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Domestic Prelate to His Holiness. 

(From a Photograph by W. Wort, of Sutton Coldfield.) 

NO. 13. 


Stterary <8aytte of St. ZHary's 


ReUgwni ac Bonis Artibus. 



Birmingham : Printed by Hall and English, High Street. 


English Ode .... 

Latin ,,.... 

German ,, 

French ,, . 

Italian ,, 

Old and New Oscott 

The Founder of New Oscott . 

Oscott 's Influence on Catholic 
Education . 



The Spirit of Oscott . . 60 

Gleanings from the Records of 
Oscott .... 66 

Oscott's Share in the Restoration 
of Christian Art . . 112 

Oscott, the centre of the Catholic 

Movement . . . .120 

Our Portraits . . . .170 
Jubilee Hymn with Music . 181 

List of Superiors 
,, Cardinals 
, , Bishops 
Priests . 



I List of Religious (not Priests) . 24 

5 ,, Nobility & Titled Students 25 

6 ,, Lay and Divinity Students 34 

7 ,, Lay Masters, with addenda 117 


1. Monsignor Souter 

2. Cardinal Howard 

3. Bishop Ilsley 

4. Monsignor Stonor 

5. St. George Mivart 

6. Charles Kent 

7. Augustus Welby Pugin ..-.,. 

8. John, Earl of Shrewsbury 

9. Major General Dormer 

10. Captain Fegen, R.N. 

11. Mr. Justice Day 

12. Edwin de Lisle, M.P. 

13. Sir Thomas Grattan Esmonde, M.P. . 


1. Bird's Eye View of New Oscott 

2. Old Oscott 

3. North East View of New O-scott .... 

4. New Baths at Perry and Bandy Woods 

5. The Chapel of the New College .... 

6. The Sutton Lodge (designed by Pugin) . 

7. Corpus Christi Procession at Oscott (designed by Pugin) 

Facing Page 47 

,, .. 58 



- 170 

Append. I 

.. 27 

Facing Page 






MY first and most pleasant duty in issuing this volume of the 
Oscotian is to thank most cordially the writers, one and all, 
who, at great personal inconvenience and in the midst of 
other laborious duties, have so generously placed their 
services at my disposal, and thus enabled their Alma Mater 
to celebrate its Jubilee in a literary as well as in a festive 
form. The appendix alone, containing complete lists of 
boys, masters, and superiors since 1794, is a work repre- 
senting years of patient toil, for s which the Rev. W. M. Stone 
is entitled to the gratitude of Os*cotians. Both in the revision 
of the lists and throughout the volume I have received much 
valuable help from the Vice-President, the Rev. J. Caswell. 

To ensure publication in time for the Jubilee, it has been 
necessary to pass the papers through the press jvith undue 
haste ; hence many blemishes appear which, if leisure for 
more severe scrutiny had been allowed, would have been 
removed. Literary finish has been sacrificed to expediency ; 
for better is a well-timed work, though imperfect, than a 
perfect work out of season. 

As recent numbers of the Oscotian contained portraits of 
Bishop Milner and Mgr. Weedall, their portraits are not 
given again, although much that is said in this volume centres 
round those illustrious men. 

M. F. G. 


JULY 20TH, 1888. 

"I see a bleak mount, looking upon an open country, over against 
that huge town, to whose inhabitants Catholicism is of so little account. 
I see the ground marked out, and an ample enclosure made ; and 
plantations are rising there, clothing and circling in the space. And 
there on that high spot, far from the haunts of men, yet in the very 
centre of the island, a large edifice, or rather pile of edifices, appears, 
with many fronts and courts, and long cloisters and corridors, and story 
upon story. And there it rises, under the invocation of the same sweet 
and powerful name which has been our strength and consolation in the 
Valley. I look more attentively at that building, and I see it is fashioned 
upon that ancient style of art which brings back the past, which had 
seemed to be perishing from off the face of the earth, or to be preserved 
only as a curiosity, or to be imitated only as a fancy.'' CARDINAL 

(Baytte of St. HTary's 

No. 22. NEW SERIES. JULY, 1888. 

St. ZHatY's College, scott, 


a'iSeffai dt juqrspa iroXXwv tr&v K\ripovx ov - 

SOPHOCLES, Ajax, 507. 

Come back loved memories of my vanished youth ! 

Return sweet echoes of that day long dead 

When first on this wild moorland height its head 
Our fair fane lifted Home and Haunt of Truth ! 
Again I hear the choral voices ringing 

As winds the rapt procession on its way : 
Again I scent the odorous censers swinging 

As 'round the altar groups that grand array. 
There, like dread parted tongues of fire 
At Pentecost, to Heaven aspire 

Three mitred brows with aspect holy 
The Lord of Cambysopolis, and he 

Of Trachis, meek', benign and lowly ; 
And, with a mien augustly grave, of Siga's see 
The princely ruler Prelates loved of God ! 

Whose jewelled croziers were but symbolled crooks 

Of shepherds ; whose firm feet, where'er they trod, 
Led forth their willing flocks to pastures new, 
With verdure robed, asperged.with glittering dew ; 

From whose revered, from whose benignant looks 
Such blessings fell as sanctify earth's sod ! 


Revered ! Beloved ! And that dear younger throng 

Now all but scattered from this world away ! 

Once more I see as on that morn of May, 
Priests, Prelates, Students theme for noblest song ! 
Again each well remembered form, with wonder, 

I note long lost to Earth ! now reappears : 
Again my heart thrilled by the organ's thunder, 

Seems, as I gaze, to blur my sight with tears. 
Though fifty years have since been told, 
Well nigh, e'en then, had been unrolled 

An earlier Jubilee, where, planted 
All humbly first in yonder neighbouring vale, 

A century's vigorous growth was granted 
To what, since then, has told but one triumphant tale. 
Loved Alma Mater ! Has she not revealed, 

Ev*n from her advent, pride in all her sons ? 
To their higher interests has she not appealed 
At every turn ? Have not her teachers sped 
Light on the path each tyro sought to tread ? 

Her hope for each, their loftiest dream outruns ! 
Her pledge for all is ever signed and sealed ! 


Another day more radiant than the first, 

Less than three lustres from that opening hour, 
As light brings promise to the budding flower, 

Gave signal that our Second Spring had burst ! 

Was not that phrase made dear to all our hearts 
By lips seraphic touched by sacred fire, 

Thro' Words the thought of which, ev'n now, imparts 

Wings to those hopes that heavenward still aspire ? 
What sweetness yet about them clings ! 
What music in their echo rings ! 

While, thro' them breathed in accents tender, 
What rare prophetic vision sprang to light, 

Fulfilled in that brave pageant's splendour ! 
When, like some heavenliest aloe flowering in a night 
After three centuries' slumber, there appeared 

Bornjn the purple, here, in this dear home, 
In these collegiate halls so lately reared, 
Alluring souls with grace that love invites, 
And consecrated thus with solemn rites 

Lo ! as of old, to England come from Rome, 
A Hierarchy as potent as revered ! 


Who sent that priceless gift defying Time ? 

He who among the Pontiffs stands supreme, 

Sole realiser of the wond'rous dream 
Of passing even Peter's years sublime ! 
Who Man's Upholder of Earth's Bridge to Heaven ! 

Upon God's Mother's starriest diadem, 
With scintillations like celestial levin, 

Fixed on its fore-front its divinest gem 
Proclaiming her unsullied state 
By that dread name Immaculate ! 

Who lifted to full height his glory 
When 'round his sacred chair at Rome, 

Completing thus the Papal story, 

Seven hundred bishops gathered 'neath the marvellous dome, 
Obedient to his mandate like a spell, 

From realms remotest summoned to his throne. 
There, as from Sinai's awe-girt mountain fell 
While blinding bolts of lightning pierced the gloom, 
'Mid dire concussions of the thunder's boom 

God's Decalogue, thro' storms the fiat's thrown 
That hails the Church's Chief Infallible ! 


Reverting to the days when, in yon' dale 

Secluded from men's sight, in this loved isle, 

The mild precursor of our statelier pile 
First rose to view in lowly Maryvale : 
What time as thro' the gates of hell appalling, 

Wide open flung by demons of revolt, 
Fierce, Godless France, to startled Europe calling, 

Gave signal for earth's last, most dire assault ! 
There, in that evil time, revered, 
The champion of God's Church appeared, 

Castabala's hopeful prelate, dreaming 
Of happier moments for his scattered fold, 

When, thro' black doubt, faith's orient streaming 
To brightest noonday light once more should be unrolled. 
To his prophetic eye, then, calm and clear, 

That lovely vision rose, articulate made 
By England's Chrysostom, thro' words how dear ! 
S\veet, honeyed droppings from the golden mouth ! 
Soft, balmy breathings as from heavenliest south ! 

That dream whose gracious charm can hardly fade 
Though in blurred reflex it, thus, reappear. 


Foreshadowed on the yet unlifted veil 

That hid the coming years, he saw the bleak, 
Wild mount whence, from afar, is viewed the reek 

Of that huge town whose factories taint the gale : 

He saw the ample space marked out, enclosing 
That sacred spot, remote from haunts of man, 

Where, raised on high, upon a scale imposing, 
Courts into cloisters and quadrangles ran : 
There, in dear England's heart, he saw 
That noble fane without a flaw 

Sons 'round it, yearning there to rally 
Under the same most sweet and powerful name, 

Of old its strength and solace in the valley, 
The mere invoking which unfurls an oriflam'e ! 
Thus rose as from a patriarch's prayerful dream, 

Here, on our well-loved island's central height, 
This pharos of pure culture, whence aye stream 
The rays of learning kindling, to set free, 
The triple beams of Faith, Hope, Charity ! 

Oh, God ! ne'er quench its heavenly beacon-light 
But gird and guard its life with love supreme ! 

Athenaeum Club, London, May, 1888. 

Qutnquagcstmum annum Carmen seculare. 

Qualis in silvis generosa quercus, 
Stirpe defixa validisque ramis, 
A.eque ventorum rabies et imbrem 
Sustinet aeque : 

Nee minus forma tamen atque laetis 
Frondibus surgit, magis et diurnis 
Viribus crescit, Zephyris et almo 
Sole favente. 

Talis annorum vicibus citatis 
Quinque bis lustris bene jam peractis- 
Nostra permansit domus : O supersit 
Talis in aevum ! 

Corda festivum patribus replevit 
Gaudium, quod tune operum labores 
Rite confectos oculis videbant 
Rite sacratos. 

Hie dies festus rediens per annos 
Eximit curas ; memoresque reddit, 
Quanta sic nobis benefacta praestet 
Rector Olympi. 

Is enim cursum regit institutum, 
Nee honestae spem subolis fefellit, 
Saepe quae vultus referat recensque 
Nomen avorum. 

Quid prius dicam merito decore ? 
Unus e nostris memr~are oportet 
Purpura fulget rutilique coetus 
Veste superba. 

Plurimos vero veneranda fecit 
Mitra praeclaros, quibus enitescit 
Haud minus gemmis nitido vel auro 
Lucida virtus. 

Nulla sed vitae ratio reperta, 
Alma quin mater videat suorum 
Laudibus pulcram ; modo si recenset 
Ordine natos. 

Blanda nam mundi, simul ac rescivit, 
Impigre quidam strenueque calcat, 
Alter in mundi rigida palaestra 
Fert sibi palmam. 

Miles inventus, pius et sacerdos, 
Atque qui docto nitet in senatu : 
Aequa sors nostram docilem revisat 
Saepe juventam ! 

Dentur aequales patribus nepotes ! 
Aedibus Numen faveat benignum ! 
Voce dum justa canimus verentes 
Carmina caelo. 

Mitis aspectu facies serenae 
Virginis longum radiet per aevum, 
Cujus insignes pietas honores 
Laudibus ornat. 

Quare nunc gratis animis colamus 
Praesidem mundi memores supremum, 
Firmiter qui res moderatur omnes 
Ipse perennis. 



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Unb fufjer griebe fenfte fid) auf'3 Sanb. 

2)er lau6e unfrer 93atev bitrfte mieber 
3n sjotteut lanje teuc^tcn or ber 2Bett; 
@8 fammctte bte Jlivc^e i^)re Ueber, 
Unb otteg ^roit itarb rcteber aufgeflettt. 

2)a galt'g bem neiteroadjteu geifl'gcu 8e6eu 
Qln ^eiierl^evbeit cic^tev 5Bif|enftf)aft 
2)ie ^lantnie ber 95egetftmmg git gefien 
3u frtfc^er S(;atenluft unb (S 

efegnct unter atlen SBilbung^ftatten, 
2)ie ebler O^ferftnn groputittijig (^iuf, 

ic^) in Sanb unb tabten, 
t;inaug, ben ^o^jien 9Ruf. 

fagt ba utc, bag fett fitnfgig 3nt 
3n DgcottS jliHeit Wauevn icarb ge(e()rt, 
$Bo nur bent ffen, nur bent ercig 
er jugenblicfie @tnn i(t gugefe^rt? 

bag ber au^geftreute amen 
@rgeugt in jebent Se6enSrang tutb tanb, 
QSerfunben laut bie nil;ntgefr6nten Seamen, 
35ie man tewunbernb et;rt int 3Satertanb. 

3dt;It D^cott nirf;t git <S6fyneu Jtird^enfurjlen ? 
Hunger, bie ber $urpur gievt? 
nid;t, bie nad? bem U'tcfe bitvften 
git retten ivte ber gute >irt? 

3ur Qllma 3J?ater fcfworen <Sd)lacfytentenfer, 
<3)ie nglanbg Stufyn gemeljirt unb fetne SDfadjt, 
(Srprobte 93otfg6erat^er, ttefe 2)enfer, 
2)ie $Bo^Itl;un fid) jum MenSjiel gemadjt. 

llnb Ijerrlid) grofji fumaljr, ijott ^raft unb SBurbe, 

Icinjt Ogcottg ^eiltgmap'ge 

5)em 23olf ein @egen, unfrer 

2)ic treujte taubengwac^t ijor bem 

<Ste rotrfte SBunber butxfy i^r mtlbe QBalten, 
enjann ber ^einbe erjen c^ne (Streit ; 
2Bo fie it;r SSanner aufgevftonjt, 
2)ie wuften 9iufe ber Unbulfcfamfeit. 

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Q3erfolgt fie wientwegt ben 5Ufab ber ^fli^t, 
33i0 otteg ^errfrf)aft fie tm Q3oH werfcreitet, 
33tg iebe @eete fie gefit^rt jum 

5tm trauten Orte, bem fie felbfl entfyroffen, 
2Bo fie bie tauten ber efeflfcfyaft baitt, 
5Bo fie ber tefce ^iifle auSgegoffen, 
3)a rufen tyeute taufent timnten laut: 

,,.eil, @^re, $ret unb !I)anf ben eblen 
S)en n;eifen $flegern unfrer 3ugenb^eit / 
2)ie ung biircfy ort unb SBeif^iel ju 9Befennern 
2)er einen, ^eil'gen ^ird^e SftontS getcei^t! 

3n DScott lernten rctr bie SSa^r^eit UeBen 
2)er SBa^eit njegen, ni^t aug ettler <Sud?t; 
5tug 2teb' unb 2)anf6ar?ett gu ott getriefien, 
(Sm^ftngen unfre >>erjen ungefuc^t 

93om -^imrnet felfcfi ber Sugenb bejlen Jteime; 
J)ort flangen otteS -JBort' tm t;eil'gen (jjor 
2)nrc^'bie s?on einem ^aurfj bur^nje^ten JRdume 
SBefeligenb an unfer laufdjenb O^)r. 


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$>urd) beg efe&?8 flwft, burd) SBiflfu* nle, 
nttocften guten Son unb wurbigeg 93er^atten 
2Bir bem efufyl, bag ung 9htur 

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@8 ivic^ tefd;cimt bem fiublid) reinen @iun, 
2)er angeerbten, jatten, frommen (Sitte 

gafcen 3tid)ta auf 
auf beg <od)mu 

belmutt; yerjet^n" war uufre Sefyre, 
3n ^et^ben, JRec^t imb 2Baf^ett unfer @ct)tfb. 

Un8 triiOten fetne bitftten 9(tBeitforgen 
5)er jungen ^erjengfreube onuenli^t, 
ling war bag eben ja ein ^ru^Iinggmorgen, 
3)te ftnflern SBItrfe fannte Dgcott ntc^t. 

3)?an lief? ung gern beg Srofyftnng 3gI fc^ie 
Denn aug ber ^inb^jeit 3uW ivitt tag Iurf 
Qtuf'g retfe QUter fanft fyiiuUerfliefien. 
2)riim blicfen wtr mit inn'gem 2)anf juriicE 

Sluf'8 t^eure J&aug, bag Meg ung gegcten, 
2Bag Qtbel bent eniitt^i unb @ctft uerlei^t, 
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933ag @egen Oringt fur 3it unb (Sivigfett. 

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3uh"tnftigen efd;Icct;tern 311111 enrinn! 
'@ ift ottes 5Berf. 35on <Seinem Qlrm getvagen, 
SSegnabigt von ber ^immelefonigin, 

SBirb eg ber 3ten Ungunfl itOcnvinben, 
Unb ivenn ber Unban! i^m bie reue fcrirtu, 
3m fungern 9tad)n?ud;g neue 5'reunbe ftnben : 
2)er liebc @ott verlapt @ein Dgcott nidit." 




Voici la fete jubilaire, 
Vingt lustres se sont ecoules. 
Sous ton egide tutelair'e 
Tu reunis tes fils aimes. 
Oscott ! Pourquoi cette allegresse ? 
Tout respire joie et tendresse. 
C'est que vers ce lieu enchanteur 
Si plein de lendres souvenirs, 
De lemons, de paix, de loisirs, 
Chacun revient avec bonheur. 

Au loin domine ta tour grise, 
Ou si souvent nos yeux d'enfant 
Se fixaient, pour voir si la brise 
Ne bergait ton etendard blanc. 
Alors, chacun courrait le voir, 
Car c'etait conge jusqu'au soir. 
Et Ton partait, des le matin, 
Gais et dispos en excursion, 
Soit a Lichfield, soit a Sutton, 
Et 1'on riait tant en chemin ! 

Salut a toi, bois se"culaire, 
Qui nous a longtemps ombrage, 
Temoin muet et solitaire 
De ce bon vieux jeu de Bande 
Cest la qu'ont pris leurs ebats 
Des cardinaux, princes, soldats. 


L'histoire en a grave les noms. 
Les uns sont morts au champ d'honneur, 
D'autres proscrits dans le malheur, 
Coveny, de Lisle et Bourbons.* 

Mais d'autres chanteront ta gloire. 
Pour moi, vers mon passe" riant, 
Quand je laisse errer ma memoire, 
Je me rappelle un nom charmant. 
Oscott ! en ce beau jour de fete, 
D'un trop aventureux poete 
Pardonne le vol audacieux, 
Regois done mes plus doux souhaits ; 
Qu'il brille ton nom a jamais 
Entoure d'un sceptre radieux ! 

D. H. G. 

* Charles Coveny et de Lisle, tous deux anciens Sieves d'Oscott, furent 
lues dans la desastreuse campagne du Soudan. 



Parfois, lorsque le soir, un beau ciel etoile 

Me verse avec la paix la douce souvenance, 

Vers toi, maison d'Oscott ! maison de mon enfance, 

Mon esprit s'en retourne, ainsi qu'un exile. 

C'est que je t'ai laisse le meilleur de ma vie, 

La premiere tristesse et le premier plaisir, 

Qui font que tous tes fils, rien qu' a ton souvenir, 

Vivent un peu d'exil meme dans leur patrie. 

Oscott ! pardonne moi, qu'en ce jour glorieux, 
J'ose meler un peu de tristesse a ta gloire ; 
C'est que ta gloire meme evoque en ma memoire 
Tout ce que je perdis en devenant plus vieux. 
Jadis j'etais heureux quand> berce" par la brise, 
L'etendard blanc flottait ; helas ! je suis bien pres 
De pleurer a present, en songeant qu' a jamais 
Ta banniere, pour moi, flotte sur la tour grise. 

Mais pourquoi ces regrets, alors que notre voix 
Devrait monter au ciel en une hymne de fete ? 
Oscott ! je veux aimer la gloire qui t'est faite, 
Je veux m'en rejouir, et, tout comme autrefois, 
Lorsque j'etais enfant, etre joyeux encore, 
Jeune de mon courage et fort de mon amour, 
Je veux unir ma joie aux hymnes de ce jour 
Et feter, avec toi, ta glorieuse aurore. 


" Melior est dies una in atriis tuis super millia." Ps. 83. 

II est en Angleterre, On dit que dans sa fuite, 

Ignore des Frangais, Un fameux souverain 

Un petit coin de terre, Y decouvrit bon gite, 

Venere des Anglais. En son triste chagrin. 

Cette petite histoire 
N'est pas assurement 

Ce qui couvre de gloire 
Le village charmant ; 

II est, en son feuillage, 

Un college fameux 
Qui d'Oscott-le-village 

Est le point lumineux. 

Sur le sol britannique, 
Cette sainte maison 

A la foi catholique 
Donne la garnison, 

Et fut la premiere 

Qui, nonobstant le roi, 

Dans 1'ile d'Angleterre 
Apprit de Dieu la loi. 

Combien depuis dix lustres 
Son pieux enseignement 

Donna de noms illustres, 
Est merveilleux vraiment. 

Wiseman, le grand sage, 
Qui fut un des recteurs, 

Laissa son heritage 
A de savants docteurs. 

Pour le moment, Guillaume, 
Le digne et saint prelat 

De Birmingham, y chome, 
Loin des mondains tracas. 

Dans ce grand se"minaire, 

On eleva prelat, 
Financier, militaire, 

Architecte, avocat. 

La meme reprimande, 
Le meme enseignement, 

Forme le Lord d'Irlande 
Qui lutte au Parlement, 

Et le pauvre vicaire 
Qui vit dans un comte, 

D'une fac.on austere 
De par sa volonte. 

Mais dans son existence, 
Quelque soit le pouvoir 

Auquel obeissance 

L'Oscotien peut devoir, 

Toujours en sa memoire 
Est grave le doux nom 

Qui, tout couvert de gloire, 
Me>ite son renom. 

Honneur a ce college 
Qui, depuis cinquante ans, 

Fut toujours le siege 
Des Chretiens militans ! 

Gloire a ce seminaire, 
Berceau de pieux soldats, 

Qui, malgre 1'arbitraire, 
Bravent les apostats ! 

Haut phare de lumiere, 
Brille dans Tavenir ! 

Sur le roc de Saint Pierre, 
On te verra surgir, 

Re'pandant dans le monde 
Les clarte's de la foi 

Et la vertu fe"conde 
De la divine loi. 

E. D. B. 

delebrcmbost il dnquantcsimo cmnipersario 
bella ^onbc^tonc bel Collegto 3ta, ZHarta in 0scott 

Son dieci lustri, ah sian pur cento e mille ! 
Che protetto dal ciel sorgevi, o sacro 
Tempio di civilta, nobil palladio 
Di scienza e d' arte ; ed oggi ben mertato 
Plauso si leva a te d' intorno. Oh come 
lo vate esser vorrei perchk di lodi 
Tesser potessi un picciol serto anch' io ! 
Un anno e gia che il mio buon fato addusse 
Me pure entro sue mura ; eppur talora 
Ripenso ai luoghi dell' Italia mia, 
Al suo limpido cielo, alle colline, 
Ai fiori, all' erbe.del mio suol natio, 
Dove appresi ad amar, fanciullo, il santo 
Nome di patria, dove nascer vidi 
Giorni felici, e piii felici ancora 
Cader tramonti ; la dove incessanti 
M' ebbi le cure d' una nonna amata, 
D' una madre gentile e d' una suora 
A me diletta, dove 1' adorata 
Salma sen giace dell' estinto padre, 
Ahi troppo presto dal crudele fato 
All' amor mio rapito ! e allor tremenda 
Smania m' assal di riveder quei luoghi 
Di si sante memorie, e ai lieti e cari 
Giorni tornar e a quelle ore tranquille 
Vissute in braccio a Roma mia ! Ma il duolo 
Scompare sol che il pensier mio sen rieda 
All' ospitale ostello, ove mi trovo 


Di questa vaga Albione, ed un ardente 
Desk) mi punge d ? imitar quei grandi 
Che qui pure albergar. Oscott ! o grata 
Dimora mia ! qui dove ognor la mente 
Ai sublimi ideali si dischiude 
Di scienza e d' arte, qui dove di tanti, 
Ch' or son lustro ed onor dell' anglo suolo, 
S' ebbe a educare il giovinetto core 
Salve ! Cosi d' uscirne degno un giorno 
Di lor, che tanto a coltivarmi intenti 
Sono, mi fia concesso ! E se la prece 
Di mia giovine vita udisse il cielo, 
Possa tal giorno cento volte e cento 
Per te di nuovi allori ognor fecondo 
Rinuovellarsi. fi questo il mio sincere 
Voto, che m' arde in petto, e quale ambiva 
Certo chi un di t' eresse, e a cui dovevi 
Restar di gloria eterno monumento. 

S. S. 

16 cm6 Hers scott 

THE fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the 
building which is known to us as New Oscott suggests 
a comparison between the present handsome collegiate 
structure, with all its surroundings of educational com- 
pleteness, and the humble and almost insignificant 
premises which were dignified fifty years ago with the 
name of St. Mary's College. The present building of 
New Oscott may challenge comparison with most, if not 
all, of the same class in this country. Commanding 
in its situation, noble and picturesque in its design, 
convenient and well-planned in its details, Oscott is a 
model of what a Catholic College ought to be. Founded 
upon the plan of those venerable abodes of learning at 
Oxford and Cambridge, which were erected by our 
Catholic ancestors centuries ago, it unites all the best 
features of a medieval college with the improvements 
rendered necessary by modern requirements. The lofty 
halls, the spacious corridors, the numerous and well- 
appointed class-rooms, combine with the stately library 
and the devotional and chastely-decorated chapel, to form 
a group worthy of a Catholic College, while the long line 
of terrace, with the commanding tower surmounted by 
the flag of St. George, looks down upon the neighbour 
town of Birmingham with a picturesque dignity hardly 
surpassed in England. 

From this imposing structure to the humble and 
unpretending building which we know as Old Oscott is 
indeed a leap ; and it needs all the power of imagination, 
aided by our knowledge of the past, to bridge over the 
gulf. Yet, in its time, the old College was a great work ; 
and it is not easy at the present day to realise what it 


must have seemed to our ancestors a century ago. In 
1788 it would have been deemed the height of rashness, 
indeed a degree of folly bordering on madness, to have 
imagined, much more planned, an educational building 
even approaching that in which it is now our privilege 
to meet. Severe statutes had forced our Catholic 
ancestors to seek abroad the learning which was denied 
them, under heavy penalties, at home. In France or the 
Low Countries they might indeed find schools and semi- 
naries of ample size and noble design ; but in England, 
at that period, a Catholic school was a rare thing, and 
the now venerable institution of Sedgley Park was, a 
hundred years ago, almost alone as an educational estab- 
lishment Such might have continued to be the condition 
of matters in this country for many years longer had not 
an event occurred which was as sudden in its outbreak as it 
was violent and irresistible in its operation. The torrent 
of the French Revolution swept before it churches and 
colleges, abbeys, and the mansions of the nobility in one 
common flood, and it could not be expected that the 
property of foreigners should fare better than the posses- 
sions of the natives of France. Douay and St. Omer's, 
Bornhem and Liege, were included in the universal ruin, 
and by the end of 1793 the English Catholics found 
themselves almost without any provision for the education 
of their youth. Sedgley Park indeed existed, but that 
could not suffice for the whole of England, and each 
ecclesiastical district naturally required a seminary of its 
own. It is well known how, by degrees, the wants of the 
Catholic youth were provided for how Ushaw and 
Stonyhurst and Old Hall Green, not to mention Down- 
side and Ampleforth sprang, one by one, from various 
humble beginnings, forming the several links by which 
the old seminaries on the Continent were connected with 
the educational establishments of the present day. It is 
here the time and the place to treat of the earliest of 
these new foundations, and one which has developed into 
not the least important of our modern Catholic colleges. 

The history of St. . Mary's College has been ably 
treated in recent numbers of the Oscotian, and the 
learned author of that interesting chronicle will doubtless 
pardon the writer if he retraces succinctly the leading 
events in the early annals of Oscott. We first meet with 
the name of Oscott (or Auscot, as it is spelt in Camden's 
"Britannia"), towards the close of the seventeenth 
century, when it was the property of the Rev. Andrew 
Bromwich, an alumnus of Lisbon, who, having been 
convicted of priesthood in the frenzy of Gates' plot, was 
thrown into Stafford gaol, and condemned to death. 
His execution, says Husenbeth, seems to have been 
overlooked, or his release connived at, for we find that 
he returned to his property at Oscott, and spent the rest 
of his life in tending to the wants of the small body 
of neighbouring Catholics. This venerable confessor 
survived till the i$th of October, 1702 ; an antique chair 
formerly used by him has been carefully preserved, and 
may be seen in the museum of the new College. Several 
priests succeeded Mr. Bromwich at Oscott, till the Rev. 
Pierce Parry took charge of the mission in 1752. It is 
from this period that the actual building of the old 
College dates its origin. About the year 1752 Bishop 
Hornyold, coadjutor to Dr. Stonor, Vicar Apostolic of 
the Midland District, built, by subscription, a new house 
at Oscott, to which he himself contributed the sum of 
one hundred pounds. The object of this building seems 
to have been to form a home for the Vicars Apostolic, in 
case the episcopal residence at Longbirch should be 
abandoned. This house was erected on the site of the 
old building of the Rev. Andrew Bromwich, and it 
appears to have been a very plain building. In the top 
story was the chapel, extending westward along the 
whole front of the house. However, shortly after 1778, 
the Rev. Mr. Parry built a new chapel on the east side 
of the house, with a room over it for a dormitory, and 
this is substantially the chapel now in use. Mr. Parry 
became, in time, unfit for duty, and retired from the 


mission in 1785. He was succeeded by a priest whose 
name is one of the best known in the annals of modern 
Catholicity in England. In the summer of 1785 the 
Rev. Joseph Berington was appointed by Bishop Talbot 
to the quiet mission of Oscott, the secluded situation of 
which was favourable to his literary pursuits, and here 
the greater number of his works was composed. 

Mr. Berington took an interest in the place, and 
employed his leisure in laying out the grounds with 
shrubs, besides training roses and climbing plants against 
the walls. A contemporary writer,* who often visited 
Mr. Berington, has described the picturesque beauty of 
the grounds, which were kept " in that trim order united 
with elegance which formed the especial characteristic 
of Mr. Berington." This tasteful shrubbery was ruth- 
lessly swept away to make place for the new playground ; 
but its memory was long kept up by the early Oscotians 
under the designation of " The Garden." The front of 
the house was decorated with a three-sided porch, 
furnished with seats, above which was a room with a 
bow window forming Mr. Berington's study. Over the 
fireplace in the dining-room was the following quotation 
from the book of Proverbs : " Melius est vocari ad 
olera cum charitate quam ad vitulum saginatum cum 
odio." Mr. Berington's relative, the bishop, also resided 
at Oscott from his consecration in 1786 till about the 
year 1792. In 1793 the Rev. Joseph Berington left 
Oscott and became chaplain to Sir John Throckmorton 
at Buckland, where he remained till his death in 1827 ; 
but he not unfrequently paid a visit to his former mission 
after it had become a college, and he preached occasion- 
ally before the boys. Dr. Husenbeth suggests that it 
was in listening to Mr. Berington that young Weedall, 
the future president, laid the foundation of that grand 
talent of pulpit eloquence by which he was afterwards 
so distinguished. 

* Mrs. Schimmelpenninck, nee Gallon. 


The departure of Mr. Berington from Oscott was the 
forerunner of a great change in the history of this 
hitherto obscure and secluded mission. The state of 
affairs on the Continent during the year 1793 was 
becoming more and more threatening, and it was abun- 
dantly clear that before long all British subjects must 
expect either imprisonment and death or expulsion from 
the territories of the French Republic. Hence, about 
this time a strong desire was felt among the Catholic 
body in England for the establishment of a place of 
education in this country which might supply, in some 
degree, the loss of our schools on the Continent. To 
carry out this design, a committee of laymen was formed 
in conjunction with the Vicars Apostolic, who, on their 
part, were anxious to provide some sort of seminary for 
the education of the clergy. This twofold design was 
carried out in the foundation of Oscott ; but the first 
movement was on the side of the bishops, who were 
largely influenced in their choice of a locality by the 
Revs. Joseph Berington and John Kirk. The latter was 
an old Douay student, who was then living at Sedgley 
Park as president, and to him Dr. Husenbeth ascribes 
the credit of first suggesting to the bishops in the 
Midland district the selection of Oscott for their projected 
seminary.* A correspondence between Mr. Kirk and 
his friend Mr. Berington shows that the latter shared the 
views of Mr. Kirk on this subject. " Mr. Kirk," says 
Husenbeth, " while serving the mission of Oscott in the 
autumn of 1793, went over to Longbirch and suggested 
to Bishop Talbot and his coadjutor, Bishop Berington, 
that the Rev. Dr. Bew should be placed at Oscott, where 
he might educate a few students for the Church." After 
some deliberation the bishops adopted Mr. Kirk's pro- 
posal, and before long a prospectus of the new seminary 

* Dr. Kirk died at Lichfield December 2ist, 1851, at the patriarchal 
age of 91. He had received the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1840 from 
Pope Gregory XVI. His memoir, written by his pupil, Dr. Weedall. may 
be read in the " Catholic Directory " for 1853. 


was issued. The first provision was limited to the edu- 
cation of six ecclesiastical students ; accordingly, in 
February, 1794, Dr. Bew took up his abode at Oscott 
and began the future college of St. Mary's with a single 
pupil professedly for the Church, who was shortly after- 
wards followed by two others. It seems probable, says 
Father Amherst, that some time in the summer of 1794 
the design of establishing a lay college was amalgamated 
with the plan of the new seminary, for in August of that 
year the first lay student, Charles Browne Mostyn, arrived 
at Oscott. In the following October appeared a pros- 
pectus setting out the terms and regulations of the 
projected college, and on the feast of All Saints the now 
mixed establishment was opened with five students. 

With Dr. Bew was joined the Rev. Thomas Potts as 
Vice-President, and it will be pleasant to give a short 
sketch of the history of these the first Superiors of Oscott. 
The Rev. John Bew, D.D. was born in London in 1755 ; 
he was educated at Sedgley Park and Douay, and at the 
age of twenty one was removed to the English Seminary 
of St. Gregory, at Paris, where he took his degree of D.D. 
in 1786. For a time he acted as President of the Seminary, 
but was forced by the outbreak of the French revolution 
to return to England. As already stated Dr. Bew came 
to Oscott in 1794 and governed the College from that 
year till 1808, when he resigned his office. Two years 
later he took charge of the mission of Brighton, where he 
remained till 1817, when he accepted the office of 
President at Old Hall Green. His stay here however was 
very short, and after returning for a few months to 
Brighton he passed the remaining ten years of his life at 
Havant, where he died October 25th, 1829. For some 
time Dr. Bew acted as Vicar-General to Bishop Berington, 
after whose death, in 1798, he governed the midland dis- 
trict till the appointment of Bishop Stapleton in 1801. If 
we may judge from the rather meagre details of Dr. Bew's 
character which have come down to us he seems to have 
been an amiable man and a refined scholar, but Husenbeth 


says of him " Dr. Bew understood better the manage- 
ment of religious and educational affairs than the adminis- 
tration of temporalities." 

The Rev. Thomas Potts was a man whose name is not 
likely to be forgotten by Oscotians. His ruling principle, 
says Fr. Amherst, was the dictum of Solomon, that " he 
who spareth the rod hateth his son." Hence he earned 
for himself an enduring reputation as a sturdy maintainer 
of discipline. This was not however Mr. Potts' only 
qualification. He was a sound classical scholar and an 
able teacher, and his eminent pupil Henry Weedall after- 
wards said of him that " Mr. Potts conducted the classical 
studies of that house with a grandeur of ability peculiarly 
his own, and a vigour and enthusiasm which will long be 
remembered." Mr. Potts belonged to an old Staffordshire 
stock, his family being allied to the Whitgreaves of 
Moseley. He was sent at an early age to Douay where 
he remained till 1780, when he returned to England. For 
one year he served the mission of Brailes, and from 1781 
till his arrival at Oscott was chaplain to Mr. Turville of 

Under the charge of these able superiors the infant 
College made good progress, and by the time that what 
is called "the old government" came to an end, 124 
students had passed through its walls. Of this number 
three deserve especial mention, namely, Francis Martyn, 
Charles Stourton, and Henry Weedall. Of the first of 
these Father Amherst remarks : " The name of Francis 
Martyn is a remarkable one, not only in the history of 
Oscott, but in the history of English Catholics. He was 
the first priest who had been entirely educated in England 
since the Reformation." Mr. Martyn, who was thus the 
first fruit of the new seminary, was ordained by Bishop 
Milner on the 2ist of December, 1805, and was sent to 
serve the mission at Bloxwich, from which he evangelized 
the districts of Walsall, West Bromwich, Stourbridge, 
Bilston, and Dudley. " He was a man," continues Father 
Amherst, " eminently full of zeal, and Oscott has reason 
to be proud of the first priest sent out from its walls/' 


Charles Stourton was, in a different way, a remarkable 
character. Afterwards better known as the Hon. Charles 
Langdale, he was the acknowledged leader of the English 
Catholic laity. He studied at Oscott from January, 
1799, to August, 1804. 

Of Henry Weedall it is unnecessary to say more than 
that, in the words' of Father Amherst, " he was destined 
to become the very life and soul of the College," and to 
be in later years the founder of New Oscott. 

We have now arrived at the year 1808 ; the youthful 
seminary had indeed done a good work, but its condition 
was not altogether satisfactory. The number of the 
students might have been larger, and a serious debt was 
beginning to accumulate. These considerations induced 
the President to think of resignation, and the Lay 
Governors also deemed it prudent to place the College in 
other hands. The Committee accordingly offered the 
College, with its property and liabilities, to the Right 
Rev. Dr. Milner, who five years before had been conse- 
crated Bishop of Castabala and Vicar Apostolic of the 
Midland District. " Dr. Milner," says Husenbeth, " at 
first hesitated at a proposal which, though it appeared on 
one hand extremely eligible, had a formidable aspect on 
the other, on account of its attendant difficulties. He 
consulted his Vicar-General, the Rev. John Perry, a man 
of distinguished zeal and piety seasoned with great 
wisdom and discretion, and by his advice determined to 
accept the offer." The transfer to Bishop Milner took 
place in the summer of 1808, and thus ended the "Old 
Government" of Oscott. "This," continues Husenbeth, 
" was a momentous enterprise for the illustrious Bishop. 
But he was not a man to shrink from any undertaking 
however arduous, by which the good of religion could be 
promoted. He put his broad shoulder to the wheel, and 
entered with heroic courage upon his arduous under- 
taking. He began by placing his College under the 
sublime patronage of the glorious Mother of God ; it 
was henceforth to be called, and has ever since been 
known as St. Mary's College." 


The influence of Dr. Milner has been impressed upon 
Oscott in many ways. He spent much of his time at the 
College, and it was one of his chief pleasures to retire 
thither from the cares and turmoil of public life. He 
improved the construction and arrangement of the Chapel, 
and was the first to introduce into England the public 
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. " During the 
year 1814," says Fr. Amherst, " BisnopMilner paid a visit 
to Rome and saw the Holy Father Pius the Seventh, who 
had then but lately returned from his captivity in France. 
He petitioned his Holiness for certain privileges to be 
attached to a sodality of the Sacred Heart which he was 
anxious to enrol. On his return he established the 
sodality at Oscott, and not long afterwards he set up in 
the College Chapel an altar to the Sacred Heart, which 
was the first publicly so dedicated in this country." 
Milner also watched over the material progress of the 
College. Shortly after he had become the proprietor of 
St. Mary's he erected a new building which was after- 
wards known as the " Laura," and which contained rooms 
for the elder church students and divines ; it was 
however removed when Old Oscott ceased to be a 
college. In 1815 the Bishop carried out a much more 
extensive improvement : namely, the ambulacrum and 
colonnade, with an apartment above which was used for 
exhibitions. This handsome and substantial addition to 
the College was much admired, and is still in existence, 
with the exception of the upper room, which was 
unfortunately burned down on the ist of February, 1860. 

When Dr. Milner entered into possession of Oscott we 
have seen that Dr. Bew retired from the presidency ; 
his place was taken by the vice-president, Mr. Potts, 
who, in his turn, was succeeded by the Rev. Thomas 
Walsh, the future bishop. Mr. Walsh, who was of Irish 
extraction, was born in London in October, 1766, and 
was sent to the English college at St. Omer's, where he 
attracted the notice of Dr. Gregory Stapleton, the presi- 
dent. Driven from St. Omer's by the French Revolution, 


Mr. Walsh continued his studies at Old Hall Green, 
again under Dr. Stapleton, now the head of that institu- 
tion. When the latter became Vicar Apostolic of the 
Midland District, in 1801, he took Mr. Walsh with him 
to Longbirch as his secretary, and the succeeding bishop, 
Milner, appointed him Vice-President of Sedgley Park. 
From this honourable position he was summoned to fill 
the corresponding post at Oscott, and he was also 
entrusted with the spiritual department of the college. 
The care of the temporalities was confided to the Rev. 
John Francis Quick, a zealous convert from Devonshire, 
who, on Mr. Potts' incapacity in 1816, undertook the 
management of all the business affairs of the house. In 
the year 1818 the bishop sustained a very severe loss in 
the death of Mr. Quick, who had literally worn out his 
strength. On receiving the tidings of his decease, Dr. 
Milner was filled with grief, and exclaimed, " I have lost 
my right hand ! " Mr. Walsh stepped into the position 
lately filled by Mr. Quick, and on the death of Mr. Potts, 
which ensued December 5th, 1819, he became the 
actual President of Oscott. A few months before, he 
had been appointed vicar general in succession to the 
Rev. John Perry, deceased. 

In 1825 Bishop Milner, feeling his health decline, 
applied to the Holy See for a coadjutor. He took 
occasion of the annual meeting of the clergy at Sedgley 
Park to announce this step. " The good Bishop," says 
Husenbeth, '' spoke feelingly of his declining health, and 
said, in faint and mournful accents, that he felt himself 
going the way of all flesh, which made him anxious 
to secure a coadjutor." The President of Oscott was 
accordingly consecrated to that high office on the 1st 
of May. This was only the prelude to the departure of 
the great and good Vicar Apostolic. The ipth of April, 
1826, was the sorrowful day on which he was called out 
of this world. In the same month in which Dr. Milner 
died appeared the first number of the Oscotian, which 
most appropriately contained an obituary notice of the 


second founder of the College. We quote from the 
youthful magazine the following tribute to the illustrious 
Bishop : " To say that it is with feelings of regret that 
we record the decease of our Right Reverend Pastor 
would be a cold tribute to the memory of one who 
deserves so much. Words are inadequate to the task of 
rendering due homage to so revered a character, and his 
simple though eloquent epitaph speaks more forcibly 
than the most pompous declamation could effect : ' Here 
lies John Milner.' " 

The death of Bishop Milner marks an epoch in the 
history of the Old College which may fitly terminate 
this brief summary. The succession of Bishop Walsh 
to the office of Vicar Apostolic opened the post of 
President of St. Mary's to the eminent ecclesiastic whose 
biography will be found elsewhere, and from this time 
the history of Old Oscott is merged in the life of 
Monsignor Weedall. 


THE Jubilee of the New College is an occasion which 
calls almost of necessity for a memoir of its founder. 
The name of that founder is one which is dear to every 
Oscotian, and with one exception it is the name that of all 
others is most closely linked with the history of Oscott. 
That exception is Milner, to whom we are indebted for 
the existence of Oscott, if not in its original foundation, 
at least under its traditional and time-honoured title of 
St. Mary's College. In the following pages an attempt 
has been made to lay before the readers of the Oscotian 
a picture of the life and labours of Monsignor Weedall, 
the most distinguished of the sons of Oscott, and the 
founder of the New College. This memoir is chiefly 
drawn from the biography of Dr. Weedall by the late 
Very Reverend Frederick Charles Husenbeth, D.D , first 
Provost of Northampton, who was the companion in boy- 
hoed, and the constant friend through life of the great 
President of St. Mary's. 

Henry Weedall was blessed with good catholic parents, 
his father having been a fellow student of Bishop Milner 
at Douay. The future President of Oscott was born in 
London on the 6th of September, 1788, and at the 
unusually early age of six was sent to the well-known 
school at Sedgley Park, where he arrived on the nth of 
December, 1794. The school was then under the care of 
the Rev. John Kirk, a venerable missioner, who formed a 
link between the days of the old Douay priests and our 
own more fortunate times. At the Park, little Weedall 
speedily gained the affection of his masters and school- 
mates in no common degree. " He was," says his 
biographer, " remarkable for his love of neatness and 


order ; he was always cheerful and amiable, and was 
beloved by everyone." He is thus described by a compan- 
ion : " He was an universal favourite with his Superiors 
and among the boys, blameless, gentle, amiable, and 
clever." Henry made good progress with his studies, and 
was very assiduous with his religious duties ; hence he 
was often chosen to serve at the altar and to perform 
various little offices connected with, the chapel. It was at 
the Park that he first made the acquaintance of Frederick 
Husenbeth, his constant friend through life and afterwards 
his biographer. 

After a course of nine years and a half at Sedgley 
Park, Henry Weedall was removed, on the nth of June, 
1804, to Oscott, then a young and struggling seminary 
whose early history has been told in other pages. It was 
then under the charge of the Rev. John Bew, D.D., whose 
name will always be mentioned with respect as the first 
President of .Oscott. The College was, however, in less 
than four years, to pass under the government of one 
whose influence over its future was inestimable the 
illustrious Bishop Milner. Dr. Milner's first act was to 
place the school under the patronage of the Blessed 
Virgin, on the feast of whose Assumption, 1808, it was 
solemnly re-opened as St. Mary's College. The office of 
president was conferred on the Rev. Thomas Potts, a 
noted superior, of whom Dr. Weedall afterwards said : 
" He conducted the classical studies of that house with a 
grandeur of ability peculiarly his own." The spiritual 
management of the boys was confided to the Rev. Thomas 
Walsh, an exemplary priest, who was to be so well known 
in later years as the Vicar Apostolic of the Midland and 
London Districts. Of Mr. Walsh his pupil was accus- 
tomed to say : " In the management of the spiritual 
department he was supremely excellent ; he combined 
the devout ascetic with the practical missionary, and 
laboured to bring up the young ecclesiastics obedient, 
humble, and mortified." Such were the superiors whose 
influence was to mould young Weedall's character, and 


under whom he learned to acquire the classical ability 
and missionary zeal for which he was afterwards so 
renowned. He then began that long career of study and 
discipline which he was to prosecute at St. Mary's College 
for the period of thirty-six years, first as a diligent and 
conscientious student, next as a painstaking divine, and 
lastly as a brilliant and successful president. Weedall had, 
however, to contend with an obstacle to his progress in 
his studies which might well have discouraged a less 
ardent and persevering student : from his tenth year he 
suffered from an obstinate affection of the eyes and 
nerves of the head, which made reading very difficult and 
painful, and forced him to have recourse, for a consider- 
able part of his studies, to the assistance of a friend. It 
is indeed wonderful how, with this serious drawback, he 
succeeded in amassing that store of various learning 
which he subsequently acquired. Weedall soon made his 
talents in the school conspicuous ; he entered heartily 
into all the studies, and was besides an active contributor 
to the " Repository," a receptacle for the literary contri- 
butions of the students. Several of his early compositions 
have been preserved, and they bear witness to the activity 
and liveliness of his mind. As an example of the 
thoroughness with which he performed everything, it 
may be mentioned that he was an adept at the games in 
which he joined with enthusiasm, and he was remarkable 
for his graceful proficiency as a skater. 

Towards the end of his classical studies Weedall was 
entrusted with the care of a class. According to his 
biographer: "in classical, and afterwards in theological 
teaching, he was eminently successful. He was mild and 
patient, ready to make full allowance for the deficiency 
in genius of some pupils, not expecting all to be able 
to learn alike. But he would not tolerate idleness or 
carelessness, nor did his mildness ever degenerate into 
weakness ; hence his authority was always respected." 
The classes were usually taught in the open air when the 
weather permitted it, and on these occasions Henry 
Weedall "might be seen walking or standing in the 

middle of his class, carrying on the lesson with great 
animation." The costume of the future President, about 
this time, was " a plain black coat, with grey shorts and 
white stockings, and he usually wore a black Leghorn 
hat with broad brim, as a protection from the sun." 

Weedall now began to take part in the spiritual con- 
ferences which, under the direction of Mr. Walsh, were 
held by the Church students three times in the week. 
We are told that Weedall's discourses were always very 
superior, and the students looked forward with particular 
pleasure to those nights when it would be his turn to 
address them. A specimen of one of these conferences 
has been preserved by his biographer. He closes his 
discourse on penance with- the pithy remark : " to sum 
up in a single sentence the whole theory and practice of 
penance, what was sweet must be bitter to us, and what 
was bitter must become sweet." It was also the custom 
for the young divines to deliver sermons or prones on 
alternate Sundays, in which Mr. Weedall was unsur- 
passed, and it was now that he laid the foundation of his 
future reputation as a pulpit orator. 

The serious and painful affection of the eyes before 
mentioned was the cause of a grave defect in Weedall's 
studies ; he was in fact obliged to abandon altogether the 
customary course of philosophy. He ventured, however, 
with the help of a fellow student to enter on the study of 
theology. His first professor of theology was the worthy 
President, Mr. Potts, for whom he had a sincere respect, 
and who, says Husenbeth, " was a sound, cautious, and 
safe theologian." In spite, however, of this infirmity it 
was deemed expedient to admit Mr. Weedall in 1811 to 
the tonsure and minor orders, and he received the succes- 
sive grades of subdeacon and deacon in the two following 
years. Owing to the obstinate weakness of his eyes he 
obtained a dispensation from saying the divine office, 
which was commuted for the rosary, and when no longer 
requiring this dispensation in full, he was obliged to take 
to the recitation of his breviary by degrees. On his 


ordination as deacon in 1813 he made his first step in 
missionary work by assisting in the catechism and instruc- 
tion of the poor children belonging to St. Chad's mission 
at Birmingham, whither he was in the habit of going with 
great punctuality every Sunday evening for several years. 
Mr. Weedall received the holy order of priesthood on the 
6th of April, 1814 from the hands of Bishop Milner in 
his chapel at Wolverhampton, but it was not till Low 
Sunday, April i/th, that he said his first Mass in the 
chapel of the College, and on the following Sunday he 
preached his first public sermon. He thus formally 
entered upon his clerical career, and during the ensuing 
vacation he frequently officiated in the College chapel. 
Before long, however, a more important occasion of dis- 
tinguishing himself occurred at the old chapel of St. 
Peter's at Birmingham, which was then in the hands of 
the Franciscans. The object of the sermon being the 
support of the poor schools, the preacher naturally chose 
for his theme the virtue of Christian charity. So much 
was his discourse admired that it was published, and 
speedily sold for the benefit of the schools. 

Mr. Weedall was soon afterwards entrusted by the 
President with the care of the Catholic poor who lived at 
some distance from the College. In connection with 
this part of his career an amusing anecdote has been 
preserved. In one of his pastoral excursions he overtook 
a neighbouring farmer quietly walking across his fields. 
Anxious to turn the opportunity to account, Mr. Weedall 
addressed the honest farmer on the necessity of doing all 
the good in his power so long as life remained to him. 
The feelings of the zealous ecclesiastic may be imagined 
on receiving the following reply : " Why, yes. sir, we 
must all do what we can ; you gentlemen mind your 
books and stick to your learning, while we farmers 
manure our fields and get as good crops as we can ; so 
we all do good in our way ! " 

At the end of the year 1815 a painful event occurred in 
the College, which was the cause of important changes. 


Mr. Potts, the President and Professor of Theology, was 
seized with paralysis, and although his life was prolonged 
for some years, it was clearly necessary to supersede him 
in those offices, which were conferred on the Rev. Mr. 
Quick. Mr. Weedall now assumed the responsible post 
of Prefect of Studies, besides continuing, as before, to 
teach the classics, and to take his share in the pastoral 
work of the College. In the summer vacation of 1816, 
he recruited himself by an excursion to Paris, when he 
experienced the following laughable adventure. He 
presented himself at a certain church with the intention 
of saying Mass, but his credentials being, from some 
unexplained reason, unintelligible to the Sacristan, that 
functionary proposed to him, as a test of the genuineness 
of his orders : " Eh bien, dites moi done 1' Orate fratres ! " 
On Mr. Weedall succeeding, not without some mental 
anxiety, in passing this ordeal, the Sacristan exclaimed, 
with a self-satisfied expression : " Voila ou je les 
attrappe ! " 

Mr. Weedall now began to vary his classical instruction 
with lectures on elocution, in which, his biographer 
informs us, he was very efficient, and adds that it was a 
real privilege to study under such a master. In the 
spring of 1818 he commenced a course of catechetical 
instruction in the College chapel. A very pathetic inci- 
dent is recorded in connection with this course. One 
Sunday morning a fire broke out in the cottage of a poor 
Catholic about a mile from the College. It was sad to 
see the humble dwelling destroyed, and the poor inmates 
deprived of their property and home. Mr. Weedall, 
among others, had been to tender his assistance to the 
distressed family, and that afternoon he interrupted his 
usual lecture to make a forcible and not unsuccessful 
appeal in their behalf. He continued also to give many 
charity sermons in different parts of England, the churches 
of Birmingham, Liverpool, and Sheffield being among 
the witnesses of his eloquence. 


On the 1 3th of August, 1818, the College sustained a 
severe loss in the death of the Rev. John Francis Quick, 
the virtual President and Professor of Theology during 
the incapacity of Mr. Potts. Mr. Quick was a zealous 
and self-sacrificing man, and he fell a victim to his too 
unremitting exertions for the welfare of the College. 
Mr. Weedall was much affected by this event, but had 
the melancholy comfort of preaching the funeral oration 
at the obsequies on the following Monday. 

The lamented death of Mr. Quick was followed by 
important results. The office of President was conferred 
by the Bishop on the Rev. Mr. Walsh, while Mr. Weedall 
became Vice-President, Professor of Divinity, and Director 
of the Lay Students and College Servants. On the 5th 
of December, 1819, Mr. Potts expired, and was buried in 
the vault under the College chapel ; his obsequies were 
conducted in the most solemn manner, and Mr. Weedall 
was again called upon to give the funeral discourse. 

Early in 1820 negotiations were begun for the purchase 
of a farm at Hold ford, about three miles from old Oscott, 
the want of land belonging to the College having been 
long felt. This proved a very valuable acquisition, and it 
exerted a not unimportant influence on the health of the 
Vice-President. It has been mentioned more than once 
that Mr. Weedall suffered from a chronic affection of the 
eyes, which seriously hampered him in his studies; for 
this ailment fresh air and constant exercise could not fail 
to be very beneficial. He had besides a natural taste for 
agricultural pursuits, and under those circumstances had 
no difficulty in adapting himself to the care of a farm. 
Mr. Weedall indeed soon began to acquire a considerable 
fund of information on this subject, and we are told that 
the works of William Cobbett were of great assistance to 
him in this pursuit. "The farm," says his biographer, 
" became his pride as well as his pleasure," though he 
never for its sake neglected any of his ordinary College 


At the midsummer of 1822 took place an important 
change in the government of Oscott Mr. Walsh, feeling 
unequal to the active management of the College, 
resigned the actual authority into the hands of his Vice- 
President, while he reserved for himself the title of 
President, with the direction of the spiritual affairs of the 
house. On the ist of May, 1825, the President was 
consecrated, at Wolverhampton, Bishop of Cambysopolis 
and coadjutor to Bishop Milner. This was a very impres- 
sive occasion, as six bishops, besides the prelates imme- 
diately concerned, took part in the ceremony. Mr. Weedall 
was again asked to preach, and he delivered an elaborate 
and striking oration on the authority of the Church. This 
solemn function was the prelude to an event of paramount 
importance in the life of Mr. Weedall ; the venerable 
Bishop Milner, already in declining health when he had 
petitioned the Holy See for a coadjutor, died on the I9th 
of April, 1826, at his residence at Wolverhampton. Owing 
to this event, the nominal President of St. Mary's became 
Vicar Apostolic of the Midland District, and was, of 
course, obliged to leave the College. Mr. Weedall was 
now in name as well as in fact the President of Gscott, and 
he -thus entered upon that career of government which he 
carried out, almost without interruption, for the long 
period of fourteen years. 

The new President was not long in receiving a striking 
proof of the esteem in which he was held by the Catholic 
clergy at large, being elected a member of the ancient 
Chapter of England, which dated from the time of the 
first Vicars Apostolic. This honour was followed by 
another in 1828, when Bishop Walsh appointed him his 
Vicar General for the whole of the Midland District, but 
without prejudice to the jurisdiction of the vicars already 
existing in the eastern counties. The opening, on May 
8th, 1828, of the new Chapel of SS. Peter and Paul, at 
Wolverhampton, was the occasion of another specimen 
of pulpit eloquence with which Mr. Weedall delighted 
his hearers. 


Yet a fresh distinction was in store for the humble 
President. On the 26th of January, 1829, his bishop 
petitioned Pope Leo XII. to confer on Mr. Weedall the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity, a favour which was 
graciously conceded by his Holiness the very next day 
in a rescript written in his own hand. It is interesting 
to note that the petition was laid before the Pope by the 
eminent prelate who succeeded Mr. Weedall in the 
government of Oscott, and who afterwards became the 
first Archbishop of Westminster. In the course of a 
letter to Bishop Walsh, enclosing the Papal rescript, Dr. 
Wiseman remarks: "your Lordship will oblige me by 
presenting to Dr. Weedall my sincere congratulation on 
receiving his well-merited honours. I have not, it is 
true, the pleasure of knowing him personally, but I 
frequently meet many of his friends, and it is impossible 
to know one of them without hearing of Dr. Weedall's 

The ceremony of the installation of the President in 
his new dignity, together with the presentation of the 
Doctor's cap and ring, took place on the feast of the 
Annunciation ; this joyous occasion was, however, pre- 
ceded by a Requiem Mass for the soul of the Pontiff, to 
whose condescension the honour was due, and who had 
died on the loth of the preceding month. Dr. Weedall 
was solemnly installed in the College chapel, and 
invested by the hands of the Bishop with the insignia of 
his degree. This ceremony was followed by a festive 
banquet in the College Refectory, when the health of the 
new Doctor was warmly proposed by Morgan John 
O'Connell, a nephew of the Liberator and a former editor 
of the Oscotian. In the same year of Catholic Emancipa- 
tion the great O'Connell himself passed through 
Birmingham on his way to town, when he was waited on 
by the President and another priest from Oscott, an act of 
attention with which the Liberator was greatly pleased. 

In the early part of 1830, a painful state of health 
obliged Dr. Weedall to take a prolonged rest from the 


labours of the College. His bishop advised him to seek 
change in continental travel, and he accordingly set out 
in the company of Mr. Denis Shine Lawlor, his recent 
pupil and a young man of great promise, whose name 
will ever be held in honour as one of the originators of 
the Oscotian* They met in Germany, enjoyed together 
the beauties of the Rhine and Switzerland, and then 
journeyed by way of the Italian lakes and 'Florence to 
Rome. In the Eternal City Dr. Weedall felt quite at 
home ; it was his habit, says his biographer, to read up 
carefully the acts of the primitive martyrs and early saints, 
and then to verify on the spot the scene of their life or 
martyrdom. He enjoyed to the full the relics and the 
ruins of Rome, and above all the catacombs. Under their 
refreshing influence his health visibly returned, and by 
the middle of November, 1831, he was back in his beloved 

We have now arrived at the year 1835, the forty-seventh 
of the President's life, when the event was approaching 
which was to realize the summit of his earthly hopes. 
The Old College had steadily prospered under his salutary 
guidance, and the number of students had become so large 
that a fast increasing difficulty in accommodating them was 
being experienced. Many proposals were entertained for 
improving the situation, new houses were inspected and 
sites suitable for building were examined ; a desirable 
piece of land on Sutton Coldfield was at length purchased, 
and it was resolved to erect a new College on this site. 
The veteran missioner Mr. Kirk, who had been Dr. 
Weedall's master at Sedgley Park forty years before, had 
prepared, in conjunction with Mr. Potter, a talented 
architect of Lich field, the plan of a college, which was 
speedily adopted, and which resulted in the noble and 
commanding structure with which we are so familiar as 
St. Mary's College. 

* This venerable Oscotian died October lyth, 1887, and lies buried in 
the cemetery attached to the Dominican Priory at Woodchester. 

This was early in 1835. The Bishop at once published 
an appeal to the laity, stating the imperative reasons for 
abandoning the Old College, and erecting a larger and 
more suitable structure. Contributions flowed in rapidly, 
and so actively was the work pushed on that by the month 
of October in that year the new building was very 
materially advanced. Dr. Weedall gave himself heart 
and soul to the work ; he was to be seen daily on the spot, 
superintending the workmen and watching the progress 
of the building with unwearied vigilance. In the spring 
of 1836 was laid the first stone of the chapel, which was 
consecrated on the 2pth of May, 1838 ; on the 3ist it was 
solemnly opened with Pontifical High Mass, and on the 
2nd of June, the vigil of Pentecost, the whole of the College 
buildings were blessed and declared ready for occupation. 
The shortly-ensuing feast of Corpus Christi was kept with 
great splendour, and the usual course of studies was 
resumed without unnecessary delay. 

The new College was soon found to be a success. In 
the following winter the number of students had mounted 
to 135, which was almost double that of the average at 
the old College. Bishop Walsh soon afterwards pre- 
sented to the College the valuable collection cf books 
called the Marini Library, which he had lately purchased 
in Rome ; contributions of pictures and other works of 
art came in from various quarters, and the spacious rooms 
and corridors were rapidly fitted with their appropriate 
furniture. New Oscott was now, in every sense of the 
word, an accomplished fact, and, says Husenbeth, " St. 
Mary's towered on her proud eminence, a stately monu- 
ment of learning and piety, and a visible landmark for 
miles around." The College throve and prospered under 
the judicious management of its President, who might 
have been excused for thinking that he had earned a 
right to enjoy the fruit of his labours on the favourite 
spot which was the creation of his zeal and enterprise. 
But Providence willed otherwise. 


In the month of May, 1840, the President received 
notice that the Holy See had appointed him Bishop 
of Abydos in partibus and Vicar Apostolic of the 
new Northern District. This announcement fell upon 
Dr. Weedall like a thunderbolt ; he had never sought 
such a dignity, and he shrank from its responsibility. His 
declining health presented itself as an insurmountable 
obstacle, and he had fondly hoped never to be separated 
from his beloved Oscott. To use the words of Dr. Newman 
" his heart was in his old work, and his judgment told 
him that to begin life again, at the age of fifty-two, was 
neither desirable in itself nor suitable to his circum- 
stances." But the terms of the brief were clear, and 
seemed to admit of no refusal. Still the President deter- 
mined to make an effort for release, and resolved to lay 
his case at the feet of the Holy Father. " On the 22nd 
of June," says his biographer, " with a full heart and an 
anxious mind, he bade farewell to his dear College, and 
began his second journey to the Eternal City. He was 
not, however, without support at Rome. The Right 
Rev. Dr. Baines, Vicar Apostolic of the Western District, 
was then on a visit with Pope Gregory XVI., at Castel 
Gandolfo. In the course of an after dinner conversation, 
the Bishop mentioned to His Holiness that Dr. Weedall 
was most anxious to be excused from accepting his new 
appointment. The Pope listened to his objections with 
kindness, and promised that they should be duly 
considered. Thus encouraged, Bishop Baines wrote to 
his friend at Lucca, urging him to come to Rome without 
delay and plead his cause in person. Dr. Weedall at 
once complied with the invitation, and presented to the 
Sacred Congregation of Propaganda a memorial, setting 
out the motives of his refusal. The petition was favour- 
ably received, and on the I2th of September he obtained 
from the Cardinal Secretary a notification of his release. 
On the 2nd of December he was presented to the Holy 
Father by his friend Dr. Baggs, Rector of the English 
College, when he thanked His Holiness for so graciously 


relieving him from the burden of the episcopate. The 
Pope received Dr. Weedall most kindly, and expressed 
his regret that he should have felt himself unequal to the 
charge ; but, added His Holiness in a second audience 
granted before the President's departure from Rome, 
" now that we know you so well we will not let you 
escape so easily another time." 

Dr. Weedall had now concluded to his satisfaction the 
business which had called him to Rome, and he accord- 
ingly set out in May 1841, much relieved in mind and 
improved in health, on his return to England. Still, 
although he had attained one portion of his desire, namely, 
his release from the burden of a bishopric, yet on another 
and more sensitive ground, he was destined to severe 
disappointment. He had left Oscott in June, 1840, its 
honoured and beloved President; he was to return and 
find the College in other hands, and all prospect of regain- 
ing his position was denied. This was a blow which 
Dr. Weedall felt very keenly, the more so as no other 
suitable field for exertion seemed to be opened to him. 
Yet he could not remain inactive, and he was willing to 
fill even an inferior post where he had so lately been the 
head. The Rev. Mr. Foley resigned in his favour the 
care of a preparatory school at the Old College, of which 
Dr. Weedall took possession in September, 1841. This 
was, however, a very unsuitable employment for a man of 
his talents and great services to religion, and this fact was 
fully realized by his numerous friends. For a few months 
he took charge of the mission of Hampton-on-the-Hill, 
from which he removed in June 1843 to Leamington. 
Here Dr. Weedall spent five years and a half in a 
sphere of work very different from that in which he 
had lived from his early youth, and he found the life of 
the mission hardly congenial to his nature and habits. 
Nevertheless he devoted himself with conscientious zeal 
and exactitude to the duties of his parish, while he found 
in the cheerful society of Leamington a distraction from 
the cares of missionary life. 

This part of Dr. Weedall's career was terminated in 
the autumn of 1848, when the arrangements for the new 
hierarchy resulted in the transfer of the present venerable 
Archbishop of Cabasa from the Western to the Central 
District. While on the mission at Coventry, Bishop 
Ullathorne had been well acquainted with the pastor of 
Leamington, whose worth he fully appreciated, and one 
of the first acts of his government was to make Dr. 
Weedall his Vicar-General. In order to avail himself 
more effectually of the Vicar's assistance and advice, the 
Bishop further invited him to live at St. Chad's, where he 
accordingly took up his residence in December of the 
same year. Dr. Weedall was soon afterwards called 
upon to perform a very trying and painful duty, in 
preaching at the funeral of his long tried friend and 
former superior, the saintly Bishop Walsh, who died in 
London on the i8th of February, 1849, and whose remains 
were brought to Birmingham, and laid in the vaults 
beneath St, Chad's Cathedral. Dr. Weedall's residence 
at St. Chad's was full of honour to himself and advantage 
to religion, but unhappily his health would not allow it 
to be permanent. The work and anxiety of his respon- 
sible position brought back, in an alarming degree, his 
old malady of the eyes, and his bishop was forced 
reluctantly to sanction his removal to a quieter post. He 
accordingly retired in December, 1849, to Handsworth, 
where he devoted himself to the Convent of our Lady of 
Mercy, and the care of a small congregation. In June, 
1852, on the establishment of the Cathedral Chapter, 
Dr. Weedall was appointed Provost of Birmingham, a 
dignity which he held until his death. In this capacity 
he assisted at the first Provincial Council of Westminster, 
which was held at St. Mary's College in July of that 

Thirteen years had now elapsed since Dr. Weedall's 
enforced separation from Oscott, and the time at length 
arrived when he was to be restored to the home of his 


predilection. " His kind bishop," says Dr. Husenbeth, 
"seized the earliest opportunity to restore him to his 
deserved and dignified position at St. Mary's College," and 
he resumed his old place as President on the Feast of 
the Visitation, 1853. It was in a time of trial for the 
College that Dr. Weedall returned to Oscott " In his 
vigour of life," to quote the words of Bishop Ullathorne, 
"he had raised that College in its splendour, and he left 
it prospering ; he returned to it in its hour of difficulty, 
and expended in its service the energies that yet remained 
to him." A work of arduous labour was before him, but 
he was not disheartened ; he summoned around him his 
old and tried confederates, and with their assistance set 
himself courageously to restore the College to its former 
prosperity. The name of Weedall had a magic influence, 
and at its sound the confidence of the Catholic public 
revived. Under his prudent administration the prospects 
of the College soon began to brighten, and with the 
Divine blessing he had the satisfaction of seeing his 
efforts crowned with success. The declining years of his 
life were cheered by the knowledge that he had raised 
his beloved seminary to as high a pitch of prosperity as 
that in which he had left it, and by a well grounded hope 
that he might safely bequeath to his successors the 
continuation of his work. It was a special and timely 
consolation to Dr. Weedall to see his labours thus blessed, 
for his return to Oscott was quickly followed by a warning 
that his remaining years on earth would be few. In 
November, 1853, he attended, in London, a meeting of 
the Chapter, and during his home journey he was seized 
with an alarming attack of illness. From this time to 
his death he was hardly without suffering, and in the 
words of the Very Rev. Dr. Newman in his funeral 
oration, " it pleased Almighty God to send upon him a 
disorder which, during the last six years of his life, fought 
with him, mastered him, and at length destroyed him." 
It was, however, known to his intimate friends that he 
had felt all through life symptoms of this, at last, fatal 


In the year 1854, Dr. Weedall was cheered and 
encouraged by a special mark of the favour of the Holy 
See. He received unexpectedly from Pope Pius IX. the 
dignity of Domestic Prelate to His Holiness, with the 
title of Monsignore. The brief of appointment was dated 
May Qth, 1854. Dr. Weedall was deeply gratified by this 
sign of Papal condescension, but with characteristic 
modesty, in his letter of thanks to the Holy Father, he 
applies the honour rather to the College over which he 
presided than to himself personally. By a singular 
chance the bestowal of this dignity coincided with the 
5oth year of the President's career at Oscott, dating 
from his first arrival from Sedgley Park in June, 1804 ; it 
was therefore decided that the two joyful events should be 
kept together in one common festivity. The I2th of June 
was fixed upon for the celebration, which was inaugurated 
by Pontifical High Mass. At three o'clock a large 
company assembled in the College Library, and addresses 
were presented to the new Prelate, by the Superiors and 
Students, followed by a cordial speech of congratulation 
from the Bishop of the Diocese. We cannot more fitly 
close this memoir than by reproducing the dignified and 
affectionate language of Bishop Ullathorne : " For fifty 
years, Right Reverend Sir, your name has been associated 
with this institution, from which it never can be in future 
separated. In its present expansion and completeness, 
St. Mary's College recognises you as its founder ; even in 
its least details it is the emanation of your mind, and the 
time thr6ugh which it has flourished is a testimony to the 
judgment and foresight which you exercised in its 
projection. And now in your still vigorous age you have 
returned to renew within the walls of Oscott that peculiar 
spirit of ecclesiastical piety and discipline with which 
your character imbued it from the first. Would that the 
fifty years now passed were fifty years to come ! But 
may God long sustain your spirit, and may time touch 
your frame in a manner as kindly and gentle as your own : 
may the love and veneration of the clergy of this diocese 


be your staff and support, and may God within your 
heart be your consolation ! " 

This was the last bright spot in Dr. Weedall's long 
and useful career. The six concluding years of his life 
were spent quietly at Oscott, working steadily for the 
prosperity of the College, which he had the satisfaction 
of seeing placed upon a firm and lasting foundation. So 
the time went on till the spring of 1859, when he was 
again attacked by a serious illness. From the beginning 
of Lent he was obliged to keep his room, and the summer 
was passed with but little alleviation of his sufferings. 
At the end of October he became much worse. Early in the 
following month he received Extreme Unction and the last 
blessing from the hands of his old friend Canon Bagnall, 
and at four o'clock in the morning of the /th of November 
he calmly breathed his last. The funeral service, on the 
following Friday, was exceedingly impressive. The 
Bishop of the Diocese sang the Requiem Mass in the 
presence of the Bishops of Shrewsbury and Northampton, 
the Cathedral Chapter, with a large number of other 
priests, and the whole body of students. A touching 
discourse was delivered by the illustrious Superior of the 
Birmingham Oratory, and the venerated corpse was 
carried to its last resting place. Leaving the College by 
the entrance hall, the mournful procession passed slowly 
along the terrace ; a halt was made under the great east 
window of the chapel, and the remains of the beloved 
President, clothed in the habit of a tertiary of Mount 
Carmel were laid reverently in the crypt. 

The two salient points of Dr. Weedall's character by 
which he will be best remembered, are his remarkable 
talent for organisation and his unquestioned reputation 
as a pulpit orator. To begin with the latter. All who 
have had an opportunity of judging are unanimous in 
their tribute to his great success in the pulpit. It may 
be sufficient to refer our readers to two authorities, which 
may be taken as conclusive on this point, namely, the 
late Provost of Northampton, and one who bears a name 


doubly held in honour among Oscotians, the Rev. Father 
William Amherst, S.J. 

Dr. Husenbeth says: "Though Dr. Weedall excelled 
in almost everything that he undertook, preaching was 
evidently his grand distinguishing talent. His sermons 
were composed with great attention, and polished again 
and again with untiring labour. They were singularly 
beautiful as compositions, and contained a powerful 
theology on which was grounded what was most edify- 
ing and instructive. His delivery was as elegant as 
his composition ; all seemed to flow spontaneously, and 
all was perfectly natural and apparently unstudied. His 
pronunciation of every word was clear and distinct, so 
that, though he never spoke loud, he was always heard 
well and listened to attentively ; his voice was mellow 
and deep-toned ; his attitude dignified and commanding. 
The great feature of his delivery was the earnest and 
emphatic manner in which he uttered his finely con- 
structed sentences. Dr. Weedall assuredly attained the 
two great ends of Christian oratory, to convince and to 
persuade : he was always heard with riveted attention, 
and when he was expected to preach his audience antici- 
pated, and never failed to obtain, both pleasure and 
spiritual profit." 

To quote from Father Amherst : " Dr. Weedall's preach- 
ing was always greatly admired, and it was deserving of 
admiration. He was undoubtedly an orator, and an 
orator of great excellence. His style of composition 
was what would now be called ' archaic,' but when 
Dr. Weedall was young his discourses would, I think, 
have been considered excellent writing. In his style of 
delivery there was a quiet but most decided earnestness, 
a polished and subdued vigour, a pleasing enunciation, 
and an elegant gesture, which, when added to the solidity 
of his thoughts, clothed in very beautiful language, 
rendered his sermons extremely captivating." 

The wonderful capacity of Dr. Weedall for work and 
organisation will best be illustrated by retracing the 


narrative of the preceding pages. The history of Oscott, 
from the time when he became its virtual President in 
1822, is the record of his untiring industry, his love of 
order, and his unceasing care for the good of the College. 
Oscott, as we now know it, was in fact his creature ; he 
fondly watched over its development, studied with affec- 
tionate solicitude its every detail, and rejoiced till his 
latest breath in its progress and prosperity. 

Our concluding words shall again be those of Father 
Amherst : " According to my notions, Dr. Weedall was 
a model President ; he was heartily devoted to his work 
at St. Mary's College. He was, indeed, regarded by all 
as a virtuous priest, a good scholar, a man of great 
common sense, an upright and honourable English 
gentleman ; but perhaps the best testimony to the ex- 
cellence of his management of St. Mary's, was the 
unbroken confidence with which parents and guardians 
entrusted their children to his care. Dr. Weedall has 
been called Oscott's most distinguished son. May the 
spirit which animated him long continue to live in the 
superiors and students of Alma Mater ! " 



NO. 14. 

The Church. 


Oscott' s 3nffaence on Catholic bucation 

IN writing a few pages on this subject I must take the 
word " Education " in its widest sense. I understand by 
it everything which concerns the training of the mind 
and body, especially in youth. But having taken a 
meaning which comprises a great deal, I must qualify the 
education I am going to speak of by the golden word, 
Christian. I write therefore about the influence of Oscott 
on Christian education. 

As I am old enough to remember some of the earliest 
students of Oscott, when I was a big boy and they were 
middle-aged men in the world, my experience in the 
matter I am writing of is long enough. It is true that 
of late years I have not seen so much of Oscott men as 
I used to do in days gone by. But I have evidence to 
guide me, which is quite as good as my own more fre- 
quent personal experience would have been. That evi- 
dence consists of the judgment of others who are quite 
as well able to judge as myself; and perhaps better able 
to judge than I am. In writing'the following lines it will 
be impossible not to trench in some degree upon the 
domain of a few of those who are going to write in this 
Jubilee number on St. Mary's College, under other 
headings. For instance, the influence of any college 
upon education must depend upon the " spirit " of the 
College. I shall therefore have to say things which would 
come as well under the heading of " The Spirit of Oscott" 
as under that of " The Influence of Oscott upon Educa- 
tion." There is however one great advantage that will 
arise from this. There will be cumulative evidence to 
prove that the Catholics of the United Kingdom have 
good reason to be proud of St. Mary's. 


The basis of Christian education is the Christian religion, 
of which the Catholic Church is the only lawful expounder. 
To lay the foundation firmly and well in the mind and heart 
of every child of the Church is therefore the first and most 
important duty of those who have to educate. Mere 
instruction, however necessary and important, is in 
the matter of religion not sufficient The practice 
of Christianity has to be inculcated and encouraged. 
Religion as taught by the Church is the most essentially 
practical thing on God's earth. It must be shewn to be 
so at the earliest possible age. Everything that can attract 
the young to the practice of religion must be put before 
them, and everything that would be calculated to repel 
them must be most carefully avoided. When the amount 
of religious instruction, and the kind and quantity of out- 
ward religious practices are reasonable, boys never seriously 
complain. Oscott is a good example of this. Full and 
complete instruction, accompanied by a just medium in 
the compulsory practices required, has been the rule at 
Oscott from the beginning. The consequence of this 
has been that Oscott boys never leave the College with 
any disgust for the practices of religion, as the result of 
the system adopted within its walls. It may perhaps be 
very confidently asserted that no Oscotian in after life ever 
said that he had had, when at College, enough of religion 
to last him his whole life, and gave that as an excuse for 
a negligent life. Evil passions may indeed very quickly 
lead to disgust for the restraints of religion ; but no one 
could ever lay the blame of the aversion upon St. Mary's, 
Religious teaching and the requirements connected with 
the practice of religion at Oscott, have naturally had a 
considerable influence upon the education of the boys. It 
has been an influence which was not thrown off when the 
student left the College ; but it has lasted through life. 
The disciplinary system in a College has more to do with 
the formation or development of character than any other 
special portion of education. It has a greater influence 
on the future life of a boy than anything he may be 


(Front a Photograph byj. Collier, New Street, Birmingham). 

NO. 15. 

