Preston’s Cambridge Alumni: K-M


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’, n.d., http://venn.lib.cam.ac.uk/acad/intro.html. For more information see Introduction
The material is heavily abbreviated. Most of the abbreviations are self-explanatory but a guide to any doubtful ones can be found here: http://venn.lib.cam.ac.uk/acad/2016/abbreviations.html and a glossary of the sometimes arcane Cambridge terminology here: https://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=Glossary


Kay, Alfred Stephen
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 13, 1849. S. of Stephen, Wesleyan minister, of Leicester [and Hannah]. B. at Griqua Town, South Africa. Bapt. Mar. 31, 1822. Matric. Michs. 1849; B.A. 1854. [Described as ‘only surviving son of the Rev. Dr – KAY, lateof Preston, Lancashire, d. 1853:07:02, aged 29 (P.J. Barnwell: C. Chron. of 1853:07:09)]

Kennedy, Alfred Ravenscroft
Adm. at King’s, Oct. 1, 1897. [2nd s. of William Rann (1864). B. Feb. 15, 1879. School, Eton.] Matric. Michs. 1897; B.A. 1903. Called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn, May 6, 1903. On the Northern Circuit; practised at Liverpool. During the 1914-19 war additional Legal Adviser to the Foreign Office. K.C., 1919; Bencher, 1922. M.P. for Preston, 1924-9. Recorder of Burnley, 1924-9. County Court Judge on Circuit No. 49 (Kent) for a short time; County Court Judge on Circuit No. 52 (parts of Gloucs., Herefs., Warws. and Worcs.), 1930. Arbitrator under the Coal Mines Act. Member of the Aliens Tribunal, and of the County Court Rule Committee, 1939. Author, Contracts of Sale, C.I.F. Re-edited his father’s work on the Law of Civil Salvage and contributed to Halsbury’s Laws of England. Of Ablington House, Bibury, Gloucs., where he died Feb. 10, 1943. Brother of Horace (1899). (Eton Sch. Lists; King’s Coll. Reg.; Law Lists; Who’s Who; The Times, Feb. 11, 1943.)

Kershaw, James
Adm. sizar at St John’s, Oct. 10, 1887. S. of James, inn-keeper [died Nov. 22, 1877] [and Catharine Stubbs]. B. Mar. 11, 1868, at West Houghton, Lancashire School, Preston Grammar (Rev. A. B. Beaven). Matric. Michs. 1887; B.A. 1890. Died Sept. 1, 1940, at Onston Hall, Crowton, Cheshire. Buried there. (The Times, Sept. 3, 1940.)

Kitton (post Ketton), John
Adm. sizar (age 20) at St John’s, Feb. 5, 1835. Of Norfolk. Migrated to Queens’, Oct. 10, 1835. Matric. Michs. 1835; B.A. 1840; M.A. 1843. Ord. deacon (Chester) Feb. 24, 1839; priest, July 12, 1840; C. of St Peter’s, Preston, Lancashire, 1839-41. P.C. of St John’s, Houghton, Cumberland, 1841-8. C. of Holy Trinity, Preston, 1848-50. C. of Bury, 1850. C. of Preston, 1850-1. Head Master of the Free Grammar School, Hutton, near Preston, 1851-73. Changed his name to Ketton, c. 1866. Lic. pr., dio. of Manchester, 1873-82. Married, 1841, Elizabeth, dau. of James Threlfal, of Bankhall, Broughton. Latterly resided at Cuerdale Hall, Samlesbury, where he died Feb. 27, 1882. (Crockford; Clergy List (Ketton); The Guardian, Mar. 1, 1882; G. Mag., 1842, I. 206.)

Langhorne, Frederick
Adm. sizar at Queens’, May 31, 1836. Of Middlesex. Matric. Michs. 1836. C. of Wool, Dorset, 1841-2. C. of St James’s, Manchester, 1842-4. C. of St Mary’s Taunton, 1844-8. V. of Burley, Yorks., 1848-52. V. of Holy Trinity, Preston, 1852-67. Disappears from Crockford, 1870. (Clergy List.)

