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JAMES , HERBERT ARMITAGE ( 1844 - 1931 ), cleric and headmaster ;

b. at Kirkdale , Liverpool , 3 Aug. 1844 , second son of David James ( Dewi o Ddyfed , q.v.) . He was educated at Abergavenny grammar school and went to Jesus College , Oxford , in 1863 . He was at Lincoln College , Oxford , in 1864 (scholar 1864-7 ), and obtained first classes in classical honour moderations in 1865 and ‘Litterae Humaniores’ in 1867 . He took his B.A. in 1867 , M.A. in 1870 , B.D. in 1874 , and D.D. in 1895 , Elected to a Fellowship at S. John's College , he was an assistant master at Marlborough , 1872-5 , and then for eleven years headmaster of Rossall . After three years ( 1886-9 ) as dean of S. Asaph , he became successively headmaster of Cheltenham (till 1895 ) and Rugby ( 1895-1909 ) before returning to S. John's as president , which office he held for twenty-two years. He was for forty years chaplain to A. G. Edwards (q.v.) . He d. at Oxford , 15 Nov. 1931 , and was buried at Wolvercote .

Sources:

  • Who was who? ;
  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • The Times , 16 Nov. 1931 .

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959