advowson


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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.
In English law, an advowson is "the right to name the holder of a church benefice" (Webster's).
These recalled a William Tennant who had the advowson of St Martin's - that is, he had the right to appoint the vicar.
Northampton, all his lands in the same places, the rectory of Thingdon and the advowson of the vicarage of Thingdon to John Isham and Robert Isham and the heirs and assigns of John".