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University Scholars

Wealthier members of the family could afford to send their sons to University. Women were not allowed admission to universities until 1920 in Oxford and even later, 1947 into Cambridge.


Oxford is the oldest University in the English speaking world and can trace its roots back to at least 1167. The university has 38 independent colleges. After a dispute broke out between students and townsfolk in 1209 some of the students moved north to Cambridge and the two universities are often jointly referred to as Oxbridge and there is a lot of competition between them. These were the only two universities until the 1820’s.

Both universities maintain lists of past scholars and from these lists we can identify family members who attended these educational establishments.



Matric = matriculated which means enlisted / enrolled at the university.


The usage in the two ancient English universities of Oxford and Cambridge also differs slightly from that in other UK universities - the MA degree is not a substantive qualification, but reflects the ancient practice of these universities of raising BAs to MAs (and thus full membership of the University) a few years after graduating.


They went to Oxford.......


Muckleston Edward    Oriel College            Matric 1592 [age 17]               BA 1595/6

Muckleston Edward                                                                                       BA 1563

Muckleston Richard     Jesus College            Matric 1590                             BA 1592

Muckleston Richard     St Edmunds Hall      Matric 1601                             BA 1604

Muckleston William     Oriel College            Matric 1662 [age 19]               BA 1665/6

Muckleston John          Christ Church            Matric 1819                             BA 1822

Muckleston Edward    Worcester Coll.         Matric 1839 [age 19]      BA 1845 MA 1847


They went to Cambridge......


Mucklestone, Richard            Jesus College                      BA 1604/5 MA 1608 BD 1618

Mucklestone, Maurice            Jesus College   Matric 1606                             BA 1609/10

Muckleston, Charles Edward

St Catherines CollegeMatric 1894                  BA 1900 MA 1913


BA  = Bachelor of Arts          MA = Master of Arts              BD  = Bachelor of Divinity


Dozens of other family members will have attended other universities both in the UK and across the rest of the world. You cannot however be anything but proud of those ancestors who made it to Oxford and Cambridge.