To the Revd the Minister of Highampton

Chanter 232B, 476

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside on my Cure as yet, living still on my own little Estate in Buckland=Filleigh where I have always lived since I was the licenced Curate to Petrockstow, from which Parish I am not more than a Quarter of a mile Distant; nor is it possible for me at present to reside on my Parsonage House (which is about three Miles from my House) it being so much out of Repair; but I am now repairing & purpose to make it Habitable. I serve my Church every Sunday & go many times in a Week to my Parsonage.

  2. Other benefices: I have but one Benefice which is Highampton.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I serve my own Church & the Curacy of Petrockstow, & have lately assisted in the Duty of the Chapel of Sheepwash since it was under Sequestration. As I've been long a Curate with a Wife & five Children hope for your Lordship's Indulgence to continue my Curacy of Petrockstow with my little Living of Highampton.

  4. Frequency of divine service: I serve my own Church & Petrockstow alternately with a Sermon in each Church every Lords Day.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administered four times in a year, & generally about twenty Communicants.

  6. Catechising of children: At Easter I generally begin to catechise the youth of my Parish & continue it the greatest part of the Summer.

  7. Church fabric: My Church & Chancel is in good Repair, & Churchyard well kept, And have all Things decent for divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: I have enqured in my Parish for a Terrier. I can find none but I suppose there may be a Terrier in the Hands of the Friends of some of the <late> Incumbents. If there is none found, I shall be ready to get one made.

  9. Number of families: About five & twenty Families in my Parish.

  10. Chapels: I have no Chapel within my Parish.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: I have no reputed Papists in my Parish nor any Meeting-Houses for Dissenting Congregations.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: I have no School in my Parish nor any Alms-Houses, Hospital, or any other charitable Endowment, nor any parochial Library.

  13. Charity: There have no Lands or Tenements, or other Benefactions, been left for any pious and charitable Uses.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Priest's Orders were Dated on September the 23d 1764.
    My Institution was Dated January the 6th 1779.
    A Letter directed by the General Post at Buckland=Filleigh near Sheepwash will find me.

    I am,
    My Lord
    your Lordship's most Dutiful & most Obedient Humble Servant
    William Millman Rector of Highampton
    May 11th 1779