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What does Patron mean in the Church of England Records
« on: Thursday 08 August 13 17:08 BST (UK) »
Hi there

I am working on one of my lines that leads back to the Wylde Family of the Commandery.  This gentleman's direct line is to Viscount Robert Tracy II of Rathcoole.  When I have been looking at the clergy records I keep seeing the term Patron.  What does that mean exactly.  Here is Charles Edmund Wylde's records.  Thanks for your help and explanation. 

Appointment Record

CCEd Record ID: 137962
 Wylde, Charles (Edmund) 1757-1799
Evidence
Cleric Detail
Surname: Wylde
Forename: Charles
Qualification: LLB
University: Oxford Merton College
Year B.C.L. 1758
Date: 19/7/1767
Office/Status : Rector
Location: Rodington
Other Information
Source
LRO, B/A/1/21 (Register 1749-68) (Episcopal Register)
Ordinary / Jurisdiction
Cornwallis, Frederick/Coventry & Lichfield 1750-1768 
Patron Details
Patron Summary
Patron Type: Crown
Patron Role: own right
Guardian George III  King     
Appointment Events

Rector : Rodington (19/07/1767 - 25/01/1799 )

Appt  Wylde, Charles  19/07/1767  Rector 
Institution  Roddington
Vac  Wylde, Charles  25/01/1799  Rector  Death
Death (25/01/1799)





Wylde, Barrow, Andrews, Tracy, Tracey, Cocks, Dowdeswell, Roland, Steyner, Fewtrell, Gambuti, Nurmi, Haring, Requa, Blauvelt, Smith, Shirley, Kemp, Withey, Requa, Snider, Blauvelt, Sherwood, Yeury, Blaunch, Bell, Graham, Smith, Riker, Everetts, Bogaert, Everts, Evertse, Glaes, Laurens, Boogaertman, Cozyns

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Re: What does Patron mean in the Church of England Records
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 August 13 17:10 BST (UK) »
A patron had the legal right to nominate a clergyman to a living, or benefice, i.e. an advowson. The rights of patronage were attached to land, or property, and could be bought, sold, or given away, lay advowsons became common after the reformation when monastic estates and holdings were sold off by Henry VIII . The Patron may be a bishop, the Crown, a cathedral chapter, a college or institution, a guild, a trust, another incumbent, or a lay person.
See also http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=232311.msg1241173#msg1241173
Stan
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Re: What does Patron mean in the Church of England Records
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 August 13 18:57 BST (UK) »
Ah ha...thanks Stan.  What would it mean if King George III was his patron...any significance at all?  Thanks.
Wylde, Barrow, Andrews, Tracy, Tracey, Cocks, Dowdeswell, Roland, Steyner, Fewtrell, Gambuti, Nurmi, Haring, Requa, Blauvelt, Smith, Shirley, Kemp, Withey, Requa, Snider, Blauvelt, Sherwood, Yeury, Blaunch, Bell, Graham, Smith, Riker, Everetts, Bogaert, Everts, Evertse, Glaes, Laurens, Boogaertman, Cozyns

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Re: What does Patron mean in the Church of England Records
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 August 13 20:03 BST (UK) »
It just means, historicaly the Crown held the patronage of Rodington, and could nominate the clergyman. In the History, Gazetteer & Directory of Shropshire, 1851, Rodington was in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor.

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Re: What does Patron mean in the Church of England Records
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 August 13 21:42 BST (UK) »
In the 1829 Ecclesiastical Directory the patron is also the Lord High Chancellor, probably on behalf of The Crown.
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Re: What does Patron mean in the Church of England Records
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 August 13 02:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks EVER so much Stan...what would I do without you!  YOUR help is wonderful wonderful wonderful! 
Wylde, Barrow, Andrews, Tracy, Tracey, Cocks, Dowdeswell, Roland, Steyner, Fewtrell, Gambuti, Nurmi, Haring, Requa, Blauvelt, Smith, Shirley, Kemp, Withey, Requa, Snider, Blauvelt, Sherwood, Yeury, Blaunch, Bell, Graham, Smith, Riker, Everetts, Bogaert, Everts, Evertse, Glaes, Laurens, Boogaertman, Cozyns

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