History of Christ Church College
Around 1577 Robert Sidney 1st Earl of Leicester 1563-1626 (13) educated at Christ Church College.
John Evelyn's Diary 1654 August. 31 Aug 1654. Through part of Huntingdonshire, we passed that town, fair and ancient, a river running by it. The country about it so abounds in wheat that, when any King of England passes through it, they have a custom to meet him with a hundred plows.
This evening, to Cambridge; and went first to St. John's College, well built of brick, and library, which I think is the fairest of that University. One Mr. Benlowes has given it all the ornaments of pietra commessa, whereof a table and one piece of perspective is very fine; other trifles there also be of no great value, besides a vast old song-book, or Service, and some fair manuscripts. There hangs in the library the picture of John Williams, Archbishop of York, sometime Lord Keeper, my kinsman, and their great benefactor.
Trinity College is said by some to be the fairest quadrangle of any university in Europe; but in truth is far inferior to that of Christ Church, in Oxford; the hall is ample and of stone, the fountain in the quadrangle is graceful, the chapel and library fair. There they showed us the prophetic manuscript of the famous Grebner, but the passage and emblem which they would apply to our late King, is manifestly relating to the Swedish; in truth, it seems to be a mere fantastic rhapsody, however the title may bespeak strange revelations. There is an office in manuscript with fine miniatures, and some other antiquities, given by the Countess of Richmond, mother of Henry VIII, and the before-mentioned Archbishop Williams, when Bishop of Lincoln. The library is pretty well stored. The Greek Professor had me into another large quadrangle cloistered and well built, and gave us a handsome collation in his own chamber.
Thence to Caius, and afterward to King's College, where I found the chapel altogether answered expectation, especially the roof, all of stone, which for the flatness of its laying and carving may, I conceive, vie with any in Christendom. The contignation of the roof (which I went upon), weight, and artificial joining of the stones is admirable. The lights are also very fair. In one aisle lies the famous Dr. Collins, so celebrated for his fluency in the Latin tongue. From this roof we could descry Ely, and the encampment of Sturbridge fair now beginning to set up their tents and booths; also Royston, Newmarket, etc., houses belonging to the King. The library is too narrow.
Clare-Hall is of a new and noble design, but not finished.
Peter-House, formerly under the government of my worthy friend, Dr. Joseph Cosin (59) [Note. Joseph appears to be a mistake for John?], Dean of Peterborough; a pretty neat college, having a delicate chapel. Next to Sidney, a fine college.
On 21 Apr 1657 Thomas Thynne 1st Viscount Weymouth 1640-1714 (17) entered at Christ Church College.
In 1669 Thomas Otway 1652-1685 (16) entered Christ Church College where he first learned to love books througth his aquaintence with Anthony Carey 5th Viscount Falkland 1656-1694 (12).
On 21 May 1672 Thomas Newport 1st Baron Torrington 1655-1719 (17) was educated at Christ Church College.
John Evelyn's Diary 1672 October. 24 Oct 1672. Met in Council, the Earl of Shaftesbury (51), now our president, swearing our secretary and his clerks, which was Mr. Locke, an excellent learned gentleman, and student of Christ Church, Mr. Lloyd, and Mr. Frowde. We dispatched a letter to Sir Thomas Linch, Governor of Jamaica, giving him notice of a design of the Dutch on that island.
On 11 Apr 1674 Charles Mordaunt 3rd Earl Peterborough, 1st Earl Monmouth 1658-1735 (16) was educated at Christ Church College.
Around 1677 Hugh Cholmondeley 1st Earl Cholmondeley 1662-1725 (15) educated at Christ Church College.
John Evelyn's Diary 1682 May. 25 May 1682. I was desired by Sir Stephen Fox (55) and Sir Christopher Wren (58) to accompany them to Lambeth, with the plot and design of the college to be built at Chelsea, to have the Archbishop's approbation. It was a quadrangle of 200 feet square, after the dimensions of the larger quadrangle at Christ church, Oxford, for the accommodation of 440 persons, with Governor of and officers. This was agreed on.
The Duke (48) and James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (48) and Duchess of York (23) were just now come to London, after his escape and shipwreck, as he went by sea for Scotland. See Sinking of HMS Gloucester.
On 02 Mar 1686 Arthur Kaye 3rd Baronet Kaye 1670-1726 (16) was educated at Christ Church College.
Around 1687 William Flower 1st Baron Castle Durrow 1685-1746 (1) educated at Christ Church College.
In 1690 James Annesley 3rd Earl Anglesey 1674-1702 (15) was educated at Christ Church College.
In 1705 Henry Herbert 6th Earl Montgomery, 9th Earl Pembroke 1693-1749 (11) educated at Christ Church College.
In 1711 John Campbell 3rd Earl Breadalbaine and Holland 1696-1782 (14) was educated at Christ Church College.
On 20 Oct 1711 Jacob Bouverie 1st Viscount Folkestone 1694-1761 (17) was educated at Christ Church College.
On 02 May 1718 James Hamilton 5th Duke Hamilton, 2nd Duke Brandon 1703-1743 (15) was educated at Christ Church College.
Around 1719 Stephen Fox-Strangeways 1st Earl Ilchester 1704-1776 (14) educated at Christ Church College.
