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INDEX.

TO THE

DIRECTIONS TO CHURCH-WARDENS.

ABSENTEES, bound by majority at vestry, 32., 33, 49.

Account to be taken of Church Goods, 94.

Accounts, when to be rendered, 87, 88, and in not.

— disputes about, 88.

— exceptions to, 89.

— vouchers in support of, 89.

— as to Church Goods, 92, 94.

— of money once passed, cannot be controverted, except for fraud, 92.

— not so as to goods, 93.

— Spiritual Court, no jurisdiction to settle, 88, in not.

— may compel them to account, 94, in not.

— refusing to account, 92, in not.

— fraud in, 92.

— how allowed, 92, in not.

Actions, for the goods of the Church, in whose name to be brought, 78, 83, 84, 85.

— in what cases they will lie at the Church-warden’s suit, and where not. ibid, and 79, in not.

— limitation of, 37.

Additions, in the Church, by whose consent to be made, 31-36.

— in the Chancel, 36.

Agreements, made by Church-wardens, 29, and in not.

Arrests in Church or Church-Yard, 16, in not.

Aisle of the Church, 28, 68, in not.

— burial in, 76.

Altar Rails, 36, 38, 39.

Appeal against Church Rate, 57, 58, in not.

Articles, book of 1, in not.

Arms, coats of, 66.

Atchievements, 66, 7.

Behaviour at Church, 7, and in not. 27.

Bells, of the Church, 18, 27, 46.

— ringing, 98.

Benefice, sequestration of, 99, 101.

Bishop, the judge a what should be in the Church, 67.

— his power as to pews, 71.

151

Boundaries, of parishes, 47, 48.

Burial place, 75.

— in the Church, ibid. and 24, in not.

— in the aisle, ibid. and 76.

Burglary in the Church, 86.

Burying in the Church, 20, in not.

Chancel, 36, 70, in not. 74.

Chancery, how far it will aid the ecclesiastical jurisdiction, 47

Chapel of East, 23, in notis, and 58 in notis.

Chimes, 27, 36.

Chapelry, inhabitants of, liable to repairs of Mother Church, 2

Choice of Church-wardens, in whom, 39.

Churches, origin of, 1 in not. what 1 not.

— fabrick of, 28.

— freehold of the, 20.

— attendance at, 4, 10.

— behaviour at, 7, et in not.

— falling down, 26, in not.

— pulling down, 26, in not.

— profaning, 16.

— additions to, 31, 36.

— repairs of, 23, &c.

— goods of 85, 91.

— utensils of, 26 and 83.

— ornaments of, 27, 32, 34, 66.

— nuisance in, 36.

— trespasses in or against, 82, 83.

— damage done to, 82, &c.

— furniture of, damaged or removed, 84.

— legacies to, 85.

— vacancy of, 100.

— windows of; 67.

— seats, 68.

— lands of, 79, 82.

— what a Parish Church, 1, in not. and 59, in not.

— how privileged, 16, and in not.

— way, 24, 25.

— new ones in London, 41.

— consolidated, 60.

— by statute; 60.

— by common law, ibid.

— reasons for, 62.

— who may consolidate, 61.

Churches, union of, 60. Vide Consolidation of Churches.

Church-wardens, what, 1.

152

Church-wardens, who they must be, 43.

— exemptions, 41, 42, 43.

— how and when chosen 39, and in not 40.

— de facto, 83, in not.

— their oath, 45.

— refusing to swear, 45, in not.

— refusing to swear them, 45

— have no authority till sworn, 44.

— are lay persons, 1, in not.

— their duty as to civil governments, 194; in not.

— old ones remain ’till new ones chosen, 44, and. in not.

— Deputy, 45.

— indiscretion of, 30.

— punishment of, 18, in not. 44, in not. and 89 to 94, and in not.

— their indemnity, 19, 30.

— removal, 18, in not.

— how far a corporation, 29, 78, 82, 83.

— are overseers of the poor, 19.

— commitment of, 20, in not.

— accounting, 87, &c. to 94.

