Suspension of prebends, 1841-59


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Joyce M. Horn

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'Table: Suspension of prebends, 1841-59', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 7: Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester dioceses (1992), pp. 98. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Table to illustrate suspension of prebends at Westminster, 1841-59, in accordance with Stat. 3 & 4 Vic. c. 113

s. 8 And be it enacted, That in the Chapters of the Cathedral Churches of Durham and Worcester and of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter Westminster respectively Six Canonries shall be suspended in the following Order; (that is to say,) the first Two vacant Canonries shall be suspended, and the Canonry thirdly vacant shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries fourthly and fifthly vacant shall be suspended, and the then next vacant Canonry shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries which shall then next be vacant shall be suspended.

s. 29 ... That the rectory of the Parish of St. Margaret ... shall immediately become and be permanently annexed and united the canonry held by Henry Hart Milman ... and the rectory of... St. John ... to the canonry ... held by John Jennings...

Vacancy How occasioned Outcome
1st E. Gray d. 24 June 1837 suspended in 1840
2nd T. Causton d. 5 Nov. 1842 suspended
3rd H.V. Bayley d. 12 Aug. 1844 C. Wordsworth apptd.
4th H.H. Edwards d. 29 Sept. 1846 suspended
5th J. Webber d. 3 Sept. 1847 suspended
6th H.H. Milman dean of St. Paul's Nov. 1849 W. Cureton apptd.
7th J.H. Monk d. 6 June 1856 suspended
8th T. Frere d. 7 July 1859 suspended

Thus the prebends were reduced by 1859 to the requisite number of six.