergyman and much the better of the two." 
According to Monk (Z.^/e of Bentley, 2. 136) he was vicar of Abington, Cambs. 

Lardner, James : son of Thomas : bom in London. School : Merchant Taylors', 
under M'' Bon wick. Admitted sizar under M"^ Holdsworth 27 June 1688. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 169i; M.A. 1695. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. 
Probably brother of John, admitted 1685 ; baptised 18 Sept. 1670 at St Peter's, 
Cornhill, son of Thomas, apothecary. Ordained deacon, London, 1692 Dec. : 
priest, 1694 Sept. Possibly curate of St Bennet, Gracechurch Street : see 
under John Lardner. 

Ives, William : son of Francis : born at Wellingborough, Northants. School : 
Cottinhall p Cottingham], under M"^ Ashbridge. Admitted pensioner under 
W Lovett 28 June 1688. Age 16. 



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1688—1689 111 

B.A. 169i. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. Matricu- 
lated Dec. 1691. Admitted at the Middle Temple 23 Dec. 1689. 

Hutton, William : son of Thomas : bom at St Kew, Cornwall. School : Oke- 
hampton, under M^ Hussey. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 29 June 1688. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1705. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book 21 June 1689. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1692 Sept.; licensed to Wrestlingworth : priest, 
Ely, 1694 June, and instituted to Pampisford 4 June: resigned 1697. 

Cudworth, Benjamin: son of John : [no more facts]. Admitted fellow -commoner 
under M^ Waterhouse 6 Oct. 1688. Age not given. 

M.A. (com. reg.) 1690. Born 1670, youngest son of John, the wealthy 
brother of Ralph the Master, who died shortly before his nephew's admission. 
Brother of Thomas (adm*^. 1676). He had verses in the University collection 
on the accession of William and Mary : hence perhaps his M.A. degree. He 
had IO5. Og?. left him for a mourning ring by M" Cudworth, Ralph's widow. 
He acquired, perhaps by wedding settlement, West Burton Farm in Dorset, 
a property of 110 acres : it was conveyed to him in 1698 by Mary and Thomas 
Thornhurst. He made his will in 1700 and left his property to his cousin 
John Cudworth (see page 46) including his '' leasehold property lying at or on 
or near new fish street hill in London." On 23 Dec. there is a codicil that he 
gives to his brothers John and Samuel Cudworth " tenn shillings each not- 
withstanding their great injustice to me." The will was proved by John 
Cudworth 7 June 1726. 

Perse, William : son of William : born at Faversham, Kent. School : Eton, 
under M*" Roderick. Admitted sizar under M*" Holdsworth 6 Oct. 1688. 
Age 15. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1707. Ordained deacon, York, 169| March; priest, 
1694 Sept. Chaplain to the Earl of Berkshire. Vicar of Weaverthorpe, 
Yorks. : licensed 19 July 1707 to hold also the rectory of West Heslerton, 
distant three miles, vacant by the death of his father William. Died rector 
before Dec. 1723. 

Beachamp, Josias : admitted as Beacham : son of Josias : born at Branston 
[Braunston], Ruts. School : " Oockham " [Oakham], under M*" Love. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 3 Nov. 1688. Age 17. 

B.A. (Beachamp) 169f. Subscribed in the Scholars' Book [Beachamp] 
21 June 1689. Admitted scholar (Beacham) 8 Nov. 1690. Son of Josias 
(curate of Braunston) by his wife Jane Munn ; grandson of Josias by his wife 
Elizabeth, sister of D"" Ralph Cudworth. See Seaton registers in Genealogist, 
5. 63, and 109. Josias, the younger, joined the College five months after the 
death of his great uncle. Ordained deacon, London, 169| Feb. 

Bartow, John : son of Thomas : born at Crediton, Devon. School : Crediton, 

under M^ Gregory. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 31 Jan. 168|. Age 16. 

B.A. 169f. Subscribed to the Declaration 6 July 1689 : admitted scholar 

18 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1694 June; licensed to Pampisford. 

Vicar of Pampisford 28 May 1697-1706. 

Hobart, Talbot : son of Thomas : bom in London. School : not given. Admitted 
pensioner under M^ Ellis 11 Feb. 168|. Age 16. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1696. Subscribed the Declaration 21 June 1689: ad- 
mitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon, Ely, 169| March: priest, 
1698 Sept. Rector of Upwell (patron, Beaupre Bell) 1698-1701, when hedied 
(Blomefield, 4. 190). 



112 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Fielding, John : son of John, " vir honorabilis " : born at Puddletown, Dorset. 
School : Salisbury, under M^ Hardwick. Admitted pensioner under M'" Holds- 
worth 21 Feb. 168f. Age 15. 

B.A. 169|. Nominated and admitted as "Lord Nottingham's (i.e. Finch 
and Baines) Scholar" 17 Dec. 1689. Son of the Hon. John Fielding, D.D., 
Canon of Salisbury by his wife Bridget Cokain. Secretary to Henry, first 
Duke of Portland and Governor of Jamaica (Collins, 3. 276). Died in Jamaica 
1725. 

Middleditch, Jasper (adm. as Caspar) : son of Jasper : born at Bury St Edmunds. 
School : Bury, under M"^ Leeds. Admitted sizar under M'' Holdsworth 8 April 
1689. Age 17. 

B.A. (Jaspar) 169|. Subscribed the Declaration 9 July 1689: admitted 
scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon (Jasper), Norwich, 1696 Sept. : 
priest, 1701 Sept. Vicar of Digby, Lines, (patron. Lord John Hervey) 5 Nov. 
1703; also of Metheringham, Lines., same patron and same day. 

Midgley, Jonathan : son of John : born at Wilsden, Yorks. School : Bingley, 
under M"" Jenkinson. Admitted sizar under M*" Waterhouse 24 Apr. 1689. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 169f. Subscribed the Declaration 21 June 1689 : admitted scholar 
18 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon, York, 1694 Sept. : curate and schoolmaster 
of Kirkheaton near Huddersfield : priest, 1697 Sept. 

Probably cousin of Jos. Midgley (1670) — whom see: and of Rob. (1671). 
Received, 29 June 1709, a grant of arms together with Robert Midgley of 
Leeds and with Samuel (brother of Rob. adm. 1671 — not the Robert just 
mentioned) "whose ancestors had long lived as gentlemen." (Genealogist, 
N.S. 21. 271.) They were second cousins, but Jonathan belonged to the elder 
branch, while Robert was probably the most prosperous. 

Green, Thomas : son of Samuel : born at Skipton. School : Giggleswick, under 
M"^ Briggs. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 6 May 1689. Age 22. 

B.A. (Greene) 1693. Subscribed (Green) the Declaration 6 July 1689: 
admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Ordained priest, York, 1695 May. Will 
dated 29 May 1703 : proved 1 Jan. 170|^ : wife Hannah sole ex.ecutrix (Yorksh. 
Arch. J. 2. 117). 

Clapham, Thomas: son of Thomas : born at Winskill, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, 
under M"" Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 6 May 1689. Age 18. 
B.A. 169§; M.A. 1696. Subscribed the Declaration 21 June 1689. Or- 
dained deacon, York, 1694 June : curate of Bramley chapel : priest, 1704 June. 
Probably head-master of the Grammar School, Bradford, 1699 : preacher at 
Bradford 1703, vicar of Bradford 25 July 1710. Married Anne, daughter of 
David Parkinson and left two children. Died 1718, aged 49 : M.I. in Bradford 
church. James, History of Bradford (continuation) 170 : Bradford Antiquary, 
2. 28 and 285 : the accounts differ somewhat. 

Milner, Harold (signed Harrold) : son of John : born at Wakefield. School : 
Wakefield, under M"" Armitage. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 9 May 
1689. Age 16. 

B.A. 169| (Harrold); M.A. 1699. Subscribed the Declaration 21 June 
1689 : admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1701 
Sept. 

Milner, John : son of John : bom at Wakefield. School : Wakefield, under M"" 
Armitage. Admitted sizar under M"^ Waterhouse 9 May 1689. Age 14. 



1689 US 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1699. Brother of Harrold. Subscribed the Declaration 
21 June 1689 : admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. John Milner B.A. was ordained 
deacon, London, 1693 Dec. (when only 18, if our man). Probably the John 
Milner (of Christ's) rector of Thakeham, Sussex, who died rector 27 Sept. 1741. 
Eachard, Christopher : son of Thomas : born at Barsham, Suffolk. Educated 
at home. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 9 May 1689. Age 16. 

Brother of Laurence: whom see. Subscribed the Declaration 21 June 1689 : 
but migrated to Cath. Hall (where all his forbears were) probably at Mich. 
B.A. (Echard) at Cath. Hall 169|; M.A. 1696. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 
1696 June. One Chris. Eachard was rector of Blundeston, Suff. 1692-1706 : 
probably an uncle, and B.A. (Cath.) 1671. 

Walles — : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M*" Waterhouse 10 May 1689. 
Probably never resided. 

♦Burton, George : son of George : born at Pistry [Pettistree], Suffolk. School : 
Charterhouse (schola Suttoniana), under M'' Walker. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Holdsworth 10 May 1689. Age 27 [sic] 1 17. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1696. Subscribed the Declaration 2 Nov. 1689: ad- 
mitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Elected King Edward's Fellow, succeeding 
Ra. Heathcote 4 June 1695. Ordained priest, Ely, 1696 June. Junior Dean 
and Catechist 1696. Praelector and Bunting Preacher 1698. Steward 1701. 
Senior Dean 1703. Took a few pupils from 1702 when Duckfield's death 
opened the door for other Fellows. Presented to Radwinter, Essex by Will. 
Maynard, Esq., 19 May 1704 : the successor to his Fellowship was elected 
9 Oct. 1705. Died rector of Radwinter 1724 (Morant, 2. 538). 

Thurston, Joseph : son of Joseph : born at Colchester. School : Burntwood 
[Brentwood], under M"" Barnard. Admitted pensioner under M"" Waterhouse 
20 May 1689. Age 16. 

B.A. 169|. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 4 Feb. 168J. 

Barney, Joseph : son of William : born at Barnley [?], Salop. Educated by 
M"- Guest. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 20 May 1689. Age 17. 

Resided till Lady Day 1692. Subscribed the Declaration 21 June 1689. 
Ordained (as a student of Christ's) deacon, Lichfield, 1693 Dec. : licensed to 
Quatford, Salop the same day. Licensed to Kynnardley [? Kynnersley], Salop 
18 Aug. 1697. 

Hallywell, Charles : son of Henry, clerk : born at Ifield, Sussex. Educated at home 
by his father. Admitted sizar under M'" Waterhouse 23 May 1689. Age 17. 
B.A. 169|. Subscribed the Declaration 9 July 1689: admitted scholar 
18 Nov. 1690'. Son of Henry Hallywell, admitted 1657, and Fellow. Ordained 
deacon, Chichester, 1694 Sept. Vicar of Seaford, with Sutton, Sussex 11 Oct. 
1697. Buried at Seaford 1707. Author of a Philosophic Discourse of Earth- 
quakes 1693. (J.E.B.M.) 

Morland, John : of Durham. Admitted pensioner under M'" EUis 29 May 1689. 
Resided till Lady Day 1690. Subscribed the Declaration 9 July 1689. 
Perhaps admitted at Gray's Inn 29 Apr. 1691 as son of George of Windleston, 
Durham. 

Cherry, Henry : son of Edward : born at Macclesfield. School : Macclesfield, 
under M*" Ashworth. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 12 June 1689. 
Age 17. 

Subscribed the Declaration 6 July 1689: admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. 
Not found as B.A. in the University records : but described as such in the list 
for Lady Day 1693, and also in the register of Great St Andrew's, where he was 
buried 25 Jan. 169|— just the time when he would naturally be admitted as B.A. 

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Dacie, John: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 23 June 1689. 
Resided till Mich. 1692. Subscribed the Declaration 31 July 1689: ad- 
mitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. 

Mott, Mark : eldest son of Mark : born at Wethersfield, Essex. School : Bury 
St Edmunds, under M"^ Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M^' Waterhouse 
25 June 1689. Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1691. Buried at Wethersfield 21 Jan. 169|. Mark 
Mott his grandfather was intruded minister of Chelmsford, ejected 1662, died 
1667. He had two sons Mark and Nathaniel: Mark, father of our Mark, 
married Barbara, daughter of Tho. Ady, M.D., of Wethersfield, and died there 
1694 : he was perhaps rector of Great Wratton, Suffolk 1661. 

Calvert, John : son of George : born at Colebrook, Midds. School : Charterhouse 
(" schola Suttoniana "), under M*" Walker. Admitted pensioner under M^ Lovett 
2 July 1689. Age 16. 

Resided till Mich. 1690 : then, perhaps, migrated to Trinity : B.A. (Trin.) 
169f ; M.A. 1702, incorporated Oxford, 1703. Rector of Gissing, Norfolk 
1694. Vicar of Stanwell, Midds., 1697. Vicar of Salehurst, Sussex 1728. 
(Al. Ox.) 

Hart, Edward : son of Edward : born at Massingham, Norfolk. School : Lynn, 
under M"^ Horn. Admitted sizar under M'" Waterhouse, 8 Aug. 1689. Age 17. 
B.A. 1693. Subscribed the Declaration 2 Nov, 1689 : admitted scholar 
18 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1694 Dec. : priest, Norwich, 1696 June. 
Was he the rector of South Wootton, Norfolk to which the College on 5 Oct. 
1697 leased Runcton-Holme for 13s. id. a year together with half a quarter of 
wheat, and one quarter six pecks of malt ? 

Bright, alias Lydall, John : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M^ Holdsworth 1689 [no further date], 

" M'" Bright " appears in the list of M"* Holdsworth's pupils for a year, but 
without charge. Was he the John Bright M.A. (com. reg.) 1690? He was 
second son of Sir Henry Liddell (or Lydall) of Ravensworth Castle by his wife 
Catharine Bright, daughter of Sir John (the Parliamentarian) of Carbrook 
and Badsworth : he inherited his grandfather's estate at Badsworth near Ponte- 
fract and took the name and arras of Bright. Admitted at the Middle Temple 
29 June 1689. He married Cornelia Olutterbuck of the Hydes, Ingatestoue. 
Died 6 Oct. 1737 leaving a son. He and his brother Henry Lydall (see below) 
gave £15 to the Library for books in 1699 and 1701. See Hunter, Hallam- 
shire, 418. 

Lyddall, Henry : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Holds- 
worth, 1689 [no further date]. 

Brother of John ; see above ; third son of Sir Hen. Liddell. Resided till 
Mich^. 1690. Inherited, through his mother, Carbrook which belonged to the 
Brights, her brother John having died in his father's lifetime. Married Anne, 
daughter of John Clavering of Chopwell, Durham : died without issue. (Hunter, 
as above.) 

Miln(e) : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'' Holdsworth, 1689 
[no date]. 

Probably did not reside. Was he the James Milne, M.D. (com. reg.) 1690 ; 
Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 9 Feb. 169^? (Munk, 1. 485.) 



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Towse, Stephen: son of Stephen. Admitted as B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. 
[Neither date nor tutor.] 

M.A. 1691. Subscribed the Declaration 31 July 1689. Probably did not 
reside. 

Downing, Richard : son of Richard. Admitted from Trinity College, Dublin, 
according to his standing there. [No date or tutor.] 

B.A. 16|J. Subscribed the Declaration 31 July 1689. Probably did not 
reside. 

Lovell, George: son of George. Admitted from Trinity College, Dublin, ac- 
cording to his standing there. [No date or tutor.] 

B.A. 16f 9. Subscribed the Declaration 31 July 1689. Probably did not 
reside. The names of these three Dublin men are on the list of Holdsworth's 
pupils, Michaehnas 1689 and Lady Day 1690 — but in each case without charge. 

Raymond, Robert : son and heir of Thomas, eques auratus : born in London. 
School : Eton, under D*" Roderick. Admitted pensioner under M*' Lovett 1 4 
Nov. 1689. Age 15. Afterwards fellow-commoner. 

Eldest son of Sir Tho. Raymond of the King's Bench (admitted 1643). 
Resided from Mich. 1690 to Lady Day 1692. Admitted at Gray's Inn 1 Nov. 
1682: called to the Bar 12 Nov. 1697. Solicitor General 13 May 1710: a 
letter of congratulation from the Master and Fellows (Univ. Lib. Mm vi. 50, 
f. 278). M.P. for Bishop's Castle Oct. 1710 and knighted Oct. 24. Lost his 
office 1714. M.P. for Yarmouth, Isle of Wight 171|— but unseated on peti- 
tion, 1717, after having spoken against the Septennial Bill. M.P. for Ludlow 
1719. Attorney General 20 May 1720. Sergeant-at-law, and Judge of the 
King's Bench 172|. Lord Chief Justice 172|^. Created Baron Raymond of 
Abbots Langley 15 Jan. 173^. Married Anne, daughter of Sir Edw. Northey, 
and had a son, Robert, second and last Baron. Died of stone at his house 
Red Lion Square 18 March 173| : M.I. at Abbots Langley. " A man of great 
learning " distinguished by his " strict impartial and painstaking administra- 
tion of justice." (D.N.B.) Engraving of portrait in Combination Room. 

Pell, Henry: son of Richard: born at Dembleby, Lines. School: Newark, under 
M^ Twelves (T wells). Admitted pensioner under M'" Holdsworth 4 Dec. 1689. 
Age not given. 

Eldest son of Richard Pell of Dembleby, admitted 1663, and of Jane Hudson. 
Resided till Lady Day 1691. Married Anne Thorold 27 Dec. 1693 : who died 
17 Sept. 1733. Hen. Pell, Esq., of Dembleby. Died 27 Sept. 1730, aged 60 : 
buried at Dembleby (Maddison, Lines, peds. 771). 

Pell, Richard : son of Richard : born at Dembleby, Lines. School : Newark, under 
M"" T wells. Admitted pensioner under M"" Holdsworth 4 Dec. 1689. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1697. Brother of Henry; see above. Admitted scholar 
13 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1696 Sept. : priest, Lincoln, 
169|- June: at same time vicar of Pinchbeck, Lines. Died 3 Dec. 1698. 
(Maddison, ut supra.) 

Marshall, Gell : eldest son of Christopher : born in London. School : Felstead, 
under M^ Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Waterhouse 16 Jan. 16fJ. 
Age 17. 

Son of Christopher Marshall, merchant, of Southwark. Resided till Mich". 
1691. Admitted at the Inner Temple 25 June 1692. 

White, Thomas : son of Robert : born in London. School : Simpson, Bucks., under 
M'^ Stannard. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Ellis 20 Feb. 16|J. Age 18. 

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B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1713. Chaplain to Earl Rivers. Rector of Oakley, 
Essex 24 Nov. 1706. Licensed 11 Feb. 17 If to hold also the vicarage of 
Thorpe-le-Soken, distant four miles. 

Dorson [?], Josias: admitted pensioner under M'' Lovett 12 March 16|J: but 
died before he could come into residence. 

Shortland, Thomas : son of Richard : born at Coggeshall, Essex. School : 
Felstead, under M"" Glascock. Admitted sizar under M'' Waterhouse 22 March 
16f«. Age 15. 

B.A. 169f. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. 

Braham, Anthony : son of John : born at Wickhamskj'^th [Wickhara Skeith], 
Suffolk. School : not given. Admitted pensioner under M'" Holdsworth 

7 April 1690. Age 16. 

B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar (Braham) 18 Nov. 1690. 

Green, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Colchester. School : Felstead, under M^ 
Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M*" Waterhouse 8 April 1690. Age 17. 
B.A. 1693. Possibly the Tho. Green, son and heir of Thomas of Easthorpe 
(between Kelvedon and Colchester) admitted at Lincoln's Inn 6 June 1689. 

*Sherwill, Thomas : son of John : born at Hollingberry [Hallingbury], Essex. 
School : Felstead, under M^ Glascock. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 

8 April 1690. Age not given. 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1697; D.D. 1717. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. 
Ordained deacon, Ely, 1696 June: priest 1698 June. Admitted Fellow 
31 Oct. 1695, succeeding Tho. Fairmedow (whom he also succeeded in his 
living). Junior Dean and Catechist 1697 : Bunting Preacher and Praelector 
1699: Steward 1702: Senior Dean 1704 and 1709. Vicar of Madingley 1710. 
Took a few pupils between 1702 and 1712. Presented to Anstye on the death 
of Tho. Fairmedow 2 July 1711 : vacated his fellowship 1712. Died at Anstye 
before Nov. 1740, aged 66. Author: Church Conformity asserted and 
vindicated, 1704. Degeneracy of the present age as to Principles, 1740. Other 
sermons, one on the anniversary of Queen Anne's accession, preached before 
the University, 1709, Monarchy, attended with high birth the best establishment : 
one a sermon preached at Felstead school 18 July 1710. 

Topping, Thomas : son of Henry : born at Clitheroe, Lanes. School : Clitheroe, 
under M^ Cockroft. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 19 April 1690. 
Age 20. 

I think he did not reside here : probably B.A. (Magd.) 169| ; M.A. 1704. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 169| March; licensed to Bolnhurst, Beds. One of 
these names vicar of Whittlesea St Mary, and of St Andrew 1703-42, when 
he died. (Sweeting, Peterborough Churches, 102.) 

Spring, Thomas : baronet : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner "pro 
ordinis dignitate" under M'' Holdsworth 24 April 1690. Age not given. 

Resided till Lady Day 1691. Son of Sir Will. Spring of Pakenham near 
Bury (admitted 165|) who died April 1684. Sir Thomas Spring of Pakenham : 
married 28 May 1691, Merelina, daughter of Tho., Lord Jermyn by whom he 
had three sons and six daughters. Died 2 April 1704, aged 32 : buried in 
Pakenham Church. M.I. (Howard Vis\ of Suffolk 1561, 1. 196.) His widow 
married Sir Will. Gage of Henham, and died 1727 aged 52. 

*Broughton, John : son of Thomas : born at Wyermouth (? Wearmouth), Durham. 
Educated at home. Admitted sizar under M^" Holdsworth 28 April 1690. 
Age 16. Pensioner 11 July 1691. 



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B.A. 169|; M.A. 1697; D.D. 1716. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. 
Perhaps son of Tho. Broughton (admitted 1652), clerk. Elected Fellow 10 July 
1694, in place of Jude Holdsworth. Junior Dean and Catechist 1695. Prae- 
lector and Bunting Preacher 1697. University Taxor 1700. Married in 1701 
and vacated his fellowship. Lecturer at St Andrew's, Holborn. Chaplain to 
John, Duke of Marlborough (Cole). Vicar of Kingston on Thames 1712. 
Had an estate called Duddo in Northumberland : also property in Suffolk. 
In 1702 gave £10 to the restoration of the Chapel. Died 1720. Author: 
(perhaps) Psycholoyia^ or an account of the nature of the human soul 1703. 
Letter to a Roman Catholic 1703, published by his son 1735 (Cole): The great 
Apostasy from Christianity with its evil influence on the Civil State. 

Pattison, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at " Newston " [Euston], Suffolk. 
School : Thetford, under M^ Burrell. Admitted sizar under M"^ Holdsworth 
15 May 1690. Age 16. 

B.A. (Patteson) 169f ; M.A. 1697. Admitted scholar 13 Jan. 169|. 
Ordained priest, Norwich, 1696 Sept. Rector of Welborne, Norfolk 1697- 
1700. Rector of Marlingford 1700-1723, when he resigned. Rector of 
Easton 1700-24. The three places are distant not more than four miles 
from each other, lying between East Dereham and Norwich. 

♦Palmer, Richard : son of Isaac : born at Whittlesey Mere, Hunts. School : St 
Paul's, under D^ Goad. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 7 June 1690. Age 17. 
B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1697. Nominated as "Lord Nottingham's scholar," 
and admitted 5 July 1690. Nominated Finch and Baines Fellow on the 
death of Rob. Finch, and was admitted 20 July 1696. Junior Dean and 
Catechist 1698. Praelector 1700. Senior Dean 1705, 1710. He signed all 
presentations to livings, and apparently resided regularly. Died in College 
and was buried in the ante-chapel 18 July 1713. 

Jackson, Thomas: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 10 July 
1690. • 

B.A. 169|. One of these names was vicar of Little Marlow, Bucks. 6 April 
1709 : patron, Borlase Warren, arm^ 

Burman, Richard : son of William : [no more facts]. Admitted sizar under 
M^ Lovett 20 June 1690. 

B.A. 169f . Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon, Worcester, 
1695: priest, 1699. 

Littleton, Edward: Oxoniensis, admitted "in ordine ad gradum M.A." as 
pensioner under M"^ Lovett 27 June 1690. 

Matric*^ at All Souls, Oxford (as son of Edward, pleb. of Salop) 10 July 
1681, aged 17. B.A. 1685 ; M.A. (Christ's) 1690. Rector of Merston 24 Dec. 
1689-1701. Vicarof Amberley 28 Mar. 1701, and rector of Bignor 1 May 1701 
(patron, the Crown). Canon of Chichester 1706. Fellow of Eton College 
2 July 1726. Vicar of Maple Durham, Oxford 1726-33, when he died on 
Nov. 16. (See Foster, Al Ox. 919.) 

Ward, Charles : son of William : born at Morpeth. School : Morpeth. Admitted 
sizar under M'" Holdsworth 28 June 1690. Age 17. 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1700. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. One of these 
names (M.A.) was vicar of Chatton, near Wooler, Northumberland 1711 : 
vicar of Long Hor:sley 1714 (patron, the Crown). Possibly vicar of Tynemouth 
in 1740 (Brand, 2. 123); but this may be Charles Ward, M.A. of St John's 
1736, son of Will. Ward, merchant, and born at Newcastle, who was afterwards 
vicar of Whittinghame 1763-73 (Scott, 4«3). See Hodgson, ii. ii. 92. 

Stoddart, Charles : son of Charles : born at Morpeth. School : Morpeth. 
Admitted sizar under M'" Holdsworth 28 June 1690. Age 16. 




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B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1700. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Curate of 
St Andrew, Newcastle 30 July 1696-1702. P.C. of Bamburgh 1702-12. 
Yicar of Chillingham 1704 : there in 1720. Yicar of Eglingham 1712. Vicar 
of Whalton (not far from Morpeth) 1748 (unless this be his son). Died 
29 Aug. 1758. There was a unique succession of Charles Stoddarts here, 
through four generations: this one the first in 1690 : son in 1726 : grandson 
in 1758 : great grandson in 1790. 

Ford, Thomas : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 30 June 1690. 
B.A. 169J; M.A. 1697: incorporated Oxford 1703. Admitted scholar 
18 Nov. 1690. Probably the Tho. Ford B.A., Master of the Grammar School, 
Buckingham 1696-1709 (Lipscombe, 2. 584). Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1698 
June and licensed to Buckingham: priest, 170f, licensed to Radclive, near 
Buckingham. Foster {Al. Ox. 515) who thinks he might be son of Thomas 
Ford, born at Exeter and admitted at the Inner Temple, says he was vicar of 
Banwell, Somerset, 3 Feb. 171|: and Canon of Wells 18 Apr. 1721-174f 
(Le Neve, 2. 185, 197.) 

Keynton, Thomas : son of Israel : born at Hertford. School : Hertford, under 
M"^ Battell. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 7 July 1690. Age 16. 
B.A. 169|; M.A. 1697. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1697 Dec. : priest, 1698 Dec. One of these names was rector 
of Bugbrooke, Northants. 1720 (Bridges, 1. 487). 

Robinson, Edmund : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 
16 Sept. 1690. 

Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Buried at Great St Andrew's 12 Dec. 1692. 

Hussey, William: son of Thomas, bart. : born at Doddington, Lines. Educated 
at home, under M*" Carleton. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Holds worth 
10 Oct. 1690. Age 16. 

Second son of Sir Thomas Hussey of Doddington (admitted 165|). Resided 
till Lady Day 1692. Buried at Doddington 29 July 1698. (Lines, pedigrees, 
530.) 

Watkinson, John : son of Henry : born at Beeston, Notts. School : Nottingham, 
under M^ Knight. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 23 Oct. 1690. Age 17. 
B.A. 1694; M.A. 1698. Ordained deacon, York, 1696 June. 

Withers, Robert : son of John : born at Arham [? Arkholm], Lanes. School : 
Lancaster, under M"^ Lodge. Admitted pensioner under M*" Lovett 23 Oct. 
1690. Age 17. 

B.A. 169| ; M.A. 1698. Admitted scholar 8 Aug. 1691. Ordained deacon, 
London, 1695 Dec. Rector of Gately, on the presentation of the College. 

Died rector 1718 ; at Lady Day 1718 there is a charge for a copy of his will. 
Adam Wall records (ms. Univ. Lib., Mm v. 48) that he left, under certain 
conditions, a house called Harts and 2J acres at Gately for the vicars suc- 
cessively, and their widows, for ever. 

Castell, Philip : son of Philip : born at Huntingdon. School : Huntingdon, under 
M*" Mathews. Admitted sizar under M'' Lovett 8 Nov. 1690. Age 15. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1698; incorporated Oxford, 1704. Yicar of St Bar- 
tholomew the Less 5 Feb. 170^-1715. Vicar of Christ Church, Newgate Street, 
. with the rectory of St Leonard, Foster Lane attached to it, 28 Sept. 1715-1718, 
when he died. 

Major, John: son of Robert: born at Holme, Derbs. School: Worksop, under 
M'" Calton. Kept five terms at St John's. Admitted sizar under M'" Water- 
house 11 Nov. 1690. Age 19. 



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B.A. 169|; M.A. 1729. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. His father 
was a husbandman (agricola) : so in entry at St John's 14 Feb. 168|. Ordained 
deacon, York, l(:i94 Sept. : priest, 1696 June. Curate of Sokeholme Chapel in 
the parish of Warsop, Notts. 24 Sept. 1694. Vicar of Croxton Kerrial, Leics. 
18 Feb. 1703, patron John, Earl of Rutland, whose chaplain he was. Also 
rector of Harby, Leics. 6 July 1703, same patron. Had dispensation 7 May 
1729 to hold together with Harby the rectory of Tollerton, Notts, (patron, 
John Neale), distant 7 miles: this last he resigned before Nov. 1738. Died 
4 June 1739. 

Bordley, Stephen : son of Stephen : born at South Sheeres [Shields], North- 
umberland [sic]. School : Sedbergh, under M*" Wharton. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Lovett 12 Nov. 1690. Age 17. 

B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Son of Stephen Bordley, 
vicar of South Shields, admitted 1654. Ordained deacon, London, 1695 Sept. : 
priest, 1696 Sept. Was he the M^' Bordley who was head-master of Lancaster 
school before 1701 and in 1709? or was this Will. Bordley, M.A. (St John's) 
1692? 

Casborn, John : son of William : born at Fordhara, Cambs. School : Fordham, 
under M*" Taylor. Admitted pensioner under M"" Waterhouse 15 Nov. 1690. 
Age 15. 

M.B. 1697. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. 

Twells, John : son of John : born at Pitesly [Pytchley], Northants. School : 
Newark, under his father. Admitted sizar under M^ Holds worth 16 Nov. 
1690. Age 18. 

B.A. 1694. Not the John Twells, rector of Broughton Astley, who was 
M.A. and probably of Clare. John Twells, the father, who sent many pupils 
to the College, was master of Newark School 39 years and died there 29 Dec. 
1712 (or 1713) aged 61. 

*Boldero, John : son of Simon : born at Ixworth, Suffolk. School : Bury, under 
M^ Leeds. Admitted sizar under M*" Holdsworth 24 Aug. 1691. Age 17. 

B.A. 169| ; M.A. 1699. Seems to have deferred residence for a year : he 
first appears in the list of Holdsworth's pupils, Mich. 1692, without any 
charge ; not again : perhaps he kept in the Master's lodging. Admitted 
scholar 6 Apr. 1693. Simon Boldero of Ixworth, gent. 1636-1704, married 
Frances God bold : he had two sons — the elder son Simon of Jesus College (of 
which his kinsman D'' Edm. Boldero was Master 1663-79), afterwards 
rector of Woolpit, and father of John, admitted here 1715: and John, who 
was born 1674. Elected Fellow 27 Jan. 169y in the place of John Cudworth. 
The election caused some dissatisfaction, as appears from a MS. book of Simon 
Every : his note for the day is " then the Hon. Ma[ster] of Xst's Coll. 
chooses Bold. Fellow against both the Coll. St. and y^ Law of y^ realm " : the 
names of five Fellows, and Matt. Baines (the cook's son, subsequently Fellow), 
follow this note. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1697 May: priest, 1698 June. 
Junior Dean and Catechist 1699. Bunting Preacher 1700. Praelector 1701. 
Steward 1704. Senior Dean 1706, 1711. At the election of College Officers 
30 Sept. 1713 Covel makes the note: "The M^ nominated M"^ Boldero 
president at the same time." Began to take pupils about 1702 and from 1709 
to 1713 he was the most important tutor having between ^ and f of the whole 
number. Presented to Fen Drayton 26 July 1707 : this did not interfere 
with his residence in College. Senior Proctor 1713. On 22 April 1713 he 
was ))resented to Clipston, vacant hy^ the death of Alex. Young : which 
should have vacated his Fellowship April 1714 in the middle of his Proctor- 
ship. He availed himself of his nomination to be "president" — though the 



120 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Statutes recognised no such office — to retain his Fellowship for three years. 
The Master supported him on the strength of the Elizabethan Statute about 
" praesides " : every College must have a " praeses " : who shall be " vicarius " 
in the Masters absence. In Oct. 1714 three of the Fellows (Moor, Husband 
and Cockshutt) appealed to the V.C. who gave notice that he would hear the 
appeal on Oct. 29. Perhaps it was withdrawn : in any case, there is no decision 
on the point in the "Visitor's Box," and Boldero retained his fellowship till 
15 Oct. 1716, when he wrote in the Order Book his formal resignation, and 
Covel wrote his acceptance of it. In 1721 Aug. 26 he had a disj)ensation to 
hold with Clipston the rectory of Dingley, distant five miles. He married 
Abigail Dickens, of Bosworth, widow, by whom he had no children. Died 
22 May 1751, aged 77 : M.I. in Ixworth church. His nephew, John, was 
admitted 1715 and his grand-nephew, also John, 1748. Author: a sermon 
on Deut. xxxiii. 29, published 1716. Probably his qualifying sermon under 
the Elizabethan Statute ! However he cared for some books, for on leaving 
Cambridge he purchased from the Library, under College order of 7 Dec. 
1717, "M^ Medes Works, Fuller's Church History, Plutarch's Works, 
Epictetus' Enchiridion, Plautus (var.), Yergil, Catullus, Horace, Terence 
(Cambr. Edit. 4^^) "—all for £5, 

Yarborough, John : son of John : born at Newark. School : Newark, under 
M'^ Twells. Admitted pensioner under M'" Holdsworth 29 Jan. 169f. 
Age 16. 

M.B. 1696. Admitted scholar 6 April 1693. 

Dubordieu, Armand : " natione Callus " [no more facts]. Admitted sizar under 
M"- Lovett 31 Jan. 169^. 

B.A. 1691; M.A. 1716. Transferred to M'' Holdsworth in 1693. Came 
from Montpellier, a Protestant exile. Ordained deacon, London, 169| Feb. : 
priest, Peterborough, 1696 June. Yicar of North Weald, Essex 8 Oct. 1715- 
33, patron the Bishop of London. Had license 11 April 1716 to hold also the 
rectory of Sawbridgeworth, Herts., distant five miles. Died 25 Aug. 1733 aged 
61, leaving six sons and two daughters. (See Yates, French Exiles, 2. 224.) 
Brother of John Armand Dubordieu, matric^. at Gloucester Hall, Oxford 
169f, minister of the Episcopal French Church in the Savoy, died 1727, 
"known for his services against popery and the Pretender" (Foster, Al. Ox. 
427). 

Broughton, Amcotts : son of Thomas, armiger : grandson of Sir Brian, baronet, 
born at Broughton, Staffs. Educated in London by M*" Meure. Admitted 
fellow-commoner under M'' Holdsworth 2 Feb. 169^. Age 16. 

Resided till Mich^ 1692. Eldest son of Thomas Broughton by his wife 
Rhoda, daughter of John Amcotts of Aisthorpe, Lines. (The grandfather, 
Brian, was created in 1660 a Baronet by Charles II in reward for his father's 
loyalty.) Died without issue during his father's lifetime 14 Sept. 1700. 
A brother, Brian (afterwards Sir Brian) admitted 1695. 

Richardson, John : son of John : born at Bradford. School : Bradford, under 
M'- Wood. Admitted sizar under M"^ Lovett 6 Feb. 169^. Age 15. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1698. Born 1675: son of John Richardson of Birks in 
the parish of Bradford (which was left to him, the third son, by his father, 
Ri. Richardson of Bilsley — see Yorks. Wills, ix. 89) by his wife Hannah, 
sister of John, Archbishop Sharp. Ordained deacon, York, 169| March : 
priest, 1699 Sept. Yicar of Burton Agnes 16 Aug. 1702-3. Rector of 
Beeford 19 April 1704-35: Precentor and Canon of York (Bilton 1701, 



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1691 121 

Wistow 1703). Archdeacon of Cleveland 3 Aug. 1711. Married Alethea 
Wardraan of Catfoss in Holderness : but had no children. Died at York 
28 Oct. 1735, aged 60: buried in the Cathedral. 

Smith, Charles : son of Thomas, eques auratus : born at Stretton [1 Stutton], 
Suffolk. School : Felstead, under M"" Glascock. Kept four terms at Queens' 
College. Admitted pensioner under M'' Waterhouse 11 Feb. 169^. Age 18. 
B.A. (Smyth) 169|. Ordained deacon, London, 1695 May: priest, 1696 
Dec. One of these names rector of Great Bromley, Essex 19 Apr. 1700: 
Foster makes him an Oxonian incorporated at King's 1699, but rector in 
1695. 

Lawson, William : son of Thomas: born at Stainforth, York s. School: Giggles- 
wick, under M^ Arraitstead. Admitted sizar under M'' Lovett 28 Feb. 169f. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 1694. Ordained deacon, York, 1700 May. Curate of Halton Gill, 
Arncliffe, 27° May 1700. 

Lupton, Charles : son of Thomas : born at Bentham, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M*^ Armitstead. Admitted sizar under W Lovett 28 Feb. 169^. 
Age 19. 

Resided till Mich^ 1693. 

Tatham, Richard : son of Edmund : born at Tonstall, Lanes. School : Bingley, 
Yorks., under M'" Marshall. Admitted pensioner under M'" Lovett 27 April 
1691. Age 19. 

B.A. 169 J. Admitted scholar 6 April, 1693. Son of Edmund, admitted 
1654, and perhaps vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale. A brother, John, admitted 1692. 

Withers, Edmund : son of Thomas : born at Halton, Lanes. School : Bingley, 
Yorks., under M^ Marshall. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 27 Apr. 
1691. Age 16. 

B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 6 Apr. 1693. Ordained deacon, York, 1695 
May : priest, 1699 June. Curate and school-master of Topcliffe, near Thirsk, 
20 May 1695. Curate of Ravenfield 6 May 1697. Hector of Rossington 
170|^ : resigned before June 1710. Master of Doncaster School 1707-37. 
(Hunter, S. Yorks., 1. 30 and 44.) Also vicar of Owston in 1719 {ib. 2. 479). 
Original member of the Doncaster Society in 1714 {ib, 1. xxv). Died 1744, 
aged 70. A brother. Will., admitted 1692. 

Benson, Robert : son of Robert : born at Wakefield. Educated in London by 
M^ Meure. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Lovett 6 May 1691. 
Age 15. 

Resided till Lady Day 1692. Doubtless, the M"" Rob. Benson who in 1702 
gave £10 to the restoration of the Chapel. 

Carre, Andrew : Scotus [no more facts]. Admitted fellow-commoner under 

LM^ Lovett 6 May 1691. 
Probably he never resided. Perhaps third son of Rob. Carre of Middlemass 
Wells (fined £600 after the Restoration) and of Isabel, daughter of Andrew 
Riddell : died s.p. before 1738 (Genealogist, 3. 111). 
Thorn 
s 



Thompson, John : son of Thomas : born at Wain fleet. Lines. Educated at home 
by his father. Admitted sizar under M'' Waterhouse 21 May 1691. Age 17. 
B.A. 1694 ; M.A. 1698. Admitted scholar 8 Aug. 1691. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 169| Feb. ; licensed to St Paul's, Skegness : priest, 1698 June. One 
of these names was rector of Boothby G^affbe, Lines. 14 Sept. 1702, presented 
by Job. Towne : gone before 1709. One was rector of Pick worth, Lines. 
11 Nov. 1703, presented by M""^ Faith Heneage. 



122 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Nelson, George : son of Thomas : born at Unthank, Cumberland. School : Blink- 
holm [? Blencowe], under M"' Ogle. Admitted sizar under M^ Lovett 27 May 
1691. Age 18. 

B.A. 169J; M.A. 1709. Admitted scholar 1 April 1693. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1695 Dec. : priest, 1697 Dec. 

Overend, Christopher: son of William: born at Bentham, Yorks. School : 
Sedbergh, under M^ Wharton. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 8 June 1691. 
Age 19. 

Resided one term and migrated to Trinity Hall : B.A. (Trin. H.) 1694.* 
M.A. 1701. Perhaps tutor to Will. Ward at Slingsby, Yorks. up to 1694. 
Probably rector of East Bridgford, Notts. 2 Jan. 170|^ on the presentation of 
Pat. Chaworth, Esq., of Annesley. Buried there 21 Dec. 1741. 

Bebington, Thomas : son of Michael : born at Westminster. Educated " apud 
Belgas." Admitted pensioner under M'" Holdsworth 22 June 1691. Age 17. 
Resided till Mich^ 1692. Probably the Tho. Babington, son of Michael (of 
St Margaret's, Westminster), admitted at Gray's Inn 1 Dec. 1691. There was 
a family with the name spelt this way at Bebington near Birkenhead : see 
Ormerod-Helsby, 2. 451 : but the pedigree given there ends too soon. 

Wildman, Geoffrey : son of Thomas : born at Thornton, Yorks. School : Sedbergh, 
under M"" Wharton. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 23 June 1691. Age 18. 
Resided one term. 

Mason, George : son of Paul : born in London. School : Newark, under M*" Twells. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Holdsworth 25 June 1691. Age 17. Pensioner, 
Oct. 7. 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1698. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 169| March. Probably 
rector of Binbrooke St Mary 13 Mar. 170f. 

Askew, Antony : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett, 26 June 
1691. 

Did not reside. Was he the Antony Askew, physician of Kendal, who 
married Anne Storrs of Storrs Hall, and had a son Antony admitted at 
St John's 1716? A third Antony was M.D. of Emmanuel 1750. (See D. N.B. : 
also Hodgson, ii. ii. 199.) 

Forster, Thomas : son of John : born at Crooklech p], Northumberland. School : 
Morpeth, under M"" Jackson. Admitted pensioner under M*" Holdsworth 
2 July 1691. Age 18. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1698. Admitted scholar 6 April 1693. Born 1672, 
son of John Forster, by his wife Mary, daughter of Ri. Forster of Newham : 
and grandson of Tho. Forster of Adderstone. (Bateson, 1. 229.) Ordained 
deacon, London, 1701 June. Vicar of Leake, near Thirsk (Dec. 1704), on the 
presentation of Bishop Crewe of Durham. Died 1726. 

Trigg, Thomas : son of John : born at Stevenage. School : Buntingford, under 
M^' England. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 8 July 1691. Age 17. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1698, incorporated Oxford, 1700. Admitted scholar 
8 Aug. 1691. Ordained deacon, London, 169| March : priest, Lincoln, 
1701 June. Probably tutor to the Hon. Ri. Bulkeley at Baron Hill, up to 
Aug. 1698. Rector of Letchworth, Herts. 30 June 1701-48, patron. Will. 
Lytton, miles. Also curate of Wymondley, Herts. Sept. 1709. 

Jennison, Ralph : son of Henry : born at Newcastle. Educated in London by 
M'' Meure. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Holdsworth 26 Sept. 1691. 
Age 17. 

Presided till Lady Day 1693, perhaps later. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 
19 Dec. 1693. Eldest son of Henry Jennison and Mary Watson, who 




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owned lands at Ryton near Newcastle. Nephew of Will. (1668). Alive in 
1704 when he was executor of his father's will (Surtees, 3. 322). Perhaps the 
Ra. Jenison of Wolsington Hall, not far from Newcastle, who was Sheriff in 
1717 (Brand, 2. 512). 

Thurston, Thomas : son of Joseph : born at Colchester. School : Burntwood 
[Brentwood], under M*" Bernard. Admitted pensioner under M"" Waterhouse 
8 Oct. 1691. Age 16. 

M.B. 1697; M.D. 1701. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 21 May 1691 and pro- 
bably studied law for a time, then medicine : came into residence at Cambridge 
Lady Day 1694, and paid Study-rent at Christ's up to Lady Day 1702 ; was 
admitted fellow-commoner at Caius 2 Feb. 170f and resided there some time 
(Venn, 1. 510). He gave £50 and a number of medical books to the library 
of Caius College. But he left Christ's on good terms with the Society, for he 
gave .£30 in 1 702 to the restoration of the Chapel. 

Marks, Daniel : son of William : born at Gayton, Northants. School : Cour- 
teenhall, Northants., under M^ Ashbridge. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 
10 Nov. 1691. Age 21. 

B.A. 1695 Mids. Ordained priest, Peterborough, 1700 May. Vicar of 
Weldon, Northants. 1721 (Bridges, 1. 595). 

Mason, Edward : son of T. Mason of Monmouth, pleb. Matric^. at Balliol, 
Oxford, 15 Dec. 1690. Age 17. 

B.A. 1694. Removed to Cambridge and M.A. (Christ's) 1698. Rector 
of Hampton Bishop, Hereford 1698 : and of Bromyard (third portion) 1700. 
{Al. Ox. 982.) 

Dawson, William : son of Christopher : born at Langcliff, Yorks. School : 
Giggles wick, under M*" Armitstead. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 
28 Jan. 169|. Age 15. 

B.A. 169 J. Admitted at Gray's Inn 25 Oct. 1693. Will. Dawson of 
Langcliff Hall, Settle. J. P., and major in the Yorks. Militia. Married Jane, 
daughter and heiress of Amt>rose Pudsey of Bolton Hall : father of Ambrose 
Dawson, M.D. Friend of Sir Isaac Newton who visited him at Langcliff. 
Perhaps he is the author (Will. Dawson 1690) of some very good hexameters 
(printed in Morant-Whitaker, Craven, 176) describing the older village of 
Langcliff which was destroyed in a Scottish raid, temp. Edw. II. 

Clement, Francis : son of James : born in London. School : Durham, under 
M'' Battersby. Admitted sizar under M^ Holdsworth 5 Feb. 1691 Age 19. 
B.A. 169|. Subscribed the Declaration 20 June 1692, presumably as 
scholar-elect : but not so stated. Rector of St Mary le Bow, Durham 1700-5. 
Married Anne Hunter 9 July 1700. Vicar of By well, Northumberland, 1703. 
(Surtees, 4 ["City of Durham"] 41. 45.) 

Waterhouse, Benjamin: son of John : born at Wakefield. School : Wakefield, 
under M"" Armitage. Admitted sizar under M*" Waterhouse 13 Feb. 169 J. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1699. Admitted scholar 6 April 1693. Perhaps the 
vicar of Hollingbourne, Kent who resigned it 1770 : but in that case he lived 
to a very great age : the vicar of that place edited in 1663 a work by the Rev. 
David Waterhouse (admitted here 1698 as son of John Waterhouse of Wake- 
field) — apparently his brother. 

Tailor, William : son of William : born at '^arrel-Sikes," Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M"" Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M*" Lovett 15 Feb. 169i. 
Age 17. 



124 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

The matriculation which seems to correspond is of Ri. (not Will.) Tailor: 
Richard is also B.A. 169| : there may have been two men, Will, and Richard : 
but this is not supported by the Study-rents. 

Proctor, John: [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett 15 Feb. 169i. 
No residence of any Proctor at this time. May be the same as Joh. Proctor 
admitted 29 Nov. 1G94 : whom see. 

Brittain, John : son of John : born at Sleyford [Sleaford], Lines. School : Okeham 
[Oakham], under Mr Love. Admitted sizar under M*" Holdsworth 16 March 
169i Age not given. 

Matric^i. December 1G95. B.A. 169f. Admitted scholar 17 Jan. 169f. 
Transferred to M^ Duckfield in 1694. Resided only till Lady Day 1696 in spite 
of his new scholarship. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 169| March; licensed to 
Billingborough : priest, 1700 May. 

Moore, Stephen : son of Thomas : of Yorkshire. School : Giggles wick, under 
M^ Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 28 March 1692. Age 21. 

B.A. (More) 169|. Admitted scholar (More) 17 Jan. 169|. Resided till 
Mich«. 1696. Rector of Clitheroe 1696, not later than 1701 (Whitaker, 
Whalley, 2. 92). 

Sanford, Martin : son of Thomas : born at Thorverton, Devon. School : Tiverton, 
under M'' Sanders. Admitted sizar under M*" Duckfield 15 April 1692. Age 15. 
Pensioner, June 1693. 

B.A. 169|^. Admitted scholar 6 Apr. 1693. His father Thomas was vicar 
of Thorverton apparently before 1677 till 1716, when he died. There is no 
trace of him, but the family lingered on : a parish clerk, Martin Sanford, was 
alive within the memory of man. (Information from Rev. F. L. Bazeley, vicar.) 

Bright, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Pakenham. School : Bury, under 
M"" Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M^' Holdsworth 29 April 1692. Age 17. 
Admitted at the Middle Temple 17 Aug. 1689 as eldest son of Thomas of 
" Netherhall in Peckingham, Suffolk." That Thomas was son of Thomas 
of Netherhall Manor by his wife Eliz., daughter of Clement Heigham of 
Barrow, Suffolk. Married in 1712 Mary, daughter of Will. Grigson of Forncett 
St Peter's, and had a son Thomas (the fourth in succession of Netherhall) who 
died unmarried in 1736, aged 23, the last of his line. But Thomas (no. 3) is 
said to have been born in 1660 (see pedigree in J. B. Bright's History of the 
Brights of Suffolk). Possibly that Thomas died in infancy and was followed by 
another brother called Thomas, bom ca. 1675 (S.H. A.H.). Died 27 Apr. 1727 
and buried in Thurston church, the burial place of the family ; Netherhall is 
on the boundaries of Pakenham and Thurston, and called sometimes the one, 
sometimes the other (ih.). 

Clark, James : son of James : born at Seroreby [?], Northants. School : 
Sedber[gh]. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 7 May 1692. Age 19. 

B.A. 1696 Mids. Admitted scholar 6 Apr. 1693. Ordained deacon, 
Carlisle, 1696 June. 

Bagshawe, William : son of Henry : born at Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbs. School : 
Mansfield, under M"" Foxlow. Admitted sizar under M'' Waterhouse 17 May 
1692. Age 17. 

B.A. 169f. Admitted scholar 6 Apr. 1693. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 
1698 June, with the note " non nisi propter spem melioris profectus appro- 
batus " ; licensed to the chapel of Ashford in Bakewell : whatever further 
progress he made, he was ordained priest at Worcester 25 May 1700 : when 



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he was (or became) curate of Edale. Vicar of Glossop, Derbs. 3 Aug. 1703 ; 
where the well known " Apostle of the Peak," of the same names, had died 

8 Apr. 1702, aged 74 : I have not discovered any relationship between them, 

Ridley, John : son of Nicholas : born at Ecles, near Chipchase, North umb^. 
School : Morpeth, under M'" Jackson. Admitted sizar under M*" Holds worth 

9 June 1692. Age 15. 

Transferred to M*" Duckfield and resided till Mich^. 1694. He would seem 
to have belonged to the Parkend Ridleys (close to Chipchase) but I cannot 
identify him. 

Bunchley, Richard : son of Edward : born at Burn [Bourn], Cambs. School : 
Peterborough, under M'' Warren. Admitted sizar under M"" Lovett 16 June 
1692. Age 17. 

B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Son of Edward (1653) vicar 
of Bourn. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1696 Sept. : priest, 1698 June. Probably 
vicar of Caxton 8 Mar. 173|, and of Bourn 24 July 1739. Buried at Bourn 
5 Feb. 1754. 

Scaife, Richard : [father not given] : born at Ottrington, Richmondshire. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Holds worth 18 June 1692. Age 18. Pensioner 
June 1693. 

Resided till Mich^ 1693. Chris. Scaife became vicar of Ottrington 1660. 
A Richard Scaife, clerk, was curate of Sowerby Chapel in the parish of Thirsk 
7 Aug. 1699. A "M^ Scaife" who sent boys from Histon, Cambs. to the 
University between 1700 and 1710, was probably Tho. Scaife B.A. (St John's) 
1684 and vicar of Histon 1695-1723. 

Le Strange, Hamon : son of Hamon : born at Pakenham, Suff. School : Bury, 
under M^ Leeds. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Holdsworth 20 June 
1692. Age 16. 

Resided probably till July 1693. Grandson of Hamon (admitted 1623) 
of the Hunstanton branch. Son of Hamon of Pakenham, by his second wife 
Barbara Bullock of Falk bourne, Essex. Married Christian Isabella Harvey 
of Cocklield, but had no son. J.P. for sixty -five years. Died at Bury 11 Aug. 
1767, aged 93. Author : The Justices Law — an abstract of the Acts wherein 
Justices have the power of acting (1720): and of several theological works — 
one being Essays on the Being of a God (1753): another A legacy to the 
World, or Essays to 'promote practical Christianity, by a Civil Magistrate 
(1762). His domestic happiness prompted a work No way more delightful 
than the Conjugal (1753). (D.N.B.) 

Hatt, Pigott : son of Richard : bom at Orsett, Essex. School : Brentwood, under 
M^ Bernard. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Lovett 22 June 1692. 
Age 17. 

Resided till Lady Day 1 697. Admitted at the Inner Temple 20 Feb. 1 69|. 
Son of Richard Hatt, late of Orsett by his wife Mary, daughter of John 
Gwillians of Walthamstow. His grandmother was Dorothy Pigott of London. 
A pedigree in the Essex Vis\ of 1664 — but not further helpful. 

Ashby, John : son of Thomas : born at Albury, Herts. School : Stortford, under 
M'" Tooke. Admitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 24 June 1692. Age 21. 
M.B. 1699. Resident till Lady Day 1697. 

Man, Joshua : [father not given] : born %i> Southwell, Notts. School : Lufton le 
Morthing [Laughton-en-le-Morthen], Yorks., under M*" Bromehead. Admitted 
sizar under M^ Holdsworth 28 June 1692. Age 20. 



126 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1699; D.D. ITIL Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169i. 
Ordained deacon, London, 169f March: priest, 1696 June; and licensed to 
Scotton and Laughton, Lines. Master of Mansfield school 27 May 1706. 
Rector of Bottlebridge (Botolph Bridge, All Saints), Hunts. 3 June 1715. 
Licensed 11 July 1715 to hold also the contiguous rectory of Orton Longue- 
ville (now united with Botolph Bridge), patron the Duchess of Newcastle. 
Died 1718 (Sweeting, Peterborough Churches, 137). 

Brunton, Robert : son of Ralph : born at Southsheales [Shields], Durham. School : 
South Shields, under M'" Bland. Admitted sizar under M"" Holdsworth 2 July 
1692. Age 18. 

B.A. 169f. Admitted scholar 6 Apr. 1693. Ordained deacon, York, 1697 
June. 

Tomlinson, Josias [Joshua] : father not given : born at Poole, Yorks. School : 
Leeds, under M*' Clark. Admitted sizar under M*" Holdsworth 5 July 1692. 
Age 17. 

B.A. (Joshua) 169 J ; M.A. 1699. His father's name was Tristram [the entry 
being given in a MS. note book of Simon Every]. Admitted scholar (Joshua) 
17 Jan. 169 J. Ordained deacon (by Bp. of Chichester in the vacancy of Lincoln) 
1705 May : licensed to Bucknall, Lines. : priest (also by Bp. of Chichester, for 
London) 1706 Dec. 

Jenison, William : son of William : born at Newcastle. School : Westminster, 
under D'' Busby. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Holdsworth 10 July 1692. 
Age 14. 

B.A. 169^; M.A. 1700. Admitted scholar 6 Apr. 1693. Son of Will. 
Jenison (admitted 1668) the town clerk of Newcastle, by his second wife, 
Barbara Read : first cousin of Ralph, admitted 1691. Ordained deacon, London, 
170 J March : priest, 1703 May. Probably the Burrell lecturer in Rhetorick 
1701-4. 

Smith, John : son of John : born .it Boreham (probably Barham near Ipswich), 
Suffolk. School : Bury, under M*" Leeds. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M"^ Holdsworth 13 July 1692. Age 19. 

Resided till Lady Day 1694. One of these names was M.A. 1696. 

Withers, William. : son of Thomas : [no further facts]. Admitted pensioner 
under M'' Lovett 3 Aug. 1692. 

B.A. 169^^. Probably son of Thomas of Halton, Lanes, and brother of 
Edmund (1691). Ordained deacon, York, [date lost]: curate in charge of 
Wickersley, Yorks.: priest, York, 1711 May. Perhaps vicar of Tunstall All 
SK, Yorks, 9 May 1718-19. Curate in charge of Ravenfield Chapel near 
Rotherham 1728. Rector of Thybergh, near Rotherham 30 July 1723-49, 
when he died, a^ed 72 (Hunter, iS*. Yorks. 2. 42). [But according to Croston- 
Baines (5. 549) Withers was vicar of Tunstall, Lanes. 1718-37, when he died.] 

Sandford, Richard : baronet, son of Richard : born at Howgill, Westmoreland. 
Educated in London by M'^ Maid well. Admitted ** pro ordine dignitatis " (does 
this mean as a nobleman]) under M'^ Holdsworth 27 Aug. 1692. Age 17. 

Said to have been born at the same hour at which his father. Sir Richard, 
was murdered in Whitefriars, London 8 Sept. 1675. Sir Richard Sandford of 
Howgill Castle. M.P. for Morpeth 1705, 1708 and 1710 (Hodgson, ii. ii. 532). 
Died unmarried 1723. 

Eachard, Abraham : son of Thomas. Educated by his father. Admitted sizar 
under M"^ Holdsworth 1 Sept. 1692. 




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Younger son of Thomas, rector of Barsham, Suffolk : brother of Laurence 
(1688) and of Christopher (1689). Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Buried 
at Great St Andrew's 3 Aug. 1696. 

Tatham, John : son of Edmund : born in Lanes. School : not given. Admitted 
pensioner under M^ Holdsworth 10 Sept. 1692. Age not given. 

B.A. 169^. Son of Edmund (1654), perhaps vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale: 
brother of Richard (1691). One of these names rector of Bontishall [? Bonsall], 
Derbs. 29 July 1716. 

King, John : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"* Cud worth 
13 Sept. 1692. 

I do not find him in the Study-rents. The date seems inconsistent with 
the supposition that he was the son of John, first Baron Kingston (in 1660) 
and of Catharine Fenton : third Baron Kingston having succeeded in 1693 his 
brother Robert, second Baron : donor of £50 to the restoration of the Chapel 
in 1702. See Lodge-Archdall, Peerage of Ireland^ 3. 232, note. Possibly third 
son of Francis King of Knocklough, grandson of John, the elder brother of 
Edward King, admitted here 1623 {ib, 223). 

Blomefield, Timothy : son of Mark : born in Cambridge. School : Bury, under 
M'" Leeds. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 22 Oct. 1692. Age 16. 

His name appears in Study-rents till Lady Day 1694. Perhaps he is the 
Timothy Blomfield, son of Mark, then of Sharnbrook who was matric*^. at 
St Mary Hall, Oxford, 6 Dec. 1694, aged 18. He took no degree. 

Blencow, Henry : son of Christopher : born at Blencowe, Cumberland. School : 
Blencowe, under M"" Ogle. Admitted pensioner under M'" Holdsworth 24 
Nov. 1692. Age 16. 

Resided till Mich^ 1694. Son of Christopher of Blencowe Hall, by his 
wife Ann Laton of Dalemain. Succeeded his father at Blencowe. He was 
Sheriff of Cumberland, tem'p. George I. Married (1) Dorothy Sisson of Penrith, 
(2) Eliz. Todd of Wath, Yorks. : had five sons and three daughters. Died 1721 
(Jefferson, 1. 385). 

Pollard, Benjamin : son of Tempest : born at Gomersall, Yorks. School : Leeds, 
under M'" Clark. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 9 Dec. 1 692. Age 1 6. 
B.A. 169f Admitted scholar 6 Apr. 1693. Ordained priest, York, 1698 
June. 

*Hobart, Thomas : 

Not found before 27 March 1699 when he was admitted as Finch and Baines 
Fellow on the nomination of the Earl of Nottingham, in place of M*" Lovett. 
M.D. 1700. Though not in Orders he was Junior Dean and Catechist 1700. 
Praelector 1702 : but had a deputy. I cannot trace him till 23 Apr. 1709 
when he had leave to travel abroad for six months (probably as a private tutor) 
"he paying 10s. each time for reading his course [in Chapel] and 10s. for 
reading on the Festivals." He must have travelled already, perhaps for 
three years ; otherwise he would not have needed leave for a first journey : such 
travel was a wise provision to encourage medical research. D'" Hobart seems 
to have signally abused the liberty given thereby. On 3 May 1710 he had 
leave for another three months without conditions. On 24 July 1712 he had 
leave to travel out of England for three years " to go along with the Duke of 
Leeds grandson M'" Cook": on 6 May 1715 this charge was prolonged for 
another three years at the request of the Earl of Nottingham. On 26 Mar. 1719 
he had three years more. His last leave was on 1 Nov. 1723 for three years. 
Before 27 April 1728 his earthly travel had ended. I have met with no 
similar history. 



128 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Lee, Henry : son of John : born at Beckonsfield [Beaconsfield], Bucks. School : 
Eton, under M"" JSTewborough. Admitted pensioner under M*" Holdsworth 
29 Jan. 169f. Age 18. 

M.B. 1698. Admitted scholar 6 Apr. 1693. 

Andrews, John : son of John : born at Hitchin. School : Hitchin, under M*^ 
Miller. Admitted sizar under M'' Duckfield 24 Feb. 169f. Age 17. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1703, incorporated Oxford, 1703. Admitted scholar 
6 Apr. 1693. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1699 Sept. ; licensed to Ickleford 
with Pirton, Herts.: priest, London, 1700 Sept. On 2 Jan. 170| Joh. 
Andrews M.A. (Christ's), was licensed curate of Sutton by Dover. Chaplain 
to Lord Rockingham. Instituted 30 Mar. 1708 to the united rectories of 
St Mildred All Saints, and St Mary de Castro, Canterbury : and (as Chaplain) 
licensed to hold also the rectory of Knowlton, Kent — distant three miles — 
vacant by the death of Peter Pury. One of these names (but perhaps a 
younger man) was vicar of Farningham, Kent, 1744-54 (Hasted, 1. 306). 

Green, Thomas* son of Thomas: bom at Lighthome, Warw. Educated by 
M^ Mayo. Admitted sizar under M*" Holdsworth 3 June 1693. Age 18. 

B.A. 169f; probably M.A. 1733. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Possibly 
the Tho. Green, B.A., ordained deacon, Lincoln {lit. dim. from Worcester), 1698 
Sept.: priest, 1701 June; licensed to Haddon (1 Hunts.). Vicar (as B.A.) of 
Burton (or Great) Dassett, Warw. 5 June 1702. Chaplain to the Bishop of 
St David's : licensed (as M.A. of Christ's) 28 Feb. 172|, to hold with Great 
Dassett the rectory of Water Stratford, Bucks., distant 1 5 miles. One Tho. 
Green, B.A., was vicar of Wymeswold, Leics. 22 Aug. 1728. 

Flint, Luke : son of Francis : born at Chesterfield. Educated by M'' Brown. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 3 June 1693. Age 18. 

B.A. 169f Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 

1697 Sept. : licensed to Shelden Chapel, Bakewell, Derbs. Rector of Somershall 
Herbert, Derbs. 28 July 1708. 

Meggison, Lancelot : son of Lancelot : born at Wharton, Northumberland. 
School : Morpeth, under M^" Jackson. Admitted sizar under M*" Waterhouse 
1 July 1693. Age not given. 

B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 1694. Ordained deacon, Carlisle, 

1698 June. Master of Morpeth School: I have not the dates — before 1710 
and he was gone before 1717. In 1712 he and the usher (Mather) brought a 
bill in Chancery against the bailiff and burgesses of Morpeth on the ground 
that a lease of school-lands at Nether Witton had been granted fraudulently 
in 1698 to one Nich. Thornton. The suit was settled in 1719 by his successor 
Mordecai Carey, afterwards Bishop of Clonfert. No boys were sent to 
Christ's from Morpeth during Meggison's Mastership : and the supply from 
the south of Northumberland which had been very considerable during the 
17th century passed away. It was perhaps due to the influence of Ralph 
Widdrington. 

Dawson, John : son of Thomas : born in Cambridge. Educated at a private 
school by M^ Pate. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 7 July 1693. Age 17. 
B.A. 169|^. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Ordained deacon, London, 
1698 Sept. 

Whitaker, Arthur : son of Joshua : born at Settle. School : Giggleswick, 
under M'' Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M'" Waterhouse 13 July 1693. 
Age 16. 



1693—1694 129 

B.A. 169J. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169i Usher at Giggleswick 
School : received 12 March 169 J <£2. 16s. in part wages. On 16 June 1703 
Dulsabella Paley received £26. 18s. Id. on M"" Whitaker's account. (Governors* 
Minutes, printed in A. F. Leach's Yorkshire Schools, 2. 282.) 

Baines, Ralph : son of William : born at Meureth Head [Mewith Head, 
in the parish of Bentham], Yorks. School : Sedbergh, under M'" Wharton. 
Admitted pensioner under M^ Holdsworth 28 Oct. 1693. Age 15. 

Admitted scholar (Baynes) 22 Feb. 169|. Son and heir of Will. Baynes of 
Mewith Head Hall. Resided till Mich«. 1695 under M"" Duckfield; he was 
M'" Holdsworth's last pupil. Admitted at Gray's Inn, 8 Nov. 1695. 

Chaplin, John : son of Thomas : born at Otton Belshamp, Essex. School : Eton, 
under M'^ Newborough. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 31 Oct. 1693. 
Age 18. 

M.B. 1699. Admitted scholar (Chaplyn) 22 Feb. 169|. 

Sharp, John : '* filius secundum carnem " of D*" John Sharp, Archbishop of York : 
born in London. Educated by M*" Wickens : was some time at Leeds 
Grammar School {Leeds Sch. Beg^.). Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" 
Lovett 4 Nov. 1693. Age 15. 

M.A. 1695. His name remains on the list of Lovett's pupils till Mich. 
1697 : he lived "at the Master's." Admitted at the Inner Temple 8 Jan. 
169|^. In 1697 he gave Graevius {Thes. Antiq.) to the Library (cost £11); 
he also gave in 1702 £20 to the restoration of the Chapel. Lived at Grafton 
Park, Northants. Married Anna Maria, daughter of Cha. Hosier of Wicken 
Park. M.P. for Ripon, 1701-14. Commissioner of trade, 1703-14. Died 
9 March 172| aged 49, and buried at Wicken : M.I. to him and his wife in 
the church. (D.N.B. under his father). 

Shaw, Robert: 

M.A. 1700. Matric^i. at Brasenose, Oxford 29 Mar. 1693, aged 19. B.A. 
1696. Incorporated at Christ's. M.A. (Christ's) 1700. Rector of Handley, 
Cheshire 1703 {Al. Ox. 1341). 

Calton, Jacob : son of Thomas : born at Cudthorp, Derbs. Educated by his 
father. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 11 Jan. 169|. Age 18. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1709. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1698 June: priest, 1699 Oct. Chaplain to the Duke of New- 
castle. Vicar of Worksop, Notts. 22 Oct. 1699. Had license 7 Dec. 1708 to 
hold also the rectory of Blore, Staffs., distant 26 miles, patron, the Duke. Died 
vicar of Worksop before Oct. 1718. 

Risley, John : son of John : born at Knowsley, Lanes. School : Wigan, under 
M'^ Liptrott. Admitted pensioner under M"" Duckfield 27 Jan. 169j. Age 18. 
Admitted scholar 13 April 1695. Resided till Lady Day 1697. Is he the 
John Risley of Risley, Lanes, admitted at the Inner Temple 5 May 1694? 

Gyrling, Nicholas : son of Nicholas : born at Bury St Edmunds. School : Bury, 
under M'" Leeds. Admitted sizar under M'^ Duckfield 20 Feb. 169|. Age 17. 
B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169i. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 
1702 Sept.: priest, York, 1703 May. Vicar of Tadcaster 23 May 1703, 
patron, the Duke of Somerset. Also Master of Tadcaster school, nominated 
by Archbishop Sharp and Dean Finch. Rector of Newton Kyine, near Tad- 
caster, for 42 years (Nichols, Topographer, 1. 503). Died 9 Sept. 1767, aged 92. 

Billington, Joseph : son of Edward : b(^n in London. School : Charterhouse 
(schola Suttoniensis), under M"" Walker. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 
8 Mar. 169|. Age 16. 

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130 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1706. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1698 Sept. : priest, Chichester (for Canterbury), 1706 Dec. 
Licensed by the Archbishop 27 July 1706 to be Senior Fellow or Preacher in 
the College of God's gift at Dulwich. 

Maynard, Banister : son of Banister : born at Rasthouse, Beds. Educated by 
M"* Wright. Admitted pensioner under M"" Duckfield 19 Apr. 1694. Age 17. 
Son of Banister, third Baron Maynard of Eschines, Essex, by his wife Lady 
Eliz. Grey, daughter of Henry, Earl of Kent. Died before his father, i.e. 
before 4 Mar. 171 J, when his younger brother Henry succeeded. A still 
younger brother, Charles (admitted 1707) in 1745 became sixth Baron. 

Massey, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Hoyton [probably Huyton], Lanes. 
School: Warrington, under M"" Shaw. Admitted sizar under M'' Duckfield 
27 Apr. 1694. Age 17. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1701. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|, and again 
15 Aug. 1696. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1701 Sept. : priest, York, 
1702 Sept. 

Idlott, William : son of Matthew : bom at Wellingborough, Northants. School : 
Courteenhall, under M'" Aspridge [Ashbridge]. Admitted sizar under M'" Duck- 
field 1 May 1694. Age 16. 

Admitted scholar (Idloott) 22 Feb. 169|. Resided (with some break) till 
Lady Day 1697. 

Musters, Munday (Mundy) : son of John : born at Quorn, Derbs. School : 
Enfield, under M"^ Udal. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Duckfield 
2 May 1694. Age 17. 

Resided (perhaps) till Mich^. 1696. Eldest son of John Musters of Col- 
wick Hall, Notts., by his wife Millicent Mundy of Quorn : nephew of Charles 
(167f ) : brother of Thomas (169A). He succeeded his father at Colwick Hall 
in 1685 : his mother survived till 1739. He married a Miss Sherwin. Gave 
£10 to the restoration of the Chapel in 1702. 

*Cooke, Henry: son of John: born at "Aden-white-house" [*? Addlethwaite], 
Northumberland. School: Sadberge [Sedbergh], under M'" Wharton. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M'" Duckfield 17 May 1694. Age 17. 

B.A. (Cooke) 169|; M.A. 1701. Admitted scholar (Cooke) 22 Feb. 169|. 
Ordained deacon, London, 1699 Dec. : priest, 1701 Sept. Elected Fellow 
10 Oct. 1701, in place of John Broughton. Junior Dean, Catechist and 
Bunting Preacher 1703 : but present at no College meeting after Nov. 1703. 
Married before 27 June 1704, and voided his fellowship. Possibly he was 
chaplain to Lord Lumley : he preached the funeral sermon of Lady Lumley at 
Great Bardfield, Essex 20 Apr. 1704 (Coll. Library, c. 13. 16). Afterwards 
domestic chaplain to Archbishop Dawes. Rector of Stokesley, Yorks., 23 Jan. 
172| (patron, the Archbishop). Prebendary of Southwell 14 Oct. 1721 : of 
York (Ampleforth) 22 May 1722. Died 1 Apr. 1750 and buried at Southwell. 

Dell, George : son of William : born at Sampshill [?], Beds. School : Buckingham, 
under M^ Styles. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 22 May 1694. Age 17. 
LL.B 1710. Grandson of the Master of Caius : nephew of John (1669). 
Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. George Dell, clerk, ordained priest at Peter- 
borough 1705. Rector of Foulness, Essex 2 Jan. I70f, patron, Daniel, Earl 
of Nottingham. Died before March 1714 (Morant, 1. 325). Author: Religious 
Wisdom the best Treasure — a sermon preached before the Goldsmiths' Company 
at St Mary-le-Bow 6 Feb. 17 If (Cole.) 



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Dawson, Mark : son of Godfrey : born at Cover(h)am, Yorks. School : Burnsall, 
under M'" Hey. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 26 May 1694 Aee 17* 
B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169i. 

Newton, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Burton on Trent. School : Burton, 
under M'"Shilton. Admitted sizar under M"^ Duckfield 1 June 1694. Age 17. 
B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1699 June; licensed to Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Probably the Tho. Newton, 
called B.D. [none such at either University] "ex aede Christi in Acad. Cant." 
licensed 24 Apr. 1705 to preach in the diocese of Lichfield and to serve the 
cure of Burton on Trent. 

Ward, William : son of Robert : born at Slingsby, Yorks. Educated at home by 
M'" Overend. Admitted pensioner under M"" Duckfield 1 June 1694. Age 17. 
LL.B. 1703; LL.D. 1708. Son of Rob. Ward (1664) rector of Slingsby 
and Stokesley, Prebendary of York. Admitted at the Middle Temple 22 Mar. 
1697. Commissary of Exchequer to the Archbishop of York. Chancellor of 
the diocese. J.P. for the North and West Ridings. Married Barbara Mott 
of Withersfield (sic), Essex. Died 1751, aged 73. (Hunter, F.M.G. 647.) 
A son. Will., admitted 172|. In the Catalogus Grad. there appears a Will. 
Ward of Christ's (B.A. 1697): perhaps the same man; perhaps another of 
the same year overlooked in the Admission book (less likely). 

Pye, William : son of Thomas : born at Stannerton [Stannington], Northumb*^. 
School : Morpeth, under M^ Jackson. Admitted sizar under M*" Duckfield 
23 June 1694. Age 17. 

B.A. 169|-. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169^. Son of Thomas (1669). 
One Will. Pye, notary public, was registrar of the diocese of Durham in Nov. 
1725 (Brand, 1. 104). 

Qocking, Robert: son of James: born at Warkwith [Wark worth], Northumb**. 
School : Hex[h]am, under M"^ Bewick. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckworth 
23 June 1694. Age 16. 

Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169«. Resided till Mich«. 1697, perhaps 
longer. One Rob. Cocking, Master of Hexham school 1698-1702 (Bateson, 
3. 224). 

*Baines, Matthew: son of John: " dpxt/Aaycipov raunere apud nos fungente": 
born in Cambridge. School : Cambridge (Perse), under M"" Sparkes. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M"" Lovett 6 July 1694. Age 15. 

B.A. 169|; M.A. 1702. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169J. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1701 June: priest, Worcester, 170|. Elected Fellow 
29 March 1699, succeeding Cha. Ellis. Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting 
preacher 1701. Praelector 1703. Steward 1705. Senior Dean 1712. 
Presented to Fen Drayton 3 July 1713. Resigned his Fellowship before 
16 Feb. 1714 — possibly on marriage. From that time he paid £10 a year as 
interest on some loan until Mich. 1719 when he repaid the principal. 

Peck, William: son of John: born at Mount Pleasant, Herts. School: 
Wandsworth, Surrey under W Johnson. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M'- Duckfield 31 July 1694. Age 16. 

Resided certainly till Lady Day 1695, possibly, till 1697. 

Mott, Nathaniel: son of Mark: born at^Wethersfield, Essex. School: Bury, 
under M^ Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M*^ Waterhouse 13 Aug. 1694. 



Age 17. 



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132 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

B.A. 169«; M.A. 1702. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169*. Brother of 
Mark (1689) : perhaps third son of Mark, ejected from Chelmsford 1662 : but 
the family was large : there were a Mark and Nat. brothers at Caius in the 
preceding generation (Venn, 1. 407 and 417). 

Temple, Richard : eldest son of Richard, baronet, of Stowe, Bucks. : born in 
London. Educated " praeceptore non uno." Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M'- Lovett 31 Oct. 1694. Age 18. 

Resided till Mich^ 1696. Succeeded his father as Baronet May 1697. 
M.P. for Buckingham 1691 to the end of the reign of Will. Ill -.elected for 
the county 1704 and 1705, and again for the town 1708 and 1710. Colonel in 
1702 of one of the new regiments raised against France : served under 
Marlborough with distinction especially at the siege of Lille : rose to the 
rank of Lieut. General. Under George I he was created (19 Oct. 1714) Baron 
Cobham of Cobham (being descended from the extinct Cobhams). Envoy 
extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Charles VI. Viscount Cobham 1718. 
Commanded an expedition against Spain which captured Vigo 1719. For his 
political action and rupture with Walpole see D.N.B. Joined the Pelhams 
after Walpole's downfall. He especially opposed the employment of British 
troops in the interest of Hanoverian policy on the Continent. Married 
Anne, daughter of Edm. Halsey of Stoke Poges, but had no children. Died 
13 Sept. 1749 : and was succeeded in the viscounty and baronetcy by his sister 
Hester, wife of Richard Grenville of Wootton, Bucks. He was a friend of 
Pope who often visited him at Stowe, and celebrated him in two of his 
(perhaps) best known lines : 

And you, brave Cobham, to the latest breath 
Shall feel your ruling passion strong in death. 

Portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller, as a member of the Kit Cat Club. 

Ramonden, Gabriel : son of Peter : born at Bordeaux [Burdigala], France. 
Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Lovett 31 Oct. 1694. Age not given. 
Resided till Mich«. 1696. 

Taylor, Robert : son of Robert : born at Hollingbery [-bury], Essex. School : 
Stortford, under M*" Tooke. Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield 3 Nov. 
1694. Age 16. 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1702. Admitted scholar 13 Apr. 1695. 

Procter, John : son of Richard : born in Craven, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, 
under M^ John Armstead. Admitted sizar 29 Nov. 1694. Age 19. 

B.A. 169|. (See under Joh. Procter 169|.) Ordained deacon, York, 
1700 May: priest, Lincoln, 1705 Dec. Rector of S*^ Nicholas, South Kelsey, 
Lines. 24 Dec. 1705, patron, Lady Ayscough, widow. 

Osbom, Richard : son of John : born in London. School : Warrington, Lanes., 

under M'" Shaw. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 17 Dec. 1694. Age 15. 

B.A. 169f. Admitted scholar 22 Feb. 169|. Ordained deacon, London, 

1702 May: priest, Norwich, 1703 Sept. Probably vicar of Hindolveston, 

Norfolk 1703-21: also vicar of Barney (or Berney) 1713-20. 

Herring, Richard : son of William : born at Newark. School : Newark, under 
M'- John Twells. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 4 Jan. 169|. Age 17. 
B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 17 Jan. 169f. 

Turner, Thomas : only son of Bernard : born at Buntingford. School : Enfield, 
under D'^ Udall, Admitted pensioner under M"^ Duckfield, 14 Jan. 169|. 
Age 17. 



1694—1695 US 

B.A. 169f. Admitted at the Middle Temple 25 Feb. 1698 as son of 
Bernard of Little Court, Herts. 

Musters, Thomas : second son of John : born at Quorn, Derbs. School : Eton, 
under M^ Newborough. Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield 31 Jan. 
169I-. Age 16. 

Son of John Musters of Col wick Hall, Staffs., born like his brother 
Mundy (1694) at Quorn his mother's former home. Admitted at Lincoln's 
Inn 13 June 1695. Resided till Mich«. 1697 or longer. 

Hale, William: [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M"" Duckfield 
19 March 169|^. Probably never resided. 

*Bourne, Samuel : son of Obadiah : born at Ashover, Derbs. School : Chester- 
field. Admitted pensioner under M'" Waterhouse 27 March 1695, Age 16. 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1702. Bapt^. 10 Dec. 1678. Son of Obadiah Bourne 
rector of Ashover from 166 J (or earlier) to 1710. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 
169f. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1700 Dec. : priest, London, 1701 Dec. 
Vicar of Helpston 1703-6. Elected King Edward's Fellow 9 Oct. 1705, 
succeeding Geo. Burton. Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting Preacher 1708. 
Had a few pupils. Praelector 1709. Succeeded his father, as third of the 
name, rector of Ashover 21 Nov. 1710, and resigned his Fellowship a month 
earlier. Died unmarried 27 May 1719. (Hunter, F.M.G.) 

Carter, Richard : son of Joseph : born at Middleton, Yorks. School : Darton, 
under M^ Stephenson. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 29 March 1695. 
Age not given. 

Buried at Great St Andrew's 20 Dec. 1696. 

♦Thomson, Thomas: son of Thomas: born at York. School: York, under M'" 
Tomlinson. Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield 29 March 1695. Age 16. 
B.A. 169|; M.A. 1702. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169f Elected Fellow 
12 Oct. 1700, succeeded Tho. Waterhouse. Ordained deacon, York, 1701 Sept. : 
priest, Lincoln, 1702 May. Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting Preacher 
1702. Praelector 1704-5 : he entered very carelessly two men in 1704 and 
none at all in 1705, Jan.-Oct. : possibly he was out of residence as he signs at 
no College meeting till 30 Sept. 1705. He seems not to have resided after the 
end of 1705, and was (perhaps) the Tho. Thomson, M.A., who entered the 
cure of Coxwold, Yorks. 22 Nov. 1705. Resigned his Fellowship before 6 May 

1707 on taking a living : possibly Skegness, Lines. : if so he died before 1719 
when a new rector was appointed. Another was instituted to the rectory of 
Aid burgh, Holderness 11 June 1714: and resigned before 1723 — but how 
long before is uncertain. 

Winn, John : son of Francis : born at Stortford. School : Stortford, under 
M^ Tooke. Admitted sizar under M'' Duckfield 6 April 1695. Age 16. 

B.A. 169|. Admitted scholar 25 Jan. 169|. One John Winn, B.A., 
(there seems to be no other B.A. than our man) was ordained deacon, London, 

1708 May : priest in September. Inst'^. to Boughton Aluph, Kent 22 Sept. 
1708, patron, W^ Mary Bretton. 

Wiseman, John : fourth son of Sir William, baronet of Canfield, Essex : bom in 
London. School : London, under M'^ Meurs. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M^ Bevin, 8 Apr. 1695. Age 16. 

Resided till Mich«. 1697, or longer. Admitted at the Inner Temple 
23 Jan. 169| : removed to the Middle Temple 22 Nov. 1705. Son of Sir 
Will. Wiseman of Canfield Hall, by his wife Arabella, daughter of Sir Tho. 
Hewet of Pishobury. 



134 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Cheynell, Henry : Oxoniensis, M. A. Admitted for the purpose of taking the 
degree of D.D. 

D.D. 1695. Son of Henry, of Wonersh, Surrey, gent. : admitted at 
St Edmund Hall, Oxford 10 March 166|, aged 17. B.A. 1668; M.A. 1671 : 
incorporated at Cambridge. Rector of Cranley, Surrey 1682-1704 : of Shep- 
perton, Midds. 1683-1704. Foster (Al. Ox. 269) makes him Canon of Chichester 
in 1704 : but Le Neve knows him not, and he died in that year : see Hennessy, 
392. 

Amherst, Jeflfery : eldest son of Jeffery, armiger : born at Cowf old, Sussex. 
Educated at Horsham by M*" [Hen.] Hallywell. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M^ Duckfield 15 May 1695. Age 18. 

Resided till Mich«. 1697 : or longer. Admitted at Gray's Inn 3 May 1692. 
Born 1677, son of Geoffrey Amherst (166|) Bencher of Gray's Inn, by his 
wife Elizabeth of Warnham, Sussex. Bencher of Gray's Inn : Treasurer 
1739-44. Of Riverhead, Kent. Married Eliz., daughter of Tho. Kerrill of 
Hadlow, Kent, by whom he had seven sons (one of whom was the first Lord 
Amherst) and four daughters. Buried at Sevenoaks 1 Nov. 1750. 

Ogle, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Church [Kirk] Newton, Northum^. 
M.A. of Edinburgh. Admitted 27 June 1695. 

M.A. 1695. Curate of Bishop Wearmouth Oct. 1694-Sept. 1701, when 
he died. (Surtees, 1. 231.) 

Rutter (afterwards Rutterforth), Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Tadlow, 
Cambs. School : Wormleighton, Beds. [? Warw.], under M*^ Bristow. Admitted 
sizar under M'^ Duckfield 20 June 1695. Age 20. 

B.A. (Rutter) 169|; M.A. 1702. Descended by his mother's side from 
Bishop Hall of Chester and so from Bishop Hall of Norwich. Admitted 
scholar 20 March 169f. Ordained as Tho. Rutterforth, B.A., deacon, Ely, 

1700 Dec. : licensed to curacy of Hatley St George, near Tadlow. Rector of 
Papworth 1704: given as rector of Conington 1713; but this is doubtful: 
licensed to preach at Godmanchester 7 Aug. 1717. Brother of Geo. Rutter 
later Rutterforth (1699). I suspect that Wormleighton above is a miscopy of 
Wrestlingworth, Beds, where Thomas' younger brother, George was educated, 
also under a M^ Bristow. 

Deere, John : son of Richard : born at Ashwell, Herts. School : Buntingford, 

under M^ England. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 5 July 1695. Age 16. 

B.A. 169J. Admitted scholar 25 Jan. 169f. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1702 

July. As clerk (curate 1) of Croxton, had license to marry Hannah Few of 

Croxton 28 Oct. 1703. 

Woods, John : son of Hamlet : born at Winwick, Lanes. School : Warrington, 
under M^ Shaw. Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield, 13 July 1695. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1703. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169f. Ordained 
deacon, Chester, 1703 Sept.: priest, Lincoln, 170| March. Chaplain to the 
Earl of Aylesford. Rector of Cortlingstoke [Costock], Notts. 12 June 1708. 
Had dispensation to hold also Wilford, Notts. — distant five miles — 28 Apr. 
1733. Died 1752, aged 73. 

Hooper, Isaac : son of John : born in Cambridge. School : King's College 
(schola Regalis grammatica), under M'" Will. Donne. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Duckfield 2 Aug. 1695. Age 16. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169|. Ordained deacon, London, 

1701 June. 



1695—1696 135 

Strother, Edward: son of Edward: born at Alnwick, Northumb*^. School: 
Alnwick, under M"^ Chessman. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Duckfield 
24 Aug. 1695. Age 20. 

Resided not more than half a year. Son of Edward, an extra-licentiate 
of the College of Physicians who practised at Alnwick. The son took his 
M.D. degree at Utrecht 8 May 1720, and became a licentiate of the College 
3 April 1721. Lived in London, and died near Soho Square 14 April 1737. 
A list of his works will be found in the D.N.B. : the first was A Critical 
Essay on Fevers, London, 1716. In the College Library is a compilation (ms.) 
by him of Morhorum Diagnostica, Prognostica, Therepeuses, Cautiones Medicae, 
collected from 2000 authors, and printed in London 3 Oct. 1715 : it is 
numbered 12 in D"^ James' Catalogue of Western MSS. in the Library. 