Langton, William
Matric. pens. from St John’s, Easter 1628, as ‘Lawton.’ One William Langton, s. and h. of Roger, of Preston-in-Amounderness, Lancashire, was adm. at Gray’s Inn, 28 Apr., 1630. Called to the Bar, 23 Jun., 1637. Ancient, 1654. M.P. for Preston, 1645. Town clerk of Preston, and recorder of Liverpool. Of Broughton Tower, Esq. Buried at Preston, 25 Oct., 1659. (Vis. of Lancs., 1664; Foster, Lancs. Pedigrees.)

Lattimer, William
Adm. at Clare, Mar. 17, 1888. [S. of William, of Holme Head Works. B. Nov. 22, 1869.] School, Carlisle Grammar. Matric. Michs. 1888; Scholar; B.A. 1891; M.A. 1906. Assistant Master at Carlisle Grammar School, 1891-3; at Hitchin Grammar School, 1893-6; at Preston Grammar School, 1896-9; at Brighton College, 1900-6. Head Master of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Barnet, Herts., 1906-29-. Of Deepdale, Manor Park, Keswick, in 1942. Brother of the above. (Carlisle Gr. Sch. Reg.; Scott, MSS.; Schoolmasters’ Directories.) [Died Aug. 1960, aged 91 (J.D. Pickles: Clare A.A.)]

Law, Alice
Matric Girton College 1885 b. Lancashire, 1866:07:17 dau. of Thomas Charles Law, surgeon of Padiham, dau. of Alice Hartley. Educ. at home Preston High School Ladies’ College, Girton College 1885-88 Hist.Trip., Cl.I 1888 Gibson Prize 1910 F.R.Hist. Society 1910 F.R.S.L. 1917? Member: of Society of Women Journalists sometime member of teaching staff at St Elphin’s Clergy Daughters’ School. Publ.: Songs of the uplands (Fisher Unwin) 1908 Publ.: Imaginary sonnets (Elkin Mathews) 1912 Publ.: Cupid and Psyche and other poems (Elkin Mathews) 1919 Publ.: Patrick Branwell Brontë 1923 Publ.: sections on ‘Social and economic history’ and ‘Political history’ in Victoria Hist. of County of Lancashire (Constable) 1906-12 Publ.: contrib. to Athenæum, Spectator, Westminster Rev., Fortnightly, Econ. Rev., Hist. Rev., etc. d. 1942:12:25 no certificate [in earlier times, women who passed the Tripos examination were not awarded a degree (because they were women) but were awarded a Certificate instead].

Leese, Joseph
Adm. pens. at Peterhouse, Oct. 1, 1887. S. of Spencer, Esq., of Birkdale, Southport. B. Aug. 4, 1866, at Preston. School, Drapers’, Hemel Hempstead; and at Owens College, Manchester. Matric. Michs. 1887; B.A. 1890; Mus.B. and M.A. 1894. (T. A. Walker, 598.)

Lorimer, John
Adm. pens. (age 20) at Trinity, Mar. 2, 1772. S. of Thomas, of Preston, Lancs. School, Manchester. Matric. Easter 1772; Scholar, 1774; B.A. 1776.

Lowndes (formerly Clayton), George Alan
Adm. pens. (age 20) at Trinity, May 28, 1849. [Eldest] s. of William [formerly Clayton], Esq. [sometime of Lostock Hall, Lancs., and afterwards] of Dover [and Mary, dau. of Edward Gorst of Preston]. [B. May 28, 1829.] Matric. Michs. 1849; B.A. 1853; M.A. 1856. Succeeded in 1840 to Barrington Hall, Essex, under the will of his cousin Thomas Lowndes, whose name he adopted. Capt., West Essex Yeomanry-Cavalry. Adm. at the Inner Temple, July 22, 1851. J.P. and D.L. for Essex, and J.P. for Herts. High Sheriff of Essex, 1861. Married, Nov. 13, 1856, Helen Emma, 2nd dau. of the Rev. Arthur Johnson Danyell of Rampisham Manor, Dorset; (2) Oct. 6, 1864, Fanny, 4th dau. of George Farley, of Henwick House and Froxmere Court, Worcs. Died June 23, 1904, at the Priory, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex. Father of Alan H. W. (1878). (Scott, MSS.; Inns of Court; Burke, L.G.; The Times, June 25, 1904.)

