Preston’s Cambridge Alumni: C-D

Preston’s Cambridge alumni
A-B / C-D / E-G / H-J / K-M / N-P / R / S / T-V / W-Y

The information is taken from ACAD – A Cambridge Alumni Database. For more information see Introduction
A glossary of the sometimes arcane Cambridge terminology here:

Calvert or Jackson, Thomas
Adm. sizar at St John’s, Sept. 29, 1792, as Jackson. Of Lancs. S. of –. B. c. 1775, at Newsham, near Preston, Lancs. School, Kirkham Grammar (or Clitheroe). Matric. Michs. 1793; Scholar, 1796; B.A. (4th Wrangler) 1797; M.A. 1800; B.D. 1807; D.D. 1823, as Calvert. Fellow, 1798-1823. Senior Bursar, 1810-13. Elected Fellow of Christ’s, May 20, 1815, but not admitted (see Peile, II. 337). Ord. deacon (Lincoln) June 3, 1798; priest (London) Dec. 21, 1800. Norrisian Professor of Divinity, 1815-24. Lady Margaret Preacher, 1819-24. Whitehall Preacher, 1819. V. of Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorks., 1822-40. Warden of the Collegiate Church of Manchester, 1823-40. Assumed the surname of Calvert in lieu of Jackson, by Royal Licence, Apr. 30, 1817. Purchased the estate of Woodplumpton in the parish of St Michael-on-Wyre-in-the-Field. Usually resided at Ardwick, near Manchester. Married Juliana, dau. of Sir Charles Watson, of Wratting Park, Cambs., Sept. 24, 1824. Author, Sermons. Died June 4, 1840, aged 64. Buried in the choir of Manchester Collegiate Church. Father of Charles T. (1844). (St John’s Coll. Adm., IV; D.N.B.)

Calvert, Herbert
Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 29, 1895. 6th s. of Henry, of Ashton Park, Preston, Lancs. B. Aug. 1, 1876, at Manchester. School, Charterhouse. Matric. Michs. 1895; B.A. 1898. Cotton-spinner and manufacturer. Of Prior’s Oak, Penwortham, in 1938. Served in the Great War (Lieut., Loyal North Lancs. Regt. (T.F. Reserve)). Brother of Richard (1893). (Univ. Parl. Reg., 1938.) [ d. 1953:04:15 (J.D. Pickles: Trin. A.R.) Still at Prior’s Oak, in the C.U. Register of Addresses 1950 (J.D. Pickles)]

Calvert, Richard
Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 13, 1893. S. of Henry, of Ashton Park, Preston, Lancs. B. Sept. 7, 1874, at Manchester. School, Charterhouse. Matric. Michs. 1893; B.A. 1896. Solicitor. Of Banwell Castle, Somerset, in 1938. Brother of Herbert (1895). (Univ. Parl. Reg., 1938.) [ d. 1962:02:20 (J.D. Pickles: Trin. A.R. 1962) Still at Banwell Castle, [Somerset], in the C.U. Register of Addresses 1950 (J.D. Pickles.)]

Carter, Peter
B.A. from St John’s, 1553-4; M.A. 1557. Of Lancashire. Fellow, 1555. Master of the Grammar School at Preston. Author, Notes on Seton’s Dialectics, 1563. Died 1590, aged 60. Buried at Preston, Sept. 8. (Cooper, I. 382; D.N.B.) [Appointed minister of Bolton, 1572 but declined; minister of Wigan, 1579]

Carus-Wilson or Wilson, Roger Carus
Adm. pens. at Trinity, July 7, 1810. [S. of William (1782). B. 1792.] Matric. 1811; B.A. 1815; M.A. 1818. V. of Preston, Lancs., 1817-39. Married Frances, dau. of Major Parr, 1824. Died 1839. Brother of Edward C. (1813), etc. (Victoria Co. Hist., Lancs., VII. 86; C. R. Hudleston.) [He died six weeks after his wife (P.J. Barnwell: C. Chron. of 1860:01:07)]

Chapman, David Macklin Braby
Adm. pens. at Corpus Christi, Oct. 2, 1875. B. Sept. 12, 1855, at St Paul’s parsonage, Ruperts Land, Red River, N.W. America. Matric. Michs. 1875; B.A. 1879; M.A. 1882. Ord. deacon, 1880; priest (Sarum) 1881; C. of Poole, Dorset, 1880-2. R. of Wambrook, 1882-8. V. of St Mark’s, Preston, Lancs., 1888-1901. V. of Tonbridge, 1901-31. Living at Hailsham, where his son Macklin Charles was rector (1930-9-) in 1934. Not in Crockford, 1935.

