Totnes, Deanery of Totnes

Chanter 225B, 479-480

  1. Population and dissenters: Five Hundred families Two Licenc'd Meeting-Houses, about one Hundred In Each of these. The Teachers Names are Mr Saml Carkett & Mr Reynel.

  2. Public or charity schools: Here is a publick Charity-School supported by a Contribution Twenty Children Taught & Instructed in ye principles of ye Christian Religion, & brought to Church duly according to Canon. Also a Grammar=School, with an Endowment of about 18 pounds per annum.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: Here are Alms-Houses & several other Charitable Endowments & Lands for ye Repair of the Church & also diverse Benefactions under ye Rule & direction of the Corporation. I have heard of frauds & abuses Comitted by the predecessrs of the Corporation & I partly Believe the same & should be glad to see these Gifts disposed of according to ye will & Intention of the Donours.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do personally Reside in ye parsonage House.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed in this Church on Wednesdays, & Fridays & all Holy Days according to Canon & twice Every Lord's day with Two Sermons.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times a year.

  9. Number of communicants: Three Hundred Communicants usually, & about four Hundred at Easter.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are Catechiz'd In ye Church in the Summer Season all along till they are perfected.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: Here is a Chapel in Ruins with an Endowment, as 'tis said but I can't understand that divine Service was Ever performed In it, besides the singing of a Psalm once a year.

    Totness Vicr. John Hayne Inst: Decr: 31 1720
    Presb: March 13th 1717. Ofsp: Exon. [Explanation]