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best-filled school in all England. Secondly, he points out
that the original Charter of Edward VI. was granted at the
request, not only of the burgesses of Shrewsbury, but also
of the inhabitants of all the neighbouring country.
He also lays stress on the facts

(3) That boys from all parts of the kingdom resorted to
Shrewsbury School at the time of its foundation, as they did
also at the time he was writing ;

(4) That among its distinguished scholars Shrewsbury
could reckon Sir Philip Sidney ; Sir Fulke Greville ; Lord
Brooke ; and Sir James Harrington, Bart, in the sixteenth
century ; and Dr. John Taylor and Professor Edward Waring
in the eighteenth century ;

(5) That boys were educated at Shrewsbury in the highest
departments of literature ;

(6) That the school possessed ample endowments ;

(7) That in public honours gained at the universities
Shrewsbury was worthy of comparison with any of the
exempted schools ;

(8) That there were at the time he was writing as many
as 1 60 boys on the school list, a number which might be
largely increased with better accommodation ;

(9) And that among the existing scholars there were boys
from twenty-eight different counties in England and Wales,
besides several from Scotland and Ireland.

Mr. Brougham's bills were ultimately abandoned. 1

In 1821 Dr. Butler was appointed Archdeacon of Derby

by Dr. James Cornwallis, the Bishop of Lichfield and

Coventry. 2

1 See BAKER'S Hist, of St. John's College, Cambridge (Ed. Mayor).

2 Dr. James Cornwallis became Earl Cornwallis in 1823 on the death of his
nephew, the second marquis.


Early in the following year a remarkable pamphlet, 1 mani-
festly the work of a man who was, in theory at least, an
advocate of sweeping reform in the whole educational system
then in vogue at the universities, made its appearance. The
author, who wrote under the pseudonym of " Eubulus," was
Dr. Butler, but for manifest reasons he appears to have kept
his identity a secret, even from his most intimate Cambridge
friends. The ostensible object of the writer was to further
the movement in favour of establishing a Classical Tripos at
Cambridge, and as a matter of fact the Classical Tripos was
instituted in the Lent Term of 1822. But many years went
by before antiquities, chronology, geography, metrical and
philological criticism, and ancient philosophy were included
among the subjects of examination, as " Eubulus " wished
them to be from the beginning.

The first Salopian who distinguished himself in the
Classical Tripos was Edward Baines, 2 of Christ's College,
who had already gained a Bell Scholarship and a Browne
Medal, and who was in 1824 placed fourth in the first class.
The year 1823 is memorable in the annals of Shrewsbury for
the achievement of a sixth form boy to whom the Person
Prize and one of the Browne Medals were adjudged before
he went into residence at Cambridge. This was Benjamin
Hall Kennedy, who followed up this first success by gaining
the Pitt university scholarship while still a freshman, and
carrying off three more Browne Medals and two more
Porson Prizes before he finished his undergraduate career

1 Copious extracts from this pamphlet are given in Dr. Butler's Life and
Letters, vol. i. pp. 211-215. Its appearance led to a somewhat angry contro-
versy between ' ' Eubulus " and Dr. Monk, the Dean of Peterborough, who had
recently resigned the Greek Professorship at Cambridge. Dr. Monk wrote under
the name of " Philograntus."

2 Edward Baines^ son of the Rev. James Baines, of Caignham, near Ludlow,
was born in August, 1801. At Shrewsbury School, 1816-1821 ; head boy,
February, 1821; B.A., 1824; M.A., 1828; assistant master at Shrewsbury,
182510 1829; fellow of Christ's College, 1825-1841; tutor, 1839-40; examiner
for Classical Tripos, 1829, 1830, 1831. Travelled in Germany, Italy, and Sicily,
l8 33~i835 ; Proctor, 1837-38 ; Vicar of St. Giles, Cambridge ; Rector of
Clipston, 1840-1842; Rector of Bluntisham, 1843; Rector of Yalding, 1859-
1882. Married Catherine Baines in 1844. Died at San Remo April 2Oth, 1882.
A volume of his sermons has been published with a memoir by A. Dairy.


