EXCITING BIRTHDAY BOOK

The name of the author is unrecorded; but clues abound amongst the entries below as to her identity.
She is almost certainly Susan Masefield née Blagg - indeed the page containing her own birthday on 21 January 1861 has been torm as if to remove her name entirely.
The latest entry in the book is for 7th January 1940.
Transcribed by Philip Richards in July 2013 from the original manuscript.
Note [infomation in italics in square brackets] is supplied from other sources.

JANUARY

1.John Ward Blagg died 1895 aged 35
3.Ethel Addenbrooke [née Blagg] died 1927 in Isle of Wight aged 62
6.Ethel Blagg 1865. Died Jan 3rd 1927
 Emily Diana Shuttleworth 1838 [dau of the Town Clerk of Liverpool]
7.Charles Beech Gordon Masefield 1940
8.James Foottit & Catherine Holmes Wheeler married 1846
 James Foottit died 1891 aged 82
9.E[thel] E[lizabeth] R[awle] Masefield & R[ichard] L[eslie] Lodge married 1924
11.H W Newman
12.Henry Blagg died 1887 aged 87
13.James Foottit & Elizabeth Flower married 1817
 R[owland] H[ugh] Cotton 1833. Died Aug 1887
14.Revd Richard Rawle & Susan Anna Blagg married 1851
15.Jessie Winifred Blagg 1876. Died Dec 2nd 1922
 Penelope Vera Bowers 1915
16.Henry Falkner 1815. Died March 16th 1869
 Francis Edward Blagg 1866
 Arthur William Follett Halcomb (NZ) [1834]
18.Susan Anne Rawle 1827 (Susan Anne Blagg) Died Mar 1st 1888
 John Charles Lory Marsh died 1888 (64)
19.John Michael Blagg & Anna Neate Halcomb married 1826
 Sarah Mary Beatrice Bolton 1861
20.Margaret Evangeline Masefield & Albert Edward Blizzard married 1937
 Beatrice Bolton 1861 ?
 King George V died 1936
21.Catherine [Ann] Halcomb 1829. Died Jun 13 1850
 Su[san Blagg 18]61
 [William Aubrey] Bowers & Vera Aimée Latham married 1913
22.[William Aub]rey Bowers 1887. Died Jul 2nd 1916
 [Gerard Kenneth Wood & Penelope Vera B]owers married 1940
23.Ernest W[illiam] Halcomb Blagg 1868. Died Jul 6th 1922
24.Robert Henry Middleditch & William Shepherd Allen 1895
26.Catherine Frances Blagg died 1860 aged 2 yrs & 9 months
27.Isabel Amy Ward 1865. Died Mar 29 1871
 Harriet Blagg died 1881 aged 75
 Claude Edmund Langley Blagg 1895
30.Elizabeth Blagg died 1887 ("Aunt Tom") aged 86
31.Catherine Halcomb 1795. Died at Rosehill Oct 15 1855
 Alice Blagg 1862. Died Mar 26 1905
 George Ryding Marsh 1858
 Cecil Ackland Hunt 1883

FEBRUARY

1.Mary Jane Warwick died 1850 aged 19 (Southwell)
2.Minnie Elizabeth Foottit 1856
 Violet Alice Churchill Longman [1859]
7.Hannah Maria Ward born 1837 (née Blagg) died Oct 30 1900
9.Ellen Frances McKenzie 1843 Died 1932 [aged 89]
11.Grandmama Flower died 1854 aged 87 ?Feb 10th
12.Hugh Worthington Adams 1870 Died 1928
 Thomas Bramley died 1888 aged 89
 Mary Morey died 1937 aged 71
14.Edmund John Church 1842
16.Thomas Ward 1780 of Newcastle-under-Lyme died 1873
 Dorothea Blagg 1874
17.Beatrice Georgiana Flowers Falkner 1860
18.Constance Mary Clerihew 1865
 William Eli Bowers 1861 died July 2nd 1911
19.Lily Frances Blagg died 1910 aged 43
20.Frances Gwyneth Bowers 1897
 Louisa Eliz Foster-Melliar 1830 Died July 2 1907
24.Philip Gordon Ward 1848
 William Falkingham Foottit died 1883 aged 59
27.[Bishop - See DNB] Richard Rawle 1812
 William Walter Clerihew died 1896
28.William Halcomb 1790 Died May 1 1880
 Arthur Lewis Copner 1858 Died May 31 1894

