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Samuel Hirst Diaries

1838

Monday 1 January
At Kellington, a fine spring morning, wet in the afternoon.
Master and Miss Dodgson came to see us and stopped all night.
Mrs Hirst paid Bramley for coals, £4/4/0.
I gave Andrew Beeston an exmas box, £1/0/0.
Got 7 loads manure from G Russell @ 12/6.
I went a shooting, I shot 2 hares, 5 birds
Gave New Years gifts, 3/6.
Sam Stacey been to a club feast at Ferrybridge.
Mr Beard began of Mrs Fould's turnips.

Tuesday 2 January
At Kellington, a dull day.
Mr W Dodgson took a walk all round our farm in the afternoon.
Joe Stacey began to stubble the large ash tree in Roal Close.
William Dodgson went home after tea.
Got the gig and harness cleaned and greased.
Sam Stacey topping willow trees in Roal Close.
Winnowed 1qt barley rakings, weight 16 st.
Paid Mr Banks exmas box, 1/6.
Jagger paid me James Lee's rent, £1/5/0.

Wednesday 3 January
At Kellington, a fine day indeed, more like April than January.
I went a shooting. I shot 2 hares, 6 birds, 1 black rabbit.
Got Hall Garth stubble harrowed.
Mrs Hirst and her ladies began to knit a hearth rug.
Paid W Bank's bill, £14/7/6.
Paid tax bill, 3/10.
W Banks paid his garden rent, 10/-

Thursday 4 January
At Kellington, a fine day after frost.
Miss Johnson dined with us out of turkey.
I went to Womersley to buy a red coat to make up in the hearth rug, cost 5/-
Winnowed barley rakings all up, 10qts 1 bushel.
Got 350 corner bricks to lay tub hole door.
Sent 1 sack barley to Hensall Mill.
Old Tree very drunk and saucy with me.
Going to lead stones on Selby Turnpike Road.
Paid Ed Royston 8d.

Friday 5 January
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
We have 2 teams and 4 men leading stones on Selby Road.
C Lister and man making hole into cellar and laying tub hole floor with bricks.
Paid C Lister's Saml Crompton's bill, £4/6/3.
Paid Russell for beef, 26lb @ 5½d, 12/-
I went a shooting and only shot 1 rabbit.
We have 8½ qts barley left in the other barn.
Gave the old post woman an exmas box, 1/-

Saturday 6 January
At Pontefract Market, a sharp frost.
I paid Gothard for threshing 10qts barley rakings at 2/6 per qt. I paid him for 12-1-3 barley at 2/4 per qt, all straight.
Busy stubbing ash tree.
W Tree wants paying for work done upon the highway for 3 days and overtime for 1 day.
Took tea at Mr Moxon's.
Mr Jackson paid me for 3 cows bulling, 9/-
I paid Mr Harrison for oyster carriage from Ferrybridge, 8d.

Sunday 7 January
At Kellington, not at church.
A dull day, a little sleet fell tonight.
I have a bad cold with a cough.
Mrs Hirst very intent in looking after me while I am writing.

Monday 8 January
At Selby, a snowy day at times.
I paid Dobson and Co for half a ton of cake, £4/15/0.
I paid Dobson and Co for half a ton of cake to fetch on Wednesday, £5/0/0.
I paid James Bedford for 11 pigs @ 15/0, £8/15/0.
He paid me for 15 pigs @ 33/8, one of them 24/0, £24/16/0.
Got 1 load tiles 4 x 5 for Church Close.
I have a bad cold in my head.
I called at Gateforth to see Mrs Dodgson.
Expenses at Selby 15/-
Killed second pig.

Tuesday 9 January
At Kellington, a snowy day.
We lead 7 loads gravel upon our own highway.
Second pig weighed 23 stones.
I sold John Stephenson Mill Close turnips at £4/10/0 per acre.
I think not a road - J Egremont Esq.
Ann Garlick was dead this morning in bed.
Paid R Burton all off for threshing wheat and barley, 2 loads manure, 5 days work - £9/12/9.
Lead some tiles and flats today.
Brought 8qts barley into the granary tonight.
Paid Geo Russell for 7 loads manure, £4/10/0.
Wrote to Mrs Ironmonger and Mr Fauit.

Wednesday 10 January
At Kellington, a snowy day.
Sam Stacey been to Selby for some cake, ½ ton.
I gave old Barker free 2/6 for self.
The inquest has been over Ann Garlick today and settled the Constable Accounts and he was in pocket £4/19/10.
A bad fair at Wakefield today.
Mr Coulson turned some sheep out today.
Sent a letter to Mr Fauit.
Sent a letter to Mrs Ironmonger.

Thursday 11 January
At Kellington, a fine winter day.
Busy chopping turnips for the sheep.
I took the gilt to the boar but she would not have anything to do with him.
We have 3 men at the old ash tree which makes 11½ days for one man and it will take them two more days yet I think.
Took a walk to look at Mr Coulson's hogs John (Poppleson) and I and then we went to look at our hogs.
Buried Ann Garlick today at Kellington.
Sold last year from January 1837 to January 1838 eggs for £8/12/8, a deal of money I think to come out of the old hens.

Friday 12 January
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
Winnowed wheat in Burton's barn 29st 2lb.
Paid Haddlesey Bridge women for 3 years at 2/- per year, 6/-
Paid John Barnes bill, £2/2/0.
Total amount paid to John Barnes, £19/7/6.
Tom brought home 3 tup hogs to run before the nets and have a little barley.
6½ qts barley in the granary tonight.
3 sacks gone to the mill.
Beaumont killed 8 rats at the other house.

Saturday 13 January
At Pontefract Market, a frosty day.
I sold Mr Moxon 3 loads wheat at 25/-
We have got the ash tree down at last, cost 17 days for one man, £1/14/0.
Busy cutting turnips for both ewes and hogs.
Miss Sarah Moxon got a fall and put her shoulder out and sprained the muscles.
I bought some beads for Jane Waide, 3/4.
Gave the 3 tup lambs a little barley today for the first time.
I saw Mr Lambert's wagon upside down tonight.

Sunday 14 January
At Kellington, a sharp frost.
We have cut some turnips for both ewes and hogs.
No service at church this afternoon because it is so cold.
Mrs Hirst pretty bobish today.
I think it looks like snow.
Not at church today.
William Dickon at church today, not been I dare say for 12 months.
John Coulson very busy with Miss Fletcher.
Tom Backhouse gone to his hogs I suppose.
Mr Jackson of Knottingley had a cow to bull.

Monday 15 January
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
Our lambs got done in the Church Close and they will come out in the morning to begin in the Seed Garth.
Got 500 tiles today.
3 men busy at the old tree.
Bust leading gravel on the roads.
I went to Mr Vandravart's to see what land he had in Kellington and what he had in Roal and Beaghall.
Joe Snell went to live at New Cottage.

Tuesday 16 January
At Kellington, a fine winter day.
Began eating Seed Garth turnips with hogs and fat sheep.
Got 2 tons of rape cake of John Ingle.
I rode to Beal and bought 3 heifers and one bullock of A Baxter for Haigh Baker at £6/0/0 each. Paid £24/0/0.
We have 234 hogs left only, fat sheep and tup 22.
Ewes eating turnips in Mill Close, ewes 140.
3 men at the old tree.
Wrote to Mr Fauit, tithe land.

Wednesday 17 January
At Kellington and Temple Hurst, a fine day.
I went to Hurst with Mr Moxon to buy a grey horse 6 years old, Mr Justice, £33.
Dined at Kellington then went to Thos Brears and bought 4 pigs @ 20/- each, £4/0/0.
Lead 1500 tiles and 1500 flats, broke a cart shaft.
William Hirst took tea with us, I paid him a bill he had paid Mr Ibeson of Doncaster, £3/10/6.
Old ash tree, 3 men and W Banks.
Mr Beard and Mr Vandravart leading gravel.
We looked at Thos Brears mare but she was lame so he is to show her when she is sound, asked £18, bid £17.

Thursday 18 January
At Kellington till noon then after dinner Mrs Hirst, Jane Waide and self went to Gateforth to tea at Mr Dodgson's.
Expenses 1/6.
4 men all day at old tree and Sam Stacey ½ day and two horses.
A snowy forenoon and frosty day.
Geo Russell got his dinner with us.
Got a part of the old ash tree home today.
Sold Sam Stacey a hen for 1/-

Friday 19 January
At Kellington, a snowy and frosty day.
3 men at the old tree besides W Banks and Sam all day and Joe half a day.
Cost of that tree will be very large, it has cost up to tonight £3/19/0.
I sent 1qt barley to mill tonight.
A sharp frost tonight and likely for a long storm.
Paid James Thompson W Hirst's bill, 10/0.
Paid him my own bill, £3/13/0.
Paid Thos Hutchinson for 10 loads peas at 13/0, £6/10/0.
He paid me his tile bill, all straight.

Saturday 20 January
At Pontefract Market, a very sharp frost indeed, thermometer at 8 last night.
Mr Egremont's sheep began of Mill Close turnips.
I paid Taylor, overseer, 4/6 for a pair of gaiters, breeches repair 1/6, total 6/0.
I sold oats for Haigh @ 26/-, 13 stones.
Mrs Hirst paid somebody, say R Foulds, for a dressing table, £2/14/0.
Ten men at old tree half a day.
W Hirst paid me 10/- that I had paid.

Sunday 21 January
At Kellington, a cold winters day.
At night rain and frost, very bitter cold.
Mrs Hirst and Jane Waide and self went to Hutt Green to tea and it was a stormy night.
Tom gone somewhere tonight but I don't know where.
Took the gilt to Mr Coulson's boar.

Monday 22 January
At Kellington, the snow wastes very fast and looks like going away.
Sarah Poskitt dined with us.
Gone to John Ingle of Cridling Stubbs and paid him for 2 tons 7st 6 lb rape cake at £5/5/6.
Got 500 flats today we did.
Sheep can eat turnips very well today.
John and Jack Stacey draining Church Close.

Tuesday 23 January
At Kellington, a cold day, a little frost.
I went and rated Thos Brears house and buildings in Beal Field.
Winnowed white wheat up in Burton's barn, 22 loads 1B total grown in 22 acres Church Close and Carr Flatt.
Thos Brears took tea with us.
Fat pig weighed 24st 5lb.
John and Jack Stacey draining Church Close.
Wrote miss Topliss.

Wednesday 24 January
At Stubbs Walden, a stormy day.
A little snow fell at times.
Mrs Hirst and self went to dine with W Hirst.
Expenses 1/6.
2 men half a day at ash tree.
Put the ewes on to Seed Garth turnips.
We got home just before 10 o' clock.
R Lee Esq called here today to see me, I was not at home.
John and Jack Stacey draining Church Close today.

Thursday 25 January
At Kellington, a fine winter day.
We got the first barley stack into Burton's barn today.
Thos Hutchinson a load white wheat, 25/-
John Barnes a load white wheat, 25/-
I have been very busy cutting turnips for the old ewes.
John Stacey draining by himself in Church Close.
Sent a sack barley to Mr Jackson's mill.
Jack Stacey helping us to get a stack in and then I sent him to cut turnips for the hogs and he cut his finger end nearly off.

Friday 26 January
At Kellington, a fine winters day.
A little snow fell this forenoon.
Our hogs had 1qt barley rakings up today.
R Burton began threshing barley this afternoon.
Winnowed his wheat all up. 112 loads 1B the stack had in.
Mrs Hirst, Jane Waide and self took tea at Beal.
John Baker and John Gothard, 1 load wheat.
Sent old shepherd 2/-
Paid Russell for beef, 12/6.

Saturday 27 January
At Pontefract Market, a mild winter day.
Mrs Hirst with me.
I sold Mr Moxon barley @ 36/-
I sold C Exley 19 loads wheat @ 25/-
Gave Mrs Moxon a couple of fine fowls.
I paid Mr Harrison of Hurst for 1qt oats, 19/-
I paid Marshall for 2qts @ 18/0, 36/-
I paid Palfreman for 2qts @ 17/6, 34/6.
I paid Mr Fox bill, £4/7/6.
Joe Stacey paid for his load wheat, 25/-
Church Close draining this week. 9/-

Sunday 28 January
At Kellington, a mild day.
Scarcely anybody at church, I was not there.
Sheep eats turnip very well today.
Mrs Hirst got something like the lumbago in her back parts.
Mrs Beard's mother very bad if she be alive I suppose.
We shall be very busy if all's well in the morning either getting a stack in or winnowing barley.
We have one ewe in tuping.

Monday 29 January
At Kellington Tithe Meeting, a rainy day.
Winnowed barley in Gothard's barn 26-1-3, had in the barn 64qts 2B.
I went to pay Mr Louthian's small tithes last half year, £10/0/0.
We don't agree at all about a curate.
Wrote to Mr Fauit about the Tithe Meeting.
Gave Dick Charlesworth 2/-
Sold Thos Jaques old ash tree at 1/- per foot.
Paid Thos Jaques bill, £2/10/0.

Tuesday 30 January
At Kellington, a fine day.
Sent Mr Moxon 13qts barley, weight 16st 12lb.
I paid Gothard for 26-1-3 barley threshing at 2/4 per qt earned in 21 days £3/2/7.
Mr Micklethwaite of Wakefield bid me for our wool 18/- per stone.
Mrs Hirst gave Joe Hutchinson 2/6 for schools.
I went to Roal and took my gun with me but did not shoot anything, I saw a woodcock.
Sweep come to be ready to sweep in the morning.
Gave grey horse a bale.
Hogs got 3 sacks barley.

Wednesday 31 January
At Kellington, a fine day.
We got a barley stack in today into Gothard's barn.
I gave the keeper exmas box, 5/-
I went a shooting, I shot 1 snipe, 5 rabbits.
I did not get the woodcock I saw today.
Mr Robson dined with us today.
Got the chimneys 3 of them swept, 10/6.
Paid Ed Royston for 1 pair boots making.
Paid Ed Royston 3/- for Mrs Hirst's boot mending.

Thursday 1 February
At Kellington, a fine day.
We sent Mr Moxon 12qts barley, 16st 12lb.
Mr Egremont got a ewe lambed two lambs.
Busy putting tiles into Church Close drain.
I went out a shooting and did not get a shot.
Mrs Hirst paid Ed Royston for my boots, 4d.
Sheep look very well at turnips.
Brought home 1 sack, 3 bushels of barley.
Mr Earnshaw called here tonight.
Mrs Hirst paid for pots, 15/6.
John Baker been 2 days with old Shepherd this week.
John Stacey been all the week so far and Jack, 2½ days up to tonight.

Friday 2 February
At Doncaster Fair, a fine day but dull, no sun.
Dined with W Ibeson.
Paid at Doncaster oils 5/0, 3/6 expenses - 8/6.
Mrs Hirst paid for plates and dishes, 10/6.
Leading manure into Low Common, 3 loads.
Got 500 tiles 4 x 5.
No labourers comed at 25 past 6 o' clock.
A fox in our stack yard tonight.
Hogs got the 4 sack barley finished.
5lb butter to pay for.

Saturday 3 February
At Pontefract Market, a fine frosty day.
Mr Vandravart rode with me in my gig.
I paid Thos Smith for Mr Beard for relief, 10/-
Relieved Bill Child with 2/- mine, 5/- Poskitt - 7/-
Brought home a wild goose Haigh had sent us.
Wrote to Mr Fauit about Tithe Meeting, Beal.
I bought a cow in calf for Haigh of Baxter, £12.10/0.
Put into the bank, £111/0/0.
Lead manure into Low Common, 2 loads.
Likely for a sharp frost tonight.
Paid Geo Russell for beef 20lb, 9/6.
Paid chimney sweep today, 3/6.
Church Close drain cost this week 10½ days, 21/-

Sunday 4 February
At Kellington, a fine winter day but frosty.
I hope frost will go soon.
Mrs Hirst and Jane Waide took a walk with me to look at the sheep.
My head aches tonight.
James Thompson came to look at my hack horse, he is lame. He gave him a dose of physick.
Old Smith 10/- relief, total 20/-
Bill Child 10/6 relief, 17/6.

Monday 5 February
At Kellington, a fine day.
I paid A Baxter for a cow for Haigh to calf in March for £12/6/6. Haigh took her away with him.
Haigh hired one of Thos Coward's girls for the sum of 3/10/0 - Godspenny 2/0.
Lead one load thorns into gravel hole.
Got 1 load manure from R Sawyer of Beal.
I took tea at Sherwood Hall but got no money.
Tho Jaques ash tree 183 feet in it @ 1/0 - £9/3/0.

Tuesday 6 February
At Kellington, a fine day.
We got a load manure from R Sawyer of Beal, took it into the 14 acres.
Spread 9 sacks rape dust in Low Common.
Been leading stones upon Doncaster to Selby Turnpike Road, 1 cart and 2 men.
Hogs had 5 sacks of barley rakings.
We have a ewe cast her lamb today.
I shot a hare today.
Gave a Barnsley (healer) a trifle, 6d.
I took our bushels to get it altered to S Jaques to make one less and the other larger.
I think we shall send Newton to coal pits in the morning, gave him to pay for coal 10/-
I ordered 10 sheep bars of S Jaques.

Wednesday 7 February
At Kellington, a wet day.
We went to Fairburn Field for coals with two in a cart. 1½ tons @ 6/9, 10/3. Ferrybridge Bar 9d - 11/0.
I hired Thos Oxley for £12/10/0.
I paid Thos Small all off for brick and tile making.
R Lee Esq called here to talk to me about Turner leaving. He did not think of having a man at 14/- per week.

Thursday 8 February
At Kellington, a wet morning till noon.
Went to see Mr Horncastle at Elmsall, expenses 4/6.
Begged a couple of rabbits of Illingworth for Mr Vandravart, John Poskitt and me.
Paid R Burton for threshing 57 loads 1B wheat @ 1/2 - £3/7/0.
Spreading rape dust 15 sacks upon the Low Common today, 2 bushels in the far Close.
Mrs Hirst pretty bobish tonight.
Mr John Horncastle with his father at Elmsall, all sold his lot, £955.

Friday 9 February
At Kellington, a wet day very indeed.
Joe and John Stacey and John Barker not at work today.
James Backhouse left me today because I whipped him for sense.
Paid Ed Royston for 1 pair men's boots making, 5/-
Paid Betty for James stockings, 2/-
Sent Mr Hutchinson a hare.
Sent 10 sacks for 10 loads peas.
Gave Mr Vandravart 2 rabbits.

Saturday 10 February
At Pontefract, a cold frosty day.
I paid Mr Robson for 2 pairs of shoes leather @ 11/6, one for shoes the other for boots.
I paid Geo Russell for 15lb beef, 7/6.
I bought some cheese.
Mr Moxon bid me 33/6 for qt of barley, 16 stone.
I have a bad cold and looseness on me.
Put fat sheep and tups on to swedes.
Got 10 loads peas from Mr Hutchinson.

Sunday 11 February
At Kellington, a fine day but frosty.
Mrs Hirst, Jane Waide and self walked to Roall to see Mrs Beard and back to tea. W Hirst had called while we were gone and he rode to Beal to see John Poskitt.
Sheep look very well at turnips today.
A sharp frost air today very, I wish the frost would go.

Monday 12 February
At Kellington till noon then went to Norton to dine with Mr Rowley it being his birthday.
Mrs Hirst with me.
A sharp frost.
We killed the last pig, nearly 30 stones weight.
Tom Oxley came to his place today.
Bought some ash tree tops for 11/0, got 2 loads.
Expenses 2/-

Tuesday 13 February
At Kellington, a sharp frost.
Went to Stubbs with two teams for posts out of (Birdspring), brought 180 posts.
Paid toll at Stubbs Common, 1/4.
Fat pig weight was 29st 8½ lb.
I sold Geo Russell an old gig for £5/0/0 and 3 beast's tongues.
Stephenson marked 100 sheep to go to Wakefield next Monday.
Our ewes look very well tonight.
Got the other ash tree tops all home.
Tom Bamforth paid me for 1 load wheat, 25/-

Wednesday 14 February
At Kellington, a sharp frost indeed.
We fetched 70 posts from Birdsprings today, total yesterday and today 180.
Paid the Bar at Stubbs Common 8d today.
Our white goose laid the first egg and the old grey one is up to lay.
R Grainger took tea with us and then Mrs Hirst and Jane walked to Hutt Green and I went for them home.
Church Close drain, all the tiles put in 1½ days.

