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Pluralities Act 1838

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LIList of Licences allowed by the Archbishop, or granted in his own Diocese, to be annually transmitted to Her Majesty in Council, who may revoke Licences, &c.

And be it enacted, That every Archbishop who shall in his own Diocese grant any licence of Non-residence, or who shall approve and allow, in manner directed by this Act, any such Licence in any Case not enumerated in this Act, or any Renewal of a Licensee in the Case of the dangerous Illness of the Wife Or Child of: any Spiritual Person, shall annually in the Month of January in each Year transmit to Her Majesty in Council a List of all Licences or Renewals so granted or allowed by such Archbishop respectively in the Year ending on the last Day of December preceding such Month of January, and shall in every such List specify the Reasons which have induced him to grant or allow each such Licence or Renewal, together with the Reasons transmitted to him by the Bishops for granting or recommending each such Licence in their respective Dioceses ; and it shall be lawful for Her Majesty in Council, by an Order made for that Purpose, to revoke and annul any such Licence ; and if Her Majesty in Council shall think fit so to do, such Order shall be transmitted to the Archbishop who shall have granted or approved and allowed such Licence or Renewal, who shall thereupon cause a Copy of every such Order to be transmitted to the Bishop of the Diocese in which such Licence shall have been granted ; and such Bishop shall cause a Copy of the mandatory Part of the Order to be filed in the Registry of such Diocese, and a like Copy to be delivered to the Churchwardens or Chapelwardens of the Parish or Place to which the same relates, in manner herein-before directed as to Revocation of Licences; and every such Archbishop shall cause a Copy of the mandatory Part of every such Order made in relation to any such Licence granted by him in his own Diocese to be in like Manner filed in the Registry of his Diocese, and a like Copy also to be delivered to the Churchwardens or Chapelwardens of the Parish or Place to which such Licence shall relate in manner before mentioned : Provided always, that after such Licence shall have been so revoked by Her Majesty in Council the same shall nevertheless, in all Questions that shall have arisen or may thereafter arise touching the Non-residence of the Spiritual Person to whom the same shall have been granted, between the Time at which the same was granted or approved and allowed and the Time of the Revocation thereof being so filed in the Registry, be deemed and taken to have been valid.

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