RECTORS OF MORETONHAMPSTEAD

This is a copy of the List of Rectors exhibited in the Parish Church. Note that the year is taken as beginning on January 1st in all dates. The dates of Thomas Beke, John Rogland and Robert James are to a certain extent conjectured as their instituions are not recorded, but they were almost certainly at periods when the See was vacant, and institutions by the Archbishops or Dean & Chapter of Canterbury are frequently missing or not recorded in their registers.

   
DATE INCUMBENT PATRON  
 
1276 Oct 27 ROBERT DE CUMBE (1) SIR RICHARD FITZJOHN  
  (Bronescombe, f.74-6)  
1298 Ap 8 ROBERT DE CUMBE (2) KING EDWARD 1  
  (P.R.26, Ed 1, M.20)  
     
Circ 1303 EDMUND DE BURGO    
  (Instituted by Bp. Bytton,  1292-1307,  
  Register lost)  
 
1309 Sep 26 PHILIP DE VALLETORT SIR HUGH DE COURTENAY  
  on whose death (Stapleton, f,44)  
 
1362 Sep 16 RICHARD HOLEWILL HUGH, EARL OF DEVON  
  on whose resignation, Grandison, f, 145)  
 
1381 Ap 11 JOHN COLYER MARGARET,  
  who exchanged for Tiverton with COUNTESS OF DEVON  
  (Brantyngham, f.67)  
1381 Nov 4 HENRY BROKELAND MARGARET,  
  on whose death COUNTESS OF DEVON  
  (Will. Stafford Page 382, H.R.) Brantyngham, f.69)  
 
1404 July 14 WILLIAM BRUTER SIR PETER COURTENAY  
  who exchanged for Paignton with (ll.Stafford, f.78)  
   
1416 Aug 13 RICHARD PENELS KING HENRY V  
  (Will. Stafford Page 420) (Stafford, f.178 - 6)  
  on whose death  
   
1419 Ap 22 THOMAS BYRD KING HENRY V  
  on whose death, (Stafford, f.196)  
 
1438 Ap 4 WATER COLLES, LL.B., SIR PHILIP COURTENAY  
  on whose death (Lacy, f.164 -6)  
 
1453 May 30 PETER COURTENAY SIR PHILIP COURTENAY  
  (Dean 1477: Bishop 1478) (Lacy, f.277)  
  on whose resignation,  
   
1456 Jan 13 JOHN COMBE, LL.B, SIR PHILIP COURTENAY  
  on whose resignation, (Abp. Bourechier, f.32)  
   
1459 Feb 18 ROGER KEYS, Dec.B., SIR PHILIP COURTENAY  
  (Arch. Barum) (Nevyll, f.10)  
  on whose resignation,  
   
1459 May 26 JOHN COMBE, LL.B., SIR PHILIP COURTENAY  
  on whose resignation (Abp.Bouchier, f.32)  
 
Circ. 1478 THOMAS BEKE, M.A.,  
(seds vac.) on whose death,  
 
1491 Dec 2 THOMAS COMBE, M.A., 7 FEOFFEES OF  
  on whose death, SIR W. COURTENAY  
  (King, F.167)  
 
1499 May 26 CHRISTOPHER SPEKE LL.B., SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  on whose death, (Redmayne, F.10)  
 
1502 Dec 8 JOHN WENMAN SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  on whose deth, (Arundel, F.7)  
 
1504 Ap 22 THOMAS HAYDON SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  (Abp. Warham, f.207)  
 
1519  - JOHN ROGLAND, M.A.,    
 
1526 Mar 8 RICHARD PARKER SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  on whose resignation (Veysey, f.27)  
 
1539 Nov 5 THOMAS PARKER J.T. & R. PARKER  
  on whose deprivation, (Veysey, f.99)  
 
1554 Sep 16 JOHN LYB LEONARD LOVEYS, ph.r.  
  (lll Veysey, f.27)  
 
Circ. 1560 ROBERT JAMES  
  on whose death,  
 
1581 May 19 NICHOLAS MARSTON, M.A., SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  on whose death, (Woolton, f.61)  
 
1624 May 14 FRANCIS WHIDDON, M.A. JOHN SOUTHMEAD  
  on whose death, Jan. 1656, (Cary, f.119)  
 
1656 ROBERT WOOLCOMBE  
(intruded) on whose deprivation, 3 Oct. 1662.  
 
1663 Jan 26 ROBERT MANLY SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  on whose resignation, (Ward, f.46)  
 
1672 Sep 6 LEWIS SHARPE, M.A., SIR WILLIAM COURTENEY  
  on whose death,    
 
1696 Sep 4 MATTHEW ATWELL, M.A., SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  on whose death,  
   
1721 May 26 JOSEPH SHEBBEARE, M.A., SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  on whose death,  
 
1735 Sep 25 JAMES FYNES, D.D., SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY  
  on whose death,  
 
1774 June 27 THOMAS CLACK, M.A., VISCOUNT COURTENAY  
  on whose death,  
 
1805 Sep 19 GEORGE CROWTHER, VISCOUNT COURTENAY  
  on whose resignation  
 
1807 Sep 28 WILLIAM CHARLES CLACK, S.C.L., VISCOUNT COURTENAY  
  on whose death,  
 
1865 Dec 18 WILLIAM COURTENAY CLACK, M.A., THE EARL OF DEVON  
  on whose death,  
 
1901 Ap 15 STANLEY DAWS DEWEY, M.A., THE HON. W.F.D. SMITH  
  on whose resignation,  
   
1927 Aug 24 MATTHEW GRAHAM LEADBITTER, B.A., VISCOUNT HAMBLEDEN  
  on whose resignation,  
 
1956 Jan 30 ANTHONY DERWENT COLERIDGE THE LORD BISHOP OF EXETER  
  on whose resignation  
 
1968 Sep 18 JOHN ANTHONY BENTON, M.A., THE LORD BISHOP OF EXETER  
  on whose resignation  
     
1974 Jul 19 ROLAND DENYS PEEK  
  on whose resignation  
 
1985 Apr 18 JOHN H. HEATH  
  on whose resignation  
 
  BOB LEIGH