Broughton, Brian : second son of Thomas, armiger, who was son of Sir Brian, 
baronet : born at Beaudesert, Staffs. School : private, at Kensington, under 
M"^ Agier [the same name occurs in the Johnian Adm^ book 12 May 1701]. 
Admitted pensioner under M*" Duckworth 2 Oct. 1695. Age 18. 

B.A. 169g. Admitted as of Broughton, Staffs, at the Middle Temple 
30 July 1698. Brother of Amcotts (169f). His father Sir Thomas (who 
succeeded his father 1708) and his three brothers, Peter, Brian, and Harvey, 
were all of Trin. Coll., Oxford : Sir Thomas died 1710 : when our Brian 
succeeded him, his elder brother Amcotts having died in 1700. Sir Brian 
Broughton married Eliz., daughter of Sir Tho. Delves of Doddington, Cheshire. 
Died 12 Sept. 1724, when he was succeeded by his son Sir Brian Brough ton- 
Delves, who took that surname under his grandfather's will. (Kimber, 
1. 185.) 

Cookson, Joseph: son of William: bom at Leeds. School: Burnsall, under 

M"^ Clapham. Admitted pensioner under M"" Duckfield 16 Nov. 1695. Age 17. 

B.A. 169|^; M.A. 1703. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169f. Probably Jos. 

Cookson, Lecturer at Leeds parish church 1709. Vicar of Leeds 6 Mar. 17l|. 

Prebendary of Ripon 25 Sept. 1722. Died vicar before March 1751. 

Moore, Christopher : son of Thomas : born at Shipton [?], Lines. Praeceptors, 
"unuset alter." Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 20 Nov. 1695. Age 17: 
"Cum breves moras traxerat, grassanti tunc temporis contagiosa febre 
correptus, summae spei iuvenis praematuro concessit fato." 

Admitted scholar 25 Jan. 169|. Buried at Great St Andrew's 5 July 1696. 

Mowrye, John : [father not given] : born at Ham near Somerton, Somerset. 
Educated at Sherborne, under M"^ Ourgenven. Resided two years at Wadham, 
Oxford, whence he brought letters testimonial. Admitted pensioner under 
M"- Waterhouse 27 Nov. 1695. Age 19. 

Matric^. at Wadham 3 Apr. 1693. Resided here till Mich«. 1697 or 
longer — but took no degree. Vicar of Montacute 16 March 1708-20 and 
rector of Sock-Dennis, Somerset 6 April 1708: rector of Closworth, 17 June 
1720 : died before Dec. 1725. (Weaver, Somerset Incumbents, 66.) 

Day, Francis : son of Samuel : born at York. School : Shipton, [near] York, 
under M'' Ho[d]gson. Admitted sizar under M>^ Duckfield 21 Feb. 169f. 
Age 16, 

B.A. 169J; M.A. 1703. Admitted scholar 20 March 169f One of these 
names was vicar of Topcliffe, Yorks. 7 Dec. 1713. One was lecturer at the 
parish church Leeds, later than 1715 and before 1757 (Thoresby-Whitaker, 263). 

Robinson, Laurence : son of Laurence : *born at Gill, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M^ Arm[it]stead. Admitted sizar under M^- Waterhouse 21 Mar. 
169|. Age 18. 



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Admitted scholar, 21 Feb. 169f. I cannot find that he took a degree, but 
one Laur. Robinson, B.A., was ordained deacon, York, 1699 Sept. [not of 
Oxford]. 

Sykes, John : son of John : bom at Yardley, Herts. School : Buntingford, under 
M*" England. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 24 April 1696. Age 17. 

B.A. 169f ; M.A. 1703. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169f John Sykes, 
the father, was vicar of Yardley, or Ardley, near Buntingford 1664-82. The 
son was ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1701 Dec, and licensed to Cottered, Herts.: 
priest, 170| March. Rector of Cottered ; died 1723 (J.E.B.M.). 

Cockshutt, Thomas : son of George : born at Clitheroe, Lanes. School : 
CUtheroe, under M^ Escolm [he appears in the Johnian Adm". Book, as Escott, 
Ascolm, Ascholma, and Hescolm]. Admitted sizar under M*" Waterhouse 

23 May 1696. Aged 18. 

B.A. 1699; M.A. 1703. Admitted scholar 15 Aug. 1696. Probably 
brother of Josias, admitted 1704. Ordained deacon, York, 1701 Dec. : priest, 
1702 May. Probably vicar of Darton near Barnsley 1702 : resigned it 

24 Apr. 1704 (Hunter, *S'. Yorks. 2. 371). Perhaps curate of Cawthorne, near 
Barnsley 20 Apr. 1703. His son Thomas (admitted 1727) was born about 
1709 at " Cannonhall," Yorks. 

Leese, Joseph : son of Thomas : born at Denton, Lanes. School : Stockport, 
under M'" Dickins. Admitted sizar under M*" Duckfield 23 [?] May 1696. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 169 J. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169f. One Jos. Lees was vicar of 
Over, Cheshire 1706-53, when he died (Ormerod-Helsby, 2. 184). 

Browne, Richard : son of John : born at Ashton, Yorks. School : Burnsall, 

under M"" Clapham. Admitted sizar under M'" Duckfield 1 July 1696. Age 17. 

B.A. 169g. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169f. Ordained deacon, London, 

1701 June : priest, 1702 December. One of these names vicar of Hungarton 

near Leicester 18 Feb. 171|-. 

Wright, John : son of John : born at Elton, Cheshire. Educated by M*^ Bellis 
[?Rob. adm<^. under M*" Waterhouse 168|, M.A. 1696]. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Waterhouse 3 July 1696. Age 19. 

B.A. 169J. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169f 

Cllttar, John : son of Marmaduke : born at Trewick [?], Northumberland. 
School : Durham, under M^ Rudd. Admitted pensioner under M'" Duckfield 
5 Aug. 1696. Age 16. 

B.A. (Peterhouse) 170^; M.A. 1704. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169|: 
resided here till Mich^ 1697 or longer. 

BuUis, John : son of Thomas : born at Ely. School : [Ely], under M"" Silvertop. 
Admitted sizar under M'" Lovett [? Aug.] 1696. Age 17. 

B.A. 170^. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1702 July: priest, Chichester, 1704 
June. Probably vicar of Billingshurst, Sussex 1706. Had dispensation to hold 
also the rectory of SuUington — distant eight miles — 10 June 1725. Held 
both till death 19 Dec. 1737. John Bullis, LL.B. 1725, was perhaps his son. 

Wood, RoUand : son of Rolland : born at Fordham, Cambs. School : Milden- 
hall, under M"" John Badcock. Admitted sizar under M'" Duckfield 7 Dec. 
1696. Age 18. 

B.A. (Woods) 170f. Probably vicar 1705 and rector 1719 of Freckenham, 
Suffolk. {Al. Ox. 1692.) One Roland Wood was admitted at Lincoln's Inn 
21 Feb. 170^ : but he was B.A. 1695 of Oriel, Oxford, also the son of a 
Roland Wood, but of Brookthorpe, Glos. {ib.). 



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**Towers, William : son of Henry : born at Gay wood, Norfolk. Scliool : Len-Regis 
[Lynn], under M'" Home. Admitted pensioner under M"" Ducktield 20 Jan. 
169«. Age 16. 

B.A. ITOf ; M.A. 1704; D.D. {com. reg.) 1728. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 
169f Elected Fellow 1 May 1702 on the death of Dan. Duckfield. Ordained 
deacon, Ely, 170| Feb.: priest, Lincoln, 170| March. Junior Dean, Catechist 
and Bunting Preacher, 1704. Praelector 1705. From the beginning of 1709 
to Oct. 1710, he attended no meeting and was perhaps non-resident : for the 
next three years he appears, but was elected to no office. Senior Dean 1713 : 
again Jan. 171|^ in place of M"^ Moor: again in 1721. Taxor 1708. Senior 
Proctor 1718. His fellowship was declared vacant by the Master in Oct. 1714, 
because he had inherited from his father an estate at Gaywood near Lynn. 
He declared that his fatiier's debts exceeded the value of the inheritance : and 
refused to answer further questions. Covel ejected him : but the V.C., John 
Green of Corpus "a man of liberal sentiments beyond the age in which he 
lived " (Masters, 249), reinstated him on appeal. Feeling in the College (as in 
the University) was divided by politics both public and domestic. Towers was 
a zealous Whig : also a supporter of D^ Bentley, while the Master was of 
Gooch's side. Towers, as Proctor in October 1718 on the day when Bentley 
was suspended from his degrees, challenged D'' Gooch to point out the law or 
statute on which the proposed grace was founded : and in his address to the 
Senate he publicly criticised the Heads for the degradation. On CovePs 
death. Towers, who was Senior Fellow, was elected in Jan. 172|, not without 
opposition : four of the Fellows (headed by Ra. Aynsley) waited on the V.C. 
(as Visitor) and asked him to interfere as the election was made not according 
to Statute : but nothing followed : an opinion of one Ja. Johnson that the 
vote of a Fellow for himself as Master (if such vote completes a statutable 
majority) is valid, is in our Muniment-room and seemingly in Towers' hand- 
writing : I infer that he had voted for himself and then strengthened himself 
with a legal opinion. Political feeling kept him long out of the Vice-Chancel- 
lorship : in 1733 he was defeated : in 1734 he was nominated, and thanks to 
Bentley, who as Regius Professor struck out his most formidable opponent, 
was elected. (See Gunning, Ceremonies, 46, note.) Nothing memorable occurred 
during his tenure of office. In College there was much disputation during his 
Mastership, chiefly concerning Fellowships : it is noteworthy that he declared 
vacant the Fellowship of Hen. Finch in 1736 on grounds similar to those on 
which Covel had declared his own — and with equal lack of success : see under 
Finch (1712). Cole charges him with "love of squabbles and Law" and 
" wrong-headedness " but admits that he was "esteemed to be an honest and 
well-meaning man " — which is much for Cole when speaking of a Whig. He 
had the rare virtue for that time of not being a self-seeker : Cole says that he 
lost the office of King's Chaplain by a " peculiar unaccountableness of manner" 
in taking no notice of the offisr : and adds that he also gave away his chance 
of a Bishopric, to which his services entitled him ("he having always behaved 
himself steadily in the Hanover interest, and that at a juncture when it was 
most wanted"), by "his morose, sour and rough manner." Perhaps "unsociable" 
might be substituted for Cole's epithets : it suits his further account : " those 
best acquainted with him, which were but few, he living much by himself, 
gave him the character of a very facetious and pleasant companion, that he 
was a good historian, and that there was hardly a gentleman's family in England 
he did not know the private history of, and hardly a village in the kingdom 
which he could not describe; making it his constant practice to travel privately 
about in the summer, and was never*better pleased than when unknown and 
unobserved." He commenced a full and very good account of the College 
properties : but did not get on far with it. He followed D"" Covel in one 



138 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

point : he appointed " a President " during his absence, under seal. He died 
1 March 1745 at four in the morning of a violent fever (Cole). Buried in 
the Chapel 6 March, near Covel, without any memorial. 

Hall, Edward : son of Edward : born at Munden, Herts. School : Guil[d]s- 
borough, Northants., under M^ Worling. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 

20 Jan. 169f Age 14. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1706. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169|-. His father was 
rector of Aspley Guise, Beds. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1702 Sept. : 
priest, Lincoln, 1709 Sept. : licensed to cure of Egginton chapel, in the parish 
of Leighton Beaudesert (Buzzard), Herts. Rector of Hocklifte, Beds. 7 Oct. 
1713, patron, Adam Houghton. On the death of his father he was presented 
by one Will. Ansell to Aspley 17 Oct. 1718 and a dispensation obtained from 
Lambeth. 

Hardy, John : son of Richard : born at Garstang, Lanes. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale, under M^ Firbank. Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield 
4 Feb. 169«. Age 17. 

Matric'^. as Harvey : but Hardy in the Study-rents. One of these names 
(with no degree) was vicar of Kinoulton near Nottingham 30 May 1729-35. 
Afterwards vicar of Melton Mowbray, and chaplain to the Dowager Countess 
of Lincoln. Married Mary Greene of Dunsby, Lines. Died 28 June 1740, 
aged 60. Probably father of Richard adm. 1731, who was born and educated 
at Nottingham : a Richard Hardy succeeded John at Kinoulton. 

Fowler, Gervase : son of Samuel : born at Stonegravel, Derbs. School : Chester- 
field, under M'' Browne. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 5 Feb. 169^. 
Age 17. 

In residence before Mich^ 1697 : appears as D^ Fowler in Study-rents 
Mich^ 1701: probably B.A. Mids. 1701: "B.A. 1708" in the Catalogus 
Grad. Cant, must be an error. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1705 June (de- 
scribed as B.A., Christ's): priest, 1711 May. "Hypodidascalus" of Chesterfield 
School. Probably rector of. Langwith, Derbs. about eight miles east of Chester- 
field 4 June 1719. Died 1 Feb. 17^^, and buried at Chesterfield : M.I. (Glover, 
2. 273). 

Woolhouse, William Harker: [father not given]: born at Muskham, Notts. 
School: not given. Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield 26 Feb. 1691^. 
Age 17. 

Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169|-. 

Hall, Martin : son of Edward : born at Aspley Guise, Beds. School : Guil[d]s- 
iDorough, under M'' Worling. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 19 Mar. 
169I-. Age 13. 

B.A. 170^. Admitted scholar 20 Mar. 169f Brother of Edward (above). 
Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 170f Mar. : priest, Lincoln, 1709 Sept. : 
licensed to curacy of Bow Brickhill, Bucks. Probably rector of High Laver, 
Essex 23 Dec. 1727 : died there 1734. 

Wilding, Richard : son of Thomas : born at Broth erton. Lanes. Educated by 
M*' Forster. Admitted sizar under W Duckfield 17 April 1697. Age 17. 
B. A. (Winding) 1 70-J ; M. A. (Wilding) 1 704. Admitted scholar (Willding) 

21 Feb. 169|. Ordained deacon (Wilding), Lincoln, 1702 May: licensed to 
Isley- Walton, Leics. : priest, London, 1703 May. Chaplain to the Bishop of 
Ely. Rector of Throcking, near Buntingford [not in Clutterbuck]. Had dis- 



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pensation 10 Jan. 170^ to hold also the rectory of Aspeden, distant about two 
miles. Died before April 1743. 
Father of Richard (172f ). 

Burvill, Henry : son of James : born at Tilmerston, Kent. School : Rochester. 
Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 21 Apr. 1697. Age 16. 

B. A. 170f ; M. A. 1704. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 1698. At a Fellowship 
election (at which he had the support of Dean Ullock and others) in 1702 the 
votes were evenly divided between him and Will. Burrell (see below) : Matt. 
Baines who seems to have been at Tonbridge came up to give his vote, which 
he had promised some time before, for Burvill : this would have given him the 
necessary majority. But Baines was induced to absent himself from the meeting 
— according to Burvill and five of his supporters, including John Boldero — 
because Withers threatened him that his father the cook should be ruined 
and all his kindred. Covel's name — he voted for Burrell — is not mentioned by 
the five. There being no election, the matter went to the V.C. D"^ Richardson, 
who nominated Burrell : and Burrell was duly elected. Burvill was ordained 
deacon, Rochester, 1703 Sept. Vicar of West Peckham, Kent 1709. Vicar 
of Ryarsh, 5 June 1730-42 {Memorials of Mailing y 169). 

Warren, Robert : son of Erasmus : born at Worrington [Worlington], Suffolk. 
School : Bury, under M^' Leeds. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 7 June 
1697. Age 17. 

B.A. 170J; M.A. 1704; D.D. 1716. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. The 
father Erasmus (165|^) was rector of Worlington, near Mildenhall 166f. The 
son was ordained priest, Rochester, 170 J Jan. : appointed to Sir John Morden's 
College, Blackheath. Rector of Charlton 28 Mar. 1704 : resigned it in 1736: 
had dispensation 15 Nov. 1718 to hold also the rectory of Stratford-le-Bow, 
Midds., distant three miles [?]. Vicar of Hampstead 173|-1740. Died 1 June 
1740. Gave £40 to the College : of which £20 was in lieu of his "treat" on 
taking the D.D. degree. Author : TJie Rich Man^s Charge, a sermon preached 
at Morden College 6 Sept. 1711. 

Brome, James : son of James : born at Nevingtons [Newington], Kent. School : 
Canterbury, under M'" Atkins. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 29 June 
1697. Age 18. 

B.A. 170?; M.A. 1704. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. Son of James 
(1666) rector of Cheriton and vicar of Newington, Kent, and traveller : father 
of James'(l 739). Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1701 Dec. Chaplain to the Bishop 
of Chester. Rector of Great Henny, Essex 8 Mar. 170 J: had dispensation 
28 Nov. 1712 to hold the contiguous rectory of Pebmarsh, which he resigned 
1716. Rector of Colne Wakes, Essex 24 July 1729. He seems to have been 
there in 1768 (the date of Morant's Essex). 

♦Burrell, William : son of William : born at Bright-Lyn [Brightling], Sussex. 
School: Saff'ron Walden, under M*" Kilborne. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Duckfield 12 July 1697. Age 15. 

B.A. nOJ; M.A. 1705 ; D.D. {com. reg.) 1728, admitted 1729. Admitted 
scholar 21 Feb. 169f. Elected Fellow (in place of Rob. Bevin) 27 Oct. 1702 : 
for the circumstances, see under Hen. Burvill, above : admitted (according to 
a note by the Master "upon a devolution in our election upon the Vice- 
Chancellor and 2 Senior Doctors, by their Nomination and Assumption, and 
in virtue of their Mandate to me directed bearing date Oct. 17, 1702. John 
Covel." Ordained deacon, Chichester,*1702 Dec. : priest, Peterborough, 1706 
May. Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting Preacher 1705. Praelector 1706. 
Steward 1 707. Succeeded his father as rector of Brightling in 1 708. Resigned 



140 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

his fellowship before Nov. 1709. Chaplain to the King, 10 Jan. 172^. Had 
dispensation 17 Oct. 1722 to hold with Brightling the vicarage of Icklesham, 
distant 15 miles. Died, and buried at Brightling 12 May 1737. 

Smith, Thomas : son of Ralph : born at Pipe- wood-houses. Staffs. Educated 
[? at Lichfield] by M^ Shaw. Admitted sizar under M^ Duck field 10 Oct. 1697. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 170i. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. Ordained deacon as B.A. of 
Christ's, Lincoln, .170|- May, "sufficienter intitulatus" — whatever that may 
imply: priest, Peterborough, 1707. Probably the Tho. Smith presented by 
the College to Helpston, and vicar 1706-2(5 : buried at Helpston (Sweeting, 
Peterborough Churches, 93). 

Michell (Mitchell), Robert: [father not given] : born at Upwood, Hunts. School : 
Eton, under M'^ Newborough. Admitted pensioner under M'' Duckfield — 
Oct. 1697. Age 17. 

B.A. (Michell) 170i. Admitted scholar (Michell) 5 Jan. 1691 

Lewis, Bernard : 

Admitted at Jesus College June 1697. Migrated to St John's where he 
was admitted sizar under M'' Orchard 2 Oct. 1697, as son of Geo. Lewis, clerk, 
born and educated at Abergwilly, Carmarthenshire. B.A. (St John's) 170f ; 
M.A. 1704. First appears as of Christ's in York Register, " Bernard Lewis 
M.A. of Christ's College," ordained priest, York, 1706 Sept. Rector of 
Thorpe Bassett 2 Sept. 1706: patron, the Earl of Carlisle. 

Bysshe (Bylshe), Thomas : 

Son of Christopher, of Cuckfield, Sussex, pleb. Matric*^. at St John's, Oxford 
9 July 1677, aged 17. B.A. from Oriel College 1681. Incorporated at 
Cambridge: M.A. (Christ's) 1704. Rector of Tarring, Sussex 1698 {Al. Ox. 
227) and of South Heighton : also vicar of Eastbourne 1704, distant eight miles, 
by dispensation from Lambeth : he was chaplain to the Dowager Countess of 
Anglesey : the vicarage was forfeited by reason of his not taking the oath of 
abjuration : but his license was renewed 9 Oct. 1708 {Lambeth Register). 

Heton, Thomas : 

Son of James of Bolton, Lanes., pleb. Matric<*. at Brasenose, Oxford 19 Jan. 
169J, aged 20. B.A. 1694. Incorporated at Cambridge : M.A. (Christ's) 1704. 
Rector of HolMwell, Beds. 1701. Rector of Wyddial, Herts. 1718. (Al. Ox. 
699.) 

Pountney, Thomas : 

Son of — , clerk. Matric'J. at St Mary Hall, Oxford 3 Jan. 169|. B. A., but 
date not found. Incorporated at Cambridge: M,A. (Christ's) 1704; incor- 
porated at Oxford 8 July 1704. 

Birch (Burch), Joseph : son of Samuel : born in London. School : Westminster, 
under M'" Nipe [D^ Knipe]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Duckfield 21 Jan. 
169|. Age 15. 

M.B. (Birch) 1703. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. Possibly son of 
Samuel (1675). 

Johnson, Benjamin : son of Oliver : born at Capell, Suffolk. Educated {% at home) 
by M^ Coleman. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 25 Jan. 169|. Age 17. 
B.A. 170i. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169f. 

Kifford, John [but by mistake for Henry] : son of Thomas : born in Cambridge, 
near Christ's " cuius accola prius fuisset." School : King's College School, 
under M'' Rosewell, Fellow of King's. Admitted sizar under M'' Duckfield 
2 Feb. 169|. Age 17. 



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B.A. (Henry) 170J ; M.A. 1705. Admitted scholar (Henry) 21 Feb. 170o. 
Ordained deacon (Hen. Kifford), Norwich, 1703 Sept. : priest, 1704 Sept. 
Kector of Dennington, Suffolk 1741. Died 1752 and buried at Halesworth 
(Davy). 

Paley, John : son of John : born at Long-[Lang-]cliffe, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M"^ Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M*" Duckfield 28 March 
1698. Age 17. 

B.A. 1701; M.A. 1709; incoi-porated Oxford 1709. Ordained deacon, York, 
1704 Sept. : priest, 1706 June. Vicar of Hunslet, Leeds, I718-173i 13 Jan., 
when he died, aged 49. Perhaps also vicar of Kirkleatham in Cleveland 
18 April 1723 : allowed leave of absence 25 Oct. 1726 : gone in 1732. Buried 
at Hunslet : M.I. in old church (now demolished). Often referred to in 
Thoresby's Diary : Thoresby, though a nonconformist, often went to hear him 
preach 1720-3, and thought highly of him. Author of The whole duty of 
Prayer, from the evidence of Reason and Revelation, with prayers for Evening 
and Morning, 1730, Leeds. (W. B. Paley, Esq.) The connexion of this man 
with the John Paley, supposed to be the first of Langcliffe, who had sons 
Thomas b. 1675 and William b. 1680 (admitted here 16 June of this same 
year) is not clear. Possibly John (the father) and the original William were 
brothers. 

Shaw, Thomas : son of John : born at Colchester. School : Brentwood. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M*" Waterhouse 30 Mar. 1698. Age 16. 

LL.B. 1703. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. A John Shaw of St Ann's, 
Colchester married about 1677 Anne, daughter of Tho. Broom, Serjeant-at-law, 
and had sons John (who died without issue 1715) and Thomas, perhaps our 
man: on John's death the family estate was sold (Morant, 1. 118). One 
Tho. Shaw was vicar of Wyberton, Lines. 17 Oct. 1712, patron, John Shaw 
(for this turn). 

*Aynsley, Ralph : son of Mark : born at Gallowshill [in parish of Bolam], 
Northumb*^. School : Durham, under M"" Rudd. Admitted sizar under 
M*- Duckfield 7 May 1698. Age 18. 

B.A. 170J; M.A. 1705. Signed first Aynsley : then regularly Anesley. 
Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. Ordained deacon, London, 1702 May. 
Elected Fellow 27 June 1704, succeeding Hen. Cook. Junior Dean, Catechist 
and Bunting Preacher 1708. Praelector 1708. Steward 1709. Senior Dean 
1715, 1722. Scrutator for the University 1715. Had a very few pupils — 
the last in 1711. Presented to Hapton 4 July 1717 : to Gately 9 Apr. 1718 
(succeeding Rob. Withers who died there) : resigned it before 29 April 1724 : 
the value being small he retained his Fellowship with it (it was afterwards 
augmented by a beneficial lease of the rectory) : probably he did not reside. 
On 25 Jan. 172| he was nominated together with Tho. Husband for Lord 
Berkeley's usual selection for the rectory of Kegworth : but Lord Berkeley 
chose M*" Husband. On 27 Mar. 1724 he was presented to Ingoldsby, vacant 
by the death of Ri. Ward — the first presentation made by the College : his 
fellowship was declared vacant 17 Jan. 172|. Died at Ingoldsby and buried 
there 3 Jan. 17fg. 

Aynsley was doubtless a Tory and politically, perhaps personally, hostile 
to Towers. It was he and Boldero who induced Covel to declare Towers' 
fellowship vacant in 1714, and probably he was the Fellow who ran Towers 
hard for the Mastership in 172|. He was one of the four Fellows who 
desired the V.C. to enquire into the ci«cumstances of that election. Probably 
he was not unwilling to get away from the College after 20 years of residence 
in 1724. He seems not to have remained for his "year of grace." 



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Paley, William : son of William : born at Long-[Lang-]cliffe, Yorks. School : 
Giggleswick, under M'" Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 
16 June 1698. Age 17. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1705. Ordained deacon, Worcester, 170|. One of these 
names was vicar of Elsham, Lines. 13 June 1704, patron, Will. Thompson, 
armiger. Son of William, who was perhaps the man who acquired the Lang- 
cliffe estate : see under Robert Paley (1616). The following pedigree shows 
the connexion of the various members of the College of this name, so far as 
known : I am indebted for it to M'" W. B. Paley, the present representative 
of the younger branch. 



— Paley of Langcliffe 



John 



Thomas 
George 
Thomas 



William (?) 
WiUiam (1698) 



(38.) Georg^e 



William (1729) 
William (1758) 



(2 s.) John Green 3 s. Thomas (4 s.) Robert M.D. = Mary William Edmund 

whence the present owner | | 

of Langcliffe and of Ampton, Suffolk Thomas B.D. , ' , 

I Fred. Apthorp Francis Henry (1844) 

George Knowles (1880) | 

W. B. Paley 

Waterhouse, David : son of John : born at Wakefield. School: Wakefield, under 
M"^ Armitage. Admitted sizar under M^ Waterhouse 9 May 1698. Age 18. 



B.A. 170i: M.A. 1705. 



Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. 



Brother of 



Benjamin (169^). Ordained deacon, London, 1703 May: priest, Rochester, 
1705; licensed to Tunbridge Wells. Rector of Langley, Kent 171^-1758 
Nov. 4, when he died (Al. Ox. 1506). He had three sons, all educated at 
Oxford : Ben. at Univ. 1735 ; David at Ch. Ch. (afterwards rector of Langley 
1759-80); and Thomas at Univ. 173f. (AL Ox. ib.) Author: Epistolae sex 
ad amicum de divinitate Ghristi^ edited 1763 by his brother, Ben., vicar of 
Hollingbourne. 

Littlewood, Peter : son of Peter : born at Stabley [? Staveley], Derbs. School : 
Staveley, under M'" Edmonds. Admitted sizar under M"" Waterhouse 9 June 
1698. Age not given. 

B.A. 170J. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 
(probably) Sept. 1702 ; licensed to Holmesfield chapel in Drontield parish 
20 Sept.: priest, 1704 June: licensed to Brampton, Derbs. 



Flasby, John : son of Edward : born at Overtown, Lanes. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale. Admitted sizar under M'^ Duckfield 9 June 1698. Age 16. 

B.A. 170^; M.A. 1706, incorporated at Oxford 1712. Ordained deacon, 
Worcester, 170|^: priest, Lincoln, 170f March; licensed to Westmill, Herts. 
Vicar of Groton, Suflfolk 1704-36, when he died. Also vicar of Edwardstone 
1706. {Al. Ox. 504.) Buried at Groton 7 Dec. 1736. His only son, Joseph, 
admitted at St John's 1727, was buried at Groton, June 1731. 

England, Thomas : son of Richard : born at Buntingford. .School : Buntingford, 

under his father. Admitted sizar under M'" Duckfield 20 June 1698. Age 16. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1705. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. His father, 



Richard, admitted 1667. 
Norwich, 1706 December. 



Ordained deacon, London, 170 J March: priest, 
Yicar of West well, Kent 20 Dec. 1711. Chaplain 



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to Dowager Countess of Salisbury. On 4 June 1729 had dispensation to 
hold also the vicarage of Wennington, distant two miles. A Tho. England 
(but probably another, though no other is a graduate of either University), 
died rector of Crich, Derbs. 7 Feb. 1730 (1 173J). (Cox, Derbs. Churches, 
4. 52.) 

Keate, William : son of James : born at Char(d)stock, Dorset. School : Chard. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 25 June 1698. Age 18 : but (as the 
praelector, John Broughton, implies) more ; " non Tyro, sed (si Barbae fides) 
emeritus; annum agens (prout ipse modeste satis testatur) undevigesimum." 

B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169f. James Keate was of Wadham 
and Exeter and vicar of Chardstock 1669. The praelector's suspicion as to 
William's age makes it unlikely that he was the Rev. Sir Will. Keate, Bart., 
who died at Digswell, near Welwyn 6 Feb. 1757 aged 72 {Gent. Mag. p. 142) — 
who would have been only 13 in 1698. 

Lynsey, George : born in Northumberland : M. A. of the University of Edinburgh 
(" e collegio prope Edenburgam "). Admitted (surety, M*" Duckfield) to the 
Bachelors' Table " pro gradus dignitate." 

Did not reside, so far as I find. One Geo. Lindsay was vicar of Alnham 
St Michael, Northumberland : died vicar 1746. 

Cooper, John [probably by error for William] : B.A. of Peterhouse : admitted in 
order to proceed to M.A. Surety, M^ Duckfield. 

B.A. (Will. Cooper) 169* (Pet.); M.A. (Christ's) 1698. One Will. 
Cooper rector of Bolingbroke, Lines. 15 Dec. 1698: one vicar of Friskney 
3 Nov. 1703 : one rector of Fish toft 14 July 1705. 

Greggs, Switchcoat (Whichcott) : " ignoto sibi vel nomine tenus Patre suo, 
natus vero, uti probe meminerit, apud Lyncolniam." School: Lincoln, under 
M"^ Gramston [? Garmston]. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckworth 30 June 
1698. Age 18. 

B.A. (Whichcott Greggs) at Pembroke, 1705. The perversion of his 
own name is as strange as his ignorance of his father's. 

Mason, Edward: B.A. of Oxford four years before at "Balial." Admitted 
1 July to take M.A. at Cambridge. Surety, M'" Broughton. Son of T. Mason, 
pleb. : born at Monmouth, matric'^. at Balliol 15 Dec. 1690, aged 17. 

B.A. 1694; M.A. (Christ's) 1698. Rector of Hampton Bishop, co. 
Hereford 1698, and of Bromyard (third portion) 1700. {Al. Ox. 982.) 

Meadow, Edmund : son of Edmund : born at Bury St Edmunds. School : Bury, 
under M^ Edw. Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield 8 July 1698. 
Age 15. 

Admitted scholar (Medow) 21 Feb. 169f. Resided (Meadows) till Mich". 
1701. 

Baines, John : son of John " e nobis alter " : born in Cambridge. School : 
Perse, Cambridge (" schola publica "), under M^ Sparks. Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Lovett 8 July 1698. Age 14. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1706. Admitted (Baynes) scholar 21 Feb. 169§. 
Younger son of John the apxt/w-ay^pos (see under Matthew, 1694): he signs 
his own name Baynes, by a freak, as his kindred were all Baines. The last (and 
at the time the only) pupil of M*" Lovett, to whom the cook remained faithful : 
Baines kept in the Master's lodging, with his tutor (who also had rooms there) 
till at least Mich«. 1706 : the usual ^ntry in the list of Fellows and their 
pupils being " M'" Baines (the cook) for his son." Ordained deacon, London, 
1706 Sept.: priest, 1708 Sept. : licensed to Lynn Regis. In 1718 he became 



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rector of Cockley Cley, Norfolk : on 8 Feb. 1 7^1 he had a dispensation to hold 
also Ringstead St Andrew's (in the gift of the College) distant 20 miles. He 
was chaplain to the Earl of Denbigh. He held Ringstead till 1735 (? 1753). 

Bulkley, Richard: only son and heir of Richard, Baron Bulkeley, Viscount Cashel : 
born at Baron Hill (" sedes avita ") "prope Bel lorn ariscum," Anglesey. Edu- 
cated at home, finally by M"" Trigg. Admitted as nobleman ("pro ordinis 
sui dignitate "), under M'' Duckfield 16 Aug. 1698. Age 16. 

M. A. 1 700. Resided at the Master's "above the ante-chapel " till Lady Day 
1701. Son of the third Viscount by Mary, daughter of Sir Phil. Egerton of 
Egerton, Cheshire. Fourth Viscount Bulkeley of Cashel, 1704. M.P. for 
Anglesey 1705-24. Gave in 1702 to the restoration of the Chapel £21. 12s. Od. 
Constable of Beaumaris Castle; and of Carnarvon 1713. Married Lady 
Bridget Bertie, daughter of James, Earl of Abingdon ; had two sons, the 
fifth and sixth Viscounts. Died at Bath, 1724, aged 41. (Collins, 8. 16.) 

Butler, Jacob : son of John, LL.D. : born at Wallington, Herts. School : 
Bishop Stortford, under M*" Tooke. Admitted pensioner under M'' Duckfield 
16 Aug. 1698. Age 16. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1706. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 169|. John, the father, 
who married Susanna Bodendick, was rector of Wallington. Barrister at 
law: proprietor of an estate at Barnwell, Cambs. where he lived and died. 
Six feet four inches in height and very eccentric. Married Rose, daughter of 
— Clerk, rector of Somerby. He erected in Barnwell Church three tablets to 
his ancestors and three more autobiographical, leaving the dates of the death 
of himself and his wife to be filled in. These three are printed at length in 
Cooper's Annals, 4. 336-9, and are curious, but too long to give here. They 
describe his " invariable steadiness in the cause of Liberty, which would have 
entitled him to rewards in any age or country where Virtue was not a 
crime and Corruption the safest path to Honour." His virtue was chiefly 
shewn in fighting with the Corporation. Once (in 1754) he offered himself as 
a candidate for Parliament, but without success : but entitled himself justly 
to the name of the Old Briton. His labours in the cause of freedom were 
many. He fought a M'" Sindrey an alderman of the town who (like Ahab 
king of Israel) wanted his neighbour's property on which to erect a dog-kennel ; 
here M'^ Butler was successful in his action. Edward Gillam, a farmer of 
Cambridge, would plough 30 acres of the Lammas land south of Cambridge : 
whereby " all the sheep were damaged in their feed much more in their 
winter layer " : hence another successful action. He ended his life 28 May 
1765 aged 84, and Rose Butler 5 May 1778 aged 87 : they were both buried 
in the same grave made by him on the south side of the chancel. 

Robinson, Brian : son of Christopher : born at Clapham, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M'" Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M'' Duckfield 30 Jan. 
169|. Age 19. 

B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170f. Author : A Treatise on 
Animal Economy (Cooper and Le Keux, where he is called M.D. — but not of 
Cambridge). An Essay on Coin, London, 1758. Also A Dissertation on the 
Aether of Sir Isaac Newton, 1743. 

Weatherhead, Anthony : son of Anthony : bom at Giggleswick. School : 
Giggleswick, under M"" Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 
30 Jan. 169|. Age 16. 

B.A. 170|. Ordained deacon, York, 1704 Sept. : priest, 1706 June. Usher 
at Giggleswick 12 Mar. 170f. Licensed to Normanton grammar school 1730. 
Vicar of Holme (near Burnley, Lanes.) 1742-60, when he died, aged 80 



1699 146 

(Whitaker, Whalley, 2. 207 — but the age does not quite agree). According to 
Gent. Mag. 1749, 4776, he was vicar of Winterton, Lines. I can find only 
one of these names. 

Moss(e) Charles : son of Robert, of Norfolk. School : Norwich, under M'" Burton. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Ducktield 7 Feb. 169f. Age 15. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1706; M.D. 1713. Admitted (Mosse) scholar 21 Feb. 
169f. Practised medicine at Kingston-on-HuU. Died 1731, aged 46. 
(Poulson, 758.) 

Barker, William : son of James : born at Winwick, Lanes. School : Warrington, 
under M} Shaw. Admitted sizar under M^ Withers 9 Feb. 169|. Age 16. 
B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170f. 

Hodson (or Hodgson), John : son of John : born at Ringste[a]d, Norfolk. 
School : Brancaster, under his father. Admitted sizar under M"* Duckfield 
11 Apr. 1699. Age 15. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170?. Son of John (1669): 
brother of Henry (169^). Ordained deacon, Lincoln, by letters dimissory 
from Norwich, 1703 May. One of these names was rector of Thurstaston, 
Cheshire 1705-52. (Ormerod-Helsby, 2. 510.) 

*Moor (or More), John : son of John [husbandman] : born at Middleton, West-, 
moreland. School: Sedber[gh] [for four years], under M'' Wharton. Admitted 
(after residing one year at St John's) pensioner under M*" Withers 27 June 
1699. Age 19. 

B.A. 170| ; M. A. 1705. Admitted scholar (More) 21 Feb. 170f— later he 
always signs Moor : Covel always writes him More. Elected Fellow in place 
of Simon Every, 19 Apr. 1704. Ordained deacon, York, 1704 Sept. : priest, 
Ely, 1705 Sept. Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting Preacher 1706. Prae- 
lector 1707. Steward 1708. Senior Dean 1714. Took a few pupils — 
averaging about ten in all, between 1709 and 1714. One of the Fellows 
who appealed to the V.C. against the Master's action in appointing Boldero 
President in 1714. He seems to have died suddenly: he was buried in the 
ante-chapel 22 Dec. 1714, aged 34 : but no memorial of him is there now. 

Swann, Richard : son of Robert : born in London. School : Cambridge (Perse), 
under M'" Sparkes. Admitted pensioner under M'' Duckfield 28 Apr. 1699. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1707. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170?. Ordained 
deacon, Peterborough, 1705 June. Perhaps rector of Freckenham, Suffolk 
(Davy). 

Wilson, Benjamin : son of Louis : born in London. School : Eton, under M"" New- 
burgh. Admitted pensioner under M'" Duckfield 3 July 1699. Age 18. 
Resided till Mich«. 1700. 

Foster (Forster), Richard : son of Richard : bom in Cambridge. School : 
Cambridge [King's College School], under M'" Rosewell. Admitted sizar under 
M'' Duckfield 7 July 1699. Age 15. 

B.A. (Foster) 170f ; M.A. 1716. Admitted scholar (Foster) 19 Feb. 170§. 
Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1706 Sept. 

Hampson, John: son of John : born in Cambridge. School : Cambridge [King's 
College School], under M'" Rosewell. Admitted sizar under M'" Duckfield 
7 July 1699. Age 14. • 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1709. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. There is a 
Latin letter from him to Covel (10. Kal. Apr. 170^) written from Cambridge 

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while still B. A., describing how he joined a crowd to go to an execution ; how 
moved by the last words of one of the criminals he expressed a belief in his 
possible salvation ; for which he was fiercely attacked by " fanaticus quidam." 
(Add. Mss. 22911, p. 95.) Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1706 Sept. : priest, 
Ely, 1708 Sept. : curate of East Church, Isle of Sheppey. Probably curate 
of Kegworth (of which Covel remained rector) : his wife, Mary, to whom he 
had been married two months, died there in 1714 : and he followed her 18 Aug. 
1716, aged 33: " humanis functus miseriis, hie in Christo obdormivit " are the 
words (probably his own) which end his epitaph (Nichols, Topographica^ 8. 
1444). 

Rutter (afterwards Rutterforth), George : son of Thomas : born at Tadlow, 
Cambs. School : Wrestlingworth, under M'" Bristow. Admitted sizar under 
M^ Duckfield 7 July 1699. Age 17. 

B.A. (Rutterforth) 170f ; M.A. 1719. Admitted scholar (Rutterforth) 
19 Feb. 170|. Brother of Tho. Rutter (1695). The family seems to have 
changed its name about 1700, after Thomas had graduated. Geo. Rutterforth 
was ordained deacon, Ely, 1705 Sept. : priest, Peterborough, 1707 Sept. 
Chaplain to the Earl of Bradford. Vicar of Bulmer, Essex 9 June 1708 
(patron, John Brown, gent.). Had dispensation to hold also Otton Belchamp, 
distant two miles, 24 Nov. 1720. He also held Belchamp- Walter. Died 1751. 

Cudworth, Robert : son of Charles : born at Hornsey, Midds. School : Oxford 
p King Edward's], under M"^ Badgworth. Admitted sizar under M"^ Duckfield 
22 July 1699. Age 17. 

Probably never resided. Probably a grandson of D"^ Cudworth, and son of 
Charles who married in India : see page 49 : any son of that marriage could 
not have been more than 15| at this time — but the age here given may be 
wrong. 

Coldham, James : son of James : born in Norfolk. Admitted fellow-commoner, 
under M"^ Duckfield 20 Sept. 1699. Age not given. 

Probably never resided. Perhaps of Anmer Hall : see Burke, L.G. (1871), 
259. 

Bradbury, Wentworth : son of Thomas : born at Mildenhall, Suffolk. School : 
Bury, under M^ Edw. Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield 
19 Dec. 1699. Age 16. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1707. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170f. Ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 1706 Sept. : priest, 170f March : licensed to Herringswell, 
Suffolk. Chaplain to the Earl of Bristol. Rector of Wicken Bonant, Essex 
26 Nov. 1720. On 22 Nov. 1721 had dispensation to hold also the vicarage 
of Arkesden, distant one mile. Died about Feb. 1761 (1765 according to 
Morant, 2. 588). In 1704 the advowson of Moulton (not yet purchased by 
Christ's College) was leased for a year to Tho. Bradbury. In 1718 the same 
was granted by Wentworth Bradbury to Joh. Delamere. 

Drew, John : 

Son of John, clerk, of Stourton, Wilts. Matriculated at Oriel College, 
Oxford 30 Oct. 1690. 

B.A. 1694. Incorporated at Cambridge: M.A. (Christ's) 1706. Rector 
of Kingston Deverell 1706 {Al. Ox. 425). 

Sugden, Joshua : son of John : born at " Shelf," Yorks. School : Hippenhorm 
[Hipperholme near Halifax]. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 27 Jan. 
169f. Age 17. 

B.A. 170f; M.A. 1707. Admitted scholar 21 Feb, 170f. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1705 June, 



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Brook[s]bank, Joseph: son of Gilbert: born at Horton, Yorks. School: 
Bradford, under M^ Clapham. Admitted sizar under M'" Duckfield 27 Jan 
1699. Age 16. 

B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170^. Ordained deacon, York, 
1707 Sept. : priest, 1709 June. Licensed to Luddenden Chapel, Halifax 
16 Aug. 1728. 

Pool, John : son of John : born at Bobingworth, Essex. School : North Weal 
[Weald], under M"^ Huit. Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 31 Jan. 169^. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170$. Ordained deacon, London, 
170| March : priest, Chichester (for London), 1706 Dec. Probably rector of 
Farnham, Essex 24 Dec. 1706 : patron, Joh. Poole, gent. Died 1728 (Morant, 
2. 625). 

Hodson, Henry : son of John : born at Titchwell, Norfolk. School : Brancaster, 
under his father. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 20 Mar. 169 J. Age 16. 
B.A. 170|. Subscribed the Declaration (doubtless as scholar) 19 Feb. 
170f. Brother of John (1699). Ordained deacon at Westminster by Bishop 
Wake of Lincoln 1707 June : licensed to Raithby and Sutterby, Lines. Rector 
of Conisholme, Lines. 10 Dec. 1711. Married in 1715 Mary, daughter of 
D'" Ingram More, rector of Maltby, Lines. Vicar of Headcorn, Kent (collated 
by D^ Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury) 2 Oct. 1716-23. Rector of Sand- 
hurst 1722-1753, when he resigned. Died 24 Dec. 1771. 

Carew, Isaac : son of Thomas : born at Waldingfield, Suffolk. School : Bury, 
under M'" Leydes (Leeds). Admitted sizar under M*" Duckfield 2 Apr. 1700. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1707. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170^. Vicar of 
Wickham Market 1707 till his death 22 Sept. 1750. 

Cleiveland (Cleaveland), John : son of William : born at Bridgnorth, Salop. 
School: Rugby, under M*" Holyoke. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 
23 April 1700. Age 17. 

B.A. (Cleiveland) 170f ; M.A. 1707. Son of William, vicar of Dudley, by 
his wife EHz. Rogerson of Bridgnorth : brother of Thomas (I7f^). Admitted 
scholar (Cleiveland) 21 Feb. 170^. Ordained deacon (Cleiveland), Worcester, 
1705 Aug. : priest, 1708 Sept. Rector of Himley St Michael, Staffs. 13 July 
1710. Married (1) Mary Colles, by whom he had three children Mary, Will, 
and John, who all died young : (2) Cath. Grove, by whom he had a daughter, 
Cath. who died aninfant. Died at Himley 17 Apr. 1745. 

Ashton, William : son of Thomas : born at Falksworth [Folksworth], Hunts. 
School : Oundle, under M^ Cawdwell (Caldwell). Admitted sizar under M'' Duck- 
field 21 May 1700. Age 17. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170?. 

Turner, Charles : son of William : born at Roucham [Rougham], Suffolk. School : 
Lavenham, under M"^ Drift. Admitted sizar under M"" Boldero 24 May 1700. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 170f. Ordained deacon, London, 170| March : priest, 1707 June. 

Tatham, William : son of John : born at Ireby [? Ireleth], Lanes. [Elsewhere said 
to have been born at Thornton 1 near Poiiiton-le-fylde, Lanes.] School : Kirk by 
Lonsdale, under M"" Firbank. Admitted si^r wnder M'" Duckfield 28 May 



1700. Age 17. 



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B. A. 170|; M.A. 1707. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170^ Ordained deacon, 
London, 1706 Sept. : priest, Ely, 1707 Dec. Chaplain to the Earl of Dunmore. 
Rector of Wormingford, Essex 23 Feb. 1709-60. Had dispensation 28^0ct. 
1717 to hold also the rectory of Polstead, Suffolk, distant five miles : and in 
Dec. 1720 to hold also the rectory of Wiston (or Wissington), Suffolk, distant 
two miles. Died 1760. His son John admitted 1752. 

Drayton, John : son of George : born at Burton on Trent. School : Burton, 

under M'" Shilton. Admitted sizar under M"- Duckfield 30 May 1700. Age 18. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170^. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 

1704 June. Vicar p] of Newton Solney, Derbs. on the nomination of Sir Henry 

Every. 

Booth, Charles : son of George : born at Weston, Yorks. School : Bradford, 
under M'" Clayton. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 31 May 1700. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1715. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. Ordained deacon, 
York, 1704 June : curate of Rawdon chapel in the parish of Guiseley, Yorks. 
1704 June: priest, 1706 Sept. 

Freeman, Aubrey : third son of Ralph, armiger : born at Aspeden Hall, Herts. 
School : Stortford, under M"^ Tooke. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Duckfield 
18 June 1700. Age 15. 

Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170$. Resided till Lady Day 1702. His mother 
was Eliz., daughter of Sir John Aubrey of Llanthridred. He died young 
(Clutterbuck, 3. 348). 

Jackson, John : son of George : born at Bradford. School : Bradford. Admitted 
pensioner under M^ Duckfield 27 June 1700. Age 18. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1708. One of these names signs on 25 Nov. 1726 as 
minister of Stretford, Manchester. 

Berrow, Capell : son of John : born at Watford. School : Charterhouse (*'apud 
Carthusianos "). Admitted sizar under M"" Duckfield 28 June 1700. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1712. Perhaps brother of Richard (167f) and of John 
(1682). Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170^. Ordained deacon, London, 1706 
Sept. : priest, 1707 Sept. Licensed to chapel of Totteridge, Herts. Sept. 
1709. Rector of Northill, Beds, circa 1711 : died rector 28 Oct. 1751, aged 77 
after residing at Northill for 40 years. 

Antill, John : [but matric*^. as William rightly] : son of John : born at Whatton, 
Leics. School : Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 3 July 
1700. Age 19. 

LL.B. (Will.) 1709. Admitted scholar (Will.) 21 Feb. 170f One of these 
names was rector of Lambley, Notts. : and died before June 1714. 

Sherlock, William : son of Thomas : born at Buntingford. School : Buntingford. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield (after one year at Jesus College) : date not 
given, but early in 1700. Age not given. 

B.A. 170| ; M.A. 1707. Admitted scholar 10 Feb. 169^. Ordained deacon, 
1707 June: priest, 1708 Sept. Curate of Deptford 22 Nov. 1716: stipend 
;£35. Chaplain to the Earl of Huntingdon. Rector of Little Burstead, Essex 
1723. Had dispensation to hold also the annexed rectories of St George, 
Botolph Lane, and of St Botolph, Billingsgate — distant 17 miles — 28 Oct. 1725. 
Died 1736. 

Hopkins, William : Oxoniensis. Admitted in order to take M.A. degree. No 
date given. 



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Son of Charles, clerk, born at Sutton-at-Hone, Kent. Matric*^. at Oriel, 
Oxford 23 Apr. 1693, aged 18. B.A. 1696; M.A. (Christ's) 1700. Vicar of 
Horton Kirby, Kent 1698 (Foster, Al. Ox. 744) : received dispensation for non- 
residence 25 Mar. 1699. Ordained priest, Rochester, 1698 (at Westminster). 

Shaw, Robert: Oxoniensis. Admitted to take M.A. degree. Date not given. 

Matric^. (plebeius) atBrasenose, Oxford 1693, aged 18. B.A. 1696; M.A. 
(Christ's) 1700. Rector of Handley, Chesh. 1703 {Al. Ox. 1341). 

Hemsworth, George : Oxoniensis. Admitted to take M.A. degree. No date given. 
Son of Francis : born at Berkhampstead. Matric^. at Christ Church, Oxford 
31 Mar. 1691, aged 16. B.A. 169|; M.A. (Christ's) 1700. (Al. Ox. 692.) 
Ordained priest, London, 1703 Dec. 

Sherman, William : [father not given] : born at Felstead, Essex. School : Felstead. 
Admitted sizar under M"^ Sherwill 3 Sept. 1700. Age 16. 

B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. Admitted at the Middle 
Temple, 6 June 1702. Resided till Easter 170^ — having given up the study 
of Law. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1704 March : priest, Ely, 1707. Vicar of 
Rushmere, Suffolk 23 Dec. 1707, patron Sir Sam. Barnardiston. 

Viney, Westerdale : son of John : bom at Colchester ["Augusta Trinobantum"]. 
School: Gloucester ("Gloverniae"), under M'^ Wheeler. Admitted pensioner 
under M^- Duckfield 23 Sept. 1700. Age 16. 

Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170^. Resided till June 1704. John, the father, 
who was of Magd. Hall, Oxford was also of the Middle Temple and a Master 
of the Bench. The son was admitted there 6 June 1702. 

Bigland, Robert : son of Edward, serjeant-at-law : born at Nottingham. School : 
Eton, under M^' Newburgh. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Burton 18 Nov. 
1700. Age 16. 

Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170f. Resided till Lady Day 1702. Admitted 
at Gray's Inn 4 Dec. 1699. Died unmarried (Foster, Lanes, pedigrees). The 
family was of Bigland Hall, Thanes. 

M'" Serjeant Edw. Bigland of Gray's Inn as "a grateful tenant" gave £10 
in 1702 to the restoration of the Chapel. He was of Long Whatton, Leics. 
and M.P. for Nottingham : married Anne, daughter of Peter Richier M.D. ; 
and died 1704 (Burke, E.G. 3. 239). 

Bradshaw, George : son of John : born at Brampton, Yorks. School : Eton, 
under M^ Newberry (Newburgh). Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Duck- 
field 23 Nov. 1700. Age 16. 

Resided " at the Master's, over the parlour " till Lady Day 1 703. Admitted 
(as of Brampton in Treeton — near Rotherham) at the Middle Temple 6 July 
1699. Son of John Bradshaw (Sheriff of Derbs. 1717, being then settled at 
Eyam), by his wife Dorothy, daughter of Anthony Eyre (1650) of Rampton, 
Notts, (see Glover, Derbs. 2. 219). Probably Recorder of Doncaster (Hunter, 
*S'. Yorks. 1. 33). Married Helen, daughter of Rob. Roper of East Derby, Lanes. 
Died 23 Dec. 1735, aged 52 and buried in Doncaster church: M.I. which 
describes him as " in litibus dirimendis sagax et integer, in legibus exsequendis 
fidus et intrepidus " (Hunter, 2. 43). 

Robinson, Gervase : son of John, miles : born at Denson [Denston], Suff. School : 
Eton, under M^" Newberry (Newburgh).^ Admitted pensioner under M'" Duck- 
field 3 Dec. 1700. Age 16. 

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Le Grice, John: son of John : born at Bury St Edmunds. School: Bury, under 
M'' Leeds. Admitted sizar under M^ Burton 23 Dec. 1700. Age 18. 
B.A. 170|^. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1706 Sept. 

Hargreaves, Robert : 

Son of James, clerk, of Colne, Lanes. Matric^. at Brasenose, Oxford, 
15 July 1693, aged 17. 

B.A. 1697. Incorporated at Cambridge: M.A. (Christ's) 1707 : incorporated 
at Oxford 8 July 1707 {Al. Ox. 651). One Rob. Hargreaves rector of Langton 
on Swale, Yorks. 2 Sept. 1746. Vicar of Harewood, Yorks. 11 Aug. 1747: 
both livings vacant in 1754. 

Bird, Drury : son of John : born at Knapwell, Cambs. School : King's College, 
Cambridge, under M'" Rosewell. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 5 Feb. 
170f. Age 17. 

B.A. 170|. Ordained deacon, Chichester, 1705 May: priest, 1708 May. 
One of these names vicar of Bolney, Sussex 1 Jan. 170|. 

Byam, Samuel : son of Willoughby : born in Antigua, whence he came to England, 
aged 8. School : Camberwell, under M'" Lamberth. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Duckfield 28 Feb. 170f. Age 17. 

The first of four or five admitted here of the family of Byam which was of 
some importance in the West Indies. (See History of Antigua^ 1. 69-101.) 
William Byam of Luccombe, Somerset and of T.C. Dublin (1622-70) left 
England for Antigua about 1650. He had two sons, Edward, Governor of 
the Leeward Islands, who had three sons Edward (admitted 1708), William 
(1720) and Francis (1726): the second was Willoughby (1657-90) who had 
two sons, William and this Samuel : he was a lieut.-colonel and died of his 
wounds at St Christopher's 1690. Sam. Byam resided till December 1704 as 
a pupil first of M'^ Duckfield, then after Duckfield's death of M^ Sherwill. He 
became a major in the army : married Eliz., daughter of Geo. Clark of Antigua, 
and had one son Sam. who was admitted at Queen's, Oxford 1729. He died 
intestate 1712 {Hist. p. 101). 

Smith, George : son of John : born at Richmond. School : Richmond, under M*" 

Will. Thomson. Admitted sizar under M^' Duckfield 17 March 170J. Age 18. 

B.A. 170|. One of these names was rector of Bag Enderby, Lines. 20 Feb. 

17 1|^ : and doubtless also of the adjoining parish of Somersby : in which church 

he was buried June 1729. 

Pennell (or Pannell), Peter: son of Peter: born at Rudgley [Rugeley], Staffs. 
School : Rugeley, under M^' Tomkinson. Admitted sizar under M"" Burton 
13 May 1701. Age 18. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1708 (Pennell). Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1705 Sept. 
and licensed to preach in the diocese : priest, 1717 Sept. Perhaps master of 
King's Bromley school. Staffs, in 1715 (see under Geo. Lawton). Probably 
vicar of King's Langley in 1725 where his son David (adm. 1742) was born and 
educated by his father. 

Raikes, Robert : son of Robert : born at Northallerton. School : Eton, under 
M^ Newburroug (Newburgh). Admitted pensioner under M^ Duckfield 23 May 
1701. Age 17. 

Resided under M*" Duckfield and then under M'' Sherwill till Mich. 1703. 
Admitted at Gray's Inn 24 June 1700. He lived at Gloucester, and in 1722 
he founded the Gloucester Journal one of the oldest country newspapers. He 
married a daughter of the Rev. R. Drew, by whom he was father of Robert 
the " promoter of Sunday schools " (D.ISr.B.) who carried on his father's business 
as a printer at Gloucester. Died 7 Sept. 1757 {ib. under his son). 



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Cocksedge, William : son of William : born at Rougham, Suffolk. School : Laven- 
ham, under M^ Drift. Admitted sizar under M*" Boldero 9 June 1701. Age 18. 
B.A. 170f. 

Towne, Leonard: son of John: born at Sudbrooke, Lines. School: Grantham, 

under M'^ Burnet. Admitted sizar under M^ Duckfield 26 June 1701. Age 18. 

B.A. 170y. Subscribed as scholar 19 Feb. 170|. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 

170f March; licensed to Kirkby-le-Thorpe and Asgarby : priest, 1709 Sept. 

Rector of Boothby Graffoe, Lines. 30 Oct. 1709, patron, Will. Thompson, gent. 

Walton, John : son of Thomas : born at Knarsdale, Northumb'^. School : Lowther, 
under M'" Tho. Lodge. Admitted sizar under M'^ Sherwill 4 July 1701. Age 1 8. 

Resided till Lady Day 1703. Admitted scholar Feb. 170|. One of these 
names vicar of Melchbourn, Beds. 7 Apr. 1715, patron. Lord St John. 

? Schoolmaster of Carlisle 1710, and Corbridge 1719 [enquiry made May 
1910 by J. W. Robinson, Brokenheugh, Haydon Bridge. F.K.P.]. 

Sturges, John : son of John, clerk in Holy Orders : born at Hartford, Hunts. 
School : Charterhouse, under M^ Walker. Admitted sizar under M*" Sherwill 
4 July 1701. Age 15. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1709. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. John, the 
father, admitted 1667, was vicar of Hartford 1684—9. The son was ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 1710 July. Rector of Halton, Lines. 11 June 1711, patron, 
the Bishop of Norwich. Rector of Chilbolton, Hants. 19 April 1722-23. Rector 
of Wonston with Sutton, Hants. 13 May 1723. Prebendary of Winchester 
1721, till his death 11 Oct. 1740 (called B.D., but probably by error, Le Neve, 
3. 36). Left Selden's Works to the Library. He subscribed in 1727 to 
D'* John Spencer's De legibus Hehrceorum. 

Salmon, William : son of Thomas : born at Mepsall, Herts, [probably Meppershall, 
near Shefford, Beds.]. School : Buntingford, under M^ England. Admitted 
pensioner under M^ Duckfield 3 Nov. 1701. Age 16. 

B.A. 170^. Admitted scholar 4 May 1702. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 
1708 Aug.; licensed to Wickhambrook : priest, Worcester, 1709. 

Carter, Charles : son of Greenough : born at Gazeley, Suff. School : Bury, under 
M'- Leeds. Admitted sizar under M"^ Burton 22 Dec. 1701. Age 18. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 
1706 May: priest, 170f March; licensed to Culford, Suffolk. Rector of 
Culford 1709-55 : also of Ingham and Tim worth, 1741-55. Also curate of 
Denham 1743-55 — but did not keep the registers. (Denham Parish Registers, 
p. 285.) 

Hall, Henry : 

Matric'i. pen. 1701 Apr. Admitted scholar 21 Feb. 170f B.A. 170f ; 
M. A. 1707. Ordained deacon, London, 1706 Sept. : priest, Lincoln, 1709 Sept. ; 
licensed to cure of Aspeden and Throeking, Herts. Vicar of Elmdon, Essex 
1711-19. Rector of Fowlmere, Oambs. 1719-51. Inherited a fortune from 
one Rumbold, his uncle, who kept the Rose Tavern, Cambridge. Bought a 
house at Hildersham, which was built by Conyers Middleton. Married a 
Miss Wilmot of Wenden, who died of small pox at Saffron Walden : had a son 
Tho. Rumbold Hall, who was B.A. (St John's) 1744, lived at Hildersham, and 
was Sheriff of Cambs. 1780 {St John's Admissions, 3. 509). Died at Fowlmere 
17 Feb. 175|, aged 74. (Information from Rev. A. C. Yorke.) 

Long, Charles: • 

M.A. 1709. Perhaps the same as the Cha. Longe [but given as different in 
the Cat. Grad.] admitted 1685, B.A. 168f. There was a Cha. Long, almost 



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contemporaneous at Ch. Ch., Oxford, mat. 1703; B.A. 1707; M.A. 1710: he 
is not given in Al. Ox. 936 as having incorporated M.A. at Cambridge — if it 
were possible that he should do so in 1709. 

Macro, Cox : son of Thomas, alderman of Bury. School : Bury, under M"^ Leeds. 
Admitted at Jesus College : then at Christ's, pensioner under M"" Burton, 
19 Jan. 170^, in order that he might enjoy better health "mutato caelo," and 
also be taught medicine more perfectly, as two distinguished Doctors of Medicine 
[presumably D'" Hobart and D"^ Thurston] were then "flourishing" at Christ's. 
Age 18. 

LL.B. 1710; D.D. {com. reg.) 1717. Thomas, his father, was grocer, alderman 
and five times Mayor of Bury : his mother was Susan Cox, great granddaughter 
of Richard, Bishop of Ely. Resided till Midsummer 1703 : on 3 Sept. he 
entered at Leyden to study medicine. Chaplain to George II. A wealthy 
man : he passed the. life of an antiquary at Little Haugh, Norton, Sufif. till his 
death, aged 84, 2 Feb. 1767 : he was buried at Norton. He was "a master of 
most of the modern languages," and " a very learned and amiable man, the most 
complete scholar and gentleman united that almost ever I saw " (Ri. Hurd). 
He left valuable coins and medals, books, and mss. — among these last all 
Covel's Collections. A catalogue was compiled of all his treasures in 1766. 
They passed into various hands, through his daughter and heiress, Mary, who 
married Will. Stainforth of Leeds, probably a kinsman of Will. Stainforth, 
Fellow 1734-8 — partly into the hands of Sir Tho. Phillips, partly into the 
library of the Gurneys of Keswick Hall, Norwich. See a fuller account of 
their history in D.N.B. 

Pinfold, William : son of Thomas, miles : born at St Benedict's, Paul's Wharf. 
School : Merchant Taylors', under D'" Shorting. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Burton 9 March 170 J. Age 17. 

LL.B. (Trin. Hall) 1707. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. 

Charge, Robert : son of John : born at Cheisby [probably Cleasby] in Richmond- 
shire. School : Lichfield, under M'" Shaw. Admitted sizar under M"" Burton 
21 Mar. 1701 Age 18. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. 

Holland, Thomas : son of Thomas, armiger : born in Anglesey. School : Ruthin, 
under M^ Winn. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Duckfield 24 Mar. 
170 J. Age 17. 

The last pupil admitted under M'^ Duckfield, who died before the end of 
April : transferred to M^ Withers, under whom he resided till Lady Day 1705. 

Gamies, Wentworth John : son of Nathaniel : born at Kenton, Suffolk. School : 
Stonham, under M^ Sam. Stevenson. Admitted pensioner under M"" Burton 
7 April 1702. Age 17. 

Resided till Mids. 1703. Born 1684, son of Nat. Garnies of Mickfield, 
Suffolk, and of Jane, daughter of Joh. Jeffery, vicar of Kenton. Had lands in 
Debenham, Bedingfield and Winston. Married Eliz. Eames, and had three 
sons, Charles, Thomas and John. Died 1728 aged 44 (Suckling, 1. 93: Muskett, 
1. 192). A brother, Charles, admitted 1706. 

Smith, William : son of Edward : born at Hatton Garden, London. School : 
Charterhouse, under M'' Walker. Admitted pensioner under M'" Burton 20 April 
1702. Age 16. 

Resided till Xmas 1704. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. 

Hopkins, Hugh : son of Marmaduke: born at Colchester. School : Cheneys, Bucks., 
under M^ Burroughs. Admitted sizar under M*^ Burton 27 April 1702. Age 17. 



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B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 6 March 170|. Perhaps son of Marmaduke, 
admitted 1665 : but he was rector of St Vedast, London before 1705, when 
apparently Hugh was born. 

Coytmore, Roger : son of Richard : born at Holywell, Flint. School : Ruthin, under 
M"- Winn. Admitted sizar under M'" Withers, 29 April 1702. Age 17. 
Resided till Lady Day 1703. 

Rymer, John : son of Samson : born at Ainderby Steeple, Richmondshire. School : 
Richmond, under M"^ Thomson. Admitted sizar under M'" Sherwill 30 Apr. 
1702. Age 16. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1715. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. Lecturer of 
St Nicholas Church, Durham and also Head-master of Durham school, before 
1717-1732. Died 11 Feb. 173|. 

Bourne, Obadiah : son of Obadiah : born at Ashover, Derbs. School : Chester- 
field, under M^ Brown. Admitted pensioner under M"" Sherwill 2 May 1702. 
Age' 18. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1709. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. Brother of 
Samuel (1695) : younger son of Obadiah, rector of Ashover for 50 years, who 
died 1710. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1707 June: priest, Peterborough, 
1708 May. Curate 17 If of Ash, Kent. Succeeded his brother Samuel rector 
of Ashover (1710-19) on 13 June 1719. Had dispensation 22 Oct. 1728 to 
hold also the rectory of Croxall, distant 25 miles. Doubtless Chaplain to the 
Bishop of Rochester 21 Oct. 1728. Married Rebecca, daughter of John Lynch 
of Grove in Kent, who died 1754, aged 62. Died 6 Oct. 1763, aged 80 (Nichols, 
Leics. 2. 424 ; 4. 34 : Hunter, F.M.G, 347). 

Clarke, George : son of Henry : born at Rath mill, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, 
under M^ Arm[it]stead. Admitted sizar under M*" Burton 7 May 1 702. Age 1 9. 
B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. Ordained deacon, York, 1706 
June : priest, 1707 June. 

Maynard, Thomas : son of the Hon. William, armiger : born in Bow parish, 
London. School : Bury, under M"^ Leeds. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M'- Burton 2 June 1702. Age 16. 

Resided at the Master's, " over the ante-chapel," till Lady Day 1704. Grand- 
son of William, second Baron Maynard : son of William (brother of Banester, 
the third Baron) by his wife Susan Eyans of Bow : first cousin of Banester 
(1694) and of Charles (1707). Commissioner of the Customs 1723. Gave £10 
to the restoration of the Chapel in 1701. Died unmarried, 1742 : buried at 
Hoxne church, where is a large monument with full sized figure, bearing 
inscription telling nothing (S.H.A.H.). 

Pickering, Sidney : son of Sidney : born at Battersea, Surrey. School : Oundle, 
under M'" Caldwell. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Burton 15 June 1702. 
Age 16. 

Resided as pensioner under (1) M^ Burton, (2) M"" Burrell till Mich^ 1707 ; 
at Xmas he appears as " M^ " Pickering {i.e. a fellow-commoner, for he took no 
degree) and remains till Lady Day 1710 ! His father, Sidney, a London mer- 
chant, was third son of Sir Gilbert Pickering of Titmarsh, Northants. (1613 
-68) by his first wife Eliz., daughter of Sir Sidney Montagu of Hinchinbrook 
(1588): he married Honor, daughter of Sir Henry Pickering of Whaddon, 
Cambs. : a younger brother, Theophilus was at Sidney, and D.D. 1705. The 
younger Sidney I cannot trace. 

Belt, Robert : son of Robert : born at Bossall, Yorks. School : Beverley, under 
M"^ Lambert. Admitted pensioner under M^ Cooke 16 June 1702. Age 16. 



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Resided *'in the Master's, by the Parlour" bill Mids. 1704. Admitted at 
the Middle Temple 18 Nov. 1702. Great-grandson of Sir Rob. Belt of Bossall, 
Lord Mayor of York 1628 and 1640. Married Mary Overend of Pocklington. 
Died 7 April 1746 and buried at Bossall (Hunter, F.M.G. 645). 

Ployer, William : son of Samuel : born in London. School : Charterhouse, under 
M"^ Walker. Admitted pensioner under M^ Burton 16 June 1702. Age 18. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170f. Rector of Belgrave, Leics. 
1710-49 (Davy). 

Husband, John : son of John : born at Lichfield. School : Lichfield, under 
M^ Shaw. Admitted sizar under M^ Burton 17 June 1702. Age 17 : "tum 
gramma ticam tum musicam perfecte callens." 

B.A. 1701 ; M.A. 1709. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170f. Ordained deacon, 
Lichfield, 1706 May ; priest, London, 170 J. Perhaps vicar of Mucking, Essex : 
the date of his institution is not given by Morant, but later than 1706 : 
resigned 1714. Prebendary of Lichfield 23 June 1716-1726. Vicar of Tot- 
tenham 1714. Minor Canon of St Paul's 1733-173J Feb. 6, when he died of 
apoplexy (Hennessy). 

Lancaster, Joshua : son of Edward : born at Askham, Westmoreland. School : 
Lowther, under (1) M^ Lodge who taught him grammar, (2) M'^ Trant "e 
Lutetia erro" who taught him French and ixdO-qcn^. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Burton 26 June 1704. Age 20. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. Ordained deacon, York, 1706 
Sept. : priest, 1707 Sept. Vicar of Wighill near Tadcaster, Yorks., 6 May 1712. 

*Atherton, Thomas : son of Henry, M.D. : born at Newcastle. School : Newcastle, 
under M"" Rud. Admitted sizar under M'" Cooke 29 June 1702. Age 17. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1709. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. His father was 
admitted 1674. Ordained deacon, London, 170| Feb. : priest, Lincoln, 1709 
Sept. ; curate of Southoe with Hailweston, Hunts. Elected King E(lw<*. Fellow 
19 Oct. 1710, in place of Sam. Bourne. Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting 
Preacher 1713. Praelector and Steward 1714. Senior Dean 1718, 1723, 1730. 
Scrutator in the Univy. 1729. Took pupils from 1714 onwards, and soon had 
more than Boldero, the leading tutor: after Boldero left in 1716 he had six 
times as many as any one else: he retained the first place easily till 1728 when 
Cartwright drew up to him : but for five years more he had a diminishing 
number. He seems to have relieved Covel of the College business for some 
years before his death : in Sept. 1722 the accounts were " put oflf till M'' Ather- 
ton comes to College." Probably he was not on good terms with D'" Towers, 
against whose election he protested but he still remained in College, though 
presented 15 S6pt. 1723 to Hap ton, and on 24 April 1724 to Gately which he 
held till 1732. On 11 May 1732 he was the first College nominee to Little 
Canfield, Essex: and he vacated his Fellowship 4 June 1733. He did not 
occupy the rectory house at Canfield, which was tenanted by a farmer. He 
died there 14 June 1749 aged 64 : his tombstone in the nave, just west of the 
chancel, calls him " a learned and pious divine " : but I have not found that 
he published even an assize sermon. His knowledge of the College history as 
well as of the accounts is attested by his " statute book " to which he suffixed 
a good deal of interesting matter. In 1720, two years before Covel's death, a 
real balance in the College accounts, with the surplus from the last Audit 
carried over, appears for the first time : and the credit must be assigned to 
Atherton. He was a subscriber to Ford's ArticuU 1720 (J.E.B.M.) and to 
Sanderson's Algebra 1740. 



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Palmer, Henry : son of Herbert : born at Wingham, Kent. Educated privately 
by the Rev. M' Foster. Admitted pensioner under M*" Burton 4 July 1702. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. Herbert Palmer was the 
third son of Sir Tho. Palmer of Wingham (a distinguished Royalist) : he 
married Dorothy Pincheon of Writtle, Essex : his elder son Thomas succeeded 
to the title on the death of Sir Thomas. Henry Palmer died unmarried in 
1710, aged 25 (Kimber, 1. 209). James, his uncle, was a Fellow of Trinity. 

Kingsbury, Robert : son of Robert : born at Middleton, Essex. School: Yeldham, 
under M'" Brooks. Admitted sizar under M"" Burton 6 July 1702. Age 19. 

The rector of Middleton 1670-1700 was Roger Middleton : possibly the 
admission-book gives the father's name wrongly. The son, Robert, resided till 
Lady Day 170|^, and his name occurs without charge for two quarters more : he 
was ordained deacon, Norwich, 1707 June, as B.A. : but not so in Cat. Grad. 

Hill, Thomas : son of James : born in Cambridge. School : Saffron Walden, under 
M'' Kilborn. Admitted pensioner under M^ Sherwill 8 July 1702. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 170|; M. A. 1710. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. One Tho. Hill, 
M.A., Master of Bradford Grammar School 1718-28, when he died. But three 
other Tho. Hills were M.A. at Cambridge between 1701-8. 

Preston, Thomas: son of Jolin: born at Appletreewick, Yorks. School: Bradford, 
under M'' Clapham. Admitted pensioner under M*" Burton 8 July 1 702. Age 15. 
Resided till Mich«. 1705. 

*Hanchett, Edward : son of Edward : born at Buntingford. School : Buntingford. 
under M"^ England. Admitted sizar under M"" Withers under whom "in 
philosophorum campis pro virili certat" (J. Boldero, praelector) 8 July 1702. 
Age 15. 

B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. Admitted Fellow (succeeding 
A. Young) 2 Nov. 1708. Despite his youth he had three pupils before Mids. 
1709 : and at Mich^ 1709, he had 25, having taken over M"" Bourne's. After 
Mich^ he disappears from tho list of tutors, and before 12 Jan. 17^^, he was 
dead. 

Charleton, Thomas : [father not given] : born in London. Admitted sizar under 
M*" Burton 29 Aug. 1702. Age not given. 

Appears in the list of M'" Burton's pupils Mich. 1703 — but with no charge 
against him. Perhaps never resided. It is not unlikely that he was a son of 
Tho. Charleton of Chilwell, Notts., and grandson of Tho. Charleton, admitted 
1636, afterwards Sheriff of Notts. If so, he died in 1703. 

Ingram, Edward Machell, Viscount Irwin: son of Arthur, Viscount Irwin "quae 
est apud Scotos satrapia " (says J. Boldero) : born at Temple Newsam, Yorks, 
School : Eton, under M"" Newburgh. Admitted fellow-conunoner (1 nobleman) 
under M^" Burton 10 Sept. 1702. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1704. His mother was Isabella, daughter and coheir 
of Edw. Machell, Esq. Fourth Viscount Irwin of Temple Newsam. Gave £30 
to the restoration of the Chapel 1702. Died young (Hunter, S. Yorks. 1. 173). 
His brother, Richard, admitted 1703. 

St John, St Andrew : son of St Andrew : bom at Culford, Suffolk. School : 
Guil[d]sborough, Northants., under M'^ Worling. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Withers U Sept. 1702. Age fT. 

Resided till Lady Day 1704. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170|. The father, 
second baronet, married Jane, heiress of Sir Will. Blois of Cockfield Hall, near 



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Darsham, Suffolk. The son succeeded his father as third baronet in 1708 : 
(1701 in the St John pedigree, Harvey, Hundred of Willey, 484): married 
Anne, daughter of Sir Will. James, and left a posthumous son, afterwards 
Sir Paulet, who became eventually the Baron Bletsoe. 

Worsley, Thomas : son of Thomas, armiger : born at Hovingham, Yorks. School : 
Thistleworth [Isle worth, Midds.], under M^ Ellis. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M'" Burton 27 Oct. 1702. Age 16. 

Resided till Mich^ 1703. Son of Tho. Worsley by his wife Mary Arthington 
of Arthington Hall. Tho. Worsley of Hovingham Hall : gave £10 to the 
Chapel Fund in 1703 : married Mary Frankland of Thirkleby Hall in 1710. 

Lawes, Walter : son of John : born at Lee, Hants. School : Salisbury, under 
M^ Hardwick. Admitted sizar under M'" Burton 10 Nov. 1702. Age 16. 
B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. 

Sharpe, Martin : son of Martin : born at Bury St Edmunds. School : Bury, 
under M^ Leeds. Admitted sizar under M^ Withers 4 Jan. 170|. Age 18. 
B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1716. Admitted scholar 19 Feb. 170f. Ordained deacon, 
Norwich, 1707 Feb.: licensed to curacy of West Stowe, Suifolk (1707-15): 
priest, Norwich, 170f March. Gave in 1711 Pindari opera (2 vols.) to 
the grammar school library (^West Stow Registers, p. 269). Yicar of Great 
Thurlow 1715 : also rector of the adjoining parish of Barnardiston 1733. 
Died 1760, aged 75 : buried at Thurlow. 

Brinkley, John : son of John : born at Bury St Edmunds. School : Bury, under 
M^ Leeds. Admitted sizar under M'" Burton 20 Jan. 170|. Age 18. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. {per lit. reg.) 1717. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1707 
Feb. ; licensed to curacy of Brockley, Suffolk : priest, 170f March. Rector of 
Middleton, Essex for three years. Rector of Stanningfield, Suffolk (near Bury) 
for 28 years. Minister of St James', Bury for 43 years. Died 24 June 1751 
and in his 67th year, buried in St James' church, where his M.I. gives the 
above facts. (S.H.A.H.) 

Byrom, Samuel : [father armiger, but name not given] : born at Lowton, Lanes. 
School : Westminster, under D^ Knipe. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M-^ Burton 7 Mar. 170|. Age 17. 

Resided " in the Master's, over the Parlour" till Xmas 1704. 

Muriel, Thomas : son of Stephen : born in Cambridge. School : Hyssen [Histon], 
under M^" Scaife [Ri. 1692]. Admitted sizar under D^ Hobart 1 Apr. 1703. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1712. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1708 Sept. : priest, 1709 
Sept. "being already deacon and designed by M^ Geo. Fage, rector of Hunton 
[near Yalding, Kent] to be continued his curate." Yicar of Bethersden, Kent 
3 Apr. 1711. Married M''^ E. Hulse, widow, 23 Oct. 1712. Buried 25 Aug. 
1717 {Arch. Cant 16. 92). 

Eyre, Ambrose : son of William : born in London. School : Charterhouse, under 
D^ Walker. Admitted pensioner under M'" Burton 6 Apr. 1703. Age 17. 

Resided till Mids''. 1704. Admitted at the Middle Temple 17 Nov. 1702, 
as of Chelsea. 

Harvey, William : son of Thomas : born at East Grinstead. School : Charterhouse, 
under D' Walker. Admitted pensioner under M'' Burton 25 Apr. 1 703. Age 1 7. 
B.A. 170^; M.A. 1710. Admitted scholar 6 March 170|. Ordained 
priest, Chichester, 1710 Sept. Yicar of HolHngton St Leonard, Sussex, Mar. 
171^-1712. Yicar of Warnham, near Horsham 1712-38 : buried there 31 July 
1738. 



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Brockden, John : son of Thomas : born at Padiam [Padiham], Lanes. School : 
Kirkby Lonsdale, under M'" Firbank. Admitted sizar under M"" Withers 1 6 Mav 
1703. Age 18. ^ 

B.A. 170f Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170f Ordained priest, London, 
1718 Dec. Rector of Snoreham, Essex 30 Aug. 1722. Died there before April 
1742 (Morant, 1. 357). 

*Metcalfe, Thomas : son of John : bom at Askrigg, Richmondshire. School : 
Richmond, under M"* Thomson. Admitted sizar under M"" Burton 14 June 
1703. Age 17. 

B.A. 170|^; M.A. 1710. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170J. Ordained priest, 
Ely, 1709 Sept. Elected Fellow, in place of Tho. Thomson 6 May 1707. 
Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting preacher 1709. Praelector and Steward 
1710. Appointed by the College Taxor in the University 1714 Aug. 26 — but 
superseded Aug. 31 "being absent," when M'" Will. King (?M.A. (Joh.) 1706) 
was appointed in his place : Metcalfe however was in College Oct. 2. Presented 
to Toft 31 March 1715, on promising to resign his Fellowship, if presented : 
though as one of the senior Preachers he had a statutable right to hold a 
living within 20 miles, without resigning : he resigned 13 April 1716. (Towers 
who was senior to Metcalfe desired to have Toft while keeping his fellowship : 
but the College declined to present him on those terms.) Metcalfe's action 
was stigmatised 57 years later as simoniacal, when an appeal (never decided) 
was made by Joshua Wigley, who was treated by the College as Towers had 
been. (See my History, p. 256.) Also rector of Childerley 30 Oct. 1717-23. 
Rector of Hardwick 17 Apr. 1723, patron, the Bishop of Ely, whose chaplain 
he was, to be held with Toft by dispensation from Lambeth 22 April. In 
1738 he received a lease of Toft Close. In 1762 he lent the College £250 at 
5 7o- CJole speaks of him in 1773 as "now of Toft and Hardwick, and J. P. 
for Cambs., an hearty and chearfull man and great Card-player, but much 
troubled with the gout" : his handwriting is completely broken when in 1772 
he made an affidavit in the Wigley case that "in my time it was understood 
to be the rule of the Society that a Junior who would quit his Fellowship for 
a living should be preferred to a Senior who proposed to hold it with his 
Fellowship": and he instanced his own case. He died 26 Jan. 1777, aged 90. 
His daughter married at Gt St Mary's in 1745 Nic. Simons of Trin. Hall, 
vicar of Chislett, Kent, father of Nic. Simons, adm. 1772. 

Molyneux, John : eldest son of Francis, baronet : born at Knighton, Notts. Edu- 
cated at home by M*^ Willymot. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Baines 
2 July 1703. Age 17. 

Resided till Michl 1705. Son and heir of Sir Francis Molyneux (1672) of 
Teversall, by his wife Diana How of Langar Castle. Died without issue before 
his father who lived till 1742. Brother of Charles (1712). 

Ingram, Richard: second son of Arthur, Viscount Irwin: born at Temple Newsam. 
School : Eton, under M^ Newburgh. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M'- Burton 3 July 1703. Age 14. 

Resided till Lady Day 1 704. Brother of Edward ( 1 702) whom he succeeded 
as fifth Viscount Irwin. Married Anne Howard, daughter of Charles, Earl of 
Carlisle. Died without issue, 1721 (Hunter, aS'. Yorks. 1. 173). 

Sanson, John : son of George : born at Langley, Essex. School : Stortford, under 
M'' Tooke. Admitted sizar under W Baines 10 July 1703. Age 18. 

B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 6 March 170f Ordained deacon, Norwich, 
170 J Feb. : licensed to Felbrigg. 



158 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Butler, Robert: [father not given]: of Yorks. "ideo tantum ingressus ut 
spondente M'" Burton solveret Collegio 10«." 11 July 1703. 

Warren, John : son of John : born at Thurston, Suffolk. School : Bury, under 
M'^ Leeds. Admitted sizar under M^ Boldero, 3 Aug. 1703. Age 18. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1711. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170f Ordained deacon, 
Norwich, 170| Feb.: licensed to Thurston, near Bury: priest, 170| March; 
licensed to Nolton (i Norton). Rector of Fornham All S<^» and St Martin: 
died 1738, aged 54. 

Mileson, John : son of John : born at Norton, Suffolk. School : Lavenham, 
under M^ Drift. Admitted sizar under M'" Boldero 3 Aug. 1703. Age 18. 

B.A. 170|-. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 170| Mar. : licensed to Norton: 
priest, 17^ March : rector of Norton at the same time. The family was con- 
nected with the Brights of Netherhall (see Tho. Bright 1692) by the marriage 
of Tho. Bright (the grandfather) with Agatha Mileson (Brights of Suffolk^ 
p. 122). 

Tomison, John : son of Robert : born in Cambridge. School : Hyssen [His ton], 
under M'' Scaife. Admitted sizar under M'^ Cook 28 Sept. 1703. Age 16. 

B.A. 170^. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|^. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 
1712 Sept. : licensed to Whinbergh. 

Fish, Henry : son of Thomas "pereruditus necnon perelegans concionator " : born 
at Lynn. School : Lynn, under M*^ Horne. Admitted sizar under M"^ Burton 
18 Oct. 1703. Age 17. 

B.A. 170| ; M.A. 1711. Admitted scholar (Fysh) 6 Mar. 170f Tho. Fish, 
the father, of St Margaret's, Lynn and of Ringstead St Andrew was admitted 
1666. The son was ordained deacon, Norwich, 1709 Sept. ; licensed to Soham ; 
priest, 1710 December. Rector of Irstead, Norfolk 1711. Chaplain to the 
Earl of Kinnoul. Vicar of Middleton, Norfolk 1722-37. Had dispensation 
from Lambeth 9 Aug. 1725 to hold also the rectory of Walpole, distant eight 
miles : held it till 1743. Author : A Sermon on Proverbs x. 27 (1738). 

Glemham, Thomas : son of Thomas, armiger, grandson of Sir Tho. Glemham who 
fought manfully for the most sacred martyr Charles I : born near Ipswich. 
School : " Villa Faustini " [Bury], under M^ Leeds. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M^ Withers 1 Feb. 170f. Age 17. Having unhappily lost his father 
he "turned to arms" being "ingenio et manu promptus." 

Resided till Xmas 1704. Went into the army and became a captain of 
dragoons. Died 1711 at Valladolid (S.H.A.H.). 

Smith, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Horningsheath, Suffolk. School : Bury, 

under M'' Leeds. Admitted pensioner under M'" Boldero 8 Feb. 170f . Age 17. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1711. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. Ordained 

deacon, Ely, 1709 June : priest, 1710 June. One of these names was rector of 

Baldock, Herts. 22 Feb. 17f|. 

Milner, John : son of John : born at Pudsey, Yorks. School : Bradford, under 
M'" Clapham. Admitted pensioner under M'^ Withers 20 Mar. 1703. Age 16. 
Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170| : but, despite his scholarship he nowhere 
appears in the Study-rents. 

Pearson, John : son of Thomas : born at Capenwray, Lanes. School : Sedber[gh], 

under M'' Wharton. Admitted sizar under M"^ Withers 1 April 1704. Age 20. 

B.A. 170|» Perhaps the John Pearson, B.A., rector of Burton Pidsea, in 



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Holderness, 1717-63, when he died (Poulson, 2. 38) : the same man was pro- 
bably curate of Keyingham (distant about four miles) 5 Feb. 171^. Another 
was rector of Eccleston, Lanes. 30 Nov. 1736-1740 when he resigned (Croston- 
Baines, 4. 195). 

Thompson, Benjamin : son of Richard : born at Gressingham, Lanes. School : 
Kirkby Lonsdale, under M^ Firbank. Admitted sizar under M*" Withers 
1 April 1704. Age 15. 

B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 6 March 170 J. Ordained deacon, York, 
1709 Sept. Licensed to be master of Kirkburton School 15 Sept. 1709 : 
priest, 1712 Sept. Probably curate in charge of Bradfield near Shefl&eld 
1710-21 (Hunter, Hallamshire, 463). 

Almasi, Stephen : [father not given] : born in Transilvania : " nemini fere notus, 
neque forsan sibi " (Matt. Baines, praelector). Admitted sizar under M"" Bur- 
ton 8 April 1704. Age not given. 
Resided till Dec. 1705. 

Bertie, Peregrine : son of Peregrine, armiger : born in London. School : Charter- 
house, under D^ Walker. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Burton 
17 April 1704. Age 15. 

