Preston’s Cambridge Alumni: W-Y


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


Wagstaff, Charles
Adm. pens. at Trinity, Oct. 22, 1833. [At King’s Coll., Aberdeen, 1829-33; M.A. 1833.] Matric. Michs. 1833; B.A. 1837; M.A. 1840. Ord. deacon (Chester), 1837; priest, 1838; C. of Preston, Lancashire, 1837-9. C. of Arundel, Sussex, 1839-44. C. of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, 1844-50. V. of Studham, Bedfordshire, 1850-90. Died in Sept. 1890, aged 76. Father of the above. (Crockford; The Guardian, Sept. 17, 1890; C. J. Fordyce.)

Wahltuch, Maud Evelyn
Mother Mary Cephas S.H.C.J Matric. Newnham College 1898 b. Manchester, 1879:06:26 dau. of Adolph Wahltuch, MD, LRCP dau. of Anna Goldschmidt Educ. Manchester High School, Newnham College 1898-1901 Math.Trip. Pt I Cl.III 1901 MA 1924 Assistant Mistress: Roseneath School Wrexham, 1901-02 Assistant Mistress: The Old Palace Mayfield, Sussex 1902-05 Assistant Mistress: Cavendish Sq. Training College and School, London, 1905-06, 1920-22 Tutor to Oxford Home Students: 1906-08 Assistant Mistress: Manchester High School 1908-09 entered Order of the Holy Child Jesus 1909 Assistant Mistress: Convent H.C.J. Sec. School Preston, 1912-20, 1922-45 priv. coach: since1945 Member of Council: Catholic Women’s League, Manchester Br. 1908-09

Walker, David Ernest
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 20, 1887. S. of David, dyer [died Jan. 28, 1866] (and Mary Ann Garside). B. May 1, 1866, at Huddersfield. School, Lindley National (Mr T. Ward). Matric. Michs. 1887; B.A. 1890; M.A. 1894. Ord. deacon (Manchester) 1890; priest, 1892; C. of St Luke’s, Preston, 1890-3. C. of St Mark’s, Ancoats, 1893-1906. C. of Hamer, Rochdale, 1906-7. R. of St Paul’s, New Cross, Manchester, 1907-29. Latterly of Stockport. Disappears from Crockford, 1940.

Walmesley, George
Adm. sizar at Jesus, 29 Apr., 1672. S. of Charles, of Bury, Lancashire. B. there, 11 Feb., 1654/5. Matric. 1672; Scholar, 1675; B.A. 1675/6; M.A. 1679. Master of Preston Grammar School, 1677-8. R. of Leyland, Lancashire, 1685-9. Buried there 10 Sep., 1689. M.I. (Victoria Hist. Lancs., VI. 7.)

Walmesley, John
Adm. Fell.-Com. at Sidney, Dec. 4, 1792. 3rd s. of John, Esq., of [The Hall of Ince], Preston, Lancashire. (and Mary, dau. of William Shaw, of Singleton, Lancashire.). B. Dec. 28, 1775, at Preston. Schools, Preston (Mr Nicholson) Winwick (Mr Prince) [and Eton]. Migrated to Christ’s. Matric. Easter, 1797; B.A. 1798. Married (1) Hannah, dau. of Christopher Conron, of Co. Cork, and had issue; (2) 1812, Ellen, dau. of Richard Godolphin Long, of Rood Ashton, Wiltshire, and had further issue. Died in 1860. Father of the next and the above. (Eton Coll. Reg.; Peile, II. 339.)

Walton, Thomas Harold
Adm. sizar at St John’s, Oct. 8, 1895. S. of George, registrar of births and deaths [died Apr. 13, 1890], of Cotherstone, Yorkshire. (and Elizabeth Hutchinson). B. Sept. 6, 1876, at Cotherstone, near Darlington. School, Durham (Rev. J. M. Marshall). Matric. Michs. 1895; B.A. 1898; M.A. 1905. Assistant Master at Ware Grammar School, 1898-9; at South Lodge School, Lowestoft, 1899-1900. Ord. deacon (Durham) 1900; priest, 1901; C. of Monkwearmouth, Durham, 1900-4. Warden of the Choir School in Manchester Cathedral, 1904-8. Minor Canon of Winchester Cathedral, 1908-17. C. of Holy Trinity, Winchester, 1909-17. V. of Preston Candover with Nutley, Hampshire, 1917-47. Of Winchester, in 1951. (Durham Sch. Reg.; Crockford.) [ d. 1967:06:23 at Winchester, [Hampshire], (J.D. Pickles: Eagle Jan. 1968)]

Waring, Edward
Adm. sizar (age 18) at St John’s, 20 Mar., 1707/8. S. of Edward, husbandman. B. at Whittingham, Lancashire. School, Goosnargh, near Preston (Mr Clarkson). Matric. 1708; B.A. 1712/3. Perhaps P.C. of Rastrick, West Riding of Yorkshire, 1713-9; P.C. of Honley, 1718-20.

