To the Revd the Minister of Tormoham

Chanter 232B, 595

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: The Cure I serve is that of the united Parish of Tormoham and Cockington, to which there is no Parsonage or Vicarage House belonging. I live with my Father, in the Parish of St. Mary Church, about the distance of a mile from each of the Churches of Tormoham & Cockington. I am duly licenced, and receive the stipend of twenty marks a year from the Impropriator of the Tithes of these two Parishes. There is no Lecturer in either of them.

  2. Other benefices: Besides this perpetual Curacy, I have mentioned, I have the Vicarage of Abbotskerswell, which is served by Mr. Prout Vicar of the adjoining Parish of Ogwell where he resides. He officiates either in the morning or afternoon every Sunday at Abbotskerswell, & preaches there. He does likewise the weekly duty of the Parish.

  3. Divine service at other churches: No where, but at Abbotskerswell, where I perform divine Service several times in the year. Indeed I assist now and then an absent or sick neighbouring Clergyman.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Almost every Sunday at Cockington & Tormoham with a Sermon at one Church in the morning and the other alternately in the afternoon.

  5. Frequency of communion: At Christmas, Easter, Whitsuntide and Michaelmas, I administer the Sacrament every year at each Church. And to about ninety Communicants at Tormoham and about forty at Cockington.

  6. Catechising of children: It has been my general Custom to catechise the Children every Sunday either at Cockington or Torr, between Lady=Day & Michaelmas. Sometimes I have been obliged <to> omit it.

  7. Church fabric: Not in so good repair as they ought to be at either Parish. I have all things tolerably decent for divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: There are no Glebe Lands, Houses &c according to the Tenor of the 87th Canon, belonging to Cockington or Tormoham.

  9. Number of families: A few more than a Hundred in Tormoham. And about eighty in Cockington.

  10. Chapels: None, unless it be the reputed papistical Chapel at Torr-Abby in the parish of Tormoham.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: About forty. No tolerated meeting House.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: A common reading & writing School at Tormoham. An Alms-House for the reception & support of seven Paupers in Cockington, which is duly managed according to the direction of the Founder. No parochial Library.

  13. Charity: None besides thirty pounds per annum chargeable on the estate of Mr: Mallock of Cockington, for the support of the Almshouse & Paupers in Cockington, as I have before mentioned.

    Priest's orders and institution: I was ordained Priest September 21st 1760. Licenced to the Cure of Cockington & Tormoham September 26th 1764. And instituted to the Vicarage of Abbotskerswell May 11th 1774