Bounty, Queen Annes

Bounty, Queen Anne's the profits of the firstfruits and tenths, which were anciently given to the pope, transferred in the reign of Henry VIII to the king, and restored to the Church by queen Anne, who caused a perpetual fund to be established from the revenue thus raised, which was vested in trustees for the augmentation of poor livings under £50 a year. This has been further regulated by subsequent statutes; but as the number of livings under £50

was at the commencement of it 5597, averaged at £23 per anuum, its operation is very slow.

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