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Associated Material

- Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions

- Lynsted Church War Damage Appeal (1940)

- "Twist of the Collar" - Memoirs of the Rev. Ehrmann: includes chapters of interest on Lynsted.

- "Church History" (1984 Flower Festival Programme)

- Elizabeth Selby's "Teynham Manor and Hundred" explores Lynsted Church

External Links

The Clergy Database is available to inspect on-line using this link. Click on the 'drop-down menu' on that page and select Canterbury for our local Parishes.

The "Parish Box", or collection of historic documents for our churches are no longer held locally. To view them you must arrange a personal visit to the Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

Visits can be arranged through either
the Cathedral Archives
[+44 (0)1227 865330] or
the Cathedral Library
[+44 (0)1227 865287].

Canterbury Cathedral,
Cathedral House,
11 The Precincts,
Canterbury,
CT1 2EH

Vicars and Curates
Lynsted, Kingsdown and Teynham

Teynham is included because of St Stephens Church on Greenstreet Hill (demolished) and the location of north Greenstreet in Teynham Parish. These records can be found also through The Clergy Database (see left).

Elizabeth Selby (1935) lists vicars of Lynsted from 1280 using several sources ... visit Selby's List

Name as Recorded Year Type Office
LYNSTED Wryght , Johannes 1541 Libc Vicar
Browne , Anthonius 1541 Libc Curate
Stapulforde , Willelmus 1547 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Wryght , Johannes 1547 Vac (natural death) Vicar
Elys , Johannes 1549 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Stapulforde , Willelmus 1549 Vac (Deprivation) Vicar
Ellis , Johannes 1550 Libc Vicar
Stapleforde , Wilhelmus 1555 Libc Vicar
Shoghe , Robertus 1556 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Ellys , Wilhelmus 1569 Libc Curate
Ellys , Johannes 1569 Libc Vicar
Ellis , Johannes 1572 Vac (resignation) Perpetual Vicar
Ellis , Eustachius 1572 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Ellyce , Johannes 1577 Libc Vicar
Ellis , Eustacius 1584 Libc Vicar
Goldboroughe , Nicholas 1585 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Pashley , Christopher 1589 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Goldesborough , Nicholas 1589 Vac (resignation) Perpetual Vicar
Pashley , Cristoferus 1592 Libc Vicar
Pashlye , Cristoferus 1596 Libc Vicar
Pashley , Cristoferus 1603 Libc Vicar
Pahley , Christoferus 1604 Disp-App Vicar
Richards , Robert 1606 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Pashley , Cristoferus 1607 Libc Vicar
other, 1607 Libc Curate
Pashley , Cristoferus 1612 Libc Vicar
Hirst , Edward 1612 Disp (Dispensation) Vicar
Hirst , Edward 1612 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Pashley , Christopher 1612 Vac (Death) Perpetual Vicar
Hirst , Edward 1618 Vac (Death) Perpetual Vicar
Fotherbye , Francis 1618 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Fotherby , Franciscus 1618 Disp (Dispensation) Vicar
Chambers , Nathaniel 1621 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Fotherbye , Franciscus 1622 Libc Vicar
Fotherby , Franciscus 1628 Libc Vicar
Fotherby , Franciscus 1634 Libc Vicar
other, 1634 Libc Curate
Fotherby , Francisi 1637 Libc Vicar
Vicars , John 1639 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Fotherbie , Fraunciscus 1642 Libc Vicar
Wickins , William 1681 Subsc Vicar
Fox , Hopkins 1780 Disp-App Vicar
Tucker , Stephen 1793 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Fox , Hopkins 1793 Vac (Death) Vicar
Tucker, Stephen 1797 Disp-App Vicar
Tucker, Stephen 1797 Appt (Resignation) Vicar
Tucker, Stephen 1800 Vac (cession) Vicar
Wilson , Thomas 1800 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Crawford , William Henry 1830 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Wilson , Thomas 1830 Vac (Death) Vicar
Name as Recorded Year Type Office
KINGSDOWN * de Luddenham,  Peter 1313 Rector
