Vital Statistics: Episcopal Ordination and Ordinands in England, 1646–60*

@article{Fincham2011VitalSE,
  title={Vital Statistics: Episcopal Ordination and Ordinands in England, 1646–60*},
  author={Kenneth Fincham and Stephen Taylor},
  journal={The English Historical Review},
  year={2011},
  pages={319-344}
}
ON 25 September 1659, the funeral of Thomas Morton, the nonagenarian bishop of Durham, took place at St Peter's Easton Maudit in Northamptonshire. The preacher praised Morton's faithful service ‘as a bishop till the very last gasp’ and cited ‘his late ordinations of priests and deacons here among you, whereof some here present received the benefit, and many more can give the testimony’.1 It is well-known that between 1646 and 1660, several bishops, including Morton, conferred holy orders in… 
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