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lowships, the space of time between one annual audit and another shall be considered as a complete year, notwithstanding it may exceed or not amount to three hundred and sixtyfive days.
And whereas Fellowships are liable to be vacated in divers modes, according to the Charter and these Statutes; It is hereby declared, That every Fellowship shall continue, to all intents and purposes, till the annual audit day next ensuing the day on which the cause of such vacancy shall happen, whether it be death, marriage, resignation, or whatsoever other cause: and the vacancy shall not be considered to happen or take place, to any intent or purpose whatsoever, till the audit day next ensuing; but such Fellow (or in case of death his personal representative) shall be entitled to receive the stipend and all other payments for the year, which would become due to him at such audit. But whenever the cause of vacancy happens on the audit day itself, the vacancy shall take place immediately, and the Fellowship cease and determine on that day to all intents and purposes.
The regulations contained in these Statutes respecting the election of Fellows, and the period of commencement and determination of their Fellowships, shall not be in force till after the erection of the necessary buildings, and the nomination of the remaining thirteen Fellows according to the Charter, but after that time the regulations contained in these Statutes, with respect to the determination of Fellowships,
shall shall apply to the Fellows then or before that time elected of nominated, as well as to those Fellows who shall be elected in all future times. . .
And whereas persons elected to Clerical Fellowships are by Page 21. the Charter directed, if not in holy orders at the time of election, to take holy orders within six months after their election; It is hereby ordained, That every such person shall either produce his Letters of Orders, together with his other Certificates, at the time of examination, or else exhibit them to the Senior Member resident in College, some time within such six months, otherwise his Fellowship shall at the end of that period be ipso facto vacated.
Every person elected to a Clerical Fellowship shall immediately enter his name, and specify that he is a Clerical Fellow, in a book to be kept for that purpose. And whereas it appears by the Charter, that the Lay Fellowships shall be given to the Students of Law or Physic, and penalties of forfeiture are imposed on such Lay Fellows, in either of those lines, who do not proceed in their respective professions; but it is not expressly provided, that every Lay Fellow shall be obliged to place himself in one or other of those lines; by reason of which any Lay Fellow, by neglecting to engage in any profession, might protect himself from the operation of fuch penalties: to obviate this evil, it is hereby ordained, That every Lay Fellow shall, within twelve months after his election, enter his name in the said book, as a Fellow either J in
in the Medical or Law line; and, according to such entry, shall be reputed and considered as in the Medical or Law line, for the purpose of subjecting him to such penalties, and all other purposes whatsoever.
And whereas the appointments of the Clerical Fellows may continue for life, and, from the nature of their sacred' profession, they are not only enabled to pursue their studies and exercise their functions within the University, but are also well qualified thereby to execute several of the offices in the College, and to superintend the education of the Under Graduates; it is therefore ordained, That such Clerical Fellows shall reside in the College two-thirds of Michaelmas and Lent Terms, and the first half of Easter Term; and that in case of wilful default therein, they shall forfeit one-half of the yearly stipend of their Fellowships.
And whereas the Lay Fellowships are only designed as a temporary assistance to those who are in the active pursuit of the professions of Law and Physic, which professions in general confine the attention arid fix the residence of their members at a distance from the University, it is ordained, That no residence in the College whatever shall be required of such Fellows in respect of their Fellowships. And it is further ordained, That the power given by the Charter Page to suspend the vacancies of Fellowships under certain circumstances there specified, shall not be extended to more than two Fellows living at one time.
The Fellowships, whether Clerical or Lay, shall be vacated by the possession of permanent annual income of any description, to the amount of four times the annual value of the stipend for the time being; and for that reason every Fellow, before the receipt of his stipend, shall make and subscribe the same declaration as to his income with reference to the value of his Fellowship, as is required of the Scholars with reference to the value of their Scholarships; and on refusal by any Fellow to make and subscribe such declaration, or making the same falsely, his place and office shall become vacant; provided that the Members first appointed by name in the Charter, shall not vacate or forfeit their places in the College, by reason of the possession of any property as above respectively directed, but only forfeit thereby their right to the receipt of any stipend or other payment in respect of such places.
And whereas the wisest and most just provisions for securing the advantage of an impartial examination and election, may be defeated by a practice of solicitation of votes on the one hand, and engagement on the other; to prevent abuses of that kind from ever arising within this College, it is ordained as a fundamental law, That any Candidate for a Fellowship or Scholarship^who shall, directly or indirectly, by himself or through another person, ask or solicit the vote or favour of any Elector in any examination or election, shall be ipso facto ineligible to any Fellowship or Scholarship at that election.;
and and any Elector who shall, directly or indirectly, by himself or through another person, promise or engage his vote or favour at any examination or election for any Fellowship or Scholarship, shall ipso facto be disqualified from voting at such election.
OF THE CHAPLAINS.
There shall be two Chaplains appointed for the performance of Divine Service within the College. The Chaplains shall be nominated by the Master, and shall be in orders at the time of their appointment. They shall have taken a degree at either of the English Universities, and be members of the Church of England, and persons of good moral character. The Master shall give the preference to a Fellow of the College, if qualified for the office; next to the Fellows of the College, the preference shall be given to those who have formerly been Fellows; and, next to them, the preference shall be given to such persons as are or have been Scholars. No Chaplain shall, in respect of his Chaplainship, be a member of the Corporate Body, or interfere or have any authority in the government of the College, or the disposition or management of its revenues, or have any right, in respect thereof, to allowance of rooms or commons, or any other ad