Population and dissenters:
About 357 Families. Of these about 95 are Presbyterian, 7 Quakers, 2 Anabaptist. There are two licenc’d Meeting-Houses, one Presbyterian, ye other a Quakers. The Teachers in ye Former are Mr Waldron, <Mr Towgood>, Mr Lavington & Mr Green. I know of no unlicenc’d Place of Meeting except Mr Kennedy’s House, where Mr Whitefield & his Brethren assemble ye Mob, & pretend to <teach &> expound ye scriptures.
Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment:
There are three Rows of Alms-Houses. One consists of six Dwellings, erected by Christopher Lethbridge Esqr of this city, who by will appointed fifteen Pounds & twelve Shillings to be annually paid for ye Maintenance of six poor People by ye Mayor & common council, the Feoffees. Another consists of twelve Dwellings founded by William Wynard of this city. The Poor have two shillings weekly paid them, & a crown <each> over <&> above quarterly. The Mayor & Chamber are visitors. The third consists of four Dwellings for ye Habitation of four poor women, each of which are annually allow’d one Pound six Shillings & eight Pence. I know of no abuse or Fraud in ye management of any of these Charities.
Residence upon cure:
I reside personally in my Parish, but not in my Parsonage House; yt being much too small & inconvenient for my Family.