Notes from a Peakland Parish

An Account of the Church and Parish of Hope in the County of Derby,
by William Smith Porter (1923)

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 1999-2000

Chapter II.

THE VICARS AND CHURCHWARDENS.

THE following is a translation of the Charter of King John, confirming the grant of the Advowson, &c., of the Church of Hope and its Chapel of Tideswell to the Bishop of Coventry. (Reliquary, vol. xi, 1870-71. Communicated by the late R. Daniel-Tyssen, F.S.A.)

Charter Roll.   7 John (1206):
John, by the grace of God etc. “Know ye that we have granted, and by this our Charter have confirmed, to our Venerable Father G . . . Bishop of Coventry, and to his successors, in free alms, the Church of Hoppe, with the Chapel of Tydeswell, and with all other things, to the Church or Chapel belonging, and the tithes and oblations, and all obventions in lands and pastures, and all other things, with the right also of the advowson, and with every other right that to the same may belong, with all entirety and liberty for ever to be possessed. That according to the disposal of the same Bishop, and of all his successors, at all future times, that Church and Chapel should be assigned to whomsoever they shall wish, in perpetuity either as a prebend or in promotion of either of their churches of Coventry or Lichfield, or to other uses, according to the will of the same Bishop, all which premises we granted to Hugh of good memory Bishop, the predecessor of the before mentioned Bishop G. . . ., when we were earl of Moreton, as our Charter which we made to him plainly testifies.

Wherefore, we will etc., that the aforesaid Bishop G. . . ., and his successors may have and hold the aforesaid Church

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with the Chapel, and all their appurtenances, and all other things aforesaid, well and peaceably, free and quiet, wholly and honourably in all places and things, with all liberties and free customs, to the same belonging as is aforesaid.”

witnesses: Lords W.London, J.Norwich. Bishops G . . ., the son of Peter Earl of Essex, W. Marc Earl of Pembroke, W. Earl of Salisbury, Albert de Veer Earl of Oxford, Roger de Lascy Constable of Chester, Saho de Quincy W. de Briwerr, Simon de Patesch.

Dated by the hand of H. de Well Archdeacon of Wells, at Ongar, 10th day of August in the 7th year etc.”

The patronage of the livings of Hope and Tideswell subsequently became vested in the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, the present patrons, by the grant of Geoffrey de Muschamp, the Bishop of Coventry referred to as Bishop G . . . in the above Charter. This grant was confirmed (1215-1221) by William de Cornhill, Bishop of Coventry. “It was during the episcopate of Alexander de Savensby (1224-1238) that the Vicarage of Hope seems to have been formally ordained”.[1]

The present vicarage house was erected, at an estimated cost of £720, between 1854 and 1857, on the site of an older vicarage, which was taken down in 1854 when the Rev. Wilmot C.B. Cave was vicar.

There is no complete list of the. Vicars of Hope extant. The Rev. Dr. Cox, author of Churches of Derbyshire, recovered some of the names of the earlier vicars from the Chapter of Lichfield Acts Books, and several of the seventeenth century vicars are mentioned in the Hope Parish Registers. There are also chance references in ancient charters, and later the Churchwardens' Account Book supplies the names of most of the vicars.

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A petition against John Dean, Vicar of Hope, and others was presented to the King and Council, 4th Henry IV (1403) as follows:

