Edmund vs. Dr. Grant
Posted by Kathy F. on September 24, 1997 at 08:04:13:
In response to Livings, written by Patricia on September 17, 1997 at 00:26:02
] I'm continuing my inquiry from P&P2BB. If the living was the clergyman's job+clergyman's income through tithing, which makes perfect sense, then why was it more economical for Sir Thomas to give the Mansfield living to Dr. Grant rather than Edmund? Did Sir Thomas receive some sort of payment from Dr. Grant or the Church of England that would not be available if Edmund had recieved the Mansfield living?
Just mho (since I don't understand livings much--just what I've learned by reading JA, and these Boards), but I think that the reason it had to go to Dr. Grant was that somebody *had* to take the living (because of Tom's extravagance--don't ask me how that worked--maybe if there wasn't a preacher then the people didn't pay tithes, and then Sir Thomas wouldn't have the extra income he was counting on?), and Edmund was too young, and had not taken orders yet.
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