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  • ID: I11641
  • Name: George Heath
  • Suffix: DD
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 DEC 1745 1
  • Death: 23 FEB 1822 in At his house in the Cloisters, Windsor Castle 2
  • Burial: Canon?s Wall, St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berks 1
  • Occupation: Head Master of Eton 1792-1802. Canon of Windsor. 3
  • Education: Eton. King?s Cambridge.
  • PCTS: Oil by Hoppner in the Audit Room at Eton College in 1899, reproduced in Cust?s History of Eton
  • Note: 1 4

    Headmaster of Eton 1792?1802.
    A George Heath was 3rd and subsequently 1st [?] Bursar of King?s College, Cambridge. Included the year 1830.
    Had son Benjamin George (d 1829), who was rector of Creeting and vicar of Chattisham, who had a son Benjamin Robert, who left issue.
    (Gentleman?s Mag 1851 - death notice of Benjamin Robert)
    Had at least four sons, it seems
    Married Mary Ann Kean (b 1747 in West Teignmouth, Devon), daughter of William Kean and Mary, on the 6 August 1776 in West Teignmouth.
    He was a fellow of King's College, Cambridge, Rector of Monks Resborough, Fellow of Eton (1801), Vicar of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset (1805), Vicar of Piddleton and Vicar of East Beachworth (1805-1814). He also served as Head Vicar [? Canon] at St. George's Chapel of Windsor Castle from the 15th of November 1800 until his death in 1822.
    Dr. George Heath was educated at Eton; elected to King's College in 1763 ; A.B. 1768 ; A.M. 1771 ; was tutor to the Earl of Moreton ; an assistant at Eton School; and in December 1791, was elected Head Master of that celebrated seminary. He was presented to the rectory of Honks Risborongh, Bucks, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, which he resigned. On being appointed a Fellow of Eton College, he resigned the Head-Mastership, and died Feb. 23, 1822; also George Heath, D.D., was vicar of Stourminster Marshal, Dorset, 1815.
    (Notes & Queries ser. 3, v. 4 (July-Dec. 1863) p247)
    Also a master at Harrow:
    ?Whatever may be the rights and wrongs of the matter, George Heath, who, coming from Harrow, succeeded Davies as Headmaster in 1792, had no doubts about it ...?
    George Heath, the Head Master of Eton, nicknamed by the school " Ascot Heath," was chiefly known to fame as a very severe disciplinarian, a trait probably ...
    (Studies in Hereditary Ability by William Townsend Jackson Gun. 1928. - Page 242.)
    History of Education in Great Britain: Greenwood, 1971. -vii, 643 s ... - Page 128
    by Stanley James Curtis - Education - 1971 - 643 pages
    Two masters at Eton have been made famous by their flogging activities. One was
    George Heath, headmaster from 1792 to 1801. Tradition has it that on one occasion he administered 10 cuts with 2 birches...
    Mary Ann Kean was born in 1747 in West Teignmouth, Exeter, England. She died in (unknown). She is the daughter of William Kean and Mary. She married Doctor George Heath on the 6th of August 1776 in West Teignmouth, Exeter.Page: p 177
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  • Change Date: 13 JUN 2011

    Father: Benjamin Heath b: 20 APR 1704 in Exeter, Devon
    Mother: Rose Marie Michelet b: 5 JUL 1718 in Switzerland

    1. Text:
    2. Text: The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ...
      Page: p253
    3. Text: The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year 1835
      v.19 (1835)
    4. Type: Book
      Periodical: Eton: A History
      Author: Christopher Hollis
      Date: 1960