Clergy and Church Elders in 1648

In 1648 England was once again turbulent. One of the concerns raised was the efficiency of the Clergy.

Many of the clergy had there posts due to the sequestration of benefices often for political reasons. Far from preventing the practice sequestration continued during the mid 1660's with Ministers often staying in post for less than a year.

A directory was completed in 1647 and published in 1648 listing Clergy and Church Elders and measuring whether they were considered able.

The list was reprinted at a later date with an addendum featuring subsequent Ministers

Details of Clergy in Eastern Essex in 1648 are reproduced below.

Other ministers for the church  and some background facts are shown in the final row of each entry.

 

 

Althorne

Minister

William Davyes

Church Elders

None listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Davyes aka Danes - Successors Thomas Hawkes and Chamber Griffiths

Asheldham

Minister

William Guthry

Church Elders

None listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

 

Bradwell on Sea

Minister

John Sherman

Church Elders

John White

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

John Kawley and John More

Burnham-on-Crouch

Minister

Anthony Sams

Church Elders

William Stacey

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Robert Wickes and Nat Hewitson moved from Stow Maries in 1660

Cold Norton

Minister

James Malden

Church Elders

None listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Maldon was Rector in between Rectorship at Stow Maries

Creeksea

Minister

Richard Parker

Church Elders

None listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Parker became Rector in 1641. He was succeded by Edward Collet and then Richard Lee who was Rector of Steeple

Dengie

Minister

Augustine Hill

Church Elders

None Listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Hill was rector from 1630 to his death in 1661 when he was succeded by  Nehemiah Long who went on to be Rector of Steeple

Latchingdon

Minister

Martin Alderson

Church Elders

None listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Alderson was aka Alders moved from Dunmow Parva and was Rector until his death in 1680

Mayland

Minister

William Buckley

Church Elders

John Heydon

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Buckley was appointed in 1639 and in 1650 was judged able. His successor was Henry Robinson

Mundon

Minister

Isaac Sendy

Church Elders

Thomas Sorrell

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

James Carey and Thomas Staple

North Fambridge

Minister

Samuel Jilden

Church Elders

None listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

In 1650 the incumbent was Thomas Hilliard  aka Hilyiard

Purleigh

Minister

John Andrews

Church Elders

Samuel Eve

William Pond

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

John Rogers and John Head

St Lawrence

Minister

John Walker

Church Elders

Jeremy Evered and John Death

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

John Brayne

Southminster

Minister

Nebemiah Holmes

Church Elders

John Winterflood and Henry Fairechild

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Holmes became Rector in 1647 following the sequestration of Rector Nicholetts

Steeple

Minister

William Goodrich

Church Elders

William Skelton

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Rector Nettles who died in 1660 allowing Richard Lee to succeed

Stow Maries

Minister

James Malden

Church Elders

None listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

In 1648 Malden gave way to Nicholas Chewney who in turn gave way to John Wright then John Greswold  then James Malden again followed by the return of John Wright in 1670 .

Tillingham

Minister

Robert Fuller

Church Elders

James Noble

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

John Taverner

Woodham Mortimer

Minister

Natanial Hewitson

Church Elders

None listed

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Hewitson aka Harrison  was Rector from 1640 to 1662 when he was presented with the living at Burnham on Crouch

Woodham Walter

Minister

Edmund Castle

Church Elders

Edward Baker and William Bigg

Other Ministers or facts about this Church

Castle was an eminent writer with several books and pamphlets to his credit. He left Woodham Walter in 1670

  

 

 

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