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Parsonages Act 1865

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2Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty may sell Lands, &c. given to them for their general Purposes.

It shall be lawful for the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne, for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy, absolutely to sell and dispose of, either altogether or in Parcels, and either by Public Sale or by Private Contract, for such Sum or Sums of Money as to the said Governors shall seem fair and reasonable, all Houses, Lands, Tithes, Tithe Rentcharges, and Hereditaments of what Nature or Kind soever which may have been or shall hereafter be given, devised, or conveyed to or acquired by the said Governors for the Purpose generally of augmenting the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy; and the Monies to arise from every such Sale shall be paid to the said Governors, and the Receipts of their Treasurer for the Time being shall be sufficient Discharges for the said Monies, and shall effectually release and exonerate the Person or Persons paying the same from all Responsibility in respect of the Application thereof; and the said Monies when so received shall be applied and disposed of by the said Governors for the Benefit and Augmentation of Benefices in such and the same Manner according to the Rules and Regulations of the said Governors as the general Funds and Profits of the said Governors are applicable and disposable.

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