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Image from page 172 of "Parish priests and their people in the Middle Ages in England" (1898)

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Title: Parish priests and their people in the Middle Ages in England

Year: 1898 (1890s)

Authors: Cutts, Edward Lewes, 1824-1901

Subjects: Clergy -- England Great Britain -- Church history 1066-1485 Great Britain -- Social life and customs 1066-1485

Publisher: London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge New York: E. & J.B. Young

Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library

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rdained—Acolytes 421 Sub-deacons 204, of whom 71 were regulars.Deacons 326 ,, 96 ,,Priests 271 ,, 44 ,, 1222 211 In 1510 II, there were— Acolytes 298, of whom 17 were regulars.Sub-deacons 296 ,, 51 ,,Deacons 248 ,, 41 ,, Priests 265 ,, 173 ,, 1107 282 In the first year of the episcopate of Bishop Stapledon of Exeter,viz. from December 21, 1308, to September 20, 1309, there wereordained 539 to the first tonsure, 438 acolytes, 104 sub-deacons, 177deacons, 169 priests. In the year from March 22, 1314, to December 20, 1315, there wereordained 75 to the first tonsure, 71 acolytes, 44 sub-deacons, 50deacons, 66 priests. t In 1281 the Pope dispensed an acolyte, whose left little fingerhad been shortened while a child by an unskilful surgeon, to hold abenefice notwithstanding the defect (Calendar of Papal Registers,M90« Jacob Lowe and Sampson Meverall, base born, and GodfreyEly, blind of one eye, were dispensed by the Pope for ordination { Register of Smyth, Bishop of Lichfield, p. 175).


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ORDINATION OF A DEACON. FROM A PRINTED PONTIFICAL {471 f. 2),A.D. I.S20. p. 146 ORDINA TION. 147 given on institution for one years study, to Alex-ander de Verdon, Rector of Biddulph, Roger Bagod,Rector of Alvechurch, Nicholas de Aylesbury, Rectorof Pattingham, Roger Fitzherbert, Rector of Norbury,and Richard Birchal, Vicar of Tattenhill. In thesame month Richard Touchet, Rector of Middlevvick,and Simon Touchet, of Mackworth, were sent tocollege for two years, and Walter de Fordinghay,Rector of Mackworth, for three years. In 1309,William de Draco, a youth of fifteen, was, at thePopes instance, licensed to hold a benefice, and ConradHomerschilt, a German, Rector of Filingley, got fiveyears leave of studious absence.* We will assume that the typical parish priest—whose parentage and education at school and uni-versity we have seen, and whose fortunes we arefollowing—passed with credit the bishops exami-nation, was ordained without having need to putin a dispensation for canonical im


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