Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1877, March 15, Thursday 

Visited School and taught 1st Standard for a time.

Mr Fox has put some rough stones in the gateway leading to the boys’ School to save trouble of removing them to a distance. I told Mr Elley they should be properly broken and levelled by those who put them there.

Visited Widow Cakebread, Mr Ellis and Mr John Enoch.

1877, March 16, Friday 

Mr John Hitchcock of Horley called this morning.

Mrs Legge’s funeral took place at 3.30 this afternoon.

Called on Mrs Mawle. Asked whether she could account for the fact that the rent of the Fuel or Furzeland (£10, at present in the occupation of Henry Herbert) appeared in the Feoffees accounts for the past 17 years, and yet Mr Miller tells me it does not belong to the Feoffees. She said she did not know.

Received a note from Mr Montagu saying that Mr and Mrs Harvey had left his parish and come to live in Sibford in one of Mr J Hitchcox’s cottages. Would I allow him to transfer their clothing club account to me? I replied that I would if they were decent church people and that as the money I gave was given for the assistance of such persons I intended to exclude all others.

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