To the Revd the Minister of Dunchideock

Chanter 232A, 127

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: My Lord,
    I reside at Newton-Abbot in the Parish of Wolborough, given me by the Beneficence of the Right Hon[oura]ble William Lord Viscount Courtenay. And the late Bishop, in Consideration of Mr Crowther's, & my large Families & Small Parishes, allowed him to serve Dunchideock for me; And he informs me that your Lordship approves of your Predecessor's humane Grant for which I gratefully thank you.
    Mr Crowther's Salary is 28 per annum. There is no Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: I have Dunchideock, & Wolborough, but the latter is a Peculiar, & claimed by Lord Courtenay as not Subject to the Episcopal Visitation of the Bishop of Exeter.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I perform <divine> Service duely where I reside.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service, with a Sermon, is performed at Dunchideock every Sunday one Part of the Day, viz one Sunday in the morning & the next in the Afternoon, the other Part of the Day being devoted to the Service of Shillingford. As also one Part of ye Day, with a Sermon on Xtmass Day, & Good Friday.

  5. Frequency of communion: 4 Times in the year; Easter, Whitsunday, Michaelmas, & Xtmass; & ye Number of Communicants is commonly from 12 to 14.

  6. Catechising of children: The Youth are frequently catechised, at this Season of the year, in ye Time of Divine Service, but under no fixed Rule, as other occasional Duty may sometimes interfere.

  7. Church fabric: Yes, at Dunchideock they are.

  8. Glebe terrier: Yes. Belonging to the Glebe Lands &c of Dunchideock.

  9. Number of families: About 17 or 18 in Dunchideock.

  10. Chapels: No not in Dunchideock.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There are none in Dunchideock.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There is a little School for teaching Reading & Writing, but no endowed School, nor Alms-House &c. in Dunchideock.

  13. Charity: There is a Small sum of money given to the Use of the Poor <of Dunchideock> the Interest of which is duely applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Papers are in the Registrar's Office, but I believe my Priest's Orders bear Day July 13th 1755 & my Institution <to Dunchideock> the Day following viz July 14th 1755.
    I am (My Lord) Your Lordship's most obedient & dutiful Servant Thos: Hugo.

    Newton Abbot near Chudleigh Devon
    May 11th 1779,