A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
MORCHARD (BISHOP'S), a parish in the hundred of CREDITON, county of DEVON, 6½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Crediton, containing 1935 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £36., and in the patronage of R.H. Tuckfield, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Thomasine Tucker, in 1733, gave a rent-charge of £16 for teaching and clothing eight boys and eight girls. There is a fair for cattle on the Monday after September 8th.