— action by, 78, and in not. 84, and in not. 85.

— action against, 18.

— fraud by, 90, 92, 93.

— in London, 82.

Church-ways, 24, 25.

Church-yard, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 91, 36,

— soil of, 20, 26.

— pasture of, 26.

— private door into, 24.

— fences of, 28, and in not.

— trees of, 26.

— fairs and markets not to be kept in, 16.

Clergymen, their duty, 15.

— abusing, 17.

— their authority, 20, in not.

Clock, 36.

Coats of arms, 66.

Communion table, 36, 39.

Consent, of the parishioners, 32, 33, 38, 49.

Consolidation of Churches, 60.

— by statute, ibid.

— by common law, 61.

— reasons for, 62.

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Consolidation of Churches, who may consolidate, 61.

Curate, 16.

— perpetual, 59, in not.

— Custom, as to choice of Church-wardens, 39, 40.

— as to collecting rates, 49, in not.

— how far it affects the affairs of the Church, 34 in not. and 41.

— as to making rates, 48, 59.

— of London, 21, 71, 82

Damages, to the Church, &c. 83-85.

Demeanour at Church, 9.

Deputy Church-warden, 45

Dial, 36.

Disbursements, by Church-wardens, 88, &c.

Disturbance in Churches, 7.

Dissenters, 5, 11.

Dissenting Ministers, 12.

— keeping school, 12.

Drunkenness, presentable, 2, in not.

Evidence of parishioners, 93, in not.

Exceptions to rate; 47, 57.

Excommunicated persons, 8.

Exemptions, from serving the office of Church-wardens, 41, 42, 43, and in not.

Exemptions from Rates, 58

Expenditures, by Churchwardens, 89.

Fabric, of the Church and Church-yard, 26-30.

Faculty, for pews, &c. 68-72.

— for ornaments, 34, in not.

— may be transferred with the messuage, 79 in not.

— for exchanging pews, 70, in not.

Fame, common, a caution concerning, 2, in not.

Fences, of the Church-yard, 28.

Fixtures, to the Church; 27, 28.

Frauds, by Church-wardens, 30, 90-93.

— Evidences of, 90, 91.

Furniture of the Church, damaged or removed, 83-85.

Gates of the Church-ways, 24.

Gallery, new, 34.

Glebes out of the parish, 50.

— exempt from rates, 50, 58.

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Glebes, terriers of, 94.

Goods of the Church, 79, 82, 83, 85, 86, 91.

Hamlet, 59.

Hat, Church-wardens, may take it off in Church, 7, in not.

Hatchments, see Atchievements.

Impropriator, how far liable to rates, 50, in not.

Indemnity of Church-wardens, 19, 30.

Inventory of utensils, 27.

Isle of the Church, 28, 68.

Keys, of Church Chests, 91, 96, 97.

— indiscretion of Church-wardens, 30.

Lands, given to the use of the Church, 79, &c.

— to what such gifts extend, 81.

Lease of the Church yard, 20, in not.

Legacies, to the Church, 85.

Licence of the Ordinary, necessary for additions in the Church, 37, 66.

— of school-masters, 13.

Light house, not liable to rates, 64, in not.

Limitation, as to restoring things omitted or let down, 37.

— of actions, 37.

London, Customs of, vide customs.

Lord’s-day, 9, 10, 11.

Lutherans, German, within the toleration act, 5, in not.

Majority of votes, binds absentees, 32, 33.

Mandamus, in what cases it will lie, 40, in not. and 44, 48, in not.

—return of, ibid.

Memorandums. of resolutions at vestry, 33, and 49, in not.

Ministers, their duty, 2, 16.

— abusing, 17.

— may present, if Church-wardens neglect, 3, in not.

Minutes, of vestry resolutions, 33, 49, and in not.

Monuments, 66.

Mother-church, 58, 59, in notis.

Notice, of Vestries, how given, 31 and in not.

Oath of Church-wardens, 45.

— its obligation, ibid.

— caution as to, 90, 91.

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Ordinary, see Bishop.

