Past Vicars

Past Vicars of Bearsted
       
Affixed to the South wall of the nave is the Vicars of Bearsted board, this goes back to the reign of Henry III (1216-1272) It is believed to be virtually complete, and is mainly the work of the Rev. Walter Harold Yeandle (Vicar of Bearsted 1944 -1952), to whose learning and industry much of the material used in this account of the Church is attributable, a Church he loved and served so faithfully.

 Patrons:

 Prior and Canon of Leeds.

 

 

 Peter, Chaplain of Berghstede, temp. Henry III

 1216-1272

 1281

 John de Faversham

 

 1313

Richard de Hoo 

 

 1316

 William de Bredeshale

 

 1317

 Jordan de Chishelle

 

 1318

 Thomas Plomer

 

 c.1374

 William de Wydehy

 

 1391

 William Leringe

 

 1394

 Richard Grigge/Richard Botyngton

 

 1403

 Thomas Birran

 

 1409

 William Mildenhale/Richard atte Watere

 

 1444

 John Partridge

 

 1452

 John Crisping

 

 1473

 William Gouxhill

 

 c.1502

 Robert Bylton

 

 1510

 Reginald Metcalfe

 

 1530

 Robert Rowe

 

 Patron:

 Mr Richard Day

 

 1545

 Robert Marshe MA

 

 Patron:

 Dean and Chapter of Rochester

 

 1554

 Stephen Singuldon

 

 1558

 Tanguid Bealecke

 

 1563

 John Braynford

 

 1565

 Christopher Sprott

 

 1614

 Henry Pausson MA

 

 1616

 Thomas Angood MA

 

 1624

 Richard Sheldon DD

 

 1641

 John Shawley BA (dispossessed during the Commonwealth, but restored in 1660)

 

 1661

 Francis Drayton

 

 1667

 John Collins MA

 

 1677

 Thomas Gregory BA

 

 1685

 Francis Smyth MA

 

 1690

 Thomas Woodhouse

 

 1693

 Henry Dering MA

 

 1720

 Thomas Price

 

 1723

 James Hales MA (Minor Canon of Rochester)

 

 1733

 Henry Rand MA BD

 

 1765

 Samual Markham BCL (Minor Canon of Rochester)

 

 1767

 Henry Jones MA (Minor Canon of Rochester)

 

 1773

 Arnold Carter MA (Minor Canon of Rochester)

 

 1783

 Richard Jacob MA  

 

 1795

 Charles Cage MA  

 

 1849

 Frederick St. Leger Baldwin BA

 

 1874

 Frederic Otway Mayne MA  

 

 1884

 John Scarth AKC (Hon. Canon of Rochester)

 

 1903

 Thomas Godfrey Law Lushington MA JP (Rural Dean of Sutton) Patron: The Archbishop of Canterbury.

 

 1914

 Frederick John Blamire-Brown MA

 

 1928

 George Arthur Mence Griffiths MA

 

 1940

 Richard Arthur Felix Parsons

 

 1944

 Walter Harold Yeandle MA AKC

 

 1953

 John Sanderson Long MA

 

 1959

 John Henry William Willmington AKC

 

 1964

 Frederick Charles Waghorne MA LTh

 

 1973

 Peter William Poole MA

 

 1976

 Alan Arthur Duke

 

 1986-2001

 Geoffrey Harold Sidaway (Hon. Canon of Canterbury,
 Rural Dean of Sutton)