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Samuel Hirst Diaries

1871


Sunday 1 January
At Kellington Church, a sharp frosty day.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us only.
Poor sheep dog had a bad beginning of a New Year, Thomas Backhouse never gave him his supper.
Poor dog, pity the dog.
Money in bank £12229/16/8.

Monday 2 January
At Kellington, a wintery day.
Sent to the station 106qt barley for R Hurst Esq Pontefract.
Got machine ready for thrashing tomorrow wheat.
I have been busy all day writing out tithe notices and sent two off.
Given Bessy Stacey the other to serve tomorrow.
Gave the station men 5/- for a supper.
Exmas boxes 1/-
Post man 2/6.

Tuesday 3 January
At Kellington, a fine wintry day.
Busy thrashing old wheat sadly eaten with mice.
Gave George Deanby 1/- for missionary.
John Vandravant came and we have altered Mrs Poskitt's rate and put old Bank's house and land to me.
Mr Brocklebank called with John Stagdale's valuation for me to sign.
James Hutchinson came to read over Mrs Poskitt's lease.
Sent Miss Coulson £5, gave her £1 for making preacher's tea.

Wednesday 4 January
At Pontefract Park District, a sharp frosty wintry day.
I was valuing farming implements betwixt Lord Hawke and Edward Muscroft Esq.
Busy thrashing old wheat today again.
Mr Beard very ill, taken nothing for 3 weeks.
Paid my assessment taxes to Mr Abbott @ Pontefract £8/0/0.
Got 156 sacks back from R Hurst Esq.

Thursday 5 January
At Kellington, a softish day.
Thrashing maslin again, this is the third day.
We have sent Mrs Cartwright a New Year's gift £6/0/0.
Roger Hurst, his wife and Maud took tea with us.
I gave him 2/- for a Christmas box for Downing, the maltster.
Fetched a load slick to thrash with.

Friday 6 January
At Kellington, a softish wind, snow going but not a ground thaw.
I gave 2/6, 2/6, 5/0, 2/6 to six poor people, 2/6 each today - 15/0.
Began today at noon to thrash the fourth old stack.
Paid Joe Baker's bill £4/12/6.
He paid his rent and tithe £7/8/6.
I gave him 2/6 to give his sister Martha Boothman.
7 old women 2/6.

Saturday 7 January
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Finished thrashing old maslin this day.
Paid into bank £200/0/0.
Mrs Hirst was at market today and Wm Boothman also.
The man offered me bones @ £6/5/0 per ton boiled, I have to call and see them.
Mrs Hirst gave old Mr Jaques for the sexton for two years, 2/6.

Sunday 8 January
At Kellington Church, a frosty day.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
Miss Lambert, Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us.
Mr Ed Poskitt took tea also, Miss Lambert went home to tea.

Monday 9 January
At Kellington till after dinner then I went to Pontefract to look over the fields at Park Farm.
Paid Mr Jackson, the miller man 1/6.
Expenses today 1/9.
Took out of bank £91/10/0 for P Deane Esq.
Got the truck of slick off.
7 men winnowing all day wheat and maslin.
Mrs Poskitt put her sheep into R Fould's turnips.

Tuesday 10 January
At Leeds, a wintry day.
I paid Mr (?) Thos Wood's highway rate for self and Earl Cathcart £4/8/5½.
Got a load coals for the groom from Thomas Russett.
Busy thatching straw stacks after they finished winnowing all up.
I left my watch to be cleaned no 968 with Brambles, Briggate, Leeds.
Put the hogs into 19 acre turnips this day having finished the green ones.
Paid for sparrows W Copley 8½d.

Wednesday 11 January
At Kellington and Grove (Nookings).
A fine snow storm on my return from Mr Booths where I had been to look at boiled bones.
I took G Jorden with me, they were not ground.
2 men greasing the gears this afternoon.
3 leading John Illingworth manure.

Thursday 12 January
At Kellington, a fine winter day.
I paid Beal miller bill £1/0/6 for grinding corn and cracking 6 loads @ 9d, this is 3d per load too much.
Leading John Illingworth manure home.
Given the hogs some pea chop.
3 men in garden hot house.
2 men greasing gears.
Had a fire in the saddle room and carriage house.
Mr, Mrs and Miss Hurst took tea with us.
I paid Rd Gothard for sparrows 2/2½, 8½, 1/11, 1½ - 5/0.

Friday 13 January
At Thorne, a fine day for winter.
I went to see Mr Durham about the exchange, paid 1/4½.
Got home to dinner @ 2pm.
Miss Lambert and her nephew George Jackson called, also Mr Brocklebank.
3 men in garden again.
Leading twitch stacks today.
I paid Miss Lambert for 3 loads rye £2/8/0.

Saturday 14 January
At Pontefract, a soft day, snow and frost gone.
Mrs Hirst came and brought me the letters.
Mr Terry came and paid for valuing last spring.
I have a deal of orders to value now this spring.
I paid saddler's bill £3/3/0.
I bought 12 or 16 ton bones at £6 per ton of Booth at Cross Roads to fetch some on Wednesday next.

Sunday 15 January
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not there.
Mr George Jackson, Miss Lambert, Mr Ed Poskitt took dinner and tea with us.
Roast turkey to dinner.

Monday 16 January
At Pontefract,a fine day.
William Scott with me writing out valuations and I went to look Pontefract park over.
I paid William Scott for all work done up to December last 1870 the sum of 20/-
Got wick stacks all home today.
Paid Thomas Jaque's bill £1/14/3.
He paid the acknowledgement for Clogger Hill.

Tuesday 17 January
At Little Smeaton, a fine cold day.
I looked over the two farms at Smeaton, turnip crops and wheat crops.
7 ploughs at work today on Low Common and close by station till frost got out and then in Low Lund Croft and 14 acres.
Mrs Hirst and I looked the garden over.
6 colliers been here with 6 dogs, police taken 5 at Frystone.

Wednesday 18 January
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a frosty day.
Took out of bank for Mr Wood £4/4/6 for coals.
I paid Ab Thornton Egbrough property tax, £1/0/4.
Got 2½ ton cotton cake and 2½ ton lime cake - not comed from P Deane of Hull.
Fetched 7½ ton bones from Booth of Ferrybridge @ £6 per ton.
Leading salt from the station into Stones Close one ton per acre, 18 tons today.
Paid expenses 3/- today.

Thursday 19 January
At (Dump) Hill, Wressle, a frosty day.
Met Mr Clutton @ Dump Hill Farm.
I paid Smith of Selby for 30 bushel of peas @ 12/6 - £18/7/6.
Fetched 7½ ton bones from Booth, Ferrybridge, £6.
R Hurst Esq, his wife, daughter Polly and Willy took tea with us.
Mr Nilstrop paid £11/0/0.
Mr Swales paid £4/00.

Friday 20 January
At Kellington.
Sent Miss Hewson a five pound note Yorkshire Banking Company, Pontefract, W H Bower, no 98998, 14 October 1864, C Foster.
Fetched 5 ton bones today, total 20 tons at £6 per ton, gave the men 2/6.
I was casting all day Dump Hill, my charge £6/6/0.
They say Mr Beard is worse.

Saturday 21 January
At Doncaster and Pontefract.
Went to see Mr Tippitt, Earl of Scarbrough's agent and Mr Taylor.
Mrs Hirst came for me home
I sent Mr J Clutton Esq Dump Hill valuation.
Mr Handly paid me £10/14/0.
Mr Brooke paid £8/8/0.
Mr (Summer) paid £3/0/0.
C Turton paid £2/15/0 - total £24/17/0.
I paid Whitley property tax.
I paid Heck property tax.
John Thomas Jorden got married today.

Sunday 22 January
At Kellington Church, a little rain fell.
There is not a ground thaw.
Mrs Hirst not at church nor anyone dined with us today.
I have been to look the sheep over with George Jorden.

Monday 23 January
At Middleton, a soft day but no ground thaw yet.
Sent Mr Jackson, Fleet Mill, 74 loads wheat and 154 loads of maslin @ 18/6 - £210/18/0.
Killed 3 fat pigs today, one for George Jorden 31 stone 2lb, W Boothman and Geo Stacey 25 stone 3lb, one for Jos Stacey 23 stone.
I bought 2 brace pheasants @ 7/6 - 15/0.
I bought 20 oysters for 3/6.
Paid my expenses today 13/4, watch 2/6.Mrs Hirst paid for beef 4/11.

Tuesday 24 January
At Featherstone, a fine wintry day.
Looking over the late Mr Leatham's land with Mr Hepworth.
I sold a cow in calf to Mr Pearson £19/10/0.
Paid for tea for old women 5/0.
Sent Sarah Jane Poskitt 20 oysters and a hen pheasant.
46 sparrows.
Took out of bank P Deane Esq £45/15/0.

Wednesday 25 January
At Purdston Jaglin, a stormy cold day.
Looking over Mr Leatham's Esq land.
Took dinner at The Elephant Hotel, paid 2/3, horse 1/0, bar 8d, oranges 10d - 4/9.
Got 15 ton salt today in Low Broach and Broom Flatt.
Got a load coals to thrash barley stack tomorrow.
Mr Pearson fetched the cow away.
Mr England's son and man putting new lead pump down in new yard.
Paid Charles Rhodes property and tax £54/9/3.
Paid Pibus towards his ferret 10/-

Thursday 26 January
At Kellington, a fine winter day.
Thrashing barley all day and did not finish the stack tonight.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Hurst took tea with us and bought the barley @ 40/-
Mr Thos Moxon Esq took tea with us.
Jos Scholey paid for sheep £7/13/0.
The glass blowers, 6 of them, have paid for trapping last week with 6 dogs - £18/10/0.

Friday 27 January
A Doncaster, a fine frosty day.
I met Mr White to settle the exchange at Stone (?).
Settled Rawcliffe and I paid him £7/7/0.
I paid Thomas Coward poor rate for Beal £8/16/6.
Thrashing barley again today in Middle House yard.
I paid mole catcher's fee 16/-

Saturday 28 January
At Pontefract, a wintry day.
Mrs Hirst came for me home tonight.
Men winnowing barley and chopping today.
Paid for 20 ton bones @ £6 £120/0/0.
Paid for 33 tons salt @15/0 - £24/15/0.
Paid John Mollett for Beal new chapel £10/0/0.
Paid Mr Wood Beal property tax and land tax £44/6/0.
Paid for a new pump, Mr England £3/0/0.
Paid for sparrows up to this night 7/-

Sunday 29 January
At Kellington Church, a fine winter day.
Mrs Hirst not at church today.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
A hog dead today and a ewe dead yesterday at Campsall.

Monday 30 January
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a dull wintry day.
We sent 104qt barley today to the station for R Hurst Esq.
Winnowed all up, total 114qts.
Mr Thos Moxon Esq , Mrs Hanks, Mrs Joy, Miss Scott took tea with us.
I paid my expenses 2/6.
Ewes finished at Mr Proctors having been 6 weeks 5 days.

Tuesday 31 January
At Haigh Park and then Leeds, a fine winterly day.
I met Mr Dacre and we appointed Mr John Pollard as umpire at Middleton.
I paid expenses 1/3, 3/6, 2/10.
John Rowley and John R Davison been shooting here, shot 8 brace birds, 17 hares, took a hare home each of them.
Leading manure out of fold at this house into Low Lund Croft, 5 loads I should say.
Jos Scholey got a bullock today.

Wednesday 1 February
Hutt Green Tithe, a fine winterly day.
I called and got a tooth stuffed 5/0.
Mr Mills sent me the property tax £70/12/11.
Leading manure out of back fold yard today again.
Mrs Poskitt came and paid her tithe £37/1/9½.
Lead 40 loads manure today, total 88.

Thursday 2 February
Beal Tithe.
At Carlton near Pontefract, a soft day.
I was valuing for G S Robson Esq and Rd Leatham Esq, I paid shot £1/6/0.
Men leading manure out of New House fold yard on Low Common.
I paid G Baker for 2 pair of boots £1/8/0.
Lead manure into South Field, 56 loads.

Friday 3 February
Kellington Tithe Rent.
Pontefract, a soft day.
Valuing gardens for 3 people.
F H Eadon Esq paid his rent due 2 February 1871 - £6/0/0 less property tax 4/0 - £5/16/0.
Nicholson been to the Alderney cow in milk fever, she is dying.
Lead 39 loads manure into South Field Lane this day.

Saturday 4 February
At Pontefract, a dull soft day.
I paid into the bank £527/12/6.
Cow died last night.
Bust taking up drain in Roal Close near plantation.
Men leading manure out of twenty one acres.
Thos Jorden came for me home.
Gave Mr Stones their valuations.
Left Mr T Moxon Esq Nicholson and Co agreement.

Sunday 5 February
At Kellington Church, a fine day. Mrs Hirst not at church.
We dined by ourselves.
A hog dead this morning.
Frost gone I hope for the present.
A heavy storm of thunder and lightning betwixt 7 and 8 o' clock this night.

Monday 6 February
At (Chunell), a fine day.
My expenses 7/10.
6 or 7 ploughs @ work today.
Brought the 16 young beasts here to share which have been in the twenty one acres.
Miss Coulson paid back £5 towards the £7 she borrowed.

Tuesday 7 February
At Whitley and Hensall, a dull day.
Mr Brocklebank with me.
We went to Pollington and Mr Howdall would rather have nothing done yet so we came back to Hensall and I looked over Mr Cotton's farm.
Began sowing peas again today in Top Lund Croft.
Paid John Bank's bill £11/3/0.
He paid his rent all up and for 3 stone rye.

Wednesday 8 February
At Kellington, a fine day like spring.
I was casting out back work all day at home.
Busy ploughing and drilling peas in Top Lund Croft.
Finished ploughing 14 acres for fallow and began in Stones Close one man.
Setting ridges in Hall Garth.
Joe Stacey got lamed in the drain in Roal Close.
Mrs Hurst, Miss Hurst, Sam, Miss Dodgson and young Mr Darling took tea and hare.

Thursday 9 February
At Park Hill or Park Lane Wakefield, a fine day, very spring like.
My fare 3/6.
I met Mr Dodds to value this day.
Finished sowing prize taker peas and we have about 3 acre 2 roods to sow yet with peas in Top Lund Croft.
7 ploughs ploughing Clover and Seed Ley for oats this afternoon.
Mr Stephenson came to see me about valuing tomorrow.

Friday 10 February
At Pontefract, a showery day and very ruff.
I went to value for Mr Barker and company but it was too rough so I settled a garden valuation with John Glover who came home to my tea @ 4pm.
I took cold beef with Mr T Moxon Esq and Stephenson there.
Paid Thos Jaques Rev Jos Mann's tithe £21/1/7.
Middle hogs came up into Upper Common out of 10 acre South Field.
Men taking cartwheels off and jobbing about.
I paid Joe Stacey his wage for 2½ day's lame.

Saturday 11 February
At Pontefract, a winterly day.
8 ploughs at work this day.
Makin Durham Esq sent me £7/5/0.
George Jorden came for me home tonight.
Paid for sparrows up to this day 10/3.

Sunday 12 February
At Kellington Church, a rainy forenoon, fine afternoon.
Been part snow on Saturday night but all is melted this afternoon.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
We dined by ourselves.
Red Heifer bulled at Mr Rhodes.

Monday 13 February
At Grove House Levels, a fine day.
I met Mr Taylor to value.
We are busy ploughing and pressing Seed Ley and ploughing up seeds for barley again as the seeds have missed.
Got 9 bushels peas again to sow in Top Lund Croft, prize takers from Mr John Hickingbottom.

Tuesday 14 February
At Leeds, a fine day.
Met Mr Pollard and Mr Dacre to settle Middleton.
I paid Mr Pollard £2/12/6 and half a stamp 5/0 - £2/17/6.
Drilling peas today again.
Mrs Hirst been to Beal this afternoon to see Mrs Poskitt and Mrs Dickon.

Wednesday 15 February
Hooton Level, a fine day.
Valuing for Mr Fowler.
My expenses 6/6.
I stopped all night with Mr White at Moor Gate.
I met Mr Saml Jenkinson to value.
We finished drilling peas this day Top Lund Croft.
Got 4 stone peas from Mr Charles Rhodes.

Thursday 16 February
Left Moor Gate for Basingthorpe this morning, a fine day.
I met Mr Lowe
Mr (?) Mr White's nephew, drove me to (?) and paid he and man 2/0.
Came home by Wakefield.
Paid expenses today 9/6.
Valuing for Mr Grant.
Mr and Mrs, Miss Maud Hurst took tea with us.
2 ploughs in 10 acres turnip land.
3 ploughs in Hall Garth fallows.

Friday 17 February
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine day.
Busy ploughing, 8 ploughs.
Mr Elston took tea with us.
Mrs Hirst been to see Mrs Beard.
Heifer calves a bull calf.
Alderney heifer bulled again at Mr C Rhodes.

Saturday 18 February
At Pontefract, a fine day.
I looked over Mr Barker's farm and Senior's garden.
I bought 4 stone peas for C Rhodes what we had borrowed.
Mrs Hirst came to market, I went by train.
I paid Mr Proctor for 298 ewes at turnips @ 6d per head, 6 weeks 5 days - £50/0/0.
He paid half a year's interest due 28 November 1870.
Got 5 tons of cotton cake from Mr Deane of Hull - £6/17/0 per ton.

