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George Boughton (s. Rev. Nathaniel), b. Launceston, battellar
8 Mch 1714 to 10 July 1718, M. 14 Mch 1714 age 17, Corn. 1718,
B.A. 21 Mch 172I, M.A. 12 July 1725, d. 1726, bur. in the Chapel;
N. and Gleanings iii. 96.

Joseph Atwell (s. Rev. Matthew, of Buckland Monachorum, Visit.
Devon 30), b. Moreton Hampstead, battellar 8 Ap. 171 2 to 5 July
1718, M. 12 Ap. 17 1 2 age 16 (with his brother Matthew, age 18),
B.A. 21 Oct. 1715, M.A. 13 June 17 18, Petr. 1718, had leave of
absence for four years from Lord Petre i Mch 172! (Reg. a. 1728) to
study in foreign universities, he travelled with the son of Lord
Chancellor Cowper; B.D. 11 July 1728, D.D. 19 Ap. 1733 (both
divinity degrees while a layman), F.R.S. 1730; el. Rector 17 and
adm. 22 Feb. i73f, res. 3 Mch 173^, d. just before Aug. 1768 ; took
priest's orders 1736, Preb. of Gloucester 1731—1768, of Southwell
1735, of York 173I, of W^estminster 1759; V. of Fairford 1738, R. of
Oddington 1739, both in Glouc, Chancellor of Norwich ; added many
notes to Robinson's ' Hesiod,' e. g. on the ' Dog Days,' and on ' The
Rising of Sirius '; and published Conjectures on the nature 0/ Liter ?)iitting
and Reciprocating Springs ; he was a generous subscriber to Lewis*
Life 0/ Pecock (Nichols iv. 192-93) ; Bodl. MS. Add. C. 90 fol. 94 (his
early life), W. Antiq. iv. 252, Polwhele's Reminiscences i. 64, Spence's
Anecdotes 333; Egerton MS. 1955 contains letters of Warburton to
Atwell 4 Sep. and 9 Dec 1755 (given imperfectly in Warburton's Works
xiv. 257), see F. Kilvert's Selections from Warburton's Papers ze^^, Letters
from a late Prelate to one of his friends (i.e. Warburton to Hurd) 1809
p. 415, 418, Granger's Letters p. 167.

William Shepheard (s. Rev. William), b. Ashreigney, Devon,
battellar 21 Oct. 1714 to 10 July 1718, M. 22 Oct. 1714 age 17,



134 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1718

B.A. 27 June 17 18, Petr. 1718, vac. 1727; M.A. 3 July 1722, V. of
Lelant, Cormvall 1726, R. of Ashreigney 1727-47. Some of his
sermons were published after his death, by subscription, at Sherborne
1748.

Thomas Bailey, so he signs himself (s. Robert, pleb., of Norley,
Devon), b. Norley, M. 3 Mch 171I age 17, Petr. 1718 ; B.A. 7 Mch
172^^, M.A. 27 July 1723, d. 12 May 1733, bur. in the Chapel, will
proved 13 June 1733, Griffiths 4; Gutch iii. 120; Peshall 218 'Bail
fellow of Exeter.'

Augustine Question (s. John, pleb., of Withycombe, Som.), b.
Carhampton, battellar 24 Mch. \^\^ to 11 Mch 17 if, and 26 June
to 10 July 1718, M. 27 IMch 1710 age 19, B.A. 13 Oct. 1713, adm.
Chapl. 5 June 1719 ; M.A. 19 May 1720; C. of Merton, Oxon
19 Sep. 1730; res. his fellowship at S. Enoder, Cornwall 18 Nov.
1731, of which he had become Vicar 1730, res. 1734; V. of Veryan,
Cornwall, 14 Nov. 1734-1740, pres. to INIenheniot 23 Sep. 1740 (the
form of presentation given in the Reg. was successfully disputed by
the Dean and Chapter of Exeter), d. 3 and bur. 6 June 1753; his
benefaction to INIenheniot is given in Lake iii. 313.

Joseph Betty (s. John, of Paul), M. Hart H. 16 Feb. 17 if age
16, B.A. II Nov. 1 71 7; Corn. 1719 ; M.A. 15 June 1720; poisoned
himself with laudanum i Jan. i73j to escape his creditors (the date

8 Jan. in the Register and on his monu. in the Chapel was purposely
misstated), admin, bond 29 Jan. 1731, Griffiths 6; Gutch iii. 120,
Bibl. Corn. 22; Sermon before the University 21 Sep. 1729; the
same versified by Jacob Gingle 1729.

