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CIIURCII PROPERTY AND THE RUSSELLS. A correspondent sends us the following curious summary of such property: 1. Duakswell Abbey, in Devonshire, was granted to John Russell in the 26th of Henry VIII. Its annual value at the time of the grant, according to Speed, was X298 11 s. lOd. Probable present value per annum £ 19,000. 2. Tavistock Abbey, in Devonshire, was endowed at the sup- pression of the monasteries, according to Speed, with ari annual income of £ 902 5s. 7d. Present probable value, £ 57,712. Granted 31at Henry VIII. to John llussell. 3. Mountgrace Priory, in Yorkshire, valued at the dissolution at jE382 5s. lid. per annum. The site of this priory was granted in 32nd Henry VIII. to James Strangways; but a large share of the territorial property was giveu to John Lord Russell. Hough- ton on the Hill was attached to this priory. The present assessed annual value of this parish is nearly £ 5,000. This property has passed by marriage or purchase into other hands, but was origi- nally granted by Henry VIII. to John Lord Russell, and with other lands granted from Mountgrace Priory, would give a pro- bable present value of £ 13,000 per annum. 4. Castle Ilymel, or Finneshed, in the parish of Laxon, county of Northampton, valued at dissolution at £62 16s. Granted 3/Srd Henry VIII. to John Lord Russell. Probable present value £3,847 per aiiiiui-n. 5. Woburn Abbey, county of Bedford, valued at the dissolution at £ 430 13s. 1 Id. Granted in 1st Edward VI. to John Lord Rus- sell. Probable present value i:27,000 per annum. 6. Beaulieu Abbey, in New Forest, Hampshire. Annual value at dissolution, £ 428 6s. 8d. This was granted to Thomas Wriothesley. The famous hero of the Whigs, Lord William Russell (executed for treasor, in 1683), married a Lady Rachel Wriothesley, the heiress of her father's property, who wasade- scendent of the above Thomas Wriothesley so that the family of the deserving servant of Henry VIII. became eventually possessed of this tine portion of Church appropriation. Probable present value, £ 30.0 )0 per annum. 7. Mekhuurn, a pr,ceptory in the county of Bedford. Value at dissolution E242 9s. lOd. Granted 3rd Edward to John Earl of Russell. Probable present value £ 13,000 per annum. gt St. Pie ran, St. Kaveryu, or Kevran, in Cornwall.' The manor here, as parcel of the possession of Beaulieu Abbey, in Hampshire, was granted in 2nd Elizabeth to Fraucis Earl of Bed- ford. Value unknown. i. < 9. A house of Dominican or preaching friars, on the north side of the Cathedral of Exeter, granted at the dissolution to John Lord Russell. Now called Bedford House. Value unknown. 10. Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire. Value at the dissolution S411 12s. lid. Granted 3rd Edward VI. to John Earl of Bed- ford. There arc in the parish or manor of Thomey 19,000 acres of land, whose average annual value is twenty seven shillings per acre. Actual present value, therefore, £ 25,600. 11. Covent Garden. Value not known at the dissolution. Its probable present value is f;10,000 per annum. Total of Church property granted to that deserving servant of Henry VIII. John Uussell %ad to his family in money value of the present day:— Dunkswell Abbey, £ 19,000; Tavistock, £ o/,712 Mountgrace Priory, £ 13,000; Castle Hymel, £ 3,847 Woburn Abbey, £ 27 000; Melchburn Preceptory, XIS,000; Thorney Abbey, £25,600; Covent Garden, £ 10,000; St. Pleran, in Cornwall, and the property of the Dominican Frtars at Kxeter, probably £ 10,000. To these must he added Beaulieu, £ 20,000. Total, £ 199,:2118.-DoUlll,s Jerrold. SWEET AUBOURN, LOVELIEST VILLAGE OF TUB PLATV.-It. is stated that the vicar of Aubourn, whose income is set down in the Commissioners' return at £5-1, with a glebe house unht for residence, receives for the cure of souls in the attached township of Haddington the munificent sum of one pound eight shillings yearly I All the spiritual duty is stated to be performed by this inheritor of apostolic poverty. But Haddingon is partly situated ic Aubourn and partly in South Hyckham, and it is stated that the Rector of South Hyckham receives allllually from the town- ship of Haddington £ 120, but is never by any remote chance traced on a spiritual mission in the township. Thus the clerical rule would appear to be the rule o! coiitrt(lietion- i;o work and ali pay, and all work and no pay.— Stamford Mercury.

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