* Laffe,  John 1348 Rector resigns
* ??  Richard 1349 Rector presented
* Astley,  John 1421 Rector presented in place of Thomas Nevee
* Walpole,  Roger  1422 Rector
* Baumbergh,  John  1423 Rector
* Ayscow,  Richard 1430 Rector in place of William Smyth
* Exchange between Richard Ascow and Simon Lorse of Coventry 1435 Rector
* Fitzwater,  John  1436 Rector
* Flete,  John  1438 Rector
* Jordan, Richard 1455 Rector
* Griggs, William 1457 Rector
* ap Thomas, William  1463 Rector
* Ley, Thomas  1467 Rector
* Tonstale, Thomas  1500 Rector on death of William Ockys
Thomlyn, Lodowicus  1540 Libc Rector
Tomlyn, Lodowicus  1541 Libc Rector
Thomlyn, Lodovicus  1550 Libc Rector
Bigge, Richardus  1550 Libc Curate
Colinson, Thomas  1552 Appt (Institution) Rector
vacancy 1555 Libc Rector
Jackson, Rowlandus  1569 Libc Rector
* Lamb, Arthur  1570 Rector on death of Rowland Jackson
Jackson, Roulandus  1577 Libc Rector
Jackson, Rowlandus  1578 Vac (natural death) Rector
Lambe, Arthurus  1578 Appt (Institution) Rector
* Lamb€,  Rowland  1580 Rector died
Lambe, Arthurus  1581 Vac (natural death) Rector
Collyson, Laurentius  1581 Appt (Institution) Rector
Collinson, Laurentius  1584 Libc Rector
Collinson, Laurentius  1592 Libc Rector
Collison, Laurentius  1596 Libc Rector
Collingson, Laurentius  1603 Libc Rector
other 1607 Libc Curate
Collinson, Lawtentius  1607 Libc Rector
Collinson,Laurentius  1612 Libc Rector
Collinson, Laurentius  1622 Libc Rector
* Batcheller, Christopher  1623 Rector
* Golden, Nathaniel  1623 Rector
Collison, Laurence  1623 Vac (natural death) Rector
Batcheller, Christopher  1623 Appt (Institution) Rector
Bacheller, Christoferus  1628 Libc Rector
other 1634 Libc Curate
Bachelor, Cristoferus  1634 Libc Rector
Bachelor, Christopherus  1637 Libc Rector
Bacheller, Poferus  1642 Libc Rector
* Tylden, Richard  1661 Rector
* Allen, Thomas  1661 Rector died
Dale, Thomas  1662 Vac (resignation) Rector
Archbold, Eadwardus 1662 Appt (Induction Mandate) Rector
* Slaughter, William  1668 Rector
Gilmon, John  1690 Appt (Institution) Rector
Gilman, Johannes  1690 Appt (Institution) Rector
Atwood, Samuel  1697 Appt (Licensing) Preacher
Baree, Edmund  1700 Rector
Grant,  John  1711 Appt (Institution) Rector
Gilman, John  1711 Vac Rector
Grant, Johes  1713 Libc Rector
Pugh, Hugo  1716 Appt (Licensing) Curate
* Allen, Thomas  1717 Rector
Grant, Johnes  1722 Libc Rector
Grant, Johes  1724 Libc Rector
Johnson, Unknown  1724 Libc Curate
Johnson, Gulielmus  1724 Appt (Licensing) Curate
* Swinden, Tobias  1733 Rector
Grant, John  1734 Libc Rector
Hodges, Walter  1736 Appt (Institution) Rector
Grant, John  1736 Vac (Death) Rector
Hodges, Walter  1738 Libc Rector
Norbury, Thomas  1738 Libc Curate
Hodges, Walter  1738 Libc Rector
Hodges, Walter  1743 Libc Rector
Lambe, Davies  1743 Libc Curate
Hodges, Walter  1747 Libc Rector
Hodges, Walter  1748 Libc Rector
Hodges, Walter  1748 Libc Rector
Lambe, Davies  1748 Libc Curate
Hodges, Walter  1754 Libc Rector
* Gardiner. William  1754 Rector (died within a month)
* Pennington, Thomas  1754 Rector
* Pennington Junior, Thomas  1786 Rector
* Horden, Houstowne J  1856 Rector
* Owtram, Cuthbert Ellidge  1911 Rector
* Taylor-Jones, Edward William Tetley  1922 Rector
* Serviced by Milsted until Union with Lynsted 1939  
Name as Recorded Year Type Office
TEYNHAM Gason , Thomas 1541 Libc Vicar
Scott , Andreas 1541 Libc Curate
Calverte , Nicholaus 1550 Libc Vicar
Stapleford , William 1554 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Claver , Nicholas 1554 Vac (Deprivation) Vicar
Reynsforde , Henricus 1555 Libc Curate
Stapleford , Wilhelmus 1555 Libc Vicar
Dowell , Ralph 1559 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Stapleford , William 1559 Vac (Death) Vicar
Cotie , Thomas 1567 Libc Curate
Calver , Nicholaus 1569 Libc Vicar
Webb , Richardus 1569 Libc Curate
Calver , Nicholaus 1570 Vac (Death) Perpetual Vicar