“To the most wise Lords of the Council of our Lord the King, most humbly prays a poor and plain esquire, Godfrey Rowland of the County of Derby, and complains of Sir Thomas Wendesley[2] knight, and John Dean vicar of the Church of Hope, for that the said Thomas and John, with John Shawe, Richard Hunt, Reynold Wombewell, John de Sutton, Thomas Swynscowe, and John Swynscoe his son, with many others of their bad associates, armed in a warlike manner, on the Monday next before the Feast of the Translation of Saint John of Beverley, in the 23rd year of the reign of King Richard, formerly King of England, came feloniously to the house of the said petitioner at Mikel Longesdon, and the said house, with force and arms, broke into and despoiled, and all his goods and chattels there found, as well living as dead, to the value of two hundred marks, took and carried away, and the said petitioner, out of his said house, took and brought with them to the Castle of High Peek, and there imprisoned him for six whole days without giving him any meat or drink; and after the six days they brought him out of the said Castle, and cut off his right hand wrongfully and against the peace, and to the perpetual injury and loss of the said petitioner; therefore be pleased in your most wise discretion to consider the shameful trespasses and the bad example of those, the poverty and loss of the said petitioner, and to order to the said petitioner proper and hasty remedy, according to your wise discretion, for God and as a work of charity.”

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The 'Valor Ecclesiasticus' 27th Henry VIII, gives the value of the Vicarage of Hope at £13 13s. 4d., and Nicholas Heys was then the vicar. In 1602 Edmund Eyre, vicar, died under Church censure, and it is recorded in the Parish Registers that he was buried in the night without service or bell. In 1650 the Parliamentary Commissioners report Thomas Bocking “the present incumbent, formerly in armes against the Parliament and reputed scandalous”. That he fought on the other side was in those days considered to be ample justification for the adjective scandalous; but as we have seen from the inscriptions and date on the pulpit at Hope, he apparently remained there in 1652, though he is described as “teacher” rather than vicar. In a conveyance dated November 11th 1654, of a property at Nether Hurst in the parish of Hathersage, which I have seen, the name of Thomas Bocking, clerk, figures as an occupier of the land. One supposes that the vicar, or ex-vicar of Hope, is referred to, as it is very unlikely that there were two individuals of the name, both “clerks”, living at the same time in the Hope valley.

From 1754 to 1814 five vicars in succession appear to have been absentees and their duties performed by curates, whose names alone appear in the Registers and Churchwardens' Accounts during that period. In the case of Charles Buckeridge, one of them, it is recorded in the Chapter Acts Books that he had accepted two livings at the time (1789) that his successor Richard Buckeridge was institued. John Baptist Proby, vicar from 1791 to 1804, may have been a son of Dr. Baptist Proby who was Dean of Lichfield in 1776.

LIST OF THE VICARS OF HOPE.

Between 
1254 & 1271.WILLIAM . . . vicar of Hope, named in a bond. ('Derbyshire Charters'-- Jeaves.)
1359.WILLIAM GODWINE, named in a grant of 1359. ('Derbyshire Charters' -- Jeaves.)

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1387 & 1394.RICHARD FORESTER, mentioned as vicar in a deed, 16th Richard II (1387) amongst some charters of the Eyre family of Hassop. A pension of 27 marks was granted him out of the fruits of the vicarage (Cox). Witness to a release in 1394 ('Derbyshire Charters' -- Jeaves.)
1395 - 1425.JOHN DEAN, appointed on the resignation of Richard Forester. A petition was presented to the King and Council against John Dean, vicar of Hope, and others in 1403 by Godfrey Rowland. (See above.) He was vicar in 1412.
1425.RICHARD WALKEDEN, on the dealt of John Dean. Vicar in 1438 (Deed in the Wirksworth Hundred Rolls). Described as “late vicar of Hope” in 1459. (Deed in the Sheffield Central Reference Library.)
 ... WILLIAM KYRKE
1487 - 1529.WILLIAM BAGSHAWE, on the death of William Kyrke.
1529 - 1532.THOMAS LOWE, on the death of William Bagshawe. “To be inducted by Thomas Bradwell, Chaplain of Hope”, (Cox).
1532.NICHOLAS HAYE or HEYS, on the death of Thomas Lowe. “Robert Comberford was first instituted, but he does not seem ever to have been inducted or to have really held the benefice” (Cox). Nicholas Heys mentioned as vicar in the 'Valor Ecclesiasticus' (27 Henry VIII, 1536), when the annual value of the vicarage was £13 13s. 4d. (Cox).
1565.EDMUND BURTON. Had a dispensation in 1565 to hold the vicarage of Hope with the rectory of Ibstock, Lincoln (Chapter Acts Books).
1601.ROBERT EYRE. “Mr. Robert Eyre, Vicker”; buried at Hope 18th Oct. 1601 (Hope Parish Registers).

