To the Revd the Minister of Ailesbeare

Chanter 232A, 164

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside at Ailisbere, but at Longbredy in Dorsetshire where I am Rector, & have the Care of two Churches. I have a Curate resident at Ailiesbere. No Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: [No answer given]

  3. Divine service at other churches: At no other Church, but at a Chapel within the Parish.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Twice on the Lord's Day, except when there is Service at the Chapel, and then once.

  5. Frequency of communion: Four Times in the year (viz) at Easter, Whitsunday, Michaelmas & Christmas. The Number of Communicants between 30 and 40.

  6. Catechising of children: In Lent.

  7. Church fabric: Neither Church nor Chancel are at present in good Repair, but the Churchwardens have begun the Repairs of the Church and the Impropriators have promisd to follow their Example. The Church-yard is well kept. All Things tolorably decent.

  8. Glebe terrier: There is a Terrier.

  9. Number of families: In Ailesbere and the Hamlet of Newton-Poppleford, about 100.

  10. Chapels: There is a Chapel at Newton-Popleford. The Vicar nominates to it. It is serv'd by his Curate one Sunday in a month. It is endow'd with 200 of Queen Anne's Bounty.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There is neither a reputed Papist, nor Meeting-House for Dissenters of any Denomination in the Parish.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: A small School for teaching <poor> Children to read. No Alms-House, Hospital, or Parochial Library.

  13. Charity: A Rent Charge of 20 Shillings per Annum, given to the School which, I believe, is properly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: I was ordain'd Priest anno Dom' 1741 & inst[it]uted to Ailisbere 1761.

    W Burrough
    Longbridg near Bridport, Dorset.