Charles, Arthur William
Adm. at Trinity HALL, Oct. 20, 1888; Exhibitioner. S. of Andrew, Esq., of Brackenfield, Carpenter Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. School, King Edward’s, Birmingham. Matric. Michs. 1888; Scholar, 1889; B.A. (8th Wrangler) 1891; M.A 1895. Fellow, 1895-1901. Athletics ‘blue,’ 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892. Ord. deacon, 1895; priest (Manchester) 1896; C. of St Paul’s, Preston, 1895-8. C. of Alvechurch, 1898-9. Afterwards of Rednal, near Birmingham. In Crockford, without cure, till 1906.

Charnley, William
Adm. sizar (age 21) at St John’s, May 22, 1718, from Trinity, Dublin, where he had been adm. May 16, 1716. S. of Henry, grocer, of Lancashire. B. at Balderstone, near Preston. School, Threshfield, Yorks. Matric. 1717; B.A. 1718-9. Ord. deacon (London) May 24, 1719; priest (York) June 4, 1721. P.C. of Tarleton, Lancs., 1720-2. V. of Broughton, 1721-7. V. of Selby and Brayton, Yorks., 1728-48. Died Apr. 9, 1748. But see Al. Oxon. for a contemporary.

Chorley, Josiah
Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 26, 1669. One of these names, 2nd s. of Henry, of Preston, Lancs., was a nonconformist minister at Norwich, from 1692. He is called M.A., but there is no graduate of that name. Author of a Metrical Index to the Bible. (F.M.G., I. 171; D.N.B.) [Probably his MA was a Scotch degree]

Clark, Thomas
Adm. pens. at Queens’, Dec. 13, 1821. Of Staffs. S. of Thomas, timber-merchant, of Burton-on-Trent. School, Oakham. Matric. Michs. 1822; B.A. 1826; M.A. 1829. Ord. deacon, 1827; priest (Lincoln) 1828; C. of Guilden Morden and Steeple Morden, Cambs., 1827. C. of Preston, Lancs., c. 1827-34. V. of Christ Church, Preston, 1836-64. R. of Poulton-le-Fylde, 1864-9. Married Louisa Gregson, of Liverpool. Author, theological. Died Mar. 27, 1869, aged 64. M.I. at Poulton. (Poulton-le-Fylde; Chetham Soc. VIII, N.S.)

Clarke, Charles Maurice
Adm. pens. at Trinity, Oct. 8, 1883. S. of Benjamin Strettell, clerk, of 59, Hoghton Street, Southport, Lancs. B. there Jan. 8, 1865. School, Giggleswick. Matric. Michs. 1883; B.A. 1886; M.A. 1890. Ord. deacon, 1888; priest (Liverpool) 1889; C. of Christ Church, Southport, 1888-93. C. of St Helens, 1893-4. V. of Christ Church, Preston, 1894-1913. Member of the Education Authority, Preston, 1910-13. Commissary of Kwangsi, 1911-23. R. of St James’s, Moss Side, Manchester, 1913-31. Rural Dean of Hulme, 1921-31. Joint editor of the Liverpool Diocesan Calendar. Hon. Canon of Manchester, 1928-. Proctor in Convocation, Manchester, 1924-9. R. of Blackley, 1931-7. Brother of Benjamin S. (1877), etc. (Giggleswick Sch. Reg.; Crockford, 1939.)

