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Notable people featuring in the history of Clippesby

The successsion of rectors from 1320 - 1997

Clippesby Family brasses copy

This 1813 engraving of a mediaeval memorial brass in the chancel of Clippesby Church is by John Sell Cotman.

It shows John Clippesby (d.1594) and Julian his wife; baby son William deceased (in shroud)

Three daughters Audry, Francis and Julian.

Shields: Clippesby impaling

(top) Jerningham, Woodhouse

(below) Knightly, Ellis, Spelman, Paston


Rev'd Alfred Rivett in the pulpit of Clippesby

Church  (1897 - 1918)

Rev'd Henry J. Muskett and his wife (1860 - 1897)

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Rev'd Harry Woodfield


Rev'd Graham Snell and his wife

Ruby (1957)

Rev'd Robin Elphick


Rev'd Kenneth Newton

with his wife Mona  (1985)

Rev'd Peter Paine (1992)


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Tribte to Rev'd Kenneth Newton on his retirement


Rev'd Kenneth Newton in the

pulpit of Clippesby Church

The Pallynges


Canon Bernard

Milner Pickering

Rector of Clippesby

(1931 - 1934)

This individual may not have been notable, but he/she would certainly have featured in the history of Clippesby and the church in Mediaeval times

(Discovered during the restoration work, September 2015)

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Ernest (Jimmy) Leggett, 1919 ~ 2001

whose childhood was spent in Clippesby and  who wrote about it and his wartime experiences so evocatively in "A Boyhood in the Fleggs" (extracts here).  Later Treasurer at St. Peter's Church.  Member of the Dunkirk Veterans and editor of their journal. Jimmy always sounded the Last Post for us at Remembrance services.

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Rev'd Christopher Cousins  (1990~1992)

Capture Jeanette & Andy

Rev'd Jeanette Crafer

& husband Andy

Mediaeval skeleton Revd. William Sinnett Davies & wife, Winifred,Daphne, Chris & Helen at Oby Rectory 1938 Revd.William Sinnett Davies 2

Rev'd William Sinnett Davies and his family at Oby Rectory, 1938

Rev'd William Sinnett Davies   (1935)