Resided till Xmas 1706, keeping after Mids"". 1705 "in the Master's over 
the parlour." Admitted, as son of Peregrine Bertie of Long Sutton, Lines, 
at the Middle Temple 6 Feb. 1705 (? 170f) : his mother was Rachel Ernie of 
Wheatham, Wilts. : described as of Low Layton, Essex, where he possibly 
inherited property through his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Joh. Hungerford 
of Doctors' Commons, widow of John Fisher, merchant of London, married 
at St Paul's 8 Nov. 1720. Died 9 Dec. 1743, aged 55. His son Peregrine of 
Low Layton had also lands in Gedney, Long Sutton and Kirton, Lines. : and 
was M.P. for Westbury {Lines, peds. 1. 129). See Five Generations of a Loyal 
House by Lady Georgiana Bertie (1845). 

Fawkener, William: son of William, armiger : born in London. School : Tot[t]en- 
ham High Cross, under M^ Baxter. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ 
Withers 8 May 1704. Age 17. 

Resided " in the Master's over the Antechapel " till Mich. 1706. Admitted 
at the Middle Temple 1 Aug. 1704 as second son of M'" Will. Fawkener, of 
Christ Church parish. Treasurer of the Turkey Company (whom the Master 
doubtless knew through his chaplaincy to the Company). He gave .£5. 7s. Qd. 
to the chapel in 1704. 

*Dowse, Benjamin : son of William : born at Huntingdon. School : Huntingdon, 
under M^ Mathews. Admitted sizar under M*" Withers 8 May 1704. Age 16. 
B.A. 170|-; M.A. 1711. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1710 Sept. Elected Fellow 12 Jan. 171$. Junior Dean, 
Catechist and Bunting preacher 1712. Praelector 1713 : and omitted the 
entries of the whole year. Senior Dean 1717. On 15 March 172| he received 
the lease of Hapton, vacant by M^ Husband's resignation. He signs the 
Order book 27 July 1723. Before Sept. 13 he was dead. 

Carr, John : son of William : born at Langcliff, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, under 
M^ Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M"- Withers 12 May 1704. Age 16. 
B.A. 170|. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170f 

Oilman, John : son of William : born at Norwich. School : Norwich, under 
M"- Hoadley. Admitted sizar und«r M'' Withers 12 May 1704. Age 16. 

Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. Buried at Great St Andrew's Church 
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160 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

*Gibson, John : son of John : born at Lancaster. School : Lancaster, under 
M^ Bordley. Admitted sizar under M^ Withers 27 May 1704, " summae 
spei iuvenis." Age 16. 

B.A. 1701; M.A. 1711. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. Elected Fellow, 
in place of M*" Withers 17 Nov. 1709. I have not found his ordination, but 
he was Junior Dean, Junior Greek lecturer, Catechist and Bunting Preacher 
1710. Praelector 1711. He appears last on 14 October 1712, and he died 
before 25 May 1713. 

Ayscough, James : son of William : born at Grantham. School : Walcot, Lines., 
under M^ " Boheme." Admitted sizar under M"^ Boldero 6 June 1704. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 170 J. Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|. Ordained deacon, Salisbury, 
1709 Sept. ; licensed to cure of Stanford, Berks. : priest, London, 17yJ March. 
Vicar of Highworth, Wilts., 26 Mar. 1720-1745. He was apparently a 
near kinsman to Hannah Ayscough, mother of Sir Isaac Newton : his daughter 
had a mourning ring for Sir Isaac : she married into the Yenn family, and the 
ring has been handed down. (Information from D'" Yenn.) Married Oath., 
daughter of Henry Beyner of Shepperton (J. Yenn) : and had a daughter 
Elizabeth born 1722, and sons Thomas (1727), Brent (1728) and John (1730). 
Buried at Highworth 6 Nov. 1745. (Information from the Rev. F. C. Master, 
of Highworth.) 

Penwick, [William] : born in Barbados. Admitted pensioner under M^ Withers 
4 July 1704. Age not given. 

Admitted scholar 6 Mar. 170|^, as Will. Fenwick. Resided till Lady Day 
1705 : his name is down in the next quarterly list, without charge. 

*Barley, East : son of East: born at Ash well, Herts. School: Buntingford, under 
M"" England. Admitted sizar under M^ Withers 1 July 1704. Age 15. 

B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1712. Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170f. Elected Fellow, 
succeeding Tho. Sherwill, 9 Oct. 1712. Ordained priest, London, 17 If March. 
Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting Preacher 1714. Steward and praelector 
1715. Senior Dean 1719. He took a few pupils from 1715 onwards. Signs 
last 28 Apr. 1720 and died 20 August of the same year, being in his 31st year, 
and was buried in the nave of Ash well Church. He left books and £20 to 
the Library. 

PuUeyn, Robert : son of Robert : born at St Neots. School : Eton, under 
M^ Newburgh. Admitted fellow- commoner under M"" Sherwill 5 Aug. 1704 
"candidi ingenii adolescens, nee ineleganter studiis initiatus." Age 17. 

Resided till Mids''. 1708. Admitted at the Middle Temple 6 May 1706 as 
son of Robert Pulleyn, a Master of the Utter Bar. 

Dayrell, Francis : son of Marmaduke, eques auratus : born at Shudy Camps, 
Cambs. School not given. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Withers 
14 Oct. 1704. Age not given. 

Resided till Lady Day 1707. Admitted at Gray's Inn 1 Feb. 170f 
Grandson of Sir Thomas of Shudy Camps (admitted 1622) and son of Sir Mar- 
maduke by his second wife, Mary Glascock of Farnham, Essex. Sir Marma- 
duke's first wife was Mary, elder daughter of Sir Justinian Isham (adm^*. 1627) 
— " Mary and Yere, young ladies learned beyond their sex and years, the first 
in the Latin tongue, the second in Mathematicks and Algebra" (Kiniber, 1. 279). 
Married Eliz., daughter of Peter Witchcombe of Braxted Lodge, Essex, coheir 
of Brownlow Sherard of Lopthorp, Lines. : by whom he had two sons, Brown- 
low (adm-i. 1736) and Marmaduke (1740). 



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Daniell, Edward : A — Daniell appears in the list of M'' Sherwili's pupils, Xinas 
1706, Lady Day and Mich». (not Mids. or Xmas) 1707, in each case, without 
charge. 

B.A. 170|. Possibly the Edw. Daniell, 1687-1746, son of John Daniell 
of Daresbury : died at Chester 1746 and was buried at Daresbury. (Ormerod- 
Helsby, 1. 734.) 

* Sit well, Thomas : 

B.A. (CWpus) 17^^; M.A. 1713. Probably son of Geo. Sitwell of Renishaw, 
Yorks. (1657-1723) and of Anne, daughter and heiress of Tho. Kent of Povey, 
Dronfield : see Hunter, Hallamshire, 373 (where he is given wrongly as a 
Fellow of Corpus) : he inherited Povey by his grandfather's will. Admitted 
at Corpus 1705. Elected Fellow of Christ's — succeeding Cha. Smithson — 

30 Nov. 1714. Held no office (though he resided regularly) till Oct. 1719 
when he was Praelector, Junior Dean, Catechist, Bunting Preacher, and 
Steward. Held nothing more till 1726 when he was Senior Dean: Mildmay 
Preacher 1727. He was Junior Proctor 1727-8. From 1715 he had one or 
two pupils — at no time more than three. On 12 Sept. 1725 he had a lease of 
the tithes of Hapton : but continued to reside : resigned early in 1727. There 
were "exceedings" in Hall 12 May 1727 ''when M^ Sitwell dined there": 
the reason is not obvious as he attended several meetings in that year : per- 
haps it was known that he intended to be a benefactor. On 13 Nov. 1731 he 
was presented to Caldecot, succeeding Tho. Wilkinson. After the end of 
1733 he was rarely present at a meeting, and perhaps resided at Caldecot. 
He died early in 1737 and was buried in the ante-chapel (Adam Wall). He 
left £20 for the poor of Caldecot ; and to the College he left the income of 
his chamber and £600 for the augmentation of the Mastership and Fellowships : 
the interest was divided annually as " M'^ Sitwell's benefaction." It was 
invested in South Sea Annuities. In 1854 the capital was sold out, and 
£660 2 Vo Consols were bought. In 1856 these were in turn sold — and the 
proceeds invested in the purchase of the Harvey Charity estate at Meldreth. 

Sharpe, Abraham : [father not given] : born at Bradford. School not given. 
Admitted sizar under M"^ Withers 22 Feb. 170|. Age not given. 

B.A. 170|; M.A. 1713. Admitted scholar 5 March 170^; and again 
5 April, I do not know why. Master of Skipton School 7 Mar. 170|. 
Ordained deacon, London, 1711 May: priest 1712 June. Chaplain to the 
Earl of Burlington, who presented him to Londesbo rough, Yorks. 11 May 
1715. Had dispensation from Lambeth to hold also the vicarage of Market 
Weighton, Yorks. 17 Apr. 1719: for this he had license of non-residence 

31 Dec. 1726. Possibly his father was Abraham Sharpe, the well known 
mathematician of Bradford, who died 1742, aged 91, to whom Jonas Water- 
house of Bradford left by will (1715) all his books and mss. 

Claphamson, Hugh: son of Hugh : born at Giggles wick. School: Giggles wick, 
under M^ Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M'^ Withers 1 March 170|. 

Age 18. , ^ I 

B.A. 170f. Admitted scholar 5 March 170f Ordained deacon, York, 
1709 June: priest 1711 May. 

At this point there are no more entries till Oct. 1705, and a gap of one and 
a half leaves in the Admission Book, which was never filled up. The prae- 
lector for the year was Thomas Thom^n. But the Study-rent book does not 
show any names of men who came into residence before Oct. 170o, which are 
not found in the University Matriculations. 

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162 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Burchall, Josiah : 

Matric*^. sizar 1705. Admitted a pupil of M"^ Withers before Dec. 1704 : 
resided till Lady Day 1708. 

King, William : 

Admitted a pupil of M'" Baynes before June 1705: came into residence 
the next quarter. Matric*^. pensioner 170|. Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170|^. 
B.A. 170| ; M. A. 1712. Ordained deacon, London, 1711 May. One of these 
names vicar of Wroxham, Norfolk 1711-19. (Blomefield, 5. 1387.) Accord- 
ing to Davy one was vicar of Mildenhall, Suffolk : died in 1714, aged 27 ; and 
buried there : the date and age suit. 

Sherson (Shierson), William : 

Admitted a pupil of M"" Withers and resided before Mich^. 1705. Matric*^. 
sizar 170f. 

B.A. 170f. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1710 Dec. : licensed to Ickleford 
with Pirton, Herts. Probably Master of Buntingford School as early as 1728 
(after England who was still there in 1721) and as late as 1740 : I find his 
successor instituted in 1764. Will. Sherson, his son, admitted 1739. 

Turner, John : 

In residence, Mids'". 1705, as a pupil of M'' Withers. B.A. 170|. Probably 
born 9 Sept. 1687 at Caton near Lancaster (Hunter, S. Yorks. 1. 134-5). 
Ordained priest, York, 1712 June. Perhaps the John Turner, B.A., deacon, 
licensed to the cure of Ravensfield Chapel near Mexborough 7 Nov. 1709. 
Vicar of Braithwell, near Rotherham 2 July 1716-66, when he died, aged 79. 
(Hunter, ih.) 

*Husband, Thomas : 

Came into residence as a pupil of M^ Baynes Oct. 1705. Matriculated 
sizar 170f. Scholar 5 Mar. 170f B.A. 170f ; M.A. 1712. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1710 Sept. : elected Fellow in the place of Will. Burrell 17 Nov. 
1709. Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting Preacher 1711. Steward 1712, 
also Praelector (and omitted the entries of the whole year). Senior Dean 1716. 
Mildmay Preacher 1718. Nominated as Scrutator 29 Aug. 1720. On 9 April 
1718 he took the lease of Hapten which Aynsley resigned : he may possibly 
have resided there, to perform the duties of the cure, for he signs the orders 
afterwards very intermittently : in any case he must have returned to Cam- 
bridge for the post of Scrutator 1720-1, and on 17 April 1721 he became 
rector of Hard wick. On Covel's death Aynsley and Husband were nomi- 
nated to the Earl of Berkeley for the rectory of Kegworth, and the Earl 
selected Husband; and he was presented 15 March 172|. He died rector 
before May 1725. In college he seems to have joined Towers in opposition to 
D^ Covel : and supported him in the struggle for Toft between Towers and 
Metcalfe, when the latter was taken : on the curious ground that the Senior 
Fellow ought to have it in order to be able to cope with the Master. 

Martin, Wormly : 

In residence as a pupil of M^ Baynes from Mich**. 1705. Matric^. sizar 
170f. Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170f. Perhaps a son of Wormly Martin, 
rector of Colveston, Norf. 1676-85. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1709 Oct.: 
licensed to South Repps as curate to his father, Wormley (B.A. (Jesus) 
1667). The father waged a long battle with Corpus and Pemb. Hall for a 
fellowship — varying from one to the other — backed up by a mandamus from the 
King. The evidence (from Cal. Dom. Papers) is summarised in Cooper, 
(^Annals, 5. 451-5) and is entertaining. Martin failed at both Colleges. 
Wormley, junior, had dispensation from Lambeth 11 July 1716 to succeed 



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his father (deprived) as rector of South Repps : held it till 1756 (Blomefield, 
4. 340). On the other hand his gravestone in South Repps chancel makes him 
rector for 45 years, i.e. till his death : if so he held it with Beeston. According 
to Rye (Cromer, 136) he was also curate of Cromer 1723-9, and again 1743. 
Rector of Beeston 1756-62 (Blomefield, 4. 293). Another Wormly Martin 
(?his son) (B.A. (Corpus) 1758) was also rector of South Repps, probably also 
vicar of Shipden (Cromer) 1763-8, patron, the Bishop : he died 20 May 1768 
(Rye, ib.). A fourth (his son) (B.A. (Caius) 1790) was buried there 1804, 
aged 38. 

Robson, Thomas : son of John : born at West Ockling, Durham. School : Low- 
ther, Westmoreland, under M' Lodge. Admitted pensioner under M'' Withers 
23 Oct. 1705. Age 17. 

Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170y. Admitted at Gray's Inn 9 Dec. 1706 as 
" of the bishopric of Durham, gent." Resided till Lady Day 1707. 

Hadwen, John : son of Robert : born at Silverdale, Lanes. School : Lowther, 
Westmoreland, under M"" Lodge. Admitted sizar under M'" Withers 29 Oct. 
1705. Age 20. 

B.A. 17^ J. One of these names incumbent of Tockholes Chapel near 
Blackburn, 1736-66. (Abrams, Blackburn, 696.) 

Pawkener, Henry : son of Edward, armiger: born at Uppingham. School : Eton, 
under M'" Newborough. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Withers 19 Jan. 
170|. Age not given. 

Admitted at the Middle Temple (as son of Edw. of the Middle Temple, 
deceased) 17 June 1707. Probably akin to Will. Fawkener (adm. f.c. 1704). 

Robartes, John : son of the Hon. Francis : born in London. School : Eton, 
under M^ Newborough. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Burrell 170| 
(no further date). Age not given. 

Resided till Mich«. 1711. Born 1686, son of Francis (adm<i. 1663). Fourth, 
and last, Earl of Radnor (succeeding Sir Henry) 1741-1757 July 15, when 
he died unmarried (1764 in Burke, Fxt. Bar.). Either he, or his father, built 
Radnor House on the Thames, next door to Pope's house : and he is said to 
be the " heavy lord," satirised in the fourth Dunciad as the type of hanger- 
on to wits ; and also as the subject of Pope's epigram beginning " My lord 
complains that Pope, stark mad with gardens | Has lopped three trees, the 
value of three-farthings." The house is now the property of the parish ; and 
the Twickenham Literary Society meets there. [F. C. Hodgson.] 

*Cockshutt, Josiah: son of George : born at Harwood, Lanes. School : Clitheroe, 
under M'" Escholme (perhaps Escolm). Admitted sizar under M"" Withers 
22 Apr. 1706. Age 16. 

B.A. 17 JJ; M.A. 1713. Brother of Thomas (1696). Scholar 7 Mar. 
170|. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1711 Sept. : priest 1712 Feb. Elected Fellow, 
in place of John Gibson 25 May 1713. Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting 
Preacher 1715. Steward and Praelector 1716. Senior Dean 1720, 1724. 
He generally had one or two pupils, never more than three. Had a le^ise of 
Hapton (on Atherton's resigning it) 29 Apr. 1724. Presented to Caldecot in 
place of the Master, resigning the Hapton lease, 12 Nov. 1724. Presented to 
Kegworth 1 July 1725— the Lord Berkeley "recommending" (Coll. Order) 
him instead of Tho. Atherton. Married Mary, daughter of Tho. Twisleton, 
rector of Weddington [? Wennington], Essex, son of Philip Twisleton of Drax 
Abbey, whose brother John of Horsttfaan Place was admitted 1632. Died 
1762, aged 72. He had three sons, John, who died 1731 and was buried at 
Kegworth : Thomas (admitted 1749 and afterwards Fellow), who took his 
mother's name of Twisleton ; and Josias (admitted 1758). 

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164 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Gameys, Charles: son of Nathaniel : born at Kenton, Suffolk. School: Ipswich, 
under M^ Coningsby. Admitted pensioner under M"" Burrell 23 April 1706. 
Age 17. 

Brother of Wentworth (1702). Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170f Resided, 
first under M^ Burrell, then under M'' Moore till Mich«. 1709. Died 1711 : so 
Muskett (1. 192), according to whom he was born 1687. 

Blanshard, William : son of Richard : born at Akam p Acomb, Yorks.]. 
School : " Akam," under M"" Tomlinson. Admitted sizar under M'' Withers 
27 May 1706. Age 17. 

B.A. 17^^. Admitted scholar 7 Mar. 170|. Son of Richard (1674) of 
the Inner Temple. Ordained deacon, York, 1710 Sept. : priest 1711 Dec. 
Lecturer in the parish church Leeds 14 July 1716. 

Penwick, George : son of George : born at Morpeth. School : Morpeth, under 
M^" Meggison (1 693). Admitted sizar under M"" Aynsley 6 June 1706. Age 16. 
B.A. 17^§. Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170|^. Ordained priest, London, 
1715 Sept. Yicar of Bolam, Northumb''. 1722-70. There are "curious 
memoranda : medical and historical " written by him in the parish register. 
(Hodgson, II. i. 341.) Died 27 April 1770, aged 82. 

Dunn, John: [father not given]. Of Yorks. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M^ Sherwill 4 June 1706. Age not given. 

His name appears in the list of M*" SherwilPs pupils each quarter till 
Lady Day 1708. But each time there is either no charge against him or the 
charge is put in and then struck out. Another [?] M*" Dunn {i.e. fellow- 
commoner) also in Sherwill's list, appears at Mids^ 1709 till Lady Day 1710 : for 
the first two quarters there is no charge against him : in the last quarters the 
name itself is struck out. There is no corresponding entry in the Admission book 
for 1709 — which seems complete. It is certain that there was a Joshua Dunn, 
fellow-commoner at Christ's about this time (1707, according to the Memoir 
of Sanderson), who brought with him as his friend Nicholas Sanderson, the 
mathematician and future Lucasian Professor (see Life of Sanderson in D.N.B. : 
and Hunter, F.M.G. 1. 250). If the date of Sanderson's coming to Cambridge 
be rightly given (1707) it seems to follow that the name in the very imperfect 
entry of 4 June 1 706 is given wrongly as John, and that it should be Joshua, 
and that all the entries in the Study-rents refer to one man. Joshua Dunn, 
according to Hunter, was son of Joshua, mercer, of Halifax and Attercliffe, 
born 28 Sept. 1684 at Stannery, near Halifax : died 13 Sept. 1709 — this suits 
the entries in the Study-rents — and buried in the chancel of Halifax Church : 
M.I. His father was buried at Attercliffe 1718 : his mother was Mary Clarke 
(Hunter, 4. 1274). 

French, Robert : son of John : born at Chilton, Suffolk. School : Sudbury, 
under M^ Maybourn. Admitted sizar under M'^ Burrell, — June 1706. 
Age 20. 

No degree given in Cat. Grad. : but ordained (as B.A. — born in Suffolk 
1687) deacon, Ely, 1712 June. 

Sorrel(l), Henry: son of Henry : born at Cavenham, Suffolk. School: St Paul's, 
under M^ Postlethwaite. Admitted pensioner under the Master 24 June 1706. 
Age 16. 

M.B. 1711; M.D. {com. reg.) 1717. Kept "in the Master's by the 
Parlour." Admitted scholar (Sorrell) 5 Mar. 170^. Practised at Bury 
St Edmunds. Married at Nowton church 1 Dec. 1730 to Cath. Gage, also 
of Bury. 



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Beaver, Thomas : son of Timothy : born at Barnby Furnewk in the parish of 
Cawthorne, Yorks. School : Cawthorne, under M"^ Cockshutt. Admitted 
sizar under M*" Burrell 24 June 1706. Age 17. 

B.A. 171^. Ordained deacon, York, 1711 May: priest, 1712 June. 
Licensed to preach in the church of Bolton on Dearne 1728. 

Say, Francis : son of Francis : born at East Hatley, Cambs. School : Rusling- 
worth [?], Beds. Admitted sizar [tutor not given] 4 July 1706. Age 17. 

B.A. 171f He kept from Mich«. 1708 "in the Masters "—therefore his 
name is not given in the Study-rents — in "the next chamber" to that which 
is called " by the Parlour " — presumably the present passage room next to 
the Chapel: and resided till Mich^ 1712. Born 9 June 1690, eldest son of 
Francis Say (B.A. (Jesus) 166f) and of Eliz. his wife — elder brother of Will. 
Cray Say (17 If). Another brother, John, was godson of D'" Covel, the Master. 
Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170f. Ordained deacon, London, 1713 May: priest, 
Norwich, 1719 July : licensed to Guiest (Guist, St Andrew), Norfolk. Vicar 
of Berney (Barney), Norfolk 1720-40 (Blomefield, 5. 790) : also of Hindol- 
veston 1721-40 (ib. 4. 401), when he died. According to family tradition 
he was rector of East Hatley before going to Hindolveston : which seems 
hardly probable. Not the Fra. Say, Librarian to Queen Caroline, Secretary to 
five Bishops of Ely, who died 1748 {Gent, Mag. p. 427) : probably he was of 
Trinity (B.A. HIJ). 

Gregory, Thomas: son of Love-is-God: born at Stivichall, Warw. School: 
Coventry, under M*" Green way. Admitted pensioner [no tutor given] 4 July 
1706. Age 19. 

Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170|. A pupil of M"^ Burrell: resided till Mich». 
1708. His mother was Cath. Turvile of Higham, Leics. The Gregorys 
were long settled at Stivichall (or Stichall) near Coventry, where the College 
owned land : they are said to have boasted that they came in with the Saxons 
and settled at " Stickhill " ; a branch removed to Yorks. and settled at 
Barnby Don (Hunter, S. Yorks. 1. 211). One Tho. Gregory was vicar of 
Hindolveston, Norfolk 1740-1 ; patron, the Dean of Norwich : vicar of Elm- 
ham 1741. (Blomefield, 4. 401 ; 5. 1000.) 

Spencer, William : son of John : born at Corthorn [Cawthorne], Yorks. School: 
Wakefield, under M*" Clarke. Admitted pensioner [no tutor given] 5 July 
1706. Age 17. 

Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170f A pupil of M*" Sherwill : resided till 
Mich^ 1707 : son of Joh. Spencer of Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, by his wife 
Ann, daughter of John Wilson of Wortley : succeeded his father and married 
Christiana, daughter of Ben. Ashton of Hathersage and had three sons, John, 
Benjamin and William, who all died without issue. Died 30 Jan. 1756 
aged 65, and buried at Cawthorne. (Hunter, S. Yorks. 2. 232 : the dates are 
wrong by two years, but the identity seems clear.) One of these names a 
conf rater of Brown's Hospital, Stamford. {MerchK Taylors Register, 2. 192.) 

Daniel, Robert: migrated from Corpus Christi. Admitted pensioner under 
M'- Sherwill 1 Oct. 1706. Age not given. 

In the list of Sher will's pupils till Mich^. 1707— but never any charge. 

Will. Burrell, the praelector Oct. 1706-Oct. 1707, makes this one (in- 
complete) entry and makes no more. Fifteen men are recoverable from the 

matriculation list. 

% 

Thomson, Henry : 

B.A. 171^ ; M.A. 1718. Admitted under M^ Sherwill Mich«. 1706 : matric^ 



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pensioner 1706. Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170f. Ordained deacon, York, 
1712 June: curate of Coxwold 25 July 1713. Rector of Holy Trinity, Holtby, 
near York 31 May 1716 : patron, Tho. Thomson, gent., of York. 

Hathornthwaite, Richard : 

B. A. 171^. Admitted under M^ Bourne before Lady Day 1707 : and resided 
in the Easter Term. Matriculated pensioner 1707 April. Admitted scholar 
11 Mar. 170f. 

Bagot, Alexander : 

B.A. 17 ly. Admitted under M*" Burrell : and came into residence before 
Lady Day 1707. Matric*^. pensioner 1707 April. Curate of Stalmine S*^ James, 
near Fleetwood in 1725. Yicar of Gressingham, Lanes. Died there 5 Feb. 
1758, aged 75: and buried there. (Letter from T. Cann Hughes, Esq. Lan- 
caster. ) 

Whitton, Robert : 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted under M"" Burrell: came into residence before 
Lady Day 1707. Matric^. sizar 1707 April. Admitted scholar 5 Mar. 170^. 
Resided under M^ Burrell, M'' Bourne and M'" Boldero successively till Mids''. 
1712. 

Carr, John : 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted under M»' Bourne before Lady Day 1707 : kept the 
Easter term. Matric^. sizar 1707 April. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170f. 
Ordained deacon, York, 1713 Sept. : priest 172f March. Master of Giggles- 
wick school 1712-45, where he was probably educated. Married Anne Dawson. 
Buried at Giggles wick 2 Apr. 1745, aged 56 (Morant-Whitaker, 162). Pro- 
bably son of Thomas Carr of Stackhouse, and brother of James (17 1|^). 
His son John was admitted three weeks after his father's death in 1745. The 
number of boys sent up from Giggleswick fell off considerably in his time, I 
do not know why : the proportion however to the whole number admitted 
remains much the same. 

Jackson, Robert : 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted under M"^ Burrell before Lady Day 1707 : kept the 
Easter term. Matric^. sizar 1707. Resided under M'" Burrell, M'" Bourne 
and M^' Boldero successively till Mich^ 1710. Ordained deacon, York, 1712 
Dec. One of these names succeeded Leonard Jackson (adm. 1668) as rector of 
Tatham, Lanes. 7 Dec. 1726 and died there 1733 (Croston-Baines, 5. 555). 

Topham, William : 

B.A. 171|. Admitted under M^ Burrell before Mids^ 1707. Matric'*. 
sizar 1 707 July. After Xmas 1707 he keeps " at the Masters over the Parlour," 
perhaps as sizar to Cha. Maynard, and resides there till Mids^ 1712. 

Fenwick, Ambrose : 

B.A. 17lf ; M.A. 1714. Admitted under M^ Aynsley before Mids''. 1707. 
Matric*^. sizar 1707 July. Admitted scholar 26 July 1707. Resided till Mich^ 
1711: came back June 1713 and resided till Mich. 1716. Ordained priest, York, 
1716 Sept. Assistant curate of All Saints, Newcastle (Brand, 1. 393) but for 
what time does not appear. In 1719 he became vicar of Stamfordham on the 
resignation of his father, Edward. Married Eliz. Broadley, whose father was 
an attorney of Gateshead (Hodgson, ii. ii. 393). Died 1 Feb. 173| : buried at 
St Mary's, Gateshead. Brother of Edward (1711). 

Watson, Ralph : 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted under M'' Aynsley before Mids. 1707. Matric^^. 
sizar 1707 July. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170|. Resided till Dec. 1711. 



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Possibly the Ra. Watson, B.A. and M.D., of Linmouth Northumberland 
(Hodf^son, II. ii. 191) ; son of Ralph of North Seaton : married Jane, daughter 
of John Lawson of Longhurst : died 11 Aug. 1721, aged 32. 

Maynard, Charles: 

M.A. 1711. Eighth son of Banaster, third Lord Maynard, and brother of 
Banister (1694). Admitted under M*" Aynsley before June 1707. Matric^. 
fellow-commoner 1707 Dec. Kept *'in the Master's over the parlour" paying 
therefore £1. 10s. each quarter, up to Mids*". 1716: but the room remains 
assigned to him (without charge) up to Lady Day 1721. He succeeded in the 
title two elder brothers, Henry (third son of the third Baron) and Grey (seventh 
son), as sixth Baron Maynard in 1745. In 1766 he was created Viscount 
Maynard: and he died 1775, unmarried, aged 85. By his will dated 
13 February 1775 he left .£500 "for or toward the cost of erecting or beauti- 
fying any publick building for the University of Cambridge that shall not be 
begun at the time of my decease, or for the use of the Public Physick Garden 
there." He gave earlier .£100 to the Botanic Gardens. This sum with the 
accumulated interest amounted in 1788 to £745. 18s. id. : which was paid by 
the trustees of the will to the Yice-Chancellor to be used toward the erec- 
tion of the proposed University Offices in Senate House Yard. That scheme 
having been abandoned, the money was returned to the trustees and reinvested. 
In 1807, when the amount was .£2163. 9s. Qd. it was assigned by Grace to the 
Botanic Garden, so as to carry out the second alternative object of the testator. 
(Endowments of the University^ (1904) page 475.) Subscribed to Sanderson's 
Algebra, 1740. 

Gardiner, William : 

Admitted under M^ Sherwill before Mich«. 1707. Matric^. pensioner 1707 
Dec. Resided till Xmas 1708. Perhaps the son of Will. Gardiner of Pisho- 
bury, Sawbridgeworth who was admitted at the Middle Temple 20 Dec. 1709, 
and migrated to the Inner Temple 26 Nov. 1713. The vicar (of these names) 
of Scarcliffe, Derbs. 1724-69, son of Sam., rector of Eckington was probably 
admitted at Corpus in the same year. One of these names, rector of Hamble- 
don (? which) subscribed to Sanderson's Algebra, 1740. 

Webb, Francis : 

B.A. 171f. Admitted under M'^ Boldero before Mids''. 1707, and resided 
in the Mich^ quarter. Matric^^. sizar 1708 July. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 
170|. Ordained deacon, London, 1713 May: priest, Lincoln, 1715 June, at 
the request of the Bishop of Norwich. Probably rector of Hargrave, Suffolk 
19 Oct. 1727-6 June 1755, when he died, aged 64 (Gage, Suffolk, 339). His 
wife, Ellen, died Dec. 1735. 

Tindal, Thomas : 

M.B. 1712. Admitted under M'' Boldero before Mich«. 1707. Matric**. 
sizar 1707 July. Resided (as "M'^" Tindall) for the last two quarters till 
Mich^ 1712. 

Sadler, Henry : 

Admitted under M"^ Sherwill before Mich«. 1707. Matriculated pensioner 
1707 Dec. Resided till Mich«. 1709. 

Rutty, William : 

M.B. 1712; M.D. 1719. Born 1692: admitted at Merchant Taylors' 
school 10 Sept. 1 701. Admitted und§i' M^ Sherwill before Dec. 1 707. Matric^. 
pensioner 1707 Dec. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170|. Resided till Mids-". 
1712. F.R.C.P. 1720. Gulstonian lecturer at the College of Physicians. 



168 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Secretary of the Royal Society. Died 1730. Perhaps he is the Will. Rutty 
son and heir of Thomas, mercer, of Lombard Street, who was admitted at the 
Middle Temple 27 Oct. 1709. Author: A treatise on the Urinary passages, 4^°. 
1726. (D.N.B.) 

Washington, Laurence : 

B.A. 171f Admitted under M^ Burrell before Dec. 1707. Matric^. 
pensioner 1707 Dec. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170|. Resided till Lady Day 
1712, perhaps during the next quarter. Ordained priest, York, 1718 Sept. 
Perhaps of the family, originally of Warton, Lanes., afterwards settled at 
Sulgrave, Northants., from which the American Washingtons were descended : 
the name Laurence occurs in it frequently : see pedigree in Croston-Baines, 
5. 520. 

Cawson, John : 

M.B. 1712. First appears at Christ's as pupil of M"^ Moor at Xmas, 1708, 
and as "M""" Cawson at Mids*-. 1712. 

Sanderson, Nicholas : 

M.A. (per lit. reg.) 1712 ; LL.D. {com. reg.) 1728; F.R.S. Born Jan. 1682 
(bapt. 20 Jan.) at Thurlston near Penistone, Yorks., son of John Sanderson, 
exciseman. Lost his eyes by smallpox when one year old. Educated at Penistone 
by M^ Staniforth in Latin and Greek : afterwards by his father and by himself 
in mathematics : in later life he could repeat all Horace's Odes and much other 
Latin poetry : his father and friends supported him till lie was 25. Came 
to Cambridge in 1707 as friend of Joshua Dunn then fellow-commoner at 
Christ's : see Duim, John (? Joshua), 1706. Not admitted at the College, but 
allowed rooms there : perhaps Dunn's, who seems to have resided irregularly. 
Made friends through his keenness for mathematics — especially as expounded 
by Newton — and through his blindness. Will. Whiston, Lucasian Professor, 
allowed him to lecture in his own subjects : his lectures seem to have been very 
popular. In the dedication (1740) of his Algebra to John Robartes (170|) 
afterwards Earl of Radnor, it is said '' Your Lordship was his first acquaint- 
ance in the University and his first scholar, and... his most generous benefactor: 
a great part of the work was drawn up originally for your Lordships use, and 
was for many years in your sole ])ossession." When Whiston was removed 
from his Professorship (30 Oct. 1710) for his Arian proclivities, Sanderson 
seems to have been regarded as his obvious successor : but he lacked the M.A. 
degree. The Heads of Colleges, and the Hon. Francis Robartes (1663) father 
of John Robartes are said in the Memoir (p. vi) to have applied to the Chan- 
cellor for a mandate-degree for him : which was issued by the Queen : he 
became M.A. 19 Nov. 1711, and Lucasian Professor the next day! His 
inaugural lecture was in " truly Ciceronian " Latin. His position as an early 
"Newtonian" is attested by D*" Heberden, writing of what he remembered 
about 1730, " Newton Euclid and Algebra were only known to those who chose 
to attend the lectures of Prof. Sanderson, for the College lecturers were silent 
on them." (Schol. Acad. 66.) He lived in College till 1723 devoting his whole 
time to his lectures and his pupils. In that year he took a house in Cambridge 
and married Abigail, daughter of Will. Dickons, rector of Box worth: by whom 
he had children, John (1742) and Anne. He continued his teaching to the 
detriment of his health : " being too sedentary and constantly confining him- 
self to the house, he became a valetudinarian of a very scorbutic habit " and 
died 19 Apr. 1739 " of a mortification in his foot." Buried at Boxworth: M.I. 
Portrait by Yanderbanck (painted 1718) in the University Library. He had 
prepared liis Algebra for the Press before his death : and it was published in 
1740 by his widow and children. The Method of Fluxions appeared in 1751. 
It is said (see Ball, History oj" Mathematics, 87) that owing to his outspokenness 



1707—1708 169 

he was " better qualified to inspire admiration than to make or retain friends." 
Among the friends who contributed to the Memoir prefixed to his Algebra^ 
were John Boldero and Gervase Wheler of Christ's. Many other members of 
the College were among the subscribers to the book ; also the libraries of 
almost every college in Cambridge, except (oddly) Christ's. (D.N.B.) His 
son John (1742) was B.A. at Christ's, afterwards Fellow of Peterhouse. 
*Edwards, William : 

B.A. (St John's) 171?; M.A. 1714; D.D. (Christ's) 1728 {com. reg.). Son of 
George Edwards, currier, of Barnard Castle : educated at Sedbergh. Admitted 
sizar at St John's under M^ Anstey 28 June 1707, aged 17. (*S'^ John^s Admis- 
sions.) Admitted Fellow 26 Feb. 171^, in succession to John Moor, by the 
authority of the Visitor, Tho. Sherlock, V.C., who with the assent of one of his 
assessors declared void the election of Ja. Dodgson (whom see, page 174). In 
1720 he was Praelector (a careless one). Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting 
Preacher. He signs last in May 1726 and on 14 Jan. 172^ Edmund Law 
was elected to his vacant Fellowship : but the declaration of the vacancy is 
not in the Order-book. He had been presented by the Earl of Nottingham to 
the vicarage of Burley on the Hill, Ruts. The same patron presented him to 
the rectory of Middleton Keynes, Bucks. 28 April 1727. He died 1744 (Lips- 
combe, 4. 247). 

Settle, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Swainstead [a farm about three miles 
from Giggleswick], Yorks. School : Giggleswick, under M*" Armitstead. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M^ Burrell 9 Feb. 170J. Age 18. 

B;A. lll^. Admitted scholar 11 March 170|. Ordained deacon, Carlisle, 
171| March : priest, York, 1716 Dec. Licensed to Wakefield 1728. His son 
Robert (admitted 1747) was also born at Swainstead, in 1730. 
Exley, Samuel : son of John : born at Rawdon, Yorks. School : Bradford, under 
M'" Tho. Clapham. Admitted sizar under M'" Bourne 9 Feb. 170|. Age 19. 

B. A. 1 7 1|. Ordained deacon, York, 1712 Sept. : priest 1713 Sept. Licensed 
to preach in the chapels of Bramley and Farnley 1728. 
Baron, Michael : son of Benjamin, priest : born at Scorcoate, Yorks. School : 
Bradford, under M'" Tho. Clapham. Admitted sizar under M"" Bourne 9 Feb. 
170f Age 19. 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171 J. His father, Ben., was vicar 
of Bradford 1 698-1 70f. Ordained priest, York, 1719 Sept. Incumbent of 
Thornton in 1714 : signs for the last time 1724 (James, History of Bradford 
(continuation) 170, 274). 
Coleby, Thom.as : son of Christopher, Dean of Middleham, Richmondshire, where 
he was born. School : Sedbergh, under M^ Dwyers. Admitted pensioner under 
M'^ Burrell, 17 Feb. 170|. Age 18. 

B.A. 171 J; M.A. 1715. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170f. His father 
(vol. I. p. 610, where by error the name is spelt Colly) admitted 1664. 
Ordained priest, London, 1714 Sept. Probably vicar of Birstall near Leeds 
7 Feb. 17 If (though described as B.A.). 
Dyer, William : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Sherwill 
20 Apr. 1708. 

Resided till Lady Day 1710. Perhaps son of Sir Will. Dyer (Bart. 1678) of 
Newnham, Herts. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 4 July 1707. High Sheriflf of 
Herts. Built a great house at Newnham. 
Spurling, John : son of Henry, rector of Burnham Market, Norfolk. School : 
Holt, under M^ Reynolds. Admitftid sizar under M'' Burrell 11 May 1708. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 171^. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170|. 



170 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Ogle, Henry : son of Henry : born at Eglingham, Northumberland. Educated 
(? privately) by M'" Dyke. Admitted pensioner under M*" Aynsley 8 June 1708. 
Age not given. 

Came into residence with his younger brother James : one (it does not appear 
which) resided till Mich«. 1709: the other till Mich^ 1710. According to 
, Burke {Ext. Bar. 2. 1013) one Hen. Ogle of Eglingham died 1711 and was suc- 
ceeded by his son Henry who was Sheriff of Northumberland 1707 and died 
1713, and was succeeded by his eldest son Robert : no brothers are mentioned. 

Ogle, James: younger son of Henry Ogle of Eglingham [see under Henry]. 
Admitted pensioner under M'" Aynsley 8 June 1708. Age not given. 

Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170|. Resided till Mich. 1709 or 1710; more 
probably the latter. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 7 Dec. 1710. 

Gwavas, John : son of William : born at Huntingfield Hall, Suffolk. Educated 
(? at home) " cum operam pene dixeram inutilem literis dedisset, docente 
W Kifford (? Hen. Kiflford of Christ's adm. 169|).*..aegre admissus (June 1708 
under M^ Aynsley) Pensionariorum numerum auxit magis quam ornavit " (says 
John Moor, praelector). Age about 18. 

LL.B. 1713. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. \1\\ — realising the "spes maioris 
fructus" which brought him to Cambridge. Rector of Wheatacre All S*^, 
Norfolk 1715, licensed 7 Jan. 171y to hold also the rectory of Horham, Suffolk, 
distant 12 miles. {Lambeth Register.) Rector of Thorpe next Haddiscoe, 
Norfolk 1746-53 (Blomefield, 4. 270). 

Rowland, Arthur: son of Arthur: born at Guildford. School: Eton, under 
M^ Newborough. Admitted pensioner, then fellow-commoner, under M^ Burrell 
— June 1708. Age 19. 

B.A. 171i : residing up to June 1712 under M'" Burrell, M^ Hanchett and 
M*" Boldero successively. 

Styleman, Robert : son of Weston : born at Beadles Hall, Essex. School : Fel- 
stead, under M'^ Sim. Lydiat. Admitted pensioner under M^ Sherwill 2 July 
1708. Age 17. 

LL.B. 1713. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170f. Ordained deacon, London, 
1714 May: priest 1720 June. Insf^. vicar of St Michael, Bp. Stortford 
5 June 1722: died before the end of 1748 (Glascock, p. 111). The Rob. 
Styleman who was rector of Spixworth, Norfolk 1755-6, of Thwaite 1755-73, 
of Calthorpe 1755, and of Burnham Overy 1758-73 was perhaps of Corpus 
(B.A. 174«). 

Sammes, George : son of John : born at Clapton, Cambs. School : Buntingford, 
under M'" England. Admitted sizar under M^ Burrell 7 July 1708. Age 16. 
B.A. 171|. Admitted scholar (Samms) 11 Mar. 170|. Ordained deacon, 
London, 1713 May. 

Byam, Edward: [father not given] : born at Antigua (" Antegoae inter Ameri- 
canos "). Admitted pensioner under M"" Sherwill. Date and age not given. 

Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170|. Resided till Mich. 1711. Probably son 
of Edward Byam (1663-1741) Governor of the Leeward Islands, President in 
1707 of the Council of Antigua, by his first wife Mary {1 Sarah) Winthrop, 
first cousin of Samuel (170^). Possibly the Edw. Byam admitted at Gray's 
Inn 4 Jan. 172|. Died 1733. His half brother Francis admitted 1726 (B.A. 
17f J and Fellow of Trin.) : possibly also another half brother Will, (see Will. 
Byam 1720). See History of Antigua, 1. 96-101. 



1708—1709 171 

Cooke, James : son of James : born in London. School : Eton, under M*" New- 
borough. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Moor 29 Sept. 1708. Age not 
given. 

Resided " in the Master's, over the ante-chapel " till Mich^ 1711. Admitted 
at the Inner Temple "son of James, late of London, merchant" 21 Oct. 1708. 

Shotter, Roger : [father not given] : born in Surrey. School : Eton, under 
Mr Newborough. Admitted pensioner under M^ Bourne 1 Nov. 1708. Age 19. 
Not found in the Study-rents. 

Windle, John : 

M. A. 1715. Son of Gerard Windle of Enfield, Staffs., " p^up." Matric'*. at 
Magdalen Hall, Oxford 1684 Mar., aged 20 ; B.A (Christ Church) 1690. {Al. 
Ox. 1689.) M.A. (Christ's) 1715. Rector of Courteenhall, Northants. 1714 
(Bridges, 1. 354) : also vicar of Horton, but no dates given (ib. 369). 

Martin, William : 

Admitted pensioner under M'' Burrell : appears first in the Easter term 
1708. Resided under (1) M^ Burrell, (2) M'^ Bourne till Lady Day 1710. Ad- 
mitted scholar 11 Mar. 170|. One Will. Martin, second son of Will. Martin 
of Holmnicote, Somerset admitted at the Inner Temple 13 Dec. 1709. 

French, John : son of John : born at Gazeley, Suffolk. School : Bury, under 
M^" Randall. Admitted sizar under M^ Bourne 23 Jan. 170|. Age 18. 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1716. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170|. Baptised at 
Cheveley 18 Dec. 1690, son of John French, by his second wife Abigail, who came 
from Bury. Ordained priest, Ely, 1717 Sept. Reader of St Mary's parish 
Bury in 1731-7, perhaps longer. Rector of Great Saxham 9 Nov. 1721, 
patron, John Carter. Also rector of Horringer [Horningsheath] 175|— 1767. 
Buried at Saxham 3 Jan. 1767, aged 77. His widow Elizabeth died 10 Aug. 
1772, and with six infant children buried in the same churchyard (Gaze, 
Suffolk, 111). 

Claphamson, John : son of Henry : born at Fairhill [about eight miles S.W. of 
Giggleswick], Yorks. School : Giggleswick, under M"^ Armitstead. Admitted 
sizar under M'^ Moor 7 Feb, 170|. Age 17. 

B.A. 171f. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171?. Ordained deacon, York, 
1713 Sept.: priest 1718 Sept. Licensed to preach at Headingley Chapel, 
Leeds 1728. Vicar of Giggleswick 1730-8. ( Morant-Whitaker, 166.) 

Foster, William : [father and birth-place not given] of Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M"" Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M"" Bourne 7 Feb. 170|. 
Age 19. 

B. A. 1 7 1 3. Ordained (Forster) deacon, York, 1712 Dec. : priest 1713 Sept. 
One Will. Forster (but M.A. and probably of Oxford) P.C. of St Margaret, 
Durham 1719-22 : vicar of Aycliffe 1723 : vicar of St Oswald, Durham 1725- 
65. (See Surtees, 3. 307.) 

*Ellis, Edward : son of Thomas : born at Holbeck, Lines. School : Wisbech, 
under M^" Carter. Admitted pensioner under M'^ Towers 10 Feb. 17 Of. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 171f ; M.A. 1716. Admitted scholar 11 Mar. 170f. Ordained 
deacon, Ely, 1716 Sept. : priest 1717 Dec. Elected Fellow (succeeding 
J. Boldero) 21 Dec. 1716; on the mandate of D'' Grigg, V.C., and D"^ James 
one of his assessors. There is a short note in Covel's handwriting in his copy 
of the V.C.'s injunction saying that he had pointed out to the V.C. his in- 
justice in deciding the case withoitt hearing either side. Ellis held no office 
during the short tenure of his Fellowship : he signs several College orders — 
the last^n 9 Mar. 17 If. He was buried in the ante-chapel 23 Nov. 1719. 



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Woods, Henry : son of Hamlet : born at Winwick, Lanes. School : Winwick, 
under M^ Wright. Admitted sizar under M'" Sherwill 24 Feb. 170f. Age 18. 
B.A. 171f ; M.A. 1722. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171f. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1712 Sept.: priest, York, 1713 Sept. Vicar of Lambley, 
Notts. 2 June 1719. Chaplain to the Earl of Sunderland. Had dispensation 
21 July 1722 to hold also the rectory of Stanford, Notts., distant 10 miles. 
One Hen. Woods, M.A., died rector of Wilford, Notts. 1755, aged 66 (Thoroton- 
Throsby, 1. 116). 

Simpson, Thomas : son of Richard : born at Lancaster. School : Lancaster, 
under M^ Boardley. Admitted pensioner under M'" Moor 2 Mar. 170| after 
spending two years " in Curiae Hospitio in iuris investigatione." Age 20. 

Resided till Lady Day 1711 : his name appears for two quarters more, with 
the charge crossed out. Admitted at the Middle Temple 26 Nov. 1708, as 
son and heir of Richard of Torrisholme, near Lancaster. 

Green, Robert : son of Christopher, M.D., Professor of Medicine : born in 
Cambridge. School : Stortford, under M^ Tooke. Admitted pensioner under 
M'- Sherwill 9 Mar. 170f. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1712. Admitted scholar 8 July 1710. Admitted 
at the Inner Temple 24 Apr. 1712 : then at the Middle Temple 8 Apr. 1721 : 
second son of D'" Chris. Green (? admitted at Christ's 1650). 

Jones, Simon : " Coll. Regal. [A.B. written and crossed out] ast noii ex 
fundatione Henrici Conditoris, A.B. ad no;> (an ut meliora demensa haberet, an 
ut in ordinem Sociorum cooptaretur, non dicam) se contulit." Admitted 
pensioner under M'' Moor 7 May 1709. Age not given. 

Simon Jones does not appear as B.A. in the Cat. Grad. But he appears as 
D^ Jones in the Study-rents — residing till Mich^ 1709, and having his name 
in the list without charge for room-rent two quarters more. 

Two entries here are oddly mixed up. The first is that of 

♦Chester [John] : written by Moor, the praelector — but not filled up at the time : 
the vacant place was filled up by another hand with the account of John 
Libanus (see next entry). 

Came into residence as pupil of M^ Sherwill at Mids^. 1709. B.A. 171|; 
M.A. 1716. Born 27 Apr. 1693 at Sheriton Hall, third son of Sir John 
Chester, of Sheriton afterwards of Chicheley, Bucks. (See Waters, Chesters of 
Chicheley, 2. 612.) Admitted scholar 9 July 1709. Elected Fellow in place 
of Matt. Baines 16 Feb. 1714. Junior Dean, Catechist, Bunting Preacher 
and Steward 1717. Praelector 1718. Received from his father (in his life 
time) estates at Lidlington and Tilsworth. Married 15 Feb. 17 If Frances, 
daughter of Sir Edw. Bagot ; and vacated his Fellowship. Succeded 19 May 
I72f as sixth baronet — his brother Will, having succeeded their father on 
6 Feb. of the same year. Supported the Grenvilles in their political contests 
in Bucks. Elected M.P. for Beds. 1741, and voted 10 Dec. 1742 against the 
Hanoverians being taken into British pay. Retained his seat till the disso- 
lution of 1747. Subscriber to Sanderson's Algebra, 1740. Died 8 Feb. 174|- 
and buried at Chicheley, leaving two sons. Sir Chas. Bagot, and Anthony. 
Portrait at Chicheley. 

Libanus, John : son of John (an exile from Bohemia, religionis ergo) : born at 

Ashwell, Herts. School : Buntingford, under M*" England. Admitted sizar 

under M'' Hanchett, perhaps 7 May [or later, date not given] 1709. Age 15. 

The father, John, was (I think) B.A. (Peterhouse) 1682, and his son Pyers 

B.A. at the same College 1744. Admitted scholar 8 July 1710.. B.A. 171f ; 



1709 173 

M.A. 1716. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1715 June: priest 1718 Sept. Vicar of 
Witcham, in the Isle of Ely, 3 Dec. 1720. Had dispensation 3 Apr. 1733 to 
hold also the vicarage of Witchford. Chaplain to Lord Willoughby de Broke. 
Died before Dec. 1746. 

Halstead, William : son of Thomas : born in Cambridge. School : Eton, under 
M"" Nevvborough (Uteris mediocriter imbutus). Admitted pensioner under 
M*- Boldero and D« Hanchett 20 June 1709. Age 17. 

B.A. I71f ; M.A. 1719. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171^. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1715 Dec. Master of the Free School, Buckingham 26 Feb. 
172| : perhaps also rector of Farnborough, Hants., 24 Nov. 1724. Rector 
of Padbury (near Buckingham) 1729-63 : also rector of Thornborough, also 
near Buckingham. Buried at Thornborough 29 Dec. 1763. (Lipscombe, 2. 
584: 3. 117.) 

Maryon, John : son of Joseph : born at White Rooden [Roding], Essex. School : 
Felstead, under M^ Lydiat. Admitted pensioner under M'" Sherwill 29 June 
1709. Age 17. 

LL.B. 1714. Born 18 Apr. 1692 {Pedigree of the Maryon family). Admitted 
scholar 23 Mar. 171f Gave the College £10, the "income" of his chamber 
15 May 1717 : though he seems to have resided only till Mich'. 1714. 
Ordained deacon, London, 1714 Sept. : priest 1720 June. Chaplain to Lord 
Maynard. Rector of White Roding 1720-60. Had dispensation 25 July 
1732 to hold also the rectory of Theydon Gamon, distant 10 miles: resigned 
it in 1752. Married 1719 Jane Weller of Romford, by whom he had two 
children, who died young. Died 1760. [East Anglia, 1. 232.) 

Ward, John : son of Thomas : born at Willian, Herts. School : Buntingford, 
under M^ England. Admitted sizar under M^ Boldero and D^ Hanchett 
9 July 1709. Age 17. 

B.A. 171|. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171^. Ordained deacon, London, 
1714 Sept. : priest 1720 July. Licensed to cure of Gamlingay 18 Oct. 1727. 
One John Ward (but B.D. — a person not found at either University) pre- 
sented by the Bishop of Carlisle to Melbourne, Derbs. 29 Jan. 173|. 

Coke, Edward : [father's name not given]: of Derbyshire: born at Constantinople 
of a Greek mother. Brought back to England, aged 6, "evitata circumcisionis 
nota" (J. Boldero, praelector). School: Harrow, under M^ Bryan. Admitted 
pensioner under M"" Boldero 2 Dec. 1709. Age 17. 

B.A. 171 j. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171y " vindicato electionis iure, 
ex agro Derbiensi : nativo patris solo." (The interpretation of the law on this 
point varied strangely : see under James Dodgson, 1710.) Probably not the 
son of — Coke of Trusley, Derbs., admitted at Lincoln's Inn 11 June 1718: 
according to Hunter {F.M.G. 575) he died 1719, aged only 19. 

Dunn [Joshua] : 

Appears as fellow-commoner in Study-rents Mids"*. 1709 : but perhaps 
the Dunn, admitted as John 4 June 1706 : whom see. 

Nowell, Charles : 

Matriculated pensioner 1709. Came into residence Mich^ 1709 under 
M'" Moor and resided till Dec. 1710. 

Backler, Samuel : son of Samuel : Bbrn at Ashwell, Herts. School : Ashwell, 
under his father. Admitted sizar under M'" Boldero 24 Jan. 17?J. Age 19. 
B.A. 171|. Admitted scholar 8 July 1710. Son of Sam. Backler (1678) 



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vicar of Ash well. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1714 May, and licensed to 
Ashwell : priest 1717 Sept. : curate of Rearsby, Leics. Vicar of Lowesby, 
Leics. 5 June 1719. Rector of Battlesden, Beds. 17 Feb. 172f. 

Rigby, Ralph : son of Adam : born at West Horton, Lanes. School : Winwick* 

under M*" Wright. Admitted sizar under M^" Sherwill 28 Mar. 1710. Age 20. 

B.A. 171f ; M.A. 1735. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171f. Ordained 

deacon, Ely, 1714 May. One of these names curate of Eyam, Derbs. for 

22 years : buried there 22 April 1740 (Cox, Derhs. Churches, 2. 194). 

Siday, John: son of John: born at Beauchamp Roding, Essex. School: Fel- 
stead, under M^ Lydiat. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Sherwill 16 May 
1710. Age 17. 

LL.B. 1715. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171f. Son of Joh. Siday (Caius) 
rector of Beauchamp Roding (1689) ; and grandson of another rector, also 
John (1642). Ordained deacon, London, 1716 Dec. : priest, 1720 Dec. Suc- 
ceeded his father as rector 20 Dec. 1720 on the presentation of Mary Siday, 
widow — I presume, his mother. Died there 1752 (Morant, 1. 137). 

Glover, John : son of John : born at Mansergh, Westmoreland. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale, under M^ Simon Atkinson. Admitted sizar under M'' Moor, 2 May 
1710. Age 19. 

B.A. 171|. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171f One John Glover of Kirkby 
Lonsdale, gent., sent his son Richard to St John's in 1763 {Admissions to St 
John's, p. 165). 

Clieveland, Thomas : son of William, priest : born at Dudley, Worcs. School : 
Rugby, under M^ Guy (" alias Henry ") Holyoake. Admitted sizar under 
M'* Boldero 25 May 1710. Age 18. 

B.A. (Cleiveland) 17 If. Admitted scholar (Cleiveland) 16 Feb. 171 J. 
Born 1 Nov. 1691. Younger son of Will. (1674) vicar of Dudley: brother of 
John (1700) : Will, (who came between the two) was admitted at St John's 
1708. Ordained deacon, Worcester, 1714 May: priest 1716 Oct. Died at 
Pershore (Nichols, Hinckley, 135). 

Gawkro(d)ger, John : son of Joseph : born at Heaton, Yorks. School : Brad- 
ford, under M^ Clapham. Admitted sizar under M^ Moor 25 May 1710. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 171|. Admittedscholar (Gawkrodger) 23 Mar. 171f. Accepted for 
deacon's orders, York, 1715 Dec. : but not ordained because of a prosecution for 
immoral conduct. 

*Dodgson, James : son of Edmund : born at Casterton, Westmoreland. School : 
Kirkby Lonsdale, under M'" Atkinson. Admitted sizar under M"" Moor 26 May 
1710. Age 19. 

B.A 171 j ; M.A. 1717. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171f The statement 
as to his birthplace is incorrect. His parents' domicile was Casterton : but 
he was born in Lancashire, where his mother happened to be at her confine- 
ment. He was elected Fellow as a Westmoreland man at the end of 1714 or 
early in 1715. On this ground D'^ Tho. Sherlock, V.C. (with one assessor) 
pronounced the election invalid [see under Will. Edwards, p. 169. See Adam 
Wall— Mss. (Mm v. 48, page 42 (23))]. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1713 May: 
priest, Norwich, 1714 Dec. Chaplain to Earl Stanhope. Vicar of St Ives, 
Hunts., 1717. Had dispensation 3 May 1722 to hold also the rectory of 
Yelling, distant four miles. Died 1735 Oct. [Lambeth Register.) 



1710 175 

Metcalfe, John : son of Christopher : born at Shawcoat [?], Yorks. School : Rich- 
mond (schola Rigodunensis), under M'" Thomson. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Metcalfe 27 May 1710. Age 18. 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted scholar 23 March 17 If Ordained priest, York, 
1716 Sept. 

King, Joseph : son of John : born at Scottow, Norfolk. Educated by M'" Saunders. 
Admitted pensioner under M"" Boldero 15 June 1710. Age 20. 

Included by the praelector, John Boldero, in one entry with the next, 
Tho. Tingey, with the comment: "quorum neuter Collegium aut vidit aut 
visurus est : admissi ad fidem et rogatum cuiusdam Joannis King, schismatici, 
et f anaticae congregationis pseudodidascali apud Wellingborough. " M*" Boldero 
was right in his prophecy : neither seems ever to have resided : but the history 
of their admission rests unexplained : the praelector records that each paid his 
admission fee. 

Tingey, Thomas : son of John : born at Shelton p], Hunts. Educated by 
M^ Goodwin. Admitted sizar under M'" Boldero 15 June 1710. Age 19. 
Never resided : see under Jos. King, above. 

*Wade, George : son of Ralph : born at Richmond, Yorks. School : Richmond, 
under M"^ Thomson. Admitted "Uteris tum Graecis tum Latinis prope in- 
structus" sizar under M^ Boldero 18 June 1710. Age 18. 

B.A. 17lf ; M.A. 1717 ; D.D. (com, reg.) 1728. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 
171y. Kept "in the Master's over the Parlour," together with the Hon. 
Cha. Maynard (perhaps as his sizar) till he became B.A. Ordained deacon, 
London, 171| March : priest, Lincoln, 17 If Feb. : licensed to cure of St Andrew, 
Hertford. Elected Fellow in place of Tho. Metcalfe, 3 May 1716. Fellow- 
ship declared vacant 4 July 1717 : he had married. Vicar of Gainsborough 
4 July 1719: patron, the Bishop : and on the same day collated to the prebend 
of Corringham, Lincoln. His successor appointed 3 Nov. 1746. He left £10 
to the Library. Author : A sermon on The nature and consequences of 
partiality 1721: A short enquiry into the doctrine of the Trinity. Editor of 
the Odes of Horace^ 4to. London, Bowyer, 1731. 

Perkins, William : son of William : rector of Colsterworth, Lines. Educated 
there by his father. Admitted pensioner under M'' Metcalfe 20 June 1710. 
Age 17. 

Admitted scholar 16 Feb. 171 J. Resided till Xmas 1712. 

*Wilkinson, Thomas : son of Francis : born at Broughton, Yorks. School : 
Skipton, under M^ Sharpe. Admitted sizar under M"^ Moor 30 June 1710. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 171| ; M.A. 1717. A M'" Crofts was Master of Skipton School 1690- 
1715 : M*" Sharpe does not appear in the Skipton parish registers: [T. W. 
Edmunds, New York Uniyy] : but he may have had a private school. Perhaps 
Skipton is a mistake for Shipton. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 17 If Elected 
Fellow, into the room of M'" Standish 19 June 1714 "authoritate visitatoria." 
Ordained deacon, York, 1714 Dec. Junior Dean, Catechist and Steward 
(which office he resigned) 1718. Steward 1720. Taxor 1719. Resided (but 
held no further office) till 1725 when he was presented (9 Sept.) to the 
vicarage of Caldecot, which Josias^ockshott resigned after a year's tenure. 
He kept his Fellowship, but seems to have lived at Caldecot, as he never 
signs after Jan. 172f. He died in 1731 and was buried at Great St Andrew's, 



176 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Oct. 16. Resident or not, he lived beyond his means for on 14 June 1732 it 
was agreed " that the Master borrow .£50 upon a College bond and likewise 
take out of the Treasury for the discharging of debts due from M^ Wilkinson 
to the several stewards." 

Pyemont, Wilfred : son of John : born at Lofthouse, in the parish of Rothwell, 
Yorks. School not given. He passed " a long servitude of seven years in a 
bookseller's shop at Wakefield." Admitted pensioner under M'' Boldero 

3 July 1710. Age 20. 

B.A. 171f ; M.A. 1718. Grandson of Joh. Pymont of Heath, near 
Wakefield : his father John, married Ann Bower. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 
171^. Ordained (as questionist) deacon, Ely, 1713 Dec. : priest, Norwich, 

1714 Dec. Licensed to Althorp and Wood Newton, Northants. Chaplain to 
the Earl of Westmoreland (Hunter, F.M.G. 492), who presented him to the 
vicarage of Tudeley, near Tonbridge 16 Apr. 1716 : had license not to reside 
Apr. 25. Rector of Kings Cliff"e, Northants. 5 Oct. 1726. 

Sloane, Joseph : son of James : born at Boswell Court, London. School : Cheam, 
Surrey, under M'^ Lloyd where " prima Grammaticae et Rhetoricae elementa 
gustavit, immo et feliciter digessit ! " Admitted pensioner under M^' Sherwill 

4 July 1710, " iam philosophicam colit Minervam." Age 20. 

B.A. 17 ly. Admitted scholar 16 Feb. 171 J. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 

1715 Sept. ; licensed to Ashwell, Beds. [sic\. Died without issue (Burke, 
Ext. Bar. 491). 

York(e), John : son of John : born in Cambridge. School : Hyssen [Histon], 
under M"^ Scaife. Admitted sizar under M'* Baines [no month] 1710. Age 15. 
B.A. 171|. Admitted scholar (Yorke) 23 Mar. 17 1^. Ordained deacon, 
Ely, 1717 Dec. : priest, Lincoln, 1719 Sept. Curate of Blunham, Beds. Pro- 
bably vicar of Wendon, Essex 21 Nov. 1728 till 1730, when he died (Morant, 
2. 593). 

*Hutton, Matthew : 

B.A. (Jesus) 171f ; M.A. 1717; D.D. (Christ's) 1728. Born 5 Jan. 169|, 
son of John Hutton of Marske (1659-1731) and of Dorothy Dyke of Trant, 
[so D.N.B. ? Frant], Sussex. Educated at Kirby Hill, Richmond. Admitted 
at Jesus 22 June 1710. Elected Fellow of Christ's, succeeding Geo. Wade, 
8 July 1717. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1718 Sept. : signs, as minister, at Whit- 
tlesey St Mary 1718: priest 1719 May. Praelector, Junior Dean, Catechist, 
Bunting Preacher and Steward 1721 : but in Dec. 1721 he formally resigns 
the last office, and I find his signature only once more (in 1724) : he was 
private chaplain to the Duke of Somerset — and, as such, was probably subject 
to the " detentio violenta " which according to an interpretation of the Statute 
prevented residence : his pupils — he had a few — cease at the same date. In 
1726 the Duke presented him to the rectory of Trowbridge, Wilts, and his 
fellowship was vacant before June 1727. Rector of Spofforth, Yorks. (same 
patron) 1 April 1730; Prebendary of York 18 May 1734. Accompanied 
George II to Hanover 1736. Canon of Windsor 27 Mar. 1737 : of West- 
minster 18 May 1739. In his subsequent preferments he followed step by 
step Tho. Herring: becoming Bishop of Bangor 13 Nov. 1743 : Archbishop of 
York 28 Nov. 1747 : Archbishop of Canterbury 13 Apr. 1757. He died in 
Duke Street, Westminster 18 March 1758 having held his final preferment less 
than one year : buried in Lambeth church. He seems hardly to have been a 
great man, though so highly placed : he is said to have been " cheerful and 
amiable " and he " never let himself down below the dignity of an archbishop." 



1710—1711 177 

In opinions he was supposed to be latitudinarian (D.N.B.). He married in 
173^ Mary Lutman of Petwortli : by whom he had two daughters (Hasted says, 
sons). Two nephews (sons of his elder brother John of Marske) were at 
Christ's, viz. John (1747) and James (1756) : and two grandnephews, sons of 
John the third, John (1791) and Timothy (1796) benefactors to the Library. He 
left at his death £50,000 "amassed in 12 years out of the Church " — according 
to E. Pyle (^Memoirs of a Royal Chaplain^ p. 76) — "and not one penny to any 
good use." In 1754 he gave XI 00 to the University Library Fund. Hutton 
subscribed to Sanderson's Algebra, published 1740. 

Clark, Edward : 

M.A. 1717. Son of Oswald of Greystoke, Cumberland : matric*^. at Queen's 
College, Oxford 27 Mar. 1707, aged 18. B.A. 1710, incorporated at Cambridge 
1717 : M.A. (Christ's) 1717. (Al. Ox. 279.) OneEdw. Clark, rector of Hasel- 
beach, Northants., about this time (Bridges, 2. 37). 

Fish, Robert : son of Pethuel : born at Stokesley, Yorks. School : Stokesley, 
under M*' John Forster. Admitted pensioner under M"" Sherwill 1 Feb. 171^. 
Age 16. 

B.A. (Fysh) 171|; M.A. 1718. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1717 Sept. : priest 1718 Sept. Perhaps rector of Slingsby, 
Yorks. 4 Dec. 1718. Hector of Kirkby-XJnderdale, Yorks., 1 Feb. 1730. 
Prebendary of York 21 July 1731 till his death in 1739. 

Bland, Edward: son of James : born at Killington, Westmoreland. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale, under M*" Simon Atkinson. Admitted sizar under M"^ Moor 15 Feb. 
171f. Age 18. 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171^. Ordained deacon, Chichester, 
1715 June : priest 1718 Sept. Rector of Stanmer, Sussex, 1727. Chaplain to 
the Earl of Ashburnham. Had dispensation 22 Jan. 173| to hold also the 
rectory of Pyecombe, distant four miles. Held both till his death 17 Oct. 1769. 
Buried at Stanmer. 

Deakin, John : son of Francis: born at Lichfield. School : Lichfield, under M"* Shaw. 
x\dmitted sizar under D^ Husband 21 Mar. 171^. Age 17. 

B.A. 17 1|. Admitted scholar 23 Mar. 171-J. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 
1715 Sept. 

Hall, Gilbert: son of Charles, rector of Kettlethorp, Lines. [Notts.]. School: 
Gainsborough, under M*" Waterworth [sic]. Admitted sizar under M"" Metcalfe 
3 Apr. 1711. Age 18 [sic]. 

B.A. 171f. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Born 7 Nov. 1691, son of 
Charles (1669) by his wife, Eliz. Skoles. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1716 May, 
and licensed to Kettlethorp to receive .£20 a year "et mensam et equum": 
priest in Sept. Married at Barn borough 12 Aug. 1725 Anne, daughter of Geo. 
Mompesson, rector (Derbs. Arch. J. 5. 116). Rector of Kettlethorp, Notts. 
5 Sept. 1728 on his father's death, presented by Cha. Hall, Esq. of Harrington, 
Lines. Had sons : Charles, buried 1726 Sept. 14 ; and Gilbert, in Holy Orders 
(Hunter, F.M.G. 568). Buried at Kettlethorp 14 Mar. 1779, aged 87. (In- 
formation from Rev. J. Bell, rector.) The Halls were owners of Kettlethorp 
until 1774 when it passed by marriage out of the family. 

Denham, David : son of David : born in*6ussex. School : Lewes (apud Lesvam) 
under M'" Peirce. Admitted sizar (post multas preces aegre obtinuit pater) 
under M'' Metcalfe 15 May 1711. Age 18. 

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B.A. 171|. Ordained deacon, London, 171| March: priest, Chichester, 
1718 Sept. Rector of Waltham, near Petworth, Sussex 22 Sept. 1718-31. 
Rector of Pett 1731-45, when he died. 

Haden, FuUwood : son of Henry : born at Haden Hill, Staffs. School : Hales- 
owen, under M^ Thorpe. Admitted sizar under M"^ Boldero 3 June 1711. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1722. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Ordained 
deacon, Worcester, 1715 June; priest, Peterborough, 1717 June. Chaplain 
to Lord Napier. Rector of Quinton, Northants. Had dispensation from 
Lambeth 29 Jan. 174| to hold also the rectory of Middleton or Milton, distant 
two miles. 

Cowper, John: son of Spencer (legum peritissimus, brother of Will., Baron 
Wingham, Lord Chancellor). School : Westminster, under D^ Friend. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M^ Boldero 25 June 1711. Age not given. 

D.D. (com. reg.) 1728. Son of Spencer (168f), Justice of the Common 
Pleas, and of Pennington Goodere. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713 : resided 
till Mich. 1713. Rector of Great Berkhampstead, Herts. 1722. Married Anne, 
daughter of Roger Donne of Ludham Hall, Norfolk, who died 1737 aged 34. 
Father of Will. Cowper, the poet, who was born at Berkhampstead 26 Nov. 
1731. Died 1756 (Berry, Herts. Genealogies, 171); buried at Hertingfordbury. 

Penwick, Edward : son of Edward : born at Stamfordham, Northumberland. 
School : Stamfordham, under M'" Salkeld. Admitted sizar under M*" Aynsley 
19 Sept. 1711. Age 18. 

B.A. 1716. Admitted scholar 3 Nov. 1712. Brother of Ambrose (1707) 
and son of Edw., vicar of Stamfordham, by his wife Miss Liddel of Redheugh, 
Gateshead and of Ogle Castle. Ordained deacon, York, 1716 Sept. : priest 
1718 Sept. Vicar of Whelpington 1721. Married Anne Newton of Hawk- 
well, by whom he had two sons and six daughters. Died 24 July 1734 
(Hodgson, II. i. 341). 

Dawson, Josias : son of William : born at Halton Gill [above Arncliffe in Craven], 
Yorks. School : Giggleswick, under M"* Armitstead. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Moor 23 Feb. 171|. Age 18. 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1719. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Ordained 
deacon, Carlisle, by letters dimissory from York, 1717 Dec. : priest, London 
17|^^ March. Both he and the Josias Dawson admitted 1729 were probably 
great-grandsons of the Josias of Halton Gill who married Mary Foster of 
Langcliffe, father of Christopher (1663) of Langcliffe Hall, father of William 
(169J), father of Ambrose (1724), second cousin of the Josiases. 

Carr, James : son of Thomas : born at Stackhouse [near Settle], Yorks. School : 
Giggleswick, under M"^ Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M"" Boldero 23 Feb. 
171i. Age 19. 

B.A. I71f Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Born 1691, son of Tho. Carr 
of Stackhouse, and of Margaret Stackhouse of Hartington : brother of John 
(1707). Ordained deacon, York, 1716 Sept. : priest 1718 June. Rector of 
Addingham, Leeds, 17 Mar. 1725. Curate of Bolton Chapel in Wharfdale, on 
the nomination of the Earl of Burlington 11 Oct. 1726. Died 1745. (Morant- 
Whitaker, 162 and 292.) 

Hargraves, Thomas : son of James : bom at Knight [?] Stainforth, Yorks. School : 
Giggleswick, under M"" Armitstead. Admitted sizar under M"" Boldero 23 Feb. 
I7li. Age 18. 

B.A. I71f; M.A. 1722. Ordained deacon, York, 171f Feb.: priest 1716 Dec. 



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Woodyear, Richard : son of George : born at Crookhill in the parish of Cunning- 
borough [1 Conisbrough], Yorks. Scliool : Doncaster, under M"" Withers [Edm. 
(1691)]. Admitted pensioner under M' Boldero 13 Apr. 1712. Age 16. 

B.A. 171J; M.A. 1722. Admitted scholar (Woodyeare) 26 Mar. 1713. 
Usher at the grammar school, King's Lynn, 1716-18. His mother was Alice, 
daughter of Ri. Tatham, clerk of Kirklington. Ordained deacon, York, 1718 
June. Licensed to preach in the parish church of Hunsworth 1728. Vicar 
of Hutton Bushell 9 May 1729-36. 

Allen, Thomas : son of Samuel : born at Staveley Netherthorp, Derbs. School : 
Chesterfield, under M"" Browne. Admitted sizar under M"" Metcalfe 15 May 
1712. Age 18. 

B.A. 171f. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Ordained deacon, Ely, 171J 
Feb. : priest, York, 1717 Sept. OneTho. Allen, B.A., was rector of Stockton, 
Warw. 24 July 1729 : but perhaps of New College, Oxford. 

Watson, William : son of William : born at Kirby [no more], Yorks. School : 
Richmond, under M'" Thomson. Admitted sizar under M*" Boldero 25 May 1712. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 171| ; M. A. 1734. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Ordained deacon, 
York, 1717 Sept. : priest 1719 Sept. Licensed to Kingsthorpe near Northamp- 
ton 3 Aug. 1720. Died (1 at Kingsthorpe) 12 Apr. 1738 (Baker, Northants. 
1. 69, 70). One Will. Watson, B.A., curate of Whitchurch, Salop, 18 Sept. 
1722 : but perhaps of Trinity. 

Gardiner, Edmund : son of Edmund : born at Stoke Ash, Suffolk. School : Eye, 
under M*" Bridge. Admitted pensioner under M'" Metcalfe 9 June 1712. Age 1 6. 
B.A. 171 J. Admitted scholar 26 March 1713. 

Bellis, Samuel : son of Robert : born at Ince, Cheshire. Educated there by his father, 

the rector of Ince. Admitted sizar under M'" Metcalfe 13 June 1712. Age 19. 

B.A. 171f. Baptised at Ince 7 May 1693: see under his father p. 98. 

Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Ordained priest, York, 1718 June. Two 

brothers followed him here, John (1715), Robert (1721). The father was 

• admitted 168|. 

Graves, Gawen : son of John : born in St Martin's parish, London. School : 
King's College School, Cambridge, under M^ Baker. Admitted sizar under 
M-- Boldero 14 June 1712. Age 19. 

B.A. 17 If ; M. A. 1730. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Ordained deacon, 
London, 1721 Dec. Vicar of Burnham Overy, Norfolk 1729-42, patron, the 
Crown. 

Sorsbie, John : son of Malin, rector of Ryton, Durham. School : Newcastle, 
under M'^Jurin. Admitted sizar under M"" Atherton 19 June 1712. Age 18. 
B.A. 171 J; M.A. 1720. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Malin Sorsbie, 
the father, was elected fellow of St John's 10 April 1660, displaced at the 
Restoration, but replaced by order from the King 17 Feb. 16t)| (Baker-Mayor, 
1. 298, 541): he was vicar of Ryton on Tyne 1679-1706. John, the son, 
was ordained deacon, London, 1716 Dec. Rector of Penhurst, Sussex Mar. 
172^-64: also rector of Crowhurst 1^30-64. Buried at Penhurst 25 April 
1764. A M"" Sorsbie was master of a school at Battle before 1726, and down 
to 1731. 

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180 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Stebbing, James: son of Thomas: born at Castle Hed(d)ingham, Suffolk. School : 
Bury, under (1) M'' Leeds, (2) M^ Randall. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Boldero 19 June 1712. Age 17. 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1719. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Rector of 
Nacton, Suffolk. (Davy.) 

Molineux, Charles : son of Francis, eques auratus : born at Teversall, Notts. 
School : Westminster. Admitted pensioner under M^ Boldero 6 July 1712. 
Age 17. 

Admitted at Gray's Inn 5 April 1712. Admitted scholar (Molyneux) 
26 Mar. 1713. Resided till Mich. 1715 ; his name is on the list in Study-rents 
for two quarters more, but without charge. Son of Sir Francis (1672) of 
Teversall (fourth baronet) and of Diana Howe: brother of John (1703) who 
died in his father's lifetime. Succeeded his father in 1742 as fifth baronet. 
High Sheriff of Notts. Died unmarried 28 July 1764 (Kimber, 1. 65). 

*Pinch, Henry : fourth son of Daniel, Earl of Nottingham : born at Exton, Ruts. 
School : Eton, under M"^ Newborough. Admitted fellow-commoner " omnibus 
felicissimi ingenii dotibus instructissimus," under M^ Boldero 19 Aug. 1712. 
Age 17. 

M.A. 1714. Elder brother of Edward Finch (Hatton), Fellow 1728-46. 
Nominated by his father a Fellow on the Finch and Baines foundation 30 Sept. 
1713 — before he had taken his degree. He was a candidate for the repre- 
sentation of the University in Parliament in December 1720, when he was 
defeated by the Hon. Tho. Willoughby. He succeeded elsewhere before 1736 
when (on June 7) the Master, D^ Towers, declared his Fellowship vacant. 
Finch appealed and on 19 June 1736 the Master had to report that D^ Adams, 
V.C., with his assessors D'" Colbatch and D*" Gooch had reinstated M^ Finch. 
The ground as stated in the V.C.'s sentence was that the Master had "amoved 
him from his Fellowship without any summons or notice, without his being 
first heard and without assigning any cause " (Master's Book of Statutes). 
From an account in Adam Wall's mss. (Univ. Lib. Mm v. 48, p. 64) it appears 
that Towers ejected him (1) because he was non-resident — he was actually 
H.M. Receiver General at Minorca and resided there regularly : (2) because 
he was M.P. which implied property more than was permissible to a Fellow. 
There was a curious dispute as to the action of the Y.C. In Finch's appeal 
it was stated that he had been ejected " without consent of the Fellows." In 
Atherton's copy of the Statutes there is a note to the sentence "these or the 
like words were after some debate inserted in the place [after the words 
"without assigning any cause"] as they stood in M^ Finch's appeal, and very 
solemnly agreed to by the Y.C. and both his assessors in Sidney Lodge, but 
afterwards were in a fraudulent and clandestine manner struck out by the 
V.C. alone [probably on the instigation of D'" Towers] and the sentence signed 
inadvertently by the senior Doctor as above." They do not appear in the 
sentence in the Master's copy of the Statutes, where it was required to be 
entered. M"^ Finch despite his non-residence held his Fellowship for 36 years 
and resigned it by letter to the Master, D"" Rooke, 7 Oct. 1749. 

*Hunt, Daniel : son of Thomas : born at Exton, Ruts. School : Oakham, under 
M^ Wright. Admitted sizar under M'' Boldero 19 Aug. 1712. Age 17. 

B.A. 171^; M.A. 1720. Admitted scholar, 3 Nov. 1712. It may be in- 
ferred that he was brought up by Henry Finch. Elected Fellow, succeeding 
John Chester 2 Feb. 1719. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1719 Sept. : 
priest, Ely, 1719. In 1720 there came a mandate that Dan. Hunt should enjoy 



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his Fellowship while acting as chaplain to M*" Finch, envoy to Sweden in 1720 
(Misc. drawer, Ak). I do not know what M*' Finch this is. Whether in 
Sweden or after return to England, M'" Hunt died before Oct. 1723. 

At this point there is a gap in the Admissions from Aug. 1712 to Sept. 
1714. Five leaves in the book are left blank. The Praelectors were for the first 
year, Thomas Husband, for the second Ben. Dowse. Each was in residence 
and acted as Steward for the year. The register of matriculations gives the 
names of all who were admitted except two, Bellasis and Conder, who were 
not matriculated, but appear in the Study-rents only. 



Tyrrill, Jonas : 

M.B. 1718. Admitted pensioner under M'" Boldero, before Dec. 1712 : 
scholar 26 Mar. 1713 : and resided first in this quarter. 

Haughton, Adam : 

B.A. 17 1|^. Admitted before December 1712 as a pensioner under 
M'" Boldero : came into residence next term. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. 
Son of Adam Haughton of Corpus, rector of Hockliffe, Beds. 1687-1713 : his 
son-in-law, Walter Foot, held the living 1713-19. Ordained priest, Lincoln, 
1719 May : and instituted at the same time to the rectory of Hockliffe : in- 
ducted 4 June (parish register). He seems to have died suddenly and was 
buried at Hocklifte (M.I.) 10 May 1743. His mother Rebecca (daughter of 
Hezekiah Slings by a former rector, and granddaughter of Rob. Gilpin, also 
rector) died one year after her son, 1 Sept. 1744, aged 80. Her daughter 
Mary, widow of Walter Foot, died 24 July 1760, aged 70. (Information from 
Rev. T. B. Tatham.) 

Bagge, Samuel : 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1720. Admitted pensioner under M"" Towers before 
Easter 1713 : and kept the Easter term. Matric*^. 1713. Admitted scholar 
26 Mar. 1713. Born in Norfolk 1695 : perhaps son of John Bagge of King's 
Lynn, who married in 1692 Sarah Thacker, of Lynn and had two sons Samuel 
and John. (Burke, Family Records^ 27.) Ordained deacon, Ely, 1718 Dec. : 
priest, Norwich, 1719 Dec. ; and licensed to Bircham Newton, Norfolk. One 
Simon Bagge was rector of Bircham Newton 1719 (Blomefield, 5. 1249); and 
also of Bircham Tofts 1721 (ib. 1246) : is Simon an error for Samuel ? There 
was a Simon Bagge M.A. (Caius) 1681. 

Simcoe, John : 

B.A. 171|^. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Atherton before Lady Day 1713. 
Kept the Easter term. Matric^'. 1713. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Per- 
haps son of Will. Simcoe (1672). Ordained deacon, Carlisle, 1717 Dec: 
priest, York, 1719 Sept. Married a cousin of Charles, Duke of Somerset, 
who presented him to the vicarage of Tadcaster 3 Sept. 1725 : died and buried 
there 24 Nov. 1734. Possibly also vicar of Woodhorn 1724 (Hodgson, 
Northumher'''. ii. ii. 91 makes Will. Simcoe (above) the vicar, but wrongly : 
Will, died 1714). Married (1) Anne, daughter of Nat. Ellison, Prebendary of 
Durham, (2) Jane, widow of Ra. Watson (1707), who died 1721. (Informa- 
tion from J. Ross Robertson of Toronto.) 

Willis, Robert : son of Henry Willis of Bury St Edmunds, and educated there. 
In Dec. 1715 the governors decided to pay £6 towards his maintenance 
^(S.H.A.H.). 

B.A. 171|. Admitted sizar under M'" Atherton before Lady Day 1713. 



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Matric<*. 1713. Admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Began to reside Easter 
1713. Of Suffolk. Ordained deacon, London, 1717 Dec: priest, Ely, 17^J 
March. Curate of Troston, Suffolk 1719-24. Rector of Troston 1724-49. 
Also held from 1742-9 the rectory of West Stow, on the presentation of 
Sir Jermyn Davers. Buried at Troston 7 Jan. 174f (West Stow Registers, 
page 128). 

Bellasis, [William]: 

Appears in Study-rents as a fellow-commoner under M*" Boldero, before 
Mids'". 1713 — but not in residence. Resided from Mids*". to Christmas 1713. 
Never matriculated. Admitted at Trinity (Will. Belasyse) 1 Jan. 171 f. 

Livesay, Robert : 

Matric*^. pensioner 1714 July. A Will. Livesay was admitted scholar 31 Mar. 
1715. One Livesay was admitted under M'' Atherton before Mids''. 1713, and 
appears each quarter but with no charge against him (probably not resident) 
till Mids. 1714 when he kept "in the Master's by the Parlour" {i.e. in the 
Library at the Lodge); there he remained till Mich. 1715. Probably there 
was but one — Will., wrongly matric^. as Robert. 

Marshall, Thomas : 

B.A. 171y; M.A. 1721. Admitted pensioner under M'" Moor, coming 
into residence Mich. 1713 : but admitted scholar 26 Mar. 1713. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1717 July, and licensed to Southoe, Hunts. : priest 1722 May : 
licensed to curacy of Little Staughton, Beds. Master of the Free School, 
Peterborough. Vicar of St John Baptist, Peterborough 1726-48. Minor 
Canon of the Cathedral. Died 1748. 

Holdsworth, Jude : 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1723. Perhaps son of Jude Holdsworth (1677) Fellow 
and afterwards rector of Reed, Herts. Admitted pensioner under M'" Metcalfe 
before December 1713 — but did not reside till Easter 1715, though admitted 
scholar 2 Dec. 1713: and matriculated 1714. Ordained deacon, London, 
1719 June. Licensed 1721 to curacy of Smarden, Kent. Chaplain to Lady 
Frances Colepeper. Rector of Hinxhill, Kent 18 Aug. 1722, presented by 
Tho. Witherden. Had dispensation from Lambeth 3 Aug. 1723 to hold also 
the vicarage of Tong, distant 15 miles : resigned this 10 Nov. 1750. As 
Chaplain to the Archbishop had dispensation, Nov. 1750 to hold the rectory of 
Ruckinge, 16 miles from Hinxhill. 

Say, William: born at East Hatley 5 Dec. 1696, youngest son of Francis, the 
rector: brother of Fra. (1706) : a brother, John, was the Master's godson. 
He was exceptionally poor for on 13 Jan. 171|^ there was a College order that 
he should have his B.A. degree without paying the usual 50s. to the College. 

B.A. 171|; M.A. (as Will. Cray Say) 1724. Resided in the Mich, term 
1713 "in the Masters in the sizars chamber." Perhaps the present passage- 
room at the Lodge : someone lived "over the sizars chamber": it was therefore 
not an attic, nor the small room over the ante-chapel. Matric^. sizar 171|. 
Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. Ordained deacon, London, 1719 Sept. : priest, 
Rochester, 1720 Dec. Chaplain to the Countess of Rockingham. Rector of 
East Hatley, Cambs. 1722. Had dispensation from Lambeth to hold also the 
rectory of Hatley St George, distant one mile 2 June 1746. Died, unmarried, 
Nov. 1751. The following is part of a letter of commendation of Will. Cray 
Say, written 13 Sept. 1719 to the Bishop of London by D'' Covel (then 79 years 
of age) : " This gentleman M^ Will. Say, comes to wait on you for Deacons 
Orders. As for his morals, he hath been my sizar and doniestick these 4 



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yeares : and I will vouch him for a sober and civil person ; as for his learning 
he is of age and I doubt not but he will be able to answer for himself ; yet I 
must confess he may want a month of 23 yeares of age. But give me leave 
thus humbly to apologize for him ; some men grow Men very early : some 
men never will be men : M*" Say, I verily believe, will appear to your Lordship 
a Man : and one of sense and discretion." (Letter preserved in the family : 
and communicated by C. F. Booty, M.A.) 

Lowder, Richard : 

Matric'*. sizar 1713. Not found in the Study-rents : probably never 
resided. 

Conder, — : 

Appears in Study-rents in the quarter ending December 1713, as a 
pupil (probably pensioner) of M'" Moor : resided till December 1715. He 
seems not to have matriculated. 

