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"Held the livings" mean?

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Re: "Held the livings" mean?

Posted: 30 Dec 2010 3:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

I've wondered about this too. I think that the "living" refers to at least some if not all of the remuneration for the vicar or rector of the parish or parishes named. In old trade directories you often see phrases such as "the living is a rectory, yearly value £180" sometimes gifted by a particular person (the patron), and held by a named incumbent.

Christine
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