Newton Tracy, Deanery of Barum

Chanter 225B, 671-672

  1. Population and dissenters: Six Familys, that is to say, The Parsonage House three Farm houses and Two cottage Houses. There are no Dissenters of any Denomination.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no charity School, or any School of Education.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, or any charitable Endowment.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside upon the Cure, nor live in the Parsonage house, which differs in no respect from a Cottage house, but I reside at Landkey having the Cure of that chapel, and the chapel of Swymbridge I had the late Bishop of Exeter’s leave to serve them together with ye Rectory of Newton Tracy on account of the Smallness of its value (about Sixteen pounds clear yearly Income) and presume I had likewise your Lordship’s Leave to reside at Landkey when I waited on your Lordship the last year to acquaint your Lordship of ye Condition & Circumstance of the Rectory and Chapel.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: [No answer given]

  7. Frequency of divine service: On every other Sunday in the afternoon, as was ever usual, & on the Principal Festivals of the Church.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: There are Nine Communicants, Seven of which number received the Holy Communion on the first Sunday after Easter day.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children of age to be catechized are instructed by me about thirteen times in the year.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No Chapels within my Parish. The distance of Landkey from Newton four miles and half.

    Newton R. – William Prince A:M:
    inst: April 8th 1741. Presb: July 12: 1730 Stephan Exon. [Explanation]