Sunday 19 February
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 20 February
At Hatfield, Moss, a fine day.
Valuing for Mr Baddley, Mr Robinson, Mr Fillingham and Mr (?).
At Moss valuing for Mr Carr's family.
I took Tom with me to wait with the mare.
R Hurst, his wife Polly and Willy took tea and last pheasant to tea.
Busy ploughing, 8 ploughs.

Tuesday 21 February
Kinsley Common, a fine cold day.
Mrs Hirst went to spend the day with Mrs Waide till I came back.
Called at Pontefract to meet George Glover.
George Copley's daughter got wed to Tom Baker, Mr Tom Eadon gave them a breakfast.
Busy ploughing Carr Flatt and 8 ploughs in Broom Flatt tonight.
They say that Mr T Moxon Esq is very much off in drink.
Called to see Thos Hirst and gave him £1/0/0.
The Excise officer asked my man if he had a gun licence or not today.

Wednesday 22 February
At Wakefield, a fine day.
Met Mr Dodds to settle Park Hill valuation.
Paid expenses 7/-
The Rawcliffe Common for Ralph (?) Esq , Leach Farm expenses - 2/6.
Busy ploughing Broach with 8 ploughs.
Got 7 ton 10cwt slick from Rhodes and Dalby of Snydale Colliery.

Thursday 23 February
At Birkin, a fine day.
Busy ploughing.
8 ploughs got Broach and Broom Flatt ploughed.
Ploughing 8 acre old seeds and pressing.
4 ploughs in Low Lund Croft.

Friday 24 February
At Sand Hill (Fockerly), a fine cold day.
I was valuing betwixt Mrs Mary Ann Sykes and Mr John Storey.
Paid expenses 4/6.
Got a truck coals from Rhodes and Dalby, 6 tons 15 cwt.
Busy ploughing, pressing.
2 men been in Roal Close drain again and they are flooded out.

Saturday 25 February
At Pontefract, an Assessment Meeting in the morning, a fine day.
Took out of bank for P Deane Esq, £34/7/6.
Mrs Hirst came for me home this day.
Busy ploughing Whin Bed Hill.
I gave the Rev Barber £10/0/0 towards building a house at Carlton for the clergyman.
Sold 6 fowls 13/-

Sunday 26 February
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 27 February
At Outwood and Thirsk, a showery day.
Thrashing barley today out of Middle House stack yard.
Stopped all night at Rainton near Thirsk at Mrs Stephensons.
Thrashed a barley stack 50qt best.

Tuesday 28 February
At Rainton, a showery day.
Valuing for Mr Stevenson and Mr Smith of Ripon.
Got 7 tons guano from Mr Carr £15/10/0 per ton.
Stopped all night again at Rainton.
Ewes came home from Mr Rowleys having been 4 weeks.
Sent 30 fat ewes and 6 rams to Wakefield Fair.
Winnowed barley today.

Wednesday 1 March
At Rainton, a fine day.
Got home tonight at 7pm.
Thrashed another stack barley today.
Finished the last bunch grapes this night.

Thursday 2 March
At Rainton, a showery day.
Valuing for Howdalls. Thrashed seed barley today.
Mr Brocklebank with me all day.
Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master Saml Hurst all took tea and champagne and the last brace of birds today.
I sold him my barley @ 42/-

Friday 3 March
At Levels near Crow Trees, a fine day.
At Levels near (Saktoft) valuing for Mr Walker and Mr Ingham.
Delivered 92qt barley today for Mr Hurst.
Got first lamb today.
39qt 6 bushels seed barley in granary.

Saturday 4 March
At Pontefract, a fine day like spring.
3 ewes 4 lambs, 1 yesterday - 5 lambs.
I paid money into the bank £180/12/7.
Busy ploughing, 8 ploughs.
Richard Moxon Esq sent a notice to say he wished to be released from the Trust.

Sunday 5 March
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
4 lambs 2 ewes, total 9 lambs 6 ewes.

Monday 6 March
At Drax and Newland, a fine day.
Valuing for Mr Reynolds and James Tate at Newlands.
2 lambs 1 ewe, total 11 lambs 7 ewes.
I went round by Selby with Mr Chapman as he would have to have walked from Newland if I had not taken him.
I then brought Mr Brocklebank back and Tom load his pony.

Tuesday 7 March
At Gateforth, a fine day.
My expenses 3/9.
17 lambs 9 ewes, total 28 lambs 16 ewes.
Mr Brocklebank says he has bought Mr Hall Close for Mr Shearburn at £570 - 8 acres 12 poles.
Riddling potatoes over today.
Mr Brocklebank says his brother will thrash seed oats for us tomorrow.

Wednesday 8 March
At Colton near Leeds, a stormy day and called at Ferrybridge on my way home.
My expenses 9/-
14 ewes 25 lambs, total 31 ewes 54 lambs.
Finished taking up drain in Roal Close.
3 carts leading boulders this forenoon in front of New House.
Dragging Low Lund Croft.
Got 10qt oats from Mr Cooke @ 1/1 per stone, 12 stone.

Thursday 9 March
At Haywood and Norton, a rainy day.
I took Tom with me today.
10 ewes 17 lambs, total 41 ewes 71 lambs.
Began manuring for potatoes in the Boothman Close clover ley.

Friday 10 March
At Carlton near Barnsley, a fine day.
Fare 4/6, 3/6, cab 8/6.
Busy setting potatoes.
Mrs Hirst had the gardener cutting box trees and laurels in part of house.
16 ewes 26 lambs, total 57 ewes 97 lambs - 3 dead 94 lambs.
One ewe dead.
I paid Thos Russett coal bill £10/6/11.
I paid him for potatoes £12/0/6.
Ha paid rent £6/0/010/5 and 4 bushels wheat 9/4 - total £14/7/8.

Saturday 11 March
At Pontefract, a fine cold day.
I sent Mr Mills the tithe rent out of the bank £456/16/0.
I paid him for Lord Scarbrough, £7/7/0 - £464/3/0.
I paid into the bank £173/17/0.
I sent B J Gibbs a post office order for £/10/0.
8 ewes 13 lambs, total 65 ewes 107 lambs.
Mrs Hirst been at Pontefract today.
John Moxon Esq very cross with me tonight.
George Drabbs paid in £3000 into bank, Betty Kay £400.

Sunday 12 March
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not at church today.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us and took tea with us.
9 ewes 13 lambs, total 74 ewes 120 lambs.
A gimber dead with dead lamb in her, 5 so far

Monday 13 March
At South (Levriton), a stormy day.
My expenses 20/6.
Valuing land for a mortgage by orders of Mr Kenyon.
Leading manure into Barker Close and Parson Garth and setting potatoes.
A deal of ewes lambed today.
16 ewes 29 lambs, total 90 ewes 149 lambs.
I paid Joe Baker his bill £7/9/6.
Got 26qt oats from Mr Brocklebank, 12 stone a sack @ 13¼d per stone.
A gimber hog nearly drowned.

Tuesday 14 March
At Bentley, a fine day.
9 ewes 15 lambs, total 99 ewes 163 lambs.
A lamb dead, one ewe drowned.
Began sowing barley this afternoon.
Mrs Dickon's sale today.
Mr Brocklebank and Miss Lambert took tea here.
Mr Brocklebank brought 19qt oats, total 35qt.

Wednesday 15 March
At Ferrybridge, Pontefract and Grove Hall.
A little snow had fallen this morning and a sharp frost.
I took Tom with me today.
I took lunch at Grove Hall this day with R T Lee Esq.
Sown oats this afternoon.
Mrs Hirst and Mrs Brocklebank been to Knottingley to look at furniture.
10 ewes 15 lambs, total 109 ewes 178 lambs.
One lamb dead.

Thursday 16 March
At Hickleton, a snowy morning.
10 ewes 14 lambs, total 119 ewes 192 lambs - one dead.
We have finished setting potatoes this day about 9 acres 2 roods I suppose in all.
Me and Mrs Hurst, Mrs (Tivibel), and Miss Dodgson took tea with us.

Friday 17 March
At Sutton, a fine day after a frosty night.
Took out of bank for Rhodes and Dalby £7/14/6.
Got 5 tons guano from P Deane Esq Hull.
10 ewes 17 lambs, total 129 ewes 209 lambs - 2 dead 207.
Mr Boothman bought his house and 3 cottages for £300.
Got the oats all harrowed.

Saturday 18 March
At Swinefleet Moors and Pontefract, a fine day.
16 ewes 27 lambs, total 145 ewes 234 lambs - 1 dead 233.
Cow calved a heifer calf this morning.
Busy sowing barley 14 acre, 8 acre and Carr Flatt, I expect it is sown.
Mrs Hirst came to fetch me.
I took out of bank for Mr Johnson Bague £46/0/0 - 35qt oats @ 26/6.

Sunday 19 March
At Kellington Church, a fine warm day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert, Mr C Kilner dined and took tea with us.
10 ewes 17 lambs, total 155 ewes 250 lambs.

Monday 20 March
Hatfield and Halfield Wood House, a fine day.
Sown 19 acres and 10 acres South Field with barley.
7 ewes 12 lambs, total 155 ewes 262 lambs.
2 ewes dead, 6 before - 8 so far.
John Vandravart filling poplar trees at Miss Wallis' orchard.

Tuesday 21 March
At Glidow and Leeds, a fine day.
My expenses 10/6.
Took out of bank for P Deane Esq £126/9/0.
4 ewes 7 lambs, total 166 ewes 269 lambs - 1 dead, 268.
Sent a heifer to Wakefield.
I took Mr (Baille) 3 books, he paid 9/-
Began dragging Broach, 6 sets.
I paid my tailor bill, Headland, £4/10/6.

Wednesday 22 March
At Addle Mill Farm, a fine day.
My expenses 8/4.
Busy dragging and harrowing Broach.
8 ewes 15 lambs, total 170 ewes 277 lambs,- 2 lambs dead, 275.
Mr England been putting a new pump down in the garden and mending the other in new fold.

Thursday 23 March
At Kellingley and Grove Hall, a fine day.
Valuing for Thos Brears and Middleton.
19 ewes 20 lambs, total 180 ewes 295 lambs.
George Jorden sold a cow for £25 to Joseph Lodge.
Mrs and Miss Earnshaw took tea with us, brought a pot of pork.
Mr Graves and Ed Harrison took tea with us.

Friday 24 March
Fewston near Otley with Mr Wordsworth Esq to look land over for the Leeds Water Works Company Act 1867.
Expenses £1/3/8.
15 ewes 24 lambs, total 195 ewes 319 lambs.
Joseph Lodge sent for the cow.
Mrs Hurst and family been to tea this day.
Got 6 doz port wine from Mr Battison, one bottle short when unpacked.
I paid all the labourers this morning.

Saturday 25 March
At Pontefract, a fine spring day.
16 ewes 27 lambs, total 211 ewes 346 lambs.
I sold wheat and Maslin to Mr Jackson Fleet Mills, 22 loads at 21/- together.
Bought oats of Simpson Bogue at 12¾d per stone.
Mrs Hirst unpacked the wine and there was the bottle in the 4 doz hamper (?).
Sent the bottles back.
Got 5 tons of cotton cake from P Deane Esq.
I ordered all the small seeds today.

Sunday 26 March
At Kellington, a not at church.
A fine day, wind north west by north.
Mrs Hirst at church.
We dined by ourselves.
10 ewes 17 lambs, total 221 ewes 363 lambs.

Monday 27 March
At Wharton Lodge, Bilton, a very cold day, wind east by north.
10 ewes 15 lambs, total 231 ewes 378 lambs.
Sent 22 loads wheat to Mr Jackson, Fleet Mills.
Got 2 loads coal, one for the gardener.
Mr Beard in pocket £15/4/8.

Tuesday 28 March
At Topham Ferry, a cold black windy day, wind north.
4 ewes 6 lambs, total 235 ewes 384 lambs.
Turned 9 ewes out today, 3 cast their lambs, 6 not in lamb
Mr Longstaff sent us the small seeds today.
Busy in the fallows.

Wednesday 29 March
At Saxton and Ledstone, a fine cold day, wind due north by east.
I met Mr Bartle to value at both farms.
Took Tom with me.
My expenses 2/-
I suppose we have drilled Carr Flatt with red clover and part of Beal Close.
4 ewes 6 lambs, total 239 ewes 390 lambs.
Mr Brocklebank sent us some oats 26qt.
Ewe dead, 11 so far.

Thursday 30 March
At Knottingley, wind very light, east wind.
Cutting part lambs today, 121 of them.
4 ewes 6 lambs, total 241 ewes 396 lambs - 1 dead 395.
I paid Baker for a pair of boots 14/-
Miss Coulson paid her back £2/0/0 she borrowed.
Mrs Hirst paid her chapel rent 6/-
Busy drilling seeds today.
Got Carr Flatt, Beal Close, Church Field done and began in 19 acres this day
Sown Low Common Hills and Sugar with barley this day.

Friday 31 March
At Knottingley, wind west, rain at night.
At Hunslet Station afternoon.
Took out of bank for P Deane Esq £32/18/0.
Mr Vandravart paid me towing path rent £5/2/5.
Sown all our barley but Mill Close.
This day drilling seeds.
3 ewes 6 lambs, total 244 ewes 401 lambs - 1 dead 400.
21 ewes to lamb yet.
Had first leveret today to tea.

Saturday 1 April
At Birkin and Pontefract, a fine cold day.
Mrs Hirst went with me to market today and Boothman.
Afterwards I met Mr Elston at Birkin to value Mr Rhodes manure.
3 ewes 4 lambs, total 247 ewes 404 lambs.
Took Mr Longstaff his seed sacks home today.
Busy drilling seeds.
Got a cow in calf from Mr Wilson, a half bred one.
David Briggs sent us 6 pigeons.
A hog dead today.

Sunday 2 April
At Kellington Church, a fine cold day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert, Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
1 ewe 1 lamb, total 248 ewes 405 lambs.
Heifer with horns down bulled at C Rhodes.

Monday 3 April
At Streethouse Snydale, a dull day, wind north east.
Drilling seeds in Sugar Hill and ten acre Upper Common.
Began ploughing Fenteman Close 7 ploughs this afternoon.
Got a truck slick today.
1 ewe 1 lamb, total 249 ewes 406 lambs.
Cut 146 lambs today, 124 before - 270 cut.

Tuesday 4 April
At Kukly Common and (Skilbrook) Hollings, a cold day, wind west.
I took Tom with me.
Got all the seeds drilled up to sow Mill Close.
Ploughing in forenoon and harrowing fallows in the afternoon.
1 ewe 2 lambs, total 250 ewes 408 lambs.

Wednesday 5 April
Carlton near Barnsley and Wakefield by 1pm, a rainy afternoon.
Paid expenses 13/-
Wakefield dinner 3/6.
Finished ploughing Fenteman Close this forenoon.
England and his man fixing pumps and pipes and took home an old pipe.
3 ewes 5 lambs, total 253 ewes 413 lambs.
Paid Mr Battison for 6 doz of old port @ 63/- less one bottle., £18/12/6.

Thursday 6 April
At Water Wold near Pocklington, a fine cold day, wind east.
1 ewe 1 lamb, total 254 ewes 414 lambs.
Busy ploughing Broach with 8 ploughs today.
Ton Jorden went with me to Burton Salmon and fetched me back.

Friday 7 April
At Kellington, a fine day after a very sharp frost, 8 degrees of frost.
Men all digging garden.
Mr T Moxon Esq, Mr H Barker Esq, Mr Hurst, his wife, son and daughter all took tea with us.
Had first cucumber today.

Saturday 8 April
At Pontefract, a fine day after a frosty night, 10 degrees of frost, wind east.
I took Mr T Moxon a cucumber 12 inches long.
3 ewes 4 lambs, total 257 ewes 418 lambs - 1 dead, 417.
Mrs Hirst not at market today.
I paid John Illingworth with 12/- per week this week, two weeks £1/4/0.
John's wife had a slight stroke.
Mr Hurst bought us 4qt barley to come on Monday morning.
John Rowley sent us 6 pigeons.
I saw first swallow this morning.

Sunday 9 April - Easter Sunday
At Kellington Church, a fine day, wind east.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
I saw 3 swallows this morning.
My grandmother used to say, "A fine Easter Sunday, a fine harvest would follow," so we may expect a fine harvest this year.

Monday 10 April
At Ledsham (Scrat) House and Burton Salmon, a fine cold day after a frost.
I took Mr Mellows and Saml. Simpson in the carriage.
Sheep came out of Mill Close and they began ploughing and sowing this day 8 or 9 pair horses.
Got 4qt barley from Mr Chambers, Balne.
2 ewes 3 lambs, total 259 ewes 420 lambs.

Tuesday 11 April
At Brodsworth and Pigburn, a fine cold day till 5pm then a nice easy rain fell.
Barley sowing finished this day Mill Close.
1 ewe 2 lambs, total 260 ewes 422 lambs.
Mrs Hirst got her bedstead set up.

Wednesday 12 April
At (Belgrave), Holmefirth or Tongs Bridge, a fine day after a most beautiful night rain.
My expenses today 12/6.
Alderney heifer in bulling again 3rd or 4th time.
Ridging for mangles in Low Lund Croft and drilling Mill Close seeds.
Got 1lb Kohlrabe seed from Sutton and son Reading.
2 trucks of salt come to be ready for morning.
Washed 100 hogs today.

Thursday 13 April
At Stapleton Castle Farm, a fine day.
Got a truck of salt off 8 ton 17 cwt.
Salted Low Lund Croft for mangles.
2 ewes 3 lambs, total 262 ewes 425 lambs.
Mrs Hirst paid for meat 10/6.
Paid her bed maker Mrs Jorden 5/6.

