Bratton Fleming

Chanter 232A, 60

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside personally in the Parsonage House but have resided the last three Winters at Exeter. The Reason of my non-Residence is on Account of my Health. The Place is so cold, & attended by such perpetual Rains & Storms, that I never had nor ever shall, if compell'd to live there, know what Health is again. I have there a resident whose Salary is 40 per annum. The living in the House & use of the Garden Rent free, together with Surplice-Fees & Easter Offerings his name Courtney Peirce. No Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: One Benefice only.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I perform divine Service at Whitstone as Curate to Mr. Clark.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Service is perform'd twice on the Lord's day with a Sermon in ye Morning.

  5. Frequency of communion: Five times in ye year. Twice at Easter. Once at Whitsunday Michaelmas & Xmas each. Communicants about 80.

  6. Catechising of children: From St. Peters (Revel day) to Michaelmas.

  7. Church fabric: Yes

  8. Glebe terrier: I have a Terrier, according to the Tenor of ye 87th Canon.

  9. Number of families: About 70.

  10. Chapels: No Chapel in my Parish.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: No Dissenters of any Denomination.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: No School but a temporary one given for 20 years, but will expire in a very few years. No Hospital or other charitable Endowment.

  13. Charity: No Lands or Tenements, or other Benefaction left for charitable & pious Uses.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Institution beareth Date Oct: 1. 1754.
    Priest Orders May 24th 1741.

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