Cottleigh, Deanery of Honiton

Chanter 225A, 5-6

  1. Population and dissenters: I have in my Parish forty two Families four of which are Dissenters. Two of the Anabaptist Persuasion and two of the Presbyterian. There is not any licenced or, any other Meeting house of Dissenters within my Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no publick or charity School, endowed, or otherwise maintained in my Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Almshouse Hospital, or any other charitable Endowment within my Parish.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do reside personally upon my cure and in my Parsonage house.

  5. Curate: I have no curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not perform divine service at any church besides my own unless in case of Sickness.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is performed in my Church upon the 5th of November The 30th of January The 29th of May And the 11th of June As also upon Ash Wednesday and Good Friday And a sermon twice every Lords day.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in a year at Easter Whit Sunday Michaelmass and X'tismass.

  9. Number of communicants: Fiveteen about that number receive usualy. But in particular at Easter last there were twenty three that communicated.

  10. Catechising of children: I do catechize the children of the several Families within my Parish once every year but the Parishioners do not send their children, and servants, who have not learned their catechism to be instructed by me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No I have neither Chapel nor Chapels within my Parish.

    This is a true and as particular an Answer as I could make to your Lordships Queries.

    Signed by me M. Wolcot: R.

    Cotleigh R: Maximilian Wolcot A:B.
    inst: Aug: 16: 1720 Lanc: Exon
    Presb: Sept: 20: 1723: Offsp: Exon [Explanation]