A Great Drought
"In the Christenings, Ao. 1652. This yeare were all our highways paved hard to the 23rd day of November, and the ditches as empty as in the greatest drought, and pastures as dry as at Midsummer, to the middle
of January. (Mirandum divinum). Further, the drought was more extreme in February than in any time before, neither was there any rayne till the middle of March, but the Pastures were never well till our Lady, 1653.
P. me, Gul. Smyth, Rector."