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1602.EDMUND EYRE. “Vicar of Hope, was buried the xvth Aprill, without service or bell, in ye night”. 1602. (Hope Registers.)
1602.ROWLAND MERRIKE. The first vicar whose signature appears in the Hope Registers. Was inducted as vicar by William Greaves, vicar of Tideswell, 16th July 1602 (Hope Registers). He signs the Burials as late as 20th June 1604.
1604.WILLIAM LEADBETTER. His signature as vicar appears in the Hope Registers as late as 1634, his handwriting apparently until 1639.
1650.THOMAS BOCKING. “The Parliamentary Commissioners, in 1650, speak of him as 'the present Incumbent, formerly in armes against the Parliament and reputed scandalous'” (Cox). He was still vicar in 1652; under which date his name is carved on the pulpit door of Hope, with the appelation of teacher.
1671.JOHN SIMPSON. His name appears in the Registers as vicar as late as April 1676.
1676 - 1679.ROGER HELLIFIELD. Entry of the baptism of his son Benjamin in he Registers 19th Nov 1678; and of his own burial at Hope 31st March 1679.
1679 - 1690.WILLIAM BROWNE appears as vicar in the Registers in January 1680, and in 1685 in the entries of 'Briefs' in the Churchwardens' Book. He resigned the living in 1690 (see 'The Free School of Hope', p. 43, of which he was sometime school-master), and his name appears in the Registers for the last time in March of that year.
1690 - 1696.THOMAS BROWNE appears as vicar in the Registers and Churchwardens' Book from 1690 until his burial at Hope 12th Nov. 1696.
1696 - 1722.JACOB CRESWELL, on the death of Thomas Browne. Burial recorded 14th Dec. 1722.

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1723 - 1731.THOMAS HAYES, on the death of Jacob Creswell. His name appears in the Registers as vicar in May 1724. From 1724 to 1732 Thomas Wormald signs the Churchwardens' Accounts as “curate”.
1732 - 1764.THOMAS WORMALD. Presented by the Crown through lapse. Inducted as vicar, 14th Oct., 1732.
1764 - 1783.BENJAMIN BOND, on the death of Thomas Wormald. He died in 1783. From 1764 to 1786 Matthew Barber signs the Accounts as “curate”. Mr. Bond's name never appears. Was he an absentee?
1783 - 1789.CHARLES BUCKERIDGE. Resigned in 1789.[3]
1789 - 1791.RICHARD BUCKERIDGE. Resigned in 1791.[3]
1791 - 1804.JOHN BAPTIST PROBY. Resigned in 1804.[3]
1804 - 1814.STEPHEN HARTLEY. Resigned in 1814.[3]
John Ibbotson held the Mastership of the Free School of Hope until 1810.
1814 - 1828.JOHN IBBOTSON, on the resignation of Stephen Hartley.
1829 - 1843.FRANCIS ORTON. He exchanged with Wilmot C.B. Cave in 1843.
1843 - 1856.WILMOT CAVE BROWN-CAVE. He resigned in 1856.
1856 - 1870.CHARLES JOHN DANIEL, on the resignation of Wilmot C.B. Cave.
1871 - 1903.HENRY BUCKSTON, on the resignation C.J. Daniel.
1904.EDWARD CECIL VINCENT, on the resignation of Henry Buckston.

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THE CHURCHWARDENS OF THE PARISH OF HOPE SINCE THE YEAR 1685.

