Ugborough, Deanery of Plympton

Chanter 225B, 407-408

  1. Population and dissenters: There are about One hundred and eighty Families in my Parish: No Meeting-House, nor any Dissenters.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is only One School in my Parish; in that Children are taught to Read and Write, and instructed in the Catechism of the Church of England, at the Expence of their Parents.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is one Alms-house in my Parish, but no Lands given for the Maintenance of it, for the Repair of the Church, or for any other pious uses.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside personally upon my Cure, but live at Modbury, about three Miles from my Church; your Lordship having been pleased to dispense with my non-Residence, upon account of the Smalness of my Income.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays and Holy-days, with two Sermons every Sunday.

  8. Frequency of communion: Five times.

  9. Number of communicants: Last Christmas being the first time I ever administred the Sacrament, I cannot Say what number of Communicants are in the Parish: About sixty received then, as many on Whitsunday, and about Eighty on Easter day and the Sunday following.

  10. Catechising of children: Every Sunday from the Beginning of June. I Catechize five or Six Children, untill all in the Parish have been catechized by me once.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There are two Chapels within my Parish; one at Earlscombe about one Mile from the Church, the other at Filham about two Miles from the Church: But both of them are in Lay hands, and have time out of Mind been applied to Common Uses.

    The Answers by me given to the above Queries are to the best of my Knowledge strictly true; witness my hand. Richard Cranch Vicar of Ugborough.

    Ugborough Vic. Richard Cranch, A.B. inst. Dec. 12, 1743.
    Presb: Dec. 11, 1743. Nic. Exon. [Explanation]