Sunday, July 10 1757

After breakfast my brother Will came in to see me, and together with my whole family was at church in the forenoon. The text was the same as that of the 5th of June… The Rt Hon George Cholmondely [3rd] Earl Cholmondely, Viscount Malpas, Joint Vice Treasurer [receiver-general and paymaster general] of Ireland, Lord Lieutenant, Custos Rotulorum and Vice-Admiral of Cheshire, Governor of Chester Castle, Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, Carnaervon, Flint, Merioneth and Montgomery, steward of the royal manor of Sheen in Surrey, and knight of the Bath [etc.], being a-visiting at Mr Coates’s, was at church this morning.

We dined on a lamb’s heart pudding, a piece of bacon, a lamb’s head and the remains (which the cat left us) of a lamb’s lights and the lamb’s tongue and brains, carrots, green salad, gooseberry pie and custard. My brother and my whole family at church this afternoon… My brother and Ann Martin (our maid’s sister) drank tea with us. My brother stayed till 6:20. I received of my brother in cash 2.2.0 in part of money for a watch which I am to buy for him…

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