[Addressed to the Revernd Mr Robert Gilbert Curate of the Curacy of Ide in the Diocese of Exeter. The words 'at my approaching Primary Visitation, and may be deliver'd either to the Register, or to my Secretary' are crossed through and 'by the post under a cover to me at my house in Westminster' entered in the margin. Dated 13 Feb. 1745/46.]
Population and dissenters: About a Hundred & Thirty or Forty: of which Six are Dissenters: – Those of the Presbyterian Sect: there is no Meeting House in the Parish.
Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Hospital or Alms House; – No Lands for the Repair of the Church; – nor any other Charitable Endowment in the Parish, except two pounds & twelve Shillings, to be laid out annually in Bread for the Poor.
Residence upon cure: I Reside at present on the Vicarage of Braunton; But, with your Lordship's Leave, I propose to Reside for the future in my own House at Ide; which belongs to me there as Curate.
Curate: I have a Residing Curate: His name is J. Payne. He is duly qualified according to the Cannons: He live in the House belonging to me as Curate. And I allow Him Thirty pounds a year, with the Surplice fees.