Sunday, October 5, 2014

Old Etonians of Note- an exhaustive list


At Jot we love and devour lists...This list was found among the paper of  Norman (Arthur) Routledge (1928-2013), mathematician, teacher of mathematics at Eton and one time friend of Alan Turing. It appears to have been compiled by another teacher, Peter Lawrence, in 1983 and was circulated "in the hope that Masters will without diffidence suggest additions and/or deletions (especially in their own department/field), as well as drawing my attention to any non-OEs I may have included in error…" Reprinted here warts and all:-


OLD ETONIANS OF NOTE

                                    FICTIONAL

Coningsby, Ld Vere, Millbank &c
  (Disraeli "Coningsby" passim)
Capt Hook (J M Barrie "Peter Pan")
Davy Jones (Erik Linklater "Pirates of
the Deep Green Sea")
Rockingham, Marquess of, "Under Two Flags"
  ('none rowed faster than stroke')
Sultan & Eunuch (C B Cochrane "Nymph Errant")
Bertie Wooster (P G Wodehouse passim)

STATESMEN (& Prime Ministers)

Balfour (PM)

Bute (PM)
Camden
Canning, Geo. (PM)



OE tie -Gieves & Hawkes


















Canning, Stratford, Visct
Chatham (Pitt elder) (PM)
ChurchilI, Randolph
Derby (PM)
Fox
Gladstone (PM)
Grenville, Geo (RA)(&Wm.Ld)
Grey (PM) Lyttelton, Alfred
Melbourne (PM) North (PM) Peel (PM) Pitt younger (PM) Rosebery (PM) Salisbury (PM) Sandwich, 4th Earl (sandwiches & Sandwich Islands)

Walpole, Robt. (PM)

Post World War I

Carrington
Winston Churchill 
Eden (PM)
Grimond
Halifax
Home (PM)
Macmillan (PM)

Viceroys of India

Canning, Chas. Earl
Curzon
Elgin
Lansdowne
Linlithgow
Minto
Willingdon
Irwin (=Halifax,Statsmn)

Gov Gens

Athlone
Sir C. Fergusson
B. Fergusson/Ballantrae
Cobham
Stonehaven
Lloyd (Br.High Commr. Egypt)

THE CHURCH

Sumner
Archbps
Tenison
Fuller
Martyrs
under  Mary
Glover
Hollier
Saunders
Bp Pearson
Pusey
Patteson

Missionary bps
Selwyn
13 Bps at 1930 Lambeth Conf.
A photomontage dated 1883
 has 32 OE Bps (not
 necessarily contemporaneous)
Habgood, Archbp York 1983



THE SERVICES

Byng of Vimy
Cornwailis
Howe
Plumer
Roberts, VC Ind.Mutiny
 & his son, VC Boer War
Wellesley
Wellington
WW I: 62 Generals & above
13 VCs
WW II: 8 VCs/GCs

Post 1945

Bramall, FM Sir Edwin
Gibbs, FM Sir Roland
Col.H.Jones VC

ROYALS

Alexander of Yugosalvia
Birendra of Nepal
Leopold of Belgians
Nicholas of Rumania
Prajathipok of Siam (&sons)
Arthur Duke of Connaught
Henry Duke of Gloucester
Richard Duke of Gloucester

SCIENCE/INDUSTRY

F.T. Bacon
Joseph Bankes
Boyle
Egerton
J.B.S.Haldane
Herschel
Julian Huxley
Henry Miers (miersite)
Thos Merton
Moseley
Rolls (Hon.Chas-Royce)

FINANCE & THE PRESS

Astors, passim
Camrose, 2nd Visct
Cromer, 2nd/3rd Earls
Dawson, Geoffrey
Donegall, Marquess
Keynes
Norman, Montagu
Studd, Ld.Mayor 1928
?Another ditto, earler

SPORT

GO Allen
Henry Angelo/Tremamondo
Pr Birabongse
Burghley/Exeter
John Cobb (394 mph)
Bernard Darwin
Arthur Dunn
H Gold
Harris
Hawke
KiIlanin
Kinnaird
John Lawrence/Oaksey
Guy Nickalls
Henry Segrave (231 mph)
FA Cup won by OEs 1897 & 1882



EXPLORERS

Charles Howard Bury
August Courtauld
R.T-W-Fiennes
Sir Humphrey Giibert
R Hanbury-Tedison
Capt Oates
W Thesiger

ART

Robin Darwin
Wiliiam Evans
Gerald Kelly
Lichfield
John Merton
Snowdon
Reynolds Stone

MUSIC

Arne
Berners
Butterworth
E J Dent
Drummond
Goodhart
Hely-Hutchinson
Humphrey Lyttelton
Morrell
  (Handel libretti)
Parry
Quilter
Warlock/Heseltine
Weldon

DRAMA/FILMS/TV/RADIO

John Barton
MichaeI Bentine
Jeremy Brett/Huggins
Christopher Cazenove
Jonathan Cecil
John Christie
Jeremy Clyde
Richard ColIins
Nigel Douglas/Leigh-Pemberton
Wm Douglas-Home
Bamber Gascoigne
Harewood
George Howard
Brian Johnston
Ludovic Kennedy
John Loder/Lowe
Patrick Macnee
Daniel Massey
J J Norwich
Ian Ogilvy
Julian Slade
Christopher Stone
Michael Warre

AUTHORS/POETS/SCHOLARS

Oscar Browning
William Johnson/Cory Fielding
Godolphin
Gray
Hallam
Hammond
Dr Keate
Maekworth Praed
Newcastle
Porson
Shelley
Leslie Stephen
Thos Sutton
Swinburne
Thring
Horace Walpole
Dr Warts
2nd Nov 1983


20th Cty

Harold Acton (& William)
Prof Ayer
Maurice Baring
David Benedictus
A C Benson
Robert Bridges
Robert Byron
John Carter
David Cecil
Arthur Clutton-Brock
Cyril Connolly
Fleming, Peter & Ian
Henry Green/Yorke
Bryan Guinness
Rupert Hart-Davis
John Heygate
Brian Howard
Aldous Huxley
M R James
Ronnie Knox
John Lehmann
Shane Leslie
Fitzroy Maclean
Robin Maugham
John Murray VI
Harold Nicholson
Richard Ollard
Peter Opie
George Orwell/Blair
Eric Parker
Anthony Powell
Steven Runciman
Andrew Sinclair
Sitwe11, Osbert & Sacheverell
John Verney

ETON HISTORIANS

Austen-Leigh
Cust
Hollie
Hussey
L E Jones
Maxwell Lyte
W Sterry

UNCLASSIFIED

Lynch Signers of Declaration of
Nelson Independence
Rowallan Chief Scouts
Gladstone, EW
Esher, 2nd Visct.

REPROBATES

See C Hollis "Eton" pp 141ff 146ff)

4 comments:

  1. Scott Tarkington 111October 5, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    'Warts and all' -- yes I can see a few omissions e.g. didn't Lord Sebastian Flyte go to Eton!? But I also see Dr Warts -- that must be Edmond Warts, D.D., C.D., C.V.O., sometime Headmaster and Provost of Eton College. Thanks for these lists.

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  2. Hugh Laurie too...

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  3. Under "Reprobates" there's a cryptic reference to Christopher Hollis' history of Eton. This piece from the Independent has a nice list of Old Etonian reprobates (towards the bottom), although for some reason all the mass murderers are listed under Royalty (King Leopold of the Belgians, Dipendra of Nepal).

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  4. Sorry, forgot the link to the Indpendenthttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/etons-old-boy-network-518455.html

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