The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859

Archive for June, 1858

June 30th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Wednesday 30th June 1858

I went to Newport. In the evening I went to Wootton Bridge called in Mrs Tharles returned a newspaper Mr. G.C lent us on Monday. I arrived home by ½ past 9 o’clock Mr. G.C accompanied me.

June 29th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Tuesday 29th June 18588

On the 26th June which was last Saturday Henry Phene Esq.  Surgeon departed this life aged 53 years he was deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.

June 28th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Monday 28th June 1858

General holiday – I went to Newport had a very pleasant ride in the donkey gig. There was a pleasure seeking party went from Wootton Bridge to Sandown. Julia was invited to join them but owing to a prior engagement she was obliged to decline. Mr. Pittis drove one party in Mr. Pophams waggon to […]

June 27th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Sunday 27th June 1858

I went to Wootton Church and received the sacrament. In the afternoon Julia went to church. In the evening she went to Wootton Bridge Captain Brown preached at the free Wesleyan Chapel. Mr. G.C came home with her. Mrs Moore confined but the baby only lived a few minutes.

June 26th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Saturday 26th June 1858

Nothing particular occurred that I heard today.

June 25th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Friday 25th June 1858

Quite an excitement today about Mr. Tribbecks donkey, last evening it strayed from Packsfield and took refuge in  Beech Lane fields with the other donkeys. They were the whole of Friday trying to catch him but could not succeed until this evening it came in our house went into the meal store had a peep […]

June 23rd, 1858 by Mary Ann

Wednesday 23rd June 1858

Fanny and I went to Newport.

June 22nd, 1858 by Mary Ann

Tuesday 22nd June 1858

I went to Newport. In the afternoon Grandma and Julia made some rhubarb wine. In the evening Miss Lydia Cooper called in to see us.

June 21st, 1858 by Mary Ann

Monday 21st June 1858

The longest day. Julia did her washing. I went to Newport. Mr. J. Bartons eldest daughter departed this world. I hope for a better – she was 16 years of age.

June 20th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Sunday 20th June 1858

Julia went to Wootton Church , there was a very large congregation assembled. In the afternoon I and Fanny went to Arreton Church, we heard that Mr. Gattrel and Miss Whittington was asked in church for the first time. In the evening Mr. G.C called to see us.