He held "in commendam" the abbey of St. Albans, and many other church preferments.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary" by David Hume
Among the latter evils were the non-residence of incumbents, the inadequacy of the stipends of curates, and the commendams of bishops.
"Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2" by J. Endell Tyler
Under the rule of abbots in commendam it declined, and it was dying with only six religious to look after it when the Revolution suppressed it.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
IN COMMENDAM (Late L.).
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
His Mercury had soon to tell
The Bishop of St. Asaph fell.
The ear of Caroline must know--
An ear he guided long ago,
"Wish'd in a mitre he might sleep,
The Deanry in commendam keep."
"Preferment" by William Hutton