Chippingdale, John : 

B.A. 171f ; M.A. 1721. Admitted a pupil of M^ Boldero. Came into 
residence Easter 1714. Matric*^. sizar 17 If. Scholar 31 Mar. 1715. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1718 June : priest, Ely, 1719 Dec. Probably vicar of Skipwith, 
near Selby, Yorks. 29 Apr. 1729. 

Wetherherd, William : 

A pupil of M^ Atherton. Came into residence Easter 1714 : resided till 
Dec. 1715 : name on the list, without charge, one quarter more. Matric**. 
pensioner 1714 July. Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. Probably the Will. 
Wetherhead (the spelling varies in our books) son and heir of Christopher 
of Knight's Staniforth, Yorks., admitted at Gray's Inn 11 June 1716. 

Atkins, Richard : 

B.A. 1711; M.A. (Peterhouse) 1721; D.D. 1733. Born 1694: son of 
Ri. Atkins (1681) grandson of Sir Edw., Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Pupil 
of M"" Atherton. On the Boards from Easter 1714 : came into residence at 
Mids"". Matric**. pensioner 1714 July. Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. 
Perhaps the Ri. Atkins, M.A., who became rector of Lee, Kent 1731 July ; 
resigned 1745. (Hasted, 1. 68.) Died 1745 (Davy). 

Okeover, Rowland : 

Pupil of M"^ Towers, from Easter 1714 : afterwards of M"" Dowse till June 
1717. Matric^. pensioner, 1714 July. Born 1700, grandson of Sir Rowland of 
Okeover, in Dovedale, Staffs. : son of Thomas, of Tilney St Lawrence, Norfolk 
(so Glover, Derhs. 2. 64), by his wife Eliz., daughter of Tho. Farmer of Oldbury, 
Warwick : first cousin of Thomas of Okeover, father of Leeke and William 
(1718). Admitted at the Middle Temple 17 Nov. 1715. Married (1) Patience 
Fanner of Atherston, (2) Alice, daughter of John Gregory, merchant, of Lon- 
don, by whom he had a son Rowland Farmer of Oldbury Hall, born 1745. 
Lived at Oldbury. Died 11 Feb. 1764, aged 64. 

Randall, John : 

B.A. 17 If; M.A. 1727. Pupil of M"" Atherton, in the quarter ending Mids. 
1714. Keeping "in the Master's over M^'Majmard." Matric*^^. sizar 1714 July. 
Scholar 31 Mar. 1715. Born in Suffolk 1696 : perhaps the son of John Randall 
(1686) Headmaster of Bury, who was admitted at St John's, 27 Dec. 1712, 
aged 15 or 16 : but seems not to have resided. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1719 
May. "Schoolmaster and agriculturist" (D.N.B. doubtfully). Master of 
the academy at Heath, near Wakefield. Later had a private school at York. 



184 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Author of 71ie Semi-Virgilian Husbandry .. .with the Philosophy of Agriculture, 

1764. Invented a seed-furrow plough, which he described in a treatise, 1764 : 
,. see Gent. Mag. 1764, page 460, 532 (D.N.B.). Possibly the rector of Thelveton, 
^■^orfolk who succeeded in 1728 another John Randall, probably his father. 

One John Randall was head-master of Guildford School 171- to 172- (Carlisle). 

Wrongly identified in Cooper-LeKeux, with John Randall the musical 

composer, Mus.B. 1744, who was born in 1715. 

Burrow, William : 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1732. Pupil of M^ Boldero from Easter 1714. Matric^. 
sizar 1714 July. Scholar 3 May 1716. 

Thomson, James : 

B.A. 171|. Pupil of M^ Boldero, from Easter 1714. Matric'i. sizar 1714 
July. Scholar (Lanes.) 3 May 1716. Possibl}^ the James Thompson presented 
by Sir Tho. Lowther to the perp. curacy of Cartmell in Furness and instituted 
13 May 1732. Died 1740, probably intestate (Croston-Baines, 5. 636). 

Dobson, William : 

B.A. 171|. Pupil of M^ Metcalfe from Easter 1714. Matric'i. sizar 1714 
July. Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. 

Perman, Jam.es: 

Pupil of M*' Atherton. Admitted before Mids. 1714 : began to reside 
after Midsummer: remained till Mich. 1716. Matric*^. sizar 1714 Dec. Ad- 
mitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. 

Cooke, John : 

Pupil of M'" Boldero: resided from Mids. 1714-Lady Day 1719 — the last 
part under M^" Dowse. Matric*^. pensioner 1714 Dec. Admitted scholar 
31 Mar. 1715. Perhaps the John Cooke, Esq. who subscribed to Sanderson's 
Algebra, 1740. 

Leader, Robert : 

Pupil of M'" Atherton. Had his name on the Boards for the quarter 
ending Mich. 1714, with no charge : resided Mich.-Lady Day 1715 : name 
on for one quarter more. Matric^. pensioner 1714 Dec. Admitted scholar 
31 Mar. 1715. 

*Raye, Thomas : 

B.A. 171 J; M.A. 1721. On the Boards without charge for the quarter 
ending Mich. 1714: came into residence at Mich. Matriculated pensioner 1 7 1 4 
Dec. Scholar 31 Mar. 1715. Elected Fellow in place of Edw. Ellis 14 Nov. 
1719. Ordained priest, Peterborough, 1723 Sept. Praelector, Junior Dean, 
Catechist and Bunting Preacher 1722. Senior Dean and Knapwell Preacher 
1727: on 12 Jan. 172|^ he was appointed curate of Fen Drayton: and he 
hardly ever signs the Order book afterwards : on 22 Feb. 172f his Fellowship 
was declared void : probably he had accepted a living. One of these names 
was Master of Woodbridge School 1736-74 (Carlisle, 2. 358) : probably also 
P.C. of Walpole St Mary, near Halesworth 1760-74 : rector of Dallinghoe 
1747-73 : rector of Shottisham, near Woodbridge 1765-74. Possibly this 
man was B.A. 17f|^ of Emmanuel. 

Mason, Joshua : ^ 

B.A. 171| ; M.A. ITm Pupil of M^ Atherton. On the Boards, without 
charge, in the quarter ending Mich. 1714 : came into residence at Mich. 
Matric*^. sizar, 1714 Dec. Scholar (of Lines.) 11 Apr. 1717. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1718 June; licensed to Buckminster, Leics. : priest 1720 June; 
curate of Gunby, Lines. 

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Boldero, John : 

B.A. 17 If. Matriculated sizar 1715. Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. 
Probably lived in the rooms of his uncle John, Fellow and Tutor : he does 
not appear with any charge against him in Study-rents. Only son of Simon 
Boldero, B.A. (Jesus) 1679, and rector of Woolpit 1715-23, when he died. 
Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1719 Sept. ; licensed to Woolpit as curate to 
his father : priest, -Ely, 1720 (when it is stated in the Subscription Book that 
he was born in Suffolk in 1696). Rector of Woolpit, in succession to his 
father by dispensation from Lambeth, Mar. 1723. Married 17 Oct. 1728 
Martha Taylor of Woolpit. Was devisee to his uncle J ohn, rector of Clipston, 
who however survived him. Buried at Woolpit 25 Aug. 1746. 

Underwood, Luke : 

B.A. 171|. Pupil of M'' Atherton. Name on the Boards, without charge 
for the quarter from Mich. 1714: resided the Lent term 1715. Matric*^. sizar, 
1715 April. One Luke Underwood of Denham, Suffolk, married 30 Sept. 1718 
Ann Bardwell of the same parish. They had children: 1719, Luke; 1721, 
Will, and Thomas (who died in the same year) ; 1723, Anne ; 1725, John. Ann 
Underwood was buried 17 July 1739. Luke married again, and died 3 May 
1753 : his second wife Eliz. sixteen days after him. (^Denham Parish 
Registers, ed. Sydenham Hervey.) 

Smith, Joseph : son of Thomas : born at Hanley in the parish of Staveley, 
Derbs. School : Tuxford " in luto " [in the clay], Notts., under M"^ Taylour. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Metcalfe, 7 Oct. 1714. Age 17. 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. Ordained priest, Lichfield, 
1722 Sept. One of these names (no degree given) was head-master of Boston 
grammar school 1730-7. 

Cox, Andrew : son of Richard : born at Treburrow [Treborough], Somerset. 
Educated there by his uncle M'" Chappell. Admitted sizar under M'' Atherton 

5 Nov. 1714. Age 19. 

Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. Resided till Mids. 1717. 

Bassett, Henry : son of Joseph : born at Eaton, Beds. School : Huntingdon, 
under M"^ Matthews. Admitted sizar under M'' Metcalfe, 19 Nov. 1714. 
Age 15. 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
172f March; licensed to Thurleigh, Beds. 

Frye, Rowland: son of John, armiger: " Americanus" : born in "Antegua." 
School : Eton, under J)^ Snape. Admitted pensioner under M"" Atherton 

6 Nov. 1714. Age 18. 

Resided till Mich. 1716. Eldest son of John Frye, Member of the Council 
and Colonel of Militia, Antigua, and of Henrietta, daughter of Governor Phil. 
Warner. Graduated at Leyden, 1717. Merchant of London. Purchased 
Banstead Manor, Surrey, in 1762. Died unmarried 20 Oct. 1777, aged 82. 
His brother John was at Balliol, Oxford, returned to Antigua, and died there. 
Another brother, Samuel, also a merchant of London, died there 1770. His 
sister Henrietta married George, son of Governor Edward Byam, whose sons 
Edward and Francis were at Christ's. 

Alexander, Joseph : [father not given] born at Bury St Edmunds. School : 
Bury, under M*' Randall. Admitted si«ar under M^ Atherton 20 Jan. 171|. 
Age omitted. 

B.A. 171f ; M.A. 1724. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Ordained deacon, 







186 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Norwich, 171f Feb.; licensed to Rede, Suffolk : priest 1720 June. Probably 
curate of Hemingstone, Suff". 1725. Rector of Stonham-Parva 1725. Rector of 
Wortham 1739. 

*Cartwright, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Berrington, Salop. School : 
Shrewsbury, under M^ Lloyd. Admitted sizar under M'" Husband 28 Jan. 
1714. Age 19. 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1722; B.D. {com. reg.) 1728; D.D. 1736. Admitted 
scholar 31 Mar. 1715 and again 6 Nov. 1717. Grandson of Tho. Cartwright, 
Bishop of Chester. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1719 Sept. : priest, London, 
1720 June. Elected fellow in the room of East Barley, 29 Aug. 1720. 
Steward 1722. Praelector, Junior Dean, Catechist and Bunting Preacher, 
1723. Senior Dean 1728. Mildmay Preacher 1729. Senior Dean again in 

1731. Had several pupils soon after his election, Atherton being then the main 
tutor : and before 1732 far outstripped him, having at times two thirds of 
the whole number in College. On 14 June 1732 he was presented to Gateley, 
succeeding Tho. Atherton who had just been presented to Little Canfield : 
but (unlike Atherton) he soon left Cambridge (probably in May 1732), 
transferring his pupils to Will. Trant. He resigned Gateley before July 1733 
having obtained preferment in London (He vacated his Fellowship 13 Apr. 
1734.) He was Chaplain to the Bishop of London; and Prebendary of 
St Paul's 26 Mar. 1733 and rector of Hornsey on the same day. Had dis- 
pensation from Lambeth 4 Sept. 1735 to hold also the rectory of St Christopher- 
Je-Stock, distant five miles. Archdeacon of Colchester 1737. He died 8 Nov. 
1749 and was buried in Hornsey Church. 

Johnson, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Low Burton, " Massam " [Masham], 
Yorks. School : Bedale, under M^ Marshall. Admitted sizar under M*" Met- 
calfe 19 Feb. 171|. Age 17. 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Ordained deacon, York, 
1720 Sept. : priest 1722 May. One Tho. Johnson was master of Heskin 
[?Hesketh] School, after 1716 and before 1726, where he educated Will. 
Grimshaw (1726). 

*Harwell, Thomas : son of William : born at Chippenham, Cambs. School : 
Bury, under M'" Randall. Admitted sizar under M^ Metcalfe 22 Feb. 171|. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 171|; M.A. 1722. Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1720 June; licensed to Blunshain [? Bluntisham], Hunts. 
Elected Fellow in place of Ben. Dowse 17 Sept. 1723. Praelector, Senior 
Dean, Catechist, Bunting and Walkhampton Preachers, and Steward 1724, thus 
holding six out of the eleven Offices ! — a precedent often followed afterwards. 
Senior Dean 1729, Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1731 and 

1732. He was appointed to Fen Drayton curacy 30 Sept. 1730: and pre- 
sented to the Vicarage of Gateley (succeeding M'" Cartwright) 2 July 1733, 
with a lease of the rectory. After this he signs very irregularly, and perhaps 
lived mainly at Gateley. On 7 Feb. 17fJ he was presented to Ingoldsby, 
vacant by the death of Ralph Aynsley, and before 12 Mar. 174^ his Fellow- 
ship was declared vacant. He held the living for nearly 30 years, dying 
Dec. 1769, aged 73, but there is no evidence of his residence there, except in 
the year 1749 — in the other years the register is signed by curates. He was 
buried in Chippenham churchyard, where many others of his family were laid. 

Nightingale, Edward : son of Edward : born at Knees worth, Cambs. School : 
Ruslington (probably Wrestlingworth), under M^ Bristow. Admitted fellow- 
commoner under M'^ Barley 17 March ]7l|. Age 18. 

B.A. 1718 Mids. Admitted at Gray's Inn 5 Apr. 1720, as second son 



1715 18T 

of Edw. Nightingale : probably the grateful tenant at Kneesworth who gave 
£10 to the restoration of the Chapel in 1702. One Edw. Nightingale, Esq. was 
buried at Bassingbourne 6 July 1723 {Ely Ep. Rec. 248) — perhaps the son — 
for on 6 Nov. 1757 "M*" Nightingale" has a ''new" lease of Kneesworth. 

Williams, Henry : son of George, a very skilful surgeon : born at S*^ Neots. 
School : Merchant Taylors'. Admitted sizar under M*" Metcalfe 22 Mar. 171| 
Age 19. 

Resided under M*" Metcalfe, afterwards under M"" Dowse till June 1717 
Admitted scholar 31 Mar. 1715. 

Plasby, Edward : son of Francis : born at Leek, in the parish of Tunstall [near 
Kirkby Lonsdale]. School : Kirkby Lonsdale, under M'* Gibson. Admitted 
sizar under M' Metcalfe 30 March 1715. Age 17. 

B.A. 171f ; M.A. 1722. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716 : but there is an 
order of 13 May 1715 that "Flashy be allowed a scholar of the House from 
the date thereof." Ordained deacon, London, \^\^ March. Succeeded John 
Flashy as rector of Groton, Suffolk, 1736 Dec. Buried at Groton 27 Oct. 
1742. 

Lawton, George : son of John : born at Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs. School : 
King's Bromley, under M^ Pannel. Admitted pensioner under M'" Boldero 
20 Apr. 1715. Age 20. 
Resided till Mich. 1717. 

Glinester, Edmund : son of Edmund (deceased) : born at Royston. School : 
Chisfield p Cheshunt, Herts.], under M'" Goodwin. Admitted pensioner under 
M-" Barley 25 Apr. 1715. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1716. Migrated to Caius College after keeping four [?] 
terms, where he was admitted 11 July 1717 fellow-commoner under M'' N. 
Parham, aged 18. Admitted at the Inner Temple 27 Nov. 1716. 

Hilly ard, Laurence : son of Joseph : born at Milton, Westmoreland. Admitted 
at St John's under D^ Edmundson : at Christ's sizar under M*" Atherton 
5 May 1715. Age not given. 

B.A. 171f. Admitted 25 Mar. 1714 (Hilliards) sizar at St John's, as born 
at (H)eversham. School : Kirkby [Lonsdale], Westmoreland, under M'" Gibson. 

Squire, Edward : son of Edward : born at Hertford. School : Buntingford, under 
Mr England. Admitted sizar under M'" Barley 13 May 1715. Age 17. 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted scholar 11 Apr. 1717. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1721 June : licensed to Hertingfordbury : priest 1722 May. Rector of Swale- 
cliff, Kent 24 Nov. 1733 : patron, Earl Cowper. 

Burchett, John : son of John, armiger : born at Weybridge, Surrey. School : 
Eton, under D*" Snape. Admitted pensioner under M'" Atherton 24 May 
1715. Age 18. 

Appears only in the three quarters ending Xmas 1715-Mids''. 1716: no 
charge in any. One of these names was B.A. (Pet.) 17 If, where a Will. 
Burchett preceded him 17 If. 

Simpson, William : son of John, armiger : born at Babworth, Notts. School : 
Wakefield, under M^ Clark. Admitted pensioner under M'" Sitwell 25 May 
1715. Age 17. 

Son of John Simpson and of Eliz., daughter of Fra. Stringer of Sutton 
upon Lound, Notts. (Hunter, *S'. Yorks. 1. 184). Kept the Easter Term 1715 
and resided till at least 1717 : his ter^ps run into those of his brother John, 
admitted 1717, also under M"" Sitwell. Admitted at the Inner Temple 24 June 
1715. The father had property at Babworth and at Eckington, Derbs. Will., 



188 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

the son, had also property at Stainforth, Yorks., perhaps through his mother. 
Married Frances, daughter of Fra. Elwick, widow of John Eyre of Bramley 
Hall, by whom he had five children who all died young. Succeeded in 1729 
by his brother John (1717) (Hunter, .S'. Yorks. 1. 184). 

Pearse, Charles : son of John : born at Bolsover, Derbs. School : Mansfield, 
under D^ Mann. Admitted sizar under M^" Sit well 25 May 1715. Age 18. 

B.A. 17 If. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1719 Sept.; licensed to Appleby, Leics. : priest 1723 June; curate of 
Broughton, Leics. 

Bellis, John : second son of Robert, rector [? vicar] of Ince, Cheshire. Educated 
at home by his father. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 4 June 1715. 
Age 18 [sic]. 

B.A. 171|. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Baptised at Ince 18 Dec. 
1695. Brother of Samuel (1712) and of Robert (1721). Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, by letter dimissory from Chester, 17 If Feb. : priest 1721 June. Rector 
of Covenham St Mary, near Louth. A " mester John Bellis " buried at Ince 
17 Aug. 1721, is probably not this man but his grandfather. 

*Chaniberlaine, Edward : son of Colvye, " artis textoriae peritissimus pariter ac 
praedives": born at Mattishall, Norfolk. School: Windham [Wymondham], 
" rite admodum institutus " under M^ Sayer. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Atherton 11 June 1716. Age 17. 

B.A. 171f ; M.A. 1722. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716, i.e. earlier than 
his admission to the College! Elected Fellow 1 Nov. 1723, succeeding Dan. 
Hunt. Praelector, Junior Dean, Catechist, Bunting and Walkhampton 
Preacher and Steward 1725. After 28 Aug. 1728 he signs once only, a year 
later: on 17 May 1731 his Fellowship was declared vacant. He never had 
pupils. From Blomefield it would seem that he was rector of Crownthorpe, 
before 1730 — but I have not found his institution. He was rector of Great 
Cressingham 23 April 1730 — and of Scoulton 2 Oct. 1730 (distant six or seven 
miles). He also held the sinecure rectory of Gedney, Lines. (Blomefield, 1 . 
610, 650 : 3. 434). 

Hardy, Thomas : clerk in Holy Orders : son of Edward : born at Bai-bon, West- 
moreland. School : Kirkby Lonsdale, under M^ Firbank, so well taught that 
he was appointed head-master of Huddersfield school and held the post some 
years. Admitted sizar under M"" Atherton in July 1715. Age 28. His name 
is on the list without charge three quarters till Easter 1716 — possibly with 
the intention of taking the B.D. degree after 10 years: but apparently he 
never resided. Probably vicar of Mirfield 15 May 1716, patron. Sir John 
Armitage. 

Stephens, Thomas : 

Pupil of M'" Boldero, coming into residence Jan. 1715: lived "in the 
Master's in the Star-chamber" till Mich. 1719. On 26 Aug. 1714 it was 
agreed that he should "have M'" Standish Chamber on paying £27 for the 
Income of it." Matric'^ fellow- commoner 1715. Admitted at the Inner 
Temple 28 Nov. 1716. 

Griffith, John: 

M.A. 1722. Matric*i. at University College, Oxford 2 Dec. 1712, aged 16 ; 
son of Edward, clerk, of Aston, Salop. B.A. 171f ; M.A. (Christ's) 1722; 
D.D. 1741. Possibly rector of Longparish, alias Midleton, Hants. 1729, 
patron the Duke of Bolton {Genealogist, N.S. 7. 116). Rector of Eckington, 
Derbs. 1721-65 : and of Whiston [? Northants.] 1739-49 and again 1759-65. ' 
Prebendary of Canterbury 4 Mar. 173|, succeeding Edw. Finch— 1765. In Oct. 



1715—1716 W9 

1752 he had dispensation from Lambeth to hold with Eckington (worth £400 
a year) the rectory of Prestwich, Lanes, (also worth £400), distant 27 miles : he 
had purchased the advowson in 1744. In 1739 he purchased from the Duke 
of Norfolk the right of presentation to Whiston for 60 years : and in 1749 he 
put in Middlemore Griffith his eldest son : on whose death (1763, according to 
Scott, Johnian Admissions, p. 456) or in 1759 (as above) he reappointed him- 
self. He married a Miss — Middlemore. Died 8 Mar. 1765. Left the living 
of Whiston to his grandson John Carter. 
Glover, Daniel : son of John : born at Royston (that part which is in Herts,). 
School : Chisfield [?], under M'" Goodwin. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 

18 Feb. 17 If. Age not given. 

Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Resided till Xmas 1717. 

Crump, Nathaniel : son of Nathaniel: born in Antigua (" Antigoae apud Ameri- 
canos "). School : " Dungannensis," Ireland, under M^ Harvey : also two years 
at Trin. Coll. Dublin. Admitted (as of two years' standing) under M"" Atherton 
20 Feb. 171|. Age not given. 

Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Appears in the Study-rents for the two 
quarters ending June 1716 : but without charge : then lived " in the Master's, 
by the Parlour " till Mich. Admitted at the Middle Temple as son of Nat. 
of London 26 Jan. 17 If. Nathaniel, the father, was a barrister; member of 
the Assembly, Antigua 1699 : Speaker before 1710 : member of Council 1716 : 
Speaker of Council 1735 : married (1698) Anne White. Nathaniel was his 
youngest son; he returned to Antigua and was J. P. 3 Jan. 172f. Perhaps a 
merchant: see the will of D^ Geo. Crump: "my brother Nat. (deceased) in- 
terested him [Sam. Redhead] a 3rd part of a sloop cargo, the profitts whereof 
could not be much." Married and had a son John. Dead just before 26 Feb. 
172f. Probably connected with the Byams (see Sam. Byam 170^) as an elder 
brother was named Byam Crump — he was Governor of Guadaloupe (Oliver, 
Antigua, 1. 185). 

Weekes, Carew : son of Carew : born in London. School : Loughborough, under 
M'" Sam. Martin. Admitted sizar under M"^ Atherton 4 April 1716. Age 18. 
Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Resided till Xmas 1717. 

Carter, Rowland : son of Rowland : [birthplace and school not given]. Admitted 
sizar under M'' Atherton's *' vexillum," " non sine laude militaturus " 9 April 
1716. Age not given. 

B. A. 17|§. Admitted scholar 3 May 1716. Ordained deacon, York, 1722 
May. Ordained priest, Rochester, 1724 May: to be curate of Tudeley, near 
Tonbridge with stipend of £35. 

Wetherherd, John : son of Christopher : born at Norton, Yorks. School : Wake- 
field, under M'^ Clark. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 14 April 1716.. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 17i§. Admitted scholar 11 April 1717. Brother of Will. (1714). 
Ordained deacon, York, 1720 Dec. : priest 1722 Sept. Probably rector of 
Bolton by Bolland 1726-48, when he died. (Morant-Whitaker, 131.) 

Clapham, Anthony : son of Richard : born at Winskill in the parish of Giggles- 
wick. School : Giggleswick, under M"^ John Carr. Admitted sizar under 
M^ Atherton 14 Apr. 1716. Age 18. 

B.A. 17^ J. Admitted scholar 11 April 1717. Ordained deacon, York, 
1722 Sept. 

Threaves, — : [no more facts given by tl^ praelector. East Barley]. Admitted 

19 May 1716. 

B.A. (Ri. Threaves) 17iJ. Admitted scholar (as of Lines.) 11 April 1717. 



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Pupil of M*" Atherton : resided till Mids. 1720. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1720 June; licensed to Kirkby on Bain, Lines. : priest 1721 June; curate of 
Ingoldsby (Ri. Ward, being rector) where he signs till 1724 : Ra. Aynsley 
came in 1725 as rector. 

Pennington, John : son of Nicholas : born at Tadcaster. School : Skipton, under 
M^ Ri. Leadall. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 31 May 1716. Age 17. 

B.A. 17|J; M.A. 1733. Admitted scholar 11 April 1717. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1721 June: priest, Lincoln, 1722 Dec. Rector of Foulness, 
Essex 21 Jan. 1727-33, patron, Daniel, Earl of Nottingham. Chaplain to the 
Earl of Harborough. Rector of All Saints, Huntingdon 1733 [1] : had dis- 
pensation from Lambeth 22 Oct. 1735 to hold also the rectory of Yelling, 
distant seven miles. Death announced in Camh. Chronicle 7 Feb. 1768. 

Author: A serious call to repentance^ and other sermons, 1756. 

Keddington, Roger: son of Robert: born at Stan(e)sfield, Suffolk. School: Bury, 
under ( 1 ) M»' Randall, (2) M*" Kinsman. Admitted pensioner under M'" Atherton 
9 July 1716. Age not given. 

Admitted scholar 11 Apr. 1717. His name in Study-rents for the quarter 
ending Mich. 1716: and remains there each quarter till Mich. 1719 — always 
without charge. Many Keddingtons of Suffolk (three of them Rogers) educated 
at Bury, and several at Caius. See S.H.A.H. 

Milner, Charles : son of John : born at York. School : Bradford, under M'" Clap- 
ham. Admitted pensioner under M"" Atherton 1 Nov. 1716. Age 19. 

B.A. 172f ; M.A. 1725; M.D. 1734. Admitted scholar 21 Apr. 1718. 
Studied at Leyden 1721-5. Fellow of the College of Physicians 1754. Settled 
at Aylesford, Kent in the same year. Died there 1771 or 1772 (Munk, 1. 485). 

Butler, Benjamin : son of Joseph : born at Bradford. School : Bradford, under 
M*" Clapham. Admitted pensioner under M*' Atherton 1 Nov. 1716. Age 18. 
B.A. 172f ; M.A. 1726. Admitted scholar 21 April 1718. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1721 June : priest 1725 Sept. Curate of Woodkirk 1725 Sept. 
with stipend of £30. Head-master of Bradford school 1728-84, when he 
resigned : afternoon lecturer at Bradford parish church 1729-84. Died 1788 
{Bradford Antiquary, 1. 145: Continuation &c. 182). 

Holt, Arthur : son of Joseph : born in Virginia. School : Sedbergh, under 
M'" Saunders. Admitted first sizar, then pensioner under M^ Atherton 8 Dec. 
1716. Age 20. 

LL.B. 1723. Admitted scholar (as of Lancashire) 11 Apr. 1717. At 
Dec. 1718 he appears as M'" Holt, having apparently become a fellow-com- 
moner. Ordained deacon, York, 1718 Sept. : priest 1719 Sept. Resided till 
Mich. 1722. 

*Pinch, Edward : 

Fifth son of Daniel, second Earl of Nottingham : brother of Henry (1712). 
Admitted at Trinity : M.A (Trin.) 1718. M.P. for the University 1727, when 
he was head of the poll (Finch 221 : Hon. Tho. Townsend 198 : Hon. Dixie 
Windsor 176 — see Cooper, Annals, iv. 194). Nominated to a Finch and Baines 
Fellowship by the Earl 27 Apr. 1728, in place of D"" Hobart, deceased : held 
it till 12 Sept. 1746, when he resigned by letter to the Master. He represented 
the University in Parliament till 1768. He and his colleague T. Townsend 
first gave in 1752 the two "Members' Prizes," which still survive as an annual 
tax on their successors. He held many diplomatic posts — in Sweden, Poland, 
and in Russia. Married Eliz., daughter of Sir Tho. Palmer of Wingham. In 



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1764 he took the name Finch Hatton under the will of his aunt Eliz., daughter 
of Chris., Viscount Hatton. Died 16 May 1771. Had sons George Finch 
Hatton (1764) and John Erailius Daniel (1772). (D.N.B.) 

Wynter, John : 

M.B. 1718. Matric^. fellow-commoner 6 March 1716 (special). Pupil of 
M"^ Atherton. First appears in Study-rents Dec. 1717 and then Lady Day 
1718, both times without charge. 

Budworth, William : son of Luke, vicar of Longford, Derbs. : born at Marston, 
Derbs. School : Derby, under M"" Blackwell. Admitted sizar under M*^ Ather- 
ton 26 Feb. I7lf Age 17. 

B.A. 172f ; M.A 1726. Admitted scholar 11 Apr. 1717. Son of Louis 
Budworth B.A. (Emm.) 1691. Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1723 June: licensed 
to Barton Blount: priest 1724 Sept. One of these names (but M.A.) was 
rector of Yaverland, Isle of Wight, patron, Edw. Richards of Compton, Bucks. 
Master of Rugeley School, Staffs, and also of the Free School, Brewood ; finally 
vicar of Brewood, date not discoverable. Died 1748 (Nichols, Lit. An. 3. 337), 
but 1745 (D.N.B.) when one Ri. Fenton became vicar. According to Bp 
Hurd, his pupil, " he possessed every talent of a perfect instituter of youth 
in a degree which I believe has been rarely found in any of that profession 
since the days of Quintilian." 

Forby, Joseph : son of Thomas : born at Saham [Toney], Norfolk. School : 
Wy[mo]ndham, under M^ Sayer. Admitted pensioner under M'' Atherton 
[no date] 171|. Age 17. 

LL.B. 1722. Admitted scholar 11 Apr. 1717. Rector of Fincham, Nor- 
folk 1723-45: also of Barton St Andrew 1741-5, when he died (Blomefield, 
4. 52, 107). His son Jos. admitted 1751, born at Fincham. 

Young, Edward : son of Edward : born at Sheffield. School : Sheffield, under 
M^ Humpton. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 9 Mar. 17lf Age 17. 

B.A. 172f ; M.A. 1727. The father, Edward, was a shoemaker who lived 
1673-1758, and was buried at Dronfield. Admitted scholar 11 Apr. 1717. 
Born 23 Dec. 1699. Ordained deacon, York, 1722 Sept. Master of Bridling- 
ton school, 9 April 1723. Master of Sherburn school. Died unmarried. 

Nuttall, Joshua : son of John : born at Haslingden, Lanes. School : Burnley, 
under M"" Robertshaw. Admitted sizar under M"^ Cockshutt 25 March 1717. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 172? ; M. A. 1724. Admitted scholar 5 July 1718. Ordained deacon, 
York, 1721 June: priest, London, 172| March. 

Stackhouse, William : son of William : born at Hartlington [probably Harting- 
ton], Yorks. School : Bradford, under M^ Clapham. Admitted sizar under 
M^ Atherton 26 March 1717. Age 19. 

B.A. 172?. Admitted scholar 21 April 1718. Ordained deacon, York, 
I72f March : priest 1723 June. 

Poster, Richard : son of Robert : born at Stainforth, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M"" Joh. Carr. Admitted sizar under M"^ Atherton 26 March 1717. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 172 J. Admitted scholar 28 Jan. 17i^. Ordained deacon, York, 
1723 June: priest, Peterborough, 1725 Sept.: curate of Easton Maudit, 
Northants. 
Daniel, Thomas: son of John: vicar of Croxhall, Derbs. School: (1) Lough- 
borough, under M*" Martin : (2) under iis father at home. Admitted sizar 
under M"" Atherton 25 Apr. 1717. Age 18. 

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(1677). Ordained priest, Lichfield, 1723 June. Licensed to school of Abbots 
Bromley, Staffs. 8 Aug. 1734. P.C. of Stow, Staffs. 22 Oct. 1724. 

*Siinpson, John : son of John, armiger : born at Babworth, Notts. School : Wake- 
field, under M^ Clarke. Admitted pensioner under M^ Sitwell 20 April 1717. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 172-J; M.A. 1724. Admitted scholar 21 April 1718. Brother of 
Will. (1715) : whom see. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1724 Dec. : priest 1724 Jan. 
Elected Fellow (in place of R. Aynsley) 22 Jan. 1724. Bunting Preacher''l726. 
Praelector, Junior Dean, and Walkhampton Preacher 1727. Fellowship de- 
clared void 25 Jan. I72f "by reason of an Estate": but he signed last in 
March 172f. Clerk, of Stoke, p] Derbs. and (19 Jan. 172|) of Babworth. 
Subscribed to Sanderson's Algebra^ 1740. Married — Stringer, had a 
daughter and sole heir, Eliz. who married Sir Henry Bridgman of Great 
Lever, afterwards Lord Bradford. Died 1784 (Hunter, S. Yorks. 1. 184). 

Calthorpe, James : eldest son of Christopher, armiger : born at Ampton, Suffolk. 
School : Bishops Stortford, under D^ Tooke. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M'- Towers 8 May 1717. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1720 : name in the list without charge two quai-ters 
more. Perhaps grandson of Sir Christopher of East Barsham (1659). 

*Wlieler, Granville : son of George, eques auratus and Canon of Durham : born 
in London. School : Durham, under M'" Rymer. Admitted pensioner under 
M'" Atherton 10 May 1717. Age 16. 

B.A. 172^; M.A. 1724. F.R.S. 1728. Admitted scholar 21 Apr. 1718. 
. Kept "in the Master's, by the Parlour" till Dec. 1722. Admitted at the 
Inner Temple 5 Oct. 1724. Born May 1701, third son of Sir George (of 
Lincoln Coll., Oxford, author of a Journey into Greece: see D.N.B.) and of 
Grace, daughter of Sir Tho. Higgins of Grewel, Odiham : Sir George left £150 
in 1723 to beautify the Hall. Elected Fellow, succeeding Will. Towers, the 
Master, 25 Jan. 172|. Steward 1723. Fellowship declared vacant 18 Jan. 
172|^ on inheriting his father's estate. Ordained deacon and priest at St Mar- 
garet, Westminster 1737 Sept. Rector of Otterden Kent : he also purchased 
Otterden Place, 1727, where he carried on experiments in electricity. Rector 
of Leake, Notts. 26 Sept. 1737-70 (presented by his father-in-law). Pre- 
bendary of Southwell 11 Aug. 1753-70. Married Catherine Maria Hastings, 
daughter of Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, by whom he had sons, Theophilus 
(174 J) and Granville (1751). Augmented his father's exhibition at Wye 
College to £20 a year (Carlisle, 1. 635). Subscribed to Sanderson's Algebra, 
1740. Died 22 May 1770: buried at Otterden. His library sold 1771. 
Published his observations on electricity in Phil. Soc. Trans. 1739. 

Maddison, Thomas: son of John : born at Newcastle. School : (1) Newcastle, 
under M'" Jurin : (2) Durham, under M^ Rymer. Admitted sizar under 
M'- Atherton 10 May 1717. Age 17. 

B.A. (Peterhouse) 172?; M.A. 1724. Admitted scholar 6 Nov. 1717. 
Resided till Lady Day 1720. The father was a "merchant-adventurer" of 
Newcastle, 1656-1722 (Surtees, 2. 135). 

Haigh, Francis : son of John : born at Thurlstone, Yorks. School : Penistone, 

under M^ Ramsden. Admitted sizar under M'' Atherton 8 June 1717. Age 20. 

B.A. 172?. Admitted scholar 14 May 1719. Ordained deacon, York, 

172? March: priest 1722 Sept. Licensed to preach in Cumberworth chapel 

1728: also in Bolderston chapel 1728: curate of Midhope, later: he sent 



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pupils thence in 1743. No successor given (in Hunter's Hallamshire, 478) till 
1772 : stated {ib. 481) that he died in 1777. Samuel (1743) son of William 
and born at Thurlstone was doubtless akin, perhaps a nephew. 

Rayner, Thomas : son of John : born at Thaxted, Essex. School : Stortford, under 
D' Tooke. Admitted sizar under M' Atherton 24 June 1717. Age 18. 

B.A. 172? ; M.A. 1724. Matric^. 171|. Ordained deacon, London, 1723 
June: priest 1727 Dec. Vicar of Elsenham, Essex 22 Oct. 1731-57. Rector 
of Rayne (patron, the Earl of Essex) 1 Dec. 1741-45, when he resigned. Vicar 
of Stebbing St Mary 1748. Died 1757 (Morant, 2. 405, 416, 572). 

Beart, William : son of William : born at Bury St Edmunds. School : Botesdale, 
under M*" Maybourne. Admitted sizar under M"^ Atherton 24 June 1717. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 172?; M.A. 1724. Admitted scholar 14 May 1719. 

Bourne, Henry : son of Thomas : born at Newcastle. School : Newcastle, under 
M"" Lodge. Admitted sizar under M*" Atherton 25 June 1717. Age 21. 

B.A. 172?; M.A. 1724. Admitted scholar 14 May 1719. Son of a tailor 
at Newcastle, and apprenticed to a glazier : released from his apprenticeship 
and sent to school again : then sent on to Cambridge by help of friends 
(Brand, 1. 392) : Atherton, his tutor, was a Newcastle-man. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1720 Sept. Curate of All Saints, Newcastle 1724-33. Died 16 Feb. 
173|. Author: Antiquitates Vulgares, 1725, republished by Brand, 1777: 
Harmony and agreement of the Collects, Epistles and Gospels, 1727 : History of 
Newcastle, left unfinished at his death and published 1736 by his widow and 
children. (D.N.B.) 

Williams, John : son of John : born in London. School : Thurlow, under 

M*" Harwood. Admitted pensioner under M'" Atherton 3 July 1717. Age 21. 

In residence after Midsummer 1717. Kept "in the Master's, by the 

Parlour" Mich. 1717-Lady Day 1718. Perhaps the John Williams, of 

St Paul's, Shad well, Midds., admitted at the Inner Temple 19 Mar. 17 If. 

Hargrave, James: son of Nathaniel : born at Newcastle. School : (1) Newcastle, 
(2) Morpeth, under M'" Salkeld. Admitted pensioner under M'" Atherton 
28 Sept. 1717. Age 17. 

B.A. 1721. Admitted scholar 21 April 1718. At December 1720 he 
appears in Study-rents as M^ Hargraves [sic] and continues till Lady Day 
1725 — apparently as a fellow-commoner: he was never M.A. 

Husband, Richard: 

M.A. 1724. Admitted at St Mary Hall, Oxford, as son of John, of 
Eyton, Salop, "pleb." 4 June 1714, aged 17. B.A. (Christ Church) 1718. In- 
corporated and M.A. (Christ's) 1724. Rector of Ruddington, Salop, 1722. 
(Foster, Al. Ox. 776.) Minor Canon of Rochester 1736-69. P.O. of Stroud 
12 July 1738-47, when he resigned it. Vicar of Stockbury, Kent: which 
he resigned 10 July 1750. Vicar of Wateringbury, 27 Aug. 1750 (or 1751). 
Buried in Rochester Cathedral 26 May 1769. Probably a kinsman of Tho. 
Husband, the Fellow (1705). 

Hewett, John : 

M.A. 1724. Admitted at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, as son of J. Hewitt, 
clerk, of Wallingford, Berks., 22 Oct. 1709, aged 19. B.A. 171f. Incorporated, 
and M.A. (Christ's) 1724. Rector of H|g,rthill, Yorks. 1717, succeeding his 
father John, who became rector 1695. Died 1757, aged 68 : buried at Harthill 
(M.I.). Succeeded by his son, also John, and third rector of these names 

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194 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

who died 1811 (Hunter, S. Yorks. 1. 145). Said by Foster {Al. Ox. 700) to 
have been vicar of Broughton, Yorks. 1727 : but according to Morant-Whitaker 
(Craven, 110) a John Hewitt was vicar from 1732-41, when he died. 



Here comes another gap in the Admission books for the years 1717-18 
(praelector Henry Finch, the very juvenile Finch and Baines Fellow) and 
1718-19 (praelector, John Chester, who married Feb. 171|). The numbers in 
both years recoverable from the matriculation-register are very small : but the 
Study-rents do not add more than one or two. 



Evans, Thomas : 

Pupil of M^ Atherton. Admitted before Mids''. 1718. Matric*^. pensioner 
1718 July. Scholar 14 May 1719. Resided till Lady Day 1721. 

Okeover, Leeke : 

Pupil of M-^ Towers from Mids^. 1718 till Mich. 1719. Matric^. pensioner 1718 
July. Born 1701, son of Thomas Okeover of Okeover, sheriflf of Staffs., temp. 
Anne, by his wife Catherine, daughter and heiress of Will. Leeke, Baron of the 
Exchequer : this Thomas was first cousin of Rowland of Oldbury, admitted 
1714: belonged to Trinity College, Oxford and the Middle Temple. Leeke 
Okeover was admitted at the Middle Temple 16 Feb. 171|. He lived at 
Okeover, where he repaired and beautified the parish church — presumably in the 
taste of the time. He married Mary, daughter of John Nichols, Esq. Died 
without issue 31 Jan. 1765, aged 63. His brother William (1718) having died 
before him, the estate of Okeover passed to his distant cousin Haughton 
Farmer Okeover, of the Oldbury branch. (Glover, Derhs. 2. 64, Hunter, 
F.M.G. 1035.) 

Okeover, William : 

Second son of Thomas of Okeover and Catherine Leeke : brother of Leeke . 
(above). Pupil of M^ Towers from Mids^ 1718 to Mich. 1719. Matric^. 
pensioner 1718. Admitted at the Middle Temple with his brother 16 Feb. 
17 If. Barrister at law. Died 1748 without issue. (Glover, 2. 64.) 

Garnett, William : 

Pupil of M'" Atherton. Admitted before Mids^ 1718. Matric^. sizar 
1718 July. Admitted scholar 14 May 1719. Resided from Mids^ 1718 to 
Lady Day 1720. 

Wetherherd, Christopher : 

B.A. 172J. Pupil of M"^ Atherton. Admitted before MidsM 7 1 8. Matric<*. 
sizar 1718 July. Admitted scholar (as of Yorks.) 1 June 1720. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1722 Sept.: priest 1725 Dec: appointed curate to Spofforth 
and Wetherby Chapel, with an annual stipend of £20. Vicar of Thorp Arch, 
4 July 1728. One of these names was rector of Hal ton in Lonsdale 6 Aug. 
1747-49 (Croston-Baines, 5. 528). A Rev. M'^ Wetherherd subscribed to 
Sanderson's Algebra, 1740 (perhaps John of 1716). 

Robinson, Henry : 

B.A. 172|. Pupil of M' Atherton. Admitted before Mids"". 1718. 
Matric^. sizar 1718 July. Admitted scholar (as of Yorks.) 1 June 1720. 
Ordained deacon, York, 1723 June: priest 1725 Sept. : curate of West Dalton 
19 Sept. with stipend of £25 a year. 



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Windham, — : 

Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Towers. Resided between Mich. 
1718 and Ladj Day 1719. Did not matriculate. Possibly a son of Will. 
Windham of Felbrigg (1663). 

Wragg, Charles : 

B.A. 172|; M.A. 1726. Pupil of M"^ Atherton. Resided from Mich. 

1718 : but always without charge (though he seems not to have Uved "in the 
Master's ") till Mich. 1723, when he pays (being then D" Wragg), and till Lady 
Day 1724. Matric^. pensioner 17 If Mar. Admitted scholar 14 May 1719. 
Ordained deacon, London, 1723 June : priest 1724 June. Chaplain to the 
Earl of Kellie. Rector of Kelvedon, Essex 8 July 1731 : had dispensation 
from Lambeth to hold also the rectory of Great Hallingbury, distant 14 miles, 
24 Nov. 1737. Died 1758. 

Walker, John: 

Pupil of M"" Towers. Admitted before Xmas 1718, Came into residence 
Jan. I7lf, and continued till Mids^. 1724, taking no degree. Matric*^. pen- 
sioner 17 If Mar. [A John Walker, of Jesus, LL.B. 1726.] One of these names 
ordained priest, Lichfield, 1727 Sept. Presented to Crich, Derbs. 16 Sept. 1731. 

♦Trant, William : 

B.A. 172f ; M. A. 1726. Pupil of M^ Towers from Easter 1719. Matric«». 
sizar 171f. Admitted scholar (as of Westmoreland) 14 May 1719. Elected 
Fellow, in place of J. Cockshutt, 26 Apr. 1726. Ordained priest, Lincoln, 

11726 Sept. Praelector, Junior Dean, Catechist and Steward 1729. Knap well 
Preacher 1731. Senior Dean 1733. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay 
Preacher 1735 and 1736. Senior Dean 1737. Succeeded Cartwright as Tutor 
(having more than two-thirds of the students) 1732-1740 — in the later years 
the students were more evenly divided. Senior Proctor 1735. Had a lease of 
the tithes of Hapton 1733. Vicar of Foxton 19 July 1 734. Vicar of Caldecot 
(succeeding T. Sitwell) 9 June 1737. Rector of Anstye 25 Nov. 1740 (suc- 
ceeding T. Sherwill). Vacated his fellowship 5 Dec. 1741. Married Catherine, 
daughter of George and Dorothy Smith : his son Edmund (1767) was Fellow 
1773 : his daughter Emma was mother of Will. Spry (Fellow 1804). Died at 
Anstye, after 44 years' tenure, 3 Jan. 1784, aged 82. 

Cottingham, Squire : 

■ B.A. 1723. Pupil of M'^ Hutton. Came into residence Easter 1719. 

Matric^i. sizar 17 If. Admitted scholar 14 May 1719. 

Fenwick, Richard : 

Pupil of M"" Atherton. Admitted before Mids^ 1719. Matric<^. sizar 

1719 July. Perhaps son of Ri. Fenwick (1681). Buried at Great St Andrew's 
11 Mar. 17if. 

Stokoe, Alexander : 

Pupil of M"- Atherton. Admitted before Mids^ 1719. Matric^. sizar 

J1719 July. 
Scholar (as of Northumberland), 1 June 1720. Seems to have resided 
continuously (without taking any degree) till Mids^". 1726. One of these 
names, of Haydon Bridge, was master of Hexham School 1 723-1 7fJ. Curate 
of St John, Lee, near Hexham 1734. Died 1766. (Bateson, Northumb^., 3. 
224, 4. 131.) 

Walmesley, Richard : • 

B.A. 172|. Pupil of M"^ Cockshutt. Admitted before Mich. 1719. 
Matric^^ sizar 1720 April. Admitted scholar 14 May 1719. Probably fifth 

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196 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

son of Ri. Walmesley of Sholey [or Showley], Lanes, and of Jane Houghton of 
Park Hill (Hall, so Abrams), Lancaster. In Holy Orders. Died at Ormskirk 
1735. (Abrams' Blackburn, 459 : Whitaker, 2. 404.) Another of the same 
names, son of Ri. Walmesley, of Bashall, Coldcotes and Eaves Hall ; died 
1767, aged 60 {ih. 405). 

Jenison, Ralph : 

Pupil of M'" Hut ton. Matric*^. fellow-commoner 17 If Mar. Resided between 
Mich. 1719 and Mich. 1720. Probably born 1696 : son of Rob. Jenison (or 
Jennison) of Elswick, Newcastle and of Mary Savile of Lupset, Yorks. Of 
Elswick and of Walworth, Durham. Married Susan Allen of the Flatts, 
Chester-le-Street. M.P. for Newport, Isle of Wight : and for Northumber- 
land 1722, 1727, and 1734. Master of the Buckhounds to George III. Died 
1759. 

Heywood, Wilmot : 

B.A. 172| ; M.A. 1726. Pupil of M"- Atherton : began to reside at Mich. 
1719 : probably admitted earlier. Admitted scholar 28 Jan. 17|^J. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1724 Sept. : priest 1726 Dec. : curate of Godmanchester. 
One of these names held the cure of Ladbrooke, Warw. 18 Feb. 173J : if the 
same, he returned to the Lincoln diocese and was instituted to Paxton, Hunts. 
4 June 1745. 

Hunt, Brian : 

Admitted at Corpus 1704 (of Kent). B.A. (Corpus) 1722. Perhaps he is 
the Brian Hunt who went out as a minister to Barbados 16 Mar. 17JJ 
(Fothergill, p. 35) : why he transferred himself to Christ's is not clear : on 
8 May 1722 he received £20 bounty as an emigrant minister to Virginia (ift.) 



Here the Admissions recommence, with the year 1719—20: praelector, 
The. Sitwell. 



Torkington, Laurence : son of James, armiger : born at Stukeley, Hunts. 
School not given. Admitted at St John's, then at Christ's as fellow-commoner 
under M*" Dowse 17 Oct. 1719, Age not given. 

Admitted pensioner at St John's under M"" Foulkes 6 Oct. 1711, aged 17. 
School, Lavenham, Suffolk under M"" Drift. He had the undivided care of 
M'- Dowse from Mich. 1719 to Mich. 1723. Possibly he returned to St John's 
and was the LL.B. of 1725 : there is no admission which corresponds as to date 
with that degree. He can hardly be the Laur. Torkington who was rector of 
Shottesbrook, Berks., and was buried 172| (Genealogist, 7. 14). 

North, Richard [should be Robert] : father not given : born at Scarborough. 
School not given. Admitted pensioner under M^" Hutton (date not given) 
1719. Age not given. 

Rob. North was matric^. 1720 April: and admitted scholar 1 June 1720. 
He kept over the ante-chapel, as pupil (1) of M"" Hutton, (2) of M^ Cartwright, 
till Mich. 1722, possibly longer— his name is in the list till Mich. 1724 (no 
charge) when he disappears. 

Wills, Edward : eldest son of Edward, eques auratus : born in Middlesex. 
School not given. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Sitwell 9 Feb. 17i§. 
Age not given. 



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Resided from Easter 1720 to Easter 1723. Admitted at the Middle 
Temple 27 June 1717. Probably son of Sir Edw. Wills of Ongar St Martin, 
who in 1699 married Ann, daughter of Sir Tho. Cuddon of St Lawrence, 
Jewry — he being 50 and she 18 : he died before 1717. 

Wills, Thomas: son of Edward, eques auratus: born in London. School not 
given. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'' Sitwell 13 Feb. 17^^. Age not 
given. 

Brother of Edward. Resided from Easter 1720 to Easter 1723. Admitted 
at the Middle Temple 7 Oct. 1719. 

Davis, Stapleton : son of John : born at Montserrat [" apud Americanos "]. 
School : Westminster, under D*" Friend. Admitted first at Clare Hall : then 

^at Christ's pensioner under M'' Atherton 29 Feb. 17f J. Age 22. 
B.A. 172 J. Became fellow-commoner after Mich. 1720, and resided till 
Mich. 1722. Incorporated at Oxford 1723. Ordained priest at Lincoln 
(Buckden) 172|- March. Had £20 bounty on going out 12 Nov. 1729 to the 
Leeward Islands as " emigrant minister " (Fothergill, 23). Patrick Blake, Esq. 
of St Christopher's in his will dated 5 Mar. 174f left £30 a year for life to his 
nephew, the Rev. M'" Stapleton Davis, of St Christopher's (Oliver, Antigua, 
1. 52). 

EUershaw, John : son of Richard : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, 

under M^" Carr. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 26 March 1720. Age 19. 

B.A. 1724 Mids. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. Ri. EUershaw, the 

father, was vicar of Giggleswick. John was vicar of Ubbeston St Peter, 

Suffolk, 1748. Died 1760 (Davy). 

Ashurst, Edward: grandson of Sir William, of Middlesex. School not given. 
Admitted at Corpus : then at Christ's as fellow-commoner under M'^ Cock- 
shutt sometime in 1720. Age not given. 

His name on the list of M*" Cockshutt's pupils till Lady Day 1721 : but 
without charge. Probably he did not reside. 

Wilkinson, William : son of John : born at Newcastle. School : Newcastle, 
under M'" Lodge. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 11 April 1720. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 172f ; M.A. 1727. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. Ordained deacon 
(as scholar of Christ's) Rochester (at request of Bp. of Durham) 1723 Dec. 
Curate of St Andrew, Newcastle 1724-39 : of St Nicholas 1739-56. Chaplain 
of Newcastle Gaol 1756-63. A bedesman of St Thomas's Hospital 1763 [?]- 
1780, when he died. (Brand, 1. 318.) 

Adam (Adams), Thomas : [father not given] : of Yorkshire. School : Wake- 
field, under M^ Clark. Admitted sizar under M"" Hutton 14 April 1720. 
Age "about" 17 [he was really 19— born 25 Feb. 170f]. 

Admitted scholar (Adam) 8 May 1721. Resided till Lady Day 1722. 
Admitted at Hart Hall, Oxford 2 July 1722. B.A. there 172|. Son of 
Henry Adam, town clerk of Leeds, and Eliz. Blythman. Educated first at 
Leeds under Tho. Barnard. Presented to Winteringham, Lines. 1724, and 
instituted as soon as he was of sufficient age. Held the living for 58 years, 
dying there 31 Mar. 1784, aged 83. One of the earliest leaders of the 
"Evangelical revival" (see Overton, p. 83). Author: Practical lessons on 
the Church Catechism, Evangelical Sermons, Paraphrase and Annotations on 
the Epistle to the Romans. From his Posthumous Works (1786) a selection 
called Private thoughts on Religion has been printed separately : and by this 
he is best known. (D.N.B.) 



198 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

*Monoux, Lewis : son of Lewis, armiger : born at Sandy, Beds. School : 
Stortford, under D* Tooke. Admitted pensioner under M' Atherton 27 Apr. 
1720. Age 16. 

B.A. 172f ; M.A. 1727. Admitted scholar 1 June 1720. Son of Lewis 
(1666) of Sandy (son of Sir Humphry (1617) first Baronet, of Wotton) by his 
wife Lucy, daughter of Sir Philip Wodehouse. Elected Fellow (in place of 
Granville Wheler) 22 Jan. 172|^. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1728 June: 
priest, September. Praelector (and a most careless one — he left out half the 
entries), Junior Dean, Catechist, Bunting Preacher and Steward 1728. 
Fellowship declared vacant 31 Dec. 1730. Rector of Sandy, Beds. Chaplain 
to the Bishop of Llandaff. Had dispensation from Lambeth 21 June 1743 to 
hold also the rectory of Tempsford, distant two miles. Prebendary of Lincoln 
(Clifton) 21 Oct. 1755. Married a Miss Edwards of Bedford, by whom he 
had a son Philip (1752), who by a curious history became seventh (and last) 
baronet. 

Anesley, Mark: son of William, armiger: born at Gallowhill, Northumb*^. 
School : Morpeth, under M^ Carey. Admitted pensioner under his uncle 
M*' Anesley 9 May 1720. Age not given. 

Admitted scholar (Ansley) 8 May 1721. Perhaps he shared his uncle's 
room: as he does not appear in the Study-rents till Mich. 1722 when he is 
found as a fellow-commoner " in the Star Chamber " — till Mids^ 1723. He ran 
through his patrimony: in 1750 "High and Low Gallowhill, Foumertlaw, and 
the colliery and limestone quarry on the estate were sold to M'' Cook of 
Thockerington under a decree of the Court of Chancery for the payment of 
the debts of Mark Aynsley Esq., deceased." (Hodgson, Northumberland ii. 
1. 343.) 

*]V[abell, William : son of John : born at Newcastle. School : Newcastle, under 
W Lodge. Admitted sizar under M^' Atherton 11 May 1720. Age 17. 

B.A. 172f ; M.A. 1727. Ordained deacon, Rochester (for Durham), 1725 
Dec. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. Resided till Mich. 1728 : although on 
20 Jan. 172|^ he received a lease of the tithes of Hapton for seven years with 
" additional covenants " (he not being a Fellow) viz. " that he resides upon the 
Place and serves the Cure in Person, or that he shall appoint a Curate who 
shall be approved by the Ordinary and the College, and that during this term 
he shall not accept of any Preferment or Cure beyond the distance of 5 miles." 
Apparently he had a curate. On 17 Oct. 1727 he was appointed Rhetorick 
Lecturer: but there is no evidence that he resided. In 1733 Atherton's 
Northumberland fellowship was vacant and on 8 June 1733 Mabell was 
elected Fellow, but not admitted till August 9 — an indication that he was not 
in residence. He signs only thrice as a Fellow. On 8 May 1735 "the 
Master declared M*" Mabell's Fellowship void — he not being a Priest as the 
Statutes prescribe." Against this sentence M^ Mabell appealed on May 22 to 
D"^ Andrew Snape, Provost of King's and Visitor, the Master being Yice- 
Chancellor for the year. On 12 Sept. in the same j^ear "M"^ Thomas 
acquainted the Master that he had received a letter from M*" Mabell's brother 
informing them that he was dead." 

Dalton, D' Arcy : son of D'Arcy, rector of Cold Aston, Yorks. School : Beighton, 
Derbs., under M"" Drake. Admitted pensioner under M'" Hutton 7 June 1720. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 1724. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721, as of Lines.; probably he was 
born at Binbrooke of which his father (adm'*. 1688) was vicar from 1699 to 



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about 1704. He resided till Lady Day 1726. His younger brother, Charles, 
admitted 1730. 

EUyson, Thomas: son of Thomas (rector of Ashton, Cheshire): born at Pul- 
fordram [? Pulford], Cheshire. School not given. Admitted sizar under 
M'" Atherton 10 June 1720. Age, about 19. 

LL.B. 1725. Admitted scholar (Ellison) 8 May 1721. 

♦Neville (Nevile), William : son of Robert, clerk : born at Newton, Bucks. 
School : Northampton, under M^ Styles. Admitted sizar under M"" Atherton 
14 June 1720. Age 19. 

B.A. 172j; M.A. 1727; incorporated Oxford 1728. Admitted scholar 
8 May 1721. Elected Fellow, succeeding Tho. Husband 27 Apr. 1724. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1725 March; also priest. Praelector, Junior 
Dean, Walkhanipton Preacher, and Steward, 1726. Bunting Preacher 1727. 
Knapwell Preacher 1728. Senior Dean 1732. Senior Greek Lecturer and 
Mildmay Preacher 1733, 1734. Senior Dean 1736. Taxor in the University 
1728. Scrutator 1737. Had a few pupils from 1737. Presented by the 
Crown to the vicarage of Astwood, Bucks., on the decease of his father 
Robert, by dispensation from Lambeth 8 Aug. 1726 : his successor was not 
appointed till 1752 (Lipscombe, 4. 6) : but it is quite clear that he resided 
at Cambridge till 12 March 1742 when he resigned his Fellowship. He 
was appointed curate of Fen Drayton 2 July 1733, and held the curacy 
till he left Cambridge for Astwood. Cole mentions him as "a large, raw- 
boned jolly man who loved good eating and drinking : I think had the living 
of Astwood in Bucks, and died a young man, of no very good character" : as 
Cole is wide of the mark as to his age when he died (if he died in 1752), we 
may hope he was also as to his character. 

Byam, William : son of William : born at Antegoa [Antigua]. School : West- 
minster, under D'^ Friend. Admitted pensioner under M"" Atherton 21 June 
1720. Age 17. 

B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar (as of Middlesex) 8 May 1721. Admitted 
at Gray's Inn 20 Aug. 1 722 as from " Christ Church," Cambridge. He returned 
to Antigua and died there childless. According to Oliver's History of Antigua 
which gives very careful pedigrees there was a second Will. Byam at Christ's 
at this time : the son of Edward Byam and Lydia Martin, brother of Francis 
(1726) and half-brother of Edward (1708). He may have been admitted in 
one of the missing years, 1717-19, and never matriculated: but I do not 
find him in the Study-rents and I suspect that for once the History is wrong. 
This Will, was of Byams, Antigua and of West borne House, Paddington, 
Midds. : a Colonel in the army and a Member of the Council of Antigua. 
He married Anne, daughter of Col. John Gunthorpe of Antigua : died at 
Barbuda 26 Sept. 1755 and was buried at Antigua {Hist 1. 98). A son 
Samuel was fellow-commoner of Sidney 1760. 

Carter, Samuel : [father not given] : born at Naseby, Northants. School : 
Monkwearmouth, under M'" Simcoe. Admitted sizar under M^' Atherton 22 June 
1720. Age not given. 

Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. Resided till Mich. 1723, when he migrated 
(I suppose) to Trinity and was there B^. 172f ; M.A. 1730. One Sam. 
Carter, "late of Christ's," was ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1734 Dec. and 
licensed to Winnington, Beds. : priest 1736 Sept. 



200 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Umfreville, Charles : son of D^ William, clerk : born in London. School : 
Newcastle, under M"* Lodge. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 2 July 
1720. Age 20. 

LL.B. 1726. Admitted scholar (Middlesex) 8 May 1721. Son of Will. 
Umfreville, D.D. (16^|^) whom see. Ordained deacon while still an under- 
graduate, London, 1723 Sept. : priest 1724 Sept. Licensed to officiate as 
curate of Charleton (or elsewhere in the diocese of Rochester) 10 Oct. 1724 : 
with stipend of £30. Vicar of Bradfield, Essex. Had dispehsation 14 April 
1729 to hold also the vicarage of Acton, SuflPolk, distant 18 miles. Held it 
till 1774, when, I suppose, he died. 

Hutchinson, Edward : [father not given] : born at Clipston, Northants. 
School not given. Admitted sizar under M*' Atherton 7 July 1720. Age 
not given. 

Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. Resided till Mich. 1723. Probably father 
of Thomas (1755) who was born at Clipston. 

Games, William Langhome: no facts. Admitted 19 July 1720. 

He was a fellow-commoner, pupil of M^' Atherton : and resided till Lady 
Day 1722. One of these names was lord of the manor of Hampstead, and 
died 1732 {Gent. Mag.). 

Clennell, Thomas : [father not given] : of Clennell, Northumberland. School : 
Alnwick, under M*^ Walton. Admitted pensioner under M'" Atherton 12 Sept. 
1720. Age 19. 

Resided till Mids. 1722. Clennel is near Harbottle, which the family 
seem to have owned. Perhaps the Tho. Clennell who died at Lilburn, 
Northumberland 1763 {Gent. Mag.). 

Preston, John : [father not given] : of Yorks. School : Giggleswick. Admitted 
sizar under M^ Atherton 29 Oct. 1720. Age not given. 

B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1725 Sept.: licensed to Drayton Parslow, Bucks. : priest 1730 May. Pre- 
sented to Bow Brickhill, Bucks. 7 June 1742 in trust for the nephew of the 
patron : resigned Oct. 1744. 

Barlow, Thomas : son of John, clerk : born at Marwood, Lanes. School not 
given. Admitted sizar under M'' Cockshutt 31 Oct. 1720. Age not given. 

B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. I think that Marwood is a 
miscopying by a careless Praelector of Harwood. John Barlow, born at 
Harwood near Blackburn and educated at Glasgow was incumbent of Colne, 
Lanes. 1709-1727, when he died on April 9 : and his son Thomas was 
presented to the living, but survived his father only three weeks : he was 
buried at Colne 5 May 1727. (Whitaker, Whalley, 2. 249.) Perhaps he is 
the Tho. Barlow who was curate of Radcliffe, Manchester on 25 Nov. 1726. 
{Lives of Fellows and of the College of Manchester ^ ii. 224.) 

Walton, John : [father not given] : of Northumberland. School : Alnwick. 
Admitted sizar under M"" Atherton 1720. Age not given. 

Admitted scholar (as of Westmoreland) 8 May 1721. Resided till Mich. 
1722. 

*Law, Edmund : 

Son of Edm. Law, clerk and curate of Staveley for 49 years : born at Cart- 

mell in Furness : educated there by M'' Roskell and at Kendall by M'" Towers. 

Admitted sizar at St John's under D^ Edmundson 6 Apr. 1720 : aged about 17. 

B.A. (St John's) I72f ; M.A. (Christ's) 1727; D.D. (Christ's) 1749. Or- 



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dained deacon, Lincoln, 1726 June; licensed to St Mary, Retford: priest, 
1727 Sept. Elected Fellow, in place of M' Edwards, 14 Jan. 172f Prae- 
lector. Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting and Walkhampton Preacher, and 
Steward 1730. Senior Dean 1734. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay 
Preacher 1737. Was appointed Hebrew Lecturer (not an annual appointment) 
14 Nov. 1727. Ceased to sign after May 1730. Presented by the University 
to Greystoke, Cumberland 1737 — but owing to a dispute as to the title, not 
instituted till 1 June 1739 : in 1739 he left Cambridge. While resident he 
took pupils 1729-39, but Cartwright (and afterwards Trant) had many more: 
also he was one of the four editors of Stephens' Thesaurus. Resigned his 
Fellowship 14 June 1740 and on June 24 married Mary Christian of Unerigg. 
Rector of Salkeld and Archdeacon of Carlisle 21 Apr. 1743-56. Master of 
Peterhouse (by the support of Bp. Keene, later Master) 1756-1787. In 1756, 
E. Pyle wrote {Memoirs of a Royal Chaplain, page 280) that Law had "quite 
won the heart of the Duke of Newcastle by the last Cambridge Address... and 
the Duke has assured him of his Majesty's favour in a very handsome letter 
which I have seen.... So D^ Law will be L. Marg. Professor." Such were 
the ways of the time. But Prof. D^ Newcome had nine years more of it. 
Knightbridge Professor 1764-9. Prebendary of Lichfield (Sandiacre) and 
Archdeacon of Staftbrd 1763-69 (collated by Bp. Cornwallis, his old pupil) : 
of Lincoln 1764 and of Durham 1767. Bishop of CarHsle 24 Feb. 176|, 
retaining the Mastership (he resided at Cambridge in term time and at Rose 
Castle in the Long Vacation) — also the rectory of Greystoke but he resigned 
everything else. Died at Rose Castle 14 Aug. 1787 : buried in Carlisle 
Cathedral (M.L). Of his four sons, John was admitted 1762, afterwards 
Fellow, and Bishop of Clonfert and of Elphin. The appreciation of him by 
Paley, which is well known, is printed in the Johnian Adm^. Book, p. 332, by 
R. F. Scott. It dwells on his cheerfulness, gentleness (to a fault when found 
in a Bishop), candour and love of liberty. *'He was zealously attached to 
religious liberty, because he thought that it leads to truth ; but from his heart 
he loved peace." He valued his Bishopric chiefly as a proof that in England 
" decent freedom of enquiry was not discouraged." A full list of his works is 
given by R. F. Scott (supra). His book Considerations of the State of the 
World with regard to the Theory of Religion, published 1745, works out the 
view that revelation is progressive — so much being given at each time as men 
are able to receive. When a Bishop in 1774 he boldly supported the attempt 
to abolish, or relax subscription to the formularies of the church : first started 
by Archdeacon Blackburne, two years earlier : Law both preached at St 
Mary's "a noble sermon," and also published a pamphlet Considerations on 
the Propriety of requiring subscription to Articles of Faith, which gave rise to 
some controversy. His last publication was his edition of John Locke's works 
in three volumes. (Baker-Mayor, Hist, of St John's: D.N.B. : St John's 
Admission Book {ut supra).) 

Wadesworth, Charles: 

B.A. 172i; M.A. (Clare where he was a Fellow) 1728. Admitted (Wads- 
worth) at St John's 29 Nov. 1720, aged 19, son of Nat. Wadsworth, clerk, 
born at Brooke, Norwich. When he migrated to Christ's does not apptear : 
he is not in the Study-rents. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1725 June ; licensed 
to Howe where his father was rector: priest, York, 1726 Sept. : curate of 
Kirk Smeaton, with a stipend of ,£30 a year. Rector of Sizeland, Norfolk 
10 May 1728-33 ; also of Howe 15 Jan. 172|. Rector of Yelverton 20 Nov. 
1733 : of Little Poringland 22 July 1734. Held these last three livings till 
1767. His son, Geo. Rob. Wadsworth, admitted at Caius 174|. (See Scott, 
Johnian Adm^'. Book, p. 336.) • 



202 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Dowthwaite, Joseph : 

Appears in the Scholars' Book 8 May 1721, as admitted a Westmoreland 
scholar. He is not in the College Admission book, nor (so far as I have seen) 
in the University Matriculation-register. He appears in Studj^-rents from 
Mich. 1720 to Mich. 1723, but may not have resided all the time. He was 
ordained as "literatus e Coll. Xt'" at York, deacon 1721 June; priest 1723 
June. Rector of Feliskirk near Thirsk 27 Apr. 1739 — sent by the Arch- 
bishop : seems to have held it till 1765. A family of the name at Westholme, 
Durham is given by Surtees (4. 421) but the pedigree stops too early. 

Skerratt, John : 

M.A. 1727. Matric^. at Brasenose, Oxford 16 Apr. 1709, aged 17— son 
of Edw. of Newall, Cheshire, pleb. B.A. 1712. Incorporated, and M.A. 
(Christ's) 1727. Vicar of Kingston by Taunton, Somerset 1716. Rector of 
Brereton, Chesh. 1731. Vicar of Biddulph, Staffs. 1733 (Al Ox. 1361). 

Thorpe, Thomas : 

M.A. 1727. Son of Stephen of Collumpton, Devon; matric*^ at Exeter, 
Oxford 28 Mar. 1713, aged 19. B.A., not given in Foster AL Ox. 1483. 
Incorpd. and M.A. (Christ's) 1727. 

Pell, William: son of John: born at Scottlethorp [? Skellingthorpe], Lines. School : 
not given. Admitted pensioner under M'^ Atherton 25 Jan. 172 J. Age 18. 
B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. 

Lutton, Ralph : son of Thomas : born at York. School : Wakefield, under 
M"^ Clark. Admitted pensioner under M^ Hutton 25 Feb. 172f. Age not 
given. 

Born 23 Oct. 1701, at Knapton, York, son of Thomas Lutton (advocate 
in the Spiritual Court at York ; buried at St Maurice 1719) and of Arabella 
Thynne of Egham, Surrey. Resided till Xmas 1722. Admitted at Lincoln's 
Inn 3 Apr. 1721. Married Constance, daughter of Sir Francis Boyton, by 
whom he had a son Ralph and three daughters (Hunter, F.M.G. 950). He 
was probably grandson of Phil. Lutton (163 J) whose father was a Ralph. 

Birch, William : son of Thomas : born at Goodhurst p Goudhurst], Kent. School : 
not given. Admitted sizar under M"" Atherton 27 Mar. 1721. Age 18. 

B.A. (Byrch) 172|. Admitted scholar (Birch) 8 May 1721. Ordained 
deacon (Byrch), Rochester, 1726 Sept. : licensed to Addington. Minister of 
St Mary, Dover (6^en^. Mag. 112. 48). Rector of Mongeham, Kent. Married 
Jane, daughter of Will. Dejovas, by whom he had a son Will. Dejovas Byrch, 
B.A. 1750 and Fellow of Sidney {Arch. Cant. 15. 358). Died at Bath 24 June 
1756 {Gent. Mag. p. 314). 

Kentish, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Baldock, Herts. School : Bunning- 
for [Buntingford], under M"" England. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 
1 May 1721. Age 16. 

M.B. 1726. His father was Sheriff of Hunts. 1723. Admitted scholar 
8 May 1721. Resided till Mich. 1726. {Gent. Mag. 1787, p. 1126.) 

Garforth, William : [father not given] : of Yorks. School : not given. Admitted 
sizar under M^ Wilkinson 5 May 1721. Age 18. 

B.A. 172|^. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721 (apparently as a Bunting 
Exhibitioner) again 13 Nov. 1723 (but not in the list of scholars by counties). 



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Vicar of Helpstone 1731-4. Vicar of Wiggenhall St Mary, Norfolk 1733-56 
(Blomefield, 4. 760). Rector of Bacton, Norfolk 1744-55 {ib. 4. 52). A Rev. 
M«- Garforth died at York 1761 (Gent. Mag. p. 94). 

Currer, Major: [father not given] : born at Langber [Langbar], Yorks. School : 
not given. Admitted pensioner under M'' Wilkinson 5 May 1721. Age 19. 
B. A. 172|. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 

1726 Sept. : licensed to Helpstone : priest November : and vicar of Helpstone. 
Buried there 1731 (Sweeting, Peterborough Churches^ 93). 

Currer, Josias : [father not given] : born at Langber [Langbar], Yorks. School : 
not given. Admitted pensioner under M"" Wilkinson 5 May 1721. Age 18. 
B.A. 1724: M.A. 1736. Brother of Major. Admitted scholar 8 May 1721. 
Ordained deacon, Ely, 172| Feb. : priest 1725 Sept. Vicar of Stapleforth 
[? Stapleford, Cambs.] 29 June 1736. Vicar of Meldreth 3 March \1^. 

Mercator, Robert : son of Daniel : of Notts. School : not given. Admitted 
first at Oxford, then sizar under M^' Atherton 20 May 1721. Age 20. 

B.A. 172|. Matric^. at Lincoln College 26 Feb. 17 If as son of Daniel of 
Bl3^th, Notts., aged 17. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1723 Sept. ; licensed to 
Skidbrook, Lines. 

Bellis, Robert : third son of Robert, clerk : born at Ince, Cheshire. Educated 
by his father. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 2 June 1721. Age 20. 

LL.B. 1726. Baptised at Ince 1 Jan. 170J where his father was vicar. 
Brother of Samuel (1712) and John (1715). Perhaps curate of Ash ton. Lanes, 
on 25 Nov. 1726 {Fellows of the Manchester College^ ii. 224). 

Hind, Liptrot : son of William : born at Ince, Cheshire. Educated there [perhaps 
by M'^ Bellis]. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 2 June 1721. Age 15. 
B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 1 June 1722. 

Slade, John : [father not given] : born at Mickle Straford [?], Cheshire. School : 
not given. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 2 June 1721. Age 18. 

B.A. 1724; M.A. 1728. Admitted scholar 13 Nov. 1723. Ordained 
deacon, Chester, 1725 June : licensed to cure of Cheddington ['? Cheddleton] 
Chapel, Staffs. 3 Feb. 172f : priest, Lichfield, 1727 Sept. Vicar of Biddulph, 
Staffs. 8 Oct. 1732, patron, Sir Tho. Gresley. Perhaps Master of Dilhorne 
School before 1734 and down to 1754: translator of Musaeus, London 1753, 
4*«: and Master of Bosworth School before 1758 and in 1764. Died 1787 
(J.E.B.M.). His son Tho. admitted 1764. 

Handley, William : son of William : bom at Wimbolds Traford, Cheshire. 
School : not given. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 2 June 1721. Age 16. 
LL.B. 1726. 

Allen, William : son of Francis : born at Alderwas [? Alrewas near Eccleshall], 
Staffs. School : not given. Admitted pensioner under M^" Cartwright 7 June 
1721. Age not given. 

B.A. 172|; M.A. 1736. Admitted scholar 1 June 1722 (of Staffs.). Or- 
dained deacon (as of Christ's — no degree), Lichfield, 1724 Sept. : priest, Lincoln, 

1727 Sept. : curate of Kegworth. Perhaps curate of Navenby 1734-8. One 
Will. Allen, B.A., was rector of Farley-Chamberlayne, Hants. 27 June 1729. 

Chester, John : son of Thomas : born in London. School : Eton. Admitted 
pensioner under M'" Atherton 10 June 1721. Age 18. 

Admitted scholar 1 June 1722. Resided till Mids"". 1723. Admitted at 
the Inner Temple, as son of Tho. Chester of Covent Garden, merchant, 
12 Feb. 172|. * 



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Cowling (CoUings), Peter: [father not given]: of Yorks. School: Skipton. 
Admitted sizar under M^' Atherton 1 July 1721. Age not given. 

B.A. (Cowling — so also at matriculation — carelessly copied into the Ad- 
mission-book as Collings) 172|. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1725 May ; licensed 
to King's Ripton, Hunts.: priest 1727 May: curate of Hamerton, Hunts. 
Three generations of Peter Cowlings buried (with M.I.) in Fen Stanton church : 
the first being Peter Cowling, gent., who died 8 Dec. 1786, aged 56. 

Holmes, Henry : [father not given]. School : Skipton. Admitted sizar under 
M'" Atherton 1 July 1721. Age not given. 

B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar (Yorks.) 1 July 1722. 

Loraine, Richard: son of Sir William, Bart., of Kirkharle, Northumberland. 
School: not given. Admitted fellow-commoner under M^' Aynsley 3 July 1721. 
Age not given. 

Kept "in the Master's, over the Parler" till Lady Day 1724. Third son 
of Sir Will. Loraine of Kirkharle, the "great planter." Admitted at the 
Middle Temple 30 May 1724. "A proper handsome man, of good sense and 
behaviour" (M.L). Unmarried. Died suddenly of apoplexy while walking 
in a Held near London 26 Oct. 1738, aged 37 — in his father's life-time. 

Peirse, William : [father not given] : born at Hutton Bonville, Yorks. School : 
Wakefield. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Hutton 10 Oct. 1721. Age 
not given. 

Resided from Easter 1722 to Mids'". 1723. Thomas Peirse of Thimbleby, 
younger son of Richard of Hutton Bonville, married in 1700 Anne, daughter 
of Sir Richard Hustler of Acklam. His eldest son, William, succeeded to 
Hutton Bonville, married and left a daughter Mary who married the Rev. 
Edw. Stillingfleet. His younger brother Richard (who died 1759) succeeded 
to Thimbleby and Hutton Bonville (Burke, Landed Gentry). 

*Staniforth, William : [father and birthplace not given]. School : Rotherham. 
Admitted sizar under M*" Atherton 9 Nov. 1721. Age 19. 

B.A. I72f ; M.A. 1730. Admitted scholar (Yorks.) 13 Nov. 1723. Or- 
dained deacoD, Lincoln, 1726 Sept. ; licensed to Godmanchester : priest 1727 
May : curate of Huntingdon. Elected Fellow, succeeding M*" Cartwright 
13 April 1734. Praelector, Junior Dean, Catechist, Bunting and Walkhamp- 
ton Preacher, and Steward 1735. Buried at Great St Andrew's 12 Aug. 1738. 
M^ Staniforth, " late Fellow of Christ's College " appears among the subscribers 
to Sanderson's Algebra in 1740. On 21 May 1741 £35 was paid to M*" Day 
by the College, as due to him from M"" Staniforth, when Steward. 

Stillington, Joseph: [father and birthplace not given]. School: Wakefield. 
Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Hutton 7 Dec. 1721. Age not given. 

Resided from Easter 1722 to Mids^ 1723. Admitted at the Middle Temple 
21 Nov. 1719 as only son of Tho. Stillington of Kelfield, Yorks. (admitted at 
Christ's 1681). 

**Rooke, George Henry : 

Born 3 Aug. 1702, son of Will., attorney, of Carlisle. School : Westminster. 

Admitted pensioner at Trinity 1721, scholar 1722: B.A. (Trin.) 172|; 
M.A. (Christ's) 1728 ; D.D. 1745 : migrated to Christ's 13 Jan. 172f Elected 
Fellow, in place of Matt. Hutton, 3 June 1727. Took a few pupils (mostly 
fellow-commoners) from 1729 onwards. Praelector, Junior Dean and Cate- 
chist, Bunting and Walkhampton Preacher, and Steward 1731. Knapwell 
Preacher 1733. Senior Dean 1739. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay 



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Preacher 1740. Licensed to Great Eversden 18 Sept. 1732. Vicar of Little 
Abington 6 Apr. 1736 : but resigned before June 1737. Vicar of Foxton 
7 Mar. 173|^. Had a lease of Hapton tithes for three years, Mich. 1739. 
Rector of Hadstock, Essex, 1740. Proctor 1741-2. From 1742 to 1744 he 
signs rarel}^ and perhaps resided at Hadstock. On 1 March 1744 D'" Towers 
the Master died, and Rooke was elected his successor : each was a Whig ; but 
the first was quite free from self-seeking : the College was prevailingly Whig 
in the first half of the century : the election of D^ Thomas in 1754 marks the 
turn of the tide. D*" Rooke was V.C. 1745-6. As such he presented the address 
to the King on the suppression of the Jacobite rebellion, including " the ad- 
mirable conduct and heroick bravery" of the Duke of Cumberland. He was 
" one of the most managing persons among the Heads " (Cole). He had sup- 
ported the Duke of Newcastle in the contest for the High Stewardship in 1737 : 
and supported him again when he succeeded the Duke of Somerset in 1748 as 
Chancellor of the University. He wrote one of the ofiicial poems on the death 
of George I and accession of George II. On 30 April 1747 he had a dispensa- 
tion from Lambeth to hold the rectory of Great Horkesley (near Colchester) 
as well as Hadstock, distant 25 miles. On 1 June 1749 he became Prebendary 
of Lincoln: and on 23 Nov. 1751 Prebendary of Bristol, on the presentation 
of Lord Chancellor Hard wick " to whose brother he had offered an Honorary 
Fellowship " (? but so Cole). He spent much money on the Lodge, into which 
lodgers were no longer received, as in the days of Cudworth and Covel, and 
(to a less degree) of Towers. Even Cole allowed that " he fitted up the Lodge 
in elegant and good taste " : he persuaded the Fellows to let him have the old 
"Parlour" to be (as it has ever since been) the Master's dining room. He 
never married. He died, suddenly, in College 7 Feb. 1754, aged 51 : and was 
buried at Hadstock. He incurred the special hatred of Cole, whose description 
of him as " universally disesteemed by all sorts of people and all sorts of 
parties" is vigorous : "he had tlie usual concomitants of hautiness, meanness 
and servility to an expressible degree, being the most abject slave and fawning 
sycophant that I ever saw," "from his first admission an abject and servile 
flatter of young noblemen and fellow commoners." Cole's account probably 
needs to be discounted : the last part may mean little more than that his 
pupils were drawn from this class. But it is probable that he was " unamiable 
and of rough manners" (Welch, Al. Westmonasterienses). He was certainly 
unpopular in the University : for the numerous attacks on him in the 
Capitade and in other pamphlets, see my History of Chrisfs College^ and 
Wordsworth, Univ. Life in the ISth Century. When V.C. he proposed to the 
Senate to employ the surplus of money raised to suppress the rebellion of 1745 
for some purpose which the Senate rejected, and (according to Cole) rejected 
all other graces during his term of office. For the Orders and Regnlations 
for the government of the University sent down by the Chancellor in 1750, 
at the instigation as was supposed of D^' Rooke, D^ Keene of Peterhouse, and 
D'" Chapman (admitted here 1734, afterwards Master of Magdalene), and for 
the tumult caused by them see Wordsworth, ih. 64-77. Though unwisely con- 
ceived they must be regarded as an attempt at reform which was really needed. 
Rooke should also be credited with the introduction of "examinations" — 
probably slight enough, and soon becoming a dead letter — which occur first in 
the orders made in his Mastership : probably he brought the idea from Trinity 
where Bentley had introduced them. According to E. Pyle {Memoirs of a 
Royal Chaplain^ p. 158) — a well-informed man — D'" Rooke made so much 
interest for the Divinity Professorship, vacant 1748 that Green of St John's 
who was actually elected could not promise enough without " making interest 
above to get a promise made to Rook that pleased him as well as the 
Professorship, for which he is not %j." 



206 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Umfreville, Gilbert : 

Pupil of M^ Atherton. Matric^l pensioner 1721. Admitted scholar (Essex) 

I June 1722. Began to reside Mich. 1721. Resided till Mich. 1723. Probably 
akin to Charles (1720) but not a brother : he was of Middlesex. 

Briggs, John: son of William: born at Tadcaster, Yorks. School: Kirkby 
Lonsdale, under M'" Pooley. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 17 Feb. 172|. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 13 Nov. 1723. Ordained deacon, York, 
[date not found]; licensed to Ardingfleet p] 1728: priest 1730 Aug. 

Gibbs, William : son of Thomas : born at Ludlow, Salop. School : Whitchurch, 
under M'' Hughes. Admitted sizar under M"^ Cartwright 23 Mar. 172i. Age 19. 
B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 8 Nov. 1722. Ordained deacon, Hereford, 
1726 Sept. Licensed to cure of Battlefield, Salop 15 July 1730. Rector of 
Baxterley, Warw. 28 Feb. 173|, presented by Job. Hall: gone before Mar. 173|. 
One of these names rector of Congeston, Leics. 1740: patron, Anne Palmer: 
died 10 July 1757, aged 56 : his wife, Anne, died 1744. One of these names, 
emigrant minister to New England, received the £20 bounty for the voyage 

II Oct. 1744 (Fothergill, 29). 

Vevers, Williams : son of Richard : born at Barwick in Elmet, Yorks. School : 
Penison [Penistone], under M^ Ramsden. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 
24 Mar. I72i. Age not given. 

B.A. 172|; M.A. 1729. Admitted scholar 13 Nov. 1723. Ordained priest, 
York, 1728 July : curate of Skelbrooke. Licensed to St James's Chapel in 
the parish of Sandal Magna 1728. 

? Yicar of Scholes, Wakefield, died 1745 {Gent, Mag.). 

Tayler, Jeremy : son of Jeremy : [birthplace not given]. School : King's College 
School, Cambridge. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 28 May 1722. Age 
not given. 

Admitted scholar (Hunts.) 1 June 1722. His name appears in the Study- 
rents till Mids. 1725 — always without charge. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1729 
Sept. : licensed to Firsby, Lines. : priest 1748 June. Instituted to Easton, 
Herts. 19 Sept. 1749. 

Cookson, John : son of James : [birthplace not given]. School : Giggleswick, 
" probe edoctus," under M'' Carr. Admitted sizar under M'' Atherton 29 June 
1722. Age 22. 

M.B. 1727. Admitted scholar (Yorks.) 13 Nov. 1723. Resided till Lady 
Day 1728. Probably one of the Cooksons of Settle. John Cookson, M.D., 
died at Wakefield 1779, aged 79 {Gent. Mag. p. 271). 

* Jebb, John : 

Admitted pensioner at St John's 19 June 1722, son of Sam. Jebb, maltster, 
of Mansfield, Notts. : educated there under M^ Hucklebridge. B.A. (Joh.) 
I72f ; M.A. (Christ's) 1729. Migrated to Christ's in hope of a Fellowship 
(R. F. Scott): he appears in residence in the Mich. Term 1728. He was 
admitted Fellow (succeeding M^" Simpson) 12 Feb. 172| " upon a Devolution" 
[because the Society could not agree : there is an appeal from Tho. Alderson 
(1725 — whom see) dated 8 Feb.] on the appointment of D'" Frankland V.C. 
with D""^ Bentley and Ashton as assessors. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1728 July : 
licensed to Sandy : priest 1730 Aug. In 1728 applied to be placed on the list 
of the King's " modern scholars," as understanding French and something of 
Italian, and desiring a secretaryship at home or abroad (Wordsworth, Sclwl. 
Acad. 149 n.). He seems to have resided till June 1730 : afterwards he signs 
only on 2 July 1733 : and on 13 April 1734 — perhaps because of his marriage 



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to Anne, daughter of David Gansel of Donnyland Hall, Colchester — his Fellow- 
ship was declared vacant. His son John of Peterhouse, well known as a 
University reformer was born early in 1736, in London, where his father may 
have been then domiciled. Chaplain in Ireland about this time to the Duke 
of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant. Treasurer of Ch. Ch. Dublin 5 Apr. 1740. 
Prebendary of Ossory Cathedral 1736-40. Dean of Cashel 22 June 1769, till 
death. For some time rector of St Thomas in the East, Dublin. Resided in 
his later years at Egham : it is recorded that "at 76 he is as active and 
vigorous as most men of 40, and more robust (for such is his make) than most 
men." Died 6 Feb. 1787, aged 82 — buried at Ashford (Lysons, Midd. Parishes). 
(See R. F. Scott in Johnian Adrri^. Book Part iii. 350.) He was a friend of 
David Hartley the philosopher. 

