Old Ruthinian Association

Old Ruthinian Association - Distinguished Old Ruthinians

Distinguished Old Ruthinians

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1568Richard Parry Bishop of St Asaph, Translator of the Bible.
1572John Davies Translator; compiler of the Welsh Lexicon.
1589Godfrey Goodman Bishop of Gloucester.
1590John Williams Dean of Westminster, Bishop of Lincoln, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, Archbishop of York.
1590John Jones Author of a Welsh grammar; collector of Hengwrt and Peniarth manuscripts.
1635David Yale Father of Elihu Yale, benefactor of Yale College, Conn., USA
1635Huw Morus Poet and Royalist - the Nightingale of Ceiriog.
1640William Lloyd Bishop of Llandaff; Bishop of Peterborough; Bishop of Norwich.
1645John Trevor Master of the Rolls; Speaker of the House of Commons; knight.
1645David Lloyd Canon of St.Asaph; Author of Church Worthies.
1648John Lloyd One of the six clerks in Chancery.
1650Thomas Lloyd Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania.
1675John Wynne Bishop of St Asaph; Bishop of Bath & Wells.
1709(c.) Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn 3rd Baronet and Prince of Wales(1693-1749) [in Peter DG Thomas' Politics in Eighteenth Century Wales (1998)]
1722Josiah Tucker Dean of Gloucester.
1726Henry Owen M.D. Writer on the gospels and miracles.
1733Richard Perryn Chief baron of the Exchequer.
1740Richard Hughes Canon of St.Paul's.
1740John Maddocks Barrister in London.
1744Lloyd Kenyon 1st Baron Kenyon Master of the Rolls; Lord Chief Justice.
1745Robert Cotton Dean of Chester.
1750Thomas Maddock Governor of Bengal.
1750John Wainwright Bishop of New York.
1750Edward Edwards Archdeacon of Brecon.
1759John Lloyd Chief Justice of Carmarthen.
1760Richard Richards Chief Justice of Chester; Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
1780John Hughes Father of Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's Schooldays.
1780Howell Holland-Edwards Comportioner at Waddesdon, Bucks., Prebendary of Westminster.
1780Henry Parry Canon of St.Asaph; editor of Lingua Britannicae.
1780Charles Clough Dean of St.Asaph.
1780Robert Jones St.John's College, Cambridge.
1785Richard Newcome Biographer of Gabriel Goodman; Warden of Ruthin.
1785John Jones Archdeacon of Merioneth; Bampton Lecturer at Oxford.
1790Edward Jones Chairman of the Wesleyan Society.
1798John Parry Complier of Cambrian Plutarch.
1821John Williams The originator of Archaeologica Cambrensis.
1823Rev'd Thomas Briscoe D.D. Renowned Hebrew and German Scholar/Author.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1835Edward Smart Archdeacon of St.Asaph.
1835Robert Owen Author of books on dogmatic theology and canon law.
1840Sir C.J. Watkin-Williams Q.C.; Justice of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court; Bachelor.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1843Rev'd Richard David Thomas M.A. Archdeacon of Montgomery; author of The History of the Diocese of St.Asaph.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1851Rowland Ellis Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney.
1855Rupert Morris Editor of Archaelogica Cambrensis; author of The History of the Diocese of Chester.
1860Richard Owen Canon of St.Asaph; editor of Arch.Camb.
1860Elias Owen Welsh international footballer.
1880Sir Arthur Reginald Bankart K.C.V.O., Surgeon Rear-Admiral; Surgeon to Edward VII and George V.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1886William Casson Engineer; killed in action - Major; recommended for V.C.
1886Sir Lewis Casson M.C., Actor/Producer; married Dame Sybil Thorndike
1890Randal Casson Secretary to the Governor of Burma.
1893Spencer Ellis Dean of St.Asaph. Governor of Ruthin School.
1905Dr. Trevor Hughes Author of Ruthin A Town with a Past.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1919John P. McArthur Capped for Scotland at Rugby Football.
1920C. Denis Lunn Banker, Director of The British Bank of the Middle East.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1922Eric G L. Robinson Prime Minister's pilot. He flew Neville Chamberlain to Munich.
1923Dr. Roland B. Davies Served on the National Committee of Medical Practitioners who presided over the introduction of the N.H.S., 1948.
1923Edward S. Jarvis Chairman of British Ropes. Chairman of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1924Cyril F. Locke Commander, R.N. 1939-1945 Company Director.
1924Gerald S. Glover Major, British Forces. Timber Merchant, North Ireland. Bombed and burnt out twice, during the troubles.
