The Vicars of Chitterne

A List of the Vicars of Chitterne All Saints A List of the Vicars of Chitterne St. Mary
WILTS, FROM A.D. 1306 WILTS, FROM A.D. 1319
"O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him and magnify him for ever." "The Holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge thee"
A.D.   PATRON A.D.   PATRON
1306 John de Netherhavene The Bishop of Salisbury 1319 William de Bratton The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1327 John atte Stone   1331 William de Heywode  
1329 Radulphus Thunstal   .... John Benet  
.... Thomas Hert   1349 Thomas de Ken  
1413 John Draper   1353 William Sampson  
.... John Stovey   1391 John Dennyng  
1427 Thomas Croft   1422 John Waggere  
1428 Robert Kilbon   1443 Thomas Felde The Treasurer & Chapter of Salisbury (sede vacante)
1433 John Yevan   1461 John Cole The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1442 Thomas Stoke   1469 Roger Janys Richard Whitley Treasurer of Salisbury for the Dean & Chapter
1468 John Maynys   1470 John Hylle Richard Whitley Treasurer of Salisbury for the Dean & Chapter
.... John Baker   1471 Simon Smyth Richard Whitley Treasurer of Salisbury for the Dean & Chapter
1487 Robert Wolfe   .... Thomas Hambourne  
1496 John Harryes   1485 Robert Fosse William Ive, Chancellor of Salisbury
1497 John Pryson   1534 John Middlecote The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1553 Robert Clerke   1553 Edward Roodes  
1566 John Plompton   1562 Jacob Grymes  
.... Hugo Hinde   1570 William Walshame Henry Parry, Chancellor of Salisbury
1643 William Napper¹   1572 John Smith¹ Anthony Parry, by the general consent of the The Dean & Chapter of Salisbury
1660 Gervase Bland   1580 Anthony Lyne Jordan Slade, of Chitterne by the consent of the Dean & Chapter of Salisbury
1675 Anthony De la Court²   1629 George Dilton Owen Sanct, Yeoman. by the consent of the Dean & Chapter of Salisbury
1703 John Dowland³   1663 John Redman  
1735 John Houlton   1683 William Berstall² The Bishop of Salisbury
1743 Charles Gibbes   1684 Thomas Westley³ The Dean & Chapter of Salisbury. At the nomination of Thomas Lambert.
1795 Edward Houlditch   1685 John Goldisborough The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1796 John Batchelor   1690 John Dowland The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1812 William Macdonald The Bishop of Salisbury 1735 John Norris The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1862 George Richards The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury 1750 Charles Gibbes The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1874 William Swayne The Bishop of Salisbury 1795 John Batchelor The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1884 Charles Pinhorn The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury 1817 William Sandford Wapshare The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1895 Herbert Rogers The Bishop of Salisbury .... William Macdonald The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
1900 Walter sylvester The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury 1862 George Richards The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
      1874 William Swayne The Bishop of Salisbury
      1884 Charles Pinhorn The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury
      1895 Herbert Rogers The Bishop of Salisbury
      1900 Walter Sylvester The Dean and chapter of Salisbury
"Work done for God it dieth not." "Make them to be rewarded with thy Saints."

  NOTES.-Chitterne All Saints

  The Parish Registers date from the year 1654.
  The Benefices of Chitterne All Saints and Chitterne St. Mary were united by a Deed dated Oct. 16, 1819; and it was provided that upon one of them becoming vacant the Incumbant of the other should hold both. William Macdonald, Vicar pf Chitterne All Saints, thus became on the death of W.S. Wapshare, Vicar of both Parishes.
  The Foundation Stone of the New Church for the United Parishes of Chitterne All Saints with Chitterne St. Mary, was laid by the Venerable Archdeacon Macdonald, Vicar, on August 13, 1861. The New Church was Consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury, on Nov. 4, 1862.
  ¹William Napper, B.C.L., Son of William Napper, of Horsham, Sussex. ²Anthony De la Court, Som of Anthony De la Court, Vicar of Tilshead. ³John Dowland, Son of John Dowland, of Donhead, Wilts, also Vicar of Chitterne St. Mary, 1690, married March 25, 1690, died Oct., 1735. John Houlton, Son of Nicholas Houlton, of Longbridge Deverill, Wilts, Vicar of Fisherton De la Mere, 1720. Edward Houlditch, Son of Edward Houlditch, of All Saints, Oxford; Rector of Pusey, Berks, 1795, died Dec.27, 1836. William Macdonald, Son of Charles Macdonald, of Carraden, Linlithgow, Scotland [N.B. error: William MacDonald was the son of John MacDonald of Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland], Vicar of Broadhinton and Cricklade, 1809; Archdeacon of Wilts, 1828; Vicar of Bishop's Canning, 1815; died June 24, 1862. George Richards, Son of William Richards, of Cheverell, Rector of Thornyburn, Northumberland, 1852-1862, died Sept. 24, 1874.

  NOTES.-Chitterne St. Mary.

  The Parish Registers date from the year 1654.
  The following entries are on the first page of the oldest Register (1654) :-
 

Wiltes. A register booke for marriages, births and burialls for the parishes of Chittern All Saints and Chittern Mary in the said County.
  At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden for the said County the tenth day of January, 1653. The foresaid two parishes of Chittern All Saints and Chittern Mary being small parishes and close adjoyning to each other are by virtue of a late Act of Parliment touching marriages, births and burialls united by us whose names are subscribed, Justices of the Peace of the said County. And from henseforth are to be accounted as one parish as to the matters only within the said Act.
 
WILL YORKE.   JOHN DOYE.   JOB SWANBOY.   EDW. MICHELL.
"Advent all Marriage forbids.
Hillarie's Feast to Nuptialls sends
And Septuagent no wedding rids.
Yet Easter's octave that amens.
Rogation hinders hastie loves
But Trinitie that let removes."
  The following is to be found in the Register of Burials 1813-1862.
    October 31st, 1842. On this day the Revd. T.L. Tovey, M.A., Curate of the united Parishes of Chitterne St. Mary, and Chitterne All Saints, planted a Yew Tree in the South East corner of the Church-yard of the Parish of Chitterne St. Mary, in the presence of the Revd. J.H. Johnson, Vicar of Tilshead, stating that it would be a memorial of him when he was gone. He was on the same day taken ill - on the following day went to Salisbury for the benefit of Medical advice, where he died, and was brought back for interment in the said Church-yard of Chitterne St. Mary, on the 25th day of Nov., 1842.   WILLIAM DYER, M.A., Incumbent of Imber.   J.H. Johnson, M.A., Vicar of Tilshead.
The Rev, Thomas Leach Tovey, aged 32, was buried on Nov. 25th, 1842, by the Venerable Archdeacon Macdonald, Vicar.   ¹John Smith, Prebendary (or Canon) of Minor pars Altaris in Salisbury Cathedral, 1559. ²William Birstall, Son of the Rev. W. Birstall, D.D., Rector of Eversleigh, Hants. ³Thomas Westley, Son of Thomas Westley, of Mellin, Oxfordshire, Vicar of Warminster, 1668. His Son and Grandson were Canons of Wells, John Goldisborough, Son of John Goldisborough, of Mere, Wilts, Rector of Pertwood, 1710; Rector of Berwick St. Leonard, 1723-31. Charles Gibbes, Son of Francis Gibbes, of Huish, Wilts. Buried at Urchfont, Nov. 25th, 1794.

WSHC 109/46 1900 History of St. Mary/All Saints Parish Churches.

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