Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1884, June 16, Monday

Band of Hope Tea. Many children away from school this afternoon in consequence.

Visited Joshua Lines; who told me his child Kate had been much frightened by a dog belonging to Lewis Poulton which was “set on her” by his farm boy, a nephew of his wife’s. The boy denied it, Lewis took his part. So he and Joshua almost came to blows.

Visited Sam Woolgrove, Widow Robinson, H. Keene, B. Aris Senior, J. Reason.

1884, June 17, Tuesday 

George Harris (Hancox’s son in law) having repaired my carriage, I drove Bell, Cassie and Frank to Brailes to a Bazaar got up by Mr Smith for Church. We lunched at the Vicarage with Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr and Miss Flower.

1884, June 18, Wednesday

James Hancox is going to the seaside for the benefit of his health as he seems to be going into a “decline”. I gave him £1 towards his expenses. Went to see him and wished him “God speed.”

Visited Elizabeth Manning, Mrs Manning Senior and John Manning, Carpenter, lately in business with his brother in Oxford where they failed. He has taken the house and workshop formerly occupied by late Thomas Manning.

1884, June 20, Friday

Visited John Lively, Thomas Wilks, Sarah Green, Richard Wilks, Benjamin Aris Senior, Miss Somerton.

Miss M. Dix called. Also Mrs Willy and her two daughters. I drove Cassie Heming and Frank round Epwell, Shutford, Tadmarton and Swalcliffe.

1884, June 21, Saturday

Elijah Hancox called and paid rent of Furze Land.

Robert Austin called and paid half rent of farm for half year in advance and I gave him discount 12/- at 4%.

1884, June 23, Monday 

George Harris called and paid me his rent. Jesse Bishop also called and paid me half rent for farm for half year in advance on which I gave him discount at 4 per cent.

I drove Bell out. Called on Rev. Simund Smith at Tadmarton. Not at home. Drove round by Hook Norton and called on Rev. Mr Cox.

Click on an entry date to view an image of the original diary page.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.