A priest whose name is not now known was installed by Geoffrey de Manville
Carshalton, which had been five manors under King Edward the Confessor, was given by William the Conqueror as one manor to Geoffrey de Mandeville; the Lord of the Manor probably had the right to select clergy for the local church.
12th year of the reign of King Henry II, that is, 19th Dec 1165 to 18th Dec 1166
Pharamus de Boulogne transferred the advowson (the right to choose a priest) for Carshalton to Merton Priory. Priors of Merton were "Rector" of Carshalton until the Priory was dissolved.
Alanus Presbyter was priest, having been installed by Faramus de Boulogne.
Hugo de Kersawelton was priest, having been installed by Merton Priory.
Walter Capellanus was priest, having been installed by Merton Priory
Roger de Patrikesburn was priest, having been installed by Merton Priory.
18 June 1301
William de Hatferd
28 May 1306
William de Hovingham was installed, having been appointed by Edward I on 5 May 1306
15 June 1309
Walter de Walsokne
24 May 1330
24 Feb. 1346
William de Middleton (priested 22 Sep 1347)
6 May 1354
Roger de Sileby (or Dalby)
5 July 1361
18 August 1361
Richard de Gretton, appointed by Edward III
11 Dec. 1377
Peter de Estrodeham (alias Chekyn)
5 May 1385
Peter Barbour or Barbon (until 1392)
20 April 1391
Nicholas Asser (until 1394)
27 Feb. 1394 or 27 Feb. 1395
John Gernays or Gervays, appointed by John de Uvedale (until 1395)
4 June 1395
19 May 1397
John Barbour of Milton Kaynes
5 May 1400
Nicholas Vyrly, appointed by Henry IV (until 3 August 1408)
3 August 1408
12 November 1409
John Aynulph, MA
5 Feb. 1411 or 1427
Henry Bynne (or Lynne) (until 1452)
Peter Barron (until 1472)
12 Jan. 1453
John Clerk (until 1472)
no record of an appointment
8 July 1459
10 July 1472
John Persburgge (or Percebrigg) (died 1474)
1 Sept. 1474
John Leeke, released from Erdebury Priory, Warwickshire by papal bull of Pope Alexander VI in order to take up a parish appointment.
A replica of a tomb fragment in the Lady Chapel shows Walter Gaynesford, Chaplain, who died on 10 May 1493, in mass vestments.
2 Dec. 1527 or
3 Dec. 1527
Edmund Haltman (until 1536)
11 Oct. 1536
Miles Braithwaite MA (the last vicar appointed by Merton Priory) (until 1543)
After the Dissolution of Merton Priory in 1538 (or perhaps 1540) King Edward VI had the advowson (the right to choose a priest) until 1552; then it was bought and sold privately until 1961. All of the owners except royalty were related to Nicholas Gaynesford, buried in the Lady Chapel.
17 July 1543
John Bayly (appointed by Henry VIII, resigned with effect from January 1549 when the first Book of Common Prayer was introduced)
20 Feb. 1549
Robert Brinknell (or Richard Brinknell, appointed by Edward VI)
1 April 1552 or
1 April 1549
Thomas Abbott MA, appointed by Sir William Goringe (until 1553)
2 June 1553
Roger Norwode BA appointed by Sir William Goringe (until 1554)
9 May 1554
Richard Redworth MA (or Redworthe), appointed by Sir William Goringe
2 June 1568
Randulph or Ranulph Becket, appointed by John Fromond
24 Sept. 1568
Robert Eston, appointed by John Fromond.
29 April 1569
Daniel Edwards, appointed by John Fromond (died 1571)
15 Feb. 1572
John ap Peers, a Welshman from Flintshire, appointed by John Fromond.
26 Feb. 1613
Peter Dawson or Danson MA, appointed by Mrs Sanchia Byne, Mrs Elizabeth Palmer and Mrs Susan Mowne, who moved in 1618 to become Vicar of Camberwell in place of his uncle who had died.
1 May 1620
William Quelche BD, appointed by Edward Blower; his memorial in the Lady Chapel says he was "a certain Fryer some times Vicar of this place" up to his death on 10 April 1654.
no entries for which Revd William Quelch wrote a fulsome apology on 10 March 1651; this was a time of great upheaval and in 1644 Parliament branded Revd Peter Dawson (above) a malignant papist and royalist, and removed him from his living.
William Parkes, appointed by Charles Burton
12 Oct. 1661
Isaac Cowper, appointed by Henry Byne I, possibly not a priest but installed temporarily
21 Oct. 1674
Thomas Bradley MA DD, whose monument is in the south aisle, appointed by the Henry Byne I who refused to vow allegiance to William of Orange; Thomas therefore refused too, and was expelled from the living in 1689.
16 Dec. 1690
John Nelme BA, appointed to both Beddington and Carshalton by his father-in-law Henry Byne II, who was the last Lay Rector of Carshalton; Henry then gave the vicars half of the rectorial tithes which enabled them to become the kind of Rector we know today.
15 Nov. 1703
William Hillier or Hollier BA MA, appointed by Henry Byne II
5 Dec. 1738
Edmund Lodge BA MA, appointed by Henry Byne II who was made rector as part of the settlement of a property dispute with the Byne family; he left Carshalton in 1759 when he was promoted to Archdeacon.
6 June 1759
Robert Gilbert MA DD, appointed by Ann and Henry Byne II (died 30 November 1776)
William Rose MA, FRS, appointed by Joseph Rose, died 1829 and commemorated in the Lady Chapel.
27 August 1829
Charles Cator MA BD, appointed by John Cator imprisoned for debt and forced to resign in 1835
15 July 1835
William Hardy Vernon MA, appointed by John Cator, but his cousin Revd Charles Cator was still officially Rector, so perhaps William was Vicar (until 1845)
26 June 1845
William Albemarle B. Cator MA appointed by Albemarle Cator, highly regarded, despite his repetitive services, for his generous spirit and excellent sermons; he was commemorated in 1894 by a new chancel east window; his uncle the Revd Charles Cator was still officially Rector in 1849, so perhaps William was Vicar. Bishop Anthony Thorold of Rochester visited Carshalton on 15th July 1881 and wrote that the Rector was "a queer odd tempered man, yet not without good humour, and manageable if dextrously handled, is under the impression his parish is one of the best worked in the diocese ... I can't help liking him..."
26 June 1845
Lord Victor A Seymour MA, b.1859 fourth son of the 5th Marquess of Hertford, married Elizabeth Cator; he was keen on ecumenism and (controversially) Reservation of the Blessed Sacrament; d.1935, commemorated in:
a Lady Chapel wall monument, commemorating the donation of...
...the Lady Chapel window stained glass,
a family dedication in the Lady Chapel east window,
the Lady Chapel reredos,
and (previously) in the name of a local school (now part of Harris Academy).
George P Trevelyan
George Bower Vaux MA (until 1919)
William Robert Corbould: b. 1880, an extreme anglo-catholic (servers' nickname "Bob")
1958–31 Jan. 2001
Leigh Cameron Edwards MA b. 1917 (servers' nickname "Taffy")
The right to choose a priest for the parish was given by the owner to the Bishops of Southwark
27 Sept. 2001 – 16 July 2017
John Charles Thewlis BA PhD b.1949, who described himself as "an historian" and played the organ at about 25% of the services
3 Nov 2019
David Stephen Fisher BTh (Oxon) SCP (formerlly Canon Precentor of Bangor Cathedral; licensed first as Priest-in-Charge 13 September 2018)