Landkey, near Barnstaple

Chanter 225C, 1184-1185

  1. Population and dissenters: Twenty Familys, only two Presbyterians, the Servants of the same Family repair to the Parish Church. There's no meeting house in the Parish.

    Note, ye Parishes of Landkey & Swymbridge are united Parishes.

  2. Public or charity schools: There's no Publick or Charity School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No Hospital or Charitable endowment, that I know of for ye use of ye Church. By the will of Sir John Strickland & Mrs Frances Beer, there is a distribution of Bread weekly to the Poor in value about Two Shillings & Six Pence & by ye will of John Squire Gent: fifty Shillings again to be distributed amongst Poor Labourers.

  4. Residence upon cure: I Reside in the Parish of Landkey. There is no Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: At no Church besides my own. Your Lordship will receive further Satisfaction by examining my answer to the Querys for the Parish of Newton Tracey, in the Dean'ry of Barnstaple.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On every alternate Festival, on every other Wednesday in Lent, on every Saturday before the Sacrament Sunday & on every Lord's day, Divine Service is performed but once, in the morning with a Sermon, & on ye next Sunday in the Afternoon with a Sermon.

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

  9. Number of communicants: Forty Communicants, the Last Easter to the best of my knowledge near Thirty.

  10. Catechising of children: Thirteen times during the Summer season. The Parish[ione]rs take care to send their children & servants to be Catechized.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No Chapels. In my Licence Landkey & Swymbridge are both called chapels.

    Landkey Cure, Wm: Prince, A:M: Licensed March 24th 1735. Presbytr: July 12th. 1730. Stephan: Exon. [Explanation]