Offwell, Honyton

Chanter 225A, 33-34

  1. Population and dissenters: There are fifty two Families; there are three Families of Dissenters who bear the Denomination of Presbyterians, but no licensíd or other Meeting-House of Dissenters within this Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is, my Lord, no publick or Charity School endowd or otherwise maintainíd in this Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is one Alms-house in this Parish, but no Lands left for the Repair of the Church or any other pious use.

  4. Residence upon cure: The Revd Mr Fulford the Rector is in Dorchester Prison.

  5. Curate: These is a Curate, whose Name is Theodosius Thomas duly qualified, whose salary is thirty six Pounds per annum.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service at no other Church.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays and Holy-Days, and that Twice every Lordís Day with a Sermon after morning & Evening service.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four Times in the year (viz) Easter-Day, Whitsunday Michaelmas and Christmas Day.

  9. Number of communicants: There are generally betwixt fifteen and twenty Communicants of a medium, but last Easter there were twenty four to make up the Complement.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechizíd in the Summer Season upon Sundays in the Afternoon Service, and after Notice the Parishioners send their Children and Servants to be instructed by me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapel within this Parish.

    Mr. Fulford being in Prison, I canít learn the Date of his Institution and Priestís Orders who am your dutiful son. Theo: Thomas Curate of Offwell. [Explanation]