HC Deb 02 April 1868 vol 191 cc701-2

said, he wished to ask the Judge Advocate, Whether the Ecclesiastical Commissioners admit that the benefice of Kilpec, in the county of Hereford, has a local claim upon them for a grant in augmentation; and, if so, why no grant has yet been made to the benefice, although its income does not exceed £10 per annum?


replied that Kilpec had at present no local claim. All the property in the parish in the possession of the Commissioners came within the special exception contained in the 12th Section of the Act of 1860. No local claim would accrue until the estimated expiration of a lease which was held for three lives, two of which were under thirty years of age. At such expiration the Commissioners were bound to consider the wants and circumstances of the place. Kilpec had no claim in respect of population, which is only 267.