List of Stonyhurst alumni/ae
This article lists notable alumni/ae of
Stonyhurst Collegein Lancashire, England, and its linear antecedents at St Omers, Bruges and Liege.cite web
title=Alumni of the school
accessdate=2006-03-11] Alumni/ae are referred to in school contexts as O.S. (Old Stonyhurst). "Inter alia" the school counts among its most distinguished former pupils: three Saints, [T.E. Muir, "Stonyhurst", p.188] twelve "Beati", [T.E. Muir, "Stonyhurst", p.188] twenty-two martyrs, [T.E. Muir, "Stonyhurst", p.188] seven archbishops, and seven
Victoria Crosswinners. [ [http://www.stonyhurst.ac.uk/article_31.shtml The College ] ]
Alumni of the College at St Omer, Bruges, & Liege (1593-1794)
aints, Beati and Martyrs
*St Philip Evans SJ, executed at
Cardiffin 1679. [http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=580 Philip Evans & John Lloyd] , Catholic.org, accessed 9 July 2008]
*St Thomas Garnet SJ, protomartyr of St Omers, one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, executed at Tyburn in 1608. [ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06388a.htm Catholic encyclopedia] , accessed 9 July 2008]
*St John Plessington, executed at Chester in 1679. [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/martyr02.htm List of 40 martyrs] , accessed 20 July 2008]
*Bl. Edward Bamber, executed at Lancaster in 1646.
*Bl. William Barrow SJ (aka Fr Harcourt), executed at Tyburn in 1679.
*Bl. Arthur Bell OSF, executed at Tyburn in 1643.
*Bl. Ralph Corbie, executed at Tyburn in 1644.
*Bl. John Fenwick SJ, executed at Tyburn in 1679.
*Bl. John Gavan SJ, executed at Tyburn in 1679.
*Bl. Thomas Holland SJ, executed at Tyburn in 1642.
*Bl. William Ireland SJ, executed at Tyburn in 1679.
*Bl. Thomas Thwing, executed at York in 1680.
Thomas Whitaker, executed at Lancaster in 1646.
*Bl. Thomas Whitbread SJ, executed at Tyburn in 1679.
*Bl. John Woodcock OSF, executed at Lancaster in 1646.
*Fr Thomas Blount SJ, died in Shrewsbury gaol awaiting execution in 1647.
*Fr Brian Cansfield SJ, died whilst imprisoned in York in 1645.
*Fr Thomas Downes SJ, died in prison in 1678.
*Fr John Goodman, executed at Lancaster in 1646.
*Fr Thomas Jenison, died in Newgate prison in 1679.
*Fr Edmund Mico SJ, died in London gaol in 1678.
*Fr Francis Neville SJ, killed by pursuivants in 1679.
Louis Aloy de Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Bartenstein, General, Marshall of France
Aedanus Burke, [CongBio|B001086] soldier, judge and United States Representativefrom South Carolina; served in the militia forces of South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War; appointed judge of the State circuit court; member of the South Carolina House of Representatives; served in the Revolutionary Army; appointed one of three commissioners to prepare a digest of the State laws; member of the convention in 1788 called to consider ratification of the Constitution of the United States, which he opposed; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First United States Congress; elected a chancellor of the courts of equity; senior member of the South Carolina appellate courts; Chief Justice of South Carolina
Charles Carrollof Carrollton, last surviving and only Catholic signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, delegate to the Continental Congressand later US Senator for Maryland.
Daniel Carroll, helped draft the US Constitution.
*John Carroll, first bishop and archbishop in the USA, first
Archbishop of Baltimore, founder of Georgetown University(the oldest Catholic university in the USA) and the Georgetown Preparatory School, (the oldest Catholic school in the USA). John Carroll Universityis named in his honour.
*John Caryll, 1st Baron Caryll of Durford, in the Jacobite Peerage, poet, dramatist, and diplomat; translated Ovid's Epistle of Briseïs to Achilles and Virgil's first Eclogue; during the "Popish Plot" was committed to the Tower of London, but was soon let out on bail; when James II of England succeeded to the throne, he sent him as his agent to the court of Pope Innocent XI; secretary to Queen Mary of Modena, after the Glorious Revolution, he followed the exiled royal family to Saint-Germain; implicated in a plots to overthrow William of Orange (William III), whilst in exile he was created by the dethroned James II Baron Caryll of Durford (or Dunford) in West Sussex and appointed his Joint Secretary of State; his son, the so-called Old Pretender, James Francis Edward Stuart, recognised by Jacobites as "King James III and VIII" re-appointed him one of his Secretaries of State.
