Posted by Caroline on March 12, 1998 at 20:52:40:
In response to Clergy, written by Rita J on March 12, 1998 at 19:51:26
Hi Rita! Welcome to the Life and Times Board!
I'll attempt to answer your question, but it's going to be a bit vague because it's off the top of my head and I 'm not sure where I got it from.
To be a clergyman required being accepted and approved by the Bishop's Council. This involved an examination of some kind, but it doesn't seem to have been much of a big deal, to be frank, and usually took just a few months. Once qualified,the said clergyman was entitled to seek a post.Most large landowners, Bishops and Lords had the hereditary power to appoint whomsoever they wished to the post they controlled, and these posts (or livings) were often bought and sold, or saved for the benefit of relatives.
Col. Brandon had the power to appoint to the living of Delaford, and wasn't greedy enough to sell it to the highest bidder. Instead gave it to
someone who had been recommended to him as a good man- Edward Ferrars.
- Disposing of the living Constanza 14:53:58 3/16/98 (0)
- And... Helen 12:41:56 3/15/98 (0)
- Preahers Captain Everett 02:14:59 3/15/98 (0)
- Thanks for the Welcome, Caroline! Rita J 22:16:37 3/12/98 (0)
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