This index refers to some register now missing, into which was copied the names of individuals subscribing themselves to requisitions to the Lieutenant-Governor in accordance with S. 1 of the Act 1 Vict. No. 16. This provided, inter alia, that whenever the Government was satisfied that #300 had been raised by subscription for the erection of a church and that two hundred free adults (if in Hobart or Launceston) or eighty free adults (if in the country) had subscribed themselves to a declaration that they would attend church, the Government would contribute a subsidy equal to the amount raised
the Government would also help with the minister's stipend or with the cost of his dwelling. Many of the original declarations are to be found in CSO5/1/194 file 4646. This index gives name of signatory, parish, type of application (e.g., minister's salary, church, minister's dwelling, etc.), and page number of the missing register.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives