Records of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers, London

Records of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers, London

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... just provision made. Where the ministrations of their chaplain had served a neighbourhood in lieu of parish priest, or schoolmaster, such utilities were preserved. A special clause is put in touching certain fraternities which had aided in maintaining embankments against the sea. The priests put out of work and livings were to be pensioned. Lastly, while the craftgilds are directed to pay, as a rent-charge to the king, such sums as they had been used to expend on maintaining priest, 'obit, ' or light, they are expressly excepted in all other respects from the operation of the Statute. The estates thus accruing to the king were to be administered by the Court of Augmentations. The Statute itself was to come into operation at Easter then next, while five years from the commencement of the then Parliament was the extent of its retrospective action. 'All manner of Colleges... having being or in esse within five years next before the first Day of this present Parliament..., ' and again, 'Any anniversary or obit... which hath been kept or maintained within five years next before the said first Day of this present Parliament.' Such was the important time limitation. The new king was considered to have succeeded immediately on his father's death, the twenty-eighth of January, 1546-7. His first Parliament met on the fourth of November, 1547, and this Statute was enacted in its first Session, which closed the twentyfourth of December the same year. It was, therefore, in the beginning of the year 1548 that our Company found themselves at last obliged to readjust their position, and to part with what had probably been a primitive element in their constitution. The effects of the change, a certain historical disability that has resulted from the abrupt more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653221X
  • 9781236532213