First name(s)
John William
Position(s) held at King's College London

Secretary, 1845-1895

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Rugby
  • St John’s College, Cambridge  Ref: *3
Professional activities
  • Founder, Cunningham's Building Society, Harrow
  • Founder, Spencer House, St. Albans Ref: *3
  • Freemason, Victoria Rifles Lodge (1863-1887) Ref: *4

Personal details

Date of birth
1 May 1818
Place of birth
Harrow, Middlesex
Date of death
7 April 1901
Place of death
St Albans
Family details

Married to Elizabeth Anne Ref: *1


Resigned from King’s College London due to ill health Ref: *2


  1. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 21, 1887; pg. 1; Issue 32261
  2. Secretary’s In-Correspondence, KA/IC/C125, King’s College London Archives
  3. Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
  4. Library and Museum of Freemasonry; London, England; Freemasonry Membership Registers: Register of Contributions: London Lodges, 805-1271 (1832); 548-1329 (1863)

Photograph: Uncaptioned portrait by Elliot & Fry, 1876. Believed to be John William Cunningham. K/PH2/3/1, King’s College London Archives.

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