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Burgoyne, John, 1723-1792

  • GB-2014-WSA-00364
  • Person
  • 1723-1792

BURGOYNE, JOHN, second son of Capt. John Burgoyne, Sherborne, Warwicks., and Anna Maria, dau. of Charles Burneston, Hackney, Middlesex; b. 4 Feb 1722/3; in school lists 1733, 1735-8; an intimate friend of James Smith Stanley, Lord Strange (qv); Cornet, 1st Royal Dragoons, 14 Jul 1743; Lieut., 22 Feb 1745; Capt., 1 Jul 1745; sold out 31 Oct 1751, on account of his debts, and resided for some years in France and Italy; re-entered Army as Capt., 11th Dragoons, 14 Jun 1756; Capt. -Lieut. and Lieut. -Col., 2nd Foot Guards, 10 May 1758; served in expeditions to Cherbourg and St. Malo 1758-9; raised 16th Dragoons and gazetted as Lieut. -Col. commandant, 4 Aug 1759; served in Portugal as Brig. -Gen., 1762; Brevet Col., 8 Oct 1762; Col. 16th Dragoons, 18 Mar 1763 - Oct 1779; Governor of Fort William 1769-79; Maj. -Gen., 25 May 1772; served in America 1775; present at battle of Bunker Hill; second in command under Sir Guy Carleton in Canada, 1776, in supreme command 1777; Lieut. -Gen., 29 Aug 1777; surrendered to Gates at Saratoga, 17 Oct 1777; allowed by Washington to return to England on parole, where he resigned his regiment and governorship; on the return of his political friends to power in 1782 became Commander-in-Chief, Ireland, 7 Jun 1782, holding post to 1784; Col., 4th Foot, from 7 Jun 1782; MP Midhurst 1761-8, Preston from 29 Nov 1768; proposed in 1772 that the East India Company should be controlled by the government; made a violent attack on Clive in May 1773, and was a manager of the impeachment of Warren Hastings, 1787; Privy Councillor (I) 4 May 1782; member, Society of Dilettanti, 1772; contributed to the Rolliad and Probationary Odes; author, The Heiress, 1786, and other plays; m. 1743 Lady Charlotte Stanley, sister of James Smith Stanley, Lord Strange (qv); d. 4 Aug 1792; buried North Cloister, Westminster Abbey. DNB.

Burton, Edmund Charles, 1826-1907

  • GB-2014-WSA-04199
  • Person
  • 1826-1907

BURTON, EDMUND CHARLES, eldest son of Edmund Singer Burton, Daventry, Northants., solicitor, and Anna Maria, dau. of Clarke Watkins, Daventry, Northants.; b. 4 Sep 1826; adm. 26 Sep 1838 (Scott's); QS 1841; rowed against Eton 26 Jul 1842, 1 Aug 1843; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1845, matr. 15 May 1845, Westminster Student to 1860; won Champion Sculler’s Cup at Thames Regatta 1846, Oxford University Pairs with Arthur Milman (qv) 1846, University Sculls 1847; rowed for Oxford v. Cambridge 1846, 1849; stroke of Oxford Eight at Henley 1847, 1848, and steered Oxford crew which won the Grand Challenge Cup there 1851; President, Oxford University Boat Club 1847-8; BA 1849; MA 1852; adm. solicitor, Mich. 1852; practised at Daventry, firm Burton and Willoughby; an all-round sportsman, being a fine runner and a prominent rider to hounds; won National Hunt Steeplechase 1860, 1861; joint donor of the Silver Sculls with Sir Patrick MacChombaich Colquhoun (qv), the first annual race for which took place in 1844; m. 1 Oct 1862 Rosamond Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua Verney Lace, Little Woolton, Lancs.; d. 21 Aug 1907.

