Harberton, Deanery of Totton

Chanter 225B, 493-494

  1. Population and dissenters: We have about one Hundred and sixty Families in our Parish. Of these, five are Dissenters. They are all Presbiterians. There is not any licenced or other Meeting-House of Dissenters in our Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School, endowed or otherwise maintain'd in our Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There are in our Parish Alms=Houses, no Hospital; and other Charitable Endowments. Trustees have the direction of such Benefactions. There are no lands or Tenements left for the Repair of our Church but there are for other pious uses. I do not know nor have heard of any abuses or frauds committed in the management of them.

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

  5. Curate: I am allowed thirty pounds a year by the Revd Mr Christopher Roberts Vicar.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not perform Divine Service at any Church besides Our own.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Every Lord's Day, and generally most every Holy-day Divine Service is performed in our Church. Twice every Lord's Day with a Sermon in the Morning, and afternoon.

  8. Frequency of communion: Seven times a year at least the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administred in our Church.

  9. Number of communicants: There are about a Hundred and forty Communicants in our Parish. About sixty generally receive at each Sacrament. There were about a hundred and twenty at the two sacraments at Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: Five Sundays following beginning about Midsummer the Children are catechised in our Parish; and they have been, but at that Season of the year only. The Parishoners do send their Children and Servants who have not learn'd their Catechism to be instructed by me at that time.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have not any Chapel, nor the Ruins of any within our Parish.

    Harberton V... Elias Browne, AB Curate.
    Deacon June 4. 1732. Priest June 9. 1734.
    Stephen Exon. [Explanation]