Stevens 1878-11-18

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Gave out coal tickets personally at houses to many of the people. Visited Sylvia Sabin, Widow William Keene whom the Guardians have not allowed anything yet. She is in her 70th year and says she could do with 2/- per week. If it were not wicked she “could lie down and faint, rather than go into the house. The food and clothing etc. are plentiful, but the people in the wards behave so badly.” I spoke to Mr. Herbert, the guardian, on her behalf, and gave her 2/-.

Visited Joseph Messenger. Took Penny Bank money at school, morning and evening. Mrs Turner assisted.

Visited Thomas Hone – George Messenger – William Coleman whose son sailed for South Australia last week together with some young men from Sibford Ferris, viz.:- Amos Lines, H. Harris, W. Keene, George Lines. Coleman tells me his son is very religious having joined the Methodists.

Visited also Elizabeth Manning whom I had to reprove for the way in which she spoke of Mrs Routh.

John West, Thomas Henry Hone, Thomas Lively, C Legge, C Harris, Widow Wyatt not at home, Sarah Hone, Sarah Green, Ann Fox, J Horsman, F Horsman not at home, S Young ditto, B Aris, Thomas Aris, Thomas Holland, Mary Hone, Eliza Lamb saw her at West’s, Thomas Sabin, Widow Henry Sabin, Benjamin Messenger, Mrs Shelswell, Mrs Dix, Thomas Coleman, John Coleman, Edward Fox, Hannah Young, Joshua Green, Jesse Green, Joseph Dale, George Spicer, Thomas Wilks whose daughter Mary has had another violent fit, Betty Wilks, Thomas Aris, George Payne, William Payne, Miss Somerton, Joshua Aris, Solomon Geydon, Ezra Green not at home, Edward Holland, William Holland.