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Alington, Cyril Argentine (1872–1955), headmaster and dean of Durham, was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, on 22 October 1872, the second son of the Revd Henry Giles Alington (1837–1928), an inspector of schools, and his wife, Jane Margaret Booth (d. 1910). In 1886 he went with classical scholarships to ...

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Bickersteth, (Kenneth) Julian Faithfull (1885–1962), headmaster and Church of England clergyman, was born on 5 July 1885 at Ripon, Yorkshire, the third of the six sons of Canon Samuel Bickersteth (1857–1937), canon of Canterbury and chaplain to the king, and his wife, Ella Chlora Faithfull (1858–1954)...

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Blake, Thomas William Jex- (1832–1915), headmaster and dean of Wells, was born at 2 Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park, London, on 26 January 1832, the eldest surviving son of the two sons and four daughters of Thomas Jex-Blake (1790–1868) of Bunwell, Norfolk, and Brighton...

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Boutflower, Henry Crewe (1796–1863), Church of England clergyman and headmaster, was the son of John Johnson Boutflower, surgeon, of Salford, and was born there on 25 October 1796. The Boutflowers were an important clerical family in the Manchester area. Henry was educated at ...

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Browne, Thomas (c. 1535–1585), Church of England clergyman and headmaster, was born in London. He was a king's scholar at Westminster School from about 1546 to 1550, whence on 13 August 1550 he was admitted as a scholar of King's College, Cambridge; he matriculated in 1550 and took his BA in 1554/5, coming first in his year. Further academic honours followed. A fellow of ...

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Burge, Hubert Murray (1862–1925), bishop of Oxford and headmaster, was born on 9 August 1862 at Meerut, India. He was the younger son of the Revd Milward Rodon Burge (1827–1874) and his wife, Mary Louisa Raffaella, daughter of Matthew Guerrin Price, of Guernsey...

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Hubert Murray Burge (1862–1925) by George Harcourt, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler, George (1774–1853), headmaster and dean of Peterborough, was born in Pimlico, London, on 5 July 1774, being the second son of the Revd Weeden Butler the elder (1742–1823), and Anne, daughter of Isaac Louis Giberne. He was educated in his father's school, ...

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Butler, George (1819–1890), headmaster and Church of England clergyman, born at Harrow, Middlesex, on 11 June 1819, was the eldest of the ten children of George Butler (1774–1853), headmaster of Harrow School, and his wife, Sarah Maria, eldest daughter of John Gray of ...

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George Butler (1819–1890) by unknown photographer, in or before 1890 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler, Samuel (1774–1839), headmaster and bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, was born at Kenilworth, Warwickshire, on 30 January 1774, the only son of William Butler, a draper, and his wife, Lucy, née Brosell. He was educated at Rugby School, and, from 1791, at ...

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Carey, William (1769–1846), headmaster and bishop of Exeter and St Asaph, was born in Worcester on 18 November 1769, the son of Richard Carey, a tradesman. His talent was recognized by William Vincent, through whose aid he was admitted into Westminster School, where he passed through every grade and finally became its head. In 1784 he was elected a king's scholar, in 1788 he became the captain of the school, and in 1789 he was elected to ...

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David, Albert Augustus (1867–1950), bishop of Liverpool and headmaster, was born in Exeter on 19 May 1867, the second son of the Revd William David, then principal of the Exeter Diocesan Training College for schoolmasters and afterwards priest-vicar of the cathedral, and his wife, ...

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Albert Augustus David (1867–1950) by Lafayette, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Glazebrook, Michael George (1853–1926), headmaster and Church of England clergyman, the eldest of the five children of Michael George Glazebrook, merchant, and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of Alfred Tapson, was born in London on 4 August 1853. He was educated at Brentford grammar school...

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G. F. R. Barker

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Goodenough, Edmund (1785–1845), headmaster and dean of Wells, the third and youngest son of Samuel Goodenough, bishop of Carlisle, and his wife, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Dr James Ford, physician-extraordinary to Queen Charlotte, was born at Ealing, Middlesex, on 3 April 1785. At an early age he was sent to ...

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W. F. Wentworth-Shields

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Goodinge, Thomas (1746–1816), Church of England clergyman and headmaster, was baptized on 9 November 1746 at St Andrew's, Holborn, the son of Thomas Goodinge, a London barrister, and his wife, Joanna. He was educated at Gloucester and entered Trinity College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 14 January 1762 and received his BA in 1766. In 1778 he was awarded an MA at ...

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Goulburn, Edward Meyrick (1818–1897), dean of Norwich and headmaster, was born in Chelsea on 11 February 1818, the eldest son of Edward Goulburn (1787–1868), DCL, serjeant-at-law, commissioner in bankruptcy, and recorder, and briefly (1835–7) MP for Leicester, and his first wife, Harriette (...

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Hayman, Henry (1823–1904), Church of England clergyman and headmaster, was born on 3 March 1823 in Surrey Street, Strand, London, the eldest son of Philip Bell Hayman, clerk in Somerset House (himself son of Henry Hayman, rector of Lewcombe and vicar of Halstock, Dorset...

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Hessey, James Augustus (1814–1892), headmaster and Church of England clergyman, was born in St Bride's, London, on 17 July 1814, the eldest son of James Augustus Hessey and his wife, Catherine. His father, a bookseller and printer in partnership with John Taylor at ...