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Pupils from Beds/Herts at Ackworth Quaker School, Yorkshire

1779-1878

See BLAXLAND, Hitchin, 1788-1801

November, 2010

 

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Hitchin

Ackworth School Web Site

(Wikipedia)

"Hitchin Quakers at this time expressed their educational concern by supporting the establishment of a Quaker school in Yorkshire. Ackworth was founded in 1779, and Hitchin Meeting made a generous donation of 182, followed up by an annual subscription of eight guineas. This entitled them to place one local pupil, free of charge to the parents, presumably Friends who had fallen on hard times. A private Quaker school did exist in the town between 1789 and 1801, run by George Blaxland, and appears to have been of good repute, as it was patronised by prominent local families, but no details remain."

There is a List of boys and girls admitted into Ackworth school : during the 100 years from 18th of 10th month, 1779, to the centenary celebration on the 27th of 6th month, 1879 and the following Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire entries have been extracted from it.

Note this list was drafted by scanning down the list looking for places recognisable as being in Herts and Beds - as for most entries the county was not given. It is therefore quite possible that a few entries may have been missed.

Herts/Beds pupils who went to Ackworth School

Entry Left Pupil From Notes
1779 1781 Elizabeth Brown Hertford  
1779 1784 Mary Barfoot Hertford  
1779 1782 William Barfoot Hertford  
1779 1784 William Squirrel Hertford  
1780 1782 Mary Simcock St Albans  
1780 1782 Sarah Simcock St Albans  
1780 1782 Joseph Simcock St Albans  
1780 1782 Elizabeth Freeth Luton, Beds  
1780 1787 Abigail Freeth Luton, Beds  
1781 1782 Thomas Boone Hitchin, Herts  
1782 1785 Mary Stevens Hertford  
1782 1784 John Tranter Ashwell, ?  
1783 1788 John Ashford Hoddesdon  
1783 1788 Susannah Brown Hertford  
1783 1786 John Boone Hitchin  
1785 1788 Penelope Mason Ampthill, Beds  
1785 1786 Mary Mason Ampthill, Beds  
1786 1789 Samuel Wheeler Leighton Buzzard  
1786 1789 Mary Hill Luton  
1786 1791 Ruth Hill Luton  
1786 1788 George Robinson Hitchin  
1786 1789 Mary Austin Ware  
1787 1782 Joseph Nutting Ware  
1788 1789 Benjamin Hagger Baldock  
1788 1794 Hannah Nutting Ware  
1788 1791 John Gripper Ware  
1789 1793 William Manser Hertford  
1789 1793 James P Manser Hertford  
1790 1792 Benjamin Haggar Baldock  
1790 1792 Martha F Ashford Hoddesdon  
1792 1793 William Ashford Hoddesdon  
1792 1794 Samuel Tuke York BLAXLAND
1792 1797 Hannah Littleboy Berkhampstead  
1793 1796 James Jackson Hertford  
1793 1798 Ann Nutting Ware, Herts  
1793 1798 Mary A Harrison Youngsbury, Herts  
1793 1795 Mary Risely Ashwell, Herts  
1793 1785 Elizabeth Mason Clophill, Beds  
1793 1798 Ann Gripper Ware, Herts  
1794 1798 Barron Harrison Youngsbury, Herts  
1795 1797 Abraham Risely Ashwell  
1796 1800 Rachael Littleboy Berkhampstead  
1796 1798 Ann Risley Ashwell, Herts  
1797 1798 John Thorn Ashwell, Herts  
1797 1799 Mary Bassett Leighton Buzzard  
1797 1799 Ann Bassett Leighton Buzzard  
1798 1801 Sarah Thorn Ashwell  
1798 1803 Abraham Thorn Ashwell  
1799 1800 Daniel Risely Ashwell, Herts  
1799 1801 Joseph Hine Hexton, Herts  
1799 1802 Stephen Jackson Hertford  
1800 1805 Mary Coleby Hempstead ?  
1800 1805 Sarah Littleboy Berkhampstead  
1800 1803 Sarah Risely Ashwell  
1801 1803 James Risely Ashwell  
1802 1806 Joseph Jackson Hertford  
1802 1807 Charles Ridgeway Leighton Buzzard  
1802 1806 Jeremiah H Wiffen Woburn, Beds BLAXLAND
1802 1804 Sarah Ashby Pulloxhill, Beds  
1802 1804 Susannah Ashby Pullox-hill, Beds  
1802 1804 Thomas Morris Ampthill  
1802 1803 William Brown Hitchin  
1803 1808 Richard M Chapman Wormley  
1803 1808 Benjamin B Wiffen Woburn  
1803 1807 Joseph Cranstone Hempstead  
1804 1806 William Risely Potters Bar  
1805 1808 William Sporle Royston  
1806 1811 Thomas Samuel Chapman Wormley  
1806 1807 Ann Morris Ampthill  
1806 1809 Lucy Morris Ampthill  
1806 1809 Mary Ridgeway Leighton Buzzard  
1806 1808 Sophia E Wiffen Woburn  
1806 1809 Sarah Wheeler Leighton Buzzard  
1806 1808 Rachael Harrison Youngsbury  
1806 1810 Hannah Ashby Pullox Hill  
1807 1810 Maria Morris Ampthill  
1808 1813 Mary H. Chapman Wormley  
1808 1813 Samuel N. Brown Hertford  
1809 1811 Mercy Wheeler Ampthill  
1810 1812 Eliza Wheeler Leighton Buzzard  
1810 1813 Hannah Ridgeway Leighton Buzzard  
1810 1814 Elizabeth Ashby Pulloxhill  
1810 1814 Jane Cgapman Wormley  
1810 1813 Thomas Wheeler Ampthill  
1811 1814 Edward Brown Hertford  
1812 1816 John Chapman Wormley  
1814 1817 Ann Wheeler Ampthill  
1815 1819 Joseph M Morris Ampthill  
1815 1818 Joshua Wheeler Ampthill  
1817 1819 Martha Brown Hertford  
1817 1819 Maria Benwell Hitchin  
1817 1820 Deborah Wheeler Ampthill  
1817 1820 James May Ampthill  
1817 1819 Charles Morris Ampthill  
1818 1822 Mary B Kimpton Baldock  
1819 1823 Maria Pumphrey Ampthill PUMPHREY
1820 1824 James Kimpton Arsley, Bedf.  
1820 1824 Phebe Batt Hitchin  
1821 1825 Robert Marsh Hitchin  
1824 1827 Ann Pumphrey Ampthill PUMPHREY
1824 1826 Ester Whiting Hitchin  
1824 1827 Thomas Whiting Hitchin  
1825 1828 Lucy Pumphrey Ampthill PUMPHREY
1825 1830 Eliza R Pumphrey Ampthill PUMPHREY
1825 1828 Mary Whiting Hitchin  

