To the Revd the Minister of Shebbeare

Chanter 232A, 97

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside personally upon my Cure yet, because I have not had time to repair the Vicarage House, I at present reside at Sidmouth in this County. I keep two Curates who serve other Churches with mine to each I pay Twenty Pounds per Year, I have no Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: I have only the Living of Shebbear cum Sheepwash.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I do not perform Divine Service at my Churches of Shebbear & Sheepwash myself, but I have two curates (viz.) the Revd. Mr. Walter & the Revd. Mr. Millman.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Each of my Churches is served once a day on Sundays (viz) prayers & a Sermon.

  5. Frequency of communion: Four times a year, the Sacrament of the Lords supper is administred, but how many Communicants {generally} attend, I have not had the Living long enough to be able to know.

  6. Catechising of children: There hath I believe been not set times to catechise the Youth but I hear they have been Catechised several times every year.

  7. Church fabric: The Churches & Chancels are in [illegible deletion] <tolorable> repair & the Church yards well kept, & all things are decent for divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: I cannot find out [illegible deletion] <whether> there is a Terrier of the Glebe Lands, Houses, &c or not, but I will make an enquiry.

  9. Number of families: I cannot yet find out.

  10. Chapels: Answered in the 2nd & 3rd Quares.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: I have no Papists nor Meeting houses for Dissenting Congregations in my Parishes.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: I have some small Schools in my Parishes & some Alms-Houses, but no Hospital or any other charitable Endowments, that I yet know of nor any Library.

  13. Charity: We have Church Lands but I cannot yet find out how they are managed.

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