To the Revd the Minister of Hempston Magna

Chanter 232B, 597

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside on my Cure but on my vicarage at Fifehead Magdalen in ye County of Dorset. I have a Resident Curate who has a Salary of forty five p[oun]d[s] per Annum & <who> intends being duly licenced thereto. There is no Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: Yes. One besides; a vicarage in ye County of Dorset, & Diocese of Bristol.

  3. Divine service at other churches: No.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Twice every Lord's Day with a Sermon both morning & Evening.

  5. Frequency of communion: Four times every year viz: Xtmas Day Easter Sunday Whitsunday & ye Sunday nearest Michaelmas day. Communicants about fourscore.

  6. Catechising of children: Most Sundays during ye Summer Season immediately after ye 2d Lesson in ye Evening Service.

  7. Church fabric: Yes.

  8. Glebe terrier: There is none & having this delivered to me but yesterday have not now time to apply for one; but proper Care shall be taken to get one (if any Such can be found) as soon as possible.

  9. Number of families: About Sixty Families.

  10. Chapels: There is no Chapel.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: One Family yt are Papists consisting of two Persons. No Meeting-Houses for Dissenters, nor any <dissenters> of any Denomination.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There is a small private School but no alms House or Parish Library &c.

  13. Charity: There are two little Cott Houses & 20 Shillings per Annum paid out of ye Tythe of ye Parish of Cornworthy given to ye care of ye Poor of ye Said Parish & also ye great Tythe of an Estate call'd Pitt of ye value of 30 per Annum & ye <smal> Tythe of a Field of about 2 Acres & half call'd Gander Hill. Which Charitys are duly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: Institution dated 21st of June 1777. Priest's orders dated ye 23d of December 1764. In ye third year of ye Consecrat[io]n of ye Right Revd Ld Bishop of Bristol.

    A Tucker vicar of Broadhempston
    John Evans Churchwarden