Mary Heath a-washing for us all day, who dined with us on the remainder of yesterday’s dinner, with the addition of some French beans. In the afternoon my brother came over and he, together with the two Dame Cornwells, drank tea at our house. My brother stayed till the evening and took home my horse… At home all day and thank God pretty busy. Lent Richard Page in cash one guinea. Mary Heath lodged at our house. In the evening about 10 o’clock we had several severe flashes of lightning and one extreme long and loud clap of thunder and a good deal of rain.