Quoting Peter Likeman
"Henry Hatch was installed at St Nicks in 1831 and the last entry in the Registers bearing his signature is 29/9/1845 thereafter most of the marriage and burial certificates are signed by W.H.Vernon who calls himself Curate. However, an interesting finding, the first time that Vernon signed the Register (1/7/1844) he signs himself Rector of Carshalton, the next time as "officiating minister " and thereafter as "curate". The last time that Vernon signed the register is 13/5/1861"
William Hardy Vernon M.A. was Rector of Carshalton from 1835 to 1845.
Source: All Saints Parsh Church Carshalton, An Illustrated Short History of the Church by HV Molesworth Roberts, 1966
"I remember reading that St Nicholas was "sequestered" sometime in the 19th century due to some misbehaviour of the Rector (Hatch) and that the Borough Librarian (1960's) had done some research and found out what it was all about but no trace of his findings has been found."
When George Sanders Sanders (1774–1846), the portrait painter died one of the executors of his will was his nephew William Hardy Vernon, of the rectory, Sutton, Surrey. Vernon was apparently also a also a modeller of gems and seals.