HC Deb 22 May 1912 vol 38 cc2055-6W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any of the Crown livings in Wales and Monmouthshire have been sold during the last twenty years; and, if so, will he state the value of the livings and the amount that has been received for them?


It is not easy to define a "Crown living," as the term may include livings in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, who has the right of presentation to benefices in the patronage of the Crown which do not exceed the annual value of £20 a year in the King's books. By a special Act (26 and 27 Vict., c. 120) the Lord Chancellor was given powers to sell certain kinds of livings, and under that Act it appears that seven livings in Welsh dioceses have been sold. The value at the time of sale cannot be stated, as it would depend on the age of the incumbent at the time. The following is a table of the advowsons sold:—

I. Under First Schedule.
Advowson. County. Price. Gross Income.
£ £ s. d.
Grosmont Monmouth 1,200 222 17 2
Herbrandston. Pembroke 2,200 264 0 0
Ilston Glamorgan 2,222 284 13 0
Pwllcrochan Pembroke 1,100 203 14 4
II. Under 23rd and 24th Sections.
Kegidoc Denbigh 2,500 292 12 6
Montgomery Montgomery 4,000 516 11 9
In diocese of Hereford.
St. Martin Salop 3,370 373 0 0
In diocese of St.Asaph.