Sibly family

Nicholas Sibly, WM minister, was born at St. Cleer, Cornwall in September 1780 and entered the ministry in 1806. His ministry was spent mainly in Cornwall, where he was stationed in turn in all the circuits in the county. He died in 1862.

His son Thomas Sibly taught at Kingswood School and then became the first headmaster of the newly opened Queen's College, Taunton from 1843 to 1882. He earned a reputation as a mathematician and educationalist, and was remembered among other things for his 'passionate interest in astronomy'.

Thomas's son George Willliam Sibly followed in his father's footsteps and when he failed to succeed his father as headmaster of Queen's College, started his own school, Wycliffe College, at Stonehouse, Glos in 1882. He was succeeded in turn by his son, W.A. Sibly in 1912..

  • Methodist Recorder, Winter Number, 1895 p.86
  • H.J. Channon, History of Queen's College, Taunton (n.d.) pp.34-7
  • Stanley George H. Loosley, Wycliffe College: the first hundred years, 1882-1982 (1982)