Leverington Rectory Act 1870

Cited as:1870 c. clv
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved


Leverington Rectory Act 1870

(33 & 34 Vict.) c. clv

An Act for making better provision for the Cure of Souls within the limits of the parish of Leverington, and of certain adjacent parishes, all in the county of Cambridge and the diocese of Ely.

[1st August 1870]

33 & 34 Vict."I The Levervngton Rectory Act, 1870. [Ch. clv.l CHAP. civ. An Act for making better provision for the Cure of Souls A.D. 187 , within the limits of the parish of Leverington, and of certain adjacent parishes, all in the county of Cambridge and the diocese of Ely. [1st August 1870.] W HEREAS Edward Harold, by Divine permission Lord Bishop of Ely, is the ordinary and patron in right of his "see of the rectory of Leverington, which is now vacant, and of the rectory of the adjacent parish of Newton with St. Mary in the Marsh (herein styled the rectory of Newton), of which the Rev. George Elwes Corrie, D.D., is the present rector, and of the vicarage of the adjacent parish of Wisbech St. Peter and St. Paul, of which the Rev. John Scott is the present vicar, and also of the vicarage of the adjacent parish of Wisbech St. Mary, of which the Rev. Philip Carlyon is the present vicar, all of which parishes are situate in the county of Cambridge : And whereas it is proposed that four new parishes, to bear respec tively the names following, (that is to say,) Gorefield, Parson Drove, Southea-with-Murrow, and Saint Augustine Wisbech, shall by this Act be formed principally out of the parish of Leverington, but in part out of the said adjacent parishes, and it is also proposed to provide for the endowment of such new parishes by the appropria tion as in this Act is mentioned of certain portions of the glebe of the rectory of Leverington, and by the appropriation of the annual sum. of one thousand four hundred and ninety-three pounds, or thereabouts, being part of the tithe commutation rentcharge belong ing to the said rectory (which rentcharge amounts in the whole to the annual sum of two thousand four hundred and ten pounds, exclusive of an annual*sum of five pounds charged upon the glebe), and of a further annual sum of two hundred and thirty-seven pounds fifteen shillings and twopence, being part of the tithe commutation rentcharge of the rectory of Newton^ and of a further fixed annual sum .of one hundred pounds by way of charge upon the residue of the [LocaL-455J\ A 1 J [Oh. civ.] The Levermgton Rectory Act, 1870. [33 & 34 Vict.] A.D. 1870 endowments of the said rectory of Newton, and of a fixed annual sum of one hundred pounds by way of charge upon the endowments of the said vicarage of Wisbech St. Peter and St. Paul, and by an annual grant of one hundred pounds from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for JBngland; and it is also proposed to borrow from the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the augmentation of the maintenance of the poor clergy, for the purposes herein-after specified, a sum of three thousand five hundred pounds upon the security of the benefice of Leverington, and of the benefices of the said four new parishes, such sum being rateably apportioned as in this Act is mentioned: + And whereas the said four proposed new parishes are respectively described in the first schedule hereto, and Gorefield only contains any part of the present parish of Newton: And whereas the consecrated church or chapel now existing at Parson Drove within the existing limits of the parish of Leverington is reputed to be a parochial chapel; and by a return dated fifth May in the eleventh year of the reign of Bang William III., and confirmed by royal mandate on the twenty-fourth October in the same year, made by certain commissioners appointed under a statute of the forty-third year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, after finding that a messuage and about one hundred and forty-one acres of land (which said messuage and hereditaments are herein-affcer called Parson Drove Chapel land) had been settled upon divers inhabitants of the parish or hamlet of Parson Drove upon godly and pious uses, it was ordered that the trustees for the time being should let the said hereditaments as therein mentioned, and dispose of the rents (with the consent of the curate or chaplain for the time being) in repairing the fabric of the chapel of Parson Drove, and in paying a sum not exceeding forty shillings a year for the relief of four poor aged persons, and should pay over the remainder of the rents (after deducting outgoings) to the curate or chaplain for his stipend; and certain persons therein named, being seven in number, were appointed supervisors and auditors to take the accounts; and it was ordered that; the curate or chaplain who at any time thereafter should be admitted to w serve the said cure should be nominated by the supervisors and auditors for the time being, or three at least of them, and by the trustees for the