To the Revd the Minister of Hennock

Chanter 232B, 585

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do personally reside upon my Cure, & in the Vicarage-House. I have neither a Curate Resident, nor any Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: One, only.

  3. Divine service at other churches: Yes, at Lustleigh, three Miles distant, under Sequestration.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Twice in the Day, with a Sermon each Time.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administered four Times a Year, Easter, Whitsunday, Xstmas, & the Sunday nearest to the twenty ninth Day of September. There was about thirty years ago another on the first Sunday of Easter. If it is your Lordship's Pleasure to have it revived I shall be happy to obey. The Number of Communicants are from 30 to 40.

  6. Catechising of children: Saturdays in the Afternoon.

  7. Church fabric: It is in good Repair & well kept, & we have every Thing very decent for Divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: We have.

  9. Number of families: Eighty seven Families, & four hundred-ninety one Souls.

  10. Chapels: We have none.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: We have no reputed Papists nor any meeting Houses for dissenting Congregations & amidst our 491 Souls but one Dissenter, who professes himself to be a Presbyterian.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: None.

  13. Charity: We have one Plot of Ground lett at the year Rent of two Pounds twelve Shillings, which Sum, I find on Enquiry since the Rec[eip]t of your Lordship's Letter, is to be expended in Bread, to be distributed to the Poor inhabiting the Poor-House. It has been distributed in Bread to the Poor, but not confined to ye Poor-House.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Institution bears Date the 4th Day of October 1775
    My Priest Orders the 30th Day of July 1775. Frederick Exon.
    My Address, Hennock near Chudleigh

    John Hill Vicar of Hennock.