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This list is made from entries found on the website 'British History Online/Cogges Church', and also from the transcription made in 1974 by Brigadier Goadby taken from the Oxfordshire Family History Society fiche of Cogges Parish Registers.
The list is rather patchy in the earlier years.
Entries after 1974 have been inserted by Gill Curwood in 2005.
The early priests seem to have been chaplains appointed, after 1103, by the priors. Eton College later appointed chaplains, sometimes called perpetual vicars and perpetual curates.
“The living is a Perpetual Curacy and although the incumbent is known by courtesy as Vicar, curates are only licensed and not instituted. In this diocese licences are only recorded from the end of the 18th century. This list is complied from internal evidence in the Registers, and ignores Ministers who appear to be officiating temporarily.” F R L Goadby.
|About 1220||Henry, Chaplain of Cogges|
|Between 1220 and 1232||Benedict of St Edmund, Chaplain|
|1232 / 1233||Herbert de Findon|
|1526||Master John Ward or Clark||In his will dated 1545 he asked to be buried in Cogges Churchyard.|
|1558||Andrew Partington||Also Vicar of Ast-hall.|
|1658||John (or James) Parkinson||Also Curate of South Leigh by 1663.|
|1666||Dr Francis Gregory||One of many informal incumbents. He was a school master at Witney.|
|1754 / 1757||Charles Hall||John Hall 3 times in 1755.|
|1757 / 1760||James Harris|
|1762 / 1810||George Seele||Signs up to 1783, recorded in Diocesan pp in 1792 – held Cogges in plurality with Hailey (1762) & North Leigh (1753). He was also a schoolmaster at Witney Grammar school.|
|Charles Hoskins||Assistant to George Seele.|
|1779 / 1808||William Collins|
|1810 / 1856||Thomas Andrews||Not resident in parish.|
|1808 / 1833||Thomas Cripps||Thomas Andrews signs twice.|
|1834 / 1836||Henry Gregory||Master at Witney Grammar School.|
|1856 / 1862||James Bandinel|
|1862 / 1868||Aris Henry Nourse||Also Curate of Standlake.|
|1868 / 1870||Alexander Stewart|
|1870||Charles Alleyene Anstey|
|1873||James Payne||Purchased advowson from Eton.|
|1884 / 1914||Edward James Undy Payne|
|1914 / 1932||Robert William Hudgell|
|1932 / 1951||Edmund Ramsey Spence|
|1960 / 1977||Lawrence Howard Cole|
|1977 / 1984||Robin Alan Leaver||Priest-in-Charge.|
|1984 / 1988||Ian Scott Holdsworth||Priest-in-Charge.|
|1990 / 2001||Stephen Lyn Bessent|
|2002 / 2012||Andrew Sweeney|
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