Archive:Cambridge University Alumni

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From:

  • J. and J. A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, a biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1751, 4 vols (1922–27)
  • J. and J. A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, . . . 1752–1900, 6 vols (1940–54).
  • A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Cambridge to 1500 (1963)

Name: GOEFFREY WHITNEY
College: MAGDALENE
Born: 1548
Information: Of MAGDALENE; previously at Oxford. S. of Geoffrey, of Coole Pilate, Acton, near Nantwich, Cheshire. B. c. 1548. School, Audlem. Under-bailiff of Gt Yarmouth, c. 1580-6. Adm. at Leyden, Mar. 1, 1586. Author, Choice of Emblems, etc. Will dated, Sept. 11, 1600; proved, May 26, 1601. (D.N.B.; Cooper, II. 23; Al. Oxon.; Ormrod, III. 230.)


Name: ROBERT WHYTNEY
College: PETERHOUSE
Entered: Easter, 1549
Information: Matric. sizar from PETERHOUSE, Easter, 1549 (impubes).


Name: HENRY WHITNEY
College: CLARE
Entered: Easter, 1550
Information: Matric. pens. from CLARE, Easter, 1550.


Name: JAMES WHYTNEY
College: ST JOHN'S
Entered: Easter, 1557
Information: Matric. pens. from ST JOHN'S, Easter, 1557. One of these names knighted, 1578.


Name: THOMAS WHITNEY
College: CAIUS
Information: Adm. pens. (age 15) at CAIUS, July 7, 1601. Of Saffron Walden, Essex. S. of Thomas. Bapt. Sept. 22, 1586. School, Saffron Walden (Mr Duisborough). Probably buried at Saffron Walden, July 18, 1602. Brother of Nicholas (1607) and George (1609-10). (Venn, I. 176.)


Name: FRANCIS WHITNEY
College: CAIUS
Entered: 1606
Information: Adm. pens. (age 18) at CAIUS, Aug. 12, 1605. S. of Robert, gent., of Thetford, Norfolk. Schools, Thetford, Peterborough and Boston. Scholar, 1605-11; Matric. 1606; B.A. 1608-9; M.A. from Clare, 1612. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Feb. 10, 1609-10. (Venn, I. 190.)


Name: NICHOLAS WHITNEY
College: CAIUS
Entered: 1607
Information: Adm. pens. (age 17) at CAIUS, May 10, 1607. S. of Thomas, gent., of Saffron Walden, Essex. Bapt. there, Feb. 10, 1589. School, Dalham, Suffolk (Mr Riding). Matric. 1607. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Apr. 24, 1610. Brother of George (1609-10) and Thomas (1601). (Venn, I. 195.)


Name: GEORGE WHITNEY
College: CAIUS
Entered: 1610
Information: Adm. pens. (age 17) at CAIUS, Jan. 18, 1609-10. S. of Thomas, gent., deceased, of Saffron Walden, Essex. Bapt. Oct. 18, 1592. School, Chenies, Beds. (sic) (Mr Allebon). Matric. 1610. Brother of Nicholas (1607) and Thomas (1601). (Venn, I. 206.)


Name: FRANCIS WHITNEY
College: CLARE
Information: M.A. from CLARE, 1626.


Name: JOHN EASTON MILLS WHITNEY
College: CAIUS
Entered: Michs. 1870
Died: 1906
Information: Adm. (age 22) at CAIUS, Oct. 8, 1870. S. of Nathaniel Stephens, merchant, of Montreal, Canada. B. there. School, McGill College, Montreal. Matric. Michs. 1870. Resided eight terms, and returned to Montreal. Died June 8, 1906, in Canada. (Venn, II. 396.)


Name: JAMES POUNDER WHITNEY
College: KING'S
Entered: Michs. 1877
Born: Nov. 30, 1857
Died: June 17, 1939
Information: Adm. at KING'S, Oct. 13, 1877; Price Exhibitioner. S. of the Rev. Thomas, P.C. of Marsden, Yorks. B. Nov. 30, 1857. School, Owens College, Manchester. Matric. Michs. 1877; Scholar, 1878; B.A. (24th Wrangler and Hist. Trip., 1st Class) 1881; Lightfoot Scholar, 1882; Whewell Scholar, 1882; M.A. 1884; B.D. 1906; D.D. 1919. President of the Union, 1880. Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, 1919-39. Fellow of Emmanuel, 1919-39. B.A., Victoria Univ., Manchester. Hon. D.C.L., Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec. Ord. deacon (Manchester), 1883; priest, 1885. Assistant Lecturer in History at Owens College, Manchester and C. of Birch-in-Rusholme, Lancs., 1883-7. C. of All Saints, Battersea Park, 1887-8. C. of Scarborough, 1888-90. R. of Hempstead with Lessingham, Norfolk, 1890-5. R. of Milton, Cambs., 1895-1900. Principal of Bishop's College, Lennoxville, Canada, 1900-5. Canon of Quebec, 1901-5. Chaplain of St Edward's, Cambridge, 1906-8. Hulsean Lecturer, 1906-7. Professor of Ecclesiastical History at King's College, London, 1908-18. R. of Wicken-Bonhunt, Essex, 1918-19. Married, Apr. 28, 1891, Roberta Frances Anne, eldest dau. of R. Champley, of Scarborough. Author, The Reformation (1503-1648); Hildebrandine Essays, etc. Lived at 6, St Peter's Terrace, Cambridge, where he died June 17, 1939. (King's Coll. Reg., 102; Crockford; Who's Who; The Guardian, May 6, 1891; The Times, June 19, 1939.)

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