Biographies of members and employees of Oxford colleges and halls

Notes

People are listed under their final college (some were undergraduates at other colleges)

There are still many biographies of people connected to the University not yet completed.

Only seven colleges were in the “catchment area” of the cemetery in the nineteenth century, namely:

St Mary Magdalen parish (3): Balliol College ♦ Trinity College ♦ St John’s College south
St Michael-at-the-Northgate parish (2): Exeter College ♦ Jesus College
St Paul’s district chapelry (1): Worcester College
St Giles’s parish (1+): Keble College ♦ the northern part of St John’s College

Some people attached to other colleges were also buried in the cemetery, however, because their final home was in one of the relevant parishes.

College

Name linked to biography

Position

Balliol

Edward CAIRD*
(1835–1908)

Master of Balliol from 1893 to 1907

John CASTELL
(1791–1873)

Common Room man at Balliol from 1851

Alfred DAVENPORT
(1849–1932)

Graduate of Balliol; solicitor

Albert Venn DICEY*
(1835–1922)

Graduate of Balliol; Vinerian Professor Civil Law; Fellow of Balliol from 1886

Robinson ELLIS
(1834–1913)

Undergraduate at Balliol;
see also under Trinity College

John FARMER
(1835–1901)

Organist at Balliol from 1885; initiated the Sunday evening concerts

George FERRIS
(1802–1876)

Servant of Balliol

Thomas Hill GREEN*
(1836–1882)

Whyte's Professor of Moral Philosophy; Fellow and Senior Dean of Balliol

Arthur Hibble HIGGS
(1850–1915)

Graduate of Balliol; private tutor in Classics for the rest of his career

Benjamin JOWETT*
(1817–1893)

Master of Balliol from 1870 to 1893

Matthew KNIGHT
(1817–1886)

Butler to the Master of Balliol.
His daughter Martha Jane Knight was the college houskeeper, and his son Matthew John Knight was Secretary to the Master

Edwin PONSFORD
(c.1828–1871)

Balliol coachman before his marriage, and then a bedmaker there

George Uglow POPE
(1820–1908)

Tamil scholar and Christian missionary, who was appointed Chaplain and Fellow of Balliol in 1888

Charles James Coverly PRICE
(1838–1905)

Undergraduate at Balliol: see also under Exeter College

Henry John Stephen SMITH
(1826–1883)

Graduate of Balliol, Savilian Professor of Geometry from 1861, and Fellow of Balliol from 1850; Keeper of the University Museum

Francis John Chesshyre WALKER
(1850–1871)

Undergraduate of Balliol who shot himself in his college rooms

The Revd Henry WALL
(1810–1873)

Fellow of Balliol; junior Bursar from 1842 and Senior Bursar from 1844; Praelector of Logic

Thomas WHEELER
(1844–1883)

Cook & Manciple of Balliol, who died aged 39; the Master of Balliol read his burial service

Charles WHITEHEAD
(1817–1866)

Servant at Balliol in 1851; see also under Worcester College

John William WOOD
(1822–1870)

Cook & Manciple at Balliol by 1851

Brasenose

Henry Casson Barnes BAZELY
(1842–1883)

Undergraduate at Brasenose; then took the degree of Bachelor of Civil Law; Lay Preacher of the Church of Scotland

Horace Evelyn CLAYTON
(1842–1883)

Undergraduate at Brasenose; Vicar of St Mary Magdalen Church in Oxford from 1884: see also under Magdalen College

William Waters HARRISON
(1827–1891)

Undergraduate at Brasenose
The last of the Yeoman Bedels

Hugh Francis O’HANLON
(1842–1867)

Undergraduate at Brasenose: see also under Lincoln College

Henry SADLER
(1830–1871)

Servant at Brasenose who suffered from depression and drowned in the canal

Christ
Church

John BAKER
(1842–1883)

Servitor at Christ Church; Chaplain, & Master of Christ Church Cathedral School from 1853 to 1858

Alfred Denny BLOTT
(1817–1868)

