parish clerk


an official designated to carry out various duties, either for a church parish or a parish council

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Historical Examples of parish clerk

  • But John had become too familiar with sacred things in the parish-clerk's school.

    The Son of a Servant

    August Strindberg

  • He would have had me for parish-clerk, if I could have seen my way to it.

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • Every parish church, you know, has a vestry-clerk and a parish-clerk.

    The Woman in White

    Wilkie Collins

  • There were other directions, presents to the sexton and parish-clerk, and details that would weary you.

    Willing to Die

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • Not many years since, a Mr. Gargrave, believed to be one of them, filled the mean employment of parish-clerk of Kippax.