Regium Donum

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The Regium Donum was an annual grant formerly voted by Parliament to augment the stipends of the Presbyterian clergy in Ireland. The Regium Donum originally began in 1673 during the reign of Charles II. The grant was then renewed and increased by King William III in 1690 as a reward for the loyalty of Presbyterians during the war in Ireland following the Glorious Revolution. It was discontinued in 1869.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Regium Donum". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.