Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.12.1673, 26.12.1673, 9.1.1674 (Saturday 25 December 1673)

document 70017370

25. Preached at Colne. my wife self and children rode by coach to the Lady Honywoods where I also preached. god [good in the word] the lord had his hand then on my sister Anna . who was taken suddenly ill. dropsical when with us, and went away cheerful. a good woman and now happy. she died Friday. 26. god has broken the brood there are now but three of us. she was next above me in age. lord fit me for my change. returned home Jan. 9. from the L. Honywoods .