Hertfordshire Only

 
1826 1829 Frederick Kay Hertford  
1826 1830 William May Hertford  
1827 1830 Joseph Whiting Hitchin  
1828 1832 Maria May Hertford  
1830 1835 Thomas May Hertford  
1830 1835 Edward May Hertford  
1831 1833 John Whiting Hitchin  
1831 1835 Joshua Whiting Hitchin  
1833 1836 Margaret May Hertford  
1833 1839 Joseph May Hertford  
1836 1838 Maria Louisa Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1836 1839 Jane Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1837 1839 Rachel Ann May Hertford  
1838 1842 Edmund Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1840 1843 Eliza Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1842 1846 Thomas B. Latchmore Hitchin LATCHMORE
1842 1846 Walter Appleton Hitchin  
1843 1845 John N Sheppard Hemel Hempstead  
1844 1845 Jane Bennett Hitchin  
1845 1850 Joseph Latchmore Hitchin  
1847 1851 George Latchmore Hitchin  
1848 1851 Joseph Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1848 1850 Jane Sheppard Hemel Hempstead  
1849 1852 Alfred Sheppard Hemel Hempstead  
1849 1850 Frances Sophia Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1849 1853 Francis Latchmore Hitchin  
1850 1854 Alfred Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1851 1855 Ann Groome Brown Baldock  
1851 1855 William Henry Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1854 1856 Frederic Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1856 1861 Maurice Swanson Kingsley Hitchin  
1866 1868 Arthur B Kinsley Hitchin  
1867 1869 Arnold E Robinson Watford  
1869 1871 Horace Robinson Watford  
1870 1875 Frederick Haywood Jones Hemel Hempstead  
1871 1872 Edward Hester Norris Berkhampstead  
1873   Anna Louisa Graveson Hertford  
1873 1877 William Graveson Hertford  
1873 1877 Herbert W Jones Hemel Hempstead  
1875   Alfred Graveson Hertford  
1877   Emily Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  
1878   Florence Graveson Hertford  
1878   Ernest H Cranstone Hemel Hempstead  

Notes

BLAXLAND: Pupil also went to George Blaxland's School at Hitchin.

LATCHMORE & PUMPHREY: Thomas Benwell Latchmore, of Hitchin was educated at Ackworth school 1842-1846, he was a keen naturalist, and his interest in chemistry led him to study photography. He built a studio in 1865 and set up in business; after having experimented with daguerreotypes and the collodion process, he adopted the dry plate method in the 1870s. He was able to buy out an earlier photographer in 1870 and move to more commodious premises, in which he continued to practise till his death. In it interesting to note that William Pumphrey of York was one of the first Quaker photographers, and another pupil at Ackworth School at the same time as Thomas (from 1839-43) was Alfred Pumphrey, who was a photographer in Edgbaston at the time of his marriage in 1863. Alfred was a son of Josiah Pumphrey, brass founder and is known to have still been living in Birmingham in 1879. [Information from 'A witness lasting, faithful, true':  the impact of photography on Quaker attitudes to portraiture by ] Several Pumphrey girls from Ampthill, Beds, attended the school between 1819 and 1825, and it would be interested if there was any common family links. A Book, Old Hitchin, has been published containing some of T. B. Latchmore's photographs, and the other Latchmore children attending the school were undoubtedly his relatives. His son Thomas William Latchmore (1832-1946) also went to the school.

January 2011

Nick Pumphrey (njpumphrey @t talktalk.net) of Abingdon writes: On your web page you noted it might be interesting to know if the Pumphrey girls of Ampthill were related to the Pumphrey photographers of Birmingham and York.  Yes, there was a family connection, but you have to go back to before 1700 to find the common ancestor - Thomas Pumphrey, a cooper in Tewksbury.  I can send you more details if you are interested.  It would have been nice to know if the girls were photographed by their distant cousins, but the best I have is the silhouettes of Lucy and Maria.

 

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November 2010   Page created
January 2011   Additional Pumphrey information