Buckfastleigh, Deanery of Totton

Chanter 225B, 499-500

  1. Population and dissenters: We have about two hundred Families in our Parish, in which two Persons only are Dissenters viz. Presb[yteria]n. We have meeting house of Dissenters in our Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is noe Publick, or Charity School in our Parish, but there are several Private Schooles.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have not in our Parish any alms-house, or Hospital; We have some Lands reputed to be left for ye repair of our Church & other Pious uses. The Minister Churchwardens & overseers usually direct ye Benefactions by ye consent & approbation of ye Parishioners.

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

  5. Curate: I have noe Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I doe not perform Divine Service at any Church besides my own, except it be to assist an absent, or Indispos'd Brother.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays & Holy dayes, and on Wensdays & Fridays during Lent twice on every Lords day, with a Sermon every forenoon; & usually in ye Afternoon, except it be, in ye short quarter of ye year.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in ye year.

  9. Number of communicants: We have between 80 & 100 Communicants yt usually receive at a time, doe believe there might be about a hundred receive'd at last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: On Sundays in ye Afternoon, I usually Catechize ye Children in our Church. The Parishioners, doe send yr Children & Servts to be instructed in thier catechism by me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have two Chapels in Ruins, and a decay'd Abby.

    Buckfastleigh V--- Rob. Bradford, A.B. Inst. Mar. 22. 1717.8. Presb. Feb. 23. 1717.8: Jonat. Winton. [Explanation]