c. 1523. JAMES OLDAM.
In his will1 dated 1
October 1523 he describes himself as "preste of Smalehithe yn the
parishe of Tentreden." The above Robert Idley was one of the
executors. The will proved2 at Ashford
on November 9th by Sir Richard Raye and others, when the inventory of
his goods shows they were valued at 57s. 4d., the Archdeacon's fee being
c. 1520-1523. SIR RICHARD RAYE.
Mentioned in a will of 1520 and also by the above James
Oldam as Sir Richard Raye, preste.
c. 1523-1525. SIR RICHARD LONDE OR LUNDE.
In a will of 1523 as Sr Richard Londe, preest of Smalhith,
and in an Ad'mon of 1524 as D'ns Rici Lunde, Cap':.
c. 1527-1533. SIR THOMAS CRAYKE.
In wills of these dates as D'ns Thome Crake Capni and Sr
Thomas Crayke, preeste.
c. 1538. JOHN FULLER.
At a visitation, September 24th, 1538, Cap' D'ns Jo:
c. 1547 PETER HALL.
Witness to wills dated 1546-7. In 1549 he was stated to
have performed certain services at smalhith "onely by the licens of
the Vicceror Curat of Tenterdyn." He was also Rector of Newenden
where he died in 1566.
c. 1553. THOMAS SAWKYNS.
At the second visitation of Archdeacon Edmund Cranmer held
in 1553, there appeared for Smalehith: Curatus d'ns Thomas Sawkyns,
together with Jo: Clache, churchwarden, and Stephen Frod, parishioner.
c. 1557. JAMES GLATHOS.
At the visitation of Archdeacon Harpsfield, September 2nd,
1557, it is recorded (in Latin)3
"There is a chapel of Smalleth annexed to the same Vicarage (i.e.
of Tenterden) Sir James Glathos, a Frenchman, curate there, and to
appear on Tuesday after the feast of St. Michael."
c. 1571-73. HENRY STAFFORD.
Described in the Tenterden register as "Henrie
Stafforde, Reader of Smalhith." According to Hasted he became Vicar
of New Romney in 1586 and died in 1606.
1 Archdeaconry Wills, A. 16, 53.
2 Archdeaconry Act Book, 5, fol. 48.
3 "Est capella de Smalleth eid' annex
Vicar' Dus Jacobus Glathos, gallus, curat ibide' and compend die Martis
post festu ' Michaelis." (Harpsfield's Visitation, fol. 131).