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The Property and Revenues of the English Church Establishment

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 Excerpt: ...leaving an annual deficiency of 82. A considerable part of the revenues was paid over every year to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners on account of vacant canonries. The comparative poverty of the cathedral made them numerous, for there were four in 1846; five in the succeeding four years; and six during the remaining two years. Manchester.--This modern cathedral establishment, substantially Manchester. endowed with real property. of ever-increasing value, saw its revenues rising from year to year during the septennial period. The land, it was reported, was all let out on building leases for ninety-nine years, and "no fines taken on their renewal," thus making the income "increase rapidly." The receipts and payments for the period were as follows: --Dividends, averaging nearly 6,000 per annum, were paid during the period to the dean and four canons, the former taking two aud each of the latter one share. Receipts and payments, it will be seen, were evenly balanced, the average of each being 7,153 per annum. Norwich. Norwich.--Nearly the entire income was derived from two sources, namely, fines on leases for years, and reserved rents, the first of these producing from 3,819 to 7,476 in successive years, and the second from 2,525 to 3,345. There were no revenues from fines on leases for lives. The following were the total receipts and payments of the septennial period: --The average annual receipts amounted to 9,280, and the average payments to 9,293, leaving an annual deficiency of 13. About one-half of the total expenditure consisted in dividends to the dean and three canons; while additional sums, varying from 664 to 1,407, were paid, on account of vacant cauonries, to... Hide synopsis

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