Revd the Min[iste]r of St Laurences Ex[ete]r

Chanter 232A, 191

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do personally Reside on my Cure of St Laurence Exeter. There is no Parsonage House on it, I have no Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: I have a Benefice called Rockbeare, on which there is a Vicarage House & Glebe, there is a Resident Curate whose name is Bidgood, he hath receivd a Nomination, & intends to Apply for a Licence, the Salary Forty pounds out of the Revenues of ye same.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I do not.

  4. Frequency of divine service: The Church is Served twice every Sunday, with a Sermon in the Morning & Afternoon.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament is Administerd the Third Sunday in every Month. The Number of Communicants about Forty.

  6. Catechising of children: Easter & Whitsuntide.

  7. Church fabric: The Church & Chancel are in good Repair, The Church yard is not So at present, but the Wardens are repairing & every thing is decent for Divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: There is no House, or Glebe.

  9. Number of families: About Sixty.

  10. Chapels: There is a Chapel, the Mayor of Exeter nominates, There are at present four appointed, Viz Mr Ellicombe, Hill, Ley & Locker, it is alternately Served once a Month, & is Supported from an Estate which produces Forty pounds, Annually.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: I know not of any.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There are three Schools, but without any Alms House or Parochial Library.

  13. Charity: There is a House, an Estate on Davids Hill late Chambers & another in Whitestone, in the County of Devon Calld Hartly Cleave, properly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Institution to the Vicarage of Rockbeare in the County of Devon is Dated the 28th of October 1772.
    The Collation to the Rectory of St. Laurence Exeter, 20th of March 1779.
    Priest Orders, 13th of Novr 1763.

    I am, my Lord yr Lordships most Obedient Servt John Vye
    Exeter May 8th 1779