Welch, Joseph (DNB00)

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WELCH, JOSEPH (d. 1805), compiler of ‘Alumni Westmonasterienses,’ was for forty years assistant to Mr. Ginger, bookseller to Westminster school. He prepared a list of scholars, which for many years he sold in manuscript. In 1788 he printed it under the title ‘A List of Scholars of St. Peter's College, Westminster, as they were elected to Christ Church College, Oxford, and Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1561 to the present time,’ London, 4to. To it he prefixed lists of the deans of Westminster, the deans of Christ Church, Oxford, the masters of Trinity College, Cambridge, and the masters of Westminster school. The work was republished in 1852, under the editorship of Charles Bagot Phillimore, with the addition of the Queen's scholars from 1663, and of copious biographical notes. The work is generally known as ‘Alumni Westmonasterienses.’ Welch died in April 1805.

[Gent. Mag. 1805, i. 389.]

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