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Teinds Act 1808

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Teinds Act 1808

1808 CHAPTER 138

An Act for defining and regulating the Powers of the Commission of Teinds, in augmenting and modifying the Stipends of the Clergy of Scotland.

[30th June 1808]

WHEREAS by an Act of the Parliament of Scotland, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seven, intituled, Act anent Plantation of Kirks and Valuation of Teinds, Her Majesty Queen Anne and the Estates of Parliament, empowered, authorized, and appointed the Lords of Council and Session to judge, cognosce, and determine in all Affairs and Causes which, by the Laws and Acts of the Parliament of Scotland had been referred, and did pertain and belong to the jurisdiction and Cognizance of Commissioners formerly appointed for that Effect, as fully and freely in all Respect as the said Lords did or might do in other Civil Causes ; and certain Powers therein mentioned were particularly granted by the said Act; and it was thereby declared that the said Act and Commission mould be subject nevertheless to such Regulations and Alterations as should be made by the Parliament of Great Britain : And whereas it is expedient that the Powers of the said Lords of Council and Session as Commissioners aforesaid, should in some Respects be denned and regulated; may it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That, from and after the palling of this Act, it mall not be" competent to the said Lords of Council and Session as Commissioners aforesaid, except as after specified, to augment or modify any Stipend which shall have been augmented or modified prior to the passing of this Act, until the Expiration of Fifteen Years from and after the Date of the last final Decreet of Modification of such Stipend.

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