Whimple, Deanery of Ailesbeare.

Chanter 225A, 258-259

  1. Population and dissenters: About an Hundred and Ten. No Dissenters or Meeting-House in the Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School in the Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Alms-house, or Charitable Endowment of any kind.

  4. Residence upon cure: I Reside Personally upon my Cure, and in the Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: No Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: At no other.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is Performed twice every Lordís Day with a sermon both in the morning and afternoon.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times.

  9. Number of communicants: Upwards of Eighty. Beween forty and fifty usually Receive. But the number of them who communicated at Easter last past was between Thirty and Forty.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechizíd every year on the Sundays in Lent. The Parishioners take care that their Children and Servants be taught their Catechism, and send them to be catechizíd in the Church.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There never has been any Chapel within this Parish.

    These are true Answers to the above articles. Witness my hand Daniel Newcome.

    Whimple Rectory. Daniel Newcome, M.A.
    inst. Aprl 17. 1744. Presb. Sept. 23. 1739 [Explanation]