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Samuel Hirst Diaries

1870


Saturday 1 January

At Pontefract, a dull day.
Mrs Hirst came up at 3pm.
I paid Mr Hepworth for the license for horses carriages and servants.
They say two wheels out 15/0. I have paid 42/- so I have made a mistake if it be so.
I paid Mr Abbott for 2 dogs licenses 10/-
Paid into bank two cheques £28/5/9 from H W Godfrey Esq.
Got 5 tons Marselles cake from P Deane Esq, Hull.
Sent 299 ewes to Mr Rd Foulds turnips.
Paid Thomas Bedford for 8 pigs @ 37/- each, the dearest I ever saw.
Money in the bank this day £12328/2/0.

Sunday 2 January
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not there.
Miss Lambert dined with us out of roast turkey and she took tea also.

Monday 3 January
At Kellington, a rainy morning, a fine afternoon.
Cow calved a bull calf last night.
Masons paving stables with sets - Cookson, his son and three more masons 3 paddys.
Began digging foundation for new beasts shed.
I gave post man New Year's gift 2/6.
Heifer in fold bulled @ C Rhodes.
Got 5 tons cotton cake today.

Tuesday 4 January
At Norton near Matton, a fine day after a deal of rain in the night.
I was valuing land for Rev G H Hall belonging to Mr Bower of (?) Hall.
My expenses 15/9.
Getting foundation out today for new shed.
Jos Shillito, (?) Coulson, Mr Arthur Smith, Mrs Hurst and Willy took tea with us.
2 men leading road stuff off Egbro Road.
Lead 2 loads sand.
I gave Mrs Hurst £5 to pay Mr Wood Esq my insurance.

Wednesday 5 January
At Kellington, a fine day.
2 men ploughing Mill Close seeds for fallow.
Took out of bank for P Deane Esq for 5 tons (Marsalles) cake, for 5 ton cotton cake - £87/10/0.
Groom been to Pontefract with 2 horses to get singed today.
A hog hanged himself, 447.

Thursday 6 January
At Altofts, a fine day.
Got 2 truck loads of sets and one truck coals off today.
I paid Joe Baker's bill and he paid his rent due 2 February 1870.
My expenses 4/3.
Joseph Scholey fetched a gimber hog out of close, 446 left.

Friday 7 January
At Kellington, a fine day.
5 men ploughing Mill Close, 4 men gardening.
Slater got the building covered.
Mason began laying straw barn floor.
Thomas Holmes been here today.
Haigh Baker called and dined and took tea with us.
W T Moxon Esq took tea with us.
I paid George Jorden £2 to pay for potatoes with.

Saturday 8 January
At Pontefract, a rainy day.
Mrs Hirst not there.
J Smith Esq sent us a pheasant and a hare from Lord Wharncliffe's estate.
I paid Holmes bill for newspaper £1/13/5.
I met the churchwarden of Knottingley about a rate and it was paid.
Busy gardening today.
A ewe dead, only 299 left.

Sunday 9 January
At Kellington Church, a fine forenoon, rainy afternoon.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
We dined by ourselves out of a roast turkey.
Mr Houndsfield took tea with us.

Monday 10 January
At Kellington, a fine day after a little frost.
Killed first 2 pigs, one for ourselves, one for George Jorden.
Began watering ewes, 3 men 2 ploughs, 2 gardening, 3 gone for lime 3 cart loads from Pontefract.
Me and Mrs, Miss and Master Willy Hurst took tea with us, Mr T Moxon Esq also.
Watered 130 ewes today we did.

Tuesday 11 January
At West Carr House Epworth, a sharp frost and a little snow.
Men watering ewes, 139 today.
Our pig weighed 19 stone 11lb.
2 men gardening, all the other men leading earth into Top Lund Croft.
Thomas Holmes been here today.
John Colley began hedging in 14 acres, he was 7 days laying Lund Croft hedge.

Wednesday 12 January
At Kellington till after dinner then went to Mr M Proctor at Campsmount.
George Jorden with me to see about ewes going to turnips, drove grey mare.
Got all the ewes watered and shall send them in the morning.
A frosty day and a little sleet fell.
Men leading road scrapings into Top Lund Croft.
Digging John Farrar garden.
Paid for a barrel of ale J Carter Esq, 6/-
Took all the ewes out of Rd Foulds turnips tonight.
Paid Dick Jorden for 1 tub potato sets 11/0.

Thursday 13 January
At Kellington and Snaith Social Committee.
Took out of bank for Mr Wood Esq £13/9/0.
Wrote Mr Rowley for£30/1/0.
Sent 299 ewes to Mr Proctors of Campsmount @ 6d per head.
Got 80 hogs today watered and 99 yesterday - 1793.
267 to water yet.
Got a truck stone off today.
My expenses 2/5.
Mrs Hirst been to see Mrs Hall who broke her arm yesterday.

Friday 14 January
At Kellington, a soft day.
Thomas Holmes here all day.
5 men ploughing in Seed Garth.
Got all the foundations in and most of the doorsteads up.
Slater getting fast done pointing.
Watered 147 hogs today, only 117 hogs and 5 rams for tomorrow.

Saturday 15 January
At Pontefract Market, a fine day after a rainy night.
Got all the hogs watered this day.
Began setting ridges in Broach.
Miss Horncastle paid her interest.
Mark Pearson takes my fat pig @ 8/6 per stone.

Sunday 16 January
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 17 January
At Selby, a dull misty day, foggy.
Mr Kelsey paid me my fee £16/16/0.
Mr Boothman went with me to Selby.
Mr T Moxon Esq, Roger Hurst Esq, his wife May and Maud took tea and champagne with us.
A hog dead today.
Thomas Backhouse been to the ewes @ Campsall today.
Fetched 300 round and cornered bricks.
Got 2 trucks stone off Mr Boothman and George Stacey got a fat pig.
Mark Pearson got his pig @ 8/6 per stone.

Tuesday 18 January
At Kellington, a dull day rather wet.
Took out of bank £50/0/0 for slater.
2 men leading thorns, 2 hedging.
Billy Briggs gripping in front of new house.
Got the chopper into the new granary.
Mr Boothman's and George Stacey's fat pig weighed 21 stone @ 8/8 - £8/18/6.
I paid Thos Jaques bill 13/-
I paid for 3 hymn books 2/6.

Wednesday 19 January
At Kellington, a fine day.
Sent Miss Hewson £5 Bank of England No. A/50 16704, November 1 1869 London, Hy Dixon.
Thrashing a barley stack 90 loads in it, to thrash another tomorrow.
Thos Backhouse says the ewes look well.
17 ewes @ Smeaton gone mad.
Wrote John Moxon Esq and T Moxon Esq.
I shot a hare today and one yesterday.

Thursday 20 January
At Kellington, a fine thrashing day.
Thrashed second barley stack and shall thrash a old wheat stack tomorrow.
Got a load coals from Tom Russett.
5 masons walling today, 3 carpenters at work.
Wrote Mr Clutton and Mr Smith.
Paid Jack Banks bill 2 new turnip cutters and for 36 stone rye £13/16/0.
He paid all rents up and I had £10/19/0 to draw from him.

Friday 21 January
At Kellington, a fine day.
Thrashing old wheat, very good, been thrashing 3 days barley and wheat.
Got beasts shed up to square.
I paid John Cookson on account £25 making in all so far £75.
Mrs Hirst and I been to look @ sheep and little Tom Wilkinson came home with us.

Saturday 22 January
At Doncaster, a fine day then Pontefract after dinner.
Got 4 cart loads of flags.
Sold wheat to Mr Jackson @ 17/6.
Mrs Hirst and Boothman came with carriage.
I paid into the bank £20/12/0.

Sunday 23 January
At Kellington Church, a fine cold day.
Mrs Hirst not @ church.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us and took tea also.
Heifer in fold yard bulled the second time again at Mr Rhodes.

Monday 24 January
At Otley, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst went to spend the day at Leeds and paid £1/4/2.
My expenses 10/-
I went to Otley to see Mr Constable and Maskill about Mr Middleton Esq (Starkeld) Park valuation.
Sent Mr Jackson 85 loads wheat @ 17/6.
Got 2 loads lime from Mr Wood of Knottingley.
Rd T Lee Esq had my ewe today.

Tuesday 25 January
At Kellington, a fine summer day.
Barley best 77½ qt, tail end 7 - total 84½.
Sown last peas in the corner today.
Fox got 2 fowls last night from George Jorden's house.
3 ploughs @ work and presser at Broach.
Cookson's two men cleaned the tank out having been 2 days.
Got doors hung in chop place.
Paid Mr Williams carriage of flags £3/6/0.

Wednesday 26 January
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a sharp frosty day.
Fox killed us 6 fowls last night.
Leading sand out of Mill Close in John Farrars fold yard.
A fat ewe to kill today.
Got a cart load slick from Tom Russett.
I took dinner with Mr T Moxon Esq.
I went to value for two or three people after at Pontefract.
Got 14 tubs of potatoes of Firth of Whitley @ 4/-

Thursday 27 January
At Kellington, a sharp frosty day.
5 horses, 2 men, 1 cart been to Ferrybridge for roof for sheds, 2 buildings put up only today.
3 carts leading sand, 2 carts leading earth about new building.
Mr Scholey got a fat ewe £3/7/1.
John Illingworth rather cross about Mr Hayle been in Kellington shooting.
2 masons building the arch over the tank again.

Friday 28 January
At Kellington, a sharp frosty day.
Busy leading into John Farrar fold earth out of Mill Close.
Took out of bank for G and T Earl £2/7/0.
Thomas Holmes busy with us today.
Got tank covered in second time.
Began building gable end up.
Getting the roof all on eady for the (?).
Sold R Hurst Esq 77½ qt barley @ 39/-
He and his wife, daughter and Willy, Mr T Moxon took tea with us.
Rd T Lee Esq sent Mrs Hirst 4 brace birds.
Died suddenly Thomas Taylor at the house of his wife's neice who has a family to him.

Saturday 29 January
At Pontefract, a sharp frosty day.
Sent 77½ qt barley for R Hurst Esq.
R T Lee Esq sent Mrs Hirst a brace pheasants.
T M Lee and Rev T H Hall came to the Union today.
Gave Mr Arundel orders to write to Rd Rowley for my bill.
Mr Moon said he would offer £625, Mr (Lardman) asked £825.

Sunday 30 January
At Kellington Church, a fine frosty day.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
Fox got 3 fowls from us last night.
Thomas Taylor of Darrington died very suddenly last York on Friday at the house of his kept Mrs aged 50.

Monday 31 January
At Kellington, a dull soft day.
Frost seems to be going now.
Fetched 2 calves from Mr Wilson, he had brought them to Byram.
Stock sale for us and was 2½ hours behind his scheduled time.
Leading rubbish and sand into the new sheds.
Thomas Holmes been here this afternoon,
Rd Rowley sent me £31 instead of £30//1/0.
Put ewes into last close at Campsall.

Tuesday 1 February
At Hatfield, a fine day after a frosty night.
Put all the hogs into Church Close.
Got the slater and (?) been today and 2 slaters are comed.
Leading sand, thorns, lime, grass.
J Smith sent me £17/4/0.
Paid Rd Bank's bill £6/16/0.
He paid his half year rent £5/0/0

Wednesday 2 February
At Doncaster Fair, a showery day.
Fetched 2 loads lime from B Stones, Little Smeaton.
Slaters been putting on the laths.
Leading thorns and manure and poles out of Carrs when the beasts had the foot and mouth disease.
My expenses 12/7.
Paid Thos Brears for land tax for Beal.
F H Eadon Esq man Watson brought me half a year's rent due this day for land at Whitley £6/0/0.
Paid into bank £48/4/0 - cheques £31/0/0 and £17/4/0.

Thursday 3 February
At Kellington, a fine day after a little wet in the morning and night.
Fetched 2 loads lime from Smeaton, Mr Stones, 2 loads sand.
Got in oats and pea straw for chopping today.
3 men cutting a drain for to bring the water from the spout from the beast's shed.
Paid Firth of Whitley for 34 tubs potatoes at 4/0 - £6/12/0.
Had 3 ploughs @ work today and presser in Broach.
John Illingworth brought us 2 birds.
I bought 10 tons bones of Thomas Newton at £6 per ton at Whitley Bridge.

Friday 4 February
At Balne, a fine day.
Got a load of slick from Fox Holes.
Cookson's men at the tank 3rd time over.
Used the new chop place first time today we did.
R Hurst Esq, his wife, daughter and Polly Dodgson took tea with us.
Put the drain in by the new shed.
Both Geo C Yarbourgh Esq and his tenant Mr Bradley are dead.

Saturday 5 February
At Pontefract, a rainy morning, fine afternoon.
Paid into bank £237/10/1.
I took out of bank to pay Richard Rowley Esq 19/- back.
Got a truck of slick of Thos Russett.
Dressed seed barley over today.
Got 3 cart loads bones today from Thos Newton of Beal.

Sunday 6 February
At Kellington Church, a finish day.
Mrs Hirst not there..
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt took dinner and tea with us.

Monday 7 February
At Hunthwaite Hall Farm near Wortley, a rainy day.
Expenses 6/2.
At Wortley all night.
Getting bones off, 6 tons 3 cwt at £6 per ton.
George Jorden caught our old offender at our hens this morning and I suppose he had to pay the penalty.
Ewe dead this morning at Campsall Mount.
Paid Thos Newton for 6 ton dry bones £36, 3 cwt to pay for.

Tuesday 8 February
At Wortley Inn, a stormy day.
The Hollows - Mr Walker, Bromley, Mr Copley.
Cliffe House, Frank Hill.
Goslin Farm, Mr Ingle.
Stopped all night again at Wortley Inn.
Got off 2½ ton lime cake
Got off 2½ ton cotton cake.

Wednesday 9 February
At Well House Wortley, a sharp frost very indeed.
Came to Barnsley to dine King's Head - 6/3.
Got home to tea and William Boothman bought us a black horse rising 6 years old @ (?) Sale at Paperhouse for 28 guineas.
I paid for him with £30/0/0.
William Boothman paid for a fat pig 21 stone at 8/6 - £8/18/6.

Thursday 10 February
At Kellington, a fine frosty day.
I took out of bank, P Deane Esq, £43/15/0.
Leading manure into Miller Dyke.
Got a second truck of slick of Thos Russett.
Saml Baker took dinner and tea with us, Mr and Mrs Hurst and Master Willy Hurst, Wm Moxon Esq.
He paid me for valuing £2/1/6.

Friday 11 February
At Pontefract Park in the morning then Assessment Meeting.
I looked Lord Hawke's land over for Rhodes and Dalby.
Dined with T Moxon Esq, Mrs Hanks and Miss Scott dined with us.
Lead yesterday 32 loads into Miller Dyke and today 49 loads - 81 loads manure.

Saturday 12 February
At Pontefract Board till 1 o' clock then I went to Leeds to meet Mr Bennett about Honley Hall.
Paid my fare there and back 3/-
Leading manure into Hemp Dyke 5 teams - 49 loads.
There was a statement made out at the Union about what Mr (Tue) answered of our master.

Sunday 13 February
At Kellington Church, a cold snowy day.
Mrs Hirst not at church today.
No one dine with us.

Monday 14 February
At Easedyke Wighill, a cold day.
My expenses 6/-
Valuing for the Exors of Mathew Tomlinson.
Men leading manure into Hemp Dyke this day.
Got New House yard cleaned out 37 loads - 86 total.
Died at Knottingley Willow Garth old Barnabas Rhodes aged 67.
Got steamer to chop this afternoon and to be ready to thrash 2 stacks of barley and a load of coals from Thomas Russett.

Tuesday 15 February
At Leeds, a fine day, snow gone.
Thrashed a barley stack with 100 loads, got in all straw and (?) under cover.
I bought a pair of waterproof overalls.
Expenses 11/9.
Took out of bank for Rev J Mann 321/0/0 and paid a cheque to Thos Jaques.

Wednesday 16 February
At Leeds, a soft day.
We thrashed a barley stack today with 90 loads in.
J H Barton Esq called here tonight to say he was coming here to hunt on Friday.
I paid at Leeds for salmon 3/6, fare 3/8, 3/8, dinner 4/0.
John Cookson been here tonight.
Killed a ewe today 298 left.

Thursday 17 February
At Whitley and Kellington and Hensall, a finish day.
Winnowed barley 71qt best, 6qt tail end.
We have a good cock dead today that was bought of Jos Hutchinson, grubs they say has killed him.
William Scholey 2 ewes this week.

Friday 18 February
At Sandal Grange and Barnby Dun, a stormy day.
Met Mr Mellows.
I took Tom with me to wait of me.
R Hurst Esq, his wife and W T Moxon Esq took tea with us and I sold Mr Hurst 71½ qt barley @ 38/-
3 ploughs and presser @ work in Stones Close.
Hounds met at Hutt Green today.
Leading part sods into the garden.

Saturday 19 February
At Pontefract, a dull day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Mr Clarke brought us one new carriage to Pontefract.
Delivered 71½ qt barley @ 38/- at Whitley Bridge Station for Roger Hurst Esq.
Got 5 ton 9 cwt flags.
Got straw stack in today.
Leading sods.
Bought 45qt oats, 12 stone per sack for 22/- per qt of Mr Brocklebank to come next week.

