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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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George Butler (1819–1890) by unknown photographer, in or before 1890 © 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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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

revised by M. C. Curthoys

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 ...

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Peile, Thomas Williamson (1806–1882), Church of England clergyman and headmaster, eldest son of John Peile, a justice of the peace for Cumberland, was born at Whitehaven on 10 November 1806. He was educated at St Bees School and then under Dr Butler at ...

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Pilkington, Peter, Baron Pilkington of Oxenford (1933–2011), Church of England clergyman and headmaster, was born on 5 September 1933 at 10 Burnbank Avenue, Earsdon, Northumberland, the only child of Frank Pilkington (1908–1977), sales representative, and his wife, Doris, née Challenger (1909–1985). He was educated at ...

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Symonds, William (b. 1556, d. in or after 1616), Church of England clergyman and headmaster, was a native of Oxfordshire. He matriculated as a commoner of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1571, and was a middle commoner from 1573 to 1578. On 1 February 1578 he graduated BA; he was a fellow from 1578 until 1582, taking his MA on 5 April 1581....

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Tabor, Robert Stammers (1819–1909), headmaster and Church of England clergyman, born in Colchester on 14 February 1819, was the son of Robert Tabor. He was educated at a private school in Essex, before matriculating as a sizar at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1838, graduating BA in 1842 as twenty-fourth senior optime in the mathematical tripos, and proceeding MA in 1848. Ordained deacon in 1842 and priest in 1844, he was curate to ...

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Toy, John (1608x11–1663), Church of England clergyman and headmaster, was born in Worcester, the son of John Toy, mercer, of Worcester, sometime clerk of the parish of St Swithun in the city; he had married Fortune Burton, widow, in 1608. Toy was educated at the ...

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Charles John Vaughan (1816–1897) by George Richmond, 1866–7 Collection: the Keepers & Governors of Harrow School