St Andrew's

Curry Rivel

 

Bertram Bromley Guy

 

G W Saunders MA
Died 12 November 1970

 

The North Chapel is the oldest part of the church and contains late 13th century and early 14th century work.

In the North wall are 6 recesses with a central group of three.  The large tomb contain the bones of a woman, probably those of Sabina Revel who died 1254, wife of Henry de Lorty.  She was the last of the great family from which the village takes its name, and probably the builder of the chapel during her lifetime as an addition to the Saxon church.

In the floor are slate slabs of 17th and 18th century commemorating members of the Speke, Trevilian, Jennings and Powell famies.  Unfortunately most of these have carpet and/or funiture over them.

Rectors
1257 - Stephen
1266 - Walter Daubeney
1284 - Henry of Somerset
1308 - Nicholas Gaillard
1336 - John of Middelney
1347 - Thomas atte Cross
1349 - Richard de Chaddesleigh
1350 - Richard de Chaddesleigh
1381 - John
1384 - Richard Sparri
1392 - John Toly

Vicars
1391 - Roger Sygar
1411 - John Bonvalet
1412 - John Luffenham
1423 - John Gotter
1424 - Nicholas Lightfote alia Sydenham
1444 - John Spore
1470 - John Smyth
1483 - Thomas Wade
1483 - John Raynold
1524 - William Staverton
1556 - Ralph Laisse
1577 - John Wygwood?

Vicars
1577 - Edmund Stanley
1578 - John Welshe
1593 - Richard Bettye
1600 - Thomas Travers
1630 - Edmund Baker
1632 - Richard Hayward
1642 - John Darby
1666 - Stephen Mann
1686 - James Strong
1694 - John Miller
1697 - Thomas Alford
1709 - John Blake
1753 - William Speke
1771 - Samuel Alford
1799 - James Sedgewick
1834 - Hugh Speke
1857 - Henry Roberts
1864 - Charles Speke-Mules
1892 - William Kirby
1905 - Hugh Speke
1910 - George Saunders
1917 - Philip Unwin
1922 - Berbert Aldworth
1924 - Frederick Speke
1934 - Howard Maude-Roxby

Vicars
1959 - William McNair
1962 - Eric Burt
1972 - Walter Hislop
1973 - Norman Gee


Rectors
1980 - John Simpson
1987 - Kenneth Pillar
1989 - Philip Lambert
2002 - Jennifer Langdown

 

Mrs Johanna Alford of Farrington in the County
of Berks, gave by her will, the sum of twenty
pounds every year for ever, to ten families of
the second poor, residing, and inhabiting, within
this parish, to be distributed each year, between
Michaelmass and Christmass, by the Minister, and
churchwardens.

Mrs Barthya Atwood, widow of Rich John Atwood,
late of St James's Street London, whose remains
are deposited in this chancel gave by her will
100 pounds Wch. with the addition of ten pounds 15

shills from the Poor's Stock was laid out in
the purchase of 200 pound three pr. cent consolidated
annuities the interest of wch. stock is to be
laid out in bread and distributed to the poor
on Christmass Day, and New Years Day, for ever.

George Salway Gent. of Bristol left by will to
the Minister and Churchwardens of Curry Rivell
fifty pounds, the interest of it to be distributed
in bread annually to the poor of the parish, with
this sum, and 3p 2s 6p taken from the Poor Rate,
50 pounds stock was purchased in the 3 per cent consols