Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.7.1646 (Thursday 23 July 1646)

document 70001760

23: This day, and kept Court, Coxe (,) Gray surrendered the land to me, paying them in their money, which I had all of Mr Harlakenden , to whom again I surrendered the land for his security, in all this business here was the providence of god and I hope indeed for good, all used me kindly(,) Lord and steward, and mortgagers, and the sellers of the land, if had known these parties could not have surrendered I had never then ventured on the land, but god kept that from us, which it was strange we should not observe at first,