Moorhouse Chapel

List of Incumbents

Before the Reformation, the right of patronage of Moorhouse chapel was almost certainly exercised by Robert de Lexington and his descendants as lords of the manor of Moorhouse. No names of chaplains have been discovered with the possible exceptions of Hugh the clerk, c1230, Gilbert Dande (d1268) and Henry de Mora, clerk, who attacked Henry, son of Ivo of Ossington, in the cemetery in 1290, drawing blood. After the Reformation, the chapel was apparently served by the vicar of Laxton, as documents of 1621-2 first conclusively demonstrate. The list of incumbents for Moorhouse from that point to the present is thus the same as that for Laxton.