Yearnscomb, Deanery of Barum

Chanter 225B, 673-674

  1. Population and dissenters: I have Twenty nine Families But no Dissenter of any Kind within my Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Public or Charity School within my Parish There is a Widow A poor Woman that teaches That teaches [sic] 8 or 9 Children To read & Learns Them The Church Catechism & 3 or 4 of Such Children have been taught at my Expence.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is a Church House, & no Endowment. There is The Summ of Forty Shillings a year Left by ye Last Will of one Mr Warren deceased To be paid Ten Shillings a Quarter in Ten Twelve penny Loaves of Bread To Ten poor Persons Labourers within the Parish of Yarnscomb and it is duely Distributed To Such Poor Persons Every Quarter. And one Mrs Mustafen gave Lands & Tenements at a place Calld Ashridge in ye Parish of Westleigh For ye repair of The Church of Yarnscomb or other pious use as The Minister Parish officers & Chief Inhabitants Think most necessary, And The Profits Thereof have been accordingly applied.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally in The Vicarage House.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Every Lords Day with a Sermon in The Morning And in The Afternoon when I have preach’d at my other Church at Ashford in The Morning.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: There are generally about 15 Communicants At Last Easter indeed There more People at The Holy Table Than I had observed to Have Communicated with me For Sometime past. There were above 20 Persons That Receiv’d the Sacrament at That time.

  10. Catechising of children: I Catechise The Children in my Church Every year. From Easter To Michaelmas sometimes in Morning. But most usually at Evening Prayer after the Second Lesson, & Sometimes Read a Lecture or Exposition upon Some part of the Church-Catechism.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is a Little Cottage-House inhabited by a Poor Man & His wife which The Neighbours Say was a Chappell, But none can tell how Long Since it was profan’d or whether any Divine Service was ever perform’d in it is probable it was a Chapel Because it is Situate in a village in our Parish Called Chappell at This Time.

    Yarnscomb V... William Palmer, A.B.
    Inst. Jan. 9. 1740. Presb. June 28. 1719. [Explanation]
    Lan: Exon