1-10 of 10 results  for:

  • educational benefaction x
  • Roman Catholic x
Clear all

Article

Ellis, Thomas (d. 1562), merchant and benefactor, appears to have been a Yorkshireman by birth. His origins were assiduously investigated by several nineteenth-century genealogists, but with limited success, and the most that can be said is that the arms granted him in 1549 suggest kinship with the ...

Article

Hare, Robert (c. 1530–1611), antiquary and benefactor of Cambridge University, was the second of the three sons of Sir Nicholas Hare (d. 1557), master of the rolls, and Katherine, daughter of Sir John Bassingbourne. He matriculated as a fellow-commoner of Gonville Hall, Cambridge...

Article

Menzies, John, of Pitfodels (1756–1843), benefactor, was born on 15 August 1756, the last member of a Roman Catholic family long resident at Pitfodels, Aberdeenshire. His father had died earlier in 1756, and Menzies was raised by his mother, a member of the house of ...

Article

Pope, Sir Thomas (c. 1507–1559), founder of Trinity College, Oxford, was the elder son of William Pope, a yeoman of Deddington, Oxfordshire, and of his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Edmund Yates of Standlake, Oxfordshire. At his death in 1523, William Pope's estate was valued at ...

Image

Sir Thomas Pope (c. 1507–1559) attrib. William Stretes, c. 1545 The President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford

Article

Rylands [née Tennant], Enriqueta Augustina (1843–1908), founder of the John Rylands Library, Manchester, was born on 31 May 1843 in Havana, Cuba, one of the five children of Stephen Cattley Tennant (1800–1848), a partner in a Liverpool mercantile firm, and Juana Camila Dalcour (1818–1855)...

Article

Wadham, Nicholas (1531/2–1609), benefactor of Wadham College, Oxford, was probably born at the family seat, Merrifield, near Ilton, Somerset, the only son of John Wadham (d. 1578) and his wife, Joan (d. 1583), daughter of John Tregarthin and widow of John Kellaway...

Image

Nicholas Wadham (1531/22–1609) by unknown artist, 1595 The Lord Egremont. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Article

Weld, Thomas (1750–1810), landowner and benefactor, was born on 24 August 1750 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, the fourth son of Edward Weld (1705–1761) and Mary, née Vaughan (1713–1754). The Weld family originally came from Cheshire and bought the Lulworth estate, including the castle (built in 1610) from the ...

Article

White, Sir Thomas (1495?–1567), founder of St John's College, Oxford, was in all likelihood born in 1495 to William White (d. 1523), a clothier of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Kebblewhite of South Fawley, Buckinghamshire. His birthplace has been disputed, but was probably ...