Beeston St John the Baptist

List of Incumbents

Date Vicar Patron
24 September 1267 John de Brademare Prior & Convent of Lenton
6 December 1275 Matthew de Leycestre Prior & Convent of Lenton
20 September 1327 William de Wyllesthorpe Prior & Convent of Lenton
20 June 1339 William de Beckford
Founded chantry in Beeston church 1355
Edward III the Crown held Lenton priory owing to the war in France
13 November 1349 Thomas de Oxton
Son of Reginald de Oxton
Edward III
1 November 1376 William Askham
Presented as W Hascham
Edward III
3 February 1384/5 Richard Mason of Chillwell Richard II
21 March 1401/2 Henry Serle Prior & Convent of Lenton
29 June 1405 Thomas Mareschall (or Marchall) Prior & Convent of Lenton
22 January 1420/1 John Thymelby (or Themelby)
By exchange of vicarage of Rouston (Rowston, Lincs) with T Marchall
Prior & Convent of Lenton
8 September 1423 John Gynger
By exchange of vicarage of Evyngton (Evington, Leics) with J Themelby
Prior & Convent of Lenton
- Thomas Smyth Prior & Convent of Lenton
7 April 1431 John Ketul Prior & Convent of Lenton
28 January 1451 John Meyson Prior & Convent of Lenton
- John Emott Prior & Convent of Lenton
13 August 1455 Nicholas Bubwith Prior & Convent of Lenton
18 March 1456/7 William Taylor Prior & Convent of Lenton
4 April 1457 Richard Ellesley Prior & Convent of Lenton
28 March 1465 Nicholas Blakwall Prior & Convent of Lenton
18 March 1500/1 Richard Burton Prior & Convent of Lenton
10 July 1510 Christopher Twistfeld Prior & Convent of Lenton
4 August 1528 William Garford Prior & Convent of Lenton
3 August 1538 John Mottram Henry VIII owing to the attainder of Nicholas, late prior of Lenton and the dissolution of the priory
13 October 1557 Nicholas Holmes Mary I and Philip
22 May 1562 John Fisher No patron given (Philip & Mary granted the advowson to Archbishop of York 1558, but after 1562 the Crown again presented)
21 June 1592 William Jeffreys
Died January 1603/4
Elizabeth I
9 March 1603/4 Walter Kynnersley or Kindersley. Pr 1595. Still vicar 1641/2, signed as curate 1642/3. Will dated 14 May 1644 to be buried in chancel. Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury
By 1650 William Westoby, probably MA Cambridge
Died 26 August 1658
Sir William Cavendish 2nd Earl of Devonshire
By 1661 William Crosse, MA Oxford Ordained 1658/9, ejected 1662 for non-subscription. Lived at Loughborough, died 1697 Sir William Cavendish 2nd Earl of Devonshire
16 March 1662/3 Henry Watkinson BA Cambridge. Deac 1661, Pr 1662/3 Buried 7 October 1711 William, 3rd Earl of Devonshire
23 December 1711 Thomas Trowell BA Cambridge Deac 1705, Pr 1711. Died 14 May 1744 William, 1st Duke of Devonshire
1 June 1744 John Henson, Cambridge no degree. Deac 1738, Pr 1740. Master Nottingham Free School 1732-58. Died 1758. William, 1st Duke of Devonshire
30 September 1758 Timothy Wylde, brother of Isaac Wylde, apothecary & mayor of Nottingham 1759. Deac 1739, Pr 1740. Master Nottingham Free School 1758-92. Died 26 January 1799 aged 93. William, 1st Duke of Devonshire
18 March 1799 Thomas Bigsby 1756-1821
MA Cambridge. Deac 1779, Pr 1781
William, 1st Duke of Devonshire
1 March 1822 John Francis Thomas Hurt BA Cambridge. Deac 1820, Pr 1821. Married 6 August 1822 Mary, daughter of Adam Wolley of Matlock. Changed name to Wolley 1827. Died 16 November 1877. William Spencer, 6th Duke of Devonshire
20 June 1854 Thomas J Oldrini MA Oxford. Deac 1851, Pr 1852. Died June 1885 aged 59. William, 6th Duke of Devonshire
9 November 1885 Richard Davies Harries MA Cambridge. Deac 1872, Pr 1873. Died August 1902 Spencer Compton, 8th Duke of Devonshire
26 December 1901 Arthur Curtis Beckton MA Oxford Spencer Compton, 8th Duke of Devonshire
11 August 1906 Miles Hammett Pitts- Tucker MA Cambridge. Born 2 january 1869. Died 15 June 1948. Victor William, 9th Duke of Devonshire
9 January 1914 William Pakenham Cole-Sheane MA Cambridge. Victor, 9th Duke of Devonshire
18 February 1924 Leonard Norman Phillips MC Croix de Guerre. Deac 1912, Pr 1914 Victor, 9th Duke of Devonshire
1 February 1936 George Hansford Deac 1919, Pr 1920. Missionary 1924-6. Edward, 10th Duke of Devonshire
4 September 1943 John Paul Henry Halet MA Oxford Deac 1914, Pr 1915. Edward, 10th Duke of Devonshire
25 Sep tember 1962 Frederic Norman Keen MA Andrew, 11th Duke of Devonshire
11 September 1970 John Anthony Johnson MA Andrew, 11th Duke of Devonshire
6 August 1986 Stephen Arthur Lowe BSc Andrew, 11th Duke of Devonshire
11 June 2000 George Bryan Barrodale, Canon (Deac 1969, Pr 1970) Dean & Chapter of Southwell
October 2006 Wayne Robert Plimmer Dean & Chapter of Southwell