The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859

Archive for March, 1857

March 31st, 1857 by Mary Ann

Tuesday 31st March 1857

Grandmothers birthday.

March 29th, 1857 by Mary Ann

Sunday 29th March 1857

A very wet day, Annie and I went to church, in the afternoon William came to see us.

March 28th, 1857 by Mary Ann

Saturday 28th March 1857

Polling day for the Borough of Newport. We heard in the evening that the Liberals were returned to Parliament with a majority of 59.

March 27th, 1857 by Mary Ann

Friday 27th March 1857

Nomination day at Newport.

March 26th, 1857 by Mary Ann

Thursday 26th March 1857

Opening of the “Victoria Rooms” at Ryde. Elijah was preformed in the morning at half past 2 o’clock, and miscellaneous concerts in the evening. Tickets of admission 7s 6d each time.

March 25th, 1857 by Mary Ann

Wednesday 25th March 1857

Mother received a note from uncle Thomas stating that last evening Mrs Player on getting into bed sprained her hand and wished mother to come to Ryde and stay for a few days.

March 24th, 1857 by Mary Ann

Tuesday 24th March 1857

Mrs Dennis came for Emma Jane but Alice Eliza stayed with us.

March 23rd, 1857 by Mary Ann

Monday 23rd March 1857

I very poorly with a cough and cold, in the evening Mr G.C. called to see us.

March 22nd, 1857 by Mary Ann

Sunday 22nd March 1857

Cousin William and his two little daughters came to dine with grandma, they came about half passed 10 o’clock, so we all went to Wootton church. In the evening Mrs Dennis also a Mrs Macreedy called for  William. They left about half passed 7 o’clock, the two little girls stayed with us.

March 18th, 1857 by Mary Ann

Thursday 19th March 1857

W. R. Nyah and Miss R Pragnell married.