Students of Oxford and Cambridge Universities
Many of our illustrious ancestors were educated at Oxford and Cambridge, known collectively as 'Oxbridge'. Many documents, books and charts state that so and so matriculated from this or that college in Oxford or Cambridge so I thought it would be a good idea to check all these claims and put them all together on a single page.

There are books which list everyone who has attended these universities. The Oxford book is called Foster's Alumni Oxonienses and the Cambridge equivalent is called Alumni Cantabrigienses compiled by J.A.Venn.

I have managed to get the Cambridge details online and the Oxford ones have very kindly been sent to me by the Oxford University Archives. There are two volumes of the Oxford Alumni; 1500 - 1714 and 1715 - 1886. After that they are available on a card index up to 1932.

What follows is the details contained in those pages along with links to the individuals concerned.


Volume 1 1550 - 1714

Bartholomew Pinckney
b1633 - d1659
cler. fil. MAGDALEN HALL, matric, 25 July, 1665; B.A. from MAGDALEN COLL, 6 July 1658.
George Pinckney
b1593 - d1652
of Wilts, cler. fil. MAGDALEN HALL, matric. 16 June 1610, aged 17; B.A. from ST. MARY HALL 21 July, 1613, M.A. 3 May, 1616, vicar of Uphaven 1619, and rector of Rushall, Wilts, 1623. See Foster's Index Eccl.
Hill Pinckney
b1688 - d????
s. William of Salisbury, Wilts, gent. BALLIOL COLL., matric. 23 Feb., 1703-04, aged 15; B.A. 1707: student of Lincoln's Inn 1707. See Foster's Inns of Court Reg.
John Pinckney
b1593 - d1652
B.A. from ST. MARY HALL 21 July 1613, M.A. 3 May, 1616, as 'George,' whom see.
John Pinckney
b1619 - d1680
s. Philip, of Dinton, Wilts, sacerd. MAGDALEN HALL, matric. 18 Feb., 1635-6, aged 16; B.A. 27 Oct., 1640, rector of Fugglestone St.Peter and Bemerton, Wilts, 1658, and vicar of Longstock, Hants, 1659, until ejected 1662 for nonconformity; died 6 may, 1680. See Calamy, i. 274; & Foster's Index Eccl.
Philip Pinckney
b1584 - d1658
(Pynckney), of Wilts, gent. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 27 Feb., 1600-1, aged 17; B.A.from MAGDALEN HALL 17 April, 1605, M.A. 16 April, 1608, then in orders, vicar of Dinton withTeffone Magna, Wilts, 'from whence he was driven by the king's forces,' rector of Stanway, Essex,about 1645 by the Westminster assembly, butreturned to Dinton in that year, where he remaineduntil his death in 1661; father of the preceding. See Add. MS. 15,669, pp. 200, 232.
Robert Pin(c)kney
b1552 - d1636
B.A. from ST.MARY HALL, 10 June, 1572. M.A. 5 July, 1575, rector of Liddiard Millicent 1577, Barwick St. John, 1579, and of Rushall 1580, all Wilts. See Foster's Index Eccl.
Thomas Pin(c)kney
b1629 - d????
gent. BALLIOL COLL., matric. 19 March, 1648-9, demy MAGDALEN COLL., 1648-52, B.A. 27 June, 1649, M.A. 29 April, 1652, fellow 1652-7, rector of Wallingford St. Mary, Berks, until ejected for nonconformity 1662. See Blesam, v. 209; Calamy, i. 296; & Burrows, 518.
William Pinckney
b1657 - d????
s. William, of Charlton, Wilts, gent. CHRIST CHURCH, matric, 11 Dec, 1674, aged 17, B.A. 1678.

