Petrockstow, Deanery of Torington

Chanter 225B, 790-791

  1. Population and dissenters: 80. There is not one Dissenter in ye Parish of any Denomination.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School in ye Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, Hospital, but there is a charitable Endowment given by Mrs Mary Hutchins of ten Pounds & ten Pounds given by ye Revd: Mr Samll: Rolle to ye use of ye Poor. There are no Lands left for ye repair of ye Church.

  4. Residence upon cure: I am Chaplain to ye Right Hon:ble Robert Lord Walpole, & Live with him in ye Norfolk.

  5. Curate: I have a Curate his name is Holland Coham. He is qualified according to ye Canons. he does not live in ye Parsonage-House. I allow him forty Pounds a year. he lives with his Father in another Parish, two miles from Petrockstow, because he has endeavoured, but can find no Suitable entertainment with any Person in either Parish of Merton or Petrockstow.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service in no Church but my own.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed on Sundays & Holy-days in my Church.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament is administred four times in ye year.

  9. Number of communicants: There are forty Communicants. Ye greatest part of whom usually receive, last Easter there were Twenty five.

  10. Catechising of children: From ye Begining of Lent to ye end of August ye Children are Catechiz’d.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I have no Chapel at all.

    Petrockstow R--- Thomas Ley, A:B.
    Inst: July: 28: 1735. Presb. July: 27. 1735. Stephen. Exon. [Explanation]