William Bartlett (s. Elis, Lysons' Devon cxxxiii, 63, W. Antiq. xi.
61), b. Branscombe, Devon, battellar 3 Feb. 1714- to 17 July 1719,
M. 5 Feb. 171I age 19, B.A. 7 Nov. 17 18, Petr. 1719, rejected
6 July 1720, Lake iii. 112; .-' R. of Templeton, Devon i July 1725,
d. 1747; Eccl. Ant. i. 107.

Richard Eastway (s. Richard, R. of Sutcombe, by Elizabeth
Hooper of S. Martin's, Exeter; m. Clyst S. George 30 Ap. 1689; he
d. 20 IMay 1726 in 70 year, she d. 24 Jan. i73y in 66 year), b.
Sutcombe 16 Mch 169?, battellar 9 Ap. 1715 to 20 July 1719, M.

9 Ap. 1 7 15, B.A. 14 Oct. 1 7 18, Dev. 1719; rejected 6 July 1720;
M.A. Lincoln 10 June 1721, R. of Wargrave, Oxon, but lived at
Staunton Harold, Lcics., d. Feb. 1777.

Robert Symons, b. Exeter ; of Clare, Cambridge ; incorp. 28 Feb.
1725 as B.A., Dev. 1721, vac. 1727 ; ^\.k. 4 July 1723, made V. of



1726] REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. 135

S. Mary Arches at Exeter by Bishop Weston, but was deprived and
went to Ireland ; was famous for his talent in mimicry. See The
Mimic, by the Rev. Mr. Pitt, in Dodsley's Collection iii. 74 ; Gent.
Mag. 1780 p. 407.

Francis Fort, of Sidney, Camb., B.A. 1720; Petr. 1721, incorp.
8 July, M.A. 28 June 1726, vac. 1728; R. of Huntsham, Devon,
?d. 1765.

Joseph Birchinsha (s. Rev. David, of Lydford), M. Wadham
28 May 1718 age 18; Dev. 1721, vac. 1730; B.A. 7 July 1724, M.A.
2 July 1725, promoted by Thomas Rundle bishop of Derry.

Henry Goldwyer (s. William, of SaHsbury), at Winchester 17 12,
M. Wadham 16 Mch 171I age 18; Sar. 1721, B.A. 23 Nov. 1725,
M.A. 5 July 1726, d. 23 Oct. 1731.

John Wilcocks (s. Rev. John, of Exbourne ; a John Wilcocks was
R. of Morchard Bishop 1688-1719, Eccl. Ant. iii. 51), M. Oriel
8 Mch 17!^ age 17; Dev. 1722, vac. 1729; B.A. 17 July 1725,
M.A. 5 July 1726, R. of Zeal Monachorum, V. of Cullompton 27 May
i733> d. 1756; Eccl. Ant. i. 115.

William Reynolds (s. John), b. S. Laurence, Exeter, 1705, M.
24 July 1721 age 16, Dev. 1723, res. 4 Ap. 1741 ; B.A. 5 July 1728,
M.A. 10 May 1732; one of the Vicars of Bampton, Oxon; V. of
Veryan, Cornwall 5 Jan. 174^-Sep. 1743, Master of Exeter School
1733-43, d. 28 Jan. 1750.

Robert Scott (s. Robert, pleb.), b. Belchalwell, Dorset, battellar
I Mch 172^^ to 14 July 1724, M. 13 Mch 172 J- age 17, Petr. 1724,
res. 28 June 1741 ; B.A. 7 July 1727, M.A. 5 July 1728, B.D. 7 June
1739; C. of Merton, Oxon 29 Sep. 1739, pres. to R. of Wootton,
Northants 17 Ap. 1741, d. 16 May 1761 ; Reg. 30 June 1738.

