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In the deed of settlement it is provided that, “if any one of the kindred of Sir John Finch and Sir Thomas Baines do stand for either of these fellowships or scholarships, then, cæteris paribus, i. e. if they be well qualified with learning and manDers, they shall be preferred and elected before others.”
1516. Sir Maurice Berkeley, Knt., agreed with the College, in the 7th year of Henry VIII, that he and his heirs should have the domination, from time to time for ever, of one Scholar of the county of Gloucester, to be a scholar of the College. Within a limited time after a vacancy, a fit person learned in grammar is to be presented to the scholarship: in particular cases, the College may choose any fit person according to the statutes of the College.
1544. Thomas Patynson, D.D., agreed with the College in the 36th Henry VIII, that he during his life, and afterwards the dean and chapter of Durham, shall nominate a Scholar, who shall be kept at the charge of the College, over the full number of scholars then founded or to be founded ; and the county of the scholar may have the full number of scholars appointed by the statutes besides him. The scholar must be sixteen years old, competent in grammar and designed to be a priest; a native of Northumberland or of the diocese of Durham, or in default of such person, of any other place.
If the dean and chapter do not nominate a person within one month, then the College is to nominate a fit person.
1553. Rev. Richard Risley founded a Scholarship for a person of the name or kindred of Risley, and in default of such for a native of the county of Lancaster.
The present value of this Scholarship is about £30 a year, and it may be held for ten years if the scholar so long continue his studies in the University.
Mr Risley also agreed with the master and fellows, that after his death, they should pay £l per annum to each of two poora Scholars, natives of Lancashire. The scholars are to be chosen by the master and the major part of the fellows out of the scholars of the College. In default of natives of Lancashire, any persons may be chosen such as may be thought most apt and likest to proceed in learning, and also intend to be priests.
These Exhibitions are tenable till M.A. if the scholars an resident, or till they are beneficed.
1558. Mr Robert Broadbanke gave to the master and fellow certain tenements to establish a Scholarship, upon the condition that they bring up one scholar in the said Scholarship of thu town of Huntingdon, if there be any meet for the same. Thi present value of the Scholarship is £20 a year.
1559. Mr Philip Rawlins, of London, gave certain direction in his Will, in consequence of which a Scholarship of £3 a yea was founded in the College. The scholar is required to be (1 a native of Suffolk, or (2) of Norfolk, and in default of such the scholar is appointed at the discretion of the master and fellows.
1569. Sir Walter Mildmay (Founder of Emmanuel College, sometime a student of this College, gave a rent-charge of £X a year, out of which £2 a year is to be paid to each of six poor Students who are apt to learning. The scholars are to be nomi"nated by the founder's heirs, so that they be sufficiently in structed in grammar; that sufficiency is to be judged and allowed by the master and the major part of the fellows. One of the six is required to be a native of Essex and one of Northamptonshire, if there be any meet for the same. The scholars are to retain their stipends so long as they remain in Colleges except they proceed to the degree of M.A., or be preferred to fellowships.
1569. Mr Nicholas Culverwell gave £200 to the master and wardens of the Company of Haberdashers, on condition that they should pay yearly £10 to two of the poorest preachers studying divinity in the University, of whom one was to be at Christ's College, and to receive £5 a year. This divinity student is appointed by the Bishop of London, and the paye ment is secured to the College by a bond from the Company of £150 penalty, dated 4 Dec. 1572.
1581. Edward Hawford, D.D., Master of the College, left a rent-charge of £8 a year to the College, out of which he directed that £3 should be paid to three poor Scholars, most toward in learning, native Northamptonshire; in default of such, natives of Leicestershire ; in default of such, natives of
Suffolk. By the imposition of the land-tax, the rent-charge is now reduced to £6. 8s. yearly, and therefore the share of the scholars to £2. 88.
1590. Rev. Thomas Laughton, B.D., formerly fellow of the College, gave a rent charge of £3. 68, 8d. yearly to found a Scholarship for a native of Thorpe Arnold, or in default, of the county of Lincoln.
1598. Mr Richard Bunting founded three Scholarships, each of £5 per annum, to be like those of the foundation, with preference to students born (1) in the parish of South Creake, (2) in the parish of North Creake, (3) in the parish of Burnham Westgate, (4) in the county of Norfolk.
1606. Rev. Thomas Jenens left certain lands, tenements, &c., to the College, the profits to be distributed among deserving students at the discretion of the master and fellows, special regard being had to Essex men, if there be any of poor estate in the College.
In 1851 the net proceeds amounted to £19. 188. 6d.
