Q is for Queen Anne’s Bounty

Queen Anne’s Bounty was a fund established in 1704 by Queen Anne to reinstate tithes that had been appropriated by Henry VIII. The money collected was usually given to the less well off clergy, to supplement their stipend. In 1948, Queen Annes Bounty and the Ecclesiastical Commission were formed into the Church Commission for England. A good deal of interesting information is on their website.

The National Archives hold a document (IR/104/13/25) known as a Record of Ascertainments, drawn up in 1936 as a result of The Commutation Act, when Queen Anne’s Bounty liability was also assessed. Buckland Brewer was liable for the rent charge of £37 10/- in respect of Queen Anne’s Bounty.


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