Chapels or chapels in ruins: In Newtonpopleford, 3 miles from the Church is a Chappel not subject to any Visitation, unless by ye Representative of ye Person who endow’d it. There were Lands given for ye use of ye Chapel, & ye Feoffment was given to certain Persons who leased out ye better Part; which money they put to their own use. Since that they are all dead or run away. We have no Power left us to demand the Rents. The Tenants refuse to pay. And ye Chapel without timely Relief will fall. It has always been served by ye Vicar but ad Libitum. It was never found he was obliged to it. And at present I do no duty there but Christen or bury. A Congregation being in danger from its decay’d Roof.
Aylisbere V.—John Lovelace, A.B.
Inst: Decem: 18. 1741. Presb. Sept. 20. 1741.
Steph: Exon. [Explanation]