No 152

The list of the Sixth at Christmas 1833 is as follows

Robert Milman *
Edward U Sealy *
John B. Maule
Richard P. Warren
E. Augustus Milman *
Joseph Turner *
Robert Bromley
Thomas E. Preston
George Pringle *
Reginald T. Cocks
William S. W. Vaux
Calverley Bewicke
Thomas B. Lennard *
Robert H. Hurst (14)

Those marked with an asterisk are Homeboarders.

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 151

On Wednesday December 11th the sixth dinner was held as usual at Ginger’s Hotel in Bridge Street. The party consisted of all the Boarders in the Sixth with two homeboarders who were invited to join them. It was kept up till 9 o’clock with the greatest spirit.

E U Sealy President
R Milman (Homeboarder) Vice President

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 150

On Friday August 2nd a new eight oared boat was launched from Roberts, and after a bottle of wine had been broken over her bow she was christened the ‘Victoria’ amidst the enthusiastic cheers of all the Westminsters. In the evening eight fellows picked out of the whole school, rowed her up to Putney steered by an old Westminster of the name of White, where he generously gave a most splendid dinner to his crew, and a few other Westminsters who happened to be there. The evening was passed with the utmost conviviality and the health of the generous host was drank with enthusiastic cheers, he also gave a breakfast on the following morning to those who had shared his hospitality on the preceding evening. The names of those who rowed in the ‘Victoria’ were

*Moysey
R Warren
Sealy
*Monckton
*Barnes Sen
Bromley
*Farrer
Hurst

Those marked with an asterisk were Kings Scholars.

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 149

On Thursday August 1st 1833 the annual match between the present Westminsters and the old Westminsters Club was played in Tothill Fields, in which the latter were beaten with eight wickets to go down.

Old Westminsters

Col Lowther
Hodgson Senr
Allfrey
Hodgson Junr
Lee
Tattersall
Mure
*Monckton
*Barnes Senr
*Sutherland
Milman Junr

Young Westminsters

Warren
Milman
Sealy
Barnett Senr
Barnett Junr
*Sawyer
*Randolph
*Moysey
*Farmer
*Savile
*Murray

The 4 last on the Old Westminster side were present Westminsters –
Those marked with an asterisk were KS

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 148

On Tuesday July 30th 1833, the annual grand match between the KS and TBs was played on Tothill Fields in which the former were beaten with seven wickets to go down.

The players were as follows

Town Boys

Barnett Jun
Milman Sen
Barnett Sen
Warren
Sealy
Bromley Sen
Hurst
Dasent Sen
Bromley Jun
Whittaker
March

Kings Scholars

Murray
Sawyer
Moysey
Monckton
Randolph
Farrer
Barnes Sen
Savile
St John
Stedman
Taunton

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 147

On Friday July 12th 1833 the annual cricket match was played in Tothill Fields between the Townboys who had not played in the Grand Match of the preceding year and the Lamprobaticks in which the former were beaten by 112 runs.
The following were the players

Townboys

Dasent Senr
Bromley Mid
Barnett Junr
Hurst
*Milman Junr
Peel Senr
March
Dasent Junr
Dodson
Cocks Junr
*Bowen

King’s Scholars

Fisher
Monckton
Barnes Senr
Sawyer
Mahony
St. John
Vernon
Stedman
Taunton
Howard
Fielde

Those marked with an asterisk were homeboarders.

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 145

The Marylebonne Club, having expressed a wish to play a match with the Westminster Eleven on our own ground, it took place on Thursday July 11th 1833 and terminated in favour of the Marylebonne Club by 31 runs. The names of the players were as follows:

Marylebonne

Beauclerk
Parnther
Col. Lowther
Barnett
Lloyd
Ld Sandwich
Burke
Dasent
Alfrey
Ellison
Page

Westminster

P. Warren
Milman
Sealy
Barnett Sen.
Barnett Jun.
*Randolph
*Thoysey
*Sawyer
*Murray
*Farrer
*Savile

Those marked with an asterisk were Kings Scholars

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 144

In consequence of the accident mentioned in the preceding number Williamson sent round the following regulations about the water.

1st No boy is allowed to go on the water except in one of Robert’s boats, and with his permission or knowledge – and if a boy has a private boat he must keep it at Roberts and use it only when he (Robert) thinks proper.

2 The bounds are from Westminster to Hammersmith bridges

3 The Season is from Easter to Bartholomew Tide

4th No boy may stay ashore anywhere, but he may take refreshments down to the boat.

5th The boats when done with should be left at Roberts’

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 143

On Tuesday evening June 11, a most distressing accident occurred, which threw a gloom over the whole school.  Four King’s Scholars, Monckton, Stedman, Savile and Webber, went on the water on a small sailing boat belonging to Stedman, contrary to the advice of Roberts, who warned them of their danger for the wind at the time was blowing higher than the oldest inhabitants of London remembered.  They had not proceeded far before the boat was upset by a sudden squall.  Three of them swam away and were picked up.  But the fate of the fourth, Webber, was not so fortunate.  He made a few strokes but soon sunk.  Boats from Lambeth immediately put off to his assistance with drags and succeeded in finding him after he had been underwater almost ten minutes.  He was taken to the White Lion a public house on the Lambeth shore, where every possible remedy was made use of, but in vain.  On the following day an inquest was held on the body when the jury found a verdict of ‘accidental death’.  He died deeply regretted by the whole school and College in particular, who immediately went into mourning and attended his funeral.  No blame at all is attached to Roberts, who advised them not to go on, but as the boat was a private one belonging to Stedman he could not actually prevent them.  This is the first fatal accident that has occurred at Westminster on the water for upwards of 40 years.  A subscription was raised by the TBs and KS, which amounted to 12 pounds to be distributed among the watermen who lent their assistance on regaining the body.

The Dean of Ripon expressed his gratitude for the manner in which the melancholy event was regarded throughout the School, and fully satisfied that no blame was attached to any one, said that if he had a son prepared he would send him to Westminster the very next day.

E U Sealy
Head Boarder