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Annesley

Arthur Annesly was the vicar of Chewton Mendip from 28th March 1764 until his death in July 1792. Like John Culliford before him, he was appointed by George III because of the mental illness of William Kingsmill. He was probably  related to the Earl of Anglesey who had the same name. He is an example of the kind of figure that would be more common in the Victorian era. The wealthy parish priest who was not seeking to improve his social standing bur was not seeing a career in the church  or government hierarchy either.
 He is the kind of person who would have required better accommodation than a medieval or Tudor house that the farmer/vicars were used to. The 1794 map shows a vicarage in Lower Street which he probably inhabited. Letters written by Dororthy Kingsmill (nee Mogg) in 1817 describe that a house, which was probably the house he lived in, needed repair.
 Arthur Annesley died in office and was followed, briefly, by David Williams in 1792 who was replaced by John Stephens in 1793.
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