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Yglesias, Francis Michael, 1867-1950

  • GB-2014-WSA-00180
  • Person
  • 1867-1950

YGLESIAS, FRANCIS MICHAEL, son of Miguel Yglesias, Stamford Hill, London, and Ellen Maude, dau. of John Barnes, Willesden, Middlesex; b. 16 Jul 1867 (christened as Francisco Miguel Yglesias); adm. 16 Jun 1881 (D, G), exhibitioner; QS Nov 1882; elected head to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1886, adm. pens. 6 Oct 1886; BA 1889; MA 1893; ordained deacon 1890, priest 1891 (both Lincoln); Curate, Coningsby, Lincs., 1890-4, Gedney, Lincs., 1894-5, Skegness, Lincs., 1896-8; Vicar of Tattershall, Lincs., 1898-1920; Rector of Langton, Lincs., 1920-33; m. 8 Oct 1912 Alice, dau. of John Short, Tattersall, Lincs.; d. 4 Dec 1950.

Alsop, Anthony, 1669-1726

  • GB-2014-WSA-00212
  • Person
  • 1669-1726

ALSOP, ANTHONY, son of Anthony Alsop, Darley, Derbs., by Anne Lowe; bapt. 4 Jan 1668/9; adm.; KS 1686; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1690, matr. 12 Jul 1690, Westminster Student 22 Dec 1690 - void 12 Aug 1713 (expiry year of grace as R. Nursling), Tutor 1698-1709, Junior Censor 1701-2, Senior Censor 1703-5, Catechist 1706-7, 1711; BA 29 Jan 1694/5; MA 23 Mar 1696/7; BD 1706 (incorp. at Camb. 1707); ordained; Rector of Nursling, Hants. 31 Jul 1712-5; Rector of Alverstoke, Hants. 25 Mar 1715 (dispensation to hold with Nursling, 1715); Rector of Brightwell, Berks. 1715; Prebendary of Winchester from 21 May 1715; left England in 1718 on losing an action brought against him for breach of promise of marriage, but returned in 1720; is alluded to in the Dunciad; with Francis Atterbury (KS 1674 (qv)) and George Smalridge (qv) assisted Charles Boyle in the production of Dr. Bentley’s Dissertations on the Epistles of Phalaris, 1698; editor, Fabularum Aesopicarum Delectus, 1698, in the preface to which he attacked Bentley; his Latin Odes were published posthumously by Sir Francis Bernard (qv) in 1752; m. c. Dec. 1715 Margaret, widow of Rev. Francis Bernard, Rector of Brightwell, Berks. (and mother of Sir Francis Bernard (qv)), and dau. of Richard Winlowe, Lewknor, Oxfordshire; accidentally drowned 16 Jun 1726. DNB.

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.

Bagshaw, Edward, 1629-1671

  • GB-2014-WSA-00257
  • Person
  • 1629-1671

BAGSHAW, EDWARD, son of Edward Bagshaw MP, barrister, of Moreton Pinkney, Northants., and Prudence ---; bapt. 20 Dec 1629; adm.; KS in 1644; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1646, but was detained at school “through the exigence of warre”, matr. 1 Feb 1646/7, aged 17, Westminster Student to 1662; submitted to the Parliamentary Visitors (see Register of Visitors of the University of Oxford 1647 to 1658, Camden Society, 2nd series, vol. xxix, 74, 268, 484); BA 1649; MA 1651 (incorp. at Cambridge 1654); took a prominent part in an agitation for the abolition of caps and gowns; adm. Gray’s Inn 2 Feb 1651/2; Under Master of the School May 1656; quarrelled with Richard Busby (qv), the Head Master (Barker, Memoir of Richard Busby, 1905, 55-76); suspended by the Governors 1 Dec 1657 and resigned in May 1658; ordained (Exeter) 3 Nov 1659; Vicar of Ambrosden, Oxfordshire 25 Aug 1659 – 1662 [or 1660 ?], when ejected for nonconformity under the Bartholomew Act; also ejected from his Studentship at Christ Church Hilary term 1662; Chaplain to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey 1661; accompanied him to Ireland Jul 1662; returned to England Sep 1662; imprisoned in Tower of London for abusing the King and Government 1663-4 and in Southsea Castle 1664-7; thrown into Newgate Prison for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, but was subsequently allowed out on parole; a man of learning and intellectual accomplishments which were rendered useless by his ungovernable temper and overweening conceit; author, A true and perfect narrative of the differences between Mr Busby and Mr Bagshaw, the First and Second Masters of Westminster School, 1659, and several controversial and religious works; m. Margaret, second dau. of John Peacock, Chawley, Cumnor, Oxfordshire, “a blind gentlewoman who had fallen in love with him for his sermons”; d. 28 Dec 1671. DNB.

