Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

26.11.1663 (Thursday 26 November 1663)

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26: On Thursday morning about seven of the clock or before, my dear wife after many sad pains, and sadder fears, in respect of the unkindliness of her labour. was yet though gods mercy, delivered of her 10th child, sixth daughter . and now our seventh child, and 5th daughter living, for which mercy my soul blesses him, and my heart desires further to trust in him at all times, to ordain things for me and mine for the best: when this 7th was born, I remembered the use, and blessing on 7. in the scripture, and my prayers were god would use, and bless them all, as I trust he will.