Clergy Who Have Served the Priory at Snaith


Please note that, especially for the historic entries, it is difficult to detail with accuracy the times in office for each individual.
The dates specified are those where there is evidence that the clergy were in office, but are not guaranteed to be comprehensive.

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Date

Name

Comments

1619

Samuel Waller

Samuel legally witnessed a bond for his son Nicholas of Balne and gave his occupation as Vicar of Snaith.
Source "History of the Priory & Peculiar of Snaith in the County of York"

1613 - 1632

James Watt

Curate or vicar of Snaith in 1613, and gave titles for orders in 1620 and 1621, yet he was not admitted by the Archbishop till 1632.
Source "History of the Priory & Peculiar of Snaith in the County of York"

1656 - 1663

John Lindley

He subscribed to the 39 Articles on the 27 August 1662.
Source "History of the Priory & Peculiar of Snaith in the County of York"

1663 - 1665

Robert Todd

Was ordained Deacon in 1662 by the Archbishop of York.
Source "History of the Priory & Peculiar of Snaith in the County of York"

1711

Peter Wynn

It appears that Peter was not approved by the Archbishop.
Source "History of the Priory & Peculiar of Snaith in the County of York"

1715 -1751

Henry Plumpton

Was ordained Deacon in 1711, and Priest in 1715. he served the first years of his Priesthood in the Parishes of Carlton, Hook and Rawcliffe before returning to Snaith as Vicar in 1740. He was also master of the Free Grammar School.
Source "History of the Priory & Peculiar of Snaith in the County of York"

1775

Edward Bracken

Appointed Vicar in 1775, but resigned from the post in 1787, and died in the following year.
Source "History of the Priory & Peculiar of Snaith in the County of York"

1828 - 1861

Robert Serjeantson

Lived in Thirsk for the most part, but is listed as Vicar of Snaith and so had the Living of the Parish.

1861 - 1871

William J Serjeantson

Robert's son held the Living after his father.

1871 - 1877

Henry Thomas Rees

Henry's wife was named Cordelia.

1877 -1885

Charles E Storrs

Was from Doncaster and was appointed Rural Dean in 1884. In 1885, Charles swapped roles with the Rev C J Atherton from the Parish of Bedminster but only retained the Living for one year.

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1886 - 1896

Edwin Storres Fox

Left to go to London in 1896.

1897 - 1898

Cecil Sykes


Rev Sykes died after only one year in service following a heavy cold that lead to a "brain seizure".

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1898 - 1906

William Raven-Hart

Was a former Curate at St Mary's, Scarborough.

1906 - 1924 William Seed Was made Rural Dean in 1923.

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1925 - 1938

C H Moxley

Made Rural Dean in 1836 and Canon in 1838.

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1940 - 1946

Samuel Snell



1946 - 1949 Canon Pascoe

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1950 - 1971 Rev Canon B A Ramsker


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1972 - 1976 C J Hodge

Appointed to be Vicar of Snaith in 1972.

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1976 - 1985 G Salisbury

1986 - 2012 Cyril Roberts



Rev. Roberts was the first Rector of the Benefice of Great Snaith. He served for 26 years until his retirement in 2012. He was also Area Dean for many years.


2013 - Eleanor Robertshaw

Eleanor became Rector on 28 October 2013. It is the tradition that an incoming Rector rings the bells, and the number of rings signifies the number of years that the Rector intends to stay in the Parish. There is some dispute between the Incumbent, the Bishop and the congregation about how many times the bell was rung, but ten seems to be the agreed final figure!