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Millward, William, fl. 1677
GB-2014-WSA-12341 · Person · fl. 1677

MILWARD, WILLIAM, third son of Robert Milward MP, Stafford, Staffs., and Middle Temple, London, Second Justice of Chester, and his first wife Isabel, eldest dau. and coheiress of Sir William Zouche, Kt, Codnor, Derbs.; b. ; adm. ; KS 1677 ; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1679, matr. 12 Dec 1679, aged 19, Westminster Student 24 Dec 1679 - void 1688 ; BA 1683 ; ordained deacon 21 Feb 1685/6 (Oxford) ; Curate, Basingstoke, Hampshire (occurs 1686, 1691, as Millward, no given name recorded) ; m. (by Jun 1688) Ann, sister of Thomas Willis (at school under Busby, qv).

Jones, John, ca. 1645-1710
GB-2014-WSA-10238 · Person · ca. 1645-?

JONES, JOHN, son of John Jones, London, Apothecary in Ordinary to Charles I [and/or II : a John Jones held post of Apothecary to the Household 1661-93]; b.; adm.; KS; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1663, matr. 3 Jul 1663, aged 18, Westminster Student 22 Dec 1663 – void 1679, Tutor 1673; BA 1667; MA 23 Mar 1669/70; BD 1678; Proctor 1675; ordained deacon and priest 1672; Rector of Selattyn, Shropshire; Canon of St. Asaph 1681; d. 15 Feb. 1710.

GB-2014-WSA-03543 · Person · 1844-1877

BOSANQUET, NICHOLAS WILLIAM TINDAL, third son of James Whatman Bosanquet (qv), and his first wife; b. 2 May 1844; adm. (G) 24 Sep 1857; QS 1859; left Whitsun 1863; Ensign, 2nd Foot, 3 May 1864; Lieut., 25 Dec 1867; d. 2 Oct 1877.

GB-2014-WSA-03545 · Person · 1852-1936

BOSANQUET, RICHARD ARTHUR, youngest son of Samuel Richard Bosanquet (qv); b. 25 May 1852; adm. (G) 15 Jun 1865; QS 1867; left Mar 1870; a coffee planter and visiting agent, Ceylon, 1870-9; a merchant at Colombo, Ceylon, 1879-89; member, Ceylon Legislative Council; returned to England 1889; m. 15 Nov 1888 Ruth Rivers, eldest dau. of Sir Augustus Rivers Thompson KCSI CIE, Lieut. -Gov. Bengal; d. 20 Oct 1936.

Dryden, Charles, 1666-1704
GB-2014-WSA-06430 · Person · 1666-1704

DRYDEN, CHARLES, eldest son of John Dryden (elected to Trin. Coll. Camb. 1650, qv); b. 6 Sep 1666; adm.; KS (Capt. ) 1680; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1683, adm. pens. 26 Jun 1683, aged 17, scholar 10 Apr 1684, matr. 1683; became a Roman Catholic; resident in Italy 1692-8; Chamberlain to Pope Innocent XII; translated the seventh satire of Juvenal for his father’s English version, and author of at least two published poems; drowned in the Thames, near Datchet, Bucks., 20 Aug 1704. DNB.

Dryden, John, 1667-1703
GB-2014-WSA-06431 · Person · 1667-1703

DRYDEN, JOHN, second son of John Dryden (elected to Trin. Coll. Camb. 1650, qv); b. 1667; adm.; KS 1682; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1685, but did not take up his election and was placed by his father under the care of Rev. Obadiah Walker, Master of Univ. Coll. Oxford and a Roman Catholic; as a Roman Catholic convert nominated Fellow of Magdalen Coll. Oxford by James II 31 Dec 1687, admitted 11 Jan 1687/8, but removed by the Visitor 25 Oct 1688; went to Rome with his brother Charles Dryden (qv), and officiated as his brother’s deputy and perhaps replacement in the Papal household; accompanied Hon. William Cecil to Naples, Sicily and Malta Oct 1700- Jan 1701, his account of their tour being published posthumously in 1776; translated the 14th satire of Juvenal for his father’s English version; author, The Husband, his own Cuckold, a play performed at the theatre in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in 1696; d. unm. at Rome 16 Apr 1703. DNB.

