To the Revd the Minister of Ashford

Chanter 232A, 57

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I reside personally upon my Cure, & in my Vicarage House. We have no Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: I have the Small Benefice of Yarnscombe about eight miles south East of Barnstable value 46 per annum. Besides this small Living value 40 per annum.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I perform divine Service at the Parish Church of Marwood.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd but once on the Lords day in my Church with a Sermon, because the Parish is so very Small that having a family (a wife & three children) I am oblig'd to serve another Cure for a maintenance.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Lords Supper is administered four times in a year. We have about eight Communicants.

  6. Catechising of children: I catechise the Children & Youth in the Summer Season.

  7. Church fabric: Our Church & Chancel with all things for divine Service are in decent repair.

  8. Glebe terrier: We have a Terrier according to the tenor of the 87th Canon.

  9. Number of families: We have fifteen families in the Parish.

  10. Chapels: We have no Chapel in the Parish.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: We have no reputed Papists, nor dissenting meeting House in the Parish.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: We have one small day-School in the Parish for little Children, no Alms-House, Hospital &c no Library.

  13. Charity: We have the Sum of eight Pounds Given for the Benefit of such Poor as do not receive parish-pay, The Interest of which is duly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Institution bears date March 20 1770.
    Priests Orders June 6. 1762.
    Thomas Bliss, Vicar of Ashford

    A Letter will find me directed at Ashford near Barnstable Devon.