Preston’s Cambridge Alumni: T-V


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


Tatham, George Turner
Adm. sizar at St John’s, July 8, 1852. S. of Rowland, yeoman, of Shoolbred (and Betty). B. Apr. 15, 1832, at Dent, Sedbergh. School, Sedbergh (The Rev. J. H. Evans). Matric. Michs. 1852; B.A. 1856; M.A. 1859. Ord. deacon (Worcester) Mar. 1857; priest, Feb. 28, 1858. Assistant Master at Bromsgrove School, 1856-9; Head Master of Preston Grammar School, 1859-74. V. of Leck, Lancashire, 1874-93. Died Dec. 17, 1893. Father of Arthur L. (1887). (Bromsgrove Reg.; Eagle, XVIII. 208; Boase, VI. 665; Crockford; The Guardian, Dec. 28, 1893.)

Taylor (or Shawe-Taylor), Walter Newton Shawe
Adm. pens. (age 19) at Trinity, May 17, 1850. [Only] s. of Francis [Manley Shawe] (who had assumed, by Royal Licence, 1844, the additional surname of Taylor on succeeding to Castle Taylor, Co. Galway) (and Albinia Hester, eldest dau. of Sir John Taylor, of Castle Taylor). B. [Mar. 31, 1832], at Preston, Lancashire. School, Harrow. Matric. Michs. 1850; B.A. 1854. Succeeded to Castle Taylor on the death of his father, 1863. J.P. and D.L. for Co. Galway; High Sheriff, 1868. Married, Nov. 24, 1864, Elizabeth, dau. of Dudley Persse, of Roxborough, and had issue. Died May 29, 1912. (Burke, L.G. of Ireland; Harrow Reg.)

Taylor, Samuel Leigh
Adm. pens. at Trinity, Feb. 19, 1864. [Only] s. of Samuel, of Penwortham House, Preston, Lancashire. [and of Southport]. B. [Jan. 5], 1841, at Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire. School, Stony Knoll’s, Lancashire. Matric. Michs. 1864; B.A. 1868; M.A. 1871. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Nov. 16, 1866. Called to the Bar, Nov. 17, 1869. (Law Lists; Inns of Court; Foster, Men at the Bar.)

Tebay, Septimus
Adm. pens. at St John’s, June 8, 1852. S. of Jonathan, of Ellel, Lancashire. (and Grace). B. Apr. 14, 1820, at Cockerham. Matric. Michs. 1852; B.A. (27 th Wrangler) 1856. In Holy Orders. Head Master of Rivington Grammar School, Lancashire, 1857-75. A labourer in Preston gas-works, who had taught himself mathematics and been sent to Cambridge by ‘some gentlemen in Preston.’ After retiring from Rivington, kept a public-house at Farnworth, Bolton. Author, Elementary Mensuration for the Use of Schools. Died Apr. 13, 1897. (Boase, VI. 669; British Weekly, July 1, 1897.)

Thornley, John James
Adm. sizar at St John’s, Oct. 9, 1863. S. of John, tea-dealer (and Elizabeth). B. at Preston, Lanes. Bapt. Apr. 14, 1843. Matric. Michs. 1863; B.A. 1867; M.A. 1870. Ord. deacon (Carlisle) 1866; priest, 1867; C. of Workington, Cumberland, 1866-71. V. of St John’s, Workington, 1871-92. Hon. Canon of Carlisle, 1889. V. of Kirkoswald, 1892-1905. Died Dec. 1, 1905, aged 62. (Eagle, XXVII, 275; Crockford; The Times, Dec. 2, 1905.)