Watson, John William
Adm. pens. (age 20) at Trinity, Apr. 21, 1830. S. of Anthony. B. at Ouseburn, Yorkshire. School, Yorkshire. (private). Matric. Michs. 1830; B.A. 1836; M.A. 1846. Ord. deacon (Canterbury) 1836; priest (York) 1837; C. of Scampston, Yorkshire, 1836. V. of Ellerburne, 1837-41. P.C. of St Mary’s, Preston, 1842. Minister of Beresford episcopal Chapel, Walworth, 1843-53. English Chaplain at Thun and Mannheim, Germany, 1853-5. P.C. of Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill, Surrey, 1856-60. British Chaplain at Rotterdam, 1862-7. Author, Ministerial First Fruits; Lazarus of Bethany; The Catholic Church, etc. Disappears from Clergy List, 1868. (Crockford.)

Watson, Richard George
Adm. pens. at Corpus Christi, June 30, 1851. Of Dorset. Matric. Michs. 1851; Scholar, 1853; B.A. 1855; M.A. 1858. Assistant Master at Lancaster Grammar School and at Preston Grammar School, 1855-6. Ord. deacon (Bath and Wells) 1856; priest, 1857; C. of Bathford, Somerset, 1856-8. Head Master of the Grammar School, Halstead, Essex, 1858-63; of Dorset County School, 1863-75. V. of Gussage All Saints, Dorset, 1875-91. Died, suddenly, Aug. 6, 1891. (Boase, VI. 805; Crockford.)

Webb-Peploe, Francis Hanmer
Adm. pens. (age 21) at Pembroke, Oct. 6, 1888. S. of the Rev. Hanmer William (sub Webb, 1855), of London. B. there. Matric. Michs. 1888; B.A. 1891; M.A. 1897. Ord. deacon (Durham) 1892; priest, 1893. Assistant Chaplain (Mission to Seamen) on the Tyne, 1892-3; Chaplain, 1893-9. V. of Leck, Lancashire, 1899-1903. V. of St Peter’s, Preston, 1903-11. V. of Bolsover, Derbyshire, 1911-14. R. of St Peter’s, Blackley, Lancashire, 1914-19. V. of Christ Church, Cheltenham, 1919-37. Hon. Canon of Gloucester, 1926-44. Married, Feb. 6, 1895, Frances Emily, dau. of John Hughes, Esq., of Barry. Died Oct. 6, 1944, at Salisbury. Brother of Howard M. (1889) and Robert M. W. (1885). (Crockford; The Times, Oct. 9, 1944.)

Welshman, William
Adm. sizar at Emmanuel, 19 Jun., 1647. Of Lancashire. Probably s. of Roger, mercer, of Preston, Lancashire, deceased. Bapt. there, 16 Nov., 1628. Matric. 1647; B.A. 1650/1. Buried 02 Mar., 1651/2, at Preston. (J. Parker.)

Whalley, Bertha
Matric Girton College 1884 b. Blackburn 1865:09:20 dau. of John Whalley Accountant and bank manager of Blackburn dau. of Mary Markland Address 10 Hawthorne Road, King’s Norton, Birmingham. Educ. priv. school Blackburn, Bradford High School, Preston High School, Girton College 1884-1887:04ET: Math.Trip., Pt I, Cl.II 1887 Math. Mistress: Preston High School 1888-92 Assistant Mistress: King Edward’s Girls’ School Birmingham, 1897-1925

Whish, John Charles
Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 27, 1835. Matric. Michs. 1835; B.A. (36 th Wrangler) 1839; M.A. 1843. Ord. deacon, 1839; priest, 1840; C. of Preston, Lancashire. C. of Christ Church, Cheltenham, 1842-3. V. of Holy Trinity, East Peckham, Kent, 1843-93. Author, The First Cause, a Treatise on the Being and Attributes of God; Paraphrase of Minor Prophets; Theory of Creation, etc. Died June 6, 1893, aged 78. Father of Albert E. (1870). (Boase, VI. 843; Clergy List; Crockford; The Guardian, June 14, 1893.)