Organ, 34, in not.

Ornaments of the Church, 27, in not. 31, in not. 34, in not. 66.

— facility for, 34, in not.

— superstitious, 66.

Out-setter. cannot be a Church-warden, 43.

— how far chargeable to rates, 54.

Parish, what, 1, in not.

— in several counties, 47, 76.

Pasture of the Church-yard, 26.

Pennons, 67.

Perambulation of the parish, 47, 48.

Pews, 67, &c.

— by prescription, 68, 72.

— by faculty, 71.

— who has the ordering them, 71.

— in London, 75,

— how to be built, 72, 73.

— by whom to be repaired, 32, 72.

— to whom materials of, belong, 73.

— in the Chancel, 74, and in not.

— possession of, how far a title, 69, 70, in not.

— disturbance of enjoyment, 72, and in not.

Pictures, superstitious, 66.

Popish utensils, 27.

Preaching, 14, 15.

Presentments, 2.

— when to be made, 87.

— Register’s charge for, 3, in not.

— what to be presented, 14, 15.

Prescription, what, 37, 41.

— to be exempt from rates, 58.

— pews claimed by, 68-72.

Prohibition against suits in the spiritual court, 70, in not. 88, in not. 92, in not.

Quakers, 57, and in not.

Quest-men, what, 45, in not.

Rails to the Communion table, 36, 39.

Rate, Church-wardens, 46.

— how made, 48, 49, and in not.

— assessed, 53, 57.

— recovered, 47, and in not.

— not good to reimburse, 38, in not.

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Rate, neglecting to make, 51.

— collect, 51, 52.

— customs relating to, 48, 59.

— exceptions to, 47, 57.

— exemptions, 58.

— a personal tax, 53.

— who liable, 57.

— out-setters, how far liable to, 34.

— Parson or Vicar, how far liable to, 50:

— impropriator, 50, in not.

— paupers excused from, 51.

— prescription of exemption, 58.

— arrears of, 52.

— how far not good, 58.

Receipts, for money laid out where necessary, 88.

Recusants presentabie, 6, in notis.

Register books, 95, &c.

— copy of, for the Bishop’s Registry, 97.

Repairs, of Church and Church-yard, 23, &c.

— how anciently done, 22.

— of pews, 72, in not.

Resolutions of vestrys, 33, and in not. and 49 in not.

Restoring things omitted or neglected, 36, 37.

Robbery of the Church, 86, and in not.

Schedule of utensils, 27.

School-masters, 12, 13.

Seats in the Church, see pews.

— if fixed, a part of the fabric, 30.

— repair of, 67.

— regulation of, 67.

Select Vestries, 32, in not. 48, in not.

Stiles, of Church-ways, 24, 25.

Sequestration of benefice, 99, 101.

Sequestrators, their duty, 99.

Sidesmen, 45, 102.

Superstitious decorations, 66.

Suspension, 102.

Striking in Church or Church-yard, 8, in not.

Synods, 104.

Soil of the Church-yard, 20, 26.

Spiritual court, its jurisdiction as to Church-wardens, 94.

Sunday, 9, 10, 11.

157

Terrier, 94.

Tipling, presentable, 2, in not.

Tithes, exempt from rates, 50, 58.

Toleration act, 4, &c. and in not.

Trees, growing in the Church-yard, 26.

Trespasses against, or in the Church, 83.

Vacancy of the Church, 99.

Vestries, how called, 31.

— who may vote at, 32, 49.

— resolutions of, 33, 49.

— adjournment of, by whom, 39, in not.

— Select, 32, in not. 48, in not.

— Vicar, perpetual, 24, in not.

Visitation, 3, in not.

Votes at Vestry, whose good, 32, 48, in not.

— what binding, 32, 49, and in not.

Vouchers, for money laid out, 88.

Union of Churches, 60.

Utensils of Churches, 26, &c. 83.

Way, Church, 24, 25.

— how claimed, 24.

Windows, of Churches, painted, 67.

Worship, divine, attendance at, 4, 10.

FINIS

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