To the Revd the Minister of Mariansleigh

Chanter 232A, 27

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside at Mariansleigh, nor has it a resident Curate, thier being neither Parsonage or Vicarage House. It is serv'd by the Revd: Mr. Richd: Bawden who lived at Southmolton the adjoining Parish. He pays me twenty Guineas per annum, & I imagine has about that Sum or a little more himself.

  2. Other benefices: I have besides Mariansleigh the Rectory of Haccombe in the Neighbourhood of Newton Bushell, which I serve myself.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I apprehend Mr Bawden serves another neighbouring Church, with Mariansleigh which has servce but once ev'ry Sunday, it being a very small Parrish.

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

  5. Frequency of communion: Mr Bawden informs me that he administers the sacrament of the Lord's Supper four times ev'ry year, to seven or eight communicants and that

  6. Catechising of children: He catechises the Youth of the Parish during the Months of July & August.

  7. Church fabric: The Roof of the Chancel was damaged by a late Storm; but Mr Bawden assured me it should be in good repair by this time all other particulars belonging to the Church & it's service are in decent order.

  8. Glebe terrier: There is a Terrier.

  9. Number of families: Twenty seven or twenty eight.

  10. Chapels: There is nor [sic] Chapel in the Parish.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There is no reputed Papist, nor any dissenting Congregation.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: No School Alms-House Hospital nor Parochial Library.

  13. Charity: Tythes of this Parish were given to the Chamber of Exeter out of which they are [word lost in binding] apply 16 per annum toward the maintenance of an Alms-House in the City; the overplus [word lost in binding] the Service of the Church except ten Shillings to the poor of the Parish.

    Priest's orders and institution: I was ordained Priest by the late Bishop of Exeter on the 22d Day of September 1775. And was licenced by him to the perpetual Cure of Mariansleigh, under the nomination of the Mayor & Chamber of Exeter, on the 13th Day of October 1773.

    I am, my Lord, your Lordship's most dutiful & obedt. humble Servant.
    Walter Kitson
    Torkey near Totnes 12 May 1779