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1877, September 25th, Tuesday

Fred Horsman called and asked to be allowed to have the quarter acre allotment at the Heath which ?Jud? Harris junior will give up this Michaelmas. I told him that I would let him have it if I could but he would have to pay the rent in advance which he readily agreed.

The school opened yesterday morning with only 12 children the harvest not being finished. Mrs Elley sent them back again as previously arranged with me.

1877, September 26th, Wednesday

Visited Mrs Mawle. Mrs Joshua Dix has left her old house and gone to live with Mrs Shelswell.

Miss Somerton has taken the house and William Payne and his wife from the Colony are to reside in it with her.

Miss Maria Dix came to supper this evening.

1877, September 27th, Thursday

Martha Spicer who is a niece of Thomas Wilks and has been in service with Mrs Baker of Brailes 8 years but has recently left, is residing at Wilks’s for the present. Mrs Smith of Brailes said she would suit us very well as Cook, but on sending for and speaking to her this morning I find she is about to be married.

Visited Mr Webb (better).

Sent Mr Kinch, Solicitor of Deddington, Certificate of burial of Mrs Sarah Gibbs in January last.

Wrote to Rebecca Hussey’s Book Charity and S.P.C.K. about books for Library.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.