Friday 14 April
At Hickleton, a fine cold day.
Met Mr Dennison.
Began drilling mangles, 48 loads manure yesterday, 8 cwt guano, 7 tons salt, 16 loads manure today.
Chimney sweeper swept the chimney, paid 2/-
Cut up the lambs, 50 today.
Setting willow trees in Carrs.

Saturday 15 April
At Pontefract, a rainy day.
Drilling mangles in Low Lund Croft.
Busy ploughing 14 acres.
Went by myself today and back to market.
John Clarke Esq of Hessle near Hull died on Thursday the 13th aged 84 years.

Sunday 16 April
At Kellington Church, a fine day after rain in the night.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert dined with us and took tea also.
Put up 100 hogs to clip on Monday.

Monday 17 April
At Thornhill in the forenoon, a fine soft growing forenoon.
Home for dinner and then off again to Whitley and Balne.
I took out of bank for Sutton and Son £1/17/4.
Clipping 100 hogs.
Ploughing in 14 acres we are.
Got the machine ready to thrash barley tomorrow and Wednesday.

Tuesday 18 April
At Knottingley, a cold wet damp morning.
Went Drainage Meeting.
Thrashing barley, broke off, raining.
Cash in pocket Note £5, gold £11/10/0, silver 10/4, copper 5d - £17/0/9.
100 hogs for Wakefield.
Old heifer bulled in milk with black face at C Rhodes.
Left Knottingley for Peterbro at 3-42.
Stopped all night at Station Hotel.
Fare for two days 17/6.
I paid for Leeds Mercury 8/8.

Wednesday 19 April
At Peterbro, a rainy morning.
Met Mr Roberts to value.
Paid expenses @ the inn 16/9, tea at Doncaster 1/6, fare 2/8 and 9d, yesterday's fare 19/6 - £2/1/6.
Winnowed 43qt barley best.
Thrashed up the part of a stack that was left yesterday.
Ready to thrash the last barley stack.
A lamb dead

Thursday 20 April
At Heck in the forenoon, home to dine, a dull morning then a fine day.
Thrashed last barley stack this day and sold the barley to Mr Hurst for 42/- per qt.
Mr Hurst, his son Saml, Mr T Moxon Esq, Mr Stephenson took tea with us.
Mr Hurst came and went by train.
Given the cow some treacle before calving.
Cookson setting 3 stone posts on the Upper Common.
Washed 100 sheep today.

Friday 21 April
At Hatfield Woodhouse and Grove House Levels, a fine day.
Took Tom with me.
Winnowed up last barley 103qt 3 bushels, tail end 10qt 1 bushel.
Sent Mr Hurst 104½ qt best.
Tup hog dead.
Cleaned the Middle House stack yard out.

Saturday 22 April
At Pontefract, a rainy day till noon then fine.
I was elected chairman again for the 10th time.
I paid into bank £210/0/0.
Mrs Hirst came to Pontefract after tea.
Dibbling mangles in garden.
I bought a qt lamb for 10/6.
2 mares leaped by Davison's horse.

Sunday 23 April
At Kellington Church, a showery morning, fine afternoon.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
We dined by ourselves today.
1qt lamb and asparagus.

Monday 24 April
At Wortley near Sheffield, a fine day.
My expenses 17/7½ d.
Clipped 98 hogs and two ewes total 100 for Wakefield Fair tomorrow.
Leading manurefor Fenteman Close, 37 loads.
Got 4 tons of potash from Condor.
Mrs Hirst took Sarah Jane Poskitt a bit of lamb.
Got 40lb turnip seed from Sutton and Sons, Reading.

Wednesday 26 April
At Burton Salmon, a dull morning.
Took Mr Mellows and Saml Simpson and brought them back to Knottingley.
I paid Mr Mellows for John Reynolds £1/1/0.
At Pontefract to sign and be sworn in the Rev George (?) business.
Paid Mr Arundel 2/6.
Got 8 ton 10 cwt coals Rhodes and Dalby.
Mr Rowley and Mr Davison called here tonight.
Men hoeing peas.
Mrs Blaid sent Mrs Hirst an antimacassar

Thursday 27 April
At Haigh Hall, a fine day.
My expenses 6/6.
Painter at work today.
Men hoeing peas or ploughing.
Mr, Mrs, Miss, Master Sam Hurst been here to tea.
Rd Moxon Esq condescended to speak to me in the railway carriage today.

Friday 28 April
At Sandbeck Lodge, a showery day.
Met Mr Mellows, we went together.
My expenses 13/-
Got 5 tons guano from P Deane Esq, £14/5/10 per ton.
Painters at work, 3 of them.
Men hoeing peas most of them.

Saturday 29 April
At Hensall and Pontefract, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst came after tea.
I went to Hensall to value manure for Cotton and Ling Challenger
Two men ploughing, all the other men hoeing peas.
Paid into the bank £435/0/0.
Paid Mr Wilson for cow in calf £18/10/0.
Paid Mr Longstaff seed bill £35/4/0.

Sunday 30 April
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea also Mr (Houndsfield).
I went to hear him preach.
Black mare foaled a filly foal.

Monday 1 May
At Ley Field Aberford and Ledstone, a fine day.
I heard the cuckoo this day first time.
Busy ploughing fallows.
3 painters at work today.
Miller had his mare in the lanes tonight (tenting) her.

Tuesday 2 May
At Langholme near Haxey Station, a fine day
My expenses by rail 9/3, ale 4d say 10/-
Sold a cow to Mr Pearson for £23/5/0.
Mrs Hirst been at Leeds, paid my two bills, Knight £1/11/0, Rishforth for garden seeds £2/0/0 - £3/11/0.
Paid sundry expenses £1/15/0.
A pig got hurt with a beast, sewed the wound up.
Busy ploughing Stones Close.
A ewe dead today with 2 lambs.
Paid Askern Bath Charity subscription £1/0/0.

Wednesday 3 May
At Bilham Grange, a showery day.
Met Mr Waite to value.
Sent the Alderney heifer to Snydale to the bull and to stop there.
Got a truck of salt.
Harrowing potatoes again and earthing them up.
Mrs Hirst had John Banks taking out some rot in passage skirting.

Thursday 4 May
At Streethouse, Crofton and Sharleston, a fine windy day.
Busy dragging Broach all hands and all the horses standing as I came home.
John Scholey with me today.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Hurst came to tea, leveret rabbit, - peaches and strawberries after tea.

Friday 5 May
At Pollington, a fine day.
I valued Me Howdall's manure.
I also met Mr Eddison at Hall Farm and he came and took tea with us.
Mark Pearson fetched cow and paid £23/5/0.
Mrs Hirst went to Beal to see Sarah Jane Poskitt.

Saturday 6 May
At Pontefract, a fine day like summer.
Mrs Hirst at home.
I took out of bank for Peter Deane Esq for guano £73/16/0.
Busy dressing fallows.
I paid Mr Condor for potash £14/0/0.
Black mare stucted by Davison's horse.

Monday 8 May
At Hewitt, Wortley Mill Farm and Carlton, a fine day
Valuing for Lord Wharncliffe.
My expenses in horse and gig £1/0/5, my fare 9/2 there and back.
Washed gimber hogs this day.
Ploughed Upper Common.
John (Bathwhistle) Esq been here to see me and asked my wife to go and see him.
Sent to Mr Haigh by Mr Brocklebank for hail storm insurance £4/7/9.

Tuesday 9 May
At Levels and Low Levels, a very cold day.
Met Mr White and Mr Mellows to value.
A sad accident happened yesterday to Mrs Godfrey and her son, both killed by railway crossing and Mr Godfrey opening a gate.
Mrs Hirst's birthday, 61 years old.
Berry pie again to tea.
Turned 11 young beasts to grass.
Washing part ewes.
Miss Lambert came after tea.
Thos Bamford paid his rent £2/5/0.

Wednesday 10 May
At Heck Hall, a fine day.
Mr Mellows umpire betwixt Mr Lake and myself.
Finished washing sheep this day.
Mr Kettlewell's men been here putting a passage oil cloth down
Paid Joe Baker's blacksmith bill £10/1/0.
Paid him for well trough £3/0/0.

Thursday 11 May
At Havercroft, Kukly Common, Skelbrook Hollings, Sutton, Haywood and Norton, a fine day.
Called and dined at Mr Dennison of Minsthorpe and he went along with me.
I had Tom with me.
Mrs Hirst been to Beal this afternoon.
They have laid the foundation stone for Beal Chapel.
I agreed with John Clarke to paint our gates with one coate for 1/6 each.

Friday 12 May
At Hooton Level, a fine cold day.
My expenses 15/9.
When I got home Mr and Mrs and Miss Maud Hurst and Mr and Mrs Wood was here to tea.
Wm Booth paid one whole tear's rent £3/0/0.

Saturday 13 May
At Pontefract, a fine cold day.
I went to Kellingley to value Mr Brear's manure before I went to Pontefract.
John Poskitt Jnr paid for sheep washing 2/3.
Chopped this day again.
Mrs Hirst went to tea at Mr Carter's Mill Hill.

Sunday 14 May
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert, Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
Ewes fleeces 285, hog fleeces 297 - 582.

Monday 15 May
At Wighill Park Farm, a fine day.
Valuing for Mr Kitchingman, paid £3/3/0.
H Newby paid his ½ year rent, £2/15/0.
Clipping sheep today, 118 only clipped.
Dragging fallows.
Net mender @ work today, got 7 mended he says.
They think Jewel will foal tonight.
Maiden gone home today.

Tuesday 16 May
At Field House, Stanley and Leeds, a dull day.
Clipped 110 sheep.
Busy ploughing+close by brickyard.
Sent 9 bullocks to Wakefield Fair.
I paid at Leeds for Mrs Hirst £5/6/6.
I paid expenses 2/8, 4/0, 1/4.
Fish and game 6/0.

Wednesday 17 May
At Whalley, a fine cold day after a sharp frosty night.
My expenses today £1/6/2.
Busy clipping sheep, only 30 to clip and then we have done.
Net mender been all week so far.
Busy ploughing Low Common across today again.
Jewel foaled a colt foal last night.
Paid for a telegraph message 3/0.

Thursday 18 May
At Swineshead and Wylerton near Boston, a fine day.
Miss Hewson £5 Bank of England note no.L3/30 57292 1871 January 28, London George Forbes Chief Cashier.
Finished sheep clipping this day, total 532 fleeces.
I got home at 10-30 by gig from Doncaster.
My Expenses 18/2.
Got 5 ton cake, 2½ ton lime cake, 2½ ton cotton cake.

Friday 19 May
At Heck, a finish day.
Valuing for Messrs England.
Men ploughing Fenteman Close.
Painters say they have painted 57 gates so far.
Had a grouse to tea this night.
Tom Wilkinson took tea @ George Jorden's.

Saturday 20 May
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Paid into the bank £200/0/0.
Took out of bank P Deane Esq £46/9/0.
Took out of bank for Rhodes and Dalby £6/9/6.
Mrs Hirst came to market this afternoon.
I suppose half bred Alderney cow bulled - no bull so not bulled.

Sunday 21 May
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us and took tea also.

Monday 22 May
At Barnsley, a fine day.
Umpire betwixt Mr Lancaster and Mr Benj Day, they paid me £3/3/0.
Busy ploughing Broach today last time before sowing.
Washing sacks Mapplebeck is.
Getting ready for dipping lambs tomorrow.

Tuesday 23 May
At Leeds, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
I paid Kettlewell for passage oil cloth £6/1/6.
Sundries 29/9, fare 9/6, 5/9.
Dipping the lambs.
Sent 8 heifers and 15 sheep to fair.

Wednesday 24 May
At Cobdale Water Wold near Pocklington, a very hot day.
My expenses are this day 10/-
Met Mr Kemply to value the dilapidation on this farm.
Called to see R W F Mill Esq.

Thursday 25 May
At Wakefield, a showery day.
Met Mr Cuttle to settle a few valuations.
Paid shot 9/3, paid fare 4/6 - 13/9.
Men taking off cart wheels and riddling guano.
Ayrshire cow bulled at Ed Poskitts of Beal.

Friday 26 May
At Carlton near Barnsley, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst had the chimney sweeper to the chimney in this room.
Ploughing 4 acres today.
Mrs Hurst 2 daughters and Saml took tea with us.
Fare 4/6, 3/6, half of cab 4/6 - 12/6.

Saturday 27 May
At Pontefract, a fine day till noon then a thunderstorm.
I paid into the bank £100/0/0.
Mrs Poskitt paid her rent, £3 short of £107, only £104 paid.
Mrs Hirst was at market.
I paid seed bill to Mr Carter £22/15/6.
Flower saw the horse again tonight.
Mr S Wood Esq paid Mrs Hirst £6/6/0.

Sunday 28 May
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert, Mr Ed Poskitt, Mr Charles Kilner dined and took tea with us.

Monday 29 May
At Goole, a fine day.
My expenses 3/9.
John S Bentley called and took tea with us and we settled 2 valuations.
Began drilling swedes in Broom Flatt and Broach across.
Lead 20 loads manure this afternoon.
Paid Miss Lambert Highway rate - £1/13/3.

Tuesday 30 May
At Poppleton Villa, a fine day.
My expenses 12/8.
Got 20 goslings today, dark colour.
Busy drilling swedes in Broach.
40 loads manure today.
Mr and Mrs and two Miss Rhodes came to tea.
Roaned heifer bulled at Ed Poskitts.
H E Beard has been at Hutt Green since last week, got him home this night R Foulds and John Todd.

Wednesday 31 May
At Kellington, Heck and Whitley, a fine day.
Mr Mills dined with us.
I wrote out Mr Howdall's two valuations and took them.
Sown on both sides of willow tree in Broach and Broom Flatt.
Jos Scholey paid me for beasts and sheep £18/1/6.
Painters at work, nearly done at this house.

Thursday 1 June
At Kellington Rent Day.
Paid rent in notes this day £241/10/0.
Boned about 7 acres in top part of Broach and Broom Flatt.
Mrs Hurst and her two daughters took tea with us.
Turned 7 calves into the Ings.

Friday 2 June
At Doncaster, a fine day cold.
I met Mr White, Mr Taylor and Co.
I paid 11/9.
Busy drilling swedes from Sutton's champion swede.
Mr Tho Moxon Esq came and brought Miss Scott, took tea with us.
The man who got the grass by the riverside came and offered 5/0, said he would bring 10/6 next Friday.

Saturday 3 June
At Pontefract, a fine cold day.
Mr Hargreaves only bid me 22/6 per stone for my wool.
I paid into bank £221/13/0.
John Moxon Esq told me I was liable for £1000 if it was lost. I said I could pay it without having to borrow it and the sooner it was done the better.
Mrs Hirst came to market after dinner.

Sunday 4 June
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst @ church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 5 June
At Wakefield, a fine day.
Settling thos Brears valuation.
Fare 4/6, expenses 6/0 - 10/6.
Drilled Beal Close with swedes.
25 loads manure on 3 acre, bones and guano on the remainder.
Mrs Hirst been to Beal, did not get one.
Spotted heifer gone over the river into Mr Todd Close.
Made 8 or 9 rows in Hall Garth.
Got 4½ loads manure from David Alison.

Tuesday 6 June
At Knottingley, a dull cold day.
Got the heifer back from Mr Todd's field.
Drilling in Hall Garth swedes.
Lead 48 loads manure and guano.
Got all the potatoes earthed up.
Died at Kellington old Mrs Wallace aged 87.
Settling Heck Hall with Mr Mellows and Mr Lake.

Wednesday 7 June
At Pontefract, a cold windy day.
Mrs Hirst went to the Ladies Benevolent Society.
Leading manure from W Boothman, they got lead into Hall Garth this day, 23 loads, 48 loads yesterday - 71 loads.
Began at noon to lead manure into 14 acres South Field.
Lead 21 loads and drilled about 1 acre.
Mrs Hirst paid for lamb 6/1.

Thursday 8 June
At Barnsley, a cold windy day.
Met Mr (Lowe) to settle Basingthorpe and Hermit Hill valuations.
Paid expenses 12/6.
Leading manure into 14 acres South Field 48 loads, one load from Jack Stacey and 2 cwt guano per acre.
After tea Mrs Hirst walked on to the Upper Common.

Friday 9 June
At Skelbrook Hollings, a fine day.
Busy drilling ten acres Upper Common with swedes, 4 cwt bones, 2 cwt potash, 1 cwt guano per acre.
Got about 7 acres tilled today.
Got 4 tons cotton cake, got 1 ton lime cake of P Deane Esq, Hull
Geo Stacey and George Copley paid me one year rent each £3/10/0, £3/10/0.
Labourers asked me to give them 16/- per week, I said if you charge 1/- more I shall lower (them) after harvest.

Saturday 10 June
At Pontefract, a fine day, rather warmer than of late.
I paid the net mender £1/5/6.
Grey mare seen horse again third time.
Mrs Hirst hired a girl from Ackworth, Caroline North, for one year £6, godspenny 2/0.
Sold the wool to Mr Hargreaves at 23/- per stone.
Turned all the horses out to grass.
Got done sowing swedes this day and began sowing green ones in Hall Garth this afternoon.

Sunday 11 June
At Kellington Church.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert and Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
Had first peas today.

Monday 12 June
At Doncaster, a fin day.
Settling Mr Atkinson valuation.
I paid Mr Mellows £4/4/0.
Drilled Hall Garth out with green turnip, bones and guano.
Setting out mangles.
Paid Went Drainage tax £2/17/2.
Two Miss Manns took tea with us.
Paid Ann Peel her wage £11/0/0.