time being of such charity, or the greater number of such trustees, with such three supervisors and auditors at least, in writing under their hands and seals, and should be approved and allowed of by the bishop or ordinary for the time being of the diocese or see of Ely; and for continuing the succession of supervisors and auditors power was given to them, or to the survivors of: them when all should be dead but four, to nominate successors with: 2 [33 & 34 Vict.] The Levermgton Rectory Act, 187(3. [Ch. civ.] like powers;' and it was further ordered that the then' present A.D. 1870; sole surviving trustee of the charity should upon request-convey the premises to nine other inhabitants, by him to be elected, to hold-to them and to himself upon the trusts aforesaid, .and that when five of-the said trustees should be dead the survivors of them, at the request of the curate or chaplain for the time being, or two or more of the inhabitants, should convey the premises to themselves and five other honest and sufficient inhabitants upon the like trusts : And whereas the present supervisors, and auditors are "William Henry Desborough, Charles Watson Townley, John Richardson Fryer, and Frederic Morehouse Metcalfe; and the present trustees are John Peck; Richard Gunn, Samuel Nichols, and Joseph Kingerlev : And whereas the Rev. Frederic Jackson is the present curate or chaplain of the said church or chapel at Parson Drove: And whereas there is at Murrow within the present limits of the parish of Wisbech Saint Mary a chapel not yet consecrated, built on land reputed to be part of the vicarial glebe of Wisbech Saint Mary: And whereas the scheme of appropriation of the sums of tithe commutation rentcharge to be taken from the rectories of Levering-ton and of Newton respectively is specified in the second schedule hereto, and the said scheme has been arranged so that, as nearly as conveniently may be, having regard to the apportionment of the tithe commutation rentcharge, there should remain for Leverington, and be provided for the said four new parishes, the following annual sums; (that is to say,) for Leverington, nine hundred and seventeen pounds, part of its present tithe rentcharge; for Gorefield,, three hundred and forty-three pounds, part of the tithe rentcharge of Leverington, and two hundred and thirty-seven pounds, part of the tithe rentcharge of Newton, in addition to the before-mentioned sum of one hundred pounds, by way of charge upon the residue of the endowments of Newton; for Parson Drove, one hundred and fifty pounds, part of the tithe rentcharge of Leverington ; for Southea-with-Murrow, eight hundred pounds, part of the tithe rentcharge of Leverington; and for Saint Augustine Wisbech, two hundred pounds, part of the tithe rentcharge of Leverington : And whereas the glebe of the rectory of Leverington (which is subject to the before-mentioned tithe commutation rentcharge of five, pounds) con numbers A 2 3 umn [Ch. Civ.] The Leverington Rectory Act, 1870. [33 & 34 Vict.] r A.D. 1870* hereafter written, and the proposed future appropriation of such land is stated in the fourth column : No. on map. Quantity. Description. Future appropriation. 142 148 149 835 836 28 795a 1,448 A, E. P. 4 1 32 1 1 20 0 20 1 24 3 0 29 1 3 21 1 1 1 7 3 1 Fen Croft Churchyard Church Croft Gorefield Gorefield Pasture Gorefield Fen To remain annexed to Leverington. To be annexed to Gorefield. To vest in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in exchange for a sum of money to be applied for the benefit of Southea. Short title. Four new parishes to be constituted. And whereas consents to the passing of this Act have been given by the said Edward Harold Lord Bishop of Ely, by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, by the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne, by the said John Scott, by the said Philip Carlyon, by the said Erederic Jackson, and by the supervisors and auditors and also by the trustees of Parson Drove Chapel land: And whereas for promoting the greater efficiency of the Established Church it is expedient that the said proposals should be carried into effect, but such object cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and 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, as follows; (that is to say,) This Act may be cited as "The Leverington Rectory Act, 1870." Erom and after the passing of this Act, the parish of Leverington shall for ecclesiastical purposes consist of the area described in the first part of the first schedule hereto, and each of the four areas described in the second part of the said first schedule shall (subject, as to G-orefield and as to Southea-with-Murrow, to the proviso herein-after contained with respect to the consecration of the churches thereof, and subject also, as to Gorefield, as herein-after during the present incumbencv of Newt wi the Acts recited therein,, and the existing or intended churches...

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