Hartford, Deanery of Plympton

Chanter 225B, 415-416

  1. Population and dissenters: The number of Families in my Parish are twelve but no Dissenters or Meeting-House.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School in my Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is <in> my Parish no Alms house, Hospital, or other Charitable Endowment.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside in my Parish, but at North-Huish, a neighbouring Parish; and the reason of my non-Residence is, because of the Smallness of my Income, which is not sufficient to bear the Charge of House-keeping; and having very mean houses in my Parish, not one capable of receiving Lodgers, is another reason of my residing in another Parish.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service once every Lord's Day at North-Huish till such time as the Revd Mr. Cross, the Incumbent provides himself with a Curate.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performd once every Lord's Day, with a Sermon; as likewise on Occasional Days;

  8. Frequency of communion: It is administred four times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: The number of Communicants in my Parish are Ten, the greatest Part receive every Sacrament Day; the number that Communicated Easter last past were seven.

  10. Catechising of children: The usual time of Catechizing the Children of my Parish is in the Summer, but some years, by reason of the fewness of Inhabitants, I have not to Catechized, as this year and the last.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I have no Chapel in my Parish.

    Hartford R.... John Prowse, A.M. Inst. Sep. 23. 1719. Presb. Sept. 20. 1719. Lan. Exon. [Explanation]

    John Prowse Rector.