The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859

Archive for January, 1858

January 17th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Sunday 17th January 1858

Julia and I went to Wootton Church – In the evening we went to St Thomas’s Church in Newport. Mr. Connor a very instructive sermon about Paul and his conversion; we arrived home about 9 o’clock.

January 16th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Saturday 16th January 1858

Julia and I went to Newport. Miss Jane returned from Compton.

January 14th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Thursday 14th January 1858

Miss Fanny Wall* drank tea with us.   *Daughter of Phillip Wall of Woodhouse aged 20.

January 13th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Wednesday 13th January 1858

I did a little fancy work. In the evening Mr. G. C, Mrs T. and Mr. J. G. G went to Rookley.

January 10th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Sunday 10th January 1858

Julia and I went to Wootton Church, Mr. Scott preached from the 26th verse of the 32nd Chapter of Deuteronomy. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Tharle and Mr. George Cooper went to Rookley. Mr. A. Cooper’s little son was christened this afternoon. In the evening Julia and I went to Littletown Chapel, Mr. Moody […]

January 6th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Saturday 6th January 1858

Mother and I went to Newport, it was a very wet and unpleasant ride. Mother went to the supervisors  office, she arrived home about 4 o’clock.

January 4th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Monday 4th January 1858

Barnabas Linnington was buried at Wootton today –

January 3rd, 1858 by Mary Ann

Sunday 3rd January 1858

I and Julia with Mr and Mrs Moore went to Wootton Church. In the afternoon I read. In the evening as no friend called in to see us we retired to rest about 1/2 past 9 o’clock.

January 2nd, 1858 by Mary Ann

Saturday 2nd January 1858

Mother and I went to Newport. Miss Ann Cooper left Wootton Bridge to go to Mrs. Yards to live as under house maid if I am not mistaken. On our return home from Newport I gathered a bunch of blackberries – Miss Matilda Shute departed this life today nearly suddenly, she was staying with Mr […]

January 1st, 1858 by Mary Ann

Friday 1st January 1858

1858 January Day of Circumsision I went to Wootton Church Mr. Scot preached from the 90th Psalm and 12 verse. I spent a very happy day.