Finmere Church from Trade Directories
Source: Trade Directories
Most cite that the church is partly rebuilt, of mixed architecture and in good repair.
1847POST. Living is a rectory, gift of Duke of Buckingham, value £346 per annum. Rev William Jocelyn Palmer MA of Mixbury incumbent. Rev Vyggle Wood, curate.
1852GARD. Rev. Palmer. Church valued in Kings Books at £8 9s 4½d and returned at £126 6s 4½d. Gross income £346.
1853LASC. Rev. Palmer. Mr Gabriel Palmer, Clerk and Sexton. Service 11am and 3pm.
1854BILL. Gift of John Walker Esq., value £346. Rev John Frederick Walker is incumbent.
1863DUTT. Gift of John Walker Esq., value £350. Rev FJ Walker, Rector. John Trafford, Sexton and Parish Clerk.
1864POST. Register dates from 1579. Value £345. Gift of Rev. Frederick John Walker MA of Magdelen College, Oxford who is also the incumbent. Trafford is Clerk.
1867MELV. Gift of John Walker Esq. Rev JF Walker is incumbent.
1874CAST. Rev S Ashwell, Rector. Value £350.
1876MERV. Gift of W Ashwell Esq., value £400. Rev. Seymour Ashwell is Rector.
1877HARV. Gift of W Ashwell held by Rev. Seymour Ashwell of Christ Church, Oxford. Value £550. Parish Clerk, John Paxton.
1887KELL. 200 sittings, 150 free. Value £370. Rev Seymour Ashwell. Parish Clerk Emmanuel Horwood.
1891KELL. Parish Clerk Emmanuel Horwood. Value £370.
1895KELL. Parish Clerk Emmanuel Horwood. Value £370.
1899KELL. Rev. Seymour Ashwell has held since 1866. Parish Clerk Emmanuel Horwood. Value £340.
1907KELL. Seymour Ashwell 1866-1901. Memorial window 1902. Value £340. In the gift of the trustees of the late Rev. S Ashwell MA and held since 1902 by Rev Henry Trower MA of Jesus College, Cambridge. Parish Clerk Emmanuel Horwood.
1911KELL. Rev Henry Trower MA of Jesus College, Cambridge. Parish Clerk Emmanuel Horwood.
1924KELL. Value £480 with residence. Parish Clerk John Merrick. Rev. George Dangerfield MA of Worcester College, Oxford since 1919.
1928KELL. Value £500. Parish Clerk J Merrick.
1931KELL. Value £500. Parish Clerk J Merrick.
1935KELL. Living with Mixbury annexed. Jointly £612. in the gift of the representatives of the late Rev. S Ashwell, who have three turns, and the Bishop of Oxford who has one turn. Held since 1935 by Rev Alfred Wheeler of Cuddesdon College who resides at Mixbury.
1939KELL. As above, value £536.