1927Tom Robertson Leathes F.R.I.C.S., Chartered Land Agent. 1939 Denbighshire Yeomanry Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Lieut.Col. in 1945.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1928A. David Corkhill Commander, R.N. 1937-1945.
1929Rev'd Edward Harries-Jones B.A. Anglican Priest. The first Anglican Priest to complete and win a National running competition, (half marathon).
Past President of the O.R.A.
1929Francis Humphrey Jones L.D.S. Dentist on H.M.S. Sheffield, 1939-45. Caernarfon Dentist, High Sheriff of Caernarfon 1970
1930Leonard T.A. Foinette B.Arch., R.I.B.A., Lieut.Com. R.N.V.R. Designer of the 1980 Wing at School.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1934V. Kellett T. Jones L.D.S. Captain Infantry Forces 1939-45. Ruthin Dentist. County Golfer.
1934W. Leslie (Les) Harlow D.F.C. WW2 Lancaster Bomber Pilot. Completed 33 missions with his crew. Chief Pilot with British Airways until retirement.
1935Sir Ian Richmond LL.D. F.S.A. F.B.A. Professor of Archaeology University of Oxford. Fellow of all Souls.
1936Kenneth Richardson LL.B. Q.C. Barrister. Circuit Judge Central Criminal Court. Sometime Treasurer Middle Temple.
1937David Lewis Williams Welsh International Hockey Player.
1938Sir Trevor Hughes K.C.B. Civil Servant.
1938Dr. Stanley R. Richardson Oxford Blue (Merton) for Athletics.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1939Thomas Spencer Lea Solicitor. Served on North Atlantic Convoys.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1939Keith M. Tamlin LL.B. Solicitor. Director of Everton Football Club. Infantry Captain serving in the Middle East after the War. Past President of Liverpool Law Society.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1939John S. Taylor R.I.B.A. Architect. Chairman of Architectural Company, Offices in America, Australia, Europe and Russia.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1941David J.M. Hooson O.B.E. M.Sc. Professor of Geology, University of Columbia. Professor Of Geography, University of California.
1941Sir Peter Badge LL.B. Senior Treasury Council. Author.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1941Dr. Kenneth B. Edwards Squadron Leader RAF. Cheshire Doctor.
1942Christopher J.D. Saunders-Griffiths Oxford Blue (St.Edmund Hall) for Hockey.
1942Paul J.Samet Professor of Computer Science, University College London.
1946Sir Trevor Hughes K.C.B. Permanent Secretary at the Welsh Office.
1946Robert (Bob) W. Barber M.A., (Cantab.) M.B.A. Captain of Lancashire and Warwickshire County Cricket Clubs. Played 28 Test matches for England.
1947Gwilym Owen DSc. Principal of University College of Aberystwyth. Professor of Physics.
1948Emeritus Professor Barrie Vernon-Roberts 22/03/1935 - 01/12/2015. AO. MD. Bsc. Phd. FRC Path. FRCPA. FA OrthA (Hon) FRS. SA. An outstanding researcher in the field of bone and joint pathology, spinal disease and inflammation. Awarded the Volvo Award in 1986, 1990 and 2003. He was Australian of the year for South Australia in 2003. He was made an officer of The Order of Australia in the Queen's 2005 Birthday Honours. Retired as Director of the IMVS in 2005.
1951Philip Eyton-Jones O.St.J., T.D., D.Lo, F.R.S.A., R.I.B.A., M.R.T.P. Director of Architecture, Planning & Estates for Clwyd County Council. Lt.Col, Territorial Army. Chairman Reserve Forces & Cadets Association Wales.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1951David Prys Thomas Professor of Mathematics, Dundee University.
1951Mr. Glenn Neil-Dwyer Surgeon, Neurologist.
1951John Hughes Welsh Rugby Trialist.
1953R. Neville Thomas LL.B., Q.C. Barrister.
1954R. Gwyn L. Williams Senior Under Officer RAF College Cranwell 1965. Squardon Leader RAF. Concord pilot until retirement.
1954His Hon. Judge lan J.C. Trigger M.A. LL.B. LLM. Barrister.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1955K. Martyn Rees Senior Under Officer, RAF College Cranwell 1965.
1957Anthony N. Richards M.B.E., Company Director. Freeman of the Metropolitan Borough of St.Helens.
1957Michael (Mike) G. Roberts Capped for Wales at Rugby Union Football Toured New Zealand with the British Lions in 1971. Played club rugby for London Welsh RFC.
1958Richard P.N. Koldeway Senior Under Officer Sandhurst 1965.
1959His Hon. Judge David R. Swift Solicitor. Circuit Judge.
1962Alan L.J. Bowen B.A., F.C.I.B, F.R.S.A. Head of Kleinwort Benson, Bankers, West Coast of America. Managing Director of Dresdner Kleinwort, London.
Past President of the O.R.A.
1962Dr. Kerr Walker Ph.D., FRAgS., Director of GCIRC (Groupe Consulatif Internationale Recherche sur la Colza)
1980J.C. Julian Lennon Musician and Photographer. Philanthropist, notably his own White Feather Foundation and the Whaledreamers Organization.