In the 13th century abbots sue each other in the royal court for advowsons (Selden Soc. Select Civil Pleas, i.
After his release Prynne further expressed his feelings in defence of advowsons and patrons, an attack on the Quakers (1655), and in a pamphlet against the admission of the Jews to England (A Short Demurrer to the Jews) issued in 1656.
Advowsons are divided into two kinds, appendant and in gross.
Advowsons are, further distinguished into presentative and collative.
Before 1898 there were also donative advowsons, but the Benefices Act 1898 made all donations with cure of souls presentative.