Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act 1847

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1847 c. 98
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Decimo & Undecimo. An Act to amend the Law as to Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction inEngland.

(10 & 11 Vict.) C A P. XCVIII.

[22d July 1847]

'WHEREAS much Inconvenience ensues from the continued Suspension of the Jurisdiction of the several Diocesan Courts inEngland within those Parts of the Dioceses which have been added thereunto under the Authority of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled Englandand Wales with reference to Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues, so far as they relate to Episcopal Dioceses, Revenues, and Patronage; and it is expedient that some Remedy be thereunto applied:' Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the Bishop of every Diocese in shall by himself or his Officers exercise throughout the whole of his Diocese as it now is or hereafter may be limited or constituted, save only in Causes and Matters testamentary or relating to the Administration of the personal Estate of Intestates, the same Jurisdiction and Authority which before the passing of this Act he or any Bishop lawfully could or might exercise by himself or his Officers within any Part of such Diocese.

S-II Officers of Diocesan Courts to account for all Fees, &c. received by them.

II Officers of Diocesan Courts to account for all Fees, &c. received by them.

II. And be it enacted, That the Officers of the several Diocesan and other Courts shall keep an Account in Writing of the gross and net Amount of all Fees, Allowances, Gratuities, Perquisites, and Emoluments received by them respectively on account of their several Offices or Employments in respect of any Causes or Matters arising within the Diocese which during the Continuance of the temporary Provisions of the first-recited Act were not within the Jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese or other Ecclesiastical Authority, and shall from Time to Time, once at least in every Quarter of a Year, and, on Demand, at any other Time, pay over the net Amount thereof to the Treasurer of the Governors of the Bounty of QueenAnne , to be by him carried to a separate Account, and retained until Parliament shall provide for the Appropriation thereof; and in case any Person required to pay over any Money under this Act shall die or resign or be dismissed from his Office while any such Money remains unpaid by him, the Executors or Administrators of the Person so dying, or the Person himself so resigning or dismissed, shall be required...

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