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Text for Page 011 [02-01-1855]

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how Dick�s hand was guided to the signature of deeds &c, when he
was intoxicated, and (I have heard, dying.)     Why was this old
crone pensioned off, if not for self interest, by the man?     She died
in one of the two houses on �Paradise Row,� (beyond the little garden,
as you go to the orchard:) it belongs to the farm. /        Bolton
did not survive many years after Richard�s death, and dying, the
Neithrop house, and part of the farm devolved on William his eldest
born, Henry, the second, succeeding to the remaining part and living in
one of the �Paradise Houses.�   He had recently married, much against
his father�s liking, my fathers servant-maid, Mary Edwards, from
the grocers shop in Parson�s Street, Banbury.   Joseph, the
youngest born Bolton had died.     William then ruled, and drank
for a  time, then died.   Old Bolton, as though desirous of founding
a family, had willed the estate to descend to his grand-children.   Henry
then succeeded, came to the Neithrop house-proper, and so it rests
to this hour.                My father meantime, �prenticeship, and journey-
man days over, had married his first wife Sarah Arnold, and with
his �1000 and her property, (the Parsons Street house were hers,) had
thriven. Two children were born from that marriage, one dying in
infancy, the other, now, Mary Anne Greatbatch.  Of his wife�s
death, and how he came to marry mine own dear Mother, I shall
find another time to put down.          Meantime to end with his
then remaining brother, Thomas, and so to wind up for the pre-
sent.     He was a coarse, red-haired-burly man, uneducated, and
low in his tastes.  Married to the niece of old Bolton he occupied the
South Newington house and lands and begat sons and daughters. He
and my father did not remain friends long, and until his death,               
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