Cadbury, Deanery of Cadbury

Chanter 225A, 226-227

  1. Population and dissenters: There may be Thirty four, or five, Families in the whole in the Parish. There are no Dissenters of any sort or Denomination whatsoever.

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

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no almshouse Hospital, or other Charitable Enowment &c.

  4. Residence upon cure: I dont personally reside at Cadbury – But I reside at Bampton, another vicarage to which I am instituted and inducted – about Twelve miles from Cadbury.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate that resides in Cadbury. But the Reverend Mr William Yard Rector of Cadeleigh which is the adjoyning Parish – and the Churches two miles distant from Each other – has by the Permission of your Lordships Predecessor serv’d Cadbury together with Cadeleigh Every since December 1739 I allow him Twenty Pounds per annum.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I dont reside at Cadbury but Bampton. I peform Divine service where I reside, and in no other Church.

  7. Frequency of divine service: The Reverend Mr Gerd who serves Cadbury, preaches Once, and Reads Prayers Twice every Sunday Halfe the year, and only once Every Sunday the other Halfe year. He reads Prayers all Holydays – and Fast days.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is administred Four Times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: There may be Fourscore in the whole of age to receive the Sacrament. There are generally about Twenty who communicate usually – about Thirty Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: The Reverend Mr Gard Catechises the Children some Sundays during the Summer Season. There are about 14 Children and Servants who attend.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapel within the Parish.

    Thomas Wood Vicar of Cadbury

    Cadbury V. Thomas Wood A:M:
    Institut: July 14. 1739. Presb. Sept: 23 1722
    Lanc: Exon [Explanation]