John Hill Munday's notebook
|Title:||John Hill Munday's notebook|
|Storage location:||C.F. Barker box 1|
|Author:||John Hill Munday|
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|License:||This work is free of known copyright restrictions.|
|Related people:||John Hill Munday • Elizabeth Munday • James Munday snr • Thomas Munday • Mary Munday (2) • William Munday (2) • Elizabeth Garrett (née Munday) • Mary Giles (née Munday) • George Giles • Priscilla Small (née Munday) • Mr Small • Elizabeth Garrett (née Munday)|
|Description:||A small notebook written in from both the front and the back (upside down). The scans here are every page from both ends as far as the writing goes plus one extra blank page. There is nothing at all written in the interior pages.|
Our dear father James Munday was the second and only surviving son of Thomas & Mary Munday of Shrewton Hills. The eldest (William) having died of consumption at the age of 21. There were besides four daughters [illegible] viz: 1st Mary, who married a Mr. Geo(g) Giles by whom she had a large family of sons Mr Giles died at Bishopstow[?] 2nd Priscilla who married Mr Small by whom she had also a large family,
this branch of the family sank in life considerably, tho Mr Small was a well-to-do baker: they all tired of Shrewton. 3rd Elizabeth, who married Mr Garrett, the issue being probably three sons & one daugher, viz:
Francis, who went to Cheltenham and did well, as a coachmaker.
William, who enlisted as a soldier & passed through Waterloo he however returned & died a natural death. He married a woman of low birth.
Thomas, the 3rd son, died at Cheltenham in the employ of this brother Francis.
The daughter called Patty, but real name uncertain, probably Elizabeth, married a man named Salter Strickland. He became
bedridden for years, through sleeping in a damp bed, and his wife supported him, as a [illegible] maker at Warminster. She had one son Philip.
Our father's 4th sister's name was Catherine, who married Wm Stone (? a tailor) and lived at Shrewton at the family house. They had one son Joseph, who turned out badly.
Our father was married at the ago of 38 on the 14th Feby 1798 at Bishopstrow Church to which village he had migrated at [illegible] time previously to this [illegible] . Our mother was 28 at the time of marriage & was the daugter of Benjamin & Sarah Browne of [illegible] near Bath. Her father was a maltster & he had two
brothers & one sister (as far as can be remembered).
The eldest brother (Benjamin) married a widow (who had already been twice married with children by both husbands); by her he had four children, two sons & two daughters. The two sons & one daughter went to Sydney, it is believed, were the [illegible] practised as doctors, with considerable success. The other daughter married a [illegible] at Thowbridge[?] .
Our mother's 2nd brother (John) was a bookseller at Bath, he owed our father money, which was probably never repaid as some of this silver is in our possession & marked with his initials. Our mother's sister (Kitty) married a Mr Perkins, by whom she had
J.H.M. (8.8.99) 5ft 5⅔in. Katie (3.1.99) 5.1¾in