To the Revd the Minister of Okehampton

Chanter 232B, 471

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: May it please your Lordship I do reside in my Vicarage House at Okehampton.

  2. Other benefices: I have another Benefice, viz., The Rectory of Lydford, about eight miles distant from Okehampton.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I do not, unless occasionally perform Divine Service at any Church besides my own.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd in my Church twice on the Lord's Day, with a Sermon in the morning.

  5. Frequency of communion: There are nine Sacraments every year; and the number of Communicants varies from thirty to sixty.

  6. Catechising of children: The Children are usually catechis'd between Easter & Whitsunday.

  7. Church fabric: The Church & Chancel are in good Repair and the Church-yard is well kept and all Things decent are provided for Divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: I know of no regular Terrier of the Glebe Lands, Houses &c. but the Limits are well ascertain'd. However, it is difficult to say whether the Inhabitants may be easily persuaded to sign a Terrier or not.

  9. Number of families: The number of Families must, I suppose, amount to two hundred & fifty.

  10. Chapels: There is a Chapel of Ease in the Town, and the Schoolmaster, who is appointed by the Corporation, agrees to read Prayers there duly with the Approbation & Leave of the Vicar. Half of the Church Lands are appropriated to the Repairs of the Chapel. The Treasurer of the Corporation receives the Income and I can add nothing more my Lord for want of Room.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: I know of no Papists. There is, at present, no meeting House for Dissenters. Some few years ago there were two. Sir H: Trelawney has lately visited Okehampton and talks, I am told, of building.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There is a small Endowment for the Master of a Grammar School. There are two Charity Schools supported by an annual Subscription. My Father was happy enough to propose the Plan and to promote the Prosperity of these Schools. There are a few alms Houses. No Parochial Library.

  13. Charity: Lands, & other Benefactions have been left for various charitable Uses of which some, I believe, are now lost. A moiety of the Church Lands is duely applied to the Repairs &c of the Church. And all other Benefactions, in which I am concerned are properly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: I was ordain'd Priest on the first of Novbr 1769, and was instituted to the Living of Okehampton on the ninth of July 1778.

    I am your Lordship's most obedt: h:ble Servt:
    Thos: Pearce Hockill