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1086 Domesday Book [14]
Carshalton, which had been five manors under King Edward the Confessor, was given by William the Conqueror as one manor to Geoffrey de Mandeville; the Lord of the Manor probably had the right to select clergy for the local church [1], [6]
12th year of the reign of King Henry II, that is, 19th Dec 1165 to 18th Dec 1166
Pharamus de Boulogne transferred the advowson (the right to choose a priest) for Carshalton to Merton Priory. Priors of Merton were "Rector" of Carshalton until the Priory was dissolved [1], [2]

Vicars

18 June 1301
William de Hatferd [2]
28 May 1306
William de Hovingham [2]
15 June 1309
Walter de Walsokne [2], [4]
24 May 1330
Roger Cole [2]
?
William de Middleton (priested 22 Sep 1347) [2]
1346–1366
registers lost [2]
?
Richard Gretton [2]
11 Dec. 1377
Peter Chekyn [2]
?
Peter Barbon [2]
20 April 1391
Nicholas Asser [2]
27 Feb. 1394
John Gernays [2], [4]
4 June 1395
Richard Priour [2]
19 May 1397
John Barbour [2]
?
Nicholas Vyrly [2]
1415–1446
registers lost [2]
?
Robert Green [2]
1427
Henry Bynne (or Lynne) [2]
12 Jan. 1453
John Clerk [2], [4]
1453–1459
no record of an appointment [4]
8 July 1459
John Clerk [2]
10 July 1472
John Persburgge  [2]
1 Sept. 1474
John Hylle [2]
?
Richard Meltham [2]
1492–1500
registers lost [2] but a replica of a tomb fragment (photo) in the Lady Chapel shows Walter Gaynesford, Chaplain, who died on 10 May 1493, in mass vestments [8]
3 Dec. 1527
Edmund Haltman [2]
11 Oct. 1536
Miles Braithwaite (the last vicar appointed by Merton Priory) [2]
1540
After the Dissolution of Merton Priory in 1540 [1] (or perhaps 1538 [5]) King Edward VI had the advowson (the right to choose a priest) until 1552; then it was bought and sold privately [1] until 1961 [15]
17 July 1543
John Bayly [2]
20 Feb. 1549
Robert Brinknell [2], [4]
1 April 1552
Thomas Abbott [16]
2 June 1553
Roger Norwode [2]
9 May 1554
Richard Redworth [2]
2 June 1568
Randulph Becket [2]
24 Sept. 1568
Robert Eston [2]
29 April 1569
Daniel Edwards [2]
15 Feb. 1572
John Peers [2], [4]
26 Feb. 1613
Peter Dawson [2], [4] who moved in 1618 to become Vicar of Camberwell in place of his uncle who had died [7]
1616–1628
registers lost [2]
1624
William Quelche BD [2]; his memorial (photo) in the Lady Chapel says he was "a certain Fryer some times Vicar of this place" up to his death on 10 April 1654 [8]
1644–1651
no entries for which Revd William Quelch wrote a fulsome apology on 10 March 1651 [2]; this was a time of great upheaval and in 1644 Parliament branded Revd Peter Dawson (above) a malignant papist and royalist, and removed him from his living [7]
?
Isaac Cowper [2]
1654
William Parkes [2]
21 Oct. 1674
Thomas Bradley MA [2] DD, whose monument (photo) is in the south aisle [8], appointed by the Byne family who refused to vow allegiance to William of Orange; Thomas therefore refused too, and was expelled from the living [7 p78–79]
16 Dec. 1690
John Nelme [2] BA, appointed to both Beddington and Carshalton by his father-in-law Henry Byne, who was the last Lay Rector of Carshalton; Henry then gave the vicars half of the rectorial tithes which enabled them to become the kind of Rector we know today [7 p78–79]

