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So much os any Acts as restrains she Application of Funds for rebuilding Churches to Parilh.es

where no Service has henn performed £br 20 Years Repealed as to (."hurdles and Chapels for the buiMinsr of which Money sliall he advanced on Loan under ihis Act.

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or any other Act or Acts in force in Ireland, shall be as good, valid and effectual, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as if the Application of the fame had been originally so directed at the Time when the said Monies, Securities and Funds were placed in the Trust or under the Controul or Management of the said Trustees and Commissioners; any Thing in any Act or Acts in force in Ireland, or any Law, Usage, Custom, Grant, Matter or Thing to the contrary notwithstanding.

II. And be it further enacted, That so much and such Parts of any Act or Acts in force at the Time of the passing of this Act, as limits and restrains the Application of anv Grant or Appropriation by Parliament of any Sum or Sums of Money granted to the said Trustees and Commissioners of First Fruits for the building new Churches and rebuilding old Churches in such Paristies wherein no publick Service has been performed for Twenty Years last past, shall be and the same is and are hereby repealed, so far as relates to Churches or Chapels, for the building or rebuilding whereof any Advance by Loa;: shall be made under the Provisions of this Act; and from and after the passing; of this Act it shall and may be lawful for the said Trustees and Commissioners to appropriate all Sum and Sums of Money in their Hands to the building and rebuilding such Churches and Chapels as well in Parishes where publick Service shall have been performed in the Course of Twenty Years preceding the Time of the several Grants and Appropriations aforesaid as in any other Parish whatsoever; any Thing in the said Acts or any of them to the contrary notwithstanding.

III. And be it further enacted, that whenever, under any Act or Acts in force in Ireland, such Measures shall have been had and taken concerning the erecting of any new Church or Chapel, or the rebuilding of any Church or Chapel in any Parish or Place in Ireland, so that such Erection or Rebuilding may by Law be proceeded upon, and an Application in Writing shall be made to the said Trustees and Commissioners of the First Fruits in Ireland, by the Ordinary of the Diocese, or by the Minister and Churchwardens of the Parish or Place in which it lhall be propoled and intended that any such Church or Chapel shall be erected or rebuilt, or by any Two Protestant Inhabitants of Inch Parish or Place, accompanied by a Plan and Estimate of the Kxpence of such proposed Erection or Rebuilding approved by the Ordinary of the Diocese, it shall and may be lawful for the laid Trustees and Commissioners from Time to Time, and by such Instalments and Proportions as the said Trustees and Commissioners shall think proper, to advance to the Persons so applying, out of the Mo::i?s and Funds intrusted to the Care of the said Trustees and Commissioners, the Whole or any Part of such Sum or Sums of Money as according to such Plan and Estimate the said Trustees and Commissioners mall think fit and proper to be applied in the Erection or Rebuilding of any such Church or Chapel respectively, in Manner herein-after mentioned.

IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Trustees and Commissioners (if they shall think fit) to require from the Party or Parties so applying good and sufficient Security by the Bond of the said Partie?, or by the Bond or Bonds of One or more Surety or Sureties, or other Person or Persons, in sufficient Penalties for the due Application of the Money so to be

advanced,

advanced, or for refunding to the said Trustees and Commissioners so much thereof as shall not be actually expended in such Erection or Rebuilding within Two Years after such Money shall have been advanced; or if the said Trustees and Commissioners shall not think it sit or necessary to require such Security, it shall be lawful for the said Trustees and Connnissionars to advance such Sum or Sums of Money without such Security; and if the said Trustees and Commissioners shall be of Opinion that it is sitting a.id expedient that any Sum or Sums of Money so to be advanced, or any Part thereof, ihrmld be advanced by way of Loan to, and shouiu be repaid by the Parish or Place in which such Church or Chapel so erected or rebuilt shall be erccled or situate, then and in such Case it shall and may be lawful for the said Trustees and Commissioners to require and take such Security hy Bond for the repaying of such Sum or Sums of Monev so advanced, or such Part or Proportion thereof as shall be expressed in such Bond or Security, in Manner and at the Times following; (that is to fay) Six Pounds per Centum of the Sum so advanced (or such Part thereof as shall be to be repaid as aforesaid) on the First Day of July next after the Expiration of One Year from the Day on which such Sum or Sums shall be so advanced, or within Twenty-one Days next after; Six Pounds per Centum more of such Sum on the First Day of July in every succeeding Year (or within Twenty-one Days after), until Ninety-six Pounds per Centum of the Sum so advanced (or such Part thereof as shall be to be repaid as aforesaid) shall be repaid; and the remaining Four Pounds per Centum ot such Sum on the First Day of July (or within Twenty-one Days after) in the Year succeeding that in which the last Instalment of Six Pounds per Centum shall have been paid as before mentioned: Provided always, that no Interest shall be paid for or upon any Sum so advanced by the said Trustees and Commissioners under this Act, or for or upon any Part thereof, unless the Payment of the said Instalments shall be deferred beyond the Days and Times on which they shall have severally become due: Provided also, that no Sum of Money shall be advanced otherwise than by way of Loan according to the Provisions of this Act, towards the building or rebuilding of a Church in any Parish wherein Divine Service shall have been performed within Twenty Years then last past; save and except towards building Chapels of Ease in such Parishes where they may be built under an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the Sixth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An AB far the better Maintenance os Curates within the Church of Ireland; and by an Act made in the Parliament of Ireland in the First Year of his late Majesty King George the Second, for explaining and amending the fame ; for the Erection of which Chapels the faidTrustees are hereby empowered to advance Money as they may for erecting any other Churches by this Act.

