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1474. John Raven, clerk, gave a benefaction for the pi chase of lands to found one Scholarship.
1477. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, gave an estate 1 founding four Fellowships. Afterwards, in 1485, when king England, at the request of his queen, he granted a large esta to be disposed of for purposes to be limited by statutes be given by him: but these grants were resumed by kir Henry VII.
1477. John Colynson, archdeacon of Northampton, pr bendary of Lincoln, and vicar of Over, gave 300 marks to th College for the purchase of lands, the rental of which to k appropriated to the maintenance of one Fellow.
1479. John Greene gave a benefaction for founding on Fellowship
1481. John Alfrey, of Ipswich, gave a benefaction t found one Fellowship.
1491. The Lady Joan Ingaldesthorpe, relict of Sir Edmuni Ingaldesthorpe, of Burgh Green, in Cambridgeshire, aunt ani co-heiress of Edward Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester, and cousin o the Lady Roos, gave the manor of Great Eversden in Cam. bridgeshire, to found one Fellowship.
1494. John Drewell, LL.D., clerk, treasurer of St Paul's, London, gave lands in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire producing then £24 per annum, for the maintenance of two Fellows and one Scholar. The scholar is required to be of the diocese of Lincoln. Dr Drewell died in 1494, and his remains were interred in St Botolph's church, Cambridge.
1495. John Barby, gentleman, by will bequeathed twelve houses in Southwark to maintain a Fellow in holy orders, but not being sufficient for the maintenance of a fellow it was annexed to Mr Otwar's benefaction.
He also gave a salary of 40s. for a learned man to read lectures on the Holy Scriptures.
1503. Hugh Trotter, D.D., Treasurer of York cathedral, gave a benefaction to found one Fellowship for a priest of the diocese of York. He required that his fellow should preach a sermon in York cathedral in the fifth year of his regency in Arts.
1504. The College founded one Fellowship out of the common stock.
1528. The College founded four Scholarships out of the common stock.
1563. John Stokes, D.D., President of the College, gave lands to found four Scholarships, and reserved a preference to patives of Bedfordshire.
1573. Sir Thomas Smith, LL.D., fellow of the College, Principal Secretary of State to King Edward VI. and to Queen Elizabeth, Regius Professor of Greek in the University, founded two Scholarships, reserving a preference to his own relations, persons of his name, or to pupils of the grammar-school at Saffron Walden, after that to persons of the name of Alston, and to natives of Suffolk. The payment arises from a rentcharge on an estate in Northamptonshire.
He also founded a Lectureship on Arithmetic, and another on Geometry, but not tenable with any other office in College. The stipend of the former is £3, and of the latter £4 per annum, arising from a rent-charge.
1578. The College (?) founded one Scholarship for a native of Great Wareley in Essex.
1578. Henry Wiltshawe, B.D., of Storington in Essex, fellow of the College, founded two Scholarships.
1607. John Stoddard, citizen and grocer of London, gave a rent-charge on the Inn, called the Swan-with-two-necks, Ladlane, London, to found one Scholarship.
1618. George Mountaigne, D.D., fellow of the College, Bishop of London, afterwards Archbishop of York, founded two Scholarships, with preference to natives of Bangor, St Asaph,
or Llandaff. 1637. John Davenant, D.D., president of the College, and Bishop of Salisbury, gave a rent-charge at East Church, Isle of Sheppey, to found two Scholarships.
William Roberts, D.D., fellow of the College, Bishop of Bangor, gave a benefaction to found one Scholarship.
1674. Thomas Clarke, M.A., fellow of the College, and rector of Manningford-Abbots, Wiltshire, gave an estate for founding four Scholarships, and for the increase of the College
Library, and for a stipend to the librarian, who is to be one his scholars. One of these Scholarships is in the appointme of the president of the College.
1676. Robert Mapletoft, D.D., student of the Colleg afterwards fellow and Master of Pembroke Hall, and Dean Ely, gave a benefaction to found two Scholarships.
He also augmented by £6 each the stipends of the cens who moderates at the Problems, and of the catechist.
The Catechist's office was created in 1571, and changed i 1782 into a Lecture on the Greek Testament or Grotius.
1690. Thomas Edwards, LL.D., founded a Welsh Scholar ship.
1691. Thomas Alston, of Assington, Suffolk, pensioner o the College, gave a rent-charge to found one Scholarship, with preference to the founder's name, and to natives of Suffolk.
