Lyfton, Deanery of Tavistoke

Chanter 225A, 374-375

  1. Population and dissenters: There are about seven:score Families in this Parish. There are no Dissenters of any denomination.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Charity=school endowed in this Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is an Alms=house for the aged poor, or those yt are otherwise infirm. There are no Lands for the repair of the Church or for any other pious use.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally upon my Cure, & in my Parsonage house; some part of the year I reside in my parish of Cheriton Fitzpaine, & there in the Parsonage house.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate at present, my last Curate whose name was Bryant is lately gone to his Rectory of Dunterton. I have intitled another, for the Parish of Cheriton, with an allowance of thirty pounds yearly & the perquisites; whose name is Gould; but he is not as yet ordainíd, but intends to offer himself att the next Ordination.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not perform Divine Service att any Church besides my own; except for the assistance of my neighbours, upon reasonable & necessary occasions.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is performed in my Church twice every Lordís day, & sermons as often & on all other Anniversary Feasts, & Fasts of the Church.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lordís supper is administred in my Church four times in the year, att the three great Feasts, & about Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: There may be two hundred Communicants in this Parish, fifty of which may usually receive. I believe about the same number the last Easter as far as I can recollect the number is at all times generally equal.

  10. Catechising of children: In which of my Parishes I reside the Summer there I catechise the Children of yt Parish. The Parishioners never send their Children or servants to be instructed by me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There are no Chapels standing in this Parish, nor any Chapel yt I know, or ever heard of in ruins.

    Lyfton RóArthur Harris M.A. inst: Sept. 20th 1733. Presb: Decem: 20th 1719. Edm: Lincoln.
    Arthur Harris Rectr of Lyfton
    Deanery of Tavistock [Explanation]