Cornwood, Deanery of Plympton

Chanter 225B, 413-414

  1. Population and dissenters: We have about a hundred Families. Of yse one a Presbyterian Dissenter, there is no meeting house, or Teacher.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no publick or Charity School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is an Alms house unendowed. There were several Legacies left by several Gentlemen, all which have been laid out in an Estate of twelve pound ten shillings per annum which is bestowed for ye Releif of those who have not weekly or monthly Pay from ye poor Rates, by four Sidesmen chosen by ye Parishioners at Easter.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside upon my Cure, having your Lordships Leave of Absence.

  5. Curate: My Curate Mr Aaron Baker <duly qualified> resides the greatest Part of his time in a Gentleman's House <in ye Parish> & I allow him between forty or fifty pound per Annum.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: It is constantly performed twice on Sundays & on all ye State Holydays.

  8. Frequency of communion: Seven times in ye Year.

  9. Number of communicants: I can't say exactly how many Communicants there are, but at ye great Festivals I beleive there are generally about thirty Communicants.

  10. Catechising of children: Whenever there has been a School <(as there has been generally)> in ye Parish the Children have been Catechized in ye Church for six Weeks or two Months every year.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No.

    Wal. Stert Vicr of Cornwood.

    Cornwood V. Walter Stert A.M. inst: 19. March. 1715. Presb. Sept. 19. 1708. Ofsp: Exon. [Explanation]