Penrith, Queen Elizabeth, Free Grammar School
Penrith, Queen Elizabeth, Free Grammar School, silver prize, circa 1816, by William Abdy, bust of Elizabeth 1 three quarters facing with legend around, rev. legend in eleven lines, . . . . . . . . . . . . . GULS. BLEAMIRE. ARMR/GUBERNATOR/ A. D. 1797, 48 mm, (M. 1. 111/39) , Rubbed on the high points, nearly very fine, fine engraving. £275.00
William Blaemire of Gray's Inn, London, became a Governor in 1798 and donated an additional £2 above the £6 that he annually gave to provide three prizes. One of these was a silver medal for the student who produced the best Latin verse or theme.
The recipient was Frederick Wilson of Penrith.
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