Former stationmaster involved in a personal scandal who was appointed Deputy Treasurer (Steward) of Christ Church

John CHAUNDY
(1834–1890)

Printseller who was also for 17 years a Lay Clerk at Christ Church Cathedral

Alfred Millard William CHRISTOPHER
(1820–1913)

Rector of St Aldate’s Church who was made an Honorary Canon of Christ Church in 1886

David Vavasor DURELL
(1798–1865)

Chairman of the Oxford Canal Company and Cambridge graduate who was incorporated M.A. at the University of Oxford by Christ Church in 1829

Joseph FAULKNER
(1812/13–1903)

Cook & Manciple (Steward) of Christ Church to 1880

John GARBUTT
(c.1824–1895)

Former soldier who was porter of Christ Church from c.1864 to c,1880

Henry Tresawna GERRANS
(1858–1921)

Undergraduate at Christ Church;
see also Worcester College

Alfred HACKMAN
(1811–1874)

Servitor of Christ Church; Chaplain there (1837) and Precentor (1841); Vicar of St Paul's Church, Oxford (1844); Bodley’s Librarian

Henry Auber HARVEY
(1824–1910)

Undergraduate at Christ Church, then a Student [= Fellow] there; 
Vicar of St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford from 1876

William Henry HORN
(1830–1919)

Cook at Christ Church by 1862; see also The Queen's College

Richard KEYS
(1788–1863)

Under-Sacristan (Verger) of Christ Church Cathedral for 46 years

William MORRISON
(1831/2–1895)

Servitor at Christ Church, and later its Chaplain;
Vicar of Midsomer Norton, Somerset from 1867 to the 1890s

James Bowling MOZLEY
(1813–1878)

Appointed Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford and a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral in 1871

Richard NORRIS
(1821–1876)

Manciple of Christ Church by 1851

Daniel PARSONS (1822/3–1874)
Mrs Charlotte Elizabeth PARSONS (1819/20–1896)

Daniel and his wife were both servants of Christ Church at the time of their marriage in 1861; see also Oriel College

Nathaniel PARSONS junior
(1848–1921)

Servant to Richard Jelf, Canon of Christ Church by 1871; see also St John's College

Nicholas Joachim POGOSE (1852–1872)

Died when an undergraduate at Christ Church, aged 20

James RIDGWAY
(1826–1881)

Principal of Culham Training College, appointed Honorary Canon of Christ Church in 1870

Edward James STONE
(1831–1897)

Radcliffe Observer; incorporated at the University of Oxford from Christ Church in 1879

Alfred TARRANT
(1825–1869)

Bedmaker

Guðbrandur VIGFÚSSON
(1827–1889)

Icelandic scholar; Lecturer with Common Room rights at Christ Church

Corpus 
Christi

Thomas Henry BRIDGES
(1836–1849)

Young son of the President of Corpus

Moses HOLLIDAY
(1805–1878)

Manciple, later Bailiff of Corpus;
also University Verger

Arthur Ernest JOLLIFFE
(1871–1944)

Undergraduate; then Fellow of Corpus from 1891 to 1920,
and Honorary Fellow from 1931

Edward MARSHALL
(1815–1899)

Scholar and then Fellow of Corpus; Curate of St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford

Exeter

 

Thomas Elderfield BOSSOM
(1819–1893)

Former compositor who was Porter of Corpus from 1857 to 1892

William DUKE
(1833–1903)

Common Room man at Exeter College

John Charles Richard FREEBORN
(1853–1932)

Undergraduate at Exeter College; surgeon & physician

William Hender GILLBEE
(1831–1851)

Drowned in the river near Iffley when an undergraduate at Exeter College

Thomas HEWLETT
(1813/14–1862)

Common Room man at Exeter College for 35 years

Charles James Coverly PRICE
(1838–1905)

Fellow of Exeter College

Edward SCHÖNBERG
(1863–1886)

Drowned in Black Jack's Hole in the Upper Thames at the age of 23 when an undergraduate at Exeter College

