Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

18.3.1652 (Thursday 18 March 1652)

document 70006425

18. at Coxall Mr Owen preached Mr Sames set apart that day with fasting and prayer to be a teaching elder to the church at Coxall. he made a confession of faith, that was no open consent of the church, nor no acceptance of it with any words, nor promise to do anything. the messengers viz pastors of 3 churches gave their approbation of the act and were witnesses of the churches act one gave an exhortation. 2 prayed for a blessing.