Eggbuckland, Deanery of Tamerton

Chanter 225B, 459-460

  1. Population and dissenters: In this Parish are sixty six Families, & not one Dissenter nor Meeting House of any Denomination.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no publick or Charity-School in this Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alm's House or Hospital in this Parish, tho' one pound & ten shillings, yearly, are given to ye poor of it payable out of ye Rent of a House or Houses in Plymouth which is wont to be distributed at Christmass by ye minister & overseers of ye poor for ye Time Being. I have not heard of any fraud committed in ye management of this Charity.

  4. Residence upon cure: I have personally resided in ye Vicarage House of this Parish, since ye 20th of June last.

  5. Curate: There are two residing Curates in ye vicarage of Stockingha[m] (which I have a Dispensation to hold with this vicarage) they are qualified I believe, according to ye Canons: neither of them liveth in ye Vicarage House. Their names are William Winter & Peter Creed, & their Allowance is 30 per annum each.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays twice ev'ry Lord's day, with a Sermon both in ye morning & afternoon, except from advent Sunday to Lent, when ye minister used to catechize & expound on ye Catechism, in ye Afternoon, instead of preaching.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four Times in ye year.

  9. Number of communicants: According to ye Information I have, about Thirty Persons communicated last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children use to be catechized evr'y Sunday in the afternoon from advent Sunday to Lent, & the minister to expound on the Catechism.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapel of any sort in this Parish.

    Eggbuckland V. George Langworthy M.A. Inst. Jul. 20th, 1743 Presb. Jun. 13. 1731. Stephan Exon. Stockingham v. George Langworthy A.B. Inst. Apr. 15. 1742. [Explanation]