East=Downe, Deanery of Sherwill

Chanter 225B, 697-698

  1. Population and dissenters: We have forty five Families in our Parish, no Dissenters or Meeting House of Dissenters of any sort or Denomination.

  2. Public or charity schools: We have not any Publick or Charity School, endowed or otherwise maintain'd, in our Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have not in our Parish any Alms=house, Hospital, or other charitable endowment; neither have any Lands or Tenements been left for the Repair of the Church or other pious Use.

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

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do perform Divine Service at the Parish Church of Bittadon every other Lord's Day in the After=noon; And administer the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper there three Times in a Year.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd in my Church twice every other Lord's-Day with a Sermon in the Morning; And once with a Semron in the Morning when I perform Divine Service at Bittadon.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administred in my Church five Times in the Year.

  9. Number of communicants: I have in my Parish sixty two Communicants, whereof twenty usually receive. The Number of them who Communicated at Easter last past was about fifty.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechiz'd in my Church every other Lord's-Day in the After-noon from the 25th Day of March to the 29th Day September at which Time my Parishioners send their Children and Servants to be instructed in their Catechism by me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have no Chapel within our Parish.

    Edward Pine Rectr of Eastdowne.
    Eastdowne Rectory Edward Pine, A.B. inst. January 23d. 1735. Presb. Sept. 29th. 1735. Stephen Exon. [Explanation]