Wembworthy, Deanery of Chulmeigh

Chanter 225B, 770-771

  1. Population and dissenters: May it Please your Lordship
    There are about Six and Thirty families
    within the Parish of Wembworthy.
    There are no dissenters of any denomination.

  2. Public or charity schools: No my Lord there is no Such School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No my Lord there is no endowment.
    Nor any Lands left for pious uses.

  4. Residence upon cure: Yes my Lord I do continually reside in the Parsonage house.

  5. Curate: No Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No my Lord.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Service is generally performed twice every Lords day.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times a year.

  9. Number of communicants: There were about about Two and twenty Communicants at Easter last.

  10. Catechising of children: The time of Catechising the Children that are Sent is between Midsommer and Michaelmass.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: May it Please your Lordship there is a Chappel kept up at Rashley about two miles distant from the Parish Church but there is no Divine Service performed in it. These with all humble Submission are true answers to your Lordships Queries according to the best of my Skill or Knowledge.

    Witness my Hand Abraham Payne R of Wembworthy

    Wembworthy R Abraham Payne A:M:
    Inst Novem: 18: 1707 Tho Cant:
    Presb: 4 March 1704 W Oxon.