In consequence of the resignation of the Revd. John Campbell at the Christmas Vacation 1818 a Cup was presented to him raised by the subscription of those Boys then boarding at Miss Bests (the house of which he had been the Usher) and those King Scholars then in College who when Town Boys boarded at that House.

George Bowen Prin. Oppidans

Added Feb 18th 1820 By RL Benton Prin. Oppidans

No 17

After a short and sudden illness on the 29th day of August 1818. The Revd J.W. Dodd departed this life in the 57th year of his age having been usher of the school 34 years.  To perpetuate whose memory the Boarders and Mrs Packharniss’ erected a monument in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey. The following are the names of the subscribers.


G. Bowen

C. Floyer

R. Berners

P.J. Ferrers

R.B. Berens

T.J. Wyld

T.H. Dyke

A.B. Lechmere

W.P. Knight

B.B. Williams

J.C. Grainger

T.J. Rocke

A.W. Gregory

C.J. Gooch

C. Markham

W.T. Wyld

R. Drummond


W. Dowdeswell

H. Arbuthnot

P.R. Hoare

C.B. Curties

N.M. Ellis

G.R. Paul

B. Tabbot

C.W. Tryon

E. Ombler

W.P. Amherst

F. Amherst

T. Tryon

S. Smith

G. Fludyer

William Money

T. L. Freer

B.C. Money


C.O.S. Morgan

G. Arbuthnot

M. Tierney

Viscount Stormont

G. Thomton

H. Brown

A. Corbet

W.N. Gresley

J. Tryon

W.L. Wall

E. D. O’Reily

G.J. Forester

J. Douglas

W. Douglas

F.G.M. Desanges


George Bowen, Head Boarder

No 16

March 26th

A dispute having arisen between the head Boarder and the head boy of the Town Boys (a half boarder) concerning this book, whether it should be vested in the hands of a Home Boarder or not, it was referred to the Sixth who by a large majority decided that in future it should always be placed in the hands of the Head Boarder.

George Bowen, Head Boarder