as Senior Classic and Senior Chancellor's Medallist. Other
scholars quickly followed Kennedy from the sixth form
room at Shrewsbury to gain triumphs at Oxford and Cam-
bridge almost as brilliant as his own. From first to last Dr.
Butler's Shrewsbury pupils who went up to Cambridge
carried off seven university scholarships, 1 seven Chancellor's
Medals, sixteen Browne Medals, and sixteen Person Prizes ;
while twenty-eight of their number were placed in the first
class of the Classical Tripos, of whom five had the honour
of being Senior Classic. Between the years 1808 and 1840
also no less than twenty-eight Shrewsbury men gained a
Wrangler's place in the Mathematical Tripos, and one of
them, Charles Whitley, 2 of St. John's College, was Senior
Wrangler in 1830.

Although a much smaller proportion of Shrewsbury men
went up to Oxford than to Cambridge in Dr. Butler's time,
their success was equally remarkable. Nine of their number
gained university scholarships, and eleven were placed in
the first class in Literis Humanioribus, one of whom, George
Henry Johnson, of Queen's College, got a first class in
mathematics and was also the first holder of the newly-
founded university mathematical scholarship. Many of these
Old Salopians as well as others whose success in the various
university examinations was less marked, gained for them-
selves subsequently other and greater distinctions. William
Thomson 3 became Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol and

1 Bell Scholarships are not included in this estimate.

- Charles Thomas Whitley ', son of John Whitley, Esq., of Liverpool, was born
in 1809. At Shrewsbury School, 1821 to 1826; B.A., 1830; M.A., 1833;
fellow of St. John's College, 1831 ; many years Professor of Mathematics in the
University of Durham, and afterwards Vicar of Bedlington, Northumberland, and
Hon. Canon of Durham ; Examining Chaplain to Bishop of Newcastle, 1883 ;
Hon. D.D. of Durham ; J.P. for Northumberland. Died April 22nd, 1895, aged

3 William Thomson, eldest son of Mr. John Thomson, of Whitehaven,
Cumberland, was admitted at Shrewsbury School in 1831. Matriculated at
Queen's College, Oxford, June 2nd, 1836, aged nineteen. B.A., 1840; M.A.,
1844; B.D. andD.D., 1856; fellow, 1840-1855; Provost, 1855-1861; Rector
of All Saints', Marylebone, 1855 ; Preacher at Lincoln's Inn, 1855-1861 ; Bishop
of Gloucester and Bristol, 1861-1863 ; Archbishop of York, 1863-1891. Died
Dec 2<ith, 1891.


Archbishop of York ; James Eraser, 1 Bishop of Manchester ;
and Mesac Thomas, 2 Bishop of Goulburn, in New South
Wales ; George Henry Johnson, 3 F.R.S., Savilian Professor of
Astronomy and Whyte's Professor of Moral Philosophy at
Oxford, and afterwards Dean of Wells ; Robert Scott, 4 joint
editor of the well-known Greek -English Lexicon, Master
of Balliol, and afterwards Dean of Rochester ; William
Crawley, 5 Archdeacon of Monmouth ; William Gilson

1 James Fraser, son of James Fraser, Esq., of Prestbury, Gloucestershire,
merchant. Born August i8th, 1818. At Bridgnorth School, 1832-1834 ;
Shrewsbury, 1834-1836 ; matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford, 1836 ;
Ireland scholar, 1839; 1st class lit. hum., 1839; fellow of Oriel, 1840; tutor,
1842-1847 ; ordained, 1846 ; Examining Chaplain to Bishop Hamilton of
Salisbury, 1854 ; Assistant Commissioner to Royal Commission on Education,
1858 ; Bishop of Manchester, 1870-1885. Died October 22nd, 1885. (Diet, of
Nat. Biog.}

