Wenbury, deanery of Plympton

Chanter 225B, 435-436

  1. Population and dissenters: Fifty Families
    No Meeting House, Nor a Dissenter that I can learn.

  2. Public or charity schools: Ten Pounds, yearly, for an uncertain term, for the Education of twelve poor Children. There is a School kept and the Children are brought to read & to write.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment:1 An Alms-House, for ten poor People, well indowe'd. Twenty four Shillings yearly applied towards repairing ye [Church] Twelve Pence distributed weekly in Bread, given by Sr Jno Hele. Twelve Pence distributed weekly in Bread, given by Jonas Calma[dy] Esqr. Three Pounds distributed yearly to the Poor, given by Mrs Add[...] for an uncertain Term. All these Benefactions are in the Direction of the Church-Wardens. There is no abuse or Fraud committed.

  4. Residence upon cure: Yes. There is no Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: No.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Twice every Lord's Day with two Sermons, three Quarters of the year and on usual Holy Days.

  8. Frequency of communion: Eight times in the year. On Xmas Day and the Sunday after, On Easter Day and the Sunday after. On Whitsunday and the Sunday after. On the two Sundays following the Feast of St Michael.

  9. Number of communicants: Communicants One Hundred. Most of which Number generally receive. There might be about sixty, who communicated at Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: During the Solemn season of Lent.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is a Chapel in Ruins, belonging to the Alms-House. It was never consecrated. There is no stipend allowed.

    Wembury Cur: William Perry A.M.
    Licen. March 19th 1738 Presb: March 18. 1738.
    Stephen Exon. [Explanation]


    1. Part of the right hand edge of this answer is obscured by the volume binding. Squared brackets are used to indicate where this is the case.[back]