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HEAD MASTERS OF ETON SINCE 1442
PROVOSTS SINCE 1440
1442–1447 William Westbury
1447–1453 Richard Hopton
1453 Thomas Forster
1453–1458 Clement Smith
1458–1467 John Peyntor
1467–1470 Clement Smyth
1470–c.1479 Walter Barber
c.1479–1484 David Haubroke
1484–1485/6 Thomas Mache
1485/6–1494/5 William Horman
1494/5–1496 Edward Powell
1496–1501 Nicholas Bradbryg
1501–1502/3 Robert Yong
1502/3–1507 John Smyth
1507–1510 John Goldyve
1510–1511 Thomas Phylips
1511–1515 Thomas Erlysman
1515–1521 Robert Aldrich
1521–1524 Thomas White
1524–1528 John Goldwyn
1528–1534 Richard Cox
1534–1541/2 Nicholas Udall
1541/2–1544/5 Smyth
1544/5–1547 Robert Cater
1547–1555 William Barker
1555–c.1560 ?
c.1560–c.1563 William Malim
c.1563–c.1571 William Smyth
c.1571–1579 Reuben Sherwood
1579–1583 Thomas Ridley
1583–1594 John Hammond
1594–1611 Richard Langley
1611 Richard Wright
1611–1630 Matthew Bust
1630–1636 John Harrison
1636–c.1646 William Norris
c.1646–1648 Nicholas Gray
1648 George Goad
1648–1654 Thomas Horne
1654–1655 John Boncle
1655–1660 Thomas Singleton
1660–1671 Thomas Mountague
1671–1681 John Rosewell
1682–1690 Charles Roderick
1690–1711 John Newborough
1711–1720 Andrew Snape
1720–1728 Henry Bland
1728–1743 William George
1743–1745 William Cooke
1745–1754 John Sumner
1754–1765 Edward Barnard
1765–1773 John Foster
1773–1792 Jonathan Davies
1792–1802 George Heath
1802–1809 Joseph Goodall
1809–1834 John Keate
1834–1853 Edward Craven Hawtrey
1853–1862 Charles Old Goodford
1862–1868 Edward Balston
1868–1884 James John Hornby
1884–1905 Edmond Warre
1905–1916 Edward Lyttelton
1916–1933 Cyril Argentine Alington
1933–1949 Claude Aurelius Elliott
1949–1964 Robert Birley
1964–1970 Anthony Chenevix-Trench
1970–1980 Michael McCrum
1980–1994 Eric Anderson
1994–2002 John Lewis
2002– Tony Little
   

William Waynflete is said to have been the first Head Master of Eton, but there is no evidence that he ever held the position. Westbury resigned as Fellow of New College Oxford in May 1442 and it is hard to see why if there was no post available for him. Sever also resigned in summer 1442, and since Waynflete was certainly Provost by 1443 it seems more likely that he suc­ceeded him directly.

Martin Tyndall is said to have been Head Master for a year c.1537. The only possible years are 1538–1539 or 1541–1542. Accounts for these years are missing, but the years on either side show payments to Udall.