White, Richard
Adm. pens. (age 20) at Peterhouse, 13 Jun., 1668. Of Lancashire. Doubtless s. of Christopher, of Goosnargh, Lancashire. School, Blackburn. Matric. 1668. Migrated to Emmanuel, 14 Aug., 1669. B.A. 1671/2; M.A. 1675. V. of Chipping, Lancashire, 1672-92. V. of Whalley, 1694-1703. Married Hannah, dau. of Henry Atherton, of Preston, 20 Dec., 1673. Buried at Whalley, 19 Nov., 1703. (J. Parker.)

Whitehead, Arthur
Adm. pens. at Trinity, June 1, 1880. S. of James, of Brindle Lodge, near Preston, Lancashire. B. Mar. 1, 1862, at Preston. School, Clifton College. Matric. Michs. 1880; B.A. 1884; M.A. 1887. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Mar. 29, 1882. Called to the Bar, June 1, 1890. Died Nov. 9, 1898. (Clifton Coll. Reg.; Law Lists; Inns of Court.)

Whitehead, Thomas
Adm. sizar at Jesus, 04 Jul., 1681. Of Lancashire. Perhaps s. of Thomas (1628). Matric. 1681; Scholar, 1684; B.A. 1684/5. Ord. deacon (Chester) 25 Sep., 1687; priest, 15 Jun., 1690. C. of Bradshaw Chapel, 1687. Master of Preston Grammar School, 1689:09:30-1689:11.

Whitehead, Thomas
Adm. pens. (age 18) at St John’s, 19 May, 1704. 2nd s. of Benjamin. B. at Preston, Lancashire. School, Sedbergh. Adm. at Lincoln’s Inn, 29 Jun., 1705, and at Gray’s Inn, 22 Apr., 1714.

Whitehead, Thomas
Adm. pens. (age 19) at Peterhouse, Oct. 10, 1765; Fell.-Com., Apr. 7, 1769. Of Lancashire. [S. of Richard, of Manchester, formerly an agent of the Derby family in Preston, and High Sheriff of Lancashire. in 1759. School, Manchester Grammar.] Matric. Michs. 1765; Scholar, 1767; B.A. 1770; M.A. 1773. Fellow, 1770. Ord. priest (Peterb.), 1770. R. of Eccleston, Lancashire, 1770-1812. Married and had issue. Died May 26, 1812, aged 66, at Preston. (Manchester Sch. Reg.; T. A. Walker, 328; Northamptonshire. Clergy.)

Whitley, William Thomas
Adm. at King’s, Oct. 8, 1879. S. of Thomas, of Orleans, Ontario Canada, Canada, (and Emma Bradley Rooke). B. May 16, 1861, in London. Schools, University College School, London, and University School, Hastings. Matric. Michs. 1879; (28 th Wrangler, 1882); B.A. 1883; M.A. 1886; LL.M. 1891. Ad eundem, Melbourne, 1892; LL.D., Melbourne, 1896. Ord. to the Baptist Ministry, 1889; at Bridlington, 1889-92. Principal of the Baptist College, Victoria Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 1892-1902. Secretary of the Victorian Baptist Foreign Mission, and Tutor in Hebrew at Queen’s College, Melbourne University, 1896-1902. Minister of Fishergate Baptist Church, Preston and at Droitwich, 1902-28. Served on the Executive of the Baptist World Alliance. Secretary and Editor of the Baptist Historical Society from 1908. Married (1) 1890, Alice Elizabeth. Goodman; (2) 1896, Sarah, dau. of John Walker, of Melbourne. Author, Witness of History to Baptist Principles; Story of Droitwich, etc. Died Nov. 17, 1942. (King’s Coll. Reg., 110; Camb. Yearbook; Scottish Biogs.)

Wilcockson, John Howson
Adm. (age 19) at Caius, Oct. 1, 1879. S. of -, deceased [and Mrs Wilcockson, of Brookhouse Hall, Caton, Lancaster]. B. [May 16, 1859], at Preston, Lancashire. School, Giggleswick. Matric. Michs. 1879; B.A. 1883; M.A. 1888. Ord. deacon (Chester), 1883; priest, 1884; C. of Altrincham, 1883-5. P.C. of Weston Point, Cheshire, 1885-93. V. of Henbury, 1893-1904. V. of Tarvin, 1904-23. Married, Sept. 23, 1884, Helena Mary, eldest dau. of W. Jackson, M.R.C.S., of Bolton-le-Sands. Died Sept. 26, 1923. (Giggleswick Sch. Reg.; Venn, II. 438; Crockford.)

