Mrs Bird as good as she looks, quite a character; died. Mother to Mrs Cull a worthy successor. Her husband (Barnaby) butler to Mr Perkins
1836 - Chas Smith ma(rried) Mrs Aldridge from the (?) went to live at Miss Pimlotts house, opposite which, and ? garden Miss Lucy Riland built her house at the (?).
Brentnall watchmaker set up a Bagatelle board at the Cup; which Mr Croxall informed against.
Davis given to ryming is author of these, and such like:-
"A Fox hunting Lawyer in Sutton doth dwell
"Who is known by the name of "Game Bagatelle"
"He went to the house of Tic-lac? so civil
"And swore he's send him and the Cup to the D.....l"
The table eventually burnt -
Having nothing better to do
I take my pen and write to you
Fairas the Rose, that blooms above,
And lovelier, still, art thou,
No-one thee can so well love,
As those, thy kindness know.
With motherly care thou me hath watched,
And with a vigilant eye,
Hath overlook'd both great and small,
In our large family.
If I've transgressed, which sure I have,
At heart I now repent,
And this is sent, oh, Sister dear,
From a true Penitent.
"Hoc scriptum est Anno Domini 1833 July 20thJohn's faithful muse.
A True Bill against Local Authorities
Lazy Longsides went out the measurers to try - "Adcock"
With Old Nick at his heels to a neighbour hard bye - "Sam Nichols"
He went to Old Snips, where the measures were short - "Tailor Bunn afterwards Brockas
And he pushed the ale about quart after quart,
They mended his weights, and went reeling away
Saying "That's a good fellow; no fine shall he pay.