Burton, Reginald, 1830-1892

  • GB-2014-WSA-04209
  • Person
  • 1830-1892

BURTON, REGINALD, brother of Edmund Charles Burton (qv); b. 3 Mar 1830; adm. 27 Jan 1842 (Scott's); QS 1844; coxed eight against Eton 29 Jul 1845, 30 Jul 1846, and rowed v. Eton 29 Jul 1847; left 1848; a clerk in the Customs (retired by 1881); m. 17 Jun 1858 Anne, eldest dau. of Henry Merceron, Bethnal Green; d. 26 Apr 1892.

Busby, Richard, 1606-1695

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  • Person
  • 1606-1695

BUSBY, RICHARD, second son of Richard Busby, Lutton, otherwise Sutton St. Nicholas, Lincs., and ---, sister of Henry Robinson, Westminster ; b. 22 Sep 1606 ; adm. ; KS (Capt.) ; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1624, matr. 10 Feb 1625/6, Westminster Student to 1661, Tutor 1632-7 ; BA 1628 (incorp.Camb.1628) ; MA 1631 ; DD 1660 ; acted the part of Cratander in Cartwright’s Royal Slave before the King and Queen at Christ Church 30 Aug 1636, with great success ; ordained ; appointed Head Master of the School in the place of Lambert Osbaldeston (qv) in 1638/9, but not confirmed in that office until 23 Dec 1640 ; Prebendary of Wells and Rector of Cudworth, Somerset, 1 Jul 1639 ; ejected from his stall and rectory during the Commonwealth, but was allowed to retain his Studentship at Christ Church and his post at Westminster ; there is no evidence that he took either the Covenant or the Engagement, and of his loyalty both to Church and King there is no question ; Robert South (qv) relates that “the King was publicly prayed for in this school but an hour or two (at most) before his sacred head was struck off”, while John Owen, Dean of Christ Church, used often to say that “it would never be well with the nation till this School was suppressed” (Sermons preached upon several occasions by Robert South, 1865, i, 420-32) ; his chief trouble during the Commonwealth seems to have been with the Under Master, Edward Bagshaw (qv), who was eventually dismissed from the School by the Governors, May 1658 ; restored as Prebendary of Wells on the Restoration, also Canon Residentiary and Treasurer from 11 Aug 1660 ; Proctor in Convocation, Diocese of Bath and Wells ; Prebendary of Westminster from 5 Jul 1660, Treasurer 1660-72, Archdeacon from 1672 ; carried the ampulla at the Coronation of Charles II, 23 Apr 1661, and the orb and cross at the Coronation of James II, 23 Apr 1685 ; a great schoolmaster and a most successful teacher ; “the soil”, says Steele, “which he manured, always grew fertile” ; gained the respect and veneration of his pupils in spite of his excessive use of the birch ; his chair is preserved up School, and many of the books which he bequeathed to the School are still in the Busby Library, built by him at his own expense ; the Busby Trustees, thirteen in number and always OWW, still carry out the charitable trusts of his will for the benefit of the poorer clergy and others ; author, Graecae Grammaticae Rudimenta, 1663, and other books for the use of the School ; d. unm. 5 Apr 1695 ; buried in the Choir, Westminster Abbey, in front of the steps leading to the Sacrarium, under the black and white marble pavement of which he was the donor ; monument by Bird in Poet’s Corner. DNB ; see also G.F.Russell Barker, Memoir of Richard Busby, 1695.

