Richard was born about 1517 in England, the son of Roger Hotchkiss and Elizabeth.
He died about JAN 1587 in England.
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|Death||ABT JAN 1587||
|Burial||8 JAN 1587||
!Source: www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ Parish Transcript Burials
Name: Richard Hotchkiss, Vicar
County: Shropshire... Parish: Norbury... Full Date: 8th January 1587... Year: 1587...
Parish Records Burials
!Note: The actual record says burial, but there are two transcriptions and one says baptism while the other says burial.
!Note: It appears that Vicars were able to marry starting in 1547 when Richard would have been 30 years old. It is unclear whether he did.
Under King Henry VIII, the 6 Articles prohibited the marriage of clergy and this continued until the Articles were repealed by Edward VI in 1547, thus opening the way for Anglican priests to marry for the first time.
James Oppenheimer-Crawford, former Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner at New York [1975-2009]
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A vicar is a priest in charge of a parish in the Anglican Church. In the Anglican tradition, priests are encouraged to marry. The spouse is not an obstacle, but often another different pair of hands and a different kind of listening ear. Also, in the Anglican tradition, priests do not have to be male.
In the American portion of the Anglican Communion, we are called the Episcopal Church. Some priests are also gay, and in my experience, they have been superb priests. The person is generally in a monogamous committed relationship or, today gays are able in many areas to marry.
The theory of celibate priests was that they had no distractions from their work with their congregation, but the experience has been that married pastors are better able to relate to problems in married life because they also experience it.