Dorothy Oates Dyed 5 in y morning. my wife went the same day
9th Went to Miss Oates Funerall at Bingham in a Post Chaise and cost 5/- Staid at Mrs Oates until 13th March and spent 12d Gave the maid 2/-
Presumably Mrs Tye was a good friend of the late Dorothy?
There - a picture of the church where the funeral took place not long afterwards. There is a history of the church in the town of Bingham.
Google estimates that Thomas's journey would take 11 minutes today!
Dorothy Oates was expected to die because Thomas has a marginal note on the previous page
15 Feb Saturday Mrs Oates Daughter made her will & signed to Cutt of the Entail of their Estates at Crich in Derbyshire.
I can find a record of a Mr Oates of Crich being rich enough to be liable for "Ship Money" in the 17th century but otherwise I've drawn a blank