In the recent case of Reid v. Barry, the Florida court stirred among the bones of common law relics to invoke the aid of the corporation sole doctrine, coming to the conclusion that the Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Augustine was a sole corporation, capable of holding property by succession. The ancient learning on this anomalous but useful corporate entity is to be found in Blackstone, Coke, and Grant ; the few reported cases that have appeared since the days of these commentators have in general confirmed what they said. Maitland in delving into its history said; "An ecclesiastical corporation sole is not a juristic person; he or it is either a natural person or a juristic abortion." The instant case however shows that this legal entity is far from still-born. An attempt will be made to collate the more modem cases.