Here is a complete list of all vicars known to have been responsible for the parish of Whitkirk. Whilst we have made every effort to make sure this list and the information within it is accurate, we can’t guarantee its correctness and we encourage further research in any works based on this list.

If you have any corrections or additional information you would like to share with us, please get in touch and let us know.

This information has been mostly sourced from the pamphlet The Mediaeval Church of St Mary Whitkirk, Leeds by R. Hardy (2018 imprint) and, for clergy between 1540 and 1835, the Clergy of the Church of England Database.

We do our best to maintain a history of our vicars as part of the open data ecosystem on Wikidata.


1. Paulinus the Priest

Mentioned in documents dated 1185.

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2. Elias

Mentioned in documents dated to the 13th Century.

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3. Roger

From 1288

“dictus de Thorp arches”.

Priest · Presented by the Knights Templar

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4. Nicholas de Harewold

From 1302

Priest · Presented by the Knights Templar

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5. Ralph Clement

From 1324

Priest · Presented by the Knights Hospitallers

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6. Richard de Percy

Died in office

Presented by the Knights Hospitallers

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7. William de Hesely

From 1349 · Died in office

Presented by the Knights Hospitallers

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8. John, son of Henry Chamberleyn

Died in office

Of Barwick in Elmet, Chaplain. Collated by lapse.

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9. Adam de Wakefield

Presented by Phillip, Lord Darcy.

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10. Richard de Hadislay

Mentioned as vicar in 1402.

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11. Adam Galeway

From 1415 · Resigned

Resigned for Vicarage of Sutton on Trent, Notts.

Priest · Presented by the Knights Hospitallers

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12. John Thetford

From 1423 · Died in office

Priest · Presented by the Knights Hospitallers


13. William Baker

From 1429 · Died in office

Last name may be "Barker".

Priest · Presented by the Knights Hospitallers


14. Thomas Maunsfield

From 1467 · Resigned

Priest · Presented by the Knights Hospitallers


15. John Stones

From 1477 · Died in office

Chaplain · Presented by the Knights Hospitallers


16. William Aunger

Resigned

Presented by the Knights Hospitallers


17. William Evers

From 1495 · Resigned

Presented by the Knights Hospitallers


18. William Harrison

Vicar in 1534-5. Also Rector of Catwick E Yorks.


19. Nicholas Jackson

Died in office

Presented by Thomas Ermisteade.

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20. Henry Cockell

From 1573 · Died in office

Also Rector of Swillington. Presented by Christopher Mather.

Died 1588

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21. Richard Thorald MA (Cambs)

From 1588 · Died in office

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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22. Nathaniel Taylor MA (Cambs) BD (Cambs)

From 1619 · Died in office

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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23. Christopher Rudston MA (Cambs) BD (Cambs)

From 1628 · Died in office

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge · Died 1635

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24. Charles Proctor MA (Cambs) BD (Cambs)

From 1635 · Resigned

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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25. Richard Wright BA (Cambs)

From 1661 · Died in office

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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26. Jonathan Dade BA (Cambs)

Died in office

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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27. Richard Hopkins MA (Cambs)

From 1689 · Died in office

Buried at Whitkirk in the chancel.

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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28. John Ray MA (Cambs)

From 1702 · Died in office

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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29. Daniel Hopkins BA (Cambs)

From 1735 · Died in office

Son of above Richard Hopkins

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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30. Peter Simon MA (Cambs)

From 1743 · Until 1779 · Died in office

Also Vicar of Welton, E. Yorks

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge · Died 1779

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31. John Wilson BA (Cambs)

From 1779 · Died in office

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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32. Samuel Smalpage MA (Cambs)

From 1785 · Until 1820 · Died in office

Samuel Smalpage is buried at Whitkirk.

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge · Died 1820

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33. Charles Musgrave MA (Cambs) BD (Cambs)

From 1821 · Resigned

Also Vicar of Halifax and Archdeacon of Craven. Brother of Thomas Musgrave Abp York.

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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34. Arthur Martineau MA (Cambs)

From 1838 · Resigned

Afterwards Prependary of St Paul’s.

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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35. George Moreton Platt MA (Cambs)

From 1863 · Died in office

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge

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36. Gerald Sharp BA (Cambs)

From 1898 · Until 1910 · Resigned

Presented by Trinity College, Cambridge · Died 1933

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37. Brett Guyer MA (Oxon)

From 1910 · Resigned

Presented by the Meynell Trustees · Died 1946

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38. Ernest William Wilson MA (Oxon)

From 1915 · Resigned

Presented by the Meynell Trustees · Died 1924

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39. Walter Warburton BA (Dur)

From 1923 · Until 1945 · Resigned

Presented by the Meynell Trustees · Died 1947

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40. Wilfrid John Crick LTh (Dur)

From 1945 · Until 1955 · Ceded

Presented by the Meynell Trustees

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41. Robert Cranston Garrett

From 1956 · Until 1977 · Resigned

Presented by the Meynell Trustees · Died 1982

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42. Michael Oram Hunter BD (Cambs) AKC (King's College, London)

From 1978 · Until 1986 · Resigned

Presented by the Meynell Trustees

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43. Paul Anthony Summers

From 1988 · Until 1995 · Resigned

Presented by the Meynell Trustees

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44. John Kenneth Day BA (Hull)

From 1996 · Until 2000 · Resigned

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45. Ian Christopher Black BA (Kent) MDiv (Notts)

From 2001 · Until 2012 · Resigned

Presented by the Meynell Trustees

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46. Matthew Peat BA (Hons) (Bradford) BTh (Oxon)

From 2013 · Incumbent

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