Clarkson, Elisha
Adm. sizar (age 15) at St John’s, Apr. 2, 1661. S. of John, draper, of Preston, Lancs. B. there. School, Preston. Matric. 1661; B.A. 1664-5. V. of Padiham, Lancs., 1669-76. V. of Altham, 1671-6. [Curate of Padiham 1688-76; curate of Altham 1671; admon. (Chester)]

Clay, John
Adm. sizar at Emmanuel, Nov. 5, 1825; a ‘Ten-year man.’ 5th s. of Thomas, ship and anchor merchant, of Liverpool and Mary, dau. of Ralph Lowe, tanner, of Liverpool. B. there May 10, 1796. Matric. Easter, 1834; B.D. 1836. Previously in a merchant’s office. Had mechanical genius and invented a chair for invalids suffering from spinal complaints and an improved bow and arrow which long bore his name. Ord. deacon (Chester) Aug. 11, 1821; priest, Sept. 22, 1822; Chaplain of Preston gaol, 1823-58; laboured devotedly for the reclamation and reformation of prisoners. Issued Annual Reports which were reprinted in a parliamentary blue book. Married Henrietta, dau. of Mr Fielding, of Myerscough, Mar. 11, 1828. Author, Sermons. See Memoir, A Prison Chaplain, by his son, the Rev. Walter Lowe Clay (1851). Died Nov. 21, 1858, at Leamington. (Jewitt, Reliquary, x. 145-6; D.N.B.)

Clay, Walter Lowe
Adm. pens. at Emmanuel, Apr. 14, 1851. Of Lancs. S. of John [Clay, Preston prison chaplain], clerk. Matric. Michs. 1851; Scholar, 1853; B.A. 1855; M.A. 1858; adm. at Oxford, Com. causa, 1861. Ord. deacon, 1855; priest (Peterb.) 1856; C. of Blisworth, Northants., 1856. Held other curacies, 1856-67. P.C. of Rainhill, Lancs., 1867-73; retired. Lived latterly at Scarborough Lawn, Cheltenham; there in 1876, but not in Crockford, 1877. Editor of Essays on Church Policy. Author, The Prison Chaplain, A memoir of the Rev. John Clay, B.D. (his father); Our Convict Systems, etc.

Clayton, Edward Farington
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Apr. 26, 1849. S. of William, banker, of Church Street, Preston, Lancs. B. at Preston. Bapt. Sept. 11, 1830. School, Sedbergh. Matric. Michs. 1849; B.A. 1853; M.A. 1858. Ord. deacon, 1854; priest (Gloucester and Bristol) 1855; C. of Stapleton, Gloucs., 1854-6. Held other curacies, 1856-66. Surrogate, dio. Hereford, 1867-1907. R. of Ludlow, Salop, 1867-1907. Rural Dean, 1873-1907. Preb. of Hereford, 1880-1907. Died Nov 24, 1907, aged 77, at Ludlow. (Crockford; The Times, Nov. 26, 1907; Scott, MSS.) [Born 1830:09:05 Married a Clive of the titled Windsor family (P.J. Barnwell: M. Tablet in Ludlow Church,,, which spells his second name) ‘ffaringdon’]

Clayton, Richard
Matric. pens. from St John’s, Michs. 1572. S. of John, of Crooke, Lancs. Migrated to Oxford. B.A. there, 1575-6. Returned to Cambridge, as fellow of St John’s, 1577. M.A. 1579; B.D. 1586; D.D. 1592. Ord. deacon and priest (Peterb.) May 20, 1585. Master of Magdalene, 1593-5. Master of St John’s, 1595-1612. Vice-Chancellor, 1605-6. R. of Wicken Bonant, Essex, 1587; of Moulton, Suffolk, 1591; and of Doddington, Cambs., 1594. Preb. and Archdeacon of Lincoln, 1595. Preb. of Peterborough, 1596. R. of Fiskerton, Lincs., 1600. Dean of Peterborough, 1607-12. R. of Snailwell, Cambs., 1611-2. Died 1612. Buried in St John’s Chapel. (D.N.B.; Al. Oxon.) [Eldest son of John Clayton of Crooke Hall, parish of Leyland, gent.; succeeded his father 12 January 1585/6; died at Cambridge 2 May 1612 his heir being John Clayton son of his brother Ralph Clayton deceased; [Admon. and Acc. (VCC) 1612; I.P.M. at Preston, 1612:08:07; (P.J. Wallis: LCR III, 23, 213)]

Cockshutt, Thomas
Adm. sizar (age 19) at Pembroke, Apr. 5, 1690. S. of John, gent. B. at Preston, Lancs. Matric. 1691; B.A. 1693-4. Ord. priest (London) Dec. 7, 1696. V. of Woodplumpton, Lancs., 1695-1700.

