Halloughton St James

List of Incumbents

List of Prebendaries

The prebend of Halloughton was first established c1162 when Archbishop Roger de Pont l’Évêque granted to Roger, brother of Martin de Capella, clerk, the land that had previously been held in the village by the steward of the archbishop. Henry II, in a charter and a writ of between 1163 and 1172 agreed to this foundation and Pope Alexander III confirmed it to Mr Roger.

Mr Roger de Capella, king’s clerk

c1162 - after 1176


(Martin de Capella may have succeeded Roger; as Mr Martin the Lombard he was still flourishing at a date between 1191 and 1194, but there is no definite evidence for him holding Halloughton)

Thomas Britton/Le Breton

c1230 - 1269



Mr William de Greenfield

1269 - 1272


Born in Lincolnshire, he was related to Archbishop Giffard who paid for William’s education at Oxford during which time the Archbishop’s bailiff was instructed .“to pay to Roger the miller of Oxford twenty shillings, for our kinsman William of Greenfield while he is studying there, because it would be difficult for us to send the money to him on account of the perils of the ways”. After Oxford, Greenfield studied in Paris where he became a doctor of both civil and canon law. Before being consecrated as Archbishop of York he was variously Dean of Chichester, Rector of Stratford on Avon, Prebendary of Ripon, Temporal Chancellor of Durham and Lord Chancellor of England. He died in his palace at Cawood near Selby in 1315.

Mr Adam de Belsted

1272 - after 1280


Doctor of Canon Law by 1257, rector of South Newington, Oxon., 1257-68, rector of Ponteland, Northumbs., 1260, rector of Ecton, Northants, 1270, prebendary of York, 1265, sided with Simon de Montfort, but pardoned, king’s clerk, 1268.

Nicholas de Cnoville/Knowll

1280s - 1310


Occurs as a canon of Southwell in 1265, but probably promoted to Halloughton in 1280s; tried to resign in 1299, and accused of usury and homicide in 1306, he died in 1310, having also held the living of Widmerpool.

Lambert de Trekyngham

1310 - 1331 (or later)


Probably associated with the monastery of Stow Green, Lincolnshire which was less than a mile from Threekingham where in 1328 Lambert was awarded a charter to hold a market at that manor. A royal judge and baron of the Exchequer.

Terricus de Capella

Mid-1330s - 1339


Clerk to Queen Philippa of Hainault, wife of Edward III, in 1329, when granted an expectative canonry at Southwell, clerk of her wardrobe in 1333, rector of Swinshead, he exchanged Halloughton with Robert de Kildesby for another benefice in 1339.

Robert de Kildesby

1339 -1348


King’s clerk and clerk of the spicery (brother of William de Kildesby, secretary to Edward III and keeper of the Privy Seal, 1338-40, d. 1346), he also held the Prebends of Whittington and Berkswick in Coventry and Lichfield diocese.

William de Hugate

1348 - after 1355

In 1309 he was possibly the prior of the Gilbertine Priory at Chicksands in Bedfordshire (though we may have two different men of same name). In 1344 he was prebendary of Warton parish in Lancashire and also held a living in Durham diocese.

Mr James de Staunton

By 1371 - after 1395

Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and junior proctor of the University of Oxford in 1362, when he received an expectative canonry at Southwell; held Bassingham church, Lincs., and was rector of Staunton, Notts. by 1384.

John Cane


(nothing whatsoever is known about this man)

Ralph Repynton



A king’s clerk presented by Richard II on 28 July 1398 during a vacancy at York, but apparently replaced by John Lyott on 11 August 1398.

John Lyott

1398 - resigned before 1406


John/James Messager

Resigned 1406


William Aghton/Aston


Archdeacon of Bedford and dean of St Mary de Castro, Leicester, clerk to Henry IV.

Mr Henry Swayne

1423 - 1425

From in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, MA Oxon. by 1415, his main career was in the diocese of Exeter.

John Marchaunt/Markaunt


From Whittlesey, Cambs., BA, Cantab., 1390, BCnL by 1408, rector of Thurgarton, Norwich, and of South Collingham by 1412.

William Grave

1443 - 1450

On resignation in 1450, became prebendary of Norwell Overhall but dead by 7 November 1451.

