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Aislabie, William, d. 1759

  • GB-2014-WSA-02000
  • Person
  • d. 1759

AISLABIE, WILLIAM, eldest son of Robert Aislabie, Rotherham, Yorks., solicitor, and Martha, dau. of Timothy Kiplin, Badsworth, Yorks.; b.; adm. (aged 9) May 1735; KS (aged 14) 1738; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1742, adm. pens. 9 Jul 1742, did not matr.; ordained; licensed to curacy of Borden and Halstow, Kent 1749/50; Chaplain Royal Navy 1758, HMS Winchester; d. unm. 2 Oct 1759.

Akers, Thomas, 1597-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02009
  • Person
  • 1597-?

AKERS, THOMAS; son of Richard Akers, St. Margaret, Westminster, and Ann Jackson; bapt. 19 Jan 1596/7; adm.; KS in 1612; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1614, adm. scholar 1615, matr. Easter 1615; BA 1618/9; MA 1622 (received £8 from vestry of St. Margaret’s, Westminster, to cost of proceeding MA); ordained; Vicar of Paston, Norfolk 1636-40.

Alabaster, William, 1567-1640

  • GB-2014-WSA-02011
  • Person
  • 1567-1640

ALABASTER, WILLIAM, son of Roger Alabaster, Hadleigh, Suffolk, and Bridget, dau. of Adam Winthrop, Groton, Suffolk; nephew of Right Rev. John Still DD, Bishop of Bath and Wells; bapt. 28 Feb 1567/8; adm.; QS; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1583, adm. scholar 1584, matr. Easter 1584; BA 1587/8; MA 1591 (incorp. Oxford 11 Jul 1592) : DD 1614; Fellow of Trinity Coll. 1589 - c. 1597; ordained; Rector of Landulph, Cornwall 1596; chaplain to Earl of Essex on expedition to Cadiz Jun 1596; Roman Catholic convert; imprisoned in Tower of London for recusancy 1597-8; went abroad, and while at Rome thrown into prison of the Inquisition; rejoined Church of England on his return to England; Rector of Therfield, Herts. 1614, and of Little Shelford, Cambs. 1622; author of English sonnets and Latin verses; his Latin tragedy Roxana, 1632, was acted in the hall of Trinity Coll. Cambridge; m. 22 Aug 1618 Catherine, widow of Thomas Fludd, Milgate, Kent, (and mother of Thomas Fludd (qv)), and dau. of Levin Buffkin, Gore Court, Otham, Kent; d. Apr 1640. DNB.

Alcock, Barry St Clair, 1926-2011

  • GB-2014-WSA-02015
  • Person
  • 1926-2011

Alcock, Barry St Clair, brother of Patrick Fennell Alcock (qv); b. 26 Dec. 1926; adm. Sept. 1940 (KS); left July 1944; BA 1952; Roy. Inniskilling Fus. 1945-8, Roy. Ulster Rifles 1950, served Korea 1951, Roy. lnniskilling Fus. (Lieut. ) 1952, resigned 1954; resident in Peru 1957; admin. man. Cervecería Backus y Johnston 1962-83; m. 1959 Meryl Ann, d. of R. A. Harris, San Isidro, Peru; d. 1 Dec. 2011.

Alcock, Patrick Fennell, 1923-1999

  • GB-2014-WSA-02016
  • Person
  • 1923-1999

Alcock, Patrick Fennell, son of Maj. Alan Bennis Alcock DSC RM, and Marion St Clair, d. of Rev. William St Clair Tisdall, Vicar of Wakefield, New Zealand; b. 18 Dec. 1923; adm. Sept. 1937 (KS); left July 1942; elected to Ch. Ch. Oxf., but did not matric.; Irish Guards 1943, p. o. w. Italy; Roy. Inniskilling Fusiliers, Lieut. 1947, Capt. 1950, Maj. 1954, retd. 1978; m. 15 Dec. 1962 Patricia, d. of Joseph Edward Bannen MB ChB FFR, consult. radiologist, Hull, Yorks; d. 15 Aug. 1999.

Alderson, John Henry, 1874-1954

  • GB-2014-WSA-02017
  • Person
  • 1874-1954

Alderson, John Henry, eldest son of the Rev. Edmund Albert Alderson, Chaplain to the Forces, by Mary, daughter of the Rev. Henry Caddell, Vicar of St. Peter's, Colchester, Essex; b. Dec. 22, 1874; adm. from Dover College as Q.S. Jan. 17, 1889; left (with Triplett gratuity) July 1893; Selwyn Coll. Camb., matric. Michaelmas 1893, scholar 1893; B.A. 1896; M.A. 1905; Assist. Master King's School, Bruton, 1900-6; Principal of Bareilly College, U. P., India, 1908-20; Head Master of Preparatory School, Charters Towers, East Grinstead, Sussex, 1921; Joint Head Master of Saugeen School, Bournemouth, 1930; m. Aug. 28, 1906, Dorothy Mogg, younger daughter of Frederick Stockwell, M. D., of Bruton, Somerset; d. June 5, 1954.

