The following biographies of clerics who have served at St James the Great, Thorley, have been extracted from Alumni Oxonienses : The Members of the University of Oxford 1500-1886, compiled by Joseph Foster and published in eight volumes.
B.A. 15 July 1520, one of these names rector of Thorley, Herts, 1528, etc. See Foster's Index Ecclesiasticus.
Edmund Brycote (Bricotte)
Minorite ; B.D. 28 June, 1526, D.D. 18 July 1530, canon of St Paul's 1554-65, rector of Thorley, Herts, 1545, of Willey or Weeley, Essex, 1547-8, and of Much Hadham 1548, died in 1562. See Foster's Index Ecclesiasticus & Fasti, i. 83.
S. Robert; B.A. from CHRIST'S COLL., Cambridge, 1628-9, M.A. 1632, B.D. 1639, D.D. per Literas Regias 2 Aug., 1660, incorporated 10 July, 1663, chaplain to Dr. Juxon, archbishop of Canterbury, archdeacon of Middlesex 1660, rector of St. Margarets, New Fish Street, London, 1640, and of Thorley, Herts, 1640, until ejected, restored 1660; licenced 21 Sept., 1640, to marry Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Juxon, of Chichester; canon residentiary of St. Paul's 1660, and canon of Chichester 1660, rector of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, 1660-2, of Hollingbourn, Kent, 1661, of Much Hadham, Herts, 1662, and of Lambeth 1662; died 22 Nov., 1668. See Lansdowne MS. 986, f. 122 ; Foster's Index Eccl.; London Marriage Licences, ed. Foster; Fasti, ii. 267; & St. Paul's S. R. 34.
S. Thomas, S.T.D. and dean of Canterbury. HART HALL, matric. 10 May, 1662, aged 16; scholar CORPUS CHRISTI Coll. 1663. B.A. 15 March. 1665-6, M.A. 1669, fellow 1672, B.D. 1677, D.D. 1681, president of his college 1687-1714; incorporated at Cambridge 1690; perhaps admitted to Gray's Inn 1671, and vicar of Milton next Sittingboume, Kent, 1672-95; rector of Thorley, Herts., 1680-9, and of Fulham. Middlesex, 1688, archdeacon of Essex 1680, canon of Ely 1686, canon 1682, and chantor of St Paul's 1690, until he died 29 or 30 April, 1714 ; buried in the college chapel, will at Oxford, proved 18 Oct. 1715: brother of William 1662. See Ath. iv. 619 ; Fasti, ii. 387; Rawl, ii. 28 ; Gulch, i. 404 ; Lansdowne MS. 987, f. 362; & Foster's Index Eccl.
Arm. NEW COLL., matric. 15 June, 1657; B.A. 1660, M.A. 1664, incorp. at Cambridge 1669 (son of Sir Thomas, of Stoughton Grange, baronet), vicar of Sawbridgeworth, Herts, 1673, and of Great Dunmow, Essex, 1678, canon of St. Paul's 1681, rector of Thorley, Herts, 1690, died at Great Dunmow 15 Jan., 1710, aged 71. See Foster's Index.
S. Edmund, Bishop of London. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 15 Oct., 1733, aged 16 ; B.A. 1737, M.A. 1740, B. & D.D. 1751, brother of Edward 1730, George 1733, and of Robert 1739.
S. Leonard, of Hawlings, co. Lancaster, pleb. BRASENOSE COLL., matric, 11 April 1729, aged 18 ; B.A. 1742, M.A. 1759.
Of TRINITY COLL., Cambridge, LL.B. 1758, s. John, of St. Martin's, Westminster, cler. Incorp. from CHRIST CHURCH 13 Nov., 1767, aged 34; D.C.L. 18 Jan., 1774, rector of St. Mary, Newington, Surrey, until 1782, of Thorley, Hens, 1777, of South Weald, Essex, 1782-93, and of Albury, Suffolk, prebendary of Gloucester, bishop of St. David's 1788-93, of Rochester 1793-1802, of St. Asaph's 1802, until his death 4 Oct., 1806.
Thomas Henry Lowth
Born at Chilbolton, Hants. s. Robert, bishop of Oxford. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 14 Jan., 1772, aged 18: gold medalist for Latin verse, Winchester, 1770, fellow of New Coll., preb. of Chichester 1778.
S. Daniel of Dean, co. Southampton, gent. MERTON COLL., matric. 28 March 1757, aged 19; B.A. 1760, M.A. 1763, archdeacon of Middlesex and rector of St. Anne's, Soho, died unmarried.
S. Thomas of London, cler. ORIEL COLL. matric. 16 Jan. 1739-40, aged 17; B.A. 13 March, 1743-4, M.A. (by diploma) 23 June 1759, B. & D.D. from NEW COLL., 1768, curate of Chelsea, rector of Tunworth, head-master at Winchester 1766-93, vicar of Shalfield, Wilts, 1768, preb. of Winchester 1788, rector of Thorley, Herts. 1782, of Easton 1788, of Upham 1792, and of Wickham, Hants, where he died 23 Feb. 1800. See Gent.'s Mag., 1800, i. 287.
S. John, of Hunton, Kent, cler. MAGDALEN HALL., matric. 13 Feb., 1790, aged 21 ; vicar of Takeley, Essex, 1804, until his death 21 Jan., 1837.
John Mathias Procter
2s. Edward of Macclesfield, Cheshire, arm. TRINITY COLL., matric 12 June 1854, aged 18, B.A. 1858: fellow JESUS COLL. 1859-65, M.A. 1861, vicar of Barkingside and Aldborough Hatch, Essex, 1864-78, rector of Laindon, Essex, 1878-83, hon. Canon St. Alban's, 1882, rector of Thorley, Herts, 1883.
John Edward Ingleby Procter
1s. John M. of Aldborough Hatch, Essex, cler. NEW COLL. matric. 16 Jan. 1885, aged 19.
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