Thursday 15 February
At Kellington, a cold day.
Winnowed 23qts 2B barley in Gothard's barn that Jack Stacey and he had threshed, I paid them both for threshing it at night £2/14/3.
I went out with Andrew and shot 4 hares and 1 rabbit, I gave Mr Vandravart the rabbit.
Grey goose laid and the other up to lay so that they will all have begun.
Old ewes look very well tonight at turnips.
Jack Stacey paid me for 1 load wheat, 23/6.
Gothard paid for 1 load wheat and 2lb butter, 26/-
Lead a load thorns to gravel hole today.
Got 1 load manure from Sam Stacey.

Friday 16 February
At Kellington, a cold frosty day
All the geese laid and the white one has laid 2 eggs, grey goose up to lay her second egg.
Lead a load thorns into a deal of closes.
John Stacey been working for the town today.
I have had a ride out to seek brick bills.
I paid Thomas Wood for 1qt oats of Whitley, 23/-
Lead 3 loads stones out of Church Close on to the road.
Paid Ed Royston for 1 pair shoes making, 4/-
30 eggs at 11 for 1/0, 5lb butter 1/3 I want.

Saturday 17 February
At Pontefract Market, a snowy day and cold day.
I had 18/- per stone bid for our wool by Green today.
I sold 40qts barley to Mr Carter at 34/- today.
Relieved bill child with 10/6.
Relieved old Smith with 10/-
We had 26 eggs broke, just two shillings worth.
I am to have a bull calf of Mr Hick to fetch.
Sold 4 fowls for 5/6.
Paid Saml Stacey for 1 load manure, 6/-
Church Close cost draining so far £2/17/0.
Paid Geo Russell for 9½ lb beef crop at 6½d- 5/0.

Sunday 18 February
At Kellington, a snowy morning but a deal warmer today.
Mr Benjamin Rowley and wife and Miss Rowley from Norton Priory came to dine tea and supper with us.
Got 7 geese eggs from 3 geese.
Sheep looks pretty well today at turnips I think.

Miss Rowley's weight is 9st 7½ lb.
Mrs B Rowley's weight is 9st 1lb.
Mr B Rowley's weight is 14st 6lb.
Mrs Hirst's weight is 8st 6½ lb.

Monday 19 February
At Selby, a cold winter day.
I paid Mr Dobson for ½ ton lime cake, £5/0/0.
I paid Mr Hawksworth for 5qts barley at 28/0, £7/0/0.
I paid Mr Hawksworth for 3qts oats at 17/0, £2/11/0.
I paid Mr Holmes for ash tree tops, 10/-
Expenses 3/6.
Letter 10d, Mrs Hirst's boots 5d - 1/3.
Sent Mr Carter 20qt barley 16st 6lb.
Got a bull calf from Mr Hick today.
Mr Egremont took 100 fat sheep away.
Mr Coulson leading gravel down South Field Lane with one cart.
Geo Hall cut his finger with turnip chopper badly.

Tuesday 20 February
At Kellington and Womersley, a frosty day very sharp.
I paid R Hickley for coat and trousers, 5/-
Lord Hawke paid me S Crompton Esq bill, £79/9/0.
Sent to Selby for cake, ½ ton.
Paid expenses, bars 3/0, Hinsley for ram 4/6.
Thos Hirst came to stop all night with us.
Winnowing barley in Burton's barn, got 20qt up.
Mr Hutchinson came to take tea with us and I paid him for 10 loads peas at 13/- per load. He paid me for 1 load wheat 25/-
Got 10 geese eggs.

Wednesday 21 February
At Kellington, a fine mild day for to say we have had a sharp frost.
Thos Hirst with me today, I gave him a pig.
After tea we walked to Beal to see Mr Poskitt.
Sent Mr Carter 25½ qts barley, 16st 6lb.
Called upon Mr Thos Dickon to see about some teams going to lead gravel for S Crompton Esq, Common Road.
Mr Lambert called here today.
Mr Pinder took tea with us.
Mrs Hirst paid for a letter, 1/10.
Leading gravel on the Low Common Lane.

Thursday 22 February
At Kellington in the morning, at Manton at night, a fine winter day.
Mrs Hirst with me, called at Worksop.
John Cartwright rather in low circumstances just now, Mr Horncastle not very kind with him.
Expenses today, 15/7.
Leading gravel for S Crompton Esq's road today with 2 carts.
Gave Thos Hirst a pig to take home with him.
Got 13 geese eggs.
C Horncastle not at home tonight, we never saw him.

Friday 23 February
At Manton in the morning, a snowy day.
We left for Kellington, dined in Doncaster and bought a few things for own use.
Expenses £1/1/0.
Lead 2000 bricks for a well for Sam Stacey.
Joe Green called to see the wool again.
A sad snowy night.
Old Shepherd got 3lbs butter at 1/3, 1/3, 1/4.
Paid Geo Russell for beef 24lb at 6d, 12/-
6lbs butter @ 1/3 I want.
Geo Russell paid me for the old grey gig, £5.

Saturday 24 February
At Pontefract Market, a sad snowy day.
I rode in the gig, Mr Vandravart with me.
I sold the wool to Mr Green of Leeds at 18/6 per stone. Locks @ 10d per lb to pay for it next Saturday and the wool to go on Thursday to be weighed at Pontefract.
I sold Mr Carter 30qt barley at 34/- per qt, weight 16st 4lb.
Mr Vandravart paid me for 5lb of turnip seed, 5/-
Paid into the bank £156/16/0.
We have in the bank £377/16/0.
Paid Mr Hick for a bull calf, £2/0/0.

Sunday 25 February
At Kellington, a fine day and it shows very nicely indeed.
A deal of water running about.
Only 6 persons at church today.
Turnip land very soft.
We have 17 geese eggs. 2 geese laid 6 eggs each and one goose laid 5 eggs.

Monday 26 February
At Snaith and Kellington, a snowy day.
We put 26 ewes on to swedes to make them milk.
I rode to Snaith to see Mr Shearburn about the Tithe Meeting at Beal.
I got a note from Mr Shearburn for £1300 and we burnt it, the money was paid some time ago.
Mr R Bradley of Kirby Lonsdale is dead, died last Tuesday suddenly.
I went to Mr Vandravart's to make a Highway Assessment.
Paid for tatoes 6d and a letter 1/5.
Geese laid 19 eggs.
Wrote to Joseph Green Leeds, wool buyer, to say he was to have W Johnson's wool.

Tuesday 27 February
At Kellington, a winter day, snow.
Sent Mathew Tinker globe dahlias and 20 eggs.
Got a pair of trousers from Hickley.
White goose laid 8 eggs.
Grey one has laid 7 eggs.
(Blue) goose laid 6 eggs.
Tom made the lamb pens.
George Hall very sadly troubled with boils.
I shot a rabbit today.
T Powell of Whitley came to borrow £40 of me, did not lend him it.
Our hogs eat very well today.
John Barker been 2 days at Church Close.

Wednesday 28 February
At Kellington, a snowy and rainy day.
We winnowed barley in Gothard's barn, 22qt and I paid Jack Stacey and him for threshing it at 2/4 - £2/11/4. Each £1/5/8.
I walked to Hutt Green to tell Mr Johnson he would take his wool to Pontefract with ours.
Geo Hall gone home to take a little physick today.
Tom making lambing pens again today.
The down mail past Hutt Green again today before the up mail came, 7 hours nearly behind her time.
Geese laid 23 eggs.

Thursday 1 March
At Kellington and Pontefract, a rainy day at times.
Delivered our wool to Mr Jos Green today at Pontefract.
Mrs Hirst went to buy black for her Uncle Robert, expended £7/10/1.
We have 168st 4lb wool when sheet and drafts are taken off.
Took W Johnson's wool 40st 5lb.
Mrs Hirst and self took tea at Mr Moxons today.
Expenses 1/0, 1/0 - gave the men 2/0.
Sent Mr Carter 13qt barley, weight 16st 4lb.
Our hogs clipped 8lb of wool each at 1/4, ewes only clipped 4¾ lb
Got 33 tubs of potatoes from R Exley of Gowdall, one tub for Mr Rowley, Norton.
Wrote to Mrs Shaw, Mrs Bradley, Mr Tho Bradley.
Sheets weighed 5 stones.

Friday 2 March
At Kellington, a finish day at times.
We got 2 cart loads of barley in today for we had nothing to thresh.
We had a calf fast last night in the manger.
Winnowing barley in Burton's barn.
Paid Geo Russell for 37lb beet at 5½d, 17/-
Paid for letters 2/0.
Geese laid 26 eggs.
5lb butter I want pay for at 1/4.
Wrote to Mr Allen.

Saturday 3 March
At Pontefract Market, a rainy day.
Mr Green came to Pontefract and paid us for the wool.
168st 4lb @ 18/6 - £155/13/4
Locks 44lb @ 10d 1/16/8
£157/10/0
Sent Mr Carter 18½ qt barley @ 34/6, he says 34/0. Weight to be 16-4.
Relieved bill child with 5/-
Gave Mr Green turn again in the wool 6/0, dinner 2/0 - total 8/0.
W Johnson gave him 3/0.
Paid into bank £200.
Winnowed 10qts 2B in Burton's barn.
We have a ewe about casting her lamb.
Bought Gothard 1 load wheat, £1/2/6.

Sunday 4 March
At Kellington, a rainy night.
Mary Pickup been home today.
Mr Thos Coulson called and took tea with us.
We have a cow just about calving and we are expecting some ewes lambing.
Geese laid 30 eggs.
Mrs Hirst and Jane Waide took a walk with me to look at the sheep.

Monday 5 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
Got a barley stack into Gothard's barn.
Finished white turnip eating with our own sheep today.
I took the ewes into Carr Flatt to eat swede turnips.
Took the beast to Carr Flatt turnips.
It is 21 weeks since we had two ewes tupped and we have not got any lambs.
Planted double anemones.
Got ash top potato pie in today.
Geese laid 32 eggs.
Paid for letters 10d.

Tuesday 6 March
At Kellington, a finish day, wind very high.
We got a stack in today into Burton's barn, the last stack for this season.
We have a ewe lambed two lambs, the first ewe that has lambed this year at our house, a good beginning I think for us.
After tea I rode to Beal and Beal Wood to look at a new butcher's shop.
We have a cow calved a bull calf, the white faced cow - second calf only.
We are ready for beginning to plough in the morning if all's well with 4 ploughs.
Mr Egremont brought 175 hogs to turnips.
John and Jack Stacey been 2 days in Church Close drain.

Wednesday 7 March
At Kellington and Pontefract.
Paid Andrew Beeston for a red coat, 5/-
I went to look at a gig horse of Mr Lee and does not know what he wants for him.
Ordered a sheep net of Thos Dickinson and sent John Barker for it.
Sent Mr Moxon 3 stones of ash top potatoes.
Mrs Coulson got 1 peck of ash top tatoes.
Wm Hirst took tea and supper here.
We began ploughing Hall Garth today.
We began harrowing stubble, first ploughing for this year.
Paid John Barnes bill. £2/5/0.
Winnowed barley in Burton's barn,4qt.
Wrote to Mr Fauit.

Thursday 8 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
We are busy harrowing stubble and ploughing, got 2 loads stubble home.
Two geese on 13 and 12 eggs.
I paid Andrew Beeston yesterday for a red coat, 5/-.
Wm Jackson bridled all the colts and fillies.
Mrs Hirst pretty bobish.
3 women at work today.
Hogs look very well tonight.
No ewes lambed today, we have only 3 lambs yet.

Friday 9 March
At Kellington, a fine day and frosty morning.
We finished leading stubble.
We finished fallowing Hall Garth.
Began ploughing 14 acres South Field.
Paid Geo Russell for 47lb beef @ 5½d - £1/1/0.
Paid for letters for road, 7d.
Got no lambs today.
I wrote to Mr Lambert for money, see me tomorrow he says.
Mr Pinder took tea with us.
Had the net mender today, brought us two lines.
Got 2qt bran today from Mr Jackson.
6lb butter 1/3.

Saturday 10 March
At Pontefract, a fine day.
We got 2 more lambs from one ewe.
I paid Mr Farrer for W Hirst's calf, £2/5/0.
He paid me the balance that was due to me ever since Micklemas 1831, £1/1/0.
Took tea at Mr Moxons.
Busy ploughing 14 acres.
Mr John Lambert says he will pay me before next Saturday, I wish he may.
Brought a new net home tonight.
Bought some garden seeds for 4/6.
Paid Mr Jackson for 2qts bran, 16/-

Sunday 11 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
We have a ewe that has lambed 2 dead lambs and she looks poorly
We have 5 lambs with 3 ewes.
Blue goose laid 13 eggs.
Took a walk to Hutt Green and back to tea.
Poorly ewe died in the night.

Monday 12 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
Finished ploughing 14 acres, began with 3 ploughs in Church Close for barley. 2 ploughs began in Roal Close for fallow.
Got no lambs today, we have only 5 lambs.
Our new calved cow gives 16 pints of milk each end of the day, a good one I think.
John Barker been at Whitley getting some thatch pegs.
Duck laid first egg.

Tuesday 13 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
Busy ploughing Church Close and we lead out of it 7 loads of boulders on to the roads. 10 loads we have lead in all.
Got 6 lambs today so we have 11 lambs with 7 ewes.
Brought the ewes into the stack yard tonight.
Planted two rows of potatoes and we have put in one row of early peas.
Put all the dahlias into the ground.
Haigh been here and I gave him 1 stuke of ash top and 1 stuke for Wm Hirst. Lent him a sack.

Wednesday 14 March
At Kellington, a finish day.
Mr and Miss Moxon came to tea, Miss Moxon stopped with us.
We have 15 lambs with 11 ewes.
John Haigh began thatching machine shed.
I went to Roal to an Assessment gathering.
The wind blows very high.
Busy ploughing Church Close.
Miss Foulds owes me 4/10.
Sent 18st 10lb of bread corn to Jackson's mill.

Thursday 15 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
We finished ploughing Church Close, began ploughing Seed Garth.
Paid R Burton for 34qt barley threshing at 2/4 per qt, £4/8/4, I gave him £5, I want 11/8.
W Hirst took tea here.
We have another ewe died, we have 19 lambs with 13 ewes.
John Stacey, Joe, Jack and Saml Stacey all got 1 peck of ash top potatoes, Gothard and Burton 1 peck each. 2 pecks John Poskitt.
Jonathan Farrer cut his finger end off.
W Hirst paid me for his calf I brought him of W Farrer, £2/5/0.
Church Close cost draining £3/10/0.
We have lost two ewes by now.

Friday 16 March
At Kellington, a stormy day.
Went to Beal to tea Mrs Hirst, Miss Moxon, Jane Waide and self.
I sold Geo Russell 2 ewe skins, 13/6, I paid him for 29lb beef with that, 13/6.
We have 20 lambs with 14 ewes.
Mr Green came to stop all night with us.
Went to hear Mr (Barr) preach at Beal.

Saturday 17 March
At Pontefract Market, a stormy day.
I paid John Haigh of Beal for thatching 4 days and his meat, 2/- per day, 8/-
He paid for 1 peck tatoes, John Stacey, Jack Stacey and Joe Stacey paid me each of them for tatoes 1/0 each.
Mr Green went with me to Pontefract.
I have got 2 bull calfs of A Baxter, 18/0 each.
Miss Handly calved a bull calf today.
I paid L Dickinson for 2 nets, £2/0/0.
John Rowley paid me for his tatoes, 4/3.
Geo Dixon bid me £40 for my horse.
We have 24 lambs with 16 ewes.
Bought Saml Stacey 1 load wheat, 23/-
We have lost 2 lambs from two ewes.
Mrs Hirst sent Geo Russell 20 eggs.

Sunday 18 March
At Kellington, a fine day, wind north west.
Miss Moxon, Mrs Hirst and Jane Waide at church, Mr Watmough preached.
We have 28 lambs with 19 ewes.
We put the bull calf to a cow to mend his looks for he looked badly.
We had a lamb dead this morning off a ewe that had 2 lambs.
We had another lamb dead that a ewe had lambed in the night and we have 2 ewes lambed 4 lambs today.
Mrs Hirst and her friend Miss Moxon and Jane Waide walked out to see the sheep and lambs.
Saml Stacey paid me for the load wheat I bought him of W Jackson, 23/-

Monday 19 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
I paid Mary Shillito of Haddlesey Bar for the use of Doncaster and Selby turnpike the sum of three pounds, £3/0/0.
I let W Jackson have towards his work £1/0/0.
Mr Egremont took his fat sheep away.
Young Allen brought us the small sum of £12 instead of £40.
We have 33 lambs with 24 ewes.
Took tea and supper at Mr Beards and brought their cart for the ladies to ride in because it rained.
Sown onions I did, lettuce.
Expenses are 2/-

Tuesday 20 March
At Kellington and Snaith.
Wind south west, strong west and very high.
I let the Willow Garth to Tobias Birdsall of Brotherton at the yearly rent of £4/4/0.
I took the tithe papers to Snaith and spent a pleasant hour with him.
We have 34 lambs with 25 ewes.
Got Mill Close ploughed as far as I can this week for Mr Egremont's sheep.
Sent Mr Beard's cart home and cloaks.
Paid for 1 load peas grinding to Jackson, 1/-
Mr Lambert has not sent us the money.

Wednesday 21 March
At Womersley valuing, a stormy day, wind west by south and snow and rain fell.
Mrs Hirst rather saucy tonight.
A good fair at Wakefield, mutton 7d per lb.
We have 35 lambs with 26 ewes.
I was valuing for Mr Robinson, £2/2/0.
Expenses today 1/-

Thursday 22 March
At Kellington, a stormy day, wind north.
We have 43 lambs with 31 ewes.
Mr Lambert came to grind 39 lime cakes at our mill.
Busy filling up drains.
Old Shepherd paid me the 2/- I lent him.
I paid C Boothman for 8lb turnip seed, 8/-
He paid me for 2 cows bulling.
W Jackson rode the grey filly tonight.
It is very cold today indeed.
Mr Lambert has not sent his money.

Friday 23 March
At Kellington and Hurst Courtney valuing.
I was valuing for Mr John Whitaker, he paid me £2/2/0.
R Cuttle came to stop all night.
Mr Lambert paid me for the turnips, £20.
Winnowed barley in Gothard's barn 21qts-1-1.
Beef steak 4lbs.
We have 46 lambs with 33 ewes.
Mrs Hirst and Miss Moxon went to Snaith.
Paid R Grainger 2/9.
9lb butter @1/3.
Booked all expenses tonight.

Saturday 24 March
At Pontefract Market.
Mrs Hirst with me, took Miss Moxon home.
Mr Egremont's sheep finished the turnips.
We have 52 lambs with 36 ewes now that we have lost a ewe and put the lamb to another.
Sent Mr Carter 24½ qts barley, weight 16st 4lb.
Got 3qts oats from Mr Coulson, weight 10st 2lb.
I paid Gothard for threshing 21 -1-1 qts barley, all straight.
Got 3 qts bran from Mr Jackson, I paid 24/-
Took tea at Mr Moxons.
Lead two loads stones on the roads today.

Sunday 25 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
After dinner we rode to Stubbs Walden Mrs Hirst and Jane Waide and self.
We brought home a pea hen and some asparagus roots.
We have a lamb dead.
We have a ewe lambed 3 lambs.
Mrs Hirst seemed glad to see us to tea and very good company he was. Gave us nuts and wine in grand style.
We have 64 lambs with 44 ewes.
Tom Oxley been home today.

Monday 26 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
We planted some asparagus roots.
We have 73 lambs with 49 ewes.
We settled Poor and Highways Accounts, I am £4 and something in pocket.
Mr Beard has £18/9/2½ in pocket.
Busy ploughing Mill Close for barley.
Mr Beard paid me for 2 loads wheat, £2/10/0.

