Monday, December 21 1761

About 3:10 we began our work and distributed upwards of £7 and I conjecture to between 5 and 6 hundred people, as also a sack of wheat made into bread and at the least a hogshead of good fresh beer. I stayed and breakfasted with Mrs Coates and after receiving my groat came home about 11:10. I dined on part of a bullock’s heart fried… Relieved the following poor people today with 1d and a draught of beer each:

1. John Elless16. Dame Burrage
2. Will Eldridge17. John Streeter
3. John Dan18. Thomas Roase
4. Widow Day19. Robert Baker
5. Will Slarks20. Roger Vallow
6. Francis Turner21. Will Slinden
7. Sam Jenner22. Thomas Heath
8. Richard Heath23. Widow Trill
9. Thomas Tester24. Richard Braizer
10. Ann Wood25. James Emery
11. Ed Babcock26. Will Henly
12. Thomas Dallaway27 Richard Vinal
13. Widow Cornwell28. Thomas Ling
14. Susan Swift29. Widow Cain
15. Richard Prall

At home all day, except as before. Dame Durrant drank tea with me. In the evening Joseph Fuller smoked a pipe with me.

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