(A COMPLETE LIST COMPILED FROM THE CHURCHWARDENS ACCOUNTS)
 VICAR OR CURATE. CHURCHWARDENS. 
1685William Browne, VicarThomas Eyre  
1686-7-do-John TurnerJoseph EyreWilliam Bradwall
1687-8-do-Robert BagshawJoseph EyreJohn Turner
1688-9-do-Dennis BockingThomas BarberGeorge Buxton
1689-90Thomas Browne, VicarJohn BockingJohn BagshawHenry Ibutson
1690-1-do-George TrickitJames KnowlesHenry Ibutson
1691-2-do-George BennettHenry AshtonThomas Stephenson
1692-3-do-John PointonJohn HallRobert Heald
1693-4-do-Edward DerneleyWm PointonThomas Barber
1694-5-do-John HallThomas BarberWilliam Pointon
1695-6-do-John HallJoseph IbbersonJames Bagshaw
1696-7Jacob Creswell, VicarWilliam WraggThomas BarberPeter Robinson
1697-8-do-John IbbutsonJohn BagshawDaniel Greaves
1698-9-do-John IbbutsonNicholas SmithRobert Webster
1699-1700-do-Isaac MortenJoseph IbbutsonChristopher James
1700-1-do-Hugh BuxtonThomas MiddletonWilliam Bagshaw
1701-2-do-Abraham SlinRobert WhiteThomas Harrison
1702-3-do-Joseph WilsonEdmund DarwendJohn Hall
1703-4-do-John GreavesWilliam GreavesWilliam Milns
1704-5-do-John GreavesWilliam GreavesJohn Heald
1705-6(Vicar's name not appended)Robert MiddletonGeorge BagshawJoseph Hargreave
1706-7Jacob Creswell, VicarJoseph WilsonJonathan BagleyJoseph Hargreave
1707-8-do-Ralph BockingNathaniel GreavesThomas Barber
1708-9-do-George BurrowsRobert BarkerAnthony Cleaton
1709-10-do-Robert FanshawRobert HunterAnthony Cleaton
1710-1-do-William GreavesAnthony RaworthEdward Frost
1711-2-do-Roger KeyJohn HealdThomas Morten
1712-3-do-Robert BalguyJoseph EyreRobert Helld (?Heald)
(There are no accounts entered in the Churchwardens' Book for 1712-13; the above names
are entered in connection with the collections made that year.)

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 VICAR OR CURATE. CHURCHWARDENS. 
1713-4Jacob Creswell, VicarRoger KeyReginald HollingworthSamuel Marpols
1714-5-do-Christopher BockingAnthony RaworthJonathan James
1715-6-do-Philemon PickfordThomas EyreThomas Gardner
1716-7-do-William MarrisonThomas FurnissJohn Newton
1717-8-do-Christopher BockingJoseph EyreJohn Heald
1718-9-do-Robert BurrsFrancis SyksJohn Newton
1719-20-do-Christopher Bocking for
Wm Darwent
Robert PointonRobert Marshall
1720-1-do-John BurdikinJoseph WillisThomas Morton
1721-2(Vicar's name not appended)Richard WraggThomas BagshawGeorge Robinson
1722-3Thomas Hayes, VicarAdam GrantJohn EyreJohn Whitby
1723-4(Vicar's name not appended)Robert MiddletonJohn HowJohn Heald
1724-5Thomas Wormald, CurateGodfrey HallThomas MortonJoseph Wilson
1725-6(no name)John FanshawBen AndrewWm. Hattersley
1726-7Thomas Wormald, CurateJoseph EyreWm HattersleyRobert Naul
1727-8-do-Mr. BalguyEllis NeedhamRobert Middleton
1728-9-do-John ParamoreThomas Slater 
1729-30-do-(The Accounts and Churchwardens for these three years are
given in a single entry.)
1730-1-do-Robert FrenchHugh BradwallMatthew Chapman
1731-2-do-Robert FrenchHugh BradwallMatthew Chapman
1732-3-do-(The Accounts and Churchwardens for two years
are given in one entry.)
1733-4Thomas Wormald, VicarRobert BockingWm. HattersleyNicholas Chapman
1734-5(no name)John GreavesJohn LowJonathan How
for Wilcockson
1735-6Thomas Wormald, VicarIsaac MortonJoseph BoothJohn Heald for
Samuel White (Stoke)
1736-7(no name)Isaac MortonJonathan HowAbraham Cooper
1737-8Thomas Wormald, VicarWilliam DarwentBartholomew BagshawZachariah Middleton
for George Clayton
1738-9(no name)Edward EyreCharles GreavesEdward Bagshaw
1739-40(no name)Joshua BarnsleyCharles GreavesThomas Bocking

