West Putford, Deanery of Holsworthy

Chanter 225A, 318-319

  1. Population and dissenters: There are about thirty Small Family’s in my Parish. Not one Dissenter of any Class or Denomination, according to ye best of my knowledge & Skill, nor any Meeting House Licensed or unlicensed. There are some Absenters who have been presented, but are unpunished & unreformed.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no School endowed or unendowed in ye Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have no Charitable Endowment of any kind, only a Donation of forty pounds, ye Interest of which is to be given to such Poor People as have not monthly Relief, & that has been duely & regularly applied.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do reside personally in my Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: I have but one Church & no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: Only to supply the Accidental Absence or sickness of a Neighbour.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform’d in my Church Every Lord’s Day twice, with a sermon in the Morning, & every Holy Day, when I can get a Congregation.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is administred in my Church five times Every Year.

  9. Number of communicants: There are about Seventy in my Parish of age fit to Communicate, Their usual Attendance on this Sacred Institution is very uncertain, but at Easter last past, about twenty received the Consecrated Elements.

  10. Catechising of children: On Sundays in the Afternoon, is the usual time that I Catechise the Children & Servants of those who send them to me for Instruction in the Christian Faith, & I trust that Every Member of my Parish capable of Information, hath been duly instructed in the Catechism of the Church of England.

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

    By Your Lordships Command, I now subscribe (in Confidence of your Honour) Sir your Lordships Most Dutyful Son & Servant. Peter Harris.

    West Putford Recty: Peter Harris LLB Inst: Apr: 6 1722. Presb: Octr: 20. 1717. Lan: Exon. [Explanation]