Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Eton School Lists 1791-1850 updated on Ancestry

From Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk):

Eton School Lists, 1791-1850 (updated)

This collection was originally published on Ancestry.co.uk as image-only. In this update we’ve added records that were keyed in AWAP (Ancestry World Archives Project). This new index is available to access for free without subscription.

This compilation is a chronological list of boys who attended the prestigious Eton College in Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire), England. Each entry includes the name of the student, along with notes including personal information about him. These can include details about his origin or notes about his achievements in life after Eton, particularly those of a military nature. In some cases you’ll find biographical information, such as occupation or death details.

Eton was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI. The K.S. that appears along some names stands for King's Scholars, students at the school who are awarded a scholarship and lived in the house, or College, provided for King’s Scholars. No K.S. by the name indicates the student was an "Oppidan" — students who did not come to Eton as King’s Scholars.

The collection is at http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=34790

(Thanks to Bryony Partridge)

Chris

My wife Claire is planning to swim from the Scottish island of Cumbrae to the town of Largs on September 14th to raise money for local charity Gillian's Saltire Appeal, providing respite for families affected by cancer (Claire's mum and sister in Ireland have previously come through cancer, whilst my mum, based in England, currently has bladder cancer). Her Just Giving sponsorship page, with further details, is at http://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Paton1. If you can help to sponsor her, even by a wee amount, we'd be very grateful - many thanks!

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