Martinhoe, Deanery of Sherwill

Chanter 225B, 721-722

  1. Population and dissenters: Not one Dissenter nor meeting house. There is in my Parish twenty six families.

  2. Public or charity schools: No publick nor Charity School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Alms-house, nor Hospital, but there is five pounds in the hands of the Parishioners, the Interest of which is distributed on Easter monday every year amongst the poor day-labourers by the hands of the Minister & Church=wardens.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside in the Parsonage house of Paracomb: but am constantly here every Lordís day & other days set a part for Divine service.

  5. Curate: No.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: All Lordís days, & other Days set a part for Divine service. Once every Lordís, & every other Lordís day with a sermon in ye morning, to every other Lordís-day at ye Parish of Paracomb by Course & turns.

  8. Frequency of communion: Five times.

  9. Number of communicants: Sixty six most of them receive yearly. In particular at Easter last between forty & fifty.

  10. Catechising of children: In ye Summer season as ye Parishioners send their children.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No Chapel.

    Martinhoe R.--- James Colley A.B. inst. Decbr 3d 1709
    Presb: Sept. 25. 1709
    Ofsp. Exon [Explanation]

    James Colley