Honiton, Deanery of Honiton

Chanter 225A, 1-2

  1. Population and dissenters: There are in my Parish about 460 families; of which about 133 are Dissenters: There are two Liscens’d Meeting houses, one for Independents, the other for Anabaptists: Mr Ball teaches in the first, Mr Maynard in the other.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is a House which was formerly us’d as a Charity School; but there is no Fund belonging to it.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is an Almshouse call’d St Margarets: There are Lands left for the repair of the Chapel of All=Hallows, and other pious uses: The Direction of those Benifactions are in the hands of Feoffees: I have heard of several Abuses in the Management of them.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally in my Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays & other days of humiliation & thanksgiving Divine Service is perform’d: I preach twice every Lord’s day.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times.

  9. Number of communicants: There are in my Parish about a hundred Communicants Between three & fourscore usually receive: about fourscore receiv’d last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: I catechize the Children in the Charity School: to which place the Parishioners send their Children & servants to be instructed.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: The Chapel of All=Hallows in the Town is now rebuilding.

    Honiton R.--- Cha: Bertie, A.M.
    Inst: Novber: 15. 1740 Presb dec: 22. 1734.
    John Oxon.