Sheldon, Deanery of Dunkeswell, 1744, by H: Manning, Curate.

Chanter 225A, 45-46

[Answers entered on a separate sheet of paper, not using the printed form].

  1. Population and dissenters: There are in the Parish about 18 Families, 4 of which are Presbyter:n Dissenters – No Meeting House.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no School at all.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms House, Hospital, or other Charitable Endowment.

  4. Residence upon cure: My Curates name is Richd: Martyn, who lives at Awliscombe, about 2 miles distant has leave of your Lordship to serve both Parishes, they being very small.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: [No answer given]

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is perform’d once every Lord’s Day with a sermon in ye morning.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of ye Lord’s Supper is administer’d in ye Church 3 times in ye: year.

  9. Number of communicants: There are about 20 Communicants, 8 of which generally communicate.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are Catechizd 4 Sundays in ye year.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapel, nor has there ever been one, in the Parish.

    Sheldon Curt: Henry Manning A.B. licesn’d Augt: ye: 30th 1729. Presb: July 7th 1728. Stephen Exon. [Explanation]