Donnison, James : son of William : born at Gatesyde [Gateshead], Durham. 
School : Sedbergh, under D"^ Sanders. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 
4 Feb. 172|. Age 18. 

Admitted scholar 13 Nov. 1723. Resided till Mich. 1724. 

♦Philpot, Richard : son of Richard : born at Oakham, Ruts. School : Oakham, 
under M^' Wright. Admitted sizar under M'' Atherton 26 June 1723. Age 17. 
B.A. 172^; M.A. 1730. Admitted scholar 13 Nov. 1723. Library keeper. 
Elected Fellow, succeeding M^ Raye 25 May 1729. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1730 May : priest in September. Praelector, Junior Dean, Catechist, Bunting 
and Walkhampton Preacher and Steward 1732. Presented to the vicarage of 
Helpstone, succeeding M"^ Garforth 19 April 1734. Knapwell Preacher 1734. 
Resigned Helpstone before May 1735, when Will. Paley, father of the Arch- 
deacon, began his long incumbency. Lived in College and signed for the last 
time (in a firmer hand than was his wont) 26 Oct. 1737. Died before 23 Jan. 
173|. 

Jackson, Robert : [father and birthplace not given]. School : Leeds, under 
M"" Barnard. Admitted pensioner under M^ Atherton 1 July 1723. Age not 
given. 

I think he never resided. One of these names B.A. (Clare Hall) 172|. 

Loraine, Charles : second son of Sir William, Bart., of Kirkharle, Northumb^. 
School not given. Admitted pensioner under M'' Wilkinson 4 July 1723. 
Age 18. 

LL.B. 1728. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. He kept with his brother 
Richard, afterwards alone, "over the parler, in the Master's": but as a 
pupil, throughout, of M^ Cartwright not of M^ Wilkinson. Resided till Mids'^. 
1728. Married (1) probably in the same year, Mary, daughter of Ra. Lambton 
of Lambton Hall, by whom he had one daughter, who died young. Sheriff 
for Northumberland 1743. Owing to the death of his elder brother Richard 
(1721) in 1738 he succeeded to the title 22 Jan. 174| on the death of his 
father Sir William, aged 84. In 1748 he married (2) Dorothy, daughter of 
Ra. Mylott of Whitehill, Durham, by whom he had sons, William, the fourth 
Baronet (1767), Charles (1767) and Lambton (1769). Devoted himself to 
county business and sports. Died 29 Apr. 1755 and buried at Kirkharle. 

Barwell, Simon : [no facts]. Admitted pensioner under M^' Atherton [no date] 
1723. Resided till Mids^ 1724. Probably a great grandson of Edward 
(1595) the rector of Kegworth (1610-39), who had a grandson Simon, born 
1662, "bred to the law and settled in Leicester" : perhaps the Simon Barwell 
who had a lease of Diseworth 29 May W 19 for 21 years, fine ^519. IQs, Od, 



208 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Otway, Thomas: son of James: born at Middleton, Westmoreland. School: 
Sedbergh, under D»" Saunders. Admitted sizar under M»' Cartwright 10 Oct. 

1723. Age not given. 

B.A. 172| ; M.A. 1731. Admitted scholar 29 Apr. 1724. I cannot con- 
nect him with the elder Otways of the College : who all derived from the 
Middleton house. Rector of St Augustine, Norwich, 1730 : and minor Canon 
of the Cathedral. Died 31 July 1732, aged 28. M.L in Blomefield, 2. 504. 

Weller, John Badger : son of Alexander : born in London. School : Felstead, 
under M'" Hutchin. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Atherton 15 Mar. 172|. 
Age 16. 

M.B. 1729. Admitted scholar 2 July 1725. 

Gough, Thomas : son of Edward : born at Eyton, Salop. School : Shrewsbury, 
under M^ Owen. Admitted sizar under M^ Cartwright 18 Apr. 1724. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 2 July 1725. Ordained priest, Hereford, 
1729 Oct. 

Applin, William. : son of Richard : born at Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset. School : 
not given. Admitted sizar under M"^ Atherton 29 June 1724. Age 19. 
B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 2 July 1725. 

**Thomas, Hugh : [father not given] : born at Landshipping, Pembroke. School : 
Pembroke, under M"^ Rice Evans. Admitted sizar under M*" Cartwright 2 July 

1724. Age 17. 

B.A. 172|; M.A. 1731 ; D.D. 1753. Perhaps akin to our Will. Thomas 
who collected the College tithes at Manorbier, near Pembroke. Admitted 
scholar 2 July 1725. Elected Fellow in place of M'' Monoux 4 Jan. 173f. 
Ordained deacon, Ely, 1 730 Aug. : priest, Lincoln, 1731 June. Praelector, Junior 
Dean, Catechist, Bunting and Walkhampton Preacher, and Steward 1733. 
Knapwell preacher 1735. Senior Dean 1740. Senior Greek Lecturer and 
Mildmay Preacher 1741 and 1742. University Taxor 1736-7. Scrutator 
1743-4. Took pupils from 1738-45, together with M'' Makin : but the whole 
number was not great. In 1740 had a lease of the Manor and rectory of 
Gateley, which he held till 1750. During 1745 and 1746 he signs irregularly : 
in October 1747 for the last time : in that year he was presented by the 
Chapter of Southwell to the vicarage of Rolleston, Notts, but not instituted 
till 20 Sept. 1749 : by College Order 28 July 1749 he was to hold Gateley as 
well as Rolleston if the Bishop consented : apparently the Bishop did not : 
Thomas resigned Gateley the next year. On 30 Sept. 1748 he became Arch- 
deacon of Nottingham, and Prebendar}'^ of Southwell 29 June 1749. On 
30 Oct. 1749 he resigned his Fellowship having had "a full year's possession 
of the Archdeaconry." He held a Prebend at York from Dec. 1749 to July 
1750. In 1750 he became Chancellor of York, and rector of Wheldrake, 
Yorks. (worth .£140) : he was chaplain to the Archbishop, and had dispensa- 
tion 23 Nov. 1751 to hold also the rectory of Etton, distant 16 miles, worth 
£130. When D*^ Rooke died suddenly Thomas was recalled to Cambridge to 
be Master of the College : and held the Mastership from 18 Feb. I75f for 
26 years. In 1754 he was Vice-Chancellor : and was again elected in 1777 
when he was more than 70 years old : he declined to serve on the ground of 
health, and was excused by grace from payment of a mulct of £100. On 
2 Dec. his successor was appointed. He became Dean of Ely 15 July 1758, 
and is generally referred to for the next 22 years as " Dean Thomas." I think 
that he held all these preferments, but one, till his death in 1780 : even Cole, 
who liked both the man and his politics (opposed to the Whiggery of his two 



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predecessors) thought it remarkable : "he lives snugly and handsomelj' and 
has provided money for a growing family." Cole says that he declined the 
Bishopric of Carlisle in 1769 when Edra. Law of Christ's was appointed — 
Gray, writing to Mason 29 Dec. 1768, says that he had been appointed: a 
further story that Law persuaded Thomas to refuse it, in order that he might 
have it himself, seems to rest on the constant statement of M'* Thomas : 
Cole (who did not love Law) does not seem to have believed it : and says 
that the Archbishop Cornwallis (also of Christ's) recommended both. He 
married (1) Miss Metcalfe, daughter of the rector of Toft: she was buried 
there 17 June 1754 — and two children in 1756 and 1758; (2) Miss Grigson 
of Pembrokeshire. He died at the Lodge, rather suddenly, 11 July 1780 — 
and was buried privately in the centre of the ante-chapel, in the evening, six 
Fellows bearing the pall (Cole). In Cole's words, he was " always esteemed a 
very worthy man " : and he clearly was popular with all men. He certainly 
did not encourage reform in the College : but acquiesced in it when urged by 
the young Fellows, Will. Paley and John Law. 

Dawson, Ambrose: son of William: born at Settle. School: Giggleswick, 
under M^ Carr. Admitted pensioner under M*" Atherton 4 July 1724. Age 
not given. 

M.B. 1730; M.D. 1735. Admitted scholar 2 July 1725. Son of Will. 
(169 J) of Langcliff, Settle, the friend of Sir Isaac Newton, and of Jane, 
daughter of Ambrose Pudsey of Bolton Hall. Practised at Grosvenor Square, 
London. F.R.C.P. 1737 : Censor 1740; and thrice again : Elect 9 Apr. 1750 : 
Consiliarius 1755-7, and 1759. Physician to St George's Hospital 1745-60. 
In 1776 he left London and took up his residence at Langcliflf Hall. But the 
climate of the country did not suit him ; and he removed to Liverpool. Died 
there after a short illness 23 Dec. 1794: buried at Bolton. Author: Thoughts 
on Hydrocephalus Internus, 1778 : Observations on Hydatids in the Heads of 
Cattle, 1778. (Munk, 2. 134.) 

Weller, Francis : son of Francis : born at Donnington, Sussex. School : Ton- 
bridge, under M^' Spenceley [Spencer : see Johnian AdmP'. Book^ passiiri]. 
Admitted pensioner under M'" Atherton 30 Oct. 1724. Age 18. 

B.A. 172|; M.A. 1734. Admitted scholar 19 Nov. 1725. Resided till 
Sept. 1733 — perhaps later. Ordained priest, Ely, 1734 Dec. Vicar of 
Hellingly, Sussex 1734. Buried there Feb. 1741. 

Ward, William : son of William, LL.D., of Yorks. School : Eton, under D'' Bland. 
Admitted pensioner under M^ Atherton 9 Feb. 172|. Age 16. 

M.A. {com. reg.) 1728. Second son of D^ Will. Ward, Chancellor of the 
diocese of York, and of Barbara Mott of Withersfield. Admitted at the 
Middle Temple 7 July 1726. Married Arminia Cartwright of Aynhoe, 
Northants. Died without issue 1739, aged 32. (Hunter, F.M.G. 648.) 

Bainbrig, Christopher : [father not given] : born at Biggings, Westmoreland. 
School : Kirkby Stephen, under M"" Pooley. Admitted sizar under M^ Cart- 
wright 16 Feb. 1724. Age 22. 

LL.B. 1730. Admitted scholar 2 July 1725. Resided till June 1730, 
though ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1727 Dec. and licensed to Holywell with 
Needingworth, near St Ives : priest 1730 May, at the request of the Bishop of 
Peterborough. 

*Alderson, Thomas : [father not given] : born at Bainbrige ['?], Yorks. School : 
Sedbergh, under D^ Sanders. Admitted sizar under M^ Cartwright 26 Feb. 
172|. Age 20. • 

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210 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

M.A. (com. reg.) 1728 : why, I cannot understand : unless interest was 
made in his favour in view of the following matter. Early in 1729 M^ Simp- 
son's fellowship was declared vacant, the Master and five Fellows wished to 
elect Alderson : there being no majority the appointment went to the Visitor, 
who on 8 Feb. 172| appointed John Jebb formerly of St John's (whom see). 
On 5 Feb. Alderson petitioned the Visitor, while his decision was still pend- 
ing, on the ground that Jebb had no "natural claim." (He had migrated as 
a B.A. from St John's before the end of 1728, doubtless on the motion of some 
of the Fellows in order to keep Alderson out of a Fellowship.) He com- 
plained that he had been injured in the estimation of the Society by divers 
slanderous reports. His petition was supported by the Master, by Cartwright 
(his tutor) and by Wilkinson, Harwell, Neville and Trant : the opponents 
must have been Atherton, E-aye, Sitwell, Chamberlayne, Monoux, Edm. Law 
and G. H. Rooke. As above mentioned Jebb was appointed by the Visitor, 
Frankland, V.C., with Bentley and Ash ton as assessors. It is odd that Neville, 
under whom Jebb had been entered, supported Alderson. Still more odd is 
the fact that Alderson never took the ordinary B.A. degree but was admitted 
M.A. in 1728 (as mentioned above), half a year before the election, though 
neither by birth nor by merit could he have any claim to it. In the Study- 
rents he appears as late as Sept. 1731 as a pupil of Cartwright. Alderson 
purged his character to the Society, for in 1731 when Wilkinson died, he was 
elected Fellow 17 Nov. 1731 and was admitted 26 Nov., a fact which implies 
that he was not in residence. In 1732 he resided. In 173f (10 July) he was 
instituted vicar of Burgh Wallis, near Doncaster : which he held till his death, 
1754 : he was buried there, Dec. 20. (Hunter, S. Forks. 2. 486.) 

Wood, Richard : son of Richard ; born at Askrigg, Yorks. School : Sedbergh, 

under D^ Saunders. Admitted sizar under M*" Cartwright 5 Mar. 1724. 

Age 19. ^ 

B.A. 172f. Admitted scholar (Richmond) 2 July 1725. Ordained 

deacon, Lincoln, 1729 June; licensed to Holbeach, Lines. 

Hall, William : [no facts given]. Admitted fellow-commoner under M' Atherton 
15 Mar. 172|. Came into residence Mich. 1725 and remained till Mids. 1729. 

Shepherd, Benjamin: son of John: born at Hill upon Coat [?], Salop. 
School : Masinridware [Mavesyn Ridware], under M^' Stephenson. Admitted 
pensioner under M"" Atherton 25 May 1725. Age 18. 

B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Ordained deacon, Hereford, 
1729 Oct. : priest 1731 Aug. 

Jackson, Thomas : son of Adam : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, 
under M'" Carr. Admitted sizar under M^' Atherton 12 June 1725. Age 22. 
Took no degree : according to the Study -rents he resided till Mids. ^728 : 
but in the York Register he appears as a literate of Christ's College, ordained 
deacon and licensed to curacy of Kirkly [sic] July 1727: priest 1731 July. 
Master of Drax School, near Selby 12 July 1728. Vicar of Prestwick near 
Hedon 1730-40, when he resigned. Perhaps rector of Kirkby Underdale, 
Yorks. 18 Jan. 1739. Vicar of Burstwick 1758-84, when he died. (Poulson, 
Holderness, 2. 185, 360.) ^ 

Prince, Samuel : son of Samuel : born at Leeds. School : Leeds, under M'' Barnard. 
Admitted sizar under M'' Atherton 28 June 1725. Age 19. 

B.A. 172|. Admitted scholar 2 July 1725. Ordained deacon, Ely, by 
letters dimissory from York 1731 Dec. : priest, Lincoln, 1733 May : vicar of 
St James, Great Grimsbv 1733-50. 



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Abernethy, John : son of John [birthplace crossed out]. School : Westminster, 
under D' Friend. Admitted pensioner under M»" Atherton 1 July 1725. 
Age 18. 

LL.B. 1730. Admitted scholar (Cumberland) 4 May 1727: resided till 
Mids. 1732. ? Grandfather of D' John Abernethy. 

Parkin, Jonathan : [father not given] : born at Penistone, Yorks. School : Peni- 
stone, under M' Ramsden. Admitted sizar under M'" Atherton 2 July 1725. 
Resided till Dec. 1730. Possibly minister of Denby near Penistone, later 
than 1751 but no exact date found (Hunter, aS'. Yorks. 2. 353). 

Hesketh, Robert : son of Samuel : born at Bretherton, Lanes. School : Heskin, 
under M^ Johnson. Admitted sizar under M^ Cartwright 7 July 1725. 
Age 20. 

Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Resided till Lady Day 1728 : name on 
the list, without charge, one quarter more. In 1726 he was a member of the 
" Cambridge Youths" — a society for ringing changes on Great St Mary's bells. 
(Cooper, Ann. 4. 185.) 

Story, George : son of Ralph : born at Abberwick, Northumb'^. : M.A. of 
Edinburgh. Admitted sizar under M'" Atherton 5 Oct. 1725. Age 22. 

Resided till Mids'. 1726. Perhaps Geo. Story, nephew of George of 
Bishop Wearmouth, Esq. Admitted at Gray's Inn 16 Dec. 1725. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1726 June : licensed to Southoe and Hailweston, Hunts., 
later at Shillington, Herts. (Rev. L. H. Postgate, vicar). Vicar of Lanercost 
Priory near Carlisle, from about 1728 : held it for 37 years, and died 1765, 
aged 63 : M.I. in south wall of church : which was rebuilt by his exertions 
after it had fallen down. Erected in 1761 a memorial on the north wall to 
the founder Robert de Yallibus (Yaux) lord of Gilsland. (R. E. K. Rigbye, 
Esq.) 

Dodgson, Samuel : son of John : born at York. School : Leeds, under M*" Barnard. 
Admitted sizar under M'" Atherton 8 March 172|. Age 19. 

B.A. 17f^; M.A. 1734. Admitted scholar 28 May 1729. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1731 July: priest 1733 Aug. Probably vicar of Calverley, 
Yorks. 5 Apr. 1742 : which he held till 1747. 



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Watkinson, Peter : son of Peter : born at Bolton, Yorks. School : Skipton, 

I under M'" Leadall. Admitted sizar under M'' Atherton 18 Mar. 172f . Age 20 
1 Admitted scholar 28 May 1729. Baptised at Bolton Abbey 23 Feb. 170f 

Buried at Great St Andrew's 7 Aus:. 1729. 



"Turner, Laurence : son of Thomas : born at Eaton, Lanes. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale. Admitted sizar under M*" Cartwright 19 Mar. 172|. Age 17. 

B.A. 17f^. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Library keeper 24 May 
1729, resigning his scholarship. Resided till his death from small pox : buried 
at Great St Andrew's 24 Jan. 173 J. 

Grimshaw, William : son of William : born at Brindle, Lanes. School : Heskin, 
under M*' Johnson. Admitted sizar under M'" Cartwright 2 Apr. 1726. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 17|^. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Educated (1) at Brindle, 
(2) at Heskin, under M^ Tho. Johnson {% 1714) — see autobiography in James, 
Bradford (continuation) 287. Resided till Lady Day 1731, when he was 
ordained and licensed to Rochdale, and then to Todmorden, where he remained 
till 1742, married and lost his wife, and went through a spiritual conversion, 
out of which he came a pronounced Evangelical. On 16 May 1742 he became 
perpetual curate of Haworth, and worked there in a most earnest and eccentric 

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212 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

way for twenty years. His activity was endless : like Wesley he preached out- 
side his own parish in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire : at 
home he got the Haworth races abolished, drove his parishioners to church (with 
a horse-whip, according to legend) and emptied the public houses on Sundays. 
Yet he lived at peace with all, and though called to account for supposed 
irregularity in preaching by the Archbishop, was suffered to go his own way. 
Intimate with the Wesleys, Whitefield and Henry Venn. Died 7 Apr. 1763, 
of a putrid fever caught in visiting a parishioner : buried at Luddenden, near 
Haworth. (D.N.B. : Overton, Evang. Revival^ 60.) 

Brunton, John : son of William : born at Monkton, Durham. School : Sedbergh, 
under D^ Saunders. Admitted sizar under M'' Cartwright 6 April 1726. 
Age 22. 

B.A. 17|^. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Chaplain of Newcastle Gaol. 
Perpetual curate of St John's, Newcastle. Died 17 March 1780 (Brand, 
Newcastle^ 1. 120). One of the same names was curate of Birtley in the 
parish of Chollerton 1751-4 (Hodgson, 4. 360). 

Borrow, Curwen: son of Joshua: born at Hutton, Cumberland. School.: 
Kirk by Lonsdale. Admitted sizar under M*" Cartwright 16 Apr. 1726. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 17f^. Joshua, the father, was curate of Aldingham in Furness in 
1695. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Ordained deacon, Carlisle, 1730 July : 
priest 1737 Sept. 

Gray, John : son of William : born at Burton, Yorks. School : Morland [between 
Penrith and Appleby], under M"" Thompson. Admitted sizar under M^ Cart- 
wright 27 May 1726. Age 21. 

B.A. 17|g; M.A. 1737. Ordained deacon, York, 1730 Aug. ? Vicar of 
Steyning, Suss. 1749-57. One Rev. M^ Gray, curate of Swillington, Yorks., 
died 1768. {Gent. Mag. 447.) Might be LL.B. (Pet.) 1744. 

Geere, Diones : son of Diones : born at Rottingdean. Suss. School : Battle, 
under M*" Sorsbie. Admitted sizar under M*" Atherton 2 June 1726. Age 18. 
B.A. 17f J; M.A. 1746. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Ordained deacon, 
Chichester, 1731 June: priest, Ely, 1732 Dec, by letters dimissory from 
Chichester. Rector of South Heighton, Sussex, with Tarring-Neville 1738. 
Chaplain to Lord Rutherford. Had dispensation from Lambeth to hold with 
these the rectory of Pett, distant about 25 miles. 

Topham, Edward: son of Joshua: born at Selby, Yorks. School: York, 
under M"^ Herbert. Admitted sizar under M' Atherton 4 June 1726. Age 17. 
Resided till Mids*". 1728 : then migrated to Trinity College : B.A. (there) 
17|^; M.A. 1733. Fellow of Trinity. 

Stoddart, Charles : son of Charles : born at Bambrough, Northumb*^. School : 
Morpeth. Admitted sizar under M*" Atherton 4 May 1726. Age 19. 

B.A. 17|J ; M.A. 1733. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Second of the name, 
elder son of Cha. Stoddart (1690), vicar of Chillingham : brother of Robert 
(1730). Vicar of Chollerton, Northumb^. 1733: and held it for 57 yeary. 
Also rector of Whatton, 1748-60 when he resigned (Hodgson, ii. i. 376). 
Also vicar of Brampton, Cumberland, 1773 (Whellan, 650). Married Ann, 
daughter of Ralph Bates of Halliwell. Died 1790. His son, Charles, ad- 
mitted 1758: grandson, Charles 1790. 

Byam, Francis : son of Edward : born at Antigua. School : Westminster, under 
D'" Friend. Admitted pensioner under M*" Atherton 18 June 1726. Age 
about 18. 



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Born 1709, younger son of Edward, Governor of the Leeward Islands, and 
of Lydia Martin. Resided till Mids*". 1728 : then migrated to Trinity College : 
admitted 3 July 1728. B.A. (there) 17|^; M.A. 173-3. Fellow of Trinity. 
Married Jane, daughter of Col. Edw. Warner of Eltham, Kent. Went out to 
Antigua 1 Sept. 1733, with the usual £20 bounty as "emigrant minister" 
(Fothergill, p. 18). Rector of St John's, Antigua. Member of the Council. 
Died 1757. (Oliver, Hist, of Antigua, 1. 96-101.) 

Smelt, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Stockton, Durham. School : Kirk- 
leatham, under M'" Clarke. Admitted pensioner under M"" Atherton 24 June 
1726. Age 20. 

M.B. 1731. Resided till Mids^ 1732. Probably a grandson of one of the 
Smelts of Kirkby Fleetham— Thomas (1663) or Leonard or John (1674). 

Every, Henry : son of Simon : born at Navenby, Lines. School : Repton, under 
M^ Fletcher. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Atherton 30 June 1726. Age 18. 
Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Resided till Christmas 1728 : elder 
brother of John (below) and of Simon (1730) : sons of Sir Simon (1680), Fellow 
1687-1704 and then rector of Navenby, by his wife Mary Clarke of Somerby. 
Married 1 July 1741 a daughter of Henry Ibbetson of Yorkshire. Of Eggin- 
ton, Derbs. High Sheriff for Derbs. 1749. Succeeded his father Sir Simon 
in the title 175 J. Died without issue 1755 : succeeded by his brother John. 

Every, John : son of Simon : born at Navenby, Lines. School : Repton, under 
M*" Fletcher. Admitted pensioner under M^ Atherton 30 June 1726. Age 17. 
B.A. 17|g; M.A. 1733. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Resided till 
Mich. 1731.' When Tho. Robinson was elected Fellow 27 May 1731, Every 
appealed to D^' Mawson, V.C., who on August 10 rejected the appeal, D^ Col- 
batch, one of the assessors, dissenting : the decision (but not the ground of the 
appeal) is given in the Master's Book of Statutes, page 93. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 173|, and licensed to assist his father at Navenby : priest 1733 Dec. 
Vicar of Bracebridge, Lincoln 1737. Rector of Waddington, Lines, of which 
his father purchased the advowson, in 1741. Succeeded to the title on the 
death of his brother Sir Henry in 1755. In or before 1756 he sold the 
advowson of Waddington to Lincoln College. Died without issue 1779, when 
(all his brothers being dead) the title passed to his distant cousin, Edward. 
He wrote a curious letter in 1753 to announce the death of his father, Sir 
Simon, the rector of Navenby. Apparently he regarded D^ Rooke (then 
Master) as specially hostile to his election. He concludes his letter to "its 
present Head, whose inimitable Behaviour in all its circumstances, as it cannot 
easily be forgotten so is most heartily forgiven by their once unworthy member, 
John Every." A copy (still preserved) of the letter is endorsed "sent to 
D^ Rooke, Master of Christ Coll. a fawning hipocritical Rascal " ! 

Callcott, Francis: son of John: bom at Shrewsbury. School: Shrewsbury, 
under M"^ Owen. Admitted sizar under M"^ Cartwright 17 Oct. 1726. Age 17. 
B.A. 173?. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. 

, Blackboum, Thomas : son of Francis : born at Richmond. School : Sedbergh, 
under D^ Saunders. Admitted pensioner under M'' Cartwright 15 Mar. I72f. 
Age 19. 

Second son of Francis Blackboum, alderman : and brother of Archdeacon 
Fra. Blackboum of Cleveland. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Kept " in the 
Master's over the Parler." Died of small pox : buried at Great St Andrew's 
29 Nov. 1728. 



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*Makin, Thomas : son of Henry : born at Rattlesden, Suffolk. School : Laven- 
ham, under M'" Brownsmith. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 21 Mar. 
172«. Age 16. 

B.A. 173^; M.A. 1734: incorporated Oxford 1741. Admitted scholar 
4 May 1727. Elected Fellow (succeeding John Jebb) 13 Apr. 1734. Prae- 
lector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting and Walkhampton Preacher 
1736. Senior Dean 1741. Mildmay Preacher 1743. Appointed Hebrew 
Lecturer 9 Dec. 1740. Presented to Caldecot, succeeding Will. Trant 8 Apr. 
1741 : but seems to have continued in residence, as he (together with Hugh 
Thomas) had more than half of the men as pupils in the thin years 1740-3. 
Died, apparently suddenly, before the end of 1743. 

*Robinson, Thomas : son of Philip : born at Middleton, Essex. School : Bury, 
under M'" Kinsman. Admitted at Emmanuel under M^ Arnald 1726, at 
Christ's sizar under M'" Atherton 21 Mar. 172|^. Age 21. 

B.A. 17|§ ; M.A. 1733. Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Elected Fellow 
(succeeding Edw. Chamberlayne) 27 May 1731 : John Every (see page 213) 
appealed unsuccessfully against the election, apparently on the ground that 
Robinson was not a scholar, but a Plume Exhibitioner: D"^ Mawson, V.C., 
supported by D*" Ashton upheld the election : D^ Colbatch dissented : he was 
admitted 5 June. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Walkhampton 
Preacher, and Steward 1734. Knapwell Preacher 1736. Signs for the last 
time 18 Dec. 1738. Dead before 29 Mar. 1740. Had one pupil. 

Chadwick, Charles : son of Charles : born at Mavison Rid ware, Salop. School : 
Mavison [Mavesyn], under M^ Stevenson. Admitted pensioner under M^ Cart- 
wright 7 Apr. 1727. Age 21. 

Resided till Mich. 1729. His father was Sheriff of Staffs. 1719: his 
mother was Dorothy, daughter of Sir Tho. Dolman of Shaw House, Berks. 
Assumed the surname and arms of Sacheverell. Cha. Chadwick of Ridware, 
New Hall, Warwick (where he lived from 1729) and Callow, Derbs. Married 
Anna Maria, eldest daughter of Will. Brearley of Handworth. Died without 
issue 31 July 1775. (Burke, L.G,) 

Wensley, Robert : son of Peter : born at Walsoken, Norfolk. School : Wisbech, 
under M*' Carter. Admitted pensioner under M^ Cartwright 13 Apr. 1727. 
Age about 18. 

Admitted scholar 4 May 1727. Resided (but without taking a degree) 
till Mids^ 1732. Admitted at Gray's Inn 11 Feb. 173|. Possibly his father 
was the Peter Wensley, gent., of Walsoken, who died in 1711, aged 28. 

Cockshutt, Thomas : son of Thomas, clerk : born at Cannonhall, Yorks. 
School : Penistone, under M^ Ramsden. Admitted sizar under M^ Atherton 
14 Apr. 1727. Age 18. 

B.A. 173^; M.A. 1743. Son of Thomas (1696), who was brother of 
Josiah (1706) rector of Kegworth. Admitted scholar 5 June 1730. Ordained 
deacon, York, 173 J March ; priest 1732 June. Chaplain to the Earl of Bute, 
Vicar of Penistone, 8 Jan. 1739-61 on the presentation of Godfrey Bosvile : 
had license from Lambeth 2 Mar. 174f to hold also the rectory of Ordsall, 
. Notts, (patron, Edw. Wortley), distant 25 miles. On 27 Nov. 1760 he had 
dispensation to hold with Ordsall the rectory of Beelsby, distant 26 miles. 
Probably Prebendary of Southwell 31 Jan. 1753-1774. Rector of Barn- 
borough, Yorks. (presented by the Chapter of Southwell) 18 Nov. 1767, as 
well as Ordsall, distant 25 miles (Hunter, S. Yorks. 1. 379 ; 2. 340). Died 
before June 1774. He was first cousin of Thomas (1749) and Josias (1758). 



1727—1728 tU 

Ash, John: son of William : born at Clapham, Yorks. School : Clapham. Ad- 
mitted fellow-commoner under M^ Wilkinson 3 June 1727. Age 31. 

Resided till Mids*'. 1731. Ordained priest, Lincoln, 1728 June: curate of 
Stickney, Lines. 

*Thoinpson, Thomas : son of William : born at Gilling, Richmondshire. School : 
Richmond, under M'" Close. Admitted pensioner under M*" Cartwright 
29 Feb. 172|. Age 19. 

B.A. 1731; M.A. 1735. Admitted scholar 29 June 1728. Ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 1735 July: priest, Rochester, 1757. Elected Fellow (Rich- 
mond), succeeding Fra. Wanley 5 June 1738. Praelector, Junior Dean and 
Catechist, Bunting and Walkhampton Preacher, and Steward 1741. Knap- 
well Preacher 1742. Senior Dean 1744. Took no pupils. On 5 May 1744 
he was appointed curate of Fen Drayton succeeding Jon. Wigley. But 
early in 1745 he volunteered for work in America. On 2 April 1745 he 
received the .£20 bounty as an "emigrant minister" in connexion with the 
S.P.G. to take charge of the churches in New Jersey : possibly he revisited 
England and returned to America, as one Tho. Tliompson has bounty 20 July 
1748 (Fothergill, 58, 59). His Fellowship was declared vacant 21 Apr. 1746. 
He applied from America to the S.P.G. to be appointed by them the (ap- 
parently first) missionary to Africa. " Somebody must be the first one," he 
said, and " God only knows how long it may be before any other person will 
take the same resolution." He was appointed 15 Feb. 1751, and sailing from 
New York reached James Fort on the river Gambia 9 Jan. 1752, thence to 
Cape Coast Castle on the Gold Coast, where he worked for five years among 
Europeans and natives. His Account of two missionary voyages was published 
in 1758. He sent home three native boys to be trained by the S.P.G. : two 
were baptised 7 Jan. 1759 at St Mary's Islington: one of these, Philip 
Quague, son of a native chief, returned 1766 and worked for 50 years among 
the natives and as chaplain to the English residents. In 1756 his health 
gave way and he returned to England : apparently he was poor, for he received 
"by consent of the Fellows" £10. lO.^?. Od. On 26 Aug. 1757 he became 
vicar of Reculver, Kent. A year later the Dean and Chapter of Rochester 
presented him to the vicarage of Darenth : which he resigned 5 July 1759 
on his appointment by the same patrons to the vicarage of Hoo St Werburgh, 
19 July. In November 1761 he became vicar of Elsham, or Elham, and held 
it till his death 5 June 1773. He was also near the close of his life the 
author of The African Trade for Negro Slaves shewn to he consistent with the 
Principles of Humanity and with the Laws of Revealed Religion, 1772: in 
which " without considering the subject very deeply, he draws his arguments 
from Aristotle and his illustrations from the Pentateuch." (D.N.B.) 

*Wanley, Francis : son of William : born at Marske, Richmondshire. School : 
Kirkleatham, under M'' Clark. Admitted pensioner under M*" Cartwright 
9 Mar. 172|. Age 19. 

B.A. ^^^ ; M.A. 1735 ; D.D. 1748. Baptised at Marske 25 Apr. 1709, 
son of Will. Wanley and Anne Fowle (Arch. jEliana, 5. 17). Admitted 
scholar 5 June 1730. Elected Fellow (Richmond) in place of Tho. Alderson, 
'24 July 1734. He held no College office, except that of Gustos cistae (the 
tenure of which I have frequently omitted) ; and he took no pupils : apparently 
he ceased to reside after Jan. 173^: on 3 May 1738 he resigned his Fellow- 
ship. He married a daughter of Sir Hen. Goodrick of Ribstone — but I have 
not found the date. In 1744 became vicar of Aldborough, Yorks., which he 
resigned on his appointment to the rect(*'y of Stokesley in Cleveland 1750-91. 



216 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Preferment came thick upon him. He was Chaplain to Archbishop Hutton ; 
and on 21 June 1745 he became prebendary of Hereford; on 1 Dec. 1749 pre- 
bendary of York (and Chancellor for one year when he made way for Hugh 
Thomas): on 13 Aug. 1750, dean of the Collegiate Church of Ripon— all 
which appointments he held till his death. Despite of these he fell into 
money difficulties, and retired for a time to the Continent. On his return he 
found the deanery occupied by a residentiary Canon, who declined to make 
way for him. Accordingly he took a house in Kirkgate, Ripon, and lived 
there assisted with money by friends : and there he died 9 July 1791, his life 
having not been shortened by his troubles. (See Canon Raine, " Marske " in 
Yorks. Arch. Journal, 6. 200, also Arch, ^liana, 5. 17.) 

Bridgman, William : eldest son of Orlando, armiger : born at Combes, Suffolk. 
Kept two years at Trinity. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'^ Rooke 
29 Mar. 1728. Age not given. 

Admitted at the Middle Temple 8 Sept. 1721. Resided till Lady Day 
1732. Descended from John Bridgman, Bishop of Chester 1618-52: whose 
son Sir Orlando was active under Charles I and held the Great Seal under 
Charles II : his son Sir John was father of Orlando, the father of William 
by Catherine, daughter of Will. Bridgman of Combes. Will. Bridgman died 
at Paris unmarried 17 Aug. 1737. (Foster, Lanes. Fed. : Collins and Kimber 
both say that there was no son of the marriage.) 

Bache, Henry: son of — Bache, clerk. Migrated from Trinity, and admitted 
pensioner under M*" Cartwright 29 Mar. 1728. Age not given. 

Resided till Lady Day 1730. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 3 Feb. 172?, 
son of Will. Bache, rector of Driffield, Yorks. 

Rowland, Robert : son of Robert : born at Bretshall, Derbs. School : Stamford, 
under M'" Hands. Admitted pensioner under M'" Law 3 Apr. 1728. Age 21. 
Admitted scholar 29 June 1728. Resided till June 1732 : when he seems 
to have migrated to Magdalene, where he was B.A. 173f. 

Birkit (Burket), Richard : son of James : born at Giggleswick. School : 
Giggleswick, under M'' Carr. Admitted sizar under M"^ Wilkinson 8 Apr. 
1728. Age 18. 

B.A. 173 J. Admitted scholar 5 June 1730. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
173| Feb.; licensed to Gayton in the Marsh, Lines.: priest 1734 Sept.; 
curate of All Saints, Saltfleetby, Lines, where his signatures appear in the 
parish register from 1734-1771. Rector of Withcall, Lines. 22 Aug. 174-5 : 
but the only trace of him in the register of that place is in 1765-6, when he 
baptised two infants and was present at one marriage and one funeral. He 
was presented by the Crown : and his successor Stephen Fytche was instituted 
15 July 1780. He was also curate of Burwell, Lines. 1751-3. (Information 
from Rev. F. Freshney rector of Withcall.) 

Johnson, Francis: son of Francis: born at Newcastle. School: Newcastle. 
Admitted pensioner under M'' Cartwright 2 May 1728. Age 17. 

M.B. 1733. Admitted scholar 29 June 1728. Probably the Fra. Johnson, 
called M.D., who married Jean Huet of Whickham, Durham : and died at 
Newcastle 1760. (Gent. Mag. p. 46.) 

Cook, Edward : son of Edward : born at Newcastle. School : Newcastle. 
Admitted pensioner under M' Cartwright 2 May 1728. Age 18. 

Resided till Mich. 1728, when he migrated to Trinity; B.A. there 11^1. 
Admitted at the Inner Temple 22 Mar. 172f. Probably son of Edw. Cook 



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(1677), barrister and Recorder of Berwick. Barrister and antiquary: made 
numerous extracts from the Chapel of the Rolls, respecting Northumberland. 
Died an elderly man, without issue (Hodgson, ii. ii. 209). 

Hope [William] : "iussu regio in Medicina doctor." Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M»' Cartwright 2 May 1728. Age not given. 

Educated at St John's, and M.B. there 1724: M.D. (Christ's) (com. reg.) 
1728 : born 23 Oct. 1701, son of John Hope 1665-1710 (M.D. of St John's) 
and of Dorothy, daughter of Will. Bainbridge of Lockington. It does not 
appear why he forsook his old College on this occasion : he sent his son Charles 
there (1750). Practised at Derby. Married Jane, daughter of Edw. Perry 
of Bilston, Staffs, by whom he had seven sons and two daughters. Died 
1 Feb. 1776, aged 75 : buried at St Alkmund's, Derby. (Glover, Derhs. 2. 
483 and 564 : Scott, Joh. Adm\ Book, 322.) 

Cole, Joachim : son of Bryan : born at Onibury, Salop. School : Norwich. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M^ Cartwright 6 May 1728. Age 17. 

B.A. 173J; M.A. 1735. Admitted scholar 29 June 1728. Ordained 
deacon, Hereford, 1732 June. 

Dodgson, John : [no facts]. Admitted " cum jussu Regio magisterium in artibus 
obtinuisset," fellow-commoner under M*" Trant 16 May 1728. Age not given. 
M.A. (com. reg.) 1728. 

Yeoman, Peter : son of Peter : born at Horse House [near Coverham, Yorks., 
N.R.] in the county of Richmond. School: Sedbergh, under D'' Saunders. 
Admitted sizar under M*" Cartwright 25 May 1728. Age 21. 

B.A. 173|. Admitted scholar 28 May 1729. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1731 Dec; licensed to All Saints, Hertford. 

Smalley, James : son of Robert : born at Kirkham, Lanes. School : Kirkham, 
under M*" Taylor. Admitted sizar under M^ Cartwright 31 May 1728. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 173i Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1733 May; licensed to Clifton, Beds. 

*Hankinson, Robert : son of Henry : born at Kirkham, Lanes. School : Kirk- 
ham, under M^ Taylor. Admitted sizar under M*" Cartwright 27 June 1728. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 173i; M.A. 1735. Admitted scholar 28 May 1729. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1732 Dec. ; licensed to Everton with Felworth, Beds. : but 
resided continuously save for the one quarter ending Mich. 1732 : priest 1736 
July. Appointed Rhetorick Lecturer 7 Nov. 1735 — after which time he 
is apparently not charged for Study-rent till Mich. 1736. Elected Fellow, in 
place of Edm. Law 18 June 1740. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, 
Bunting and Walkhampton Preacher, and Steward 1743. Knapwell Preacher 
1744. Senior Dean 1746. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1748 
and 1749. Hebrew Lecturer for two years 11 Feb. 174|. From 1744-49 
he had a few pupils, the last being John Hutton of Marske (1747). On 
21 Apr. 1746 he was appointed to the cure of Fen Drayton. On 28 July 
1749 he had a lease of the tithes of Hapton, where he may have resided 
as henceforward he signs irregularly. On 12 July 1751, on the death of 
John Boldero, he succeeded to the rectory of Clipston : and his Fellowship 
was declared vacant, as he had been instituted "more than a year," 14 Nov. 
1752 — certainly he had no ground for complaint. I infer that while a Fellow 
he had not congenial company in the Society (which was prevailingly Whig) 
while he was probably a Tory, if he Ife the "Robin" whose sufferings are 



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described in the Capitade (1750) under the rule over the College by " Gobrias " 
(D^Rooke). 

In whose dark Realms nor Wit nor Learning spread 
Nor Merit sprouts, nor Honour rears her Head : 
Where midst a general Pravity of Spirit 
Poor Robin only suffers — for his Merit. 

(See Wordsworth, University Life in the \^th Century, 627.) Hankinson 
may have been happier at Clipston where he lived 20 years — dying before 
Nov. 1771. ^ \ 

Haworth, Thomas : son of Richard : bom at Kirkham, Lanes. School : Kirk- 
ham, under M'' Taylor. Admitted sizar under M*" Cartwright 27 June 1728. 
Age 18. . -' , ' 

B.A. 173J. Admitted scholar 28 May 1729. Presented by the College 
in 1735 to the rectory of Ringstead St Andrew's, near Hunstanton, where he 
remained till 1761 : this was the last presentation made by the Society, as in 
1762 the advowson of Ringstead ivas exchanged for that of Brisley, because of 
the contiguity of the latter to Gateley which could be conveniently held with 
it. The golf and other attractions of Hunstanton (150 years later) could not 
. be foreseen. . , ''\,\'i,:;,{f-q;^[^;,,^:r 

Sherratt, John : son of Simeon : born at Park-lane, Staffs. School : Cheddleton, 
under M' Slade [(1721), perhaps privately]. Admitted sizar under M^ Cart- 
wright 3 July 1728. Age 18. 

B.A. 173i. Admitted scholar (Sherratt) 28 May 1729. Ordained deacon, 
Chester, 1732" Dec. : priest (as B.A. of Christ's) 1733 Sept. Vicar of Biddulph, 
Staffs. 24 Sept. 1733: which John Slade his tutor had held for him — as a 
convenience — from October 1732. [Foster Al. Ox. confuses him with John 
Skerratt of Brasenose, afterwards in 1 727 M. A. at Christ's.] He began entries 
in the register in 1734. Buried at Endon 16 Feb, 17{J. (Information from 
Rev. D. Brodie, vicar.) 

Craske, Joseph: 

B.A. 173 J. Pupil of MI" Atherton. Matric*^. pensioner 1728 April. Began 
to reside Easter 1727. Admitted scholar (Norfolk) 29 June 1728. One Jos. 
Craske M.A. (1694) of Jesus was instituted rector of Barton St Mary 
(? Barton Bendish), Norf. 1698 : possibly father of this Joseph. 

Lawson, Peter : 

B.A. 173|; M.A. 1738. Pupil of M^ Cartwright. Began to reside 
Mich. 1728. Matric<*. sizar 1729 July. Admitted scholar (Lanes.) 14 June 
1732. Possibly rector of Ingoldsthorpe, Norfolk, on the presentation of Rob. 
Lawson, Esq. 13 July 1742-45. (Blomefield, 5. 1286.) 

Milman, Francis: 

M.A. 1735. Son of Francis, clerk, of Paignton, Devon. Matric^. at 
Exeter, Oxford, 3 Ajiril 1718, aged 14. B.A. (Oxf.) 1722. Incorporated 
here and M.A. (Christ's) 1735. Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford. Rector 
of East Ogwell, near Newton Abbot, Devon ; had dispensation to hold also the 
vicarage of Abbots Kerswell, distant four miles, on 30 May 1740. Died 1773. 
{AL Ox. 960.) Grandfather of H. H. Milman, Dean of St Paul's. 

Partridge, John: 

M.A. 1735. Probably son of James of Wormington, Glos., clerk. Matric'l 
at Magd. Hall, Oxford 22 Oct. 1718, aged 18 : B.A. there 1722. Incorporated 
and M.A. (Christ's) 1735. (Al Ox, 1076.) Ordained deacon, Glos., 1723 
June: priest 1725 Sept. Chaplain to the Dowager Duchess of Cleveland. 



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Hector of Condicote St Nicholas, near Stow on the Wold, Glos. Had dis- 
pensation to hold also the rectory of Little Worraington, distant six miles, on 
30 Dec. 1734 : instituted the same day by the Archbishop, the bishopric of 
Gloucester being vacant. 

Turner, George: 

M.A. 1735. Probably George son of George, of Buckland Brewer, Devon, 
who was matric'^ at Exeter College, Oxford 8 Apr. 1712, aged 18. B.A. 
1715. Ordained deacon, Exeter, 1715 Dec. : priest 1719 June (^Lambeth 
Register) : M.A. (Christ's) 1735. George Turner, M.A. of Christ's, was chaplain 
to Lord Forrester. Vicar of Milour (Mylor near Falmouth), Cornwall, his 
predecessor being buried 6 May 1740: a curate had charge till 1742. Had 
dispensation from Lambeth 19 Aug. 1741 to hold also the vicarage of St Eval, 
distant 21 miles. Buried at Mylor 3 Nov. 1761. (Information from Rev. 
R. G. Parker, rector.) 

*Wilding, Richard : son of Richard : born at Aspeden, Herts. School : Bun- 
tingford, under M^ Sherson. Admitted pensioner under M** Cartwright 7 Jan. 
172|. Age 15. 

B.A. 173| ; M.A. 1736. Admitted scholar (Herts.) 20 Oct. 1729. Elected 
Fellow, in place of Will. Mabell, 11 Oct. 1735. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1736 June: priest 1738 May. On 13 June 1737 he formally resigned his 
Buntingford scholarship, which he held (I suppose) in addition to a Foundation 
scholarship. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting and Walk- 
hapipton Preacher, and Steward 1737. Knapwell Preacher 1739. Senior 
Dean 1742. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1744 and 1745. 
Senior Dean 1748. Had a lease of the tithes of Hapton for ten years, 
6 April 1745 : and henceforward signs rarely : but his election to the post of 
Senior Dean in 1748 seems incompatible with permanent non-residence. Pre- 
sented to Little Canfield, on the death of Tho. Atherton 29 June I74f : and 
vacated his Fellowship 12 Nov. 1750. He was already vicar of Amwell, 
Herts., distant 17 miles: as he received dispensation to hold both when he 
accepted Canfield. He was chaplain to Lord Willoughby de Broke. Wrote 
the registers at Canfield 1749-1774, when he died 13 March, and was buried 
there. 

Whitmell, William: [no facts given]. Admitted July 1729. 
Readmitted July 1730: see there. 

Skegg, Ralph : son of John : [birthplace not given]. School : Buntingford, under 
M^* Sherson. Admitted sizar under M*^ Cartwright — Sept. 1729. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 173f ; M.A. 1744. Admitted scholar (Hertford) 5 June 1730. Or- 
dained deacon, Lincoln, 1734 June; licensed to Olney, Beds.: priest, 1738 
May. Chaplain to the Earl of Marchmont. Presented by Jos. Cranmer to 
the rectory of Chickney, Essex 18 Apr. 1744: also by the same patron, with 
dispensation from Lambeth to the rectory of Quendon, distant five miles, 23 July 
1744. Married the only daughter of Lord Herbert (J.E.B.M.). Died 1764. 

*Wigley, Jonathan : son of Benjamin : born at Wirksworth, Derbs. School : 
Nottingham, under M'" Swale. Admitted pensioner under M*" Jebb — Sept. 
1729. Age 17. 

B.A. 173|; M.A. 1737. His mother was Ann, daughter of Jonathan Lee, of 
Chesterfield, attorney. Admitted scholar 5 June 1730. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1734 June; licensed to Stapleford, Leics. : priest 173§^ March. Elected Fellow 
in place of Tho. Sitwell 16 Feb. 173f. Presented to St Martin's, Leicester, 
which he resigned before May 1740 : fnd till Oct. 1739 he signs rarely : yet 



220 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

he was Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting and Walkhampton 
Preacher, and Steward, Oct. 1738. Knap well Preacher 1740. Senior Dean 
1743. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1746 and 1747. Senior 
Dean 1749, 1756, p] 1758. He took pupils from 1739-54 : having much the 
largest number from 1746 to 1752. After 1753 he took no new pupils. He 
was University Scrutator 1752-3. Hebrew Lecturer in the College 1752-4. 
On 29 April 1742 he was appointed to the cure of Fen Drayton, on 10 Jan. 
174| to Caldecot on the death of M'" Makin. On 15 Jan. 1761, when M'" Cock- 
shutt was dead at Kegworth, it was agreed to present in the usual way M*" 
Wigle}' and M^ Willey to the Earl of Berkeley that he might select one in the 
usual way. But it appears from a memorandum in the Order Book, that this 
presentation was not made, as " an instrument found in the Treasury " declared 
that the College might present absolutely in case the heir of Sir Maurice 
Berkeley was then absent from England or was a minor. Accordingly on 
27 Jan 1761 M*" Wigley was presented by the College to Kegworth. But 
during his year of Grace (between 7 July and 1 Sept.) he died before his 
Fellowship was yet vacant (Hunter, F.M.G. 379). He collected mss. of the 
New Testament : see Life of John Jackson of Leicester^ 265, 273. 

Bentley, Thomas : son of Daniel : born at Great Harwood, Lanes. School : 
Kirkleatham, under M*" Clarke. Admitted pensioner under M'" Cartwright 
18 Oct. 1729. Age 23. 

% B.A. (Queens') 173|. He resided till Mids^ 1732, during the last two-and- 
a-half years " by the Parler " : he may have then migrated to Queens' College. 

Dawson, Josias : son of Josias : bom at Houghton Gill, near Settle [Hal ton Gill, 
above ArnclifFe]. School : Giggleswick, under M"" Carr. Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Cartwright 10 Nov. 1729. Age not given. 

Resided till December 1731 "by the Parler" till Mich. 1730. Josias, the 
father, apparently not a graduate of either University, was perhaps vicar of 
Giggleswick 1719-30 (Morant-Whitaker, 166). 

Nash, William : " iussu Regio in Artibus Magister." Admitted fellow-commoner 
under M'^ Trant 13 Nov. 1729. Age not given. 

B.A. (Pet.) 1725; M.A. {com. reg.) 1728. I find no trace of any residence: 
M'' Trant had no pupils till 1732 (when he took over M^" Cartwright's) except 
M^ Nash and M^' Dodgson — a similar case. Rector of Great Bradley, Suffolk 
1728-83, presented by Stamps Brooksbank, Esq. Rector of Gedding, Suffolk 
1738-83. 

Phipp, Robert : [father not given] : born at Buntingford. School : Buntingford, 
under M^ Sherson. Admitted sizar under M*' Cartwright 29 Nov. 1729. Age 
not given. 

B.A. I73f ; M.A. 1737. Admitted scholar (Herts.) 5 June 1730. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1737 June; licensed to Colmworth, Beds. : priest 1739 Sept. 
Chaplain to the Marchioness Gray. He was rector of Croxton, Cambs. from 
1743 (at least), also vicar of Renhold, Beds, (patron. Will. Becher, Esq.) : this 
he ceded {Lincoln Reg^'.) and had dispensation from Lambeth 7 May 1744 to 
hold it again together with Croxton, distant eight miles. Died 26 Oct. 1782 
{Camh. Chronicle). 

Baynes, Robert : 

Pupil of M"* Cartwright. Matric*^. pensioner 1729. Resided from Easter 
1729 to Mids^ 1732, becoming "M'' Baynes" i.e. a fellow-commoner in the 
quarter ending Lady Day 1731. Not the Rob. Baynes who was B.A. (Sidney) 
173| ; M. A. 1737 : he was admitted there 25 May 1730. 



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Moore, James : 

B.A. 173|. Pupil of M' Cartwright. Came into residence Easter 1729. 
Matric^. pensioner 1729 July. Admitted scholar (Westmoreland) 28 May 
1729. One of these names rector of Tatham, Lanes. 20 July 1734 Died 
1750. 

Knowles, Matthew : 

B.A. 173|; M.A. 1741. Pupil of M' Cartwright. Came into residence 
Easter 1729. Matric^. sizar 1729 July. Admitted scholar (Yorks.) 28 May 
1729. He is the Will. Mat. Knowles, M.A. (no other at either University) 
who was rector of the second mediety (the lirst held by Joh. Alcock) of Burn- 
sail St Wilfred, Yorks., W.R., 1754-76, when he died (Morant-Whitaker, 508): 
at the Record Office he is given as Matt. Knowles onl}'-. 

Ismay, Joseph : 

B.A. 173|. Pupil of M'' Cartwright. Came into residence Easter 1729. 
Matric^. sizar 1 729 July. Admitted scholar (Cumberland) 28 May 1 729. Born 
1708. A Cumberland-man and a well-known antiquary. Vicar of Mirfield, 
Yorks. 24 Jan. 1739 on presentation of Sir Sam. Armitage: held it till his 
death in 1778. 

Smyth, John : 

B.A. (Smith) 173|; M.A. 1736. Pupil of M^ Cartwright. Came into 
residence Easter 1729. Admitted scholar (Lines.) 28 May 1729. Matric''. 
sizar 1729 July. Ordained priest, Lincoln, 173| March: licensed to Wor- 
laby, Lines. One of these names vicar of Loddington, Leics. and died there 
23 Dec. 1755, aged 44 (Nichols, Leics. 2. 257). One was instituted to the 
rectory of South Ormsby, Lines. 28 Feb. 1752. 

Tatham, William : 

Pupil of M'" Cartwright. Came into residence Easter 1729 : remained till 
Lady Day 1732. Matric*^. pensioner 1729 Dec. Admitted scholar (West- 
moreland) 28 May 1729. 

Twisleton, William : 

B.A. 173|. Pupil of M^ Cartmell. Came into residence Mids*-. 1729. 
Matric^. sizar 1729 July. Admitted scholar (Yorks.) 19 June 1731. 

Turner, John : son of John : born at Lynn. School : Greenwich (" Grenovici "), 
taught by M^ Weston "literas et ixaB-qcnv." Admitted pensioner (then fellow- 
commoner) under M'" Cartwright 9 Jan. 17§§. Age not given. 

Kept " in the Master's over the Parler " till Mich. 1733. Admitted at the 
Middle Temple 20 Feb. 172|. Son of John Turner, " one of the Kings Com- 
missioners, now of the Stamp Office" — M.P. for Lynn, three times Mayor of 
Lynn, Collector of the Port : succeeded his brother Sir Charles, as Baronet, 
in 1738, and died 1739 {Gent. Mag. p. 47). Subscribed to Sanderson's 
Algebra, 1740. Sir John^Tumer of Warham, near Wells, Norfolk. M.P. for 
Lynn. Married Frances, daughter of John Neale, of Allesley, near Coventry. 
Died 1780 leaving two daughters, coheirs (Burke, Ext. Bar. 534). 

Paley, William : son of Thomas : born at Langcliff, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, 
under M'^ Carr. Admitted sizar under M'" Cartwright 31 Jan. 17||. Age 19. 
B.A. 173f. Elected scholar 14 June 1732 : admitted scholar 8 June 1733. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 173| March; licensed to Middleton Keynes, Bucks.: 
priest 1734 March; vicar of Helpston 1735-99: also minor canon of Peter- 
borough, where his son Will. (1758) the future Archdeacon, was born. Master 
of Giggleswick School 1745-99. Cuij^te of Giggleswick for 20 years (before 



222 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

1769). Incumbent of Horton in Ribblesdale 1769-88 (Morant-Whitaker, 169). 
" Altogether a school-master — irritable and a disciplinarian " (Ed. Paley, 
Life of Archd^. Paley, xxv.). Cheerful and jocose, a great wit, rather coarse in 
his language (E.P.). Died 29 Sept. 1799, aged 88. His wife Elizabeth died 
1796, aged 83. 

Stoddart, Robert : son of Charles : born at Bambrough, Northumb^. School : 
Morpeth. Admitted sizar under M^' Cartwright 12 May 1730. Age not 
given. 

Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. Son of Charles (1690) vicar of Egling- 
ham from 1712: brother of Charles (1726). Buried at Great St Andrew's 
5 Feb. 173|, aged 20. 

Perkins, Jeremiah : son of John : born at Penniston [Penistone], Yorks. School : 
Penistone. Admitted sizar under M'" Cartwright 19 May 1730. Age 18. 

B.A. 173|. Admitted scholar (Yorks.) 14 June 1732. John Perkins, the 
father, was I think, master of Penistone school from 1728. Vicar of Broxted. 
Essex 2 July 1739 which he held for nearly 56 years. Also vicar of Lindsell, 
distant about five miles. Died 1 May 1795, aged 83 {East Anglian^ 1. 179: 
Morant, 2.' 446, 449). 

Every, Simon : son of Simon, baronet : born at Navenby. School : Peterborough, 
under M'' Bradfield. Admitted pensioner under M"" Law 28 May 1730. Age 18. 
M.B. 1740. Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. Third son of Sir Simon 
(1680), Fellow, and rector of Navenby: brother of Sir Henry (1726) and 
Sir John (1726). Resided without any break (1) under M*" Law, (2) under 
M*" Wigley till June 1740. Despite his medical study he was ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1741 May: priest Sept. and licensed to Navenby, which his father 
held till 1753, but resided, I think, at Egginton : after 1730 Navenby was 
served entirely by curates. Simon, the son, perhaps remained at Navenby till 
I75i but was presented by his father to the rectory of Egginton in 1747 : he 
was buried there 1758. 

Towers, Samuel : son of Thomas : born in London. School : the Haberdashers'. 
Admitted sizar under the Master, D^ Towers, 1 June 1730. Age 16. 

B.A. 173f ; M.A. 1739. Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. One Samuel 
Towers died 1757 {Gent. Mag. p. 241). (Blomefield, Coll. Cant 32.) 

Goodricke, Thomas : son of Sir Henry, baronet : born at Ribston, Yorks. School : 
York, under M*" Blake. Admitted pensioner under M*" Rooke 13 June 1730. 
Age 17. 

Resided under M"" Rooke till Lady Day 1733; and one quarter more as 
"M'' Goodricke" under M^ Alderson. Born 171^, third son of Sir Henry by his 
wife Mary, daughter of Tobias Jenkins of Grimston, Yorks. Lieut. -Colonel of 
the 25th regiment of foot. Married Eliza, daughter of James Button, Esq. of 
Rochester, by whom he had sons, one John, a Captain in the Guards killed 
1781, and Henry who became the eighth baronet and died 1839. Col. Thomas 
Goodricke died 1803 {Genealogist, N.S. 10. 100). 

Wingfield, Anthony : son of John, armiger : born at Tickencourt [Tickencote], 
Ruts. School : Stamford, under M*" Hans (? private). Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Law 19 June 1730. Age 19. 

Son of John Wingfield and of Eliz., daughter of Sir John Oldfield, of 
Spalding. Buried at Great St Andrew's 13 May 1732. 

Davis, Edwin : son of Jeremiah : born at Stroud, Glos. School : Stroud. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M*" Cartwright 30 June 1730. Age 18. 
B.A. 173|. Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. 



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*Whitmell, William : son of Edward : horn at East Haddon, Northants. School : 
Guils[d]borough, Northants., under M"" Horton. Admitted, first, — July 1729, 
secondly, sizar under M*" Cartwright — July 1730. Age 16. 

B.A. 1734; M.A. 1738. Finch and Baines Scholar on the nomination of 
the Earl of Nottingham 20 Oct. 1729, Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1738 Sept.; 
licensed to Beachampton, Bucks. : priest 173| March. Elected Fellow, in 
place of Tho. Robinson 2 Apr. 1740. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, 
Bunting and Walkhanipton Preacher, and Steward 1742. Taxor 1742-3. 
After Jan. 174j he ceases to sign: and resigned his Fellowship (through 
M^ Hankinson) on 12 Dec. 1745. Presented 7 Feb. 174f by the Earl of 
Winchelsea to the church of SS. Gregory and Martin, Wye : granted thereto 
irom 'La.mbeth {Arch. Cant.). 
Naish, James: son of James : of Middlesex. School : P]ton, under (1) M*" Bland, 
(2) D' George. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Rooke 19 Oct. 1730. 
Age 18. 

Resided till Mich. 1733 : one quarter more without charge. Admitted at 
the Inner Temple 16 Mar. 172^ as son and heir apparent of James Naish of 
Cavendish Square, St Mary-le-bone. One James Naish, Clerk of Treasury in 
Common Pleas; died 1765 (Gent. May. p. 248). 
Dixon, John : 

LIaB. 1737. Pupil of M'" Jebb : then of M> Law. Came into residence 
Mich. 1729. Matric^. pensioner 1730: fellow-commoner after Easter 1735. 
Resided till Xmas 1737. 

One of these names an " emigrant minister to Virginia": received £20 
bounty 7 Sept. 1748 (Fothergill, 24). 
Taylor, Daniel : 

M.B. 1735. Came into residence Jan. 172|. Pupil of M»" Cartwright. 
Matric^. sizar 1730 Dec. Resided till Mids»'. 1735. 
Dalton, Charles : younger son of Darcy : born at Aston, Yorks. School : West- 
minster, under D'" Friend. Admitted pensioner under M^' Cartwright 6 Mar. 
173-J. Age 16. 

B.A.173|; M.A.1739. Admittedscholar 8 June 1733. Son of Darcy Dalton 
(1688) rector of Aston : by Jane Hall of York : half brother of Darcy (1720). 
Rector of Hawkswell 17 Nov. 1737-88 (given as a layman by Hunter {F.M.G. 
914)). Succeeded to Hawkswell 1747 on the death of his uncle Sir Charles, 
Usher of the Black Rod, third son of Sir William (1647), who had inherited 
it from Eliz. third daughter of Sir Marmaduke (1672). Squire and parson 
and resided at the Hall. Died unmarried 22 Dec. 1788, aged 75 : buried at 
Hawkswell: M.I. 
Herbert, Thomas : [father not given] : born in Pembrokeshire. School : Eton. 
Admitted fellow-commoner under M^ Rooke 28 April 1731. Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1731. Admitted at the Inner Temple 2 Feb. 172| as 

Tho. Herbert of Whitef riars, Cardiff. One Tho. Herbert, paymaster at 

Gibraltar, brother to the Earl of Pembroke, died 1739. {Gent. Mag, p. 661.) 

Peverell, John: son of John : born at Huntingdon. School : Huntingdon, under 

M^ Mathews. Admitted sizar under M* Cartwright 20 May 1731. Age 16. 

B.A. 173i; M.A. 1738. Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1736 Sept. ; licensed to Woolley, Hunts. : priest 1738 Sept. 
On the vacancy of M*" Philpot's Fellowship on the 27th of Jan. 173|^, no 
candidate appeared, and the meeting was adjourned. On the 28th John 
Peverel), one of the " nominati " appeared and was examined. " Whereupon 
the Master and Fellows preceded to an election." They elected however not 
John Peverell but Fre. Cornwallis, the future Archbishop. P.O. of Ramsey, 
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224 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Jenkinson, John : son of William : born at High House, Lanes. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale, under M'' Noble. Admitted pensioner under M'" Law 24 May 1731. 
Age 21. 

B.A. 173|; M.A. 1738. Elected scholar June 1733: admitted 17 Apr. 
1734. Resided till Lady Day 1739. Ordained deacon, Lincoln (special ordi- 
nation at Buckden), 1734 March. Licensed to Hamerton, Hunts. : priest 1735 
Oct. Curate of Ingoldsby 1759; the rector, Tho. Harwell, being apparently 
non-resident : he was there till 1772 at least, the register of the parish 
1772-96 is lost : and he was buried there, "formerly curate," 18 Dec. 1798, 
aged 89. (Information from Rev. J. Twentyman, vicar.) 

Crosland, Thomas : [no facts given]. Admitted pensioner under M*" Cartwright 
7 June 1731. Age not given. 

Resided as pupil of M*' Cartwright, then of M*" Trant till Mich. 1732 : his 
name is down for the next quarter, but struck out. Baptised 6 Mar. 171|-: 
son of Godfrey Crosland of Kirkburton, by his wife Mary Wilson, great 
granddaughter of John Ibbotson (1584). Lived at Preston in Hull. Died 
about 1777, leaving three daughters. (Hunter, F.M.G. 653.) 

Hardy, Richard : son of John : born at Nottingham. School : Nottingham, 
under M"" Brickhill. Admitted pensioner under M*^ Law 12 June 1731. 
Age 21. 

LL.B. 1737. Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. Probably son of John 
(169|^) vicar of Kinoulton near Nottingham 1729-35, then of Melton Mow- 
bray. Richard Hardy succeeded at Kinoulton in 1735 and resided there 
till 1745, after which the register is signed by curates : instituted as LL.B. to 
Langar (a few miles away) 11 July 1753 (patron, Viscount Howe), and held it 
till his death 6 Aug. 1775, aged 64; buried in the chancel (M.I.) : his wife 
Anne died 1782. (Godfrey, Bingham Hundred, 271, 291, 313.) 

Goodwin, William : son of Robert, clerk : born at Liston, Essex. School : 
Bury St Edmunds, under M"" Kinsman. Admitted sizar under M^ Neville 
12 June 1731. Age not given. 

Kept some terms at Jesus College. Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. 
B.A. (Christ's) 173f : resided till Lady Day 1734. One Will. Goodwin, 
B.A., licensed to be curate of West Wickham, Kent, 3 July 1738 — apparently 
as deacon. Ordained priest, York, 173| March. Rector of Stanstead, near 
Glemsford, Suffolk 1744-8. Died at Stanstead 7 Nov. 1748 : buried 20 Nov. 
at Liston. (Information from the Rev. G. Aitkens, rector.) 

Tripe, Anthony : son of Anthony : born at Exeter. School : Exeter, under 
My Reynolds. Admitted pensioner under M"" Cartwright 25 June 1731. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 1734. Admitted scholar 8 June 1733. 

Podmore, Richard : son of Edward : born in Salop, School : Shrewsbury, under 
D^ Phillips. Admitted sizar under M"^ Cartwright 29 June 1731. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 173i Admitted scholar 8 June 1733. From about 1739 to the end 
of his life he was curate of Condover near Shrewsbury : for the greater part of 
the time under Roger Barnston. Rector of Coppenhall near Crewe, Cheshire 
17 Dec. 1750—1783, perhaps through his connexion with the Barnstons whose 
family house was near Coppenhall. He died on 30 April and was buried at 
Condover 5 May 1783. His eldest son Richard (1763) was born there 17 Apr. 
1744 — and his wife, Hannah, was buried 12 Nov. 1778 : to whom her husband 
wrote indifferent Latin verses in the parish register. He was a humorist : 



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"tie always entered in the register the name of the father of an illegitimate 
child : apparently this had led to difficulties, for after 1757 he leaves a blank 
space for the name or fills it up with initials : in one case he has drawn a fox 
in the margin : as Fox is a common name in this neighbourhood, his meaning 
is plain " (Rev. T. Auden, vicar of Condover). 

BuUivant, Daniel : son of John : born in Leicestershire. School : Oakham, 
under M^' Adcock. Admitted pensioner under M"" Philpot 19 Jan. 173f. 
Age 18. [The admission comes last in the year Oct. 1730-Oct. 1731: and 
would seem to belong more naturally to the year 173 J : but the Study-rents 
show that he began to reside in Jan. 173^.] 

B.A. 173f. Admitted scholar 19 June 1731. Resided till Xmas 1734. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1734 June : licensed to Coston St Andrew, Leics. : 
priest 1736 June. Rector of Saxby and Stapleford, Leics. 6 June 1745. Died 
1763, aged 52 (Nichols, Leics. 2. 145, 321, 340). 

Procter, John : son of Stephen : born in Yorkshire. School : Giggleswick. 
Admitted sizar under M'' Cartwright 27 Oct. 1731. Age 19. 

B.A. 173|. Admitted scholar 8 June 1733. Resided till Mich. 1737. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 173f March : licensed to Astwood, Bucks. 

Welchman, John : 

M.A. 1738. Son of Will., clerk, of Banbury, Oxon. Matric'J. at Trinity, 
Oxford 5 Apr. 1731, aged 18. B.A. 1734 : incorporated and M.A. (Christ's) 
1738. {Al. Ox. \b1\.) Ordaineddeacon, Oxford, 1735 Sept. : priest, Lincoln, 
{lit. dim. from Peterborough) 1738 May. Rector of Dodford, Northants. 
20 June 1739. Died there 1800. 

*Comwallis, Frederick : seventh son of Charles, Baron Cornwallis : born in 
London. School : Eton, under D^ George. Admitted pensioner under M*" Law 
9 Feb. 173 J. Age 19. 

B.A. 173| ; D.D. 1748. Kept "in the Master's over the parler." In Dec. 
1735 he appears as " M'" Cornwallis." Had a stroke of palsy before he took the 
B.A. degree, and wrote ever after with his left hand. Elected Fellow 28 Jan. 
173|^: by all the eleven Fellows present though he had not been present and 
examined: see Joh. Peverell (1731). D** Towers refused to admit him on the 
ground that being a peer's son he was not eligible under the statute on the 
quality of Fellows. Cornwallis appealed to the V.C., D*" Richardson, who on 
24 April 1738, with D"" Hacket and D*" Conyers Middleton as assessors, required 
the Master to admit liim — which he did in a form of words concocted for 
the occasion, on 25 April. Cole considered that D'" Towers behaved very badly 
because Cornwallis was "one of the most amiable men I have ever known " 
(see the Master's Book of Statutes, p. 95) : the pleadings are in the " Visitor's 
Drawer" in the Treasury. He must have been ordained deacon in 1739 at 
latest, for in that year he was Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting 
and Walkhampton Preacher, and Steward. He became rector of Chelmondiston, 
Suff., while still deacon, in 1740. In 1742 Oct. he was ordained priest, Norwich, 
and was instituted (Oct. 4) to Tivetshall, Norfolk. He held no office after 
Oct. 1740 and seems to have resided irregularly. On 4 Nov. 1743 the Master 
declared his Fellowship vacant : and so at last got rid of the peer's son. 
Cornwallis had rapid preferment: in 1746 he became Canon of Windsor: 
Prebendary of Lincoln 14 Jan. 1745^ : on 18 Jan. ]7^J the King in Council 
nominated him to the Bishopric of Lichfield (consecrated 19 Feb.) : Dean of 
St Paul's 1766 : elected Archbishop of Canterbury 23 Aug. 1768, enthroned 
6 October. In 1 759 he married Caro ine,. ds^ghter of the Hon. Will. Townsend : 

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226 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

and had a son Will, who was M.P. for Eye {Gent. Mag. 1804, p. 1167): Ri. 
Watson {Anecdotes^ p. 70) said of him that he " was so wife-ridden, I have no 
opinion of his politics." The chief thing recorded of his tenure of office (except 
the repression of the liberal schemes of Porteus, Bishop of London) is his 
abolition of the custom that the chaplains should dine at a separate table. This 
suits the description given of him in Hasted's Canterbury, 2. 513, that "he 
was not deeply learned [he published a few sermons between 1751 and 1762] : 
had a purity and benevolence of heart which joined to the affability and 
courtesy of his manners gained him the respect and love of everyone." He 
died 19 Mar. 1783 after a few days' illness and was buried in Lambeth Church : 
M.I. (D.N.B.) He gave to the College a handsome gilt cup and cover. In 
1754 he gave £100 to the University Library Fund. An engraving of his 
portrait by Dance is in the Combination Room. 

*Parkinson, Richard : son of John : born at Whittingham, Lanes. School : 
Kirkham, under M^" Taylor. Admitted sizar under M'" Cartwright 24 Mar. 
\1^. Age 17. 

B.A. I73f ; M.A. 1739. Admitted scholar 8 June 1733. Appointed 
Rhetorick Lecturer 12 June 1740, in succession to Rob. Hankinson. "Chosen 
Fellow " (Finch and Baines) in place of Edw. Finch who had at last resigned 

16 Sept. 1746 : admitted 24 Sept. Tutor at Gunton in the house of Sir Will. 
Harbord, before 1752. Elected Lady Marg^ Fellow succeeding Laur. Bailey 

17 June 1769. He had a lease of the tithes of Hapton 1 Oct. 1769, succeed- 
ing M'* Willey. On 16 Apr. 1773 his Fellowship was declared vacant, and he 
was succeeded by Tho. Parkinson, probably a kinsman. Probably became 
rector of Aldborough, Norfolk 1747 (Blomefield, 4. 281). He was certainly 
rector of Gunton, a neighbouring parish 1774 on the presentation of Sir 
Charles Sanders: and there he died 1800 in his 85th year. [Gent. Mag. 
p. 699.) 

Benison, Thomas : son of John : born at Bolton [Lanes.]. School : Lancaster. 
Admitted sizar under W Trant 27 May 1732. Age 19. 

B.A. I73f. Admitted scholar (Lanes.) 29 June 1734. Probably head- 
master of Bentham School (between Settle and Lancaster): there in 1740: 
and still there in 1774 when his son, George, was admitted. 

Meetkerke (Meetkirke), Robert : son of Adolphus : born at Rushden. School : 
Buntingford. Admitted pensioner under M"" Trant 30 May 1732. Age 18. 

B.A. I73f ; M.A. 1739. Born 31 May 1714. Admitted scholar (Meet- 
kerke) Herts. 29 June 1734. His great grandfather D' Edw. Meetkerke was 
Professor of Hebrew and Canon of Ch. Ch., Oxford, and rector of Easton, 
Hants. : a brother, Adolphus, was matric"^. at New College, Oxford, 1721, and 
lived and died at Rushden. See Berry's Herts. Genealogies, 190. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1736 Sept.: licensed to Ickleford, Herts.: priest 1738 Sept. He 
resided till Dec. 1740. Chaplain to Vise*. Faulkland. Instituted to Ickleford 
and Pirton 24 Nov. 1748, which he held till his death : but I think that he 
was also headmaster of Darlington School 1750-5 (Carlisle, 1. 400) : though 
he sent no boys thence to Christ's. Had dispensation from Lambeth 5 Oct. 
1754 to hold the vicarage of Rickmansworth, distant 25 miles from Ickleford : 
this seems to have brought him southward again. He died 8 Jan. 1758. On 
12 April 1758 an order was made to pay his widow ten guineas : no reason is 
given. 

Simpson, John : son of William : born at Kimbolton, Hunts. School : Chester- 
field. Admitted sizar under M"" Trant 28 June 1732. Age 18. 

B.A. I73f ; M.A. 1739. Admitted scholar 22 June 1733. Ordained 



1732 227 

deacon, Lincoln, 1736 June; licensed to Covington, Hunts. : priest 1737 Sept. 
Instituted to vicarage of Upton, Lines. 28 May 1740. He was still in 
residence at Mich. 1741. 

Mason, Richard : son of Richard : born at Gargrave, Lanes. School : Skipton. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Cartwright 17 Apr. 1732. Age not given. 

LL.B. 1738. Baptised at Gargrave May 1714. M^' Cart Wright's last 
pupil : transferred with almost the whole body to M^' Trant at the end of the 
quarter. 

Lightfoot, John : son of Henry : born at Crediton, Devon. School : Exeter. 
Admitted pensioner under M^ Trant 27 May 1732. Age not given. 

Resided "in the Master's by the Parler" from Mid«. 1732-Dee. 1733. 

♦Withers, William: [no facts given]. Admitted 1 Dec. 1732. 

B.A. 173f ; M.A. 1740. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 29 June 
1734 : he was also Hawford and Mildmay exhibitioner. Perhaps a son of 
Will. Withers (1692), rector of Thrybergh, Yorks. 1723-49. Elected Fellow 
(Yorks.) 12 Sept. 1738, succeeding Will. Staniforth. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
1738 Sept. Priest 1739 June. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, 
Bunting and Walkhampton Preacher, and Steward 1740. Knapwell Preacher 
1743. Senior Dean 1745 : but he attended only one of the numerous meetings 
before 21 Apr. 1746, when his Fellowship was declared vacant. He had two 
or three pupils. On 1 June 1745 he was appointed to Fen Drayton, when Tho. 
Thompson resigned it : but this he resigned before April 1746. He was 
vicar of Bodley, Beds, possibly when he left Cambridge and also rector of 
Tankersley, Yorks., W.R. 1752-1771 (Hunter, ;S'. Yorks. 2. 304). Died 1771, 
aged 56. Married Jane, daughter of Samuel Buck of Rotherham. I have 
seen letters written from the College by M"^ Withers to Miss Buck during 
their engagement. 

Carr, John : son of Robert : born at Settle, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, under 
M^' [John] Carr. Admitted sizar under M^" Trant 1732: no month given. 
Age 20. 

B.A. 173^ ; M.A. 1740. Admitted scholar 29 June 1734. He came into 
residence Jan. 173|. Resided till Mich. 1741 (at least). 

Warren, Langhorn : 

M. A. 1739. Son of Robert (1697), D.D. and rector of Charlton. Matric^*. at 
Brasenose, Oxford 11 Apr. 1728, aged 17. B.A. (Oxford) 1735 : incorporated 
and M.A. (Christ's) 1739. {Al Ox. 1504.) Succeeded his father, who resigned 
in 1736, as rector of Charlton. Vicar of Hampstead 1740-62. Vicar of 
Dedham, Essex 21 Dec. 1759-61, when he resigned. Probably rector of West 
Bergholt 1752-56. (Morant, 2. 231— but called LL.B.— a degree which is 
not found.) Rector of Roding Morell, Essex 17 Dec. 1760-62. Died 26 June 
1762, after enjoying an undue share of preferment. (Ge7it. Mag. 1736, 685. 6 : 
1740, 430. 6.) 

Franks, William: 

M.A. 1739. Son of John of Loughborough, " pleb." : matric^'. at Lincoln 
College, Oxford 27 Mar. 1723, aged 17. B.A. (Oxford) 1726. Incorporated 
and M.A. (Christ's) 1739. Rector of Great Oxendon near Market Har- 
borough for 13 years : died 30 Dec. 1752 : so took M.A. at his appointment. 
Age given as 41 — which does not suit the figures above (Gent. Mag. 1793, ii. 
p. 1197). 

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228 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Hutton, Matthew : son of Matthew, arniiger : born in London. School : Bun- 
tingford. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Rooke 4 Jan. 1731. Age 16. 
Probably the Matt. Hutton son of Matthew, late of Newnham, Herts, 
who was admitted at Lincoln's Inn 25 Oct. 1732. Resided till Mich. 1736. 

Strode, William : son of George : born at Dyttisham, Devon. School : Totnes. 
Admitted fellow-commoner under M^" Rooke 4 April 1733. Age 22. 

His name is down for two quarters, till Mich. 1733 but without any charge : 
so it is doubtful whether he ever resided : the College has a silver cofFee-pot 
either given by him, or purchased out of his " Plate-Caution." Probably a 
member of the family of Strode of Newnham Park, Devon : but I cannot 
trace him. One Lieut. -Gen. William Strode, Colonel of 62nd battalion of 
foot, died at Gerrard Street, Soho 1776 {Gent. Mag. p. 47). 

Verney, Ralph : second son of [Ralph] Viscount Fermanagh. [No more facts.] 
Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Law 20 April 1733. Age not given: 
and no payment mentioned. M.A. 1736. Resided first under M^ Law, then 
under M'* Wigley : he is charged for rooms during eight years till Mids^ 1741 : 
but after Dec. 1737 the charge sinks from £1 to 3s. a quarter : and perhaps 
meant only chance residence. Admitted at the Middle Temple 16 June 1729. 
Son of Ralph, second Viscount Fermanagh and first Earl Verney : whom he suc- 
ceeded as second Earl Verney : his elder brother died while he was still at 
Cambridge, and he succeeded his father in 1752.^ M.P. for Wendover 1754 — 
the seat for which by his influence Edmund Burke was first returned to 
Parliament: for Carmarthen 1761 : for Bucks. 1768, 1775, 1780, and (after a 
defeat with ruinous expense in 1784) again in 1790 nine months before his 
death. His expenditure on elections was equalled b}'^ his expenditure on his 
house at Claydon where in a simpler but most magnificent style he proposed 
to rival the splendour of the Temples' house at Stowe. Burke thought that 
his services to the Whig party were insufficiently rewarded, and gives him the 
character of an exceptionally "indulgent, humane and moderate landlord," 
and a "protector to all the poor within his reach." But his extravagance 
ruined his large fortune : and during the latter years of his life he lived much 
at Calais. Soon after his final return to Parliament in 1790, the bailiffs were 
in possession of Claydon, and the furniture was seized and sold. His countess 
(Mary Herring, to whom he was married for 50 years) died suddenly 20 Jan. 
1791 — and two months later, on March 31, he died at his house in Curzon 
Street, aged about 78. (D.N.B. : Lipscombe, Bucks. 1. 179.) 

Garratt, Francis : son of Thomas : born at Uttoxeter. School : Burton-on- 
Trent, under M'' Jackson. Admitted pensioner under M^' Law 3 May 1733. 
Age 20. 

Admitted scholar (Staffs.) 29 June 1734. Resided till Xmas 1736 : then, 
apparently migrated to Magdalene, where he was LL.B. 1739. Probably 
curate of Navenby 1739-41. Died unmarried. Will proved 1772 (Hunter, 
F.M.G. 467). 

Alderson, Edmund : son of James : born at Halifax. School : Bradford, under 
M^ Butler. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" [Tho.] Alderson 7 May 
1733, after spending two years at Trinity. Age 19. 

LL.B. 1737. Transferred after one term as pupil to M^ Trant, under 
whom he resided till Mids'". 1737. 

Phipps, Samuel : son of John : [no facts given]. Admitted sizar under M^ Trant 
9 May 1733. Age 19. 

B.A. \1^^, M.A. 1761. Admitted scholar (Yorks.) 15 June 1737. Chap- 
lain to the Earl of Dundonald. Vicar of Denby near Penistone, Yorks. 



1733 229 

1751. (Hunter, S. Yorks. 2. 353.) Vicar of Heme Hill 21 Dec. 1754 (Lam- 
beth Register). Vicar of Silkstone, Yorks. 1757-99. (Hunter, 2. 224.) Had 
dispensation from Lambeth 26 May 1761 to hold also the (contiguous) vicarage 
of Penistone. Died 1799, aged 85. 

Wakelin, Richard : son of Francis : born at Reach, Cambs. School : Ely, under 
M^ Gunning. Admitted sizar under M^ Trant 28 May 1733. Age 19. 

B.A. \1^^, M.A. 1740. Kept "in the Master's in the sizar's chamber" 
till Lady Day 1738. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, by letters dimissory from 
Ely, 173-5- March: priest 1738 May; curate of Bluntisham, Hunts. Rector 
of Wentworth in the Isle of Ely 1743-98, when he died, aged 85, according 
to his tombstone in Wentworth churchyard. 

Preston, Christopher : son of Thomas : born at Long Preston, Yorks. School : 
Skipton, under M'" Wilkinson. Admitted sizar under M"" Neville 8 June 
1733. Age 20. 

B.A. 173f ; M.A. 1740. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, l1^ Mar.; licensed 
to Doynton [sic], Bucks. : priest 1738 May ; curate of Harrold, Beds. Rector 
of Tingrith, near Woburn, Beds. 18 May 1742 : his name appears in the 
parish register in 1741. In 1749 a M*' Tanqueray succeeds : Preston's death 
is not recorded : he may have had other preferment. (Letter from Rev. 
A. M. Dale.) 

Hardy, Edward : son of William : born at Park House, Lanes. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale, under M'' Noble. Admitted sizar under M'' Trant 16 June 1733. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 173«. Admitted scholar 9 Feb. 1735. 

Sewell, Hardwick : son of Thomas : born at Great Henny, Essex. School : 
Lavenham, under M'* Smithies. Admitted pensioner under M"" Robinson 
3 July 1733. Age 19. 

B.A. 173|^; M.A. 1741. Became fellow-commoner Mich. 1735. Resided 
till Mich. 1741 (at least). His mother was Eliz., daughter of Ri. Hardwick of 
Spalding, Lines, who died Aug. 1715. An elder brother, Thomas, was at 
Magdalene, and died 1721. (Morant, 2. 273.) Hardwick Sewell probably 
died childless, as the property passed to one Hardwick Sewell Richardson, 
a first cousin. 

AUix, Charles: son of Peter, D.D. : [no facts given]. Admitted 31 Aug. 1733. 
B.A. 173J; M.A. 1741. Pupil of M^ Trant from Mich. 1733: kept for 
some time in " the Starr Chamber " : afterwards a pupil of M'^ Thomas. 
Resided till Mich. 1743, at least. Peter Allix, his father, was the son of 
Peter, a French refugee; and was Archdeacon of Gloucester 1724, and Dean 
1738-80, when Hugh Thomas succeeded him. Charles Allix of S waff ham, 
Cambs. Married Catharine, daughter of Tho. Greene, Bishop of Ely 
(Agnew, French Protestant Exiles, 2. 242). Died at Swaffham at the end of 
1794, aged 78. His son Charles Wager (1767) and his grandson, Charles 
(1800). 

Harrison, George : [father not given] : born at Barbados. Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Trant 20 Oct. 1733. Age not given. 

M.B. 1740. Resided till Dec. 1739 ; then for one term as M'^ Harrison. 

Thompson, Richard Nichol : son of Richard, armiger : born at Coley [?], Bucks. 
School: Eton. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Rooke 22 Dec. 1733. 
Age 18. 

Resided from Jan. 1734 to Lady Day 1^735. 



230 • CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

^Chapman, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Billingham, Durham. School : 
Richmond, under M*" Close. Admitted pensioner under M'" Law 17 May 
1734. Age 17. 

B.A. 173J; M.A. 1741; LL.D. (Magd.) 1748; D.D. {lit. reg.) 1749. 
Admitted scholar 29 June 1734. Elected Fellow (succeeding Will. Trant) 
9 Dec. 1741. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1741 Dec: priest 174| March. 
Custos cistae 1743. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting and 
Walkhampton Preacher, and Steward 1745. Presented by John, Earl of 
Buckingham 12 July 1745 to the rectory of Hardmead, Bucks, (which he 
resigned in 1750). He signs last in the Order Book 25 Oct. 1746 and early in 
Jan. 174|^ he was appointed Master of Magdalene — though only 31 and there- 
fore ineligible by Statute — by the management of D'" Rooke, says Cole, to 
whom he also attributes Chapman's "marriage to a fortune" and King's 
chaplainship : his Fellowship was declared vacant 6 Feb. 174 J "his year of 
grace after having accepted the Mastership having expired the 9th of last 
month." Vice-Chan cellor 1748-9 : and as such took part together with 
D^" Edm. Keene, V.C. 1749-51, in the preparation of the very drastic regula- 
tions (passed June 1750) for the revival of discipline in the University, for 
which the wits of the day held D*" Rooke of Christ's ("George Crow" or 
"D^Rock"), Chapman ("Tom Forward"), Keene ("Mun" and "Acutus") 
responsible together with the new Chancellor, Thomas Pelham, Duke of 
Newcastle, installed 1 July 1749 ("Tom Standish, a sprightly volative 
fellow") : for a list of the sufficiently amusing publications on the subject see 
Cooper, Annals, 4. 280, and Wordsworth, Univ. Life, 617-32 : the University is 
described as a sick old lady, and the Heads as her sons, of whom Tom and 
Mun are specially active in befooling her : D^ Rock is charged with having 
given her very injurious pills (the regulations). Like Rooke and Keene 
Chapman came in for much hard hitting in these pamphlets, e.g. "Tom 
Forward has to a grain the same quantity of truth and honour as his brother, 
Sharp [Keene] : but in other respects he differs much from him. Tom is very 
pert and positive, and sometimes very rude and boisterous. 'Tis for this 
reason, I believe, that the inhabitants of Bridgetown have nicknamed him 
Bounce." (See Cole.) Chapman became by the patronage of the Crown 
rector of Kirkby-over-Blow, Yorks. 8 Dec. 1749. He was collated to the 
third stall of Durham 12 Dec. 1750. He might have had higher promotion : 
but he died 9 June 1760, aged 43. In 1754 he gave £21 to the University 
Library Fund. He was author of An Essay on the Roman Senate, 1750. He 
is referred to, but only by an asterisk, two or three times in Gray's works. 

