Aishreigney, Deanery of Torrington

Chanter 225B, 816-817

  1. Population and dissenters: There are 100 Families in my Parish, none of which are Dissenters.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is a Charity School in my Parish endowd with Ten pounds a year for ever. – The number of Children on the Masters List is 20, & due care is taken to instruct them in the principles of the Christian Religion according to the Doctrine of the Church of England, & to bring them duly to Church.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-House Hospital, or any other charitable Endowment except the above.

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

  5. Curate: Here is no residing Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service at no Church besides my own.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform’d in my Church on all publick Festivals & Fasts both of Church & State: On Wednesdays & Fridays in the Lent Season, & twice on the Lords Day with a Sermon in the morning.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is administerd in my Church 8 times a year.

  9. Number of communicants: The number of Communicants in my Parish are about 120. – About 40 of Them usually receive And at Easter last there were between 70 & 80.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catchized in my Parish Church on the Lords Days in the afternoon during the Summer Season. And sometimes the Charity-Children on Holidays.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: Here are no Chapels within my Parish.

    W Shepheard Rector

    Ashreigney R. William Shepheard A.M.
    Inst. Novr 8th 1727 – Presb. Sep. 24. 1721. [Explanation]
    W. Sarum.