Meeth, Deanery of Torington

Chanter 225B, 792-793

  1. Population and dissenters: About forty five, no Dissenters, or Meeting house in the parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: No publick or Charity School in the Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Alms-house, but a House given towards the Repairs of the Church, & promised to be converted to that use.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside upon my Cure, & dwell in the parsonage House.

  5. Curate: I Serve the Cure myself.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No, unless desired by a Neighbour, in case of Sickness &c.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sunday; <&> generally twice every Lordís-day, with a Sermon in the Morning, & part of the year a Sermon twice in <the> day.

  8. Frequency of communion: Five times in the year; once at Xtmas, twice at Easter once at Whitsunday, & once at Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: About one hundred; of whom not thirty Sometimes receive; at a time, but at Easter last, I suppose, about fifty Received.

  10. Catechising of children: One in the year; & the parishioners Send their Children to be Catechizíd.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No Chapel in the parish.

    Meeth R. Thomas Ley A:B inst: July 7th. 1701.
    Presb: June 7th 1696.
    Jonat. Exon. [Explanation]