Wilson, Thomas: [father and place of birth not given]. School: Giggleswick, 
under M'^ Carr. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Trant 1 June 1734. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 1738; M.A. 1742; D.D. 1764: resided till June 1738 only. He 
seems to have been preb^. of Carlisle, third stall, 20 April 1743. Probably 
vicar of Torpenhow 1743-73 (Whellan, 256). Dean of Carlisle 23 July 1764. 
He died 1778. 

Christian, Ewan : eldest son of John : born at Unerigg, Cumberland. School : 
Appleby, under M*" Yates. Admitted pensioner under M^' Law 12 Oct. 1734. 
Age 16. 

Born 28 July 1718, grandson of Ewan, first of the family at Unerigg, son 
of John Christian, lawyer, of Unerigg and of Milntown, Isle of Man, by his 
wife Bridget, daughter of Humphrey Senhouse, of Netherhall ; brother of 
Humphrey (adm*^. St John's 1737) afterwards Fellow of Christ's. Edm. Law 
married his sister [?] Mary of Unerigg in 1740. Admitted scholar 9 Feb. 



1734—1785 2^1 

1735. Kept in the Master's "by the Parlor" till Mids^ 1737, but took no 
degree. Admitted at Gray's Inn 26 May 1736 : and called to the Bar 
29 June 1742. Buried at Dearham, Cumberland, 16 Aug. 1752. 

Bedford, Arthur: 

M.A. 1740. Son of Robert Bedford of St Thomas, Bristol. Matric'^ at 
Brasenose, Oxford 172f, aged 18 : B.A. (Oxford) 173| : incorporated and M.A. 
(Christ's) 1741. {Al. Ox. 86.) Vicar of Sharnbrook, Beds. Feb. 1739-66. 
Married Temperance Alston of Odell, Beds, who died 27 July 1742, aged 
25 (Harvey, Hundred of Willey, Beds. 371). Also vicar of Poddington, 
Beds. Feb. 1739-66. Died 1 Apr. 1766 and buried at Sharnbrook {ih. 397). 
Author : a sermon preached 9 Oct. 1746 at the General Thanksgiving for the 
suppression of the late unnatural rebellion. 

Marlow, Michael: 

M.A. 1740. Son of Mich. Marlow, gent., of St Leonards, Midds. Matri- 
culated at Brasenose, Oxford 9 April 1728, aged 16: B.A. (Oxford) 1731: 
incorporated and M.A. (Christ's) 1741. Vicar of Nazeing, Essex, 1752. 
Chaplain of Aske's Hospital, Hoxton. Rector of Lackford, Suff*. 1761 : also 
of Freston St Peter, till his death 30 Jan. 1795. {Al. Ox. 913.) 

De Grey, Thomas : eldest son of Thomas : bom at Merton, Norfolk. School : 
Bury, under M^" Kynnesman. Admitted fellow-commoner under M^" Rooke 
25 April 1735. Age 17. 

Came into residence Easter 1735 : resided till Xmas 1737. Born 1717, 
eldest son of Thomas de Grey of Merton, by his wife Eliz. Wyndham of 
Felbrigg. Very tall and thin : called " Long Tom." Lived when young with 
his father at Bury. After the death of M*" S. Fisher of Bury in 1738 
managed the Fisher estates : married in 1746 the heiress, the fifth Eliz. 
Fisher who married in succession the owner of Merton : she died 15 Jan. 
1750, aged 20. M.P. for Norfolk 1764, and 1768 : the chair in which he was 
carried after the election of 1764 (which is said to have cost him £10,000) is 
preserved at Merton. Lieut.-Col. of the western battalion of the Norfolk 
Militia 1764. Died without issue, and buried at Merton, 28 June 1781. 
{Gent. Mag. July 1825.) 

Forde, William: son of John: born at Stone Hall, Pembroke. School: St 
Petrox, under M'' Rowe. Admitted pensioner under M^" Thomas 22 May 
1735. Age 18. 

B.A. 173f. Admitted scholar 9 Feb. 1735. 

Steggall, William : son of William : born at Troston, Suffolk. School : Bury, 
under M^ Kynnesman. Admitted sizar under M"" Trant 11 June 1735. 
Age 20. 

B.A. 173|; M.A. 1753. Admitted scholar 9 Feb. 1735. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 173| March : licensed to Ash wood (? Astwood), Bucks. : priest, 
Norwich, 1739 Dec. : and instituted to Wyverstone, Suff. 24 Dec. 1739-1794 
on the presentation of Sir Tho. Barnardiston. Chaplain to Dowager Countess 
CornwaUis: had dispensation 17 Sept. 1764, to hold also the rectory of Little 
Oakley, Essex, distant 30 miles. Rector of Hessett St Ethelbert, Suffolk, 
1778-86. Rector of Hawsted, Suffolk, 28 March 1786-94, succeeding the 
historian Sir John Cullum, patron, Sir The. Gery CuUum. Died 1794, aged 
78 : buried at Wyverstone. 

Carr, William. : son of William : born at Langcliff, Yorks. School ^ Giggleswick, 
under M} Carr. Admitted sizar under M*" Trant 13 Sept. 1735. Age 19. 
B.A. 17f «. Admitted scholar 15 Ju«e 1737. Resided till Mich. 1741 at 



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least. Probably born 1715. Son of Will. Carr and of Alice Dawson of 
LangclifF, near Settle. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 17JJ March: licensed to 
Wanlip, Leics. : possibly the man who became rector of Swineshead, Hunts., 
30 June 1757, and died rector before Feb. 1760. On the other hand, a Will. 
Carr was appointed Master of the Grammar School, Slaidburn in Craven 1740 ; 
the same probably who was instituted to the vicarage of Great Mitton in Craven, 
near Whalley 1761, and held it till his death Aug. 1771. (Morant-Whitaker, 
23, and 41.) Probably one of these two was Will. Carr B.A. (St John's) in 
the same year (see Scott, Admissions to St John^s^ p. 473), and born at Leeds. 



The admissions for the year 1736-7 are wanting in the Admission Book. 
The praelector was M"* Staniforth. 



Dawson, George: 

Matric*^. sizar 1735 : first appears (as pupil of M*" Trant) in the Residence 

book at Xmas 1735 : but admitted scholar (Lanes.) 9 Feb. 1735. B.A. 1739. 

Ordained deacon, Lincoln, I7f^ Mar. and licensed to Sandon, Leics. : priest 
: 1743 May. Vicar of Rushden, Herts. 20 Aug. 1750. 

Lister, Anthony: 

Matriculated pensioner 1736. His name appears first in the Residence 
book (without charge) at Lady Day 1736; resided in the following quarter. 
B.A. 17fJ. Resided till June 1740. He was a Carr Exhibitioner, therefore 
from Giggleswick school : possibly an elder brother of Tho. Lister (1744), born 
at Giggleswick. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1740 June. Licensed to Astwood, 
Bucks. : where Denny Cole (see below) succeeded him in the following 
February. Probably vicar of Giggleswick 28 May 1741-56, when he died. 
(Morant-Whitaker, 166.) 

Cole, Denny: 

Matriculated pensioner 1736. Son of Denny Cole of Sudbury, attorney; 
and admitted at Bury School, 1730. Appears as a pupil of M^^Makin at the 
end of the Mids'". quarter 1736. Admitted scholar (Suffolk) 15 June 1737. 
B.A. 17fJ; M.A. 1745. Resided till Xmas 1740. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 
174^ Feb. : licensed to Astwood, Bucks. He was rector of Sudbury and 
afterwards of Wickham Market. Also rector of Bulwick, Peterborough 
4 June 1770. Rector of Stoke Ash, Suffolk 13 Aug. 1789-90, patron, John 
Cole, B.A. Died 1790, aged 73. 

Farrar, William: 

Matriculated sizar 1736. Came into residence, under M'" Wilding at Mich. 
1736. Admitted scholar (Lanes.) 15 June 1737. B.A. 17fJ; M.A. 1743. 
A subscriber to Sanderson's ^^^e6ra, 1740. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1740 
June; licensed to Great Munden, Herts. : priest 1741 Sept. still at Munden. 

Calvert, Thomas: 

Appears as pupil of M'^ Trant in the Residence book at Xmas 1735. Ad- 
mitted scholar (Yorks.) 15 June 1737. B.A. 17f§. 

De Grey, William: 

Second son of Thomas De Grey of Merton : brother of Thomas (1735). 
Probably admitted at Christ's in this (missing) year: stated in D.N.B. to 
have been educated there. Admitted at the Middle Temple : barrister 1742 : 



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K.C. 1758. M.P. for Newport, Cornwall 1761-70 ; for Cambridge University 
1770-1. Attorney General 1766-71. Chief Justice of Common Pleas, 1771- 
80, when he was created Baron Walsingham. Died 1781. 

Hoar, John: 

M.A. 1743. Matriculated at Pemb. Coll., Oxford 2 Mar. 172J, aged 18, 
son of John Hoar of West Haddon, Northants., "pleb." B.A. 1731. Incor- 
porated and M.A. (Christ's) 1743. 

Here the Admission Book begins again. 

Dayrell, Brownlow : son of Francis : born in London at Kensington. School : 
private, under M"" Coxe. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Neville 1 Dec. 
1736. Age 19. 

Came into residence Jan. 173|^ and resided till June 1740. Elder son of 
Francis Dayrell (1704) of Castle Camps, by his wife Eliz. Witchcombe of 
Braxted Lodge, Essex, who was co-heiress of Sir Brownlow Sherard of Lopthorp, 
Lines. : brother of Marmaduke (1740). Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 2 June 
1738. A Bencher of the Inn. Died 1773 : buried at Shudy Camps. 

Waite, Richard : son of Joseph : born at Bolton, Yorks. School : Bolton, under 
M^ Carr [James (171^)]. Admitted sizaf under M'" Neville 1 Jan. 173f. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 174^. Admitted scholar 27 June 1738. Kept at the Master's in 
the attic, over the parlour. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1741 May : licensed to 
Astwood, Bucks, (succeeding Denny Cole). Vicar of Kirkby Malham in Craven 
1747-75, when he died. 

*Willey, John : son of Robert : born at Royston, Cambs. School : Oakham, under 
M*" Adcock. Admitted sizar under M*" Wilding 25 Jan. 173i. Born 19 July 
1721. 

B.A. 174? ; M.A. 1744. Admitted scholar 15 June 1737. Elected Fellow 
(succeeding M*" Harwell) 14 Mar. 174-J. Ordained priest, Lincoln, 1745 Sept. 
. Custos cistae 1742. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting and 
Walkhampton Preacher, and Steward 1744. Knapwell Preacher 1745. Senior 
Dean 1747, 1751, 1757, 1759. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 
1750. Hebrew Lecturer 1754-6. He acted as curate of Boxworth, Cambs. 
1756-8. Senior Proctor 1758-9. Scrutator 1760-1. Presented to Fen Dray ton 
28 July 1749, succeeding M' Hankinson. Had a lease of the tithes of Hapton 
(same succession) 20 July 1751 — but remained in residence. Took two or 
three pupils in 1747, and 1748. Presented to Kegworth (in place of Jonathan 
Wigley who had been presented, but died during his year of grace) 5 Sept. 
1761. Fellowship declared vacant 28 Oct. 1762. Died 19 Sept. 1789, aged 68 
(Nichols, Leics. 3. 858). 

Windham, James : [father not given] : born at Great Braxted, Essex. School : 
Eton. Admitted pensioner under M*" Law 25 Jan. 1731 Born 5 Nov. 1717. 
LL.B. 1743. Admitted scholar 15 June 1737. Transferred to M'' Wigley, 
when M*" Law ceased to reside. Ordained deacon, Norwich, as " student in 
civil law" 1742 Sept. : priest, Dec: licensed to Earsham. Presented by 
T. de Grey to Washbrook, Suff. : instituted 4 Jan. 174f. 

*Dix, Charles : son of Charles : born at Norwich. School : Norwich, under 
M'- Reddington. Admitted sizar under W Neville 31 Mar. 1737. Age 16. 

B.A. 174^ ; M.A. 1744. « Admitted scholar 15 June 1737. Elected Fellow, 
in place of M'" Neville 16 Mar. 174i. Th«4-e is a College Order that on 15 Mar. 



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174i "at a meeting of the Master and Fellows for the examination of the 
nominati for the now vacant Fellowship, viz. D** Dix, D* Meachem, D^ Murhall, 
D^ French, and, none of them appearing, it was alledg'd on behalf of D^ Dix 
that he went out of College by advice of his Physician D^ Mott for the 
recovery of his health, and a certificate was produced under the hand of his 
Physician at Norwich, D^ Bennet, ' that his present Illness and the Coldness 
of the Weather made it quite unsafe for him to undertake a Journey to 
Cambridge.' " The weather improved, for he was admitted 22 April. Ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 19 Feb. 174| (by the Bishop of London at St Paul's). 
Custos cistae 1744. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, Walk- 
hampton and Knapwell Preacher, and Steward 1746. In 1750 the rectory 
of Gateley was vacant by the resignation of M*" Thomas : none of the senior 
Fellows, Jon. Wigley, Hankinson, or Willey, would take it at the sacrifice 
of their Fellowship : and though they as senior preachers were statutably 
entitled to hold Gateley with their Fellowship, the Society would not elect 
anyone on those terms. On Dec. 24, an order was made to present Dix, 
signed by the Master and 1 2 Fellows : at the side of their signatures there is 
written by the Master: "Mem: M*" Dix was agreed to be presented though 
not the Senior on his promising to quitt his Fellowship at the expiration of a 
year of Grace." He actually resigned 5 April 1752. He held Gateley for 
50 years : and in 1796 he was presented by the College on the resignation of 
Tho. Brand, to the adjoining vicarage of Brisley : the two have ever since 
been held together. He died 1 May 1801 at Bath, aged 80. He left the 
College ^100, brought to account Lady Day 1804 as paid to M*" Walter, then 
rector. M.I. on north wall of Brisley chancel. His widow, "a lady of 
exemplary piety and charity" died at Bath 1805. 

*Meacheni, Samuel : son of Robert : born in Essex. School : Maldon, under 
M^ Hay. Admitted sizar under M^ Makin 4 June 1737. Bom 10 Sept. 1718. 
B.A. 174^; M.A. 1744. Admitted scholar 15 June 1737. Elected Fellow, 
on the death of M"" Makin 10 Jan. 174|. He held no College office and 
13 July 1745 his resignation by letter was announced. He had been presented 
by the Governors of St Bartholomew's Hospital to the rectory of Little 
Wakering, Essex: instituted 26 July 1744. He died before April 1748. 
(Morant, 1. 308.) 

*Swainson, Thomas : son of Laurence : born in Yorkshire. School : Skipton, 
under M'" Wilkinson. Admitted sizar under M"" Neville 1 3 June 1 737. Age 1 7. 
B.A. 174J; M.A. 1744. Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1740, having previously 
held a Petyt Exhibition. Elected Fellow (in place of M^ Withers) 25 Apr. 
1746. Custos cistae 1749. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, 
Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher, and Steward 1750. Senior Dean 1755. 
Presented to Bourn, in place of M'^ Bunchley 2 April 1754. But in Dec. 
1755 he died at Otley, Yorks. and M'' Tho. Wray was appointed to succeed 
him both as Senior Dean and as vicar of Bourn. His will was proved at 
York May 1756. 

*Jones, Dearing : [father not given] : born at Ely. Educated by his father. 
Admitted pensioner under M'' Neville. Age 17. 

B.A. 174J ; M.A. 1744. Finch and Baines scholar 27 June 1738 : described 
as of Middlesex [was he born at Ealing (Eliensis) ?]. Kept in the Master's 
over the parlour. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1743 Sept. Elected Fellow 29 Nov. 
1743 in place of M'' Cornwallis (when some " person " who had been nominated 
6 Nov. had been declared by the Visitor to be statutably disqualified : no 
other candidate was brought forward at a meeting on 25 Nov.). Gustos cistae 



1737 235 

1745. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, \yalkhampton and 
Knapwell Preacher, and Steward 1747. Senior Dean, Senior Greek Lecturer 
and Mildmay Preacher 1752. Presented to Navenby 12 June 1753, on the 
death, after 50 years' tenure, of Sir Simon Every : and held it for the same 
length of time. Fellowship declared vacant on the ground of marriage 29 Dec. 
1753. Died 12 Nov. 1803, and buried in the chancel of Navenby church. 
According to Gent. Mag. 1803, p. 1098 he was also at his death vicar of St 
Andrew, Cambridge. His son, Dearing, admitted 1777. 

*Murhall, Thomas : son of William : born at Bucknall, Staffs. School : 
Dilhorn, under M»' Slade. Admitted pensioner under M*" Law 29 Oct. 1737. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 174|; M.A. 1746. Ordained priest, Norwich (by lit. dim. from Ely) 
174| Mar. Elected Fellow, in place of M^- Meachem 17 July 1745 : admitted 
24 Sept. Gustos cistae 1747. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, 
Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher, and Steward 1748. Senior Dean 1753, 
1761. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1754-6. Hebrew Lecturer 
1756-8. Steward 1762. Senior Proctor 1764-5. Scrutator 1765-6. Curate 
of Fen Drayton (succeeding M*" Willey) 20 July 1751 : signs the register 1754-6. 
Presented to Caldecot (succeeding Jon. Wigley) 18 May 1761. Presented to 
Ciipstone 19 Nov. 1771 and instituted 6 Jan. 1772. But before the year of 
grace expired Moulton fell vacant by the death of M^ Gee — for the first time 
since the purchase of the advowson in 1736 : and on 26 June 1772 he was 
presented to it. Also vicar of Lakenheath 1 Jan. 1780—84. Died before 
6 July 1784 when Edw. Wilson was presented. Murhall was instituted to 
Moulton by the Archbishop 6 July 1772 it being "in the peculiar and imme- 
diate jurisdiction of the Cathedral of Canterbury." Cole has a note that 
Murhall's "presentation to a better living after having served the Church 
living at Caldecot has occasioned some disputes between the Master and 
Fellows." The dispute (see my History of Christ's, p. 256) was on the old 
question whether a Fellow should be presented (as he legally might under 
certain circumstances) to a living without vacating his Fellowship. See 
under Joshua Wigley (p. 245) who desired both. Murhall was content with 
Moulton. 

It is remarkable that out of a year of only eight men, five should be elected 
to Fellowships : viz. Willey, Dix, Meachem, Swainson and Murhall. 

*Christian, Humphry : 

Born at Unerigg, Cumberland, 4 Oct. 1720: son of John and Bridget 
Christian: brother of Ewan Christian (1734). School: Appleby, under 
M^ Yates. Admitted at St John's 29 Oct. 1737. B.A. (St John's) 174^^; M.A. 
1745. Elected Fellow of Christ's (succeeding D' Rooke, the Master) lO Apr. 
1745. Ordained priest, Norwich, 1745 June. Gustos cistae 1746. Resigned 
his Fellowship (for what reason does not appear) 8 Dec. 1746. Married at 
Tivetshall in 1748 Eliz., daughter of Job. Brett of Seaming. Rector of 
Burnham Deepdale 1749-66, also rector of Palgrave, Suffolk, 12 June 1755—57 : 
and rector of Knapton (Norfolk) 4 Aug. 1759. Vicar of Docking 28 Jan. 1766 : 
he held both Knapton and Docking till his death 31 July 1773. His sister, 
Mary, married Edm. Law, Fellow of Christ's. Had four children born at 
Botesdale : Edward, the eldest son, took the name of Hare on succeeding to 
the Docking Hall estate under the will of M^'^ Henley, daughter of Hugh Cha. 
Hare : a daughter Mary married the Rev. Ja. Ste. Lushington. Portraits of 
Humphry and Eliz. Christian (both buried at Docking) in Docking Hall. 
(Information from Miss C. C. Hare, great-granddaughter.) 



236 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Tayler, Joseph : 

Pupil of M^ Trant. Came into residence Mids. 1737 : resided under 
M"^ Trant (then under M'' Thomas) till Mids. 1743. Matriculated fellow- 
commoner 1738 Dec. M.B. 1743; M.D. 1748. Subscribed (1740) to Sander- 
son's Algebra. Probably father of Jos. Tayler, adm. 1785, who was born at 
Lynn and educated at Bury. 

French, George : [father and birthplace not given] : of Norfolk. School : Bury, 
under M"" Kin[ne]sman. Admitted sizar under M'" Makin 4 Jan. 173|. Age 
not given. 

B.A. 1741; M.A. 1745. Second son of John French (adm. 170|) rector 
of Great Saxham. Allowed an exhib*^. from Bury, 1739 June. Admitted 
scholar 27 June 1738. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1742 June : licensed to 
Rougham. Curate of Gedding near Bury St Edmunds from 1743 to 1758. 
Died 1762 (S.H.A.H.). Brother of Robert (174|). 

Morewood, John : son of Rowland : born at Alfreton, Derbs. School : Chester- 
field, under M'" Burrow. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"" Wigley 20 Jan. 
173 J. Age 19. 

Rowland Morewood, Sheriff of Derbs. 1707, was son of John (1660) by 
his wife Eliz. Wigley of Mansfield and grandson of Rowland (162f). John 
Morewood came into residence January 173|^, and resided one year. He died 
unmarried 1758 and was buried at Alfreton (Hunter, F.M.G. 1066). 

Shilleto, John : son of John : of Yorkshire. School : Beverley, under M*" Clarke. 
Admitted sizar under M'" Thomas 5 April 1738. Age not given. 

Came into residence Easter 1738 and resided till Xmas : migrated to 
Trinity, where he was admitted (as Joh. Shilitto) 19 Jan. 173| : B.A. (there) 
174i; M.A. 1752. Vicar of Headon, Notts. 11 Aug. 1744: rector of the 
• same 22 May 1760 : presented in both cases by Lady Judith Wasteneys. 

Arthur, Charles: of Yorks. : [no further facts given by the praelector, Ri. Wilding]. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Trant 8 April 1738. Age not given. 

He was son of Cha. Arthur, vicar of Wadsworth near Doncaster, one of 
the original members of the Doncaster Society 1714, by his wife Grace Pollard 
of Crigglestone : baptised at Wadsworth 5 Dec. 1719. Admitted scholar 
14 Mar. 1740. Buried at Great St Andrew's 4 Apr. 1741. 

Brown, James : [father not given] : born at Stainforth, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M*" Carr. Admitted sizar under Mess'"^ Thomas and Makin 
22 Apr. 1738. Age not given. [This is the first partnership of tutors I have 
met with. In the Residence book the pupils appear under one only — doubtless 
the sponsor to the College — in this case M^ Thomas.] 

B.A. (Browne) 1741 ; M.A. 1754 ; Carr Exhibitioner 1738. One Ja. Brown 
was vicar of Blackwell, Derbs. : patron, the Crown 1771-4, when he died. 

Hardy, William : son of " the Rev. M^ Hardy " : born at Merfield [Mirfield], Yorks. 
School : Kirkby Lonsdale, under M*" Noble. Admitted sizar under Mess'^ 
Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 26 May 1738. Age not given. 

B.A. 1741; M.A. 1745. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 174|^ March; licensed 
to Astwood, Bucks, (fourth in succession, coming after Ri. Waite). Probably 
rector of Eastwell, Kent (patron, the Earl of Winchelsea) 16 July 1745. 
Rector of Middleton-Keynes, Bucks. 18 Apr. 1752, on the presentation of 
Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, but died before he took possession (Lipscombe, 
4. 247). 



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White, Thomas: son of Thomas: born at Tattingstone, Suffolk. School: Hackney, 
under M^' Newcome. Admitted fellow-commoner under M»' Law 31 May 1738. 
Age not given. 

Resided under M*" Law, then under M'" Wigley, till Xmas 1742. Admitted 
at the Middle Temple 29 Apr. 1741. 

Hall, William : [father not given] : born at Kirkham, Lanes. School : Kirkham, 
under M' Taylor. Admitted sizar under Mess*** Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 
23 June 1738. Age not given. 

Came into residence Mids. 1738 : resided till Mids. 1740. Admitted 
scholar 30 June 1739. Died before June 1741 (Fishwick, Hist, of Kirkham^ 
153). 

Wanley, George : son of William, armiger : [no more facts]. Admitted pensioner 
under Mess'^ Thomas and Makin 29 June 1738. Age not given. 

Possibly a younger brother of Fra. Wanley, 172| (who was a Fellow till 
1738) : does not appear in the Study-rents, and probably never resided. 

Marshall, John : son of William, armiger : born at Theddlethorpe, Lines. School : 
not given. Admitted pensioner under Mess'^ Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 
3 July 1738. Age 17. 

Second son of Will. Marshall of East Theddlethorpe, by his wife Frances 
Willerton of Alford. His age must be given wrongly, as he was baptised 
2 July 1719 (Lines, pedigrees, 650). Died at Cambridge and buried at Great 
St Andrew's 29 Dec. 1739. 

Marshall, William : son of William : born at Theddlethorpe. School : not given. 
Admitted pensioner under Mess"^ Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 3 July 1738. 
Age 16. 

Third son of Will. Marshall of East Theddlethorpe: brother of John, above: 
age perhaps wrongly given, as he was baptised 20 May 1723. Resided till 
Mich. 1745, but took no degree. Sheriff of Lines. 1755. Married at Louth 
18 Aug. 1757 Grace, daughter of Rob. Cracroft of Hackthorne, by whom he 
had four sons and one daughter. Died at Theddlethorpe 3 Oct. 1770, aged 47, 
and buried there (Lines. pedig7'ees, 650). 

Green, Christopher: son of Christopher, M.D. : born in Cambridge. School: 
Ely, under M} Gunning. Admitted pensioner under M"" Trant 6 July 1738. 
Age not given. 

B.A. 174|; M.A. 1745. Admitted scholar 30 June 1739. His father 
was, I presume, Chris. Green, M.D. of Emmanuel 1717 : and his grandfather 
Chris., M.D. of Caius, Regius Professor of Physic 1700-41. Said to have 
been twice married but childless [yet one Chris, son of Chris, born in Cam- 
bridge was admitted 1766] : and to have died 1773 or 1774. In Nichol's 
Anecdotes, 1. 694 it is said that he left £700 or £800 to M*" Chapman of 
Cambridge it having been agreed between them that the survivor should 
succeed to his friend's money. 

Hotblack, Anthony : of Westmoreland : [no other facts given]. Admitted sizar 
under M' Wigley 20 Oct. 1738. Age not given. 

He resided one year till June 1739 : his Study-rent is surprisingly high for 
a sizar. In 1739 Dec. he was ordained deacon, Lincoln, and licensed to 
Hitchin : priest 1740 Nov. as curate of Hoi well and Hitchin. 

Mostyn, Roger : son of Roger, baronet : born at Mostyn, Flint. School : West- 
minster, under D^' Nichol. Admitted pensioner under Mess'^ Thomas (sponsor) 
and Makin 28 Apr. 1739. Age 19. 

B.A. 174f ; M.A. 1745 (with the not%in the Cat. Grad. " Dominae Essexiae 



238 CHRIST'S- COLLEGE 

Mostyn filius "). Sixth son of Sir Roger Mostyn, and of Essex, daughter of 
Dan., Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham. Admitted scholar (? Finch and 
Baines — the record is defective) 30 June 1739. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 
1745 Dec: priest 174|- Feb.: title "his own estate": testimonial from 
St John's of which he was admitted a fellow-commoner 12 Feb. 1744, and 
from Cornwallis, Thomas, Hankinson and D. Jones of Christ's. Ptector of 
Eastling, Kent 174|, patron, Daniel, Earl of Winchelsea. Rector of Christleton, 
Chesh. 1752-75. Prebendary of Chester 23 June 1760-75. Canon of Windsor 
23 Sept. 1774-5. Died 11 Apr. 1775. 

Brome, James : son of James : born at Sudbury, Suflfolk. School : Lavenham, 
under M^' Smythies. Admitted sizar under Mess'"^ Thomas (sponsor) and 
Makin 19 Jupje 1739. Age 19. 

B.A. 1744 (Mids.). Came into residence Mids. 1739, but matric'i. Dec. 
1741. Admitted scholar 30 June 1739. Son of James (1697) rector of Great 
Henney and Great Pebmarsh, near Sudbury: and grandson of James (1666) 
the traveller. 

Chalmers, Henry: son of James: born at Lamarsh, Essex. School: Earl's 
Colne, under M*' Stringer. Admitted sizar under Mess^"^ Thomas (sponsor) 
and Makin 19 June 1739. Age 17. 

B.A. 1743 (Mids.); M.A. 1757. Admitted scholar 30 June 1739. Vicar 
of Earl's Colne, Essex 5 Nov. 1755. Chaplain to the Earl of Denbigh. Had 
dispensation from Lambeth 28 Feb. 1760 to hold also the rectory of Little 
Waltham, distant 18 miles. 

Wilson, George : son of James : born at Nottingham. School : Repton, under 
M^ Fletcher. Admitted pensioner under M'" Wigley 23 June 1739. Age 14. 
Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1740. Buried at Great St Andrew's 25 Nov. 
1742. 

Sherson, William : son of William : born at Buntingford. School: Buntingford, 
under his father. Admitted sizar under M^ Wilding 25 June 1739. Age 15. 
B.A. 174|. Admitted scholar (Herts.) 30 June 1739. Son of Will. 
Sherson (or Shierson) (170f), Master of Buntingford. 

Ayrton, William : son of William : born at Gargrave, Yorks. School : Skipton, 
under M^* Wilkinson. Admitted sizar under M' Neville 30 June 1739. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 174f. Baptised at Gargrave 19 Nov. 1719, son of Will, and Anne 
Ayrton. Transferred to M^ Makin after M*' Neville ceased to reside. A 
scholar on Bp. Ward's foundation : but admission not found. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1743 Sept. : priest 1745 June. 

Robinson, James : son of James : born at Ely. School : Ely, under Mr Gunning. 
Admitted sizar under M^ Neville 26 Oct. 1739. Age 16. 

B.A. 174f. Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1740. Kept in the attic "over 
the parlour." Ordained deacon, Ely, 1746 May, and licensed to Mepal : priest 
1748 June. 

Hobart, John : son of Baron Hobart : born at Greenwich. School : Westminster, 
under D^ Nichol. Admitted as nobleman under M'' Rooke 30 Oct. 1739. 
Age 17. 

Came into residence Jan. 17f J : resided till Mich. 1743. Son of John, 
Baron Hobart of Blickling (1728) and Earl of Buckinghamshire (1746), by 
his wife Judith, daughter of Rob. Britiffe, Recorder of Norwich. M.P. for 
Norwich 1747-56. Succeeded as second Earl of Buckinghamshire 22 Sept. 
1756. Ambassador to Russia, 1762 : where he resided till Jan. 1765. Refused 



1739—1740 



a mission to Spain in 1766. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Dec. 1766 : recalled 
1780 : having been unable to cope with Irish disaffection, though in his office 
" free trade was granted to Ireland, and a Roman Catholic Relief Bill, as well 
as a Bill for relieving Irish dissenters from the sacramental test, was passed." 
Married (1) Mary Anne, daughter of Sir Tho. Drury of Overstone, (2) Caroline 
Conolly of Stratton Hall : three sons by his second wife died, one in infancy. 
Died at Blickhng Hall 3 Sept. 1793, aged 70. "Fat, fair, sweet, and seen 
through in a moment " (Horace Walpole). Uncle (on the father's side) of Cha. 
Hen. and of Hen. Louis (1793). (D.N.B.) 



Howe, Thomas : third son of Baron Chedworth : born at Miserdine, Glos. 
Educated at Mickleton, Glos., under M"^ Smith. Admitted pensioner under 
W Thomas 25 Oct. 1739. Age 23. 

M.A. 1741. Resided till Mids. 1746 : at least paid the full rent for his 
rooms till Mich. 1745, afterwards 3s. a quarter. Ordained deacon, Glos., 17JJ 
Jan. : priest, Salisbury, 1740 June. Rector of Wishford, Wilts. : he also 
had dispensation 24 Feb. 174| to hold the rectory of Kingston Deverill, 
distant four miles. Married Frances, daughter of Tho. White of Tattingstone, 
Suff., I suppose sister of Tho. White (1738). Died 1776. (D.N.B. under his 
son Tho. Howe.) 



Thompson, John : son of John : born at Settle, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, 
under M' Carr. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 
29 Jan. 17f§. Age 17. 

B.A. 1742. Admitted scholar 3 July 1742. Probably vicar of Giggles- 
wick on the presentation of Mary Lister, widow, 10 Sept. 1756-82, when he 
died (Morant-Whi taker, 167). One John Thompson, B.A., was lecturer at St 
Anne's Chapel, Newcastle, 18 July 1754. 

*Wray, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Bentham, Yorks. School : Bentham, 
under M^' Bennison [1732]. Admitted sizar under Mess*'^ Thomas (sponsor) 
and Makin 29 Mar. 1740. Age 17. 

B.A. 174J ; M.A. 1747 ; D.D. 1762. Born 1 May 1723, son of Tho, Wray, 
farmer, who died in early life. Admitted scholar 3 July 1742. Elected Fellow 
succeeding Tho. Thomson 25 Apr. 1746. Ordained priest, Norwich, 1746 
Dec. Gustos cistae 1750. Junior Moderator 175^. Head lecturer. Junior 
Dean and Catechist, Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher, and 
Steward 1752. Presented to Croxton 4 July 1755 ; but on 30 Dec. 1755 
presented to Bourn, on the death of M^" Swainson, whom he also succeeded 
ten days earlier as Senior Dean : the two posts were compatible. Senior 
Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1756-8. He took pupils from 1754 
with Tho. Swainson, and during 1756 with Ant. Shepherd: never as sole 
tutor. He ceded Bourn before Mar. 1758 : and his Fellowship was declared 
vacant 18 Dec. 1758. He was chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 
Matt. Hutton of Christ's, who presented him to the rectory of Great Chart, 
Kent, probably at the end of 1757. Had dispensation 2 Apr. 1760 to hold 
also the rectory of Rucking, distant seven miles : and on 18 April 1761, 
while still rector of Chart, to hold also the rectory of Wittersham, distant 
14 miles : collated to it May 2. In 1762, by a sudden move, he became vicar 
of Rochdale: where he died 22 Feb, 1778 and was buried within the altar rails. 
(Whitaker, Whallet/, 2. 430.) A pious, abstemious, mortified man, never 
married (Nichol, Anec. 9. 698). "In 1763 he almost ruined himself by 
obtaining at the urgent request of the parishioners [of Rochdale] an Act of 
Parliament to enable him to lease the glebe-lands which abutted upon the 
town and were required for building piirposes." (Whitaker, i6.) This was 



240 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

to the benefit of his successors. "Of weak constitution, of most amiable 
deportment yet a zealous reprover of vice both in public and in private... 

While modest Wray, with silent grace 
Just steals a meaning smile." ib. 

A squib on "the Rochdale vicar," 5 Aug. 1820, sums him up in one line. 

" The Arch-cook at Lambeth four dishes has sent 
To feast us at Rochdale — how kind ! 
The first was plain Wray, with a sauce of content." 

(Croston-Baines, 3. 34.) The remaining three receive less favourable comment. 

*Hayes, Richard : son of James: born at Cluer [Clewer], Berks. School : Eton, 
under D^ George. Admitted pensioner under Mess'^ Thomas (sponsor) and 
Makin 4 June 1740. Age 19. 

B.A. 174f ; M.A. 1747. Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1740. Elected Fellow 
(in place of M^ Whitmell) 16 Dec. 1745. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1746 
May : priest, Sept. Gustos cistae 1748. Praelector, Junior Dean and Cate- 
chist, Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher, and Steward 1749. 
Senior Dean 1754. His fellowship was declared vacant 18 Nov. 1756 : he 
signs last 21 Jan. 1756, and had probably taken a living, which I have not 
traced out. 

Collier, William : son of Richard : born at Stapleford, Cambs. School : Bury, 
under M^ Kinfnelsman. Admitted sizar under M^" Rooke 16 June 1740. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 174f ; M.A. 1747. Admitted scholar 3 July 1742. Resided till 
Lady Day 1754: though ordained deacon, Norwich, 1744 Sept. and licensed 
to Haddiscoe and Toft Monks: priest, Ely, 1746 Dec. Rhetorick Lecturer 
1749-53. Was the lectureship declared vacant because he had been presented 
to two livings? Vicar of Stapleford till at least 1777 ; on 28 Apr. 1753 had 
a dispensation to hold also Swaffham St Cyriac and Swaff'ham St Mary, distant 
10 miles. 

Pym, tedmonds : son of John : born at Wymondley, Herts. School : Bunting- 
ford, under M*" Sherson. Admitted pensioner under M' Wilding 26 June 
1740. Age 15. 

B.A. (^Edmonds Pym) 1744 (Mids.). Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1740. 
Resided till Xmas 1746. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1777 [sic] Sept. : and 
instituted to rectory of Radwell, Herts. Resigned before Mar. 1786, when 
Wollaston Pym (1775) succeeded. Died 19 Oct. 1807, aged 83, at Baldock. 

Dayrell, Marmaduke : son of Francis, armiger : born in Middlesex. Educated 
at Kensington, under M' Cox. Admitted pensioner under the Master 29 Nov. 
1740. Age 18. 

Resided till Mids. 1742. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 10 July 1739. Of 
Shudy Camps, succeeding his brother Brownlow, who died 1773. Married 
Henrietta, daughter of Warner Tempest of Antigua by whom he had two sons 
and three daughters. Died 14 Apr. 1790 : buried at Shudy Camps. A sou, 
Marmaduke, admitted 1789. 

Onely, Richard : son of Richard : born at West Haddon, Northants. School : 
Guil[d]sborough, under M^' Horton. Admitted sizar under M'" Whitmell 3 Dec. 
1740. Age 17. 

B.A. 174|, when he appears for the first time in Study-rents (possibly 
he had been the Master's sizar) and resides under M^" Hankinson till Dec. 
1745. M.A. 1772. Perhaps grs^ndson of Ri. Onely, M. A. 1672. Ordained 



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deacon, Lincoln, 1746 Dec. and licensed to Scotter, Lines. : priest 1748 June; 
curate of Husbands Bosworth, Leics. In the same year Master of Clipstone 
Grammar School. Rector of Speldhurst, Kent 1768. Chaplain to Earl 
Bathurst. Had dispensation from Lambeth 27 Oct. 1772, to hold also the 
rectory of Ashurst, distant four miles. Author: Translation of Pope's Messiah 
into Latin verse, 1749. Account of the care taken in the most civilised nations 
for the relief of the poor^ 1758. Sm. 4*'" 34 pages — not exhaustive ! dedicated 
to Speaker Onslow: desires to state facts, not draw conclusions in view of 
the discontent produced by the present high price of corn. 

* Shepherd, Anthony : 

Elder son of Arthur Shepherd : born at Kendal. School : Kendal, under M"^ 
Towers. Admitted sizar at St John's, 25 June 1740, age 19. B.A. (St John's) 
174f; M.A.(Christ's)1747;B.D. 1761; D.D. 1766. Ordained deacon, Worces- 
ter, 174| Feb. : priest, London, 174f Feb. Elected Fellow of Christ's 9 Jan. 
1744, succeeding Humph. Christian. Gustos cistae 1751. Praelector, Junior 
Dean and Catechist, Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 1753. 
Steward 1753, 1764. Senior Greek Lecturer, Hebrew Lecturer and Mildmay 
Preacher 1758-60. Senior Dean 1760, 1762, 1765, 1769, 1771. He was a tutor 
in the College 1752-77, and from 1756 he had almost all the students under 
him, either alone, or with colleagues — viz. Backhouse from 1758-68, Paley 
and Law 1772-4, Paley and Parkinson, 1774-6. Pupils came to him largely 
from Eton, Harrow, Westminster, Charterhouse <Kc. : he was a lax tutor, and 
the rise in the standard of learning was not due to him. He was Plumian 
Professor 1760-96 : he gave some lectures, for he published Heads of a course, 
delivered at Christ's, and Experiments to illustrate a course read in the 
Observatory at Trinity : these, with tables to correct the apparent distance 
between the moon and a star, are the sole output of 36 years' tenure. Pre- 
sented to Croxton (succeeding M*' Wray) 21 Jan. 1756 : to Bourn (ditto) 30 Mar. 
1758-63 : rector of Barton Mills 26 May 1763-82. Whatever livings he held, 
he remained at Cambridge. Rector of Eastling, Kent (patron, Geo. Finch 
Hatton of Eastwell Park and a pupil) 6 Nov. 1782: also of Hartley Wes- 
pall, Hants. 12 May 1792: both these he held till his death. On 14 Dec. 
1765 he had from the College a lease of the tithes of Burnham Westgate : 
whence arose a memorable law-suit. See my History of Christ's, 262-4. 
In 1777 he became Canon of Windsor, July 27: the College held that he 
should resign his Fellowship : he declined : and appeals were made without 
success to every Visitor from 1777-81. One of John Barker's first acts as 
Master 27 July 1780 was to declare Shepherd's fellowship vacant. But on 
29 July an inhibition from the Visitor followed. The history of this (and of 
all) appeals to the Visitor will be found in a pamphlet by John Fisher, LL.D., 
Fellow, addressed to D^ Beadon, V.C. and Visitor 1781-3. At last on 22 Nov. 
1783 — the V.C. (Torkington) being presumably favourable — or because of 
Shepherd taking Eastling, Barker again (and finally) declared the vacancy. 
Shepherd never signs later than July 1778. He died in London 15 June 1796. 
He had a taste for wine and musical instruments — but the goodness of 
each taste was questioned : see Scott, Johnian Adm'\ Book, 507. Fanny 
Burney found him "dulness itself" (Early Diary, 282) and happily tells us 
that he was " prodigiously tall and stout." Captain Cook in 1774 named after 
him a group of islands in the New Hebrides. 

Fayle, John : 

M.A. 1747. Probably John, son of John, of Poulton, Lanes., pleb. : 
matric^. at Brasenose 17 Mar. 173^. B.A. (Oxford) 1734. Incorporated, 
and M. A. (Christ's) 1747. D.D. (St Johi^s) 1768. 

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Jemson, Samuel : son of Thomas : born in Middlesex. School : Guil[d]sborough, 
under M* Horton. Admitted pensioner under Mess*"^ Thomas (sponsor) and 
Makin 18 May 1741. Age 17. 

B.A. 1745 Mids.; M.A. 1750. Admitted scholar 22 June 1744. Or- 
dained deacon, Lincoln, 1746 May. Resided till Mich. 1746. 

Boothby, John: son of Thomas: born at Tooley, Leics. School : Dilhorn, Staffs., 
under M*" Slade. Admitted pensioner under M'' Wigley 23 May 1741. Age 20. 
B.A. 1744. Became a fellow-commoner Jan. 174|. Son of Tho. Boothby 
of Tooley Park. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1746 Dec. ; licensed to Foston, 
Leics.: priest 1747 Sept.: instituted to Foston 21 Sept., patron, Tho. Boothby 
(? father). Died 6 June 1748, aged 27 (Nichols, Leics. 4. 173). 

Willott, Samuel : son of James : born at Leek, Staffs. School : Dilhorn, under 
M'- Slade. Admitted sizar under M'' Wigley, 23 May 1741. Age 19. 
B.A. 1744; M.A. 1752. Admitted scholar 3 July 1742. 

Dodson, Berry : [father not given] : born at Swavesey, Cambs. School : St Neots, 
under M"" Bidwell. Admitted sizar under Mess^'^ Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 
30 May 1741. Age 18. 

B.A. 174|. Ordained deacon, Lincoln {lit. dim. from Ely), 1745 June. 
One of these names rector of Thelveton, near Diss, Norfolk, 1750-1774, 
patron, the Crown : probably also P.O. of Metfield near Harleston, Suffolk 
6 Mar. 1764 — appointed by the inhabitants. 

Dawson, William : son of Josias : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, 
under M^' Carr. Admitted sizar under M* Thomas 5 Dec. 1741. Age not 
given. 

M.B. 1747. Son of Josias, vicar of Giggleswick 1719-30. Brother of 
Josias (1729). 

Onely, John : son of John : born at Newbold on Avon. School : Rugby, under 
M^" Plummer. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 
17 Dec. 1741. Age 17. 

B.A. 1745 (?Mids.). Admitted scholar (Warwick) 3 July 1742. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 174f Feb. Rector of Whilton, Northants. 13 Apr. 1766. 

Robinson, John: 

Matric^. sizar 1741. Admitted scholar (Lanes.) 3 July 1742. Pupil of 
M^ Thomas : resided till Easter 1747. 

B.A. I74f. Probably exhibitioner from Kirkham School (Fish wick. Hist, 
of Kirkham, 154) : parentage not given. One of these names was vicar of 
Clifton, Notts, in 1797 (Thoroton-Throsby, 1. 381). One was rector of Stocker- 
ston, Leics. Apr. 1791-30 Aug. 1793, when he died (Nichols, ii. ii. 822). 

Wheler, Theophilus : son of Granville : born in London. School : Westminster, 
under D*" NichoU. Admitted pensioner under Mess*"* Thomas (sponsor) and 
Makin 11 Jan. I74i. Age not given. 

Born 1725; elder son of Granville Wheler (1717) formerly Fellow, and 
rector of Otterden, Kent by his wife Catherine Maria Hastings, daughter of 
Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 22 Jan. 174|. 
Died at Cambridge, Dec. 1743. 

Twyman, Wheler : son of Peter : born in Mincing Lane, London. School : 

Canterbury, under M'" Monnins [prob. Ri. Monins of St John's]. Admitted 

pensioner under Mess'^ Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 11 Jan. 174i Age 16. 

B.A. 1745; M.A. 1756. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1748 Feb. : priest, 



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Hereford, 1750 Mar. licensed to cure of Sheldwick and Throwley, Kent, in 
1749. Rector of Luddenham, Kent 1755 : had dispensation 27 Aug. 1757 to 
hold also the vicarage of Sturry, distant 12 miles. Died, still rector, 1779 
{Gent. Mag. p. 615). 

Pennel(l), Davies : son of Peter, clerk : born at King's Langley, Staffs. Edu- 
cated at home by his father. Admitted sizar under M"^ Wigley 21 Apr. 1742. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 1745. Admitted scholar (Pennell) 3 July 1742. Son of Peter 
Pennell (admitted as Pannel, 1701). Ordained deacon, York, 1748 June; 
priest 1751 Sept. Master of Newark School, as late as 1782. (Adm". Book.) 
Vicar of Barnby (? near Newark) 10 Dec. 1767 (patron, the Chapter of South- 
well). Perhaps at the same time Master of Southwell School : one M^ Pennell 
was there before 1771 (see Adm". Book). Rector of Brigsley, Lines. 1 Sept. 
1768. Vicar of Newark 1788-1814, when he died on June 15, aged 90. 
Mary, his wife, died Jan. 1803. 

Taylor, Richard : son of Richard : born at Wisbech. School : King's Lynn, 
under M'' Pig[g]. Admitted pensioner under Mess*** Thomas (sponsor) and 
Makin 3 May 1742. Age 18. 

Admitted scholar (Cambs.) 22 June 1744. Resided till Dec'". 1745, but 
took no degree. 

Saunderson, John : son of Nicolas, Lucasian Professor : born in Cambridge. 
School: (1) St Neots, under M»- Bidwell; (2) Ely, under M*" Gunning. Ad- 
mitted pensioner under M^ Wilding 19 May 1742. Age 16. 

B.A. 174f ; M.A. (Peterhouse) 1749. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1746 
Dec. Licensed to Bedinglield, Suff. Assisted in publishing his father's Al- 
gebra, 1740. Resided till Dec. 1747. Fellow of Peterhouse. 

Cayley, William : son of Cornelius ; born at Kingston on Hull. School : 
(1) Kingston, under M*' Blyth; (2) Beverley, under M*' Clerk. Admitted pen- 
sioner under Mess*'^ Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 8 June 1742. Age 17. 

B.A. 174f ; M.A. 1749. His father, Cornelius (grandson of Sir Will. 
Cayley of Brompton, Yorks.) was Recorder of Hull, and died 1779. Admitted 
scholar 17 July 1745. Ordained deacon, York, 1749 Sept. : priest 1750 Sept. 
Vicar of Stainton in Cleveland 1750-60. Rector of Nunburnholme 23 Oct. 
1754-71 (or earlier), patron, the Archbishop. Chaplain to Visc^. Weymouth. 
Had dispensation 9 Feb. 1760 to hold, with Nunburnholme, the vicarage of 
Burton Agnes, distant 22 miles. On 5 Nov. 1771 had dispensation to hold 
with Burton Agnes the vicarage of Rudston, distant five miles. Married Anne, 
daughter of Ri. Williamson of Hull who died at Burton Agnes 24 May 1769, 
aged 43. Died at Burton Agnes and buried there (M.I.). 

Wright, Harbord: son of John, rector of Euston, Suff. School: (1) Seaming, 
Norf. under M' Brett; (2) Westhorpe, under M*" Hett. Admitted pensioner 
under Mess^^ Thomas and Makin (sponsor) 9 June 1742. Age 16. 

LL.B. 1748. Resided, under M*' Dix, till Mids'. 1749. Son of the Rev. 

I^ft John Wright by his wife Anne, daughter of Will. Pearson, LL.D., Chancellor 
^H of York. Grandson of Cha. Wright of Kilverstone, near Twyford : to which 
^H he succeeded on the death of his uncle Thomas, who died childless. Married 
^^^_^ his cousin Frances, sister of Sir Geo. Chad, first baronet. Brother of Tho. 
^^m (1754) and of John (1761) : father of Charles (1769). Died Sept. 1754, aged 
^^ 29 : M.I. at Kilverstone. (S.H.A.H.) 

Thompson, Thomas : [father not given] : born at Wigton, Cumberland. School : 
(1) Wigton, under M'' Birkbeck ; (2) " Sebh^rn" [Sebergham], under M-" Relf. 

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Admitted sizar under Mess^'^ Thomas (sponsor) and Makin 29 June 1742. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 1745. Admitted scholar 3 July 1742. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1747 
June, licensed to Toft : priest [my note says " deacon," probably by error] 
Lincoln, 174 J Mar. : licensed to Medbourne and Holt, Leics. One Tho. 
Thompson, B.A., presented by Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham to rectory 
of Foulness, Essex 8 Oct. 1757. One was incumbent of Patterdale, West- 
moreland 1765-1800 (Whellan, 782). 

Eamshaw, Joshua : son of James: born at " Middop " [Midhope, near Penistone], 
Yorks. School : Midhope, under M*" Haigh. Admitted sizar under Mess*^^ 
Thomas and Makin (sponsor) 9 April 1743. Age 17. 

B.A. 174f Ordained deacon, York, 1748 June; priest 1749 Sept. 

Haigh, Samuel : son of William : born at Thurlston [near Penistone], Yorks. 
School : Midhope, under M*' Era. Haigh. Admitted sizar under Mess'"^ Thomas 
and Makin (sponsor) 9 April 1743. Age 19. 

B.A. 174«. Ordained deacon, York, 1747 Sept. : priest 1749 Sept. 

Fletcher, Thomas : son of Joseph : born at Stearndale [?], Derbs. School : 
"Tidswall" [Tideswell], under M^ Goddard. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ 
Thomas and Makin (sponsor) 9 Apr. 1743. Age 18. 
B.A. 174f Admitted scholar 22 June 1744. 

Wade, William. : son of William : born at Standon, Herts. School : Stortford, 
under M"" Mall. Admitted sizar under Mess" Thomas and Makin (sponsor) 
9 Apr. 1743. Age 19. 

B.A. 174|. Admitted scholar 22 June 1744. One Will. Wade was pre- 
sented by Lord Elibank and wife to the vicarage of Kirtling, Suffolk in 1750 : 
and in the same year became rector of Ashley with Silverley — patron, Lord 
North. Both were vacant in 1791. . 

Lloyd, Thomas : son of Thomas, of Suffolk. School : Lavenham, under M^ 
Smithies. Admitted sizar under Mess*"^ Thomas and Makin (sponsor) 9 Apr. 
1743. Age 19. 

B.A. 174|; M.A. 1755. Probably rector of Stanstead St James, near 
Glemsford, Suffolk 20 Dec. 1748-1800. One of these names rector of Hornsey, 
1758-75, when he died. 

Beet, John : son of Joseph : born in Yorkshire. School : Worsborough [near 
Barnsley], under M^ Staniland. Admitted sizar under M'^ Withers 12 Apr. 
1743. Age 19. 

B.A. 174« (under M'' Wigley). Admitted scholar 22 June 1744. Or- 
dained deacon, York, 1747 June: priest 1749 May. 

Hartley, George : son of Leonard : born at Middleton-Tyas, Richmondshire. 
School : Kirkheaton, Yorks., under M*" Clarke. Admitted pensioner under 
M'' Chapman 14 Apr. 1743. Age 17. 

Resided at Christ's till Xmas 1746 : then migrated (with his tutor) to 
Magdalene: B.A. (there) 174f ; M.A. 1751. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 15 May 
1747 : then at the Middle Temple 30 Jan. 1749. Perhaps the "learned steward 
of court-leet" at Northallerton 1765-80 (Ingledew, 383). 

Marsh, Richard : son of George, rector of Ford, Northumb^'. School : Durham, 
under M"^ Dongworth. Admitted pensioner under M'' Chapman 1 July 1743. 
Age 19. 

B.A. 174|^ (under W Wigley). Admitted scholar 22 June 1744. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1748 June: licensed to Munden, Herts. 



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*Wigley, Joshua : son of Benjamin : born at Nottingham. School : Nottingham, 
under M'' Henson. Admitted pensioner under M'" [Jon.] Wigley 10 Oct. 1743. 
Age 16. 

B.A. 174|^; M.A. 1751; D.D. 1774. Brother of Jonathan (1729): his 
mother was Ann Lee of Wirksworth. Admitted scholar 22 June 1744, and 
again (to a Bp. Ward scholarship) 4 Mar. 174 J. Elected Fellow (in place of 
M»' Chapman) 10 Mar. 174f. Ordained deacon, Ely, 17^^ Mar.: priest 1751. 
Custos cistae 1752. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, Walk- 
hampton and Knapwell Preacher, and Steward 1754. Senior Greek Lecturer 
and Mildmay Preacher and Hebrew Lecturer 1760-2. Junior Dean and Cate- 
chist 1762. Senior Dean 1763, 1766, 1769, 1772. Steward 1764. Senior 
Proctor 1 769-70. Presented to Croxton (succeeding M"" Shepherd) 27 May 1758. 
Presented to Clipston (succeeding M*" Murhall, who went to Moulton instead) 
14 Dec. 1772 : Fellowship declared vacant 28 Jan. 1774. Also rector of Clifton 
near Guild sborough. Married Mary Bateman of Guildsborough by whom he 
had two daughters. Died 1790. He was a considerable Biblical scholar. 
His appeal, 22 May 1772, on the ground that his "preference" to the living 
of Moulton had been disregarded, and the pleadings in his favour by Barker, 
Wall, and Haighton, and against him by eight Fellows, including Murhall, 
Paley and Joh. Law, have been mentioned under Murhall (1737). No decree 
was given : the vacancy of Clipston made a compromise possible. 

Woodgate, Thomas : son of James : born at Higham, Suffolk. School : Dedham, 
under M"" Grimwood. Admitted sizar under Mess*"^ Thomas and Makin 17 Nov. 
1743. Age 19. 



B.A. 1741 



Admitted scholar 22 June 1744 — and again 4 Mar. 174f. 



Candidate for a Fellowship in 1749 when Alex. James of Clare Hall was 
elected. Passed over as deficient in learning, also as having an estate too large 
to be held with a Fellowship : said that he had settled it on his mother : 
answer, that this was an evasion. He (and Cha. Hingeston) petitioned, but 
unsuccessfully. The Yice-Chancellor, D^' Keene, and his two assessors held that 
:the scliolars had no absolute right to election as against an outsider. 

[♦James, Alexander : 

Previously admitted at Glare. 

B.A. (Clare) 174«; M.A. (Christ's) 1750. In Aug. 1748 Lecturer at 
Gravesend (Pocock, Gravesend, 90). Elected Fellow of Christ's 3 Nov. 1749. 
Against this election (made by D'' Rooke and seven Fellows) an appeal was 
made by Rob. Hankinson and Ri. Hayes, Fellows, and Tho. Woodgate and 
Cha. Hingeston, scholars and candidates (whom see) : the ground being that 
the rights of the scholars were prejudiced thereby. The Master and seven 
Fellows protested against the appeal being heard at all. But D"^ Keene 
(though Rooke's ally in Cambridge politics) did hear it, and with his assessors, 
Conyers Middleton and Rob. Walker, decided that the scholars had no 
absolute rights. Rooke blustered foolishly and entered a protest in the Master's 
Book of Statutes — which D^' Keene obliged him to withdraw, and made an 
entry to that effect 92 (1), 49 in the Univ. Registry. James was Custos cistae 
1754. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, Walkhampton and 
Knapwell Preacher, and Steward 1756. After this time he held no College 
office, and very rarely signs a College Order : I think he did not reside : possibly 
his position in the College was not easy. He was presented to Fen Drajrton 
(succeeding John Barker) 17 June 1763, and held it till 14 Dec. 1772 : but he 
signs the register in 1755 only, and from 1760 to 1768 Will. Craven was curate. 
Vicar of St Margaret at Cliffe, Kent 13 Oct. 1773, and P.C. of Buckland at 
jthe same time : he held this till his death. t)n 1 Aug. 1774 he was presented 



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by the College to Little Canfield, succeeding M*' Wilding ; and his Fellowship 
was vacant 24 Oct. 1775. He lived till 1813 : but the record of his doings at 
Little Canfield is the publication of banns 10 and 17 June 1787, a marriage 
by license June 1792 (or 1793) and another June 1794. 

Wardale, Robert : 

M. A. 1 750. Son of John, of Orton, Westmoreland. Matriculated at Queen's 
College, Oxford 2 Nov. 1725, aged 19. B.A. (Oxford) 1729 : incorporated, and 
M.A. (Christ's) 1750. Ordained deacon, London, 1729 Sept. : priest, Carlisle 
1730 July. Chaplain to the Bishop of Carlisle. Vicar of Brampton, Cumber- 
land, 1750-73. Also vicar of Newburn, Northumb^. 7 Mar. 1763, distant 28 
miles, which he resigned in 1766 ; having a dispensation to hold (with Brampton) 
the vicarage of Corbridge, Northumb**. 1765. Prebendary of Carlisle 1765. 
Died 1773. {AL Ox. 1499.) 

James, John : 

M.A. 1750. Either (1) son of John, of Rochester, pleb., matriculated at 
Oriel, Oxford 3 Mar. 173|, aged 17: B.A. (Oxford) 1739 : or (2) son of William, 
clerk, of Quedgeley, Glos., matriculated at Pembroke, Oxford 6 July 1736, 
aged 17 ; B.A. (Balliol, Oxford) 1740. Incorporated and M.A. (Christ's) 1750. 

Parkyn, William : son of Paul : born at Horbury, Ecclesfield, Yorks. School : 
Worsborough, under M^ Staniland. Admitted sizar under M^ Hankinson 
18 Feb. 174|. Age 19. 

Resided till at least Lady Day 1748: and his name, with a charge of 3s. Od. 
a quarter appears in Study- rents till Dec^ 1750 : but he took no degree. His 
mother was Eliz. Broadbent of Wortley (Hunter, F.M.G. 1275). He lived at 
Dod worth, near Barnsley and is called M.D. by Hunter. Married twice, but 
died at Dodworth without issue 20 Jan. 1759, aged 35. 

Gore, Charles : [father not given] : born at Barrow, Somerset. School : Fulham, 
under M'" Crofts. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Chapman, 30 Mar. 1 744. 
Age not given. 

Resided till Lady Day 1745. Admitted at the Inner Temple 12 Aug. 1742 : 
as son of Thomas, late of Barrow Minchin. A pedigree of the Gore (afterwards 
Gore-Langton) family, in Burke {L.G. 756), does not contain these two. 

Tatham, John : son of John : born at Cantsfield, Lanes. School : Bentham, 
Yorks., under M' Bennison. Admitted pensioner (later fellow-commoner) 
under M' Thomas 10 Apr. 1744. Age 19. 

B.A. (14th wrangler) 174|. One of these names was vicar of Melling in 
Lonsdale 11 June 1750 : resigned 12 July 1794 : when he was succeeded by 
his son John, who died 1851. 

Lister, Thomas : son of John : born at Giggleswick. School : Giggleswick, under 
M^' Carr. Admitted sizar under M'' Hankinson 5 May 1744. Age 19. 

Resided till Lady Day 1748 : his name in Study-rents, with charge of 3s. Od., 
till Mids*'. 1750 : took no degree : perhaps a student in medicine. 

Wheatley, John : son of Thomas : bom at Wakefield. School : Rotherham, under 
M'" Stephenson. Admitted pensioner under M^ Withers 27 Oct. 1744. Age 19. 
B.A. 1748 Mids. ; M.A. 1753. Admitted scholar 3 Feb. 174f Son of 
Tho. Wheatley by his wife Frances Sorbie of Rotherham. Ordained deacon, 
York, 1748 Sept. : priest 1750 June. Chaplain to the Duchess of Hamilton. 
Yicar of Aslackby, Lines. Had dispensation from Lambeth 21 Apr. 1758 to 
hold also the rectory of Claxby with Normanby, distant 28 miles. Married 
Eliz., daughter of Will. Cooke, rector of Sawtry : and had four sons and two 
daughters. Died at Treeton 10 Apr. 1794, aged 68 (Hunter, F.M.G. 600). 



1745 %4tr 

Oarr, John : son of John : born in Yorkshire. School : Giggleswick, under his 

father John Carr. Admitted sizar under M' Hankinson 25 Apr. 1745. Age 18. 

B.A. 174f. Admitted scholar 3 Feb. 174«. Ordained deacon, York, 1749 

Sept. : priest 1752 May. One J. Carr signs as curate of Fen Drayton, Sept. 

1774-Dec. 1775, and as minister 11 May 1781. 

**Barker, John : son of George : born at Sighill [Seghill], Northumb*^. School : 
Newcastle, under M*" Dawes. Admitted sizar under M"" Wigley 1 June 1745. 
Age 18. 

B.A. (10th wrangler) 174| ; M.A. 1752; D.D. (lit. reg.) 1781. Admitted 
scholar 17 July 1745, again 4 Mar. I74f. Eldest son of Geo. Barker of 
Weteslade by his wife Mary Lawson of Longhirst. Elected Fellow, Finch 
and Baines (succeeding Hen. Finch) 3 Nov. 1749 : K. Edward VI (succeeding 
R. French) 6 May 1752 : L. Marg. (succeeding Tho. Swainson) 14 Jan. 1756. 
Ordained deacon, Ely, 1752 May: priest, Sept. Custos cistae 1753. Praelector, 
Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher, 
and Steward 1755. Steward again 1765, 1778. Senior Greek Lecturer, Hebrew 
Lecturer, and Mildmay Preacher 1762-4. Senior Dean, 1764, 1767, 1770 (also 
held the three Preacherships) 1773, 1778. Scrutator 1780, but did not serve. 
From 1761 to 1764 he signs the register as curate of Fen Drayton. Presented 
to Bourn (succeeding M^' Shepherd) 6 June 1763 : to Caldecot (succeeding M*" 
Murhall) 14 Dec. 1772-85 : to Brisley (succeeding M"^ Weatherhead) 6 Apr. 1786, 
resigned 1788. Rector of Wadingham, Lines., patron, the Crown, according to 
D"" Doncaster, by the influence of M*" Pitt. "Was a candidate for the office of 
Registrary in 1778, when Geo. Borlase of Peterhouse was elected: he had 
102 votes, against 118 for Borlase : according to Cole he " stood on the Interest 
of the warm Whigs and Americans : I speak thus, because I heard him 
defending their rebellious practices in 1777": it shows at least that he had 
some credit in the University : and in 1806 he subscribed to Pitt's statue for 
the Senate House. Elected Master 22 July 1780 on the death of Dean 
Thomas : he was opposed by Shepherd and Parkinson ; but Shepherd (between 
whom and Barker there was much animosity) was unpopular because of the 
Canonry of Windsor, and could get only three votes : Parkinson as many : 
and both retired on the day of election. Cole comments *' D^" Shepherd may 
probably have settled matters so as not to be molested in his Fellowship " : 
however D^ Barker immediately declared his Fellowship vacant. Barker was 
created D.D. 21 Oct. by Royal mandate: "so that patriots and republicans, 
who clamour at the Royal Prerogative, are willing enough to receive benefit 
of it themselves : which shows their clamour is interest " (Cole). (It must be 
remembered that Cole was a high Tory, and specially hostile to the Whig 
Masters of Christ's; Towers, Rooke, and Barker.) D*" Barker married Hannah, 
daughter of Rob. Ellison of Otterburn, widow of Tho. Dockwray D.D., vicar 
of Stamfordham. He was Vice-Chancellor 1780-1 : his year of office was not 
remarkable, save for a grace to check the employment of private tutors, carried 
easily in both houses. His Mastership as a whole save for the great Burnham 
Westgate suit (Hist, of Christ's, 262-4) was uneventful. The Society was not 
distinguished in any way. Toward the end of his life the management of the 
College property was chiefly in the hands of his successor, Tho. Browne, who 
had at least ideas on finance, if not much morality. He gave ,£200 in 1798 
"for the defence of the Country," in addition to £200 given by the College. 
He died 18 Feb. 1808, aged 81, and was buried on the same day as his wife 
Hannah (who died Feb. 20) in the ante-chapel. Portrait (miniature) in the 
Combination room shows a hale, high-coloured man, with a very Roman nose. 

Bill, John : son of Robert : born at Farley, Staffs. School : Dilhorn, under 
W Slade. Admitted pensioner under M'" Thomas 10 June 1745. Age 19. 



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B.A. 174|. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1749 May : licensed to Hatley St George. 
He does not appear in Study-rents later than Mich. 1749. But in Jan. 1757 
there is a College Order to pay M'' Bill £8 in consideration of the " income " 
of his room. 
Hingeston, Charles : son of Peter : born at Ipswich. Educated at Monk Soham 
by M*" Ray. Admitted sizar 29 June 1745. Age 18. 

B.A. (Uthjun. opt.) 174|; M.A. 1752. Admitted scholar 4 Mar. 174A See 
under Alex. James (p. 245) : he petitioned in 1749 with another scholar (Wood- 
gate) against James' election, the reply was that he had lived an " idle loose and 
disorderly life." The retort was that at least the Fellows had elected him 
scholar : the reply was that they didn't know him then. Ordained deacon, 
Norwich, 1 750 May ; licensed to Great Bealings, Norfolk : priest, Ely {lit. dim. 
from Norwich) 1752 Dec. Rector of Trimley St Martin, Suffolk 1778-87, 
patron, Geo. Nassau, Esq. : of Rishanger, Suff. 1770-87, patron, Lord Orwell. 
Died 1787, aged 60. Buried at Capel. 
Craske, John : [father not given] : born in Suffolk. School : [Wyverstone], under 
M*' Steggall. Admitted sizar under M*" Hankinson 11 Oct. 1745. Born 
22 Nov. 1726. 

Admitted scholar 4 Mar. 174f. Son of John and Eliz. Craske of Drink- 
stone, Suffolk. Died at Christ's 3 Mar. 174|, aged 22, and buried at Drink- 
stone. (Information from C. S. Partridge, M.A.) 
Killinghall, John: son of Robert, armiger: born at Low Midleton, Durham. 
School : Darlington, under M^ Addison. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M'" Chapman 2 Nov. 1745, Age 18. 

Great grandson of "Will. (1656). Resided till Dec. 1746 : whether he went 
(like Hartley) to Magdalene with M"" Chapman, I do not know. Baptised 
27 Feb. I72f, son of Rob. Killinghall of Middleton St George (Surtees, 3. 223) 
by his wife Sarah Thornton of Askrigg. Died unmarried 20 June 1762, 
aged 35, the last heir male of an old family : left property to Will. Pemberton, 
grandson of his father's sister, Eliz. Killinghall (ib.). A curiously minute 
memorandum of directions for his funeral — containing arrangement of " mutes," 
provision of men to give to the mourners "a glass of white wine first : then a 
glass of red " — will be found in Arch. uElia^ia^ N.S. 2. 101. 

*French, Robert : son of John : born at Bury St Edmunds. School : Bury, 
under M'" Kinnesman. Admitted sizar under M'' Wigley 1 Jan. 174|. Age 18. 
B.A. 1749, Mids. ; M.A. 1753. Admitted scholar 4 Mar. 174|. Son of 
John French (170|). Reader at St Mary's, Bury, and rector of Great Saxham. 
Brother of George (1 738). Elected Fellow (K. Edw. VI), succeeding R. Wilding, 
12 Dec. 1750. Ordained deacon, Ely, 1750 Dec. (? curate of Caxton, in 1751): 
priest 1752 Sept. Custos cistae 1755. Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell 
Preacher 1757 — but does not hold the usual concomitant offices which imply 
residence ; nor any office at any later time. D'" Rooke, the Master, declined 
in 1752 to pay him his dividend (^16. 7s. 7|d), on the ground of insufficient 
residence. French appealed : see book at Registry, 92 (1), 50 for the pleadings 
on both sides : the sympathy of the Fellows was (naturally) with French. He 
argued that part of the time during which he was absent belonged to one year 
and part to another, i.e. that the College year began Jan. 1. The Visitor 
"recommended" Rooke to pay the money, (1) because French had not been 
summoned to reside, (2) because the Statute was not clear : but he fixed the 
beginning of the year as henceforward to date from Mich. It is noteworthy 
that Adam Wall (Univ. Lib. Mm. v. 48) speaks of a paper handed by the 
Master to the V.C., in which he urged a liberal consideration of the case 
on the ground that the Fellows live under great restraint, from which the 
Master has no power to dispense them. French was curate of Cockfield, 



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Suffolk 1754-71 : and seems to have been absent from College 1754-61 : then 
he signs regularly till 1766 — rarely later : he does not seem to have been dis- 
turbed by Dean Thomas, an easy-going Master. He died at Cocktield, aged 42, 
unmarried 30 June 1771 and was buried at Gt Saxham. His Fellowship was 
declared vacant 11 July 1771. (See Hist, of Cockfield in Journal of Suffolk 
Inst, of Archaeology, 1880 : and letter from H. H. French of Sutton.) 

Horsfall, Midgely : [father not given] : born at Haworth, Yorks. School ; Rish- 
worth, under M' Wadsworth. Admitted sizar under M' Hankinson 19 Mar. 
174f. Age 21. 

" The Master, this day, did in the presence of the Fellows, declare Horsfall 
expelled for divers notorious offences'* (College Order 16 Apr. 1747). 

Hardy, Joseph : [no facts] : " sacris initiatus." Admitted sizar under M*" Hankin- 
son 20 Mar. I74f. Age not given. 

LL.B. 1 755. In Study-rents charged 3s. Qd. every quarter up to Lady Day 
1755. Ordained priest, York, 174 J Mar. Vicar of Headcorn, Kent 17 Feb. 
1762, patron, the Archbishop. Had dispensation 7 June 1772 to hold also the 
vicarage of Monkton and Birchington, distant 20 miles. 

*Wall, Adam : son " pharmacopolae baud indocti " : born in Cambridge. School : 
Giggleswick, under M' Paley. Admitted sizar under M'' Wigley 8 Sept. 1746. 
Age 18. 

B.A. (2nd wrangler) 175 J. (Charged 3s. Od. in Study-rents for one term, 
Mich. 1746, and not again till he appears as D® Wall, Lady Day 1751; probably 
he lived at home. ) M. A. 1 754. " Oilman Wall, apothecary " died 1 760 aged 3G 
(so Cooper and Le Keux, 3. 209) : another died 15 March 1790, aged 67 {ib. 210) : 
neither of these if the figures are right can be Adam's father. Admitted 
scholar 3 Feb. 174^. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1751 June ; licensed to Temps- 
ford, Beds. : priest, 1753 June, still at Tempsford. Elected Fellow, Finch and 
Baines (succeeding M^' Porteus) 28 Jan. 1756 : K. Edw. VI 22 Jan. 1759 : Lady 
Marg^ (succeeding M'' Willey) 1 Nov. 1762. Rhetorick Lecturer, Sept. 1754. 
Gustos cistae 1759, 1764, 1769. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, and 
Steward 1760. Bunting, Walkhampton and Knap well Preacher 1761. Senior 
Greek Lecturer, Hebrew Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1766. Senior Dean 
1779, 1783, 1787, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1796, 1797. Steward 1788. Hebrew 
lecturer 1788-90. Taxor 1759, 1779, 1787. Senior Proctor 1778-9. Scrutator 
{vice D^" Barker, elected Master) 1780-1. Senior Fellow from 1783, and senior 
resident from 1780. Signed last 26 Oct. 1797. Sick in College 2 Dec. 1797. 
Died in College 18 June 1798, aged 70. Tombstone in Great St Andrew's 
churchyard [now in the church]. His father Oilman, was an apothecary, near 
Christ's College : and was succeeded by a son (Cole). His brother. Oilman, 
was admitted 1764, and John 1778. 

He supported Joshua Wigley in 1772 (the Fellowship election), agreeing 
with John Barker. 

He edited the University Statutes and also the Ceremonies oftlie University 
1798, which Henry Cunning of Christ's re-edited in 1828. He left several 
Mss. volumes of Collections relating to the College and to the University : 
these were presented to the University Library by Charles Sutton D.D., vicar 
of Aldborough, who died 1846 : they are marked Mm. v. 40-52 (incl.). Two 
similar volumes (53 and 54) were purchased by the University. All these are 
written carelessly and have little order or method : but they contain much 
useful matter, especially as concerns the College. He also carefully sorted and 
arranged all the College documents in the Muniment Room, and made an 
excellent Catalogue ol them. The obligation which he has laid thereby on 



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successive Masters (in their Bursarial capacity) is beyond words to tell. I 
have found his work most valuable for my History. 

On 27 April 1786, when the printing of the Statutes was finished, the 
Senate passed a Grace ("ne ingrata esse videatur Alma Mater erga filium tarn 
praeclare de se meritum ") to present him with £50, wherewith to purchase a 
silver vase. 

Gooch, John : 

D.D, 1765. Second son of Tho. Gooch, Master of Gains, and Bishop of 
Ely: born in Cambridge. Admitted pensioner (Caius) 5 May 1746, aged 16. 
B.A. (2nd wrangler) 17|§ ; M.A. 1753. Fellow of Caius 1750-1. Rector of 
Willingham 1753 : rector of Fen Ditton, by dispensation 25 Aug. 1753, as well 
as Willingham. Preb^. of Ely 1753-1804. Perhaps in reference to these 
preferments Bishop Gooch writes of his patronage, 1 March 175| "I am now 
called upon by my own son who thinks he has a right to demand whatever he 
can hold" {Memoirs of a Royal Chaplain^ 164). Married 24 May 1751 Mary, 
daughter of John Sayer, surgeon, of London. Died 7 Jan. 1804 at the Palace, 
Wells (D^ Beadon, the Bishop, being his son-in-law (Venn, 2. 58)). Why he 
came to Christ's for his D.D. degree, does not appear. He kept his name on 
from Lady Day 1764 till his death. 

Berjew, John : 

M.A. 1753. Son of Thomas, of Bristol, gent. Matriculated at Balliol 
10 Mar. 173 J. B.A. 1741 {Al. Ox. 99). 

Waddington, John : son of George : born at Doddington, Cambs. School : Ely, 

under M^' Gunning. Admitted pensioner under M'" Willey 22 Jan. 174y. Age 1 7. 

Became fellow-commoner Mich. 1747 : and matric'^. as such, July 1750. B.A. 

1751 Mids. ; M.A. 1754. Resided till Dec^ 1752. His son, Thomas (1780) 

was born at Ely. 

Paine, William : son of William : born at Southill, Beds. Educated at Market 
Street, Herts., under M"" Pitman. Admitted pensioner under M'" Wigley 9 June 
1747. Age 18. 

Resided till Lady Day 1749. 

Pinch, Robert Pool(e) : 

B.A. at Peterhouse 1743; M.A. 1747; D.D. 1772. Admitted pensioner 
under M'' Wigley 18 July 1747. Appears for three quarters only. He was son 
of the Rev. Ri. Finch : born at Greenwich 3 Mar. 172|, at Merchant Taylors' 
School 1736. Ordained deacon 1744 Sept.: priest, Rochester, 174|- March: 
curate of Greenwich, described as a "populous parish in the vicinity of the 
Metropolis" when first in priest's orders {Gent. Mag. 1803, 486). Chaplain of 
Guy's Hospital for 37 years. Weekly lecturer at St Bartholomew behind the 
Exchange 1755. Vicar of Great Tey, Essex, Mar. 1763. Rector of St Michael, 
Cornhill 18 July 1771-84. Rector of St John, Westminster 1780. Treasurer 
of the S.P.C.K. for 20 years. Preby. of Westminster 26 Oct. 1781 till his 
death 18 May 1803 : buried in the Abbey. A preacher of some eminence, and 
published numerous sermons. Author : Considerations upon the use and abuse 
of Oaths jtidicially taken, 1788. (D.N.B.) 

Hutton, John : son of John, armiger : born at Ma[r]sk, Richmond. School : West- 
minster, under D^" Nichols. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Hankinson 
7 Nov. 1747. Age 18. 

Resided till Mich. 1749. Born 14 Oct. 1730, son of John Hutton of Marske 
(brother of Matthew, the Archbishop) by his second wife Eliz., daughter of 
James, Lord D'Arcy, of Navan, Ireland. Brother of James (1756). Married 



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Mary, daughter of Ri. Ling of Appleby : by whom he had sons, John (adm. 
1791), James, Matthew, and Thnothy (1796). Died 26 Sept. 1782 : buried in 
the north aisle of Marske Church. Portrait at Marske. (Canon Raine, in Yorkn. 
Arch. Journal, 6. 238.) 

Settle, Robert : son of Thomas : born at Swainstead, Yorks. School : Giggles- 
wick, under M*" Paley. Admitted sizar under M'' Wigley 9 Nov. 1747. Age 17. 
B.A. {1th jun. opt.) 1752\ Admitted scholar 6 July 1748. Son of Thomas 
(adm. 11%). Ordained deacon, York, 1752 Sept. : priest, Norwich, 1757 Sept. : 
curate of Wangford, Suffolk. 

Atkinson, Thomas : son of Worsopp : born at Ware, Herts. School : Penrith, 
under M^ Cowpen. Admitted sizar under M*" Wigley 18 Nov. 1747. Age 19. 
B.A. 1752; M.A. 1755. Admitted scholar (Hertford) 19 Mar. 174|. Or- 
dained deacon, Lincoln, 1751 June (as B.A. : and so he appears in the Study- 
rents at Mids. 1751 : was he admitted 1751 Mids. ?) : licensed to Pitchcott, 
Bucks, : priest 1753 Dec. Yicar of Whitchurch, Bucks. 28 Apr. 1755. 

Lobb, William : son of Thomas : born at Colston, Norfolk. School : Watton, 
under M^ Edgerly. Admitted sizar under My Wigley 17 June 1747. Age 17. 
B.A. (9th jun. opt.) 175? ; M.A. 1754. Admitted scholar 28 Nov. 1747. 
Ordained deacon, Ely, 1752 Dec: priest, Norwich, 1754 Sept.: curate of Stow 
Bedon, Norfolk. Resided till June 1752, and paid 3s. Od. each quarter (Study- 
rents) till Mich. 1754. Rector of Moulton St Michael, Norfolk 25 Apr. 1765 
-1804. Rector of Wilby 11 Apr. 1769 : and of Hargham 1769-1804. Died 
1 April 1804 {Gent. Mag. p. 479). 

*Backhouse, William : son of Benjamin : born at Sebergham, Cumberland. School : 
Wigton, under M^' Blaine. Admitted sizar under M'" Wigley 8 Mar. 174|^. 
Age 18. 

B.A. (12th wrangler) 1752; M.A. 1755; D.D. 1771. Admitted scholar 
19 Mar. 174 J. Ordained deacon, London, 1752 May : acting as curate at Great 
St Andrew's in 1755. Elected Fellow, in place of M'" Hankinson 18 Nov. 1752. 
Gustos cistae 1757. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, and Steward 1758. 
Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 1759. Praelector, Junior 
Dean and Catechist, Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1764. 
Hebrew Lecturer 1764-6. Steward 1766. Tutor, together with D^' Shepherd 
1758-68 : they had practically all the students of the College. He lectured 
on logic, metaphysics and moral philosophy, and discussed the doctrines of 
Locke, Clarke and Hutcheson (Meadley's Paley, p. 11). Whitehall Preacher 
1763. Yicar of Meldreth (presented by D'' Thomas, Dean of Ely) 31 Jan. 
1764 : resigned 1767. Chaplain to Bishop Cornwallis at Lichfield : and went 
with him (leaving Cambridge) in 1768, when he was translated to Lambeth : 
his Fellowship was declared vacant 14 Dec. 1770. Rector of St Mary-le-Bow 
13 Apr. 1769-1771. Archdeacon of Canterbury 13 Dec. 1769. Rector of 
Ickham, Kent 1771 : had dispensation 17 Sept. 1774 to hold also Sibertswold, 
distant six miles. On 26 Dec. 1775 he had dispensation to hold with Ickham 
the vicarage of Deal, distant eight miles, and was collated 13 Jan. 1776. Master 
of Eastbridge Hospital Oct. 1777. Rebuilt handsomely the vicarage house at 
Deal : where he died, unmarried (owing to a disappointment early in life) 
28 Sept. 1788 and was buried in the chancel of the church (Hasted, Canterbury, 
2. 594). He was an astronomer and built a small observatory adjoining the 
vicarage house. His library was sold at Canterbury by Flackton, Marrable k Co. 
(J.E.B.M.) 

1 Owing to the change of style, there were no B.A.'s of 1751, i.e. in old style 175^ (except 
those admitted at Mids.). We pass in the record frdhi 1750 ( = 175?) to 1752. 



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Gibson, Kennett : son of Thomas : bom at Paston, Northants. School ; Eton, 
under D*" Sumner. Admitted pensioner under M'' Wigley 7 May 1748. Age 18. 
B.A. (I3th jun. opt.) 1752. Admitted scholar 19 Nov. 1748. His father 
was rector of Paston and was nephew of Bishop Kennett. Rector of Marholm, 
Northants. 1756—72 : also curate (? rector) of Castor — both near Peterborough. 
Author of A comment upon part of the fifth jouy^ney of Antoninus through Br-itain, 
which he intended to publish by subscription: but he died in 1772 : it was 
eventually published in 1800 by John Nichols (to whom it passed from Dan. 
Baj'ley, Fellow of St John's) with additions in Miscellaneous Antiquities. He 
was an accurate antiquary. 

Preston, Anthony: [no facts]. Admitted fellow-commoner under M' Wigley 
21 May 1748. 

Son of Anthony, clerk, of Brougham, Westmoreland. Matriculated at 
Queen's College, Oxford 12 Feb. 174|, aged 16. B.A. (Oxford) 1747. Residerl 
from Mids. 1748 to Xmas 1749. Why he entered here, does not appear. 

Hutchinson, William : son of George : born at Lisbon. School : Appleby, under 
M'' Yates. Admitted pensioner under M^ Wigley 31 May 1748. Age 17. 

He became a fellow-commoner at Mich. 1749 : and resided till Lady Day 
1751. 

*Porteus, Beilby : son of Robert : born at York. School : Ripon, under M' Hyde. 
Admitted sizar under M"' Wigley 1 June 1748. Age 17. 

B.A. (10th wrangler, 2nd Chancellor's Medallist) 1752; M.A. 1755; D.D. 
1767. Admitted scholar 19 Nov. 1748. Eighteenth child of Rob. Porteus of 
Virginia, to which his mother, a daughter of Col. Jennings, deputy governor, 
also belonged : they came to England in 1720 and settled at York. Elected 
Fellow, Finch and Baines (succeeding John Barker) 26 May 1752 ; K. Edw. VI 
21 Jan. 1756 ; L. Margt. (succeeding M^' Wray) 22 Dec. 1758. Esquire Bedell 
for two years. Seatonian Prizeman (subject " Death ") 1759. Ordained deacon, 
Lincoln, 1756 June: priest, York, 1766 Sept. Gustos cistae 1756. Praelector, 
Junior Dean and Catechist, and Steward 1757. Bunting, Walkhampton and 
Knapwell Preacher 1758. Had a few pupils, chiefly fellow-commoners. Chaplain 
to Archbishop Seeker 1762, when he left Cambridge: Fellowship declared 
vacant 6 June 1763. He married Mary Hodgson of Ashbourne, Derbs. but 
not till 1765. Chaplain to Lord Grantham. Rector of Wittersham, Kent 
1764 ; had dispensation 9 Mar. 1764 to hold also the rectory of Ruckinge, dis- 
tant 12 miles. Preb^. of Peterborough 24 Sept. 1764. Had dispensation to 
hold Hunton, as well as Ruckinge 12 Aug. 1765. As rector of Hunton had 
dispensation 7 Aug. 1767 to hold also the rectory of Lambeth, distant 28 miles. 
Chaplain to the King, and Master of St Cross, Winchester 1767. He was 
in sympathy with the Evangelicals; but decidedly liberal. In 1773 he en- 
deavoured to promote revision of the Liturgy and the Articles : but Archb^. 
Cornwallis and the Bishops would none of it. He was one of the earliest 
friends of the West Indian negroes : also a supporter of Sunday schools. In 
1776 he published an Exhortation to more solemn observance of Good Friday. 
Bishop of Chester 1777-87: of London 1787-1808, where he carried on a cam- 
paign against immorality and profaneness, not ignoring the Prince of Wales, 
in the matter of Sunday recreation. He supported the relief of Roman Catholics 
from penal laws, but opposed Catholic emancipation in 1805. He was an early 
patron both of the Church Missionary Society and of the British and Foreign 
Bible Society. His sense of the importance of the proper performance of the 
Church Service was shown by his gift in 1807 of .£1200 to provide three Medals 
in this College — one for the best reader in chapel, two for a Latin and an 
English Essay, to be read aloud in chapel : the delivery of these was to count 



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in the award. He was one of the most open-minded and energetic bishops of 
his time. He died at Fulham 8 May 1808 and was buried at Sundridge, where 
a year before he had built and endowed a chapel of ease. Portrait by Edridge 
— engraving from it in the Combination room. Collected works published in 
six volumes (Ed". 2 in 1816). 

Whishaw ( Wishaw), Humphry : son of Hugh : born at Maidley [Madeley], 
Staffs. School : Oakham, under M'" Adcock. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Willey 7 June 1748. Age 19. 

Admitted scholar 6 July 1748. Resided till Mich. 1751. 

Snow, John : [no facts]. Admitted pensioner under M"^ Wigley 30 June 1748. 

