Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1877, April 26, Thursday 

Lewis Poulton called this evening for Certificate of publication of Banns. He is to be married on Monday next at Cropredy.

1877, April 27, Friday

Gave Harry Manning prize book sent by Rev A Short, ruridecanal Inspector. It was 1st prize. I gave books to the following whom he commended: Marion Harris 2nd prize, Marianne Lines 3rd prize, John ?Tay? 4th prize.

Attended rehearsal for Choral festival at Swalcliffe this evening. About 80 singers were present. Took tea with Mr Payne afterwards. He knows nothing of the whereabouts of the last deed of feoffment.

Consulting him about the mason who he employed on the work at the farm he agrees with me that Horsman should have it.

1877, April 28, Saturday 

Mrs Gibbs sent for some wine. I gave her some, but as she had had a supply only a day or two before I sent word that she must send a paper from the doctor next time. Mrs Cakebread also sent for wine which I gave her.

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