by Jon Malings

A record of the Clergy of Deddington hangs on the wall at the back of the lady chapel of the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul. This page provides a transcription of that record but also includes additional information from the Parish Registers, denoted by **.

Follow this link to see an image of the original document and a pointer to the "Clergy of the Church of England" database which provides a comprehensive list of appointees to the Parish.

There is also a link to an article about Deddington's most illustrious clergyman, Reverend William Cotton Risley.

Unfortunately we have no detail of Sir Henrie Mathew, parish priest in 1549, who was ordered to be hanged.


 S.S. Peter & Paul Deddington

List of Clergy

The interval between 1345 and 1523, during which no name
is inserted, follows the cessation of the institution of Rectors,
on the appropriation of the Church by the Dean and Cannons of Windsor


Rectors or other early Clergy

Ranulph Brito [Le Bret]  Rector, died 1247

Ethelmar de Valence  instituted 1247, consecrated Bishop of Winchester 1260

John Walrond  instituted 1269

Nicholas de Marnham  Rector, died 1292

William de Holecote  instituted 1292

Adam de Bernentone  Vicar [qv. Substitute of the Rector]  1312

Robert de Harwedon  resigned 1318

William Aylmer  instituted 1318, died 1328

William de Neuport  instituted 1328, died 1332

Remegius  Chaplain of Deddington, circa 1332

John de Coldyngham instituted 1332

Hugh de Neuton  Rector, died 1345

William de Annem  instituted 1345


Vicars and others

William Farmer  Vicar in 1523

Thomas Hotchynson  Vicar in 1534 

Thomas Hodgkinson  [qv. The same as the preceding] was Vicar in 1534-43

John Brown  instituted 1543, resigned 1558

John Gryffyth was described by testators as “my ghostly father” [qv. Chantry priest] 1545

Sir Henrie Mathew  p[ar]ishe p[rie]st  [Ordered to be hanged] 1549 

William Edlynson  instituted 1558

Christopher Allsop  instituted 1565

William Bennett  instituted 1595, died 1619

John Edmunds BA.  instituted 1619, died 1630

William Bradenell MA.  instituted 1630, died 1654

**Richard Harris  Clarke in 1638

**William Hall  Vicar in 1643 

William Hall  Vicar in 1644, died 1654

**Edward Kempster "began to be Clarke...September 29th 1658 " 

James Ayer  Vicar in 1660, died 1664

Samuel Northcote MA  instituted 1664

Clifton Stone  Minister [Par Reg]  [qv. Vicar] in 1667

Jaspar Cann  Minister [Par Reg]  [qv. Vicar] in 1669-1670

Jeremiah Wheate  Vicar in 1673, died 1679

**Jeremiah Wheate  Vicar in 1687, died February 1696. 

Charles King  instituted in 1679, died 1700

Richard Short  instituted in 1700, died 1747

John Short BA.  instituted in 1747, died 1752

John Henchman MA.  instituted 1752, died 1790

John Faulkner BA. instituted 1790, died 1821

Richard Greaves  instituted 1822, resigned 1836

William Cotton Risley MA. instituted 1836, resigned 1848

James Brogden MA.  instituted 1848, died 1864   

James Turner BA.  instituted 1864, resigned 1877

Thomas Boniface MA.  instituted 1878, resigned 1924

Maurice Frost MA.  instituted 1924, died 1961

George Henry Palmer ARC instituted 1963, resigned 1978

Richard Hannah MA.  instituted 1981, resigned 1989

Kenneth G Reeves BD ARC instituted 1989, resigned 2000

Hugh R B White MA. D.Phil.  instituted 2001. resigned 2014

Ann L Goldthorp. instituted 2015