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the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice

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Advowson, the right to present clergy to vacant benefices, was a privilege possessed by local lay elites.
Legend says there was a monastery on the site in the 5th century, before the advowson was given to the nuns of Aconbury in 1301.
Dunstan's for nearly fifty years, died on 1 March 1624, the vicarage was granted to Donne, though as Walton points out, "the "Advowson of it having been given to him long before by his honourable friend, Richard Earl of Dorset, then the Patron, and confirmed by his brother the late deceased Edward, both of them men of such honour" (55).
These recalled a William Tennant who had the advowson of St Martin's - that is, he had the right to appoint the vicar.
Herlihy, Church Property, in 3 NEW CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA 849, 852 (1967) (for an early history of advowson).