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Huntingdon. (E.C. Bap. Cert. ; Burke, P. and
B. sub Laurie ; Stapylton ; Clare Coll. Adm.)

BAYLEY 1789-95.

Henry Vincent, s. Thomas B., of Hope Hall,
Eccles, CO. Lancaster, by Mary, only child of

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BAYLEY Vincent Leggatt ; b. 6 Dec. 1777; entered Eton
cont. May 1789, left 9 Dec. 1795 ; admitted pensioner
at Trinity College, Cambridge, 13 Oct. 1795;
scholar 1798; matric. 1799; B.A. 1800; M.A.
1803; D.D. 1824; fellow of Trinity College 1802 ;
rector of Stilton, co. Huntingdon, 1804; sub-dean
of Lincoln 1805 ; vicar of Messingham and Bottes-
ford, CO. Lincoln, 1810; vicar of Great Carlton,
near Louth, 1812 ; archdeacon of Stow 1823 ;
rector of West Meon, co. Hants, 1826; prebendary
of Westminster 1828; d. 12 Aug. 1844; bur. at
West Meon. (Trinity Coll., Camb., Jdm. ; Diet.
Nat. Bios.)

BAYLEY 1778-83.

John, 2nd s. John B., of Elton, co. Northampton,
by Sarah, dau. White Kennett, prebendary of
Peterborough; b. 3 Aug., bap. 4 Aug. 1763 at
Elton ; K.S. 1779 ; admitted student of Gray's
Inn 12 Nov. 1783 ; called to the bar 22 June
1792; serjeant-at-law 1799; recorder of Maid-
stone ; appointed a judge of the king's bench
May 1808; removed to court of exchequer 1830;
resigned Feb. 1834; created a baronet and privy
councillor Mar. 1834. -^^ ^- Elizabeth, dau. John
Markett, of Meopham Court Lodge, co. Kent ;
d. 10 Oct. 1 841 at Sevenoaks, aged 78. (E.G.
Bap. Cert. ; Diet. Nat. Biog.)

BAYLEY 1777-82.

Thomas, s. John and Amelia B. ; bap. 24 Jan. 1765
at Leominster, co. Hereford; K.S. 1779. {E.C.
Bap. Cert.)

BEACHAM 1757-58.

Edward, entered 29 Jan. 1757 (F. Tonge), fee
£3-3-0. His name appears in the Eton College
Lists as Beaucher and Becher.

BEADON 1775-84.

John Watson, s. Rev. Edward B., rector of North
Stoneham, co. Hants, by Mary, dau. and co-heir of
Sir William Watson, M.D. ; b. in parish of St.
Giles's-in-the-Fields, London ; admitted pensioner
at St. John's College, Cambridge, 26 June 1784, aged
17, from Jesus College, Cambridge; B.A. 1788;
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BEADON M.A. 1791 ; fellow of Jesus College; rector of
cont. Farley Chamberlaine, co. Hants, i Oct. 1802 ;
prebendary of Litton in Wells Cathedral 3 Aug.
1805; vicar of Arreton, I.W., 24 June 1811 ;
precentor of Wells 24 July 181 2 ; vicar of Pilton,
CO. Somerset, 5 June 1813 ; rector of Christian
Malford, co. Wilts, 28 June 1815 ; d. about Oct.
1835. (St. John's Coll., Camb., Adm. ; Foster,
Index Eccles. ; Gent. Mag. 1835, ii. 440 b)

BEARBLOCK 1773-84 {Tyrrell).

James, s. James B., by Diana, nee Tyrrell, sister
of the Eton dame; bap. 25 July 1765 at St. Bar-
tholomew-the-Less, London; K.S. 1779; matric.
26 May 1784 at Trinity College, Oxford ; admitted
scholar at King's College, Cambridge, 13 Aug.
1784; B.A. 1789; M.A. 1792; fellow of King's
College 1 78 7-1 803, when he was removed from his
fellowship on the ground that he was a married
man according to the spirit of the college statutes ;
curate of Dunton Waylett, co. Essex, 1788.
He d., aged 75, at Lilliput, Hornchurch, co. Essex,

I Apr. 1 841, when he is described as one of the
chaplains to the board of ordnance. He was the
author of a Treatise upon Tithes 1805. {E.G. Bap.
Cert. ; Harwood, Alumni Eton. ; Foster, Alumni
Oxon. ; Gent. Mag. 1841, i. 552 a; The Times,

