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Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

1674 (1674)

document 70021185

The times of the births of our children by Jane my loving wife , whom god has graciously given his servants: we married october 28. 1640: I being then almost 24 and my wife 20 years old.

[d] 1: Mary Josselin my first. born April. 12: and baptised April: 21. 1642. Colne in [ ] buried May 28. [1650]

d 2. Thomas Josselin my second. born. December 30. and baptised Jan. 14: 1643. buried June [17] 1673

3. Jane Josselin my third born. November 25 and baptised. December 7. 1645

d 4 Ralph Josselin my fourth born: Feb: 11: and baptised Feb: 18: 1647. buried Feb [22]

d 5. Ralph Josselin my fifth born May: 5: and baptised May: 13. 1649. buried June 4. 1650 (3)

6. John Josselin my sixth born Sept. 19. about 7 of the clock in the morning, and baptised September. 28: 1651 (4)

d 7. Ann Josselin my third daughter, and seventh child born June. 20. 1654. on Tuesday about 2 of the clock after noon, and baptised. Wednesday. July. 19. 1654 buried Aug. 1. 1673

0. June. 1656. my wife miscarried about 2 months gone with child.

8. Mary Josselin my eighth child and fourth daughter born January 14. being Thursday about 3 o clock in the morning, and baptised the same day in the afternoon. 1657

0. May. 59. my wife miscarried about 2 months gone with child

9. June. 20th about 3 of the clock afternoon, my fifth daughter and ninth child was born, and baptised June 24. 1660 by the name of Elizabeth . 000: miscarried thrice by. December 24: 1661

10. Novemb. 26. 1663. about 7. of the clock my wife was delivered of her 6. daughter and 10 child. and baptised Dec. 13. following by the name of Rebekah . ----------------------