To the Revd the Minister of Virginstow

Chanter 232B, 495

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I reside at Cheriton-Fizt-payne. The Reason of my non-Residence is the Smallness of the Living. I have a Curate not resident who is Mr Melhuish the Rector of Ashwater - his Salary is twenty Guineas a year. There is no Lecturer in the Parish.

  2. Other benefices: I have another little Benefice, viz. Ashbury, seven miles from Okehampton.

  3. Divine service at other churches: The Curate performs Divine Service at Ashwater about two miles from Virginstow.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed but once every Lord's Day on account of the Smallness of the Living.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administerd four Times in the year and the Number of Communicants is about Seventeen or eighteen.

  6. Catechising of children: The youth are catechised in the Time of Lent.

  7. Church fabric: The Church and Chancel are in good Repair and the Churchyard well kept and all things decent for Divine Service.

  8. Glebe terrier: There is a Terrier according to the Tenor of the 87th Canon.

  9. Number of families: There are eighteen Families in the Parish.

  10. Chapels: There is no Chapel in the Parish.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There are no reputed Papists nor Meeting-Houses in the Parish.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There is no School in the Parish. No Almshouse Hospital or other charitable Endowment or parochial Library in the Parish.

  13. Charity: No Lands or Tenements or other Benefactions have been left for charitable uses.

    Priest's orders and institution: The Date of my Institution is the 5th of July 1751
    and of Priest's Orders 25th Sepr. 1748
    A Letter directed to be left at Mr Maunder's Linen-Draper Exeter will come safely to Hand. I am
    My Lord your Lordships most obedt Humble Servant

    John Spettigue.