II Apr. 1881 )

BEAUCHAMP 1759-64-

Anthony, entered 28 June 1759 {Harding, fee
nil ; 8. Anthony and Mary B. ; bap. 27 Jan.
1748/9 at Chobham, co. Surrey ; K.S. 1759.
{E.G. Bap. Cert)

BEAUCHAMP 1783-93 (^^>^-

Brian, s. Philip B., by Ann Capron, dau. Brian
Harding of Eton ; bap. 19 Aug. 1776 at Twicken-
ham; K.S. 1790; admitted scholar at King's
College, Cambridge, 13 Sep. 1794; B.A. 1799; fellow
of King's 1 797-1 801 ; curate of Prior's Portion,
Tiverton, co. Devon, 1 800-1 ; for many years
curate of Thorverton, co. Devon ; rector of Hawk-
ridge with Withypool, co. Somerset, 29 Apr. 1801 ;
d. Sit Thorverton 15 June 1834. {E.G. Bap. Cert. ;
Gent. Mag. 1834, "• 44° ^ > Foster, Index Eccles.)
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BEAUCHAMP, LORD 1754-59.

Entered 25 June 1754 {Bland), fee ly^-o ; Francis,
e.s. Francis (Seymour-Conway), ist Marquis of
Hertford, by Isabella, 2nd dau. Charles (Fitzroy)
2nd Duke of Grafton ; b. 12 Feb., baf. 12 Mar.
ij^ij^ at St. George's, Hanover Square ; matric. at
Oxford, from Christ Church, 2 Feb. 1760; created
M.A. 1762 ; M.P. for Lostwithiel 1766-8, and for
Orford 1768-94 ; succeeded as 2nd Marquis of
Hertford 23 June 1794; master of the horse
1804-6; K.G. 1807. He m. (i) 4 Feb. 1768
Alice Elizabeth, 2nd dau. Herbert (Hickman-
Windsor), 1st Viscount Windsor: she 6^. 11 Feb.
1772 ; (2) 20 May 1776 Isabella Anne, eldest dau.
Charles (Ingram), 9th Viscount Irvine. He d. in
Manchester Square, London, 17 June 1822, aged
79. (G.E.C., Complete Peerage.)

BEAUCHAMP 1785-97.

Henry Pratt, s. Philip B., by Ann Capron, dau.
Brian Harding ; bap. 25 Aug. 1778 at Twickenham ;
K.S. 1793 ; admitted scholar at King's College,
Cambridge, 9 June 1798 ; B.A. 1803 ; M.A. 1806;
fellow of King's 1801-21 ; curate of Kersey and
Lindsey, co. Suffolk, 1 808 ; removed for neglect
of duty 1809; d. at Twickenham 20 Aug. 1821.
(E.G. Bap. Cert.; Gent. Mag. 1821, ii. 284 a; ex
inform. Mr, F. L. Clarke.)

BEAUCHAMP 176(^74.

Entered 30 Sep. 1760 (Harding), fee ^i-i-o ;
William, s. Anthony and Mary B. ; bap. 16 Jan.
1755 at Chobham, co. Surrey; K.S. 1765 ; admitted
scholar at King's College, Cambridge, li Aug.
1774; B.A, 1779; M.A. 1782; fellow of King's
1777-97; rector of Sampford Courtenay 1797-
1827; d. 25 May 1827. {E.G. Bap. Gert. ; Gent.
Mag. 1827, ii, 90 a.)

BEAUCHAMP 1783-90, ma. in 1789 (Harding, Savage).
Probably another son of Philip and Ann B.

BEAUCLERK 1753-62 (Tyrrell).

Perhaps Henry, s. Lord Henry B., by Martha, dau.
John, 4th Lord Lovelace ; b. 12 Aug. 1745 ; matric.
at Oxford, from Christ Church, 23 Mar. 1763 ;
B.A. 1767; M.A. 1769; rector of Greens Norton,

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BEAU- CO. Northants; rector of St. Mary Somerset,

CLERK London ; m. 23 Nov. 1769 Charlotte, dau. John

cotit. Drummond ; d. at Whittlebury, co. Northampton,

8 Nov. 1817, aged 72. (Foster, Alumni Oxon. ;

Burke, P. and B. ; Gent. Mag. 1817, ii. 567 b)

BEAUCLERK 1782-89 {Gooddl).