Tuesday 13 June
At Thorne Faiir, a fine warm day.
Mrs Hirst paid at Leeds £10/13/5.
Began leading manure this afternoon in Roal Close and only got 19 loads this afternoon, poor work for 4 fillers and 3 carts.
Paid for 52lb rape seed 20/0, bag 1/0 - 21/0.
Expenses 1/4½
Weighed up the wool 303 stone 7lb @ 23/0 £349/0/6, 8 sacks £4/0/0.

Wednesday 14 June
At Thorpe Audlin and Pontefract, a nice rain fell this morning.
Delivered the wool this morning.
White heifer bulled at Ed Poskitts.
Busy drilling manure Roal Close, 40 loads manure.
I bought 30lb of (Beugholme) swede seed @ 1/- Wainwirights - £1/10/0.
I bought 60lb rape seed @ 4d - £1/0/0.
Mr and Mrs Dodgson took tea with us, Mr and Mrs and Miss Hurst took tea with us.
Alderney cow calves a heifer calf.
A man paid 10/6 for getting grass near river side

Thursday 15 June
At Wakefield, a rainy day, a very deal of rain fell.
Men jobbing about in the forenoon, planting mangles, all the others at home.
The girl has not come to her place today because of the rain.

Friday 16 June
At Knottingley, a fine day after a deal of rain last night.
I met Mr Mellows to settle 3 valuations this day.
Paid expenses 9/-
Men all planting mangles in the forenoon and in the afternoon planting kohlrabi in four acres.
Ayrshire cow bulled second time.
Cricketers at work today at Knottingley, 22 only got 88 runs.
Girl came to her place this day that was to have come yesterday.

Saturday 17 June
At Pontefract, a rainy soft day.
Men planting kohlrabi in 4 acres.
Jewel and Flower stucted tonight.
The Lords of the Admiralty won't allow the Pontefract Town Council to borrow money upon the rates for a new exchange.

Sunday 18 June
At Kellington Church, a fine day till 5pm then a thunder shower.
Mrs Hirst not at church, teaching the new girl to cook Sunday dinner.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us and Mr Shutcliffe and Mr Condor took tea with Ed Poskitt and ourselves.

Monday 19 June
At Pontefract, a showery day.
Mr Dennison came to meet me and he was old drunk.
I paid shot 5/6, horse 1/- and a bottle brandy 4/6.
Mr Hargreaves sent me the wool money and I paid it into the bank £352/8/0.
Finished drilling four acre with swedes and kohlrabi, 16 rows this side.
Lead 19 loads manure into Roal Close, 59 before - 78.

Tuesday 20 June
At Leeds, a showery day.
A deal of thunder today and rain and hail.
Finished sowing Roal Close, 6 loads manure, remainder bones and potash.
Busy ploughing old seeds Tony Wood Close for turnips.
I paid (Pegler) £19/6/0.
I paid Headland £1/14/6.
Hailstorm damaged the 17 acre of peas.

Wednesday 21 June
At Wakefield, a finish day.
Sown green turnips in 14 acre South Field.
John Scholey and I balanced Mr Herring's valuation and put it upon the same 5/- stamp.
I sold 11 acres peas Church Close3 to Mr Richardson @ £12 per acre to pay before he begins and leaves the straw and leads them himself.
Mr Brocklebank brought us £40 that was sent to Burton Tate.

Thursday 22 June
At Pontefract, a fine dull day.
Went to Miss Eliz Hursts wedding with Mr Willis we did Mrs Hirst and I.
A very large company indeed but none of the Moxons there.
Dr Campbell married them with Mr Moffit's assistance.
We took Tom with us.
Finished sowing turnip land, only rape to sow and we have ploughed up an old seed close so we shall sow it.
Sent 45/- by Mr Bentley yesterday to Mr Broom of Goole for 20 goslings @ 2/3 each.

Friday 23 June
At Knottingley till noon, very wet, the afternoon fine.
Took out of bank P Deane Esq £36/0/0.
Took out of bank Miss Leake £1/0/0.
Took out of bank for Thomas Parrington Esq, Yorkshire Society £1/0/0.
8 pair horses in Wood Close this afternoon.
Paid policeman for catching Hamling's men getting grass £1/11/6.
Mrs Hirst been to Hutt Green.

Saturday 24 June
At Pontefract, a finish day.
Lead a little manure out of fold yard this afternoon into ten acres.
2 ploughs ploughing and drilling swedes in Tony Wood field.
Mrs Hirst at market.
Brown mare stucted again.

Sunday 25 June
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there at night, not in the morning.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 26 June
At Selby, a fine day.
Settling Cobdale valuation for dilapidation.
Finished drilling swedes in Wood Close.
Leading manure into South Field.24 loads on Saturday and 64 today, 110 loads in all.
20 loads out of this back fold into 5 acres.
I bought 3 ton of Indian corn 36/6.
I bought 2 ton white peas @ 40/-, he says 40/3 per qt of P Deane Esq man Calvert.
Sent in to the insurance company a claim of 30/- per acre, 17 acres peas - £25/10/0.
Mrs Hirst and George Jorden went to look @ them.

Tuesday 27 June
At Colton near Leeds, a fine day.
Looking over some wheat that is lost in rubbish fir Mr Leather.
I paid 13/6 in all.
Lead 60 loads manure into far five acres and I should say 40 loads into first five acres.
Mr and Mrs, Miss and Master Willy Hurst all took tea with us.
Got the fold at New House and back fold at this house and part of this fold cleaned out in part.
I lent John Scholey 20/-

Wednesday 28 June
At Knottingley, a rainy morning, fine afternoon.
I met Mr Mellows at Knottingley to settle 3 or 4 valuations.
Mrs Hirst called and took me to Mr Wolf to tea and wine.
Busy leading manure into 14 acres Low Road.
Nearly got this fold cleared 46 loads.
Mr Elston came to see our peas damaged by hail.

Thursday 29 June
At Doncaster, a fine day.
Settling Mr Stock's farm with Mr White.
Paid 10/7.
Leading manure into 14 acre Low Road, 64 loads today, total 110 loads.

Friday 30 June
At Airedale Drainage, a fine day.
Up to Keighley from Bingley.
Paid expenses 3/8 fare, 3/8 fare, 8d fare, 1/0 lunch, 4d porter, 3/8 fare, 8/6 shot, total £1/1/6.
Men ploughing and sowing turnips in Fenteman Close.
Lead 30 loads manure and part guano with fixed ammonia.
Thomas Brears ewes been in our Beal Close.

Saturday 1 July
At Pontefract, a shower fell at Pontefract.
Ploughing and drilling rape in Fenteman Close, 31 loads manure.
Turned the last 4 heifers into the Ings this night.
Mr T Moxon Esq sent us a barrel of ale.
Money in bank £13954/18/3.

Sunday 2 July
At Kellington Church, a fine day till 5 o' clock then a little rain.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 3 July
At Wakefield, a finish day.
Busy sowing rape in Low Lund Croft this day, lead 30 loads manure, total 91 loads besides guano.
Got 15qt Indian corn @ 36/6 - £27/7/6, got 10qt peas @ 43/3 - £20/2/6 From P Deane Esq.
Began ploughing Low Common ready for manuring for rape.
Mr Richardson came and paid Mrs Hirst £130 towards £132 for peas.

Tuesday 4 July
At Wakefield, a showery day, a deal of rain in the afternoon.
Finished sowing Fenteman and Low Lund Croft rapes and began on Low Common, lead 27 loads manure today there.
Mr Richardson began pulling peas in Church Close today.
Mrs Hirst busy distilling mint this afternoon, gave George Jorden 1 bottle.

Wednesday 5 July
At Havercroft and Ryhill, a dull forenoon, very fine windy sunshiney afternoon.
Began setting out swedes in Broom Flatt, 12 men.
Paid into the bank £130/0/0.
3 men leading manure into Hagg Hill.
Mrs Hirst finished distilling mint water.
Paid Mr Holmes for newspapers £1/13/0.
Mrs Hirst walked out with me after tea to look what the turnip hoers had done.
Tom Green came and paid for 8lb swede seed for Mrs Battye

Thursday 6 July
At Kellington, a rainy showery forenoon.
After dinner I went to Snaith Show, Mrs Hirst did not go because it looked like rain.
3 men leading manure into Hagg Hill, got 140 loads there.
Mrs Hirst been to see John Illingworth tonight.
12 men hoe swedes in Broach and Broom Flatt.

Friday 7 July
At Wakefield, a rainy forenoon, finish afternoon.
No men hoeing turnips, I do not know the reason.
Mr Williams returned me the carriage of my clothes from Headland of Leeds 4d, charged in error.
3 men leading manure into Hagg Hill.
Stopped rape sowers this day again.
I was finishing Mr Morrison's valuation with Mr Kay and Mr Wordsworth.
Paid fare 4/6.

Saturday 8 July
At Doncaster till 12-20, a fine forenoon, rainy afternoon.
At Pontefract to dinner.
I met Mr Mellows about Hooton Levitt Farm.
Sent Alderney cow to Snydale and George Copley got drunk and she tired and left her at George Rhodes for the night.
Mrs Hirst came for me home today.

Sunday 9 July
At Kellington Church, a showery day.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
Miss Lambert, Miss Jackson and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
George Copley fetched the cow home this morning from G Rhodes.

Monday 10 July
At Thorne, a fine day.
Met Mr Chapman.
Expenses 1/6.
Thrashed 12qt oats this day, old ones.
Mr Elston came to settle for hail storm damages £25/10/0 we agreed at, he had his two daughters with him.
Agreed with the men to mow clover 4/0, to mow grass @ 5/0 per acre, to hoe turnips@ 8/0 per acre.
Mrs Hirst went to Hutt Green to see Thomas Johnson and gave them for the missionary meeting 10/-

Tuesday 11 July
At Leeds, a fine day.
I took out of bank for P Deane Esq £47/10/0.
Mr T Moxon Esq and Mr Hanks, Miss Summerson took tea with us.
I paid for netting @ Leeds 40 yds - 3/4.
Paid sundry 4/-
Paid Miss Coulson missionary meeting 5/0.
Paid Miss Coulson for preacher's meat.

Wednesday 12 July
At Kellington, a fine forenoon.
After dinner we went to Snydale.
Took Tom with us and took tea with Mr and Mrs Rhodes and company.
The men get all the clover mown by noon this day, 28 acres in 2 days.
Began sowing rapes again this afternoon in Low Common.
Lead part pea straw this forenoon on to Seed Close today.
Mr Richardson paid me £2 making in all £132/0/0.

Thursday 13 July
At Kellington till after dinner, a very close air, a fine soft day.
Went to Snaith to Thos Eadon Esq sale, only one bid £10000, withdrawn the property.
Finished sowing rapes in Low Common this day.
Mrs and Miss Polly and Miss Maud took tea and fruit with us.
12 men began at noon to hoe Hall Garth turnips.
1 man leading pea straw.

Friday 14 July
At Thornhill and Wakefield, a rainy morning.
Mr Morrison paid me my charges £12/12/0.
Mr Lister sent me half my charge foe Whalley £2/5/0.
Nearly got Hall Garth hoed.
Began horse hoeing 3 men.
Mrs Hirst been to Hutt Green and Mr Brocklebank came home with her.

Saturday 15 July
At Pontefract, a finish day.
I gave John Bentley a cucumber and J N Dennison one also.
Got part green turnips set out in Roal Close and 48 rows set out in 14 acres South Field.
Setting bars to keep Thos Brear's sheep of our turnips in Beal Close.

Sunday 16 July
At Kellington Church, a fine hay day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Edward Poskitt dined with us and took tea also.

Monday 17 July
At Pontefract, a soft day.
Turned the clover and began to get a little up, rain broke them off.
Leading pea straw after rain came on.
I met John Scholey to settle H C Ingham Esq valuation at Colton.
Paid 4/3.
Taken last lambs off this day and we have 399 of them.
Paid Joe Baker's bill £9//4/0 and for 2 iron troughs 31/3 each £3/2/6 - £12/6/6.
Deduct shop rent 15/0 - total £11/11/6.

Tuesday 18 July
At Doncaster, a fine day.
Met Mr mellows and Mr White to settle Chapman and Ingham and we settled Browns on Hatfield Moors.
Missionary meeting, Mrs Hirst gave at collection £3/0/0.
Mr and Mrs Brocklebank and Mrs and Miss Mollett took tea with Mrs Hirst.
Cocked part clover today.
Mowers got part grass cut.
Made an affidavit in Mr H Leatham Esq land at Featherstone.

Wednesday 19 July
At Norton, a soft day, a little rain.
Met Mr Taylor and we dined at Mr Rowleys, both of us.
Not quite got done mowing, say one hour in the morning will finish.
About 9 acre clover to cock yet.
David Anson has not mown the half acre grass so I don't think I shall favour him again.
Mrs Hirst sent Mrs Brocklebank some rasps today.

Thursday 20 July
At Doncaster, a fine day.
Met Mr White to settle Carlton stocks to Lord Wharncliffe.
Cocked all the clover and finished mowing this morning before breakfast.
12 men hoeing in 14 acres turnips.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Maud Hurst took tea with us.
Miss Lambert and Miss Jackson called after tea.

Friday 21 July
At Wakefield, a rainy afternoon.
Met Mr Fenwick and Mr Wadsworth to go through Washburn account.
Paid expenses 12/-
12 men hoeing turnips and keeper also hoeing in same close.
I paid George Stacey £13/16/0 for all the clover and grass mowing, clover 4/0, grass 5/0 per acre.

Saturday 22 July
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Mrs Joy, Mrs Hanks, Mrs Summerson took tea with us, Mrs Hirst at Mr Thos Moxon Esq.
Haigh and Atkinson paid me £25/10/0 for hail storm damage.
Paid John Clarke painter's bill £34/11/0.
I bargained with George Rhodes to send 15 beast on Monday into Birkin Holme @ 3/- per week for 2 months.

Sunday 23 July
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert, Miss Jackson and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 24 July
At Kellington., a fine day.
Leading clover and part pea straw.
15 beasts went into Birkin Holme this afternoon @ 3/- per week.
Mrs Waide, Mrs John Simpson and George Waide came to dinner and tea - Mr and Mrs Hurst came to tea.
Gave her gooseberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes.
Rain came on at night after all had gone home.

Tuesday 25 July
At Leeds, a dull forenoon, fine afternoon.
No hay leading.
12 turnip hoers got the white turnips set out first time over.
3 men horse hoeing and two men hoeing mangles.
I paid Kettlewell bill 10/-
Mrs Hirst paid Doyle for pots £2/0/3.
Paid £1/8/0.

Wednesday 26 July
At Whitley, a showery day.
Valuing at Mrs Walkinson's, Mr Brocklebank with me.
Sown about 9 acres in Church Close with rape and mustard, 4lb mustard, 2lb rape per acre.
Mrs Hirst gone to Beal after tea.
Mr Brocklebank took tea with us.
Roaned heifer in milk bulled second time.

Thursday 27 July
At Snaith Justice Meeting, a fine day.
At Pontefract Agricultural Meeting in the afternoon.
Mrs Hirst and her groom went to Pontefract.
I came from Snaith, fare to Pontefract 2/11 and to Snaith and back 5/6.
Mrs Hirst paid 4/-, 1/6.
Busy leading clover and pea straw.
Cocked West Ings.
I had James Brunyard up to getting grass out of Sherwood Close

Friday 28 July
At Rawcliffe Common in the forenoon, a finish day, at Quosquo in the afternoon.
Fine met me at Snaith Station and I drove to Quosquo to value some wheat.
Got the rape and mustard sown in Church Close.
Got 4 ton cotton cake and 1 ton lime cake from P Deane Esq of Hull.
Gave the turnip hoers 20/- tonight towards their hoeing.

Saturday 29 July
At Pontefract, a showery day.
Got a straw stack in today into two barns after topping up pea straw stack.
John Hanks married to Miss Horsefall, cards from Edinbrough.
Took out of bank for self £50/0/0.
Ayrshire cow bulled again.

Sunday 30 July
At Kellington Church, a showery forenoon, fine afternoon.
Mrs Hirst not at church today and no one dined with us but our two selves.

Monday 31 July
At Kellington, a heavy shower fell after dinner, stopped hay making.
Planting kohlrabi.
Got most of our turnips horse hoed.

Tuesday 1 August
At Goole and Moor End, a fine day.
Met Mr Mills, Mr Irving to look over Mr Chantry and Thomas Shearburn Esq land for railway.
Paid expenses 3/9.
Mr and Mrs and Master Willy Hurst took tea with us.
Got no hay up today.
I paid Thomas Jaque's bill £2/0/0 less cow joist 14/-

Wednesday 2 August
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, a fine day.
Paid Thomas Backhouse for last lambing time £2/0/0.
Cocked part hay and lead a few loads.
Saml Watson, F H Eadon's man, came and paid half a year rent due this day £6/0/0.
My expenses 3/6.

Thursday 3 August
At York Show, a fine day.
I paid expenses 8/-
Busy leading hay all day.
Met Mr Mills and Mr Irving to talk over Chantry and Mr Shearburn's railway land puce.
Began rippling peas today Jack Stacey did.

Friday 4 August
At Havercroft, a cold dull day.
Took Tom with me.
Met Mr Clarkson to look coal pit damages over - Miss Green.
We have finished hay time this day.
Mrs Simpson, her son Beckett and Mary Waide called to see Sarah Jane Poskitt but did not see her.
They came here to tea.
2 men rippling peas this day.

