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1821 DIARY

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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 14 Feb 2013 18:45

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ THIS.

This is the diary of Frederick Wheeler. Stone Mason 1821-23
Second great grandfather to George Evans - grandfather to Paul Laurence Evans.
George-Ethel Wheeler – Elizabeth Wheeler – John Wheeler – Frederick Wheeler
When Fred wrote this diary he was 24 living in North Piddle as
a Tenant farmer and Stone Mason. He had been married 12
months with a young son William only two months old. The diary
gives an account of the death of his first son and the birth of his
second, John Wheeler in Piddle.
Shortly after the diary ends Fred moved to Cleve Prior where he
went on to have another son Thomas Hardy Wheeler and a
daughter Elizabeth Wheeler. He died at the age of 54.


http://www.sgrboards.org/pdf/diary.pdf

Margee

Margee Report 14 Feb 2013 19:30

Thanks for that, DIZZI. I found it very interesting! My, he did a lot of walking, didn't he? So sad, losing his young son but he seemed to accept it very matter of factly as they probably did in those days, it being a common occurance.

Sylvia

Sylvia Report 15 Feb 2013 00:14

I found it interesting. What a busy man he was. So sad about their son it did happen a lot in those days.

Linda G

Linda G Report 16 Feb 2013 14:28

Very interesting.


Linda