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[AS AMENDED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE.]

ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES.

Preamble recites Charter and Foundation of College, and Object of Bill.

Constitution of College of Christ of Brecknock; Sect. 1.

Government of College to be vested in Trustees nominated under Order of Court of Chancery, and Incorporation of same; 2.

Lands and Hereditaments to be discharged from Uses and Trusts of Charter of Henry the Eighth. Not to discharge present Holders or Representatives of deceased Holders from Pensions and Dilapidations; 3.

Endowment of College; 4.

Commissioners to provide Fund for the Restoration of Church and School Buildings; 5.

Payment in respect of past Rents and Profits; 6.

CLAUSE A. Ecclesiastical Commissioners to propose a Scheme to Court of Chancery for Establishment of College; 7.

Power to acquire and hold Site; 8.

Lands Clauses Consolidation Act incorporated herewith as to Purchase of Lands from Persons under Disability; 9.

In case of Removal of Collegiate Establishment Collegiate Church to become the Parish Church of Saint David's, Brecknock; 10.

Power to borrow Money; 11.

Powers of leasing and Management of Estates; 12.

For Investment of surplus Income; 13.

Application to Court to be "In the Matter of the College of Christ of Brecknock;" 14.

Costs; 15.

Residue of Property, except Lands and Pensions in Second Schedule, to remain vested in Ecclesiastical Commissioners and other Holders of same for the Time being; 16.

Power to Ecclesiastical Commissioners to set apart specific Prebends in commutation of Proportion of Profits reserved to College; 17.

Compensation to Bishop of Saint David's for Relinquishment of Lands, &c.; 18.

Offices of Lecturer, Treasurer, &c. to cease on passing of Act; 19. Power to transfer Prebends of College of Christ of Brecknock to College of Saint David's, Lampeter, and to transfer Saint David's College to Brecknock; also to annex College of Christ of Brecknock to College of Saint David's; 20.

Proviso as to Education in case of the Removal of the College to Brecknock; 21.

Power of Augmentation may be exercised as to Saint David's either

before or after Annexation with College of Christ of Brecknock; 22.

Reference to Act; 23.

SCHEDULES.

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BILL

[AS AMENDED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE]

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Provide for the future Regulation and Management and the permanent Endowment of "The College of Christ of Brecknock," founded by King Henry the Eighth, with permissive Powers to unite the same with Saint David's College, Lampeter.

[Note.-The Clause marked A. was added by the Select Committee.]

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HEREAS the College of Christ of Brecknock in South Preamble. Wales, was founded by King Henry the Eighth by His Royal Charter bearing Date the Nineteenth Day of January in the Thirty-second Year of His Reign, whereby, after 5 stating that His Majesty's Subjects dwelling in the Southern Part of Wales were unable by reason of their Poverty to educate their Sons in good Letters, and by reason of their Ignorance of the English Language were unable to understand those Laws and Statutes which they were bound to obey, and that the said 10 Foundation was intended to comprise a Grammar School and Divinity Lectureship, for providing Instruction both in Letters and Divinity, by competent Instructors, and Stipends or Commons for a certain Number of poor Scholars, His said Majesty did establish a Grammar School and Divinity Lectureship, and provide thereby gratuitous 15 Instruction, both in Letters and Divinity, by competent Instructors,

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and also Stipends or Commons for the Maintenance of a certain Number of poor Scholars, and by the aforesaid Charter the House or Priory of the Preaching Friars at Brecknock, and all Edifices, Lands, and Property which belonged to that Priory at the then late Dissolution thereof, were given and confirmed by His Majesty to the Bishop 5 of Saint David's and his Successors, and Power and Authority were given to the Bishop and all Prebendaries or Ministers of the College then existing at Abergwilly within the Diocese of Saint David's, of which the Bishop was Dean, and all Schoolmasters, Preachers, and other Persons, to frequent, inhabit, and abide in the Possessions of the 10 Priory, and Power and Authority were also given to the Bishop of Saint David's to transfer the Prebendaries and other Ministers of the College of Abergwilly to the College of Christ of Brecknock, and His Majesty did grant that all Lands, Advowsons, Hereditaments, and Rights belonging to the College of Abergwilly or the Fabric 15 thereof should be held and enjoyed by the Bishop and Prebendaries, to the Use, Support, and Maintenance of the College of Christ of Brecknock. And shortly after the Date of the said Charter the College of Abergwilly, with its Possessions and the Prebendaries and the Ministers thereof, were duly transferred to the College 20 of Christ of Brecknock: AND WHEREAS for many Years before and up to the Time of the passing of the Act of the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of Her Majesty, herein-after recited, the Collegiate Body of the said College of Christ of Brecknock consisted of a Dean, being the Bishop of Saint David's for the 25 Time being, and holding the Prebend of Llangadock and the Church or Parsonage of Mothvey in right of such Deanery, a Treasurer, formerly holding in right of that Office the Prebend of Llangammarch, but which Prebend by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, was severed from the said College, and 30 annexed to the See of Saint David's, a Precentor, holding in right of that Office the Prebend of Llanfynydd, a Chancellor, holding in right of that Office the Prebend of Llanbister, and Nineteen other Prebendaries, holding certain Prebends in right of their respective Offices, a Particular of all which said several Dignities, with the Endowments thereof, 35 and of several yearly Pensions accustomed to be paid therout for the Purposes of the said College, and which have been latterly applied in Payment of the Stipend of a Schoolmaster and Lecturer in Divinity for the said College, is set forth in the First Schedule to this Act: AND WHEREAS in process of Time the Church and Buildings belonging 40 to the said College have fallen into and are now in a State of Decay, and the annual Payments accustomed to be made by the said Dean and Prebendaries for the Purposes of the College are inadequate to place the Foundation upon an efficient Footing: AND WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Session holden in the Third and Fourth 45

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