To the Revd the Minister of Hallacombe

Chanter 232B, 460

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: This paper was brought to me, as being the officiating minister of Holacombe, which ought to have been given to the Rector - but I can answer the Queries as well.
    The Rector (The Revd Mr Cory) does not reside, the whole Rectory bringing little more than 20 a year, and the Parsonage house being a cottage. I (the Rector of Holsworthy) serve as curate by appointment of the Late Bishop with a Salary of 18 a year. I reside at Holsworthy two or three miles distant.

  2. Other benefices: The Rector has three other small Benefices, viz Tetcott, Beworthy, and the Impropriation of Clawton.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I believe the Rector serves the three Churches mentioned under the last question, or at least two of them. I serve Holacombe and Holsworthy.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is performed only once, viz one Sunday in the morning an[othe]r in the afternoon. The reason it is not twice is plain, Viz: that the living will not afford a resident Curate.

  5. Frequency of communion: Three times - Easter - Whitsuntide and Michaelmas. Communicants not above three or four - My most earnest and painful exhortations & explanations from time to time, have hitherto prov'd ineffectual to procure more.

  6. Catechising of children: I do not at present catechise them at all. There are none in the parish (at present) it being very small, of an age to attend, if I should summon them.

  7. Church fabric: The church and chancel and but in indifferent repair. but the Rural Dean has admonish'd them to repair them, and the Parishioners are preparing to do so.

  8. Glebe terrier: I imagine there is no Terrier - but am not certain.

  9. Number of families: Eight.

  10. Chapels: There is no such chapel.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: Neither Papist, Meeting house or dissenter - Thank God!

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: No school or endowment of any sort.

  13. Charity: None of any of the above.

    Priest's orders and institution: The dates of my Own Institution and orders are contain'd among my answers relating to Holsworthy. Mr Cory (the Rector) I suppose will send his, with <the answers to> some of the enquiries deliver'd to Him.

    I am with all respect
    Your Lordship's obt & Devoted Servt
    Owen Lewis Meyrick