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1894. Excerpt: ... Part I. 1826-1864. HEAD MASTER: THE REV. JOHN
CHARLES JAMES HOSKYNS ABRAHALL, M. Wadham College, Oxford.
INTRODUCTION The grammar-school of Bruton was originally founded in
the eleventh year of Henry the Eighth, I5I9, by Richard Fitz-James,
Bishop of London, John Fitz-James, his nephew, afterwards Lord
Chief Justice of England, both natives of Redlynch, near Bruton,
and John Edmondes, Clerk, D.D., collated in 1517 to the
Chancellorship of St. Paul's. The endowment consisted of the
schoolhouse, and about an acre of ground adjoining, together with
some small tenements in Bruton, the latter of which have been sold
to redeem the land-tax charged upon the other parts of the
property; an estate of about 1 60 acres of land in the parishes of
St. James, Shaftesbury, and Stower Provost, in the county of
Dorset, now let at 250 per annum; and one part and a half in seven
in the manor of Furneaux in the parish of Warminster in the county
of Wilts, the other parts being holden by Corpus Christi College,
Oxford. This estate is granted out for lives, and the part
belonging to the school may produce upon an average from 10 to 15
per annum. The school has since acquired possession of land in the
parish of Brewham, which brings in some 150 per annum. The
foundation-deed, written in English on two sheets of parchment,
bears the date Sept. 29, 1519, and is in a very fine state of
preservation. It has been printed in full in "Somerset and Dorset
Notes and Queries," with explanatory remarks by the Rev. F. W.
Weaverx. The following passages occur in the deed: "And the said
Scolemaister shall teche his scolers Gramer after the gode newe
ffourme used in Magdalene College in Oxford, or in the Scoole at
Powles in London, or after such gode ffourme as for the...
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