The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
January 24th, 1859

Sunday 24th January 1859

A very wet morning indeed. Mr. W. W. D and Mr. T. L. called in about 4 o’clock – and Mr. W. G. C. about 7 o’clock.

January 22nd, 1859

Friday 22nd January 1859

I went to Newport. In the evening Mr. W. W. D and Mr. T. L. called in – rather unpleasant indoors.

January 18th, 1859

Monday 18th January 1859

Mr. W. W. D and Mr. T. L. drank tea with us.

December 31st, 1858

Friday 31st December 1858

I went to Newport. In the afternoon Mr. Thorne and Miss Thorne drank tea with us. In the evening Mr. G.C, W.W.D. and F.L. called in so that we spent a very happy evening.

December 29th, 1858

Wednesday 29th December 1858

I and Mother went to Newport. In the evening Mr. W.W.D and Mr. F.L. called in.

December 27th, 1858

Monday 27th December 1858

I went to Newport. Miss Dorcas Dore and Mr. J.H. called to see Julia. In the evening Mr. W.W.D Mr. F.L. and Mr.H.I.L called in and spent a few hours with us.

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 12th, 1858

Sunday 12th December 1858

Julia went to Wootton Church. Mother came to see us. In the afternoon W.W. D and F.L. called in. In the evening we went part of the way home with mother.

December 8th, 1858

Wednesday 8th December 1858

I went to Newport. In the evening Mr.F.L. and Mr W.W. D called in for a short chat.

December 6th, 1858

Monday 6th December 1858

Julia went to Ryde, I went to Newport, Mr F. L. drank tea with us.