Combrawleigh, Dunkeswell

Chanter 225A, 52-53

  1. Population and dissenters: I have in this Parish five & thirty families of these three are Dissenters, namely Presbyterians Anabaptists & Quakers; of each Denomination One. There is no meeting house in it.

  2. Public or charity schools: None.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: None.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside upon this Cure but not in the Parsonage House, which was in a great Measure let down at or Soon after Cromwels usurpation, as I have been informed, however it is now inhabited, & in as good Repair, as has been known in the memory of man.
    My Residence is much nearer the Church, & in the most populous Part of the Parish where my Predecessors have lived near 60 years.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate here.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not perform Divine service in any other Church, but when I am without a Curate in my other Parish.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is performed on Sundays, & for the most part on Holy days, and upon other Days that are appointed to be observed.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: We have usually about 15 Communicants, which was the number (as I remember) last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: Once in a year & in the Summer Season when we have here generally the fullest Congregations.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: None.

    Combrawleigh R. William Palmer A.M. inst. Aprill 20 1728 Presb. Sept. 25 1726. Stephan Exon. [Explanation]