Sydenham Damerell, Deanery of Tavistoke

Chanter 225B, 471-472

  1. Population and dissenters: There are thirty four Families, & no Dissenters.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School in ye Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, Hospital, nor other Charitable Endowment. Nor are there any Lands or Tenements left for ye repair of ye Church or other pious use.

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

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: Yes, at ye Parish <Church> of Brentorr once a day three Sundays in four, viz. for ye most part, ye first Sunday in ye Forenoon, ye 2d in ye Afternoon & ye 3d in ye Forenoon. The Churches are about four miles distant from one another. There is no Service on ye 4th Sunday.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On two Sundays in four, Divine Service is performd with one Sermon <each Sunday> either each Sunday <or> one Sermon in ye Forenoon, & a Catechetical discourse instead of a Sermon in ye Afternoon. Divine service (with a Sermon) is performd also on Christmas day, Novr 5, January 30, May 29, June 11, & on all other State Holidays. On other Holidays there is no Divine Service for want of a Congregation, except on a day or two in ye Xmas Holidays, on Easter Monday & Tuesday & on Whitson Monday & Tuesday.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament of ye Lord's Supper is administred Seven times in a year; viz. one on Easter Day & one on ye 2d Sunday after Easter; one at Whitsunday & one on ye 1st Sunday after Trinity; one about Michaelmas, & two at Christmas.

  9. Number of communicants: The number of Communicants are fifty or thereabouts; Those who usually receive are about twenty; At Easter last ye number were (to ye best of my remembrance) about thirty, at ye two Sacraments.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children of my Parish are catechiz'd soon after Whitsunday; And as ye Parents do not send <them> oftner than three or four Sundays, to supply their Neglect I continue to discourse on some parts of ye Catechism in ye Afternoon instead of a Sermon a great part of ye Summer.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No.

    John Tindal Rectr
    of Sydenham Damerell

    Sydenham Damerell R... John Tindal A.B. inst. May 13 1718. Presb. Sept. 21. 1712 Ofsp. Exon. John Tindal Rect of Sydenham-Damerell. [Explanation]