To the Revd the Minister of Netherex

Chanter 232A, 157

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: There is no Parsonage House.
    I reside at Rewe, an adjoining Parish.

  2. Other benefices: I enjoy the Rectory of Chilfroome in the County of Dorset & Diocese of Bristol.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I serve the Cure of Rewe, & attend about Noon Sir Thomas Acland's Chapple. Having my Lord - 7 Daughters & a teeming wife, I get what I can with Propriety.

  4. Frequency of divine service: On the 1st & 3d Sunday in every Month once a Day; The Stipend will not allow of more frequent Attendance, being but 10 per Annum out of the Barton of Netherex, a Queen Anne's Bounty of 8 per Annum & a little Glebe of 15 per Annum Before I attended, the Service was twice on ye first Sunday of every month; but the late Bishop thought it better if I wou'd consent, to divide it: - After which, I mention'd to the Bishop, that I had promised to serve it once every Sunday, as Mr Martyn, who presented me, had promised 50 towards raising another <Queen's> Bounty Sir Thomas Acland having promised also 100; But Mr Martyn died without fullfilling his Promise; so that as ye Salary is not encreas'd, ye Duty continues ye same. I mentioned this Particular, as I knew not, whether the late Bishop had not put down the Duty in his Book & as once a Day.

  5. Frequency of communion: Four Times in the year - Christmas - Easter - Whitsunday & Michaelmas; before I came, it was never administer'd about 8 or 10 Communicants.

  6. Catechising of children: I begin the Sunday after Trinity, as being the most leasurable Time in the Country, between Hay & Corn-Harvest.

  7. Church fabric: Yes.

  8. Glebe terrier: I have never thought it necessary to have one; because by the Donor's Will, a Copy of that will is always kept open in Broad Clist Church, as it relates to a Charity given to that Parish, & which your Lordship, I suppose, will have particularly specified by Mr Acland Rector of that Parish.
    If your Lordship thinks it necessary, one shall be procured.

  9. Number of families: About 10.

  10. Chapels: No.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: No.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: [Answer 12 is entered under query 13.]

  13. Charity: The Parishes of Netherex & Cadbury have the Benefit of alternately placing a Pauper in one of the Alms-Houses at Broad-Clist, with an allowance of 1s 6d per week; which I believe is now duly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: Taken Priest's Orders ye 21st Septbr 1766
    Institution for Netherex ye 12th Aug: 1769.

    Direction James Bryett at Rewe near Exeter.