Diary

1877, October 20th, Saturday

Married John Dumbleton and Eliza Mobbs. The former belongs to Hook Norton but has been working for Daniel Sabin at Temple Mill. The latter belongs to a place near Buckingham (Tingewick, I believe) and has been in service for some time with Richard Lamb of Sibford Ferris. They are going to live at a cottage in the fields this side of Hook Norton village, but in Hook Norton parish.

Canon Payne called this afternoon to bring a letter intended for me but addressed to him at Sibford. It was from a Mrs Cook, Hillmorton House, Hillmorton, Rugby, asking the character of Sylvia Fardon whom she had engaged as a servant. I replied to the effect that she and her parents were respectable persons but that I knew nothing of her capabilities as a servant.

John Prophett of Sibford called in response to a note I had sent him and I let him Sibford Ferris allotment no. 16, lately held by Charles Lines. I read the rules to him and he said he quite understood and would take care not to break them.

Received receipt for contribution to Radcliffe Infirmary £3.10.

The Hospital offertory amounted to £7.3.6 as follows:

Collected in church at Harvest Festival October 7 1st   13.
2nd 2. 6. 10½
3rd 2. 7. 6
Added afterwards   5. 7. 5
Dr Routh     5. 0
Joshua Holtom, Sibford Ferris   1. 0. 0
Anonymous     2. 0
Miss Cook     2. 6
Heath tenants     2. 2
Widow Cakebread       3
Church Box     4. 2

 

Sometimes “Prophett”, sometimes “Prophet”.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.