OF THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
UNFORTUNATELY nothing is known of the early Head Masters prior to the removal of the School to the new buildings erected by John Harrison in 1624. From that date the list is complete.
|1624||Samuel Pullen, D.D., resigned 1630, and subsequently became Archbishop of Tuam in Ireland. Died 1667.|
|1630||Joshua Pullen, M.A., brother of the above.|
|1651||John Garnett, M.A.|
|1662||Michael Gilberts, M.A., Christ’s College, Cambridge; B.A. 1661; M.A. 1665.|
|1690||Edward Clarke, M.A., late Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge; B.A. 1680; M.A. 1684. Resigned 1694 on being appointed Vicar of Nottingham; afterwards Prebendary of Southwell.|
|1694||Miles Farrer, M.A., St. John’s College, Cambridge; BA. 1674; M.A. 1683.|
|1698||Thomas Dwyer, M.A., late Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge; B.A. 1689; M.A. 1692; B.D. 1700.|
|1706||Thomas Dixon, B.A., St. John’s College, Cambridge; B.A. 1704. Died 1712.|
M.A., St. John’s College, Cambridge; B.A. 1708; M.A. 1713. Died 20th
May, 1750. Author of “An Historical Character Relating to the Holy and
Exemplary Life of the Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth Hastings,” 1742.
* Mr. Barnard was an Old Boy; see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.
|1750||Richard Sedgwick, M.A., St. John’s College, Cambridge; B.A. 1745; M.A. 1750. Died 9th January, 1755.|
|1755||John Moore, M.A., Catherine Hall, Cambridge; B.A. 1753; M.A. 1755.|
|1764||Samuel Brooke, M.A., late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. 1736; M.A. 1740. Died 1778. This gentleman was, we are told, distinguished for the neatness of his epigrams, both Latin and English.|
LL.D., Trinity College, Cambridge; M.A. 1778. Head Master of Worcester
School 1768-78. Rector of Hutton, Somersetshire, 1783. Resigned the Head
Mastership on being appointed Rector of Counde, in Shropshire. Died at
Shrewsbury on the 17th July, 1816.
*We regret that there exists a good deal of confusion as to Dr. Goodinge’s degrees, which we have been unable to clear up. He is spoken of as a man of varied and accurate information, which he well knew how to impart, and as an impressive preacher and elegant scholar.
M.A., Magdalene College, Cambridge; B.A., 6th Wrangler 1783; M.A. 1787.
Vicar of Lastingham, Yorkshire. Died 1815.
*Mr. Whiteley affords the second instance in the history of the School of an Old Boy being appointed Head Master. He was rejected by lot when he competed for the Hastings Exhibition, but what was a loss to Queen’s College, Oxford, was a gain to Magdalene College, Cambridge. He obtained the Norrisian Prize no less than seven times, and five of the Essays written for these Prizes were published together under the title of “Essays on the Advantages of Revelation.” Mr. Whiteley was appointed Vicar of Lastingham by Lord Thurlow, the then Chancellor. He was for many years Chaplain to the Earl of Harewood, and would probably have been appointed Vicar of Leeds but for his failing health. See Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.
|1813||George Pierce Richards, M.A., late Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge; B.A. 1809; M.A. 1812. Resigned, Midsummer, 1818. For 30 years Rector of Sampford Courtenay, Devon, where he died February 28th, 1859.|
M.A., late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. 1814; M.A. 1817.
Rector of Papworth, Cambs. Died 1830.
*The following is the inscription on the monumental tablet erected to Mr. Walker’s memory in Trinity Church, Leeds:—
GEORGII WALKER A. M.
Coll. SS. Trin. apud Cantabr. olim
Hic vir si quis alius pietate erga
Hoc qualecunque desiderii monumentum
D.D., late Fellow and Tutor of Queens’ College, Cambridge; B.A., 3rd
Wrangler 1812; M.A. 1815; D.D. Resigned owing to ill-health in 1854, and
died in the same year.