3 Mesac Thomas, son of Mr. John Thomas, of Mardol, Shrewsbury. Born
1816. Admitted at Shrewsbury School August loth, 1831 ; matriculated at
Trinity College, Cambridge, October, 1836; B.A., 1840; M.A., 1843; D.D.,
1863 ; Bishop of Goulburn, 1863-1892. Before being appointed to the Bishopric
of Goulburn Mr. Thomas was in succession Vicar of Tuddenham St. Martin,
Suffolk ; Vicar of Attleborough, near Nuneaton ; and Secretary to the Colonial
and Continental Society. Died March, 1892, aged seventy-five. (Salopian.']

3 George Henry Johnson , third son of the Rev. Henry Johnson, of Shrewsbury.
Born at Keswick in 1808. At Shrewsbury School, 1821-1825 ; matriculated at
Queen's College, Oxford, May I3th, 1825, aged seventeen ; Ireland scholar,
1827; double first, 1828; university mathematical scholar, 1831; B.A., 1829;
M.A., 1833; fellow, 1829-1855; Greek lecturer, chaplain, and tutor, 1842;
Bursar, 1844 ; Dean, 1848 ; Savilian Professor of Astronomy, 1839-1842 ; Whyte's
Professor of Moral Philosophy, 1842-1845 ; Dean of Wells, 1854. Died at
Weston-super-Mare November 4th, 1881. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.}

4 Robert Scott, son of the Rev. Alexander Scott, Rector of Egremont,
Cumberland. Born January 26th. i8ll. At school at St. Bees before going
to Shrewsbury in 1826; matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, October 2ist,
1829, aged eighteen ; Student of Christ Church, 1830-1835 ; Craven scholar,
1830; Ireland scholar, 1833 ; 1st class lit. hum. 1833; fellow of Balliol, 1835-
1840; M.A., 1836; Denyer's Theological Essay, 1838; Rector of Duloe,
Cornwall, 1840-1850; Rector of South Luffenham, 1850-1854; Master of
Balliol, 1854; Ireland Professor of Exegesis, 1861-1870; Dean of Rochester,
1870. Died December 2nd, 1887.

5 William Crawley, son of the Rev. Richard Crawley, of Dublin. Born 1802.
At Shrewsbury School, 1816-1820; B.A. (twenty-seventh Wrangler) of Mag-
dalene College, Cambridge, 1824; M.A., 1827; fellow, 1824-1834; Rector of
Llanfihangel-ystern-Llewern, 1835-1858 ; Rector of Bryngwyn, 1834-1895 ;
Archdeacon of Monmouth, 1843-1885 ; Canon of Llandaff, 1858-1885 ; J.P. for
county of Monmouth. Died January 1 2th, 1896. (Salopian.}


Humphry, 1 Rector of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and Prebendary
of St. Paul's ; Thomas Williams, 2 Archdeacon, and afterwards
Dean of Llandaff; and David Melville, Principal of Hatfield
Hall, Durham, and Canon of Worcester, were all Shrewsbury
men. Charles Robert Darwin, 3 M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S., the great
naturalist, whose statue now adorns his native town, was
at Shrewsbury School for seven years before going to
Edinburgh and Cambridge, though his school-days do not
seem to have had much influence in fashioning his future life.
The Right Hon. Thomas Emerson Headlam, 4 Q.C., M.P. for

1 William Gilson Humphry , son of W. W. Humphry, Esq. , of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Born 1815. At Shrewsbury, 1828-1833; head boy in August, 1832; matriculated
at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1833; Pitt scholar, 1835; twenty-seventh Wrangler,
Senior Classic, and Junior Chancellor's Medallist, 1837; M.A., 1840; fellow,
1839; Proctor, 1845; ordained, 1842; Hulsean lecturer, 1849, 1850; Examining
Chaplain to the Bishop of London, 1852 ; Rector of Northolt, Middlesex, 1852-
1855; Vicar of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, 1855-1886; Boyle lecturer, 1857-1858;
Royal Commissioner on Clerical Subscription, 1865, and on ritual, 1869; one
of the revisers of the Authorised Version of the New Testament, 1878. Published
a Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles and various other theological works.
Died January I4th, 1886. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.}

