I am sorry to be here obliged to state that after a series of rows and bad feeling & conduct of some of the fellows, 1 of the Seniors was publicly expelled for his share viz. Goodenough the Captain. The af[f]air was well known, & shewed up to Sir R Peel & others in authority although not calculated to improve the school in character or the eyes of the world, yet has been the cause of many changes which I hope & think will be for its welfare.
On ___ our Dean (Wilberforce) having been consecrated Bishop of Oxford, Dr Buckland Canon of Ch Ch Oxford was appointed Dean of Westminster and came to the play on the last night when he gave us an extra week, at the Xmas vacation
The sixth after Xmas was the same as the last viz
Green * Home Boarder
The Prince of Wales’ Birthday happening this year on a Sunday we had leave out on Friday after 5 and no school on Saturday instead of a whole Holiday on Monday. There was likewise leave out in the same week on Tuesday at 5 till Thursday morning Wednesday being the 5th of November.
C.F.L West OP.
Some of the choristers who were in the school having been hit & kicked by some of the QS for not stopping the ball well in green and the organist J. Turle having shown up to Dr Williamson he expressed his wish to me that they should not be obliged to go into the green and the next day as Head-master said he thought it would be best for them not to go in at all.
Another case of cold water cure happened about this time a ’sci having been seen to lend a boat the green and cut[t]er it was seen by a 4th Town boy to come out with something in his hand which afterwards turned out to be a pair of shoes belonging to one of the senior QSs, being known by sight. When he next made his appearance in Deans Yard he met with rather a cool reception, being forcibly held under the pump, pumped upon, and then ejected with sundry kicks from the yard.
C.F.L West O.P.
A misunderstanding having arisen in the School as to whether W. Green was to be considered head Town-boy because, although he had entered the sixth previous to me I had taken him in the next examination, Green & myself looked carefully over the Ledger and finding it was not without a precedent, it was agreed that I was properly entitled to be considered Head Town-boy.
C.F.L West O.P.
I have understood now from the Masters as well that the Head TB being a boarder is head also of the HB
The list of sixth Town boys as it stood after the Bartholomewtide Holidays 1845 was –