Hollandon , Laurencius 1570 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Hollenden , Laurentius 1577 Libc Vicar
Cowlson , Thomas 1584 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Hollenden , Laurentius 1584 Libc Vicar
Hollanden , Laurentius 1592 Libc Vicar
Hollenden , Laurentius 1595 Vac (Death) Perpetual Vicar
Fotherby , Carolus 1595 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
unknown, unknown 1596 Libc Curate
Cant , Archius 1596 Libc Vicar
Fotherbye , Charles 1600 Vac (resignation) Perpetual Vicar
Graye , John 1600 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Hull , William 1601 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Graye , John 1601 Vac (resignation) Perpetual Vicar
Gray , Johannes 1601 Libc Perpetual Vicar
Hull , Wilhelmus 1603 Libc Vicar
Pahley , Christoferus 1604 Disp (Dispensation) Vicar
Pashley , Christopherus 1604 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Hull , Williamus 1604 Vac (resignation) Perpetual Vicar
Richards , Robert 1606 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Pashley , Cristoferus 1607 Libc Vicar
Richardes , Robertus 1607 Libc Curate
Ballard , Thomas 1607 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Pashelie , John 1608 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Kingsmill , Thomas 1611 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Hirste , Edward 1612 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Pashley , Christopher 1612 Vac (Death) Perpetual Vicar
Hirst , Edward 1612 Disp-App Vicar
Pashley , Cristoferus 1612 Libc Vicar
Colfe , Isaac 1618 Disp (Dispensation) Vicar
Colfe , Isaacus 1622 Libc Vicar
Handocke , Evan 1622 Libc Curate
Haydock , Evan 1622 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Colfe , Isaac 1624 Disp-App Vicar
Colfe , Isaacus 1628 Libc Vicar
Alvered , William 1628 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Colfe , Isaac 1634 Libc Vicar
other, 1634 Libc Curate
Colfe , Isaac 1635 Appt (Resignation) Vicar
Gosse , John 1636 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Colfe , Isaac 1636 Vac (cession) Perpetual Vicar
Coffe , 1637 Libc Vicar
Miller , Thomas 1642 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Cater , Thomas 1660 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Cater , Thomas 1660 Subsc Vicar
Eve , Henry 1663 Subsc Vicar
Eve , Henry 1663 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Eve , Henry 1663 Subsc Vicar
Taylor , Jeremiah 1681 Subsc Vicar
Taylor , Jeremy 1686 Disp-App Vicar
Stanton , Thomas 1688 Appt (Institution) Perpetual Vicar
Taylor , Jeremy 1688 Vac (Death) Perpetual Vicar
Grainger , William 1776 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Allett , James 1776 Vac (Death) Vicar
Grainger , William 1776 Disp (Dispensation) Vicar
Cautley , John 1778 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Grainger , William 1778 Vac (Death) Vicar
Cautley , John 1797 Vac (Death) Vicar
Jones , George 1797 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Jones , George 1797 Libc Vicar
Conant , John 1803 Disp (Dispensation) Vicar
Conant , John 1803 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Jones , George 1803 Vac (Death) Vicar
Spencer, Thomas 1806 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Radcliffe, John 1811 Appt (Institution) Vicar
Conant , John 1811 Vac (Death) Vicar
Turmine, Henry 1811 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Radcliffe, John 1811 Disp (Dispensation) Vicar
Winter , John 1818 Appt (Licensing) Stipendiary Curate
Winter, John 1818 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Hunt, John 1821 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Hunt , John 1821 Appt (Licensing) Stipendiary Curate
Buckle, Matthew Hughes George 1826 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Rice, Henry 1828 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Rice, Henry 1828 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Stone, Charles 1831 Appt (Licensing) Curate
Baker , Thomas 1834 Appt (Licensing) Curate