The Revd Thomas Francis Twigge became Vicar of Tickhill in
1784 and stayed in post until 1821 to become one of St Mary's
longest serving incumbents. Exploring his family connections
revealed two factors.
He married Martha Beridge, widow of Dr John Beridge of
Derby, step brother of the Revd Basil Bury Beridge
the tenant of
Castle for many years. The
Revd Twigge's mother, Frances, was the youngest sister of
Francis Ferand Foljambe who owned the living of St Mary's. F F
Foljambe thus appointed his nephew to be Vicar of St Mary's in a
clear act of nepotism, repeating a previous appointment of the
Revd Twigge to be Vicar of another Foljambe living at St
Nicholas Church, South Kelsey, Lincolnshire.
The Foljambe family continued to have the right to appoint
Tickhill's vicars until 1921.