Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

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.

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