Stevens 1879-11-04

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Coal distribution commenced. Henry Bishop sent his boy to school. He spoke to me last night about doing so – asked whether the Trustees would let him come for less than 3d per week. I said I did not think they would.

I tool scripture lesson this morning from 9 – 10.

Harry Shelswell brought his work to me at 12.

Drove Bell to Tysoe this afternoon.

Called on Hancox, stone mason and paid him £4 for stone to memory of late James Barnes the subscription list for which was as follows:-

  £.   s. d
Rev Edward Stevens 5. 0
Mrs Stevens 5. 0
Mr Harry Stevens 5. 0
Miss Stevens 2. 6
Mr Woolgrove 5. 0
Mrs Routh 2. 6
Mr Thomas Hitchcox 5. 0
Mrs Hitchcox 2. 6
The Misses Dix 5. 0
Mrs Mawle 5. 0
Mrs Way 2. 6
Mr W Fox 2. 0
Mrs Shelswell 2. 6
Mr F Manning 2. 6
Mr G Turner 2. 0
Mrs Chambers 2. 6
Mr W Poulton 1. 0
Rev S Elliot 5. 0
Mrs Lamb 1. 0
Miss Somerton 1. 0
Mr W Kaye 6
Mr Herbert 2. 0
Mr Hiorns 2. 0
Mrs Thame 1. 0
Mrs Hillman 4
Carried forward 3. 10. 4
  £.   s. d
Brought forward 3. 10. 4
Mrs Hathaway 1
Mrs Hancock 2
Mrs Lines 1
Mrs J Rimell 1
Mrs Webb 1
Mrs Scruby 1
Mrs S Woolgrove 2
Mrs Emma Horsman 3
Ann Fox 2
Sarah Goffe 3
Dr Milburn 2. 6
Mrs Milburn 2. 6
Mary Haynes 1. 0
Eliza Haynes 6
R. W. H. 6
Mrs Elley 1. 0
Rev W Bourchier 10. 0
  4.  9. 9
Paid for stone 4.  0. 0
Balance 9. 9

 

I wrote the inscription for the stone as follows

Erected as a token of Public Respect to the memory of James Barnes For 25 years clerk of this parish

Born

Died September 1. 1878

“I am the Resurrection and the Life,” saith the Lord.