The Church. 


taught as a lesson. The system of discipline at Oscott 
has always been eminently qualified to prepare a boy for 
the battle of life ; whether it be the battle of God against 
the devil, the world and the flesh, or the battle of mere 
temporal interests: its natural result is a self-reliance 
governed by those rules which under the existing circum- 
stances everyone is bound to obey. In regard to moral 
and social conduct the impression made upon an Oscott 
boy is that of individual personal responsibility. He 
does not look upon the moral and social law merely as a 
portion of those regulations which are incident to school 
days, and which are necessary for the government of 
boys collected together in large numbers. The result is 
that he carries away with him his good principles and 
practices when he leaves the College, and does not discard 
them along with those habits and methods, which are no 
longer binding or even appropriate. The number of 
young men who have left Oscott in the disposition above 
described must have produced a very considerable effect 
upon education, by showing examples of the good training 
they had received. 

Another thing noticeable among Oscott boys is the 
interest they take in the ceremonies of the Church. 
They have enough opportunities of witnessing functions 
without having too much thrust upon them. There used 
to be, and I have no doubt there still is, at Oscott an 
intelligent desire to understand and appreciate the full 
meaning of the ceremonies of the Church. When special 
offices were brought under our notice, such as those of Holy 
Week, or the ceremonies of the various ordinations, they 
were for the time the subject of conversation amongst 
the boys, and were thoroughly understood. I remember 
how on the 2nd of November, and on the occasion of 
three or four dirges which occurred during the eight years 
I was there, all the students, even the youngest, were most 
anxious to borrow breviaries in order to follow the office. 
All this has a greater effect upon education than may at 

first sight appear. In the ordinary and in the special 
prayers and ceremonies of the Church, the mind of 
the Church is so clearly shown that it makes upon 
a Christian boy an immediate impression, and helps 
in a wonderful manner to enable him, in the words of 
St. Ignatius, to think and feel with the Church. This 
is a most important part of education. A judicious 
religious training will educate the young to look upon 
every act as the act of a Christian, and that therefore it 
should be in itself a Christian act. A Catholic boy who 
has been brought up at a College, should leave it under 
the conviction that while religion should animate all his 
thoughts, words, and actions, it does not interfere with 
any study, occupation, or amusement which is innocent. 
All young men who are not hopelessly foolish will admit 
this. It is true that Solomon says the number of fools is 
infinite. But there can be no doubt that while the Evil 
Spirit is well on the watch to make a boy look upon 
religion as a bore, an education based on religion and 
common sense saves many a finite from falling into the 
infinite. I think the education at St. Mary's is of that 

I shall have occasion again in the course of this article 
to speak of matters more or less touching religion. I will 
now mention some other matters. It has always been 
admitted at Oscott that the study of the classics is the 
best known system for teaching accuracy of thought and 
expression, and at the same time the disciplined use of 
the imagination and the powers of persuasion in literary 
and professional avocations. At the very commencement 
of the College the classics were enforced by the brilliant 
teaching and the birch-rod of Mr. Potts ; they continued 
to be encouraged under the elegant scholarship but milder 
enforcement of Dr. Weedall ; and in subsequent years 
the tradition of this kind of study has never been lost. 
Nor have mathematical studies been neglected. In 
mentioning the classics and science it would be idle to 

say that the proficiency of Oscott men in those parts of 
education has been so conspicuous that it has had any 
notable effect upon education in general, that is apart 
from the individuals educated. But nevertheless the 
attention paid at the College to the higher branches of 
learning has been such as, at least, not to lower the stan- 
dard which our Catholic Colleges aim at. Oscott is one 
of those schools which suffers from the want of sufficient 
endowment. What is required in order to make it a 
perfect school, is that it should be sufficiently independent 
of the pensions of the Boarders to be able to exist with- 
out them. If there was a fund for the education of 
students, both lay and clerical ; if there were endowed 
Professorships, the College would-be firmly established. 
Then, as paying students would not be absolutely necess- 
ary to its existence, the pensions might be increased, and 
with their assistance the College could be put in many 
respects into a condition which would attract students. 
The reputation of the College as a school for higher edu- 
cation would increase, and having everything required for 
the highest demands" of the day, many parents and 
guardians would, in my opinion, rather prefer the higher 
pension to the lower one. It may be said what chance 
is there of any such endowment as I have mentioned ? 
If there is no such chance it is not very creditable to the 
Catholics of England. The College is now very close 
upon its centenary. In the year 1894 it will be one hun- 
dred years since it was first established in the valley. It 
has educated a large number of the best known families 
in Great Britain and Ireland. And yet I believe I am 
right in saying that, with the exception of a few Bourses 
for the education of ecclesiastical students, it has no 
endowment whatever. I maintain that the Oscott spirit 
is such a valuable element amongst the Catholics of 
England that it is well worth while to make sacrifices in 
order to maintain it ; that its diminished influence would 
be deplorable ; and its extinction an irreparable loss. 


There is one important branch of literature to which 
special importance has been attached at St. Mary's. I 
allude to the study of the English language, and especially 
of English composition. The attention paid to this by 
the Superiors has been often gratefully acknowledged by. 
Oscotians in after life. The care which has been bestowed 
upon this department may have had its origin in the 
extreme solicitude which Dr. Weedall always showed that 
his own compositions should be as excellent as he could 
make them. His example certainly had an effect upon 
those who were at the College during his time. 

I must now pass on to another matter in which the 
education at Oscott has had a considerable effect. I 
mean the intelligent desire which so many Oscotians 
have had to take an active part in Catholic affairs. For- 
tunately for Oscotians, only fourteen years after the 
foundation of the College, it became the property of 
Bishop Milner. He, of course, exercised a great influence 
over all the inmates, although he did not permanently 
reside at Oscott. The spirit of Bishop Milner in all 
ecclesiastical matters was of the -highest and best kind. 
He laid the foundation of those principles of Catholic 
action in public affairs, especially in those matters most 
closely affecting the Church, which, afterwards developed 
and encouraged by Cardinal Wiseman, produced that 
admirable co-operation between clergy and laity which 
existed in the time of Mr. Langdale, himself an Oscotian.* 
Bishop Milner was stern and uncompromising when any 
attempt was made by the laity to interfere in matters 
which belonged to the ecclesiastical authority ; at the 
same time he was always glad to avail himself of the 
help of laymen in all things which came within their pro- 
vince. During the somewhat troubled time which pre- 
ceded emancipation, with Bishop Milner to guide them, 

* Charles Langdale was both at Oscott and Stonyhurst, and therefore 
both colleges may claim him. I have heard that he was more fond of 
speaking of his days at Stonyhurst than of those at Oscott. If length of 
time be considered, he was five years at St. Mary's, a longer time, I imagine, 
than that during which he was at the Jesuit College. 



NO. 16. 

The Church, 


it must have been an easy thing for Oscotians to dis- 
tinguish in those questions which involved the mixed action 
of clergy and laity. One main object which Bishop 
(afterwards Cardinal) Wiseman had in view in the educa- 
tion of Catholic youth, was to fit them to act as thorough 
Christians and Catholics in all public affairs ; and to 
incite them to take a special interest in Catholic matters. 
During the seven years he was President of Oscott he 
exerted himself to send out young men who understood 
their position as Catholics in a Protestant country, and 
were resolved to be loyal to it. The spirit of Dr. Milner 
had been sustained by Dr. Weedall, and thus for many 
years the students of St. Mary's continued to be under 
the influence of principles in Catholic action, of which it 
may be said that they could not have been better. The 
result has been that in a most important branch of edu- 
cation sound principles have been taught, and imbibed, 
and'have been reduced to practice, within the College and 
in the Catholic world at large, by many generations of 
scholars, during a period of eighty years ; from the time 
Bishop Milner obtained possession of the College in the 
year 1808 down to the present year of our Lord 1888. 
If this is not an influence and a good influence on 
Christian education, it may be asked, " what is ?" 

Another thing which has had an effect upon education 
is this, that Oscott, both amongst the Professors and in 
the " Bounds," has been free from unworthy prejudices. 
There has~never been anything like narrow-mindedness 
in ideas, whether affecting matters of study, or nationality, 
or religion. I have mentioned this in some chapters of 
the History of Oscott, which I had the pleasure to write 
for the Oscotian, I am happy here to add the testimony 
of one whose personal acquaintance with Oscott had no 
break between the year 1830, when he first went to the 
College, and the year 1883. when he died. The evid'ence 
which I am going to quote concerns large-mindedness in 
religious matters. In the diary left by Bishop Amherst, 
I find under the date of March, 1878, these few words : 


" Received from Canon Knight a list of Oscott boys who 
have become priests. The spirit of Oscott is always 
good ; I never once heard a syllable reflecting on the 
religious orders." These words of one who was a good 
Oscotian and a good Bishop, are, I may be allowed to 
say, honourable to St. Mary's and honourable to the man 
who wrote them. I venture to say that there are few 
Oscotians indeed who would hesitate to countersign that 
entry in Bishop Amherst's diary. It is the same thing 
with regard to other matters ; and I wish to say here, 
even at the risk of being thought egotistical, that, to the 
best of my recollection, I left Oscott without a single 
prejudice, except against narrow-mindedness, especially 
in matters affecting religion. I will say again, this 
large-mindedness inculcated at the College cannot have 
existed through so many years without producing a greaf 
effect upon Catholic Education in the United Kingdom. 

Another effect which the spirit and system at Oscott 
has had upon education, is that it has produced men who 
have been well able to judge in matters affecting opinions, 
conduct, and taste, between what is Roman and what is 
English. In matters of doctrine no one ever heard it 
said that there was at Oscott the smallest tendency to 
lean towards what may be called "Anglican " as opposed 
to " Roman." I do not here use the word Anglican as it 
is adopted with reference to the " Church of England ; " 
but I employ it in the same sense as in France the word 
" Gallican " is used in contradistinction to Roman. And 
in matters of strict discipline, ever since Bishop Milner 
planted the Roman Standard on the College in the year 
1808, it has floated over St. Mary's without a rent and 
without a stain. In matters of mere opinion and taste, 
in all those arrangements in which Popes not only allow 
us, but wish us to be free, Oscott has always leaned 
rather to what is English than to what is foreign. To be 
Roman in doctrine and in those matters of discipline 
which the Holy Father wishes to be universally observed, 
and to be English, Irish, or Scotch as the case may be, 


in everything else, is, it seems to me, a perfect rule. 
Fifty years ago that rule was taught at Oscott, and I 
have little doubt that it is taught there now. A principle 
of this kind instilled into the thousands of young men who 
have gone from St. Mary's into the world, must have had 
a very considerable influence in producing that combina- 
tion of obedience to the Holy See in essentials, and that 
liberty in non-essentials, which is characteristic of the 
United Kingdom. 

In that fresh vigour which sprang up in the Catholic 
Church in England in the year 1840, and which, increasing 
as years went by, has produced such wonderful effects, 
Oscott was conspicuous. In the various movements of 
that time Oscott was in the fore-front. I must leave the 
details of this period to the writer of the article, " Oscott, 
the Centre of the Great Catholic Movement." But it 
would be an omission on my part were I not to mention, 
at least in this general way, that the influence of Oscott 
on the education of the English Catholics during the 
early days of the general movement that is between 
1840 and 1850 is simply incalculable. And I must add 
that it was the education at the College in the decades 
previous to 1840 which prepared Oscotians to enter 
heart and soul into those designs of Providence for which 
all who care to think of past favours will thank God to 
the end of their lives. 

I have now, I think, gone through most of those points 
in which Oscott has had a great influence on education. 
Oscotians will be glad to read some other few lines 
written by Bishop Amherst, in April, 1878. " My visit 
to Oscott," he says, " has left a pleasing impression on 
my mind, things are clearly going on well and earnestly." 
These words bring down a valuable testimony to just ten 
years before the present time. Though Bishop Amherst 
was naturally inclined to praise, when St. Mary's was in 
question, he was still an impartial judge, and would not, 
even for his " beloved Oscott," have written what he did 
not believe to be true. I have another extract from 


Bishop Amherst's diary which is so pleasing that it will, 
I am sure, delight all lovers of Alma Mater. Under the 
heading 1877, I find the following: " Os'cott, for St. 
Cecily's Play. Played a game of billiards with the boys 
at their table, and saw several games. Was extremely 
pleased by the manner and conduct of the boys quiet, 
gentlemanlike, neither forward nor shy, no showing off 
true Oscotians." The system at Oscott produced these 
good manners ; and they, in their turn, must have had a 
great effect in showing people in the world what a good 
education is. 

If the effect of the Oscott system is to be judged by 
the men it has produced, the College can stand the test. 
In the three learned professions of Divinity, Law, and 
Medicine ; in Parliament ; in the Army and Navy ; in 
commerce ; as country gentlemen useful in their counties, 
some Oscotians have greatly distinguished themselves, 
and many others have attained very respectable positions. 
It is not for me here to select names ; but if (what I have 
often advocated, both publicly and privately) a Biography 
of Oscotians were to be compiled, the history of Oscott 
would go very far to show that education at our English 
Catholic Colleges is by no means so far from fitting 
young men for public life as some people suppose. Even 
those best acquainted with the history of Oscott would, 
I am confident, be astonished if they were to see collected 
together, all that Oscotians have done. 

There is one matter in which St. Mary's has not shewn 
itself so prominently as it might have done. I mean in 
the Records of the London University. On the question 
whether it is or is not beneficial to our Colleges to be in 
connection with the above institution I do not wish to 
express any opinion whatever. My occupations since I 
have been a priest, for now nearly thirty years, have not 
brought me into a sufficiently close connection with 
College work to enable me to judge without taking the 
opinion and advice of others. It is better therefore to 
say nothing on the subject. But the mere fact that 


(From a Photograph by T. Fall, Baker Street.) 

NO. 17. 

Men of Science, 


Oscott has not through its course sent young men to 
London in anything like the proportion of other Colleges 
has, I think, been somewhat detrimental to the College. 
My reason for saying so is this ; the consequence has 
been that the name of Oscott has dropped out of the list 
of Colleges the names of which most frequently meet the 
public eye. Many years ago, when Catholic Colleges 
had to be mentioned in general, two in particular were 
almost always named, and Oscott was one of them. But 
it will soon perhaps recover its position ; there is a ten- 
dency to regain, by a connection with the London 
University, the place which the College once had, and 
which, as far as its own intrinsic merits are concerned, it 
has never lost. St. Mary's was one of the first, if not the 
first of our Colleges, to connect itself with the Institution 
in Gower Street. So far back as the year 1839 Dr. Weedall, 
through the Marquis of Normanby, presented to the 
young Queen a gold medal of the College, in commemo- 
ration of its having joined the London University. The 
day may come when it will not be in any way useful to 
be subject to the London Senate. But till that time 
arrives, or at least so long as our other Colleges send 
students to London, it may be of considerable benefit to 
Oscott to do the same.* 

The reader will have observed that I have not in this 
short article mentioned the names of any living persons. 
He will understand that it has been for obvious reasons. 
If I had introduced such names, either I should have had 
great difficulty in the selection, or I should not have 
known when to stop, in which latter case the Editor of 
the Oscotian might have considered that, in fairness to 
other contributors, it was his duty to reject half my 

I must also add that in setting forth what I consider 
to be praiseworthy in the Oscott system, I have not had 
the smallest intention to make any comparison, much 
less any contrast with other schools. My wish has 

* See Note appended to this Article. [ Ed. ] 

been merely to put before the reader, on this occasion 
of the Jubilee of the New College, what is commend- 
able in St. Mary's. If other Colleges have all or any 
of the good qualities I have mentioned, so much the 
better. So that it would be as unreasonable to say 
that any reflection has been cast upon any other school, 
as it would be to assert that the omission of the name 
of Caesar in an eulogium of the first Emperor Napoleon, 
was a reflection on the great Roman soldier. 

In conclusion, I may trench a little again on the 
ground of another writer in this Jubilee number of the 
Oscotian, and say that if the old spirit of St. Mary's is 
maintained, the good effects of Oscott upon education 
will, I have no doubt, under the patronage of the Great 
Mother of God, be even more conspicuous in the future 
than they have been in the past. 



It is quite true, as Fr. Amherst says, that Oscott has not 
in the past presented as many candidates for the 
examinations of the London University as other 
colleges. We may go a step further and say that 
Oscott is debarred, by the class of boys that go to 
make it up, from proving a formidable rival in this 
respect. For as Oscott boys are chiefly destined for 
the Army or Navy, the Law, or Diplomacy, or the 
Foreign Office, for farming or commerce, they are 
engaged in preparing for examinations that gain 
admission to their respective professions, not in 
matriculating at London, which will be of little or no 
advantage to them It seems to be forgotten that 
we live in an age of public examinations ; that every 
profession has an examination peculiar to itself ; that 
matriculation at London, though useful as an 
academic exercise, is not an entrance to the pro- 
fessions. Instead, therefore, of directing its energies 


(JEtat 40). 
(From a Photograph by Charles Wat kins.) 

NO. 18. 

Hen of Letters. 


to an examination that is not to the purpose, Oscott 
is engaged in the more practical, if less showy, work 
of shaping its boys for their future career. We are 
wholly unable to understand why success at the 
London University should be looked upon as the one 
criterion of efficiency, and why success in other 
spheres should be ignored. If a test is to be applied, 
let it be an all-round test, not a test circumscribed 
by London. Judged by this wider and more compre- 
hensive standard, Oscott can challenge the severest 
scrutiny ; indeed, Fr. Amherst himself acknowledges 
in the previous paragraph that Oscott has been 
eminently successful in fitting young men for public 
life. It is worth noting that the great majority 
of students who matriculate from our Catholic 
colleges are those destined for the Church, and 
of these Oscott has always had a very small 
proportion. If matriculation should ever be declared 
to be an indispensable preliminary to admission into 
Divinity, Oscott will then be in a position to hold its 
own to the full. Thus Oscott's comparative abstention 
arises not from choice but from necessity from the 
very nature of its constitution. But while Oscott has 
never subordinated its course to London, but has 
rather adapted it to the requirements of its boys, it 
has always been glad to take advantage of any 
opportunity that offered of sending boys to matricu- 
late ; and a glance at the records of the London 
University will show that its success has not been 
so scanty as is generally supposed. Certainly the 
percentage of passes is quite up to the average. Nor 
should it be forgotten that a very large number of 
Oscott boys matriculate at Trinity College, Dublin, 
in preference to London. In support of our conten- 
tion we have, in our list of names, noted the fact of 
matriculating at London ; but as the idea suggested 
itself only after Father Amherst's article was in type, 
we fear that the list will of necessity lack completeness. 
[ Editor of THE OSCOTIAN. ] 


Cfje Spirit of scott 

" IT is the soul of a man, rather than his body, which is 
himself, and which we truly love in wife, or child, or 
friend, or brother. And it is the soul which, under God, 
is the source of beauty to the body. There is no specu- 
lation in the eye, no charm of hue or lustre on brow or 
cheek, no rippling smile on the lip, or fire of eloquence 
on the tongue, but owes its origin to ' the spirit which 
quickeneth ' within ; and ' the flesh profiteth nothing ' save 
only as it may furnish an apter medium whereby to 
render the subtle graces of the soul. And yet the soul 
itself we can neither see nor touch, nor perceive by means 
of any of the senses. Though near to us, it is as if far 
off: the closest embrace is void ; we only clasp the dust 
and ashes."* 

Gentle Charles Meynell ! The hand that penned those 
words is even now dust and ashes : and, long before, the 
Alma Mater that it clung so lovingly to had turned to 
ashes in its clasp ; yet surely the spirits are not sundered 
the spirit of the Prophet of Oscott, and the Oscotian 
spirit by which, and of which, he prophesied. Spiritus 
est qui mvificat. To him, as in a way to many another 
loving child of Oscott, the face of our mother seemed to 
change. We came back to her, after long thinking of 
her from afar, and we confessed her other than she was. 
And for a while, maybe, we were tempted to think that 
we scarcely loved her as of old. Were not her wrinkles 
strangely deep ? Was not her colour gone from her face, 
and her smile turned to sadness ? But who is this laugh- 
ing boy running to greet us from under the Tudor porch ? 
A young Oscotian, surely. " Did you ever hear, my lad, 
of Charles Meynell?" " Oh, yes, sir, he wrote some fusty, 

* Sermons for the Spring Quarter, p. 202. 


musty sermons, didn't he ? I think there is a copy some- 
where in the library. But never mind books now ; come 
to the cricket ground. The Present is having its innings, 
and the Past is sure to be jolly well licked. Come along, 

" Yes, you are right, my boy ; though you put it a little 
roughly. I'll come along ; but you cannot expect me to 
be cheery over the downfall of the Past ; for / am past, 
you know." " Oh, never mind about that," laughs out the 
boy ; " you ought to be glad the Present wins that is 
if you have any Oscotian spirit in you, sir." Right 
again ! " Are you a philosopher, my boy ? " " Not I ; I 
wish I were. I shan't be one till next September. But 
it doesn't take a philosopher to know that you ought to 
be very glad that the Present wins, for that is the real 
Oscott, you know, sir ; and the real Oscott spirit is in 
those fellows on the cricket ground there, and not in any 
of your old books in the library." " But, my boy, what 
is the real Oscott spirit of which you make so sure ? " 
" Well, I can't say what it is ; but I know there was 
never more of it in the house, and the fellows are awfully 
fond of the old place. Browne, upstairs, is crying his 
eyes out because he has to leave this vacs. But then he 
is a bit of a muff; a fellow shouldn't cry. The house 
won't fall because he leaves it. ... By Jove, that is 
something like a hit! Hurrah for the Present!" And 
with perhaps a tinge of bitterness I answered, " Hurrah 
for Old Oscott !" But the boy didn't mind me as he ran 
cheering for the fellow who hit so hard for the Present 
against the Past. 

And he left me in the humour to answer my own 
question : What is the Spirit of Oscott ? Poor Dr. 
Meynell used to take refuge in Greek, and speak of the 
^#09 of Oscott : but the transmigration of the Spirit from 
English to Greek resulted in Greek ! I have found a 
Latin word that satisfies me, as wide enough and 
at the same time definite enough, to name what I hold to 
be the characteristic Spirit of Oscott. The word is 


Pietas : and the nearest English word, in its loftiness and 
largeness, is Loyalty. Our Alma Mater is our Mater 
Pia also, in her loyal care of us, in the love she bore us 
when we were boys with her, and in the love with which 
she has so faithfully pursued us and brought us, many of 
us very often and after years of absence children still 
to her side and beneath the roof-tree of our College 
home. Loyal she has been to her sons : loyal, and right 
loyal, have they been to her. Contentiously loyal, 
betimes, as that boy and I were, using stout words when 
particular views of the Mother's rights are questioned ; 
yet with much tenderness beneath all in the young 
hearts that have no idea how much they love her, in our 
seared hearts that cherish that loyalty and love as some- 
thing too dear and too pure even to find another such. 
That devotion of Oscott to Oscotians, past and present, 
and of Oscotians to Oscott as they knew and as they 
know her, that mutual loyalty of Mother and Sons, is 
doubtless to the outside world the most evident mark of 
the Spirit of Oscott. 

Then there is the loyalty of Oscotians to one another. 
I remember a worthy Baronet, a father and grandfather 
of Oscotians, declaring that it made him young again to 
bring Oscott boys together at his table. " I declare 
you'd think they'd hug one another. I never saw any- 
thing like those Oscott boys." What he said many have 
thought and said that Oscotians stick together. Not 
with the spirit of exclusiveness though at times, doubt- 
less, some are open to that charge but with the spirit 
of brothers, sons of one mother, united, if in nothing else, 
at least in love for her. To those of us who live in 
another land, to some especially as to the present 
writer to whom the loyal fellowship of the " sea-divided 
Gael" is a never-failing theme of praise, there is a 
pathetic beauty in this loyalty of sea-divided Oscotians. 
There is the pleasant fact, that parted in almost every 
other way, in race, in politics, in avocations, in social 
status, in almost all views of life and all manners of 


living aye and parted even as men in hostile camps 
yet are all sorts and conditions of Oscotians united in 
the sweet and loyal memory of that home upon the 
Warwickshire hill, and all the grace and love that nestled 
there under the name and invocation of Mary. Our 
Lady of Oscott ! I often heard her so spoken of, and I 
know she has been so spoken to. She is the Queen to 
whom these loyal hearts are true, and the source of their 
mutual fidelity. To her shrine they turn ; to her shrine 
upon the hill save those aged hearts that loved her in the 
valley half a century ago ; there they all meet in spirit, 
in the spirit of Oscott, and feuds are forgotten, and all 
bitterness, and old suns rise again and dead friendships 
quicken. O Alma Mater, be ever thus, the loyal mother 
of united sons, the joy of those that love as in the old 
days, the pain of those that even in your sweet presence 
stand aloof, parted, alas, beyond hope, but loyal still 
to you ! 

The words, however, of my boyish Mentor remind me 
that all this Spirit of Past Oscotians is but the outcome, 
or, rather, the continuation, of that Spirit as it is found 
in the Oscott master and the Oscott boy in the happy 
days of " Present Oscott." It is there we must seek the 
fountain-head of that loyalty of mother to sons and of 
sons to mother, the firstlings of that noble spirit which 
not all the selfishness of the after world can tempt from 
its allegiance. It is there we must seek the first compact 
of that bond between Oscotian and Oscotian which, even 
amid a hundred later ties, remains the fastest of them 
all. The spirit of Oscott, then, as found in its college 
home, is the spirit of loyal trustfulness of master in boy 
and boy in master. All that is characteristic in the 
tradition of the college has its origin and explanation in 
those relations. They have come to be the fashion now 
elsewhere. They were always the ways of Oscott. 
They are experiments in other schools, and as experi- 
ments are more or less successful. At Oscott they 
were the relations between masters and boys gene- 
rations back between Oscotian masters and boys 

6 4 

who have grown old long since, and are dead and 
buried. If the aisles of old Bandy Woods could be 
filled with the ghosts of those who a hundred years 
ago drove the ball in and out between the beechen 
pillars, we should see there grandfathers and great-grand- 
fathers of the players now, contesting side by side with 
the masters of those far off days, all as united in affection 
and generous trust as the boys and masters of to-day. 
College discipline, framed and administered on such 
principles, grew to be the pride of all alike, and those 
that ruled and those that were ruled by it shared in the 
desire to uphold it. The very suspicion of a discipline of 
distrust, of espionage from above or want of honour from 
below, was ever abhorrent to the Spirit of Oscott. Out 
went the " sneak " : out from the ranks above or from 
the ranks below, it mattered not out he went. And 
there arose, as the natural sequence, a great tradition of 
conscientiousness. Indeed this is one of the secondary 
meanings of my Latin word, Pietas: for loyal trust has 
ever this result that it is itself a discipline, and that 
Conscience, finding so grave a charge entrusted to it, 
braces itself to the task and proves itself worthy of its 
high commission. Hence an Oscott boy was a boy with 
whom Honour was the great Prefect, and for whom the 
bitterest punishment would be the feelings that his 
honour was doubted : better any amount of the ferule or 
the cane than that ! The thought of that would rankle, 
and in many a case, when the doubt was unjust and 
undeserved, that pain remained, and still remains when 
" lickings " and " canings " have become subjects for a 

The manly performance "of difficult and even perilous 
duty may be set down as the first result of this loyal 
conscientiousness, and that such has been the case 
amongst the sons of Oscott needs scarcely mention here. 
These pages bear ample testimony to the fruits of man- 
liness and even heroism borne by the Spirit of Oscott, 
whether in the higher fields of Apostolic patience, or the 


lowlier bravery of Christian soldiers and sailors by land 
and sea. If Waterloo was won on the fields of Eton, 
many another battle and many a greater, if human 
suffering and daring make a conflict great was won in 
the " bounds " of Oscott, and under the beeches of the 
Bandy Woods. The loyal interdependence of master and 
boy, the rule kept though no eye save that of the Great 
Master could mark its infringement, the free sacrifice of 
a quarter of an hour's play for Rosary or for a visit to 
our Lady's shrine, these belonged to the same spirit that 
a few years after led the soldier or the sailor to a fearless 
death beside his guns, or the missioner to a grave among 
the heathen, or the patriot to the scorn of friends and the 
severance of dearest ties. The lines of Burns, old 
favourites of many at Oscott, might have been the 
motto of such : 

" But where ye feel your honour grip, 
Let that aye be your border." 

That grip has been at times a death-grip, but, thank 
God, it has been the border-line of all true sons of St. 
Mary's. May it be ever so. The spirit that quickened 
quickens still. Changes in the outward garb, changes as 
it were of the flesh, that " profiteth nothing," such have 
been and will be to the end ; but there need be no 
change in the spirit. As long as Oscott looks down on 
to the valley from whence she once looked up, and even 
when her towers and courts as we know and love them 
have crumbled, and when, perchance, another Oscott 
other, yet the same may arise elsewhere, unchangingly 
amid the vicissitudes of time, may her Spirit still 
quicken the generations to come, uniting Past and 
Present in loyalty to what is just and free and honourable, 
and keeping pure and safe amid a rising tide of corruption, 
the Ark that has borne already, for a hundred years, so 
many trustful hearts the Ark that bears the name of 

A. R. 


from tfje 2?ecor6s of scott, 
1838 - 1888. 

OSCOTT, having honourably celebrated the Jubilee year of 
our Holy Father Leo XIII., and Her Gracious Majesty 
Queen Victoria, and thus manifested her loyalty and 
devotion to both spiritual and temporal authorities, now 
presents an opportunity to her alumni and friends of 
celebrating the completion of the first fifty years of 
earnest work nobly executed within the walls of her New 
Foundation : and there are probably few Oscotians, if 
any, to be found, who will not gladly unite in offering 
their grateful tribute of sincere congratulation to their 
Alma Mater on so auspicious an occasion. 

The history of those fifty years has yet to be written, 
and an abler pen must apply itself to the task, but at 
least in this Jubilee year it may be interesting to bring 
into prominence a few of the landmarks of Oscott's 
history, and therefore the following pages are humbly 
offered by a " gleaner after time " as a record perhaps not 
altogether unacceptable. 

It is too early also to write a complete history of those 
days, for of the ten who have occupied the presidential 
chair, four are with us still, whilst six have gone to their 
reward. It may, however, without offence, be said of 
them ' ; Tot capita, tot sensus," yet in justice it must also 
be said, that whatever their varying modes of rule may 
have been, they were undoubtedly, one and all, influenced 
by a singleness of purpose, viz., the promotion of the 
welfare and prosperity of the College entrusted to their 

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What the results of their labours have been it is not the 
purpose of this present writing to show, but if testimony 
were needed, the church and the learned professions, the 
army and navy, and many an old homestead in England 
and Ireland could tell how many ornaments to their 
profession, and how many saintly men Oscott has 
produced. And many of them have fearlessly and 
repeatedly proclaimed that it was to Oscott, next to the 
grace of God, that they attributed the measure of their 

Before proceeding to consider the historical incidents 
of the New Foundation it will be necessary to dwell for 
a moment on the earlier history of the College. And first 
with regard to its name. No one, as far as is known, has 
ever attempted to throw any light on the etymology of 
the word Oscott, yet it is a question of some interest. A 
large number of villages and hamlets in the neighbour- 
hood bear names terminating in " cote," and since many 
of these are undoubtedly of Celtic origin, possibly the 
terminal syllable of Oscott is also derived from " coit," 
"coed," a wood or grove. The origin however of the 
distinguishing particle, " os " or " aus," is not so clear. We 
know also that " Oscot " or " Osgod " was a famous per- 
sonal name in the time of Canute the Dane. Osgod 
Clapa was the Constable of the Kingdom in Canute's 
days, and singularly too there was a moneyor at York at 
the same time bearing the name of Osgod and Oscot, so 
that grounds are not wanting for attributing the now 
familiar name to some Danish settler. There is likewise 
the Saxon " cot, cote," which signifies a hut, cottage, or 
enclosure, so that it seems hard to decide whence Oscott 
derived its name. Possibly future research may result in 
some more decided and satisfactory opinion. 

In a secluded valley some two miles westward of the 
present College there was, in 1679, a cottage residence 
occupied by a missionary priest the Rev. Andrew 
Bromwich. This good priest lived in troublous times, 
for on August 13, 1679, he was tried and condemned to 


death at Stafford for being a priest resident in this 
country. He was subsequently, however, reprieved and 
returned to his home at Oscott where he died in 1702. 
Other missionary clergy succeeded him till, in 1794, the 
old house was enlarged and opened as a college and 
seminary, and the history of those years down to 1838 
has already been recorded by the Rev. W. J. Amherst, S.J., 
in the pages of the Oscotian. 

Many and great were the inconveniences of the old 
house as the number of students increased, till at last it 
was found impossible to enlarge and extend it further. 
In the year 1835 negotiations were entered into with Mr. 
Richard Fowler for the purchase of an estate denominated 
" Hawthorn Farm," then in his possession. The terms were 
finally settled on the 25th of March, and 7,152 paid for 
the land, consisting of 1 5 1 acres 2 roods 17 poles,the greater 
portion lying in the parish of Aston, and 10 acres within 
the parish of Sutton Coldfield. The "field names" 
present no special feature of interest save that of one 
described as " Jordan's grave," which is now a portion of 
the plantations. Active preparations were at once made 
for the erection of the New College, and Mr. Potter, an 
architect of Lichfield, appointed to take charge of the 
work. In this he was ably assisted by the Rev. John 
Kirk, of Lichfield, who was thoroughly acquainted with 
the requirements of a College and Seminary, and to 
whom indeed is attributed the greater part of the design 
of the interior arrangements. All the decorative stone 
work was placed in the hands of Mr. Roddis, of Birming- 
ham, and there is something more than a tradition that 
the statue of Our Lady over the entrance to the 
Church was perfected by Chantrey, the eminent sculptor, 
who was a friend of Mr. Roddis. Much of the interior 
decoration, and especially of the Church, was designed 
and directed by Mr. A. W. Pugin, then indeed but a 
young man barely twenty years of age, yet possessed of 
marvellous abilities. The work rapidly proceeded, since 
a doorway opening out of the cloister into the quadrangle 


NO. 19. 

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bears on its lintel the date 1835, which probably indicates 
the period of its completion. 

On the 28th of April, 1836, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Walsh, 
attended by about thirty of the clergy, solemnly laid the 
first stone of the Chapel of the New College ; on which 
occasion the Rev. Thos. McDonnell, of St. Peter's, 
Birmingham, delivered an extemporaneous and powerful 
discourse. Towards the close of 1837 the Chapel was 
completed, and the Sanctuary with its beautiful groined 
roof admirably decorated by Mr. Pugin. The Sanctuary 
is lighted by a central and two side windows. In the 
centre Cur Lady is represented crowned and bearing in 
her arms the Sacred Infant, and attended on her right by 
St. Gregory the Great and St. Catherine, and by St. 
Thomas of Canterbury and St. Cecilia on her left. 
St. Thomas is represented in an attitude of supplication 
to the Virgin, and bearing a scroll on which are the 
words, " interveni pro clero." 

The side windows, of three lights each, contain on the 
gospel side the figures of SS. John, Bartholomew, Peter, 
Matthew, Philip and Thaddeus ; and on the epistle side 
those of SS. James, Paul, Simon, Thomas, James and 

In the lower portion of the central lights in each side 
window are representations of kneeling figures in heraldic 
attire. On the epistle side is that of a man in armour 
bearing on his surcoat the following blazon : " Argent, 
a base vert, thereon a poplar tree supported by two lions 
rampant, proper, crowned or." These are the arms of 
Gandolfi of Lagneto, nobles of Genoa. On the gospel 
side a female figure is represented bearing on her mantle 
the foregoing blazon impaling " azure, on a bend embat- 
tled counter embattled, argent, a wolf passant between 
two escallops sable." These are the arms of Hornyold 
of Blackmore Park, Worcestershire. 

These windows were designed by Pugin and executed 
by Warrington of London, and mark an era in the 
history of glass staining in this country. They were 


erected in 1838 "as a remembrance of having been 
educated at Old Oscott " by Mr. John Vincent Gandolfi 
of East Sheen, co. Surrey, heir of the marquisates of 
Gandolfi, Melati, and Montecresengio (who assumed the 
name and arms of Hornyold in 1859), and to perpetuate 
the memory of his parents, John Vincent Gandolfi (who 
died 1818) and Teresa his wife (who died 1860), daughter 
of Thomas Hornyold of Blackmore Park (who died 
1813) and sister and heiress of Thomas Charles Hornyold 
(an Oscotian), who died Jan. 17, 1859. Thus the hopes 
and desires of many years were more than fulfilled when 
the noble pile of collegiate buildings and the magnificent 
church were completed and stood awaiting the dedication 
in the early days of 1838. 

Over the entrance to the college Dr. Walsh inscribed 
the legend, " Religioni ac bonis artibus," to serve as an 
enduring record of the intention of the Founder, and to 
point out to each student as he entered beneath it what 
the aim and the order of his future labours should be. 
And it is a subject for consolation and congratulation to 
the college in this Jubilee year to realise how many have 
successfully learned the lesson. 

1838. On Tuesday, May 29th, the High Altar was 
consecrated by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Walsh, the relics of 
SS. Peter, Agnes, Jerome and Philomena having been 
placed therein ; and on the Thursday following the 
church was solemnly dedicated to Our Lady and opened 
for public worship. The magnificence of the ceremony 
was especially striking in those days, for the Pontifical 
High Mass was in all probability the grandest that had 
ever been witnessed in England since the overthrow of 
religion in the sixteenth century. The celebrant was the 
Rt. Rev. Dr. Walsh, who was attended by the President 
Dr. Weedall as assistant priest, the Revds. John Moore and 
J. Nickolds officiating as deacon and subdeacon, and the 
Revds. G. Jefferies and James Moore as assistant deacons 
at the throne. There were present also the Rt. Revds. 
Dr. Baines and Dr. Briggs, Bishops respectively of the 

Western and Northern districts, and amongst other 
dignitaries occupying positions in the stalls was the 
Very Rev. W. B. Ullathorne, O.S.B., then Vicar General 
of New South Wales, now the Venerable Archbishop 
of Cabasa. The ceremonies were conducted by the 
Rev. J. Brown (afterwards Bishop of Shrewsbury) and 
Mr. A. Welby Pugin, who had been appointed Professor 
of Ecclesiastical Antiquities to the College. The sermon 
was preached by Dr. Weedall, who delivered a most 
eloquent discourse, based on the vi. chapter of Esdras. 

August 1st. The students who had remained in 
residence at the Old College during the usual summer 
vacation, removed to the New College on this day ; and 
shortly after the opening, the remains of several alumni, 
who had died at the Old College and had been there 
interred, were removed to the vaults beneath the 
Sanctuary of the new church. They were those of 
John Chrysostom Payne, Charles Hanford, Maurice 
O'Connell, and Groby Ferrers. 

The learned Dr. Rock, chaplain to the Earl of Shrews- 
bury, visited the College on October ist. 

1839. March i6th. The first ordination at the New 
College was held on this day, when the Rt. Rev. Dr. Walsh 
conferred the Sacred Order of the Priesthood on the 
Revs. James Griffin, George Jefferies, George Bent, and 
B. Bonney. 

June 1 5th. A valuable present, unique of its kind, was 
made on this date to the College. It consisted of a 
History of England from the Roman to the end of the 
Tudor period, in twelve large folio volumes, made up of 
a series of engravings, with occasional remarks and 
illustrations, extracted from different authors ; and like- 
wise of fifty volumes of Travels, large folios, containing 
descriptive drawings and letters, both the work of James 
Forbes, F.R.S. This collection was presented to Oscott 
College by Charles Count de Montalembert, the grandson 
of the author. The following is the inscription on the 

first page, in the handwriting of Count Montalembert : 
"This collection is presented to the Catholic College of 
St. Mary's, Oscott, as the best means of preserving it, 
and as a token of great respect and ardent sympathy by 
the author's grandson, Charles Count de Montalembert, 
June 15, 1839." 

August 1 5th. The Festival of the Assumption was 
celebrated with great magnificence and an eloquent 
sermon preached by Dr. Weedall. It was a day of happy 
memory to Oscotians, being the 45th anniversary of the 
foundation and solemn dedication of the Old College, 
and the 3ist anniversary of its re-dedication by the " New 
Government." Amongst the visitors present on this 
occasion were the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Prince and 
Princess Doria, Sir Patrick and Lady Bellew and family, 
Dr. Wiseman, Messrs. Talbot, Clifford, and Wolseley. It 
was about this date that the Earl of Shrewsbury pre- 
sented a valuable collection of pictures to the College. 

On Monday, the 28th of October, a most interesting 
meeting was held in the library at Oscott, when, in 
presence of a large number of the clergy and friends of 
the College, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Walsh made a formal 
presentation of the celebrated Marini Library which, by 
the advice of Dr. Wiseman, he had recently purchased 
in Rome. Addresses were subsequently presented to 
Dr. Walsh and Dr. Wiseman, numerous speeches made, 
odes recited, and music not forgotten. It may be worth 
noting that Dr. Weedall, in gracefully acknowledging the 
benefaction, expressed the wish that as the Bodleian had 
rescued the name of Sir Thomas Bodley from oblivion, 
so the Walshian Library should pass current on the 
tongue when time and tides should have carried the 
founder to his monument. It is gratifying to know that 
this wish has been, and is still being fulfilled. 

1840. On the 1 8th of February a Royal Warrant 
was issued admitting St. Mary's College, Oscott, to 
participate in the privileges conferred by Royal Charter 
on the University of London. 


The Rev. Dr. Weedall announced on the 26th of March 
that a preparatory school had been opened for children 
of younger years at the old college, and placed under 
the care of the Rev. W. Foley. 

Her Majesty Queen Victoria celebrated her marriage 
with H.R.H. Prince Albert, Duke of Saxony, Prince of 
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, on Feb. the ioth,and on the i8th 
of March the superiors and students of Oscott presented 
an illuminated address of congratulation accompanied by 
a beautifully executed gold medal of the college. This 
" loyal and dutiful address " and " elegant medal " were 
graciously accepted and duly acknowledged on March 
the 25th by the Secretary of State, the Marquis of 

The Rev. Dr. Weedall, the president, having been 
nominated Vicar-Apostolic of the Northern District, set 
out for Rome on the 22nd of June to petition for a 
release from the dignity and responsibility. This was 
ultimately granted him, and he returned, but not to 
Oscott, and laboured on the mission till he was reinstated 
in 1853 as president again of the college he had loved 
and ruled so well. 

On the Qth of September the Rt. Rev. Dr. Wiseman 
(who had been consecrated in Rome on the 8th of June) 
arrived at Oscott, and was appointed Coadjutor Bishop 
to Dr. Walsh and President of Oscott. Within two days 
he officially announced his presidency and the appoint- 
ment of the Rev. H. F. C. Logan, D.C.L., as vice- 
president of the college. 

On the 2 1st of the same month Dr. Wareing, who had 
held the position of Prefect of Discipline in the college, 
and also for two years had been its Vice-President, was 
consecrated Vicar Apostolic of the Western District in 
the College Chapel. He had the honour of being the 
first Oscott student raised to the Episcopate. The 
consecrating Bishop was Dr. Walsh, who was assisted by 
Bishops Wiseman and Brown. The venerable Dr. 
Collier, the newly-appointed Vicar Apostolic of the 


Mauritius, now living retired at Coventry, was also 
present. The sermon was preached by the Hon. and 
Rev. George Spencer. 

In the month of October the library at Oscott was 
enriched by a valuable collection of works graciously 
presented by his Holiness Gregory XVI. 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Wiseman held his first ordination in 
this country at Oscott on the 2 1st of December, and 
ordained the Revs. Walter Keen and James O'Farrell 
for the Midland District. On the same day, at Ushaw, 
the Rev. Francis Mostyn, an alumnus of Oscott, was 
consecrated Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District. 

1841. The month of June in this year was one of 
glorious and happy memory for the Diocese and the 
College. Some few years before (viz., Jan. 1834) it had 
been determined to erect a church in Birmingham that 
should be more " worthy the dignity of Catholic worship," 
and some effort was made to carry out the work. Little 
however was accomplished till Dr. Walsh, in 1839, 
determined upon the erection of a cathedral church on 
the site of the old chapel of St. Chad. To this he was 
undoubtedly moved by the wonderful discovery in 1837 
of the long lost relics of St. Chad. These were found (it 
is commonly said "accidentally," though can we not 
recognise the Providence of God) in the chapel at Aston 
Hall, near Stone. A due investigation of the discovery 
was made by Dr. Walsh and Dr. Wiseman, who completely 
satisfied themselves, and laid such evidence before His 
Holiness Gregory XVI. as to enable him to approve the 
relics as genuine. On the I5th of June they were brought 
from Aston to Oscott by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Wiseman 
attended by the Rev. G. Morgan, of Uttoxeter, and the 
Rev. Benjamin Hulme, of Aston Hall. These venerated 
relics of the sainted Bishop of Mercia and the founder of 
Lichfield's see were joyfully received at the college gates 
and borne in procession to the chapel where for five days 
they reposed in the sanctuary, hallowing the seminary, 
till on Sunday, June 2Oth, they were solemnly translated 


to the new cathedral church of the diocese which was 
consecrated on the following Tuesday. 

On the 9th of November His Holiness Gregory XVI., 
by diploma, conferred the dignity of Doctor of Divinity 
upon the Rev. J. Kirk, of Lichfield, who had been for 
many years a faithful friend to Oscott. 

1842. A new altar of carved stone was erected in a 
side chapel and consecrated on April 4th by Bishop 
Wiseman. The relics of St. Betalion, St. Bonianus, and 
St. Severus, were deposited within the altar stone ; the 
altar was dedicated to St. George and St. Patrick, and 
was a benefaction of Mr. Augustus Welby Pugin. 

One of the earliest results of the Tractarian movement 
was the conversion of Mr. Peter le Page Renouf, of 
Pembroke College, Oxon, who shortly after his reception 
into the Church was confirmed at Oscott by Bishop 
Wiseman on Whitsunday, the I5th of May. 

On October 28th the Rev. R. Willson was consecrated, 
at Nottingham, Bishop of Hobarton, Tasmania the 
third student raised to the Episcopal dignity. 

Father Mathew, the "Apostle" of Temperance, visited 
the College during the year and addressed the students 
on his favourite topic. 

1843. The Rev. William Foley died on the nth of 
February, and was interred on the I4th in the vault 
beneath the Sanctuary. 

On the 1 8th of December, His Royal Highness Henri 
de Bourbon, Comte de Chambord, Due de Bordeaux, etc., 
honoured the College by a visit. He had previously 
made the acquaintance and accepted the hospitality of 
the President when in Rome. Dr. Wiseman and the 
Hon. and Rev. George Spencer met their distinguished 
visitor in Birmingham, and carriages from Dee's brought 
the Prince and his suite to the College. The whole of 
the first floor was set apart for the convenience of the 
party, who lunched, dined, and remained for a night. A 
concert was also given and addresses in various languages 
presented. An extra week's holiday was granted in 
honour of the occasion. 

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1844. During the year, the great " Liberator," Daniel 
O'Connell, Esq., M.P., visited the College. A grand 
concert was given in his honour, and an address presented, 
to which he replied in a long and interesting speech. 

1845. This was a memorable year in the history of 
Oscott, on account of the large number of converts from 
the Established Church, to whom Oscott opened her 
hospitable doors. On the nth of May, Bishop Wiseman 
administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to Benjamin 
Butland and St. George Mivart, and on the I5th of 
August, to William Ward, John D. Dalgairns, Frederick 
Bowles, and Richard Stanton. The 9th of October was a 
never to be forgotten day, for its closing hours witnessed 
the reception into the one fold of our now venerated 
Cardinal Newman. He was conditionally baptised at 
Littlemore by Fr. Dominic, and on the Feast of All 
Saints received at Oscott the grace of Confirmation in 
company with Ambrose St. John, John Walker, and 
Frederick Oakley And later in the same year, Thomas 
William Marshall and Henry J. Marshall, converts also 
from the Established Church, were admitted to the same 

1846. On New Year's Day, Dr. Wiseman administered 
the Sacrament of Confirmation at Oscott to four more 
clerical converts, whose names have since been prominent 
in the Catholic world. These were J. Brande Morris, H. 
Formby, G. Burder, and E. E. Estcourt. And this year 
witnessed also the reception into the church of the now 
revered Provost Northcote, to whom Oscott owes so 
much for his seventeen years' able administration of 
the college. 

On Sunday, June 2ist, His Holiness Pius IX. was 
crowned as Sovereign Pontiff, and on the same day the 
Rt. Rev. W. B. Ullathorne, O.S.B., was consecrated 
Bishop of Hetalona, at Coventry, in the Church of 
St. Osburg, which he had erected, and opened on the 9th 
of September, 1845. 


During the presidency of Dr. Wiseman was built the 
Chapel of St. Nicholas, at Maney, for the greater con- 
venience of the Catholics in the neighbourhood. This 
chapel is now served by the Benedictine Fathers of 

1847. In the autumn of this year Dr. Wiseman was 
summoned to London and appointed Vicar Apostolic of 
the "London District, on August the 29th, in succession to 
Dr. Griffiths. The Rev. H. F. C. Logan, the Vice-Presi- 
dent of the College, succeeded him as President, and the 
Rev. Rodolphus Bagnall was appointed as Vice-President. 

1848. On the 28th of July the Rt. Rev. Dr. Ullathorne 
was translated from the Western to the Central District, 
and enthroned in St. Chad's Cathedral on the 3oth of 
August in the presence of about ninety of his clergy. 

In September of this year Dr. Logan resigned the 
presidency and the Very Rev. John Moore, D.D., was 
appointed to succeed him, and the Rev. R. Bagnall con- 
tinued as Vice-President. 

1849. Dr. Walsh, Bishop of Cambysopolis, Grand 
Vicar of the London District, and formerly of the Central 
District and Founder of the New College of Oscott, died 
in London on Feb. i8th. 

On- the 4th of March Daniel Costello, one of the 
alumni of the college, died at Oscott, and was interred 
in the vault beneath the sanctuary. 

June 1 2th. This was a noteworthy day in the annals 
of Oscott, when the students made their first public 
appearance in the cricket field. The first Oscotian 
match was played at Sutton with the Sutton club, and 
ultimately resulted in a great victory for Oscott. Dr. 
Moore, the president, entered fully into the excitement 
of the day, and rode to and fro between the college and 
the park to note and report the progress of the game. 

This was not the only instance, however, in which 
Dr. Moore displayed his interest in the public games of 
the students. The great " national game " of bandy, 
which had been played at the Bandy Woods in the olden 

times, was continued after the students removed to the 
new college, and is played on the same ground still. In 
praise of this game Dr. Moore composed an ode, which 
young Oscotians still love to sing at the close of the 
festivities on the feast of S. Cecily. As the heartiness of 
the singing sometimes renders the words of the song 
difficult to detect, they are given here for the information 
of those to whom, perchance, the chorus alone is familiar. 


Lo ! from the Coldfield the Genius of Bandy 
Comes capering light o'er the thistles and fern ; 
Down with your fiddlesticks, Muses, be handy ; 
Welcome, oh ! welcome the Hero's return ! 

Now let famed Oscott's pride 

Leave Perry's freezing tide, 
Brace on their buskins and haste to the fray ; 

And may the hills about 

Answer the sturdy shout, 
" Bandy and broken shins, Hurrah ! Hurrah ! " 

Rounders and cricket-bats yield to the Bandy Ball ! 
Button Woods ! Button Woods ! cease to be heard ! 
Fearless and jovial, heart, muscle, voice and all, 
Join in the combat for Bandy's the word ! 

Soon shall the beechen grove, 

Nodding its crest above, 
Ring to the echoes of mirth and dismay ; 

Whilst buzzing all around, 

Murmurs the direful sound 
" Bandy and broken shins, Hurrah ! Hurrah ! " 

Haste then ! Let England parade in the middle, 
Ireland and Spain wriggle in where they can, 
Whilst Scotland keeps time with the bag-pipe and fiddle, 
And a prim little Frenchman careers in the van ; 

With lusty and dauntless coups, 

Cease not the ball to bruise 
'Fill it be shattered and battered away ; 

Then raise the grand quartette 

Louder and louder yet, 
" Bandy and broken shins, Hurrah ! Hurrah ! 


Lazy old soakers ! come, learn to be bolder, 
Hope is your breastplate and valour your shield ; 
Then buckle your bandy tight on your shoulder, 
With pluck in your pocket, and off to the field ! 

Dread not yon timber's might, 

Dread not yon stalwart wight ; 
Think not of danger as you rush to the fray, 

And soon as the battle 's o'er, 

Echo the joyous roar 
" Bandy and broken shins Hurrah ! Hurrah !" 

1850. On the 25th of May Joseph Gibbons, a clerical 
student, died at Oscott and was interred beneath the 
sanctuary on the 3ist 

In this year His Holiness Pius IX. by Letters Apostolic 
decreed the restoration of the Hierarchy to England, and 
defined the dioceses and named the sees. The decree 
was dated at Rome on the 29th of September, and on the 
following day Dr. Wiseman the new Archbishop of 
Westminster was created a cardinal. On the following 
2/th of October Dr. Ullathorne took formal possession of 
the Cathedral Church of St. Chad as the first Bishop of 

1851. Two of the newly-created sees were filled by 
members of the College. Dr. Errington, who had been a 
very energetic Prefect of Studies, was consecrated Bishop of 
Plymouth on the 25th of July ; and Dr. Brown, who had 
also filled the same office, and was moreover an alumnus 
of Oscott, was consecrated first Bishop of Shrewsbury, 
by Cardinal Wiseman, July 2/th. 

Dr. Ullathorne having generously placed the old 
college at the disposal of the Sisters of Mercy residing 
at Handsworth, who were desirous of establishing an 
orphanage, an appeal was issued this year for funds to 
commence and continue the work. Donations were 
received by Dr. Weedall, then at Handsworth, and by 
Dr. Moore, the president of the college. 

On the 2 ist of December Dr. Kirk died at Lichfield in 
his 92nd year, and on the 6/th anniversary of his first 


mass said in Rome, on the feast of St. Thomas the 
Apostle. His old friend Dr. Weedall sang the Requiem 
Mass, and Dr. Moore with the clergy and choir of Oscott 
were present on the occasion. 

1852. The first Provincial Synod of Westminster was 
held at Oscott during the month of July in this year. 
Thus a distinguished honour was conferred upon the 
college, though indeed it seemed befitting that the first 
synod should be held within the heart of England, and 
moreover within the diocese of one who, from the moment 
of his consecration, had laboured so earnestly and so 
successfully in obtaining for England the blessing of a 
restored hierarchy. It was on this occasion that Dr. 
Newman delivered the exquisite discourse which was 
afterwards published under the title of the " Second 
Spring." Cardinal Manning was also one of the 

John Talbot, i6th Earl of Shrewsbury, one of Oscott's 
greatest benefactors, died at Naples, on Nov. loth. His 
remains were brought to this country and interred at 
Alton, on Dec. I4th, when Dr. Weedall delivered a 
magnificent funeral discourse, which, as a contemporary 
writer observed, " did honour both to his head and his 

1853. During the month of April of this year, a most 
unfortunate and unlocked for incident occurred, which for 
a short time deprived the Diocese of its Bishop and the 
College of its President. On April the 23rd, the President 
issued a circular letter to the parents of the students 
announcing his enforced absence, and quoted by way 
of explanation the following paragraph from the 
" Birmingham Journal." 

"We regret to say, that a very painful instance of 
Banking liability has occurred during the last few days 
to two gentlemen of this town and neighbourhood. The 
Rt. Rev. Dr. Ullathorne and Dr. Moore, President of 
Oscott College, have been arrested under the following 
circumstances, which cannot fail to excite considerable 
sympathy in their regard. 


NO. 20. 


" Some years ago, when the Rt. Rev. Dr. Walsh was 
Bishop of the Midland district, a Catholic gentleman 
named Browne Mostyn, was desirous of endowing a 
mission in Oxfordshire, and having selected Radford 
as the locality most in need of assistance, he transferred 
80 shares in the Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire 
Banking Co., to the names of the Vicar Apostolic of the 
Midland district and the President of Oscott College for 
the time being, whoever they might be, as trustees for the 
charity. In this way the trust devolved upon Dr. 
Ullathorne and Dr. Moore, and they became ex-officio 
trustees of the property, but without possessing one 
farthing beneficial interest in the transaction. 

" About two years ago however, the Bank failed with 
heavy liabilities, and Dr. Ullathorne and Dr. Moore 
entered into an agreement to pay 1,000, which they 
borrowed for that purpose, under the expectation that no 
further claim would be made upon them. 

" Notwithstanding their hopes a call of 60 a share, 
minus the 1,000, was made upon them, amounting to 
3,800. Notice of payment was served and answer 
returned that it was utterly impossible to meet the 
demand, that the money already paid had been raised at 
the inconvenience of friends, and that all that could be 
done was to surrender the actual personal property of 
which they were possessed, including library, &c., 
amounting to 200. This proposal was refused. Pro- 
ceedings were taken, and eventually, on Tuesday last, 
Dr. Ullathorne was arrested at his residence in Bath 
Street by Mr. Badham ; and, yesterday, Dr. Moore was 
arrested at Oscott College. 

"These two gentlemen are now in custody, never 
having received one farthing consideration for the onerous 
liability which they have unconsciously incurred. They 
have no alternative, therefore, but to pass through the 
Insolvency Court, as the only means of obtaining their 


During the month of June in this year Dr. Moore 
retired from the presidency, and, to the very great gratifi- 
cation of all Oscotians, the Very Rev. Dr. Weedall 
returned to Oscott as President again on the 2nd of July. 
1854. On the 3rd Sunday of Lent the College was 
honoured by a visit from the great French Dominican 
orator, Pere Henri Lacordaire, who preached during the 
mass on the text Luke xi. 27. 

On the Qth of May, Dr. Weedall was raised by the late 
Pope Pius IX. to the dignity of Domestic Prelate of His 
Holiness. This high mark of favour from the Holy See 
came quite unexpectedly ; but happily at a time when 
he was about to keep the fiftieth year of his connection 
with Oscott. A festival, commemorating both events, 
was accordingly celebrated on the nth of June, to 
which his old friends and fellow-students were invited. 
Addresses were presented by the superiors and students, 
and finally by the Bishop of the Diocese. Monsignor 
Weedall entered the old College as a student on June 
nth, 1804, and was ordained priest by Dr. Milner on 
April 6th, 1814. 

1855. During this year the second Provincial Synod 
was held at Oscott. 

On September the i6th the Rev. William Vaughan, 
Vicar-General of the diocese of Clifton, was consecrated 
Bishop of Plymouth, being the fifth student raised to the 
episcopal dignity. 

1856. In the early days of this year his Eminence 
Cardinal Wiseman displayed his continued interest in the 
college by giving the Annual Retreat to the students. 
For this act of kindness and condescension they presented 
him with an address of thanks signed by E. C. Acton, 
the Public Man. To this his Eminence replied on March 
1 9th, and assured them that no introduction or recom- 
mendation to him was ever more acceptable, or surer to 
secure an affectionate reception than the simple epithet 
of " Oscotian " written on anyone's card, 

On the 22nd of April James Kearney, one of the 
alumni, died at Oscott, and was interred beneath the 
sanctuary on the 25th. 

1857. In November of this year Monsignor Weedall 
issued a circular letter, in which he pointed out the need 
of erecting an academic hall. An exhibition room was 
designed and provided when the college was first built, 
but on the presentation of the Marini or Walshian 
Library, the president was compelled to transform it into 
a library ; and therefore, as Dr. Weedall remarked, 
though " such good fortune can never be called misfor- 
tune," yet, in the matter of an exhibition room, it caused 

1858. On July the 4th, the Rev. Francis Kerril Amherst, 
Missionary Rector of Stafford, was consecrated Bishop of 
Northampton, in the College chapel, by His Eminence 
Cardinal Wiseman. He was the sixth student raised to 
the Episcopal dignity. 

Angelo Corpi, a student, died on the /th of December, 
and was buried on the loth in the vault beneath the 

1859. On the 7th of November, after a long and 
severe illness, Monsignor Weedall died at Oscott and his 
remains were laid to rest in the vault beneath the 
sanctuary four days later. His Lordship, Dr. Ullathorne, 
in his letter to the clergy announcing the death, very 
truly said of him, " In his vigour of life he raised that 
College (Oscott) up in its splendour, and at the voice of 
obedience left it prospering ; at the same voice of 
obedience he returned again to it in its hour of difficulty, 
and expended on its service all the energies of life that 
yet remained to him. God blessed his work, and now 
He has been pleased to take the workman." 

On the day of his funeral a meeting was held at Oscott 
in which it was determined to perpetuate the memory of 
the revered President and Prelate by the erection of a 
Chantry Chapel, the cost of which was estimated at about 

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On the death of Monsignor Weedall, Dr. Morgan was 
appointed President of Oscott and the Rev. J. S. Northcote 

In the summer of this year the third Provincial Synod 
was held at Oscott. 

1860. On the 6th of July the Rev. Dr. Morgan retired 
from the presidency to which the Rev. J. Spencer 
Northcote succeeded, and the Rev. William Grosvenor 
was appointed Vice-President. His Lordship, Dr. 
Ullathorne, formally announced the appointments on 
July the loth. 

The College Festival on St. Cecily's Day was attended 
by an unusually large number of old Oscotians and 
friends of the College. Amongst the visitors were their 
Lordships Dr. Brown, of Shrewsbury, and Dr. Amherst, 
of Northampton ; Lord Southwell, Capt. Knight, the 
Hon. and Rev. E. Stonor, &c. 

1861. On the 6th of January His Holiness Pius IX. 
conferred the dignity of Doctor of Divinity on the 
President, having in the past year promoted him to a 
canonry in the Cathedral Church of St. Chad. On the 
3Oth of January His Lordship Dr. Ullathorne, accom- 
panied by the chapter and clergy of Birmingham, visited 
the College, and invested the President with the symbols 
of his new dignity. 

In this year, on the 25th of June, the " Oscotian 
Society " was founded. " Its primary object was to 
establish a centre of union for Oscotians and friends of 
the College, and to renew from year to year, by meeting 
at Midsummer, the old associations which connect them 
with Alma Mater." The Society also offers prizes for 
competition amongst the students, and devotes a portion 
of its funds to the material improvement of the Chapel 
and College, and in encouraging the public games. 

On the 2Qth of June the Sacred Order of the Priest- 
hood was conferred upon the Rev. Edward Ilsley, now 
the estimable and beloved Bishop of Birmingham. 

The Very Rev. Dr. Morgan, sometime President of 
Oscott, died very suddenly of heart disease at Scatterford, 
in Gloucestershire, on the 25th of November, and was 
buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Coedangred, in 
Monmouthshire, on the 29th. The Very Rev. Canon 
Bagnall attended and sang the Requiem Mass. 

1862. The Chantry Chapel erected by the College 
and friends to the memory of Monsignor Weedall was 
completed during the Christmas vacation, and solemnly 
blessed by Dr. Northcote on January the i/th. It 
contains two altars, dedicated one to the " Sacred Heart," 
the other to the "Immaculate Conception." On the floor 
at the entrance is a brass plate bearing the following 
inscription : 

"0rate pro attima Rennet IDeeball, S&.Q., qui 
r>ixit annos Ixxt, e quibus xliii, in collegia 
Oscotiano exegit, a juoentute 2ilumnus postea 
interjecto annorum xiii. spatio bis Hector benique 
(Episcopatus onere quo D. papa (Bregorius xr>i. 
ilium cumulare t>olebat ab pebes papa* ipsius 
fyumillime beposito primus Capituli Birmingham- 
iensis prcepositus et prelatus papa? bomesticus 
creatus Ijic inter suos biem supremum obiit anno 
Cfyristi mbccclix. oii. 3bus riopembres et in 
Capella bujus Collegii sepultus est. Canti 
niri, amid, sacerbotis memoriam consert?aturi 
cantariam fyanc abbita 5 am i^ ar ^ ss ^ morum P e 
exstruenbam curar>ere (Bulielmus Bernarbus p : 
Birm: Hectorque et alumni 0scotiant Zlnno 
mbccclxii.' ; 

An unfortunate outbreak of scarlatina occurred in the 
month of October. This was apparently subdued ; but 
on its re-appearance in November, the president deemed 
it advisable to suspend the studies and to dismiss the 
students for greater safety to their homes. 


On the 1 8th of November the Rev. Edmund Knight 
was appointed vice-president of the college. 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Miiller, Bishop of Munster, in West- 
phalia, with his chaplain and the Rev. Mr. Purcell, of 
the German Church in London, honoured the college by 
a visit. 

1863. Matthias Cossio, a student of the college, died 
at Torquay (whither he had been sent for the benefit of 
his health) on the i8th of May. His remains were 
brought to the college and interred on the 23rd. This 
was the first burial in the new cemetery on the south 
side of the church. 

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening of the 
New College was kept on the Exhibition Day, in the 
July of this year. His Eminence Cardinal Wiseman, 
Monsignor Manning, and other distinguished visitors 
assembled to mark the event. 

1864. At Carstairs, on the ist of October, by a 
sudden death, passed away the Hon. and Rev. George 
Spencer, in religion, Fr. Ignatius of St. Paul, Passionist. 
He was the youngest son of George John, Earl Spencer, 
K.G., and was born on the 2ist of December, 1799. In 
the year 1822 he became a minister of the Established 
religion, but was received into the Church in January, 
1830, by the Rev. Fr. Caestryck, at Leicester. On the 
26th of May, 1832, he was ordained priest in Rome, and 
came to Oscott in April or May, 1839, where the spiritual 
charge of the students was entrusted to him. Two 
missions, Dudley and West Bromwich, had already been 
founded by the means he had provided, and the ground 
upon which the present College of Oscott stands was 
bought chiefly with the money he gave to Dr. Walsh. 
He remained at Oscott till the close of 1846, when he 
entered the Passionist novitiate. During his life at 
Oscott the great Tractarian movement occurred, and in 
one of his letters in ^846 he stated that on one occasion 
there were twelve who had been Anglican clergymen 


assisting at his mass, and there were three more in the 
College at the same time. 

The College received a visit during this year from the 
Very Rev. Fr. Jandel, the General of the Dominican 

1865. His Eminence Cardinal Wiseman died in 
London on the I5th of February. 

The Hon. Thomas Stonor, eldest son of Thomas 
Stonor, Baron Camoys, died on the 28th of May. He 
was the founder of the " Oscotian Society," and as such 
his memory is perpetuated on the mural tablet erected 
by the society within the Weedall Chantry. 

His Eminence Cardinal Reisach honoured the 
College by a visit in this year. On this occasion His 
Eminence witnessed for the first time in his life the 
" national " game of cricket, and expressed almost 
unbounded surprise at the readiness with which all 
obeyed the decision of the umpires. His visit to England 
was purposely to study the English character, and he 
drew from this game of cricket a conclusion that 
Englishmen must naturally be submissive to authority. 

1866. The early days of this year proved a time of 
much anxiety to the president, and, indeed, to all 
Oscotians. In the preceding year it had been 
found necessary summarily to dismiss one of the 
senior students for organising a plan whereby a 
section of his companions was brought into contempt 
and their school-life rendered intolerable. Under these 
circumstances the president determined on a course of 
prompt and resolute action which was equally necessary 
for the extermination of the evil and the protection of the 
defenceless minority. But unfortunately, in an attempt 
to prevent further communication with his fellow students 
the youth was confined to his room (which was locked), 
and thus deprived of his liberty for an hour or more 
previous to his leaving the college. Thus a technical 
" assault " was committed which resulted in an action at 
law being laid against the president and the prefect of 

discipline. The case, Fitzgerald v. Northcote, came before 
the Lord Chief Justice Cockburn on Feb. 5th, 6th, and 
7th, and resulted in a nominal verdict for the plaintiff 
with damages assessed at 5. This verdict carried costs, 
which amounted in the whole to well nigh 800. Friends 
however came to the rescue, and Mr. George Blount 
(though not even an Oscotian) set on foot a subscription 
list which when completed secured for the college and the 
president an entire freedom from anxiety from the 
pecuniary point of view. For this noble and disinterested 
act the Oscotian Society presented a vote of thanks and 
an address to him, and enrolled Mr. Blount's name 
amongst the Honorary Members of the Society. 

The shadow of gloom that hung over the college 
during those anxious days was dispelled by ths brilliant 
reception accorded to the president on his return. He 
was welcomed at the lodge by the assembled students 
in rounds of ringing cheers, and drawn by them in his 
carriage in triumph to the college doors ; and there, by 
the hand of their Public Man, Mr. Osmund C. de Lisle, 
he was presented with an address (illuminated by 
one of their number, the Hon. William Petre, now 
the thirteenth baron), in which these words occur : 
" We feel that it is quite needless for us to express our 
sympathy with you upon the issue of the late trial ; for, 
in spite of the verdict, we are all perfectly satisfied you 
have won your cause in the opinion of all who understand 
its merits." And the public press, both in London and 
the provinces, pronounced a similar opinion. 

The students were, however, not content with a mere 
verbal expression of their views, but offered a more tan- 
gible proof of their good-will and sympathy in the 
presentation of a costly jewelled ciborium,* whilst the 

* The ciborium bore the following inscription : "Admodum Rev. 
Dom. Jacobo S. Northcote, D.D., et Collegii Stse Mariae de Oscott 
Piaesidi, Sacerdoti venerando. Rectori sequo, Parent! benevolo, hoc 
ciborium, ejusdem collegii alumni gratissimum pietatis officium exequentes 
dant, dicant, dedicant." 

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students in divinity presented a magnificent altar missal 
in token of their gratitude. 

And one further result of the trial also deserves a 
record. A Catholic parent of noble family so thoroughly 
appreciated the spirit and the action of the President 
under the trying circumstances that he wrote to secure 
admission to the College for one of his sons after the 
next vacation ; distinctly stating that his choice had been 
determined by what he had learnt of the College from 
the trial. 

The north cloister, which hitherto had been open to 
the quadrangle and much exposed to the weather, was 
enclosed during the month of November by a dwarf wall 
with glazing above and a central door leading to the 
quadrangle. Thus a great improvement was effected, 
which was rendered all the more necessary since the 
erection of the new Academic Hall on the north side of 
this cloister. 

1867. On the 3Oth of January, Maurice Noel Welman, 
a former student of Oscott, died in London from the 
effects of an accident. Having expressed a particular 
desire, in his last days, that he might be buried at Oscott, 
his remains were there interred on the 3rd of February. 
A memorial window was erected by his family over the 
Altar of the Sacred Heart, near which he lies ; and his 
fellow-students placed a white marble cross at the head 
of his grave. 

In July of this year Dr. Northcote announced that an 
additional advantage had been effected by the construction 
of a new swimming bath within the grounds of the college. 
Hitherto, the students of the new college, as of the old, 
had bathed in the river at Perry Barr, which was several 
miles distant. The new pool is 80 yards in length and 
30 in width, and ranges from three to six feet in depth. 
Suitable sheds were erected and embankments thrown up 
and planted ; the cost of the whole amounting to about 
400. It appears that the inauguration of the bath took 
place on the 5th of May. 


1868. A solemn Requiem Mass was sung on May 22nd 
for the repose of the soul of the Rev. Charles Pearson, 
who died at Newbury on Sunday, the i/th. Mr Pearson 
had been the procurator at Oscott for some years previous 
to 1866, when he was sent to St. Peter's Mission in 

During the summer of this year a melancholy accident 
befel Vincent Hill, one of the junior students. He was 
seriously injured by a fall from the roller in the cricket 
field but lingered for several weeks and died on the 2ist 
of July, and was interred in the cemetery on the following 

In the month of November another serious outbreak of 
scarlatina and diphtheria occurred at the College, and 
much anxiety and excitement prevailed for some days. 
On the 4th of December the Rev. James O'Brien (sub- 
deacon) fell a victim to the disease, and was buried on the 
6th, and a few days later Cecil Francis Petre, one of the 
younger students, also died and was buried on the I3th. 
The majority of the students left Oscott. early in the 
month of December. 

1869. The Rev. Walter Martin died at Oscott, after 
a lingering illness, on the I2th of February in his 35th 
year, and was buried in the cemetery on the I5th. He 
had held the office of Prefect of Discipline from 1860 to 
1864, when he was sent to S. Chad's Cathedral, in Bir- 
mingham, but returned to Oscott in his last illness. He 
was a man of great character, talent and promise, and 
was universally regretted. 

On the 1 4th of April the Rev. Thomas Stevens 
(deacon) died at Sutton Coldfield, and was buried in the 
college cemetery on the iyth. 

On the I /th of October, to the universal regret of 
Oscotians, by whom he was much beloved and respected, 
died Osmund Charles de Lisle, of Garendon and Grace- 
Dieu, in his 2 1st year. Dr. Northcote, the president, 
was present at his burial and delivered a pathetic 


(From a Photograph by Lambert Weston & Son, Dover.) 

NO. 21. 

The Army, 

In November Arthur St. George, the Public Man, and 
Arthur Ryan, the late P.M., issued a circular letter 
announcing the necessity of providing a new cricket 
ground for the use of the students, and asking for assist- 
ance to enable them to carry out the work. 

In December of this year Dr. Northcote announced 
the opening of a new gymnasium at the college. This 
was highly appreciated and much frequented by the 

1870. Mr. Charles Jefferies, who for many years had 
been Professor of Classics in the college, died, after much 
suffering, on Feb. /th, and was buried on the loth. 

On the 23rd of April Alfred Zouch Palmer, who had 
recently arrived as a student, died, and was buried on 
the 30th. 

A very magnificent display of the aurora borealis was 
observed at the College in the evening. So extraordinary 
and brilliant was its character that the students were 
allowed in the " bounds " after the usual closing hour to 
witness it. 

1871. On the 1 2th of January an old and highly 
esteemed alumnus of Oscott died at the Priory, Little 
Malvern. This was Sir Arnold Knight, M.D., the father 
of the well-beloved Vice-President of the College. 

Monsignor Ignatius Montes de Oca, a former student at 
Oscott, who had been recently consecrated by His Holi- 
ness Pius IX. Bishop of Tamaulipas in Mexico, honoured 
the College by a visit on the 25th of April in this year, 
accompanied by the Visconti de la Vega, Canonico 
Sambucetti, and Signor Placci of Florence. 

About this date, a valuable addition was made to the 
gallery of paintings at Oscott by the presentation of the - 
portrait of Dr. Northcote, painted by Mr. Herbert, R.A. 

1872. By the exertions of the President, the magni- 
ficent carved oak altar rails, formerly in the Church at 
Oscott, but removed some years afterwards to Chelsea, 
were restored to their old position at Oscott. 


On the 3Oth of June of this year Monsignor Howard, 
Vicar of S. Peter's, was consecrated Archbishop of Neo- 
Caesarea and coadjutor to the Cardinal Bishop of 

1874. A memorable incident occurred on the Exhibi- 
tion Day this year, when Magrath F. Fegen, a distinguished 
student, was again presented with the Silver Examination 
Medal, a prize which he had earned and received in the 
three previous years. 

At the festivities of St. Cecily's day, held on the 26th 
of November, a large number of visitors assembled to 
welcome the newly consecrated Bishop of Nottingham, 
the Rt. Rev. Edward G. Bagshawe, the ninth student 
raised to the Episcopate. An address was read by 
Dr. Northcote on the part of the College, to which his 
Lordship replied. 

1875. On the i6th of February John Kidd, an old 
servant of the college, died at the south lodge, and was 
laid to rest in the new cemetery in the college grounds 
on the i Qth. He has been well described as "quiet and 
unoffending, eager to oblige in everything he could, a 
faithful and trusty servant, a pious Catholic, equally 
lamented by servants, students, and superiors." 

l877- In the early days of this year the Rt. Rev. 
Edward, Monsignor Howard, sometime an alumnus of 
Oscott,was raised by his Holiness Pius IX. to the dignity 
of the Cardinalate, and it was at once determined at 
Oscott to present his Eminence with a congratulatory 
address. This was prepared and signed by Dr. North- 
cote on behalf of the superiors, and by Mr. R. Ashhurst 
Gradwell, P.M., on behalf of the students. An oppor- 
tunity serving, the address was read and presented to 
his Eminence in Rome by the Rev. S. H. Sole, and there 
were present on the occasion Monsignor Stonor, Mon- 
signor de Stacpoole, and the Revs. J. Stevenson, E. 
English, &c. On the 2ist of May Cardinal Howard 


graciously acknowledged the address in the following 
terms : 

Dear Canon Knight, 

I write to you, in the absence of Dr. Northcote, to beg 
that you will express to the superiors, masters and students of 
S. Mary's College, Oscott, my most heartfelt thanks for the 
address they were kind enough to send me on the occasion of 
my elevation to the Cardinalate. My education at Oscott, 
after the first grace of baptism in the Catholic Church, has been 
to me the foundation grace of my life ; and I always have felt 
and feel that to that I owe all the other blessings which I have 
since received from God's bountiful hand through life. The 
address, therefore, and the most kind expressions in it have 
given me a pleasure and consolation difficult to express ; for 
whilst it assures me that you have not forgotten me, it brings 
again before me how much I owe to the protecting providence 
of God, and places upon me more than ever the obligation of 
praying that those good gifts I received from S. Mary's College 
may be imparted with a better return to those who are now 
being educated within her walls. I need not add, my dear 
Canon, how rejoiced I should be if my present position were to 
enable me in any way to be of use to you all. Begging 
especially your prayers for me in these times so difficult for the 
Church, pray believe me 

Yours affectionately in Christ, 


Monday, 2ist May, 1877. 
Rome, Villa Massimo. 

During the year 1876 the President's state of health 
was a source of deep regret and grave anxiety to all 
Oscotians. For several months of the year he was com- 
pelled to seek rest and retirement, but it was earnestly 
hoped that a prolonged vacation would enable him to 
regain his strength, and permit him to return again to 
the post which for seventeen years he had so admirably 
filled. This sincere desire of all Oscotians, past as well 
as present, was not however to be realised, for though 
Dr. Northcote returned in 1877, it was but to tender his 
resignation and to say farewell to Oscott. 


The affectionate address of the students on the 
occasion, and the parental reply of the President are 
worthy of preservation, and are therefore recorded here 
in extenso. 

July 22, 1877. 

Dear Dr. Northcote, 

The news that you were about for ever to resign your 
parental sway over us has filled us all, from first to last, with 
sorrow and regret. Now, indeed, your absence teaches us what 
a kind master, what a benevolent father, what a loving and 
thoughtful pastor we have lost in you. 

Ever since your departure we have been hoping, and latterly 
almost against hope, for your speedy return, anxiously waiting 
for, and welcoming with joy any report that your health had 
improved. We have found the time pass slow in your absence, 
but when we remember the years of toil spent by you amongst 
us, and see in Oscott and in each one of us in particular, the 
effects of your loving energy, and realise the tremendous expen- 
diture of mental and bodily strength entailed by it, we must 
unwillingly acknowledge that it is time for you to take your 

It is our duty now to pray for your recovery (would it were 
for your return), that you may enjoy your well-earned repose ; 
and to strive to show you that your work has not been in vain, 
by letting our future superior see its spirit and its effect in us. 
He, whom after you, we hold dearest in Oscott, and whom we 
also grieve to see departing from us, has expressed a belief that 
the reputation and name of Oscott is enough to preserve the 
College unshaken, even when the presence of Dr. Northcote is 
withdrawn. That this may be the case we earnestly hope and 
pray; still in our minds the names of Dr. Northcote and 
Oscott are so intimately connected that we can hardly realise 
them apart, and Oscott without Dr. Northcote seems altogether 
strange and unusual. For hitherto we had looked upon your 
absence as merely temporary, and as a sort of holiday. 

