Alphington, Deanery of Kenn.

Chanter 225A, 148-149

  1. Population and dissenters: There are one Hundred and Thirty Families, of these there is but one Dissenter who is an Anabaptist. There is no Meeting-House of any sort whatever.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Charity School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There are two Alms-Houses. There is one House of Land left for the Repair of the Church, for the Direction of which there are Feoffees appointed according to the will of the Donor. I do not know, neither have I heard of any abuse or Fraud committed in the management thereof.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do reside upon my cure, and in the Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Twice every Lordís Day, and on all Festivals.

  8. Frequency of communion: Once in every Month.

  9. Number of communicants: About sixty in all. About Twenty generally. At Easter last past almost Fifty.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechized every Sunday in Lent.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is none.

    Alphington R--- John Pitman, A.M.
    inst. March 21st 1742.
    Presb. Sept. 19. 1742. Joh: Bath & Wells. [Explanation]