Lords of the Manor - The Myllets and Lanes
The first notable Lord of the Manor of Perivale was Geoffrey de Mandeville, a powerful Norman Baron who came to England with William the Conqueror and was rewarded with 118 Lordships or manors, including Greenford Parva (later Perivale). Subsequently the manor was inherited through his descendants for the next 230 years, and it seems highly likely that one of them built the church. In the early 14th century, the advowson passed to Edward II who passed it on to Walter Langton in 1307. Thereafter it passed through various hands, including Sir Henry de Beaumont (1313), and descendants, until Thomas Charlton bought it in 1387. From thence it passed through Henry Collet in 1490 to Sir Humphrey Brown in 1521, and his grandson, Roger Townsend, sold the manor to Henry Myllet in 1566.
Their daughter, Elizabeth, married John Lane, died in 1655, and also has a fine memorial. Thereafter the Patronage passed to Thomas Lane, (1582-1652), the brother of John, who is commemorated by another fine memorial in the chancel. He was an eminent lawyer and politician who was called to the bar in 1610, and an MP for Wycombe at various times between 1625 and 1648, in the troubled period of conflict between the Parliament and King Charles I. He supported the parliamentary cause, but was ejected under 'Pride's Purge' in 1648. He presumably witnessed the execution of the king in 1649. He died in 1652 and was buried in the church.