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Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

1640 (1640)

document 70000040

[Cranham. 1640:] Being come to Cranham I taught school at Upminster, which was great trouble, but no great advantage to me, there I had a loving people, but I could not enjoy my health, being continually subject to Rheumes, I wanted the convenience of a house, and offers began to be made to me so as to my parishes great grief it was probable I would [remove] from them; the Inhabitants of Hornechurch laid in for me and made me [good offers] of 80li. per annum vijs et modis certain without any trouble on my part: [only] to preach twice on the Lords day. without meddling with other duties: