Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1877, August 12, Sunday

Sent wine to Elizabeth Gibbs who is worse. Visited her before church this morning.

Elley complained to me of conduct of John Manning before church this morning. I therefore called on the grandfather Thomas Manning and told the boy I could not retain him in the choir or Sunday School unless he apologised to Mr Elley for his impertinence.

Visited Widow Cakebread.

Visited Mrs Herbert,

Mrs Dix

and Mrs Elizabeth Gibbs for 2nd time today.

received fontlet for private baptisms one day last week from Jones & Willis, Temple Row, Birmingham, price 5/-.

Examined large font in church. The leakage can be easily repaired, and I instructed Barnes to repair it.


1877, August 14, Tuesday

Harry went with Annie S to Bridlington.

Visited Zilpah Rymell, Joshua Lines’s wife, John Holtom’s wife, John and Job Padbury, Samuel Lines (not at home), Richard Haines (not at home)

Widow Hillman and her son Ezra, Widow Keen and found her suffering from acute rheumatism; called on Doctor Clebbert(?) (Routh’s deputy) who said he would go and see her this evening.

Visited Widow Hathaway and her son. Visited Gough. Visited Buckingham and found him down stairs improving rapidly.

Visited Job Harris, Eli Webb, Tailor Hall, Mr Joseph Dix.

1877, August 15, Wednesday

Drove to Banbury to bring Mr Brown out.

Stephen Hands sent one of his children down to say that the boiler of the new Kitchener was broken and that the masons must have done it in putting it in. I said I would speak to Horsman, but I thought it was broken by putting water in when it was very hot.

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