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1775. Excerpt: ... THE GREAT BENEFIT OF CHURCH AND COLLEGE TENURES
TO POPULATION AND SOCIETY. ESTATES held under ecclesiastical lords,
collegiate, and corporate bodies, are at this time one of the
greatest supports this country has for its population.
Notwithstanding little farms are engrossed, and cottages demolished
upon other estates, theirs, from the nature of the tenure, still
remain nearly the same; and continue to yield their proportion of
that advantage, which this country formerly derived from smaller
farms than now subsist. Upon manors where any of the
beforementioned bodies preside, a life no sooner drops, in an
estate held under them, than they are ready to fill up the vacancy,
in savour of the heirs of its former possessor; for having only a
life-interest in it, or perhaps not so much, as preferment often
removes them, they are glad to seize all immediate benefits which
accrue, and never look forward, like a lay-lord, to the future
advantage which his family may acquire, by waiting for the
reversion after the existing lives; For these reasons, upon manors
of this sort, population must, and does wear a better face, than in
other districts. When a man is a copyhold, or a lifeleasehold
tenant, it gives a stronger spur to his industry, than when he is
tenant at will, or on a short term of years, to the same quantity
of land. He will be encouraged to undertake improvements, and will
obtain a much greater produce. He will also be better enabled to
marry, and much encouraged to do it; because he he has the means to
support a family, and to make some provision for them, in case any
accident should happen to himself; When young women arc lest with
little estates of this sort, they are the better enabled to provide
themselves suitable husbands. These estates, preserving ...
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