Beaford, Deanery of Torrington

Chanter 225B, 802-803

  1. Population and dissenters: About fourscore families, but no Dissenters.

  2. Public or charity schools: No publick or charity School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Alms-house, Hospital, or other Charitable Endowment.

  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: I Serve no Church but my own.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Twice every Lords day, with a Sermon in the morning.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament is administred thrice every Year.

  9. Number of communicants: There are about twenty Communicants generally; and about the Same number last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: The parishioners neglect to Send their children or Servants to be Catechized.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: One chappel in the Parish belonging to a Private family, called Woolley chappel, but the Windows are Shut up, and no use made of it.

    Beaford R. Thos: Hele A.M. Instit: Aug: 9th 1727.
    Stephen: Exon: Presbyt: Septbr: 23. 1723.
    Lan: Exon:

    Tho: Hele Rectr: of Beaford.