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Boys from the Bridgwater area admitted to Blundell's School, Tiverton
Kindly supplied by Mr Mike Sampson, Archivist for Blundell's School, Tiverton.
To learn more about Blundell's School, visit www.blundells.org

The district included here extends to the following villages: up to Huntspill in the north, out to Edington along the Poldens, East Lyng and West Lyng to the south east, North Petherton and Goathurst to the south west, Spaxton and Keenthorne in the west and Stockland Bristol in the north west.

FORMAT: Admission number - name, age, father/parents, address, dates attended, previous school [later], initial of boarding house [at Blundell's].
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2 - STRADLING, John, 10, son of John Stradling, gentleman, of Chedzoy, Somerset, March 15 1771 to June 24 1779.

45 - COLES, James, 9, son of James Coles, gentleman, of Cannington, Somerset, February 8 1772 to May 21 1775.

78 - CODRINGTON, Robert, 11, son of Richard Codrington, gentleman, of Bridgwater, Somerset, January 25 1773 to February 20 1778.

83 - COLES, William, 13, son of Edward Coles, gentleman, of Cannington, Somerset, February 15 1773 to June 24 1775.

110 - COLES, Edward, 10, son of Jonas Coles, gentleman, of Cannington, Somerset, April 16 1774 to June 24 1777.

192 - KINGLAKE, John, 14, son of John Kinglake, gentleman, of North Petherton, Somerset, July 6 1778 to June 24 1779.

208 - KINGLAKE, Robert, 12, son of John Kinglake, gentleman, of North Petherton, Somerset, January 26 1779 to December 21 1781.

220 - JEFFERY, John, 10, son of Joseph Jeffery, gentleman, late of Huntspill, Somerset, February 1 1780 to December 21 1782.

350 - HOBBS, Thomas, 8, son of Charles Hobbs, clerk, Cossington, Somerset, August 16 1786 to December 21 1789.

418 - MEADE, Richard, 13, son of William Meade, late of Ling, Somerset, August 15 1789 to December 21 1793.

466 - CROSSE, John Webber, 13, son of Edward Crosse, clerk, Bridgwater, Somerset, June 27 1791 to December 24 1794.

483 - CROSSE, George, 15, son of Joshua Crosse, clerk, Bridgewater, Somerset, February 3 1792 to June 29 1792.

568 - DAWBIN, John, 11, son of James Dawbin, Bradripp, Somerset, April 13 1795 to June 29,1796.

591 - GATCOMBE, William, 14, son of William Gatcombe, gentleman, Huntworth, Somerset, February 10 1796, left before Mr. Richards was Master.

700 - COLTHURST, Thomas Colmer, 14, son of Thomas Colthurst, North Petherton, Taunton, January 30 1799 to June 29 1800.

730 - MULLINS, Richard, 9, son of Thomas Mullins, gentleman, Goathurst, Bridgewater, August 21 1799 to December 15 1804.

741 - PARKER, Robert, 13, son of Richard Parker, gentleman, Bridgewater, Somerset, March 12 1800, expelled from School, October 29 1803.

841 - BURLTON, Henry John, 10, son of Philip Burlton, gentleman, Bridgwater, August 23 1802 to December 16 1808.

933 - COLES, Thomas Rich, 10, son of William Coles, gentleman, Cannington, Bridgwater, August 20 1804 to June 29 1808.

974 - GEORGE, William Henry, 10, son of William George, clerk, North Petherton, Somerset, August 26 1805 to December 16 1813.

1043 - COLES, William James, 10, son of William Coles, Esquire, Cannington, Bridgwater, February 10 1807 to December 16 1809.

1057 - ALLEN, John Ray, 9, son of Jeffries Allen, Esquire, Bridgwater, Somerset, August 25 1807 to June 29 1811.

1076 - POOLE, Robert, 13, son of James Poole, gentleman, Cannington, Bridgwater, February 8 1808 to June 29 1808.

