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John Meads 2015
Curates at Burton Latimer St. Mary's Church
Rev Harold Priestland with family
The Revd. Harold Priestland with his young family, circa 1904.
The three youngest, May, Dora and Kenneth, were born here
when living at Manor House and then Sunnyside Farm

Over the years dozens of young clergymen have been appointed curate at our Parish Church. Some stayed several years, some less than twelve months but nearly all of them left their mark, either through officiating at services when the rector was away, or through taking part in church activities.

The list below is not exhaustive and will be added to when more information can be found. The dates given are when mention of them was found, perhaps in newspapers or, more likely, when their name was found in a parish register. Any name other than the rector's has been added to this list, which may also possibly include clergymen standing in for absent rectors or curates when neither were able to officiate.

Christian name
Mentioned and/or
period of
Other details
Mr. Alexander 1524 - 52
Thomas Allnutt 1844 - 45
Later at Bucklesham, Norfolk and Stibbard, Suffolk
Mathias Barker 1850 – 51
"Unlicenced curate"
Charles Blount Bartlett 1887 – 93
To Leicester
Charles Hippuff Bingham 1847
From Kettering, went to Ramsey, Hunts.
Thomas Birde 1633 - 45
Curate and Schoolmaster
Beatrice Brandon 2006-2007 Moved to Earls Barton
S.N. Bull 1812 - 13
Later Vicar at Harwich
William Chippindall 1871
Later Vicar at Tilton-on-the-Hill
Edward Craig 1837 - 43
From St. John's Chapel, Edinburgh. Married Amelia Harpur, daughter of Joseph Harpur
James Wallworth Davis 1863 – 69
Later at Napton-on-the-Hill
Thomas Durham 1822 - 1832
Owned property in Burton Latimer. Died in office
Samuel Edwards 1854
Later at Clifton
Edmund Milnes Ellerbeck 1891 – 92
Later Vicar at Chipperfield, Herts
Thomas Enfield 1637
Robert Rochfort Forlong 1886
Later curate at Walpole St. Andrew
Frederick Wm. Harris 1873 – 84
John Holte 1719 – 23
Thomas M. Houston 2017 -
James Irving 1846
From St. Matthew, Walsall
James Knight Jennings 1844
Probably later at Leamington and thence to Highgate, Middlesex
John Johnson 1815 – 20
Later at Yaxham, Norfolk. Cousin of poet William Cowper.
A. Macpherson 1834 - 35
Involved in a bitter dispute with Baptists over right to hold burial services in the churchyard
W.H. McCleary 1935
"Curate in charge"
John C. Morphew 1849 - 50
Received testimonial from pupils
Richard Morton 1844 - 56
Head of Kettering Grammar School. To Rothwell 1856
T. Neale 1752 – 56
Francis Browne Newman 1862 - 68
Also Rector 1872-95
Thomas Newton 1677 – 83
G. Nunwick 1617
Henry Pheasant 1638 – 40
Harold Philipson Phillips 1909 - 15
To St. Christopher's, Ellistown. Accidental death 1922
Harold Priestland 1893 - 1906
Came to Burton from from Belton, Rutland
Charles Gillespie Pritchard 1885
Here only a short time. Died same year, aged 26, at Bath
John Read 1717
Son baptised here
W.E. Richardson 1852 - 53
From Northampton All Saints c1852, left 1853
Robert Smith 1684
Pawlett St. John 1751 – 57
Member of land-owning Bedfordshire family
Smithett Swinford 1859 - 62
Later at Ashton Keynes, Wilts., where he died in 1884
Gilbert Walton 1732 – 50
Charles Warren 1832
Later forty years at Over, near Huntington
Robert Welborne 1722 – 32
Charles Williams 1813 – 14
Went to Barby
A.B.Wilson Woodhouse 1907 - 09
From Great Easton. Later at St. Mark, Worsley, then Vicar at St. Silas, Ardwick, Manchester
Edward Yorke 1718
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