From your long experience of us, and from what you know of 
the warmth and fervour of boyish love, you will readily under- 
stand what we feel at being separated from you ; and though 
we cannot express ourselves as well as we could wish, your own 
heart will tell you that we feel none the less strongly. Our 


feelings towards you may be summed up in two words gratitude 
and love. 

And, in conclusion, we will ask a blessing, and hope that 
ever and anon that blessing may be renewed with sure benefit 
to us and Oscott. 

We remain, dear Dr. Northcote, 

Your affectionate children, 

Signed on behalf of the students, 


To this address Dr. Northcote replied : 

My dear Gradwell, 

Mr. Stone has sent me the very touching address which 
you have signed as representative of the students of Oscott. I 
have been much affected by it, and the more so because he 
assures me that it has been in no way suggested or dictated by 
others, but is the spontaneous expression of your own genuine 
feelings. Indeed it is only a rendering into words of what I 
have been long familiar with in the language of your acts. For 
during the whole period of my government of Oscott, the 
harmony of our relations as President and students has been 
uniformly happy. From the first moment of my appointment 
I set it before me as a duty to aim at promoting the happiness, 
as well as the improvement in learning and discipline, of those 
entrusted to my charge. I desired to be in loco parentis to you 
all ; not only, or chiefly, as having a claim to your obedience, 
but rather as having a share in your affections. And the 
hearty warmth of your farewell address assures me that I have 
not been altogether unsuccessful of my desire. 

This makes it the more painful to say farewell. But, if a 
great authority in scholastic matters, the late Dr. Arnold was 
right in saying that no man ought to remain at the head of a 
large school for more than fourteen years, I have already for 
some years past been entitled to my discharge. I would not 
have asked for it however, had I not been assured by the 
best medical advice that to resume heavy duties and anxious 
responsibilities at present was to ensure failure and to invite 
premature decay. 

9 6 

In the interests of the College then, as well as my own, it was 
necessary that I should retire. It is a consolation to know that 
you will follow me with your good wishes and prayers, and that 
you will greet my successor with the same loyalty with which 
you take leave of me. " Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi." 

Be assured, that I too, shall ever remember Oscott at the 
altar, and if I can be of use to any of you in after life, you know 
that you can command my services. 

Yours ever sincerely in Xst., 


On the 4th of August it was officially announced that 
not only Dr. Northcote, but Canon Knight, the Vice- 
President, also was about to leave Oscott. Thus the loss 
to the College was rendered all the greater, and the regret 
of the students all the deeper. 

The above declaration was immediately followed by 
the announcement that the Rev. John Hawksford had 
been appointed President of Oscott, and the Rev. 
William Greaney, Vice-President. 

1878. A solemn dirge was sung at Oscott on February 
the 1 2th for the repose of the soul of his late Holiness 
Pius IX. who died on February /th. 

His Holiness Leo XIII. was elected on February 2Oth 
and crowned on the 3rd of March. Shortly afterwards 
the congratulations of Oscotians were expressed in an 
elegant Latin address written by the Rev. W. Barry, D.D., 
engrossed on vellum, and forwarded to Rome. The 
address was kindly presented to His Holiness by the 
Hon. and Rt. Rev. Monsignor Stonor. 

On the 26th of June the Annual Meeting of the Associ- 
ation of the Venerable College of St. Thomas de Urbe 
was held at the College under the Presidency of the 
Very Rev. Dr. Northcote. 

On the occasion of the annual meeting of the Oscotian 
Society on July i6th, Mr. Fitzherbert, on behalf of the 
society and other friends, presented Dr, Northcote with 
a testimonial consisting of a purse which contained 


nearly ; 1,000. After expressing his gratitude to the 
'subscribers, Dr. Northcote most generously placed the 
whole in the hands of the President towards the amount 
required for the completion of the academic hall, and 
then in felicitous terms requested permission to 'retain 
the purse as a " souvenir." 

By the early death of Arthur du Moulin at Leamington 
on the 24th of September, Oscott lost one of her most 
talented and promising students. His college course 
was full of honour, and his character endeared him to all 
who knew him. 

During this year another student was raised to the 
Episcopate, the Rt. Rev. Anthony Butler, Vicar- Apostolic 
of Demerara. Dr. Butler had joined the army on leaving 
Oscott in 1849, and had served a campaign in Afghanistan, 
Retiring from the army he entered the Society of Jesus, 
making his solemn profession, Feb. 2, 1878. 

1879. On the 3rd of April his Holiness Leo XIII. 
conferred the dignity of Doctor of Divinity on the Rev. J. 
Hawksford, President of Oscott, who, on the 28th of the 
same month, was duly invested with the insignia of the 
dignity by his Lordship the Bishop of Birmingham, and 
received the warm congratulations of the students. 

On the 1 2th of July the Very Rev. Dr. Hawksford 
and Mr. Francis E. Mostyn, P.M., were admitted to an 
audience of his Eminence Cardinal Newman at the 
Oratory, Edgbaston, to present the congratulations of 
the superiors and students of Oscott on his elevation to 
the Cardinalate. 

The 25th of July was a day of much rejoicing at 
Oscott, since on that day the Rev. Edmund Knight, the 
formerly beloved and highly esteemed Vice-President of 
the college was raised to the episcopal dignity at Birken- 
head. An address of congratulation from the students 
of Oscott was at once forwarded to his lordship, in which 
these words occur : " Oscott, already well represented 
in our national hierarchy, feels, in the consecration of 



your lordship, a more than ordinary pride ; for we may 
not forget that you passed many happy years within her 
walls as a student, and that in your ripened manhood, 
when God called you to the priesthood, you rendered 
great and eminent services to her interests both as 
Professor of Theology and Vice-President. The gentle 
spirit of your administration and the edifying example 
of your life have indelibly printed themselves on the 
memory of all those whose privilege and blessing it is 
to have known you in the college." These words, by 
whomsoever written, were undoubtedly echoed by every 

His Eminence Cardinal Newman honoured the College 
by a visit on October 5th, when he was received by their 
Lordships Bishops Ullathorne, Amherst, and Knight. 
Solemn High Mass was sung (Coram Cardinali) by the 
Rev. J. Caswell, and, after the Gospel, His Eminence 
addressed a most touching discourse to the students on 
the Devotion of the Holy Rosary. 

A valuable collection of thirty-four silver medals, 
commemorating the chief events in the Pontificate of 
Pius IX., was presented to the College museum on the 
27th of November, by the Hon. and Rt. Rev. Monsignor 
Stonor, to whom all Oscotians owe a debt of very deep 
gratitude for his continued and thankworthy interest in 
the welfare of his and their Alma Mater. 

The Very Rev. Edward Canon Ilsley was consecrated 
Bishop of Fesse, on the 4th of December, in St. Chad's 
Cathedral, and appointed Bishop Auxiliary to his Lord- 
ship the Bishop of Birmingham. A few days later his 
Lordship honoured Oscott by a visit, and was presented 
by the students with an address of congratulation, in 
which they offered him their warmest and heartiest 
welcome, and expressed their loyalty and devotion. 

1880. Dr. Hawksford, the President, was installed a 
Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. Chad on the i/th 
of February. 


From the early days of his appointment as Vice- 
President, the Rev. William Greaney devoted himself to 
an exceedingly useful and much needed work in the 
College, which, after months of patient and unremitting 
toil, he brought to a successful issue. This was the 
rearrangement and admirable display of the vast stores 
of artistic and literary treasures possessed by the College. 
The whole of the pictures, wood-carvings, manuscripts, 
etc., etc., were carefully arranged, numbered, and then 
fully described in a valuable catalogue entitled " Works 
of Art and Antiquity." For this excellent and useful 
work, published in 1880, Mr. Greaney is entitled to the 
grateful thanks of all Oscotians. 

On the I /th of June, Dr. Hawksford was enabled to 
commence the much desired improvement and completion 
of the " Academic Hall," which henceforth, in honour of 
the late President, and in remembrance of his munificent 
support of the work, was denominated the " Northcote 

To the regret of Oscotians and his many friends, Sir 
John Charles Burke, the fourth Baronet of the line of 
Marble Hill, died at Dublin, on August the i/th, in his 
23rd year. For several years he was a student at Oscott, 
and left in 1874, to pursue his studies at Sandhurst for 
a military career. He entered the 2Oth Hussars in 1879, 
and was stationed in Dublin, where he died after a brief 
and painful illness, induced by his persistent devotion to 
duty. It was truly recorded of him when he died, that, 
" beloved by all who knew him especially popular with 
his brother officers the youthful baronet, cut off at the 
very opening of what appeared to be a brilliant career, 
is deeply and universally regretted. High and low, 
Catholics and Protestants, all assembled at his funeral to 
pay him the last mark of respect and regard." 

In the month of October, another change was 
rendered necessary at Oscott, due to the continued 
indisposition of the President, Dr. Hawksford, whose 
zeal and labours for the welfare of the College had 


overwrought his strength. Dr. Hawksford laboured at 
Oscott for many years previous to his appointment as 
President, and had won the esteem of all who had the 
interests of the College at heart, Thus his resignation 
and departure on the $th of October, were all the more 
deeply regretted. His reply to an address of sympathy 
from the students deserves preservation for its clear 
manifestation of the true Oscotian spirit. 


F. Immac. Concep. 1880. 

My dear Oscotian friends, 

As I have been accustomed for many years to associate 
in my own thoughts and in my prayers our Lady of Lourdes 
with our Lady of Oscott, it seems to me a happy coincidence 
that I should write my answer to your very kind address on this 
great festival of the College, and at the very shrine of Lourdes 
itself. I cannot be sufficiently grateful to you for the kind 
expressions of appreciation and sympathy which that address 
contains, and I wish to render you my most sincere thanks. 

On looking back through the history of the past thirty years 
to which you so kindly allude, I am in an especial manner 
reminded of the deep debt of gratitude which I owe to those 
among the superiors of the house who laboured with me so 
devotedly and loyally for the welfare of Alma Mater, and I can 
assure them that I shall never forget their devoted sympathy and 
affection which have cheered me and encouraged me to per- 
severance through many a difficulty. I also wish heartily to 
express my grateful appreciation of the good feeling which I have 
ever experienced from the students of Oscott in all the difficulties 
which must ever arise between teachers and their pupils. I have 
ever found among those with whom I have been brought into 
contact at Oscott, a loyalty of spirit and kind consideration 
which have often afforded me great consolation. 

There is one observation in your address to which I most 
heartily accede, and that is that I have ever cherished a devoted 
attachment to Alma Mater, and I sincerely trust that though I 
may be removed to a new sphere of action and to new interests, 
this feeling may never die out of my heart. It cannot be 


therefore but that I feel acutely my separation from a home in 
which I have lived and laboured for more than a quarter of a 
century, and to which I have devoted the best years of my life. 
I shall never fail to do everything in my power to further the 
interests of Oscott, and I shall not forget to pray earnestly and 
perseveringly for its success. Nor have I neglected the present 
favourable opportunity of so doing when I was offering the Holy 
Sacrifice of the Mass on this great festival of the Sacred Patroness 
of Oscott at her favoured shrine of Lourdes. 

In conclusion, I would remark that there has always been 
this especial characteristic of Oscotians, that, wherever they 
may be met with, they are known by an undying attachment to 
Alma Mater, and their fellow Oscotians. Let us always cherish 
that sacred tradition ; may it never die out of the hearts of the 
children of Oscott; but may it be shown particularly by an 
earnest desire on the part of every Oscotian always to prove 
himself worthy of his college and his comrades by uprightness 
of conduct and those genuine qualities of heart and mind which 
alone can reflect lasting credit on Alma Mater. 

I remain, 
Yours very sincerely in Christ, 


His Lordship Dr. Ullathorne announced on the i8th of 
October that the Rev. Edward C. Acton, D.D., had been 
appointed [President of Oscott, with the Rev. J. J. Daly 
as Vice-President. Dr. Acton, in an official letter issued 
on the ist of November, thus happily expressed his deter- 
mination to uphold the welfare and the dignity of the 
College committed to his care : 

" The good name and the prosperity of Alma Mater 
have ever been dear to Oscotians. It will be my constant 
aim to cherish and increase this feeling of affection for 
the College, and by every means in my power to secure 
that moral and intellectual well-being of its students 
which its founder, my venerable predecessor, Monsignor 
Weedall, embodied in the motto above the College porch, 
' Religion! ac bonis Artibus.' " 


l88l. During the Christmas Vacation of 1880, the 
" Northcote Hall " was completed. 

In the month of April of this year the first number of 
the new series of the Oscotian was published, under the 
editorship (which still continues) of the Rev. M. F. 
Glancey. The magazine has been well received, and has 
proved of much interest to Oscotians. 

His Lordship Dr. Ullathorne celebrated the Jubilee of 
his priesthood on Saturday, September the 24th. Though 
numerous invitations were received by his Lordship for 
the occasion, he was pleased to pay Oscott the honour, 
which was highly esteemed, of celebrating the festival 
within its walls. The clergy of the College, and indeed 
of the diocese, offered the Holy Sacrifice on the day for 
his Lordship's intentions and welfare, and the students 
of the College similarly offered their communions. 
Pontifical High Mass was sung by his Lordship at 
7 a.m., assisted by the President, Dr. Acton, and the 
Revs. Michael F. Glancey and Alfred E. Sperling, as 
Deacon and Sub-Deacon. The Revs. J. J. Daly and 
J. Mclntyre, D.D., were the Deacons at the throne, and 
the Rev. J. Caswell, Master of the Ceremonies. The day 
was devoted to festivities, and was closed by Solemn 
Benediction, given by his Lordship, and the singing of 
the " Te Deum." 

1882. Dr. Acton, the President, accepting the invita- 
tion of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, attended at S. James's 
Palace on February 28th to consider the question of the 
establishment of a Royal College of Music. 

The 22nd of April was a noteworthy period in the 
domestic history of Oscott. The Birmingham Gas 
Company, having laid their mains along the Chester 
Road, now first supplied the college with gas. From 
this date the old gas house, familiar in many ways to 
Oscotians, was henceforth closed. 

His Eminence Cardinal McCabe, Archbishop of 
Dublin, honoured the college by a visit on the 8th of 


1883. July 4th, was a day well remembered by many 
an Oscotian, and on which many a prayer was said for 
the welfare of one of their number, the Rt. Rev. F. K. 
Amherst, late Bishop of Northampton, who on that day 
celebrated, in a time of grievous affliction, the Silver 
Jubilee of his consecration. Dr. Amherst had ever been 
one of Oscott's most devoted sons, and morever, one of 
her best and truest friends, and no Oscotian, perhaps, has 
ever been more beloved or respected than Dr. Amherst. 
The students of Oscott expressed their sympathy with 
his Lordship and their congratulations on his Jubilee, 
in the following address : 

Right Reverend and Dear Dr. Amherst, 

We, the Students of St. Mary's College, Oscott, desire 
very simply but most sincerely to express our great joy that it 
has been granted to your Lordship to reach this Silver Jubilee 
of your Episcopate. 

Our joy is not all undimmed ; for the weight of a heavy 
affliction is pressing upon you. We pray your Lordship to 
believe in our deepest sympathy. Of such sympathy and 
affection we have offered the surest pledge in our power. Every 
student has, in a solemn and special manner, received Holy 
Communion for your Lordship's intention. 

Thus we feel that, though absent, we are yet most truly 
united to you in spirit. For though your Lordship is unknown 
to many of us personally, yet we can truly say that to no 
Oscotian are you unknown or by none forgotten. Your never- 
failing kindness and courtesy and your well-known love for 
Oscott make your name no mere memory, but a living influence 
amongst us an influence which absence has not lessened, but 
which sympathy has deepened into affection ; and while we 
reverently beg your blessing, we assure your Lordship of our 
earnest and continual prayers . 

Signed, on behalf of the students, 


His Lordship Dr. Amherst died at Kenilworth on the 
2 1st of August, in his 64th year, deeply and deservedly 


regretted. In his last days he remembered Oscott, and 
bequeathed to it a celebrated and valuable ivory crucifix 
which his brother, the Rev. William Amherst, S.J., 
brought to the college on October 2/th. This magnifi- 
cent work of art was valued by Dr. Rock at 300. 
Originally in the possession of the Emperor Napoleon, 
it was presented by him to Cardinal Fesch, by him to 
Cardinal Fieschi, by him to the Rev. H. P. Heneage, by 
him to the Rev. D. Haigh, and by him to Dr. Amherst. 
It now occupies a position of honour in the sacristy at 

The Very Rev. Rodolphus Provost Bagnall died at 
Handsworth, on the i8th of November, in his 82nd 
year. His remains were taken to Oscott and there 
interred, on the 24th, in the vault beneath the Sanctuary. 

In the course of this year an important and exceed- 
ingly useful work of a domestic character was undertaken 
at Oscott by the erection, near the Home Farm, of a 
Steam Laundry containing every modern appliance. 
This work was due to the energy, and the perfection of 
it in great measure to the skill of the Vice-President, the 
Rev. J. J. Daly. 

1884. On the Feast of St. . Chad (March 2nd) the 
Very Rev. Dr. Northcote was installed Provost of the 
Chapter in the Cathedral Church at Birmingham. His 
Lordship Dr. Ilsley, the Bishop-Auxiliary of the Diocese, 
was pleased on the occasion to say of him, in testimony 
of his worth, " As a priest he had done able service in 
this diocese on the mission, and he had especially dis- 
tinguished himself by the ability and devotedness with 
which he had for seventeen years governed the College 
of S. Mary's, Oscott" 

During this year Dr. Acton, the President, was elected 
to a Canonry in the Cathedral Church of S. Chad in 
succession to the late Canon Estcourt 

On the ist of December the Rev. H. F. C. Logan, 
D.C.L., died at Clifton in his 86th year. For some time 

Dr. Logan was Professor of Mathematics and Vice- 
President of the College, and from September 1847 to 
September 1848 the President of Oscott. 

1885- Much regret was experienced and expressed 
when, in the early days of 1885, it was announced that 
the Very Rev. Dr. Acton had resigned the Presidency of 

. On the 1st of January, the Very Rev. J. H. Canon 
Souter was appointed the President, with the Rev. J. 
Caswell as Vice-President. His Lordship the Bishop, 
in his announcement of the appointment stated, that 
" Canon Souter is so well known for his success in the 
guidance of youth, and for his long experience in the 
management of educational establishments, as well as for 
the interest which he takes in Oscott, of which he was an 
alumnus, that it will be unnecessary for me to say more 
than that I place the fullest confidence in his zeal and 
competency for the important office now entrusted to 

On the i /th of January, Lieut. Rudolph de Lisle, R.N., 
fell at Abu Klea in the Soudan struck down at the post 
of duty. Oscotians sincerely mourned his loss, for the 
nobility of his character caused him to be worthily 
beloved. An admirable memoir of his life was written 
by the Rev. H. N. Oxenham, of which a reviewer has 
truly said 

" These graceful touching chapters tell their own tale 
of simple faith, unstained thoughts, and high deeds of 
courage. They were, we think, ' worthy the writing,' 
and we can but hope that many of our Catholic young 
men will be stirred in reading them to imitate what they 
read. Mr. Oxenham has contributed a fair page to 
English Catholic literature. It would have been a pity 
indeed, had no record been left to the world of Rudolph 
de Lisle." 

Feb. loth. By the death of Lieut.-Col. Robert Charles 
Coveny, Oscott lost one of whom it had just cause to be 


proud. Col. Coveny was born on the 4th of November, 
1842, and entered Oscott as a student in 1859. 1 ^62 
he entered the army as ensign in the 23rd Regt, but 
exchanged into the 42nd or " Black Watch " in Sep- 
tember of the same year. In this regiment he saw 
much active service and had a brilliant career. He took 
part in the Ashantee war, and was engaged in the 
Egyptian operations, in which he fell in the battle at 
Kerbekan on the roth of February. 

A well known and respected Oscotian, Mr. Timothy 
Parker, died at Leamington, on January the ipth, in his 
89th year. For more than a quarter of a century 
he had paid weekly visits to Oscott as a professor of 
calisthenics, &c. 

Monsignor Thomas Bryan was consecrated Bishop of 
Carthagena, in Spain, on January the 25th. Dr. Bryan 
came to Oscott, as a student, in 1838, and his Lordship 
is now the thirteenth Oscotian who has been raised to 
the Episcopal dignity. 

On the 23rd of April His Lordship, Dr. Hedley, O.S.B., 
Bishop of Newport and Menevia, paid his first visit to 
Oscott since his consecration, and obtained, as usual on 
such occasions, a whole play-day for the students. 

In the month of August the restoration and redecora- 
tion of the roof of the chapel was commenced. 

1886. A special issue of the Oscotian was published 
in June, which was denominated the " Bishop Ullathorne 
Number." This contained an ably written " Story of his 
life," a selection of letters, and numerous portraits. The 
work was hailed with universal delight, and received, 
as it merited, universal approbation, as the following 
review will tend to show : 

" In both execution and design all who have taken 
part in the July number of this popular magazine, have 
reason to feel gratified with their work, while the imme- 
diate promoters who have intended to commemorate 
through it the fortieth anniversary of the consecration 


of Bishop Ullathorne, First Bishop of Birmingham, as 
well as the eightieth anniversary of the birth of that 
worthy prelate, have also reason to feel proud of the 
motives which gave birth to so admirable a conception." 

The British Association held their annual meeting this 
year in Birmingham in the month of August, and a large 
number of the members availed themselves of the oppor- 
tunity of visiting Oscott They were introduced by the 
Rev. W. Greaney, Administrator of St, Chad's Cathedral, 
and received at the College by his Lordship, Dr. 
Ullathorne, Canon Souter, and the Rev. J. Caswell. 

At the General Election in September two Oscotians 
were successfully returned to serve in Parliament. These 
were Mr. Edwin de Lisle and Sir Thomas H. Grattan 
Esrnonde, Bart. ; the former for the Loughborough 
Division of Leicestershire, and the latter for the Southern 
Division of the County of Dublin. 

On the recommendation of Lord Salisbury, Her 
Majesty the Queen was graciously pleased to grant a 
pension on the Civil List to the well-known poet and 
journalist Mr. Charles Kent for his literary labours. 
Mr. Kent was admitted at Oscott, as a student, in 1838. 

1887. The Jubilee of Her Gracious Majesty Queen 
Victoria was enthusiastically celebrated at Oscott on 
June 2 ist. Solemn High Mass was sung, and the festivi- 
ties closed in the evening by a grand Benediction and 
the " Te Deum." An extra week was added to the 
midsummer vacation in honour of the event. 

During the month of September the Library Associa- 
tion of England held its annual meeting in Birmingham, 
and nearly a hundred of the members visited Oscott on 
the 2oth, being introduced by the Rev. W. Greaney. 

This brief account of the visit of the Librarians to 
Oscott serves as an appropriate occasion for recording 
and recognising the labours of the Rev. J. Caswell, Vice- 
President and Librarian, who has devoted many months 
of patient toil in revising and perfecting the catalogue 
of books in the College Library. 


The College Feast of St. Cecily was celebrated on Nov. 
22nd, and amongst many distinguished guests was 
Captain Frederick F. Fegen, R.N., who was received 
by the students with immense applause. Captain Fegen's 
gallant conduct in the attack on a slave dhow off 
the coast of Zanzibar on the 3Oth of May in this year 
received from the Press throughout the country a tribute 
of admiration. 

During dessert the " Battle of the Nile " was given as 
one of the songs, and a liberty taken (for this once) with 
the last verse, which was paraphrased thus : 

Arise ! ye sons of festive sport ; arise ! join hand in hand ; 

Receive our British tar with a cheer that fits his fame, 
And greet the gallant deeds of the defender of our land 

As an everlasting glory to our name. 
An Oscott sailor's name henceforward shall be penn'd 

A terror to his foes and a blessing to his friend. 
For the gallant ship Turquoise let us give three cheers, my 

And tell ages yet unborn what deeds our Fegen has 


1888. The Jubilee of our Holy Father Leo XIII. was 
celebrated with great enthusiasm at the College on 
January ist. Canon Souter, the President, was in Rome 
for the occasion, and had the honour of an audience on 
the previous 29th of December. On the festal day, 
Canon Souter entertained at dinner, in the Hotel d'Angle- 
terre, a distinguished number of Oscotians. Amongst 
them were their Lordships the Bishops of Nottingham, 
Shrewsbury, Northampton, San Luis Potosi, and Cartha- 
gena, Monsignor Stonor, the Earl of Denbigh, and the 
Revs. G. Williams, Mgr. Slaughter, B. Ward, F. Williams, 
F. E. Mostyn, L. Spencer, &c., &c. 

On the 22nd of March his Lordship, Dr. Ilsley, 
was enthroned in the Cathedral Church of St. Chad as 
second Bishop of Birmingham in the presence of the 
chapter and clergy of the diocese and a vast congregation. 
On the 27th of April His Holiness Leo XIII. was 
graciously pleased to elevate the venerated Dr. Ullathorne, 


(From a Photograph by Russell & Sons, 17, Baker Street, Portman Square) 

NO. 22. 

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first Bishop of Birmingham, to the Archiepiscopal See of 
Cabasa. And at once from far and near, from those 
within the Church, and from those without, came the 
warmest greetings and congratulations to His Grace, and 
the genuine heartfelt wish of one and all, " ad multos 

On the 1st of May the Hon. and Rt. Rev. Monsignor 
Stonor, ever mindful of his Alma Mater, presented as his 
jubilee gift to the College a painting of St. George, which 
was placed over the Altar of St. George in the chapel. 

On the 2Qth of May, the Jubilee day of Oscott's 
consecration, a Solemn High Mass was sung by the 
Vice-President, the Rev. J. Caswell, and in the evening 
Benediction was solemnly given and the " Te Deum " 

The public celebration of the Jubilee was postponed 
to the month of July, when three days, the 23rd, 24th, 
and 25th, were set apart for that purpose. The Annual 
Exhibition Day was arranged for the latter date, which, 
by a happy coincidence, was also the day appointed for 
the consecration of the Very Rev. Thomas W. Canon 
Wilkinson, V.G., as Coadjutor Bishop to his Lordship 
Dr. O'Callaghan, the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. 
Dr. Wilkinson was a former alumnus of Oscott, and is now 
the fourteenth of her students raised to the Episcopacy. 

And a final record remains to be made. This, though 

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the last, is by no means the least in importance or 
interest to the College and Oscotians. For another 
striking coincidence occurs in connection with the cele- 
bration of the College Jubilee, and that is the Jubilee 
relationship of the estimable President, Canon Souter, 
with St. Mary's Oscott. Fifty years ago, in 1838, 
Monsignor Souter was admitted a student in the old 
College, and passed amongst the earliest students into 
the new. Many years of experience as the Superior of 
educational establishments have well fitted him for the 
position of President of Oscott, and to every Oscotian it 
will be a source of unfeigned gratification that his merits 


have been so signally recognised. His Holiness Lo 
XIII. has been graciously pleased, in this month of July, 
to confer on Canon Souter the dignity of Domestic 
Prelate of His Holiness. Oscott shares in the honour 
so bestowed, and Oscotians will undoubtedly present 
their hearty congratulations, and express the hope that 
'the Right Rev. Prelate may be spared to enjoy the 
dignity for many a year to come. 

A few days afterwards the boys presented the following 
address, beautifully illuminated, to Monsignor Souter, in 
the Northcote Hall : 


It becomes the Students of Oscott, living under your 
fatherly care, to be the first to testify the joy and gratification 
with which your new dignity will be welcomed. No congratula- 
tions will be warmer, or more sincere, than those we now offer, 
gladly noting how well both time and place are suited to this 

To be called to the household of the Sovereign Pontiff must 
be at all times a rare distinction ; but especially so when 
conferred by such a Pope as Leo XIII., and at this season of 
his Jubilee. 

That joyful occasion falls happily in the same year as our 
own, which is thus marked by an event honouring the College 
no less than its President. Nevertheless the tribute is deservedly 
a personal one. It comes to crown many years of earnest and 
patient work ; to set a worthy seal upon services of high merit 
rendered to the Church ; and to adorn a character renowned 
for every priestly virtue. 

Lastly, it affords us an opportunity we readily embrace of 
declaring, not only our reverence for your office ; not only our 
esteem and admiration for your character; but also the deep 
affection that we all feel towards you. 

May this house flourish under your kindly rule, and may you 
yourself be endued with all prosperity and happiness for many 
long years to come. 

Signed on behalf of all the Students, 



With the record of the celebration of the Jubilee day 
these Oscotian annals close. Much that is interesting 
has, of necessity, been left untold, and of that which is 
recorded, much but imperfectly related. Yet the record, 
however inadequate, may serve, perchance, to link 
together the five decades of Oscott's history, and per- 
petuate the remembrance of events well nigh forgotten. 

May the retrospection and contemplation of the 
fruitful and glorious days in Oscott's past history excite 
within the breasts of her devoted sons a deepened interest 
in her future welfare, and lead them to unite in these 
Jubilee days in a heartfelt chorus of salutation 




(Dscott's Sfyare in tfye Restoration of 
Christian 21rt 

IT was about half a century ago that the worn out 
Puritanism of English Protestantism suddenly collapsed. 
The main features of what is most beautiful in Catholic 
Antiquity had been gradually brought back to the minds 
of cultivated Englishmen, by the study of Dugdale and 
Spelman and Maitland, of Walter Scott and Kenelm 
Digby ; and it was left to the passionate soul of Augustus 
Pugin to impress once more upon the ecclesiastical and 
civil architecture of this country, the mysterious forms and 
solemn severity of the Ages of Faith. It has been my 
good fortune to have grown up under the shadow of 
buttressed towers designed by Pugin, and to have rested 
in early infancy my wandering eyes upon his gorgeous 
decorations. There is something of eastern splendour, 
min-gled with simplicity, at once rich and quiet, in the 
exuberant mixture of gold and colour which this great 
artist reintroduced into England after a century and a 
half of whitewash and false marbling. One of the best 
examples of this revived polychrome is still to be seen in 
the roof and apse of St. Mary's Chapel at Oscott, although 
the soft tone of the indigo blue, which used to sooth my 
soul during the long hours of devotion in schoolboy days, 
is wanting in the latest restoration. In the desolate 
chapel near to " the ivied ruins of forlorn Gracedieu," 
which is now closed to public worship, the fretted rood- 
screen, the stone-canopied ciborium altar, the return 
stalls of a miniature but complete choir, all bear witness 
to the correctness with which the usages of English 
Catholic Antiquity were revived some fifty years ago. 
The Houses of Parliament too, with their splendid display 

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of heraldic blazon, carved groinings, fantastic gargoiles, 
and prayer breathing legends . ;i the sculptured walls, 
remind me now, during the intervals of tedious debate 
and noisy obstruction, of the thoughts which the genius 
of Gracedieu and of Oscott impressed upon me in early 
hopeful days. Perhaps these circumstances may be my 
excuse for having accepted the invitation of the Editor 
of the Oscotian to write a few pages upon Oscott's 
prominent connection with the revival of the liturgical 
worship of Catholic Antiquity in England, together with 
its attendant handmaidens, the pointed architecture, the 
symbolic painting and millinery, the stained glass windows 
and rough Gregorian tones of the days when Popes were 
saints and laymen were Crusaders. I fear, however, that 
my slight effort in this direction will be sensibly wanting 
in that artistic temperament and brilliancy of diction, 
which lesser lights than Mr. Gladstone are doomed 
to forfeit, when they become immersed in Home Rule 
controversies or Local Government reforms. Nor 
must my readers expect to find in these brief remarks a 
complete account, even of the most superficial character, 
of that remarkable movement which was not confined 
within the remnant fold of the old Catholic families. In 
some respects it was most vitally quickened in the bosom 
of the separated Anglican Church witness the labours 
and successes of the Camden Society, and of that 
admirable publication the Ecclesiologist and has 
brought about the restoration upon ancient lines of 
almost every Cathedral and parish church in the land. 
But what most concerns us, perhaps, is the recollection of 
those salient facts, the publications of Cardinal Wiseman, 
Canon Smith, Dr. Rock, Augustus Pugin and others, which 
were the forerunners of a multitude of other books and 
pamphlets, which contained such well-digested stores of 
antiquarian research, steeped in the combative zeal of the 
enthusiastic reformer. 

From a theological and controversial point of view, I 


should be inclined to say that the most important work 
connected with this period of Oscott's history, was Canon 
Bernard Smith's Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament, 
or rather the learned antiquarian's notes to " Pugin's 
Glossary." The liturgical and artistic lore which this 
work contains is truly marvellous, and no unprejudiced 
student can fail to perceive that whatever the merits or 
demerits of the modern Roman Ritual, it certainly is the 
only form of Christian worship which remains at this day 
in strict conformity with the apostolic, dark, and middle 
ages, so far at least as they are revealed to us in the 
literature and art-remains which have survived of those 
first ten centuries. The pictorial part of this noble work, 
still too little studied in our ecclesiastical seminaries, is 
splendidly done in gold and colour, and well carries out 
the two great canons of criticism laid down in the preface : 
" that art has its fixed principles, any departure from 
which leads to inconsistency and unmeaning effect ; and 
that every ornament, to deserve the name, must possess 
an appropriate meaning, and be introduced with an 
intelligent purpose and on reasonable grounds." I am 
not sure whether Dr. Wiseman or Dr. Weedall was 
President of Oscott in 1853, but that year was memorable 
for the publication of " Pugin's true principles of Pointed 
or Gothic Architecture, set forth in two lectures delivered 
at St. Marie's," certainly, for its day, a most remarkable 
work, and one which has had some real effect upon the 
taste of our generation. The two great rules for which 
Pugin fought are : that there should be no features about 
a building which are not necessary for convenience, 
construction, or propriety ; and that all ornament should 
consist of enrichment of essential construction of the 
building. " In pure architecture the smallest detail should 
have a meaning, or serve a purpose ; and even the con- 
struction itself should vary with the material employed, 
and the designs should be adapted to the material in 
which they are executed." 

In this eloquent work a reasoned and downright attack 


was made upon the debased classical style, the tawdry 
ornaments and pagan spirit then predominant in Catholic 
Christendom, in things ecclesiological, and this no doubt 
raised up a certain sectarian attitude on both sides, the 
Gothic and the Italian, which has not altogether had a 
happy effect in our own Catholic Communion ; but on the 
whole we may congratulate ourselves that the more 
masculine form of the Roman ideal is that cultivated 
under the noble vault of the Oratory in London, whilst 
the true mediaeval devotion of St. Chad's, at Birmingham, 
still survives within the sacred precincts of the gilded 

About the same time the professor of ecclesiastical 
antiquities at St. Marie's published his " Apology for the 
revival of Christian Architecture in England," which was 
quaintly dedicated to the then Earl of Shrewsbury, 
Waterford and Wexford, with this prayer : " May God 
in his mercy grant that as your Lordship's noble ancestor, 
the Talbot of famous memory, extended the temporal 
glory of England by deeds of arms, so may your Lordship 
continue to increase the spiritual welfare of these realms 
by reviving the antient glories of the English Church, of 
whose faith your noble house has furnished so many 
witnesses." The lecture concluded with a patriotic appeal 
to the historic and higher sense of the modern English- 
man, and echoed a sentiment which has at least found a 
home in the Association for Promoting the Unity of 
Christendom, as well as in the heart of many an Oscotian, 
who has read the writing on the walls of his Alma Mater. 

"An Englishman needs not controversial writings to 
lead him to the faith of his fathers ; it is written on the 
wall, on the window, on the pavement, on the highway. 
Let him look on the tombs of those who occupy the most 
honourable position in the history of his country, the 
devout, the noble, the valiant, the wise, and he will 
behold them with clasped hands invoking _the Saints of 
Holy Church, whilst the legend round the slabs begs the 


prayers of the passers by for their soul's repose. At 
Canterbury he beholds the pallium, emblem of the juris- 
diction conferred by S. Gregory on the blessed Austin, 
first primate of this land ; at York, the keys of Peter, 
with triple crowns, are carved on buttress, parapet and 
wall. Scarcely one village church or crumbling ruin that 
does not bear some badge of ancient faith and glory. 
Now the crosses on the walls tell of anointing with holy 
chrism and solemn dedication the sculptured font of 
sacraments seven, and regeneration in the laver of grace : 
the legend on the bell inspires veneration for those con- 
secrated heralds of the Church ; the chalice and host on 
priestly tomb teaches of altar and sacrifice ; the iron- 
clasped ambry, sculptured in the wall, bears record of 
holy Eucharist, reserved for ghostly food the stoups in 
porch, and galilee, of hallowed water, and purification 
before prayer ; while window, niche, spandrel and tower 
set forth by pious effigies that glorious company of angels, 
prophets, apostles, martyrs and confessors, who, glorified 
in heaven, watch over and intercede for the faithful upon 
earth. The Cross that emblem of a Christian's hopes 
still surmounts spire and gable ; in flaming red it waves 
from the masts of our navy, over the tower of the 
Sovereign's palaces, and is blazoned on London's shield. 
The order of S. George, our patron Saint, founded by 
King Edward, of famous memory, is yet the highest 
honour that can be conferred by Sovereigns on the 
subject ; and his chapel is glorious and his feast kept 
solemnly. Our cities, towns and localities, the rocky 
islands which surround our shores, are yet designated by 
the names of those saints of old, through whose lives, 
martyrdoms or benefactions, they have become famous. 
The various seasons of the year are distinguished by the 
masses of these holy tides. Scarcely is there one noble 
house or family whose honourable bearings are not 
identical with those blazoned on antient church, or 
window, or chantry tomb, which are so many witnesses of 
the pious deeds and faith of their noble ancestry. Nay 

more, our Sovereign is solemnly crowned before the shrine 
of the saintly Edward, exhorted to follow in the footsteps 
of that pious King, and anointed with oil poured from the 
same spoon that was held by Canterbury's prelates eight 
centuries ago. In short, Catholicism is so interwoven 
with everything sacred, honourable or glorious in England, 
that three centuries of puritanism, indifference and 
infidelity, have not been able effectually to separate it. 
It clings to this land, and developes itself from time to 
time, as the better feelings of a naturally honourable man 
who had been betrayed into sin. What ! an Englishman and 
a Protestant ! oh worse than parricide, to sever those holy 
ties that bind him to the past, to deprive himself of that 
sweet communion of soul with those holy men, now 
blessed spirits with God, who brought this island from 
pagan obscurity to the bright ness of Christian light, 
who covered its once dreary face with the noblest monu- 
ments of piety and skill, who gave those lands which 
yet educate our youth, support the learned and from whom 
we received all we have yet left that is glorious, even to 
our political government and privileges." 

I may be pardoned this long extract for the sake of 
its eloquence ; but I have chosen it rather for the very 
appropriate manner in which it describes to my mind the 
genius of Oscott as I knew her best, in the days of 
Provost Northcote and Bishop Knight. The routine of 
the scholastic year bound up with the Liturgical seasons 
of the Church, the retreat in Holy Week, and the solemn 
services of the three great days, the Sunday rest from 
books and slates, with the jolly afternoon games at 
cricket, scout, or bandy, filling up the glad hours between 
the High Mass and solemn Vespers, the procession of the 
Relics round the cloisters on Apostles' and R6gation days, 
the floral decorations of Corpus Christi all these things 
endowed with life the thoughts and customs which art 
has enshrined upon the mediaeval walls of England, and 
which Cardinal Wiseman, Dr. Weedall, Lord Shrewsbury, 
and Pugin determined should be exemplified in the laws 
and life of New Oscott. 


Many things have happened since those days to check, 
and break, and divide the stream of the Catholic revival, 
which at one time showed signs of sweeping all before it 
in these lands. Some would have it that the breath of 
heresy tainted this enthusiastic love of the past ; others, 
ignorant of the higher antiquity of Roman forms and 
uses, confounded the decadence of Michael Angelo's 
heroic flights with the splendid masculine tradition 
which still survives in all the great Papal Basilicas. 
Others seemed to sicken at the contemplation of the 
simple virtues of Saxon saints, and longed to transplant 
to our schools the over-wrought piety of southern lands. 
But amidst the conflicts of these inner schools of thought, 
the broad, sound English tradition of Catholic life and 
worship has never been driven out of Oscott, and at this 
first jubilee of the New College, I wonder whether those 
who take part in the celebration, and join in the solemn 
Te Deum of thanksgiving with legitimate satisfaction, 
will not also feel with me that, if much has been accom- 
plished, we are not what we might have been had the 
pristine tradition of Ushaw, Old Hall Green, and Oscott < 
never been impugned. In the Established Church the 
movement has gone on with slight check or hindrance. 
The external and internal appearance of every church in 
the land has undergone a transformation, and there is 
scarcely a choir which does not look much more fitted 
for the celebration of a mediaeval High Mass than for 
the cold ceremonial of the Communion Service as it was 
formerly wont to be performed. 

But I will not enter upon controversial ground, 
although I have found it impossible to look back half 
a century and not to feel that Oscott no longer holds 
the leading place she then could truly boast in the 
aesthetic and intellectual sides of the English religious 
awakening. It may be that these functions are being 
performed elsewhere, and in a manner better becoming 
the social transformation through which we are quickly 
passing. As the old country houses are losing their 

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historic owners, and the treasures which generations of 
cultivated squires and noblemen so lovingly collected 
are being sold by the auctioneer to the newest-made 
millionaire, so it may be that schools of the stately, 
simple style, yet full of mediaeval treasure, are not the best 
place to rear the pushing man, who is to survive and 
thrive in the fearful competition of this busy, waning 
century. But it is, at least, pleasant to range along the 
corridors of Oscott, and to view the fine examples of 
antient sacred painting, to wander in the libraries and 
open the classic books of old-world lore, to loiter in the 
well-arranged museum, and wonder at the choice col- 
lection of woven gothic vestments, sacred vessels, 
illuminated manuscripts, and curiously-wrought wood 
carvings, and to hope that a school with such a history, 
though still a short one, may live and thrive to celebrate 
its centuries. 

In the words of the inscription over the chief door 
which looks out towards the smoking chimneys of toiling, 
grimy Birmingham, this place was erected " Religioni 
ac bonis Artibus." Full well it has accomplished its 
mission, and an Oscotian, when he now treads the streets 
of the Midland capital of industry, gratefully feels, that 
much of the Catholic spirit, and much of the Gothic 
culture which fifty years ago was invisible, save in the 
minds of the founders of Oscott, has been spread abroad 
from this centre of educational activity. We may claim, 
who cherish the Oscott tradition, like the venerable 
Archbishop whose presence yet hallows and adorns its 
precincts, to have had no mean share in the remaking of 
modern England. 



scott, tfje Centre of tfye Catholic 

THE heading of this section either tells a very 'great 
truth or it makes a very great assumption. Every 
Catholic college is a centre of the Catholic movement. 
From each radiates in its alumni that faith whose light 
reveals or illustrates and adjusts all knowledge ; whose 
ardour in seeking the end of life aspires to and compasses 
the highest sanctity, leaving none who has the gift 
without the power to execute more perfectly the highest 
human duty. Every Catholic college, moreover, has sent 
out men of renown priests and laymen faithful and 
illustrious in the discharge of all duties great or small. 
Among these colleges stands upon a " bleak mount," 
which it has clothed with exuberant foliage and the 
beauties of art and invested with the grace of richest 
memories, ours of St. Mary It also is a centre of the 
Catholic movement. Can it be called the centre ? the 
centre of that mighty movement of grace which has 
endured in its great features well-nigh a century ; which 
has lifted the remnant of English Catholics from degra- 
dation before the law, disorganisation among themselves, 
and the position at best of a minority too weak to sustain 
the dignity and duties of hierarchical order, into full civil 
freedom, the majestic beauty of a great hierarchical 
province, the power and sense of organic unity, and the 
possession of opportunities for combined action, only too 
little used ? If this be true, true adequately to the 
support of such a claim, St. Mary's has had a great past, 
and should, if we do not prove degenerate, have a great 
future. Let us see. 



The present times are born of the great upheaval of 
society which, in its mightiest manifestation, was the 
French Revolution. Every nation of the civilised world, 
however determinedly it resisted the force of those 
changes as they took shape in the French Republic, or 
the insatiable empire of Napoleon, felt the same spirit 
within its own borders, and had to deal with it. And it 
was not easy to deal with. It was a seductive spirit, 
filling its mouth with great truths, and proclaiming them 
in such a way as to kindle enthusiasm. But in the 
enthusiasm was only the wild fervour of passion, capable 
of mighty things in destroying, but too unconscious of 
itself to work out the great problems of social order. In 
so far as these problems were, or are being, worked out 
it is due, first, to the overruling Providence of God, and, 
secondly, to those great men who, understanding fidelity 
to the divine order to be the only basis of stable progress, 
worked to maintain or re-establish it with an enthusiasm 
which knew how to wait as well as how to act. This is 
the fervour which, if it nerves one arm to destroy, nerves 
both to build again in fairer form and juster proportions. 
It goes hand in hand with sobriety and discrimination. 
It has its roots in patient wisdom, and is neither rash nor 
timid. Undying hope and unflagging industry is written 
upon its works and ways, and while it looks forward and 
in its disciplined ardour is prophetic of the future, it is 
ever looking back and grounding its progress upon the 
beaten paths traced by the wise of old. Happily for this 
country, those who had her ear, and directed her ways, 
had this just enthusiasm. In giving them power she 
drew to her aid the overruling Providence of God, and at 
length, when the deeper throes of the Revolution had 
ceased and society could look back calmly upon the past, 
whatever was best in the wild spirit of change which her 
own wise and indomitable enthusiasm had controlled she 
proceeded to assimilate to her own organic unity. 

This is true of England in relation to the natural order 
of society, as is apparent. It is also true of her relation 


to the supernatural order. That we Catholics in this 
united kingdom exist to-day complete in our own 
ecclesiastical unity, and are the envy of the world in our 
religious freedom, is due to the broad but measured spirit 
of enthusiasm which, during the last century, has guided 
our country in its relation to the rights of all its subjects. 
It has been neither rash nor timid. It has adopted no 
impossible ideals, nor admitted any degrading conception 
of " the rights of man," but has measured them by the 
one and only standard, the rights of God ; and from this 
standpoint has known how to apply gradually to her 
people what is attainable on earth of liberty, fraternity, 
and equality. Elsewhere these words are only words. 
They are writ large, indeed, upon the walls, but the 
people who read them from the streets below, laugh and 
shake their heads with many a sardonic grimace at the 
bitter experience they have had of their meaning. The 
rough and ready way of giving them an hour's trial is 
always suggesting itself, and now and again finding 
ready hands to give another bitter interpretation of 
their double-edged application. In our country things 
have been otherwise, thank God. These fine words are 
not often on the lips, nor are they to be seen inscribed 
on public buildings ; but, as measured by their just 
standard, they have been the guiding principles of the 
legislature, applied sooner or later to all classes. To 
none have they been applied more honourably than to 
us Catholics. The prejudice against us is still a factor 
to be counted with, as we learn from daily experience ; 
what it was a hundred years ago we may hardly conceive. 
But the inheritors of that prejudice have known how in 
time to rid themselves of it, or having acknowledged it, to 
grant us in defiance of its dictate those rights to. which 
we were otherwise seen to have an equal title. But who 
were they who had her ear and were allowed to control 
and direct her ways? In this Catholic movement who 
charmed her ear with their persuasive eloquence, or 
thundered out our claims till fear let loose her sense of 


justice, or with ever vigilant eye watched her against the 
moment of precipitate action, and then with words, plain, 
direct, and clear, taught her to pause till she knew how 
to make good her steps? Who, looking home to the 
hearth of faith, kept its flame burning clear, unquenched 
by persecution, fenced round against the stealth of flattery, 
fed by a ministry neither qualified by worldliness, nor 
relaxed by fatigue ? Of these our Jubilee brings many 
into relief; but first of them all is John Milner, the 
founder of St. Mary's, to whom, before all, we owe the 
greatness which belongs to us in the past : to whose 
abiding presence we shall owe whatever of greatness 
awaits us in the future. 


But his work in England is not to be understood, 
nor is the early history and influence of this great 
college of the Midland District, without making some 
ugly revelations. It is time, however, to make them. 
All history, rightly viewed, illustrates the glory of Christ, 
and therefore of His Church, which, as His bride, ever 
remains without spot or wrinkle. And what is more to 
our immediate purpose, all that has to be said, however 
deplorable, does but enhance the glory of Oscott. To 
be true and candid is the shortest way to establish her 
renown. And if, in the necessary candour, grievous facts 
have to be told, it is the only Christian habit of mind to 
tell ourselves that had we been in like circumstances we 
might have given occasion to a worse record. 

It must then, at the outset, be declared that a schis- 
matical spirit was abroad in England, with powerful 
agents and definite projects, for a period of forty years, 
and that Milner's glory lies in this that he spent his life, 
as priest and bishop, in doing battle with it. His earthly 
course is another bright commentary on the words : This 
is the victory which overcometh the world your FAITH ; 
and, indeed,. in the keenness of his vision, in the vigour 


of his onslaught, and the sanctity of his life, there was 
much to recall St. Athanasius and St. Jerome. 

In however brief a way, some of the leading characters 
of this spirit of schism must be presented to view before 
recording its activity. It has its own literary exponents, 
and one of these was the priest of Oscott from 1790 to 
1793, the year previous to the first foundation of. the 
College. The Rev. Joseph Berington and his compeers 
had managed to get well into their minds the schismatical 
conception that the Pope was a foreigner even in his 
relation to Englishmen as Catholics. He was to them in 
many ways a usurper in the ecclesiastical affairs of England ; 
the martyrs who had died rather than take the oath of 
supremacy were misguided men ; for their part they 
would not have done it, and certainly the oath might be 
taken now. Times had changed, and had put a new 
interpretation upon it. They it was who made up the 
English Church, which had its own liberties, and should 
be representative of its constituents. As for the Vicars 
Apostolic, they were emissaries of a foreign prelate. The 
laity did not need their aid to interpret oaths or draw 
them up. If they saw their own way to take the oath 
of supremacy it was neither faith nor reason but prejudice 
which hindered them. " One bold man, by taking it, may 
dissipate the whole charm of prejudice and restore us to 
the most valuable privileges of British citizens." As for 
the martyrs, they were " victims of Roman ambition." 
Catholics for centuries had been very unwise. Even in 
Elizabeth's time they had made very " unsatisfactory and 
provoking answers " before going to the gallows. In 
James the First's time Paul V. had condemned the new 
oath of allegiance, but he was very unwise " the king had 
never been wiser or more humane than in framing this 
oath." Charles II. would have done them a great 
service ; he wished to draw a distinction between those 
who " being of ancient extraction had continued of the 
same religion from father to son and those who had 
become proselytes to the Catholic Church," but " the 


perverse opposition of some weak heads had spoiled the 
design, and moderate men, who desired nothing but the 
exercise of their religion in great secrecy, were cruelly 
disappointed." James II. had conceived some " wild 
projects of introducing Popery," but William of Orange 
was too good a politician to be inclined to ways of 
violence or persecution. Catholics soon experienced the 
lenity of his government. " He, forsooth, because he 
was a Protestant and had dethroned James II., could do 
nothing which this new race of Catholics would not thank 
him for, if only they might conciliate their Protestant 
brethren, and slip from under the operation of the 
penal laws." He had ousted the Catholics from London 
and Westminster ; he put every horse they might have 
up to public sale for all comers, at all hours, at 5, and 
threw in their arms gratis ; he offered .100 to any traitor 
who would discover a priest and bring him to trial and a 
life-long imprisonment ; he shut out Catholics from the 
franchise ; he would not have them keep schools on 
that point the severity of the code must be maintained 
and re-inforced ; he would not have a Catholic possessed 
of any title to acquire land, either by purchase or descent. 
And then, too, Glencoe was not a long way back in the 
past, nor the Treaty of Limerick. But he was, after all, 
a Protestant, and the new mode was to say, therefore, 
sweet words of him. Cruelty, and tyranny, and wild 
projects, and at best fatuity are the words for those who 
accounted " the life more than the meat," and " renounced 
all things, yea life itself" to hand down the faith to us. 

That such a spirit existed, and that it co-existed with 
much that was in other ways generous, and courteous, 
religious, and even ascetic, was the danger underlying 
Catholic life in England during the last twenty years of 
the past century, and the first twenty of this. Represen- 
ted and countenanced as it was in the highest quarters 
among the laity, far from being unknown among the 
clergy, so disguised as to gain support even from bishops, 
the occasion only was wanted for it to issue in acts of 


schism, and especially at a time when the wave of revolu- 
tion seemed to be engulphing even the Papacy in its 
irresistible flood. Briefly to record the progress of this 
schismatical movement is necessary before endeavouring 
to understand the first great stage of the Catholic 
movement as it centres round Milner and his College 
of Oscott 

III. i. 

In 1778 an Act of Relief had been passed which freed 
Catholics from the worst of the penal enactments of 
William of Orange. It was not the first evidence of the 
good disposition of George III. towards them, and was a 
recompense for their address of loyalty. To him, first of 
the Hanoverian line, the Catholics had offered their 
allegiance, seeing that his title de facto had issued in one 
de jure and being drawn to him by his own acts of con- 
ciliation. How many families which had borne the brunt 
of their country's persecution did not bear up against its 
favour, it is not the place to record. But it is much to the 
point to observe that the extreme course of apostacy on 
the part of many helps us to understand how weak and 
prone to schism was the faith in many more who remained 
professedly Catholic. 

Within five years of this Act, which had been passed 
without opposition in Parliament or dissension among 
Catholics, five gentlemen constituted themselves into a 
committee to manage Catholic affairs. They did not 
scruple to express their intentions. One was to consti- 
tute the Vicars Apostolic in the full power of Ordinaries, 
so as to prevent the frequent recurrence to Rome for 
dispensations and other matters, to the end that the 
voice of the laity might have its share also " in regulating 
every part of our national Church discipline," and that 
as a consequence, " the discipline of the Church might be 
made, as near as may be, conformable to the laws of their 
country " and " to the practice of the primitive Church." 
From this Committee proceeded such constant, ubiquitous 


and public interference with the spiritual jurisdiction of 
the Church, that the Prince of Wales spoke of the peer 
whose influence upon it was paramount, as occupying 
with his own royal father, the dignity of being head of a 

In 1788 the secretary, Charles Butler, was instructed 
by them to prepare a bill for the repeal of the penal laws, 
and, as a preliminary, a Protestation was drawn up and 
carried round the country for the signatures of the 
Catholic body. To draw up a protestation against the 
wild opinions attributed to Catholics in such a way as 
not to infringe theological truth would not have been an 
easy task for Mr. Butler, even if he had been quite free 
from the taint of the schismatical spirit. However easy 
it was, for instance, to renounce the doctrine of the 
deposing power in relation to England, to renounce it as 
in itself impious and damnable and heretical is clearly 
not within a Catholic's right. Hence the necessity of 
submitting such instruments, involving, as they must, 
statements of doctrine, to the divinely appointed 
witnesses and judges of the faith. In the case of the 
Protestation this was designedly not done ; the document 
was therefore by no means satisfactory, nor, unhappily, 
was it meant to be so. But still, in some sense and 
under some restrictions, the bishops, the clergy,.and the 
laity, to the number of over 1,500, did sign it as inter- 
preted and explained by its authors, many at the same 
time exacting a condition and promise that it should not 
be followed by an oath. They might sign dangerous 
words according to a right interpretation, but they would 
not in the most solemn way make words their own by 
oath, unless their own conscience justified them. Promise 
and condition however notwithstanding, when the 
draft of the bill saw the light in 1789, it was found to 
have a new oath appended which would debar every 
conscientious Catholic from seeking relief under it. The 
oath was in substance a return to the Oath of Allegiance 
condemned by Paul V., the Irish Oath of the Act of 


1778 being deliberately and with sinister intention 
eschewed. Stranger still, a declaration was prefixed to 
the oath of the most astounding nature. Every Catholic, 
in order to benefit by the Act, was to declare himself a 
Protesting Catholic Dissenter / (A. B.) declare myself 
to be a Protesting Catholic Dissenter. Could it be a piece 
of solemn pleasantry at the expense of the dignity of 
Parliament and of the Vicars Apostolic ? Far from it ; 
it was not only the serious utterance of a schismatical 
spirit, but was a carefully prepared plan to create schism. 
When the political friend of the committee, Mr. Milford, 
afterwards Lord Redesdale, presented the bill in 1791, 
he endeavoured to commend it to the House by dis- 
tinguishing Catholic Dissenters from Catholic Papists. 
These were cruel, bloody-minded bigots ; those were 
inoffensive subjects of his Majesty suffering persecution 
from within and without. 

The Vicars Apostolic were on the alert. They issued 
an encyclical letter, dated October 21 st, 1789, condemning 
the oath. But who were they to command obedience ? 
The Secretary sent them the Committee's reply, bound 
in red morocco, containing an appeal to the people, and 
a letter insulting and calumnious to them and the Holy 
See. This Red Book was shortly printed without title, 
stitched in blue cover, and circulated among the people, 
to become famous as the first Blue Book. In a few 
months two of the four Vicars Apostolic died, and the 
Committee were at once afoot to have Bishops instituted 
in their room according, as they had said, " to the 
primitive practice of the Church." They accordingly 
elected Dr. Charles Berington, whose name, with that of 
the Rev. Joseph Wilks, O.S.B., of Bath, had been added 
to the Committee, to the vacant Southern District, which 
included London. He was then living at Oscott, occu- 
pying the enlarged house which Bishop Hornyold had 
built for the Vicars Apostolic, and which still forms part 
of the old College. When the consent of Rome was not 
to be had, some went so far as to wish their elect to 


insist upon his election as canonical, and to enter upon 
possession. There was, however, a limit to his pliancy, 
and when Dr. John Douglas was in due course formally 
appointed, he dated a letter from Oscott, November 4, 
1790, entreating them, by every motive, to grant the new 
Vicar Apostolic the same support they had so liberally 
promised to himself, " their most obedient, humble 

The two new Vicars Apostolic of the Northern and 
Southern Districts with Bishop Walmesley of the Western 
District, being assembled in synod, proceeded to condemn 
anew the schismatical oath and appellation in an en- 
cyclical letter of January 19, 1791. Dr. Thomas Talbot 
of the Midland District did not attend, and did not, 
therefore, sign this second condemnation ; and if any 
reason beyond that of health is required to explain his 
absence, the fact that his coadjutor's name appears at 
the foot of the protest which followed, is quite enough. 
This protest has a legal solemnity which shows the 
Secretary's hand. It is the chief document of the second 
Blue Book, and is an open declaration of schism. As 
being the most celebrated of Charles Butler's productions 
in his capacity of Secretary to the Catholic Committee, 
so called, some portion had better be quoted, It leads 
off thus : " Therefore, my Lord Bishop of Rama, V.A. 
of the Western District ; my Lord Bishop of Acanthos, 
V.A. of the Northern District ; my Lord Bishop of 
Centuriae, V.A. of the Southern District your lordships 
having brought matters to this point convinced that we- 
have not been misled by our clergy, convinced that we 
have not departed from the principles of our ancestors, 
convinced that we have not violated any article of 
Catholic faith or communion, we, the Catholic Com- 
mittee, whose names are here underwritten, for ourselves 
and for those in whose trust we have acted, do hereby, 
before God, solemnly protest, and call upon God to 
witness our protest against your lordships' encyclical 

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letters of the iQth day of October, 1789, and the 2ist 
day of January last ; and every clause, article, determina- 
tion, matter, and thing therein respectively contained, as 
imprudent, arbitrary, and unjust." The encyclicals, they 
go on, encroach on their natural, civil, and religious 
rights, and inculcate principles hostile to society and 
government, and to the constitution and laws of the 
British empire ; and they finally appeal " to all the 
Catholic Churches in the universe, and especially to the 
first of all Catholic Churches, the Apostolic See, rightly 

They accordingly continued their exertions to have 
the bill passed without any alteration of the oath or 
of the schismatical appellation. 

The bill was introduced on March the 1st of the year 
1791. Mr. Mitford carefully set in relief the claim of the 
Catholic Dissenters as distinct from the Catholic Papists ; 
but a celebrated handbill being circulated in the House, 
caused the postponement of the bill for three months. 
When it was a second time introduced, Catholics found 
their ordinary name of Roman Catholics again assigned 
to them ; and by the time it reached its final reading in 
the Lords, the oath, which had been changed and 
changed to meet the requirements of the Vicars 
Apostolic, had been given up altogether and the oath of 
the Act of 1778 substituted. 

The committee felt their defeat grievously, more 
than all their marvellously clever and busy secretary ; 
who, having followed up the decisive Statement of Facts 
in the handbill by one of his own, now, in the chagrin of 
failure, published it with other documents in The Third 
Blue Book. 

Two days after, on June the 9th, a meeting was held to 
celebrate the passing of the Bill. One Vicar Apostolic 
attended in person, another by deputy ; but their amend- 
ment to thank the Committee for the civil benefits of the 
Act, and to thank the Bishops for having obtained an 

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orthodox oath, was put down by unrestrained clamour. 
Determined, moreover, to wrest another triumph over the 
Bishops from the meeting, the Committee proposed that 
the Protestation which had preceded the condemned 
oath should be deposited in the British Museum ; and 
according to the Secretary's return, 21 priests and 83 
laymen voted for the proposition, and against 42 laymen 
and 30 priests, including I bishop and a bishop's deputy. 

Still another discordant song of triumph would the 
Committee have sung at the meeting. The clergyman of 
Bath who had signed the two schismatical Blue Books 
had been interdicted from his ministry. His bishop's 
deputy being called upon, declared in that bishop's words 
the cause : the said clergyman had rebelled and protested 
against the divinely established government of the Church 
by bishops and their authority a crime no less than 
schism. Thereupon it was moved that a letter be read 
from fourteen of the clergy of Staffordshire in which 
they lamented the suspension, and pledged themselves to 
make the schismatical priest's cause their own. And in 
this matter the principal agent of the Committee had 
been the Rev. Joseph Berington, then priest of Oscott 
It will be seen that the Committee, which either under 
the name of the Cisalpine (i.e. Antipapal) Club or the 
Catholic Board claimed the direction of Catholic affairs 
in England till the rise of the Irish and British Associa- 
tions, had a two-fold line of operations, one through the 
clergy and the other through Parliament. This summary 
of their procedure will avail itself of this distinction, and 
thus divided will enable us the better to follow Milner's 
counter-operations, and see the place Oscott occupies in 
the strife and victory. 

Ill, 2. 

There can be no doubt that the absence of the name 
of the Right Rev. Dr. Talbot, V.A. of the Midland 
District from the second Encyclical Letter, was an 

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encouragement to the Committee. They could therefore 
leave his name out of their Protest, and insinuate a 
division among the Bishops. But much more to them 
was the presence of the name of his coadjutor among 
their own as one who abetted and consented to their 
doings. He was endowed, says Milner, with superior 
talents and the sweetest temper, but was unhappily in the 
hands of certain powerful laymen and certain of their 
clerical friends and took his guidance from them. 

When, in 1795, he succeeded to Dr. Talbot, the 
Committee put forth all their force to keep him from 
signing a form of retractation sent from the Holy See, 
they even invoked the help of Pitt and other politicians, 
and it was not till 1797 that Dr. Bew, his vicar general and 
President of the newly instituted College of Oscott, 
induced him to sign. And even then he so far acted with 
the Committee as to append certain words containing the 
clause salva fidelitate Regia majestati. 

At his death, in 1798, Pope Pius VI. being a prisoner 
in Napoleon's hands, Dr. Bew entered into conflict with 
the Senior Vicar Apostolic, Dr. Gibson, of the Northern 
District, claiming to be, during the vacancy, the legiti- 
mate source of jurisdiction. In the year following, the 
heroic Pontiff died in prison ; but in 1800, by a wonderful 
interposition of Providence, Pius VII. was elected Pope 
during the sudden, brief overthrow of Napoleon's army 
in Italy, and having settled the Vicar Apostolic's right, 
he presently appointed Dr. Gregory Stapleton to the 
vacant Vicariate, and upon his death in 1802, the oppo- 
sition of the Cisalpine party being again overcome, 
raised to the same dignity and the titular see of Castabala, 
Dr. John Milner, by brief of March i, 1803. 

Meanwhile another great event in the Catholic history 
of England had occilrred. The French Revolution gave 
occasion to a blessed proof of the nation's hospitality. 
No less than 8,000 priests had landed on our shores, 
exiles for their faith, with many monks and nuns. 1 hey 
were received with universal generosity. The King 


assigned to them his house of Winchester, and as many 
as a thousand were harboured there ; and contributions 
for their support were received from all sides. It is, 
however, sad to record that some leading Cisalpines 
were by no means of this mind. What was to be done 
with this inroad of monks and nuns and friars? The 
Vicars Apostolic ought to look to it and advise them 
how far they were bound by their oath and honour not 
to connive at a wilful transgression of an Act of Parlia- 
ment. At length, in 1800, a section of the Protestants, 
stung with the sense of defeat in a celebrated argument, 
thought of annoying the Catholics. The presence of the 
French clergy offered an opportunity ; some had already 
been sent out of the kingdom for making converts. But 
readiest to hand were the nuns. Against these it was 
resolved to proceed, and a species of Alien Act was intro- 
duced. Some fair-minded members, however, had reduced 
and relaxed the bill very much, and it was likely to be lost, 
when a compromise was announced. They had been 
dealing with the Cisalpines as if these were authorised to 
come to terms for the poor recluses. But at this juncture 
a friend of the nuns warned them that they were betrayed, 
and advised them to throw themselves on the humanity 
of the House of Lords. This was done and the bill 
thrown out. 

The presence of the French clergy brought manifest 
blessings: but there was one drawback. When Pius VII., 
in 1 80 1, made a Concordat with Napoleon, and recon- 
stituted the sees of France, a certain number of clergy in 
France and in England appealed against him. Of those 
in England nine-tenths returned ; of those who remained 
a considerable number, among whom an Abbe Blanchard 
made himself conspicuous by his schismatical writings, 
refused to acknowledge the Pope's action, denied that the 
French Church was part of the Church Catholic, and 
attributed schism to His Holiness. This scandal vexed 
the Church in England till the year 1818. In 1810 the 
Vicars Apostolic agreed that no French priest should 


say mass or hold faculties who did not take a test formally 
repudiating the doctrine that Pius VII. was a schismatic 
or heretic. This was published in the Midland District; 
but in the London District, where it was most wanted, it 
was not published, and a priest named Trevaux, who 
had been interdicted from his ministry, was admitted 
again to his functions after making an apology and with- 
out taking the test. This caused grave scandal in Ireland 
as well as in England, and the Irish prelates did not 
hesitate to declare that schism was openly countenanced 
in the London District by the re-admission of Trevaux to 
his sacred functions. 

On which side the sympathy of the Cisalpines in 
this struggle was expended is clear from their professed 
principles. But the Cisalpine Club had ceased in name, 
though in the Catholic Board which was instituted 
in 1807 on an extended plan, the same spirit for the 
most part endured, and the same minds guided its 
action. A curious evidence of this was presently given. 
In 1804 the mania had seized the English mind that 
irreligion could be stemmed by an unlimited distribution 
of Bibles. This brought an old reproach in a new form 
on the Catholic Body, and the Board, in order to refute 
the charge of being enemies of the Bible, instead of 
appealing to the true doctrine of the Rule of Faith, 
resolved that it was desirable that Catholics should 
promote a gratuitous distribution of the sacred Scriptures, 
and invited the Vicars Apostolic to be patrons. Some 
countenance they did receive from one or more of them, 
but the only product was a small edition of the New 
Testament almost without notes, the few that appeared 
being, it is said, inserted to satisfy the scruples of a vicar 

On this procedure two instructive comments appeared : 
one a Rescript from the Holy See condemning such 
societies as " a crafty device for weakening the foundations 
of religion ; " the other, the formation by Methodists and 


others of a Catholic Bible Society for distributing the 
Catholic version, without its notes, with the solemnly 
expressed intention of " affording the benefit of a turbid 
stream to a thirsty and perishing people." 

Finding no response from the Catholic clergy, whom 
foolishly enough they expected to ensnare, nor from their 
flocks, they devised another plan. In the two districts of 
London west and east where most of the poorer 
Catholics were to be found, they founded Bible schools 
wherein Catholic children might be educated gratis, 
without contact with priests or learning any catechism, 
being fed religiously upon the Bible alone. Strange as 
it must appear, the guiding spirit and exponent of the 
Catholic Board was found among the subscribers and 
promoters of this new plan for robbing Catholic children 
of their faith. The same system was carried into Ireland, 
but was speedily checked by the vigilance of the Holy 

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But the Catholic Committee, as constituted under 
either of its three names, had another line of operations 
much more legitimate. In promoting measures of relief 
they had to deal with politicians and ministries. But 
they had been weak enough to lead politicians of both 
parties in the state to expect that if they gave Catholics 
the rights of citizenship, Catholics would give them a 
quid pro quo. And as the Committee and their political 
friends both desired and would be well content with the 
same thing, namely, the crippling of the relations of the 
Bishops with Rome, we find them mutually playing into 
each other's hands. 

One politician had, from the year 1805, conceived a 
plan much after the ideas of the Committee, except that 
whereas they wished to have in their own hands the 
control of the bishops in their relations with the Holy 
See, Sir John Hippisley wished to have the same power 


in his, as the head of a rival commission. To this end 
he was often letting drop some reference to the long 
sleepers, as he termed the laws of Elizabeth's reign, 
which prohibited intercourse with Rome under pain of 
death, and was making a study of all the circumscriptions 
and restrictions of the independence of the Holy See in 
foreign parts. But it was not through him that the 
Committee worked. 

By the year 1808 it was confidently believed that, so far 
as English Catholics were concerned, their consent was 
assured. One of the Committee had publicly declared that 
the Government had only to ask to obtain the ruling voice 
in the appointment of bishops. In the letters of Peter 
Plimley, the author roundly asserts that the Catholics 
had long since expressed to His Majesty's Ministers their 
perfect readiness to grant it. It was even asserted by 
one politician in Parliament, that he knew for certain that 
the Catholics would not be content with emancipation 
without some restriction of this kind on the appointment 
of their bishops. 

But Catholics in England were gradually learning that 
through the recent Act of Union a great change had 
come over the relations between ministries and the 
representatives of their own body. The Irish had a 
hierarchy of four provinces and nearly thirty bishops, 
with a Catholic people behind them half as numerous as 
the population of England. There were, according to 
Sir John Hippisley's calculation, as many as 200,000 
Catholic soldiers and sailors serving His Majesty at one 
time during this period of the conflict with Napoleon. 
The Irish Episcopate and Irish Catholic Board had 
agents in England, very shrewd and very determined, 
and as through these as well as in Ireland they were 
working with far more power than the English Catholics 
could command, their sense as regards the independence 
of their bishops and clergy was a factor in the struggle 
too prominent to be overlooked. 

This became fully apparent in 1 808. Their ecclesiastical 


agent, having been asked by Mr. Ponsonby what power 
the Irish bishops were prepared to allow the State in the 
choice of the bishops, replied that he had no authority 
from them to speak, but would write to consult, mean- 
while he ventured to say, as knowing their mind and the 
mind of the Holy See, that he did not think they would 
be indisposed to grant such control as would satisfy the 
Crown of the loyalty of the candidates, provided such 
restriction, or veto as it was afterwards called, was limited 
in a given case to a very few times and strictly confined 
to the question of loyalty. The use made of this 
admission so alarmed the Irish, both bishops and people, 
that they at once proceeded to reject it formally; and for 
a time their agent required all his address to recover his 
place in their esteem. 

Two years after occurred a series of events, difficult to 
narrate briefly, but of immense importance. The resolu- 
tion of the Irish Bishops, expressing the determination 
of both clergy and laity, stood in the way if the Board's 
scheme was to succeed. Lord Grenville, therefore, their 
political friend, published at the beginning of the year a 
letter to an Irish lord within his confidence, in which he 
spoke of complicated arrangements which would have to 
be made before emancipation could be granted in order 
to secure their own civil and religious establishments, 
one of which was a voice in the choice of bishops. From 
this letter, by mutual understanding, the Board selected 
a passage, trimmed it down somewhat so as to disguise 
its import, tried by every means to get the approval of 
the Irish agent, and not succeeding with him, did succeed 
in hoodwinking the five other Bishops in England, who, 
under every species of entreaty, pressure, clever verbiage 
and explaining away, at length, one after another, added 
their names to those of the Board. This resolution, 
known as the fifth, being put in the form of a petition, 
was presented to the House. The hope was that the 
Irish would be decoyed into accepting it a vain hope 
which never had a shadow of plausibility. Earl Grey 


made much of the resolution in presenting it to the 
House of Lords, but unhappily for its Catholic sup- 
porters was altogether too candid, referring it back to 
the letter of Earl Grenville from which it had been 
extracted, and letting it be well understood that the 
letter was the Creed of the party. 

The fruit of it was not fully seen till 1813, when a Bill 
having been introduced by Grattan certain clauses were 
proposed by Canning, as the condition of his party's 
support, which not only assumed a veto in the election of 
Bishops, but placed this power and all intercourse with 
Rome, even of correspondence, into the hands of a 
Commission, to be composed of some Catholic Peers and 
rich Commoners, one Bishop, some Protestant Privy 
Councillors, and a Protestant Secretary of State. Such 
a Bill could never have passed without causing open 
schism and undoing all that had been done towards 
emancipation. It had become evident to far-seeing minds 
that full civil emancipation was a certainty of the near 
future, if Catholics would only hold together and wait. 
But this Bill would only relieve such as would part 
company with their faith and would have again reduced 
the church in England to the shifts of the days of 
persecution. It went on through its stages, however, 
and had actually reached the day of its third reading, 
when the speaker, having left the chair for the last formal 
stage of Committee, suddenly to the amazement of the 
House, the Ministry, the Catholic Board, and the whole 
Catholic Body, himself proposed that the clause admitting 
Catholics to seats in either House should be left out. A 
vote was taken and a majority of four stood against the 
clause. Thereupon the Bill was abandoned. 

The indignation of the Catholic Board was great, and 
ascribing their overthrow to the Irish ecclesiastical agent 
whose name, in the hope of better things, stood on their 
list of members, they went the length of publicly 
expelling him, to their own instant discomfiture and 
irretrievable discredit. 


Meanwhile Sir John Hippisley, who in 1805 and since 
has done much service in stating the Catholic claims, was 
steadily pursuing his crotchet, and had drawn up his 
report. He at last obtained the consent of the ministry 
to submit it to the House in the session of 1817, and one 
good result was immediately seen. The Vicars Apostolic 
and their coadjutors seeing the design no longer through 
the mind of the Catholic Board, but as laid bare by the 
busy persistence of an independent member, drew up 
some resolutions which brought them into accord with 
the Irish agent ; and from this time the power of the 
Catholic Board may be said to have been irrecoverably 

The Catholic people of England had now been edu- 
cated into some consciousness of their own mind and 
their own power ; the Irish Bishops and people, by force 
of their own weight, consistency, and the address and 
power of their English ecclesiastical agent, commanded 
the field of operations ; the mind of a few laymen, how- 
ever distinguished their position and adroit their tactics, 
could not dominate the English Catholic body ; and the 
forces which were to win emancipation were being 
marshalled on a broader basis of operations, with a new 
spirit and under new leaders. But the work still went on 
in Parliament with some peril still remaining that a 
schism would be the result of success. In 1818, and 
again in 1819, a motion was made, first in the Commons 
and then in the Lords, to suppress the declaration against 
Transubstantiation and the Invocation of Saints while 
leaving the oath of supremacy in force, and in 1825 a 
Bill passed the Commons to be thrown out in the Lords, 
on which, though still encumbered with restrictive 
clauses, many had set their hearts. But, in truth, 
there never had been, from the rise of the Catholic 
Committee, the slightest prospect of carrying a Bill 
through both chambers unless it trammelled the free 
action of the Catholic Church, and had the consent of at 
least the ostensible representatives of the Catholic body. 


Parliament was often nearly beguiled into a false position, 
but, with its eyes open, it never did mean to relieve a 
mere section of the Catholics who were sacrificing every- 
thing to the desire of controlling their ecclesiastical 
superiors in matters of Church discipline and securing 
for themselves admission to Parliament. 


The committee's work of securing emancipation at the 
expense of a schism had failed. It failed through John 
Milner, than whom rarely has a man been raised up with 
more distinctly marked vocation. The purpose of his 
life, as we see him now in the page of history or living in 
the fruit of his labours, is defined with the distinctness 
of a figure of Fra Angelico ; at every step he is himself 
evidently conscious of it, and the result everywhere con- 
firms it. In the order of God's Providence he was as 
essential to the growth of the Church as we see it to-day 
as was the mission of St. Augustine, the death of St. 
Thomas a Becket, the blood of the martyrs to the Papal 
supremacy. If his mouth had been closed, the glorious 
page of the living book of God's Church which now lies 
open had been closed with it, and a prophet might have 
wept because none was found worthy to break the seals 
and reveal its glorious characters. 

For a parallel to his life and work some, with en- 
couragement from the word of Rome, have reached back 
to the early Fathers of the Church to the times when 
one mind armed with the sword of the spirit and kindled 
with divine fervour had struck the thronged ranks of heresy 
and rallied the wavering to the Rock of Truth. Perhaps, 
however, there is an event of our own days which offers 
a better parallel. His was a combat fought through the 
Press on the floor of Parliament, and such in its great 
features has been the conflict in Germany, until the per- 
secutor now sees his projects vain and negotiates terms of 
retreat with Rome. But in Germany, while the bishops 
were gagged by law, the laity had orators in Parliament, 

who with unwearied insistence made the Catholic claims 
penetrate through closed ears till they could not be 
ignored, while a Catholic Press, springing up in every 
town, took the word and gave it voice in every household. 
In England one faithful bishop, with nearly all the 
conspicuous laity openly opposing him or standing aloof, 
sometimes with little sometimes with no help from those 
who with him were ordained to rule the Church of God, 
never ceased in season and out of season, by night and 
day, to use his pen and the liberty of the Press for 
the instruction of his countrymen, till the members of a 
Protestant Parliament took up his word of justice and 
supplied the default of his own brethren. 

Against him, moreover, stood one of versatile mind 
and readiest pen, claiming the Catholic name and posing 
as a representative of the Church, who watched his path 
and tried to trip him, studied his fence and tried to stab 
him, or strike him from behind, commending himself to 
the unsuspecting by a pen used as freely in defence of 
the Church's doctrines as in assailing her authority, 
pursued him to the end, and after his death tried to 
dishonour him by ignoring his work. But Milrier, as the 
years of the past recede, grows in outline and proportion 
as in very truth a great Bishop who in his day pleased 
God and was found just, so that of his time was none 
like him ; and the claimant of his honours, the man who 
was ever ready to contend with him either in the open 
arena or under " some lurking incognito," lithe of move- 
ment and unassailable as a cloud, sinks back upon 
himself, and his fame rolls up like a scroll. At best he 
is a foil to set off the claims of the truth he impugned. 
His versatile powers, his industry without respite, his 
splendid diplomacy, his high place, his literary fame, 
leave no mark of their own on God's Church. Charles 
Butler has received his eternal award, but his place in 
the history of the Catholic Church will not be known 
till his days have so far receded into the past as to leave 
Milner in his solitary greatness. 