Perhaps John, 2nd s. Rev. Henry B. {q.v.), by
Charlotte, dau. John Drummond; b. 10 Feb.
1772 ; matric. at Oxford, from Christ Church,
21 Oct. 1789; B.A. 1793; M.A. 1796; admitted
student of the Middle Temple 6 Jan. 1791 ; of the
Inner Temple 7 Feb. 1793 ; in. 14 Aug. 1798
Mary, e. dau. Thomas Fitzhugh, of Plas Power,
CO. Denbigh, and of Portland Place, London ;
d. 8 Jan. 1840. (Foster, Alumni Oxon.; Burke,
P. and B. ; Gent. Mag. 1798, p. 808 b)

BEAUCLERK (1753, Jan.)-57 {Bland).

Perhaps Topham, o.s. Lord Sidney Beauclerk (who
lived at Windsor), by Mary, dau. Thomas Norris,
of Speke, CO. Lancaster; b. Dec. 1739; succeeded
in 1744 to the estates which his father had
inherited from Richard Topham, M.P. for Windsor ;
matric. at Oxford, from Trinity College, 11 Nov.
1757 ; a book-collector and the friend of Dr.
Johnson. He m. 12 Mar. 1768 Lady Diana
Spencer, eldest dau. of Charles (Spencer), 3rd
Duke of Marlborough, two days after she had been
divorced from Viscount St. John and Boling-
broke. He d. in Great Russell Street, Blooms-
bury, II Mar. 1780. {Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Burke,
P. and B. ; Foster, Alumni Oxon.)

BEAUMONT 1764-69.

Sir George (Howland), entered i May 1764 {Prior)^
fee 3^4-4-0 ; o. surv. s. Sir George B., 6th bart.,
of Cole Orton, co. Leicester, by Rachel, dau.
Matthew Howland, of Stonehall, Great Dunmow ;
b. 6 Nov., bap. 17 Dec. 1753 at Dunmow ; succeeded
as 7th baronet 4 Feb. 1762 ; distinguished for his
drawing and swimming while at Eton; matric. at
Oxford, from New College, 4 May 1772 ; M.P. for
Beeralston 1790-96 ; F.S.A. ; was a painter of
landscapes himself and a munificent patron of
English painters. He m. 6 May 1778 Margaret,
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BEAUMONT eldest dau. John Willes, of Astrop, co. North-

cont. ampton, and d. s.p. 7 Feb. 1827, aged 73, at Cole

Orton Hall. (G.E.C., Complete Baronetage ; Diet.

Nat. Btog.; Angelo, Reminiscences, i. 217; ii. 165.)

BECHER 1774-81 {Thackeray, Foster).

Michael Thomas, s. John and Ann B. ; bap.
24 May 1764 at St. Augustine's, Bristol ; K.S.
1774; admitted scholar at King's College, Cam-
bridge, II Nov. 1781 ; B.A. 1786; M.A. 1789;
fellow of King's 1 784-1 806; an assistant at
Harrow School ; headmaster of the grammar
school at Bury St. Edmunds 1787-1809; vicar of
Wootton Wawen, co. Warwick, 1805-09 ; m. 7 Aug.
1806 Mrs. Scott; d. 3 June 1809, aged 45. {B.C.
Bap. Cert. ; Harwood, Alumni EfoJi. ; Gent. Mag.
1806, p. 775 h ; 1809, i. 589 a)

BECKETT 1776-83.

John, s. John and Isabella B. ; b. 25 July, bap.
3 Aug. 1769 at St. James's, Westminster ; K.S.
1778. {B.C. Bap. Cert.)

BECKFORD 1787-90 (? Harris, Foster).

Perhaps William Horace, o.s. Peter B., of Steeple-
ton, CO. Dorset, by Louisa, dau. George (Pitt),
ist Baron Rivers; b. 2 Dec. 1777; succ. as 3rd
Baron Rivers of Sudley Castle 20 July 1828 ;
took by royal licence the name of Pitt- Rivers
26 Nov. 1828 ; m. 9 Feb. 1808 Frances, dau.
Lt.-Col. Francis Hall Rigby, of Mistley Hall,
CO. Essex; d. 23 Jan. 1831. (G.E.C., Complete
Peerage)

BECKWITH 1765-73.

