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1877, July 31st, Tuesday

Horsman, mason, sent note to say that plaster was bad in places at Heath Farm. I said I would go up and see it.

Went with Warwickshire Field Club to Cropredy, Willscote, Edgcott, Wardington, Chipping Campden, Aston le Walls, Farnborough, where we lunched at Archdeacon Holbeck’s, Warmington and Shotteswell – dined at White Lion, Banbury.

Mrs Walton daughter of Elizabeth Gibbs stopped me in Chipping Warden and asked me about her mother.

Widow Young called to say that Sydney Bond’s baby was dead and to ask whether I would bury it tomorrow and wait till Saturday for the certificate. I refused.

1877, August 1st, Wednesday

Girl Hone called again and asked me if I would give her a pair of boots towards her outfit. I replied that I would when I was sure of her going.

1877, August 2nd, Thursday

Spent the morning at the Heath Farm giving instructions to the masons and carpenters as to the work.

Visited the Misses Dix and Elizabeth Gibbs who was much pleased to hear I had seen her daughter.

Funeral of Sydney Bond’s baby.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.