Sunday, December 6 1761

No service at our church in the morning, Mr Porter being ill. One of my servants went to Chiddingly Church. Sam Jenner coming to church, and there being no service, he came in and sat with me, to whom I read one of Tillotson’s sermons. I dined on a piece of bacon and pork boiled, a plain pudding and turnips. Myself and servants at church in the afternoon, where we had a sermon preached by the Rev Mr Jones, curate of Waldron, from John 5:39: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”

Mr Thornton and Thomas Durrant drank tea with me, to whom I. read two of Tillotson’s sermons… This morning died Ricard Page, after a few days’ illness.

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