To the Revd the Minister of Chagford

Chanter 232A, 142

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I reside personally upon my Cure in my Parsonage House. I have no Curate, or Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: I have but one Benefice.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine service in my own Church only.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is performed every Sunday and most of the Festivals. It is performed twice every Sunday with one Sermon in the Winter (in the morning), and two sermons in the Summer.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament is administered every Michaelmas, Christmas, Whitsunday, and Easter - And the number of communicants in general is between thirty and Forty persons.

  6. Catechising of children: The Youth are Catechised generally in the time of Lent, but this present year I was obliged to defer it and I Catechise them, now for four Sundays, and begin last Sunday [in] May.

  7. Church fabric: The Church is in good repair. The Chancel is {generally} in good repair, but the Vestry is now repairing. I have every thing very decent for divine service. The Churchyard is well kept.

  8. Glebe terrier: I have a Terrier of the Glebe, Lands, Houses &c. according to the Tenor of the 87th Canon.

  9. Number of families: There are two hundred families in my parish and this is the precise number.

  10. Chapels: I have no Chapel within my parish.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There is not a single reputed Papist, or a single Dissenter within my Parish.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There is one unendowed School in my parish. There are no almshouses, Hospital, or other Charitable Endowment. There is no parochial Library.

  13. Charity: No Lands or Tenements have been left for any pious or Charitable uses in my parish. There is one Benefaction for a Charitable use, which Benefaction consists of 1 7s 0d worth of Bread to be given annually on Good=Friday. It has ever been duly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: I was instituted by your Lordship the first of March 1779
    I was ordained <Priest> by letters Dimissory from your Lordship on
    the twenty eigth day of February 1779 by the Bishop of Ely.

    My Lord
    These are the most faithful answers I am capable of making: to your Lordships enquiries. If your Lordship should honour me with any further commands, may I request your Lordship to order them to be left for me at Mr William Luke's in the Forestreet.

    I am, my Lord, Your Lordships most dutiful son and servant
    John Hayter.
    May 6th 1772.