Tuesday 27 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
We have a ewe dead today.
We have 95 lambs with 60 ewes, three has lambed today.
Began ploughing that part of the Carr Flatt which we had the turnips eaten.
Mrs Hirst been to Beal to see Mrs Poskitt about some apples.
Buried poor old Nancy Banks.
We have another ewe nearly dead which will make 5 ewes that we have lost.
Old Burton been drunk last night I suppose.
Finished putting tiles in the Hemp Dike.
Got the pea meal home for the cows.

Wednesday 28 March
At Ferrybridge, a fine day.
I cut 32 lambs today.
Towing path rent day, I got £3/1/0.
I bought small seed of Mr Carter
White clover at 9d per lb.
Red clover at 9½d per lb.
Trefoil at 3d per lb.
Got our seeds home, brought Mr Beards his small seeds.
We have 117 lambs with 72 ewes.
We have another ewe lamb 3 lambs today.
Winnowing barley in Burton's barn for seed.
Mr R Moxon called to see us tonight.
Mrs Hirst and Co took tea at Hutt Green.
Expenses 3/9.

Thursday 29 March
At Kellington and Pollington valuing.
We began drilling Church Close with barley and red clover - 3qt of clover seeds and 1 quarter of rye grass which makes up 4 quarters per acre.
We have 85 ewes with 138 lambs.
We have a ewe lambed 3 lambs, 2 alive and 1 dead.
We shall drill the Seed Garth tomorrow if all's well.
They have nearly drilled 1 sack of barley per acre.
I want of Mr R Routh £2/2/0.
I should say we have another ewe dead today.

Friday 30 March
At Kellington, a fine day.
Busy drilling Seed Garth with barley.
Sown the carrots and planted the potatoes.
Paid Geo Russell for beef, 19/6.
We have 159 lambs with 97 ewes.
Busy drilling Mill Close with barley and small seeds.
11lb butter at 1/4, Wm Barker potatoes 1/-
W Jackson ½ peck potatoes, 6d.

Saturday 31 March
At Kellington till after dinner, a cold day.
R Routh paid me for valuing, £2/2/0.
We have got 35 acres of barley sown or drilled.
We have 171 lambs with 105 ewes.
I took Jane Waide to Pontefract to go home.
We brought Mr Farrer 1qt barley home today.
I think the mare will foal tonight.
We have drilled part of Carr Flatt, all the Mill Close and Seed Garth and Church Close.
Took tea at Mr Moxons.
Took out of bank £20.

Sunday 1 April
At Kellington, a fine cold day.
We had two lambs dead this morning.
We have 180 lambs with 113 ewes.
Wm Shearburn clerk called here to give me some notices.
I put one notice on the church door, it was on last Sunday.
We are expecting our mare foaling very soon.
R Grainger took supper with us.

Monday 2 April
At Kellington, a stormy day after a very sharp frost.
Beef from Russell, 33lb @ 5½d, to pay for yet.
Began dragging Hall Garth this afternoon with 3 pair of drags.
We have lost 3 lambs today and we have only got 2 ewes lambed two lambs so that we have not so many tonight as we had last night by one, only 179 lambs.
Rode to Beal and Haddlesey to get the Tithe Notice Papers signed.
Got half a ton lime cake from Dobson and Co, Selby.
Paid John Poskitt for 1 bushel apples, 4/-
John Lodge been here to show me his horse.

Tuesday 3 April
At Kellington, a fine day after a frost last night.
I waited upon Dr Corbut to ask him if he could assist us in getting a curate, he said he would do so.
We have 181 lambs with 117 ewes.
I paid Thos Hutchinson for 14 loads peas £9/9/0
turn again 1/6
Busy dragging Hall Garth and Roal Close.
Haigh Baker been here today, gave him some eggs.
John Poskitt got his potatoes.
Leading part stones off the Hemp Dike.
Wrote to Mr Fauit.

Wednesday 4 April
At Kellington and Womersley, a fine day.
Valuing manure for Anthony Robinson.
Lead 11 loads boulders on the roads
Got Roal Close dragged.
We have a lamb dead and one ewe lambed one so we are just where we was last night.
Bought some thatch pegs at 6d per 100 of J Garlick of Beal.
Wrote to Mr Neill of York about Vaux Farm, £826.
I think the mare will foal tonight.
Sown peas tonight I have.
Gave Turner for himself, 3/-.

Thursday 5 April
At Doncaster Fair, a stormy day.
I sold my black horse to Mr Cattle of Chapel Field near Coventry for £50/0/0.
Total expenses today 14/0.
I took Geo Russell to Doncaster in my gig.
Jet foaled a guy colt foal this morning.
We have only 5 ewes to lamb and we have 181 lambs.
Horses very dear today I think.
I paid Geo Russell for 33lb of beef at 5½d, 15/0 and a beast's tongue 1/6, 16/6.
Busy dragging 14 acres with drags and Roal Close with drag harrows.

Friday 6 April
At Kellington, a rainy day and fine warm growing weather.
Wrote to Mr Horncastle about money.
We have another ewe dead which makes up 7 ewes that we have lost this lambing season.
Lead 2 loads boulders.
Let Mr Earnshaw have 2 acres turnips at £6/10/0 per acre to eat on, to pay ready money for them.
Got 9 goslings today, young white goose.
Let Gothard have 10/-

Saturday 7 April
At Pontefract, a rainy day.
I ordered a black coat and waistcoat of W Poskitt, 23/- per yd.
We have another lamb dead. 185 lambs, we got one last night that makes up the loss just as we were.
Got 1qt bran of Mr Jackson.
Boys busy filling up drains today.
Got all the turnips cut in Carr Flatt today.
I rode grey pony to market today.

Sunday 8 April
At Kellington, a strong windy day.
Mrs Hirst took a walk with me to see R Stephenson, we gave him £1/0/0 to help him in his troubles. His son lays dead in the house and his daughter is very ill indeed.
The hogs will come out of Carr Flatt in the morning and go on to the Upper Common swedes.
The nine goslings look very well I think indeed.
Monday 9 April
At Kellington, a fine day.
I cut the lambs and we have two bad ones dead with it, it is as well I think.
We have 183 lambs I think.
We have had 2 teams and 4 men leading stones on the Doncaster and Selby road today.
I sold Mr Lindly of Snidale 1 acre of turnips to eat by the 3rd May at £6/10/0 per acre.
Turned the mare and foal out today.
We have 9 goslings out in the croft.
Small got his vessel of coals, first for this year.
Misses Foulds got 1 bushel of ash top potatoes, 4/-

Tuesday 10 April
At Kellington, a finish spring day.
We fetched the malt home today from Womersley, 13 sacks full.
Gave the hogs 2 cakes of linseed, the first.
I went to Tranmoor to see Tom Hepworth about drilling tomorrow.
Busy ploughing Carr Flatt for barley.
W Vandravart gave us 3 pigeons to make a pie of.
Lead home the shells or bits of turnip out of Carr Flatt.
We have in the Upper Common 233 hogs, 10 feeding ewes, 18 fat sheep, 4 tups. One hog in Carr End. Total 265 sheep in Upper Common.
No goslings from blue goose yet and her time was up yesterday.

Wednesday 11 April
At Balne valuing, a fine day.
I was valuing for Frank Carr.
Got Carr Flatt ploughed.
We have another lamb dead so that we have only 182 lambs left and only one ewe to lamb.
We have lead 5 loads boulders today into Pontefract Lane.
Miss Johnson been here to tea and supper.
She weighs 8st 4½ lb, Jane weighs 8st 8lb.Hogs had 4 cakes.

Thursday 12 April
At Kellington and Beal to dine, a fine day.
Mr Rowley, Mr Hirst, Mr Moxon, Mr and Mrs Robson, Mr W and Mrs Poskitt, Mark Poskitt and Edward Poskitt and Miss Poskitt took tea and supper.
We finished sowing Carr Flatt with barley and clover.
Lead 5½ loads boulders on the roads today.
Expenses today 2/-
Hogs had 6 cakes today.
We have no goslings with blue goose.
Last ewe lambed today.

Friday 13 April
At Kellington, a fine day.
We had the first rhubarb pie today.
We turned the cows to grass.
Planted tatoes and dwarf kidney beans.
I paid Geo Rusell for 24½ lb beef, 12/-
He paid me for sheep skins, 18/-
I planted dahlias today.
Gave the hogs 8 lime cakes.
Mrs Hirst and self took supper at Hutt Green.
Put the beast on Upper Common turnips.
Letter from Mr Horncastle 10d.
18lb butter at 1/4.

Saturday 14 April
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst with me, dined with the mayor.
I got a new coat, waistcoat and hat. Got boots new I did.
20qt barley to go this week to Mr Carter.
Bought 2qt oats of Mr Brook, Gowdall.
Busy dragging today with 3 per drag.
Paid Mr Jackson for 3qt bran, £1/4/0. Wants setting down in my large book.
Took out of bank £50.

Sunday 15 April (Easter Sunday)
At Kellington, Haddlesey and Gateforth, a stormy day very.
My grandmother used to say, "A fine Easter Sunday, a fine harvest will follow." So by this rule we shall have a wet one.
At Kellington Church and Haddlesey Chapel, took tea at Gateforth Mrs Hirst and self.
Mrs John Vandravart departed this life very suddenly about 2 o'clock, 28 years old.
Tom Backhouse I have scarcely seen today.
Expenses 1/-
Mrs Dodgson rather better than when we saw her last I think.
Mr Dodgson very full of draining I think.

Monday 16 April
At Kellington, a stormy day after a sharp frosty night.
Winnowed barley in Burton's barn 14-1-1.
Sent Mr Gaggs 14qt, weight 16st 4lb.
Got Gothard barley dressed once over today ready for morning.
Got 260 rails from Holmes of Ferrybridge.
Paid Turner for 2 loads manure, 20/-
Gave him for self, 10/-
Mr Hatfield the gardener busy dressing the garden up.

Tuesday 17 April
At Selby Fair, a stormy day after a frosty night.
I paid Dobson of Selby for cake 1½ ton, £15.
Winnowed barley in Gothard's barn.
John Carlisle paid me his interest, £14.
Got in all 500 rails from Thos Holmes, Ferrybridge.
Mr Coulson and Mr Lambert both drunk very indeed here tonight.
Mr Lindley's sheep came to turnips today.
Began harrowing Roal Close this afternoon.
We have a lamb drowned in Ings drain.
Wrote to Mrs Ironmonger.

Wednesday 18 April
At Kellington, a cold strong day after frost.
We yoked bay filly.
Sown all the annuals.
Got grey filly and bay filly stucted by (Victor).
Buried Mrs John Vandravart of Roal.
Sally Holmes came to see us.
Gave the beast a few potatoes, the first.
Mrs Beard took tea with us.
Sent Mr Moxon 6 dahlias.
Paid the gardener for 3 days, 6/-
Sent 13-6 white wheat to mill.
Busy harrowing and dragging Hall Garth and Roal Close.

Thursday 19 April
At Kellington, a stormy day.
We burned the first twitch.
Got 1½ ton lime cake from Selby.
I walked to Roal and cut Mrs Beard the dahlias in pieces.
Paid tolls to Selby for cake, 1/4.
Mrs Hirst and Sally Holmes been to look at the sheep.
Busy harrowing with 5 pair harrows in the fallows.
Gave the hogs 15 lime cakes today.
They have had 10 only since last Saturday.

Friday 20 April
At Kellington, a little snow fell.
We lead 6 loads boulders.
Paid for beef 33 ½ lb @ 5½ d, 15/0.
Got 1 dozen coals from Tate, 13/6.
Paid W Jackson for breaking 4 foals, £3/10/0.
Lead a good deal of twitch on to large heaps.
Sally Holmes went home tonight.
Got a load of tatoes home for beasts.
Gave the hogs cake twice today.

Saturday 21 April
At Pontefract Market, a fine day after a frosty night.
Busy harrowing and burning twitch.
Got Roal Close ready for dragging.
Miss Robson came home with us, we all took tea at Mr Moxons.
I bought 4 shrubs of Bevitt for 11/2
I wanted of him 9/0
We are now straight 2/2
Mr Earnshaw took his sheep away.
Mrs Hirst at market.
I bought 10 loads beans 15/6 and 17/-
I paid Thos Vaut of Pontefract for a pair of white boot tops, 10/-

Sunday 22 April
At Kellington, a showery day.
Not at church today any of us.
Mrs Hirst of Stubbs took tea with us and supper.
Our foal leaped the fence betwixt the coal croft and Seed Garth.
Yesterday it leaped the rails betwixt the Falls and Church Close.
I lent John Gothard a grey colt to go to Darton.
Our hogs had today 20 cakes.
We have only 9 goslings.
Jane Stacey very ill of an inflammation.
Lent Thos Hutchinson £12 for a few weeks.

Monday 23 April
At Kellington, a showery day but spring weather.
Mr Fauit dined with us and stopped all night with us, Kellington Tithe Meeting.
Mrs Hirst pretty bobish.
Ed Royston paid for butter, 1/5.
I paid him, 1/8.

Tuesday 24 April
At Kellington and Beal, a fine day.
We began ploughing Stoney Batter.
At Beal Tithe Meeting and found out a mistake at night we had made.
Busy harrowing Roal Close and 14 acres.
Gothard got done threshing barley.
Paid a man at Beal 8d.
Mr Fauit stopped all night again with us.
Jane Stacey very ill yet.

Wednesday 25 April
At Kellington, a cold black windy day.
Mr Fauit left us this morning.
Winnowed barley in Gothard's barn, 8qts 1 bushel, the last for this year.
Got a small round wheat stack in today both barns.
R Burton got done barley threshing today.
Busy harrowing with 4 pairs harrows.
Got bay filly stucted by (Victor).
Burning twitch in 14 acres South Field.

Thursday 26 April
At Snaith Fair, a very cold day very indeed.
Mrs Hirst and Miss Robson been to Hutt Green after tea.
Winnowed barley all up in Burton's barn, the last for this season, 10qts.
Expenses at Snaith 3/3.
Busy harrowing 14 acres and Hall Garth.
Beast very well today.
I dined with Mr Shearburn today.
We shall have 18qt barley for Mr Carter.
Got 450 tiles 3x4, 30 drains 5x6.

Friday 27 April
At Kellington and Norton Priory, a fine day.
Got 2 ewes from Geo Russell, he wants 30/- each, I bid 25/-
Beef from Geo Russell 28lb at 5½d.
Mr Hewson paid £30 interest today.
Sent Mr Carter 18qt barley today, total 80qts. I want pay for at 34/- per qt, £136/0/0.
Hogs got 18 lime cakes today.
A letter 9d.

Saturday 28 April
At Pontefract, a cold windy day.
Miss Robson went home, Mrs Hirst with me today.
I paid Mr Moxon for a marble slab for Mrs Hirst to make pastry on very nice, 17/6.
I paid Mr Cuttle his charge and Mr Morkill also for attending on Mr Shearburn, £14/14/0.
Yoked the foal mare first time today.
Mr Carter paid me for 80qts barley, £136, I gave him again, 14/-
I paid Geo Russell for yesterday's beef, 13/-
Mrs Hirst bought 3lb salmon 2/3 per lb.
We had a ewe to kill today that makes up 9 ewes lost.
I paid into bank £136.
Paid Ed Royston for my shoe, 1/3.

Sunday 29 April
At Kellington, a cold day.
Mr W Rowley came to dine with us and tea and supper he took also.
We had a bad hog dead today so that we have only 232 left.
John Backhouse had our colt to go to Cawood doctor today.
Hogs had cake 3 times today.
George Hall been home today.

Monday 30 April
At Kellington, snow and rain today.
Busy ploughing turnip land for barley on the Upper Common.
Sent Jet to Askern tonight, expenses 6d.
Bought Thos Wood calf and paid for it 18/-
Mr Gaulton measured Mr Tindley's turnip land 2-1-21 at £6/10/0 per acre, £15/8/9.
Got a letter about Weeland Road, 5d.
Ploughing with 6 ploughs today.
Wrote Mr Fauit.
Lead 2 loads boulders.

Tuesday 1 May
At Kellington,a fine day after a white frost till 8 o' clock then very rainy.
We began ploughing Roal Close second time over.
Got two thirds of first ten acres Upper Common ploughed for barley and harrowed once over.
Going to brew the last time out of old malt and we have put 1 bushel of new malt in.
The old women raking Hall Garth to get the twitch off.
I sold 20 fat sheep to Goole butchers at 52/- each, turn again 2/-
Gave Miss Johnson a bill for Mr Egremonts turnips, £48/5/0.

Wednesday 2 May
At Kellington, showery with thunder today.
I paid Geo Russell for 2 ewes at 30/- each, he paid me for 1 fat hog, £1/12/6.
William Smith came to live with us today as groom and gardener.
Busy ploughing Roal Close.
Fat sheep went away to Goole today.
Geo Foster began sinking a well in Sam's garden.
Grey mare stucted today first time

Thursday 3 May
At Snaith Justice Meeting, a fine day.
I paid Tom Hepworth for drilling 40 acres at 1/0, 40/-
Mr Earnshaw paid me for 2 acres swede turnips at £6/10/0, £13/0/0.
Got a round wheat stack in today.
W Hirst, Mr Rowley, Mr B Rowley, Mark Poskitt and John Poskitt and Mr Moxon dined tea and supper and spent the afternoon to look at our hogs. Mr Moxon only got a part of his dinner, he had dined before he came, he went home to supper.
I paid at Snaith 3/- for a book.

Friday 4 May
At Kellington, a fine day.
We washed 117 sheep ewes, 10 hogs, R Black and Tom shurled them.
We got 2 wagons of coal from Bramley.
Winnowed wheat in both barns today.
James Bedford got 3 pigs from us.
Expenses 3/-
Busy ploughing Hall fallow.
I paid Burton for 42½ qt barley at 2/4, £4/19/2.
Miss Johnson got 11/- worth of eggs.
16lb butter at 1/4.
Hinsley for glass 10d.

Saturday 5 May
At Pontefract Market, a showery day.
I sold Mr Jackson 31 loads wheat, weight 13st 13lb at 23/6.
I paid Gothard for threshing 20 loads wheat at 1/4, all straight we are.
I bought 1qt oats.
We took our hogs off turnips because we had done, they had been on turnips 7 months.
I bought a deal of things for the groom, 30/- worth.
Got a part of Upper Common ploughed for turnips.
Got the hogs all shurled Tom today did.
Sent grey mare to the horse again today.
Grey horse laid again today.
Paid Russett for 7½ days and Doncaster Fair expenses, 14/1 and 1/8, 15/9.
Paid E Royston for boot sole.

Sunday 6 May
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Grass grows very fast and seeds also.
We have ten acres to sow yet with barley.
All things look well tonight but I have not heard the cuckoo yet.

Monday 7 May
At Kellington, a fine day.
We finished sowing barley in the Upper Common and seeds with it.
I paid Tom Hepworth all off for drilling, £2/10/0.
I sold Geo Russell 70 stones hay at 6d, 35/-
Mr Lindley took his sheep away today.
We had a pair of horses leaped a hedge with a plough at their heels, nothing no worse.
Thos Small 3 bushels of tatoes.
Busy harrowing 14 acres and burning twitch.
Expenses 1/-
Paid John Barnes bill, £3/12/0.
We cut little grey colt's tail off tonight.

Tuesday 8 May
At Kellington and Haddlesey, a fine day.
I went to Haddlesey to a Towns Meeting.
I said I would make a rate for 4d per acre and to have £10 for the building or £27.
At ½ past 7 o'clock at night Mrs Hirst and self went to Howden to see Mrs Hewson but she died at 11 o' clock in the forenoon.
Got home at ½ past one o' clock.
Groom gone for his wife.
Mrs Hirst paid Frank Pottage, bell hanger, 5/0.

