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1500 -1501 William Marshall - Vicar of South Grantham
1501 -1506 Richard Day - Vicar of South Grantham
1506 Simon Leveret, rich Grantham mercer, gave his best beast to St. Wulfram's
1506 -1515 Roger Thurley
1510 £13.6s.8d given by Henry & Richard Curteys to the chapel of St. Mary to pay a priest as schoolmaster
1511 -1519 John Elton - Vicar of North Grantham
1515 -1516 John Edmund - Vicar of South Grantham
1516 -1550 Richard Sheppard - Vicar of South Grantham
1519 -1535 John Dent - Vicar of North Grantham
1519 -1519 William Pickenham or Packenham - Vicar of North Grantham
1530 Under Henry VIII's measures, most chantry chapels destroyed. Six priests were granted pensions as redundancy payments.
1535 -1548 John Wilkinson - Vicar of North Grantham
1540 Effects of Reformation gradually spread through the country.
1548 banishing of images and statues - Not all parishioners welcomed the changes!
1548 -1552 John Clarke - Vicar of North Grantham
1550 -1552 William Rede - Vicar of South Grantham
1550 Book of Common Prayer slow to be accepted


1503 1503 Princess Margaret stayed at Grantham House on her way to Scotland to become Queen. Her grand-daughter was Mary Queen of Scots. More info
1528 Grammar School re-founded by Bishop Fox, endowed with the revenues of two chantries
1538 Franciscan friary dissolved
1540 Wealthy merchants, but widespread poverty
1540 Population of Grantham grew to 1500
1541 Grantham included in a list of "decayed towns"


1509 -1547 Henry VIII
1519 Magellan's first voyage round the world.
1520 -1600 Move to Protestantism developing in Northern Europe.
1521 Martin Luther - influential German theologian, excommunicated for defying the Pope
1526 Tyndale's translation of the Bible admitted into England
1530 Spinning wheel invented in Germany
1534 Henry VIII, partly for personal reasons, split from Church of Rome and established himself ‘Supreme Head of Church of England’
1536 -1540 Dissolution of the Monasteries – lands and wealth claimed by the King
1539 Parishes required to record births, marriages and deaths
1547 -1553 Edward VI - a protestant
1549 Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury wrote Book of Common Prayer.
1549 Act of Uniformity - banned Catholic Mass and demanded removal of all idols and images from churches.
1550 Conrad Gesner began Historia Animalium, the basis of natural history - a volume is in the Trigge Library
1550 English, not Latin, to be used in church services


Henry VIII Crowned 1509 Died 1547 1534 Creation of the Church of England Tudor
Edward VI Crowned 1547 Died 1553 1549 Introduction of Book of Common Prayer Tudor