Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

30.6.1654 (Friday 30 June 1654)

document 70008005

30: I had a sad dream in 48. of the death of wife and children none left but Jane afterwards in 49. I buried Mary and Ralph: in 51: I dreamed 3. branches of a hedge growing in my house cut down sprouted again, which I feared as a continuance of the trouble of my first dream, but I hope god intends by this wife , and so I am persuaded that intended, that the 3 children god had taken from me, he would make up again out of this stock and now god has graciously bestowed 2 upon me and hopes of their life