Henry Pitt (s. Christopher, and brother of the translator of Virgil
and Vida; Hutchins iv. 91), b. Blandford Forum, Dorset, M. 10 Oct.
1722 age 16, Petr. 1724; B.A. 7 July 1727, M.A. 22 May 1729,

d. 1733-

Benjamin Langley (s. Rev. Thomas), b. Compton-Beauchamp,
Berks, poor scholar 27 Nov. 1721 to 14 Aug. 1725, M. 16 Mch 17^^
age 15, B.A. 10 May 1725, Sar. 1725, res. 17 Oct. 1732; M.A.
24 Mch 172!; R. of Compton, and of Mursley in Bucks, d. 1777.

John Cary (s. Nicholas, bur. S. Winnow 13 May 1747), bap.
Liskeard 23 Jan. i7of, battellar 16 Mch 172I to i July 1727,
M. 15 Mch 172I, Corn. 1726, res. i73f on promotion to a living;
B.A. 9 July 1729, M.A. 27 Ap. 1730, V. of Culmstock, Devon;



136 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1727

of S. David's Exeter, exch. for S. Winnow, Cornwall before 1754,
d. 6 May 1759.

James Cosserat (s. Abraham, pleb., of Bideford ; called ' Mourtes
alles Cosseret ' in the Bideford Reg., probably a French refugee ; by
Hester), bap. Bideford 24 Jan. \^%% 'John' (if the same as James)
battellar 31 May 1721 to 20 Jan. 172I, M. 25 May 1721 age 19, Dev.
1727, B.A. 26 Feb. 172I, M.A. 22 May 1728, B.D. 7 June 1739, D.D.
8 I\Iay 1750, R. of S. Clement's, Oxford 1751, d. 7 Mch 1760 age
61, when senior Fellow, bur. in the Chapel; Gutch iii. 120; Cat. oi
Prints and Drawings in Brit. Mus., Polit. Satires 3, part ii. 933-6.

James Edgcombe (s. John), b. Tavistock, battellar 21 Dec. 1722
to 15 July 1727, M. 17 Dec. 1722 age 17, Dev. 1727; B.A. 13 June
1726, M.A. 18 Ap. 1729, B.D. 8 May 1736, D.D. 18 Jan. 17!^,
Proctor 1733, el. Rector 11 Ap. 1737; R. of Barwick in Elmet,
Yorks. 1749, d. 16 May 1750 age 45, bur. in College Chapel; Gutch
iii. 120 and App. 245; Gent. Mag. June 1749; wrote a sermon 1736
on The Insufficiejicy of Human Reason (in answer to Chubb) ; was he
R. of Ackworth near Pomfret? see his letter i July 1749 in the Reg.

Robert Michell (s. William, pleb.), b. Maker in Archdeaconry of
Cornwall, poor scholar 9 May 1723 to 8 July 1728, M. 17 May 1723
age 17, B.A. 26 Jan. i72f, Corn. 1728, M.A. 14 Oct. 1729, d. 22
Dec. 1730.

Francis "Webber (s. Francis, Fellow 1688), b. Clyst Honiton,
sojourner i Oct. 1725 to 8 July 1728, M. 20 Oct. 1725 age 17,
Petr. 1728; B.A. 7 July 1731, M.A. 10 May 1732, B.D. 10 Dec.
1743, D.D. 9 July 1750, Proctor 1741; el. C. of Merton, Oxon
2 Oct. 1 73 1, R. of S. Clement's, Oxford Nov. 1734, pres. to V. of
Burford by Bishop Seeker, and a good deal non-resident from 1747,
though always elected to some College office; wrote Dcfe7ice of Exeter
College, in answer to Dr. Huddersford, 1755, and sermons and
pamphlets; in 1750 preached at consecration of Bishop Conybeare,
who gave him the V. of Newchurch, L of Wight, May 1751; el.
Rector 5 June 1750 after several scrutinies; instit. to Menheniot
8 Sep. and inducted 6 Oct. 1753; Dean of Hereford 1756, d. 29 Sep.
1771 age 64, bur. in the Chapel; Gutch iii. 120; Reg. 18 July 1741
' electus est in alteram Lectorum ad lecturas adhuc indotatas [Gutch
ii. 900, Bloxam vi. p. vi] hujus Universitatis designandorum in bien-
nium proxime secuturum Franciscus Webber A.INL' (See 16 July
1 755) "3 I^^c- ^763, 8 July '1771, 15 July 1778.) His portrait is in
the Coll. Hall.