Sunday 20 February
At Kellington Church, a fine cold day.
Mrs Hirst not there.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 21 February
At Cowick and heck, a very cold day indeed.
Got home to dinner.
Thos Holmes took dinner with us.
Cookson and him setting out entrance to the yard.
Good fat ewe dead this morning.
William Boothman bought a four year old mare at Hallewell's Sale for £42.
Mrs Hirst paid Thos Newton balance of bones £23/14/0.

Tuesday 22 February
At Thorne Moor End, a very sharp frosty day.
I was valuing for Makin Durham Esq.
Got home to dinner at 3pm.
Got some more flags.
Leading sand into Crown Land.
Mr T Moxon Esq, R Hurst Esq, his wife and two sons took tea with us.

Wednesday 23 February
At Airmyn, a finish day, wet @ night.
Beal Tithe Rent.
Valuing for Mr Nilstrop.
Expenses 3/2.
Sent got the ewes home from Mr Proctor's having been there since 13 January 1870.
Got a stack of oats in for chop.

Thursday 24 February
At Thorny Hirst Fishlake, a stormy day.
Met Mr John Harrison, appointed Mr Mellows umpire.
I paid expenses 1/6.
Chopped half of what they got in yesterday.

Friday 25 February
At Gateforth Kay Farm, a fine day after a frosty night.
Kellington Tithe Rent.
In the morning leading sand into Crown land, in the afternoon ploughing - 7 ploughs.
Mason got wall up by (pillars).
Mrs Hirst a deal of pain in her side today.

Saturday 26 February
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Busy ploughing 7 ploughs.
I paid into the bank £131/6/0.
I paid Boothman for black mare rising 4 years old £42/0/0.
Took tea with us R Hurst Esq and his wife at Mr Moxons Esq this night.
We lost old umbrella tonight.
Mr Brocklebank sent us 45qt oats at 22/- for 24 stone.

Sunday 27 February
At Kellington Church, a finish day.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
No one dined with us today.

Monday 28 February
At Stockeld Park, a fine day.
Mr Gouthwaite and I went together.
Paid fare 3/8, cab half 5/0, fare to Leeds 3/8, fare to Knottingley 2/10, servant 1/0 - 16/2.
Got about 14 tons of guano from Mr Carr of Balne.
A heifer calved last night a bull calf.
Masons building wall by roadside.
Mr Hurst paid into bank for me £135/0/0.

Tuesday 1 March
At Brandy Carr and Leeds, a very fine day.
First ewe lambed 2 lambs.
Got some flags today.
I Paid expenses 17/-
Met Mr Wordsworth and Mr Dodds.
Got paid my fee £3/3/0, deduct 17/- expenses - £2/6/0.
I paid for Rishforth garden seed bill £2/9/6.
Put the hogs into Beal Close this 1 March 1870.

Wednesday 2 March
At Askren, a wet day very indeed.
Got 5 tons lime cake off, wrote for 5 tons cotton cake.
Men riddling guano and nearly all under cover.
Brought the ewes into Horse Close to lay dry if they lamb.
Had last grapes this night for the last season.

Thursday 3 March
At Low Catton, a rainy stormy day.
My expenses 9/3.
Men leading manure out of back fold yard into 19 acres.
Mr Clutton says Mr Tiffin has lost his agency under Sir Tatton Sykes Bart.
Rd Moxon Esq sent me a (call) note paid for £22 which ought to have been given to me 1868.

Friday 4 March
At Clayton in Clay, a fine cold day.
A hog to kill 444.
Leading manure in the forenoon.
Leading thorns in the afternoon, jobbing about.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Hurst took tea and last partridges for this season.
Mason busy walling fence wall.
Thos Holmes and Cookson here, Mrs Hirst gave them 5/- for drink.

Saturday 5 March
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Paid into the bank £162/10/1.
Took out of bank for Thomas Holmes - £50 in notes - £100/0/0.
I paid him total £150 on account.
Fetched 2 loads lime from Mr Stones of Smeaton.
6 ewes 8 lambs, total 11 ewes 18 lambs.
Mrs Hirst at market today.

Sunday 6 March
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 7 March
At Bears Wood Green and Crow Trees, a dull morning, little rain.
Got 5 tons cotton cake.
3 ewes 7 lambs, total 15 ewes 26 lambs - one lamb dead.
Mrs Hirst been at Hutt Green.
7 ploughs at work in Church Close and John Lund Croft.
Finished Mill Close turnip land.

Tuesday 8 March
At Cowick West and East and Tudworth, a fine cold day.
Met Mr Chapman and I took him to Tudworth and back to Thorne.
4 ewes lambs, total 19 ewes 30 lambs.
Mrs Hirst been to Leeds and Miss Johnson with her to order a new gate, 13/6.

Wednesday 9 March
At Brind Leys near Wressle, a fine cold day.
Expenses 9/-
Valuing for Mr Clutton.
Got Top Lund Croft ploughed.
2 ploughs in Church Close.
Jos Shillito came to ask me if I would take him to learn valuing, I said no.
8 ewes 12 lambs, total 27 ewes 42 lambs.

Thursday 10 March
Harrogate, a fine day.
Mr Wordsworth Esq and F Hughes Esq.
10 ewes 13 lambs, total 37 ewes 55 lambs.
I paid Knight for letter paper £1/11/0.
I paid Headland for trousers £1/12/6.
My expenses today £1/6/8.
Mrs Dickinson took tea with Mrs Hirst and Miss Leake also.
Busy ploughing Hemp Dyke 6 ploughs.
Paid carriage of flags to Mr Williams £1/6/7.

Friday 11 March
At Kirkham Gate East Ardsley, a fine day.
Dined at Wakefield.
Expenses 10/9.
6 ewes 8 lambs, total 43 ewes 63 lambs.
Dr Oxley, Mr and Mrs and Miss Hurst took tea with us.
The cistern seems to beat John Cookson to stop the water out.
Paid R Henderson for mill £15/0/0.
Paid John Brears poor rate £8/16/5.
Paid John Cookson towards building £30/0/0.

Saturday 12 March
At Pontefract, a fine frosty day.
Mrs Hirst came to Pontefract by 2 o' clock train.
£9/18/3 to pay to Nicholson.
I sent P Deane Esq for cake, took out of bank £80/0/0.
7 ewes 11 lambs, total 50 ewes 74 lambs.
Mr Thos Moxon been drunk 12 days.

Sunday 13 March
At Kellington Church, a fine frosty day.
Mrs Hirst not there.
Dined by ourselves.
9 ewes 12 lambs, total 59 ewes 85 lambs.
One ewe in 4 acre dead without lambs

Monday 14 March
At Goole Field and Airmyn, a fine day after frost.
Thrashing a old wheat stack.
5 ewes 9 lambs, total 64 ewes 94 lambs.
A good gimber hog to kill, to keep the skin, 443 left.
Thrashed a stack of old wheat, 98 sacks brought into the barn.
Paid Joe Baker's bill £13/0/0.

Tuesday 15 March
At (Thoringhirst), a stormy day.
Thrashed barley till noon then the rain stopped them.
I paid Mr Mellows his half charge £1/14/0.
Got home to tea.
Sent to George Gill and Co in postage, stamp 9/2.
Sent 19 fat ewes to fair.
Sent 3 rams to fair.
11 ewes 18 lambs, total 75 ewes 112 lambs - 1 lamb dead - 111.

Wednesday 16 March
At Stackeld Park, a rainy morning.
Expenses 3/10.
Heifer calved and she died about noon.
Thrashing barley.
8 ewes 10 lambs, total 83 ewes 121 lambs.
I stopped all night at J B (Fairel) Esq.

Thursday 17 March
At Stackeld Park, a fine soft spring day.
My expenses groom 2/0, butler 2/6, fare 3/4, and 2/10 - 10/8.
9 ewes 13 lambs, total 92 ewes 134 lambs. 1 lamb dead 133.
Finished thrashing barley this forenoon, only 3 stacks left to thrash.
Hogs gone into Church Close swedes.
Winnowed 13qt best barley, 3½ tail end.
Took out 80 gimbers to keep.

Friday 18 March
At Sharleston, a fine day.
Winnowed barley 72½ qt best, tail ends 9qt.
Took out 80 gimbers to keep.
10 ewes 12 lambs, total 102 ewes 145 lambs, 1 dead - 144.
R Hurst Esq, his wife and his son, Mr Saml Hurst took tea with us and bought the barley @ 40/-
Mr Elston and wife took tea with us.
I bought 19 acres and a house Richard Banks lives in for £1560 of Mr Ed Poskitt of Kellington.
Fetched 2 loads lime from Mr Stones.

Saturday 19 March
At East Hardwick, a fine day then Pontefract.
Mr Boothman went with me.
Delivered to R Hurst Esq 72½ qt barley @ 40/-
Got gardener a ton coals.
8 ewes 12 lambs, toatal110 ewes 156 lambs.
Go foundation of wall in today.
Took out of bank for Mr Brocklebank 45qt oats @ 22/0 - £49/10/0.

Sunday 20 March
At Kellington Church, a fine day, wind west.
Mrs Hirst at church today.
Pastoral Aid Society, gave we did £3/0/0.
Mr Kilner dined and took tea with us.
13 ewes 20 lambs, total 123 ewes 176 lambs, 1 dead 175.
A hog to kill 442.
One gimber picked 2 lambs and died, one ewe dead, today 3 so far.

Monday 21 March
At Brodsworth, a fine spring day, wind west.
Sent Mr Jackson 80 loads maslin and 12 loads wheat - £67/8/0 - all sacks back.
Busy building the wall 4 masons 2 labourers.
14 ewes 22 lambs, total 137 ewes 197 lambs, 1 lamb dead 196
Sowing guano in 21 acres two men today - 2 cwt per acre.

Tuesday 22 March
At Skellow Mill, a stormy day sleet and rain, wind north.
Fetched 2 loads lime from Mr Stones.
Began sowing barley in Broom Faltt and Broach.
11 ewes 15 lambs, total 148 ewes 211 lambs, 1 lamb dead 210.
Sent 21 fat ewes to Wakefield.

Wednesday 23 March
At Crow Trees, a cold windy day, wind north west.
Leading sods this forenoon.
I took Mr White from Hatfield Station to Crow Trees and back.
11 ewes 15 lambs, total 159 ewes 225 lambs, 1 lamb dead 224.
21 fat ewes sold @ 74/0 today at Wakefield.
Setting garden gate.

Thursday 24 March
At Gowdall, a cold frosty morning.
At Sand Hall to meet Mr Cuttle.
A cold day, wind north west.
Drilled Teazle Close with oats.
Sown 6 acres barley in 14 acres this afternoon.
12 ewes 17 lambs, total 171 ewes 241 lambs,
One ewe dead, 4 so far.
One gimber hog dead 441.
R Hurst, his wife and young son took tea with us.
Alderney cow calved a bull calf.

Friday 25 March
At Kellington and Knottingley, a frosty stormy day at times.
I was valuing for Mr Rhodes family.
Sown and drilled Fenteman and Low Lund Croft with oats.
Only left a little barley in Low Lund Croft.
10 ewes 14 lambs, total 181 ewes 255 lambs, 1 lamb dead 254.
Paid Tom Russett coal bill £16/10/0.
He paid his rent and tithe £6/10/0.

Saturday 26 March
At Pontefract, a sharp frosty day.
6 ewes 10 lambs, total 187 ewes 264 lambs, 2 lambs dead 262.
Mrs Hirst came to Pontefract after dinner.
Sown Carr Flatt with barley.
I paid Mr Wilson for 2 heifer calves £3/8/0.
Ploughs crossing Miller Dyke.
A ewe dead, 5 so far ewes dead.
Bought 15qt oats @ 23/6 of Mr Brocklebank

Sunday 27 March
At Kellington Church, a fine day after frosty night.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mrs Jackson, Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
6 ewes 9 lambs, total 193 ewes 271 lambs.

Monday 28 March
At Gategorth and Cowick, a fine day after a sharp frost.
Drilled 2 closes upon Low Common with barley over the railway this day and sown about 8 acre in fourteen acres.
4 ewes 4 lambs, total 197 ewes 275 lambs.
Mr H J Earnshaw and daughter came to see if I would (?) the cottages and some land at Egbro and Whitley

Tuesday 29 March
At Howbeck Park Farm Wortley, a fine day.
Stopped all night at Wortley.
My expenses 4/6, 1/2.
Sown Church Close with barley and Mill Close also.

Wednesday 30 March
At Huthwaite Hall and Cliff House a fine day.
At Wortley all night again.
Sown Grainger Garth and 4 acres with barley this day.
Mr Vandravart gave me 3/9 for drain dressing for Hawksworth and he paid me more rent £5/2/6.

Thursday 31 March
At Wortley this morning then to Carlton near Barnsley, a spring day.
Paid my bill 19/6, maid 1/6, (?) 2/0, coachman 2/0, bars 1/1, dinner 2/3. Fare 4/6.
6 ewes 9 lambs in 3 days only, total 203 ewes 282 lambs.
Gave Mr (Markleband) 15/- for Burton Tate, loss of his cow.
William Wilson sent us an Alderney cow tonight.
Red and white cow from Easton bulled.

Friday 1 April
At Thorner near Leeds, a fine day.
My expenses today say 8/-
New Alderney calved a heifer calf.
Busy dragging and harrowing fallows.
Masons getting on fast with their work.
Thomas Holmes been here tonight.
Rd Jorden took his heifer away £19/10/0.
1 ewe 1 lamb, total 204 ewes 283 lambs, 1 lamb dead 282.

Saturday 2 April
At Thorne Moor End and Pontefract, a fine day.
Cut part lambs 174.
4 ewes 6 lambs, total 208 ewes287 lambs 1 lamb dead 286.
Paid into the bank Spencer's mortgage £408/0/0.

Sunday 3 April
At Kellington, not at church.
Mrs Hirst was at church.
We dined by ourselves and took tea.
Maid and groom went to Pontefract.
2 ewes 3 lambs, total 210 ewes 289 lambs.

Monday 4 April
At Ryther, a fine day after a frosty night.
At Church Fenton also.
Thrashed a barley stack.
Killed 31 old rats, 11 young ones.
Heifer calved a heifer calf.
Mr Henry Earnshaw and daughter took tea with us, Thos Holmes also
I told Mr H J Earnshaw £475 @ Whitley.
Took out of bank for Naylor and Goodyear £71/13/0.
3 ewes 4 lambs, total 213 ewes 293 lambs.

Tuesday 5 April
At Spofforth, a fine day after a frosty night.
Began drilling seeds in Low Common.
Took out of bank for G Stewart £54/0/0.
Winnowing barley.
Rd Foulds got 5 sacks.
Joiners hanging doors @ new building.
5 ewes 7 lambs, total 218 ewes 300 lambs.

Wednesday 6 April
At Adle, a fine day.
Busy sowing Top Lund Croft and 4 acre and Croft with barley.
Delivered 2 ton 18 cwt potatoes, Mr Rd Jorden at £4 per ton.
Drilled Carr Flatt and Wood Garth with red clover.
George Jorden sold a gilt pig to John Houle for £3/14/0.
Masons cleaned the soft water tank out at this house.
4 ewes 7 lambs, total 222 ewes 307 lambs.

Thursday 7 April
At Stone and Stainton, a fine day.
Busy drilling seeds
5 ewes 7 lambs, total 227 ewes 314 lambs.
Cut 66 lambs.
Mr and Mrs Hurst and Amiss A Dodgson took tea with us and Mr T Moxon Esq.
I sold 17qt barley to Mr Hurst @ 38/-
My expenses today 19/7.
Paid Askren Bath Charity to Mr Boldy to pay it in the morning.

Friday 8 April
At Wharton Grange near Tadcaster, a fine day.
Valuing for Mr Kitchingman.
Expenses 8/-
Sent R Hurst 17qt barley.
Dragging and harrowing fallows.
Cleaning out sheep pond.
Sold Joe Baker's wife a cow £14/15/0.
4 ewes 5 lambs, total 231 ewes 319 lambs.

Saturday 9 April
At Pontefract, a stormy day about noon, hail and rain.
4 ewes 5 lambs, total 235 ewes 324 lambs.
Got 5 tons lime cake from Hull, P Deane Esq.
Ploughed Seed Garth.
Paid Wheatley in exchange of harness £5/0/0, he wants 10/0 - £5/10/0.
A ewe dead in 14 acre with 2 lambs.

Sunday 10 April
At Kellington Church, a few small showers today.
Mrs Hirst not at church today.
Miss Lambert dined with us.
New potatoes and first cucumber to dinner.
Strawberries to tea all first time for this season.
3 ewes 4 lambs, total 238 ewes, 328 lambs.

Monday 11 April
At Steeton Hall and Lumby, a fine day.
5 ewes 6 lambs, total 243 ewes 334 lambs.
Got 1 ton guano today from Mr Carr, Balne.
Busy ploughing and sowing Church Close with barley.
Turned 12 ewes out to feed today.
About 28 to lamb yet.
C Bamforth left us this morning.
Mr Mollett says I may have the 7 stones at church gate for 2/- each.
Rd Gorden paid £10/10/0 towards his potatoes, I say £11/18/0.

