Preston’s Cambridge Alumni: R


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


Raikes, Henry Cecil
Adm. pens. (age 17) at Trinity, Apr. 15, 1856. [Eldest] s. of Henry (above) [of Llwynegrin, Flints. and] of Chester (and Lucy Charlotte, dau. of the Ven. Francis Wrangham). B. [Nov. 25, 1838], at Chester. School, Shrewsbury. Matric. Michs. 1856; Scholar, 1859; B.A. 1860; M.A. 1864; Hon. LL.D. 1888. President of the Union, 1859. Adm. at the Middle Temple, Apr. 25, 1860. Called to the Bar, Apr. 30, 1863. Bencher, 1880. M.P. for Chester, 1868-80; for Preston, Feb.-Nov. 1882; for the University, 1882-91. Chairman of Committees of the House of Commons and Deputy Speaker, 1874-80; Privy Councillor, 1880. Postmaster-General, 1886-91. Introduced the express-messenger service. Married, Sept. 26, 1861, Charlotte Blanche, dau. of Charles Blayney Trevor-Roper, of Plâs Têg, Flints. Died Aug. 24, 1891, at his residence, Llwynegrin, Denbighs. Brother of Francis W. (1867), Arthur S. (1874) and George W. (1864); father of the next and of Thomas A. (1895). (Inns of Court; Foster, Men at the Bar; D.N.B.)

Ravald, Robert
Adm. sizar (age 18) at Sidney, 28 Mar., 1748. S. of John, deceased, of Preston, Lancashire. B. there. School, Preston (Mr Oliver). Matric. 1749; B.A. 1752; M.A. 1758. Ord. deacon (Lincoln, Litt. dim. from Chester) 24 Sep., 1752; priest (Norwich, Litt. dim. from Chester) Mar., 1754/5. R. of Whittington, Lancashire, 1755-68. Buried at Preston, 01 Feb., 1768, ‘John.’ (R. Stewart-Brown; Victoria Co. Hist. Lancashire., VIII. 251.)

Raven, Thomas
Adm. sizar at Queens’, Apr. 18, 1818. Of Norfolk. Matric. Michs. 1818. Migrated to Corpus Christi, Nov. 10, 1818; Scholar, 1819; B.A. (24th Wrangler) 1822; M.A. 1825. Ord. deacon (Norwich) June 27, 1822; priest, 1822. P.C. of Holy Trinity, Preston, Lancs., 1824-49, Author, A Monthly Series of Family Prayers; A Family Commentary. Of St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, in 1851. Died Mar. 16, 1868, at Lansdowne Hall, Torquay. (G. Mag., 1868, I. 550.) [Painter of water-colour landscapes of which six are in the Victoria & Albert Museum [London], (J.D. Pickles: British Watercolours in the Victoria and Albert Museum 1980, p. 307)]

Rawlings, John
Adm. pens. at Queens’, Oct. 1878. [Only s. of William, of Aspatria, Cumberland (and Ann, dau. of Thomas Kynaston, of Oswestry). B. Feb. 21, 1858, in Manchester. School, Preston Grammar. Second Master at Wigton Grammar School, 1876.] Matric. Michs. 1878; B.A. 1882; M.A. 1885. Ord. deacon (York) 1882; priest, 1883; C. of Holy Trinity, Hull, 1882-8. C. of Thorney, Cambs., 1888-91. C. of St Paul’s, York, 1891-4. C. of Marske-by-the-Sea, Yorks., 1894-6. C. of Selby, 1896-1900. C. of Scarborough, 1900-2. V. of Stainton-in-Cleveland, 1902-25. Married, Oct. 16, 1888, Edith Ellen, dau. of Richard Kynaston, of Thornton Hall, Cheshire. Disappears from Crockford, 1926. (Who’s Who in Yorkshire.)

Rawstorne, Edward
Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at Sidney, 18 Sep., 1721. 1st s. of William, of Preston, Lancashire, Esq. B. at Bury, Lancashire. School, Sedbergh. Gave up his estates to his brother Laurence. Died unmarried. Brother of William (1730) and James (1737). (Burke, L.G.)

Rawstorne, James
Adm. pens. (age 19) at St John’s, 07 Jul., 1737. 5th s. of William, Esq., of New Hall, Lancashire. B. at Preston. School, Preston (Mr Davis). Matric. 1737. Died without issue. Brother of William (1730) and of Edward (1721). (Scott-Mayor, III. 487; Lancs. Pedigrees.)

