Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

2.3.1657 (Monday 2 March 1657)

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2. one mother Davy a butchers wife aged about 67 years, a town born child, buried. who was so miserable she grudged anything to herself, and one instance, she would have no fire in her house in her illness, she sent for a poor woman the lords day before. to go for her to the physician, and told her she would sent her then because that(,) being she could not work she would go the cheaper and so she gave her 2d. and 2d. more for the physician, whose judgement of her she was willing to have, but not to receive anything from him - and thus said she money runs away and spread her hands(.) she had hid by her in the ground a vast sum of money.