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Bertram, George Colin Lawder

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN138
  • Person
  • 1911-2001

Dr George Colin Lawder Bertram was born in Worcester in April 1911, the son of Frank Bertram, Deputy Director of Civil Aviation, Air Ministry. He read Natural Sciences at St John’s College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1932 and gaining a PhD in 1939. He was awarded the Polar Medal in 1937, after taking part in the British Graham Land Exhibition from 1934-37 as Biologist.

Bertram was appointed Tutor at St John’s in 1945 and became Senior Tutor in 1965, serving in this position until 1972. During his time as a Tutor he was the Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute for eight years between 1949 and 1957. Throughout his life he published numerous papers and books on the arctic, zoological and population. He remained a Fellow of the College from 1972 until his death in 2001.

He married Kate Ricardo in 1939, and was survived by four sons.

Obituary in The Eagle: Vol 83, 2001, p. 69
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Bettesworth, John

  • GB-1859-SJAC-PN45
  • Person
  • c.1678 - 1751

Admitted to St. John's in 1696; matric. 1699; B.A. 1699/1700. Judge of the Prerogative Court, 1714-1751.

Bill, William

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN136
  • Person
  • c. 1505- 15 July 1561

William Bill was Master of St John's (1546/7 to 1551), Vice-Chancellor of the University (1548) and twice Master of Trinity College (1551-1553, 1558-1561), Provost of Eton College (1558-1561) and Dean of Westminster (1560-1561).
Bill was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire and had two brothers and two sisters. His brother, Thomas became physician to Henry VIII. William was educated at St John's and was elected a Fellow in 1534. He received his B.D. 1544-1546.

Blythe, Geoffrey

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN84
  • Person
  • c.1465-1530

Geoffrey Blythe was educated at Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge, the latter of which he is recorded as having entered in 1483. He was ordained as a priest on 4th April 1496. From 1503 until his death, Blythe served as the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. He was appointed president of the Council of Wales and the Marshes from 1512 to 1524.

Bolton, William

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN123
  • Person
  • d.1532

William Bolton was a canon of the Augustinian order, prior of St. Bartholomew’s in West Smithfield, London, and master of the king’s works. While little information survives concerning the early years of his life, Bolton is known to have attended St. Mary’s College, Oxford, between 1501 and 1503, with his election at St. Bartholomew’s confirmed by the bishop of London in 1505. As a royal adminstrator, Bolton oversaw a number of important building projects, including the chapel of Henry VII and the monument to Lady Margaret Beaufort in Westminster Abbey, and from 1517, the reconstruction of New Hall in Boreham, Essex. He is cited as master of the king’s works in the will of Henry VII (1509), but is likely to have occupied this position from around 1504 onwards. In addition to his royal engagements, Bolton also oversaw important reconstruction of the priory church at St. Bartholomew’s between 1513 and 1517. In 1522, he received preferment as rector of Harrow on the Hill in Middlesex. He died in London in 1532 and was buried at St. Bartholomew’s.

Bonsey, H D

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN215
  • Person

Booth, Robert

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN166
  • Person
  • 1585 (?)-1657

Robert Booth was a translator and clergyman. He was born in Yorkshire where his father Revd George Booth was vicar of South Kirkby, near Halifax, and his mother was Mary, daughter of Thomas Lister of Shibden. Booth came up to Trinity College as a sizar in 1603 and graduated in 1607 with his B.A. He was made a fellow of Emmanuel College in 1609.

Boulton, James

  • GB-1859-SJAC-PN41
  • Person
  • Unknown

Admitted as sizar (aged 15) to St. John's in 1637. Born in Lincolnshire.

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