Tuesday 12 April
At Haywood Park Lane and Barnby Dun.
Met Mr Taylor and Mr Mellows.
I took Tom with me to wait on me.
Mr Poskitt got 6qt barley.
Mr Cookson is on with the elliptic arch over coach house doors.
George Jorden sold a heifer to Mr Thompson for £18.
Sent Miss Baker £5 Bank of England note 18133, Nov 2 1869, H Dixon, London.
5 ewes 6 lambs, total 248 ewes 340 lambs.

Wednesday 13 April
At Leeds, a spring day, a little rain un the afternoon.
Mare foaled a colt foal.
Heifer gone to Thos Thompson.
Men busy with fallows.
Met Mr Gouthwaite and our expenses each 18/-
I were trying to settle Stackeld Park valuation.
Paid Mr Green for garden gate and post £2/8/6.
Paid for 3 chimney tops Thos Brookes 10/6.

Thursday 14 April
At Hooton Roberts, a fine day.
Manuring for mangles in Milner Dyke, 2 cwt guano per acre - 50 loads manure, 10 more wanted.
My expenses today 15/1.
Mr Bean been here to ask me if I sold him the manor and I said yes.
2 ewes 4 lambs, total 250 ewes 344 lambs, 1 dead 343.

Friday 15 April
At Kellington, a fine day.
Men taking up the gateway into new yard.
Topping willow trees and hedging gravel hole.
Levelling up where old building stood.
I made a bargain with Charles Rhodes, take 19 beasts into Birkin Holme for £48, 12 May to 12 October.
1 ewe 1 lamb, total 251 ewes 344 lambs.
Mr T Moxon Esq, R Hurst Esq, his wife and Willy took tea with us and brought us a qt lamb.
Strawberries to tea.
I gave Mrs Hurst a cucumber and potatoes.

Saturday 16 April
At Airmyn, a fine day.
Met Mr Lake and called to see Mr Mills about Mr (Denby's) valuation.
My expenses 8/6.
Then left for Pontefract, got there by one pm.
Manure for potatoes, 12 loads manure.
5 loads manure for mangles out.
I suppose setting potatoes.
Got some cotton cake.
3 ewes 4 lambs, total 234 ewes 348 lambs.
Got 5 tons cotton cake.

Sunday 17 April - Easter Sunday
At Kellington Church, a fine dry day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Kilner dined and took tea with us.
A quarter of lamb and strawberries and new potatoes.
My grandmother used to say, "A fine Easter Sunday, a fine harvest would follow," therefore we may expect a fine harvest.
Little red and white cow from Eastons bulled at C Rhodes.

Monday 18 April
At Fenwick House, a fine cold day.
Bill Scott writing out Adle valuation and taken it home to write over again.
Got some chop into chamber and chopped the place full.
A ewe dead in Crown land.
John Illingworth brought us a leveret today, been at Grove with apples and rhubarb.
Busy in fallows we are.
Gave Mr Poskitt a subscription towards his church expenses £2/11/6.
Cut 86 lambs today.
2 ewes 3 lambs, total 256 ewes 351 lambs.

Tuesday 19 April
At Belton Lincolnshire, a fine day.
Valuing for Mr Burtwhistle.
Paid expenses 3/6.
White heifer calved a bull calf.
Hogs will get last turnips in Close in the morning, then they will have to eat turnips on grass.

Wednesday 20 April
At Ledstone Park Farm and Glasshoughton, a fine day.
Fetched Mr Elston from Milford Junction to the place of business.
Drilling mangles in Miller Dyke.
Planting front of Grange House with my other potatoes.
Brought the hogs into Calf Garth grass to eat swedes and cake.
Alderney cow bulled at Mr Rhodes.
George Copley groom, and girl have swept the chimney and paid them 1/- each.

Thursday 21 April
At Doncaster, a fine day.
Settling Crow Trees valuation.
My expenses 5/-
Finished sowing barley in Mr Vandravart's field.
A calf dead.
Painters began painting new building.

Friday 22 April
At Drax Hall and Selby, a soft windy day.
Finished drilling seeds in Old Master Close.
Another calf dead today.
Met Mr Elston and Mr Stephenson.
I paid Mr Elston £1/1/0.
My expenses this day 1/6, 1/2.
Tom Hampshire not at work today.

Saturday 23 April
At Pontefract, a fine cold day.
Was elected Chairman again.
Paid Boothman for a pail 2/-
Took out of bank P Deane Esq £79/12/6.
Took out of bank for Mr Poskitt towards his land £200/0/0.
Got some coals from Thos Russett to thrash with.

Sunday 24 April
At Kellington, not at church, a fine cold day.
Mrs Hirst went to church today.
Mr Ed Poskitt and Miss Tate dined with dine and took tea with us.
We had a hog dead this morning.

Monday 25 April
Left Kellington for Wortley this morning.
Thrashing a barley stack today.
Foal died this day.
A good ewe dead with 2 ram lambs upon.
My expenses today 6/8.
Tom Backhouse shurling hogs.
Net mender at work today.

Tuesday 26 April
At Wortley this morning, a dull cold day.
Paid my expenses @ the inn 7/2.
Expenses today 8/3.
Finished thrashing barley for this season by noon this day.
Winnowed 30qts for market and I have sold it to Mr Hurst, I say 40/-0, he says 39/0.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Hurst, Miss (Mallery), Mr T Moxon Esq took tea with us.

Wednesday 27 April
At Leeds, a fine cold day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Paid fare 7/8. 7/8.
Paid at Leeds Mrs Hirst did £6/11/9.
Winnowed up all the barley for this season, 74qt.
Mr Hurst 68qts.
Got a truck of salt off today.
I met Mr Gouthwaite and Mr John (Hannanan) upon Stackeld valuation.
Mr Boothman taken brown horse home tonight.

Thursday 28 April
At Tickhill Bagley Farm, cold day indeed.
My expenses 17/6 this day.
Busy ploughing Mill Close and Sowing salt on mangles and dragging fallows.
Mr (Camp) sent me Howden's half year rents, £36/19/6.
(Parkin) been at my sprouts again today.

Friday 29 April
At Smeaton and Norton, a dull day.
A little rain fell this forenoon.
Mr Smeaton sent me a post office order from Spofforth £6/11/0.
Put the hogs into Fall's turnips today

Saturday 30 April
At West Ardsley, a soft cold day.
Mrs Hirst came to market, Mr Boothman drove her.
I paid into bank £138/4/6.
Busy ploughing 19 acres.
Chopping today.
Mr Poiskitt not very well in his mind just now.

Sunday 1 May
At Kellington Church, a cold showery day.
Mrs Hirst at church.
Miss Lambert, Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us and took tea.
Mr John Hinchcliffe took tea and supper with us.
Thunder and rain today.
A ewe dead today with 2 lambs.

Monday 2 May
At South Elmsall and Clayton, a cold stormy day, hail and snow and rain, a little of all these three.
Rolling barley 3 rollers.
Mrs Hirst been to Hutt Green to see Thos Johnson.
Carpenter taking the spare wood away.
I dined with John Hinchcliffe and he went with me to Clayton.
Got 4 tons of pot ash from Mr Condon.

Tuesday 3 May
At Tetlely near Crowle, a fine day after a sharp frost.
I suppose we have washed 100 hogs.
Mrs Hirst been to see Mr Poskitt and I hope we shall soon get the land paid for.

Wednesday 4 May
At Haywood (Niniveah) and Branswood Green.
I took Tom with me to Haywood.
Mr Poskitt was wishful to drown himself this morning.
Telegraph message from Mr Clutton 3/-
Busy ploughing Seed Garth.
I took Mr White from Hatfield to Niniveah.

Thursday 5 May
At Seamer Moor Stokesley, a fine day.
My expenses £1/2/6.
Mr John Gardener paid Mr Poskitt for the land I bought with a cheque took out of bank £1360/0/0.
Busy ploughing and harrowing fallows.
Mrs Tom Eadon took tea with Mrs Hirst.

Friday 6 May
At Upton Hall, a fine day.
Fetched 2 loads lime from Mr Stones, Smeaton.
R Hurst, his wife Eliza and Miss Milling, Mr T Moxon Esq and Mr Stephenson took tea with us.

Saturday 7 May
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mary Green the maiden is very ill and had Dr Stone.
I think the carpenters have nearly got their work finished at the new buildings.
Paid for plants John Rowley did, 2/-

Sunday 8 May
At Kellington Church, a fine cold frosty day.
Mrs Hirst not at church today.
Mr Edward Poskitt dined with us and then went to spend the afternoon with his uncle Ed Poskitt.

Monday 9 May
At Wormly Hall Sykehouse, a fine day after a very frosty night.
Clipped 100 hogs today.
Thomas Thompson took away 2 heifers and one calf.
Mrs Hirst's birthday, 60 years old this night and we had new berry pie today, very fine.
First peach this day dropped off.

Tuesday 10 May
At East Hardwick and Sharleston, a fine day.
Sent 100 hogs to Wakefield.
Mr Poskitt tried to drown himself and George Jorden got him out.
Busy harrowing, rolling fallows.
Washed 200 hogs today.

Wednesday 11 May
At Park Lane, a nice rain fell this afternoon.
Got a truck slick.
Got all the hogs washed.
R Gormdrill paid his rent £20/0/0.
Paid him grinding bill £12/15/0.
Marked 19 beasts to go to Birkin Holme.

Thursday 12 May
At Askren, a stormy day, little thunderstorm.
Measuring manure and stating what people was to pay on account.
Fetched 2 stone posts today from Park Nook.
Sent 19 beasts to Birkin Holme.
Got 4 ton of cotton lime cake from Hull - P Deane Esq.
Mr Poskitt rather worse today.
Shurled the ewes ready to wash tomorrow.
3 with a few maggots on.
Died this night Edward Poskitt aged 66 years rather suddenly.

Friday 13 May
At Knottingley, a showery day.
Busy ploughing fallows.
Settling Drax Hall, Church Fenton, Glasshoughton and Ledstone.
Washed all the ewes up this day.
Yellow Alderney cow bulled.
W Booth and G Briggs paid me a whole year tonight - £3/0/0 and £3/10/0 - £6/10/0.
Weighed all the swede seed and we have 25 stone 4lb - 350 lb.
Suppose we can use 100 lb per year for 2 years and sell 150lb now.

Saturday 14 May
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst went with me.
Mrs Hurst Pontefract, very ill - bronchitis.
John Rowley sent us 6 pigeons.
I paid into bank £226/0/0.
Busy ploughing Hemp Dyke, 8 ploughs.
Got oat stack and pea stack in today.
I have 21/- for Joe Baker.

Sunday 15 May
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not @ church.
Miss Lambert dined and took tea with us.
Buried Mr Ed Poskitt this afternoon aged 66 years old.

Monday 16 May
At Hatfield and Thorne, a fine day.
Busy ploughing ten acres Upper Common.
Clipped 133 hogs for Wakefield.
Old Mr Dearnley died this last night or rather this morning, 89 years old
Sent Mrs Hurst 3 peaches, asparagus.
Paid Joe Baker's bill £11/1/6.
Paid him 21/- for valuing Mr Parkinson's steam engine.

Tuesday 17 May
At Hodge Wood and Thorpe Audley, a fine day.
Black mare foaled colt foal.
Sent 120 hogs to Wakefield.
Clipped 110 hogs today.
Hog fleeces in all 444, ewe fleeces 286 - 730.
We have 108 hogs to clip.
We have 282 ewes to clip.

Wednesday 18 May
At Doncaster, a fine day.
Settling Mr Jefferson at Ludworth.
Met Mr White and Mr Chapman.
Clipped 130 ewes today.
120 was sold at Wakefield, highest price was 64/- per head.
John Poskitt sent me or rather brought us two income tax papers.

Thursday 19 May
At Brantingham, a fine day.
Valuing for Mr Bray.
Expenses 8/6.
Took out of bank, P Deane, £41/5/0.
Clipped 16 hogs and 120 ewes today.
Got a truck of sets today.
Got the wall all trowel dashed by roadside.
Got 20 goslings from Mr Brown of Goole.

Friday 20 May
At Thorne, a fine day.
Valuing land at Thorne.
Sent Miss Hewson £5 Bank of England No. 27047, 2 August 1869, H J Dixon.
Mrs Hirst paid wages as I did not get home till 10 o' clock.
Mr Arundel been tonight about Mr Bower's land near Malton.
Mr Gouthwaite paid for turnip seed 10lb - 8/4.
I paid him my dinner @ Leeds 10/-

Saturday 21 May
At Pontefract, a fine hot day.
I paid into the bank £300/0/0 and I took out of bank £380/0/0 and put it into the bank for self.
Only 3 ewes to cut tonight.
Tom Backhouse been clipping 12 tup hogs.
Cut the last turnips this night up for the hogs so they have lasted well I say.

Sunday 22 May
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not there.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us.

Monday 23 May
At Kellington, a fine day.
Fetched 2 loads of lime from Mr Stones.
I was valuing for Mr Poskitt for administration.
Filled up property tax returns this night.
Sent Newton, Robinson and Brown all the letters I had from Rhodes Glover, 5 in number, and my bill.

Tuesday 24 May
At Hull, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst went with me.
I paid fare 7/6, 12/6, 5/0.
Mrs Hirst paid £2/4/8.
I paid Williams carriage for 2 trucks sets 1/10.
Mr Hargreaves been to look at wool, took a kitten away with him.
Sent 120 hogs to Wakefield.
Gave Mr Williams £2/10/0 to pay for 20 goslings.

Wednesday 25 May
At Kellington, a fine day.
Casting out valuations.
In the afternoon Mr Elston came and we cast out Drax Hall and Church Fenton.
Dr Stone been to the girl again tonight, very bad with (?) stones passing.
I paid for 20 goslings to Mr Brown of Goole £2/10/0.

Thursday 26 May
At Coates Farm Silkston, a fine hot day.
My expenses 12/-
Ploughing 19 acres, 8 ploughs.
George Jorden says tup breaking out in the scab.
R Hurst, his daughter took tea and fruit with us.
Mr Stones and R Stones came to see me about land at Smeaton.
Mary Green left us today and Mrs Hirst paid her wage £6/10/0.

Friday 27 May
At Little Smeaton, a fine day.
Valuing land for Messrs Stones.
Dressed the tups, one got a little scab.
Got all the wool washed out today.
Sent in all the property tax forms today.

Saturday 28 May
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
I sold wool to Mr Hargreaves at 21/6 per stone.
I lent Mr Procter £300 in notes.
Grey mare and black mare stucted by Davidson's horse.
Dipped the lambs this day.
Washed the gimber hogs and tup hogs.

Sunday 29 May
At Kellington Church, a fine hot day.
Mrs Hirst at home as we have not a maiden.
Mr Ed Poskitt took dinner and tea with us..
Mrs Poskitt was drunk and laid upon the boulders when her family came home from church. She had broke open the cellar door, her son had locked it up.

Monday 30 May
At Doncaster, a fine day.
Began manuring and drilling swedes this day in 19 acres, 47 loads.
Chopped this morning we did for the last time I think before the horses goes out.
I paid Mr Williams carriage of setts £2/12/11.
Fetched the setts Mr Briggs did.
Ed Poskitt got 15lb swede seed.

Tuesday 31 May
At Leeds, a dull day and cold.
Lead 47 loads manure into 19 acres this day.
Sent 13 beasts and 31 sheep to Wakefield Fair.
I paid at Leeds 7/9.
Busy drilling swedes in19 acres.
3 ploughs in ten acres Upper Common.
Paid two bills for Mrs Hirst £4/18/0.

Wednesday 1 June
At Kellington, a fine day.
R W F Mills Esq dined and took tea with us.
We went to Heck, Beal and Whitley.
Took out of bank to pay R W F Mills Esq tithe rent, £453/8/5.
Lead into 19 acres 26 loads manure, 96 loads before total 122 loads.
Bones and guano the remainder say 4 acres with 7 cwt cut bones and guano per acre.
F Baxter brought me £300 on account of beasts sold @ Wakefield.

Thursday 2 June
At Kellington Rent Day, a fine day.
I paid my rent in notes £241/10/0.
Busy sowing Seed Garth with swedes, lead 49 loads manure and 2 cwt guano per acre,
Weighed the wool, 419 stone 3lb.
Mrs Hirst hired Lucy Atkinson for one year from 14 June at £12/12/0 wages.

Friday 3 June
At Knottingley, a fine day.
Delivered the wool.
Busy sowing swedes in Seed Garth, 1 load manure, total 50 loads.
Sugar Hill 47 loads manure.
Sarah Scott here to dinner and tea.

Saturday 4 June
At York and Pontefract, a showery morning.
I took Tom Jorden with me to Newton, Robinson and Brown's office to make an affidavit in Spofforth valuation.
Paid expenses 14/6.
I paid into bank £723/13/0.
Busy leading manure into Sugar Hill, 10 loads total 60 loads.
Began in first ten acre to bone and guano for swedes.

