Headmasters of Ermysted’s Grammar School, Skipton

Here’s a full list of the Headmasters of Ermysted’s Grammar School from the 1500s to the present day. Please see the notes relating to some of the reliability of dates in reference to some of the Headmasters.

See also Teachers archive and Head Boy archive.

 
No of years
Surname
First names
Notes
2016-EVANSMichael
2008-20168HAMILTONGraham
1998-200810ASHWORTHThomas Leslie
1982-199816BUCKROYDDavid Michael
1972-198210WOOLMOREJohn Hugh
1957-197215EASTWOODJack DennisBorn 1912 - died November 1987
1956-19571GIBBONAlfred MActing Headmaster for 1 year
1937-195619FORSTERMarselis L
1922-193715McINTOSHAlexander McDonaldBorn 1884 - died 27 Feb 1937
1917-19225FORDERFrank GeorgeIntroduced Founders' Day
1911-19176POWELLArnold CecilDied 22 Nov 1963
1908-19113PLUMHarry Victor
1907-19081SHAWYERJames Anderson
1907-1907-WILLIAMSONJ WActing Headmaster for 1 term on resignation of Mr Hartley
1876-190731HARTLEYEdward Thomson
1872-18764FLEAYFrederick George
1867-18725GRIMLEYHoratio Nelson
1841-186726CARTMANWilliam
1835-18416SIDGWICKWilliam
1824-183511THOMLINSONRobert
1796-182428GARTHAMThomas
1792-17964WITHNELLRichard
1780-179212CARRThomas
1751-178029PLOMERSamuel
1730-175121WILKINSONMatthew
1727-17303BANKSWilliam
1715-172712LEADALRichard
1685-171530CROFTSGeorge
1674-168511FARRANDTimothy
1659-167415BARKERThomasReturned for second term of office
1656-16593COLLIERJohn
1654-16562BROWNEEdwardNominated by Lincoln College, Oxford and took, or tried to take, possession in 1654. There is no trace of him after that date; it is not established that he remained at the school until 1656.
1646-16548DOUGHTYHenryThe only definite information is that Doughty became Master in 1649. The school may have been closed down from 1646 until his appointment.
1620-164626BARKERThomas
1617-16203TAYLORLawrence
1577-161740LIVESAYJohn
1561-157716BOLTONRogerMay not have immediately succeeded Ellis, nor is it definite that he remained until 1577. He was in possession in 1570.