Morley, Deanery of Woodley

Chanter 225B, 547-548

  1. Population and dissenters: About Twenty Families. No Dissenters of any Sort or Denomination.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no School.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is neither Almshouse, Hospital, nor any Charitable or publick Benefaction.

  4. Residence upon cure: I was constantly resident upon my Cure and in the Parsonage House till 29 Augt last, when upon the Death of an elder Brother I succeeded to an Estate about three miles from my Living: I continue to supply ye Church constantly myself, & am generally at ye Parsonage House, where I have still a Family, from Saturday to ye Monday following besides other Holy-days when there is Service at the Church.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Twice every Lords Day with a Sermon both in the Morning & Afternoon, & Prayers on all the great Festivals.

  8. Frequency of communion: Eight Times.

  9. Number of communicants: About Forty that are pretty constant Communicants.

  10. Catechising of children: The Parish being very small, the number of Children must of course be so few, & their Ages so uncertain as to allow of no particular Times for Catechising; so yt I can not say I have observd any stated Rule for that Purpose.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have no Chapel.

    J Wotton Moreleigh 14 July 1744

    Moreleigh R... Joannes Wotton A:M: Inst: Jan: 10 1730
    Presb: Jun: 16. 1728.
    Jo: Oxon. [Explanation]