Table: Suspension of prebends, 1840-71

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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 8, Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough Dioceses. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1996.

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Table to illustrate suspension of prebends at Oxford, 1840-71

Stat. 3 & 4 Vic. c. 113 s. 5: And be it enacted, That in the Chapter of Christchurch in Oxford the first vacant Canonry, not being One of the Two Canonries which are respectively annexed to Regius Professorships in the University of Oxford, shall immediately become and be permanently annexed and united to the Lady Margaret's Professorship of Divinity in the said University ... and the Canonry secondly vacant in the said Chapter of Christchurch shall be subject to the Provisions herein-after contained respecting the Endowment of Archdeaconries by the Annexation of Canonries thereto.

s.6 And whereas Her Majesty has graciously intimated to Parliament Her Royal Will and Intention to found Two new Professorships in the said University of Oxford, and it is expedient that the same should be competently endowed; be it therefore enacted, That the Two Canonries in the said Chapter of Christchurch (not being either of them a Canonry annexed or to be annexed to any of the Professorships already founded in the said University) which shall be thirdly and fourthly vacant shall, upon the Vacancies thereof respectively, and the Foundation of such Professorships respectively, become and be permanently annexed and united thereto ...

Vacancy How occasioned Prebend Outcome
1st H. Woodcock d. 8 Aug. 1840 II annexed to Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity G. Faussett transferred from Worcester and instal.
2nd W. Buckland res. 1845 I annexed to archdcnry of Oxford C.C. Clerke instal.
3rd E.C. Dowdeswell d. 1 Aug. 1849 IV annexed to Regius Professorship of Pastoral Theology C.A. Ogilvie instal.
4th J. Bull d. 21 Feb. 1858 III annexed to Regius Professorship of Ecclesiastical History A.P. Stanley instal.

Ordinance laid before Council 6 Apr. 1858, arising out of Stat. 17 & 18 Vic. c. 81: ... The first and second canonries ... which shall become vacant after the approval of this Ordinance by Her Majesty in Council, not being Canonries annexed ... to any professorship or archdeaconry, shall not be filled up.

1st F. Barnes d. 19 Aug. 1859 VII Preb. suspended
2nd R.W. Jelf d. 19 Sept. 1871 VIII Preb. suspended

Thus the prebends were reduced by 1871 to the requisite number of six.