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Clerical Economics: Or, Hints, Rural and Household, to Ministers and Others of Limited Income, by a Clergyman of the Old School [j. Aiton].

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Clerical Economics: Or, Hints, Rural and Household, to Ministers and Others of Limited Income, by a Clergyman of the Old School [j. Aiton].

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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1842 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER III. THE GLEBE AND ITS MANAGEMENT. It would appear that ministers had glebes before they had manses. About the period of the eighth century, there was attached to each parochial church, a portion of ground for the use of the minister. This accommodation seems to have been bestowed upon the Popish parsons in Scotland also at an early period. By the thirteenth canon of the provincial councils of the Scottish clergy, it was enacted in the thirteenth century, that there be mansionem aliquant props ecclesiam, and under that description was comprehended not only a house, but a portion of ground. This portion of ground has long been distinguished in Scotland by the denomination of a glebe: and the term is to be found in title-deeds anterior to the Reformation. The original idea of assigning glebes to the clergy, seems to have been "to supply them, through this means, with conveniences suited to their situation, that they might be enabled, without unnecessary distraction, to attend to such ministerial occupations and literary pursuits as correspond with their character and professions." The first question which occurs is, What ministers are entitled to arable glebes ? And it is answered in the law books, 1st, That every minister of a country parish is entitled to an arable glebe. 2f/, That ministers of burghs or towns, who have no landward parish, have no legal right to a glebe. 3d, But that the claim ofministers of towns where there is a landward parish, seems to be admitted on all hands. Next, the questions occur, What quantity of ground does the law give, and what description of land is it ? The ...  
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