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King Charles I. granted to this Society the perpetual advowson of St. Aldate's Church ; and certain lands for the maintenance of one Fellow, to be chosen from Guernsey or Jersey.

Archbishop Abbot, Juliana Stafford, and Francis Rous, were the next Benefactors; and Dr. George Morley, Bishop of Winchester, founded five Scholarships for the natives of Guernsey and Jersey.

Queen Anne annexed a Prebend of Gloucester to the Mastership. Lady Holford gave two Exhibitions of 20l. a year each ; Dr. Hall, Master of this College, and Bishop of Bristol, built

the Master's Lodge ings; Sir John Bennet, Lord Oflulftone, endowed two Fellowships and Scholarships; Mr. Townshend gave eight Exhibitions to young Scholárs, from Gloucestershire; and Sir John Philips, Bart. in 1749, founded one Fellowship and one Seholarship.

The present members are, a Mafter, fourteen Fellows, thirty Scholars and Exhibitioners; the whole number of Students usually about 70.

Visitor. The Chancellor of the University,

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H A L L S. VVE Halls or Academical Houses, not incorporated, still .

Originally chiefly in Halls or Hotels, where Professors and Tutors. refided. But when the Colleges were founded, and ftill more, when the Reformation took place, the libe. ral education, now in use, brought the Students to the more convenient accommodation in Colleges. These Societies are not endowed, though they have had confiderable Benefaétions, which are dispensed to the Students in Exhibitions, which they enjcy for a fated time. They are under the government of their re{pective Principals, whose incomes arise from the room


rent of the Chambers. The Students take an oath to obey the statutes and customs of the Hall, which ftalutes are made and altered by the Chancellor, who has the nomination of the Principals, and is Visitor of all the Halls, except St. Edmund Hall, which is depend. ant on Queen's College, and the Principal appointed by that Society.

ST. ALBAN HALL. I. ST. ALBAN Hall, which is in St. John's Parish, adjoins to Merton College on the east. It had its name from Robert de St, Alban, a Citizen of Oxford, who conveyed the premifes to the Abbey of Lillemore. Of this Hall were Archbishop Marih; Dr. Lamplugh, Archbishop of York; Benediet Barnhan, Alderinan of London, who built the Front of the Hall as it is at present; and William Lenthall, Speaker of the Long Par. liament.

ST. EDMUND HALL, II. ST. EDMUND Hall is opposite to the east side of Queen's, to which c llege it is dependant, and has about forty Students. The Buildings were completed, and other confiderable improvements made while the late Dr. Shaw, that eminent Traveller, was Principal. Of this Hall were Dr. John Mill, who publi!hed the Greek Teftament, printed at the Theatre; and Thomas Hearne, M. A. that diligent Antiquary.

NEW-INN HALL. III. New-INN HALL stands at the west end of the City, near the Church of St. Peter in the Bailey. It was formerly called 'Trillock's. Inn, from John Trillock, Bishop of Hereford, who built it in the year 1349. Opposite this Hall is the Gateway of a College of Monks of the Augustine Order, in which Erasmus refided two years. He left an elegant Latin Poem on his manner of living there.


ST. MARY HALL. IV. ST. MARY HALL is situated north of Oriel Col. Tege, near the High-Street It consists of one Quadran. gle, formed by the Principal's Lodgings on the north, the Hall and Chapel on the south, and on the east and west by the Chambers of the Students.

This Hali was erected by King Edward II. Some Exhibitions have been given to affiit the Students in the prosecution of their studies.

Several eminent men have refided and been educated here, viz. Cardinal Allen, Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor Hatton, Erasmus, Mr. Sandys the celebrated English Poet and Traveller, &c.

The buildings of this Society have received confi. derable improvements within the present century, the east fide having been entirely rebuilt by the contribu. tions of several noblemen and gentlemen educated here ; and the south fide of the Quadrangle has been lately raised and finished by Benefactions from the present Prin. cipal and other members of the Society. The number of Students is about go.

MAGDALEN HAL L. V. MAGDALEN HALL is adjoining to the west side of Magdalen College, to which it is an appendant. The number of Exhibitions given to this Hall supplies it with many members. It was erected by William Wain. feet, the Founder of Magdalen College, and has a large Grammar School joined to it, intended as a Nursery for Magdalen College. The number of Students is generally about go.

OXFORD T E R M S. Hilary Term begins January 14. _Ends on Saturday before PalmSundayo

Easter Term begins on Wednesday after Low Sunday, -Ends on Thursday before Whitsunday. Act Term begins on Wednesday after Trinity Sunday

Ends on Saturday after Act Sunday. Michaelmas Term begins O&. 10.

Ends Dec. 17


The Late and Present GOVERNORS

Of the respective


Late and present Presidents of Magdalen College, 1768. George Horne, D. D. 1791. Martin Jof. Routh, D. D.

Late and present Masters of University College. 1744. John Browne, D.D. 1764. Nathan Wetherell, D. D.

Late and present Provosts of Queen's College. 1756. Joseph Browne, D. D. 1767. Thomas Fothergill

, D. D.
Late and present Wardens of All Souls College.
1767. Right Honourable Lord Tracy, D. D.
1793. Edmund Imam, D. D.
Late and present Principals of Brasenose College.
1777. Thomas Barker, D. D.
1785. William Cleaver, D.D.

Late and present Principals of Hertford College.
1757. David Durell, D.D.
1775. Bernard Hodgson, LL, D.



Late and present Wardens of New College. 1768. John Oglander, D.D. 1794- Samuel Gauntlett, D.D.

Late and Present Wardens of Wadham College. 1777. James Gerard, D.D. 1783. John Wills, D.D.

Late and present Presidents of Trinity College. 1731. George Huddesford, D.D. 1776. Joseph Chapman, D.D.

Late and present Masters of Balliol College. 1727. Theophilus Leigh, D.D. 2785. John Davey, D.D.

Late and present Presidents of St. John's College. 1772. Samuel Dennis, D.D. 1795. Michael Marlow, D.D.

Late and present Provosts of Worcester College. 1777. William Sheffield, D.D. 1795. Whittington Landon, D.D.

Late and present Rectors of Exeter College. 1772. Thomas Bray, D.D. 1785. Thomas Stinton, D. D.

Late and present Principals of Jesus College, 1763. Humphrey Owen; D.D. 1768. Joseph Hoare, D.D.

Late and present Rectors of Lincoln College. 1784. John Horner, D. D. 1792. Edward Tatham, D.D.


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