No 107

The following is a list of the Sixth at Christmas, 1829 –

Frere  *
Frere  *
White  *
Ludlow
Coote  *
Milman  *
Blackall
R. Colborne
Clinton  *
Harrison
Osborn
Gage
Greensill  *
Jones
Renaud
Capes
Borradaile
Wingfield
Cornish
Milman  *
Templer
Lascelles  *

(22)

J.T. Ludlow H.B.

Those marked with an asterisk are Home boarders

No 105

This year Williamson instituted an examination on paper of both T.B. and K.S. to take place half yearly in the Museum, in the work done in the form the preceding half year; and according to the answers given, altering the respective places of each T.B.

J.T. Ludlow H.B.

Note. This Williamson has now increased, so that there are 3 at least if not 4 examinations yearly.

J. Preston Op.

No 104

On Tuesday the 20th of July the annual Cricket Match was played between the T.B. and K.S. which was won by the latter by 172 runs.

The following were the Players

Town Boys

Williams
Bainbridge
Borradaile
Markham
Jesson
Cubitt
Keating
Marten Senr
Robinson
Marten Junr
Moore

R. Colborne Scorer

King’s Scholars

Mayne
Wrottesly
Day
Smith
Hue
Hussy
Eales
Ellison
Lascelles
Tattersall
Carrow

Cother Scorer

The Luncheon was supplied this year by Gunter of Berkley Square

P.P. Williams Head Boarder.

No 103

Williamson, having learnt from Preston that some of the K.S. came back from Putney, after the race, quite drunk, thought proper to punish two of the worst; namely, Hussey and Croke; the former of whom he put down in his election and gave the latter the choice either of being flogged or expelled; but he being a senior, very properly chose expulsion rather than degrade his election by being flogged.

P.P. Williams Head Boarder.

No 102

On the reception of a letter from the Etonians (their holydays having commenced) challenging us to row them at Sunbury; we returned an answer to this purpose that we should be very happy to row them any distance within reach of Westminster; but that it would be quite impossible for us to go to the place above mentioned, as time would not allow of it.  Upon this, Lord Waterford the stroke of the Eton boat came down to Westminster, and it was settled at last that we should row from Putney Bridge to Hammersmith, and back on the 27th of July.  Accordingly at 5 o’clock on that day the Westminster rowers proceeded to Putney in a Barouch and four, when on their arrival they found their boat and steerer ready for them.  At ¼ to 7, all prepared to start, they set off, the Westminsters taking the lead; but on arriving off Craven Cottage the Etonians came alongside, and gradually gained on them till they arrived at Hammersmith bridge; when they were about 200 yards ahead, but the Westminsters having just got into proper time, on their return to Putney had gained considerably on the Etonians; the Etonians finally won by about 100 yards.  Had the race been continued on to Westminster Bridge, there is no doubt but that the Westminsters would have won.  The race being finished the parties dined together at the Star and Garter, Putney.  The following were the Rowers

Ley
Preston
Bainbridge
Wrottesley x
Smith x
Mayne x
Hussey  x
Croke  x
Steerer
Bruwell

Umpire
W. Page (O.W.)

P.P. Williams H.B.

No 101

On Friday the 26th of June, the annual Cricket Match was played between the Townboys who had not played in the grand match, and the Lamprobaticks, which was won by the former by 32 Runs.  The following were the players –

Williams
R. Colborne
Keating
Dean
Robinson
Moore
Turner
Marten Junr
Saville
Templer
Palmer

JH Preston
Head Boarder

No 100

Tho’ Ditch Leaping was prohibited by Goodenough last year, it was carried into effect as usual on the 1st and 17th of March (1829) the 1st the weather was so very severe that only five went, but on 17th a larger field assembled tho’ still few in number from the number out of school with colds, coughs, measles &c there has been more illness lately in the school than has been known for many years.

E.H. Greathed
Prin. Opp.

No 99

It is intended henceforward that no King Scholar should stay over the election, it is declared that interest is to have no effect, that it is to be decided by merit alone, and that every one is to have an equal chance whether that will be the case is to be seen hereafter.

E.H. Greathed
Prin. Opp.

That this would be the most fair and equitable way, I think there is no room for doubting but I can safely answer that if ever such a rule was made (and there seems to be the less reason for thinking so) it has been to my certain knowledge very often grossly violated.

Added by J. Preston 1845