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Abbot, Charles, Baron Colchester, 1757-1829

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  • Person
  • 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.

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, William Pitt, 1804-1852

  • GB-2014-WSA-01939
  • Person
  • 1804-1852

ADAMS, WILLIAM PITT, eldest son of William Dacres Adams, Bowdon, Devon, Commissioner of Woods and Forests, previously private secretary to William Pitt the younger and to Duke of Portland when Prime Ministers, and Elizabeth, second dau. of Mayow Wynell-Mayow, Sydenham, Kent; b. 11 Dec 1804; adm. 16 Apr 1817 (Best's); KS 1819; left 1820; Oriel Coll. Oxford, matr. 21 Feb 1823; Assistant Junior Clerk, Foreign Office Apr 1826- Jul 1830, Junior Clerk Jul 1830 - Nov 1834; Secretary of Legation, Bogota, 31 Dec 1834, Mexico 31 Jul 1841; Chargé d’Affaires and Consul-General, Peru, 30 Nov 1842; m. 16 Sep 1847 Georgiana Emily, dau. of Robert Lukin, Felbrigg, Norfolk; d. at Lima, Peru, 6 Sep 1852.

Adrian, Edgar Douglas, 1889-1977

  • GB-2014-WSA-01960
  • Person
  • 1889-1977

Adrian, Edgar Douglas, 1st Baron Adrian; brother of Harold Douglas Adrian (q.v.); b. Nov. 30, 1889; adm. Sept. 24, 1903; K.S. (non-resident) Sept. 22, 1904 (G); elected head to Trin. Coll. Camb. (with Samwaies) July 1908, scholar 1908, fellow Oct. 9, 1913; St class Nat. Science Trip., part 1, 1910, part 2 (Physiology), 1911; B.A. 1911; M.A. 1915; M.B. and B.C. 1915; M. D. 1919; represented Camb. in the Inter-University Foils Competition 1912; joint Coutts Trotter student 1912; Walsingham Gold Medal for Physiology 1912; Gedge Prize 1914; Rolleston Memorial Prize 1916; Horton-Smith Prize 1919; Lecturer at Trin. Coll. 1919; University Lecturer in Advanced Physiology 1920; was a student at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, M.R.C.P. (London), 1916; F.R.S. 1923; F.R.C.P. 1924; a Governor of the School March 1926; Foulerton Research Professor of the Royal Society 1929-37; Nobel Prize 1932; Hon. D.Sc. Oxon. 1936; various degrees later from British and foreign universities; Professor of Physiology, Cambridge, 1937-51; Master of Trinity Coll. Camb. since 1951; Vice-Chancellor 1957-59; first Chancellor of Univ. of Leicester 1958; Copley Medal of the Royal Soc. 1946; Foreign Secretary of the Royal Soc. 1946-50, and President 1950-55; President of the British Association 1954; President, Royal Society of Medicine, 1960-62; O.M. June 11, 1942; created Baron Adrian 1955; a Busby Trustee 1949; elected a Trustee of the Rockefeller Institute 1962; temp. Lieut. R.A.M.C. Jan. 1, 1916, Capt. Jan. 1, 1917-19; m. June 14, 1923, Hester Agnes, daughter of Hume Chancellor Pinsent, of Boar's Hill, Oxford; d. 4 Aug. 1977.

Agar-Ellis, Henry Welbore, 1761-1836

  • GB-2014-WSA-01984
  • Person
  • 1761-1836

AGAR-ELLIS, HENRY WELBORE, 2ND VISCOUNT CLIFDEN (I), eldest son of James Agar, 1st Viscount Clifden (qv); b. 22 Jan 1761; adm. 12 Jun 1770; KS (Capt. ) 1774; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1778, matr. 19 Jun 1778; BA 1782; Grand Tour (Italy) 1783; MP (I) Co. Kilkenny 1783-9; Recorder of Gowran 1783; Clerk of the Privy Council, Ireland 1785-1817; succ. as 2nd Viscount Clifden (I) 1 Jan 1789; MP Heytesbury 28 May 1793 - 2 Feb 1802, when he succeeded his great-uncle Welbore Ellis (qv) as 2nd Baron Mendip (GB); assumed additional surname of Ellis 4 Feb 1804; supported Whig party in House of Lords; FSA (by 1831); m. 10 Mar 1792 Lady Caroline Spencer Churchill, eldest dau. of George Spencer Churchill, 4th Duke of Marlborough KG PC, Lord President of the Council; d. 13 Jul 1836.

