Source Information

Ancestry,com. London, England, Royal Holloway and Bedford College Student Registers, 1849-1931 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2020.
Original data: Royal Holloway College Student Records and Bedford College Student Records, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey.

About London, England, Royal Holloway and Bedford College Student Registers, 1849-1931

Historical Context

This collection comprises student records from two Victorian colleges, Royal Holloway, originally a female-only college founded by Thomas Holloway and Bedford College, also a college for women, founded by Elizabeth Jesser Reid. They were among the first places in Britain where women could access higher education. Bedford College, in London, opened its doors in 1849, and Royal Holloway College based in Egham, Surrey, was unveiled by Queen Victoria in 1886. In 1900, the colleges became part of the University of London and in 1985 they merged to form what is now known as Royal Holloway.

This Collection

This collection contains student files and registers, with details of the students, the subjects they studied as well as vital events following graduation such as marriages and deaths .

The following information can be found in the records where available:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Birth date
  • Admission date
  • Marriage date
  • Death date
  • Marital status
  • Name of relative