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:

Aughton: Katherine Lolley, Midwife, 28 June 1727, Ref: Nom.M 1727/12. See also Ref: ev-R.IV.N.2218

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

East Cottingwith: Margaret Swan, 22 Oct 1726, Ref: Nom.M 1726/15. See also Ref: ev-R.IV.N.1983