Filleigh, Deanery of Barum

Chanter 225B, 663-664

  1. Population and dissenters: About Thirty Families There is no dissenter of any sort in the Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: We have no publick or Charity School=but great care is privately taken in teaching children the principles of Christian Religion according to the Doctrine of the Church of England.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: I know of none, Lands Tenements almshouse or Charitable Endowment.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally on my cure, but at the house of the Right Honourable Lord Clinton.

  5. Curate: I discharge all parts of the ministerial function myself.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is regularly performed twice-every Sunday with a Sermon each time; on other Days the Parishioners are not used to give their attendance & I find but thin Congregations.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: We have about one hundred persons of age to receive the Sacrament: of which usually upwards of Forty receive, and there were about five & forty communicants at Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: In the Summer Season not only children but grown persons are carefully catechizd for six weeks or more; & we have full audiences at Such Exercises.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have no chapel nor the ruins of Any.

    Consolidated Rectorys of Filleigh & East Buckland John Honycomb AM instit Aug: 14 1740 by Stephen Exon: Presb - Aug: 10th 1740 Stephen Exon. [Explanation]

    Febrilimanu Scripsi J Honycomb.