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1839 Excerpt: ...and twelve scholars. The scholarships are open,
and given to free competition. The fellows are elected either from
factual or superannuated scholars, with no res riction, except that
there cannot be more than two of the same county (with the
exception of Oxfordshire, which may have five at the same time).
There are several exhibitions: and a few undergraduate gentlemen
commoners, and fifty or sixty commoners. St. Johns College was
founded in 1557, by Sir Thomas White, alderman and merchant tailor.
It consists of a president, fifty fellows and scholars, &c. Of
the fellowships, six are for founders' kindred; seven appointed to
particular endowed schools; the rest all to Merchant Tailors'
school. The founders' kin are fellows on admission; the rest
scholars (or probationary fellows) for three years. There are
generally from thirty to forty undergraduate commoners in
residence. Jesus College was founded by Queen Elizabeth, in 1571,
on the benefaction of Hugh Price, treasurer of St. David's; and has
received additional benefactions. The foundation now consists of a
principal, nineteen fellows, eighteen scholars, &c., mostly
natives of Wales. The independent members, of whom there are
generally fifty or sixty undergraduates, are, for the most part,
from the same part of the island. Wadham College was founded in
1613, by Nicholas Wadham of Merifield, in Somersetshire, and
Dorothy, his wife, for a warden, fifteen fellows, fifteen scholars,
&c. The fellows are superanuated after eighteen years. They are
elected from the scholars: of these the greater part are admitted
on open competition: a few restricted to particular counties.
Resident undergraduates about fifty. Pembroke College was founded
by the endowment of the ancient Broadgate Hall, in 1624, by T...
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