A will in 1572 contained Roman Catholic invocations, (fn. 57) but no
recusants were noted later. Tenants in the later
18th century and the 19th, notably members
of the Williams, Pinnock, and probably Peck
families, were prominent members of the Baptist meeting at Cote, (fn. 58) and Abraham Atkins (d.
1792), non-resident lessee of Chimney under
Exeter cathedral, established trusts in support
of several Baptist congregations including
Cote. (fn. 59)
||O.R.O., MS. Wills Oxon. 185, ff. 127v.-128.
||'Cote Baptist Ch. Recs.' (TS. in C.O.S.), passim; B.
Williams, Memorials of the Family of Williams (priv. print.
1849), 37; Baptist Union Corpn. file 1367/2, trust renewal
1830; cf. D. & C. Exeter, MS. 2032.
||P.R.O., PROB 11/1215, f. 242 and v.; V.C.H. Berks.
iv. 319; Brief Acct. of Trusts created by A. Atkins (1803):
copy in Baptist Union Corpn. file 1367/3; above, manor.