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an endowment for the singing of Masses

a chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor

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The school was started by the chapel or chantry priest in 1315 and about half a century later became a grammar school.
The Dominicans experienced a dramatic loss of income for chantry priests after 1540.
Since the limited number of benefices -- permanent positions as rector or vicar of a parish -- could not provide employment for so many clergy, most never received a benefice, serving instead as curates (assistant clergy who received a minimal stipend rather than the right to collect tithes), schoolmasters, or chantry priests.