Tedbourn St Mary, Deanery of Dunsford

Chanter 225A, 196-197

  1. Population and dissenters: About a hundred & six. I have no Disenter of any Denomination within my Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: I have neither a Publick nor Charity School in my Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: I have neither Almshouse, nor Hospital. There are some Charitable Legacyís given to such poor House=keepers as have not monthly relief. {There are like} to be distributed by ye Minister & Churchwardens. There are likewise Lands given for ye Repair of ye Church, the Direction of these Lands is in ye Power of 12 Feoffees. I do not know, neither have I heard of any abuses or fraudís committed in ye Management of ym.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do reside upon my Cure, and in my Parsonage house.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not.

  7. Frequency of divine service: I perform Divine service in my Church all Holy=days and twice every Lordís Day with a sermon in the morning throughout ye year.

  8. Frequency of communion: Five times.

  9. Number of communicants: About a hundred; thirty or upwards usually receive. I do not exactly mind how many Communicated att Easter last but to the best of my remembrance they were above forty.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechizíd in ye Church during the Summer season, viz: from Trinity Sunday till I have quite gone through the Parish which generally lasts till Mich: The Parishioners do send their Children to be instructed.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I have none.

    Edwd Copleston, Rectr of Tedbourn St. Mary.

    Tedbourn St Maryís R--- Edwd Copleston A:B inst. Sept: 23d 1731. Presb: July 7 1728. Stephan: Exon. [Explanation]