Combe Martin, Deanery of Sherwill

Chanter 225B, 727-728

  1. Population and dissenters: There are about one hundred Families in my Parish, But not one Dissenter.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is a Free School within my Parish endow'd with lands to the yearly Value of twenty pounds. But rendred quite useless through the ignorance incapacity & immorality of the master of the Said School. The Case has been laid before your Lordship from whom we hope redress.
    NB. The Schoolmaster of the above Free School has no Licence, & I believe through his immorality & Incapacity could never obtain a Testimonial for that purpose.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have a work House erected in the Parish for the employing the poor, maintained at the charge of the Parish, according to the Act of Parliament. But no other Charitable Benefactions, excepted the endowed Free School as above, the Revenue of which is notoriously abused & misapplyed.

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

  5. Curate: I have no residing Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed on all Holy days, & twice every Lord's day with a Sermon in the Morning.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in the year, viz. at Christmas, Easter, Whitsundtide & Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: Upwards of Thirty communicated at Easter last past; There are about one hundred & fifty communicants in the Parish.

  10. Catechising of children: On Sundays in the Afternoon in the Summer.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapel within my Parish, or appendant to it.

    Geo: Gregory Rector of Combmartin
    Combmartin R.... George Gregory A.M. inst. May 13th. 1741. Presb: Aug. 13th. 1727. Stephan. Exon. [Explanation]