Rattery, Deanery of Totton

Chanter 225B, 501-502

  1. Population and dissenters: There are fifty two Families, but no Meeting-House of Dissenters, or Dissenters of any Denomination in the Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick, or Charity School endow'd, or otherwise maintain'd.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is an Alms-House, but no Hospital. There was one Pound per Annum given to the Poor to be paid for ever out of an Estate call'd Lower Hood in the Parish, now in the Possession of Mr. John Wills. There is a House, commonly call'd Church House, given for the Repair of the Church, with a little Field, thereunto belonging, about half an Acre: the Directions of which are in the Church-Wardens; and as for any Abuses or Frauds committed in the management of them, I neither know, nor have heard of.

  4. Residence upon cure: Yes.

  5. Curate: No.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No, unless occasion requires it to assist a neighbouring Clergy-man.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Generally every Saint's Day, and at other Times, when there is a congregation. Twice every Lord's Day, with a Sermon in the morning, and the Afternoon, unless hinder'd by sickness.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four Times, viz: <at> Easter, Whitsunday, Michaelmas, and Christmas.

  9. Number of communicants: About Thirty Communicants in the Parish, and usually Twenty of them receive; at Easter last there were in Number Twenty five Communicants.

  10. Catechising of children: Eight weeks successively after Evening Prayer, and sometimes more, the Time commencing on the second Sunday after Trinity; and as for the Parishioners, they do send their Children and servants who have not learn'd their Catechism, but generally they come tolerably well prepar'd before they are sent.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There are no Chapels, nor is there any Chapel in Ruins, within the Parish, which I know of.

    Rattery V... Robert Savery, L.L.B. inst. Octr. 31st 1721. Pres. Mar. 5th 1720. Edmund Lincoln [Explanation]