Appendix 3

List of Clergy 1246 - 1543
from A.T. Finch
'The Story of the Parish Church at Clere', (1905), 37ff


RECTORS
1246 March 30th. - James de Kewurthe, presented by King Henry III
1263 Walter de Mertone, (There is some doubt in this case) King's Chancellor, 1261 to 1263, and 1272 to 1274 and afterwards consecrated Bishop of Rochester, July, 1274
1275 May 7th. - William de Saham, presented by King Edward I. He was also Rector of Barton Stacey, and held both rectories at the time of his death in February, 1291/2.(N.B. - Until 1752 the year ended on March 25th. Towards the close of the year the two years are mentioned as here - 1291 and 1292.)
1291-2 February 12th. - Hugh de Cressingham, presented by the King. He was Steward to Queen Eleanor at the time of her death. He resigned Kingsclere Rectory in September 1296.
1296 September 18th. - John de Drokenesforde, Clerk, presented by the King. He was a Canon of Wells and Keeper of the King's Great Wardrobe. He resigned the Rectory on his appointment as Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1309.
1309 September 14th. - Alexander de Bykenore, presented by the King. In 1316 he was elected Archbishop of Dublin and consecrated at Avignon on May 22nd, 1317. The Rectory was thus again vacant.
1317 Richard Tybetot, Clerk, presented by the King. On October 6th, 1319, the Bishop placed the Rectory in sequestration and committed the fruits of it to the Archdeacon of Winchester. The Rectory appears to have become vacant on his death in 1326.
1326 November 29th. - Robert de Wyville was instituted. He was Secretary to Queen Isabella and Canon of Lincoln. He was presented by Prince Edward, the eldest son of Edward II, and at that time guardian of the realm. The King at Kenilworth afterwards ratified his presentation on December 8th, 1326. He was appointed Bishop of Salisbury on April 16th, 1329.
1330 July 9th. - Peter de Vernoun presented by King Edward III. He was Canon of Chichester and Chaplain to the Queen. However the King recalled his presentation on November 1st, 1330.
1330 November 22nd. - Walter de Wyville, priest, and brother of the previous Rector, presented by the King. He was given preferments in the Diocese of Salisbury, and resigned his Rectory in June 1338. He was the last Rector of Kingsclere. In 1336 King Edward III granted to William de Monteacuto, Earl of Salisbury, an acre of land and appurtenances in Kingsclere, together with the advowson of the Church.
VICARS
1305-06 January 21st. - Richard de Hamme, Priest, was instituted on the presentation of John de Drokensforde, Rector of Kingsclere and patron of the Vicarage. The Vicar was to receive all tithes belonging to the said Church excepting the tithe of all kinds of corn, of lambs wool, and hay, and mortuaries, and ten pounds of the oblations to the Holy Cross; and for his residence the Vicar had assigned to him "the mansion called La Morwell in the cemetery of the parochial Church of Kyngesclere with the garden adjoining thereto for the support of himself and a fit chaplain, and for all the yearly, ordinary and extraordinary, burdens of the vicarage."
1341 December 14th. - John de Bradeweye, Priest, instituted on the presentation of Walter de Wyville, Rector.
1344 December 28th. - John surnamed the Dyer of the Isle [of Wight], instituted on the presentation of the Prior and Convent of Bisham, who had obtained the Church of Clere for their own use, patrons of the said Vicarage.
1347-48 January 11th. - John Yongwyne, de Boxgrove, priest, instituted. He exchanged with the late Vicar, who took his office in the Bishop's Chapel of Saint Elizabeth, near Winchester. He was presented by the Prior and Convent of Bisham. He appears to have died of the plague known as "the Black Death"
1349 March 17th. - Richard de Guldeforde, Priest, instituted on the presentation of the before-named patrons. He fell a victim to the plague
1369 June 23rd. - John de Whicchebury, Priest, instituted on the presentation of the before-named patrons
1371
October 30th. - John Frankelayn, Priest, instituted on the presentation of the before-named patrons.
1396 September 25th. - John Lauerans, Priest, instituted on the presentation as above. He exchanged the Rectory of Highclere with his predecessor. He died at the Vicarage on November 22nd, 1396.
1398 December 8th. - Richard Saundre, Priest, instituted on the presentation as above.
1398-99 October 25th. - Walter Bowyere, Priest, instituted on the presentation as above.
1407 January 4th. - John Lente, Priest, instituted on the presentation as above.
1457-58 August 22nd. - Thomas Hunte, Chaplain, instituted on the presentation as above
1486 March 20th. - Thomas Capper, Chaplain, instituted on the presentation as above.
1497 May 6th.- Richard Sewey, Prior of the Priory of Bisham, instituted on the presentation of the Bishop of Salisbury.
1513 June 30th. - William Chambur, Chaplain, instituted on the presentation of William Sandys, gentleman, patron for this turn. A grant of the same had been made to him by the Prior and Priory of Bisham. On September 5th, 1497, the Bishop of Winchester awarded the ex-Vicar a yearly pension of 40s. for life, payable to him by the Vicar for the time being.
1519 May 13th. - William Estwood, B.A., instituted on the presentation of John Palmar of the County of Salop. He was patron for this turn by reason of a grant made to him by the Prior and Convent of Bisham. The ex-vicar was to receive for life a yearly pension of five marks out of the fruits of the Vicarage.
1519 September 4th. - Christopher Bee, Chaplain, instituted on the presentation of the Prior and Convent of Bisham
1522 December 15th. - Giles Walopp, Clerk instituted, on the presentation as above
1529 April 16th. - Richard Way, Clerk, M.A., instituted on the presentation of the above. On the same day he was sworn to pay to the ex-Vicar for life an annual pension of £6. 13s. 4d., to be paid at Easter "at the font in the parish church of Kyngesclere."
1532 August 31st. - Edward Elton, alias Baker, LL.B., instituted on the presentation as above.
1543 May 14th. - Robert Blackmore. He is named as Vicar again on March 29th, 1543-4.
  July 16th. John Norman, Clerk, was instituted ad praesentationem praenobilis mulieris Annae de Cleve Patronissae.

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