Beaworthy, Deanery of Okehampton

Chanter 225A, 348-349

  1. Population and dissenters: I have Thirty one Familys in my Parish. None of them are Dissenters.

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

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-House or Hospital in my Parish. Nor have any Lands or Tenements been left for ye Repair of my church, or other pious uses. But there has been left Sixteen Pounds in mony by several Persons at their Death for ye use of ye Poor. Three Pounds of yt sum has been lost to ye Parish by ye Death of one John Hatch of ye said Parish, who had it in his hands & died insolvent. Ye Interest of ye Remainder is distributed among ye Poor every year on Easter Tuesday.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside on my Cure, because I reside at Tetcott ye Easten Extremity of which Parish is about four Miles from ye western extremity of Beaworthy. Ye two churches are six miles from one another.

  5. Curate: I have no residing Curate because ye incombe of Beaworthy is so small it will not keep one. But ye Revd Mr John Rouse Rector of Highampton an adjoyning Parish (ye income whereof is also small) serves it on Sundays, with ye Consent of your Lordship’s Predecessor. I allow him more than one third part of ye real Income with all ye Perquisites.

  6. Divine service at other churches: [No answer given]

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform’d every Sunday by Mr Rouse once: & by myself sometimes on Holydays & Week-days.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of ye Lord’s Supper is administred four times in ye year in my church.

  9. Number of communicants: There are about fifty Communicants in my Parish. Between twenty or thirty of ym usually receive.

  10. Catechising of children: I sometimes Catechize ye children on Holydays or weekdays myself, if ye Parishioners send ym to me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I have no Chapels within my Parish.

    Beaworthy R... James Sanxay A.B. inst. Jan. 13. 1728. Presb. Sep. 25. 1715. Ofsp. Exon. [Explanation]