Resided till Xmas 1748 : perhaps migrated to Trinity where a John Snow 
was B.A. 1752. 

Boldero, John : son of John : born at Woolpit, Suffolk. School : Wy verstone, 
under M'" Steggall. Admitted sizar under M^" Willey 1 July 1748. Age 18. 

B.A. 1752. Admitted scholar 2 Dec. 1749. Born 1729, son of John 
(1715) who was nephew of John (1691) the Fellow and Tutor. Ordained 
deacon, Ely, 1752 Sept. {lit. dim. from Norwich) : priest, Norwich, 1756 Oct. : 
curate of Barningham St Andrew, with Coney Weston, Suffolk. Rector of 
Ampton 1762-81. Vicar of Roudham, Norf. 1763-81, patron, Will. Crofts Esq. 
Vicar of Cavenham 1769-81. He was also curate of West Stow (under Nat. 
Salter) which lies between Cavenham and Ampton 1766-75. Buried at 
Ampton, 1781 ; as was his wife, Anne, in 1784. His son John (B.A., St 
John's 1778) succeeded him at Ampton, and was also buried there 1796. 

*Evans, Richard : son of William : born at Bangor. School : Lucton, under 
M*' Tringhara. Admitted pensioner under M'' Willey 5 July 1748. Age 18. 

B.A. (5th >n. opt.) 1752 ; M. A. 1755. Admitted scholar 19 Nov. 1748. 
Son of Will. Evans Esq. of Treveilor by his wife Mary, daughter of Will. 
Morton, Chancellor of Bangor. Elected Fellow (in place of Bearing Jones) 
2 Jan. 1 754 : admitted 1 1 Jan. Cicstos cistae 1 758. Praelector, Junior Dean and 
Catechist, and Steward 1759. Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 
1763. Fellowship declared vacant 20 June 1766. Rector of Kingsland, 
Herefordshire. Prebendary of Bangor on the nomination (for this turn) of 
the Archbishop, 1 Sept. 1779-97, when he died. Married Jane, daughter 
of the Rev. Rob. Lloyd of Cefn, by whom he had twin sons, Ri. Davies and 
Will. (adm. 1787) in which year Gunning was their private tutor at Kingsland 
{Rem. 1. 96). Gunning records that M'' Evans was so well known over Wales 
that in journeying from Kingsland to Carnarvon they scarcely passed a night 
at an inn {ib. 101). 

Chad, George : son of Robert : born at Wells, Norfolk. Educated (? at Wells) 

by M^ Parr. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'' Dix 7 Nov. 1748. Age 17. 

Resided till Mids^ 1751. Gave two large silver candlesticks. Admitted 

at Lincoln's Inn 24 May 1749. Probably of the family of Chad of Thursford. 

Senhouse, Humphry: son of Humphry: born at Netherhall, Cumberland. 
School : St Bees, under M'' Fisher. Admitted pensioner under M'' Wigley 
12 Jan. 174|. Age 17. 

B.A. (11th wrangler) 1753 ; M.A. 1756. Admitted scholar 11 Feb. \1^. 
Fellow of Pembroke 1756. Of Netherhall. Married Cath. Wood of Beadnell, 
Northumb^. M.P. for Qockermouth 1786, and for Cumberland 1790. Died 
1814 (Whellan, 328). 



2.54 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Waugh, John : son of John : born at Carlisle. School : Appleby, under M'" Yates. 
Admitted pensioner under M'' Wigley 25 Jan. 174|. Age 18. 

B.A. 1753; M.A. 1763. Admitted scholar 11 Feb. I74f. His father 
was vicar of Stanwix, 1727-65 : his grandfather, I think, was Bishop of 
Carlisle 1723-34. Ordained deacon, Worcester, 1754 May: priest, June. 
Vicar of Bromsgrove, 9 June 1754: his successor instituted Jan. 1778. 

Owen, Hugh : son of William : born at Chester. School : Hackney, under 
M^ Newcome. Admitted fellow-commoner under the Master 17 May 1749. 
Age 18. 

Resided, under care of M^ Wigley, till Mids. 1751 : when perhaps he 
migrated to Jesus College, where a Hugh Owen was B.A. 1754. 

Clarke, Thomas : son of Henry : born at Kino[u]lton, Notts. School : Notting- 
ham, under M'' Henson. Admitted sizar under M'' Wigley [no facts] 24 May 
1747 : and again 24 May 1750. Age (in 1750) 18. 

B.A. 1754. Admitted scholar 3 Dec. 1750. Ordained deacon, York, 1754 
■June : priest 1755 Sept. One of these names rector of West Hallam, Derbs. 
1788-1804, when he died. 

*Cockshutt, Thomas : son of Josias : born at Kegworth. School : Leicester, 
under M'" Andrews. Admitted pensioner under M"" Wigley 4 July 1749. 
Age 17. 

B.A. 1753; M.A. 1756. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 2 Dec. 
1749. Elder son of Josiah Cockshutt (1706) rector of Kegworth 1725-62: 
his brother, Josias, admitted 1758. Elected Fellow, in place of Ri. Hayes 
22 Nov. 1756. Signs 26 Oct. 1757 as T. Cockshutt-Twisleton ; his mother 
Mary was sister and heiress of Joh. Twisleton of Horstman Place (Hunter, 
F.M.G. 431). Custos cistae 1760. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1757 Oct. 28: 
priest, Nov. 1. Fellowship declared vacant 6 Mar. 1761. He married Dorothy 
Davys of Loughborough in this year — hence, I suppose, the vacancy as it does 
not seem that he held any living. He died 24 July 1764, aged 32 and was 
buried at Kegworth. M.I. wrongly copied by Nichol, 8. 1444: whence much 
confusion. 

Holford, Peter : son of Elms : born at Warrington. School : Macclesfield, under 
M^ Atkinson. Admitted sizar under M*" Wigley 6 July 1749. Age 18. 

B.A. (Wthjun. opt.) 1753. Admitted scholar 2 Dec. 1749. Presumably 
akin to Pet. Holford of St John's, Master in Chancery 1750-1804 (Scott, 
Adm. Book, 473) : but not given in Burke L.G. 636 : died, senior Master in 
Chancery and Governor of the New River Company 14 July 1804 " immensely 
rich." (Gent. Mag. p. 698.) 

Cholwick, Thomas : son of William, armiger : born at Blackawton, Devon. 
School : Tiverton, under M"" Daddo. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
M"- Wigley 4 Apr. 1750. Age 19. 

Resided from Lady Day 1750 to Lady Day 1751. Gave two large silver 
candlesticks. 

Bates, White : son of Robert : born at Mazey p], Northants. Educated there by 
his father [prob. Rob. Bates B.A. 1712 of St John's]. Admitted pensioner 
under M^ Wigley 15 May 1750. Age 18. 

LL.B. 1757. Admitted scholar 3 Dec. 1750. Ordained deacon, Peter- 
borough, 1754 June: priest 1755 Sept. Instituted to rectory of Creeton, 
Lines. 4 May 1762. Rector of Swayfield, Lines. : had dispensation from Lam- 
beth 16 Oct. 1810 to hold also the vicarage of Tallington, distant 10 miles. 



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Bettinson, John : son of George : born at Risley, Derbs. School : Nottingham, 
under M' Henson. Admitted sizar under M'' Wigley 13 June 1750. Age 18. 
B.A. 1754; M.A. 1757. Admitted scholar 3 Dec. 1750. Ordained 
deacon, Chester, 1755 Feb. 

Thornton, Abume : son of Richard : born at Wartling, Sussex. School : Charter- 
house, under M' Crusius. Admitted sizar under M"" Wigley 16 June 1750. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 1754 ; M.A. 1759. Admitted scholar 3 Dec. 1750. Ordained deacon, 
Chichester, 1754 July : priest, Norwich, 1758 May. Curate of Roydon, Nor- 
folk. Rector of Shimpling 1767-72. Married Sarah, daughter of Sir Philip 
Holt of Upton. Died Dec. 1772. 

Robinson, Nicholas : son of Procter : born at Carlisle. School : Wigton, under 
M^' Blaine. Admitted sizar under M'" Wigley 28 June 1750. Age 19. 

B.A. (ithjun. opt.) 1754. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 3 Dec. 
1750. Vicar of Thursby, Cumberland, 1753-85, when he died aged 54. 

His son. Proctor, was born at Thursby 1780 and admitted at Lincoln, 
Oxford 1800 : and a daughter Isabella was born 1784. 

There is the following entry in the Thursby Register. " Fleming John 
Brisco, son of Sir John Brisco, Bart., of Crofton Place and Caroline Alicia his 
wife was born 8 Sept. 1781 at Crofton Place. There is no entry either of 
Baptisms or Burials for the year 1781 made by the Rev. Nicholas Robinson 
late Vicar. The above was entered by John Mayson (on 24 August 1790) 
at the request of Sir John Brisco, Bart." (Information from Rev. W. GoUing, 
vicar.) 
Thomlinson, John : son of John : born in London. School : in Essex, under 
M^ Taylor. Admitted fellow-commoner under M^' Shepherd 2 July 1750. 
Age 19. 

Resided till Lady Day 1753. Probably the son of John Thomlinson of 
East Barnet, Herts, who was admitted at Lincoln's Inn 19 Mar. 175 J. 
Banks, John : [father not given] : of Yorkshire. School : Giggleswick, under 
M"" Paley. Admitted sizar under M'' Wigley 3 Nov. 1750. Age 18. 

LL.B. 1757. Admitted scholar (K. Edw.) 6 May 1752. Ordained deacon, 
Chester, 1757 Mar. : priest, Norwich, 1762 July : curate of Westhall, Suffolk. 
Appointed by the inhabitants to the perpetual curacy of South Elmham 
St Michael 1764-85. 
Milnes, James Andrew : [father not given] : of Notts. School : Bradford. 
Admitted pensioner under M*" Wigley 24 Apr. 1751. Age 19. 

LL.B. 1758 ; LL.D. 1779. Son of Tho. Milnes of Newark and of Dorothy 
Clay of Kelham. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1758 Feb. ; licensed to Firsby, 
Lines. : priest 1758 May. Perhaps vicar in 1764 of Halton, Lines, where his 
son Thomas was born. Rector also of Shelton, Notts. : had dispensation 
7 Dec. 1779 to hold also the rectory of Brant Broughton, Lines., distant 
12 miles. Married Anne, daughter of Sam. Wright of Spilsby, and had 
children: a son, Thomas, admitted 1783. He was living at Newark in 1808. 
Died 1814, aged 82. 

Grainger, Willam : [father not given] : of Cumberland. School : Wigton. Ad- 
mitted sizar under M'' Wigley 30 May 1751. Age 19. 

B.A. 1755; M.A. 1777. Admitted scholar (K. Edw.) 6 May 1752. 
Ordained deacon, London [Bangor, in Lambeth Beg''.], 1755 Feb. : priest, 
Norwich, 1756 March : curate of Copdock and Washbrook, Suffolk. Chaplain 
to Lord Cathcart. Rector of Salcott Virley, Essex, Apr. 1761 : had dis- 
pensation 9 Nov. 1776 to hold also the vicarage of Teynham, Kent (patron, 
Archdeacon Backhouse) distant 30 miles^ 



256 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Hetherington, Francis : [father not given] : of Cumberland. " lam sacris 
initiatus." Admitted sizar under M"" Wigley 10 June 1751. Age not given. 
A " ten-year man " : has a charge of 3s. Od. against him in Study-rents every 
quarter from Mids. 1751 to Mids. 1761 : there is nothing to show which of 
them he kept by residence. B.D. 1761. Rector of Evedon, Lines. Had 
dispensation 16 Feb. 1764 to hold also the vicarage of Lavington (Lenton) 
distant 14 miles. He died at Lenton 26 Oct. 1768 and was buried there. 
M.L " Crux Christi Honor Mihi." (Information from Rev. G. B. Vesey, vicar.) 

Thomlinson, John : armiger : [father not given] : born in Essex. School : Beverley, 
Yorks. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Wigley 1 July 1751. Age 18. 
B.A. 1756 ; M.A. 1759. Resided till Mids'. 1759. Gave two large silver 
candlesticks. Perhaps John Thomlinson lord of the manor of Cley-next-the 
sea, Norfolk, and owner of most of the soil of the parish, who presented to 
the rectory in 1764 Robert Thomlinson (1758) who may have been a younger 
brother, or more distant kinsman. He suffered heavily from the spring tides 
which sometimes break through the sand barrier and flood the salt-marshes 
which extend from Blakeney to Weybourne ; as Robert records in the parish 
register. (Information from Rev. Everett J. Bishop, rector.) 

Forby, Joseph : son of Joseph : born at Fincham, Norfolk. School : Lynn, under 
M'" Daville. Admitted pensioner under M"" Wigley 23 Oct. 1751. Age 18. 

B.A. 1756; M.A. 1764. Admitted scholar 11 Nov. 1751. His father Jos. 
(adm. 17 If) died rector of Fincham 1745. Ordained priest, Norwich, 1758 
May : curate of Threxton near Watton. 

Wheler, Granville: son of Granville, clerk, and of Cath., sister of the Earl of 
Huntingdon : born at Otterden, Kent. School : Leicester, under M"^ Andrews. 
Admitted fellow-commoner under M** Wigley 23 Oct. 1751. Age 19. 

M.A. 1755. Admitted scholar 11 Nov. 1751. Resided till Mids. 1755. 
Gave two large silver candlesticks. Son of Granville (1717) and brother 
of Theophilus (174^). Of Otterden Place, Kent. Married Sibylla, daughter 
of Rob. Haswell, Capt". R.N. Died in France 1786 : buried at Charing. 

Berrow, Capel : 

M.A. 1758. Son of Capel, clerk, of Northill, Beds. Matriculated at 
St John's, Oxford 1734, aged 19. B.A. (Oxford) 1738. Incorporated, and M.A. 
(Christ's) 1758. Born 27 Sept. 1715 : son of Capel (adm. 1700) : admitted at 
Merchant Taylors' 1727. Lecturer at St Benet and St Peter, Paul's Wharf. 
Chaplain to Sergeants' Inn. Rector of Finningley, Notts. 5 June 1747 : 
patron, John Harvey, Esq. Rector of Rossington, Notts, {sic'i Yorks.) 5 Nov. 
1763. Author : Deism not consistent with the Religion of Reason and Nature^ 
London, 1751. A lapse of human souls in a state of j)f^^^istence the only 
original sin, 1766. Theological Dissertations, London, 1772. 

Moody, Samuel : son of Hatch, armiger : born in London. School : West- 
minster, under D^' Nichols. Admitted fellow-commoner under M*" Shepherd 
29 Jan. 1752. Age 17. 

Resided till Lady Day 1756. Gave two large silver candlesticks. Ad- 
mitted at Gray's Inn 16 Dec. 1752, as son of Hatch Moody, Esq. of Oxhey 
Lane, Watford. 

Erskine, John : third son of James (second son of the Earl of Mar) : born at 
Preston, Scotland. Educated in London. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
the Master 20 Feb. 1752. Age 29. 

M.A. 1753. Chaplain to the Countess dowager of Pembroke. Rector of 
Gosfield, Essex 1750-80. Had dispensation from Lambeth 21 July 1756 to 
hold also the rectory of Black Notley, distant six miles. Also rector of Wick- 
ham St Paul's 1762. 



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Monoux, Philip : son of Louis : of Beds. School : Market-street, Herts, [under 
M*" Pitman]. Admitted pensioner under M*" Wigley 5 Mar. 1752. Age 17. 

B.A. 1756; M.A. 1759. Admitted scholar 2 May 1752. Son of Louis 
(1720), Fellow of Christ's and rector of Sandy. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 

1757 Sept.; licensed to Tempsford, Beds.: priest, 1759 June. Chaplain to the 
Countess dowager of Lovel and Holland. Rector of Sandy (succeeding his 
father) 1771. Had dispensation 26 April 1771 to hold also the contiguous 
rectory of Tempsford (as his father had done). His first cousin Sir Philip 
(adm. 1757) became fifth baronet in 1757 on the extinction of the elder branch 
of the family. Sir Philip the fifth was succeeded by his son Sir Philip the 
sixth, who died childless 1809. The rector of Sandy consequently succeeded 
as seventh baronet, and survived for five years. He died childless 1814, 
aged 79; and the baronetcy became extinct. See pedigree (Vol. i. p. 321). 

Tatham, John : son of William : born in Suffolk. School : Eton, under T>^ Sumner. 
Admitted sizar under M'" Wigley 9 Apr. 1752. Age 19. 

B.A. 1756; M.A. 1760. Admitted scholar 2 May 1752. Son of Will. 
(1700) vicar of Wiston, Suffolk. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1756 Mar. : 
curate to his father at Wiston. Priest, Rochester, 1757 Oct. : curate of St Paul's 
Cray, with stipend of £40. Probably the Joh. Tatham vicar of Meopham, 
Kent 1770, presented by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury : there in 1778. 
Resigned on presentation to Lexden, Essex (Halstead, 1. 469). 

Harbord, Harbord: son of the Hon. Sir William Harbord, K.C.B. : born at 
Gunton, Norfolk. Educated at home by M'" Parkinson (Fellow of Christ's). 
Admitted fellow-commoner under the Master 20 April 1752. Age 18. 

Resided (under M^" Parkinson after D"" Rooke's death) till Mids^. 1754. 
Sir Harbord Harbord, son of Sir Will. Harbord, Bart. (1745) by his wife 
Eliz., daughter of Rob. Britiffe of Baconsthorpe. Succeeded 1770 : M.P. for 
Norfolk : became first Baron Suffield of Suffield, 1786. Married Mary, coheir 
of Sir Ralph Assheton of Middleton, Lanes. Had two sons, William Assheton, 
and Edward, second and third barons. Died 4 Feb. 1810, aged 77. 

*Bailey, Laurence : son of Robert : born at Newton, Lanes. School : Rivington, 
under M"" Norcross. Admitted sizar under M"" Wigley 13 May 1752. Age 18. 
B.A. (6th sen. opt.) 1756; M.A. 1759. Admitted scholar 26 May 1752. 
Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1755 (but called B. A., perhaps 1756) Nov. ; licensed 
to Sporle, Norfolk: priest, Chester, 1757 June; assistant curate of St Thomas, 
Ardwick, Manchester. Elected Fellow, Finch and Baines (succeeding M'" Wall) 
14 Feb. 1759 ; L. Marg. (succeeding Jonathan Wigley) 5 Sept. 1761. Bunting, 
Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 1762. He signed but once at a College 
meeting (11 July 1763) and probably did not reside. In April 1765 he was 
appointed by the College of Christ, Manchester to the Augmented Chapel of 
Ardwick. His Fellowship was declared vacant 13 June 1769. 

Younge, Robert : son of Robert : of Essex. School : Colchester, under M'" Hayes. 
Admitted sizar under M"" Wigley 27 May 1752. Age 19. 

B.A. 1756. Admitted scholar 22 Nov. 1752. Ordained priest, London, 

1758 Sept. 

Bull, John : son of Nicholas : born in Surrey. School : Merchant Taylors', under 
M^ Criche. Admitted sizar under M"" Wigley 13 June 1752. Age 19. 

B.A. 1756; M.A. 1769. Admitted scholar 22 Nov. 1752. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1756 Sept. Chaplain to the Earl of Macclesfield. Rector of 
Inworth, near Kelvedon, 5 Feb. 1761-1802, when Sam. Wix (1791) succeeded 
him. Had dispensation 13 July 1769 to hold also the rectory of Pentlow, 
distant 17 miles. J. P. for Essex. Resigned Pentlow just before he died, 

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258 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

13 Feb. 1802, aged 68 {Gent. Mag. p. 275), when another John Bull (probably 
his son, admitted 1785) was instituted, and held it till 1816, when again a 
John Bull appears. 

*Huclson, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Otley, Yorks. School : Bingley, 
under his father. Admitted sizar under M'" Wigley 1 July 1752. Age 19. 

B.A. (lst>n. opt.) 1756; M.A. 1759. Admitted scholar 22 Nov. 1752. 
Elected Fellow, Finch and Baines (succeeding L. Bailey) 5 Oct. 1761; K. Edw. 
(sue. Wall) 6 Nov. 1762 ; L. Marg. (sue. B. Porteus) 10 June 1763. Ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 1756 Mar.; licensed to Holme, Norfolk: priest, Peterborough, 
(for York) 1757 Sept. I gather from a pamphlet of D^ Fisher's that in 
1761 (or ?1763) Hudson was P.O. of Idle, near Bingley, Yorks. (extended 
value £30 a year) : that in consequence the Master M"^ Thomas regarded him 
as ineligible as a candidate : that he resigned the curacy before he was elected : 
that the Archbishop kept the curacy open till after the election, and then 
offered it again to him : and that it was accepted, no one raising any objection. 
It would seem from the Admission Book that he was, not only curate of 
Idle, but also Master of Bingley School, succeeding his father, who died, I 
believe 1765. A M'" Hudson was there in 1761, in 1771, in 1782 (specified as 
"former Fellow") and in 1783 : and the fact is definitely stated in Whitaker- 
Morant, Craven, but not the dates. How this was compatible with his tenure 
of Toft (see below) which is equally certain, does not appear. He was Bunting, 
Walkhampton and Knap well Preacher 1763 : had no other office and did not 
reside : he signs once (July 1769) : and again once shortly after his presenta- 
tion by the College to Bourn (succeeding J. Barker) 5 Feb. 1773. He was 
presented to Toft (on the death of Tho. Metcalfe at the age of 91 after holding 
Toft for 62 years, and Hardwick for 54) 4 July 1777 : and 19 July 1777 he 
was instituted to Hardwick of which the Bishop of Ely was patron. He was 
Chaplain to Lord Willoughby of Parham : but there seems to have been a 
difficulty in the way of his holding Toft also: for on 14 July 1778 there is 
an Order that " M*" Hudson have another presentation to the rectory of Toft, 
whenever he desires it, if he think it necessary to procure a dispensation " : 
and opposite the signatures (including on this occasion his own) is written 
"I do now resign my Fellowship, T. Hudson." He was instituted to Toft 
23 June 1779. He died July 1785, aged 51. 

Nibbs, Septimus : son of William : born in Antigua. School : St Bees, under 
M'^ Fisher. Admitted pensioner under M'' Wigley 13 Oct. 1752. Age 16. 

M.B. 1758. He appears both in the Admission Book and in the Cat. 
Grad. as " Septimus Filius Nibbs " : perhaps an error. He was son of William 
Nibbs and Mary his wife of St George's, Antigua : he had brothers Octavius 
and Nonus. He appears in Oliver [Hist, of Antigua) as D"" Septimus Nibbs of 
St George's. He married twice, each time a Grace : by the second wife who 
was sister of Chris. Hodge (adm. 1757) he had four sons and two daughters. 

Husband, Richard : son of John : born at Eyton, Salop. School : Wem, under 
M"- Prytherch. Admitted 20 June 1753. Age 17. 

B.A. (9th wrangler) 1757; M.A. 1761. Admitted scholar 29 Nov. 1753. 
Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1758 Sept. : priest, Rochester, 1759 Dec. Minor 
Canon of Rochester 1759—84 : and Chaplain to the Bishop. Vicar of Hailing 
1760-66. Vicar of Chart 27 June 1766, presented by the Dean and Chapter : 
held it till 1770. Also P.C. of Stroud 1767 [?] (Hasted, 1. 557). Vicar of 
Wateringbury near Maidstone 1770 {% succeeding Ri. Husband, M.A. 1724) : 
which he exchanged for West Mailing 13 Dec. 1770 : had dispensation 10 Apr. 
1804 to hold also the rectory of Stouting, distant 29 miles. Died at West 
Mailing 25 Mar. 1814, aged 78. 



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Lawson, Peter : son of Thomas : born at Yarm, Yorks. School : Sedbergh, under 
M'" Bateman. Admitted sizar under M^ Wigley, after half a year at Corpus, 
28 Nov. 1753. Age not given. 

B.A. (6th jun. opt.) 1757. Admitted scholar 29 Nov. 1753. Ordained 
deacon, London, 1757 Mar. : priest 1758 Feb. 

Harries, George : 

M.A. 1760. Son of Samuel of St David's, Pembroke, pleb. Matriculated 
at Jesus College, Oxford 6 May 1741, aged 18. B.A. (Oxford) 1745. In- 
corporated, and M.A. (Christ's) 1760. 

♦Holcombe, William : [father not given] : of Pembs. School : Westminster, 
under D"" Nichols. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ Swainson (sponsor) and 
Wray 16 April 1754. Born 19 May 1736. 

B.A. (4th wrangler) 1758 ; M.A. 1761. Admitted scholar 26 Nov. 1754. 
Ordained deacon, Lambeth, 1759 Sept.: priest 1760 June. Elected Fellow, in 
place of T. Cockshutt Twisleton 10 Mar. 1761. Fellowship declared vacant 
20 Nov. 1762. Name replaced for a year Nov. 1768. Chaplain to the Bishop 
of St David's. Rector of Cosheston, near Pembroke. Had license 1 Feb. 1780 
to hold also the vicarage of Llangadock, distant 28 miles. Same year 18 Nov., 
while at Cosheston, had dispensation to hold also the vicarage of Mathrey 
with Granston, Pembroke, distant 20 miles. On 29 Feb. 1788 to hold also 
the rectory of Manordivy, Pembs., distant 29 miles. On 14 March 1789 while 
rector of Manordivy to hold the vicarage of Llanvihangel, Penbryn, Cardigan, 
distant 20 miles. Prebendary of St David's 4 May 1780. Died 1 Aug. 1796, 
at sea. Author: A Sermon on Isaiah, Iviii. 13. 

Wright, Thomas : son of Thomas, rector of Euston, Suffolk. [School : not given.] 
Admitted pensioner under Mess*"* Swainson (sponsor) and Wray 18 June 1754. 
Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1755. Admitted scholar 26 Nov. 1754. Brother of 
Harbord (1742) and of John (1761). Perhaps died young. 

Wrighton, Daniel : [father not given] : born at Northampton. School : Daventry, 
under M*" Cadman. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Swainson (sponsor) and 
Wray 21 June 1754. Born 2 July 1736. 

B.A. 1758. Admitted scholar (L. Marg.) 26 Nov. 1754; Finch and 
Baines 2 Nov. 1756. 

Brindley, Henry : son of Henry : born at Rugeley, Staffs. Educated by M*" God- 
win. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Swainson (sponsor) and Wray 26 June 1754 
Born 2 June 1736. 

B.A. 1758; M.A. 1762. Admitted scholar 26 Nov. 1754. Vicar of 
Holcombe Burnell, Devon. 

Clowes, Jonathan : son of Jonathan : born at Alveton [Alton], Staffs. Educated 
there by his father. Admitted sizar under Mess""^ Swainson and Wray (sponsor) 
30 Oct. 1754. Age 20. 

Admitted scholar 1 Nov. 1755. Appears in Study-rents till Lady Day 1760. 

Orlebar, Richard : son of John, armiger : born at Hinwick, Beds. School : Eton, 
under D*" Sumner. Admitted fellow-commoner under M"^ Porteus 30 Oct. 1754. 
Age 18. 

Resided till Lady Day 1758. Admitted at Middle Temple 27 Jan. 1768. 
Son of John Orlebar, of Hinwick House, M.P. for Bedford, by his wife Mary, 
daughter of Samuel Rolt, M.P. One of the Clerks extraordinary of the Privy 
Council. Married (1) Eliz., daughter of the Rev. Jos. Cuthbert, rector of 
Bulpham, Essex who died Jan. 1777; (2) (Charlotte, daughter of Rob. Willing 

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of London : and had issue by both. Richard (eldest son by first wife) admitted 
1792; grandson, Cuthbert, admitted 1826. Died at Bath 9 Nov. 1803 {Gent. 
Mag. 1098). 

Higham (Heighara), John : son of John : born at Bury St Edmunds. Educated 
at Wyverstone by his uncle, M^ Steggall. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Swain- 
son and Wray (sponsor) 9 Nov. 1754. Age 19. 

B.A. (Mids.) 1758. Admitted scholar (Heigham) 26 Nov. 1754. Ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 1758 May: licensed to Great Saxham. P.O. of Walsham-le- 
Willows 25 May 1761-1813. P.O. of Great Ashfield 7 Aug. 1765-1813, 
patron, Edw. Thurlow, Esq. Rector of Westhorpe, Suffolk 29 June 1767-1812, 
patron, Marg^ Steggall, widow. Rector of Beyton 26 Jan. 1789-1813, patron, 
the Crown. Died (presumably) 1813. 

*Brown, Nicholas : son of Alexander : born at Branton, North umb<^. School : 
Newcastle, under M^ Moises. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Swainson and Wray 
(sponsor) 14 Nov. 1754. Age 18. 

B.A. (7th wrangler) 1759; M.A. 1762; D.D. 1787. Admitted scholar 
(L. Marg.) 4 July 1755; Finch and Baines 2 Nov. 1756. Ordained deacon, 
Lambeth, 1759 July: priest 1760 June. Elected Fellow, Finch and Baines 
(in place of Tho. Hudson), 30 Nov. 1762: K. Edw. (same) 17 June 1763. 
Bunting, Walkhampton and Knap well Preacher 1764. Held no other office : 
and probably did not reside, though he occasionally signs College Orders. In- 
stituted to Sutton Valence vicarage March 1765. Presented to Ingoldsby, 
succeeding M'" Harwell 4 July 1770. Fellowship declared vacant 11 July 1771. 
Died at Ingoldsby 1810. 

♦Harrington, Robert : son of Martin : born at Nayland, Suffolk. School : Ded- 
ham, under M"^ Grimwood. Admitted sizar under Mess'"^ Swainson and Wray 
(sponsor) 17 Nov. 1754. Age 16. 

B.A. (8th sen. opt.) 1759 ; M.A. 1763. Admitted scholar 1 Nov. 1755. Or- 
dained deacon, Chester, 1761 July: priest, Ely, 1772 Mar. Elected Fellow, 
Finch and Baines (succeeding M"^ Brown) 15 July 1763 ; L. Marg. (succeeding 
M"" French) 15 July 1771. Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 
1766 and 1771. Gustos cistae 1770. Senior Dean 1774. Presented to Croxton 
5 Feb. 1773 : he had just returned (I believe) into residence at Cambridge and 
remained resident. Vicar of Meld re th, on the presentation of the Dean and 
Chapter of Ely 30 Sept. 1774 — just before he was elected Senior Dean. His 
Fellowship was declared vacant 22 Feb 1775. He died the same year : perhaps 
in June. Croxton which he held till his death was filled up 18 Dec. 1775. 

Morrison, George : 

M.A. 1761. Matriculated 20 Feb. 172| at St John's, Oxford, as son of 
Geo. Morrison, of Berks., pleb., aged 16. B.A. (Magd. Oxf.) 1732. Chaplain 
of Magdalen, 1733-4. Incorporated, and M.A. (Christ's) 1761. Chaplain to 
the Earl of Dumfries. Vicar of Eastwood, near Rochford, Essex 1749 : had 
dispensation 24 Feb. 1761 to hold also the rectory of Sutton, distant two miles. 
Died 11 Dec. 1762 (Bloxam, 2. 91 : Al. Ox. 988). 

Dudley, Edward : [father not given] : of Warwickshire. [School : not given.] 

Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Swainson and Wray 3 Feb. 1755. Age not given. 

" Has aedes nostras intravit, eas autem infelix nunquam revisit " — says the 

Praelector, Joshua Wigley. I should infer that he died before coming into 

residence : but he appears in Study -rents down to Lady Day 1756. 

Robinson, Thomas: son of the Hon. Thomas, K.B. : born at Vienna, but of 
Yorkshire by race. School : Westminster, under D^ Markham. Admitted 
fellow-commoner under the Master 21 Feb. 1755. Age 16. 

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quarter down to Lady Day 1761. His name appears on 12 pairs of silver 
knives and forks — a choice in which he had, perhaps, no share. Born 30 Nov. 
1738, eldest son of Sir Tho. Robinson, sometime Fellow of Trinity, envoy 
extraordinary at Vienna, where his son was born, by his wife Frances, daughter 
of Tho. Worsley of Hovingham, Lanes. M.P. for Christchurch, 1761-70. 
Second Lord Grantham, 1770. Ambassador to Spain 1771-9. First Lord of 
Trade 1780. Secretary for foreign aiFairs 1782 in Shelburne's Ministry. 
Married 1780 Mar}" Yorke, daughter of Philip second Lord Hardwick. Died 
1786 at Grantham House, Putney Heath. "A very agreeable man — possessed 
of solid though not eminent parts, with a knowledge of foreign affairs and of 
Europe" (H. Walpole). (D.N.B.) 

Webster, James : son of John : born at Rampside, Lanes. School : Kirkby Lons- 
dale, under M^ Wilson. Admitted sizar under Mess''^ Swainson and Wray 
19 Apr. 1755. Age 21. 

LL.B. 1765. Admitted scholar 1 Nov. 1755. Ordained (as student at 
Christ's) deacon, Lincoln, 1757 Mar. : licensed to Grantham : priest, 1758 May. 
Yicar of Great Cowarne, Hereford. Had dispensation 11 Feb. 1774 to hold 
also the perpetual curacy of Stroud, distant 24 miles. 

Chilcott, William : son of William, D.D. : born in Middlesex. School : St Paul's, 
under M^* Thickney p Thicknesse]. Admitted pensioner under Mess^« Swainson 
and Wray (sponsor) 30 June 1755. Age 19. 

B.A. 1759. Admitted scholar 22 Nov. 1756. Probably son of Will. Chil- 
cott D.D., P.C. of St Laurence, New Brentford 1726-60. Ordained deacon, 
London, 1759 Sept. : priest, Dec. 

Hutchinson, Thomas : son of Edward : born at Clipston, Northants. School : 
Kibworth, under M^ Aikin. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess'"^ Swainson 
and Wray (sponsor) 1 July 1755. Age 21 p], 

B.A. 1759. One Tho. Hutchinson B.A., vicar of Hatfield Peverell, Essex, 
Sept. 1760 on the presentation of the trustees of the late Sir Edw. Alleyn. 
One of these names vicar of Great Finborough 28 Aug. 1764-98, patron, the 
Bishop of Ely. Vicar of "Hawellee" [Haughley], Suffolk 17 Apr. 1771-98, 
he being patron for this turn. Died 1798 {Gent. Mag. 68. 539). 

Brereton, William : son of Thomas : born in London. School : Eton, under 
D'' Sumner. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ Swainson and Wray (sponsor) 
9 Sept. 1755. Age 18. 

Resided till Lady Day 1756. One of these names (no degree) rector of 
Pickwell, Leics. (patron, the Earl of Gainsborough) 23 Feb. 1779 : there in 1797. 
Also rector of Cottesmore, Ruts. (Nichols, ii. ii. 771). 

*Easton, Thomas : son of Richard : born at Grantham. School : Grantham, under 
M^ Bacon. Admitted pensioner " doctus sermones utriusque linguae " (says the 
Praelector) under Mess'"^ Swainson and Wray (sponsor) 11 Sept. ] 755. Age 18. 
B.A. (5th >n. opt.) 1760 ; M.A. 1763. Baptised 8 Dec. 1737. Son of Ri. 
Easton, vicar of Grantham 1736-86, and Sarah his wife. Admitted scholar 
1 Nov. 1755. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1760 June; licensed to Gunnerby and 
Londonthorpe, Lines. Ordained priest, Rochester, 1761 Dec. Signs the register 
(as curate) of Fen Drayton Oct. 1764-Apr. 1765. Elected Fellow, in place of 
Will. Holcombe, 30 Nov. 1762. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, 
Bunting, Walkhampton and Knap well Preacher and Gustos cistae 1765: 
Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist 1766. Steward 1767; also Senior 
Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher— but held these for one year only. 
Curate of St Andrew's 1765. Rector of Barkston 8 Oct. 1766: and St Mary, 
Binbrooke 27 Feb. 1768: the last by dispensation (15 Feb.), being distant 
29 miles: he was chaplain to the Duke of Hamilton. He held Barkston 



262 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

till 1792, when he resigned. He continued to reside at Cambridge till the 
latter part of 1768. On 10 Feb. 1769 his Fellowship was declared vacant. 
In 1792, being Chaplain to the Duke of Somerset and vicar of Binbrooke, he 
was licensed to hold the vicarage of Grantham, worth £407 a year, distant 
30 miles: which he held for 25 years, dying 27 July 1817, aged 79. MJ. on 
floor under the tower. 

Dorsett, William : son of William : born at Shrewsbury. School : Shrewsbury, 
under M'' Hotchkis. Admitted sizar under Mess*"^ Swainson and Wray (sponsor) 
9 Oct. 1755. Age 25. 

LL.B. 1762. Admitted scholar 22 Xov. 1756. Ordained deacon, London, 
1757 June: priest, Sept. 

Grant, James : son of Ludovick, bart. : born in Scotland. School : Westminster, 
under D'" Markham. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'* Porteus 13 Jan. 
1756. Age 18. 

M.A. 1757. In Study-rents, paying £1. 5s. Od. each quarter for himself 
and his man till Lady Day 1758 : afterwards 3s. Od. till Mids''. 1761 : perhaps 
he merely kept his rooms. Gave two large silver candlesticks. Born 19 May 
1738, son of Sir Ludovick Grant, by his wife Lady Margaret, daughter of 
James, Earl of Findlater. Sir James Grant of Grant. M.P. for Elgin and 
Forres 1761-8 : and for Banfif, 1790-5. Lord Lieutenant of Inverness 1794- 
1809. Raised a Highland regiment 1795 — being a man of great local influence. 
Married in 1763 Jean, daughter of Alex. Duff of Hatton, by whom he had 
three sons and three daughters. Died at Castle Grant 18 Feb. 1811, aged 72. 
(D.N.B.) 

Corbin, Gawin : eldest son of Richard, armiger : born at Laneville, Virginia. 
School: Grinstead, Essex, under M"" Harris. Admitted pensioner under M'" 
Barker 26 Jan. 1756. Age 16. 

Resided till Lady Day 1 759. Admitted at the Middle Temple 1 1 Feb. 1756 
as of King's and Queen's County, Virginia. 

Windham, Joseph: son of John Windham Bowyer : born at Twickenham. School : 
Eton, under D*" Sumner. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess*"^ Wray 
(sponsor) and Shepherd 16 Mar. 1756. Age 17. 

Matriculated fellow-commoner Af)r. 1756. Resided, as pupil of M*" Shep- 
herd till Xmas 1759. Born at Twickenham 21 Aug. 1739: related to the 
Windhams of Felbrigg. Travelled in France, Italy, Istria and Switzerland, 
returning in 1769. Made at Rome sketches of the baths, published b}'- Cha. 
Cameron, Baths of the Romans, 1772. Assistant in the publication of the An- 
tiquities of Ionia, 1797: and of the Antiquities of Athens by James Stuart. 
F.S.A. 1775 : Member of the Society of Dilettanti, 1779 : F.R.S. 1781. Got 
together one of the best antiquarian libraries in England. Married in 1769 
Charlotte, daughter of Sir Will, de Grey, first Baron Walsingham. Died at 
Earsham House, Norfolk 21 Sept. 1810. (D.N.B.) 

Hutton, James : son of Joiin, armiger : born at Marske, Richmond. School : Har- 
row, under D^" Thackeray. Admitted pensioner under Mess^'' Wray (sponsor) 
and Shepherd 16 Mar. 1756. Age 16. 

B.A. 1761. Admitted scholar 22 Nov. 1756. Resided till Mich. 1761. 
Born 1739, younger son of John Hutton of Marske, and Eliz. Darcy : brother 
of John (1747). Married Mary, daughter of John Hoyle of Ashgill, Yorks. 
Died at Aldborough, Yorks., 2 March 1798 : buried at Masham (Canon Raine 
in Yorks. Arch. Journal, 6. 238). 

Morritt, John Sawrey : son and heir of Bacon : born at York. School : Felstead, 
under M'" Drake. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess^^ Wray (sponsor) 
and Shepherd 17 Apr. 1756. Age 18. 



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He is charged 3s. Od. each quarter till Mids'". 1759 : did he reside? Bacon 
Morritt, his father, of Cawood, was of the Middle Temple : he married Anne 
Sawrey of Plimpton in Furness. John Sawrey Morritt purchased in 1769 
Rokeby Park in Teesdale, from a family named Robinson, He married Anne, 
daughter of Hen. Peirse of Bedale. Died 3 Aug. 1791, aged 53, leaving a son 
Joh. Bacon Sawrey Morritt of Rokeby Park, B.A. (St John's) 1794, one of 
the earliest Greek travellers, author of two dissertations on the site of Troy 
(Burke, L.G. 953). 

Dodsworth, Frederick : son of John, armiger : born at Thornton Hall, Rich- 
mondshire. School: Sedbergh, under D^ Bateman. Admitted pensioner under 
Mess'** Wray (sponsor) and Shepherd 22 June 1756. Age 18. 

B.A. 1760; M.A. 1764; D.D. 1784. Admitted scholar 22 Nov. 1756. 
Younger son of John Dodsworth of Thornton Watlass, near Masham, Yorks., 
N.R. (see John Dodsworth 166|). His mother was Henrietta, daughter of John 
Hutton of Marske. Licensed to the free chapel of Cleasby, Yorks. (patron, Fra. 
Wanley) Aug. 1766. Vicar of Calne, Wilts. Chaplain to the Earl of Shel- 
burne : had dispensation, 6 June 1768, to hold with Calne the vicarage of 
Figheldean, distant 20 miles. P.C. of Bredhurst, Kent, which he resigned 
28 Nov. 1782. Vicar of Spennithorne, near Ley burn (Yorks. N.R.) 23 May 
1778. Canon of Windsor 24 Nov. 1782. Died 29 Mar. 1821, age 82. He 
married (1) a daughter of Francis Barrell of Rochester; (2) Frances Mosley of 
Burley Hall : but left no children. His nephew. Sir Edw. Smith, second 
bart. of Birthwaite, Yorks. succeeded to his property and took the name of 
Dodsworth. (Sedbergh Beg": 139. Hunter, F.M.G. 420.) 

Humphreville, Henry : son of Charles : [birthplace not given]. Educated at 
home by his father. Admitted sizar under M'' Shepherd 6 Oct. 1756. Age 19. 
Admitted (Umfreville) scholar (Essex) 22 Nov. 1756. Came into residence 
Jan. 1757 : paid 7s. 6d. quarterly till Dec. 1758 : then 3s. Od. till Mids. 1764. 
Ordained (as student of Civil Law) deacon, London, 1758 Dec. : priest 1760 
Sept. Son of Cha. Umfreville (1720) vicar of Bradlield, Essex, and of Acton, 
Suffolk. 

Bourchier, Edward : son of Edward : born at Great Prickell (prob^ Brickhill), 
Bucks. School : St Albans, under M'" Preedy. Admitted pensioner under 
M^ Shepherd 9 Nov. 1756. Age 19. 

B.A. 1761 ; M.A. 1764. Admitted scholar 6 Dec. 1757. Son of the Rev. 
Edw. Bourchier, rector of Bramfield, and vicar of All Saints, Hertford. Or- 
dained deacon, Lincoln, 1761 Sept.; licensed to Stevenage, Herts.: priest, 
Lincoln, 1762 Sept. Succeeded his father as vicar of All Saints, Hertford 10 Apr. 
1771. Chaplain to Audrey, Viscountess (dowager) Townsend : had dispensa- 
tion 30 Nov. 1775 to hold also the rectory of Bramfield (Braintfield) distant 
three miles. Married Catharine, daughter of Will. Wollaston of Finborough, 
Suffolk : by whom he had a son Edward (B.A. (St John's) 1798) also rector of 
Bramfield. Died 14 Dec. 1785, aged 47. 

Lee, Philip Thomas : son of Richard : born in Maryland. School : Eton, under 
D'^ Barnard. Admitted pensioner under M^ Shepherd 4 Jan. 1757. Age 19. 
Resided till Mich, (or Xmas) 1759. Admitted at the Middle Temple 
24 Feb. 1756. Second son of Ri. Lee of Blenheim on the Potomac, and of 
Grace Ashton. Married a Miss Russell of England and had five children. 
He was of the family from which the Confederate General, R. E. Lee, sprang. 
Died at Blenheim 28 Nov. 1778. (Information from Sec^. of the Maryland 
Histi. Ass"., by R. A. Leigh, Esq.) ^ 



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Monoux, Philip : son of Humpliry, armiger : born at Elmley, Worcs. School : 
Eton, under D^ Barnard. Admitted fellow-commoner under M'' Porteus 

1 Mar. 1757. Age 19. 

Resided till Xmas 1759. Admitted at Gray's Inn 18 July 1754. Son of 
Humphry (son of Louis of Sandy, Beds., adm'^. 1666) by his wife Mary 
Savage of Elmley. Succeeded in 1757, as fifth Baronet, his cousin Sir 
Humphry of Wotton, Beds. Sir Phil. Monoux of Wotton. Major in the Bed- 
ford Militia 1759. Sheriff of Beds. 1763. An energetic Justice of the Peace 
for more than 40 years. [Gent Mag. 1805, p. 580.) Married Eliz., daughter 
of Sir Ambrose Riddell of Eversholt. Died 1805, aged ^Q. His son Sir 
Philip, sixth baronet, died unmarried in 1809 : and was succeeded by Philip 
(adm*^. 1752), whom see : also pedigree in Vol. i. p. 321. 

Hyde, John : son of George : born at Heath, Yorks. School : Ripon, under his 
father. Admitted sizar under M^" Shepherd 9 June 1757. Age 17. 

B.A. {2r\djun. opt.) 1761 ; M.A. 1764. Admitted scholar 6 Dec. 1757. 
Ordained deacon, Chester, 1761 May: priest, Norwich, 1762 Sept.; curate 
of East Dereham. Rector of Stoke Talmage, Oxford. Chaplain to George, 
Prince of Wales : had dispensation 20 July 1785, to hold also the vicarage of 
Sunbury, Midds. distant 28 miles. On 27 July 1790, he had dispensation to 
hold with Stoke Talmage the rectory of St Mary Aldermary, distant 30 miles 
[?] : in which capacity he granted 4 May 1792, leases of divers tenements, 
which were confirmed by the Archbishop. Died 1805. (Hennessy, cxxx.) 

Hodge, Christopher : [father not given] : born in Antigua : of the University 
of Edinburgh ; whence he was admitted fellow-commoner under M'" Shepherd 

2 July 1757. Age not given. 

Resided till Mich. 1758. Eldest son of Henry Hodge of Antigua, who 
died 1750, by his second wife Grace: baptised at St John's 10 Sept. 1739. 
Married in 1766 Isabella, daughter of Mich. Lovell : had sons, Henry and 
Langford, both members of the Council, and Mich. Lovell Hodge, M.D. 
Buried at St John's 5 May 1773. (Oliver, Antigua.) 

Hodgson, William : 

M.A. 1764. Probably son of John, pleb., of Penrith : matriculated at 
Queen's, Oxford 6 June 1746, aged 18. B.A. (Oxford) 1750. Incorporated, 
and M.A. (Christ's) 1764. One Will. Hodson M. A., Master of Ashford School, 
Kent 1764-6, when he resigned (Hasted). (John Fisher, adm. 1766, was 
educated there under M'" Hodgson.) 

Thomlinson, Robert : son of Richard : born at Newcastle. School : Harrow, 
under D^ Thackeray. Admitted pensioner under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Back- 
house [a partnership of 10 years. Shepherd being always sponsor, except for a 
few B.A.'s] 28 Jan. 1758. Age 18. 

B.A. 1762; M.A. 1765. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. He resided 
till Lady Day — afterwards charged 3s. a quarter till Lady Day 1769. Ordained 
priest, Norwich, 1764 May : curate of Cley-next-the-sea in 1763. Presented 
to the rectory of Cley in 1764 by John Thomlinson, Esq., the chief land-owner 
in the parish " on the resignation of D^ Backhouse who held the living till I 
was old enough to take it " (note in the Register, wherein he entered matters 
of local interest, chiefly the damage sustained by high tides which break 
through the sand banks and flood the low alluvial lands). Rector of Blick- 
ling 11 Mar. 1767-1801 (and probably resided there, as he never signs at 
Cley between 1764 Aug. and 1801 Oct. just before his death) — patron, the 
Earl of Buckinghamshire. Married Alice Winch who died at Norwich 1 1 July 
1802. Buried at Cley 23 Oct. 1801 " rector and patron of the church." Age 61. 



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Crowe, Henry : son of Robert : born at SwafFham, Norfolk. School : Norwich, 
under M^ Walton. Admitted pensioner under Mess*"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
18 Mar. 1758. Age 17. 

B.A. 1762 ; M.A. (Clare) 1765. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. Elected 
Fellow of Clare 1763 Dec. 

Clough, Powell : son of Hugh : born at Glan-y-wern, Denbigh. School : Eton, 
under D»' Barnard. Admitted pensioner under Mess*^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 30 Mar. 1758. Age 18. 

Admitted scholar 6 Dec. 1759. Resided till Mids^ 1760. Son of Hugh 
Clough of Plas Clough, High Sheriff for Denbighshire, by his wife Catharine, 
daughter and heiress of Hen. Powell of Glan-y-wern : perhaps the eldest son : he 
is not mentioned at all in Burke {L.G. 251) which gives a full account of the 
family : the eldest mentioned is Hugh, born 1746, Fellow of King's: Powell 
must have been about six years older : and probably died young (? in 1760). 

Arnold, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Thetford. School : Thetford, under 
M' Knowles. Admitted sizar under Mess'^ Shepherd and Backhouse 31 Mar. 
1758. Age 18. 

Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. Resided till Lady Day 1760. 

Ashby, George : [father not given] : born in Leicestershire. School : Bosworth, 
under M'" Slade. Admitted pensioner under Mess'^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
9 May 1758. A^e 19. 

Son of Shuckburgh Ashby of Blaby, Leics. and of Mary Cradock of Cos- 
sington. Buried at Great St Andrew's 27 Aug. 1760, aged 22. M.I. in church. 

Allen, William : son of John : born at Crescelly, Pembs. Educated there 
privately by M*" Murray. Admitted sizar under Mess*'-'' Shepherd and Back- 
house 10 May 1758. Age 19. 

B.A. (1 1th jun. opt) 11 ^"1. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. Younger son 
of John Allen of Crescelly by his wife Joan, daughter of John Bartlett. 
Ordained deacon, Lambeth, 1762 Feb. : priest, Dec. ; curate of Rucking, Kent. 
Chaplain to the Countess Dowager of Ferrers 1764. Collated by the Arch- 
bishop to the rectory of Little Chart, Kent, 1768. Died unmarried. 

*Haighton, Richard : son of Richard : born at Baildon, Yorks. School : Bingley, 
under M^' Hudson. Admitted sizar under Mess"*^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
12 May 1758. Age 18. 

B.A. (senior wrangler) 1762 ; M.A. 1765. Admitted scholar (K. Edw. VI) 
14 Feb. 1759. Ordained deacon, York, 1762 Aug. : priest 1764 Nov. : licensed 
to Mastership of Slaidburn School. Elected Fellow, Finch and Baines (in place 
of Ri. Parkinson) 29 June 1769 : K. Edw. VI (succeeding Nic. Brown) 15 July 
1771. Joined Barker and Wall in supporting Joshua Wigley in his claim to 
Moulton rectory 1772. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, and Steward 
1770. Gustos cistae 1772. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher, 
and Hebrew Lecturer 1772-4: during which time John Law was actually 
giving the classical lectures which Haighton, like other statutory lecturers, 
doubtless did not. Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 1774. 
Senior Dean 1777. Chaplain to the Earl of Cassilis. Signs the register (as 
curate) of Fen Drayton 1771 Apr.-1772 Apr. Rector of Long Stow 16 June 
1774. Gamekeeper at Bourn (adjacent) 4 July 1777. Presented to Bourn (suc- 
ceeding Tho. Hudson) 29 Nov. 1777 : on the same day has a lease of the tithes 
of Hapton for life. Had dispensation 21 May 1778 to hold Bourn, together 
with Long Stow, distant one mile : ^£200 were given by the College to obtain 
Queen Anne's Bounty for the augmentation of the vicarage of Bourn. His 
Fellowship declared vacant 25 May 1779.* In Dec. 1782 he resigned Bourn, 



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where he was succeeded by the Rev, Isaac Avarne (of Queens') — still holding 
Long Stow. On 23 July 1783 he had license to hold (with Long Stow) the 
rectory of Bolnhurst, Beds., distant 17 miles (which Isaac Avarne resigned) — 
patron, Ri. Haighton (? self or father) : I suppose, resigned it 1786 when he had 
dispensation (10 Feb.) to hold with Long Stow the rectory of Croxton, Cambs., 
distant five miles. J.P. for Cambs. more than 30 years. Died at Long Stow 
21 Apr. 1810, aged 71 (Gent. Mag, p. 496). He represented the anti-progress 
element in the College : and opposed Jebb's reforms in the University. 

Ogden, Reuben : son of Edmund : born at Denholme, Yorks. School : Bingley, 
under M'" Hudson. Admitted sizar under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
12 May 1758. Age 20. 

Admitted scholar (K. Edw. VI) 14 Feb. 1759. He is charged 7s. M. in 
Study-rents each quarter till Xmas 1760; afterwards 3s. Od. till Mids^. 1767: he 
can hardly have resided so long : perhaps he was qualifying for B.D. ("ten- 
year-man"). Ordained deacon, Chester, 1761 Sept. 

Wagstaffe, Thomas : son of Avery : born at St Neots. School : Biggleswade 
under M^ Smith. Admitted sizar under Hesse's Shepherd and Backhouse 
15 May 1758. Age 19. 

B.A. 1762 ; M.A. 1765. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln, 1762 Feb. ; licensed to Wood Walton and Ravely, Hunts. : 
priest 1763 Sept.; curate of Brampton, Hunts. Rector of Barley, Herts. 
1779 Oct., patron, D^ Keene the Bishop (Ely). Cole gives the following 
account of him : " he had married a daughter of M"" Underwood nephew of 
the Bishop. I heard it said at the time that he set off to offer himself to Bp. 
Green's (Lincoln) niece, and as he was entering the Palace at Bugden he met 
M^ Wheeldon, who had just got the start of him and was returning with an 
assurance that his proposals were accepted, and accordingly married the lady, 
a miller's daughter in Yorkshire, sister of M'' Dowbiggin's wife, whose husband 
is sub-dean of Lincoln, on the same plan of Nepotism." M^ Wagstaffe died 
1800, aged 63. 

Nelson, Thomas : son of William : born at York, Virginia. School : Hackney, 
under D^ Newcome. Admitted pensioner under M"" Porteus 15 May 1758. 
Age 19. 

Resided till Lady Day 1761 : during the last year he pays .£1. 15s. Od. a 
quarter for "two chambers." 

Jones, Edward : son of William : born at Ruthin, Denbighshire. School : Ruthin, 
under M^ Hughes. Admitted sizar under Mess''^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
20 May 1758. Age 18. 

B.A. 1762. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. Ordained deacon, Worcester, 
May 1763. 

Cleator, John : son of John : born at Whiston, Yorks. School : Charterhouse, 
under D^ Crusius. Admitted sizar under Mess" Shepherd and Backhouse 
26 May 1758. Age 19. 

B.A. {lOth jun. opt.) 1762. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. Ordained 
deacon, York, 1762 June: priest 1764 June. Rector of Wroot, Lines, (near 
Doncaster) 4 Sept. 1769. " 

Cockshutt, Josias : son of Josias : born at Kegworth. School : Leicester, under 
M^ Andrews. Admitted pensioner under Mess" Shepherd and Backhouse 
31 May 1758. Age 21. 

B.A. 1762; M.A. 1765. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. Younger son 
of Josias (1706) Rector of Kegworth 1725-62; brother of Thomas (1749). 
Took the name Twisleton, in addition to Cockshutt. Lived at Chaddesden, 



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Derbs. 1781 : purchased in 1787 Orbaston Hall, Leics. Married (1) in 1768 
Mary, daughter of Tho. Cockshutt, preb^. of Southwell ; who died 26 Oct. 
1770, aged 19. (Hunter, F.M.G. 430-1.) See pedigree in Nichols' Leics. iv. 
524. 

Oliver, Thomas : son of Robert : born at Preston, Lanes. School : Eton, under 
D'" Barnard. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 3 July 
1758. Age 19. 

Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. Resided till December 1759. 

Wilkinson, Thomas : son of Richard : born at Whinfield, Westmoreland. School : 
Kirkby Lonsdale, under M*" Moore. Admitted sizar under Mess^« Shepherd 
and Backhouse 4 July 1758. Age 19. 

B.A. (6th jun. opt.) 1762 ; M.A. 1765. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. 
Ordained deacon, Lincoln (lit. dim. from Ely) 1763 Feb. : curate of West 
Winch, Norfolk : priest, Norwich, 1769 Feb. Curate of Tottenhill St Botolph, 
30 Dec. 1768-71. He is not found later in the Norwich diocese. 

Wanley, William : son of Francis : born at Ribston, Yorks. School : Eton, 
under D^ Barnard. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 29 July 1758. Age 18. 

B.A. (6th >n. opt.) 1763; M.A. 1766. Admitted scholar (Richmondshire) 
14 Feb. 1759. Son of Francis (172|) Fellow, and Dean of Ripon. Admitted 
at the Middle Temple 13 Dec. 1765, as of Ripon. 

Stoddart, Charles: son of Charles, clerk : born at Chollerton, Northumb'*. School: 
Newcastle, under M'" Moises. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ Shepherd and 
Backhouse 13 Oct. 1758. Age 18. 

B.A. 1763; M.A. 1766. Admitted scholar 6 Dec. 1759. Grandson of 
Charles (1690), son of Charles (1726) the vicar of Chollerton 1733-90, father 
of Charles (1790). Ordained deacon, London, 1763 Jan.: priest, Rochester, 
1767 Dec. Master of Ashford School, Kent 1 Jan. 1778, on the appointment 
of Sir Edw. Knatchbull. On 15 June 1785 he was instituted to the vicarage 
of Newchurch, Kent, succeeding Rob. Tournay (M.A. (Christ's) 1765). Married 
Ann, daughter of the Rev. Joh. Squire of Lavenham. Buried at Ashford 
8 June 1812. He was intimate with Paley who was of the same standing 
though three years junior, and furnished recollections to Meadley for his Life: 
see pp. 15-20. Whether he was the candid friend who woke Paley one morn- 
ing in his third year at 5 a.m. and told him " what a damned fool he was " and 
that unless he took to steady work, he (the speaker) would renounce his society, 
does not appear. 

*Paley, William : son of William : born in Northants. School : Giggleswick, 
under Will. Paley, his father. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Shepherd and 
Backhouse 16 Nov. 1758. Age 15. 

B.A. (senior wrangler) 1763; M.A. 1766; D.D. 1795. Began residence, 
1759 Oct., aged 16 : son of William (17f^) vicar of Helpstone, near Peter- 
borough, and Headmaster of Giggleswick : his mother was Eliz. CJapham of 
Stackhouse. Admitted scholar 6 Dec. 1759. Elected Fellow, in place of 
M"- Evans, 24 June 1766. Private tutor at Greenwich to John Ord from 1766 
till he came up to Christ's Mich. 1767. Ordained priest, London, 1767 Dec. 
Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell 
Preacher 1767 : the same and also Steward and Hebrew Lecturer 1768. 
Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1768-70. Gustos cistae 1771. 
Senior Dean 1775. After August 1768, when Backhouse left Cambridge and 
ceased to be joint tutor with Shepherd, the latter employed Paley and John 
Law to be his assistants — a very good aft-angement for himself, which lasted 



268 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

till March 1772, when Paley and Law became joint tutors: Ri. Haighton had 
started to take pupils in Oct. 1771 and the two friends doubtless desired an 
equally independent status, as well as a proper share of the tuition-money. 
Taxor 1770-1. Whitehall Preacher 1771. Married 6 June 1771 Miss Hewitt 
of Carlisle. Finally left Cambridge that year. Vicar of Dalston, Cumberland 
1776; Appleby 1777. Prebendary of Carlisle 1780. Archdeacon 1782. Chan- 
cellor of the diocese 1785. In 1792 was appointed vicar of Aldingham ; of 
Stanwix 1793. Given the prebend of St Pancras in St Paul's 1794. Subdean of 
Lincoln. Vicar of Bishop Wearmouth 1 795, worth £1 200 a year. His first wife 
died in 1791 and left him four sons and four daughters. In 1795 he married 
Miss Dobinson of Carlisle ; lived in comfort at Monkwearmouth ; J. P. etc. 
Died 25 May 1805, and buried in Carlisle Cathedral. Published first in 1785 
Principles of Morals and Political Philosophy, which went through many editions 
Horae Paulinae, 1790, his most original work : Reasons for Contentment, 1792 
Evidences of Christianity, 1794: Natural Theology, 1802 (20th edition 1820) 
also many works of minor importance, sermons, etc. " Nobody has surpassed 
Paley as a writer of text-books. He is an unrivalled expositor of plain argu- 
ments, though he neither shared nor claimed originality. His morality is one 

of the best statements of the utilitarianism of the eighteenth century Whether 

his peculiar compromise between orthodoxy and rationalism can be accepted is 
a diflferent question. His books, as he says in his preface to the Natural 
Theology, form a system, containing the evidences of natural and of revealed 
religion, and of the duties which result from both. The system has gone out 
of fashion, but the Evidences still hold their place as a text-book..., and the 
Natural Theology is still mentioned with respect by many who dissent from its 
conclusions and hold that it requires modification." (D.N.B.) His Life by 
G. W. Meadley published in 1809. 

Randall, John Francis : [father not given] : of Middlesex. School : Winchester, 
under D'" Burton. Admitted pensioner under Mess" Shepherd and Backhouse 
15 Dec. 1758. Age 18. 

B.A. 1763. Admitted scholar 14 Feb. 1759. P.O. of the chapel of 
St Laurence, New Brentford 29 Mar. 1773 — patron, David Burnaby. Died 
at the parsonage house 23 Mar. 1803 in his 62nd year {Gent. Mag. 1803 (1) 294). 

Tournay, Robert : 

M.A. 1765. Son of John, of Ashford, Kent. Matric^. at Hertford Coll., 
Oxford 11 May 1749, aged 18. B.A. (Oxford) 1753. Incorporated, and 
M.A. (Christ's) 1765 {Al Ox. 1429). Chaplain to the Duke of Dorset. In- 
stituted to the rectory of Bennington, Kent 15 Aug. 1757. Had dispensation 
14 Sept. 1765 to hold also the rectory and vicarage of Newchurch, distant 
three miles. Died 1785. 

Lukin, George William : [father not given] : of Essex. School : Eton, under 
D*" Barnard. Admitted pensioner under Mess*"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
25 Jan. 1759. Age 18. 

LL.B. 1797. Son of Robert Lukin, of Braintree, gent., whose widow 
Sarah married William Windham of Felbrigg. Resided till Lady Day 1763, 
but took no degree at that time: name in Study-rents till Lady Day 1767. 
Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1762 Dec: priest, 1763 Dec. Rector of Aylmerton 
and Felbrigg, Norfolk 1764. Married Catharine Doughty of Hanworth Park, 
Norfolk, by whom he had a son William, who succeeded his half -uncle, the 
Right Hon. William Windham, and took his name. Prebendary of West- 
minster 1797 ; when he proceeded to his degree of LL.B. : incorporated at 
Oxford, June 1798, and proceeded to D.C.L. June 23. (Al. Ox. 881.) Re- 
signed his prebend 1799, when he became Dean of Wells. Died 27 Nov. 
1812. 



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Wright, Price : [father not given] : born at Pembroke. School : Carmarthen, 
under M^ John Rogers. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 27 June 1759. Age 18. 

B.A. 1763; M.A. 1766. Admitted scholar 7 Dec. 1759. Ordained deacon, 
London, 1763 May: priest 1765 Dec. 

Redmayne, William : son of Richard : born at Stanifoith, Yorks. School : 
Giggleswick, under M"" Paley. Admitted sizar under Mess""^ Shepherd and 
Backhouse 23 Oct. 1759. Age 18. 

B.A. 1764. Probably came into residence Mich. 1760. Admitted scholar 
26 May 1761. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1765 June; licensed to Great 
Glemham, Suffolk: priest, 1767 Jan.; curate of Saxmundham. 

*Mapletoft, Edmund : son of Edmund : born at Stanningfield, Essex [? Suffolk]. 
School : Bp. Stortford, under M^ Hodgson. Admitted sizar under Mess*"^ Shep- 
herd and Backhouse 13 Nov. 1759. Age 18. 

B.A. 1764; M.A. 1767. His father was some time rector of Bartlow. 
Perhaps commenced residence Mich. 1760. Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1762. 
Ordained deacon, Chester (by lit. dim. from Canterbury, in London) 1764 
Dec. : priest, Canterbury, 1766 May. Elected Fellow (in place of Tho. Easton) 
1 Mar. 1769. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Bunting, Walkhampton 
and Knapwell Preacher, and Steward 1769. Steward 1770 and 1780. Senior 
Greek Lecturer, Mildmay Preacher and Hebrew Lecturer 1770-2. Bunting, 
Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 1773, 1780. Senior Dean 1776, 1780. 
He was intimate with Paley (Meadley, p. 60). Presented to Croxton 5 Jan. 
1781, succeeding Edm. Trant : on 24 May "appointed our game-keeper" there: 
but (even then) remained in College. Presented to Anstye 6 July 1784, in 
place of Will. Trant : and instituted 25 Nov. 1784. His fellowship declared 
vacant 3 Dec. 1785. He died of the gout at Anstye 2 October 1805, aged 64. 

Thompson, Beilby : son of Beilby : born at York. School : Craik [near Easing- 
wold], under M^' Jeffson. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess*"^ Shepherd 
and Backhouse 16 Nov. 1759. Age 18. 

Charged (Study-rents) 3s. Od. a quarter till Xmas 1764 : he apparently 
resided, as there is also a charge for " his man." Son of Beilby Thompson, of 
Escrick, High Sheriff of Yorks, 1730, and of Sarah, widow of Sir Darcy 
Dawes: grandson of John Beilby of Cayton. M.P. for Thirsk (Poulson, 2. 64). 
Died without issue 10 June 1799 : succeeded by his brother Richard (1761). 
(Hunter, F.M.G. 534.) 

Jordan, Edward : son of Edward : born in Barbadoes. School : Westminster, 
under D"" Markham. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess*"^ Shepherd and 
Backhouse 30 Nov. 1759. Age 19. 
Resided till Lady Day 1760. 

Bates, Joah : son of Henry : born at Halifax. School : Eton, under D^' Barnard. 
Admitted pensioner under Mess'^ Shepherd and Backhouse 30 Nov. 1759. 
Age 19. 

Admitted scholar (K. Edw. YI) 6 Dec. 1759. Craven Scholar 1760. 
Resided till Lady Day 1760 and then admitted (4 May) at King's : where he 
was B.A. 1764; M.A. 1767 ; Fellow and Tutor. Private Secretary to the 
Earl of Sandwich, who made him Commissioner of the Yictualling Office — 
Conductor of the " Concerts of Ancient Music." Commissioner of the Cus- 
toms. V.P. of Westminster Hospital, and a director of Greenwich Hospital. 
Married in 1780 to Sarah Harrop. Impoverished in his later years by bad 
speculation. Died 8 June 1799. He had great musical talent. (D.N.B.) 
His son Cha. Cecil admitted 1807. % 



270 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Hall, Joseph : son of Joseph : born at Banktop, Yorks. School : Skipton, under 
M' Plomer. Admitted sizar under Mess'^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 8 Feb. 
1760. Age 18. 

B.A. 1764 ; M.A. 1767. Admitted scholar (K. Edw. VI) 26 May 1761. 
Intimate with Paley when an undergraduate (Meadley, Life^ 21). Ordained 
deacon, Lichfield, 1764 Mar. : priest, York, 1765 June. Master of Grantham 
School 1768-1816 (Carlisle, 1. 814). Chaplain to Earl Fitzwilliam. Vicar of 
Ancaster, nine miles from Grantham : doubtless he taught his school on week 
days, and rode over on Sundays. Had dispensation from Lambeth 19 Jan. 
1778 to hold also the rectory of Snelland, distant 27 miles: again, 13 Jan. 
1784, to hold with Ancaster the vicarage of Hough, distant four miles. He 
died at Grantham 30 April 1814 (? 1816) in his 75th year {Gent. Mag.). 

Watkins, Henry : son of Joseph : born at Lisbon. School : Hackney, under 
D^ Newcome. Admitted pensioner under Mess""*^ Shepherd and Backhouse 

27 Mar. 1760. Age 17. 

B.A. (4th wrangler) 1764; M.A. 1767. Admitted scholar 26 May 1761. 
Bom 1743, son of Joseph Watkins of London, merchant, by his wife Magd. 
Gibbes. Ordained deacon (according to Lambeth Register) 1760 June ; which 
is impossible: according to the Peterborough Register 1770 June: which is also 
impossible if the date of his ordination as priest, Lincoln, 1768 May, be right 
as it probably is. Licensed, as deacon, to Passenham, Northants. Vicar of 
Conisbrough, Yorks. 20 Dec. 1770, worth £200 a year : had dispensation 
from Lambeth, 22 June 1774, to hold also the vicarage of Birstall, distant 

28 miles. Prebendary of York 15 July 1773-1829. Prebendary of South- 
well, succeeding Tho. Cockshutt of Christ's, 20 June 1774-1829. Had dis- 
pensation, as chaplain to the Bishop of Exeter, 28 Nov. 1800 to hold with 
Conisbrough the rectory of Waltham on the Wolds, Leics., distant 30 miles : 
and again to hold the rectory of Barnborough, Yorks. 29 April 1815, worth 
£350 a year, distant four miles. Married Anna Maria, daughter of Joh. 
Wilmer of Stony Stratford. Died 1829, aged 86. Perhaps father of Henry 
(1794) who was born in Yorks., but no other facts recorded. 

Johnson, William Towers : son of Richard : born at Runton, Norfolk. Edu- 
cated at Wood Norton, by M'" Whitmell. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ 
Shepherd and Backhouse 10 May 1760. Age 22. 

LL.B. 1766. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1766 Sept. : licensed to Twyford : 
priest, London, 1769 May. Instituted to Barningham Nor[th]wood, near Holt 
30 May 1769 on the presentation of Will. Windham, Esq. : held it till 1799 : 
in which time he twice signed two pages of the register (Rev. J. R. Mee): 
rector of Beeston Regis (patron, the Crown) 2 Apr. 1772-1799 — when both 
livings were vacant. 
Russell, Williani Rawstone [perhaps Rawstorne] : son of William : born at 
Barningham, Norfolk. Educated at home. Admitted pensioner under 
Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 28 May 1760. Aged 18. 

B.A. 1764; M.A. 1770. Will. Russell— single man— of the City of 
London was married at Town Barningham by license to M^^ Anne Barnes — 
single woman — of Hanworth 4 August 1741. Their son. Will. Rawstone 
Russell was born there 18 Dec. 1742 and baptised the same day. (Barning- 
ham register.) William Russell bought Barningham Hall and the estate from 
the Pastons in 1756 — but sold it soon after to one of the Lane family : from 
whom it passed in 1775 to the Motts the present owners (Rev. J. R. Mee, 
rector of Town Barningham). W. R. Russell settled at Ipswich. Later, 
paymaster of the Leeds recruiting district. Died 1818, aged 75. (Davy.) 
A Will. Rawstorne [sic] was rector of Badsworth, Yorks. 1738 — possibly his 
grandfather. 



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Pye, William : son of William: born at Falmouth. School : Westminster, under 
D^" Markham. Admitted pensioner under Mess^** Shepherd and Backhouse 
16 June 1760. Age 19. 

B.A. 1764. Admitted scholar 26 May 1761. Ordained deacon, York, 1764 
Sept. : licensed to Armthorpe, near Doncaster : priest, London, 1769 May. 

Unwin, William Cawthorne : son of Morley : born at Grimston, near Lynn. 
School : Cliarterhouse, under D^ Crusius. Admitted pensioner under Mess" 
Shepherd and Backhouse 1 July 1760. Age not given. 

B.A. (6th sen. opt. and 2nd Chancellor's Medallist) 1764 ; M.A. 1767. Ad- 
mitted scholar 26 May 1761. His father, Morley Unwin, was B.A. (Queens') 
1725 and Fellow; held the College living of Grimston, and afterwards lived at 
Huntingdon. His mother was Mary Cawthorne — Cowper's "Mary." Young 
Unwin made Cowper's acquaintance and introduced him to his family, with 
whom he afterwards lived. Cowper described him in a letter to Lady Hesketh 
14 Sept, 1765 as "one of the most unreserved and amiable young men I ever 
conversed ^ith :... having nothing in his heart which makes it necessary for 
him to keep it barred and bolted, he opens it to the perusal of even a stranger." 
Many of Cowper's letters, from 1 780 onward are addressed to him. He was 
ordained deacon, London, 1767 Dec. : priest 1769 Mar. He was curate of 
Comberton, near Cambridge. Till Mich. 1769 he seems to have lived in College. 
He was decidedly Evangelical, and according to Meadley his admirers followed 
him to Comberton, including the cook ; which made Paley (who was \evy 
friendly with him) declare that " Unwin was unduly favoured, since he 
(Paley) never got such suppers elsewhere." He was instituted to the rector}'' 
of Stock, in Essex (?1778) on the presentation of Lord Chancellor Thurlow. 
He was Chaplain to Lord Bolingbroke, and 16 June 1780 he had a dispensa- 
tion to hold the contiguous rectory of Ramsden Crays. Paley occasionally 
visited him and sent him pupils : Unwin though very dissimilar in every way 
was " never ruffled by the raillery of his lively friend, who frequently joked 
with him on his grave demeanour and serious turn of mind." In 1784 Cowper 
corresponded with Unwin on the education of Unwin's son : he strongly pre- 
ferred private to public school education. Unwin died 29 Nov. 1786, aged 41. 
He had taken a tour with a friend, and when at Winchester he was seized 
with a " putrid fever " of which he died in a few days. He was buried there. 
He was author of The right use of the law : The sinfulness of buying run 
goods : Friendly reproof to those who seldom attend Public worship^ 1774. 

Mills, Peter Matthew : son of Matthew : born at St Christopher's. School : 
Westminster, under D*" Markham. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess" 
Shepherd and Backhouse 23 Oct. 1760. Age 17. 
Resided till December 1761. 

Manesty, James : son of Charles : born at Kingston, Southants. School : Bp. 
Stortford, under M^ Hodgson. Admitted pensioner under Mess''^ Shepherd 
and Backhouse 20 Jan. 1761. Age 17. 

B.A. 1765; M.A. 1768. Ordained deacon, London, 1767 Sept.: priest 
1769 Sept. Rector of Purley St Mary, Berks, until 1800, when he resigned 
in favour of his son. Died 1816, aged 71 (Davy). 

Wright, John : son of John : born at Euston, Suffolk. School : Wyverstone, 

k under M^ Steggall. Admitted pensioner under Mess*^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
29 Jan. 1761. Age 18. 
B.A. 1765. Admitted scholar 26 May 1761. Probably younger son of 
John Wright, rector of Euston, near Tlietford : brother of Harbord (1742) 



272 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

and Tho. (1754). Ordained deacon, Lincoln (at Buckden) 1765 Oct. ; licensed 
to Euston: priest, Norwich, 1767 Sept. Rector of Taverham, 1766-68, patron, 
the Bishop. Rector of Tattersett and Tatterford,'.l 767-93, patron, Tho. Wright, 
Esq. Succeeded his nephew, Charles (1769), son of his elder brother Harbord, 
at Kilverstone. Married (1) Catharine Morden, (2) Anne M. Pierson of 
Middleton, by whom he had sons John and Thomas. Died 1793 (Burke, L.G.). 
One John Wright was Prebendary of London (Chiswick) 9 Feb. 1788-93. 

Younge, John : son of Robert : born at Colchester. School : Colchester, under 
M*" Hayes. Admitted sizar under Mess*"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 10 Feb. 
1761. Age 19. 

Resided till Mids. 1764 at least: pays 3s. Od. a quarter till Mids. 1766: 
but no degree. Brother of Robert (1752). Ordained deacon, London, 1764 
Dec. 

EUinthorpe, Joseph : son of Thomas: born at Barcroft, Yorks. School : Bingley, 
under M"" Hudson. Admitted sizar under Mess*'* Shepherd and Backhouse 
1 May 1761. Age 21. • 

Admitted scholar (K. Edw. YI) 10 Dec. 1762. Resided till Lady Day 
1764 at least: charged 3s. Od. a quarter till Mids*". 1770. Ordained deacon, 
York, 1764 June : priest 1766 May. Licensed to serve in the Chapel of Pool, 
parish of Otley 1766. 

Smith, Edward : son of John : born at Skirbeck, Lines. School : Beverley, under 
M"^ Ward. Admitted pensioner under Mess*"* Shepherd and Backhouse 8 June 
1761. Age 18. 

B. A. 1765 ; M. A. 1768. Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1762. Ordained deacon, 
Lambeth, 1766 May: priest, London {lit. dim. from Canterbury) 1766 Dec. 
Rector of Milstead, Kent, 3 Mar. 1767. Chaplain to Earl Powys. Had dis- 
pensation 10 Nov. 1779 to hold also the rectory of Frinsted, distant four 
miles. 

Green, William : son of William : born at Monsorrel [Mountsorrel], Leics. School : 
Greystock [?], under M'" Blain. Admitted sizar under Mess^* Shepherd and 
Backhouse 7 July 1761. Age 18. 

B.A. 1765. Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1762. 

Rutherford, Sydenham : son of John : born at Merston, Somerset. Educated 
at home. Admitted pensioner under Mess" Shepherd and Backhouse 6 Oct. 
1761. Age 17. 

B.A. 1766; M.A. 1769. Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1762. Admitted at 
the Middle Temple 13 Nov. 1767 as son of the Rev. John Rutherford of Great 
Merston. 

Thompson, Richard : son of Beilby : born at York. School : Craike, Yorks., 
under M^ Jeffson. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess" Shepherd and 
Backhouse 7 October 1761. Age not given. 

Resided till Mids*". 1763. Gave a silver waiter as his plate-contribution. 
Younger son of Beilby Thompson of Escrick : brother of Beilby (1759). Suc- 
ceeded his brother at Escrick in 1779. Died unmarried 1820 (Hunter, F.M.G. 
534). 

Buckley, Edward : son of George : born at York. Educated at home. Admitted 
pensioner under Mess" Shepherd and Backhouse 3 Oct. 1761. Age 18. 

B.A. 1766; M.A. 1769. Ordained deacon, York, 1767 Nov. ; licensed to 
Kippax and Hunslet : priest, 1768 June. Vicar of Kippax (presented by the 
Crown) 22 Dec. 1770. 



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Thomas, Matthew : son of Peter : bom at Camberwell. School : Hackney, under 
D^" Newcome. Admitted pensioner under Mess"* Shepherd and Backhouse 
13 Oct. 1761. Age 17. 

B.A. 1766; M.A. 1769. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 10 Dec. 
1762. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1767 Dec. : licensed to Barham and Bayl- 
ham, near Ipswich : priest, London, 1769 May. 

Waldron, John : 

M.A. 1768. Son of Edward of Kinver, Staffs. Matriculated at Magd. 
Hall, Oxford 11 Oct. 1742, aged 17. B.A. (Oxford) 1746. Incorporated, and 
M.A. (Christ's) 1768 (Al. Ox.). Ordained deacon, Worcester, 1747 July: 
priest 1749 May. Rector of Hampton Lovett, Worcs. Chaplain to the Earl 
of Lichfield and Coventry 1768. Had dispensation 17 Feb. 1768 to hold with 
Hampton the rectory of Rushock, distant four miles. Died 3 July 1794. 

*Law, John : son of Edmund : born at Greystoke, Cumberland. School : Charter- 
house, under D^" Crusius. Admitted pensioner under Mess''^ Shepherd and 
Backhouse 13 Jan. 1762. Age 16. 

B.A. (2nd wrangler, 1st Chancellor's Medal) 1766; M.A. 1769; D.D. 1782. 
Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1762. Born 1745, eldest son of Edmund, Fellow of 
Christ's 1727-40, Master of Peterhouse and Bishop of Carlisle, also rector of 
Greystoke (1739-87); by Mary Christian of Unerigg. Elected Fellow, suc- 
ceeding Will. Backhouse, 18 Dec. 1770. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, 
Junior Greek Lecturer, and Steward 1771. Gustos cistae 1773. From 1766 
he was assistant (together with Will. Paley) to D^ Shepherd, and from 1772-4 
joint tutor with Shepherd and Paley : he lectured on mathematics and classics 
— an exciting novelty : see under Paley, and Meadley's Life of Paley, pp. 54-8 : 
the statutory Greek Lecturer 1772-4 was M'" Haighton — who had been senior 
wrangler — and was generally opposed to all reform, and especially to those of 
Paley and Law. Instituted rector of Westmill, Herts. 6 Sept. 1771, but still 
lived at Cambridge. His Fellowship was declared vacant 27 May 1774, up to 
which time he was still resident : but on 27 Apr. 1773 he was instituted to a 
Prebend (second stall) at Carlisle, "naturally" according to Meadley (p. 100) 
his father having become Bishop : and he was instituted to the vicarage of 
Whittingham, Northumb'i. 10 Sept. 1773. On 10 July 1777 he was collated 
to the archdeaconry of Carlisle : and 30 Dec. 1777, as chaplain to the Bishop, 
he had dispensation to hold also the vicarage of Wark worth, distant 12 miles : 
which he resigned 1782. On 18 June 1782, while holding Whittingham, he 
had dispensation to hold also the vicarage of St Nicholas, Newcastle, distant 
29 miles. He was also rector of Great Salkeld 1777-82, when Paley succeeded 
him. But in April 1782, he had found time to go to Ireland as chaplain to 
the Lord Lieutenant : and he was promptly appointed to the Bishopric of 
Clonfert, Aug. 1782; translated to Killala 1787, and to Elphin 1795. He 
married Anne, widow of John Thomlinson of Carlisle. Died in Dublin 18 Mar. 
1810 — and buried in Trinity College. Of his brothers, one became Lord Ellen- 
borough, and another Bishop of Bath and Wells : neither was at Christ's : but 
Ja. Tho. Law, the Bishop's son, was admitted 1807. See Meadley, Life of 
Paley (imperfect) D.N.B.. 

Taylor, Peter : son of Henry : born at Whitfield, Oxon. School : Crawley, Oxon., 
under M^' Taylor. Admitted pensioner under Mess" Shepherd and Backhouse 
24 Mar. 1762. Age not given. 

B.A. (3rd jWi. opt.) 1766 ; M.A. 1769 (at Queens'); B.D. 1778. Fellow of 
Queens', as his father Henry had been before him. Yicar of Titchfield, Hants. 
1779. Rector of Clanfield 1787 : and of Ashington, Sussex 11 Mar. 1788-1791, 
when he died, July 22. Subscriber to JebVs Works. 

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274 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

D'Oyly, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Chichester. School : St Paul's, under 
M*^ Thicknesse. Admitted pensioner under Mess''^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
27 March 1762. Age 18. 

B.A. 1766; M.A. (St John's) 1769. Admitted scholar 10 Dec. 1762. 
According to M^ Sydenham Hervey (West Stow Registers^ P^g^ 269) son of 
Matthias D'Oyly, Archdeacon of Lewes. Ordained deacon, London, 1768 
May; priest 1769 May: licensed to Snailwell 14 June 1770. Yicar of St Peter's, 
at St Albans (? same year). Bishop of Ely's Fellow at St John's, 1 7 March 
1766-1772. Presented by the Bishop of Ely to the vicarage of Walton on 
Thames, in room of his father, 1770 (Camb. Chron. 17 Feb.): perhaps did 
not reside there. Married Susannah, daughter of Barham Rushbrooke of 
West Stow and of Mildenhall, Aug. 1772. Died 1816, aged 73. 

Younge, Robert: son of Robert, clerk. "Scotus." Educated by his father. 
Admitted sizar under Mess''^ Shepherd and Backhouse 19 Apr. 1762. Age 18. 
Tancred Student. Died at Cambridge (Camb. Chron. 7 Dec. 1764). 

Smith, Thom.as : son of Abel : born at Nottingham. School : Leicester, under 
M'" Andrews. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess*"^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 13 May 1762. Age not given. 

B.A. (1st sen. opt.) 1766. Admitted at the Inner Temple 23 Apr. 1763. 
Son and heir of Abel Smith (banker of Nottingham, and M.P. for Aldborough, 
for St Ives, and for St Germains), by his wife Mary, daughter of Thomas Bird 
of Barton, Warwickshire. Died unmarried. His third brother, Robert, was 
first Baron Carrington 1796 : whose eldest son, Robert John, second Baron, 
was admitted 1811. 

Jones, William : [father not given] : of Pembrokeshire. " Antea sacris initiatus." 
Admitted sizar under Mess*"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 21 June 1762. Age 
not given. 

B.D. 1773 (ten-year-man). Paid 3s. Od. every quarter up to Dec^. 1772. 

Daniel, James : [father not given] : of Yorkshire. Admitted sizar under Mess*"^ 
Shepherd and Backhouse 6 July 1762. Age 19 (1 20). 

B.A. 1766. Admitted scholar 15 Dec. 1765. Ordained priest, York, 1766 
Oct. Licensed to cure of Carlton Chapel, 1766. Perhaps the James Daniell, 
born Aug. 1741, who was rector of Dilhorn, Staffs. : and died Oct. 1809 (Or- 
merod-Helsby, 1. 734). 

Williams, Richard : son of Thomas : born at Settle, Yorks. School : Giggles wick, 
under M'" Paley. Admitted sizar under Mess''^ Shepherd and Backhouse 4 Nov. 
1762. Age 16. 

B.A. (7th wrangler) 1767 ; M.A. 1770. Admitted scholar 15 Dec. 1765. 
Ordained priest, London, 1770 March. 

Watts, Joseph : son of Thomas : born at Plumpton, Cumberland. School : Stort- 
f ord, under M'" Hodson. Admitted sizar under Mess"^* Shepherd and Backhouse 
2 Dec. 1762. Age 19. 

Charged 7s. 6c?. each quarter till Dec. 1768 : afterwards charged 3s. Od. 
till Mids"". 1769. Ordained deacon (as student in Civil Law) 1766 June: 
licensed to West Barsham, Norfolk : priest 1767 July; licensed to be Master 
of Walsingham School. 

Allen, Loder : 

Admitted scholar (Suffolk) 25 May 1764. He appears neither in the 
Adm°. Book, nor in the Matriculation-register. In Study-rents Mich. 1762 
(3s. Od. SL quarter) : perhaps resided from Mich. 1763 till Lady Day 1766 — name 
appears till Mids. 1767. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1768 Nov. ; licensed to 



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Dallinghoe, Suffolk: priest 1773 Aug. Married a wife Lydia 1769 (Davy). 
Rector of Alderton and vicar of Bawdsey (contiguous), Suffolk, Sept. 1773. 
Also rector of Easton (1 near Wickham Market) 4 Jan. 1787-1811, patron, the 
Earl of Rochford. Vicar of Framsden, Suffolk 1792-1811, when he died 
21 June, aged 66 ; buried in the chancel of the church, as also his wife Lydia 
(died 5 July 1814). 

He was a clever mechanic, and invented a screw, still in use, for the eleva- 
tion of guns : for which he received a pension from Government. He also 
invented a flying-machine, with which (it is said) he attempted to fly from the 
top of his church tower. (Information from Rev. Mundeford Allen, vicar of 
Winston.) 

