Eton School Lists
1791 to 1850
Eton School Lists 1791 - 1850 (Second Edition) is now available as a scanned image book on CD.
£9.00 UK. (16.00 US$) (incl Postage and Packing)
Suitable for all modern PCs (not for AppleMac)
About the Eton CDHalf Page Sample (102KB)
The book is a list of boys attending Eton from 1791 to 1850
and listed every third year, with boys falling between in an
Intermediate List. It is then possible to tell who was at school
at the same time, or in the same class or if they stayed at
college or came in from the town each day. Stapylton has added to
his book the Christian name where known and has been able to add
a few biographical words where possible. This he did
by contacting the families and asking for information - this was still
possible in 1864 - and using reference books : Burke's Landed
Gentry, Walford's Country Families, Gentleman's Magazine, The
Annual Register and other similar works.
So we learn that the schoolboy later became a soldier, an M.P, or perhaps just where his family was from, or that he went to India, and possibly how he died and when. A good number died young, and to be found here are the fallen at Waterloo and Sebastopol and other notable battles, others were bankers, went into the church or the law. It is notable that military careers were followed by many who went to Eton and often mentioned are such as the 11th Dragoons, Bengal Native Infantry, 2nd Life Guards, 7th Hussars, Rifle Brigade, Coldstream Guards, Madras Army, and many others.
Note: The scanning process has caused a few local distortions especially where the page
turns into the spine - this has been mimimised as far as possible. There are no photographs of Eton schoolboys in the CD.
A few words where the original print was imperfect has been left as it was - though it is still just readable. The pages are white with the black print larger than the original for clarity.
On most PC computers the list will be wider than the screen (optimised for a 19 inch screen) but as the lists are in columns this is not a problem as moving the screen across to the second column is simple. The CD was written for a modern PC pentium or similar with each page image averaging 250 KB, this will display from the CD almost without delay on a modern machine. This book can be read directly from the CD, nothing needs to be loaded on your computer.
Roger F. Vaughan 2004.