Sunday 5 June
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not there.
Miss Lambert and Ed Poskitt took dinner and tea with us.
Mr Shutcliffe took tea and supper.

Monday 6 June
At Doncaster, a fine hot day.
Finished Upper Common seeds and began in Low Mill Close this afternoon.
Paid Mr Williams carriage of setts £2/8/3.
Got all the guano riddled this day.
If all's well we shall send 14 beasts to market tomorrow.

Tuesday 7 June
At Wakefield, a fine hot day.
Settling several valuations with Mr Cuttle.
Paid 4/6 fare and expenses 13/-
Busy drilling Low Mill Close with swedes.
4 ploughs in ten acre ploughing before the ridges.
Sent 14 beasts to Wakefield Fair.
Mr and Mrs, Miss and Master Willy Hurst took tea with us.
Mrs Hirst hired a girl today, Ann Peel of New Cottages £11/0/0 for 12 months.

Wednesday 8 June
At Little Smeaton after dinner, a fine hot day.
We had new peas today first time this season.
Got Mill Close sown with swedes 4 cwt bones, 2 cuts guano per acre, part done with pot ash.
I took Mr Higgins to Smeaton and back.
Heifer in milk bulled tonight.

Thursday 9 June
At Hasland Chesterfield, a fine day.
My expenses today £1/1/0.
Finished drilling swedes this day in ten acres South Field with bones, guano and potash.
Began Ploughing over Hemp Dyke ready for manuring and ridging in the morning

Friday 10 June
At Kellington all day, a fine day.
Began manuring Hemp Dyke, 47 loads manure.
Gardener planting out annuals.
Thompson at New Cottages paid me back £2 I laid down at rent day.
I have looked the greatest part of my farm over today.

Saturday 11 June
At Pontefract, a fine cold day.
W Boothman drove the brown horse in my gig.
Drilling turnips in Hemp Dyke.
Finished manuring in the forenoon.
I paid in advance upon 44 shares at £6/5/0, total payment £275/0/0.
Mrs Beevers paid her tithe £1/3/7½.
Ann Peel came to live with us this day.

Sunday 12 June
At Kellington Church, a nice small rain fell this morning.
Mrs Hirst not at church, she is instructing the new maiden how to look and who came yesterday.
Mr Kilner dined with us.
Thomas Backhouse on Friday June 10th says we have 149 ewes and lambs on Common
105 Hagg Hill.
212 Beal Close.
117 Crown land.
16 Flatts.
2 C Heron Garth.
15 rams - total 696.

Monday 13 June
At Barnsley, a fine day.
Settling Well House Farm £6/6/0, Lord Wharncliffe £1/1/0, settling Coates Lane Mr Knowles 5/0 - £7/12/0.
My expenses 13/6.
Got a truck of setts off today.
8 ploughs in Carr Flatt ploughing ready to drill tomorrow.
Paid J Battison Esq for 1 dozen of 1847 brandy £5/0/0.

Tuesday 14 June
At Thorne Fair, a fine day.
W Boothman drove brown colt to Thorne today.
Began drilling turnips in Carr Flatt, bones and guano.
Got 2½ tons cotton cake from P Deane Esq.
Carriage not paid 6/8 per ton.
Mr and Mrs Hurst took tea with us.
My expenses 2/7½.
I paid Mr Acaster for turnip seed £1/11/0.
Sold John Cookson a pig for £5/0/0.

Wednesday 15 June
At Kellington till 1pm then went to see Mrs Waide.
I drove my wife over and took tea with them.
I brought home 50lb rape seed from Mr Wainwriight @ 4½d.
Finished Carr Flatt, only lead 18 loads manure, all the field bones and guano.
Boothman 7 loads manure.
Mrs Hirst called to see Thomas Hurst and gave him £1/0/0.

Thursday 16 June
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a nice thunderstorm.
Lead 42 loads manure into Miller Dyke this day.
2 ploughs began over railway to plough ready for tomorrow morning after finishing Miller Dyke.
Sold 10 acre peas at £9/10/0 per acre, got in hand £20/0/0.
Gardener sold cabbages for £1//5/0.
Potatoes 3/9 to Mrs Pickersgill.

Friday 17 June
At Doncaster, a fine rain with thunder broke off the turnip sowers.
Took out of bank for P Deane £15/0/0.
Makin Durham Esq reference with North Eastree, my expenses 3/5.
Paid Went Drainage rate £2/17/2.
Paid Mr Williams for setts £2/10/3.
J Cookson fetched his pig away.
Mr Mellows and I not examined.

Saturday 18 June
At Pontefract, a fine day after the nice rain yesterday.
W Boothman drove me with brown horse.
Got a truck of coals off T Russett.
Trimming mangles.
Leading manure out of fold yard into 14 acres, 64 loads.
Turned the horses all out to grass this night.

Sunday 19 June
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us.

Monday 20 June
At Leeds, a fine day.
Met Mr Cuttle and Mr Wordsworth, the umpire Kitchen and Elsworth.
My expenses 7/-
Mr Richardson paid me £75 for peas and £20 before - £95/0/0.
Leading manure into Low Common for turnips, 32 loads today and for rape.
Took out of bank Naylor and Goodyear for setts £25/19/0.
Began pulling peas this day.

Tuesday 21 June
At Kellington till after dinner then went to Temple Hirst, a fine hot day.
We finished turnip and rape sowing this day in Low Common.
Lead 14 loads manure this day and have lead 26 into 14 acres and had 3 carts leading into Stones Close.
John Rowley and his son came to say he was going to take J (Tetley) farm.
Sent 5 bests, the last, to Wakefield.
Blistered gig horse.

Wednesday 22 June
At Barnsley, a hot day.
Leading manure into 14 acres, 60 loads manure, 95 before - 155 loads.
Lead part into Stones Close.
Met Mr White today and he paid me 6/6 again.
Lead part manure into garden.
Paid Mr Williams carriage of 2½ tons cotton cake, 6/8 per ton - 16/8.

Thursday 23 June
At Pontefract Assessment Committee, a fine day.
Began mowing clover this day, a bad crop indeed, 12 mowers.
3 carts leading manure out of this fold into Stones Close.
Mr and Mrs and 2 Miss Hursts took tea with us and fruit.
I paid for the lunch for 4 of us today £1/1/11.

Friday 24 June
At Knottingley, a nice rain fell twice this day.
Meeting Mr Mellows over two farms, Steeton Hall and Lumby.
Mr Charles Lake came up tonight to see me about Mr Denby's farm valuation.
Leading manure out of this house fold into Stones Close.
56 these last 2 days manure lead into Stones Close.
Mr Hausall came from York to see me tonight and slept in this room all night.

Saturday 25 June
At Pontefract,a fine day.
I sent Mr Hausall to Burton Salmon by 7-20am.
I paid 2/6 to be sworn in, 1/- bars.
Finished mowing clover this day at noon.
Leading manure out of back fold into Stones Close, 47 loads.
Grey mare and one bay, a brown mare stucted.
Paid into the bank today £71/5/0.
Mrs Hirst at Pontefract this day.
2 men horse hoeing mangles.

Sunday 26 June
At Kellington Church, a rainy day.
Mrs Hirst not there today and no one dined with us this day but by our two selves.

Monday 27 June
At Thorne, a finish day.
Went to see the Rev J (?) and he had gone to Scarbro.
Called to see Makin Durham Esq.
Lead 32 loads manure into the Stones Close and 24 loads into Roal Close.
A deal of birds got off in the 21 acres George Jorden says.
A telegraph message from Newton, Robinson and Brown.

Tuesday 28 June
At York, a fine forenoon then home by 2pm, a fine day.
Paid expenses in going to York to make an affidavit in Glover and Smeaton case, 10/-
Dr Horsfield and his 2 daughters, Sally Scott and Mr Moxon Esq took tea with us.
I paid Mr Beard 10/- for Snaith Show, he paid me 5/- for sheep washing.
Joe Drew's wife got her bed of three children, 2 girls, 1 boy.

Wednesday 29 June
Pontefract Assessment Committee Meeting, a fine day till 4pm.
Leading manure into Roal Close in all yesterday, part Monday and today 125 loads in all.
Lead a part into Beal Close 20 loads.
Mrs Hurst, Mr and Mrs (Harvey) took tea with us.
Dr Horsefall paid for lunch today 13/6.
Just cocked a little clover before it rained.

Thursday 30 June
Leeds Stackeld Park, a fine day.
Meeting Rd Gouthwaite Esq, Mr Hananan, Mr Constable and Mr Bond.
Lead into Beal Close 52 loads manure and into Flatts 13 this afternoon.
Cocked a little clover.
Mrs Poskitt came in to see if I would let them hold the land on that was mine. I told her to leave Mark here and her go to Tranmoor or Sand Hill.

Friday 1 July
At Doncaster, a showery day.
Meeting Mr White, my expenses 9/7.
Leading manure into Flatts 54 loads this day.
Got some coal for thrashing wheat tomorrow.
Began horse hoeing in 19 acres 3 men this day.
Mrs Hirst gone to see the woman with 3 children at Egbrough and gave her 10/-
Flower stucted by Davidson's horse first time.
Money in bank £12453/6/6.

Saturday 2 July
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Thrashed part of a stack of wheat and then went to cock clover.
Drove the brown colt today.
Paid my subscription for Pontefract Show to John Poskitt Jnr, Darrington - £1/1/0.

Sunday 3 July
At Kellington Church, a finest of days, wind very soft.
Mrs Hirst at church also and after the parson had asked up a couple they stepped into the church and he married them and service was stopped while this was done.
Miss Lambert and Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
Raines at 9-30pm.

Monday 4 July
At Wheldale, Red Hill, Ferrybridge, a deal of rain last night and this morning then a fine day.
Our men all at home this forenoon.
Thrashed in the afternoon a stack out which had in all 75 sacks and began of another stack about
4-50 pm.
George says crows plague the peas.

Tuesday 5 July
At Kellington, a fine day till night then a small shower.
I was casting out tithe rents.
Finished thrashing old wheat grown in 1868.
3 men horse hoeing 19 acres.
George Lodge been looking over the new building.
Thomas Holmes and his son been measuring off their work.
Winnowed part wheat.

Wednesday 6 July
At Pontefract Assessment Committee, a fine day.
Began leading clover this day.
Got 150 loads wheat taken up and there is betwixt 20 or 30 more yet to take up.
One ewe and one lamb dead, too weak.
Mrs Brocklebank been to take tea with Mrs Hirst.
Took out of bank £2/0/0.

Thursday 7 July
At Snaith Show, a fine day.
Leading clover, got it all this day.
Finished up winnowing old wheat, total 180 loads.
John Clarke Jnr and his man came to finish front door and touch up my little room this day.
Yellow Alderney cow bulled this day second time.
Expenses @ Snaith 2/-
We took lunch at Mrs Shearburn's this day and tea.
Got 2½ tons cotton, 2½ tons lime cake.

Friday 8 July
At Garforth, a fine hot day very.
Took out of bank for Mr Wood coal bill £13/13/0.
Began hoeing turnips, 12 hoers.
Leading pea straw out of close, brought home 3 loads.
Mr and Mrs and two Miss Hursts took tea with us.
Paid Waud for 2 loads manure 16/-
Mr Dibb sent me a draft for £8/8/0.
Gave 12 mowers 8/9 each towards their mowing.

Saturday 9 July
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Busy hoeing turnips 12 men.
Gardener sold berries and cabbage for £1/9/10.
Mrs Hirst at market.
Marked the ewes and lambs.
I sold Mr Jackson 160 loads wheat at 19/6 per load.
I paid Mr Clarke's bill for Title Deeds. - £31/12/0.

Sunday 10 July
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 11 July
At Snaith and Cowick and Selby, fine day.
My expenses 8/6.
Mr Boothman drove me today all round.
John Cookson sent us a bushel of walnuts to pickle.
Busy sowing rape and all the peas are got this day.
Mrs Hirst gone to tea somewhere Roal or Tranmoor.

Tuesday 12 July
At Pontefract Assessment Committee, a fine day.
My expenses again for lunch 11/9.
Taken off all the lambs today.
Busy drilling rapes after peas bones, guano, hen manure, a nice dressing.
339 lambs, 253 ewes, 79 gimbers, 15 rams - 686.
Men began hoeing turnips this day at noon again. 12 of them.
Took Mrs Hanks and Mrs Hurst some walnuts to pickle.

Wednesday 13 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mrs Waide, Mr Shutcliffe and Mrs Poskitt took dinner and tea.
Mr Dodgson and his two daughters took tea with us.
Finished sowing rapes today.
3 men horse hoeing this afternoon, 2 in forenoon.
12 men turnip hoeing.
Tom Backhouse taken out to feed 32 ewes and put them into Beal Close so we have at present 300 for the ram.

Thursday 14 July
At Stackeld Park, a fine day.
Looking over dilapidations with Rd Gouthwaite, John Hananan, Mr Chorley and Mr Newsome.
Sent Mr Jackson 84 loads wheat.
My horse fell going down Knottingley Hill.
Got home about 10-10 at night.
My expenses 6/6.
Got 20qt peas at 38/- per 36 stone from P Deane of Hull.

Friday 15 July
At Stackeld Park Farm and Hall looking over dilapidation with the same gentlemen as yesterday.
Delivered to Mr Jackson 85 loads of wheat, total 169 @ 19/6.
Got last pea straw home today.
12 men hoeing turnips.

Saturday 16 July
At Pontefract, a fine close day.
I was rather out of order this morning.
W Boothman drove me with brown horse.
Busy setting out turnips this day, 12 hoers.
Mr Jackson paid me in notes £160, gold £4/15/6 - £164/15/6.

Sunday 17 July
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us and after he got his tea he went into to see Mrs Poskitt who they say was drunk this day and was drunk on Thursday and Friday also.
Our young foal died this day so we have lost both foals.

Monday 18 July
At Snaith and Kellington, a fine day.
Took out of bank for P Deane Esq for peas £38/0/0.
14 men hoeing turnips this day.
I went to Snaith to see Mr Shearburn about railway work.
2 men horse hoeing Carr Flatt.
Mrs Poskitt says she has been to Tranmoor to tell Joseph Hutchinson to get out of the house as soon as possible.

Tuesday 19 July
At Kellington, a fine day.
Missionary Meeting, Mrs Hirst went and gave £4/0/0.
Mrs Brocklebank, Mr Johnson and Mr Mollett took tea with us.
Girl went at night to chapel.
I drove round the farm to look at turnip hoers.
Began in last two closes to set out turnips.

Wednesday 20 July
At Goole, a fine hot day.
Met Mr Irving of Newcastle to look over Mr Chantry and Mr Shearburn's land on account of the railway company.
My expenditure today 8/3.
A lamb dead, 338 left.
Mrs Hurst and Willy and Mary came to tea and see what fruit for her.
Sold Mr Wilson potatoes in old fold for £3 to take them next week.

Thursday 21 July
At Pontefract Show, a fine windy day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Bought 11lb mustard seed 5/6.
Paid expenses 7/-
Finished setting out turnips first time over.
I suppose 9 men began mowing grass this afternoon.
3 of them been to the show.
A lamb dead today 337.

Friday 22 July
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting.
Paid for lunch 6/9.
Busy mowing 12 men.
Got some hay up this afternoon.
Sold red currants @ 1/9.

Saturday 23 July
At Pontefract, a fine hot day.
Cocked part hay.
12 men mowing grass.
I sold Mark Pearson a cow in calf for £19.
Mrs Hirst at Pontefarct.
Sold 13 cucumbers for 4/-
Mrs Hirst paid at market £1/12/11½.
George Briggs lamed his ankle.

Sunday 24 July
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert took dinner and tea.

Monday 25 July
At Doncaster, a fine day.
Met Mr Whiite to settle Park Farm valuation and Roe Carr.
Paid 10/6.
Paid Smith for Leeds Mercury 8/6.
Finished mowing grass and began leading hay out of West Ings and if it be fine tomorrow we shall lead again.

Tuesday 26 July
At Gowdall and Cowick, Little Smeaton, Norton and Whitley, a fine day.
Paid Hardy Jackson for drinking 10/- as he had no money to go to Askren with.
Leading hay.
W Boothman went with me to Smeaton, Norton and Whitley.
Mrs Beard, Miss Beard, Miss Fox, Miss Barker took tea with us.
Mark Pearson sent for cow this night.
Gave John Rowley 3/- for his children.

Wednesday 27 July
Rawcliffe and Stevenage for Hitchen.
At night there for Chills in Hertfordshire.
Paid fare £1/11/0.
Expenses 1/6.
Railway to Rawcliffe 3/0.
James White Esq came and took tea with us.
Finished hay leading this day.
Men began hoeing turnips second time over.
Mr Beard paid me 2/6 for wool weighing.

Thursday 28 July
At Chills Farm, Stevenage, Herts, a fine day.
Valuing for Jack Greaves.
Expenses 4/-Got roaned heifer bulled tonight at Mr Rhodes.
Got home at 10-30.

Friday 29 July
At Leeds in Stackeld Park business, a fine day.
My expenses 7/4.
Archbishop of York held a confirmation this day at Kellington and consecrated the new burial ground.
Paid my tailor bill £13/12/6.
Horse hoeing Hemp Dyke this day.
2 lambs dead today.

