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Arnold, Matthew (1822–1888), poet, writer, and inspector of schools, was born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, on 24 December 1822, the eldest son and second of the nine surviving children of the Revd Thomas Arnold (1795–1842) and Mary Penrose Arnold (1791–1873). Thomas Arnold had been a fellow of ...

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Matthew Arnold (1822–1888) by George Frederic Watts, 1880 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jones, Harry Longueville (1806–1870), inspector of schools and antiquary, son of Edward Jones of Oswestry and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Stephens, was born in Piccadilly, London, on 16 April 1806. His father was the second son of Captain Thomas Jones of Wrexham, who adopted the additional name of ...

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Symons, Jelinger Cookson (1809–1860), barrister and inspector of schools, was born on 27 August 1809 at West Ilsley, Berkshire, the son of the Revd Jelinger Symons (1778–1851) and his wife, Maria, eldest daughter of John Airey of Northumberland. Symons's father was vicar of ...

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Turner, Sydney (1814–1879), Church of England clergyman and school inspector, was born on 2 April 1814, the youngest son of Sharon Turner (1768–1847), historian of Anglo-Saxon and medieval England, and his wife Mary Watts (bap. 1768, d. 1843). Sydney Turner edited and prepared the index to his father's ...