List of Old Dunelmians

List of Old Dunelmians

This is a list of notable Old Dunelmians, former students of Durham School at Durham, England.

This is a sub-article of Durham School.
If you add to it, please reference your additions, thanks. See talk page.


A to E

A picture of Alexander Armstrong
Alexander Armstrong
A picture of Mandell Creighton
Mandell Creighton
  • Francis Crombie and Alexander Crombie, introduced the sport of rugby to Scotland from Durham School.[18]
  • Barry Stephenson Cumberledge (c1891–1970), cricketer and England rugby footballer.[19]
  • William Eden (1744–1814), first Baron Auckland, penal reformer and diplomatist.[20]
A picture of William Eden
William Eden
  • Thomas Renton Elliott (1877–1961), physician and physiologist.[21]

F to J

  • Henry Cecil Ferens (c1899–1975), Cricketer, gave his name to Ferens House, until 2003 a house for junior boys.[22]
  • WMW Fowler, bomber pilot and POW, culinary author.[23]
  • Henry Watson Fox (1817–1848), famous missionary in Masulipatam. Pupil and friend of Dr.Arnold at Rugby School. Author of Chapters on Missions in South India.[24]
  • Sir William Fox (1812?–1893), three times Prime Minister of New Zealand. Statesman and social reformer.[25]
A picture of William Fox
William Fox
A picture of Henry Hardinge
Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
A picture of the pipes of Arthur Harrison's organ at Ely Cathedral
The pipes of Ely Cathedral organ by Arthur Harrison
A picture of William Noel Hodgson
William Noel Hodgson

K to O

  • Graham C. Kerr, Cambridge Rowing Blue, Scottish rugby international and first civilian governor of the Sudan[41]
  • Sir John Grant McKenzie Laws (1945– ), Lord Justice of Appeal.[3][42]
  • Sir Donald Limon, Clerk of the House of Commons [3]
  • Paddy MacDee, television and radio broadcaster [3]
  • Sir Henry Manisty (1808–1890), Judge of the High Court.[43]
  • James Mickleton (1638–1693), antiquary and lawyer.[44]
  • Gordon Muchall, Durham, county cricketer.[3]
  • Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792–1871), scientist and geologist who served in the Peninsular War.[45]
A picture of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
A picture of Henry Nettleship
Henry Nettleship
  • Sir Robert Owen (1944– ), High Court Judge.[47] [3]
  • Noel Oxland World War I poet, Lt., 6th Border Regiment. Killed in action.[48]

P to T

A picture of Edward Bannerman Ramsay
Edward Bannerman Ramsay
A picture of Anthony Salvin
Anthony Salvin
  • Granville Sharp (1735–1813), 18th Century initiator of the movement for the abolition of slavery and founder of Sierra Leone as a land for returned slaves, originator of Sharp's rule, still used as Biblical proof of Christ's divinity.[3][6][56]
A portrait of Granville Sharp
Granville Sharp
A portrait of Edward Shortt
Edward Shortt
A picture of Christopher Smart
Christopher Smart
A picture of Henry Baker Tristram
Henry Baker Tristram
  • Dr. Thomas Hutchinson Tristram, Chancellor of London for 40 years. Doctor of Law. Last member of The Society of Doctor's Commons founded in 1511.[62]

U to Z

A picture of George Howard Wilkinson
George Howard Wilkinson

Speculative ODs

There have been claims for certain individuals to be ODs over the years, research has not been able to rule them out, but not in either.

  • John Balliol, King of Scotland, possibly attended Durham School before its official foundation in 1414.[68]
A picture of John Balliol
John Balliol
  • Michael Scot, alias Scotus, Scott, and Michael the wizard, 13th century mathematician, alchemist, scientist, linguist, philosopher and a character in Dante's Inferno

Citation needed

These are believed to be ODs but do not have references at this point. They are here so that editors can assist by finding references to support their inclusion and move them into the relevant sections above.