Wednesday 9 May
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst's birthday, 28 years old.
Miss Dickon got married today to Mr Hoyle.
Russett mowing grass, first time this year.
Busy ploughing 14 acres with 6 ploughs.
Finished sowing small seed in the little Low Common, total 53 acres seeds sown.
Miss Johnson at Mrs Hirst's birthday and she weighs 8st 1lb, Mrs Hirst weighs 8st 7½ lb, myself 13st 3lb.
Russett taken 2 colts to grass.
Miss Handley bulled by our own bull.
Chimney sweep came.

Thursday 10 May
At Kellington, a fine cold day.
I paid W Smith for last week 12/- although he had only been 4 days.
Got all ploughed 2nd time over the beat sand land, good time I call it.
Bought 6 ducks of Tom Bamforth, 2/-
Paid chimney sweeps 3/-
No water comed into the well although they are 7 yards and bored 11 feet besides.
Mr Moxon called here tonight.
We have a ewe dead with two lambs.
C Lister been here tonight to see about Beal Cottage.

Friday 11 May
At Kellington, a fine day after a sharp frost very indeed.
We washed 250 sheep today at Hutt Green.
Sam Stacey got a pig at 35/-
Wm Smith a load wheat, 14st 3lb.
Winnowed wheat in Burton's barn, 17 loads.
Geo Russell beef, 36lb at 5½d, 16/6.
Geo Russell paid me for 71 stones hay, 35/-
Paid for sheep washing, 18 score at 4d, 6/-

Saturday 12 May
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
I sold wheat at 24/9 per load.
We have been trying to sink a well at the cottages and have dug and bored 13 yards and cannot find water so we have given up for a bad job, I paid G Foster for it £3/12/6.
Got barn ready for sheep clipping.
Busy dragging and harrowing fallow.
Turned 4 fillies to grass tonight.
Took out of bank £500.

Sunday 13 May
At Kellington, a showery day.
We have 117 sheep up to clip if all's well.
Thos Hirst and son comed ready to clip sheep in the morning.
Thos Coulson called to see us tonight.
I have had Gothard shooting at pigeons.
A little hail with the rain today.

Monday 14 May
At Kellingon, a stormy day at times.
We clipped 116 sheep today, 106 hogs and 10 ewes.
Thos Hirst, R Black, Makin, Baxter and (?) the clippers.
I paid Thos Hirst only 2/6, gave his boy 1/-.
Ab Baxter bid me for 106 hogs at 29/6, for the ewes 40/- each.
Busy harrowing and dragging today, Roal Close and 14 acres.
Sow piged 5 pigs, 3 black ones.
I made M Poskitt's tile bill out.
Thos Lambert dined with Mrs Hirst today.
Sown turnips in the garden and peas also.

Tuesday 15 May
At Kellington, a very sharp frost at night.
We have 116 sheep gone to Wakefield.
Gave Tom to go with in money, 20/-
Busy harrowing turnip fallows all over.
I paid Miss Johnson for soda water, 5/6.
Got white faced cow bulled.
Geese laid 11 eggs.
Busy washing the locks today.
George Barker got 1 stuke barley, paid 2/6.

Wednesday 16 May
At Wakefield Fair, a sharp frost indeed.
I sold 50 hogs to Horne of Royston at 33/0, £82/10/0
I sold 40 hogs to Micklethwaite of Ardsley at 29/0, £58/0/0
I sold 6 to Mallinson at 25/0 £7/10/0
I sold 5 to Smith of Brotherton at 26/0 £6/17/6
I sold 5 to Kenworthy at 26/0 £6/10/0
10 ewes to Lanton at 42/0 £21/0/0
Robinson of Gowdall 5 loads tatoes, 18 stones.
Busy harrowing and dragging.
Gave Tom Backhouse for own use 20/-
Paid into bank £145.
We have in the bank £288 only, small so I think.

Thursday 17 May
At Kellington, a fine day after a frosty night.
I sold John Stones 17 loads potatoes.
Geo Russell got 9 stone 7lb potatoes.
I paid Wm (Shree) 1/- for bringing us a lobster, a crab and some shrimps from Mr Beards.
We are busy harrowing and digging all the fallows on the second ploughing.
Jet lame with a nail run into her foot yesterday, I hope she will be alright.
Two geese set today second time.
I owe Russett for 4 days at 1/6.
W Clark began cleaning the rooms ready for painting.

Friday 18 May
At Kellington, a cold day.
Paid R Hinsley for a pump, £3/13/0.
John Barker 1 load wheat.
Joe Stacey 1 load wheat.
I am to have 10 loads tatoes from A Baxter, 3/6 per load.
Made an exchange with M Coulson, a cart load of potatoes for a cart load of the same sort.
Paid Geo Russell for 27½ lb beef at 5¾d, 13/-
Gothard winnowed wheat 24-2.

Saturday 19 May
At Pontefract Market, a stormy day.
I sold wheat at 24/6, very poor indeed.
I want of Geo Russell for 1 sack of oats, 10/6.
Busy harrowing fallows.
We have lost 12 ducks by crows.
Took tea with Mr Moxon I did and W Hirst.
I paid Mr Moxon for W Smith's goods by water from Rochdale, 2/-
I bought a garden spade 3/- for own use.
Miss Handley bulled second time.

Sunday 20 May
At Kellington and Stubbs, a showery day.
Mrs Hirst went to see W Hirst and took him 2 cranberry pies, he gave us some pansies to take home with us.
We have lost 13 young ducks with the crows.
I hope grass will now grow after this rain.

Monday 21 May
At Kellington, a showery day.
John Illingworth sent us 2 couple rabbits and 1 leveret, I paid for them 1/-
Busy ploughing for potatoes.
Got 10 loads of (Shaw) potatoes from A Baxter of Beal at 3/6 per load.
Took supper at Hutt Green we did.
Cut part of our potatoes for sets today.
Mark Poskitt paid me a tile bill of £6/9/6.

Tuesday 22 May
At Kellington, a rainy morning, grey.
I paid M Coulton for 3qt oats, £3/0/0.
He paid me for 1 load wheat, 24/6.
He paid me for 6 cows bulling, 18/0, all straight we are.
It has stopped us for leading manure and setting potatoes.
Geo Russell paid me for the sack of oats I had paid for, 10/6.
It was so wet it stopped us from setting potatoes all the day I am sorry to say.
Mr Acaster of Thorne called and I gave him 4lbs of swede seed for C Dalby Esq.
I shot 12 sparrows.

Wednesday 23 May
At Kellington, a rainy forenoon, very cold with the rain.
I sent John barker to Womersley for some dahlias but he got none.
Sent Tinker 50 eggs.
Our men all hoeing wheat.
Geo Russell got a load of wheat, 13st 6lb.
Got all the crocuses planted all round the garden.
I have been trying to shoot crows and got none.
Land very soft indeed with the rain.


Thursday 24 May

Gowdall, ½ past nine o' clock, a fine day.
Valuing for R Exley and Geo Cooke.
They paid me my wage, £2/2/0.
Got home to dinner.
Joe Green called to look at our wool, he bid me 16/6 per stone, I asked him 17/6.
Got 4 loads of the old corn stack in.
Mr Beard paid me for the Doncaster newspaper I year up to the 9th May 1838.
We walked to see Mr Beard and back to supper.
I have ordered 4 teams to lead stones on the Selby Turnpike.
Jet very lame indeed.
R Stephenson 1 load tatoes.
John Colley 1 bushel tatoes.
Old Nell puped 9 pups.

Friday 25 May
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mr Lee sent Mrs Hirst a gilt pig, a present.
Winnowed wheat all up that grew on the Low Common 9 acres, 83 lds 1 bushel, that is 9 loads per acre.
Got 40lb beef from Geo Russell at 6d, £1/0/0.
Mr Farrer and Mr Hutchinson been leading stones upon Selby Turnpike.
Mr Clark, the painter, very busy and his men at our house.
Load of wheat paid for by Geo Russell at 22/6.

Saturday 26 May
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst with me.
I sold Joseph Green the wool at 17/6 per stone.
I sold Thos Lodge 10 loads potatoes for 38/-
I sold wheat at 24/6 per load, 5/- again to Mr Walshaw.
Bought 3 loads beans 16/-, 2qts oats 28/6.
Busy ploughing 14 acres 3rd time over.
Mrs Hirst expended £2/10/8.
I owe Geo Russell for a rump of beef.
Bought a rum cask 14/- of Parkinson and paid for it to make a tub to dip lambs in.
Turned all the horses out to grass tonight.

Sunday 27 May
At Kellington, a fine day.
We are going to take a walk out this afternoon Mrs Hirst and self.
Wrote to Mrs Ironmonger dated 28 May 1838.

Monday 28 May
At Kellington, a fine day.
We finished setting potatoes today.
I sold 50 shearlings to Geo Taylor and Wm Longwood at MO/L.
I paid Ab Baxter for 10 loads potatoes at 3/6, 35/-
I paid 3 sheep clippers for 2 days each, 15/-
I paid potato setters, 7 little boys or girls, 1/9.
We have clipped all our hogs and 20 ewes.
Had six clippers at work today.
Sent Andrew Beeston 4 pointer pups.
Geo Russell paid for ½ ton lime cake, £5/0/0.

Tuesday 29 May
At Kellington, a showery day.
We finished sheep clipping, we clipped all the ewes.
I paid the sheep clippers 17/6.
Gave Thos Hirst lad or son 2/-
Got 14 acres ploughed 3rd time over.
John Barker had the grey filly kicking a little, I suppose.
Sent a load wheat to mill, 13st 2lb
A Russell bid me for 8 bullocks, £62.
Geo Russell bid me for a fat cow £12/12/0, to keep a fortnight.
Paid Geo Russell for beef, 9/6.
Paid E Royston for Mrs Hirst, 1/-

Wednesday 30 May
At Haddlesey, a showery day.
Mr Cuttle and self began making a rate and it rained and stopped us.
Began getting a stack in today.
Thos Lodge got 10 loads potatoes, £1/18/0.
Thos Harrison of Leeds bid me for a fat cow, £12/12/0.
Wm Groom began mowing grass platt first time.

Thursday 31 May
Kellington and Haddlesey, a rainy morning.
We packed the wool this morning, 5 sheets of hogs, 2 sheets ewes.
W Jackson paid me for potatoes, 3/6.
I gave W Milthorpe a sack of tatoes.
Thos Harrison of Leeds took away the fat cow, £13.
We went to Haddlesey after the rain about 4 o' clock.
W Longwood and Taylor paid me for 50 sheep at 32/-, £80/0/0. Turn again 10/0, £79/10/0.
Our lads been mending sacks and getting the part of the stack in that was left yesterday.

Friday 1 June
At Haddlesey valuing, a finish day, Mr Cuttle and self.
Winnowed maslin, 15 loads best in Gothard's barn.
The houses to do yet.
A good wool market at Selby.
Mr Clark stopped all night with us.
160 eggs at 6/8 I want.

Saturday 2 June
At Pontefract, a fine day.
I rode with Mr Cuttle in his gig.
Delivered wool to Mr Green at 17/6 per stone, £159/5/0
I sold Mr Jackson 14 loads maslin. 24/3.
I bought 6 tickets for a flower show, 5/-
Got 17lbs swede seed of G Stone.
Got 20lbs of swede seed of Crowcroft, 1/-
Got tub home to dip lambs in.
Wool rather dearer today by 6d per stone.
I wrote to Mr Horncastle about wool.
Geo Russell and me did not agree about meat.
I paid Smith his wage, he owes 13/5 for wheat.
I paid Sally Russett and Hampshire's wife 1/4.

Sunday 3 June
At Hutt Green Feast, a showery day.
Mrs Hirst and self dined there.
Put the hogs into Upper Common Close, 55 of them.
George Hall been home today and got drunk, I suppose.
Thos Backhouse been to see how Haigh's wife was and she is a deal better, I suppose.
Expenses 3/-

Monday 4 June
At Kellington, a finish day.
I sold F Lodge a bull for £12/0/0.
I sold F Lodge a white heifer, £11/10/0.
I sold Ab Baxter 8 bullock sat £8/2/6 each, £65.
Sold Mark Poskitt 5 loads tatoes at 4/-
W Longwood to have 8 loads tatoes.
Sam Stacey got 1 load tatoes.
Mr Gill paid half a year interest £1 short, £23.
Mr Fauit paid me £10.
Tithe rents are taken at Kellington and cottage rents also.

Tuesday 5 June
Rent day at Hutt Green, a fine day.
Saml Stacey paid me 20/- towards his pig.
F Lodge paid for bull and heifer £23/10/0, again 3/-, £23/7/0.
We turned 6 little heifers to grass today, first time for this year.
Busy ploughing Roal Close and dragging 14 acres fallow.
Got 13 dahlias from Womersley today.
I bought 8 ducks of Coward at 1/-, paid 8/0.
Put the two colts Marsh and Eastoft.

Wednesday 6 June
At Beal and Kellington, a fine day.
Mr Fauit and Mr Shearburn dined with us.
Thos Harrison of Leeds paid me for fat cow, £13/0/0, again 2/6, £12/17/6.
I paid Geo Russell for 5 fat sheep at 32/0, £8/0/0, again 1/0, £7/19/0.
Mr Shaw of Muston came to see us today.
We have 3 cart loads tatoes left yet.
We have got all the fallows ploughed 3 times over.
W Dickon of Beal dipping lambs.
Beal Tithe Meeting adjourned till 29 August.

Thursday 7 June
At Haddlesey, a fine day.
Frank Baxter took 8 bullocks away at £8/2/6 each.
Expenses 1/-

Friday 8 June
At Kellington, a fine day.
I paid John Farrer's Assessment Taxes £8/7/1½
I paid Saml Crompton Esq 2/3
For Small 5/3
Winnowed maslin in Burton's barn.
Mrs Hirst and Mr Shaw expenses, 8/8.
To Gateforth, 10d.
Paid J Waterland for 2 ploughs, £2/0/0.
Beef from Russell 28lb.

Saturday 9 June
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
I sold maslin at 23/6 to Mr Jackson, 15 lds.
I sold 3 lds maslin to Mr Dennison of Altofts.
I paid Geo Russell for beef 28lb, 14/-
Mr Shearburn paid me £50 for Wilson of Heyroyd.
Saml Stacey paid his rent, £1/15/0.
John Stones paid me for 17 loads totals at 3/6, 2/- again, £2/17/6.
Mrs Hirst gave Mr Clark, the painter, £10/0/0.
Paid into bank £60.

Sunday 10 June
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mr Hirst and Mr and Mrs and Miss Shearburn took tea with us. William Hirst stopped to supper also.
Mary Pickup been home today.

Monday 11 June
At Kellington, a finish day.
Mr Shaw left us for home.
Mrs Foulds paid me for 2 sacks tatoes, 7/-
We began ridging and manuring for Swedes, the first time this year.
Lead 33 loads manure.
1 Load from Sally Russett.

Tuesday 12 June
At Leeds, a finish day.
Mrs Hirst and self, we bought a set of knives and forks and myself a pair of trousers, expended in all, £29/5/2.
Bought W Hirst a fender, £4/12/0.
Began drilling swedes today, Gothard the driller.
Lead 37 loads manure.
Mr and Mrs Moxon dined with us at Leeds.

Wednesday 13 June
At Kellington, a rainy day.
We lead 18 loads manure this forenoon, did nothing in the afternoon.
Gave Geo Tankard Haddlesey Rate.
In the afternoon Mr Palfreyman and Mr Tankard came, they wanted a copy of particulars.
It does rain very fast indeed tonight.
R Burton very ill, I suppose.

Thursday 14 June
At Kellington and Pontefract, a fine day.
Valuing for Exors of the late T Dunhill Esq.
Got my wage, £2/2/0.
Stamp £1/0/0.
Leading manure into 14 acres for swede turnips, 3 loads this afternoon.
We dined with Mr Moxon Esq, I took tea at the late Thos Dunhill Esq house.
Saml Stacey mown grass platt.
Sold Thos Bamforth 1 sack tatoes, paid 3/6.

Friday 15 June
At Kellington, a showery day.
We have lead 32 loads manure.
1 load Jack Stacey.
1 load Hampshire.
Total load in 14 acres, 133 loads.
Winnowed maslin in Gothard's barn.
Drilled 6 acres swedes I should say.
Paid R Burton for threshing 72 loads wheat, £5/9/0. All straight.
Wrote to Mr Gill, Adwick le Street, Doncaster.

Saturday 16 June
At Pontefract, a fine day.
I sold James Pease 1 load maslin, paid 24/6.
I sold 20 loads to Simpson of Wakefield, 24/6.
I bought new potatoes at 10d per lb, 1/8.
I bought 6lb salmon, lobster 1/0, 10/-
We have got 14 acres of turnip sown.
Got 60lbs white turnip seed of G Stones.
I bought 2 ducks at 2/- each, 4/-
I bought a bull calf of Thos Wood, Knottingley, 30/-
Painters got done today.
Paid Sally Russett for 1 load manure, 8/-
Paid Hannah Hampshire 1 load manure, 8/-
I paid into bank £65/0/0.
Paid Russell for beef, 35lb at 7d, £1/0/5.

Sunday 17 June
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst with me.
In the afternoon we rode to Womersley and Stubbs.
Mrs Hirst got some grapes and a peach in the gardens.
Took tea at Mr Hirst of Stubbs and supper also.
Expenses at Womersley 1/6
At Stubbs 5/6.
Cart horses been in morning into Temple Carr.
Cart horses got into Mr Vandravart's barley.
2 loads barley to set down, 16/-

Monday 18 June
At Kellington, a showery day.
Mr W Dodgson, Mrs Hiensly of Lewisham - Kent, Mr Barker, Mrs Barker, Mr White, Miss Barker, Miss Hodgson all came to dine this afternoon.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Dodgson came to tea also.
We began ridging Upper Common for swedes, 12 loads manure.
We dipped the lambs today.
John Illingworth sent us a hare today.
I went to Pontefract for 4lb tatoes, 6lb salmon, 1 lobster.
Thos Lodge - 20 loads tatoes, 3/3 - £3/5/0.
William Milthorpe 1 load tatoes, 3/6.

Tuesday 19 June
At Kellington, a fine day after a deal of rain in the night.
We all rode to Snaith to lunch with Mr Shearburn Esq.
Dined at home with Mr Moxon and all our company.
I paid Thos Hutchinson Church Assessment £1/5/11
I paid him for S Crompton Esq 2/7
£1.8.6
Got 1 hare and 3 rabbits from John Illingworth today.
Expenses at Snaith 1/-

Wednesday 20 June
At Kellington, a showery day.
Mr and Mrs Barker and family left us for Nottingham.
I paid Mr Atkinson for 2 horses yesterday to Snaith for Mrs Barker's carriage, 15/-
We have lead 19 loads manure today for turnips in Stoney Batter.
John Poskitt's mare thrown him and hurt his head sadly.
Mrs Hirst paid the cook today for 3 days, 8/-
Began ploughing Hemp Dike ready for ridging.

Thursday 21 June
At Kellington, a showery day.
We have drilled Stoney Batter with swedes and 2qts bones per acre.
Busy ridging Hemp Dike for swedes.
I paid R Black for lamb dipping and hog shurling, £1/18/0.
Mrs Hirst been to see John Poskitt, he is a deal better.

Friday 22 June
At Kellington, a showery day.
We finished drilling swedes today in Hemp Dike.
Got 2lb swede seed of John Farrer.
Began manuring Roal Close today, we lead 42 loads - 11 in the forenoon and 31 afternoon.
Sent Mr Carter some barley for his hens today.
Jack Stacey 1 load maslin.
Sent a sack of corn to mill.
I have sown some peas today, the last for this season.
Paid Geo Russell for 22lb beef, 11/6.

Saturday 23 June
At Pontefract after dinner, a fine day.
Hugh Bamford owes me for butter 11/8.
Hugh Bamford owes me for 1 load maslin.
Lead 40 loads manure into Roal Close.
Mrs Hirst with me at Pontefract.
I paid Mr Moxon for 9lb fish 18/0, Lobster 2/0, Sundries 2/6 - 22/6. For R Baker Esq of London.
I paid Thos Wood, Knottingley for a calf, 30/-
Mrs Hirst paid Mr Clark for painting, £37/0/0.