Richson, Charles
Adm. pens. at St Catharine’s, July 5, 1831. S. of Richard, merchant, of Clerkenwell, Middlesex. B. 1806, at Highgate. Had been an Usher at a school in Durham. Matric. Easter, 1838; B.A. 1842; M.A. 1843. Ord. deacon (Chester) 1841; priest, 1842; C. of Preston parish church, 1841-3; Clerk of Manchester Cathedral, 1844-54. R. of St Andrew’s, Ancoats, Manchester, 1854-74. Canon-Res. of Manchester, 1854-74. For nearly 30 years one of the most prominent men in Manchester, interesting himself particularly in education and sanitary reform, upon which subjects he published many pamphlets and papers. Married Selina Sparke, dau. of Samuel Chambers, of Brixton, Surrey. Died, s.p., May 15, 1874, in Manchester. (Crockford; D.N.B.; Scott MS.)

Rigby, Alexander
Adm. pens. at Emmanuel, Michs. 1637. Of Lancashire. S. of Alexander (above). Bapt. 20 Aug., 1620, at Prestbury, Cheshire. Matric. 1637. Lieut-Colonel in the parliamentary Army. M.P. for Lancashire, 1658; for Preston, 1660. Of Middleton-in-Goosnargh. Married three wives. Buried 04 Mar., 1693/4, at Preston. Brother of Urian (1637) and Edward (1642), father of Gilbert (1682-3). (H. Fishwick, Goosnargh.)

Rigby, Arthur Guy Paget
Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 25, 1899. [Only] s. of James Arthur [M.D.], of 15, Winckley Square, Preston, Lancs. B. [Apr. 2], 1881, at Preston. School, Bradfield College. Matric. Michs. 1899. A chartered accountant; with Messrs Sharp, Milne and Co., 107, William Street, New York. Married, 1911. Of Blind Brook Lodge, Rye, New York, and 149, Tulketh Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Lancs. in 1935. (Bradfield Coll. Reg.)

Rigby, Charles
Adm. pens. (age 18) at Christ’s, 21 May, 1679. S. of Edward (1642), serjeant-at-law. B. at Preston, Lancashire. School, Preston (Mr Walmsley). Adm. at Gray’s Inn, 07 Mar., 1673/4. Brother of Edward (1670). (Peile, II. 72.)

Rigby, Edward
Adm. pens. at Emmanuel, 20 Oct., 1642. Of Lancashire. S. of Alexander (1610), of Preston, Lancashire, Esq. Bapt. 15 Apr., 1627, at Preston. Matric. 1643. Adm. at Gray’s Inn, 25 Nov., 1641. Barrister. Serjeant-at-law, 1675, and 1686. Vice-Chamberlain of Chester, 1660-2. Steward of the borough of Preston, 1662. M.P. for Preston, 1660, and 1661-81. Married (1) Alice, dau. of Sir Thomas Wilford; (2) Ann, dau. of Sir Francis Mollineux, of Fevershall, Nottinghamshire. Died before 1689. Brother of Alexander (1637) and Urian (1637), father of Charles (1679) and Edward (1670). (E. Axon; H. Fishwick, Goosnargh.)

Rigby, Edward
Adm. pens. (age 16) at Christ’s, 21 Apr., 1670. S. of Edward (above), serjeant-at-law and reader of Gray’s Inn. B. at Preston, Lancashire. School, Preston. Matric. 1670. Adm. at Gray’s Inn, 07 Jun., 1670. M.P. for Preston, 1701, 1705-6. Died 02 May, 1706. To be distinguished from a kinsman of these names for whom see Al. Oxon. Brother of Charles (1679). (Peile, II. 28; Fishwick, Goosnargh.)

Rigby, Gilbert
Adm. pens. at King’s, 1682/3. S. of Alexander (1637) of Middleton-in-Goosnargh, Lancashire (by his 3rd wife, Margaret, dau. of Sir Gilbert Houghton). Bapt. 25 Nov., 1662. Matric. 1682. Adm. at Gray’s Inn, 30 Oct., 1683. Married, at Goosnargh, Mary Marsden, 17 Oct., 1690. Buried at Preston, 27 Oct., 1697. (H. Fishwick, Goosnargh.)

Rigbye, Alexander
Matric. pens. from St John’s, Easter 1610. Doubtless s. and h. of Alexander, of Wigan, Lancashire, and nephew of Adam (above). B. 1594. B.A. 1613/4. Probably M.A. 1614/5 (on King’s visit). Adm. at Gray’s Inn, 01 Nov., 1610. M.P. for Wigan, 1640-50. Colonel in the parliamentary Army. Deputy-Lieutenant for Lancashire, 1642. Nominated one of the judges for the King’s trial, 1648. Baron of the Exchequer, 1649-52. A commissioner of the High Court of Justice, 1650. Married Lucy, dau. of Sir Urian Leigh, of Adlington, Cheshire. Died 18 Aug., 1650; buried at Preston. (To be distinguished from a contemporary kinsman of these names, buried at Standish, 1650, and father of Thomas (1631).) Brother of George (1618) and Joseph (1618), father of the next, of Urian (1637) and Edward (1642). (D.N.B.)