William, entered 16 Jan. 1765 (Naylor), fee 3^2-2-0.
A William Beckwith, s. WilHam B., of Carey
Street, barrister-at-law, was an ensign in the 27th
foot, and d. unm. in 1776. (Burke, L.G., ed. 1846.)

BEDELL 1779-81.

James, s. James and EHzabeth B. ; bap. i Sep.
1766 at Norton Cray, co. Kent ; K.S. 1779.
(B.C. Bap. Cert.)

BEDELL 1779-84.

William, s. James and Elizabeth B. ; bap. 4 Apr.
1769 at Norton Cray; K.S. 1779. {B.C. Bap. Cert.)

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BEEBY 1765-72.

Robert, entered 7 July 1765 {Harding), iee £i-ii~o.
According to a note in Nugae Etonenses he became
a judge in India. {Etoniana Mag., p. 157.)

BEEVOR 1771-73 min. (Gregory).

John, s. John B., M.D. (brother of Sir Thomas B.,
1st bart.) ; b. at Norwich ; admitted pensioner
at Christ's College, Cambridge, 3 May 1775,
aged 18; scholar 12 June 1775; B.A. 1779;
M.A. 1783 ; rector of Scarning, co. Norfolk, 1789-
1808 ; rector of Burlingham St. Andrew, co.
Norfolk, 1799 ; w. (2) on 6 July 1799, two months
after the death of his first wife, his cook, for which
his parishioners hooted him ; apparently a
steward of the Eton anniversary 1789; d. 10 Oct.
1808 at Norwich : his widow Bridget d. 9 Oct.
1846, aged 88. {Chris fs College Biog. Reg. ;
Gent. Mag. 1808, p. 957 b ; 1846, i. 107 b)

BEEVOR 1771 ma.

A Thomas Beevor was admitted a fellow-commoner
at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 6 Mar. 1772 ; name
off the books 19 Mar. 1773. {Trin. Hall Adm)

BEEVOR 1771 mi.

Probably a son of John B., M.D., of Norwich.

BEEVOR 1774.

Probably a son of John B., M.D., of Norwich.

BELASYSE, LORD 1757-62.

Entered 22 Apr. 1757 {Bland), fee i;i-2-o ; Henry,
3rd but only surviving s. Thomas (Belasyse), 4th
Viscount Fauconberg (who was created 16 June
1756 Earl Fauconberg, of Newborough, co. York),
by Catharine, dau. John Betham, alias Fowler,
of Rowington, co. Warwick; b. 13 Apr. 1743;
M.P. for Peterborough 1768-74; succeeded as 2nd
Earl Fauconberg 4 Feb. 1774 ; colonel of a regi-
ment of foot, called Fauconberg s, 1779. ^^ ^*
(i) 29 May 1766 Charlotte, dau. Sir Matthew
Lamb, ist bart. : she d. i Apr. 1790; (2) 5 Jan.
1 79 1 Jane, e. dau. John Chesshyre, of Bennington,
CO. Herts ; he d. of apoplexy s.p.m. 23 Mar. 1802,
aged 58. (G.E.C., Complete Peerage ; Papendiek,
Journals, i. 319, 323.)
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BELL 1755-62.

Matthew, entered 16 Sep. 1755 (M. Toung), fee
3^2-2-0 ; s. Matthew B., alderman of Newcastle, of
Woolsington, co. Northumberland, by Jane, dau.
Richard Ridley, of Heaton ; matric. at Glasgow
University 1762 ; colonel of the Northumber-
land militia ; m. 23 July 1767 Dulcibella,
dau. Sir John Eden, bart., of Windlestone, co.
Durham. (Burke, L.G., ed. 1846; Gent. Mag.
1767, p. 382 Z* ; Glasgow Univ. Matric. Albums
Baker MS)

BELL 1775-82.

BELT 1762-63.

Robert, entered 28 Oct. 1762 (Newman)^ fee £1-1-0 ;
perhaps e.s, Robert B., of Bossall, co. York, by
Elizabeth, dau. James Willis, of Hull; b. 1747;
of the crown office, court of king's bench ; m.
15 May 1775 Frances, dau. Strelley Pegge, of
Beauchief, co. Derby. (Genealogist, N.S. xvi. 174.)

