To the Revd the Minister of Morebath

Chanter 232A, 233

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do reside personally upon my cure and in my Vicarage House.

  2. Other benefices: I have the Rectory of Shilgate in the Diocese of Bath and Wells about two miles and half distant from Morebath.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service at my said Parish Church of Shilgate.

  4. Frequency of divine service: I perform Divine Service once every Sunday at my Parish Church of Morebath, and Preach one Sermon.

  5. Frequency of communion: I administer the Sacrament of the Lords Supper four times in a year viz: Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday, and Michaelmas to more than Twenty communicants.

  6. Catechising of children: I catechise the youth of my Parish in Lent and throughout the Summer.

  7. Church fabric: The Church and Chancel is in very good repair the Churchyard well kept, and all things very decent for Divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: I have no Terrier, but will provide one for your Lordship by the next Visitation.

  9. Number of families: I have in my Parish about Sixty families, two of which are Dissenters, and go under the denomination of Anabaptists.

  10. Chapels: I have no Chapel within my Parish.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There are no Papists and I have no Meeting House in my Parish.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: I have a publick Charity School for the instruction of the poor Children of the Parish's of Morebath and Shilgate endowed with a Salary of 10 per Annum which is duly applied, and I have an Almshouse in my Parish the endowment of which is punctually paid. I have no Library.

  13. Charity: I have no Lands Tenements or Benefactions left for any pious or charitable use.

    Priest's orders and institution: I was admitted into the Holy order of Priesthood on Sunday the 19th day of July 1778 at <Wells> and was instituted to the vicarage of Morebath the Twenty Seventh Day of August 1778.

    John Bere
    Morebath is situated Ten Miles North of Tiverton which is the nearest Post Town.