Latimer Neville, 6th Baron Braybrooke

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Latimer Neville, 6th Baron Braybrooke (22 April 1827 – 12 January 1904), styled The Hon. Latimer Neville until 1902, was a British peer, clergyman and academic, for half a century Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Neville was the fourth son of Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke. He was educated at Eton College and Magdalene College, Cambridge, matriculating in 1845 aged 18, gaining a Fellowship in 1848, and graduating M.A. in 1849. He was ordained deacon in 1850 and priest in 1851.[1]

Neville's father Lord Braybrooke was the Visitor of Magdalene College; his uncle George Neville-Grenville was the Master. In 1846 Neville-Grenville was appointed Dean of Windsor and offered to resign the Mastership; Lord Braybrooke, as Visitor, refused the resignation, intending that Latimer Neville (then aged 19) should eventually succeed him as Master. With some diplomacy needed to manage the Fellowship, this transition was achieved in 1853, and Latimer Neville became Master at the age of 26.[2]

He served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1859–61.[1]

He held the following church livings:[1]

He was described as "a good but dull man lacking intellectual powers".[3]

He succeeded his brother Charles Neville, 5th Baron Braybrooke as the 6th Baron in 1902, and died on 12 January 1904 at the Master's Lodge at Magdalene College.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Neville, the Hon. Latimer (NVL845L)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Martin, Ged (August 2015). "Magdalene College Cambridge in Mid-Victorian Times". Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  3. ^ Alex Samuels, Magdalene Association Essay Prize 2005-2006 Archived July 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
Academic offices
Preceded by
George Neville-Grenville
Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge
1853–1904
Succeeded by
Stuart Alexander Donaldson
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Cornwallis Neville
Baron Braybrooke
1902–1904
Succeeded by
Henry Neville