V. And be it further enacted, That whenever Security shall be taken by the said Trustees and Commissioners for the Repayment of any Sum or Sums of Money so advanced,or any Part thereof, by such Instalments of Six Pounds per Centum and Four Pounds per Centum as aforesaid, the Parish or Place in which the Church or Chapel so erected or rebuilt shall be situate, and which shall by Law be bound to the Repair of such Church or Chapel, (hall be required ar i bound to repay the said several Sums of Money, for the Repayment of

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wliich such Security shall have been given as aforesaid by the said several annual Instalments of Six Pounds and Four Pounds per Centum in Manner aforesaid; and that the Amount of the said annual Instalments or Sum or Sums of Money shall be from Time to Time assessed, applotted, levied and raised in such Parish or Place in such Manner, and with all such Powers and Remedies for the assessing, applotting, raising and levying of the fame in all Respects, as is or are provided for the assessing, applotting, raising and levying of any Sum or Sums of Money, Rate, Parish Cess or Tax, for repairing, building, or rebuilding of any Church or Chapel, or other necessary Charges belonging to such Church or Chapel, under or by virtue of any Act or Acts in force in Ireland at the Time of the passing of. this Act; and that all Churchwardens and Vestries shall have the like Power to assess all Parishes and Places^ and to applot and levy such Assessments and be accountable for the fame, and to do all Matters and Things for the assessing, applotting, railing and levying of such annual Instalments or Sams of Money so to be payable as aforesaid in all respects whatsoever, as they now have respectively, touching^ or concerning any Rate or Rates, Sum or Sums of Money, Parish Cess or Tax, for the repairing, building, or rebuilding of any Church or Chapel, or any other necessary Charge belonging to such Church or Chapel, under or by virtue of any such Act or Acts as aforesaid.

VI. 'And whereas by an Act passed in the Forty-third Year of

• His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Ad far granting to Hit
'Maj.Jly the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds for building Glebe Houses in
'Ireland', it is enacted, that by or out of such Monies as shall at any
Time or Times be or remain in the Receipt of the Exchequer of
Ireland of the Consolidated Fund, there shall and may be issued by the
Order of the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors
of Ireland as he or they shall think fit, from Time to Time, free of
Interest, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding Fifty thousand
Pounds Irish Currency, to the said Trustees and Commissioners of the
said First Fruits, to be by them applied as in the said Act is
mentioned: • And whereas by an Act made in the Forty-seventh
« Year of His present Majesty's Reign, the said recited Act of the
'Forty-third Year was altered and amended: And whereas no Part of

* the said Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds has yet been issued, and it
'is expedient to amend the said Acts ;' be it therefore enacted, That
so much and such Parts of the said Acts, or either of them, as direct
the Manner of issuing the said Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, and
the Conditions of advancing the fame, (hall be and the fame is and
are hereby repealed.

VII. And be it further enacted, That whenever and so often as the said Trustees and Commissioners of the First Fruits in Ireland shall certify by Writing under the Hand and Seal of the Treasurer of the said Trustees and Commissioners, to the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland, that they the said Trustees ami Commissioners have thought it fitting and expedient that a Sum of Money should be advanced, specifying the Amount thereof, for the erecting or rebuilding of any Church or Chapel, specifying the Parish or Place in which such Church or Chapel is to be erected or is situate,or for the Building, Erection, or the Purchase of a Glebe House aud Office*'