Saturday 30 July
At Pontefract and Goole. a fine day.
Had Mr Jackson's clerk up to the Board about the meal not having been of good quality.
Horse hoeing Carr Flatt this day.
Paid Wheatley bill £4/9/0.

Sunday 31 July
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 1 August
At Sandal Grange, Barnby Dun and Askren, a fine hot day.
Met Mr Mellows, met Mr Cuttle.
I sent Mrs Poskitt a notice to quit this morning by John Thos Jorden.
Busy hoeing turnips and three horses hoeing also.
Put the lambs upon clover.
Got 45 score of potatoes up ready for Mrs Pickersgill.
A lamb dead this day, a bad one.

Tuesday 2 August
At Paper House, Hadley Lodge, Gateforth Grange, Drax, Carlton, Gowdall and Pollington Field.
Got up 86 score of potatoes ready for Mrs Pickersgill.
Busy hoeing turnips and horse hoeing.
F H Eadon sent his rent due this day £6/0/0.

Wednesday 3 August
At Steeton Hall, Lumby, Ledstone Park and Boot and Shoe, a fine day.
Met Mr Mellows at Knottingley and took him in my gig and then took him to Milford Station.
Grey mare been in dyke.
2 lambs dead 332.
Got haystacks thatched today.
Mrs Pickersgill got the potatoes.
I made a bargain for all the reapers tonight 13/6, 12/6, 10/6, 11/0, to 7/6.
Paid 10 men for turnip hoeing @ 8/0 - £32/8/0.
Mr Russett of Wigglesworth to pay yet.

Thursday 4 August
At Airmyn, Cowick and Rawcliffe, a fine day.
Met Mr Lake to value a deal of wheat and I had a great lot to value by myself.
Men very busy hoeing turnips to get nearly done.
I rode Mr (Beachel's) mare all day.
Thomas Holmes and Cookson measuring off this day new building.

Friday 5 August
At Bearswood Green Ludworth and Carlton, a fine day.
We began harvest 11 scythes.
Oats and wheat cut in Wood Garth.
Paid Mr Vandravart poor rate in all at 6d in the pound - £26/0/7½.
Mrs Boothman brought 1½ dozen of bottles of porter, paid 4/6.

Saturday 6 August
At Bagley near Tickhill, Skellow Mill - a fine day.
My expenses for Bagley 13/6.
Busy cutting oats and began cutting wheat.
Mrs Hirst been at market instead of me.
Received two telegraph messages today.

Sunday 7 August
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst @ church.
Miss Lambert, Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us

Monday 8 August
At Tadcaster, a fine day.
Valuing for Houseman and Bywater by order of John Smith Esq, brewer.
Mr and Mrs and two Miss Hursts took tea with us.
John Mills Esq clerk came and served me with a subpoena for next Monday at Leeds.
Got the wheat cut on Low Common.
Began cutting barley in Beal Close and Grainger Garth.
My expenses 6/6.
Gardener sold the apples at 8d per stone, delivered 11 stone to Mrs Pickersgill.

Tuesday 9 August
At Snaith and Brantingham, a fine day.
Met Mr (?) and Mr Taylor to value after meeting Mr Wright at Snaith
Busy cutting wheat and barley.
Gardener getting apples, 72 stone got.
My expenses today 1/7, 1/6.

Wednesday 10 August
At Church Fenton and Scorley Grange, a fine day.
Valuing crops.
My expenses for Bramley 3/0, Dennison and Kempley 14/0.
Busy cutting barley we are.
Mr Chorley has been here tonight to see me and I was not @ home.
Gardener getting apples.

Thursday 11 August
At Kellington and Askren to bathe, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst went with me to have the bath.
Busy cutting barley, Mrs Hirst and I rode to see the reapers.
I paid 11 men 20/- each towards harvesting, only C Wrigglesworth and William Russett not paid anything.
I paid Bill Stacey 11/3 which ought to have come for last Friday.

Friday 12 August
At Kellington till afternoon then Knottingley to meet Mr Bentley in Lardman's case.
We began leading wheat out of Thos Wood Garth and Whitley Lane Close, first this season.
Men cutting barley as fast as they can.
I paid W Russett 20/- towards his harvest, only C Wrigglesworth to pay 20/- and then they will have had 20/- each.
I sold Mrs Pickersgill 16/- worth of eggs.
She paid me for 100 stone of apples at 8d - £3/6/8.
Goose dead today.

Saturday 13 August
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst brought me two letters.
Finished first wheat stack today.
Paid Thomas Backhouse for lambing time £2/0/0.
A lamb to kill today Tom the groom says.
R T Lee Esq sent us 2 brace of grouse this day, paid 1/-

Sunday 14 August
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
No one dined with us today.
We had a brace of grouse to dinner.

Monday 15 August
At Leeds in the morning, back to dinner.
Expenses 6/11.
Leading wheat with 5 carts off Low Common.
Made second stack with about 5 acres of wheat, the first stack has near 8 acres in it.
Died at Kellington this day Mrs Dickon aged 70 years.
2 of Mr Rhodes men cutting barley for us.
Got all our wheat cut but about 8 acres.
A bad lamb dead today.

Tuesday 16 August.
At Kellington, a fine day.
Busy leading wheat off Low Common.
Got 3 stacks up.
Mr Chorley came and took tea with us and he had some fruit.
Thomas Backhouse, Bob Hampshire, Dick Gothard, George Stacey got a lamb amongst them.
Got all the wheat cut this day.
Sent out several valuations today.

Wednesday 17 August
At York, a fine day.
Met Mr Gouthwaite and Mr Hannanan.
I paid fare 1/3, 8/6 - 9/9.
Lead Hall Garth wheat today into the stack next to Horse Close.
Buried old Mrs Dickon aged 72 years old.
We are cutting barley as fast as we can just now.

Thursday 18 August
At Leeds Assizes, a fine day till 6pm then a most beautiful rain.
I was to be witness in J Wells and Cooper case - trespass Goole Fields.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Hurst took tea, my groom came to fetch me from Knottingley.
Only about 5 acres of wheat to lead.
Getting most of our barley cut.
Nearly 5 stacks got up.

Friday 19 August
At Leeds, a fine day.
I was a witness again today in Wells and Cooper case.
Verdict for John Wells Esq 40/0 and costs.
We have nearly got all our corn cut this night but about 1 rood barley.
Mr Atkinson of Adwick le Street came to see me and Mrs Wood and niece took tea with us.

Saturday 20 August
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Finished leading wheat, only a few rakings of wheat to lead.
Leading oats.
All the men but Bill Stacey and Bill Frank and Bill Russett are raking their work up today.
Mrs Hirst at market.
The old horse picked up a nail in his foot.
Mr T Moxon been drunk for a fortnight.

Sunday 21 August
At Kellington Church, a fine day till seven pm then a small shower fell at night, not much.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert dined with us only today.

Monday 22 August
At Moor End Thorne, a fine day till 3pm then rain broke us off.
Leading first barley this day, got about 14 acres lead.
Paid John Bank for Rd Bank's bill £15/9/0.
Paid 10 of the labourers 20/- each towards harvest wages.
Bob and Bill Russett not paid this night.
Thomas Lockwood paid me for 1 acre 2 roods grass at £3/10/0 per acre - £5/5/0.

Tuesday 23 August
At Norton and Whitley, a fine day.
Leading barley again this afternoon into the barns.
Mr Rhodes, his wife and daughter and a Newcastle lady came and took tea and fruit with us.

Wednesday 24 August
At Kellington, a fine day after a good shower in the night.
Leading barley with 8 carts and oats with wagon.
Got 4 acres and Beal Close Cleared.
Mr Mann came from Wakefield to see if I could go to Thornhill to value damages done by glassworks.
Sent Mr Jenkinson his valuation.

Thursday 25 August
At Doncaster, a finish day till 4pm then rain stopped us from leading barley.
Got the oats and wheat rakings.
Only 20 stacks barley in Carr Flatt.
Nearly got half of top Church Close.

Friday 26 August
Doncaster, a fine day.
Leading barley as fast as we can.
I met Mr Mellows to settle 4 valuations.
I paid fare 1/3, 4/8, 6/6 - 12/6.

Saturday 27 August
At Pontefract, a fine day till 7pm then rain.
Leading barley, about 17 acres out yet to lead.
Mrs Hirst not at market today.
Mr John Rowley paid me for valuing Thos Wass.

Sunday 28 August
At Kellington Church, a finish day after a rainy night.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
We dined and took tea by ourselves.

Monday 29 August
At Kellington, a finish day.
We finished leading barley sheaves this day, only a few barley raking to lead out of Stone Close and 14 acres.
Mr Beard went to Pontefract on Saturday and has not returned at 6pm.
It is supposed W Harrison of Hirst is drowned on Saturday night.

Tuesday 30 August
At Leeds, a fine day.
Finished the few rakings this day.
I paid Rishforth for 12 B of mushroom spawn 6/-
I paid fare 1/3, 3/6, 1/2, 2/6 - 7/2.
Let Mr Robson have 2 B spawn.
Mr and Mrs Long, Miss Dodgson and W T Moxon Esq took fruit.

Wednesday 31 August
At Doncaster, a fine day.
I met Mr Mellows and Mr White.
Paid expenses 14/1.
Busy thatching stacks.
Began ploughing Low Lund Croft 3 ploughs this afternoon.
Mr Kilner came and paid Mr Croysdale's tithe £2/3/5.
I paid Mr Mellows for umpire at Brown and Hall's business - £2/2/0.

Thursday 1 September
At Kellington, a finish day.
I went out a shooting, I shot 6 brace birds bagged and lost 3 brace, shot a hare also.
John Illingworth took for R T Lee Esq 3½ brace and a hare.

Friday 2 September
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine day after a rainy stormy morning.
I paid shot 6/9.
Got nearly all thatched up this night.
Busy ploughing 14 acres with 5 ploughs and dragging it also.
I took Mrs Hanks some plums and pears and John Bentley also.

Saturday 3 September
At Pontefract, a fine day.
I paid Thos Holmes £160 towards his bill out of railway dividend.
Mrs Hirst at market this day.
Reports say the Emperor of France has given in and is in the hands of the King of Prussia.
Busy ploughing Hall Garth.
I paid for a game license for William Illingworth £3/0/0.

Sunday 4 September
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Mr Brocklebank, Mr Hinchcliffe, Mr Ed Poskitt, Miss Lambert dined and took dinner with us.
All but Mr Brocklebank went home to tea
Sally Mapplebeck very ill indeed this day.
Yellow Alderney bulled 3rd time today.

Monday 5 September
At Wakefield, a dull day.
Settling Thorne and Stackeld Park valuation.
Expenses 5/-
I gave Bill Illingworth a game killing license £3/0/0, he has shot us a brace birds.
Mr Dodgson and wife took tea with us tonight.
Sold Henry and John Poskitt 3 shearling rams for £31/10/0.
Mr Brocklebank called tonight and took a glass or two of wine.

Tuesday 6 September
At Kellington, a finish day, rain at night.
It is 36 years this day since we was married and we have dined by ourselves this day out of a brace birds shot by Bill Illingworth.
4 men trimming stacks at this house nearly done.
Keeper putting sticks down in Roal, Mr Lee going to have the shooting.
Tom says we have lost a lamb out of Sherwood Close.
Got the engine to chop in the morning.

Wednesday 7 September
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Bill Scott writing out 11 stamps.
I paid for his dinner and me 5/0, horse 1/0 - 6/0.
Filled chop house with chop first time since last turnip sowing time.

Thursday 8 September
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine cold day.
I paid the shot 9 of us for 10/0 - ham and sandwich.
Busy ploughing oat stubble over for wheat by railway.
Leading twitch of Low Lund Croft.
Mrs Hirst went to Beal this afternoon.

Friday 9 September
At Doncaster, a stormy day at times.
George Jorden sold Mr Wood Kellingley 2 rams for £21/0/0.
Mr, Mrs, Miss and Willy Hurst came to tea this day.
Busy dressing fallows with 15 horses.
I paid Rev J Mann tithe £21/1/7.
Mr Mellows says R Taylor says I am always against him in valuing.
Killed first goose this day for this season.

Saturday 10 September
At Pontefract, a stormy day.
W Boothman went with me today.
Mrs Hirst at home.
H Newby has bought 2½ stones of eating apples.

Sunday 11 September
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us.
We had first roast goose for this season.

Monday 12 September
At Selby, a sharp storm at noon, fine before.
Thrashed an old rye stack with 114 sacks with 10½ stone in each sack.
Got thatch pegs out ready for thrashing some old oats in the morning.
I took Mr Elston some grapes and 3 peaches.
I paid expenses 5/6.
Ordered 30qt of Indian corn @ 31/6.
Ordered 20qt peas @ 37/-
Ordered 5 ton cotton cake £6/6/0.
Paid Joe Baker's bill £13/0/0.

Tuesday 13 September
At Kellington, a rainyish day.
We thrashed old oats.
Greased gears, cleaned the stables out and jobbed about the men did in the afternoon.
George Stones came here today, his son could set his farm at Sykehouse @ £3 per acre upon 14 year lease.

Wednesday 14 September
At Carlton near Selby, a fine cold day.
Valuing for Reynolds for administration.
Took Tom the groom with me.
Thrashed 42½ loads of wheat out of East Field for seed.
Began paying harvest work off this night.

Thursday 15 September
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine day after a frosty night.
I paid expenses lunch 10/6.
Bust ploughing Stones Close and dragging and harrowing.
Thatching both stacks.
Mr Hurst, his wife and daughter took tea and fruit with us and grouse.

Friday 16 September
At Wakefield, a dull day.
Settling East Ardsley valuation with Mr Wordsworth Esq.
Expenses 8/-
Got 20qt peas from P Deane Esq.
Sold Mr Mollett a ram for £10/10/0, gave him 2/6, man 2/0 - £10/5/6.
Mrs Mason and her son came to see Mrs Hirst.

Saturday 17 September
At Pontefract, a dull day.
I took Miss Hollings 2 brace of birds.
I bought a weighing machine of England for £4/0/0, weights 17/0.
Mrs Hirst at market.
Thomas Wood paid for 2 rams £21/0/0, I gave him 5/0 - £20/15/0.
Busy leading twitch off Broom Flatt.

Sunday 18 September
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
A collection for the wounded in the war, gave £1/10/0.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 19 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mr Mollett fetched his ram.
R Hurst Esq, his wife and 2 daughters and W T Moxon took tea with us.
George Jorden been to Birkin Holme to look at beasts.
I wrote Mr Mellows.

Tuesday 20 September
Sandbeck and (?) a fine day.
Sent Miss Hewson £5 Bank of England note, no 31412, 1869 July 15th Leeds, H Dixon.
Mr England brought us a weighing machine and 17 stone weights.
My expenses 18/6 this day.
Busy with the fallows.
Got 5 ton cotton cake from Mr Deane of Hull £31/10/0.

Wednesday 21 September
Beal Tithe at night 7pm.
Gribthorpe, a fine day very.
Horse and gig and barr, expenses 21/-
Men busy ploughing, dragging and harrowing fallows.
R T Lee Esq and party shooting, got a deal of birds.
George (Guise) Esq with him also.
R T Lee Esq family called and took fruit with Mrs Hirst.

Thursday 22 September
Egbro Tithe.
Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine day.
I paid shot this day 13/0.
I paid Mr Bentley14/-
Dr Horsfall 13/6.
Paid before July 22 £3/8/2 - total £5/8/8.
Assessment Meeting lunch 12/0 - £6/0/8.
Mrs Hirst went to Hutt Green with me tonight.
Took Mr T Moxon and Mrs Hanks some damsons this day.
Mrs Hirst gave Mrs Brocklebank for tea pot cosy £1/0/0.

Friday 23 September
Kellington Tithe.
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine day.
I paid shot this day 12/-
Took tithe rent this night at Kellington.
Mrs Hirst been gathering blackberries.
Busy working fallows and leading twitch into stacks.
J G Smith Esq sent me a cheque £60/9/0.
R T Lee Esq and Bob Morritt Esq was shooting and shot 56 brace birds, sent me 6 brace.

Saturday 24 Sptember
At Pontefract Board Meeting for the new contracts.
Gave Mrs Hanks and Mrs Summerson a brace birds and W Gilder also.
Mrs Hirst came to Pontefract.
Paid into bank £208/17/0.
I paid Cookson all off for new building, the bill was £103/17/0.

Sunday 25 September
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
Mr Shutcliffe took tea and supper with us.
Mrs Hirst at church today.

Monday 26 September
At Kellington and Airmyn, a fine day.
Went to meet Mr Lake over the late Mr Weatherhill premises for dilapidation.
I sold George Hargreaves of the beast market Huddersfield an old clover stack for £150, paid on account £5 - £145/0/0, to begin 12 October and get it away in two months within a day or two under or over, to pay for it before taken away, I don't do any leading.
I looked at the lambs at turnips, look pretty well.
Paid Mr Beard highway rate £20/3/11½.
Gave George Briggs 10/- to go to doctor.

