Blackawton, Deanery of Totton

Chanter 225B, 481-482

  1. Population and dissenters: There are in our Parish about one hundred, and sixty Families, no Dissenters, but one Woman of the Presbyterian Denomination. No Dissenting Meeting-House of any Sort in the Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no publick or Charity School endowed or otherwise maintain'd in the Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There are in our Parish two Alms-houses for the Poor. There are four or five Cottages, which are Church-Lands, the Revenues of which are yearly collected by the Church-wardens, & accounted for to the Parishioners in the Church-Rates. No abuse, or fraud in the Management of them.

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

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not perform Divine Service at any Church besides my own, unless it be to supply occasionally the Place of a sick or absent Brother.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd in our Church twice every Lord's-Day with a Sermon in the Morning and another in the Afternoon. It is also perform'd on Holy-days; and I preach on all such Holy-days, for which a Sermon is appointed.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administred four Times in the Year.

  9. Number of communicants: How many Communicants, or Communicable Persons there are in the Parish, I cannot say; but the Number of Communicants is usually about fifty, as I believe. It was last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: I catechise the Children now in the Summer-time, which takes up about a Quarter of a Year to go through the Parish, The Parishioners do send their Children, & Servants to be catechiz'd.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapel in the Parish either whole, or in Ruins.

    Blackauton V... Philip Neyle, A.M.
    inst. Augt. 3d. 1733. Presb. June. 11th. 1704.
    Jonat: Exon. [Explanation]