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From: "G Morris" <>
Subject: Tillingham, Vicars and Malaria aka brick wall
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 06:58:09 -0000
Many of you will know this already but from a fascinating article by Angela
Green in the Essex Archaeology & History News, I found the following very
The Essex coastal marshes were very unhealthy in the 17c when many clergy
died from the effects of the ague (malaria). When people came out of their
upland parishes to live in the marshes usually they lived barely a year.
Many incumbents had to explain to the Bishop why they employed a curate to
carry out their work. The curate was usually a local born person seasoned to
Ofcourse the article goes into much depth with full refs at the end and
further reading but it would be plagiarism(?) to repeat any more.
This would explain several marriages and early deaths in many coastal
----- Original Message -----
From: "Noel Clark"
> The Dean and Chapter of St. Pauls were the Patrons of the Living of
> Tillingham, i.e. had the right to nominate the incumbent of the parish.
> In the case of Tillingham St. Nicholas, the Living was a vicarage.
> Just because your Rev. PEACOCKE was the incumbent of Tillingham does not
> mean that he lived there. It was quite often the case that the incumbent
> lived elsewhere and made only infrequent visits to the parish; in such
> cases the incumbent appointed a curate to do all the "dirty work" for
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Blair
> I have a letter (very faded) which tells of a PEACOCKE who was granted
> 'Living ............of Tillingham while in Dublin by the Dean and
> Chapter of
> St. Pauls, London. Year not known.
> Can anyone shed any light on what the 'Living........' part refers to?
> Many thanks in advance
> Ron Blair