Document ReferenceAN/PB 344/456
Titleclergy presentment, Tuxford, Retford deanery, 26.11.1684
Date26 November 1684
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionPresentment by John Chamberlain [vicar] of Tuxford, addressed to 'Honrd and Reverend Sir': reinforms him of 'what I formerly told you' concerning a schoolhouse in the churchyard, where 'out of memory of man' vicars of the parish had kept a school; in his immediate predecessor's time a Free School was erected by Charles Reade, and the parish pulled down and demolished the schoolhouse in the churchyard, and sold the timber thereof to one Wm Reade, a trustee of the new school who lives now at Hough on the Hill in Lincolnshire; desires that Jasper Rhoades, Edward Bate senior, and Edward Browne senior, 'the chiefe men in the towne and solely imployed as Trustees for the new Schoole', be presented to answer for why the old school was pulled down and sold to his great prejudice, as 'they have put me besides the new Schoole' although he presumes ('without boasting') that he is in every way better qualified for teaching a school than any one they have put in, or can find to put in; the old school house was repaired by the parish, not the vicar, and is therefore to be rebuilt by them.
Memorandum added, that Jasper Rhoades said and constantly affirmed in his hearing that 'no Clergyman or Minister of the Church of England had any Power or authority to absolve men of their sins, no, not upon their Repentance.'
Termschools, Tuxford parish school (Nottinghamshire)
schools, Tuxford Grammar School (Nottinghamshire)
religious affairs, attitudes towards absolution of sins

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NAI119921Rhodes, Jasper, -, fl 1684-1686 (churchwarden of Tuxford, and trustee of Tuxford Free School, Nottinghamshire)
NAI119922Bate, Edward, -, fl 1684 (senior; trustee of Tuxford Free School, Nottinghamshire)
NAI119923Browne, Edward, -, fl 1684 (senior; trustee of Tuxford Free School, Nottinghamshire)
NAI119924Read, William, -, fl 1678-1684 (churchwarden of Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, and trustee of Tuxford Free School; later of Hough on the Hill, Lincolnshire)
NAI119925Chamberlain, John, -, d 1693 (curate, 1680-1681, and vicar, 1681-1693, of Tuxford, Nottinghamshire)
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