BENNET, MR. 1753, Jan., afterwards as LordOssulston 1753-60.
Charles, eldest s. Charles (Bennet), 3rd Earl of
Tankerville, by Ahcia, 3rd dau. Sir John Astley,
2nd bart., of Patshull ; b. in St. James's Square
15 Nov., bap. 10 Dec. 1743 ; succeeded as 4th
Earl of Tankerville 27 Oct. 1767 ; joint post-
master-general 1782-3, and 1784-6 ; m. 7 Oct.
1 77 1 Emma, 2nd dau. Sir James Colebrooke,
1st bart., of Gatton ; d. 10 Dec. 1822 at Walton-
on-Thames, aged 79. Portrait by Reynolds in
the provost's lodge at Eton. (G.E.C., Complete
Peerage ; Cust, Eton Portraits.)

BENNET, MR. 1768-73 (Gregory).

Henry Astley, 3rd s. Charles (Bennet), 3rd Earl of
Tankerville (see previous entry); b. 3 Apr. 1757;
lieut.-col. of 85th foot; major-gen. 1798; lieut.-
gen. 1805; d. Dec. 1815. (Burke, P. and B.;
Collins's Peerage.)

BENNET, MR. 1788-92 (Heath).

Henry Grey, 2nd s. Charles (Bennet), 4th Earl of
Tankerville, by Emma, 2nd dau. Sir James Cole-
brooke, 1st bart. ; b. 2 Dec. 1777 ; admitted
fellow-commoner of Peterhouse, Cambridge, Nov.

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BENNET, 1798 ; M.A. 1801 ; admitted student of Lincoln's
MR. cont. Inn 31 Dec. 1798; M.P. for Shrewsbury 1806-7
and 1811-26; F.R.S. ; m. 15 May 1816 Gertrude
Frances, eldest dau. Lord William Russell ; d.
29 May 1836 at Florence, aged 58. {Peterhouse
Adm. ; Burke, P. and B)

BENNET, MR. 1788-92.

John Astley, 3rd s. Charles (Bennet), 4th Earl of
Tankerville, by Emma, 2nd dau. Sir James Cole-
brooke, 1st bart. ; h. 21 Dec. 1778; capt. R.N. ;
m. 27 Aug. 181 1 Julia, dau. John Conyers, of Copt
Hall, CO. Essex; d. 14 Sep. 1812 at Meriden, co.
Warwick, while on his way to London. (Burke,
P. and B. ; Gent. Mag. 181 2, ii. 403 ^.)

BENNETT 1788-92 {Naylor, Stevenson).

Thomas Leigh, s. Thomas B. ; b. at Colchester ;
admitted pensioner at Christ's College, Cam-
bridge, 21 May 1793, aged 18 ; scholar 26 Mar.
1795; B.A. 1797; M.A. 1802; rector of Alexton
and Skeffington, co. Leicester, 1802 ; of Letton,
CO. Hereford, 1809 ; vicar of Nettlebed and Pishill,
CO. Oxford, 1814; of Long Sutton St. Mary, co.
Lincoln, 18 16; d. zt Highmoor Hall, Nettlebed,
12 Dec. 1844, aged 70. {Christ's Coll. Biog. Reg. ;
Gent. Mag. 1845, i. 325 a)

BENSON 1759-64.

George, entered 28 May 1759 {Harding), fee
£1-1-0.

BENYON 1759-62.

Richard, entered 3 May 1759 {Harris), fee £5-5-0;
only s. Richard B., governor of Fort St. George,
East Indies, by his 3rd wife Mary, dau. Francis
Tyssen, of Hackney, and widow of Powlett Wrighte,
of Englefield, co. Berks ; h. 28 June 1746 ; famous
at Eton, according to a writer in the World
newspaper, for his dancing. He m. i Sept.
1767 Hannah, dau. Sir Edward Hulse, ist bart. ;
d. 22 Aug., bur. 30 Aug. 1796 at Margaretting, co.
Essex. {The World, 24 Feb. 1787; Burke, L.G.;
Gent. Mag. ijSj, p. 478 a.)

BERDMORE 1755-62.

