Colwick Old Church

List of Incumbents

1241 Robert (Belvoir MSS)
1282/3 (11th Mar.) Henry de Neutone, Priest — Patron, Sir William de Colewycke
1287 Henry de Colwick rector
1322/3 (2nd Mar.) Roger, son of Richard do Staunton, Priest — Patron, as above
1326 (28th Aug.) John de Stanton of Lancaster, Priest — Patron as above
? date John de Caton
1348 (3rd Apr.) Phillip, son of John de Colwyk, Clerk, on death of John de Caton — Patron, Sir Thomas de Longvilers, Knight.
1358 (15th Apr.) William Mareschall de Stretford, Chaplin, on death of Phillip de Colwyk — Patron, William de Colwyk
1363/4 (8th Mar.) William Freman, Chaplin, by exchange of vicarage of Getyndon dio Lincoln (Geddington), with W. Marshall — Patron, Richard de Bevercotes.
1365 (22nd Dec.) William Sewale, by exchange of rectory of Little Bondon, dio Lincoln (Little Bowden?), with W. Freman — Patron, as above.
1368 (10th Dec.) John Godwyn, Priest, on resignation of W. Sewale — Patron as above. (1380, John Godwyn, parson of the church of Colwick, had pardon of his outlawry for not appearing to render to William de Willesthorpe, John Larke, and Amicia, widow of Robert Barker, the will of the said Robert).
1409 Robert Poule, Priest, on resignation of J. Godwyn — Patron, Johanna, widow of Sir Richard Biron, Knight.
1413 John, son of William Maggeson de Estwell, by exchange of rectory of Stilton (Hants) with R. Poule — Patron as above.
1420 William Henrison, by exchange of vicarage of Wirkesworth (Derbys.), with J. Maggeson — Patron, Master John Southam, Canon of Lincoln, Peter de la Pole, and John Kyghley.
1437 Thurston Percivall, Chaplain, vacant — Patron, William Bothe, Clerk, Sir Robert Bothe, Knight, and Seth de Worley feoffees of Sir John Byron, Knight.
? date Richard Pendilton
1487/8 (12th Feb.) John Holme, on death of R. Pendilton — Patron, Sir John Byron, Knight.
1496 William Preston Priest, on death of J. Holme — Patron, Dame Alicia Byron.
1509 William Alrede — Patron, J Byron.
1519/20 (30th Jan.) William Martyne, Priest, on death of W. Alrede — Patron, Dame Johanna Clifton, widow, John Biron. Still rector in 1535.
1558/9 (20th Feb.) Christopher Sinderby, on death of last incumbent, no patron given.
1562 Oliver Heywode, Priest, on death of last incumbent — Patron, Sir John Byron, Knight, Vicar of St. Mary’s, Nottingham from 1554—69. (Oliver Heywode was ejected in 1569 as vicar of Colwick for contumacy as to the observance of the Protestant Injunctions)
1569 (17th Jun.) John Chetham, on deprivation of O. Heywode — Patron, Sir John Byron.
1569 (Nov.) William Aldridge or Aldred, on death of J. Chetham — Patron as above. Possibly vicar of Ruddington, 1572/3. Buried 11 Dec. 1627. (1616, William Aldridge, was indicted for the wrongful dismissal of a servant)
1627/8 (15th Mar.) Robert Theobalds, on death of W. Aldridge — Patron, Sir John Byron, K.B. Cambridge M.A., Scholar from Westminster, Deacon and Priest, Master of Nottingham Free School, 1616 — 27. Buried 23 June 1643.
By 1650 Isaac Abraham. Probably Cambridge B.A. Priest 1624
  Samuel Coates, member Nottingham Presbyter Classic, 1656. Ejected after Restoration. Buried 27 Oct. 1659, at St. Mary’s, Nottingham.
1662 (26th Mar.) Charles Parry — Patron, John Musters. A “Frenchman” called to preach at Stanton—on—the—Wolds, ordained by Nottingham Presbyter Classic, 15th July 1659. Priest 24 July 1660, by Bishop Chichester. Curate Adbolton, 1663—80. Buried 2 Sept., 1680 in the Chancel of Old Colwick Church, his son and wife were also buried in the chancel.
