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The Guardians' Roll


Guardians' Roll The Roll of the College of the Guardians of Our Lady of Walsingham: signed by all full Guardians on election, starting with Fr Patten.

Five of the early Guardians never signed. Lord Halifax was too old to visit Walsingham, but it is puzzling why some of the others did not sign, especially Bishop O'Rorke, who was often at the Shrine even after his move to the west country. Bishop Huddleston was a full Guardian for only a few months before becoming Bishop of Masasi, when he resigned: he remained an Honorary Guardian for 28 years.

There are four columns: when the first three were used up a fourth was started on the extreme left, headed by Fr Philip North (2000) and ending, at the time of photographing, with Bishop Lindsay Urwin OGS (2006). Stephen Morris, Fr Graeme Rowlands and Fr Howard Stoker have since signed on their elections.

 

Below is a copy of the list kept with the Roll for reference, using surnames only:

Patten
Lingwood
Fynes-Clinton
Lury
Kingdon
Vernon
Long
Bowker
Prideaux
Shaw
Whitby
Baverstock
Maclagan
Adderley [later Norton sen]
Milner
Maryon-Wilson
Deakin
Argyll
Banson
Pinchard
Twisaday
Raynes
Wodehouse
Upcott
Lambert
END OF COLUMN 1
Stephenson
Gill
Crusha
Maitland [Lauderdale]
Husbands
Bennett
Chamberlin
Morris
Oswald [Wells]
Barwell
Sayer
Anderson
Morley
Davison
Charles Smith
Norton [jun]
Allen
Braithwaite
Carter
Carefull
Fellows
Dixon
Diamond
END OF COLUMN 2
Hope
Gainford
Weston
Whitehead
Gummer
Hanson
Stanley Smith
Colven
Lloyd
Cobb
Channon
Klyberg
King
Charlton
Ashman
Gribben
Warner
Downing
Garden
Marlow
Sheehy

Holdridge
Mantle

END OF COLUMN 3
North
Booth
Mitcham
Kevin Smith
Jarrett
Ward
Baker
Urwin
Morris
Rowlands
Stoker
END OF COLUMN 4