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Form of Donation or Nomination to a Church or Chapèl,
that is Donative and exempt from Episcopal Jurisdiction.
come, A. B. of C. in the county of D. Esq. Lord of the Manor of E.in the county aforesaid, greeting: Whereas the church or chapel of T. in the county of
is now void by the natural death of 7. S. the last Incumbent there, and doth of right belong to my gift or donation ; Know ye, that I the said 4. B. have not only given and granted the said church or chapel of T. with all its rights and appurtenances, unto my beloved in Christ J. S. Clerk, M. A. of whose probity and learning I am well satisfied, but also, by virtue of these presents, do induct him the said J. S. into the corporal possession of the said church or chapel, with its rights and appurtenances, as aforesaid. In witness, c.
N. B. That the Clerk in this case is to subscribe and take the oaths before his Patron.
Another Form of Donation to a Chapel.
A. B. of &c. fendeth greeting.
and diocese of
is now void by the death of T. S. the last Incumbent there, and doth of right belong to my gift or donation : These are humbly to certify your Lordship, that I do nominate A. M. to be Curate of the said free chapel of humbly beseeching your Lordship to grant him your licence for serving the said cure. In witness whereof, &c.
Rules and Orders for the Augmentation of the
Maintenance of the Poor Clergy, by the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty.
CHAT the augmentations to be made by the said
Corporation shall be by the way of purchase, and not by the way of penfion.
2. That the stated sum to be allowed to each cure which shall be augmented be 200l. to be invested in a purchase, at the expence of the Corporation.
3. That the Governors shall begin with augmenting those cures that do not exceed the value of nol. per ann. and shall augment no other, till those have all received our bounty of 200l, except in the cases, and according to the limitations hereafter named.
4. That in order to encourage benefactions from others, and thereby the fooner to complete the good that was intended by our bounty, the Governors may give the said sum of 2001. to cures not exceeding 60). per annum“, where any persons will give the same, or greater sum, or value in lands or tithes.
5. That the Governors shall every year, between Chriftmas and Easter, cause the account of what money they have to distribute that year to be audited; and when they know the fum, public notice shall be given in the Gazette, or such other way as shall be judged proper, that they have such a sum to distribute in so many shares ; and that they will be ready to apply those shares to such cures as want the same, and are by the rules of the Corporation qualified to receive them, where any persons will add the like or greater sum to it, or the value in lands or tithes, for any such particular cure.
6. That if several benefactors offer themselves, the Governors shall first comply with those that offer moft.
7. Where the sums offered by other benefactors are. equal, the Governors shall always prefer the poorer living.
8. Where the cures to be augmented are of equal value, and the benefactions offered by others are equal, there they shall be preferred that first offer. 9. Provided nevertheless, that the preference shall be Thirty-fivc pounds in the first rules.
so far given to cures not exceeding 1ol. per annum, that the Governors shall not apply above a two third parts of the money they have to distribute that year to cures exceeding that value.
10. Where the Governors have expected till Michaelmas what benefactors will offer themselves, then no more proposals shall be received for that year; but if any money remain after that to be disposed of, in the first place, two or more of the cures in the gift of the Crown, not exceeding rol. per annum, shall be chosen by lot, to be augmented preferably to all others : the precise number of these to be settled by a general Court, when an exact list of them shall be brought in to the Governors.
II. As for what shall remain of the money to be difposed of after that, a list shall be taken of all the cures in the Church of England, not exceeding ten pounds per annum; and so many of them be chosen by lot, as there shall remain fums of 2001. for their augmentation.
12. When all the cures not exceeding iol. per annum shall be so augmented, the Governors shall then proceed to augment those of greater value, according to fuch rules as Thall at any time hereafter be proposed by them, and approved of by us, our heirs or successors, under our or their great seal.
13. That all charitable gifts, in real or personal estates, made to the Corporation, shall be strictly applied, according to the particular direction of the donor or donors thereof, where the donor shall give particular direction for the disposition thereof : and where the gift shall be generally to the Corporation, without any such particular direction, the same thall be applied as the rest of the fund or stock of the Corporation is to be applied.
14. That a book thall be kept, wherein shall be entered all the subscriptions, contributions, gifts, devises, or appointments, made, or given, of any monies, or of any real or personal estate whatsoever, to the charity mentioned in the charter, and the names of the donors thereof, with the particulars of the matters so given; the same book to be kept by the Secretary of the Corporation.
15. That a memorial of the benefactions and augmentations made to each cure shall, at the charge of the Corporation, be set up in writing on a stone, to be fixed in the church of the cure fo to be increased, there to remain in perpetual memory thereof.
One third in the first rules.
16. When the Treasurer shall have received any fum of money for the use of the Corporation, he shall, at the next general Court to be holden after such receipt, lay an account thereof before the Governors, who may order and direct the fame to be placed out for the improvement thereof, upon some public fund or other security, till they have an opportunity of laying it out in proper purchases for the augmentation of cures.
17. That the Treasurer do account annually before fuch a committee of the Governors, as shall be appointed by a general Court of the said Corporation, who shall audit and state the same; and the said account shall be entered in a book to be kept for that purpose, and thall be laid before the next general Court after such stating ; the same to be there re-examined and determined.
18. The persons whose cures shall be augmented shall pay no manner of fee or gratification to any of the officers or servants of this Corporation.
Note, if a living of small value be augmented by way
of private benefaction, as above, which living by such augmentation is not advanced fo as to exceed the clear yearly value of 60l. the same living is capable of another augmentation, if 200l. more be
offered after such augmentation. Livings not exceeding' zol. per annum certified value with the addition of augmentations by the Governors are now augmentable by lot.
IN D E X.
, refers to the 19 Acidentes } by tbeir respetive Numbers.
Statute or Act of Parliament,
of repairs of Parsonage Houfe, &c.
21. Hen. viii. c. 13. Farming; Pluralities ; Residence
W. & M. c. 8. Oaths