Cole, William
Matric. sizar from Corpus Christi, Michs. 1637. Of Northamptonshire. B.A. 1640-1. R. of Kirkby Lonsdale, 1645. P.C. of St John’s, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1653-9. R. [should read Vicar] of Preston, 1658-62. Perhaps V. of Dedham, Essex, 1663-5.

Cooper, George
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Sept. 30, 1869. S. of John. B. 1851, at Penwortham, Preston, Lancs. Matric. Michs. 1869; B.A. 1873; M.A. 1876. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Nov. 9, 1872, age 21, as ‘s. and h. of John, Esq., J.P., of the Oaks, Preston, Lancs.’ Called to the Bar, 1876. On the Northern Circuit. Of 6, Winckley Street, Preston. Died Dec. 7, 1891, aged 40, at Freshfield, near Liverpool. (Foster, Men at the Bar; Scott, MSS.)

Copeman, Philip Walker
Adm. pens. at Queens’, July 9, 1835. Of Cambs. Matric. Michs. 1835; B.A. 1839; M.A. 1844. C. of St James’s, Preston, Lancs., 1841-2. C. of Welborne, Norfolk, 1844. Chaplain at Uitenhage, South Africa, in 1848. Colonial Chaplain at Christchurch, Alexandria, Cape Colony, 1856-89; retired, 1889. Of Alexandria, Cape Colony, in 1898. Disappears from Crockford, 1899. [Married, at Cape Town, South Africa,, Engela Maria, dau. of the late J.W. Vander Riet, Civil Commissioner at Uitenhage [South Africa], (P.J. Barnwell: C. Chron. of 1849:10:20)]

Copland, Laurence
Adm. sizar (age 18) at St John’s, June 17, 1647. S. of John, of Preston, Lancs. B. there. School, Sedbergh. Matric. 1647; B.A. 1650-1.

Cox, George Lissant
Adm. pens. at Christ’s, Oct. 1, 1897. S. of George Henry. B. Sept. 4, 1879, at Birkenhead. School, Birkenhead. Matric. Michs. 1898; B.A. 1901; M.A. and B.C. 1906; M.B. 1908; M.D. 1911. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., 1906. Resident Medical Officer, Royal Infirmary, Liverpool. Holt Fellow in Pathology at Liverpool University, 1912. Central Tuberculosis Officer, Lancs. County Council. Medical Adviser, Lancs. Insurance Committee. Chairman of the Joint Tuberculosis Council of England and Wales. Served in the Great War (Capt., R.A.M.C.). Author, medical. Of County Offices, Preston. (Peile, II. 819; Univ. Cal., 1935-6; Medical Directory, 1939.) [ d. 1967:09:27 WWW ]

Cox, Thomas
Adm. sizar at St John’s, June 5, 1841. S. of Samuel, jeweller, of Birmingham, Warws. Bapt. Mar. 27, 1823. School, King Edward’s, Birmingham (Mr J. P. Lee). Matric. Michs. 1841; Scholar, 1844; B.A. (Class. Trip., 1st Class) 1845; M.A. 1848. Ord. deacon, 1855; priest (Manchester) 1856. Assistant Master at Preston Grammar School, 1850-8. Principal of Avenham School, Preston, 1858-61. Master of Heath Grammar School, 1861-83. Afternoon Lecturer at Halifax Parish Church, 1871-87. Author, A popular history of the Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth at Heath, etc. Died Jan. 6, 1887, at Hipperholme Hall, Halifax. [Married 1876:05:23 Emma FINCH dau. of F.T. FINCH of Newnham Croft, Cambridge, [Cambridgeshire],, (1820?) and sister of Finch, Dr Frederick CHARLES, Rev. (1846) (P.J. Barnwell)

