Puddington, Deanery of South Molton

Chanter 225B, 607-608

  1. Population and dissenters: We have twelfe Estates in our Parish and seven of them belong to Presbyterians who have A meeting=house Here but at Present have no Settled Teacher.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is none.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is none.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside in the Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: In the Parish=church of Washford=Pyne.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Once every Lords=day with A Sermon, and all 1st days and all other days appointed by ye Government.

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

  9. Number of communicants: Betwixt twenty & thirty which generally receive, and Last Easter ye number of communicants were twenty two.

  10. Catechising of children: In Lent & betwixt Easter & Whitsunday and the Parishioners send their children & servants to be instructed.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have none.

    John Bere
    Puddington R--- John Bere A:M: inst. Decembr 10 1719
    Presb. Sept: 25 1715. [Explanation]