Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Rugby School Register 1701-1719

Photo of "THE MUSIC LESSON" by JUST JEAN CHRISTIAN HALM

Continuing the Rugby School Register series with the years 1701 to 1719. All the names below are the names of real students who attended the school during this period.

1701- Antony, Abraham, Walter

1703- Newsham

1706- Trevor

1707- Ellis, Bernard

1710- Laughton

1711- Shuckburgh

1712- Verney, Zachariah, Obadiah

1714- Gilbert

1715- Erasmus

1717- Bulstrode, Arnold

1719- Gibbon

Such fun names. I love the idea of Laughton, especially since it is an Anglo-Saxon tribe surname. Verney, a variant of Vernon, could also be very usable. On the other hand, Bulstrode is too heavy for any little baby boy, no?


Image: Painting by Just Jean Christian Halm