St James Church, Thrapston
|1221||William de Dunington|
|1247||Robert Basset||From a family of Norman settlers|
|1288||William de Ellesworth|
|1322||William de Glatton|
|1361||John de Carleton|
|1365||Phillip de Nassington|
|1379||Henry de Petlyng|
|1458||William Thoresby||Yorkshire family, which included John, Archbishop of York|
|1472||John Mesant LL.B|
|1536||Thomas Small||Deprived 1554 – declined allegiance to the Pope.|
|1557||Christopher Malton MA||Became Rector Sywell 1560|
|1566||John Sudlow||Also Rector of Twywell in 1568|
|1573||William Culson||Described in 1576 as “Non-conformist”|
|1579||Edmund Massie||Protestant, member of Kettering Presbyterian Group|
|1628||Henry Willis MA, BD||Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge|
|1632||Thomas Holt||Fellow of St John’s College|
|1659||Thomas Tarry||Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge|
|1662||Thomas Medbury MA||Previously Rector of Islip|
|1709||William Foster MA|
|1789||Septimus Hodson MB||See notes below|
|1828||William Greenwood MA|
|1837||William Salmon Bagshaw MA||See notes below|
|1883||Septimus Kingsford MA||See notes below|
|1914||Basil Wilberforce Stohert|
|1917||Henry Edward Fitzherbert|
|1923||Alfred Girdleston Bagshaw||Grandson of William Salmon Bagshaw|
|1929||William Howard Tomkins Russell MA||Died of pneumonia, 1941|
|1942||Ralph Stenlake Mundy MA|
|1950||Charles Arthur Bender|
|1957||John Edward Clifton Dakin|
|2009||Charles D Jefferson|
Septimus Hodson MA
Septimus was born in Yorkshire in 1786, and died in London on 12 December 1833. He helped the poor of the parish in many ways, including distributing food and clothing.
William Salmon Bagshaw MA
William was born in Warwickshire in November 1795 and died in Thrapston in March 1883. He employed architect Donthorn in 1836/37 to redesign the mid 18th century Rectory into the stone building that exists today.
Septimus Kingsford MA
Septimus, prior to arriving in Thrapston he was Chaplain at the British Embassy in St Petersburg, and Tutor to some of the Russian Royal family. Soon after arriving in Thrapston he employed London architect Jackson with regard to a complete restoration of the church.
This list is an extract from “Thrapston Parish Church – An Historical Guidebook” by Andrew Daunton-Fear.
More information can be found in the Church.