Sunday 24 June
At Kellington, a fine day.
At Church, Mrs Hirst also.
We have a ewe dead today, gargled.
1 girl and 3 boys at church.

Monday 25 June
At Kellington, a fine day.
We drilled Roal Close with white turnips and bones.
Lead 14 loads manure in Roal Close, total 96 loads.
Lead into Hall Garth 6 loads manure.
Hampshire part of a load, 6/-
Katy Stacey ½ , Joe Stacey ½ load each.
Bamforth 1½ loads.
We have measured bones, over 32qts we have.
Began ploughing Hall Garth for turnips.
Gave Mrs Goulton for a dinner for poor people, £1/10/0.
We have a sheep with a few maggots on.

Tuesday 26 June
At Kellington, a fine day.
Busy ploughing Hall Garth for white turnips.
If it be fine in the morning we shall begin drilling it with bones and malt combs.
Got 10qts malt combs from Mr Moxons today.
We have a large pig dead today.
Let Mr Farrer have 2lb white turnip seed.
Got 50lbs beef for the coronation of Geo Russell.
Mr Beard rode round our farm with me today.
Mrs Hirst been to see Misses Herons about my shirts.

Wednesday 27 June
At Kellington, a showery day.
We drilled Hall Garth with white turnips and 32qts bones per acre and 10qts of malt combs in the whole Close.
I paid Thos Hepworth for drilling 36 acres of turnips with bones at 1/6 per acre, £2.14/0.
We have finished turnip sowing for this season.
Got young grey colt up to ride.
Mrs Hirst and Mrs Coulson gone round to ask people to tea and supper tomorrow night.
We have had a dish of new potatoes to dinner out of our own garden.

Thursday 28 June
At Kellington, a fine day.
We gave all the poor people a tea and supper in honour of the Queen's Coronation.
I gave the servants 5/- to drink.
Mrs Hirst paid all the people off for what was bought for the occasion.
We took the lambs off today and put them into Carr End.
We have 57 ewes to feed, we have 84 to tup.
We got a stack in today.
Got some soda water today from Hutt Green.

Friday 29 June
At Kellington, a showery day.
We are busy setting posts and rails in Roal Close.
In the afternoon Mrs Hirst went to Stubbs to tea and then she rode to Fenwick with us to see Haigh.
Brought home 1 duck and 7 youngs.
Winnowed maslin in Gothard's barn, 18 loads.
Mrs Coulson paid me for Mr Gaulton £7/3/0 which Mrs Hirst had paid for Coronation.
10lb butter at 11d.

Saturday 30 June
At Pontefract Market, a showery day.
We began mowing clover this afternoon, 4 mowers in Church Close.
Ed Poskitt rode with me in my gig to market.
I paid Geo Russell for 24lb beef, 11/-
Mrs Hirst bottling berries.
Bought 2qts oats of C Exley, 22/0. £2/4/0.
We got 1 doyen lime from Stubbs, John Ingle.
Saml Stacey paid me for his pig, £1/15/0.
I paid S Smallpage for 5 mares stucting, £7/0/0. Paid his groom 12/6.
I paid Gothard for threshing 18 loads maslin, £1/4/0.
Got done weeding barley today and the old women have not done any at all this year, neither wheat nor barley.

Sunday 1 July
At Kellington Church, a showery day.
I was at church by self.
It does not seem to take up like haytime.
We have had our horses, two of them, in Mr Coward's close last night.
Martha Stacey gone to Askern, I suppose.
Exley gone home today.
We have had potatoes, all the family, Mary and Tom and Geo.
Mrs Hirst says it will kill my cucumber we have on our bed it rains so fast.
The cow time that is up is not like calving I think yet not spring enough.

Monday 2 July
At Kellington, a finish day.
We sent Wm Hirst 1500 drain tiles in three carts, lad must have sent him 3000 but all the tiles were gone.
Haigh Baker been here with 5 widder lambs and got 6 bushels of malt from Mrs Foulds.
Mrs Watmough been here to see us.
Gave Haigh a few new tatoes, sent Mrs Coulson some new tatoes.
Put the lambs into Hall Hill seeds.
Barley shooting very fast.

Tuesday 3 July
At Levels to value, to Balne to value, a fine day.
Mr R Grainger with me.
Got Church Close clover mown, began in Grainger Garth, 4 mowers.
Leading stones on the Weeland Turnpike road with 2 teams at 8/- per team. Lead 8 loads each.
I was valuing for R Exley at the Levels, Middlebrook.
I was valuing for Frank Carr at Balne.
We shall begin horse hoeing swedes in the morning.
Tom Backhouse got Polly bulled at Thos Hutchinson, Roal.
Broke a gap in G Banks garden.
I paid R Burton all off for days work, 15/-

Wednesday 4 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
We have began horse hoeing swede turnips in 14 acres with two hoes.
Andrew Beeston been here and taken away 3 pups.
We have had 2 masons and a boy from Listers to mend up the holes at the other house.
My cold very bad indeed tonight.
Began mowing Common End today at noon.

Thursday 5 July
At Kellington and Knottingley, a fine day.
We took young grey filly to Victor to get stucted.
Got 14 acres turnips horse hoed.
Earthed part of our tatoes.
Mr Hirst and two Miss Waides came to tea this afternoon.
Put the 55 sheep into Carr End.
The mowers ask great prices for Church Close and Grainger Garth, 4/6 a man.
10 acres South Field and Common End 3/- per acre.

Friday 6 July
At Kellington and Grove Hall, a fine day.
To value R Lee Esq tenant right.
I paid Tinker for grapes and peaches, 17/-
Gave his children 1/- each, 5/-
Mrs Hirst gave Mr Lee's gardener 2/6.
I paid Geo Russell for 28lb beef at 6d, 14/-
I paid Geo Russell for a lamb, 20/-
Hassel cow calved tonight a bull calf.
Winnowed in both barns, 13 loads B, 20 loads 1B.
Got potatoes earthed and hoed today.
I took tea with Andrew Beeston today.
Mrs Hirst took tea at Miss Coulsons, Darrington.
Sent John Illingworth a load of wheat, 14.5.
Paid for 1 pane of glass, 3/-
Lead a little manure out of the fold today on the Green.

Saturday 7 July
At Pontefract, a showery day.
I sold white wheat 14st 2lb at 28/- to Mr Jackson of Knottingley
I sold red wheat 14st 5lb @ 27/6 to Mr Jackson.
I paid Mr Hick for a calf of Earl of Mexbrough, 55/-
Frank Carr paid me for valuing 63/-
I paid for my license to value, 10/-
Mr Horncastle and son came to see us.
We have turned some clover.
Got all our clover mown.
Began hoeing swede tunips, 7 men.
Mrs Hirst with me at market.
I paid Gothard for threshing 13 loads wheat, 17/4.
Paid old Tree for 1 load manure, 5/0. To set down 9 July.

Sunday 8 July
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mr Horncastle and Mrs Hirst at church.
H Eadon Esq put his horse and carriage up here.
W Hirst came to dine with us, John Poskitt also.
Mr Lambert called to see Mr Horncastle.
W Hoyle and wife at church today.
We had new peas to dinner, first time this year.

Monday 9 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
We cocked Church Close and I think about 2 acres in Upper Common.
Mrs Hirst been out riding with me today into the closes and down to Roal, and Hutt Green.
Turnips grow very fast I think.
We have a ewe dead.
Mr Horncastle and son left us this morning.
Mrs Hirst gave W Smith, the groom, 2/6 for the mare going so well with her and to keep her saddle neat.

Tuesday 10 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
We have got all our clover cocked.
Mrs Hirst weighs 8st 11½.
We rode to Hutt Green to tea Mrs Hirst and self.
I paid Miss Johnson for 2 doyens soda water, 5/6.
I took the pups off Nell.
Our lads been clubbing for ale from Thos Wood tonight, I am not very well pleased.
I paid John Barnes bill, £4/14/0.
We have 58 ewes in the Stack yard to feed.
Mr Poskitt began leading clover today.
Paid for letter yesterday, 1/2.

Wednesday 11 July
At Kellington, a rainy afternoon.
We began leading clover after dinner but the rain came and stopped us when we had got 4 cart loads.
I wrote to Barber and North of York for 6 silver forks by Holtby.
John Farrer's fillies broke us a gate today.
We put 58 feeding ewes into Upper Common Seeds.
I think we shall have 14 acres of swede turnips hoed tonight.

Thursday 12 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
We have got all the Church Close clover but 3 cart loads.
I sent W Jackson to Kelfield with two young pointer pups, Nell and Fan.
I paid him for taking them, 2/6.
We have a ewe dead.
Began mowing grass, 5 mowers we did.
Mrs Coulson and her son William took supper with us.
Got 15 loads clover home tonight.
Geese pulled today, young ones only.

Friday 13 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
John Barker a load of wheat 14-5.
Saml Stacey a load of wheat, 14-5.
Paid Geo Russell for beef, 18½ lbs at 6½d, 13/3.
Paid him for beef steak and lamb, 5/3.
We have got a clover stack up and began on another.
I fear it looks like rain tonight.
Saturday 14 July
At Kellington, a showery day.
We went to Pontefract after dinner Mrs Hirst and self.
We have got all our clover but 5 acres.
John Poskitt bid me for a sucking foal to take at Micklemas, £21/0/0
We have got our clover stack covered with thatch.
We have got 10 loads clover out of South Field.
Took tea at Mr Robson's Mrs H and self and co.
A very dull windy night.
Mrs Hirst paid Scholey of Pontefract for 1 pane glass, 4/-

Sunday 15 July
At Kellington, a showery day at times in the forenoon but fine in the afternoon and windy.
Wrote Mrs Ironmonger and Miss Topliss dated 16/38.
Mrs Hirst walked out with me to see corn and turnips, she ate a little new wheat.

Monday 16 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
We have got all the clover home and made into two stacks very well, I think.
Got all the grass mown but the Falls.
Began hoeing white turnips old Stacey did in Roal Close.
R Bamforth, High Bamforth, John Waud began hoeing swedes in Upper Common today.
Mr and Mrs Watmough, Mrs Farrer, Mrs Coulson, Miss Witherton took tea with us.
Mrs Poskitt been to Whitley Missionary Meeting.
Mrs Hirst paid for cranberrys, 7d.

Tuesday 17 July
At Leeds and Headingley Moor, a showery day.
Mrs Hirst bought two dresses silk and a bonnet, me - a coat and trousers to be made in Leeds at Hardwick and Nelsons, paid all off.
Got done mowing grass for this year and we are all ready for turnip hoeing.
We have been leading stones on the Weeland Road with two carts at 8/- per cart, 16/-
Ed Poskitt with one cart also.
Cocked a little hay in Hall Garth bottoms.
Our sow at Geo Russell's boar.
8 turnip hoers at work tonight.

Wednesday 18 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
We cocked part of Hall Garth bottoms and Boothman Close today.
We have 5 hoers in Roal Close turnips.
I bought 18 gimber lambs of Geo Russell at 26/0, £23/8/0. Paid him for them same time, 1/6 again.
We have been leading stones on the Weeland, 2 carts.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Richard, John, James Moxons, James Robson the Mayor his wife daughter and son, Mr Thomas Moxon, W Hirst, John Poskitt and wife all dined with us today.

Thursday 19 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
We lead two loads hay out of Hall Garth bottoms, cocked part of West Ings.
Hugh Bamford paid me 8/6 he owes me, 3/2 yet for butter.
Mrs Hirst paid expenses at Pontefract, 9/9.
Mr Becket been here today to alter my notice to vote.
We have got Stones and Batter turnips hoed today.
I think I never saw turnips grow so fast in my life.
Mrs Hirst been to Pontefract to Day and Groom.
Mr Poskitt, Mr Hutchinson, Mr Farrer been leading stones on Weeland Road.

Friday 20 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
Winnowed maslin Gothard's barn, 21 loads.
Hugh Bamforth 1 load maslin.
Winnowed white wheat in Burton's barn, 13 loads.
Fearnside of Leeds came to take glass frame to Leeds to mend.
Paid Geo Russell for beef, 23lb. Paid 12/-
Got West Ings hay up, only Falls to get up.
Mrs Hirst scolded herself tonight.
Mr Teal took a glass of brandy with us.
Paid old Barbara Tree 2/6.

Saturday 21 July
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
We have got all our hay cocked today.
I sold white wheat 14st 8lb at 30/0, maslin 28/6.
I paid the mowers for mowing 15-1-0 clover 3/- per acre.
I paid mowers for mowing 9-1-0 clover 4/6 per acre.
I paid mowers for mowing 23-1-0 grass 3/- per acre.
We have 10 turnip hoers at work.
I bought 2qt oats of Exley at 22/0, 10st 11lb.
Saml Stacey, John Barker and Gothard paid me all off for butter.
Wrote to Rev I Sergeant about R Bradley.
Mr Moorhouse paid me tithe for Sir Saml Crompton Bart, £5/7/6.
Russett wants paying for 2 weeks tonight.

Sunday 22 July
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Wrote to Mrs Ironmonger and R Bradley today.
After tea Mrs Hirst and self went to Birkin to hear Mr Green preach.
Crows began pulling our swedes up.

Monday 23 July
At Kellington and Norton Feast.
A heavy shower fell tonight and stopped hay leading.
I paid R Bamforth and John Waud towards their turnip hoeing.
Mrs Hirst went with me to feast, got home ½ past one o' clock.
I paid girl and boy at Mr Rowleys, 2/-

Tuesday 24 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
We lead 8 loads hay out of West Ings.
We have only 3 loads left in it.
I bought a hedging bill of a man at the door, 2/6.
Mrs Hirst paid Mrs Heron for shirt making, 6 of them at 4/0, £1/4/0.
Geo Stacey a load wheat 14-5 @ £1/8/6.
Drilled a few turnips in Hemp Dike.
I think we shall get all our turnips hoed first time over tomorrow if all's well.
Crows began of our barley sadly.
We have a tup with the foot rot.

Wednesday 25 July
At Kellington and Stubbs Walden, a fine day.
We went to dine at Mr Hirsts to meet Mr and Mrs and William Moxon, Mr and Mrs and Miss and Master Robsons to dine and tea and look his crops over.
Expenses at Stubbs, girls 2/6 each, 6/-
Lead all our hay.
I believe we have lead the Falls the last this afternoon.
Got all our turnips hoed first time over this day.
Finished hay time for this year.
Polly bulled second time.
Gave Russett £3 to take for 15 or 16 geese in the morning to C Newby of Barlow.

Thursday 26 July
At Kellington Tithe Meeting, a showery day.
Got 15 geese from C Newby of Barlow at 3/0, £2/5/0, bar 6d, £2/5/6. Russett fetched them.
The Tithe is adjourned to 26 September at Hutt Green to have Beal on the same day.
I lent Mr Parker of Selby my coat to go home in the rain.
Expenses 2/-
Began hoeing turnips second time over today.
Tom clipped all the lambs tails today.
Pulled the clover stack today.
Mr Teal, Mr Parker, Mr Menzies, Teal Jnr, Mr Poskitt, John Farrer there at the meeting also.
Turnip hoers say they are to have 8/- per acre for turnip hoeing this year.
Showed John Farrer Lord Harewood's letter to R Lee Esq about shooting.

Friday 27 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
Oxley began thatching his stack.
Wrote Mr Fauit about Tithe Meeting.
Paid Geo Russell for beef 26¼ lb, 13/9.
Mrs Hewson and Mrs Allen came here to see what was to be done about money affairs.
Leading stones on Selby road.
15lb butter at 1/3.

Saturday 28 July
At Pontefract Market, a showery day.
I bought of John Ingle 6 tons rape cake at £5/5/0 per ton to take on Monday next.
Rode in my gig today to market.
I bought a neck mutton for Hannah Gothard of Geo Russell, 2/9.
Gave Sally Russett a coat, trousers and 5/- to make them with for Bill.
Busy pulling a hay stack, got one clover stack thatched tonight.
Paid William Hampshire for manure, 6/-
M Poskitt and Geo Morritt lead 9 stones of Selby road.

Sunday 29 July
At Kellington Church, a showery day at times.
Mr Bradley from Wetwang came to see us.
Geo Hall and Thos Oxley gone to their feasts.
Got hassled cow bulled at Mr Rushforths.
Let Geo Hall have in money to go to the feast in, 10/-

Monday 30 July
At Kellington, a showery day.
3 carts leading stones on Weeland Road.
We got 6 tons 72 stones 6lb of rape cake of John Ingle from Stubbs Bridge @ £5/5/0 per ton.
Mr Bradley gone home after dinner.
John Poskitt dined with us.
Got 1500 draining tiles for Wm Hirst ready for tomorrow , if all's well.
Our hay stacks very warm tonight indeed.
Washed the calfs and 5 rams with soft soap.
Brewed today they did.

Tuesday 31 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
Lead W Hirst 3000 tiles to drain with.
Busy hoeing turnips we are second time over.
A deal of black jacks on Roall clover turnips.
Mrs Hirst and self took tea with Mr Beard of Roall.
I lost 2/6 at cribbage with Mr Baker.
Expenses 2/-
Got a deal of current berries today.
Mr Coulson had two carts, John Vandravart one cart leading stones on the Weeland road.
They say that John Backhouse has gone to feast at Knottingley, I think he would have been as well at home.

Wednesday 1 August
At Kellington and Stubbs, a fine day.
We have 3 or 4 boys and men killing black jacks off the turnips in Roal Close.
Mrs Hirst gone to Hutt Green tonight and I went for her home, we took supper there.
I rode to Stubbs to see Geo Stones about fetching some draining tiles.
Sent Tinker some eggs, say 20 and brought back some cabbage plants.
Yellow heifer calved in the Close.
Let Joseph Baker a piece of land on the Common, 1/6 a year.

Thursday 2 August
At Kellington, a showery day.
We have had a new apple pie today, the first this season.
Busy killing black jacks, 3 men.
Got clover stacks both thatched.
Planted winter broccoli and cauliflower today.
Hay stacks very hot indeed.
Turnips grow very fast indeed.
Mrs Earnshaw and daughter and son Harvey called tonight.

Friday 3 August
At Kellington, a fine day.
We cut a hole into the round haystack in the falls that was hot.
Winnowed white wheat in Burton's barn.
Mr and Mrs Baker, Mr and old Mrs Beard, Mrs Earnshaw, Miss and Master Earnshaw took tea and supper with us, only Henry had his supper with us and not his tea.
17lbs butter, 1/1.

Saturday 4 August
At Pontefract Market, a showery day.
I sold white wheat 14 stones at 31/6, 13 loads of it.
Sold some for W Hirst, 31/6.
Sols some form Mr Moxon Esq at 30/3.
Lead the butcher 3 loads hay.
Borrowed Mrs Farrer's 20 ducks to eat black jacks.
Little haystack very hot yet.
To see about 5 sacks at R Burtons.
Paid part of the turnip hoers tonight, £15/0/0.
Paid Russett off tonight for 4 weeks, £2/0/0.
Paid Joe Stacey for manure, 6/0.

Sunday 5 August
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
W Hirst came to tea and supper and we spent a pleasant afternoon.

Monday 6 August
Left Kellington for Manchester, a showery day.
Mrs Allen paid £10 towards her interest, I put it into the bank at Pontefract.
I paid coach fare for inside, 21/- each, £2/2/0.
Coachman 2/0, 3/0, ale 2d.
At the Mosely Arms Inn Mrs Hirst very poorly with the headache.
We shifted Falls haystack.
Sent the groom to Ferrybridge, gave him 2/-
Money in pocket when we left home, £57/4/0½.
I told R Stephenson that Mr Lee would give him14/- per week to start next Monday to look after game.

Tuesday 7 August
Left Manchester for Liverpool, a deal of rain fell this morning so that we could not see much of Manchester.
At the Wellington Hotel, Dale Street we are for the night.
Train came very slow today, we were 1½ hours.
Fare 6/0 each, 12/0, omnibus 2/0, porter 1/0, 15/0.
Paid bill at Mosely Arms, £1/9/2.
Mrs Hirst ate a very large tea, a lobster and some roast beef.
I don't like Manchester at all, dirty hole.

