Lives and Memoirs of the Bishops of Sherborne and Salisbury from the Year 705 to 824

Lives and Memoirs of the Bishops of Sherborne and Salisbury from the Year 705 to 824

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: The latter at Kensington, and was buried in Charlton Church. Le Neve, Alrps. York, p. 271. There was a James Davenant, Proctor of the University of Oxford in 1669. Wood Fasti, 2. 304; and Ralph, Rector of Stepney sine curd 1668, and Rect. of St. Ma1'y, Wl1itechapel, 1668. Wood Fasti, 1, 162. I do not find any relationship between the Bp. and Sir Will. D. the poet, tho' the brother of the latter, Robert, had preferment in Sarum Cath. ' He was B. D. St. John's. Wood calls him " Preb. elect of Sarnm, as 'tis laid in the pnbl. reg." ut sup. 2. 239.----Sir Corbet Corbet, Bart. of Stoke, CSalop, (1786, ) formerly D'Avenant, is descended from the same family as the Bp.-Baronetage, 1819, vol. 2, p. 377. Aubrey, in his MSS. (see Letters from the Bodleian, 3 vols. 8-Lond. 1813, vol. 2, p. 300, ) says, " Vhen Bp. Coldwell came to this bishoprick, he did lett long leases, which were but newly expired when Bp. Davenant came to this see; so that there tumbled into his coffers vast summes. His predecessor, Dr.Tounson, married hissister, continued in the see buta little while, and left severall children unprovided for, so the King or rather the Duke of Bucks, gave Bp. Davenant the bishoprick out of pure charity. S'-Anth. Weldon says 'twas the only bishoprick yt he disposed of without symony, all others being made merchandise of for the advancement of his kindred. Bp. D-avenant being invested, married all his nieces to clergie-men, so he was at no expence for their preferment. He granted to his nephew (this Dr.) that is Edward the lease of the great mannour of Poterne, worth about 1,000 lib. per ann., made him treasurer of the church of Sarnm, of which the corps is the parsonage of Calne, wch was esteemed to be more

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