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From: "Jane Lachs" <>
Subject: RE: [YKS] Clergy within the Church of England - how it "worked"?
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 15:01:34 +0200
I've found him in 1891 in Birmingham .. image sent off list.
Name: Walter Henry. Cariss
College: ST JOHN'S
Entered: Lent, 1864
More Information: Adm. pens. at ST JOHN'S, Jan. 21, 1864. S. of Benjamin,
solicitor. B. Jan. 2, 1845, at Osmondthorp, Yorks. Matric. Lent, 1864; B.A.
1868. Ord. deacon (Lichfield) 1869; priest (York) 1870; C. of Pensnett,
Staffs., 1870-2. V. of Cloughton, Yorks., 1874-84. V. of St Gabriel's,
Birmingham, 1884-1911. Not in Crockford, 1912.
From: Mel Towler [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 12:36 PM
Subject: [YKS] Clergy within the Church of England - how it "worked"?
I am trying to put some meat on the bones of one of my ancestors, Walter
Henry CARISS. Currently he is the only clergyman within my family. I am
trying to understand a little more about his profession and how he would
have become vicar of the parishes - relocated.
He was born in Leeds in 1845 in to what I would term a middle-class family.
It seems he had a sound education at Leeds Grammer School, and from there
was admitted to Cambridge University and gained a BA in 1868. He marries in
1869 in Scarborough. In 1871 his first born is born in Pensnett,
Staffordshire and he is vicar in this parish. A year later he is vicar at
Cloughton, NRY where he is incumbent for at least the next 10 years. I don't
have his whereabouts in 1891, but by 1901 he is vicar at St Gabriels,
Birmingham. I don't know where/when he died.
So can anyone help with the following queries?
Once he had gained his BA from Cambridge, did he have to do any further
studies to then become a vicar? If so, what would these have been and
possible there possible location?
If his first parish was Pensnett in Staffordshire, how was his destination
decided? Who would give him this job?
As far as I am aware he certainly did 2 more moves - first to Cloughton, NRY
and then to Birmingham. His wife was from Scarborough, so I can only imagine
he asked to be "transferred" closer to his in-laws. [How wise that was I
don't know!] But then after at least a 10 year period here, he moved to
Birmingham in the Midlands. Would this be promotion? Demotion? Had outstayed
As you can see, my knowledge in this area is limited! If anyone can throw
any light onto this subject, or suggest some related reading, I would be
most grateful. Plus, if anyone can find him in the 1891 census that would be
an added bonus!
Mel Towler, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
TOWLER - Cowthorpe, Barwick in Elmet, Sandal Magna, Leeds
RYDER/RIDER - New Wortley, Leeds
LAWSON - Slingsby, Settrington, Leeds
CARISS - Coxwold, Leeds
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