Wildbore, Augustine
Matric. pens. from St John’s, Easter 1607. S. of Godfrey, of Glinton, Northamptonshire. B. c 1590. Migrated to Sidney, 11 Feb., 1608/9. B.A. 1610/1; M.A. 1614; B.D. 1621; D.D. 1633. Ord. deacon (Peterb.) 30 May, 1613; priest, 19 Jun., 1614. V. of Garstang, Lancashire, 1621-45. V. of Preston, 1626-30. V. of Lancaster, 1630-43, sequestered. Married Anne Chadderton, of Wigan, in 1618. Buried at Duffield, Derbyshire, 19 Apr., 1654. Admon. (P.C.C.) Oct., 1654. (Vis. of Northants., 1618; R. Stewart-Brown.)

Williams, Hiram Loftus
Matric. Non-Coll., Michs. 1891; B.A. 1894; M.A. 1900. Ord. deacon (Wakefield, for Ripon), 1894; priest (Ripon), 1896; C. of St Andrew’s, Bradford, 1894-7. C. of Holy Trinity, Hampstead, 1897-8. C. of St Nicholas, Gloucester, 1898-1901. Association Secretary (North district), London Jews Society, 1901-7. V. of St Mark’s, Preston, Lancashire, 1907-18. V. of Mytton, Yorkshire, 1918-25. V. of Wilshaw, 1925-31. Died in Oct. 1931, at Oxford. (Crockford; The Guardian, Oct. 9, 1931.)

Wilson, John
Adm. sizar at St John’s, May 15, 1843; re-adm. pens. Oct. 11, 1843. S. of John, silversmith, of Peterborough (and Elizabeth). B. there, Jan. 13, 1820. School, King’s College, London (Mr Hall). Matric. Michs. 1843. Migrated to Clare, Mar. 23, 1844; B.A. 1847; M.A. 1850. Ord. deacon (Chester), 1847; priest, 1848; C. of St John’s, Preston, Lancashire, 1847-50. C. of Docking, Norfolk, 1851-4. P.C. of St James’s, Preston, Lancashire, 1854-76. Married Maria Elizabeth, eldest dau. of the Rev. Canon Parr, sometime R. of Preston [?]. Died Mar. 27, 1876. Father of Wolstenholme M. O. (1875). (The Times, Apr. 1, 1876; Clergy List.)

Wilson, Wolstenholme Murray Owen
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 8, 1875. [3rd] s. of the Rev. John (1843), of Preston, Lancashire. (and Maria Elizabeth). B. there. Bapt. Apr. 12, 1857. [School, Melbourne, Australia.] Matric. Michs. 1875; B.A. and LL.B. 1880. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Nov. 16, 1877. Called to the Bar, Nov. 17, 1882. Died in London, July 2, 1947. (Law Lists; Inns of Court; Foster, Men at the Bar; F. P. White.)

Winckley, Nicholas
Adm. pens. at Jesus, 18 Nov., 1738. Of Preston, Lancashire. Doubtless s. of John, Barrister, of Lincoln’s Inn. Matric. 1738. Will (Lancaster ) 1791. (A. Gray.)

Winlaw, George Preston Kelsall
Adm. pens. at St John’s, Oct. 1, 1891. S. of the Rev. William (next) (and Jane, dau. of Preston Kelsall). B. Mar. 11, 1873, at Preston, Lancashire. School, Winchester. Matric. Michs. 1891; B.A. 1894; M.A. 1898. Ord. deacon (Ripon) 1896; priest, 1897; C. of St Stephen, Bowling, Bradford, 1896-7. C. of Cheltenham, 1898-9. R. of Morden, Surrey (succeeding his father), 1899-1913. V. of Holy Trinity, Sydenham, Kent, 1913-20. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Second Lieut., R.A.S.C.). Assistant Master at a Prep. School at Seaford, 1921-2. Acting Chaplain at Wrekin College, 1922. Head Master of Observatory House School, Westgate, 1923-4. C. of Christ Church, Clifton, 1925-6. R. of Telscombe with Piddinghoe, Sussex, 1926-31. R. of Houghton Conquest with Houghton Gildaple, Bedfordshire, 1931-45. Perm. to off., dio. of Winchester, 1946-8. C. of Knysna, Cape Province, 1949-50. Of Grahamstown, in 1952. Married, July 17, 1901, Minnie, dau. of S. J. Ashley, of Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Author, History of Houghton Conquest Church. (Winchester Coll. Reg. and add.; Crockford.)

