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Henry Barrington Tristram


He was born on 5th September 1861in Greatham, Co Durham the son of Henry Baker Tristram. His grandfather was Henry Baker Trisham, a priest who devoted his life to the church, travel writing and ornithology. He was known as ‘the birdman canon’. H.B. Tristram was educated at Loretto School from 1870 to 1873 and 1879 to 1881, Winchester College from 1875 to 1879, Hertford College , Oxford . He was a rugby blue three times from 1882 to 1884. He played rugby five times for England and was never on a losing side. He played cricket for cricket for Oxford University and Durham CCC.  

The England side that played Scotland on 1st March 1884. (L-R) Back Row: C. Gurdon ( Richmond ), R.S. Kindersley (Oxford University/Exeter), A. Rotherham ( Oxford University ), G.T. Thomson ( Halifax ). Middle Row: E.L. Strong ( Oxford University ), A.M. Evanson ( Richmond ), C.S. Wooldridge (Blackheath). Front Row: W.M. Tatham ( Oxford University ), H.T. Twynam ( Richmond ), H.B. Tristram ( Oxford University ). On the Ground: G.C. Wade (Oxford University), R.S.F. Henderson (Blackheath), E.T. Gurdon (Captain) (Richmond), C.J.B. Marriott (Cambridge University / Blackheath), W.N. Bolton (Blackheath).


In 1886-87 he was Senior Classical Master at Newton College , Newton Abbot. He was  then appointed Assistant Master at Loretto School . He was Vice-Gerent there from 1891 to 1903. Headmaster from 1903 to 1908. He was the author in 1911 of “The History of Loretto School”. Headmaster of St. Paul ’s School in 1909 to 1912. He moved to Jersey and was head of Victoria College there from 1914 to 1927.


He died on 1st October 1946 in St. Helier, Jersey . He left a widow Emmeline Worrall Tristram.



© Patrick Casey, 2010
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