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  • GB-2014-WSA-01871
  • Corporate body
  • 1882-

Ashburnham was originally located in Ashburnham House. The building had housed the library of the antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton, containing some of the most important Old English manuscripts in existence, many of which were destroyed or damaged in the fire of 1731, including the manuscript of Beowulf. Those that survived formed the foundation collection of the British Library.
Originally owned by the Abbey, the Public Schools Act of 1868 recommended that the building be bought by the School on the death of the occupant, the sub-dean, much to the Abbey’s consternation. The Dean and Chapter used their control over the Governing Body to attempt to prevent the school from buying the building from the Abbey, but this manoeuvre was overturned by Parliament. The sub-dean living in the house survived until 1881.
The house was finally founded the year after the sub-dean died.

Brock, Denison Saumarez, 1922-1980

  • GB-2014-WSA-00020
  • Person
  • 1922-1980

Brock, Denison Saumarez, brother of Donald Alastair Carey Brock (qv); b. 27 Apr. 1922; adm. Sept. 1935 (A), (B) Sept. 1939; left July 1940; Trin. Coll. Camb., matric. 1940, BA 1948, MA 1953; RM 1941-5 (Capt.); asst master at the school 1949-78, housemaster Ashburnham 1953-63, Grant's 1963-9, Sen. Master 1972-8, retd 1978; a substantial benefactor to the school; d. 3 Nov. 1980.

Ablett, Charles Antony, 1881-1955

  • GB-2014-WSA-01901
  • Person
  • 1881-1955

Ablett, Charles Antony, only son of Thomas Robert Ablett, of Westminster, by Janet, daughter of Robert Crump, of Beverley, Yorks; b. April 30, 1881; adm. Sept. 27, 1894 (A); left July 1896; at Oundle School 1896-9; gained the Clothworkers' Scholarship at the City and Guilds Central Technical College 1900; B.Sc. (London) 1906; joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served in France 1916; Director of Munitions, Ireland, with the rank of Capt. R.E. 1917-8; O.B.E. June 3, 1919; chartered civil engineer; M.Inst.C.E.; chairman and managing director of the Cooper Roller Bearings Co. Ltd.; hon. vice-president of the Iron and Steel Institute 1949; m. Dec. 20, 1915, Mary Louise, elder daughter of George Bean, of Melmerby, Yorks; d. July 18, 1955.

Adams, Frank Percival, 1877-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-01929
  • Person
  • 1877-?

Adams, Frank Percival, son of John Adams, of Greenwich; b. July 23, 1877; adm. Sept. 25, 1890 (A); left Dec. 1893; served in Great War I; Staff-Sergeant Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C.

Addison, Harold George Gordon, 1882-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-01951
  • Person
  • 1882-?

Addison, Harold George Gordon, son of G. B. Addison, of West Kensington; b. July 29, 1882; adm. Sept. 27, 1895 (A); left Nov. 1898.

Aglionby, John Orfeur, 1884-1963

  • GB-2014-WSA-01989
  • Person
  • 1884-1963

Aglionby, John Orfeur, son of the Rev. Francis Keyes Aglionby, D.D., Vicar of Newbold Pacey, Co. Warwick, by Amy, daughter of the Right Rev. Edward Henry Bickersteth, D.D., Bishop of Exeter; b. March 16, 1884; adm. Sept. 30, 1897 (A); left Nov. 1900; Queen's Coll. Oxon., matric. Michaelmas 1902; B.A. and M.A. 1910; D.D. 1924; Bishops Hostel, Auckland; ordained deacon 1911, priest 1912 (Durham); Curate of Holy Trinity, South Shields, Co. Durham, 1911-5; joined the R.A.M.C. as a private April 1915; temp. Chaplain to the Forces (4th class) July 7, 1915; served on the western front Nov. 1915-Nov. 1917; M.C. June 4, 1917; Vicar of the Venerable Bede's Church, Monkwearrnouth, Co. Durham, 1918-24; consecrated Bishop of Accra Feb. 2, 1924; resigned 1951; d. May 15, 1963.

Allen, Ernest Vivian, 1876-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02052
  • Person
  • 1876-?

Allen, Ernest Vivian, son of Henry Ebenezer Allen, Registrar of the General Medical Council, and Clerk of Convocation, London University, by Emily, daughter of Frederick Webb, of Sulby Manor, Isle of Man; b. Feb. 18, 1876; adm. Sept. 1889 (A); left Dec. 1892; Director of the Tabard Inn Library, Limited, Mortimer Street, London; served chiefly in France 1914-8; Major Machine Gun Corps Feb. 16, 1918; m. March 4, 1930, Lola, second daughter of Arthur Carey, of Galeacre, Lancs.

Allen, John Willoughby Tarleton, 1904-1979

  • GB-2014-WSA-02066
  • Person
  • 1904-1979

Allen, John Willoughby Tarleton, son of Rev. Roland Allen, Vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, and Mary Beatrice, d. of Admiral Sir John Walter Tarleton KCB; b. 14 Nov. 1904; adm. from Marlborough Coll. Sept. 1920 (A); left July 1923; St John's Coll. Oxf., matric. 1923, BA 1929, MA 1932; Superintendent of Education Tanganyika Territory 1929, asst DO 1937, DO 1942; Political Officer Aden 1947, Dep. Brit. Agent Western Aden Protectorate 1948; DO Tanganyika 1953-4; Warden Univ. Hall Makerere Coll. Kampala 1958; res. Fellow in Swahili, Univ. Coll. of Dar-es-Salaam 1965; author of various works on the Swahili language; m. 29 Sept. 1930 Winifred Ethel Emma, d. of Hubert Brooke of Mexico City; d. 6 Apr. 1979.

Allchin, William Henry, 1921-2001

  • GB-2014-WSA-02043
  • Person
  • 1921-2001

Allchin, William Henry, son of Frank Macdonald Allchin MB, consult. radiologist, and Louise Maude, d. of John Henry Wright, tailor; b. 27 Mar. 1921; adm. Jan. 1935 (A); left July 1939; Reconnaissance Corps 1941 (2nd Lieut.), p.o.w. Malaya and Siam 1942-5; Balliol Coll. Oxf., matric. 1946, BA 1949, MA; Westminster Hosp. Med. Sch., BM 1953; DPM 1958; MRCPsych 1971; house appointments 1953-5; Registrar Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hosp. 1955-8, Middx Hosp. and Portman Clinic 1959-62; consult. psychiatrist Wessex Reg. Hosp. Board 1962-76; author of two volumes of poetry, 1970 and 1980; d. 1 Jan. 2001.

Andrade, Samuel Jacob Henry Dan Da Costa, 1900-1955

  • GB-2014-WSA-02147
  • Person
  • 1900-1955

Andrade, Samuel Jacob Henry Dan Da Costa, son of Solomon Da Costa Andrade, of Paddington; b. March 26, 1900; adm. Sept. 25, 1913 (A); left Easter 1916; d. Jan. 2, 1955.

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