Rectors

15 Nov. 1703
William Hillier [2]
5 Dec. 1738
Edmund Lodge [2] who was made rector as part of the settlement of a property dispute with the Byne family; he left Carshalton in 1759 when he was promoted to Archdeacon [7 p79,117]
6 June 1759
Robert Gilbert DD [2]
Jan. 1777
William Rose MA [2], commem­orated (photo) in the Lady Chapel [8]
27 August 1829
Charles Cator BD [16] who was imprisoned for debt and forced to resign in 1835 [7]
15 July 1835
William Hardy Vernon MA  [2], [15], [16]; his cousin Revd Charles Cator was still officially Rector, so perhaps William was Vicar [7]
1845
William Albemarle B. Cator MA [2] who was highly regarded, despite his repetitive services, for his generous spirit and excellent sermons [2] p.32, so he was com­mem­orated in 1894 by a new chancel east window (photo); his uncle Revd Charles Cator was still officially Rector in 1849, so perhaps William was Vicar [7]
22 Dec. 1884
Lord Victor A Seymour MA, b.1859 fourth son of the 5th Marquess of Hertford, married Elizabeth Cator; he was keen on ecumenism [7] and (contro­versially [3]) Reservation of the Blessed Sacrament; d.1935, com­mem­orated in:
  • a Lady Chapel wall monument (photo), commemorating the donation of...
  • ...the Lady Chapel west window stained glass (photo),
  • a family dedication in the Lady Chapel east window (photo[8],
  • the Lady Chapel reredos (photo),
  • and in the name of a local school.
1901
George P Trevelyan [4], [7]
1902
George Bower Vaux MA [4]
1919
William Robert Corbould: b. 1880; [9], an extreme anglo-catholic [7] (servers' nickname "Bob") [11]
1958–2000
Leigh Cameron Edwards MA b. 1917 [10] (servers' nickname "Taffy")
1961
The right to choose a priest for the parish was given by the owner to the Bishops of Southwark [12]
27 Sept. 2001 – 16 July 2017
Canon John Charles Thewlis BA PhD (photo) b.1949, who describes himself as "an historian" [13] and plays the organ at about 25% of the services (photo)

References:

  1. Parishes: Carshalton, A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4 (1912), pp. 178-188. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43049 accessed 29 March 2014
  2. Brightling's History of Carshalton — A facsimile reprint of the 1882 illustrated edition, Sutton Libraries and Arts Services, 1972; ISBN 0 9503224 6 6, pages 85–89 (http://www.­medievalgenealogy.org.uk/­cal/reg5.htm accessed 29 March 2014 converts Brightling's "12 Henry II" into calendar dates)
  3. Anglican History - Reservation http://anglicanhistory.org/reservation/reservation1.html accessed 29 March 2014
  4. Notice-board in church (photo)
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merton_Priory accessed 29 March 2014
  6. Surrey Archaeological Collections Volume 7.djvu/479 available from either http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Surrey_Archaeological_Collections_Volume_7.djvu/479
    accessed 29 March 2014
    or https://archive.org/stream/surreyarchaeolog26surruoft/surreyarchaeolog26surruoft_djvu.txt accessed 1 April 2014
  7. The Book of Carshalton: At the Source of the Wandle, based on talks by Michael Wilks, edited by Stella Wilks and Gordon Rookledge (Tiverton: Halsgrove 2002) ISBN 84114 1550, pages 116–124
  8. Inscription of a memorial in the church
  9. Corbould of Bath page 58 entry 1a http://www.corbould.com/tcgbook/pdf_ocr/TCG-07_Corbould_of_Bath_ocr.pdf accessed 29 March 2014
  10. The Bridge (the Southwark Diocesan newspaper) Vol 5 No 10 - December 2000, Obituaries
  11. Personal recollection of Kenneth Hughes (died 18 December 2013)
  12. London Metropolitan Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=074-ds_4&cid=-1#-1 accessed 29 March 2014
  13. From the horse's mouth!
  14. Domesday Book http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesday_Book accessed 29 March 2014; Carshalton's entry is reproduced in...
  15. A Topographical History of Surrey Edward Wedlake Brayley, John Britton, Edward William Brayley, page 65f, available from https://archive.org/details/topographicalhis04brayuoft accessed 29 March 2014
  16. Index ecclesiasticus; or, Alphabetical lists of all ecclesiastical dignitaries in England and Wales since the reformation (J Foster, ed, 1891) http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924029446873 accessed 29 March 2014; see page vii for Abbott, page 32 for Cator, and 180 for Vernon

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