Dolton, Deanery of Torrington

Chanter 225B, 800-801

  1. Population and dissenters: The number of Familys in this Parish are about 100 And of Them there are no Dissenters of any denomination. Nor any licenced or other Meeting-house of Dissenters.

  2. Public or charity schools: Here is no Publick or Charity School now endow'd here, or otherwise maintaind; the Subscriptions to a Charity School formerly sett up by myself & encouragd by my Patrons being now sunk.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, Hospital or any other charitable Endowment. Nor have any Lands or Tenements been left for the repair of this church, or any other pious use.

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

  5. Curate: Here is no residing Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service at no Church besides This my own, and the Impropriated Cure of Dowland, except occasionally, in the absence or Sickness of a neighbouring Minister.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd in this Church twice Every Lords Day, with a Sermon in the morning (4 Times only excepted when the Sacrament is administerd at Dowland) I read Prayers on every Holiday, whether Fasts or Festivals on every Wednesday & Friday in the Lent - every Wednesday & Friday in the Weeks before the Sacrament & at all publick Baptisms.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is administer'd here at the 4 usual Festivals of Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday & Michaelmas: but then I give it 2 Sundays together for the benefit of Those who could not attend it the first time.

  9. Number of communicants: Here are about 80 Communicants. 60 or 70 of Them usually receive. As to last Easter, by reason of my own Sickness I could only have one Communion, & the number did not exceed 40.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children of this Parish were wont to be catechiz'd by me yearly during the Lent Season. But for the 2 years last past by reason of my frequent indisposition with the Gout, & my preaching twice & reading prayers thrice every Lords Day I now catechize here now only every other year, & that in the Summertime.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: Here are no Chapels within this Parish.

    Samuel Ley
    Rector of Dolton

    Dolton R. Samuel Ley, A.M. Inst. Ap 10. 1727
    Presb. Sep. 19. 1714. Jonat. Winton. [Explanation]