Welcombe, deanery of Hartland

Chanter 225C, 850-851

  1. Population and dissenters: There are about twenty Families in ye Parish, but no Dissenters of any Sort or Denomination, nor any licensed or other meeting house.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is not any Publick or Charity School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms house Hospital or other Charitable Endowment, nor have any Lands or Tenements been left for the Repair of the Church or other pious Use.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not Reside, there being neither Glebe nor Manse, nor Stipend Sufficient to maintain a Resident Curate.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform Divine Service at Morwinstow & Welcombe.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd in the Church of Welcombe once every Sunday in the Summer Season, and every Second Sunday in the Winter.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament is administerd at last four times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: There are about Forty Communicants, twenty of which usually communicate, about thirty communicated at Easter last.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are frequently Catechised in the Afternoon after the Second Lesson.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is not any Chapel within the Parish.

    Welcombe Cur: Oli Rouse A.M. Lic: Oct: 18. 1739 Presb. Sept. 24. 1732. Steph: Exon. [Explanation]