Taken from the Preface of the book: 'No work is more suited to perpetuate the fame and traditions of an ancient school, than to foster the spirit of brotherhood among the succeeding generation of its 'alumni', than a Register recording the proud distinctions of the humble achievements of those who have had the honour of belonging to it'.
'Now, considering that prior to 1865, and with the exception of a bare list of the name of the pupils between 18343 and 1858, there was no register of any kind kept at the School, it looked liked a hopeless task. However, one by one, a fairly complete list of scholars under Dr Fletcher (1834-1843), and Dr Leary (1858-1865) was got together.'
'As for the more remote period (1570-1834), it has been necessary to go further afield. All available sources have been drawn upon: College admission registers (both of Oxford and Cambridge), biographical notices, pedigrees, memoirs, town records etc. ... Nor have the names been forgotten that are carved on the walls and panels of the old Grammar School in S. Peter's Churchyard, many of which had the be recovered from under accumulated layers of paint and whitewash'
Example of a typical entry under 'Scholars':
GOODWYNNE, Thomas ("1600"), b. 1588, d. 1621
Son Francis Goodwynne, Bailiff of Derby 1616, '23 and '33, -- Emm. Coll., Camb., B.A. 1611, M.A. 1614, D.D.; Rector of Kirk Langley.
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Captains of the School
Captains of the Sports
Corrigenda and Addenda
Index of Staff
Index of Scholars
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