LIST OF VICARS OF HARSTON
This list has been extracted from the book "HARSTON - History and Local Records of a Cambridgeshire Village" compiled by HELEN C. GREENE - 1937.
1194 Jocelyn 1286-7 John 1304 Richard 30th August 1349
John Pye of Pampisford, priest. Presented to Harleston Vicarage by priest and canons of Bernewell.
(Dominus) Will' Tele, by exchange
3rd April 1382 Thos. de Skendelby James, London, Rector of Chickendale by exchange. 14th Nov. 1383 Geoffrey Andrew, Rector of St. Andrew's, Sautre, Lincs. by exchange 31st June (sic) 1392 Will. de Tedelowe, Vicar of Poselemgworth, Norfolk, Priest. 10th Mar. 1440-1 Will' Smyth, chaplain 6th Aug 1440 John Lambert, chaplain 1441-2 John Coulyng (is recently vicar) 4th Sept 1461 Thos. Colyn, alias Hykson, Canon of Bernewell 1465 A presentation by the Prior and Canons of Bernewell 11th Feb 1474-5 John Refham (or Robert), Canon regular, mentioned 1506-1520 Dies. 17th Dec 1521 Henry Baron. Canon regular of Bernewell. Dies. 12th Sept 1539 Thos. Norley (pr Worley) chaplain. Presented by Master Thos. Brakym, recently grated Here in 1551.
Thos. Hyll. Deprived.
29th Jan 1555-6 Richard Mannyng, clerk, presented by John Baker, farmer of the rectory. Here in 1557, 1561, 1564. Died 26th June, 1564. 3rd Oct 1564 Sequestrated to James Aldred, clerk. 23rd July 1566 Seq: vacant to Dominus Ralph. Anterbus, Clerk.
Relaxed 2nd August, 1567.
1567 Richard Bacon, curate. Som. 1570-72. No vicar is named. 27th Nov 1572 Edmund Harvye, B.A. Collated by Capse. Resigns. 30th Oct 1573 Griffin Rowland, B.A. Collated by the Queen. 7th May 1584 Owen Rowland. Here 1587, 1596. 16th April 1596 Edward Williams, clerk, presneted by the Queen. Here 1607. 26th Oct 1607 Sequestered to Michael Westfielde, M.A., of Jesus College "Cura in officiata." 6th Mar 1606-7 Geoffrey Swan is admitted to preach here. 29th Mar 1607 Request of Harston is granted to him. 31st July 1607 Geoffrey Swan, clerk. 1st Dec 1607 W. Michael Westfield collated. 5th May 1609 Master Thomas Walkington collated. St. P. Fellow of St. John's. 20th Jan 1610 Mathew Wrenne, collated. Signs 1610. 1613. Resigns. 3rd Dec 1614 James Wdderburne, collated. 29th Nov 1615 Walter Belcanquall (or Balcanquall), M.A.,collated. Resigns. 8th Mar 1617 John Jefferary, M.A. Collated. 21st April 1619 John Johnson, collated.
Benj. Laney : signs for 1619 : no designation.
Geo. Lamgdale ; adm. scholar of King's College, Cambridge, 1613. M.A. 1621 Vicar of Harston and Vicar of Newton and Hauxton.
27th Sept 1625 Will. Fenner 13th Jan 1626 Master Richard Love 9th Aug 1626 Robert Wallis. Dies. 1643 Richard Bull, parosn of the parish. Cole suggests that Wallis was ejected at that time and Bull put in. Wallis was buried here, 14th February, 1686-7. He was 87 years of age, and vicar 59 years. 11th Mar 1687 Edmund Dickman. Dies. 30th Sept 1735 Luke Trevigar, collated. 18th Feb 1738 Charles Plumptre, M.A., collated. Fellow of Queen's. 4th Nov 1745 James Thorpe, M.A., collated. (Signs to 1773.) Dies. 1774 Peploe Ward : Minister. (? Ever Vicar) 16th May 1775 Nicholas Rigbye Baldwin, M.A., collated. Resigns. 23rd Dec 1783 Richard Ormerod, collated. 17th June 1788 William Sparlanke, B.P., collated. 15th April 1796 William Leworthy, M.A., collated. Dies. 14th Dec 1837 William Brown James, M.A., collated. Goes to Fen Ditton. 14th May 1844 Edward Bosanquet, M.A., collated. Resigns. 30th Sept. 1848 Frederic Jeanes Durbin, B.A., collated. Dies. 23rd Mar 1889 Edward Curtis Baldwin, M.A., collated. Resigns. 2nd Mar 1924 J.P.D. Davidson, M.A. Resigns. 26th Sept 1927 Percy George Ward, A.K.C., B.D., M. Litt., Collated.
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