Rigg, Joseph
Adm. sizar at St John’s, July 3, 1816. Of Cumberland. Migrated to Corpus Christi, Oct. 19, 1816. Matric. Michs. 1816; Scholar, 1817; B.A. 1820; M.A. 1827. P.C. of St Paul’s, Preston, Lancs., 1828-47. Died Oct. 3, 1847, aged 53. (Clergy List; G. Mag., 1847, II. 663.)

Riley, Charles Owen Leaver
Adm. at Caius, Oct. 1, 1874. S. of the Rev. Lawrence William (1849), V. of St Cross, Knutsford, Cheshire. B. May 26, 1854. School, Market Bosworth; and at Owens College, Manchester. Matric. Michs. 1874; Scholar, 1875-8; B.A. 1878; M.A. 1881; D.D. 1894. Hon. Fellow, 1916. Ramsden Preacher, 1908. Ord. deacon (Ripon) 1878; priest, 1879; C. of Bierley, Yorks., 1878-80. C. of Holy Trinity, Bradford, 1880-2. C. of Lancaster, 1882-5. V. of St Paul’s, Preston, 1885-94. Bishop of Perth, Western Australia, 1894-1914; Archbishop, 1914-29. Official representative of Perth at the Coronation, 1911. Warden of the University of West Australia, 1913; Chancellor, 1916-21, receiving the first honorary degree (LL.D.) conferred by that University. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Chaplain-General, Australian Force). O.B.E., 1920. Married, 1886, Elizabeth, youngest dau. of C. A. Merriman, M.R.C.S.E., of Heath House, Knutsford, and had issue. ‘Both he and his family made themselves loved in his enormous diocese’ Portrait, presented to him by the Governor of West Australia. Died June 23, 1929. (Venn, II. 412; Univ. War List; Who was Who; The Times, June 26, 1929.)

Rishton, Henry
Adm. pens. (age 18) at St John’s, 22 Oct., 1706. S. of Geoffrey, draper. B. at Preston, Lancashire. School, Sedbergh. Matric. 1707; B.A. 1710/1; M.A. 1714. Fellow, 1714-7, ejected as non-juror. Ord. deacon (London) 31 May, 1713. Went to the Barbados; apparently schoolmaster there in the parish of St James [Barbados ]. (Scott-Mayor, III. 68.)

Ritson, William
Adm. pens. (age 19) at Pembroke, June 21, 1863. S. of William, of Manchester. B. there. Scholar, 1863; Matric. Michs. 1864; B.A. 1867; M.A. 1883. Ord. deacon (Manchester) 1869; priest, 1870; C. of St Peter’s, Oldham, 1869-74. C. of Preston, 1875-7. P.C. of Rivington, Lancs., 1879-1918. Married (1) Lucy Margaret (d. 1891); (2) Feb. 1, 1894, Caroline, only dau. of Lieut.-Col. J. W. Randolph, deceased, of Clifton. Latterly of St Anne’s-on-Sea, Lancs. Died Jan. 28, 1921, at Rivington. (Crockford; The Guardian, Feb. 7, 1894; The Times, Feb. 1, 1921.)

Robinson, Hugh George
Adm. pens. at St John’s, May 2, 1838. Of Herts. [Youngest s. of William, of Stratford-on-Avon. B. May 7, 1820.] School, King William’s College, Isle of Man (Mr E. Wilson, M.A.). Matric. Michs. 1838; Scholar, 1839. Migrated to Clare, May 18, 1839; B.A. 1842; M.A. 1855. Adm. at the Middle Temple, Jan. 16, 1843. Called to the Bar, Jan. 30, 1846. Ord. deacon (York) 1847; priest, 1847; C. of Wallasey, Cheshire, 1848-9. P.C. of Holy Trinity, Preston, Lancs., 1849-52. P.C. of Burley, near Otley, Yorks., 1853-4. Principal of York and Ripon Diocesan Training College, 1854-64. R. of Bolton Abbey, Yorks., 1864-74. Preb. of York, 1858-82. A member of the Endowed Schools Commission, 1869. Latterly of Ashford, Staines. Died June 16, 1882, at Brighton. (Boase, III. 226; Scott, MSS.; King William’s Coll. Reg.; Crockford; Law Lists; The Daily News, June 19, 1882.)