Christopher G. Champlin, United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses; president of the Rhode Island Bank
Ambrose Corbie, Jesuit, teacher and author; appointed confessor at the English College, Rome.
*Sir Henry Gage, Royalist Governor of
Oxfordduring the Civil War.
*Thomas Gage, informer, clergyman, ordained
Dominicanpriest then publicly abandoned the Catholic Church for a Puritanical form of Anglicanism; he testified against Thomas Holland, Francis Bell, Ralph Corby and Peter Wright. All were executed on his evidence; during the Civil War aligned himself with Oliver Cromwell.
William Habington, poet, works include Castara (1634),a tragi-comedy, The Queen of Arragon (1640) and six essays on events in modern history, Observations upon History (1641).
Francis Hawkins, Jesuit, child prodigy and translator; translated (aged 10) An Alarum for Ladyes, translated from de La Serre (aged 13) thirteenYouths Behaviour, or, Decency in Conversation amongst Men (1641)
*Emmanuel Lobb, SJ, received King James II into the Catholic Church.
*Thomas Lloyd, stenographer; known as the “Father of American Shorthand", published the most complete and official record of the First Continental Congress from the notes taken in his shorthand; worked for the United States Treasurer; reported the first Inaugural Address given by George Washington.
Henry More, Jesuit provincial and church historian; great-grandson St Thomas More; sent on the English Mission where he was twice arrested and imprisoned, whilst chaplain to Lord Petre; as provincial negotiationed with Panzani, Conn and Rossetti (the papal agents at the court of Queen Henrietta Maria); Rector of St. Omer.
Arthur Murphy, author, biographer and barrister, also known by the pseudonym Charles Ranger; friend of Henry Thraleand Samuel Johnson; introduced Thale to Johnson; Commissioner of Bankruptcy; coined the legal term "wilful misconstruction"
Leonard Neale, the first Catholic bishop ordained in the USA, second Archbishop of Baltimore, President of Georgetown University
Titus Oates, perjurer, fabricated a fraudulent plot to kill Charles II (“the Popish Plot”)
Edward PetreSJ, Jesuit, Privy Councillor during the reign of James II
*Ambrose Rookwood, Gunpowder Plotter, executed 1606 at Westminster with
Marmaduke Stone, Jesuit Provincial (England, Ireland and Maryland), first President of Stonyhurst.
Louis de Sabran, French Jesuit, associated with the court of James II, engaged in vigorous theological debates with both Church of Englandand Puritanspokesmen; royal chaplain to James II; chaplain to the infant Prince of Wales; visitator of the Neopolitan Jesuits; provincial superior; rector of St. Omer; spiritual father of the English Collegein Rome.
Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury(1660-1718); a signatory to the letter of invitation to William of Orange 1688; Secretary of State for the Southern Department; Lord Chamberlain; Ambassadorto France; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; Lord Treasurer; Knight of the Garterand Privy Counsellor.
Anthony Terill, theologian and Jesuit; Penitentiary at Loreto, Professor of philosophy at Florence, Professor of philosophy and scholastic theology at Parma, Director of theological studies and Professor of theology and mathematics at the English College, Liège.
*Thomas Weld, benefactor of Stonyhurst College to the Society of Jesus.
James WhiteAmerican physician, lawyer and politician; early settler Tennessee and Louisiana; delegate for North Carolina in the Continental Congress and a non-voting member of the U.S. House for the Southwest Territory.
Alumni/ae of the College at Stonyhurst (1794-present)
*Cristina Alvarado Torija, Mexican Actress
Brittany Ashworth, actress
*Countess Bruno de Bazelaire de Lesseux
*Grace Cheung (OS 2003), Miss Asia 2007 [http://www.asianbite.com/default.asp?display=1189]
*Lady Arlette Marie Leotine Seymour
Victoria Cross Holders
Seven Stonyhurst Alumni have won the
Victoria Cross. [ [http://www.stonyhurst.ac.uk/printer_889.shtml/ From Stonyhurst College Website] ]
Malakand Frontier War, India1897
Lieutenant Edmond William CostelloV.C.
