Plymtree, Deanery of Plymtree

Chanter 225A, 120-121

  1. Population and dissenters: About thirty five Familys in the Parish. But one dissenter of the Presbyterian sort.

  2. Public or charity schools: No school but one that kept by a woman to instruct children to read, and to learn them their catechism.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Alms house but what is commonly called the Churchhouse, no Lands or Tenements for the repair of the Church, but several Benefactions for the Benefit of the Poor, which are properly rightly applyed.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside here, but at Harpford, my sisters living in my Parsonage house at Plimtree ever since the death of my Father, the former incumbent, I have a dispensation to hold it with Harpford.

  5. Curate: I have a residing Curate who is Licensed whose name is Phillip Saunders. He does not reside in the Parsonage house but boards with an honest Farmer and I allow him thirty pounds a year.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No otherwise than to assist a neighbour in sickness or absense.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays twice a day with a sermon morning & Even: on all Holy days, if there <is> a proper congregation.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in Every year.

  9. Number of communicants: Generally about Twenty communicants, about that number Easter last.

  10. Catechising of children: The usual time of Catechizing is to Begin upon Trinity or the following Sunday and to continue to do so for two months.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: None.

    Phil: Saunders Curate

    Plymtree M: Mundy. A.M. inst. Dec. 23 1736. Presb: May the last 1713 Offspring Exon. [Explanation]