Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

16.3.1670, 20.3.1670 (Wednesday 16 March 1670)

document 70016390

16. a very sweet rain for nearly 20. hours. this day my sons 3 thieves condemned at Chelmsford to be hanged. afterwards they confessed the fact: 18: Jonathan Woodthorp . and my daughter Jane testified their agreement to marry, god in mercy bless them(.) a malt kiln burnt at Mr Wrights in our town, much mercy in the affliction