Sampford Spyney, Deanery of Tamerton

Chanter 225B, 453-454

  1. Population and dissenters: We have about eighteen families in this parish there are no dissenters of any denomination, There is not any licend or other meeting=house of dissenters in this parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: We have not any Charity school or other publick school in our parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have no alms=house Hospital, or other Charitable endowment in our parish. Nor any lands or tenements left for ye repair of our Church or other {parish} pious uses.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside personally upon my Cure but upon my cure of St. Budeaux, the reason of my non-residence is your Lordship's Dispensation, when I was admitted to Samford in September 1743.

  5. Curate: I have a residing Curate upon Shaugh, to which Samford is now annexed by ye church of Windsor on condition that there be a Residing Curate on Shaugh and that He Preach at Samford once every Lord's day. His name is Merefield. He is duly qualified according to ye Canons, & will wait upon your Lordship for Priests' orders ye next Ordination. He does not live in ye Parsonage House, which belongs to ye Impropriator to repair, but boards in a good family, His salary is 35 per annum.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform divine service at Shaugh, as is mentioned under the Former Article.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is perform'd in our church once every Sunday and once at Shaugh, alternately {and} all other days appointed by act of Parliament.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper is administred in this parish four times a year (viz) At Easter, at Whitsontide; at Xtmas and Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: We have about eighteen Communicants in this parish, and about that number receivd at Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: The children are Catechiz'd twice a year in the Spring and Fall and the Parishioners are Careful in sending them to be instructed.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have no chapels within our parish.

    The Answers here given are to ye best of my knowledge true answers to ye several Queries. Thomas Alcock.

    Samford Spiney Windsor Curacy, Thomas Alcock M:A:
    Licensed Sept: 10th: 1743. N: Exon: Presb: 23d Decem: 1733: Stephen Exon. [Explanation]