Thomas Tuttebury

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Thomas Tuttebury [1] was the Dean of Wells [2] [3] at the beginning of the fifteenth century. [4] [5] He was also simultaneously Archdeacon of Buckingham. [6] [7] [8]

Dean of Wells ecclesiastical office in the Church of England

The Dean of Wells is the head of the Chapter of Wells Cathedral in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. The dean's residence is The Dean's Lodging, 25 The Liberty, Wells.

In 1392 the king appointed him to Maidstone Rectory; [9] and in 1400 he was the incumbent at Aston Clinton. [10] He was appointed Archdeacon of Wells in 1391 and Dean of Wells in 1401 (until 1410). On 14 September 1402 the Roman Catholic Church attempted to expel him from his deanery, which the Calendar of Patent Rolls saw as ”contempt of the king and a weakening of his laws" [11] In that same year he was also vicar of St. Michael's Church, Coventry. [12] and collated Archdeacon of Buckingham (until c.1403). In 1405 he is mentioned in a royal petition as being the treasurer of the king's household. [13]

In English ecclesiastical law, the term incumbent refers to the holder of a Church of England parochial charge or benefice. The term "benefice" originally denoted a grant of land for life in return for services. In church law, the duties were spiritual ("spiritualities") and some form of assets to generate revenue were permanently linked to the duties to ensure the support of the office holder. Historically, once in possession of the benefice, the holder had lifelong tenure unless he failed to provide the required minimum of spiritual services or committed a moral offence. With the passing of the Pastoral Measure 1968 and subsequent legislation, this no longer applies, and many ancient benefices have been joined together into a single new one.

Aston Clinton village in the United Kingdom

Aston Clinton is a historic village and civil parish in the Vale of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. The village is at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, 2 miles (3.3km) from Weston Turville, 4 miles (6.5km) from Aylesbury and is bisected both at the northern end of the parish by the Aylesbury Arm and in the centre of the parish by the Wendover Arm stretch of the Grand Union Canal. The village lies between the market towns of Tring and Wendover.

The Archdeacon of Wells is a senior clergy position in the Church of England Diocese of Bath and Wells. The post, having oversight over the archdeaconry of Wells in Somerset has existed since the twelfth century. The archdeaconry includes seven deaneries.

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