Saturday 5 August
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Men busy hoeing turnips all of them.
Sown a little mustard and rape in Roal Close and horse hoeing it.
They say that Sarah Jane Poskitt is worse.
3 boys rippling peas as well as 2 men.

Sunday 6 August
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert, Miss Jackson and Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
Sarah Jane Poskitt very ill indeed Edward says.

Monday 7 August
At Askern in the forenoon, a fine hot day.
Busy reaping peas, hoeing turnips and 2 men horse hoeing.
Mrs Hirst went with W Boothman and I to Askern, 3/0.
I have walked round by horse hoers and pea reapers.
Mr and Mrs Hurst and Mrs Wolf took tea and leveret to tea.

Tuesday 8 August
At Leeds, a fine hot day.
Took out of bank for P Deane Esq £36/0/0.
I paid at Leeds 18/-
Three men hoeing turnips and rippling peas.
Tom Backhouse trimming rams.
Alderney cow bulled at Mr Ed Poskitts.
Thomas Lockwood paid for 1 acre of grass, £5/0/0.
Paid Mr Rishforth for 12 bunches of mushroom spawn.

Wednesday 9 August
At Badsworth and Upton Beacon, a fine hot day.
Umpire betwixt Mr Cuttle and Mr Dennison..
Lead 12 loads peas.
I paid carriage of mushroom spawn 6d.

Thursday 10 August
At Askern to bathe, a fine day.
Home by 11-30, Mrs Hirst with me.
Dined at Kellington and then went to Gowdall to value a wheat crop.
Leading a few peas again today.
Hot day very.
Paid Mr Williams carriage of hamper which was paid by sender from Leeds..
William (Gormdale) came to ask me to give them till week after next and they would pay the balance of rent due 25 April 1871.

Friday 11 August
At Healaugh and Easedyke near Tadcaster, a fine hot day.
Took out of bank for the Rev Jos Mann tithe rent £21/0/0.
9 turnip hoers got done, 3 of them gone to Blackpool.
Finished rippling peas this day we have.

Saturday 12 August
At Pontefract, a fine hot day.
Lead 17 loads peas this afternoon.
We have 3 men horse hoeing turnips all day today.
Mr T Moxon very bad today, did not take tea with me and Mrs Summerson.
6 men pulling haystacks in the forenoon.
One lamb dead today and one yesterday, 2 so far.

Sunday 13 August
At Kellington Church, a fine hot day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert, Miss Jackson and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
Horses and young beast broke gate and got into West Ings fog.

Monday 14 August
At Pontefract Assessment Meeting, Mr Gilder, Mr Bentley, Mr Bradley, Mr Mollett and I the committee.
Men leading peas this afternoon 20 loads.
Horse hoeing and thatching, Joe Stacey hoeing in the 4 acre this side.
Mr T Moxon Esq rather better but not right yet.
Mr Richardson, Woodthorpe Grange Wakefield been here to look at rams.

Tuesday 15 August
At Park Lane Hall, a fine day.
Met Mr Mellows to value at Mr S Kelsey.
Busy thatching and horse hoeing turnips and lead 18 loads peas.
Mrs Hurst and Miss Maud called and took tea here, they have been to Haddlesey about a girl.
I paid Mr Mellows for Heck Hall and Kukly Common £8/7/0.
He paid me for Whalley £2/5/0 - £6/2/0.
Marked the gimbers and draft ewes.

Wednesday 16 August
At Garthorpe, a fine day.
Got all our peas home out of Top Lund Croft and all the haystacks thatched.
Lead a few loads manure out of Middle House fold yard into Carr End.

Thursday 17 August
At Hatfield, Red House, Bentley and Haywood, a heavy rainy day, at times thunder.
Tom with me.
Men thatching stacks, leading manure.
John Colley netting and cutting ivy off walls.
I gave Mr Taylor Sayles stamp and he is to get me £9/1/11.
Died at Beal Sarah Jane Poskitt this day, been ill ever since Christmas.

Friday 18 August
At Saxton, (Scal) House and Castle Farm, a rainy morning, fine afternoon.
Thunder and rain at night.
Thrashing rye stack in afternoon, leading manure in the forenoon.
Bargained with the harvesters this night at very great prices to cut the corn from 8/6 to 15/6 per acre.
Paid them all off for turnip hoeing all but one manure turner.
Thrashed 29 loads rye this afternoon.

Saturday 19 August
At Swinefleet, a fine day.
At Pontefract in the afternoon.
I met Mr Bentley.
Mr Barker paid me for valuing @ Pollington Hall, £10/19/0.
Began harvest this afternoon.
Turner began in cutting oats near station @ 9/-
The other men began in Carr Flatt after finishing thrashing rye.
I paid Turner for turnip hoeing £2, had £1 before - total so far £3.
Girl gone home today.

Sunday 20 August
At Kellington Church, a finish day in the afternoon, strong wind, a little rain or slight shower in the forenoon.
I was at church by myself, Mrs Hirst not there.
Mr Houndsfield took tea with us today.

Monday 21 August
At Birkin, Camblesforth, Newland and Snaith, a fine day.
Very busy cutting barley.
Tom, the groom, been with me.
Got Grainger Garth done and I suppose Carr Flatt also.
F W Waide came and stopped all night with us.

Tuesday 22 August
At Sutton, Skelbrook, Belham and Kellingley, a fine day.
Tom with me.
Busy cutting barley as fast as they can all scythes.
Mrs Hirst had Arthur Summerson to see her before he goes to Demerara, gave him 10/-

Wednesday 23 August
At Grove House in the Levels and Elliott Farm near Crow Trees, a fine day, soft wind.
I met Mr Taylor who is very ill and I met Mr Mellows also.
Mr Taylor paid me £9/0/0 the balance of Joseph Sayles valuation and I want £3/16/0.
Busy cutting barley very fast.
Mr Saml Brocklebank and Johnson Bogue called here tonight.
I paid Johnson Bogue Egbro assessment, £8/3/8½.

Thursday 24 August
At Bubwith, rainy day, very windy @ night.
Called at Haddlesey to look at a close of wheat for Mr Brocklebank.
Not much harvesting done today.
Mr Ibbotson paid me for valuing this day £3/3/0.
Expenses 4/3.
Robert Goundrill came and paid the balance of his rent, £8/4/6 - half year rent due 25 April

Friday 25 August
At Hickleton, a fine windy day.
Busy cutting barley all hands.
Mr and Mrs Hurst and Mr Stephenson brought his son in law John Moxon with him to tea.
I gave Dick Gothard, he is lame 10/-

Saturday 26 August
At Pontefract, a very high wind indeed shaking the corn and necking the barley they say.
Cut the ten acre South Field wheat.
R T Lee Esq sent us 3 brace of grouse, paid carriage 1/9.
Mr T Moxon Esq been drinking for 3 weeks and is now laid in bed without sheets. What would his poor father have said if he had known such an act?
I came home to tea this night as I had no one to take tea with me at Mr T Moxon Esq.

Sunday 27 August
At Kellington Church, a fine day after the great wind yesterday.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
We dined by ourselves out of grouse.

Monday 28 August
At Burton Salmon and Ledsham, a fine soft air and warm.
Met Mr Mellows to value both farms.
Brought them Mr Foster, Mr Mellows and Saml Simpson back to Knottingley.
Began leading barley this day.
Cleaned eight acre Carr End and 4 cart loads out of Carr Flatt.
Mrs Hirst and I walked to look at the reapers this night, been cutting oats.

Tuesday 29 August
At Stone and beck Lodge, Lord Scarbrough.
A strong mist this morning stopped them from leading till 10 o' clock.
I think they have got the better half of Hagg Hill barley lead.
I paid expenses today 13/6.
Mrs Hirst and I walked on to the Upper Common tonight.
Mrs Hirst been to Beal tonight.
Put 117 lambs into West Ings fog.

Wednesday 30 August
At Water Wold, Cobdale Farm, fine day.
Expenses 10/-
Mrs Hirst been to Miss Lambert with kidney beans.
Busy leading barley again today.

Thursday 31 August
At Milford Hagg, a fine day.
Took out of bank for John Gordon Esq on account of Westwood charge £4/4/0.
I got home to dinner today.
At tea we had Mr and Mrs Hurst out of grouse and fruit after.
Leading barley out of Carr Flatt.
Got Mill Close barley cut today.
I have seen all the reapers today and helped George Copley to take lambs into West Ings.

Friday 1 September
At Cowick Hall Farm, a fine day.
I was looking over the farm with Mr Shaw.
Dined with him and came home by 4pm.
Drove my wife round the farm and gave all the reapers 20/- each towards harvest wages.
Got 4 stacks of barley up and lead Grainger Garth and 9 loads out of ten acres into Middle House barn.

Saturday 2 September
At Pontefract, a rainy morning very, fine afternoon.
Mrs Hirst at Pontefract.
I paid into bank £101/8/10.
I gave Mr Arundel orders to prepare a lease for 14 years for Cowick Hall Farm.
Mr T Moxon Esq sober again and took tea with me.

Sunday 3 September
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us, took tea also.
Mr Tate took tea with us all and Mr Palphreyman took supper with Mr Tate.

Monday 4 September
At Kellington, a dull soft showery day stopped reapers and leaders of corn, scarcely any cutting done this day.
Sent B E (Bennett) my account against Trustees of Lord Cardigan.
Rev Thos Hepworth Hall cut his throat at Scarbrough this last night.

Tuesday 5 September
At Leeds, a fine day.
Leading wheat out of ten acres South Field.
8 men got Hemp Dyke rye cut so nearly most of them will get done tomorrow.
I paid Mr Davidson for 5 mares stucting, at £4/0/0 I think he has charged me too much.
I paid several bills @ Leeds.

Wednesday 6 September
At Kellington, a fine day till 5pm then rain set in and a rainy night just as it was 37 years ago, this being our wedding day.
8 teams leading barley, all the reapers got done but 3 men so shall have 1½ acres wheat standing only.
I have rode to see the leaders and the reapers this afternoon.

Thursday 7 September
At Doncaster, a fine day after a very rainy night.
Met Mr Whiite to settle the exchanges betwixt the Earl of Scarbrough and Mrs Miles.
Paid 8/3.
Leading manure out of fold at Middle House.
R Hurst Esq and wife took tea with us.

Friday 8 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Not leading corn this day, not dry.
Cut off the mangle tops in Low Lund Croft.
5 men thatching stacks this day.
Mrs Hirst been to Hutt Green tonight with some grapes for Thomas Johnson.
I paid Mr Scholey for 4 tongues at 2/2 each, beef 9½ d per lb - 14/0.
Joe Baker paid me Martha Boothman's rent, whole year - £3/10/0.
I paid his bill £8/10/11.

Saturday 9 September
At Pontefract, rainy morning, fine afternoon.
A very deal of rain fallen in the night of Friday.
Thomas Middleton of Askern came to ask me to value the town of Askern, not the land only the houses.
I paid into Yorkshire Bank the dividend of Great Western Railway - £71/6/2.

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

Monday 11 September
At Kellington and Ferrybridge, a fine day.
George Jorden and I went to Ferrybridge and I bought 25 heifers of Fred Easton @ £15/10/0 each and took out of bank to pay for them £386/0/0.
Leading wheat this afternoon off Low Common, made a stack with 25 loads in it.
Mrs Hirst and I walked to see the heifers after tea.
Put the muzzle on the sheep dog this afternoon, first time.

Tuesday 12 September
At Kellington, a fine black windy day, dull does not dry the land.
We made a stack of wheat and topped up the barley stack in Middle House stack yard.

Wednesday 13 September
At Kellington, a fine day again.
Lead a stack of rye and made up the barley stack, partly made before.
Put about 8 loads into barn.
Mrs Hurst and her two daughters to tea, gave them some plums.

Thursday 14 September
At Kellington till after dinner then went to Snaith to cattle plague meeting @ 4pm, a fine day.
Made a stack of barley and lead part into the barn.
R T Lee Esq thinks £15 too much for shooting over C Rhodes farm but Charles won't take any less.
Mr Lee's party has killed 30 brace and 15 hares.
Left us 3 brace birds, 2 hares.
Mr Poskitt of Darrington came to look @ rams.
Charles Rhodes says he will give R T Lee Esq £2 again for this year as game is scarce.

Friday 15 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Got part barley again today.
Sent Miss Hewson £5 of York City and County Bank, No. 9630, May 1st 1868, E Smallwood Manager.
Killed first goose today for this season.
Mr Jos Shillito came and took a ram away and never asked me the price, Mr B Coulson was with him.
Mr F Moxon Esq and Mrs Hanks took tea with us
Mr Charles Rhodes says that for this year he will give R T Lee Esq £2 again out of £15 for the shooting.

Saturday 16 September
At Pontefract, a fine day.
We had lead another barley stack today and goot the barn full.
I took Thos (Rollinson) some grapes.
I sold @ market a ram to Mr Henry Poskitt, £12/12/0.
I took Mr Shutcliffe a hare.
Boothman went to look at Mr Robson's foal, said it was too little, asked £14, I did not bid.

Sunday 17 September
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
Miss Lambert, Mr Kilner dined and took tea with us.
Roast goose to dinner.

Monday 18 September
At Doncaster, a fine dull day.
Lead a barley stack and part oats today.
Mr Henry Poskitt of Darrington fetched a ram away, £12/12/0.
My expenses today 14/1.
A H Baker called and took breakfast with us on his way to Beal and from thence to see Mrs Waide of Ackworth Moor Top
Henry J (Ware) Esq sent me a cheque £60/0/0 for Mr Chantry, Thos Shearburn Esq land sold to North Eastern.

Tuesday 19 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
We have got all our oats and part barley.
Made a stack of rye and seed barley stack.
If it holds fine tomorrow I hope we shall get all our wheat and barley.
Mr Hurst, his wife and son took tea with us, a hare to tea.
I again saw Mr Charles Rhodes about the shooting over his farm and he again said R T Lee Esq should have the shooting for the sum stated £15 a year but this year he would give £2 again because game was scarce.

Wednesday 20 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Beal Tithe Rent.
We have finished harvest home this day, at 4pm the boys shouted, all in.
This has been the finest day for the last 11 days.
We began harvest 19th of August and finished 20th September being one month and 1 day.

Thursday 21 September
At Kellington, a fine day.
Egbro Tithe.
11 men thatching stacks.
Dick Gothard ploughing in Hagg Hill.
Booth and Charles Copley watering thatch in forenoon.
Leading 4 ton cotton cake, 1 ton lime cake.
Sold Mr Poskitt a ram £12/12/0, £12/10/0 paid.
Put 368 lambs into low Lund Croft rape.
Put 23 tup lambs on rape and Mustard.
Mrs Hirst went to Hutt Green tonight.

Friday 22 September
At Askern, a fine cold day.
11 thatchers @ work.
Got the filly and paid for her to Robt Foulds, £30/0/0.
Miss Wallace and niece taken tea with us today.
Weighed two rams, 17stone 7lb, and one 19 stone 7lb.
I paid all my harvest men 20/- each tonight on account of harvest, that makes £3 each.

Saturday 23 September
At Pontefract @ 9am, a fine day.
Board meeting for contracts.
I paid into bank £243/10/0.
Mrs Hirst came after dinner to Pontefract.
R T Lee Esq sent us a brace of grouse.
Mrs Briggs sent us some wine, some plums and some nuts.
I believe George Jorden turned his pony out for a month.

Sunday 24 September
At Kellington Church, a rainy day.
Mrs Hirst not at church today.
We dined by ourselves, roast goose.

Monday 25 September
At Streetthorpe, a fine day.
Met Mr Carr and Captain Thompson about Mr Yarbrough's Parker Farm.
Paid expenses 6/7.
Took off the two foals today.
Nearly got all thatched, not quite.
Got 5 barley stacks trimmed.

Tuesday 26 September
At Leeds, a showery day.
Settling Saxton crops.
Paid 13/6.
Got all the stacks trimmed today and cleaned up.
Thomas Brears came and bought a ram £12/0/0.
R T Lee Esq called here and took tea, left 2 brace birds.
Mrs Hurst, Mrs Wolf, Mrs (Willis), David (?) took tea with us.

Wednesday 27 September
At Thornhill Lees, a rainy day.
Umpire betwixt Mr Cuttle and Messrs Kilner brothers.
Paid me £3/11/6.
All our men @ home this afternoon because it is so wet.
Thomas Brears Jnr fetched a ram away £12 - gave his son 1/-
Brought the lambs off rape tonight, very wet indeed.
8 men ploughing this forenoon Low Common Hill and Hagg Hill.
Emptying tank one man.

Thursday 28 September
At Doncaster, a rainy morning, fine afternoon.
I paid Mr mellows for umpire £5/15/6.
My expenses today 15/6.
8 ploughs @ work today.
Put the hogs into Church Close rape and mustard because the Low Lund Croft was too wet.

Friday 29 September
At Kellington, a fine day till 5pm then a rainy night.
Mrs Hirst and I went a nutting in our garden.
I then went to look at sheep and turnips.
Killed 3rd goose, a very nice one.
Sent off several valuations.
After Mrs Scratchard had paid me the tithe rent I bethought myself I had given her a receipt without a stamp. I then wrote her a receipt out and sent it by post next morning with a stamp on it.

Saturday 30 September
At Pontefract Market, a fine day after a rainy night.
Mrs Hirst there also.
I paid for my horse clipping 5/6.
Grey mare clipped by Tom.