Tuesday 27 September
At Pontefract, a fine day.
I was valuing Mrs Carter's house and R Hurst's haystack.
Dined with R Hurst Esq.
At 4pm set off to Newark.
Got a letter from Richardson, (Gutch) and Co for £48/1/0.
I went to Newark this night to R Chattam's The Ram Hotel.
Heifer with lump on her face bulled again.

Wednesday 28 September
At Newark, a fine day.
Did not buy any beasts but bid £13 each for 12 of them.
Mr Barnaby paid me the balance of my account £4/0/0.
My expenses for journey and meat £1/4/9.
Cookson brought us some walnuts.
Mrs Earnshaw's daughter and Miss Priestley called after tea.
Busy ploughing Fenteman Close.
Taking a little earth out of New House fold.

Thursday 29 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
I was casting out Pontefract Mrs Carter's premises and writing out valuations.
Mrs Hirst and I got the walnuts with Tom Jorden's help.
Men busy in the new fold yard.
A lamb dead 298.

Friday 30 September
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine day.
I bought a pair of horse clipping shears 18/0 and a comb 6d - 18/6.
Clock dresser done both our clocks this afternoon.
I paid into bank £48/1/0.
Mr T Moxon Esq, Mr and Mrs amd two Miss Hursts took tea with us.
Mrs Hirst gave Maud a lot of pears to take to school with her.
I paid the shot at Assessment Meeting 10/-
Busy harrowing Beal Close and getting stuff off.

Saturday 1 October
At Pontefract Market, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Rd Moxon Esq paid in this day to the trust account £1450.
I paid for weighing machine £4/0/0 and 18 stone weights £4/13/0 to Mr England.

Sunday 2 October
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us and took tea.

Monday 3 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Sent out several valuations.
Gardener got most of our pears this day.
Mr Brocklebank came to get me to write out our agreements for R Watkinson not to sell swede turnips.
Robert Foulds gave me the assessment tax receipt which I ought to have had last April.

Tuesday 4 October
At Hambleton, a fine day.
Mr Brocklebank went with me to value Mr (Bew's) land.
Got our potatoes this day, a good crop.
Put the ram to the ewes this day.
4 ewes tupped by the two shearlings.
Mrs Hirst and I went to look at the potato getters.
Sold a lot of fallen apples to C Raynor for 5/6.

Wednesday 5 October
At Brind Common and Dumple Hill, a fine dull day.
Met Mr J Clutton Esq over these two farms.
4 ewes to the two shearlings, 4 before - total 8 ewes.
John Poskitt Jnr came and said he would come in the morning for a ram either at £7 or £8.
Ploughing Beal Close over again this forenoon.

Thursday 6 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Men leading manure out of Middle House fold into the gardens and Roal Close.
3 ewes to the two shearlings, 3 to old ram, 3 to the new sheep - 17 lambs.
The police officer taken R Foulds to Snaith because he does not pay his poor rate.
Mr and Mrs Hurst took tea with us.
Paid Thomas Hawksworth £1 towards drain dressing.
Paid 3/9 to Aire and Calder Company.

Friday 7 October
At Kellington, a soft showery afternoon.
I went a shooting with R T Lee Esq.
We got 23 brace birds, 8 hares, 2 rabbits - he left Mrs Hirst 4 brace birds.
18 ewes 9 old sheep, 9 new sheep - - total 35 ewes.
Busy cleaning the fold yard of the manure.

Saturday 8 October
At Pontefract, a rainy day after a rainy night, a deal of rain fallen.
13 ewes 8 old sheep, 5 new sheep - 47 ewes.
Fiirst gimber tupped.
Mr Stephenson took tea with us.
I gave Mr Booth a basket of pears.
Fetched a cart load tiles from M Scott Womersley for front of New House.

Sunday 9 October
At Kellington Church, a rainy day.
Mrs Hirst at church today.
We dined by ourselves.
24 ewes, 11 old sheep. 11 new sheep, 2 with shearlings.

Monday 10 October
At Kirkham Gate, East Ardsley, a fine day after a rainy morning.
My expenses this day 10/-
19 ewes 5 old sheep, 10 new sheep, 4 to 2 shearlings - total 91 ewes so far.
A lamb dead this day 296.
C Raynor fetched the fallen apples, he bought what we had to spare @ 6d per stone - 5/6.
I am 67 years old this night.
George Jorden been getting 6 loads peas cocked.

Tuesday 11 October
At Moors Hatfield, a fine day, frosty night.
James White was to have met me but his wife's sister died last night so he sent his nephew.
18 ewes 7 old sheep, 8 new sheep, 3 two shearlings - total 109 ewes.
I called upon Makin Durham to make me a place of the exchanges betwixt the Rev George (?) and himself.
Took Mrs Shearburn some pears, she gave me a pheasant.
Took Mr Kenyon some peas also Mr White some and grapes.

Wednesday 12 October
At Kellington, a rainy day and very windy.
Fetched 19 beasts home from Birkin Holme and paid for them £48/0/0.
I paid him for 5 cows @ 3/6 - 17/6.
He paid me for 19 score sheep washing 9/6.
He paid me for valuing £3/3/0.
8 ewes - 3 old sheep, 4 new sheep, 1 shearling, one gimber with two shear sheep - total 117.
Mrs Davis Briggs got her bed of a son this day.

Thursday 13 October
At York, a rainy showery day.
Settling Gribthorpe agreement and tenant right with Mr Clutton and he paid me my account up to this night £40/3/0.
11 ewes - 6 old sheep - 52 so far, 5 new sheep - total 128.
Joe Stacey draining front of George Jorden's house.
Lead the road scrapings off Egbrough road into close by station.
Sent 10/- to Beal Missionary Meeting.

Friday 14 October
At Kellington, a fine spring day.
14 ewes - 8 old sheep - 60 so far, 6 new sheep - total 142 ewes.
Men busy leading dikings in the Ings.
2 men draining in front of George's house.
Mapplebeck leading tank water.
Bevis, Pullam, Coulson and Jos Shillito took tea with us.
Thos Brocklebank called this afternoon.

Saturday 15 October
At Pontefract, a fine day.
20 ewes - 9 old sheep - 69, 7 new sheep, 4 to shearlings - total 162 ewes.
Mrs Hirst at Pontefract this day.
Sent Mrs hanks some pears but she was not at home.
Lead a cart load of wall bricks from Mr Scott.
Paid into bank Mr Clutton's cheque £40 /3/0.

Sunday 16 October
At Kellington Church, a rainy morning.
Mrs Hirst not at church today.
We dined by our two selves.
10 ewes - 5 old sheep, 74 so far, 5 new sheep - total 172.

Monday 17 October
At Selby to meet Mr Elston and Mr Dennison about Darrington Farm and they paid me £3/3/0 less my expenses 5/0 - £2/18/0.
A stormy day.
9 ewes - 4 old sheep, 3 new sheep, 2 shearlings - total 181.
I bought 30qt Indian corn @ 30/6.
I bought of Mr Smith of Selby 10 loads of peas.
Put all the lambs into Hemp Dike turnips.
Mr and Mrs Hurst, Mr and Mrs Smith took tea with us.
George Jorden been to Heck to R Fenton and we are to have small potatoes @ 4/- per tub.

Tuesday 18 October
Leeds, a fine day, rather dull at night.
7 ewes - 5 old sheep, 83 so far, 2 new sheep - total 188 ewes.
I bought myself a pair of boots 18/-
I ordered of Rd Hardwick a shooting jacket and waistcoat.
Paid expenses 7/3.
Thos J Fox paid me £2/4/0.

Wednesday 19 October
At Kellington, a dull rainy day at times.
I sent Mr Clutton his agreement back for Gribthorpe with my remarks.
Lord Wharncliffe sent us a brace of pheasants this day.
George Hargreaves paid me towards the haystack £45/0/0, had £5 in hand which makes £50/0/0.
4 ploughs shurling Low Church Close for peas.
12 ewes - 9 old sheep, 92 so far, 3 new sheep, 2 over again to the two shearlings - total 200.

Thursday 20 October
At Pontefract, a stormy day.
8 ewes - 6 old sheep, 98 so far, 2 new sheep, 1 over again to the two shear tups - total 208.
Fetched 2 cart load potatoes from Robert Fenton out of Mr Scolthorpe's field at Little Heck @ 4/- per tub.
Gardener busy in the pit taking out all the old earth and putting in stones, lime grass and sods.
Paid Wm Scholey for beef 7/2½.

Friday 21 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
10 ewes - 6 old sheep, 104 so far, 4 new sheep - total 219.
Hay cutting getting on today.
James (?) sent Howden rent £44/6/9.
Rev Cayley sent us a brace of pheasants.

Saturday 22 October
At Pontefract, a rainy day.
Fetched two stone posts this day.
10 ewes - 7 old sheep, 111 so far, 3 new sheep, 4 over again 2 old and 2 new sheep - total 229.
Messrs Constable and Maskill sent me a cheque for £44/16/0.
I paid into bank £99/6/6.

Sunday 23 October
At Kellington Church, a rainy morning, fine afternoon.
Mrs Hirst at church.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
Lamb dead 293 left.
7 ewes - 5 old sheep, 2 new sheep, 1 over to new sheep - total 236.

Monday 24 October
At Badsworth, a rainy morning.
Took Mr Bentley with me.
Taking tiles off Mrs Farrar's house.
7 ewes - 4 old sheep, 3 new sheep - total 243.
Paid Miss Mann for clothing club £1/5/0.

Tuesday 25 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
14 ewes - 8 old sheep 128 so far, 6 new sheep, 1 over old sheep 5 so far, 1 over to new sheep - total 257.
Fetched 2 stone posts today for Upper Common.
Got the roof and floors out of Mrs Farrar's house.
I have wrote Constable and Maskill and Mr Edmondson.
Harrowed Church Close to be ploughed for peas.
C Raynor fetched 30 stone apples.

Wednesday 26 October
At Doncaster, a fine day till 4pm.
Met Mr White and Mr Bentley.
16 ewes - 9 old sheep so far 137, 7 new sheep, 1 over to old sheep 6 so far, 1 over to new sheep.
Began sowing wheat over railway.
Paid expenses 8/0, 1/3, 2/0, 2/0, 4/0, 1/3.
I paid Mrs (Pies) for horse and gig to Sandbeck 10/0, groom 1/0.
I signed the price of land at Fenwick at (Shully) and Atkinson's office, Doncaster - £235.

Thursday 27 October
At Kellington, a rainy showery day at times.
8 ewes - 5 old sheep 142, 3 new sheep, one over to the shearling - total 281.
Fetched 2 stone posts.
I paid C Belwood for Robert Fenton 16 tubs potatoes @ 4/- - £3/4/0.
Jos Scholey paid me G Jolly's tithe rent.

Friday 28 October
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting.
Got home without lunch today.
6 ewes - 3 old sheep 145 so far, 3 new sheep, 2 over to new sheep.
Mr and Mrs Hurst and Mr T Moxon Esq took tea with us.
2 pheasants to tea.
Paid into bank cheque from Constable and Maskill - £44/16/0.

Saturday 29 October
At Pontefract, a wet day.
6 ewes - 3 to old sheep 148, 3 to new sheep, 2 over to old sheep 8 so far, 1 to new sheep - total 293.
Got 30qt Indian corn from Mr P Deane, Hull @ 30/6.
Young Alderney heifer bulled this day first time at Mr Rhodes.

Sunday 30 October
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not @ church today.
Mr Kilner and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
No ewes in tupping today.

Monday 31 October
At Treeton and Fence Farm, a rainy morning, a fine afternoon.
John Bentley and I went together and we got our dinner at Mr Whites at Moorgate.
Expenses of this day 9/9.
2 ewes old tup 150 so far, 1 over to each old sheep 9 so far, 1 to new sheep.
Only 6 to tup first time over.
Fetched a load of wall bricks this day from Womersley.
Cleaned the well out at New House.

Tuesday 1 November
At Leeds, a fine day.
I paid my tailor bill £3/14/6.
R Hurst Esq, his wife and Mr and Mrs (?) took tea with us.
I bought 10 tons of pure lime cake at £11/12/0 per ton to take as I want it, 10 tons best cotton cake at £6/14/0 at Whitley Bridge all of it.

Wednesday 2 November
At Kellington, a fine day after a frosty night.
Took out of bank for P Deane Esq £45/15/0.
R T Lee Esq and party shooting, shot 10 hares and 14 or 15 brace birds.
C Cooke Esq with them.
I sold old horse gear to young Metcalf for £5 and he paid £5/0/0.
Got all the slick from Rhodes and Dalby.
1 ewe old sheep, over again to old sheep 10.

Thursday 3 November
Pontefract Stautes this day.
At Kellington till afternoon then Ferrybridge.
Bought of F Easton 9 steer beasts @ £17 - £153/0/0 and 10 heifers @ £14/5/0 - £142/10/0 - total £295/10/0.
I then went to Pontefract to meet Mr Charles Lake to settle some valuations.
Mrs Hurst and I took tea at Mr Hurst's.
Brought home 2 pork pies and some spare ribs.
Sown some wheat over railway.

Friday 4 November
At Knottingley to look at John S Bentley fire damages.
Back to dinner out of spare rib sent by Mrs Hurst.
Got a truck carrots from Mr (Oram) at 42 - per ton.
Only a puce of land left at station.
Took the 19 beasts 3 cotton cakes.
Busy sowing oat stubble with wheat and guano.
Sent R T Lee Esq a goose today and he sent back 2 brace pheasants.

Saturday 5 November
At Pontefract, a fine melsh day.
I paid into the bank, R T Lee Esq, £80/0/0.
Finished sowing in Low Common oat stubble with wheat.
Mrs Hirst came to market after dinner.
I paid Thomas Holmes the balance of his bill, 357 total.
2 ewes over again to old sheep.

Sunday 6 November
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
4 ewes over again to old sheep, 1 gimber first time to old sheep.

Monday 7 November
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine dull misty day.
Cutting mangles and leading home 23 loads this day.
Stopped in the board room till 5pm this day.
I lent Miss Lambert £20/0/0 till next Saturday. Paid again Nov 19/70.
1 ewe first time old sheep, one more to old sheep 17 so far.
One over to new sheep.

Tuesday 8 November
At Leeds, a fine thick foggy day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
John France paid me £7/10/0.
(Piglin) bill £20/0/5, Marshall and (?) £2/19/0, Hodgson Glass £5/10/0, Kettlewell £1/7/0, Knight 15/0 - £30/11/5, fare 9/6, 2/0, Mrs Hirst £2/14/9 - total £33/17/8.
1 gimber to old sheep, 154.
Lead 26 loads mangles, total 49.

Wednesday 9 November
At Kellington, a fine day after frosty foggy morning.
Got 8 loads of rye in exchange with Mr Poskitt.
Lead 15 loads mangles, before 49 - 64 loads so far.
No ewes in tupping today.
Joe Stacey gone home ill.
George Briggs lame in his back.
Sent groom to see Mr Swales and to ask how Mr Beard was - rather better.
Paid Joe Baker's bill £6/4/6.
Paid Joe Baker for thrashing £34/0/0.
Took out of bank for J Baker £40/0/0.

Thursday 10 November
At Kellington and Pontefract, a cold day after a frosty night.
I went to look over the land and building bought by W Moxon Esq to divide betwixt R Hurst Esq and him.
Sent Earl Cathcart Heck rate this day.
Exchanged 3 loads rye with John Poskitt.
Finished getting mangles this day 15 loads, 64 before - total 79 loads.
Mr and Mrs and Master Sam Hurst took tea and fruit with us.
1 ewe over again to old sheep 18.
1 over to new sheep.

Friday 11 November
At Kellington, stormy day at times.
We began sowing Miller Dyke this day.
Brought 9 bullocks into the Falls.
One gimber over again to new sheep.
I went out a shooting with W Boothman, I shot 2 hares, we only saw 7 and they were wild.
2 ewes over again, 1 third time, 1 of them to new sheep

Saturday 12 November
At Pontefract, a cold day after a frosty night.
Busy sowing Miller Dyke.
Got engine ready to thrash on Monday next.
I bought 40 bushel peas of John Heckingbottom @ 10/6 per bushel, he sends them on Monday.
Mr Thos Moxon Esq not sober yet.
Paid Mr Wood's clerk for copy out Heck rate for Earl Cathcart 3/4.
One ewe over again to old sheep, 19.

Sunday 13 November
At Kellington Church, a rainy morning.
Mrs Hirst not at church, a very bad cold she has.
We dined by ourselves.
Had a tup hog to kill today.
Mr (Houndsfield) took tea with us.
I went and told the police officer we had a heifer in the mouth disease and he must go look after her and if so to report the case.
1 hog dead besides the one to kill, 290.

Monday 14 November
At Selby, a rainy morning, fine after.
We have begun thrashing barley, the first this season out of New House barn.
Fetched 2½ tons lime cake from Whitley Station P Deane Esq.
George says he thinks a bullock has began in mouth disease.
Got 10 sacks of peas from John Hickinbottom £2/2/0 per sack.
Jos Scholey got a tup hog 63lb.

