Note written to commemorate the building of a kitchen and seedroom

Scope and Content

for William Horwood's house, which replaced an old pear tree there. Muc of the note, however, consists of a homily about how to live a Christian life, and concludes with the news that a man who lodged at Thomas Grimsley called Felix Palmer hung himself that day. The writer of the note names himself as Thomas Grimsley, 'not him that had work, but helped build it, A relation in the 20th year of his age'. (Note: a Thomas Grimsley, son of Mary and Japhet, a mason, was baptised at Bicester on 7 September 1836).