Cross, Richard Assheton
Adm. pens. (age 19) at Trinity, Feb. 21, 1842. [3rd] s. of William. [B. May 30, 1823, at Red Scar, Lancs.] School, Rugby. Matric. Michs. 1842; B.A. 1846; Hon. LL.D. 1878. President of the Union, 1845. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, Nov. 14, 1844; migrated to the Inner Temple, May 26, 1849. Called to the Bar, 1849. On the Northern Circuit. Bencher, 1876. M.P. for Preston, 1857-62; for South West Lancashire, 1868-85; for the Newton Division, 1885-6. P.C., 1874. Home Secretary, 1874-80 and again, 1885-6. Hon. D.C.L. (Oxford) 1877; Hon. D.C.L. (St Andrews) 1885. F.R.S., 1879. G.C.B., 1880 (considered a novel reward for a Politican and Minister, and led to the grantee’s nickname of ‘Grand Cross’). Secretary of State for India, 1886-92. Created Viscount Cross of Broughton-in-Furness, Co. Lancaster, Aug. 19, 1886. G.C.S.I., 1892. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1895. Treasurer of the Inner Temple, 1895. Privy Seal, 1895-1900. Author, legal. Died Jan. 8, 1914. Brother of William A. (1836); father of Charles F. (1879), John E. (1877) and Thomas R. (1872). (G.E.C., ed. Gibbs; D.N.B. Twentieth Century.) [Photograph: CAS: G.40]

Cross, William Assheton
Adm. pens. (age 17) at Trinity, Feb. 22, 1836. S. and h. of William. [B. May 19, 1818, at Red Scar, Lancs.] School, Rugby. Matric. Michs. 1836; B.A. 1841. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, Nov. 23, 1840. Of Red Scar, Preston, Lancs. J.P. and D.L. Married Katherine Matilda, dau. of Charles Winn, of Nostell Priory, Yorks., Aug. 19, 1846. Died Jan. 25, 1883. Brother of Richard A. (1842). (Burke, L.G.)

Croston, Richard
Adm. sizar (age 22) at Christ’s, Mar. 29, 1671. S. of Henry, of Lancs. School, Manchester. Matric. 1671; B.A. from Emmanuel, 1674-5. V. of Rufford, Lancs., 1676-84. Head Master of the Grammar School, Preston, 1680-9. Non-juror, 1689. Minister of Bindley Chapel. Buried Feb. 1714-5. (Peile, II. 34; Mumford, Manch. Gr. Sch.) [Doubtless the same as Richard Crofton of Emmanuel College [?] Buried at Croston, 1714/5:02:18 Will at Chester, For Bindley read Hindley.]

Daniel, Augustus Moore
Adm. pens. at Trinity, May 12, 1885. S. of Edward MacManus, M.D. (Dubl.), of Clifton, York. B. Dec. 6, 1866, at Preston, Lancs. School, Repton. Matric. Michs. 1885; B.A. (Nat. Sci. Trip., Pt I and Pt II, 1st Class) 1888; M.B., B.C., and M.A. 1893. Hon. Litt.D. 1931. Football (assoc.) ‘blue,’ 1888 and 1889; J.P. for the N. Riding, Yorks., and for Scarborough. Assistant Director of the British School of Rome, 1906-7; Trustee of the National Gallery, 1925-9; Director of the National Gallery, 1929-33; Hon. Associate, R.I.B.A., 1929. K.B.E., 1932. Rede Lecturer, 1940. Married and had issue. Of Hampstead Hill Gardens, N.W. (Who’s Who, 1940; Repton Sch. Reg.; Debrelt, 1940; Book of Blues.) [ d. 1950:11:07 WWW ]

Davis, James
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 11, 1881. S. of James, Post Office clerk. B. at Preston, Lancs. [Bapt. May 2, 1856.] Matric. Michs. 1881; B.A. 1884; M.A. 1897. Head Master of the College, Cleobury Mortimer, Shrops., in 1896. Not in Schoolmasters’ Directory, 1932. Brother of William H. (1884). (Scott, MSS.)

Davis, William Henry
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 13, 1884. S. of James, Post Office clerk. B. at West View, Preston, Lancs. Matric. Michs. 1884; B.A. 1887; M.A. 1902. Ord. deacon (Durham) 1887; priest (Bp Sandford, for Durham) 1889; C. of Crook, Durham, 1887-9. C. of Abingdon, Berks., 1889-92. C. of Wellingborough, 1892-4. V. of Avebury, Wilts., 1894-1901. V. of Holy Trinity, Bedford, 1901-21. R. of East Downe, Devon, 1921-4. V. of Lower Brixham, 1924-31. Perm. to off., dio. Exeter, 1931-3. Died Nov. 10, 1935, aged 76, at the Homes of St Barnabas, Dormans, Surrey. Brother of James (1881). (Eagle.)

