Jacobstow, Deanery of Okehampton.

Chanter 225A, 370-371

  1. Population and dissenters: Forty two Families; Of which one only are Dissenters and they Presbiterians. We have no Meeting House of any Kind in our Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: Here is only a Private School, in which are taught about fifteen Children, the most part of whom, with some others are by me Examin’d in the Church Catechism every Sunday in the afternoon from Michaelmas to Lady Day.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: The only Benefaction we have is Nineteen Pounds the Interest of which is distributed yearly among the Poor Labourers of our Parish.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside upon my Cure, & in the Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform’d twice every Lord’s Day with a sermon both in the morning & afternoon, & for the most part Prayers on Holy Days.

  8. Frequency of communion: Five times only viz: Twice at Ester, and once at each of the Festivals of Whitsunday, Michaelmas and Christmas.

  9. Number of communicants: Here are about Eight Communicants, of whom about fifty generally receive at a time; at last Easter we had at least Sixty who communicated.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechiz’d every Lord’s Day in the afternoon from Michaelmas to Lady Day. Some of my Parishoners send their Children & servants; and I have endeavoured all I can to persuade the Rest to follow their Example.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have no Chapel of any kind in our Parish.

    Jacobstow Rectry, William Roberts A.M.
    inst: April 16. 1741. Presb. Sept. 1. 1740,
    John Bath & Wells. [Explanation]