MARCH

1.Susan Anne Rawle [née Blagg] died 1888 aged 61
2.Charles Frederick Blagg 1863 Died 1879
 Sydney Broughton Halcomb 1864 Died Jan 1917
 Susan Mary Frances Halcomb 1834
4.Catherine Elizabeth Blagg died 1851 aged 16
5.Ethel Elizabeth Rawle Masefield 1888
6.William Clerihew died 1870 aged 58
7.Mary Warwick died 1882 aged 75
 Adelaide Louisa Briddon [(née Thorley) 1851 - John Gordon Addenbrooke's cook]
10.Edward Walker Foottit 1813 Died Dec 13 1888 aged 75
 Elizabeth Walker Foottit born 1815 Died in infancy
 Mrs Walker died 1834 aged 90 "Grandma Walker"
11.Francis Blagg died 1853
 John Richard Beech Masefield 1850
15.Charles Ward died 1879 aged 79 of Maulden
16.Henry Falkner died 1869 aged 54
17.Mary Foottit (Mary Walker) died 1815 aged 32 (our grandfather's 1st wife)
18.William Falkingham Foottit 1823 Died Feb 24 1883
 Reginald Foster Ward 1850
19.Peter Gordon Masefield 1914
20.Arthur Gordon Ward 1870
24.Leonard Foster Ward 1866
25.John Michael Blagg died 1878 aged 84
26.Alice Bowers [née Blagg] died 1905 aged 43
28.Catherine Lucretia Foster-Melliar 1841 (née Dewsbury) (Cousin Kate)
29.Thomas Halcomb & Emma Susan Worthington married 1824
 Isabel Amy Ward died 1871 aged 5
 Alice Nancy Bowers 1894
31.John Homfray Addenbrooke 1896 Died 23 Nov 1916
 Lucie Laxen [Electrical Masseuse of Bath, née Gater, widow of Robert Gater] 1860 [but registered 1861 Torquay, DEV]
 Mary Jane Falkner died 1928 aged 77

APRIL

1.Henry Blagg 1799 Died Jan 12 1887 aged 87
3.Frank Pemberton Adams 1872 Died 1919
5.Edith Marian Halcomb died 1886 nearly 18
9.Mary Edith Swinney (née McKenzie) died 1886
11.Sarah Ann Bramley 1830 (née Foottit) died 3rd May 1885 aged 55
 Sarah Elizabeth Foottit (née Thompson) died 1856 aged 23
12.William Melliar Foster-Melliar 1836
15.Charles John Beech Masefield 1882
 Olive Margaret Wilson 1883
 Marian Cooper (née Worthington) [1809]
16.Charles Digby Halcomb 1875
18.Basil Vernon Ward 1881
 Susan Victoria Masefield 1938
19.Matilda Marsh 1827 (Matilda Foottit)
 Aileen A Hotham died 1884 aged 21
21.Catherine Frances Blagg 1857 Died Jan 26 1860
 Margaret H Millett
24.Margaret Blagg died 1856 aged 55
 Laura Clerihew 1861
25.Sophia Foottit died 1853 aged 17
 Alice Blagg & William Eli Bowers married 1885
26.Michael Ward Blagg died 1875 aged 44
27.John Charles Lory Marsh & Matilda Foottit married 1847
28.Charles Ward 1799 Died Mar 15 1879

MAY

1.Arthur George Hay Church 1843
 William Halcomb died 1880 aged 90
 Janet Eliza Watt 1833
2.Christopher Carter Foottit died 1889 aged 64
3.Sarah Ann Bramley (née Foottit) died 1885 aged 55
4.Charles Herbert Halcomb 1859
5.Laura Mildred Adams 1865
 Charles John Blagg died 1915 aged 82
8.Janet Addenbrooke 1898
9.William Beech Masefield 1843 Died Jul 24 1884
10.Arthur Richardson Clerihew 1868
 Bishop [(of Trinidad) Richard] Rawle died 1889 aged 77
12.Henry Frederick Valentine Falkner 1846
 Susan Mary Frances Halcomb died 1889 aged 55
 Arthur Ackland Hunt born 1841 Died Apr 19 1914
16.Frances Evelyn Falkner 1857
17.Thomas Robert Halcomb 1833
 Mary Adela Blagg 1858
18.(Our Grandfather) James Foottit died 1849 aged 67
19.Kathleen Addenbrooke 1897
20.David Charles John Masefield 1915 (of Colchester) Died 1925
22.Annette Grace Foottit (Sutton) 1863 Died July 20 1888
23.Lloyd Wilson & Margaret Kendall married 1882
 Adelaide Fanny Marsh died 1851 (an infant)
 Emily Constance Foottit 1854 Died 1930
 Joseph Henry Marsh 1855
 Emma Susan Halcomb of Cheltenham died 1874 aged 70
24.Catherine Cutler Churchill-Longman 1865
25.Arthur Rawlinson Rossiter & Frances Addenbrooke married 1927
26.Eleanor Margaret Halcombe (of Balsham[, CAM]) Jelf [1863 or 4]
27.Reginald William Foottit 1869
28.Richard Sutton 1800
 Mrs Hutchinson (Checkley) 1805
29.Emma Susan Halcomb (E S Worthington) 1804
 Jane Jukes Worthington died 1883
30.Edith Marian Halcomb 1868 Died 5 Apr 1886
 Grace Desborough Rendall (Caroë) 1865
31.Arthur Lewis Copner died 1894 aged 36
 Frances Addenbrooke 1899

JUNE

1.Michael Ward Blagg 1830
2.Robert Bruce Ward 1868
 Guy [Worthington] Halcomb & Blanche Kerkham married 1898
8.Elizabeth Foottit (née Flower) 1794 Died Nov 19th 1857 (our grandmother)
 Alice M McKenzie 1840
9.James Frederick Foottit & Minnie Elizabeth Foottit [cousins] married 1891
 Charles Bruce Ward died 1892 aged 53
 Emma Sarah Hunt [née Blagg] died 1896 aged 56
10.Frances Elizabeth Maude Brower Falkner [née Cole 1851 Calcutta]
 Married Fred Falkner
11.Olivia Annie Anders 1825
 Rebecca D[ickenson Harris] Bolton 1832
12.Charles John Blagg 1832 Died May 5 1915 aged 82
 Charles John Blagg & Frances Caroline Foottit married 1856
13.Catherine Anne Halcomb died 1850 aged 24
15.Charles Lory Marsh 1852
16.Geoffrey Bussell Masefield 1911
17.Walter Edward Blagg 1870 Died Oct 27 1916
 Jane Jukes Worthington Died May 29 1883 [aged 75]
 Bishop Abraham [See DNB - Charles John Abraham 1814-1903 Bishop of New Zealand]
18.Ethel Blagg & John [Gordon] Addenbrooke married 1895
 Charles Henry Halcomb died 1918 aged 86
20.Clara Beatrice Foottit 1871
21.John Richard Beech Masefield & Susan Blagg married 1881
22.Henry Edward Bramley 1861 Died 1917
 Frederick Thomas Halcomb 1862 Died 19[24 aged 61]
24.Frances Elizabeth Rose Barwell (née Foster-Melliar) 1837
 Rebecca Freda Bolton 1855
25.Emma Clerihew 1838 (Emma Foottit)
26.Charles John Selwyn Ward 1873
29.Ernest Robert Foottit 1864 Died Nov 1 1882
30.Isabel Ann Smith 1823 (Isabel Ann Anders)
 Mary Blagg (née Webb) 1826
 Thomas Ward of Newcastle-under-Lyme died 1873 aged 93