Wednesday 8 August
At Liverpool, a fine day.
We dined with Mr Johnson and then they rode with us to the zoological gardens, Necropolis, St James Cemetery and Observatory, Princes Dock to see the packet ship "Garrick". We went to see a new one in building called the "Liverpool", very large one indeed.
Expenses 13/0, 7/0 for carriage, 4/0 for garden, 2/0 Janet James Observatory.
Mr and Mrs Johnson took tea with us.

Thursday 9 August
At Liverpool, a rainy morning.
Mrs Hirst and self sailed for New Brighton, she was rather sickish and got wet because she could not go down below.
Went to see the town hall, a fine place.
Dined at the Wellington Hotel.
Bought Dick Moxon a gold seal for his services in fetching us a piece of salmon from Leeds, £2/0/0.
I went to see the railway station at Liverpool this morning.
4 o' clock and it rains very fast indeed.
Bought 4 packs cards, 12/-
Expenses to New Brighton, 2/-
Bought "A Stranger's Guide to Liverpool", 1/6.
Mrs Smith came to see us tonight and Mr Smith came for her home.
Rainy night.

Friday 10 August
Left Liverpool for Manchester, a rainy day very indeed, never saw such rainy weather for a long time.
I paid bill at Liverpool, £3/2/0.
Paid train passage, 12/-
Bought self a mackintosh coat, £1/18/0.
Paid coach fare to Pontefract, 2/6/0.
Train 1 hour ten minutes come from Liverpool to Manchester.

Saturday 11 August
Left Manchester for Pontefract, a fine day.
Total expenses £12/11/6. Bought sundries £9/3/0. Total £21/14/6.
Geo Tankard paid me £27/0/0 for making a valuation at Haddlesey, £13/10/0 I paid to Mr Cuttle for his share.
W Hirst sold me 22 loads maslin, 30/6 and 32/-
Oxley got drunk today at market.
Mr C Horncastle come to see us.
I paid labourers wages to 15/- per week.
Got 3 loads wheat in today.
We have a lamb dead today.
Got 6 loads lime this week to mix up in the Hall Garth bottoms.
Got beef from Russell, 30lbs.

Sunday 12 August
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Charles Horncastle and self only at kirk.
Our man Oxley been drunk today again and I collared him to make him go to bed and he said, "Don't strike master" so very good humouredly that he made Mrs Hirst and self laugh at him.
Tom gone to bed without either drinking or supper.
All the boys without supper.
Barley won't be long before it is ripe.

Monday 13 August
At Kellington, a fine day.
Paid R Burton for threshing 58 lds 2B wheat at 1/4 per load, £3/18/4.
Busy thatching haystacks.
Wm Johnson paid me $48/5/0 for C Egremont Esq.
Mrs Hirst been to hut Green, C Horncastle and self went for her home.
R Stephenson began looking after game today for R Lee Esq, at 14 mi duck.

Tuesday 14 August
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mr Horncastle took tea with W Dickon Esq, Beal.
We have had a ewe very full of maggots indeed.
Jack Stacey a load maslin, 14-1.
Thos Bamford aload of maslin, 14-2.
We have taken 2 swarms of bees tonight.
I cut Mrs Hirst a wart off today.
W Smith gave notice to leave his place in two months yesterday, our groom.

Wednesday 15 August
At Kellington, a fine day.
C Horncastle went home this morning.
Mrs Hirst says if I am not a little better temper she will leave me and let someone else take her spot. Nice talk for a lady to her husband I think.
Got a wheat stack in today.
Winnowing wheat in Burton's barn, got 31 loads up and I suppose 10 or 12 more to get up yet.

Thursday 16 August
At Kellington and Snaith, a fine dull day.
We winnowed all up out of the 14 acres and we have 8¾ loads per acre of wheat and maslin in it. It's a better crop than I thought of.
Mrs Hirst and self went to Snaith, she expended 18/2, my expenses 1/6.
Paid for a sack of oats, 13/-
I looked at some lambs belonging to G Russell but did not buy them, don't like them at the price.
Gave W Shearburn Esq orders to have R Sawyer for rent.
Tom been trimming the shearlings.
Weighed 44 loads of white wheat, 14 stone.
Leading manure out of Middle House Fold on the Green.
Mary Pickles been to see her sister who is very ill indeed.

Friday 17 August
At Kellington, a fine day.
Hugh Bamford paid for his butter all off to this week, I paid him for turnip hoeing, £2/13/0.
Busy leading manure out of the House Fold.
Got 23lb beef from geo Russell @ 5d.

Saturday 18 August
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mr R Cuttle sent us a brace of grouse.
I sold wheat and maslin at 30/- to Mr Jackson.
I rode home with W Shearburn in his gig, we went to look at his dogs.
I got beef crop 9¼ of Russell to pay for yet.
Leading manure out of Middle House Fold.
I paid John Ingle for rape cake 6 tons 72 stones at £5/5/0 per ton, £33/17/2.
I want of R Burton for 2 sacks, 1/8.
Mrs Hirst went to Hutt Green and I went for her home, took supper with them.
I paid John Waud and Bamforth for turnip hoeing, £3/7/6.

Sunday 19 August
At Kellington Church, a showery day.
Mr Johnson dined with us and took tea and then Mrs Hirst went a walking with me as far as the Low Common.
R Long called to say he had not bought any ewes on the Wolds.
A moor grouse to dinner.
Got hassled cow bulled a second time at Geo Rishworth.
Geo Hall been home today.

Monday 20 August
At Kellington, a fine black windy day.
Mr and Mrs and Mr B Rowley, W Hirst all came to dine with us, took tea and supper.
I paid W Banks N Louthian's small tithe rent, £10/0/0.
Mrs Hirst paid post woman for bringing a lot of game from R Lee Esq 6/3. A very handsome present I think.
4 brace grouse from R Lee Esq.
Paid Mr Gaulton for book, 7/-
Gave Ben Rowley a brace of grouse.

Tuesday 21 August
At Kellington, a showery forenoon, fine windy afternoon.
Thos Backhouse began shearing in the 10 acres, first for this season.
I rode to Ferrybridge to post a letter to Miss Paris, Wanstead, Essex which came in our grouse box.
Sent W Shearburn Esq 1 brace grouse.
Sent John Poskitt 1 brace grouse.
5 men grinding rape cake.
Brewing and washing we are tonight.
Mrs Hirst very busy, first now.
A very high wind tonight.
Mr Coulson began harvesting in Church Close.
All hands shearing.

Wednesday 22 August
At Kellington and Hessle, a showery day forenoon.
We began harvest in the nineteen acres, 9 different sets.
Mrs Hirst and self went to see Mr Waide and took them a grouse.
Mr Dixon of Hessle had 33 sheep stolen last night, 23 old sheep and 10 lambs.
Expenses 4/6, bars 1/1.
Katy Stacey began shearing in the Flatts.
Our lads ground a little rape cake this forenoon.

Thursday 23 August
At Kellington, a finish day, only a shower at noon.
Got yellow heifer bulled at George Rishworths.
I sold butcher Russell lamb skins for 7/-
We have all hands shearing in the 19 acres.
Brought the horses up because they were out of the pasture.
The shearers ask 12/- per acre for shearing, I bid 11/- per acre.
Mrs Hirst walked with me to look at the shearers.
We have another lamb died so that we have only 199 lambs.
We have only 88 ewes to tup, one died today.

Friday 24 August
At Kellington, a fine forenoon then rain came on at noon.
We have 199 lambs, 80 ewes to tup, 57 shearlings, 58 ewes to feed, 5 tups.
Russett began harvest with us to shear.
Winnowed wheat in Gothard's barn, 22 loads best.
Rain broke the shearers off all this afternoon.
Got 23lb of beef from Geo Russell at 6d.
Jack Russett began mowing barley today, the first in Mill Close.
Paid Geo Russell for beef, £2/1/9.
All straight we are for sheep skins, he paid me £1/12/9.

Saturday 25 August
At Pontefract Market, showery day.
Mrs Hirst at market with me.
I bought a load peas for the men, 16/6.
I paid W Hirst for duty on malt and making, £7/7/6.
I sold wheat today at 29/6, white 14 stone.
I sold wheat today at 29/0, red 14 stones.
Began shearing in the ten acres South Field.
I paid old Smith for a fortnight to come at 3/- per week, 6/-
I let George Halls mother have in money for George's use, 20/-
Tom Lodge paid me for 20 loads tatoes, £3/5/0.
I paid R Wass for 250 posts, £4/14/7.

Sunday 26 August
At Kellington, a fine day.
At church by myself.
After dinner Mrs Hirst walked with me to look at the cows that were near calving.
Took R Grainger to tea with us we did.
I walked out all over my farm after tea.
Mrs Hirst very frisky tonight.

Monday 27 August
At Kellington and Snaith, a fine day.
Sent Mr Yates of Leeds a hamper of pots back he had sent without orders, a mistake.
Got nineteen acres all cut white wheat.
Began mowing barley in Carr Flatt Seed Garth and Church Close today.
I went to Snaith to see W Shearburn Esq, got home by ½ past nine o' clock. About tithe meeting.
Sold Frank Lodge a heifer in calf to calf in a day or two for £15/5/0.
White cow calved a white heifer calf.
They ask me for shearing 10 acres South Field 10/6 per acre, I bid 10/-
Cow house burnt down by shop fire.
Saml Stacey half a load peas, 8/3.

Tuesday 28 August
At Kellington and Beal, a dull day with rain at night.
Busy cutting barley with 7 scythes.
Frank Lodge took his heifer away, paid for her in gold, £15/5/0, turn again 1/0, £15/4/0.
Buried old Mrs Vandravart aged 72 years.
We have 7 scythes cutting barley.
Joe Beaumont, the rat catcher, caught a rat.
John Gothard brought up here 20 young fowls. 5/- for his trouble he got from Mrs Hirst.
Gothard 1 load wheat at 14 stone.

Wednesday 29 August
At York Castle Show, a fine day after a dreadful thunder storm which killed Mr Fox and Mr Dickinson's horses.
Mrs Hirst and self went to the Agricultural Show and paid 20/- each to get in.
Stopped all night at the White Swan, York.
In pocket in notes £60, gold £13, silver 17/0, £73/17/0.

Thursday 30 August
At York Fair, a fine day.
We bought 64 lambs at 24/4½ each.
I am to have 22 of them, WH to have 42 lambs.
Got home by ½ past two o' clock.
Bid R Foulds for his filly foal £8, he wants £10.
Busy cutting barley with 8 scythes, got 29 acres wheat cut.
John Poskitt and Thos Dickon called on their road home from Mr Earnshaw's ram sale, a good sale.
Bought 2lb of powder for W Shearburn Esq, 6/-

Friday 31 August
At Kellington, a fine day.
Paid Geo Russell for beef 20lb, 9/6.
Busy mowing barley with 10 scythes.
Sent groom to Womersley to Listers.
Had 3 pointers out this afternoon.
Paid Gothard and Saml Stacey for threshing 73 loads 1 bushel of maslin and wheat at 1/5 per load, £5/3/9. All straight we are.
14lb butter at 1/2.

Saturday 1 September
At Whitley shooting, a little rain fell this afternoon.
I shot 3 brace birds and 1 hare, W Shearburn shot 2½ brace birds, 1 hare.
He took home 3 brace of birds and 2 hares.
Groom went to fetch the papers from Pontefract.
Miss Shearburn, two Miss Taylors came to dine with Mrs Hirst and self took tea with them.
We have a lamb dead so that we have only 219 left.
Mr Jowett owes for 110 egg sat 8 for 6d.
Mr Shearburn paid me for 2lb powder, 6/-

Sunday 2 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst and self at church.
We took a walk to Low Common and back by Mill Close, Hagg Hill and far Carr Flatt and home to tea did Mrs Hirst and self and she complained of being tired very much indeed.
If it holds fine till Tuesday we shall only have 10 acres of barley to cut and about 10 acres of wheat.
We have not lead any wheat yet and the second of September got here.

Monday 3 September
At Kellington, a soft hazey day with a little rain.
We winnowed R Burton's barn off, 20 loads.
Mrs Hirst paid for cranberries 2 quarts, 7/0 and ordered another quart.
Mrs Hirst walked down to see Mr Beard, after tea I fetched her home.
We have got the Seed Garth mown today.
Put 136 lambs into West Ings.
Joseph Smith of Beal paid 20/- towards his arrears.

Tuesday 4 September
At Thorne Levels, a fine day.
Valuing for R Exley, did not agree, Mr Simpson to finish it.
Mr Exley paid me my charge, £3/3/0.
We are ready for leading wheat in the morning.
I took W Smith with me to Thorne today.
Mrs Hirst took tea at Hutt Green.
Paid Hinsley for pump, 1/9.
We have a lamb to kill tonight.
Old Andrew Beeston brought us a brace of grouse.

Wednesday 5 September
At Kellington, a finish day.
We made the first wheat stack out of the nineteen acres, we got 23 loads home since 11 o' clock.
I rode to see Andrew Beeston today.
Sent Mr Moxon 1 brace of grouse.
I gave the old shepherd of Whitely 10/- towards the loss of his pony.
I paid John Barnes bill, £2/11/0.
We have only 10-2-0 barley standing.
We have had a lamb in a drain today.

Thursday 6 September
At Kellington, a rainy day, thunder.
Mrs and Miss Moxon and Wm Hirst came to dine with us, it was our wedding day, 4 years we have been wed. They took tea and supper.
They went home at ½ past 10 o' clock.
We have put all our corn into the granary, 10 load of white wheat.
31 loads red and 16 loads maslin for sale.
10 loads for our own use.
The boys have been raking Seed Garth barley.
The groom went to Stubbs and back in 1¾ hour, quick work I call it.
Sold lamb today to some labourers.

Friday 7 September
At Kellington, a rainy day.
I went to Hutt Green to look at a tup lamb.
I paid Geo Russell for 19½ lb beef, 9/-
I sold him 2 lamb skins, 5/-
Thos Bamforth 1 load maslin.
I bought R Foulds foal for W Hirst at £9/10/0 or £10 and 10/- again.
I wrote to Mr Loughlin, Sheffield Foundry.
Had 2 masons today.
Got 5 loads manure from Geo Russell.
Tom busy among the sheep.
Butter 13lb at 1/2,
110 eggs to Mr Jowitt 8 for 6d.

Saturday 8 September
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
We have nearly done shearing wheat.
I got a calf from Heck, a heifer, to pay for yet.
I sold wheat at 28/6 to Ackworth School.
Mrs Hirst bought 6 chairs for groom, 34/-
I bought him a pair of trousers, 7/6.
Oxley came home drunk again from market.
W Smith paid for mutton, 3/9.
Bill Russett for mutton, 2/0.
Mrs Hirst and Miss Johnson with me at market.
I bought 1qt oats 24/0, 11 stones weight of C Exley.
Had two masons today at work.

Sunday 9 September
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church.
Mary Pickup gone home to go to the church with her relations of her sister's death.
If it holds fine till morning it will be fit to lead corn, I hope.
Oxley been home all day without leave, he must go in the morning.

Monday 10 September
At Kellington, a fine day after a sharp frost.
I paid Tom Oxley his wage because he could not get home from market, £9/7/6.
H Long and Son's man came to look about stove for kitchen, from Sheffield.
We have got 2 white wheat stacks up and nearly Gothard's barn full of barley.
We have got 19 acres cleaved and nearly all the Flatts.
Lead till ½ past ten o' clock tonight.
Paid for a letter, 1/1.

Tuesday 11 September
At Kellington, a fine day after a frosty night.
We have got 3 wheat stacks up and part of a barley stack and 3 barn ends full.
We have only Carr Flatt and Low Common wheat to lead, 14-2-0 in all I suppose it will be.
Busy brewing they are at our house.
Mr H Teal busy looking over the township for the tithe plan, he stopped at Mrs Foulds.
Lead the 10 acres South Field maslin today and we have one load to spare of topping the stack.

Wednesday 12 September
At Kellington, a fine dull day.
We have got all our wheat home but 3 acres Low Common.
We have got a barley stack and a piece of another up.
Leading out of the Seed Garth.
Got Church Close lead.
We have 4 wheat and maslin stacks.
We have taken out of the granary 22 loads wheat, 20 and 2 loads maslin.

Thursday 13 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
We finished leading wheat off the Low Common, got all the wheat for this year.
We have got 3 barley stacks up in all.
We have about 7 loads in Mill Close of barley and first Carr Flatt to get besides 10 acres which is standing on the Upper Common.
I think our wheat is well got this year and barley also as far as we have gone.
T W Beaumont Esq of Bretton Hall shooting at Kellington, only killed one bird and 2 hares.
I have got old Nell back again.

Friday 14 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Busy leading barley out of Carr Flatt and Mill Close, one load left in Mill Close.
Let W Jackson have in money, 20/-
I paid Geo Russell for beef, 17/-
Sent Saml Stacey to Snaith tonight, letter.
Mrs Hirst gave Andrew Beeston 10/-
Got 12 pigs from James Bedford.
16lbs butter at 1/3.

Saturday 15 September
At Hensall and Heck, a fine day.
Mr Shearburn and self shooting, we killed 4 brace birds, 3 hares. I killed 3 hares, 2 brace birds. I brought home 1 brace birds and 1 hare.
Mrs Hirst at market and groom.
Mrs Hirst paid at market, £1/2/8.
We have been leading rakings and 7 men mowing 10 acres Upper Common barley.
2 acres in Carr Flatt to lead yet.

Sunday 16 September
At Kellington and Stubbs Walden, a fine hot day.
At church Mrs Hirst and self.
After dinner we rode to Stubbs Mrs H and self to tea.
Mrs Hirst took W Hirst a little honey today.

Monday 17 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mr Nottingham came and paid his interest, £2/10/0.
He paid me for 6 beasts, £60 - £1 again, £59/0/0.
Paid Taylor Bob for 1 days work, 1/6.
Got 5 loads beans from W Hirst.
We have a lamb dead today.
Paid Ed Royston's bill, 6d.
Took out of bank £100.

Tuesday 18 September
Left Kellington for Wetwang, a fine day.
Stopped all night with Mr Bradley.
Dined at Pocklington.
Money in pocket in notes £280/0/0
In gold £20/0/0
Silver £2/0/0
£302/0/0
Mr Bradley paid me £12/0/0.

Wednesday 19 September
At Driffield Fair, a fine day.
I bought 40 ewes of (Bothill) of Gaston.
Sold at 38/- each, 15/- again, £76/0/0.
Dined at Driffield, came to Mr Shaws of Muston to stop all night.

Thursday 20 September
Left Muston for Scarbro, a fine day.
At The Bell Inn to dine, stopped all night.
I bought Mrs Hirst a pair of jet ear drops.

Friday 21 September
At Scarbro, a fine day very indeed.
Very busy walking about the sands.
16lb butter at 1/3, 80 eggs at 8 for 6d.

Saturday 22 September
At Scarbro, a fine day.
After dinner we went to Muston Cottage.
I bought Mrs Hirst a pair of coronation ear drops, a broach a topaz broach, a diamond ring, £5/15/0, £3/15/0, £9/10/0.
Bought 3 carnation roots, 3/-
Bought gloves.
Got all harvest home for this year I believe they did.

Sunday 23 September
At Muston Cottage, a little rain fell this afternoon.
We have a lamb dead.

Monday 24 September
Left Muston for Weighton, a rainy day.
At Driffield Red Lion Inn, there is on the window a man's head with a pair of horns on. See if you may obtain the same favour by applying to a Methodist priest.

Tuesday 25 September
At Weighton Fair, a dull day.
I bought 20 ewes of a man from Kilham 40/6 each, £40/10/0.
Expenses to Scarbro and back, £16/4/3 including drops, broach and ring.
Lead 32 loads manure into ten acres South Field.
Got home to tea tonight, a dull night.

Wednesday 26 September
At Hood Green, a fine day.
Tithe Meeting for Kellington and Beal is to be the same day if agreeable to W Shearburn Esq and others.
I lent Sir Saml Crompton my wife's pony to go to brick yard, Beal.
Lead 31 loads manure into South Field.
I was at the Tithe Meeting today.
Dined and took tea at Green.
I paid R Stephenson for R Lee Esq.14/6.

