Powderham, Deanery of Kenn

Chanter 225A, 156-157

  1. Population and dissenters: Forty=two Families within ye Parish. No Dissenter of any Denomination.

  2. Public or charity schools: No Publick School: a woman Teaches Children to Read.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Alms-House, or Charitable Endowment.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside Personally upon my Cure; But not in ye Parsonage House. Living with Sr Wm Courtenay at ye Castle, and officiating as Chaplain there.

  5. Curate: No.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is performd Every Sunday morning & afternoon; & on Holidays when I can get a proper Congregation.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four-times yearly, of which Easter is one.

  9. Number of communicants: The number of Inhabitants above sixteen of age, are an Hundred or thereabouts of which Twenty-Five Communicated Easter Last.

  10. Catechising of children: I frequently Catechize ye Children in ye Church.

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

    Powderham R. Robert Chute A:M.
    inst. Jan: 30. 1735. Presb. Jan: 30: 1731.
    Steph: Exon. [Explanation]