In the contest over the Relief Bill of 1791 he first 
measured swords with Milner, who was then priest of 
Winchester and one of the advisers of his bishop. In the 
story of the Committee's failure is the record of his first 
overthrow. It was he who had drawn up the Bill, he was 
the pliant but withal directing spirit of the junta of 
gentlemen who through long and generous services to the 
Church had come to consider it as in some sort an 
appanage to their title and family. He had negotiated 
with Pitt and the statesmen whose voice had the ear of 
the country ; he had submitted his draft to the Archbishop 
of Canterbury who had graciously suggested some altera- 
tion and sent him away with his blessing. Why should 
he not succeed ? 

It has been seen how first in one Encyclical and again 
in a second the Vicars Apostolic had condemned the 
measure for its uncatholic oath and its deliberate pro- 
vision to create schism in the Catholic body. Milner 
was present at both the Synods from which issued the 
Encyclical Letters, as Counsel of his Bishop, and at least 
in the second he was the moving spirit. From the 
Bishops he received the commission to act in their name, 
and his was a mind to receive at once the message of the 
hour and respond to its needs. His policy was always 
the same: never to speak with ambiguity: "It is well 
known that I have ever professed to leave the direction 
of our political matters to our laity, in as positive a 
manner as I have claimed the direction -and management 
of matters appertaining to the faith and discipline of the 
Catholic Church for its bishops and clergy :" " My policy 
in matters of religion has been to have no policy at 
all :" never to compromise with principle : " My politics 
will be found to consist in nothing else but a steady, 
plain-dealing, and self-denying adherence to the religion 
which I profess, and of which I am a guardian. No man 
living can show that I have or ever had any other 
politics jjfer-never to fear the consequence: "God knows, 
there never was an instant of my life, since I came to the 


use of reason, in which I would not have lost my life 
rather than be concerned in giving either power or 
influence over any part of the Catholic Church to any 
uncatholic person or persons whomsoever :" not to be 
moved by the flattery of the great : " In vain have I used 
every means in my power to induce our statesmen to 
establish a foundation for their claim to interfere in the 
internal concerns of our religion. Many have taken 
great notice of me, but none of them have ventured to 
look my arguments in the face :" to be unmoved by the 
reproaches of his brethren : " Some twenty years ago I 
was so much in disgrace with a part of those of my 
own Communion in London that they nicknamed me 
Lord George Gordon, and would not speak to me in the 
streets for that very conduct for which they are now 
obliged to me, namely, for being instrumental in 
preserving for them their family name and their un- 
changeable creed." He refers here to this very year 
1791. He hastened to London to meet the ministers 
face to face, having in the shape of a handbill a 
Statement of Facts relating to the contest among the 
Roman Catholics of this kingdom, concerning the Bill to 
be introduced into Parliament for their relief, which was 
nothing more than certain extracts from Charles Butler's 
Blue Books with counter statements of his own. Burke 
introduced him to Fox and Windham ; he also saw Pitt 
and Dundas, Wilberforce the friend of the slaves, William 
Smith the leader of the dissenters, other members, and 
several bishops. We have seen the result. He managed 
to have his handbill distributed to the members as they 
entered, found his way to the Strangers' Gallery, and for 
want of room sat upon the floor, saw his handbill circu- 
late until it came to Pitt, and heard Pitt declare they had 
been deceived, and that either the other party of Catholics 
must be relieved or the Bill not >pass. Chicanery and 
brilliant talents had proved no match for the simplicity 
of truth directing a genius for action. Another, besides 
the Secretary of the Committee, with no recommendation 


but the position his faith and talents had acquired, could 
pass the vestibule of Parliament as worthy to advise its 
members, could hold converse with ministers, could claim 
attention from them. In his word and on his face was 
written sincerity, and he proved not only that a Catholic's 
loyalty requires no ambiguous words to express it, but 
that the best way to deal with our countrymen is to 
express the faith we hold without fear and without 
disguise. The subsequent history of the Bill has been 
told, and how the disappointment of the Committee issued 
in their taking the schismatical title of the Cisalpine 

IV. 2. 

The Catholic claims were not raised again in Parlia- 
ment till 1805. Pitt, who had brought about the Union, 
and stood pledged to attempt Catholic Emancipation, 
resigned. The King could not be brought to see how 
such a measure was consistent with his Coronation Oath, 
and here was the opportunity for Milner. He was 
speedily in the press with The Case of Conscience Solved ; 
or the Catholic claims proved to be compatible with the 
Coronation Oath, and he had his reward. The King read 
it, and confessed that his scruples were removed, and it 
was named with high commendation in Parliament and 
in the press. 

In 1805 theCatholicclaimswere again before Parliament, 
and Milner, who was by this time Bishop of the Midland 
District, heard his friend Sir John Hippisley argue in 
their favour with much delight, ascribing little importance 
to his sketch of the restrictions he would impose on the 
liberty of the Church. A charitable view of his inimical 
brethren would have hindered him from forecasting the 
alliance to be instituted between them and Protestant 
statesmen for the purpose of subjugating the free action 
of the Church to a mixed Council of Catholic and 
Protestant laymen. 


But there was abroad an opinion that some concession 
regarding the nomination of their bishops could be made 
by Catholics with all due sanction. Milner having been 
often questioned by men in power on this point armed 
himself with a judgment from Rome, and in 1807 took 
counsel with the Irish bishops, towards whom he held 
the office of English ecclesiastical agent. Pitt's return to 
office in 1804 had been followed by the resumption of the 
Catholic debate in 1805, but in the next year, while still in 
early manhood, he died, and the new ministry, in which 
Percival was Chancellor of the Exchequer, dissolved 
Parliament and returned from the elections all the 
stronger under the -cry, " the Church in danger." In the 
year following they had to meet the petition from Ireland, 
and under encouragement from the Catholic laity, Mr. 
Ponsonby and Lord Grenville were to reinforce it by 
signifying that restrictions upon the appointment of 
bishops would not be refused by the Catholics as a counter- 
poise to their own civil emancipation. However, as 
Milner was the accredited agent of the Irish bishops, they 
were referred to him, and in an interview on May the 2ist, 
1808, he stated, without any diplomacy of word and with- 
out that caution which he should have observed, that 
under all due restrictions he did not think the Irish 
bishops would deny the Crown such a voice as would just 
satisfy it of the loyality of the candidate : but he would 
write to consult them as he had no authority to speak. 
To his immense mortification these political friends turned 
his unsuspecting word into a piece of parliamentary 
tactics, and assured the House under his authority that 
such concessions would be made by the Catholics as 
would virtually make the King head of their Church. 
Milner protested and had his Protest in print next 
morning, and Mr. Ponsonby admitted the justice of it, 
but he learnt that a statesman in the hour of debate 
would be sure to make what political capital he could out 
of such an admission, however qualified ; and he had 
much to do to convince his enemies and friends of his 


consistency while retaining his former place as the un- 
compromising defender of the Church's liberty and a 
Catholic's civil rights. 

In a very short time he had acknowledged his error of 
judgment, but as regards his own words he believed he 
had not passed beyond his instructions from Rome and 
the sense of the Irish bishops. The interpretation, how- 
ever, of his words witnessed at once what would be the 
practical interpretation of the concession the words 
indicated. Ministers should not have been misled, or 
could not, " because, as he said, he had never ceased to 
make in print and by word of mouth one declaration : I 
would rather lose my life than be instrumental in giving 
power and influence to an uncatholic government over the 
Catholic Church." But still the consequence of his words, 
had they been official, would have gone in that direction, 
and as they were not official it was imprudent even to 
seem to commit his Irish brethren to such consequence. 

From Ireland he received letters which at once con- 
vinced him of his error. He admitted it, but under the 
sense that he had spoken with a just meaning, he wrote 
for private circulation a Letter to a Parish Priest, in 
which he argued, merely as " a mooting essay," that the 
position he had taken was tenable and consistent with 
the due liberty of the Church. But however tenable in 
itself, it was, as he knew well and confessed, utterly 
untenable in the circumstances, and proved to be so by 
the interpretation put upon it ; and the attitude of the 
Irish Catholics, both clergy and laity, towards him left 
him no room for doubt. He never received a rejoinder 
comparable in power to an Irish Catholic clergyman's 
Reply to the Rt. Rev. Dr. Milner's Letter to a Parish 
Priest. It bears the impress of one whose admiration 
and affection has received a bitter wound, and is con- 
ceived in so high a tone of reverent remonstrance as 
must have left Milner's powers of rejoinder all unstrung. 
" Think not, however, my lord, that your former friends 
entertain the slightest suspicion of your orthodoxy ; a 


reference to your learned, pious, or controversial works 
was superfluous ; these friends were and are convinced 
of your lordship's inviolable attachment to the purity of 
the Catholic faith ; but they are also convinced that the 
rectitude of your heart has not secured you in the 
present case from a most eccentric aberration. A mortal 
wound may be inflicted by the hand of him who would 
not aim the blow ; a man may act wrong and intend 
right. The blow once effectively struck, it is of little 
consequence to the Catholics of Ireland whether it was 
dealt by a real friend or by an insidious enemy ; whether 
by Dr. Milner or by Sir John Throckmorton or 
T. McKenna or Peter Plymley; with this difference, 
however, that the writers who preceded your lordship in 
this disastrous speculation were almost totally over- 
looked, or comparatively insignificant on the same list 
with their truly learned favourite, Dr. Milner." 

The Et tu Brute in this letter is too poignant, but 
Milner had no difficulty in retractation where his conscience 
admitted it. He went to Ireland, laid his words and conduct 
before the Bishops in Synod ; and they passed two resolu- 
tions which ever after were the bulwark of his defence 
against his enemies. They declared that his explanation 
was satisfactory, and asked him to continue as their agent, 
but, at the same time, resolved that it was inexpedient 
to admit any change in the existing mode of electing 
bishops, and pledged themselves to elect none but men 
of unimpeachable loyalty and peaceable conduct. This 
last was the true answer to the Government ; it had 
all the security needed in the principle that loyal men, 
whose loyalty was engaged by their pledges and insured 
by their faith, would elect none but those whom they 
knew to be loyal 

IV. 3. 

This resolution was directly in the path of the English 
lay leaders. How to circumvent it became the question 
agitating the Catholic Board and its moving spirit, who, 


having very cleverly managed to devolve on another 
the drudgery of Secretary, was working in secret. The 
FIFTH RESOLUTION was the outcome, so worded as to 
disguise the proposals underlying it, and in this way to 
commend it, if possible, to the credulous Irish bishops. 
But the diplomatic craft of the adversary overreached 
itself. It was folly to suppose they would not see the 
veto carefully wrapped up in its length of ambiguous 
words, or remain in ignorance of its origin. It was folly 
for English Catholics " to act the part of a few tame 
decoy ducks in order to lead an immense flock of wild 
ducks into a snare prepared for both parties." 

Milner by this time was so powerful in his representative 
character of what was best and truest in the Catholic 
Church of England and Ireland that siege must be laid to 
him. He had many friends in the Church and out, 
whose doors he could enter as a gentleman of the highest 
literary fame, a Christian politician of deep wisdom and 
patent incorruptibility, or a Catholic Bishop whose life and 
ways were the mirror of a good conscience sine offensa. 
He had others who would sit down at table with him in 
the hope of inveigling his mind into some consent to 
their dubious acts, but would close their doors on him, if 
as a great bishop he was found faithful. On January the 
3 ist, 1810, he sat down at Doran's Hotel, Dover Street, 
at apparently a hospitable board, but for an hour and 
more the company pitted themselves against him to 
extract his consent to the Fifth Resolution, and at length, 
having stood at bay all this time guarding the sacred 
deposit of faith within his keeping, he appealed to their 
sympathy as he never did before or after through the 
sudden eloquence of a flood of tears. 

Early that day, and again the next morning, he took 
care to have a common understanding with the other 
bishops in London. With them, he said, he would give 
an account of himself as an English bishop, as he would 
also in his office of agent to the bishops of Ireland. But 


his English episcopal brethren were true when he stood 
by, and grievously failed when, his back being turned or 
his presence removed, they in their turn were severally 
submitted to the onset he had withstood. But no sooner 
had the Irish people learnt the nature of the Fifth 
Resolution of February the ist, than from one end of the 
island to the other they cried out that the English 
Catholics had betrayed them. To these they had com- 
mitted their cause, abandoning their own meetings on 
the assurance of the English Board that no measure 
should be adopted, but as auxiliary to the more effectual 
exertions of the Catholics of Ireland, as in England the 
Catholics, it was added, are not the people. Betrayed 
and indignant they lost no time in resuming their inde- 
pendence. Within two days of the presentation of the 
disastrous resolution to Parliament in the shape of the 
Catholic Petition the bishops, in order to give articulate 
force to the general meeting to follow, met in synod and 
passed seventeen resolutions of their own, covering the 
whole ground. They confirmed their resolutions of 
September, 1808, they repudiate all wish for any earthly 
consideration from the state, choosing to depend upon 
their flocks, and, last of all, they thank Milner for his 
fidelity and apostolical firmness. 

The vain and foolish attempt of the English Catholic 
Board and the beguiled bishops to have the last resolu- 
tion rescinded or declared not authentic, the breach 
between them and their Irish brethren, the pacific over- 
tures made from Ireland to reduce the Vicars Apostolic 
to common action in the defence of the integrity of the 
faith, and their failure, the tardy resolutions of the Vicars 
Apostolic in 1817, must be passed by. The immediate 
purpose of this historical view is its limit ; but to see 
Oscott rise as the centre of the Catholic Movement it is 
necessary to understand Milner's distinct vocation and 
work, and this as a great combat for principle can only be 
seen by bringing under review the force and tactics of his 

adversaries and his own steady vigilance in confronting 
and disarming them. To the writer he seems as one 
standing on a summit, armed with his own single glaive, 
"but founded upon a firm rock," never failing night or 
day to give an account to his Master what was the peril 
of the night, what of the day, until the millions of Irish 
Catholics and the thousands of English knew their 
divinely chosen leader, and having gathered behind him 
in steady ranks and well ordered array, at length, when 
he stood aside, rolled down the slope and scattered their 
enemies, with neither standard fallen nor escutcheon 

IV. 4. 

But this is anticipating the hour of victory. Whatever 
dread spirit of prophecy had made him withstand the 
ruinous surrender contained in the Catholic Resolution 
and Petition of 1810, his foreboding was more than verified 
in 1813. The crafty industrious spirit of the Board had 
been in council with statesmen of both parties, and their 
joint work issued in the schismatic bill of that year. It 
was well known that the clauses of relief were to be 
presently followed by the Canning clauses of enslavement 
and other restrictive clauses of Castlereagh. These were 
postponed as a matter of parliamentary tactics till the 
last stages of Committee that they might not be sifted. 
But they were at length published. 

Not merely did the Crown assume a restrictive power or 
veto on the appointment of bishops, but a complete 
control also of all correspondence with Rome ; and, 
worse still, all this business was to be in the hands of a 
Commission, consisting of a Protestant Secretary of 
State, some Catholic Peers and rich Commoners, some 
Protestant Privy Counsellors, and, by way of giving a 
zest to the work, one Catholic Bishop to represent the 
authority they were chosen to flout. The Bill was intro- 
duced on April the 3Oth, and Milner was at his post 

on May the i8th, as soon as the Canning clauses were in 
print To his request whether the Vicar Apostolic 
of the London District, who had succeeded Dr. 
Douglass, would join him in opposing these clauses, 
his brother prelate begged leave to state that he did 
not know what the Canning clauses were. These 
restrictions were printed again together with others 
proposed by Lord Castlereagh, and on Friday, May the 
2 ist, again Milner made the same request, but this time 
without receiving any reply whatever. He thereupon 
drew up his Brief Memorial for circulation among the 
members, pointing out in a few paragraphs how opposed 
the clauses were to the nature of the Catholic Church and 
the duty of its members, how wholly unnecessary these 
were to secure the loyalty of its bishops, how ready these 
were to engage under any 'obligation of oath or penalty 
not to correspond with or receive correspondence from 
Rome on any political subject whatever, predicting 
that the clauses, if carried, would inevitably lead to 
religious persecution, and adding that he was speaking 
the mind of the Irish bishops who were to meet 
on the 26th for formal discussion of the Bill and its 
supplementary provisions. The handbill was written, 
printed, and in part distributed among members on the 
same day, Friday, May the 2ist. On Saturday, in his 
anxiety to draw from the prelates in London a clear 
judgment on the Bill, he succeeded in learning where 
he might meet them. They, and other respectable com- 
pany, would be together on Monday, the 24th, not in 
Synod to discuss the Bill, but, strange to relate, at a 
meeting of the New Bible Society. Milner attended, 
and having again declined to have any part in the society 
then in session, stated the purpose of his coming. 

He waited on them at the invitation of a noble lord 
there present, in order that the bishops might instruct the 
lay personages assembled what was their judicial sense of 
the Bill. Not being able to raise any discussion, he went 


more directly to his purpose, and read from a paper the 
following questions : First, is there anything contrary to 
the integrity or safety of the Catholic doctrine contained 
or involved in the Bill now before Parliament ? Secondly, 
can a Catholic bishop or layman conscientiously accept of 
or act under the Commission proposed by the Bill? 
Thirdly, is not an English Vicar Apostolic obliged to 
speak out openly, so as to be clearly understood by the 
Catholic public, and especially by the legislature, in 
opposition to the Bill? One Vicar Apostolic replied 
that he did not like the Bill for the reasons contained in 
the Brief Memorial and on other grounds, but that in 
prudence he would not answer the questions ; another had 
been trying through a member of parliament to get some 
alterations made in the process of appointing bishops, 
but had not succeeded. And all were agreed that it was 
now too late to interfere because the Bill was to be read a 
third time that very day. Upon this, Milner declared his 
protest : The Bill contained clauses contrary to the 
integrity and safety of the Catholic religion ; No 
Catholic bishop or layman could accept a place on the 
Commission without an act of schism ; No Catholic 
bishop could take the oath for a commissioner binding 
him to keep the secrets of the King, without violating 
his consecration oath to keep in these matters the secrets 
of the Pope, And he added that if any two of the 
company had authority to go down and inform Mr. 
Grattan that the Vicars Apostolic had found clauses in 
the Bill incompatible with the integrity or safety of the 
Catholic religion, it would even then be stopped in its 
progress. But this, he says, was the possible issue of the 
debate which was most dreaded. 

Faith works wonders. It is the one power on earth 
able to control the over-ruling providence of God which 
was even then so shaping events that the minds of 
Protestants, wrapped in whatsoever prejudice, should 
carry out its purpose when Catholics failed. "When," 
says Milner, " the assembly of bishops and of noble and 

honourable laymen broke up, the success of the Bill, on 
its third reading, was as confidently anticipated to take 
place in the course of a few hours as the rising of the sun 
the next morning. But God was pleased to have mercy 
on the remnant of His Holy religion in this kingdom, 
and particularly on the individual Catholics who were 
blindly rushing forward to the brink of schism." We 
have seen the result. Milner was a sagitta electa, a 
chosen arrow, to be used with unerring aim. The doors of 
Parliament were to be opened for noble peers and rich 
commoners at the price of their faith. But no sooner 
had the House resolved itself into committee than the 
Speaker, having left the chair, proposed that the words 
" to sit and vote in either House of Parliament " should 
be left out, and on a division carried with him 251 votes, 
as against 247. Mr. Ponsonby at once declared that 
without the clause the Bill was not worthy either of the 
acceptance of the Catholics or of the friends of concession, 
and moved that the chairman should leave the chair. 
Thus did providence intervene ! The measure was not 
seen to be unworthy because of an overmastering desire 
to enter the councils of the nation, and God replied by 
an argumentum ad hominem an argument suited to their 
capacity. The Bill was unworthy from the beginning : 
they at last pronounced it so under stress of this argu- 

The resentment of the disappointed was intense. A 
Vicar Apostolic had defeated the measure ; none had 
doubt of that. Against him from all sides was directed 
the clamour of reproach. His brethren who would not 
share in the glory, had some part to bear in the bitter 
outcry of vengeful feelings. The priesthood held the 
laity in thraldom ! One only bishop had been able to 
defeat the Cabinet, the Opposition, the Catholic peers 
and gentry in their enlightened efforts to confer or to 
acquire Emancipation ! They could not see then that 
one bishop, supported though he was by the people of 
Ireland and its faithful Hierarchy, could not have done 


it unless other powers than those of earth had been with 
him. Cadent a latere tuo mille, et decent millia a dextris 
tuis. Even still, someone wearing the Catholic name has 
been found to reproach Milner with delaying Emanci- 
pation when he was thus striking down the demon of 
enthralment. But civil rights need not have- been fore- 
gone one hour if only the price had been paid. No 
Catholic needed Emancipation except in so far as he was 
Catholic. To acquire civil rights at the expense of faith 
did not need the blood of martyrs nor the labours of 
confessors such as Milner ; but to recover civil equality 
as a Catholic's right without impairing the liberty of the 
Church and the integrity of the faith in one tittle hoc 
opus, hie labor. " After all, we must judge for ourselves 
in the present case," said Milner to his political friends, 
" and we clearly see that Emancipation is now held out 
to us upon no other condition than that upon which we 
could at all times have emancipated ourselves, a real 
sacrifice of our religion." 

But how would the Board or its busy spirit rid them- 
selves of their passionate resentment ? Here was a 
repetition of 1791 after twenty-two years of labour, and 
in the very moment of victory. They stood before their 
Protestant fellow countrymen disgracefully cast back from 
the breach by the same sovereign hand. Once they had 
tried to ignore him but he was in their sight when most 
removed. They had humbly courted Rome to keep him- 
from office : he was appointed to the district in which 
they had obtained their chief footing. They had detached 
the other bishops from him ; he strove alone and left his 
brethren without a share in the victory. Either he or 
they were representative of the Catholic Church in 
England. But though they had the right discrimination 
in their hearts, their feelings of disappointment were 
too tumultuous to admit it. Representing the Catholic 
Cause they would exclude him from their number. 
His spirit was not with them, but his name was on 
their list, and they dearly wished him to be present 

while they expunged it, for having circulated, as they 
said, his Brief Memorial and thus caused their fall. He 
hesitated to attend till two of their number, who were his 
friends, counselled him to avoid the blow by resigning. 
It was the one word needed to determine his mind : to 
have consented would have been to disavow his cause, 
and he was therefore not missing at the great Meeting 
called "the Milner-baiting " held on the 29th of May. 
Possessing his soul in patience he listened to their 
harangues, heard his sentence of exclusion, and then 
calmly drew from his pocket a Protest, and read aloud ; 
his Brief Memorial was published, not on behalf of the 
sixty-five persons present, nor of their constituents ; they 
did not represent any other Catholics than themselves. 
But he had spoken and acted on behalf of thirty bishops 
and more than five million Catholics, whose religious 
business he was authorised to transact and who were 
involved in the Bill. But accepting his sentence of 
exclusion he moved to the door, and turning round to 
confront his already discomfited assailants, he cut them 
to the quick with the calm word of apostolic patience : 
" I hope you will not turn me out of the Catholic Church 
nor shut me out of the kingdom of heaven." The Catholic 
Board never recovered from their discomfiture. The 
Catholics of Ireland had long known, the Catholics of 
England knew henceforth, the prophet who had been sent 
to lead them " out of the house of bondage." 

But this section must hasten to a conclusion. How the 
crafty Secretary of the Board sought redress in Rome ; 
how he used the opportunity of the Pope's absence ; how 
he so prevailed over an old and venerable prelate, who 
was still in some authority, so as to extract an approval 
of the Bill, drawing terrible pictures of the bitter doom 
which otherwise awaited man, woman, and child of the 
Catholic body in the United Kingdom, who were all to 
be shipped into exile ; how Milner, straight as an arrow, 
crossed the channel in an open boat, passed through the 
victorious armies of the allies, and arrived in Rome a few 

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days after the successor of Peter, from whom also " the 
chains had fallen off ; " how he found the prelate already 
under reprimand for his unauthorised action, and how, 
having drawn up a full memorial of the state of Catholic 
affairs in England, he established "his cause, and returned 
home, confirmed by the Bishop of Bishops as that only 
one of his brethren in England who had fought the good 
fight, to reveal the source of his strength by establishing, 
under the authority of Pius VII., the Confraternity of the 
Sacred Heart in its first Shrine of Oscott ; this must be 
taken as said. 

By this time the Catholics of England had been 
educated, and thousands in Liverpool, Manchester, 
Birmingham, and even in London, had learnt to express 
their own mind to Parliament, to avow their true leader, 
and disown those who would barter faith for civil gain. 
Milner's policy of arriving at emancipation was that of 
waiting for the inevitable hour, and promoting it in order 
and detail. Against it was the policy of the lay com- 
mittee, one of eager haste and sudden consummation. 
They subordinated all other details to their crowning 
ambition to enter the Houses of Parliament, which, as 
being the crown of all other rights and perhaps the least 
serviceable, occupied a distant place in the vista of Milner's 
mind. To him, a man of clear view, direct and practical 
method, and a matchless power of seizing the opportunity 
of the hour, emancipation presented itself first as a means 
of giving free course to the action of the Church, next of 
securing the political rights of the majority, thirdly, of 
obtaining the rights and privileges of the peers and landed 
gentry. As to civil rights, he has left on record his 
judgment that the Catholic Board, as claiming to repre- 
sent the whole body, should have done its business as well 
as their own ; that they should have laboured to open the 
ways of industry to their brethren in the middle and 
lower classes ; that they should not, for instance, have 
refused to promote the elective franchise in order to 
pursue their own ends ; so clear, indeed, was his intuition 


of the consequence to them of their selfish policy that, 
in 1820, he made an evident prophecy. "Nothing is 
wanting but a man of commanding abilities to snatch the 
helm of our affairs from the hands that at present guide 
it, and to gain a Bill for the relief of the whole body to 
the disgrace of those personages who have an hereditary 
claim to veneration." Such a man was found in 
O'Connel, and it is worthy of note that it was the elective 
franchise possessed by the forty-shilling freeholders of 
county Clare that sent him to knock imperiously for 
entrance at the doors of Parliament, and that the glorious 
Act of Emancipation was marred by a preliminary 
measure depriving the Catholics of Ireland of the fran- 
chise so successfully used. 


And now, at last, the field is free, and the matter at 
hand to present to view Oscott in its mission and in 
its work. 

Its claim to be the centre of the Catholic movement 
would appear merely adventitious, if it had not its roots 
deep in this period of uprooting and planting. But in 
exhibiting this, its proper glory, there is no comparison 
intended with other colleges. It is a just appeal to his- 
torical facts and their public development ; and towards 
this development of Oscott these otHers have all con- 
tributed. The great ally of Milner in his conflict with 
the Committee, whose pen was a flail under which they 
winced and uttered loud complaints, was the Reverend 
Charles Plowden, of Stonyhurst. The first of English 
historians, whom as a youth Milner sent from Winchester 
to Douay, and whose work, though tinged with the 
Cisalpine spirit, has wrought so powerfully on the English 
mind, in extension of his work, was John Lingard of 
Ushaw. It was Gregory Stapleton, of Old Hall, who 
consented to prepare the way for Milner in the Midland 
District, and unobtrusively accomplished his work in 

drawing the clergy to unity. And it was the Benedictine 
Prior of Acton Burnell, to whose friendship and counsel 
Milner flew for comfort when the Brief from Rome sud- 
denly set before his mind what difficulties his singleness 
of intention and intrepidity would of a certainty encounter. 
To each college its own praise, and may their tributary 
streams soon combine in one current, which shall bear us 
to the haven of our hopes a Catholic University ! 

There may be a disposition in some to speak with 
hesitation of the rise of Oscott and its relation to the 
Catholic Committee, imbued as they were with the spirit 
of schism. But to yield to any such fear would be 
unworthy of the College, an injustice to Milner, and a 
hindrance to a conception of our special work, which is 
the source of progress. 

The years 1793 and 1794 are the years of Oscott's 
origin. When Louis XVI. had fallen under the guillo- 
tine, when the French Ambassador had been dismissed 
from London, and the red-handed Republic had declared 
war against England, while a thousand of the French 
clergy were gathering round the new Gothic Chapel of 
Winchester to hear its priest, John Milner, declare the 
virtues of their murdered King, the conception of a new 
Catholic college was rising in the minds of men, both 
clergy and laity, and almost immediately the name of 
Oscott was on the lips as the spot whereon their concep- 
tions might find a local habitation and a name. The 
Catholic body was inspirited by the recent measures of 
Relief, the Catholic foundations abroad were inevitably 
to be uptorn, the ages of persecution were drawing to a 
close, why should not Catholics in England have a 
foundation of their own ? This was a just argument for 
action, and the Catholic gentlemen who in April, 1792, 
formed themselves into the Cisalpine Club with distinctly 
avowed schismatical intentions, were shortly projecting 
a school for the laity, and the clergymen who had been 
their allies in the Midland District were projecting a 


seminary. It is from the correspondence of the Rev. 
Joseph Berington, who had just removed from Oscott to 
Buckland, with the Rev. John Kirk, of Lichfield, both of 
" the Staffordshire clergy," that we arrive at our earliest 
knowledge of the College. In the early autumn of 1793 
the gentlemen had selected their president, and were 
waiting for a plan from him. Later in the same autumn 
the Rev. John Kirk had suggested a seminary for the 
home education of the clergy, and we find Berington 
agreeing with him, but having at first some misgiving that 
Dr. Talbot, the Vicar Apostolic, might not see his way 
to consent. Within a few weeks Berington did not think 
the Bishop was in any way averse to it, and would be 
happy to see Oscott converted to that purpose, and 
Dr. Bew appointed. Dr. Bew was also the nominee of 
the gentlemen, and, if other reasons were absent, this 
would suggest that the two ideas of the home education 
of the laity and of the clergy were moving in the same 
minds, and that Oscott as a seminary, though later in 
the field, was distancing the competitive idea. 

The truth is the gentlemen were sadly weighted by 
their schismatical views and operations, and that sounder 
minds were hindering their progress. It was not merely 
or principally the unsuitability of Oscott as a site which 
hampered them. We learn from Berington that Dr. 
Douglass had been brought into council with the gentle- 
men and was holding them back, and it would be 
affectation to hesitate about the cause. My Lord Bishop 
of Centuriae had lately been named with mock solemnity 
at the head of a schismatical Protest, contesting, re- 
pudiating, flouting his episcopal authority ; and it could 
hardly have been expected that he would approve, with 
his eyes open, of the formation of a college to generate 
such a spirit. And there was one at hand who certainly 
would keep his eyes open " his old friend and tried 
counsellor," John Milner. The issue is at any rate clear, 
the seminary of Oscott had been determined upon, and 
was already instituted upon its own plan, while the 


gentlemen's school was still hanging, if not undefined as 
a project, at all events not projected into a definite 
locality. But whatever objection there might have been 
against a school under the independent management of 
the gentlemen, was not maintained against their wish to 
combine with the existing seminary. Dr. Talbot con- 
sented and the seminary, which was already instituted in 
February, and had received its first church student in May, 
became a College, and had received its first lay student in 
August. By November the complete institution was 
fully on its career, but under a dual government, which 
had in it the element of its own dissolution. There was 
of course no element of schism admitted in its organisa- 
tion as regards the matters of faith, but as regards the 
internal unity and growth of the College unquestionably 
there was. The lay gentlemen were to have the control 
of the lay students, the bishop of the church students, 
and the same president was to satisfy both masters, differ 
as they might. Such a scheme could be worked only 
when one influence yielded to the other, and the gentle 
spirit of Dr. Talbot, the sweet temper of Dr. Charles 
Berington, and the tact of Dr. Bew enabled the gentle- 
men to get on fairly well till 1803. There can be little 
question that with Dr. Bew the College as a lay school 
was more in mind than the College as a seminary. From 
the gentlemen came the subscriptions, in the first place, 
and they were his governors ; and though he was sound 
in the faith and used his influence as Vicar General to 
induce his Bishop to submit to the Holy See, he so far 
supported the Cisalpines as to claim, against the senior 
Vicar Apostolic, to be the source of spiritual jurisdiction 
in the District during the vacancy from 1798 to 1800. 
In accounting for his conduct it must be remembered that 
the gentlemen, who were the moving spirits of the 
Cisalpine Club and were busily occupied in fomenting 
dissension in this district, were at this time the only 
Governors of the College. And they were being driven 
to desperation by the sense that Milner was moving 

towards their stronghold. His coming presence was 
casting its shadow before: Rome had already named him 
as the man for the District, and Dr. Stapleton was only 
appointed with the understanding that he might with- 
draw to quieter abodes when he had smoothed the way 
for another. Evidently it was a troublous time for 

Much work had, however, been done before 1803, 
There were already in the College, and had been there 
for years, youths who were afterwards to be patterns in 
their different vocations, and conspicuous among them 
such honourable names as Charles Langdale, Francis 
Martyn, and Robert Richmond. An overruling Providence 
had given increase to what had been planted by the 
Catholic clergy and laity in the quiet hollow under the 
Coldfield, and had turned the best elements in the leaders 
of the Catholic laity to very good account. The worst 
of us are not all bad, and what is good in us God will use 
for the salvation of souls if there is aught of good-will. 
Bad and miserable as was the sense which undervalued 
the work of our colleges abroad forgot their heroism 
and sneered at their fruits it was still a good thing to 
have the youth of England educated at home. Bad as 
was the spirit which strove through words and acts of 
schism to destroy the influence of the Vicars Apostolic, 
it was a right thing to desire the establishment of a 
hierarchy with ordinary powers. In other words it is a 
good thing to be able to substitute normal action for 
temporary expedients, and under God's Providence the 
laity in their generosity and enthusiasm were serving 
Him as instruments to bring about this result. 

The work at Oscott was good, but in its government 
was the germ of dissolution. This became evident when 
a bishop appeared in the district whose genius and study, 
whose faith and sanctity, whose administrative faculty 
and industry, whose indomitable spirit and keen 
perception of his adversaries' methods, ordained him 


ut evellat et destruat, ut cedificet et plantet. In Oscott he 
came upon some evidences of another spirit than his own. 
The sanctuary we learn was forthwith reserved for the 
ministers of the altar, and in other points we see him 
acting in his own domain of Bishop as a reformer. 

Dr. Bew could no longer maintain his ambiguous place ; 
he could not serve two masters ; the sense of stability was 
gone and the College could not thrive. By 1808 it was 
clear that the dual government must cease ; the College 
had been losing ground till it was not paying its way. 
The laity were in a false position and must either 
surrender their power, or surrender their spirit, and the 
latter course required years of education through bitter 
disappointments to make it possible. They did therefore 
what might have been anticipated : they gave over the 
College to Milner, who was already part owner, and 
expressed their sense of defeat by leaving upon it 
the encumbrance of a wretched 600. To him the 
debt was a real burden ; to them it was a ready 
means of exhibiting their sullen disappointment. 
Generous as they were, they would not help the 
commander of the opposite camp in the very home 
from which they had been ousted. He had captured the 
stronghold ; he could hardly expect them to make good 
the ruins of the siege. But meanwhile they would 
willingly find even 1,000 for the director of their opera- 
tions against him. Ah, well ! God's ways are high ; <f He 
reaches from end to end mightily, and disposes all things 
sweetly ; " and we are all of us imperfect at the best. 
The wonder is that with things so frail, and minds so 
various, and antagonisms so acute, He should at length 
build up an edifice whose unity embraces the good of all. 

Before Milner was in possession, when he was only 
governor of Oscott as a seminary, he had reaped the 
fruit of its more sacred labour. From it had gone forth, 
and in unspeakable joy he had ordained, the first child of 
its sacerdotal womb, the first priest who had been reared 
to the priesthood round the altar of an English sanctuary, 


since the dread times of Elizabeth. But not till it was 
called St. Mary's, not till the blessed morn of the Virgin 
Mother's Assumption in 1808, was it clothed in the 
mantle, was it informed with the spirit, which are its 
beauty and strength. Like all men strong in God, 
Milner was childlike, and as a child's his devotion was 
tender. He was never more pleased than to hear our 
Lady's Litany ; if, in the houses of the great, he was 
delighted with the voice of the chief songstress of her 
day, he must have her sing the Litany, and if none other 
would or could, he would, as he did, sing Ora pro nobis. 
As he emblazoned that name on the escutcheon of his 
College, so he breathed into it from his own spirit a 
tender chivalrous devotion to Mary, which is at once the 
symbol of its origin, the harbinger of its glory, and the 
source of its inexhaustible fecundity. 


None was ever more fitted to imbue a college with a 
right spirit and endow it with hope and with power in 
days of conflict than was Milner. He had already 
influenced its fortunes. For five years he had been its 
Bishop. When he entered upon the care of the vast 
Midland District and first became its Bishop, his fame 
was already high and broad within the Church and 
without, among his friends and before his enemies ; his 
name and his works had passed within the walls of 
the College, and had exercised that influence which 
is distinctive of his life a bracing influence which 
disciplines as it enlarges, and makes fearless by 
making simple and lowly. Even at its first founda- 
tion his mind plainly had some part in determining 
its character. The opposition to the scheme of the 
gentlemen for a separate school was undoubtedly 
reinforced by Milner, if it did not centre in him ; and 
that they should have had to wait until the seminary was 
instituted, and should then have been glad to combine 
their plan with the bishop's already established is, in all 


probability, another instance of what had fallen out three 
years before, when the same gentlemen planned a 
disastrous scheme for the relief of Catholics, and found 
it reshaped, rectified, and carried into execution, by the 
genius and promptitude of Milner. 

From whatever point of view the College is regarded, 
whatsoever should be its constituent qualities, the type of 
a Founder is seen in Milner. Would you have its alumni 
earn the bright hour of recreation by concentered applica- 
tion of all the faculties upon their allotted task ? He was 
incessant in filling his mind and developing his faculties 
so as to meet with instant and full response the demand 
unremittingly made upon the Catholic Body to render an 
account of itself. Nor was he content to appropriate the 
studies of others ; he went to the originals and a big tome 
was his delight. Would you have the students endowed 
with that quality which is the mark of genius as it 
is of true scholarship the pursuit of high ideals 
with patient attention to minute details? He had 
acquired for himself, by delicate observation and accurate 
study, the title of Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries 
before either of his greater works had appeared, or his 
first battle with the Committee had begun. Would you 
have the youth committed to your training armed for 
public life, capable of discrimination, prompt in action, 
sound of principle and fearless of consequences ? His 
unique career was that of a great Churchman who 
finds himself thrust into the work of a public politician 
because he must defend the bulwarks where faith and 
public policy meet. Would you have their minds Catholic 
not merely in faith, but in the unity and universality of 
their survey of all times and events, using the standpoint 
which only the Catholic Church provides ; not subordina- 
ting fact to theory, but carefully, truthfully, and boldly 
embracing all facts as knowing that Gcd's work and His 
wisdom is to be seen in and through them all ? He had 
studied the science of historic fact, and faithfully and 
fearlessly illustrated the history of his country, when 


Lingard's work was still in the future. In this he was 
the pioneer of the appeal to antiquity, which inspired 
Lingard, and Newman, and Wiseman, and Northcote to 
climb the top of the huge lie that made the Reformation 
the bar to human vision and logical thought, and having 
viewed only to possess the captivating realms of truth 
beyond, find the Church the same yesterday, to-day, and 
for ever. Would you have the students for the sanctuary 
sound in all knowledge, simple as children in the accept- 
ance of the Rule of Faith, but bringing to its interpretation 
a wide knowledge of the Fathers, constant study of 
scripture, profound application to the objective philosophy 
of history ? His History of Winchester, his Letters to 
a Prebendary, his End of Religious Controversy, declare 
him the pattern worthy of all imitation. Would you 
have them sound in their conception of the spiritual 
life, and in the midst of public ministerial duty faithful to 
the cultivation of their own souls ? It was this very fidelity 
in Milner that gave him his keen vision, his indestructible 
force, his unerring application of his faculties to the wants 
of his day. Would you have them like all strong men in 
God's church, so tender that the poor shall run after 
them, the criminal turn to them for compassion, the 
feebler sex who have debarred themselves from human 
protection to follow the Lamb look to them as their wall 
of defence ? In his life the touching example is every- 
where found. He was a wonderfully complete man, by 
nature and grace ; and if it be true that he did not stay 
to polish his style, or trim his words, or adopt the silken 
manners that happily disguise so much, it must be 
answered that he had nothing to disguise, that he was a 
soldier always in combat, with the duty thrust upon him 
of stripping sheep's clothing from wolves, and steadying 
the timid till the strangely inconsequent voice made them 
laugh at the lion's mane. He was the simplest of men, 
made lovable by humility, terrible only to those who 
would use talent and place to mislead the simple and 
confiding. The Catholic Church in England, by God's 

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providence, concentered all its hopes on him, and he was 
perforce driven to speak of himself, but he loved to call 
himself the writer to evade his personality. " The writer," 
he says in words full of meaning, " has spared the feelings 
and character of his adversaries to the best of his power, 
with the exception of one domestic enemy of the Church, 
whom he despairs of reclaiming, and therefore thinks it 
his duty to disarm." 

I love to think of him walking up and down the aisles 
of the Cathedral under whose shadow by Providence his 
lot was cast, dropping the beads from his fingers as he 
thought of the days gone by and forecast the glory of 
the second spring, reading in the majestic fane the long 
story of his country's glory, thinking that under such a 
shelter of co-ordinate beauty even Protestantism ought 
to keep some partial hold upon the truths of faith, 
growing indignant with Bishop Hoadley as unworthy in 
his latitudinarianism even of the name of an Anglican 
Bishop, conceiving the Chapel of St. Peter which with 
such loving appreciation of every detail he made to rise 
beside the great Cathedral in that long-forgotten medi- 
aeval style, listening to the whispers of the Past as they 
breathed along the pillared avenues and made him throb 
with the echo of all the ages of our Church's glory, even 
as the lapping of the wave upon the shore makes the 
heart tremble with the thunder of a hundred seas. 

Possibly he had in dim outline a prophetic vision, 
not merely of the College rising on the " bleak 
mount," but of the solemn line of a great procession 
of all orders and ranks of the Church's ministry, 
each in his normal place and power, culminating 
in a mitred Archbishop who was wearing the Roman 
purple made ruddy in the Blood of the Lamb, 
who himself had known how to make the voice of the 
Church sound upon his lips with such commanding power 
that the camp of the enemy was moved as by an earth- 
quake, and knew again how to appeal to their calmer 
sense and half convince them of the truth of his mission. 

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And presently they were seated and the voice of Christ 
was heard sounding over the waters, and they looked up 
and lo ! high over head in the light of that blessed morn 
a frail figure, but strangely enthralling face, leading cap- 
tive every eye, scanning the scene with a prophet's gaze, 
and looking as one comforted. He too had walked the 
aisles of the fanes of the ancient faith, and had conceived 
that the Church which held them should be beautiful as 
they ; and like the keen student of the human frame who 
from one or other bone can build in imagination and 
declare the proportions of the whole, so had he seen the 
remnants of the faith of old, and in his keen vision 
followed them to their consequence and end and junctures 
and relations, till he had built up in his imagination an 
ideal Church, and knew not that it had no substance till 
he put his lips to its breasts and found them dry- 
he looked down now upon the assembled Church of this new 
England, and the Roman Forum was there and Gregory 
passing by, seeking how he might serve his Lord the 
more, and there were the Saxon youths looking up into 
his face, and his face kindling with a new thought as he 
conceived and uttered in the depths of his strong heart 
the word of Peter : Silver and gold I have none but what 
I have I give thee, arise and walk in the faith which alone 
can set you free ; and all the glories were there of the 
Church from Augustine to Reginald Pole, no longer 
coming upon the soul with the aching memory of what 
had been or the tremor of an expectation too good to be 
found true, but renewed as the face of the earth when God 
visits it again in the returning spring. And his voice 
which led captive the Church of his birth, and with a 
prophet's power had made the bones with frustrate effort 
strive to rise upon the plain, now led captive the Church 
of his Fathers seated at his feet, as it rose and fell with 
the pure intellectual vibration of a mind which had 
sounded every depth and found at last no deepest thought 
of good untrue ; till every soul there knew that God had 
wrought a wonder on the earth, and the dead had lived 


again. The mighty truth of that morn had been in 
Milner's soul, shadowy in outline, but substantial and warm 
to the touch, and his spirit which had conceived it was there 
at its birth. And his successor was there rejoicing that 
God had given him so large a share in bringing to the birth 
that great issue of three centuries of labour and pain, no 
longer a Vicar Apostolic, working his way through 
reproach and enmity till men acknowledged his power, 
but crowned in honour as the first Ordinary of the See 
of Birmingham, whose diocese on that day was being 
made for ever memorable by the celebration, in his and 
Milner's college, of the first synod of the restored hier- 
archy, and by the prophetic voice of the first and noblest 
of his subjects. 

May Oscott cherish its great memories ! Ten years 
after that great day the echoes then awakened were still 
breathing round its sanctuary and along its cloisters, 
living and life-giving in the gracious pageantry of heaven's 
glory which on Sunday and Feast passed along in 
solemn order to celebrate the eternal Mysteries of Faith. 
And however little Milner's name was spoken, something 
there was ever reminding the attentive spirit of his 
presence ; all the great Past which was rooted in his life 
lived in the thought of him, and found vital form in the 
presence of many who were carrying forward his work. 
There was its President telling of the source of the 
glories of the second spring in the severance of earthly 
ties borne for Christ's sake, gravely kind with the kind- 
ness of one who dare not trust his heart to speak lest we 
should know too much ; there was the Professor of 
Theology telling of the grace in God's Church with the 
patient enthusiasm of one who having been borne into a 
lying system had found the truth which sets the 
eloquence of the heart free ; there was the master who 
made the lines of Virgil fresh as an English poem, and 
knew how to save us from the smarting blow of the 
Prefect with the whip of a kindly sardonic tongue he, 
too, one of those who had given up all for Christ's sake ; 

and presently there came to the College one whose 
genius in the science of historic fact made him the first 
counsellor of literary men in the world of history, who, 
in a now far-distant youth, as he sat in the great church 
of Durham an exile from the faith, heard the voices of 
Bede and Cuthbert high above all others, and who, forty 
years before, had made his fame by telling the origin of 
the Catholic Church in England and the sanctity of St. 
Cuthbert in his matchless edition of the historic works 
of St. Bede. 

And with these, other minds as fair with the added 
grace of those whom the Church has brought up at her 
own breasts the Vice-President whom all the world 
loved because they could not help it ; the master whose 
figure told of the old times when the College was still in 
the hollow, who made the Greek tongue tell us with 
unaffected love the deeper thoughts of his soul, and used 
his native English to send round the hearty joke, or to 
add even to his grumble the irresistible charm of humour; 
the professor who studied all things in the spirit of child- 
like discovery, and made his philosophy the explanation 
of his own beautiful life ; the prefect whose words leapt 
to his lips with such present vitality as started the dullest 
into instant and loving obedience : the master who loved 
the sense of labour even more than the fruit of his work. 
These and many another kept the memories of old fresh 
and invigorating, and taught us that the Past is nothing 
but the past if its memories are not made the living 
Spring of a brighter Future. Quod faxit Deus ! 

S. H. S. 


ur portraits. 


JOSEPH HENRY SOUTER was born on the i5th of August, 1828. 
He first came to Oscott in January, 1838, in the last days of 
the old college. After completing his collegiate and Divinity 
course he remained in the college for four years as Professor. 
Thus his first connection with Oscott lasted, with only a slight 
break, for eighteen years. With the exception of the nine years 
from 1864 to 1873, in which Mgr. Souter held the Rectory of 
Banbury, his life, after leaving Oscott in 1856, has been almost 
wholly spent in the work of education. St. Chad's Grammar 
School was founded by him ; St. Wilfrid's College, Cotton, is 
his creation. With the presidency of St. Wilfrid's Mgr. Souter 
inherited a heavy debt and a college wretchedly deficient in 
accommodation. In ten years he cleared off the debt, built a 
new wing, and left enough money for his successor to build 
another. In recognition of his great work at St. Wilfrid's, 
Mgr. Souter was made a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter of 
St. Chad's Birmingham. On the retirement of Dr. Acton 
from the Presidency of Oscott in 1885 Canon Souter became 
the tenth President. In this year of the College Jubilee 
which is also the jubilee of the President's connection with 
Oscott the Holy Father has been pleased to honour both 
the college and its President by making Canon Souter a 
Domestic Prelate. It is noteworthy that there have been 
only two Domestic Prelates of His Holiness in this district 
Mgr. Weedall, the founder of New Oscott, and Mgr. Souter. 
Perhaps it is not generally known that the idea of forming 
the Oscotian Society was originated in a conversation between 
Mgr. Souter and the late Bishop Amherst. 


(From it Photograph by H. J. Whitlock, New Street, Birmingham.) 

NO. 23. 

The Law. 


EDWARD HENRY HOWARD, grandson of Charles, brother to the 
1 2th Duke of Norfolk, and the son of the late Captain Edward 
Giles Howard, was born at Hainton, Lincolnshire, on February 
13, 1829. At the age of twenty he entered the 2nd Regiment of 
Life Guards, and in 1852, as officer of that regiment, headed 
the funeral procession of the Duke of Wellington. In 1853 he 
left the Army and entered on his Theological Studies in Rome, 
where he was ordained Priest by Cardinal Patrizi in 1856. In 
1857 he was made a Private Chamberlain to Pius IX. Mgr. 
Howard had cultivated, with great success, the study of Oriental 
languages, and in 1862 was appointed Secretary of the Com- 
missioners sent to India to arrange the concordat with Portugal. 
On his return Pius IX., in reward for his services, created him a 
Prelate. In 1867, Mgr. Howard was appointed vicar to the 
Arch-Priest of St. Peter's, and in 1872 he was consecrated 
Archbishop of Neo-Csesarea and made Auxiliary to the Cardinal 
Bishop of Frascati. On March 12, 1877, Pius IX. created him 
a Cardinal Priest, assigning him for his title the Church of SS. 
John and Paul on the Ccelian Hill. On the occasion of his 
elevation to the Cardinalate there were great festivities at Oscott, 
where the Cardinal had studied for seven years. A special 
address was presented to His Eminence who, in reply, spoke of 
his education at Oscott as being, after the grace of Baptism, 
" the foundation-grace of his life." As Cardinal he has taken 
his full share in the work of the congregations, to five of which, 
including Propaganda, Propaganda Special for Oriental Rites, 
and the Index, he is attached. On December 24, 1881, he 
entered on his high office of Arch-Priest of St. Peter's ; thus was 
he restored to the illustrious Chapter and Clergy of the Vatican 
Basilica, in which he had formerly served for nearly nine years as 
Vicar of three successive Cardinal Arch-Priests. In 1884, he 
was made Cardinal Bishop of Frascati. 


A biography of the Rt. Rev. EDWARD ILSLEY, 2nd Bishop 
of Birmingham, is, fot obvious reasons, simply out of question. 
His Lordship has but recently taken in hand the arduous task 
that belongs to his exalted position ; and we have no wish to 
emulate, in their own sphere, the prophets whose prerogative 
alone it is to forecast the fruits of harvest-time even before the 
seed has been sown. Affection, it is true, would willingly 
linger over many pleasing traits in a character of rare large- 
heartedness and unusually winning. But affection is shy; it 
prefers to speak secretly and in silent undertones, not through 
the noisy machinery, of a printing-press. We are therefore 
compelled to restrict ourselves to a bare, cold and formal 
summary of facts. 

Edward Ilsley came to Oscott on the i3th of January, 1853, 

being then in his sixteenth year. He was thus enabled to take 

advantage of a full and complete course of Philosophy and 

Theology, with their kindred branches, before his ordination as 

priest, which took place on June 29th, 1861. His priestly 

labours lay chiefly in the heart of the Potteries, at Longton, 

amid the smoke and toil of a busy district. He seemed buried 

in his unobtrusive work ; but keen eyes were watching him, 

and so, to the surprise of many, on the foundation of the 

Diocesan Seminary, in the autumn of 1873, he was appointed 

its first Rector. On the mission he had gained much insight 

into the characters of men, and he employed the knowledge in 

his new sphere of life with abundant fruit. The hearts of the 

students went out to him ; for he studied the dispositions, the 

hopes and fears and trials of each one individually, and all 

found light and help in his discerning judgment. On the i5th 

of November, 1876, he was created a Canon of the Cathedral 

Chapter, and three years later, in December, 1879, he was 

consecrated Bishop Auxiliary of Birmingham with the title of 

Bishop of Fesse. This," we trust, will prove to have been only 

a state of preparation for a long government of the see of 

Birmingham, of which he solemnly took possession on the 22nd 

of March of the present year. 


EDMUND STONOR, the third son of the late Thomas, Lord 
Camoys by his wife Frances, daughter of Peregrine Towneley, 
Esq., of Towneley Hall, Lancashire, was born on April 2, 1831. 
After studying eleven years at Oscott he left for Rome, whence 
he returned to Oscott in 1854; and in April 1856, he was 
ordained priest by Cardinal Wiseman in the private chapel at 
Stonor. He was appointed Cameriere Secreto in 1864, took 
his degree of Doctor in Canon Law in 1866, and was made 
Canon of St. John Lateran in 1872. He is also a Protonotary 
Apostolic and a Domestic Prelate of His Holiness. For a time 
Mgr. Stonor likewise filled the office of Chaplain to the Papal 
Zouaves, and was taken prisoner by Garibaldi at Mentana. In 
recognition of his services in the campaign, Pius IX. gave him a 
gold medal, which he has presented to the College museum. Nor 
should we omit to record with gratitude his other gifts to 
Oscott, which include a complete set of the Commemoration 
Medals of the Pontificates of Pius IX. and Leo XIII. ; valuable 
paintings, viz., Bishop Amherst, the altar piece in St. George's 
Chapel (1888), and notably the now well-known and much 
admired portrait of Leo XIII. by Porta (1879). He has likewise 
given two large sums of money towards the restoration of the 
College Chapel. 


MR. ST. GEORGE MIVART, the "distinguished zoologist," as 
Darwin calls him, was born on November 30, 1827, at 39 
Brook Street, of evangelical parents. His early school days 
were passed at Clapham Grammar School, at Harrow School, 
and at King's College, London. When young he studied 
architecture with enthusiasm, and at the age of sixteen he 
made a tour among Pugin's churches, in the course of which 
he visited St. Chad's, Birmingham. Here he became acquainted 
with Dr. Moore, the future President of Oscott, by whom he 
was received into the church in 1844. He was at once sent to 


Oscott, where he remained till 1846. In 1851 he was called 
to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, and in 1862 he was appointed 
Lecturer of St. Mary's Hospital Medical School. In 1867 he 
became a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Vice-President of 
the Zoological Society in 1869, and again in 1882. Mr. Mivart 
was elected Secretary of the Linnaean Society in 1874, and in 
the same year appointed Professor of Biology at University 
College, Kensington. He received the degree of Doctor of 
Philosophy from Pius IX. in 1876, and that of Doctor of 
Medicine from the University of London in 1884. 

Since 1864 he has written papers for the Royal Society, the 
Linnsean Society and the Zoological Society, the bare enumeration 
of which would cover several pages He is a contributor to 
the Encyclopedia Uritannica, and has written in all the leading 
reviews of England and the United States. 

In 1871 appeared Mr. Mivart's Genesis of Species the work 
which established his position as the leading opponent of 
Darwin. In subsequent editions of his Origin of Species Darwin 
devoted page after page to dealing with Mr. Mivart's objections ; 
and how keenly he felt their force his recently published " Life 
and Letters" abundantly testifies. Other works are : An Examina- 
tion of Mr. Herbert Spencer's Psychology ; Lessons in Elementary 
Anatomy (1872) ; Man and Apes (1873) ; Lessons from Nature 
(1875); Contemporary Evolution (1876); Address to the 
Biological Section of the British Association (1879) ; The Cat 
(1881) ; Nature and Thought (1883) ; A Philosophical Catechism 


WILLIAM CHARLES MARK KENT (better known as Charles 
Kent), poet, barrister, and journalist, was born in London, on 
November the 3rd., 1823, and educated at Prior Park and Oscott. 
He is the grandson of Captain William Kent, R.N., the discoverer 
of Kent's group, the Gulf' of St. Vincent, &c., who died at 


Toulon, 1812, while in command of H.M.S. Union, one of the 
grandest line-of-battle ships then afloat. At the age of nineteen 
he published three series of essays and tales. In 1850 appeared 
Aletheia, with other poems. Lamartine speaks of " les magnifi- 
ques strophes d'Aletheia," and the Athenaum says it will be 
"recurred to not only for its beauty of description, but for its 
pure and elevated philosophy." Dreamland, or Poets in their 
Haunts, was published by Messrs. Longmans in 1862, and at 
the same time between seventy and eighty minor poems of 
almost every kind. Of The Golden Apple the late Lord Lytton 
says that it is " rich with exquisite imagery and beauties of 
poetic expression." 

Among his prose works are : The Vision of Cagliostro (1847) > 
The Derby Ministry (i%$&\ subsequently republished under the 
title of Conservative Statesmen ; The Gladstone Government, by' 
a Templar; A Mythological Dictionary ; Catholicity in the 
Dark Ages, by an Oscotian ; in 1 864 Footprints on the Road 
was included by Messrs. Chapman and Hall in the "Select 
Library of Popular Authors." For five and twenty years (1845- 
1870) Mr. Kent was editor of the Sun ; during his editorship he 
had written more than five thousand leading articles and upwards 
of ten thousand reviews. From 1874-1881 he edited the 
Weekly Register. Mr. Kent's work, Charles Dickens as a Reader, 
was published simultaneously in England and America. In 
1874 the selection and arrangement of the miscellaneous works 
of the late Lord Lytton was entrusted to him; in 1875 he 
edited The Popular Centenary Edition of the Works of Charles 
Lamb; The Poetical Works of Robert Burns in 1876; The 
Centenary Edition of the Works of Thomas Moore in 1879 ; and 
The Works of Father Prout in 1881. Corona Catholica, "a gem 
of scholarship," as it has been called, appeared in 1880. 

Mr. Charles Kent has been a contributor to the new edition 
of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Dictionary of National 
Biography, Westminster Review, Dublin Review, Blackwood's 
Magazine, Household Words, All the year Round, Month, 

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Illustrated Review, Times, Graphic, Illustrated London Navs, 
Morning Post, Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, Bentley's 
Miscellany, New Monthly Magazine, Gentleman's Magazine, 
Afhenceum, and a great number of other well-known periodicals. 

In 1887 a pension on the civil list was granted to Mr. Kent 
in recognition of his services as a poet and man of letters.* 


With the name of John, Earl of Shrewsbury, must ever be 
linked that of AUGUSTUS WELBY PUGIN : the latter as the great 
genius who gave birth to noble designs that have exerted a most 
potent influence on the architecture of this century : the former 
as the munificent patron whose boundless liberality enabled 
Pugin to give free scope to his genius. Born in 1810, he was, 
at the age of twenty-seven, Professor of Ecclesiastical Antiquities 
at the old College ; he likewise held this post for some years at 
new Oscott. His lectures to the students were printed in full 
in the numbers of the Catholic Magazine of the time, and were 
afterwards published separately. The new College of Oscott 
bears many traces of Pugin's work : he designed the two lodges 
a sketch of one (the Sutton) is given in this volume ; he 
brought together, from English and foreign cathedrals, our fine 
collection of wood carvings to illustrate his lectures ; the costly 
cabinets and other furniture of the house were designed and put 
together by him from materials he had collected in his travels ; 
the reredos of the High Altar is entirely of his construction ; no 
better specimen of his church decoration is to be found than 
that on the roof of the Oscott chapel. Besides many other 
works, Oscott possesses the first chalice and the first memorial 
brass designed by Pugin at the time of the Gothic revival. 
Many of our art treasures are referred to in his Glossary. 
Pugin died in 1852, 

* Condensed from the notice in the Biograph, January 1882. 



and Wexford, Premier Earl of England, Hereditary Lord High 
Seneschal of Ireland, Knight of the Apostolic Order of S. 
Gregory, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Ernestine Order 
of Saxony, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Member of the 
Royal Academy of Naples, was born at Grafton Manor on 
March i8th, 1791, being the second son of John and Catherine 
Talbot. He ran through the usual course of Catholic studies, 
partly at college, partly under private tuition, with credit and 
success. But " it was not his abilities, or his high station, or 
his illustrious ancestry that constituted his nobility ; his virtues, 
ennobled him even more than these ; and he must ever be 
remembered as ' The Good Earl of Shrewsbury.' " On the 
death of his uncle, the fifteenth Earl of Shrewsbury, in 1827, 
he succeeded to the title and estates. Rank and fortune, 
however, made no change in him. He was then and after, as 
he was before, the same humble, gentle, mortified man, 
solicitous only to do good and to please God. For five and 
twenty years he was the munificent protector of Catholicity in 
England. " His munificence to the Church was unbounded ; 
almost is it startling to record ; outstripping the deeds of the 
early Patrician Senators, and emulating, in fact, the merchant 
princes of Venice and Genoa, with whom a glorious Church 
was their policy of insurance, and a costly altar the price of a 
vow. Our English land is literally studded with his noble 
erections cathedrals, convents, monasteries, schools," which 
will stand for ages as noble records of his piety. He is Oscott's 
greatest benefactor. " Can I forget," says Mgr. Weedall, " the 
liberal encouragement he gave when we were raising our 
extensive College of New Oscott, the interest which he took in 
its erection, the two hundred paintings which he gave, the 
presents which he made of ornament and of art, which clothed 
the walls at once with a Christian character and gave to them 
the age and solemnity of a hundred years." 


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nth Lord Dormer, was born January 26, 1834. At the age of 
seven he came to Oscott, where he remained for ten years. He 
entered the army in 1853, and was made lieutenant the following 
year. From June 30, 1855, he served in the Crimea as Adju- 
tant to the 1 3th Light Infantry, and was present at the siege and 
fall of Sebastopol, and the battle of Tchernaya, receiving 
Turkish medal and Medal with Clasp. He also served in the 
Indian Mutiny, including the relief of Azimghur and the cam- 
paign in Gorruchpore in 1858 ; being afterwards appointed 
aide-de-camp to Lord Clyde, he was present at the action during 
the Oude and Trans-Gogra Campaign of 1858. He was men- 
tioned in the despatches, and was rewarded with medal and his 
brevet of major on June 14, 1859, having been made captain 
only the preceding March. In 1860, Major Dormer proceeded 
to China as Assistant Adjutant-General to the Expeditionary 
Force, and was present throughout the operations of that cam- 
paign, including the capture of the Taku Forts and the advance 
on and entry into Pekin. He was now promoted to an unattached 
majority, and received Medal with two Clasps. Major Dormer 
became lieut.-colonel in 1870, and full colonel in- 1875. A S 
deputy adjutant-general on the head quarters staff, Col. Dormer 
served throughout the Egyptian War of 1882, and was present 
at the reconnaisance in force from Alexandria, the engagements 
of Tel-el-Mahuta and Kassassin, and in the battle of Tel-el- 
Kebir. For distinguished service in the field, Col. Dormer was, 
on November 18, 1882, promoted to be major-general, at the 
same time receiving Medal with Clasp, 2nd class of the Medjidie, 
and Khedive's stan He served with the Nile Expedition in 
1885 in command of a brigade at Tani, and afterwards of the 
Nile Field Force. After this he commanded the Dublin district 
till his appointment as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in 


FREDERICK F. FEGEN is the son of Frederick James Fegen, 
R.N., C.B., of Ballinlonty, naval adviser to H.R.H. the Duke 
of Edinburgh. Last November the Lords of the Admiralty 
promoted Lieut. Fegen to be Commander, to mark their recog- 
nition of his gallant conduct in what has been described "as 
brilliant and thorough a real sea-dog exploit as ever graced 
British naval annals." There is no need to repeat the story of 
his gallant capture of a slave dhow, which is still fresh, and will 
ever live in the public mind. 


JOHN CHARLES DAY was born at the Hague, on June 20, 
1826, being the son of Capt. John Day, of the 49th Regiment, 
by Emily, daughter of Jan Caspar Hartsinck. His college 
course was somewhat diversified. From Oscott he went to 
schools in Italy and Switzerland, and on returning to England, 
was placed with the Benedictines, at Downside. After gradua- 
ting B. A. at the London University, he was called to the Bar 
at Middle Temple, in January, 1849, and joined the Home 
(now South Eastern) Circuit. He was made Q.C. in 1872, a 
Bencher in June, 1873, and Judge in 1882, receiving at the 
same time the distinction of knighthood. For some time he 
was the editor of the Common Law Procedure Acts, and of 
Roscoe's Nisi Prius. In 1886 Judge Day was made President 
of the Special Commission appointed to inquire into the riots 
at Belfast. 


EDWIN DE LISLE, the 7th son of Ambrose Lisle March 
Phillips de Lisle, Esq., of Garendon Park and Grace Dieu Manor, 
by Laura Mary, eldest daughter of the Hon. Thomas Clifford, 
4th son of Hugh, Lord Clifford of Chudleigh, was born 
on June 13, 1853. Having studied at Oscott, with a slight 
break, from 1863 to 1872, he went to Germany to complete his 


studies. In 1874 he translated from the German : A comparison 
between the History of the Church and the Prophecies of the 
Apocalypse. Besides writing in Periodicals and Reviews, Mr. 
de Lisle has published several political and polemical pamphlets, 
e.g.; The Parliamentary Oath (1883); Centenary Studies 
(1884); Unreason in High Places (1886); The Ma/esty of 
London. In this last brochure Mr. De Lisle detailed a plan for 
beautifying the Metropolis, which was favourably received in 
the leading newspapers and reviews. Mr. de Lisle was one of 
the five Catholic Members returned for English constituencies at 
the General Election in 1886. Since his entry into Parliament 
Mr. de Lisle's name has been very prominently before the public 
in connection with all great political questions. In the House he 
is a ready and eloquent speaker. 


co. Wexford, was 'born on Sep. 21, 1862, and succeeded his 
father as the nth Baronet, in 1876, when he was still in College 
at Oscott. In 1885, when only twenty-three years of age, he 
was elected, after a stubborn contest, M,P. for South Dublin 
County, and re-elected the following year. He is now one of 
the most conspicuous members of the Irish party. The esteem 
in which his party hold him is shown by his having been chosen 
as their special delegate to America. He delivered addresses 
in Canada, Nova Scotia, Mexico, and from end to end of the 
United States. The Senate and Congress of Mexico received 
him with extraordinary honours. The Legislatures of Virginia 
and Georgia gave him a warm welcome, and Albany bestowed 
on him the freedom of the city. 





Sons of Oscott, gathered here, 
Old and young, from far and near, 

With joy your hearts upraise ; 
And let your voices, loud and free, 
Sing Alma Mater's Jubilee ! 
With thankfulness to God that He 

Hath blessed with many days ! 

To thee, O Mother ! who hast borne 

So many sons, and true, 
We give, for all, oh this great morn 

A loyal greeting due ! 
And proudly sing thy world-wide fame, 
And prize thy hallowed name ! 

To thee, O Mother ! throned above, 
Our chosen guardian there, 

We offer now our grateful love 
For all thy tender care : 

Thy sons have e'er been, e'er will be 

True and devout to thee ! 

To Thee, O God ! whose might divine 
Creates, upholds unseen, 

We humbly turn : the good is Thine, 
Whate'er the good has been ! 

Thy holy will' we praise, adore : 

Thy further gifts implore. 

Sound your voices louder still, 
Welcoming with right good will 

This day of happiness ; 
And lift your hearts to God in praise, 
For He hath given length of days, 
For He hath blessed us many ways : 

May He for ever bless ! 


Jubilee Ib^mn. 

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With thankfulness to God that He 

Hath blessed with many days ! 

To thee, O Mother ! who hast borne 

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A loyal greeting due ! 
And proudly sing thy world-wide fame, 
And prize thy hallowed name ! 

To thee, O Mother ! throned above, 
Our chosen guardian there, 

We offer now our grateful love 
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To Thee, O God ! whose might divine 
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Thy holy will' we praise, adore : 

Thy further gifts implore. 

Sound your voices louder still, 
Welcoming with right good will 

This day of happiness ; 
And lift your hearts to God in praise, 
For He hath given length of days, 
For He hath blessed us many ways : 

May He for ever bless ! 


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NO. 24. 

Members of Parliament. 


[The following is a complete list of the Boys and Masters who have been 
at either the Old or the New College. In a work of such magnitude 
errors and omissions will almost of necessity occur. Of a large number 
of the students we have no knowledge whatever after they left school ; the 
names of these are given, followed merely by the dates at which they 
came to Oscott and left. We shall be grateful for any corrections or 
suggestions so that, should a Second Edition be demanded, it may be 
shorn of the many imperfections that disfigure its predecessor. 

We deeply regret our inability to realize the promise we had held out 
of publishing a chapter on Oscotian Bibliography. Although material 
has been collected sufficient to cover one hundred pages, there are still so 
many gaps and imperfections that we have deemed it advisable to 
suspend publication till Christmas, when, we trust, we shall be able to 
present the bibliography in a fairly complete form.] 

Cist of Superiors, blasters anb Sttibents* 


Rev. JOHN BEW, D.D Feb., 1794 June, 1808 

*Rev. THOMAS POTTS Aug., 1808 Dec., 1815 

Rev. JOHN FRANCIS QUICK Jan., 1816 Aug., 1818 

fRev. THOMAS WALSH ... ... Aug., 1818 May, 1825 

JRev. HENRY WEEDALL, D.D. ... May, 1825 June, 1840 

Rt. Rev. NICHOLAS WISEMAN, D.D. Sep., 1840 Sep., 1847 
Rev. HENRY F. C. LOGAN, D.C.L. ... Sep., 1847 Sep., 1848 

Very Rev. JOHN MOORE, D.D. ... Sep., 1848 July, 1853 

Rt. Rev. Monsignor WEKDALT,, D.D. July, 1853 Nov., 1859 
Very Rev. GEORGE MORGAN, D.D.... Dec., 1859 July, 1860 

Very Rev. J. SPENCER NORTHCOTE, D.D. July, 1860 July, 1877 
Very Rev. JOHN HAWKSFORD, D.D. July, 1877 Oct., 1880 
Very Rev. EDWARD ACTON, D.D. ... Oct., 1880 Dec., 1884 

Very Rev. JOSEPH HENRY SOUTER... Jan., 1885 

* In December, 1815, Mr. Potts was incapacitated from holding the office 
of President, but was allowed the nominal title till his death, Dec. 5, 1819. 

f In reality Mr. Walsh was President till the Summer of 1822. After the 
Summer Vacation, he changed places with Dr. Weedall, but retained the 
nominal title till his Consecration, May I, 1825. 

J In June, 1830, Dr. Weedall retired temporarily from- the management 
of the College ; during his absence, the Rev. William Foley became his 
locum tenens till Sept., 1831, and the Rev. Robert Richmond, from Sept., 1831. 
to Dr. Weedall's return, Dec. 6th of the same year. 



Rev. THOMAS POTTS Nov., 1794 

Rev. THOMAS WALSH Aug., 1808 

Rev. HENRY WEEDALL Aug., 1818 

Rev. JOHN ABBOT ... May, 1825 

Rev. ROBERT RICHMOND Aug., 1830 

Rev. WILLIAM WAREING Apr., 1838 

Rev. HENRY F. C. LOGAN, D.C.L. ... Sep., 1840 

Very Rev. GEORGE MORGAN, D.D.... Mid., 1846 

Very Rev. RODOLPHUS BAGNALL ... Sep., 1847 

Very Rev. J. S. NORTHCOTE, D.D.. 






Jan., 1860 
Nov., 1 860 
Nov., 1 86 2 
Mid., 1877 
Oct., 1880 
Jan., 1885 

- Aug., 1808 

- Aug., 1818 

May, 1825 

June, 1830 

- Apr., 1838 

Sep., 1840 

- Mid., 1846 
-Sep., 1847 


July, 1860 

Nov., 1862 

- Mid., 1877 

- Oct., 1880 

















Rev. THOMAS L. GREEN .,... 





Mid., 1822 Mid., 1823 

Mid., 1825 

Jan., 1827 

Sep., 1827 



Nov., 1844 
Jan., 1847 
Jan., 1850 
Aug., 1852 

Xmas. 1826 

Sep., 1827 


Nov., 1844 

Jan., 1847 
Xmas. 1 849 
Aug., 1852 

-Jan., 1853 


Rev. THOMAS DUCKETT Jan., 1853 Feb., 1860 

Rev. WALTER MARTIN Feb., 1860 Xmas.i864 

Rev. WILLIAM M. STONE ... ... Jan., 1865 Mid., 1868 

Rev. CHARLES MALF AIT Mid., 1868 Mid., 1870 

Rev. JOSEPH ROBINSON Mid., 1870 Mid., 1872 

Rev. CHARLES RYDER Mid., 1872 Xmas.i872 

Rev. VINCENT O. HOLCROFT ... Xmas. 1872 Feb., 1873 

Rev. EDWARD SCANLAN Feb.. 1873 Apr., 1876 

Rev. WILLIAM M. STONE ... ... Apr., 1876 Apr., 1879 

Rev. JOHN ULLATHORNE Apr., 1879 Oct., 1879 

Rev. FRANCIS HOPKINS Oct., 1879 Xmas.i88o 

Rev. WILLIAM SUTHERLAND ... Jan., 1881 Xmas. 1883 

Rev. FREDERICK WILLIAMS Jan., 1884 Apr., 1888 

Rev. MICHAEL F. GLANCEY ... Apr., 1888 


Mr. SISSON 1795 1800 

Mr. YATES 1800 1802 

*Rev. JOHN FRANCIS QUICK Aug., 1808 1818 

Rev. WILLIAM FOLEY ... ... 1818 Oct., 1823 

Rev. ROBERT WILLSON ... ' ... Oct., 1823 May, 1825 
Rev. THOMAS L. GREEN May, 1825 Apr., 1828 

fRev. JOHN GASCOYNE Aug., 1828 Apr., 1832 

Eev. FRANCIS CHEADLE Apr., 1832 Aug., 1834 

Rev. JOHN NICKOLDS ... ... Aug., 1834 Mid., 1844 

Mr. GEORGE MANN ... Mid., 1844 Aug., 1846 

Rev. RODOLPHUS BAGNALL... ... Aug., 1846 - Oct., 1847 

Rev. RICHARD PHELAN ... ... Nov., 1847 Jan., 1848 

Mr. JOHN FOWLER Jan., 1848 Aug., 1849 

Rev. THOMAS SIMKISS Aug., 1849 June, 1853 

Very Rev. HENRY RICHMOND ... July, 1853 Xmas.i86o 
Rev. CHARLES PEARSON ... ... Xmas. 1860 Oct., 1866 

Rev. VINCENT O. HOLCROFT ... Oct., 1866 Xmas.i88i 

Rev. JOSEPH J. DALY Jan., 1882 Xmas. 1884 

Rev. Louis SPENCER Jan., 1885 

* The President kept the accounts from 1802-1808. 

f The Rev. R. Bagnall kept the accounts from April to August, 1828. 



Rev. THOMAS POTTS 1794 1815 

Rev. JOHN FRANCIS QUICK Jan., 1816 Mid., 1818 

Rev. HENRY WEEDALL Sep., 1818 Xmas.i824 

*Rev. JOHN ABBOT ... ... ... Xmas.i825 Mid. ,1830 

Rev. ROBERT RICHMOND Mid., 1830 

Rev. JAMES WATER WORTH Jan., 1834 

Rev. WILLIAM TANDY, D.D. ... Jan., 1834 1836 

Rev. FRANCIS CHEADLE 1836 Apr., 1840 

Rev. TIMOTHY O'CONNELL, D.D. ... Apr., 1840 Sep., 1842 

Rev. JOHN PAGANI, D.D 1842 Aug., 1843 

Rev. GEORGE ERRINGTON, D.D. ... Aug., 1843 - 1847 

Rev. L. ACQUARONE, D.D 1847 - 1848 

Rev. PETER A. DAVIES Nov., 1848 Mid., 1849 

Rev. JOHN MOORE, D.D. ... 1849 1853 

Rev. GEORGE MORGAN, D.D. ... 1851 1859 

Rev. CHARLES MEYNELL, D.D. ... 1860 1861 

Rev. HENRY WALKER, M.A. ... 1861 1863 

Rev, HENRY B. DAVIES 1863 1865 

Rev. EDMUND KNIGHT 1865 1877 

Rev. WILLIAM H. BODLEY, MA. ... 1863 1870 

Rev. CHARLES MALFAIT 1870 1872 

Rev. JAMES O'HANLON 1872 Mid., 1877 

Rev. WILLIAM BARRY, D.D. ... Sep., 1877 Nov., 1880 
Rev. BERNARD KOPER, D.D. ... Oct., 1881 Feb., 1885 
Rev. JOHN MC!NTYRE, D.D. ... Sep., 1880 Apr., 1884 
Rev. FREDERICK W. KEATING ... Apr., 1884 Mid., 1887 
Rev. JOHN MC!NTYRE, D.D. ... Apr., 1885 Mid., 1886 
Rev. VICTOR J. SCHOBEL, D.D. ... Sep., 1886 - 
Rev. JOHN HOPWOOD Oct., 1887 - 

* There seems to have been no special Professor of Theology in the year 
1825. Dr. Husenbeth taught for about a fortnight, and then resigned the 



Rev. JOHN MOORE 1839 

Rev. JAMES BROWN 1839 - 1844 

Rev. GEORGE ERRINGTON, D.D. ... 1844- 1847 

Rev. BERNARD SMITH, M.A. ... 1847 - 1848 

Rev. THOMAS FLANAGAN 1848 1850 

Rev. JOSEPH KELLY 1850 Mid., 1853 

Rev. THOMAS FLANAGAN Mid., 1853 Mid., 1854 

Rev. JOSEPH KELLY... ... ... Mid., 1854 Apr., 1858 

Rev. THOMAS FLANAGAN Apr., 1858 Mid., 1859 

Rev. HENRY B. DAVIES Mid., 1859 Mid., 1863 

Rev. JOHN HAWKSFORD Mid., 1863 Mid., 1868 

Rev. WILLIAM M. STONE Mid., 1868 Nov., 1870 

Rev. JOHN HAWKSFORD Nov., 1870 Mid., 1877 

Rev. FRANCIS HOPKINS Mid., 1877 Oct., 1879 

Rev. JOHN CASWELL Oct., 1879 Xmas.iSSo 

Rev. FRANCIS HOPKINS Jan., 1881 Xmas.i88i 

Rev. JOHN CASWELL Jan., 1882 Mid., 1883 

Rev. WILLIAM M. STONE Mid., 1883 

Those whose names are preceded by an asterisk received no part of their 
education .at Oscott, The dates in parentheses indicate length of time at 


Howard, His Eminence Edward Cardinal, Bishop of Frascati, 
(Jan. 17, 1841, Xmas. 1847), ordained Priest in 1855 ; Domestic 
Prelate of His Holiness ; Vicar of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica ; 
Consultor of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda for Oriental 
Rites ; Referendary of the Signature of Justice ; Doctor in Theology; 
Doctor in Canon Law ; consecrated Archbishop of Neocaesarea, and 
Coadjutor to the Cardinal Bishop of Frascati, July 7th, 1872 ; Arch- 
Priest of St. Peter's ; created and proclaimed Cardinal Priest, 1877 ; 
Cardinal Bishop of Frascati, 1884. 

