Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association

EDWARD WESTON’S ECCLESIASTICAL CORRESPONDENCE 1729–62

Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association (2012), 37, (125), 22–31.

Abstract

This article considers the letters of Edward Weston, undersecretary of state 1730–46 and 1761–3, which relate to ecclesiastical matters. Weston took a considerable interest in church matters and was a regular correspondent of leading churchmen on a range of religious and political issues, including the distribution of patronage. His letters cover the period of the 1745 Jacobite rising and the dispute over the appointment of a preceptor to Prince George, heir to George II. They shed light on the working of ecclesiastical networks and on the interest churchmen took in political issues.

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Gibson, William