Chanter 225C, 1261-1262
[Addressed to Mr Tho Prowse vicar of Dawlish with East Teingmouth. The words 'at my approaching Primary Visitation, and may be deliver'd either to the Register, or to my Secretary' are crossed through and 'and Sent to me under my Cover by the General Post'. Dated 16 June 1746.]
- Population and dissenters: [Written in the margin:] How many Fam. in Dawlish. How many in Teingmouth?
Dawlish. about 140 Families. I know not any of These to be Dissenters. There is a Presbyterian Meeting House on ye Borders of my Parish about 3 miles from my Church in a village called Cofton. The Teacher's name is Giles.
East Teingmouth. About 40 Families. No Dissenters, nor Meeting House.
- Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School in Dawlish or East Teingmouth.
- Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: Dawlish. There is no Alms-house, Hospital, or other Charitable Endowment in my Parish, nor any Lands or Tenements left to any pious Use.
East Teingmouth. There is no Alms-house, Hospital, or other Charitable Endowment. There is about £10 a year left for ye Repair of ye Chapel, which is leased out; and ye Interest of about £14 to be given at Easter to such Poor People as receive no alms. The Estate left for ye Repair of the Chapel is vested in Trustees.
- Residence upon cure: I do reside Personally in my Vicarage House.
- Curate: I have no Curate on Dawlish. The Name of my Curate on East-Teingmouth is Elias Carter: He resides in West-Teingmouth. He is duly qualified according to the Canons. He hath all the Profits of East-Teingmouth, as well Small Tithes as Perquisites for Serving it; the Small tithes I apprehend may amount to about £15 a year.
- Divine service at other churches: I do not.
- Frequency of divine service: Dawlish. Divine Service is performed in my Church Twice every Sunday, with a Sermon in ye Morning, on all Holidays, & on every Wednesday in Lent.
East Teingmouth. Every Third Time.
- Frequency of communion: Dawlish. Once in every Month.
East. Teingmouth. Four times in the year.
- Number of communicants: Dawlish. I believe upwards of 200. They usually Receive about 40 at a time. I had about that Number at Easter last.
East Teingmouth. About 70. Between 30 & 40 Receive constantly about 30 at Easter last.
- Catechising of children: Dawlish. Every Sunday in ye afternoon for 3 months in the Winter Season, & at other Times occasionally.
East-Teignmouth. All Sundays in ye Afternoon in ye Summer when Prayers are at East-Teingmouth.
- Chapels or chapels in ruins: East-Teignmouth is a Parochial Chapel annexed to Dawlish about two miles & half distant from my Church.
There is also within my Parish a small Chapel in a Village called Cofton, about 3 miles from my Parish Church, appendent to a small Estate belonging to Wm Rodd Esqr of Ware in ye Parish of Topsham. That Chapel for 30 years past hath been left by that Family to ye Dissenters for a Meeting House. They Repairing it for the use of it.
Dawlish V. Thomas Prowse, A.M. Inst. Febr. 11. 1729/30. Presb. June. 1. 1729. Stephan. Exon. [Explanation]