Alderson, John, 1915-1945

  • GB-2014-WSA-02018
  • Person
  • 1915-1945

Alderson, John, son of John Henry Alderson (qv); b. 24 Dec. 1915; adm. Sept. 1928 (KS); left July 1933; member Lloyds underwriting firm; Seaforth Highlanders 1940-5 (Capt.); attached Spe­cial Service troops; MC (Normandy) Aug. 1944; m. 21 Sept. 1939 Diana Mary, d. of Rt Hon. Edward Leslie Burgin MP LLD, Minister of Supply; killed in action in Western Europe Apr. 1945.

John Alderson was born in India on the 24th of December 1915 the only son of John Henry Alderson OW, a schoolmaster, and Dorothy Mogg (nee Stockwell) Alderson of Bruton in Somerset. He was educated at Westminster School, where he was admitted as a King’s Scholar and was up College from September 1928 to July 1934. He placed second for the Ireland Prize for Greek Verse in 1934. He was a member of the Colts Cricket XI from 1929 to 1931, winning his Colts Cap in 1929. He was a member of the 1st Cricket XI in 1932, 1933 and 1934, where he opened the batting in the latter year and of the Football XI in 1932, 1933 and 1934 where he played at inside left. The Elizabethan wrote the following on his 1932/33 season: - “With Symons constituted the brains of the attack. These two made many fine openings and played cleverly with each other and the other wing half backs. Alderson is a beautiful dribbler and strong with both feet, and a most indefatigable worker. If he is here next year, as it is hoped he will be, he should become an extremely dangerous inside-forward.” He was appointed as a School Monitor in 1933 and served as Hon. Secretary of the Elizabethan in the same year. The Elizabethan wrote the following on his 1933 cricket season: - “An attractive batsman, hooks and cuts splendidly, but his defence needs improving. Apt to get careless when well set and consequently did not make any large scores. A very safe fieldsman who, despite the smallness of his hands, catches nearly everything that comes his way.” He was appointed to the Monitorial Council in September 1932 and was a member of the Officer Training Corps where he was promoted to Sergeant in September 1933.
On leaving school he worked for a firm of Lloyd’s insurance brokers.
He was married at St Botolph’s Without, Aldersgate, London on the 21st of September 1939 to Diana Mary (nee Burgin); they had two sons, one of which was born on the 18th of September 1940, Christopher J., born on the 10th of August 1942 and a daughter, Philippa J., born on the 12th of December 1944.
He attended the 164th Officer Cadet Training Unit at Barmouth from the 24th of September 1939 before being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Seaforth Highlanders on the 14th of January 1940. He was promoted to Lieutenant on the 14th of July 1941 and was later attached to No. 3 Commando where he was appointed to the command of No.6 Troop. He was promoted to temporary Captain on the 13th of March 1944 and was appointed as Regimental Intelligence Officer on the 30th of March 1944.
At 9.05am on the 6th of June 1944, No. 6 Troop, No. 3 Commando landed on Sword beach in LCI 290, which was already sinking as it touched down. The Troop had suffered some casualties on the run in to the beach and suffered more when they moved across it under shell fire. By the evening they were inland at Ranville and by the evening of the 7th of June they were based at the chateau at Amfreville.
At 10.13am on the morning of the 8th of June, No.6 Troop reported that enemy infantry was advancing astride the Le Plein - Languemare Road and they engaged them at close range at 11am with support from artillery and fire from the destroyer HMS Hunter which was offshore. At 11.30am No. 6 Troop counterattacked and drove the Germans back half a mile, “destroying” an enemy company and capturing thirty six prisoners. During this engagement John Alderton was wounded in the knee.
For his actions that day he was awarded the Military Cross, which was announced in the London Gazette of the 31st of August 1944; the citation read: -
“On the morning of 8th June 1944, this Officer was holding a position astride the Le Plein - Languemare Road with one Officer and forty-seven men. The Troop was attacked by a company of German Infantry which established itself in front of the position. Captain Alderson attacked with great determination leading the assault with a T.S.M.G. He himself accounted for a number of the enemy and his men were so inspired by his leadership that they carried on after he was wounded and cleared the entire wood which remains in our hands. Besides approximately 15 enemy killed there were 36 prisoners. Owing to Captain Alderson's skill and courage our own losses were no more than one killed and nine wounded. This success was largely due to Captain Alderson's fine leadership.”
He re-joined his unit as a Troop Officer in billets at Smakt in Holland on the 18th of March 1945. At 3am on the morning of the 7th of April 1945, No. 3 Commando received orders to cross the River Weser in order to support No. 45 Commando as part of a flanking movement to the north of the town of Leese. They moved to Stolzenau at 3.30am and crossed the River Weser in Goatley boats at 4.30am. By 6am they were established in farm buildings where they were under occasional shell fire. Five other ranks were wounded in this area. At 7pm they received orders to join No. 1 Commando Brigade for a night march to Leese. Their objective was the capture of factory which was producing V-2 rockets and they were to be supported by a squadron of tanks for the task. At 8am they began moving towards the northern edge of the Leese and at 8.05am three tanks moved forward to assist them in clearing the town which they entered at 8.15am. At 8.30am the tanks engaged enemy positions in the factory and in woods to the north east of Leese. At 8.45am John Alderson was badly wounded by a sniper and was evacuated to the rear in a captured ambulance at 10am. He died from his wounds later in the day.
When the factory was captured, at around 4pm, a number of rockets were found and around one hundred scientists and support workers were captured.
He is commemorated on the war memorial at Harpenden and on the memorials at Bruton and at Lloyd’s of London.
He is buried at Rheinburg War Cemetery Plot 13 Row B Grave 1