Other Military ODs

Indian Mutiny
Sir William Fairfax
George Jackson
Lachlan Macqueen
John Losh
the Crasters
Frederick and Henry Forbes
H.C Wilkinson
Moyes Preston
(Most were soldiers or officers of the Honourable East India Company)
Crimean War and South Africa
Sir James Trotter
Patrick Thorpe Dickson
Charles MacGregor
the Chaytors
Charles Wardell
Mitford Cust


  1. ^ "World War II unit histories & officers". Retrieved 18 August 2010. "Aarvold, (His Honour Sir) Carl Douglas ... Education: Durham School; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (Hon. Fellow, 1976)." 
  2. ^ a b "Campion the wonder school". BBC News. 30 March 2001. Retrieved 18 August 2010. "Durham School claim to be the fourth oldest rugby outfit in the world, and have been touring for 150 years. Alumni include England lock Gareth Archer and British Lions great Mike Weston." 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Distinguished Old Dunelmians". Durham School. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Petty, Moira (13 August 2010). "Camilla's delightful so I have to stick up for her: Alexander Armstrong on why there's one public figure he won't ridicule". London: MailOnline/. Retrieved 18 August 2010. "Even at public school, Alexander Armstrong found himself accused of being posh. ‘I was unlike everyone else at Durham School. It was like a country club for the children of rich, Northern industrialists, so an awful lot of big hairstyles on high stiletto heels climbed out of sports cars." 
  5. ^ "A Personal Introduction from Xander & Ben...". The Armstrong and Miller Show/. Retrieved 18 August 2010. "Alexander attended Mowden Hall Preparatory School in Northumberland where he picked up a lively interest in music and acting. So much so that he transferred at the age of 11 to St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh where he specialised in singing and playing the piano, the cello, and the giddy goat. He proceeded to Durham school on a music scholarship where he dropped the Cello in favour of the much more masculine Oboe but continued to hone his love of showing off." 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Durham School". Guide to Independent Schools. Retrieved 8 November 2009. "Former pupils: Granville Sharp (involved in the abolition of the American slave trade); Sir Peter Vardy (chairman of the Vardy Group plc); Mike Weston, Michael Stephenson (rugby players); Charles Spedding (Olympic athlete); Alexander Armstrong (actor); Jamie Atkinson (show jumper); William Todd (composer)." 
  7. ^ Stearn, Roger T.. "Bennett, Sir Ernest Nathaniel (1868–1947)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Sept 2004; online edn, May 2007). Retrieved 22 September 2009. "Ernest Bennett was educated at Durham School (1881–5), becoming a king's scholar, a school monitor, and captain of the rugby fifteen." 
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  11. ^ McCord, Norman. "Burn, William Laurence (1904–1966)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 19 October 2009. "...born on 15 October 1904 at Bombay House, Angate Street, Wolsingham, co. Durham, the only son of Laurence Burn (1864–1920) and his wife, Annie (1871–1931), daughter of William Coates of Oakcroft, Wolsingham. Burn's father was a minor landowner and tradesman, possessing a local quasi-patriarchal position which his son was to inherit. Burn was educated at Wolsingham grammar school (1914–19), Durham School (1919–22), and Merton College, Oxford (1922–5). He graduated with a second-class degree in modern history in 1925 and was appointed assistant in history at the University of St Andrews." 
  12. ^ "CARTER, THE REV. EDMUND SARDINSON". The Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives 2010 (2010). Retrieved 17 August 2010. "Going up from Durham Grammar School Mr. Carter was a double blue at Oxford, playing in the eleven in 1866 and 1867 and rowing in the boat in 1867 and 1868." 
  13. ^ "1st XV Squad". Newcastle Falcons. Retrieved 18 August 2010. "School/university: Durham School, Newcastle University." 
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  15. ^ "CONSTABLE, Prof (Charles) John". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 20 August 2010. "b. 20 January 1936 ... Education Durham Sch, Univ of Cambridge (MA), Univ of London (BSc), Harvard Univ (DBA)" 
  16. ^ Cooper, Thompson; rev. Richard Sharp. "Cooke, Thomas (1722–1783)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 4 October 2009. "After He received his education as king's scholar at Durham School, and afterwards entered Queen's College, Oxford (22 February 1743), where he never took a degree." 
  17. ^ Crowder, C. M. D.. "Creighton, Mandell (1843–1901)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 4 October 2009. "His father was a stern parent and, despite companionship at school, Creighton seems to have had a solitary adolescence, taking long walks, a relaxation that he enjoyed throughout his life (in his youth he walked from Oxford to Durham in three days), and forming decided, independent opinions. He went first to the cathedral school in Carlisle in 1852 and in 1858, with a scholarship, to the grammar school of Durham." 
