In 1566 he was raised to the bishopric of Bangor; and he held the living of Whitney, in Oxfordshire, in commendam.
An act of 1836 prohibited the holding of benefices in commendam in England.
He held "in commendam" the abbey of St. Albans, and many other church preferments.
To this added the fiat ut petitur, granting Lesley a dispensation to hold this benefice in commendam.
Herring held the deanery of Rochester in commendam with the bishopric of Bangor.
But there is a method, by the favour of the crown, of holding such livings in commendam.
Bonivard never took monastic vows or holy orders, but held his living in commendam, as a lay-man.
This great cardinal was invested with the temporalities on December 7th, 1521, and held the Abbey "in commendam."
He was consecrated bishop of Norwich in 1792, and two years later received the appointment of dean of Windsor in commendam.
To supplement this paltry revenue the bishops often held other appointments in commendam.