Paul Aloysius KennaV.C.
World War I
Lieutenant Maurice James DeaseV.C. (first VC of the Great War)
John Aiden LiddellV.C.
Second LieutenantGabriel George Coury V.C.
World War II
Harold Marcus Ervine-AndrewsV.C.
James Joseph Bernard JackmanV.C.
George Archer-Shee, cause célèbre, his case was the inspiration for the play The Winslow Boyby Terence Rattigan
*Nicholas Ardizzone, cinematographer and student of the graphic arts; catalogued and promoted his father Edward 's artistic legacy as a war artist
Alfred Austin, Poet Laureate
Arundell, 10th Baron Arundellof Wardour, admitted to the House of Lordswith the Catholic Emancipation Act
Patrick Baladi, actor (Neil in "The Office")
JudgeNicholas Ball, the second Catholicto be elevated to the Irish Bench
Iain Balshaw, English Rugby International, British and Irish Lionand World Cup Winner
*Joseph Cyril Bamford, Founder of the
Philip Bell, Member of Parliament( Conservative)
Count Michael de la Bédoyère, author and journalist, editor of the Catholic Herald
John Desmond Bernal, scientist known for pioneering X-ray crystallography, Master of Birkbeck College, London, Professorof Physicsand Crystallography, Fellow of the Royal Society, Communist, awarded the Lenin Peace Prize, joint inventor of the Mulberry Harbour
SirHugh Bidwell, Lord Mayor of London
*Sir Wilfrid Blunt, poet, traveller, opposed British rule in Egypt and policy in Sudan, Muslim sympathiser, and champion of
Irish Home Rule
Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Consort of the Grand Dutchess Charlotte of Luxembourg
*John Bowen, Grand President of the Catenian Association
Kyran Bracken, English Rugby International, British and Irish Lion and World Cup Winner
*Members of the Brenninkmeijer family, founders of C&A the international chain of clothing stores, and said to be the richest family in the Netherlands
Brideshead, fictional character from Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited
*Robert Brinkley, British High Commissioner to Pakistan, former Ambassador to the Ukraine.
Sir Edward BulfinKCB CVO, generalduring World War I, established a reputation as an excellent commander; noted for his actions during the First Battle of Ypres, when he organized impromptu forces to slow down the German assault
Philip Calvert, Public Servant and Keeper of the Conscience of Maryland; Governor of Maryland
*Brendan Callaghan, SJ, Master of
Campion Hall, Oxford
Bill Cash, Member of Parliament (Conservative), Shadow Attorney General
Baron Chitnisof Rydale, life peer, chief executive and director of the Liberal Party
*Sir Charles Chichester, traveller and diarist, acting Governor in Trinidad
*Denzil Clarke, Chairman of
British American Tobacco
*Joseph Clarkson, US rugby international
Charles CliffordNew Zealand politician, first Speaker of the House of Representatives
*Hugh Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, whig politian, leading advocate of
Catholic Emancipation, attended Cardinal Consalvito the Congress of Vienna
Cecil ClothierJudge of Appeal of the Isle of Man, Parliamentary Ombudsman
Charles Allston Collins, artist and author, proposed for membership of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood but was rejected
*Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Author of
John Desmond Cronin, Member of Parliament (Labour)
Edward Curr, Australian pastoralistand squatter
John da Cunha, barristerand judge, member of the British delegation to the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal
*Martin D'Arcy SJ, Philosopher, Master of
Campion Hall University of Oxford, Provincial of the Society of Jesus
*Judge J. M. Davies,
barrister; participated in the Japanese War Trials; commissioner of assize; Recorder of Birmingham; first circuit judgeappointment assigned to the Northern Circuit; Queen’s Counsel
*Herman Francis, tennis player, Captain
Davis Cupteam, Chairman of the All-England Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin
*Nial Devitt, bookseller and catalgue keeper; member of the Provincial Book Fairs Association, elected an honorary life member.