Scrope, entered 15 June 1755 {Long), fee £1-1-0;
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BERDMORE s. Rev. Scrope B., vicar of St. Mary's, Nottingham ;
cont. and Mary his wife ; bap. 19 Dec. 1744 at St. Mary's,
Nottingham; K.S. 1755; matric. at Oxford,
from Merton College, 6 Mar. 1762; B.A. 1766;
M.A. 1769; D.D. 1785; chaplain of the 23rd
foot 22 Oct. 1778; warden of Merton College
1 790-1 809; vice-chancellor of Oxford University
17965 rector of Minstead, co. Hants, 28 May 1801 ;
rector of Bamburgh, co. York, 21 Sep. 1801 ;
d. 16 Dec. 1814. (E.C. Bap. Cert.; Foster,
Alumni Oxon. and Index Eccles. ; Gent. Mag.
1814, ii. 677 h')

BERESFORD, MR. 1789, as Lord G. Beresford 1790-93.

George Thomas, 3rd s, George de la Poer (Beres-
ford), 2nd Earl of Tyrone (created Marquis of
Waterford [I.] 19 Aug. 1789), by EHzabeth, only
dau. Henry Monck, of Charleville, co. Wicklow ;
h. 12 Feb. 1781 ; lieut .-general 1830 ; G.C.H. 1827;
col. 3rd dragoons 1829-39 ; custos rotulorum of
the CO. of Waterford 1826-39; m. 22 Nov. 1808
Harriet, dau. John Bacon Schutz {q-v.), of Gil-
lingham Hall, Beccles; d. 26 Oct. 1839. (Burke,
P. and B)

BERESFORD, MR. 1785-89 (private tutor, Kilner).

John George, 2nd s. George de la Poer (Beresford),
1st Marquis of Waterford (see previous entry) ; b.
in Dublin 22 Nov. 1773 ; matric. at Oxford, from
Christ Church, 20 May 1790; B.A. 1793; M.A.
1796; D.D. 1805; dean of Clogher 1 799-1 805 ;
bishop of Cork and Ross 1805-7; of Raphoe
1807-19; of Clogher 1819-20; archbishop of
Dublin 1820-22; of Armagh, and primate of
Ireland 1822-62; chancellor of the university of
Dubhn 1851 ; d. unm. 18 July 1862 at Woburn,
near Donaghadee; bur. at Armagh. {Diet. Nat.
Biog. ; Burke, P. and B)

BERIDGE (1753, Jan.)

BERIDGE (1753, Jan.)-i756 {Speed).

Perhaps Basil, admitted pensioner at Trinity Hall,
Cambridge, 8 May 1756; name off the books
17 June 1757; rector of Alderchurch, co. Lincoln,
and dead by 1808. {Trin. Hall Adm. ; Gent.
Mag. 1808, p. 957 b)
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BERKELEY, LORD. See Dursley, Lord.

BERKELEY, MR. 1761-66.

George, entered 3 Apr. 1761 {'Tyrrell)^ fee ^2-2-0;
George Cranfield, 2nd surviving s. Augustus, 4th
Earl of Berkeley, by Elizabeth, dau. Henry Drax,
of Charborough, co. Dorset; b. 10 Aug. 1753;
entered the navy in 1766; held chief command
on the coast of Portugal and in the Tagus
1808-12; admiral 1810, and lord high admiral
of Portugal; M.P. for co. Gloucester 1783-1810 ;
K.B. 1813; G.C.B. 1815; m. in 1784 Emily
Charlotte, dau. Lord George Lennox; d. 25 Feb.
181 8. {Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Burke, P. and B)

BERKELEY 1775-77 {Jyrrell, Norbury).

George Monck, elder s. Rev. George Berkeley,
prebendary of Canterbury (s. Bishop Berkeley),
by Eliza, dau. Rev. Henry Frinsham ; b. 8 Feb.,
received into the church 4 June 1763 at Bray,
CO. Berks ; went first to King's School, Canter-
bury; then to Eton; K.S. 1775; to St. Andrews
University Feb. 1782; matric. at Oxford, from
Magdalen Hall, 2 Dec. 1786; admitted student of
the Inner Temple 21 May 1783 ; LL.B. of Dublin
University 1789; miscellaneous writer; d. unm.
at Cheltenham 26 Jan. 1793. {Diet. Nat. Biog.;
G. M. Berkeley, Poems ; Etoniana Mag., pp. 278-
282.)

