The Rev. Thomas Tighe, Rector of Drumballyroney, genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry/Drumballyroney was evidently much interested in young Bronte since he entrusted to him the education of his own children.
BA degree in 1806.
The following is a list of notable people educated at St John's College Cambridge.
Arts and Literature
- Douglas Adams, author
- Samuel Butler, author
- William Wordsworth, poet
- Patrick Brontë, curate, father of the Brontë sisters
- Robert Greene, arguably the first professional English author of plays, poems and novels
- Thomas Nashe, pamphleteer, satirist & playwright
- Robert Herrick, poet.
- Louis Cha, famous Chinese novelist and newspaper editor
- Frederic Raphael, screenwriter, novelist and journalist
- Sir Cecil Beaton, photographer
- Herbert Howells, English composer (college organist).
- Geoffrey Paterson, conductor (college organist).
- Tom Rob Smith, award nominee author of Soviet-era novels; erstwhile writer for Channel 5's defunct soap opera Family Affairs.
St. John's College Cambridge