Commission for collating William Skinner M.A.
Executed 16th February 1764
Document Ref. HAS HD6/47 Presentations
This document is signed and sealed by the Bishop of Hereford, James Beauclerk.
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James by divine Commission Bishop of Hereford. To our beloved in Christ Humphry Wishaw, Clerk, Master of Arts, Uvedale Hyksin, Doctor in Divinity and William Willim, Clerk, Master of Arts, Canons or Prebendaries of the Cathedral Church of Hereford, Greeting. Whereas we have freely and out of mere good will determined to confer on William Skinner, Clerk, Master of Arts, the Vicarage and Parish Church of Bosbury in the county and diocese of Hereford, now vacant by the death of Matthew Browne, Clerk, the last Incumbent thereof and to our Collation or Patronage in full right belonging by virtue of our Bishoprich. We therefore by these Presents constitute and appoint you, the said Humphry Wishaw, Uvedale Hyksin and William Willim, our Commissarys, and do impower you jointly and severally to administer to the said William Skinner the Oaths† of Allegiance and Supremacy to his Majesty King George the Third and of renouncing all foreign Jurisdiction, Power and Authority and that he hath not directly or indirectly made any simoniacal* Payment or Contract for the said Vicarage and that he will pay true and canonical Obedience to us and our Successors, Bishops of Hereford, and that he will reside on the said Vicarage, unless otherwise dispensed with by his Diocesan. And also to see the said William Skinner subscribe to the thirty nine Articles of the Church of England and to the three articles in the thirty-sixth Canon†† and to see him subscribe to and declare his Conformity to the Liturgy of the Church of England as it is now by Law established and to admit and institute him the said William Skinner into the said Vicarage of Bosbury and to invest him with all and singular the Rights, Members and Appertinances thereunto belonging and to induct or cause him to be inducted into the same and to do and expedite all other things which shall be necessary in the said Business. Given under our Seal which in this Behalf we use, the thirteenth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty four and of our Consecration the eighteenth.
[Signed] Jam: Hereford [Bishop’s seal]
On Thursday 17th day of February 1764, William Skinner Clerk, M.A. above named was duly and canonically admitted & instituted to
the Vicarage and Parish Church of Bosbury in the County and Diocese of Hereford by the Revd. William Willim, Clerk, M.A. one of the
Commisseries for that purpose in this concern specially appointed (he the said William Skinner having first taken the Oaths & made
& subscribed the Declaration and Subscriptions by Law require to be taken, made & subscribed in that behalf before the said
Commisary) which I attest.
[signed] Tho[mas] Clarke, Notary Public, Registrar