Jonathan STRINGER
(1806–1869)

Butler of Exeter College by 1841

John Ernest WALSH
(1863–1891)

Undergraduate at Exeter College; Curate at Deptford

Hertford 

 

(Magdalen
Hall)

Manuel John JOHNSON
(1805–1859)

Undergraduate at Magdalen Hall; Radcliffe Observer from 1839 to his death

John PANTING
(c.1811–1871)

Undergraduate at Magdalen Hall (matriculated aged 35)

James Edwin Thorold ROGERS
(1823–1890)

Undergraduate at Magdalen College;
see also under Worcester College

Joseph Skipper TREACHER
(1816–1912)

Undergraduate at Magdalen Hall: see also under Merton College

George WATKINS
(c.1801–1888)

Manciple of Magdalen Hall

George WARING
(1807–1878)

Cambridge graduate incorporated into the University of Oxford by Magdalen Hall at the age of 47

Jesus

William Dukinfield ASTLEY
(1826/7–1848)

Died when an undergraduate at Jesus College at the age of 21

John GARLICK senior
(c.1815–1851)

Porter of Jesus College by 1840

Arthur Ernest JOLLIFFE
(1871–1944)

Assistant Tutor from 1903 to 1920, and Honorary Fellow from 1934

William WAY
(1811–1880)

Porter of Jesus College by 1860

Keble

Richard BREATHWITT
(1832–1874)

Clerk of Works of Keble College who fell to his death when inspecting building work at the top of the chapel in 1874

William Douglas CAPEL
(1871–1895)

Organ Scholar at Keble College who died of rheumatic fever at the age of 23

Lincoln

William Bottomley DUGGAN
(1844–1904)

Undergraduate of Lincoln College; Vicar of St Paul’s Church, Oxford from 1871

Frederick METCALFE
(1815–1885)

Fellow of Lincoln College from 1844 and Vicar of St Michael's Church, Oxford

Hugh Francis O’HANLON
(1842–1867)

Committed suicide in his lodgings just four months after his appointment as a Fellow of Lincoln College in 1867

James RIDGWAY
(1826–1881)

Undergraduate of Lincoln College: see also under Christ Church

Henry Joseph TURRELL
(1825–1898)

Undergraduate at Lincoln College; founder of Turrell’s Hall

Magdalen

Horace Evelyn CLAYTON
(1842–1883)

Chaplain of Magdalen from 1879; Vicar of St Mary Magdalen Church in Oxford from 1884

James Bowling MOZLEY
(1813–1878)

Appointed Fellows' Chaplain at Magdalen College in 1887:
see also under Oriel and Christ Church

Frederick SYMONDS
(1813–1881)

matriculated at the University of Oxford as a privileged Chirurgeon (surgeon) in 1843. Created M.A. from Magdalen College in 1870

John Obadiah WESTWOOD
(1805–1893)

Hope Professor of Zoology; admitted to honorary degree of MA in 1861; and elected Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College in 1880

Merton

Erasmus Austin OMMANNEY
(1850–1938)

Naval Commander admitted as an undergraduate of Merton College at the age of 28; Vicar of St Michael's, Southsea

William Arthur PESTERRE
(1842–1885)

Undergraduate at Merton College; tutor at Oxford

Joseph Skipper TREACHER
(1816–1912)

Keeper of the Hope Collection of Engravings in the Bodleian Library; Vicar of St John the Baptist Church, Oxford; Chaplain of Merton 1860–1879

New
College

William Thomas Howell ALLCHIN
(1843–1883)

Undergraduate at New College; see also under St John's College

Bulkeley BANDINEL
(1781–1861)

Undergraduate at New College; Bodley’s Librarian for 47 years to 1860; Delegate of the University Press

Horace Evelyn CLAYTON
(1842–1883)

Chaplain of New College from 1879; Vicar of St Mary Magdalen Church in Oxford from 1884

George FARRANT
(1813–1892)