Thursday 27 September
At Howden Show, a rainy day.
I took W Johnson in my gig with Mr (Hesson).
John Carter paid me £50 for brick yard.
Mr Auty paid me interest, £13/10/0 due last January 13 1838.
Ewes got home from Weighton today only.
Expenses £1/2/0.
Mrs Hirst at Hutt Green tonight.

Friday 28 September
At Kellington, a fair day.
I went a shooting with Andrew Beeston. I shot 6 brace of birds, 3 hares, 1 rabbit and they say I shot a boy on a vessel.
Mrs Hirst went to Stubbs Walden to see W Hirst and Moxon and Miss Moxons.
R Black salving sheep today for us.
Got 100 loads manure into 10 acres South Field.
Let Saml Stacey have 5/-

Saturday 29 September
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
I sold 15 loads maslin to Hick, 26/6.
Sold wheat 7 loads, 28/6.
Mrs Hirst bought in candles, 6/9 per dozen.
Took tea at Mr Moxons.
Got 182 loads manure into nineteen acres.
Cleaned the ash house out today.
Wrote to Mr Horncastle with £17 in the letter.
Put into bank £100.

Sunday 30 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Not at church, I took two pills instead of church.
Sent for a dog from Andrew Beeston.
Mrs Hirst took a walk round about the farm.
W Russett gone to Manton to fetch a bull, gave him to pay his way, £2/0/0.
Mrs Hirst was nearly overdone with heat it was so hot.

Monday 1 October
At Kelfield, a fine day.
W Shearburn and self went a shooting. I shot 7 brace of birds, 1 brace of pheasants. He shot 4 brace of birds, 1 brace pheasants, 1 hare. Total 11 brace birds, 2 brace pheasants, 1 hare.
Stopped all night at Cawood.
Got just 200 loads manure into nineteen acres for turnips next year.

Tuesday 2 October
At Kelfield, a fine day.
Shooting, he only shot 5 brace of birds, 3 pheasants, 1 hare.
I shot 2 pheasants, 1 hare, 4 brace of birds.
I brought home 7 brace of birds, 1 brace of pheasants.
W Shearburn Esq 2 hares, 5 pheasants, 7½ brace of birds.
W Russett got home with the bull from Manton.
Busy brewing tonight.

Wednesday 3 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Began ploughing for wheat in the Carr End, 3 ploughs and persons.
Expenses for the bull, 11/-
Expenses to Cawood, 2/6.
I paid part of my harvest wages off tonight.
Sent Mrs Johnson 1 brace of birds.
R Black busy salving lambs, does 40 a day.
Gave Miss Johnson 20/-for Heck Chapel opening.
Mr Russell a fat sheep, I sold him for 20/-

Thursday 4 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
We put the tup to the ewes and two was tuped tonight.
140 ewes to tup inall.
Mr Coulson got a cow bulled by new bull.
I shall pay all my harvest wages off tonight I hope.
Sent Mrs Ironmonger 3 brace of birds and 1 pheasant and a letter.
I paid R Burton all off yesterday for threshing 64 loads 2B at 1/5 per load.

Friday 5 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
I paid Geo Russell for 5 loads manure, £2/0/0.
Paid Geo Russell for beef, £1/2/0.
He paid me for a fat sheep and another skin at 3/-, £1/3/0.
Began ploughing 10 acres South Field.
Harrowed Carr End.
R Burton began threshing new wheat.
Got all thatched up.
Went to Roal to see about 2 loads rye, John Vandravarts.
15lb butter 1/2, 280 eggs at 16 for 1/-

Saturday 6 October
At Pontefract, a fine day.
I paid James Bedford for 12 pigs, £10/10/0.
I went to look at a foal at Mr Greaves of Market House, he asks £15, I bid £13/13/0.
Busy ploughing 10 acres South Field.
I bought 6lb of arsenic, 4/-
I gave F Waide a brace of birds.
I gave the Mayor of Pontefract 1 brace.
Tobias Birdsall paid me for 1 years rent for Willow Garth, £4/4/0.
Got a tup lamb from H Johnson today.

Sunday 7 October
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
I sent groom to Snaith with a note to W Shearburn Esq about shooting.
Took a walk about the farm Mrs H and self.
We have 6 ewes tuped in all I see tonight.
I gave Tom a good blowing up about running sheep with the dog.

Monday 8 October
At Smeaton, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst with me, we dined and took tea at Benj Rowleys, him and me went a shooting.
I shot 5 brace birds and 3 hares, brought home 2 hares, 4 brace birds.
Expenses 4/-
Got all the lambs salved R Black did.
Gave the cows a few turnips.

Tuesday 9 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Got 10 acres South ploughed and began in Church Close.
Grey filly rather frisky.
Took the foal off today and haltered him.
I paid W Johnson for a tup lamb, 41/-
I paid Bessy for carriage of game to London, 4/-
Paid Edmund Royston for a pair of boots making, 5/-
Paid John Coulsons Constable Assessment, £3/11/0.
Paid Sir Smal Cromptons Constable Assessment, £3/11/0.
Paid for chimney sweeping, 3/-
We have 477 sheep, a good flock I say.
140 ewes for tup
218 lambs
114 fat sheep
5 tups

Wednesday 10 October
At (Swinefleet), a fine day.
I went to look at a farm with Geo Stones for Geo (Youl) belonging to Mr (Tasbuy) Esq.
John Barker been for 5 sacks lime, pauid for 4/4.
Put 40 fat sheep on to Roal Close turnips, first this season.
We have 13 ewes tuped.
Paid M Goultons bill, 9/-
Gave him to go to Missionary Meeting, 5/-
Busy ploughing Church Close for wheat.
I am just 35 years old tonight.

Thursday 11 October
At Kellington, a fine windy day.
I went a shooting with old Beeston, I killed 2 hares, 1 rabbit, 1 partridge, he shot 1 rabbit, 1 pheasant, they dined with us.
We have 16 ewes tuped tonight only.
Put 120 lambs onto turnips today.
We began ploughing Grainger Garth today at noon.
Got Church Close finished.
A very high wind very indeed.
R Burton bid me for 1 pig 66/- today.
John Baker been taking up the drains in the fold yard.

Friday 12 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
I went to shoot and shot 3 hares, 7 birds.
Took tea at Beal, John Poskitt.
Sown rape dust on the Low Common, 8 sacks.
White cow bulled by own bull.
18 ewes tuped we have in all.
Began ploughing Common End for wheat.
13lb butter at 1/2.

Saturday 13 October
At Pontefract Market, a fine day after a sharp frost last night.
We sent Russett to Pontefract with cart and 6 loads wheat, 14 stones sold at 31/- per load.
I paid Andrew Beeston for my gun, £18.
We sent 9 fowls, 8 ducks to market.
I bought 9 loads beans18/6 of John Boulton, 16st 12lb.
I bought 2 qts oats, 11st 4lb of R Wilson, 24/-
I rode to market with the lawyer of Snaith.
W Hirst and Geo Stones to have what wheat I have to spare.
R Burton bought a pig of me, £3/10/0.
Spread 4 qts rape dust on Low Common.
21 ewes tuped.

Sunday 14 October
At Stubbs Walden, a showery day.
We went to meet Mr Horncastle at my brothers but he did not come so we took dinner with Thomas Hirst and my brother William, took tea also then set off home by 6 o' clock.
A very windy night it is.
We have 24 ewes tupped.
Mary Pickup's father been to see her and she looks very down since he left her.
Mrs Hirst very gay today with her topaz broach on.
I hope it will be a fine morning for us to shoot at my Lord Hawke's pheasants, hares and birds.

Monday 15 October
At Stubbs Walden, a showery day.
I went to meet Mr Shearburn Esq to shoot.
I shot 8 pheasants, 13 partridges, 7 hares, 2 rabbits.
Mr Shearburn shot 3 peasants, 3 partridges, 1 hare, 2 rabbits.
I brought home 4 pheasants, 3 hares, 1 rabbit, 6 partridges.
We stopped all night with Wm Hirst - Mrs Hirst, Mr Shearburn and self.
Andrew Beeston hunted 3 pointers for us.
We have 30 ewes tuped.

Tuesday 16 October
Left Stubbs Walden, a finish day with a few showers.
Got home by 9 o' clock.
We have 32 ewes tuped.
Busy taking up tatoes.
Expenses at Stubbs, 8/-
Busy ploughing Hagg Hill.
R Grainger took tea with us.
Old (Punch) been in the garden last night.

Wednesday 17 October
At Kellington, a stormy day.
I went a shooting with Andrew Beeston.
I shot 3½ brace of birds, 3 hares, he shot 1 bird and 2 hares with me.
I sent Mr Farrer a hare, Mr Poskitt and Mr Vandravart 1 brace birds each.
There is a very large flood in the river today.
Mr Lambert been here to look at our bull.
Thos Bamforth paid me for 1 load maslin, 26/6.
Thos Backhouse brought the ewes out of the Ings today to be out of the water way.
We have 33 ewes tuped.

Thursday 18 October
At Kellington, a stormy day.
We have 36 ewes tuped and marked on the far side with a red paint dot.
I sold Mr Longwood Jnr one ewe that was not well for 30/0, one shearling 30/0, two bad lambs 24/0. Total sum in all £4/4/0.
Busy ploughing Hagg Hill.
Sent R Barker Esq London a box of game, 1 hare, 1 brace of pheasants, 1 brace of birds, same quantity to James Topliss Esq London and a letter to Miss M Topliss.
Busy taking up potatoes.
Winnowed Golden Drop wheat that grew on the Little Low Common, 2-3-37. 30 loads, a good crop I call it.
10 loads per acre, it has taken 2 men 10 days and 8½ days, 18½ total.
38 ewes tupped.

Friday 19 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
We finished getting potatoes.
We have 45 ewes tuped.
I went to Selby to look out for a stove for kitchen.
Paid for beef 19lb, 9/6

Saturday 20 October
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
We began sowing wheat, the first for this year.
Got Grainger Garth and 10 acres South Field drilled 12-2-0.
We have 53 ewes tuped in all.
Old Nance sold 2 geese at 6/6 each, 13/-
I bought myself a pair of breeches, 17/6.
Paid into Leatham Bank Pontefract £17/7/10 for Wakefield and Weeland Road.
Took tea at Mr Moxons.
I ordered a board for Tom Hepworth's drill.
Paid into bank £25.

Sunday 21 October
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church with me.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Shearburn, Miss (Borrowdale) came and took tea with us today.
We were going to take tea at Hutt Green if they had not comed.
We have a lamb to kill today, 215 left.
We have 65 ewes tuped.

Monday 22 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Busy drilling wheat in Carr End and Church Close. Church Close has about 2-1-0 to drill.
Sent Russett to Stubbs with 11 loads wheat, Golden Drop, brought back 13 loads white wheat.
I went to Thos Brears and bought 9 loads white wheat at 25/-
We have 79 ewes tuped.
Got hassled heifer bulled by own bull.
Andrew Beeston took a glass with me.

Tuesday 23 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mr Thompson of Airmyn came to look at our foal. He bid £25 for him, I wanted £31/10/0.
Mr and Master Wm Moxon took tea and supper with us, John Poskitt and Wm Hirst also.
I went out to shoot, shot 3 birds.
Mary Pickup been to the doctor with her back.
We have 82 ewes tuped.
Busy drilling Hag Hill.
Got 9 loads white wheat from F Brears.
One ewe in tuping over again.
Winnowed 3qts barley rakings today.

Wednesday 24 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
We have finished sowing wheat, 47 acres.
We shall sow the tatoe field with rye if all's well on Saturday.
We have drilled all our corn this year.
I went out a shooting with Beeston, I only shot 2 wood pigeons.
W Hirst boy came to here to be ready for tiles in the morning.
Andrew Beeston brought me some gun caps, 10/-
Grey mare cast a colt foal, a bad job.
We have 93 ewes tuped.

Thursday 25 October
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mr Thos Dickon and self went to defend Sir Saml Crompton Bart's vote, we won, he stands on the list of voters.
We have 105 ewes tuped, only 35 to tup.
Busy ploughing the tatoe land for rye.
Sent W Russett for stores to Selby, not got back. 7 o' clock and I think him late very indeed.
I wrote to Mr Fauit to say that Sir Saml Crompton's vote was good.
Killed 7 geese today, very fine ones.
We are to have 2 fat pigs of Mr Moxon, 6/3 per stone.
4 ewes in tuping over again.
We have a lamb dead today, 214 left.

Friday 26 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
I shot 1 hare, 3 birds with Beeston.
Sent John Illingworth and Mathew Tinker a goose each, gave Andrew Beeston one goose.
We have a deal of ewes in tuping over again.
Saml Stacey 1 sack barley, R Burton 1 sack barley.
Gothard 1 load white wheat.
Busy ploughing tatoe land ready for rye.
We have 121 ewes tuped.
Got 48lb beef from Geo Russell.

Saturday 27 October
At Pontefract Market, a rainy afternoon.
I sold Mr Dawson 6 loads wheat, 32/-
I paid for 1 sack linseed to Robinson of Gowdall, 30/-
R Hinsley paid his interest money, 20/-
We finished sowing for this season in the Hemp Dike with rye and 1 qt rape dust.
Got 2 loads rye from John Farrer, £1/8/0.
I bought 2qts oats, 10st 11lb, from Exley.
We have a ewe to kill.
We have only 11 ewes to tup.
Sold 3 geese for 18/9.
Let Gothard have 20/- towards his work.

Sunday 28 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Not at church because I have a bad cold.
We have only 10 ewes to tup first time over.
We have 18 ewes tuped over again.
Got spotted heifer bulled by our bull.
Sow casting her pigs.
Sold a ewe nearly this morning to the labourers.
Katy Stacey, mutton breast, 6lbs @ 5d, 2/6.
Sally Russett, neck, 5½ lbs @ 5d, 2/3½.
John Barker, leg, 9½ lbs @ % 5½ lbs 4/4.
Sam Stacey, neck, 6lbs @ 5d, 2/6.
Gothard, breast, 5lbs @ 5d, 2/1.
John Stacey, shoulder, 8lbs @ %d, 3/4.
Joe Stacey, shoulder, 8lbs @ %d, 3/4.
Jack Stacey, loin, 8lbs @ 5d, 3/4.
Jack Dean, Loin, 9lbs @ 5d, 3/9
R Stephenson, leg, 9½ lbs @ 5½d, 4/4.
Total, £1/11/9

Monday 29 October
At Kellington, a very stormy night the last was, a deal of rain, a fine day after.
We have 21 ewes tuped once again we have.
Only 6 to tup first time over.
Paid Miss Johnson for carriage of game to London, 8/-
We have a lamb dead today, 213 left.
Wrote to H Longden and Son, Sheffield.
A large flood in the river.
Let Mr Vandravart have 3 stukes of wheat.

Tuesday 30 October
At Fenwick and Kellington, a fine day.
I bid Geo Russell for two bullocks, £16 each.
I took supper at Hutt Green.
Got bat stack thatched.
Got a load linseed from Hutt Green.
Paid Geo Coward for 2 sacks barley grinding, 2/8.
Mrs Hirst has asked both her girls to stop again and they won't.
Only 5 ewes to tup first time over.
23 ewes tuped over again.
Joe Stacey load wheat, 14st 8lb, 33/-
H Longden and Son's man came to set range.

Wednesday 31 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
H Longden and Son's man came to set the range in the back kitchen.
I paid R Stephenson's lad a day's wage, 6d.
Paid for coals at Beal, 6/9.
Sent for C Lister and Rob Hinsley to come to meet the man about the range.
I shot 2 hares, 1 partridge today.
Sown on the far Low Common 9 sacks of rape dust.
Only 4 ewes to tup first time over.
We have 24 ewes tuped over again.

Thursday 1 November
At Pontefract Statutes, a fine day.
I paid Mr Moxon for 5 dozen port, 40/0, £10/0/0.
Paid Thos Brears for 9 loads wheat, £11/5/0.
I paid at Statutes 2/6, 1/3 - 3/9.
I dined with Mr Moxon, took Mr Coulton in my gig to Pontefract and back.
Sent to Snaith for some lead piping.
Busy putting up the new fireside is one of C Lister's masons.
25 ewes tuped over again.
James Bedford got two pigs yesterday, large ones to feed at £3/10/0 each.

Friday 2 November
At Kellington and Whitley, a rainy day at times.
I went to Whitley to shoot Thos Wood a hare, I shot 2 hares, 3 birds.
I paid Geo Russell for beef, 8/6.
Sundries 2/-
Mr Beard and Mr Pinder took tea with us.
Sent to C Lister for some flags.
John Barker a load wheat, 14st 4½ lbs.
Busy putting up steam boilers and grates.
Burton winnowed 10 loads maslin.
We have 3 ewes to tup.
12lb butter 1/2, Goose 6/3.

Saturday 3 November
At Pontefract Market, a dull day with a wet night.
I sold maslin at 29/- to Walshaw, 14 stone.
I bought a pair of spurs, 8/-
Got the kitchen range set today.
We have a ewe to kill today, 139 left.
Bought 120qt of bones at 18/0 per qt to take now and betwixt Christmas of Croysdale for W Hirst and self.
Mrs Hirst gave the man his wage for good behaviour, 5/-

Sunday 4 November
At Kellington Church, a dull day.
Nobody at church with me from our house.
We have a ewe in tuping over again.
Ed Royston, mutton, 9½ lbs at 5d.
Sam Stacey, mutton, 6lbs at 5d.
John Barker, mutton, 12lbs at 5½ d.
Joe Stacey, mutton, 5lbs at 5d.
Jack Stacey, mutton, 5lbs at 5d.
John Stacey, mutton, 9lbs at 5d.
Hampshire, mutton, 7½ lbs at 5d.
Joseph Satcey, mutton,
Sally Russett, mutton, 6lbs at 5d.
Gothard, mutton, 12lbs at 5d.
Stephenson, mutton, 6lbs at 5d.

Monday 5 November
At Kellington, a finish day.
We spread 8 sacks of rape dust on Low Common.
I shot a woodcock, 1 hare, 6 partridges.
Busy putting the casings up in the kitchen.
Thos Bamford got 50 bolts at 3d, 12/6.
Thos Hutchinson paid me £12 I lent him in summer.
We have 3 ewes to tup yet.

Tuesday 6 November
At Kellington, a fine day after a frosty night.
We have been leading stones on the Doncaster and Selby road.
I hired Martha Stacey - £9/0/0 and Mary Pickup - £9/9/0.
Got 2 sacks sawdust from Knottingley, 6d.
Saml Stacey a load maslin, 14st 6½ lb.
Paid Russett for 9 weeks harvest, £6/10/0. 4 weeks at 20/0, 5 weeks at 10/0.
I shot a partridge.
Groom been to Pontefract with my boots and breeches.
Lambs look very well today.

Wednesday 7 November
At Kellington, a showery day.
Mrs Hirst paid R Hinsley for the pump altering and pipes. £4/19/0.
Got two loads of waifs from the river for garden.
Got a cart loaded with Turnip shells.
We have two ewes tuped again, the old (bamfordshire) is one of them.

Thursday 8 November
At Snaith Stutes, a fine day.
I hired a lad at Snaith, Richard Brumby, for the sum of £10/10/0.
Winnowed maslin in Burton's barn, 13 loads.
I dined at lawyer Shearburns today.
Took a cart load of turnip shells into the West Ings.
We had two ewes tuped over again.
Old Hatfield, the gardener, comed to work today.
Killed 5 geese small.
Mr Pinder brought us some rose roots.
Paid expenses 6d, 3½d.
Paid John Stacey for drains dressing, £2/4/10.
Paid John Stacey for Sir Saml Crompton Bart, 1/2.