1097 - COX, William, 14, son of Henry Cox, gentleman, deceased, Stockland Bristol, near Bridgwater, August 16 1808 to December 16 1809.

1106 - SYMES, Richard, 12, son of Richard Symes, attorney-at-law, Bridgwater, August 20 1808 to December 16 1811.

1141 - JOHN, George William, 9, son of William John, gentleman, deceased, Bridgwater, April 14 1809 to June 29 1815.

1192 - JOHN, William, 9, son of William John, gentleman, deceased, Bridgwater, April 14 1810 to December 16 1816.

1206 - GEORGE, Thomas Blackburow, 8, son of William George, clerk, North Petherton, Somerset, August 17 1810 to December 18 1817.

1255 - EVERED, John, 12, son of Robert Evered, Esquire, Bridgwater, Somerset, Aug, 26 1811 to June 29 1815.

1325 - DOD, Charles, 13, son of William Dod, gentleman, Pawlett, Bridgewater, April 20 1813 to June 29 1821.

1415 - STRONG, Richard William, 9, son of Manley Strong, surgeon, North Petherton, August 22 1814 to December 16. 1815.

1527 - JACOB, Philp Whittington, 13, son of S. L. Jacob, clerk, Woollavington, Bridgewater, January 27 1817 to December 16 1818.

1667 - PARSONS, Francis Crane, 12, son of H. Parsons, clerk, Goathurst, Bridgwater, August 16 1819 to June 29 1826.

1672 - RUDDOCK, Noblett, 15, son of Noblett Ruddock, clerk, Stockland, Bridgwater, August 16 1819, died April 21 1822.

1673 - RUDDOCK, Edward Grevile, 14, son of N. Ruddock, clerk, August 16 1819 to June 29 1823.

1729 - BURT, Percival, 11, son of Richard Burt, gentleman, Bridgwater, October 3 1820 to May 1 1825.

1850 - POOLE, Thomas James, 13, son of Mr. James Poole, Bridgwater, August 21 1823 to June 29 1824.

1896 - HARDING, George, 13, son of John Harding, Cannington, Bridgwater, February 4 1825 to June 29 1828.

2175 - GEORGE, William Henry Samuel, 12½, son of Reverend William Henry George, Spaxton Rectory, Bridgwater, August 26 1834 to June 17 1840.

2546 - CROSSE, John Dudley Edward, 9½, son of Reverend J.D.O. Crosse, Vicar of Pawlett, Somerset, February 7 1849 to September 1857, foreigner*, etc, Commission in Her Majesty's Infantry, 22nd Regiment, 1858.

2604 - SMITH, Richard Bealy, 9¼, son of Richard Smith, Esquire, solicitor, Bridgwater, February 4 1851 to June 1852, foreigner*.

2859 - BODLEY, Henry Harper Major, 10, son of the late Mr. T. Harper, publisher, Bridgwater, August 16 1862 to June 1864, foreigner*, etc.

2860 - BODLEY, Thomas, 11, son of the late Mr. T. Harper, publisher, Bridgwater, August 16 1862 to June 1864, foreigner*, etc.

2911 - BODLEY, George, 9½, son of the late Mr. T.H. Bodley, publisher, Bridgewater, October 6 1863 to December 1864, foreigner*, etc.

3412B - BUCKLE, Cuthbert Edward, 10.2, son of Cuthbert Robert Buckle, Captain, Royal Navy, Enmore, Bridgewater, May 1 1876 to Easter 1877, foreigner*.

3740 - BATE, Launcelot Brabant, 12.11, son of Charles Robert Bate and Kate Augusta, Hill Grove, Bridgwater, May 1885 to Summer 1887.

3746 - FOSTER-BARHAM, Guy, 11.10, son of Alfred G. Foster-Barham and Eliza, Marycourt, Bridgwater, May 1885 to Christmas 1889.

