In the various pedigrees from the late 18th century several of our Hallifax
ancestors and relations are said to have been to Brazen, these days
Brasenose (and usually BNC for short), College, Oxford. I have not been
able to corroborate this from Foster's Amumni Oxoniensis but this is known
not to be wholly reliable so I left it. However I have now (April 2008)
acquired a copy of a Brasenose College Register from 1509-1909 published
by Blackwells in 1909 and am using this to compare with these pedigrees.
The index to Foster's Alumni Oxoniensis lists the following Hallifaxes
Hallifax, Benjamin 1748/9
The 18th century pedigrees give the following:
Hallifax, Thomas, 1679
Hallifax, William, 1670/1
Waterhouse, Joseph, 1750
Waterhouse, Thomas, 1564
Waterhouse, Thomas, 1578
College of Arms pedigree: Thomas Hallifax of Springthorpe, b. 1621, MA of BNC in 1645
Here's what's on the BNC register:
Suffolk R O pedigree: William Hallifax of Springthorpe, b. 1655, MA 1678, BD 1687, DD 1695
Suffolk R O pedigree: Thomas Hallifax of Springthorpe, b. 1656, BA 1682, MA 1686
||Details in BNC Register
||Waterhouse (Watterhouse), Thomas (Yorks). Gen. l. 1564.
||Waterhouse, Thomas (Bucks). Matr. gen. 20 July 1578, aged 16.
||Hallifax, William (Lincs). Batt. c. 10 Mar 1670/1;
matr. cler. 7 Apr. 1671, aged 15; rem. 27 Mar 1673; Sch. Corpus 1674; B.A. 26 Oct. 1675;
M.A. 22 Feb 1678/9; Fellow 1682; B.D. 24 Nov 1687; D.D. by diploma 2 July 1695.
Translation of Millet de Chules Euclide, 1685
Account of a Visit to Palmyra, 1691
Sermon preached 30 Jan 1701.
Ath iv; Fasti II; D.N.B.
||Hallifax, Thomas (Lincs). Batt. c. and matric. p.p. 12 Apr.,
aged 18; Claymond Sch. 17 Jul 1679; B.A. 13 Oct 1682; M.A. 7 July; rem. 29 Aug. 1686.
||Hallifax, Benjamin (Yorks). Batt. b. 17 Mar.; c. and matr.
pleb. 18 Mar. 1748/9, aged 17; Som. Th. Manor Sch. 9 Apr. 1749; B.A. 25 Oct. 1752; rem.
15 Dec.; Fellow of Lincoln 1753; M.A. 28 May 1755; B.D. 21 Mar. 1764; D.D. 20 Feb. 1768;
Greenham Professor of Theology; died 1798.
Manch. Reg i.
||Waterhouse, Joseph (Derbs). Batt. c. and matr. pleb. 13 June 1759,
aged 20; rem. 22 Apr. 1761.
There is a list of all the abbreviations in Vol 2 of the register, pp. xv-xvii.
The College of Arms pedigree has its facts wrong. The longer pedigree in the
Suffolk Record Office has the academic careers of the brothers William and
Thomas very close to the Register's information, much as their ancestry is
not confirmed in public records.
However there is nothing in the Register to justify the rather crucial assertion
in the College of Arms pedigree that any Hallifax or Waterhouse was MA Brasenose