Directions to Church-wardens for the Faithful Discharge of Their Duty: With Notes and Observations, and a Copious Index

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J. Walker, 1805 - Church officers - 148 pages

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Page 63 - ... put in the church for the memory of the deceased buried there, if regularly set up with the consent of the minister who hath the freehold, cannot be pulled down again, either by the churchwardens, minister, or ordinary, because they belong to the heir, and he will have his action upon the case against any that meddle with them (z), and so may also the churchwardens (a).
Page 103 - Provided always, and it is the true intent and meaning of this act, that all the laws made and provided for the frequenting of divine service...
Page 117 - First, a real composition is when an agreement is made between the owner of the lands, and the parson or vicar, with the consent of the ordinary and the patron, that such lands shall for the future be discharged from payment of tithes, by reason of some land or other real recompense given to the parson, in lieu and satisfaction thereof...
Page 5 - I AB do solemnly declare, in the Presence of Almighty God, that I am a Christian and a Protestant, and as such, that I believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, as commonly received among Protestant Churches, do contain the revealed Will of God; and that I do receive the same as the Rule of my Doctrine and Practice.
Page 56 - ... and not for the rest ; the custom cannot be good, for by the law all lands and houses are to be equally rated ; and their paying for some part can be no good cause for the discharge of the rest.
Page 42 - As soon as the churchwardens are sworn, they are then in the full power of their office ; and that which they are first to do is to survey the church, churchyard, and utensils ; and having taken an account of what repairs they want, and estimated, as near as they can, the charges which the said repairs may amount to, they are to levy an equal rate upon the parishioners for the defraying of it.
Page 103 - Lord's day, commonly called Sunday, shall be still in force and executed against all persons that offend against the said laws, except such persons come to some congregation, or assembly of religious worship, allowed or permitted by the act.
Page 115 - ... consisting of natural products, but nurtured and preserved in part by the care of man ; and of these the tenth must be paid in gross ; the third personal, as of manual occupations, trades, fisheries, and the like ; and of these only the tenth part of the clear gains and profits is due.
Page 12 - Religion shall obtain or hold the Mastership of any College or School of Royal Foundation, or of any other endowed College or School for the Education of Youth, or shall keep a School in either of, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Page 28 - ... do not enter on any great and chargeable repairs without first taking the advice of their neighbours, who are to bear the charges of them. But if they will act without any such advice, they have by virtue of their office full power and authority so to do ; and although they should be so indiscreet as to make repairs where there is no occasion for them, or so improvident as to lavish away more of the parish's money therein than need, yet if they have truly and honestly laid out the money, they...

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