Barber, John, 1696-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-00262
  • Person
  • 1696-?

BARBER, JOHN, son of John Barber, St. Giles’s [check], London; b. 1696; adm.; Min. Can. (aged 15) 1711; QS 1712; Capt. of the School 1716; spoke the Latin oration in College Hall at the funeral of Robert South (qv), for the unlicensed printing of which Curll was tossed in a blanket by the boys; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1717, matr. 27 Jun 1717, Westminster Student 20 Dec 1717-25 (void); BA 1721; MA 1724; Master of the Grammar School, Ripon, 1721-30.

Bisset, William, 1669?-1747

  • GB-2014-WSA-00299
  • Person
  • 1669?-1747

BISSET, WILLIAM, son of William Bisset, London; b.; adm.; KS 1684; elected head to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1687, adm. pens. 5 Jun 1687, aged 17, scholar 27 Apr 1688; BA 1690/1; described in a letter from William Gale, who was endeavouring to procure a Fellowship for Bisset, as “an extraordinarily learned man, but without friends, was Captain of Westminster School and senior of his year at Cambridge” (HMC Report, i, 22); ordained priest (London) 23 May 1692; Perpetual Curate of Iver, Bucks.; Rector of Whiston, Northants., from 3 Sep 1697; an Elder Brother of St. Katherine’s by the Tower, 1699; a fierce opponent of Dr Sacheverell; Chaplain to Queen Caroline; Cole describes him as “almost a madman”; author, The Modern Fanatick, 1710, and other works; m. 5 Nov 1704 Hennaretta Panier; d. 7 Nov 1747. DNB.

Boughen, Edward, 1587-1653

  • GB-2014-WSA-00330
  • Person
  • 1587-1653

BOUGHEN, EDWARD, of Buckinghamshire; b. 1587; adm.; QS; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1605, matr. 13 Dec 1605, Westminster Student to 1615; BA 1609; MA 1612; DD 1646; ordained; Chaplain to Right Rev. John Howson DD, Bishop of Oxford; Rector of Wargrave, Oxfordshire 1620; Vicar of Bray, Berks., 1621-40; Vicar of Stoke Talnage, Oxfordshire, 1627/8; Rector of Woodchurch, Kent, 13 Apr 1633-40; deprived of his livings for having acted as a justice of the peace in 1640; Prebendary of Chichester from 6 Dec 1638; a learned divine and a staunch defender of the Church of England; author, The Principles of Religion, 1646, and other works; m. Margaret ---; d. 9 Nov 1653. DNB.

