Follow the following links for detailed information about the Vicars of Hungerford between 1148 and 1681, written by Norman Hidden.
Chronological List of all known Vicars of Hungerford:
1148–c1160 Ralph (Presbyter de Hungerford, witness to a grant of land from John de Folga to the Knights Templars, c1194)
1301–1302+ Walter Job
1355–1361+ Thomas de Hungerford
? –1368 William Lovedore
1368–1381 Ralph de Baston
1381–1389 John Hognorton
1389 Thomas Shirburn
1390–1403 Hugh Werston (Wreston)
1403–1420+ Robert Napper
Ante 1433 Nicholas Rychere
1433 John Skillyngton
Ante 1447 William Knight
1447 John Howden
1447–1458 Thomas Acton
1458 Baldwyn Hyde
1463–1464+ Richard Berde
1475–1487 Thomas Holme
1499–1505+ Thomas Whitemore
1524 John Hakett
1547 Hugh Byrdman
1551–1554 Edward Toogood
1554–1557 Edward Beckett
1557 Hugh Bidname
1559–1562 John Clement
1562- 1591 Edward Brouker
1591- 1602 William Brouker
1602- 1641 John Wirrrall
1641–1662 John Clarke (Presbyterian put in by Cromwellian party)
1662–1670 William Hinwood
1671–1673 George Farewell
1673–1678 Robert Abbot
1678–1679 Thomas Bennett (also Vicar of Steventon; author in Lilly's Grammar, Oxon, 1673; buried Hungerford, August 1681)
1679–1681 Elias Carteret
1681–1725 Joseph Wells M.A. (died 3rd Jan 1726, aged 71. Buried Hungerford)
1725-1731 James Barclay
1731–1738 George Hawkins
1738–1766 Thomas Baker M.A. (Died 24th Oct 1765 aged 54 yrs)
1766–1793 John Clarke M.A.
1793–1798 Henry William Majendie D.D. (Lord Bishop of Bangor, and Canon Residentiary of St Paul's, from which he was empowered to hold the See of Chester, being translated to Bangor in 1809. His father (a German divine) held an appointment in the Royal Household of King George III and Queen Charlotte. His son (also Rev H.W. Majendie) was many years Vicar of Speen. He died 9th July 1830).
1798–1818 John Bostock M.A.
1818–1866 William Cookson M.A. (Also Vicar of Broad Hinton, Wilts from 1835)
1866–1894 Joseph Ball Anstice (Rural Dean of Newbury)
1895–1900 William Arthur Gordon Gray, M.A.
1900–1908 H.A. Sealy M.A.
1909–1924 William Edward Thomas "Tom" Gray, M.A.
Rev Tom Gray, Vicar 1909-1924. He was an active member of the Hungerford Volunteer Fire Brigade, rising to the most senior rank of captain, and skilfully managed to combine his 'dog-collar' with his fireman's uniform! The Reverend William Edward Thomas Seccombe Gray was always known as Tom. He was was much involved in the community life of the town. He was a very popular man and a keen sportsman, fishing and shooting being his special interests. Indeed he wrote a book on fishing under the pen-name 'Silver Devon' entitled 'Leaves from an Angler's Notebook'.
1924–1953 Harold Wardley King M.A.
1954–1974 Kenneth Tagg A.K.C.
1975–1983: Richard Kingsbury BA Hons.
1984–1989: David Salt A.K.C.
1990- 2015: Andrew Sawyer A.K.C.
Retirement of Rev Andrew Sawyer, 24th May 2015 (Photos by Tony Bartlett)
2016-present: Mike Saunders (and his wife Alison)
- Vicars of St Lawrence, Hungerford 1148-1381, by Norman Hidden
- Vicars of St Lawrence, Hungerford 1381-1558, by Norman Hidden
- Vicars of St Lawrence, Hungerford 1559-1640, by Norman Hidden
- Vicars of St Lawrence, Hungerford 1641-1681, by Norman Hidden