Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

10.4.1678 (Wednesday 10 April 1678)

document 70019015

10. buried Mrs Eldred the elder at Colne, with some plain state, [and many friends to] help out the ceremony, we fetched her from Olivers. the grea[t preparation for] 14 and for the people in Colne. who all went thither, few of [other parishes] I preached. god good to me, and with satisfaction to them. [I made it] my excuse to be away at the visitation, a mercy to [be absent] when perhaps some did expect he should have continued the [suspension]