BERRY lySj-ye {Harding).

Butler, s. John and Anne B. ; 3. 13 Apr., bap.
16 Apr. 1759 at Great St. Mary's, Cambridge;
K.S. 1767 ; admitted pensioner at Trinity College,
Cambridge, 19 Aug. 1776; scholar 1778; B.A..
1781 ; M.A. 1784; chaplain at Trinity College
1783-94; vicar of Chrishall, co. Essex, 1787; of
Thriplow, CO. Cambridge, 1789; of Foxton, co.
Cambridge, 1814; d. 25 Jan. 1832, aged 73. {E.G.
Bap. Cert. ; Trin. Coll., Camb., Jdm. ; Gent. Mag.
1832, i. 282 a.)

BERRY 1779-83.

William, s. John and Anne B., of High Holborn ;
bap. 13 Jan. 1768 at St. Andrew's, Holborn; K.S.
^779 » perhaps the same as the Rev. Wm. Berry,

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BERRY of Tarrant Hinton, co. Dorset, mentioned in Gent.
com. Mag. 1832, ii. 483 b. (E.G. Bap. Gert)

BEST 1763-68.

James, entered 14 Sep. 1763 {M. Toung), fee
^4-4-0 ; 2nd s. James B., of Park House, Boxley,
CO. Kent, brewer, by Frances, dau. Richard Shelley,
of Mitchelgrove, co. Sussex; m. twice; d. s.p.
10 Dec. 1828 at Rome House, Chatham, aged 73;
bur. at Boxley. (Burke, L. G. ; Berry, Kent Pedi-
grees ; Gent. Mag. 1828, ii. 573 a)

BEST 1762-71.

Thomas, entered 23 Apr. 1762 {M. Toung), fee
3^4-4-0 ; e.s. James B., of Park House, Boxley, co.
Kent, brewer, by Frances, dau. Richard Shelley,
of Mitchelgrove, co. Sussex; b. 14 Nov. 1753 at
Boxley ; admitted pensioner at St. John's College,
Cambridge, 14 Feb. 1772; m. Elizabeth, dau. of
Dr. Irwin, M.D., of Winchester ; of Park House,
Boxley ; d. 27 May 1815 ; bur. at Boxley. (Burke,
L. G. ; St. John's GolL, Gamb., Adm. ; Berry,
Kent Pedigrees')

BEST 1771-75, mi. in 1771 (M. Toung).

Evidently a brother of the two previous Bests ;
either, Richard, 3rd s. James B. ; b. 26 June 1757
[sic]; m. Martha Boorman ; d. 4 Apr. 1801 ; or,
George, 4th s. ; b. \o Nov. 1757 [«V] ; of Chilston
Park, CO. Kent; M.P. for Rochester 1790-6; m.
7 Dec. 1784 Caroline, dau. Edward Scott, of Scot's
Hall, CO. Kent, and d. 8 Sep. 181 8. (Burke, Z.G.)

BETHELL 1783-91 {Hird, Heath).

Christopher, 2nd s. Rev. Richard B., rector of
St. Peter's, WaUingford, co. Berks, by Anne, dau.
James Clitherow, of Boston House, co. Middlesex ;
h. 21 Apr., ba-p. 9 June 1773 at Isleworth; K.S.
1783 ; admitted scholar at King's CoUege, Cam-
bridge, 3 Nov. 1791 ; B.A. 1796; M.A. 1799;
D.D. 1817; fellow of King's 1794-1808; tutor
at Eton to Lord Percy ; rector of Kirby Wiske,
CO. York, 1808-30; dean of Chichester 5 Apr.
1814-24; bishop of Gloucester ii Mar. 1824; of
Exeter 8 Apr. 1830; of Bangor 28 Oct. 1830;
d. at Bangor 19 Apr. 1859, ^g^d 86. {E.G. Bap,
Gert. ; Diet. Nat. Biog)

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BETHELL 1790-97.

