Queen Anne's Bounty

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Queen Anne's Bounty was a fund established in 1704 to augment the incomes of the poorer clergy of the Church of England. The bounty was funded by the tax (annates) on the incomes of all Church of England clergy, which was paid to the Pope until the Reformation, and thereafter to the Crown.

In 1890, the total amount distributed was £176,896.

On 2 April 1947, by the Church Commissioners Measure 1947, the functions and assets of Queen Anne's Bounty were merged with the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to form the Church Commissioners.[1]


The Queen Anne's Bounty Acts 1706 to 1870 is the collective title of the following Acts:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Church Commissioners". The Church Commissioners Measure 1947. Retrieved April 19, 2006. 
  2. ^ The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2

External links[edit]

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