28 Apr: 1736. Let a License pass, the oath of
obedience to the Vicar of Tenterden being first administered pursuant to
the ordinance of Archbp Warham.
He appears to have personally performed the duty until
about 1745 when the Bishop of London1
appointed him to the rectory of St. Catherine Coleman, Fenchurch Street,
E.C., which he held till his decease in 1774, but he retained this
chaplaincy till 1766. On his departure the services were again performed
by curates, including GEORGE ADAMS, B.A., 1747-49; RICHARD MOORE,
1750-59; DANIEL CHADSLEY, LL.B., 1760-66.
1766-1812. THOMAS MORPHETT, M.A.
Sometimes Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. D. 1764. P.
1765. He had been Curate of Tenterden since 1764, and was now nominated
to this chaplaincy by Sir Edward Knatchbull, Bart., one of the Members
of Parliament for Kent, probably by reason of his holding land in
Smallhythe. A John Knatchbull held land there in 1608 and the lands
occupied by his descendants were stated to have been at or near a place
called "Pikehill" (now known as Pickhill) on the road from
Tenterden to Smallhythe. Mr. Morphett was licensed "to perform the
office of Chaplain in the Chapel of Smallhithe" August 20th, 1766.
He was also Vicar of Rolvenden and Rector of Newenden, and died 1812.
1812-1861. THOMAS CURTEIS, M.A.,
Jesus College, Cambridge, B.A. 1810. Clare Hall, M.A. 1813.
Ordained Deacon and licensed to the curacy of Rolvenden June 9th, 1811;
ordained Priest September 12th, 1812, on being nominated to Smallhythe.
He had been chosen by the householders (twenty-eight signatures) on
August 2nd, 1812, and in 1831 succeeded his uncle, the Rev. Thomas
Sackville Curteis, as Rector and Vicar of Sevenoaks, where he died
August 2nd, 1861. During his non-residence the services were performed
by various curates including J. BEALE, 1812; J.J. MONYPENNY, 1825-26;
ROBERT TWIGG, M.A., 1834; THOMAS MILLES, B.A., 1847-51; and others.
1861-1864. ALFRED HENRY ROXBURGH, M.A.
D. 1850. P. 1852. M.A. 1853. Elected Chaplain on Sunday,
September 8th, 1861, but owing to not obtaining his license and other
causes, was frequently absent, and occasionally no services were
performed. Early in 1864 the Feoffees felt obliged to secure assistance
and accordingly invited the Rev. John Pughe, Rector of Newenden, to
supply the services, paying him thirty shillings each Sunday so long as
required. In December of the same year Roxburgh resigned and went to
1 Edmund Gibson, Bishop of