Rev. John Angier was appointed by Charles II in 1663. He was educated at Cambridge, from where he was expelled, and went to America, where, in spite of his wildness, he took his M.A. degree at Harvard. He married in America and, returning to England, was appointed by the Presbyterian Classis to minister at Ringley, though not without some misgiving because of his previous conduct. From Ringley he came to Deane. Some serious complaint was made against him, and; rather than risk suspension, he resigned the living in 1672.
Throughout the Commonwealth and during the vicariates of Tilsley and Angier, the leading families of the parish were little heard of.