  18. ^ "Rugby Union History". The Rugby Factory Shop. Retrieved 18 August 2010. "Rugby football has strong claims to the world's first and oldest "football club": the Guy's Hospital Football Club, formed in London in 1843, by old boys from Rugby School. Around the anglosphere, a number of other clubs formed to play games based on the Rugby School rules. One of these, Dublin University Football Club, founded in 1854, has arguably become the world's oldest surviving football club in any code. The Blackheath Rugby Club, in London, founded in 1858 is the oldest surviving non-university/school rugby club. Cheltenham College 1844, Sherborne School 1846 and Durham School 1850 are the oldest documented school's clubs. Francis Crombie and Alexander Crombie introduced rugby into Scotland via Durham School in 1854." 
  19. ^ "CUMBERLEGE, BARRY STEPHENSON". The Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives 2010 (2010). Retrieved 16 August 2010. "who died on September 22 [1970], aged 79, was in the Durham School XI before going up to Cambridge, where he got his Blue in 1913." 
  20. ^ Lee, Stephen M.; rev. Sinéad Agnew. "Eden, William, first Baron Auckland (1744–1814)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Sept 2004; online edn, May 2009). Retrieved 8 November 2009. "Eden was educated at Durham School (1755–8) and Eton College (1758–62) before going up to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1762." 
  21. ^ Himsworth, Harold. "Elliott, Thomas Renton (1877–1961)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Sept 2004). Retrieved 18 August 2010. "born at Willington, co. Durham, on 11 October 1877, the eldest son of Archibald William Elliott, retailer, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Thomas Renton, of Otley, Yorkshire. He went to Durham School where he was head boy, played rugby and cricket for the school, and won the fives challenge cup. He obtained a leaving exhibition to Cambridge, where his father's two elder brothers, Sir John Eliot and Thomas Armstrong Elliott, in their time had been second and eighth wrangler respectively." 
  22. ^ "FERENS, HENRY CECIL, C.B.E.". The Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives 2010 (2010). Retrieved 16 August 2010. "died at Durham on June 4 [1975], aged 76. A good batsman, he was in the XI at Durham School and later played for some years for the county, captaining the side in 1929, 1930 (when they won the championship) and 1931. At the time of his death he was Chairman of the County Club." 
  23. ^ Elizabeth Grice (17 Feb 2007). "Rogue's Recipe". "Bill Fowler was a gifted, spoilt boy. He hated his public school in Durham and confided that he sometimes thought of throwing himself off the bridge. Though naturally left-handed, he was made to write with his right hand and this caused him to stammer" 
  24. ^ Prior, Katherine. "Fox, Henry Watson (1817–1848)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 6 November 2009. "...born at Westoe, co. Durham, on 1 October 1817, a younger son of George Townshend Fox (d. 1848), of Durham. He was educated at Durham grammar school and at Rugby School (1831–6), where he came under the influence of Thomas Arnold and first contemplated life as a missionary. He took his BA from Wadham College, Oxford, in December 1839 and a year later was ordained deacon with a view to entering the service of the Church Missionary Society (CMS)." 
  25. ^ DALZIEL, RAEWYN; KEITH SINCLAIR. "Fox, William 1812?–1893". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (22 June 2007). Retrieved 16 August 2010. "William is thought to have attended the grammar school at Durham and went from there to Wadham College, Oxford, in 1828." 
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  28. ^ "Michael Gough". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2009. "Education: Wye Agricultural College, England; Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, England, Major – drama; Durham School, England; Rose Hill School, Kent, England" 
  29. ^ Eric Shorter (17 March 2011). "Michael Gough obituary". Retrieved 21 April 2011. "Michael Gough, actor, born 23 November 1916; died 17 March 2011 ... He was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, where his father was a rubber planter. After attending Rose Hill school, Tunbridge Wells, and Durham school, he dropped out of Wye Agricultural College in Kent in order to study acting at the Old Vic." 
  30. ^ Boase, G. C.; rev. Ellie Clewlow. "Graham, John (1794–1865)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 6 November 2009. "...was born in Claypath, Durham, on 23 February 1794, the only son of John Graham, managing clerk to Thomas Griffith of the Bailey, in the city of Durham. He was educated at the grammar school in Durham and matriculated at Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1812, being elected to a scholarship in 1813." 
  31. ^ Burns, Arthur. "Greenwell, William (1820–1918)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 3 November 2009. "His education commenced under the Revd George Newby at Witton-le-Wear, continuing at Durham grammar school. He matriculated at University College, Durham, in October 1836, graduating BA in 1839. He entered the Middle Temple, but owing to ill health returned to University College in 1841, obtaining his LTh in 1842 and MA in 1843." 
