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Offline AY

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Explanation of "advowson"
« on: Wednesday 11 April 07 00:03 BST (UK) »
I do not understand the meaning of "advowson" in reference to a parish or church.  For instance, what is meant in the phrase, ". . . had the right of advowson . . ." and then the name of a church or parish.  I looked up the definition, but I'm still bewildered. Can someone explain this to me?

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Re: Explanation of "advowson"
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 April 07 00:14 BST (UK) »
"Advowson The right of nomination or presentation to an ecclesiastical benefice. An advowson is held by a patron, who may he an individual or institution, clerical or secular. The patron presents the candidate to the appropriate Bishop for institution and induction, though the nomination may he refused. An advowson is a form  of property which may he bought, sold or given away and is subject to civil law.  An advowson appendant  is one annexed to a manor or estate, an advowson in gross is in the gift of an individual."

From what I can understand it's a right to appoint someone to a church but it still needs the approval of the Bishop and it can be passed down.

"In the year 1555 Rich granted the advowson to Queen Mary, and on her death it was inherited by Queen Elizabeth; who in 1560 regranted it "
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Re: Explanation of "advowson"
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 April 07 12:42 BST (UK) »
Only adding to what madpants has said in that the person to hold the advowson is known as an advowee.

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Re: Explanation of "advowson"
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 April 07 12:49 BST (UK) »
Presumably Mr BENNET was thinking of Mr DARCY as an "advowee" when he wrote to Mr COLLINS:
"Console Lady Catherine as well as you can. But, if I were you, I would stand by the nephew. He has more to give."

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Re: Explanation of "advowson"
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 April 07 13:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the explanations.