Baron Devlinof West Wick, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary; High Steward of the University of Cambridge; Privy Counsellor; legal writer and moral philosopher
*Sir Henry Digby-Beste, Chief Scout Commissioner
*Nicholas Drake-Lee, English Rugby international
Frank Gavan Duffy, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
*James Etheridge, Bishop of Demerara
*George Eyston, racing driver, broke the land speed record three times
*Adrian Flanagan, explorer, first single-handed sailor to achieve a ‘vertical’ circumnavigation of the earth
Frank Foley, Solidier and British secret agent in World War II, he is primarily remembered as the "British Schindler". As an undercover passport control officer he helped thousands of Jews escape from Nazi Germany. In October 1999 he was accorded the status of a Righteous Among the Nationsby Israel's Yad Vashem
*Sir Iain Foulis, 13th Baronet of Colinton and Baronet of Ravelston
Gerald Gallagher, Colonial Administrator Service, noted as the first officer-in-charge of the Phoenix Islands Settlement Scheme, the last colonial expansion of the British Empire
*Major General Sir Montagu Gerard, Head of the British Military Mission to the Russian army in Manchuria
*Eulagio Gillow y Zavalza, Archbishop of
Peter Glenville, film and theatre director and producer and script writer; winner BAFTA (Best British Film - "Becket"); nominated for 4 Tony Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 1 Academy Award "Oscar" (Best Director) and 1 Golden Lion
*Robin Godfrey, Irish Rugby international
Oliver St John Gogarty, poet, writer and wit, Senator of the Irish Free State, inspiration for Buck Mulligan in James Joyce's "Ulysses"; Olympic Bronze medalist for Poetry 1924
Maurice Gorham, journalist and broadcaster, Controller of BBC Television Service, Director of RTÉ (Ireland)
Morgan Grace, Member of the Legislative Council (New Zealand), Member of Parliament
William Greenwood, English Rugby international, British and Irish Lion and World Cup Winner
*Richard Guilly, Bishop of Georgetown
Richard Gwyn, Canadiancivil servant, journalist and author, awarded the Order of Canada
*Archduke Franz Karl
Macdonald Hastings, Journalist and World War II war correspondent
*John Hine, Bishop of Kent
Vyvyan Holland, son of Oscar Wilde
Crispian Hollis, Bishop of Portsmouth
*Major General JCOR Hopkinson CB, Colonel of the Queen's Own Highlanders Regiment
*Anthony Horton, English Rugby international, British and Irish Lion
*William Horton, Middlesex cricketer
*Giles Hussey, artist, painted a number of portraits, specializing in drawings in profile. Examples of his portraiture in oils include a portrait of Sir John Swinburne and a portrait of William Meredith
Leonard Ingrams, founder of the Garsington OperaFestival
*Peter Isola, Gibraltarian politician; member of the House of Assembly; leader of the Democratic Party of British Gibraltar; Minister for Education; Leader of the Opposition; Deputy Chief Minister; appeared before the UN to resist demand to integrate
*Valentine Irwin, introduced Polo to the British Isles
*Bede Jarrett, Provincial of the Dominicans
*Paul Johnson, journalist, editor of the New Statesman, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (USA)
Bruce Kent, Peace campaigner; Chairman of CND
Miles Gerard Keon, journalist, novelist, colonial secretary and lecturer
*Thomas Kenny, Canadian Member of Parliament (Conservative)
Brian Killick, author, best known for his novels The Heraldsand The Nannies
*William Kilty, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, Compiler of the Laws of
Maryland, Governor of Maryland
*Fr Nicholas King SJ., Translator of the
New Testament, academic and tutor in Theology at Campion Hall, Oxford
Charles Laughton, actor, director; winner Academy Award "Oscar" for best actor (first British actor to do so) and a Grammy; nominated for 2 further Academy Awards (both best actor) and a Golden Globe
*Giuseppe Lorenzo 6th Marquis de Piro, Chamberlain to
Pope Leo XIII, Knight of Malta
Eduardo López de Romaña, President of Peru
*Robert Loughnan, Member of the Legislative Council (New Zealand), Member of Parliament
Dermot MacDermot, Prince of Coolavin
*Sir Peter MacAdam, Chairman of
British American Tobacco
Donald McDonald, Canadian Member of Parliament, Member of the Legislative Council
Archbishop of Glasgow
Henry McGee, actor; played straight man to leading comics Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Tarbuck, Frankie Howerd, Terry Scott, Charlie Drake, Benny Hilland Dickie Henderson; film credits included The Italian Job, Fanatic, The Biggest Dog in the World, Holiday on the Buses, Carry on Emmanuelle and The Pink Panther
*Noel McGrath, Irish Rugby international
*Alfonso Merry del Val y Alzola, Private Secretary to King
Alfonso XIIIof Spain
*Don Carlos Martinez De Irujo y De Alcazar, Duke of Sotomajor, Spanish politician, High Chamberlain
