To the Revd the Minister of Churchstow

Chanter 232B, 560

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: The Revd Edward Michell, Vicar of Churstow with Kingsbridge does not reside on the Vicarage - but at Bruton in Somersetshire, where he is Master of the Grammar School - I his Curate, reside in the Town of Kingsbridge, for which I have a Salary of 40 a Year & the Surplice Fees - There is no Lecturer to the Church of Churstow.
    John Sharrer Curate

  2. Other benefices: The Vicar has no more Benefices than this of Churstow with Kingsbridge - but was very lately presented to another. Vizt the Vicarage of Somerton in the County of Somerset - to which is not yet instituted.

  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 performed in this Church of Churstow but once on the Lord's Day, & that because it is performed the other part of the Day at Kingsbridge, its Daughter Church.

  5. Frequency of communion: The holy sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administered four several times in the Year - but there are not above 3 or 4 Communicants.

  6. Catechising of children: The Youth are catechized during the Summer Season.

  7. Church fabric: The Church & Chancel is in good Repair - the Church-yard well kept - & all things decent for divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: There is a Terrier of the Glebe Lands, Houses, &c. in your Lordship's Court at Exeter.
    John Sharrer, Curate.

  9. Number of families: In this parish there are about 43 Families.

  10. Chapels: There is no other Chapel than that of Kingsbridge, which cannot well be stiled a Chapel, not being subject to any rates from Churstow.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There are no reputed Papists, nor Dissenting Meeting Houses <in this parish> - but there is is a Burying Ground belonging to the Anabaptists.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There is no public School - Alms House - Hospital or any other charitable Endowment - nor any Parochial Library in this Parish.

  13. Charity: To this I answer no, to the best of my knowledge.

    Priest's orders and institution: The Revd Eward Michell was instituted to Churstow with Kingsbridge in the year 1763. November the first - & received Priests Orders, May 31 1761.

    John Sharrer, Curate
    Kingsbridge
    May 12th 1779