Quintin Hogg (merchant)

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Quintin Hogg
Quniton Hogg.jpg
Born (1845-02-14)14 February 1845
London
Died 17 January 1903(1903-01-17) (aged 57)
Nationality British
Education Eton College
Occupation Tea merchant
Known for Royal Polytechnic institution
For the cabinet minister, see Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone

Quintin Hogg (14 February 1845 – 17 January 1903) was an English philanthropist, remembered primarily as a benefactor of the Royal Polytechnic institution at Regent Street, London, now the University of Westminster.

Early life[edit]

Hogg, the seventh son of Sir James Hogg, 1st Baronet, was born and spent most of his life in London. He was educated at Eton College, where he was known as "Piggy Hogg". Hogg was an accomplished sportsman and along with many Etonians he was a pioneer of Association Football. Whilst at Eton, he won the Eton Fives, was keeper of fives and in the shooting XI, and was a member of the Wall and Field football XIs.[1] He showed strong religious convictions and held prayer meetings; he was also a prominent rifle volunteer.

He made 31 appearances for Wanderers F.C. (winners of the first F.A. Cup) between the 1865–66 and the 1870–71 seasons.[1] He twice represented Scotland versus England in the unofficial internationals of 1870 and 1871.[1] He captained the Old Etonians for seven years, during which he was never on the losing side.[1]

He became involved in trade, particularly the commodities of tea and sugar. As a senior partner in a firm of tea merchants, he modernised sugar production in Demerara. While in Demerara he played two first-class cricket matches for the colony.

Educational reform[edit]

Having made his fortune, he became concerned with Christian-motivated philanthropy. London at the time suffered from social conditions now summarised in the word "Dickensian". Hogg turned his energy to educational reform: in 1864 he founded York Place Ragged School. With Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird (1847–1923, later 11th Baron Kinnaird) and Thomas Henry William Pelham[2] (1847–1916), he rented rooms in York Place (formerly Alley), off The Strand in central London, for a boys' school, initially a day school, later open in the evenings.[2] In 1882, he founded the Young Men's Christian Institute, which was renamed the Regent Street Polytechnic (incorporating the Royal Polytechnic Institution). The polytechnic was later part of Polytechnic of Central London (PCL) and is now the University of Westminster. It is the largest provider of adult education in London, and its headquarters are still at the same location on Regent Street.

Memorial statue in Portland Place

Other[edit]

Hogg was an alderman of the first London County Council, encouraging the founding of other polytechnics, then called working men's (or mechanics') institutes.[3]

Family[edit]

He married Alice Anna Graham, daughter of William Graham, on 16 May 1871, in the St George Hanover Square parish. They had three sons and two daughters:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cavallini, Rob (2005). The Wanderers F.C. – "Five times F.A. Cup winners". Dog N Duck Publications. pp. 80–81. ISBN 0-9550496-0-1. 
  2. ^ a b "York Place Ragged School". University of Westminster. AIM25. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Woods 1912.
  4. ^ Stearn 2004.

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