Revd the Minister of Marldon

Chanter 232A, 300

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside upon my Cure, because the Income of it is insufficient for a decent Support: and, as I had the Permission of the late Bishop to serve any Curacy within his Diocese, I hope to meet with the same Indulgence from your Lordship. My Church is duly served by my Father, who resides in, and serves a Parish adjoining. My Place of Residence is Paignton, where I occasionally assist the Vicar in his Illness or Absence, but generally perform Divine Service at Marldon, a Parish annexed to Paington the Churches being no more than about two miles distant.

  2. Other benefices: No.

  3. Divine service at other churches: Answer'd in the first.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Twice on the Lord's Day, with a Sermon both Times, unless occasionally otherwise, as is mentioned in the first Answer.

  5. Frequency of communion: Four Times in the Year. The Number of Communicants usually about Sixty.

  6. Catechising of children: In the Summer Season, beginning immediately after Whitsunday.

  7. Church fabric: Everything decent, and in good Repair.

  8. Glebe terrier: I have no Terrier (that I know of) of the Glebe Lands of my Parish (Martinhoe) but will get one made & delivered as soon as conveniently may be.

  9. Number of families: I Suppose about Forty.

  10. Chapels: No.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: No.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: No.

  13. Charity: None.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Priest's Orders bear Date the 25th of September 1768; My Institution to the Rectory of Martinhoe the 26th Day of February 1771.

    A Letter directed by the Post will find me at Paignton, near Totnes.
    I am, My Lord,
    Your most dutiful and obedient Servant
    Wm Nichols.