To the Revd the Minister of Coleridge

Chanter 232A, 6

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside upon my Cure but at Frithelstock of which I have the perpetual Curacy - on which Account your Lordship's Predecessor thought proper to dispense with my living at Coleridge. I have a resident Curate, the Revd Mr. John Ridd to whom I give a Salary of forty pounds a year with the Surplice Fees.

  2. Other benefices: Besides the vicarage of Coleridge I have the perpetual Curacy of Frithelstock.

  3. Divine service at other churches: Besides the Church of Coleridge my Curate serves the very small Parish of Brushford once in a Fortnight.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Twice every other Sunday with a Sermon in the morning, & on the next Lord's Day only once with a Sermon in the Morning or Afternoon alternately.

  5. Frequency of communion: Six times in the year - Number of Communicants about forty.

  6. Catechising of children: The Catechising of Children I shall strongly recommend to my Curate who I believe has paid an attention towards it.

  7. Church fabric: Church, Chancel & Churchyard in good Repair & all things fit for Divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: There is a Terrier.

  9. Number of families: About Seventy.

  10. Chapels: No Chapel in the Parish of Coleridge.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: No reputed Papist. No Meeting House for Dissenters.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: No School besides a small one for teaching Children to read. There is an Alms House properly taken Care of. No parochial Library.

  13. Charity: There is a small Sum, I believe under ten pounds, the Interest of which is duly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: Collation - March the 2d 1763. Priest orders September the 23d 1759.

    James Gay
    Frithelstock near Great Torrington Devon.