No. 36

The Town boy & Queen’s scholars football match was played on Tuesday the … of February. We unluckily had a very weak eleven & were beaten easily by 3 games to one. The elevens were as follows. T.B. Giles Preston Whittaker Dowdeswell ii Dowdeswell iii Vidal Lucas Bovill Wylde Hurley Short   Q.S. Chepmell Yates…


An intention was expressed on the part of the T[own]B[oys] of going into mourning for Dr. Page, but Dr. Goodenough considered it would be better not to carry such an intention into effect, under all circumstances, viz the difficulty and inconvenience of every ones getting mourning but yet expressed himself pleased at the compliment paid…

No 24

The Reverend Dr Page died on the 21st of September 1819 after a painful and lingering illness, occasioned by the rupture of a Blood Vessel. He had attained his fortieth year, and had discharged the duties of Head Master of Westminster School during five years and half. Charles Floyer. Princeps Oppidanus

No 23

On Monday September the 13th the Reverend Edmund Goodenough B.D. and student of Christ Church Oxford, was appointed to the Headmastership of Westminster School, vacant by the resignation of the Reverend Dr Page, who was compelled under the visitation of a severe illness to retire from the duties of that situation. Charles Floyer. Princeps Oppidanus

No 22

On the 27th of July 1819, the annual Cricket Match between the Town Boys and the King Scholars was played in Tothill Fields, when the latter beat by three Runs. The admirable state of the Fields and the good play of each Party aided by a very favourable day, afforded a delightful sight to many…

No 21

The Reverend Geo. Preston on the 5th of October 1818 filled up the vacancy occasioned by the death of the Revd. J.W. Dodd.  Mr H. Bull and Mr S. C. Totton likewise became Ushers of Westminster in the room of the Reverend John Campbell and Mr Johnson. Charles Floyer. Princeps Oppidanus

No 19

The sum collected at the last Sixth Dinner being insufficient to defray all the expenses attaching to it, Charles Smith, generously contributed 12 £: which remained over from the Football Money of the preceding year, and consequently was his individual Perquisite. Charles Floyer. Princeps Oppidanus


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…