Volume 2 1715 - 1886

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
b1746 - d1825
s. Charles, of Charlestown, South Carolina, arm. CHRIST CHURCH, matric 19 Jan., 1764, aged 18; bar.-at-law, Middle Temple, 1769, brother of Thomas 1768
Erlysman Pinckney
b1838 - d1920
o.s. Erlysman Charles, of St.Jame's, Salisbury, Wilts, arm. EXETER COLL., matric. 2 June 1857, aged 18; B.A. 1861, M.A. 1864, of Wraxall Lodge, Bradford-on-Avon, bar.-at-law, Inner Temple, 1863. See Foster's Men at the Bar.
George Pinckney
b1863 - d1948
1s, William, of Milford Hill, near salisbury, arm. EXETER COLL., matric. 27 May, 1882, aged 18.
George Henry Pinckney
b1811 - d1883
4s. John Hearne, of Laleham, Middlesex, cler. EXETER COLL., matric. 17 June, 1831, aged 19; B.A. 1835.
John Hearn Pinckney
b1777 - d1864
s. William, of Great Bedwin, Wilts, gent. CORPUS CHRISTI COLL., matric. 19 July 1794, aged 16; B.A. 1798, M.A. 1802, B. & D.D. 1813, died at East Sheen, Surrey, 9 April 1864
Miles Pinckney
b???? - d????
s. Charles of Charlestown, America, arm. MAGDALEN COLL. matric. 7 July, 1787, aged 18.
Robert Pinckney
b1827 - d1886
1s. Robert, of Amesbury, Wilts, arm. ST.JOHN'S COLL., matric 5 April, 1848, aged 21; vicar of Cullompton 1857-61, rector of Chilfrome, Dorset, 1862-9, of Hittitleigh, Devon, 1869-70, vicar of Highcliffe, Hants, 1871-80, of Hinton Admiral, Hants, 1879, until his death in 1886.
Robert Arthur Pinckney
b1858 - d1911
1s. John, of Salisbury, arm. EXETER COLL., matric. 19 Jan., 1877, aged 18; B.A. 1882. See Eton School Lists.
Thomas Pinckney
b1750 - d1828
s. Charles, of Charlestown, South Carolina, arm. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 23 Nov., 1768, aged 18; bar.-at-law, Middle Temple, 1774, brother of Charles 1764.
William Pinckney
b1834 - d1908
4s. Robert, of Amesbury, Wilts, arm. EXETER COLL., matric. 25 Feb., 1853, aged 18; B.A. 1857, M.A. 1859, of Milford Hill, Wilts, banker. See Eton School Lists.

Others 1886 - 1932

Erlysman Charles Pinckney
b1871 - d1954
CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 29 May, 1891
Gerald Henry Pinckney
b1904 - d1999
MERTON, matric. 15 Oct., 1924


