Abbots Bickington, Deanery of Holsworthy

Chanter 225A, 334-335

  1. Population and dissenters: The Number of Families in our parish is seven, none of them are Dissenters, neither have we any Meeting House for Dissenters in the parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: We have no publick or Charity School, endowed or otherwise maintained in the parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have no Alms=house, Hospital, or other charitable Endowment belonging to our Parish, Neither have we any Lands or Tenements left for the Repair of our Church or other pious uses.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally upon the Cure of Abbots=Bickington. The Tithes of which parish are Impropriated, the whole great and Small Tithes amount to more than twenty pounds a year, out of which sum must be deducted The Repairs of a Small Chancell, and the Rates and Taxes for the same. I hold it by lease from Henry Rolle of Stevenstone Esqr, and have served it for twenty years last past.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: I serve no other Church or Chapel.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed in our Church twice every Lords day with a Sermon in the Morning, and all Holydays once a day.

  8. Frequency of communion: The holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is administred in our Church four times in the year (viz) on Easter day, Whitsunday, Christmas day and on some Sunday about St Michaels day.

  9. Number of communicants: We have generally about twelve Communicants, there were fourteen communicated at Easter last.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechized in the Church every other Sunday in the Afternoon after the second Lesson in the Summer time.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have no Chapel within our parish.

    Tho: Owen Curate.

    Abbots Bickington Curate Tho: Owen A:B: Coll: some time in Oct 1724 Presb: Sep: 20 1724 Lan: Exon. [Explanation]