Mary Skinner, January the 10th
Nancy Madle, an infant, June the 2nd
Anne Peacock, July 19th. In the Death of this Woman there was something so peculiarly aweful, & instructing instructing us all of whatsoever age to remember that in the Midst of Life we are in Death, that it deserves somewhat more than the common obituary Register. Whilst sitting in her Cottage at Fyfield by the side of a window she was struck dead by Lightning. An Infant Daughter in her Arms escap'd altogether unin-jur'd. A decrepid, paralytick Mother was the unhappy Spectator of this melancholy Event; & a poor Boy, who had taken Shelter from the Violence of the Storm. She left behind her a Husband, & nine Children to regret her Loss. In Consequence of this solemn Visita-tion of Almighty God, & the Circumstances of her young Family, the Bishop of London sent me for their Relief 20 £. To teach us to number our Days, that we may apply our Hearts unto Wisdom.
Francis Pettit, Clerk of the Parish, Decr 4th The Father
Sarah Pettit, Decr 25th & the Mother of the above A.Peacock