|Crockford's Clerical Directory - Roger
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A Historical Record of Church of England Vicars and Curates
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(1850 Clergy List), 1865, 1870s, 1880s, (1881 Clergy List), 1892, (1908 Church Directory), 1910, 1918, 1927, 1930, 1932, (1936, 1937, 1944 Supplement, Church Directory), 1950, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1999
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Crockfords Clerical Directories contain detailed alphabetical entries for
all the 'Church of England' Vicars working in
those years, with a list of previous appointments
and years, theological college attended (as
known) along with current address and earnings
(fees etc.) and any relevent publications.
Numerous other lists: by Parish and Cathedrals.
Many overseas vicars and missionaries attached to the Church of England are also listed for some
The Clergy List 1850 and 1881 gives a simple alphabetical list of clergy and their post
for that year only. Also a list of benefices gives more details: year started in that post,
who was the curate, patron, value of post and population. List of the Clergy in Ireland(1881). Private Patronage and value.
The Church Directory and Almanack 1908,1936,1937, (plus Supplement 1944 limited to movements and Obituary 1943-4) gives almost as much information as
Crockfords but much abbreviated.
I am unable to answer questions about current / very recent vicars as my copyright permission does not allow for this.
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sent as an attachment to an email as a jpg file, named using the vicars's name and the volume date.
Some of the more difficult abbreviations may also be expanded to make the entry understandable.
3. Sometimes additional information can be found
in other books in my collection, a school record, or if you are
researching your family history, the vicar's address at various
times may be important to you. (additional cost of two pounds UK .. total £10 an entry )
4. Sample entries and Crockford's abbreviations
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Examples of the entries from the directories,
The abbreviations they use are listed below.
COCKRILL, John. T.C.D. B.A. 1916, Div.
Test. 1917, M.A. d 1917, p 1918 Oss. C. of
Abbeyleix 1917-21 ; v Cho. of Arm. Cathl. and C. of
Arm. 1921-24: C-in-c. of Sixmilecross w Dunmoyle,
Dio. Arm. 1924-28; I. from 1928. (Net Inc. 400 l
and Ho.) Rectory, Sixmilecross, Co. Tyrone.
|COCKS, Edward George. - Lon.
Coll, of Div.
1888. Univ. Coll. Dur. 1890. 1st cl. Prelim.T.E.
1890. T.D. 1922. Hon. C.F. 1925. d 1891 Gibr.
for Roch. p 1892 Roch. C. of St. Paul, Penge, 1891-
93; Asst. Chap. Rosario de Santa Fé, Argentine
Repub. 1893-95; V. of H. Trin. Lomas-de-Zarnora,
Buenos Aires, 1895-1900; C. of St. Andr. Plymouth,
1901-02; V. of St. Jo. Bapt. Devonport, 1902-09;
P.C. of St. Geo. E. Stonehouse, 1909-22; C.T.A.
1903-25; V. of Cornwood, Dio. Ex. from 1922. (P,
Bp ; T.R.C. 384l; Q.A.B. 31; Eccles. Comm.
Fees 3 l; Gross Inc. 579l, Net 522 l
and Ho; Pop.
994.) Surr. from 1918; R.D. of Plympton from 1928.
Vicarage, Cornwood, S. Devon.
Note:There are no R.C. priests here
or Methodist Ministers because this is published for the Church of England.
Map to show The
Dioceses of England & Wales - 1932
Key: Dio - Diocese, Conv. - Conventional, I - Incumbent, V or
v - Vicar, w - with, Actg. - Acting, R - Rector, Ch. Ch. - Christ
Church, C in c.- Curate in charge, Proc - Proctor, C - Curate,
Miss - Mission, Surr - Surrogate, T.E. - Theological Examination,
R.D. - Rural Dean, C.F. - Chaplain to the Forces, Gothic P -
patron, Gothic F - formerly.
A page list of abbreviations as used in the 1865
edition (image 80KB)
Any other shortened words may be found in the abbreviations
for 1932 (text)
Abbreviations in the 1968 volume 1968 Abbreviations
Too late for publication movement list, 1932
This information can be added to the 1932 entry sent in
the look-up service above
Crockford's Clerical Directory 1932
This list is taken from the supplement added to the back of a
Crockfords for 1932 and includes all those who changed their
positions after the main work (2021 pages) had been printed. As
there is another list for Ordinations (not reproduced here) it
means that all these people should be represented in the main
work along with thousands of others not listed here. Some of
these clerics had been working since the 1890s.
This list should be of interest to family historians, family
history, church history, and some still living may still remember
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