Mannaton, Deanery of Moreton

Chanter 225B, 557-558

  1. Population and dissenters: In the Parish of Mannaton are twenty five Families viz Farmers & Labourers. There is not any Licenc'd or other Meeting House in my Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is not any Publick or Charity School, endow'd or otherwise maintain'd in my Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, Hospital, or other Charitable endowment, or any Lands or Tenements for the repair of the Parochial Church of Mannaton.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside personally on my Cure at Mannaton, but at Little Somerford in the County of Wilts & Diocese of Sarum.

  5. Curate: I have a Residing Curate. His name is John Botters. He is duly Qualified according to the Canons in that Behalf. He Lives in my Parsonage House. I allow him the sum of thirty pounds per annum with the Perquisites.

  6. Divine service at other churches: My Curate performs Divine Service in Mannaton Church only once every Sunday except when he Preaches to assist a neighbouring Clergyman.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Two Sermons are Preach'd every Lords Day in the Church of Mannaton.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is Administer'd in the Church of Mannaton five times a year viz Easterday, the Lords Day after, Whitsunday, Michaelmas and Christmas.

  9. Number of communicants: The Communicants, generally, are about Thirty in number at Easter and at other times at Mannaton.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are Catechis'd in the Church of Mannaton five or six Sundays every year.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I don't know of any Chapels or Chapel in my Parish of Mannaton.

    Mannaton R... Charles Carwithen A.B. Inst: Feb: 11. 1736. Presb: Jan: 25 1736 Jos: Rochester. [Explanation]