Diary

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1877, June 28th, Thursday

Mrs Ezra Green’s mother came for wine. She says her daughter who is in the family way has cut herself with the spar of a chair.

1877, June 29th, Friday

St Peter’s day. Divine Service at 10 am.

Called on Widow Cakebread; at the school; and on Mrs J. Dix.

Miss Maria Dix called this evening for flowers for church.

Stephen Hands paid his rent.

1877, July 1st, Sunday

Attended boys’ Sunday School this morning.

Holy Communion 32 communicants. Offertories for books etc for Sunday Schools., £1.11.9.

Visited Mrs Mawle and Mr Elley. Banns of marriage between Sidney Bond and Harriet Green were out today. Banns between J. S. Fowler, Butcher and Sylvia Bishop daughter of Mrs Bishop at the Wykeham Arms and a member of our choir were put up.

James Barnes is better but not able to take his duty.

The remains of the late Mr Ellis were buried this afternoon at 4 o’clock. He married a daughter of a Mr Tennant who rented a small farm belonging to Mrs Cooper, sister? of Mrs Mawle at the Cross, afterwards held by Tennant junior, then by the widow of the carter, now by Geydon son-in-law of Widow Cakebread. Mrs Ellis is much younger than her husband was. He was 75. He had carried on a farm near Moreton in Marsh belonging to Lord Redesdale for many years, but having been very unfortunate he had to leave. I learn that Lord Redesdale gave him £500.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.