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 VICAR OR CURATE. CHURCHWARDENS. 
1740-1Thomas Wormald, VicarJoshua BarnsleyThomas BagshawRobert Marshall for
Thomas [?]Winfield
1741-2-do-Joshua BarnsleyThomas BagshawRobert Marshall for
William [?]Thomason
1742-3-do-Robert FanshawZaccheus MiddletonIsaac Hambleton for
George Bagshaw
1743-4-do-Ellis EyreJoseph HadfieldThomas Gleadhill
1744-5-do-Isaac Hamilton for Mr.
Oliver of Smalldale
William OliverJoseph Justice[?]
1745-6-do-William RaworthJohn ElliottJoshua Needham
1746-7-do-Ralph BockingJohn GellottRobert Thornhill
1747-8-do-Martin MiddletonThomas Hallom
of Gantley[4]
John Eyre
1748-9-do-Thomas FanshawJohn EyreJohn Sikes
1749-50-do-John Eyre for
Ralph Bocking, senr.
Robert BagshawRalph Newton
1750-1-do-Thomas FoxSamuel BagshawThomas Marshall
1751-1-do-George RobinsonJohn GreavesJoseph Francis
1752-3-do-Joseph IbbotsonJohn GreavesJohn Heald
1753-4-do-Thomas PickfordThomas EyreThomas Wragg
1754-5-do-Godfrey GrantRobert NeedhamWilliam Walker
1755-6-do-John DakinSamuel OliverWilliam Thomason
1756-7-do-Ellis MarshallJoseph BaggaleyWilliam Hattersley
1757-8-do-John MiddletonJoseph ThornhillThomas Fox
1758-9-do-John HadfieldThomas EyreGeorge White
1759-60-do-Elias MarshallJoseph WebsterRobert Hodgkinson
1760-1-do-William DarwentJoseph Chapman
of Little Hucklow
Joseph Chapman
of Woodland
1761-2-do-Abraham IbbotsonZaccheus MiddletonWilliam Hathoway
1762-3(no entry in the Churchwardens' Accounts Book for this year)
1763-4Matthew Barber, CurateThomas FanshawGeorge HallWilliam Bradwall
1764-5-do-John BockingZaccheus MiddletonRobert Middleton
1765-6-do-Anthony WrightJoseph BoothJoseph Raworth