2 Thomas Williams, son of Robert Williams, Esq., of Monmouth. At Shrews-
bury, 1814-1818; ist class lit. hum., Oriel College, Oxford, 1822; B.A., 1823;
M.A., 1825; Archdeacon of Llandaff, 1843-1859; Dean of Llandaff, 1843-1859.
Died April 24th, 1877.

3 Charles Robert Darwin, son of Dr. Robert Waring Darwin, of " the Mount,"
Shrewsbury. Born on February I2th, 1809. Admitted at Shrewsbury School in
1818. He did not like the classical part of his work, caring only for his Euclid
lessons and the Odes of Horace ; and Mr. Gretton describes him as ' ' dull and
apathetic " as a boy. His chief delight in those days was in making collections,
which were not by any means confined to objects connected with natural history,
including, as they did, coins, seals, and franks, as well as shells and minerals.
Towards the end of his school-life he and his brother Erasmus set up a laboratory
in the garden tool-house at " the Mount." Their chemical experiments earned
for Charles Darwin the nickname of "Gas" from his school-fellows and a scolding
from Dr. Butler, who rebuked him for wasting his time, and called him a
poco-curante. In 1825 he joined his brother Erasmus at Edinburgh with the
view of studying for the medical profession. But much of the work was distasteful
to him, and when he went into residence at Christ's College, Cambridge, in
February, 1828, all notions of his becoming a doctor had been given up. Full
details as to his after-life may be found in his Life and Letters and in the
Dictionary of National Biography.

4 Thomas Emerson Headlam, son of the Rev. John Headlam, Archdeacon of
Richmond and Rector of Wycliffe in Yorkshire. Born 1813. Admitted at
Shrewsbury School August 6th, 1827 ; seventeenth Wrangler in 1836 ; M.A.,
1839 ; J.P. for the North Riding of Yorkshire. Died at Calais December 3rd,
1875. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.}


Newcastle-on-Tyne from 1847 to l8 5> Chancellor of the
dioceses of Durham and Ripon, and Judge-Advocate-General
in 1859, was at Shrewsbury for five years before entering
Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1832.

Chief Justice May, 1 who graduated at Magdalene College,
Cambridge, in 1838 as thirty-sixth Wrangler and third
Classic, was called to the Irish Bar in 1844, became Attorney-
General for Ireland in 1875 and Lord Chief Justice of
Ireland in 1877, was another eminent Salopian.

Sir Charles Thomas Newton, 2 K.C.B., Hon. D.C.L. of
Oxford and Hon. LL.D. of Cambridge, the distinguished
antiquarian, to whose untiring researches in Asia Minor our
national collection of ancient sculpture is so much indebted,
was a contemporary of Chief Justice May at school.

Another Salopian antiquary of some distinction in his day
was the Rev. Charles Henry Hartshorne, 3 M.A., of St. John's
College, Cambridge, F.S.A. Many of these are gone but

Gathorne Hardy, 4 Lord Cranbrook, who represented the

1 George Augustus Chichester May, son of the Rev. Edward May, Rector of
Belfast. Born 1815. Admitted at Shrewsbury School February 25th, 1830 ;
matriculated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, October, 1834; Bell's scholar,
1835; B.A., 1838; M.A., 1841; fellow of his college; Examiner in Classical
Tripos, 1844; appointed Q.C. in 1865; legal adviser to the Castle, 1875; resigned
his judgeship in 1887. Died August i6th, 1892. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.}

