Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

Wednesday, 20th November, 1878 

Coal distribution continued.

Visited Jarvis, Geydon at the Farm, Dr Routh, Widow Hannah Keene, John Padbury and Mr J Woolgrove.

Spoke to John Harris Junior telling him that Reuben Sabin had stated that he was neglecting to cultivate his 2 acres properly and that it was in consequence in a much worse state than when he took to it. He said he would take care that no one should justly make such a statement about his farming in future.

Friday, 22nd November, 1878

Wrote to Mr Hemming, Clerk of Banbury School Attendance Committee for authority to insert ages, etc. Also to Registrar for two certificates. Paid Charles Barnes for superintending coal distribution. Visited Mrs Mawle.

Saturday, 23rd November, 1878

Drove to Banbury to meet Hubert Hancock who comes on visit till Monday.

Buried Austin Gardner’s baby.

Joseph Manning called with account for felling etc larch for sale at Heath. I had not enough cash in house to pay him.

Sunday, 24th November, 1878 

Very wet. Taught Boys’ Sunday School. Morning and afternoon. Attended choir practice this evening.

Banns of Marriage between Charles Coleman (son of John) of Burdrop and Elizabeth Holland of Tysoe, were out today.

Mr Thame, Miss Dix’s brother-in-law died yesterday or Friday.

Monday, 25th November, 1878

Mr Fred Manning called for Rates. Took Penny Bank morning and evening. Charles Coleman called for Certificate of Publication of Banns. Told him to ask Charles Barnes to bring book down tomorrow and I would write it out.

Wednesday, 27th November, 1878

Went over the Heath Allotments and examined Larch Trees that have been felled for sale by Joseph Manning. Three Scotch Firs at the corner of the Plantation opposite Epwell Turning have been spared through the kindly interposition of Canon Payne who it appears requested Manning not to cut them down without first consulting me and saying that he would like to have them left as they were not worth much for timber and looked very well as they were.

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