Lutwidge, Charles
Adm. pens. (age 17) at St John’s, Jan. 30, 1786. S. of Henry, Esq., of Holm Rook, Cumberland [and Jane, dau. of Rigby Molyneux, of Preston]. B. [June 15, 1768], at Walton, near Preston, Lancs. Schools, Macclesfield, Cheshire, and Barton, Westmorland. Matric. Michs. 1789; Scholar 1789; B.A. 1790; M.A. 1798. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, Nov. 26, 1787. A Collector of H.M. Customs at Hull for 35 years, resigning because of ill-health. In 1793 accompanied his uncle, Admiral Skeffington Lutwidge, to the siege of Toulon in the Terrible. An officer in the First Royal Lancashire Militia, with which he served in the rebellion in Ireland in 1798 and of which he was afterwards Commanding Officer at Dungeness, 1803-4. Married, Jan. 15, 1798, Elizabeth Ann, dau. of the Right Rev. Charles Dodgson, Bishop of Elphin. Died Sept. 8, 1848, at Hastings. Brother of Skeffington (1797); father of the next and of Robert W. S. (1818). (St John’s Coll. Adm., IV. 366; G. Mag., 1848, II. 668.)

Martin, James
M.A. 1612 (Incorp. from Oxford). Of Staffordshire, cler. fil. Matric. from Christ Church, Oxford, 26 Oct., 1604, age 16; B.A. (Broadgates Hall, Oxford) 1608; M.A. 1611. V. of Preston, Lancashire, 1621-73, deprived. One of the King’s preachers for Lancashire. Married, at Preston, 30 May, 1616, Mary, dau. of John Southworth, of Samlesbury. (J. Parker.)

Mellor, Francis Hamilton
Adm. pens. at Trinity, Feb. 18, 1873. [10th] s. of [Sir] John, of 16, Sussex Square, Hyde Park, London. B. [May 13], 1854, in London. School, Cheltenham College. Matric. Michs. 1873; B.A. 1877; M.A. 1890. Cricket ‘blue,’ 1877; played for Kent, 1877-8. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, Nov. 5, 1877; migrated to the Inner Temple, Nov. 3, 1880. Called to the Bar, Nov. 17, 1880. On the Northern Circuit. Special Pleader. Member of the General Council of the Bar, 1898-1911. Recorder of Preston, 1898-1921. K.C., 1903. County Court Judge at Manchester, 1911-25. J.P. for Cheshire and Lancs. C.B.E., 1918. Part author of Short and Mellor’s Crown Office Practice. Died Apr. 26, 1925, at Knutsford. Brother of Charles (1863) and John W. (1853), etc. (Scott, MSS., which gives ‘b. July 22’; Cheltenham Coll. Reg., which gives ‘died in Paris’; Book of Blues; Law Lists; Inns of Court; Foster, Men at the Bar; A. P. Burke, Family Records; Who was Who; The Times, Apr. 29, 1925.)

Mellor, Horace
Adm. pens. at Trinity HALL, Mar. 5, 1869. [8th s. of Sir John, Q.C., of 16, Sussex Square, London. B. Feb. 21, 1851. School, Cheltenham College.] Matric. Michs. 1869. Partner with his brother Philip Henry (1866) in the Stourton cotton mills at Preston. Played in the Lancashire Cricket XI. Of Castletown, Isle of Man, J.P. Died Feb. 27, 1942, at West End House, Castletown. Brother of Francis H. (1873), John W. (1853), Charles (1863), etc. (Cheltenham Coll. Reg.; A. P. Burke, Family Records; Fox-Davies, Armorial Families; The Times, Mar. 5, 1942.)

Mellor, Philip Henry
Adm. pens. at Trinity, Feb. 20, 1866. [7th] s. of [Sir] John [Q.C.]. B. [Oct. 28], 1847. School, Cheltenham College. Matric. Michs. 1866; B.A. 1870. Partner with his brother Horace (1869) in the Stourton cotton mills, Preston. Died Feb. 26, 1879, at Lytham, Lancs. Brother of John W. (1853), Charles (1863), etc. (Cheltenham Coll. Reg.; A. P. Burke, Family Records.)

Mercer, Thomas
Adm. pens. (age 18) at St John’s, 25 Mar., 1729. S. of Thomas, clerk, of Lancashire. B. at Preston. School, Manchester (Mr Brook). Matric. 1729.

