Cheriton Bishop, Deanery of Dunsford

Chanter 225A, 198-199

    To the Revd Dr Foulke

  1. Population and dissenters: Number of Families 96.
    No Dissenters.
    No Meeting-House of Dissenters.

  2. Public or charity schools: No publick or Charity School, endow’d or otherwise maintain’d.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: Lands and Tenements have been left for the Repair of the Church, valu’d at seven Pounds per Annum – William Discomb of Drewsteington and Richard Gorwyn; John Strong and Richard Tozer of this Parish, Feoffees. There are three pounds per Annum left to the poor, to be distributed by the Overseers and William Strong of this Parish. I have not heard, nor do I know of any Abuses or Frauds Committed in the Management of such Benefactions. There is no Alms House, Hospital, or other charitable Endowment.

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

  5. Curate: I have the annual salary of thirty pounds, with the Surplice Fees.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Every Lord’s Day twice, with a Sermon in the Morning.

  8. Frequency of communion: 5 Times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: 35 and upwards.
    26 usually receive.
    32 communicated at Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: The Parishioners neglecting to send their Children and servants who have not learn’d their Catechism to be instructed, are now only catechiz’d on the Sunday in Lent.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No.

    I am your Lordship’s most Dutiful and Obedient Servant Thos. Radliffe, Banbury Curate.

    [The following text is written in the margin beside query 11]:

    ‘To Mr Chantor Fowle, The curate could not give me an account of your institution &c as in the specimen. Please to return <this paper> to me hither with the Dates &c inserted. N. Exon. Qu. Square. [Explanation]