Stokefleming, Deanery of Totton

Chanter 225B, 511-512

  1. Population and dissenters: One Hundred and eight Families Two Dissenting Families one Presbyterian Family, The other a Popish Family.
    We have no licenced or other meeting House of Dissenters In our Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: Here is a Publick School, Twenty of its Schoolers who are Poor, are taught to read at the expence of the Parish about fifty Children are taught in it once every week They are taught the Catechism of the Church of England and have strict orders given them to come to Church.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: Here is an Alms-house, no Hospital, we have two fields & Twenty two pounds in money the interest of which Togather with the rent of the Fields is given yearly for ye use of the Poor we have two Tenements left for the repair of the Church The Churchwardens are the Directors of the Benefactions I know of no abuses or frauds committed In the management of them.

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

  5. Curate: I have no Curate att Stoke Fleming.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Every Lord's Day with a Sermon in the Morning and Afternoon.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four Times in the year, att Easter, Whitesunday, Michaelmas, and Christmas.

  9. Number of communicants: Betwixt sixty and seventy about sixty att Easter Last past above sixty.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are Catechised often every Summer The Parishioners teach their Children and Servants. Their Catechism, which as soon as they are perfected in, notice being given me of it, repeat it publickly in ye Church.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I have no Chapel within my Parish, neither do I know of any Chapel in Ruins.

    John Salter

    Stokefleming R. --- Jno Salter, A.M.
    Inst. Aug. 25. 1721. Presb. Sept. 19. 1714
    Ofspring Exon John Salter. [Explanation]