Easter Monday, April 11 1757

In the morning at home. Paid Mr Stone’s parish bill, 3.8.2… My brother Will came over to see me and dined with my family on the remains of yesterday’s dinner with the addition of some rashers of pork, myself being at Jones’s, having dined before. I received there of Mr Joseph Burgess in cash 1.10.0 and by 2.2.0 for Durrant’s rent and 12/- for roots, which together makes 4.4.0, and is in full for poor tax. Paid Master Rothfields’s bill for flax 2.8.0 Rec’d of Joseph Fuller the balance of his poor tax, as also of Richard Page, Jo Durrant for himself and Mr Lucas, John Potter, Ed Hope, John Cayley, Peter Adams and Thomas Fuller. I made up my accounts with the parish and there remain due to me 25.14.10½. The officers chosen for the year 1757 were myself churchwarden, Joseph Fuller electioner, Will Piper overseer, Ed Hope electioner, but as it was proved William Piper had served it very lately, it was agreed Ed Hope should serve it. We broke up about 10:20. My brother lodged at our house all night…

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