Aldrich, Charles, 1681-1737

  • GB-2014-WSA-02020
  • Person
  • 1681-1737

ALDRICH, CHARLES, son of Edward Aldrich, London, and Hannah Bannister (IGI); nephew of Henry Aldrich (qv); b. 8 Oct 1681 (or 1680 (IGI)); adm.; KS (Capt. ) 1694; Capt. of the School 1698; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1699, matr. 21 Jun 1699, Westminster Student 23 Dec 1699 – void 1713, Tutor 1706-8, Librarian 1710; BA 1703; MA 12 Mar 1705/6; BD 1715; DD 1722; ordained; Rector of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, from 1709 (year of grace as from 4 Nov 1709); Chaplain to Frederick, Prince of Wales 1737; edited Theophrasti Characteres Ethici, 1707, and The Epistles of Ignatius with Polycarp’s Epistle to the Philippians, 1708; m. summer 1713 a widow (described by Hearne, Collections viii, 75, as “a bad, vexatious, furious wife”); d. 8 Nov 1737, bequeathing his library to the church at Henley. [Presumably Charles Aldrick (sic), who m. 6 Aug 1713 Jane Hobson (IGI)]

Aldrich, George, d. 1685

  • GB-2014-WSA-02021
  • Person
  • d. 1685

ALDRICH, GEORGE, a native of London; b.; adm.; KS in 1619; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1622, adm. scholar 1623; BA 1626/7; MA 1630; ordained; Curate of Cheam, Surrey 23 Sep 1633; Curate of Crowhurst, Surrey 1644-52; a zealous minister of the Church of England until silenced by the Puritans; Head Master of Cheam School 1665; m. 1st, Mary ---; m. 2nd, Isabel ---; m. 3rd, Margaret ---; d. 13 Jun 1685, aged 83.

Aldrich, Henry, 1648-1710

  • GB-2014-WSA-00206
  • Person
  • 1648-1710

ALDRICH, HENRY, son of Henry Aldrich, Westminster, and Judith Francis (IGI); b. 15 Jan 1647/8; in school lists 1656; KS (aged 10) 1658; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1662, matr. 19 Jul 1662, Westminster Student 22 Dec 1662 - void 1682 (Canon), Tutor 1670-81, Catechist 1681; BA 1666; MA 1669; BD and DD 2 Mar 1681/2; ordained; Canon of Christ Church 13 Feb 1681/2 - Jun 1689, Dean from 17 Jun 1689; Vice-Chancellor 1692-5; Prolocutor, Lower House of Convocation; a Busby Trustee from 21 Dec 1704; at his request in 1693 Charles Boyle edited the Epistles of Phalaris, which led to the famous controversy between Richard Bentley and the Christ Church wits; an amateur architect who designed Peckwater Quadrangle, Christ Church, and perhaps also All Saints Church, Oxford, and made a good collection of architectural and other books and prints, bequeathed by him to Christ Church; composed or adapted numerous anthems, services and catches; author, Artis Logicae Compendium, 1691, and one of the editors of Clarendon’s History of the Rebellion, 1702-4; d. unm. 14 Dec 1710. Buried Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. DNB.

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