Thomas Cornish, suffragan bishop in the diocese of Bath and Wells, and provost of Oriel College, Oxford, from 1493 to 1507, appointed him chaplain of the college of St Mary Ottery, Devonshire.
OTTERY ST MARY, a market town in the Honiton parliamentary division of Devonshire, England, 15 m.
The manor of Ottery belonged to the abbey of Rouen in the time of Edward the Confessor.
He was educated at Ottery St Mary and at Eton, where he distinguished himself on the cricket-field.
He was ordained in 1762 and became vicar of Harpford with Fenn-Ottery, Devonshire, in 1766.
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772-1834), English poet and philosopher, was born on the 21st of October 1772, at his father's vicarage of Ottery St Mary's, Devonshire.