Alderson, John, 1915-1945

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  • Person
  • 1915-1945

Alderson, John, son ofJohn Henry Alderson (qv); b. 24 Dec. 1915; adm. Sept. 1928 (KS); left July 1933; member Lloyds underwriting firm; Seaforth Highlanders 1940-5 (Capt.); attached Spe­cial Service troops; MC (Normandy) Aug. 1944; m. 21 Sept. 1939 Diana Mary, d. of Rt Hon. Edward Leslie Burgin MP LLD, Minister of Supply; killed in action in Western Europe Apr. 1945.

Allen, John Hensleigh, 1769-1843

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  • Person
  • 1769-1843

ALLEN, JOHN HENSLEIGH, elder son of John Bartlett Allen, Cresselly, Pembs., and his first wife Elizabeth, dau. of John Hensleigh, Pant-teg, Pembs., attorney; b. 29 Aug 1769; adm. 31 May 1779; KS 1784; one of the contributors to the Trifler, 1788-9; elected head to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1789, adm. pens. 10 Jun 1789, scholar 23 Apr 1790, matr. Mich. 1789; BA 1793; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 15 Jun 1789, called to bar 22 Jun 1797; Oxford and South Wales circuit; of Cresselly, Pembs.; High Sheriff Pembrokeshire 1808; MP Pembroke 1818-26; Chairman, Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions; DL JP Pembrokeshire; m. 12 Nov 1812 Gertrude, youngest dau. of Lord Robert Seymour MP; d. 12 Apr 1843.

Amherst, William Pitt, 1805-1886

  • GB-2014-WSA-02118
  • Person
  • 1805-1886

AMHERST, WILLIAM PITT, 2ND EARL AMHERST, son of William Pitt Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst (qv) and his first wife; b. 3 Sep 1805; adm. 1 Apr 1818 (Packharness'); KS 1820; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1824, matr. 28 May 1824, Westminster Student; BA 1828; styled Viscount Holmesdale 1826-57; MP East Grinstead Feb 1829-32; succ. his father as 2nd Earl Amherst 13 Mar 1857; Busby Trustee 18 May 1869; DL JP Kent; m. 12 Jul 1834 Gertrude, sixth dau. of Hon. and Right Rev. Hugh Percy DD, Bishop of Carlisle; d. 26 Mar 1886.

Anstice, Joseph, 1808-1836

  • GB-2014-WSA-02195
  • Person
  • 1808-1836

ANSTICE, JOSEPH, second son of William Anstice, Madeley, Shropshire, ironmaster, by Penelope, youngest dau. of John Poole, Marshmill, Over Stowey, Somerset; b. 21 Dec 1808; adm. 30 Sep 1822 (Stelfox's); KS (Capt. ) 1823; Capt. of the School 1826; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1827, Westminster Student, matr. 30 May 1827; Newdigate Prize 1828; 1st cl. Classics and Mathematics 1830; Chancellor’s English Essay Prize 1834; BA 1831; MA 1835; Professor of Classical Literature, King’s Coll. London 1831-5; classical scholar and hymn writer; author, Selections from the Classic Poetry of the Greek Dramatic Writers, and other works; m. 10 Jul 1832 Elizabeth Spencer, dau. of Joseph Ruscombe Poole, Bridgewater, Somerset, solicitor; d. 29 Feb 1836. DNB.

Anstice, Robert Richard, 1813-1853

  • GB-2014-WSA-02196
  • Person
  • 1813-1853

ANSTICE, ROBERT RICHARD, brother of Joseph Anstice (qv); b. 9 Apr 1813; adm. 20 Sep 1826 (Stelfox's); KS 1827; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1831, Westminster Student, matr. 21 May 1831; 1st cl. Mathematics 1834; Mathematical Scholar 1835; BA 1835; MA 1837; ordained 1846; Perpetual Curate of Wigginton, Herts., from 1847; d. 17 Dec 1853.

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