Confirmation at Swalcliffe Church by Dr John Fielder Mackarness, Bishop of Oxford. Lunched at Mr Payne’s after Confirmation with Mr Cookes and Mr Gerraty. Dined at Mr Henry Norris’s Swalcliffe this evening. The Bishop was present and Mr Cookes – no others except the family.
William Spicer called at my house this morning and asked for his confirmation ticket. I was engaged and did not go to see him. He came a second time after we had started and followed us. I spoke seriously with him. He seemed sorry and promised good things, so I gave him his ticket.
The following are the names and ages of my candidates – ages last birthday.
|Henry / Harry Manning||14|
|Alice Holtom||19||presented at Spelsbury on 20th March|
|Mary Padbury (Ada’s sister)||19||presented at Christ Church, Banbury|
Total 13 boys at Swalcliffe, 18 girls at Swalcliffe: 31. 4 girls elsewhere.
Wrote to Alice Holtom and told her if she would send me word what parish she was staying in I would write to the Clergyman and ask him to present her with his candidates.