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Rebecca Maria Brockett (Aged 11) Taken into the house 23 April 1748


19 March 1748

Mrs Moore made a complaint of Brocket a day girl for telling Lyes, and she was Ord’d upstairs and severely reprimanded by this Comittee and promised to be punish’d for the next offence of this sort..


20 May 1749

Ord’d that Brimstone & Milk & Butter be bought for Brocket to use again for ye Itch.


7 July 1749

Brocket having been guilty of Lying sadly again, and of a great many other faults was brought before ye Committee & severely reprimanded, & assured that ye next time she offends so again she shall be Expell’d the school.


10 November 1749

Brocket having been violently ill for a week past Ord’d that a Nurss be taken to look after her at 4 shill’gs a week wages.


17 November 1749

Brocket Dying of a violent Fever last Wednesday and it being necessary to Bury her soon it was orderd at a private meeting that she should be bury’d by Mr Best as the poor are bury’d out of the Workhouse.  Ord’d that he be paid for the same.

Entries in the Order Book 1748 - Rebecca Maria Brockett Entries in the Order Book 1748 - The School Mistress

30 January 1748

"Mrs Hodder ye Mistress of the School being old and incapable of doing ye duty of her place desires to be discharged,  And Mrs Moore who keeps a day schoole in this town came to offer her Services to Succeed her, and after reading the Orders of the Schoole and talking to her about ye business of ye place, we told her that we would inquire after her, & let her know our resolution about her coming next Wednesday."


3 February 1748

Mrs Moore Attended and being aquainted w’th ye particulars of everything she was to undertake relating to ye Teaching and Dieting of the Children, and ye Salary she was to have, she accepted of ye same, & was Order’d by ye Comittee to come on Saturday next and enter upon her Business, and commence wages.


20 May 1748

Ord’d that Warning be given to Mrs Moore to provide for herself in three Months time, she being by ye Comittee thought not Capable of Mannageing the Children propperly - and it was given by & at ye meeting of this Comittee.

 


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