Edmund Warter

1450, 1475


Walter Waretyr


Resigned. Perhaps the William Warter BA, Oxon. in 1455.

Brian Sandford

1498 (admitted 22 March 1498) - resigned 1520.

Enclosed 11 acres in Halloughton parish.

John Maxe/Maxey

1520 - 1536

After education at Cambridge he had entered the Premonstratensian order at Welbeck where he became Abbot by 1512. He was also Abbot of Titchfield, Hants., and of Langley, Norfolk and Bishop of Elphin in Ireland from 1525 to his death in 1536. He was the elder brother of Laurence Maxe who lived at Manor Farm.

Richard Dean

1536 - c1558


William Mowse


Died 1588. Had the Prebend of Bottevant, York 1561-1570. Was installed as Dean of the Arches in 1570 - this is the judge who sits at the Ecclesiastical court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

William Underne

1576 - 1588

Rector of Wollaton 1559-1564, probably Rector of Langwith 1565; Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Nottingham 1572-1578, Prebendary of Southwell 1576-c1588. Deprived of the living of the chapel of St Catherine at Cossall in 1560 because of inveterate gambling and ‘other unedifying habits’!

Humphrey Tindall B.A.

1588 - 1599

Born in Norfolk in 1549, the son of Sir Thomas Tyndall, knight of Hockwold. Master of Queen’s College 1579; Doctor of Divinity and Vice-Chancellor 1585; Dean of Ely 1591 until his death in 1614. Buried Ely Cathedral where there is a brass to his memory.

Robert Snowden

1599 - 1616

Born Mansfield Woodhouse, became Bishop of Carlisle in 1616 where he held the see until his death in 1621.

Richard Johnson

1616 - 1624


George Brittan M.A.

1624 - 1632


Peter Titley



Edward Quarles

1633 - 1639


Robert Holden



William Gery

1660 - 1668


Henry Bagshaw



John Lake

1670 - 1682

Born in Halifax in 1624 and educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, he was an ardent Royalist and fought valiantly for the King at Basing House and Wallingford. On leaving the army he entered the church and rose to become Bishop of Sodor and Man January 1683. He became Bishop of Bristol in 1684 and Chichester a year later. He was one of the seven bishops imprisoned by James II. He refused to accept William and Mary as his sovereigns and was suspended from office in August 1689, dying a year later.

Barnaby Long

1682 -1685


Roger Altham

1685 - 1714


Timothy Fenton M.A.

1714 - 1724

A Yorkshireman from Hunslet near Leeds, he took degrees at Oxford and Cambridge before coming to Nottingham as curate at St Mary’s. He was vicar of Arnold (1701-21) when he left to become Rector of Barnold le Beck and Hatcliffe in Lincolnshire. He remained a prebendary of Southwell until his death in 1724. He was closely involved in the founding of the charity school now known as Bluecoat School and he is depicted in the “bluecoat” window in the north aisle of St Peter’s Church, Nottingham.

Edward Parker  M.A

1724 - 1754


William Caley  M.A.

1754 - 1784


James Willoughby



Francis Herbert Hume M.A.

1785 - 1806

Rector of Warsop 1795

Robert Peter Goodenough

1806 - 1826


Peter Anson

1826 - 27

Prebendary of Oxton Secunda Pars in 1827, Rector of Sudbury, Canon of Windsor and Canon of Southwell before becoming Dean of Chester in 1839 where he greatly improved the choral services soon after his installation – helped no doubt by persuading the former organist at Southwell to join him in 1841.

John Rudd

1827 - 1834


Robert Lowe

1834 - c1842

Rector of Bingham whose second son became 1st Viscount Sherbrooke. He practiced a system of poor relief which was intended to discourage the poor from seeking help from their parish by offering instead only the workhouse. This practice was adopted by his cousin, the Reverend John Becher who set up the Southwell Workhouse.

The list above is taken from a development of the work of J N Dowse for the Revd F Stabley Curtis in the Millenary Year of Southwell Minster 1956, and amended by the researches of Professor Michael Jones and the editors.

List of Vicars

Compiled by W D James.

Henry Starthorpp



Ralph Bacon






Henry Raper


Described as Curate

Francis Chappell

18 November 1697


Edmund Crofts

appointed 22 January 1761