Thurlestone, Deanery of Woodley

Chanter 225B, 531-532

  1. Population and dissenters: The number of Families about Seventy; two of which are Presbyterians, consisting both of four Persons only: no meeting house within the Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: {None}; but the Children [illegible deletion] what number I cannot say, are as I believe, sent here & there to be taught at the Parents Expence, to Read and write; there being no regular School in the Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: I know {of} nothing with Respect to the above Queries, having never heard of either therein mention'd.

  4. Residence upon cure: Reside in the Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: Not at all except upon Desire to assist a sick or absent Friend.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Days appointed by the Ecclesiastical and Civil Authority; and twice every Lord's Day.

  8. Frequency of communion: At four Seasons of the year twice administred, viz Easter-Day, and the first Sunday after: Whitsunday, and Trinity Sunday: near Michaelmas, two Sundays following: on Christmas Day, and the Sunday ensuing.

  9. Number of communicants: Forty: and about twenty usually Receive each Season before Specified; whereabouts was the number of Communicants at Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: At no Stated times have I hitherto catechiz'd the children and Apprentices, tho' often taken occasion to send for them in order to their being so Instructed.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No Chapel.

    Thurlestone R. --- Benjamin Reed, A.B. inst. [illegible deletion] Jan. 22. 1732. Presb. Sept. 25. 1715. Ofsp. Exon. [Explanation]