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First Reading

Alan Bedford  •  Link

Samuel Cromleholme was High Master of St. Paul's School (which Pepys had attended) from 1657-1672. A little about his contribution to the school's library may be found at: http://www.stpaulsschool.org.uk/p…

Richard Crumbleholme  •  Link

Dear Mr Gyford,

I have enjoyed your excellent site on Samuel Pepys.

I trust that you may be interested in my research on Samuel Cromleholme who,as surmaster at St Paul's School, taught Pepys and later as Highmaster features in his diary. My research has been progressing over about 25 years and last year it was uploaded into a website connected to the On line parish clerk (OPC) for Dorchester, Dorset (I live about 5 miles west ). As a twist of fate, Samuel Cromleholme was headmaster of Dorchester Free School during Cromwell's period prior to returning to St Paul's.

Just put his name into Google and the site will come up -I am happy for you to use or link the research to your site in anyway that you see fit. Hopefully, it will be to the mutual benefit of both.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Crumbleholme, Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorset

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Samuel Cromleholme (or Crumlum), born in Wiltshire in 1618; Surmaster of St. Paul's School, 1647; Head Master in 1657. He was a good scholar, and lost a valuable library when the school was burnt in the Great Fire. Died July 21st, 1672.
---Wheatley, 1896.

Bill  •  Link

CROMLEHOLME, SAMUEL (1618-1672, head-master of St Paul's School; M.A. Corpus Christi College, Oxford; master of the Mercers' Chapel School, London; sur-master of St Paul's School 1647-51; master of Dorchester grammar school, 1651-7; head-master St Paul's School, 1657-72.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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