Dawson, Hugh Leyland
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Apr. 27, 1877. S. of Hugh, cotton manufacturer. B. at Preston, Lancs. [Bapt. Oct. 14, 1859.] Matric. Michs. 1878; B.A. 1882; M.A. 1886. Ord. deacon (Rochester) 1883; priest (York) 1886; C. of Richmond, Surrey, 1883-5. Held various curacies, 1886-94. P.C. of Clandown, Somerset, 1895-1927. Lived latterly at Bath. Died there Jan. 28, 1931, aged 71. Brother of William O. (1865). (Crockford; The Times, Jan. 31, 1931.)

Dawson, William Oxendale
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 16, 1865. S. of Hugh, manufacturer. B. at Preston, Lancs. [Bapt. Oct. 8, 1841.] Matric. Michs. 1865. Migrated to Peterhouse, June 22, 1866. Kept three terms. Brother of Hugh L. (1877). (T. A. Walker, 526.)

Day, Mabel Katharine
Matric Girton College 1896 b. Ludlow, Shropshire, 1875:12:05 dau. of Rev. Henry George Day Fellow of St John’s College dau. of Annie Metcalfe Educ. Brighton High School, Girton College 1896-99 Cambridge Senior Local Scholar. Math.Trip., Pt I, Cl.III 1899 BA Lond. 1899 MA Lond. 1902 DLit Lond. 1925 Assistant Mistress: Monmouth High, Assistant Mistress: Preston High School, Assistant Mistress: Barnsley High School, Assistant Mistress: Tiffin Girls’ School 1900-07 Lecturer in Math.: Islington Day Training College 1907-09 Lecturer in Eng.: King’s College London 1912-36 Sec. and Assistant Director: E.E.T.S. since1921 Member of Council: of Philol. Society 1917-38 Member of Board of Eng. Stud.: University of London [London,] 1924-36 Sec.: of L.C.C. School Care Committee 1942-45 Publ.: ed. of The Wheatley MS. (E.E.T.S., O.S., 155) 1921 Publ.: (with late Professor Kölbing) The siege of Jerusalem (E.E.T.S., O.S., 188) 1932 Kölbing, Professor Publ.: (with Dr R. Steele) Mum and the Sothsegger (E.E.T.S., O.S., 199) 1936 Dr R. STEELE Publ.: introd. to the late Sir L. Gollancz’s ed. of Sir Gawain and the green knight (E.E.T.S., O.S., 210) 1941 Publ.: introd. to the late Sir L. Gollancz’s ed. of Death and liffe (Select Early Eng. Poems, V) 1930 Sir L. GOLLANCZ Publ.: (with Dr R. Steele) The English poems of Charles of Orleans, vol. II (E.E.T.S., O.S., 220) 1947 Publ.: ‘The revisions of Piers Plowman’ (Mod. Lang. Rev..) 1928 Publ.: ‘Strophic division in M.E. alliterative verse’ (Englische Stud.) 1931 Publ.: reviews in Rev. Eng. Stud. Address Elgin Court, Elgin Avenue, [London],, W.9

Dean, Edward
Adm. sizar at St John’s, Apr. 30, 1836. S. of Thomas, woollen-draper, of Preston, Lancs. B. there Oct. 10, 1816. Schools, Preston (Mr G. N. Smith) and Manchester. Matric. Michs. 1836; Scholar, 1839; B.A. 1840. Ord. deacon, 1840; priest (Chester) 1842; C. of Blackley, Lancs., 1840-2. C. of Roade, Northants., 1843-7. C. of Pottesbury, 1847-9. V. of Barlby, Yorks., 1849-94. Lived latterly at Southport. Died there Dec. 19, 1898, aged 82. (Manchester Sch. Reg.; Scott, MSS.; Crockford.)

Denham, Edward
Adm. at King’s, a scholar from Eton, 1689. B. in London. Matric. 1690; B.A. 1693/4; M.A. 1697. Fellow, 1693. Master of Preston School, Lancashire, 1698-1704. Afterwards of Macclesfield School, 1704. Died in Chester Castle, prisoner on a charge of murder; buried 22 Apr., 1717. (Harwood; Earwaker, E. Cheshire, II. 522.) [Admon. as of Macclesfield, schoolmaster (Chester,) 1717 (E. Axon.)]

