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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.

Ecclesiastical Commissioners to propose Scheme for Appointment of Governors and Constitution and Regulations of College; 7.

Subject to Approval of Court of Chancery; 8.

Power to Court of Chancery to make new Rules; 9.

Power to acquire and hold Site; 10.

Power to Persons under Disability to convey; 11.

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

Power to borrow Money; 13.

Powers of leasing and Management of Estates; 14.

For Investment of surplus Income; 15.

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Power to apply to Court of Chancery for Alteration of Statutes and Regulations; 16.

Application to Court to be "In the Matter of the College of Christ of Brecknock;" 17.

Costs; 18.

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; 19.

Power to Ecclesiastical Commissioners to set apart specific Prebends in commutation of Proportion of Profits reserved to College; 20.

Compensation to Bishop of Saint David's for Relinquishment of Lands, &c.; 21.

Offices of Treasurer, &c. to cease on passing of Act; 22.

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; 23.

Proviso as to Education in case of the Removal of the College to Brecknock; 24.

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

before or after Annexation with College of Christ of Brecknock; 25. Reference to Act; 26.

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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 Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted in 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, and

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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 of Christ of Brecknock: 20 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 Time being, and holding the Prebend of 25 Llangadock and the Church or Parsonage of Mothvey in right of such Deanery, a Treasurer, being also the Bishop of Saint David's for the Time being, formerly holding in right of that Office the Prebend of Llangammarch, but which, 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 Twenty 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 Years

Years of the Reign of Her Majesty, intituled "An Act to carry 3 & 4 Vict. "into effect, with certain Modifications, the Fourth Report of the c.113. "Commissioners of Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues," the Deanery of the said College will on the next Vacancy thereof become sup 5 pressed, and all the Lands, Tithes, Tithe Rentcharges, and other Hereditaments (excepting any Rights of Patronage), and all other Emoluments and Endowments belonging to the said Deanery, will on such Avoidance become absolutely vested in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and all the Lands, Tithes, and other Hereditaments 10 (excepting Rights of Patronage) belonging to the respective Dignities or Offices of Treasurer, Precentor, Chancellor, and the several Prebendaries or other Officers of the said Collegiate Church (except as to such Parts thereof as are permanently annexed to the said Bishopric) have already, as to such of the said Dignities and Offices as 15 were vacant at the passing of this Act or have since become vacant, and as to all others will immediately upon the next Vacancies thereof respectively, become vested absolutely in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, and their Successors, for the Purposes of the said Act, subject nevertheless to such Leases as at the respective Times of 20 such Vacancies occurring were or shall be subsisting and in force; but in the said Act is contained a Proviso that nothing therein contained should in any Manner apply to or affect any Dignity, Office, or Prebend which was permanently annexed to any Bishopric, Archdeaconry, Professorship, or Lectureship, or to any School, or the 25 Mastership thereof: AND WHEREAS Eleven of the Prebends in the said Collegiate Church have become vacant, and are so distinguished in the First Schedule to this Act, and all the Lands, Tithes, and other Hereditaments constituting or belonging to the said last-mentioned Prebends (excepting Rights of Patronage) have become vested 30 (subject to the subsisting Leases affecting the same) in the said Ecclesiastical Commissioners, for the Purposes of the said Act: AND WHEREAS, in order to provide for the Restoration of the Fabric of the said Collegiate Church and Buildings to a proper Condition of Repair, and for augmenting the Endowment thereof, with a view to carry 35 out in an efficient Manner, and with greater Advantage, the Purposes for which the said College was founded by the said Royal Charter, as in this Act is before expressed, a Proposal has been agreed upon by the said Ecclesiastical Commissioners and the Right Reverend Connop Thirlwall, D.D., the present Bishop of 40 Saint David's and Dean of the said Collegiate Church, that the Lands and Hereditaments situate at Brecknock, described in the First Part of the Second Schedule to this Act, at present held by the said Bishop, and also the said Prebend of Llangadock and Parsonage of Mothvey, respectively described in the Second 45 Part of the said Second Schedule to this Act, (whether the 309.

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