Senior Common Room man of New College

Nathaniel PARSONS senior
(1814/15–1866)

Servant at New College by 1844

Oriel

James Bowling MOZLEY
(1813–1878)

Undergraduate of Oriel College: see also under Christ Church

Daniel PARSONS
(1822/3–1874)

Bed-maker of Oriel College at the time of his death in 1874:
see also under Christ Church

Edward Hornsey WHITBREAD
(1838–1883)

Manciple of Oriel College

Pembroke

Arthur John SAVAGE
(1839–1896)

Footman to Francis Jeune, Master of Pembroke

Robert MAIN
(1808–1878)

Radcliffe Observer from 1860 to his death; incorporated as M.A. by Pembroke College

Queen’s

William Henry HORN
(1830–1919)

Cook and Manciple of The Queen's College by 1865

John LOCKEY
(1814–1875)

Cook and Manciple of The Queen's College from c.1830s to c.1865

St Edmund
Hall

James RAY
(1826–1894)

Bedmaker at St Edmund Hall by 1851;
see also under Trinity College

St Alban
Hall

Stephen REAY
(1782–1861)

Vice-Principal of St Alban Hall; Sub-Librarian of the Bodleian; Laudian Professor of Arabic

The Revd Henry WALL
(1810–1873)

Undergraduate at St Alban Hall and later Vice-Principal.
See also under Balliol College

St John’s

William Thomas Howell ALLCHIN
(1843–1883)

Organist of St John's College

Moses Thomas ALLNUTT
(1817–1907)

Butler to the President of St John's College by 1851

George DORRILL
(1821–1885)

Bedmaker

Nathaniel PARSONS junior
(1848–1921)

Butler to the President of St John's College by 1881; and his second wife Elizabeth Parsons was an upper housemaid of the President

Veargitt William MAUGHAN
(1863–1888)

Died after a short illness at the age of 25 when undergraduate at St John's College

Thomas Collins SNOW
(1852–1926)

Fellow of St John's College

 

Trinity

Thomas CHAMBERLAIN
(1790–1865)

Bedmaker at Trinity College by 1827

James CLIFTON
(1820–1890)

Bedmaker at Trinity College from 1852 to 1881

Albert Venn DICEY
(1835–1922)

Won Fellowship by Examination at Trinity College in 1860.
See also under Balliol College

Robinson ELLIS
(1834–1913)

Fellow of Trinity College from 1858; Vice-President there from 1879 to 1894; Professor of Latin and Honorary Fellow of Trinity from 1894

Edward Reynolds KELLY
(1810–1882)

Porter at Trinity College by 1861

George OSBORNE
(1805–1876)

Servant at Trinity College from c.1830 to 1876

James Adey OGLE
(1792–1857)

Undergraduate at Trinity College; Regius Professor of Medicine from 1851

Henry Francis PELHAM
(1846–1907)

Undergraduate at Trinity College; Camden Professor of Ancient History from 1889; and President of the college from 1897 to his death

James PRICKETT
(1793–1881)

Butler of Trinity College by 1837, whose daughter was governess to the Liddell children at Christ Church and the model for the Red Queen

James RAY
(1826–1894)

Bedmaker at Trinity College from c.1867 to his death

William STUBBS (children of)
(1825–1901)

Three children of William Stubbs, Fellow of Trinity College;
Regius Professor of Modern History; and Bishop of Oxford

Benjamin WOOLLAMS
(c.1793–1877)

Butler of Trinity College

University
College

Henry Delacour de BRISAY
(1831–1916)

Undergraduate at University College; Diocesan Inspector of Schools

William SAVAGE
(1836–1911)

Butler at University College from at least 1867 to 1901

Wadham

John GRIFFITHS
(1806–1885)

Undergraduate at Wadham College; Sub-Warden there from 1837 to 1854; Keeper of the University Archives; and Warden of Wadham from 1871

John WALKLETT
(1825–1868)

Servant at Wadham College by 1851

Worcester

John Ellis BEST
(1849–1894)