JULY

1.Philip [James] Falkner 1861
2.Louisa Elizabeth Foster-Melliar died 1907 aged 77
6.John Michael Blagg 1793. Died March 25th 1878 aged 84
9.Guy Worthington Halcomb 1870 [South Australia]
10.Sophia Foottit 1835. Died April 25 1853 aged 17
 Margaret Helen Blagg (Copner) 1864
11.O S Boyd 1849
 Thomas Halcomb died 1877 aged 84
16.Elizabeth Falkner 1843
19.Charles Edward Vernon Collins 1886
20.Annette Grace Sutton died 1888 aged 25
 Florence Katherine Copner & Francis Edward Blagg married 1892
21.Arthur Bruce Copner 1892 Died 1916
22.Thomas Robert Halcomb 1880 died aged 48
23.Jane Hall (Anders) 1818
24.Emma Sarah Blagg & Arthur Ackland Hunt married 1879
 William Beech Masefield died 1884 aged 41
25.Frederick Halcomb 1836. Died 1920 [20 Oct 1919 Australia]
26.Annie Jean Falkner 1848. Died Sep 1864
 Sarah Foottit (née Bramley) 1836 (Aunt Sadie)
 Percy John Rendall 1861
27.Frederick Halcomb & Hilda Cornish married 1895
28.William Eli Bowers died 1911 aged 50
31.Mary Jane Warwick 1830. Died Feb 1st 1850

AUGUST

5.Charles Edward Falkner 1847
6.Fanny Mostyn 1833
7.Ada Florence Marsh 1853
9.J[onas] B[ettison] Warwick died 1873 [aged 69 Southwell]
 Arthur Blagg died 1869 aged 59
10.Adelaide Fanny Marsh (Died May 23 1851) & Clara Jane Marsh 1850
 Eric Cecil Lewis Copner 1894
11.Lily Frances Blagg 1866 Died Feb 19 1910
 William Gordon Masefield 1885
12.John Ward Blagg 1859 Died 1895
 William Adams 1868 [Potter of Wolstanton, STS]
13Margaret Wilson (née Rendall) 1857 Died 1920
14.Emma Sarah Blagg 1839 Died June 9 1896
15.Edward J Taylor 1855 Died 1929?
18.Charles Frederick Blagg died 1879 (drowned at Scarborough) aged 16
21.Aileen Frances Agathe Masefield & John Godfrey B[eresford] Draper married 1923
 Sarah Elizabeth Foottit 1832. Died Apr 11 1856
 (née Thompson - Uncle Carter's 1st wife)
 John Charles Lory Marsh 1823 Died Jan 18 1888
 Bernard Michael Ward 1875
 Robert Watt died 1890
22.Margaret Anne Cameron 1859
25.Christopher Carter Foottit & Sarah Elizabeth Thompson married 1853
28.James Foottit 1808 Died Jan 8 1891 aged 82
 (mother's eldest half brother)
 Elizabeth [Penelope] Allen (née Candlish), (Mrs W[illiam] S[hepherd]
 Allen [married 1869, of Woodhead Hall, Cheadle - see Wikipedia]), 1847
30.Margaret Ward (the diarist) died 1857 aged 81
 Amy Gertrude Clerihew 1866
31.Augustine Melliar Ward 1871
 Martha (née Merriman), of Marlborough, Ward died 1867, 5 months less than 100

SEPTEMBER

1.Edward Whieldon died 1886 aged 62
2.Arthur John Halcomb 1865 Died 1919
4.Charles Frederick Blagg 1879 laid to rest
6.Laura Eliza Worthington 1840 (Married William Adams) [Potter 1864 - Leek]
 Cecilia May Foottit 1867
10.Mary Jane Falkner 1850. Died March 31 1928 Aged 77
 Evelyn [Adelaide] Philips 1856 (Mrs [Ernald]Lane)
16.William Wilson Clerihew 1895 [in Texas, eldest son of Arthur Richardson Clerihew]
 Owen Stephen Masefield 1918
17.Emma Blanche Clerihew 1858 Died 20 Nov 1891
21.Mary Frances Halcomb 1860
24.Cecily Janet Adams 1866
 Frances Caroline Blagg (née Foottit) 1833 Died Oct 7 1896
26.Olive Clerihew Taylor 1891
 Michael William Draper 1928
27.Edward Whieldon 1824 Died 1 Sep 1886
 Betty's twins 1924 [John & Elizabeth (Beth) Lodge]

