Stonehouse, Deanery of Plympton

Chanter 225B, 441-442

  1. Population and dissenters: There are near 150 Families, forty of whom are French, under ye care of ye Revd Mr Forier, who has a Chapel here for yt purpose. There's only one Presbyterian & two Anabaptists in ye place.

  2. Public or charity schools: We have no endow'd Charity School, yet such that the children are well instructed in ye principles of our Religion.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There are Alms houses built by ye Edgcombe Family but no Benefactions from thence for their support, but we have two small annuities for ye use of ye poor, the one twenty shillings the other of ten. Our Chapel is repair'd by Funeral Fees, & is now in decent order.

  4. Residence upon cure: As Stonhouse is so near Plymouth (being little more than miles) & being as one Parish, the Curates have always resided in Plymouth.

  5. Curate: I am the Curate myself.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I serve no Parish beside my own.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd twice every Sunday with a Sermon each part of ye day, & prayers read every Holy day.

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

  9. Number of communicants: My Congregation consists of about 150 Communicants, of whom forty or fifty generally receive, & about that number last Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: I've neglected hitherto to Catechise the children owing to the bad example left me by my Predecessours, but have given notice of my Intention of doing it for ye future.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is but one Chapel beside my own, &c mentioned in my answer to ye first Quere.

    Stonhouse Cur. Josias Foot A.B. Presb. Decembr 21 1740. Steph. Exon. Jos. Foot. [Explanation]