After schooltime I went down to Whyly, to write for Mr Virgoe. Came home very ill. Paid for a piece of mutton for broth 1½d.
At home all day. Paid for butter and bread 9½d. Paid for a loin of lamb, 2 lbs 10 oz, 9d. Lent my horse to Robert Hook for the use of Thomas Mepham, which is to be in full for Thomas Mepham’s going to Lewes for me, which he valued at 12d. Paid for milk ld.
Paid for bread 2d. Lent John Jones (by Pat Mepham) in cash 21/-. Rec’d of Mr Samuel Slater £1.13.6 in full, Paid John Cayley 31/6 in part for wool. Mr Slater and Nanny sent away about 5:20. At home all day.
Sent Francis Smith by his boy £10 which he is to pay Mr John Crouch for me. Paid Master Elphick in cash 3/6 and in goods 6d, which together is 4/-, for bringing my hay from Framfield. Gave two of my scholars, for helping in with the hay, gingerbread value 2d. Paid for bread 2½d . At home all day. Mr Slater and Nanny came back from Lewes about 9:10. Mr Peter Martin called on me.
About 3:45 I set out for Lewes; got there 4:50. Called Mr Stephen Fletcher, servant to Mr Samuel Ridings, and balanced accounts with him and paid him £16.14.0 by bill on Messrs Margesson and Collison, 30 days’ date, which with goods I have agreed to return, value £6.11.6, is in full to this day. I bought some goods of him and came home about 8:20. Spent 6d. After dinner Mr Slater and Nanny set out for Lewes. Paid John Jones 2d for Mr Slater’s horse. At home all the day after the morning. This day was played in the Broyle a cricket match, Mayfield against Ringmer, Framfield and St John’s [in Lewes], which was won by Mayfield with ease. This day received of Rippington’s boys 6d in full for a week’s schooling, ended Saturday last.
At church in the morning; the text, the 12th chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews, l4th verse: “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” At church in the afternoon; the text, 3rd chapter Matthew, 17th verse: “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” After churchtime my wife and I went to Mr William Piper’s. I there received of Thomas Braizer the 21/- I lent him the 9th instant. Mr Slater came there to us. We stayed and drank tea. Came home about 8 o’clock. Found Ann Slater at our house. Read the first book of Paradise Lost between churchtimes went to bed about 11:25.
This day sold Mr Blackwell of Hawkhurst all my white rags at 27/- per hundred, and bought of him 12 couple of white pound and half-pound paper, 8 reams of midd[ling?] hand ditto at 4/-, 2 reams of brown cap and 1 ream of 2 lb ditto at 4/3. Paid Joseph Fuller 21d for a leg of mutton weight 6 lbs. Paid Mr Bulcock £3.7.8 in full for Messrs Masfen’s, the last parcel only excepted. He stayed and drank tea here. Paid Mrs Atkins in goods, 5/6, being in full for a crock of butter of 11 lbs which I sold for her. Paid for ½ lb butter and bread 3½ d. At home all day and very busy. Received of cooper Hammond 1 6-bushel bucking tub, £0.15.0.
Master Darby and Thomas at work all day a-setting up my furnace. Paid them l/- in goods. After 5 o’clock went over to Framfield; agreed with my mother to have some hay. Came home about 8:20. In the evening read part of Every Man his own Lawyer.
At home all day. Paid Thomas Balcombe for Wi1liam Funnell in goods l/- for 2 hundred of bricks received this day by Thomas Balcombe’s wagon. This day Thomas Tester’s wife brought me 2 carp for a present; gave her about 1 1b lump sugar and 6 fish hooks, value about 9d. Paid for bread and milk ld.
Rec’d of Thomas Darby Sr £3.4.6 on account. Rec’d of John Lewer £0.10.8 in full. Rec’d of Thomas Simmonds £0.14.10½ and remains due to me 20/-. Lent Thomas Braizer in cash 21/-. Paid Mr George Thawyer £1.0.3 in full; he drank tea with me. At home all day.