Rofe, John
Adm. sizar at St John’s, June 10, 1846; re-adm. pens. Oct. 12, 1846. S. of John, engineer, of Castle Street, Reading (and Frances). B. at St Mary’s, Reading. Bapt. May 16, 1828. School, Preston Grammar (Rev. G. N. Smith, M.A.). Matric. Michs. 1846; B.A. 1850; M.A. 1853. C.at Welney, Norfolk, Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Calcutta, [India], d. 1861:12:21, aged 33, between Rangoon and Calcutta, [India], (P.J. Barnwell: C.C.U.J. of 1862:05:01)] [

Rogers, John Thomas
Adm. pens. at St John’s, May 24, 1856. S. of John, farmer (and Rebecca). B. Mar. 12, 1837 at Bromham, Beds. Bapt. Jan. 3, 1838. Matric. Michs. 1856. Migrated to Christ’s, Dec. 13, 1856; B.A. 1860; M.A. 1863. Ord. deacon (Carlisle), 1860; priest (Ripon) 1861; C. of Bramley, Yorks., 1860-6. C. of Barwick-in-Elmet, 1866-70. C. of Bury, Lancs., 1870-1. V. of St Peter’s, Bury, 1871-8. V. of Madehurst, Sussex, 1882-7. V. of Weston-on-the-Green, Oxon., 1887-92. Resided subsequently at Weston-super-Mare. Died, Sept. 15, 1897, aged 61. (Crockford; Peile, II, 551; The Times, Sept. 20, 1897.) [According to C.C.U.J. of 1862:04:26 Second Master at Preston Grammar School, (P.J. Barnwell: C.C.U.J.)]

Rolfe, Charles Thomas
Adm. pens. at St Catharine’s, Oct. 17, 1866. S. of the Rev. Charles (Queen’s College, Oxford, 1820) [R. of Shadoxhurst, Kent]. B. at Broughton, near Skipton, Yorks. Matric. Michs. 1866; B.A. 1870. Ord. deacon (Bishop Anderson, for Canterbury), 1870; priest (Dover) 1874; C. of Holy Trinity, Dover, 1870-2. C. of Kennardington, Kent, 1872-5. C. of St Andrew’s Islington, 1875-6. C. of Christ Church, Ashford, Kent, 1876-7. Chaplain, H.M. prison, Kingston, Portsmouth, 1884-92; H.M. prison, Canterbury, 1892-8; H.M. prison, Preston, 1898-1901; H.M. prison, Stafford, 1901-9. Latterly of Western Avenue, Ashford, Kent. Disappears from Crockford, 1924.

Roscoe, Frederick Charles
Adm. pens. at Christ’s, Oct. 1, 1897. S. of Joseph Albert. B. [Dec. 10, 1876], at Ashton-on-Ribble. School, Preston Grammar. Did not reside. (Peile, II. 818.)

Rowe, Richard
Adm. pens. at Corpus Christi, June 21, 1824. Of Lancashire. [B. at Penwortham. School, Sedbergh.] Matric. Michs. 1824; B.A. 1828. Assistant Master at Hutton School, Preston, until about 1838. Resided latterly near Sedbergh, until his death in 1874. (Sedbergh Sch. Reg.)

Russell, William Breighton
Adm. pens. at St Catharine’s, Oct. 17, 1815. Of Yorks. Matric. Michs. 1816; B.A. 1821; M.A. 1825. Ord. deacon (York) 1821; priest, 1822; C. of Saundby, Notts., 1821-4. C. of Chapelthorpe, near Wakefield, Yorks., 1824-7. P.C. of St Paul’s, Preston, Lancs., 1827-9. C. of All Saints, Northampton, 1829-33. C. of Turvey, Beds., 1833-56; R. there, 1856-69. Rural Dean of Clapham. Latterly of ‘Moorlands,’ Bickley. Disappears from Crockford, 1877. [ d. 1876:06:20 at Bickley [???], leaving a widow Margaret D. Palfrey: Probate d. 1876:06:20, aged 78, at Bickley [???] P.J. Barnwell]

Ryley, James
Matric. pens. from St John’s, Michs. 1562. B. at Preston, Lancashire. B.A. 1567/8. Ord. priest (London) 29 Sep., 1568, age 26. Probably V. of Beesby, Lincolnshire, till his death, [Died] 1574.

Salter, Edward
Matric. sizar from St John’s, Easter 1604. B. at Preston, Lancashire. B.A. 1607/8; M.A. 1611. Ord. deacon (Ely); priest (London) 18 Dec., 1614, age 30. C. of Witham, Essex. R. of Little Braxted, Essex, 1620.

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