1616. Rev. Richard Carr bequeathed three estates of land to the College, out of the profits of which he directed that there should be paid for two Fellowships, each £13. 6s. 8d. a year; and for eight Scholarships, each £5 a year, for poor scholars from the free-school of Giggleswick, provided they be fit for the University.
The electors are to make choice only of such scholars as were either born in the parish of Giggleswick, and whose parents were inhabitants of the said parish when the said scholars were born; or were connected with the testator by certain degrees of relationship and lines of descent. These Scholarships are tenable with residence till M.A.
The two bye-fellows are to be elected by the master and fellows out of those who hold or have held the aforesaid Scholarships, and none other is to be capable of holding them. These Fellowships are tenable till the fellows are of sufficient standing to become B.D.
In default of properly qualified claimants, Mr Carr's bounty is given to deserving ents of the College in three Scholarships of £22 each a year.
In 1851, the aggregate net proceeds of the estates w £92. 148. 8d. Any surplus remaining, after the payments the fellows and scholars, is to be appropriated to the ben of the College, or to be distributed among poor sizars at the cretion of the master and fellows.
1626. Rev. Thomas Wilson, by Will, gave £200 to E master and fellows of Christ's College, to purchase lands the endowment of three Scholarships, each of £5 per annu for scholars from the Free Grammar School of Kirkby Lonsda These Scholarships are now each of the value of £20 p
1622. Thomas Hallwood gave £400 by Will to the warde and Company of Ironmongers, upon trust, that the warden together with his executors, should pay the rents and profi every half year to four poor scholars studying divinity: two Magdalene College, Oxford, and two at Christ's College, Can bridge (or such other two Colleges as the wardens and h executors 'should allow and appoint), for their better mainten ance for the period of three years, if they continue to reside an study divinity. A preference is reserved by the founder in favour of any of his own kindred who might stand in need o assistance, while studying divinity at the University of Oxford or Cambridge.
The Exhibitioners are chosen by the Company at their quarterly courts, and £4 per annum is paid to each of the four Exhibitioners for three years, unless before the expiration of that time he takes a degree, or ceases to reside in the University.
1661. John Harvey, Esq., of Thurleigh, in Bedfordshire, gave a small estate towards the maintenance of a poor Scholar, born at Thurleigh, or in the county of Bedford, and in default of such, for one to be appointed by the master. This Exhibition is tenable for four years, but cannot be held by one of the standing for the degree of M.A. In 1851 the net proceeds of the estate were £9. lls. lld.
1662. John Brown, gent., gave the rent of an estate at Islington, for Exhibitions of £10 each, towards the maintenance of six Scholars of Christ's Hospital at the University of
Cambridge, of which three were to be entered at Christ's College, and to enjoy the benefaction not longer than seven years. In 1837 the rental of the estate was reported to be £92 per
1681. Seth Ward, D.D., Lord Bishop of Sarum, gave lands, &c, for founding four Scholarships, to be called the BuntingFord Scholarships of his foundation. Each scholar is to receive £12 a year, unless the revenue of the lands, &c. be less than £48 a year, in which case each shall be abated proportionally. The scholarships are appropriated to persons born in Hertfordshire, and educated in some free school in that county, with preference, cæteris paribus, to those educated in the Grammar School of Buntingford ; and of them, to such as have been born in the parish of Aspeden, or the town of Buntingford.
In case of vacancies, if there be no person fit in respect of learning or other qualifications from the school of Buntingford, or from the other schools of the county of Hertford, then the master and fellows are to elect, out of the students of the College, such as they shall judge to be most deserving. The profits during a vacancy of one of these scholarships are to be reserved for the successor.
The revenues of this benefaction arise partly from an estate in land, and partly from fee-farm rents. In 1851 the proceeds of the estate were £96. 118.8d., and of the fee-farm rents £17.3s. The surplus, after paying the scholars £12 each, is directed to be divided equally between the master of Buntingford School and the College.
1688. The Rev. Dr Widdrington founded four Exhibitions, each of £5 a year, for four of the Lady Margaret's scholars who are found to be the most promising and best grounded in Greek and Latin, and approved to be so in the judgment of the Lady Margaret's Professor and the Public Orator. These Exhibitions are paid out of the profits of an estate purchased with money, left partly by Dr Widdrington and partly by Mr William Petyt.
1692. Thomas Otway, D.D., Bishop of Ossory, by will gave a benefaction to found three Scholarships, for scholars from the Grammar School of Kirkby Lonsdale, or in default of such,