* Wiseman, His Eminence Nicholas Cardinal, b. 1802; 
ordained March 19, 1825 ; President (1840-7) ; Bp. of Melipotamus 
1840 ; transferred to the London District 1847 ; Archbishop of 
Westminster Sep. 29, 1850 ; created Cardinal Sep. 30, 1850 ; died 
Feb. 15, 1865. 



Amherst, Right Rev. Francis Kerril (Aug. 18, i83o-Mid. 1838) 
(May 1841-1846) (1847-1852) (1855 to Oct. 1856) ; ordained Priest 
June 6, 1846 ; consecrated Bishop of Northampton July 4, 1858 ; 
translated to Sozusa 1880, died Aug. 21, 1883. 

Bagshawe, Right Rev. Edward Gilpin(Sep. 1838- Mid. 1846); 
ordained Priest March 6, 1852 ; consecrated Bishop of Nottingham, 
Nov. 12, 1874. 

Brown, Right Rev. James (Aug. 1826 -Jan. 1845); ordained 
Priest Feb. 18, 1837 ; consecrated Bishop of Shrewsbury, July 27, 
1851 ; died Oct. 14, 1881. 

Bryan, Right Rev. Thomas (Sep. 1838 -Mid. 1841); con- 
secrated Bishop of Cartagena, January 25, 1885. 

Butler, Right Rev. Anthony, S. J. (Oct. 184 7 -Mid. 1849); 
ordained Priest Jan. I. 1872 ; consecrated Bishop of Mellipotamus, 
Vicar- Apostolic of Demerara, 1878. 

*Errington, Most Rev. George ; Prefect of Studies (1843-1847); 
consecrated Bishop of Plymouth, July 25, 1851 ; Archbishop of 
Trebizond, 1855 ; died Jan. 19, 1886. 

Ilsley, Right Rev. Edward (Jan. i853-Mid. 1861); ordained 
Priest June 29, 1861 ; consecrated Bishop of Fesse, Dec. 4, 1879; 
Bishop of Birmingham, Feb. 17, 1888. 

Knight, Right Rev. Edmund (Feb. 1839 -Mid. 1843) ; ordained 
Priest Dec. 19, 1857 ; Vice- President (1862-1877) > consecrated 
Bishop of Coricum, July 25, 1879 ; Bishop of Shrewsbury, April 25, 

*Milner, Right Rev. John, Bishop of Castabala, consecrated 

May 22, 1803 ; died April 19, 1826. 

MontCS de Oca, Right Rev. Ignatius (May 1853 -Mid. 1857), 
consecrated Bishop of Tamaulipas, March 12, 1871 ; Bishop of 
Linares, 1880 ; Bishop of San Luis Potosi, 1884. 

Mostyn, Right Rev. Francis (Aug. 1813 -Mid. 1816) (Dec. 

1822-1828) ; ordained Priest, March I, 1828; consecrated Bishop of 

Abydos, Vicar-Apostolic of the Northern District, Dec. 21, 1840 ; 

died Aug. u, 1847. 
*Talbot, Right Rev. the Hon. Thomas, Bishop of Acone, 

Vicar- Apostolic of the Midland District, consecrated 1776 ; died 

Feb. 24, 1795. 
*Ullathorne, Most Rev. William Bernard, O.S.B., Bishop of 

Hetalona, June 21, 1846 ; translated to Central District, July 28, 

1848 ; Bishop of Birmingham, Sep. 29, 1850 ; appointed Titular 

Archbishop of Cabasa, April 27, 1888. 

Vaughan, Right Rev. William (Aug. 1827 - Jan. 1838), 
ordained Priest, March 10. 183$ ; consecrated Bishop of Plymouth, 
Sep. 16, 1855. 


*Walsh, Right Rev. Thomas, Vice-President (1808-1818); 
President (1818-1825) ; ordained in 1801 ; consecrated Bishop 
of Cambysopolis, May r, 1825, V. A. of the Central District ; 
translated to the London District July 28, 1848 ; died Feb. 18, 1849. 

Wareing, Right Rev. William (March, 1806 - Mid. 1816), 
ordained Priest, Sep. 28. 1815; Vice-President (1838-40); con- 
secrated V. A. of the Eastern District, Sep. 21, 1840 ; Bishop of 
Northampton, Sep. 29, 1850 ; translated to Retimo, Dec 23, 1858 ; 
died Dec. 26, 1865. 

Wilkinson, Right Rev. Thomas (Jan. 1847 -Xmas. 1848), 
ordained Priest Dec. 23, 1848 ; Bishop of Cisanum and Coadjutor 
Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, 1888. 

Wiilson, Right Rev. William (Feb. 1816- 1824); ordained 
Priest, Dec , 1824 ; consecrated Bishop of Hobarton, Oct. 28, 
died June 30, 1866. 


Abbot, John Canon (Feb., 1817-1830), ordained July 25, 1821; 
Vice-President (1826-1830) ; Canon of Northampton ; died April 5, 

*Acquarone, L. (1846-1848), Professor of Italian and Theology. 
Acton, Edward Charles Canon, D.D., B.A. (Sep. 1853-1858), 
ordained Sep. 1863 ; President (Oct. l88o-Xmas. 1884), Canon of 

Allen, Samuel Canon (Sep. 1863-1866), ordained Dec. 4, 
1870 ; Canon Theologian of Shrewsbury. 

Amherst, William; S. J. (Aug. 1830-1838), ordained Aug. 15, 

Anderson, Joseph (Aug. 1855-1858), ordained Aug. 24, 

1858; died May 15. 1884. 

*Arcanger, A. (1839-1841), Professor of French. 
Ashlin, Stephen (Nov., 1849-1855). 

Bacchus, John Northcote (Sep. 1867-1868) (1880-1883), 
ordained Dec. 22, 1883. 

Baddeley, Thomas (April, 1812-1815) ordained Sep. 28, 1815; 

died Feb. 18. 1823. 
Bagnall, Rodolphus Canon (Aug. 1816-1828), ordained 

March 27, 1827 ; Procurator (1846-7) ; Vice-President (1847-1860) ; 
Provost of Chapter of Birmingham ; died Nov. 18, 1883. 

Bagshawe John B. Canon, D D. (Sep., 1838 - Mid. 1846), 
ordained March 15, 1851 ; Canon Penitentiary of Southwark. 


Ball, Anthony (Sep. 1845 - Mid. 1851), ordained Nov. 25, 

1855 ; died J an - 9 l &79' 
Bardet, Tristram (June 1850- March, 1854), ordained Dec. 17, 

1853; served the Mission in the Mauritius, and died Nov. 8, 1884. 
Barry, Michael (Sep. 1841-2), ordained Jan. 9, 1842. 

Barry, Thomas (Fe.b. 1863 -June 1864), ordained June 5, 

1864 ; died Sep. 27, 1868. 
Barry, William, D.D. (Jan. 1865 - Oct. 1868); ordained 

May 4, 1873 ; Professor of Theology (1877-1880). 
Bathurst, Stuart Eyre Canon (Jan. 1854 - Sep. 1854), ordained 

Aug. 24, 1854 : Canon of Birmingham. 

Beale, Herbert (1885-6), ordained Feb. 6, 1887. 

Beck, Luke (April 1837-1840), died July 4, 1874. 

Beech, Augustine (Sep. 1875-1882), ordained July 8, 1882. 

*Belisy, Emilius (1843-1845); Professor of French; ordained 

March 10. 1838 ; died in 1873. 

Benson, William (Aug. 1813-1818), ordained June 16, 1818. 
Bent, George (Jan. 1831-1839), ordained March 16, 1839; 

died Oct. 31, 1871. 
Bethell, Augustus Canon (April 1851-1855), ordained Feb. 28, 

1863 ; Canon of Southwark. 

*Bew, John, D.D. (b 1755); President (1794-1808); died 
Oct. 25, 1829 ; aged 75. 

Bick, Joseph (Aug. 1826-1830), ordained Dec. 18, 1830; died 

June 25, 1860. 

Birks, Henry (1846-7), ordained in 1849; died Oct. 24, 1864. 
Blackall, Augustus (Aug. 1873-5), ordained Nov. 7, 1875 ; 

died March u, 1879. 
Blackman, William Canon (1860-1), ordained Dec. 17, 1864; 

Provost of Northampton. 

Bleasdale, John, D.D. (1843-4), ordained Aug. 25, 1844. 
*Bodley. William Hamilton, M.A , Professor of Theology 


Bolton, Samuel (1864-7), ordained June 29, 1867. 
Bond, James (Jan. 1841-4), ordained Nov. 22, 1846; Prefect 

of Discipline (1847-50) ; died Aug. 26, 1887. 
Bonus, John, D.D. (1847-8), ordained Sept. 1851. 
Bonner, Joseph (Jan. 1863-7), ordained Feb. 17, 1867. 
Bowdon, Joseph (Sep. 1794-6), ordained Sep. 5, 1805; 

President of Sedgley Park (1836-1844) ; died Dec. 4, 1844. 


Bowen, Charles (Jan. 1853-6), ordained July 20, 1856. 

Bradshaw, James W., (C.SS.R.) (Oct. 1845-8), ordained 

Dec. 23, 1848. 
*Bricknell, Gaspar (1795-6); Professor of French ; died May 6, 

Broder, Nicholas (March 1871-3), ordained April 12, 1873. 

Browne, James William (Sep. 1882-5), ordained Jan. 24, 1886. 

Brownlow, John (Aug. 1816-1820), ordained Aug. 23, 1820; 

died March 4, 1888. 
Bunn, Walstan, (Jan. 1839-1841), ordained Mar. 20, 1847. 

died Jan. 24, 1878. 

Buquet, Eugene Canon (Jan.-Oct. 1852) (1859-1860), ordained 
June 3, 1860 ; Provost of Shrewsbury. 

Burke, David (Jan. 1867-1870), ordained in 1870. 
Burns, John (Sep. 1874-1876), ordained March 17, 1877. 
Butcher, Edmund (O. C.) (1861), ordained Aug. 8, 1869. 
Butland, Benjamin (Aug. 1844-1850), ordained Nov. 30, 1850. 
Butler, William (Jan. 1853-1864), ordained March 15, 1862. 
Butler, Theobald, (S.J.) (Oct. 1844-1846). 
Caiman, Alfred John (Sep. 1864-1881), ordained Dec. 21, 1878. 
Carton, George (Sep. 1879-1880), ordained July 25, 1880. 

Caswell, John (Sep. 1862-1883), ( l88 5- ) ordained Sep. n, 
1870; Prefect of Studies (1879-1880) (1882-3); Vice-President 
(Jan., 1885). 

Cavalli, Dominic (O. C.) (1845-6), ordained June 6, 1846. 

Challoner, John (Nov. 1812-1815), ordained Sep. 28, 1815; 

died Dec. 4, 1836. 
Chandler, Charles, (S.J.) (1872-3) ordained Sep. 24, 1882. 

Chattaway, Arthur L. (Sep. 1875-1877), ordained Sep. 22, 

Cheadle, Francis Canon, D.D. (Aug. 1829-1842), ordained 
Sep. 20, 1834 ; Procurator (1832-4) ; Professor of Theology 
(1836-40) ; Canon of Nottingham ; died Sep. 23, 1886. 

Cholmondeley, Charles Canon (1850-52) (1862-64), ordained 
Aug. 21, 1870 ; Canon of Shrewsbury. 

Clarke, Charles Cowley (Sep.-Xmas. 1864), ordained Sep. 25, 

Clarke, Monsignor J. J. Canon, D.D. (1856), ordained March 

30, 1856 ; Provost and Vicar-General of Clifton. 


Clarke, John (Jan. 1853-1861), ordained March 29, 1861 ; 

died Jan. n, 1875. 
Clifford, George (S.J.), (1835-1837), ordained Sep. 28, 1844. 

*Coghlan, Thomas Lloyd, M.A. (Sep. 1866-1872), died Nov. 

21, 1873. 

Coleman, Patrick (Sep. 1875-1879), ordained April 27, 1879. 
Collingridge, Ignatius (1828-1831), ordained Dec. 6, 1831. 
Cologan, William H. (Sep. 1863-1866), ordained Sep. 20, 1873. 
Corbishley, George (C. SS. R.), (1856), ordained Oct. 18, 1862. 
Coxon, Septimus Canon (Aug. 1859-1863), ordained Mar. 15, 

1862 ; Canon of Clifton. 

Craddock, Alban (Jan. 1854-1859), ordained April 9, 1859. 
Crane, Abraham B. (Sep. 1866-1874), ordained Aug. 9, 1874. 
Crewe, Michael (Aug. 1836-1846), ordained Sep. 19, 1846; 

died April 7, 1850. 

Crispin, Neil (Aug. 1846-1854), ordained Dec. 19, 1857; died 

Jan. 8, 1880. 
Dalton, John Canon (1830-1840), ordained April 4, 1840; 

died Feb. 15, 1874 ; Canon of Northampton. 
Dalton, John P. (1867-1880) (1882-1883), ordained Apr. 23, 

Daly, James C. (1856-1860), ordained Feb. 12, 1860; died 

June 4, 1864. 
Daly, Joseph J. (Dec. 1858-1867), (1880-1884), ordained March 

26, 1864 ; Vice-President (Oct. i88o-Xmas. 1884). 
Daniel, Joseph Canon (Aug. 1825-36), ordained Mar. 19, 1836; 

Canon of Nottingham ; died Feb. 26, 1878. 

Davenport, Louis (C. SS. R.), (1867-69), ordained Sep. 29, 

Davies, Henry B. Canon (Nov. i844-Mid. 1865), ordained May 

17, 1856; Prefect of Studies (1859-63): Professor of Moral 

Theology (1863-65) ; Canon of Birmingham. 

* Davies, Peter (1848-49), Professor of Moral Theology 


Davis, George (O.S.B.) (1840-1), ordained June 2, 1855. 
Day, James (Aug i856-Xmas.'i856,), ordained Dec. 12, 1856. 

De Betham, Frederick (S.J.) (1840-1), ordained in 1845 ' 

died Feb. 9, 1886. 
De Burgh, Hubert, M.A. (Aug. 1 860-61), ordained Feb. 23, 



Deery, Peter (Sep. 1874-75), ordained Sep. 19, 1875. 
Delerue, Amadeus (Jan. 1849-51), ordained Feb. 19, 1853. 
Delerue, Edmund (Jan. 1851-52), ordained Dec. 26, 1857. 
D'Hooghe, Camflle (Sep. 1880-82), ordained June n, 1882. 
Dixon, Joshua (1848 9), ordained Oct. 18, 1849. 
Dodsworth, Cyril (C.SS.R.)( 1862-63), ordained Oct. M, 1870. 
Doherty, James (Aug. 1851-54), ordained Aug. 24, 1854. 
Dolan, Michael (Oct. 1879-81), ordained April 16, 1881. 
Douglas, Lord Archibald (1865-66), ordained June 10, 1876. 
Dowling, John P. (Aug. 1851-54), ordained June 10, 1854. 
Doyle, Arthur (1884-85), ordained April 4, 1885. 
Duckett, George (1849-50), ordained June 14, 1851. 

Duckett, James (Aug. 1816-20), ordained March 17, 1820; 
died May 30, 1864. 

Duckett, Thomas Canon (Aug. 1846-60), ordained Sep. 22, 

1855 ; Prefect of Discipline (1853-60) ; Canon of Birmingham. 
Duggett, Christopher (1857), ordained June 21, 1857. 

Dunne, John K. Canon (1827-28), ordained Feb. 1828; 
Canon of Birmingham ; died Jan. 18, 1881. 

Dwane, Michael (Jan. 1859-65), ordained May 27, 1871. 
;; Elwes, Henry (1841-42). Professor of French ; died Jan. 1878. 

English, Monsignor Edgar, D.D., D.C.L. (Sep. 1861-69) 

(1872-75) ; ordained Oct. 14, 1877. 
Estcourt, Edgar Edmund Canon, M.A. (1849-52), ordained 

Sep. 18, 1852 ; Canon and CEconomus of Birmingham ; died 

April 17, 1884. 

Eyre, William (S.J.) (Aug. 1844-47), ordained June 12, 1853. 

Faduilhe, Alfred (Aug. 1857-61), ordained June 29, 1861 ; 

and served the Mission in the Mauritius. 
Fairfax, Francis (Aug. 1829-33), ordained June i, 1833. 

Fauvel, Theodore Canon (April 1823-30), ordained Dec. 18, 

1830 ; Canon of Nottingham ; died Jan. 9, 1865. 
Fenn, Edward (Jan. 1853-62), ordained Dec. 21, 1862. 

Fennelly, William (1855), ordained Dec. 30, 1855; died 
Nov. 10, 1887. 

FitzGerald, John (Sep. 1849-51), died April 8, 1865. 

Flanagan, Thomas Canon (Jan. 1833-50), Prefect of Studies 
(1847-50), (Aug. iSss-Mid. 1854) (Mar. i8s8-Mid. 1859); Canon 
of Birmingham; died July 21, 1865. 


Flanagan, Thomas J. (Nov. 1844-53), ordained in 1854; 

died Nov. 2, 1871. 
Fogarty, Patrick (Sep. 1869-71), ordained Aug. 24, 1871. 

Fordham, Edwin (O.C.) (1845-47), ordained Sep. 18, 1847 ; 

died March 31, 1851. 
Formby, Henry, M.A. (1846-47), ordained Sep. 18, 1847 ; 

died April 12, 1884. 
Fox, Joseph (1827-30), ordained June 5, 1830; died Dec. 10, 

Fox, Thomas Canon (1849-50), ordained in 1852; Canon of 

Northampton ; died Jan. 18, 1881. 
Frachon, Clement (1854-55) (Mid. i856-Xmas. 1856), ordained 

Furniss, John (C. SS. R.) (1822-24), ordained June 14, 1834; 
died Sep. 16, 1865. 

Gaffney, Patrick (1873-74). 

Galton, Arthur H. (May 1878-80) (1881-84) ordained Dec. 18, 

*Garroni, Horatius (1848), Librarian, Professor of Italian. 

Gascoyne, John (Sep. 1818-34), ordained March i, 1828; 

Procurator (1829-30) ; died Oct. 9. 1880. 
Gates, Robert (Sep. 1818-23), ordained Aug. 22, 1823; died 

May 27, 1876. 

Gavois, Amadeus (July 1853-57), ordained April 19, 1857. 

Gibbons, John (1852-56), ordained Dec. 23, 1854; died 
Jan. 28, 1888. 

Giblin, James (1881-82), ordained July 8, 1882. 

Giles, Chichele (Feb. 1864-68) (1883-87), ordained May 29, 

Glancey, Michael F. (Sep. 1869-72) (1877- ), ordained Dec 

22, 1877 ; Prefect of Discipline, April 5, 1888. 
Glenie, John Canon (1850-51), ordained Oct. 26, 1851; 

Canon of Southwark ; died June 23, 1878. 
Gloag, Thomas (May 1842-49), ordained Nov. 25, 1855 ; died 

July 5, 1865. 

Glossop, Samuel (Sep. 1868-72), ordained March 30, 1872. 
Golden, Patrick (1858-59), ordained March 30, 1859. 
Gore, Henry (Sep. i887-June 1888), ordained June 29, 1888. 

Greaney, William (Aug. 1855-63) (1877-80), ordained May 25, 
1863; Vice-President (Sep. l877-Oct. 1880) ; Administrator of the 
Cathedral, Birmingham. 


*Green, Henry (1845-47), ordained April 25, 1848 ; Professor of 

Classics ; died Nov. 23, 1869. 

Green, Thomas Lawrence, D.D. (Aug. 1813-28) (1844-47), 
ordained Feb. 25, 1825; Procurator (1825-28); Prefect of Discipline 
(1844-47); di ed Feb. 27, 1883. 

Grehan, John (S.J.) (Sep. 1829-36), died May 30, 1865. 

Grenside, John (1845-46), ordained in 1846; died Dec, 29, 

Griffin, James Canon (Aug. 1828-44) ; ordained March 16, 

1839; Canon of Nottingham. 

Grosvenor, William (1844-51) (1860-62), ordained Sep. 20, 

1851 ; Vice-President (1860-62). 

Gubbins, William (1840), ordained June 13, 1840. 
Hackett, John (Feb. 1872-73), ordained March 9, 1873. 

Haigh, Daniel H., M.A., F.R.S. (1846-48) (1877-79), ordained 
April 8, 1848 : died May 10, 1879. 

Hall, Henry (Aug. 1822-30), ordained June 5, 1830; died 

July 9, 1878. 
Hall, Walter (1857-58), ordained March 20, 1858. 

Hawksford, John A. Canon, D.D. (Aug. 1850-68) (1870-80), 
ordained Dec 19, 1859 ; Prefect of Studies (1863-68) (1870-77) ; 
President (July i877-Oct. 1880), Canon of Birmingham ; President 
of St. Wilfrid's College. Cotton. 

Hazeland, Richard (1866 68), ordained Dec. 19, 1868. 
*Heider, Conrad (1877-79), Professor of German. R.I. P. 
Hendren, Philip J. (Jan. 1852-56), ordained Dec. 20, 1856. 

Heneage, Henry Pelham, M.A. (Sep. 1821-25) (Sep. 1841-52), 

ordained March n. 1843 : died Jan. 3, 1875. 
Higgins, John F., M.A. (Jan. 1873-75), ordained Sep. 18, 1875. 

Higginson, Nathaniel, M.A. (Sep. 1882-85), ordained Sep. 19, 

Hipwood, Charles (O. Cist.) (Jan. 1853-60), ordained Dec. 22, 

Hodson, Edward (Oct. 1834-41), ordained Oct. 28, 1841 ; 

died April 26. 1879. 
Holcroft, Vincent O. (Sep. i864-Xmas. 1881), ordained April 

II, 1868; Procurator (1866-81) ; CKconomus of Birmingham. 

Holden, John (S.J.) (Aug. 1823-25), ordained Oct. 6, 1825 j 

died June 30. 1861. 
Holden, Patrick (1866), ordained July 26, 1866. 


Hawkins, Joseph P. (Jan. 1879-80), ordained Feb. 2, 1884. 

Hopkins, Francis (Aug. 1859-69) (Oct. 1874-81), ordained 
March 27, 1869 ; Prefect of Discipline (1879-80) ; Prefect of Studies 
(1877-79, 1881). 

Hopkins, Frederick (S.J.) (Aug. 1859-62), ordained Sep. 23, 

Hopkins, Henry (Aug. 1835-44), ordained Sep. 18, 1847. 

Hopwood, John (Sep. 1875-77) (1883-85) (1887- ), ordained 

Dec. 23, 1882 : Professor of Theology (Oct. 1887.) 
Horgan, Michael Peter (Feb. 1863-65), ordained Oct. 9, 1870. 

Hubbard, Richard (Sep. 1809-11), ordained Nov. 14, 1811; 

died May 23, 1836. 
Huddleston, Edward Canon (Feb. 1815-26), ordained March 

1826; Canon Penitentiary of Birmingham ; died Dec. 17, 1871. 

Hulme, Monsignor Benjamin (Sep. 1824-30), ordained Dec. 18, 

1830; died Aug. 9, 1852. 
Hunter, Evan Haynes, M.A. (March 1862-65), ordained 

March II, 1865 ; died Oct. 7, 1874. 
Husenbeth, Frederick Charles Canon, D.D. (Aug. 1814-20), 

ordained Feb. 25, 1820 : Provost and Vicar-General of Northampton : 

died Oct. 31. 1872. 

Ilsley, William (Dec. 1827-36), ordained July 16, 1836; 

died March 21, 1857. 
*Inhetveen, John (1862-63), Professor of German. 

Ivers, Bernard Canon (1832-35), ordained Sep. iy, 1835 : 

Canon of Birmingham ; died June 19, 1880. 
Janssens, John (1881-82), ordained June 19, 1886. 

Jeffries, George Canon (Aug. 1829-39), ordained March 16, 
1839; Canon and Vicar-General of Birmingham ; died Oct. 28, 1876. 

Jenkins, James (Aug. 1857-60), ordained June 3, 1860; died 

Feb. 3, 1869. 
Jinks, George (Feb. 1815-20), ordained Sep. 21, 1820; died 

Aug. 29, 1833. 

Johnson, Stephen (Jan. 1861-71), ordained Aug. 20, 1865. 
Jones, Charles (Aug. 1808-9) ( J 8i7-2o), ordained April 28, 

1820 ; died Nov. 4, 1827. 
Jones, Frederick (S.J.) (Feb. 1871-74), ordained Dec. 6, 1874. 

Jones, James Canon (April 1811-22), ordained May 31, 182.' : 

Provost of Nottingham : died May 19. 1861. 
Jones, James F. Canon (Jan. 1822-30), ordained June 5, 1830 ; 

Canon of Birmingham ; died Mmxh 27, 1860. 


Jones, John (Aug. 1808-15), ordained Sep. 28, 1815; died 

March n, 1852. 
Jones, Samuel (Aug. 1808-13), ordained March 12. 1813; 

died Aug. 8, 1833. 
Jones, William (Feb. 1809-10), ordained March, 1810; died 

Aug. 21. 1868. 
Kavanagh, Philip (Aug. 1851-54), ordained April t, 1854; 

died Jan. 23, 1883. 
* Keating, Frederick W., Professor of Theology (1884-87), 

ordained Oct. 12. 1882. 
Keen, Walter (Oct. 1830-40), ordained Dec. 21, 1840; died 

Feb 7, 1877. 
Kelly, Joseph, B.A. (Aug. 1838-47) (Feb. 1849-58), ordained 

March 3, 1849 : Prefect of Discipline (1850-52) ; Prefect of Studies 

(1850-53) (1854-58). 

Kelly, William (1882-84), ordained Dec. 21, 1884. 
Kennard, Charles Canon, M.A. (April 1870-73), ordained 

Dec. 21, 1872 ; Canon of Clifton. 
Kennedy, John, B.A. (April 1839-45), ordained May 17, 1845 ; 

died Aug. 5, 1847. 

Kennedy, John (Feb. 1863-66), ordained Oct. 8, 1871. 
Kerckhof, Louis (1867-1871), ordained April 8, 1871: died 

Jan. 15, 1878. 

Kirsopp, Francis (Aug. 1837-49), ordained June 2, 1849. 
Knight, Arthur (S.J.) (Jan. 1846-51), ordained Sep. 21, 1869. 
Knight, Thomas (S.J.) (Jan. 1841-47, ordained Sep. 23, 1866. 

*Koper, Bernard, D.D. (Oct. i88i-Feb. 1885), Professor of 

Lahaye, Peter (1851-52), ordained Dec. 21, 1852; died 

June 19, 1867. 
Laken, Thomas (Jan. 1810-17), ordained Oct. 8, 1817; died 

Sep. 22, 1832. 
Lambe, David (1849-53), ordained Feb. 19, 1853; died April 

22, 1875. 

Lane, Matthias Canon (1839-43), ordained March n, 1843; 

Canon of Northampton ; died Jan. 26. 1886. 
Langdon, Charles B., M.A. (1884-85), ordained Sep. 21, 1885. 

Law, William H. (Oct. 1865-77), ordained Aug. 30, 1877 ; died 

Feb. 24, 1878. 
Leith, Thomas (Aug. 1829-42), ordained Sep. 25, 1842 ; died 

June 30, 1873. 


Lescher, Edward (1850-52) ordained Feb. 18, 1855. 

*Logan, Charles Francis Henry, D.C.L, b. 1799; (Dec. 1839- 
48) : Vice-President (1840-46): President (1847-48) ; died Dec. I, 

Longman, Stephen Canon (Aug. 1838-44), ordained in 1844: 

Canon of Northampton : died July 25. 1885. 
Longman, Thomas Canon, B.A. (Feb. 1834-45), ordained 

Sep. 7, 1845 ; Canon and Vicar-General of Birmingham. 

*Lorrain, Nicholas (O.C.) (1843-45), ordained Dec. 19, 1840; 

Professor of French ; died July u, 1873. 
Lynch, Charles (S.J.) (1836-37), ordained 
Lynch, Hugh (1854-55), ordained June 10, 1855. 
Lyons, Patrick (1867), ordained Dec. 8, 1867. 

McCabe, Charles (Sep. 1866-71), ordained Aug. 24, 1871; 
died April 10, 1883. 

McCarrick, Francis (1883-84), ordained Sep. 20, 1884. 
McCartney, Edward (1867-70), ordained Sep. u, 1870. 

McCave, James Canon, D.D. (Aug. 1854-58), ordained Dec. 21, 
1862 ; Rector of St. Bernard's Seminary : Canon Theologian of 

McDonald, Thomas (Aug. 1851-58), ordained Oct. 28, 1858; 

died July 2, 1875. 
McDonnell, Thomas M. Canon (March 1806-17) (Prefect of 

Discipline), ordained Sep. 19, 1817; Canon of Clifton; died 

Oct. 25, 1869. 

McElmail, John (1881-82), ordained March 26, 1883. 
McGahren, John (Jan. 1853-60), ordained Oct. 7, 1860. 
Mackey, Daniel (O.P.) (1866-68), ordained in 1876. 
*McIntyre, John, D.D. (Sep. 1880 -April 1884) (April 1885- 

Mid. 1886), Professor of Theology. 

McSweeney, Cornelius (Sep. 1877-81), ordained Sep. n, 1881. 
Maguire, Alfred (Jan. 1825-30), ordained Dec. 18, 1830; 

died April 8, 1875. 

Maguire, Martin (Oct.-Nov. 1872), ordained Nov. 17, 1872. 
Mahoney, William H. (Sep. 1881-84), ordained April 12, 1884. 
Malfait, Charles (1862-72), ordained Feb. i, 1863 ; Prefect of 

Discipline (1868-70) ; Professor of Theology (1870-72.) 
Mallac, James (S.J.) (1842-43), ordained 
Manby-Colegrave, William (Jan. 1851-57) (1860-62), ordained 

in 1863. 


Mandy, Joseph (O.P.) (Sep. 1864-68), ordained June u, 1877. 
Marsden, John (Aug. 1813-16), ordained Sep. 20, 1816; died 

March 22, 1824. 
Marshall, Henry J. (1845), ordained ; died Aug. 28, 

Martin, Walter (Jan. 1853-65), ordained March 3, 1860; 

Prefect of Discipline (Feb. 1860- Jan. 1865) ; died Feb. 12, 1869. 
Martyn, Francis (Aug. 1796-1805), ordained Dec. 21, 1805; 

died July 18, 1838. 
Mason, James Austin (Jan. 1821-25), ordained Dec. 25, 1826; 

died Oct. 16, 1844. 

Mayland, Joseph (1848-5 2), ordained Dec. 22, 1849. 
Meade, Joseph, B.A. (1856-57), ordained 
Meager, Alfred (1877-78), ordained Dec. 23, 1876. 

Meynell, Charles, D.D. (Aug. 1845-49), ordained in 1856; 

Professor of Philosophy (1856-70) ; died May 3, 1882. 
Middleton, Robert C., (Sep. 1881-83), ordained Sep. 22, 1883. 
Middleton, Warren B. (Oct. 1881-85), ordained April 7, 1885. 

*Miettinger, Florentine (1856-59), Professor of Music and 
German ; died March 3, 1868. 

Miles, George H. (Jan. -Mid. 1884), ordained Sep. 20, 1884. 
Millward, John A. (1856-60), ordained in 1861. 

Mitchell, John Canon (Aug. 1826-37), ordained Feb.-i8, 1837; 

Canon of Clifton. 
Moloney, Timothy S. (1884-85), ordained Aug. 10, 1885. 

Montgomery, George, M.A. (1845-49), ordained April 7, 
1849; died March 7, 1871. 

Moore, Algernon (1864), ordained in 1864; died July, 1880. 

Moore, Monsignor Clement Harington, M.A. (1872-75), 
ordained May 16, 1875. 

Moore, James Canon (Sep. 1830-40), ordained April 4, 1840 ; 

Canon of Birmingham ; died May 29, 1873. 
Moore, John Canon, D.D. (Aug. 1821-39), ( T 848-53), ordained 

April 7, 1832 ; Prefect of Studies (1832-39) ; President (1848-53) ; 

Canon of Birmingham; died June 21, 1856. 

Morgan, George, D.D. (Sep. i, 1818), ordained March i, 1828 ; 
Professor of Theology (1849) (1851-59); Vice-President 
(1846-47) ; President (Dec. 1859 - July 1860) ; Canon Theologian 
of Birmingham; died Nov. 25, 1861. 


Morris, Frederick (Aug. 1860-69), ordained March 27, 1869. 

Morris, John Brande, M.A. (1846-48), ordained April 8, 1848; 

died April 9, 1880. 
Morris, Walter (Sep. 1866-71), ordained April 8, 1871. 

Mostyn, Francis E. (April 1871-79), ordained Sep. 14, 1884, 
Public Man (Sep. 1878 -July 1879), Good Conduct Medal, 1880. 

Murphy, Thomas (Feb. 1872-73.) 

Nary, James (1861-64), ordained March 26, 1864. 

Neave, Richard (Oct. 1870-71), ordained July 12, 1874. 

Newton, George (Feb. 1866 -Xmas. 1866), ordained in 1869; 

died Dec. 8, 1886. 
Nickolds, Monsignor John (Aug. 1826-44), ordained Mar. 31, 

1838; Procurator (1834-44); died Aug. 10, 1886. 
*Nock, John (Jan. i88i-Mid. 1881). 

Norris, Henry (Jan. 1868 - Oct. 1874), ordained April 12, 1873. 
Norris, John (Aug. 1844-45), ordained March 24, 1847. 
North, Joseph Canon (Aug. 1833-35), ordained Sep. 19, 1835; 

Canon of Southwark ; died Feb. 26, 1885. 
*Northcote, James Spencer Canon, D.D., M.A., b. 1821 

( 1860-77) ; Vice-President (Jan.-July 1860); President (July 1860-77); 

Provost of Chapter of Birmingham. 

O'Brien, Walter Page (Nov. 1875-80), ordained March 27, 1880. 
*O'Connell, Timothy, D.D. (April 1840 -Sep. 1842), Professor 

of Theology. 

O'Connell, John (1839-40), ordained R.I.P. 

O'Connor, Thomas (Jan. 1830-41), ordained Dec. 21, 1841; 

died Jan. 26, 1861. 

O'Donoghue, Patrick (Sep. 1881-82), ordained Oct. 8, 1882. 
O'Hanlon, James Canon (Jan. 1861-65), ordained Aug. 20, 

1865 ; Professor of Theology (1872-77) ; Canon of Birmingham. 
O'Hanlon, James (Sep. 1880-83), ordained Dec. 22, 1883. 

Oldham, George Alfred, M.A. (May 1858-60), ordained 

April 4, 1860 ; died Oct. 18. 1875. 

O'Neill, John (Sep. 1829-34), ordained March 15, 1834. 
O'Neill, Hugh (1866-67), ordained Feb. 17, 1867. 
Onions, George (Aug. 1861-68), ordained April 20, 1867; 

died Sep. 6, 1880. 
O'Reilly, John (S.J.) (Aug. 1850-57), ordained Dec. 19, 1857, 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1850. 


O'Sullivan, James (Aug. 1855-63), ordained Dec. 19, 1863; 

died Nov. 18, 1865. 
O'Sullivan John J. (Nov. 1867-69), ordained in 1870; 

died Jan. 10, 1874. 
O'Sullivan, Michael Canon (Sep. 1837-42), ordained Dec. 18, 

1847 ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1842; Canon of Birmingham. 
O'Toole, Aloysius T. (Sep. 1879 - Dec. 1880). ordained May 26, 

1888, Matric. Lond. Univ., 1882, 43rd in Honours. 
O'Toole, Patrick (Sep. 1879-82), ordained July 25, 1887. 
*Pagani, John B., D.D. (O.C.), ordained Dec. 20, 1828; 

Professor of Theology (1842-43) ; died Dec. 26, 1860. 
Pannier, Bernard (Jan. 1857-60), ordained Feb. 12, 1860. 
Pare, Henry J. (1863-66), ordained March 31, 1866. 
* Parker, Joseph (1888), ordained May 22, 1875. 
Pate, Robert (Jan. 1 866-81), ordained April 16, 1881 ; 

Public Man (Sep.-Dec. 1871), Matric. Lond. Univ., June, 1871. 
Pearson, Charles (Jan. 1853-67), ordained June 2, 1860; 

Procurator (1861-66) ; died May 17, 1868. 

Perry, John (1825-34), ordained July 5, 1834; died Sep. 2, 1860. 
Petre, Monsignor the Lord (1865-66), ordained May 30, 1874. 

Phelan, Richard (Aug. 1828 -Jan. 1848), Prefect of Discipline 

1830-42 ; ordained Dec. 23, 1843; died Nov. 18, 1851. 
Plancarte, Antonio (Aug. 1856-60) (1861-62), ordained 

in 1865. 
*Potts, Thomas (b. 1754), Vice-President (1794-1808); 

President (1808-15) ; died Dec. 5, 1819. 

Pudney, Thomas (Sep. 1881-84), ordained Jan. 18, 1885. 
Quick, John Francis, Procurator (1808-18); President and 

Professor of Theology (Dec. 1815-18) ; died Aug. 13, 1818. 
Ramsay, David Shaw (1866- ), ordained in 1867. 
Reader, Henry (O.P.) (Sep. 1868-70), ordained Sep. 22, 1878. 
Redington, Joseph (O.Cist.) (1863-65), ordained Dec. 24, 1865. 
Richardson, Richard (O.C.) (1847-48), ordained June 5. 1852. 
Richmond, Henry Canon (Aug. 1816-27), ordained March 27, 

1827 ; Procurator (1853-60) ; Canon of Birmingham; died Feb. 26, 


Richmond, Robert (Aug. 15, 1796-1806), ordained March 14, 

1807 ; Vice-President (1830-38) ; died June 20, 1844. 

Richmond, William (Aug. 1813-24), ordained June 1824; 
died Nov. 11, 1848. 


Rigby, James (1866-70), ordained Sep. n, 1870. 

Revill, Thomas (Nov. 1830-44), ordained June 5, 1841; 

Prefect of Discipline (1843-44) ; died Sep. 20, 1878. 
Riley, Ferdinand Canon (Aug. 1851-58) (1860-63), ordained 

April 4, 1863 ; Canon of Portsmouth ; Public Man (Aug. i8s6-Jan. 

1857 ; and March - Aug. 1857). 

Robinson, James (Feb. 1863-66), ordained July 15, 1866. 

Robinson, Joseph (Aug. 1860-72); ordained March 27, 1869; 
Prefect of Discipline (1870-1872.) 

Robinson, Walter Croke, M.A. (Sep. 1872-75), ordained 

May 16, 1875. 

Roskell, Philip G. (April 1870-78), ordained June 7, 1884, 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1877. 
ROSS, John Canon (Aug. 1850-57), ordained Feb. 24, 1857; 

Canon of Shrewsbury. 
Ryan, Arthur (Jan. 1866 - 70) (Sep. 1871 - Mid. 1872) 

(April 1873-76), ordained Dec. 17, 1876; President of St. Patrick's 

College, Thurles ; Public Man (Jan. -July 1869). 

Ryan, Hugh (S.J.) (Aug. 1855-62), ordained Sep. 22, 1877; 

Public Man (Aug. 1859 -Aug. 1860), Good Conduct Medal, 1862. 
Ryder, Charles (Jan. 1855-63), ordained Dec. 21, 1867; 
Prefect of Discipline (Mid. 1872 - Xmas 1872), Good Conduct 
Medal, 1863. 

Ryder, Cyril (C.SS.R.) (Jan. 1855-63), ordained Dec. 21, 1867; 

Public Man (Aug. 1862- Aug. 1863), Good Conduct Medal, 1863. 

Scanlan, Edward (Aug. 1861-69), ordained March 27, 1869; 

Prefect of Discipline (Feb. 1873- April 1876). 
Schmitz, Emilius (1880), ordained March 27, 1880. 
Schofield, Richard (1851-52), ordained June 5, 1852. 
*Schobel, Victor, D.D., Professor of Theology (Sep. 1886- ). 
Scott, Alexander (1877), ordained Sep. 24, 1881. 

Scott, Christopher Canon (Aug. 1855-56), ordained April 19, 

1862 ; Canon and Vicar-General of Northampton. 
Scott, Edward (April 1886-87), ordained Sep. 27, 1887. 
*Schwers, Hermann, D.D. (1841-42), Professor of German. 
Scratton, James, B.A. (1854), ordained at Rome; died 

April 7, 1884. 
Seager, Ignatius (1868-69), ordained Nov. 28, 1869; died 

Dec. 23, 1870. 
Searle, AJonsignor Canon (1841-47), ordained April 25, 1843; 

Canon of Westminster. 


*Signini, Fortunatus (O.C.) (Oct. 1842 -June 1843), ordained 

Oct. 28, 1841 ; Professor of Italian. 

Shortland, John Canon, M.A. (Oct. 1853-55), ordained 
Sep. 22, 1855 ; Canon of Plymouth. 

Sibthorpe, Richard Waldo, M.A. (Nov. 1841-42), ordained 
May 21, 1842 ; died April 10, 1879. 

*Sierp, B. (1874) ; a Professor. 

Silvester, Abraham (O.P.) (1863), ordained Feb. 20, 1869. 
Simmons, Gilbert (Cong. Paul.) (March 1872-74), ordained 

Simpson, Robert (1845-46), ordained in 1851; died 

March 24, 1887. 
Sing, Monsignor Thomas Canon (Aug. 1824-34), ordained 

July 5, 1834; Canon of Nottingham ; died Dec. 12, 1882. 

Skerrett, Hyacinth (Aug. 1857-61) (Jan. 1871-74), ordained 

May 3, 1874. 
Slaughter, Monsignor Edward (Aug. 1857-59), ordained 

Jan. 24, 1869. 
Smith, Bernard Canon, M.A. (1844-47), ordained April 3, 

1847 ; Canon of Northampton. 
Smith, George (Aug. 1859-68), ordained April u, 1868. 

Sole, Samuel H. (Aug. 1862-80), ordained Sep. n, 1870, 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1865. 
Souter, Joseph Henry Canon (Jan. 18, 1838 - Mid. 1841) 

(Aug. 1846-56). ordained March 27, 1852 ; President (Jan. 1885) ; 

Canon of Birmingham 

*Spencer, Hon. George (Father Ignatius) (Cong. Pass.) 
(May 1839- Dec. 1846), ordained May 26, 1832 ; died Oct. i, 1864. 

Spencer, Louis (Sep. 1876- ), ordained Dec. 20, 1884; 

Procurator (Jan. 1885.) 
Sperling, Alfred M. (April 1872-77) (Sep. 1878-82), ordained 

April 8, 1882. 
Stacpoole, Monsignor the Marquis de (Jan. 1841-42), ordained 

Stapleton, Hon. Robert (O.P.) (Sep. 1844-53), ordained 

June 18, 1859. 
Stevenson, Joseph, M.A. (S.J.) (Jan. 1870 -72) (May 1877- 

Mid.), ordained April I, 1872. 
Stoker, William (May 1866-71), ordained Aug. 24, 1871. 

Stokes, George Frederick Canon, B.A. (Jan. 1870-73), ordained 
June 7, 1873 ; Canon of Northampton. 


Stone, William M. (Aug. 1854-79) (Sep. 1883- ), ordained 
March 26, 1864; Prefect of Discipline (Jan. 1865 - Mid. 1868) 
(April 1876- April 1879) 5 Prefect of Studies (1868-70) (1883- .) 

Stonor, Monsignor the Hon. Edmund Canon, D.C.L., 
(April 1841-52) (Sep. 1854-56), ordained April 13, 1856 ; Canon of 
St. John Lateran's. 

Stothert, J. A. (Oct. 1846-47), ordained May 7, 1848. R.I.P. 
Stringfellow, John (March 1857-66), ordained March 31, 1866. 
Strongitharm, Monsignor George (Aug. 1849-51), ordained 

Strongitharm, Solomon (April 1810- 18), ordained March 9, 
1818 ; died March 3, 1827. 

*Sutherland, William, Prefect of Discipline (Jan. i88i-Dec. 83). 
Sweeny, Philip, D.D. (1866), ordained Dec. 19, 1868. 
Swift, Robert (Jan. 1841-50), ordained Sep. 21, 1850. 

Talbot, Monsignor Hon. George (June 1843-46), ordained 
June 6, 1846 ; Private Chamberlain to H.H. Pope Pius IX. ; died 
Oct. 16, 1886. 

Tandy, William Canon, D.D. (Aug. 1821 - 26), ordained 
Jan. 27, 1833"; Professor of Theology (1834-36) ; died Dec. 31. 1886; 
Canon of Birmingham. 

Tatum, George B., M.A. (Sep. 1885 -Mid. 1888), ordained 

May 26, 1888. 
Taylor, Hugh (June 1872-77), ordained Sep. 22, 1877. 

Taylor, John (Feb. 1834-42), ordained Aug. 1842; died 

Dec. 2, 1876. 
Tasker, Charles Canon (Aug. 1847 - Mid. 1858), ordained 

Dec. 20, 1856 ; Canon of Nottingham. 

Telford, Thomas, B.A. (Jan. 1839-52), ordained Aug. 15, 1852 ; 
Prefect of Discipline (1852-53); Matric. Lond. Univ., 1843; 
B.A., 1846 ; died Jan. 4, 1883. 

Tempest, Thomas Canon (Aug. 1829 -33), ordained Dec. 21, 
1833 ; Canon of Nottingham ; died Nov. 19, 1861. 

Thrower, Henry (April 1847-49), ordained June 2, 1849. 
Timothy, William (1872), ordained Feb. 24, 1872, 
Torond, Louis F. (186 -67), ordained Dec. 23, 1866. 
Trenor, James (Nov. 1854-61), ordained in 1864. 
Trenow, Frederick (O.P.) (1850), ordained Feb. 19, 1853. 

Trovell, Michael Canon (Aug. 1813-20), ordained Sep. 21, 
1820; Canon of Shrewsbury ; died March 26, 1875. 


Tunstall, Charles (Jan. 1823-26), ordained by Bishop Turner; 

died May 12, 1887. 
Tylee, Monsignor William (1866-68), ordained Oct. 25, 1868. 

Tysan, Thomas (April 1809-12), ordained Oct. 9, 1812; died 
Feb. 4, 1867. 

*Ullathorne, John, ordained Sep. 29, 1872; Prefect of Discipline 
(April - Oct. 1879.) 

Van den Steen, Count (Sep. 1876-82) (Sep 1885- ); 

ordained April 8, 1882. 

Van Zeller, Richard (Aug. 1810-25), ordained Feb. 25, 1825; 
Archdeacon of Oporto ; died Sep, 21, 1881. 

Vaughan, Edmund (C.SS.R.) (Oct. 1846 - 50), ordained 

Feb. 22, 1852. 

Vaughan, Richard (S.J. ) (Aug. 1835-36), ordained in Sep. 1854. 
*Verron, Albert (March 1864-66), Professor of Classics and Latin. 
Wade, Bernard (Sep. 1873-75), ordained July u, 1880. 
Wake, Bernard (Aug. 1862-64), ordained Aug. 8, 1875. 

Walker, Henry Martyn, M.A. (Jan. i847-57)(i86i-63)ordained 
April 5, 1851 ; Professor of Classics and Moral Philosophy (1851-57) ; 
Professor of Moral Theology (Feb. 1861-63) 5 died April 23. 1886. 

Walker, John (Jan. 1847-48), ordained Dec. 23, 1848; died 
Sep. 26, 1878. 

Wallace, Arthur J., M.A. (Sep. 1864-68), ordained Dec. 21, 


Walsh, Joseph G. (Sep. 1875-79), ordained April 20, 1879. 
Walshe, John (1864), ordained May 15, 1864. 
Ward, Bernard (Jan. 1880-82), ordained Oct. 8, 1882. 

*Ward, Richard Canon, M.A. (1863-64), Canon of Clifton; 

died Nov. 25, 1869. 
*Waterworth, James Canon (1830-33), Professor of Theology 

(1830-33) Canon of Nottingham ; died March 28, 1876. 

Watson, Edward John, M.A. (Sept. 1877-80), ordained 

Oct. 26, 1879. 
Weedall, Monsignor Henry, D.D. (b. 1788) (June 11,1804- 

June 1840) (1853-59), ordained April 6. 1814; Vice-President 

(1818-25) ; President (1825-40) (1853-59) ; died at Oscott Nov. 7, 

1859 ; Founder of the New College. 

Wenham, John Canon (1847-48), ordained July 20, 1849 ; 
Provost of Southwark. 


Wheble, John (Aug. 1834-48), ordained Dec. 18, 1847 ; died 

Nov. 3, 1854. 
Whitehouse, Edward Canon (Jan. 1832-34) (1836-46), 

ordained June 5, 1841 ; Canon of Nottingham ; died Aug. 3. 1868. 

Whitty, Stephen J., B.A. (Jan. 1841-81) (Sep. 1883- ); ordained 

Dec. 18, 1880 ; Public Man (1845-46) ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1844; 

B.A., 1846. 
Williams, Edward (Jan. 1839-44), ordained Sep. 23, 1866; 

Public Man (1843-44). 
Williams, Frederick (Sep. 1876- ), ordained Jan. 20, 1884; 

Prefect of Discipline (Jan. 1884 - April i888);Public Man (Jan -Apr. 

Williams, George (Aug. 1854-67), ordained March 26, 1864. 

Williams, James Canon, B.A. (Jan. 1856 -Mid. ), ordained 
Canon of Clifton. 

Wilson, William H. (Sep. 1872-75), ordained Oct. 3, 1875. 
Winder, Reginald (Sep. 1886-87), ordained Nov. 13, 1887. 
Winter, Edward (Jan. 1810-16), ordained Sep. 20, 1816; died 

Aug. 14, 1878. 
Wolseley, Robert Cuthbert (O.P.) (Sep. 1862-65), ordained 

Sep. 18, 1875. 

Wyse, John (May 1839-44), ordained April 27, 1851. 
Young, Charles (S.J.) (Oct. 1813-5), ordained Aug. 16, 1840. 


Coxon, Michael (O.Cist.) (Aug. 1856-58), professed Nov. i, 

Hairby, Richard (O.Cist.) (Jan. 1849), professed Jan. 6, 1853; 

died Dec. 24, 1857. 
Silvertop, George (O.S.B.) (Sep. 1867-74), professed Apr. 20, 

1887 ; Public Man (Jan -July 1874). 

Manley, George (O.S.B.) (Jan. 1870-73) (1874-79.) 

drowned whilst skating at Fort Augustus, N.B., Nov. 22, 1880 ; 
eldest son of G. Manley, Esq , of Spofforth Hall. Yorkshire. 
O'Brien, John, (O.Cist.) (March 1842-43) (Jan. 1846-47), 
Professed Feb. 2, 1863. 



Acton, Rt. Hon. Lord (Sir John Dalberg), ist Baron, son of Sir 
Ferdinand Acton, 7th Bart., b. 1834 (May 1843-48), m. Maria 
Ludmilla, d. of Count Arco Valley, of Munich, Fellow Lond. 
Univ., 1866 ; LL.D. Oxford, 1887 ; LL.D. Camb., 1888. 

Bedingfeld, Sir Henry George Paston, 7th Baronet, son of Sir 
Henry Richard Paston Bedingfeld, 6th Baronet, b. 1830 (1841-42), 
late Captain West Norfolk Militia, m. Augusta, only child of 
Edward C layering, Esq. 

Bellew, Rt. Hon. Lord (Patrick Bellew), ist Baron, son of Sir 

Edward Bellew, 6th Bart., b. 1798 (Aug. 1810-15), m. Anna Fermina 
Mendoza y Rios, died Dec. 10, 1866. 

Bellew, Sir Henry Grattan-, 3rd Baronet, son of Thomas 
Arthur Grattan- Bellew, Esq., b. 1850 (Oct. 1873 - 77), Lieut. 5th 
Dragoon Guards, m. Lady Sophia Forbes, d. of 4th Earl of Granard. 

Blount, Sir Edward Charles, K.C.B., of Imberhorne, brother 
of Walter Aston Blount, b. 1809 (Aug. 16, iSig-Mid. 1827), Consul 
at Paris, 1871 ; m. Gertrude Frances Jerningham. 

Blount, Sir Walter de Sodington, gth Baronet, son of Sir 
Edward Blount, 8th Bart., b. 1833 (May 1846-52), m. Elizabeth, d. 
of James Williams, Esq. 

Borromeo, Count (Giberto Borromeo), of Isola Bella and 
Milan (Apr. 1875-78), m. Rosanna, d. of Count Leonardi di Casalino. 

Borromeo, Count Guido (Apr. 1875-78). 

Boutourlinn, Count (Peter) (Sep. 1870-74). 

Boutourlinn, Count Joseph (Sep. 1870-75). 

Boutourlinn, Count Augustine (Sep. 1874-75). 

Braye, Rt. Hon. Lord (Alfred Wyatt Edgell), 5th Baron, son 

of Henrietta, 4th Baroness Braye, b. 1849 (1869-70), m. Cecilia, 
d. of W. Walmesley, Esq. 

Burke, Sir John, 2nd Baronet, son of Sir Thomas Burke, ist 
Bart , of Marble Hill (1802-5), Colonel in the Army, m. Elizabeth 
Mary, d. of Rt. Hon. John Calcraft, M.P. ; died Sep. 14, 1847. 

Burke, Sir Thomas, 3rd Baronet, son of Sir John Burke, 
2nd Bart., b. 1813 (Feb. 1824-30), Capt ist Royal Dragoons, M.P. 
co. Galway, 1847-65, m. Lady Mary Nugent, d. of gth Earl of 
Westmeath ; died Dec. 9, 1875. 

Burke, Sir John Charles, 4th Baronet, son of Sir Thomas 
Burke, 3rd Bart., b. 1858 (1872-74). Lieut. 2Oth Hussars ; died 
Aug. 17, 1880. 


Camoys, Rt. Hon. Lord (Francis Robert Stonor), 4th Baron, 
Lord in Waiting to the Queen, son of the Hon. Francis Stonor, and 
grandson of the 3rd Baron Camoys, b. 1856 (May 1869- 72), D.L., 
J. P., n>. Jessie, d. of R. Carew, Esq., 

Clifford-Constable, Sir Thomas Aston, 2nd Baronet, son of 
Sir Thomas Hugh Clifford, 1st Bart., b. 1806 (May 1816-22). M.P. 
Hedon, (Yorkshire). High Sheriff; m., 1st, Marianne Chichester ; 
2ndly, Rosina Brandon; died Dec. 23, 1870. 

Daly, Sir Dominic (1809-12), Secretary Lower Canada, 1827; 
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of S. Australia, 1861 ; died 
Feb. 19, 1868. 

Daly, Hon. John George, son of Sir Dominic Daly (1846-54), 
Magistrate in the Mauritius, Immigration Agent-General for British 
Guiana; m. a daughter of Sir Allan McNab ; died May 31, 1881. 

Daly, Hon. Dominic (May 1854-60), Governor of Dent 
Province, Borneo. 

Day, Hon. Sir John Charles (1837-38), son of Charles Day, 
Esq., of Worcester, one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Court of 
Queen's Bench, Matric. Lond. Univ., 1843 ; B.A., 1845. 

De la Vega, Count (Narcissus Vistahermosa) (Sep. 1850-54.) 

Delia Catena, Count (Gerard Strickland) b. 1861, eldest son 
of Capt. Walter Strickland, R.N., and of L. Bonici. heiress of 
Sir Nicholas Sceberras Bologna, Count della Catena (Jan. 1874- 
July 1875), matriculated at the University of Malta ; B.A. Trin. Coll. 
Camb. ; Honours in the Law Tripos, 1887 ; called to the Bar at the 
Inner Temple ; Member of the Council of the Government of Malta ; 
President of the Committee of Maltese Privileges ; Lieut. Cambridge 
University Riffes, 1886. 

De Lys, Marquis (Aug. 1836-43); died Dec. 3, 1884, 
Desain, Marquis Lawrence Cassar, K.H.R.E., C.M.G., Kt. of 

Malta; Kt. of St. John of Jerusalem (Oct. 1863-67) ; died Feb. 14, 

De Spangen, Count Louis (1879-80). 

De Torre Almiranta, Vizconde (Charles Jimenes) (1863-65.) 

De Trafford, Sir Humphrey, 2nd Baronet, son of Sir Thomas 
De Trafford. ist Bart., b. 1808 (1822-23), J.P., D.L., and High 
Sheriff for Lancashire, Lieut. Royal Dragoons ; m. Lady Annette 
Talbot ; died May 4, 1886. 

Dormer, Rt. Hon. Lord (John B. J.), i2th Baron, son of nth 
Baron, b 1830 (Aug. 1841-48), Capt. 74th Regiment ; m., 1st, 
Louisa Frances Tennyson ; 2ndly, Leonie Fortamps ; 3rdly, 
Constance d. of J. Bald, Esq. 


(From a Photograph by W. Lawrence, Dublin). 

NO. 25. 

Members of Parliament. 


Dormer, Hon. James Charlemagne, son of nth Baron, b. 1834 

(Jan. 1841-51), Brevet-Col. A.A. and Q.M.G., S. District. D.A.A.G. 

1879, Malta, 1879, D.A.Q.M.G. Cyprus, 1878; A.Q.M.G., S. E. 

District 1874-78, D.A.Q.M.G. at Horse Guards, 1869-74, Col. 131!) 

Regiment ; Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's Forces in Egypt. 

m. Ella Frances d. of Sir Archibald Alison. 
Dormer, Hon. Hubert, son of nth Baron, b. 1837 (March 

1848-55), m. Mary, daughter of Kenelm Digby, Esq. 
Dormer, Hon. Henry, son of nth Baron, b. 1844 (1854-56) 

(1861-2), Lieut. 6oth Rifles ; died Oct. 2 1866. 
Douglas, Rev. Lord Archibald Douglas, son of 7th Marquis 

of Queensberry, b. 1850 (1865-6). 
Ennis, Sir John, and Baronet, son of Sir John Ennis,'ist Bart, 

b. 1842 (1858-60); J.P., D.L., High Sheriff, 1866, M.P. for Athlone 

1868-74. 1880-84; died May 28, 1884. 
Esmonde, Sir Thomas Grattan, nth Baronet, son of Sir John 

Esmonde, loth Bart., b. 1862 (Sep. 1874-79) > M - p - for South 


Feilding, Rudolph Viscount, son of 8th Earl of Denbigh, b. 
1859 (Sep. 1871-75), Lieut. R.A. ; joined the Egyptian Campaign 
of 1882, and was present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir ; m. Cecilia, 
d. of Lord Clifford. 

Feilding, Hon. Everard, son of 8th Earl of Denbigh, b. 1867 

(Sep. 1877-79) 'ate Lieut. R.N. 
Ffrench, Hon. Michael, son of 2nd Baron French, b. 1815 

(1829-31) ; died May 5, 1834. 

FitzGerald, Sir James Dalton, Qth Baronet, son of Sir James 
Fitz-Gerald, b. 1831 (1848-49), m. Blanche Mary, d. of Hon. Philip 
Stourton ; died Jan. 15, 1867. 

Fraser, Simon, vide Lovat.. 

Fraser, Hon. Alister, J.P., D.L., son of i4th Lord Lovat, 
b. 1831 (May 1842-47), Lieut.-Col. late Scots Guards, served with his 
regiment in the Crimean War, 1854-55, and was present at the 
battles of the Alma, Balaclava, and Inkerman, and took part in the 
siege of Sebastopol (Medal with foui clasps ; the Sardinian and 
Turkish Medals ; 5th class of the Medjidie) ; m. Georgina Mary 
Heneage ; . died Sep. 20, 1885. 

Fraser, Hon. George, son of i4th Lord Lovat, b. 1834, 
died May 4, 1854. 

Gabrielli, Count Randolo (Jan. 1857-1861). 

Gainsborough, Rt. Hon. the Earl of (Charles William Francis 
Noel), 3rd Earl, son of 2nd Earl of Gainsborough, b. 1850 (March 
1866-68), D.L., late Lieut. loth Hussars; m., ist, Augusta Mary] 
Berkeley; 2ndly, Mary d. of James Arthur Dease, Esq., of 


Gerard, Rt. Hon. Lord, (Sir Robert Tolver), ist Baron, son 
of Sir John Gerard, I2th Bart., b. 1808 (Aug. 1822-26), Captain 
late 6th Dragoons ; Colonel Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry. 
1855 ; A.D.C. to the Queen ; m. Harriet Clifton ; died March 15, 

Gerard, Right Hon. Lord (William Cansfield,) 2nd Baron, son 
of ist baron, k b. 1851 (1862-68), late Lieut. 2nd Life Guards, 
m. Mary, d. of H. B. Milner, Esq. 

Goethals, Count Dorsan (1884-86). 

Goold, Sir Henry, 3rd Baronet, son of Sir George Gool0, 2nd 
Bart., b. 1803 (1821-22). 

Gormanston, Rt. Hon. Viscount (Jenico William J. Preston), 
I4th Visct., K.C.M.G. (Sep. - Dec. 1848), son of I3th Visct, b. 1837 ; 
m. ist, Hondsmay Belle w ; secondly, Georgina, d. of F. Connellan, 
Esq. ; Governor of the Leeward Islands, 1885 ; served through the 
Indian Mutiny as Lieut. 6oth Rifles ; formerly Chamberlain to 
Lord Lieut, of Ireland (Duke of Abercorn) ; Governor and Com- 
mander-in-Chief of British Guiana. 1887. 

Guell y Bourbon y Rente, Ferdinand, son of Don Jose 

Guell y Rente, and nephew of the King of Spain (Feb. 1864-68). 
Guell y Rente, Enrique, Marques del Pajaro (1880). 
Howard, Henry, vide Norfolk. 

Howley, Sir John, Kt., Q.C. (1803-7), son of John 
Howley, Esq., of Rich Hill. co. Limerick, b. 1789 ; called to 
the Irish Bar, 1815 ; Q.C. . 1835 ; Bencher of King's Inns, Dublin ; 
Queen's First Serjeant in Ireland : Chairman of Quarter Sessions, 
co. Tipperary, and one of Her Majesty's Judges of Assize ; 
Knighted in 1865 ; m. Sarah, d. of Stephen Roche, Esq.. of Lota 
Park, co. Cork ; died Feb. I3th, 1866. 

Jerningham, Henry, -vide Stafford. 

Jerningham, Hon. Edward, 2nd son of Sir George William 
Jerningham, afterwards 8th Baron Stafford, b. 1804 (Sep. i8i4-Mid. 
1822) ; m. Marianne Smythe, niece of Mrs. Fitzherbert ; died July 
22, 1849. 

Jerningham, Hon. Sir George Sulyarde, C.B., K.C.H., 3rd 

son of 8th Baron Stafford, b. 1806 (Sep. 1815-21) ; Attache at St. 
Petersburg, Turin, Lisbon, Madras ; Sec. of Embassy at Constanti- 
nople and Rio Janeiro ; Minister Plenipotentiary at Stockholm ; died 
Nov. 18, 1874. 

Jerningham, Hon. Charles William, 4th son of the 8th Baron 
Stafford, b. 1807 (Aug. 1816-24), late 6th Dragoon Guards, died 
April 4, 1884. 


Jerningham, Hon. William George, 5th son of the 8th Baron 
Stafford, b. 1812 (Aug. 1822-30), Attache at Munich and Berlin, 
1834; at Vienna. 1836 ; at the Hague, 1839.50 ; at Rio de Janeiro, 
1850-57 ; Minister and Consul-General for Peru ; m. Eglantina 
Elmore ; died July 16, 1874. 

Jerningham, Hon. Francis, 6th son of 8th Baron Stafford, 
b. 1814 (Aug. 1822-28), died Oct. 10, 1874. 

Jerningham, Augustus, vide Stafford. 

Jerningham, Hon. Fitzosbert, br. of Augustus, Baron Stafford, 

(Aug. 18. 1843- Mid. 1848). 
Jimenes, Charles, vide De Torre Almiranta. 

Knight, Sir Arnold, Kt, M.D., b. 1789 (1805-8), son of 

Alexander Knight, Esq., m. Harriet, d. of T. Milnes-Smith, Esq. ; 

died Jan. 12, 1871. 
Langdale, Hon, Charles (Stourton), son of the i6th Baron 

Stourton, b. 1787 (1799-1804), M.P. for Knaresborough and Beverley; 

m., ist r Charlotte Mary, d. of 6th Lord Clifford of Chudleigh ; 

2ndly, Mary Constable-Maxwell ; died Dec. I, 1868. 

Louth, Rt. Hon. Lord (Randal Pilgrim Ralph Plunkett), 
I4th Baron, son of the I3th Baron, b. 1868 (1879). 

Lovat, Rt. Hon. Lord (Simon Fraser), i5th Baron, b. 1828 

(1842-6), Lord-Lieut, co. Inverness ; Hon. Col., 1879 ; Col. Commdt. 

Highland L.I.. 1855-79, m. Alice Mary Weld-Blundell ; died Sep. 6, 

Mostyn, Sir Edward, 7th Baronet, son of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 6th 

Bart. b. 1785 (Sep. 1800-2); m., 1st. Frances Blundell ; 2ndly, 

Constantia Slaughter ; died July 18, 1841. 

Mostyn, Sir Pyers, 8th Baronet, son of Sir Edward Mostyn, 
7th Bart., b. 1811 (Aug. 1821-24), D.L., Sheriff of Flintshire. 1843 '> 
m. Hon. Frances Georgina, d. of I4th Lord Lovat ; died May 14, 

Mostyn, Sir Pyers, 9th Baronet, son of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 8th 
Bart., b. 1846 (May 1857-59) ; m. Anna Maria, d. of T. A. Perry, 

Mostyn, Hon. George, vide Vaux. 

Mostyn, Hon. George, son of the 6th Baron Vaux, b. 1830 

(Sep. 1842-50), Major 3rd Surrey Militia; Sheriff of Westmeath, 

1871 ; m. Mary Monk, d. of Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol ; died 

May 31. 1879. 

Mostyn, Hubert, vide Vaux. 
Mostyn, Hon. Montague, son of the 6th Baron Vaux, b. 1838 

(Aug. 1851-53) ; late 2nd Life Guards ; m. Frances Mary Kearney. 


Mostyn, Hon. Ranulph, son of Hon. George Mostyn, and 
grandson of 6th Lord Vaux. b. 1861 (Sep. 1873-77). Matric. Lond. 
Univ. 1877 ; Lieut. R.A. 

Mostyn, Hon. Harold, br. of<above, and grandson of 6th Lord 
Vaux, b. 1865 (Jan. 1877-82). 

Nelson, Hon. Thomas Horatio, son of the 3rd Earl Nelson, 
b. 1857 (1880-82). 

Noel, Hon. Charles, vide Gainsborough. 

Noel, Hon. Edward, son of 2nd Earl of Gainsborough, b. 1852 
(Sep. 1866-70) ; Captain Rifle Brigade ; m. Ruth Lucas, d. of 
W. H. Lucas, Esq., of Treniffle, Cornwall. 

Norfolk, His Grace the Duke of (Henry Howard,) i3th 
Duke, K.G., son of the I2th Duke, b. 1791 (1800-5), m - Charlotte 
Sophia, d. of ist Duke of Sutherland ; died Feb. 18, 1856. 

Nugent, William, vide Westmeath. 

Nugent, Hon. Charles, son of 9th Earl of Westmeath, b. 1836 

(Jan. 1847-52), m. Gertrude O'Conor. 

Nugent, Hon. Richard, son of 9th Earl of Westmeath, b. 1842 

(Aug. 1855-61), m. Teresa Henrietta Gradwell. 
Nugent, Sir Hugh, 4th Baronet, son of Sir John Nugent, 3rd 

Bart., b. 1845 (Sep. 1858-63), died Oct. 23, 1863. 

Nugent, Sir Charles, 5th Baronet, son of Sir John Nugent, 
3rd Bart., b. 1847 (Sep. 1858-63) ; Count of the Holy Roman Empire, 
late Lieut. Leicester Yeomanry Cavalry, ex-Lieut. I7th Lancers; 
m. Emily, d. of T. Walker, Esq. 

Nugent, Sir Walter, of Donore, 2nd Baronet, son of Sir Percy 
Nugent, 1st Bart., b. 1827 (Feb. 18, 1840 - Mid. 1841), J.P., 
Capt. late 33rd Foot, served throughout the Crimean War, Major 
Westmeath Militia ; m. Maria More, d. of Rt. Hon. Richard More 

O'Loghlen, Sir Bryan, 3rd Baronet, son of Rt. Hon. Sir Michael 
O'Loghlen, 1st Bart., b. 1828 (Jan 1841-43), Attorney General, 
Victoria, 1878-80 ; m. Ella Seward. 

Petre, Rt. Hon. Lord (William H. Francis), nth Baron, son 
of loth Baron Petre, b. 1793 (June 1804-7) 5 m -; Ist > Frances 
Bedingfeld ; 2ndly, Emma Agnes Howard ; died July 3. 1850. 

Petre, Hon. Charles Berney, son of roth Baron Petre, b. 1794 
(May 1805-8), m. Eliza Howard ; died June 18, 1854. 

Petre, Hon. Robert Edward, son of 9th Baron Petre, b. 1795 
(Aug. 1810-13), M.P. for Ilchester ; m. Laura, d. of Lord Stafford ; 
died May 8, 1848. 

Petre, Hon. Robert Thomas, son of roth Baron, b. 1802 
(Jan. 1817-19) ; died Feb. 13, 1864. 


Petre, Rt. Hon. Lord (William Bernard,) i2th Baron, son 
of nth Baron Petre, b. 1817 (1830-31), Grand Cross of the Order 
of Pius IX. ; m. Mary Theresa Clifford ; died July 4, 1884. 

Petre, Hon. Henry, son of nth Baron, b. 1820 (i83o-Dec. 31), 
m. Mary Anne Eleanor Walmesley. 

Petre, Hon. Arthur, son of nth Baron, J. P., b. 1827 (Feb. 
1841-45) m. Lady Catherine Howard, d. of 4th Earl of Wicklow ; 
died Nov. 4, 1882. 

Petre, Hon. Edmund, son of nth Baron, b. 1829 (Sep. 
1842-46), m. Mary Anne, d. of Loraine M. Kerr, Esq. 

Petre, Hon. Albert, son of nth Baron, b. 1832 (Aug. 1845-48), 
m. Elsie Clarke. 

Petre, Rt. Rev. the Lord (William Joseph,) i3th Baron, son 
of I2th Baron, b. 1847 (1875-76). 

Petre, Hon. Bernard, son of i2th Baron, b. 1858 (May 

Plunkett, Hon. Edmund, son of gth Earl of Fingall, b. 1828 
(1845-47); died Feb. 21, 1871. 

Plunkett, Hon. Sir Francis, K.C.M.G., son of 9th Earl of 
Fingall. b. 1835 (Sep. 1850-53), Second Secretary to Embassy, 
St. Petersburg. 1877 ; Secretary of Legation at Washington, 1876 ; 
at Yeddo, 1873; Second Secretary at St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, 
Vienna, Berlin, and Florence, 1862-73 ; m. May Tevis d. of Charles 
Wain Morgan. 

Plunkett, Hon. Randal, vide Louth. 

Power, Sir John Talbot, 3rd Baronet, son of Sir James Power, 
2nd Bart., b, 1845 (April 1855-59) ; served as a Papal Zouave; 
M.P. for Wexford. 1868-74; m. Emma, d. of Capt. Henry Segrave. 

Preston, Hon. Jenico, vide Gormanston. 

Pycke, Baron Paul (1881-82). 

Redington, Sir Thomas, K.C.B., b. 1815 (June 1826-31), 

M.P. for Dundalk, 1837-46 ; Under Secretary for Ireland, 1846-52; 
Secretary to the Board of Control, 1852-56 ; m. Anna Eliza, d. of 
John Hyacinth Talbot, Esq.; died Oct. II. 1862. 

Sforza-Cesarini, Mario, dei Conti Santa fuora (1887- ). 

Southwell, Rt. Hon. Viscount (Thomas,) K.P., 4th Viscount, 
nephew of the 3rd Viscount, b. 1836 (Feb. 1852-55), Lord- 
Lieutenant co. Leitrim ; m. Charlotte, d. of Sir Pyers Mostyn, Bart. ; 
died April 26. 1878. 

Southwell, Hon. Charles, nephew of 3rd Viscount Southwell, 
b. 1839 (1852-54), died Aug. 8, 1875. 


*Speffcer, Hon. and Rev. George (Father Ignatius), son of the 
2nd Earl Spencer, b. 1799, ordained May 26, 1832 (May i839-Dec. 
1846) ; entered the Congregation of Passionists, Dec., 1846 ; died 
Oct. I, 1864. 

Stacpoole, Rt. Rev. Monsignor George (Due de Stacpoole), 

Stacpoole, Richard (Due de Stacpoole) (1838-42); died 

May 2, 1878. 
Stafford, Rt. Hon. Lord (Henry Valentine Stafford Jerning- 

ham), gth Baron, son of George William 8th Baron Stafford, b. 

1802 (1814-21), m., 1st, Julia Howard, niece of the I2th Duke of 

Norfolk ; 2ndly. Emma Eliza, d. of Frederick Gerard Esq. ; died 

Nov. 30, 1884. 

Stafford, Rt. Hon. Lord (Augustus Jerningham) loth Baron, 
son of the Hon. Edward Jerningham, and nephew of Henry Valentine, 
gth Baron Stafford, b. 1830 (Sep. 14, i842-Mid. 1848). 

Stapleton, Hon. Bryan, half-brother of Henry, Qth Baron 
Beaumont, b. 1831 (1842-46), Capt. late 4th West York Militia; 
m. Mary Helen Dolman. 

Stapleton, Hon. Herman, half-brother of gth Baron Beaumont, 

b. 1834 (1842-49). 
Stapleton, Hon. and Rev. Paul (O.P)., half-brother of gth Baron 

Beaumont, b. 1835 (1844-53). 

St. George, Sir John, 5th Baronet, son of Sir Theophilus 
John St. George, 3rd. Bart., b. 1851 (1866-68), Lieut. 7ist Regiment. 

Stonor, Hon. Thomas Edward, son of 3rd Baron Camoys, 

b 1824 (1837-43), m. Catharine Colthurst ; died May 28, 1865, 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1842. Founder of the Oscotian Society. 
Stonor, Hon. Francis, J.P., D.L., son of 3rd Baron Camoys, 

b. 1829 (1841-46), m. Eli/a, d. of Rt. Hon Sir Robert Peel, Bart.; 

died Jan. 10, 1881. 
Stonor, Hon. and Right Rev. Monsignor, D.C.L., son of 3rd 

Baron Camoys. b. 1831 (1841-53) .(1854-56), Canon of St. John 

Lateran ; Protonotary Apostolic and Domestic Prelate to His 


Stonor, Francis Robert, vide Camoys. 
Stonor, Hon. Henry Julian, son of Hon. Francis Stonor, and 

grandson of 3rd Baron Camoys, b. 1859 (1870-71) 
Stourton, Hon. Edward, vide Vavasour. 
Stourton, Hon. Charles, vide Langdale. 
Stourton, Hon. Philip, son of i6th Baron Stourton, b. 1793 

(1803-5), m> Catherine Howard ; died Aug. 3, 1860. 


Stourton, Hon. John, son of xyth Baron Stourton, b. 1816 

(1834) ; died May 24, 1847. 
Strickland, Gerard, vide Delia Catena. 

Tichborne, Sir Alfred, nth Baronet, son of Sir James Francis 

Tichborne. loth Bart., b. 1839 (1857), m. Hon. Theresa Mary, d. of 

Lord Arundell of Wardour ; died Feb. 22, 1866. 
Tichborne, Sir Henry, i2th Baronet, son of Sir Alfred 

Tichborne, nth Bart., b. 1866 (1877-80), m. Mary d. of Ed. Petre, 

Esq., of Whitley Abbey. 
Throckmorton, Sir Robert, 8th Baronet, son of William 

Throckmorton, Esq., b. 1800 (1809-15), in. Elizabeth, d. of 

Sir John Acton, Bart.; died June 28, 1862. 
Turville, Sir Francis Fortescue, K.C.M.G., son of George 

Fortescue Turville, Esq., b. 1831 (1840-50) ; Priv. Sec. to Lord 

Lisgar ; m. Adelaide, Baroness Lisgar. 

Van den Steen de Jehay, Rev. Count (Gaston) (1876-82) 

(1885-88) ; ordained Priest April 8, 1882. 

Vaux of Harrowden, Rt. Hon. Lord (George Mostyn), 

6th Baron, son of Charles Browne Mostyn, Esq., b. 1804(1818-1822) ; 
summoned to Parliament by writ, March 13, 1838 ; m. Caroline, eldest 
d. of Arthur Vansittart, Esq.; died Jan. 28, 1883. 

Vaux of Harrowden, Rt. Hon. Lord (Hubert Mostyn) 

7th Baron, son of Hon. George Mostyn, and grandson of 6th Baron 
Vaux (1873-77), m ' Eleanor Margaret, d. of Sir Alexander 
Matheson, Bart. 

Vavasour, Hon. Sir Edward Marmaduke, ist Baronet, son of 
Charles Philip, i6th Baron Stourton, b. 1786 (1799-1804) m. Marcia 
Lane- Fox ; died March 15, 1847. 

Vavasour, Sir Edward, 2nd Baronet, son of Hon. Sir Edward 
Marmaduke Vavasour, 1st Bart., b. 1815 (1826-27); died Aug. 23, 

Vavasour, Sir William, 3rd Baronet, nephew of 2nd Baronet, 
b. 1846 (1859-62), m. Mary Theresa Weld. 

Vistahermosa, Narcissus, vide De la Vega. 

Westmeath, Rt. Hon. the Earl of (William Nugent), loth 
Earl, son of Anthony Francis, gth Earl, b. 1832 (1841-50) ; Captain 
late gth Regiment ; m. Emily Margaret Blake ; died May 31, 1883. 

Wolseley, Sir Charles Michael, gth Baronet, son of Sir Charles 
Wolseley, 8th Bart., b. 1846 (1859-60) ; m. Anita Teresia, d. of the 
Marchese Murphy. 

Wyatt-Edgell, Alfred, vide Braye. 

Yturbide, Prince Agostino, grandson of the Emperor of 
Mexico, granted the title of Prince by the Emperor Maximilian. 

Zulueta, Count Ernest de (1867-70). 




Abadia, Frederick (Sep. 4, 1824 -Mid. 1825). 

Acton, Edward (1827-34) a relative of the late Cardinal Acton, 
entered the Army ; died in Dublin. R.I. P. 

Acton, William (1811-21) of Wolverton, J.P., son of William 
Acton of Wolverton, b. 1803, m. Mary, widow of William Trafford, 
Esq. ; died May 30, 1871. 

Acton, William Walter, eldest son of William Robert Acton, of 
Wolverton (1874-80), b. 1862, Good Conduct Medal, 1880. 