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 VICAR OR CURATE. CHURCHWARDENS. 
1766-7Matthew Barber, CurateFrancis AshmoreJoseph BoothNicholas Green
1767-8-do-George HallJonathan HoweWilliam Fuesdale
1768-9-do-John WrightJohn Bocking for
Mr. Charles Greaves
Thomas Lowe
1769-70-do-Jacob DarwentThomas GreavesThomas Outram
1770-1-do-Christopher BockingJohn KirkGeorge Clayton
1771-2-do-William HoweZaccheus MiddletonRobert Wilson
1772-3-do-William RauworthZaccheus MiddletonJohn Bagshaw
1773-4-do-John CottrilGeorge LittlewoodWilliam Bagshaw
1774-5-do-George BarnsleyFrancis AshmoreThomas Bradwall
1775-6-do-John MiddletonWilliam ThorpeThomas Bagshaw
1776-7-do-Andrew EyreThomas BagshawWilliam Burgon
1777-8-do-Benjamin KirkThomas GleadhillSamuel Oliver
1778-9-do-Joseph AshtonThomas NewtonThomas Hall
1779-80-do-James EyreCharles Wain for
John Eyre of Crookhill
James Newbould
1780-1-do-Robert HillWilliam WalkerGeorge White
1781-2-do-Robert WilsonRowland EyreGodfrey Fox
1782-3-do-Joseph BoothThomas WainRobert Bagshaw
1783-4-do-Robert PoyntonGeorge FoxEdward Bagshaw
1784-5-do-Benjamin ElliottThomas EyreJohn Howe
1785-6(no name)George RobinsonJoseph WebsterHugh Bradwall
1786-7John Ibbotson, CurateThomas FoxFrancis BagshawThomas Newton for
George Chapman
1787-8-do-Robert RobinsonJoseph HadfieldThomas Fox
1788-9-do-John DanforthBenjamin GreenThoms Eyre
1789-90-do-Thomas CreswellJoshua NeedhamGeorge Eyre
1790-1-do-John KirkBenjamin LongdenSamuel Feepound
1791-2-do-John DakinIsaac OutramThomas Wilcock
1792-3-do-William AshmoreJohn KirkChristopher Booth
1793-4-do-John WillsonJonathan BaggaleyJoseph Eyre
1794-5-do-John MiddletonMr. Thomas GreavesJames Bagshaw
1795-6-do-Robert HillMr. Thomas GreavesJoseph Francis

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 VICAR OR CURATE. CHURCHWARDENS. 
1796-7John Ibbotson, CurateJohn AshmoreHugh BradwallThomas Bridge
1797-8-do-George RobinsonBenjamin WraggRobert Middleton
1798-9-do-George HallThomas BagshawRobert Middleton
1799-1800-do-Robert MiddletonGeorge Hall for
Robert Outram
John Rydale
1800-1-do-John CottrillJohn HigginbothamJohn Howe
1801-2-do-John HoweWilliam JamesEdmund Ashmore
1802-3-do-Edmund AshmoreJohn Howe for
George White, of Stoke
Thomas Bridge
1803-4(no name)Benjamin LongdenJohn BirchJohn Gleadhill
1804-5John Ibbotson, CurateJoseph AshmoreJoseph JowleRichard Chapman
1805-6(no name)Abraham WillsonJohn EyrePaul Gill
1806-7John Ibbotson, CurateBenjamin PearsonJohn EyreJohn Bagshaw
1807-8-do-Isaac HillIsaac MiddletonJohn Bradwell
1808-9-do-Isaac HillWilliam WalkerThomas Jennings
1809-10-do-Joseph HallamJoseph EyreGeorge Robinson
(Shatton)
1810-1-do-Champion BrayJesse WainThomas White
1811-2-do-Hugh HillDence (?Dennis) FoxThomas Longden
1812-3-do-William EyreJohn EyreJohn Hawksworth
1813-4John Ibbotson, VicarJohn Hall (Hope)Isaac Middleton
(Woodlands)
John Middleton (Hope)
for Robert Tomlin
(Stoke)
1814-5-do-Robert Middleton
(Bradwall)
Isaac Middleton
(Woodlands)
John Middleton (Hope)
for James Brightmore
(Highlow)
1815-6-do-Jacob Darwent
(Thornhill)
John Middleton for
Thomas Fox (Woodlands)
Robert Wilson (Little
Hucklow)
1816-7-do-Thomas Gould (Hope)Joseph Eyre for George
Eyre (Alport, Woodlands)
John Bagshaw
(Grindlow)
1817-8-do-Thomas Jeffery
(Bradwall)
Thomas Bagshaw
(Abney)
Joseph Eyre for
Elizabeth Eyre (Alport)

