Suspension of prebends, 1841-57

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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 3, Canterbury, Rochester and Winchester Dioceses. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1974.

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Table to illustrate suspension of prebends at Rochester, 1841-57, in accordance with Stat. 3 & 4 Vic. c. 113

s.13 And be it enacted, That in the Chapter of the Cathedral Church of . . . Rochester, . . . Two canonries shall be suspended in the following Order; (that is to say,) . . . the first vacant Canonry shall be suspended and the Canonry secondly vacant shall be filled up, and the Canonry thirdly vacant shall be suspended . . .

Vacancy How occasioned Prebend Outcome
1st J. Marsham d. 28 Jan. 1840 I suspended
2nd F. Hotham d. 11 Oct. 1854 III T. Robinson pres.
3rd M. Irving d. 6 Oct. 1857 IV suspended

Thus the prebends were reduced by 1857 to the requisite number of four.