Axmouth, Deanery of Honiton

Chanter 225A, 25-26

  1. Population and dissenters: About Sixty; of which there are Two Families (in number five <persons>) Presbyterians. No meeting <house> of any sort whatever.

  2. Public or charity schools: No Publick, nor Charity School, in ye Parish but, ye Children are instructed in their reading & Catechism, according to ye Doctrine of ye Church of England, by two sober & prudent School=mistresses. P.S. – there is forty shillings a year left by one Mr Serle to be for teaching some poor Children to read.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Almshouse, Hospital, or any other Endowment. No Lands, nor Tenements left for ye Repair of ye Church, nor any pious uses.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside on my Vicarage on account my <ill state of> Health, when after six years <Tryal> I had Leave of his late Lordship to remove at Colyton, but serve it my self. My leave from ye late Bishop was by a Letter under his own Hand, & I Humbly beg ye same leave of your Lordship.

  5. Curate: No Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No service at any other Church, unless to oblige a neighbour.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Twice every Sunday, & once every other Day as ye ordinary directs. Unless in ye Depth of Winter, or in case of sickness.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times constantly.

  9. Number of communicants: Between twenty & thirty constantly, & at Easter last, at least thirty.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children <are> call’d to say their Catechism once every Summer, about ye latter end of May & some apprentices come with ye Children.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is one Chapel in <ye Bounds of> [the] Parish named St Pancras three miles from ye Chuch; it belongs to an Estate calld Rooston, which pays no Tythes, but maintains its own Poor; it is in ye same Repair - - - as usuall, but without Pulpit, or Seat.

    Axmouth V --- Thomas Lewes – AM
    inst. Augst 17th 1722. Presb. Sept. 24. 1721 Tho Lewes. [Explanation]