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Some Hockworthy Curates/Vicars

Compiled by

Kathryn Barnett

1675-1707: Rev John Sharpe
1709; 1715: Rev Thomas Thorne
(Son of Rich. of Tiverton, Devon. p.p Balliol Coll Oxford, matric 22 Feb 1702/03 aged 18; BA 15 Oct 1706; vicar of Hockworthy 1709)
(additional source: Devon and Exeter Oath Rolls, QS17/1/15/4a)
1714; 1722: (curate) Rev Edward Locke
(Son of Edward Locke, of Hockworthy, pleb; Balliol Coll, Oxford, matric 18 Feb 1709 aged 18; BA 1713; ordained deacon 1714; curate Huntsham & Hockworthy 1714; ordained as priest 1716; vicar of Aylesbeare 1728.
1732; 1744: Rev Joseph Jones
(source: Episcopal Visitation Returns, 1744)
1749: Rev. Thomas Clarke
(Queens' Coll. Cambridge. Adm. pens. July 1, 1721. Of Somerset. Matric. 1721; B.A. 1724-5; M.A. 1728. Ord. deacon (London) Mar. 16, 1725-6. V. of Burlescombe, Devon. V. of Hockworthy, 1749.
1779: Rev Fras. Knollis
(source: Episcopal Visitation Returns, 1779)
1841: (curate) Rev Edmund [Ashton] Dicken
(9th son of Perry (1816), R. of Witheridge. Devon. Born there Oct. 26, 1808. School, Charterhouse. Adm. pens. at Sidney Coll Cambridge, Feb. 6, 1828. Matric. Michs. 1828; B.A. 1832. C. of Hockworthy, Devon, in 1841. Name in Clergy List, with no particulars, 1842-9. At Purneah, India, 1849-54. Died Feb. 1, 1862, aged 53, at Bourn End, Herts. Brother of Alldersey (1811) and Charles R. (1818). (G. Mag., 1. 379; Clergy List.)
1844; 1851: (curate) Rev Thomas Hopkins Britton MA
(First son of Simon Britton, of Bristol, arm; Exeter Coll, Oxford, matric 28 Apl 1836 aged 18; BA 1840; MA 1842; vicar of Manaccan Cornwall 1854-6; vicar of Newlyn Cornwall 1856 until death 8 May 1880)
1860-1880: Rev William James Newman MA
(Only son of William Newman of Dartmouth, Dev, arm; Wadham Coll, Oxford, matric 20 June 1838 aged 18; BA 1842; MA 1846; vicar of Hockworthy 1860 until death 5 Jan 1880)
1880; 1891; 1901: Rev William Frederick Newman MA
(First son of William James Newman, of Street, Dev, cler; St John's Coll, Oxford, matric 23 Jan 1866 aged 20; BA 1870; MA 1875; vicar of Hockworthy 1880)
1922: Rev. Edward John Barton
(Son of John L. D., naval instructor, retired, of 3, The Crescent, Winchester. B. Mar. 18, 1877, at Winchester. School, Dean Close, Cheltenham (Dr Flecker). Adm. at Corpus Christi Coll Cambridge, Sept. 30, 1895. Matric. Michs. 1898; B.A. 1902; M.A. 1910. Ord. deacon, 1903; priest (Exeter) 1904; C. of South Molton, Devon, 1903-5. C. of Burbage, Wilts., 1905-7. C. of Highweek, Devon, 1907-15. V. of Holcombe Rogus with Hockworthy, Somerset (from 1922), 1915-39-. Brother of Douglas R. (1895). (Crockford, 1939.)
Main sources:
Foster, Joseph. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886.
Venn, J. A., comp.. Alumni Cantabrigienses. London, England: Cambridge University Press, 1922-1954.


Note: The living at Hockworthy was under the patronage of William Newman, the wealthy merchant of Dartmouth. (See Will of William Newman, 1867, which contains the clause: "I also give devise and bequeath to my son William James and to his heirs and assigns for ever the Advowson of Hockworthy with the perpetual right of Presentation together with all the rights things and privileges belonging thereunto".)