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Busby, Richard, 1606-1695

  • GB-2014-WSA-00002
  • 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.

Terry, Astley Fellowes, Major General, 1840-1926

  • GB-2014-WSA-01696
  • Person
  • 1840-1926

TERRY, ASTLEY FELLOWES, eldest son of Lieut. -Col. Thomas Henry Clarke Terry, Burvale, Surrey, and Charlotte, second dau. of Henry Fellowes; b. 12 May 1840; adm. 20 Jan 1853 (James'); QS 1854; left Mar 1855; Ensign, 60th Rifles 1 Apr 1858; Lieut., 11 Sep 1860; Adjt., 23 Jun 1863; Capt., 18 Dec 1867; Maj., 7 Jan 1880; Lieut. -Col., Kingís Royal Rifle Corps 1 Jul 1881; Col. in Army 1 Jul 1885; retd. as hon. Major-Gen., 1 Jul 1887; served in Zulu campaign 1879 and in operations in East Griqualand 1880; Knight of Justice, Order of St. John of Jerusalem 26 May 1908; author, Uniform and Equipment, Kingís Royal Rifle Corps, 1913, and other works; m. 13 Dec 1864 Edith, youngest dau. of Henry Cory, Weybridge, Surrey; d. 8 Dec 1926.

Robbins, Edgar Carmichael, 1911-1988

  • GB-2014-WSA-01697
  • Person
  • 1911-1988

Robbins, Edgar Carmichael, son of John Haldeman Robbins of Beckenham, Kent, and Enid Amy, d. of Edgar Rowe Everington, solicitor, of Upper Norwood; b. 22 Mar. 1911; adm. Sept. 1924 (H); left July 1928; LLB (Lond.) 1933, John Mackrell Prizeman of the Law Soc.; adm. a solicitor 1933; joined BBC legal staff 1934, solicitor BBC 1945, legal adviser 1959, retd 1974; CBE 1957; asst clerk and treasurer City of London Solicitors' Company 197 5; m. 26 Dec. 1936 Alice Eugenia, sister of Humphrey Norman Nash (qv); d. 1 Sept. 1988.

Bury, John Bernard, 1917-2017

  • GB-2014-WSA-01698
  • Person
  • 1917-2017

Bury, John Bernard, brother of Kenneth de Kay Bury (qv); b. 10 July 1917; adm. Sept. 1930 (G); left July 1935; Balliol Coll. Oxf., matric. 1935; Roy. Signals 1940-5 (Maj. ); joined Shell Group 1947; dir. Shipping Fedn 1955-9; foreign member Portuguese Academy 1962; dir. Shell (Switzerland) 1964-6; Fellow commoner Churchill Coll. Camb. 1972-3; author of various works on Spanish and Italian art and architecture; m. 8 Sept. 1945 Anne Henderson MBE, d. of Duncan Henderson of Willingdon, Sussex; d. 18 Jan. 2017.

Symmons & Co.

  • GB-2014-WSA-01700
  • Corporate body
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