Important people in the life of the Church

Vicars of Purleigh


Surname Christian Title Year of appointment
De London William Rev 1320
De Prye Richard Rev 1329
Laweng Ivo Rev 1334
Phillip Hohn Rev 1349
Vyles John Rev 1380
Dorkin William Rev 1384
Bowtaill William Rev 1384
Springthorp John Rev 1393
Hosteler Nicholas Rev 1383
Fisher John Rev 1402
Creking Baldwin Rev
Potter Nicholas Rev 1420
Watlington Peter Rev 1429
Tousener Richard Rev 1439
Badby John Rev 1442
Hall William Rev 1445
Wade John Rev 1490
Gloucester Richard Rev 1527
Webster William Rev
Sanderson John Rev 1544
Freake Edmund Rev 1602
Lively Edward Rev 1604
Morrell Roger Rev 1605
Horsemanden Thomas Rev 1624
Washington Lawrence Rev 1635
Andrews John Rev 1645
Rogers John Rev 1649
Smith Bryan Rev 1653
Alderson Martin Rev 1655
Brage William Rev 1655
Head John Rev 1659
Whitehead William Rev 1674
Horsemanden Daniel Rev 1680
Horsemanden Samuel Rev 1726
Clark John Rev 1769
Eveligh John Rev 1781
Capleston Edward Rev 1814
Hawkins Edward Rev 1828
Hatl Edwin Rev 1883
Love Reginald Rev 1890
MacDonald Frederick Rev 1924
Shepheard-Walwyn Bernard Rev 1935

Curates of Purleigh


Surname Christian Title Year of Event
King Christopher Rev 1589
Purchas Samuel Rev 1601
Phillips William Luke Rev 1767
Shaw Thomas Rev 1775
Birch Robert Rev 1786
Hayne Roger Rev 1790
Du Cane Henry Rev 1810
Hutchinson Thomas Rev 1811
Biss Henry Rev 1817
Walker Robert Rev 1819
Buckle John Rev 1847
Tuffnell-Young Henry Rev 1851
Tamplin George Rev 1852
Witterly Robert Rev 1876


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