Russell, Bertrand, 1747-1797
GB-2014-WSA-15065 · Person · 1747-1797

RUSSELL, BERTRAND, son of Peter Russell, and Hannah --- (IGI); bapt. St. Martin’s in the Fields 30 Apr 1747 (IGI); adm.; KS 1761; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1765, adm. pens. 5 Jun 1765, aged 18, scholar 2 May 1766, matr. 1766; BA 1769; MA 1772; Minor Fellow, Trinity Coll. 2 Oct 1771, Major Fellow 8 Jul 1772, Senior Fellow 1791; ordained priest (Peterborough) 19 Jul 1772; tutor to the sons of General Guy Carleton in Canada; Vicar of Eaton Bray, Beds.; Vicar of Gainford, co. Durham, from Jul 1791; m. 30 Jul 1795, Susanna (IGI), dau. of Rev. Michael Pope, Charterhouse Square, London; d. 29 Nov 1797.

GB-2014-WSA-03453 · Person · 1884-1969

Boag, Sir George Townsend, son of the Rev. George Boag, Vicar of Winster, Westmorland; by Frances Sophia, daughter of John Townsend, of Wimbledon; b. Nov. 12, 1884; adm. as Q.S.; Jan. 21, 1897; Mure Scholar 1901; Capt. of the School 1902; elected head to Trin. Coll. Camb. (with Senior Samwaies and Triplett gratuity) July 1903, matric. Michaelmas 1903; Min. scholar 1903, Jeston exhibitioner 1906; 1st class (2nd div.) Classical Trip., part 1, 1906; B.A. 1906; M.A. 1919; appointed to the Indian Civil Service after the exam. of 1907; arrived in India Nov. 24, 1908, and served in Madras as Assist. Collector and Magistrate; special Settlement Officer Sept. 1912; Sub-Collector and joint Magistrate March 1919; Superintendent of Census, Madras, April 1920 to July 1922; Secretary to the Madras Finance Dept. 1925; C.I.E. 1928; a member of the Indian Tariff Board 1931; C.S.I. 1936; Adviser to Governor of Madras 1939-43; Dewan of Cochin State 1943-7; retired 1947; K.C.I.E. Jan. 1, 1941; a Busby Trustee May 18, 1954; a donor of the Madras Cup; d. 1969.

South, Robert, 1634-1716
GB-2014-WSA-01309 · Person · 1634-1716

SOUTH, ROBERT, son of Robert South, Hackney, Middlesex, merchant, and his second wife Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Capt. John Berry, Lydd, Kent; b. 4 Sep 1634; adm.; was “up School” on the morning of 30 Jan 1648/9, when “the King was publicly prayed for … but an hour or two (at most) before his sacred head was struck off “ (South, Sermons, 1823, iii, 411); KS 1650; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1651, matr. 11 Dec 1651, Westminster Student to 1670 [check]; BA 24 Feb 1654/5; MA 1657 (incorp. Cambridge 1659); BD and DD 1663 (incorp. Cambridge 1664); ordained 1658; Public Orator, Oxford Univ. 10 Aug 1660 – Nov 1677, res.; Chaplain to Earl of Clarendon, Chancellor of Oxford Univ.; Prebendary of Westminster from 30 Mar 1663; Rector of Llanrhaiadr yn Mochnant, Denbighshire 1666/7 – still 1678 (when disp. to hold with R. Islip); Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, from 29 Dec 1670; went to Poland as Chaplain to Laurence Hyde (afterwards Earl of Rochester), Ambassador there 1676-8; Rector of Islip, Oxfordshire, from 1678; Chaplain in Ordinary to Charles II; attacked William Sherlock, Master of the Temple, in his Animadversions, 1693, and accused Sherlock of Tritheism 1695; declined Bishopric of Rochester and Deanery of Westminster on death of Thomas Sprat in 1713; an eloquent and pithy preacher, with a gift of humour; rebuilt chancel and rectory at Islip at his own expense; bequeathed his property in Caversham, Oxfordshire, and Kentish Town, Middlesex, to Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford, upon trust for certain charities named in his will, the surplus of the yearly income to be paid to six poor scholars of Christ Church who had been “bred and brought up in Westminster School, commanly called the King’s or Queen’s Scholars [check] there”; an original trustee of Busby’s will; several editions of his collected sermons have been published; d. unm. 8 Jul 1716. After lying in state four days in Jerusalem Chamber, his body was carried into College Hall, where John Barber (qv), Captain of the KSS, pronounced a funeral oration over it; buried at the foot of the steps before the altar, Westminster Abbey, near the grave of Richard Busby (qv), with monument facing Poets’ Corner. DNB.

