Kent Records – Kent Obit And Lamp Rents..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with Society's device on front boards. Some foxing, especially on edges, otherwise a fine copy.
Kent Archaeological Society.,
Compiled and edited by arthur hussey.
kent records. volume xiv.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. vii + [i] +138 pp. Series title page.
This work complements Hussey's Kent Chantries. It prints the information contained in the certificates returned in 1548 in compliance with the Chantries Act of 1547, with relevant entries from the Court of Augmentations books, recording the sale particulars of Chantry and Obit lands. The intention of Edward VII's Protestant government was the need to correct views about purgatory and masses for the departed and the Chantries where these were said and lamps hung (and elsewhere inside the church). The lands left to support these foundations were to be converted for more godly purposes, including the establishment of grammar schools, the augmentation of the two universities, better provision for the poor and needy, as well as providing revenue for the king (the last being the dominating reason).
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