I730] REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. 137

John Upton (s. Rev. James, of Ilminster, Somerset, who ed.
Aristotle de Arte Poetica, &c. ; Reliquix^ Hearnianoe 23 Feb. 172I),
b. Taunton 1707, M, Merton 15 Mch 172^ age 17 ; Petr. 1728, res.
10 Feb. 173"; B.A. 7 July 1730, M.A. 10 May 1732; R. of the
sinecure of Llandrillo in Denbigh, and of Great Rissington, Glouc,
and of Seavington with Dinnington in Som. 1732-7, prcb. of Rochester
19 Jan. i73f. d. 9 Dec. 1760; edited Arrian's Epictetus 1737 and
Spenser's Faerie Queen 1758, and wrote Observations on Shakespere.
See Nichols' Literary Anecdotes on Upton family. Misc. Gen. Nov.
1886 p. 161, Oct. 1887 p. 350, Nov. 1888 p. 167, Feb. 1890 p. 21,
Mch p. 45, May p. 73, 75.

WiUiam Hole (s. Rev. Joshua), b. Southmolton, battellar 18 May
1727 to II July 1729, M. 18 May 1727 age 17, Dev. 1729, res.
2 Aug. 1745; B.A. 6 July 1732, M.A. 26 June 1733, B.D. 20 Ap.
1744, el. C. of Merton, Oxon 28 Oct. 1733 and 4 Sep. 1740, preb. of
Exeter 1744, Archdeacon of Barnstaple 174!, V. of Bishop's Nympton
10 Dec. 176 3- 1782, pres. to Menheniot 3 and instit. 11 Jan. 1782,
d. 26 Oct. 1791 ; Moore's Devon ii. 834; Eccl. Ant. iii. 88; Coll.
Corn. 383; wrote The Ornaments of Churches 1761 (ed. by Rev.
Thomas Wilson), with reference to the decoration of S. Margaret's,
Westminster; and a sermon preached at the consecration of
Werrington church in Devon 7 Sep. 1743, Oxford 80 1743. He is
said to have put The Exmoor Scolding into form (Gent. Mag. Library
ii. 329). For his s. Lewis see Mod. Eng. Biog. ; N. and Q. 5. ix. 386,
Gent. Mag. 1791 Ixi. 975.

Walter Moyle (s. Walter, of Bake, S. German's, the author), bap.
14 Sep. 1710, G. C. 7 June 1728 to 4 July 1730, M. 25 June 1728,
Corn. 1730, d. 16 Sep. 1732, bur. S. German's.

Charles Webber, Webber junior (s. Rev. Francis, Fellow 1688)
b. Clyst Honiton, M. Queen's i Ap. 1728 age 18 ; sojourner Ex. Coll.
Dec. 1728 to 3 July 1730, Dev. 1730, res. 29 June 1762, having been
presented to the R. of Wootton in Northants i July 1761, and given
a bond of £500 to resign his fellowship by next S. Peter's Day,
according to the terms of the donation, d. 29 Ap. 1764; B.A. 5 July
1733) M.A. 19 June 1734, B.D. 24 Nov. 1744; el. to C. of Merton,
Oxon 30 Sep. 1734, 30 Sep. 1741, 4 Oct. 1746, Chaplain at Calcutta.

John Cocke (s. William, pleb., of Plymouth), M. Corpus 31 Mch
1726 age 13; Dev. 1730, res. i75y; B.A. 12 June 1730, M.A. 14
June 1732, B.D. by decree 17 Dec. 1743 (Reg. here, and 30 June and
17 Dec. 1744).



138 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1730

John Conybeare (Fellow 1710), el. Rector 6 Aug. 1730, res. 29
Jan. i73f.

William Pease (s. Rev. Francis), b. Clyst St. George, battellar
16 Mch i72f to 2 July 1731, M. 17 Mch 172^ aged 16, Dev. 1731,
vac. by m. June 1747; B.A. 27 Oct. 1730, M.A. 28 June 1733, B.D.
24 Nov. 1744; V. of Great Milton, Oxon 1749 ; Reg. 20 Dec. 1746
'electus est I\L Pease a Rectore et Scholaribus qui nominetur ad
vicariam de Steeple Morden in agro Cantabrigiensi, et ad eandem
a Guardiano et Scholaribus Collegii B. INIariae Winton (vulgo New
College) secundum mutuam Collegii Novi et Collegii Exon. hac in
parte concordantiam praesentetur.'

