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Vicars of Leighton
- 1217 Thomas de Kyrlington - Presented by Nicholas de
- 1292 Jacobus de Freston.
- 1293 John de Hampton.
- 1302 John Hostage.
- 1329 John Crok.
- 1335 Ralph Chivaler.
- 1349 Thomas de Penne.
- 1349 John de Goverre, of Lathbury - (called John
de Lathbury in another document)
- 13-- Thomas de Foxton.
- 13-- William Gregby.
- 13-- Dominus Nicholas Pirre - 1389 exchanged with William
Lynne, Vicar of Kempston.
- 1389 Dominus William Lynne.
- 1397 Robert de Maryng.
- 14-- Dominus John Wadupp.
- 1407 Dominus Nicholas Pirre - (also see earlier)
by exchange with John Wadupp.
- 1415 William Taillour.
- 1420 Dominus Thomas Wykes.
- 1420 Robert Horewood - Robert's petitions led to an augmentation being
made to the Vicarage.
- 1440 William Baylay.
- 1442 Dominus John Smarte.
- 1443 Dominus John Pulmont.
- 1452 Dominus Thomas Wyrley (Worley?). Thomas
exchanged with John Ippinge for Letchworth where he was vicar.
Thomas died 3rd March 1475-6.
- 1469 Dominus John Ypping (Ippyng?).
- 1470 Magister Doctor John Ashby, A.B. - note there is considerable uncertainty
regarding the Vicars between John Ashby and the death of John
Grist in 1526.
- ---- Magister Doctor John Grist (Grete?) - Died 1526.
- 1526 Dominus Robert Watson -Instituted of the death of John Grist.
- 1549 Magister Doctor Thomas Googe.
- 15-- John Burge.
- 1569 George Coyngham.
- 1571 Anthony Sclater. His marriage is recorded in the
Parish Registers 20th January 1574. He died in 1624 and was succeeded
by his son (see also Antony Sclater's
- 1624 Christopher Sclater, M.A. - Instituted Vicar 19th February 1624.
He died 1642. A petition from local inhabitants shows that he
was not popular, being described as 'a promoter of superstitious
innovations and of a scandalous life', and as a result they employed
a lecturer called Samuel Fisher for their better instruction.
- 1642 William Rathband.
- 164- John Goodwin - Sequestered from him in 1645.
- 1645 Jacob Tompkins - Intruded
- 16-- Samuel Clarke - Intruded
- 1658 Thomas Capper
- 1658 William Annand - In 1663 he was instituted to
the Toolbooth Church, Edinburgh, and from there he went to Tron Church,
and in 1676
was nominated to the Deanery of Edinburgh.
- 1665 John Tresher, M.A.
- 1673 Joshua Pulford, M.A. - In his will Joshua left land in Billington
and other property, whose income forms the Endowment for Pulford
Schools. He was buried in Leighton.
- 1710 Joshua Pulford, M.A. - Succeeded his father. He was buried at Leighton.
- 1712 William Whip, M.A. - Also Curate of Linslade.
- 1719 Thomas Snow, M.A. - Also Curate of Linslade.
- 1733 William Hawtayne, M.A.
- 1748 Octavian Reynolds, M.A.
- 1759 Richard Reynolds.
- 1773 Henry Osman, B.A.
- 1781 William Oddie, B.A.
- 1786 John Wilson, B.A. - Appointed on cession of William
- 1788 John Wilson, B.A. - Son of above? Died 21st January 1849.
- 1849 Joseph Stevenson, M.A. - Historian and lecturer on Leighton's history.
- 1862 Thomas Wallis Richards, M.A. - Resigned the living
- 1901 George Frederick Hills, M.A. - Instituted 19th
- 1933 Sidney Ernest Swann, M.A.
- 1937 Arthur Thomas Stephens, B.A.
- 1943 Stanley John Forrest, B.A.
- 1954 Canon John J. F. Scammell, A.K.C.
- 1981 Peter Harold Wittaker, A.K.C.
- 1992 Canon John Anthony L. Hulbert, M.A.
- 2003 Grant Fellows, B.D., A.K.C. - Instituted November