We are transcribing the Overseers of the Poor Book 1771 – 1798. Thanks to John Quinn who transcribed these entries for 1777:
12 October Paid for one Pint of gine for Ann Seager
9 Nov Pd. Dockter Mock help taping Ann Seager
Pd. for Brandey for Ann Seager to wett the cloaths and Bandig when Taped
Pd. for Cadle and Bandey for ann Seager
Pd. for 3 gurneys to Blandford hors and man for Ann Seager
Pd. Ann Seagers Furnel charges
There are many more tragic stories in this Overseers Book as well as an insight into the history of a rural village undergoing a profound change.