Acton, Robert Matthew, 2nd son of William Robert Acton, of 
Wolverton (1876-81), b. 1864. 

Acton, Charles Joseph, 4th son of William Robert Acton, of 
Wolverton (1883- ), b. 1872. 

Acton, Roger David, 5th son of William Robert Acton, of 

Wolverton (1883- ), b. 1874. 
Adams, William (1859-63), a Divinity Student. 
Afchain, Jules (March 12, 1841 -March 1842). 
Afchain, Louis, br. of above (March 6, 1842 -March 1843). 
Ainslie, Augustine (Aug. i, 1846 -Mid. 1848). 
Ajuria, Raymond (Sep. 28, 1842 -Jan. 1843). 
Ales, William (Jan. 1885 -April 1885). 

Alkins, John (Sep. 15, 1884- Sep. 1887), Matric. Lond. Univ., 
June, 1887. 

Alleaume, Paul (Feb. 13, 1873 -Mid. 1876). 

Allies, Edward (Oct. 26, 1850 -March 1852). 

Allsop, Peter (Jan. 25, 1842 -Mid. 1848). 

Almeida, Adolphe Torquin (Sep. 23, 1870 -Oct. 1871). 

Almeida, Antonio (Nov. 6, 1867 -Xmas. 1868). 

Almeida, Salvador, br. of above (Nov. 6, i867-Xmas. 1868). 

Alpin, William (July 2, 1873 -Xmas. 1876). 

Alvez, Joseph Louis (Sept. 10, 1811 -Sep. 1816). 

Ambard, Paul (Jan. 12, 1850 -April 1852). 

Ambard, Felix, br. of above (Jan. 12, 1850 -April 1852). 

Anderton, William Michael Ince, of Euxton, J.P., D.L. 

(1840-43), son of William Ince Anderton, Esq., of Euxton, b. 

1825, I7th Lancers, Major Lancashire Hussars; m., ist, Lady 

Emma Frances Plunkett, d. of 9th Earl of Fingall ; 2ndly, Casilda 

Hunloke ; died Jan. 24, 1884. 


Andre, Frederick (Aug. 14, i85o-Xmas 1852). 

Andre, Eugene, br. of above (May 16, 1856 -Oct. 1858). 

Andrew, John (April i, 1848 -April, 1849). 

Andrew, James, br. of above (April i, 1848 -April 1849). 

Ankrett, Thomas (Aug. 13, 1832 -Mid. 1833); died May 3, 


Araoz, Manuel (March 23, 1827 -Mid. 1830). 
Araujo, Francis (April 12, 1871 -Xmas. 1871). 
Araujo, William (Dec 21, 1886 -Xmas. 1887). 
Araujo, Adelino, br. of above (Dec. 21, 1886 -Xmas. 1887). 

Arbuthnott, Donald, son of Hon. David Arbuthnott, E.I.C.S., 
and grandson of 8th Viscount Arbuthnott (Sep. n, 1872 - Feb. 1874) 

Archbold, Robert of Davidstown (1859-62), J.P. co. Kildare, 
and High Sheriff; died Dec. 9, 1876. 

Archer, Richard (July 22, 1815 -June 1818). 

Ardizone, Francis (Oct. 3, 1857 -Oct. 1860). R.I.P. 

Ardizone, Joseph, br. of above (Oct. 3, 1857 -Oct. 1860). 

Armendais, Jose (Sep. 14, 1885 -Mid. 1886). 

Armendais, Joachim, br. of above (Sep. 14, 1885 - Mid. 1886). 

Arnold, Michael (Sep. 10, 1842 -Mid. 1844). 

Arnoux, Ferdinand (Feb. 25, 1854 -Mid. 1858). 

Arnoux, Albert, br. of above (Oct. 2, 1865 -Mid. 1869); died 
Dec. 27, 1885. 

Arrowsmith, Charles (Sep. 12, 1819 -Xmas. 1822); died in 

Ashe, Trevor Lloyd (May 5, 1821 -Mid. 1821). 

Ashlin, George, of the firm of Pugin and Ashlin (Aug. 14, 
1851 -Xmas. 1855). 

Ashlin, John, br. of the above (Nov. 3, 1849 -Mid. 1853). 
Ashworth, James (Aug. i, 1846 -Oct. 1846). 

Atlee, George Falconer, son of Falconer Atlee, C.M.G. of the 

Paris Embassy (Jan. 22, 1884 -Xmas. 1886). 
Aurquia, John Baptist (Oct. 10, i88i-Xmas. 1882). 

Austin, Alfred, B.A. Lond. Univ., 1853 (Oct. 26, 1852- 
Oct. 1853). 

Austin, Walter, br. of above (Aug. 20, 1856 -Mid. 1858). 
Austin, Henry, nephew of above (Jan. 13, 1877 -Feb. 1883). 
Austin, Charles, br. of above (May 31, 1881 -March 1885). 


Aveleira, Leonidas (Aug. i86i-Mid. 1863). 
Avila, Carlos (Sep. 9, 1873 -Mid. 1877). 
Aylmer, Edmund (Jan. 14, 1849 -Mid. 1853). 
Aznar, Edward (Sep. 9, i873-Xmas. 1874). 
Baeza, Narcissus (Sept. 8, 1814- Mid. 1816). 
Bagnall, Charles (Jan. 16, 1837 -Mid. 1839). 

Bagshawe, William Henry Gunning Bagshawe, B.A, Q.C. 
(1838-1843), one of II. M. County Court Judges ; formerly 
Examiner Lond. Univ. in Equity ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1841 ; 
B.A., 1843. 

Bagshawe, Frederick G. (Sept. 20, 1857 - Mid. 1860), 
Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple ; m. Emily, d. of T. Bolton, 
Esq., of Wolverhampton. 

[These two, with Canon John Bagshawe, were sons of Henry 
R. Bagshawe, Q.C.] 

Baillon, William (Sep. 2, 1865 -Xmas. 1868). 

Baker, Chicheley (May 2, 1867 -Mid. 1868), son of Henry 
Sherston Baker, and br. of Sir G. E. Sherston Baker, Bart. 

Baldwin, John (Sep. 18, 1800 -March 1804). R.I.P. 

Baldwin, Henry (Oct. 16, i8n-June 1819); died May 24, 


Ball, John (March 25, 1831- Mid. 1834). 
Ball, Thomas (Oct. 18, 1831 -Mid. 1838). 
Ball, Nicholas (Aug. 14, 1833 -Sep. 1841). 
Ball, Alexander (Aug. 24. 1837 -Mid. 1843). 

[ The above four, and their brother, the Rev. Anthony Ball, were the 
sons of the Rt. Hon. Justice Ball.] 

Balmaseda, Jose (July 22, 1838 -Mid. 1842). 
Balmaseda, Manuel, br. of above (July 22, 1838 -Mid. 1842). 
Balmaseda, Raimondo, br. of above (July 22, i838-Mid. 1842). 
Banister, John (Aug. 17, 1838 -Feb. 1840). 

Banon, Arthur Thomas (Oct. 28,1859 -Mid. 1866), served in 

Afghan campaign of 1878 ; Capt. late Bengal Staff Corps. 
Barboza, J. A. (April 19, 1809 -Xmas. 1810). 
Barnett, William (Aug. 7, 1834 -Xmas. 1837). 

Barrett, John, of Milton, son of John Richard Barrett, Esq., 
of Milton (Aug. 14, 1834 - Mid. 1838) ; m. Ellen d. of John Uox, 
Esq., of Abingdon. 


Barren, Eustace, K.S.G. (Jan. 14, 1840 -Feb. 1842), Kt. Legion 
of Honour, and several Foreign Orders ; English Consul at Sn. Bias ; 
died Sep. to, 1867. 

Barren, William, K.S.G., br. of above (Jan. 14, 1840 - 
Mid. 1842), Commander of Charles the Third of Spain ; late Captain 
Sand Regt. ; served with his regiment in the Crimean War, present 
at the Fall of Sebastopol (English and Turkish Medals) : Exon 
Yeomen Guard. 

Barrozo, Joachim (Sep. 28, 1844 -Oct. 1849). 
Barry, Alexander (Sep. 7, 1862 - Xmas. 1865), 

Barry, Charles Standish (Aug. 27, 1862 -Xmas. 1864), son of 
Henry Standish Barry, Esq., of Lemlara, m. Hon. Margaret Mary 
Southwell, sister of 4th Viscount Southwell. 

Barry, James (March 5, 1856 -Mid. 1858). 
Bartlam, Edward (Sep. 24, 1813 -Sep. 1818). 
Basagoitia, Narcissus (Sep. 13, 1879 -Mid. 1880). 

Bateman, Francis (May 2, 1846 - Xmas. 1846) (in Divinity). 

Bateman, Ferrers (Jan. 30, 1856 -March 1857). R.I.P. 

Batiz, Manuel (Aug. 6, 1838 -Mid. 1839). 

Baxter, John (Jan. 17, 1816- April 1817). 

Bayliss, William (Sep. 15, 1884); Matric. Lond. Univ., 1887. 

Beaumont, John (Sep. 26, 1837 -April 1844) (Feb. 1847- 

Mid. 1847) ; son of John Beaumont, Esq., of Barrow-on-Trent. 

Beaumont, Robert, br. of above (Sep. 26, 1837 -Nov. 1843). 
Beaumont, Edward, br. of above (1840 -Oct. 1841). 

Bedingfeld, Felix William, C.M.G., fourth son of Sir Richard 
Bedingfald, Bart, b. 1808 (Jan. 1822-27), Barrister-at-Law ; Crown 
Commissioner of the Turks Islands, 1842 ; Master of Supreme 
Court at Trinidad, 1849-54 ; Colonial Secretary at Mauritius, 
1860-68 ; m. Mary, d. of Colonel Chads. 

Bedingfeld, George (March 31, 1817 -Mid. 1819). 

Bedward, John (Nov. 15, 1838 -Mid. 1840). 

Beech, John (Sep. 14, 1852- Mid. 1853); died Dec. i, 1880. 

Beech, William (Jan. 22, 1833 -April 1834). 

Bell, Joseph (Jan. 13, 1853 -Xmas. 1855). 

Bennett, Francis, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff of King's co. 
(Aug. 16, 1838 -Mid. 1839) (Sep. 1841 -Mid. 1844), son of 
Valentine Bennett. Esq., of Thomastown. 


Bennett, George, br. of above, late Lieut.-Col. 2oth foot 
(Aug. 16, 1838 - Mid. 1839) (Sep. 1841 - Mid. 1844) ; distinguished 
himself in the Indian and Crimean campaigns, being present at the 
battles and sieges of the Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman, Lucknow, 
Chanda, Ameerapore, Sultanpore, and Musjeedia ; died Nov. 7, 

Bennett, Valentine, br. of above (Aug. 16, 1839) (Sept. 1841 - 
Mid. 1844), Lieut. 33rd Regiment ; killed in the Crimea, June 18, 

Beramendi, Charles (Nov. 6, i8n-Mid. 1814). 

Berington, Rowland, son of Thomas Berington, Esq , of 
Winsley (May 30, 1797 -Aug. 1800) ; died Aug. 5, 1806. 

Berkeley, Robert, J.P., D.L., son of Robert Berkeley, Esq., of 

Spetchley, b. 1794 (1804-06), m. Henrietta Benfield, died Sep. 26, 

Berkeley, Robert, J.P., D.L., son of above, b. 1823 (April, 

1836-42), m. Lady Catherine Browne, d, of 3rd Earl of Kenmare. 
Berkeley, John, br. of above, b. 1827 (1838-43) ; died Jan. 2, 

1847, at Stonyhurst College. 
Berkeley, Frederick, br. to Robert and John, b. 1835 

(1853-54) ; died June 8, 1866. 
Berkeley, Robert Valentine, son of Robert Berkeley, Esq., 

b. 1853 (Aug. 1864 - Xmas. 1864); Matric. Lond. Univ., 1874. 

Captain Worcester Militia. 

Berkeley, Hubert, br. of last mentioned, b. 1864 (Jan. 29, 
1 884 -Mid, 1884). 

Betancourt, Augustine (June 30, 1811 -Mid. 1814). 
Bethell, Henry (Jan. 17, 1851 -Xmas. 1852). 

Bethell, Charles (Sep. 10, 1860 -Xmas. 1861), m. Charlotte, 

d. of C. J. Manning, Esq., of Prince's Gardens. 
Bethell, Hugh (Sep. 13, 1865 - Xmas 1866); m. Florence 

Dora O'Callyhan. 
Bethell, Robert (Jan. 1870 -Mid. 1870). 

[ The four last mentioned, with their brother, Canon Bethell. were 
sons of John Bethell, Esq., brother of Lord Westbury.] 

Bingham, William (Nov. 13, 1843 -March 1846). 

Bingham, Alexander Baring (Aug. 20, 1848 -March 1855), 
late Capt. nth Hussars ; died Dec. 14, 1865. 

Bishop, Clement (Aug. 1857 -Mid. 1859) (May, 1866 -Xmas. 
1867) (Nov. 1868 - Xmas. 1870). 

Bishop, Gerald (Sep. 20, 1873 -May 1874). 


Bishop, Bernard, br. of above (Sep. 14, 1875 -Xmas. 1877). 

Bishop, Henry (Sep. 5, i86i-Mid. 1862). 

Bill, John (Aug. 14, 1838 -Xmas. 1840). 

Bill, Robert (Aug. 14, 1838 -Mid. 1840). 

Bill, Thomas (Aug. 12, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 

Bill, James (Aug. 12, 1841 -Mid. 1843). 

Bill, Richard (Aug. 14, 1843 -Mid, 1845). 

Bill, William (Jan. 13, 1849 -Xmas. 1850); died March n, 


Bill, Joseph (Jan. 24, 1851 -Xmas. 1852). 
Bill, Samuel (Aug. 13. 1856 -Mid. 1858). 

[ These eight were sons of John Bill, Esq., of Trent Vale.] 
Bilton, Joseph (Aug. 8, 1839 - Aug. 1843). 
Birch, Louis (Sep. 17, 1883- ). 
Black, James (Aug. 31, 1806 -Mid. 1808). 

Blackney, William, son of Colonel Blackney (Aug. 9, 1836 - 

Sep. 1837). 

Blackwell, Robert (Aug. 19, 1805 -Xmas. 1806). 
Blair, Thomas (Jan. 12, 1852 -Mid. 1856). 
Blair, James, br. of above (Aug. 16, 1855 -Mid. 1859). 

Blake, Francis, of Gregg Castle, J.P., High Sheriff, Galway 
(June 14, 1804 -June 1807), b. 1789, in. Georgina, d. of Richard 
Burke, of Glinsk ; died in 1869. 

Blake, James, J.P., son of the above Francis Blake, b. 1822 

(Aug. 13, 1835 - Mid. 1843), m. Helen Charlotte French ; died 

Nov. 10, 1884. 
Blake, John, son of the above Francis Blake, b. 1826 (Aug. 18, 

1838 -Mid. 1844). m. Mary Anne, d. of G. S. Lynch-Staunton, of 

Clydagh ; died June 29, 1880. 

Blake, Henry, son of the above Francis Blake, b. 1828 

(Oct. 24, 1846 -Mid. 1849 ; died April 17, 1888. 
Blake, Rickard, son of above Francis Blake, b. 1829 

(Oct. 24, 1846 -Mid. 1850). 
Blake, Francis, son of the above Francis Blake, b. 1835 

(Aug, 13, 1848 -Mid. 1853). 
Blake, Arthur Francis, son of James Blake, Esq. (Feb 9, 1865 - 

Mid. 1868). 
Blake, Francis, son of John Blake, Esq. (Sept. 18, 1877 -April 

u, 1882).] 


Blake, Francis Joseph, son of Rickard Blake, Esq. (April 10, 
1886- ). 

Blake, Robert (Nov. 10, 1807 -Mid. 1809). 
Blake, Martin, D,L., of Ballyglunin (July 26, i8o6-Mid. 1809); 
died 1861. 

Blake, Henry, of Ballyglunin (July 26, 1806 -Mid. 1810), m. 

Adelaide French ; died Oct. 17, 1858. 

Blake, Walter, of Ballyglunin (Oct. i, 1837 -Mid. 1842). 
Blake, Andrew, D.L., J.P., of Furbough, co. Galway, High 

Sheriff (Nov. 25, 1809 - Mid. 1815), m. Maria Julia Daly: died 

Jan. 27, 1868. 

Blake, Edmond, br. of Andrew Blake (Sep. 9, 1813 -Mid. 1815), 
m. Miss St. George, of Tyrone. 

Blake, Malachy, son of Andrew Blake, Esq., of Furbough 

(Aug. 12, 1846 -Mid. 1850). 
Blake, Andrew, son of Andrew Blake, Esq., of Furbough 

(Jan. 27, 1856 -Mid. 1862). 

Blake, John Joseph, of Garbally, King's co. (May 10, 1823- 
Feb. 1826), m. Elizabeth Bodkin. 

Blake, Valentine, of Towerhill, co. Mayo (Oct. 27, 1883- 

Xmas. 1883.) 
Blake, Owen, of Kiltullagh (Oct. n, 183 7 -April 1842); 

died 1853. 

Blake, Theobald, J.P., D.L. of Kiltullagh, (Aug. 17, 1838- 

Xmas. 1842), m. Elizabeth, d. of James Blake, Esq., of Vermont, 
co. Galway ; Public Man. 1842. 

Blake, Andrew, of Nottingham (Aug. 10, 1849 -Xmas. 1850). 
Blanchar, Hyacinth (June 2, 1839 -Nov. 1840). 

Blount, Joseph, son of Joseph Blount, Esq., and nephew of 
Michael Blount, Esq., of Mapledurham (July 3, 1795 - Mar. 1796) : 
m., 1st, Jane Saterthwaite ; 2ndly, Anne Martin. K.I. P. 

Blount, Michael, of Mapledurham (Aug. 19, 1830 - Xmas. 
1830) (1834-35) ; died Feb. 8, 1881. 

Blount, Charles J., br. of Michael Blount (Aug. 18, 1838- 

Mid. 1839) ; died April 2. 1881. 
Blount, Arthur, br. of Michael Blount (Aug. 18, 1838 -Mid. 


Blount, John, son of William Blount, Esq., M.D., of Orleton 
(Sep. 9, 1817 - Mid. 1821) ; m. Miss King ; died in 1870. 

Blount, Henry, br of John Blount (Sep. 9, 1817 -Mid. 1821) ; 
died April 16, 1857. 


Blount, William, son of William Blount, Esq., of Orleton 
(Jan. 15, 1841 - Mid. 1842) ; m. Anne, d. of Valentine O'Brien 
O'Connor, Esq , D.L., of Rockfield House. Blackrock. 

Blount, Walter Aston, son of Edward Blount, Esq., M.P., and 
nephew of Sir Walter Blount, Bart., b. 1807 (Aug. 16, 1819 -Mid. 
1824) ; Clarenceux King-of-Arms. 

Blount, Herbert, br. of above, b. 1811 (Aug. 25, 1824 -Feb. 
1828) ; Lient.-Col. 68th Regiment ; Knight 5th Class Order of 
Medjidie ; served in Canada, East and West Indies, and in the 
Crimean War ; died May 10. 1860. 

Blount, Henry Edmund, son of Sir Edward Charles Blount, 
K.C.B., b. 1844 (Oct. 9, 1857 -May 1860), m. Marguerite, d. of 
Charles Paul Moreau de la Rochette, Baron de la Rochette. 

Blount, Stephen Robert, son of the late Sir Edward Blount, 
Bart., b. 1840 (Oct. 6, 1857 - Mid. 1859). Barrister-at-Law ; m. 
Elizabeth, d. of William Worswick. 

Blount, Hugh Francis, son of the late Sir Edward Blount, 

Bart., b. 1844 (Oct. 6, 1857- Mid. 1859). 
Blundell, Arthur, son of John Blundell, Esq., of Crook Hall, 

J.P., and nephew of Nicholas Blundell, Esq., of Crosby (Sep. 1865 - 

Xmas. 1870). 

Blundell, Joseph, br. of above (Sep. 6, 1866 - Mid. 1873); 
a Novice in the Order of Passionists, Broadway. 

Blundell, Eustace, br. of above (Sep. 13, 1879 -Mid. 1882). 

Blundell, Osbert, son of Nicholas Blundell, Esq., of Crosby 

(Sep. 1871 -Xmas. 1875). 
Blunt, Francis Scawen, of Crabbett (Jan. 29, 1855 - Xmas. 

1856) ; died April 21, 1872. 
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, of Crabbett, br. of above (Jan. 29, 

1855 -June 1857), in. Lady Anne Noel, d. of Earl of Lovelace, and 

grand-daughter of Lord Byron. 

Blunt, Francis, nephew of G. V. Blunt, Esq., M.D., of 
Birmingham (April 9, 1877 -Xmas. 1880). 

Boase, (in Divinity) (Sep. 18, 1882 -Xmas. 1882). 
Bodkin, John (May 10, 1823 -Xmas 1827). 
Bodkin, Thomas (June 14, 1837 -Mid. 1840). R.I. P. 
Bodkin, Dominic (June 14, 1837 -Mid. 1840). R.I. P. 

Bolton, Thomas Alfred, son of George Bolton, Esq., of Liver- 
pool (Jan. 12, 1840- Mid. 1847) ; Matric. Lond. Univ.. 1846 ; died 
Jan. 29, 1869. 

Bolton, Charles, br. of above (Jan. 12, 1840 -Mid. 1841). 


Bolton, Thomas (March 5, i857-Xmas. 1861). 
Bolton, Alfred (March 5, 1857 -Mid. 1864). 
Bolton, Horace (Sep. 1864 -March 1868). 
Bolton, Walter (Sep. 1864 -Mid. 1868). 

[ The four last mentioned were sons of Thomas Bolton, Esq. , Solicitor, 
of Welverhampton]. 

Boot, Alfred (June, 1844 -Mid. 1845). 
Booth, John Peter (Oct. 28, 1830 -Mid. 1833). 

Boshell, William (Sep. 14, 1874 -Mid. 1875) (May 17, 1876- 

Mid. 1878). 

Botin, Jose (Oct. 12, 1877 -Mid. 1879). 

Botin, Emilio, br. of above (Sep. 29, 1882 -March 31, 1883). 

Bougrelle, Leonce, (Nov. 3, 1851 -Jan. 1852). 

Boura-Misa, Manuel (Sep. 1864- Xmas. 1867); died Jan. 8, 


Bourne, Horace (April 19, 1846 -March 1849). 
Bowdon, John, son of George Bowdon, Esq., of Radford, and 

br. of the Rev. Joseph Bowdon (Oct. 7, 1801 - Sep. 1804). 
Boylan, Felix (Feb. 12, 1812 -Mid. 1814). 
Boylan, George, br. of above (Feb. 12, 1812 -Xmas 1815). 
Boylan, Richard Dillon, br. of above (Aug. 20, 1812 -April 

1823) ; gained in 1824, the Oration Prize, the legacy of Dr. Hooper, 

at Trin. Coll. Camb. 

Boylan, Michael, br. of above (Aug. 20, 1812 -Mid, 1817). 
Boylan, John, br. of above (Jan. 13, 1817 -Xmas. 1821). 
Bradley, John (March 20, 1862 -May 1862). 
Bradnock, John (Aug. 1820 -Xmas. 1820). 
Bradshaw, William (Aug. 9, 1836 -Mid. 1839). 
Bradshaw, John (Oct. 21, 185 4 -April 1856). 
Bradshaw, James (Oct. 14, 1854 -Xmas. 1859). 
Bradshaw, Sylvester (Oct. 14, 1854 -Xmas. 1859). 

[The three last mentioned are the sons of J.Johnson Bradshaw, Esq., 
of Leamington]. 

Braga, Candido (Aug. 17, 1856 -Feb. 1859). 
Braggiotti, Henry (April 24, 1860 -Xmas. 1861). 
Brain, Charles, Rev. (June 5, 1885), (in Divinity). 
Bray, George (Feb. 13, 1807 -Mid. 1807). 
Bray, John (June 6, 1836- April 1837). 


Breeden, Francis (Sep. 17, i874-Mid. 1876). 
Bretherton, Henry (Aug. 23, i847-Xmas. 1848). 
Bretherton, John, br. of above (Aug. 23, i847-Xmas. 1848). 
Bretherton, William (Aug. 20, i86i-Mid. 1864). 
Bretherton, Bartholomew (Aug. 19, 1850 -Mid. 1856); died 
Jan. 3, 1863. 

Bretherton, Frederick Stapleton (Aug. 19, 1850 -Mid. 1857), 

m. Hon. Isabella Petre. 

[ The two last mentioned are sons of Bartholomew Bretherton, Esq., 
of Rainhill]. 

Bretherton, Joseph (Sep. 1868 - Xmas. 1872). 

Brettagh, John (Aug. 19, 1814- Xmas. 1817). 

Briggs, Charles (Aug. 15, 1802 -Feb. 1804). 

Britten, Thomas Xavier, son of Major-Gen. Britten (Sep. 18, 
1882 -Mid. 1886), Lieut, in the Gloucestershire Regiment. 

Brockholes, William Fitzherbert- (Dec. 21, 1840 -Jan. 1842), 
son of Charles Fitzherbert-Brockholes, Esq. ; died Jan. 29, 1855. 

Brockholes, William Joseph Fitzherbert-, second son of Francis 
Fitzherbert, Esq., of Swynnerton, took the surname and arms of 
Brockholes, on succeeding to the Claughton estates in 1875 (J an - I 3> 
1863 -Xmas. 1868), m., 1st, Mary Ida, d. of Robert Berkeley, Esq., 
of Spetchley ; 2ndly, July I, 1885, Blanche, d. of Major-Gen, the 
Hon. Sir. Henry Clifford ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1868. 

Brophy, John (Aug. 27, 1841 -Mid. 1844). 

Browne-Mostyn, Charles, eldest son of Charles Browne- 
Mostyn, 2nd son of Sir Edward Mostyn, 5th Bart. ; m. Mary only 
child of George Butler, Esq., of Ballyragget, and was the father of 
the 6th Baron Vaux of Harrowden (Aug. 26, 1794 -April 1795); 
died March n, 1821. 

Browne, Edward (June 14, 1804 -Mid. 1808). 

Browne, Robert Dillon (Aug. 23, 1825 - Mid. 1828), was a 
frequent contributor to the Oscotian. 

Browne, Edward (Sep. 15, 1833 -Mid. 1837). 

Bryan, George, of Jenkinstown, b. 1796 (Oct. 23, 1808- 
March, 1813), m. Margaret, d. of William Talbot, Esq., of Castle 
Talbot ; died Oct. 5, 1848. 

Bryan, George Leopold, J.P., D.L., of Jenkinstown, son of 

above, b. 1828 (Aug. 7, 1838 - Xmas. 1845) ; M.P. for co. Kilkenny; 
High Sheriff 1852; m. Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Conyngham, d. 
of the Marquis Conyngham, K.G. ; died June 29, 1880. 

Bryan, Michael, of Malaga (June 7, 1827 -Nov. 1831). 


Bryan, Michael, of Malaga (Sep. n, 1876 -Mid. 1879). 

Bucknall, Robert (Feb. 21, 1805 -Xmas. 1805). 

Bullen, Henry (Feb. 14, 1854 -Xmas. 1856), son of Dr. Bullen, 

of Cork. . 

Bullen, Robert (Sep. 21, 1852 -Mid. 1854), 
Bullen, Joseph, br. of above (Sep. 20, 185 5 -Mid, 1857). 
Bullen, Henry, br. of above (Sep. 14, 1858- Mid. 1861). 

Buller, Walter (March 17, 1856- Mid. 1858) ; Captain 94th 


Buller, Joseph, br. of above (March 17, 1856 -Mid. 1860). 
Buller, Henry, br. of above (March 17, 1856 -Mid. 1862). 
Bunn, Augustine (April 22, 1834 -Xmas. 1836). 
Bunster, Lino (March 3, 1827 -Mid. 1830). 
Bunster, Carlos, br. of above' (March 3, 1827 -Mid. 1830). 
Bunster, Raphael, br. of above (March 3, 1827 -Mid. 1830). 
Bunster, Francis, br. of above (March 3, 1827 -Mid. 1830). 
Burgos, Joachim (Nov. 1828 -March 1832). 

Burke, James, br. of Sir John Burke, 2nd Baronet (March 17, 
1803 -Xmas. 1806); died 1812. 

Burke, Charles Granby, br. of Sir Thomas Burke, 3rd Baronet, 
b. 1814 (Feb. 6, 1824 -Mid. 1831) ; Master of Court of Common 
Pleas in Ireland ; m., 1st, Emma James Creyke ; 2ndly, Anna 
Everilda Segard. 

Burke, James Henry, br. of Sir Thomas Burke, 3rd Baronet, 
b. 1816 (Aug. 21, 1825 - Mid. 1830) ; Major-Gen, late Bombay 
Engineers ; formerly Master of the Mint, Bombay ; m. Marion Eliza, 
d. of Major-Gen. Crispin ; died June 27, 1882. 

Burke, Edward Howe, J.P., br. of above, b. 1817 (Aug. 23, 
1827 -Mid. 1835). 

Burke, Maurice Otway, br. of above, b. 1819 (March 25, 

1828 -Mid. 1831) ; drowned in New Zealand, July 7, 1844. 
Burke, Henry Ulick, br. of above, b. 1822 (Jan. 27, 1833- 

Mid. 1840) ; Cap. 33rd Regiment ; died of fever and exhaustion in 

the Crimea, Jan. 18, 1855. 
Burke, Thomas Malachy, son of Sir Thomas Burke, 3rd 

Baronet, b. 1864 (April 29, 1875 - April, 1881) ; Public Man 

Jan. -April. 1881. 
Burke, William Anthony, son of Sir Thomas Burke, 3rd 

Baronet, b. 1866 (March 27, 1877- June 1883). 
Burke, Maurice Bernard, son of Sir Thomas Burke, 3rd Baronet, 

b. 1867 (April 12, 1879 - Mid. 1884) ; Lieut. Galway Militia. 


Burke, James Henry, son of James Henry Burke, Esq., b. 

1853 (Aug. 21, 1862 -Mid. 1863) ; Lieut. R.N. 
Burke, John Benjamin, son of James Henry Burke, Esq., 

b. 1854 (Aug. 21, 1862 -Mid. 1863) ; Roscommon Militia. 

Burke, Thomas Rickard (Aug. 10, 1829 -Mid. 1833). 
Burke, William F. (Sep. 23, 1839 -Mid. 1841). 
Burke, John (Aug. 26, 1841 -Xmas. 1841). 

Burke, Bernard, son of Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King-of- 
Arms, b. 1861 (Sep. 15, 1874- Mid. 1876) ; Gentleman-in-Waiting 
to the Lord- Lieutenant of Ireland. 

Burke, Harlowen, br. of above, b. 1863 (Sep. 15, 1874- 
March 1877). 

Burke, William (Aug. 185 7 -March 1860). 

Burke, Henry R., of Lota Park, Cork (Sep. 17, 1863 -Mid. 


Burke, William Henry (Jan. 25, i88i-Mid. 1884). 
Burton, Edwin (Sep. 28, 1885 -Mid. 1886). 
Bustamante, Leonidas (Jan. 18, 1866 -Mid. 1866). 
Butler, John (Aug. 9, 1807 -Aug. 1810). 
Butler, Robert (Aug. 18, 1821 -Mid. 1824). 
Butler, Charles (Aug. 13, 1822 -Mid. 1825). 
Butler, William (Nov. 20, 1855 -Nov. 1856). 
Byrne, James (Dec. 5, 1827 -Mid. 1830). 
Byrne, Edmund, br. of above (Dec. 5, 1827 -Mid. 1830). 

Byrne, Henry (Sep. i, i828-Mid. 1838); Public-Man, 1837- 


Caamano, Charles (May 31, 1860 -Xmas. 1860). 
Cabanas, Jose (Sep. 27, 1882 -April 1884). 
Cahill, Francis (Sep. 1864 -Mid. 1865). 
Callaghan, Michael S. (March 7, 1813- Mid. 1815). 
Callaghan, Daniel, br. of above (Sep. 18, 1813 -Mid. 1815). 
Callaghan, Michael, br. of above (Sep. 18, 1813 -Mid. 1815). 
Callaghan, Owen (Sep. 14, 1846 -March 1848). 
Callaghan, Thomas M. (June 3, 1863 -Oct. 1865). R.I.P. 
Camera, Louis (Jan. 14, 1864 -Jan. 1865). 
Campbell, Alexander (Aug. 18, 1821 - Dec. 1826). 
Campos, Jose Almeida (May 2, 1857 - Mid. 1858). 


Campuzano, Joachim (June 18, 1860 -Mid. 1863). 
Canny, Matthew (Nov. 3, 1827 -Mid. 1829). 
Canny, Denis (Jan. 28, 1857 - Mid. 1858). 
Caraher, William (Sep. 15, 1879 -Mid. 1882). 
Cardona, Bartholomew (Nov. 22. 185 3 -Mid. 1854). 
Cardoso, Joachim (Sep. 1869 - Mid. 1876), Public Man, 
Sep. 1875 -July 1876 ; Good Conduct Medal, 1877. 

Cariaga, Peter (Nov. 10, 1862 -Xmas. 1865). R.I.P. 

Carritero, John (Sep. 20, 1887 - March 1888). 

Carroll, James (Feb. 17, 1854 - Oct. 1854). 

Carroll, John Lee (Oct. 15, 1884 -Mid. 1888). 

Carvalho, Jose (Nov. 3, 1866 -Mid. 1867). 

Cary, Charles (Sep. 15, 1795 -Mid. 1797). 

Gary, William (June 30, 1800 -Nov. 1801). 

Cary, Robert (April 26, 1842 -March 1845), son of Henry 

George Cary, Esq., of Torr Abbey ; m. Margaret Stockman. 
Cary, George Stanley, son of Edward Stanley Cary, of Follaton 

(Jan. 23, 1879 -May 1882) (Sep. 1882 - Mid. 1885). 

Casanueva, Carlos (Sep. 13, 1879 -May 1881). 
Casanueva, Sallustio, br. of above (Sep. 13, 1879 - May 1881). 
Cassidy, John, of Monasterevan (Aug. 17, 1839 - Mid. 1844). 
Cassidy, James, of Monasterevan (Aug. 17, 1839 -Mid. 1846). 
Cassidy, Robert, of Monasterevan (Aug. 20, 1841 - Mid. 1846); 
died Nov. 28, 1867. 

Cassidy, Robert, son of James Cassidy, Esq. (Sep. 29, 

1886- ). 

Castelli, Charles (Aug. 1 8, 1856 - May 1857). 
Castelli, Nearchus, br. of above (Sep. 9, 185 7 -Xmas. 1860). 
Caswell, Joseph (Sep. 8, 1879 -Xmas. 1879). 
Catanack, John (Sep. 21, 1811 -Jan. 1813). 
Chambers, David (Aug. n, 1830 -Xmas. 1831). 
Chambers, David (May 15, 1841 -Mid. 1841). 
Chambers, Joseph (Sep. 16, 1884- ) (in Divinity), Matric. 

Lond. Univ., 1887. 

Chamorro, Fruto (Dec. 18, 1870 -Mid. 1873). 
Chamorro, Jose (Dec. 18, 1870 -Mid. 1873). 
Chamorro, Joachim (Dec. 18, 1870 -Mid. 1873). 

[These three were sons of the President of Nicaragua.] 


Chapman, George (Aug. 1822 -Xmas. 1827). 
Chasseriau, Ernest (Oct. 21, 1878 -May 1879). 
Chaves, Jose (Feb. 19, 1854- Mid. 1855). 
Chaves, Jules, br. of above (June 13, 1854 -Mid. 1855). 

Chevers, Michael, J.P., D.L., of Killyan House, co. Galway, 
b. 1827 (Sep. 9, 1843 -Mid. 1846). m. Annie, d. of Hon. Martin 

Chevers, Hyacinth (Oct. 21, 1854 -Xmas. 1858). 
Chevers, George (Oct. 24, 1855 -Xmas. 1858). 

Chester, Henry (July 25, 1857 -Xmas. 1858) (Jan. 1861 - 

Mid. 1865). 

Chisholm, William (Oct. 5, 1850- Mid. 1851). 
Chisholm, Henry (Oct. 15, 1850- Mid. 1851). 
Chisholm, Archibald (Jan. 15, 1851 -Mid. 1851). 
Chitty, Swartz Cassie (Nov. 16, 1853 - Mid. 1857). 

Cholmeley, Francis, of Brandsby, b. 1783 (Aug. 9, 1798- 
June 1800), U.L. for the N.R. co. York, m. Barbara Darell ; died 
May I, 1854. 

Cholmeley, Francis, eldest son of Francis Cholmeley, Esq., of 
Brandsby, b. 1810 (Aug. 9, 1820 -Xmas. 1828); m. Harriet, d. of 
Charles Fairfax, Esq., of Gilling Castle; died Aug. 3, 1855. 

Cholmeley, Henry, br. of above, b. 1812 (Feb. 15, 1823 - 
Xmas. 1830) ; m. Annie, d. of Gerard Strickland, Esq. ; died 
Aug. 9, 1856. 

Cholmeley, Hugh Edward, br. of above, b. 1822 (Jan. 20, 
1832 - Mid. 1840) ; m. Isabel Curtis ; died April 16, 1870. 

Cholmeley, Thomas Fairfax-, br. of above, b. 1825 (Aug. 23, 
1836 -March, 1841) ; J.P., Captain R.N., Retired List; m. Rosalie 
St. Quentin, d. of Charles Strickland, Esq. 

Cholmeley, Hugh Charles, son of Thomas Fairfax-Cholmeley, 
Esq. (Jan. 18, 1876 -Mid. 1884) ; Public Man from Feb. to Mid., 
1884 ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1883 ; Good Conduct Medal, 1884. 

Cholmeley, Roger, br. of above (Sep. 8, 1879 -April 1884). 

Cholmeley, William, br. of above (Jan. 21, 1884 -Mid. 1885). 

Christian, George (Nov. 3, 1859 -Mid. 1861). 

Clanchy, Arthur (Oct. 9, 1856 -Mid. 1858). 

Clarke, William (Aug. n, 1837 -Mid. 1838). 

Clarkson, Bernard (Jan. 1857 - Mid. 1859). 

Clarkson, John F. (Sep. 16, 1859 -Mid. 1861). 


Clery, Daniel (Aug. 18, 1852 - Mid. 1854). 

Clery, Richard (Nov. 14, 1859 -Jan. 1860). 

Clifford, Thomas Michael (Mar. 23, 1832 - Mid. 1838); died 

Feb. 14, 1848. 
Clifford, Henry (Mar. 23, 1832 -May 1838); died Oct. 25, 


[The last two mentioned, with their brother, Rev. George William Clifford, 
S.J., were sons of George Lambert Clifford, Esq.] 

Coakley, John (Aug. n, 1859 -Dec. 1864). 
Codrington, William Frederick (Sep. 10, 1872 -Mid. 1875). 

Codrington, Arthur John (Jan. 14, 1873 - Xmas. 1874); 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1883. 
Codrington, Alexander Edward (Jan. 14, 1873 -Mid. 1880), 

sons of William Wyndham Codrington, Esq , of Wroughton. 

Colegrave, John Manby, son of William Manby, Esq., of Cann 
Hall, b. 1811 (Aug. 14, 1823 -Nov. 1828); Lieut. 3rd Light 
Dragoons ; m. Louise Marie Isaac ; took the name of Colegrave, 
1868 ; died Jan. 17, 1879. 

Colegrave, William Manby, br. of above, b. 1819 (Jan. 13, 
1830 -Xmas. 1836) ; m. Eleanor Walmesley. 

Colegrave, Francis, br. of above, b. 1824 (Aug. 12, 1833- 
Mid. 1839) ; m. Elizabeth Chichester. R.I.P. 

Colegrave, Thomas Manby, son of John Manby Colegrave, 
Esq., b. 1847 (Sep. 10, 1859 -Mid. 1864); m., ist, Alice, d. of 
Colonel Stewart ; 2ndly, Alice, d. of Fred. Cayley Worsley, Esq. 

Colegrave, Edward, son of William Manby Colegrave, Esq., 

(Feb. 23, 1857 - March 1864). 
Colegrave, Francis, son of Francis Colegrave, Esq. (Aug. 19, 

1858 -Mid. 1864.) R.I.P. 
Colegrave, Hubert, son of Edward Colegrave, Esq. (Sep. 12, 

1881- ). 
Colegrave, Henry Manby, son of Edward Colegrave, Esq. 

(Sep. 17, 1883- ). 
Colegrave, Oswald, br. of above (Sep. 15, 1884- ). 

Cologan, Eustace (July 7, 1855 -Oct. 1857) ; died in Teneriffe, 

Canaries, Sep. 19, 1863. 

[He and his brother, the Rev. W. Cologan, Secretary of the Catholic Truth 
Society, were sons of John Anthony Cologan, Marquis of Sausal], 

Coltsman, John (Nov. 9, 1809, April, 1811). 
Comerford, Edward (Sep. 13, 1876 -Mid. 1882). 


Comerford, Owen, br. of above (May 4, 1880 -Xmas. 1883). 
Comerford, James, br. of above (May 4, 1880 -Xmas. 1881). 
Comyn, John (Aug. 8, 1828- April 1831). 

Comyn, Francis, son of Francis Comyn, Esq., b. 1835 
(March 11, i847-Mid. 1850); J.P., High Sheriff, Galway, 1868; 
m. Cecilia Gertrude Bourke. 

Comyn, Walter Bourke, son of above (Oct. 7, 1885 - Mid. 1887). 

Comyn, Sarsfield, br. of Francis Comyn (March n, 1847- 

Mid. 1850). 

Comyn, Nicholas O'Connell, son of Andrew Comyn, Esq., 
m. Mary, d. of John O'Connell, M.P. for Clonmel (April 25, 
1882 -Mid. 1886). 

Comyns, Patrick (Sep. 14, 1844 -Mid. 1847. 
Conolly, William (Aug. 30, 1803 - Mid. 1804). 
Conolly, John, br. of above (Aug. 30, 1803 -May 1807). 
Conolly, Mercer (July 9, 1842 - Xmas. 1843). 
Constante, Manuel (Feb. 20, 1847 -Feb. 1848). 
Coombs, Henry (April 1851 - May 1852) (in Divinity). 
Cooper, Bernard (March 2, 1843 -Mid. I ^43). 
Cope, John (Jan. 1825 - Mid. 1826). 

Coppinger, John, of Middleton (April 19, 1855 - Mid. 1857) ; 

died June 16, 1862. 
Coppinger, Thomas, of Middleton, br. of above, J.P., Cork 

(April 19, 1855 -Xmas. 1856). 

Corballis, Richard (Sep. i, 1841 -Mid. 1849). 

Corballis, Edward (Aug. 1845 - Mid. 1853); died Dec. 10, 

Corballis, John, br. of above (Aug. 21, 1849 - Mid. 1855); 

died June 28, 1880. 

Corballis, James, br. of above (Aug. 16, 1854 -Mid. 1860), 
Lieut.-Col. iO3rd Reg. ; Good Conduct Medal 1860. 

Corbally, Matthew, of Corbalton (Sep. 30, 1808 -Mid. 1814), 

M.P., m. Hon. Matilda Preston, d. of I2th Viscount Gormanston ; 
died Nov. 25. 1870. 

Cordovez, Domingo (Sep. 26, 1884 -Mid. 1885). 
Corgan, George (Jan. 29, 1795 -Oct. I 79 6 )- 
Corgan, William, br. of above (Jan. 29, 1795 -Dec. T 799)- 
Cornells, A. (Sep. 10, 1865 -Jan. 1866) (in Divinity). 


Corpi, Theodore (Jan. 27, 1853 - Xmas. 1855). 
Corpi, Angelo, br. of above (Jan. 27, 1853 -Sep. 1856). 

Corpi, Angelo, cousin of above (Aug. 12, 1858) ; died at Oscott, 
Dec. 7, 1858. 

Corrons, Evaristo (Jan. 29, 1836- Mid. 1837). 
Cossio, Mathias (May 6, 1858); died May 18, 1863. 

Cestello, Daniel (June 29, 1848); died at Oscott, March 4, 


Cotton, Robert (Sep. u, i8i8-Jan. 1821). 
Cotton, Thomas (March 31, 1884- Mid. 1885). 
Coupe, John, B.A. (1839-1841); B.A. Lond. Univ., 1841. 

Coveny, Robert Charles (Oct. 26, 1859 -March 1861), b. 
1842 ; joined the 23rd Welsh Fusiliers in 1862 ; exchanged for the 
42nd Royal Highlanders ; Captain, May 8, 1875 ; Major. Sep. 29, 
1882; Brev. Lieut.-Col., 1882; served with his regiment in the 
Ashantee War of 1874, being present at the battles of Amoaful 
and Ordahsu and at the capture of Coomassie (medal with clasp) ; 
served also in the Egyptian Expedition of 1882, being present at the' 
battle of Tel-el-Kebir, where he was severely wounded (medal with 
clasp, and Khedive's star) ; also present with his regiment at the 
battles of Tamai and Teb (two clasps) ; killed leading the bayonet 
charge of the Black Watch, which decided the battle of Kerbekan, 
Feb. 10, 1885. 

Coveny, Christopher John, B.A., br. of above (Oct. 26, 1859 - 
Nov. 1865) ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1864, 26th in Honours ; Intermed. 
Arts, 1865, 3rd in ist Class in Latin. 

Coveny, Charles, br. of above (Oct. 26, 1859 -April 1867); 
died Dec. 8, 1884. 

Cowan, Joseph (March i, 1854 -Mid. 1855). R.I.P. 

Cowan, Patrick, br. of above (March i, 1854- Mid. 1857), 

Captain 59th Regiment. 

Cox, Joseph (Aug. 9, 1836- Aug. 1840). 
Cox, Hugh (Jan. 21, 1888 - ). 
Coxon, Atwell, nephew of Canon Coxon (Sep. 15, 1884- 

Mid. 1885). 

Coyle, William (July 1839 -Oct. 1841). 

Crawford, Raymund (Feb. 8, 1870 - Mid. 1871), Matric. 
Lond. Univ., 1876 ; Intermed. Arts, 1878. 

Crispin, George (Jan, 13, 1851 -April 1852). 

Crook, John (Aug. 8, 1805 -Mid. 1810). 

Crook, George (Sep. 6, 1798- Mid. 1803), died April 21, 1863. 


Crooke, Francis (June 7, 1827 -Nov. 1831). 
Crooke, Michael (April 19, 1836 -Mid. 1838). 
Crooke, Francis (Jan. 1885 -Mid. 1885). 
Cronin-Coltsmann, Daniel, of Glenflesk Castle, D.L., J.P., 

High Sheriff, 1847, b. 1816 (April 29, 1828 - Mid. 1835), m. 
Helenp. Lyons. 

Cronin, John Louis (April 29, 1838 -Mid. 1836), m. Minnie 
MacDonnell ; was Resident Magistrate of Cork ; died Sep. II, 1867. 

Cronin, George (Aug. 27, 1846 -Mid. 1848). 

Cronin, James (Aug. 27, 1846- Mid. 1847). 

Cronin, Dominic (Aug. 1847 - Mid. 1848). 

Cronin, John H., son of John Louis Cronin, Esq. (Sep. i, 

1 862 -May, 1868). 

Cronin, Daniel, br. of above (Sep. 1864 -Mar. 1868). 
Cronin, Arthur, br. of above (Jan. 12, 1866- Mid. 1866). 
Cuadra, Bonaventure (Sep. 3, 1839 - Xmas. 1840). 
Cuadra, Henry (Dec. 4, 185 8 -Mid. 1859). 
Cuadra, Francis, br. of above (Dec. 4, 1858 -Mid. 1859). 
Cullen, Luke (Aug. 17, 1836 -Xmas. 1840). 

Culley, Matthew, of Coupland Castle (April 17, 1888- ) ; (in 


Cullinan, Patrick (Sep. 1872 -Xmas. 1875). 
Cullinan, Joseph E., br. of above (Sep. 1872 -Mid. 1877); 

Lieut. Royal Irish Regiment. 

Cunningham, Charles (Jan. 8, 1874 -Xmas. 1874). 

Curran, Rev. William (Sep. 17, 1886- ); (in Divinity). 

Curten, William (Oct. 3, 1883 -Xmas. 1883); (in Divinity). 

Da Costa, John (Feb. 10, 1824 -Mid. 1829). 

Da Costa, Jose (Sep. 17, 1877 - Mid. 1880). 

Daly, Malachy Joseph (Sep. '20, 1808 -Mid. 1812); died 

Aug. 23, 1865. 
Daly, Thomas (Nov. 25, 1809 -Xmas. 1812), brother of Sir 

Dominic Daly. 
Daly, Hyacinth, of Raford (Aug. 20, 1827 -Nov. 1828) ; 'died 

Nov. 5, 1836. 
Daly, John Archer (Blake), J.P., D.L. (Aug. 12, 1846 -Mid. 

1850), son of Andrew Blake. Esq., of Furbough ; took the name of 

Daly on succeeding to the estates of his grand-uncle. Hyacinth Daly, 

Esq., of Raford ; m. Lady Anne, d. of 9th Earl of Westmeath ; 

Lieut.-Col. Galway Militia. 


Daly, Denis Andrew, son of John Archer Daly, Esq. (May 5, 
1878 - Mid. 1882) ; Lieut. Royal Irish Regiment. 

Daly, Dominic, son of Sir Dominic Daly (Sep. 19, 1840- Mid. 

Daly, Malachy, son of Sir Dominic Daly (Nov. 21, 1846 -May 

1854) ; Public Man, Aug. - Dec. 1852. 

Daly, Allan McNab, son of Hon. John George Daly (June 1 3, 

1878 -Oct. 1880.) 
Daly, Malachy Joseph, son of Malachy Joseph Daly, Esq. 

(May 10, 1854 -Mid. 1861) ; Public Man. Aug. 1860 -March 1861 ; 

died Sep. 14, 1865. 
Daly, Dominic, son of the Hon. Dominic Daly (Jan. 21, 

1888- ). 
Daly, James, of Dunsandle (Sep. 26, 1866 -Mid. 1871); 

Lieut. 24th Reg. ; killed at Isandwala Jan. 22, 1879. 
Daly, Bowes, R.N., of Dunsandle, br. of above (Sep. 1868- 

Xmas 1870). 

Daly, Eugene (Feb. 24, 1879 -June 1880). 

D'Andria, Peter (May 13, 1865 -Mid. 1867). 

D'Arcy, Peter (Feb. 9, 1802 -Dec. 1803). 

D'Arcy, John (Sep. i87o-Mid. 1872); died April 6, 1874. 

D'Arcy, William (Sep. 1870 -Mid. 1873). 

D'Arcy, James (Sep. 1870 -Mid. 1874). 

D'Arcy, Matthew Stephen (April 26, 1883 -Xmas. 1884). 

[ The last four are sons of Matthew D'Arcy, Esq.. of Kilcroney.J 
Dardis, Christopher (Jan. 10, 1809 -Feb. 1809). 
D'Arrochella, Hector (Sep. 18, 1858 -Mid. 1862). 
Da Silva, Manuel (July 27, 1839 -Xmas. 1840). 
Davenport, Harold, F. R. C. S. Dublin (April 30, 1867- 

Mid. 1869). 

Davenport, Charles, br. of above (April 30, 1867 - Mid. 1870). 
Davey, Robert (Aug. 18, 1808 -Mid. 1809). 
Davey, George, br. of above (Aug. 7, 1809 -Xmas. 1809). 
Davey, George (Sep. 7, 1862 -Mid. 1864). 
Davis, William (Jan. 1844 -Feb. 1849) (in Divinity). 
Davis, Moyle (1862-1863) (in Divinity). 
Daw, Ernest (Jan. 31, 1872 -Mid. 1872) (in Divinity). 
Day, James (June 12, 1830 -Dec. 1834). 


Day, Edward, br. of above (March 24, 1831 -Dec. 1833). 

Dearlove, Thomas (Aug. 12, 1839 -Mid. 1840). 

Dease, James Arthur, of Turbotston, J.P., D.L., Vice-Lieut, of 

Cavan, b. 1826 (Nov. 8. i84O-Mid. 1844) ; m. Charlotte Jerningham ; 

died Sep. 4, 1874; one of the Commissioners of the Board of 

National Education in Ireland. 

Dease, Gerald, son of James Arthur Dease, Esq., of Turbotston, 
b. 1854 (Sep. 1865 - May 1874), Captain 7th Royal Fusiliers, 
Public Man, Sep. 1872 -July 1873, Matric. Lond. Univ., 1873. 

Dease, Edmund, br. of above, b. 1857 (Sep. 1868 -Mid. 1875). 
Dease, Edmund James, son of Edmund Dease, M.P. for 

Queen's Co. (June 4, 1873 - Mid. 1878), 

Dease, Louis, br. of above (Sep. 19, 1879 -Xmas. 1884). 
Deasy, Rickard Joseph, son of Judge Deasy (May n, 1875- 

Mid. 1875) ; died Aug. 5, 1881. 
De Bary, Richard Lerins, son of Richard Browne De Bary, 

Esq., b. 1841 (Aug. 23, 1854 -Mid. 1859), m. Mary Paulina, d. of 

Sir Edward' Mostyn, Bart. 

De Bary, Peter, br. of above (Aug. 23, 1854 -Mid. 1861). 
De Bary, Richard Brome, son of Richard Lerins de Bary, Esq. 

(April 27, 1876 -Nov. 1878). 

De Balaine, Edward Dump (Sep. 26, 1865 - Mid. 1869). 
De Balaine, Charles Durup, br. of above (Sep. 26, 1865 - 

Mid. 1866) ; died Aug. 31, 1 880. 

De Balaine, Edgar Durup, br. of above (Sep. 18, 1877- 
Mid. 1881) ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1881. 

De Bersolle, John (Sep. 22, 1871 -Mid. 1874). 

De Castro, Alfred (Sep. 1870 -Oct. 1871). 

De Castro, Joseph, br. of above (Sep. i8io-Oct. 1871). 

De Dree, Alphonse (Sep. 15, i8i8-Mid. 1820). 

Deering, James (Jan. 17, 1838- Xmas. 1838). 

Deevey, J. C. (Jan. 1848 -March 1849) (in Divinity). 

De Gerin, Constantine (Nov. 13, 1845 -April 1846). 

De la Bere, Launcelot (Sep. 27, 1880 -April 1884). 

De la Cruz, Joseph (Oct. 4, 1838 -May 1839). 

De la Fontaine, Victor (Sep. 13, 1886- ), son of Col. Mottet 

de la Fontaine. 
De la Torre, Gomez (Sep. 17, 1885 -April 1886). 


De Laussat, Leopold (Sep. 9, 1852 -Mid. 1854). 

De la Vega, Florence (March 12, 1864 -Mid. 1864). 

Del Barrio, Philip (Oct. 19, 1883 -Mid. 1884). 

De Lisle, Ambrose March-Phillipps, J.P., D.L. (Aug. 20, 1849- 

Mid. 1852), son of Ambrose Lisle March-Phillipps De Lisle, Esq., of 
Garendon Park and Grace Dieu, b. 1834, m., 1st, Fiances Amelia, 
d. of Sir Richard Sutton, Bart. ; 2ndly, Hon. Violet, d. of Lord 
Sandys ; Public Man, Sep. 1851 -June 1852; died Nov. 27, 1883. 

De Lisle, Everard Phillipps, V.C., brother of above (Aug. 20, 
1849 -Mid. 1852), b. 1835 ; 6oth Rifles; fell at Delhi, after winning 
the Victoria Cross, Sep. 17, 1857. 

De Lisle, Osmund, br. of above, b. 1847 (Aug. 15, 1857- 
Mid. 1866; Public Man, Jan. -July, 1866; Matric. Lond. Univ., 
1865 ; Good Conduct Medal, 1886 ; died Oct. 17, 1869. 

De Lisle, Francis, br. of above, b. 185 2 (Aug. 23, 1862- Mid. 
1868), m. Emma Thompson, of Brookhampton, Western Australia; 
died May 8, 1883. 

De Lisle, Edwin Lisle, F.S.A, br. of the above, b. 1853 
(Nov. 7, 1863 - Mid. 1870) (Sep. 1871 - Mid. 1872) ; M.P. for Mid- 
Leicestershire ; Public Man, Jan. - July 1872 ; Good Conduct 
Medal 1872. 

De Lisle, Rudolph, br. of the above, b. 1854 (Sep. 23, 1865 - 

Mid. 1866) ; Lieut. R.N. ; joined in 1869 H.M.S. Cadmus ; in 1870 
H.M.S. Liverpool ; in H.M.S. Cameleon during the war between 
Peru and Chili, and was rewarded for his braveiy at the burning of 
Lima; Sub-Lieut. 1873, Lieut. 1877; joined the Nile Expedition 
in 1884 under Commodore Hammill ; was killed at the battle of 
Abu Klea, in the Soudan, Jan. 17, 1885. 

De Lisle, Gerard Lisle, br. of the above, b. 1860 (Sep. 1871 - 
Mid. 1875) (Sep. 1876 - Mid. 1877). 

De Lizaur, Joseph (Aug. 18, 1828 -Mid. 1830). 

Del Olmo, Gennaro (Jan. 22, 1883 -Mid. 1883). 

De los Rios, Peter (Jan. 1862 -Mid. 1865). R.I.P. 

Del Valle, Emmanuel (May 22, 1883 - Xmas 1884). 

Del Valle, William, br. of above (May 22, 1883- ). 

De Mussy, Philip Gueneau (Sep. 28, 1867 -June 1871). 

Dennehy, Richard (Sep. 25, 1825 -Mid. 1827). 

Dennehy, Francis, br. of the above (Sep. 25, 1825 - Mid. 1827). 

Dennehy, William (Aug. 30, 1841 -Xmas, 1841). 

De Regil, Maximilian (May 15, 1883 -Mid. 1885) 


De Sa, Damasus (Sep. 20, 1808 -Oct. 1810). 

De Sarratea, Martin (June 18, 1826- Mid. 1831). 

De Sarratea, Mariano, br. of above (June 18, i826-Mid. 1831). 

De Souza, Louis (Dec. 4, i84o-Xmas. 1841). 

De Souza, Melitao (April i, 1848 -April 1849). 

De Souza, Walter (Sep. 7, 1858 -Mid. 1859). 

De Souza, Clarence, br. of above (Sep. 7, 1858 -Mar. 1859). 

De Souza, Anselmo (Nov. 16, 1866 -Mid. 1868). 

De Trafford, Sigismund Cathcart (Sep. 8, 1864 -April 1870), 
son of John Randolphus De Trafford of Croston Hall, b. 1853 ; 
late 14th Regiment ; m. Clementina, d. of Sir Pyers Mostyn, Bart. 

De Trafford, Galfrid, br. of above (April 14, 1868 -Xmas. 

1872), b. 1856, Lieut. 7th Royal Fusiliers ; m. Cecile de Stacpoole, 
d. of Comte Hubert de Stacpoole. 

De Trafford, Randolphus, br. of above, b. 1857 (April 14, 1868- 

Xmas. 1873). 

Devaux, Alexander (Sep. 29, 1870 -Mid. 1878). 

Devereux, Richard (Sep. 6, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 

De Ville, Victor (Sep. 9, 1878 -Mid. 1880). 

Devlet, Ferhat (Dec. 1855 -May 1856). 

Dey, James (Sep. 17, 1883- ); Matric. Lond. Univ. 1887. 

De Zurutuza, Luke (Nov. 15, 1838- Jan. 1840). 

Diaz, Leandro (April 12, 1866 -Mid. 1871). 

Diaz, Ricardo, br. of the above (Sep. 1868 -Mid. 1871). 

Dick, Archibald (Jan. 1862 -Oct. 1862). 

Dick, Barrington, br. of the above (Jan. 1862 -Oct. 1862). 

Digby, Thomas (Sep. 1852 -Xmas. 1852) (in Divinity). 

Dillon, Luke (Feb. 5, 1832 -March 1834). 

Dillon, John (Aug. 13, 1832 -May 1834). 

Dillon, John (Aug. 27, 1 846 -Feb. 1848). 

Dillon, Louis, vide FitzGibbon. 

Dini, Augustus (Oct. 31, 1843 - May .1846) ; died Oct. 26, 

Dobson, William (Sep. 6, 1867 -Xmas. 1868); m. Mary, d. of 

E. Flint, Esq. 

Dobson, C. M. (Feb. n, 1884 -June 26, 1884) (in Divinity). 
Doherty, James J. (Sep. 15, 1877 -Mid. 1878) (in Divinity). 


Dolman, Maraiaduke (Jan. 13, 1854 -Mid. 1857). 
Dolman, George, br. of above (April 20, 1854 - Mid. 1860). 
Donegan, Richard (March 4, 1854 -Mid. 1855). 
Donelan, Stephen (July 4, 1803 -June 1806). 
Donelan, John, br. of above (Sep. 6, 1803 - Dec. 1809) ; died 

May 17, 1831. 

Donelan, Patrick, br. of above (June 7, 1804 -May 1811). 
Donelan, Matthew, br. of above (June 7, 1804- May 1811). 

Donelan, Malachy, br. of above (Sep 15, 1812 -Sep. 1817). 
died Sep. 21, 1831. 

Donelan, Arthur, br. of above (Sep. 17, 1814 -Sep. 1817). 
Donnet, James (Sep. 6, 1867 -April 1871). 

Donohoe, Thomas, B.A. (April 8, 1839 -Sep. 1839); Matric. 

Lond. Univ., 1839. 
Donohoe, Denis, br. of above (April 8, 1839 -Mid. 1840); 

British Consul for the Western Provinces of the United States, 1882. 
Doriga, Louis (April 15, 1885 -May i, 1885). 

Dormer, Roland, son of Major-General the Hon. James 

Dormer (May^io, 1873 -April 12, 1879). 
Dormer, Charles, br. of above (May 10, 1873 -Xmas. I %76) ', 

Lieut. R.N. 
Dormer, Edward Henry, son of the Hon. Hubert Dormer 

(April 12. 1882 -Xmas. 1882). 

Dowdall, Hamilton (Aug. 22, 1815 -July 1819). 
Dowdall, Peter (May 3, 1834 -Mid. 1835). 

Downes, John, Rev. (Sep. 8, 1879 -Mid. 1881) (Oct. 1884- 

Mid. 1885) (in.Divinity). 

Dowson, Harry (Jan. 28, 1852 -Mid. 1855). 
Dowson, Frederic, br. of above (Jan 28, 1852 -Mid. 1857). 
Doyenhard, Louis (Oct. 10, 1887 -Xmas. 1887). 
Duboulay, Augustus (Sep. 27, 1848 -Xmas. 1850). 
Duboulay, Alexander, br. of above (Sep. 27, 1848 -Mid. 

Duff, Robert, Knight Commander of the Portuguese Royal 

Order of Christ (Aug. II, 1821 -Aug. 1823). 
Duff, Dominic (Aug. n, 1821 -June 1826). 
Duff, James (May 24, 1824 -Mid. 1830). 
Duff, Anthony (Oct. 28, 1825 -Oct. 1833); Good Conduct 

Medal 1833. 


Duff, John (April u, 1831 -Mid. 1838). 

Duff, John (Nov. 5, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 

Dufougeray, Florentine (April 29. 1859 -March 1860). 

Dufreche, Paul (Oct. 18, 1870 -Mid. 1871). 

Dugmore, William Radclyffe, lyth Lancers (Sep. 15, 1881 - 
Mid. 1883) (Feb. 1885 -Mid. 1886), son of Captain Francis Sandys 
Dugmore, and grandson of 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux. 

Du Moulin- Browne, Charles (April i, i86i-Mid. 1869); 

declared by the Herald's College entitled to bear the arms of Browne 
as heir-general and sole representative of the Brownes of Ease- 
bourne and of Mark Anthony, gth and last Viscount Montagu ; m. 
Winifred Mary, d. of H. Bacchus, Esq., of Leamington, July 27, 
' 1881 ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1868 ; Good Conduct Medal 1869. 

Du Moulin, Arthur, B.A. (Sep. 6, 1866 -Mid. 1874) ; Matric. 
Lond. Univ. 1873, 2oth in honours ; B.A. 1875 ; returned in 
Divinity (Sep. 1876 -March 1878) ; died Aug. 23, 1878. 

Dunn, Albert (Jan. 19, 1855 -Xmas. 1856). 

Dunn, James E. (Oct. 14, 1877 -Mid. 1878); died April 23, 

Dunn, James Colmore, M.A. (Sep. 10, 1881 - Mid. 1884) 

(in Divinity). 

Du Saussey, George (Jan. 24, 1821 -Mid. 1824). 
Dutton, Hiram (Aug. 14, 1838 -Xmas. 1840). 
Dutton, Aaron (Aug. 17, 1861 -Mid. 1864). 
Dutton, Herbert (Sep. 14, 1886- ). 
Dwyer, Edward (Sep. 6, 1838- Mid. 1840). 

Eaton, Stephen Ormston, son of Charles Ormston Eaton, Esq., 
of Tolethorpe (Sep. 1871 - Xmas. 1872) (Sep. 1874 - Mid. 1877); 
Matric. Lond. Univ. 1877. 

Eccles, Frederick (Aug 25, 1814 -Sep. 1817). 

Eccleston, Thomas (Aug. 27, 1799- Mid. 1801). 

Eckersley, John (Sep. 15, 1851 -Feb. 1853). 

Egan, Eugene (Aug. 27, 1827 -Jan. 1828). 

Egan,John (Oct. i, 1845 -Sep. 1847). 

Egan, Edward (Aug. 20, 1850 -Xmas. 1851). 

Ellis, Robert (May 15, 1873 -May 16, 1873). 

Ellison, Michael (Aug. 21, 1828 -Mid. 1834). 

Ellison, Thomas (Jan. 14, 1830 -Mid. 1835). 

Ellison, Thomas M. (Aug. n, 1834 -Xmas. 1838); Matric. 
Lond. Univ. 1842. 


Elmsley, Sherwood (Sep. 18, 1886- ). 
Elmsley, John, br. of above (Sep. 26, 1887- ). 

Englefield, Henry (Sep. 20, 1814 -June 1823) ; m. Catherine 
Silvertop William, d. of Henry Thomas Silvertop, Esq.. who 
assumed the name of Witham. He was the father of the late 
Henry Charles Silvertop, Esq., of Minster Acres. 

English, Alban (Sep. 26, i86i-Mid. 1863). 

English, Richard (Sep. 26, i86i-Mid. 1864). 

English, Ferdinand (Sep. 1863 - Mid. - 1868) ; died Sep. 5, 

English, Bernard (Sep. 19, 1872 -Feb. 1874). 

[ The four last mentioned, with their brother, Monsignor Edgar English, 
were sons of Alban Huddleston English, Esq.] 

Escalante, Louis Benito (May 21, 1887- March 1888). 

Esmonde, Lawrence Grattan, br. of Sir Thomas Esmonde, 

Bart., M.P. (Jan. 18. 1876 -Nov. 1882). 
Esmonde, Walter Grattan, br. of above (Jan. 26, 1885- 

Mid. 1886). 
Esmonde, Geoffry Grattan, br. of above (Jan. 26, 1885 -Mid. 


Esmonde, James (April 3, 1877 -Mid. 1877). 
Esmonde, John (Sep. 13, 1876 -April 1880). 
Esmonde, Charles (May 25, i877-Mid. 1878) (Sep. 1879- 

Mid. 1880). 

[ The three last mentioned were sons of James Esmonde, Esq., of 
Drominagh, second son of Sir Thomas Esmonde, gth Baronet.] 

EspantOSO, William (Jan. 21, 1884 -Mid. 1887); Public 

Man, Jan. - June 1887. 
EspantOSO, Philip, br. of above (Jan. 21, 1884 - Mid. 1887) ; 

Public Man, Mid. - Xmas. 1886. 
Eyre, Vincent Anthony, of Lindley (Aug 17, i8i8-June 

1825) ; son of Vincent Eyre, Esq., of llighfield and Newbold : 1). 

1809 ; m. Jane Frances Huddleston ; died March 22. 1887. 

Eyre, Henry, br. of above (Jan. 22, 1821 -June 1825). 

Eyre, Vincent, son of Vincent Eyre, Esq., of Lindley (Jan. 
H, 1854- Mid. 1858) ; late Capt. 6th Dragoons; m. Barbara, d. of 
Thomas Giffard, Esq., of Chillington. 

Eyre, Arthur, br. of above (Nov. 13, 1865 -Nov. 1866); m. 
Julia O'Conor. 

Eyre, Hubert, br. of above (Oct. 3, 1865 -Xmas. 1866). 


Eyre, Ferdinand, br. of above (Oct. 3, 1865 -April 1866); m. 
Gabrielle, d. of Sir Henry Bedingfeld, Bart. 

Eyre, Walter (Aug. 12, 1857 -Mid. 1859); son of Stephen 

Eyre, Esq., solicitor, Liverpool. 

Eyston, Charles, of East Hendred, J.P., D.L. ; High Sheriff 
1831;- b. 1790 (Jan. 30, 1805 -June 1808) ; m. Maria Theresa 
Metcalfe ; Public Man, 1835-37.; died Feb. 24, 1857. 

Eyston, Basil, br. of above (Jan. 30, 1805 -June 1807); m. 
Catherine Langford ; died Jan. 13, 1861. 

Eyston, George, br. of above (Aug. 21, i8io-Dec. 1813); 
died Oct. 19, 1880. 

Eyston, Ferdinand, br. of above (Jan. 28, 1812 - April 1815) ; 

died May 16. 1869. 
Eyston, John, br. of above (Jan. 28, 1812 - May 1820); died 

Nov. 30, 1849. 
Eyston, John, of Welford (Aug. 20, 1812 -June 1814); died 

May 30, 1882. 
Eyston, Charles John, of Hendred, J.P. ; eldest son of 

Charles Eyston, Esq., of Hendred ; b. 1817 (Aug. 17, 1830- Mid. 

1837) ; m. Agnes Mary, d. of Michael Blount, Esq., of Maple- 

durham ; died Feb. 19, 1883. 

Eyston, George Basil, second son of Charles Eyston, Esq., of 
Hendred ; b. 1820 (Aug. 17, 1830 -Mid. 1838) ; m. Maria Theresa, 
d. of George Whitgreave, Esq.. of Moseley. 

Eyston, Robert Thomas, third son of Charles Eyston, Esq., of 
Hendred ; G. 1828 (Aug. 20, 1840 - Dec. 1847) ; m. Louisa Frances, 
d. of Hon. Charles Petre ; Public Man, Jan. - Aug. 1847 ; died 
April 24, 1887. 

Eyston, Thomas More, eldest son of Charles John Eyston, 

Esq., of Hendred ; b. 1864 (March 27, 1875 -Mid. 1880). 
Eyston, John, second son of Charles John Eyston, Esq. ; b. 

1867 (April 29, 1878 -Mid. 1880). 

Eyston, Charles, third son of Charles John Eyston, Esq. ; b. 

1868 (April 29. 1878 - Mid. 1880). 

Eyston, Francis, son of George Basil Eyston, Esq., of 
Stanford Place, Faringdon ; b. 1853 (Sep. 25, 1863 - Xmas. 1869) ; 
m. Angela, d. of William Vavasour, Esq., of Hazlewood Castle. 

Eyston, Edward Robert, son of Robert Eyston, Esq. ; b. 

1865 (Sep. 17, 1877 - Xmas 1880). 
Pagan, John (July 15, 1831 - Mid. 1838). 
Fagan, James, br. of above (July 15, 1831 - Mid. 1838). 
Fagan, Christopher, br. of above (July 15, 1831 -Mid. 1839). 



Pagan, Hornby (Sep. 20, 1847 -Mid. 1849); killed acci- 
dentally in India. 

Falanga, John (Nov, 5, 1855 - Aug. 1856). 

Fanning, John (March 8, 1840 - March 1842). 

Farrell, John Arthur, of Moynalty, J.P., D.L. ; High Sheriff 
1857 (April 22, 1838 - Mid. 1843) ; eldest son of John Farrell, Esq., 
of Moynalty; late Capt. Royal Meath Militia; m. Hon. Lucretia 
Pauline Preston, d. of Viscount Gormanston. 

Farrell, Francis Arthur, br. of above ; b. 1828 (April 22, 
1838 -Nov. 1841) ; late 7th Hussars 

Farrell, Albert Charles, br. of above; b. 1840 (Sep. 17, 1852- 

Xmas. 1852) ; died Dec. 19, 1852. 
Farrell, John Edward, eldest son of John Arthur Farrell, 

Esq., of Moynalty; b. 1861 (Sep. 17. 1873 - Mid. 1878); Lieut. 

6th Foot. 
Farrell, Edward Francis, br. of above (Sep. 17, 1874 - Xmas. 


Farrell, Valentine, br. of above (Sep. 1875 -Mid. 1878). 
Farrell, Francis, br. of above (Sep. 29, 1880 -March 1883). 
Farrell, Arthur, br. of above (Sep. 29, 1880 -Mid. 1882). 

Farrell, Thomas, M.A., son of the late Mr. Commissioner 
Farrell, Q.C. (Sep. 15, 1841 - Mid. 1844) ; barrister-at-law : died 
Feb. 20, (88 1. 

FarrelMJames, of Thornhill, Bray, son of Richard Farrell, 
Esq., Q.C., of Newlawn (Sep. 20. 1834 -Mid. 1837) ; m. Elizabeth, 
d. of John Farrell, Esq., of Moynalty; died Aug. 19. 1859. 

Farrell, Richard, br. of James Farrell, Esq., of Thornhill 
(Sep. 27, 1836 - Mid 1839) : died Dec. 25, 1846. 

Farrell, Richard John, B.A., son of James Farrell, Esq., of 
Thornhill (Jan. 20, 1868 - Mid. 18/2) ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1870; 
B.A. 1874. 

Farrell, John Charles, br. of above (Jan. 20, 1868 -Mid. 
1872) ; Capt. I07th Foot. 

Farrelly, Patrick (1862). 

Faveron, Manuel (May 22, 1847 -Xmas. 1851). 

Faxardo, Austin (Sep. 4, 1840- Mid. 1845). 

Fegen, Frederick F. (Jan. 14, 1867 -Nov. 1868); Com- 
mander R.N. ; the hero of the gallant fight with a slave dhow off 
the coast of Africa in May 1887. 

Fegen, McGrath Fogarty (Sep 1870- Mid. 1874), Capt. Royal 


[The two last mentioned are sons of Frederick James Fegen, Esq., of 


Fellowes, Hubert (May 5, 1870 -Mid. 1873), son of Thomas 

Abdy Fellowes, Esq., of Donnington Priory, Newbury. 

Fernandez, Charles (Sep. 29, 1845 -Mid. 1850). 
Fernandez, Melitao (Aug. 29, 1846 -Mid. 1850). 
Fernandez, William Gomez (June 23, 1863 -Jan. 1865). 
Fernandez, Francis Diaz (Oct. 17, 1882 -Dec. 1884). 
Ferrao, Jose (Jan. 13, 1863 -Xmas. 1867). 
Ferreira, John (June 19, 1854 -May 1856). 
Ferreira, Louis, br. of above (June 19, 185 4 -Sep. 1856). 

Ferrers, Edward, of Baddesley Clinton, J.P., D.L., b. 1790 
(Feb. 3, 1806 - March 1807) ; m. Lady Harriet Townshend, d. and 
co-heiress of George, 2nd Marquis of Townshend, and i6th Baron 
Ferrers of Chartley ; died Aug. 10, 1830. 

Ferrers, Marmion Edward, J.P., D.L., b. 1813 (Aug. 20, 1828- 
Mid. 1835), eldest son of Edward Ferrers, Esq , of Baddesley Clinton ; 
m. Rebecca, d. of the late Abraham Edward Orpen, Esq., and niece 
of Sir James Chatterton, Bart. ; Good Conduct Medal, 1833 ; died 
Aug. 25, 1884. 

Ferrers, Charles, second son of Edward Ferrers, Esq., b. 1814 
(Aug. 20, 1828 -Oct. 1831); died Feb. 1873. 

Ferrers, Groby Thomas, third son of Edward Ferrers, Esq. ; 

b. 1816 (Aug. 19, 1829) ; died at Oscott, Sep. 23, 1831. 
Ferrers, Compton Gerard, fourth son of Edward Ferrers, 

Esq. ; b. 1818 (Aug. 19, 1829 Oct. 1831). 
Ferrers, Tamworth George, fifth son of Edward Ferrers, Esq. ; 

b. 1827 (Jan. 20, 1840- Mid. 1844). 
Fesser, Leonard (Jan. 1862 -Mid. 1868); Good Conduct 

Medal 1868. 
Fesser, Albert, br. of above (Sep. 1864 -Mid. 1869). 

Fesser, Andrew, br. of above (April 12, 1866 -Mid. 1871) ; 

died Aprtf 7, 1875. 

Fesser, Joachim, br. of above (Sep. 1867 -Mid. 1871). 
Fielding, John (Feb. 7, i8i6-June 1817). 
Fielding, Thomas (Aug. 16, 1833 -Mid. 1836). 
Figueroa, Rodrigo (Oct. 8, 1884 -Xmas. 1884). 

Findlay, Robert, C.E. (Jan. 28, 1862 -Xmas. 1864); died 

Feb. 8, 1879. 

Findlay, Henry, br. of above (Jan. 28, 1862 -Mid. 1867). 
Findlay, George, br. of above (April 2, 1863 -Mid. 1872). 


Findlay, John, br. of above (March 29, 1866 - Xmas. 1874). 

Finn, Edward (Aug. 1839 -Aug. 1840). 

Fippard, William Herbert (Sep. 20, 1887- ) (in Divinity). 

FitzGerald, Thomas (May u, 1841 -Mid. 1848); Public 
Man, Aug. 1847 - Mid. 1848. 

FitzGerald, Francis (Aug. 1844 -Xmas. 1846) (Sep. 1848- 

Mid. 1849). 

FitzGerald, James (Aug. 27, 1838 -Mid. 1840). 

FitzGerald, David, B.A. (April 27, 1858 - March 1865); 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1865, I2th in Honours ; B.A., Camb 
FitzGerald, John Donohoe (April 27, 1858 -March 1865); 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1865, 6th in Honours. 

FitzGerald, Gerald (Aug. 23, 1859 -March 1865). 

[The last three were sons of the Right Hon. Lord FitzGerald, one 
of Her Majesty's Lords of Appeal.] 

FitzGerald, David Martin (April 10, 1860 -March 1865); 
died Dec. 26, 1881. 

FitzGerald, James (Jan. 20, 1863 -March 1865^), nephews of 

the Right Hon. Lord FitzGerald. 
FitzGerald, Arthur Ignatius, (Sep. 5, 1866 -Mid. 1869); 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1868. 
FitzGerald, Francis, B.A. (May 7, 1879 - Xmas. 1880); 

Barrister-at-Law ; Public Man, April - Dec. 1880. 

FitzGerald, John Plunkett, br. of above (June 28, 1881 - 
Mid. 1884) ; Public Man, Mid. 1883 -Feb. 1884. 

FitzGerald, Edward, br. of above (June 28, i88i-Mid. 1885); 
Public Man, Sep. to Xmas. 1884. 

