To the Revd the Minister of Honiton

Chanter 232A, 194

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I reside personally in my Parsonage House: I have a Curate resident: I allow him 40 per Annum: I have no Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: I have besides Honiton a Prebend in Gloster & Llandrillo a sinecure in Merionethshire.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I do not.

  4. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays & Days of Humiliation & Thanksgiving Divine Service is perform'd: we have two Sermons every Lords Day.

  5. Frequency of communion: Four times a year. Here are upwards of a hundred communicants, Seldom fewer.

  6. Catechising of children: During the Season of Lent.

  7. Church fabric: Yes.

  8. Glebe terrier: [No answer given]

  9. Number of families: Generally about 500, but This is uncertain, as many crowd into this Burrough to be Voters at an Election.

  10. Chapels: We have in the Town a Chapel calld All-Hallows which probably was formerly the Parochial Church: has been lately rebuilt & compleatly repaird: & Service is perform'd in it Wednesdays & Fridays in every week & on Holidays by the Schoolmaster my present Curate. We have Lands left to Trustees, the Head Rents & Fines whereof amount yearly to the value of 12 & upward for the Support of it & the Grammar School adjoining: the management whereof is in the Feoffees.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: We have no reputed Papists in the Parish. Here are 3 Meeting Houses: two of them for Presbyterians or Independents: the other for Anabaptists. Mr. Lampart teaches in one of them, Mr: Stevens in the other, & Mr: Adams serves once a month in that of the Anabaptists.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: Mr. Gerard keeps the Grammar School endow'd with 12 per Annum. Here is an Almshouse call'd St: Margaret's & lands left for the Support of the Inhabitants thereof with the Repairs. The management whereof is in the Rector, Portreeve & Churchwardens for the time being.

  13. Charity: There are other Charity Estates belonging to the Parish, in the Management of said Feoffees which are well conducted according to the Wills of the Founders. We have no Parochial Library.

    Priest's orders and institution: Honiton R. Cha: Bertie A:M.
    Instit: Nov:r 15. 1740 & June 15. 1761 by G: Exon.
    Presb: Decr. 22. 1734 John Oxon.