Threlfall, Richard
Adm. (age 18) at Caius, Oct. 1, 1880. [Eldest] s. of Richard, deceased, of Hollowforth, Preston, Lancashire. B. there [Aug. 14, 1861]. School, Clifton College; and at Strasburg Univ. Matric. Michs. 1880; Scholar; (Nat. Sci. Trip., Pt I, 1st Class, 1882); (Pt II, 1st Class, 1884); B.A. 1884; M.A. 1888. Hon. Fellow, 1905. Football (rugby) ‘blue,’ 1881, 1883. Hon. D.Sc., Victoria Australia, University. A.M.I.C.E.; Assistant Demonstrator in Experimental Physics, 1885-6. Professor of Physics at Sydney University, 1886-92. F.R.S., 1899. Managing Director of Albright and Wilson, Chemical manufacturers at Oldbury, 1899. Described by Sir J. J. Thomson as ‘one of the greatest of electrochemists.’ President, N.S.W. Royal Commission on loading and carriage of coal at sea, 1896-9. During the Great War, 1914-19, engaged in work upon the phosphorus smoke screen and the tracer bullet, K.B.E., 1917; G.B.E., 1927. Member of Executive Council, Imperial Institute, 1916. Member of the Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Chairman of the Fuel Research Board and of the Chemistry Board. Represented Great Britain at the World Power Conference in Japan, 1929. Married, 1890, Evelyn Agnes, dau. of John Forster Baird, of Bowmont Hill, Northumberland. Author, On Laboratory Arts, 1898, etc. Died July 10, 1932, in Birmingham. (Venn, II. 446; Book of Blues; Who was Who; The Times, July 11, 1932.) [Photograph: CAS: G.166]

Tompson, George
Matric. pens. from Magdalene, Easter 1627; B.A. 1630/1; M.A. 1634. Probably P.C. of Sowerby Bridge, West Riding of Yorkshire, 1652-5; V. of Preston, Lancashire, 1657; C. of Heywood, ejected, 1662. Died 20 Sep., 1674; buried at Bury, Lancashire.; Mr George Tomson, minister, noncon. (E. Axon).

Tonstall, David
Adm. sizar (age 17) at St John’s, 02 Jul., 1684. S. of Ralph, pleader. B. at Preston, Lancashire. School, Sedbergh. Matric. 1684.

Townley, Nicholas
Adm. pens (age 17) at Sidney, 07 May, 1715. S. and h. of Thomas, gent., of Preston, Lancashire. B. 1697, at Chorley, Lancashire (his mother’s home). School, Burnley (Mr Ben. Robertshaw). Matric. 1715. Died s.p. (Foster, Lancs. Pedigrees.)

Turner, Alice
Foster, Alice, Mrs Matric. Newnham College 1894 b. Preston 1875:04:15 m. Joseph Foster 1908:07:22 Educ. Preston High, Newnham College 1894-97 Hist.Trip. Cl.III 1897 Assistant Mistress: Pen-Rhos College Colwyn Bay, 1901-08 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].. d. 1957.

Twemlow, Thomas Frederick Brownbill
Adm. pens. at Selwyn H., Oct. 1, 1889. B. Feb. 4, 1870. School, Rossall. Matric. Michs. 1889; B.A. 1892; M.A. 1897. Ord. deacon (Ripon) 1893; priest (Richmond) 1894; C. of St Luke’s, Beeston Hill, Leeds, 1893-8. Acting C.F. at Pietermaritzburg, 1898-1901. P.C. of Abram, Lancashire, 1901-11. V. of St Peter’s, Preston, 1911-21. V. of Settle, Yorkshire, 1921-40. Married Mabel Stuart, dau. of the Rev. T. T. Smith, and had issue. Died Jan. 15, 1946, at East Witton, Yorkshire. (Rossall Reg.; Crockford; The Times, Jan. 17, 1946.)

Vernon, William James
Adm. sizar at St John’s, July 3, 1850. S. of The Rev. William, of Winckley Square, Preston (and Elizabeth). B. at Preston, Lancashire. Bapt. Aug. 23, 1829. Matric. Michs. 1850; B.A. 1855. Assistant Master at Gloucester Cathedral School, 1855-61; at Launceston Grammar School, 1861. Ord. deacon (Bath and Wells, for Exeter) 1860; priest (Exeter) 1863; C. of Launceston, Cornwall, 1860-3. C. of West Alvington, Devon, 1863-4. C. of Mossley, Lancashire, 1865-7. C. of St Luke’s, Leek, Staffordshire, 1867-9. C. of Soberton, Hampshire, 1870-3. C. of Portsmouth, 1873-4. V. of Sydling, Dorset, 1874-94. Died Dec. 12, 1894, at Canterbury. (Eagle, XVIII. 511; Crockford; The Standard, Dec. 15, 1894.)

Vickers, Percy
Adm. pens. at Trinity HALL, Oct. 14, 1887. Schools, Leyland and Preston. Matric. Michs. 1887.

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