Thomas Bray (s. Nicholas, pleb.), b. Stratton 1706, poor scholar
I Ap. 1726 to 8 July 1731, M. 31 Mch 1726, Corn. 1731; B.A. 14
Oct. 1729, M.A. 4 July 1732, B.D. 10 Dec. 1743, D.D. 15 Dec. 1758;
el. to C. of Merton, Oxon 26 Sep. 1735 and i Oct. 1742, instit. to
Harnhill and Driffield in Glouc. 5 and 12 Aug. 1748 (see the Visitor's
letters in the Reg. i74f on his holding these livings for a minor
under a resignation bond; W. Mervin, Fellow 1698, had vacated his
fellowship in a similar case, and the Rector opposed the practice of
resignation bonds, but the Visitor decided otherwise ; compare Rodd's
case 1802); he ceded them 1776 on being instit. to R. of Dunsfold
in Surrey, as he had before been to Bix in Oxon 1774 (Bixbrand
and Bixgibwen, near Henley), in 1776 Dean of Raphoe in Ireland,
which he exchanged with Dr. James King 20 Sep. 1776 for Duns-
fold and a canonry of Windsor; el. Rector 22 Oct. 1771, d. 28
Mch 1785, bur. in the Chapel; Gutch iii. App. 245, 247, Gent.
Mag. 1785 Iv. 324, Bibl. Corn. 41,1093. He was said to have
written Mr. Boots' apology for the conduct of the late H . . S . . . . ff

1753-

John Edwards (s. Henry), b. Launceston, sojourner 12 May 1729
to 8 July 1731, M. 12 May 1729 age 17, Corn. 1731; B.A. 13 July
1734, vac. Sep. 1738 by holding two livings in Cornwall, being R. of
Forrabury 5 Sep. 1737-1751, and IMinster 6 Sep. 1737-1753; also
V. of Lewannick 11 INIay 1 752-1 753, d. 1753; INIaclean i. 590,
604.

Peter Daniel Tapin (the first time two Christian names occur ;
s. Daniel, a French Protestant refugee from Barhais, by Mary Scale,
sister of Thomas Scale, Fellow 1708), b. S. Helier's Feb. 170^,
battellar 27 Mch. 1725, as Peter Tapin, to 6 Oct. 1726, M. 13 Ap.
1725 age 19, B.A. Pemb. 12 Feb. 172;;; Jer. 1731, M.A. 10 May



1733 J REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. 139

1732, removed 1733 by Bishop Weston (Walpole's Letters i. p. Ixi.)
as not duly elected, see Weston's two decrees in the Reg.; R. of
S. Heliers' 1735, d. Jan. 1761.

William Walter (s. George, of S. Anne's, Westminster), M. Edmund
H. 12 Nov. 1722 age 15, B. A. All Souls 25 Feb. 172I, M. A. Edmund H.
12 July 1729, chaplain Ch. Ch. 1730; adm. Chapl. 15 Jan. 173I, res.
9 Jan. 173!^ on his instit. to R. of Arlington near Barnstaple 10 Jan.
173! ; Reg. 23 Jan. i73-| 'decretum est ut communae unius Scholaris
cum pertinentibus addantur communis illius Scholaris qui officio
Capellani, absente M. Walter, perfuncturus est. Causa est quod
M. Walter, ad ecclesiasticum beneficium ab Universitate Oxon. pro-
motus, expensas graves et molestias jura Universitatis defendendo
sustinuit [it was in the gift of a Roman Catholic]. Eidem ecclesiae
ipsiusque curae personaliter incumbere tenetur, nee intra annum ab
adeptione dicti beneficii sodalitium suum tenetur relinquere ' ; so in the
case of Thomas Granger 1736.

John Stephens (s. Rev. George, of Christian Malford), b.
Shrivenham, Berks, sojourner 19 Mch i7f^ to 14 July 1732, M.
19 Mch i7f^ age 17, Sar. 1732, vac. 1762 ; B.A. 9 Ap. 1736, M.A,
9 July 1737, B.D. 12 Nov. 1748, D.D. 10 July 1761, Master of
Aylesbury sch., d. 1771.

Joseph Atwell (Fellow 1718), el. Rector 17 Feb. I73f, res.
3 Mch 1735.

