Wardens of Sackville College

There are a number of sources for the names and dates of the Wardens of Sackville College. “The History of East Grinstead by Wallace H. Hills” on page 103 gives details up to 1893 and also includes names of some of the Assistant Wardens. R.H. Wood in his “Short Account of Sackville College” takes the list up to 1968. The manuscript of Wood’s “History of Sackville College” is available at the East Grinstead Library and in the study at Sackville College. In this document he gives more details about the Wardens.

List of Wardens

  1. Anthony Felton
  2. John Shelley
  3. William Vargis 1638-1646
  4. The Rev. Reyner Herman 1646-1656
  5. George Parkyns 1657-1663
  6. William Prannell
  7. William Bushey 1663-1677
  8. John Cutteford 1677-1680
  9. Rev. Thomas Grice 1680-1684
  10. Richard Jux 1684-1685
  11. Rev. Thomas Hardmett 1685-1685
  12. Rev. Thomas Winterbottom 1685-1716
  13. John Millington 1716-1732
  14. John Bright 1733-1751
  15. William Wood 1751-1772
  16. George Knight 1772-1813
  17. Thomas Palmer 1813-1844
  18. Rev. John Mason Neale 1846-1866
  19. William Hooper Attree 1866-1872
  20. Dr. John Henry Rogers, M.D. 1872-1879
  21. Dr. George Covey, M.R.C.8. Eng., L.S.A., 1879-1893
  22. Dr. James Harrison 1893-1908
  23. William Claude Johnson 1909-1909
  24. Frank Hill 1909-1928
  25. Lt. General Sir George Fletcher MacMunn, KCB, KCSI, DSO, Legion of Honour 1929-1952
  26. Sir Harry Chapman Sinderson, Pasha, KBE, CMG 1952-1969
  27. Peter Williams, DSC 1969-1981
  28. Major General D.A.D.J. Bethell 1981-1988
  29. Derek V. Chislett 1988-1996
  30. The Hon. David Russell 1996-2002
  31. Graham Gaisburgh-Watkyn 2003-2017
  32. Rosalind Crowther 2018-