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Encyclopedia > Simon Islip

Simon Islip (d. 1366) was a English prelate. He served as archbishop of Canterbury between 1349 and 1366. He was the uncle of William Whittlesey.


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Simon Islip (545 words)
On 20 Sept. 1349, Simon Islip was elected archbishop, but within three weeks the pope conferred the see on him by provision.
The archdiocese had suffered from the pestilence and there was a dearth of clergy, so that the first work Islip was called on to undertake was a visitation, during which he laboured with energy to restore ecclesiastical discipline.
At this time, and after the renewed outbreak of the Black Death in 1362, he took particular pains to regulate the stipends of the unbeneficed clergy, who were induced by the greatly diminished number of priests to exact higher remuneration for their services than formerly.
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John Simon Eldridge born 28.6.1860 at Adaminaby married Dorothea Koellner in 1893 and their children were Ernest Charles and Reginald John.
Simon was convicted for stealing a sheep worth 13/- in London on 11.7.1787 and was transported to Australia on the "Surprise", arriving in Sydney from Portsmouth on 26.6.1790.
Simon, Edward and Matthew came to Australia on the "Commodore Perry" and met up with another brother Patrick already living on the Monaro and married Mary Frances Stopp the daughter of George Stopp and Ann nee East on 7.5.1860.
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