Winlaw, William
Adm. sizar at St John’s, Oct. 13, 1854; a ‘Ten-year man.’ S. of George (and Elizabeth). B. Dec. 12, 1815, at Berwick-upon-Tweed. [Schools, Blackburn Independent Academy and Lancashire Independent College, Manchester. At Edinburgh University; and at King’s College, London, 1854.] Matric. Easter, 1882; B.D. (Stat. Eliz.) 1882. Congregational Minister at Wellington, Somerset, 1845-50; at Middleton, Lancashire, 1852-3. Ord. deacon (Manchester) 1855; priest, 1856; C. of St Peter’s, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, 1855-7. C. of St Paul’s, Preston, 1857-9. P.C. of St Luke’s, Preston, 1859-78. R. of Morden, Surrey, 1878-99. Married, May 3, 1866, Jane, only dau. of P. Kelsall, of Lytham, Lancashire. Died Mar. 10, 1900, at Morden. Father of the above. (Scott, MSS.; Boase, VI. 928; Ind. Coll., Manchester, List; Crockford; The Times, Mar. 13, 1900.)

Winstanley, John Arthur
Adm. pens. (age 19) at Pembroke, July 2, 1874. [3rd] s. of William, Esq., deceased, of Chaigeley Manor, near Clitheroe, Lancashire. (and Charlotte Lavinia, dau. of Alfred Lowe). B. [June 15, 1856], at Preston. Matric. Michs. 1874. Captain, Royal Sherwood Foresters, 1880. (Burke, L.G.; Army Lists.)

Wood, Charles Harrison
Adm. pens. at Christ’s, Feb. 26, 1844. S. of Christopher. B. [Mar. 5, 1825], at Oaken, near Wolverhampton. School, Beckbury. Matric. Michs. 1844; LL.B. 1851. Ord. deacon (Manchester), 1850; priest, 1851; C. of St George’s, Preston, 1850-62; P.C. there, 1862-99. Died May 2, 1899. (Peile, II. 486 and err.; Clergy List; Crockford.)

Worthington, William Robert
Adm. pens. at Corpus Christi, July 3, 1854. Of Yorkshire. Matric. Michs. 1854; Scholar, 1855; B.A. 1859; M.A. 1865. Ord. deacon (Chester), 1859; priest, 1860; C. of Cheadle, Chesh., 1859-61. C. of St James, Manchester, 1861. C. of Tickenhall, Derbyshire, 1861-4. C. of St Lawrence, York, 1864-7. C. of Pickering, Yorkshire, 1867-9. C. of Leesfield, Lancashire, 1871. C. of St Mary’s, Preston, 1873-5. C. of Runcorn, 1875-6. Chaplain to Price’s candle works, Bromborough Pool, Birkenhead, 1876-93. Lic. Pr., dios. of Chester and Liverpool, 1901-13. Latterly of Rock Ferry, Birkenhead and of Round House, Stapeley, Nantwich. Disappears from Crockford, 1914.

Wright, Walter Melville
Adm. pens. (age 19) at Caius, June 16, 1832. S. of the Rev. John Browne (1789), of Reedham, Norfolk. B. in London. School, Islington Proprietary. Matric. Michs. 1832. Ord. deacon (Ely, for Norwich), 1836; priest (Ely), 1840. C. of Naughton, Suffolk, 1845-6. V. of Shalford, Essex, 1847-8. V. of Stow-Bedon, Norfolk, 1848-50. Chaplain to the Royal Artillery, Woolwich, 1851-8; to the garrison at Chichester, 1859-60; at Sheerness, 1861-4; at Birr, 1865-6; at Limerick, 1867-8; at Aldershot, 1869-70; at Preston, 1871-5. Author, Sermons. Latterly of Belfield Cottage, Rodwell, Weymouth. Died June 15, 1888. (Boase, VI. 965; Venn, II. 219; Clergy List; Crockford.)

Young, John
Adm. pens. at Christ’s, Oct. 1, 1897. [Eldest] s. of the Rev. John (Trin. Coll., Dublin), R. of Blore-Ray, Derbyshire. B. [Aug. 10, 1878], at Blore. School, St John’s Foundation, Leatherhead. Matric. Michs. 1897; B.A. 1900; M.A. 1904. Ord. deacon (York), 1901; priest, 1902; C. of Wombwell, Yorkshire, 1901-4. C. of St George’s, Doncaster, 1904-5. C. of St Mark’s, Broomhall, Sheffield, 1905-7. V. of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, 1907-16. V. of St Paul’s, Preston, 1916-19. V. of St Michael-le-Belfry, York, 1919-23. V. of Pontefract, Yorkshire, 1923-8. Hon. Canon of Wakefield, 1927-36. V. of East Ardsley, 1928-36. V. of Thirsk, 1936-42. Married, 1907, Winifred, dau. of J. D. Webster, Esq., of Sheffield. Disappears from Crockford, 1948. (Reg. of St John’s Sch., Leatherhead; Peile, II, 818.)

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