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ments, and subject to a like apportionment in case of a vacancy, receive the further fixed annual sum of
three hundred pounds. And whereas the amount of the moneys from time to time applicable to the purposes aforesaid, and to the augmentation of any other of the smaller sees upon vacancies occurring therein respectively, will depend on the contingency of vacancies occurring among the larger sees from which payments are hereafter to be made towards such purposes, and the amount of the demand upon such moneys will depend on the contingency of vacancies occurring among the said smaller sees; and it may, therefore, happen that the demands upon such moneys may for a time exceed the amount thereof, we further recommend and propose, that if at the commencement of any half year calculated from the first day of January to the last day of June, and from the first day of July to the last day of December respectively, it shall appear to us that there will, in the current half year, be a deficiency of the said moneys to pay the sums then charged thereon and payable in the same half year, it shall be lawful for us to resolve that a deduction be made from the sums payable in the same half year to the bishops of Saint David's and Llandaff respectively, and to each of the bishops of the other smaller sees who, by virtue of any other scheme prepared or to be prepared by us, and of any Order or Orders of your Majesty in Council for ratifying the same, shall then be entitled to payments in augmentation of their respective incomes, so as to keep the sums to be paid during the same half year within the amount of the moneys applicable as aforesaid, during such half year ; and to calculate such deduction in proportion to the sums hereinnamed, and which may in each such other scheme as aforesaid be named as the amount of the future annual average income of each see respectively; D 2 and and that upon the amount of every such deduction being certified, by us or by our secretary, to the bishop to be affected thereby, within fourteen days after the commencement of such half year, the said bishop shall have no present claim to any greater sum than the residue of his half yearly payment, after such deduction as aforesaid, nor any future claim, except as is hereinafter mentioned; that is to say, that so soon thereafter as the sums to be paid to us in any half year, applicable to the purposes aforesaid, shall exceed the sums to be paid by us for those purposes within the same half year, we shall be authorized and bound to divide the surplus rateably among the bishops from whose payments such deductions shall have been made, or the representatives of such of them as shall be dead, and so from half year to half year until the whole sums deducted shall be paid; the deductions of one half year to be paid before any payment shall be made on account of the deductions of any subsequent half year.
And whereas the consent of the right Reverend
John Bird, Bishop of Chester, has been obtained to such arrangements affecting his see and diocese, as are necessary to the erection of the proposed new bishoprick of Manchester, in testimony whereof he has signed and sealed this scheme ; we humbly recommend and propose, that, upon such union of the sees of Saint Asaph and Bangor taking effect as aforesaid, the collegiate church of Manchester shall forthwith be constituted and become, and shall for ever thereafter be a cathedral church, and the seat of a bishop within the said province of York, and that the then warden and fellows thereof shall from thenceforth be called dean and canons, and that the said dean and canons shall be the dean and chapter of the said church, and shall be subject to all such future orders and regulations as may be
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thereafter made by competent authority touching the said cathedral church, or the said dean and chapter thereof. And we further recommend and propose, that the whole county of Lancaster, in the diocese of Chester, excepting the deanry of Furnes and Cartmel, shall, at the same time, be detached and dissevered from the said diocese of Chester, and shall be made and constituted, and shall become and be, and for ever thereafter be called and known by the name of the diocese of Manchester; and that all parishes and places, churches and chapels, and the whole clergy and others your Majesty's subjects within the limits thereof shall be exempted and released from all iurisdiction, authority, and control of the see of Chester, and shall be under and subject to the episcopal jurisdiction, authority, and control of the bishop of Manchester, to be duly constituted as hereinafter provided, and of his successors, bishops of Manchester, for ever. And we further recommend and propose, that such person as shall be duly elected by the said dean and chapter in pursuance of a warrant from your Majesty in that behalf, and shall be duly confirmed and consecrated according to law, shall become bishop of the see and diocese of Manchester, and shall be invested with all the same and the like rights, privileges, dignities, power, jurisdiction, and authority as have heretofore been, and now are, possessed by the respective bishops of England and Wales. And we further recommend and propose, that the said bishop, and his successors, bishops of the said new see, shall be one body corporate, by the name of the Bishop of Manchester, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and a common seal, and shall and may by that name sue and be sued, and shall have power and authority to take and ho a
all lands, tithes, advowsons, tenements, and hereditaments, whatsoever and wheresoever, which may be given or granted to him or them by your Majesty, your heirs and successors, or by any other person or persons whatsoever, and may give or grant the same, and make leases, and enjoy and do all other rights and acts in respect of the same in as full and perfect a manner as other bishops of England and Wales, but not otherwise. And we further recommend and propose, that the said collegiate church shall become, and shall for ever thereafter be, the cathedral church of the said bishop, and of his successors, bishops of Manchester, and shall be invested with all the honours, dignities, and privileges of an episcopal seat, and that the said Bishop of Manchester, and his successors, bishops of Manchester, shall enjoy and exercise the like episcopal pre-eminence, jurisdiction, power, and authority within and over the said cathedral church, and the aforesaid diocese of Manchester, in as full and ample a manner as other bishops of England and Wales within and over their respective dioceses, and the cathedral churches thereof, and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of York, and his successors; and that the said bishop, and the said dean and chapter of Manchester, and all archdeacons, and the whole clergy, and others your Majesty's subjects within the said diocese of Manchester, shall own obedience to the said Archbishop of York as their metropolitan. And we further recommend and propose, that the said Bishop of Manchester, and his successors, bishops of Manchester, and the said dean and chapter of the cathedral church of Manchester, and their successors, shall have full power and authority to do all acts and deeds, whether jointly or severally, as the case may be, within the said diocese of Manchester, in like manner, and as fully and effectually as any other bishop, and the dean and chapter of any other other cathedral church may now do, either jointly or severally, as the case may be, within the said province of York. And we further recommend and propose, that, upon the foundation of the see of Manchester as aforesaid, the bishop thereof, and his successors, bishops of Manchester, shall be endewed with an average annual income of four thousand five hundred pounds, by the transfer of lands, tithes, or other hereditaments, from some other see or sees, or partly by such transfer, and partly by a fixed annual payment out of any moneys which shall be in our hands applicable to such purpose. And we further recommend and propose, that nothing herein contained shall prevent us from recommending and proposing further measures relating to the said sees or dioceses of Saint Asaph and Bangor, Saint David's, Llandaff, Chester, and Manchester respectively, in conformity with the provisions of the said Act. All which we humbly recommend and propose to your Majesty in Council.
In witness wherecs we have hereunto set our common seal, this twenty-eighth day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight.
And whereas the said scheme has been approved by Her Majesty in Council; and Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her said Council, was pleased, on the seventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, to ratify the said scheme, and to order and direct that the same, and every part thereof, should take effect immediately from and after the time when the same should have been registered as thereinafter directed, and should have been duly published in the London Gazette pursuant to the said Act; and Her Majesty, by and with the like advice, was pleased thereby to direct, that the said Order should be forthwith