No 169

The Revd Mr Braine having obtained the Mastership of a school at Camberwell*, resigned his place as Usher at Westminster, and in consequence Miss Stelfox’s Boarding House was left without an Usher, and Williamson not chusing to engage an Usher to supply his place, caused Miss Stelfox’s Boarding House to be shut up and the Boys in it to be distributed between the Houses kept by Miss Scott and the Revd Mr Bentall.

Richard Pelham Warren

Princeps Oppidanus

*The school of which Braine obtained the mastership was at Stockwell and not Camberwell

Rob. H. Hurst

No 168

A Rowing Match having been agreed upon between Preston and Astley (TB) versus Savile and Drew (KS), Roberts through jealousy, on account of their not using his boats (which are considerably too heavy to race in) informed Williamson of it, who instantly stopped it, and set the parties concerned in it an Impositions of such a nature as to prevent them from racing for the remainder of the half.

R.P. Warren
Princeps Oppidanus

No 167

On the 29th of July 1834 the annual Grand Match between the TB’s and KS’s was played in Tothill Fields and terminated in favour of the TB who were victors by a majority of 92 – Barnett Senior beat the King’s Scholars in both Innings off his own bat

K.S.

Taunton
Smith
Grey
Fisher
Savile
Stedman
Mahony
Murray
Brickdale
Page
Howard

T.B.

Cocks
Lee*
Bromley
Barnett Junr
Barnett Sen.
March
Whittaker
Dodson
Coxe
Bower*
Randolph

Scorers – Vernon – Warren

Those marked with an asterisk are Home Boarders

R.P. Warren P.O.

No 166

On Friday June 11th 1834 the annual grand match was played in Tothill Fields, between the Town Boys who had not played in the Grand Match of the preceding year and the Lamprobaticks, in which the former were beaten by 102 Runs in one innings

Town Boys

Farrer
Bower*
Coxe
Randolph
Dodson
Peel
Lee*
Milman
Green
Bromley
Cocks

K. Scholars

Howard
Fisher
Vernon
Mahoney
Brickdale
Drew
Gray
Smith
Barnes
Balston
Feilde

Those marked with an asterisk are Home Boarders

R.P. Warren
Prin. Opp.

No 165

A challenge having been sent to the Etonians to play us at cricket a refusal was returned. Their reason for refusing us which they alleged was that they never had time to play more than two matches, and that they always played with Harrow and Winchester, so that unless one of the above mentioned schools declined the contest they could not play with us.

R.P. Warren
Princeps Oppidanus

No 163

On Wednesday June 25th 1834 the Annual Match between the Present Westminsters and the Old Westminster Club, took place in Tothill Fields, in which the latter were beaten with five wickets to go down.

Old Westrs

Col. Lowther
Alfrey
Dasent
Ellison
Hodgson
Smale
May
Dunlop
Tattersal
Carrow
Troward

Young Westrs

*Fisher
Barnett Sen
*Murray
Barnett Junr
*Savile
Hurst
*Mahony
*Stedman
Whittaker
March
*Brickdale

Those marked with an asterisk are K.S.

R.P. Warren
P.O.

No 161

Musical Festival in the Abbey – June 24th-26th-28th July

At this Festival, as at the former one, the whole school had seats in the Abbey. These seats were in the Quoir, and from them little or nothing of the company could be seen, but the music was heard to great advantage. We took our seats at about half past eleven, and the music ended at a little after four.

R.P. Warren
Prin. Opp.