William Score (s. George and Joan), bap. Barnstaple i Oct. 17 10,
battellar 2 Mch i72|- to 12 July 1733, M. 8 Mch 172!^, Petr. 1733,
res. 21 June 1737, having been pres. by the University to the R. of
Whitstone, Cornwall 25 May 1736, d. 1787; B.A. 13 Oct. 1731,
M.A. 19 June 1734; Coll. Corn. 882.

Richard Bryan (s. Richard), b. Southmolton, Devon, battellar
I Mch 172! to 17 July 1733, M. 3 Mch 172I age 16, Petr. 1733, res.
3 Nov. 1 748 on marriage ; B.A. 1 1 Oct. 1 732, M.A. 6 June 1735, B.D.
7 July 1746; el. C. of Merton, Oxon 9 Oct. 1736 for the next year;
held a cure in Glouc. 1739, and then the V. of E. Worlington, Devon,
d. 1780.

John Tapson (s. Robert, of Ilsington), b. Ingsdon, Ashburton, M.
30 Mch 1731 age 17, Dev. 1733; B.A. 14 Mch 173?, M.A. 10 June
1737, M.B. 28 Nov. 1 74 1, d. Devon 27 Jan. 174^.

John Coryton (s. John, pleb.), b. E. Antony, battellar 28 Feb.
^lU to 13 July 1733. M. 12 Mch i7|§ age 18, Corn. 1733; B.A.
25 Oct. 1738, M.A. by decree (he being Chaplain in the navy) 4 July



I40 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1733

1746 (but see Reg. 4 July 1746), d. 24 July 1746, news sent by
Mr. Hodge, R. of S. John in Cornwall.

John Andrew (s. John, of S. Erme), M. Queen's 31 May 1727
age 17; Corn. 1733, vac. by m. Exeter Cathedral 14 May 1744
Isabella 5 d. of Sir W. Courtenay of Powderham; B.A. 2 Nov. 1731,
M.A. 17 June 1734, M.B. 9 Feb. 17!^, M.D. 11 Feb. 174!; on
26 Ap. 1735 had leave from Lord Petre to travel, and went abroad
6 June 1735, returning Ap. 1738, he was at Leyden 10 Sep. 1737;
physician in Exeter, bur. S. David's Exeter 15 Mch 1772 ; Bibl. Corn.
655, 1029, Polwhele v. 67, 128-29; N. and Gleanings iii. 48, 64,
W. Antiq. iv. 252.

Thomas Broughton (s. Thomas), b. Carfax, Oxford, M. Univ.
Coll. 13 Dec. 1 73 1 age 19 ; Petr. 1733, res. July 1741, m. Miss Capel
1742, by whom he had 15 children; his d. Anne m. 29 May 1793
the Rev. William Agutter (Nat. Biog.); B.A. 22 Mch 173!, wrote
when C. at the Tower of London 1737 a sermon on The Christian
Soldier; R. of Wotton, Surrey 1752; see the interesting life of him
in Tyerman's The Oxford Methodists p. 334-60; d. 21 Dec. 1777;
N. and Q. 6. iii. 288, Nat. Biog.

George William Harris (3 s. James, of the Close, Salisbury, by
Elizabeth 3 sister of Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury, author of the
Characteristics; she d. 1743 age 62, Cassan's Bishops of Salisbury
ii. 109, no, 121), M. Wadham 22 Mch i73x age 17; Sar. 1733,
res. 25 Ap. 1741 for a living in Cornwall; B.A. 4 Mch 173^, M.A.
10 June 1737, preb. of Sarum, R. of Egglescliffe, Durham, d. 23 Aug.
1777; Hutchins iii. 595.

Thomas le Marchant (s. Elisha, of the Castle, Guernsey), M. Pemb.
30 Mch 1731 age 15; Guer. 1733, B.A. 4 Mch i73y, M.A. 10 June
1737, appointed i July 1738 to help the Dean in teaching Logic
and hearing Repetitions and Disputations; chaplain to garrison of
Guernsey July 1739 in place of Bonamy deceased, Gent. Mag. ix.
217; d. 5 Dec. 1739.