On 06 Jun 1719 James Hamilton 5th Duke Hamilton, 2nd Duke Brandon 1703-1743 (16) was appointed Doctor of Civil Law at Christ Church College.
On 26 Jun 1747 Frederick Keppel Bishop of Exeter 1728-1777 (19) was educated at Christ Church College.
In 1752 Frederick Keppel Bishop of Exeter 1728-1777 (23) graduated Bachelor of Arts at Christ Church College.
In 1754 Frederick Keppel Bishop of Exeter 1728-1777 (25) graduated Master of Arts: Oxford University at Christ Church College.
On 19 Oct 1762 Frederick Keppel Bishop of Exeter 1728-1777 (34) graduated Doctor of Divinty at Christ Church College.
In 1763 Reginald Courtenay Bishop of Bristol, Bishop of Exeter 1741-1803 (21) graduated Bachelor of Arts at Christ Church College.
On 24 Sep 1764 George Greville 2nd Earl Warwick, 2nd Earl Brooke Warwick Castle 1746-1816 (18) was educated at Christ Church College.
In 1766 Reginald Courtenay Bishop of Bristol, Bishop of Exeter 1741-1803 (24) graduated Master of Arts: Oxford University at Christ Church College.
In 1774 Reginald Courtenay Bishop of Bristol, Bishop of Exeter 1741-1803 (32) graduated Doctor of Divinty at Christ Church College.
On 18 May 1776 Charles Henry Mordaunt 5th Earl Peterborough, 3rd Earl Monmouth 1758-1814 (18) was educated at Christ Church College.
On 01 Feb 1783 George Talbot-Rice 3rd Baron Dynevor 1765-1852 (17) was educated at Christ Church College.
On 30 May 1786 George Talbot-Rice 3rd Baron Dynevor 1765-1852 (20) was awarded as Master of Arts: Oxford University at Christ Church College.
On Apr 1789 Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Earl Granville 1773-1846 (15) was educated at Christ Church College.
On 30 Oct 1812 George Rice-Trevor 4th Baron Dynevor 1795-1869 (17) was educated at Christ Church College.
Around 1815 Edward Smith-Stanley 14th Earl Derby 1799-1869 (15) educated at Christ Church College.
Around 1816 Richard White 2nd Earl Bantry 1800-1868 (15) educated at Christ Church College.
Around 1816 Henry John George Herbert 3rd Earl Carnarvon 1800-1849 (15) educated at Christ Church College.
Around 1818 Edward Adolphus Seymour 12th Duke Somerset 1804-1885 (13) educated at Christ Church College.
In 1824 Spencer Bulkeley Wynn 3rd Baron Newborough 1803-1888 (20) graduated Master of Arts: Oxford University at Christ Church College.
Around 1850 Francis Edmund Cecil Byng 5th Earl Strafford 1835-1918 (14) educated where he studied law and modern history at Christ Church College.
Times Newspaper Deaths. 13 Feb 1867. DEATH OF LORD FEVERSHAM. We regret to announce the death, after a short illness, of Lord Feversham, which occurred on Monday night at his residence in Great Cumberland Street. The late William Duncombe Baron Feversham, of Dancombe Park, County York, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, was son of Charles first Lord by his marriage with Lady Charlotte Legge, only daughter of William, second Earl of Dartmouth. He was born on the 14th of January, 1798, so that he was in his 69th year. The deceased nobleman was educted at Eton, and afterwards proceeded to Christ Church, Oxford. He married l8th of December, 1823, Lady Louisa Stewart (63), third daugtter of George, eighth Earl of Galloway, by whom,who survives his Lordship, he leaves issue the Hon. Wiliam E. Duncombe (38), M.P., and Captain the Hon. Cecil Duncombe, of the 1st Life Guards, and three daughters, the Hon Jane, married l1th of April, 1849, to the Hon. Laurence Parsons; the Hon. Gertrude (39), married 27th of November 1&19, to Mr. Francis Horatio Fitzroy (43); and the Hon. Helen, married 18th of July, 1855, to Mr. William Becket Denison. Previously to his accession to tbe peerage on the death of his father in July, 1841, he repreeented Yorkshire in the House of Cormmons from 1826 to 1830. At the general election in 1831 he was unsuceessful candidatu for the coenty, but was returned for the North Riding in the following year, which he continued to represent till 18S1. He voted against the Reforzn Bill of 1832, and was uniformly in favour of agricultural protection. He took great interest in agricultural pursuit, And was a distinguished member of the Royal Agricultural Society, of which he was one of the trustees The deceased noblemna is succeded by his eldest son, the Hon. Wiliam Ernest Duncombe (38), above me6tioned, who was born January 28 1829, and married, August 7, 1851, Mabel Violet, second daughter of the late Right Hon. Sir James Graham, of Netherby. He was M.P. for East Retford from February, 1852, to 1857 and elected for the North Riding of Yorkshire inI 1859, anA was also returned at the last general election After a sharp contest, being second on the poll. He is Captain of the Yorkshire Yeomianry (Hussars) Cavalry, and Lientenent Colonel of the 2d North Riding like his deceased father, he is a supporter of Lord Derby, but in favour of such a measure of Parliamentary Reforms would give no undue preponderance to any one class, but would ensure to a fair distribution of political privileges.