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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1704 edition. Excerpt: ...collate the temppr$st upon any fit Person, and Endow it with sufficient maintenance proportio nable to the merit of the Person and the That at the Dissolution «f Abbys, Priorys and other Religious Houses, all 'such Rectorys Appropriated were fettled 'upon the Crown, no otherwise than the said Religious Persons formerly had en joyed them. And therefore,. quantity of the Tythes. 4.' That the Bishops Authority over 'Churches appropriate, was neither taken 4 away, nor any way infringed, either by the Common or Statute Law; but that 'he may now as lawfully appoint a com pent Augmentation out of the appropriate Tythes, where the Vicarage is not suffi ciently endowed, as any Bishop might formerly have done, while Abbys, Pri'orys, and other Religious Houses were 1 in being. sr'" 'Having thus fully informed himself, of his just Power in a matter of so high concernment for the advancement of Christian Religion, and the good of Souls, he resolved to put it in Practice, as far as God should enable him, and trust him with the event; tho' he knew it would be a matter of no small difficulty to revive a matter of that nature, that had laid buried in the Rubbish of Religious Houses, ever since their Dissolution. And because he was willing to shew his, own good example, as well as his pow er, Hebegan (as Charity directed him ) at home with Vhe Parish of Bishop Aukland, so called from one of his Houses, the Castle there, (wherein there then was &c. ) here he augmented the Stipend of the Mother Church from 16 R4 Pounds Pounds per Annum to Fourscore; and 'the Chappels belonging to it, from about 'six Pounds per Annum to Thirty; inten ding to extend the like Episcopal care in 'some proportion over all the rest of his 'Diocese. But this being such...
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