To the Revd the Minister of Wembury

Chanter 232B, 525

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: Wenbury is a Windsor Cure.
    I do reside.
    There is no House.
    Salary certain.
    Twenty Pounds yearly out of the Tythes.
    [Sallary] uncertain
    An ann[ui]ty of Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings four Pence (Subject to Taxes) out of Lands in Dorsetshire. The Rent of an Estate, which lets for Seventeen Pounds, seventeen Shillings during Pleasure.

  2. Other benefices: Hittisleigh within the Archdeaconry of Exeter a licenced But not resident Curate.

  3. Divine service at other churches: No.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Twice every Lords Day with a Sermon in the Morning and three Quarters of the year in the afternoon.

  5. Frequency of communion: Eight Times in the year.
    Forty or thereabouts.

  6. Catechising of children: In Lent.

  7. Church fabric: The Church & Chancel in good Repair.
    Church yard well kept
    Every thing decent for divine Service.
    [Entered under query 8, but presumably relates to this question.]:
    some Defect in the Xch yd Wall, I suppose, has been set forth as the R[everen]d Mr Townsend mentioned making his Return the first Day of March.

  8. Glebe terrier: Answered in the first Enquiry.

  9. Number of families: Fifty Families or thereabouts.

  10. Chapels: No.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: One reputed Papist.
    Not a Meeting-House of any Denomination.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: Eight Alms-Houses for Ten poor People. Endowment Thirty Pounds yearly. Ten Pounds for teaching twelve poor Children to read, write, work. No Library.

  13. Charity: Twenty four Penny Loaves to be distributed every Sunday forever. Three Pounds to be given away about Christmas to the Poor. Twenty four Shillings y[ea]rly towards beautifying the Church.

    Priest's orders and institution: Priest's Orders March ye 18th 1738
    Hittisleigh Institution ye 19th
    Wenbury Licence

    William Perry at Langdon near Plymouth