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From: "Edna & Ken" <>
Subject: Legal Term
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 16:45:29 -0500
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Thank you Lauren for replying. It doesn't say whether Robt. Blake was a
Clergyman or a Lawyer but must have been a highly respected person in the
community. I'm doing an indexing project with the book "Washfield" and it
is mentioned on pg. 11. There was a dispute on the heirship of Beauchamp,
Washfield. England at that time was Catholic -- its main religion, at that
Edna - Ottawa
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauren Brown" <>
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: Legal Term
> I would assume it refers to the selection/appointment of one Robert Blake,
> who would have been a clergyman, to the clerical post or "living" that
> with the Beauchamp estate.
> It seems that the patrons mentioned were designated to oversee the
> financing and/or control of that post due to some dissolution of the
> or maybe a division or other disposition to the heirs.
> But if England was Catholic at this time....I am a bit puzzled. This type
> thing I see more in Restoration times.
> It's a good off-list topic.
> :)Lauren Wright Brown
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Edna & Ken" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 9:15 PM
> Subject: Legal Term
> > Hi there,
> > I was wondering if someone could explain a term for me please:
> > "Before this time and owing to the splitting up of the Beauchamp estate
> and the joint heirships, no less than six patrons appointed Robert Blake
> the living in 1415."
> > What does "appointed...to the living" mean?
> > Thank you,
> > Edna - Ottawa
> > Merry Christmas!
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