  32. ^ Ransome, Eleanor. "Hardcastle, William [Bill (1918–1975)"]. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 8 November 2009. "William (Bill) Hardcastle's education at Durham School was cut short when, aged sixteen, he contracted osteomyelitis, and was in and out of hospital for the next four years." 
  33. ^ Howlett, David J.. "Hardinge, Henry, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore (1785–1856)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008). Retrieved 9 September 2009. "Hardinge passed much of his childhood at The Grove near Sevenoaks amid a deeply religious tradition and in the care of two maiden aunts, and went to school at Durham." 
  34. ^ Clark, Relf. "Harrison, Arthur (1868–1936)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Sept 2004). Retrieved 18 August 2010. "born on 21 February 1868 in College Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, the second of the seven children of Tom Hugh Harrison (1839–1912), organ builder, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, née McDowell (d. 1921). In 1872 the family moved to Durham, and in 1882, after attending Durham School, Harrison followed his father into the craft of organ building, serving as an apprentice and eventually, in 1893, becoming his partner. The firm's business took him to many parts of the British Isles, but Durham remained his base for the rest of his life. ... The organs at Durham and Ely cathedrals (1905, 1908), All Saints, Margaret Street, London (1911), and St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol (1912), were outstanding in the pre-war period. Outstanding in the post-war period was his work at the Caird Hall, Dundee (1923), the Royal Albert Hall, London (1925–33), and King's College, Cambridge (1934). Throughout his career he built small organs of distinction, too, such as those at St John's, Keswick (1912), and All Saints, Maidenhead (1931). ... In November 1936 Harrison interrupted the finishing of the organ at Westminster Abbey in order to undergo an operation for a suspected ulcer." 
  35. ^ Murray, Patrick; rev. Katherine Mullin. "Beith, John Hay (pseud. Ian Hay) (1876–1952)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 13 September 2009. "In 1901 Beith taught at Fettes before returning to Cambridge for a short period to study science. In 1902 as a junior science master he joined Durham School, where he also coached the rugby teams and river crews. A charming companion, with a developed social sense, he was extremely popular. Durham featured in one of his best books, Housemaster (1936)." 
  36. ^ Haig, Catriona. "Hodgson, William Noel [pseud. Edward Melbourne (1893–1916)"]. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 12 October 2009. "In September 1905 Hodgson entered Durham School as a king's scholar. He was a gifted student and a talented athlete, achieving several sporting prizes ... However, they were quickly made aware of the realities of war; their first important experience of battle, at Loos on 25 September 1915, resulted in the deaths of fifteen officers and 461 men. During the conflict Hodgson, with three other officers and a hundred men, defended a trench for thirty-six hours before reinforcements arrived. His poem ‘Back to Rest’, describing the exhilaration of war, was written soon after this experience. For his actions during the engagement Hodgson was awarded the Military Cross in October 1915 ... on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Somme offensive, he was killed near Mansel Copse outside Mametz while bringing forward the supply of grenades." 
  37. ^ "Ian Hogg Biography (1937-)". Retrieved 8 November 2009. "Education: Trained for the stage at Drama Centre, London, 1961–64; also attended Durham School and St. John's College, Durham, England." 
  38. ^ Thoma, Carol L.. "Hogg, Thomas Jefferson (1792–1862)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 13 September 2009. "A reserved boy acutely conscious of his status as a gentleman, Jefferson attended Durham grammar school from the age of twelve until 1810 before matriculating at Oxford in February 1810." 
  39. ^ "HUMPHREYS, CAPT. NOEL FORBES". The Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives 2010 (2010). Retrieved 16 August 2010. "born 1890; died of wounds March 27 [1918]. Durham School XI. Visited South Africa with the English Rugby XV." 
  40. ^ "Wilkinson joins others in the wings". Northern Echo. 11th Dec 2004. Retrieved 18 August 2010. "James Isaacson ... The 24-year-old Durham School product, who made his senior debut in 2001, ..." 
  41. ^ Malden, John (1996). Let Durham Flourish. Durham City: The Friends of Durham School. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-9528670-0-5. " memory of G.C. Kerr ... Cambridge Rowing Blue & Scottish Rugger International, who was first civilian governor of the Sudan." 
