Charleton, Deanery of Woodley

Chanter 225B, 517-518

  1. Population and dissenters: There are about Ninety Families in my Parish, Three of which are Dissenters, who go under ye Denomination of Presbyterians. There is no Meeting House in my Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Charity School in my Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, Hospital, or other Charitable Endowment in my Parish, nor do I know of any Lands being left for ye Repair of ye Church, or other pious Use.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally upon my Cure, and in my Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: I perform Divine Service in my Church twice every Lord's Day, & Preach both in ye Morning & Afternoon. I likewise perform Divine Service on Holy-days & on ye Days of Humiliation & Thanksgiving appointed by Authority.

  8. Frequency of communion: Seven Times; on Christmas Day & ye Sunday Following, on Easter Day, & ye Sunday following, on Whitsunday, & ye Sunday following, & on ye Sunday after ye Feast of St: Michael.

  9. Number of communicants: About Fifty, Thirty of which usually receive, & as I near as I can say There was that Number communicated last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: I catechise ye Children about Four Times after Harvest; & usually expound ye Catechism to them. My Parishioners send their Children & Servants to receive Instructions from me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I have no Chapels in my Parish in Ruins or otherwise.

    Thomas Whinyates.

    Charleton R. Thomas Whinyates, A.B.
    Inst. June 25. 1742. Presb. Mar: 14. 1741.
    Benj: Win: [Explanation]