FitzGerald, Matthew, br. of above (Sep. 29, 1885- ). 
FitzGerald, Percy, br. of above (Sept. 29, 1885 - ). 
FitzGerald, Reginald, br. of above (Jan. 22, 1887 - ). 

FitzGerald, Edward Arthur, cousin to above (March 27, 
1885 -Oct. 1887) ; Public Man, Mid -Xmas. 1887. 

Fitzgibbon, Louis (Sep. 19, 1873 -Xmas, 1875); son of the 

Hon. Gerald Normanby (Dillon) Fitzgibbon and Lady Louisa, d. 
of 3rd. Earl of Clare. 

Fitzgibbon, John (Sep. 17, 1883 -Mid. 1885). 

Fitzherbert, Charles (April 21, 1820 -Mid. 1822); only son 
of Thomas Fitzherbert, Esq., of Swynnerton ; b. June 21, 1810 ; 
m. Mary. d. of Patrick Gibbons, Esq. ; died Nov. 19 1834. 


Fitzherbert, Basil Thomas, of Swynnerton, J.P., D. L. ; b. 

1836 (Aug. 13, 1845 -Xmas. I ^52) ; eldest son of Francis Fitz- 
herbert, Esq. ; m., 1st, Emily Charlotte Jerningham ; 2ndly, Emma, 
widow of Lord Stafford. 

Fitzherbert, William, vide Brockholes. 

Fitzherbert, Basil John, son of Basil Fitzherbert, Esq., of 
Swynnerton ; b. 1861 (Sep. 1872 - Xmas. 1878). 

Fitzherbert, Edward, br. of above (Jan. 20, 1875 -Feb. 

1877); Lieut. R.N. 
Fitzherbert, Thomas C., br. of above (Sep. 8, 1879 -Xmas. 

1886); Public Man, Xmas. - Mid. 1886. 
Fitzsimon, Francis (Aug. 26, 1822 -Oct. 1823). 
Flanagan, John (Aug. 1824) ; remained but a few days. 
Flanagan, John Woulfe, !B A. (Oct. 26,^1865 -Mid. 1868) ; 

Barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple ; m., April 29, 1880. Emily, d. 
of Gen. Sir Justin Sheil. 

Flanagan, Stephen Woulfe (Oct. 26, 1865 -Xmas. 1871). 
Flanagan, Terence Woulfe, B.A. (March 20, 1870 -Xmas. 

Flanagan, James Woulfe, B.A., Trin. Coll., Oxford (Sep. t6, 

1874 -Xmas. 1882); Public Man, April 1881 -July 1882 ; Matric. 

Lond. Univ. 1882. 

Flanagan, Richard Woulfe (Oct. 4, 1879 - Mid. 1880). 

[The last five mentioned are sons of the Right Hon. Justice Flanagan.] 
Fletcher, Robert Henry (Jan. 14, 1856 -Mid. 1857). 
Fletcher, William (Jan. 13, 1858 -Mid. 1860). 

Fletcher, Joseph (Jan. 13, 1858 -Mid. 1863); died Nov. 21, 

Fletcher, John (Jan. 15, 1866 -Mid. 1867) 

Fletcher, Stanislaus (Jan. 15, 1866 -Mid. 1867); died Aug. 
24, 1880. 

Fletcher, Francis (Jan. 15, 1866 -Mid. 1870). 
Fletcher, George (Sep. 1868 -Jan. 1872). 

[The last seven were sons of the late Robert Fletcher, Esq.. of Edgbaston.] 
Flood, Christopher (May 12, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 
Flood, John, br. of above (May 12, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 
Fontaine, Lucien (Sep. 27, 1873 -Mid. 1875). 
Forster, James (Jan. 22, 1852 -Mid. 1853). 
Fotheringham, James (Aug. 13, 1833 -Feb. 1836). 


Fox, C. J. (Aug. 1 6, 1815 -Feb. 1816). 

Fox, Arthur (June 25, 1864- Nov. 1864). 

Fox, Thomas (Nov. 6, 1871 -Mid. 1873); died Jan. 1875. 

Foxall, John (Aug. 22, i8i6-June 1820). 

Francia, Peter (Aug. 25, 1857 -Nov. 1857). 

Franco, John (July 30, 1856 -Xmas. 1857). 

Freel, Cornelius (Aug. 1848 -Xmas. 1850). 

Frith, Robert (Aug. 14, i8i6-Feb. 1820). 

Froggatt, John (July 23. i8io-Oct. 1812). 

Froggatt, Edward (Jan. 13, 1827 -Mid. 1828). 

Froggatt, John (Aug. 14, 1851 -March 1855). 

Froggatt, Charles (Aug. 14, 1851 -March 1855). 

Froggatt, Henry (Jan. 13, 1859 -Mid. 1860). 

Fuller, Louis (Sep. 15, 1874 -Mid. 1877). 

Fullerton, William Granville (Aug. 12, 1846 - Mid. 1848), 

son of Alexander George Fullerton, Esq., -and Lady Georgiana 
Leveson-Gower, d. of the late Earl Granville ; died May 29, 1859. 

Furse, John (Jan. 25, 1855 - Mi d. l8 57)- 

Gainsford, Robert John (Aug. u, 1821 -Xmas. 1825); died 
Feb. 6, 1870. 

Gainsford, William (April 12, 185 5 -Mid. 1859). 

Gainsford, Thomas Robert (April 12, 1855 -Mid. 1862); 

Matric. Lond. Univ., 1861 ; Intermed. Arts, 1864. 
Gallini, Alfred (Dec. 21, 1823 -Mid. 1824). 
Gandolphi, Vincent, vide Hornyold. 

Garcia, Pedro (Jan. 28, 1866 -Mid. 1870), nephew of Garcia 
Moreno, President of Ecuador. 

Gardiner, Edward Hugh (Jan. 18, 1820 -Mid. 1822). 
Gardner, John (Jan. 23, 1872 - Feb. 1874). 
Gardom, Edward (Aug. 15, 1851 - Mid. 1853). 
Gargollo, Manuel (Aug. 8, 1836 -Mid. 1840). 
Gargollo, Ferdinand (June i, 1843- Jan. 1845). 
Gargollo, Francis (May 6, 1865 -Mid. 1866). 
Gasquet, Joseph, M.D. (March 22, 1851 -Sep. 1851). 
Gasquet, Louis (Sep. 19, 1863 -Mid. 1864). 
Gattinara, Mercurino (Nov. 15, 1871 -Mid. 1875). 
Geary, Joseph C. (May 12, 1851 - Aug. 1851). 


Geran, Anthony (Sep. 28, 1858 -Feb. 1860). 

Geran, Edward, br. of above (Sep. 28, 1858-001. 1858). 

Cell, Edward (July 7, 1882 - Mid. 1885). 

Geoffrey, John (Aug. 21, 1834 -Mid. 1837). 

Geoghegan, Thomas (Sep. 19, 1870 -April, 1875); Captain 

Bombay Staff Corps ; Public Man. Sep. 1874 - April, 1875. 

Gerard, William (Aug. 15, 1822 -Dec. 1825), br. of Sir John 
Gerard, 2nd Baronet, b. 1806 ; m. Mary, only d. of Bartholomew 
Bretherton. Esq.. of Rainhill ; died Nov. 7, 1844. 

Gerard, Frederick Sewallis, of Aspull House, br. of above 
(Aug. 13, 1823 -June, 1827), b. 1811 ; Major late Lane. Hussars; 
m. Mary Ann Wilkinson ; died May 7, 1884. 

Gerard, Thomas Alexander, br. of above (Aug. 29, 1830 - 
Mid. 1833), b. 1812 ; 2gth Regiment ; died April 3, 1850. 

Gerard, Charles, br. of above, b. 1814 (Aug. 8, 1831 - Mid. 
1835) ; died Feb. 8, 1860. 

Gerard, Frederick, J.P., sou of Frederick Sewallis Gerard, 
Esq. ; b. 1839 (April 24, 1854 -April 1857): Capt. 23rd Royal 
Welsh Fusiliers ; m. Catherine, d. of C. Porter, Esq., of the Mythe, 

Gerard, Charles, second son of Frederick Sewallis Gerard, 

Esq. ; b. 1843 (Aug. 13, 1856 - Xmas. 1859). 
Gerard, Edward, J.P., third son of Frederick Sewallis Gerard, 

Esq. ; b. 1846 (Jan. 19, 1857 -Mid. 1864) ; Public Man, Sep. 1863 - 

Aug. 1864. 

Gerard, Alexander, son of Archibald Gerard, Esq., of 
Rochsoles ; b. 1845 (Sep. 18. 1859 - Mid 1862) ; Barrister-at-law. 

Ghislieri, Alfonso (July 6, 1871 - April 1874). 

Gibbons, Patrick (Jan. 15, 1808 -Mid. 1808). 

Gibbons, Valentine, br. of above (Jan. 15, 1808 -Mid. 1808). 

Gibbons, Joseph (Aug. n, 1847); died at Oscott May 25, 

1850 (in Divinity). 

Gibbons, John (Sep. 12, 1881 - Mid. 1885). 
Gibson, Edward (Feb. 23, 1858 -Mid. 1858). 

Gibson, Jasper (April 5, 1858 - Mid. 1858). 

[Sons of William Gibson, Esq., of St. John's Woocl.J 

Gibson, Edward, nephew of the late Denis Chatto, Esq., of 
St. Marychurch (April 14, 1871 - Mid. 1873). 


Giles, Francis (Sep. i869-Xmas. 1875). 
Giles, Alban (Sep. 1869 -Mid. 1876). 

[These two, with their half-brother. Rev. C. Giles, are sons of 

Felix Giles, Esq., of Barnet.] 

Gillespie, James (Aug. i, 1846- Xmas. 1851), son of R. 
Gillespie, Esq., of Cambus Wallace, Lanark. 

Gillman, James (Sep. 24, 1870 -Mid. 1872). 
Gillow, John (July 31, 1825 -Mid. 1827). 
Gomez, Raphael (March 26, 1858 -March 1859). 
Gonzales, Jose" Manuel (Nov. 26, 1855- Aug. 1856). 
Gonzales, William (Oct. 14, 1884- Mid. 1885). 
Goodrich, Thomas (about 1828) ; died Oct. n, 1832. 
Goodrich, Bernard (Sep. 13, 1880 -Mid. 1882). 

Goold, George, J.P. (May 3, 1821 -Mid. 1825), br. of Sir 
Henry Goold, Bart. ; b. 1805 ; Resident Magistrate, Waterford ; m. 
Clara Webber Smith ; died Nov. 6, 1879. 

Goold, George, eldest son of George Goold, Esq., b. 1841 
(Nov. 7, 1856- May 1860). R I. P. 

Goold, William Albert, br. of above, b. 1845 (Aug. 19, 1858- 
Mid. 1863 ; died March 8, 1879. 

Goold, Vere Thomas, br. of above, b. 1853 (Nov. 4, 1869- 

Xmas. 1869). 

Goold, Francis (Jan. 14, 1874- Mid. 1874). 
Gordon, Lewis (Aug. 4, 1843 -April l8 44). 

Gorman, Michael (March 28,' 1832 - Mid. 1833) ; d ied Dec - 3 

Gorman, Edmund (May i, 1835 -May 1836). 

Gould, Gerard, C.B. (Sep. i, 1842 - Mid. 1846); Attache at 
Hanover, Constantinople, Buenos Ayres, St. Petersburg, &c., &c. ; 
Minister at Wurtemburg ; died Sep. 5, 1883. 

Gould, Francis (Sep. 7, 1862 - Mid. 1863) ; died Jan. 2, 1875. 

Gradwell, Robert Ashhurst (Sep. 9, 1870- Mid. 1877), son of 
Richard Gradwell, Esq., of Dowth Hall ; b. 1858 ; m. Lady 
Henrietta Plunkett, d. of the Earl of Fingall ; Public Man, Jan.- 
July, 1877. 

Grafton, Charles, M.D. (March 26, 1820 -Mid. 1826); Good 

Conduct Medal 1826 ; died Dec. 13, 1861. 

Grafton, Bernard, Rev. (Sep. 14. 1885 - ) (in Divinity). 
Graham, Henry (Sep. 14, 1865 - March 1866). 


Grant, Henry (Aug. 12, 1847 - April, 1851). 
Grau, Henry (Nov. 24, 1884- April 1885). 

Green, Joseph (Jan. 17, 1814 -Mid. 1819); died Aug. 28, 


Green, Hugh (Jan. 15, 1856 -Xmas. 1857). 
Green, Reginald (March 25, 1885 -Jan. 1888). 

Greenep, Edmund Carr (Sep. 12, 1831 -Xmas. 1840); in the 
Ordnance Department at Woolwich Arsenal for thirty-two years ; 
died Oct. 31, 1887. 

Greenep, Alfred (Sep. 12, 1831 -Xmas. 1841); died Oct. 24, 

Grehan, Patrick (Aug. 15, 1797 -Mid. 1799). 

Grehan, Peter (Aug. 27, 1825 -Xmas. 1830). R.I.P. 
Grehan, George (Aug. 27, 1825 - Feb. 1831). R.I.P. 

[The last two were brothers of the Rev. J. Grehan, S.J.] 
Griffin, Robert, br. of Canon Griffin (Jan. 1814 - Xmas. 1823). 
Grijalva, Peter (Aug. 17, 1815 -June 1817). 
Grinsell, John (Aug. 9, 1822 -April 1823). 
Guaita, Giulio (April 7, 1888- ). 
Guedes, Fausto (Aug. 25, 1853 -Mid. 1855). 

Guedes, Alfred (Aug. 22, 1854 - Mid. 1862) ; Public Man, 

Jan. -June, 1862. 

Guillaume, Edward (Aug. 28, i86i-Xmas, 1861) (in Divinity). 
Guimaraes, Henry (June 10, 1871 -Nov. 1874). 
Guimaraes, Domingo (April 6, 1886 -Xmas. 1887). 
Guinan, Thomas (Aug. n, 1819-1830) (in Divinity); Prefect of 

Discipline. 1828-29. After leaving Oscott he became Editor of the 

Wolverhampton Chronicle; died Dec. 8, 1834. 
Gurdon, John (Jan. 14, 1873 -Mid. 1876). 
Hackett, Thomas (Sep. 1864 -Mid. 1867); died Sep. 4, 1886, 

at Sydney, N.S.W. 
Hackett, William (March 18, 1869 - Xmas. 1872); died 

Sep. 14, 1887. 
[Sons of Sir William Hackett, Kt, of Lotamore, Cork.] 

Hadfield, Joseph (Aug. u, 1834 -Mid. 1838). 

Hall, John (Dec. 22, 1842 -Xmas. 1843). 

Hall, William Scott (April, 1887 -Xmas. 1887) (in Divinity). 


Halle, Gustave Gregory R. (Sep. 17, 1866 - Mid. 1869); 

Matric. Lond, Univ. 1868. 
Halle, Bernard (Sep. 18, 1866 -Mid. 1871). 

Halle, Clifford (Jan. 22, 1870- Mid. 1876); Matric Lond. 
Univ. 1876 ; Good Conduct Medal 1876. 

[These three are sons of Sir Charles Halle, Kt.] 
Hamilton, E. K. (May 25, 1854 -Oct. 1854) (in Divinity). 
Handley, Charles (Jan. 13, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 

Hanford, Charles (Oct. 14, 1820), died at Oscott March 22, 


Hanford, James (Jan. 17, 1822 -Xmas. 1828). 

Hardman, John Bernard (Aug. 10, 1854 -Mid. 1859; m., ist, 
Miss Tarleton ; 2ndly, Agneta, d. of J. J. Parfitt, Esq., of Brueton. 

Hardman, George, br. of above (Aug. n, 185 7 -Mid. 1863); 

m. Winifrede, d. of Joseph A. Hanson, Esq., of London. 

Hardouin, Louis (Dec. 5, 1850 -Xmas. 1851). 
Hargrove, Charles (1863) (in Divinity). 
Harkin, James Quin (Sep. 6, 1867 - Mid. 1873). 
Harnett, Edward (Aug. 12, 1840 -Mid. 1841). 
Harnett, William (Oct. 3, 1843 - March, 1848). 

Harnett, Edward (Sep. 10, 1845 -Mid. l &47) ; Public Man, 

1846 - 47. 

Harnett, William (May 4, 1880 - Mid. 1884). 
Harper, Stanislaus (May 1865 -Mid. 1865). 
Harran, Edward (Oct. 15, 1887- ). 

Harris, Philip (July 4, 1842 -June 1850) ; Public Man, Jan. - 

Dec., 1849. 

Harrison, (Sep. 1794 -Oct. 1796). 
Harrison, George (Sep. 28, 1863 -Xmas. 1865). 
Harrison, Alfred, br. of above (Sep. 28, 1863 -Mid. 1868). 
Harrison, Henry (May 5, 1866 - Nov. 1866). 
Hart, Charles (Oct. 18, 1838 -Feb. 1842). 
Haskew, Raymond, Rev. (Sep. u, 1876 -Nov. 1876). 
Havers, Thomas (Aug. 21, 1797 -March 1804). 
Havers, Robert (Sep. 14, 1798 -March 1804). 
Havers, Kenneth (Oct. i, 1870 -March 1877). 

Hawett, Thomas (Sep. 9, 1858 -Mid. 1859); died Feb. 12, 


Hawkins, Henry (Sep. 4, 1817 -Xmas. 1820). 
Hawkins, Anthony Nichol (Sep. 4, 1817 -Xmas. 1822). 

Hawkins, Henry (Aug. 23, 1862) ; died at Oscott Oct. 3, 

Hawksford, Francis. B.A. (Jan. 13, 1852 -Oct. 1855); 
Matric. Lond. Univ. 1853 ; B.A., 1855. 

Hawksford, James (Aug. 1852 -Xmas. 1853). 

Hawksford, Robert (Jan. 1853-1858) (1859); died Nov. 

10, 1861. 

[The three last mentioned, with Canon Hawksford, were sons of John 
Hawksford, Esq., Solicitor, of Wolverhampton.] 

Hawksford, Cyril, son of Francis Hawksford, Esq. (April 29, 
1880 -Mid. 1880). 

Hay, Richard (Nov. 7, 1859 -Xmas. 1861). 

Hayes, William (Nov. 14, 1849- ) 

Haynes, Matthew (June 1825 -Mid. 1826). 

Haynes, John (Sep. 1827 -Xmas. 1827). 

Hechavarria, John Bernard (July 27, 1854 -Xmas. 1856). 

Helguero, Peter (March 22, 1850 -Sept. 1851). 

Hely, William (Feb. 1815 -Nov. 1818). 

Hely, Joseph (Sep. 1864 -Mid. 1866). 

Hely, Charles, br. of above (Sept. 1864- Mid. 1867) (Sep. 1868- 
Mid. 1869). 

Hely, Patrick, br. of above (Sep. 1864 -Mid. 1867) (Sep. 1868- 

Mid. 1869. 
Hemans, Charles (1843) (in Divinity) ; died Oct. 26, 1876. 

Heneage, Charles (Aug. 20, 1818- Mid. 1822), son of Thomas 
Fieschi Heneage ; Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber ; late 
1st Life Guards ; m. the Hon. Louisa Elizabeth Graves. 

Heneage, Dudley Robert, br. of above (Aug. 20, i8i8-Dec. 

Herbert, John (Jan. 1845 -Mid. l8 45)- 

Herbert, Arthur (Feb. 25, 1847 -Dec. l8 5) ; died Sep. 18, 

Herbert, Cyril (Sep. 9, 1861 -Mid. 1864) ; died July 2, 1882. 
[The last two were sons of J. R. Herbert, R.A.] 



Herbert, Ivor John Caradoc, J.P., D.L. (April 15, 1863 - Mid. 

1869). son of John Arthur Herbert, Esq., of Llanarth ; Captain and 
Lieut.-Col. Grenadier Guards; b. 1851, m. Hon. Albertino Denison, 
d. of Lord Londesborough ; Military Attache at St. Petersburg ; 
served in the Egyptian War of 1882 as Brigade Major of the ist 
Brigade, and was present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir ; mentioned in 
despatches, Brevet of Major, medal with clasp, 4th class of the 
Medjidie and Khedive Star ; served also in the Nile Expedition in 
1885-86 with the Guards Camel Regiment, and was present at the 
actions at Abu Klea and Abu Kru (two clasps). 

Heredia, Manuel (June 7, 1827 -Xmas. 1831). 

Heredia, Thomas (Aug. 19, 1829 -Nov. 1831). 

Heredia, John (Nov. 28, 1875 -Mid. 1879). 

Heron, William (Aug. 6, 1841 -Mid. 1842). 

Hibbert, Edgar (Sep. 2, 1856 -Xmas. 1860), eldest son of 

Captain Washington Hibbert, of Bilton Grange, b. 1846. 

Hickie, James F. (Feb. 17, 1848 -Xmas. 1849); Lieut.-Col. 
7th Fusiliers ; m. Lucila, d. of P. Larios, Esq., of Gibraltar; served 
with 7th Fnsiliers in the Crimea from the I7th June, 1855, including 
the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and assaults of the Redan on the 
i8th June and 8th September ; severely wounded ; Medal with Clasp 
and Turkish Medal. 

Hickie, William Bernard (April 24, 1876 - Mid. 1883) ; Matric. 
Lond. Univ. 1883 ; Good Conduct Medal, 1884 ; Lieut. 7th 

Hickie, Arthur Francis (Sep. 12, 1876 -Mid. 1883); Matric. 
Lond. Univ., 1883 ; Good Conduct Medal, 1884 ; Lieut. Royal 

Hickie, Carlos (Jan. 30, 1884 -Mid. 1886). 

Hickie, Manoel (April 9, 1884 -Mid. 1886). 

[The four last mentioned are sons of Lieut.-Col. Hickie.] 

Hicks, Edward Percy (Oct. 3, 1857 -March 1860), son of 
Major-General Hicks ; Captain 42nd Highlanders ; died Aug. 26, 
1884; landed on the Gold Coast with his regiment in January. 1874, 
and was left with a detachment at Yancoomassie Fanti ; Ashanti 

Hill, Charles (Jan. 14, 1864- Mid. 1872); Matric. Lond. Univ., 

Hill, Francis, br. of above (Jan. 14, 1864 -Jan. 1872^. 

Hill, Vincent, br. of above (April 20, 1868); died at Oscott, 

July 21, 1868. 

Hodgens, Henry, of Beaufort, Rathfarnham (Aug. 15, 1834- 
Mid. 1842. 


Hodgens, John Conlan (Aug. 15, 1834 -Mid. 1842). 

Hodgens, Robert, son of John Conlan Hodgens, Esq., 
(Sep. 28, 1870 -May 1871). 

Hodgens, Robert Devereux, son of Henry Hodgens, Esq. 
(Sep. 14, 1872- Mid. 1879) : Matric. Lond. Univ. 1878. 

Hodgkinson, Henry (Oct. 20, 1885 - ). 

Holdforth, Albert (April 4, 1839 -Mid. 1840). 

Holiday, John (July, 1794 -Sep. 1795). 

Holland, William (Feb. 7, 1837 -Xmas. 1838). 

Hopkins, William (Jan. 15, 1879 -Mid. 1886). 

Hopkins, Cuthbert, br. of above (Jan. 15, 1879 -Mid. 1882). 

Hopkins,' Stephen (Sep. 19, 1887- ). 

Horan, John (Feb. 26, 1857 -Mid. 1858). 

Hornyold, Thomas, J.P., D.L., of Blackmore Park, b. 1791 
(May 21, 1799 - Mid. 1808) ; m., ist., Bridget Webb Weston, of 
Sutton Place ; 2ndly, Lucy Saunders, grand-niece of ist Earl of 
Mountmorris ; died Jan. 17, 1859. 

Hornyold, John Vincent (Gandolphi), J.P., D.L., of Black- 
more Park, son of John Vincent Gandolphi and nephew of Thomas 
Hornyold, Esq., b. 1818 (Aug. 13, 1830 -Mid. 1836); m. Charlotte, 
d. of the Hon. Charles Langdale. 

Howard, Philip Henry, of Corby Castle, J.P., D.L., F.S.A., 
son of Henry Howard, Esq., of Corby Castle ; b. 1801 (Sep. 4, 
1813- Aug. 1815); M.P. for Carlisle 1830 1852, High Sheriff of 
Cumberland ; m. Eliza Minto Canning, d. of the late Major 
Canning, of Foxcote ; died Jan. I, 1883. 

Howard, Edward Giles, son of Edward Charles Howard, Esq., 
and nephew of Bernard Edward, twelfth Duke of Norfolk ; b. 1805 
(Aug. 17, i8i8-Dec. 1822), Captain in the army; m. Francis 
Heneage ; was father of Cardinal Howard ; died June 17, 1840. 

Howe, Edward (Aug. 6, 1840 -Dec. 1848); died Oct. 26, 

Howley, William, son of the late John Howley, Esq., of Rich 

Hill, and younger brother of Sir John Howley (Aug. 30, 1803 - 

June 1807) ; died Nov. 7, 1867. 

Howley, John, B.A., J.P., D.L., son of Sir John Howley, 
Lieut. -Colonel 5th Battalion Munster Fusiliers (Oct. 26, 1840 - 
Mid. 1845) ; died Jan. I, 1888. 

Howley, William J., eldest son of John Howley, Esq. (Sep. 
ii, 1878 -Mid. 1884) (June i885> Mid. 1885); Matric. London 
University 1884. 


Howley, John Gerard, br. of above (Jan. i, 1880 - Mid. 1886). 

Howley, Jasper, br. of above (Sep. 13, i88i-Xmas. 1885), 

Lieutenant Lincolnshire Regiment. 
Howley, Richard, br. of above (Sep. 15, 1885- ). 
Howley, Henry, br. of above (Sep. 14, 1886- ). 
Hoy, William (Aug. 9, 1825 -Mid. 1826). 
Huelin, William (Jan. 21, 1825 -Mid. 1829). 
Huelin, Matthew (May 19, 1830 -March, 1832). 
Hully, James (Aug. 9, 1822 -Xmas. 1825). 
Hunloke, James, son of Sir Henry Hunloke, Bart. (March 16, 

1802 -May, 1803). 
Hurley, Francis (Sep. 1863 - Mid. 1865) ; killed in Dublin, from 

falling off a car, Dec. 10, 1873. 
Hurst, John (July 16, 1858 - Mid. 1861). 
Husband, Edward, M.A. (Jan. 8, 1870 - Jan. 25, 1870). 

(in Divinity). 

Huthwaite, Charles (Aug. 25, 1862 - Mid. 1867). 

Hutton, James (Jan. 30, 1809- Aug. 1810). 

Hyde, Frederick (Sep. n, 1805 -Xmas. 1805). 

Hyde, Josue, br. of above (Sep. n, 1805 -Xmas. 1805). 

Hyde, John (Aug. 28, 1839 -Jan. 1840). 

Hynes, Alfred Mortimer (Aug. 22, 1859 -Feb. 1860). 

Irribarren, Florentine (Jan. 8, 1883 -Xmas. 1883). 

Irwin, Richard (Sep. i, 1848 -Xmas. 1851). 

Iturbe, Victoriano (Dec. 15, 1842 -April, 1844). 

Jackson, Thomas (April 15, 1857 -Xmas. 1858). 

Jackson, John (April 15, 1857 -Mid. 1860). 

Jackson, Henry (Sep. 1866 -Sep. 20, 1866) (in Divinity). 

Jackson, George (Sep. 21, 1876- Mid. 1877). 

Jackson, Wilfrid Austin (Sep. 25, 1882 -Mid. 1884). 

Jackson, Gerald (Jan. 21, 1886- ) (in Divinity). 

Jaillet, Michael (Feb. 7, 1807 -June 1809). 

James, George (Sep. 12, i88i-Mid. 1884). 

Jefferies, Charles (1829-1838) (in Divinity); returned as 
Professor, Aug., 1856, and remained till his death, Feb. 7, 1870. 

Jefferson, John (Aug. 14, 1826 -Mid. 1827). 
Jeffery, Joseph (Mid. 1828- ). 


Jerningham, John (July 21, 1826 -Mid. 1829); died in 1838. 
Jerningham, James (Sep. 4, 1829 -Xmas. 1833), an Officer in 

the Army ; m. Sophia, d. of Sir William Murray, Bart., of Clermont ; 
died Aug. 22, 1848. 

[The two last mentioned were the sons of Edward Jerningham, Esq., 
of Painswick, who married Emily Middleton, and who was brother 
to Sir George Jerningham, after.wards Baron Stafford.] 

Jerningham, Adolphus (Aug. 15, 1856 -Mid. 1858), son of 

Frederick Jerningham, Esq., nephew of Sir George Jerningham, 
afterwards Baron Stafford ; m. Matilda, d. of William Felix Riley,Esq. 

Jennings, John (Sep. 1 8, 1882- ) (in Divinity). 
Jerrard, George (Jan. 1862 -Mid. 1863). 
Johnson, A. Hanchette (Jan. 15, 1879 - Xmas 1880) 
(in Divinity). 

Johnston, James (Sep. 15, 1874- Xmas. 1877). 

Jolliffe, Francis (Sep. 29, 1856 - Mid. 1857). 

Jones, J. Fitzwilliam (April 24, 1809 -Sep. 1809). 

Jones, Herbert, fourth son of John Jones, Esq., of Llanarth 

(Aug. 27, 1839 -Mid. 1842). 

Jones, Henry F. (Sep. 6, 1871 - Mid. 1872) (in Divinity). 
Jorge, David (Sep. 9, 1853 -Mid. 1854). 
Jorge, Joseph, br. of above (Sep. n, 1854- April 1855). 
Jorge, Acurcio, br. of above (Sep. n, 1854 -Jan. 1857). 
Jorge, Honorato, br. of above (Sep. IT, 1854 -Jan. 1857). 
Jorrin, Albert (May 5, 1869 - May 17, 1869). 
Jorrin, , br. of above (May 5, 1869 -May 17, 1869). 
Joyau, Louis (Aug. 28, 1841 -Mid. 1844). 
Joyau, Jules, br. of above (Aug. 28, 1841 -Mid. 1846). 
Joyau, Austerlitz (Sep. 3, 1842 - Oct. 1847). 

Joyce, Walter, of Corgary (May 13, 1813 -Mid. 1819); m. 

Christina, d. of John Kelly, Esq. ; died Feb. 18, 1871. 
Joyce, Thomas, J.P., of Rahasane (Sep. 26, 1829 -Mid. 1831), 

son of Walter Joyce, Esq., of Corgaiy ; High Sheriff 1852 ; m. 

Julia Francis Bisshopp. 

Joyce, William, son of Thomas Joyce, Esq., of Rahasane (Aug. 
21, 1856 - Mid. 1863) ; 4th Dragoon Guards. 

Joyce, Thomas, br. of above (Sep. 10, 1858 - Mid. 1863). 
Joyce, Frederick, br. of above (Jan. 22, 1863 -Mid. 1863). 

Joyce, Pierce, son of Pierce Joyce, Esq, of Merone (Aug. 12, 
1856 - Mid. 1860) ; m. Selina, d. of Charles George Mahon, Esq. 


Joyce, Walter, br of above (Aug. 20, 1859 -Mid. 1860). 
Joyes, John (Aug. 29, 183 7 -Mid. 1840). 
Kane, George (Oct. 15, 1878 - Xmas. 1878). 
Kealey, James (Feb. 21, 1838 -Xmas. 1839). 
Kearney, Patrick (Sep. 14, 1809- June, 1814). 
Kearney, John (Jan. 28, 1854 -Mid. 1858). 

Kearney, James, br. of above (Jan. 28, 1854), died at Oscott 
April 22, 1856. 

Kearney, Matthew (Jan. 17, 1870 - Mid. 1871) ; died May 30, 

Keating, George (Aug. 17, 1815 -June, 1820). 

Keating, Samuel (Feb. 9, 1865 - Mid. 1867). 

Keating, Rev. Vincent (Sep. 14, 1885 - ) (in Divinity). 

Keenan, Charles (Oct. 14, 1832 -Mid. 1835). 

Keenan, John (Nov. 7, 1840 -Mid. 1841). 

Kelly, John (Jan. 20, 1812 -Mid. 1814). 

Kelly, Edward (Jan. 20, 1812 -Mid. 1814). 

Kelly, William (Aug. 31, 1812 -Mid. 1816). 

Kelly, John (May 23, 1823 -Mid. 1829) 

Kelly, Louis (Sep. 5, 1855 -Mid. 1856). 

Kelly, Peter (Jan. 1862 - Mid. 1864). 

Kelly, John (Jan, 23, 1868 -Xmas. 1869). 

Kelly, Edward Farrell (Sep. 18, 1882 - Mid. 1883) ; Matric. 

Lond. Univ. 1883 ; Degree in Lower Tripos, Cambridge, 1887. 
Kenna, Patrick (Jan. 1841 -April 1842). 
Kennedy, John (Sep. 7, 1806 -Mid. 1808). 
Kenney, Ignatius Plunkett (Sep. 27, 1877 -Mid. 1879). 

Kent, William Charles Mark (Feb. 13, 1838 -Xmas. 1838), 
son of W. Kent, R.N. 

Keogh, Michael (Aug. 19, 1835 -Mid. 1836). 

Keogh, William, son of Right Hon. Justice Keogh (Aug. 20, 
1858 -April 1860). 

Keogh, Joseph (Jan. 21, 1873- April l8 77)- 
Keogh, George, br. of above (Jan. 21, 1873 -Mid. 1877). 
Keogh, Arthur, br. of above (Sep. 17, 1876 -Mid. 1878). 
Kilkelly, James (Nov. 19, 1840 -Nov. 1841). 
Kimbell, Henry, M.D. (Aug. 18, 1830 -Xmas. 1835). 


Kirby, Lawrence Daniel, B.A. (June 15, 1857 -Mid. 1859); 
Barrister-at-Law ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1860, ist in Chem. ; B.A. 
1866 ; died Nov. 2, 1880. 

Kirk, John (Aug. 12, 1811) ; died at Oscott, Dec. 29, 1816. 

Kirk, Thomas (June i, 1815 - Mid. 1818). 

Kirk, John (Aug. 7, 1844 -Mid. 1847) (Aug. 1856 -March 

Kirwan, Robert (Jan. 15, 1838 -Xmas. 1840). 

Knapp, Henry (Aug. 24, 1813 -Mid. 1816). 

Knight, Arnold More (Jan. 15, 1833 -Mid. 1839); Matric. 
Lond. Univ. 1839 ; Good Conduct Medal 1839 ; served in the 
Sutlej campaign of 1845-46 with the i6th Lancers, and was 
present at the affair of Buddeewall and in the battles of Aliwal and 
Sobraon (medal and clasps) ; served subsequently in the Kafir war 
of 1847 with the 7tb Dragoon Guards, when he commanded the 
cavalry escort of his Excellency Sir Harry Smith, Commander-in- 
Chief; again, during the Kafir war of 1851-53, with the Cape 
Mounted Rifles, including the action of Berea ; was twice men- 
tioned in general orders and despatches ; finally served again on 
the staff of Sir Harry Smith, and subsequently on that of his 
successor, Sir George Cathcart. 

Knight, Alexander (Jan. 15, 1833 -Mid. 1840); Lieut.-Colonel 

3rd Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment. 
Knight, William Caley (Jan. 19, i837-Xmas. 1841) ; died Jan. 

13, 1852. 
[ The three last mentioned, with their brothers, Bishop Knight, Rev. 

Thomas Knight, S.J., and Rev. Arthur Knight, S.J., were sons of Sir 

Arnold Knight, Kt] 

Knight, James (Aug. 10, 1838 -Mid. 1839). 

Knight, Francis (Aug. 10, 183 8 -Mid. 1840). 

Knight, Thomas (Aug. 19, 1839 -Mid. 1840). 

Kopke, Henry (Aug. 22, 1862 - March 1863). 

Labayen, Francis (Sep. 9, 1878 -Mid. 1880). 

Labayen, Jules, br. of above (Sep. 9, 1878 -Mid. 1880). 

La Cave, Louis (June 12, 1865 -Mid. 1866). 

Lalor, John (Aug. 21, 1839 -Mid. 1840), son of Thomas 

Edmund Lalor, Esq., of Gregg ; I2th Infantry ; died Nov. II, 1850. 

Lalor, Nicholas, br. of above (Aug. 21, 1839 -Mid. 1842); 
died Oct. 18, 1848. 

Lalor, Richard O'Gorman (March 29, 1871 -Jan. 1877); 
Matric. Lond. Univ., 1876. 

Lalor, James, br. of above (Sep. 16, 1876 -Mid. 1878). 


Lalor, George Power, of Long Orchard, son of Edmund Power 
Lalor, Esq., of Long Orchard, b. 1864 (Jan. 16, 1879 - May 1882) 
(Jan. 1883 - Xmas. 1883). 

Lamarao, Antonio (July 20, 1857 - Mid. 1859). 

Lamb, William Wentworth (Sep. 12, 1843 -Mid. I ^45), son of 
Joseph Lamb, Esq. , of West Denton, b. 1830; late Captain 7th 
Dragoon Guards ; died Nov. 24, 1876. 

Lance, Adrian (Oct. 18, 1870 -Mid. 1871). 

Lance, Philip, br. of above (Oct. 18, 1870 -Mid. 1871). 

Lane, George (Aug. 13, 1811 -March 1815). 

Lanigan, Stephen (Sep. 18, 1856- Mid. 1857). 

Lanigan, Charles, br. of above (Sep. 18, 1856 -Mid. 1857). 

Larios, Carlos (Aug. 4, 1828- Mid. 1831). 

Larios, Pablo, br. of above (Aug. 4, 1828 -Mid. 1831) ; died 
April 1 6, 1879. 

Larios, Richard, br. of above (Aug. 4, 1828 -Mid. 1831). 
Larkin, Felix (1828). 

Larrea, Manuel (Oct. 23, 1873 -Mid. 1875). 
Lassaletta, Francis (Sep. 1868 -Mid. 1869). 

Latham, Thomas (Aug. 15, 1796- Dec. 1801) ; died April 5, 


Laubenque, Henry (Oct. i, 1883 -Xmas. 1884). 
Lauda, Charles (Feb. 18, 1850 -Mid. 1852). 
Law, George (Aug. 15, 1847 -Mid. 1848). 

Law, Frederick (Nov. 15, 1851 -Xmas. 1853); Com. R.N ; 
son of the Hon. William Towry Law, br. of the 2nd Baron Ellen- 
borough, b. 1841 ; married Charlotte Margaret Crawford. 

Law, Victor Edward, br. of above, b. 1842 (Nov. 15, 1851- 
Mid 1858) ; Lieut. -Col. Madras Light Cavalry ; m., ist. Mary 
Elizabeth Bowdon ; andly, Helen Florence, d. of the Hon. J. W. 
Crawford, Lieut-Governor of Ontario ; 3rd class Political Agent ; 
Political Officer with the ex- Ameer Yakoob Khan. 

Law, Ernest P., B.A., br. of above, b. 1854 (Sep. 1864 -Mid. 
1872); Barrister-at-Law ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1872; Intermed. 
Arts, 1873 ; 1st in 2nd Class in French; B.A., 1874; 2nd in 3rd 
Class in Logic, &c. 

Law, William Algernon, br. of above, b. 1856 (Sep. 6, 1876- 
Mid. 1874) ; m. Constance, d. of Chancellor Bagot, Dec. 22. 1885. 

Lawler, James (Jan. 16, 1841 -Mid. 1841). 


Lawlor, Denys Shyne, J.P., High Sheriff, 1840 (Sep. 4, 1825 - 

Mid. 1828), son of the late Denis Shyne, Esq.. of Killarney ; b. 1808 ; 

m., ist, Isabella Huddleston ; 2ndly, Alice Mary Riley ; died Oct. 

17, 1887. 
Lawlor, Denys Alexander Shyne, son of above, b. 1843 (Sep. 

9, 1 854 -Mid. 1860). 

Leadbitter, Graham (April 20, 1841 -Mid. 1844). 

Leahy, Daniel (Sep. 18, 1813- Mid. 1815). 

Leahy, Daniel, D.L., K.S.G. (Aug. 13, 1844 -Xmas. 1848). 

Leahy, Edmund (Aug. 13, 1844- Mid. 1845); died Jan. 25, 


Leahy, Daniel (Sep. 1876-1880) (Sep. 1882 -Xmas. 1883). 
Leake, John (Aug. 7, 1840 -Mid. 1846). 
Lecesne, Jules (Nov. 13, 1833 -Mid. 1836). 
Lecesne, Victor (Sep. 13, 1842 -Mid. 1843). 
Lecesne, Jules (Feb. 10, 1871 -Oct. 1871). 
Leconte, Louis (Jan. 18, 1851 -Aug. 1881). 
Lee, Thomas (Jan. 1845 - March 1848). 

Leese, William Willott (Sep. 5, 1866 -Mid. 1870); Matric. 
Lond. Univ., 1868. 

Leidig, William (Sep. 19, 1882 - Mid. 1883). 

Leidig, George (Sept. 12, 1879 - ) ; Public Man from Sep. to 

Dec,, 1885 (in Divinity). 
Leigh, William, of Woodchester Park (April 30, 1844 -April 

1848), m. Mary Victoria Jarrett. 

Leigh, Henry Vincent, son of above (April 17, 1882 - Mid. 
1885) (Jan. i886-April 1887) {Sep. 1887 - ). 

Leigh, Bertrand (Sep. 12, i88i-Mid. 1887). 

Lemoine, Auguste (May 3, 1856 -Xmas. 1856). 

Lemoine, Anastase (Aug. 16, 1862 -Mid. 1863). 

Lennon, Patrick (Sep. 7, 1841 -Mid. 1846). 

Leonard, Horatio (Jan. 23, 1839), remained but a short time. 

Lepee, Henry (Oct. 21, 1870- Oct. 1871). 

Le Quellec, Joseph (Sep. 10, 1878 -Mid. 1880). 

Le Quellec, Maurice, br. of above (Oct. 21, i876-Mid. 1880). 

Lescher, Arthur (Feb. 12, 1852- Mid. 1852). 



Leslie, John Edward (Sep. 4, 1829 -Mid. 1833), son of Ernest 
Leslie, an Officer in the Austrian Service : b. 1820 ; 24th Baron of 
Balquhain ; died Aug. 19, 1844). 

Leslie, Charles Stephen, J.P., D.L., son of Col. Charles Leslie, 
K.H., b. 1832 (April 23, 1844 -Oct. 1847), 27th Baron of Balquhain. 

Lindsay, Leonard Colin (Sep. 1869 -Xmas. 1875) (Sep. 1877- 
Mid. 1878) ; son of the Hon. Colin Lindsay, br. of the 8th Earl of 
Crawford and Balcarres ; Good Conduct Medal, 1876. 

Linford, Raymond (Sep. 14, 1870 -Mid. 1876). 
Lisboa, Emmanuel (June 22, 1809- Jan. 1811). 
Livesley, J. (Jan. 1849 -Xmas. 1849) (in Divinity). 
Lloyd, John (Aug. 12, 1835-001. 1837). 
Lloyd, Howell W. (Sep. 1848 -Xmas. 1848). 
Lloyd, Edward (Jan 24, 1850 - Mid. 1850). 
Lloyd, Thomas (Aug. 1858 -Mid. 1859). 
Lloyd, Edward W. (Sep. 10, 1863- Xmas. 1866). 
Lockley, Thomas (Aug. 1834 -Mid. 1836). 
Lonergan, Eustace Barren (Aug. n, 1857 - Xmas 1861); 
died June 28, 1877. 

Lonergan, Frederick, br. of above (Aug. 23, 1858 -Nov. 1862). 
Lonergan, Alfred, br. of above (Aug. 22, 185 9 -Xmas. 1862). 
Lonergan, Ernest (Nov. 10, 1870 -Xmas. 1871). 
Lonergan, Arthur (Jan. 23, 1874 -April 1874). 
Longueville,, Reginald (Sep. 8, 1879 - Mid. 1883), son of 

Thomas Longueville, Esq., of Llanforda Hall. 
Lott, Harry (May 21, 1870 -Mid. 1870). 
Loughnan, James (Jan. 9, 1837 -Mid. 1841). 
Loures, Angelo (June 13, 1854 -Nov. 1854). 
Luzarraga, Manuel (Oct. 12, 1884- 1886). 
Luzarraga, Eustace, br. of above (Oct. 12, 1884 -Mid. 1885). 
Lynch-Staunton, George, of Clydagh, J.P., D.L., b. 1798 

(July 4, 1807 -Mid. 1808) (Aug. i8n-Jan. 1813), son of Mark 
Lynch, Esq., of Duras, took the name of Staunton on succeeding to 
his cousin's estate in 1859, m. Sarah Jane Hardwick ; died April 4, 

Lynch-Staunton, Marcus, son of George Lynch-Staunton, 
Esq., of Clydagh, b. 1826 (Dec. 5. 1839 -Xmas. 1844 ; m. Horatia 
Rush worth. 


Lynch-Staunton, Francis, son of George Lynch-Staunton, 
Esq. (Aug. 1844- Mid. 1845), m - Victorie, d. of G. Corbet, Esq. of 
Kingston, West Canada. 

Lynch-Staunton, Richard, son of George Lynch-Staunton, 
Esq., b. 1846 (Oct. 1859 - Mid. 1863). 

Lynch-Staunton, Charles, son of Marcus Lynch-Staunton, 
Esq.. b. 1855 (April 18, 1867- Xmas. 1871). 

Lynch, Mark (Sep. 15, 1833 -Mid. 1839). 

Lynch, Mark Wilson, B.A., of Christ Ch., Oxford (April 28, 
1877 - Mid. 1883), son of John Wilson Lynch, Esq , of Renmore ; 
Matric. Lond. Univ., 1883, 46th in Honours : Good Conduct Medal. 

Lynch, Thomas Wilson, br. of above (Sep. 14, 1880 - April 

Lynch, William Wilson, br. of above (Jan. 23, 1883 -April 

Lynch, James (Sep. 14, 1807 -Mid. 1808) (May 181 1 - July 


Lynch, Andrew (Nov. 3, i8io-Nov. 1811). 
Lynch, Nicholas (Sep. 20, 1813- Mid. 1818). 
Lynch, Thomas (Aug. u, 1816 -May 1820). 
Lynch, Patrick (Feb. 14, 1829 -Xmas. 1830). 
Lynch, George (Aug. 9, 1834 -Mid. 1836). 
Lynch, William (Aug. 9, 1834 -May 1839). 
Lynch, Lewis (Aug. 9, 1834- Mid. 1837). 
Lynch, Edward (Aug. 12, 1835 -Mid. 1838). 
Lynch, Charles (Aug. 12, 1835 -Mid. 1840). 

[The five last mentioned were brothers ] 

Lynch, Henry (Feb. 22, 1837 -Xmas. 1840); died July 10, 

Lynch, James (Dec. 2, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 
Lynch, Anthony (Aug. 29, 1843 -Mid. 1848). 
Lynch, John (Aug. 29, 1843 - Mid. 1848). 

[ The two last mentioned were from Nile Lodge, Galway.j 
Lynch, John Breen, son of Joseph Lynch, Esq., of Roebuck 
House (Sep. 1854 - March 1856). 

Lynch, James Henry, son of J. M. Lynch, Esq., of Whiteleas 
(Oct. 8. 1855 - Mid. 1859) ; Public Man, Aug. - Dec. 1858. 

Lynch, Thomas B., son of the Rt. Hon. Judge Lynch (Sep. 29. 
1867 - Mid. 1872). 


Lynch, George Philip (Sep. 18, 1874- Mid. 1879) (May 1882, 
for a few weeks). 

Lynch, Henry Lambert (Sep. u, 1878- Feb. 3, 1880). 

Lynch, Francis Philip (Dec. 31, 1878 -March 27, 1881); died 

Sep. 5, 1887. 
[The three last mentioned were sons of P. Lambert Lynch, Esq., and 

were nearly related to the Talbots of Castle Talbot.] 
Lyons, Edward, son of James Denis Lyons, of Croome House ; 

b. 1836 (Oct. 31, 1850 - Mid. 1855) ; Lieut.-Col. Royal Artillery ; m. 

Alice Smith. 
Lyons, George, son of Francis Lyons, Esq., of Cork (Sep. 29, 

1859 -Mid. 1861). 
McCan, Francis, of New Park, Cashel (March 8, 1859 -Mid. 

1866) ; Public Man, Sep. 1864 -Jan. 1866 ; Good Conduct Medal, 

McCan, Joseph, br. of above (Sep. i, 1862 -Mid. 1871); 

Public Man May-July, 1870, and Jan. - May, 1871; died Jan. 3, 


McCarthy, Washington (Nov. 26, 1808 -Sep. 1810). 
McCarthy, Francis, br. of above (Nov. 26, 1808 -Nov. 1810), 

McCarthy, Alexander (Sep. 26, 1810 - Xmas. 1810) (Oct. 

1811 -May, 1814). 

McCarthy, Florence (April 18, 1813 -May, 1814). 
McCarthy, David, br. of above (April 18, 1813 -May, 1814). 
McCarthy, William (April 19, 1826 -April, 1827). 
McCarthy, Geoffry (Feb. ^, 1828 -Feb. 1829). 
McCarthy, James (Oct. 19, 1834 -Mid. 1838). 

McCarthy, Florence (Jan. 31, i86i-Mid. 1863); died July 

14, 1879. 
McCarthy, Gerald, br. of above (Jan. 31, 1861 -Xmas. 1864); 

died March 19, 1875. 

McCarthy, Alexander (Oct. u, 1884 -Mid. 1886). 
McClement, Rev. Frederick (Jan. 29, 1883 - July, 1883) 

(Sep. 1886 in Divinity - ). 
McClement, Richard (Jan. 29, 1883- April 1884) (Sep. 1887- 

April 1888). 
McCrohon, John, son of General McCrohon (Sep. 18, i855_- 

Mid. 1859). 

McDonnell, Randal (Oct. 24, 1833 -Mid 1837). 
McDonnell, Randal Henry (Oct. 8, 1835 -Mid. 1837;. 


McDonnell, Francis (April 13, 1839 -Mid. 1842); Lieut-Col. 

Royal Monmouthshire Engineer Militia ; m. Miss Daly, of Dun- 


McDonnell, Richard (March 24, 1857 -Nov. 1860). 
McElmail, Frederick (Sep. 12, 1881 -Dec. 1881). 
McEvoy, Henry (Sep. 7, 1837 -Mid. 1842). 
McEvoy, William (Jan. 18, 1841 -Sep. 1846). 
McGrath, Leonard William (Nov. 9, 1820 -Xmas. 1825). 
Machell, Rev. George (Sep. 28, 1880 -Mid. 1883); Public 

Man, Sep. 1882 -July, 1883. 

Mackall, Henry P. (Nov. 27, 1878 - Xmas. 1878) (in Divinity). 
Mackenzie, Ronald (Sep. 17, 1877 -Mid. 1878). 
Mackey, Edward (Aug. 1822 -Mid. 1825); taught drawing 

from 1830 till his death, July 22, 1871. 
Mackey, Edward, M.D., M.R.C.S., M.R.C.P.E., son of above 

(Aug. 14, 1855 - March, 1859) ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1861 ; 3rd in 

Classics; Prel. Sci., 1862; Intermed. Med., 1863; M.B., 1867; 

M.D. Logic only, 1872 ; M.D. Medicine. 1874 ; Medallist of Queen's 

College, Birmingham ; m. Blanche, d. of H. A. Fry. Esq., of 


McLarney, Patrick (Sep. 3, 1860 -Xmas. 1862) (in Divinity). 
McLaughlin, Henry(Aug. 12, i85i-Mid. 1855) (in Divinity). 

McManus, Christopher (Aug. 22, 1823 - Mid. 1830); died 

Dec. 19, 1834. 

McManus, Thomas (Aug. 22, 1823 -Mid. 1831). 
McManus, Bernard (Aug. 22, 1823- April 1830). 
McManus, Joseph (Aug. 18", 1830 -Mid. 1833). 
McManus, Charles (Sep. 12, 1832 -Mid. 1833). 
MacMullen, Frederick (Jan. 20, 1858 -Mid. 1859). 

McNab, John Charles (March 21, 1863 -Mid. 1866), Matric. 

Lond. Univ., 1866. 

McNab, Joseph, br. of above (Sep. 6, 1866 - March 1868). 
McNamara, John (Sep. 23, 1808 -Mid. 1809). 
McNamara, John (Sep. 10, iS8i - Mid. 1887). 

McNamara, James, br. of above (Sep. 10, 1881 - Mid. 1887), 

Good Conduct Medal, 1887. 

McNamara, William, br of above (Sep. 14, i886-Xmas. 1887). 
McNeale, Mark (June u, 1804 -Xmas. 1804), 
McNevin, Thomas (Sep. 14, 1827 - Xmas. 1830). 


McNevin, Richard (Aug. 25, 1829 -March 1832). 

McNevin, Daniel (Aug. 15, 1835 -Mid 1836). 

McNolty, Peter (Aug. 22, 1836 -Mid. 1838). 

McTavish, Alexander (Oct. 4, 1841 - Mid. 1845). 

McVey, Rev. Thomas (Sep. 8, 1871 - 1874) (in Divinity). 

Magee, Edward (Sep. n, 1876 -Xmas. 1880). 

Magee, Charles, br. of above (Sep. n, 1876 -Mid. 1882). 

Magee, George, br. of above (Jan. 17, 1881 - Mid. 1884). 

Magee, Frederick, br. of above (Jan. 17, 1881 -Mid. 1884). 

Magrath, Ivan (Sep. 19, 1887- ). 

Magrath, Gerald, br. of above (Sep. 19, 1887 - ). 

Maguire, Thomas (Aug. 16, 1841 - Mid. 1848). 

Maguire, Angus (Sep. 15, 1884- ). 

Mahon, William (Sep. 10, 1842 -Xmas. 1844). 

Mahon, Charles br. of above (Sep. 10, 1842 - March 1846). 

Mahony, John (Sep. 20, 1846 -Mid. 1858). 

Mainfroy, Leon (April 14, 1857 -Nov. 1857). 

Mallac, Augustus (Oct. 6, 1842- Mid. 1843). 

Mallac, Albert, br. of above (Oct. 6, 1842 -Feb. 1843). 

Mandy, Henry (Jan 12, 1864 -Mid. 1867). 

Mandy, Frederick, br. of above (Jan. 12, 1864 -Xmas. 1867). 

Mandy, George (Jan. 12, 1864- Xmas. 1864). 

Mandy, Francis, br. of George (Jan. 12, 1864 -Xmas. 1867); 
served as a Papal Zouave in the Italian campaign. 

Manley, William (Sep., 1870 -Mid. 1874) (April, 1876 -Mid. 


Manley, Marmaduke, br. of above (Sep. 14, 1878 - Mid. 1879). 
Manners, John (Jan. 23, 1873 -Mid. 1877). 
Mannock, Walter, son of Patrick Mannock, Esq. of Clifford's 

Hall ; b. 1826 (Sep. 7, 1837 - Xmas. 1840). 
Mansfield, Alexander, son of John Mansfield, Esq., of Balli- 

namultina ; b. 1786 (July 29, 1797 - Mid. 1804); m Paulina, d. of 

Patrick Lattin, Esq.. of Morristown Lattin ; died July 1st, 1842. 

Mansfield, Walter, br of above; b. 1788 (July 29, 1797- 
Feb. 1804) ; m. Frances, d of Qwen MclJermott, Esq. ; died in 1849. 

Mansfield, George Patrick, of Morristown Lattin, eldest son 
of Alexander Mansfield, Esq. ; b. 1820 ; J.P.. D.L , High Sheriff 
1851 (Nov. 26, 1837 - Mid. 1841) ; m. Mary Frances, d. of George 
liourke O'Kelly, Esq. 


Mansfield, Alexander John, second son of Alexander Mans- 
field: Esq. (Sep. II, 1840- Mid. 1843) ; Barrister-at-Iaw ; m. Maria, 
d. of Sir John Howley ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1842. 

Mansfield, William, hr. of above (Aug. 24, 1841 - Nov. 1845) ; 
Capt. 44th Regt. ; died of wounds received before Sebastopol June 
28, 1855. 

Marenco, Antonio (July n, 1871 - Xmas. 1872). 

Marron, Ciriaco (Sep. 6, 1867 - Mid. 1869). 

Marsh, John (Feb. 20, 1831 - Feb. 1834). 

Marshall, Frederick (Oct. 9, 1877 - Mid. 1879). 

Martin, Patrick (March 13, 1838 -Xmas. 1844). 

Martin, Juan (March 12, 1845 -Oct. 1849). 

Martin, Miguel, br. of above (March 12, 1845 - Mid. 1848). 

Martin, John, B.A. (Sep. 1868 -Mid. 1874). 

Martin, Thomas (Sep. 17, i876-Mid. 1882). 

Martin, Richard (Sep. 20, 1880 -Nov. 1884). 

Martin, Francis (Sep. 26, 1882 -Mid. 1888), Good Conduct 

Medal, 1888. 
Martin, Charles (Sep. 15, 1885- ). 

[The five last mentioned are sons of the late Thomas Martin, Esq., of 
Dublin, and nephews of Sir Richard Martin, Bart.] 

Martin, Ernest Sydney (Oct. 20, 1885 - Mid. 1887) (June 1888-). 
Martin, Harold (Oct. 20, 1885 -Mid. 1887) (June 1888- ). 
Martinez, Manuel (Aug. 24, 1841 -Mid. 1843). 
Martinez, Valentine, br. of above (Aug. 24, 1841 -Mid. 1843). 
Martyn, John (Jan. 25, 1856- April 1858) ; died in 1858. 
Maskell, William (Aug. 10, 1850 -Mid. 1855). 

Maskell, Stuart Eaton (Aug. 16, 1852 - Mid. 1860) ; m. Agnes, 

d. of Thomas Abdy Fellowes, Esq. 

Maskell, John (April 19, 1866 -Xmas. 1866) (in Divinity). 
Masson, Edward (Jan. 20, 1842 -Feb. 1846). 
Masterson, John (Nov. 2, 1797 -June, 1802). 
Masterson, Richard, br. of above (Nov. 2, 1797 -Oct. 1801). 

Mathew, Charles (April 26, 1881 - Mid. 1883), son of Judge 
Mathew, of India. 

Matthews, James (Aug. 13, 1853 -June, 1856). 

Maxwell-Stuart, Herbert (May 31, 1865- Mid. 1871), eldest 
son of the Hon. Henry Maxwell-Stuart, of Traquair Castle, br. of 
the I3th Baron Henries. 


Maxwell-Stuart, Edmund, br. of above (Sep. 1870 -Xmas. 
1875) ; Public Man, April -July, 1875 ; m. Hon. Mary Maxwell, d. 
of I3th Baron Herries. 

Mayans, Louis (March 23, 1859 - Mid. 1861). 

Maycock, Bernard (Sep. 9, 1878 -Mid. 1884); Matric. Lond. 
Univ., 1885. 

Meade, Rev. Joseph (Jan. 1856 - Oct. 1857). 
Meecham, George (Feb. n, iSn - Mid 1814). 
Meehan, Mansell (Sep. 3, 1812 -Mid. 1814). 
Meehan, James (April 8, 1856 - Mid. 1858). 
Mello, Peter (Aug. 12, 1809 -Mid. 1815). 

Merefield, John Stanislaus (Sep. 5, 1866 -Xmas. 1870) ; Mat. 
Lond. Univ., 1868. 

Meynell, Thomas (Nov. 28, 1840 -Mid. 1845). 
Michael, Edward (Aug. 23, 1862 -April, 1864). 

Michette, Francis (Feb. 4, 1817 -Xmas. 1822) : died July 14, 


Middleton, Lionel (Sep. 15, 1884 -Oct. 1885). 
Miller, James (Jan. 1865 - Mid. 1865). 
Miller, Frederick (Sep. 17, 1884- ). 
Miller, Ernest, br. of above (April 10, 1888- ). 
Minhear, William (Oct. 16, 1848 -Mid. 1849). 
Miranda, Antonio (Oct. 4, 1858 -Mid. 1862). 
Miranda, Gabriel (Aug. 28, 1861 - Mid. 1862). 
Mitchell, Robert (Sep. i, 1845 - Mid. 1846). 
Mivart, St. George (Oct. 21, 1844 - Mid. 1846), Ph. U., M.D., 

F.R.S., V.P.Z.S., F.Z.S. ; Corresponding Member of the Academy 
of Natural Sciences. Philadelphia ; Lecturer on Zoology and Com- 
parative Anatomy at St. Mary's Hospital ; Memb. of Counc. of 
Linnaean Soc. 

Molloy, Philip (June 2, 1804 -Sep. 1809). 

Molloy, Robert, br. of above (June 2, 1804- June, 1807). 

Molloy, John (Aug. i, 1819 -Mid. 1826). 

Molloy, Edward (Oct 10, 1819 -Nov. 1821). 

Molloy, Charles (Sep. 6, 1824 -Mid. 1828). 

Molloy, William (Sep. 18, 1827 - Mid. 1828). 

Moloney, David, Rev. (Feb. 17, 1888- ) (in Divinity). 

Mondelet, Arthur (Jan. 20, 1842 - Mid. 1846). 


Montis, Raphael (Jan. 18, 1866 -Mid. 1866). 
Moody, Henry (Jan. 1862 - Mid. 1867). 
Moody, Charles (April 1865 - Mid. 1874). 
Moody, Edward (April 1869 -Mid. 1876). 

[These three are sons of Robert Moody, Esq. , of Little Malvern.] 
Mooney, William (Aug. 17, i84o-Xmas. 1840). 
Mooney, James, br. of above (Aug. 17, 1840 - Mid. 1841). 
Moorat, John (Jan. 25, 1842 -Mid. 1848). 
Moorat, Edward, br. of above (Jan. 25, 1842 - Mid 1848). 

Moore, George Henry, J.P., D.L., son of George Moore, 

Esq , of Moore Hall ; b. 1808 (Sep. 13, 1820 - Dec. 1827) ; M.P. 

for co. Mayo ; m. Mary, d, of Maurice Blake, Esq. ; died April 19, 

Moore, John, br. of above; b. 1812 (Sep. 13, 1820 -Mid. 

1823) ; died 1829. 

Moore, Augustus, br. of above; b. 1817 (Oct. 16, 1827 -Mid. 

1830); died 1845. 
Moore, George Augustus, eldest son of George Henry Moore, 

Esq. ; b. 1852 (Sep. 1861 - Mid. 1868). 
Moore, Maurice, second son of George Henry Moore, Esq. ; 

b. 1853 (Feb. 5, 1865 -Mid. 1869) ; Capt. 88th Regt. ; served with 

his regiment throughout the Kafir War of 1877-78, and the Zulu 

War of 1879; Medal with Clasp. 

Moore, Augustus, third son of George Henry Moore, Esq. ; 
b. 1855 (Oct. 29, 1868 - Mid. 1869). 

Moore, George, younger br. of Very Rev. Dr. Moore 
(Aug. 1832 -Xmas. 1832) ; died Oct. 7, 1876. 

Moore, James Murtha, of Balahide, Queen's Co. (Nov. 3, 
1874- Mid. 1877) ; died Jan. 30, 1878. 

Morales, Joseph (July 27, 1842 -Mid. 1844). 

More, Thomas Metcalfe, of Barnborough Hall (May 7, 1805- 
Mid. 1811) ; died July 28, 1838. 

Moreno, Manuel (Feb. 7, 1842 -Oct. 1843). 

Moreno, Albert, son of above (Sep. 20, 1887 - ). 

Morgan, Thomas (Feb. 17, i8io-Xmas. 1821); died Feb 1821, 

Moriarty, Ambrose (Jan. 29, 1887- ). 

Morphy, John (July 17, 1824- Mid. 1827). 

Morrogh, William Plowden (March 10, 1842 - Mid, 1845). 

Morrogh, Alexander (Aug. 13, 1847 -Mid. 1854). 



Morrogh, James (Aug. 13, 1847 -Mid. 1851). 
Morrogh, Edward (Sep. 22, 1851 -Mid. 1855). 
Mosquera, Alfred (May 29, 1844 -Xmas. 1844). 
Mostyn, Edward br. of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 8th Baronet, b. 1813 

(Sep. 15, 1822 -Mid. 1824), J. P., D.L., Captain late 8th Hussars; 

m. Anastasia, widow of Edward Joseph Smythe, Esq., and d. of 

Sir John Fletcher-Fenton-Boughey, Bart. 

Mostyn, Roger, son of Sir Edward Mostyn, 7th Baronet, 
b. 1840 (Jan. 19, 1856 - Mid. 1857) ; m. Mary, eldest d. of Thomas 
A. Perry, Esq., of Avon Dasset. 

Mostyn, Llewellyn, nephew of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 8th Baronet, 
(Sep. 29, 1870- Mid. 1872) ; Solicitor of Gray's Inn ; died Oct. 26, 

Mostyn, Edward, son of Captain Edward Mostyn; b. 1857 
(Sep. 1869- June 1871) (May 1873 - Mid. 1873) ; m. Cecily, d. of 
John Reginald Talbot, Esq., of Rhode Hill. 

Mostyn, George, son of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 8th Baronet ; b. 

1857 (Sep. 17, 1871 -Xmas. 1874). 
Mostyn, Thomas, son of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 8th Baronet ; 

b. 1859 (April 17, 1871 -Xmas. 1878) ; Public Man. Sep 1877 -July 

Mostyn, Nicholas, son of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 8th Baronet ; b. 

1865 (April 29, 1878 -Mid. 1880). 
Mostyn, Montagu John, Son of the Hon. Montagu Mostyn, 

br. of sixth Baron Vaux, of Harrowden ; b. 1870 (Sep. 14, 1885- 

April 1888). 

Mottet de la Fontaine, Henry Edward (July 21, 1848- 

Xmas. 1849), Colonel Madras Staff Corps ; was present with his 

regiment on field service from the commencement of the disturbances 

in India till Nov. 2nd, 1857. 

Mottet, Gustave (Jan. 16, 1849 -Xmas. 1849). 
Mouchet, Alphonsus (Aug 1844 -Xmas. 1846). 
Moura, Ignatius (Oct. 4, 1852 -March 1855). 
Moya, Nicholas (Sep. 23, 1847 -April 1848). 
Moylan, Richard (April 17, 1809), died at Oscott Jan. 4, 1811. 
Mulligan, Alfred (Sep. 19, 1887 - ). 
Murphy, James, of Ringmahon, J.P., D.L. (March i, 1813- 

Mid. 1814) ; died Nov. 18, 1875. 

Murphy, William, br. of above (March i, 1813 -Mid. 1814). 
Murphy, Joseph, br. of above (March i, 1813 -Mid. 1814). 
Murphy, Edward, br. of above (March i, 1813 -Mid. 1814). 


Murphy, John (July 24, 1814 -Jan. 1817). 
Murphy, Nicholas (Oct. 4, 1841 -Mid. 1842). 

Murphy, Jeremiah J., of Ashton, Cork (Sep. 15, 1846 -Mid. 


Murphy, John (Sep. 1848 -Xmas. 1848). 
Murphy, Edward (Jan. 13, 1858 -Xmas. 1858); Captain 5th 

Dragoon Guards. 

Murphy, Lawrence (Jan. 13, 1858 - Xmas. 1858) ; Captain 4th 
Royal Irish Dragoon Guards. 

Murphy, William H. (Feb. 3, 1864 -Mid. 1867). 

Murphy, Patrick, br. of William H. (Feb. 3, 1864 -Mid. 1867^. 

Murphy, Patrick St. John (Jan. 15, 1858 -Xmas. 1858) (Sep. 
1860 - Mid. 1863). 

Murphy, John (Jan. 23, 1858 - Mid. 1858) (Sep. 4, 1860 - Mid. 

Murphy, Nicholas Daniel (Sep. 8, 1864 - Mid. 1870); Barrister- 


[The three last mentioned were sons of Nicholas Daniel Murphy, Esq., 
M.P. for Cork.] 

Murphy, William (Sep. 4, 1860- Mid. 1862); died Sep. 22, 1865. 
Murphy, Jerome (Feb. 9, 1865 -Mid. 1871). 

[ The two last mentioned were sons of James Murphy, Esq., of Ringmahon. J 
Murphy, Hubert (Sep. 15, 1884 -Xmas. 1886). 
Murphy, Louis (Sep. 15, 1884 -Xmas. 1886). 

These two were sons of Jeremiah J. Murphy, Esq., of Ashton. co. Cork.J 

Murphy, John (Sep. 17, 1886- ), son of John Murphy, Esq., 
of Middleton ; grandson of James Murphy, Esq.. of Ringmahon. 

Myatt, Dominic (Jan. n, 1831 -about 1836) ; for many years 
Procurator of Sedgley Park ; died Feb. 14, 1873. 

Negroni, Vincent (Sep. 13, 1880 -Mid. 1881); died Dec. 6, 

Nevill, Cosmas, son of Charles Nevill, Esq., of Nevill Holt 

(April 7, 1831 - Aug. 1831). 
Nevill, Henry, son of George Henry Nevill, Esq. (Jan. 28, 

1870- Xmas. 1873) ; m. Anne Mary, d. of William Fenwick, Esq. 
New, William (Aug. 13, 1861 -Mid. 1867). 
Newark, William (Sep. 10, 1869 -June 1870) (in Divinity). 

Newdigate, Edward, son of Alfred Newdigate, Esq., M.A. ; 
(Sep. 25. 1877 - Xmas. 1878). 


Newton, Edward (June 4, 1801 - Xmas. 1803). 
Newton, Walter, br. of above (June 4, 1801 - Mid. 1804). 
Nicholas, William (Sep. 1867 -Xmas. 1867). 
Nicholson, Edward (Sep. 1864 - Mid. 1867). 
Nieva, Raphael (Sep. 13, 1860 -Mid. 1862). 
Nightingale, Manby (April 25, 1859 -May 1860). 
Nightingale, George (Aug. 24, 185 8 -Mid. 1860). 
Noel, Frederic (June i8,~i862 -July 1862). 
Noeli, Theodosius (Aug. 4, 1843 -Mid. 1844). 
Nolan, Thomas (Aug. i, 1798 -July 1803). 
Nolan, Thomas (Oct. 29, 1814 -July 1820). 
Nomico, Michael (Sep. 21, 1857 -Feb. 1860). 
Nomico, Peiicles, br. of above (Sep. 21, 1857 -Sep. 1859). 

Northcote, Edward (May 22, 1861); died at Stone Jan. 4, 

Nowlan, Thomas (Jan. 8, 1873 -Mid. 1877). 

Nugent, Percy, br. of Sir Walter Nugent, Bart., of Donore 

(Feb. 18, 1840 -Mid. 1841). 
Nugent, Malachy, second son of the late Earl of Westmeath 

(Aug. 9. 1844 -Mid. 1852) ; Capt. 67th Regt. ; fell in the Chinese 

war, Oct. 20, 1862 ; Matric. Lond. Univ 1852. 
O'Brien, Timothy, son of Sir Timothy O'Brien, Bart., (May i, 

1840 -Jan. 1843); m. Mary, d. of Carew O'Dwyer, Esq.; died 

April 25, 1869. 
O'Brien, John (March 9, 1842 - March 1843) (Jan. 1846 - Mid. 

O'Brien, James, br. of above (March 9, 1842 -March 1843) 

(Jan. 1846 - Mid. 1848). 
O'Brien, Jerome, br. of above (March 9, 1842 -March 1843) 

(Jan. 1846 -Mid. 1847). 
O'Brien, John, son of Sir Timothy O'Brien, Bart. (Sep. 18, 

1845 March 1847); Captain 3Oth Regiment and 3rd Fusiliers; 

died Jan., 1869. 

O'Brien, John (Aug. 16, 1851 -Mid. 1852). 

O'Brien, Rev. James (Sep. 1867), ordained Subdeacon April 

1 1. 1868 ; died at Oscott, Dec. 4, 1868. 
O'Brien, Adolph (Jan. 27, 1875 - Mid - 1879). 
O'Brien, Patrick (Sep. 14, 1885 -Oct. 1885). 
O'Brien, Lucius, br. of above (Sep. 14, 1885 -Oct. 1885). 


O'Callaghan, Richard (Sep. 15, 1884 -July, 1885). 

O'Connell, Morgan John, son of John O'Connell, Esq., of 
Grenagh, and nephew of Daniel O'Connell, Esq., M.P. ; b. 1811 
(April 19, 1826 - Xnias. 1829) ; M.P. for co. Kerry ; m. Mary, d. of 
Charles Bianconi, Esq. ; died July 2, 1875. 

O'Connell, Maurice, br. of above (Sep. 17, 1833), died at 

Oscott Nov. 22, 1836. 

O'Connell, James Donal, son of Dasiel James O'Connell, Esq., 
of Grenagh (Sep. 17, 1874 -Xmas. 1881) ; Lieut. i8th Royal Irish 

O'Connell, Donal, son of Daniel James O'Connell, Esq., of 
Grenagh (Sep. n, 1878 - Mid 1882). 

O'Connell, John, son of John O'Connell, Esq., and great- 
grandson of Daniel O'Connell, Esq., M.P. (Sep. 14, 1886 - ). 

O'Connell, Daniel (Sep. i, 1826 -Mid. 1828). 
O'Connell, Maurice (Sep. i, 1826- Mid. 1829). 
O'Connell, Jeremiah (Oct. 28, 1829 -Xmas. 1831). 
O'Connell, Daniel (Sep. 17, 1879 -Jan. 1860). 
O'Connell, David (Nov. 17, 1883 -Feb. 1884). 
O'Connor, Patrick (April 17, 1809-. Mid. 1811). 
O'Connor, Hugh (July 19, 1811 -Mid. 1818). 
O'Connor, Edmund (Sep. 9, 1848 -Xmas. 1852). 
O'Conor, David Hinchy (Aug. 18, 1822 -Xmas, 1824). 

O'Conor, Charles, J.P, D.L., of Mount -Druid, son of Denis 
O'Conor, Esq., of Mount Druid, b. 1847 (Dec. 3, 1859- Mid. 1867), 
Public Man, Sep. 1866 -July 1867. 

O'Conor, Arthur, son of Arthur O'Conor, Esq., of The Palace, 
Elphin (Oct. 23, 1868 - Xmas. 1870). 

O'Conor, Charles Matthew, br. of above (Jan. 14, 1873- 

Mid. 1874). 

O'Conor, Maurice, br. of above (Jan. 24, 1876 -Mid. 1876) 

(Sep. 1879 - Mid. 1880). 

O'Conor, Charles Hugh, son of the O'Conor Don (May i, 
1886 -Mid. 1886.) 

O'Conor, Thomas (Sep. 19, 1887- ). 
O'Donel, Manus (Sep. 1884 -Xmas. 1884). 
O'Donnell, Thomas (June 8, 1870 -Mid. 1875). 
O'Donnell, Charles, br. of above (June 8, 1870- Mid. 1875) 

(April. 1876 - Mid. 1876). 


O'Donoghue, The, Daniel O'Donoghue of the Glens, son of 
Charles James O'Donoghue of the Glens, b. 1833 (Nov. 29, 1847 - 
Feb. 1851) ; M.P. for Tralee and co Tipperary ; Public Man, Dec. 
1850- Jan. 1851 ; m. Mary, d. of Sir John Ennis, Bart. 

O'Dowd, Edward (Jan. 21, 1856- Xmas. 1856). 
O'Dwyer, Robert (Sep. 13, 1839 - Mid. 1840). 
O'Dwyer, Gillespie, br. of above (Sep. 13, 1839 - Mid. 1840). 
O'Dwyer, Andrew (Oct. i'6, 1851 -Mid. 1853). 
O'Farrell, Daniel (Aug. i, 1798 -Aug. 1804). 
O'Flaherty, Edmund (Sep. 15, 1833 -Mid. 1839). 
O'Gorman, Alexander (Sep. 10, 1842 -Mid. 1843). 
O'Gorman, Nicholas Purcell (April 16, 1858 -Mid. 1858), son 

of Nicholas Smith O'Gorman, Esq., of Bellevue, co. Clare ; Major 
loth Regiment. 

O'Halloran, John (Jan. 1830- April 1830). 
O'Halloran, Launcelot (Oct. 14, 1854 -Mid. 1857). 

O'Kelly, George Lionel, J.P. (Jan. 17, 1844 -Xmas. 1845) ; son 

of Peter de Pentheny O'Kelly, Esq., of Barrettstown. 
O'Leary, John McCarthy, son of John McCarthy O'Leary, Esq., 

of Coomlagane, co. Cork; b. 1840 (Aug. 20, 1851 - Mid. 1855); 

late of the 34th Regiment ; m. La Comtesse Anna de Villegas de 

St. Pierre Jette : died in 1870. 
O'Leary, Denis McCarthy, br. of the above (Dec. i, 1853- 

Mid. 1855) ; m. Frances, d. of J. Rowe. Esq., of Victoria. 
Oliva, Joachim (Oct. 8, 1850 -Mid. 1853). 
Oliveira, Manuel (July 26, 1853 -Mid. 1854). 
Oliveira, Augustus (May 5, 1855 -Feb. 1856). 
Oliver, William (Oct. 2, 1868 -Xmas. 1875). 
Oliver, Joseph, br. of above (Oct. 2, 1868 -Xmas. 1875). 

O'Loghlen, Hugh, son of the Rt Hon. Sir Michael O'Loghlen, 
and brother of Sir Bryan O'Loghlen, present ; b. 1827 
(Jan. 16, 1841 -Mid. 1842) ; died Nov. 19. 1850. 

O'Loghlen, Michael, br. of the above (Aug. 26, 1841 - Xmas. 
1842) ; Member of the Irish Bar. 

O'Loghlen, Patrick (Sep. 13, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 

O'Mahony, Denis (Aug. 14, 1857 -Mid. 1861). 

O'Malley, Charles, Rev. (Oct. 6, 1887 - Feb. 1888) (in 

O'Meagher, William (April 26, i8i8-Mid. 1822). 
O'Mullane, John (June n, 1813 -July 1814). 


O'Mulrenin, Richard (Aug. 16, 1857 - March 1859). 

O'Neill, John (Sep. 21, 1819 -Xmas. 1823). 

O'Neill, Francis, br. of above (Sep. 21, 1819 -Mid. 1824). 

O'Neill, James (Aug. n, 1838 -Mid. 1841;. 

O'Neill, John, br. of above (Aug. n, 1838 - Mid. 1840). 

O'Neill, Charles (Nov. 30, 1847 - May 1848). 

Oneto, Francis (Aug. 12, 1853 -Xmas. 1854). 

Ordonez, Charles (Sep. 20, 1882 -June 1885). 

Ordonez, Gabriel, br. of above (Sep. 20, 1882- June 1885). 

O'Reilly, William (May 22, 1799 -March 1804). 

O'Reilly, John (Feb. n, rSio-Feb. 1814). 

O'Reilly, Francis (Sep. 5, 1812 -Aug. 1817). 

O'Reilly, Richard, eldest son of Richard O'Reilly, Esq., M.D., 

of Sans Souci, (Sep. 3, 1839 - March 1843) ; died July 17, 1870. 
O'Reilly, John, son of Richard O'Reilly, Esq. (Aug. 12, 1846- 

Mid. 1852). 
O'Reilly, Andrew, br. of above (May 3, 1839 - Mid. 1841). 

