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Adams, John (1662–1720), college head, was born in London, the son of a Lisbon merchant in the City. He was educated at Eton College and at King's College, Cambridge, where he matriculated in Lent 1680 and was elected fellow in 1682. He graduated BA (1683), MA (1686), and DD (1705). He then travelled in ...

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Adams, William (1706–1789), Church of England clergyman and college head, was born at Shrewsbury on 17 August 1706, the son of John Adams, mayor of Shrewsbury in 1726, and his wife, Elizabeth Jorden. Adams entered Pembroke College, Oxford, on 6 August 1720, graduated MA in 1727, became fellow of his college and, in 1734, tutor in place of ...

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Adams, William George Stewart (1874–1966), political scientist and college head, was born on 8 November 1874 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the second son and youngest of the four children of John Adams, headmaster of St John's Grammar School, Hamilton, with Aberdonian farming ancestors, and his wife, ...

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Adams, William Grylls (1836–1915), scientist and university teacher, was born on 10 February 1836 at Lidcot, Laneast, Cornwall, the youngest son of the four sons and three daughters of Thomas Adams (1788–1859), small estate owner and farmer, and his wife, Tabitha Knill Grylls (1796–1866)...

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Airay, Henry (1558x60–1616), college head, was born, probably at Kentmere, Westmorland, the son of William Airay (d. 1596?), who was either the brother-in-law or the favourite servant to Bernard Gilpin (1517–1583), the Apostle of the North, so called for his notable preaching and charitable activities. The ...

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Allen, Sir Hugh Percy (1869–1946), musicologist and conductor, was born at Reading on 23 December 1869, the youngest of the seven children of John Herbert Allen, who was in business with Huntley and Palmers of Reading. His mother, Rebecca, was the daughter of ...

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Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher, was born at Ipswich, the son of William Ames, merchant, and his wife, Joane Snelling, also from a Suffolk merchant family. Both of these families were substantial folk. William had one sister, Elizabeth. When the two were quite young, the parents died, and ...

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Anson, Sir William Reynell, third baronet (1843–1914), politician and college head, was born at Walberton, Sussex, on 14 November 1843, the eldest son of Sir John William Hamilton Anson, second baronet (1816–1873), and his wife, Elizabeth Catherine (d. 1903), daughter of Major-General Sir Denis Pack...

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Sir William Reynell Anson, third baronet (1843–1914) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1895 All Souls College, Oxford

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Anyan, Thomas (1582?–1633?), college head, was born at Sandwich, Kent, probably about 25 February 1582. He matriculated at Oxford University from Lincoln College on 14 October 1597. On 9 March 1601 he became a scholar at Corpus Christi, from where he graduated BA on 7 June 1602 and proceeded MA on 2 May 1606; he was elected fellow on 21 November 1608....

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Appleton, Charles Edward Cutts Birchall (1841–1879), lecturer on philosophy and journal editor, was born on 16 March 1841, at Reading, the second son of the Revd Robert Appleton (d. 1875). He was educated at Reading School, of which his father was headmaster. He matriculated at ...

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Arrowsmith, John (1602–1659), college head and theologian, was born on 29 March 1602 in Gateshead; nothing is known of his parents or early life. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1616 and graduated BA in 1620. He proceeded MA in 1623, and in the same year became a fellow of ...

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Ashton, Charles (1665–1752), college head, was born and baptized on 25 May 1665, son of Robert Ashton and Dorothy Wood, at Bradway, in the parish of Norton, Derbyshire. He was admitted to Queens' College, Cambridge, on 18 May 1682 and took the degree of BA in 1686. He was elected fellow of ...

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Ashwell, Arthur Rawson (1824–1879), Church of England clergyman and college head, was born at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, on 9 December 1824, the son of James Ashwell, civil engineer and resident director of the Luxembourg Railway, and his wife, Susan, née Rawson. In 1843 he entered ...

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Bainbridge [Bainbrigg], Thomas (bap. 1574, d. 1646), college head, was the son of Edward Bainbrig (c.1508–1584), clothier of Hawkin Hall, Middleton, in Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland. Thomas, the younger son of his father's marriage to his second wife, Elizabeth Hodgson (d...

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Richard Baldwin (c. 1666–1758) by Francis Bindon, 1745 by kind permission of the Board of Trinity College Dublin

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Baldwin, Richard (c. 1666–1758), college head, is of uncertain origins. The matriculation register of Trinity College, Dublin, recorded that he entered the college on 29 April 1684, at the age of seventeen, had been born in Athy, in co. Carlow (though Athy is in ...

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Barnard, Edward (1717–1781), headmaster and college head, the second son of George Barnard (1688/9–1760), rector of Knebworth (1737–60) and vicar of Luton (1745–60), and his wife, Dorothy, was born at Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and baptized there on 10 June 1717. He was educated at ...

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Barnes, Sir Kenneth Ralph (1878–1957), college head, was the youngest child of the Revd Reginald Henry Barnes (d. 1889), vicar of Heavitree, Devon, and prebendary of Exeter Cathedral, and his wife, Frances Mary Emily, née Nation. He was born at the vicarage on 11 September 1878, and grew up within a close, richly talented family of six. Two of his sisters became the celebrated ...