3774 - WILSON, Theodore William, 11.9, son of Reverend William Osborne Wilson and Emma Louisa, deceased, Huntspill Rectory, Bridgwater, January 1886 to Summer 1893.

3995 - UNWIN, Percy William, 14.11, son of Reverend Charles Unwin and Jessie Anna, Cossington Rectory, Bridgwater, April 1889 to Summer 1893, Mathematics Exhibition Sidney Sussex ColIege Cambridge, Senior Optime 1896.

4451 - BRICE, Francis Basil, 16.11, son of Reverend Henry Brice and Sarah Grabham, Goathurst, Bridgwater, September 1895 to Easter 1897.

4529 - MERSON, Tom Hewett, 14.4, son of Francis James Merson and Sarah Ann, Farrington, North Petherton, Somerset, September 1896 to Easter 1899.

4543 - MILTON, William Mortimer, 14.9, son of Thomas Milton and Maria, Huntworth Park, Bridgwater, September 1896 to Summer 1899.

4551A - SQUIBBS, Charles Frederick, 15.4, son of Robert Squibbs and Mary, Northfield, Bridgwater, January 1897 to Christmas 1897.

4551B - STILING, William Henry Chidzey, 15.2, son of William Stiling and Maria, The Knoll, Northfield, Bridgwater, January 1897 to Summer 1898.

4562 - WILLIAMS, Owen John, 16.4, son of John Rich Williams and Lucy, Ivy Green, Bridgwater, January 1897 to Easter 1898.

5121 - SHEPHERD, Frank, 16.9, son of James Shepherd and Mary Burston, Clifford Lodge, Cannington, Bridgwater, May 1906 to Christmas 1907, architects' office.

5163 - FOLEY, Geoffrey Robert, 12.10, son of Robert Yarde Foley and Sarah Septima, The Lions, Bridgwater, January 1907 to Summer 1911.

5174 - BRAMELD, John Neville, 12.11, son of Clement Neville Brameld, Licence in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, and Mabel Harriett, Pightley House, Spaxton, Bridgwater, April 1907 to Summer 1911, Mr. Dunbar, Clifton.

5310 - VALE, Thomas Victor, 10.11, son of John Lane Vale, Land Agent, Cannington, Bridgwater, January 1909 to Easter 1914.

5380 - VALE, John, 15.0, son of John Lane Vale, Merchant, and Laura Maria, Cannington, Bridgwater, January 1910 to Summer 1912.

5609 - BARRINGTON, Ralph, 15, son of Thomas Barrington, Solicitor, and Emily Mary, 7 Durleigh Road, Bridgwater, September 1913 to Christmas 1916.

5928 - LEIGH, Oliver Parry, 14.7, son of Oliver Leigh, Farmer, and Elizabeth, The Tower, Combwitch, Bridgwater, September 1917 to Summer 1919, Etonhurst, Weston-Super-Mare.

6008 - COATE, Frank Lionel Hugh, 15.2, son of William Henry Coate, Merchant, and Lydia Alice, 26/27 Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, September 1918 to Summer 1920, Dr. Morgan's School, Bridgwater.

6037 - VALE, James Huntley, 14.7, son of John Lane Vale, Estate Agent, and Laura Maria, Cannington, Bridgwater, September 1918 to Easter 1920, Etonhurst, Weston-Super-Mare.

6373 - ROBINSON, John Burton, 13.10, son of George Burton Robinson, Medical Practitioner, and Anne Savile, The Priory, Cannington, Somerset, September 1922 to Summer 1923, Braeside, West Kirby.

6519 - TURNER, Richard John Dunning, 14.2, son of James G. Turner, Farmer, and Elizabeth Mary, Lyng Court, Lyng, Taunton, September 1924 to Easter 1928, Private.

6546 - HARDEN, Edward John, 14.1, son of Charles Harden, Yeoman, and Marion, Bower Manor, Bridgwater, May 1925 to Summer 1927, St Dunstan's, Burnham-on-Sea.

6683 - TAMLYN, Cyril Philip, 14.2, son of William Henry Tamlyn, Junior, Auctioneer and Estate Agent, and Winifred Alice, Deancroft, Bridgwater, September 1926 to Summer 1930, Brean House, Weston-Super-Mare.

6695 - BERRY, Cyril Brendon, 13.11, son of Seymour Berry, Clerk in Holy Orders, and Marguerite, The Vicarage, Bridgwater, January 1927 to Christmas 1930, St Dunstan's, Burnham-on-Sea, F.

6702 - GRAHAM, John Douglas, 13.9, son of Robert Douglas Graham, Royal Navy, and Aileen, Stawell House, Bridgwater, September 1927 to Summer 1930, St Dunstan's, Burnham-on-Sea.

6892 - STANCOMB, Patrick, 14.0, son of Arthur Milward Stancomb, Naval Officer, Retired, and Kathleen, Keenthorne House, near Bridgwater, May 1929 to December 1933, Winton House, Winchester.

6980 - DUCKHAM, Geoffrey William Brookman, 14.4, son of Charles Gilbert Duckham, Farmer, and Mary Emmeline, Manor Farm, Stockland, Bridgwater, September 1930 to Easter 1933, Palmer's School, Taunton.

6988 - GRAHAM, Robert Simon, 13.5, son of Robert Douglas Graham, Royal Navy, Retired, and Alien, Stawell, Bridgwater, September 1930 to Christmas 1934, St Dunstan's, Burnham-on-Sea.

6993 - HEWS, Gerald Douglas, 13.11, son of Albert Charles Hews, Bank Manager, and Emily James, Northfield, Bridgwater, September 1930 to Easter 1934, St Petroc's, Bude.

7005 - MERSON, John Philip, 13.6, son of Tom Hewitt Merson, Farmer, and Dora, North Petherton, Somerset, September 1930 to Summer 1933, St Dunstan's, Burnham-on-Sea.

7012 - POCOCK, Robert Wilce, 13.9, son of Percy Pocock, Farmer, and Hilda Lucy, Baymead, North Petherton, September 1930 to -, Palmer's, Taunton.

7188 - NORMAN, John Christopher, 14.2, son of Christopher William Norman, Farmer, and Mary Christine, Huntworth Park, Bridgwater, Somerset, May 1933 to Christmas 1934, St Dunstan's, Burnham, O.H.

7275 - BROWN, Reginald James, 14.3, son of Horace Morley Brown, Clerk in Holy Orders, and Mary Katharine Harcourt Brown, The Cottage, Edington, near Bridgwater, May 1934 to July 1936, St Peter's, Weston-super-Mare, P.

7291 - MILTON, Richard Herbert, 13.3, son of Herbert Milton, Dentist, and Madeline Milton, 3 King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, May 1934 to July 1937, St Dunstan's, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, W.

7446 - MILTON, Michael Stephen, b. 27.12.1922, 13.4, son of Herbert Milton, Dentist, and Madeline Milton, 3 King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, May 1936 to April 1940, St Dunstan's, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, W.

7644 - MILTON, Edwin Charles, b. 19.1.1925, 13.8, son of Herbert Milton, Dentist, and Madeline Milton, 3 King Square, Bridgwater, September 1938 to December 1941, St Dunstan's, Burnham-on-Sea, W.

FURTHER ENTRIES NOT LISTED, AS THEY MAY STILL BE ALIVE.

6752 - KINGSTON, Eric Risdon, 13.8, son of David Kingston, Mining Engineer, deceased, and Alice Mary, 3 Redlands, Tiverton, September 1927 to Summer 1930, Dr. Morgan's School, Bridgwater.

*foreigner - following a Chancery Court case, each 'foreigner' (i.e. a boy who was not born in, or raised in Tiverton) had to obtain the permission of ten Tiverton householders to be admitted to the School.

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