Witheridge, Deanery of South-Molton

Chanter 225B, 601-602

  1. Population and dissenters: About Two Hundred Families; Four of which are Presbyterian-Dissenters; But no meeting-House in the Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: No Publick or Charity-School, endow'd or maintain'd. But a School in which Children are instructed in the Principles of the Christian Religion, & Care is taken to bring Them to Church.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: An Alms-House, and some Lands, or Tenements, for the use of the Poor: The Benefactions directed by Vestry: no Abuse, or Frauds, in the Direction.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally upon This my Cure, & in my Vicarage-House.

  5. Curate: No Curate here.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On every Lord's-Day with a Sermon twice, on every Wednesday, Friday & Holy-Day, and on every Eve before Sacrament.

  8. Frequency of communion: Eight Times.

  9. Number of communicants: An Hundred Communicants at least: All usually receive: most, if not all, received at Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: From Easter almost to Michaelmas.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: Two Chapels: Call'd (by what Intelligance I have) St Margaret's & St Paul's: one about one mile, the other about Two, from the Parish Church: Both out of Repair, & no Divine Service in Either.

    Witheridge V: --- Charles Earle, A:B:
    inst: Jan: 5, 1742 N: Exon
    Presb: Sept: 21, 1735 Ste: Exon [Explanation]