Vicars of Wantage

With the arrival of our new Vicar, Philip Wells, it is perhaps appropriate to look back at past Vicars of Wantage and some of their curates. Our recently deceased parishioner and friend, John Burgiss, compiled the following list of Vicars

(No Complete Record Extant Before 1547)

C 1339                           Richard de Burmyngham

C 1354                           William White

C 1377                           John Cauches

C 1409                           John Walkynton

1504 – 1512                    William Gedding

C 1540                            Sir John Steyle

1547 – 1552                    Simon Haynes

1552                               Oliver Stoning

1554                              Thomas Rowe

1557                              Richard Somer (Died)

1557 – 1582                  Richard Shepper

1582 – 1583                  George Boston

1583 – 1594                 John Wythens

1594                             Robert Wilson

1620 – 1621                 Edward Wilson

1621 – 1622                 Richard Potman

1622 – 1668                 Francis Slade

1668 – 1685                 William Hardwick

1686 – 1692                 John Wickart

1692 – 1728                 John Birch

1728 – 1755                 Thomas Brewer

1755 – 1756                 Erasmus Saunders D.D.

1756 – 1778                 Rt. Hon. Lord Francis Seymore

1778 – 1784                 Thomas Hurdis D.D.

1784 – 1828                 Edward Shaw

1828 – 1846                Hon. Henry Lewis Holbart D.D.

1846 - 1881                William John Butler

1881 – 1903                Thomas Henry Archer-Houblon D.D.

1903 – 1919                Hon. Maurice John George Ponsonby

1919 – 1931                Augustus Gossage Robinson

1931 – 1952                + Roscow George Shedden D.D. (Bishop)

1952 – 1961                Arthur Charles Ashton Chetwynd-Talbot

1961 – 1984                Johan Henry Schaufelberger

1984 – 1992                 Anthony Robert Wright

1993 – 2018                 John Leslie Salter

2019 -                          Philip Anthony Wells