Baines, Thomas : 

LL.B. 1772. Probably the Tho. Baines matriculated Dec. 1762. Admitted 
scholar (Essex) 10 Dec. 1762. Rector of Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. Had dis- 
pensation 26 June 1786 to hold also the rectory of Little Wratting near 
Haverhill, distant 30 miles. Died at Halstead 6 Nov. 1818, aged 75 (Davy). 

Bowen, Fumivall : 

M.A. 1769. Son of John Bowen of Haverfordwest. Matriculated at 
Jesus College, Oxford, 13 Dec. 1755, aged 18. B.A. (Oxford) 1760 {Al. Ox. 
141). Incorporated, and M.A. (Christ's) 1769. Rector of Buckenham Ferry, 
with Hassingham St Mary, Norfolk 1768-84, patron, Sir Will. Beaucharap 
Proctor. 

Wilson, Edward : son of John : born at Lockington, Yorks. School : Beverley, 
under M'" Ward. Admitted sizar under Mess"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 9 Apr. 
1763. Age 17. 

B.A. (12th wrangler) 1767; M.A. 1770. Admitted scholar 15 Dec. 1765. 
Elected Fellow, Finch and Baines (in place of Rob. Harrington) 19 July 1771 : 
Lady Margaret (in place of Tho. Hudson) 18 July 1778. Presented to Fen 
Drayton 14 Dec. 1772. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, and Steward 
1772. Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 1774. Senior Greek 
Lecturer, Mildmay Preacher and Hebrew Lecturer 1774-6, Praelector, Junior 
Dean and Catechist, 1778. (Up to this time he rarely appears at College 
meetings : henceforward he signs fairly regularly.) Senior Dean, Steward, 
Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 1781. On 6 July 1784 he was 
presented to the rectory of Moulton vacant by the death of Tho. Murhall. On 
4 May 1785 it was agreed that £50 should be given him in consideration of 
his erecting an additional building at Moulton of brick, instead of lath and 
plaster. Fellowship declared vacant 8 Oct. 1785. In 1811 he was presented 
by Sir Ja. Aflleck to the rectory of Dalham : no dispensation is recorded at 
Lambeth. On 5 June 1818 he had a lease of M'" Vernon's farm at Moulton at 
a peppercorn rent. In 1823 he died holding both Moulton and Dalham, 
aged 75 [?]. Wilson was on intimate terms with Paley, during the residence of 
the latter at Christ's. He has been erroneously described as Canon of Windsor 
by confusion with another Edw. Wilson, of Pembroke, private tutor to William 
Pitt, and also an early friend of Paley : the confusion has perhaps arisen 
from Meadley's Life of Paley, pp. 60 and 177. 

Podmore, Richard : son of Richard : born at Condover, Salop. School : Shrews- 
bury, under M^ Newling. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 14 May 1763. Age 18. 

LL.B. 1769. Admitted scholar 25 May 1764. Born 14 Apr. 1744 (Con- 
dover Reg^) son of Richard (1731). Ordained deacon, Lichfield, 1766 Sept. ; 
priest (as "student of Christ's College"), Chester, 1768 June: licensed curate 

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276 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

of Rochdale to Tho. Wray (of Christ's) vicar. Licensed to the Chapel of 
Saddleworth, Yorks., 1771 May. Vicar of Sittingbourne, Kent (patron, the 
Archbishop — viz. Cornwallis) 7 Sept. 1776. Collated to vicarage of Cranbrook 
19 Nov. 1777 : had dispensation to hold also the vicarage of Appledore, with 
the chapel of Ebony St Mary, distant 1 4 miles : resigned Appledore before 
Sept. 1782. 

Ward, John Sharp : son of Hugh : born at Haighton, Yorks. Educated at 
Wheldrake by M^ Simpson. Admitted sizar under Mess'"*' Shepherd and 
Backhouse 26 May 1763. Age 18. 

B.A. (10th sen. opt.) 1767. Ordained deacon, York, 1767 Dec. : priest 
1769 May. 

Pinch, Henry : son of Henry : born in London. School : Eton, under D'" Barnard. 
Admitted pensioner under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 6 June 1763. 
Age 18. 

Admitted scholar (I think L. Marg*.) as of Midds. 25 May 1764. He 
seems to have resided from Mich. 1763 to Mich. 1765, charged 3s. Oc?. till Dec. 
1768. Admitted at the Inner Temple 30 Jan. 1769 as "of Christ's College," 
and no more. I cannot connect him with the Nottingham Finches — Hen. 
Finch (1712) is said to have died unmarried. 

*Walter, Weaver : son of William : born at Tonbridge. School : Tonbridge, under 
M^ Towers. Admitted sizar under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 13 June 
1763. Age 16. 

B.A. 1767; M. A. 1770. Admitted scholar 25 May 1764. Elected Fellow, 
succeeding Caesar Morgan, 29 June 1776. Ordained deacon, Durham, 1 Sept. 
1776 : priest, Sept. 22. Under-usher of Newcastle Grammar School 15 Dec. 
1766 (according to Brand, Newcastle, 1. 98) : as he was not then B.A. perhaps 
an error for 1776 ; he is charged £>\. 10s. for rooms up to Lady Day 1767 : but 
it would account for some of the vacant ten years of his life. Resigned his 
mastership 1778. But he seems not to have resided, for he very rarely signs 
any College Order and holds no statutory office whatever till 1800, when he 
suddenly appears as Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, Steward, and 
Bunting, Walkhampton and Knap well Preacher. On 14 Oct. 1801 he was 
presented to Brisley with Gateley, succeeding Cha. Dix, receiving on the same 
day a lease of the Manor and Rectory of Gateley and of the quit-rents and 
court profits of the manors of Bintry and Foulsham. Fellowship vacant 
13 Nov. 1802. Died 2 Jan. 1814, aged 67. 

Davis, William : son of William : born at St Asaph. School : St Asaph, under 
M^ Williams. Admitted sizar under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 13 June 
1763. Age 17. 

B.A. 1767 (Da vies). Admitted scholar (Flints.) 15 Dec. 1765. Ordained 
deacon, Chester, 1769 Feb. 

Beverley, John : son of William : born at Norwich. School : Norwich, under 
M'" Symonds. Admitted pensioner under Mess*"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
7 July 1763. Age 18. 

B.A. 1767 ; M.A. 1770. Admitted scholar 25 May 1764. Esquire Bedell 
1770-1827. For his conduct see Gunning's Reminiscences, passim : especially 
1. 146-154, 2. 296-301. Gunning was his colleague and suffered much. He 
was elected by the influence of Lord Sandwich, who afterwards obtained him 
a commission ership at Greenwich Hospital, and later in life a small place at 
the Admiralty "of about £100 per annum, he being a good performer on the 
violin" (Cole). He married a Miss Thornhill who was "improvident and 
proud," while Beverley was extravagant : they had several children and he was 



1763—1764 277 

always in difficulties. One of Gunning's best stories about him is that which 
tells how the Bishop of Bristol offered a notorious rascal, one Jemmy Gordon, 
half-a-crown (in reply to a request for a shilling) if he Gordon could find him 
a greater scoundrel than himself. Gordon went out and met Beverley and 
said to him " Have you seen a messenger from the Bishop of Bristol who is 
seeking you everywhere as his Lordship wishes to see you on particular busi- 
ness?" Beverley thanked him for the information and hastened to Trinity, 
Jemmy following him at no great distance. " I understand you are wishing 
to see me, my Lord " said Beverley addressing the Bishop : to which the latter 
replied, " You have been misinformed, M'" Beverley." At that moment Jemmy 
joined them, and taking off his hat most respectfully said " I think, my Lord, 
I am entitled to the half-crown." Beverley died in London 25 March 1827. 
In 1821 the Heads had agreed to the appointment of a deputy for him, 
provided that he resided wholly away from Cambridge. He published the 
Ceremonies of the University 1788, and two pamphlets on the proceedings at 
the trial of William Frend (of Christ's and Jesus), 1793. 

Lea, Henry : son of Samuel : born at Rugeley, Staffs. School : Shrewsbury, 
under M^ Newling. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 10 Oct. 1763. Age 18. 

Admitted scholar 25 May 1764. Resided till Mich«. 1765. 

Clifton, Sir Gervase, bart. : only son of Sir Robert, K.C.B. : born at Clifton, 
Notts. School : Eton, under D^ Barnard. Admitted nobleman (paying £2) 
under Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 14 Oct. 1763. Age 18. 

Resided till Mids'". 1765. Son of Sir Gervase (who died 1748) by a 
daughter of Sir Tho. Lombe, alderman of London. Married a Miss Lloyd, 
who died of infection caught by nursing her children in putrid fever : had 
three sons and one daughter. Died 1815: succeeded by his eldest son Sir 
Robert. (Burke, P. and B.) 

Gibson, Rowland : son of Rowland : born at Kirkby Lonsdale. School : Kirkby 
Lonsdale. Admitted sizar under Mess^* Shepherd and Backhouse 22 Oct. 
1763. Age 19. 

B.A. 1768; M.A. 1784. Admitted scholar 15 Dec. 1765. Ordained 
deacon, Lincoln {lit. dim. from Rochester) 1768 Feb. Chaplain to Lord 
Rodney. Vicar of Heathfield, Sussex 1773. Had dispensation 4 Aug. 1784 
to hold also the vicarage of Henfield, distant 26 miles. Prebendary of 
Chichester (Seaford) 10 Nov. 1778. Died 1785. 

[Bowen, James: 

M.A. 1770. Probably son of Will. Bowen of Lewiston, Pembroke, pleb. 
Matriculated at Jesus College, Oxford 23 May 1751, aged 19: B.A. 1755. 
Incorporated and M.A. (Christ's) 1770. (Al. Ox. 141.) 

fGilder, Jonathan: 

M.A. 1770. Son of Jonathan of Burton, Westmoreland, pleb. Matricu- 
lated (as Gelder) at Queen's College, Oxford 10 April 1753, aged 17. B.A. 1756. 
Chaplain to Lord Bellenden ; vicar of Layston, with Buntingford St Peter, 
Herts. Had dispensation 27 Jan. 1770 to hold also the rectory of Aspenden. 

[Baines, Thomas : son of John : born at Layham, Suffolk. School : Westminster, 
under D*^ Markham. Admitted pensioner under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 27 Jan. 1764. Age 22. 

B.A. 1768; M.A. 1772. Second son of John Baines of Layham, by his 
wife Eliz., daughter of James Johnson, rector of Long Melford and nephew of 
D'' James Johnson, Bishop of Worcester 1759-74 : baptised at Layham 12 Sept. 
1738 : therefore 25 (not 22) when admitted^t brother of Robert (1766) and of 



278 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Edmund Lewin (1770). [Another brother Matthew, who died in infancy, 
connects the family with the Matthew (1694) and John (1698), sons of the 
College cook and relations (supposed) of Sir Thomas.] Ordained priest, 
London, 1768 Dec. Rector of Richard's Castle, Hereford, and of Cainham 
near Ludlow, Salop. J. P. for Salop and for Hereford. Died at Batchcott 
near Ludlow 7 Mar. 1802 {Gent. Mag. p. 274). (Information from Rev. F. D. 
Thomson, rector of Layham.) 

Finch (Finch-Hatton), George: eldest son of the Hon. Edward: born in 
London. School : Westminster, under D'" Markham. Admitted fellow-com- 
moner under Mess*"® Shepherd and Backhouse 8 May 1764. Age 17. 

M.A. (Hatton) 1768. Eldest son of Edw. Finch (fifth son of Daniel, Earl 
of Nottingham) who became Finch-Hatton in 1764 : hence the change in the 
son's name : he is admitted as Finch. Brother of John E. D. E. Finch (1772). 
Geo. Finch-Hatton of Eastwell Park (1747-1823). Married Elizabeth Mary, 
daughter of David, second Earl of Mansfield : by whom he had George William 
(1808), afterwards tenth Earl of Winchilsea, and Dan. Heneage (1814). Died 
17 Feb. 1823. 

Calvert, William : son of Peter : born at Hertford. School : Bishop Stortford, 
under M^ Hodgson. Admitted pensioner under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 2 June 1764. Age 17. 

B.A. 1769; M.A. 1772. Probably came into residence Easter 1765. Or- 
dained deacon, London, 1768 Dec: priest 1770 Sept. Rector of Stocking 
Pelham, Herts. 1771-1831; also rector of Hunsdon 10 May 1777: I have 
not found any dispensation. Died 10 Dec. 1831, aged 85 (Davy). 

Slade, Thomas : son of John, clerk : born in Staffs. School : Bosworth, under 
his father. Admitted sizar under Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 5 June 
1764. Age 18. 

B.A. 1768; M.A. 1797. Admitted scholar 15 Dec. 1765: son of John 
Slade (1721). Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1769 Feb.; licensed to Thurlstone 
[Thurlaston] : priest 1771 Dec. Chaplain to Lord Berwick. Vicar of Aides- 
try (Austrey), Warws. Had license 31 May 1798 to hold also the vicarage of 
Thurlaston, distant 30 miles : he was inst^. 4 June 1797, according to Nichols 
(Leics. 4. 998) : who says that he had been usher at Bosworth under his father. 
Probably he is the Tho. Slade B.A. (I can find no other) who was under- 
master of Appleby School, Leics. 1792-99. (Nichols, Leics. 4. 442.) 

Case, Henry : son of Henry : born at Mildenhall. School : Bury St Edmunds, 
under M^ Garnham. Admitted pensioner under Mess*^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 6 July 1764. Age 15. 

B.A. (10th >n. opt.) 1769; M.A. 1772. Admitted scholar 5 Dec. 1767. 
Ordained deacon, Ely, 1772 June. Rector of Ladbrooke, Warwick. Married 
the widow of Geo. More wood of Alfreton Hall, sister of M"" Palmer of Lad- 
brooke. Took the name Case-Morewood and resided at Alfreton. Died June 
1825, aged 78, and buried there. Two portraits of him at the Hall : also many 
drawings by Bunbury the caricaturist, with whom he may have been a friend 
at school. (S.H.A.H.) 

Wall, Oilman : son of Oilman : born in Cambridge. School : Buntingford, under 
M"" Gilder. Admitted sizar under Mess*"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 6 July 
1764. Age 17. 

B.A. (1st sen. opt.) 1769; M.A. 1772. Admitted scholar 15 Dec. 1765. 
Brother of Adam (1746). Ordained deacon, Rochester, 1769 Sept. : priest 
1771 May: curate of Deptford. Instituted to St Margaret, Canterbury 



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25 June 1774, patron, Archdeacon Backhouse, his former tutor. Resigned 
1803. 



*Parkinson, Thomas : son of Adam : born at Kirkham, Lanes. School : Kirk- 
ham, under M'^ Threlfal. Admitted sizar under Mess''^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
11 October 1764. Age 19. 

B.A. (senior wrangler, 2nd Smith Prize) 1769; M.A. 1772; B.D. 1789; 
D.D. 1795. Born 14 June 1745 : his mother was Eliz. Swan. Admitted 
scholar 15 Dec. 1765. Said to have supported himself at Cambridge, as his 
father disapproved of his going there. Ordained deacon, London, 1769 May. 
Elected Fellow, Finch and Baines (in place of Ri. Haighton) 19 July 1771 : 
Lady Marg*., succeeding his namesake Ri. Parkinson, 20 Apr. 1773. Praelector, 
Junior Dean and Catechist, Steward, 1773, 1782, 1789. Gustos cistae 1774- 
1780. Bunting, Walkhampton and Knapwell Preacher 1776. Senior Greek 
Lecturer and Mildmay Preacher 1776-8, 1784-6. Junior Dean and Catechist 
1779. Senior Dean 1782, 1784, 1788. Senior Proctor 1786-7. Elected 
F.R.S. 23 Feb. 1786. He succeeded John Law as Tutor (together with 
Shepherd and Paley) 1774; with Shepherd and Seale 1776; with Scale only 
1777 — till 1789; with Metcalfe and Lane, till he left Cambridge. Gunning, 
who was admitted under him and Seale in 1784, has much to say of him, of his 
kindness, in spite of occasional irritability, and interest in his pupils. He 
lent Gunning the mss. of his System of Mechanics and Hydrostatics, 1789, 
" which was never popular and is now almost forgotten" (H.G.). He was en- 
gaged at the time to a Miss Charlotte Bridge of Harston, who then lived at 
Kennet, beyond Newmarket ; he used to ride over to visit her after a per- 
functory lecture in the early morning, delivered in boots and spurs under his 
gown. He had hoped to succeed to the Mastership (and then to marry) in 
1780 when Barker was elected. Cole mentions the lady as ''one of the 
prettiest and best behaved women I have met with : she might have had two 
Baronetts, but stuck to her first choice": and says that Parkinson was "a 
person of the Foppish Order, as I am told": in 1780 he called him '-'an 
ingenious Coxcombe, too young to be a Master of a College." He would 
certainly have done it more credit than John Barker. Miss Bridge at last 
forsook Parkinson, whose prospects were poor; "he has no Preferment" said 
Cole. According to Thomas Moore, who was a friend of Parkinson (Diary, 
2. 279) she married a M"" W., who had a seat near Bath ; deserted him, and 
sank into the depths, but received an annuity from Parkinson who (Moore 
says) had educated her for the purpose of marrying her. He was vicar of 
Meldreth 29 June 1775 : on 4 Nov. 1789 he was presented to the rectory of 
Kegworth on the death of M'" Willey : his fellowship was declared vacant 
19 March 1791. He improved the parsonage-house, raising (with the sanction 
of the College) 8 May 1790 £1107 on the living of Kegworth, according to 
Gilbert's Act. On 15 Dec. 1790 he was allowed the cost of 120,000 bricks 
"for repairs." The College on 17 Feb. 1801 gave also 120 guineas towards 
the cost of a farm-house and offices on the glebe. He became Archdeacon of 
Huntingdon 16 Apr. 1794: of Leicester 31 March 1812. Prebendary of 
St Paul's (Chiswick) 16 Jan. 1798. Chancellor of Chester, 1804. (Ormerod, 
1. 87.) He died 13 Nov. 1830, aged 86, "beloved and respected by all who 
knew him" (Gunning, 1. 162). Published two sermons, and one Archdeacon's 
charge (1822). 

Overend, William Wilson: son of Peter: born at Bentham, Richmondshire. 
School : Bentham, under M'^ Bennison. Admitted pensioner under Mess"*^ 
Shepherd and Backhouse 27 Oct. 1764. •Age 17. 

Admitted scholar (Richmond) 15 Dec. 1765. Resided till Lady Day 1767. 



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Cayley, Digby : fifth son of Sir George, bar^ : born at Brompton, Yorks. School : 
Beverley, under M*" Ward. Admitted pensioner under Mess*"^ Shepherd and 
Backhouse 6 Nov. 1764. Age 2L 

LL.B. 177L Son of Sir George Ca3'ley, by Philadelphia Digby of Mans- 
field Woodhouse. Resided till June 1769 : then charged Ss. for rooms till 
December 1770. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1769 May: curate of Belaugh, 
Norfolk : priest, 1770 Sept. Rector of Great and Little Witchingham 1771. 
Presented by his father 5 Mar. 1772 to the rectory of Thormanby, Yorks. 
Died 14 June 1798. His son Digby was M.P. for Sudbury: one of his 
daughters married Archdeacon Wrangham. 

Salter, Philip : son of Samuel, D.D. : born at Burton [Goggles], Lines. School : 
Charterhouse, under D^ Crusius. Admitted (after half a year at Corpus) 
pensioner under Mess*"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 21 Dec. 1764. Age 18. 

B.A. (last wrangler) 1768; M.A. 1771. Admitted scholar 15 Mar. 1766. 
The father D"^ Samuel Salter, of Corpus, was Head Master of the Charterhouse, 
and rector of Burton Goggles 1740 : he married Eliz. Seeker, a relative of the 
Archbishop. Philip came to Christ's as a Tancred student, on the death of 
Rob. Young. He was ordained deacon, London, 1769 May: priest 1771 May. 
• In 1772 he was presented by the Earl of Hardwick to the rectory of Shenfield, 
Essex : and held it for fifty-seven years. Subscribed to Jebb's Works. He 
was " as noisy and with as much impudence, I think, as the father " (Cole). 
His M.I. says that " he lived and died in charity with all men." He died 
1829, aged 83. 

Williams, Thomas : son of Thomas of Brecon. School : Monmouth, under 
M^ Crowe. Admitted sizar under Mess" Shepherd and Backhouse 6 June 
1765. Age 19. 

B.A. {Sthjun. opt) 1769. Admitted scholar 15 Dec. 1765. Son and heir 
of Thomas Williams of Aberbrane, Brecon. Ordained deacon, London, 1769 
Feb. : priest, May. But, apparently admitted at the Inner Temple 3 Mar. 
1779. One Tho. Williams vicar of Alfriston, Sussex 1785. Presented by the 
Lord Chancellor. 

Rust, James : only surviving son of George : born at Kimbolton. Educated at 
Huntingdon by M'" Unwin. Admitted ("edoctus sermones utriusque linguae") 
fellow-commoner under Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 10 June 1765. 
Age 18. 

B.A. (10th wrangler) 1769. Probably admitted through Will. Cawthorne 
Unwin (1760) son of Morley Unwin of Huntingdon. Born there 1745, in 
which year his father was Mayor. A banker at Huntingdon. Married 
Margaret, daughter of Lancelot Brown, the well-known landscape-gardener 
C Capability Brown "). Lived at Cromwell House where the Protector was 
born. Died 1827. (Information from G. J. R., grandson.) 

Kimpton, Edward: son of Edward: born at Barkway, Herts. Educated at 
Foulmire, Cambs., by the rector, M'" Stevenson. Admitted pensioner under 
Mess*"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 14 Aug. 1765. Age 21. 

Resided till Christmas 1767: pays 3s. Od. a quarter till Mids''. 1769. 

Ordained deacon, London, 1768 Sept.: priest 1769 May. Vicar of Rogate, 

. Sussex 1777-1813 — during the 36 years he signed the register five or six 

times. Also Morning Preacher of St Matthew's, Bethnal Green : and doubtless 

lived in London. Author : A new and complete Universal History of the Holy 

, Bible, 1781. 



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Barlow, Samuel : son of Francis : born at Middlethorpe, Yorks. School : 
Charterhouse, under D*" Crusius. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess**" 
Shepherd and Backhouse 25 Oct. 1765. Age 17. 

Son of Francis Barlow of Middlethorpe by his second wife, a Miss Carter : 
called after his great uncle, Sara. Barlow of Leeds, who died 1716. 

Resided till Lady Day 1768. Gave two silver candlesticks. Admitted at 
the Middle Temple 13 June 1767. Married a sister of Col. Thornton of 
Thornville Royal, Yorks. (Davy). 

Greenaway, Stephen: 

M.A. 1772. The only man of these names in AL Ox. is the son of William, 
of St Edmonds, Salisbury; matriculated at Magd. Hall 19 July 1729, aged 16: 
but no degree is given. 

One of these names was rector of Nether Broughton, Leics. 1778 (Nichols, 
Topogr. 8. 436). Probably also vicar of Cropwell Bishop, Notts., where his 
name occurs in the register in 1771 : also vicar of Great Dalby, Leics. Died 
1795 (Godfrey, Bingham Hundred, 128). 

Mathews, Marmaduke: 

M.A. 1772. Son of Thomas Mathews of Gloucester. Matriculated at 
Magd. Hall, Oxford 19 Mar. 1755, aged 17. B.A. (Oxford) 1758. In- 
corporated, and M.A. (Christ's) 1772. Vicar of St Nicholas, Warwick and of 
Wellingborough, Northants. 1774: and of St Mary, Warwick 1778, till his 
death 16 Oct. 1810 {Al. Ox. 928). 

Simons, Matthew : son of Nicholas : born at Ingoldsby. School : Westminster, 
under D*" Smith. Admitted pensioner under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
7 April 1766. Age 17. 

Admitted scholar 5 Dec. 1767. Resided till Mids'". 1770. 

Baines, Robert : son of- John : born at Layam [Layham], Suffolk. School : 
Charterhouse, under D'" Crusius. At Ch. Ch., Oxford : then admitted pen- 
sioner under Mess**^ Shepherd and Backhouse 5 May 1766. Age 17. 

B.A. 1769; M.A. 1773. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 5 Dec. 
1767. Son of John Baines, Esq. of Layham, brother of Thomas (1764). 
According to Al. Ox. 49, he was admitted at Christ Church 13 May 1765, 
aged 18, which is right, as he was baptised (as Rob. Edmund) at Layham 
20 Apr. 1747. He had a younger brother Edm. Lewin : which accounts for 
his second name being disused. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1769 May; 
licensed to Little Cornard, Suffolk : priest 1771 July. Curate of Santon- 
Downham, Suffolk, near Brandon. Chaplain to the Bishop of Chester. Rector 
of Upton on Severn 1772. Had dispensation 22 Dec. 1774 to hold also the 
rectory of Halford, Warw., distant 26 miles. Died 1825, aged 78 (Davy). 

*Pisher, John : son of John : born in Cambridge. School : Ashford [prob. in 
Kent], under M'" Hodgson. Admitted sizar under Mess" Shepherd and Back- 
house 30 May 1766. Age 17. 

B.A. (11th wrangler) 1770 ; M.A. 1773 ; LL.D. 1780. Son of John Fisher, 
draper, of Cambridge. Admitted scholar 5 Dec. 1767. Admitted at Gray's 
Inn 19 Jan. 1771. Elected Fellow, Finch and Baines (succeeding Tho. Brand) 
27 Mar. 1775 : K. Edw. VI (succeeding Ri. Haighton) 29 May 1779. Prae- 
lector, Catechist and Steward 1777. On 18 Dec. 1775 he was appointed by 
College Order " Steward of the Courts " in room of M*' Case, deceased. He 
wrote a very able and exhaustive "Appeal and Complaint" to D'" Beadon, 
V.C. 1781-3, in the matter of D'" Shepherd's fellowship, which he urged should 
be declared vacant : giving therein a very Tlseful account of the divers Decrees 
and Interpretations of past Vice-Chancellors. He had an odd habit of writing 



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notes in the Order Book, I suppose without D^ Barker's knowledge — perhaps 
after his death — when he differed from the resolution of the Society : the 
notes have been useful to me. On 8 Nov. 1786 he petitioned to be admitted 
Advocate in the Arches Court of Canterbury: which was granted (Lambeth 
Register). He lived in London, in order to practise there, coming up at rare 
intervals, as appears from Gunning's acknowledgment of his kindness in 
allowing him the use of his rooms without charge in 1788, on condition that 
he should quit them at short notice whenever Fisher had occasion to reside : 
Gunning was disturbed only for one week in four years. In 1790 he was 
appointed Commissary of the University and Deputy High Steward : a little 
before he had been elected Assessor to the yice-Chancellor after a contest 
with Edw. Christian, Fellow of St John's; receiving 129 votes against 121 
for Christian. (Gunning, 1. 210.) In 1800 he lent the College £1600 at 
5 per cent, for the purchase from St John's College of the lease of Bourn. 
He was not always in such good circumstances : John (afterwards Lord) 
Campbell tells how on a visit to Cambridge he supped with Fisher who was 
then in prison for debt : he' had made himself responsible for a man who then 
defaulted. He died, a Fellow, in 1814. 

Wegg, George Samuel : son of Samuel : born in London. Educated by M^ Lip- 
trott. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 26 June 
1766. Age 16. 

B.A. (12th wrangler) 1770 ; M.A. 1773. Admitted scholar 23 June 1769. 
Admitted at Gray's Inn 21 May 1762 : his father, Samuel, J.P., F.R.S., F.S.A., 
was Treasurer of the Inn : as also of the Royal Society for 34 years. The son 
was a Bencher of Gray's Inn. Died 4 Jan. 1817. 

*Brand, Thomas : son of William : born at Newmarket. Educated by M'" Bullen 
pat Kennet, where Tho. Bullen, adm^. 1784, was born]. Admitted pensioner 
under Mess'^ Shepherd and Backhouse 4 July 1766. Age 15. 

B.A. (5th wrangler) 1771; M.A. 1774. Admitted scholar 5 Dec. 1767. 
Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1774 Feb. : priest, Lincoln, 1775 March. 
Elected Fellow, Finch and Baines, succeeding Tho. Parkinson, 14 May 1773: 
Lady Marg*., succeeding Ri. Harrington 28 Feb. 1775. Praelector, Junior 
Dean and Catechist, Steward 1774. Gustos cistae 1775. Junior Dean, 
Bunting and Knapwell Preacher 1777. Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay 
Preacher 1778. From Mich. 1779 to Mich. 1784 he was absent, except twice, 
from College meetings : and later, still oftener absent. He was presented to 
Croxton 1 Dec. 1784, in the room of Edw. Mapletoft : held it till 1796. Pre- 
sented to Brisley (succeeding the Master) 7 Apr. 1788: his Fellowship was 
declared vacant 9 May 1789. He held Brisley, like Croxton till 1796: in 
1795 he became rector of Maulden, Beds. On 13 June 1789 he had been 
collated to a prebend (Ketton) at Lincoln. In 1808 March 12 he became 
Chancellor of Lincoln. He died 26 Apr. 1814 at Rodborough on his way to 
Bath : so the obituary in Gent. Mag. which calls him " a man of genuine taste 
and extensive literature [sic] who had travelled and observed much." 

Stanley, George Edward : son of Edward : born at Ponsonby, Cumberland. 
School : Eton, under D"" Barnard. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess™ 
Shepherd and Backhouse 25 Oct. 1766. Age 17. 

Perhaps resided till Lady Day 1771 : the charge from the first is 3s. Od. a 
quarter. Born 1748, son of Edward Stanley of Dalegarth by his wife Mildred, 
daughter of Sir Geo. Fleming, Bishop of Carlisle. High Sheriff for Cumber- 
land 1774. Married (1) Dorothy, daughter of Sir Will. Fleming of Rydal : 
(2) Eliz., daughter of Morris Evans of Middlesex : by whom he had sons Edward 
and George. Died 1806 (Jefferson, 2. 286). 



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Green, Christopher : son of Christopher : born in Cambridge. Educated by 
M'" Worth. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess""^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
20 Sept. 1766. Age 15. 

Matriculated 1768 March : resided till Lady Day 1769 : paid 3s. Od. a quarter 
till Mids. 1771. Admitted at the Middle Temple 29 Apr. 1771. Probably 
great-grandson of the Professor of Medicine : but not son of Christopher, 
admitted 1738 (whom see), if it be correct that he died childless. 

Maule, John : 

B.A. 1770; M.A. 1773. Admitted scholar (Hunts.) 23 June 1769. Ap- 
pears in Study-rents first at Mids^ 1769. 

One Hen. Maule, B.A. of Christ's (but found neither at Oxford nor Cam- 
bridge), ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1771; licensed to Pidley, Hunts.: priest 
1772 June. Rector of Horseheath 1776. Chaplain of Greenwich Hospital. 
Perhaps vicar of St Margaret at Cliffe, Kent 19 Feb. 1823. Died 1825, 
aged 77 (Davy). 

One Joh. Maule, M.A. of Merton College, Oxford, was ordained deacon, 
Norwich, 1793 Sept.: priest, Winchester, 1801 Sept. and nominated by the 
parishioners P.C. of St Mary the Virgin, Dover on 17 Dec. 1817 : the time 
of ordination would have suited Joh. Maule the Fellow (page 327) but he was 
at Brisley from 1815. Author : Concise Manual of the principles and duty of 
a Christian, 1810. (J.E.B.M.) John Maule is given in Lowndes-Bohn as 
author of an Historical account of the Royal Hospital Greenwich^ 4**' 1789. 

Hitch, Paul : son of Charles : born in London. School : Tonbridge, under 
M^ Towers. Three years at Oriel, Oxford. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
Mess^« Shepherd and Backhouse 30 Jan. 1767. Age 19. 

B.A. 1783 ; M.A. 1786. Admitted at Oriel, as son of Charles, armiger, of 
London 14 Oct. 1762, aged 15. Resided, at Christ's, till Mids''. 1768: paid 
3s. Ot^. till Lady Day 1769. Donor of sauce-tureens, covers and ladles. Re- 
admitted, under Mess^^ Parkinson and Seale 17 Jan. 1781 : when he finished 
his course. Ordained deacon, London, 1774 May : priest 1775 June. Rector 
of East Ham, Essex. Rector of Horton, Glos. Died 19 Sept. 1786. 

Stewart, Charles Edward : son of Giles : born at Long Melford. School : Ely 
under M^ Irwin. Admitted pensioner under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
3 March 1767. Age 17. 

B.A. (11th sen. opt.) 1771. Admitted scholar 5 Dec. 1767. Incorporated 
20 Nov. 1772, aged 22, at Magd. Coll., Oxford ; M.A. (Oxford) 1773. Rector 
of Courteenhall, Northants. 1773 : of Colne Wake, Essex 1795 : and of Rede 
All Saints, Suffolk, between Bury and Clare, 1807 ; till his death 8 Oct, 1819 
{Al. Ox. 1353). Author of The Aliad: an heroical epistle to Clostz Redivivus, 
1815. 



Budworth, Richard : son of Richard : born in London. School : Eton, under 
D"" Barnard. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 

7 May 1767. Age 19. 

B.A. (4th jun. opt.) 1771 ; M.A. 1774. Kept his rooms till 1780. Ordained 
priest, London, 1777 May. 

Cuthbert, George : son of George : born at Portsmouth. School : Winchester, 
under M'" Cotton. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 

8 May 1767. Age 18. 

B.A. 1771; M.A. 1805. Resided t«l Lady Day 1772: rooms kept till 
Mich. 1773. His father was probably the "brother George of Portsmouth, 



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physician" (? Professor of Anatomy at Cambridge 1733-5) who receives £10 
under the will of Will. Cuthbert, Recorder of Newcastle, dated 24 July 1746. 
Ordained priest, Worcester, 9 Apr. 1775 (ordained in St James, Westminster, 
by lit. dim. from Sarum). Rector of Shaw with Donnington, near Newbury 
1775. Chaplain to the King. Sub-dean of York 10 June 1805-26. Died 
28 Jan. 1826, aged 77. 

*Trant, Edmund : son of William : born at Braughing, Herts. School : Charter- 
house, under D"" Crusius. Admitted pensioner under Mess'"'* Shepherd and 
Backhouse 21 May 1767. Age 17. 

B.A. (1st sen. opt.) 1771 ; M.A. 1774. Admitted scholar 5 Dec. 1767. Son 
of William, Fellow 1726-41 and rector of Anstye 1740-84. Elected Fellow, 
in place of Tho. Murhall, 1 Feb. 1773. Presented to Croxton, succeeding Ri. 
Harrington 18 D^c. 1775 : probably resided there, for he never held any 
statutory office in the College, and rarely signs till 1780 : he resigned Croxton 
before 5 Jan. 1781. On 12 Oct. 1785 an order was made to request the Bishop 
of Ely to unite the rectory of Toft and the vicarage of Caldecot (when the 
latter should be vacated by the Master) : and it was agreed that the Fellow 
who accepted Toft should vacate his fellowship, and should be presented to 
Bourn (with the other two) when vacant. D*" Barker resigned Caldecot 
before 25 Nov. : on which day Edm. Trant was presented to the rectory of 
Toft with Caldecot annexed. The arrangement of these contiguous livings 
was facilitated by the Rev. Isaac Avarne (see under Ri. Haighton, page 265); 
who had been put into Bourn in Dec^ 1782 and resigned it three years later : 
on 6 April 1786 Trant was presented to Bourn : and on May 17, as chaplain 
to the Duke of St Albans he had dispensation to hold the vicarage of Bourn, 
worth £70, with the rectory of Toft and Caldecot, worth £202, distant three 
miles — a fairly liberal computation. His fellowship was declared vacant 6 Apr. 
1786, and on Nov. 15 he married Mary E. Holland. Cha. Holsworthy, of 
Univ. Coll., Oxford, was appointed his successor at Bourn, before the end of 
1795. On 4 May 1795 as chaplain to the Earl of Buckinghamshire he had a 
dispensation to hold, with Toft and Caldecot, the rectory of Hardwick, distant 
two miles, to which he had been collated by the Bishop of Ely. He died at 
Northampton 12 April 1807. 

Allix, Charles Wager : son of Charles : born in London. School : Harrow, under 
D"" Sumner. Admitted pensioner under Mess''^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
23 May 1767. Age 19. 

B.A. 1774; M.A. 1777. Admitted scholar 5 Dec. 1767. Son of Charles 
(1733): father of Charles (1800). Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1775 March; 
"to his own private fortune": priest, Ely, 1775 Sept. Yicar of Mere, near 
GiUingham, Wilts. Member of the S.P.C.K. 1786. Married Catharine, 
daughter of Ri. Townley of Belfield, Lanes. Lived at Willoughby Hall. Died 
at Mere 30 Nov. 1795. (Eur. Mag. 28. 431 : Agnew, French Protestant Exiles, 
2. 242.) 

Chalmers, Edmund AUeyn : son of Henry : born at Market Harborough. School : 
Felsted, under M*" Drake. Admitted pensioner under Mess'^ Shepherd and 
Backhouse 2 July 1767. Age 16. 

Resided till Mich. 1772. Perhaps son of Henry (1739) : but he was 
beneficed in Essex, and I do not know how he was connected with Market 
Harborough. 

Steel(e), Sam.son : son of Joseph : born at Caverswall, Staffs. Educated by 
M'" Sampson Shaw. Admitted sizar under Mess""** Shepherd and Backhouse 
6 July 1767. Age 23. 

LL.B. 1775. Ordained deacon, Norwich, being then 25, "at the request 



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of the Archbishop of Canterbury," 1769 May: priest, Lincoln, 1770 March; 
licensed to the cure of Newnham and Bredgar, Kent. Vicar of Newnhara 
1771. Had license 11 Nov. 1801 to be also vicar of Tong, distant six miles. 

Tyley, Edward : son of Edward : born in Antigua. School : Abingdon, under 
M^' Bright. Admitted pensioner under Mess'"^ Shepherd and Backhouse 15 Oct. 
1767. Age 17 [?]. 

Resided till Mids"". 1770 : charged 3s. Od. two quarters further. Baptised 
5 May 1749 at St John's, Antigua : son of Edw. and Mary Tyley. Edward, 
the father, a merchant, died 1761 or 1762. Edward, the son, was ordained 
(as " Student" at Christ's) deacon, Lincoln, 1772 Sept. and licensed to Whips- 
nade, Beds. : priest 1774 Feb. Perhaps the Edw. Tyley who was married at 
St John's to Lucy Thomas 9 Feb. 1771 : and had a daughter, Mary, baptised 
there 4 Mar. 1772. Perhaps vicar of Streatley, Beds. : James, son of one Edw., 
clerk, of Streatley, Beds, was admitted at Trin. Coll., Oxford 1794, aged 18. 

Ord, John : son of Henry : born in London. Educated at Greenwich by Will. 
Paley [for one year]. Admitted pensioner under Mess*'^ Shepherd and Back- 
house 17 Oct. 1767. Age 16. 

B.A. (12th wrangler) 1772 ; M.A. 1786 ; B.D. and D.D. (Trin. Coll., Oxford) 
1793. Paley was his private tutor to prepare him for Cambridge (Meadley, 
Life of Paley, pp. 48-51) : Henry Ord, his father, of the Middle Temple, was 
dead. John Ord, his grandfather, of Newcastle, was a wealthy man, and pur- 
chased Fenham and Newminster Abbey, dying 1721. Ordained deacon, 
Norwich, 1773 May ; "to an estate ": priest, 1774 June. Rector of Burgh and 
of Igborough, Norfolk 1784. Chaplain in ordinary to the Prince of Wales 
1784. Incorporated at Oxford 1793. Prebendary of Lincoln (Gretton) 14 Sept. 
1796 : resigned it in 1814, when his son Henry Craven Ord succeeded. 
Rector of Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds 23 Aug. 1804-14. J.P. 
for Suffolk. Married Mary, daughter of S. Norman of Henley, Oxford. 
Died 8 Sept. 1816 (Hodgson, Northumh^. ii. iii. 107 : Al. Ox. 1043). His son 
Joh. Norman Ord was rector of Wheathampstead. 

Maiden, Charles : son of Charles : born at Maldon, Essex. School : Felsted, 
under M'' Drake. Admitted pensioner under Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 
13 Nov. 1767. Age 18. 

Came into residence Easter 1768 : resided till Easter 1769. Admitted 
scholar (as of Middlesex) 5 Dec. 1767. 

Loraine, Sir William, bart. : son of Sir Charles, bart. : born at Hawk well [near 
Stamfordham], Northumb^. School : Eton, under D"" Barnard. Admitted 
fellow-commoner under Mess^** Shepherd and Backhouse 16 Dec. 1767. Age 19. 
Resided till Mids»'. 1770. Born 1749, son of Sir Charles (adm'i. 1723)— 
who died 1755 — and of Dorothy Mylott of Whitehall, Durham: brother of 
Uha. Loraine (Smith), see next entry, and of Lambton (1769) : grandfather of 
Will., sixth baronet (1801). Fourth baronet, of Kirkharle. Married (1) on 
19 Oct. 1776, Hannah, daughter of Sir Lancelot Algood of Nunwick ; had four 
sons and two daughters : (2) in 1799 Frances, daughter of Fra. Campart; had 
three sons and three daughters. High Sheriff of Northumb^. 1774 and Deputy 
Lieutenant. Did much to improve his property by planting and building. 
Died 19 Dec. 1809 : buried at Kirkharle. (Information from Admiral Lamb- 
ton Loraine.) 

Loraine-Smith, Charles : son of Sir Charles Loraine, bart. : born at Kirkharle, 
Northumberland. School : Eton, under D'" Barnard. Admitted fellow-com- 
moner under Mess^^ Shepherd and Backhouse 16 Dec. 1767. Age 16. 



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Matriculated as Cha. Smith 1768 March. Probably came into residence 
Mich. 1768 : resided till Lady Day 1772. Brother of Sir William (see above), 
and of Lambton (1769). Took the name of Smith by Act of Parliament 2 June 
1762 on succeeding to Enderby Hall, the property of his great uncle, Richard 
Smith (died 1762, aged 72) where he afterwards resided. A good scholar and 
keen sportsman. M.P. for Leicester 1784-90. Married 1 May 1781 Eliz. 
Anne, daughter of Will. Skrine : had two sons, of whom Loraine Loraine- 
Smith was admitted 1803. Died at Enderby Hall 23 Aug. 1835. (Information 
from Admiral Lambton Loraine.) He and Sir Will, gave as their plate a large 
silver soup-tureen and cover. 

Clarkson, Geoffrey, LL.B. : [no other fact] : admitted under Mess^** Shepherd and 
Backhouse 16 Dec. 1767. 

Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey, currier, born at Reeth, Yorks. : educated at Scorton 
by M^ Noble: admitted sizar at St John's 29 May 1751. LL.B. (St John's) 
1759. Seemingly admitted as private tutor to the Loraines — admitted the 
same day. Resided till Mids*'. 1772 at least: charged 3s. Od. a quarter till 
Mich. 1773, when Lambton Loraine, the youngest brother, ceased to reside. 
Ordained deacon, York, 1754 Sept. : priest, Durham, privately, 28 Oct. 1771 : 
instituted same day vicar of Kirkharle on the presentation of Sir Will. Loraine : 
also vicar of Whelpington 10 Aug. 1786. A learned man and much respected, 
according to Nichols (Lit. Illust. 5. 125). Died at Kirkharle 28 Nov. 1788, 
aged 58. M.I. in Kirkharle church, written by John Law, Bishop of Clonfert, 
who must have known him at Christ's, and commends him as " rarae urbani- 
tatis et fidei, sacris humanisque Uteris ornatissimus. " (See Scott, St John^s 
Admissions, 606 : Hodgson (Northumh'^. ii. i. 206) who thinks that he was at 
Peterhouse, by confusion of Edmund and John Law.) 

Ayre, John : 

Matriculated as fellow-commoner Dec. 1767. Doubtless a pupil of D*" Shep- 
herd. Resided till Mich. 1769 at least : charged 3s. Od. for one quarter more. 
Gave a silver cup. 

Owen, Wyniott : son of Charles : born at Nash, Haverfordwest. School : Eton, 
under D^' Barnard. Admitted fellow-commoner under Mess*"^ Shepherd and 
Backhouse 3 May 1768. Age 17. 
Resided till Mids^. 1770. 

Dodwell, Williani: son of William, D.D. : born at Buc[k]lebury, Berks. School: 
Salisbury, under M"^ Townsend. Admitted pensioner under Mess'"^ Shepherd 
and Backhouse 13 May 1768. Age 15. 

B.A. (10th sen. opt.) 1772 ; M.A. 1775. Admitted scholar 23 June 1769. 
Born 16 Oct. 1751 (therefore 16 at admission) son of the Rev. Will. Dodwell, 
D.D., Archdeacon of Berks., and theological writer, rector of Shottesbrook, 
Berks, where most of his numerous children were born. Ordained deacon, 
Peterborough, 1774 Feb. : priest, Llandaff, 1775 Oct. Rector of Welby near 
Melton Mowbray (dio. Leics.) in the same year : also, as chaplain to the Earl 
of Lichfield, had license to hold the mediety of North Stoke (Stoke Rochford), 
near Grantham (dio. Lines.) distant 10 miles, 27 Nov. 1775. Died 1824, 
aged 72 (Davy). 

Grimston, Williani : second son of James, Vise*. Grimston : born at Gorham- 
bury, Herts. School : Eton, under D'" Barnard. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under D^ Shepherd 26 Oct. 1768. Age 16. 

M.A. 1770. Born 23 June 1750: therefore 18 at admission. He is 
charged 3s. Od. a quarter till Mids. 1773 : never any more : I take it that, 
when this charge was made to a fellow-commoner, he occupied a Fellow's room, to 



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whom he may have made a direct payment. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 28 Sept. 

1767. Took part in the verse-addresses to the new Chancellor (Duke of Grafton) 
in 1769 but, according to Meadley {Life of Paley, p. 56) they were written by 
John Law. His mother was Mary, daughter of John Askell Bucknall of Oxhey, 
Herts. He took the name of Bucknall under the will of his mother's brother, 
1797. M.P. for St Albans. Married Sophia, daughter and coheir of Ri. 
Hoare of Boreham, Essex : by whom he had one daughter. Died 25 Apr. 
1814. (Burke, P. and B.) 

Geere, Diones: son of Diones : born at Hay ton [South Heighton], Sussex. School : 
Tonbridge, under M"" Towers. Admitted pensioner under D^ Shepherd 4 Nov. 

1768. Age 19. 

B.A. 1773. Son of Diones Geere (1726). Rector of Pett (which his father 
also held, but not in immediate succession) 1774 : also of South Heighton and 
Tarring-Neville, in the same year : I have not found tlie dispensation. Buried 
at Tarring 2 Jan. 1781. 

Marsham, Robert : son of Robert : born at Stratton, Norfolk. Educated by 
T. Parkinson, Fellow of Christ's. Admitted fellow-commoner under D"^ Shep- 
herd 5 Nov. 1768. Age 16 (or 17). 

Resided till Mich, (or Dec».) 1771. Rob. Marsham, F.R.S., the father, was 
a great naturalist and planter : his mother was Mary Browne : he was born 
1749 : therefore the Adm". Book is again wrong. High Sheriff of Norfolk 1801. 
Married Sophia, daughter of Edw. Hase of Sail, and had four sons and two 
daughters. Died 18 April 1812. (Burke, H.C. 1. 418.) 

*Morgan, Caesar : son of Nicholas : born at Tugwynn [?], Pembs. School : Haver- 
fordwest, under M*" Whitcombe. Admitted sizar under D'" Shepherd 9 Nov. 

1768. Age 18. 

B.A. (5th sen. opt.) 1773; M.A. 1776; D.D. 1793. Admitted scholar 23 June 

1769. Ordained deacon, London, 1773 March : priest, Norwich, 1774 Aug. ; 
curate of Kennet. Elected Fellow, in place of Alex. James, 18 Aug. 1775: 
fellowship declared vacant 25 June 1776 : he had married. Minor Canon of 
Ely and Chaplain to Bishop Yorke. Licensed to the parish church of St Mary, 
Ely 12 Sept. 1781. Vicar of Elm, near Wisbech (patron, the Bishop) 27 Nov. 
1784, and again in 1789, after cession. Rector of Coveney, with Manea 9 Feb. 
1789. Vicar of Wisbech St Peter's 26 Nov. 1792. Vicar of Littleport (patron, 
the Bishop). Canon of Ely, 26 Jan. 1804. Rector of Stretham 21 Jan. 1802 
till 1812. Died 10 Jan. 1812. Author: A demonstration that true philosophy 
has no tendency to undermine divine revelation, and that a well-grounded 
philosopher may he a true Christian (Prize essay for Teyler's Theolog'. Soc^., 
Haarlem: printed at Haarlem 1786, and by Univ. Press 1787). Investigation 
of the Trinity of Plato and of Philo Judaeus, 1795 : dedicated to the Bishop 
of Ely : reprinted for Univ. Press 1853. (In the Introduction he criticises 
Cud worth with respect, and highly compliments Mede.) Also, Sermons, 
Essays, and Poems (dull). 

Dighton, James : son of James : born in London. School : Eton, under D"" Barnard. 
Admitted pensioner under D^ Shepherd 11 Nov. 1768. Age 17. 
Resided till December 1770. 

Baldock, Chaloner Byng : [this name omitted in the Adm'^. Book] : son of Robert : 
born at Rochester. School : Winchester, under M'" Wharton. Admitted 
pensioner under D'" Shepherd 14 Dec. 1768. Age 17. 



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B.A. 1773; M.A. 1790. Admitted scholar (Lady Marg.) U Dec. 1771; 
Finch and Baines 23 Dec. 1772. Ordained deacon, London, 1774 Feb. : priest, 
Winchester, 1776 May. Vicar of Milton Abbas, Dorset. Had dispensation — 
as Chaplain to Lord Milton— 19 Nov. 1789 to hold also the rectory of Winter- 
bourne-Clenston, distant three miles. Dead before 1800 {Gent. Mag. 1288). 
Translated Lettre de Madame la Marquise de Lambert d Madame la Su- 
perleure de la Magdalene de Tresnel^ sur Veducation d'une jeune Demoiselle, 
1780 (Cole). 

Haweis, Thomas : 

Matric^^ (special) fellow-commoner 6 July 1772. LL.B. 1772. Born 1 Jan. 
173|. Son of Thomas Haweis, gent., of Redruth, Cornwall. School: Truro ; 
where he began life as apprentice to an apothecary. Matriculated at Ch. Church, 
Oxford 1 Dec. 1755: aged 21. Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon 1768: 
and a strong Calvinist. Rector of All Saints, Aldwinkle, Northants., to which 
he was appointed 25 Feb. 1764 on promise of resignation : when called on to 
resign he refused : the matter was compromised by the Countess : and he held the 
living for 56 years, till his death. Desired to proceed to LL.D. 1776 but the 
grace was "stopt" on the Caput : tried again 1781 [?] but was again "stopt" 
by equality of votes in the non-regent House : either his theology or his action 
was held objectionable. One of the first founders of the Church Missionary 
Society : also a supporter of the Humane Society and interested in the improve- 
ment of the condition of the poor. Published more than 40 works — to be 
found in " Bibliotheca Cornubiensis " : they include A Translation of the New 
Testament from the Greek, 1798 : History of the rise, declension and revival of 
the Church of Christ, 1800 (to which Isaac Milner made reply) : Present state of 
Evangelical Religion throughout the World, 1812. He edited in 1764 the Au- 
thentic Narrative of John Newton of Olney : and produced several devotional 
books. Died at Bath 7 Feb. 1820, aged 86. (D.N.B. : Rose's Biographical 
Dicty. 8. 231.) 

Williams, Thomas : 

M.A. 1775. Of Jesus College, Oxford : but one there B.A. 1762, another 
B.A. 1763 : both of Radnorshire : the first son of John, clerk, of Hermon ; the 
other of Price, clerk, of Llansantfread. One of them was ordained deacon, 
Hereford, 1763 May : priest 1765 June. Chaplain to Mary, Baroness (dowager) 
Holland. Rector of Tugford, Salop. Had dispensation 29 June 1775 to hold 
also the rectory of Shobdon, Hereford, distant 16 miles. Again had dispensa- 
tion 17 Dec. 1796, when chaplain to the Earl of Dorchester, to hold with 
Shobdon the rectory of Llanvillo, Brecon, distant 20 miles. 

Meeke, Francis : son of Francis : born at Grimston, Yorks. School : Beverley, 
under M^ Ward. Admitted pensioner under D^ Shepherd 1 1 Jan. 1769. Age 1 9. 
B.A. (8th >ri. opt.) 1773; M.A. 1776. Admitted scholar 23 June 1769. 
Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1773 June {lit. dim. from Canterbury) : priest, 
Lincoln, 1774 May (at request of the Archbishop). Prebendary of Ripon 
30 Sept. 1782. Prebendary of Lichfield. 1794-1801. 

Lloyd, Edward : son of Robert : born at Cefn, Denbigh. School : Wrexham, 
under M*' Tisdale. Admitted fellow-commoner under D*" Shepherd 27 Feb. 1769. 
Age 17. 

B.A. (8th wrangler) 1773. Edw. Lloyd, Esq. of Cefn near St Asaph. His 
sister Jane was wife of Ri. Evans, Fellow of Christ's 1754—66, and rector of 
Kingsland, Hereford. His hospitality is mentioned by Gunning (1. 101). 

Money, William : son of William : born at Norwich. School : Hartforth, Yorks., 
under M^' Raine. Admitted pensioner under D'" Shepherd 1 July 1769. 
Age 16. 



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B.A. 1773. Admitted scholar 14 Dec. 1771. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 
1774 Nov. : priest 1785 May; curate of Framinghara Pigot. Rector of War- 
ham, near Wells, Norfolk 1789. Curate of Fordham, Norfolk 15 Apr. 1794-- 
1800. Vicar of Wiggenhall St Mary 29 Apr. 1800-1835, patron, the Crown 
Possibly the Will. Money, son of Will, of Holme House, Hereford who married, 
16 July 1805, Emma, daughter of Ri. Donne, banker, of London. 

Panchen, William : son of Giles : born in London. School : St Paul's, under 
M^" Roberts. Admitted sizar under D^ Shepherd 3 July 1769. Age 17. 

B.A. {7thju7i. opt.) 1774 ; M.A. 1777. Admitted scholar (Midds.) 14 Dec. 
1771. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, 1774 Feb. : priest, LlandafF, 1775 Oct. 
Curate of Godmanchester 1774-7 : and again, under Rev. Matt. Salmon, 
sometime between 1782 and 1797. Lecturer at Huntingdon 1775. Rector of 
Wood Walton, Hunts. 30 July 1779. Chaplain to Baron Templeton. Had 
dispensation 1 April 1803 to hold also the vicarage of St Mary, Huntingdon, 
distant eight miles. Married 12 Apr. 1803 the eldest daughter of the Rev. 
Fra. Wollaston of Chislehurst (Gent. Mag. 1803 (1) 380). Died 1827, aged 67 
(Davy). 

Loraine, Lambton : third son of Sir Charles, bar^ : born at Kirkharle, Northumb*^. 
School : Eton, under D*' Barnard. Admitted fellow-commoner under D"^ Shep- 
herd 6 July 1769. Age 16. 

LL.B. 1776. Younger brother of Sir William, and Charles (1767). Or- 
dained priest, London, 1779 Feb. by request of the Bishop of Lincoln. Married 
19 Oct. 1776 Isabella, second daughter of Sir Lancelot Algood of Nun wick : 
his brother, Sir William, married her elder sister Hannah. Yicar of Enderby 
with Whetstone, Leics. 1 March 1779-1802, when he resigned it. Had dis- 
pensation 29 April 1786 to hold also the rectory of Nailston, worth £230 a 
year, distant 30 miles : again 14 Oct. 1802 to hold with Nailston, the rectory 
of Milton [Middleton] Keynes, Bucks., distant 30 miles. Rector of Norman ton, 
Leics. (Lipscombe, 4. 247). Died 3 July 1821, aged 68, and buried at Milton 
Keynes. 

Blenman, Jonathan : son of William, armiger : born in Barbados. School : 
Kensington, under M^" Lally. Admitted fellow-commoner under D*" Shepherd 
18 Oct. 1769. Age 16. 

Resided till Mids^ 1773. Gave two large silver candlesticks as his plate. 
Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 24 Aug. 1771, as son of Will. Blenman of Welbeck 
Street, London. 

Wright, Charles : son of Harbord : born at Norwich. School : Bury, under 
M'^Garnham. Admitted pensioner under D^ Shepherd 31 Oct. 1769. Age 19. 
Son of Harbord Wright (1742) of Pinkney Hall (which he inherited from 
his mother Anne Vilett) by his wife Frances Chad. Admitted at Lincoln's 
Inn 14 Apr. 1770. Succeeded to Kilverstone estate in 1775 on the death of 
his great-uncle Thomas. M.I. in Kilverstone church (Burke) which says that 
he died Sept. 1781, aged 30, "sed non iacet inter patres." (S.H.A.H.) 

*Metcalfe, John: son of James: born at "Ashes" in the parish of Aisquarth 
[prob. Aysgarth], Richmond. School : Sedbergh, under D^ Bateman. Admitted 
pensioner under D^ Shepherd 22 Nov. 1769. Age 18. 

B.A. (5th wrangler) 1774; M.A. 1777. Admitted scholar (Richmond) 14 Dec. 
1771. Ordained deacon, Carlisle, 1774 Aug. Elected Fellow, succeeding 
Joshua Wigley 1 Feb. 1774. Praelector, Junior Dean and Catechist, and 
Steward 1775, 1780. Custos cistae 1776, 1781, 1785. Walkhampton Preacher 
1777. Bunting and Knapwell Preacher, Senior Greek Lecturer and Mildmay 
Preacher 1779-81, 1786-8. Praelector, Jlinior Dean and Catechist 1782: 
the same, and Steward and Preacher (Bunting, Knapwell and Walkhampton) 

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290 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

1783. Senior Dean 1785, 1789 (and Bunting, Knapwell and Walkhampton 
Preacher). Hebrew Lecturer 1790. Tutor with Parkinson and Lane 1789-90: 
with Lane to Xmas 1791. Presented to Fen Drayton 6 Apr. 1786 ; he signed 
the register there four times in four years : to Clipston, on the death of Joshua 
Wigley 15 Dec. 1790 : and again 27 Feb. 1805 to have the Seal for presenta- 
tion "if desired by him." He was twice instituted, 11 Apr. 1791 and 10 April 
1805. Fellowship declared vacant 26 May 1792. Frequently mentioned by 
Gunning : once as " a particular friend of Milner " (of Queens') — of whom 
Gunning had a low opinion. A scene in the Combination Room about 1786 
— characteristic of the disorderly habits of the time, for which Metcalfe was 
partly responsible, is given by Gunning (1. 45). Metcalfe may have had some 
preferment in the North : at all events he died away from Clipston. In the 
Clipston Register there is a curious note. "N.B. July 3 1812, M^ Metcalf 
rector of Clipston more than 20 years, dyed 15 June 1812 in his own county, 
and left behind him an excellent character there [But at Clipston the poor do 
not boast of his charities] : he was a very excellent landlord and very affable 
to his parishioners high and low." The words within brackets have been 
imperfectly obliterated. 

Harrison, Joseph : son of Nicholas : born in London. School : [Sedbergh], 
under D'" Bateman. Admitted pensioner under D^ Shepherd 22 Nov. 1769. 
Age 20. 

Admitted scholar (Midds.) 14 Dec. 1771. Resided till Mich. 1772: his 
name is in Study-rents till Lady Day 1774, without any charge. Ordained 
deacon, Norwich, 1773 July; licensed to Dallinghoe, Suffolk: priest 1782 Aug.; 
curate of Seething, Norfolk. One of these names vicar of Charstield, near 
Wickham Market 3 Aug. 1775-1805, patron, Will. Leman, Esq. Yicar of 
Thurton, Norfolk, patron. Sir Tho. B. Proctor, 3 Nov. 1784-1828: vicar of 
Rushall 12 Nov. 1788-1828, when he probably died. 

Dana, Edmund : son of Richard, armiger : born at Boston, "New England " : a 
master at Cambridge, New England, related to Lord Kinnaird and ordained by 
the Bishop of Lincoln 1769. Admitted sizar under D'" Shepherd 29 Nov. 1769. 
Age 32. 

M.A. of Harvard University: ordained priest, Lincoln {lit. dim. Peter- 
borough), 1769. He pays 3s. Oc/., but I suppose did not reside, till Dec. 1780. 
Probably he intended to take the B.D. degree : but he did not do so. 

Emery, Stephen : 

Matriculated pensioner 1769 Dec. : and appears first in Study-rents at the 
same date. Disappears after Lady Day 1771. 

Grimston, Harbottle : third son of James, Viscount Grimston : born at Gorham- 
bury, Herts. School : Eton, under D^ Barnard. Admitted fellow-commoner 
under D'' Shepherd 24 Apr. 1770. Age 17. 

M.A. 1774. He is charged 3s. Oc^. from June 1770 to Dec. 1774: £2 a 
quarter till Mich. 1776: 3s. Qd. till Mich. 1779 : probably he resided till Mich. 
1776. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1776 June: priest, December. Rector 
of Pebmarsh, Essex, worth ,£200 a year. Had dispensation 29 Feb. 1788 to 
hold also the rector}'^ of Halstow, Kent, worth £200 a year, distant 30 miles : 
presented by Cha. Spooner and others. Died 30 Jan. 1823, unmarried. 

Drake, William: Master of Felsted School: [no other facts]. Admitted under 
D'^ Shepherd 17 May 1770. 

M.A. 1770. Son of Francis, of York, surgeon, F.R.S., F.S.A. and author 
of Ehoracum. Matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, 21 Mar. 174f, aged 18. 



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B.A. (Oxford) 1744. F.S.A. Incorporated and M.A. (Christ's) 1770. Third 
master of Westminster School. Master of Felsted School (before 1756). 
Vicar of Isleworth, Midds. 13 Dec. 1777-1801, presented by the Dean and 
Chapter of Windsor. Contributor to Archaeologia (J.E.B.M.). Died at 
Isleworth in his 80th year 13 May 1801. (Nichols, Illustr. 4. 620.) 

Baines, Edmund Lewin : son of John : born at Layam [Layham], Suffolk. 
School : Charterhouse, under D'" Crusius. Admitted pensioner under D"" Shep- 
herd 25 June 1770. Age 17. 

LL.B. 1777. Baptised at Layham 10 May 1752, youngest son of John 
and Eliz. Baines: brother of Thomas (1764) and Robert Edmund (1766) 
Signs at matric"., Lewin Baines. Named after his mother's cousin Edm. 
Lewin (1698-1771) rector of Westmill, Herts, and Chancellor of the diocese 
of Rochester : apparently of the same family as Will. Lewin, Fellow in the 
16th century, whose father was an Edmund. A living in Essex was purchased 
for him, " which he did not live to enjoy but for a short time : he married, 
but died without issue " (ms. in Baines family communicated by M^* Egerton 
Baines). 

Price, William : son of William, armiger : born at Westminster. School : 
Westminster, under D'^ Smith. Admitted pensioner under D'" Shepherd 
26 June 1770. Age 18. 

Resided till Lady Day 1771 : then migrated to Trinity : B.A. (Trin.) 1774 ; 
M.A. 1777. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 26 Mar. 1774. Second son of Will. 
Price, "of the receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer." 

EUeray, Stephen : son of Stephen : born at Winster, Westmoreland. School : 
Kirkby Lonsdale, under M'" Wilson. Admitted sizar under D^" Shepherd 
30 June 1770. Age 19. 

Admitted scholar 14 Dec. 1771. Resided till Mich. 1773 : when he pro- 
bably migrated to Emmanuel College, where a Ste. Elleray was B.A. 1774. 

IDanby, William : son of William : born at Swinton, Yorks. School : Eton, 
under D^" Barnard. Admitted fellow-commoner under D^" Shepherd 24 Oct. 
1770. Age 17. 
I Resided till Dec. 1772. Born 1752, only son of William Danby D.D. of 

\ Swinton Park, by his wife Mary, daughter of Gilbert Affleck of Dalham 
, Hall. High Sheriff of Yorks. 1784. Married (1) Caroline, daughter of Hen. 
I Seymour ; (2) Anne, daughter of Will. Gater, but left no children. Southey 
I on a tour in 1829 saw him as an old man, who interested him, and gave him 
his book Ideas mid Realities (1827) "in which his neighbours could find 
[ nothing to amuse them, or which they thought it behoved them to admire : but 
I have seldom seen a more amiable or a happier disposition than is there de- 
lineated." He published several prose works between 1821 and 1832 — all 
r containing scattered thoughts on various subjects : and one volume of poems. 
' Died at Swinton Park 4 Dec. 1833. (D.N.B.) 

Williams, Peter : 

M.A. 1777. Probably son of Rob. W^illiams of Mold in Flintshire: matricu- 
lated at Jesus College, Oxford 27 Mar. 1751, aged 19. B.A. (Oxford) 1755 
and incorp*^., M.A. (Christ's) 1777. 

Whitley, Peter : 

M.A. 1777. Son of Peter of Bryncoed, Flint : matriculated at All Souls, 

I Oxford 30 May 1767, aged 18. B.A. (Oxford) 1771. {Al. Ox. 1544.) Vicar 
Choral of St Asaph 1776. At Nantglyn,^iear Denbigh 1778. Rector of 
Cwm (or Combe), Flintshire, 1788. 



292 CHRIST'S COLLEGE 

Key, William : son of John : born at Maplebeck, Notts. School : Southwell, 

under M'" Pennell. Admitted sizar under D^ Shepherd 2 Jan. 1771. Age 18. 

B.A. 1775; M.A. 1778. Admitted scholar 14 Dec. 1771. Ordained 

deacon, Lincoln, 1775 March; licensed to Norton Disney, Lines. : priest 1776 

June. Vicar of Car-Colston, Notts. ; also of Maplebeck, Notts. (Davy). 

Ingham, Benjamin : son of John : born at Stumpcross, Yorks. School : Bingley, 
under M^ Hudson. Admitted sizar under D"" Shepherd 18 Jan. 1771. Age 18. 
Admitted pensioner 14 Dec. 1771. Resided till Mids'". 1774: when he 
probably migrated to St Catharine's where a Ben. Ingham was B.A. 1775 ; 
M.A. 1778. Probably rector of Cranhoe, Leics. 1781 ; patron, George, duke 
of Montagu : there in 1798. 

Merry, Robert : son of Robert : born in London. School : Harrow, under 
D^ Sumner. Admitted pensioner under D*" Shepherd 2 April 1771. Age 18. 
Resided till Mich. 1772. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 5 Nov. 1770, as son 
of Rob. Merry Esq. of Red Lion Square : who was a Governor of the Hudson 
Bay Company; the grandfather was a North- Western navigator. Robert, 
the son, "dilettante and literary adventurer" (D.N.B.) entered the Horse- 
guards. Sold out at the age of 25 and travelled over Europe. Settled at 
Florence 1784-7 : then returned to London. Married 1791 Eliz. Brunton, 
an actress. Was at Paris during the Revolution. In 1796 went to America 
where his wife acted. Died of apoplexy at Baltimore Dec. 1798. A full 
account of his literary ventures will be found in D.N.B 

Parke, Thomas : son of Roland : bom at Leek [near Kirkby Lonsdale]. School : 
Kirk by, under M'" Wilson. Admitted sizar under D*" SFiepherd 3 April 1771. 
Age 19. 

B.A. (3rd wrangler) 1775. Elected Fellow of Peterhouse. M.A. (Pet.) 
1778. Admitted scholar 4 Dec. 1771. Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1776 
June. Rector of Strathern, Leics. (presented by Peterhouse) 1783. Died 
1839, aged 85 (Davy). 

Davis, Morgan Gwynn: son of Gwynn : born at ''Laques" in S. Wales. 
School : Winchester, under D'' Wharton. Admitted fellow-commoner under 
D^ Shepherd 1 June 1771. Age 18. 

Admitted (as of Coomb, Carnarvon) at Lincoln's Inn 26 May 1769. Re- 
sided till Lady Day 1774. Readmitted 30 March 1782 : he reappears in 
Study-rents (3s. Od. a quarter till Lady Day 1783). He married Mary, 
daughter of Oilman Wall, apothecary, and sister of Adam Wall (1746) the 
Fellow: he was buried at Gt St Andrew's 2 Feb. 1783, aged 30. 

Hall, Joseph : son of William : born in London. Educated there by M"^ Noble. 
Admitted pensioner under D'" Shepherd 22 June 1771. Age 17. 

B.A. 1775; M.A. 1778. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 14 Dec. 
1771. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1775 Mar.; licensed to Hargrave and 
Chevington, Suffolk: priest, 1777 Dec; curate of Kentford with Gazeley. 
Yicar of Dullingham 1778. Chaplain to Lord Maynard. Had dispensation 
12 Jan. 1782 to hold also the rectory of Bartlow, distant nine miles. 

Allen, Stephen : son of Stephen : born at Lynn Regis. School : Harrow, under 
D*" Sumner. Admitted pensioner under D'" Shepherd 25 June 1771. Age 16. 
Charged 3^. Od. a quarter till Mich. 1773 but certainly did not reside the 
whole time. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1778 Aug. ; licensed to Edgefield, 
Norfolk : priest, 1780 Aug. : curate of Swanton Morley. Replaced his name 
on the Boards 9 Feb. 1779: and it appears in Study-rents till Dec. 1781: 
possibly he j^roposed to take a B.D. degree : but did not do so. On 28 Oct. 



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1772 — when he M^as aged 17 years and one month — he married at Gretna Green 
Susannah, daughter of Edw. Sharpin, M.D. of East Dereham — who was one 
month junior to him. His grandson says that he lost a fortune before he came 
of age, driving a carriage with four horses and three footmen — and the Hke. 
His later life was more stable than its beginning. He was vicar of St Margaret's, 
Lynn, and held the living for 50 years. He was also rector of Hasling- 
lield near Cambridge 8 Sept. 1800-47. He was also vicar of Dunton with 
Duckton, near Fakenham 7 Nov. 1800; and of Wolterton with Wickmere, 
north of Aylsham 1 Apr. 1801 (Foster, Index Eccl.) : I have not found the dis- 
pensation for any of these. He died 15 Mar. 1847, aged 92, and was buried 
at St Margaret's. His wife died at East Dereham 1816. His mother had 
for her second husband D^ Charles Burney. Portrait in oils of him when a 
boy at Harrow, in possession of his grandson W. M. Allen (1844) rector of 
Shouldham : who gave to our Library a valuable copy of Terence given to 
Ste. Allen by Tho. Parkinson of Christ's. 

♦King, John Wright : son of John : born at Stortford. School : Hertford, under 
M^ Carr. Admitted pensioner under D^ Shepherd 25 June 1771. Age 15. 

B.A. (6th sen. opt.) 1775; M.A. 1778. Admitted scholar 14 Dec. 1771. 
Ordained priest, London, 1780 May. Elected Fellow (Finch and Baines, suc- 
ceeding Will. Thomas) 4 May 1785. Lady Marg^ (succeeding Edm. Trant) 
13 Dec. 1786. He signs pretty regularly and probably resided, but never held 
any College office : fellowship declared vacant, " by his resignation," 21 Mar. 
1795. 

Scotman, Thomas : son of Thomas : born at Newmarket. School : Bury, under 
M^' Garnham. Admitted pensioner under D^ Shepherd 1 July 1771. Age not 
given. 

B.A. 1776; M.A. 1779. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 23 Dec. 1772. 
Ordained deacon, Peterborough (by lit. dim. from Canterbury), 1777 June. 
Rector of Buckland, Glos. 1793-1847. (Davy.) Married Eliz., daughter of 
Chris. Hand, B.D. Rector of Aller, Somerset. In 1825 they left Buckland, 
and settled at Rougham, near Bury, where the wife died 26 May 1827, 
aged 67, and the husband 14 January 1848, aged 93. Both were buried in 

t Rougham Church. (Information from Rev. B. S. Fryer rector of Rougham.) 
A Thomas Scotman was curate of Ampton, Suffolk from 1813, perhaps till 
1828. 



Daniel, William Barker : son of William : born at Colchester. School : Fel- 
sted, under M^ Drake. Admitted pensioner under D*" Shepherd 3 July 1771. 
Age 18. 

B.A. 1787; M.A. 1790. Resided till Xmas 1774: his name is in the 
Study-rents 3s. M. a quarter till Mids^. 1783. Born 1754: son of Will. 
Barker, attorney, by Deborah, widow of Sir Will. Barker, bart. On 6 Sept. 
1785 he was readmitted. Ordained deacon, Lincoln, at the request of the 
Bishop of London, 1785 Dec. : priest, Gloucester, 1786. Private chaplain to 
the Prince Regent. Granted the freedom of Colchester 1776. Author: Rural 
Sports, 1801-3, which has gone through several editions: Plain thoughts of 
former years, 1822. He lived for 20 years in Garden Row within the Rules 
of the King's Bench, and died there 1833, aged 80. (D.N.B.) His portrait 
is in the Combination Room. (Information from Capt. J. Daubeny.) 



Fox, James : only son of the brother of the Right Hon. Baron Bingley : born in 

I London. Educated in Marylebone by M*" Fountaine. Admitted fellow- 
commoner under D'" Shepherd 17 Sept. 1771.* Age 15. 



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*Potts, David : son of David : born at Thropton, Northumberland. School : 
Hartforth, Yorks., under M^ Raine. Admitted sizar under D*' Shepherd 
26 Sept. 1771. Age not given. 

B.A. {Utsen. opt.) 1776; M.A. 1780. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 
23 Dec. 1772. Elected Fellow (succeeding D'' Barker) 26 July 1780. Signs 
D. H. Potts after 1787 : then again D. Potts. Ordained priest, Norwich, 
1776 Mar. Instituted 23 Mar. 1776, as David Potts (corrected, D. Hawksly 
Potts), to the vicarage of Flixton, Suffolk : held it till 1814. Rector (as D. 
Hawks well Potts) of Homersfield with Sancroft, Suffolk 1787-9. Never held 
any College office: but signs frequently at meetings till about 1800 and may 
have been a non-resident rector. Presented to Navenby, on the death of 
Dearing Jones 13 Mar. 1804. Fellowship vacant 25 May 1805. Died Jan. 
1814 : buried in the chancel at Navenby. 

Parker, John : son of Edward : born in London. School : Eton, under D'' Foster. 
Admitted fellow-commoner under M^ Haighton 2 Oct. 1771. Age not given. 
Resided till Mich. 1774 : charged 3s. Od. a quarter till Dec. 1775, when he 
gave two large silver candlesticks. Son of Edw. Parker of Browsholme, 
Yorks. W. R. (on the borders of Lanes.) and of Barbara Fleming of Rydal. 
John Parker of Browsholme. Bowbearer of the Forest of Bolland. M.P. for 
Clitheroe. Married in 1778 Beatrix Lister of Gisborne Park, Yorks., by whom 
he had eight sons. Died 1797, aged 42, and buried at Waddington, near 
Clitheroe. (Whitaker, Whalley, 340.) 

Powell, Thomas : son of Harcourt : born in Middlesex. School : Harrow, under 
D'' Sumner. Admitted fellow-commoner under D^' Shepherd 22 Nov. 1771. 
Age not given. 

Resided till Lady Day 1775 : when he apparently removed his name, for 
he was readmitted 6 May 1775 and was B.A. 1776. Son of Harcourt Powell 
of Argyll buildings, London. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 21 May 1769. 

*Majendie, Henry William : son of John James : born in Middlesex. School : 
Charterhouse, under D^ Berdmore. Admitted pensioner under D^ Shepherd 
3 Dec. 1771. Age 18. 

B.A. (as a Proctor's optime) 1776; M.A. 1785; D.D. 1791. Admitted 
scholar (Finch and Baines) 23 Dec. 1772. Of Huguenot parentage. His 
father was D.D., Canon of Windsor, and preceptor of Queen Charlotte. 
Elected Fellow (in place of Will. Paley, whose pupil he was for nearly all his 
time) 29 June 1776. Held no statutory, or other, office, and signed a College 
order about seven times in the nine years of his tenure of a Fellowship : which 
was vacant 30 April 1785. Ordained deacon, Canterbury {lit. dim. from 
Lichfield) 1777 Feb. : priest, Worcester, 1783. Preceptor to Prince William 
(afterwards King Will. IV) 1781. Vicar of Bromsgrove 1783. On 7 April 
1785 he became Canon of Windsor (till 1798) ; and married Anne Routledge 
of Stapleton, Cumberland, in the same year. Vicar of Nether Stowey 1790-3, 
where he was on friendly terms with Thomas Poole (Coleridge's friend) : he 
established a Sunday school there — a sign of advanced views ! Vicar of 
Hungerford 1793-8. Vicar of New Windsor 1798. Canon of St Paul's 
16 Jan. 1796-1809 (by dispensation after 1800). Bishop of Chester 3 June 
1800-1809. Bishop of Bangor 8 Sept. 1809 till his death, 9 July 1830, at 
Longdon, near Lichfield, aged 75. He left three sons and four daughters — 
out of 13 children. "A favourable specimen of the Georgian prelates... for 
his time an active administrator, and took a sincere interest in the welfare of 
his clergy. His contemporaries allude to the corpulence of his person, and the 
imperturbable gravity of his countenance." 

Author: A Sermon in Westminster Abbey on Thanksgiving for Peace, 
1802 ; a Charge to the clergy of the Diocese of Chester, 1804. (D.N.B.) 



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Elton, Abraham : 

M.A. 1778. Born 23 Mar. 1755: fourth son of Sir Abr. Isaac Elton, 
fourth baronet, of Bristol, town clerk, by his wife Eliz., daughter of James 
Read, Esq. Matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford 9 April 1772, aged 17. 
B.A. (Oxford) 1775. Incorporated, and M.A. (Christ's) 1778. Minister and 
Lecturer at West Bromwich, Staffs. (Foster, Al. Ox. 424.) Married (1) on 
7 Nov. 1776 Eliz., daughter of Sir John Durbin, alderman of Bristol, by 
whom he had three sons and one daughter : (2) on 29 Mar. 1823, Mary 
Stewart of Castle Stewart, Wigton. Died 23 Feb. 1842. 

Fowler, George : son of Hurst : born at South-Kyme, Lines. Had " varii pre- 
ceptores." Admitted fellow-commoner under D'" Shepherd 9 Jan. 1772. 
Age 24. 

Resided till his death. Buried at Great St Andrew's 20 July 1775. (M.I.) 

Gordon, William : son of William : born at Blickling, Norfolk. School : Stan- 
more, Midds., under M'" Parr. Admitted pensioner under D*" Shepherd and 
Mess''^ Paley and Law 13 Mar. 1772. Age not given. 

B.A. (9th jun. opt.) 1777 ; M.A. 1780. Admitted scholar(Finch and Baines) 
23 Dec. 1772. Ordained deacon, London, 1777 May: priest, Chester, 1784 
April. One of these names went as emigrant minister to the Island of Ex, 
receiving .£20 bounty, 8 June 1789. One was rector of Chilcombe, Hants. 
2 Apr. 1812 : and died 1826, aged 75 (Davy). One was rector of Speldhurst, 
Kent 20 May 1816 (Foster, Ind. Eccl). 

Simons, Nicholas : son of Nicholas : of Kent. School : Charterhouse, under 
D"^ Berdmore. Admitted fellow-commoner under D*' Shepherd and Mess*"^ 
Paley and Law 2 May 1772. Age 18. 

B.A. 1776. Fellow of Clare. M.A. (Clare) 1779. Born at Chislet Feb. 
1754, son of Nicholas Simons of Tr. Hall, of an old Leics. family, vicar of 
Chislet, Kent. Collated by the Archbishop (Cornwallis) whose chaplain he 
was, 25 June 1779 to vicarage of Elmsted, near Wye, Kent : also (same day) 
to neighbouring rectory of Hastingleigh. Vicar of Witton, Yorks. 1795. 
Rector of St Marg^^ Canterbury 17 Dec. 1806, and collated by the Arch- 
bishop to the vicarage of Minster 7 Jan. 1807, which he held till his death. 
Rector of Ickham (resigning St Margaret's) 15 May 1822. J. P. for Leicester, 
having succeeded his father 1776 in the family property. Died 20 April 1839, 
aged 85. (Arch. Cant. 25. 111.) Another Nicholas (? grandson) was ad- 
mitted 1831. 

*Pinch-Hatton, John Emilius Daniel Edward : son of the Hon. Edward : 
born in London. School : Westminster, under D^ Smith. Admitted fellow- 
commoner under D*" Shepherd and Mess*^ Paley and La w 1 6 May 1772. Age 1 7. 
Matric^. as Edw. Hatton Dec. 1772. B.A. 1777; M.A. 1780. Second 
son of Edw. Finch-Hatton, Fellow 1728-46 : brother of George (1764). Ad- 
mitted at the Inner Temple 8 July 1776. Elected Finch and Baines Fellow 
(in place of Edw. Wilson) 22 July 1778. On 20 Nov. 1804 (the year in which 
John Kay e (whom see) took his B.A. degree as Senior Wrangler, 2nd Smith's 
Prizeman and Senior Classic), he wrote to the Master the following unusual 
letter : 

When I saw D"" Seale in Town a few days ago we had some conversation on 
the subject of M'" Kaye. It would be much to be lamented if so deserving a 
young man, who has already conferred so much credit on our College, and 
whose abilities must be considered a source of real advantage to it, should be 
precluded from all Chance of receiving the Reward, which his Pretensions 
would otherwise give him a fair Title to expect. To enable him, at least to 



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offer himself to the College as a Candidate for their favour, I beg leave to 
notify to you my wish to resign my Fellowship. Whatever may be the 
Determination of the College on this Subject, which it would not become to 
anticipate, I flatter myself they will consider the Step which I am taking as 
dictated by a sincere regard for their Welfare, for which on many Considerations 
I shall always feel the liveliest Interest. You will therefore be pleased to 
receive this as my Resignation. I am, Dear Sir, your most obedient humble 
Servant 

Ed. J. Hatton. 

The fellowship was declared vacant 1 Dec. 1804 : and John Kaye was 
elected to it. M'' Hatton died 10 Jan. 1841. 

Golding, Charles: son of Thomas: born in Suffolk. School: Bury, under 
M^ Garnham. Admitted pensioner under D*" Shepherd and Mess'"* Paley and 
Law 29 June 1772. Age 17. 

B.A. (9th sen. opt.) 1776. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 23 Dec. 
1772. Probably son of a solicitor of Bury St Edmunds : born at Poslingford. 
(S.H.A.H.) 

Lee, George Fairfax : son of George : born in America. School : Islington, 
under M*" Davis. Admitted pensioner under D'" Shepherd and Mess''^ Paley 
and Law 6 Oct. 1772. Age 19. 

Resided till Mich. 1773. Perhaps akin to Phil. Tho. Lee (1757). 

Mendes, Thomas : son of John : born at Haverfordwest. School : Haverford- 
west, under M^ Thomas. Admitted sizar under D'" Shepherd and Mess'"^ Paley 
and Law 1 May 1773. Age 18. 

Admitted scholar 12 Jan. 1774. Resided till Lady Day 1776 (at least): 
pays 3s. Od. a quarter till Mids'^. 1783. Matric^. at St Edm. Hall, Oxford 
8 Nov. 1791, aged 35. B.A. (Oxford) 1793. Vicar of Holbeton, near Ivy- 
bridge, Devon 1784-1829, when he died. Possibly he was at Lyme Regis 
earlier: one Jos. Mends, matric*^. at St Edm. Hall 1803, aged 19, was son of 
Thomas, clerk, of Lyme Regis. 

CuUum, James : son of John, bar*. : born in Suffolk. School : Bury, under 
M"" Garnham. Admitted pensioner under D'' Shepherd and Mess^'^ Paley and 
Law 8 June 1773. Age 18. 

B.A. 1777; M.A. 1780. Born 25 Nov. 1754. Fourth son of Sir John 
Cullum, of Hawstead and Hardwick House near Bury, by his second wife 
Susannah, daughter of Sir Tho. Gery, a Master in the High Court of Chancery. 
Ordained deacon, Peterborough, 1777 June: licensed to Hawstead: priest, 
Norwich, 1778 Dec; instituted to Stradishall 21 Dec. 1778: patron, Jane 
Vernon widow of Sir John Cullum : resigned 1786. Vicar of Great Thurlow 
(succeeding his brother Sir John Cullum, F.R.S.) 19 Apr. 1786 : in which year 
he married Anne, daughter of Anthony Blagrave, Esq. of Calcot, Berks, by 
whom he had two daughters. Rector of Nacton, near Ipswich, 1787 (Gent. Mag. 
197. 6) seemingly with Thurlow — but I have not found a dispensation. Pre- 
bendary of Lincoln (Carlton) 15 Aug. 1810. Died, still rector of Thurlow, 
25 Sept. 1835 and buried at Chelsworth, Suffolk. (Muskett, Suff. Peels. : 
Burke, P. and B.) 

Leroo, John : son of John : born at Thorney, Cambs. School : Harrow, under 
D"^ Sumner. Admitted pensioner under D^' Shepherd and Mess^'^ Paley and 
Law 18 June 1773. Age 19. 

B.A. 1777 ; M.A. 1780. Ordained deacon, Ely (lit. dim. from Chichester), 
1777 Feb. : priest, 1779 Feb. Rector of Long Melford 1 Jan. 1789, pre- 
sented by Mary Gwyn, widow : held it till 1819, when he died. 



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*Preston, John : son of John : born at Settle, Yorks. School : Giggleswick, 
under M^ Paley. Admitted sizar under D*" Shepherd and Mess*"* Paley and 
Law 11 Oct. 1773. Age 18. 

B.A. ("wooden spoon") 1778; M.A. 1781. Probably began to reside 
Mich. 1774. Admitted scholar (Finch and Baines) 12 June 1775. Ordained 
priest, Rochester, 1781 July. Elected Fellow (in place of Edw. Wilson) 8 Oct. 
1785. Never lield any statutory office. Signs occasionally, but probably not 
in residence any year. Declined the vicarage of Croxton, which by College 
Order 7 Dec. 1796 was to be given to W. B. Ramsden (who was actually 
presented) unless Preston or Lane accept within a month ! Presented to Toft 
and Caldecot, in place of Edm. Trant 28 May 1807. Resigned the living 
2 May 1827 : and died in the same year. His will was proved 31 Dec. 1827 : 
by which he left £500, the interest to be employed in the education of poor 
children of Toft and Caldecot, at the discretion of his Trustees, the Master of 
Christ's, and the Rector of Toft, for the time being. Another John Preston 
(prob. B.A. Queens', 1777) son of John Preston, merchant, of Leeds, and 
of Flasby near Gargrave (who died 1758), was curate of Giggleswick 1779, 
and afterwards clerk of Flasby, and died 1821 (Hunter, F.M.G. 956). 

*Seale, John Barlow : son of John : born at Derby. School : Derby, under 
M^ Manlove. Resided for 3 years at Emmanuel : admitted pensioner under 
D"^ Shepherd and Mess^« Paley and Law 26 Oct. 1773. Age 22. 

B.A. (7th wrangler, 2nd Chancellor's medallist) 1774; M.A. 1777; D.D. {lit. 
reg.) 1789. Born 23 Feb. 1753 (therefore only 20). Craven Scholar 1770. 
Admitted scholar 12 Jan. 1774. Probably migrated from Emmanue