Miller, John
Adm. sizar (age 19) at St John’s, Apr. 18, 1837. S. of Henry, of Ipswich. School, Ipswich (Rev. J. C. Ebden). Matric. Michs. 1837; B.A. 1841; M.A. 1844. Ord. deacon (Winchester) July 10, 1842; priest, Dec. 17, 1843. P.C. of Christ Church, Brockham, Surrey, 1847-9. C. of St Thomas, Winchester, 1850-4. P.C. of St Paul’s, Preston, Lancs., 1854-66. R. of All Saints, Dorchester, 1868-70. Head Master of the Middle School, Weymouth, 1873-76. At Eastbourne (unbeneficed), 1876-85. C. of Melcombe Regis, 1885-7. Subsequently of Chiswick Place, East bourne, where he died Feb. 22, 1896. Father of Samuel H. (1898). (Scott, MSS.; Eagle, XIX. 498; Crockford.)

Minnitt, Robert
Adm. pens. at Trinity, July 9, 1870. S. of the Rev. Robert, V. of Healey, near Rochdale, Lancs. B. there, May 25, 1852. School, Rochdale, Lancs. (private). Matric. Michs. 1870; B.A. 1874; M.A. 1877. Ord. deacon (Manchester) 1875; priest, 1876; C. of Healey, Lancs., 1875-84. C. of St Luke’s, Preston, 1885-90. V. of St Luke’s, Formby, Liverpool, 1890-1918. Died May 21, 1918. Brother of the above. (Crockford; The Times, May 31, 1918.)

Monk, William John
Adm. pens. at St John’s, July 5, 1838. Of Kent. Matric. Michs. 1838; B.A. 1842; M.A. 1857. Ord. deacon (Chester) Dec. 10, 1843; priest, 1844; C. of Christ Church, Preston, 1843-5. C. of Walton-le-Dale, 1846-7. C. of Blackburn, 1850-3. C. of Great Grimsby, 1853-8. C. of St Alphege, Canterbury, 1859-63. C. of Chartham, Kent, 1863-71. V. of Dodington, 1872-96. Married (1) July 15, 1852, Alice, youngest dau. of John Pickup, Esq., deceased, of Galligreaves, Blackburn; (2) 1857, Mrs W. Gardner, of Griffin Cottage, Ash, Kent. Died July 10, 1896, aged 76, at Dodington vicarage. (Scott, MSS.; Eagle, XIX. 498; Crockford; The Standard, July 11, 1896.)

Moore, Harry Spencer
Matric. Non-Coll. Michs. 1879. S. of Henry, Esq., of Redmarley, Newent, Gloucs. B. July 6, 1856. School, Chester Science. Migrated to Peterhouse, Oct. 1, 1880; B.A. 1884; M.A. 1888. Ord. deacon (Manchester) 1885; priest, 1887; C. of St Mary’s, Preston, 1885-7. C. of Egremont, Cumberland, 1887-91. C. of St Margaret’s Whalley Range, Lancs., 1891-5. C. of Prestwich, 1895-8, R. of Hinderwell with Roxby, Yorks., 1898-1917. V. of Balby with Hexthorpe, 1917-25. V. of Finsthwaite, Lancs., 1925-33. Subsequently of 8, Badgeworth Lane, Shurdington, Gloucs. Disappears from Crockford, 1941. (T. A. Walker, 561.)

Moore, James Augustine
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 10, 1898. S. of the Rev. James (? above), of Leyland near Preston, Lancs. (and Maria Hawkesworth). B. Dec. 19, 1879, in Manchester. School, Preston Grammar (Rev. A. B. Bevan). Matric. Michs. 1898. [Of Portugal Place, Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], in June 1901 and about to marry at the Cambridge Registry Office, Evelyn Daisy Longford, alsoof Cambridge, [Cambridgeshire], (P.J. Barnwell)]

Morris, Walter Edmund Harston
Adm. sizar at Trinity, Oct. 7, 1891. S. of the Rev. David, of the Chaplain’s House, Walton prison, Liverpool. B. July 18, 1872, at [Everton], Liverpool. School, Royal Institution, Liverpool. Matric. Michs. 1891; B.A. 1894; M.A. 1905. Ord. deacon (Chester) 1899; priest, 1900; C. of St George’s, Stockport, 1899-1902. C. of St Augustine’s, Highbury, 1902-4. Chaplain at Henshaw’s blind asylum and R. Schools for deaf and dumb, Old Trafford, 1904-9. V. of Emmanuel Church, Preston, Lancs., 1909-17. V. of Balderstone, Blackburn, 1917-18. V. of All Saints, Southport, 1918-48-. Hon. Canon of Liverpool, 1928-38. Canon, 1938-48-. (Crockford; Who’s Who.) [Retired from Southport and from full canonry in 1956 d. 29 May 1968 WWW ]