John Boughton (s. Nathaniel, of Charles Church, Plymouth), b.
Plymouth, battellar 16 June 1729 to 10 July 1734, M. 8 June 1729
age 14, Petr. 1734; B.A. 2 May 1733, d. 10 Feb. 173^, bur. in the
Chapel; Gutch iii. 120.

John Elworthy (s. William), b. S. Stephen's, Exeter, M. 23 Feb.
i7|§ age 16, Petr. 1735, res. 2 Aug. 1746 for V. of Southmolton ;
B.A. 13 Oct, 1733, M.A. 25 June 1736, el. C. of Merton, Oxon
3 Oct. 1737 for a year, but res. 15 Nov.; V. of Colebrooke, Devon,



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and of S. Issey, Cornwall 25 Feb. 1769, d. 8 Mch 1794 ; wrote The
Injluetice of the Spirit 1753.

Thomas Granger (s. Edmund, Fellow 1698), b. Cruwys Morchard,
battellar 26 Feb. i73?r to 14 July 1735, M. 5 Ap. 1731 age 19, B.A.
12 Oct. 1734, Chaplain 31 Jan. I73f, res. 21 June 1737, having
taken the V. of Widdecombe in the Moor 24 Ap. 1736, P.C. of
Teignmouth, ?d. 1780.

James Edgcombe (Fellow 1727), el. and adm. Rector 11 Ap.
1737; d. 16 May 1750.

Edmund Granger (brother of Thomas), b. Cruwys Morchard,
battellar 26 Feb. 173^ to 7 July 1737, M. 5 Ap. 1731 age 18, Petr.
1737, res. June 1751 having become R. of Sowton in Devon 16 Feb.
i75f ; B.A. 12 Oct. 1734, INI. A. 10 June 1737, B.D. 13 July 1747;
C. of Merton, Oxon 1737; Preb. of Exeter 1771, d. 25 Aug. 1777
age 64 ; his widow Anne d. Exeter 4 Sep. 181 2 age 82 ; Eccl. Ant.
ii. 46, iii. 9.

James Fortescue (is. George, of Ford in Milton Abbot, Devon,
by Mary d. of John Barrett of S. Tudy, Cornwall, Fortescue Family
ii. 76, 77, Visit. Devon 360), b. Ford, bap. 21 July 1716, battellar
15 Feb. 1732 to 13 July 1737, G.C. i July 1765 to 24 Jan. 1766, and
23 Ap. to 8 July 1768, M. 9 Feb. 173I-, Petr. 1737, vac. 1765; B.A.
14 Oct. 1736, M.A. 22 June 1739, B.D, 11 Ap. 1749, D.D. 20 Jan.
175^, Proctor 174I; el. C. of Merton, Oxon 29 Sep. 1738, 5 Oct.
1743, 27 Dec. 1746; pres. to R. of Wootton, Northants 29 June
1764 (the last day of the two calendar months within which the
presentation was to be made, see legal opinion in Reg.), d. (? July)
1777 ; wrote Essays Moral and Miscellaneous, Poems, 2 vol. 1759
(part i. 1754, ii. 1752); View of Life 1749, Science, an Epistle 1750,
Sacred Harmony 1753; took Le Marchant's duty as Sub-dean in
1739 {see Reg.)

James Ibbetson (s. Ebenezer, of S. Martin's, Ludgate, d. 1743),
b. Ludgate Hill, sojourner 28 Sep. 1734 to i July 1737, M. 22 Oct.
1734 age 16, Petr. 1737, res. 6 Sep. 1749 on instit. 6 Sep. 1748 to
Bushey in Herts (bought by the College, Ibbetson's family con-
tributing; on 10 Nov. 1740 the College paid for conveying the books
to Bushey which Mr. Nichols the Rector had left to the parish ; the
College bought 2 copyhold tenements at Bushey 1825) ; B.A. 14 July
1740, M.A. 23 Ap. 1741, B.D. 14 June 1748, D.D. 11 July 1752;
C. of Merton, Oxon i Oct. 1747 (when a question arose whether
Bray [see 1731] could vote for himself to be appointed); Archdeacon



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of S. Albans 13 Feb. 1754, preb. of Lincoln 1757, d. 10 Aug. 1781 ;
Clutterbuck's Hertfordshire i. 340-2. His sermon for the sons of the
Clergy 20 Ap. 1758 was printed in 40.