Dickson, Francis John
Adm. pens. at Trinity, Oct. 13, 1866. S. of Joseph Briggs [solicitor, of West Cliff, Preston, Lancs.]. B. there Nov. 15, 1847. School, Cheltenham. Matric. Michs. 1866; B.A. 1870; M.A. 1873. Ord. deacon (Manchester) 1871; priest, 1872. Tutor at St Columba College, Dublin, 1871-2. C. of Christchurch, Preston, Lancs., 1872-6. R. of Bispham, 1876-85. V. of Ribchester with Stydd, 1885-92. Died Mar. 7, 1892, aged 44, at Ribchester rectory. Brother of Henry G. (1863). (The Guardian, Mar. 9, 1892; Crockford; Cheltenham Coll. Reg.)

Dickson, Henry Granville
Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 19, 1863. S. of Joseph [solicitor]. B. [Nov. 18, 1844], at Preston, Lancs. School, Cheltenham. Matric. Michs. 1863; B.A. 1867; M.A. 1870. Ord. deacon, 1868; priest (Mauritius, for Winchester) 1869; C. of Cheam, Surrey, 1868-73, and Assistant Master at Cheam School. C. of St Margaret’s, Lothbury, 1878-82. Assistant Secretary of the Church Defence Institute, 1873-85; General and Clerical Secretary, 1883-96. Chaplain of the R.N. School, St Margaret’s, 1882-90. Hon. Secretary, Tithe Redemption Trust, 1883-99. R. of Coulsdon, Surrey, 1896-1929. Hon. Canon of Southwark, 1918-29. Died Mar. 23, 1929, aged 85. ‘One who will long be remembered for his faithful service and loyal devotion to duty. He had an open-hearted love of truth and a kindly temper that saw no evil, and lived in successive generations instead of outliving his own’ (The Times, Mar. 30, 1929). Brother of Francis J. (1866). (Cheltenham Coll. Reg.; Crockford.)

Dixon, Harry Livesey
Matric. Non-Coll. Michs. 1883; from Cavendish H.; B.A. 1886; M.B., B.C. and M.A. 1890; D.P.H. 1893; M.D. 1910. At St Thomas’s Hospital. House Surgeon, at the Infirmary, Preston, Lancs. Assistant Medical Officer, County Asylum, Lancaster. Resident Surgeon, Govt. Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas. Resided latterly at 33, Peel Road, Bootle, Lancs. (Medical Directory, but not in 1940.)

Dodsworth, Robert
Adm. sizar (age 20) at Christ’s, 16 Apr., 1634. S. of Roger the antiquary. B. at Preston. Schools, Preston and Westminster. Matric. 1634; B.A. 1637/8. V. of Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, 1642. R. of Burton by Lincoln, 1642. Buried at Fishlake, West Riding of Yorkshire, 07 Jan., 1645/6. (Vis. of Yorks., 1666; Peile, I. 431.)

Draper, John Robert
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Mar. 21, 1900. [Youngest] s. of Thomas, farmer [of Bradley Hall, Eccleston, Lancs.]. B. Dec. 28, 1877, at Eccleston. Schools, Preston, Harris Institute (Mr J. H. Brittain) and St John’s College, Battersea (Rev. H. Dennis). Matric. Michs. 1900; B.A. 1903; M.B. and B.C. 1906. At the London Hospital. Surgeon at the Accident and Surgical Hospital, Barry, Glam. Medical Inspector, the London Terminal Aerodrome, Croydon; Medical Officer, 1936. Author, Yellow Fever and Aircraft. Residing at Hazlewood, Cheyne Walk, Croydon, in 1941. (Scott, MSS.; Medical Directory, 1941.) [ d. 1951:03:03 at Croydon, [Surrey], (J.D. Pickles: Eagle, 1951)]

Dredge, Norris
Adm. sizar at St John’s, Oct. 14, 1872. S. of John Ingle. B. at Darlington, Durham. Bapt. Feb. 28, 1853. Matric. Michs. 1872; B.A. 1876; M.A. 1887. Ord. deacon (Manchester) 1876; priest, 1877; C. of Christchurch, Preston, 1876-7. C. of Colne, Lancs., 1877. C. of Ainsworth, 1877-80. C. of Calow, Derbs., 1880-4. C. of Chesterfield, 1880-8. C. of Clay Cross, 1888-93. V. of Orcop, Heref., 1893-1909. R. of Pettaugh, Suffolk, 1909-18-. Disappears from Crockford, 1920.

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