The Story Of Hollingborne; Its Church And Its Clergy

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byJohn Cave-browne

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... THE VICARS. 0 far as we can trace back the series, the list of the Vicars, like that of the Rectors, is headed by an Italian, yet clearly one of different stamp from the Romish Cardinal, Bishop de Gaucelin, or the generality of the alien absentee holders of English Church preferment of that day. Leonardo De Sancto Leofardo, foreigner though he was by birth, was evidently no foreigner in feeling. According to William of Westminster, to whom, as also to Gervase, we are indebted for an insight into his life and character, he was first Treasurer, in 1282, and then, in 1288, Bishop of Chichester;1 here he left his mark, for he built the Chapel of St. Mary from the foundation, and also the remembrance of his piety and worth, for he was, so says the old Chronicler, "a father of the orphan, a comforter of the sorrowing widow, and a devoted friend of the poor."2 On de Gaucelin's appointment to the Bishopric of Chichester, he was succeeded in the Hollingborne Vicarage, on the presentation of the King, to whom the patronage 1 Rymer's Fccdera, ii. 198. Le Neve's Fasti, p. 56. 2 ' Excitavit ille a fundamentis Capellam B. Marie.... Pater, (inquit Matthseus Westmonateriensis, Flores Historiarum, p. 453) orphanorum, consolator moerentium viduarum, in grabatis et in tuguriis decubantium pius et lmmilis visitator, inopum plus quam divitum affluens recreator &c." Godwin De Premlibus, p. 506. had consequently fallen, by one who was still more worthy of honour, Thomas Be Cobham, S.T.P.,1 an Englishman by birth, of good family, and a man of Kent too. So highly was he esteemed by Edward I., that in 1299 the King gave him a Prebendal Stall at Hereford, and two years after, the Archdeaconry of Lewes: then under Edward II. he obtained, in 1311, the Subdeanery of Salisbury, and a P...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... THE VICARS. 0 far as we can trace back the series, the list of the Vicars, like that of the Rectors, is headed by an Italian, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217398375

ISBN - 13:9780217398374

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