Could any of your glebes and combes and all the rest of it produce so fragrant an idea?
Many parishes, indeed, were as yet destitute of churches and glebes; and not more than ten parishes were supplied with ministers.
The ministers were compelled either to hire or buy slaves to cultivate their glebes, on which they depended for a livelihood.
The glebes became "bones of contention" between the Episcopal Church and the "people."
In 1802 the General Assembly passed an act by which the glebes were sold for the benefit of the public.
Convenient churches and glebes were provided, and all necessary parish officers instituted.
They were to have glebes, or reserved lands, assigned to them for their sufficient support.
Bishop Williams, in 1664, describes the clipped and pared lands and glebes of the Church "as thin as Banbury cheese."
The Danann monuments are situate in the fields opposite the glebes of Nymphsfield.
Most early Virginia churches possessed parsonages, usually on the glebe land and therefore known as "glebes."