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A Beckett, Gilbert Arthur, 1837-1891

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  • 1837-1891

A BECKETT, GILBERT ARTHUR, eldest son of Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (qv); b. 7 Apr 1837; adm. 6 Jun 1849 (G); QS 1851; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1855, matr. 7 Jun 1855, Westminster Student; BA 1860; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 15 Oct 1857; a clerk in the office of the Examiners of Criminal Law Accounts 1862-5; one of the principal contributors to Punch, and author of numerous libretti and dramatic pieces; joint author with W. S. Gilbert of the famous burlesque The Happy Land, performed at the Court Theatre 3 Mar 1873; Roman Catholic convert 1869; m. 24 Nov 1863 Emily, eldest dau. of William Hunt, Bath, Somerset; d. 15 Oct 1891. DNB.

Abbot, Charles Henry Philip, 1832-1878

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  • 1832-1878

ABBOT, CHARLES HENRY PHILIP, only son of Hon. Philip Henry Abbot (qv); b. 21 Mar 1832; adm. 7 Feb 1842 (Benthall's); QS 1846; left 1846; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 31 May 1849, Canoneer Student 1850-65; BA 1853; MA 1856; ordained deacon 1866, priest 1867 (both Bath & Wells); Rector of Withington, Herefs., from 1868; m. 3 Aug 1865 Maria Lear, younger dau. of Rev. John Comyns, Vicar of Bishopsteignton, Devon; d. 28 Dec 1878.

Abbot, Charles, Baron Colchester, 1757-1829

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  • 1757-1829

ABBOT, CHARLES, 1ST BARON COLCHESTER, younger brother of John Farr Abbot (qv); b. 14 Oct 1757; adm. Mar 1763; KS (Capt) 1770; both “acted and looked Thais extremely well in the Eunuchus” of 1772 (Random Recollections of George Colman the Younger, 1830, i, 74); Captain of the School 1774; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1775, matr. 14 June 1775, Westminster Student 22 Dec 1775 - 20 Oct 1783, Faculty Student 20 Oct 1783 - res 17 Dec 1796; Chancellor’s Prize for Latin Verse 1777; Vinerian Scholar 1781, Fellow 1786-92; BCL 1783; DCL 1793; Geneva Univ. 1778-9; adm. Middle Temple 14 Oct 1768, called to bar 9 May 1783, Bencher 12 Feb 1802; in brother’s chambers at 11 Kings Bench Walk, Temple, Nov 1779; adm. Inner Temple 25 Nov 1784 and 29 Apr 1785, tenant of chambers there Nov 1784 - May 1788; adm Lincoln’s Inn 26 May 1785; FSA 13 Dec 1792; FRS 14 Feb 1793; Clerk of the Rules, Court of King’s Bench 1794-1801; MP Helston 19 Jun 1795-1802, Woodstock 1802-6, Oxford University 1806-Jun 1817; made his parliamentary reputation as chairman, Select Committee on Finance 1797-8; introduced first Census Act into House of Commons Dec 1800; Chief Secretary for Ireland Feb 1801-Feb 1802, also Secretary of State for Ireland Jun 1801 - Feb 1802; Privy Councillor 21 May 1801; Recorder of Oxford May 1801-Oct 1806; Keeper of Privy Seal (I) from May 1801; hon. LLD Trinity Coll. Dublin 6 Jun 1801; elected Speaker of the House of Commons 10 Feb 1802; resigned on account of ill-health 28 May 1817; cr. Baron Colchester 3 Jun 1817; travelled on European Continent 1819-22; on return took active part in politics until death; a Busby Trustee from 18 May 1802; his Diary and Correspondence were published by his son Charles Abbot, 2nd Baron Colchester (qv), in 1861; m. 29 Dec 1796 Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Sir Philip Gibbes, Bart., Spring Head, Barbados, West Indies; d. 8 May 1829; buried in North Transept, Westminster Abbey. Arms up School. DNB.

Abbot, John, ca. 1705-?

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  • ca. 1705-?

ABBOT, JOHN, son of Thomas Abbot, London; b.; adm. (aged 10) Aug 1715 (“paid no fees”); KS (aged 14) 1721; left 1723. [Perhaps John Abbot, son of Thomas Abbot, and Mary (Lewis?, bapt. Christ Church, Newgate Street, London 4 Apr 1708 (IGI)]

Abbott, Charles Frederick, ca. 1757-1811

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  • ca. 1757-1811

ABBOTT, CHARLES FREDERICK, son of Capt. Charles Abbott, Royal Artillery, Dublin; b.; adm. 16 Jul 1770; KS (aged 13) 1772; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1777, adm. pens. 28 May 1777, scholar 15 May 1778, matr. Mich. 1777; Ensign 68th Foot 4 May 1785, Lieut. 11 Aug 1789; retd. 3 Aug 1793; m.; d. 6 Jan 1811.

Adams, Adrian Vivanti, 1920-1991

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  • 1920-1991

Adams, Adrian Vivanti, son of William Naseby Adams FRIBA and Violet Vivanti, sister of Walter Vivanti Dewar Mathews (qv); b. 11 Nov. 1920; adm. Sept. 1934 (KS); left July 1939; Trin. Coll. Camb., matric. 1939, BA 1942, MA 1946; MB BChir 1946; Burney Yeo Schol. King's Coll. Hosp.; asst lecturer Univ. of Liverpool 1947; surgeon P&O Co. 1949; med. registrar Royal Masonic Hosp. 1952; asst master at the school 1954-5; at Shrewsbury Sch. 1956, at Stowe Sch. 1959, at Brigfiton Coll. 1960, at KCS Wimbledon 1962, at Downside Sch. 1966; d. 5 Jan. 1991.

Adams, Charles Wllirid, 1883-1954

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  • Person
  • 1883-1954

Adams, Charles Wilfrid, son of Arthur Adams, of Putney, by Louisa Georgina, daughter of Robert Cream, of Putney; b. Jan. 12, 1883; adm. as Q.S. Sept. 27, 1895; elected head to Trin. Coll. Camb. (with Senior Samwaies and Triplett) July 1901, matric. Michaelmas 1901; exhibitioner (Mathematics) 1901; sizar (Mathematics) 1902; scholar 1903; 25th Wrangler, Math. Trip., part 1, 1904; 2nd class Nat. Sci. Tripos, part 1, 1905; B.A. 1904; M.A. 1908; an assistant master Royal Naval College, Osborne, 1905; at Haileybury from 1910, housemaster there 1914-5 and from 1918; 2nd Lieut. Dorset R.G.A. Oct. 15, 1915; Lieut. June 1, 1916; served in France 1916-8, 123rd and 353rd Siege Batteries; d. Dec. 20, 1954.

Adams, Dacres, 1806-1871

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  • Person
  • 1806-1871

ADAMS, DACRES, brother of William Pitt Adams (qv); b. 26 Jul 1806; adm. 14 Apr 1819 (Best's); KS 1820; left Christmas 1820; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 30 Mar 1824; BA 1827; MA 1832; ordained deacon 1829, priest 1830; Vicar of Pinhoe, Devon, 20 Jul 1832-7; Vicar of Bampton, Oxfordshire (second portion), from 12 May 1837; JP Oxfordshire; m. 15 Aug 1832 his cousin Anna Maria, eldest dau. of Baldwin Fulford, Fulford, Devon; d. 8 Dec 1871.

Adams, Frank Geoffrey, 1921-1988

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  • 1921-1988

Adams, Frank Geoffrey, son of George Bradford Adams of Winchmore Hill and Sybil, d. of John Bradwell of Hawksworth, Notts; b. 21 Dec. 1921; adm. Sept. 1928 (KS); left July 1933; Intelli­gence Corps 1939-45 (Capt.); FCO 1946-69; OBE 1963; subsequently Govt Hospitality Fund officer and professional translator; m. 1st 18 Nov. 1939 Joanna Horatia, d. of Capt. Vivian Ronald Brandon CBE RN; 2nd 2 May 1959 Margaret Elizabeth, d. of Gerald H. Beloe, sugar merchant, of Bristol; d. 27 Oct. 1988.

Adams, Thomas, fl. 1651

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  • Person
  • fl. 1651

ADAMS, THOMAS, son of William Adams, Yorkshire; b.; adm.; KS; contributor to Lachrymae Musarum, 1649, p. 97; elected head to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1651, adm. pens. 13 May 1651, scholar 1651, matr. Mich. 1651; a copy of English verses written by him is prefixed to the Amanda of Nicholas Hookes (qv), published 1653. [Probably Thomas Adams, second son of William Adams, Owston, Yorks., and Margaret, dau. of Sir Thomas Ellis, Kt, Grantham, Lincs., adm. Gray’s Inn 12 Apr 1654, d. unm. ]

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