Berrynarber, Deanery of Sherwill

Chanter 225B, 744-745

  1. Population and dissenters: We have in this Parish about 70 Families. Of these none are Dissenters. There is no licenced or other Meeting House of Dissenters in this Parish, or Teacher.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School, endow'd or otherwise maintain'd in this Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is in this Parish no Alms-house, Hospital, or other Charitable Endowment, nor any Lands or tenements left for ye Repair of this Church, or other Pious use.

  4. Residence upon cure: The Revd Mr. Bluett Rector of this Parish resides sometimes here & sometimes at Hoclomb Rogus of which Parish He is the Vicar; but He has a residing Curate in each Parish always.

  5. Curate: I am his residing Curate here. My name is William Fosse. I am duly qualified according to the Canons in that behalf. I live in the Parsonage-House. My allowance is 40 yearly.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not perform Divine Service {Service} at any Church besides my own.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd in this Church on all Sundays & Holidays. Twice every Lords Day, with a Sermon in the Morning.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is administred 4 times in ye year in this Church.

  9. Number of communicants: The number of Communicants in this Parish is about 150 of these about 40 usually receive. There might be about 50 who communicated at Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are Catechiz'd in this Church throughout Lent & several times in the Summer. The Parishioners in general are pretty careful to send their Children & Servants who have not learn'd their Catechism to be instructed therein.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There are no Chapels within this Parish, or any Chapel in Ruins, in which Divine Service is not perform'd.

    Berrynarber R. Gulielmus Fosse A.B. Cur.
    Presb. Mar 2. 1739. Joh. Bath & Wellens.
    W. Fosse Curate of Berrynarber. [Explanation]