Harpford, Deanery of Ailesbeare

Chanter 225A, 64-65

  1. Population and dissenters: In Harpford are twenty Familys three persons dissenters in the Presbyterean way, no meeting house &c.

  2. Public or charity schools: No School or any Endowments.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Alms house or Hospital &c.

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

  5. Curate: No curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: Only occasionally to Assist my neighbour in sickness or Absense.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On every Sunday once a day at this place and so likewise at Ven Ottery which is annexed to this. Alternately performing morning & even: service at each with a Sermon at both as it has been the usage for many ages very likely ever since the Parishes have been Annexed Holy days I observe sometimes here & at other times at Ven Ottery.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times here and the same at Ven Ottery.

  9. Number of communicants: Generally twelve or thirteen communicate about that number at Easter last.

  10. Catechising of children: I usualy begin in Every year to catechise Children in my churches here and at Ven Ottery on Trinity or the following Sunday, and continue to do so, for six weeks or two months the Parishioners instructing their Children & servants at home.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: None.

    Harpford with Ven Ottery Annexed V. M: Mundy A.M:
    Inst. Aug. 7. 1734. Presb May ye last 1713:
    Offspring Exon. [Explanation]