Mort, Seth
Alias: Seth Morts Adm. pens. at Emmanuel, 1639. Of Lancaster. Only s. of Adam, Mayor of Preston. Matric. 1639. Doubtless of Preston, gent.; age 40 in 1664; sequestered royalist. (Vis. of Lancs., 1664.)

Mosley, Edward
Matric. pens. from Christ’s, Jun., 1586. S. of Nicholas (afterwards Knight), of Lancashire. Bapt. 17 Oct., 1569. Adm. at Gray’s Inn, 18 Nov., 1590. Attorney-General for the Duchy of Lancaster. M.P. for Preston, 1614, 1620-2, 1624-5. Knighted, 31 Dec., 1614. Of Bradley, Derbyshire, and Rolleston, Staffordshire. Died 01 Jul., 1638. (E. Axon; A. B. Beaven.)

Moulton, Richard Green
Adm. pens. at Christ’s, May 9, 1870. [Youngest] s. of the Rev. James Egan, Wesleyan minister. B. [May 5, 1849], at Preston. Schools, Kingswood, Bath, and Clevedon College, Northants. Matric. Michs. 1870; Scholar, 1870; B.A. 1874; M.A. 1877. B.A., London University, 1869; Ph.D., Pennsylvania Univ., 1891. University Extension Lecturer in Literature, 1874-90. Lecturer to the American Society for Extension of University Teaching, 1890-1; to the London Society for Extension of University Teaching, 1891-2. Professor of Literary Theory and Interpretation, University of Chicago, 1892-1919. Author, The Literary Study of the Bible; Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist, etc. Resided latterly at Tunbridge Wells, where he died Aug. 15, 1924. Brother of the above and of William F. (1877). (Peile, II. 615; Who was Who.)

Moulton, William Fiddian
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 11, 1886. [Younger] s. of William Fiddian (above), Head Master of The Leys School, Cambridge (and Hannah Hope). B. Aug. 5, 1866, at Richmond, Surrey. School, The Leys, Cambridge. Matric. Michs. 1886; B.A. 1889; M.A. 1893. Assistant Master at the Leys School, Cambridge. Entered the Wesleyan Ministry, 1897; served at Leeds, 1897-1901; at Calne, Wilts., 1901; at Seacombe, Liverpool; at St Mary’s Street Church, Preston; at Hathersage, 1910, and Lecturer at Cliff College, 1910. Minister at Green Hill Church, Derby. Professor of Theology and Classics at Cliff College, Sheffield, 1925-9. Married twice. Died suddenly, Sept. 17, 1929, at Sunderland. Brother of James H. (1882). (Eagle, XLV. 340; The Times, Sept. 19, 1929; F. P. White.)

Munroe, Martin Shipham
Adm. pens. (age 22) at Pembroke, Jan. 31, 1867. Eldest s. of Martin, deceased. B. at Selby, Yorks. Matric. Lent, 1867; B.A. 1871. Ord. deacon (Lichfield) 1872; priest, 1873; C. of Ellesmere, Salop, 1872-6. C. of Holy Trinity, Bingley, Yorks., 1876-80. C. of St Paul’s, Preston, Lancs., 1880-1. C. of Eccles, 1881-5. V. of Little Hulton, 1885-1909. Disappears from Crockford, 1910.

Muspratt, John Petty
Adm. pens. at Trinity HALL, May 22, 1875. S. of Henry, Esq., of the Bengal Civil Service. [B. at Dacca, Aug. 10, 1857. School, Brighton College.] Matric. Michs. 1875; B.A. 1879. Adm. Solicitor, 1881. Of Preston, Lancs. Deputy Clerk of the Peace for Lancs. Died Apr. 22, 1945, at Bournemouth. Brother of the next. (Brighton Coll. Reg.; The Times, Apr. 24, 1945.)

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