Clerk at Worcester College who succeeded his father as butler there in 1886

Baden Henry BADEN-POWELL
(1841–1901)

Granted Honorary M.A. and made a member of Worcester College in 1894

Edward Lamley BROCKLISS
(1816–1865)

Manciple of Worcester College by 1851

George FEAD LAMERT
(1828–1870)

Army captain who became an undergraduate of Worcester College at the age of 37 in 1865

William GARRETT
(c.1829–1890)

College servant wh lived at 1 Walton Street

Henry Tresawna GERRANS
(1858–1921)

Fellow of Worcester College and Lecturer in Mathematics from 1882; Vice-Provost there; Secretary to the Delegates of Local Examinations

Joseph GRIFFIN
(1810–1880)

Servant at Worcester College by 1841

Joseph William GRIFFIN
(1845–1877)

Servant at Worcester College in the 1870s; son of the above

Samuel HARRIS
(1827–1894)

Manciple of Worcester College by 1861

James Edwin Thorold ROGERS
(1823–1890)

Lecturer at Worcester College from 1883;
Drummond Professor of Political Economy

Harry SAYERS
(1850–1871)

Died suddenly of a fever at the age of 21 when an undergraduate of Worcester College

John WHEELER
(1811–1872)

Cook at Worcester College from 1839 to his death

Charles WHITEHEAD
(1817–1866)

Servant at Worcester College in 1841

John WILSON
(c.1781–1850)

Porter at Worcester College for 44 years
(c.1806–1850)

Non-collegiate

Frederick William BANNER
(1856–1880)

Died at the Radcliffe Infirmary at the age of 23 when still an undergraduate

Joseph Harry CARROW
(1848–1868)

Died of tuberculosis at the age of 20 when an undergraduate

Benjamin Joseph GLAZEBROOK
(1858–1879)

Died after drinking prussic acid at the age of 20 when an undergraduate

Herbert HURST
(1833–1913)

Schoolmaster who started his B.A. at the age of 48 and became an Oxford librarian and antiquarian

Herbert JACKSON
(1851–1921)

M.A. and private tutor known as “The British Workman” who coached students in his lodgings in St John Street

Alfred WINKFIELD
(1837–1917)

Surgeon who started his B.A. in 1870 at the age of 33; Surgeon of the Radcliffe Infirmary from 1878

College
unknown

Joseph DUBBER
(1831/2–1890)

College servant

Thomas HEMMINS
(c.1822–1890)

College servant

Frederick HOSIER
(1844–1896)

College servant

John JOHNSON
(1844–1913)

College servant/butler

Frederick KENDRICK
(1834–1869)

College servant

Charles NAPPER
(1817–1885)

College servant

James TELLING
(c.1822–1904)

College servant/butler

William TIMS
(1834–1866)

College servant

William WILLIAMS
(1815–1895)

College servant

John WILSON
(1838–1923)

College servant/butler/bedmaker

Worked for
University
but not
attached
to a college

Thomas Blakeman BROWN (1799–1870)

Matriculated as a privileged pistor (baker), then served as University Marshal for 30+ years

John Marriott DAVENPORT
(1809–1882)

Solicitor who was matriculated as a privileged person in 1866

John HAINES junior
(1821/2–1881)

Yeoman Bedel of Jurisprudence at the University; matriculated as a privileged person in 1851

Henry Smith HARPER
(c.1820–1887)

Assistant librarian at the Bodleian by 1840; Yeoman Bedel of Medicine and Arts from 1843; matriculated as a privileged person in 1847

Lorenzo LUCENA
(1807–1881)

Spanish Professor who held the Spanish Teachership at the Taylorian from 1858 until his death

Henry Joseph SHUFFREY
(1848–1928)

Assistant librarian at the Bodleian

* These prominent Balliol are buried in the St Michael section of the cemetery, despite the fact that the college was situated in St Mary Magdalen parish. Presumably the college was allowed to purchase plots near the front of the cemetery from the parish of St Michael, whose population was dwindling.

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