The List of the Sixth Townboys as it stood after Xmas 1844
G. Gillett *
T. Grahame *
W. Green *
Those marked * are Home Boarder. This is the smallest number yet & it will be perceived that it can go but one step lower with regard to Sixth Boarders. Yet there were at this time 100 or very nearly in the School altogether a greater number than has congregated here for 6 or 7 years: although few old Westminster connections. The present paucity arises from the great deficiency of Under School some 5 years back, which being now much stronger, induces me to hope for a slight increase at least for the future.
There has been no Sixth Dinner for several years owing as was stated above to the paucity of the Sixth Town Boys but this I hope will not prevent its being carried out hereafter if practicable & I sincerely hope it may be.
J. Preston OP.
The T.B. could at this time be included within 48 about 17 of whom were under School!
The list of the Sixth form after Xmas 1841 stood thus.
Karslake soon after was put in the 7th as a reward for his examination & where he remained about 3 or 4 months till he left.
W.G. Andrewes Prin. Opp.
This Christmas (1840) the Sixth Dinner was again omitted from the same lamentable cause as the preceding year. And indeed in the present aspect of things it seems probably that this obstacle will last for some time.
After the Bartemy-tide Holidays, on account of the extreme fewness of the T.B. Rev. W.L. Webber, Usher of the 4th form left; & Rev. J. Bentall Usher of the 5th took the 4th also.
This year, Xmas, 1839, the Sixth Dinner was unavoidably postponed on account of their being so few fellows in the Sixth, only “5” and because the upper shell were most of them Home-boarders.
Added by M.F. Osborn Prin. Opp.
The List of Sixth at Xmas 1838 was as follows; and it is to be regretted that it was so unusually small.
M. Osborn (5)
The one marked * was a Home Boarder
F Byron H.B.
On the 12th of December, being the 2nd play night, the annual sixth dinner was held, after a lapse of 2 years, at the Café de L’Europe in the Haymarket. It was very well served up and pretty moderate as to price, so as to give general satisfaction. So few were the sixth numbers that it was found desirable to dine with the Upper Shell of whom 2 attended viz Curteis and Smith
F. Byron was President
A. Pollock (Home Boarder) vice-President
Added by F Byron
This year 1838 in consequence of the low state of the school it was agreed upon by the T.B. and Q.S. that the annual ditch leaping in Battersea Fields should not take place.
G.F. Bentinck Prin: Opp.