*There is a small brass to the memory of Dr. Holmes in Trinity Church, Leeds, where he was for many years Curate or Lecturer.
|1854||Alfred Barry, M.A., late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A., 4th Wrangler 1848; 7th in 1st. Class Classical Tripos 1848; 2nd Smith’s Prizeman 1848; M.A. 1851; B.D. 1858; D.D. 1865; D.C.L., Oxford, 1870; D.C.L., Durham, 1888. Resigned 1862 on being appointed Head Master of Cheltenham College; afterwards Principal of King’s College School 1868-83. Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen 1879-83; Canon of Westminster 1881-3; Lord Bishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia 1884-1889; Canon of Windsor 1891, and Rector of St. James’, Westminster, 1895; Bampton Lecturer, Oxford University, 1892; Hulsean Lecturer, Cambridge University, 1894. Author of many Theological and other works.|
|1862||William George Henderson, D.C.L., D.D., Magdalen College, Oxford; Chancellor's Latin Verse Prizeman 1839; 1st Class Classics, 2nd Class Mathematics 1840; Chancellor’s Latin Essay Prizeman 1842; Ellerton Theological Prizeman 1843; Procter 1850; Fellow of Magdalen 1847-52. Tutor in University of Durham 1846-52. Principal of Hatfield Hall, Durham, 1851-2. Head Master of Victoria College, Jersey, 1852-1862. D.D., Durham, honoris causâ, 1882. Resigned 1884 on being appointed to the Deanery of Carlisle, an office which he still holds.|
|1884||John Henry Dudley Matthews, M.A., University College, Oxford; 1st Class Classical Moderations 1864; 3rd Class Lit. Hum. 1866; B.A. 1866; M.A. 1869. Late Head Master of The Modern School, Wellington College.|
The above were of course all in full orders of the Church of England, this being a necessary qualification for the office of Head Master.
SECOND MASTERS OR USHERS.
|1667||John Smith, gentleman.|
|1668||Timothy Bentley, B.A., Magdalene College, Cambridge; B.A. 1670.|
|1675||Joseph Kaye, B.A., Jesus College, Cambridge, B.A. 1675.|
|1677||Daniel Keene, B.A., Jesus College, Cambridge; B.A. 1677; M.A. 1681.|
|1684||James Greenwood, M.A., Christ’s College, Cambridge; B.A. 1680; M.A. 1685.|
|1684||George Metcalfe, B.A., Christ’s College, Cambridge; B.A. 1682.|
|1730||Thomas Chapman, B.A., Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. 1729.|
|1745||Rev. Joshua Crowther, afterwards Vicar of Otley.|
|1748||Richard Sedgwick, afterwards Head Master.|
|1750||Rev. John Parker.|
|1755||William Lupton, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. 1756; M.A. 1759.|
|1763||Rev. John Fawcett, M.A., St. John’s College, Cambridge; B.A., 13th Wrangler 1756; M.A. 1765.|
|1783||Rev. Joseph Swaine, Trinity Hall, Cambridge; B.D. (by Statute of Queen Elizabeth), 1790.|
|1815||Rev. W. C. Wollaston, M.A., late Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A., 11th Senior Optime 1816; M.A. 1819. Vicar of Aslackton, Lincs., 1825; resigned 1841.|
|1841||Rev. Richard Wilson, M.A., see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1856||Rev, C. E. Moberley, M.A., late Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford; B.A. 1840; M.A. 1843. Left 1859 on being appointed Assistant Master at Rugby, where he continued until 1879. Vicar of Beeston Hill 1855-7. Rector of Coln Rogers, Gloucestershire, 1879-85. Died at Oxford 1894.|
|1859||Rev. J. H. McCheane, M.A., late Scholar of Lincoln College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1855; 3rd Class Lit. Hum. 1856. Afterwards Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Leeds, 1862-1882. Died 1882.|
|1862||Rev. E. A. Richardson, M.A., late Scholar of Queen’s College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1856; 4th Class Lit. Hum. 1857; 2nd Class Law and Modern History 1858; M.A. 1861; resigned 1875. Afterwards (1875-8) Head Master of Battersea Grammar School.|
On Mr. Richardson’s resignation the office of Second Master ceased to exist as a distinctive office.