Butler, William John, 1818-1894

  • GB-2014-WSA-04258
  • Person
  • 1818-1894

BUTLER, WILLIAM JOHN, eldest son of John Laforey Butler, Finchley, Middlesex, London merchant and banker, and Henrietta, dau. of Capt. Robert Patrick; b. 10 Feb 1818; adm. (G) 7 Oct 1830; KS 1832; rowed v. Eton 12 May 1836; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1836, adm. pens. 2 Jun 1836, scholar 1837; BA 1840; MA 1844 (incorp. Oxford 1847); DD 1885; ordained deacon 1841, priest 1842 (Winchester); Curate, Dogmersfield, Hants., 1841-3, Puttenham, Surrey, 1843-4; Perpetual Curate of Wareside, Herts., 1844-6; Vicar of Wantage, Berks., 1846-80; founder and Warden of Penitential Sisterhood of St. Mary, Wantage, 1850; elected Bishop of Natal by diocesan synod 25 Oct 1866, but his election was disapproved by Archbishop Longley; Hon. Canon, Christ Church, Oxford, 1872; Canon of Worcester 1880-5; Dean of Lincoln from 15 Jul 1885; a Busby Trustee from 25 May 1889; author, Sermons for Working Men, 1847, and other works; m. 29 Jul 1843 Emma, dau. of George Henry Barnett, Glympton Park, Oxfordshire, banker; d. 14 Jan 1894. DNB.

Calvert, William, 1810-1841

  • GB-2014-WSA-04366
  • Person
  • 1810-1841

CALVERT, WILLIAM, son of William Calvert, Crosthwaite, Cumberland, and Mary Mitchinson (IGI); b. 15 Jan 1810; adm. 1 Oct 1824 (Singleton's); left 1825; MRCS 1832; Assistant Surgeon, EICS Bombay 24 Oct 1832; d. Ahmednagar, Bombay 9 Aug 1841.

Camden, William, 1551-1623

  • GB-2014-WSA-00387
  • Person
  • 1551-1623

Son of Sampson Camden, London, citizen and painter stainer, and his first wife Elizabeth, dau. of Giles Curwen, Poulton Hall, Lancs. ; b. 2 May 1551 ; ed. Christ’s Hospital and St.Paul’s Sch. ; Magdalen Coll.Oxford, servitor 1566 ; migr. to Broadgates Hall and subsequently to Christ Church, Oxford ; BA 6 Mar 1573/4 ; adm. Inner Temple 20 Feb 1571/2, having previously been a member of Lyon’s Inn ; began travelling over England collecting antiquarian and archaeological data ; Under Master, Westminster School 1575-93, obtaining appointment through the influence of Dean Goodman (Camden noted in his Memorabilia, under the year 1575, “Westmonasterium veni”, T.Smith, ed., Camdeni Epistolae, 1691, (Annales section), 85 (see also op.cit., viii) ; Keeper of Chapter Library, Westminster Abbey 15 May 1587 ; Prebendary of Salisbury from 6 Feb 1588/9 (although a layman) ; Head Master, Westminster School Mar 1592/3 – Oct 1597 ; on 13 Jun 1594 was permitted to “take his diet with us, the said Dean and Chapter, sittinge at our table in our said Colledge” ; Clarencieux King of Arms from 23 Oct 1597 ; founded Camden Professorship of History, Oxford Univ., 1622 ; author, Britannia, 1586 (six subsequent editions in his lifetime), Annales, 1615-25, and other works ; his Institutio Graecae Grammaticae Compendiaria, 1595, published for the use of the School, was an epitome of the Graecae Linguae Spicilegium of Edward Grant (qv) ; it became known as the Eton Greek Grammar and passed through more than 100 editions ; see W.H.Herendeen, William Camden, A Life in Context, 2007 ; d. unm. 9 Nov 1623. Buried South Transept, Westminster Abbey. ODNB.

