Chanter 225B, 577-578
Churston Ferrers & Kingsware are Chapels annex'd to the Vicarage of Brixham; the former was never serv'd more than once a Sunday, nor the latter more than once a month, except when the Inhabitants of Kingsware paid subscriptions in satisfaction to the Vicar for gettting their Chapel serv'd one part of every Sunday alternatively with Churston Ferrers, which are now discontinued. All ye vicarial tithes of Kingsware amounted in my Predecessor's time but to fourteen shillings per annum, which I have advanc'd to twenty, which with £5 per annum, appropriated by ye governors of Queen Ann's Bounty is all I have for preaching twelve sermons there every year & administring ye Sacrament three times, besides my attendance in visiting the sick &c: My Immediate Predecessor Mr Curtis left by his last Will £200 to be laid out in the Reversion of an Estate in fee simple after three lives, to be applied when it falls in hand towards their being serv'd every Sunday, which has been done accordingly by his Trustees.
Chas Vinicombe Vicar
Brixham V. C. Vinicombe A.M. Inst. Octbr. 3. 1729. Presb. Septr 22. 1728. Stephen Exon. [Explanation]