Samuel Gurney (s. John, V. of S. INIerryn, Cornwall, d. 13 Dec.
1764), M. 21 Mch 173I, named Chaplain 19 Oct. 1737, res. 16 Sep.
1741 ; held Mastership of Tregony sch. in Cornwall and a neighbouring
cure by means of repeated leave of absence, Fortescue doing the
Chaplain's work for him and receiving the Chaplain's commons, &c.;
R. of Warleggan 1746, and V. of Colan 1762; Coll. Corn. 305.

William Tonkin (s. Uriah), b. Penzance 1718, sojourner 13 Feb.
1735- to 10 July 1739, M. Feb. 1734 age 17, Com. 1739, vac. 1771
on pres. to R. of Broad Somerford, Wilts 2 Aug. 1771 ; B.A. 25 Oct.
1738, M.A. 30 June 1741, lie. to practise medicine 31 Mch 1748,
B.D. II Ap. 1749 ; el. C. of Merton, Oxon 1763 ; pres. to Wittenham
20 May 1765, res. 2 Aug. 1771 for Broad Somerford; d. Penzance
I Nov. 1798; Coll. Corn. 1012.

Daniel Dumaresq (s. Elias, Jurat of Jersey, by Elizabeth de
Carteret), b. S. Trinity in Jersey, M. Pemb. 16 Mch i7§^ age 17,
B.A. 19 Oct. 1733, M.A. 7 July 1736; Jer. 1740 (the Dean and
Jurats of Jersey sent the names of Dumaresq and of Philip le Hardy
B.A., both of Pembroke, for the College to choose between them),
res. 18 Sep. 1763 for R. of Yeovilton, Som. ; B.D. 24 Ap. 1745,
D.D. by diploma 28 Ap. 1752, being chaplain to the English Factory
at St. Petersburg since July 1747, after having been chaplain to
Sir C. H. Williams, our ambassador; el. C. of Merton, Oxon 27 Sep.
1744 for a year; preb. of Sarum in Ap. 1766, and Wells 24 Aug.
1770 (Hutchins ii. 107), R. of Limington 1790, d. Bath 28 Oct.
1805; Gent. Mag. Ixxv. pt. ii. 1802; Biog. Brit. z'. John Brown ii.
663. He superintended making the walk up Headington Hill.

John Weston (s. Rhodes, pleb., of Kingsbridge), b. Exeter,
battellar 24 June 1737 to 6 July 1741, M. 30 Aug. 1736 age 18,
Dev. 1741, res. at Exeter i May 1745; B.A. 7 June 1740, M.A.
9 July 1743; kept a school at S. Thomas', Exeter; a John Weston,
V. of Whitchurch, R. of S. Leonard's, Exeter 16 May 1755, d. 8 Oct.
1767 ; Eccl. Ant. i. 167.

Robert Wells (s. Rev. Nathaniel), b. Remenham near Henley,
battellar 17 Dec. 1736 to 6 July 1741, M. 17 Dec. 1736 age 17, Sar.
30 June 1741 (where see Reg.), res. at Newington 22 June 1745 on
his marriage ; B.A. 3 Mch 174 J; held a living in Glamorgan, Pcnmacn
and Ilslon in deanery of Gower, d. 28 Fel). 1804.



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Francis Upton (s. Rev. James, of Bishop's Hull, Som.), b. Taunton,
sojourner 18 Feb. 173I to 8 July i74i,M. 6 July 1737 age 19, Petr.
1741; B.A. 30 June 1741, M.A, 13 Ap. 1744, B.D. 9 Dec. 1755; el.
C. of Merton, Oxon 5 Oct. 1745, 25 Oct. 1748, 28 Sep. 1759; V. of
Wittenham 1771, and R. of Seavington with Dinnington about 1765
(in succession to his brother John), having leave to hold Wittenham
with them, d. 30 Mch 1778 age 58, bur. in the Coll. Chapel; Gutch
iii. 121; wrote Vernonis Laudes 1742.

James Andrew (s. James, pleb.), b. Probus, Cornwall, poor scholar
6 Ap. 1738 to 3 Dec. 1741, M. 23 IMch 173!^ age 20, named Chaplain
3 Oct. (certificate to Dean and Chapter 2 1 Nov.) 1741, had a year's
leave of absence, Dumaresq taking the Chaplain's duty, the leave was



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