From: hewsstevenson(a)aol.com <hewsstevenson(a)aol.com>
Sent: 15 June 2017 19:54
Subject: Re: [SOG-UK] What was a clerk?
I'm sure it was nearly always short for "clerk in holy orders", i.e priest
There was a distinction between a clerk, which could describe a man who was ordained, and
a clerk in holy orders, a man who was ordained and held a position such as deacon, priest,
or bishop in the church.
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