Horwood, Barum

Chanter 225B, 685-686

  1. Population and dissenters: Sixteen. Five Farms, Ten Cottages & ye Parsonage. No Dissenters of any Denomination.

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

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, Hospital, or charitable Endowment, nor any thing left for the Repair of the Church.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do reside personally upon my Cure, as that may Import the constant & regular Discharge of my Duty, but not in my Parsonage House. For these Reasons. The House is a Small mean Building not capable of receiving my Family. My Predecessor dying Insolvent I could not recover any thing for his Dilapidation, and the yearly Income of the Place being small (not amounting to forty Pounds clear) I am not able to lay out more on it than is sufficient to keep it in tenantable Repair. These Reasons prevailed on your Ldship’s Predecessor to permit my Residence in Barnstaple. And I humbly Desire the like Favour of your Lordship, having Four sons to Educate, who may now receive the Benefit of the Writing & Grammar Schools, which otherwise they would want, thro my Inability to support the Expences of Boarding them here.

  5. Curate: This I look upon as answered by the former.

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

  7. Frequency of divine service: Every {Sunday} Lords-Day with a Sermon in the morning, and on the chief Festivals.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four Times at Easter, Whitsunday, Michaelmas & Christmas.

  9. Number of communicants: About Fifteen. Ten or Twelve usually receive, particularly Ten last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: The Number of Catechumens in my Parish seldom exceed eight who are catechized by me four or five Times in the year.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapel in my Parish.

    Horwood R. --- John Boyse, A.M.
    inst: June 3d 1729. Presb: June 1st. 1729.
    Stephen Exon [Explanation]