Sunday 1 October
At Kellington Church, a showery day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 2 October
At Worksop looking over Brace Bridge Farm, a fine day.
My expenses today after driving to Doncaster cost 8/4.
Mrs Hirst paid Miss Coulson pew rent for chapel, 6/-
Bill Frank gone to Cleckheaton gasworks.
R T Lee Esq family called to see Mrs Hirst.
Tom clipping old carriage horse.

Tuesday 3 October
At Kellington, thunder today, not much rain.
Took out of bank, P Deane Esq, £69/15/0.
Mrs Hurst, Maud, two Miss Millings, Master Darlington took tea with us.
Put the lambs on Low Lund Croft rapes again.
Two dead today.
A woman found drowned near Whitley Lock this morning, a stranger.

Wednesday 4 October
At Brind and Brind Farm, a fine day.
I was valuing for Mr Clutton.
My expenses 5/-
3 lambs dead again today so that makes 5 in two days.
Busy dragging fallows.
Got the steamer ready to thrash tomorrow seed wheat and then an old stack.
Had chimney swept, paid 2/-
Paid for barrel of ale Mr Carter - 6/-
Groom got carriage horse clipped.
Got a load coals from Tom Russett.

Thursday 5 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Took out of bank for Rhodes and Dalby £2/3/9.
7 lambs dead and to kill this day.
Black filly foal dead today.
Thrashed seed wheat this forenoon and began this afternoon of an old wheat stack.
I think the seed wheat stack will have 30 loads.
Frank Baxter called again to see the rams.

Friday 6 October
At Kellington, a finish day.
We thrashed an old wheat stack.
Winnowed new seed wheat 29 loads.
Began winnowing old wheat 50 loads.
Sold Mr Eadon 2 sheep £21/0/0 again 2/-
Put the rams to the ewes.
6 ewes tuped, 4 to the 2 shear, 2 to old sheep.
Mr Ed Poskitt fetched a ram.
Mr T Moxon Esq took tea with us.
To inform Mr Saml Sykes the amount of Mr Brooke's valuation.

Saturday 7 October
At Pontefract, a fine day after a rainy night.
I paid into the bank £56/0/0.
Mrs Hirst came to market after dinner.
Winnowed up old wheat 74 best and sold it to Mr Jackson @ 23/-
No ewes today.
Got 4 loads coals out of a truck from Mr Wood, Fox Holes.

Sunday 8 October
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined with us also he brought me some papers from Mr Carr about Skelthorpe.

Monday 9 October
At Selby Fair, a fine day.
Sent 74 loads wheat to Fleet Mill for Mr Jackson.
9 ewes, 4 old sheep, 4 two shear, 1 to shearling - 6 before, total 15.
I bought a pony of Mr Jackson of Healaugh 7 years old - £11/0/0.
Busy dragging this afternoon the fallows.
My expenses 10/0.
Paid all the harvester's wages this night.

Tuesday 10 October
At Allerton Bywater, a fine day after a frosty night and foggy.
I went to look @ a field of grassland near Mr Hunt's works and made him a valuation to buy it.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Hurst and Mr T Moxon Esq and Mrs Hanks took tea with us.
I sent Joe Stacey to fetch a pony from Sherburn I bought yesterday.
Got the machine ready to thrash tomorrow old stacks.
I am 68 years old this night.

Wednesday 11 October
At Kellington casting all day, a fine day.
Thrashing old wheat and drawing thatch.
Turned the pony out with the foal today.
12 ewes today, 5 old sheep, 4 three shear, 3 to shearling - 15 before, total 27.
Thomas Eadon Esq came to see me about condition of letting his farm.

Thursday 12 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Busy thrashing old wheat again this day, they say 100 loads, 90 odd sacks full.
12 ewes, 4 to old sheep, 4 to three shear, 4 to two shearlings - 27 before, total 39.
J J Smith Esq came and we went through Mr Stacks valuation.
He dined with us and went away @ 2-25.
Mrs and Miss Beard, Mrs Carter, Mrs Addy all took tea with us.

Friday 13 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Thrashed another stack of old wheat, that is three so far this week.
Sold George Rhodes a ram £6/0/0.
5 ewes, 1 old sheep, 1 three shear, 3 with three shearling - 39 before, total 44 so far.
Paid George Rhodes for beef 5/10.
I have looked over the Low Common and all over this afternoon.

Saturday 14 October
At Pontefract, a fine day.
We finished thrashing old wheat, I sold it to Mr Jackson of Fleet Mills @ 25/- and maslin @ 23/6.
I paid into bank £85/0/0.
I measured a haystack for Mr T Moxon Esq - 44 yards, say 3½ ton @ £4/15/0 per ton - £17/16/3.
4 ewes, 2 to old sheep, 2 to three shear - 44 before, total 48.
I paid the gardener's wife 20/-, she wants 16/3, 3/9 I want.
John Farrar sent his interest £7/10/0.
Paid for Leeds Mercury to Mr Smith or rather the clerk 8/8.
Paid Thomas Hawksworth towards drains £1/0/0.

Sunday 15 October
At Kellington Church, a rainy morning, fine afternoon.
Mrs Hirst not at church.
Mr Kilner dined with us and took tea also, he has only one more week to stop with Croysdale.
10 ewes, 4 old sheep, 6 three shear - 48 before, total 58.

Monday 16 October
At Glasshoughton, a fine day.
I called at Pontefract and looked at Mr Hurst's lambs, bid 45/0, he wanted 48/0.
Took out of bank for F Easton for 16 heifers @ £17/5/0 each - £283/0/0, 20/0 again.
I bought the 16 heifers of F Easton to feed, they look very well.
10 ewes, 4 to old sheep, 5 to three shear, 1 to a shearling - 58 before, total 68.
Winnowed 38½ loads maslin.
Sent off 134 loads wheat.

Tuesday 17 October
At Leeds, a rainy morning, fine afternoon.
Sent off in all 317 loads wheat at 25/0, sent off 35 loads maslin at 23/6 to Mr Jackson of Fleet Mill.
8 ewes, 4 to old sheep, 4 to three shear - 68 before, total 76.
Paid Rishforth 9/6, Lawson 20/0 - £1/9/6.
Fare 1/3, 3/6, 6d - 5/3.
Paid dentist for Mr Atkinson 5/0.
Paid 1/6, 1/0, 2/0 for telegraph.

Wednesday 18 October
At Whitley, a fine day after a rainy night.
Mr Brocklebank with me.
Valuing for Mr Eadon Thomas.
Began getting potatoes 5men and 3 boys.
6 ewes, 3 old sheep, 3 to three shear - 76 before, total 82.
7 men ploughing on Low Common.
Brought some ploughs to set ridges for ploughing for seed furrow.

Thursday 19 October
At Bradford, a dull day.
Attending an arbitration - Rhodes and Airedale Drainage Company.
Paid fare to Bradford 5/1.
Paid for dinner 5/0.
Paid fare back 5/1 - total 15/2.
5 ewes, 3 to old sheep, 2 to three shear - 82 before, total 87.
Getting potatoes again.
Mr and Mrs and Sam Hurst and Mrs Wood took tea with us.
I bid 45/- for 60 lambs.

Friday 20 October
At Bradford, a fine day after a rainy night.
I have been all day waiting at the inn.
My expenses 15/2.
7 ewes, 4 old sheep, 3 to three shear - 87 before, total 94.

Saturday 21 October
At Bradford, a frosty morning, rainy afternoon.
Got back to Pontefract by 2pm.
Expenses 15/2.
Mrs Hirst came for me home.
13 ewes, 7 old sheep, 6 to three shear - 94 before, total 107.
Paid into bank £400/0/0.
10 loads wheat to fetch from Darrington, Mr Poskitt.
Bought R Hurst Esq 60 lambs at 46/-
John Illingworth paid £6 for rent I suppose.
Tom gone to Selby.

Sunday 22 October
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
18 ewes, 10 old sheep - 57 so far to old sheep - 8 to three shear - 107 before, total 125.
Foal not very well George Jorden brought up last night.

Monday 23 October
At Kellington, a fine day.
Getting potatoes today.
Fetched 12 loads red wheat from Mr Poskitt, Darrington.
28 ewes, 12 old sheep - 69 so far - 13 to three shear, 3 to shearlings - 125 before, total 153.
Joe Stacey and Henry Newby taking up the drain in Whitley Lane, stopped up.
Gardener taking up carrots - 1½ stone in square yard is 45 tons per acre.

Tuesday 24 October
At Kellington, fine forenoon, rainy afternoon.
Got 60 lambs from R Hurst Esq.
23 ewes, 9 old sheep - 78 so far - 6 three shear, 8 shearlings - 153 before, total 176.
Set the nets in Roal Close and put 340 lambs on this afternoon.
Got carrots into the barn - 132 stone.

Wednesday 25 October
At Kellington, a fine day after frosty night.
Put Mr Hurst's 60 lambs on turnips with ours in Roal Close, 400 lambs in it.
18 ewes, 9 old sheep - 87 so far old sheep - 5 three shear, 4 with shearling - 176 before, total 194.
Busy getting potatoes we are today.
Joe Stacey and Newby at drain in Whitley Lane.
Mr Brocklebank got Tom to singe his pony.
Cookson been to look where we shall put up 2 sheds.
Mrs Hirst paid Mr Brocklebank's clothing club £1/5/0.

Thursday 26 October
At Snaith and Kellington, a fine day.
Met Mr C Lake settling 2 valuations.
18 ewes, 7 old sheep - 94 so far - 6 three shear, 5 shearling - 194 before, total 212.
2 over again, one to each sheep old and three shear.
George Jorden took 4 loads corn to be ready to grind when the wind blows.
R T Lee Esq called.

Friday 27 October
At Brindly Leys, a fine day.
Met Mr Broom.
Expenses 6/6.
20 ewes, 5 old sheep - 99 so far - 10 three shear, 5 shearling - 212 before, total 232.
Three over again, one to each sheep - 7 so far.
Busy getting potatoes today, only old women ½ day today.
Robert Foulds been in to say Thos Wood of Whitley asked £31/10/0 for a colt.

Saturday 28 October
At Pontefract, a wet day.
Took out of bank for R F Mills Esq tithe rent £459/16/0.
Took out of bank for Mr Hurst, lambs, £135/0/0.
14 ewes, 3 old sheep - 102 so far - 7 three shear, 4 shearling - 232 before, total 246.
3 over again, one to each sheep.
I hope they will have got most of the potatoes.
Robert Foulds says he has bought me a colt 3 years old, £31, of Thos Wood.
Took Mr T Moxon Esq some nut cobs, he sent us a barrel of ale.

Sunday 29 October
At Kellington Church, a fine day after rain yesterday.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
We dined by ourselves.
11 ewes today, 3 old sheep - 105 - 4 with three shear, 4 with shearling - before 246, total 257.
One over again to shearling.

Monday 30 October
At Selby, a dull wet day.
Met Mr Brown and Mr Elston.
Bought 10 ton lime cake @ £11/5/0 per ton and 10 ton cotton cake @ £6/5/0 per ton.
7 ewes, 3 old sheep - 108 so far - 2 three shear, 2 to shearling - before 257, total 264.
Got mangles out of garden.
George Jorden went to Whitley and paid Thos Wood for a colt, £30/10/0.
Got beasts home out of Birkin Holme.

Tuesday 31 October
At Kellington till after dinner then Goole to value fixtures and furniture, late James Simpson Esq.
5 ewes, 2 old sheep - 110 so far - 3 three shear - before 264, total 269.
Three over again, one old sheep, 2 to three shear.
Men cutting mangles today.
Began planting out scotch cabbage when mangles was got off.
George Jorden grinding corn.
Lead 25 loads mangles.
Miss Coulson paid Mrs Hirst what she had borrowed, £3 again.

Wednesday 1 November
At Selby, a fine day.
I met Mr Carr and wrote out Streetthorpe valuation.
I paid 20/- for stamps.
3 ewes, 2 old sheep - 112 so far - 1 three shear - before 269, total 272.
2 over again, one to each of these.
Only 28 to tup tonight.
Mrs Hirst paid for a barrel of ale 6/0.

Thursday 2 November
At Kellington, a fine day very.
4 ewes, we have one to old sheep, 3 to three shear - 272 before, total 276.
Two over again to old sheep.
Our girl gone to Pontefract Statutes and 5 labourers also.
Sown Pond Hall with wheat this day.
Mrs Hirst and I went to Mill (Close) and then into the Carrs to look at 16 heifers.
James Camp sent me Howden rents, £42/5/3.

Friday 3 November
At Goole Hall, a fine day, back by 12-55.
Busy sowing Seed Garth Pond Hill and Moor Close.
Ploughing Flatts this afternoon.
5 women cutting mangle, 2 men transplanting scotch cabbage.
3 ewes, 1 old sheep - 114 so far - 2 to three shear - before 276, total 279.
One over again to old sheep.
Fetched colt from Mr Wood of Whitley rising 3 years old, £0/10/0.

Saturday 4 November
At Pontefract, a coldish day.
Dr Beard vaccination at Board today, 2 hours.
Mrs Hirst came after dinner to Pontefract.
Sown Beal Close and Flatts with wheat today.
1 ewe over again only.
Leading mangles this afternoon.

Sunday 5 November
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
2 ewes, one to old sheep, one to three shear - before 279, total 281.
A lamb to kill today, 3 since they went into Roal Close.

Monday 6 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
We began sowing Low Common rape land - rather stiff, not good work.
Mill stone dresser came to dress stones at 5/- per day, he finds his own meat.
Died last night at Egbrough poor Mrs Simpson Bauge aged 67 in a fit.
John Colley transplanted scotch cabbage.
Fox hounds crossed Stones Close this afternoon and close by this house.
Thomas Brocklebank took tea with us.
2 ewes, 1 old sheep, 1 three shear - before 281, total 283.
3 over again to three shear.
Paid Thos Hawksworth towards drain 10/-

Tuesday 7 November
At Doncaster, a fine day.
I met Mr White and Mr mellows.
I paid expenses £1/0/0.
Paid half stamps 10/-
Mill stone dresser at work @ grey stones, thinks he will get done by tomorrow @ noon.
Busy ploughing and sowing Low Common second close.
2 ewes over again.
2 ewes, 1 to old sheep, 1 to three shear - before 283, total 285.

Wednesday 8 November
At Wheldale, a showery day.
Met Mr Dennison and Mr Bentley over Willow Garth damages.
4 ewes, 2 to old sheep - 119 so far - 2 to three shear - before 285, total 289.
3 ewes over again.
Mrs Hirst been to pay the last sad offices to the dead Mrs Bauge aged 68.
Stone dresser got one pair stones dressed.
Painters comed again now it rains, I don't like them stopping two days away.

Thursday 9 November
At Wortley Moor Side Farm, a fine frosty morning, finish day after.
I was looking over some land for a reservoir for Lord Wharncliffe to make upon Ab Windle Exors.
1 ewe, old sheep - 120 so far - before 289, total 290.
3 over again.
Leading mangles today.
Finished sowing Low Common today.
Painters in hot house.

Friday 10 November
At Balne, a windy day.
Finished leading mangles 48 loads today, 82 loads before - total 123 loads mangles.
3 ewes 2 old sheep - 122 so far - 1 three shear - before 290, total 293.
2 over again.
Sent to Snydale for Alderney heifer home, been there ever since 3rd May.
3 men gripping on Low Common.
I paid George Bell for dressing stones, he made 6 days out of 5 days - £1/12/2.
Edward Poskitt fetched a ram today in exchange for one he had had.

Saturday 11 November
At Pontefract, a rainy morning, fine afternoon.
Took out of bank £100/0/0.
2 ewes over again.
Fetched a load home from Mr Stones of Smeaton.

Sunday 12 November
At Kellington Church, a fine day after a frosty night.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.
2 ewes to old sheep - 124 so far - before 293, total 295.
One over again today.
Fox got us two fowls last night.

Monday 13 November
At Goole Field, a sharp frost.
I was valuing Mr Spillman's farm for rental.
Fetched 10 loads wheat from Mr Poskitt, Darrington.
Men pulling down Mr Farrar's house.
4 ewes, 2 old sheep, 2 three shear - before 295, total 299.
One ewe third time over.
Took out of bank for Joe Baker £38/3/0.
Paid Jos Baker all off.

Tuesday 14 November
At Leeds, a dull day.
Mrs Hirst there also.
Fare 9/6, rose trees 6/0, dinner 3/2, mallet 24/6.
Total expenses £2//3/6.
Busy sorting potatoes yesterday and today.
Began sowing a bit in Fenteman Close this afternoon with wheat.
I met Mr Bartle and Mr Elston about Saxton crops.

Wednesday 15 November
At Goole over Mr Clarke's farm, a fine day after a rainy night.
I valued timber in in (?) Wood.
Valued George Greenfield and old David Briggs land for rental.
Paid old George Greenfield 1/-
Fare 3/9.
Mr and Mrs Hurst came to tea and hare.
Pulling down Mr Farrar's house.
Painters @ mill.
Tied up 10 heifers today.

Thursday 16 November
At Doncaster Fair, a fine day.
I paid 8/3.
Sorting potatoes and pulling down John Farrar's house.
3 carts leading dross on roads.
John Cookson mending fireplace in kitchen and then went to break a door-stead out of hot house into garden shed.
I paid Jos Scholey poor rate and he paid me for sheep £11/19/0, all up to this night.
One ewe over again.
Cookson took a goose for himself and one for Mr Tinker.

