Combe Martin

Chanter 232A, 63

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I reside at Upton Helions great part of the year the remainder at my Canonry house in Exeter. I have a resident Curate at Comb Martin with a stipend of forty pounds per annum the Surplice Fees Easter offerings Convenient Apartments in ye house a good Garden & some other Emoluments His name is Stephens he is not yet licensd as he succeded my late Curate (who died) just about the time of your Lordships leaving Exeter last year there is no Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: Upton Helions in ye Arch Deaconry of Exeter.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I confine my Curate to residence & Constant Service except on accidental absences.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Twice every Lords day except by accident In the forenoon, a Sermon in ye afternoon prayers only.

  5. Frequency of communion: On the three great Festivals only and my late Curate informd me the number of Communicants was usually about forty.

  6. Catechising of children: My late Curate informd me that in pursuance of my directions he Catechisd the youth five or six sundays in Summer every year.

  7. Church fabric: The Church is a good one and well kept and all the furniture and utensils are decent.

  8. Glebe terrier: There is an antient Terrier in the Registry.

  9. Number of families: I think there are somewhat more than 200.

  10. Chapels: No Chapel.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: I know of neither.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: A Small Charity School - supported by a private Endowment of which the Heirs at Law of the donor have the management my late Curate was schoolmaster - how it is at present conducted I do not know and intend shortly to enquire.

  13. Charity: I know of none.

    Priest's orders and institution: For my Deacons & priests orders see Upton Helions. I was instituted to Comb Martin the 15th of April 1757.

    Ja Carrington Rector
    My Address at Exeter from where Letters are regularly transmitted to me during my residence at Helions.