Brady, Nicholas, 1659-1726

  • GB-2014-WSA-00336
  • Person
  • 1659-1726

BRADY, NICHOLAS, son of Maj. Nicholas Brady, Bandon, co. Cork, and Martha, dau. of Luke Gernon, Second Justice, Presidentiary Court of Munster, Ireland; b. 28 Oct 1659; adm.; KS (Capt. ) 1673; elected to Ch. Ch. Oxford 1678, matr. 4 Feb 1678/9, Westminster Student 26 Dec 1678 - deprived 1682; Trinity Coll. Dublin; BA 1685; MA 1686; BD and DD 1699; ordained priest (Cork) 28 Sep 1687; Chaplain to Right Rev. Edward Wetenhall (qv), Bishop of Cork; actively resisted the pro-Roman Catholic policy of James II; Prebendary of Cork, 9 Jul 1688- Sep 1692; held incumbencies in co. Cork 1688-92; Rector of St. Catherine Cree, London, 13 Jul 1691 – 30 Jun 1696; Chaplain to William III and Mary II, and to Queen Anne; Perpetual Curate of Richmond, Surrey, from 1696; kept a private school there, referred to in no. 168 of The Spectator; Rector of Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, 10 Nov 1702 – Jun 1705; Rector of Clapham, Surrey, from 21 Feb 1705/6; Chaplain to Caroline, Princess of Wales; joint author with Nahum Tate of a metrical version of the Psalms; author, The Rape, or the Innocent Impostors, 1692, and other works; m. 29 Jun 1690 Letitia, dau. of Ven. Richard Synge, Archdeacon of Cork; d. 20 May 1726. DNB.

Bladen, Martin, 1680-1746

  • GB-2014-WSA-00302
  • Person
  • ca. 1681-1745

BLADEN, MARTIN, son of Nathaniel Bladen, Bolton Percy, Yorks., and Isabella, dau. of Sir William Fairfax, Kt., Steeton, Yorks.; b.; adm.; KS 1695; left 1697; St. John’s Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 17 Apr 1697, aged 16, matr. 1697; adm. Inner Temple, 23 Mar 1696/7; Ensign, Col. T. Fairfax’s Regt. of Foot, 12 Dec 1697; Ensign of a company added to this Regt. in Ireland, 1 Mar 1702; Capt., Sir Charles Hotham’s new Regt. of Foot, 25 Mar 1705; served in Low Countries and Spain; ADC to Lord Galway; attained rank of Brevet Col.; Col. of a British Regt. raised in Spain, 26 Oct 1709; sold out 26 Jun 1710; Comptroller of the Mint, 23 Dec 1714-27; MP Stockbridge 1715-34, Maldon 1734-41, Portsmouth from 1741; Joint Secretary to Lord Justices of Ireland and to Lord Lieut. of Ireland Sep 1715 - Apr 1717; MP (I) Bandon Bridge 1715-27; Privy Councillor (I) 1 Nov 1715; director, Royal African Company, 1717-26; a Commissioner of Trade and Plantations from 13 Jul 1717; Joint Commissioner to Court of France for settling plantation boundaries in America, 1719-20; First Commissioner and Plenipotentiary to the Conference for settling commerce at Antwerp, Jun 1732 - Feb 1742; one of Sir Robert Walpole’s steadiest supporters in the House of Commons; author of Solon (a tragi-comedy), 1705, and of an English translation of Caesar’s Commentaries, 1712; m. 1st, Mary, dau. of Col. --- Gibbs; m. 2nd, 29 Mar 1728 Frances, widow of John Foche, Aldborough Hatch, Essex, and niece of Col. Joseph Jory, West India merchant; d. 15 Feb 1745/6. DNB.

Bramston, James, 1694?-1744

  • GB-2014-WSA-00338
  • Person
  • 1694?-1744

BRAMSTON, JAMES, son of Francis Bramston, Chelmsford, Essex, and Sarah, dau. of Sir William Glascock, Kt; b.; adm.; BB in 1704; QS (aged 14) 1708; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1713, matr. 23 Jun 1713, Westminster Student 22 Dec 1713-22 (void); BA 1717; MA 1720; adm. Middle Temple 20 May 1718; ordained deacon (Oxford) 12 Jun 1720, priest (Winchester) 5 Mar 1720/1; chaplain to a regiment; Vicar of Lurgashall, Sussex, from 10 Mar 1723/4; Domestic Chaplain to John Ashburnham, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham (qv), 5 Nov 1739; Vicar of Harting, Sussex, from 7 Nov 1739; a poet; author, The Art of Politicks, 1729, The Man of Taste, 1733, and other poems; m. (by 1 Mar 1723/4) Elizabeth ---; d. 16 Mar 1743/4. DNB.

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