Parracombe, Deanery of Sherwill

Chanter 225B, 725-726

  1. Population and dissenters: Not one Dissenter nor meeting-house. There is in my Parish fifty two families.

  2. Public or charity schools: No publick or Charity School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Alms-house nor Hospital; but there is twenty three pounds in ye hands of the Parishioners. The Interest of which is yearly distributed between the poor day labourers by ye minister & Churchwardens the Tuesday in Easter-week.

  4. Residence upon cure: Yes.

  5. Curate: No.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: All Sundays, Saintís days, or on other days set apart of divine service once every Lordís day, and every other Lordís day with a Sermon in the morning and so every other Lordís day at ye Parish of Martinhoe by Course & turn.

  8. Frequency of communion: Five times in an year.

  9. Number of communicants: One hundred thirty one most receive sometimes in an year, at Easter last about Eighty.

  10. Catechising of children: Between Lady-day & Michaelmas as ye Parishioners do send Ďem.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No Chapel.

    Paracomb R--- James Colley A.B. inst Novbr 3d 1720
    Presb. Sept. 25. 1709.
    Ofsp Exon
    James Colley [Explanation]