To the Revd the Minister of Coffingswell

Chanter 232A, 278

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: Coffinswell, being one of the Churches belonging to St. Mary Church, is serv'd by me as Curate, I live at Tor-Key; the weekly Duty being perform'd by the Rev'd Mr Feaver the Vicar who resides in his Vicarage at Mary Church, the adjoining Parish.

  2. Other benefices: I have the Rectory of Haccombe in the Neighbourhood of Newton Bushell And the small perpetual Cure of Mariansleigh near Southmolton.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service at Haccombe likewise every Sunday, where are only two Houses, a little more than a mile from Coffinswell. One Sunday I have the morning Service with a Sermon at Coffinswell & begin at ten o'Clock from thence I go immediately to Haccombe & read the morning Service; in the afternoon Prayers & a Sermon at Haccombe. The next Sunday I perform the morning Service with a Sermon at Haccombe and the Evening Service with a Sermon at Coffinswell.

  4. Frequency of divine service: [No answer given]

  5. Frequency of communion: I always administer the Sacrmanet of the Lord's Supper four times in the year. The Number of Communicants are in general about twenty.

  6. Catechising of children: I catechise the youth in the Summer Months on those Sundays when the Service is here in the Afternoon.

  7. Church fabric: The Church and Chancel seem in good repair & the Churchyard well kept. And all things decent for Divine Service. As I have nothing to do in this Parish but on Sundays, I imagine this & the following Enquiry will be more properly answer[ed] by the Vicar himself.

  8. Glebe terrier: [No answer given]

  9. Number of families: [No answer given]

  10. Chapels: [No answer given]

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: [No answer given]

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: [No answer given]

  13. Charity: [No answer given]

    Priest's orders and institution: I was ordained Priest by the late Bishop of Exeter on the 22d Day of September 1775.

    I am my Lord,
    your Lordship's most dutiful and obedt humble Servant
    Walter Kitson
    Tor-Key near Totnes 12 May 1779