Tuesday 15 November
At Kellington, a sharp frosty morning, then rainy afternoon.
Thrashing barley again today.
Mrs Hurst, her two daughters and her son Willy took tea with us.
Got 2½ ton of cotton cake today.
Got one ton coals or 1½ ton - Tom Russett.
John Cookson took 2 geese away, one for himself and one for Mr Tinker.

Wednesday 16 November
At Doncaster Fair, a fine day.
I settled Mr Baddley valuation at Hatfield this day and paid Mr Mellows10/6.
I have from Mr Baddley £8/5/3.
We have finished thrashing barley 3 days.
My expenses 6/3.
Mrs Hirst is better today I am glad to say.

Thursday 17 November
At Kellington, a dull frosty day.
I took out of bank P Deane Esq, £45/15/0.
Winnowing barley and I sold it to Mr Hurst for 40/- per qt.
Mr and Mrs Hurst came to buy the barley and take tea with us and a brace of birds.
Got 2½ ton marselles cake from Mr Croysdale @ £10/15/0.
I believe Thomas Backhouse has taken the rams away from the ewes.
Paid Jos Scholey for beef 4/6.

Friday 18 November
At Kellington, a frosty day.
We winnowed in all 140qt sacks and sent it to the station for R Hurst.
George Copley 1 sack, Rd Gothard 4 stone.
Total best 141qt 2 bushels, tail end 11qt - 152qt 2 bushels.
Sent Miss Lambert a goose this day.
George Jorden a goose this day.
A lamb dead and I suppose Jos Scholey has taken a very bad one away.

Saturday 19 November
At Pontefract, a cold day, frost going.
Men getting straw and chaff into the barns.
Leading manure into the garden for the borders.
R T Lee Esq sent Mrs Hirst a brace of grouse.
Thos Backhouse at home ill.
Miss Lambert paid me the £20 she borrowed.

Sunday 20 November
At Kellington Church, a fine day after a frosty night.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert, Mr Edward Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
Thomas backhouse ill at home.

Monday 21 November
At Doncaster, a showery day.
Settling Stainton valuations two of them and talking over Foules of Conisbro and viewing Goody and Wallace property at Doncaster.
Paid expenses 10/9.
Got 30 bushels peas from Smith of Selby.
6 ploughs @ work today and presser also.
Paid G Baddley of Hatfield his valuation his valuation £7/14/9.

Tuesday 22 November
At Kellington, a fine forenoon, rainy afternoon.
Mr Swales came here this morning to say he could not pay the tithe and I told him it must be paid on Saturday next without fail.
I went with him to look at Egbro award.
Thrashed half a stack of maslin before noon, broke off by rain.
2 hogs dead overthrown - 287.

Wednesday 23 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
Finished thrashing maslin stack - 75 loads best, 3½ tail end - 78½ loads.
Chopped the place full after thrashing out the stack.
3 ploughs and presser finishing the ten acre ready to sow in the morning.
Got the 4 loads straw into the barn.
Thomas Russett - paid for the carrots 4 tons 11 cwt @ 42/0 - £9/11/0 and 25 tubs potatoes £5/12/6 - due to Thomas Russett £15/3/6.
Paid Thomas Russett Nov 28/70 £15/3/6 and we have got 13½ tubs of potato sets.

Thursday 24 November
At Ouston in the forenoon, Kellington to dine.
I was valuing game damages betwixt Mr Cooke and his tenant Mr John Ward.
9 ploughs ploughing Top Lund Croft for peas.
I paid John Vandravart poor rate for self and Earl Cathcart £52/8/0.
Paid for beef 6/7½.
Mrs Hurst and Lucy came to tea.
Fetched a load coals for gardener.

Friday 25 November
At Wakefield, a fine day.
Sown ten acres South Field with wheat this afternoon.
7 ploughs in Top Lund Croft in the morning.
Mr Greenhough sent us the sheep watering stuff and his horse ran away.
My expenses 7/-
Paid Mr Williams carriage of peas 7/6.

Saturday 26 November
At Pontefract, a dull thick foggy day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
2 hogs dead this morning again.
Began watering the ewes, I suppose 120 watered.
Got the 10 heifers home out of Carrs.
I sold Mr John Jackson of Fleet Mills 73 or 74 loads maslin @ 18/6 and 8 or 10 loads wheat at 22/0 to be put on @ Whitley Bridge for Methley Junction.

Sunday 27 November
At Kellington, a fine day, at church.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Mr Charles Kilner dined with us and went to Sherwood to his tea.

Monday 28 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
Mr George Hargreaves sent by his man on account of hay £47/0/0 leaving a balance due to me of £53.
Sent Mr John Jackson, Fleet Mills, 75 loads maslin, 13 loads wheat to Methley Junction - £83/13/6.
Paid into bank by S Hurst Esq £180/0/0.
Paid Thomas Russett for carrots and potatoes £15/3/6.
Pigs put up to feed.

Tuesday 29 November
At Leeds and Middleton, a fine day.
3 ploughs in Miller Dyke ploughing for rye, 3 in Top Lund Croft.
3 men watering ewes I dare say get them done.
I paid Kettlewell 11/0 difference betwixt the drugs got.
I paid Wm Rushforth for carradean and mushroom spawn - £1/2/0.
Fare 1/3, 3/6, meat 1/2 - 6/-
W Boothman very ill indeed.
I paid Charles Kilner for one stone carradean flour 3/2.

Wednesday 30 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
Sowing (Milton) Dyke Hill with rye.
Fetched 3 loads from Miss Lamberts.
R W F Mills Esq dined with us and we went to Whitley and Heck.
I paid Wm Sawyer Beal drain dressing Earl Cathcart and railway company - 4/8½.
Wm Boothman very ill indeed and George Copley thinks ---

Thursday 1 December
At rent day Kellington, a fine day.
I took out of bank £456/16/0.
I paid R Foulds my assessment taxes back £5/1/9 so that Mr Mills may claim the full year.
3 pair of horses in Hemp Dyke ploughing and harrowing and sowing it with rye.
Sarah Scott been here to dinner and tea.
Sent 298 ewes to Whitley to turnips.

Friday 2 December
At Ackworth, a fine day.
I was valuing Mr Brown's farm for rental.
Sown the land near the station with maslin.
Sheep finish in Hemp Dyke and ready for Carr Flatt.
Mr and Mrs T Moxon came home with me and R Hurst and wife took tea with us.
Mr Hurst got the barley.
Wm Boothman rather better George Copley says.

Saturday 3 December
At Pontefract, a dull day.
Finished sowing rye in Hemp Dyke.
I paid into the bank cheque £55/0/0, notes £50/0/0 - £105/0/0.
Mrs Hirst came to fetch me home from market.
John Hanks, the sailor, run away with Miss Horsfall last Sunday.
Put the hogs into Carr Flatt turnips.

Sunday 4 December
At Kellington Church, a dull soft day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert dined with us out of roast goose.
Had 2 hogs dead this morning.

Monday 5 December
At Thorner, a soft damp day.
Began drilling prize taker peas from Smith of Selby.
A hog to kill, a tup hog.
William Boulton very ill, not likely to live.
Watering hogs and 120 gimbers.
5 beasts in mouth disease..
Cab all day 10/0, bar 6d, fare by rail 3/8 and 3/8.
Died William Boulton did this night about 12 o' clock aged 68.

Tuesday 6 December
At Kellington, a rainy forenoon, fine afternoon.
Fetched 700 tiles from Womersley.
Watered 47 gimber hogs.
We have 9 young beasts in mouth disease.
Paid Jos Baker iron work for new buildings £28/11/0 - deduct shop rent 15/0 - £27/16/0.

Wednesday 7 December
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a little snow fell.
Busy watering wider hogs 129 and 7 old rams.
Drilling peas in Church Close, not got plenty on G Jorden says.
Sowing by new buildings.
Dr Grabham married Miss E Leatham this day.
I signed the transfer of new shares for Mrs Hanks.
298 ewes, 296 hogs, 32 feeding ewes, 8 old rams - 634.

Thursday 8 December
At Askren in the forenoon, a fine day, frosty day, snow at Kellington, none at Askren.
Got a stack of oats in to chop and a pea straw stack.
Went to value property for mortgage at Askren.
I sent John Harry Oliver a post office order for Mr Baddley valuation £1/1/3.
Men making and stoning a road across new yard this afternoon.

Friday 9 December
At Snaith in the forenoon, back to dinner, a wet rainy day, snow melting.
I took Mrs Shearburn a few pears.
I went to meet Mr Elston and Mr Widdal at Mr Clarke's about Mr Coulson valuation.
Men leading boulders into new yard and cutting drain this day for a road over outside of top wall.
Mrs Hirst killed two geese today.
Fetched a load coals from Thomas Russett today.

Saturday 10 December
At Pontefract, a soft day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Got a truck coals from Mr Wood of Fox Holes Colliery.
Sold a side bacon @ 10d per lb.
Sold the geese at market, 12/6.
Chopped oats and pea straw today.
I ordered 40 bars of iron to be delivered at Whitley Station @ 6/- each of Mr England and the weighing machine to go back.

Sunday 11 December
At Kellington Church, a finish soft day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt took dinner and tea with us.

Monday 12 December
At Kellington, a snowy morning, a fine afternoon.
Men played till snow stopped then after dinner lead boulders for the road over new yard.
Thomas Backhouse been to look at Mr Proctor's turnips, says they are very good ones indeed.
Joe Stacey sinking a well in new yard and Booth has filled up the well Mr Vandravart had.

Tuesday 13 December
At Kellington, a fine day after the snow yesterday which is all gone.
3 men sinking well 5 yds 2 feet down.
6 men ploughing Bradford Close.
I went with George Jorden to look at them and look the drains over.
Got all our 88 sacks home from Mr Jackson, Fleet Mills.
Gardeners cleaning up this garden.
I am expecting George Jorden to reckon up for the end of the year this night.
Mrs Hirst lent Miss Coulson £2 today.
Paid George Jorden 22 bread for thrashing days £2/4/0.
Girl's wage £5/0/0.
For looking after horses @ night because we have no servants £5/0/0.
For killing rats £2/2/0.
For good management £5/0/0 - total £19/6/0.
Less 21 stone bacon @ 8/- - £8/8/0.
2 loads maslin £1/12/0. Total £9/6/0.

Wednesday 14 December
At Doncaster, a rainy forenoon, fine afternoon.
I met Mr White and Mr Mellows about Thos Brown business.
My expenses 11/6.
Men found water in the new well and Cookson began walling.
The servant gone to bury her grandfather at Knottingley.

Thursday 15 December
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Took 298 ewes out of Barrett field at Whitley, have been in two weeks and sent 298 ewes to Campsmount.
Sent nets and stakes.
Sinking the well and walled 6 feet 6 inches.
Fetched 500 bricks from Womersley yard.
Killed last two geese this day.
I went to Pontefract to sign papers for Thorne exchanges.
R Hurst Esq, his wife and Miss Hurst took tea with us.
4 men with 2 guns down to shoot hares.
R T Lee Esq sent us a turkey.
Got the Bradford Close fallowed.

Friday 16 December
At Skelbrook Holling, a frosty
I took Thomas Holmes to, look over what would be the cost of the improvements he wanted making at his farm.
Drilling peas this afternoon and ridging up swedes before frost.
Got the well as low as we can at present for quick sand.
Mrs Hirst been to Hutt Green.

Saturday 17 December
At Pontefract, a sharp frosty day.
Finished the well Cookson did after he finished the fireplace.
Mrs Hirst came to Pontefract.
I gave Mrs Hanks £5 for F H Moxon.
Mr Richardson brought me my fee for Thorner £7/1/0.
I went with Mr Arundel to look the Fox Inn property over for W H Barker Esq as Trustee.

Sunday 18 December
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert dined and took tea with us.
Had last roast goose to dinner for this season.

Monday 19 December
At Kellington, a fine forenoon, a little rain after dinner.
We began sinking a well in the garden 3 men.
Drilling peas in Church Close, got it all drilled but the two headlands and half of it harrowed down.
George Hargreaves man came and paid £53 the balance of £150, he had paid £97 before.
William Boothman is mending very nicely now.
2 ploughs been earthing up turnips.

Tuesday 20 December
At Kellington, a fine day after a deal of rain last night.
Began drilling peas in Top Lund Croft, John Hickingbottom's seeds.
Busy sinking the well in New House garden, got 10 feet and nearly walled to the top.
Got 2 cart loads cotton cake out of 5 tons.

Wednesday 21 December
At Kellington, a slight snow fell at times, not much at once.
We has two ploughs ridging for peas and drilling after.
Got the remainder of the cotton cake off and brought home 40 iron hurdles from Mr England at 6/- each, to pay £12/0/0.
A ewe to kill at Campsmount and the butcher says he will give 7d per lb for her, 297 left only.
Well sinkers not got fast on today.
Thomas Russett sent us frosted potatoes.

Thursday 22 December
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a wintery day, frost.
Mr and Mrs Hurst and Willy, W T Moxon Esq took tea with us.
Only got 3 feet down today in sinking.
Paid for beef 6/10, fish 1/0, my book 2/6.

Friday 23 December
At Doncaster, a fine wintery day, sharp frost.
I met Mr White to see if we could agree upon the exchange at Sandbeck.
Paid expenses 12/9.
Men sinking well today again, 2 feet 6 inches only and walling.
Leading earth on Common Hill of Whin Bed Puce.
Paid Mr Williams carriage of bars from Knottingley Mr England - 5/0.

Saturday 24 December
At Pontefract, a sharp frosty day.
I paid for 8 pigs Thos Bedford @ 26/6 each.
I paid for 40 (hindles) 6/- to Mr England.
Mr and Mrs Hurst took tea with us.
Well sinkers getting a little water today.
Other men leading manure on to potato and mangle pies.

Sunday 25 December
At Kellington Church, a frosty day.
Mrs Hirst not @ church.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea also Mr Tate took tea and supper with us.
Paid exmas box to boy 1/6.

Monday 26 December
At Kellington, a snowy, frosty day.
Killed first pig for selfs.
Well sinkers got 6 feet of water in the well in garden so we stopped work.
Got engine ready to thrash barley in the morning out of straw barn.
I gave Samuel Baker exmas box 5/0.
Paid the well sinkers for ale 3/0.
Carts leading earth in South Field Lane low end on to Whin Bed Hill.
Paid singers 2/6.

Tuesday 27 December
At Leeds, a fine wintery day.
My expenses 10/0.
Gave James William 1/0.
Busy thrashing barley out of new straw barn.
Thomas Backhouse says another ewe to kill today, 296 left.
I agreed with P Deane Esq man of Hull for 10 tons of cotton cake at £6/15/0 per ton.
Pig for self weighed 23 stone 6lb.

Wednesday 28 December
At York, a finish winter day.
Settling Scorby Grange valuation with Mr Dennison and Kemply.
Paid my charges £7/16/0.
Busy thrashing barley stack after the straw barn was emptied.
About ½ the stack thrashed.

Thursday 29 December
At Smeaton, a fine wintery day.
I was valuing at Mr Stones.
Finished thrashing barley by noon.
Winnowed 25qt George Jorden says.
Miss Lambert came and paid her tithe £20/9/3½.
P Deane Esq wrote to say he cannot afford cotton cake, the best, at less than £6/17/6.
Paid Thomas Jaques exmas box 2/6.

Friday 30 December
At Smeaton, a snowery day.
Valuing both household goods and furniture for Mr Stones at both houses.
7 men winnowing barley.
Got 5 ton lime cake from P Deane Esq Hull.
Got 86qt barley winnowed best and 10qt tail ends gone into granary.

Saturday 31 December
At Pontefract, a wintery day.
Mrs Hirst not at market.
I sold barley to R Hurst Esq son Sam @ 40/-
Winnowed up all the barley.
106qt sold @ 40/0, 14qt tail ends.