OCTOBER

1.Mary Warwick 1806 (née Foottit) Died Mar 7 1882 [Aged 75]
 John Thorold Masefield 1939
2.Edith Maud McMillan 1886
4.Caroline Watt 1871
7.Frances Caroline Blagg [(née Foottit)] died 1896 aged 63
8.Agnes Watt married 1889 [to Antonio Eugenio Lega at Cheadle]
9.Margaret (Maggie) Halcomb died 1882 at Torquay [Aged 45]
10.Edith Amy Falkner 1858
11.Catherine Elizabeth Blagg 1834 Died Mar 4th 1851
12.Andrew Foster-Melliar 1841
15.Jessie Caroline Foottit 1859
 Catherine Halcomb died 1855 aged 60
20.Lloyd Wilson 1856
22.Mary Jackson died at Buxton 1891
23.William Walter Clerihew 1857 Died Feb 27 1896
25.Helen Muriel Blagg 1877
26.Janet Addenbrooke died 1934 aged 36
27.Penelope Sketchley 1831
 Gertrude Halcomb 1867 (Oldham)
 Walter Edward Blagg died 1916 aged 46
29.Arthur Lewis Copner & Margaret Helen Blagg married 1890
30.Elizabeth Josepha Foster 1793
 Hannah Maria Ward [née Blagg] died 1900 aged 63
31.J W Mackenzie (Daisy Raule) 1823

NOVEMBER

1.Ernest Robert Foottit died 1882 aged 17
4.Florence Clerihew (Taylor) 1862
 Aileen Frances Agatha Masefield 1894
7.Cecil Carter Foottit 1872 [Registered Q4 1873]
 Frederick William Rawle Ward 1879
8.James Foottit 1781 Died May 18 1849 aged 67
 John Thomas Bramley Foottit died 1839 aged 22 [Registered Q2 1838]
 Robert Ward Blagg & John Halcomb Blagg (twins) 1828
9.Roberto Pietro Lega 1890 Died Christmas Eve 1919
10.Mary Harriet Whieldon 1822 [née Sandford, wife of Rev. Edward Whieldon]
 Lilla Smith died 1870 aged 4 years & 8 months
11.William Clerihew 1811 Died Mar 6th 1870 aged 58
12.Cyril Halcomb Ward 1863
 Anna Neate Blagg died 1856 aged 62
 Eliza Walker Foottit born 1810. Died in childhood
15.Amy Winifred Hunt (now Shuttleworth) 1880
 Ellen Graeme [Sic] Falkner 1853. [There appears to be confusion here between Ellen Grace Falkner, who was born on 25 May 1855, and her elder sister Margaret Sophia Falkner, who was born on 15 October 1853]
17.Arnold Smith died 1870
19.Mr [Samuel] Sketchley 1773. Died 26 Jan 1855 [Newark]
 Elizabeth Foottit died 1857 aged 63
 Margaret Beales 1847
20.Charles Bruce Ward 1838
 Emma Blanche Clerihew died 1891 aged 33
22.John Thomas Bramley Foottit 1817 (Mother's eldest brother)
27.Frederick Bramley Foottit 1860. Died 1934
 Francis Osmond Blagg 1893
28.Thomas Halcomb 1792
29.Alice Matilda Marsh 1847
30.Agnes Watt 1869
 William Beech Masefield 1884 [cf Death 24 July 1884?]

DECEMBER

4.Margaret (Margery) Halcomb 1864 NZ
 [New Zealand Index gives "Mary Margaret 1862"]
6.Thomas Ward Blagg 1801
 Michael Barnett 1863
7.Harriet Blagg 1805
 Thomas Bramley 1798
 Joan Christabel Draper 1925
10.William Melliar Foster-Melliar 1906 aged 70
12.Anne Neate Blagg born 1793 (A N Halcomb) Died Nov 17 1856 aged 63
13.Christopher Carter Foottit 1824 Died May 2 1889
 Mabel Foster-Melliar 1865
 Edward Walker Foottit died 1888 aged 75
14.Charles Henry Halcomb born 1831
 Caroline Susanna Maria Ward 1840
16.Elizabeth Falkner 1821 (E Foottit)
18.Harold Ambrose Ward 1876
20.John Gordon Addenbrooke 1849 Died July 3 1922
23.Henry Frederick Noel Falkner 1883 Died 1916
24.Ida Isabel Foottit 1861
29.Margaret Evangeline Masefield 1883
30.William Clerihew & Emma Foottit married 1856
 Edward J Taylor & Florence Clerihew married 1890
31.Thomas Ward Blagg died 1874 (aged 73)
 Margaret (Holroyd) Halcomb (Died Oct 9 1882)