*Pablo Martinez del Rio, Mexican politician, President of Congress
Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish patriot; Member of Parliament (Repeal Party), introduced the tricolour to Ireland; General in the American Civil War; Governor of Montana
*Patrick Miller, New Zealand civil servant, Secretary to the cabinet
*Francisco Moreno y Herra, Conde de Los Andes, Spanish politician, Secretary of the Falange Party
*James Monahan, Director of the
Royal Ballet School
*Anthony Moorhouse, abducted and killed by Egyptians during the
Suez Crisis, his case was the inspiration for the play "The Hostage" by Brendan Behan. [http://www.keegantheatre.com/20072008season/thehostage08/200601.html]
*John Moriarty, Attorney General for Ireland, inspiration for Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes novels
*Chris Morris, satirist and comedian; creator of "Brass Eye"
*Bryan Mullanphy, philanthropist, born to a very wealthy St Louis family his father is often called America's first millionaire, established a collection of native American artefacts (now held in the British Museum), friend of the Jesuit missionary Pierre-Jean de Smet, alderman, judge and 12 Mayor of St Louis
*James Moulton, soldier; dubbed “Captain Courageous” by
Time magazineafter deliberately going into the line of fire of Iraqi soldiers so that British snipers and artillery could see where they were and fire at them
Francis Neale, President of Georgetown University
*John Nelson, Argentinian polo player, Olympic gold medalist for polo in 1924 and 1936
John Nolan, campaigner for Irish “Home Rule”, Member of Parliament (Irish Parliamentary Party)
*Jeremy Noseda, thoroughbred horse racing trainer
*Daniel, The O'Donoghue of the Glens, Member of Parliament (Irish Nationalist)
Michael O'Donnell, physician, journalistand broadcaster
*John O'Driscoll, Irish Rugby international, British and Irish Lion
*Barry O'Driscoll, Irish Rugby international
*Rt Hon Richard More O’Ferrall, Member of Parliament (Whig) and
Privy Counsellor, he and the Archbishop of Dublin were the only Catholics to sit on the Royal Commissionto report into the condition of the poor in Ireland; adviser to the Catholic University; friend of Cardinal Wisemanand supporter of Daniel O'Connell. In 1835, under Lord Melbourneappointed Lord of the Treasury, First Secretary of the Admiralty; Secretary to the Treasury; first civilian to hold the post of Governor of Malta.
*John Lewis More O’Ferrall, barrister; Commissioner of the
Dublin Metropolitan Police
*Brendan O’Friel, Governing Governor of HM Prison Service, Governor of HM Prison Strangeways (renamed Manchester) during the during the Strangeways riots
Valentine O'Hara, (1875 - 1941), noted author and authorty on Russia and The Baltic States.
*Dermod Owen-Flood, lawyer, Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada
Bernard Partridge, Punch cartoonist
*Hubert Patch, Air Chief-Marshall, Chief of Fighter Command
John Pinasco, President of the University of San Francisco; President of Santa Clara College
Charles Plowden, Jesuit, Rector of Stonyhurst, writer and orator
*Francis Plowden, barrister, legal and political writer, Professor at the Scots College at Paris
*Jonathan Plowright, concert pianist, Gold Medallist at the Royal Academy of Music and a Fulbright Scholar, winner of the European Piano Competition
Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish patriot; helped to draft and signed the Irish Proclamation of Independence; played a leading part in the Easter Rising1916
*Paul Hugh Howard Potts, Poet
*Charles Reidy, Irish Rugby international
*Joseph Reidy, rugby player for the
cardiologist; devised a revolutionary pacemakerthat responded to the demands of the body during exercise and foreshadowed the technology used in nearly all pacemakers; created the first computerised cardiac database in Britain; the driving force in the formation of the Central Cardiac Audit Database
*James Rodway, President of the
John Gage Rokewode, antiquarian, Fellow and later Director of the Society of Antiquaries, Fellow of the Royal Society
*Louis Sabran SJ, Chaplain to James III, the
*Herbert Sayers, Irish Rugby international
*Lady Seymour, wife of
Lord Seymourheir to the Dukedom of Somerset
*Richard Lalor Sheil, Member of Parliament (Repeal Party, and later Whig) British plenipotentiary at the Court of Tuscany
Charles Sturridge, TV and film director (most notably for the TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited)
*Francis L Sullivan, actor, best known for portrayals of Dickensian characters Jaggers in Great Expectations and Bumble in David Lean's Oliver Twist (1948), also appeared in Non-Stop New York (1937), Pimpernel Smith (1941), After Night and the City (1950), Caribbean (1952), Plunder of the Sun (1953) and Drums of Tahiti (1954), friend of Agatha Christie.
