Posted by Rita J on March 12, 1998 at 19:51:26:
I've been lurking for some time now, but this is my first post so forgive me if I'm making mistakes and if this subject has already been covered.
Getting to my question...I don't understand how a man (I assume there were few/none female preachers then) became a clergyman in Jane Austen's time. For example, Edward Ferrars just gets a parish from Colonel Brandon. What were his qualifications? Did you just "get a call from the Lord" and then become a member of the clergy? Are there any web sites, or do any of you, have information on the subject?
Thanks so much, Rita J
- Yet another question... Rita J 12:50:08 3/15/98 (6)
- Earnings Captain Everett 21:54:23 3/15/98 (5)
- The whole 1803 table of estimated populations and family incomes The Mysterious H.C. 12:05:53 3/20/98 (1)
- Thanks, I was just considering entering all that data myself*nfm Captain Everett 11:59:22 3/21/98 (0)
- all those £ Caroline 13:27:40 3/16/98 (2)
- Figures reinterpreted Captain Everett 20:27:15 3/17/98 (1)
- Thank you, Captain Everett. This is great info. Very helpful. nfm Rita J 20:18:21 3/19/98 (0)
- Hi! Caroline 20:52:40 3/12/98 (4)
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