  42. ^ "LAWS, Rt Hon Lord Justice; Hon Sir John Grant McKenzie". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 20 August 2010. "b. 10 May 1945 ... Education: Durham Sch (King's scholar), Exeter Coll Oxford (Sr open classical scholar, BA, MA)" 
  43. ^ Hamilton, J. A.; rev. Sinéad Agnew. "Manisty, Sir Henry (1808–1890)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 19 October 2009. "...born at Vicarage House, Edlingham, Northumberland, on 13 December 1808, the second son of James Manisty BD, vicar of Edlingham, and his wife, Eleanor, née Foster, of whom little is known. He was educated at Durham Cathedral grammar school, and was later articled in the offices of Thorpe and Dickson, attorneys, of Alnwick, Northumberland." 
  44. ^ Doyle, Sheila. "Mickleton, James (1638–1693)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Sept 2004). Retrieved 16 August 2010. "He was educated at Durham School, admitted to Gray's Inn in 1652, and to Christ's College, Cambridge, and the Inner Temple in 1656. He was called to the bar in 1663. He was appointed keeper of the seal of the county palatine of Durham in 1689." 
  45. ^ Bonney, T. G.; rev. Robert A. Stafford. "Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, baronet (1792–1871)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004; online edn, May 2009). Retrieved 9 September 2009. "In 1799 Roderick was placed at the grammar school, Durham, where he led in mischief more often than in his class." 
  46. ^ Bywater, Ingram; rev. Roger T. Stearn. "Nettleship, Henry (1839–1893)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004; online edn, May 2006). Retrieved 4 October 2009. "Nettleship attended Mr Darnell's Preparatory School, Market Harborough, before going in 1849 to the new Lancing College, and then in 1852 to Durham School, whose headmaster was Edward Elder, for whose character and attainments Nettleship always retained the utmost admiration. In 1854 Nettleship followed Elder to Charterhouse, and became a ‘gown-boy’ by winning an open foundation scholarship in 1855." 
  47. ^ "OWEN, Hon Mr Justice; Sir Robert Michael". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 20 August 2010. "b. 19 September 1944 ... Education Durham Sch, Univ of Exeter (LLB)" 
  48. ^ "GREEN HILL CEMETERY". Old Front Line Battlefields of WW1 – Paul Reed. Retrieved 5 November 2009. "Lieutenant Noel Oxland 6th Bn Border Regiment: Killed 9th August 1915, aged 24. Educated at Durham School and Worcester College, Oxford. Gallipoli poet. His poems appeared in the Times August 1915; was a friend and contemporary of William Noel Hodgson who fell on the Somme in July 1916." 
  49. ^ Rawlinson, A. E. J.; rev. Marc Brodie. "Parsons, Richard Godfrey (1882–1948)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Retrieved 8 November 2009. "...born at Pendleton, Lancashire, on 12 November 1882, the only son of William Parsons, merchant, of Calcutta, who became secretary of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, and his wife, Bertha Best, of Thetford, Norfolk. Educated at Durham School (1895–1901), he became in 1901 a demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, obtaining in 1903 a second class in honour moderations and in 1905 and 1906 first-class honours in literae humaniores and theology, and being elected to a Liddon studentship. Postgraduate work in Germany was followed by residence at the deanery, Westminster, as the pupil of the dean, J. Armitage Robinson, and at Cuddesdon College." 
  50. ^ "PATTIE, Sir Geoffrey Edwin". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 17 August 2010. "b. 17 January 1936 ... Education: Durham Sch, St Catharine's Coll Cambridge" 
  51. ^ "Max Pugh". BBC Film Network. Retrieved 6 February 2011. "He was educated at Durham School and read politics at the University of Leeds." 
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  53. ^ Neuberger, Julia. "Rayner, John Desmond (1924–2005)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online edn, Jan 2009). Retrieved 6 November 2009. "Hans Rahmer went to live with the family of Robert William Stannard, rector of Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham, who soon became his family—Uncle Will and Aunt Muriel. They succeeded in getting a nursing place for his sister Erica at Sunderland Royal Infirmary, and she arrived on 25 August 1939. Hans attended Durham School, and, later, with restrictions in place for German refugees in case they were Nazi agents, was transferred to Giggleswick School, from which he won an open scholarship in modern languages to Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He took that up in 1947, after four years in the Durham light infantry, during which he changed his name from Rahmer to Rayner." 
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  67. ^ "Mickey Young". Newcastle Falcons. Retrieved 30 April 2010. "Attending Brierton Community School in Hartlepool before joining Durham School Sixth Form and Northumbria University, Young represented England at Under-16s level in 2005. Having played for Durham School in the final of the Daily Mail Cup at Twickenham, Young graduate to England Under-18s level." 
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