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Broadhempston 

Parish Officials

VICARS  
   
Taken from a list in Broadhempston Church, covering the years of this transcription only.
Year given is that of appointment.
   
1557 John Yrishe
1606 Thomas Ledsham
1629 Nathaniel De Lawne
1636 Edward Newman
1647 William Jesse
1679 John Searle
1683 William Bowen
1705 Thomas Lye
1711 Samuel Whalley
1723 Thomas Pollen
1733 John Wolrige
1777 Andrew Tucker
1795 John Pitman Snr.
1805 John Pitman Jnr.
1856 Francis Hole
1870 Edward Austin
1873 Francis Townsend Chamberlain
   
CURATES  
   
An incomplete list compiled from signatures whilst making this transcript
   
1735 Ste: Madge – Bishop’s Transcript
1737 Rob: Wills – Bishop’s Transcript
1738 R. Jones - Bishop’s Transcript
1743 Jo: Whitefield – Burials
1765 John Wolrige - Bishop’s Transcript
1769 William Neyle – Marriages
1774 James Mapowder – Marriages
1771 D. Foulkes – Marriages
1779 Henry King – Bishop’s Transcript
1796 Saml: Collins – Baptisms
1806 Cudworth Bruck – Burials
1810 H. Hicks – Burials
1812 Wm: Floyer Cornish – Burials
   
CHURCHWARDENS  
   
Sources: 1613-1746 Bishop’s Transcripts
  1750-1880 Churchwardens Account Books PW 2 & 3
   
1613 Hugh ? Tozer & John Allexander
1614 Hugh ? Tozer & W Lake
1629 Willyam Avery? & William Damerell
1632 Richard Blackler the elder & Richard Blackler the younger
1633 John Webber
1638 Thomas Cuper & John Webber (not identified as churchwardens)
1644 Edward Eales & Richard Webber
1664 John Blackler (not identified as churchwarden)
1667 William [illegible]& Richard Eles
1671 William [illegible]& Nicholas Peters
1715 Samll Efford & Thomas Ashweeke
1723 Philip Blackler & James Nicholls
1724 John Peters & Thos: Carell
1725 Peter Mann & John Evans (not identified as churchwardens)
1726 John Peters & Lewis Venning
1727 Tho: Carell & Edward Peters
1728 Thomas Gortly & John Nichols
1729 Will: Blackler
1730 John Blackler & James Forstreat
1731 Lewis Venning & Jacob Nosworthy
1733 John Petters & Odes Penny
1744 Thos: Call & Philip Blackler
1745 Will: Mann & Gilbert Gosley
1746 Jacob Nosworthy Jnr & James Forster (the mark of) (not identified as churchwardens)
1750 Thomas Carell & Richard Blackler
1751 Jacob Nosworthy & Richard Blackler
1752 Edward Ashweek & John Williams
1753 John Helling & Richard Blackler
1754 John Blackler & John Evans
1755 Thomas Call & James Fosterd
1756 Lewis Venning & William Venning
1757 Edward Shepherd & Jacob Nosworthy
1758 Henry Bardons & William Venning
1759 Moses Tozer & Richard White
1760 William Mann & Richard Blackler
1761 William Searle & Henry Barons
1762 Joseph Coombe & John Williams
1763 James Forster & William Blackler
1764 John Evens & John Skinner
1765 William Mann & Edward Blackler
1766 John Harris & Daniel Blackler
1767 John Skinner & Edward Ashweek
1768 Richard Blackler & Giles Evens
1769 John Skinner & Wm: Mann
1770 James Forster & John Blackler
1771 James Forster & William Venning
1772 Giles Evens & Henry Barons
1773 John Tozer & John Carell
1774 John Tozer & James Forster
1775 Richard Blackler & John Evens Jnr
1776 Richard Blackler & John Evens Jnr
1777 John Tozer & John Evens
1778 John Evens & John Berry
1779 John Evens & Samuel Luscombe
1780 John Evans & Edward Blackler
1781 John Evans & Edward Blackler
1782 Richard Blackler & John Tozer
1783 John Tozer & Lewis Venning
1784 John Tozer & William Venning
1785 John Tozer & John Evens
1786 John Tozer & William Mann
1787 John Tozer & John Skinner
1788 John Tozer & Henry Browse
1789 John Tozer & John Evens
1790 John Tozer & William Venning
1791 John Tozer & Hugh Clement
1792 John Tozer & John Blackler
1793 John Tozer & William Skinner
1794 John Tozer & Edward Blackler
1795 John Tozer & John Evans Jnr
1796 John Tozer & Edward Blackler
1797 John Tozer & William Venning
1798 John Tozer & William Venning
1799 John Tozer & William Skinner
1800 John Tozer & Christopher Hoare
1801 John Tozer & Samuel Luscombe
1802 John Tozer & Daniel Blackler
1803 John Tozer & Ben: Tozer
1804 John Tozer & Edward Blackler
1805 William Skinner & Edward Blackler
1806 William Skinner & Edward
1807 Thos: Browse & Edwd: Blackler
1808 John Tozer & William Mann
1809 John Tozer & Samuel Luscombe
1810 John Tozer & William Venning
1811 John Tozer & Thomas Tozer
1812 John Tozer & Thomas Tozer
1813 John Tozer & John Blackler
1814 John Tozer & John Blackler
1815 John Tozer & William Barons
1816 John Tozer & Robert Michelmore
1817 John Tozer & Robert Michelmore
1818 John Tozer & Samuel Luscombe
1819 John Tozer & Samuel Luscombe
1820 John Tozer & Samuel Luscombe
1821 John Tozer & Samuel Luscombe
1822 Samuel Luscombe & William Skinner Jnr
1823 Samuel Luscombe & John Blackler
1824 Samuel Luscombe & John Blackler
1825 Samuel Luscombe & William Skinner
1826 Samuel Luscombe & William Skinner
1827 Samuel Luscombe & William Skinner
1828 Samuel Luscombe & Edward Blackler
1829 Samuel Luscombe & Thomas Browse
1830 Samuel Luscombe & Thomas Browse
1831 Samuel Luscombe & William Skinner Snr
1832 Samuel Luscombe & John Venning
1833 Samuel Luscombe & John Venning
1834 Samuel Luscombe & John Venning
1835 John Harris & William Skinner Snr
1836 John Harris & William Skinner
1837 John Harris & William Skinner
1838 John Harris & William Skinner
1839 John Harris & William Skinner
1840 John Harris & William Skinner
1841 John Harris & William Skinner
1842 John Harris & William Skinner
1843 John Harris & William Skinner
1844 John Harris & William Skinner
1845 John Harris & William Skinner
1846 John Harris & William Skinner
1847 John Harris & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1848 John Harris & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1849 John Harris & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1850 John Harris & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1851 Jeffery Skinner & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1852 Jeffery Skinner & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1853 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1854 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1855 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1856 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1857 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1858 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1859 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1860 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1861 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1862 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1863 Philip Michelmore & Thomas Maye Luscombe
1864 Charles Skinner & William Mann Snr
1865 Charles Skinner & William Mann Snr
1866 Charles Skinner & William Mann Snr
1867 Charles Skinner & William Mann Snr
1868 Charles Skinner & William Mann Snr
1869 Charles Skinner & John Grant Luscombe
1870 Charles Skinner & John Edwards
1871 Charles Skinner & John Edwards
1872 Charles Skinner & John Edwards
1873 Charles Skinner & John Edwards
1874 Charles Skinner & William Mann
1875 Charles Skinner & William Mann
1876 Charles Skinner & William Mann
1877 Charles Skinner & William Mann
1878 Charles Skinner & William Mann
1879 Charles Skinner & William Mann
1880 Charles Skinner & William Mann
   
