Bridge Rule, Deanery of Holsworthy

Chanter 225A, 316-317

  1. Population and dissenters: Twenty five Families great & {little} Small, Bridgerule being a very {small} little Parish. None of those Dissenters now.

  2. Public or charity schools: Properly Speaking, here is no Publick or Charity School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Almshouse, Hospital, or other charitable Endowment.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally upon my Cure & in my Vicarage house.

  5. Curate: I serve ye Cure personally.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service at Pyworthy being a contiguous Parish <the Church being> about a mile distant from Bridgrule Church.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performíd on ye Lordís Days in both Churches with two Sermons in each Church alternately; So yt I preach three times a day; likewise Divine service is performed on other occasional Days.

  8. Frequency of communion: Generally Six times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: About forty Communicants. About Twenty five usually receive. I guess there were about Twenty six who received last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechizíd on ye Lordís Day in ye afternoon immediately before sermon or after the 2d Lesson & as often as there is occasion. The Parishioners do send their Children & servts to be instructed by me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No Chaple at all in ye Parish.

    Bridgerule V. --- Hilkia Bayly, A.B. inst. Aug. 10. 1717. Presb. Mar. 13. 1714. Ofsp. Exon. [Explanation]