Nominations for Licenses

Various classes of people needed a license from the Archbishop to practice their calling. These included:

Stipendary Curates [17th - 20th centuries]

Lecturers [17th - 20th centuries]

Schoolmasters [17th - 19th centuries]

Parish Clerks [17th - 19th centuries]

Midwives [17th - 18th centuries]

Surgeons [17th - 18th centuries]

As part of the process for obtaining a license, nominations and letters testimonial were usually required, and these have survived in the diocesan archives held by the Borthwick Institute.

These files of nominations have been checked, and the following found for the parish:

William Cobb, Parish Clerk, 14 Jan 1731/2, Ref: Nom.PC 1731/8. See also Ref: ev-R.IV.N.2227

George Young, Parish Clerk (for Aughton, Ellerton and East Cottingwith), 20 Oct 1726, Ref: Nom.PC 1726/18.  Ref: ev-R.IV.N.2049