For this church:
Willoughby-on-the-Wolds St Mary and All Saints
List of Incumbents
Note: the Patronage of Incumbents by the Prior and Convent of Worksop Priory ceased at the Dissolution.
John de Oortelynstok, cler., instituted 16 April 1309. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
Benry de Glover, phr., instituted 13 April 1317. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
Hugh de Willoughby, phr., instituted 7 July 1320. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop. He appears to have resigned for the Rectory of Rempstone.
Richard de Melton, phr., instituted 1 June 1329. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
John de Auston, cap., instituted 7 February 1354, on the death of Richard de Melton. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
John Chape, cap., instituted 7 December 1414. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
Richard, Son of Thomas de Burton, of Cotgrave, pbr., instituted 28 September 1416, on the death of John Chape. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
John Dawe, pbr, instituted 4 October 1427, on the death of the last named. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
John Best, phr., instituted 5 November 1450. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop. He resigned.
Nicholas Stephenson, cap., instituted 11 February 1452. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
Nicholas Borne, pbr., Patrons and Convent of Worksop.
Henry Wales, cap., instituted 5 December 1485, on the death of Nicholas Borne. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop.
John Bentley, pbr., instituted 16 October 1516 on the death of Henry Wales. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop. He resigned.
John Thompson, cap., instituted 20 August 1519. Patrons, Prior and Convent of Worksop. His name as Vicar occurs in the Valor Ecclesiasticus. Died before 8 May in the 7th year of the reign of Edward VI, i.e. 1554.
Robert Wright, cler, instituted 4 April 1578. Patron, Andrew Noel, Esq. (8).
Edmund Yorke, pbr., instituted 14 February 1622, on the death of Robert Wright. Patron, Sir Thomas Hutchinson, Knight., Occurs in 1642.
[Robert Smalley occurs as Vicar in the Parliamentary Commissioners’ Report of 1650. No institutions to this benefice have, however, been found between 1642 and 1702.]
Thomas Collinson, instituted 20 September1702. Patron, William III, late King, by lapse.
Charles Hutchinson, M.A., instituted 17 November 1737, on the death of Thomas Collinson. Patron, Julius Hutchinson, Esq.
Julius Hutchinson, M.A. instituted 24 June 1769, on the death of Charles Hutchinson, D.D. Patron, Thomas Hutchinson of “Owlthorpe”, Co. Notts, Esq.
Whalley Bugg, B.A., instituted 21 March 1772, on the death of Julius Hutchinson. Patron, Thomas Hutchinson of Woodhall, Co. Herts, Esq.
Julius Hutchinson, instituted 1775. Patrons, Thomas Masham, clerk and John Heaviside, Esq. (Throsby i. 71).
George Davys, M.A., instituted 18 June 1811, on the death of Julius Hutchinson. Patron, himself.
John Clifton, otherwise John Clifton Beeson, instituted 21 June 1831, on the cession of the Very Reverend George Davys. Patron, William Melville of Standard Hill, Notts, Esq.
William Ryland Melville, M.A., instituted 19 December 1836, on the resignation of John Clifton, otherwise John Clifton Beeson. Same Patron.
Edward Wilson, M.A., instituted 28 July 1837, on the resignation of W R Melville. Patron, Thomas Dodson, gent.
Thomas Parkins Dodson, B.A., instituted 6 March 1839, on the cession of Edward Wilson. Same Patron. Died 4 September 1866, buried at Wysall.
(Vicarage of Wysall annexed 1842.)
John Parker, M.A., instituted 8May 1867, on the death of T. P. Dodson. Patrons, the Devisees under the will of Sir Robert Howe Bromley, Bart., deceased.
William Joseph Fertel, B.A., instituted 16 October 1880, on the resignation of John Parker. Patron, the Rev. John Parker of 73, Rue Tour Notre Dame, Boulogne sur Mer in the Republic of France.
Walter Hinde Richardson, M.A.., instituted 26 September 1885, on the cession of William Joseph Fertel. Same Patron.
Arthur H Millard, 1906 to 1942.
Victor H Beaton, 1942 to 1951.
Victor Dixon, 1951 to 1960.
Ross Hayward, 1960 to 1966.
Arthur E Lucas, 1966 to 1974.
Kenneth Brazier, 1974 to 1978.
John M Prothero, 1986 to 1997.
Christine Turner, 1998 to 2004 (Priest-in-Charge).
Michael Skidmore, 2005 to 2007 (Priest-in-Charge).
Stephen Hippisley-Cox, 2007– (Priest-in-Charge 2007 to 2010, Rector from 2011).
Sources: Notes on the Churches of Notts, Hundred of Rushcliffe, John T Godfrey (1887) and local information via Joyce Tomblin.
Robert Willoughby, cap., instituted 5 October 1398. Patron, Hugh de Willoughby.
William Sandiacre, pbr., instituted 31 August 1401, on the death of Robert Willoughby. Same patron. He resigned.
Robert Alman, pbr., instituted 11 March 1403. Same patron.
William Powger, pbr., instituted 2 September 1404. Same patron.
William de Stanley, pbr., instituted 20 March 1411. Same patron.
John Turnar, cap., instituted 17 April1447, on the death of William Powger. Patron, Sir Hugh Willoughby, Knight. Resigned.
John Draper, pbr., instituted 6 November 1448. Same patron.
Henry Blakelock, cap., instituted 25 October 1478, on the death of John Draper. Patron, Margaret, relict of Henry Willoughby.
John Walley, cap., instituted 23 September 1485, on the death of Henry Blakelock. Patron, Hugh Willoughby.
Robert Laurence, cap., instituted 17 May 1492. Patron, Sir Henry Willoughby.
John Fornby, cap., instituted 18 September 1498. Same Patron. Resigned.
Robert Perott, cap., instituted 6 October 1510.
Source: Certificates of Chantries, roll 37, No. 18.