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Rev John Collett Ryland's Scholars

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Rev John Collett Ryland's Scholars

John Collett Ryland (1723-1792) was a Baptist Minister who also ran a number of schools.

He was a born in 1723 and became the Minister of the baptist church in Warwick. He started a school which he ran at the same time. After 13 years he moved to College Street Baptist Church Northampton were he was for 26 years, also running a school. In 1786 he left Northampton and settled in Enfield, where again he established a school.

List of Boarders

The roll for the school contains the names of 345 boys and one girl and there is a separate list of 88 of the boys who were "The honest and worthy young men educated in our school". The list includes a range of comments on the personalities of the children, ranging from "insipid" to "mad, filthy, Wicked malicious"

The list has published in the Northamptonshire Notes and Queries, No 1, Volume 6, January 1926, a copy held by Trevor Pickup accessed on 4 July 2021.

Relevance for Genealogy

As well as being a list of children, this document provides a list of nonconformist families who were able to afford to send their sons to a boarding school to obtain an education. Many of the children have been linked to nonconformist families in London and across England.

Year namecomments in originalWT idResearch notes
1760Mordecai AndrewsSensible, plausable, now worthyabout 6 people with this name, from a nonconformist family in Essex and London
1760Samuel HeywardProud passionate scondrelSamuel HaywardProbably Samuel Hayward, born 1752
1761William HerveyWeak as waterposs sons of James Hervey, 1714-1758, Northamptonshire preacher
1761james HerveyProud as Satan
1763Thomas Watsonserpent and dog
1763John ColesInsipid
1764Thomas RibrightPoor slave
1764Frederick GlanvillePoor slaveposs relative of Glanville-635
1766Arnold Haywood
1766Benjamin FlowerBenjamin Flowerborn 1755
1766David Watson
1766Joseph Buttonposs linked to London baptist family
1767Thomas RuttThomas Ruttborn 1759
1767Joseph PattisonJoseph Pattissonborn 1756
1767Thomas UffintonThomas UffingtonSon of Thomas Uffington, who opposed Sandemanian's in London
1767Ebenezer Button
1769William Lyon
1769John Coverly
1770John Rutt
1770John Sowell RuttJohn Towill RuttBorn 1760
1771Edward RuttJan 26thEdward Gibbons RuttBorn 1763
1771Willam Andrewsjan 28th
1771Sam Rutt9th July

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