342. Ecclesiastical terriers.

342.     Ecclesiastical terriers.

Ecclesiastical terriers, which are schedules of the temporal possessions of parochial churches and chapels kept by the minister and churchwardens of the church or chapel concerned1, are receivable in evidence2 provided they have come from the proper custody3.

A terrier of glebe lands is evidence against, but not for, the parson, unless signed by the parson and by churchwardens not nominated by the parson. Its value as evidence is increased if it was signed also by some substantial parishioners4.