SEXTONS  
   
Source: Broadhempston Parish File 88M/Z34 unless stated otherwise
   
1772-[1803] Richard Ginking - 1803 May 24 Richard Jenkins 74 – Burial register
1803-1834 Samuel Jenkins appears to be Parish Sexton – see Overseers Accounts 1805-1836
1834-1841 Samuel Jenkins –Resigned
1841-1873 Peter Jenkins – Resigned
1873-1900 John Atwill
1900-[19??] George Atwill
   
   
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR  
   
1745 Moses Tozer & James Forestreet – page before 1736 baptisms PR1/2
1799 J. Tozer – front endpaper Overseer’s Account Book PO 1
1818 Thos: Browse & John Blackler – cover of Overseer’s Account Book PO 2
1819 Thos: Browse, Wm Mann & John Blackler – last page Overseer’s Account Book PO 1
1851 Henry Barons – Churchwardens Account Book PW 2
   
SCHOOL MASTERS  
   
Source: Burial Entries  
   
1782-1817 William Angel
1839-1858 William Skinner
1858-1860 Francis Gilbert
   
       
PARISH CLERKS      
       
An incomplete list compiled from various sources
       
    Source  
Martin Woodfin died 1726? 1 1696 & 1713  
John Woodfin died 1745? 1 1733,1734 & 1737  
Charles Woodfin ? -1786 2  
William Webber 1786-1827 3, 4  
William Lovecraft 1827-1835 3, 4  
John Shears 1835-1837 2, 3, 4  
Nicholas Forster Jnr 1837-1866 2, 3, 4  
John Martin 1866-1881 3, 4  
       
Source: 1 Bishop’s Transcript    
1696 Martin Woodfin    
1713 Martin Woodfin    
1733 John Woodfin    
1734 John Woodfin    
1737 John Woodfin    
       
Source: 2 Burial Registers
1779 Nov 17 John Woodfin – son of Charles - Clarke
1786 June 16 Charles Woodfin – Parish Clerk
1827 May 20 William Webber - He served the office of Clerk of the Parish 40 years & upwards
1837 June 16 John Shears – He served the office of Clerk of the Parish 2 years & 35 days
1866 Apr 20 Nicholas Forster – He served the office of Clerk of the Parish 28 years & 10 mths
       
Source: 3 Front endpaper PR1/4 Baptisms 1813-1848
1827 May 21 William Lovecraft – in the room of William Webber lately deceased
1835 May 7 John Shears – in the room of William Lovecraft lately resigned
1837 June 19 Nicholas Forster Junior – in the room of John Shears lately deceased
1866 Apr 22 John Martin – in the room of Nicholas Forster lately deceased
       
Source: 4 Broadhempston Parish File 88M/Z34  
1786-1827 William Webber    
1827-1835 William Lovecraft    
1835-1837 John Shears    
1837-1866 Nicholas Forster Jnr    
1866-1881 John Martin    

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