List of Rectors

LIst of Rectors and Clergy in Charge of York, York-Hampton, and Grace Churches since 1697

 

1686 - 1701?

Stephen Fouace [York Parish]

1701 -

James Slater (Sclater, Slaughter) [York, Hampton, and Charles Parishes]

1704-1712

Arthur Tillyard [York, Hampton, and York-Hampton Parishes]

1714 -

Benjamin Goodwin

1722 - 1749

Frances Fontaine

1749 - 1777

John Camm
Joseph Davenport, Jr? [Charles Parish, service at York-Hampton is speculative]

1785

Robert Andrews

1786? - 1789

Samuel Sheild

1792 - 1794

James Henderson [Charles Parish]
Scott ? [mentioned by Bishop Meade in Old Churches, Ministers and Families]
Brockenbrough ? [see note above]
Hugh Nelson [lay minister, along with others]

1847 - 1849

Charles E. Minnigerode

1849 - 1852

Edward Withers
Thomas Ambler
F.M. Burch

1875 - 1907

Lyman B. Wharton [College of William and Mary]

1877 - 1883

Alexander Hundley [first year as a deacon]

1884

Alexander Overby [rector of Bruton Parish]

1887 - 1913

William Byrd Lee [rector of Abingdon and Ware Parishes]

1899 - 1901

Floyd Kurtz

1913 - 1923

E. Ruffin Jones [rector of Bruton Parish]

1923 - 1930

W.A.R. Goodwin [rector of Bruton Parish]

1927 - 1930

John B. Benley [curate, then rector]

1930 - 1932

William Laird

1933 - 1936

Col. Alfred A. Pruden [retired U.S. Army chaplain]

1937 - 1940

John Letcher Showell

1940 - 1952

Francis H. Graighill [rector of Bruton Parish]

1940 - 1942

George P. LeBarr [vicar]

1942 - 1946

Alfred L. Alley [vicar]

1946 - 1949

Robert S.S. Whitman [vicar]

1940 - 1950

George L. Barton, III [lay vicar]

1951 - 1956

Cornelius A. Zabriskie [first as lay vicar; rector after ordination in 1953]

1957 - 1964

Gordon B. Davis

1964 - 1971

John D. Alfriend, Jr.

1972 - 1975

Philip G. Porcher, Jr.

1976 - 1988

Claude S. Turner, Jr.

1988 - 1989

Donald D. Dunn [interim rector]

1989 - present

Carleton B. Bakkum

 

 

Note: from 1790 until 1953, it appears that all clergy serving at York-Hampton/Grace had primary duties elsewhere. They were part-time, not fully funded by the parish, and generally not resident in Yorktown. These ministers were ably supported and assisted by generations of lay people.

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