Queen Anne's Bounty Mortgage Papers

Scope and Content

Queen Anne's Bounty mortage papers relating to parsonage houses no longer the property of the Church Commissioners, including correspondence, estimates, orders to pay and certificates. The papers are arranged alphabetically by parish in county groups within each diocese.

Administrative / Biographical History

Queen Anne's Bounty was a perpetual fund of first-fruits and tenths, established in 1704, used to augment poor ecclesiastical livings.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Peter Eaton in 1970.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54166-73.