An acre of land was first fixed to be 40 poles in length and 4 in breadth, or 160 square poles, by a statute of 31st of Edward the first, or in the year of 1301. The six ages of the world are as under: 1st from the creation of the world to the deluge, being 1656 years; the 2nd from the deluge to Abraham’s coming into the land of promise in 2082, containing 426 years; the 3rd from Abraham’s entrance into the promised land to the deliverance of the Hebrews out of Egypt in the year of the world 2525, including 430 years; the 4th from the going out of Egypt to the foundation of Solomon’s temple in the year of the world 2992, being 479 years; the 5th from Solomon’s laying the foundation of the Temple to the Babylonish captivity in the year of the world 3416, containing 424 years; the 6th from the Babylonish captivity to the birth of Jesus Christ, which happened in the year of the world 4,000 and includes 584 years.
After dinner was sent for over to Framfield. I found my mother very bad. Came home about 8:10. Paid for bread ½d. Gave Richard Fuller 6d for cleaning their horse.