(In English ecclesiastical law) the right to recommend a member of the Anglican clergy for a vacant benefice, or to make such an appointment.
- The prestige of the gentry remained high, since they often owned the advowson and had a cousin or an uncle in the rectory as well.
- Miss Tringham, who held the advowson of Chobham then became the advowson holder of both parishes.
- The advowson therefore can be discounted as a guide to the descent of the manor or part manor.
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