or for the Purchase of Glebe Lands or Impropriations, specifying the Parish or Place in which the same are to be erected or purchased respectively, together with a Statement of the Sum which such Trustees and Commissioners require to be advanced on account thereof, it (hall and may be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer, or for the said Commissioners of the Treasury, to advance and pay to the said Trustees and Commissioners of the First Fruits, out of the Consolidated Fund of Ireland, the net Sum contained and specified in such Certificate and Statement as necessary to be then advanced for the said Purposes respectively, without any further or other Warrant or Authority whatsoever to be had in that Behalf, whether such Sum shall be required to be advanced for the Purpose of building or rebuilding any Church or Chapel, or for the Purpose of building any Glebe House, or of purchasing any Glebe Land or Glebe House or Impropriations respectively: Provided always, that the Money so advanced by the laid Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, shall not in the Whole at any Time amount to more than the said Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, granted by the said recited Act of the Forty-third Year aforesaid.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That every Bond which shall be taken by the said Trustees and Commissioners for Money to be advanced by the said Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury by virtue of this Act, shall be made payable to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and shall, within One Calendar Month after the same (hall be entered into, be transmitted by the said Trustees and Commissioners to the said Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury, and the Repayment of all Sums for which such Bond (hall be given as Security shall be from Time to Time made into the Receipt of the Exchequer of Ireland according to the Conditions of the said Bonds respectively ; and if such Sums of Money shall not be duly paid respectively, the said Bonds (hall and. may be put in Suit from Time to Time under the Orders of the said Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, or any Three of them; and if the said Trustees and Commissioners of First Fruits (hall deem it advisable and expedient to apply the Amount of such Money so repaid in the further Execution of this Act, or any other Act or Acts as aforesaid, it (hall and may be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury again to advance and pay to ths said Trustees and Commissioners of First Fruits the Whole or any Part of the Sum or Sums so repaid on like Certificate, and in like Manner and for the like Purposes as are hereinbefore specified and enacted, and so from Time to Time as often as any Sum or Sums shall be so repaid, and shall remain and be unapplied, and (hall be required to be applied by the said Trustees and Commissioners to the Purposes of this Act or the said Acts respectively.

IX. And be it further snacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to limit or restrain the Power now vested by Law in the said Trustees and Commissioners to grant or give any Sum or Sums of Money gratuitously to any Incumbent for the Purpose of enabling or assisting him to build, repair, or improve any Glebe House in or upon the Benefice, Parish or Union of which he shall be Incumbent, whether such Incumbent (hall or shall «>t have received a Loan to he in part applied to the said Purposes

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Bond (hall be
transmitted to
the Treasury,
and ali Money
so advanced
shall be repaid
into the Trea-
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be re-iilued and
applied to the
Purposes of
this Act.

This Act (kail not obstruct or alter the Law J in force for building Glebe Houses, &.C.

from the said Trustees and Commissioners under and by virtue of the Authority of this Act, nor to obstruct, annul, make void or alter the Laws now in force in Ireland for building, repairing and improving Glebe Houses, or any of them, save as herein-before mentioned, but that Incumbents, in cafe they ihall think proper to proceed under and according to the said Laws, may do so, in the same Manner as if this Act had not been made. Tnsti Act.«, X. 'And whereas by an Act made in the Parliament of Ireland in

b U. 1. c. is. < the £jghth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the 'First, intituled, An AS for letter enabling the Clergy having Cure of 4 Souls to reside on their Benrfices, and for the Encouragement of Pro4 tcjlant Schools, the said Trustees and Commissioners of First Fruits are 'empowered by ar.d out of the First Fruits to pay any Sum not 'exceeding One hundred Pounds Sterling to any Incumbent, his 4 Executors, Administrators or Assigns, towards reimbursing the

* Charge which such Incumbent may have been at in having built 4 a convenient Dwelling upon the Glebe belonging to his Benefices 5 4 And whereas by an Act made in the Parliament of Ireland in the

11&12G. a. 'Eleventh and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, ins. 16. * tituled, An Ad for ercBing Parochial Chapels of Ease in Parishes

4 of large Extent, and making such Chapels and those that are a/ready

* ereSed perpetual Cures, and for making a proper Pro-vision for tie

* Maintenance of perpetual Curates to officiate in fame, and for mah

* ing appropriate Parishes perpetual Cures, the said Trustees and Com4 miffioners of First Fruits are required to grant to Curates of perpetual

* Curacies a Sum not exceeding One hundred and fifty Pounds, to 'build a Glebe House in Manner and upon the Conditions in the 4 said Acts respectively mentioned: And whereas it is expedient 4 that the said Sums respectively should be increased in certain Cases:'

Sunutobe Be it therefore enacted, that where the annual Value of any Benefice allowed for shall not exceed the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, it shall be lawful

building Glebe £or tj,e fc^ Trustees to pay any Sum not exceeding Four hundred /' Pounds; and where the said annual Value shall exceed the Sum of

Two hundred Pounds, and not exceed the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, to pay any Sum not exceeding Three hundred and Fifty Pounds; and where the said annual Value shall exceed the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, and not exceed the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, to pay any Sum not exceeding Three hundred Pounds; and where the said annual Value shall exceed the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, and not exceed the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds, to pay any Sum not exceeding Two hundred and Fifty Pounds; and where the said annual Value shall exceed the Sum - of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds, and not exceed the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, to pay any Sum not exceeding Two hundred Pounds; and for every Benefice, the annual Value of which shall not exceed the Sum of One hundred Pounds, and for every perpetual Curacy, to pay any Sum not exceeding Four hundred and Fifty Pounds, as the said Trustees in their Discretion shall think fit; to any Incumbent or perpetual Curate, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, towards defraying the Charge which such Incumbent or perpetual Curate may incur or have been at in building any such Dwelling-house; and it shall and may be lawful for the said Trustees and Commissioners, and they are hereby empowered to pay any of the said respective Sums in advance, and in- such- Proportions, and by

such

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