Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.1.1617 (Saturday 25 January 1617)

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[An: Dni 1616] Jan:25:1616: I was born to the great joy of Father and mother being much desired as being their third child and as it pleased god their only son, I had this happiness in my birth to be the seed of the righteous both parents being in the Judgement of man, gracious persons: the place of my birth was Chalk-end my Fathers patrimony: I was the eldest son in our whole Family and yet possessed not a foot of land in which yet I praise god I have not felt inward discontent and grudging, god has given me himself, and he is [all] and will make up all other things to me.