(7) WILLIAM BRODELE, who was
Rector of Eynsford, was admitted to this benefice in July 1351, but he
retained it not long.
(8) WILLIAM HEGHTRESBURY, "Professor of the Sacred
Page," a man especially learned in Holy Scripture, was instituted
to Ickham in October 1354. He was a Canon of Sarum, and also Canon of
Wimelingwold in Wingham Collegiate Church. Some of the parishioners were
subtracted from and detained parts of his tithes, so that in November
1359 the Provost of Wingham, John Severleye, received from Archbishop
Islip a commission to inquire into the matter. Heghtresbury died here in
1372, having been Chancellor of Oxford in the previous year. By his will
(in Archbishop's Whittlesey's register, fol. 126b) he bequeathed several
books and vestments to Ickham Church, wherein he was buried.
(9) JOHN COLTHORP of Denford, in Lincoln diocese, was
instituted in November 1372, but in less than four years he exchanged
(10) WALTER DE FORYNDON (or FARNDON), Rector of Whitchurch,
then in the diocese of Lincoln, who was admitted to this benefice on
June 27, 1376. After holding it for ten years he exchanged with
(11) WILLIAM BLANKPAYN, Rector of Orset,
whose name seems to mean White-bread, or Whitbread.
He was instituted on the 15th of September 1386, having already, for
some years, held a Canon's stall at Wingham. He, like his predecessor
Heghtresbury, was learned in the Scriptures, "Professor of the
(12) PHILIP ROGGERS, who was Archbishop Courtenay's
crossbearer, succeeded to this benefice on the 3rd of June 1390. How
long he held it we do not discover. It is not probable that he retained
it for forty-two years; nevertheless we know not the name of any other
rector until 1432.
(13) RICHARD VINCENT was instituted by Archbishop Chicheley,
May 22, 1432; he was also a Canon of Wingham. He retained this rectory
for forty-one years, and died in 1473.
(14) NICHOLAS BULFYNCH, in Decretis Baccalaureus,
who had for a few months already been a Canon of Wingham, was admitted
to Ickham by Archbishop Bourgchier on the 5th of Nov. 1473. He retained
this benefice for nearly fifteen years, and then he effected an exchange
(15) JOHN HERVY, another learned lawyer, in Dec. Bac.,
who was Rector of St. Michael in Crooked Lane, London. This