Several members of the GWINNETT family attended Oxford University, one attended Cambridge University and one had a degree specially conferred on him at Cambridge.

Alumni Oxonienses

Year Name Details

John Gwinnett

Als Gwyneth.

secular priest, “sup. 9 Dec., 1531, for leave to practice in music and for D.Mus.,” because, etc.; perhaps sinecure rector of Clynogfawr 1541, rector of St. Peter Cheap, London, 1543, son of David ap Llewellyn ap Ithel, of Llyn. See Lansdowne MS. 980, f. 231; O.H.S. i. 167; Fasti, i. 86; Ath. i. 246; &D.N.B.


Richard Gwinnett

s. George, of Badgworth co. Gloucester, gent. Balliol Coll., matric. 24 May, 1639, aged 15; of Shurdington, co. Gloucester; baptised 27 July, 1623; died 18 Oct., 1675; father of Isaac 1666.


Isaac Gwinnett

s. Rich., gent. Brasenose Coll., matric. 6 July, 1666, aged 16; B.A. 1670, M.A. 1673, vicar of Ashton Keynes, Wilts, 1675; father of John 1697. See Foster’s Index Eccl. [29]


Isaac Gwinnett

s. Is., of Sherrington, co. Gloucester, pleb. Queen’s Coll. matric., 21 March, 1677-8, aged 15; called ” Gwynn” in Mat. Reg.


Richard Gwinnett

s. George, of Shurdington, co. Gloucester, gent. Christ Church, matric. 1 March, 1691-2, aged 16; B.A. 1695, dramatist, student of Middle Temple 1697; died 16 April, 1717. See Foster’s Inns of Court Reg. & D.N.B.


John Gwinnett

s. Isaac, of Wootton-under-Edge, co. Gloucester, cler.  Christ Church, matric. 27 March, 1697, aged 17; B.A. from Trinity Coll. 1700, M.A. 1703, rector of Ashley, Wilts, 1709, vicar of Ashton Keynes, Wilts, 1719. See Foster’s Index Eccl.


George Gwinnett

s. George of Gloucester (city), pleb. Pembroke Coll., matric. 29 Mar 1737, aged 21.


Samuel Gwinnett

s. Samuel of Gloucester (city), cler. Oriel Coll., matric 13 Nov 1750, aged 18.

 Alumni Cantabrienses 


Isaac Gwinnett

Adm. pens. at Kings 1679-80. Previously matric. from Queens Coll., Oxf, Mar 21 1677-8 age 15. s.o. Isaac of Sherrington, Glos. (Al. Oxon).

There is also an entry for a Samuel Gwynnett in the Alumni Cantabrienses as follows:

 Samuel Gwynnett, LL.B., 1728 (Com. Reg)

Note:  Comitia Regia: certain gatherings of the Senate of the University at which royal personages were present and degrees specially conferred.