SO FAR AS can be ascertained, the following list contains the names of all those who may properly be included under this head:—
|1819-23||Mr. Henry Atkinson.|
|1825-31||Mr. Matthew Wilkinson, see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1838||Mr. Milner (temporary).|
|1843-48||Mr. John Garland, see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1849-51||Mr. Thomas Darby, see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1852-91||Rev. A. W. Tayler, M.A., Trinity College, Dublin B.A. 1864; M.A. 1867.|
|1856-61||Mr. J. Collier.|
|1856-59||Rev. J. B. Winter, Head Master of the Lower Department.|
|1857-59||Rev. J. H. McCheane, M.A., appointed Second Master 1859.|
|1858-64||Mr. R. Seddon, Trinity College, Dublin; B.A. 1867; M.A. 1870. Head Master of Lutterworth Grammar School 1880-7. Curate of Horsham 1892-5.|
|1859-62||Rev. E. A. Richardson, M.A., appointed Second Master 1862.|
|1859-65||Rev. F. G. Fleay, M.A., late Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A., 13th Wrangler, 2nd Class Classical Tripos 1853; M.A. 1856. A well-known Shakespearean critic.|
|1859-60||Rev. T. J. Nunns, B.A., see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1860-64||T. E. Rhodes, M.A., afterwards Head Master of Uttoxeter School, 1864-75, and of Brewood Grammar School, Staffs., 1875; see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1860-61||Mr. T. Walton.|
|1861-70||Rev. C. H. D. Williams, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin. Head Master of the Modern and Commercial Department. Afterwards Vicar of St. Luke’s Church, Leeds. Died 1892.|
|1861-64||Rev. T. Bramley, M.A., Head Master of Lewisham Grammar School 1867-95. Died 1896. See Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1862-63||Rev. F. W. Foster, M.A., late Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford; 2nd Class Lit. Hum. 1848; B.A. 1849; M.A. 1854. Afterwards Vice-Principal of Lansdowne College, Bath. Formerly Classical Master, Victoria College, Jersey.|
|1864-69||Rev. H. Marriott, M.A., late Scholar, Hatfield Hall, Durham; B.A. 1851; M.A. 1856. Fellow of University of Durham 1854-64.|
|1865-74||A. S. Davis, M.A., afterwards Assistant Master at Cheltenham College; Head Master of St. George’s School, Roundhay; see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1865-73||T. Fairley, F.C.S., Lecturer of Chemistry, Leeds School of Medicine; Analytical Chemist, Leeds Corporation.|
|1866-79||A. H. Oldknow, B.A., Jesus College, Cambridge; B.A., 3rd Class Classical Tripos 1865. Assistant Master, Wolverhampton Grammar School. Died 1892.|
|1870-79||Rev. C. D. Haigh, M.A., Queen’s College, Oxford; see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1871-89||M. S. Hill, M.A., Wadham College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1865; 3rd Class Lit. Hum. 1867; B.A. 1867; M.A. 1870.|
|1874-91||F. Glover, M.A., Exeter College, Oxford; see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1875-79||W. Thomas, M.A., Jesus College, Oxford.|
|1875-76||Rev. C. C. Carter, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin. Minor Canon of Chester Cathedral.|
|1875-76||R. W. Oldham, B.A., Keble College, Oxford; 2nd Class Natural Science 1875; M.A. 1880; Rector of Martinhoe, Devon.|
|1875-83||Rev. H. A. Powys, M.A., late Scholar of St. John’s College, Oxford; 1st Class Classical Moderations 1872; 1st Class History 1874; B.A, 1874; M.A. 1879. Vicar of Meanwood.|
|1876-83||J. C. Gibson, B.A., Queen's College, Oxford; see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1876||C. J. D. Goldie, St. John’s College, Cambridge|
|1877-91||G. A. Litchfield, B.A., Exeter College, Oxford.|
|1877-79||G. W. Vipan, B.A., Christ’s College, Cambridge; 2nd in 2nd Class Classical Tripos 1877; M.A. 1880; Professor of Classics at the Diocesan College, Rondebosch, Cape Town.|
|1878-79||Rev. J. H. Twining, B.A., University College, Durham; M.A. 1887. Vicar of Wilsford-with-Woodford, Salisbury.|
