St Kerrian, Deanery of Christianity

Chanter 225A, 294-295

    Addressed to Mr Christopher Roberts

    [Note, 'at my approaching Primary Visitation, and may be deliver'd either to the Register, or to my Secretary' crossed through and 'to me' written in the margin. Dated: Exeter Jun 2. 1745]

  1. Population and dissenters: There are in this Parish forty Families: of These There are fourteen Dissenters; viz Presbyterians – five. Arians five: Antipædobaptists three. Papist – one. There is a Licenced Meeting House in this Parish, belonging to the Presbyterians; and their Teachers officiate in it alternately, every Lords day.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is in this Parish a Charity School, endowd with a House, and Salary of fifty pounds a year whereof forty pounds to the Head Master, with ye House and eight pounds to {ye} an Usher; and two pounds towards the Expence of the Trustees in visiting: and the number of Children to be taught both reading & writing is forty – Freemens sons. But of late the Executor of the Donor has refusd to pay ye Salary.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-House or Hospital within this Parish. There are Lands and Tenements belonging to this Parish but I don’t know of any left for the repair of the {repair of the} Church, or other pious uses.

  4. Residence upon cure: For want of a House in ye Parish I do not reside on the Cure – but at Bradninch within the City of Exeter.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: I hold the Church of St Kerrian with that of St Petrock – and the Ch: of St Kerrian being not large enough, Divine Service for both Parishes is performd at the Church of St Petrock.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament for this Parish is administerd in the Ch: of St Petrock, once a month.

  9. Number of communicants: There are in this Parish about thirty Communicants. There usually receive from fifteen to twenty, at Easter {between} about twenty five.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children of this Parish are Chatechizd at the same time with the Children of St Petrock and at that Church. I know none but what are Instructed in their Chatechism. They are always Examind before Confirmation.

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

    Christo: Roberts Min. of St. Kerrian.

    St. Kerrian R. Christo: Roberts A:M:
    Sequest[ratio]n: Octr 20. 1721: Presb: Septr 22. 1717.
    W: Sarum. [Explanation]