The following transcript is quoted from [Potts 1974]. This is still in copyright so only this and one other small extract have been quoted.

The terriers of this parish are significant because it points out the improvements made by Rev. Millet during this 50 year period. Whether the dilapidation left by his predecessor was due to poverty or some other cause, we don't know, but it is clearly lack of funds preventing the speedy rectification of the problems at this time. Though the vicar is from a notable family he does seem to dependant on the parish for his income. This eventually proves sufficient to rebuild the vicarage in quite a grand style.


House: a hall, a kitchen, a buttery or cellar, a milkhouse or dairy, 3 chambers ‘verry ruinous covered with healeing’; stone walls, ‘but both Roofe and Walls much impaired by reason of the long growth of ivy theiron, through the carelessness and neglect of my predecessor, who held it nigh fourty years, and not yet rectified by the present incumbent, the profits of his Vicaridg beeing small and hee under first fruits, but intended with all speed possible as soon as God shall inable him’. Outhouses: another kitchen, a stable, a barn; stone-walled and with roofs of ‘Roapstraw thatch’. A kitchen garden, 20 laces, a flower garden, 10 laces.

Glebe: the Hill Park, 25/8a., with a meadow under it to the E., 1¼a., bounded on the E. by a rivulet of water dividing it from Busvargus occupied by Ann Busvargus widow, on the N. by a tenement occupied by Edward Edwards, on the W. by a field occupied by Richard Sanders and another occupied by Stephen Reed, called Gwele Entrall, formerly one field but now divided, on the S. & SE. by the Well Close and the town place; the Well Close, ¾a. 18 laces, bounded on the N. by the meadow, on the E. by the rivulet, on the S. by the Clumnier Close and on the W. by the gardens and town place; the Clumnier Close 25/8a. 18 laces. bounded on the N. by the meadow and part of the town place, on the E. by the rivulet, on the S. by the Croft, and on the W. by the Vicarage Lane which is also bounded by Parke An Gew occupied by Richard Mason; the Croft, about ½a., bounded on the N. by the Clumnier Close, on the E. by part of Busvargus, and on the S. & W. with Chiowne Lane.

Signatories: James Millett vicar, Thomas Ellis & Thoams Oats, churchwardens.


House: built of solid stone, covered with stone or slate; about 40 ft. long and 20 ft. broad; 5 chambers and a closet, 5 ground rooms, an entry and a staircase, all ‘ordinary floored’. A barn, 15 ft. long and 14 ft. broad, and a kiln or dry for the drying of malt; built with solid stone and covered with straw ropethatch. A stable, 9 ft. long and 14 ft. broad, covered in the same way.

Glebe: about 8a., fenced with turf and stone hedges, bounded on the SE. by Chyowne Lane, ‘in which lane as I have bin informed by the Sons of my predecessors, lyeth A small parcel of Land belonging to the Said Vicaridg’. Bounded from the SE. to the Churchtown by Churchtown or Lafronder lands; from thence on the E. by a lane to Busvargus lands; from there on the E. and SE. by a rill of water ‘in which Rill there is a fence from time Immemorial to let the water into the Vicaridge land, and a Channel to convey it’. The fields all hedged and divided one from the other; the first field as you come into the vicarage, about ½a., the next 2½a., the third ¾a., the fourth 1½a., all abutting Busvargus. And above the last 2½a. a kitchen garden and a flower garden, and 3 other small enclosures for the tilling of roots. The whole vicarage may keep 4 cows, a horse, 2½a. for tillage. No woods, underwoods or right of commoning.

Payments: none.

Fees: marriages anciently 1s. but for many years 2s. 6d., churchings anciently 6d. for many years 1s., burials 1s. Mortuaries above £40 10s., and for less in proportion.

Tithes: calves 6d., fatlings 1s., butter and cheese in kind, ‘or else every Cow one shilling to the Election of the Minister’; hay, hemp, honey, pigs and geese in kind; lands set at rent 12d in the £ ‘ to the full improved value, they payeing also offerings and Hony’; fish from the sea in kind, and those that fish at the Rock 2d. p.a.; lamb and fleeces either in kind or 2d. a lamb & 1d a fleece; colts 6d; no tithe outside the parish.

Furnishings: 3 bells, no clock, a pulpit and canopy, a pulpit cloth of velvet ‘floured with Gold and Silver’, a crucifix ‘very Antiq’, a plush cushion, the Communion Table railed in, with silk and linen coverings for it; a silver chalice and cover of 25 ozs. engraved ‘St. Just in Penwith ex dono Johannis Borlase 1666’, a silver plate of 17 ozs. avoirdupois ‘Ex Dono Lydia Uxoris Johannis Borlase de Pendeen Ar. 1699’ with their coat armour; 2 pewter flagons, one containing a gallon the other a pottle.

Church: the churchwardens charged to repair church & churchyard, by way of a church rate.

Clerk & sexton: the clerk £4 10s p.a., paid by the churchwardens, and the sexton £3 p.a. paid by the overseers of the poor.

Signatories: James Millett vicar, ‘Aetatis sua 80’, Stephen Ustick & James Millett jun., churchwardens, Thomas Adams, the sign of Justinian Bennetts, James [?Ingene], Hugh Worden, Thom[as] Wallis, Thomas Jelbard, Amos Mason, John Chennalls, George Edwards, Stephen Williams, Thomas Rawling, James [?Davy], John Jelbard, Tho[mas] Allen, Martin Millett.

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