By his will dated 30 Mar 1713/4 (proved 24 Jul 1716) he left his estates at Caversham, Oxfordshire, and at Kentish Town, Middlesex, after the death of his housekeeper Margaret Hammond and the expiry of her life interest in them, to the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford, upon trust to pay out of the income “to six poor scholars for ever twenty nobles apiece by even and equall portions … and that the said poore scholars be all of them of Christ Church in Oxon. ; but bred and brought up in Westminster Schole commonly called the (King’s or Queen’s) Schole there and these likewise to be of the sole choice and nomination of the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church and their successors for ever”. By the ordinances annexed to the Christ Church (Oxford) Ordinances Act 1867, the income was directed to be applied, with other funds, for the maintenance of the Westminster Junior Studentships.
According to E.G.W.Bill, op.cit., p.104-5, “the foundation had a shaky start, and the first appointment of an exhibitioner was not made until 1738”. As Bill records, “the value of the exhibitions by themselves was too small to have much effect, but South was often held with one or more of the Lee exhibitions”. The foundation remained “incapable of improvement until the Dean and Chapter were empowered to grant building leases of the Kentish Town estate in 1851”.

Smith, Sebastian, 1677-1752
GB-2014-WSA-15902 · Person · 1677-1752

SMITH, SEBASTIAN, eldest son of Sir Sebastian Smith, Kt, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, barrister, Bencher Middle Temple, and Grace, dau. of Edward Astyn, Oxley, Staffs., attorney; grandson of Sebastian Smith (KS in 1619, qv); b. 1677; adm.; KS 1693; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1696, matr. 4 Jul 1696, aged 18, Westminster Student 29 Dec 1696 – void 1709; BA 1700; MA 11 Mar 1702/3; adm. Middle Temple 20 May 1699; was kept so short of money by his that “Jew, his father” that “his utmost ambition” was “any clerk’s place of £50 per annum value” (HMC Portland vii, 12-3); of Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire; left a small bequest to the School, the income of which was divisable among those elected to Oxford and Cambridge; m. by 1710 Hester, dau. of Joseph Lowndes, Chiswick, Middlesex; buried Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire 6 Dec 1752.

On 30 May 1753 the Dean and Chapter, reciting that he had “by his will bequeathed the sum of £50, the interest whereof to be for the benefit of the King’s Scholars”, ordered the money to be invested. He had in fact died intestate ; it seems probable, therefore, that the gift was made either by his widow or by his daughter Barbara (to whom administration of his estate was granted 4 Jan.1752/3), in accordance with a wish expressed by him in his lifetime, either verbally or in some document not admissible to probate as a will. The money was invested in the 3 ½ per cents, but it seems that for many years the income was not applied for the benefit of the King’s Scholars. On 20 Apr 1804 it was, however, ordered by the Chapter that a separate account should be kept of this fund, and the interest “applied for the benefit of the King’s Scholars elected to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge”.