George, 4th s. Rev. Richard B., by Anne, dau.
James Clitherow, of Boston House, co, Middlesex ;
bap. I Aug. 1779 at St. Peter's, Wallingford ; K.S.
1790; admitted scholar at King's College, Cam-
bridge, 30 June 1798; B.A. 1802; M.A. 1805;
fellow of King's 1 801-7; assistant master at
Eton 1802; fellow of Eton College 21 Sep. 1818;
vicar of Burnham, co. Bucks, 1822; rector of
Worplesdon, co. Surrey, 8 Feb. 1833 ; m. Ann, dau.
Thomas Lightfoot ; vice-provost of Eton 1851-57;
d. at Eton 16 Mar. 1857, ^g^^ 7^- {E.G. Bap.
Cert.; Burke, L.G. ; Gent. Mag. 1857, i. 623 a)

BETHELL 1782-90 {Hird, Heath).

Richard, e.s. Rev. Richard B., rector of St. Peter's,
Wallingford, by Anne, dau. James Clitherow, of
Boston House, co. Middlesex; b. 10 May, bap.

24 June 1772 at Isleworth; K.S. 1782; admitted
scholar at King's College, Cambridge, 26 Jan. 1791 ;
B.A. 1795; fellow of King's 1794-9; succeeded in
1799 to the estates of his kinsman William Bethell
at Rise and Watton Abbey, co. York; M.P. for
the East Riding, co. York, 1830-31, and 1832-41 ;
m. 26 Apr. 1800 Mary, 2nd dau. William
Wellbank, of the City of London, but d. s.p.

25 Dec. 1864, and was succeeded by the eldest
son of his brother George. {E.G. Bap. Gert. ;
Burke, L.G)

BIGGIN 1774-78 {F. Tonge).

George, 2nd s. John B., of Abingdon Buildings,
Westminster, and Lambeth, co. Surrey ; admitted
pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, 9 July
1778, aged 16; re-admitted as fellow-commoner
10 Mar. 1780; B.A. 1783; M.A. 1787; admitted
student of Lincoln's Inn ii Apr. 1777. Pre-
sumably he was the George Biggin, ' a gentleman
of considerable literary and scientific acquirements,'
of Cosgrove, co. Northampton, who established a
tan-yard on a large scale in Lambeth, and invented
a new sort of coffee-pot, which was sold under
the name of ' Coffee Biggin ' ; he ^, suddenly
unm. 3 Nov. 1803. {Trin. GolL, Gamb., Adm. ;
Gent. Mag. 1803, p. 1093 b\ Lincoln's Inn Rec)
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BIGLAND 1760-62.

Edward, entered 15 Nov. 1760 (M. Toung), fee
^2-2-0 ; perhaps a son of Edward Bigland, of Long-
whatton and Frolesworth, co. Leicester, a collateral
of the Biglands of Bigland Hall, co. Lancaster. See
Bayley, Edward. (Burke, P. and B. sub Laurie.)

BINGHAM 1756-57.

*H.,' entered 30 Apr. 1756 {Gregory), fee £1-10.
Perhaps Henry, s. John Bingham, of New brook,
CO. Mayo, and father of John, ist Lord Clan morris,
but, if so, a larger fee might have been expected.

BINNING, LORD 1761-64.

Entered 24 Sep. 1761 {F. Tonge), fee ^5-5-0;
Charles, e.s, Thomas (Hamilton), 7th Earl of
Haddington, by Mary, widow of Gresham Lloyd,
and dau. Rowland Holt, of Redgrave, Suffolk;
b. 5 July 1753 ; representative peer [S.] 1807-12 ;
m. 30 April 1779 Sophia, dau. John, Earl of
Hopetoun; succeeded as 8th Earl 19 May 1794;
d. 17 Mar. 1828. (Burke, P. and B)

BIRCH 1770.

BIRCH 1787-90 {Hannington, Foster).

James, e.s. George B., of St. Leonard's Hill, co.
Berks, by Mary, dau. Thomas Newall; admitted
pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, 25 June
1790, aged 18; B.A. 1794; M. A. 1797; admitted
student of the Middle Temple 4 Apr. 1794. (Trin.
Coll., Camb., A dm. ; Burke, L. G.)

BIRCH 1790-93.

John William, 3rd s. George B., of St. Leonard's
Hill, CO. Berks (see previous entry) ; admitted
student of the Middle Temple 18 May 1795, but
migrated to the Inner Temple 23 May 1800; a
clerk in the House of Lords ; deputy clerk of
Parliament 1835-48 ; of Henley Park, co. Oxford;
took surname of Newall before that of Birch,



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