Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

18.6.1657 (Thursday 18 June 1657)

document 70010330

18: Heard of Mr Whitings death minister of Lexden, who putting his finger into a mans mouth whose throat was ill with a quinsy, and non compos mentis, he bit it vehemently on which it gangrened, and killed him about 8 days after(.) lord how good you are in my preservation, its not good for men to meddle out of their callings, Mrs El. Harl. elder and younger very ill, lord preserve them.