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Pluralities Act 1838

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FIRST SCHEDULEreferred to in the foregoing Act

Questions to be annually transmitted by each Bishop to every Spiritual Person holding any Benefice within his Diocese or Jurisdiction 1. What is the Name of your Benefice? 2. In what County ? 3. Name of Incumbent, and Date of Admission ? 4. Is there a Glebe House belonging to your Benefice ? 5. Were you resident in the Glebe House, or, there being no Glebe House, or none fit for your Residence, were you resident in any and what House appointed by the Bishop in his Licence, during the last Year, for the Term prescribed by Law ? 6. Being non-resident, were you performing the Duties of your Parish for the said Time ? If so, state where you resided; and at what Distance from the Church or Chapel ? 7. Were you in the last Year serving any other Church or Chapel in the Neighbourhood as Incumbent ? If so, state the Name thereof, and the Distance from the above-named Church or Chapel; and when and for how long you served the same ? 8. Were you serving any other Church or Chapel in the Neighbourhood as Curate ? If so, state the Name thereof, and the Distance from your own Church or Chapel j and when and for how long you served the same ? 9. What are the Services in your Church ? Is a Sermon or Lecture given at every or which of such Services ? 10. Were these Services duly performed last Year ? If not, for what Reason ? 11. What are the Services in your Chapel or Chapels, if any? Is a Sermon or Lecture given at every or which of such Services ? 12. Were these Services duly performed last Year? If not, for what Reason ? 13. Have you any Assistant Curate or Curates ? If so, state his or their Names ; also whether he or they is or are licensed, and the Amount of his or their Stipend or respective Stipends ? 14. If you were non-resident, were you so by Licence ? 15. If non-resident by Licence, state the Ground of Licence, and the Time when it will expire ? 16. If non-resident without Licence, were you so by Exemption ? 17. If non-resident by Exemption, state the Ground of Exemption, und whether such Exemption was claimed for the whole Year, or during what Part thereof ? 18. If you were non-resident, and did not perform the Duties of your Benefice, what Ecclesiastical Duties, if any, were you performing, and where do you now reside ? Observe,—The foregoing Questions are to be answered by every Incumbent, whether resident or not. Further Questions to be answered, in addition to the foregoing, in case the Incumbent be non-resident 19. What is the Name of your Curate ? 20. Does he reside in the Glebe House ? 21. Does he pay any and what Rent or Consideration for the Use of the Glebe House ; or is any Deduction made on account thereof from the Stipend assigned to him in his Licence ? 22. If not resident in the Glebe House, does he reside in the Parish ? 23. If not resident in the Parish, where does he reside, and at what Distance from your Church or Chapel ? 24. Does he serve any other Church or Chapel as Incumbent ? If so, state the Name thereof, and the Distance from your own Church or Chapel ? 25. Does he serve any other Church or Chapel as Curate ? If so, state the Name thereof, and the Distance from your own Church or Chapel ? 26. Is he licensed ? 27- What is his Salary from you ? 28. Has he from you any other Allowances or Emoluments ? State what, and the Average Value thereof respectively ? 29. What is the gross and what is the net annual Value of your Benefice ?

N.B.—All the Questions have reference to the Year immediately preceding that in which they are transmitted.

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