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 VICAR OR CURATE. CHURCHWARDENS. 
1818-9John Ibbotson, VicarThomas GleadhillJohn LongdinGeorge Robinson
1819-20-do-James BrownJohn LongdenGeorge Barnsley
1820-1-do-Thomas FoxBenjamin EyreJohn Lomas
1821-2-do-John WilsonJoseph EyreWilliam Barker
(Shatton, for Edwd.
Outram, Nether Padley
1822-3-do-Robert BurdekinJoseph Eyre (Woodlands)
for James Shaw
John Goddard
1823-4-do-William BramallJoseph EyreSamuel Thornhill
1824-5-do-Joseph OllerenshawCharles GreavesFrancis Hancock
1825-6-do-Christopher GreavesThomas BridgeJohn Brightmore
1826-7-do-William Ashmore
(Bradwall)
Gervas Hartley
(Woodlands)
Matthew Bingham
(Little Hucklow)
1827-8-do-Joseph Wilson
(Thornhill)
Zaccheus Middleton
(Woodlands)
Zaccheus Middleton
(Grindlow)
1828-9Francis Orton, VicarJoseph Kirk (Hope)Samuel Riding
(Woodlands)
Henry Bagshaw
(Abney Grange)
1829-30-do-Joseph Kirk (Hope)Robert Middleton
(Woodlands)
John Middleton
(Offerton)
1830-1-do-Thomas Hill (Bradwall)Benjamin Ashton
(Woodlands)
George Bingham
(Hazlebadge)
1831-2-do-Charles Fieldend
(Aston)
Joseph Wilcockson
(Woodlands)
Thomas Bagshaw
(Shatton)
1832-3-do-John Burdekin (Hope)Dennis Wilson
(Woodlands)
Thomas White
(Nether Padley)
1833-4(no name)William Bramall
(Smaldale)
William Thorp
(Woodlands)
Robert Chapman
(Great Hucklow)
1834-5Francis Orton, VicarRobert Middleton
(Brough)
Matthew Dawson
(Woodlands)
John James
(Wardlow)
1835-6-do-Robert Kay (Hope)Robert Walker
(Woodlands)
Robert Higginbotham
(Stoke)
1836-7-do-Robert Middleton
(Bradwall)
John Allot (Woodlands)John Brightmore
(Highlow)

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 VICAR OR CURATE. CHURCHWARDENS. 
1837-8Francis Orton, VicarJohn Wilson (Thornhill)John Cottrill (Woodlands)Martin Chapman
(Little Hucklow)
1838-9-do-Robert Cottrill (Hope)David Wain (Woodlands)William Hancock
(Grindlow)
1839-40-do-William Ashmore
(Bradwall)
Joseph Wilcockson
(Woodlands)
William Walker
(Abney Grange)
1840-1-do-Thomas Elliot (Aston)Matthew Abbott
(Woodlands)
John Bradwall
(Offerton)
1841-2-do-Thomas Gould (Hope)John Tym (Woodlands)George Fox
(Hazlebadge)
1842-3Wilmot C.B. Cave, VicarWilliam Kenyon
(Bradwall)
Samuel Eyre (Woodlands)William Kay
(Shatton)
1843-4-do-Joseph Wilson
(Thornhill)
Thomas Wain
(Woodland)
Matthew Crossland
(Nether Padley)
1844-5(no name)Charles Pearson (Hope)Jonathan Eyre
(Woodland)
Thomas Shirley
(Great Hucklow)
1845 & 1846(no name)Elias Needham
(Bradwall)
Charles Wilson (Aston)John Hadfield
(Twitchill)
1847-8(no name)Robert Kaye (Hope)John Longden
(Woodlands)
John Bagshaw
(Highlow)
1848-9-do--do--do-John Bagshaw
(Highlow)
1849-50-do-Robert Hill (Bradwall)John Hadfield
(Woodlands)
John Frost (Grindlow)
1850-1-do--do--do-William Bocking
(Abney Grange)
1851-2-do--do--do-William Robinson
(Offerton)
1852-3-do-John Kirk (Hope)-do-William Barker
(Shatton)
1853-4Wilmot C.B. Cave, VicarWilliam Robinson-do-Durham Wragg
1854-5-do--do--do-Matthew Crossland
1855-6Charles John Daniel, Vicar-do--do-William Chapman
1856-7-do--do--do-Thomas Bradwell