Friday 9 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
Winnowed barley in Gothard's barn, 13qts, best 12-1-0, weight 16st 2lb.
I shot a brace of birds, 1 rabbit.
Mrs Hirst took tea at Mrs Beard's.
I paid Geo Russell for beef 24lb, 11/-
He paid me for 2 skins and tallow, 10/-
Sent 16 stone maslin for bread.
Sent 16 stone 4lb for fine flour.
2 ewes tuping over again.
7lb butter 1/2, 60 eggs - 13 for 1/-

Saturday 10 November
At Pontefract Market, a rainy morning.
Mrs Hirst with me.
5 ewes in tuping.
I sold 12 loads maslin to Walshaw, 29/-
I sold 12½ qts barley to James Robson Esq, 16 stone at 39/- for a qt.
Took tea at Mr Moxon's.
I paid John Barnes bill, he is to settle it over Monday.
Got ½ dozen coals from Beal, Wright, 6/9.
Paid Gothard for threshing 13qts barley at 2/6 per qt.
Paid the old gardener's wage, 3 days - 6/0.
Bought a new hat, £1/2/0.

Sunday 11 November
At Kellington Church, a fine frosty day.
Mrs Hirst at church.
After tea we walked to Hutt Green, took supper.
We have 2 ewes in tuping over again.

Monday 12 November
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
We have a ewe in tuping over again.
Sent Mr Robson 12½ qt barley, 16st 2lb.
I bid Ab Baxter for 4 steers, £14/12/6 each. He wanted £15 each.
Busy gardening we are.
I paid Thos Dickon for John Haigh thatching for Sir Saml Crompton Bart, 12/-
I shot 2 hares today with Beeston.

Tuesday 13 November
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
I shot a pheasant, 2 rabbits, 3 birds.
Busy leading waifs for garden.
We have the saddlers, two of them from (Daniel) Elliot, Pontefract.
Taylor Coward paid me 8/- towards his arrears.
Winnowed all the old maslin up, 12 loads 1 bushel in Burton's barn.
Roal Close had in per acre 10 loads 1 bushel, all but 1 bushel in the whole Close, a good crop I think.

Wednesday 14 November
At Kellington, a sharp frost air.
Busy gardening.
We have 2 ewes in tuping over again.
Mrs Hirst's gimber one of them.
John Gothard 1 load maslin, 14 stone.
Made Mark Poskitt a brick bill, £12/5/9.
Mrs Boulton paid her bill. £13/12/0.
John Bower Jnr died today.
Saddlers got done today.
W Banks got the table put up in the kitchen.

Thursday 15 November
At Kellington, a hazey day but not so very wet.
We planted a tulip bed today.
I shot two hares today ready for the feast at Kellington.
Busy gardening, sent the groom to Pontefract with malt mill wheel, my trousers, Mrs Hirst's dress.
I ordered a brewing of malt, 3 bushels of Misses Foulds.
Went to see about some balm at Mrs Foulds and spent 3d.

Friday 16 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
I went a shooting with R Lee Esq and Andrew Beeston. I shot 3 birds, 1 hare.
Andrew took dinner with us.
Sent John Illingworth a load wheat, 14st.
Got 8lb beef from Russell, 20lb paid 9/6.
Mr Lee gave me £10 for Stephenson.
Got all the garden done nearly.
Jack Stacey a load maslin, 14 stone.
George Russell a load wheat, 14 stone.
7lb butter, 3 geese 14/6.

Saturday 17 November
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
I sold maslin to Hick at 28/-
Mrs Hirst with me at market.
I paid Parkinson for 5 doz wine, £10/10/0.
5 doz bottles @ 3/- 15/0
£11/5/0
Took the tup away from the ewes.
We had a ewe tuped this day.
Bought forget-me-not for my wife.
Paid old Hatfield for gardening, 13/6.
W Hirst bought 2 horse sheets for 8/6, I have one.
To go for bones on Tuesday, 21qts.
Sow and gilt went to Whitley to the boar.

Sunday 18 November
At Kellington Church, a fine cold day.
Mrs Hirst at church with me.
The sheep look well on turnips I think.
William Hirst ewe tuped today.
We have 12 ewes marked with a dot on far side to lamb first in ten days.
60 ewes marked on the far shoulder to lamb next.
66 ewes marked on near side to lamb last.

Monday 19 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
Paid for 1 doz coals to Wright, 13/6.
Paid for freight of timber for Sir Saml Crompton, 10/-
Mr and Mrs Dodgson took dinner and tea with us.
Mr Crawshaw took tea with us.
Got 3½ loads manure from Joseph Wright.
Got 1 load from W Banks.
Got 1 load from Gothard.
Spread 6 sacks of rape dust on First Common.
Thos Jaques busy putting rails up against walnut trees.

Tuesday 20 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
I went a shooting, I shot 5 hares, 1 rabbit, 5 birds, 1 pheasant. Andrew, 1 bird only.
Mrs Hirst and groom gone to Howden.
We have been to Pontefract for bones with 3 carts, 7qts each - 21qts bones.
I gave Dick Stephenson his dinner.
Andrew took a hare, 6 birds, 1 pheasant.
Saml Stacey been planting berry trees, his own.
I wish Mrs Hirst would come for I want my tea.

Wednesday 21 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
I shot a brace of birds for Andrew.
I sold John Stephenson 10 acres white turnips in the Hall Garth at £6/6/0 for J Egremont Esq to be ate by last week in March.
Mrs Hirst paid 2/6 to Mrs Poskitt for Beal Clothing Society.
Expenses for fish, 2/6.
I went to Gateforth and Haddlesey to look at 2 foals but did not buy. Bid £12 for one of them.
Paid Joseph Wright Roal Close drain dressing.

Thursday 22 November
At Womersley, a rainyish day.
I went to shoot with John Illingworth, I shot 5 pheasants, 5 rabbits, 1 hare, 1 snipe. Andrew with us. We got wet all of us.
Beef from Geo Russell 13½ lb, crop 6d.
I wish Geo Russell would come for his money for beef.
Gothard in money, 20/-

Friday 23 Novemnber
At Stubbs Walden, a fine day.
I went to help W Hirst set out his Close for draining.
Winnowed barley in Gothard's barn, 15qt. 14½ best, weight 16st 2lb.
Yellow heifer bulled by own bull.
Andrew took Nell away to a dog tonight.

Saturday 24 November
At Pontefract,a fine day.
I paid all the servants their wages, £39/10/0.
I sold barley to Mr Robson at 39/6.
I paid Thos Hepworth for drilling 50 acres, 48/-
Sent Mr Jennings valuation today, £18.
I owe the butcher for 13½ lb beef.
I paid for a calf for Barker of Fenwick, £1/9/6.

Sunday 25 November
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Johnson came to dine tea and supper with us.
Sheep looks very well I think today.
Mrs Hirst has had a sad pain on her back.
Mary Pickup been to tea with Martha.

Monday 26 November
At Kellington, a fine cold day.
Mr and Mrs and Master and Miss Rowley, Mr and Mrs Benj Rowley took dinner. W Hirst, John Poskitt and Mr and Miss Moxon all dined tea and Mark Poskitt suppered with us.
Wm Hirst stopped all night.
A very cold night for the ladies to go home.

Tuesday 27 November
At Kellington, a cold day.
Got 2 wagons of coals from Beal, paid Joseph Miller for coals, £8/8/0.
Paid Joseph Beaumont for rats, £1/1/0.
Miss Johnson weighs 8st 2lb.
Mrs Hirst weighs 9st 1½ lb.
13st 11lb my weight.
Paid W Hirst for counterpane, 4/3.
Miss Robson came to breakfast with us.
Mr Robson took tea with us.
Miss Johnson to tea, W Johnson to supper.
W Hirst went home.
We have a fat sheep likely to die.
W Hirst and self went to the brickyard, Beal Field.

Wednesday 28 November
At Kellington, a rainy day.
Mary Pickup gone home today to stop till Monday.

Thursday 29 November
At Kellington, a fine windy day.
We sent Mr Robson 14½ qts barley, 16 stone.
We brought home 14qts bones from Croysdale.
I shot 3 birds, 1 hare, 1 rabbit.
Jonathon Lidster came to his place today.
Gave R Grainger a hare.
Old Barbara Tree nearly dead.
We have killed a fat sheep, 39 hedders left only.
Henry Earnshaw Esq was married to Sophia Amelia Bradley at Stokesly.

Friday 30 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
I paid Dr Thwaites for 2 pecks apples, 8/0. A great price I think.
Winnowed barley in Burton's barn 15qts 1-1.
John Dawson Beal got a sheep 45lb, £1/2/6.
I think Roal Close will scarcely last our sheep next month, I wish it may.

Saturday 1 December
At Pontefract Market, a fine day, wet at night.
I bought a colt foal of John Naylor, £12/12/0 or £13 and 8/- again.
Mr Robson paid me £10 too much when he paid me £58/5/0 for barley.
Mr Deanby taken oxalic acid for salt, I hope he will get better.
Sent Mr Robson 15qt barley
Got 14qt bones today from Croysdale.

Sunday 2 December
At Kellington, not at church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst took a walk with me to look at the sheep and the wheat.
Buried old Barbara Tree today, 79 years old.
George Russell took tea and supper and two glasses of gin and water.
Our wheat got nicely up before winter puts in.
George Russell says he had heard about Haigh's wife been so very ungrateful to her husband a week ago, I hope there is no truth.

Monday 3 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
We got the first barley stack in today.
Got a grey colt foal from John Naylor of Haddlesey, paid for him £12/12/0.
Mary Pickup came back to her place.
I paid Small £1/1/3 for duty on bricks.
Got a load of white turnips out of 14 acres, first we have taken out of it.
Thos Backhouse gone to live with Mr Farrer of Whitley @ 8/- per week and meals.
Paid Mr Vandravart Assessment Taxes, £12/1/7½
Sir Saml Crompton Bart, 2/3½

Tuesday 4 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
We got 2 fat pigs from Mr Moxons, 52 stones. One weighed 27st 8lb, the other 24st 6lb at 6/3 per stone.
I sent groom to Pontefract for 2 books.
Busy putting wires in Roal Close rails.
J Egremont Esq sheep came to turnips, 176 of them.
Sent a letter to H Longden and Son, Sheffield.
Turned the foals out today to go in and out as they like.
I ordered a turnip cutter for J Egremont Esq.
Yellow cow with broken horn bulled by own bull.

Wednesday 5 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
We got 21qt bones from Croysdale which makes up in all 70qts.
Got the two pigs salted today.
Our foals are quiet I think in the pasture.
W Coulson says the foal that I have bought is a good one.
Butcher bought 3 beast of Lord Hawke, £12 each.
I want of Ed Royston for mutton, 3/11.
He wants of me for shoes and boots mending, 3/-

Thursday 6 December
At Kellington and Heck, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst and Eliz Johnson went to Heck to see Mrs Simpson-Borque to tea and I went for them home, got my supper with them.
Miss Johnson said she was out of bed before 6 o' clock and I said I would set it down in my book.
A rainy night.
Sam Stacey a sack of barley, 16 stone.
John Barker a sack also, 16 stone.
John Gothard a sack also, 16 stone.

Friday 7 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
I went a shooting by myself, I shot 5 birds, 2 hares.
We have got a sack of linseed from Thos Robinson of Gowdall.
Ab Baxter came here about tithes.
Got a letter from Miss Topliss.

Saturday 8 December
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst with me.
I sold barley to Mr Carter 16 stone @ 41/- per qt.
I gave W Smith a neck of mutton, 2/3.
Got a barrel of oysters from Mrs Ironmonger.
Paid Mr Moxon for 52 stones of bacon @ 6/3 per stone, 2 pigs.
Paid for 1 ton lime cake, £9/18/6. Got the lime cake from Ferrybridge.
Wheat sold at 35/- per load.
Got a barrel of oysters for W Shearburn Esq.
Haigh paid me for the bull calf, £1/19/6.
Took out of bank £63.

Sunday 9 December
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
Mrs Hirst and self at church, one boy, one girl there also.
Mrs Hirst took a walk with me to look at sheep.
Sent groom to Snaith with a barrel of oysters for Squire Shearburn.

Monday 10 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
I took 30 lambs on to Ed Poskitt's turnips at 6d per week for 12 weeks.
Winnowed barley in Gothard's barn, 16qt-1-0.
I let Geo Norton and wife have the key for to go into R Sawyer's house.
I shot a hare, 1 bird.
T Waide, wife and son and daughter came to see us.
Miss Moxon came to spend the week with us.

Tuesday 11 December
At Kellington, a fine day indeed like spring.
Mr John and Wife Poskitt came to dine tea and supper to meet Mr and Mrs Waide and Miss Moxon.
Sent Mr Gaggs 22qts barley,16 stone.
Got 8 loads beans, 1 qt oats from Pontefract.
Got 1 sack barley meal ground at Jackson's mill.
Winnowed barley in Burton's barn, 6qts.
I shot 1 hare, 1 brace bird, 1 rabbit.
Miss Lilly Moxon looks very poorly.
Sent cart and wagon to Mr Gaggs with 22qts barley.
We shall begin hedging in the morning if all's well.

Wednesday 12 December
At Kellington and Beal, a fine day indeed.
We went to dine with Mr Poskitt Mrs Hirst, Miss Moxon, Mr and Mrs Waide and self.
W Hirst took tea and supper with us.
Our lads began hedging in South Field ten acres.
Paid Mrs Waide for 2 turkeys, 12/0.
Expenses 3/0.

Thursday 13 December
At Stubbs |Walden, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst, Miss Moxon and self went to dine with W Hirst, took tea and supper also.
Expenses 2/6.
Paid W Hirst for two loads white wheat for seed, £3/0/0.
C Lister been making a corn chest place in the stable for my hacks.
3 hedgers at work.

Friday 14 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
I shot a hare and rabbit.
W Hirst came to take tea and supper with us.
Very fine weather indeed like spring.
6lbs butter 1/4, newspaper to take Mr Moxon.

Saturday 15 December
At Pontefract Market, a cold day.
I sent H Longden and Son a cheque for £30/16/0.
I bought a ton of salt of Saml Knight, 45/-.
I sold barley to Mr Carter @ 40/6.
Miss Moxon went home today, Mrs Hirst with me.
Gave old Nancy 5/- towards her coals.
Paid Gothard for threshing 16-1 barley at 2/6, £2/1/3.
Paid Thos Smith for John Farrer 15/-
Joseph Lodge paid his rent £11/0/0.
Took out of bank £30/16/0.

Sunday 16 December
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
At church, Mrs Hirst with me.
We have a ewe with a piece of turnip fast in her teeth.
R Grainger took tea with us.
I think it looks like frost tonight.

Monday 17 December
At Kellington and Beal, a fine day with frost at night.
Tithe rent and cottages.
We lead 7 loads boulders on the roads.
We took tea at Mr Thos Dickon's of Beal, Mr Fauit and self.
He dined with us, he told me W Louthian had wrote to Sir Saml Crompton about going through his yard or garden.
J Egremont Esq 100 ewes came to turnips.

Tuesday 18 December
At Hutt Green Tithe Meeting, a fine frosty day.
We got a barley stack in today, the second for this season.
Mr Fauit, Mr Teal and H Teal Jnr took tea and supper with us, played at whist.
Next Tithe Meeting to be 12th February 1839.
Mr Shearburn paid the £50 for interest due from James Wilson of Heyroyd.
I dined at Hutt Green with Mr Fauit, 4/6.

Wednesday 19 December
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
At Hutt Green Rent Day
I paid the bill at Mrs Johnsons, £4/1/6.
Mr Fauit went home by mail.
Took out of bank, £130/0/0.
Winnowed barley in Gothard's barn 11qts-0-2.
We have a good crop, 7qts per acre.
Began leading lime and earth in West Ings.
Sent Mrs Ironmonger a turkey, a ham, a brace of birds, same for R Kettlewell Esq, 4½ stones weight.
John Illingworth brought Mrs Hirst 2 brace of birds.

Thursday 20 December
At Kellington, a fine mild soft day.
We sent Mr Carter 10½ qts barley, weight 16st 1lb
Brought home from Pontefract from S Knight 11 cwts 1 stone of salt at 45/- per ton.
Busy leading lime and earth.
Andrew Beeston and self went out a shooting today and neither he nor I could get a shot at either a hare nor a bird.
Paid Mr Harrison for game and turkey to London, 10/6.

Friday 21 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
I went a shooting to Roal. I shot 3 hares today.
Busy leading lime and earth in Ings.
Paid Geo Russell for beef - crop 9½ lb, 4/9.
John Maynard paid his tithe, £3/15/0.
Saml and co been hedging, by this time 15½ days.
Gave the most of a load of corn away to poor people.
5lb butter @ 1/3.

Saturday 22 December
At Pontefract Market, a rainy morning.
I bought 19lb beef of Geo Russell, 6d - to pay for.
I paid W Banks bill for Sir Saml Crompton Bart, £4/4/0.
I paid into bank £26/0/0.
Mrs Hirst very poorly today.
We are expecting a barrel of oysters tonight.
17 days hedging in all this season.

Sunday 23 December
At Kellington, a rainy day.
Not at church today.
George Russell took supper tonight and two glasses of grog.
Our hogs will get done in Roal Close next week I think.
New curate I suppose preached today, first time. George Grimshaw Lamotte is his name. He lodges at Roal at John Vandravarts.

Monday 24 December
At Kellington, Whitley and Pontefract, a rainy wettish day.
I went to look Mr Gaggs farm over and shot 3 hares, 1 bird. Andrew with us, Mr Shearburn and son.
In the morning I went to see the hounds by Roal.
At night I went to hear Mr Newton preach and gave them, Jane and self, £1/10/0.
Expenses 2/9.

Tuesday 25 December
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
At church Mrs Hirst, 1 girl, 2 boys and self.
Mr H Earnshaw and wife there today.
After dinner I walked to look at the ewes on the Low Common, Mrs Hirst went with me to look at the hogs in the Roal Close.
Gave exmas boxes to boys 1/0, 1/6, 6d - total 3/-
I think the ewes look very well on grass.
Wrote Mrs Allen, Howden, for money in one month.

Wednesday 26 December
At Kellington, a stormy day, a little sleet.
Mr and Mrs (Trumingham) came to see us and stopped all night.
Busy leading earth and lime in West Ings.
W Vaux paid his rent, £5/0/0.
Ed Poskitt took supper with us.
Mrs Poskitt took tea and supper with us.
Sent to John Poskitt and Mark Poskitt word to come to tea.
Wrote to Mr Fauit about Thos Boothman.

Thursday 27 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mrs Trumingham dined at Mrs Poskitts, Jane and self went to tea.
Sam Stacey 2 bushels barley.
I shot 3 partridges with old Beeston.

Friday 28 December
At Kellington and Whitley, a fine frosty day.
Mr and Mrs Trumingham went home.
Mrs Hirst and self went to tea at Mr Earnshaws and supper.
Winnowed barley in Burton's barn13qts 2B.
John Barker 1 sack barley 16st 2lb.
Expenses at Whitley, 5/6.
Paid Hinsley for cistern, 1/9.
Got a heifer bulled again, own bull.

Saturday 29 December
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
I took Mr Hutchinson in my gig and he got drunk.
R Kettlewell Esq sent us a barrel of oysters.
Sold Moxon Esq barley at 42/6.
Mrs Hirst gone to Hutt Green to tea.
Put the hogs into Hall Garth turnips and left the ewes in Roal Close.
Mrs Waide sent us a turkey.

Sunday 30 December
At Kellington Church, a fine day, no frost.
Mrs Hirst, 2 boys, 1 girl at church.
We have a lamb not well today.
Had an oyster supper tonight.
I don't remember so fine a time as this for the time of the year.
Mrs Louthian had to go round to church today because the road was stopped up out of her croft into our Falls.

Monday 31 December
At Kellington, a fine day.
I hired Thos Boothman for Sir Saml Crompton Bart at 20/-per week to go next week to be his carpenter.
I paid R Burton all off for threshing and days work £11/19/8
He paid me for 1 sack barley 17/8
£11/2/0
Mrs Hirst and self went to tea and supper at Roal to Mr Beards, stopped till 1 o' clock in the morning.
I shot a rabbit today, gave Ed Poskitt it.
Sent W Moxon 12qts barley, 16st 3lbs.
Killed a fat pig today.
Felled the ash tree in Roal Close.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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