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At the Court at Windsor the 13th day of

December 1843,

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England have, in pursuance of an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the third and fourth years of Her Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act for carrying into effect, with “ certain modifications, the fourth report of the “ Commissioners of Ecclesiastical Duties and « Revenues;" and of another Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the four and fifth years of Her Majesty's reign, intituled, “ An “ Act to explain and amend two several Acts “ relating to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners “ for England,” duly prepared and laid before Her Majesty in Council a scheme, bearing date the twenty-eighth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, in the words and figures following, that is to say:

« We, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, in pursuance of an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the third and fourth years of your Majesty's reign, intituled “An Act « for carrying into effect, with certain modifications, o the fourth report of the Commissioners of “ Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues;" and of another Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the fourth and fifth years of your Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act to explain and amend “ two several Acts relating to the Ecclesiastical ** Commissioners for England;" have prepared, and now humbly lay before your Majesty in Council, the following scheme, for effecting an exchange of certain advowsons between the Bishop of London and the Principal and Scholars of Brase-nose College, in Oxford.

“ Whereas it is enacted by the first-recited Act, that, with an especial view to the better care of populous parishes, arrangements may, from time to time, be made, by the authority therein provided, for improving the value or making a better provision for the spiritual duties of ill-endowed parishes, by means of such exchange of advowsons, or of such other alterations in the exercise of patronage as may be agreed upon by patrons, with the consent of the Bishop in every such case; and, by the secondly recited Act, it is enacted, that it shall be competent to the authority, in the first-recited Act provided, to make such arrangements, with respect to the exchange of advowsons or other alteration in the exercise of patronage, notwithstanding that such advowsons, or any or either of them, or such patronage, shall be vested in, or belong to, any ecclesiastical corporation, aggregate or sole: ! And whereas the Right Honourable and Right Reverend Charles James Bishop of London is, in right of his see, patron of the rectory of Weeley, in the diocese of London and county of Essex, and the Principal and Scholars of Brasenose College, in Oxford, are patrons of the rectory of Saint Matthew, Bethnal-green, in the same diocese, and in the county of Middlesex, and of certain of the churches within the parish of Saint Matthew, Bethnal-green, and would also be patrons of all other churches or chapels erected therein : “And whereas it has been made to appear to

us, that it is expedient, for the objects contemplated and intended by the said first-recited Act, and would be conducive to the interests of religion, to exchange the advowson or right of patronage of the said rectory of Weeley, for the advowson or right of patronage of the said rectory of Saint Matthew, Bethnal-green, so that the advowson and right of patronage of the said rectory of Weeley may, after such exchange as aforesaid, be vested in, and exercised by, the said Principal and Scholars; and the advowson and right of patronage of the said rectory of Saint Matthew, Bethnal-green, and the right of patronage and nomination of and to all churches and chapels now or hereafter erected within the said parish of Saint Matthew, Bethnal-green, may, in like manner, be vested in, and exercised by, the the said Charles James Bishop of London, and his successors, Bishops of London :

“ We, therefore, with the consent of the said Charles James Bishop of London, in testimony whereof he has signed and sealed this scheme, and also of the said Principal and Scholars, in testimony whereof they have hereunto affixed their corporate seal, do humbly recommend and propose, that such exchange of advowsons and right of patronage and nomination, respectively as aforesaid, shall be forthwith made and fully carried into effect.”

And whereas the said scheme has been approved by Her Majesty in Council; now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her said Council, is pleased hereby to ratify the said scheme, and to order and direct that the same, and every part thereof, shall be effectual in law immediately from and after the time when this Order shall have been duly published in the London Gazette, pursuant to the said Acts; and Her Majesty, by and with the like advice, is pleased hereby to direct, that this Order be forthwith registered by the Registrar of the diocese of London.

Wm. L. Bathurst.

At the Court at Windsor, the 13th day of

December 1843,

PRESENT, The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England have, in pursuance of an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the sixth and seventh years of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act for carrying into effect the reports of the “ Commissioners appointed to consider the state “ of the Established Church in England and Wales, with reference to ecclesiastical duties “ and revenues, so far as they relate to episcopal “ dioceses, revenues, and patronage;" and of an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the third and fourth years of Her Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act to carry into effect, with “ certain modifications, the fourth report of the " Commissioners of Ecclesiastical Duties and “ Revenues;” and of another Act, pased in the session of Parliament held in the fifth and sixth years of Her Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act « to alter and amend the laws relating to ecclesi“ astical houses of residence," duly prepared and

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laid before Her Majesty in Council å scheme, bearing date the twenty-eighth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, in the words and figures following, that is to say:

“ We, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for Eng. land, in pursuance of an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the sixth and seventh years of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled 6 An Act for carrying into « effect the reports of the Commissioners ap« pointed to consider the state of the Established • Church in England and Wales, with reference o to ecclesiastical duties and revenues, so far as “ they relate to episcopal dioceses, revenues, and “ patronage;" and of an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the third and fourth years of your Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act “ to carry into effect, with certain modifications, 6 the fourth report of the Commissioners of “ Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues;" and of another Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the fifth and sixth years of your Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act to alter and amend the law relating to ecclesiastical houses of residence," have prepared, and now humbly lay before your Majesty in Council, the following scheme, for affording compensation to the Bishop of Bangor for his immediate surrender of a benefice with cure of souls, accustomably held by the Bishops of Bangor as part of the revenues of the see of Bangor.

“ Whereas by the first-recited Act it is enacted, that, after the passing thereof, no ecclesiastical dignity, office, or benefice shall be held in commendam by any bishop, unless he shall so hold the same at the time of passing thereof, and that every commendam thereafter granted, whether to retain or to receive, and whether temporary or perpetual, shall be absolutely void to all intents and purposes:

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