To be hold as long as he lives
Posted by Constanza on January 05, 1998 at 13:24:24:
In response to Henry=clergyman, written by Haley on January 02, 1998 at 15:21:46
After reading four books by Trollope, I think I figured that out:
Clergymen are not supposed to earn a salary, so the Church of England provides them with an estate to be hold for their lives (a living). The right to appoint a parson for a certain living may rest with a landowner (in this case the General) or the Government.
In this case the elder Tilney and his heirs will inherit the right to appoint a new parson when Henry dies. Meanwhile, the estate is Henry's.
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