Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 7, Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester Dioceses. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1992.
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Table to illustrate suspension of prebends at Worcester, 1841-54, 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 ... 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.
Thus the prebends were reduced by 1854 to the requisite number of four.