The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
February 13th, 1859

Sunday 13th February 1859

Julia received a valentine and Mr. W. W. D. gave me a very pretty ring –

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February 6th, 1859

Sunday 6th February 1859

Cousin William dined with us. In the afternoon Julia and I went to Wootton Church.

February 3rd, 1859

Thursday 3rd February 1859

Mother and Julia went into Newport. Julia brought herself a mantle and silk dress.

February 2nd, 1859

Wednesday 2nd February 1859

Julia  went to Newport.

January 9th, 1859

Sunday 9th January 1859

I and Julia went to Wootton Church. In the afternoon Mr. T. L went to Wootton Church. Mr G. C drank tea with us. After tea I and Mr. W. W. D walked to Ryde, we went to Trinity Church, arrived home about 1/2 past nine o’clock.

January 2nd, 1859

Sunday 2nd January 1859

I and Julia went to Wootton Church. In the afternoon Cousin William came to see us. In the evening Mr. W. W. D and I had a few unpleasant words but we parted amicably.

December 26th, 1858

Sunday 26th December 1858

I and Julia and Mr. W. W. DMiss D. D and Mr. and Mrs Dore went to St. Thomas’ Church. In the afternoon Mr. J. L called in, also Miss. Baker and Mr. H.J.L  about 3 o’clock Julia and Mr. F.L. walked home to Wootton Villa but I remained at Mr. Dore’s till evening we arrived home about 8 o’clock.

December 24th, 1858

Friday 24th December 1858

I and Julia went into Newport, I paid the Insurance Money, saw Mr. Joseph Thorne.

December 14th, 1858

Tuesday 14th December 1858

I washed the week’s clothes, Julia not able to get up till evening.

December 13th, 1858

Monday 13th December 1858

Julia very ill indeed.