Charity: Dwelling House & 4 acres & half of Land were left for the uses your Lordship will see in the Copy of the Will inclosed. [The] Donation is inadequate to the uses intended. But the Trustees are resolved, if possible, to get possession of the Estate, in order to fulfil the Intention of the Testatrix as far as the Income of it will permit. They have hitherto been kept out of it by a Person who I believe has not the least Right or Title to it. The House is fallen down.
Priest's orders and institution: Date of my Institution 9th July 1767
I was ordained Priest by Dr Yonge late Lord Bishop of Bristol on the 11 Day of March 1759
I am, My Lord,
Your Lordship's most dutiful & obedient
Son & Servant
Vicar of St Mary Chuch near Totnes Devon.