" Charles Thomas Newton, second son of the Rev. Newton Dickinson Hand
Newton, of Clungunford, Shropshire. Matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford,
October I7th, 1833, a ed seventeen; B.A. (3rd class lit. hum.), 1837; student
of Christ Church, 1837-1861 ; Vice-Consul at Mitylene and Acting-Consul at
Rhodes, 1852 ; Consul at Rome, 1859-1861 ; Professor of Archaeology in
University College, London, 1880; Hon. fellow of Worcester College, Oxford,
1874; Hon. D.C.L., Oxford, 1874; Hon. LL.D., Cambridge, 1879; K.C.B.,
1887 ; Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum, 1861.
Died November 28th, 1894. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.)

3 Charles Henry Hartshorne, son of John Hartshorne, Esq., of Liverpool.
Born at Broseley in Shropshire in 1802. At Shrewsbury School, 1818-1821 ;
B.A., 1825; M.A., 1828; ordained, 1826; curate of Benthall, Salop, 1826-
1828; curate of Little Wenlock, 1828-1836; curate-in-charge of Cogenhoe,
Northants, 1838-1850; Rector of Holderly, 1850-1865. Died at Holderly March
nth, 1865. Author of Salopia Antiqua. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.)

4 Gathorne Hardy, third son of John Hardy, Esq. , Recorder of Leeds. Born
October 1st, 1814. At Shrewsbury School from August, 1827, to July, 1830;
B.A. of Oriel College, Oxford (2nd class lit. hum.), 1837 ; called to the Bar,
1840; M.P. for Leominster, 1856-1865; Under-Secretary for Home Depart-
ment, 1858-1859 ; Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1859; Chancellor of the Duchy of


University of Oxford in Parliament from 1865 to 1878 and has
worthily filled many high offices of state, is happily still living.

The work, however, to which Shrewsbury men trained
under Dr. Butler have taken most readily has been,
undoubtedly, that of education.

In the report of the Public School Commission in 1864
mention is made of the extent to which Shrewsbury School
has contributed to the teaching power of the universities, and
no one can study the lists of its scholars who graduated
at Oxford and Cambridge between 1800 and 1840 without
being struck by the number of them who, during the best
years of their lives, have done yeoman's service as professors,
lecturers, tutors, and masters of colleges. Robert Wilson
Evans, John Cooper, 1 Mynors Bright, Edward Warter, Thomas
Smart Hughes, William Henry Bateson, 2 James Hildyard, 3

Lancaster, 1861 ; Secretary for the Colonies, 1864; D.C.L., 1866; President
of the Poor Law Board, 1866-1867; Bencher of Inner Temple, 1868; Home
Secretary, 1867-1868 ; Secretary for War, 1868 and 1874-1878 ; Secretary for
India, 1878-1880; Viscount Cranbrook, 1878; G.C.S.I., 1880; President of the
Council, 1885 and 1886-1892; Earl of Cranbrook, 1892; J.P. and D.L. for West
Riding of Yorkshire, and J.P. for Kent.

1 John Cooper ; son of Samuel Cooper, Esq. , of Tranby Hall, Yorkshire. At
Shrewsbury School, 1826-1831 ; B.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1835
(thirty- third Wrangler and seventh Classic) ; tutor of Trinity College, 1845-
1855 ; Vicar of St. Andrew the Great, Cambridge ; Vicar of Kendal, 1858-
1896 ; Archdeacon of Westmorland, 1865 ; Canon of Carlisle, 1883. Died July
25th, 1896. (Salopian.}

2 William Henry Bateson^ son of Richard Bateson, Esq., of Liverpool,
merchant. At Shrewsbury School, 1825-1831 ; B.A. of St. John's College,
Cambridge (third Classic), 1836 ; fellow, 1837 ; second master of Leicester
Grammar School, 1837-1840 ; returned to Cambridge in 1840 ; was for a time
Vicar of Horningsea and afterwards Vicar of Madingley ; Examiner for Classical
Tripos in 1842 and 1843 '> Public Orator, 1848-1857 ; Master of St. John's
College, 1857; Vice-Chancellor, 1858; member of the Governing Bodies of
Shrewsbury, Rugby, and the Perse Grammar School, Cambridge. Died March
27th, 1 88 1. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.}