*Ronald Swain, world altitude record holder
*John Talbot, 16th
Earl of Shrewsbury
*Marquis de Testaferrata
Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC
*Michael Trappes-Lomax, Somerset Herald
Arthur Turcotte, Quebeclawyer, journalist and politician; Mayor of Trois-Rivières; member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec(independent Conservative; later Liberal); Speaker of the Assembly; helped found La Concorde, becoming its editor; minister without portfolio and attorney general under Honoré Mercier; appointed protonotaryfor the Superior Courtin Montreal district
Frederick Turner SJ, Headmaster
Bernard Vaughan, Jesuit, preacher, ardent social reformer, worked among the poor of Westminsterand in the East End. His sermons on "The Sins of Society" attracted large audiences. He preached at Montrealin 1910, traveled in Canada, the United States, and Alaska, and lectured in China, Japan, Italy, and France. In 1915 he became chaplain to Catholic troops of the British expeditionary army on the Continent
Herbert Cardinal Vaughan, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster
*James Wadsworth, Spanish scholar, informer against Catholics
George Wakeman, physicianto Queen Catherine of Braganza, accused by Titus Oatesof trying to poison her husband Charles II, subsequently acquitted
George Herbert Walker, banker and businessman, grandfather (and namesake) of President George H. W. Bush and great-grandfather of current President George W. Bush, golf enthusiast, president of the United States Golf Association, the Walker Cup (the famous biennial golf match) acquired Walker's namessake for his role in the event's creation
Vernon A. Walters, General US Army; Deputy Director of the CIA; US Ambassador to the United Nations
*Edmund Waterton, antiquary, formed a collection of rings, awarded the [Order of Christ] (the highest Papal decoration)
Charles Waterton, Naturalist and creator of the world's first national park
James Waterworth, missionary priest; published “Faith of Catholics”, against the attack of Pope, an Anglicanclergyman; a translation of the canons and decrees of the Council of Trent and of Veron's "Rule of Faith". His last book, "England ad Rome" was on the relations of the Popes to England. He was made canon and later provost of Nottingham
Frederick Weld, New Zealand politician; elected to the first House of Representatives; member of the Stafford Executive; Native Affairs Minister; Prime Minister; Governor of West Australia; Governor of Tasmania; Governor of the Straits Settlements; Knight of the Order of St Pius
*George Weld, Bishop of British Guiana and Barbados
*Dr Marcus Wenner, scientist; senior member of the
RaelianCult; reportedly founder of the company that claims to have produced the first human clone
Douglas Wilmer, actor (primarily associated with the role of Sherlock Holmes)
*Greg Wood, BBC business correspondent
Hugh Wooldridge, theatre and television director and producer
*Stephen Woulfe, Chief Baron of the Irish Court of Exchequer, the first Catholic to be elevated to the Irish Bench
Thomas Wyse, Member of Parliament (Liberal - second Irish Catholic), advocate of Catholic Emancipation, Junior Lord of the Treasury, Secretary to the Board of Control, British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Greece
*Various alumni hold high ranking positions for the
Catholic Association Pilgrimageto Lourdes.
The following were awarded to former Stonyhurst pupils: [ [http://www.stonyhurst.ac.uk/article_463.shtml Sports and Activities ] ]
*30 Distinguished Service Orders
*77 Military Crosses
*4 Distinguished Flying Crosses
*2 Air Force Crosses
Second World War:
*12 Distinguished Service Orders
*8 Distinguished Service Crosses, one with Bar
*30 Military Crosses
*9 Distinguished Flying Crosses
*4 Croix-de-Guerre, one with Palm
*1 Air Force Cross
Six O.S. were killed serving in the
College of St Omer
Stonyhurst Saint Mary's Hall
List of Victoria Crosses by School
Society of Jesus
*St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits
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