O'Reilly, Joseph, son of Richard O'Reilly, Esq. (Aug. 12, 
1856 - Mid. 1860) ; m. Fanny, d. of Sir James Power, Bart. 

O'Reilly, Pearce, son of Richard O'Reilly, Esq. (Aug. 12, 

1856 -Mid. 1862); Capt. 66th Regt. ; m. Anastasia Blake; died 

Oct. 12, 1871. 
O'Reilly, Henry, son of Richard O'Reilly, Esq. (Aug. 20, 

1859 -Mid. 1864) ; died April 17, 1867. 
O'Reilly, Richard Pearce, son of Capt. Pearce O'Reilly (April 

15, 1882- ) ; Public Man, Oct. 1887- Mid. 1888. 
O'Reilly, Percy, son of Philip O'Reilly, of Colamber (Sep. 27, 

1887 - March 1888). 

O'Reilly, John (Aug. 12, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 
O'Rorke, Lawrence (Oct. 19, 1848 -Xmas. 1849). 
O'Rorke, Frederick (Oct. 12, 1869 -Mid. 1871). 
O'Rorke, Alexander, br. of above (Oct 12, 1869 -Mid. 1871). 
O'Rorke, Henry, br. of above (Oct. 29, 1869 -Xmas. 1870). 
O'Shea, William (Sep. i, 1850 -Nov. 1855) ; formerly M. P. 

for Clare ; late Capt. i8th Hussars ; m. Katharine, sister of 

Sir Evelyn Wood. 

O'Sullivan, James (Sep. 13, 1824 -Mid. 1826). 
O'Sullivan, Morty (Sep. 9, 1827 - Nov. 1828). 


O'Sullivan, Daniel (Sep. 9, 1827 -Mid. 1831) (April 1834- 
Mid. 1835). 

O'Sullivan, John (April 17, i8 2 8-Xmas. 1828). 
O'Sullivan, Eugene (Dec. 12, 1882 -Mid. 1884). 
O'Sullivan, Vincent, br. of above (Dec. 12, 1882 - Mid. 1884) 

(Oct. 1887 - ). 

O'Sullivan, Percy, br. of above (Oct. 1887- ). 
O'Toole, James (Aug. 17, 1855 -Mid. 1858). 
O'Toole, Joseph, br. of above (Aug. 17, 1855 - Mid. 1858). 
Ozorio, Manuel (a short time in 1861 - ). 
Pacheco, Telemachus (May 7, 1853- Aug. 1856). 
Paez, Raymund (Oct. 17, 1815 -April, 1819). 
Pagliano, John (Sep. 15, 1840 - Mid. 1844). 
Palacio, Nicholas (Aug. 16, i839-Xmas. 1839). 

Palles, Andrew Christopher (Sep. 16, 1813 -May 1818); father 
Justice Palles, Lord Chief Baron of Ireland ; died Oct. 31, 1880. 

Palmer, Eustace Zouch (Jan. 28, 1856- ), sonofCapt. Alfred 

Zouch Palmer. 
Palmer, Oswald Zouch, half-br. of above (Jan. 1866 - Mid. 

Palmer, Armory Zouch, br. of above (April 10, 1869 - Xmas. 

1873); Public Man Sep. -Dec., 1873. 

Palmer, Alfred Zouch, br. of above (April 18, 1870) ; died 
at Oscott April 23, 1870. 

Palmer, Edward (April 23, 1879 - Mid. 1883). 

Palmer, Alexander, br. of above (April 23, 1879 -April 22, 


Palmer, Alfred, br. of above (Sep. 13, i88i-May 1885). 
Palmer, Francis, br. of above (Jan. 23, 1882 - Mid. 1885). 
Papon, Louis (May 2, 1846 -Oct. 1846). 
Parker, Edward (Aug. 24, 1858 -Mid. 1860). 
Parsons, William (Nov. 15, 1838 -Mid. 1843). 

Parsons, John (Aug. 15, 1859 -Xmas. 1861); Public Man, 
March to Dec. 1861. 

Pater, Joseph (Aug. 17, 1841 -Mid. 1843). 
Pater, John, br. of above (Aug. 17, 1841 -Mid. 1843). 
Patten, Robert (April 13, 1883 -Mid. 1887). 
Patten, Henry, br. of above (May 22, 1888- ). 


Patxot, Manuel (Aug. 29, 1851 -Mid. 1852.) 
Paxton, J. (Jan. 28, 1802 -Mid. 1803). 

Payne, John Chrysostom (Nov. 16. 1818) ; died at Oscott, 
Sep. n, 1824. 

Payne, Louis (Nov. 30, 1885 -June 1886) (in Divinity). 
Peacan, William (Sep. 24, i8i6-Aug. 1818). 
Peacock, Francis (May 31, 1838 -Nov. 1839). 
Peake, Edward (Aug. 8, 1832- Mid. 1836). 
Pearson, W. S. (Jan. 1846 -Mid. 1846). 
Pedemonte, Joseph (Sep 21, 1865 -Mid. 1868). 
Pedraja, P. (Jan. 2, 1843 -Mid. 1843). 
Pedrosa, Fabricio (Sep. 6, 1866 -Sep. 19, 1866). 
Peixoto, Adam (Sep. 20, 1808 -Mid. 1812). 
Peixoto, Alfred (July 20, 1857 -Mid. 1859). 
Pendrell, James (Feb. 14, 1831 -Dec. 1832). 
Penillos, Joachim (July 22, 1837 -Xmas. 1838). 
Penillos, Sebastian (April 19, 1838 -Xmas. 1838). 
Pennefather, William (Jan. 1870 -Mid. 1870). R.I.P. 
Perez, Ubaldo (June 30, 1849 -Mid. 1850). 
Perkins, Edgar Colin (Sep. 13, 1886 -Mid. 1888). 
Perreira, Ferando (Sep. 5, 1853 -March 1854). 
Perry, James (Feb. 16, 1831 -Mid. 1832). 
Perry, Thomas (Oct. 7, 1838 -Nov. 1838). 

Perry, Peter James (Aug. 17, 1843 -Xmas. 1848); m. Alice, 
d. of William Barren Rodway, Esq. ; died Jan. 23, 1881. 

Perry, James, son of Peter James Perry, Esq. (April 26, 1881- ). 

Petre, George, son of the Hon. George Petre, and nephew of 
the loth Baron Petre (Nov. 30, 1794- Mid. 1803) ; died March 

Petre, Henry William, of Dunkenhalgh, son of the Hon. 

George Petre, and nephew of the loth Baron Petre ; b. 1791 (Sep. 
29, 1798 - Sep. 1804); m., 1st. Elizabeth Anne Glynn; 2ndly, 
Adeliza Mary, d. of Henry Howard, Esq., of Corby ; 3rdly, 
Martha Agatha, d. of John Hofnell. Esq. ; died Nov. 26. 1852. 

Petre, Philip William, br. of above (Sep. 9, 1799- June 1805); 
m. Mrs. Maria Annoot ; died Aug. 22, 1846. 


Petre, Charles, son of the Hon. Charles Berney Petre, son of 
the loth Baron Petre ; b. 1823 (April 5, 1838 - Mid. 1839) ; Capt. 
late 7th Dragoon Guards ; m. Hon. Charlotte Eliza, d. of the nth 
Lord Petre. 

Petre, Edward Henry, of Whitley Abbey, J.P. and D.L., High 
Sheriff 1887, son of Henry Petre, Esq., of Dunkenhalgh ; b. 1831 
(Feb. 27, 1839 -Xmas. 1842); late Captain Lancashire Yeomanry 
Hussars; m. Lady Gwendaline Talbot, sister of Bertram, I7th 
Earl of Shrewsbury. 

Petre, Oswald, br. of Edward Henry Petre, Esq., of Whitley 
Abbey ; b. 1832 (Feb. 27, 1839 - Xmas. 1842) ; Lieut. Carabiniers ; 
died in Crimea. Nov. 25, 1855. 

Petre, Francis Loraine, son of the Hon. Edmund Petre, and 
nephew of the I2th Baron Petre ; b. 1852 (Sep. 1864- April 1870); 
Matric. Lond. Univ. 1868 ; Intermed. Arts, 1869 ; Good Conduct 
Medal, 1870 ; Barrister-at-Law ; Judge in India. 

Petre, Ralph William, son of the Hon. Arthur Petre, and 
nephew of the I2th Baron Petre ; b. 1856 (Sep. 7, 1866 - Mid. 1874); 
late Attache at the English Embassy in Brussels ; Matric. Lond. 
Univ. 1873 5 Intermed. Arts 1876 ; died April 14, 1884. 

Petre, Cecil, son of the Hon. Arthur Petre, b. 1859 (Sep. 10, 

1867); died at Oscott Dec. II, 1868. 
Petre, Lawrence, son of the Hon. Arthur Petre, b. 1864 

(Sep. 9, 1878 - March 1881). 
Petre, Vincent, son of the Hon. Arthur Petre (Sep. 1875- 

March 1881) ; died March 2, 1883. 
Petre, Algernon, son of Sir George Glynn Petre, grand-nephew 

of the tenth Baron Petre (May I, 1878 -Mid. 1879). 
Phillips, Owen (Sep. 13, 1880 -Xmas. 1881) (in Divinity). 

Phillips, Stephen, the first Student at Oscott (May 17 94 -July 

1796) ; m. Hon. Maria Juliana, d of the tenth Baron Petre. 
Phillipson, Thomas (Aug. 20. 1860 -Mid. 1862). 
Pike, Edward Rochfort (Jan. 18, 1876 -Mid. 1881). 
Pike, Cuthbert, br. of above (Jan. 20, i88o-Xmas. 1884). 
Pineyro, Frederick (Mar. 22, 1850 -Feb. 1851.) 
Pinto, Bernardino (Aug. 14, 1840 -Mid. 1841). 
Pinto, Custod (Aug. 14, 1840 -Jan. 1842). 
Pinto Leite, Licinio (Nov. 3, 1855 -Xmas. 1858). 
Pinto Leite, Adeline, br. of above (July 30, 1856 -Xmas. 1862). 
Pinto Leite, Flavio, br. of above (Aug. 23, 1862 -Mid. 1866). 
Pinto Leite, Joachim, br. of above (June 23, 1863 - Mid. 1868). 


Pinto Leite, Louis, br. of above (Jan. 17, 1868 -Mid. 1870). 

Pisani, Bartholomew (June 3, 1841 -Mid. 1846). 

Pitt Byrne, Charles (Sep. 12, 1863 -Mid. 1864). 

Plana, Miguel (Feb. 7, 1885 - Xmas 1886). 

Plancarte, Louis (Aug. 26, 1856 - Mid. 1862) ; Good Conduct 

Medal 1862. 

Plant, Henry (Feb. 13, 1837 -Xmas. 1837). 
Plant, Edward Henry (Sep. 25, 1856 -Mid. 1865); Matric. 

Lond. Univ. 1864, 52nd in honours ; Intermed. Arts 1865. 
Plant, Frederick, br. of above (Jan. 17, 1861 -Mid. 1865). 
Plant, Henry, br. of above (Jan. 1862 - Mid. 1867). 
Plant, Arthur, br. of above (Oct. 7, 1865 -Mid. 1869) (short 

time in 1873). 
Plant, Charles, br. of above (Sep. 1867 -Mid. 1869) (short 

time in 1873). 

Playfair, Arthur Lyon (Sep. 19, 1884 -Feb. 1886). 
Plunkett, Oliver (Aug. 17, 1814 -Mid. 1817). 
Plunkett, James, br. of above (Aug. 17, 1814 -Mid. 1821). 
Plunkett, James (Aug. 10, 1846 -Mid. 1849). 
Poggio, Francis (Jan. 12, 1850 -Mid. 1851). 
Poncia, Thomas (Aug. 30, 1842 -Xmas. 1846). 

Poole, Charles Ruscombe (Sep. 10, 1863 - Xmas. 1868); 
Matric. Lond. Univ. 1869 ; Barrister-at-law ; died July 7, 1884. 

Poole, Walter Ruscombe, B.A., br. of above (Sep. 10, 1863- 
Mid. 1870) ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 1869 ; B.A., 1873. 

Poole, Henry Runscombe, br. of above (April i, 1872 -April 


Porter, George (Feb. 15, 1826 -Mid. 1827). 
Potestad, Louis (June 5, 1844 -Xmas. 1846). 
Potestad, Louis (April n, 1 874 -April 18, 1874). 

Powell, Charles James (Sep. 8, 1864 - Xmas. 1866) died 

Jan. 14. 1867. 

Powell, Dunstan (May 15, 1875 - Mid. 1879). 
Powell, Sebastian, br. of above (April 9, 1877 -Mid. 1882). 
Power, Nicholas, J.P., D.L. (Aug. 22, 1800 - June 1803) ; 

M.P. for co. Waterford ; m. Margaret Mahon ; died Feb. 1873. 

Power, Patrick, br. of above (Aug. 22, 1800 -June, 1803); 
J.P. and D.L., M.P. for Waterford ; m. Mary Snow. 


Power, Patrick (Dec. 9. 1808 -Mid. 1811). 

Power, Charles (Jan. n, i8io-Mid. 1811). 

Power, Nicholas (Aug. 19, i8io-Mid. 1816). 

Power, John (May 9, 1815 -May, 1819). 

Power, Robert (Aug. 19, 1815 -June 1820). 

Power, Anthony (July 20, 1820 -April 1827). 

Power, Edward ijuly 20, 1820 -Oct. 1822). 

Power, Nicholas (June 20, 1821 -Aug. 1823). 

Power, Edward (June 20, 1821 -Aug. 1823). 

Power, Charles Robert (Oct. n, 1825 -Mid. 1826). 

Power, David (Aug. 23, 1828 - March 1842). 

Power, Robert (Aug. 12, 1840 -Mid. 1841). 

Power, Pierce (Feb. 6, 1844 -Mid. 1846). 

Power, Frederick, son of Nicholas Alfred Power, Esq., of 

Bellevue, co. Kilkenny (Sep. 22, 1859 -Mid. 1861). 
Power, James Talbot, D.L. city of Dublin, second son of 

Sir James Talbot Power, Bart. (Sep. 12, 1863 - Mid. 1868) ; m. 

Gertrude Frances, d. of Thomas Hayes, Esq. 
Power, Thomas Talbot, third son of Sir James Talbot Power, 

Bart. (Sep. i875-Mid. 1880) : m. Margaret, d. of Thomas Martin, Esq. 
Power, Maurice (Oct. 10, 1858 -Mid. 1862). 
Power, James Livingstone (Oct. 10, 1858 -Nov. 1865). 

[ Sons of Dr. Maurice Power of Queenstown.] 
Pozo, Austin (April 2, 1852). 
Prendergast, John (May 3, 1809 -Oct. 1810) (Nov. 1811 - 

Aug. 1812). 

Prendergast, Gerald N. (April 24, 1876 - Xmas. 1878) ; 

Lieut King's .Royal Rifles. 

Prendergast, Reginald (April 9, 1877 -Oct. 1880). 

[ The last two are sons of Colonel Lenox Prendergast.] 

Prentis, George (Sep. 30, 1885 -Mid. 1888). 

Price, Albert Edward (Sep. 8, 1873) ; stayed for a few days only. 

Privilegio, Edmund (Oct. 21, 1851 -Xmas. 1857); Public 

Man, Jan. - March, 1857. 

Privilegio, Charles (Feb. 21, 1855 -Xmas. 1856). 

Pugin, Cuthbert, son of Augustus Pugin, Esq. (Jan. 26, 1853- 

Mid. 1855). 

Quertier, Eugene (Aug. 12, 1846 -Mid. 1847). 


Quevedo, Manuel (Aug. 15, 1839 -Jan. 1840), 

Quill, Albert (Sep. 18, 1859 -Mid. 1860). 

Quill, William, br. of above (Sep. 18, 185 9 -Mid. 1860). 

Quin, Michael (Oct. 14, 1842 -Mid. 1844). 

Quinn, Thomas (March 21, 1863 -Xmas. 1863). 

Quintana, Richard (August 8, 1838 -Xmas. 1839). 

Quintana, Martin (May 7, 1864 -Mid. 1865). 

Quirke, John (Sep. 8, i879-Mid. 1885) ; Matric. Lond. Univ., 

1885 ; Good Conduct Medal, 1885. 

Quirke, Edwin, br. of above (Sep. 17, 1883- Mid. 1885). 
Radcliffe, Joseph Edward, eldest son of Sir Percival Radcliffe, 

Bart. (Sep. 21, 1869 - Xmas. 1876) : Capt. $th West York Militia ; 

m. Catharine, d. of John Reginald Talbot, Esq., of Rhode Hill ; 

Public Man, Sep. - Dec., 1876 ; Good Conduct Medal, 1887. 

Radcliffe, Henry Joseph, br. of above (Sep. 15, 1874 -Mid. 

1876) (Jan. 1877 -March 1877) (Sep. 1878 -Mid. 1880). 
Radcliffe, Philip, br. of above (Sep. 15, 1874 -Mid. 1880); 

Lieut. Royal Engineers. 
Radford, John (Aug. 3, 1843 -Mid. 1846). 

Ram, Arthur, son of Stephen Ram, Esq., of Ramsfort (Oct. 14, 

1 864 -Mid. 1866). 

Ramirez, Louis (June 30, 1811 -March 1814). 
Ramos, Manuel (May 22, 1847 - Mid. 1853). 
Ramos, Thomas Jose, br. of above (May 22, i847-Mid. 1855); 

died Dec. 15, 1866. 
Ramos, Anthony, br. of above (May 22, 1847 -April 1850). 


Ramos, Mariano, br. of above (May 6, 1858 - Mid.- 1861). 
Ramos, Francis, br. of above (May 6, 1858 -Mid. 1863). 
Ramos, Raymund, br. of above (May 6, 1858 -May 1867). 


Ramos, Philip, br. of above (Sep. 1861 - May 1867). R.I.P. 
Ramos, Julio, br. of above (Sep. 1861 - Mid. 1863). R.I.P. 
Ramsey, Charles (Oct. 16, 1862 -Xmas. 1862). 
Ransford, Edward A., Rev. (Aug. 17, 1861 - May 30, 1866) 

(in Divinity). 
Ransford, John (a short time in 1865); drowned in the 


Raphael, Lewis (Sep. 22, 1795 -July 1800). 


Rayment, John (Aug. 18, 1812 -June 1814). 
Reafrecha, Charles (Sep. 3, 1842 -March 1844). 
Rebello, Anthony (May 19, 1809 -March 1811). 
Rebello, Francis, br. of above (May 19, 1809 -Jan. 1810). 
Rebello. Charles (Jan. 17, 1836 -Xmas. 1841). 
Rebello, Francis (Jan. 19, 1838 -Mid. 1842). 
Rebello, William Atkins (May 25, 1849 - Mid. 1850). 

Reddin, Edmund (March 17, 1851 -Xmas. 1851); died 
Sep. 10, 1879. 

Redington, Christopher Talbot, B.A., Christ Ch. Oxford, J.P., 
D.L., Son of Sir Thomas Redington, K.C.B. (Oct. 15, 1857 - Mid. 
1864), one of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland, 
Good Conduct Medal, 1864. 

Redmond, Walter (Sep. 29, 1864 -Xmas. 1868), Major 3rd 

Battalion Royal Irish Regiment. 

Renouf, Peter le Page (March 7, 1842 -Mid. 1846) (in 
Divinity), one of her Majesty's School Inspectors ; Keeper of the 
Oriental Antiquities of the British Museum. 

Renteria, Celestine (Sep. 9, 1873 -June 1875). 

Revill, Augustine (Sep. 1868 - Jan. 1874), Public Man, Jan. 

Rhodes, Francis (June 12, 1872 - Mid. 1876), Lieut. Royal 


Rhodes, Ignatius, br. of above (June 12, 1872 - April 1876), 
Matric. Lond. Univ., 1879. 

Ribeiro, Antonio (Sep. 18, 1884 - Mid. 1885). 
Rice, John (Sep. 1872 - April 1877). 
Rice, William (Sep. 1872 -Mid. 1877). 
Rice, George (Sep. 1874 -Mid. 1878). 

Richards, Edward Harrinson (Sep. 19, 1863 - Mid. 1869) ; 

a Magistrate in the West African colony of Lagos. 
Riddell, Thomas, of Felton Park, son of Thomas Riddell, 

Esq., of Felton; b. 1828 (April 16. 1841 -Mid. 1848); m. Lady 

Henrietta Maria Plunkett, d. of the gth Earl of Fingall ; died at 

Barcelona May 24, 1867. 

Riddell, John Giffard, br. of above, now of Felton and Swin- 
burne Castle. J. P.; b. 1830 (April 16, 1841 - Mid. 1851); m., isl, 
Mademoiselle Sapelier ; 2ndly, Victoria Henrietta Purcell. 

Ridge, Joseph (Oct. 28, 1830 -Oct. 1833). 

RiggS, Francis (July 5, 1867 -Dec. 1869); 'head of the firm 
of Riggs and Co., Bankers, Washington. 



Riley, William Felix (Aug. 17, 1838- Mid. 1840) ; Capt. 52nd 
Light Infantry : died Sep. 8, 1885. 

Riley, John E. (April 29, 1840 - Mid. 1841); Major 88th 
Connaught Rangers ; served all through the Crimean and Indian 

Riley, Charles H. (Aug. 18, 1840 - Mid. 1845) ; Captain Indian 
Army ; attached to the Turkish contingent during Crimean War. 

Riley, Frederick A. (Aug. 25, 1843 -Xmas. 1850); Captain 

Rifle Brigade ; served through Crimean War. 
Riley, George F. (Aug. 25, 1843- April, 1847); died Aug. 24, 


Riley, Philip Alfred (Oct. 5, 1849 - Nov. 1855) ; Captain of 
47th Regiment ; served on the Gold Coast ; Public Man, Aug. - Nov. 
1855; died Sep. II, 1882, 

[ These, with Canon Riley, were the sons of W. F. Riley, Esq., of 
Forest Hill. Windsor.] 

Riley, Ernest, son of Major John Riley (Jan. 19, 1876 -Mid. 

1878 ; Lieut. 2nd Dragoon Guards. 

Riverol, Joseph (July 30, 1836 - Mid. 1839). 

Roberts, Hugh (Aug. 13, i8io-May, 1814). 

Robinson, Michael (Sep. 1864 -Xmas. 1864). 

Robles, Theodore (July 6, 1864 -Mid. 1865). 

Robson, Frank (Sep. 1875 -Xmas. 1878). 

Robson, William, br. of above (May 10, 1878 -Xmas. 1879). 

Roby, Samuel (Aug. n, 1838 -Xmas. 1840). 

Roche, Francis (June 13, 1825 -Mid. 1826). 

Roche, Anthony (Oct. 5, 1844 -May, 1849) (in Divinity). 

Roche, Thomas Redington, of Ryehill, son of Stephen Roche, 
Esq., of Granagh Castle (Nov. 25, 1847 -Xmas. 1848); High 
Sheriff co. Galway 1869 ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1854 : m. Jane 
Elizabeth, d. of Anthony Cliffe. Esq., of Bellevue, co. Wexford. 

Roche, Stephen, br. of above (Nov. 25, 1847 -Xmas. 1848) 
(Aug. 1830 -Feb. 1851); died April i, 1853. 

Roche, Stephen Redington, eldest son of Thomas Redington 
Roche, Esq. (Jan. 14, 1871 - Mid. 1879). 

Roche, Anthony Redington, br. of above (Sep. 12, 1873- 

Mid. 1880). 
Roche, Thomas Redington. br. of above (Sep. 1875 -Jan. 



Roche, Charles Redington, br. of above (Jan. 12, 1878 -Mid. 
1881) ; Matric. Trin. Coll., Dub. ; Honours in Logic : Senior Exhi- 
bition ; ist in Classics, 1887. 

Roche, George Redington, br. of above (Sep. 13, 1880 -Mid. 

Rochester, William (Aug. 19, 1845 -Mid. 1846). 

Rochester, George, br. of above (Aug. 1846 -Mid. 1847). 

Roda, Francis (Oct. 9, 1874 -June 1875). 

Rodgett, Paul (Aug. 9, 1837 - Mid 1838) ; died 1838. 

Rodmell, J. T. (Oct. 2, 1851 -Jan. 1855) ( in Divinity). 

Rodriguez, Jose Epiphanio (Aug. 1865 -Jan. 1872). 

Rodway, George (Jan. 31, 1840 -Mid. 1840). 

Rodway, William (Aug. 2, 1849 - Mid. 1852). 

Rodway, Charles (Aug. 2, 1849 -March 1852) ; died Aug. 10, 


Rogers, James (Nov. 6, 1818- June 1825). 
Rolfe, Frederick (Oct. 29, 1887 - Mid. 1888) (in Divinity). 
Ronayne, Dominic (Sep. 17, 1838 - Nov. 1838). 
Rooman, Jules (Sep. 30, 1886 - Mid. 1887). 
Rorke, Edward (April 27, 1812 -April 1815). 
Roskell, James P. (Aug. 5, 1820- Dec. 1823). 
Roskell, George (Aug. 20, 1821 -Mid. 1826). 
Roskell, Joseph (Sep. 1868 -Mid. 1872). 
Ross, Everard (Aug. 10, 1856 -Nov. 1856). 
Roupe, William (Sep. 16, 1830 -Mid. 1833). 
Rowe, Adrian (Sep. 19, 1882 -Mid. 1885). 
Rowe, James, br. of above (Sep. 19, 1882 -Mid. 1885). 
Rowley, Thomas (Jan. 23, i832-Xmas. 1833). 
Rowley, John, br. of above (Jan. 23, 1832 - March 1834). 
Rowson, Samuel (1863 -March 1864) (in Divinity). 
Russell, Thomas (June 17, 1812 -June 1816). 
Russell, William, br. of above (June 17, 1812 -Mid. 1813). 
Russell, Michael (Sep. 19, 1826 - Mid. 1828). 

Ryan, Daniel, of Inch, eldest son of George Ryan, Esq., of 
Inch (Aug. 23, i^oi - March 1804) ; died April 6, 1831. 

Ryan, Philip, br. of above (Aug. 23, 1801 -March 1804); 
died March 18, 1830. 


Ryan, George, br. of above, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff for 
Tipperary 1851 (Aug. 23, 1801 -June 1807); m. Catherine, d. of 
Captain Edward Whyte, R.N.; died Sep. 4, 1875. 

Ryan, John, br. of above (June 7, 1804 -Xmas. 1807) ; m. 
Anna Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Lenigan, Esq. ; died in 1863. 

Ryan, Francis (Nov. 3, 1807 -June 1809). 

Ryan, John, of Scarteen (Dec. 20, 1815 -Sep. 1822); m. 
Alice O'Shea ; died May 16, 1863. 

Ryan, Thaddeus, eldest son of John Ryan, Esq., of Scarteen 
(Aug. 31, 1849 -Xmas. 1854) ; Lieut.-Col. Royal Artillery; Cornet, 
Dec. 12, 1856; Lieut., April 27, 1858; Captain, March 24, 1865; 
Major, Sep. r, 1873 ; Lieut.-Col., July i, 1881 ; Colonel, July 1, 1885 ; 
served at the siege and capture of Delhi in 1857, present at the 
actions of Narnoul Gungaree, Puttialee, and Mynpooree ; also served 
in the Oude Campaign of 1858 - 59 ; Medal with Clasp ; Public 
Man, Jan. -Aug. 1853, and Aug. 1854 -Jan. 1855 ; Good Conduct 
Medal, 1854 ; m. Gwendaline, d. of Sir James Talbot Power, Bart. 

Ryan, John, br. of above (Aug. 19, 1851 - Mid. 1855), m. 

Miss O'Shea. 

Ryan, William, br. of above (Aug. 19, 1851 - Mid. 1856). 
Ryan, Clement, br. of above (Aug. 25, 1858 -Mid. 1862). 
Ryan, Richard, br. of above (Aug. 25, 1858 -Xmas. 1864). 

Ryan, Charles, M.D., br. of above (Sep. 1865 - Mid. 1868); 
Public Man, Feb. -July, 1868 ; m., June 9, 1880, Mary, d. of Henry 
Watson Parker, Esq. 

Ryan, k 4 Walter, M.D., br. of above (Jan. 10, 1866 -Mid. 1871); 

Public Man, Sep. - Dec. 1870. 
Ryan, John J., eldest son of Colonel Ryan (Sep. 19, 1882 - 

Mid. 1888) ; Public Man, June - Mid. 1887 ; Good Conduct Medal 


Ryan, James, son of Colonel Ryan (Jan. 27, 1885 - ). 
Ryan, Thaddeus, son of Colonel Ryan (Sep. 15, 1885 - ). 

Ryan, John J., son of John Ryan, Esq. (Sep. 18, 1883 - Mid. 


Ryley, Edward (Aug. 12, 185 7 -Mid. 1859). 
Ryley, George, br. of above (Aug. 12, 1857 -Mid. 1859). 
Sadler, John (April 22, 1834 -Jan. 1837). 

Saldanha, Alexander, nephew of the J|uke of Saldanha (Oct. 
24, 1865 - Mid. 1868) ; died June 20, 1877. 


Salvin, Bryan (Sep. 5, 1859 -Mid. 1863), son of Marmaduke 
Charles Salvin, Esq., of Burn Hall ; late Lieut. Royal Monmouth 

Salvin, Henry, br. of above (April 13, 1859 -Mid. 1866). 
Sampson, George (Sep. 14, 1855 -Mid. 1858). 
Sampson, James (Sep. 19, 1857 -Mid. 1859). 
Sampson, Charles, br, of above (Sep. 19, 1857 - Oct. 1858). 
Sanchez, Joseph (Jan. 20, 1877 -March 1877). 
Sanchez, Philip, br. of above (Jan. 20, 1877 -Mid. 1878). 
Sanchez, Philip (Feb. 3, 1885 -Xmas. 1886). 
Sanjurgio, Francis (Jan. 23, 1842 -Nov. 1844). 
Saunders, George (Jan. 1824 -Mid. 1825). 
Saunders, John Scott (March 25, 1811 -Dec. 1815). 
Scannell, Peter (May 13, 1869- April 1870) (in Divinity). 
Scott, T. A. (Sep. 30, 1 868 -Nov. 1868) (in Divinity). 

Scrope, Henry John, B.A. (Oct. 10, 1845 -Oct. 1847); Matric. 

Lond. Univ., 1845 ; B.A., 1847 ; died Dec. n, 1853. 
Scully, Vincent, of Mantle Hill, Tipperary, son of Denys 

Scully, Esq., b. 1810 (May I, 1824- Mid. 1828) ; Barrister-at-Law ; 

Q.C. ; M.P. co. Cork, 1852-57, and 1859-65 ; m. Susan, d. of John 

Grogan, Esq. ; died June 4, 1871. 

Scully, James, elder br. of above (Aug. 1825 -Mid. 1828); 
died Nov. 26, 1842. 

Scully, Jeremiah (Sep. 13, 182 6 -Nov. 1827). 

Scully, Vincent, J.P., D.L., son of Vincent Scully, Esq., of 

Mantle Hill, b. 1846 (Sep. 21, 1858 - Mid. 1863) ; High Sheriff, 1871 ; 

m. Emma Eliza, daughter of Pierce Marcus Barron, Esq. 

Scully, Denys, son of above (Jan. 26, 1885 -Xmas. 1886). 

Seel, Charles Molyneux (Sep. 9, 1870 -Xmas. 1870). 

Sen, Michael (April 12, 1863 -Mid. 1863). 

Segrave, William, son of Henry Segrave, Esq., of Cabra 

(May 30, 1839 - Mid. 1843) > late Capt. 7ist Foot. 
Segrave, Thomas, br. of above (May 30, 1839 -Mid. 1843); 

late Capt. I4th Foot ; m. Louisa Mary, d. of William Buckley, Esq. 
Segrave, Edward, son of Henry Segrave, Esq., of Cabra 
(May 6, 1873 - Xmas. 1874) ; died Sep. 3, 1877. 

Segrave, Charles, br^ of above (Sep. 23, 1882 -July 1884). 

Selby, Thomas, of Biddlestone, b. 1780 (June 13, 1795 - Dec. 
1800) ; died Jan. 30, 1818. 


Selby, Ralph (June 13, 1795 -Dec. l8o )- R - LP - 

Selby, Edward (June 13, 1795-June 1801); died Aug. i, 1818. 

Selby, Walter (Aug. 24, 1797 -Sep. 1803); m. Alicia, d. of 

Thomas Swarbreck, Esq. ; died Feb. 23, 1833. 
Selby, Richard (Sep. 18, 1802 -June 1806); died Nov. i, 


[ The five above mentioned were sons of Thomas Selby, Esq., of 
Biddlestone, and Catherine, only d. and heiress of Ralph Hodgson, 
Esq., of Linly Green, co. Durham.] 
Selby, Albert, b. 1789 (Sep. 7, 1805- June 1806); died July 24, 


Selby, Walter Charles, son of Walter Selby, Esq., of Biddle- 
stone, b. 1858 (April 21, 1870 - Xmas. 1874). 
Selby, Thomas Cyril, br. of above (April 21, 1870 -Xmas. 


Selby, Reginald, br. of above (Sep. 8, 1879 -Xmas. 1887). 
Sell, John (Sep. 1834 -Mid. 1835). 
Sergeant, Edward (May 17, 1814 - June 1817). 
Sergeant, Thomas, br. of above (May 17, 1814 - June 1817). 
Shannon, Patrick (Aug. 13, 1822 -June 1825). 
Shannon, Pierce, br. of above (Aug. 13, 1822 - June 1827). 
Shannon, Thomas (Aug. 9, 1840- Sep. 1844). 
Shannon, Edward (April 20, 1858 - Mid. 1860). 
Sharpies, Henry (Feb. 3, 1824 - Mid. 1825); died Dec. 17, 


Sharpies, George (Aug. 27, 1838 - Mid. 1841). 
Sharpies, James (Aug. 13, 1839 -Feb. 1842). 
Sharpies, George, son of Henry Sharpies, Esq. (Feb. 5, 1862 - 

Xmas. 1864) ; m. Frances Salvin ; died April gth, 1885. 

Shaw, Lewis (a short time in 1799). 

Shaw, St. Michael (Jan. 1824 - Mid. 1828) (in Divinity) 

Shea, John (Aug. 17, 1808 - June 1815). 

Sheath, Alfred (June 1844 -Xmas. 1848). 

Shee, Martin Archer, grandson of Sir Martin Archer Shee, 
President of the Royal Academy (April 5, 1859 - Mid. 1862). 

Sheehan, Peter (Sep. 24, 1883- ). 

Sheehy, Bryan (Aug. 16, 1838 -April 18*41). 

Sheehy, Roger, br. of above (Aug. 16, 1838 -Oct. 1840). 


Shell, Stephen Woulfe, son of Gen. Sir Justin Sheil (Sep. 

1871 - April 1874) ; died April 8, 1882. 
Shell, Richard, br. of above (Sep. 10, 1872 -Mid. 1876); 

Matric. Lend. Univ. 1876. 

Shepard, Thomas (May 20, 1874- Mid. 1875) (Jan. 1876 - 
Mid. 1878). 

Shepard, William, br. of above (Sep. n, 1876 - Xmas. 1881). 
Shepperley, William (Nov. 23, 1830 -Xmas. 1883). 
Sheridan, James (Jan 25, 1856- Xmas. 1860). R.I.P. 
Sheridan, Joseph, br. of above (Jan. 25, 1856 -Xmas. 1860) 
(1862 - 1865) ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1865 ; died July 23, 1869. 

Sheridan, Thomas (Sep. 5, 1857 -Xmas. 1860) (Sep. 1862- 
Mid. 1867). 

[These three were sons of Dr. Sheridan, Civil Surgeon, of 
Beerbhoom, India.] 

Sherlock, John (Sep. 3, 1833 -Mid. 1836). 

Sherlock, Thomas (Aug. 26, 1835 -Mid. 1838); died Aug. 9, 

Sherman, Francis (July 23, 1813 -June 1816). 
Shine. Denys, vide Lavvlor. 

Shine, Martin, M.D., br. of Denys Shine Lawlor (Sep. 4, 
1825 - April 1831) ; died Dec. 8, 1878. 

Shoolbred, James Nelson, B.A. (Jan. 1846 -Oct. 1855); 
Matric. Lond. Univ. 1853 ; B A. 1855 ; M. Inst. C.E. 

Shoolbred, William, br. of above (Nov. 21, 1854 -Nov. 1856). 
Shuttleworth, George (April 29, i8io-June 1811). 
Shuttleworth, Edward (Aug. n, 1820 -July, 1822), 

Shuttleworth, John Joseph (May 1824 -Nov. 1827); died 
May 4, 1878. 

Shuttleworth, George (Jan. 21, 1840 -July 1842). 

Sibeth, Charles Joseph, son of Werner Sibeth, Esq. (Aug. 16, 
1859- Mid. 1865), m. Monica, d. of Henry Sharpies, Esq.) ; Matric. 
Lond. Univ., 1865. 

Sibeth, Albert, br. of above (Jan. 15, 1863 -Xmas. 1868). 

Sibeth, Theodore, br. of above (Sep. 1864 -Xmas. 1868), m. 
Dorothy, d. of Hon. Henry Petre. 

Silva, Antonio (Aug. 25, 1854 -May 1857). 

Silva, Francis, br. of above (Oct. 16, 1855 -Mid. 1858). 

Silva, Henry (Sep. 17, 1883. Mid. 1884). 


Silvertop, Henry, of Minster Acres, son of Henry Charles 
Silvertop (Englefield), b. 1853 (Sep. 1864- Mid. 1872), m. Rachel 
Mary, d. of Alexander McDonnell, of Kilmore. 

Simkiss, Thomas Stonor, Rev. (Aug. 17, 1838 -Mid. 1839) 
(Aug. 1846 -June 1853) ; Procurator, Oct. i84g-June 1853; died 
April 18, 1884. 

Simmonds, Robert (Oct. 26, 1860 -Xmas. i$6o). 
Simpson, William (Dec. 30, 1845 -l e ft shortly afterwards). 

Simpson, James (Sep. u, 1863 -Xmas. 1866) ; Lieut. R.N. ; 

died Feb. 8, 1879. 
Skerrett, William, of Finavara, J.P., Capt. 36th Regt; m. Helena, 

d. of John Reilly, Esq. (Aug. 20, 1857 - 1859) ; Public Man, 

Feb. to Aug. 1859 ; died June 10, 1878. 

Skerrett, John, J.P., br. of above (Aug. 20, 1857 - Mid. 1860) ; 
died June 19, 1881. 

Skinner, William (Oct. 14, 1856 - Mid. 1859). 

Skinner, Edward (Aug. 18, 1857 - Feb. 1859) (Aug. 1860- 

Mid. 1862). 

Slade, Harry, son of Sir Frederick William Slade, Bart. (Aug. 
8, 1858 - May 1859) ; m. Evelyn, d. of Captain Frederick Sayer. 

Slade, Marcus, br. of above (Aug. n, 1858 - Xmas. 1859). 
Slaughter, Henry (Aug 19, i8i3-Mid. 1820); died Mar. 3, 1826. 
Slaughter, Edward, br. of above (Aug. 19. 1813 -Mid. 1819); 

m. Frances, d. of Sir Edward Mostyn, Bart, a Solicitor in 
London, head of the late firm of Cullington and Slaughter ; died 
July 24th, 1862. 

Slaughter, Basil, br. of above ( Sep. 18, i8i8-June 1823). 
Slaughter, William, son of Edward Slaughter, Esq. (Aug. 10, 
1857 - Xmas. 1864) ; m. Teresa, d. of H. Coverdale, Esq. 

Slaughter, Edward (Sep. 17, 1883 - Xmas. 1885.) 

Slaughter, William (Sep. 17, 1883 - Xmas. 1884) (Sep. 
1886 - ) 

Slaughter, Reginald (April 9, 1887 - ) 

[The three last mentioned are sons of William Slaughter, Esq.] 

Smeeton, Ernest (Feb. 2, 1885 -Xmas. 1885). 
Smelter, George (Aug. 9, 1823 -Feb. 1830). 

Smith, Robert (July 15, 1838 -Mid. 1843): died Jan. 28, 


Smith, Frederick (a short time in 184-) (in Divinity). 
Smith, John (Sep. n, 1847 -Mid. 1848). 


Smith, Charles (Aug. 28, 1856-001. 1857). 
Smith, Walter (Feb. 1860 -Mid. 1863). 

Smith, Joseph (1873), Mus - Doc. of Dublin University, 

Examiner in Music to the Royal University of Ireland. 
Smith, Cecil (Oct. 6, 1879- April 1881). 
Smith, Robert (Sep. 12, 1881 - March 1882). 

Smithwick, Edward (Oct. 5, 1855 -Mid. 1856); Public Man 
from April to June, 1856. 

Smithwick, Daniel (Oct. 5, 1855 - Mid. 1857) ; died Oct. 19, 

Smyth, James, son of James Smyth, Esq., of Masonbrook 
(March 27, 1856 - Feb. 1859) ; died ik-c. 5, 1876. 

Smyth, Anthony, br. of above (March 27 1856 April 1858); 
late Capt. 28th Foot. 

Smyth, Robert, son of John Smyth, Esq., of Masonbrook 
(May 31, 1 88 1 - Xmas. 1884). 

Sollom, Francis (March 2, 185 2 -Mid. 1852). 

Sollom, Bertram, son of above (Sep. 17, 1877 -Xmas. 1879). 

Sollom, Eustace Francis, br. of above (Sep. 17, 1877 - Xmas. 
1880) ; died Oct. 2, 1883. 

Sollom, Wilfrid, br. of above (Jan. 14, 1880 -Mid. 1887). 
Sollom, Vincent, br. of above (Sep. 18, 1882 - Mid. 1886). 

Sollom, Raymond, br. of above (Sep. 18, 1882 -Mid. 1883) 
(Jan. 1884 - Mid. 1886). 

Sollom, Cuthbert, br. of above (May 6, 1885 -Mid. 1887). 
Somellera, John (Dec. 4, 1858 -Oct. 1859). 
Somellera, Gabriel Negrete de (June 5, 1885- ). 
Somellera, Pedro Negrete de, br. of above (June 5, 1885- ). 
Somellera, Alfonso Negrete de, br. of above (June 5, 1885 - ). 
Sotolongo, Peter (Aug. 23, 1859 -Sep. 1860). 
Sparkes, (a short time in 1843) (in Divinity). 
Spears, Robert, (March 31, 1836- Mid. 1836;. 
Spencer, Joseph (Oct. 9, 1874 -Mid. 1877). 
Spicer, John (Sep. i, i8i8-Mid. 1822). 

Spink, Charles A. (Feb. 1834 -Xmas. 1840); died Dec. 24, 


Standish, Charles (Sep. 18, 1840 -Xmas. 1842); youngest 
son of Charles Standish, Esq., of Standish. 


Stanfield, John (Aug. 14, 1847 -Dec. 1849). 

Stapleton, Edward (Aug. n, 1829 -Mid. 1836); a Solicitor 
in Dublin ; Good Conduct Medal, 1836. 

Stapleton, Edward, son of above (Sep. 17, 1877 - Mid. 1883. 

Starkie, Walter Fitzwilliam, B.A., (Sep. n, 1868 -Mid. 

1871); Gold Medallist for Oratory in the Historical Society; 
Gold Medallist for Oratory in the Philosophical Society ; B.A. and 
Gold Medallist as Senior Moderator, Trin. Coll., Dub., 1876. ; died 
Dec. 9, 1878. 

Starkie, Robert, br. of above (Sep. n, 1868- Mid. 1871). 
Starkie, Reginald, br. of above (Sep. n, 1876 -Mid. 1877). 
Staunton, Michael (Sep. 23, 1843 -Mid. 1844). 
Steele, John (Jan. 25, 1833 -Mid. 1833). 

Stephens, Francis (April 16, 1849 - Xmas. 1850); a Queen's 

Stevens, James (Jan. 23, 1873 -April, 1876). 
Stevens, William (Jan. 17, i88i-Mid. 1884). 

Stevens, Thomas, Rev. (1865) ; died April 14, 1869 (in 
Deacon's Orders). 

Steward, Alfred (Dec. 1845 . Mid. 1848). 

Steward, Frederick (Dec. 1845 -March 1851). 

Steward, Francis (Aug. 12, 1847 -Mid. 1853). 

Stewart, William (Aug. 20, 1841 -Xmas. 1845); died Jan. 26, 

St. George, Arthur, br. of Sir John St. George, Bart. (Sep. 8, 

1866 -Mid. 1871); Matric. Lond. Univ., 1871 ; Public Man., Sep. 

1869 to May 1870, and from May to July, 1871. 

St. George, Herbert (March 27, i86i-Mid. 1864). 
Stokes, Charles (Feb. 17, 1850- Mid. 1852). 

Stonor, Alban, son of Lieut. -Colonel Charles Stonor (Aug. 12, 
1829 - Mid. 1833) ; m. Eliza, d. of R. Truro, of Hobart Town ; died 
March 15, 1866. 

Stonor, Henry, br. of above (Aug. 7, 1831 - Mid. 1832) ; 
County Court Judge ; m. Mary Anne, d. of John Kirsopp, Esq. 

Stonor, Charles Joseph, son of Charles Henry Stonor, 
Esq., of Lostock, and nephew of Lord Camoys (Aug. 16. 1851 - Mid. 
1858) ; m. Maude, d. of Charles Noel Welman, Esq.; Public Man 
Aug. 1857 to Aug. 1858. 

Stonor, Edmund (Sep. 17, 1877 - Mid. 1883). 
Stonor, Maurice (Sep. 9, 1878 -April 1886). 


Stonor, Oswald (Sep. 18, 1883- ). 

[ The three last mehtioned are sons of Charles Joseph Stonor. Esq. j 
Strickland, Manuel (Jan. 14, 1829 -Mid. 1831). 
Strickland, Walter, J.P., D.L., son of Thomas Strickland, Esq., 

of Sizergh Castle, b. 1825 (Sep. i8 : 1840 - Mid. 1843) : m - Rosetta 
Emmeline, d. of Charles Medex, Esq. 

Strickland, Henry Charles, br. of above (Sep. 18, 1840 -Mid. 

1843) ; Lieut. 6gth Foot ; died Sep. 16, 1852, at Barbadoes. 
Strickland, Gerard, v. Delia Catena. 

Strickland, Paul, br. of the Count della Catena (Jan. 24, 
1874- July 1875); son of Capt. Walter Strickland, R.N. 

Stritch, Bartholomew (June 20, 1804 -Dec. 1805). 

Styche, Edward (Sep. 5, 1840 -Mid. 1846). 

Sugrue, James Marmaduke (Sep. 29, 1880 -March 1886); 
Public Man, Jan. - Mid. 1885 ; Lieut. 4th Battalion Royal Munster 

Sugrue, Henry, br. of above (Sep. 21, 1881 - Mid. 1885). 
Sugrue, John, cousin of above (Sep. n, 1884- ). 
Sullivan, William (Sep. 8, 1805 -Sep. 1807). 
Sullivan, Philip (Sep. 8, 1805 - March 1808). 
Sullivan, John (Aug. 12, 1833 -Nov. 1838). 
Sullivan, Richard (Sep. 20, 1887 - ). 
Sullivan, John (Sep. 20, 1887- ). 

[The two last mentioned are great-grandsons of Daniel O'Connell, 
Esq., M.P.] 

Sumner, Francis (Oct. 30, 1884 -Dec. 1887). 
Sumner, Alfred (Jan. 21, 1886 -Xmas. 1887). 
Sumner, George (Sep. 14, 1886- ). 
Sumner, Ernest (Jan. 23, 1888- ). 

[These four are sons of F. J. Sumner, Esq , of Park Hall, Derbyshire.] 

Swinburne, Thomas (Feb. 15, 1806 -March 1811). 
Taaffe, Edmund (Feb. 9, 1816- March 1817). 
Taaffe, Christopher (Feb. 9, 1816 - March 1817). 

Talbot, Matthew, son of James Talbot, Esq., of Knockmullen, 
and nephew of John Hyacinth Talbot, Esq., of Ballytrent (Sep. 19. 
1841 - Mid. 1843) ; died March 20, 1869. 

Talbot, John Reginald, J.P., son of John Reginald Talbot, Esq., 
of Rhode Hill, and grand-nephew of Lord Talbot of Malahide, 3rd. 
Baron, b. 1861 (Jan 14, 1874 - Xmas. 1879) ; 2nd \V. Yorkshire 
Militia ; m. Josephine, d. of the Due de Stacpoole. 


Talbot, Reginald, br. of above (April 8, 1885 - ). 
Taschereau, Adolphus (April 30, 1856 - May 1856). 
Tasker, John (May 16, 1807 -July 1807). 
Taunton, John (Oct. 7, 1822 - Dec. 1822); died April 23, 


Taylor, John (Aug. 1828 - Xmas. 1829). 
Taylor, (March 6, 1861 - Mid. 1861) (in Divinity). 

Teeling, George, nephew of Lord O'Hagan (Sep 28, 1870- 

Mid. 1874) (in Divinity). 

Teevan, George (Jan. 30, 1856 -Mid. 1856). 

Teevan, John (Jan. 30, 1856 - Mid. 1856). 

Teevan, Alfred (Jan. 31, 1856 - Xmas. 1857). 

Teevan, Henry (Jan. 31, 1856 -Mid. 1858). 

Tegart, Arthur (Nov. 9, 1803 -Jan. 1804). 

Tegart, Edward (Aug. 8, 1805 - Dec. 1812). 

Tegart, George (May 6, 1815 -Aug. 1817). 

Tegart, Arthur (Aug. 7, 1849 -Mid. 1851). 

Tegart, Frederick (April 8, 1850 -Mid. 1853). 

Telford, Benjamin, br. of Rev. Thomas Telford (Nov. 9, 1841 - 

Mid. 1846). 
Tempest, Henry Arthur, son of Sir Charles Tempest, Bart. 

(Sep. i, 1875 -Mid. 1879). 
Therry, George Canning, son of Judge Therry (May 27, 1849- 

Feb. 1851), late Lieut.-Col. io5th Regiment; died July I3th, 1884. 
Thompson, Edward (April 29, 1878 -Mid. 1882). 
Thompson, James (April 29, 1878 -Xmas. 1883) (Jan. 26, 

1885- ). 
Thompson, Henry (Sep. 1882 - ). 

[ Sons of Edward Thompson, Esq., of Mold.J 

Thompson, Jonathan, Rev. (Oct. 13, 1885 - ) (in Holy 

Thorpe, Charles (Jan. 22, 1804 -June 1805). 
Throckmorton, Nicholas, br. of Sir Robert Throckmorton, 

8th Baronet (Aug. 30, 1809- June 1818) ; died Jan. 29, 1848). 

Throckmorton, John Jarvis, br. of Sir Robert Throckmorton, 
Bart. (Aug. 13, 1821 - Dec. 1824) ; died May 28, 1853. 

Throckmorton, Robert Courtenay, son of Sir Robert Throck- 
morton, Bart. (March 27, 1844- April 1848) ; died Dec. 14, 1853. 



Throckmorton, Herbert, br. of above (Jan. 28, 1860 -Mid. 

1861) ! died at Estcourt. Natal, March 19. 1871. 
Thunder, Andrew (Jan. 24, 1839 -Mid. 1841). 
Thunder, Michael (Aug. 31, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 

Tichborne, Robert, son of Sir Henry Tichborne, 7th Baronet, 
b. 1792 (Jan. 29, 1805 -June 1807) ; m. Rebecca, d. of A. F. Nunez, 
Esq. ; died Nov. 3, 1849. 

Timmins, Francis (Sep. 5, 1866 - for a short time). 
Tonnerre, Charles (Sep. 1868 - Mid. 1869); Matric. Lond. 

Univ. 1869. 

Tonnerre, Louis, br. of above (Sep. 1868 -Mid. 1869). 
Toovey, Edward (Aug. i, 1846 -Sep. 1848). 
Topham, Joseph Bell (Aug. 11, 1858 -Mid. 1861). 
Tordiffe, William (Oct. 5, 1857 -Xmas. 1857). 
Tordiffe, Edward, br. of above (Oct. 5, 185 7 -Xmas. 1857). 
Tordiffe, Evan, br. of above (Oct. 5, 1857 -Xmas. 1857). 
Torres, John (Aug. 16, 1859 -Mid. 1860). 
Torres, John (July 8, 1882 - left shortly after). 
Tovar, Claudio (Sep. 21, 1865 -Mid. 1868). 

Towneley, Charles, son of Peregrine Towneley, Esq. (Aug. 1 2, 
1817 -Mid. 1823), J.P., DL., F.R.S., F.S.A. ; a Trustee of the 
British Museum ; M.P. for Sligo ; High Sheriff of Lancashire in 
1857 ; Hon. Col. 5th Royal Lane. Militia ; m. Lady Caroline, d. of 
3rd Earl of Sefton ; died Nov. 4. 1876. 

Towneley, John, br. of above (Aug. 25, i8i8-Xmas. 1824), 
D.L. ; Lieut.-Col. 5th Royal Lancashire Militia : M.P. for Beverley ; 
m. Lucy Ellen, d. of Sir Henry Tichborne, 8th Baronet ; died Feb. 
21, 1878. 

Tozer, Edward, son of J. H. Tozer, Esq., of Teignmouth 
(April 8, 1877 - Mid. 1880). 

Trafford, Henry (Aug. 10, 1802 - March 1804). 
Trafford, Edmund (Aug. 14, 1804- June 1805). 
Trafford, William, J.P. (Aug. 16, 1832 - May 1841); late 

Major 4th Royal Lancashire Militia ; assumed the name of De Trafford 
in 1882. 

Trafford, Cuthbert (de) (Jan. 16, 1877 - Mid. 1880); 

son of Major de Trafford. 
Trafford, Humphrey (de), br. of above (Sep. 18, 1882- 

Xmas. 1886). 

Trant, Dominic (Jan. 14, 1812 -June 1814). 


Trant, James, br. of above (Jan. 14, 1812 -Aug. 1812). 

Trant, Dominic (Nov. 6, 1852 - Xmas. 1855). 

Trapani, Henry (Jan. 29, i874-Xmas. 1875), son of G. Trapani, 

LL.D., C.M-G., of Malta. 

Trenor, Frederick (Aug. n, 1844 -Mid. 1846). 
Trenor, Henry, bn of above (Aug. ir, 1844 -Mid. 1846). 
Truxillo, Peter (Sep. 2, 1835 -Oct. 1837). 
Tuer, Benjamin (May 15, i88i-May 16, 1881) (in Divinity). 
Turnbuil, Thomas (April i, 1843 -Dec. 1848). 
Turner, Charles (Aug. 13, 1839 -Mid. 1846). 
Turner, Henry (Nov. 10, 1847 -March 1849). 
Turner, Abraham (Nov. 10, 1847 -Mid. 1848). 
Turville, George, br. of Sir Francis Fortescue Turville (Aug. 

14, 1841 - Xmas. 1852) ; died at the Cape of Good Hope, Jan. 29, 

Tussaud, Francis (Jan. 13, 1842 -Mid. 1843); died March 2, 


Udall, William (Sep. 14, 1875 -Mid. l88l ) 
Ullathorne, Alfred (Jan. 16, 1843 -May 1845), 
Ullathorne, Frederick, br. of above (Jan. 16,1843 - Dec. 1844). 
Ullathorne, Oscar, br. of above (Jan, 16, 1843 -May l8 45)- 
Ulloa, Nicholas (Sep. 23, 18^7- April 1848). 
Ulloa, Pedro, br. of above (Sep. 23, 1847 -March 1848). 
Underbill, John (Aug. 22, 1798 -June 1805). 
Underbill, James (Aug. 22, 1799 -June 1806). 
Vallely, James (Sep. 1844 -Xmas. 1844). 
Van Grutten, Lucien (Oct. 29, 1877 -Xmas. 1880). 
Vanzeller, Joachim (Aug. 21, i8io-June 1811). 
Vanzeller, Thomas (Aug. 21, i8io-July 1814). 
Vanzeller, William (Aug. 21, 1810- July 1814) ; died April 2, 

Vanzeller, Theodore (Aug. 21, 1810- June 1816). 

Vanzeller, Peter (Aug. 21, i8io-June 1816); died Feb. 15, 

Vanzeller, James (Oct. 12, 1813 -June 1820); died Nov. 18, 


Vanzeller, Frederic (Oct. 12, 1813 -June 1820). 
Vanzeller, Charles (Jan. 29, 1822 -June 1824). 


Vanzeller, Anthony, June 5, 1874 -July 12, 1874). 

Vaughan, Francis B., of Courtfield, son of Colonel Vaughan, 
of Courtfield, b. 1844 (June 16, 1864 -Nov. 1865); Lieut.-Colonel 
Monmouth Militia ; m. Caroline, d. of Charles Pope, Esq. 

Vaughan, Ernest Courtenay, son of the Hon. George Vaughan 
and nephew of the 4th Earl of Lisburne, b. 1832 (Oct. 13, 1841 - 
Mid. 1845) ; Major R.H.A. ; died Oct. 27, 1875. 

Vaughan, George, br. of above; b. 1833 (Oct. 4, 1842- 

Mid. 1846) ; late Captain in the Army ; m. Laura Mary, d. of 
Charles Moore, Esq. 

Vavasour, Charles, br. of Sir Edward Vavasour, Bart: (April 
14, 1826 - Xmas. 1826) ; died April 21, 1846. 

Vavasour, George, br. of above (Aug. i, 1846 -Xmas. 1846). 

Vavasour, Oswald, br. of Sir William Vavasour, Bart. (Feb. 7, 
1860 - Mid. 1862). 

Vavasour, Henry, br. of above (Sep. 10, 1866 -Xmas. 1867). 

Velluti, Paul (Aug. 21, 1851 -Xmas 1852). 

Verdon, Owen (Sep. 8, 1879 -Xmas. 1882). 

Verdon, Thomas, br. of above (Sep. 14, 1880 -Mid. 1883). 

Verhaeghe, Raymond (April 30, 1888 -Mid. 1888). 

Visart de Bocarme, Albert (Oct. 12, 1885 - April 30, 1888) ; 

son of Count Visart de Bocarme, Burgomaster of Bruges. 

Vistahermosa, vide De la Vega. 

Wake, Charles (Aug. 17, 1861 -Xmas. 1862); drowned in the 

accident at Regent's Park, Jan. 15, 1867. 
Wakeman, (June 12, 1795 -Jan. 1796). 
Walker, Francis (Aug. 1822 -Mid. 1823). 

Walker, Robert (Sep. 1846 -Mid. 1848) (Feb. 1869 -Nov. 
1869), br. of Rev. H. M. Walker, M.A. 

Walker, George (Jan. 18, 1877 -Mid. 1877). 
Wall, Thomas (March 20, 1879 -March 1881). 
Wall, Arthur, br, of above (Sep. 23, 1880 -Mid. 1883). 
Wall, Alan, br. of above (Sep. 23, 1880 -Mid. 1883). 
Wallais, Mr. (a short time in 1852) (in Divinity). 
Walmsley, Anthony (Aug. 17, 1841 -Mid. 1844). 
Walmsley, John, br. of above (Aug. 17, 1841 -Xmas. 1846). 
Walsh, John (Aug. 8, i8i6-Jan. 1817). 
Walsh, Henry (Jan. 27, 1830 -Nov. 1831). 

APPENDIX. . 113 

Walsh, John (Aug. 28, 1839 -Mid. 1842). 

Walsh, John Francis (Sep. 14, 1874- Mid. 1880). 

Walsh, James Duckett, br. of above (April 9, iSyy-Mid. 1881). 

Walsh, Thomas, br. of above (April 4, 1883 -April 1884). 

Walsh, Patrick Thomas (Sep. 21, 1880- 1881) (in Divinity). 

Wardroper, Henry (Sep. 18, 1882 -Xmas. 1882) (in Divinity). 

Ware, Samuel, Rev (Oct. 21, 1869 -May 1870) (in Divinity). 

Wareing, John (Sep. 6, 1836 -Xmas. 1837). 

Wareing, Charles, br. of above (Sep. 6, 1836 -Xmas. 1837). 

Warlock, Charles (Feb. 9, 1808 -Mid. 1808). 

Warmoll, Edward C. Priestley (1863-64) died March 29, 1865. 

Waterworth, John (Feb. 23, 1837 -Xmas. 1837). 

Watts, William (Jan. 10, 1838 -Xmas 1840). 

Weld, George, son of George Weld, Esq., of Leagrim Park, 
and grand-nephew of Thomas Weld, Esq , of Lulworth, who founded 
Stonyhurst (Sep. 24, 1833 Feb. 1837) ; 22nd Regiment : died in 
India, Nov. 1844. 

Welman, Charles Caesar, J.P., eldest son of Charles Noel 
Welman, Esq.. of Norton Manor, b. 1840 (Sep. n, 1856 - Mid. 1858) ; 
late 49th Regiment ; Major in the Yeomanry ; m. Eugenia, d. of 
Charles Stonor. Esq. 

Welman, Arthur Nelson, br. of above, b. 1845 (Jan. 22, 1856- 
Xmas. 1859) (Aug. 1861 - Mid. 1864) ; Capt. West Somerset 
Yeomanry ; late Capt. 66th Regt. ; m. Katharine, d. of Charles 
Strong, Esq.. of New York. 

Welman, Maurice Noel, br. of above, b. 1847 (J an - 22, 1856- 
Xmas. 1859) (Aug. 1861 -Mid. 1866); Matric. Lond. Univ., 1865; 
Good Conduct Medal. 1866 ; died Jan. 30, 1867, and was buried at 

Welman, Frederick Tristram, br. of above, b. 1849 (Aug. 
24, 1856 - Xmas. 1859) (Aug. 1861 - Xmas. 1867) ; m. Mary, d. of 
Brisco Ray, Esq. 

Welman, Gerard, br. of above, b. 1854 (Sep. 10, 1864 - 
April 1872) ; Resident Magistrate in the Straits Settlements. 

Welman, Henry Acton, br. of above, b. 1856 (Sep. 10, 1864 - 
Mid. 1874) ; m. Mary d. of Sir Paul Molesworth, Bait., Matric. Lond. 
Univ. 1873. 

Welman, Edward Charles, son of Major Charles Welman 
(Dec. 29, 1874 - Mid. 1882) ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1882. 

Welman, Arthur, br. of above (Sep. 13, ]88o - Mid. 1887) ; 
Matric. Lond. Univ. 1887. 


Welpley, James (Sep. 19, 1856 - Mid. 1858). 
Wells, James (Aug. n, 1847 - Mid. 1848). 
Wells, John (Aug. 13, 1855 - Mid. 1856). 

Wheble, James, of Woodley Lodge and Bulmershe Court 
(March 20, 1795 -Jan. 1800); m. Mary, d. of Timothy O'Brien, 
Esq. ; died July 31, 1840. 

Wheble, James, son of above, (Aug. 19, 1830 - Mid. 1837); 
J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff of Berks, 1855 ; late Capt. Berks. 
Militia ; m. Lady Catherine, d. of the Earl of Howth. K.P. 

Wheble, Edmund, br. of above (Aug. 19, 1830 -Mid. 1837); 

m. Emma Blount ; died April 20, 1840. 
Wheble, Robert, br. of above (Jan. 22, 1833 -Mid. 1840). 

Wheble, William, br. of above (Aug. 14, 1833 -Mid. 1842) : 
Major 7th Dragoon Guards ; Public Man, 1841 - 42. 

Wheble, Daniel O'Connell, br. of above (Aug. 21, 1841- 
Mid. 1851); m. Eleanor, d. of Robert Cassidy, Esq., of Monas- 
terevan ; died May 31, 1865. 

Wheeler, Luke (Sep. i, 1862 -Mid. 1865) ; late of the 63rd 

Regt. ; m. Margaret, d. of R. Wilson. Esq., of Clapham. 
White, John (June 7, 1804 -Oct. 1807) ; died Nov. 1858. 
White, Pierce (Sep. 29, 1836 -Xmas. 1837). 
White, Jasper (Oct. 9, 1839 - April 1843). 
White, John (Sep. 3, 1840 -Mid. 1842). 
White, Robert (Aug. 4, 1843 -Mid 1844). 
Whiteside, Edward (April 28, 1866 -Xmas. 1869). 

Whitgreave, George, son of Thomas Henry Whitgreave, 
Esq., of Moseley ; b. 1787 ; J.P., D.L., High Sheriff 1837 (Feb. 28, 
1799 - Nov 1802) ; m.. 1st, Amelia, d. of Benjamin Hodges, Esq. ; 
2ndly, Mary Juliana, d. of Admiral the Hon. Sir John Talbot ; 
3rdly, Mary Anne, d. of Benjamin Sandford. Esq.; died Feb. 18. 

Whitgreave, Henry, J.P., D.L.. son of above, b. 1816 (April 
4, 1827 -Mid. 1830) (Jan. 1823 -March 1834); m., 1st, Henrietta 
Maria, d. of the late Hon. Thomas Clifford ; 2nd!y, Mary, d. of 
the late Walter Selby, Esq., of Biddleston ; died Aug. 13, 1881. 

Whitgreave, Francis, of Burton Manor, J.P., D.L., br. of 
above, b. 1819 (Jan. 18, 1840 - Xmas. 1840) (March 1842 -July 
1842) ; m. Teresa, d. of Sir Edward Mostyn. Bart. 

Whitgreave, Thomas, son of Henry Whitgreave, Esq., b. 

1849 (Aug. 23, 1861 - Mid. 1866) ; died Jan. 26, 1876. 
Whitgreave, Thomas, of Walsall (Sep. 13, i842-Xmas. 1846). 


Whitgreave, Francis, br. of above (Sep. 13, 1842 - Mid. 1847). 
Whitty, Richard (Sep. 1827 - 1828). 

Whitty, Frederick (Sep. 27, 1858 - Xmas. 1859); died March 


Wilkinson, James (Aug. 9, 1826 - Mid. 1831). 

Wilkinson, Thomas Carlos (May 13, 1844 -Mid. 1852); died 

Jan. 3, 1886. 

Wilkinson, Augustine, Rev. (Jan. 31, 1881 -Mid. 1882). 
Wilks, Bartholomew (April 15, 1795 -April 1796). 
Wilks, Francis (Jan. 14, 1846 - Dec. 1849). 
Willock, Henry (Sep. 1869 -Mid. 1870). 
Willoughby, Ferrers Thomas (Jan. 25, 1807 -June 1809). 
Willson, William (May 2, 1832 -Mid. 1834). 
Willson, Thomas J. (Jan. 15, 1838 -Xmas. 1840). 

Willson, William E., br. of above (Jan. 15, i838-Xmas. 1841), 
m. d. of John Hardman, Esq. 

Wilson, David (July 4, 1803 - Dec. 1805). 

Wilson, Cyril J., son of R. Wilson, Esq., of Clapham (March 
29, i862-Xmas. 1867) ; Public Man, Sep. to Dec., 1867 ; Good 
Conduct Medal, 1868 ; m. Frances, d. of Charles Noel Welman, Esq. 

Wilson, Hugh Carter, br. of above (Sep 10, i863-Mid. 1867). 

Winkfield, Henry (Oct 5, 1840 -Mid. 1841). 

Witham, Francis, son of William Witham, Esq., b. 1815 
(Aug. 16, 1827 - Mid. 1830), m. Mary Lucy Vincent ; died Aug. 28, 

Witham, James, br. of above, b. 1820 (Aug. 14, 1834- Mid. 

1836), m , 1st, Elizabeth Polton ; 2ndly, Harriet Selina, d. of 
Richard Wells, Esq. 

Witham, Robert (Aug. 8, 1831 -Xmas. 1833). 

Witham, Robert, son of J. Sutcliffe Witham, Esq. (Oct. 6, 
1857 -Xmas. 1858). 

Wolseley, Edward Talbot, br. of Sir Charles Michael Wolseley, 
Bart, b. 1848 (June 17, 1860 - Xmas. 1864); Capt. 3rd Staff. 
Militia ; m. Florence, d. of Edward Weld, Esq. 

Wood, George Vincent (March 24, 1846- Xmas. 1846). 
Woodroffe, John George (Jan. 1876 -Xmas. 1878). 
Woodward, Richard (Sep. 10, 1863 - Mid. 1865). 

Woodward, Charles (Sep. 1864 - March 1867) ; served as a 
Papal Zouave, and was present at the battle of Mentana. 


Woollett, George (Oct. 18, 1877 -Mid. 1878) (in Divinity). 

Worswick, Thomas (July 28, 1807 -June 1809). 

Worswick, Ambrose (Sep. 3, 1859- April 1860). 

Wright, John (Oct. 1859 -Xmas. 1864). 

Wright, (Aug. 16, 1861). 

Wye, John (Aug. 12, 1809 -Feb. 1810). 

Wyse, Alfred Bonaparte, J.P., D.L., eldest son of the late 
Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Wyse. K.C.B. (Sep. 22, 1834- Mid. 1838) ; 
High Sheriff, Waterford, 1870 ; Knight Commander of the Order 
of S. Maurice and Lazarus, and of the Nichan Iftichar of Tunis. 

Wyse, William, br. of above; Capt. Waterford Militia; High 
Sheriff, Waterford, 1855 (Nov. 19, 1837 -Mid. 1844) ; m. Ellen, d. 
of J. Prout, Esq. 

Wyse, Arthur, nephew of Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Wyse, b. 1830 
(Sep. 20, 1840 - Mid. 1844); Resident Magistrate, Castlebar ; 
formerly an officer 48th Regt. 

Xhoffray, Jules (Feb. 6, 1857- Mid. 1857). 

Yates, James (Jan. 9, 1817 -Jan. 1826). 

Yates, Francis (Feb. i, 1819 -Dec. 1823). 

Ynigo, John (Dec. 2, 1835 -Mid. 1837). 

Ynigo, Manuel (June 4, 1838 -Oct. 1840). 

YnigO, Francis (June 4, 1838 - Xmas. 1841). 

Yonge, Francis (Nov. 6, 1856 -Oct. 1857). 

Yonge, James (Nov. 6, 1856 -Xmas. 1858). 

Young, Gwillym (Aug. 13, 183 2 -Mid. 1834). 

Young, Austin (Aug. 13, 1850 -^Vlid. 1852). 

Young, Alfred (Aug. 13, 1850 - Mid. 1855); Recorder of 


Young, Clement (Aug. 23, 1852 -Mid. 1856). 
Young, Edward (Jan. 1854 -Mid. 1857). 
Young, Cyril, son of Alfred Young, Esq. (June i, 1876- Mid. 


Young, Edward, son of Edward Young, Esq. (Oct. 3, 1885- ). 
Young, Clement, br. of above (April 4, 1888- ). 
Young, C. J. E. (Feb. 20, 1872 -April 1872) (in Divinity). 
Yzaguirre, John (Oct. ^857 - March 1859). 
Zavala, John, son of General Zavala (March 22, 1856 - M ; d. 

Zimmermann, Adrian (Aug. 8. 1856 - Mid. 1857) 



Antheunis, Jules (1868 - 69) ; Professor of French. 
Avrillon, F. J. (1881 - 86) ; Professor of French and 


Barber, Luke, ( ) ; Drawing Master. R.I. P. 

Barratt, John (1861 - ) ; Professor of Music. 
Bartholome, Frederic, Ph.D. (1870 - 74) ; Professor of 


Beck, E. W. (Dec. 1884 - Jan. 1885). 
Benz, John B. (1839-41); Professor of Music; died July 

25, 1880. 

Biard, Monsieur (1861); Professor of French. 
Blaise, Clement (1870- 74); Professor of French. 
Blandford, William (1860- 75) ; Professor of Music. 
Bohen, Philip (1844 - 50); Professor of Mathematics. 
Bond, Mr. (1812 - 13). 

Browne, Henry Martyn (1874) ; English Master. 
Cantopher, Mr. (1863); Librarian. 
De la Sere, Monsieur (1860) ; Professor of French. 
Delefortrie, Monsieur (1860 - 61) ; Professor of French. 
Dupuy, Aloys, (1878 - 79) ; Professor of French. 
De Saussey, Baron (1820 - 37); Professor of French. 
Kgan, Patrick (1875 - 88) ; Professor of Classics. 
Ewald, Franz (1874 - 75) ; Professor of Classics. 
Fowler, John (1847 - 49) ; Procurator. 
Gautier, Monsieur (1846 - 47) , Professor of French. 
Glenwitz, Mr. (1861); Professor of German. 
Grandame, Joseph (1878 - 81) ; Professor of French. 
Gravet, Octave (1874 - 75) Professor of French. 
Hallot, F. X. (1837 - 41) ; Professor of French. 
Harper, Samuel B. (1864- 65); English Master. 

Hart, Alban, J. X. (1864 - 68); English Master; died April 
i3th, 1879. 

Healy, Mr. (1859) ; English Master. 
Healey, J. T. (1884 - 85) ; Professor of Mathematics. 
Helt, Mr. (1868 - 69) ; Professor of Mathematics. 


Hemming, Clement (1871-80); Drawing Master. 

Herbert, Alfred L, B.A. (1880 - ) ; Professor of Classics 

and English 

Hoskins, Mr. J. (1860-61); Professor of Classics. 
Hoymann, Moritz (1875 - 77) ; Professor of German. 
Kemen, Charles (1866- ); Professor of French and German. 
Kirkby, H. (1871-72); English Master. 
Kremer, Nicolaus (1874 - 75) ; Professor of German. 
Lamb, Henry (1843 47); Surgeon; died Dec. 19, 1878. 

Lampert, John George (1841-49); Professor of Music 

died Oct. 19, 1884. 

Lampert, Adam (1844-49) ; Professor of Music, 
Leipold, John (1849-56) (1859-61); Professor of Music. 
Le Ray, Monsieur (1799). 
Le Vieux, Monsieur (1799). 

Lynch, William (1880); Professor of Mathematics. 
McSwiney, Felix (1874 - 84) (1887 - ) ; Professor of 

Drawing and Mathematics. 
Mann, George (1844 - 46) ; Procurator. 
Massin, Monsieur (1877); Professor of French. 
Meunier, Louis (1876 - 77) ; Professor of French. 
Miller, Mr. (1874); English Master. 

Moody, Robert Sadleir, M.A. (1862-72); Professor of 

Mutimer, Arthur, M.A. (1881 - ); Professor of Science and 

Oakes, W. J., F.R.G.S. (1880 -81); Professor of Science. 

Parker, Timothy (1830 - 71) ; Dancing and Fencing Master; 
died Jan. 19, 1885. 

Pugin, Augustus Welby (1837-39); Lecturer on Archi- 
tecture and Art ; died Sep. 14, 1852. 

Riordan, Mr. (1873-74); English Master. 

Robinson, Thomas (1875) ; Professor of Classics. 

Roesch, Mr. (1876); Professor of German. 

Ryder, George Dudley, M.A. (1861-62); Librarian; died 

June 19, 1880. 
St. Aubyn, Grenville (1858-61) (1873-80); Professor of 

Mathematics ; died Nov. 22, 1883. 
Schlager, Herr ( ) ; Professor of German. 


Septier, Monsieur (1869- 70) ; Professor of German. 

Sharman, Mr. (1827- ); Professor of Music. 

Shaw, Lewis (1799- ) 

Sisson, Mr. (1795 - 1800) ; Procurator. 

Skene, A. P. (1861) ; Professor of Classics. 

Spencer, James Anthony, B.A. (1869-70); Professor of 

Mathematics ; died Dec. 15, 1873. 
Voight, Paulus (1843-44); Professor of Music. 
Waymouth, H., Ph.D. (May - Dec. 1879); Professor of 


Westfield, Mr. (1861) ; English Master. 
Williams, Edward A. (1877 -April 1881) ; English Master. 
Wood, John (1853 - 56) ; Professor of Music. 
Wood, Thomas (1874 -Dec. 1880) ; English Master. 
Woodward, Charles ]., B.Sc. (1872 - 79) ; Professor ot 

Yates, Mr. (1800-1802); Procurator. 



Foley, William (1806-1807) (1817-25), ordained Feb. 25, 

1820; Procurator 1818 - 23; Prof, of Discipline 1822 - 23; 

returned as locum tenens for Dr. Weedall, 1830 -31 ; died Feb. u, 

*Le Ray, Joseph (1799), one of the French emigrants; 

Professor of French. 
Wareing, James, br. to Bp. Wareing (Sep. 27, 1808 -March 

1809) ; died at Lisbon, Sep. 25, 1852. 

Bagshawe, Rt. Rev. Bishop; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1846, 2nd 

in Cl. ; B.A. 1848 ; 1st in Cl., First Scrip. 1848 ; Good Conduct 


Knight, Rt. Rev. Bishop; Good Conduct Medal 1843. 
Acton, Very Rev. Edw. Canon, D.D. ; Public Man Nov. 1855- 

April 1856; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1856; B.A. 1858. 
Ashlin, Rev. Stephen; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1853; Public 

Man, Jan. -June, 1854. 
Bagshawe, John Canon; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1844; B.A. 



Ball, Rev. Anthony; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1850. 

Barry, Rev. W. ; Matric Lond. Univ. 1868, yth in Hons., 

and Prize. 

Beech, Rev. A. ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1877. 
Bonus, Rev. J. ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1848; Prel. Sci. 1864. 
Caswell, Rev. John; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1865. 
Clarke, Rev. C. C ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1869. 
Colegrave, Hubert; Good Conduct Medal, 1888. 
Corbishley, Rev. G. ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1852. 
Crane, Rev. A. B. ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1868. 
Crewe, Rev. M. ; Matric Lond. Univ. 1841. 
Dalton, Rev. J. P. ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1869. 
Daly, Hon. John G. ; Public Man, Aug. - Dec. 1853. 
Davies, Very Rev. H. B., Canon; Public Man, Jan. -Aug. 1851. 

Davis, Rev. G., O.S.B. ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1846, 4th in 

Chem. ; B.A. 1849 ; 3rd in Chem. 
Esmonde, Sir T., Public Man, Sep. - Dec. 1879. 
Flanagan, Rev. Thomas ; Public Man, 1 849 - 50. 
Hopkins, Rev. H. ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1841. 
Hopwood, Rev. John; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1877. 
Kelly, Rev. Joseph; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1842; B.A. 1844. 
Kennedy, Rev. John; B.A. Lond. Univ. 1841. 

Kirsopp, Rev. F. ; Public Man, 1844-45; Good Conduct 

Medal 1846. 
Knight, Rev. Arthur, S.J. ; Matric. Lond. Univ. 1860 ; Good 

Conduct Medal 1851. 

Knight, Rev. Thomas, S.J. ; Good Conduct Medal 1847. 
Longman, Very Rev. Thomas, Canon, V.G. ; Public Man, 

1839-41 ; B.A. Lond. Univ. 1841. 
Mackey, Rev. D., O.P. ; Matric. Lond. Univ 1868, 4oth in 

Hons. ; Intermed. Laws, 1870, 3rd Cl. in Ii.>iib. 
Gattinara, Count Mercurino di. 
Ghislieri, Marchese Alfonso. 

[ These two names should have been inserted inkier " Nobility."] 
Lynch, Rev. Hugh; died Dec. 13, 1883. 

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