c. 1576-1580. ROBERT FOWLE.
Officiated here for a few years but was presented in 1576
and 1580 on account of uncertainty as to being properly licensed.
"We p'sente that one Robert ffowle doth usually read the Comon
prayre in the Chappell of Smalled wth in the Libertyes of Tenterden but
whether the same Robert be lycensed so to do we knowe not." On
September 22nd, 1580 he was summoned to appear in Court but failed to do
so and was pronounced contumacious. Sentence was deferred till the feast
of St. Andrew next.1
c. 1589-1590. WILLIAM RAYNOLDES.
He was also presented2 in
the following terms: "Wee p'sent Willyam Raynoldes for reading and
saying of Comon prayer within the Chappell of Smalhed beeing unlycensed
for anye thing wee knowe. Hee saith that his letters of orders is uppon
the files in yowr Cowrte." He was summoned three times to appear
but failed to do so; penalty reserved. The last entry is dated 5 April
1590 when he was excommunicated in Tenterden Church by George Elye, the
c. 1592-1593. WILLIAM RANDALL als BOYDELL.
Also presented "for that he read service in Smalled
chapell this last somer uppon a Sundaye beinge as we have hearde an
excoicat person and no mynister." This is dated 14 December 1592,
and on February 25th following he, too, was excommunicated by the Vicar
c. 1599-1600. ——— ROGERS.
"Wee certifie unto this Courte that there hath byn of
late a comon reporte that one Mr Rogers hath usuallie read comon prayer
in a Chappell at Smalhead wthout aucthoritie in writinge for any thinge
that wee knowe." The matter was before the Court November 29th,
1599, and February 26th following.4
c. 1600-1608. HUGH PRICE, M.A.
B.A. of Oriel Coll: 1597, and M.A. at St edmund Hall,5
At the visitation held September 11th, 1607, it is recorded
under Tenterden: "Curatus apud Smalhead Cappella annex ad
Tenterden, Mr Hugo Price artiu' magr'." The will6
of Alice Parker of Smalehed dated 25 Aug. 1608 was proved 26 January
following "coram M'ro Hugone Price, clico, Curato de Smalhed pdict
substito sive comissionar in hac p'te Venlis Viro Georgii Newman, legu'
d'coris etc." He is also named in wills from 1600.
1 Archdeacon's Visitations, Vol.
1577-82, fol. 92.
2 ibid., Vol. 1582-90, part 2, fol.
3 ibid., Vol. 1590-92, fol. 148.
4 ibid., Vol. 1596-1600, fol. 226.
5 Foster's Alumni, Vol. III,
1500-1714, p. 1204.
6 Archdeaconry Wills, A.58, 108.