1261 - 1900

Alfred Baskett Pinckney
b1834 - d1908
Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Oct. 22, 1867. [Yr.] s. of [the Rev.] William Philip (1828), of Henley-on-Thames (and Ethelred, dau. of Roger Baskett). B. [Aug. 16], 1849, at Eversholt, Beds. School, Marlborough College. Matric. Michs. 1868; B.A. 1872; M.A. 1876. An architect. F.R.I.B.A., 1897. Married, 1885, Charlotte Sarah, dau. of the Rev. E. W. Dowell, V. of Dunton, Norfolk. Died May 31, 1937, at Bath. Brother of William J. (1863). (Marlborough Coll. Reg.; Burke, L.G.; The Times, June 2, 1937.)
Charles Pinckney
b1660 - d1698
Adm. at CORPUS CHRISTI, 1679. Of Norwich. B.A. 1683-4. Ord. deacon (Norwich) June, 1683; priest, Sept. 1686. V. of Briston, Norfolk, 1687-96. R. of Radcliffe, Lancs., 1698, deprived. Perhaps V. of Terling, Essex, 1694-8.
Francis Pinckney
b1711 - d1768
Adm. pens. (age 19) at ST JOHN'S, June 29, 1730. S. of Thomas, gent., of London. School, St Paul's. Matric. 1730; B.A. 1733-4. Perhaps R. of Neath, Glamorgan, 1737-68.
Horatio Lockton Pinckney
b1806 - d1882
Adm. pens. (age 19) at TRINITY, Oct. 18, 1824. S. of [the Rev.] John [Hearne], D.D. (C.C.C., Oxford, 1794) [of Temple Grove, East Sheen, Surrey (and Harriet Lockton, of Monckton, Andover)]. B. at Mattingley, Hants. [Jan. 25, 1806]. School, Eton. Matric. Michs. 1825; B.A. 1829; M.A. 1864. Entered the Army. Died in India, 1882. Brother of William P. (1828). (Eton Sch. Lists, which erroneously gives ?died 1861?; Burke, L.G.)
John Robert Hugh Pinckney
b1876 - d1964
Adm. pens. at TRINITY, June 25, 1894. Yr. s. of Erlysman (Exeter College, Oxford, 1857) [barrister], of Wraxall Lodge, Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts. (and Elizabeth Mary, dau. of James William Cusack, M.D., of Knockbanes, Co. Galway). B. [May 11], 1876, at Wraxall Lodge. School, Wellington College. Matric. Michs. 1894; B.A. 1897. A director of the National Bank of India, and of tea and rubber-producing companies in India and Ceylon. During the Great War, 1914-19, served in War Trade Intelligence Dept.; Acting Deputy Chairman. C.B.E., 1920. Married, Oct. 6, 1903, Winifred, dau. of James Ledger Hill, of Combe Grove, Bath, and had issue. Of Hidden Cottage, Hungerford, Berks., in 1951. (Burke, L.G.; Fox-Davies, Armorial Families; Who's Who.)
Leonard Pinckney
b1679 - d1731
Adm. Fell.-Com. at CLARE, May 18, 1697. Of Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Matric. 1697. Adm. at Gray's Inn, Nov. 14, 1696. Gentleman Usher to the King. Customer of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Died Aug. 1731. (Musgrave.)
Robert Pinckney
b1624 - d1647
Adm. sizar (age 16) at ST JOHN'S, Oct. 18, 1641. S. of William, husbandman. Bapt. Feb. 4, 1626-7, at Barnard Castle, Durham. School, Lartington, Yorks. (Mr Rawes). Matric. 1641; B.A. 1645-6. Buried at All Saints', Cambridge, Oct. 18, 1647.
William John Pinckney
b1845 - d1928
Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Nov. 27, 1863. [Eldest] s. of the Rev. William Philip (next) (and Ethelred, dau. of Roger Baskett). B. [Feb. 7], 1845, at Eversholt, Beds. School, Rugby. Matric. Michs. 1864; B.A. 1868; M.A. 1876. Rowing ?blue,? 1868. Ord. deacon (Hereford) 1869; priest, 1870; C. of Ludlow, Salop., 1869-74; Lecturer there, 1874-80. C. of Upton-on-Severn, Worcs., 1881-2. C. of Ludlow, 1882-4. V. of Quatford, 1884-1901. Married, Aug. 30, 1881, Agnes Mary, dau. of Major George Tennant. Resided subsequently at St Leonards-on-Sea. Died Mar. 11, 1928. Brother of Alfred B. (1867). (Scott, MSS.; Book of Blues; Burke, L.G.)
William Philip Pinckney
b1810 - d1898
Adm. pens. (age 17) at TRINITY, Jan. 18, 1828. [3rd] s. of [the Rev.] John Hearne [D.D.] (C.C.C., Oxford, 1794) (and Harriett Lockton, of Monckton, Andover). B. [Mar. 22, 1810], at Laleham, Middlesex. School, Westminster. Matric. Michs. 1828; B.A. (22nd Wrangler) 1832; M.A. 1836. Adm. at Gray's Inn, Nov. 16, 1836. Ord. deacon (Lincoln) 1842; priest, 1843; C. of Moulsoe, Bucks., 1843-7. V. of Holy Trinity, Rotherfield Greys, Oxon., 1848-89. Married, Dec. 28, 1842, Ethelred, 2nd dau. of Roger Baskett, of Tickhill, Yorks. Resided latterly at Henley-on-Thames, where he died Nov. 17, 1898. Father of Alfred B. (1867) and the above; brother of Horatio L. (1824). (Record of Old Westminsters; Inns of Court; Crockford; Burke, L.G.; The Times, Nov. 19, 1898.)