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 VICAR OR CURATE. CHURCHWARDENS. 
1857-8Charles John Daniel, VicarWilliam RobinsonJohn Hadfield (Woodlands)Nathan Somerset
1858-9-do--do--do-John Bagshaw
1859-60-do--do--do-Robert Gravener
1860-1-do--do--do-Joseph Chapman
1861-2-do--do--do-William Bagshaw
1862-3-do--do--do-Thomas Bagshaw
1863-4-do--do--do-William Robinson
1864-5-do--do--do-James Brown
1865-6-do--do--do-George Barnsley
1866-7-do--do--do-Matthew Crossland
1867-8(no name)-do--do-James Furniss
1868-9
1869-70
(Henry Buckston, Chairman  W. Wilis Gould
Accounts and Churchwardens for two years in one entry.)
John Bagshawe
1870-1Henry Buckston, Vicar-do-John HadfieldJ. Outram
1871-2-do--do--do-Martin Chapman
1872-3-do-James BrownWilliam Bagshawe 
1873-4-do--do-George Rose 
1874-5-do--do-J. Heald Bradwell 
1875-6-do--do-William Robinson 
1876-7-do--do-William Andrew 
1877-8-do--do--do- 
1878-9-do--do-John Middleton 
1879-80-do--do-William Littlewood 
1880-1-do--do--do- 
1881-2-do--do--do- 
1882-3-do--do-J. Outram 
1883-4-do--do--do- 
1884-5-do--do-Henry Robert Crossland 
1885-6-do--do-John Robinson 
1886-7-do--do-John Bagshaw 
1887-8-do--do--do- 
1888-9-do--do-William Bagshaw 
1889-90-do--do-John Wilson 
1890-1-do--do-Thomas Eyre 

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1891-2Henry Buckston, VicarJames BrownWilliam Littlewood 
1892-3-do-George BrownGeorge Turner 
1893-4-do--do--do- 
1894-5-do--do-John Robinson 
1895-6-do--do-Bateman Bagshaw 
1896-7-do--do-William Bagshaw 
1897-8-do--do-Benjamin Wilson 
1898-9-do--do-Thomas Eyre 
1899-1900-do--do-James Henry Spittlehouse 
1900-1-do--do-George Turner 
1901-2-do--do-William Bagshaw 
1902-3-do--do-William Henry Cooper 
1903-4E Cecil Vincent, Vicar-do-John Needham 
1904-5-do-Ben Wilson-do- 
1905-6-do-Henry EyreJoseph Unwin 
1906-7-do-William Smith Porter-do- 
1907-8-do--do--do- 
1908-9-do--do--do- 
1909-10-do--do--do- 
1910-1-do-Arthur Chapman-do- 
1911-2-do--do--do- 
1912-3-do--do--do- 
1913-4-do--do--do- 
1914-5-do-Edward Hampton-do- 
1915-6-do--do--do- 
1916-7-do--do-Joseph Eyre 
1918-9-do-Arthur Chapman-do- 
1919-20-do--do-Henry Freckingham 
1920-1-do--do--do- 
1921-2-do--do--do- 
1922-3-do-J. E HuntC.V. White 

Notes on Chapter II
[1]Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, by Dr. J. Charles Cox. 1877.
[2]Wendesley or Wensley “Sir Thomas Wendesley, Knight, mortally wounded at the battle of Shrewsbury, Henry IV anno 1403. buried in Bakewell Church.”     (Note in the Reliquary by T.N. Ince.)
[3]These names do not occur at all in the Churchwardens' Accounts. Matthew Barber up to 1786, and John Ibbotson from that year until 1814 sign the Accounts as “curate”. It would seem that these vicars were absentees.
[4]Ed: this is likely to be “Goutley” (today known as Goatscliffe).

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in August 1999.

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