Romansleigh, Deanery of South=Moulton

Chanter 225B, 617-618

  1. Population and dissenters: We have about twenty familys in our parish – no Dissenters – nor meeting House.

  2. Public or charity schools: We have no Publick or Private Charity School in our parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have no Alms-House, Hospital or other Charitable endowment.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do Reside personally upon my Cure and in my Parsonage House: tho’ As I have a House of my own in the Town of South-Molton three miles distant, where the Business of the Archdeaconry often requires my attendance, I partly inhabit that also; But am seldom absent from my Cure above two or three days together.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate, But officiate myself.

  6. Divine service at other churches: At no Church but my own.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays & Holy days, and twice every Lord’s day with a Sermon in the Morning.

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

  9. Number of communicants: About 25. or 30. Communicants, whereof about 18: or 20: usually Receive, and at Easter last I believe more than 20. Communicated.

  10. Catechising of children: In the Summer Season for about five or six Sundays I Catechize in the Church such Children as are Sent to me, most of which are able to say their Catechism very perfectly before they are Sent.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have no chapel whatsoever.

    John Hole Rector of Romansleigh
    Romansleigh R. – John Hole A.M. Inst. Ap. 4th. 1732. Preb. Aug. 13th. 1727. Stephen Exon. [Explanation]