Vicars and Curates of Steep church and parish

Vicars and Curates of Steep church and parish

Previously, Steep was a dependent chapelry of East Meon from the 12thcentury until 1867

Vicars of East Meon and Steep

From 12thcentury until 1867

The list below from the wall tablet in Steep Church:

  • 1283 Robert de Camera
  •          Thomas of Brayles
  • 1287 J of St Austel
  • 1300 William of Bedewinde
  • 1304 Roger Belamain
  •          Richard of Wardyngton
  • 1319 Rigauld Justin
  • 1340 Geoffrey of Upton
  • 1341 John Ace
  • 1361 Edmund of Ludespade
  • 1366 John Symond
  • 1376 Robert Wolvele
  •          John
  • 1410 Thomas Smythe
  • 1411 John Brydport
  •          Peter Burgh
  • 1449 William Compton
  •           alias Sherier
  • 1450 William Elys
  • 1462 William Betson
  • 1474 Hugh Frankysch
  •          John Aleyn
  • 1486 William Chippenham
  • 1502 William Edwards
  • 1522 John Fawne
  • 1522 Thomas Whitmore
  • 1527 John Helliar
  • 1537 John Simpson
  • 1543 Robert Warde
  • 1559 Edward Banks
  • 1563 John Fielder
  • 1606 Andrew Priors
  • 1612 Robert Moore
  • 1641 John Shritley
  • 1649 Richard Downes
  • 1674 Richard Downes
  • 1710 John Downes
  • 1733 Lubbridge Woods
  • 1763 Andrew Lewis Boisdaune
  • 1788 John Scally
  • 1795 John Docker
  • 1826 Thomas Cooke Kemp

The List below is from a 1950 Compendium by T.A.M. in church archives:

Curates of Steep 1643 – 1868 (this information is stated by T.A.M. as coming from entries in the church registers)

  • 1643 Ri Compton
  • 1644 Robert Maunder
  • 1644 Benjamin Burnand
  • ? Andrew Woods, Clerk & Registrar Dec 1653
  • ? John Cole, Clerk & Registrar 28thFeb 1669
  • ? Robert Pogrod, Clerk & Registrar 16thDec 1673
  • 1717 Thos. Lithgow
  • 1754 Jas. Downes
  • 1766 John Street
  • 1779? Stephen Street
  • 1772 Thos. Trodd
  • 1789 Jas Duncan
  • 1793 Jas Cookson
  • 1813 John Whicher (Minister of Petersfield)
  • 1821 – 5 Thomas Howes
  • 1824 – 6 W. Wilkinson
  • 1826 – 31 G.E. Hollest
  • 1831 T.P. Maurice (officiating)
  • 1832 – 3 E. Green (officiating)
  • 1837 – 48 Edmund Docker
  • 1849 – 51 Thos R. Brownrigg (officg)
  • 1864 Thos Floud
  • 1865 W.H. Hawker

On 20thDecember 1867 by order in council Steep became a parish

Vicars of Steep since 1867 (as noted from the wall tablet near the north door in Steep church)

  • 1868 William Henry Hawker
  • 1874 Samuel Blackburne
  • 1880 Francis Wheler Randall Mason
  • 1894 Edward Lavallin Puxley
  • 1904 Herbert Peto Betts
  • 1922 Edward Rouviere Day
  • 1930 Norman Murray Livingstone
  • 1955 Douglas William Heathcock
  • 1957 Douglas John Snelgar
  • 1993 David Michael Pine
  • 2001 Paul Alan Kennedy
  • 2009 John Edward Owen

At the top of the tablet of vicars’ names is the following motto:

“Christum scire est omnium scire” (Christ knows all there is to know)

Below: Canon John Owen, vicar of Steep 2019

 

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