|1878—||Richard Wilson, M.A., see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1878-80||S. T. H. Saunders, B.A., late Student of Christ Church, Oxford; 1st Class Mathematical Moderations 1875; 1st Class Mathematics 1877; 1st Class Natural Science 1878; M.A. 1880; F.R.A.S.; M. Phys. Soc., London. Chief Mathematical Master at Merchant Taylors’ School 1887. Curate of St. Andrew’s, Willesden.|
|1879-96||R. Webb, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A., 26th Wrangler, 1879; M.A. 1882.|
|1880-90||H. D. Berridge, M.A., Oxford University; 2nd Class Mathematical Moderations 1876; 2nd Class Mathematical Finals 1878; 2nd Class Natural Science 1879; F.I.C.: F.C.S.: M.A. 1883. Now a Master at Clifton House School, Eastbourne,|
|1880—||Rev. H. H. H. Boys, M.A., Pembroke College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1877; 2nd Class Modern History 1879; M.A. 1882. Curate of All Souls’ Church, Leeds.|
|1880-81||Rev. V. J. Leatherdale, B.A., Exeter College, Oxford. Curate of St. Matthias, Torquay, 1891.|
|1882-85||R. Atkins, B.A., late Scholar of Wadham College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1877; 2nd Class Lit. Hum. 1879. Curate of St. Chad’s, Haggerston, 1891.|
|1882—||W. A. Taylor, B.A., Balliol College, Oxford.|
|1883||H. Johnstone, late Scholar of Keble College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1879. Afterwards Assistant Master at Loretto School, and at Edinburgh Academy.|
|1884—||A. C. Price, M.A., late Scholar of Pembroke College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1878; 2nd Class Lit. Hum. 1880; 3rd Class Modern History 1881; M.A. 1884.|
|1887-88||H. Manley, B.A., late Scholar of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; 2nd Class Classical Tripos 1887. Senior Assistant Master at Cordwalles School, Maidenhead.|
|1889—||W. H. Witherby, M.A., late Scholar of St. John’s College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1884; 2nd Class Lit. Hum. 1886; 2nd Class Modern History 1887.|
|1890-92||Rev. G. M. Hutton, M.A., late Exhibitioner of University College, Oxford; 2nd Class Classical Moderations 1884; 2nd Class Lit. Hum. 1886; M.A. 1889. Rector of Thormanby, Yorks., 1895.|
|1890||A. Ford Smith, B.A., Christ’s College, Cambridge; 2nd Class Natural Science Tripos, 1884. Died 1895.|
|1891—||R. Stockdale, M.A., late Hastings Exhibitioner, Queen’s College, Oxford; 2nd Class Natural Science 1888; F.C.S.|
|1892-93||J. B. Seaton, B.A., Christ Church, Oxford; see Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1892-94||H. Aris, B.A., late Exhibitioner of King’s College, Cambridge; B.A, Senior Optime 1890; M.A. 1896. Assistant Master at Rossall School.|
|1893-96||A. C. Clarke, B.A., Emmanuel College, Cambridge; 1st Division, 2nd Class Classical Tripos 1891. In Holy Orders, C.M.S., Amritsar, India, 1896.|
|1895—||B. Johnson, B.A., Selwyn College, Cambridge.|
|1895||J. H. Reeves, B.A., late Scholar of St. John’s College, Cambridge; 6th Wrangler 1890.|
|1895—||C. Cudworth, M.A., late Exhibitioner of King’s College, Cambridge; B.A., Junior Optime 1889.|
|1896—||H. T. Kelsey, B.A., late Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A., 11th Wrangler 1894.|
|1842-55||Thomas Allman, Writing, &c.|
|Mr. Laurence, left 1855.|
|1855-93||A. F. C. Stuhlmann, German. Died 1895.|
|1855||A. Brocard, French Master.|
|1859||A. Foggo, M.A., Christ’s College, Cambridge. Modern Languages.|
|1862-75||R. C. Driver, Writing.|
|Walter Smith, Drawing.|
|T. Dodds, Singing. Now Organist of Queen’s College, Oxford; Mus. Doc.|
|1874-83||T. Leech, Writing.|
|1876-90||W. Bowes, Writing. Died 1890.|
|1871—||Andrew Stevenson, Drawing.|
|1875-83||James Broughton, Singing. A very well-known musician in Leeds. Conductor at the Leeds Musical Festival until his death.|
|1877-89||C. Herpst, French.|
|1884-87||A. Broughton, Singing. See Index to the SCHOOL REGISTER.|
|1884||— Lodge, Shorthand.|
|1884—||J. Singleton, Shorthand.|
|1887-89||J. E. Newell, Singing.|
|1889-91||W. Ball, L.Mus., T.C.L., F.R.C.O., Singing.|
|1891-92||E. P. Luard, B.A., Selwyn College, Cambridge; Singing.|
|1892—||B. Johnson, B.A., F.R.C.O., Selwyn College, Cambridge; Singing.|
|1895—||Mason Clarke, Gymnastics.|
HISTORIES OF LEEDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL