This school had a percentage of pupils who came from
or went to India.You have already received the list of
A brief summery.
The Kensington Proprietary Grammar School was
established in union with Kings College London in 1830.There were 100 Shareholders or
"Proprietors" Each shareholder could nominate a pupil related to him. The school
opened with 20 scholars on 24th Jan 1831and soon reached more than 100, as a number of
"Supernumerary" scholars were later allowed.The school began at 31 Kensington
Square and later expanded into adjacent properties.
If you had descendants who attended this school in the earlier years, and are as lucky as
me, you may be able to get hold of their admittance records, school records,how much was
paid for books, and how much they were fined for misbehaviour.If you are luckier still,
they have the minutes book that tells me my 3 times great grandmother,Margaret Stewart,
was not a woman to be trifled with, particularly with money.(I now know who I take
after)The years I covered for my two descendants were 1833 to 1852.In 1996.the records
were held by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Education and Libraries, Central
Library,Philmore Walk,London W87RX .
The following is a list of names of those receiving Order Of Merits.Christmas 1837.
Gray Saunders. Lateward.
Abdy. Bannister. White.
Dance. Leicester. Barlow.
Moyes. Mather Eade
Nichols Atkinson. Rundall.
MacLeod. Hudson. Sim.
Camac. Moberly. Pembroke.
Goldie. Innes. France.
Warden. Johnson. Lightfoot.
Smalley. Layton Abercrombie.
Codd Keating. Battye.
Burton. Hillyer. M Queen.
Weatherby. Jaycox. Warden.
Crake. Young Bankes.
Smith. Nun. Gunthorpe.
Belfour. Minchin. Barr.
Pitman. Camac. Saunders.
Robinson. Rickets. Scott.
Buckle. Welch Prince
Sarel Blunt. Ronalds
Thomson. Hudson. Minchin.
Atkinson. Barr. Burton.
Douglas James. Paske.
Payne Saltwell France
Moberly. Leak Allyson.
Kemball Dewsnap. Coote
Bent Dugmore. Bowman.
Willook. Fincham. Clarke.
Hudson. Smalley. Harvey.
Weatherby. Bankes. Nunn.
Dewsnap. Oneil. Dyer.
Annabelle from Devon.