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Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act 1840


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  1. Introductory Text

  2. II.Number of Canons.

  3. III.Residence of Dean and Canons.

  4. IV.Six Canonries suspended at Canterbury.

  5. V.Canonry at Christchurch annexed to a Professorship instead of Canonry at Worcester.

  6. VI.Two Canonries at Christchurch annexed to new Professorships in the University of Oxford.

  7. VII.Act not to apply otherwise to Christchurch.

  8. VIII.Six Canonries suspended at Durham, Worcester, and Westminster.

  9. IX.Eight Canonries suspended at Windsor.

  10. X.Seven Canonries suspended at Winchester.

  11. XI.Three Canonries suspended at Exeter.

  12. XII.Two Canonries at Ely to be annexed to Professorships at Cambridge.

  13. XIII.Two Canonries suspended at Bristol, Chester, Ely, Gloucester, Lichfield, Norwich, Peterborough, Ripon, Rochester, Salisbury, and Wells, respectively.

  14. XIV.One Canonry suspended at Hereford.

  15. XV.Proviso respecting the Suspension of Canonries.

  16. XVI.One suspended Canonry may be filled up to endow Archdeaconries.

  17. XVII.A Fourth Canonry founded at St. Paul's London and at Lincoln.

  18. XVIII.All Canonries but One suspended at Southwell.

  19. XIX.All Canonries but Two suspended at St. David's and Llandaff.

  20. XX.Power to remove the Suspension from Canonries under special Circumstances.

  21. XXI.Non-residentiary Deaneries suppressed.

  22. XXII.Non-residentiary Prebends and Offices not to give Right to any Endowment.

  23. XXIII.Foundation of Honorary Canonries.

  24. XXIV.Deans of old Cathedrals and Three Canons of St. Paul's to be appointed by Her Majesty.

  25. XXV.Canons of old Cathedrals to be appointed by the Bishops.

  26. XXVI.Canons of Ripon and Manchester to be appointed by the respective Bishops.

  27. XXVII.Qualification of Deans, Archdeacons, and Canons.

  28. XXVIII.Repeal of Statutes and Customs for appropriating separate Estates.

  29. XXIX.Annexation of St. Margaret's and St. John's to Two Canonries of Westminster.

  30. XXX.Rectory House of St. Margaret's.

  31. XXXI.Division and Application of the Revenues of the Two Canonries of Westminster.

  32. XXXII.New Archdeaconries and Rural Deaneries may be formed.

  33. XXXIII.Bishops of London and Lincoln may appoint an Archdeacon to the new Canonry of St. Paul's and Lincoln.

  34. XXXIV.Provision for Archdeaconries.

  35. XXXV.Further Provision for Archdeaconries.

  36. XXXVI.Provision for the Archdeaconry of Nottingham and the Parish of Southwell.

  37. XXXVII.Further Provision for the University of Durham.

  38. XXXVIII.Provision for the Chapter of St. David's and the Archdeaconry of Cardigan.

  39. XXXIX.Provision for Archdeaconries of Brecon and Carmarthen.

  40. XL.Provision for the Chapter of Llandaff.

  41. XLI.Separate Patronage of Members of Chapters to be vested in the Bishops.

  42. XLII.Spiritual Person not to sell or assign any Right of Patronage.

  43. XLIII.Haseley Rectory to be severed from the Deanery of Windsor.

  44. XLIV.Exercise of Patronage of Chapters.

  45. XLV.Minor Canons to be appointed by the Chapters.

  46. XLVI.Minor Canons not to hold any Benefice beyond 6 Miles.

  47. XLVII.Chapters, or Visitors in their Default, to propose Alterations in their Statutes.

  48. XLVIII.Suppression of Sinecure Rectories.

  49. XLIX.Profits of suspended Canonries to be paid to and their Estates vested in the Commissioners.

  50. L.Separate Estates of Deaneries and Canonries not suspended to vest in Commissioners.

  51. LI.Estates of Non-residentiary Prebends, &c. vested in Commissioners.

  52. LII.Proviso respecting the separate Estates.

  53. LIII.Commissioners may contribute, in certain Cases, to Fabric Fund.

  54. LIV.Endowments of suppressed Sinecure Rectories vested in Commissioners.

  55. LV.As to certain Sinecure Rectories.

  56. LVI.Estates of newly endowed Archdeaconries vested in Commissioners.

  57. LVII.Commissioners to have all legal Powers of enforcing Payments, &c.

  58. LVIII.Appropriation of Residence Houses not wanted.

  59. LIX.1 & 2 Vict. c.23., relating to Residence Houses, to apply to Deans and Canons.

  60. LX.Repeal of 5 & 6 W.4 c.30., 6 & 7 W.4 c.67., and 2 & 3 Vict. c.55.

  61. LXI.Prebends of Chulmleigh.

  62. LXII.Provision for St. David's College at Lampeter.

  63. LXIII.How Proceeds of Prebends in Cathedral Church of Lichfield, and Endowments of Wolverhampton, Heytesbury, and Middleham, to be applied.

  64. LXIV.Endowments of Wimborne Minster applied to Care of the Parish.

  65. LXV.Inquiry into Hospitals which were Promotions Spiritual in the Reign of King Henry the Eighth.

  66. LXVI.Augmentation of certain smaller Dignities from surplus Revenues of certain larger Dignities.

  67. LXVII.Mode of applying the Revenues at the Disposal of the Commissioners.

  68. LXVIII.Special Arrangements, with Consent of Bishop or Chapter.

  69. LXIX.Benefices annexed to Headships of Colleges may be sold.

  70. LXX.Benefice annexed to the Professorship of Divinity in Cambridge may be sold.

  71. LXXI.Sinecure Preferments may be annexed to Benefices with Cure of Souls, with Consent of Patrons.

  72. LXXII.Benefices may be divided or consolidated, with Consent of Patrons.

  73. LXXIII.Provisions for securing the better Performance of Spiritual Duties in ill-endowed Parishes.

  74. LXXIV.Income of Benefices belonging to One Patron may be apportioned in certain Cases.

  75. LXXV.Saving of existing Interests.

  76. LXXVI.Declaration as to 1 & 2 W.4 c.45.

  77. LXXVII.Valuation of Ecclesiastical Revenues to be amended.

  78. LXXVIII.Appointment of additional Commissioners.

  79. LXXIX.How Vacancies to be filled up.

  80. LXXX.New Commissioners to subscribe Declaration.

  81. LXXXI.Commissioners not to be removeable.

  82. LXXXII.Notice of Meetings.

  83. LXXXIII.Ecclesiastical Commissioners to lay Schemes before Queen in Council, for carrying into effect the said Recommendations.

  84. LXXXIV.Queen in Council may make Order for carrying Schemes into effect.

  85. LXXXV.Orders need only refer to Act.

  86. LXXXVI.Orders gazetted to be of full Effect.

  87. LXXXVII.Copies of Orders to be laid before Parliament.

  88. LXXXVIII.Penalty for Neglect of Registration.

  89. LXXXIX.Fee to Registrar.

  90. XC.Provisions of 6 & 7 W.4 c.77 to extend to this Act.

  91. XCI.Office of Treasurer and Secretary.

  92. XCII.Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions continued.

  93. XCIII.Construction of the Terms "Canon" and "Minor Canon".

  94. XCIV.Act may be amended, this Session.

    1. Schedule

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