Diary

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1877, August 29th, Wednesday

Received letter from W H Pym, stonemason Shipston on Stour asking whether he might erect plain head stone in churchyard in memory of late Jesse Baldwin. I wrote to effect that he might on payment of usual fees. That the proposed inscription was unobjectionable but that he must let me see the stone before taking it into the churchyard.

Visited

  • Elizabeth Gibbs, worse
  • Widow Cakebread, who wished to receive H.C. and I have appointed Friday next at 12.

Visited Mr Joseph Dix whose very last moments are almost come. Mr George Dix of Swalcliffe, his brother, Mrs Dix and Miss Elizabeth Dix were present.

Went to Brailes this afternoon. Mr Smith very unwell.

On enquiry at 9 o’clock this evening Mr Dix was still sinking, Elizabeth Gibbs about the same.

1877, August 31st, Friday

Miss S Dix called and arranged for funeral of Mr Joseph Dix to take place at 2 pm on Tuesday next.

Administered H.C. to Widow Cakebread and her granddaughter the school mistress.

Sent brandy to Reuben Sabin’s wife who is about to be confined and is very ill.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.