Friday 17 November
At Askham Richard, a cold frost snowy day at times till 11am then fine.
I was valuing for Mr Crawshaw.
Got back home by 3-40.
Pulling down Mr Farrar's house.
John Farrar Esq sent me £1/6/0.
For Edward (Calverly) Esq, work done 4 years ago.
George Jorden gave me for grinding 12/2.
I paid George Briggs for sparrows 3/-

Saturday 18 November
At Pontefract, a frosty day.
Mrs Hirst at home, not @ market.
I paid Vickers for 4 nets @ 26/0 - £5/4/0.
I paid Thos Arram for 6 tons 18 cwt carrots at 35/- per ton - £12/0/0.
I paid Henry Poskitt for 10 loads of seed wheat @ 21/0 - £10/10/0.
Leading stone for new sheds we are from Mr Farrar's house.
A truck slick gone to Mr Croysdale 7 ton 5 cwt instead of coming to us
Chimney sweeper at garden flues, had nearly killed the lad, 15/-

Sunday 19 November
At Kellington Church,a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at Hensall Church with Mr and Mrs Brocklebank.
Miss Lambert and Mr Ed Poskitt dined and took tea with us.

Monday 20 November
At Kellington, a fine day.
I was at home because it was frosty or else I ought to been at Ousefleet valuing.
We thrashed New House barley all out of barn and set the machine ready for the new building.
I paid John Vandravart poor rates by cheque, £35/15/0.
A lamb dead today.
Paid James Hutchinson our highway rate £39/2/3½.

Tuesday 21 November
At Kellington, a cold frosty day.
Busy thrashing barley out of the new straw barn.
Red heifer calved a heifer calf.
Thomas Backhouse been to set the nets in Russett Close for ewes @ 3d per head.
Took the lambs away from the ewes.
3 boy chimney sweepers came to finish the work, Mr Hirst paid them 5/- and 15/- before - £1/0/0, a very high charge.
Haigh Baker's daughter came to see us.
I shot a hare today.

Wednesday 22 November
At Baxter Hall, a dull day after a little snow and frost.
I went to pay the last sad offices to the dead to (Bevis) (Pulliun) aged 87 years.
Busy thrashing barley out of Middle House barn and carting it from this house.
Sent 294 ewes to Wm Russett's turnips at 3d per week.
Only one mason and one clerk @ work today.
Gave Betty Booth towards rent 5/0.
My expenses today 1/7.

Thursday 23 November
At Churwell, a frosty day and very misty.
Finished barley thrashing and, thrashed a bit of rye.
Brought up all the beasts into fold yard.
I paid expenses 9/1.
I paid Hunt and Hall for Mrs Hirst's bonnet and cap - £2/0/0.

Friday 24 November
At Rawcliffe and Goole, a dull day.
Winnowed 75qt barley.
Mr Hurst came to tea and I told him 41/- to be the price of that barley.
Mrs Hirst been to the garden and she says they are to go on with the pit refreshing with better stuff.

Saturday 25 November
At Pontefract, a dull rainy day.
Delivered barley in part 89qtr.
Winnowed 62qt today, 75 yesterday - 137.
Mr Hurst said he thinks 40/- plenty, I said 41/-
I left the receipt for the 44 six pound shares of 68 to be sent to Manchester with Mr Bower at the Yorkshire Bank.
Took Miss Hollings 1 hare, 2 birds.

Sunday 26 November
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst not there.
We dined by our two selves.

Monday 27 November
At Ousefleet, a fine shower fell.
Valuing for rental.
My expenses 7/3.
Finished winnowing barley.
Sent off to Mr Hurst 158 and 89 before - 147.
Louisa Boothman paid her rent - £9/10/0.

Tuesday 28 November
At Ousefleet, a fine day.
Fetched a load lime from Mr Stones of Smeaton, 3 so far this time.
Got a straw stack in today, wheat straw.
Men leading stones to new shed.
Thomas Bamforth paid his rent £2/5/0.
Our girl not comed back yet, she was to come today.
Paid Mr Williams for sacks home 5/7, gave him some apples.

Wednesday 29 November
At Ousefleet, a finish day.
Paid man 3/- for cleaning pony.
Paid Mr Hawke for horse 3 times to Ousefleet and to Mr Spellman - £1/0/0.
Paid driver 2/-
Fare 3/9, packet six 4/3 - total £1/9/3.
Sorting potatoes we are.
Maiden come back tonight instead of yesterday, nothing said yet.
Got 5 ton lime cake £11/5/0, got 5 ton cotton cake £6/5/0 this day.

Thursday 30 November
At Ulskelff, a stormy day, snowing and frost and rain.
Sowing a little more wheat in Fenteman Close.
Mrs Hurst, Mr Hurst, Saml and Willy took tea with us.
My expenses 4/6.

Friday 1 December
At Sand Hill, a stormy day.
Valuing for Mr Bennett and R C Simpson Esq.
Expenses 5/9.
Sown some rye in Low Lund Croft.
Got a load rye from Miss Lambert, 13 stone this day.
Parker and A Norton came about the drains again tonight.

Saturday 2 December
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mr Hurst paid me for 147qt barley @ 40/- per qt.
Earthing up the swedes on the Upper Common and 4 ploughs in Wood Garth ploughing.
John Rowley says Mr and Mrs Briggs daos not agree very well.

Sunday 3 December
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
We dined by ourselves and took tea also.
Mr Vandravart very ill, does not think he will get better.
294 ewes came out of Mr Russett turnips @ 3d per week having been 12 days.

Monday 4 December
At Selby, went to meet Mr J Clutton Esq.
A winter day, sharp frost and a little snow.
My expenses 5/-
Some ploughs in Low Common Clover Ley.
Mrs Poskitt came and paid her rent due at Whitsuntide last, £107 and £3 left over - £110.
I settled all off with George Jorden and paid him balance £5/2/0.
294 ewes went into Mrs Walkinson turnips @ Whitley @ 3d per head per week.

Tuesday 5 December
At Leeds, a frosty day.
Paid expenses 11/0.
Took out of bank for P Deane Esq £87/10/0.
Mr Ed Poskitt and Henry Poskitt came in and settled all off for farm rents, ram, cows bulling and sheep washing.
Mr Simpson Bogue had a stroke last night and very bad so is Mr Vandravart very poorly.
5 men ploughing Clover Ley.
Mrs Hirst been at Hutt Green.

Wednesday 6 December
At Kellington, a fine winter day.
R W F Mills Esq dined and took tea and I then went with him to take the cottage rents

Thursday 7 December
At Kellington Rent Day, a fine winter day.
Paid my rent in notes.
John Vandravart just alive, also old Simpson Bogue.
Men leading clay today out of Upper Common Lane into Top Lund Croft.
Joe Stacey (filling) in drain under John Farrar's old house.

Friday 8 December
At Kellington till after dinner then went to Haywood to look at some land for a church for
I G Yarbrough Esq, a fine cold day
Bevis (Pulliun) Coulson came and took tea with us, asked me if I would allow him to go with me to Baxter Hall on Monday.
Leading earth into the place where John Farrar's house stood.
Mrs Hirst gave the painters 2/0.
Old Mr Vandravart died this night.

Saturday 9 December
At Pontefract, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at Pontefract.
Men busy brushing hedges and diking.
Put up all the pigs to feed.

Sunday 10 December
At Hensall from Eggbrough, a fine day very.
We went to pay the last sad offices for the dead to attend the funeral of Simpson Bogue aged 80 years so we did not get to Kellington Church.
A hog to kill

Monday 11 December
At Baxter Hall, a fine winter day, the frost does not go.
I was valuing for administration the property of the late Bevis Pulliun Esq.
Put the gimber hogs into the 14 acres out of Roal Close.
Mrs Hirst been to Mr Vandravart's funeral, 74 years old.
Bevis Pulliun Coulson went with me in my gig and took tea with us.
Jos Scholey got a hog this night.

Tuesday 12 December
At Ousefleet Grange and (?), a fine day.
I called upon R C Simpson Esq and got some refreshment with him.
My expenses 6/9.
3 men in the drain in Whitley Lane sinking it a little.
Mr and Mrs, Master Willy Hurst took tea with us.
Stone dresser come to put the millstones and dressing machine into order this afternoon and left his luggage at Hirst Station.

Wednesday 13 December
At Kellington, a fine soft day, frost gone.
5 ploughs in Low Common ploughing Clover Ley.
2 masons began building a shed in the Horse Close.
At mill I have been today to see stone dressers.
Mrs Lambert sent her tithe tonight, £20/12/0/½ by her son William Lambert.

Thursday 14 December
At Naburn Mill, a fine day.
Mr Mellows and Mr Bentley.
My expenses 4/0.
Busy ploughing 6 ploughs in Low Common and finished it and began in John Maynard Close.
3 men in Whitley Lane taking up old drain.
Millstone dresser got the dressing machine barrel put in again.

Friday 15 December
At Ousefleet, a fine day.
Went over to Ireland'sfarm and part of Mr Sykes land.
My expenses today 6/9.
7 ploughs in John Maynard Close, Whitley Lane.
Wrote Mr Kenyon and Mr Dobson.
Mrs Hirst says the painters are getting on well with the outside second coat.
Dyson taken off two courses of bricks off cucumber frame.
Killed a wider lamb.

Saturday 16 December
At Pontefract a fine day.
Mrs Hirst came after dinner, brought a cheque for £8/18/0..
Chopped some pea straw today with the oats.
Millstone dresser got done today.
Jos Scholey got a hog today.
I took all my letters for Mr Arundel today respecting P Stevenson Esq of Rainton Thirsk.

Sunday 17 December
At Kellington Church, a fine day after a frosty night.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
We dined by ourselves today.
The railway porters came to attend a funeral of a porter, Lockwood, that was killed at Wakefield, they said there was 300 of them.

Monday 18 December
At Adlington, a fine windy day.
My expenses 9/0.
Fetched a load lime from Mr Stones of Smeaton.
Got off a truck coals from Rhodes and Dalby.
5 men ploughing today.
Painters at work top of house.
I wrote Mr Crawston for the roses.

Tuesday 19 December
At Leeds, a fine day.
I met Mr Wordsworth and Mr Pollard about Bedford's farm at Middleton.
Paid fare 3/6, 1/3, 2/6.
I paid Green's bill £2/5/8.
I paid for lobster 8/6.
Mrs Hirst been to see Mrs Brocklebank today.
Busy earthing up turnips.

Wednesday 20 December
At Pontefract, a rainy day.
Sitting to take evidence in Lord Houghton and Wheldale Colliery case.
Paid £1/4/6.
My expenses 1/6.
Paid George Rhodes for 15 beasts 14 weeks each in Birkin Holme @ 3/- per week, £2/2/0 each - £31/10/0, he paid me for a ram £4/10/0 and valuing £8/0/0 - total £19/0/0.
Mr and Mrs and Miss Maud Hurst took tea here.
294 ewes came out of Mr Walkinsons first thing this morning having been 2 weeks and 2 days @ 3d per week.

Thursday 21 December
At Adlington, a fine day.
Paid expenses 13/3 and Mr Hawke for horse and gig £1/8/0.
Gave a load wheat away to the poor.
Began watering ewes three men and 3 boys and 120 ewes.
Got some tiles from Womersley brickyard, Scott and Son.
Killed 2 geese today.
Got Broach turnips earthed this day.
A truck of slick come ready for morning.

Friday 22 December
At Roal valuing, a dull day.
4 men cutting across the road in Whitley Lane.
Got a truck slick from Rhodes 7 ton 12 cwt.
Watering the ewes again today124, 120 yesterday - 244.
Mason getting gable ends up.
Mr Ed Poskitt sent the ram home one day this week nearly dead, very poorly and very lame.
Red heifer in milk bulled at Miss Lambert's.
Earthing up Beal Close turnips.
Paid the labourers 10/- each for drinking money, 13 of them.
Mrs Hirst gave painters and masons 2/- for their drinkings.

Saturday 23 December
At Doncaster, a dull day.
Went to meet Mr Marsden and Mr Kenyon and left Doncaster at 12-30 for Pontefract.
Men sinking a well in Whitley Lane drain.
Sent 294 ewes this afternoon to John Maynard's turnips 3d per head per week or if I think them worth 3½d may give it.
I bought a brace of pheasants 7/6.
Ploughed part of Mill Hill.
Got all the ewes watered today and the feeding ewes.
Mr Boothman brought the carriage for me to Pontefract.

Sunday 24 December
At Kellington Church, a finish day.
Mrs Hirst was at church also.
Miss Lambert took dinner and tea with us out of roast goose dinner.

Monday 25 December
At Kellington Church, a fine fresh soft forenoon, rain in the afternoon.
Mrs Hirst was not at church today.
We dined by ourselves and Mr John Rowley came and took tea with us.
I paid Mr Jackson's men 1/6.
Singers 2/6.
Joe Haigh did not come to his horses today.
Sent Mr Kenyon a valuation of Mr Coulman's farm.

Tuesday 26 December
At Smithy Mill and Dunstan Farm Adle, a fine day.
Valuing for Mr Eddison.
Expenses 11/-
6 men ploughing in 21 acres.
3 men watering the hogs, 134.
Rose trees comed from Mr Crawston.
Joe Haigh been off 1½ days this week.
Mr Wood of Pontefract dead this morning.
Miss Dickon of Beal very ill.
Mr and Mrs Brocklebank called to see Mrs Hirst.

Wednesday 27 December
At Wortley Mill, a finish spring day.
My expenses 13/6.
Got my dinner at Wortley Inn.
Got home by 4pm, Mrs Hirst came up from station with me in gig.
Mrs Hurst, Mr and Mrs Willis, Mr Raynor took tea and game with us and champagne.
3 men watering hogs, 134.
6 men ploughing in 21 acres.

Thursday 28 December
At Stainforth, a dull day.
Got back to dinner at one pm.
Got 5 tons lime cake, 5 tons cotton cake from P Deane Esq, Hull.
Got all the hogs watered this day.
George Jorden grinding today.
Dyson pointing shed in field.
4 men ploughing 21 acres.
2 gardening at work and I hope 4 men tomorrow.
Painter finished and gone.
Mr Thos Moxon Esq and Dr Wright took tea with us and fruit.

Friday 29 December
At Knottingley, a fine day.
Settling Ulleskelf valuation.
Paid expenses 6/-
I took Mr Elston from here to Knottingley and back.
Stubbing hedge up for a wall in Charles Heron Garth, to build a shed also.
Mason's pointing Newby and Thos Bamforth's house.
Mr Elston took tea with us and I paid him £2/18/0 Saxton, £2/8/0 Swinefleet.
Mrs Hirst been to Beal.
Frank Hodgson taken Wheatley Farm, he says he wants me to value for him.

Saturday 30 December
At Pontefract, a dull day.
Bill Illingworth paid for skins £3/17/6.
Killed the two last geese yesterday and sent one to sell at market 6/10.
Brought home 4 nets.
Fetched a load lime from Smeaton for shed in C Heron Garth from Mr Stones.
Began building the shed this day.

Sunday 31 December
At Kellington Church, a fine day.
Mrs Hirst at church also.
Mr Edward Poskitt dined with us, had last roast goose this day.

