The Commissioners are a Church of England body, created in 1948
following the merger of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners
(responsible for the administration of the landed possessions of
the Church of England) and Queen Anne's Bounty (established to
augment the income of poor livings). Estate records carefully
collected by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have since been
distributed to local record offices by the Church Commissioners.
Records of this kind relating to Peterborough are held at
Northamptonshire Record Office.
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