Person    | Male  Born 11/1/1828  Died 28/12/1911

Albert Barff

Albert Barff

Head of the choir school at St Pauls.  When he died he was vicar of St. Giles's, Cripplegate, and Prebendary of St. Paul's.

Andrew Behan and kindly researched this entry for us:
Born 2 Paradise Place, Hackney, the son of Frederick and Mary Barff née Harris. His father was a surgeon. In June 1841 the family were living at Portland Place Hackney. He gained his M.A. at Pembroke College, Oxford and in 1858 he was the vicar of North Moreton church, Berkshire where he formed the Moreton Cricket Club. He remained in North Moreton for many years but on the April 1881 census he is shown as the headmaster of St Pauls Choir School at 28-36 Carter Lane which educated boys aged between 8 and 14 years and trained them as choristers for St Paul's Cathedral. In April 1891 he was the vicar of St Giles, Cripplegate and was living in the vicarage in Well Street. He died, a bachelor, at the West London Hospital, Hammersmith. His estate amounted to £3,840 6s.11d.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Albert Barff

Creations i

St Paul’s Choir school

The feast of the conversion of St Paul is on 25th January which gives the ere...

Read More

Other Subjects

Joint Services School for Linguists (JSSL)

Joint Services School for Linguists (JSSL)

Trained linguists for covert work, mainly with Russian during the Cold War. The Army was based near Bodmin, the Navy at Coulsdon Camp (1952 - 4, at the Fox pub building), the RAF at Salisbury Villa...

Group, Armed Forces, Education, Russia

1 memorial
William Ward (benefactor)

William Ward (benefactor)

Merchant in the City of London. Founded City of London School for Girls. In his will, dated 3 June 1881, left £20,000 to the City of London towards a girls' high school, the residue 'to be applied...

Person, Education

1 memorial
Dr. Elsie Yu Chen Chee

Dr. Elsie Yu Chen Chee

Born Shanhai but lived in Singapore for at least 35 years. In 2001 Dr Yu Chen Chee Elsie was the fifth woman in Singapore to be awarded the Singapore Council of Women's Organizations Award.

Person, Education, Sculpture, China/Hong Kong, Singapore

1 memorial
Royal Ballet School

Royal Ballet School

Originally founded by Ninette de Valois as the Academy of Choreographic Art. Its students are chosen purely for their dancing talent and not for any academic ability. Famous dancers and choreograph...

Group, Children, Dance, Education

1 memorial
William Gilpin

William Gilpin

Artist, author, cleric and schoolmaster. He was a sketcher and collector of prints, and worked as a curate, before becoming a master, and then headmaster at Cheam School.  In 1768 he published 'Ess...

Person, Art, Education, Literature, Religion

1 memorial