3 James Hildyard, eighth son of the Rev. William Hildyard, of Winestead-in-
Holderness. Born 1809. At Shrewsbury, 1821-1829 ; head boy, October, 1828 ;
Tancred Student in Divinity at Christ's College, Cambridge ; Davies university
scholar, 1831, and gained three Browne Medals the same year; B.A. (second
Classic and Junior Chancellor's Medallist), 1833; M.A., 1836; B.D., 1846;
fellow, lecturer, and tutor of his college ; Examiner in the Classical Tripos, 1838,
1839, 1840, 1844; Senior Proctor, 1843; Rector of Ingoldsby, 1846; advocated
revision of the Prayer Book, and printed many pamphlets on the subject. Died
August 27th, 1887. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.}


Richard Shilleto, 1 and Francis France 2 are examples at
Cambridge, and Robert Scott, G. H. S. Johnson, William
Thomson, Edward Hartopp Cradock, 3 and Frederic Metcalfe 4
at Oxford.

But the Public School Commissioners might with equal
truth have spoken of the educational influence exercised by
Shrewsbury men in the Public and other Grammar Schools
of England. Thomas Williamson Peile, 5 Head Master of

1 Richard Shilleto, son of George Shilleto, Esq., of Ulleskelf, Tadcaster,
Yorkshire. Born November 25th, 1809. Educated partly at Repton ; at Shrews-
bury, 1825-1828; head boy, February, 1827; B.A. of Trinity College,
Cambridge (second Classic), 1832; M.A., 1835 ; Examiner in Classical Tripos,
1839 and 1840 ; fellow of St. Peter's College, 1867 ; he was for some years a
lecturer at Trinity, and lectured at King's up to the time of his death in 1876.
His chief classical work was an edition of Demosthenes, De falsd Legatione,
published in 1844.

2 Francis France, son of Mr. Francis France, of Nobold, Shrewsbury. Born
1816. At Shrewsbury School, 1832-1836; head boy, August, 1836; graduated
B.A. as Senior Classic /Equalis at St. John's College, Cambridge in 1840 ; fellow,
lecturer, and President of his college ; Archdeacon of Ely ; Examiner in Classical
Tripos, 1847, l8 4 8 ^52, and 1853. Died suddenly at Cambridge, 1864.

3 Edward Hartopp Cradock, son of Edward Grove, Esq. , of Shenstone Park,
near Lichfield. Born 1810. At Shrewsbury School, 1823-1827 ; scholar of Balliol
College, Oxford, 1827; B.A. (Brasenose), 1831; M.A., 1834; B.D. and D D.,
1854 ; assumed the name of Cradock by royal licence in 1849 ; Rector of
Tedstone Delamere, 1844-1854; Canon of Worcester, 1848-1854; Principal of
Brasenose, 1853-86. Died January 27th, 1886, aged seventy-five. (FOSTER.)

4 Frederic Metcalfe, fifth son of Moorhouse Metcalfe, Esq., of Gainsborough.
At Shrewsbury, 1829-1834; B.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge (2nd class
Classical Tripos), 1838 ; fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, November 28th,
1844 ; ordained, 1845 > Head Master of lower school at Brighton College,
1847-1849; Bursar of Lincoln College, 1849; Incumbent of St. Michael's,
Oxford, 1849-1885; Sub-Rector of Lincoln, 1851; Lecturer in Greek, 1853;
M.A., 1843; B.D., 1855. Accomplished Scandinavian scholar; author of
The Oxonian in Norway, The Oxonian in Iceland, History of German
Literature, and many other books. (Diet, of Nat. Biog.}