Valuations

4 January - Norton near Malton, Mr Bower - £10/10/0.
6 January - Altofts Overseer of Highways, Mr I'anson - £2/18/0.
11 January - West Carr House Epworth, Mr East - £1/4/0.
22 January - Doncaster settling Mr Kelsey valuation - £2/14/0.
24 January - Otley, Mr Middleton Esq - £3/3/0.
26 January - Pontefract, (Wagerne) and Lodge - £2/2/0.
26 January - Pontefract, Wilson and Archer - £1/1/0.
26 January - Pontefract, W T Moxon and Wilson - £1/1/0.
1 February - Halfield, Mr (Fillingham) - £1/1/0.
1 February - Halfield, Mr John Taylor - £1/1/0.
1 February - Halfield, Mr Baddley - £1/1/0.
1 February - Halfield, Mr Dawson - No amount recorded.
4 February - Balne, Mr William Carr - 14/3.
4 February - Balne, Mr Beevers and Jackson - £1/6/3.
4 February - Balne, Mr Addy - £1/11/6.
4 February - Balne, Mr Hampshaw - 14/3.
4 February - Balne, J Stephenson - 5/3.
7 February - Huthwaite Hall, Lord Wharncliffe - £5/5/0.
8 February - Bromley, Mr Walker - 1/1/0.
8 February - Bromley, Mrs Copley J Anstone - £1/1/0.
8 February - Frank Hill, Lord Wharncliffe - £3/3/0.
9 February - Well House, Lord Wharncliffe - £3/3/0.
11 February - Pontefract Park, Rhodes and Lord Hawke - £3/3/0.
14 February - Easedyke, Wighill, Exors of Mathew Tomlinson - £3/3/0.
16 February - Leeds, (Stackeld) Park valuation to meet Mr (?) appoint an umpire - £3/3/0.
17 February - Whitley, Halliwell and (?) - £2/2/0.
17 February - Hensall, Cotton and Wheater - £2/2/0.
18 February - Sandal Grange, Mr Auty - £1/1/0.
18 February - Barnby Dun, Mr Robinson - £3/3/0.
21 February - Cowick, Brookes ans Shaw - £2/2/0.
21 February - (Corwke), Summerson and Shaw - £1/1/0.
21 Febraury - Heck Bridge, Arnolds and Eadon - £2/2/0.
22 February - Moor Ends, Makin Denham Esq - £2/2/0.
23 February - Airmyn, N Weatherhall Exors - £3/3/0.
24 February - Thornyhurst Fishlake, Mr Marsden - £3/3/0.
25 February - Gateforth Kay Farm, Mr Moulds - £3/3/0.
28 February - Stackeld Park, Mr Middleton Esq - £3/3/0.
1 March - Brandy Carr, Mr Wodsworth and Dodds 0 £2/6/0.
2 March - Askron, Mr Atkinson - £3/3/0.
3 March - Low Catton, Mr Moulds - £3/3/0.
4 March - Clayton in Clay, Ed (Gordon) - No amount recorded.
5 March - Pontefract Norfolk, W Moxon - 10/6.
7 March - Whitley, Hallewell and Atkinson - £2/2/0.
7 March - Bears Wood Green, Hepworth - £2/2/0.
7 March - Crow Trees, Mr Walker - £3/3/0.
8 March - Cowick, Hepworth and Shaw - £1/1/0.
8 March - (Tudworth), Mr Jefferson - £3/3/0.
9 March - Brind Leys, Mr (Clutton) - £3/3/0.
10 March - Harrogate, Mr Wordsworth and Haigh - £3/3/0.
11 March - Kirkham Gate, R H (Ellis) Esq - £1/1/0.
11 March - East Ardsley, Mr (Beever) - £1/1/0.
14 March - Goole Fields, John Wells Esq - No amount recorded.
14 March - Airmyn, Mr Ward - £3/3/0.
15 March - Thoringhirst, Mr Marsden - £3/3/0.
16 March - Stackeld Park - £3/3/0.
17 March - Stackeld, Mr Middleton - £3/3/0.
18 March - Sharleston, Mr Ramskill - £2/2/0.
18 March - Sharleston, Mr Deanby - £1/1/0.
19 March - East Hardwick, Mr Bradford - £2/2/0.
21 March - Brodsworth,Mr Thos Kelsey - 33/3/0.
22 March - Skellow Mill, Dowes and Scott - £3/3/0.
23 March - Crow Trees, Mr Walker £3/3/0.
23 March - Moss, John Hall - £1/1/0.
24 March - Gowdall, R Jorden and (Smales) - £3/3/0.
24 March - Sand Hall, Mr Poskitt - £5/5/0.
25 March - Kellington, Mr Rhodes - £3/3/0.
28 March - Gateforth Grange, Rowland and (?) - £1/1/0.
28 March - Cowick, (?) - £1/10/6.
29 March - Howbeck and Park Farm - £3/3/0.
29 March - Penrose West - £5/5/0.
30 March - Huthwaite Hall, Wordsworth, Lords Wharncliffe - £5/5/0.
31 March - (?) House, Nichols - £3/3/0.
1 April - Thorner, Mr Elsworth - £3/3/0.
2 April - Thorne Moor End, E T Whaley - £4/4/0.
4 April - Ryher, Allenby and Atkinson - £3/3/0.
4 April - Church Fenton, Mr Barnsley - £3/3/0.
5 April - Spofforth, Mr Clutton - £5/16/0.
6 April - Adle, R Eddison Esq - £8/0/0.
7 April - Stone, Earl of Scarbrough and Mr Miles - No amount recorded.
7 April - Stainton, Mr Dannatt - No amount recorded.
8 April - Wharton Grange, Mr Kitchingman - 33/3/0.
11 April - Steeton Hall, Mr Handley - £3/3/0.
11 April - Lumby, Mr Parkin - £3/3/0.
12 April - Haywood Park Lane, Ling - No amount recorded.
12 April - Barnby Dun, R Robinson - £3/3/0.
13 April - Leeds for Stockton and Middleton - £3/3/0.
14 April - Hooton Roberts, Mr Atkinson - £3/3/0.
15 April - Kellington, Adle valuation - No amount recorded.
16 April - Airmyn, Mr Waide and Mr Wills - £3/3/0.
18 April - Fenwick, Topham and Auty - £3/3/0.
19 April - Belton, Mr (Burtwhistle) - £3/3/0.
20 April - Ledstone Park Farm, Mr Eldridge - £3/3/0.
20 April - Glasshoughton, Mr Carr - £3/2/6.
21 April - Doncaster settling Mr Hepworth valuation @ Beach Wood Green - £2/2/0.
22 April - Drax Hall, Mr (Lindal) - No amount recorded.
22 April - Selby to settle Mr Kitchingman at Wharton Lodge - £2/2/0.
25 April - Wortley Cliffe House, Lord Wharncliffe - No amount recorded.
25 April - Wortley, Hill and Nichols, Lord Wharncliffe - £3/3/0.
25 April - Wortley, Gosling, Tingle and Anstone, Lord Wharncliffe - £3/3/0.
26 April - The Hollow, Scholey and Walker, Lord Wharncliffe - £1/1/0.
26 April - Bromley, Mr Copley, Lord Wharncliffe - £1/1/0.
26 April - (?) Howbrook, Lord Wharncliffe - £2/2/0.
26 April - Carr House, Penrose, Lord Wharncliffe - £2/2/0.
27 April - Leeds, Mr Middleton, Stackeld Park valuation - £3/3/0.
28 April - Tickhill, Mr Dickinson - £3/3/0.
29 April - Smeaton, Stone and Wass - £3/5/0.
29 April - Norton, Walton and Bullock - £1/1/0.
30 April - west Ardsley, Cardigan Exors and Mr Reynolds - No amount recorded.
2 May - South Elmsall, Mr Paver Esq - £2/2/0.
2 May - Clayton in Clay, Ed (Gadang) - No amount recorded.
4 May - Haywood, (?) - £1/1/0.
4 May - (?), Thos Brown - £3/3/0.
4 May - Brearswood Green, Hepworth and George Fillingham - £1/1/0.
5 May - Seamer Moor, J Clutton Esq - £3/3/0.
6 May - Upton Hall, Dennison and Bentley - £3/3/0.
9 May - Wormly Hill Sykehouse, Taylor and Brooke - £2/2/0.
10 May - East Hardwick, Mr Bradford - £2/2/0.
10 May - Sharleston, Mr RAmskill - £2/2/0.
10 May - Sharleston, Mr Deanby - £1/1/0.
11 May - Park Lane, Mr Auty - £1/1/0.
12 May - Askren, Mr James Atkinson - £3/3/0.
13 May - Knottingley, Ledstone, Drax Hall, Fenton, Glasshoughton - No amount recorded.
16 May - Hatfield, Mr Cooper and Fox Esq - £2/2/0.
16 May - Thorne, Makin, Durham and Whalley£1/1/0.
17 May - Hodge Wood, Swales and Marshall - £2/2/0.
17 May - Thorpe Audlin, Col Wood - £2/2/0.
18 May - Doncaster settling (?) - £3/3/0.
19 May - Brantingham, Mr Bray - £3/3/0.
20 May - Thorne, Mr Durham - £5/5/0.
23 May - Kellington, Mr Poskitt - £2/2/0.
24 May - Hull, Mr Bray - £3/3/0.
25 May - Kellington casting out - No amount recorded.
26 May - Coates Farm Silkston, Mr Knowles - £3/3/0.
27 May - Little Smeaton, (?) Stones - £3/3/0.
30 May - Doncaster settling Womersley Hill - £1/12/0.
31 May - Leeds, Ledstone valuation - Paid.
1 June - R W Mills Esq - £10/0/0.
3 June - Knottingley, Makin Durham, Mr Wheaton - £5/5/0.
4 June - York, Lord Leconfield for Spofforth, Newton Robinson and (Brown) - £2/16/6.
6 June - Doncaster settling Crow Trees - £3/3/0.
7 June - Wakefield, Mr Poskitt - £3/3/0.
8 June - Little Smeaton, Mr Stones - No amount recorded.
9 June - Hasland near Chesterfield, Mr Lister and Rowley - £3/3/0.
13 June - Barnsley Well House, Lord Wharncliffe - £3/3/0.
13 June - Coates Lane, Mr Knowles - £2/2/0.
17 June - Doncaster, Makin Durham - £5/5/0.
20 June - Leeds, Elsworth of Thorner - £3/3/0.
21 June - Temple Hirst, Mr Carr - No amount recorded.
22 June - Barnsley for Howbrook and Park Farm Wortley - £3/3/0.
22 June - Barnsley Wheatly Hill, (Greaves) and Wilby opinion - £1/1/0.
24 June - Knottingley Steeton Hall and Lumby, Parkin and (?) - £3/3/0.
27 June - Thorne, Rev January and Durham - £3/3/0.
28 June - York, Newton Robinson and (?) - £1/13/6.
28 June - Pontefract, Mr Gott - £2/2/0.
30 June - Leeds Stackeld Park, Mr Middleton - £3/3/0.
1 July - Howbrook, (?) - £3/3/0.
4 July - Red Hill Wheldale Ferrybridge, Ingham and Mills - £5/5/0.
8 July - Gateforth, Mr Smith and Pinder - £3/6/3.
11 July - Snaith and Cowick, Mr Carr - No amount recorded.
14 July - Stackeld Park, Mr Middleton - £3/3/0.
15 July - Stackeld Park, Mr Middleton - £3/3/0.
18 July - To Mr Shearburn about the railway expenses - £3/3/0.
20 July - Goole and Moor End, Mr Chantry - £6/6/0.
20 July - John Shearburn with North Eastern - £3/3/0.
20 July - Hull and Doncaster - £6/6/0.
25 July - Doncaster, Lord Wharncliffe, Park House - £3/3/0.
26 July - Gowdall, Roberts and Brooke - £1/1/0.
26 July - (?), Latham Humpleby - £2/1/6.
26 July - Cowick, Sumner Strickland - £2/0/0.
26 July - Sherwood, Thompson - No amount recorded.
26 July - Smeaton, Wass and Stones - £1/1/0.
26 July - Norton, Senior - No amount recorded.
26 July - Whitley, Halliwell, Watkinson - 1/2/0.
27 July - Rawcliffe, Seuth Farm - £3/3/0.
28 July - (Chells) Farm, Mr Greaves - £10/13/6.
29 July - Leeds Stackeld Park business - £3/3/0.
30 July - At Boothferry, John Wells Esq - £1/5/8.
1 August - Sandal Grange, Mr Auty - £1/1/0.
1 August - Barnby Dun, Mr Robinson - £3/3/0.
1 August - Askren, Mr Atkinson - £3/3/0.
2 August - Paperhouse, Mr (Pinmore) - £3/3/0.
2 August - Gateforth Grange, (?) - £1/1/0.
2 August - Haddlesey Lodge, Penrose and Lee - £3/13/6.
2 August - Drax, Mr Tindall - No amount recorded.
2 August - Carlton Bridge, Mr Eddal and Giles - £3/3/0.
2 August - Gowdall, Mr Brooke and Sykes - No amount recorded.
2 August - Gowdall, Brooke Rhodes - No amount recorded.
2 August - Smales, Exors of G Smales - £1/11/6.
2 August - Smales, Exors Rd Jorden - £1/11/6.
3 August - Steeton Hall, Mr Hardy - £3/3/0.
3 August - Lumby, Mr (Parkin) - £2/2/0.
3 August - Ledstone Park, Mr E Lodge - £3/3/0.
3 August - Boot and Shoe for Mr Dolby - £3/3/0.
4 August - Airmyn, Mr Nilstrop - £3/3/0.
4 August - Rawcliffe, Mr James Black - £2/12/0.
4 August - Greenland, Mr John (Beachel) - £3/0/0.
4 August - Greenland, Mr John Ibbotson - £3/3/0.
4 August - Banksides, Mr Shutcliffe - £1/11/6.
4 August - Cowick, Mr Smales Exors - £1/14/0.
4 August - Cowick, Mr Brooke and England - £1/1/0.
4 Augusy - Cowick, Mr Wm England - £2/2/0.
4 August - Cowick, Mr Brooke and (Rocket) - £2/2/0.
4 August - Cowick, Brooke corner - £1/6/0.
5 August - Bearswood Green, Hepworth and Fillingham - £1/1/0.
5 August - Tudworth, Mr Jefferson - £3/3/0.
5 August - Carlton, (Beachel) and Thompson - No amount recorded.
6 August - Bagley, Mr Jenkinson - £3/13/0.
6 August - Skellow Mills, Scott and Dows - £3/3/0.
9 August - Tadcaster, John Smith Esq for Houseman and Bywater - £3/3/0.
9 August - Snaith, White - No amount recorded.
9 August - Brantingham, Mr Bray - £3/3/0.
10 August - Church Fenton, Mr (Bramley) - £3/3/0.
10 August - Scorley Grange, Dennison and Humpleby - £3/3/0.
12 August - Knottingley, Mr (Lardman) - £2/2/0.
17 August - York, Stackeld Park valuation - £3/3/0.
18 August - Leeds, John Wells Esq - £1/5/8.
19 August - Leeds, John Wells Esq - £1/5/8.
22 August - Thorne Moor End, M Durham Esq - £3/3/0.
23 August - Norton, Mr Sanderson - £2/2/0.
23 August - Whitley, Vaux - No amount recorded.
25 August,- Doncaster, Bentley and White for Treeton and Fence House - £3/3/0.
25 August - Kellington, Mrs Dickon's Exors - £1/1/0.
26 August - Doncaster settling Mr Robinson's (?) at Barnby Dun - £3/3/0.
26 August - Doncaster, Auty's - No amount recorded.
26 August - Doncaster, Steeton Hall - £2/2/0.
26 August - Doncaster, Lumby - £2/2/0.
30 August - Leeds settling Ledston Park - £3/3/0.
31 August - At Doncaster settling Roe Carr - £3/3/0.
31 August - Doncaster settling Moss - £1/1/0.
5 September - Wakefield, Mr Elsworth - £2/2/0.
5 September - Wakefield, Stackeld Park, Mr Middleton Esq - £3/3/0.
9 September - Doncaster settling Robinson and Auty, looking over Mr Goody and Wallis land in
Doncaster - No amount recorded.
14 September - Coulton near Selby, Reynolds - £3/3/0.
16 September - Wakefield settling East Ardsley - £1/1/0.
20 September - Sandbeck, Earl of Scarbrough - No amount recorded.
21 September - Gribthorpe, Lord Leconfield - £4/4/0.
26 September - Airmyn, Mr Nilstrop - £3/3/0.
27 September - Pontefract, Mayor and Corporation - £6/6/0.
4 October - Hambleton, Mr (Beever's) Trustees - £2/2/0.
5 October - Brind Common, Dumple Hill, Mr Clutton Esq - £6/6/0.
10 October - Kirkham Gate, East Ardsley, Earl of Cardigan's Trustees - No amount recorded.
11 October - Moor Hatfield, Robert Brown - £3/3/0.
13 October - York settling Gribthorpe, Mr Clutton - £3/3/0.
18 October - Leeds, Ledsham and Church Fenton - £1/10/6.
20 October - Pontefract, Thorne exchanges - No amount recorded.
24 October - Badsworth, Mr Nicholson - £4/4/0.
26 October - Doncaster, White and Bentley in Treeton and Fence Farm - £2/2/0.
31 October - Treeton Fence Farm - £3/3/0.
3 November - Pontefract, Cowick (crops) - No amount recorded.
4 November - Knottingley, London Liverpool and Globe - £3/3/0.
14 November - Selby settling Drax Hall and Carlton valuation - No amount recorded.
21 November - Doncaster settling Stenton and Goody and Wallace valuation - No amount recorded.
24 November - Ouston, Mr Cooke and Ward - No amount recorded.
29 November - Middleton and Maud - No amount recorded.
2 December - Ackworth, Mr Brown Esq - £//13/6.
5 December - Thorner, Mr Dalby and Crow - £5/5/0.
8 December - Askren, G Kenyon Esq - £3/3/0.
14 December - Doncaster, Roe Carr, J (Brown) - Paid.
15 December - Pontefract, Mr Barker and Atkinson - No amount recorded.
17 December - Pontefract, Barker Atkinson Trustees - No amount recorded.
23 December - Doncaster, Earl of Scarbrough - No amount recorded.
28 December - York settling Scorby Grange - £3/3/0.
29 December - Smeaton, M Stones - £8/8/0.
30 December - Smeaton, Master Frederick - £8/8/0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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