Campbell, John, 1762-1834

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  • Person
  • 1762-1834

CAMPBELL, JOHN, 1ST MARQUIS OF BREADALBANE, eldest son of Colin Campbell, Carwhin, [check county] and Elizabeth, dau. of Archibald Campbell, Stonefield, Argyllshire, advocate; b. 30 Mar 1762; adm. 3 Apr 1771; his private tutor, Rev. Dr. George Campbell, the father of Lord Chancellor Campbell, “accompanied him to Westminster School, and lived several years with him in a house in Smith Street, Westminster” (Life of John, Lord Campbell, 1881, i, 5); succeeded his cousin as 4th Earl of Breadalbane (S) 26 Jan 1782; a Scottish Representative Peer 1784-1806; FRS 19 Feb 1784; raised a number of men at the beginning of the war with France; Ensign, Independent Co. Foot, 10 Jan 1795; Lieut., 24 Jan 1795; Capt., 116th Foot, 27 Jan 1795; Maj., 78th Foot, Apr 1795; Lieut. -Col. in the Army, and Col., 3rd bn., Breadalbane Regt. Fencibles, 17 Apr 1795; Col. in the Army 29 Apr 1802; Maj. -Gen., 25 Oct 1809; Lieut. -Gen., 4 Jun 1814; created Baron Breadalbane (UK) 13 Nov 1806, and Marquis of Breadalbane (UK) 12 Sep 1831; m. 3 Sep 1793 Mary Turner, eldest dau. of David Gavin, Langton, Berwickshire; d. 29 Mar 1834.

Carleton, Dudley, 1574-1632

  • GB-2014-WSA-04469
  • Person
  • 1574-1632

CARLETON, DUDLEY, 1ST VISCOUNT DORCHESTER, son of Anthony Carleton, Brightwell Baldwin, Oxfordshire, and his second wife Jocosa, dau. of John Goodwin, Winchington, Bucks.; b. 10 Mar 1573/4; adm.; QS ; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1591, matr. 11 Feb 1591/2, Westminster Student to 1607; BA 1595; MA 1600 (incorp. Camb. 1626); DCL 31 Aug 1636; Secretary to Sir Thomas Parry, Ambassador to Paris, 1602; MP St. Mawes Mar 1603/4 - Feb 1610/1, Hastings Jan 1625/6 - May 1626; ? adm. Grays Inn 21 Feb 1604/5; Secretary to Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland; suspected of complicity in the Gunpowder Plot, but succeeded in clearing himself while under arrest; Ambassador to Venice 1610-5, The Hague 1616-25; knighted Sep1610; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1625-6; Privy Councillor 1626; Envoy to Paris 1626, The Hague 1626-8; created Baron Carleton 22 May 1626 and Viscount Dorchester 25 Jul 1628; Secretary of State from 18 Dec 1628; the most sagacious and successful British diplomat of his day; m. 1st, Nov 1607 Anne, dau. of George Gerrard, Dorney, Bucks., and step-dau. of Sir Henry Savile (founder of Savilian Professorship at Oxford); m. 2nd, 1630 Anne, widow of Paul Bayning, 1st Viscount Bayning, and dau. of Sir Henry Glemham, Little Glemham, Suffolk; d. 15 Feb 1631/2. Buried Westminster Abbey, monument in St. Paul’s Chapel. DNB.

Carrow, Henry, 1813-1887

  • GB-2014-WSA-04509
  • Person
  • 1813-1887

CARROW, HENRY, brother of John Monson Carrow (qv); b. 8 Sep 1813; adm. 28 Mar 1827 (Singleton's); KS 1828; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1832, adm. pens. 11 Jun 1832, scholar 1833; one of founders of Third Trinity Boat Club 1833, consisting only of Old Etonians and OWW; rowed no. 3 in the boat which first became head of the river, 1834; BA 1836; MA 1842; ordained deacon 9 Apr 1837, priest 1838 (both Bath & Wells); Curate, Rampisham, Somerset, 1841, Loxton, Somerset, 1843; Rector of Loxton, Somerset, 1850-65; Chaplain to Axbridge Union 1861-5, Isle of Thanet Union 1872-6, Watford Union 1876-80; m. 1st, 19 Dec 1840 (IGI) Leah, dau. of John Cook, London; 2nd, 26 Nov 1850 (IGI) Amelia, dau. of Capt. --- Cleather, 20th Foot [was this Edward John Cleather, Lieut. Royal Staff Corps in 1829 ?]; d. 30 Sep 1887.

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