1694. David Edwards, gentleman, founded one Fellowship by Letters Patent, but without providing for tlie stipend. It is unrestricted, and regarded as a bye-fellowship, and may be held by a layman. The College allows rooms and commons to this fellow, if resident, but he has no voice in the affairs of the College.
1713. Griffith Lloyd, Esq., gave a benefaction to found one Scholarship for poor Welshmen, with a preference to Caermarthenshire, or St David's. He founded also one Scholarship for a Caermarthen scholar.
1717. Henry James, D.D., president of the College, gave a payment out of an exchequer annuity, which would expire in 1830, to found four Scholarships.
1725(?). Ferdinando Smithies, B.D., gave to the College a bequest of Bank Stock, for founding three Scholarships for Bachelors of Arts, tenable with other Scholarships.
1747. William Sedgwick, D.D., president of the College, left estates, for several uses, out of which, in 1774, when they came to the College, were founded two Scholarships, restricted, one to Northamptonshire, and the other to Buckinghamshire : the sons of poor clergymen to be preferred. These scholarships are in the appointment of the president, and are tenable with other scholarships. The value of each of these scholar
ships is £15 a year, and capable of increase to £20, but subject also to diminution.
1780. Rev. David Hughes, B.D., formerly fellow and vice-president of the College, left by will £2400 Consolidated British Annuities, and £317 in money, the proceeds of which were to be applied chiefly to the augmentation of the College livings, and for instituting the following Prizes:
1. An annual prize of ten guineas for the best composition in Divinity by a Bachelor of Arts. The subject is required to be from the New Testament, and is given out by the president in January, and the exercises are sent in not later than the following tenth day of April.
2. Two annual prizes of five guineas each, one for the best English Essay, and the other for the best Latin Essay, open to all undergraduates who are not questionists.
3. Two annual prizes of five guines each, for the best proficients in Classics, Mathematics, or Moral Philosophy.
1824. The scholarships, many of them being from small rent-charges, and inconsiderable in value, were consolidated by the president and fellows, and divided into twenty-six, with augmentations from the College Funds, as follows:
Eight Scholarships, each £25 per annum.
1840. The parishioners of St Paul's, Ball's Pond, Islington, in testimony of their respect to the Rev. John Sandys, M.A., of Queens' College, the incumbent of that church, founded an Exhibition at Queens' College, to be called The Sandys Exhibition
. The appointment of the exhibitioner is vested in Mr Sandys for his lifetime, and after his death, in the churchWardens and others of the parish.
he emolument arises from the dividend on £352. 28. 8d. Consols.
1842. Rev. Thomas Penny White, M.A., late fellow, ga an annual prize of £30 for a commencing Bachelor of Arts w has taken the highest degree, provided his name is plac among the first four Wranglers, or the first four in the Classic Tripos. In some particular cases, the accumulations are give to the successful candidate.
1854. There are 19 Foundation Fellowships, perfectly oper the restrictions were removed by Letters Patent of Her Majest in the first year of her reign. All of the fellows are require to be in Holy Orders, except two, who must proceed to t] degree of M.D., or LL.D., within twelve years from M.A. TÉ possession of property to the amount of £120 per annum, or living above £10 in the King's Books, requires the resignatio of a fellowship, except its holder be vice-president or one the five senior divines.
The average income of a non-resident fellow, according t the Report made to the Commissioners in 1851, was £145.68.3d. a resident fellow receives in addition about 308. a week durin, residence.
The scholars are required by the Statutes to be “ingenios et indigentes, ac honestis moribus præditi, sophistæ vel salten in grammatica sufficienter instructi.”
In the year 1837, the scholarships which had been consoli dated before, were again consolidated and augmented in value by grants from the general funds of the College. It has been agreed by the president and fellows, that there shall be at least fifteen Scholarships perfectly unrestricted :-two of £50, two of £40, and eleven of £15 each per annum, and tenable till B.A. It has been further agreed, that if there be any students deserving of scholarships, besides those contemplated, they shall have supernumerary scholarships ; also if any students appear to deserve better scholarships than those above mentioned, their scholarships shall be increased.
The general College Examination takes place at the division of the Easter Term, and the students who distinguish themselves at this Examination are elected to scholarships at the commer ent of the following Michaelmas Term, the payments however to the scholars, date from the preceding January.