Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

15.1.1657 (Thursday 15 January 1657)

document 70009920

15. Mr Layfield my neighbour a minister about. 60 years old, his wife not dead 4 months was reported to be marrying a maid about 21. I asked him of it, advised him against it with divers reasons(,) I perceive he is set upon. he has had 2 wives and many children, oh what a poor piece is man if the lord leave him to direct himself,