No 142

This year (1833) Williamson, in consequence of a great many fellows being out of school with the Influenza, endeavoured to put a stop to our going on the water by sending a note to Roberts ordering him not to let out any boats to us. We however went on in a boat belonging to Searle as also the King’s Scholars.

Roberts told Williamson of it, who at first said he would pass it over in silence, but having altered his mind, the next day sent for the names of those who had gone on. These being given him, he set both KS and TBs 300 lines to learn by heart, kept us in at Easter, and made us shew ourselves every night at 6 oclock. He flogged our steerer (Astley) who was in the fifth, and when we went up to defend him, by saying, that it was not so much by his own as by our wish that he had gone on, he set us another 100 lines to learn. The names of the fellows in our boat were –

Penny
Warren
Sealy
Bromley
Astley for steerer

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 139

On Friday 4th of Janr 1833, Williamsons marriage with the daughter of (Grey) Bishop of Bristol took place. Williamson had been previously asked to give us an extra week’s holyday which with his accustomed liberality he refused, but promised them at some future period, — As however the present seniors would not be benefitted by any holydays after Whitsuntide he gave us an early play at the beginning of this half year

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 138

On Saturday 15th of December 1832 a silver vase and salver was presented by the Revd W.C. Totton by the Townboys in the sixth and Upper shell and a few who had recently left but who wished to join in contributing to this token of regard and esteem for one, who for thirteen years had been an usher, and who by his king and impartial conduct had obtained the good wishes of all who had been connected with him.  The following is a list of those who subscribed –

Left

Mackinnon
Ranken
Cocks Snr
Guthrie
Parkes
Pearson
Cornish
Stooks
Colquhoun
Leech
Seaton
Frere
Palmer

Sixth

Milman
Sealy
Warren
Brett
Milman
Maule
Bromley
Lennard
Bates
Abbott
Cocks
Tuner
Penny
Warren
Preston

Upper Shell

Vaux
Smale
Dodson
Hurst
Taunton
Stephens
Bewicke
Clarke

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

* Mackinson generously contributed five pound.  The rest subscribed two pounds with the exception of 3 or 4 who gave one —

No 137

The list of the Sixth at Xmas 1832 was as follows

Robert Milman *
Edward U Sealy
Richard P. Warren
Wilford G. Brett
Augustus Milman *
John B. Maule
Robert Bromley
Thomas B. Lennard *
Charles C. Bates *
Henry B. Abbott *
Reginald T. Locks
Joseph R. Turner *
Ashburnham Penny
Percy S. Warren
Thomas E. Preston (15)

Those marked with an asterisk are Home boarders.

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 136

On Wednesday Decr 12th the sixth dinner was held as usual at Ginger’s Hotel, in Bridge Street.  It was served at 6 o’clock in a way to give satisfaction to all present and was kept us with great spirit till 9 o clock.  Three of the most respectable Homeboarders were invited.

E U Sealy President

R. Milman (Homeboarder) vice president

E U Sealy
Head Boarder

No 133*

The old Westminsters thinking they could bring a better eleven to the field than they did on the former day challenged us to play them on the Thursday week following when they were beaten with 7 wickets to go down.

The following were the players

Old Westr

Mayne
Lee
Ellison
Crawford
May
Sandys
Hodgson
Borradaile
Smale
Milman
*Sawyer

Young Westr

Palmer
*Charlton
*Webber Senr
*Hemery
Warren
*Moysey
Barnett
*Goodenough
Randolph
*Webber Jnr
*Savile

Those marked with an asterisk are KS

As the Old Westr had only 9 at the Fields they took the two last from the present Westminsters

Added by E U Sealy
Head Boarder