5 7^homas Williamson Peile, son of John Peile, Esq., of Whitehaven. Born
1806. At Shrewsbury School, August, 1821, to July, 1824; head boy, August,
1823; matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge, October, 1824; Davies
university scholar, 1825 ; Members' Prize, 1827 ; second Classic and Junior
Chancellor's Medallist, and eighteenth Wrangler, 1828; assistant master at
Shrewsbury, 1828-1829 ; Head Master of Royal Collegiate Institution at
Liverpool, 1829-1833 ; fellow and tutor of Durham, 1834 ; unsuccessful can-
didate for Harrow, 1836 ; Head Master of Repton, 1841-1854 ; ordained by the
Bishop of Chester in 1829; perpetual curate of St. Catharine's, Liverpool, 1831 ;
P.C. of Croxdale, near Durham, 1836 ; Vicar of Luton, Beds, 1857 ; Vicar of St.


Repton ; Henry Holden, 1 Head Master of Uppingham,
and subsequently of Durham ; George Butterton, 2 Head
Master of Uppingham ; B. H. Kennedy, Head Master of
Shrewsbury ; F. E. Gretton, 3 Head Master of Stamford ;
Thomas Sheepshanks, 4 Head Master of Coventry ; Thomas
Rowley, 5 Head Master of Bridgnorth ; R. W. Gleadowe, 6

Paul's, Hampstead, 1860-1873. Died November 29th, 1882. B.A., 1828;
M.A., 1831 ; D.D., 1843. Dr. Peile published editions of the Agamemnon and
Choephori and Annotations on the Apostolical Epistles. (See Diet, of Nat. Biog.}

1 Henry Holden, second son of the Rev. Henry Augustus Holden, of Daventry.
Born 1814. At Shrewsbury, 1826-1832 ; scholar of Balliol College, Oxford,
1832-1838; B.A. (ist class lit. hum.), 1837; M.A., 1839; B.D. and D.D.,
1857; Head Master of Uppingham, 1845-1853; Head Master of Durham
Cathedral School, 1853-1882 ; Hon. Canon of Durham, 1867 ; Rector of South
Luffenham, 1881 ; co-editor of Sabrinae Corolla.

2 George Ash Butterton, son of John Butterton, Esq., of Market Drayton.
Born 1804. At Shrewsbury, 1818-1823 ; graduated at St. John's College,
Cambridge, in 1827 as eighth Wrangler and third Classic; M.A., 1830; B.D.
1838; D.D., 1843; fellow, 1827; Vice- Principal of Bristol College, 1831-1834;
Head Master of the West Riding Proprietary School at Wakefield, 1834-1839;
Head Master of Uppingham, 1839-1845 ; Head Master of Giggleswick, 1845-
1858. Resided in Shropshire subsequently, and was for a good many years
Rector of Cleobury North, and a J.P. for the county. Died August 3rd, 1891.

3 Frederic Edward Gretton, son of the Rev. George Gretton, D.D., Dean of
Hereford. Born 1803. After his father was made Dean in 1810 he went for a
time to the Cathedral Grammar School, but was transferred in September,
1814, to Shrewsbury. B.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, and ist class in
the Classical Tripos, 1826; fellow, 1829; M.A., 1829; in July, 1832, he was an
assistant master at Oakham, and was a candidate for the head-mastership of
Repton; Head Master of Stamford, 1833-1871. Died 1889.

4 Thomas Sheepshanks, son of the Rev. Thomas Sheepshanks, Rector of
Wimpole, Cambs. At Shrewsbury, 1812-1816; head boy, August, 1815 ; B.A.
of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1820 ; M.A., 1823 ; assistant master of Shrews-
bury, 1820-1825 ; Head Master of Falmouth Grammar School, 1825-1828 ;
Head Master of Edinburgh Academy, 1828-1833 ; Head Master of Coventry

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