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ord. priest; became a superior May 24, 1705, and was appointed prefect of studies Dec. 1, 1714, which office he seems to have held till Sept. 1719.

BOLTON, Richard, admitted Dec. 27, 1826; alumnus Dec. 8, 1834; ord. priest; left July 30, 1837; at Leyburn, Bedale, co. York, 1837, till death, Nov. 13, 1866.

BOND, Thomas, vide Pierce.

BOND, William Peter, born Aug. 1, 1811, son of Wm. Vincent and Nancy Bond, of St. Maugan s parish, Cornwall; went Sedgley Park, 1822-4 5 admitted Jan. 19, 1824; ord. priest, Mar. 29, 1835; left June 7, 1835; at Swansea, 1835-9; Marnhull, 1839-40; Chideock, 1840-4; accompanied Bp. Willson to Van Dieman s Land, Jan. 29, 1844; returned to England, and died May 26, 1888.

BONVILLE, Francis; admitted July 30, 1676; alumnus Sept. 8, 1677; prefect of studies and procurator, Jan. 10, 1682; left for English mission Nov. 8, 1684. He was probably a nephew of Fr. Antony Bonville, S.J., son of Humphrey Bonville, Esq., of Canford, co. Dorset.

BOOTH, Edward, alias Barlow, son of Richard Booth, baptized at Warrington, Dec. 15, 1639, had the venerable martyr, Dom Edw. Ambrose Barlow, O.S.B., for his godfather, and hence assumed the name of Barlow, on admittance to the College, Sept. 28, 1659, by which he passed throughout the remainder of his career; ord. priest Sept. 8, 1664; left Feb. 2, 1670; appointed chaplain to Lord Langdale, at Holme Hall, Yorkshire, whence removed to the seat of the Hoghtons, Park Hall, in Charnock Richard, Lancashire, in or about 1672. There his father, Richard Booth, died in the following year. Mr. Barlow was an excellent classical scholar, and is said to have had a competent knowledge of Hebrew before his admittance into the College. Dodd, who knew him well, says " that few of his age were better qualified by nature for mathematical science," adding: " the whole system of natural causes seeming to be lodged within him from his first coming to the use of reason." He often assured Dodd that his first perusal of Euclid was as easy to him as a newspaper. His name and fame are perpetuated in his invention of the pendulum watch, yet according to the too frequent fate of inventors, whilst others were great gainers by his ingenuity, Mr. Barlow would have reaped