Holbeton, deanery of Plympton

Chanter 225B, 417-418

  1. Population and dissenters: My Lord
    We have in our Parish one hundred & fifty Families a part of one of these are Quakers, besides whom, I bless God! we have no Dissenters of any Denomination neither Meeting-House nor Teacher.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is not any Publick or Charity School in our Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is not any Alms-House, Hospital or other Charitable Endowment in our Parish. A Rent Charge of eighteen Shillings per Annum & a little Field of three fourth Parts of an Acre have been left us, but by whome or for what pious use we know not, only, as it is generally believed to have been given for the Repairs of our Church tis honestly applied to that use.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do personally reside on my Cure & in my Vicarage House.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed twice every Lords-Day in my Parish Church (with a sermon in the Morning & Afternoon) on every Holy Day & on Wednesdays & Fridays in Lent.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is administred five Times in the Year.

  9. Number of communicants: I cannot say how many Communicants there are in my Parish, but commonly between forty & fifty receive at Easter last near seventy.

  10. Catechising of children: Our Children are Chatechiz'd on Holy Days & on Wednesdays & Fridays in Lent. The Children & Servants are taught the Chatechism at Home not one has been brought to me for that Purpose.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I know not of any Chapel in my Parish.

    This is the best Answer can be given to your Lordships Queries by your Lordships most dutifull Son & most obedient Servant. N: Mathew.
    Holbeton V Nathaniel Matthew A.M. inst: June 10. 1723. Presb: Septemr. 25. 1720. Lan: Exon. [Explanation]