Valuations

4 January - Pontefract Park, Hawke and Muscroft - £3/3/0.
9 January - Pontefract Park, Hawke and Muscroft - £3/3/0.
13 January - Thorne exchange, Durham (?) - No amount recorded.
16 January - Pontefract Park, Hawke and Muscroft - £3/3/0.
17 January - Little Smeaton, Stones - No amount recorded.
19 January - Dump Hill, Lord Leconfield - No amount recorded.
20 January - Kellington casting Dump Hill - £6/6/0.
21 January - Doncaster to see Mr Tippit - No amount recorded.
23 January - Middleton, Mr (Falkin) - £3/3/0.
24 January - Featherstone, Mr Leatham Esq - No amount recorded.
25 January - Purston Jaglin, Mr Leatham Esq - £14/14/0.
26 January - Kellington casting - No amount recorded.
27 January - Doncaster, Earl of Scarbrough - No amount recorded.
31 January - Haigh Park, (?) Goldthorpe - £3/3/0.
1 February - (?) - Sawyer and Rhodes - £3/0/8.
2 February - Carlton near Pontefract, England - £3/3/0.
3 February - Pontefract, England - £3/3/0.
3 February - Pontefract, Carter - £1/4/0.
3 February - Pontefract, Mr T Moxon Esq - No amount recorded.
3 February - Pontefract, Mrs Dunhill Exors and Mr T Moxon Esq - 8/6.
6 February - (Chunell), Mr Ward Esq - £3/3/0.
7 February - Whitley, Guest and Smith - £2/2/0.
7 February - Hensall, Coland Challenger - £2/2/0.
8 February - Kellington casting out - No amount recorded.
9 February - Park Lane Wakefield, (Turner) - £3/3/0.
9 February - Park Hill or Lodge, Turner and Holdsworth - No amount recorded.
10 February -Pontefract, Barker and Atkins - £3/3/0.
13 February - Grove House Levels, Mr (Butcher) - £3/3/0.
14 February - Levels, Mr (Fatkin) - £1/1/0.
15 February - Hooton Level, Mr Fowler - £3/3/0.
16 February - Basingthorpe, Mr Grant - £3/3/0.
18 February - Pontefract, Mr Barker and Co - £3/3/0.
18 February - Pontefract, Mr Senior - £1/1/0.
20 February - Hatfield, Baddely - 5/0.
20 February - Hatfield, Mr Robinson - £2/2/0.
20 February - Hatfield, Mr Fillingham - £1/1/0.
20 February - Moss, Mr Carr - £2/2/0.
21 February - Kinsley Common, Mr James Emmerson - £3/3/0.
22 February - Wakefield, Mr Turner for Park Lane expenses - £3/3/0.
22 February - Rawcliffe Leach Farm, Ralph (?) Esq - £3/3/0.
23 February - Birkin, George Rhodes - £/0/0.
24 February - Sand Field Fockerly, Mr Sykes and Storey - £5/0/0.
27 February - Outwood Stanley, Mr Cotton - £3/3/0.
28 February - Rainton, Mr Stephenson - £14/14/0.
1 March - Rainton, Mr Stephenson - No amount recorded.
2 March - Whitley, Howdall's Exors - £3/3/0.
2 March - Balne, Howdall's Exors - £2/12/0.
2 March - Pollington, George Howdall Bradley - £3/3/0.
3 March - Levels, Mr Walker and Allen - £3/3/0.
3 March - Levels, Mr Ingham - No amount recorded.
6 March - Drax, Mr Reynolds - £2/2/0.
6 March - Newland, Mr Jonas Tate - £2/2/0.
7 March -Gateforth, Mr Smith, Mr (?) and Mr Sykes - £3/3/0.
8 March - Colton, H C Ingham - No amount recorded.
9 March - Haywood, Mr Preston - £2/2/0.
9 March - Norton, John Rowley - 10/6.
9 March - Norton, Wass and Penty - £1/1/0.
10 March - Carlton near Barnsley, Lord Wharncliffe for C (Riddal) - £3/3/0.
13 March - South (?), Mr Kenyon for Thos S Bacon - £4/4/6.
14 March - Bentley near Doncaster, Mr Booth - £3/3/0.
15 March - Ferrybridge, Mr Myers, Mr Morrell and Mr Marshall - £4/4/0.
15 March - Pontefract, Mr Barker, - No amount recorded.
15 March - Grove Hall R T Lee Esq - £3/3/0.
16 March - Hickleton, Mr Asgodby - £3/3/0.
17 March - Sutton, Mr Grant - £3/3/0.
18 March - Swinefleet Moors, Mr Stainton - £3/3/0.
20 March - Hatfield, Mr Fillingham - £2/2/0.
20 March - Hatfield, Wood House, Mr (Blacker) - £2/2/0.
21 March - Glidow, Mr Pollard Esq - £3/3/0.
22 March - Addle, Mill Farm, R H Eldiston - £8/0/0.
23 March - Kellingley, Mr Thos Brears - £2/2/0.
23 March - Grove Hall, Mr Middleton - £3/3/0.
24 March - Fewston Leeds Waterworks - No amount recorded.
27 March - Wharton Lodge, Mr Kitchingman - £3/3/0.
28 March - Topham Ferry, Case - £3/3/0.
29 March - Saxton, Mr (Thurkill) - 33/3/0.
29 March - Ledstone, Mr Priestman - £3/3/0.
30 March - Knottingley, Mr Horswood - £3/3/0.
31 March - Knottingley, Mr Tomlinson - £3/3/0.
31 March - Hunslet Station Midland Railway Company - No amount recorded.
1 April - Birkin, George Rhodes - £3/0/0.
3 April - Streethouse, Mr (Herring) - No amount recorded.
4 April - (Kukly) Common, Mr Foster - £3/3/0/
4 April - Skelbrook Hollings, Mr Thos Brears - £3/3/0.
5 April - Carlton by Barnsley, Lord Wharncliffe - £3/3/0.
5 April - Wakefield, Leatham - £2/2/0.
6 April - Water Wold, Mr Tennant - £3/3/0.
10 April - Ledsham, John Foster - £3/3/0.
10 April - Burton Salmon, Mr Tennant - £1/1/0.
11 April - Pigburn, Saml Barker - £3/3/0.
12 April - (Belgrave) Tong Bridge, Lockwood - £3/10/6.
13 April - Castle Farm Stapleton, Mr Poskitt - £3/3/0.
14 April - Hickleton, Mr Osgodby - £3/3/0.
17 April - Thornhill, Mr Stones - £3/3/0.
17 April - Whitley, F H Eadon Esq - £2/2/0.
17 April - Balne, Tomlinson Esq - £3/3/0.
17 April - Whitley, Harrison - 10/0.
18 April - Peterbro, Mr (Graves) - No amount recorded.
19 April - Peterbro, Mr (Graves) - £10/10/0 - Paid Mr Roberts for measuring.
20 April - Heck, John England and (Graves) - £2/2/0.
21 April - Hatfield Woodhouse, Mr Blacker - £2/2/0.
21 April - Grove House, Mr Butcher - £3/3/0.
24 April - Wortley, Hague to Rowsly - £2/4/0.
24 April - Hermit Hill, Hunt to several - £2/2/0.
24 April - Hermit Hill, Booth to several - £2/2/0.
25 April - Hull settling for Mr Bray - £3/3/0.
26 April - Burton Salmon, Mr (?) - £3/3/0.
26 April - Knottingley, Mr John Reynolds - £2/2/0.
27 April - Haigh Hall, Mr Morrison - £3/3/0.
28 April - Sandbeck Lodge, Earl of Scarbrough - No amount recorded.
29 April - Hensall, Cotton and Challenger - £1/1/0.
1 May - (Ley) Field Aberford, Mr Smith - £5/5/0.
1 May - Ledstone, Mr Priestman - £2/2/0.
1 May - Settling Saxton, Mr Thurkill - No amount recorded.
2 May - Langholme, A Atkinson Esq - £3/14/0.
3 May - Bilham Grange, Mr Wood - No amount recorded.
4 May - Streethouse, Mr Henry - No amount recorded.
4 May - Crofton, Scholey and Elston - No amount recorded.
4 May - Sharleston, (Deanby) and Jackson - £3/3/0.
5 May - Pollington Hall, Dobson Exors - £10/10/0.
5 May - Pollington, Mr Howdall and Bradley - £2/2/0.
6 May - Pontefract, (?) - No amount recorded.
8 May - Hewitt Hill, Lord Wharncliffe and John Swift - £3/17/0.
8 May - Wortley Mill Farm, Thompson Lord Wharncliffe - No amount recorded.
8 May - Wortley, Mr Harrison - £1/3/0.
8 May - Carlton, Lord Wharncliffe - £1/3/0.
9 May - Levels, Mr Walker and Allen - £3/3/0.
9 May - Low Levels, Mr Ingham - No amount recorded.
10 May - Heck Hall, Mr Ed (Coggle) - £5/5/0.
11 May - Havercroft, Miss Green - £2/2/0.
11 May - Kukly Common, Mr Foster - £2/2/0.
11 May - Skelbrook Hollings, Mr Brears - £2/2/0.
11 May - Sutton, Mr Grant - £3/3/0.
11 May - Haywood, Mr Preston - £2/2/0.
11 May - Norton, John Rowley and John Lodge - 10/6.
12 May - Hooton Level, Mr Fowler - £3/3/0.
13 May - Kellingley, Mr Brears - No amount recorded.
15 May - Wighill Park, C Kitchingman - £3/3/0.
16 May - Stanley Field House, Mr Cotton - £1/1/0.
16 May - Leeds, Mr Eddison - £1/1/0.
17 May - Whalley, Mr Lister and Mellows - £3/3/0.
18 May - Swinehed and Wylerton near Boston, Ogle Newton and Jones - £5/5/0.
19 May - Heck, Messrs England - £8/8/0.
20 May - G S Robson Esq - £2/2/0.
22 May - Barnsley, Mr Lancaster and Day - £3/3/0.
23 May - Leeds settling (?) and Co - £2/2/0.
24 May - Water Cobdale Farm, (?) - £3/3/0.
25 May - Wakefield settling Kinsley, Mr Emmerson - £3/3/0.
26 May - Carlton, Lord Wharncliffe - £3/3/0.
29 May - Goole for (?) Grange, Mr Briggs - £3/3/0.
30 May - Poppleton Villa, Burton and White - No amount recorded.
31 May - Mr Mills - £10/10/0.
2 June - Doncaster, Ridale Lord Wharncliffe for Carlton farm - £3/3/0.
5 June - Wakefield, Thos Brears - £2/2/0.
6 June - Knottingley, Heck Hall, Mr Ogle Mr Mellows - £5/5/0.
7 June - Pontefract settling Crofton, Mr John Scholey and Mr Elston - £3/3/0.
8 June - Barnsley Hermit Hill - £2/3/0.
8 June - Barnsley, Basingthorpe, Mr (?) - £3/3/0.
9 June - Skelbrook Hollings Brears and Neville Esq - £3/3/0.
18 June - Ferrybridge, John Hickingbottom - 10/6.
27 June - Tanshelf, Mr Engand and Watts - £1/1/0.
3 July - Wakefield settling Haigh Hall - £3/3/0.
4 July - Wakefield settling Carlton, Mr Fox - £3/3/0.
4 July - Settling Kukly Common - No amount recorded.
5 July - Havercroft, Miss Green - £3/3/0.
5 July - Ryhill, Mr Scholey and Benj Day - Paid.
7 July - Wakefield, Mr Morrison - £3/3/0.
8 July - Doncaster, W R Hoyle Esq - £3/3/0.
10 July - Thorne to settle Newland, Mr Tate - £2/2/0.
11 July - Leeds, North Eastern Railway, Mr Chantry - Paid.
14 July - Thornhill, Captain Ingham - £3/3/0.
14 July - Wakefield, W H Morrison Esq - £3/3/0.
17 July - Pontefract settling Colton for Mr H Leather Esq - No amount recorded.
18 July - Doncaster settling Levels, Mr Ingham, Thorn on the Moors - No amount recorded.
19 July - Norton settling valuation for Lodge - £1/1/0.
20 July - Doncaster settling Carlton, Lord Wharncliffe - £3/3/0.
21 July - Wakefield to meet Mr Fenwick and Mr Wordsworth - No amount recorded.
25 July - Leeds settling Mr Stones valuation at Thornhill - £1/1/0.
26 July - Whitley, Mr Wilkinson - £1/1/0.
28 July - Rawcliffe Common, Mr Leach - £5/5/0.
28 July - Quosquo, Mr Brewster - £3/10/6.
1 August - Moor Ends, Thos Shearburn Esq - )
1 August - Goole Grange, Mr Chantry, Eastern Railway )
3 August - York, Chantry railway work ) - £6/6/0.
3 August - York, Thomas Shearburn Esq railway business )
4 August - Havercroft, Miss Green - £2/2/0.
9 August - Badsworth, Mr Wood and Harrison - No amount recorded.
9 August - Badsworth, Parkinson and Baddley - )£3/3/0.
9 August - Upton Beacon, Burkitt and Atkinson - )
10 August - Gowdall, Turner and Brooke - £1/1/0.
11 August - Healaugh, Rev E Brooksbank - £3/3/0.
11 August - Easedyke, Mr Tomlinson - £3/3/0.
12 August - Robert Broom paid me for meeting at Doncaster 1 day for himself and one day for
Thomas Brown - £4/10/0.
15 August - Mr Kelsey Esq, Park Lane Hall - £3/3/0.
16 August - Garthorpe, Mr Jack Smith and Sykes - £3/3/0.
17 August - Hatfield, Fillingham - £2/2/0.
17 August - Red House Hatfield Wood, Blacker - £1/1/0.
17 August - Bentley, Mr Booth - £1/1/0.
17 August - Haywood, Preston - £3/3/0.
18 August - Saxton, Mr (?) - £2/2/0.
18 August - Scal House, Foster and Marshall - No amount recorded.
18 August - Castle Farm, Mr Poskitt - £2/6/0.
19 August - Swinefleet, Mr Pepper - £5/7/0.
21 August - Birkin, George Rhodes - £2/0/0.
21 August - Camblesforth, Thorpe and (Duckly) - £1/10/0.
21 August - Camblesforth, Coward - £2/2/0.
21 August - Newland Lodge, J Tate - £2/2/0.
21 August - Snaith, White and (?) - No amount recorded.
21 August - Snaith, White and England - £1/2/0.
22 August - Sutton, Mr Grant - £3/3/0.
22 August - Skelbrook, Mr Brides - £2/2/0.
22 August - Belham Grange, Wood - £3/3/0.
22 August - Kellingley, Thos Brears - £2/2/0.
23 August - Grove House, Mr Bletcher - £3/3/0.
23 August - Low Levels, Mr Walker and Allan - £2/2/0.
24 August - Bubworth, Mr Ibbotson - £3/3/0.
24 August - Haddlesey, Mr Brocklebank - No amount recorded.
25 August - Hickleton, Mr Osgodby - £3/3/0.
28 August - Burton Salmon, Mr Tennant - £2/2/0.
28 August - Ledsham, Mr Foster - £2/2/0.
29 August - Stone and Sandbeck Lodge, Earl of Scarbrough - No amount recorded.
30 August - Water Cobdale, Mr Tennant - £3/3/0.
31 August - Milford Hagg, Mr Rishforth - £3/3/0.
1 September - Cowick Hall, Benj Shaw Esq - No amount recorded.
7 September - Doncaster, Earl of Scarbrough - No amount recorded.
18 September - Doncaster settling several valuations. Levels, Walker - £1/10/0.
18 September - Ledsham, Mr Foster - £3/3/0.
18 September - Burton Salmon, Mr Tennant - No amount recorded.
18 September - Stone and Sandbeck Lodge, Lord Scarbrough.
22 September - Askern settling Hatfield Woodhouse, Mr Blacker - £2/2/0.
22 September - Bentley, Booth - £1/10/0.
22 September - Haywood, Mr Preston - No amount recorded.
22 September - Grove House Levels, Mr Blitcher - £2/2/0.
25 September - Streetthorpe, Parker, Lord Auckland - £6/6/0.
26 September - Leeds to settle Saxton crops - £2/2/0.
27 September - Thornhill Lees, Lister and Kilner brothers - £3/3/0.
28 September - Doncaster, Mr Blitcher - £1/1/0.
28 September - Settling Garthorpe - £3/0/0.
28 September - Doncaster settling Lord Wharncliffe - No amount recorded.
2 October - Worksop, Brace Bridge, Mr Mellows and Hickson - £8/9/8.
4 October - Brind, Thompson and Lord Leconfield - £1/12/0.
4 October - Brind Farm, Lord Leconfield - £4/14/0.
10 October - Castleford or rather Allerton Bywater, Mr Hunt - £2/2/0.
16 October - Glass Houghton, Mr Leake Trustees - No amount recorded.
18 October - Whitley, Thos Eadon and Laverack - £6/6/0.
19 October - Bradford, Airedale Draining - No amount recorded.
20 October - Bradford, Airedale Draining - No amount recorded.
21 October - Bradford, Airedale Draining - No amount recorded.
27 October - Brindly, Lord Leconfield )
30 October - Selby settling Brindley ) - £7/0/0.
31 October - Goole Hall, R Simpson Esq - No amount recorded.
1 November - Selby to meet F Carr Esq in Streetthorpe business - £3/3/0.
3 November - Goole Hall, R C Simpson Esq - No amount recorded.
7 November - Doncaster, Mr Wood, (Bathane Grange) - £3/3/0.
8 November - Wheldrake, Messrs Dennison and Bentley - £9/0/0.
9 November - Wortley Moorside, Lord Wharncliffe A V (Windles) Exors - £3/3/0.
10 November - Balne, Terry and Dickson - £6/6/0.
13 November - Goole Field, R C Simpson Esq - No amount recorded.
15 November - Goole, R C Simpson Esq - No amount recorded.
17 November - Askham Richard, Mr Crawshaw - £5/10/0.
23 November - Cherwell, Mr Brown - £3/3/0.
24 November - Rawcliffe, Beachile and Ralph Cryke Esq - £3/3/0.
24 November - Goole, Bennett and R Simpson Esq - No amount recorded.
27 November - Ousefleet, R C Simpson Esq - No amount recorded.
28 November - Ousefleet, R C Simpson Esq - No amount recorded.
29 November - Ousefleet, R C Simpson Esq - No amount recorded.
30 November - Ulleskelf, Mr Bussy - No amount recorded.
1 December - Sand Hill, Bennett and R C Simpson Esq - £5/5/0.
4 December - Selby to meet Mr J Elston Esq - £2/2/0.
4 December - Hambleton, Lister and Anson at Selby - £1/1/0.
8 December - Haywood, J G Garbrough Esq - No amount recorded.
8 December - Pontefract, Mr Simpson Bailiff - £1/1/0.
11 December - Baxter Hall, Mrs Waide - No amount recorded.
12 December - Ousefleet Grange and (?) - No amount recorded.
14 December - Naburn Mill, Mr (Bouley) - £3/3/0.
15 December - Ousefleet, Mr Irelands land - No amount recorded.
18 December - Adlington, R C Simpson - No amount recorded.
19 December - Leeds to meet Mr Pollard and Mr Wordsworth about Middleton valuation - £2/2/0.
20 December - Pontefract, Lord Houghton and Wheldale Coal Company - £9/0/0.
21 December - Adlington, R C Simpson - No amount recorded.
22 December - Roal, Mr John Poskitt, J Vandravart - £2/2/0.
23 December - Doncaster to meet Mr Marsden - No amount recorded.
26 December - Smithy Mill, Mr Eddison - £3/3/0.
27 December - Wortley Mill, Lord Wharncliffe - No amount recorded.
28 December - Stainforth, Marsden and Hatfield - No amount recorded.
29 December - Knottingley Ulleskelf, Mr (?) - No amount recorded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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