1680 (20th Dec.) John Stokes, on death of C. Parry — Patron, John Musters. MA. possibly Oxford. Deacon 1679, Priest 1680, Rector of West Bridgford, 1717—23. Buried 25 Feb 1723.
1723 (4th Oct.) Thomas Rose, on death of J. Stokes — Patron, Mundy Musters, Son of Richard Rose, Clerk, of Derby. Cambridge M.A., Deacon. 1714, Priest 1717. Vicar of Colston Bassett 1721—64 Rector of West Bridgford 1749—64. Buried there 16 Mar 1764
1749 (8th Nov.) John Gage, on cession of T. Rose — Patron as above. Son of John Gage, of Bentley, Sussex. Born 1711, Cambridge M.A. Deacon and Priest 1738, Vicar of Rowston 1760, Rector of West Bridgford 1764—70. Drowned in River Trent 14 Jan 1770. Buried at St Nicholas, Nottingham.
1770 (12th Mar.) William Thompson, on death of J. Gage — Patron, John Musters Deacon 1764, Priest 1766, Curate of Colwick 1768—70. Rector of West Bridgford 1770—1803. J.P. Notts. 1793—1803. Died 4th May 1803, aged 61. Memorial on wall of ruined Old Church.
1803 (27th Oct.) Peter Thoroton, on death of W. Thompson — Patron as above. Born 1763. Cambridge L.L.B. Deacon 1768, Priest 1787, Rector of Screveton 1788—1801. Ashby with Oby and Thirne 1800—3, West Bridgford 1803—17, Prebend of Wolverhampton. Died 15 Nov 1817, at Ramsgate, Buried there.
1818 (30th Jan) Levett Edward Thoroton, on death of P. Thoroton — Patron as above. Son of Thomas Thoroton of Screveton. Born 8 Sept 1789. Cambridge B.A., Rector of Ingoldmells 1815—17, West Bridgford 1818—31, Rowley 1831—52. Died at Brighton 1852.
1834 (1st Mar.) William (Musters Chaworth) Musters, on cession of L. E. Thoroton Patron, as above. Son of John Musters, of Annesley. Oxford B.A. Deacon 1833, Played cricket for Notts. Died 16 Oct 1870 in Scotland. Buried in Old Churchyard, as is wife Harriet.
1860 (21st May) William James Mellor, on resignation of W.M.C. Musters — Patron, John Chaworth Musters, of Annesley, Son of Major James Mellor of Madras, India, Cambridge B.A., Deacon 1857, Priest 1858, Vicar Rodmersham 1874—96. Died 4 Dec 1899, in London.
1874 (4th Dec.) Henry Alexander R.N., on cession of W. J. Mellor — Patron, as above. Cambridge, no degree, Deacon 1852, Priest 1853, Chaplain R.N. 1854—9, Vicar Shelford 1859—74. Died 24 July 1896, aged 70. Buried in Old Churchyard.
1896 (1st Dec.) Henry Duckett, on death of H. Alexander — Patron, Horatio David Davies of Wateringbury Place, Kent. Son of Edward Duckett of Quadring. Born 13 Aug 1846. Cambridge M.A., Deacon 1871, Priest 1872, Died 15 Mar 1902 aged 56. Buried in Old Churchyard, as is his wife Ellen
1902 (29th Jul) William Bannington Curran, on death of H. Duckett — Patron, Sir H. D. Davies, K.C.M.G., M.P. Born 11 June 1838, Kingston, Ontario. IL.A., Deacon 1861, Priest 1862, Incumbent Montreal 1864—99,    Canon Niagara 1878—99, Chaplain Algiers 1899—1902. Died Sept. 15 1908. Buried in Old Churchyard
1908 Walter Sidney Hildesley, on death of W. B. Curran — Patron as above. Deacon 1885, Priest 1888, Curate and Incumbent, Scotland 1886-99, Prominent Freemason. Died 5 May 1943, aged 81. Buried in Old Church Yard, with wife Henrietta.
1943 – 1946 No Rector.
1946 (2nd April) W T P Wheeler. Patron – trustees of late Sir H D Davies
1950 Albert Edward Lewis, on cession of W. T. P. Wheeler — Patron, Trustees of trustees of late Sir H D Davies.