To the Revd the Minister of Moreton

Chanter 232B, 582

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I do personally reside on my Cure, and in my Parsonage House. I have no Curate nor Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: I hold Whitestone near Exeter with Moretonhampstead.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I perform no divine Service at any other Church but my own, excepting occasionally to assist a sick or absent Clergyman.

  4. Frequency of divine service: I perform divine Service in my Church twice on the Lord's Day. I give my Audience a Sermon after Morning & Evening Service. I have Prayers every Wednesday & Friday during Lent & on all Holidays.

  5. Frequency of communion: I administer the Sacrament four times a Year, viz. on Xstmas day, Easter day, Whitsunday & at Michaelmas. The no: of Communicants vary but on an Average believe there are not fewer than Seventy any time.

  6. Catechising of children: On Whitsunday & the five following Sundays.

  7. Church fabric: The Parish Church & my Chancel are at present in good Repair. The Church Yard is well kept & there are all Things decent for divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: I have at present no Terrier of the Glebe Lands, Houses &c but will obey your Lordship's order in having one made and deliver'd in at the Visitation properly signed.

  9. Number of families: I know not the no. of Families in my Parish.

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

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: I have no reputed Papists in my Parish. There is a Meeting-House for a dissenting Congregation. Another for Anabaptists and another lately built for Methodists. the 1st serv'd by Mr Rowland the 2d by Mr Collier the 3d by any Vagabond that pleases.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: I have one Charity School in my Parish. There is a poor house but no Hospital or charitable Endowment nor any parochial Library.

  13. Charity: I know of no Lands or Tenements or other Benefactions having been left for any pious & charitable Uses excepting ten pounds per Annum to the Charity School 11 4s to the Anabaptist Meeting 4 per Annum to the Presbyterian Meeting.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Lord,
    My Institution bears date the 27th day of June 1774.
    And my Priests Orders bear date Sunday the 21st of May 1769.

    I am with Duty & Respect
    Your Lordships
    most obedt humble Servant
    Thos: Clark
    Direction - T: Clark Rector of Mortonhampstead near Exeter.