The following is a list of the Sixth at Xmas 1827
Those with an asterisk at the end of their names are homeboarders
The sixth dinner was unavoidably put off this year, as there was no opportunity, on account of there being no College Play.
In consequence of the death of his Royal H. Frederick, Duke of York and Albany January 5th 1827, Dr Goodenough thought fit to put off the College Play this year. We therefore broke up on the Saturday instead of the Tuesday.
On the following Friday a match was played in Tothill Fields, between some Old Westminster and some of those who had played in the regular match which was won by the former by six wickets. Those who played in the match are as follows
The annual match was played between the TB & KS as usual in Tothill Fields which was won by the latter by 16 runs; we being unlucky in being deprived of one of our best players, who was laid up by illness. Those who played were as follows
The old Tent being declared unfit for further use, a new one was purchased at the expense of the school, which cost four and twenty pounds
William Pitt Lamb
On Tuesday 11th of July the Annual Cricket Match, was played between the Townboys who had not played in the great Match, and the Lamprobaticks, which was won by the former, by one innings by a great majority; a Townboy of the name of Woodgate beating them of his own Batt. The list of the Townboys who played were as follows.
The subject of the Dean’s Prize Verse this year was “Druids”
Goodenough thinking fit to take notice of some slight disturbances, which took place about this time, came round and made a speech at the several boarding houses, severely condemning and strictly prohibiting for the future any game likely to draw fellows together such as shaving &c – adding moreover if the usher should be out of the way, in cases of any such game taking place; it was the [?] duty of the keepers of the boarding-house to give immediate information to the higher authorities
The Right Honourable Charles William Wynne having generously given a writership to be contended for by any Boy in the Sixth Form at Westminster, who chose to enter into competition, on Wednesday February 7th and Thursday the 8th. Six Candidates, Davis, Escombe, Bailey and Findlater T.B. but Home Boarders and Froude and Allen K.S. were examined in the Library by Dr Batten President of Haylebury College and Messrs Tyler and Cramer of Oxford – the subjects of Examination were the Greek and Latin Classics, Geography and Mathematics. The Examination lasted from ½ past 8 till 5 o’clock on Wednesday and being again resumed at 8 on Thursday having terminated about one o’clock on that day in favour of Escombe – Wednesday being an early Play every Boy who chose was permitted to be present at the Examination, and the Sixth Form only on Thursday –
Dr Goodenough, Mr Preston together with Mr Wynne, some of the Ushers, and their Friends were present – In a very eloquent speech at the close of the Examination the principal Elector declared both himself and his co-adjutors to be highly pleased with the performance of several candidates.