Instow, Deanery of Barum

Chanter 225B, 677-678

  1. Population and dissenters: There are about fifty two families in my Parish, of which Three are Dissenters of the old Presbyterian Stamp.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Charity School or any other endowed School in my Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms House or Hospital within my Parish, But there is a Legacy of Twenty Shillings a year given to the poor of the Parish which is always regularly distributed on Every Xtmas Day.

  4. Residence upon cure: I Do not Reside in my Parish.

  5. Curate: I have a Residing Curate: His name is William Crewther. He does not reside in the Parsonage House. I do allow him eighteen pounds per annum together with all Easter Duties & all Surplice Fees.

  6. Divine service at other churches: Divine Service is performed by the Residing Curate at Alscott a Neighbouring Parish.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed in the Parochial Church on all Holydays &c. and always {on Sundays} once every Lord’s Day with a Sermon the Curate performing it the other part of the day at the Parish Church of Alscott.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times a year of which Easter is one.

  9. Number of communicants: There are about one hundred and ten Communicants in the Parish, of which about twenty five Communicated the last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are Catechized {every} once a fortnight in the afternoon on Sundays in the Summer; but it has been frequently omitted by the Curate this year <(till within this month)> on Account of an ill State of Health.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapple within or appendant to my Parish.

    Instow R. ––– George Gregory A.M. Inst – Jan: 16th. 1729. Presb: Aug: 13th. 1727 Stephen Exon. [Explanation]