To the Revd the Minister of Brixton

Chanter 232B, 526

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: My Lord,
    I do reside personally upon my Cure, having Lodgings in the Parish & near the Church. There is an House design'd for the Minister, situated in the Church-yard, but as it is so small as to contain but two Bed-Rooms of any kind hope your Lordship will excuse me from residing in That. It is inhabited, & kept in repair. No Lecture.

  2. Other benefices: I have no more Benefices.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I do not perform Divine Service at any Church besides my own.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd twice on each Lord's Day with a Sermon in the morning.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administer'd four Times in each year. Number of Communicants generally about thirty.

  6. Catechising of children: I catechise the youth on the Sundays between Easter & Whitsuntide.

  7. Church fabric: Church & Chancel in good Repair, Church yard well kept have all Things decent for Divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: I have no Terrier; nor is there any Thing belonging to the officiating Minister of Brixton to which the Question can extend, excepting the House above=mention'd, & a small Estate situated in another Parish left to his use - If your Lordship wishes a Survey of These to be taken, it shall be done.

  9. Number of families: One hundred and Twelve.

  10. Chapels: There is no Chapel within my Parish.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There are no reputed Papists in my Parish, or Dissenters of any Description.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There are three reading & writing Schools in my Parish - no Alms-House, Hospital or other Endowment. No Parochial Library.

  13. Charity: There are Lands (rated at 126 per year) within this Parish left for the Support of a Free=School in Plymouth. Rents, as far as I can learn, duly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: I had Priest's orders & my nomination to the Cure of Brixton on the same day. The 23d of September 1776. I am with the greatest Respect, my Lord, your Lordship's most humble Servant

    James Furneaux
    Minister of Brixton, near Plympton, Devon
    May 9th 1779